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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The Hub Press Release – TRANSFORMERS: PRIME

THE HUB PRESENTS FIVE-DAY ORIGINAL MINI-SERIES EVENT SHOWCASING ‘TRANSFORMERS: PRIME’ Week to Also Include:  “Hub Exclusive: ‘Transformers: Prime’” And Transformers-Themed “Hubworld” Episode LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Fans of the enormously popular Transformers action-adventure entertainment franchise will revel in the upcoming television event on The Hub cable network – a five-part original mini-series, Monday-Friday, November 29 – December 3, showcasing “Transformers: Prime,” a new CGI-animated television series coming to the network. The Hub, a TV network for kids and their families, is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite

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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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From the ASM Archives – OTFCC 2003 and 2004 Pictures

In an effort to bring over the content of ASM’s old site alteredstatesmag.com, we’re starting to (slowly) load up our gallery with pictures of old. These pictures haven’t been seen in years, as the gallery functionality on our old site was inadvertently corrupted after a server move. So, let’s walk down memory lane with these two galleries: OTFCC 2003, the Official Transformers Collector’s Convention held at the Hyatt in Rosemont, IL. Alternators and Energon were the big toylines, but we were starting to see the initial entries of Universe as well. Also included were the first looks at the OTFCC

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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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From the ASM Archives: A Little Q&A With Bob Budiansky

In honor of Bob Budiansky’s induction into the Transformers Hall of Fame at BotCon last week, we’re reposting one of the first interviews Bob ever conducted with the online fandom.  This originally appeared in ASM on July 26, 2004.  This interview was conducted by Matthew Karpowich and Andrew Sorohan. ASM: You started your comics career in the mid-70s with a background in engineering. Given that, who were your influences? Artistically? Writing-wise? Bob Budiansky:While I was in college in the early 70s, I was reintroduced to comics by a couple of friends. (I had stopped collecting comics years earlier.) So, at

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Hasbro Inducts First Class of Transformers Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HASBRO INDUCTS FIRST CLASS OF TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS DURING ANNUAL TRANSFORMERS FAN CONVENTION Orlando, Fla. (June 26, 2010) — Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) inducted the first class into the new TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame tonight during the annual TRANSFORMERS fan convention known as “Botcon,” which is being held in Orlando for the first time. The TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame honors both those influential in creating and building the iconic entertainment brand as well as TRANSFORMERS characters. Hasbro inducted four individuals into the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame who helped shape the global entertainment brand that has

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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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Hasbro News: Transformers & Star Wars Promotions

Just received this E-mail from Hasbro/Hunter PR: We are excited to announce the launch of two great, new Hasbro ‘Summer Savings’ promotions for our TRANSFORMERS and STAR WARS brands. Starting today, through July 31, 2010, when you purchase $25 or more of select Hasbro TRANSFORMERS or STAR WARS products, you will receive product of $25 value FREE! In Hasbro’s “TRANSFORMERS Double Your Action Giveaway,” when consumers purchase $25 or more of select Hasbro TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN product, they will get three (3) TRANSFORMERS Deluxe Class figures free! For more information visit http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/en_US/discover/transformers-toy-giveaway Also, Hasbro’s “STAR WARS Free Gear

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