Following up on our previous report of 3A Toys doing their take on Dark of The Moon's redesign of Megatron in in a higher-end, non-transforming figure, we have more details about the upcoming item thanks to decemberist. In addition to a full accounting of standard accessories, we've found out about what surprising items will be exclusive to one retailer, as well as the price you can expect. Keep reading for the full list!
Via an Ebay seller we have some new looks at the soon to be released two pack of Human Alliance Barricade and Soundwave. Human Alliance Soundwave was limited in release originally, though this edition may not be much easier to get due to its high base price and being an Asian market exclusive item. And despite this, neither toy appear to have any significant deco additions over their individual releases. Click through to check out the photos.
World of 3A has posted a series of photos showing their upcoming Dark of The Moon Megatron. This 18-inch tall figure does not transform, but features plenty of articulation, lots of sculpted detail to make it as visually accurate to the design as possible, LED lighting, and even has a fabric cloak to hide the unsightliness of the head wound given to him by Optimus Prime. The first one, from before Optimus shot his head off his body Just Because. Keep reading to check out all the photos!
While a nomination for Best Picture was only ever possible within the realm of Michael Bay's fevered, explosion-laden imagination, historically the Transformers films have picked up nominations (though never a win) in the visual effects categories. But Age of Exinction will have to content itself with laughing all the way to the bank, as it's been ignored by the Academy this Oscar season. Oh well, there's always the coveted Golden Raspberry Awards,
where TF4 is very
well represented. Keep reading for a link to the full list of nominations for the curious!
In 2014, the Dinobots went to the movies, and we were all asked to believe that Mark Wahlberg was an inventor. From Texas. The Age of Extinction toyline brought a new look and a new approach to Transformers movie toys, and ExVee and RAC have looked at what worked, what didn't and what was completely unexpected. Keep reading to see our picks for the best - and worst - of 2014!
Age of Extinction was certainly financially successful, making a killing in the international box office score for 2014. But that lends no weight to it being an objectively good movie. Following on this, the short list of nominations for The Razzies, honoring the worst of the worst movies of the year features Age of Extinction in seven categories with a total of nine nominations across them. Given some of the competition, we're not sure if it can claim a prize in any of them, but I'm sure it's an honor just to be nominated! Keep reading for the full list of categories AOE and its cast and crew are up for.
You may associate the word "gross" in a completely different way when it comes to Age of Extinction, but hate it or love it it was a monetary success. Box Office Mojo has published their yearly tally of worldwide box office numbers, and clocking in at just shy of $1.1 billion is Age of Extinction, followed by Guardians of The Galaxy. But take note, this success relies heavily on worldwide ticket sales, with China likely being a major contributor. In domestic numbers, AOE falls fifth earning just $245 million, beating its estimated budget - but not by much!
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!
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