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Worlds Collide in “Star Trek VS Transformers” Comic Book Crossover

The starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star Trek vs. Transformers, a four-issue comic book crossover that is more than meets the eye and is inspired by the continuities of two iconic cartoon shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and The Transformers (1984).

Two of the most prolific Transformers and Star Trek comic book writers — John Barber and Mike Johnson — team with artist Philip Murphy and colorist Leonardo Ito to tell the story that fans have demanded for decades. At the edge of Klingon space, the Enterprise​ answers a distress call, discovering a dilithium mine under siege by jets and helicopters of vintage 20th Century design. When a red, flat-nosed truck rolls in to save the day, the no-holds barred Saturday morning mash-up truly begins!

Co-writer Mike Johnson, whose vast Star Trek comic book credits include the acclaimed Countdown and Star Trek / Green Lantern storylines, says, “This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans! John and I are having a blast writing the first meeting of Starfleet and Cybertronians, and Phil is the perfect artist to bring these two franchises together on the page.”

“The funny thing is, even though I’m the Transformers guy on this comic (I’ve written a lot of Transformers comics, after all), I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan, ever since I was a kid,” says John Barber, co-writer and IDW’s newly-minted Editor-in-Chief. “When I was in fifth grade, I remember my teacher joking at the end of the year that maybe someday I’d wind up writing Star Trek… and it’s a thrill to finally get to!”

Philip Murphy, whose IDW credits include The Powerpuff Girls and Star Wars Adventures, says, “This is definitely a dream-come-true project for me. It’s my first time getting to draw Transformers and Star Trek. Not only am I a huge Trek fan, but I was born in the ’80s so I grew up in the golden era of Saturday morning cartoons – and The Transformers was definitely on the top of my list! This comic really means something special to me.”

Chase Marotz, associate editor, says, “Star Trek vs. Transformers is finally giving us the chance to combine two of our most prominent licenses in a style that will delight both fans of the original animated series and new readers. David Mariotte and I are having a great time editing it and we can’t wait until the fans get to see it for themselves.”

For information on how to secure copies of the monthly Star Trek vs. Transformers comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Also, the collected Star Trek vs. Transformers trade paperback is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers.

Kidrobot Megatron & Cobra Commander Vinyl Review

Continuing their post-Toy Fair 2018 coverage, Matthew and Andrea review some goodies they got during the big event. This time, it’s Kidrobot’s 7-inch vinyl figures of Megatron and Cobra Commander, based on IDW Comic’s “Transformers VS GI Joe” comic series by Tom Scioli and John Barber. Matthew is a huge fan of the limited series, and Andrea is about to dive into it but has been a lifelong Transformers lover, so they were very excited to dig into these vinyls! Are these worth picking up to add to your collection? Find out in this review!

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All-New, All-’80s Bumblebee Graphic Novel Coming From IDW Publishing This Fall

IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce that in 2018 Bumblebee from the TRANSFORMERS franchise will star in his very own original graphic novel! The perfect jumping on point for the next generation of TRANSFORMERS fans, Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare gives readers the opportunity to join in the fan-favorite character’s adventures. Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest or the tallest Autobot, but Bumblebee is up to the task!

When his best friend is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the mission—and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as Bumblebee and a new human friend infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It’s an exciting new, action-packed ’80s adventure! X-Men ’92 co-writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims along with artist Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Windblade) have crafted a nostalgia-tinged, yet equally fresh standalone story.

“The exciting thing about this book is that it really hits all the highs of TRANSFORMERS for fans new and old,” said IDW Associate Editor, David Mariotte. “It has action, adventure, racing and robots, but it also has a lot of heart and humor that comes through in this simultaneously retro and very modern package.”

“This story is just a ton of fun,” said Michael Kelly, head of publishing at Hasbro. “Bumblebee is the ultimate underdog, and everyone loves an underdog. IDW has done a fantastic job bringing this iconic character to life for a new generation of fans.”

This new OGN will be available in comic shops and book stores September 11, 2018 for $9.99. It is available for pre-order now using ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1.

Tom Scioli’s Acclaimed Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Series Gets Deluxe Package

The fan-favorite mashup of toy box essentials, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE were given a unique, critically acclaimed comic book series published by IDW that took readers by surprise. In a series unlike anything that had come before it, Tom Scioli’s unique storytelling brought the elaborate settings and battles of childhood imaginations to the comic page. Now, at last, the complete series is available in a deluxe hardcover collection; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection.

Heavily influenced by the “king of comics,” Jack Kirby, Scoili’s sense of design and aesthetic along with Transformers veteran co-writer John Barber won over critics and fans alike; with CBR calling it “Truly unlike anything else on stands right now, Barber and Scioli have made Transformers vs. G.I. Joe one of the most fascinating books on shelves today.”

Collecting all 13 issues of the maxi-series along with the debut #0 issue appearing on Free Comic Book Day 2015, plus the bonkers Transformers vs. G.I. Joe The Movie Adaptation, this hardcover collection has it all. Back matter includes page-by-page commentary by Scoili and Barber for each issue, along with a complete cover gallery!

