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Published: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:06:11 CST

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Interview with Magdalene Visaggio, Writer of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:32:00 CST

(image) We have news of an interview with Magdalene Visaggio, the writer of the current crossover series from IDW Publishing and its Hasbroverse - Transformers vs Visionaries - looking at how the team was made to arrive to the current status quo, the process behind two very old franchises, the ways in which the characters are approached, and addressing the scenes that most Transformers fans and readers have had a hard time accepting: the death of Kup. You can read some extracts below, and the whole ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Peter Cullen Interviewed by Den of Geek

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 01:40:00 CST

(image) Recently Den of Geek did an interview with the one and only Peter Cullen. In the article he talks about his role as Optimus Prime and Ironhide throughout the franchise, including the most recent Titans Return animated series. He reflects on the moment when he got word that Optimus would be written out of the Transformers: The Movie (1986). He goes on to talk about how he portrays Optimus and Ironhide in the live action films by Michael Bay. He later gives some advice in the article to those ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Interview with Creators of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #1 - Spoilers

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 13:41:00 CST

(image) Not long after the release of the book (today) and the publication of the review (read it here), SyFy also brings us an interview with the entire creative team involved in the barely tepid start to Transformers vs Visionaries mini-series crossover. In the piece, which you can read in full here, editors Sarah Gaydos and David Mariotte join writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Fico Ossio in talking about their approach to the issue, the story in general, the influences on both ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Peter Cullen on Optimus Prime in Machinima Transformers Titans Return

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 04:34:00 CST

(image) With another episode in the Machinima animated series Transformers Titans Return now available, we also have yet another interview with voice actor and Transformers legend Peter Cullen - the voice of Optimus Prime in the series along with many others - courtesy of Comic! The brief conversation can be found below, and you can head here for the full piece. Make sure to check back later on for a review of the latest episode, too. During a conversation about ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 02:20:00 CST

(image) As the minutes tick by getting us closer to the release of Bumblebee: The Movie early next year, we see more and more news regarding it break. Such is the case today, when published a brand new interview with the film's director Travis Knight, including a new official promotional image, to boot! You can find the interview below: I wanted to approach this massive, expansive franchise and really focus in on a tiny corner of the canvas. Everything I've tried to do at Laika, ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Even More Hailee Steinfeld on Bumblebee: The Movie

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 05:43:00 CST

(image) In another interview with actor interpreting the main character of the upcoming live-action Transformers spin-off Bumblebee: The Movie, Hailee Steinfeld talked to Collider about Charlie Watson, her relationship with Bumblebee and to other Transformers movies - in terms of relationships, production, and other aspects of the craft. Check out the relevant sections of the interview copied below, and the piece in its entirety right here! What is that like going to this huge, big ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Power Ranger Jason David Frank talks playing Emissary in Machinima's Transformers Titans Return

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:44:00 CST

(image) We now have some more behind-the-scenes content regarding Machinima's Titans Return series, thanks to a new video posted over on the Transformers official Facebook page, sent to us by Scottimus Prime and his Toy Hunter Productions! The video features former Power Rangers Star Jason David Frank, who talks about his role as Emissary in the new show. The Green Power Ranger talks about what aspects of Emissary's character he likes the most, how he has a lot of personality for such a small bot, and ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Mark Weber Discusses the Conception of Prime Wars Trilogy and His Ideas for a Transformers G3 Line

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:19:00 CST

(image) The Full Force podcast, a GI Joe podcast, interviewed the previous Manager of Global Brand Development at Hasbro, Mark Weber. While a great portion of the podcast focuses on GI Joe, we do get an insight on his time in the Transformers brand. His very first project that was all his was Bot Shots. He did also participate in the conception of the Prime Wars Trilogy and how they got an idea to bring yearly themes to the Generations line. We learn how Hasbro did indeed choose to extend the ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Hailee Steinfeld Talks Transformers Spin-Off 'Bumblebee: The Movie'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:24:00 CST

