The LA Times has published an article today talking about Hasbro's forward-looking plans with their feature film business. As we'd heard about previously, Hasbro is planning their own cinematic universe in the style of Marvel's movies, bolstered by the runaway success of the Transformers film series. This article goes in to a little more detail on early plans for that, including a new try at GI Joe. There's also a little bit about next year's Bumblebee-focused spin off movie. Keep reading for select excerpts and a link to the article!
With the new Transformers: The Last Knight coming our way. I thought it would be interesting to share something rare and likely unseen from the first Transformers (2007) movie where it all began, 10 years ago. Behold, one of the fanciest Transformers press-kits you may have ever seen. Those who attended the Toy Fair 2007 special preview event, were given one of these press kits that actually transforms!
Just up on the official Prime 1 Studio Group page is a first look at their soon to be released Transformers Dark of the Moon edition Shockwave statue.
Emotionless, coldly logical, utterly ruthless... killing is all Shockwave lives for. - Optimus Prime.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon SHOCKWAVE will be available soon for preorder this month stay tuned!
ThreeA has posted a preorder listing for their next Transformers Premium Scale Collectible Figure: Evasion Edition Optimus Prime from Transformers: Age of Extinction
! The figure is in robot mode, so the callback to the Evasion Mode cab-forward truck is mainly one of deco. That said, there is a lot
of deco on this figure. Keep reading to see!
Entertainment website Deadline is reporting that the Bumblebee-focused entry in the Transformers live action movie series due in 2018 now has a director on board. Travis Knight will have the distinction of directing the first live action film installment that won't be in Michael Bay's care. Knight was previously the director for Kubo And The Two Strings
, and while that is a short credit list in this role, it's a pretty powerful first effort.