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“Voice of a Generation” charity t-shirt available Tuesday April 3rd at RIPT Apparel – Peter Cullen meets Superman

Peter Cullen charity t-shirt from RIPT Apparel

It's bird, it's a plan, no, it's a TRUCK!!!!!

Now this is something special. Artist Ninjaink is teaming up with good old RIPT Apparel to bring this fantastic parody tee to life, JUST IN TIME FOR BOTCON!  The design is a familiar sight to most comic fans, a powerfully posed suited man ripping open his shirt to reveal… a red truck?  That’s right, not the familiar “S” logo you might be used to but a gleaming red Generation 1 Optimus Prime cab.  And who is brandishing this windowed chest?  None other than the voice behind the legend, Mr. Peter Cullen.

This is an incredibly unique t-shirt design that even has Cullen’s blessing (according to RIPT).  The shirt is only $10 and will be sold Tuesday April 3rd starting at Midnight CST.  On top of that, Ninjaink is donating his artist portion of the sale to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island, and RIPT is following suit by matching that donation.  Sounds like a good cause to me!

If you’re planning to attend Botcon 2012, this might be a shirt you’ll wanna get ahold of.  So far, there is no definite announcement that Cullen will attend the convention, but he hasn’t missed one for a few years.  This might be a great item to get signed by the man himself…

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Transformers Prime is going to be Awesome – here’s why

I know that I am not the only person starting to feel the excitement surrounding the sneak peeks for Transformers Prime that Hasbro has been sprinkling around the net.

While I’ve read some criticism over animation quality, I really must dismiss it all.  To me, the CG looks incredibly fluid and the cinematography appears to be meticulously planned out making for some spectacular scenes.  We are even going to be treated to new epic movie-verse style music and quality voice-acting from our own Peter Cullen and newcomer The Rock!  The storyline does seems a bit abrupt as we now have an entirely new reboot that appears to be loosely based on the movie universe, yet definitely its very own and separate entity.

Transformers Prime Arcee with Jack Darby and Carly?

That chick sure looks a lot like a caucasian Sari!

Personally this feels like a slam dunk, whereas Animated was by far one of the great Transformer stories and series, it was a victim of bad-timing.  Following a massively successful movie that re-spawned interest in the franchise, new young fans were most likely confused by Transformers Animated being so incredibly detached from the movie they just fell in love with.  I exemplify the Star Wars Clone Wars movie and subsequent series:  This was a movie that kids loved and could then follow the post-movie story in a televised episodic saga.  That is what I expected Transformers to do following the movie and apparently the gears were already in motion for Transformers Animated before the live-action film was completed.  Now that Hasbro’s long-term game plan for Transformers appears to be established, we can expect a more holistic and consistent approach to its development.

Transformers Prime will help hold onto the momentum generated from the live-action films due to the stylistic similarities between it and the live-action movies.  Although I feel it would’ve been even more effective if the series was literally stand-alone episodes positioned in between the movies, this story line looks like it will at least keep people interested.  Long-time fans of Transformers have seen reboot after reboot though, so let’s hope that Transformers Prime at least takes that into account and provides a new take on the traditional sense of discovery for the introduction of our beloved bots.

Transformers Prime Starscream

Why so sinister?

For now, check out The Hub’s Youtube channel where they are posting some clips for all of their upcoming shows.