Chevrolet Japan has published its company newsletter, and there's a fairly lengthy feature about MPM-3 Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee within. Lead designer Yuya Onishi talks about the figure, due out in Japan on July 15th, and the fact that it apparently uses a fair amount of diecast metal largely to the demands of overseas fans. Keep reading for a mechanically-translated transcript of the feature and a photo!
From Sunson Son
on Facebook, by way of TFW2005, we have photos of a life-sized, metal replica of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership as seen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen!
The only other thing we currently know about this replica, which is being produced by a company known as Visual Time Collectibles, is that it will be limited to a run of 350 pieces. Which, given what high-end Transformers movie collectibles tend to run price-wise, is probably going to be plenty. Keep reading to see!
As one Transformers movie news cycle begins to wind down, the next one kicks in to gear. Screen Rant has already been talking about next year's Bumblebee prequel movie with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Perhaps the most interesting piece of this is a change of language, now addressing the 2019 release for "Transformers 6" as a "hope" more than a plan. Might this change of attitude be a response to the surely lower than anticipated performance of The Last Knight
in its opening day? Keep reading for more!
Following up on yesterday's magazine leak,
TakaraTomy has put up a page and photos for MB-EX Movie The Best
Laserbeak! Replicating a scene from Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,
the site confirms that the figure is a Wonderfes exclusive with leftovers hitting Cybertron Satellite stores and TakaraTomy Mall in September. None of which ship overseas. So keep reading and, again, get ready to contact your middleman in Japan!
It's magazine scans season, and we've got our first scoop. Wonderfest is coming at the end of July! And that means more exclusives - in this case, a pink Bumblebee figure to recreate a scene featuring Laserbeak from Dark Of The Moon
that, quite frankly, I can't remember at all. Keep reading to see the photo while I congratulate myself on successfully blocking out one of these films!
A website by the name of icarhireinsurance.com
has approached us with their in-depth financial and statistical analysis of the Transformers movie franchise, going over the numbers between 2007's Transformers
and 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction
. Which side is more deadly, Autobots or Decepticons? Who does the most property damage? And is there a corollary between violence and critical success? Keep reading to find out!
Collider has posted information from an interview they had with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, where the producer talked about some of the directions and details of next year's Bumblebee-focused prequel movie. Perhaps the most noteworthy is the suggestion of having only a couple of robot character, and spending a lot more time with them, a concept he seems to link to a "departure" from the movies thus far. We've highlighted certain passes below, and you can find a link to the original article as well - keep reading...
TFW2005 user Actar
has posted images of MPM-3 Bumblebee at his local ToysRUs in Singapore! The Movie Masterpiece figure was sighted alongside the elusive (for now) Transformers: The Last Knight
Wave 2 Premier Edition figures - including the eagerly-awaited Leader-class Megatron. Keep reading to see!
Have you somehow managed to make it through the last ten years without owning a single live action Transformers movie on a home video format? Congratulations! Walmart would like to change that for you. Currently they're offering an exclusive set of the first four movies as a Blu-Ray and digital HD bundle for $25.96. The bonus? It includes a bundled Cyberverse Legion Bumblebee taken from unsold Transformers Prime Beast Hunters
stock, as evidenced by the style of toy packaging visible through the outer retail box. This was found by IceMagnus
who posted a photo with the report. Check it out below and let us know if you'll be buying these movies!
Following the confirmation of Hailee Steinfeld as the female lead for the Transformers Universe Bumblebee 2018 movie, we not only have word that the production shooting is slated to begin soon, but also confirmation from numerous outlets that the sixth Transformers film to focus on the Bee will be set in the 1980s timeframe.
BBC Newsbeat has another interview with Hailee Steinfeld. Just recently she confirmed her involvement with the upcoming Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
project in a brief remark. She talks in just a bit more detail here, though of course any real specifics are left out. But what it all boils down to is that production is getting ready to start any time now, which means it's likely the new cycle of set leaks leading up to the first official "behind the scenes" releases is likely right around the corner... Keep reading for quotes from the article.
Previously rumored, it looks like we have definite confirmation of our first cast member for 2018's Bumblebee movie. Hailee Steinfeld talked with news.com.au about her upcoming tour in Australia, during which she verified her involvement with the prequel movie. She also said that as soon as she gets back from Australia, it'll be time to begin filming. The movie currently branded as Transformers Universe: Bumbkebee
is expected in theatres next summer, so this production timeline is just about on track. You can find a link to the news.com.au article below.
It's virtually impossible to make reference to a movie Optimus Prime's face without referencing "give me your face" from Revenge of The Fallen
. MPM-4 Optimus Prime may not literally give you his face, but these new pictures of the Movie Masterpiece figure show off some up close looks, plus reveal the means of swapping between faceplate or open face: A riveted swivel joint. It might be as mechanically impressive as the new Leader Megatron's lever-based mask gimmick, but it is effective. Click through to see the pictures via Weibo user NOTRAB.
Thanks to Yenting Lai on the TFND Facebook group, we've got a nice collection of photos showing MPM-3 Bumblebee. The first release in the renewed Movie Masterpiece line, this is the most accurate representation of Bumblebee's earlier movie appearance, and this gallery gives us some better angles to see how that plays out. And an important reveal is the relative scale between Bumblebee and G1 Autobot Car MPs. You can find this all in the album below!
Ever wonder what the huge, hyper-detailed, movie Transformers statues from Prime 1 Studio look like in-package? Thanks to a poster on Baidu, now we know! This is a really impressive piece, a statue that looks like it walked out of the 2007 movie, standing at 50 centimeters or over a foot and a half tall. Keep reading to see the images, which we've mirrored here for your convenience!
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