Transformers

Machinima and Hasbro Announce Final Two Chapters of the The Prime Wars Trilogy – Titans Return & Power of the Primes

transformersFollowing the massive worldwide interest in Transformers: Combiner Wars, Machinima, the first Many2Many programming service focused on fandom and gamer culture, and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced today that they will join forces to develop Titans Return and Power of the Primes, the final two installments of the animated Prime Wars trilogy. Since launching the trilogy’s first installment in August 2016, Transformers: Combiner Wars, has garnered more than 122 million global views on a wide variety of platforms, including go90 (United States), SkyQ (U.K.), AMC Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Sohu (China), and YouTube (rest of world).

The first sequel, The Titans Return, will take the action of the series to new “heights,” and feature return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduce a new set of Autobots and Decepticons. Set in the period following the excitement of The Combiner Wars, the depleted forces of Cybertron and a broken Council of Worlds must now face-off against a new threat that is larger than anything that has come before.

Combiner Wars Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Calderon is returning to oversee the development of the final two installments.

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Entertainment Earth’s Transformers Combiner Wars LIOKAISER Video Reviews

transformersEntertainment Earth has a brand new Transformers exclusive – the Platinum Edition Combiner Wars Liokaiser box set. Available for pre-order now, this set includes all six bots that form Liokaiser. They were kind enough to send over an early copy for review, so check out series of video reviews below!

Also if you’re interested in ordering one, there’s a coupon that can be used for purchase of the Liokaiser beginning on 11/11. It’s $20 off, free shipping, and a free Transformers diorama. The coupon code SINGLES must be used.

 







Gallery for Entertainment Earth’s New Combiner Wars LIOKAISER Box Set

transformersEntertainment Earth has a brand new Transformers exclusive – the Platinum Edition Combiner Wars Liokaiser box set. Available for pre-order now, this set includes all six bots that form Liokaiser. They were kind enough to send over an early copy for review, so check out a gallery of pics below!

Also if you’re interested in ordering one, there’s a coupon that can be used for purchase of the Liokaiser beginning on 11/11. It’s $20 off, free shipping, and a free Transformers diorama. The coupon code SINGLES must be used.

Enjoy the pics!

Transformers: Earth Wars Adds Combiners Into Gameplay

transformersHasbro Inc., Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games today released their biggest update yet to the popular real-time combat strategy mobile game TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, bringing fan-favorite Combiners characters Devastator and Superion from the iconic Transformers universe into TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS. Beloved by fans of Hasbro’s “Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy,” the Combiners will be the most visually stunning and powerfully destructive bots on the battlefield.

Not all bots have the power to combine as these super-sized Combiners are robots formed by teams of five or more designated component bots. The landscape of the battlefield will change as players race to build these new characters and leverage their unique powers and abilities. Along with the new characters, the update will introduce new resources, buildings, and the Combiners themselves in a new campaign based on the first chapter in the Prime Wars Trilogy, Combiner Wars.

“Bringing Combiners into the game was a goal throughout development, and we couldn’t be more excited to have achieved this milestone for Transformers fans,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “Combiners bring another level of authenticity to the game and a whole new mission for the player to collect, combine and battle at a new level.”

 TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS launched in June 2016 topping charts and building a player base of six million downloads. Published by Backflip Studios and developed by Space Ape Games, the game breaks new ground for the genre, pairing authentic Transformers storytelling with fast-paced gameplay, beautiful 3D animation and hundreds of characters with diverse strengths and abilities. The game also features notable storytellers and voice actors from the Transformers franchise, including voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron.

 TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS is FREE to download, features in-game purchases, and is available on Android and iOS devices worldwide, except in Mainland China.  Please note that a Wi-Fi connection is required to play.

Check out the trailer below!

Hasbro Introduces HASCON for September 2017

Hascon_w_charactersToday Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and- greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com.

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Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

transformersExperience the enormously popular animated feature The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE like never before! In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE has been meticulously restored and remastered from a spectacular brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film elements. Fans now can immerse themselves in this thrilling animated adventure with stunning picture quality for optimal home entertainment experience.

The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters – the heroic AUTOBOTS, villainous DECEPTICONS and UNICRON, thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker. On September 13, 2016, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, celebrates the 30th anniversary of this iconic movie with three new home entertainment releases. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook (2-Blu-ray™ set + Digital Copy) comes with a highly collectible Steelbook packaging that features striking key art, all-new HD transfer of the movie in widescreen and full frame on 2 Blu-rays™, immersive bonus content including brand-new featurettes, plus a digital copy of the movie. The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray™ set includes all-new HD transfer of the movie in widescreen and full frame, new bonus material and a digital copy of the movie. The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition DVD features the newly remastered movie in widescreen, new bonus material and a digital copy of the movie. Whether reliving the excitement from childhood or discovering this animated feature for the first time, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-own for fans and collectors, and makes the ultimate fan gift!

The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook
Available at Amazon and in stores at select retail locations
Pre-order now here.

The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Two-disc Blu-ray™ set and DVD
Widely available
Pre-order now at: Blu-Ray, DVD

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Hasbro’s Preview Breakfast Shows New Marvel Legends, Transformers

SDCC 2016 logoThis morning kicked off the right way with a balanced breakfast – meaning a breakfast where I got to check out some of the newest toys from Hasbro. Highlights from this morning included the debut of a new Spider-Man legends wave (black costume Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, Jackal!), getting an up close look at the Hasbro SDCC Exclusives and an all new, Entertainment Earth exclusive, Transformers Combiner Wars Liokaiser figure.

Check these, and more, out in the gallery below.

