Looks like all the Autobots are getting updates for the upcoming Transformers 4 movie. Today, we get a peek at the new Bumblebee.
With Transformers 4 now in full swing, it’s time to check out the changes to Optimus Prime and take a gander at two new Autobots joining the fray.
Shockwave has always been the cold, emotionless and calculating Decepticon but not much has been known about his past. The latest issue of Robots In Disguise delves into the character and adds some new elements. Do those changes work or completely change the character? Find out after the jump!
For the first time in history, the Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) TRANSFORMERS brand is inviting fans of all ages around the globe to help create a new TRANSFORMERS character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the TRANSFORMERS’ brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the “Fan Built Bot” Poll kicks off today, and will run through May 5th on TRANSFORMERS.com/vote. Hasbro invites fans to vote daily to shape this new TRANSFORMERS character. The new character will be made into an action figure featured in the “Thrilling 30” line of toys to celebrate the anniversary.
We know there is a new Transformers movie on the way, and we know it isn’t a reboot. What we don’t know is what we are going to see in the movie. The Michigan Film Office released a press release this week that sheds more light on what Michael Bay and company are planning for the fourth Transformers flick.
Toy giant and marketing geniuses Hasbro has released images for the upcoming Acid Storm and the Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave and you can see them just after the jump.
Hot on the heels of TRANSFORMERS: AUTOCRACY, IDW Publishing is pleased to bring fans of the fierce Cybertronians a sequel with TRANSFORMERS: MONSTROSITY! The twelve-chapter, digital-first series, from the veteran creative team of writers Chris Metzen and Flint Dille and interior and cover artist Livio Ramondelli, is packed with the explosive robot action that made the first series a roaring critical, commercial, and fan success.
TRANSFORMERS fans hungering for more thrilling adventures with GRIMLOCK and his fierce DINOBOTS cohorts are in luck this May, when IDW Publishing presents TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS! In this tie-in series to the upcoming season of “Transformers Prime” television show featuring the new BEAST HUNTERS saga, fans will get to experience a brand-new set of cyberfang-gnashing adventures based on the iconic brand from Hasbro!
IDW Limited announced its plan today to offer a deluxe limited edition of TRANSFORMERS: Art of the Fall of Cybertron. Based on the TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, the book is a collection of the art and set descriptions for the smash-hit videogame of the same name, produced by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. The limited-edition book will be offered in a special IDW Red Label edition complete with slipcase, new cover and a portfolio of 10 limited-edition lithographs.
IDW Limited announced its plan today to begin “rolling out” a series of TRANSFORMERS deluxe hardcover books (http://idwlimited.com/series/transformers.html) starting with TRANSFORMERS: The IDW Collection, Volume 1. This first TRANSFORMERS title from IDW Limited sets the tone for what’s to come by tapping six key TRANSFORMERS artists and writers to provide signatures and original artwork. With a second volume already in development, IDW Limited is letting TRANSFORMERS fans know they’ll have plenty to be excited about in coming months.
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Things on Cybertron haven’t gotten any simpler since the end of the Autobot/Decepticon war, and the former Autobots’ lives are still difficult ones. Can the Autobot once known as Orion Pax keep his people from becoming worse than the Decepticons ever were? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Last night, while killing time on the internet and chatting with Adriana (who is hilarious by the way), I accidentally let my remote control stop on The Hub, a channel which is partially owned by Hasbro and seems to be used primarily to sell my childhood memories back to me a half-hour at a time. I mistakenly started watching the proffered Transformers episode and was dismayed to find half a dozen things in the first few seconds that bothered me about it. Bumblebee’s scale was inconsistent, going from 12 feet to 6 feet and anywhere in-between, while Optimus Prime went from throwing jet planes with one hand to standing only twice as tall as Sparkplug Witwicky in the finale. And you probably don’t even want to get me started on Jetfire, who was not much taller than Prime in robot form, but able to carry ALL the Autobots as passengers in jet mode. Usually I try to be kinder to vintage material, but the Transformers cartoon simply does not hold up for me, and I am left with the certainty that 11-year-old me was simply not paying all that much attention.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that both of the robots in today’s image are meant to be the same character, asking: What pop-culture delights of your youth fall short of your grown-up expectations?