For those who got to attend Botcon 2015 in St Charles this past weekend, one of the show highlights was the script reading, which returned the audience to the universe of Transformers Animated one more time.

For those who did not get to attend, you’re in luck! Courtesy of TFW2005 member Onslaught24, we can share a recording of the script reading. Check it out below:

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Here’s a bit of news for those out there who are fans of the Transformers: Animated series:

Jim Sorenson, author of the upcoming The Complete AllSpark Almanac, has recently updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with an eight (8) page preview. You can check out those images mirrored here in this report. Venture on over to his blog for more details on the contest he’s hosting. The prize is a sketch card by contributor, Bill Forester.

You can purchase this book at your local comic book shop or outlets such as Amazon.com. Feel free to share your thoughts in the ongoing discussion thread!

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Jim Sorenson has just put out a hefty update for the Transformers: Animated The Complete AllSpark Almanac on his blog, Disciples of Boltax. First up, we have the new cover itself, drawn by Marcelo Matere and colored by Josh Perez. Secondly, Jim confirms that the book will include The AllSpark Almanac Addendum which was assembled for the Transformers Collectors’ Club magazine, and about ten pages of new content teasing more of what Season 3.5 might look like. Here’s the full quote form Jim himself:

“It looks like The Complete AllSpark Almanac is just three short weeks away, with an ETA of February 18th at fine comic book stores everywhere. (Probably hitting Amazon shortly thereafter, available for preorder now.) Here’s Marcelo Matere’s beautiful cover for the book, with excellent Josh Perez colors. (Josh also lent his talents to some of the new bonus material inside the book.)

For those of you who missed our Radio Free Cybertron interview, this is going to be a massive, 472 page tome that combines The AllSpark Almanac, The AllSpark Almanac II, The AllSpark Almanac Addenda we put together for the Transformers Collectors’ Club, and ten-ish pages of new content teasing more of what Season 3.5 might look like. We worked closely with Derrick Wyatt to ensure that the book was as close to 100% canon as possible, with all new material carefully vetted (and a bit of old material tweaked or recontextualized.) I hope that you all get a big kick out of this one. V1 and V2 are insanely hard to find and fetch ridiculous prices on the secondary market, so it’s very nice to get this material back in print where everyone can get a copy.”

The book will be available in three weeks, on February 18 – be sure to pick yours up! [Read more…]

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Artist Marcelo Matere, known for several pieces of work including an extensive profile of Transformers, just dropped a bit of teaser that is sure to send a corner of the Transformers Fandom into a frenzy! On Marcelo’s twitter page earlier today, he revealed that he is “Working on Transformers Animated again. News soon!”

Marcelo has worked with Transformers Animated in the past, most notably his cover work with The AllSpark Almanacs. What does his tweet suggest to you? Are we seeing a new comic book run? Another edition of the The AllSpark Almanac?

Keep it locked here on TFW2005 as more news breaks on this Animated announcement! For now, speculate away! [Read more…]

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Transformers: Animated news, after a long time. Amazon has posted a listing for Transformers: Animated – The Complete Allspark Almanac. This’ll be a great buy for those who missed the original prints.

Product Description:
Transformers: Animated – The Complete Allspark Almanac by Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster.

The Allspark Almanac is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind atlas to the amazing 2008 animated series universe. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets directly from the show’s creators. This volume is packed with over 400-pages of full-color bios, character models, episode summaries, interviews, and more. Collects both original volumes into one book!
  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing
  • Release Date: February 10, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1631402102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1631402104
  • Price: $28.00

Amazon has also added cover pages for the previously announced Angry Birds: Transformers books. You can check them out, after the jump. [Read more…]

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Via TV Shows on DVD we can share with you a press release from Shout Factory about the upcoming Transformers Animated DVD release. The series is set to be released on DVD on June 10th this year in both a full series boxed set collecting all 42 episodes of the show, as well as a separate DVD containing just the previously unreleased third season. According to this press release, the full series set will be an Amazon exclusive when it launches, while the third season set will be a wider release – read on to check out the full text of the press release. [Read more…]

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Moving from strength to strength, Hasbro introduced a new Transformers cartoon, one that was written in the west and co-produced with Cartoon Network. This new series was called Transformers Animated, and went with a radical change to the established art style of what had gone before, polarizing opinions from the very first glimpse of the series – though clever writing meant it quickly became a well-loved show. Its toyline was delayed, though, thanks to retailers demanding more movie toys on store pegs. Fans who disliked the new take in Transformers Animated were not left out in the cold either, as Hasbro recognized the success of the Classics series and brought out a new Classics styled series under the name of Transformers Universe, which blended redecos with Classics style reinterpretations of the original characters. Last but not least, IDW proclaimed “All Hail Megatron” as they carried out a soft-reboot of their Transformers continuity. [Read more…]

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Fellow Animated fans, take heed! Your favorite cartoon series still lives!

This is the news all Transformers Animated fans have been waiting for: Shout! Factory has put up pre-orders for Transformers Animated: Season Three! This is of course notable for being the first time that fans will finally be able to own the illusive and much-requested third season of this fan-favorite show.

But that’s not all. Shout! also has pre-orders up for Transformers Animated: The Complete Series! This set collects all the seasons of the show – including season three.

Be sure to get your pre-orders in for these (GLORIOUS) DVD sets soon! [Read more…]

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For our next Transformers toy gallery update, we would like to draw to your attention a new release from the Transformers Collectors Club’s Subscription Service, Transformers Animated Jackpot! Jackpot is one of the two releases in the line with a new head sculpt, and what a head sculpt! The new sculpt captures the spirit of the Transformers Animated style extremely well, and it’s a great fit for Jackpot’s body which is a reuse of Animated Jazz. The final effect is every bit as eye catching and dynamic as the mainline, Hasbro release Transformers Animated toys.

As you might already have guessed, we really like the TFCC’s Transformers Animated Jackpot. Take a look at our gallery to get a look at this toy and see if you feel the same way.

Figure Subscription Service Transformers Animated Jackpot Gallery [Read more…]

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We previously heard some tidbits on Madman Films releasing Transformers related products. Today, they have made an official confirmation:

“Following the revelation that ‘Transformers 4’ will be titled Transformers: Age of Extinction (and of course, that there will be Dinobots), Madman is proud to announce that a new collection of fan-favourite Transformers releases, consisting of the Transformers Animated series and the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, will begin hitting DVD shelves and digital platforms from November, 2013.”

Check out the full Press Release, after the jump. [Read more…]