NYCC 2011: Transformers and Star Wars Presentations Slides Online

We’ve got the high-res presentation slides from both the Transformers presentation and Star Wars presentation from New York Comic Con! Thanks to Hunter PR and Hasbro for the pics. Check them out in the Geekly Rewind Gallery via these links: Transformers: http://www.asmzine.com/gallery/conventions/New-York-Comic-Con-2011/hasbro/transformers-presentation-slides/index.html Star Wars: http://www.asmzine.com/gallery/conventions/New-York-Comic-Con-2011/hasbro/star-wars-presentation-slides/index.html Don’t forget, you can see other NYCC pics in the Geekly Rewind Gallery: http://www.asmzine.com/gallery/conventions/New-York-Comic-Con-2011/index.html

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NYCC 2011: Hasbro Preview Night Thoughts

While ASM wasn’t at Hasbro’s Preview Night yesterday (congrats to the lucky ones who were!), that doesn’t mean we didn’t go searching the net for pictures of what was on display. Here’s a quick smattering of thoughts from me. Transformers From TFormers.com’s gallery (see it here), I think I’m most psyched about Cyberverse. I used to hate having characters in multiple size-classes. It ruined scale, plus it meant that in my completist days, I had to buy the same character over and over. Well, my completist days are over, and now I love the idea of Cyberverse. If you are

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Press Release: IDW News: The Road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Begins Prequel comics offer first taste of hugely anticipated film Movie adaptation launching May 25th San Diego, CA (April 25, 2011) – Starting today, TRANSFORMERS fans worldwide can begin the journey to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, set to be released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2011. Coming from IDW Publishing and Hasbro, two monthly comic series give readers the first look at this intergalactic adventure. TRANFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – RISING STORM leads right into the mega events of the film, while TRANFORMERS:

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March 2009 Hasbro TF Team Q&A

You asked, they answered.  Here is the March 2009 batch of Q&A from Hasbro’s Transformers Team. ASM Will be posted when Hasbro provides an answer to ASM. Have you determined how Devastator will be packaged? Will he be in robot mode or vehicle mode? — Baltmatrix Devastator will be packed out in his combined robot mode. Not sure if you guys know anything about this at all, but are you at liberty to discuss the announced and immediately canceled third wave of the 3-D Battle Card Game? If so, can you give us any info whatsoever? If not, is there

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Derrick Teases “Transwarped”

Derrick Wyatt has updated his blog with teaser images from the upcoming “Transformers Animated” Season 3 premiere movie “Transwarped”.  The episode airs this Saturday at 8am on Cartoon Network (be sure to check local listings for the exact time in your time zone). It looks really cool.  Have I mentioned how much I love the TF:A show?  And the toys?  And Derrick? No? Well, uh, consider it mentioned.

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And BotCon ’09 Toy #3 Is….

… Landshark! It’s based on Landmine from the Energon line, a toy I think I played with once or twice before needing to put him away because of space reasons. (Aside: I can’t wait to get a house.) If I remember correctly, it was a nifty toy. As for Landshark, I like it. If you want a comparison to the actual animal, I can see the angular lines to give it a shark look.   I love the blue plastic used in the visor as it complements the green and orange. As for the motto… seems kind of meta, actually. Not

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Price Drop on Transformers Deluxe Figures

I just received a Target catalog in the mail.  On page 34, they show Transformers Animated Blurr next to the words “TRANSFORMERS DELUXE FIGURE”.  The price is indicated as a Temporary Price Cut of $8.99.  The fine print on the back of the catalog says the prices are good March 3 through April 5, 2009.  Seems like a good time to pick up some more Deluxe TFs.  The blurb mentions “straight from the animated series”, which might indicate it’s for Animated toys only; perhaps Universe will get in on the sale prices as well. They also show two LEGO toys

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“I Am Optimus Prime” Comic Coming from IDW

Chris Ryall, IDW’s Editor in Chief, has updated his blog with a sneak peek at “I Am Optimus Prime”, a new Transformers comic book/picture book geared for 4-7 year olds.  The art is styled after the Robot Heroes line of mini figures, and it looks awfully cute. Of course, older jaded fans will see that title and think of that horrendous G2 Optimus Prime sound box…

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