In a recent interview with MTV, Mark Wahlberg was asked whether his time with the Transformers movie franchise had concluded. Wahlberg announced he had committed to making additional films in the series, and went on to reference "Mr. Bay" when vaguely alluding to going back to work. We can expect to see a return of Cade Yeager, but whether this also indicates Michael Bay has (again) agreed to direct after saying he was moving on or if Wahlberg is simply misinformed about the current state of affairs remains to be seen. Click through and watch the embedded video!
Film data site The Numbers has posted a list of the highest-grossing actors of all time- that is, actors who have appeared in films which have collectively had the highest overall ticket sales. Topping the list by approximately one Age of Extinction is Frank Welker, who has secured the top spot from previous record holder Samuel L. Jackson. So that movie was
good for something, it turns out. Keep reading to see the top ten and get a link to the full list of 100!
The official Transformers Facebook page posted a photo gallery "checklist" of all the numbered toys released as the Thrilling 30, the thirty special toys geared more to the older fanbase and meant to help commemorate the line turning thirty years old in 2014. But was the Thrilling 30 ever planned to be more than a packaging tag line - a catchy way of referring to how many years Transformers has pushed on? Keep reading as we break this down, and then let us know what you think!
Via their Facebook page, Prime 1 Studios has shared images of an upcoming Premium Bust Series entry based on Brawn from the 2007 Transformers movie. The bust captures a lot of the upper body vehicle elements in great sharpness and detail, and makes an excellent representation of the character as he appeared in the movie before being killed by Bumblebee. This update does not present information regarding release date or price, but given the level of completion, we expect that to be revealed soon. Keep reading to see all the pictures!
Hasbro Toy Shop wants to show its thanks to its customers - not to mention get in on some Black Friday sales action - and has passed along a new coupon code this morning. From now through Sunday, November 30th you can get 10% off your total, plus free standard shipping on most in stock items. Normal exclusions of Stomp And Chomp Grimlock and HTS exclusive items still apply of course. Sadly Brainstorm is no longer available to use the discount with, but there's plenty more available, so keep reading for the code!
Live-action Transformers composer Steve Jablonsky has posted an illuminating explanation to Facebook to help us understand why the Age of Extinction (and, as it turns out, Dark of the Moon) soundtracks have been removed from iTunes. In short, it has to do with music licensing fees that kick in at a certain threshold- and Paramount doesn't want to have to pay them. Keep reading for Jablonsky's full statement!
Our thanks to Alfes2010 who has followed up a round of early unboxing shots with two full review galleries of the just released Knight Armor/Ultimate Power Optimus prime. TakaraTomy's retool of the Leader Class figure to bring it more in line with the upgraded appearance of Optimus from near the end of the movie. We've mirrored a number of photos highlighting differences and direct comparisons, and there are many more waiting at Alfes2010's blog. Keep reading for the pictures and a link to the review pages!
Hasbro Toy Shop has just activated a new coupon code offering free shipping on select items. Products in the Hot Holiday Toys category are eligible to ship for free through Friday, November 21st. Including items such as Stomp And Chomp Grimlock, Rescue Bots Optimus Primal, and Mega One-Step Bumblebee, it's a chance to grab some big items without paying big shipping costs. Click through and keep reading for the coupon code, and remember it's only good for items in this specific category!
If you still haven't bought a home video edition of Age of Extinction, but have no moral opposition to doing so, this may be the moment you've waited for! Amazon currently has their exclusive
, a combo Bluray and DVD set with display figure of Optimus riding Grimlock down to $29.99, from the original price of $119.99. Act fast, this deal will likely not last very long, and this is probably closest to the true value of the set you'll see for a while!
Thanks to TheAgabyss we have first word of a Deluxe Movie Advanced Series Stinger, the first iteration of the character outside Cyberverse or other non-mainline formats. As many have imagined it would be, this is a recolor of Concept Bumblebee, and is said to be set for release in the middle of January. No pricing information has been made known as of this report, but is likely to follow suit with others in the range of 2500 Yen. Keep reading for the full solicitation image!
Michael Bay has previously suggested he might leave Transformers films behind, but kept coming back for more, but this time it may be the real thing. Having stated again that he would leave the franchise to other hands after Age of Extinction, Bay has reinforced this by engaging in talks to direct an upcoming project, "13 Hours", as reported by Variety. If Bay becomes attached to this film, it would likely keep him too occupied to get involved with production of the fifth Transformers movie. Unless Bay reverses once again, we may be looking at a Transformers movie under new guidance.
PlanckEpoch has posted on TFW of his in-store sighting for the final assortment of Deluxe Age of Extinction figures. The assortment carrying Snarl, Bumblebee's updated form, and Hot Shot the very much Tracks recolor of Crosshairs was spotted at Target in Portland, Oregon. The release of these toys to stores effectively marks the end of main line retail releases of AOE, with the only things remaining being various exclusives such as Plantium sets. Click through for photographic proof, and happy hunting!
Following a tease in the hobby magazine earlier this week, TakaraTomy has revealed full details on Micron Carnivac. Recolored (yet again) from one of the Transformers: Cybertron Mini-Cons, Carnivac would likely be intended as a stand in for Lockdown's wolf-like cyborgs that menaced the human props in Age of Extinction. The Micron will be available at Toys R Us locations in Japan with the purchase of 3000 Yen or more worth of Transformers products during the campaign period. Keep reading to check out the up close image!
TakaraTomy's website has been updated with an image and information about the upcoming release of Black Knight Strafe. Following on from Grimlock, Slug, and Scorn before, Strafe is being redecoed in a black-heavy look and will be available via Cybertron Satellite locations throughout Japan. Starting in December, this figure will be available for 3200 Yen, but of course will cost quite a bit more for those of us who must rely on middlemen and secondary retailers! Click through to see the full image.
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a selection of concept art images for various Age of Extinction characters. Representing about half of the main characters of the movie plus a Vehicon body design, this gives a detailed look at several of the character models that would go through additional refinements before being fully produced for visual effects in the movie. To check out all the images, click through and keep reading!
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