Action and Adventure Podcast Ep. 14, featuring John Barber!

Callum

Callum

Callum somehow managed to avoid Transformers during his actual childhood, but then the live-action films piqued his interest, Animated suckered him in, and IDW's comics made sure he stuck around.
Callum

REVOLUTIONARIES RETROSPECTIVE! After talking about the Revolutionaries’ last (for the time being!) adventure in Transformers: First Strike, Daniel and Callum are joined by series writer John Barber for a look back at the series! Read on to check out the episode and hear secrets of the past and teasers for the future!

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Interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Spectacle, International Markets, and Bumblebee

Copper

Copper

Copper has been a fan of Transformers since age four, when she saw the 1986 movie on VHS and demanded to watch it again. You can find her on the forums (and elsewhere in the tubes) as Copper Bezel.
Copper

Deadline interviewed producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura in a long conversation that seeks to position Transformers in the film industry and Bumblebee in the Transformers franchise. While it’s easy to see the movie as a shift from the existing franchise strategy, di Bonaventura still promises a “tough” “spectacle” of a film. 

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Our NYCC 2017 Interview with John Warden, Design Manager

Copper

Copper

Copper has been a fan of Transformers since age four, when she saw the 1986 movie on VHS and demanded to watch it again. You can find her on the forums (and elsewhere in the tubes) as Copper Bezel.
Copper

During NYCC 2017, Allspark reporter Patrick spoke to John Warden, Design Manager for the Transformers brand. We reported on the reveal highlights here, but the interview also included some details and perspective on the process, planning, and decision-making for the Generations line, from target audiences to release order to foil stickers.

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Collider Interviews Peter Cullen and Frank Welker

Copper

Copper

Copper has been a fan of Transformers since age four, when she saw the 1986 movie on VHS and demanded to watch it again. You can find her on the forums (and elsewhere in the tubes) as Copper Bezel.
Copper

Collider sat down with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker , the definitive voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron across much of the Transformers franchise. The interview spans Cullen and Welker’s first meeting, their mutual interplay, the hazards of voice acting, the adaptation process in characters and in method for the films, and more.

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TakaraTomy Designer Hiroya Onishi Interview

LS

LS

While not on active duty for S.H.I.E.L.D., LS can be found moonlighting for the Allspark.
LS

Japanese business news site Diamond has conducted an interview with TakaraTomy employee Hiroya Onishi, designer of Masterpiece MPM-03 Bumblebee. If you can read Japanese, then you can enjoy the interview here.

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Action and Adventure Interview: Brandon Easton

Callum

Callum

Callum somehow managed to avoid Transformers during his actual childhood, but then the live-action films piqued his interest, Animated suckered him in, and IDW's comics made sure he stuck around.
Callum

ASK THE MASK! Daniel sits down with Brandon Easton, writer of such comics as Transformers: Deviations and M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. Read on to listen to the exclusive interview!

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CBC News Interview with John Barber, James Roberts, and Mairghread Scott,

LS

LS

While not on active duty for S.H.I.E.L.D., LS can be found moonlighting for the Allspark.
LS

As the TFCon convention in Mississauga, Ontario is underway, Canada’s national broadcaster CBC has run a story on IDW’s Transformers comics, interviewing main series writers John Barber of Optimus Prime, James Roberts of Lost Light, and Mairghread Scott of Till All Are One (alas, no artists in this interview).

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Revolutionaries – New Interview with John Barber & Fico Ossio

Callum

Callum

Callum somehow managed to avoid Transformers during his actual childhood, but then the live-action films piqued his interest, Animated suckered him in, and IDW's comics made sure he stuck around.
Callum

Revolutionaries #5 is out next week, and Freak Sugar have an exclusive interview with the delightful crossover comic’s writer, John Barber, and artist, Fico Ossio. Read on for the details!

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Allspark Interviews Hasbro Brand Team at Botcon 2016

Galen

Galen

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

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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