Yesterday's "it's a wrap" post from Michael Bay featuring the highlight reel of the production made the announcement that we could expect to see The Last Knight
's trailer for the first time today. But now we've received word on when and where to be watching for that to happen. The broadcast debut will run during Monday Night Football on TV in North America, with it planned to go live online soon after to give everyone who's not ready for some football the opportunity to see it as well. We'll have more on this later tonight, so stay tuned for incoming updates!
Actor Josh Duhamel took to Twitter the other day to express his regret at being unable to be in the crowd the next time the Minnesota Vikings were to play. This is relevant to us because he explained that he was too busy shooting Transformers: The Last Knight
aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, CA! We've got a collection of photos embedded below from the Duhamel's Land fan page on Instagram, as well as Duhamel and the crew of the Carl Vinson cheering on the Vikings from his own Instagram page. Keep reading to see both!
Facebook group Planet Iacon has shared an interesting find. They have what is supposedly an excerpt from an upcoming product listing that reveals two future TakaraTomy releases. One of these is MP-37, the assertion of whose identity seems to be corroborated by at least one independent source. The other item would be the tentative confirmation of Legends-series Godbomber. Marked as LG-42 on the list, that would put it in either March or possibly April of 2017, as February's Leo Prime/Lio Convoy is LG-41. Keep reading for more, including the name of MP-37!
Following up today's announcement of The Power of The Primes fan-choice poll, the Transformers Facebook page has posted an image revealing the nine characters who we'll be choosing from when voting opens in January. Some of the selections are unexpected, though an obvious nominee or two are still present. Sadly the image seems to confirm the currently reigning (at least in IDW) Starscream is not among the picks, which is sure to disappoint on the assumption that IDW will need to follow along with whatever choice is made. Keep reading to find out who's up for Matrix Bearer in 2017!
The Hollywood Reporter has gotten the scoop on the last leg of the Prime Wars Trilogy: the title is officially Power Of The Primes.
Furthermore, the article reveals that Machinima will be continuing on from their Combiner Wars
miniseries with Titans Return
and Power Of The Primes.
Keep reading for more details!
Transformers may not have made it to the Toy Hall of Fame this year, but there's still a chance for some recognition on a more limited scale. The Toy Indistry Association has announced the nominees for the 2017 Toy of The Year awards, and in the action figures category, Transformers stand tall represented by Generations Fortress Maximus. Most of the awards will be decided by the toy industry, but a people's choice award will also allow the general public to pick their own winners. Keep reading to see what Fortress Maximus is up against in the action figure category, and for relevant links!
The Last Knight
has received a second classification for its debut trailer. The IMAX exclusive trailer has passed through the Alberta Film Ratings office as of today. We reported recently on British Columbia's Consumer Protection Board taking much the same action. A second classification authority taking a stab on it would seem to indicate its premiere isn't much farther off. Where do we think the IMAX trailer will first appear? Keep reading for our theory!
TakaraTomy Mall has put up a product page for the new Masterpiece Megatron. While it has not been populated with any images yet, there is some official information provided. First up, the retail price is confirmed, with the listing posted at 24,480 Yen (23,000 + 8% tax). This leaves it on roughly equal footing with MP-10 Optimus as the most expensive (non exclusive) Masterpiece releases. The page also gives some information about the figure's features, plus the planned release timeframe. Keep reading to find out more!
Mastermind Creations posted to their Facebook this morning to deliver some unfortunate news. It seems a number of items in their Reformatted series will experience unavoidable delays in release. They've included an info graphic with the new projected release timeframes. Of note, the second run of Carnifex (unofficial IDW Overlord) is not expected until March of 2017. Kultur (not-Tarn), as well as Titanika (not-Strika) and Dicamus (not-Roadbuster) are still expected before the end of the year. You can find the complete list in the full post below!
