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We have added a new image gallery into the Books section of the resources area of the website containing 40 images from the Transformers: Generations 2011 Vol 1book that was released by Million Publishing.
The book covers figures from the Transformers: Revenge, Transformers: DarkSide Moon, Transformers Animated and Transformers United as well as some new images of the Generation One Rodimus Prime hardcopy that was shown of a few months ago within the page of Hyper Hobby magazine. The book also includes two interviews, one with TakaraTomy the other with Kabaya, a small section on the Japanese toy leaflets, the final part of the Unite for the Universe comic and a look at the character designs for Transformers Animated.
The book is still for sale and we advise anyone who is interested to pick up a copy from a re-seller or direct from Amazon Japan.
In a series of Tweets this evening Derrick J Wyatt has confirmed that he has draw some new artwork for the Million Hero Transformers Generation 2011 book. Here are a copy of his tweets
Also, the brilliant folks at @Millionhero Publishing let me know that I am allowed to announce that I did an illustration for the upcoming TF Generations 2011 Vol. 1!
They said it was impossible for me to make Animated Optimus Prime's chin any bigger. NOW I PROVE THEM WRONG.
You can view a preview of the artwork by visiting Derrick's blog here. The book was released today in Japan
Derrick J Wyatt has posted two new Transformers Animated character designs up on Twitter. The images are of Transformers Animated Stampy as well as Transformers Animated Chromia.
The final figure in the Botcon 2011 box set has been revealed and as expected it is a recoloured Voyager Class Optimus Prime as Motormaster complete with a new head. As per the other toys in the set, the figure was designed by Derrick J Wyatt. you can view the mirrored images below.
Fun Publications have revealed via the Botcon Twitter page that the Botcon 2011 Wildrider figure will use the Lockdown mold but with a new head sculpt designed by Derrick Wyatt.
"Thurs Stunticon reveal. Wildrider. Mold. LOCKDOWN. Amazing NEW head design by @DerrickJWyatt. That plus color scheme makes him look tot dif." they tweeted.
Roll on Thursday, that's all I can say
The BotCon Twitter page has been updated with the announcement that this years Botcon theme will indeed be Transformers Animated and that Derrick J Wyatt, art director on the show has been instumental with the designs.
BotCon 2011 will feature Transformers Animated...” and... "DerrickJWyatt was instrumental in BotCon 2011 Convention set. Every Animated fan will want this set! More details to come at www.botcon.com
Stay with us for more details as they are announced
The Transformers Collectors Club Website was updated yesterday with the announcement of their latest 2011 exclusive figure, Transtech Cheetor. The figure, which is a recoloured Transformers Animateed Blurr figure, comes with a new head sculpt designed by Transformers Animated lead designer Derrick J Wyatt himself!
Here is the official announcement:
Cheetor loves the thrill of the chase. When his turbo sensors lock on to the taillights of a fleeing Decepticon, and he pushes his accelerator to the floor, Cheetor's head gaskets receive a rush like nothing else! The only problem is that sometimes he gets a little too focused on his games of cat-and-mouse. His optics lock in on the perp, causing his surroundings to fade into a blur as he races after the bad guy. Street signs, traffic flow, even that unfortunate 'bot caught crossing in his path! Nothing else matters to him during his race to catch the bad guy. That's no doubt the reason that the Precinct is constantly rotating Cheetor from partner to partner; no one in their right processors would want to get stuck with an eager rookie like Cheetor watching their back!
TT Cheetor is a Deluxe sized Animated figure who will fit right alongside all of your Animated toys. Cheetor features an all-new head sculpt by Transformers Animated Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt. The toy is packed in a convention style box with a foam insert for easy removal and display.
Jim Sorenson has update his blog, the Disciples of
Boltax with another behind the scenes look at the soon to be released
AllSpark Almanac II.
How time sneaks up on us! The AllSpark Almanac II is a mere twelve days away, and betwix now and then there is the juggernaut that is BotCon! So, without further ado, let's start with some previews for the upcoming Almanac.
I figured I'd start in an unusual direction; last year, the first preview images were tiny little snippets and sketches, designed to tease without giving too much away. This year, that'd be less effective; you all know approximately what the book will look like. Instead, how about some images that WON'T be in the book? Ideas and characters that we considered using but rejected for whatever reason: time, space, a better idea, etc.
Click the link to view the blog entry and the image.
Remember that if you if you can get to Birmingham England in August, that Transformers Animated lead designer Derrick Wyatt will be attending Auto Assembly 2010, so you can bring along your copy of The Allspark Almanac II and get it signed.