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Hollywood is a strange place where guys like Micheal Bay create movies about nothing and everything. Here, is yet another off the cuff idea being painted onto the Transformers Age of Extinction movie. This one tries to explain how some of the movies elements, such as Prime riding Grimlock, are based on classic Western movies...Ohhhkay. Read on to watch the clip now, but keep your pistols drawn just in case Bay pulls another fast one on us.



Marking the home video release of Age of Extinction, voice actor Peter Cullen committed his hand prints and signature to a tile of concrete at TCL Chinese Theatre. A large statue of Optimus Prime was on display at the theatre, and a second concrete slab was present featuring a single tire print to represent the Autobot leader. Keep reading to see images from the event from Twitter user Levi Tinker, and a Youtube video from Mingle Media with highlights from the event where Peter Cullen credits his brother as his inspiration.



A member of the 2005 forums spotted an interesting prototype among the special features on the TF4 Blu-Ray. A designer is holding a new Dinobot of some type, and one that very much looks like a new riff on the stylized Animated Grimlock design. Odds are good the Dinobot leader is going to figure into the show released on the heels of Age of Extinction, but the question remains: is this our next Grimlock? Keep reading to see the photo!



YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has reviewed Construct-Bots Hound and Wideload! Hound looks pretty good in both modes, and Wideload turns into a nifty set of armor and weapons for Hound - but Chuck does have some concerns about the construction. Keep reading to see the review!



Time to go out and pick up Age of Extinction! Today is the North American release date for the fourth Transformers film on physical media - Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, DVD, and combinations thereof - and BaCon's got a list of what you'll find where! Click here to read it!



For those who prefer their Dinobot leaders in a less warm color profile and their Optimus Primes fully painted, ToysRUs has the set you've been looking for! The Platinum Edition set of the Leader-class figures is now up on ToysRUs' website at a price of $109.99. That stings a bit, but since Leaders go for $45-50 each now it's not as much of a markup as it could be. Especially from ToysRUs. Keep reading for the link!



Steve Jablonsky has posted to his official Facebook page that the score for Age of Extinction will be released on Tuesday, October 7th. Jablonsky is currently hard at work preparing a number of signed copies to be sold through the publisher's website, and suggests a few may also make their way out to some retail locations. Keep reading to see Steve Jablonsky's thanks to his fans straight from his Facebook update!



Rovio has posted a new video from Angry Birds Transformers detailing gameplay - combining a runner with a shooter the likes of Cabal, transforming serves to increase your movement speed to evade obstacles in the background. An upgrade system is teased as well. Release dates are given as October 15th for iOS, and October 30th for Google Play. Keep reading to see the video!



In an interview with Cinema Blend, when asked his thoughts if Michael Bay should really be leaving the franchise after Age of Extinction, Peter Cullen spoke very highly of the director so well known for flashy, eye catching, attention grabbing, and explosive action scenes who has shaped what the Transformers movies have become over the last seven years. Keep reading for an excerpt from the piece and a link back to the original interview!



Just because the movie has moved on towards home video doesn't mean that marketing stops. Recently a press event was held allowing a number of people the chance to experience select vehicles whose likenesses were featured in Age of Extinction at their top performance on a race track, riding shotgun with a professional driver. Paramount has released a short highlight video from this event, closing with a few words from actor Peter Cullen. Keep reading to watch the embedded video!


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Transformers Colombia - which is now sadly a private Facebook group - has worked their magic again and provided us with fourteen pieces of official character art for Transformers Angry Birds. While we don't have specific Angry-Birdified names for these versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Soundwave, Megatron, and a couple others, check out fourteen official images of the Autobirds and Deceptihogs below!


An official site for the Transformers Human Alliance Game has been launched by Sega Japan with what appears to be a game based on the characters from the first three Transformers movies. The trailer shows a Shia-like character by the name of Sam along with renderings of the Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and other characters like Shockwave lurking on the site page, in their pre-Age of Extinction forms. Read on to see the trailer for the full preview now.


The Age of Extinction mobile game is now available for free on iTunes! Described as a "Combat Runner," the game presumably entails running forward and avoiding obstacles while also shooting things. Check out the full article for the iTunes description and a link to the game!

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A member of the 2005 forums spotted an interesting prototype among the special features on the TF4 Blu-Ray. A designer is holding a new Dinobot of some type, and one that very much looks like a new riff on the stylized Animated Grimlock design. Odds are good the Dinobot leader is going to figure into the show released on the heels of Age of Extinction, but the question remains: is this our next Grimlock? Keep reading to see the photo!


Rovio has posted a new video from Angry Birds Transformers detailing gameplay - combining a runner with a shooter the likes of Cabal, transforming serves to increase your movement speed to evade obstacles in the background. An upgrade system is teased as well. Release dates are given as October 15th for iOS, and October 30th for Google Play. Keep reading to see the video!


Autobase Aichi has posted new images and details on the October Legendary Weapons promotion happening in various Japanese stores. The Prime Axe, Tricera Mace, Spino Hammer, and Ptera Spear will all be given out at different Japanese retailers to those who spend 3,000 Yen or more. Keep reading to see photos!

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The Japan Times has published an article about Age of Extinction, its Japanese connections, and the samurai-inspired changes to the character designs. Bay also reveals that despite vowing that Dark of the Moon was his last Transformers film he was "prevailed upon, expertly" by a group or person he does not name to direct TF4. Will the same be true of TF5? We'll see. Keep reading for a link and selected quotes!


The Huffington Post have posted an interview with three time Transformers movie writer Ehren Kruger who penned the latest "Transformers: Are of Extinction" movie that swept box offices last weekend. In the article the writer shares a number of insights about how the so-called new trilogy was decided on as well as many of the aspects be brings to the table. We learn about director Michael Bay's idea to make this new forray a "Father-Daughter" story as well as the origins of Lockdown and the one character Bay will never do (which means he will, at some point).

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