Peek in your closet or scan your gaming shelf and you might just find a robot in diguise. Takara Tomy Arts is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Transformers along with the 20th anniversary of Sony's original PlayStation by mashing the console and Autobot leader Optimus Prime together to make a super gaming robot. More after the jump.
Gantz manga author Hiroya Oku has spoken about his appreciation for American action movies. He's said that he particularly likes Die Hard and that he's been a fan of Michael Bay since Bad Boys. With Transformers: Age of Extinction hitting Japanese theaters August 8th, he's done an interview with Natalie about the film and presented a sketch of Optimus Prime. Check it out after the jump.
Though the film doesn't open in Japan until August 8th, otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa has been introduced as the Japanese voice of Nicola Peltz's Tessa Yeager in the live-action Transformers: Age of Extinction. More after the jump.
Celebrating all things Cybertronian, Transformers fans will converge on Pasadena, California this weekend, from June 19th – June 22nd to attend the annual BOTCON convention. Publisher of Transformers comics, IDW are doing there part with special art featuring a crossover with My Little Pony. Get a look after the jump.
Early yesterday, Takara Tomy began offering their limited run of Transformer / Evangelion Masterpiece Optimus Prime EVA Mode figure, with 1,000 units sold at 2,500 yen ahead of a November release. Well, if you didn't get in the robot immediately, you were out of luck on this one because within an hour it was sold out. More after the jump.
While pre-orders don't open until June 12th, some sites have starting launching early listings for the Takara Tomy Transformer / Evangelion Masterpiece Optimus Prime EVA Mode, going for over $300 ahead of a November release. Limited to 1,000 units, the site includes recolored version, including a recolored roller, spike figure and trailer. Get a look after the jump.
Sentinel, the folks behind the Attack on Titan - Ultra-Hard Blade Shaped Cover Survey Corps and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' iDROID iPhones cases are back back with another unique bit of merchandise. Pre-orders have launched for an Optimus Prime (or Convoy as he's known in Japan) Transformers figure than changes into a functional pen. More after the jump.
On May 8th, 1984 the first issue of Marvel's Transformers comic hit newstands. This became an ongoing series, which, running through 1991, has been the robots in disguise's longest series. Predating the toys, it was also the first Transformers product released. More after the jump.
Mark your calendars for some more Transformers action. No, not just the upcoming fourth entry in Michael Bay's mega-budget film series, but also the next game, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, which now officially has a June 24 date with Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC. Hit the jump for more.
Previously the domain of fanfiction writers, according to a scan making the rounds, the worlds of Transformers and Evangelion will be merging. Details about the collaboration aren't specified, with the text instead offering a bit of hybrid mythology concerning the meeting of the Aubots and NERV, but the hobby magazine origins suggest the project relates to some EVA 01 colored Optimus Prime figure. Get a look after the jump.
Beyond creating the Fighting Foodons, and producing various manga based on the mecha of Go Nagai, Naoto Tsushima creates manga based on The Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Let's just say his Valentine's take on Megatron isn't in line with his summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Get a look after the jump.
While I don't particularly care for Michael Bay's Transformers movies, I do care for Dinobots, so I'm conflicted. If you missed it, you can see a couple of them along with some other quick snippets in the Transformers: Age of Extinction Super Bowl spot after the jump.