“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” Premiere – More and Less Than Meets The Eye

“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” premiered this past weekend on Cartoon Network.  The pilot episode, split into two parts, sets up the general theme for this new cartoon, and in so doing, it proves that RID is both more and less than meets the eye. That may seem contradictory, but it’s true.  On its surface, what does “Robots in Disguise” seem to hold in store?  Robots.  Check.  In disguise.  Check.  Heck, Bumblebee even says it when they scan Earth modes.  So,in so naming the show, RID is less than meets the eye — it wears its oil pump on its sleeve, to

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – Bonus Round Answer!

You asked and the teams at The Hub and Hasbro Studios answered! Hit the jump to see the answer via Hunter PR! What went into the overall look for TRANSFORMERS: PRIME? We see hints of the designs from the live-action movies, as well as influences from other incarnations. How long have you been working on the look (sketches, concept art, 3D models, etc.), and how do you balance wanting to stay unique to the show but still be able to pull in elements from other versions, especially the movies which are extremely popular?

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – Bonus Round Call for Questions!

Hasbro and Hunter PR sent along this message: Hello Transformers Fans! Hasbro certainly shares your excitement for the upcoming premiere of Transformers Prime’s first season on The Hub, starting Friday, February 11. And we’re sure you have some great questions that you’ve been dying to ask since the show’s five-part mini-series aired this past November. Well, now is your chance! Hasbro is offering you an opportunity to participate in a special bonus round of our Transformers Q&A in which the teams at The Hub and Hasbro Studios behind the hit Transformers Prime show will answer your questions! All right, you

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – December 2010 Answers

You asked and Hasbro answered! Hit the jump to see the answers from Hasbro and Hunter PR! Why does the Transformers brand continue to use “Scout” and “Voyager” for size class terminology? The terms don’t seem to make a lot of sense on their own. Looking at upcoming waves, we see a yellow-carded wave containing toys such as Laser Prime, Wreck-Gar and Perceptor, which we thought would be in red-carded Generations. Are the two sub-lines becoming more catch-all, more “Hey, let’s just release these awesome toys, and we don’t care what color the card is?” Which we don’t mind, to

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – November 2010 Answers

You asked and Hasbro answered! Hit the jump to see the answers from Hasbro and Hunter PR! Is there an industry term for the various catalogs, flyers, DVDs, comics and other materials sometimes packaged in with Transformers figures?  (All the stuff that isn’t the instruction sheet, effectively.) The “Cyber Missions” online videos have depicted Power Core Combiner characters, such as Smolder and Chopster, alongside characters from the live-action movies.  Should we take this as evidence that Power Core Combiners are in the same continuity as the movies, or are “Cyber Missions” a separate continuity which happens to have a lot

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – October 2010 Call for Questions!

Got questions for Hasbro’s Transformers team? Ask away! Questions must be in to us by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, October 31! You can post your questions below, send them to us on Twitter, or send them to hasbrotfqa@asmzine.com. We’ll pick the two best questions and send them off to Hasbro. As usual, the following rules apply:

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – August 2010 Answers

You asked and Hasbro answered! Hit the jump to see the answers from Hasbro and Hunter PR! The Transformers: Hall of Fame entries showed that Hasbro considers many incarnations of Optimus, Megatron, Bumblebee and Starscream to be the same character, or at least the same character archetype. We’re wondering, though — since Megatron has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, does this mean that Galvatron is already in as well, or would he have to be voted in by fans? Most Transformers stories show Galvatron to be the upgraded form of Megatron, but some fans consider Galvatron to be

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – August 2010 Call for Questions!

Got questions for Hasbro’s Transformers team? Ask away! Questions must be in to us by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, August 8! You can post your questions below, send them to us on Twitter, or send them to hasbrotfqa@asmzine.com. We’ll pick the two best questions and send them off to Hasbro. As usual, the following rules apply: Hasbro probably won’t answer questions about future product unless they can reveal it to the public, so keep that in mind if you ask about future toys. Be constructive in your questions. Don’t just say, “This toy sucked!” If you have a legitimate

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – June 2010 Call for Questions!

Not going to BotCon?  You still can ask Hasbro’s Transformers team your questions!  Questions must be in to us by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, June 28! You can post your questions below, send them to us on Twitter, or send them to hasbrotfqa@asmzine.com. We’ll pick the two best questions and send them off to Hasbro. As usual, the following rules apply: Hasbro probably won’t answer questions about future product unless they can reveal it to the public, so keep that in mind if you ask about future toys. Be constructive in your questions. Don’t just say, “This toy sucked!”

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