Happy Weibo Leak Day, I guess? The same Weibo source that brought us the image of the box back panel now has posted images of the upcoming Movie Series Blackout and its accessory Scorponok! The figure is quite impressive looking, and as we learned from the packaging already, boasts a 46-step transformation. Keep reading to see!
Next up on the leaks from Weibo users this morning, "tf-factory"
has also dropped package-back images of Leader Brawl and Megatron from the upcoming movie line! ...but, they've been marked through. Either someone's being an extra-clever leaker, or Hasbro has gone very effectively low-tech in their leak prevention efforts! But if you'd like an unobstructed view of an as-yet unreleased figure we've also mirrored images of Authentics Grimlock here. Keep reading!
A user on Weibo has shared out a partial image of the back of box for an upcoming Blackout toy. What is presumed to be a Leader Class figure from the recently-named 'Studio Series' lineup as revealed via Toys R Us inventory data can be seen (in typical CG render style) in both robot and vehicle modes, and includes a small scorpion mode Scorponok partner figure just as the original Voyager Class Blackout did way back in the 2007 movie line. Little specifics can be discerned, but we do get to see the call-out for a 46 step transformation process, to which we can say only: Yikes! Click through to view the full size image.
The 4K UHD release the first four Transformers films: TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, which will be released on December 5th (TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is available now on 4K UHD). All releases come in a 3-disc 4K UHD/Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital copy.
A piece on Variety earlier this week reveals that Huahua Media out of China and Paramount Pictures are ending what was supposed to be a multi-year investment deal that would see the Chinese company contribute financing to numerous film productions. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should. In August, Paramount execs flew to China
to smooth things over after a string of movies - most recent at the time being Transformers: The Last Knight
- failed to perform to expectations. Paramount says they'll pursue financing partnerships elsewhere - including with Hasbro - but on the whole it's probably still not good news at all. Keep reading for more details!
The usual Weibo source has turned up what appears to be some package-back images for the upcoming Movie Edition Brawl & Megatron figures! The differences are subtle, with each figure being shown in its backdrop display on its own packaging with the other taking the first position in the "Build The Cast" lineup. Keep reading to see.
A Toys R Us employee who requests to remain unidentified but has a reliable track record
has revealed some new discoveries from the inventory system, featuring mainly new Movie-series merchandise, plus a couple of as-yet unknown exclusives. Keep reading for a full list!
Loopaza on Facebook has shared information from retailer listings, revealing TakaraTomy releases for new movie products starting in April of next year - and if you pay attention to leak info, some of this is going to sound familiar! Along with this news is further signs of Movie Masterpiece Barricade being on the way, with MPM-5 among the listed goods. We'll go through the list for you, so keep reading!
Following on from the release of The Last Knight
in a 4K edition, we've now got listing via Best Buy for releases of the previous 4 movies at the same "Ultra HD" quality. Coming in standard combo packs with 4K, blu-ray, and digital formats, the rest of the movie series is due out on December 5th, priced at $27.99 each. The covers boast of added high dynamic range to deepen the the color detail, however we presume this process is still not capable of deepening the plots of the films. Keep reading for cover samples.
The TFCN Cybertron News
Facebook page has shared new images of the upcoming Movie toyline we learned about in the big leaks back in July! Today we've got our first look at Megatron and Brawl - but they're very pixelated at present. We have learned, though, that they will come with cardboard backdrops of scenes from their respective movies, and also that the movie series will be numbered. Keep reading to see!
Weibo user alucardlee
has posted a pair of color charts for MPM-5 Movie Masterpiece Barricade! This is a really interesting image that gives a clear sense of just how complex paint applications really are, especially on Movie Masterpiece toys. Keep reading to check it out!
For Sale: $1.9 Million Dollar custom Transformers Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse car just went on in Los Angeles California. Feeling rich? No other fan boy will have this in collection you can count on that as there is only one on them.
The good news is the baby was just discounted from $2.1 million. Some where a scalper is crying. Read on for images and details by way of Car Scoops.
Just when many wondered if the Comicbook Movie party was running out. Paramount and Hasbro are doubling down on their plans for Allspark Pictures. According to Variety Online, starting in 2018 the studio will be headed by Greg Mooradian, currently at Fox 2000, who produced films for Paramount prior to 2013.
The BIG news is Paramount wants to get behind Hasbro property productions. Moving from their current role in distribution to helping finance and develop a full-fledged studio with productions to rival Disney's Marvel Studios.
Thanks to ISSU, we have details on the article in Brand Licensing Europe 2017 with Hasbro's Katherine Buckland who answer's questions from the press on Transformers Cinematic Universe and the Bumblebee spin-off in production now. She shares some details on these new properties and how Hasbro develops products for them.
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-15: Barricade from Transformers Film. Barricade is apparently a complicated robot. He believes that Starscream is vital in their search for Megatron and the AllSpark. In many ways, this makes him Starscream's closest ally in the naturally combative Decepticon ranks.
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