Transformers Fans, Get Ready to Celebrate MAY MAYHEM

Tomorrow is the first of May, and do you know what that means?  (Besides everyone online saying “May the Fourth Be With You” in a few days.) It means we are ready to kick of MAY MAYHEM for Transformers fans!  This month, you and I will be able to celebrate the ongoing Combiner Wars toyline with comics, online participation, new toys, and other fun ways.  The highlight of May Mayhem is the release of two new CW toys – Quickslinger (a/k/a Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (a/k/a Wild Rider), the two toys you need to recreate your Generation 1 experience with Superion

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Comic Review: “Jem and the Holograms” #1

[AHEAD BE SPOILERS!] Jem and the Holograms #1 is a modern take on the classic 1980’s cartoon.  The inherent problem to solve, though, is that Jem pretty much is the 80’s personified.  Can you take the basic concept of a female band with the glitz and glam, the flash, the keytars, the hologram and translate into something viable for readers three decades later?  That is what Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell try to do in this debut issue.  Do they succeed? Well, at the end of the issue I found myself wishing it was double-sized because I didn’t want the story to

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IDW Previews – April 23, 2014 – Transformers: RiD, 24 and Full Solicits

It’s kind of like last week — out of all the comics IDW is slated to release tomorrow, two caught my eye, and once again it’s 24 and Transformers.  You can see previews below and the full solicitations on page 2. First, The Transformers: Robots in Disguise begins “Season 2” with issue #28.  Written by John Barber with art by Andrew Griffith, this issue finds the Autobots returning to Earth six months after the events of “Dark Cybertron”.  The problem is that they weren’t exactly given a tearful goodbye when they left last time….  This preview happens to feature one of the best damn intros

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IDW Previews – April 16, 2014 – Transformers, 24 and More

There are a couple of books that IDW is releasing tomorrow that caught my eye.  First and foremost we have the highly-anticipated Transformers: Windblade #1.  The character of Windblade is fascinating from a behind-the-scenes standpoint alone.  It’s the first character ever created in Transformers with input from all fans.  Last year, Hasbro put up a poll asking what kind of character the fans would want, and lo-and-behold, we have Windblade, a female Transformer that exists in a universe where there aren’t many of her kind.  Not only that, she’s also the only robot around who can speak to Metroplex.  In the

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IDW Publishing – April 2014 Solicitations – Transformers, GI Joe, 24

IDW Publishing has released their solicitations for April 2014.  Here’s what’s in store for Transformers, GI Joe, and 24. TRANSFORMERS Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art—CERTIFIED COOL Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster (w) Remember the thrill of tearing open the wrapping on Christmas morning, discovering a brand new TRANSFORMERS toy in a shiny new box? While the toys were amazing in their own right, what made the packages stand head-and-shoulders above the competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art. Transformers: Legacy collects hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers. Essays and interviews from the

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#NYCC 2013 Friday Pictures – Transformers Art and Artists, Unique Toys, Mezco Toyz

Anthony Brucale, the genius behind TFU.INFO, was at New York Comic Con Friday, taking pictures for us.  Because of the amount of pictures, we’re going to post them in batches rather than have you wait for one long post to load up. Transformers Art and Artists At the IDW Publishing booth, Brian Shearer and Andrew Griffith were hanging out, drawing and signing autographs.  Dan Khanna, long time artist on various Transformers projects, was also at the convention. Ian Brauner Artist Ian Brauner (http://spacebird.tumblr.com) was there with this Prime Puns book. Unique Toys’ Prototypes Unique Toys was showing off their “Mania King”

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