Thursday, March 11, 2010

War for Cybertron Voices

So Radio Free Cybertron was sent some audios clips of various bots from the game,we heard Optimus,Megatron,Starscream,Soundwave,Ratchet,Bumblebee,and Jetfire.

  • Optimus-voiced by Cullen,just epic.
  • Megatron-not sure who he is voiced by but I'm not liking him.
  • Starscream-again,not sure who he's voiced by but I'm loving his voice.
  • Soundwave-voiced by Welker and absolutely amazing.
  • Ratchet-sounded much like live action Ratchet,a British accent,sounds great.
  • Bumblebee-voiced by Johnny Yong Bosh,not sure how I feel about this.
  • Jetfire-British accent,sounds great.
So this is just a small preview but so far it's awesome!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Transformers toys for 2010....

In preparation for Toy Fair 2010, Hasbro has released a new press release which reveals more information on thePower Core Combiners and other new items:


Lead New Introductions For The Innovative And Popular Toy Line

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (February 12, 2010) — On the heels of launching 2009’s largest grossing movie and in anticipation of the next installment in 2011, the TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) ramps up the play in 2010 with new offerings that build on the energy and excitement from the brand’s history and blockbuster film franchise. Featuring over-the-top action figures, unique role-play items and innovative twists on the TRANSFORMERS brand signature play pattern, the 2010 lineup offers dozens of toys, two exciting promotions and an expansive worldwide licensing program across all major categories to satisfy and excite the brand’s ever-expanding fan base.

This spring the AUTOBOTS, the heroic protectors of Earth, need help from their human allies in the N.E.S.T. GLOBAL ALLIANCE as the planet continues to face threats from the evil DECEPTICONS. Hasbro is inviting kids and fans to join the alliance through a special promotion that is currently underway. By collecting three stickers included in specially marked TRANSFORMERS products, kids and fans can join the N.E.S.T. GLOBAL ALLIANCE and mail away for a special edition RAVAGE figure not available anywhere else. The promotion requires a payment of $4.95 for shipping and handling charges to receive the special edition figure and the offer is good while supplies last. Requests must be postmarked by April 30 and received by May 14. Then, in the fall, kids can ‘live’ the TRANSFORMERS adventure as the “Hunt for the DECEPTICONS” promotion begins. Look for exciting details about this interactive promotion later in the year.

If fans can’t wait until 2011 for the next TRANSFORMERS movie they can watch online webisodes of “Cyber Missions,” featuring new TRANSFORMERS adventures. “Cyber Missions” finds the AUTOBOTS working with humans in the N.E.S.T. global alliance to defend Earth against the revenge-seeking DECEPTICONS. There will be 12 webisodes total which began airing online at in early January and new webisodes will continue to air throughout the year.
BUMBLEBEE continues to be one of the most popular TRANSFORMERS heroes as he acts as both a defender and a warrior for good. The new BATTLE OPS BUMBLEBEE action figure continues to push the boundaries of TRANSFORMERS toy innovation and showcases two sides of BUMBLEBEE with features unique to each of these roles. For example, when serving as a guardian, BUMBLEBEE features more playful phrases along with authentic engine sounds and lights. Then, when converted into battle mode, BATTLE OPS BUMBLEBEE has missile launchers that pop out, a converting plasma cannon that lights up, and phrases that change to reflect his battle personality.

Expanding upon the essence of DEVASTATOR — a robot built by combining multiple construction vehicles — the TRANSFORMERS brand unveils the new POWER CORE COMBINERS expression that redefines the magic of combination play. The toys deliver an interchangeable system of robots, vehicles and weapons that escalates the level of fun and increases the number of robots within a child’s TRANSFORMERS toy universe.

