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!
BaCon's gotten video footage of the preview of Robots In Disguise 2015! The new animation style is looking good, and we get good looks at Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and the Elite Guard and Dinobot members of the team who are as-yet unnamed. Keep reading to see!
Fansproject has rendered transformation demonstration videos of upcoming entries into their Function-X series meant to represent Headmasters Hardhead, Apeface and Highbrow. They're all looking pretty good, and it's noteworthy that Hardhead seems to have two different face configurations. Click through to see all three videos!
Thanks to Autobase Aichi, we know that TakaraTomy has produced a 'Diorama Story' video for their Lost Age toyline that very much resembles their older toy commericials. If you want to check out an entertainingly cheesy video that shows off some of the One-Step figures and Power Battlers and their gimmicks, keep reading!
Composer Steve Jablonsky has sit down for a brief interview about his work scoring Age of Extinction, how it compares to his previous scores for the first three films, and the contributions of Imagine Dragons and Skrillex to the film. The score is now available through iTunes. Click through to see the video!
Singapore fangroup Planet Iacon has posted a link to the Japanese dubbed version of the Transformers: Lost Age (AKA Age of Extinction) trailer, and it does lend a certain charm to the whole thing. Click through to see the video and find out what Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Stanley Tucci sound like dubbed into Japanese!