“It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked,” says Scioli. “There’s blood on those pages. I gave everything I had to give. Go from T.H.E. P.I.T. to Cybertron and back again. Read the comic that inspired the movie! I’m already nostalgic for it and you will be, too!”

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection is available now using ISBN: 978-1631408601.

“Tom Scioli is a master in visual storytelling and it’s never been more apparent here.” – Multiversity Comics

“It’s one of those comics that overwhelms with the sheer creative energy on the page” – The A.V. Club

“Whether you’re a Transformers fan, a G.I. Joe fan, or just a fan of retro goodness, this is one for you.” –Comic Book Therapy

“If you asked me to pick my favorite comics of the year, there’s not even a question about it: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe would be at the top of the list.” – Comics Alliance

Ramjet Flys Into “Transformers: Forged to Fight!” Game

Kabam continues to expand its roster for Transformers: Forged to Fight as today, Ramjet – one of Starscream’s most unpredictable Seekers – enters the game today!

Faction: Decepticons | Class: Demolitions

One of Starscream’s most unpredictable Seekers, Ramjet takes hardheadedness to new extremes by smashing into any foes, and sometimes friends, that cross his flight path.

STATS AND ABILITIES:

2-Star:

Health: 1854

Attack: 147

Max Rating: 554

3-Star:

Health: 4553

Attack: 309

Max Rating: 1300

4-Star:

Health: 11834

Attack: 802

Max Rating: 3436

SIGNATURE ABILITY

Momentum

Ramjet builds momentum after ramming opponents.

· Ramjet has a 50% chance to gain a permanent Special Bonus Buff that increases Special Attack Damage by 2~10% each. The chance to gain the Buff increases by 3% for each Special Bonus Buff already on him. [Max 10 Buffs]

SPECIAL ATTACKS:

Special 1 – Missile Volley

Ramjet unleashes a barrage of rockets from his chest.

· 40~60% Chance per hit to inflict up to four Burns that deal 20~35% attack as heat damage over 5 seconds.

Special 2 – Rocket Blaster

A blast of heat followed by a sudden impact is guaranteed to leave an opponent dizzy.

· 80~100% Chance per hit to inflict Burn, dealing 40~60% attack as heat damage over 4 seconds.

· 72~80% Chance to cause Stun for 3 seconds.

Special 3 – Dive Bomb

You can run but you cannot hide from Ramjet’s reckless abandon.

· 80~100% chance to stun the opponent for 2 seconds.

· 100% chance to inflict a 25% Resistance Down for 30 seconds.

Decepticon Starscream Joins ‘Transformers: Forged to Fight’

Today, Megatron’s second in command Starscream has officially joined the fight in Kabam’s Transformers: Forged to Fight!

Faction: Decepticons | Class: Tactician

Don’t turn your back on Megatron’s notoriously less than loyal Decepticon Air Commander. His lust for power through betrayal earns him scorn, ridicule, and the odd laser blast from Megatron, yet his legendary resilience always prevails. He dreams that one day he will be called Lord. Lord Starscream.

Signature Ability
Nullify All Hope
Starscream’s cunning is without limits, eventually he will find a way to nullify any advantage an opponent has.
· Starscream’s Null Ray has a 30%~70% chance to Nullify any type of Buff. This does not affect Buffs from Modules, Masteries, or Boosts.

Special Attacks:
Special Attack 1 – Air Superiority Complex
A sycophant’s vengeance at last.
· 80% Chance to increases Ranged Damage by 45~65% and Projectile Speed for 8 seconds.

Special Attack 2 – Cunning Treachery
He’s got you now!
· 72~85% Chance to cause a 50~70% Armor Break for 7 seconds.

Special Attack 3 – Null-Ray to Oblivion
Conquest is made of the ashes of one’s enemies.
· Nullifies all Buffs from the opponent.

Synergy Bonuses:
· Starscream’s Seekers – Ramjet
o +5~15% Damage and 10~50% Armor Piercing for all Decepticon Ranged Attacks.
· Sky Assault – Windblade, Waspinator
o +7~25% Anti-Evade

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, Transformers fans and gamers everywhere can build a team of Transformers characters and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history, including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. Players explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield while assembling a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements.

Decepticon Shockwave Joins ‘Transformers: Forged to Fight’

Decepticon Shockwave has joined the mobile game, Transformers: Forged to Fight!

Truly one of the most feared and powerful of all the Decepticons, Shockwave’s existence is driven solely by one thing – logic. Void of emotion, but teeming with strength and intelligence, he seeks only to advance circumstances to their logical conclusion…however grim that may be.

SIGNATURE ABILITY
Undo: Shockwave activates his Undo ability when filling a bar of Power. When Undo expires, he instantly Repairs any damage he took in the last few seconds.

When Filling a Power Bar
§ Shockwave has 15~35% chance to activate his Undo ability for each full Power Bar. When Undo expires, he instantly Repairs any damage he took in the last 4 seconds.

SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special 1: Shockblast: Inflicts Shock damage for 29~44% of Attack per Energy Charge over 4 seconds.