For those wanting to engage in heroic AUTOBOT role play, the TRANSFORMERS line offers new items including the OPTIMUS PRIME CYBER SWORD toy which features lights, battle and conversion sounds, as well as key phrases from OPTIMUS PRIME.
And for the youngest AUTOBOT-in-training, the TRANSFORMERS brand unveils the new ACTIVATORS expression of action figures. Designed with the youngest TRANSFORMERS fans in mind, ACTIVATORS toys feature easier conversion from vehicle to robot modes than traditional TRANSFORMERS figures and are available in popular characters such as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and MEGATRON.
For more information about TRANSFORMERS promotions and products, consumers can visit

Highlights of new TRANSFORMERS products available in 2010 include:
(Approximate retail price: DELUXE Scale $12.99; VOYAGER Scale $19.99; Leader Scale $44.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: Spring 2010)
For more than 25 years, TRANSFORMERS action figures have been known as “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE,” providing fans with the enjoyment of converting incredibly detailed, realistically styled vehicles into awesome battling alien robots. In 2010, Hasbro is offering a wide variety of all-new versions of fan-favorite characters, including OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, MEGATRON and STARSCREAM in an array of scales: DELUXE, VOYAGER (larger scale), and LEADER (largest scale and includes lights and sounds).

(Approximate retail price: $59.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: Fall 2010)
The all-new BATTLE OPS BUMBLEBEE action figure is ready for battle! This large-scale figure truly shows fans the AUTOBOT hero’s personality, both as a protector of Earth and a warrior against the evil DECEPTICONS. With two distinct modes – Battle and Guardian – BATTLE OPS BUMBLEBEE features a variety of electronic sounds and lights, accompanied by a converting plasma cannon.

The TRANSFORMERS POWER CORE COMBINERS introduce fans to an all-new assortment of figures that expand on the classic play pattern of the popular “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.” This new expression of figures combine with one another, in dozens of variations, to create a wide variety of larger COMBINER robots, with each figure serving as various body parts and weapons. Available in 2-packs and 5-packs.

(Approximate retail price: $9.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: Fall 2010)
The TRANSFORMERS POWER CORE COMBINERS 2-Pack includes one SCOUT scale TRANSFORMERS figure and one MINI-CON scale figure. The SCOUT scale figure features a ‘robot’ mode and a ‘vehicle’ mode. The MINI-CON scale figure has four modes: ‘robot’ mode, robot weapon, vehicle weapon and Power-up Armor for combining with the central SCOUT scale figure in both robot and vehicle mode. 2-Pack figures are interchangeable with 5-Pack figures.

(Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: Fall 2010)
The TRANSFORMERS POWER CORE COMBINERS 5-Pack features teams of TRANSFORMERS characters that can combine together to form one large TRANSFORMERS figure. Each team consists of one SCOUT scale figure and four LEGENDS scale vehicles. The SCOUT scale figure features one ‘vehicle’ mode and two ‘robot’ modes and each of the LEGENDS scale vehicles can plug into the specially marked ports on the central SCOUT scale figure to instantaneously convert into an arm or leg using auto-conversion technology. All figures can be swapped out with one another to form multiple different combinations and new figures. 5-Pack figures are interchangeable with 2-Pack figures.

(Approximate retail price: $7.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: Spring 2010)
TRANSFORMERS ACTIVATORS toys, a new expression within the TRANSFOMERS toy line, feature conversion from vehicle to robot modes that’s easier than traditional TRANSFORMERS figures. Designed with the younger child in mind, conversion is triggered by pressing the AUTOBOT or DECEPTICON shield located on the figure and require only a few steps to fully change modes. TRANSFORMERS ACTIVATORS figures feature popular characters including BUMBLEBEE, OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON.

(Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: Fall 2010)
The TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CYBER SWORD allows kids to role play just like the fearless leader of the AUTOBOTS and reenact their favorite battle scenes. Kids will enjoy its electronic lights, battle and conversion sounds, as well as key movie phrases.

(Ages 4 & Up; Approximate Retail Price: $19.99; Available: Fall 2010)
Created specifically for the ACTION FLEET TRANSFORMERS line of mini-vehicles, kids can join the adventure and help BUMBLEBEE and OPTIMUS PRIME defeat the evil MEGATRON by racing to victory with the new ACTION FLEET TRANSFORMERS BATTLE TRACK set. The glory of winning depends on your skill; launch the BUMBLEBEE mini-vehicle, exclusive to this track set, at the correct time and send it crashing into MEGATRON who will crumble in defeat. Introduced in 2009, TRANSFORMERS mini-vehicles feature the robot version of characters unique to the TRANSFORMERS universe on the underside of each non-converting vehicle for easy identification.

