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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5 Page Preview – The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #12

Written by Big Bot on June 18, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Comics Continuum have a 5 page preview, with the 3 covers of All Hail Megatron #12. The issue is designed to bring closure to most of the major plot threads from the series.

Issue #12 was originally meant to mark the end of the original series, but with the previously titled ‘Coda’ mini series now being incorporated into the series numbering,  expect some things to be resolved in issues #13-16.

The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #12 is out next week on 24th June written by Shane McCarthy with art from Guido Guidi.

Kris Carter Blogs on his work for All Hail Megatron #15

Written by Big Bot on June 14, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

Colourist Kris Carter (excellent name) has posted an update on his blog (finally) about his latest work. As well as his Doctor Who work for IDW, he also mentions his latest Transformers work, which was for The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #15. More specifically, he has been colouring Nick Roche’s Kup follow-up story, which bridges the gap between Spotlight Kup and All Hail Megatron.

What impressed me most is just how well it works, I was just grinning ear to ear by the end of it – and although it’s both a sequel and a prequel, it’s not short on character… and lovers and haters of Prowl are in for an absolute treat either way. I can’t wait to see THIS sucker in print! I’ll try and see if I can post up some preview colours closer to publication.

Yes Kris, please try and get some previews up, waiting for September is a long time.

5 Page Preview of Spotlight: Cliffjumper

Written by Big Bot on June 11, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: , ,

Comics Continuum has posted another 5 page preview, this time for The Transformers Spotlight: Clffjumper. The issue is the 23rd Transformers Spotlight comic, and is written by Shane McCarthy and Denton J. Tipton, with art by Robby Musso. The covers are done by Musso and Don Figueroa.

Look out for Spotlight: Cliffjumper next week, from IDW Publishing, on 17th June.

Transformers Audition Tapes from Paramount UK

After the success of the first film, every robot wanted to be in the sequel. Many, however, forgot that transforming is a crucial part of being a Transformer. Continuing their Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen promotions, Paramount UK have uploaded 5 audition tapes for robots that unfortunately didn’t quite make the final cut.

Look out for Drill Sargent Power, Freddy The Flame Grill, Mario The Espresso Machine, Vicki & Danielle The Styling Appliances and Hiro The Toy Robot.

Beware, there are some clips from the actual film during each video.

5 Page Preview of I Am Optimus Prime

Written by Big Bot on June 7, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has posted a 5 Page Preview for his latest book Transformers: Robot Heroes: I Am Optimus Prime, which is out this week.

Featured in the book are the G1 versions of Bumblebee, Ratchet, Arcee, Bumblebee and Prowl, and IDW’s new character, Drift.  Certainly an odd addition.

Click the flash preview below to see the first 5 pages:

Also out this week is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #4, which we’ve already shown you last week.

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.

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