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Preview: Transformers: Lost Light #9

Transformers: Lost Light #9

James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

All sides converge on Troja Major as the race to unlock the secrets of a unique Cybertronian reaches its desperate, violent conclusion. As old secrets are revealed, Nautica must pay the ultimate price—by resorting to the ultimate currency.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers HASCON 2017 Exclusive Reveals. Dinobots! Prime Master! Orion Pax!

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES MICRONUS PRIME MASTER

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $5.99/Available Fall 2017)

The TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES MICRONUS PRIME MASTER figure is a 1.5-inch-scale figure that hides inside the included CLOUDBURST decoy armor (aka Pretender). The Prime Master robot can convert into spark mode and attach to a Power of the Primes Deluxe, Voyager, or Leader Class figure (Not included. each sold separately). The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. The MICRONUS Prime Master gives other bots the ability to link and share powers. How will the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use this power-link ability? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEADER EVOLUTION OPTIMUS PRIME

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available Spring 2018)

AUTOBOTS unite around Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEADER EVOLUTION OPTIMUS PRIME figure. This 9-inch-scale figure comes with a Matrix of Leadership accessory and converting Evolution Armor.  Change the trailer into the Evolution Armor to evolve this figure from ORION PAX OPTIMUS PRIME. With the Prime Masters (Not included. Each sold separately), imagine AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS can wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER CLASS GRIMLOCK

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available Fall 2017)

The leader of the DINOBOTS returns with Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER CLASS GRIMLOCK figure. This is a 7-inch-scale figure that comes with 2 Prime Armor accessories. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into one of the accessories, attach it to the figure, and imagine GRIMLOCK wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the godlike powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty DINOBOT leader GRIMLOCK wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed!  Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUDGE

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

The TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUDGE is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SLUDGE wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty DINOBOT warrior wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SNARL

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

There’s no need to snarl at the new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SNARL figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. Each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SNARL wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the surly DINOBOT SNARL wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SWOOP

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

Fans can soar through the air with Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SWOOP figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SWOOP wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the fearsome bombardier DINOBOT SWOOP wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUG

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

Watch out for the horns on this TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUG figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SLUG wields the power of a Prime.  The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the fire-breathing warrior DINOBOT SLUG wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available Fall 2017)

The fearsome SLASH is back with the TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH figure. This is a 3.75-inch-scale figure. When this LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH figure is in raptor mode, Prime Master (Not included. Each sold separately) figures can ride on the figure’s back. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the elite DINOBOT tracker wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Review: Transformers: Optimus #10

When Optimus Prime of Alpha Trion, the ancient sage reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world.

After last month’s near perfect issue that featured the death of a character in a beyond touching story, this month takes a very different route. In a tale told by Alpha Trion we’re told the story of the uniting of the Cybertronian tribes and the beginning of the Autobot sigil.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #10 we get an allegory heard by Pyra Magma, Optimus, and Starscream as Earth meets to elect its leader who will represent it before the Council of Worlds. It’s a prequel story to the currently ongoing First Strike event but the majority of the content stands on its own.

Written by John Barber we get an allegory, something IDW Publishing‘s Transformers comics excel in and even after reading this story I debate the lesson within. Part of me says to not believe false gods and religion as an opiate of the masses, part of me thinks “fake news,” part of me is that this is a story to shed light on the nature of Arcee and Galvatron, and part of me thinks this is a text to read again and again and really think about. Barber again shows Transformers has morphed into something that’s more than giant robots beating each other up.

The art by Livio Ramondelli and Kei Zama is stunning helped by the colors of Ramondelli and Josh Brucham. At times Ramondelli’s art and colors is dark and hard to make out but here it’s just nailed in every sense with each character standing out in their own way and everyone being unique with tons of personality. The mix of a primitive world with cybernetic beings too is fascinating and visually unique in so many ways.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #10 continues to show that IDW’s Transformers comics are so much more than people give them credit for and deliver commentary and lessons regularly like the best sci-fi does. A layered story and issue that’ll leave you pondering its meaning for some time to come.

