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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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.

Couple of Simon Furman Blog Updates

Written by Big Bot on July 20, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

Writer Simon Furman has been back on the blogging, with news of his appearances at the San Diego Comic-Con this coming weekend and for his next Transformers comic, All Hail Megatron #13, due out this week.

Here’s Simon’s schedule for SDCC 09, so bringing along your books and other merchandise to get them signed.

Friday 24th: may or may not make it along to the IDW panel at noon. News of my new TF series should already have broken by then, so I’ll be around (though maybe on the sidelines) to answer any (well, within reason) questions.
Sat 25th: 3-4PM at the DC/Wildstorm stand, then 4-5PM at the DK booth (2913-G in the Lucasfilm Pavilion). I may have to run to be there on time!!
Sun 26th: 10-11AM at the IDW stand, where I’ll be available to sign copies of All Hail Megatron #13 (and whatever else), then 2-3PM at the DK booth (Transformers: The Movie Universe, TF Ultimate Guide et al).
That’s it for the moment. Keep an eye out for more updates, right here, over the next week!

The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13 is the start of 4 issues that contain 2x 11 page stories per issue. Simon’s story contains art from Don Figueroa, and features Optimus Prime and Ironhide.

If you’re going along to Auto Assembly 2009 next month in the UK, look out for the exclusive cover for AHM #13.

Transformers: Art of the Movies Still On Its Way?

With all the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen news, you may have over looked the fact that one piece of merchandise has disappeared off the radar. Transformers: The Art of the Movies, from Simon Furman, was due to feature lots of nice pieces of art from the 2 movies, but has not been seen since it’s original release date was 19th June, but it’s almost 2 weeks later with no news from the publisher Titan Books.

The live action “Transformers” movie finally hit the big screen in 2007, and proved to be well worth the wait: a critical and commercial smash hit, it grossed over $700 million worldwide, and amazed audiences with its jaw-dropping special effects. June 2009 sees the release of an even bigger sequel: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”. But how did Director Michael Bay and his team pull it off, and make audiences believe these giant alien robots were real? Beginning with a concise history of “Transformers”, from toy to movie franchise, the book looks in depth at the making of both movies, with exclusive interviews and over 200 stunning images. Packed with previously unpublished concept and design art, this is a must for all fans!

Simon Furman has responded to a question on his blog stating that it is awaiting approval. We assume most likely at the hands of Hasbro.

Guido Guidi Pencils for Transformers: Generations 2009 Vol. 3

Written by Big Bot on June 29, 2009 | Comics,News | Tags: ,

As we reported yesterday, Simon Furman is writing the concluding script for the comic strip in Transformers Generations 2009 Vol. 3 with Guido Guidi contributing to the artwork. Now Guido has uploaded a piece of art onto his DeviantArt page.

The panel features Ironhide and Mirage, with a teaser from Guido:

The comic will follow events set in the 2 previous TF Henkei installments… but with a Furman’s twist

Simon Furman on Transformers: Generations 2009 Volume 3

Written by Big Bot on June 28, 2009 | Comics,News | Tags:

After years on working on Transformers books in the UK and USA, Simon Furman has now turned his attention to Japan. He has contributed a 2 page comic strip to Million Publishing’s latest book, Transformers Generations 2009 Volume 3, which is out in Japan later this year, ISBN 978-4-8130-2105-6. Art is done by Guido Guidi.

The good news is that Simon will be providing a copy of his original English script, so there will be no need to translate the Japanese text, which will have already have been translated from this English script.

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.

Simon to the Max

Written by Big Bot on December 10, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

Today sees the release of Simon Furman’s new series, Maximum Dinobots #1 and to “celebrate”, he has posted his usual thoughts on the issue, which include some spoilers on which characters are returning for the issue.

Maximum Dinobots picks up after Transformers: Devastation, and is drawn by Nick Roche, with colours from Josh Burcham.

End of Year Simon Furman Q & A

Written by Big Bot on December 7, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Simon Furman has taken the time to answer 20 questions put to him by fans. You’ll find discussion about revelation, Expansion and All Hail Megatron, what’s going on with The Thirteen and Beast Wars, and his general thoughts on Transformers and working for IDW.

The first 15 are readable on the IDW forums, with the remaining 5 on his blog.

Titan’s Animated comic #1 out Today

Written by Big Bot on October 23, 2008 | Animated,Comics,News,Titan | Tags: , ,

Titan Magazine’s first Transformers: Animated comic is out today, exclusively in the UK. The issue contains an 11-page story titled “Burnout”, and introducing a brand new character in the Animated universe, Sideswipe. The issue is written by Simon Furman, who has also commented on the release on his blog, with art drawn by John McCrea, and colour by Kat Nicholson.

There’s also the usual puzzles, competitions, letters and free gift.

Maximum Dinobots #3 Script (W)rap

After completing the script for The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #3, Simon Furman has provided some information on the issue, which is due to be release in February 2009. The blog post has some spoilers, so only read if you’re likely to forget what happens before next year.

Art is by Nick Roche with colours by Josh Burcham and issue #1 is currently looking beautiful!

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