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MP27 is Laserwave or Shockwave – God hath smiled upon thee this day

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Praise be, praise be.

In a stunning turn of events, it appears today we have been given concrete proof that there is a God. For some strange reason, the only news outlets reporting this momentous and unexpected revelation are Transformers Fan websites.

More on this story at a 11.  Back to you Roddy.

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Real-life dinobots t-shirt coming from RIPT tomorrow – The Land Before Prime

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Historic prehistoric Transformers t-shirt design

Nard alert!  Tomorrow’s t-shirt design from RIPT Apparel will feature some rather strangely colored jurassic creatures.  You might find this image relevant to your interests.  If you do, pick it up this retro shirt at RIPT Apparel on Saturday April 19th, 2013!

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Fall of Cybertron combining Bruticus – the iron fist of Hasbro silences the land

Fall of Cybertron Bruticus on screen

"And our prayers were answered by fists of steel and rain of blood..."

Today was a day where the mighty returned and the weak were silenced. Today was a day where wrongs were made right and a solidarity that has been fragmented for years was made whole again. Today was the day that the true king to the throne returned and that king is a company named Hasbro.

Let’s get a bit more realistic now and explain what happened this week in Transformerland. This year (it’s only been one month long so far!) has been one of the most insane years to be a Transformer fan since the movies started in 2005. Let us list the notable events, shall we?

  • We’ve already weathered through the madness of registering for Botcon
  • Tolerated Funpub’s dismal track record with a webstore they’ve only had, well, about 5 years to perfect
  • Discovered rather shockingly that Transformers Prime contains a rather large multitude of toys that we were kept very successfully in the dark about (jolly show, Hasbro secret service, jolly show)
  • Discovered even more shockingly that all the fabulous, and expectantly readily available First Edition Prime toys were to become exceedingly desirable and hard to find, especially in the USA
  • SDCC will featured another GI JOE / Transformers crossover, this time with a Shockwave-styled Hiss Tank

It’s already been a topsy-turvy year and without going into begrudging detail about the Transformers Prime toy fiasco, let’s just set the stage to a world where everyone is feeling a bit frustrated and disappointed. Put yourself on that stage, and then feel yourself get nailed by a giant cream pie of surprise. Hasbro just knocked everyone’s socks off with the announcement of a figure no one dared dream would become a reality – a fully formed gestalt figure the way it was meant to be done. Five (supposedly) deluxe individually transforming figures that include minimal extra parts or internal connections. There is not a ton of data other than what was discovered in the latest issue of Game Informer, but it’s enough to drop any current transfan to their Primus worshiping knees.

Fall of Cybertron Bruticus revealed

Bruticus! Bruticus! Bruticus!

Beyond the excitement, what does this all mean? Well I couldn’t call myself a Collecticon if I didn’t figure this shit out for you so here goes.

– Some say that these 5 figures are what remains of the supposed 8 figure count for the Fall of Cybertron line, as reported at the UK Toyfair. While possible, to me this seems unlikely due to a weighted consistency of Decepticons amongst the ranks. We are likely to see Grimlock, maybe Jetfire, Ironhide or Ratchet, and with any luck, some seekers. They didn’t just re-design Megatron for nothing, either.

– Another question is whether these will be sold individually or as a large set. The answer? Who fucking cares. You’re going to buy them so move on.

– Is this really happening? After what feels like a prison riot full of 3rd party companies doing “everything that Hasbro won’t”, did the giant just stir in its sleep? It sure seems like it to me. Like always, Hasbro follows through but not in the 3 day timeframe that the Transfan manbabies decree. Enjoy your shoddy-plastic 3rd party Devastators boys, they will all be made obsolete soon. And that, my fellow Collecticons, is a fact.

Fall of Cybertron Bruticus from the trailer

Bruticus says: Don't fuck with hasbro

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Dubstep – Music for Transformers, by Transformers?

So I always seem to be late to the game, but holy crap! Now I know what this dubstep stuff ‘the kids’ are all into is about. It’s not just noise and quick cuts, this is simply music taken from another world, namely Cybertron!

Listen to the Skrillex track above and just try to tell me this is not the creation of Soundwave and his minions after a night of energon binging. Seriously, did Skrillex break into Michael Bay’s sound guy’s studio and take all the sweet sounds they used to bring the Transformers movies to life? I am going to put my money on that.

So bravo, I’m glad to see a new musical phenom that I can really get behind. Break it all apart! Dubstep or die, Decepticons!

