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Transformers: Beast Machines – Season 2 Press Release

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on October 29, 2007 | Beast Machines,DVD,News,Press Release |

We just received this press release from Green Room PR about Transformers Beast Machines.

Available to buy on DVD
19th November 2007

The struggle for Cybertron continues as Season Two of the hit animated series Transformers: Beast Machines is released to buy on DVD from 19th November 2007, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Mysteriously transported back to their home planet of Cybertron, with no memory of how or why they are there, the Maximals find themselves pitched in a life-or-death battle with the evil Vehicons, ruthless minions of the Decepticon Megatron. With a war now being waged, the Maximals, led by the awesome Optimus Primal, must free Cybertron from Megatron and restore it to its former glory before all life is doomed.

With animals replacing the vehicular forms of the Autobots, Transformers: Beast Machines takes the age-old battle to a new level.


TITLE: Transformers: Beast Machines – Season 2
Release Date: 19th November 2007
Format: Retail DVD Box Set
RRP: £9.99
Certificate: TBC
Genre: Animation / Sci-fi
Running Time: TBC

Transformers sells Lots & Lots of DVDs in North America

Written by Big Bot on October 23, 2007 | DVD,News,Paramount,Press Release,Transformers movie (2007) |

Paramount Home Entertainment have just released a press release stating that Transformers has sold 8.3 million copies on DVD in its first week and about 190,000 on HD DVD. We here find this comment a bit ironic from Paramount given the DVD and HD DVD is only out in North America.

“The performance of the TRANSFORMERS DVD and HD DVD has demonstrated the phenomenal success of this global franchise,” said Kelley Avery, president, Worldwide Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures”

Just to remind people, North America isn’t the world. Anyway, away from world politics, here is the full press release:

DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Megahit TRANSFORMERS Invades Stores to Become This Year’s Top-Selling DVD and the Best-Selling High Definition Title Day One and Week One for Either Format

From Director Michael Bay and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, In Association With Hasbro, Record-Setting DVD and HD DVD Sales Underscore TRANSFORMERS’ Status As Franchise Of Inter-Galactic Proportions

HOLLYWOOD (BUSINESS WIRE)– The blockbuster hit from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, TRANSFORMERS, is the year’s top-selling week one DVD with North American sales reaching 8.3 million units since the title’s debut on October 16, it was announced today by Paramount Home Entertainment. The biggest original film of the year from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is also the best-selling DVD day one for the year with over 4.5 million units sold on Tuesday. Additionally, the smash hit has exploded into the high definition market, selling over 100,000 HD DVDs its first day of release, rocketing past previous releases to become the best-selling day one high definition title on either format since their inceptions. TRANSFORMERS has sold over 190,000 HD DVDs in its first week making it the fastest and best-selling week one release on either high definition format as well as the best selling HD DVD ever. The TRANSFORMERS DVD is also the top-selling October DVD release in the history of the home entertainment industry.

“The performance of the TRANSFORMERS DVD and HD DVD has demonstrated the phenomenal success of this global franchise,” said Kelley Avery, president, Worldwide Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures. “We’re happy to be kicking off the fourth quarter with a title that clearly shows home entertainment releases are still an event that drives consumers into stores—which is a win for both content providers and retailers.” Earning over $700 million at the global box office, the live-action feature film TRANSFORMERS is the latest success in a worldwide franchise that has emerged as one of the most successful properties in action figure history, spawning numerous television series and comic books and a wealth of toys, games and other licensed merchandise. In 2007, TRANSFORMERS has become one of the hottest properties for boys in a variety of categories, including toys, publishing, video games, apparel and back-to-school. Hasbro’s licensing arm, HPG, has signed more than 250 licensees in 70 countries around the world.

The first live-action film based on the enduringly popular “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE”, TRANSFORMERS features the ultimate battle between good and evil, as the peace-loving AUTOBOTS seek to protect humanity from the evil forces of the DECEPTICONS. The TRANSFORMERS Special Edition two-disc DVD and HD DVD sets provide an incredible experience with an arsenal of bonus material that delivers excitement and fun for long-time fans, as well as for viewers who are new to the TRANSFORMERS universe. Further, the HD DVD includes a host of highly advanced web-enabled features that will continue to roll-out through the rest of the year.

About Paramount Pictures Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

News from TITAN

Written by admin on October 11, 2007 | News,Press Release,Titan |

We received this press release today from TITAN about two of their latest Transformers
graphic novels

Simon Furman, Dan Reed, Robin Smith & Jeff Anderson


Unicron is no more. Galvatron has been destroyed. But for the heroic Autobots
and the evil Decepticons… the war goes on!

