All of us here at Transformers World 2005 would like to wish you a happy, prosperous and healthy new year!
2014 has arrived, and with it, the 30th year of the Transformers franchise! Transformers will turn 30 on May 8 2014, which is the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first Transformers comic book from Marvel comics, and September 17 2014 will see the 30th anniversary of the classic Generation 1 cartoon series and our ears being graced with the voices of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, the late Chris Latta, Corey Burton and so many others bringing our favorite Robots in Disguise to life.
Looking ahead to 2014, we have a lot to look forward to. In comics, we have two big events coming with the conclusion of the Dark Cybertron crossover event in IDW's Robots in Disguise and More than Meets the Eye books, with the promise of two new series later in the year, Windblade and a new Transformers / G.I. Joe crossover. 2014 is also going to see the conclusion to the comic series that started it all, with Transformers Regeneration 1 #100 due to arrive in March.
Of course no look to what is to come would be complete without making mention of a new Transformers live action movie, coming at the end of June! Michael Bay is bringing Optimus Prime and Bumblebee back to the big screen in Transformers Age of Extinction
! A new story with a new cast, we can look forward to a new big screen adventure starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz alongside our favorite robots in disguise.
All this and of course, new Transformers toys! In 2014 Hasbro is bringing us more of their new Constructabots series with Beast Hunters themed sets coming up soon, plus the new, simpler Beast Hunters toys. For us collectors, we can look forward to new Masterpiece Transformers including Masterpiece Wheeljack
and the rumored Masterpiece Bumblebee
and Masterpiece Ultra Magnus
from Takara-Tomy, and from Hasbro, a 30th anniversary Transformers Generations lineup which includes not only homages to the original Transformers, but updates to characters from across Transformers' rich history including Beast Wars and Beast Machines. A lot has been rumored, so watch this space next month for all the cool new toys being revealed at the US Toy Fair 2014.
That's all from us for now. Have a safe and happy 2014, and join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary year of the Transformers! Photo attached to this story is Mach Kick, from Beast Wars Neo, inspired by my good friend SydneyY in the spirit of the Year of the Horse.