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Age of Extinction
Age of Extinction News




Our thanks to Blacklai who has shared more than one hundred photos of the Platinum Edition Dinobots Unleashed set. This set renders Grimlock, Scorn, Slug, Strafe and Slog in decos more in line with the movie's depiction of mostly colorless robot dinosaurs. These figures all feature plenty of chrome and silver paint with hints here and there of other colors in the individual decos. We've mirrored a small sample of this gallery, so click through to check them out. And if you want to see more be sure to hit up Blacklai's full gallery!




Good news from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! They've just listed a new preorder for an additional run of the Bumblebee Dual Model Kit. Representing Bumblebee in his pre-AOE body style, this non-transforming model is a highly articulated frame that you build the armor on in order to complete the figure. The preorder listing has an expected arrival date of March 2015.




Amazon Japan has posted high resolution official photos of Knight Armor Optimus Prime, an extensive retool of the Advanced Series (Generations) Leader Optimus Prime. This figure features changes to the torso, lower legs and forearms, as well as a new design head that allows the figure to be displayed with mask on or mask off. Knight Armor Optimus is scheduled for release on November 15th, and is listed at ¥8000 (plus 8% tax inside Japan), so expect this to easily top $100 from your usual import sources. Keep reading to check out all the images!




The Japanese website for Toys R Us has made an update to its listing for their exclusive recolor of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. "Rusty" Optimus Prime was originally released on August 10th, but the latest version of the product page now shows a shipment date of December 8th. If you've been considering this version as your choice of screen-accurate editions of the Voyager Optimus mold, it looks like an additional supply is getting ready to become available. Just remember you'll still have to go through an extra party to order it!




The helicopter version of Drift retooled from Dark of The Moon Skyhammer may not be the newest thing around, but this video of the toy is definitely worth looking at. Tsumaraseta did a quick stop motion look at the toy, and finished off with an impressive triple-change sequence using both Generations AOE Drift figures. We love cool stop motion with Transformers, so check out the video embedded below!




If you've fallen a little behind in your Transformers purchases, this is a great time to round up what you've missed. Hasbro Toy Shop currently has a new active coupon code that gives 20% off most in stock merchandise, and throws free shipping on as well, even for orders under $50! HTS is very up to date with their Transformers offerings, that combined with this excellent discount make it a perfect chance to snag some things you may have opted to wait on a bit. Keep reading for the discount code!




Variety reports that Age of Extinction very easily topped all three Nielsen VideoScan sales charts: Overall Disc Sales, Blu-Ray/DVD Combos, and Blu-Ray Only. Unusually Transformers 4 also derived a much larger chunk of its first-week sales from Blu-Ray releases at 63%. Also, AoE was the most rented video this week as well. Whatever you think of Michael Bay's approach to Transformers it's continually rewarded with success - so I hope you're used to it. Keep reading for more info!




Marking the home video release of Age of Extinction, voice actor Peter Cullen committed his hand prints and signature to a tile of concrete at TCL Chinese Theatre. A large statue of Optimus Prime was on display at the theatre, and a second concrete slab was present featuring a single tire print to represent the Autobot leader. Keep reading to see images from the event from Twitter user Levi Tinker, and a Youtube video from Mingle Media with highlights from the event where Peter Cullen credits his brother as his inspiration.




Steve Jablonsky has posted to his official Facebook page that the score for Age of Extinction will be released on Tuesday, October 7th. Jablonsky is currently hard at work preparing a number of signed copies to be sold through the publisher's website, and suggests a few may also make their way out to some retail locations. Keep reading to see Steve Jablonsky's thanks to his fans straight from his Facebook update!




In an interview with Cinema Blend, when asked his thoughts if Michael Bay should really be leaving the franchise after Age of Extinction, Peter Cullen spoke very highly of the director so well known for flashy, eye catching, attention grabbing, and explosive action scenes who has shaped what the Transformers movies have become over the last seven years. Keep reading for an excerpt from the piece and a link back to the original interview!




Just because the movie has moved on towards home video doesn't mean that marketing stops. Recently a press event was held allowing a number of people the chance to experience select vehicles whose likenesses were featured in Age of Extinction at their top performance on a race track, riding shotgun with a professional driver. Paramount has released a short highlight video from this event, closing with a few words from actor Peter Cullen. Keep reading to watch the embedded video!




Licensed merchandise has always been a rough territory, and Age of Extinction proves no different. A character watch obtained by Transformers Colombia member Edward Jonathan Elizalde proves this quite well, by presenting what would very much like to be the face of Lockdown, but more comes off as a generic robotic skull face with a buzzcut. However, if the novelty of having something vaguely like a Quintesson Death face on your watch is appealing, keep an eye out, as they'll probably find their way to Ebay for years to come! Click to see the full size photo.




Blacklai has shared an album of photos showing off the contents of the Platinum Autobots United five pack, featuring enhanced paint decos on the main Generations Series figures for the Autobot cast of Age of Extinction. Many figures have distinctly improved looks, while some like Bumblebee will leave you hard pressed to find a difference. We've mirrored a selection of photos, and included a link to the full album, so keep reading. And remember, the Platinum versions are always on the left.




The official Transformers Youtube channel has followed up their designer's desk updates with three new product demo videos. In these quick clips, you can see the action features of Stomp & Chomp Grimlock, the transformation of Mega 1-Step Bumblebee, and an accelerated build of the Construct-Bot Dinobots figures. In particular this does well to make Grimlock look like a fun action gimmick platform as well as giving a solid sense of its mass for anyone who has never seen one in person before. We've embedded all the videos for convenient viewing, so keep reading to check them out!




Transformers Colombia, ever the providers of new and upcoming product images have now shown us something of an interesting mystery. The previously known Power Battler Galvatron figure now represented with closed box packaging, a style more commonly associated with merchandise from Takara. Based on understanding that die cut and windowed packaging can be more expensive, this may point to an experiment in more cost-effective packaging. Whatever it mnay indicate, we'll be watching for more information. Keep reading to see the full image!



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