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Good news from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! They've just listed a new preorder for an additional run of the Bumblebee Dual Model Kit. Representing Bumblebee in his pre-AOE body style, this non-transforming model is a highly articulated frame that you build the armor on in order to complete the figure. The preorder listing has an expected arrival date of March 2015.




CinemaSins has posted the latest installment in their "Everything Wrong With) series, covering Transformers: Age of Extinction... and it's a two-part video clocking in at a total of 32 minutes. For comparison, the first Amazing Spider-Man film took them all of two minutes. Somehow Toy Story took them ten, so we may be looking at some editorial bloat as time goes on, but still... 32 minutes. Keep reading to see!




The official Transformers Facebook have posted a new video that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Reynor’s stunt driving in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Get a look at what the actor did to prepare for the movie by spending hours and hours behind the wheel learning to drive fast, skid, drift and all kinds of moves that were used in the movie.




Amazon Japan has posted a product page for a limited edition version of the Japanese 2D/3D Blu Ray release of Age of Extinction. Included in the set is a limited edition Army Camo version of Generations Voyager Hound, generally considered to be one of the best figures from the TF4 Generations toyline. It's a pretty nice paintjob for a nice figure, and it'll set you back about $130 for the set when it's released on December 10th of this year. Keep reading for photos!




TakaraTomy has updated their Cybertron Satellite contest page with details on this month's sticker and drawings. Customers spending more than 3,000 yen at select Japanese brick-and-mortar retailers during October will get a limited edition sticker of Lost Age/Age of Extinction Drift! Those who collect three stickers can affix them to a special postcard and be entered into a drawing for valuable Transformers prizes. It appears that 10 Masterpiece Ultra Magnuses and 20 Lost Age Advanced Series Nemesis Primes are to be given away. Keep reading for the images and machine-translated details!




Amazon Japan has posted high resolution official photos of Knight Armor Optimus Prime, an extensive retool of the Advanced Series (Generations) Leader Optimus Prime. This figure features changes to the torso, lower legs and forearms, as well as a new design head that allows the figure to be displayed with mask on or mask off. Knight Armor Optimus is scheduled for release on November 15th, and is listed at ¥8000 (plus 8% tax inside Japan), so expect this to easily top $100 from your usual import sources. Keep reading to check out all the images!




I said yesterday that we love good stop motion, and it didn't take long before another found its way to us. In Prime's Rage, Optimus faces off against mostly human military forces trying to block his escape from a city of cardboard. Stop motion is a time consuming art, and it's always a treat to see a finished work realized this well. Click through and check out the embedded video!




The Japanese website for Toys R Us has made an update to its listing for their exclusive recolor of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. "Rusty" Optimus Prime was originally released on August 10th, but the latest version of the product page now shows a shipment date of December 8th. If you've been considering this version as your choice of screen-accurate editions of the Voyager Optimus mold, it looks like an additional supply is getting ready to become available. Just remember you'll still have to go through an extra party to order it!




After taking China's movie boxoffice by storm this summer. It should be no surprise that Universal have announced they will be opening a new theme park in Beijing, as reported by the Seattle Times. The explosive success of Transformers: Age of Extinction all but ensures a place in the new Theme Park that is said to cost $3.3-billion for the 300-acre entertainment facility.




Just up on the Official Paramount Pictures page on Pintrest, are some free Transformers Halloween goodies. They have uploaded Autobot and Decepticon masks that you can print out at home to create you own Transformers halloween costume this year. They have also posted a couple of Transformers Age of Excintction banners you can print out for parties and creative uses.




The helicopter version of Drift retooled from Dark of The Moon Skyhammer may not be the newest thing around, but this video of the toy is definitely worth looking at. Tsumaraseta did a quick stop motion look at the toy, and finished off with an impressive triple-change sequence using both Generations AOE Drift figures. We love cool stop motion with Transformers, so check out the video embedded below!




You're probably more familiar with How To Ride A Dinobot in the form of the three cartoon clips that hit YouTube when Age of Extinction hit theaters. However, there's also a mini-comic from IDW, and Hasbro is now offering it free on their site! It's written by John Barber with art by Marcelo Ferreria, colors by Priscilla Tramontano, and letters by Shawn Lee. Keep reading for the link!




If you've fallen a little behind in your Transformers purchases, this is a great time to round up what you've missed. Hasbro Toy Shop currently has a new active coupon code that gives 20% off most in stock merchandise, and throws free shipping on as well, even for orders under $50! HTS is very up to date with their Transformers offerings, that combined with this excellent discount make it a perfect chance to snag some things you may have opted to wait on a bit. Keep reading for the discount code!




Variety reports that Age of Extinction very easily topped all three Nielsen VideoScan sales charts: Overall Disc Sales, Blu-Ray/DVD Combos, and Blu-Ray Only. Unusually Transformers 4 also derived a much larger chunk of its first-week sales from Blu-Ray releases at 63%. Also, AoE was the most rented video this week as well. Whatever you think of Michael Bay's approach to Transformers it's continually rewarded with success - so I hope you're used to it. Keep reading for more info!




Singapore superfans Planet Iacon have posted images of an upcoming Platinum Edition set that includes five Age of Extinction Dinobots in eye-popping silver chrome. Grimlock, Slug, Strafe, Slog, and Scorn have all been rendered almost completely in vac-metal silver whilst retaining highlights in their personal color schemes. This makes the Dinobots closer to their in-film color schemes for Transformers 4. Also: blinding. Keep reading to see the pictures, but try not to stare directly at them for too long!



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