Soundwave Tablet Added To Hasbro’s Slate of SDCC Exclusives

SDCC 2016 logoA bit of a surprise this morning as Kotaku debuted another SDCC exclusive Transformer from Hasbro, a Soundwave with a tablet alt-mode. Similar to the previously Asia exclusive Hasbro/Xiomi Transformer – you can take Soundwave from tablet mode to robot and back.

This SDCC exclusive will be available at the HasbroToyShop booth at the show and, in limited quantities at HasbroToyShop.com after the show. Soundwave has a suggested priced for $39.99.

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Shout! Factory Announces Transformers: The Movie Steelbook

shoutfactory logoAs announced early June, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition this fall 2016. This beloved animated feature is being remastered, and a full-range of bonus content and collectible packaging are currently in production. Now, Shout! Factory further celebrates the 30th Anniversary of this iconic movie with The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook (2-disc Blu-ray™ set + Digital Copy), available at Amazon and in stores at select retail locations on September 13, 2016. Featuring the heroic AUTOBOTS, as they defend their native planet CYBERTRON from the evil DECEPTICONS and UNICRON, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker. Take a first look at the Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook packaging below.

For the ultimate fans and collectors, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook comes with highly collectible Steelbook packaging, 2-Blu-ray set of the newly remastered movie, immersive bonus content including brand-new featurettes, a digital copy of the movie and more. This is a must-own collection to every fan’s library!

Look for details on the bonus content and more from Shout Factory’s SDCC panel.

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Hasbro’s SDCC Exclusive Fortress Maximus with Master Sword Revealed

SDCC 2016 logoRumors are being proved to be true over on the Transformers Facebook page as they’ve shared the first image of the San Diego Comic-con exclusive version of Fortress Maximus with the Master Sword and enhanced deco. This has long been speculated as one of the exclusives (following the trend set by Metroplex and Devastator) but now it’s confirmed.

Gaze lovingly at the picture below and look forward to picking one up at the HasbroToyShop booth at SDCC or at HasbroToyShop.com after the show.

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Hasbro’s G. I. Joe / Transformers SDCC Exclusive Officially Revealed

SDCC 2016 logoHasbro’s first SDCC exclusive has been revealed and it’s the return of the G. I. Joe / Transformers crossover sets. This newest set pits Scarlett and Powerglide against Zartan and Soundwave. Powerglide is a red repaint of the Rattler and Soundwave is a HISS Tank repaint (I _love_ the missles). You can check out the official pictures for this set below and you’ll be able to pick this up at the HasbroToyShop booth at the show and, in limited quantities, from HasbroToyShop.com after.

Shout! Factory Announces New Edition of 1986 Classic “Transformers – The Movie”

shoutfactory logoShout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Hasbro Studios announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring the iconic animated feature,TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S. and Canada. This full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.  The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis.

The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD) and select digital rights to Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE for home entertainment releases in North America. In honor of the 30th anniversary of TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE, this beloved animated feature will be newly remastered and transferred in HD from the original 35mm elements. A full-range of bonus content and collectible packaging are currently in development.  Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition on September 13, 2016.

“The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Hasbro. “TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE played a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”

TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE is a highly sought-after animated feature, boasting a large fan following and consumer interest.  On its 30th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating this film by bringing it to North America on Blu-ray for the first time.  Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO,TRANSFORMERS PRIME, MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS movies and more, this is incredibly exciting and important news for us,” said Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to bringing TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE, featuring all-new HD transfer with stunning packaging and great extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves.”

Action-packed animated feature TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE chronicles the heroic efforts of the AUTOBOTS as they defend their native planet CYBERTRON from the evil DECEPTICONS and UNICRON.

The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour.   Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?

TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joel Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince DiCola.

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Transformers: Earth Wars Now Available on iOS and Android

transformers earth warsHasbro Inc., Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games today released TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, a new real-time combat strategy mobile game featuring the most iconic characters in the Transformers universe. Published by Backflip Studios (DragonVale, SpellFall, Paper Toss) and developed by Space Ape Games (Rival Kingdoms, Samurai Siege), TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS breaks new ground for the genre, pairing authentic Transformers storytelling with fast-paced gameplay, beautiful 3D animation and hundreds of characters with diverse strengths and abilities. The game is available now for free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on Google Play for Android devices.

“The Transformers franchise is one of the most iconic in the world, so it is exciting to include these characters in such a compelling mobile gaming experience,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios. “We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Space Ape Games to launch TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS and think that Transformers fans are going to love teaming up with their favorite Autobots or Decepticons in these highly engaging mobile battles.”

Inspired by Hasbro’s “Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy,” TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS players must choose to fight with Optimus Prime and the Autobots or Megatron and the Decepticons in a battle to decide the fate of planet Earth. Once allegiance has been sworn, gamers assemble a powerful team of playable characters, raid enemy bases for Energon stockpiles, and construct the Space Bridge to add reinforcements from Cybertron, all while playing in real-time against other players around the globe.

The game also features notable storytellers and voice actors from the Transformers franchise, including dialogue written by comic legend Simon Furman and voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron.

“TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS offers players an engaging storyline and incredible gameplay experience,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro.  “The game harnesses the unique strengths and abilities of hundreds of characters from Transformers lore, which really helps it to stand above existing real-time combat strategy games and delivers on the Transformers promise of More than Meets the Eye.”

“With TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, our team was dedicated to making a high quality, hand crafted experience that fans of both mobile games and Transformers will enjoy,” said John Earner, CEO of Space Ape Games. “We’re really excited about the finished product and can’t wait to help grow and support the community around this game. 

TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS is FREE to download and features in-game purchases, and is available worldwide excluding Japan and China on Android and iOS. Please note that a WiFi connection is required to play. Enjoy several screenshots from the game below!

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