Figure King #162 is out on newsstands in Japan, and Toy World continues their public service by posting scans of the magazine. As Transformers Darkside Moon
(Transformers Dark of the Moon
in the states) is close to hitting Japanese theaters July 29th, it makes sense that this magazine is dominated by the film. Some pages include interviews (all in-language), Evolution of a Hero, showing the evolution of the Optimus Prime toy design from film-to-film, as well as another look at MP-10 Convoy Ver. 2.0 Take a look at the scans in the gallery.
Titan's Transformers Magazine has been kind enough to share their interview with Transformers comic artist John Davis Hunt. In addition to Titan's distinct Transformes Movie comics, Mr. Hunt is also responsible for 3 out of four issues of IDW's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Comic Adaptation. Keep an eye our for Tformer's review of Titan's latest Transformers Movieverse comic Training Day
, art by Jon Davis Hunt and written by Simon Furman, later today! Read More for Titan's interview. Plus Check out the TF Wallpapers from Titans upcoming issue!
, a Hong Kong publication, included a paper cut out Optimus Prime to coincide with the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in it's July issue. Check out these a pictures
Thanks to DragonX76 who sends news and images confirming information from an article in the latest issue of Wizard World magazine that is all SPIN! In the 2 page spread titled "Transformers 2 - With a sequel slated - Wizard gets the inside scoop on the robots you'll see in Transformers 2" NOT! They've revealed six different robots they WANT in the first movie. See the details and pics of their bogusness. Read More
This month's issue of Cinefex
has a great in depth article about some of the processes that went into the Transformers Movie with ILM and Digital Domain. It has some great pictures including a clear picture of Mountain Dew Bot! Check out your local bookstores for it.
The September 2007 issue of UK Magazine 3D World features an article with insight into the George Lucas animation studio powerhouse Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Their credits include many groundbreaking movies in the past decade including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, the “Harry Potter” films, as well as “War of the Worlds.” The following are notes from the article that are both impressive and give a nice look at the process of making our favorite robots come to life on the silver screen that has made “Transformers” one of the highest-grossing films in 2007. Read
We've just returned from the post office where we found Transformers invading a number of magazine and catalog covers. Get a look at the latest covers ala Transformers Movie for ToyFare, Sci Fi and Hasbro Toy Shop here
Tfans member Star Seeker let us know about the January 2007 issue of Popular Science that includes a blurb entitled 'TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE' which reads: "Planet Earth is the front line in the epic battle between Autobots and Decepticons when director Michael Bay's live-action movie Transformers opens on July 4. Based on the animated series and popular action figures of the early 1980s, Bay's Transformers (brought to life by CGI) can change from, say, a 25-foot humanity-hating robot into a deadly jet fighter in four seconds flat." Check out the full report at Tfans.com
AutobotMaximal of the Tfans forums, has posted an update with details on this month's ToyFare magazine that's running a bit on the Transformers movie: There's a 5 page article about the 2007 Transformers Movie that starts out by mentioning that writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci have been friends since high school and mentions the shows they started their careers working on. There is a pretty good interview, where they asked the pair things such as "were they Transfans as kids", to which they both said that they were. Check out the complete update at
Superherohype has posted scans of the February 2007 Empire Magazine featuring an article on the Transformers Movie. The article talks about the fans' reaction of the designs and how dedicated the creative minds are to the movie among other things. "We took the animated versions of [the robots] and we put them into a real world to see what it would look like and it looked silly," says Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura of the changed movie designs. Check out the scans in the Superherohype post. The scans are big enough to read the article when fully magnified on the site. See the article here
I've just seen the subscribers copy of Empire magazine UK (which i believe gets sent out early), and the front cover features a huge pic of movie Optimus Prime. Its a frontal view, with him standing at a slight angle with him looking directly at you. The face design seems to have been updated since those concepts were doing the rounds, and doesn't feature the "dopey" look of the aforementioned. Its very Prime like, and I personally feel they've captured his spirit well. You can see for yourself when the magazine gets released, which I think is on Jan 3. View the images HERE
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