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I have updated the website with a full episode guide and image gallery from the latest episode of Transformers Prime. The episode, which was titled Rock Bottom, stars Bulkhead, Arcee, Jack and Miko and takes places within a mine where the four are trapped with the Decepticons Megatron and Starscream.
You can find the review here which include 245 high resolution images from the show.
You can also find the review on our dedicated Transformers Prime sister site www.transformers-prime.com
JoeDeclassified.com have posted some new images images of the upcoming SDCC exclusive G.I.Joe/Transformers Crossover Starscream Sky Striker. Gryre-Viper, who posted the the images, included the comment "Well, here they are... some first images of a one-seater SDCC Starscream that are NOT mocked-up 2-seater stock photos.
Have fun identifying all the little easter eggs.
I DID NOT APPLY THESE STICKERS. THESE STICKERS WERE APPLIED FACTORY-SIDE.
Yes, Starscream is "longer" than the normal Sky Striker... or rather... Starscream has a "longer" nose. (He's a compulsive liar). But NOT literally longer. It's just paint. And NO I cannot get you one. But if you can't make it to SDCC this year and CAN make it to Coil Con (coilcon.com)... Starscream will be making an appearance so you can hug him and get all his decals stuck between your teeth. As usual JoeDeclassified has cut off a portion of my photos so check out GeneralsJoes.com for more complete pics."
You can view the images in full here.
KOToys have posted more images of their upcoming releases that we have been recently covering. First up GenZhao posted some more images of the final samples of Ghost Thundercracker and Ghost Skywarp. These toys are knock-offs of the Transformers Classics Starscream figure, made up to look like Thundercracker and Skywarp but with transparent plastic.
This was followed by more images of the boxes and cards for their upcoming combiner Cassette knock-offs. These include the first two of the rare and high-priced Japanese dinosaur cassettes. The boxes and inserts are made up to look as close to the originals as they could, which means you must take care when seeing these figures for sale. Though you will note that at the moment both of the Japanese Dinosaur cassettes have the same numbered instructions. This will probably change come the final release, but if not it will be the best way to tell the figures apart.
This was then followed up by more images of their upcoming Death Starscream figure. This toy is based on the e-Hobby Black Starscream that was released during the Collectors Edition years.
KOToys.com have posted the first images of the torso of their upcoming black and gold Seeker, Death Starscream. The toy will be based on thee-Hobby black and gold Starscream figure from the Collectors Edition line. You can view two images below of the torso of the figure. They had two optons and have decided to go for the option on the right with the black band around the waste to break up the gold.
Skewed and Reviewed recently had the opportunity to interview Transformers Prime voice actor Steve Blum (Starscream) regarding his work on Transformers Prime, Guild Wars, Bulletstorm and the Transformers: Dark of the Moon game.
Here are a couple of snippets, but please visits sknr to read the full article.
How did you become involved with the new Transformers project and your character?
I prayed a lot, bribed a little, cried some. [Laughs] Actually, I just auditioned for it like anything else – and got really, really lucky! Starscream has always been one of my favorite characters – especially as played in recent years by the great Charlie Adler and also the great Tom Kenny! In fact, after hearing Charlie’s recent performances in the films, I felt I had to get his blessing before I could even accept the role! By the way, what a gentleman – love that guy! Tom’s a hell of an act to follow too – jeez! It’s very hard for me to take over a character that has been so masterfully portrayed – especially when my friends are the previous portrayers! I didn’t try to consciously copy anything that had been done before me, I simply did what came naturally and apparently (thankfully) they liked it!
... working with a cast (like in Transformers) – is always more fun. We get to play a lot of nuance off of each other that just doesn’t exist when I’m in a room by myself. And we laugh. A lot. Sometimes too much. This cast in particular is amazing. I get a huge kick out of sitting back and watching Peter (Cullen) and Frank (Welker), the “Godfatherbots” themselves – duke it out. It’s a joy and honor to work in the same room with two of my biggest heroes! They ARE a comedy team. Like the old school, masters of improv and impersonation, the real deal. So much talent in that room, and an unusual mix of voices! It’s humbling.
What sort of research did you do for the parts and what challenges did it present compared with other work?
I read a lot of stuff on the internet and watched an episode or two from each of the older series. I was already in my 20’s when G1 came out, but I was certainly aware that Transformers was something new and different and I have to admit that I did play with my kid’s action figures. I still do. Except I have my own action figures now. That counts as research, right?
What can you tell us about your work in Guild wars 2 and the new Transformers game in terms of who you voice and what were your experiences on each?
Ah, Rytlock Brimstone, one big, nasty Charr – wields a huge sword and
speaks in a gravelly, deep voice. That’s pretty much my entire
knowledge of the guy. I’m not a gamer, so I play, I fight, I move on.
Seemed pretty epic at the time.
If you’re speaking of the newest Transformers game – WAY too early to talk about it, methinks. Lasers trained on my temples. In the past, I’ve played a lot of bots – good and bad, including Barricade and Breakdown. Vocally stressful, but any time I get to live in the Transformers universe, I’m grateful.
Mach of the HK-TF boards has posted images of Kabaya Transformers Gum Figure Kits Wave 3, which includes God Ginrai, God Bomber & Starscream. These figures can transform, but require assembly.
This wave of figures are expected to be released in March 2011 in Japan - we have some from an earlier wave, and liek all Kabayas we really like them.
During the US Toy Fair 2011 is has been announced that one of this years Comic-Con 2011 exclusives will be a G.I. Joe / Transformers crossover set featuring a Skystriker jet painted in Starscream's colours and packaged with Cobra Commander who will come with a mini Megatron gun. No images of these set are available at the present time but you can be sure some will be leaked or released officially over the coming weeks.
The Transformers panels themselves, as expected, did not contain anything new as everything had either already been leaked or was shown and talked about after the UK Toy Fair
Even more Transformers Dark of the Moon toy images have been leaked by members of ACToys.net which include two images of Barricade and several images of Starscream showing his entire transformation. You can view all of the images below.
On the back of the recent British Toy Fair, Hasbro have released some official images of Transformers Dark of the Moon Starscream and Ironhide. The images can be viewed below. Expect more high-resolution official images to be released after the US toy fair.
Two auctions appeared earlier on eBay Australia for the Transformers Dark of the Moon Starscream and Crankcase / Dread figures. The auctions include two imags of the toys in robot mode, albeit mistransformed.