(image) By way of online media and entertainment magazine IGN, we have an interview with the lead character and actor for the upcoming Bumblebee: The Movie - the prequel to the live-action series from Paramount featuring the Transformers, set in the 1980s and the first directed and written by an entirely different creative team (Travis Knight and Christina Hodson, respectively) - and her experience with the production and shooting, the latter of which has concluded. While perhaps the most notable ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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LA Times Interviews Peter Cullen: Optimus Prime, His Role in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:26:00 CST

(image) Not too long after the last interview with Peter Cullen about his role as Optimus Prime in Machinima's Titans Return animated series, we have another one with the great man, coming from the LA Times! The questions cover how he first landed the role back in the days of Generation One; the changes to the voice-acting process over time since he started his career; his bond with frequent (though not present in Machinima's series) voice of Megatron, Frank Welker; and even more! The article ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Fan Interview with Peter Cullen, Voice of Optimus Prime in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:34:00 CST

(image) You should be aware by now that the second animated series from Hasbro and Machinima featuring the Transformers, Titans Return, is being released in the US on the go90 app platform - and surely soon to follow for non-US viewers by other means, like its predecessor Combiner Wars. Our review of the first episode can be read here, and a review of the second will be making its way to the front page later today, too. With that covered, you may want some more behind the scenes material, and ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Interview with IDW Editor David Hedgecock on First Strike, Transformers, Unicron, and More

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:45:00 CDT

(image) Warning - The entirety of this story contains spoilers for First Strike. This month saw the end of the Hasbro and IDW Publishing controlled crossover event First Strike, which pitted against each other every franchise part of the current Hasbro Universe - GI Joe, Transformers, Rom, Micronauts, MASK - and revealed in-story two new directions for the IDWverse hereafter: Unicron and Visionaries. We knew they were both coming, of course, given previous material about them both (see here and ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Exclusive Interview with Transformers Animators from Sequence Group

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:49:00 CDT

(image) had the pleasure of conducting an exclusive interview with The Sequence Group, a design and animation firm in Vancouver, who recently animated our favorite franchise, Transformers. Teaming up with Kabam, Sequence helped create cinematic trailers for the TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight mobile game. Through speaking to Sequence, we were able to gain better insight into the design of these digital 3D characters, not unlike the live action Transformers films. Due to the interview being ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Vague Details on Transformers Universe: Bumblebee and Wider Cinematic Universe

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:21:00 CDT

(image) We have some more news concerning both the wider cinematic universe after The Last Knight, not much more on Transformers Universe: Bumblebee, and the company's approach to licensing, courtesy of a very business-y interview with Katherine Buckland, Senior Director Of Consumer Products at Hasbro, found in the Licensing Today Worldwide issue accompanying the Brand Licensing Expo 2017. Do not expect too much, but the emerging details have been transcribed below. One of the bigger news stories ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:40:00 CDT

(image) was able to speak with Ben Montano (Head of the Transformers Brand) and John Warden (Transformers Design Manager) from Hasbro's Transformers brand team at HASCON. Below is a transcript of the interview. The interview was done by our very own Megatronus and it includes Hasbro staff using "CHUG" as an actual term and them speaking of Machinima as a source of inspiration for their continued stories within the brand, among other neat tidbits. A video of this same interview can be ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:11:00 CDT

(image) From Paste magazine, we have some news about another upcoming First Strike consequence in IDW Publishing's, regarding the current GI Joe series (featuring Decepticon Skywarp as a member - the best member - of the team), and its rebranding after the crossover event: Scarlett's Strike Force! The interview can be read in full here, you can find a snippet below, and you can check out some concepts, cover art - and even interior art for upcoming First Strike tie-ins for MASK and GI Joe! This ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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More Details on IDW First Strike Tie-in Issues, with Barber, Sitterson, Gage

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:42:00 CDT

(image) With the third issue of the IDW Publishing Hasbro crossover First Strike out today - review coming soon, too, so stay tuned - we also have some additional information on some of the upcoming tie-in issues featuring the various titles involved: Optimus Prime, Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, the Micronauts and Rom. Check out the backmatter of the issue below, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub! Welcome back, IDW Faithful! This month, we’re talking ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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#HASCON 2017 Transformers Brand Panel Q&A Video

