The Toy Soul convention is on in Hong Kong, and photos are coming in of the Transformers products on display there! Kids Logic's Mecha Nation series continues with SD figures of Rodimus, Shockwave, Bluestreak, and Dirge among others, and a better look at the previously-known Devastator. There's even an SD Age of Extinction Optimus Prime riding a gigantic Grimlock! Have a look after the jump!
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Hollywood - in the form of Paramount Pictures - is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Cinematic Universe based on Hasbro properties. Micronauts, Rom: Spaceknight, MASK, and Visionaries are slated to tie into existing film franchise GI Joe, and a writer's room is being assembled in the vein of the one created for the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Transformers is assumed to remain separate - though there was
that first Micronauts promotional image, so we'll see! Keep reading for details.
Over the months, the bits and pieces of future movie development news have made it fairly clear that we could expect to see Mark Wahlberg back for Transformers 5, about as much as we expect Michael Bay to be back in the director's chair. But in an interview with CinePop, Wahlberg is asked directly if he'll be returning, and confirms his involvement with the next movie. No further details are presented on this subject, but you can watch the entire quick interview clip with Wahlberg answering a couple other questions, embedded below.
TakaraTomy Mall has posted a preorder page for a clear plastic Transformers Display Stand due out on December 20th! Priced at 540 Yen each or about $5, the stands have a peg designed to fit into 5- or 3mm sockets and is shown holding up Deluxes, Voyagers, and small Masterpieces in the form of Arcee, Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, and Road Rage! Keep reading for the photos. UPDATED
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Deadline is reporting tonight that Hasbro Studios and Paramount have reassigned Akiva Goldsman away from writing the next Transformers movie. Apparently so pleased with his success leading the Transformers writers room, he will go on now to run a similar project for GI Joe, and then again for Micronauts when time comes to develop that property for film. Reportedly Goldsman will still have a supervisory role over the Transformers movie scripts, but will not be directly contributing to them himself. Keep reading for more on the new writers being negotiated and the original article link below.
Prime 1 Studios continues its series of extravagantly detailed - and plain old extravagant
- statues of the Movie Transformers! Limited to a run of 1500, with 500 including an exclusive severed Brawl head, Ironhide sports LEDs in his head and his cannons, and will set you back $1600 USD. Luckily there's a nice gallery of photos available so you can give it a nice, thorough look-over before you buy - keep reading to see!
We have our first good out of package look at the surprise movie Sideswipe figure that appeared for order on RobotKingdom this weekend. Thanks to Jimmy Yu and Ck Wong on Facebook, we've got several nice shots of the figure, showing off its extensive silver paintjob. Between that and being the Dark of The Moon mold, this may be the best overall representation of movie Sideswipe out there. Now, if only we knew why it was given AOE Crosshairs' guns... Click through to see all the photos!
RobotKingdom has posted a listing for a brand new entry in the Movie Advanced Series, a limited edition release of Sideswipe. Based on the Dark Of The Moon Deluxe mold and for some reason including weapons from Age of Extinction Crosshairs, it becomes overall quite inexplicable! RobotKingdom has this as shipping on November 14, and as we have no word on other release avenues for this, it might be a good idea to jump on now if you're interested. Click through to see the in-package photos!
Vending Times has reported on the third iteration of Sega's Transformers: Human Alliance
arcade cabinet. An arcade-style lightgun shooter, this new "Super Deluxe" version of the cabinet sports an 80-inch screen and mounted lightguns with recoil action. Said to be "about the size of a kid's bedroom," it should be pretty easy to tell if the version you see is the Super Deluxe. Keep reading for more details and a link!
3A has published photos and release information on their Premium Scale Collectible Figure version of Movie Starscream! Coming to the Bambaland 3A store on Friday the 13th, the figure will run $430 US. Pricy, yes- but not unreasonable for a 16" tall figure with seventy-five
points of articulation. Keep reading for all the info!
While casually mentioning that they now have the G1 license, Prime 1 Studio has listened to their fans and given them a preview of their 2016 wares from the Transformers Movies! Grayscale images of Shockwave, Sentinel Prime, Dark of the Moon Megatron and Bumblebee and/or Stinger can be seen in the image. Keep reading to have a better look!
Max Nicholson from IGN recently talked with Akiva Goldsman, notable lately for having led the writer's room effort that has reportedly produced the story outline for Transformers movies for the next decade. In a brief conversation about the Transformers franchise, Goldsman addresses things like the necessity of humans to Transformers stories, as well as the environment of the much talked about writer's room. Keep reading for an excerpt and a link back to the original article!
Jon Chu, director of the live action adaptation of Jem And The Holograms movie, talked to CinemaBlend recently and talked on the topic of how to create a big crossover "epic" to rival The Avengers: Bring together Jem with Transformers and GI Joe. In one movie. He was quick to note that for now he preferred to just stick with developing Jem, but he'd love to take on a fun property like Transformers. Good thing, too, since Jem is currently in Universal's hands which might make mixing it with the Paramount-backed TF and GI Joe series difficult. Still, if Hasbro wants a cinematic universe, one director has a truly outrageous pitch for them!
In a keynote at MIP Junior 2015, Hasbro's Stephen Davis touched on many topics related to the company's media franchises. In the process of answering questions, he revealed that the recently concluded writers room did not just plan Transformers 5, but that they worked to plot Transformers movies for the next ten years, which he suggests will take the property through an eighth film. He also specifically mentions Michael Bay's involvement once again, to no one's particular surprise. Video of the event has been posted to Youtube, so click through to have a look!
Today Deadline is reporting that TJ Fixman, known perhaps best to this audience For his contributions to the Ratchet & Clank series, has been hired in to Hasbro Studios as a creative consultant. Fixman's role will be to work with the existing media producers to help develop the fiction and media sides of the major brands, including Transformers. It sounds like Hasbro Studios is making a serious effort to up their media game, and only time will tell what influence will be seen from this latest addition.
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