Archive - Jul 2009

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IDW Publishing Spotlight #7 Kup Reviewed

Trapped on an alien world, the legendary Autobot Kup is under constant assault by unknown creatures that only come at night. This nightmare scenario is reality in "Spotlight Kup". You can read my review of this issue in the IDW section.

Transformers Timelines "Shattered Glass" Rodimus Reviewed

While Rodimus is an enthusiastic young warrior in the Autobot army, his alternate universe counterpart is not quite as happy go lucky. In the "Shattered Glass" universe, Rodimus is a twisted warrior serving Optimus Prime's Seeker squad. You can now read my review of this alternate universe warrior.

Revenge of the Fallen Rollbar Reviewed

What woudl you disguise yourself as if you wanted to be a super inconspicuous robot in disguise? How about a delivery truck? That's the vehicle mode of this Autobot from the "Revenge of the Fallen" toy line. Check out my review of Revenge of the Fallen Rollbar.

IDW Announces New Transformers Series

This week IDW Publishing announced three new Transformers based titles including an ongoing Transformers title! The ongoing title will be helmed by Mike Costa. This is the first Transformers ongoing title in years! In December, writer Zander Cannon and artist Chee bring on a mini-series based on Bumblebee, a spin-off of the ongoing series. The third title "Last Stand of the Wreckers" follows the adventures of Springer, Kup and company running concurrently with the ongoing series. "Wreckers" will be available in January and will be helmed by Nick Roche.

July 28th

Transformers Timelines section restored with new review!

Another section from the old BWTF is back! This time I've restored the "Timelines" section. "Timelines" is a special line of Transformers figures dedicated to stories generally told outside the flow of normal continuity. These figures are exclusive to Botcon and the Transformers Collectors Club. To commemorate this re-opening I have also included a new review! So check out the Timelines section for an index of reviews and the newest addition: Shattered Glass Grimlock!

July 24th

Botcon 2009 Exclusive Leozak up for auction

Did you miss out on this year's Botcon exclusive Leozak figure? Well now is your chance to own this redeco of Energon Starscream in a fantastic color scheme based on the Japanese exclusive G1 figure! This exclusive was only available to those who attended the convention. You can bid on the item on my ebay auction today!

New round of accounts activated

If you've been waiting for your account to be activated, try it now! Over a dozen new users have signed on and you should all be able to log in and participate in board discussions and leave comments on my news stories.

July 23rd

Catch up review - Spotlight Mirage

What happens if an Autobot switches sides? Could it spell total disaster for the Autobot forces? Spotlight Mirage explores this question when everything is indeed more than meets the eye. Read my review of Spotlight Mirage to see what I thought of this entry into the IDW Universe.

July 22nd

Unicron no, Mini-Cons yes for Transformers 3?

Online magazine IGN recently interviewed "Transformers" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who shared his thoughts on topics including the controversy surrounding Skids and Mudflap and what characters he would like to see in the upcoming film. Surprisingly, he mentions Mini-Cons saying "I love the Mini-Cons actually - I think they're very cool. I love the lore - every time we approach one of these movies, we go back and read everything we can about it". He also discusses the daunting nature of using a character such as Unicron.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro makes a splash with a special edition and high demand

While sales of most of its vehicles are struggling, auto maker General Motors has seen success with its new Chevrolet Camaro, due in no small part to its appearance as Bumblebee's alternate form in both Transformers films. In reaction to this, GM is now selling the Camaro with an official Transformers "add on package" that includes details such as the Transformers logo and Autobot symbol on the car. According to Edmunds, "The package can be ordered now, on the LT or SS models in Rally Yellow, and costs $995.".