The Robochris Rakutan store has updated with some new images of Transformers Prime Japan Arms Micron Terrorcon Cliffjumper. The new images show that Terrorcon Cliffjumper has gone for a completely purple "Dark Energon" deco, rather than the red deco with purple Dark Energon "burn" deco. There's also some images of his Arms Micron partner, a Revenge of the Fallen Ravage style animal partner that turns into a chainsaw.
There are also some images on the page for Voyager Class Starscream's Arms Micron partner - a spy plane that looks like it turns into some kind of double pronged blade.
Excited for tonights new episode of Transformers Prime on the Hub? Ever been curious what kind of work goes into animating an episode of Transformers Prime? Well thanks to 2005 Board Contributer (and all around nice guy) SydneyY we have a new interview with Polygon Studios translated for your enjoyment. Polygon handles all the cgi animation for Transformers Prime. This interview was originally featured in Figure King issue #168. SydneyY has provided this translation solely to help non-Japanese fans who are unable to read this insightful interview in the magazine they have purchased. In the interview you'll learn how Polygon Pictures earned the license for the show as well as the insane amount of work that goes into Transformers Prime. Everything from the storyboards to the transformations down to the Emmy award winning backgrounds.
Click the title bar for the full interview and then head over to the boards to discuss!
It's Saturday and you know what that means? New Transformers cartoon day! Transformers Prime season 2 episode 3 and Rescue Bots Episode 4 both debut on The Hub today!
Transformers Prime, airing at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT, gives us Orion Pax, Part 3. Things reach breaking point as a desperate mission is launched to restore the amnesiac Optimus Prime, even as he becomes ever more suspicious of Megatron.
Meanwhile Transformers Rescue Bots introduces us to the Flobsters in the episode Flobsters on Parade. Flying lobsters? It's like the best concept for a Fuzor that we were never treated to in the 1990s! It's airing in just a few minutes at 9:30 am ET on The Hub! Turn on those TVs and check it out!
We've got a little bit longer to wait for Transformers Prime to air, but while you wait, check out this new preview clip from Hitfix!
Hasbro's rolling out with more Transformers Prime material on the official Transformers website. Today the Dark of the Moon theme to Transformers.com bowed out, to be replaced with a blue Transformers Prime / Bot Shots theme. The character bars along the top are now Transformers Prime instead of Dark of the Moon, with Bot Shots Optimus and Megatron in the background. It's a nice and fresh look for the site.
Right now as with the Bot Shots game, it's just a new skin with more content such as character bios to follow. Keep watching Transformers.com for more material being added in the coming weeks.
The official Transformers Facebook page has uploaded concept artwork of the Insecticon from Transformers Prime! Officially confirming what we had deduced from educated guesswork, it's the creature seen briefly at the end of Orion Pax Part 2 and in the promo picture for Part 3. This concept artwork gives some suggestion on how the insectoid limbs function, as well as (far right) a look at the creature without these limbs.
Orion Pax Part 3 airs this Saturday, 3 March on The Hub at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT.
The Takara-Tomy Channel has uploaded a brief video showing some behind the scenes concept work on the Transformers Prime Arms Micron line for the Japanese market. The video - helpfully with English subtitles - features Takara-Tomy Transformers team member Takashi Nakase briefly talking about some of the thought processes that went into the design of these toys - particularly the whole idea that the Arms Microns can be attached in many locations to allow for some degree of customisation. Check it out, embedded below:
Transformers Prime's Japanese release takes the center stage in the latest edition of TV-Boy Magazine, with pages dedicated to the toys as well as a very cool video! Read on and check out the scans, the video is embedded below. Of note is that the sword formed by the Arms Microns and wielded by Optimus Prime is named the Star Saber!
The Hub has released a new promo still from this weekend's new Transformers Prime episode, Orion Pax Part 3, which introduces a new threat to the Transformers Prime world in the form of... well, it's not been named in the show as yet, but if you click on the thumbnail at left, you can see the high resolution image. It's probably an aligned continuity version of an Insecticon - whatever it is, it looks suitably menacing! Originally found here on Tumblr.
Toys R Us Japan has prepared for the launch of Super Robot Life Forms Transformers Prime with new flyers! These flyers show the figures paired with their Arms Micron partners. Also shown is an Arms Micron sword formed by 3 Arms Microns. Figures go on sale March 31st. Here's a description of the Arms Microns by 2005 boards member Transformed, who posted the scans!
Arms Microns are small Transfomers, which can transform into weapons. They strengthen the Transformers; moreover, when Arms Micron’s merge they become very powerful weapons.
Optimus Prime’s Arms Micron (AM-01) is a purple gun that looks a lot like Shockwave. Megatron comes with a pretty cool looking black and purple gorilla (Optimus Primal?).
The flier says to check out the monthly comic, Korokoro Comic, for more information about Arms Microns. Also, those who make a reservation for AM-01 Optimus prime by 3/31 will receive a bonus Arms Micron character named Autobot Firebolt; however, this piece is limited to 2,500 pieces so those of you that want one should inquire about it while making a reservation to insure that you do indeed get one.
Zap2it have updated their episode guide with another new Transformers Prime episode. Airing on 24/03 is a new episode titled "Loose Cannons". Be warned, there are some pretty significant spoilers in this summary...
A legendary Autobot returns to Earth to look for a new Decepticon, but Optimus finds that something is not right with the rogue Bot.
Yes, you read that right! This episode promises spoiler!two new characters!
With this it is also looking like there will be new episodes of Transformers Prime throughout the month of March. Will the trend continue through April?
Upcoming Transformers Prime Episodes
03/03 Orion Pax Part 3
03/10 Operation Bumblebee Part 1
03/17 Operation Bumblebee Part 2
03/24 Loose Cannons
411mania.com has updated their website with an interview with the voice of Transformers Prime Starscream and Rescue Bots Heatwave; voice actor Steve Blum. In the interview, Steve elaborates on what it's like voicing both the evil Starscream and the heroic Heatwave and the approaches he took to voicing both. He also breifly touches on what we can expect from Starscream in the second season of Transformers Prime.
Click the title bar or the link above for the full interview and then head over to the 2005 Boards to discuss with your fellow fans.
The hunt continues for more new Transformers Prime action figures! Thanks to 2005 Board member Terrorsaur128 for giving us the heads up that not only are the first wave of Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commanders no showing up at retail, but so is the new Optimus Prime Voice changer role play helmet. Terrorsaur128 reports finding the Cyberverse Commanders at Wal-Mart, while the Voice Changer helmet was found at a Toys R Us. Both were found in Lexington, KY.
Have you spotted new toys at your local retail stores? Let us know in our Transformers sightings forum!
Here's an interesting little teaser of things to come for you - the recently released Deluxe Class Transformers Prime Ratchet teases at a future alternate head on his instructions! This new head does not recall any particular Transformer at first glance, but that does not stop it from looking cool!
Read on and take a look at this brief glimpse at a potential future release.