(Ages 4 & Up; Approximate Retail Price: $24.99; Available: Fall 2010)
Featuring electronic lights and sounds, motorized conversions and firing projectiles, kids can “bring to life” the epic TRANSFORMERS battle with this new vehicle from the ACTION FLEET TRANSFORMERS line. For covert combat, watch as select parts of this OPTIMUS PRIME semi-truck vehicle convert with the touch of a button to reveal stealth mode weaponry hidden inside to battle the evil DECEPTICONS like no other vehicle available.

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at . © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This is another kitbashing site that I belong to,this is great place and I really recommend it to anyone that is interested in getting into kitbash toys.


Please go check it out,you will not be disappointed at all,some really great and talented guys over there,just to name a few,Wheeljack,FrenzyRumble,Maximo Prime,Zero Kaiser,Tom Servo,Spurt Reynoyld,Brr-Icy,these guys are some of the best in the Transformers kitbash community.

I consider these guys my brothers in the kitbashing community,and I would do anything in my power to help them.

Friday, February 5, 2010


So I finally laid my hands on a ROTF Bludgeon figure from the NEST subline,I was very excited as it was the last one Target had,though he was a freaking bitch to transform,mainly his hips,they did not want to cooperate at all.

Hasbro said they didn't design him to match the movie look nor the Classics look,but he should fit in with both styles,after starting to read the IDW Ongoing series,I now call my Bludgeon.....IDW Ongoing Bludgeon,it's a nice mix of realism from the movies and the great designs from G1,so all of you Ongoing haters can bitch all ya want,but face it,we have Ongoing figures coming out now.

Here is my list of figures that I am treating as Ongoing figures:

Some of the NEST figure designs have made it into the Ongoing series,like Brawn for example,though he had his battle mask retracted.

New Transformers show called Transformers:Prime?

I'm assuming by the name of the show that this will be a show solely centered around a Prime,hopefully Optimus.I have a feeling that this is gonna be another origins story of Optimus,really guys,how many more times can the retell Optimus' rising to the Autobot leader.

On a related noted,Jeffery Combs has been reported to be playing Ratchet's voice,this contradicts what Micheal Bell reported some weeks back,he claimed that he was playing both Prowl and the Docbot Ratchet,so who knows who is right,only time will tell.

Just read on TFW,that they are aiming at having 26 episodes in a season,that is almost double what Animated was given,hopefully the increase does not decrease the quality of the show.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A new Seaspray figure!?!

Just logged into TFW and saw a pic of the new Seaspray figure in package!

Seaspray was one of my first Transformers as a kid,I have a special place in my hear for the lil guy,except now,he ain't so lil anymore.

He is a part of the continuation for the movie line just labeled "Transformers" but Hasbro has designed him to fit in with the Universe/Classics aesthetic.In vehicle mode,he can hold Scout figures and transport them.

This is the first time since 1993 that Seaspray has gotten a new figure,so way to go Hasbro!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

IDW Bumblebee Issue 1 and 2 thoughts.

So I finally got my hands on Issues 1 and 2 of the Bumblebee mini series from IDW.

First off,if you are a diehard G1 fan then you need to go out and pick this up right now,the characters are the G1 1984 Sunbrow models,and the art is very reminiscent of the old 1984 Marvel G1 comics.

So,this is suppose to be taking place during the IDW Transformers ongoing series,but the art is totally different from the ongoing,Bumblebee is the traditional look for the characters,where as the Ongoing is a mix of Movie and G1 stylings,here is a comparison of Bumblebee from both:

Bumblebee Mini Series Above,Transformers Ongoing Below.

As you can see,the art style for the same story is totally different,at first I wasn't really digging the new style for the ongoing,but the more I read it the more I like it,so I can honestly say that I really like the styles for both the BB mini and the TF ongoing.

Overall,the story for the BB mini is great,I can' wait till issue 3.

GameInformer War for Cybertron Podcast Thoughts

So I will just start this off by saying,I am a HUGE Transformers fan,I was very excited when I found out about a new game coming out that wasn't based on the movies.

I have been following the War for Cybertron hub here on the GI site,I have even been posting updates to a site that I visit.

So now onto my thoughts about the podcast.

