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WTFMarvel? – Simon Furman & Jose Delbo’s Brute Force Returns!

Comic Book Resources just dropped the news that an upcoming Deadpool special will feature the little-know Marvel characters Brute Force! Why am I posting this on a Transformers site? Because Brute Force, a book that got a whopping four issues out of its initial 4-issue limited series, a toy comic with no actual toy to …

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WTFHasbro? – Knights of Unicron Set Is Most 80s Thing Ever

What’s the most 80s thing you can imagine? If you said Transformers dressed up as a glam metal band, Hasbro is right there with you. According to ETOnline (for some reason), Hasbro’s big Transformers San Diego Comic-Con set is called Knights of Cybertron, and it features Optimus Prime, Megatron, Jazz, and Soundwave (all based on …

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WTFTakaraTomy? – A Transformers/Evangelion Crossover For Some Reason

TakaraTomy has strange ideas for Transformers. While Hasbro is putting together award-winning TV shows and working with Hollywood studios, TakaraTomy is…making toy sneakers and caps that turn into Optimus Prime. And sometimes they do strange, inexplicable crossovers, like toys that change from iconic Transformers vehicle modes into Disney characters. And then there’s this: Crossing Transformers …

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Michael Bay Catches Up To 10 Years Ago, Realizes Linkin Park Is Over

Finally catching up to the rest of Adult America, Michael Bay has grown out of his Linkin Park phase and brought in Imagine Dragons for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It’s also reported that Skrillix will be helping out with the SFX for the new film. Barring the video getting copyright-smacked, you can hear the new …

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Review: More than Meets the Eye 29 – Story Hooks

Over one year ago I attended a writing class and one of the lecturers brought up the term “story hook”; something, a mystery or an unanswered question that keeps us readers invested in the story and compels us to keep turning the page to see what happens next. With Roberts’ choice to have storylines from …

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Review: More than Meets the Eye #28 – The one with Megatron on the cover (Spoilers!)

This issue comes out on the 30th of April, which is close enough to my birthday (one day, but who’s counting) that I consider it an early birthday present…And it is quite the present! When I first held an issue of this comic in my hands it was the characters that made me fall in …

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Review: Windblade #1

It was kind of a given that I’d like Windblade #1. With Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone making it the first Transformers comic outside of fanzines and message boards with an all-female creative team, with it introducing a new female Transformer who’s not only pushing IDW to diversify their cast but pushing Hasbro to diversify their toyline as …

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Transformers Dark Cybertron Review: Closing the Book [Spoilers below cut]

Today marks the end of Dark Cybertron, the first real big event in Transformers comics, spanning many months and 12 issues, including both Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. One of my esteemed colleagues on this website has already chimed in with his thoughts on this crossover event and he did not …

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Dark Cybertron: Death of a Hero: Is It Over Yet?

If I went back in time 20 years to tell my young self that in the future Transformers comics would still be around and that my  young self’s favorite character Shockwave would be conquering the entire universe with mad science in in a multiple ongoing  Transformers comic book Event, well little me would be very …

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Are You Ready for Toy Fair 2014?

It’s that time of year again – no, not Valentine’s Day, it’s Toy Fair! This weekend is going to be a non-stop deluge of new toy news, so to make sure you’re on top of it here are a few of the best people to follow and places to check: Twitter feeds: Ben Yee at …

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