Galen has been a member of the Allspark staff since 2007.

Mairghread Scott Talks “Till All Are One,” and Its Human Take on Transformers

Newsarama posted an interview with Mairghread Scott, writer of IDW’s new “Transformers: Till All Are One” series which is set to debut in June.  She talks about how this is to be the most human of all the TF books, focusing on the Council of Worlds and the power struggle between Windblade and Starscream.  There’s also a bunch of previews […]

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Masterpiece Cheetor Rumored

Twitter user @chromless was at TransFes2016 and posted tweeted that there will be another Beast Wars Masterpiece figure, and that it’ll be Cheetor.  There’s no confirmation of any sort about this right now, so consider it wild rumor-mongering for the time being!  Sometimes speculation is fun!  Read on for the link and to discuss in our forums.

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Free Comic Book Day is Tomorrow, May 7

While there aren’t any Transformers comics as part of the Free Comic Book Day offerings, there are still a number of titles that may still be of interest to people here this year, as so many of us like all kinds of comics titles and genres!  IDW is including ROM #0, there’s also Doctor Who, Suicide Squad, Civil War II, […]

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TFSS 5.0 Subscription Ordering Opens

The Transformers Subscription Service is now open for the 5.0 set of figures.  Recently featured in the Club Magazine and revealed in full at Botcon, the set includes Counterpunch, Lifeline, Fractyl and Scorponok, Toxitron, Double Pretender Megatron, Double Pretender Optimus, and a 7th unknown surprise figure.  The set costs $330 plus shipping, payable all at once or in installments.  Get […]

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Allspark Interviews Hasbro Brand Team at Botcon 2016

During Botcon 2016, Galen from the Allspark got to spend a few minutes talking with members of the Hasbro brand team Ben Montano, Marketing Director, and Ed Masiello, Design Manager.  We talked about the process of moving from one big concept (Combiner Wars) to another (Titans Return), about the process of market research and playtesting for collectors vs. non-collectors, and […]

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Nickelodeon Actress Isabela Moner Rumored for Transformers 5 Lead Role

Actress Isabela Moner

The Wrap reports that they’ve been informed by a source that Isabela Moner, the 14-year-old actress of Nickelodeon shows like “100 Things To Do Before High School” and “Dora and Friends: Into the City!” is being eyed for a lead role in Transformers 5 alongside Mark Wahlberg!  Read on for the full details, link, and to discuss!

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Car Robots Theme Singer Kouji Wada Passes Away

Anime News Network is reporting the sad news that Kouji Wada, who sang the theme song for Car Robots as well as Digimon, has passed away. Read on for the link and to discuss.

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Botcon Allspark Get-Together for Dinner Fri 4/8, 5:30pm, at 4th Street Live!

Friday night, the dealer room closes at 5:00, and the Hall of Fame/Concert event at 4th Street Live doesn’t start until 8:00.  Gotta eat!  Eat with us!  Allspark Get-Together at Sports and Social Club starting at 5:30pm for Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza (pub fair, generally) – and bowling if you’re interested!  The restaurant is located at 4th Street Live where the […]

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Botcon Golden Ticket Exclusive Reflector and Souvenirs Revealed. Plus a Few Box Set Pics!

Powered Convoy has shared his photos from Botcon 2016 of Golden Ticket Exclusive toy (a clear Reflector from the Legends Shockwave toy) and some pics of the box set toys!  Also a few images from the comic that indicate what the other souvenirs will be!  Thanks also to Defensis Prime for pics of the sales sheet!  Read on to for […]

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March Mayhem II Final Round – Cybertron Championship Polls Close Soon

This is it, the last few hours of the final round of March Mayhem II: Universe of the Masters!  With the Cybertron Championship is on the line!  Read on for the links to cast your vote, and to discuss!

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