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On the 18th April 2008, TransformersAnimated.com began running a poll to see who its visitors would have like to see appear in the Transformers Animated TV show. Well the poll have now closed and we can bring you the results.
Q. Who would you like to appear in the show?
We have added another two videos to the Transformers Video section of the website, this time from Episode 19 of Transformers Animated called Mission Accomplished. Both of the videos focus on Starscream and his "discovery". The videos can be viewed both on TransformersAnimated.com and Transformers At The Moon. The new videos are:
We have updated the Transformers Video section of the website to contain two videos from Episode 18 of Transformers Animated. The episode, Return of Headmaster, first aired in Canada on the Saturday 19th April and then in America a week later.
The two clips are:
Derrick Wyatt has updated his blog with a preview images of some of the Transformers Animated characters which should make an appear in the cartoon series in Seasons 2 and 3.
The images appear to be off Swindle, Jetstorm, Wreck-Gar, Skywarp, Shockwave, Mixmaster, Blurr, Jetfire and Thundercracker.
Derrick also added
"About Gurren Lagann: No, actually. I hadn't seen Gurren Lagann until after we had finished most of the first season of TFA. I wish I had, because I would have had the Headmaster robot transform with stubby little legs. And maybe Masterson's head popping up out of the top of the robot."
"About the inspiration and influences on TFA: I'm always inspired by
Gainax's designs. They are by far my favorite animation studio in the
world. I just hadn't seen anything on Gurren Lagann when we started
TFA. We've definitely been inspired by that and Diebuster since. Prowl
and Soundwave's glasses are a nod to 2000 AD's ABC Warriors. That and
Mighty Orbots were the biggest influences on the designs.
As for Shockwave: There is a reason for his color change, but I can't explain that now. I do hope to get him repainted to his normal colors somewhere down the road. "
as well as
"About the Seekers: You go right ahead and dream, you never know what could happen.
Mumbo: I DID design the Amazing Mumbo, he was my favorite character from Titans. If you scroll way back through this blog you will find some drawings of him. Good times! Same thing with the Transformers sketches, there are some a few posts down from this one. I am always doodling other characters I want to put in the show. Some may even show up!
Curse you Bigbot.com for your daily ebay rarities! (J/K!) I have to look through those things obsessively every day, and I can never afford them!"
Denton J. Tipton, editor for IDW Publishing, has posted an update to his blog with an extract of the script from issue on of IDW's forthcoming Transformers Animated Issue 1. The winner of his art contest won the full script, but you can see the extract in this blog article.
Dont't forget to check out In The News page to find out when Denton's blog is updated along with another 27 websites
You will now find a full image gallery and guide to the latest Transformers Animated episode to air in Canada. The episode was number 19 titled Mission Accomplished and featured the Decepticons and Autobot Elite Guard. The episode also saw the debut of Ironhide to the Transformers Animated universe, although only briefly.
With the news of Transformers Universe Ironhide on the way (from BotCon), this all but confirms that there will not be a toy of Transformers Animated Ironhide (going by what Hasbro said in 2007 regarding the two toylines).
Below is a summary of the Transformers Animated report which took place today at Botcon 2008. The panel included Aaron Archer (Hasbro toy designer), Matt Youngbird (Supervising Producer), and Marty Isenberg (Head writer)
Season 2 News
Season 2 will focus more on action and adventure with plenty of action on Cybertron as well as from the Constructicons. There will be more plotting from Starscream and signs that Megatron has a "master plan".
Season 3 News
A third season of Transformers Animated is not yet confirmed. They are waiting on the greenlit, but hope to get that soon. If/when Season 3 goes ahead it will feature some new characters and toys. These will include Blurr (voiced by John Moschita his G1 voice actor), Swindle, Mixmaster (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Scrapper (voiced by Jeff Bennett).
Question and Answer Panel
Below you will find the Hasbro press release regarding Transformers Animated Vave 4 toys.
Coming back at you again from Botcon in Cincinatti with an unexpected surprise! We just revealed the never before seen Transformers: Animated characters from Deluxe W408 and Leader W208. They are too cool to talk about, so you got to just check them out for yourself!
Leader W2 08
Hasbro have posted on their Transformers page with a brief update from
Cincinnati. The news post gives a little more information about the
Transformers Animated toyline as well as some more images.
Pictured are Supreme Optimus Prime, Leader Megatron, Deluxe Soundwave, Voyager Grimlock, Battle Begins 2-pk, Optimus Prime Shift Tech Game, Power Bots Bumblebee (Similar to Cyber Stompers), Activators Lockdown, Optimus Battle Blaster, and Bumper Battlers Jazz (similar to Cyber Slammers).
They also say they plan G1 homages in the toyline's future.
Though the details of the showtimes are not yet available, TransformersAnimated.com has been updated with direct access to the official showtimes, the details of which will appear on the Transformers Animated Showtimes page as soon as they are sent to us.
Credit to TFW2005 for the news.
Transformers Animated.com has been updated with over 240 images from Transformers Animated episode 18 entitled The Return of Headmaster.
The episode aired in Canada on YTV on the 19th April and is due to air in the US this coming weekend.
The image quality is lower then normal, we will be looking to replace these with higher quality pictures in the near future.