We've got more info in tonight from BaCon who's been spending the day on a special Paramount tour. A more thorough report will be coming soon, but for now we have some more tidbits to share that were revealed during the previews and other special happenings. At least some of this had been known previously, though the reveals were spread out quite a bit. Keep reading for recaps and new info, but beware of spoilers if you're worried about the plot!
Once again TFormers was privileged with an invitation to a fan event being held by Paramount to let various fansite representatives come and take tours and get some behind the scenes on The Last Knight
. Our own admin BaCon is in attendance, and has sent us back some early tidbits to share! We'll have a full report and photos from the event very soon, but in the meantime keep reading to find out some of what's been happening today!
The LA Times has published an article today talking about Hasbro's forward-looking plans with their feature film business. As we'd heard about previously, Hasbro is planning their own cinematic universe in the style of Marvel's movies, bolstered by the runaway success of the Transformers film series. This article goes in to a little more detail on early plans for that, including a new try at GI Joe. There's also a little bit about next year's Bumblebee-focused spin off movie. Keep reading for select excerpts and a link to the article!
The Alberta Film Ratings Board has listed a new Transformers: The Last Knight
trailer as just having been classified! The trailer, which is rated PG, is expected to see release with a film hitting theatres in the next couple of weeks. Which film? Well, we've got a pretty good guess on that one... keep reading!
Website Cosmic Book News is reporting that during the Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon this weekend, we should expect a new preview to debut for Transformers: The Last Knight
. Along with Wonder Woman
and the soon upcoming Power Rangers
, we're led to believe these movies will each see some new footage premiere for this event on Saturday night. The Last Knight
star Isabela Moner is known to be attending the show as well. If a new teaser is shown, we expect a web version to become available soon after.
The Hive lives on!
Amazon Spain has posted listings for a few new Transformers: The Last Knight
products, two of which are previously-unannounced Premier Series figures! At the Voyager class we've got Bumblebee, and at the Leader class, Dragonstorm! No images yet, but keep reading for links to the pages.
Entertainment website Deadline is reporting that the Bumblebee-focused entry in the Transformers live action movie series due in 2018 now has a director on board. Travis Knight will have the distinction of directing the first live action film installment that won't be in Michael Bay's care. Knight was previously the director for Kubo And The Two Strings
, and while that is a short credit list in this role, it's a pretty powerful first effort.
Man, it's going to be neat to see what TakaraTomy does with this one, huh? Action Robo's Facebook page has posted a listing for LG-43 Dinosaurer, AKA Trypticon,
as a late August release costing 25,000 Yen, or roughly $223 USD by current exchange rates. Keep reading to see the listing (in Japanese)!
The UK toy retailer Smyths has posted a listing for the Tiny Turbo Changers
, the new transforming blind-bagged figures revealed last weekend at Toy Fair 2017! Thanks to these listings, we know a couple of new things about these, including their size and an interesting detail about their packaging that could hint at a Transformers: The Last Knight
mobile game. Keep reading to see!
The cast and crew of Transformers: The Last Knight
have arrived at Toy Fair 2017! Represented by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
, director Michael Bay
, and actors Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock,
and Isabela Moner
, the TF5 team is on hand to greet retailers and check out the Last Knight
toyline! Keep reading for a selection of photos from Instagram and Twitter.
Radio Free Cybertron has posted a new RFC Extra episode featuring audio recorded during the Transformers Brand Team Q&A session held during the Saturday presentation at Toy Fair in New York. Recorded by RFC's diecast, and Anthony from TFU.info, the half hour-ish segment digs in to some interesting info that may not have otherwise made its way out so far. We've picked out highlights from the session and summarized them in the full article below, and you can find a link to the RFC post so you can listen to the original event. Keep reading!
If Cartoon Network scheduling wasn't quite working out for you, a new option for watching recent Robots in Disguise episodes has just opened up. For users in the United States, Netflix has added the entirety of season 2 as well as the 6 extra episodes that followed its conclusion, offering a total of 19 new episodes on the streaming service. We've learned via Q&A time at Toy Fair that the third season, corresponding to the Combiner Force sub-branding, will continue to air on Cartoon Network, though a premiere date has not yet been set. Happy viewing!
And rounding out our set of official info from Hasbro is Transformers: The Last Knight
! Included, among others, are pricing info for Tiny Turbo Changes, RC Autobot Sqweeks, One-Step Changers, Allspark Tech, Premier Edition Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader figures, and more! Keep reading to see for yourself.
Hasbro has released the official product information for Titans Return! Primarily, these descriptions call out wave 4 figures we'd already known about, and nothing further. Also notable is the absence of pricing info on the Velocitron and Cybertron boxsets. But Trypticon's pricing and release info is available within! Keep reading to see the rundown.
Hasbro has officially released their 2017 Product Information for Robots In Disguise! Featuring Crash Combiners, Team Combiners, and more, this press release covers the products expected for the spring and fall for RID. Most of it is frontloaded for Spring 2017 which, coupled with the investor slide from Friday showing a new show for 2018, allows us to draw some pretty clear conclusions about RID Season 3 being the show's last. Keep reading to see!
This bit of news was announced during the Hasbro Transformers product previews that the next Prime in line will be none other than Optimus Primal! This is not a great surprise considering all the attention the he has gotten with the new Masterpiece figure and recent reveal of a Beast Wars cartoon revival. Not that I am disappointed, I thinks its just Prime! Read on to see the official work from the group page.
We are live blogging from the Hasbro press presentation being held at the 2017 New York Toy Fair. There is no filming or recording during this portion of the even. We will be bringing you images from the showroom after the presentation so stay-tuned. Be sure to update your browser over the course of the next hour for the latest news and information Hasbro makes here.
Amazon has an order page up for a new Robots in Disguise home video release. This new "collection" represents season 2 ...albeit just a small portion. Releasing on May 30th for about $15, the DVD contains the opening and closing two-parters for RID's second season. And nothing else. Overloaded, and Decepticon Island comprise four of the thirteen episodes of season 2, aligning with the stated 88 minute runtime for the disc. A cover image is included, which you can find mirrored in the full article. Keep reading for that and the product link.