Story: John Barber Art: Livio Ramondelli and Kei Zama
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.55 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Transformers/G.I. Joe Comic Book Humble Bundle Available For a Limited Time

Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing have launched their biggest comics bundle together to date – the Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW. This two-week digital promotion is offered in support of the Hasbro Children’s Fund.

This two-week digital promotion featuring digital content previously never bundled, including volumes from The IDW Collection. These popular volumes collect all of IDW’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics in chronological order making it fun and easy to dive in and get caught up on their comic book adventures.

Featuring work from some of the most talented writers and artists to ever take on these iconic characters, including James Roberts, John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Mike Costa, Christos Gage, Jae Lee, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, S.L. Gallant, Antonio Fuso, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Corin Howell, Livio Ramondelli, John Rieber, and more.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW supports the Hasbro Children’s Fund.

The Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW will run from August 16 – August 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

What’s included in the bundle:

Customers can pay $1 or more to receive: G.I. Joe (2013) Vol. 1: Homefront; G.I. Joe (2013) Vol. 2: Threat Matrix; G.I. Joe (2013) Vol. 3: Siren’s Song; G.I. Joe (2014), Vol. 1: The Fall of G.I. Joe Part 1; G.I. Joe (2014), Vol. 2: The Fall of G.I. Joe Part 2; G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Vol. 2; G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra; G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow, Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files, Vol. 2; and Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get: G.I. Joe: Cobra – The Last Laugh; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files, Vol. 2; Transformers: Combiner Wars; Transformers: Evolutions – Hearts of Steel; Transformers: Nefarious; Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 2; Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 3; Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 4; and Transformers: Till All Are One, Vol. 1.

Customers can pay $15 or more for all of that plus: G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: Tyrants Rise, Heroes are Born; Transformers: Autocracy Trilogy; Transformers: Salvation; Transformers: Till All Are One, Vol. 2; Transformers: Windblade – Dawn of The Autobots; and Transformers: Windblade – Distant Stars.

Customers who pay $20 or more will receive the content from the first three tiers as well as: G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4; Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $25 or more will receive all of the above, plus: G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 5; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 7; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 5; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 7; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 8; Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 2; Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 3; and Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 4.

Transformers’ “Drift” Gets a High Detail Figure By Flame Toys and Bluefin

Bluefin has announced that it has become an official distributor for Hong Kong-based Flame Toys. Bluefin has also announced the opening of pre-orders for the first Flame Toys product – the Drift Transformers figure.

Set for release in January 2018, this extraordinary rendering is officially licensed and depicts the Autobot Drift as he is seen in the beloved IDW Transformers comic book series. The Drift figure represents a pinnacle of collectibles design and stands 8 inches tall and is constructed with high quality die-cast parts with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability. This release will be a must-have for any ardent pop culture collector or Transformers fan.

The (non-transforming) Drift figure also features 3 interchangeable facial expressions and contains 6 LED units that provide light-up displays on its body. The figure includes 3 sword weapons and a cape that is accented with bendable wires that allow for dramatic, anime-style windswept poses.

Pre-orders are available now and the figure will retail for $299.99.

 

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Foreword Reviews – No Shortage of Fuel for Love and Rockets: An Interview With Indie Comic’s Creators – Go get these as they come out! New one out today!

New York Times – Comic Books, in Black and White – Go check out this series!

CBC – ‘House of Cards, but with robots’: Transformers comic books explore politics, gender and romance – Yeah, that about sums it up.

CBR – Dwayne McDuffie’s Estate Sues Over Milestone Revival – Well that adds a wrinkle to it all.

Publisher’s Weekly – Manga Houses Shift Focus to Anime Expo over San Diego – With so many anime/manga specific shows, do they even need SDCC?

The Beat – Tilting at Windmills #261: Marvel Comics and The Deck Chairs of the Titanic – Thoughts?

