The results are in for the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards. Transformers: The Last Knight carried nominations in several categories, surely to the surprise of no one who was actually paying attention. But despite all its charms, TLK was up against some tough competition, especially from the incredibly ill-conceived Emoji Movie. The results can either be seen as an affirmation of victory over anyone trying to highlight its flaws, or a crushing blow that it wasn't even bad enough to win here, but The Last Knight walked away without taking a single raspberry. If you're interested in the complete results, you can check out the video below.
Weibo user NOTRAB has posted a gallery of upcoming Studio Series Leader class Grimlock! The new-mold figure is a significant visual upgrade compared to the original 2014 Leader mold. While we might wish for more color, we can't rightly pin that on Hasbro as these figures are designed to be as screen-accurate as they can possibly be. Keep reading to see the photos, mirrored here for convenience!
WhatNot Toys announce that they have acquired the U.S. rights the Herocross line of Transformers Super Deformed action figures. Their new series of movie figures is said to bring a completely new dimension to the incredibly popular Transformer franchise that they hope will resonate with the huge Transformer fan base in the U.S.
Their first wave is shown to include Transformers Last Knight characters Optimus Prime, Megatron, Hound, Bumblebee, Hotrod and Autobot Squeeks. Read on to see them all in the gallery below.
Move toy fans will be glad to know WhatNot Toys is rolling out their own line of Super Deformed Transformers toys, in addition to GI Joe, My Little Pony and others. The promotion on there site shows an The Last Night styled Optimus Prime and Megatron figures that look highly detailed and nicely painted. We'll likely find out about the whole line at Toy Fair later this week.
Hollywood wants to love the the fans, they really really do. But they don't seem to know how when they keep putting too many humans in robot movies. Five movies on, they have literally run this franchise over a cliff. Knights, Unicron horns and even Cogman couldn't save them, It made $500 Million, but raked in a lot the slag with it. The legendary fan force that is Screen Junkies. Takes aim at TLK with their barrel fusion-cannons. Leaving a steaming pile of bashes, laughing all the way.
In what's appearing to be a popular move for third party companies, DX9 and Uniquetoys have announced a new figure based on Transformers: The Last Knight's Hot Rod! The co-production features diecast metal parts and two accessory weapons, and preorders will also receive a "Heroine" figure - Viviane Wembly with the Staff of Merlin - along with a pair of energy effects for the guns. Keep reading to see photos!
In a presentation video likening the subjects of its nominations to toxic waste, the Razzies, AKA the Golden Raspberry Awards, have announced their nominations for the worst of 2017. As you might expect, Transformers: The Last Knight indeed has been nominated, tying Age of Extinction with nine nominations. That's the record for the franchise! Keep reading for specifics on the nominations along with an announcement video for the three top categories.
Everybody loves a good deal, and we wanted to share a few that we randomly found on Amazon today. Disclaimers, of course: Amazon pricing fluctuates with inventory levels, so while the pricing noted here is accurate to time of writing, it may vary over time; second, pricing and availability is, as far as we know, for US customers only and may not correspond to pricing on your local flavor of Amazon. With that said, let's look at some toys!
One of the aspects of the Transformers movie franchise that rarely if ever generates discontent are the scores by Steve Jablonsky. Now - as has happened in the past with such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paramount has made the score for Transformers: The Last Knight available on a "For Your Consideration" website in preparation for the Academy Awards. Keep reading for the link!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It's our 2017 year in review! From the Last Knight to Titans Return, Power of the Primes, and more, we recap all of the Transformers news for the year that you need to know about! Also on the show, we revisit our predictions for 2017. Who won, who lost, and who was most off the mark? Also on the show, we have our toy of the year, find out what we consider the best toys of 2017! All that and more on this ginormous episode of Radio Free Cybertron!
The Autobots Unite subline from The Last Knight sure turned out oddly. What was originally Walmart's exclusive contribution to the toyline largely never materialized through Walmart at all. Among them is a One Step Turbo Changer set of Bumblebee and Hot Rod, which we discovered this evening at a Ross location in middle Tennessee. This joins the Legion Class two packs in calling the closeout chain home after never finding space on Walmart's shelves. You can find a photo of the find below. The set was priced at $11.99.
Twitter user Tagoal has posted some images of the Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime Clear Version that was released recently to coincide with TF5's Japanese home video debut! Sporting a lot of clear white and blue plastic, this is the Voyager mold available on shelves now (still) in the Premier Edition. It's kind of a shame that basically every version of this mold looks more appealing than the stock retail release, but even that one is a pretty nice toy in and of itself. Keep reading to see the photos!
A recent feature list on the online version of Rolling Stone sought to line up the ten worst films of 2017, Many choices seemed quite fitting, with few at least marginally surprising even just for where they scored on the list, if not their presence there to start with. But it's probably not that much of a leap that they gave the number one spot on the list to none other than Transformers: The Last Knight. While some fans might point to it as being on the better end of the series, that speaks very little for its quality in the larger arena of movies in general. Keep reading for a quick excerpt and link back to the Rolling Stone page.
From the website of artist Furio Tedeschi we have some new pieces of The Last Knight concept art from various stages of design. What made this latest batch stand out as interesting was how a number of pieces, such as some of the knight designs, showed clear traces of what would go in to the toyline, possibly marking a few of these pieces as part of the starting point for the design of things like Dragonstorm. Another treat is a few photos of those knight designs as physical set elements from the sound stages - parts of which I personally got to view up close in August of 2016! Keep reading to take a look through the mirrored images!
Paramount Home Media Distribution today unveiled a free augmented reality experience for iOS app users, coinciding with the release of Transformers: The Last Knight on 4K Ultra HD. Created by Viacom’s VR team Viacom NEXT using Apple ARKit technology, the app incorporates content from the latest film in the blockbuster series, Transformers: The Last Knight.