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 Universe Blaster & Quickmix Packaging

Written by Big Bot on June 4, 2008 | News,Toys | Tags: , , has received official images of the international packaging for Autobot Blaster and Heavy Load from the Transformers Universe line. Both figures are Voyager class and are part of the first wave, so expect to see them as part of the first releases in August.

The images show the figures both in-package and out of package.

IDW Aquire GI Joe Comic License

Written by Big Bot on May 29, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: , ,

IDW Publishing and Hasbro have issued a press release, stating that IDW will be picking up the GI Joe comic license, and will start releasing comics in October.

You may be wondering why this has been posted, as it isn’t Transformers related news. However it may affect future Transformers releases, with possible crossovers. IDW Editor-in-chief Chris Ryall has posted an answer to a GI Joe V Transformers comic series:

As to crossovers… you know, I did like the idea when we first started, but honestly, outside of the Jae Lee series, didn’t find them overly interesting for my taste. So I’m much more interested in establishing JOE comics properly than thinking of ways to murk things up with crossovers. I’m not saying I’d never do them just that I’m uninterested in doing them right now.

The press release can be found below:

HASBRO, INC. reaches agreement with IDW Publishing to launch new G.I. JOE Comics

Deal includes various New mini series and reprints of fan-favorite storylines

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 29, 2008) – Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) has reached an agreement with IDW Publishing, creators of the best-selling TRANSFORMERS comic book series, to launch an all-new line of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA comic books. As part of the agreement, IDW will produce a new monthly comic series, as well as deluxe reprints of the G.I. JOE property’s vast comic library, which helped catapult the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA phenomenon more than 25 years ago. IDW also has the rights for trade paperbacks and graphic novels.

The first products from this deal, a new monthly comic book series based on classic G.I. JOE vs. COBRA lore, will be launched with an introductory debut issue in October 2008. Featuring all-new storylines, the comics will portray the epic struggle of the G.I. JOE team against the evil forces of COBRA, while highlighting the brand’s favorite heroes and villains that made kids of the ‘80s today’s fans.

In 2009, IDW will also produce comic series both inspired by and based on the upcoming G.I. JOE live-action major motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro slated for August 7, 2009, as well as deluxe reprints from the vast G.I. JOE vs. COBRA comic history. The planned IDW comic book projects will be distributed to a wide audience through comic book outlets, trade bookstores and mass retailers.

“We are thrilled at the prospect of expanding our relationship with IDW. They’ve done an outstanding job with Transformers in the comic/hobby segment, national bookstores and mass market chains,” said Matt Gildea, Publishing Director, Hasbro. “IDW would bring that same expertise to the G.I. JOE brand in both new content and the existing G.I. JOE vs. COBRA library. Together, Hasbro and IDW would continue to engage G.I. JOE fans of all ages with amazing graphics and storylines.”

“G.I. JOE will be a perfect extension of the partnership we’ve developed with Hasbro over the past three years,” said Ted Adams, IDW’s President. “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to build upon the great history of the G.I. JOE brand and to present the type of entertainment and storytelling that our readers enjoy from our many licensed properties.”

Official Photos of Cybertronian Optimus Prime & Starscream

Written by admin on January 8, 2007 | Hasbro,News,Toys,Transformers movie (2007) | Tags: , , ,

Hasbro’s Official Transformers website has been updated with official photos of the Transformers Movie toys of Optimus Prime and Starscream in their Cybertronian forms. each figure will retail for $9.99 from 1st May in USA. The update can be found here with the details mirrored below

Optimus Prime
Deluxe Scale

Ages 5 +

Approximate Retail Price $9.99

Available (U.S.) May 1st.

Hasbro Officially Unveils Classics Mini-Cons

Written by Big Bot on August 18, 2006 | News,Toys | Tags: ,

After the appearance of a set of Transformers Classics Mini-Cons appeared yesterday, Hasbro have today officially revealed the full set of Mini-Cons in the Classics line. These are being released in November in the USA.

