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Hasbro addresses allegations of poor working conditions

Transformers News: Hasbro addresses allegations of poor working conditions
Date: Wednesday, December 28th 2011 2:52pm CST
Categories: Company News, Press Releases, Rumors
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): Hasbro

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On December 19th, the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights posted an article on their website accusing Hasbro of poor working conditions and less than adequate pay for workers at the Jet Fair Factory in China. The article can be read here.

In a press release last week, Hasbro addressed the claims of dire working conditions in their Jet Fair Factory stating they have taken the allegations very seriously. They deployed a team to work with I.C.T.I (International Council of Toy Industries) to examine the conditions of the facility. After an unannounced, nine hour inspection, both Hasbro and the I.C.T.I. determined the facility met "Hasbro's rigorous requirements."

The press statement goes on to say "While Hasbro is committed to continual improvement in all facets of corporate social responsibility, including continued ethical product manufacturing at Jet Fair and all factories that produce Hasbro products, the inflammatory allegations made by the NGO in their report were unsubstantiated by our investigation. As a matter of course, Hasbro will continue to monitor conditions at Jet Fair and all of our factories."

Click here to read the entire statement.

As soon the article surfaced, Seibertron.com members began discussing it in the forums. We immediately contacted Hasbro and they sent the following message to Seibertron.com in response to our inquiries to this matter on December 19th, 2011:

"Thank you for checking in with us on this matter. Hasbro takes all claims involving working conditions very seriously, and we are immediately investigating. The Company has a strong track record and has had long-standing policies and processes in place for years to help ensure good working conditions, including health and safety, at factories making our products. We strive to conduct business throughout our supply chain in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and we utilize not only ICTI-- but also our own on-the-ground workforce-- to monitor social compliance. For more information about Hasbro’s comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including more detail regarding Hasbro’s policies and practices related to ethical product manufacturing, please visit Hasbro.com/csr."

ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4

Transformers News: ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4
Date: Friday, November 4th 2011 9:10am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): universalhomevideo YouTube

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During a recent interview ILM's Scott Farrar talked about the possibility of another Transformers sequel. He says Paramount has already approached him for a fourth film, and he seems to confirm that director Michael Bay has also been contacted. No confirmation of course, but Farrar says he's on board for another film. Video embedded below.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films

Transformers News: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films
Date: Tuesday, October 25th 2011 11:17pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): LA Times

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It was just last week that rumors started swirling around the possibility of yet another Transformers film sequel. First Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner stated in a conference call that "active discussions" were taking place with Paramount, Bay, and Spielberg for additional films. That was almost immediately followed by several entertainment websites posting stories that resurrected the Jason Statham rumor and mentioned back to back filming of films 4 and 5. However, Bay and Statham were both quick to dismiss the rumors of their involvement. Out of all the rumors one thing seemed to remain steadfast, Shia LaBeouf would not be coming back.

Now Transformers Dark of the Moon's leading lady, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, has chimed in on the possible future of the Transformers movie franchise, and seems to think LaBeouf might be game.




Jason Statham and Michael Bay Address Future Transformers Movie Rumors

Transformers News: Jason Statham and Michael Bay Address Future Transformers Movie Rumors
Date: Wednesday, October 19th 2011 12:50am CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): MTV Movie Blog, Shoot for the Edit

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Just like the first time around, the Jason Statham rumor has been put to rest. This time by Statham himself. MTV recently asked the action star about his possible involvement in the future of the Transformers movie franchise, and this is what he had to say:

"You know, I don't know how those things start. You read them. Someone told me about it. [But] the internet is a dangerous place," he laughed. "There's a lot of stuff out there."

Not to say that Statham would be completely opposed to a "Transformers" movie: "I've got a lot of stuff in front of me, but Michael Bay is a talented man. This last one just made a billion dollars around the world, so people like his films. He's a talented man."


Click here to view the original article on MTV Movie Blog, which includes video of Statham debunking the rumor.

Director Michael Bay also dropped by his Shoot for the Edit forums to address the rumors that have been circulating around the internet:

Originally Posted by michaelbay
I am currently not talking to Paramount on T4 and T5 despite reports. I'm looking at a lot of possibilities coming my way right now weighing options. Most likely going to be doing the low budget Pain and Gain, a true story crime thriller. It's a very quick shoot and quite funny. Also just finishing the 3 disc set of the Transformer trilogy.

Michael

Transformers 4 & 5 to Film Back to Back with Jason Statham?

