The Transformers Dark of Moon toys hit the shelves to much contorversy from the collecting community. A number of issues plagued the toy series not least of which of the challenging action figure designs, but also smaller and more expensive toys that really never filled the void the move left with many fans, thus the line was cut short by retailers who refused the toys and left figures like the Transformers DOTM cancelled Soundblaster repaint of Soundwave that was never produced. Thanks to eBay seller lena81822 we get some looks at the unreleased figure.
Dwayne Johnson, AKA "The Rock" has updated his twitter account with an interesting little big of information that he could have been in two Hasbro property films. Appearently, he was Michael Bay's first choice for the lead in Transformers 4. He was unable to accept the role due to production conflcts with his role in the new Hercules movie. Subsequently, as we know how the role was given Mark Wahlberg instead who was his co-star in Bay's "Pain & Gain" that is in theaters now. See the tweet below for the full reveal now.
Having announced plans in early April for Transformers 4 to be a Chinese co-production involving the inclusion of some Chinese content, Paramount Pictures has now gone one step further in shaping the project along Chinese lines – by casting its Chinese roles through a reality television show, one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the country. Launched at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday, the Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search will be a new talent competition television show in which the four winners – two with professional acting experience, two without – will be granted roles in the next entry of the franchise.
Thanks to our sponsor Robotkingdom who have received a sample of the upcoming product FWI-3 Jet Power Upgrade kit. We get our first looks at the fully painted upgrade kit. According to the post,
the black colour fits perfectly with Optimus Prime from Nightwatch Jetwing Optimus Prime. It is highly detailed, and does not affect the articulation of Optimus Prime itself. It is expected to release in earlier than announced in late April 2013 instead of May. Check out the images below for the full details.
Just when you thought the 12-foot styrofoam prime was scraping the bottom of the scrap heap, we have news that Universal Studios Hollywood debut a Megatron walk-around character to promote Transformers: The Ride 3D. Megatron joins Optimus Prime and Bumblebee as walk-around characters reaching heights far above Universal Studios Hollywood guests, available as photo opportunities for fans to pose with. Who knows, a half dozen more robots and we may seen a robot war break out in SoCal.
Every year Carlton / American Greetings introduce a whole series of popular culture Christmas ornaments based on well know icons. This year they have revealed two Transformers Movie designs for the 2012 Christmas Ornaments. The Megatron head is activated with a button on back of head that triggers colorful lights and plays an audio clip from the movie that we don't know the contents of. They will also be offering a Movie Bumblebee Action Pose ornament of the character in robot mode. Check out the images of the ornaments for more details.
Thanks to vc410 (Vincent) at HK-TF who has posted a many in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Transformers Asia exclusive APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime action figure. Get a look at the box and many new shots of the action figure out of the box that show the toy based on the Dark Of The Moon Striker Optimus Prime in robot mode with with new metallic paint applications, chrome grill, and special battle blades that have been added to this set. Check out the images of Transformers Asia APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime now.
Takara Tomy have released a new solicitation with image of the Transformers Asia exclusive APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime packaging. Get a look at the box and a new shot of the action figure out of the box via Hobby Ark that show the toy based on the Dark Of The Moon Striker Optimus Prime in robot mode with with new metallic paint applications, chrome grill, and special battle blades that have been added to this set.
TransformersAsia.com has posted official images of the upcoming Asian market exclusive Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Dark Energon Edition Megatron Leader Class toy. This figure is an all new redeco of the Revenge Of The Fallen Leader Class Megatron action fugure. Check all the images of the dark leader Megatron figure that will be released in Asia, excluding Japan, December 12, 2012.
Thanks to TFW board member Mondo has shared some new in-hand images of Asia exclusive Transformers GDO Starscream and Ironhide Leader class action figures. Both toys are shown out of the box with close ups on their in-box and robot modes. These figures are repaints of Hunt For The Decepticons leader class toys that are shipping now from Robotkingdom and other online retailers.
Toys Daily have posted a handful of new in-hand images showing off the Sci-Fi Revoltech Series No. 040 Optimus Prime DX action figure that is just out in Japan. This guy comes with the Jetwing that debuted in the Dark of the Moon movie that has us salivating. Optimus Prime DX is shown in many positions with and without his gear on for a nice overview of the production release. While this figure may not transform, Revoltech has again made up for it in other ways with detailed sculpting, great articulation and loads of great accessories.
ACTOYS.net have posted an image on their forum by the third party toy maker Fans Want It. The image shows an image of the Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime leaders class figure with a large black shillouttte behind him that look at lot like wings with massive jet thrusters off to the side. It is unclear what they are looking to offer, but one can only guess this is some kind of homage to the Jetfire scene in the movie. See the image after the jump for the full details.
The official APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime site has been updated with some more images showing the intimate details of Asian market exclusive action figure. The toy based on the Dark Of The Moon Striker Optimus Prime is up-close to better view metallic paint applications, as well as the chrome grill, and close up details of the battle blades that have been added to this set. The limited edition figure will released in Asia only, excluding Japan, on September 28th of this month. See all the images and details below.
Thanks to ACToys who have posted some new images showing us more angles on the recently announced release of the Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Dark Energon Edition Megatron Leader Class toy. This figure is repaint of the Revenge Of The Fallen Leader Class Megatron. Check all the images of the dark leader Megatron figure after the jump.
Thanks to ACToys, there is news of more Movie Trilogy toys coming our way from the Dark of the Moon line. Just in are new details on two Leader Class figures including a Megatron Dark Energon Edition and a Starscream toy. Megatron is a black and purple themed repaint of the Revenge of the Fallen Leader figure that will be offered in the updated Asia packaging. The new Starscream offering a repaint of the Hunt For The Decepticons release that pays homage to the G1 character with with his classic G1 theme being applied to the modern mold.
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