Today, the Official Transformers Facebook Page released a one-page preview of the 2013 Transformers Club Magazine comic storyline that begins in issue #49. Click the previous link or look at it mirrored below.
According to the description given, this is a new team of Maximals led by Ultra Mammoth, who is, as you may recall, one of this years Club Figures. The Facebook page also says that this is “Beast Wars Shattered Glass”. Which, to be honest, is hard to tell from just this one page. This does raise the question — is this prehistoric Earth in the Shattered Glass Universe? If so, how does it differ from the Classicsverse Earth? Or is it a different planet altogether?
We see Prowl, Grimlock, Ultra Magnus, Ironhide and Silverbolt in robot mode, and one can easily assume that Ironhide, Prowl, and Silverbolt are reformatted into the components of Magnaboss. Grimlock has become the Grimlock toy from the Beast Wars line, and Ultra Magnus becomes Ultra Mammoth.
What does this mean? Well, it means I now need to get my Magnaboss out of storage since it’s going to be repurposed for this storyline. I hated that toy; put it into combined mode once and never took it apart. Same with Tripredacus — Ramhorn was such a pain to transform that I put it on permanent display until I moved.
So, we have about a month until issue #49 hits mailboxes. Let the speculation begin….