Transformers-themed pub could be Britain’s Best Home Bar

A Transformers-themed pub is in the running to be crowned Britain’s Best Home Bar, in a competition being run by Liberty Games. The winning bar, chosen… [more]

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TFNation 2019 Transformers Convention Review

This last weekend saw yet another Transformers convention take over the Metropole Hilton, in Birmingham. These weekends have become a staple of my summer… [more]

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Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour

Every year, since 2011, the nerds from TheTF.Net forum (now a Facebook group, because running a forum proved too much like hard work) have met for a weekend… [more]

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Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff

This weekend saw our annual forum meet being held in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Each year we meet in a different town or city in the UK, alternating… [more]

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Video Footage from Transforce in 2001

Almost 18 years ago (crikey, has it been that long?) we wrote a review of our visit to Transforce in August 2001. It was a seriously hot day, but a great… [more]

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IDW Comic Releases – 18/06/08

As well as Titan’s Transformers (UK) #13 out this week, IDW have lots and lots of comics coming to entertain fans. In total, there are 5 Transformers related products, with stuff for the IDW Transformers continuity, the live action movie, Transformers: Animated and Beast Wars.

Starting off with the main IDW continuity, we’re getting The Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus (Revelations Part One), which follows on from Transformers: Devastation, and The Transformers Spotlight: Wheelie, the fifth independent Spotlight issue of 2008 (which will make you love the character).

Transformers Animated, Vol. 3 continues the Animated cartoon in comic form, again using scans from the animation to produce the art.

Transformers Movie Prequel Special is a reprint of the two Target exclusive comics, one that were given out in theaters in the USA and one as an extra for Transformers on DVD at Target Stores (as well as in the UK).

Finally, Transformers Beast Wars Sourcebook TPB collects together the 4 individual sourcebooks and fixes many of the errors and omissions.

As a bonus, Chris Ryall has posted the final two covers for Spotlight Cyclonus and the one for Spotlight Wheelie. All comics are out on 18th June.

Interview with Gary Chalk

Written by Big Bot on March 31, 2008 | Beast Machines,Beast Wars,Interviews,News |

A3u have uploaded an audio interview with Gary Chalk. The interview is just over 50 minutes long.

Gary voiced Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Transformers Armada, Energon and Cybertron.

Titan Transformers #10 Details

Written by Big Bot on March 20, 2008 | Animated,Beast Wars,Comics,News,Titan |

Titan Magazines have put up details on this months Transformers UK comic, due out on 27th March.

Issue #10 continues the alternate Transformers movie storyline, with Twilight’s Last Gleaming: Part 2, which tells of what would have happened if Megatron had got the Allspark. There is also Part 10 of Beast Wars: The Gathering and a preview of the Transformers: Animated cartoon which starts on 25th March. The free gift is a missile blaster with target.

The full details and cover art for the issue can be found on Titan’s website.

Beast Wars Sourcebook Errors Needed

Over the last couple of months, IDW have released the four part series, Beast Wars Sourcebooks, which bring together characters from Beast wars, Beast Wars II and Beast wars Neo and give them profiles. Unfortunately, the books weren’t a complete success, with text and colouring errors as well as complaints from fans that the images were too small and incomplete and that the profiles didn’t make the characters unique enough.

New IDW Editor Denton J. Tipton has posted on the IDW forums asking for a complete list of errors in the books so that they can be corrected for the TPB release. Dan Khanna will be helping with colour corrections, with the added bonus that some extra artwork will be included as well as the missing glossary. Ben Yee will also be involved.

So if you want a more complete and accurate collection, get involved.

IDW Transformers Comics for May 2008

IDW Publishing have released a list of Transformers comics for May 2008. There is the second part of the The Reign of Starscream, the third issue in the Space Pirates reprints and Animated print material and trade paperbacks for Beast Wars The Ascending, Bets of Dinobots and the latest IDW G1 story arc, Devastation.

Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream #2
Chris Mowry, Chris Ryall (w); Alex Milne (a); Alex Milne, James Raiz (c)

The official continuation of the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movie continues here!
In part two, “To Be King,” STARSCREAM’s machinations on Mars move forward… but they also catch the vigilant eyes of a team of AUTOBOTS, and the battle begins! The AUTOBOTS, however, will soon learn that STARSCREAM is not alone… co-writers Chris Ryall (Transformers Movie Prequel) and Chris Mowry, along with artist Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation) continue their tale that explains, expounds upon and expands the world of the TRANSFORMERS movie! Ask your retailer how to get a variant cover by James Raiz, too!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Best of the U.K.: Space Pirates #3
Simon Furman (w); Lee Sullivan (a); Dan Khanna (c)

Continuing the reprints of the best TRANSFORMERS epics from across the pond! In chapter three of Space Pirates, Rodimus Prime suddenly finds himself stripped of the power of the creation matrix. Now merely Hot Rod once more, how can he hope to stop the power of the Quintessons as they overrun Autobot City? Witness the coming of… Metroplex! Written by Simon Furman, with art by Lee Sullivan and a new cover recreating a classic scene by Dan Khanna.

*Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Transformers Animated Vol. 3

Continuing a series of books capturing the action of The TRANSFORMERS Animated Series! Share the adventures of AUTOBOT heroes like OPTIMUS PRIME, HOT ROD, and JAZZ as they battle MEGATRON and the dangerous DECEPTICONS. Using actual still frames from the series itself, The Transformers Animated series puts new TF action in your pocket.

TPB • FC • 5” x 7” • $7.99 • 96 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-215-8

The Transformers: Devastation TPB
Simon Furman (w); E. J. Su, Nick Roche, Robby Musso (a); Su (c)

In the aftermath of Escalation’s thundering showdown in Brasnya, factions on Earth stir into bold and demonstrative action. With both the Machination and Skywatch poised to strike, each possessing CYBERTRONIAN tech and inside knowledge of the alien enemy they face, the AUTOBOTS have no choice but to relocate. But the arrival on Earth of the DECEPTICONS’ living super-weapon, SIXSHOT, tells of more Devastation to come. What role do SOUNDWAVE, SCORPINOK, and the REAPERS play in the coming confrontation? Find out in this exciting tale from Simon Furman and E.J. Su.

TPB • FC • 152 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-168-7

The Transformers: Best of the UK: Dinobots
Simon Furman (w); Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Tim Perkins (a); Nick Roche (c)

A long lost mystery surfaces only to become the pawn of a man bent on revenge and a threat to the AUTOBOTS. The threat… SWOOP, now under the control of another and out of control. OPTIMUS PRIME has no choice but to gather the troops and order a hunt for the rest of the DINOBOTS! This special collection presents a beloved U.K. TRANSFORMERS tale from years past, written by mainstay Simon Furman, and featuring an art gallery of recreated images by artist Nick Roche.

TPB • FC • 144 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-169-4

Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook TPB
Simon Furman & Ben Yee (w); Matt Frank, Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, Jake Isenberg, Dan Khanna, Robby Musso, Marcelo Matere, Frank Milkovich, Nick Roche, James Raiz, Rob Ruffolo, Jamie Snell, Simon Williams, (a); Don Figueroa (c)

Simon Furman (Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering) and Ben Yee (consultant on the Beast Wars TV series) team up to present an all-encompassing, unifying resource book highlighting the characters, worlds and technology from all generations and incarnations of BEAST WARS. From Air Hammer to Wolfgang and beyond, and featuring all-new art from a host of the industry’s top Transformers artists like Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, Nick Roche, and more! This is the guidebook Transformers fans have been clamoring for!

TPB • FC • 200 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-159-5

Interview with Hasbro Designer Tim Bradley

Written by Big Bot on February 20, 2008 | Beast Machines,Beast Wars,Cybertron,Hasbro,Interviews,News |

TF@TM have interviewed Tim Bradley, who worked for Hasbro as a designer in 1998 and 2004 on Transformers, Star Wars and Jurassic Park to name a few. Included in his Transformers portfolio is work on Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Cybertron.

The full interview can be read here.

IDW Release Schedule

Written by Big Bot on January 11, 2008 | Beast Wars,Comics,Generation One,IDW Publishing,News |

IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has posted an updated schedule for IDW’s Transformers releases over the next month, and has given updates on other issues that should be coming soon.

Chris also talks about delays and wrong information posted about release dates. He asks that fans keep faith that there is nothing that can be done about some delays.

Here are the IDW releases for the next month:

16th January:
TF Animated Digest, Vol. 1
TF: Devastation #4

23rd January:
TF: Target 2006 TPB
TF Spotlight: Blaster

6th February:
TF: Devastation #5
TF Beast Wars Sourcebook #4

13th February:
TF Beast Wars: The Ascending TPB
TF Animated Digest, Vol. 2 

Theft of the Golden Disk Now Online

Written by Big Bot on January 10, 2008 | Beast Wars,News |

The Official Transformers Collector’s Club have put up the 2 parts to “The Theft of the Golden Disk”, a short cg animation with the voice of David Kaye. The story is a prequel to the Dawn of Future’s Past comic, which was a prequel to the Beast Wars cartoon series.

Part 1

Part 2

Simon Furman on Beast Wars The Ascending #4

Written by Big Bot on January 8, 2008 | Beast Wars,Comics,IDW Publishing,News |

Simon Furman has posted his thoughts on the final issue of Beast Wars: The Ascending. The issue is out tomrrow.

Here is a small sample of what he wrote:

Phew. Suffice it to say, the action starts on page 1 and doesn’t stop until page 22. And inbetween there’s triumph, torment and tragedy aplenty. No one is guaranteed to survive (and many don’t) and no happy endings are assured. In fact, as so often happens, the ending is also a beginning. Those who know their Beast Wars will be pleased the final scenes on page 22 (I hope!).

Simon Furman’s Review of 2007

Simon Furman has looked back at the year 2007 and how it has panned out for himself. He mentions his work for IDW, including, the Movie Prequel, Escalation, Devastation and the Spotlights, and the next set of Beast Wars books.

He also discusses his non-Transformers work, his travelling to conventions and his enjoyment in writing his blog, which only started last March.

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