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

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More Comic Covers from Comic-Con

4jugwpLots more covers have been revealed by from IDW’s panel at Comic-Con last week.

To the right is the cover for the Ongoing series starting in November, featuring Optimus Prime, Ironhide and a new look for Hot Rod.

Also out are both covers for Transformers: Tales of the Fallen, the sequel to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Bumblebee, a side story to the Ongoing series and Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers, Nick Roche’s other side story.

IDW October 09 Transformers Solicitations

Written by Big Bot on July 28, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Four new comics are coming this October, including the final issue in the All Hail Megatron saga, the continuation of the Prey reprints and more from the Revenge of the Fallen sequel series, Tales of the Fallen. The big surprise is that the latest 5 Spotlight issues, consisting of Blurr, Jazz, Drift, Cliffjumper and Metroplex, will be collected together in Trade paperback form as The Transformers: All Hail Megatron Vol. 3, instead of Spotlight Vol.5.

Mike Costa, Zander Cannon (w) • Guido Guidi, Chee (a) • Guidi, Chee (c)
FINAL ISSUE! Spike has survived the war, but can he handle RAVAGE? Bumblebee goes it alone to clean up the wreckage, but a new enemy awaits! This one sets the stage for the biggest TRANSFORMERS news since transforming cogs first came off the assembly line! What’s the news? Pick up the issue and find out! 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Chris Mowry (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Magno, Alex Milne (c)
JETFIRE returns! What’s his connection to the villainous FALLEN? What is he running from? And can he find redemption? All good questions. And the answers aren’t going to turn out like you think! 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Shane McCarthy, Andy Schmidt, Josh van Reyk, Shawn Knowler (w) • Casey Coller, E.J. Su, Robby Musso, Marcelo Matere (a) • Trevor Hutchison (c)
IDW’s one-shots focusing on the most celebrated TRANSFORMERS characters continue in this latest collection of Spotlights. This time around, see how and why BLURR, JAZZ, DRIFT, CLIFFJUMPER, and METROPLEX fit into the Transformers universe and the events of All Hail Megatron.
SC, 7×10, 132pgs, FC $19.99

Simon Furman (w) • Will Simpson (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
OPTIMUS PRIME reveals what became of him, PROWL, and RATCHET after they were forced into a limbo dimension along with SHOCKWAVE, THUNDERCRACKER, and FRENZY. Continuing the fan-favorite collection of classic tales from across the pond, written by TRANSFORMERS mainstay Simon Furman with an all-new cover by Andrew Griffith!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

SDCC 09: IDW Announced New Ongoing Transformers Series!

Written by Big Bot on July 24, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: , , , ,

Transformers_Ongoing_Issue1_artSMALLBefore IDW Publishing’s panel today, they have let slip what we have known for months, that The Transformers will become an ongoing series, starting this November.

We now know the writer will be Mike Costa, who has been doing art duties for other Transformers series.

The press release confirms what IDW Editor-in-chief Chris Ryall mentioned a couple of weeks ago, that there will be 3 new series announced at the convention. Look out for the other 2 very soon.

UPDATE: Full press release is out, with another image and the name of the other 2 series, Transformers: Bumblebee (writer Zander Cannon and artist Chee) and Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers (Everything: Nick Roche).

San Diego, CA (July 24, 2009) – After the huge success of this summer’s blockbuster TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN movie, IDW is keeping the excitement going with three new TRANSFORMERS series. Under license from Hasbro, IDW is proud to offer fans The TRANSFORMERS, the first ongoing series in years, written by the critically-acclaimed Mike Costa. Coming in November, TRANSFORMERS #1 starts things off with not one, but two, huge events so CYBERTON-shattering that the lives of the TRANSFORMERS characters will never be the same.

Spinning out of the events of the new ongoing series will be two miniseries. The four-issue TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE puts BUMBLEBEE between a rock and a hard place with his own friends, while TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers plots the course of AUTOBOTS in space as they confront a new foe who just might tear the (Dave do these need all caps? CAPS ARE BEST) Springer, Kup, and their cadre of AUTOBOT heroes apart.

“This is the first ongoing TRANSFOMRERS series for IDW, and there’s a good reason to do it now. These stories are too big and too important to contain in even several volumes of miniseries. And it all starts with events in TRANSFORMERS #1,” said IDW’s TRANSFORMERS editor, Andy Schmidt. “This is the best jumping on point for new comics or TRANSFORMERS fans in years. We’re embarking on a whole new journey and an exciting new direction.”

