An interesting news story has just surfaced that we are choosing to classify as a RUMOR
until we find corroboration: a site called Entertainment Unlimited
has posted a story claiming that Beast Wars
is scheduled to make its return in late 2018 as a Netflix Animated Series! Marvel Comics writer Jason Aaron
is said to be the scripter for the series, and a character list is given - though, given some of these characters one has to assume that this is an all-new continuity and not some kind of continuation of the original. (Which is slightly inevitable since, y'know, Beast Machines.
Keep reading for the list!
TFW2005 has posted a message from online retailer Toyshoppe claiming that LG-EX Black Convoy is coming as a Tokyo Toy Show exclusive this June. It's not super-surprising to any of us that Titans Return
Voyager class Optimus Prime would get made into Robots In Disguise Scourge by TakaraTomy, but it is a little surprising that it seems to be happening before the mold is otherwise released in Japan. Keep reading to see the notice!
Transformers@TheMoon, which tracks Hasbro trademarks likely to be Transformers-related, has posted the specifics of a recent Hasbro filing with the US Patent Office. The filing, specified for being related to conventions and related entertainmnent uses, is for the phrase "The Premier Hasbro Fanmily Event
." Keep reading for more speculation and info on this filing and details on the trademark itself!
So yesterday, ExVee suggested that we may get an entire preview wave
based on the Premier Edition packaging also being used for Deluxe Barricade. But I have a different theory, and I believe - based on a combination of what we know from various toy listings and good old-fashioned pedantry about the English language - that I can back it up. Keep reading for some toy detective work!
With the new trailer hitting the Nets, there's a number of interesting news stories to go along with it. For those not paying attention to the title, the Transformers 6: Bumblebee spin-off definitely begins with Transformers 5 The Last Knight. According to Colliger by way of co-Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. This film will be "laying a pipe" for the Bumblebee movie. He goes on to say we won't notice the "pipe", but it may be too late for that. There is also some word of an alternate, R-rated Bumblebee script idea. Read on for more.
TFW2005 forum member Prime135
has posted an image from ToysRUs' computer showing a mystery RID product called "Decepticon Showdown." It's priced at $39.99, and that's all we actually know about it. ...at least until this time next week when SDCC happens, if I had to guess. Odds are good that it's a boxset - either that or there's an upcoming Decepticon character named Showdown who's important enough to get a $40 toy. Keep reading to see the listing!
Tyreese Gibson, who played Sgt Epps in the first Transformers movie. Has taken to his Facebook account with a recent comment that he is close to sharing some good news. Following up with the statement that he loves that the fans have been calling for his return.
Ever since the announcement of Josh Duhmel who played his co-hort as Sgt Lennox would be in Transformers 5, Tyreese has been publically gunning to join the old crew. Could this finall be it?
Michael Bay has just taken to Twitter to post a line he uttered in today's video that we shared earlier.
"Is Squeaks camera-ready?" This raises a fair number of questions, most of all: who is Squeaks? And is that a real character name or just a codename, in the fashion of the Rocky-
themed codenames from Dark of the Moon
? Who knows, but keep reading to see the tweet for yourself!
Take this one as a rumor for now, but we may have our next Autobot vehicle mode sighting from Transformers: The Last Knight. While they're being extremely
subtle about their role in distributing the image, the TransformersCars Facebook group has shared a photo of a military vehicle, noted as featuring the same decorative marking as Hound had in Age of Extinction.
It may be a while before this can be substantiated, but assuming it's not a hi-and-die appearance, fans may be pleased if Hound really is returning for the fifth movie. Click through to take a look.
The official Transformers Twitter account has posted a teaser about the next robot character reveal for Transformers: The Last Knight!
All we know at the moment is that the character "already has an armor of gold," and that he's being referred to as "Cybertron's newest knight." Is it Bumblebee? Will he be made the Last Knight in time to carry his solo movie? Time will tell, but keep reading to see the tweet!
The Cuban news site Radio Rebelde has posted details of the impending Transformers 5: The Last Knight shoot in Cuba! The information given is mostly background information but represents a new plot development so we're marking it with a SPOILER WARNING
here. Keep reading only if you really want to know!
There's been speculation going around for a while now on what exactly Legends Fortress Maximus' light and sound features would include. Many of us hoped for at least the "HEAD ON!"
catchphrase used in the The Headmasters
anime. Now, website Anime-Export has gone a step beyond that, claiming original actor Ikuya Sawaki will be recording new lines for the figure. Keep reading for the listing!
Transformers Fest attendee @chromless, the source of many of the pictures we've posted since last night, has posted a pair of Tweets identifying the next Beast Wars MP figure as Cheetor! Apparently more details will be given at one of the major Japanese toy shows in June. That's an encouraging sign - if they're not jumping straight to Megatron we may be in for an extended BWMP line! (Though that's just speculation on my part.) Keep reading to see the Tweets!
Live in Detroit? Want to scout out where Michael Bay will strike next, or even possible see a series of extremely profitable explosions being filmed? The site On Location Vacations has a list of potential shooting locations for the upcoming film, which is scheduled to be in the motor city until October. There's even a rumor posted as to where Bay himself will be staying during the shoot. Keep reading to see!
The Czech news site expats.cz reports that Michael Bay may be considering shooting locations within the Czech Republic for the upcoming Transformers 5. This comes shortly after prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka made a journey to Los Angeles to court Hollywood producers for filming in his home country. Producers for TF5 were allegedly seen scouting locations in the country, so I guess it worked! Keep reading for more details.
The TFWiki has tweeted an image and link to a new trademark filing with the US Patent Office. The trademark? "HasCon" - which of course would be a useful name for a convention dedicated to all
Hasbro products, not just Transformers. The trademark was filed just 6 days ago, right after BotCon, which also amounts to some interesting timing? What does it all mean, and does this mean that the CybertronCon name is no longer in consideration? No way to tell yet, but keep reading to see the details of the filing.
Screen Daily reports that Michael Bay's production company is considering shooting locations in the United Kingdom and in Iceland for the next round of Transformers movies. Both countries offer tempting tax breaks and financial incentives for productions that choose to film there, so Bay may be adding those to Transformers 5 and its sequels in addition to US locations. Keep reading for the details!
Maz of TFSquareOne has posted photos sent to him of a test shot of MP-25 Tracks. This in and of itself isn't too noteworthy - except that it has a new head with an unproduced toy-style faceplate! What does it mean? Is this toy of the unproduced past or the yet
to be produced future? Well, Maz has a few ideas about that - keep reading for an excerpt from his post, photos, and a link to the full article!