In a move that had to be more or less inevitable, TakaraTomy has added Optimus Prime and Bumblebee to their MetaColle line! Short for "Metal Figure Collection," these small figures are minorly articulated and are made of diecast metal. The Age of Extinction
versions of the characters will be joining characters from the Marvel movies, Pokemon, Toy Story,
Hello Kitty, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Keep reading to see!
Comicave Studios have released their newest images for their Omni Class 1/22 Optimus Prime Transformers Age of Extinction movie figure.
The 15 inch high non-transforming figure is fully articulated. Made of 50% die-cast build with metal shield & a sword weapons and light-up eyes.
The figure on pre-order now is scheduled for release August 2016 at a current price of $400 USD. Read on fo r images and details.
The Scorpion figure is a total of 8” long with the tail completely extended. Scorpion is a highly detailed collectible composed of many tiny parts and features articulated arms and tail. Also included with the Scorpion figure is an axe for a leader class Optimus Prime. The figure is slated to ship in June 2016 for a price of $84.99 USD. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
. Check out the images for more details.
The video series Super Power Beat Down
has pitted Optimus Prime (the movie version to be specific) against the most technologically advanced superhero on Earth: Iron Man! This unofficial video plays out a battle between the two titans, but leaves the end result up to the voting public. Who is the winner? You'll have to watch through to the end to find that out - keep reading to see the video!
We reported on this back in 2014
, but it appears with the roll out of Transformers 5 on the way. Paramount is just now in court fighting a $27 Million lawsuit. The suit claims that the Chinese company Wulong Karst Tourism, paid $750,000 to be placed in the film, but they never appeared in the movie that was shown in Cinemas. Could this be a setback for the Transformers 5 movie's product and licensing opportunities?
Seems like it is way too early to be talking about Transformers 6.
But just in via Diplo, the American DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter, who has updated his Instagram account.
We have word and an image of him and Michael Bay. What is possibly a joke, typo or both, does mention them meeting in Miami, Florida to talk about Transformers 6, Yes 6, not 5.
Read on for the full quote and image from the artist.
International Business Times reports that Robert Kirkman, creator of popular zombie-encrusted soap opera The Walking Dead
, has opened up on the reasons why he was only in the Transformers Cinematic Universe's Writers' Room for a single day. It's related to the health issues that kept him out of last year's San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in 10 years. Keep reading for further details and a video of Kirkman responding to the question.
User Red Goblin on TFW has shared a few images reportedly originating with Industrial Light and Magic, showing some new concept pieces from the live action Transformers movies. There's various shots of landscapes clearly used in the development of Cybertron itself, plus ship and character designs from Age of Extinction specifically - including an orange-armored Drift, giving a good idea where the analogous character in Robots in Disguise got his coloring from. We've mirrored the images, so keep reading to check it out!
The Hollywood Reporter has an article out today talking about the immediate future of the Transformers movie series. As was revealed just before Toy Fair, we're locked in for a schedule of three consecutive years of Transformers movies, the mid point of which is a Bumblebee focused film. Paramount's Brad Grey is quoted as saying that Bumblebee is among the Transformers universe characters deserving of their own movies. It's also called out that the Bee Movie will be kept to a lower cost than typical for the series. Click through for a quick excerpt and link to the original article.
The Winter Wonderfest 2016 is over, but it certainly didn't go without some good stuff to show. In the time since we reported last night, more photos have been posted from the event showing more detail on Masterpiece Optimus Primal, such as the furry appearance derived entirely through paint apps. We also have more detail shots of Blast Off and the Combaticons, including another look at their color promo poster, and new tonight we have showings from Prime 1 Studios with an array of movie-inspired statues, and another appearance of Heroes of Steel Optimus. Click through to see it all, along with a full list of photo credits!
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that a live-action Transformers event called Transformers Live
will open in China in 2017. The event is said to "be a cross between an action-adventure spectacle, a theme park attraction and a theatrical show," and is expected to feature custom robotics among other features. Keep reading to learn more!
Universal Studios Hollywood is gearing up the Chinese New Year with celebrations featuring Lunar New Year celebration that begins nect Saturday, January 30 to continue through Sunday, February 14, 2016. The celbration on the Universal Plaza will feature special decorations, performances and Megatron Speaks Mandarin from Transformers the Ride-3D as the star of the show. Nevermind they missed a golden opportunity to bring Optimus Primal, but that's Hollywood for you. Read on for the official details on Megatron, below.
Thanks to EDFHOBBIES who offers a first look at the 2016 Chevy Camaro 6th generation car release.
While this one has been customized somewhat, it cannot be denied that Chevy is continuing to how love for Transformers Bumblebee namesake.
According to the post, the black stripes and Autobot symbols ,and other custom touches were added after delivery. So we don't know if this is an official Transformers model, but it is still a Bumblebee to the owner and many fans.
Barret-Jackson has announced that they will be handling the auctions of the stunt vehicles representing Optimus Prime from the first three movies, and Bumblebee's mainly black "Classic Camaro" form seen in Age of Extinction. These vehicles will apparently be part of the larger Scottsdale 2016 vehicle auction happening during the last week of January. With the listings are a batch of nice photos of both vehicles. You can keep reading to see the mirrored images, and links back to the listings and article on the Barret-Jackson site.
Thanks to collectors site, Toy-People, we have some new images from the Toy Soul 2015 going on this week. Get a look at the new statutes coming to us from 3A with the Transformers Movie Starscream and Bumblebee statues that will coming soon. Just when you think they couldn't pack anymore detail into this sculpts, here comes Starscream with tattoos and all. Read on to see the images of 3A Transformers statues below.
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