Continuing the bestselling series of collections featuring the rare UK stories,
originally published as single issues by Marvel UK in the 80s, City of Fear
throws the spotlight on the Transformers’ homeworld of Cybertron. Ultra
Magnus is finally back home, and the welcome is warmer than he possibly imaged!
An old enemy, a rogue Autobot from the planet’s dark past, has resurfaced,
with a terrifying agenda. Cybertron and its cities will burn… and the dead
will inherit all!

Classic Transformers strip action, plus previously unseen bonus material.
24TH OCTOBER – £14.99

Bob Budiansky, Don Perlin & Herb Trimpe


The collections of the classic comic strips from the 80’s continue with
one of the most dramatic and searing slices of Transformers action ever put
to print!

As the Autobots unveil their new secret weapon, Omega Supreme, and the stage
is set for their greatest triumph, so tragedy strikes at the very heart of their
ranks. The action cranks up to fever pitch, as the Special Teams — The
Protectobots, the Combaticons, the Aerialbots and the Stunticons — make
their debut. But the final battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron will not
be fought with cold, hard steel, but rather within the digital realm… of a
computer game!

Never-before collected, these are the stories that created a legend!
21ST NOVEMBER – £14.99

Dreamworks Press Release

DreamWorks has issued a press release revealing what their plans are for Comic-Con International in San Diego. Here’s the part that you’re most interested in

In addition, it has recently been announced that DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, Inc., will produce a new live-action motion picture based on the globally popular Transformers. Fans at Comic-Con will actually participate in the launch of the movie’s website, and will be treated to a few surprises to kick off the film’s promotional campaign. Transformers is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Constantine), Don Murphy (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Tom DeSanto (X-Men and X2 X-Men United), with Steven Spielberg (War of the Worlds) executive producing.

New British Transformers Comic.

Written by admin on | Armada,Comics,News,Panini,Press Release |

The following is a press release from Panini’s website, Panini (who I believe are owned by Marvel) have recently acquired the rights to do an all-new comic based on the popular Transformers Armada series.

Attention robot-lovers everywhere, the Transformers have landed! A brand new comic, TRANSFORMERS ARMADA, is coming to a galaxy (or newsagent) near you SOON!

Issue 1 is on sale 24th April!

With 14 pages of fully originated UK strip each issue, Transformers Armada also comes pre-loaded with data-files, cyber-puzzles, competitions, a Galactic battle poster and much more! Plus, in Issue 1, we are offering four lucky readers the chance to win every single Transformer toy available in our ULTRA COMPETITION! (Don’t get too excited, I guess they mean every TF Armada toy available in the UK, about 7 toys in total – Sid)

Available four-weekly, each issue of Transformers Armada comic comes with it’s own cover-mounted free gift.

In issue 1, get your free Transformers sticker album and stickers!

Issue 2 comes packaged with a cool Cyber-Sketch Console, and a giant A1-sized Transformers poster!


Sounds good, but so far Comic shops have not had ordering information for this item, I will try and get the item code posted here on so Transfans can pass it on to there local comic shop.



Written by admin on | News,Press Release |

Just in time for a Very Transformers Christmas, Titan is releasing nine limited
edition hardcover graphic novels to the general market, collecting some of the
very best Transformers comics from the original US run!

These fantastic hardbacks, previously only available to Diamond customers,
feature exclusive cover art by some of the greatest names in comics – including
John Byrne, Dave Gibbons, Ron Garney, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Howard Chaykin,
Phil Jiminez, Andy Lanning, Barry Kitson, Don Figueroa, Gary Erskine and Chris
Blythe! Each volume contains special behind-the-scenes features and introductions
from the writers involved!

All of the books are priced at £19.99 / $24.95, and are available to
order now from your local retailer. The titles are as follows

Transformers Beginnings (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 642 6
Transformers New Order (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 625 6

Transformers Cybertron Redux (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 661 2
Transformers Showdown (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 687 6

Transformers Primal Scream (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 458 X
Transformers Matrix Quest (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 507 1
Transformers All Fall Down (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 524 1

Transformers Dark Designs (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 527 6
Transformers Rage in Heaven (limited edition) ISBN 1 84023 577 2

Auto Assembly Press Release

Written by admin on | Auto Assembly,Conventions,News,Press Release |

Auto Assembly has now added yet another great item to it’s charity auction for
it’s next UK Transformers convention in May 2004…

The latest item being auctioned off for our two charities next year the NSPCC
and Cancer Research) is a MISB Beast Wars Depth Charge figure… signed by David
Sobolov, the actor who voices Depth Charge in the series.

We were originally expecting a signed photo from David, but he went out and
purchased the toy for us to auction instead and you can imagine our surprise
when it arrived. As David explains

“I thought this might fetch a higher price for your charity auction than
a signed photo. Please let me know how well it does. Regards, David Sobolov.”

As well as his work on Beast Wars, David has also voiced number computer and
video games as well as countless characters in other animated shows, most notably
playing the lead role in the Robocop Alpha Command series.