Transformers News: Transformers 4 & 5 to Film Back to Back with Jason Statham?
Date: Tuesday, October 18th 2011 1:58am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): ryan, MovieWeb, Collider, Showblitz

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It was only this morning that we reported Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner had mentioned active discussions with Paramount, Michael Bay, and Steven Spielberg for a fourth Transformers film, and the rumor mill is already churning. Collider, MovieWeb, and Showblitz are all three reporting that Transformers 4 and 5 may be filmed back to back, which could potentially save millions. Ehren Kruger is rumored to already have ideas for both potential sequels that Paramount are found of. According to the articles Shia LaBeouf is still out, and once again the Jason Statham rumor rears it's head. Keep in mind the Statham rumor first appeared a few months ago and was quickly dismissed by Michael Bay himself. Then again Bay also stated he was done with the Transformers franchise, and that seems like it may have changed based on Brian Goldner's comments. Sources report Bay is currently only slated as an executive producer along with Spielberg, but he may be interested in directing if he can get his body building movie Pain and Gain wrapped up prior the the filming of Transformers 4. Obviously these should be treated as nothing more than rumors, but interesting ones none the less.

Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues?

Transformers News: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues?
Date: Friday, September 30th 2011 8:33pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Automaton Toys, Cybertron.CA, snakas twitter

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Automaton Toys has shared some interesting information regarding Tarkara's new Chronicle sets over on the Cybertron.CA forums. As we already know the Chronicle sets pair up G1 reissues with their DOTM counterparts, so far Takara has released CH-01 Optimus Prime, CH-02 Megatron, and it's rumored that CH-03 will be a Bumblebee set.

Now for the interesting part, Automaton Toys has reported that the inner flaps of the Chronicle boxes reveal pictures of possible future Chronicle sets. CH-01 Optimus Prime reveals the aforementioned Bumblebee set, a set containing G1/DOTM Ratchet, and a G1/DOTM Ironhide set. CH-02 Megatron reveals a G1/DOTM Starscream set and...................... a G1/DOTM Shockwave set.

For the moment these sets can only be considered rumors, as Takara has remained tight lipped about future Chronicle releases. Could fans finally be on the verge of a long awaited G1 Shockwave reissue? Time will tell.

Update: Here's an image of the inner box flaps courtesy of the snakas twitter feed.

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Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image?

Transformers News: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image?
Date: Thursday, September 22nd 2011 8:30am CDT
Categories: People News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Hasui Shogo twitter

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Takara designer Hasui Shogo has posted an interesting image to his twitter account of what appears to be MP-10 Convoy Version 2.0 wearing carved up G1 Ultra Magnus trailer/armor. A very early concept of things to come? Keep in mind this isn't confirmation that MP Ultra Magnus Version 2.0 is coming, just something to be filed away as "interesting". Take a look at the image below.

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Purple and Green DOTM Voyager Shockwave?

Transformers News: Purple and Green DOTM Voyager Shockwave?
Date: Thursday, August 25th 2011 1:20pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Full Metal_Luffy of FMH

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Full Metal Hero member Full Metal_Luffy made an interesting discovery in the pages of a recent Tesco catalog, an image of Transformers DOTM Voyager Shockwave in unusual purple and green colors. Some have speculated this is just an editing error or possibly a lighting issue. Regardless it's an interesting image, check it out below.

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No New Transformers Prime Episodes Until September 10th?

Transformers News: No New Transformers Prime Episodes Until September 10th?
Date: Saturday, August 13th 2011 3:49pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Zap2it.com

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Fans of the Hub's Transformers Prime have probably noticed the recent drought in terms of new episode titles, descriptions, and air dates. Just last weekend Canada's Teletoon managed to sneak an all new and previously unheard of episode in on us, which up until now we didn't even know the title of. Zap2it has now listed the title for that episode as "T.M.I" and posted the following description:

The Decepticons hunt Bulkhead down when he gains possession of the secret formula for synthetic Energon.


Nothing all that newsworthy there, since we posted a summary of the episode shortly after it aired last weekend, but what is interesting is the air date they've listed, September 10th. If accurate that would mean this episode is still a month away from airing on the HUB, though new episodes may continue to air ahead of time on Teletoon.

Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to DVD and Blu-ray September 30th?

Transformers News: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to DVD and Blu-ray September 30th?
Date: Friday, August 12th 2011 1:14am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Spleenzorio

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Seibertron.com member Spleenzorio made an interesting discovery today at his local Wal-Mart, a possible new DVD/Blu-ray release date for Transformers Dark of the Moon. The last information we received indicated a November 15th release date, but as you can see in Spleenzorio's image below, this Wal-Mart has the film listed for September 30th. Just a mistake or could we be getting the home version a month and a half earlier than we previously expected?

Consider this a rumor for the time being, as no official release date has been announced. Have any other Seibertronians seen this information posted in your local Wal-Mart? Let us know here.

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