Special 2: Laser Sweep: Generates 3 Energy Charges, each lasting 8 seconds. 60~100% chance to inflict Repair Block, preventing the target from recovering Health for 4 seconds.

Special 3: Little Friend
§ Generates 5 Energy Charges, each lasting 8 seconds.
§ 100% chance to inflict Repair Block, preventing the target from recovering Health for 7~11 seconds.
§ Inflicts Shock damage for 33~50% of Attack per Energy Charge over 4 seconds.

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, Transformers fans and gamers everywhere can build a team of Transformers characters and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history , including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. Players explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield while assembling a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements.

Download Transformers: Forged to Fight Today: http://www.bit.ly/PlayTransformersFTF

Autobot HOT ROD Join ‘Transformers: Forged to Fight’

AUTOBOT HOT ROD has joined the fight! Long undercover on Earth with his brother in arms, Bumblebee, Hot Rod is a powerful and agile warrior with a unique Time Bubble Cannon that definitely packs a serious punch!

SIGNATURE ABILITY – ACCELERATION
§ Special Attacks: Overclocks Hot Rod’s engines, increasing his Power Flow on attacks by 60~120% for 7 seconds. Additionally, while Acceleration is active, Hot Rod has a 30% chance to Evade Ranged Attacks.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special 1 – Punishing Pirouette: A flurry of aerial kicks to knockdown the opponent.

Special 2 – Time Tampering: Series of acrobatic kicks that ends with a taste of the Time Bubble Gun.
§ A powerful blast from his Time Gun inflicts Deceleration for 9 seconds.
Special 3 – Time Bubble Blast
A temporal coup de grâce. Hot Rod’s uses the most powerful setting on his Time Gun, inflicting Deceleration for 20 seconds.

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, Transformers fans and gamers everywhere can build a team of Transformers characters and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history , including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. Players explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield while assembling a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements.

Hasbro Reveals Transformers x Primitive Skateboarding SDCC 2017 Exclusive

Hasbro just revealed another one of their San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusive products—the TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure!

Transformers worked with Primitive Skateboarding, the company founded by legendary skateboarder Paul Rodriquez, to roll out this special edition item. The Transformers Primitive Optimus Prime figure was co-designed by Paul and features Primitive Skate’s classic black and gold colors for a more sophisticated and on-brand look. The figure is even placed in a Primitive Skate-inspired packaging that looks like a “skate shoe” box featuring grip-tape inspired texture!

TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Before OPTIMUS PRIME was blasting DECEPTICONS in battle, he was greasing the wheels of his skateboard with fellow skater, SHREDDICUS MAXIMUS. Shredding rad gnar on the boardwalks of the Senti Rust Pier, they up their street cred while nailing down their signature trick, the Null-Ray-Ray, annihilating the competition into mere grime… Now get ready for the gnarliest TRANSFORMERS stunt of the 21st century… TRANSFORMERS has worked with Primitive Skateboarding, the company founded by legendary skateboarder, Paul Rodriguez, to roll out this special edition TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure convention exclusive. Co-designed by Paul, the figure features Primitive Skate’s classic black and gold colors for a more sophisticated and on-brand look. To up the skateboarding theme, the figure is placed in premium Primitive Skate-inspired packaging that mimics a “skate shoe” box featuring grip-tape inspired texture. As the ultimate twist, the pack features rail, ramp and hover board accessories! The pack includes a LEADER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME figure, a TITAN MASTER SHREDDICUS MAXIMUS figure and eight accessories. Converts from robot to tractor trailer in 23 steps and from tractor trailer to battle station in 10 steps. The TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro Reveals ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ SDCC 2017 Exclusive

Hasbro just revealed one of their biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusive products—the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT VOYAGER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME Figure!

Following the exciting Transformers: The Last Knight movie release on June 21, fans will have the opportunity to take home a piece of the film with this Voyager Class Optimus Prime figure which will be available for purchase exclusively at Booth #3329 at SDCC 2017. The figure, which converts to Western Star truck mode based on Transformers: The Last Knight, features movie inspired detailing and collectible packaging. It also comes with a free gift with purchase: an authentic piece of truck tire used in the film with a certificate of authenticity from Western Star!

Check out the images below:

Here is the official info from Hasbro, as well as how to purchase it after the con:

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT VOYAGER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME Figure
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
OPTIMUS PRIME never tires in his fight for freedom. With strength and courage to spare, he treads fearlessly into battle. Fans can roll out in premium style with this special edition TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT PREMIER EDITION VOYAGER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME Figure convention exclusive. Convert the OPTIMUS PRIME figure to WESTERN STAR truck mode, based on the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT film. The OPTIMUS PRIME figure features movie inspired detailing with a glossy automotive-like finish and comes in collectible display-style packaging! Also includes a sword and shield accessory. Fans can even take home memorabilia from the movie set — fans will receive a free gift with purchase: an authentic piece of truck tire used in the film accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from WESTERN STAR. Gift with purchase quantities are limited; available while supplies last. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT VOYAGER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME Figure will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number of figures will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.