The full release can be read at

On The Phone With Hasbro Germany

Written by Big Bot on August 14, 2006 | Armada,Cybertron,Energon,Hasbro,News,Toys,Transformers movie (2007) | Tags: ,

Nevermore of the Trans-Europes Express Group has spoken with Hasbro Germany on the phone and provided some interesting its of information for European fans

A few months ago, Hasbro Germany’s current Transformers “brand manager” invited me and a few other fans to Hasbro Germany’s new offices. Unfortunately, the trip initially wouldn’t happen for time reasons, which is why I had an extended phone call with him today instead.Summary
– Apparently, European distribution in general is down to the US mother company, who decide on which toys will get released in Europe. The domestic branches don’t have much of a say in which individual products they will release and what the case assortments will be.
– Some toys being released in Europe in US packaging (cue Cybertron Starscream in the UK) is due to a combination of sudden demand and a shortage of products. US toys will be shipped to Europe and applied with a sticker, making it legal for the European market.
– The German TV airing of the Armada cartoon three years ago was apparently cut short (20 episodes only) for concerns about “too much violence”. Hasbro didn’t agree with that decision either, but the TV station was very serious about it.
– The Cybertron toy line will be fully released in Germany (i.e. anything that’s available in Europe will also come out in Germany). All size classes will come out (not sure about Supreme Starscream, see below for why).
– High end collectors’ items are not considered viable for the German market. As a result, 20th Anniversary Prime might not come out here.
– The movie toyline is already in production. Some people at Hasbro Germany have even seen animatics of the movie.
– The Hasbro Germany guy described the aesthetics of the movie characters as a “quantum leap” as compared to what we’ve been used to so far, but also admitted that some old school fans might be disappointed.
– There might be a sneak preview of the movie toyline in Hasbro Germany’s offices later this year. No photos will be allowed.
– Hasbro Germany hope that the movie line will re-ignite interest in Transformers in Germany.
– Hasbro consider LEGO their biggest competitor for the “Boys Toys” market at least in Europe/Germany.
– Hasbro Germany appear to be VERY eager to cooperate with the fandom. They’re willing to participate in contests, and also consider asking fans for help with background information for media coverage.
– As far as Hasbro Germany’s PR department is concerned, the live-action TF movie will be the first live action movie based on a toy line. When I mentioned the “Masters of the Universe” movie from the 80s, he said he’ll blissfully ignore that one.
– There’s one more thing I won’t discuss in here – but if it does indeed pan out, Hasbro Germany will earn a lot of respect for their efforts.

Hasbro revamps

Written by Big Bot on July 5, 2006 | Hasbro,News | Tags: ,

The Official Transformers website has been re-designed to be more friendly and in my opinion, looks much better. Read about some of the changes in the latest new article.

If you are wondering when the international versions of the site will change, expect it to take at least 6 months.

88MPH Studios are suing Hasbro

Written by admin on July 1, 2006 | News | Tags: ,

88MPH Studios, the publishers of the Genesis Art of Transformers book, is suing Hasbro, according to their website.

Montmagny, QC, Canada – July 21, 2006 – Counterclaiming Hasbro’s own legal action, 88MPH Studios, the cross-plaintiff, is initiating its own lawsuit against the toy manufacturer, seeking 90006.23$ (cdn) worth of damages for wrongful doings and the non respect of multiple contractual terms in regards to a licensing agreement concerning the publication of Transformers related books.

See their website for full details. International Site Updated (Finally)!

Written by Big Bot on April 3, 2006 | Hasbro,News | Tags: , ,

Hasbro have finally updated the internatonal version of their Cybertron Website. The product page has also been updated with new figure listings that haven’t been released in the UK (yet). Hopefully they will be released soon

Clocker (Wave 2)
Hardtop (Wave 2)
Recon Mini-Con Team (Wave 2)

Red Alert (Wave 2)
Override (Wave 2)

Megatron (wave 1)

The “Where to buy” page has also been refurbished, but the link to isn’t very useful. The site only ships to the USA and so is no use to people in the UK.

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