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MP10 is an enlarged Hybrid Convoy

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Just like to you told you fuckers

You still crying now, you stupid sacs of lard?

Seibertron has posted the first images of MP10 and they are glorious. Say… don’t you remember someone suggesting that it would look like the Hybrid G1 Convoy? No? Well cat’s outta the bag, it was me!

MP10 and Hybrid Style Convoy

Separated at birth? You bet your ass they were!

It was clear that the Hybrid Style Convoy was superior to the original MP-01 mold as soon as I got it, but it was just so gall darn tiny!  Now we are seeing the culmination of years upon years of Transformers engineering and we do indeed have the ultimate Optimus Prime toy.  I applaud you TakaraTomy and Hasbro. Well done.  Hats off.  It’s a shame you have such fickle petty “fans.”  Have faith in these companies, they are unparalleled in their respective fields.

Transformers MP10 convoy semi

Dat alt-mode!!

By the way, I only count ONE grill!!!! Finally!!! edit: nevermind, there are still two grills. DAMMIT!

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Real-life transforming mercedes bus – picnictron

Real-life Transforming Mercedes bus

They brought some Grey Poupon

Check out dornob.com for a write-up about a man-made transforming vehicle.

This vehicle is kind of permanently transformed, however, since it is now a piece of landscape architecture created by Kevin VanBraak

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Chicago is BURNING!!! Transformers 3 teaser trailer hits the Super Bowl with a bang

Transformers 3 dark of the moon decepticon warships attack chicago

Oh dear God it's more beautiful than I could've ever imagined!

Chicagoans aren’t the only ones upset with the race for our next mayor, the Decepticons are taking matters into their own hands this Summer! That’s right folks, the latest teaser trailer for Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon has hit the web! Check it out in High Def at michaelbay.com.

Just like with Revenge of the Fallen’s initial trailer, it was revealed in the form of a 30-second Superbowl advertisement and it did NOT disappoint!  We were treated to a lush canvas of beautiful Chicago being completely DESTROYED by what appears to be a very significant invasion by Decepticon forces, expected to be lead by Shockwave himself.  This stuff is just MEAN!!  The HANCOCK BUILDING IS ON FIRE!!!  Many Chicago landmarks are plainly visible and will most likely be called out by name.  Check out the video below with annotations enabled to get a good feel for which areas of the city are featured in the quick 30-second snippit.

Some of the more notable details from the trailer are as follows:

– Optimus Prime retains what appears to be Jetfire’s corpse parts, and then immediately disposed of them after hitting the ground.

Transformers 3 dark of the moon Optimus flies in

Ye' olde Jetpack!

– Repurposed Decepticon frames will be showing up again, most likely as cannon fodder including Brawl, Blackout / Grindor, Long Haul and BARRICADE!.

– A bird-like Decepticon appears, who is most definitely one of Soundwave’s minions and it can be inferred that this create is LASERBEAK!

Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Laserbeak buzzsaw bird

Laserbeak, report!

– A half-dozen Decepticon warships are hovering around Chicago with a multitude of smaller flying attackers. It is not clear whether these are actual Transformers or separate vehicles driven by Transformers inside.

Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon bumblebee near Chicago Wrigley building

Bumblebee just wants to see that silly river turn green.

All in all, I CANNOT wait to see Chicago get blown to bits on the big screen in Imax! I will be there opening night for sure! Get your tickets while you can!!!

Transformers 3 burning Chicago skyline hancock building

See Chicago, this is what happens to your skyline if you don't pay your taxes!

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Botcon 2011 set is made up of Animated Stunticons!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST SET EVER!

Check it all out at Botcon’s recently re-launched web page.

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Blue Christmas – Rumble is revealed to NOT be red!

Hasbro Demolition Rumble from Reveal the Shield is BLUE!

Hey everybody, eat $#¡@!!!!!!

Dear Hasbro,

We appreciate your inconsistencies, especially when they fight for the side of good and light.  Choosing to paint Rumble as a blue robot is a swashbuckling victory for the side of justice and order.  Thanks once again for a happy new year.

Sincerely,

Team Awesome.

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TakaraTomy 2010 Universal Dominator Unicron video review

I’m once again sorry it took so long but this is probably my choice for figure of the year. I love Unicron and although I still pine for a true G1 unicron, this is probably as close as we will ever get. Simply marvelous and awesome.