Game News: Hasbro launches its "Transformers Trading Card Game" Facebook Page
The Official Facebook Page for the Transformers Trading Card Game has launched! Officially announced back in July, the game is due for release on September 28th. The first expansion pack was only announced a few days ago featuring Metroplex so momentum is certainly picking up for this new game!
Along with starting their Facebook page, Hasbro has released images of 30 characters along with short bios! Check out all the images in this post (mirrored from Facebook and the descriptions below:
Arcee is one of the most dangerous Autobots, but also possesses an ardent protective streak for her comrades. An expert in close-quarters combat and an equally effective sharpshooter, Arcee's level head belies a dynamic powehouse who's not to be underestimated in battle.
Even among the evil Decepticons, Barrage's mercilessness is the stuff of legend. Not content to bask in a victory, this Insecticon would prefer to see his opponents and the battlefield burned to cinders and scattered to the winds.
Bombshell's devious cerebro-shells allow him to compromise the minds of his foes. He delights in warping their helpless perceptions and controlling their actions… often to disasrous results.
Never afraid to charge into even the most daunting battles, Bumblebee will always fight for what's right!
The heart of a butterfly with the sting of a bee, Bumblebee is one of the most honorable, likable Autobots around. Not blessed with the towering stature or packed arsenal of some of his peers, Bee makes up for it with an incredible amount of heart, an unbreakable spirit, and a willingness to put himself in danger that's unmatched in the robot world.
An Insecticon with a penchant for stealing anything that isn't rigorously secured, nothing gets Chop Shop's motors revving like a good heist.
Even the most effective combat squad is nothing without resources. That's why Cosmos may be one of the Autobots most valuable players. Capable of deep space travel and lone orbital operations, Cosmos takes on the unglamorous tasks of communications with aplomb.
.A Decepticon known for his unflinching loyalty, Demolisher is a determined soldier and a masterful battlefield tactician.
A gentle giant, Sludge may not be the sharpest tool in the Dinobots' shed, but he's a fearsome, powerful warrior whose strength should never be underestimated.
Hot-tempered and brutally combative, Dinobot Slug's fire-breath has never met an opponent it wouldn't melt into slag.
Covered in the spikey armor of a Stegosaurus, Snarl's gloomy personality tends to keep his Autobot comrades at a tail's length. Luckily for them, the silver lining to this dark cloud is Snarl's love of a good battle.
The skybound Dinobot's chilling form and combat prowess often overshadow his good nature and friendly demeanor.
Warrior, scientist, and secret agent, the cunning Flamewar will serve any role necessary to help the Decepticons gain supremacy over the Autobots.
A consummate outdoorsman, Hound has taken like Earth like a duck to water, and he uses his bravery and tracking skills to defend its majesty at all costs.
The first to charge into a fire or a firefight, Inferno's armored skin and ability to extinguish blazes and bad guys with equal effectiveness make him one of the coolest customers in the Autobots' ranks.
Ironhide is the most experienced, tough, and battle-hardened of all the Autobots. As such, he's one of Optimus Prime's most trusted and well-respected warriors. Grizzled and wise, Ironhide also prefers actions to words, having seen the best and the worst the universe is capable of.
A lone wolf dedicated to advancement via technological supremacy, Jetfire's cutting edge specs make him one of the fastest bots around, but his calculating nature and checkered past don't make him the most popular among his fellow Autobots.
An Autobot debutante before the war, Mirage's ambivalence towards battle belies his abilities as a cunning intelligence operative and deadly long-range marksman.
As the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron combines brute strength, military cunning, ruthlessness, and terror into one tyrannical being. He possesses a bottomless hunger for power and energy and won’t be stopped until the Autobots have been annihilated from the universe.
The dark mirror image of Optimus Prime, Nemesis Prime is a nightmare foe for the Autobots. Possessing the combat accument and memories of Optimus, the only thing keeping the universe safe from his menace is the deep instability left behind by the brutal experiments that created him.
The paragon of Autobot leadership and virtue, you'll see a picture of Optimus Prime if you look up "leadership" in a Cybertronian dictionary.
A good leader is a symbol to their soldiers. In the hallowed annals of Autobot history, there may be no more legendary a paragon of virtue and military accumen than Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots. He feels his role is the protection of all life, including Earth-life, and he fights fearlessly and unceasingly to defeat the Decepticons.
The most unexpectedly blunt weapon in the unfriendly skies, Ramjet lives up to his name at every opportunity, slamming into opponents at ferocious speeds in an attempt to knock them out of the air.
Being the Autobots' head of security doesn't make Red Alert a very cool customer, but when disaster strikes, he's a crucial team member. When disaster strikes, nothing gets past his sensors and no bot does a better job of making sure everyone knows something's amiss.
A legendary Autobot veteran and the source of countless thrilling tales from his battlefield exploits. Kup is as gruff and tough as a bot can be, but delights in his elder statesman status, often regaling his young comrades with a good story of missions past.
In a world of machines, Shockwave is may be the most cold and calculating of them all. Fueled by logic and a disdain for emotion, he approaches the war for robot supremacy with terrifying precision and a total absence of mercy.
This insidious Insecticon uses his antennae to control electrical devices and blast powerful bolts of electricity at his foes.
The biggest thorn in Megatron's side may not be the Autobots, after all. It may be his own Air Commander!
This high-flyer is a volatile container for a powerful fusion reactor. His frequent radiations and bizarre personality render him a bit of an oddity and a loner in the Decepticon ranks, but he's a fast, powerful bot and a problem for his enemies.