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    Thursday August 7, 2014
  • "Transformers: Convoy no Nazo" Famicom Game Gets Its Own Anime

    1986 side-scroller to be adapted in January, smartphone game out now in Japan

    It's okay if you're not familiar with Transformers: Convoy no Nazo. The sub-standard side-scroller was released for Nintendo Famicom in Japan back in 1986, and was featured as one of Shinya Arino's DVD challenges in Game Center CX/Retro Game Challenge. It was bad, yes, but it's back and it's getting its very own TV anime and smartphone game. Hit the jump for more.

  • Here's a Better Look at that PlayStation One Optimus Prime Figure

    Transforming figure celebrates two anniversaries in early 2015

    Last month we posted about an upcoming Optimus Prime figure that combines the 30th anniversary of Transformers toys with the 20th anniversary of Sony's original PlayStation. Thanks to some photos posted over at Radio Kaikan we have a much better look at the figure after the jump.

  • Friday July 25, 2014
  • Optimus Prime Figure Disguises Itself as an Original PlayStation

    There's also a Mega Drive Megatron due out in September

    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.

  • Tuesday July 22, 2014
  • "Gantz" Author Draws Optimus Prime

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" opens in Japan on 8.8

    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.

  • Tuesday June 24, 2014
  • Otaku Idol Shokotan Voices Heroine of "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

    Shokotan voices daughter of the Mark Wahlberg character

    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.

  • Saturday June 21, 2014
  • "Transformers" and "My Little Pony" Crossover At Botcon

    IDW offers limited lithographs at "Transformers" event

    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.

  • Friday June 13, 2014
  • "Evangelion" x "Transformers" Optimus Prime Figure Sells Out Nearly Immediately

    1,000 units sold at 2,5000 yen ahead of a November release

    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.

  • Monday June 9, 2014
  • Pre-Orders Listed for "Evangelion" x "Transformers" Optimus Prime Figure

    Takara Tomy Transformer offers Evangelion Masterpiece Optimus Prime EVA Mode

    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.

  • Monday June 2, 2014
  • Sentinel Transforms Optimus Prime Into Pen

    Pre-orders launch today on Optimus, Black Convoy and Hobby Link exclusive Ultra Magnus

    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.

  • Friday May 9, 2014
  • Happy 30th Anniversary to The Transformers!

    Celebrate with a look at the first ad for the series

    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.

  • Monday May 5, 2014
  • "Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark" Set for June 24

    Next game dated for 3DS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC

    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.

  • Thursday April 24, 2014
  • "Evangelion" x "Transformers" Collaboration Teased

    Hints suggest am EVA 01 colored Optimus Prime figure

    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.