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!
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (August 26, 2014) -- From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures' $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014.
Box Office Mojo reports that James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy
has made a comeback and will surpass Transformers: Age of Extinction
this weekend as the summer's top-grossing movie. Its estimated domestic take for the week is $17 million putting it at $251 million overall. This places it in third place just slightly behind The Lego Movie
and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
in the ranking of best domestic releases of the year. Keep reading for more details on GotG and TF4's totals to date!
Transformers Colombia has come through yet again and brought us official product shots for the upcoming five pack exclusive Dinobots Unleashed, featuring the movie Dinobots in more-or-less movie-accurate decos. In particular, Scorn seems to be mostly chrome plated, but nobody has much specific color anymore. If you're interested in this set coming soon via Big Bad Toy Store, keep reading and check out the images!
Fresh from Arizona, ever the land of new toy sightings we have the first reports of store sightings for Drift helicopter and Dinobot Slog ...not to be confused with Dinobot Slug. Arizona seems to have unnatural luck in early toy sightings, but these should begin finding their way out to the rest of the United States over the next few weeks, assuming your local stores aren't still sitting under units from the first two Voyager waves. These were found at Toys R Us, so get out there and happy hunting!
Robot Kingdom has posted some new information about Saikyou ("Ultimate") Optimus Prime. Referred to as Silver Knight Prime by some Japanese sources, the figure has a variety of remolds and new parts to make it the most movie-accurate transforming Optimus Prime available. One of those options is a removable facemask! Keep reading for all the new details.
Joblo.com has posted a brief outline of what we can expect of the upcoming home release of Transformers 4, scheduled for release on September 30th. Promising over 3 hours of extras, an 8-part Making Of feature is listed, reportedly with more yet to be announced. For the full list of retailer exclusive releases, keep reading!
Box Office Mojo reports that Age of Extinction has crossed the Billion-dollar mark and is now the nineteenth highest-grossing film of all time. It's a solid 12 places behind Dark of the Moon, which is seventh ahead a varied spread of more deserving films- but the difference is "only" 120 million or so, so AoE could well catch up. Down over a hundred million domestically from DotM, TF4 also derived a lot more of its income from foreign releases- especially its record-breaking run in China. Keep reading for links to more statistics!
Age of Extinction has done pretty well for Michael Bay, both here and especially in China. The Wrap reports that Paramount Pictures has decided to extend their first-refusal contract with Bay and his Platinum Dune production company, and even extend it to his other
production company, Bay Films. This doesn't guarantee that he'll be the one to direct the next Transformers film, but it sure makes it seem more likely. Keep reading for all the details!
Transformers Colombia next brings us more stock photography for the Autobots United five pack. The Big Bad Toy Store exclusive set features the main Autobot cast from the movie with more detailed paint applications, and another appearance of the faceplated head sculpt for Evasion Mode Optimus. Keep reading to see all the mirrored images.
Transformers Colombia gives us a few additional stock photos showing the Breakout Battle set, with "Rusty" Optimus Prime, Rollbar, and "Vehicon", a minor redeco of DOTM Crankcase. This depicts the farm escape scene ...ish, using offscreen characters based around non-Transformer vehicles that appeared in the film. Check out all the images below!
"The infamous Transformers Colombia strikes again!" Following the official announcement a short time ago of Big Bad Toy Store's Platinum Edition Age of Extinction exclusive multi packs, Transformers Colombia has dug up more official stock photography for some of the toys in question. First up we see more views of Optimus with Trailer and Sideswipe featuring an even more chromed First Edition Optimus, red movie Sideswipe, and G1 style trailer. Keep reading and check out all the images!
Autobase Aichi has posted images from a giveaway DVD in Terebi-Kun
magazine (More or less "TV Magazine Junior") that show the QTransformers with a selection of Lost Age/Age of Extinction characters, plus G1 Sideswipe and Prowl! The images also suggest animation is on the way, and features Japanese versions of the How To Ride Your Dinobot shorts. Similar in style to the old Choro-Q toys, QTransformers (or Cute Transformers if you prefer) are little SD mini-cars that turn in to various characters. Click through for a tweaked mechanical translation, mirrored photos, and links!
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