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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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adapation #4 Five-Page Preview

Comics Continuum has again posted the first look of a Transformers comic this time Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Movie Adaptation #4.

With this being the last issue in thr series, there are obvious spoilers for the end of the film, sop best stay away is you do not want to ruin the end of the film. The issue is written by Simon Furman, art by Jon Davis-Hunt and a cover from Josh Nizzi. Look out for the issue next week.

Updated IDW Transformers Schedule for June 09

IDW Editor Denton J. Tipton has updated his blog with a full list of Transformers comic release in June and the beginning of July. Of course, you probably be too busy watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 5 times to notice so get ordering them now so when you arrive home from the cinema, you can continue your Transformers omnibus.

3rd June (TODAY!)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Prequel: Alliance TPB
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Prequel: Defiance TPB
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation TPB
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #3
Transformers: Best of UK: City of Fear #5
Transformers: Animated Vol. 9

10th June
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #4
Transformers Robot Heroes: I Am Optimus Prime HC

17th June
The Transformers: Premiere Edition Vol. 2 HC
The Transformers Spotlight: Cliffjumper

24th June
The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #12

1st July
Classic Transformers Vol. 4 TPB
The Transformers Spotlight: Metroplex

Transformers Comics Come to iPhone & iPod Touch

If you’ve logged onto iTunes and searched for “Transformers” recently, you would have noticed that IDW are offering the complete series of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Alliance and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Defiance for download. Each issue costs £0.59 ($0.99) which is brilliant value for UK fans, given the actual comic would costs a lot more.

Here is the press release:

IDW Publishing, the fourth largest comic book publisher in the U.S., has selected iPublishCentral, a self-service e-content platform from Impelsys, to help broaden its e-publishing strategy. Using iPublishCentral, IDW plans to digitize 25 issues from its classic Transformers series, and use the iPublishCentral tool suite to market and sell the content online.

Under the agreement, IDW will utilize the full iPublishCentral tool suite, including ViewInside and iPublishWidget. ViewInside and iPublishWidget are viral marketing tools that help publishers promote their brand and market books on the internet. ViewInside enables readers to browse pages from a book or a comic series before they decide to buy. This option allows prospective customers to sample an issue of a comic book series, and see the high quality artwork that is so essential to bringing a comic book to life.

“E-publishing is a great way to make our comics more accessible to a new audience, enticing them to eventually try the print versions,” said Ted Adams, CEO of IDW. “iPublishCentral’s self-service model has an elegant, easy-to-use approach to digitizing content and engaging our online community. We are looking forward to the opportunity to experiment with iPublishCentral’s suite.”

In addition to ViewInside, the iPublishCentral suite includes iPublishWidget, which enables readers and authors to participate in spreading information about a title of their interest on social profile pages like Facebook and MySpace. Readers and authors can also easily add book widgets to their personal blogs. This viral marketing tool enhances visibility, sustains interest and enables sales conversions for any title.

“iPublishCentral is the perfect solution for publishers such as IDW which heavily rely on print sales of comic books, but which also want to sync print publishing with e-publishing in order to attract new customers,” said Sameer Shariff, CEO of Impelsys. “With iPublishCentral’s sampling and viral marketing tools, IDW is able to expand its reach to audiences online, innovating along with their tech-forward audience, all without altering the authenticity of their titles.”

iPublishCentral enables publishers of any size to digitize their content for sale online and promote their brands and titles across the Web through strategic viral marketing. Publishers can sign up for iPublishCentral’s basic, no-cost package to access standard features and functionalities, drastically reducing the cost and risk of initiating an e-publishing strategy.

Covers for All Hail Megatron Issues 13, 14 and 15

Written by Big Bot on June 2, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

IDW Publishing Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall has revealed images of some covers for three of the upcoming issues of the All Hail Megatron comic series.

Issues 13, 14 and 15 continue on from the main 12 issue series, but with two 11 page stores per issue, designed to wrap up remaining story points from All Hail Megatron, Maximum Dinobots, Revelations and other issues that came before, as well as lead into the ongoing series starting in November.

Obviously, there are some spoilers, so you have been warned.