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:14:00 CDT

(image) This next story featuring a recording from Hascon should be seen as a follow-up to our first report on the Transformers Brand Panel, as it was taken during the second instance of the talk given on the Sunday - see our Friday report here! Featuring both Hasbro and Takara Tomy designers for several toy lines, such as Sean Isabella Carmina, Lenny Panzica and John Warden and legend Hideaki Yoke-san, the clip specifically focuses on the Q&A section of the talk, which we've transcribed below the ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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New IDW Transformers vs Visionaries Comic Series Announced, by Mags Visaggio & Fico Ossio

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 15:21:00 CDT

(image) Via the AV Club, we have a full reveal of a previously hinted at new IDW Publishing series - just not quite this way. We knew that Visionaries was coming back to the Hasbro Universe at the end of First Strike ( see here ), and we know have a look at how the actual series will be called and what it will look like: presenting... Transformers vs Visionaries! Written by Magdalene Visaggio, art by regular Fico Ossio, the series will feature a new spin on the 80s property and include the ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Transformers Universe: Bumblebee Interview with Jonathan Hook on Location and Production

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 05:15:00 CDT

(image) According to the Times Herald Online, who were able to talk to Jonathan JJ Hook - the supervising location manager a co-producer for Transformers Universe: Bumblebee - about what goes into finding the right location to shoot a movie, and some more details about his approach to movie-making in general. Find out some snippets below, and the whole piece here! For “Bumblebee,” a spin-off of the Michael Bay franchise “Transformer” movies, plenty of it is in Vallejo. This week on Mare ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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ITV interview with IDW MTMTE & Lost Light writer James Roberts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:53:00 CDT

(image) British TV company ITV has reached out to a fairly surprising section of the Transformers franchise -- the IDW comics! In the link below, they have interviewer Rob Moore talk to James Roberts - the writer of Last Stand of the Wreckers, More Than Meets The Eye and Lost Light - about conventions, how he got into the job and what he might do after Lost Light among other things. Check out the interview by clicking the image below and tell us what you think in the ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Full Preview & Interview with IDW First Strike #1 Writers Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez #HasbroFirstStrike

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:53:00 CDT

(image) Still operating on the lack of an embargo, we have a repeat of the full preview for IDW Publishing's Hasbro Universe First Strike comics crossover event - which we have seen before. What is new is the interview with writers Mairghread Scott and David Rodriguez, a brief one mind you, in the backmatter of the first issue of the Transformers meets GI Joe meets MASK meets Micronauts meets Rom the Spaceknight. Check it out below! Can you give us a hint of any major surprises or revelations that ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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Lootcrate video interview with artist Marcelo Matere

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:33:00 CDT

(image) With a Transformers-themed Lootcrate having dropped just last month, Lootcrate themselves got together with Transformers comic book artist Marcelo Matere - who also drew up the illustration for said Lootcrate's shirt - for a short video interview to discuss what type of art he goes for and how he got into drawing Transformers in the first place among other things. Check out the interview below and tell us what you think in the ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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SDCC2017: Plans Until 2021, Only Slugslinger in Wave 6, Hidden Gimmicks and More Discovered in Interview with Hasbro #HasbroSDCC

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:25:00 CDT

(image) Site owner Seibertron had some exclusive news from Hasbro head Transformers designer John Warden during the designer's final interview at SDCC2017. We got several definitive answers to questions several fans had, and we thank him greatly for that. Here is the full interview Can you tell us about the other two Titans Return box sets which we have not seen yet? Sure, as fans have noticed, the sets are centered around the four different powers/tech specs and only two of those powers are ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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The Transformers IDWverse - Interview with Scott, Barber, Roberts on

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:51:00 CDT

(image) With TFCon currently stunning over in Canada, national media have also run a piece on the current output of IDW Publishing's Transformers stables, with a lengthy interview featuring writers John Barber, Mairghread Scott and James Roberts! (Shame about the neglected artists, really.) While the interview does not really give any new information exactly, it's a good point to take to reflect on where the TF comics have come and will be going, with Till All Are One ending, and Optimus ... View the full news story on by clicking here.

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