Micheal Bay has responded to the press and public at large who have been suggesting the four time Transformers movie director has some misgivings about some of the movies be made before. This statement seems to be in response to the press thinking Bay's descriptions of the new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" movie being shot on larger scale compared to the the first movie shot in suburbia as a slight on previous films. Read Bays' full response below.
Packaging photography has been revealed on Planet Iacon's facebook page of another Optimus Prime toy for Age of Extinction. The call out at the top of the image for "15 steps" strongly indicates this to be a Voyager Class toy using the same simplified design plan about to be launched in Beast Hunters and that it will have a quick, easy conversion between modes. Keep reading
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As fans have gotten used to by now, the Transformers movies have been riding the cutting edge of cinema production technology. Once again, the new Transformers 4: Age of Extinction movie will have its hand on the latest and greatest visual production system. It was revealed by the blog /FILM Bay 4th will be very first movie to filmed using IMAX's new 3D digital camera, which will allow 3D capture in full IMAX. Read on for the full explanation of this exciting news.
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Multiple reports are starting to come in that the latest wave of Generations Deluxes are appearing in Targets in the United States. The wave including Skids, Waspinator, Goldfire and Dreadwing has been seen in at least one location at a sale price of $9.99, making their appearance very well timed! Spotter Dudicus has posted a photo of the assortment on shelves at his local store in Washington which we've mirrored below. Good hunting, toy fans!
Thanks to scans of color color guides from 78dm.net, we have our very first looks at three Transformers Age Of Extinction toys. Showing a Bumblebee, of course, we're also seeing Hound (Duke) whose stand-in vehicle had been seen previously on set, and for the first time we see Strafe (Paulie) of the Dinobots. These are "Power Attacker" toys, similar to Gravity Bots or Fast Action Battlers from previous movies, so don't get scared by the simplistic appearances. Check out all three toys below!
Following our previous report
of the illustration added to the story page for Transformers Cloud Guardians Of Time showing several new Generations characters like Hot Rod/Rodimus using the Generations Springer mold. We have the Prolog and First Episode of the Transformers Cloud Guardians Of Time prolog and back story that has been posted and google translated for our English readers. As usual, the translation is not great, but you can get the gist of what's in store. The Second Episode of the story will be released on December 4th with Six episodes listed in all.
An already very beautiful illustration added to the story page for Transformers Cloud posted on eHobby's website shows several existing Generations toys and the Cloud Optimus and Megatron, but also gives a tantalizing glimpse at a Hot Rod/Rodimus using the Generations Springer mold. Currently there is no indication this will be produced as a toy, but in the context I think the chances are pretty good. We don't yet have a translation of the page's text, so for now just admire the artwork!
TRAPPED! Alone on a strange world, the crew of the Lost Light struggle against an unknown enemybut what does this have to do with SHOCKWAVE's master plan? Answer: everything. Meanwhile, OPTIMUS PRIME finds an old friend in the Dead Universe!
The Transformers Collectors Club has tweeted the first photo of a production sample Treadshot with Catgut. The physical copy looks very much like the mock-up imagery produced during the recent subscription drive. Notable in particular is Catgut is shown cast in two colors, rather than the solid single color typical of Arms Microns. Release of the second subscription is likely still quite a way in the future, but we should be seeing more sample shots like this in the meantime.
First images have been released of the latest figure based on the Mugan Scope design from Keith's Fantasy Club. As promised leading up to the release of MC-20, this recolor and remold is based on Scalpel, at least as much as a bipedal robot design can be based on the insect-like movie character. Featuring a new head, chest piece and alternate accessories, this is more than a simple color swap. The images for now are just CGI renders but should be indicative of the final product due for release in January. See all the images below. bigbadtoystore.com
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We're excited to report that BMOG Toys
has cleared the halfway mark in their Kickstarter campaign to fund production of their first two figures! Following on thisnews, the BMOG team have now announced two new figure sets which will soon be added as stretch goals for reaching additional funding milestones. Keep reading
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Thanks to ACToys member andyanapple today we have our first in hand look at the final production version of Fansproject's third Headmaster-style Function series figure Smart Robin, based on Brainstorm. Unfortunately it looks like the rumors of a faceplate option have proven false, but this figure looks top notch in all other regards. Check out the gallery with over fifty photos here
Amazon has listed a preorder
for a new DVD set of Transformers Armada, following up on an announcement of new series DVD sets from Shout Factory for several Transformers TV shows. No other content information is known at this time, but the set is priced by Amazon at $31.49 and is due to ship in March, 2014.
TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki has shared several photos of the upcoming two pack Japanese release of Generations Hoist and Trailbreaker on his Twitter account. Besides showing the packaging, the toys are shown alongside their Generation 1 counterparts and in various robot mode shots showing off the more detailed decos found on this release of these figures. Click here
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TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki has once again been teasing soon to be released toys on his Twitter account. This morning he's tweeted pictures of "Bumblebee Goldbug", which is something of a halfway point between the Bumblebee and Goldfire figures from Hasbro's Generations line with lots of metallic gold and a blue Bumblebee head instead of the faceplated alternate head we'll have on Goldfire. Keep reading
to see all the photos.
Along with TakaraTomy Mall opening preorders for Optimus Prime, eHobby has launched their part of the shared Transformers Cloud exclusive pair. Megatron is a G1-based recolor of the "GDO" retool of Voyager Bludgeon. Several images have been posted along with the preorder, which is only open to residents of Japan. Orders are expected to be filled at the end of May, 2014. See the full gallery.