The Transformers Live Action Move Blog has posted a rumor sourced from noted Hollywood insider site Christian Today... which got it from Design & Trend... which got it from some podcast who got it from some random Facebook page ...that Ultra Magnus and the Quintessons will appear in Transformers 5. We're skeptical, for reasons we'll go into in the article - but this is notable because it means the TF5 hype train is underway. Keep reading for more details on this game of Internet Telephone!
From Weibo by way of Autobase Aichi, we have our first look at the Platinum Edition Dinobots boxset! ...which, as it turns out, is not
an assortment of G1 Dinobot reissues. Instead, it's a reissue of the SDCC 2014 Dinobots, those being Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock plus Deluxe Snarl, Strafe, and Slug, all in G1 colors. One nice thing though: you may not get the pop-up Teletraan-1 backdrop, but you do
get Voyager-class Slog, who was previously a separate Amazon exclusive! Keep reading to see the packaged figures.
Sega has released a special version of their Transformers Human Alliance
arcade game that has surfaced in the Tokyo Joypolis arcade! Titled Transformers: Human Alliance Special,
the new version features a gyroscopic cockpit that can turn the player in any direction. Not a game we'd recommend playing on a full stomach, but a pretty interesting concept. Keep reading for video and details!
SDCC 2015 rages on and on and... Just in for you movie fans are the Transformers Comicave Optimus Prime Bumblebee statues from Play Imaginative that were on display at the the convention. Check out these officially licensed highly detailed sculptures featuring the Transformers Age of Exctinction Options Prime and Bumblebee characters in 1/22 scale. No word on pricing or release dates just yet. Get a look at the both of the figures in the gallery below.
Tformers continues with is live news covering from SDCC 2015 with the latest news on the Transformers on display at the convention. Here we have an update from the Sideshow Collectibles booth that was showing off the latest in the Movie statues line including Optimus Prime, Megatron and the Bumblebee characters. Read on to see the images in the gallery below.
Autobots - roll out! This Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Premium Scale Action Figure stands a massive 19-Inches tall and will be the prize of your Transformers collection! Optimus Prime is fully poseable with over 85 points of articulation, including articulated fingers. The figure features a highly detailed sculpt and paint application with realistic weathering effect. Comes with Dual Cyber Swords and Blade Knuckle accessory is also included.
ToysRUs Japan has posted images of their August exclusive Black Knight Optimus Prime, a recolor of the equally elaborate Armor Knight Optimus Prime, which was itself
a heavy remold of Age of Extinction Generations Leader-class Optimus Prime. It may be the standard black recolor, but it's really very well-done, and looks great. Keep reading to see!
If you find yourself in George Town, Penang, Malaysia between July 10th and September 17th of this year, be sure to check out the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee statues on display as part of the first Transformers exhibit in southeast Asia! The Malay Mail Online reports that the exhibition will be part of the "Visit Penang 2015" tourism appeal, and there will be laser light shows daily in the evenings. Keep reading for more details as well as a photo from the announcement ceremony - and get ready to consult your travel agent!
Screenwriter Lindsey Beer has posted an image of herself along with her fellow writers and the producers who have been tasked with taking the Michael Bay Transformers films and parlaying them into a full-fledged cinematic universe! Keep reading to see.
It's Japanese Hobby Magazine time again! TAG Hobby has posted images of some new figures as seen in Figure-Oh
(Figure King) magazine! Seen are Clash of the Transformers recolors of Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, and Bumblebee as well as "Big" Megatronus - the Mega 5-Step figure we posted a few days ago. Also, there's another look at the Nemesis Prime/Scourge/Black Convoy repaint of Leader-class Optimus Prime! We've got a new name for the black repaint Prime rotation: Black Knight Optimus Prime.
Keep reading to see!
Also announced amongst the Tokyo Toy Show news today was TakaraTomyMall's limited-edition Nightmare Megatron! An intricate repaint of the Revenge of the Fallen Leader-Class Megatron mold, Nightmare Megatron will go up for sale on July 7th for a price of 14904 Yen. We believe that Autobase Aichi is saying that this is a limited edition of 2000 pieces as well. Keep reading to see!
In a recent interview with Collider, Mark Wahlberg was asked if he had any inside scoop on the next entry in the Transformers movie series. While he's apparently not any more in the loop than the rest of us, he's also with the majority of the fandom in a firm belief that Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 5, despite Bay's own statements otherwise. A range of sources have all hinted at this being the case as well, including signs that the fifth movie is being delayed until Bay finishes his own current project. Keep reading for the interview excerpt.
If you're unable to visit St. Charles, IL and see Frank Welker and Peter Cullen at BotCon, you have a second chance! Rhode Island Comic Con has announced that Welker and Cullen will be making an appearance at their convention, which takes place November 6th-8th. Pricing for the special-ticket event is extremely comparable to BotCon, with $150 to get an autograph and photo op from one of them or $225 for the pair. Keep reading for the announcement and a link to buy tickets.
Thunder and lighting strikes in Hollywood as we speak. A dozen, or more, writers converge to take the Transformers into new and uncharted territories. Dateline is reporting the recruiting process continues with yet another new draft to the team. Takeing a page, literally, from Marvel's book. They have brought in Marvel's Daredevil Writer, Steven DeKnight, to add more flare to the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Read on for the full details.
Forbes has posted an in-depth article about the particulars of the Transformers Writers' Room, which meets for the first time today! The eleven writers plus head writer Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin
) will be surrounded by all aspects of the franchise in order to pitch their movies... and with each writer being encouraged to pitch their own movie, Goldsman included, we could be looking at an even dozen
of Transformers films entering development as we speak. Keep reading for a selection from the article!
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