As we settle in to the holiday shopping season, we're quite pleased to find that some price breaks have been visited upon Transformers in order to motivate additional sales. Right now, both Walmart and Target in the United States have been reported as reducing the price of Deluxes to about $10. Local participation may vary, as will inventory levels of course, but this may be well timed: Wave 3 is on the way in, and these reductions and brand new toys may very well meet before prices return to normal! And if not, this would be an excellent time to buy an extra figure or two to donate to Toys For Tots! Happy hunting!
Thanks to Paul Agnew, we have word - and photo - of the first sighting of the new Combiner Force imprint of the Robots in Disguise line. In specific we have a look at the Legion Class assortment, which was found at retail in Australia. New to this assortment is a Legion Starscream and Springload, along with Optimus Prime and Grimlock. No combiner pricepoints just yet, but it looks like they won't be very far behind at this rate! We've mirrored Paul's photo, so keep reading and have a look.
We've got word this afternoon from Jim Sorenson that Liokaiser is now available to order from exclusive seller Entertainment Earth. But there's a slight catch. The set appears on page 3 of the newest catalog, but not yet on the website itself, meaning that it's currently only possible to place an order by phone. We also have a price on the set, which now comes in at $129.99 - a bit higher than we had heard previously, though it does qualify for free shipping. We've got a link to the catalog and the phone number to place an order in the full post, so keep reading!
On their Weibo page, Toyworld has shared a teaser image revealing their future plans. Seeking to simultaneously make the coverage of unofficial products bigger while making the sure character selections stay very narrow, it seems Masterpiece scaled iterations of the Aerialbots and Combaticons are on the way. Prototype samples from both teams are shown as vehicles with a (G2) Bumblebee, revealing the basic scale. Click through to see the teaser photo!
If the in-store hunt for the Walgreens exclusive Brainstorm has you pulling your hair out so far because you're in an area that hasn't received an allocation just yet, we have good news! The Walgreens website now has Brainstorm listed and in stock to order right now! It's priced at the full $19.99, rather than the slight discount some locations are currently offering, and our attempt showed a basic shipping cost of about $6, so you'll pay a bit extra, but versus time, gas, and potential stress in the hunt, it might be worth it! Click through for a link.
While many have been looking for what TakaraTomy might do with a use of the retooled parts coming soon in Combiner Wars Liokaiser, it seems we have at least one more stop to make first. TakaraTomy Mall has a new graphic up advertising a new preorder opening for an exclusive Unite Warriors set, with the familiar silhouette of Bruticus. Though one can readily guess anyway, the filename for the graphic confirms the next UW-EX release to be Baldigus - otherwise known as Ruination! The Car Robots/Robots In Disguise combiner has no actual photos yet, but as orders open October 25, we haven't long to wait to actually see it!
With the toy packaging favoring brevity, to put it mildly, the old days of character bios seem to be behind us. But where the packages are unable to provide, Hasbro is still filling in some extra info via their Transformers website. The various product pages for the first two waves of Titans Return carry generally at least somewhat enhanced character blurbs that offer a little more detail. Some of these have been seen previously, but for most of wave 2 we're getting first looks at things like Titan Master powers, plus some nice touches of flavor in the character writing. Keep reading for a collection of all the bios to date!
Transformers: The Last Knight
has played an indirect part in delaying the US debut of the LeSEE Pro, a "driverless" car from LeEco. The unveiling event in San Francisco served to confirm earlier belief that the new car would be involved in the filming of the fifth Transformers movie. And in fact part of the LeEco presentation involved a video featuring Michael Bay who reportedly joked that he would be keeping the unit that was seen on set. The Verge reported on the event, and you can see the relevant excerpt below. Keep reading!
The Wall Street Journal has posted an article taking a look at Hasbro's writers room projects for both the Transformers movie series, and the in-development Hasbro Cinematic Universe project. While largely a recap of what the writers rooms were and were supposed to do, some interesting details did find their way in to the story that give some new information of both The Last Knight
and perhaps changes to come in movies afterward. Keep reading for more!