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Old 28th December 2017, 10:23 PM
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Default Wizards of the Coast Transformers card game

After Hasbro acquired Wizards of the Coast gaming company about 20 years ago, they've finally decided to apply it to one of their own biggest toy Brands - Transformers.

The official announcement hasn't been made yet, but a magazine article says that it should be out around September/October 2018.

Some sample images and details can be seen here.

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The article features an interview with Wizards Of The Coast President Chris Cocks who revealed plans for a brand new Transformers themed next fall.
The game hasn’t been formally announced yet, but Cocks says it’s a title aimed both at young teens and the collector and toy audience. It will come out in September or October. “We think Transformers are cool and the game has interesting, unique mechanics,” he says. “All cards are two-sided, over-sized and feel bigger, weightier in your hand.” Cocks says the game has a relatively light learning curve, but a lot of depth. “It should take one or two times to understand how to play,” he says.
The game, which has a unique rule set, is built around two decks. One of the decks is a hero deck and the other is a powers and abilities deck used to “amp up heroes.” The strategy around play, he says, is to choose the right hero with the right abilities and powers. They’re also considering making a digital version of the game, once it launches, depending on how it is received. “Transformers will be brand new to Wizards.”

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Old 28th December 2017, 10:26 PM
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Pretty sure the art for those samples was already used in the mobile game Transformers Legends.
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Pretty sure the art for those samples was already used in the mobile game Transformers Legends.
It's possible that art was recycled for this game, or just recycled for this article... or just done by the same team/company that did the Legends art, giving a similar appearance.
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The art is absolutely recycled.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:TFLegendsApp-Megatron.jpg

The article makes it clear that the art is from the Wizards game, so I guess Hasbro has run out of artist???
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Why not recycle the art? Only the game players saw it and many players gave up on the game before it finishes. And it's good art. I would be happy if they released a set of trading cards without the gameplay just of the art.

Meanwhile it's taken a long time for a TF CCG to really come along. I remember the fan games from like 20 years ago, one using playing cards as a base. I even have sketches of cards I was coming up with (along the lines of Magic and the SW CCG) back in the late 90s!
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Once upon a time I used to play Magic The Gathering. I think I might buy a pre-constructed deck when the game comes out and play a few casual games to see what it's like.
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Why not recycle the art? Only the game players saw it and many players gave up on the game before it finishes. And it's good art. I would be happy if they released a set of trading cards without the gameplay just of the art
I emailed the game company back when the app was going, asking if the art would be released as normal cards but never got a response. However some of the cards from the Combiner Wars toy cards used that same art. Makes sense they would reuse it again as a lot of it’s quite good.

I feel the same - I’d like a set of the cards I could put in a collectors album rather than play a game with.

Speaking of which, I was kinda surprised I had that many TF cards I almost filled the TF card album that got released a few months ago. Given they are going to do cards with POTP toys I might have to buy a second and they ain’t real cheap.
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Hasbro has registered a Trademark for Transformers in the card game category, possibly for this upcoming Transformers battle card game.
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Looks like the official unveiling of the new Transformers trading card game from WOTC will be at SDCC later this month, and Hasbro have released information and promo images.


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TRANSFORMERS TCG from Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to Launch Later in 2018; Fans to Get Sneak Peek with Convention Edition Item at San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con
PAWTUCKET, RI AND RENTON, WA–JULY 10, 2018 Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, and Wizards of the Coast,a subsidiary of Hasbro and the publishers of the seminal trading card game Magic: The Gathering, provided more details today about a trading card game inspired by Hasbro’s iconic TRANSFORMERS franchise: the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game. Designed for players ages 8 and up, the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game will be available for purchase in the United States and certain other markets later in 2018.
The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of TRANSFORMERS character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. TRANSFORMERS character cards are huge – character cards in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance TRANSFORMERS character cards.
“The TCG format lets us pull TRANSFORMERS characters from across the brand’s massive history. From Bumblebee to Sunstorm – the game is digging deep into the TRANSFORMERS lore,” said Drew Nolosco, TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Brand Manager. “We can even focus on different aspects of the same character. Optimus Prime, for example, is immensely powerful in combat, but he’s also a master tactician. The Transformers TCG will let players explore the characters’ depth through engaging and tactical gameplay.”
At launch, TRANSFORMERS fans can look forward to the following:
· AUTOBOTS Starter Set – The AUTOBOTS Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, IRONHIDE and RED ALERT character cards. It will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
· TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs – Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 TRANSFORMERS character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Booster Packs will be sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
Fans can get a first look at four cards for the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game in July with the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Convention Edition. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego, Gen Con 2018 in Indianapolis and through the Hasbro Toy Shop at HasbroToyShop.com, where available, after the conventions. The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two TRANSFORMERS character cards (CLIFFJUMPER – RENEGADE WARRIOR and SLIPSTREAM – STRATEGIC SEEKER) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set or the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs.
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