Jo, aka "Broadside", had her first experience with Transformers watching Transformers: Cybertron on CITV, but only really got involved in the fandom through the IDW comics. When not posting on the Allspark, she can sometimes be found contributing to the Transformers and IDW Hasbro wikis... sometimes.

Transformers vs The Terminator miniseries from IDW and Dark Horse announced

The Hollywood Reporter has announced a 4-issue Transformers vs The Terminator miniseries to be released by IDW Publishing in March 2020!

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In-hand pictures of Earthrise Optimus Prime surface

Anonymously uploaded pictures of Earthrise Optimus Prime have begun circulating online, showing off the upcoming toy and changes made to it since it was initially revealed.

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G.I. Joe #1 (2019) Spoiler-Free Review

Thanks to the folks at IDW Publishing, we got our hands on an advance copy of the new G.I. Joe #1, the first in a newly reimagined continuity. What do we think? Read on to find out!

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Robots in Disguise voice actors Michael Lindsay and Robert Axelrod pass away

We have some sad news to report. Two voice actors, involved with the 2001 Transformers series, Robots in Disguise, have passed away in recent weeks.

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Death’s Head #1 – Spoiler-Free Review

He might not be hunting Transformers, but the legendary freelance peacekeeper Death’s Head is back in a new miniseries from Marvel Comics. Read on for our spoiler-free review of issue #1!

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Hasbro Pulse reveals online debuts for SDCC-exclusive toys

Hasbro Pulse has posted instructions (hosted by a vaguely uncanny CGI Optimus Prime) for visitors to the Hasbro Pulse booth at San Diego Comic Con – but if you’re not going, don’t worry! Any unsold stock from the con will be available online through Hasbro Pulse, starting from Monday 12 August.

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Allspark Power Podcast, episode 2 – My Tiny, Malnourished Ass

Despite Callum suffering from some audio issues and cutting out a bunch, we manage to discuss a trifecta of underwhelming issues, slightly boobier chest options, John Hasbro impersonations, Robot Planet of the Apes, the Landlord Game, the Jem and the Holograms movie, Prowl’s massive shoulder span, and the Weimar Republic. Also, hi Gherkin!

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Transformers TCG reveals Siege cards with unreleased comic art

Through IGN and the Transformers Trading Card Game Facebook page, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have revealed a set of new cards and abilities for the game, based around the War for Cybertron: Siege toyline – with what appears to be artwork from upcoming issues of IDW’s Transformers series.

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ILM Concept Art Reveals the Development of a Cybertronian Landscape

Industrial Light & Magic have uploaded a gallery of Bumblebee concept art with commentary from the ILM Art Department to their website, offering a glimpse behind the curtain of the development of the Cybertron opening of the 2018 movie.

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Allspark Power Podcast, episode 1 – J.K. Roberts

Welcome to the Allspark’s newest feature, ALLSPARK POWER! In this, the inaugural episode, your hosts Jolene, Alyx and Callum discuss retro Guidi designs, #Brainstormgate, and the true meaning of the word “Stege”.

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