Next IDW Best of the UK Collection Announced – Prey

The Transformers Best of UK PreyIDW Publishing have revealed their next Best of UK series of comics, subtitled Prey.

The 5 part series will collect together more of Marvel UK’s material, most likely the same material that was included with Titan’s UK book of the same name. Almost guarenteed is that the first issue with have Marvel UK issues #96 & 97, both titled ‘Prey’, which were written by Simon Furman. Here we have the brand new cover for the first issue, excellently done by Andrew Griffith.

Auto Assembly 2009 Exclusive Comic Cover – Coloured Version!

Written by Big Bot on May 27, 2009 | Auto Assembly,Conventions,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Auto Assembly 09 Exclusive CoverThe guys at Auto Assembly have revealed a full colour version of their exclusive Auto Assembly 2009Auto Assembly 09 Exclusive Cover cover for IDW’s Transformers All Hail Megatron #13.The cover, which is done in association with Apocalypse Comics, and is limited to only 1000 copies, pays homage to Jurassic Park and is done by Nick Roche with colours by Liam Shalloo. Doesn’t it look good?

Hi everyone,

As you know, we previewed the inks to the convention exclusive comic for Auto Assembly 2009 recently when we were interviewed over at Transformers@TheMoon. Since then, many people have wanted to know what the finished cover for our convention exclusive variant cover to IDW’s All Hail Megatron Issue 13 is going to look like. Well, the wait is over…

Adding the finishing touch to Nick Roche’s pencils is the fantastic colours of Liam Shalloo to bring you this fantastic tribute to Jurassic Park and featuring Grimlock (both of whom will be attending the convention and who can sign the comic for those of you who buy it along with G1 voice actor Gregg Berger)! The comic is being produced for Auto Assembly 2009 by Apocalypse Comics and will be available during the convention weekend from their table. Sales will limited to a maximum of just TWO per attendee while stocks last as there are only 1,000 copies being printed of this book!

Auto Assembly 2009 is set to be a record-breaking convention for European Transformers fans and this is one convention you don’t want to miss!

Simon
Auto Assembly
Auto Assembly

IDW Comic Releases – 28/05/09

This weeks comics will be a day later, due to Memorial Day in the USA. The only release this week is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #2, which continues the story based on the film, meaning there will be spoilers.

Issue #1 was released last week, with issues #3 and #4 due to follow on a weekly basis from next Wednesday, and the TPB after that, unless you are lucky enough to be in the USA, where the TPB is out at Target stores.

In case you missed it last week, here is a 5 page preview from the issue.

Want to attend the UK premiere of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen?

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on May 23, 2009 | DVD,IDW Publishing,Merchandise,News,Paramount,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

If you’re the sort of Transformers fan who’d love a trip to Leicester Square on June 15th to attend the premiere of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, where Michael Bay, Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf will also be in attendance, you’re probably interested in the competition that Paramount UK are running.

Here are the details:

In the highly-anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons. Michael Bay directs from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman.

The battle begins at UK cinemas and IMAX June 19.

To celebrate the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen we have teamed up with Starlight Children’s Foundation and are giving you the chance to get your hands on some highly sought after Premiere tickets. In attendance will be director Michael Bay plus the stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel. This epic event will take place on the evening of Monday 15th June in London’s Leicester Square. There are a limited number of tickets available for a minimum donation of £50. If you want to stand a chance of attending this incredible Premiere call the events team on 020 7262 2881 (Ext: #286).

Visit the Paramount UK website here to stand a chance of winning this great prize.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Adaptation #2 Preview

More comic previews, this time with the second issue of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Adaptation #2 from IDW publishing.

ComicsContinuum have posted 5 pages from the issue, which again have major spoilers for anyone wanting to watch the film spoiler free. The issue is due out next week, on 27th May 09.

See the pages, and the 2 covers, after the jump.

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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation and All Hail Megatron 11 Comic Previews

Comics Continuum has posted 2 five page previews for this weeks new IDW Transformers comic releases.

The first issue of the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation. This preview contains major spoilers for those planning on seeing the actual film, so don’t look at the images at the bottom of this post.

The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #11 is also available  to preview, either in this post or from IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall.

Both comics are due out today 20th May 2009!

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