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.
Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the latest release in the Premium Bust Collection - Lockdown from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Like any bounty hunter, Lockdown will pay top dollar to get what he wants. Answering only to his enigmatic "Creators", Lockdown holds himself above the Autobot/Decepticon war and sees both sides as squabbling children that he has to rein in personally. He doesn't think much of other civilized species across the galaxy (particularly humans), though he isn't above working with them if it suits him.
Tencent Games and Hasbro today officially announced a new Transformers Online shooter. The game is a competitive online action shooter powered by Unreal Engine 4, and in other words, it will be similar to Overwatch in gameplay style. Transformers will start closed beta in China on August 5 and the game will reveal more details at ChinaJoy 2016 later this week. Stay tuned for our following coverage.
Prime1Studio has once again posted teaser images to Instagram for an upcoming statue based on the Transformers movies, this time of Shockwave! The Dark Of The Moon
setpiece/cameo - it's a stretch to call him a "character" given his role in the film - is the latest in their line highly-detailed high-end statuary. Keep reading to see the images.
to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 6/29/2016!
Roll Out with this piece of tranformers history on the actual Chromia Motorcycle prop from the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen movie.
No lie, the posting on Los Angles Craiglist is offering what it is listing as the "actual motorcycle used in the movie, with artist proof and artwork" for sale at $15,000. Based on the 2009 Suzuki B-King motorcycle, the listing includes numerous details on the item. Read on for the full details and images of the Chromia Motorcycle.
In a move that had to be more or less inevitable, TakaraTomy has added Optimus Prime and Bumblebee to their MetaColle line! Short for "Metal Figure Collection," these small figures are minorly articulated and are made of diecast metal. The Age of Extinction
versions of the characters will be joining characters from the Marvel movies, Pokemon, Toy Story,
Hello Kitty, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Keep reading to see!
Comicave Studios have released their newest images for their Omni Class 1/22 Optimus Prime Transformers Age of Extinction movie figure.
The 15 inch high non-transforming figure is fully articulated. Made of 50% die-cast build with metal shield & a sword weapons and light-up eyes.
The figure on pre-order now is scheduled for release August 2016 at a current price of $400 USD. Read on fo r images and details.
The Scorpion figure is a total of 8” long with the tail completely extended. Scorpion is a highly detailed collectible composed of many tiny parts and features articulated arms and tail. Also included with the Scorpion figure is an axe for a leader class Optimus Prime. The figure is slated to ship in June 2016 for a price of $84.99 USD. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
. Check out the images for more details.
The video series Super Power Beat Down
has pitted Optimus Prime (the movie version to be specific) against the most technologically advanced superhero on Earth: Iron Man! This unofficial video plays out a battle between the two titans, but leaves the end result up to the voting public. Who is the winner? You'll have to watch through to the end to find that out - keep reading to see the video!
We reported on this back in 2014
, but it appears with the roll out of Transformers 5 on the way. Paramount is just now in court fighting a $27 Million lawsuit. The suit claims that the Chinese company Wulong Karst Tourism, paid $750,000 to be placed in the film, but they never appeared in the movie that was shown in Cinemas. Could this be a setback for the Transformers 5 movie's product and licensing opportunities?
Seems like it is way too early to be talking about Transformers 6.
But just in via Diplo, the American DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter, who has updated his Instagram account.
We have word and an image of him and Michael Bay. What is possibly a joke, typo or both, does mention them meeting in Miami, Florida to talk about Transformers 6, Yes 6, not 5.
Read on for the full quote and image from the artist.
International Business Times reports that Robert Kirkman, creator of popular zombie-encrusted soap opera The Walking Dead
, has opened up on the reasons why he was only in the Transformers Cinematic Universe's Writers' Room for a single day. It's related to the health issues that kept him out of last year's San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in 10 years. Keep reading for further details and a video of Kirkman responding to the question.
User Red Goblin on TFW has shared a few images reportedly originating with Industrial Light and Magic, showing some new concept pieces from the live action Transformers movies. There's various shots of landscapes clearly used in the development of Cybertron itself, plus ship and character designs from Age of Extinction specifically - including an orange-armored Drift, giving a good idea where the analogous character in Robots in Disguise got his coloring from. We've mirrored the images, so keep reading to check it out!
The Hollywood Reporter has an article out today talking about the immediate future of the Transformers movie series. As was revealed just before Toy Fair, we're locked in for a schedule of three consecutive years of Transformers movies, the mid point of which is a Bumblebee focused film. Paramount's Brad Grey is quoted as saying that Bumblebee is among the Transformers universe characters deserving of their own movies. It's also called out that the Bee Movie will be kept to a lower cost than typical for the series. Click through for a quick excerpt and link to the original article.
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