If you find yourself in George Town, Penang, Malaysia between July 10th and September 17th of this year, be sure to check out the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee statues on display as part of the first Transformers exhibit in southeast Asia! The Malay Mail Online reports that the exhibition will be part of the "Visit Penang 2015" tourism appeal, and there will be laser light shows daily in the evenings. Keep reading for more details as well as a photo from the announcement ceremony - and get ready to consult your travel agent!
If you're unable to visit St. Charles, IL and see Frank Welker and Peter Cullen at BotCon, you have a second chance! Rhode Island Comic Con has announced that Welker and Cullen will be making an appearance at their convention, which takes place November 6th-8th. Pricing for the special-ticket event is extremely comparable to BotCon, with $150 to get an autograph and photo op from one of them or $225 for the pair. Keep reading for the announcement and a link to buy tickets.
Hasbro held their quarterly earnings call where they reporting positive sales accross the board with the big push from the summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction movie success and support from other properties focused on Marvel and My Little Pony. Hasbro also used this event to announce the new relationships they have with Discovery after the demise of The Hub network and have announced their new division Allspark Pictures that will focus on the production their top brands for of Movies and Television.
Transformers@The Moon reports that this Sunday, Hasbro will open an exhibit in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island City Hall entitled "From Sketches To Product: Development of a Transformers Figure." The event will run for 3 months and will give a look at the process behind creating the Stomp & Chomp Grimlock figure for the Age of Extinction toyline. There will also be a drawing for SDCC-exclusive Transformers at the event. Keep reading to link to the original post!
Thanks to Blu-Ray.com we have a nice round-up of the many Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Exclusive DVD sets that will be coming on September 30th. Get the break down of the nine, yes 9, different combo packs and who's offering what between Amazon, Best Buy, WalMart, Target, ToysRUs and a Creation of the Dinobots video clip about the extra-footage that will be included with the releases.
Variety reports that Universal Studios has elected to demolish the soundstage where the classic 1925 movie Phantom of the Opera
was filmed- and Transformers The Ride is involved. Keep reading for more details on how, directly or indirectly, Michael Bay ruins everything.
The Comic-Con International 2014 exclusives are up now on HasbroToyShop! These generally have a really short shelf-life, and in fact the Kre-O Class of `84 boxset is already gone as of this posting! Go here to get them!
If you're in Japan between August 9th and 17th you may want to check out the Transformers Expo, the TakaraTomy-run event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand. A map of the expo has just been published, giving hints at what you'll see where. Interestingly there's a silhouette of movie Megatron's head in the section describing the "Megatron area"- has Movie Optimus Prime donated a trophy for the event? Keep reading for all the details!
Blue carpet at the the Irish Premiere of Transformers 4: Age of Extinction at the Savoy Cinema, Dublin, Ireland July 3rd, 2014. The event lead by Jack Raynor included numerous celebrities including Madeleine Mulqueen, Suzanne Jackson, Laura Whitmore, Dylan O'Connor, Aoibheann McCaul, Glenn Keogh, Sinead Considine, Kelly Donegan, Lottie Ryan, Pippa O'Connor and many others. Read on to see the all images from the event.
Fans in New York City will be happy to know the USA premier of the Transformers: Age Of Extinction movie is taking place tonight, June 25th, at the Ziefgeld Theater on 141 W 54th St. If this is anything like the other opening events, expect to see director Michael Bay and all the stars to be there. Additionally, Mark Wahlberg will be making appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman this evening, and on Live! With Kelly & Michael on June 27th. So be sure to tune in for those as well.
ToysRUs is holding an Age of Extinction product demo on Saturday, showing off the One-Step Changers and Battle Masters. Kids will also have a chance to build their very own Optimus Prime and Grimlock Kre-O set! This is happening at ALL TRU stores, so pick your favorite one and make a day of it. Click through for a link to add the event to your calendar app of choice!
Autobots and Decepticons aren’t the only things creating excitement for Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise this summer! Thanks to Big Red, America’s original and bestselling red soda, Transformers fans will have the opportunity, starting May 19th, to bring home some of the highly anticipated characters from Transformers: Age of Extinction. It is as simple as picking up a 12-pack of Big Red, which includes Limited Edition Transformers themed cans. The series of six cans will feature updated renderings of iconic Transformers figures Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
Thanks to YouTuber sy8nsk8 who's posted a video from the Toys R Us Malyasia Transformers Midnight Madness video of the TransMY crew. They were on hand to join the fun at the TRU Midvalley for the Midnight Madness Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction toy launch. Watch the video of the opening and views of their hauls now.
Photos have been posted from Celebration 2014 in the Sunshine City complex in Tokyo! We've got pictures of the design team on hand to sign the prizes and of the 2 meter tall G1 Optimus Prime statue we talked about previously. Check it out below!
Takara Tomy is holding a special "Celebration 2014" event on May 17th at the ToysRUs/BabiesRUs in the Sunshine City complex in Tokyo, Japan. Visitors will have a chance to win tickets to an advance screening of Transformers 4: Lost Age, as well as a shot at some new Lucky Draw figures. Click here for details and mirrored thumbnails!
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