Time reports that there is some doubt as to whether Age of Extinction really cracked the hundred million dollar barrier this weekend. The more conservative estimate is $97.5 million, still ever so slightly more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier
but a significantly lower amount than Dark of the Moon. What does this mean for the film, the franchise, and Hollywood's disappointing year in general? Click for a quote and a link to the full artlicle!
Many fans were more than a little disappointed to hear that High Moon Studios would not be working on the third game in the War For Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron series. But if not Transformers, what are
they working on? Recent job postings on Activision Blizzard's website may provide some insight.
Korean pop entertainment news site, Kopstarz, is reporting on the Transformers 4: Age of Extinction movie trailer that will Premier on Feburary 2 at the Super Bowl XLVIII. According to the article the trailer is rumored to feature the Dinobots leader Grimlock along with the Autobot leader Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. As always, these claims are not confirmed so take them with a grain of salt as anything can happen between now and then.
Following the concept cars sighting by kingmyreee, we find there is a mention in the comments by the instragram membter that Mark Wahlberg and Tryrese Gibson were spotted on the set. The comment follows from kingmyreee: "Shooting some scene. They don't got the cars out yet but Mark Walhberg and Tyrese is here" Gibson has mentioned
he may be back for Transformers 4, but this could be a confirmation he is. Surely, more sightings will be made soon if that IS him. Watch the second June 26th video clip
for the comments on the sighting.
Thanks to a post on the Allspark, we have news of solicitations going around Malaysia that lists many Takara Tomy Transformers items under series names that we have not seen for a long time. Could these be repacks of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters toys or new releases with different decos under the Platinum Edition heading? Its hard to tell right now, but the listing includes exciting names like Ultra Magnus, Classic Predaking, Grimlock Vs Bruticus and more of what appear to be Asia exlusive releases that you can see below.
Thanks to Planet Iacon, following up news Year Of Snake Platinum Series Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme releases in Singapore on January 22, we have some additional news that there will be two more Transformers Platinum Edition Exclusives coming later this year. It is not clear if these will be Year of Snake exclusives or something else. Stay tuned fore more details as they are made available. Leave a comment below with what two figures would you like to see made as Platinum Series exclusives.
Thanks to our pals at the Allspark, we have heard a rumor that we could be getting some new Transformers Beast Hunters Voyager Class figures! According to the info posted. They have connections to a Walmart employee who claims to have discovered Transformers Beast Hunters inventory listings for the voyager class figures Shockwave (BST SHKW) and Ultra Magnus (BST UM) along with the Optimus Prime and Predaking we know of all ready.
Thanks to griffin over at Ozformers, who has posted an image from Toy Hobby Retailer magazine of what may be a new Transformers Thanks ot Generations G1 Optimus Prime figure design. The image that appears in a magazine article celebrating Hasbro's 90th year as a toy maker. Is an illustration that depicts an Optimus Prime with man of the hallmarks of the Generation 1 version. What is even cooler is the Roller vehicle presented as a Targetmaster weapon! Take this at face value, as we have no news of a new figure at this time.
The Irish Film & Television Network are reporting that Irish actor Jack Reynor is the has been give the lead role with Mark Wahlberg in the next Transformers 4 film. According to the site, Bay has offered the role himself to Reynor after three screen tests. According to the article, Bay was extremely impressed with the actor who beat out five other contenders for the part. While there has been a lot of bogus news around lately, this story feels like it is legit considering the source is an industry level film publication. That said, we will take the news as a rumor for now. Read more about Transformers 4 and Reynor below.
Has the hunt for new cast leads begun for Transformers 4? It seems a bit strange that another Web site would make a post for lead actors, but that's what's happened at SpoilerTV. This could very well be bunk, but worth noting they have posted a description about Transformers 4 that appears to be looking for a new female lead to play a high school senior. Read the full details below for the full reveal. Keep in mind there is a lot of speculation in the movies, so take as a rumor till it is confirmed officially.
Thanks to dy over at ACToys who has posted an image that appears to reveal two possible new releases for the Asian Transformers market next year. The image scanned from a magazine show two figures that will be offered as exclusives for Chinese New Year, February 2012. Shown are images of an Energon Optimus Prime and an Energon Omega Supreme that will have Year of the Snake designs much like we saw on Year of the Dragon Optimus Prime. That is all we have to go on at this time and fair to warn this my not be a sure thing. Stay tuned for more details as they are made available.
Hasbro, Inc. may be looking to release additional waves of Transformers Prime First Edition Arcee, Cliffjumper, and Vehicons as well as Transformers Dark of the Moon Que (Mercedes Benz E550) in Asia, according to multiple sources. The case breakdown for the Prime figures including two (2x) of Arcee and three (3x) each of Cliffjumper and Vehicon. The information also specifies that each case of Transformers Dark of the Moon waves will include only Que figures, meaning that all eight (8) in the case will be one figure. Continue...
Before Takara Tomy's Masterpiece MP-11 Starscream even hits retailers next month
, the company has announced that they will repaint the mold as MP-11S Sunstorm. According to Malaysian retailer Toy Wizard, the company will release the figure towards the end of May 2012. In addition to this bit of news, Toy Wizard also reports that Takara Tomy has separately announced that Encore #23 as Sixshot. Keep reading for more
Thanks to a post over at ACToys, we've got a glimpse of what could be a Star Saber action figure from a third party company. There is not much to go on but the name, "DB2-01 ARMORED SABER" and an black and white image. The photo that has been purposely distorted, looks a hell of a lot like the Transformers: Victory Saber action figure. IF this is for real, let us hope this a full scale figure with both tar Saber and Victory Leo at a decent price.
Looks like news of Powermaster upgrade for Animated Optimus Prime has surfaces. Thanks to TFW member Sioce who has posted an image that shows a silhouette that looks a lot like the concept art for Animated Powermaster Optimus Prime that was part of the Allspark Almanac book that filled out a lot of the Transformers Animated Universe. The image show a name, "Firemaster," with slogan: "Keep Animation Alive". Check out the image new thrid party "Firemaster" image and the AA Powermaster Optimus Prime for comparison after the jump.
Looks like there is another Transformers: Dark of the Moon teaser poster floating around. This one features a big Decepticon symbol in the black and white chromed look of the first official DOTM logo. This looks like the faction symbol posters we have seen for the previous films. So this could be something old or an unofficial fan made poster. We'll find out in a few days when Bay calls BS, or not, via his blog. In the mean time take a look after the jump.
Transformers Generations may be on hiatus for the onslaught of toys we are going to get for Transformers Dark of the Moon
, but that does not stop some speculation. An alternate head has been unveiled on the instruction sheet of the soon-to-be-released Generations Warpath, continuing an ongoing trend. The head looks quite similar to Hardhead, in the image provided by Down_Shift. What do you think? Speculate in the comments!
A screenshot of what is purpotedly from Transformers: Dark of the Moon
has surfaced on the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog
and the the blog speculates that it is Blitzwing. The image is attributed to "oni." The screenshot is a view of a Transformer from behind, showing tank tracks as well as wings, leading to believe that the robot is a triple changer. What do you think of the possibility of a triple changer? Let us know in the comments!