On the third episode of RFC's new Transformers comics review podcast Fanboy Vs Transformers
, I had the opportunity to sit down and talked with James Roberts, who you might know as the writer of More Than Meets The Eye
. Talking about topics related to Elegant Chaos, the way the Transformers world works, obscure British sci-fi and more, this hour-long interview covers some very interesting ground! Click through to the full article for a link to the episode post, or click here
to check out all the episodes so far.
TFW2005 user SidneyY has posted a translated interview with TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki, who talks at length about the decisions that went into Superion and why Takara's version has different deco and has reintroduced Slingshot to the team. He also talks about the Japanese Legends line and his hope to create new products for it now that all of Generations will be shunted into Unite Warriors. And of course he talks about MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber, and how it was engineered to use as little paint as possible to avoid chipping on the complex toy. Keep reading for an excerpt and then check out the full interview at 2005!
Ben Yee of BWTF got the opportunity to sit down with Transformers Senior Brand Director Jerry Jivoin at Toy Fair, and they talked about Combiner Wars, how it came about, and how the decisions were made. Jivoin says that beginning with Wave 3, each wave will be dedicated to a single combiner, in this case Defensor! Also, did you know that Devastator was almost six LEADER class toys? Keep reading for an excerpt and a link!
ComicsAlliance has just posted an interview with Mairghread Scott, writer of Windblade, about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover! Revealed is the length of the crossover- six issues over the course of three months - and the fact that Windblade is going to continue on as a book after its conclusion and that Scott has longterm plans for the series and character. Scott also drops hints about a character she's wanted to write for ages making an appearance... Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full interview!
Thanks to our old friend Sean Long, who's posted a video from the SacAnime 2015 festival held in , Sacramento, CA last weekend. Perter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime made an appearance. It is way too early to know for sure, but he did say that Transformers 5 and 6 may be going back to the roots when asked about the concern about the darkness of the series so far. Read on for more on Transformers 5 is to released June 24, 2016.
Check out the Rik Alvarez interview about his upcoming Play With This Too toys at RetroRobotRadio. Includes the slides of his figures shown at TFcon Chicago 2014.
Tom Scioli sat down with Max Robinson of Deadshirt.net at the Small Press Expo to talk about his work on The Transformers vs. GI Joe
, his influences, his goals, and how success has put more eyes on his work at both Hasbro and IDW. Scioli is a smart guy with a good eye for comics and their history -and as usual, it shows in this interview. Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full conversation!
Newsarama has posted an interview with John Barber and Mairghread Scott about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover, a 2015 event which will happen in both Robots In Disguise
and the ongoing Windblade series
that- prior to five minutes ago, none of us had the slightest idea existed. Keep reading for quotes and info!
The Japan Times has published an article about Age of Extinction, its Japanese connections, and the samurai-inspired changes to the character designs. Bay also reveals that despite vowing that Dark of the Moon was his last Transformers film he was "prevailed upon, expertly" by a group or person he does not name to direct TF4. Will the same be true of TF5? We'll see. Keep reading for a link and selected quotes!
The 2005 forums have posted a translation of the interview featured in the Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide. Designer Hironori Kobayashi talks about his design work on MP-1 Optimus Prime, MP-08 Grimlock (The head/tail mechanism is inspired by Beast Machines Rattrap!), MP-09 Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod, and the upcoming MP-22 Ultra Magnus. Keep reading for an excerpt and a link!
The Huffington Post have posted an interview with three time Transformers movie writer Ehren Kruger who penned the latest "Transformers: Are of Extinction" movie that swept box offices last weekend. In the article the writer shares a number of insights about how the so-called new trilogy was decided on as well as many of the aspects be brings to the table. We learn about director Michael Bay's idea to make this new forray a "Father-Daughter" story as well as the origins of Lockdown and the one character Bay will never do (which means he will, at some point).
Age of Extinction's Jack Reynor (Shane Dyson) and Nicola Peltz (Tessa Yeager) were interviewed by io9 about what it was like to work with director Michael Bay and how the effects shots were accomplished. Peltz described one finished shot she got to see recently as "That was (Michael Bay) hitting me with a broom." Click the title for an excerpt and a link to the full interview!
Just in via Car and Driver is an interview with the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction director Michael Bay. He talks about some his very own vehicles we have seen in his movies, wrecking cars, some of the things that he did for the new movie and more about working with cars and movies. Read on for more details about working with Transformers and more.
IGN sat down to talk with actor Mark Wahlberg about "Transformers: Age of Extinction." The lead actor who plays Cade Yeager is pretty confident about this film letting us know we should "Expect to be Blown Away." He goes on to say there are plenty of surprises for new comers and die-hard fans. He also shares some insights about how the relationship with the Dinobots takes place. This might be a bit revealing for some so take note of SPOILERS AHEAD
Every new Transformers movie brings new twists to what they can do with a movie. This story of the Kristiansand company from Norway who produce special command chairs made for controlling drilling rigs who were asked to supply some props for the new movie. Judging from the image of the chair, it is not hard to see Cade Yeager jumping into the MH OCH 300 seat in his last ditch attempt to save the planet from evil robots. Read on for more on this story via the translated article and image showing the chair with a certain yellow robot we all know.
USA Today have posted short bit with voice actor Peter Cullen talking about the Optimus Prime voicing for the Transformers series over the years. Cullen will be reprising his role in the new movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" as the Autobot Leader character. Read on for his comments and a look a new image of Optimus Prime from the movie what will be out in theaters June 27, 2014.
There's more tricking in from the Entertainment Weekly interview with the director of the Transformers Age of Extinction move, Michael Bay. He's gives up some solid details on the Lockdown character who's got a face for a gun. Bay reveals he's a robot in the middle who's not on either side, he's just out to capture another "one person, one alien" to complete his mission and leave. Read the full quote from Bay on the Lockdown character.
Thanks to the Transformers Live Action Movie BLOG (TFLAMB) who have posted news of a recent interview from Entertainment Weekly with Transformers Age of Extinction director Michael Bay and actors Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. While they don't use the word "reboot," it was made pretty clear that the initial trilogy of films is now in the past and we're going into "a new Transformers" as described by the Director. Who goes on to say "It's always good to freshen it up and change the story."