We've been speculating when we would see the first trailer debut for The Last Knight
, with smart money on Rogue One
or Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
. Tonight Michael Bay himself weighed in with a short video posted to Twitter that reveals that the trailer will appear starting December 16th with Star Wars: Rogue One
. So if you're eager for a Transformers movie fix - or eager for a new Star Wars installment, it looks like you can have both at once! Click through to see the original video message.
Paramount Pictures International has posted a new featurette highlighting the partnership between director Michael Bay and IMAX - leading up to Transformers: The Last Knight
being the first film to be shot in IMAX 3D. There's not a lot of new Last Knight
footage or info to be seen if you've been following preproduction, but the background on how much Bay has influenced IMAX technology is definitely fascinating. Keep reading to see!
Japanese speaking YouTube reviewer Wotafa has just released his review of Demonicus Prominon, Mastermind Creation's Nemesis Prime-themed recolor of Seraphicus Prominon, their unofficial Nova Prime. Besides being impressively large, the figure - an exclusive to the Singapore Toy, Game, & Comic Convention - sports the always attractive "Nemesis" color scheme as well as a lot
of vac-metal. Man, handle with care... keep reading to see the review!
Thanks to Youtube stop motion artist youheidx, we've got a quick, fun video showing off Tripredacus - the original Tripredacus from the 1997 Beast Wars lineup. The second year Beast Wars Ultra figures were both combiners, offering three figures dancing around the Deluxe size in a $20 box. Hard to imagine these days, isn't it? Tripredacus in its time held a reputation of being very difficult to transform and combine thanks to its engineering, making the attempt at creating a stop motion with it just that much more impressive. But we'd say this one worked out just fine. You can see for yourself in the video embedded below!
Once again, Transformers@TheMoon has produced previously-unheard audio from their collection of Sunbow G1 cassettes! Today's episode is "Divide & Conquer," episode 6 of the original cartoon. Like "Roll For It," these tapes are devoid of processing, thus giving you the opportunity to hear the lines exactly as Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Chris Latta, and all the rest performed them. Keep reading to hear!
Transformers At The Moon has another collection of never before heard deleted audio content from the G1 cartoon. "Roll For It" is the next entry, coming in at about 8 minutes of material. No fully new scenes are contained, but there's a fair bit of expansion present, a small portion of which with audio issues, which are speculated as being a possible reason for those lines being cut. The full transcript is quite lengthy and was published separately from the Youtube video. We've copied that in the full post below for ease of viewing, so click through and enjoy! And thanks once again to Transformers At The Moon for this great piece of history!
Transformers At The Moon has put together another collection of previously unheard audio clips to share on their Youtube channel! The latest subject is "Transport To Oblivion", the first season 1 episode following "More Than Meets The Eye". Notables in this are a deleted exchange between Ironhide and Optimus about launching their ship, acknowledging the end of MTMTE pt 3, and Frank Welker's Megatron and Soundwave dialogue having no processing effects applied, giving a rare chance to hear the "real" voices of the characters. The video is embedded below, check it out!
Principle photography in the UK wrapped up for The Last Knight
, which means stars and production staff are moving on to whatever is next for them - but not before sharing words of thanks and appreciation for the places they visited and worked at during their time there. The major cast members are represented in a video posted to the official Facebook page, while Michael Bay posted a photo in front of his jet with a short message. You can view both below!
Paramount's UK arm has posted a video to their Youtube video featuring a highlight reel of "The Last Night", a London wrap party for ...the cars. Yes, it seems that in observance of principle filming concluding in the UK, a wrap party of sorts was carried out where the car props for Bumblebee, Barricade, and Crosshairs were out and available for photo ops one evening. The guests at the party seemed to be having a great time, but unfortunately during the one minute video, the cars had no comments to share. The video is embedded below, so take a look for some glamour shots of the vehicles!
Today's new video from the Transformers Movie Facebook page shows off one of the tools of the trade, when one's trade involves shooting sequences in settings that can spin and tumble. No, it probably isn't going to be inside a giant Cybertronian washing machine - or is it?
- but at least one sequence has required Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock to endure some time in the "Room Roll" cage to get that realistic effect of being sent flying when your floor is suddenly your ceiling. We have the video embedded below, so check it out!
It's Michael Bay and company's last day filming in the UK for Transformers: The Last Knight,
and he's streaming live to mark the occasion! No way to know what he has planned, but he promises surprises, so click through to watch!
It is unusual for a Hasbro Designer Desk video to spotlight a Masterpiece figure - not least of which because MPs tend to be projects initiated by TakaraTomy. But because of that, this Masterpiece Bumblebee episode of Transformers Designer Desk has a very special guest star, Mr. Shogo Hasui! Keep reading to see the video!
A new video from the Transformers Movie Facebook page shows something of a quick highlight reel of the UK filming, with a large group of military personnel being staged and charging up a hill, while a camera helicopter covers the action and Michael Bay calls all the shots on his megaphone. Josh Duhamel and Santiago Cabrera can be seen prominently in one brief shot during the clip among the uniformed personnel. Keep reading to check it out embedded below!
In the continuation of one of the most amazing discoveries in our fandom, Transformers At The Moon has released the contents of another audio tape of previously unheard dialogue from the G1 cartoon. This installment covers all of More Than Meets The Eye part 2, with the new content running around five minutes in total. There aren't any fully new scenes discovered, but some are expanded quite a bit versus the TV broadcast. And once again we've put together stills from the aired episode the lend context to the various snippets of audio. Keep reading for that and the embedded video!
From Wanna-Hobby we have a neat video clip to share. We learned a while back that Masterpiece Inferno manages to hide the firetruck ladder by packing it in the robot's torso, and while that seems like a good engineering job just from a basic description, it turns out it didn't truly sell the magic. This video shows the entire process of ladder (and some other bits of firetruck) collapsing away to fit in to a much tinier volume than they began. It's a really fantastic process to see, and you can check it out yourself in the embedded video below!
Transformers@TheMoon has posted their final tape from the very first episode of The Transformers,
"More Than Meets The Eye, Part 1"! This one is a bit light on new material, but we do get more of voice director Wally Burr directing "body english" takes! This isn't the last of TF@TM's material, but they've finally reached the end of the first third
of the 1984 premiere. Click through to listen!
Thanks to the fine folks at ASM
, we have a pair of quick videos demonstrating the newly revealed Combiner Force sets from Robots in Disguise. The two packs feature a pair of figures that combine top to bottom to make a larger robot, much like Transformers Energon, but now with fun automorph style features that engage when the toys are connected together. The first videos shows the combination, and the second shows an individual figure being posed. Both are embedded, so click through to take a look!
Transformers@TheMoon continues its exploration of a collection of audio cassettes containing dialogue from the G1 cartoon! Today they're focusing on "body english" - grunts of exertion and pain and other basic sounds needed to accompany action scenes. (There's also a single example of mild profanity from Chris Latta, in case you're listening to this in a work environment.) We also get to hear voice director Wally Burr forget Megatron's name - but bear in mind this is from everyone's first day of work. Click through to hear the audio!