The TRANSFORMERS will debut in November, helmed by Mike Costa with art and covers by returning, fan-favorite, artistic dynamo Don Figueroa. This series is the basis for the two new miniseries, creating an unstoppable combination of new TRANSFORMERS comics.

Transformers_Wreckers_Issue1_artSMALLDebuting in December, writer Zander Cannon and artist Chee masterfully create Bumblebee’s story in this four-issue miniseries. TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE spins out of the ongoing series and is a must-read for any fan. TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers is set in space concurrent with the ongoing series. Shedding light on the conflicts outside of Earth, long-time TRANSFORMERScreator Nick Roche masterfully foreshadows upcoming events in the ongoing series, while taking fans on a wild ride.

The TRANSFORMERS will be available in stores in November.

TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE will be available in stores in December.

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers will be available in stores in January.

SDCC 09: New IDW Transformers Comic Series

Transformers Nefarious SDCC 09It’s the San Diego Comic-Con 09 this week, so it would only seem logical for IDW Publishing to spill the beans on what is in store for the future of Transformers comics.

Transformers: Nefarious is a mini-series focusing on a new organization with ‘nefarious’ designs on the Transformers. Continuing on from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, there will also be more on Soundwave and Ravage.

The series is written by Simon Furman with art by Carlos Magno and will be out early next year.

In an interview with IGN, Simon talks about the series being self contained, how they aren’t entirely sure on the number of issues, how the series links into Revenge of the Fallen, and the possibility of Primus or Unicron appearing in the movie-verse.

The Future of IDW Transformers Comics – Whats Coming?

Written by Big Bot on July 12, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: , ,

IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall recently appeared on the radio, and answered some questions about IDW Publishing’s future plans for the Transformers brand. He has also answered some questions in this thread on the IDW forum.

In November, IDW will release Transformers Continuum,which will bring all readers up to speed on IDW’s Transformers comics released so far, which is an idea many fans have recommended for a long time. It isn’t know if this is one issue or a series.

Also be on the look out for the San Diego Comic-Con in 2 weeks, which will have 3 Transformers announcements, 2 of which will come as a big surprise and one that fans feel they already know about. I’ll let you speculate on what these may be.

There will also be some “movie news”, which probably consists of the next movie comic, Tales of the Fallen.

IDW Comic Releases – 08/07/09

Written by Big Bot on July 6, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

Just one release this week from IDW Publishing, with The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots TPB.

The Trade Paperback collects all 5 issues from the series, which started its original run late in 2008. The series, written by Simon Furman with art from Nick Roche, follows on from The Transformers: Devastation, concluding many of the story points from earlier series, as well as leading readers into The Transformers: All Hail Megatron.

Cover art can be found on Chris Ryall’s blog.

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: 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.

IDW Comic Releases – 07/01/09

Written by Big Bot on January 6, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

There’s a good start to the new year from IDW, with 4 comics this week. The only new material is The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #2, Simon Furman’s Dinobot tale, picking up after Transformers: Devastation.
The other 3 titles are TPBs, the first being Transformers: Saga of the Allspark TPB, which collects the four issues released by IDW, which are actually the first 8 issues of Titan’s Transformers UK comic. Next comes 2 reprinted volumes from IDW’s main continuity, The Transformers: Stormbringer TPB [4th Printing] and The Transformers: Escalation TPB [2nd Printing], volumes 2 and 3 respectively.

Covers can be found here.

Free Comic Book Day 2009: IDW Giving Away Transformers: Animated/G.I. Joe Comic

Written by Big Bot on December 11, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: , , ,

Diamond Comic Distributors have announced next years free comic from IDW for Free Comic Book Day 2009. IDW will an offering an combined Transformers Animated and G.I. Joe comic on 2nd May 2009. Here’s the official description:

G.I. Joe and the Transformers kick off IDW’s FCBD09 promotional comic with three great stories.

First up is an 11-page Transformers Animated tale that features a young Optimus Prime in his days at the Autobot Academy.

Next is not one, but two great G.I. Joe stories — a six-page story written by the maestro behind-the-series today, and the second written by the maestro behind the series originally. Secrets are revealed and action abounds.

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