The Beat – Meanwhile, one Image creator opens up on low sales – and here’s the book he’s talking about – A good read about the reality of comics.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

ICv2 – The Death of Stalin

Comic Attack – Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #3

Loot Wear “Alter Ego” Unboxing

Loot Crate’s LVL Up is now Loot Wear! Loot Wear is a monthly mystery apparel where you get random geeky clothing delivered to your doorstep.

This month’s collection is “Alter Ego” with clothing featuring Transformers, Spider-Man, and Jay & Silent Bob!

Check out what’s inside this month’s box and you can sign up for next month’s now!

 

Loot Crate provided Graphic Policy with a FREE box for review

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HASCON Reveals Transformers Exclusives

Hasbro has revealed its HASCON exclusive merchandise for Transformers – including the Transformers Optimus Prime Converting Power Bank and Transformers Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set.

The converting power bank is a Hascon convention exclusive and the Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCon before a wider release.

  • TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK (Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at HASCON): Fate rarely calls upon us at the time of our choosing. When it does, the Hasbro TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK figure will help you be ready and powered up with the spark of a Prime! This special edition power bank converts between robot and charger modes in 16 steps and comes with a blue-Energon LED Light-up sword accessory, mobile phone stand and a Micro USB/USB charging cable. Compatible with most devices the TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK figure supports 6500mAh of battery power so you can roll out without worry.

 

  • TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN ARCEE SPECIAL EDITION SET (Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available at HASCON): The Hasbro TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN ARCEE SET lets you harness the power of not 1 Titan Master, but 2! Featuring a G1-inspired Titans Return Deluxe Class Arcee figure with Titan Master and a special edition Titan Master Ultra Magnus figure with die-cast parts. The set also includes 2 blaster accessories, 2 collector cards and special edition TRANSFORMERS packaging and custom art for the ultimate play-at-home experience. The Titan Master figures become the head of Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class Titans Return figures (each sold separately).

HASCON takes place September 8-10 in at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Hasbro’s SDCC Exclusive Crossover Set Brings Together Transformers, G.I. Joe, Action Man, Micronauts, M.A.S.K., Visionaries, and ROM

San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching and we’re getting more reveals of the exclusives you can expect at the show. Hasbro has shown off a new set which is high on our list of must gets is the “Revolution Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set” based on the upcoming Revolution: First Strike storyline of comics from IDW Publishing which features all of these properties in one shared universe.

The set includes Jetfire from Transformers, Roadblock from G.I. Joe, Action Man, a team of Micronauts, Matt Trakker from M.A.S.K. Mobile Armored Strike Command, Leoric from Visionaries, and Rom and a Dire Wraith from Rom the Spaceknight.

The set will retail for $99.99 and available at booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll also be available at Fan Expo in Canada.

When characters from different story worlds come together in a single storyline, they call it a crossover. For this event, they needed something bigger. MUCH bigger. Celebrate the beyond epic IDW Revolution crossover event with the REVOLUTION Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set convention exclusive. Featuring 16 characters from seven story worlds, this set serves as a prelude to IDW’s upcoming REVOLUTION: FIRST STRIKE sequel set for later this year. Many characters in this set are making their debut in the 3-3/4” figure format, and for the first time, characters from these brands are presented in a scale that allows the entire Universe to be played together! Includes JETFIRE from TRANSFORMERS, ROADBLOCK from G.I. JOE, ACTION MAN, a team of MICRONAUTS, MATT TRAKKER from M.A.S.K. MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE COMMAND, LEORIC from VISIONARIES and ROM and a DIRE WRAITH from ROM THE SPACEKNIGHT. The REVOLUTION Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

Preview: Transformers: Till All Are One #11

Transformers: Till All Are One #11

Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)

With Elita One’s influence closing in around Starscream, he’s desperate to make any alliances he can. Turns out, a powerful ally might already be within his grasp. But is he willing to risk his own sanity to reach them?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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