In advance of tomorrow's digital release of Age of Extinction and the home video release in two weeks, USAToday has posted an exclusive featurette showing some of the filming process- namely, the part of the process that involves things exploding. One crewmember boasts of "ten or twelve pounds of black powder" per shot, and actors and crew alike express their surprise at the scope of the practical effects. Keep reading to see the video!
Turned off by the chromed parts of Generations Jetfire? If you don't want to pay extra for a chrome-free Takara release, you may not have to resign yourself to just living with it. Cheetimus of Cheets' Tweaks has posted a video showing an easy and relatively safe method to remove vac metal chrome from plastic using two commonly available chemical products, first removing the clear red paint layer, then dissolving the chrome itself until bare plastic is all that's left. Check out the video embedded below!
Rovio has released a new video spotlighting Angry Birds' mascot character Red decked out as Optimus Prime for the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers game. While previously the name "Optimus Red" was trademarked, it seems as though Rovio and Hasbro decided not to mix their trademarks that
closely. Also worth mentioning is that the video features another snippet of music by The Transformers: The Movie
composer Vince DiCola! Keep reading to see and hear for yourself!
Five days remain until Age of Extinction is available through digital channels, and only nineteen until the DVD and Blu-Ray releases. In support of which, the official Transformers YouTube Channel has released a new behind-the-scenes video focusing on the "Cavalry Charge" of the Dinobots at the end of the film. Keep reading to see!
The official Transformers YouTube channel has posted a new video spotlighting the Walmart exclusive Age of Extinction figures, including the "old-mold" sets featuring Beast Wars' Terrorsaur as Strafe as well as the TF4 Legends- which confirms the previously rumored Lockdown and Hound Legends-class figures. Keep reading to see the video!
Thanks to Wes McGraw who has posted a video on his YouTube channel. We have an inside look at creating the voices and sounds of "Hasbro Toys" action figures based on the film "Transformers, Age of Extinction." See the video clip that features Wes McGraw and fellow voice actors in the studio recoding clips for the Transformers Age of Extinction Bumblebee, Grimlock, Lockdown and Stinger toys.
CBMTrailers has posted a featurette from the upcoming Age of Extinction DVD/Blu-Ray release. "Creating the Dinobots" is a two-minute short talking about the design concepts behind the Dinobots and the big battle at the end of the film, including the western theme the team was going for. Keep reading to see the video!
Transformers collectors everywhere has been drooling over the amazing vintage unproduced figures and other arifacts showing up on Ebay from seller z75sales such as the G2 Menasor set that sold for a whooping $27,000 USD!!! Not surprising, it turns out these items came from the estate of a Kenner / Hasbro employee who's got much more to show us. Thankfully, z75sales has taken to YouTube with their own channel to begin sharing these amazing pieces. Watch the first videos presenting an unknown Black Optimal Optimus Prototype and more from the Mackey-Florence toy collection.
z75sales, the eBay seller responsible for the recent G2 Menasor auction that shocked us all with a final price of $26,800, has posted a video detailing the source of the collection and its size and scope. Unsurprisingly, they're liquidating the collection of a former Hasbro/Kenner engineer. These first two videos explain how the authenticity of each piece is guaranteed, and give a look at the original prototype of Beast Wars Optimal Optimus! More videos are promised but for now, check out these two!
Jagex has released the second episode of Under The Hood
, their web series detailing the making and refinement of the Transformers Universe MOBA. This episode focuses on Peter Cullen and Frank Welker's voice recording sessions for the video game as Optimus Prime and Megatron. Keep reading to see!
The official Transformers YouTube channel has posted a commercial for Stomp & Chomp Grimlock, showing off the features of the massive electronic one-step changer with included Optimus Prime action figure. Keep reading to see for yourself!
The first in-package shots of QTransformers have appeared on Autobase Aichi along with a new preview video for QTransformers: Mystery of Convoy. It's an infinite runner based on the "classic" Famicom (Japanese Nintendo Entertainment System) game of the same name. It can't be any worse than that, believe me. Keep reading for the images and video!
The QTransformers promo video that we reported on last week has hit YouTube, and in addition to showing off the G1 Sideswipe and Prowl figures and annoucing an anime it also
reveals the existence of a QTransformers smartphone remake of one of the first and most unplayable Transformers video games, Convoy no Nazo
(The Mystery of Optimus Prime). Reimagined as a runner, you'll run infinitely from left to right while attacking such creative bosses as a giant Decepticon emblem. Keep reading to see the video!
Just released from Keith's Fantasy Club is a stop motion video to promote their Citizen Stack and Tempest figures. Also features X-Transbots Krank and Stax and some Hasbro/Takara toys. Animation by Harris Loureiro. Read on to watch the video now.
Transformers 4: Lost Age is out in Japan, and TakaraTomy is supporting the movie with both toy commercials, and a themesong for the kids' line of figures: "Kakkoeasy!" It's one of those difficult to translate Japanese wordplays that combines the words "Kakkoii" ("handsome" or "cool-looking") and "Easy" (which is written "i-ji-" in Japanese.) Definitely a song for little kids, but one with the sinister potential to bore into your head and never leave. Keep reading to hear it for yourself and see the toy commericial too!
Autobase Aichi has posted a link to a YouTube video from the Japanese premiere events for Lost Age/Age of Extinction. It features both a crazy lightshow focused on the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee statues we've seen so much of since June, and Jack Reynor (Shane Dyson) and Nicola Peltz (Tessa Yeager) answering questions in English which were asked in Japanese and looking appropriately confused. Keep reading to see the video! UPDATE: Just added images from the event.
Robot Kingdom has posted a video of X2Toys' upcoming Firing Pin figure (based on onetime Wreckers leader Impactor) which features a working springloaded pellet cannon, complete with loading system and hopper for semi-automatic fire. The hopper is detachable, and the loading system is disguised as one of Impactor's other
weapons- simply fill it, slide it over the hopper, and the gun is loaded. Keep reading to see the video, plus renders and in-progress photos!
BaCon got a chance to talk with Jerry Jivoin of Hasbro and talk about their plans and design work for 2015's Combiner Wars theme for Generations. Jivoin talked with fans at SDCC for about fifteen minutes, and talked about not just the combiners, but Windblade, IDW, and lots more. Thanks to Jerry and Hasbro for their time, and you can see the video by clicking on the title!