Under Pressure: Dept. H #1 Delivers Tension and Mystery

I love underwater stories.  I’ve been fascinated by SCUBA diving ever since I was a kid, finally realizing my dream twenty years ago (aside: I just realized it was twenty years ago holy crap I’m old).  Even before I was a diver, I loved reading and watching stories about the world below.  I’m of the opinion that even a horrible movie can be partially redeemable if there’s diving or underwater sequences.  Case in point: I will unironically watch Jaws 3.  And that’s a bad movie. So when Dark Horse announced Dept. H, on sale tomorrow, by Matt and Sharlene Kindt,

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Requiem for a roBOT CONvention

This weekend is Last BotCon, they say.  One last go for the stalwart of the Transformers fandom.  As the great scribe William Joel once penned, “Stack the chairs on the table tops, hang the sheets on the chandeliers.” BotCon was life changing for me as I suspect it was for many of you.  The friends I have made, the places I’ve gone, the things I’ve done thanks to this convention — it’s astounding when I step back and think about it. I wasn’t at the first BotCon; no, silly me thought it was stupid to drive six hours to a

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Battle Tribes Launching Today from Spy Monkey Creations!

Dropping tonight from Spy Monkey Creations is Battle Tribes, a new 2.5 inch compatible line of toys.  These are perfect for you Glyos fans. This first wave consists of four figures, each oh which has five heads, three weapons, a shield, and removeable armor. This allows a lot of customization for the buyer, mixing and matching as she or he wants. They look really neat! See the gallery below and the press release after the jump. You can buy these at 6:00 pm Pacific Time tonight in the Spy Monkey Creations Webstore

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Win a Trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2016 from Dark Horse!

  Okay, this is pretty cool of Dark Horse. Take a survey, maybe win a trip to Comic-Con?  Seems like a great deal to me! Good luck! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Have you ever wanted to attend the greatest pop culture event in the world? Well, Dark Horse Comics is now giving you the chance to party in style at San Diego Comic-Con! To celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, we are offering a trip to San Diego Comic-Con that includes: • Two (2) four-day passes (July 21–24) • VIP access to Dark Horse events and activities • VIP wristbands

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Transformers 2016 Hall of Fame Nomination Period is Open!

It’s time once again to nominate winners for the 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame! We once again have three categories that need your nominees, but the second one is new. • FAVORITE TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character) • FAVORITE UNDERRATED TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character) • BEST TRANSFORMERS-RELATED MUSICAL ACT (Real Life Humans) For the first two categories, you can not vote for the following characters: Arcee, Bumblebee, Dinobot, Grimlock, Ironhide, Jazz, Megatron, Megatron – Beast Wars, Optimus Prime, Predaking, Prowl, Ratchet, Rodimus, Shockwave, Soundwave, Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Waspinator, Wheeljack For the last category, you can not vote for Stan

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Toy Fair 2016 – What I Want To See

Toy Fair is upon us once again, and it seems more than ever, there are fewer surprises, what with official reveals promised to various media outlets and leaked images popping up everywhere.  So, this post is not truly 100% prediction or speculation — this is what I hope to see this weekend. HASBRO TRANSFORMERS – We know we’re going to see Titans Return all over the place. So, I want to see Powermaster Prime and Fortress Maximus on display, as well as Victorion. And then give me Headmasters galore – I want to see the new Hardhead and Brainstorm. I

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Hasbro Announces New TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS Mobile Game; Features Cullen, Weller, Furman

I love Transformers. I love mobile games, as they’re the only gaming I do these days. I love Peter Cullen and Frank Weller voicing their G1 characters. And Simon Furman’s G1 story will always hold a special place in my heart. Did Hasbro make this game just for me? Below is a press release about a new TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS mobile game coming this spring, featuring Cullen as Optimus Prime and Welker as Megatron, with a story written by Furman. Just add Vince DiCola music and I’d buy stake in the company.  And now that I have an iPad, I

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comiXology Cyber Monday Sales

For the first time ever, comiXology is having a HUGE Buy One, Get One Free sale on all DC Comics and Vertigo titles released digitally before 9/1/2015! Just use the code DCBOGO at check out to take advantage of this great offer that includes comics that inspired TV shows and upcoming movies like The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, iZombie, Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad. Also, on Cyber Monday they have sales on select Dark Horse trades, select VIZ manga, as well as continuing Black Friday sales! DC Comics Buy One, Get One Free Sale – Use promo code DCBOGO at

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Hasbro Hangout – A Preview of Titans Return and Robots in Disguise, and Titan Fans’ Choice!

On Tuesday evening, the fine folks at Hasbro and Hunter PR were kind enough to set up Google Hangouts between the Transformers team and members of the fan sites. I will be updating ASM with info, but here are the highlights: Powermaster Prime returns and he is GLORIOUS. He is 1988 in 2015 aesthetics and engineering. A nearly fully retooled Ultra Magnus, Op has his trailer with signature blue stripe, a base mode, Autobot Apex as a head, and a wonderfully articulated combined robot. I want him. Now. A G2 Bruticus box set is coming. While he sports G1 Decepticon

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