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The TransformersAsia Facebook page has posted a wealth of images of the new Ultimate Optimus Prime, showing off what almost has to be the definitive version of Optimus as he appeared in Transformers (2007), Revenge Of The Fallen, and Dark Of the Moon. Featuring comparisons to the previous APS-01 release, Ultimate Prime features lots more paint and a tremendous loadout of weapons. The figure's due for release on April 24th but in the meantime you can keep reading to see the mirrored gallery of 43 images!




Cinematic Universes are a Thing right now, with Marvel and Star Wars leading the way. Now, according to Deadline, Paramount is looking at their biggest movie property with an eye towards more varied (and frequent) releases. To that end they're enlisting writer Akiva Goldsman, whose credits range from the drama A Beautiful Mind to the well-received TV series Fringe ...to Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. This should be interesting. The story also hints that Michael Bay may unsurprisingly be returning for Transformers 5 after his current movie project - or at least that TF5 won't go ahead until that project is complete. Keep reading for more details!




Site sponsor Robot Kingdom has posted images of the upcoming Hybrid Metal Figuration Age of Extinction Bumblebee from Herocross, a large figure featuring (as the name implies) diecast metal in its construction. It's due for July at a price of $130, and looks decently poseable and highly accessorized as far as SD figures go. Keep reading to see!




ToysRUs Japan has posted new images of Black Knight Optimus Prime! Based on Armor Knight Optimus Prime, the heavily-reworked version of Generations Leader-class Optimus, Black Knight Prime is every bit as extensively painted as the Armor Knight version and looks great. The figure is due for release in August at a price of 8,638 Yen after tax. Keep reading for the photos!




Fans in America are quick to forget about those Bayformers robots. However, in Shanghai a Hunan father and son team have turned away from farming vegetables to the much more profitable endeavor of building Transformers robots statues out of car parts. According to a report on Shanghaist, they are taking in 1 million yuan ~ $160,00 usd each year.




Thanks to 2005 for pointing this out! Yexel's Toy Museum in Las PiƱas, Phillipines houses an impressive life-size (1:1) scale bust of movie Optimus Prime! Housed in a NEST scaffolding, it's quite an impressive sight. Keep reading to see more photos, and check out their Facebook page to see their other life-sized exhibits like the Iron Monger armor from the first Iron Man film, and Baymax from Big Hero 6!




This week's QTransformers is up on YouTube, and this week's special guest robot is Red Alert, who seems to be perpetually frightened and/or embarrassed. The topic between him, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Lockdown seems to be the minimum standards in video games, for all the good that does most of us. Keep reading to see the episode!




In what we presume to be a limited-time offer, Google is offering the 2007 Transformers movie - probably the best of the four - for free through its Google Play store. The catch is that you have to register a payment method such as a credit card with them, so if a free digital copy of Transformers is your price for doing that, it's worth checking out! Keep reading for the link.




Multiple news sources are confirming that Leonard Nimoy, best known as Star Trek's Mr. Spock but also a repeated presence in Transformers media, has died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 83. An actor, director, photographer, and much more, Mr. Nimoy was in all things he chose to do an artist, first and foremost, who gave his work the attention and forethought it deserved. He will be missed, and the thoughts of the TFormers staff go out to Mr. Nimoy's family.




The Dengeki Hobby website - not to be confused with the TAGHobby news aggregator site, Dengeki Hobby magazine, or TAG Hobby Magazine which doesn't exist - has posted images of QT15 Hound, QT16 Bluestreak, QT17 Tracks, and QT18 Nemesis Prime! It's worth noting that Nemesis Prime is based off of the Movie Optimus Prime QTransformers mold, and perhaps not surprisingly, Movie Prime takes to an evil paintjob very well. Keep reading to see!




Transformers Asia posted some new photos of the upcoming Movie Optimus Prime figure today, as well as announcing that the premiums included with the first run! People who purchase the equipment-laden version of Movie Trilogy Optimus Prime once it's released on April 17th will receive a metal card with the toy's serial number as well as a diecast mini-Allspark Cube! Keep reading to see!




As is standard practice, the winners of the Razzies were announced the morning before the Oscars ceremony, and Age of Extinction was recognized! While it was nominated in nine categories, it only won two: Worst Director for Michael Bay, and Worst Supporting Actor for Kelsey Grammer. However, Grammer was cited for performance in four movies - TF4, The Expendables 3, Think Like A Man Too, and Legends of Oz. Keep reading for a full list!




Shartimus Prime has dropped by with new a video review for the Transformers 4 Stinger Age of Extinction deluxe class figure. After a long wait, we are finally getting us some Stinger action. Get the scoop on this late addition him out of the package and in robot and alternate modes. Read on to watch the full video review and spy the details in the image gallery.




Radio Free Cybetron's Diecast is at New York Toy Fair 2015! Today he's touring the Metal Earth booth among others, and they've just announced that they'll be adding Transformers to their lineup! Metal Earth kits are laser-etched sheets of steel that are assembled to become starships, buildings... and now, G1 Optimus Prime as a robot and Revenge of the Fallen Jetfire as a jet! Keep reading to see the booth, the Transformers kits, and examples of their Star Wars and Star Trek models as well!




TFW2005 has posted an extensive rundown of Hasbro's Investor Event in the leadup to Toy Fair 2015! Much was revealed about Hasbro's plans for the coming year, such as the Transformers360 initiative, which is a plan for Transformers to be accessible at any time from as many platforms as possible. Also shown was the first official picture of Titan-Class Combiner Wars Devastator, being hailed as the biggest combiner ever! Keep reading to see the details and photo!



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