With the new Transformers: The Last Knight coming our way. I thought it would be interesting to share something rare and likely unseen from the first Transformers (2007) movie where it all began, 10 years ago. Behold, one of the fanciest Transformers press-kits you may have ever seen. Those who attended the Toy Fair 2007 special preview event, were given one of these press kits that actually transforms!
Just up on the official Prime 1 Studio Group page is a first look at their soon to be released Transformers Dark of the Moon edition Shockwave statue.
Emotionless, coldly logical, utterly ruthless... killing is all Shockwave lives for. - Optimus Prime.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon SHOCKWAVE will be available soon for preorder this month stay tuned!
ThreeA has posted a preorder listing for their next Transformers Premium Scale Collectible Figure: Evasion Edition Optimus Prime from Transformers: Age of Extinction! The figure is in robot mode, so the callback to the Evasion Mode cab-forward truck is mainly one of deco. That said, there is a lot of deco on this figure. Keep reading to see!
Entertainment website Deadline is reporting that the Bumblebee-focused entry in the Transformers live action movie series due in 2018 now has a director on board. Travis Knight will have the distinction of directing the first live action film installment that won't be in Michael Bay's care. Knight was previously the director for Kubo And The Two Strings, and while that is a short credit list in this role, it's a pretty powerful first effort.
TakaraTomy has posted new images of their Metal Collection (AKA MetaColle) figures of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! Due out at the end of March, these diecast metal figures are small but only run 1,080 Yen each. (The size is more more pronounced when you realize the average height for a Japanese man is five feet, seven inches and the odds are against that hand being terribly big.) Keep reading to have a look!
TakaraTomy has released a second, commercial for their Transformers: Movie THE BEST Series toyline! It features some of the same stop-motion animation from the first, longer TV spot... but isn't Japanese toy commercial stop-motion animation always worth a second look? Answer: yes. Yes, it is. Keep reading to see the video mirrored here!
Just in from Taobao seller zairj2010, We have a packaged image of a "Movie The Best" MB04 Shockwave from Takara Tomy.
This is one of the four figures that are said to be reissued in the Japan starting in Feburary 4th. Read on to see the images below.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It's our big year end episode! We recap 2016 in terms of toys, media, events and major announcements. We also review our 2016 predictions from the beginning of the year. What were the biggest news items of the year? What were our favorite toys? Find out in this ginormous episode of Radio Free Cybertron, featuring a special Being Awesome segment from Rob Springer!
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-12 JAZZ from Transformers film. First Lieutenant Jazz is one happy-go-lucky Autobot. Good-natured and always able to take things in stride, he provides a decent contrast to the more serious demeanor of Ironhide or Optimus Prime himself. He's also a talker, something Ironhide and Prime like to tease him about. He might be the smallest Autobot but he's by no means a coward, willing to take on any foe, big or small.
Loopaza Mega Store has posted a pair of scans from Figure Oh (Figure King) magazine showing off the upcoming TakaraTomy 10th Anniversary rerelease of ROTF Leader class Optimus Prime! Prime sports a lot of weapons, including his arm blades and infamous "facehooks." And, the mold has been upgraded with new features like articulated fingers! Keep reading to see the images.
Deadline Hollywood has dropped a new post letting us know that even before Transformers 5: The Last Knight is in the can. The Transformers 6 Bumblebee spinoff is moving ahead with plans as the scirpt is reported to be complete, the search for a movie director begins.
With Transformers films having been handled exclusively by blockbuster titan, Michael Bay. Meeting expectations of the past, while hopefully lifting the franchise out of the Bayhem are high.
The Bumblebee script penned by writers room member, Christina Hodson, appears to aim the 6th installment at the lady fans of franchise.
Prime1Studio has posted images of the latest in their line of super high-quality movie Transformer statues: Ratchet! Limited to 750 pieces at $1200 each, this 26" statue is a really nice rendition of the Autobot medic. Keep reading to see!
Tonight we have some very good looks at the 10th anniversary lineup TakaraTomy is putting together for the Transformers movie series, heading to retail in early 2017. Celebrating the entire franchise rather than just the first movie, there's a wide assortment of characters represented, many with upgraded decos, and at least two with new accessories as well. Along with this stock photo batch via Hobbybase on Facebook, we have large, clear images of Leo Prime, the Lio Convoy based redeco of Alpha Trion in the Legends series. Click through to check it all out!
2017 marks ten years since the release of the first Transformers movie, and to celebrate how old we all now feel from hearing that, site sponsor TFSource has posted preorders with "DO NOT COPY" catalog photos of TakaraTomy's 10th Anniversary series! Eleven movie figures will be reissues between February and March of next year, with the usual Takara level of extra paint expected. There are also articulated rider mini-figures of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee included with Grimlock and Strafe! Keep reading to see the full listings with each figure's original release.