Hasbro Investor Event Transformers News

During a virtual Investor event this past week, Hasbro outlined future projected growth and entertainment projects, including an outline of upcoming Transformers projects. Of note are a number of animated projects in development and a new feature film. These include:

  • Feature film in partnership with Paramount slated for summer 2022.
  • New animated full-length feature film in development.
  • The first two chapters of the fan-based animated trilogy TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON have successfully launched on Netflix, with the third installment to be released July 2021.
  • Transformers: BotBots, a new 20-episode animated comedy series at Netflix.
  • Partnering with Nickelodeon to co-produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes) to premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. before rolling out internationally.

Posted in Entertainment on February 28th, 2021 by andersonh1

New Interview with Erik Burnham, Beast Wars writer

Not all familiar faces

From the Dynamic Forces website comes a new intereview with Erik Burnham, writer on the upcoming IDW Beast Wars title, in which he discusses the 25th anniversary of Beast Wars, a look back at the television show, and a look forward at the new series. It will start at a familiar place, but expect changes going forward.

The Predacons steal an artifact called the Golden Disk, hop in a time travel-capable ship, and flee to work on their plans. They’re pursued by a Maximal ship, followed to another time, and after a little bit of a fight… crash on a primitive planet. This is how the show opens; this is also how the comic opens (more or less). We’re starting at a place familiar to the longtime fans, but every little change we make diverges from the original storyline.

Follow the link for the full interview. Beast Wars #1 is due in stores on February 3rd.

Posted in Comics and Books on January 11th, 2021 by andersonh1

Preview for Transformers #27

Tfw2005.com has posted the Itunes preview for the upcoming Transformers #27, which takes the story back to the Winged Moon, adrift in space. This book is due in stores on January 20th.

War World: Moon”. Cybertron’s winged moon, untethered from the planet and adrift in space, is in peril-from its slow descent towards the solar system’s star to new visitors who have their own plans for what to do with the moon. Can the remaining scientists and engineers hold their own until back-up arrives from Cybertron?

Creator credits: Brian Ruckley (Author), Anna Malkova (Artist), Livio Ramondelli (Cover Artist), Red Powell (Cover Artist), Nicole Goux (Cover Artist)

Posted in Comics and Books on January 10th, 2021 by andersonh1

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Three, Vol. 1 due September 2021

Windblade gets the cover again

Questions about whether IDW would continue with Phase 2 branding or go on to Phase 3 in their comprehensive reprinting of all their various Transformers series have been answered. The shared universe material with G. I. Joe, Rom, and Hasbro’s other properties begins in this volume.

Presenting the final phase of IDW’s Transformers universe in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series!

The Revolution begins here! Explosions rip across Earth–and all signs of blame point to OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS! G.I. JOE refuses to go quietly however–and they assemble heroes big enough to stop the invaders! ACTION MAN and M.A.S.K. fight for humanity as well–but where do ROM and the MICRONAUTS stand?

Plus, a wave of undead TITANS threatens Cybertron! Starscream will need more than secret police to stop the oncoming horde, but the Fearless Leader finds himself short on friends and firepower. Who can be called upon–and why aren’t they stepping up to the plate?

Collects Revolution issues #0-5; the Transformers: Till All Are OneTransformersAction Man, and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Revolution one-shots; Transformers: Till All Are One issues #5-8; and Revolutionaries issues #1-4.

The pre-order link can be found on Amazon here.

Posted in Comics and Books on December 23rd, 2020 by andersonh1

Transformers #26 Preview

Pyra Magna

A preview of Transformers #26 is now available, courtesy of Tformers.com.

https://tformers.com/transformers-26-comic-book-preview-world-war/39625/news.html

“War World” continues! As the two new leaders of Cybertron’s most dominant factions step into their new roles, one finds himself seeking council from one of the four Great Generals—for better or for worse. Meanwhile, the other is given council by his mentor, but it’s been a long time since Megatron and Termagax saw eye-to-eye.

AVAILABLE: December 2020
CREATORS: Brian Ruckley (Author) Anna Malkova (Artist) Freddie E. Williams II (Cover Artist)
IMPRINT: IDW
PAGE COUNT: 32
COLOR: FC

Posted in Comics and Books on December 17th, 2020 by andersonh1

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy “Earthrise” Official Trailer

“With the Allspark missing, and the Ark marooned in deep space, Optimus Prime and the surviving Autobots run a desperate race against time while they contend against an independent group of Transformers called the Mercenaries, as well as the wrath of a desperate Megatron. Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Earthrise, coming December 30, only on Netflix.”

Posted in Site News on December 8th, 2020 by andersonh1

Out this week: Transformers #25, “War World!”

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Angel Hernandez

“War World” begins here! It’s all led up to this. With Megatron making his play for Cybertron, Ironhide, Chromia, and Hound launch an operation to free those he has imprisoned. The future of Cybertron rests in uncertain hands in this double-sized, action-packed issue!

In Shops: Dec 09, 2020SRP: $7.99

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/SEP200483

Posted in Comics and Books on December 5th, 2020 by andersonh1

Transformers: War For Cybertron on Netflix, Dec. 30th

Posted in Entertainment on November 29th, 2020 by andersonh1

Transformers: Escape mini-series begins December 30

Transformers Escape #1

Continuing their tradition of running multiple Transformers series simultaneously, once Transformers Galaxies ends, IDW will publish a mini-series focusing on Wheeljack and his crew as seen in issue 24 of the main Transformers series. The story will run for five issues.

Written by Brian Ruckley with art by Bethany McGuire-Smith

World War spills into this all-new limited series! As Cybertron descends into a state of war, countless civilians-unaligned with the Autobots, Decepticons, or any faction-are caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a solution may be coming… Wheeljack, Hound, and some of Cybertron’s greatest (and most infamous) scientists seek to reactivate the Ark program and evacuate the planet with huge spaceships. On the verge of war, will their efforts be enough to escape?

In Shops: Dec 30, 2020

Posted in Comics and Books on November 29th, 2020 by andersonh1

Transformers / Back to the Future Gigawatt Figure

Just announced from Hasbro, a new Transformers Crossover figure, Gigawatt, based on the hit 1985 film, Back to the Future to celebrate its 35th anniversary, with a limited edition first run exclusive to Walmart going live for preorder today.

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Posted in Toys and Collectibles on July 2nd, 2020 by JediTricks TF