The auction will form part of Saturday’s programme at Auto Assembly 2004 and
it will have a mix of charity and non-charity items (personal sales from fans
and dealers with a 10% commission to charity) and we now have a lot of great
items covering all TF eras from G1 right up to Energon with everything in between!

As an added bonus, we will be working closely with many of these actors and
companies to bring you even more for Auto Assembly! McDonalds have donated a
number of gift vouchers which will be used for competitions during the Auto
Assembly weekend, and in addition to donating an autograph, Wally Wingert (Sideburn
in RiD) has kindly recorded some EXCLUSIVE dialogue for us as SideBurn that
has been uploaded to the Auto Assembly website talking about AA2004!! We are
already in talks with other actors who are donating items to the auction to
get even more exclusive sound clips and other surprises!

We are also still hoping to be able to announce our voice actor for Auto Assembly
in the near future as well, although this will be dependent on the number of
pre-bookings we get and dealers who book up so if you want to see an exclusive
voice actor, and have a chance to bid on these great items, book for Auto Assembly
2004 NOW!! We will be limiting places based on the capacity of the venue, so
we would advise that you do book in advance.

If you book for AA2004 before the end of January 2004, you will also qualify
for a 10% “early bird” discount!

We’re also starting to take bookings for dealers tables with 15 tables already
taken so if you want to be at AA2004, it’s time to get your bookings in so you
don’t miss out!

For further information, see the Auto Assembly website at
or join the discussion on our forum at
and active members of the forum will qualify for a 10% discount on ticket prices.

We can be contacted by email at or by telephone
on 07860 948296. If there are any dealers or individuals who would like to donate
items for these, please get in touch.

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly 2004

Auto Assembly 2005 Bookings Open!!

Written by admin on | Auto Assembly,Conventions,News,Press Release |

The UK/European Transformers event Auto Assembly 2005 scheduled to take place on 4th June 2005, has now confirmed it’s first few guests and has opened bookings over a year before the event is due to take place…!

The event is being held at The Clarendon Suites, Birmingham, England which is a dedicated conference centre and the hall being used for the event is capable of holding 750 people. The guests who have already confirmed are convention veterans Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman who will be attending their third Auto Assembly event.

Tickets are just £7.50 for adults or £10 on the door although we would recommend pre-booking. All those who pre-register will be entered into one or more prize draws depending on how early you pre-book and the first 150 pre-registrants will get extra free gifts in addition to the traditional “Auto Assembly Goodie Bag” that all our attendees will receive.

The event is, as with all Auto Assembly events, non-profit making, and willbe raising funds for charity through a charity auction and raffle.

Full details, including online booking facilities, guest profiles and much more can be found on the Auto Assembly website and your questions can be answered online via the Auto Assembly forum.

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly 2005

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Dinobot Hunt Graphic Novel

Written by admin on | News,Press Release |

We received this press release today from the good folks at Titan.


Simon Furman, Barry Kitson & Will Simpson

PUBLISHED Titan Books (

WHEN? 23rd March 2004
HOW MUCH? £14.99
ISBN 1 84023 789 9


The classic comic strip collections continue with more Transformers action
starring one of the most popular Transformers teams ever � the Dinobots!

Freed after spending four million years trapped in tar, the Dinobots are mad
� literally! As they go on the rampage, spreading chaos and carnage across
the USA, heroic Autobot leader Optimus Prime dispatches a team to capture them
before innocent humans die and the Dinobots themselves fall into the hands of
the evil Decepticons, who are using them as bait in a deadly Big Game hunt of
their own!

Packed with bonus material specially created for this volume, this is a collection
of classic stories that created a legend!

� A live-action Transformers movie, produced by Tom DeSanto (X-Men), is
planned for 2005!

� 2004 is the official 20th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS line. As part
of the celebrations, Transformers Energon will be unveiled, with a new animated
TV series and a new comics line, written by Transformers legend, Simon Furman!

can order Dinobot Hunt here

Auto Assembly Podcast Show 2 Released!

Written by admin on | Auto Assembly,Conventions,News,Press Release |

Hi Everyone!

Just to let you know that the second Auto Assembly podcast has just been uploaded to the server this monday. This time it’s a massive show running in at just under 56 minutes and we’ve got a few surprises in store this time…

Once again, the show has all the latest news and developments on Auto Assembly Target 2006 including exclusive news on our latest guest confirmed for the convention this weekend, details on a convention exclusive being produced by Wildfur, a competition to win some Transformers DVD box sets, more great music plus a special guest appearance from RiD voice actor Wally Wingert!

You can download the show, and the first one if you haven’t already heard it, from where it is available in high and low quality versions for downloading. Feel free to send us your comments and suggestions about it to us at or alternatively you can leave them on the forum at

Enjoy the show and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you in June at Auto Assembly Target 2006 and thanks to all of your for your support so far with the show and the convention!

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly Target 2006

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