The Marin Independent Journal is reporting today that production for Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
has begun in the Peacock Gap area, in San Rafael, California. The movie caught attention recently by taking a sizeable incentive from the state of California to film the entire movie within its borders. This leg of production is reportedly codenamed Brighton Falls, though whether that will relate to the content of the movie, such as the location it takes place in, is unknown. A photo from just outside the closed filming was posted with the article. You can find that mirrored below.
Paramount Home Media Distribution has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray director Michael Bay's blockbuster's Transformers: The Last Knight. The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the Transformers' 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection. All four releases will be available for purchase on September 26.
A little while back, TakaraTomy polled for what Legends Series toys respondents in Japan would be interested in having another shot at. From those results, several preorders went up on TakaraTomy Mall, with the condition that they could be canceled if enough orders weren't received. It seems that has in fact been the case, with Autobase Aichi now reporting a number of those reissues will no longer be happening. Keep reading to find out which ones didn't make the cut!
TakaraTomy Mall has just activated an interesting preorder. From today through August 30th, customers in Japan can place a preorder for a rerelease of Titan Class Metroplex. Metroplex is priced at 27,000 Yen (the standard 25,000 Yen price plus 8% tax), and is scheduled for delivery in January. Metroplex has become fairly expensive on the aftermarket in any variety, so a reissue of even the Japanese version should hopefully increase accessibility for everyone. New (or revised) packaging is likely, but no other immediate differences present themselves with this edition. Click through for a link to the TakaraTomy Mall page.
Variety is reporting on a possibly sticky situation in the movie world going on right now. Executives from Paramount's parent company Viacom are heading to meet the bosses of Huahua Media in China, spurred in no small part by the box office run of The Last Knight
falling well short of expectations. Though other recent failures such as Ghost in The Shell
are also cited, it's no secret Transformers
was the last real hope everyone was holding on to this year. The results of the meeting remain to be seen, but it wouldn't be surprising if Chinese investment in Paramount's productions may be a thing of the past. Keep reading for more...
Site Sponsor Robotkingdom has posted to Facebook with a list of TakaraTomy's January releases! Up first is the LG-58 Legends Clone Bot Set, followed by LG-59 Blitzwing and LG-60 Overlord! On the Masterpiece Side, MP-40 is revealed as Targetmaster Hot Rodimus. Keep reading for pricing details!
It's been a while since the first information hit about the collaboration project between mobile phone provider au and TakaraTomy to make transforming toys based on their Infobar handset. The first of these to be generally available is now up for preorder on TakaraTomy Mall. The Optimus Prime "ANNIN Version" is based on the white variation of the Infobar phone, and the robot elements are inspired by the movie series Optimus Prime. This product is expected for release in December, and is priced at 5400 Yen. No word on the availability of the red Optimus or the other characters shown previously. Click through for stock photos and product link!
WWE pro wrestler and occasional meme John Cena has been cast in a lead role in the Bumblebee movie, per Hollywood Reporter.
Cena's part is unspecified, but we do have a synopsis of the film, which begins shooting today! So, are your hopes for the film increased, decreased or unchanged with this addition? Keep reading for more details and then let us know in the forums!
Over at Zone Base, Rob Springer's
Walgreens source has found some interesting information on the Titans Return
Clones Set! Wingspan and Cloudraker will be priced as Deluxes, for US $17.99, and are set to ship in August. August 5th in fact, so it seems the hunt begins anew. Keep reading to see for yourself!
's Zone Base
site has another Walgreens-related scoop! His source was able to find more info on the upcoming exclusive Deluxe Wreck-Gar, confirming it as a Generations figure. Will it be a reuse of Reveal The Shield
Wreck-Gar, or something else? We don't know yet, but keep reading to see more info from Walgreens' computers!
Over at his Zone Base
website, Radio Free Cybertron's own Rob Springer
has posted an article about more findings in Walgreens' computer, where we just found out that there's a Deluxe Wreck-Gar headed our way!
It seems that the budget-minded Cyber Battalion figures are finally coming to the US... and also an interesting curiosity from a line that seemingly didn't happen. Keep reading to see!
Many if us have been focusing on a particular Walgreens exclusive of late, that being the Clone two pack of Wingspan and Cloudraker coming later this year. But that may not be alone. Shown as a still image in a Youtube video from user rektangular, there's a photo of what's said to be a Walgreens inventory screen, on which an exclusive Deluxe Wreck-Gar is seen listed. The simplest answer is that this is the 2010 Generations Junkion mold once again, especially since it was just put in use earlier this year for a Platinum Edition set. But, the possibility of an interesting surprise always exists. We'll keep an eye out for more info, meanwhile, click through to see the inventory list image for yourself!
With SDCC 2017 put to bed and some other sources of information having been available to us, it's time to sit down and ask the question: what exactly do we know about Power of the Primes? And the answer is: not everything, but a lot. We've guessed a lot... and there were kind of some leaks that happened Monday too. Keep reading to see what we know and how we know it!
Typically Transformers movies have had budgets around the 200 million dollar level, which includes The Last Knight
with an estimated budget of $217 million - which according to Box Office Mojo, it still has not made back in its domestic ticket sales* as of July 20th. With this in mind, it's perhaps little surprise that the next movie up, the prequel focused on Bumblebee is being run much more lean. Screenrant has reported on the situation and given us a surprisingly low budget projection for the movie. Keep reading to find out what the film will be working with!
Our second Titans Return collector card image to be leaked today is not as life changing as a Headmaster Arcee might be for some, but it is interesting in its own right. That same Weibo source put up an image of a collector card for Titan Master Ultra Magnus. Why is this interesting? For one thing, because Titan Master pricepoint items don't have collector cards! And neither do Titans Return box sets, for which Ultra Magnus is believed to have been intended at one time. Keep reading to see the image and for more information!
It's time! Hasbro has begun collecting the final votes for the Transformers Hall of Fame, with winners to be announced at HasCon 2017. Nine entrants are represented across three categories - with five out of the nine matching your top Hall of Fame choices in our voting last week! There are separate polls on Facebook and Instagram, so click through for links to both!
You voted, and Hasbro listened! The finalists for the Transformers Hall of Fame are in - and in particular, it seems like TFormers' votes for Toy Of The Year were pretty indicative of the finalists! Also included are the finalists for Favorite Character and Favorite Movie Character - keep reading to see the lists for yourself!
Autobase Aichi has posted a list of TakaraTomy's upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight
releases! In addition to Crosshairs, Bumblebee, Strafe, and Scorn, there's a few mystery figures on the list. Who are they? Keep reading for Autobase Aichi's best guesses!