In 1986, a promotional mailer was sent out to Transformers fans for the animated theatrical movie. This mailer included a mini-poster, artwork and even the opportunity to order figures! Check out my scans and info about this artifact.
In 1986, the first theatrical Transformers movie was released. Leading up to it there were different types of promotions including a pamphlet/order form that you could get through the mail by sending in an order form, a ticket stub from the film and $1 USD. Of course, Hasbro wanted to promote the toys too, so the order form also allowed you to mail order special "Movie Editions" of Optimus Prime and Megatron, the S.T.A.R.S.
Paul Eiding is best known to "Transformers" fans as the voice of Autobot scientist Perceptor but his filmography stretches across five decades including shows like "Fantastic Max", "The Pirates of Darkwater", "Trapper John, M.D." and "Ben 10". Gamers will know him as Colonel Campbell in "Metal Gear" or the Vault-Tec Rep in "Fallout 4".
This is the first part of an interview that went much longer than we originally anticipated so it has been broken into two parts. I thank Paul for being so generous with his time and his deep enthusiasm during this conversation. Enjoy!
The Sunbow Marvel Archive is a fantastic fan run site "Dedicated to the preservation and showcase of scripts, storyboards and other production material from Sunbow Productions, Marvel Productions and their co-production partners.". They recently added a ton of material to their page in "Volume 5" and "Volume 6" updates. Here's the list of what they've added:
Kup is a veteran of countless battles and has lived to tell the tale, and tell it he will! Kup loves sharing war stories much to the delight of the Dinobots. Check out my review and gallery of Studio Series Kup!
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 is being held this year starting July 21st so reveals have begun for the popular event. Today's reveal is by Funko: a Jumbo Sized Unicron! Revealed via Instagram, this figure shows off the planet eating Transformer in all his G1-inspired glory! No word yet on how to get one's hands on the figure but for now you can admire the pic below:
After an initial leak, Takara Tomy Mall has posted the official listing for Masterpiece Skyfire! This piece is priced at a whopping 35,000 Yen (about $296 USD) and due for release in late January 2023. Check out the product info and images below as translated via