Thanks to 2005 for pointing this out! Yexel's Toy Museum in Las Piñas, 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!
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-06 DRIFT from Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Drift is a master of ancient weaponry who always remains calm and controlled during combat. Long ago, he fought for the Decepticons. The scars of battle changed his thinking, and now Drift wields his swords for well as a member of the Autobots.
Just in are images of the full Prime 1 Studio display at Wonder Festival Winter 2015 where the full line of Transformers Los Age / Age of Extinction figures were on display along with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get a look at the Lost Age Optimus Prime and Galvatron figures as well as Bumblebee and the new mini-busts that will be coming soon. Read to see the google translated update and images from the event.
The ILMVisualFX Youtube channel has posted a new behind the scenes video talking about the development of Lockdown's ship, which they call the "Knightship" in this video. They discuss some of the early concepts Michael Bay brought to ILM that shaped the development and some of the goals they had in creating the major set piece for the movie. One fact represented in the description but not the video itself was that this took the record for highest complexity model previously held by Shockwave's worm-drillers in Dark of The Moon. Click through and check it out.
Up next in the slow trickle of Transformers items being shown at WonderFest, the Medicom display has what may be our first look at the Age of Extinction deco Optimus Prime Bearbrick figure. Back in December we brought you images of the packaging art, but had yet to see the figure itself. Now that we have, we can say with certainty that it's an Optimus Prime Bearbrick in a deco that could be interpreted as being inspired by the movie. Keep reading to see for yourself!
Hong Kong's Herocross has posted images to Facebook of their Hybrid Metal Figuration Age of Extinction Optimus Prime! If you wanted to recreate adorable SD versions of those unforgettable moments when Optimus Prime actually believed Marky Mark was convincing as a scientist, now's your chance! Keep reading to see the images!
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