-Omega Supreme Boss Fight

* This is going to be amazing,the fact that he can destroy pretty much everything in the room is gonna make for a very interested boss fight.When I first read about Omega being a boss,I immediately thought of the Tidal Wave boss fight from the 2003 PS2 Transformers game.

-Vertical Levels

* So,we're gonna have some vertical levels where enemies can snipe down at you,but here is the great thing about this,if you are a jet,you can just transform and traverse the levels.This is gonna be a great level I think.

-Online Co-Op and Competetive Multiplayer

* AWESOME!GI said that at all times they saw teams of 3 Transformers,I hope this transfers over onto the online aspect of it,I would love to be able to storm Kaon with 2 other Autobot online buddies.


* GI played a sample track from the game,and it had a very epic tone to it,I could get use to storming a Decepticon base while that is playing.

And last but not least:

-Voice Actors

* So GI said that High Moon/Activision/Hasbro will be making an announcement about the VAs,it's already common knowledge that Peter Cullen will be voicing Optimus Prime,but GI kind of let it slip that the majority of the VAs from the 1984 G1 series will be returning,does this mean that we will have Frank Welker as Megatron,Peter Cullen as bother Optimus and Ironhide,Micheal Bell as Prowl(He has already stated that he is signed on for a new TF project,could this be it?),Greg Berger for Grimlock?In the words of Macho Man Randy Savage,"My curiosity is killing me,like a cat would be killed by the curiosity!"

So there you guys go,these are my thoughts on the podcast,mainly on the things that stood out most to me.

War for Cybertron concept art. Part 1.

So I figured I would go ahead and post up the concept art for War for Cybertron,well at least the art that I have,so here is Part 1,containing just Optimus,Megatron,and Starscream.

The other parts will follow later this week.Thanks for looking guys.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WFC Full Reveal Thoughts!

Since I just wanted the Full Reveal trailer to be in it's own post,I am now posting my thoughts.

So I am very stoked for Peter Cullen returning as Optimus Prime,but I'm not that thrilled about Megatron's voice,it sounds like the voice actor wanted to do a Movie Megatron but stopped halfway through.

I'm really digging the new designs for all of the Transformers,Optimus is obviously my favorite however.

Also,how fucking awesome was Trypticon's entrance?Omega just rises up and starts blasting Decepticons,but Trypticon comes plummeting to Cybertron,rises from a smoldering crater,and starts obliterating Autobots and Decepticons alike,now that is a fucking entrance!

The trailer shows some major characters in the background,like Ironhide,Ratchet,Soundwave,Skywarp,and Thundercracker.The trailer mainly focuses around Optimus,Bumblebee,Megatron,and Starscream.

The trailer also shows a building with an Autobot logo that is very similar to The Wreckers logo,this got me very excited,I am hoping that Roadbuster is in the game alonside Springer,Kup,and Ultra Magnus.

Time will only tell,till that day....till all are one!

War for Cybertron Full Reveal Trailer!

War for Cybertron figure pics!

So between UGO and TFCC,we now have pics of Optimus,Megatron,and Bumblebee.We are now awaiting pics of Soundwave so we can complete the set of WFC figures for the Generations line.

These 4 figures are being put under the new Generations line,which is essentially the new name for the Universe line.All figures that do not fit with the main line and movie line will be put under the Generations line.

My thoughts:
Optimus and Bumblebee are the two jewels thus far,they are truly awesome looking figures,I am a bit disappointed that Optimus doesn't have his axe that he has been seen in the trailers with.

Megatron's robot mode is majorly mistransformed,so I can't really judge how I like him just yet,he too is missing his morning star from the trailer and in robot mode they didn't attach his Fusion Cannon to his forearm.

FansProject's Bruticus Add-On Kit!

The kit is looking amazing!The pics I uploaded does it no justice as I had to resize them to fit in my blog,but rest assured the kit is amazing.

I'm loving the new Swindle and Blast-Off figures,but I'm worried that this might put FP on Hasbro's radar with the Springer figure that is coming out by them.The Commander and Arielbot kits were something that you needed Hasbro products for,but Spinger,Swindle,and Blast-Off you don't really need a Hasbro product in order to buy.

Those thoughts aside,I still plan on buying this kit for my Bruticus set.