USA today has revealed new extra images for Transformers Revenge of The Fallen. The images are of an explosion, an infiltration, shooting a movie scene and the Optimus Prime image used for the Empire magazine cover.
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Revenge of the Fallen is catching more media attention as USA Today posted a second article about the upcoming movie. The article describes the army equipment and cooperation that was needed to make this sequel.
Amid blinding platinum dunes baking in the 105-degree sun, scores of elite servicemen and women cluster in and around real tanks, rocket launchers and personnel carriers as they unleash a machine-gun barrage at an invisible (and entirely fictional) enemy: Transformers.
These troops, many of them recently returned from the actual life-and-death realities of Iraq and Afghanistan, aren't professional actors. But for the moment, they are the stars and this is the climactic battle of next summer's sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
"The U.S. Department of Defense gave its official stamp of approval to the Michael Bay-directed film, not only allowing production amid the pristine dunes of the Army's New Mexico missile range, but also letting filmmakers follow jets and fighter planes through the sky from nearby Holloman Air Force Base. More scenes were shot on the Navy's aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, and Marines fill the ranks of the strike team battling the invading Transformers".
"Among the equipment the movie is using in this desert sequence alone: two A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" tank-killing jets; six F-16 Fighting Falcons; 10 armored Humvees; the Army's Golden Knights parachute team; two Abrams tanks; two Bradley tanks; two missile-launcher vehicles; two armored personnel carriers; and a quarter-mile of the missile testing range, cleared of unexploded ordnance and built into an Egyptian town and temple. (Signs warn not to cross a perimeter just over the gypsum dunes, because live bombs could be hidden in the sand)".
Before Optimus Prime was, KARR was. And in 1982 the evil twin prototype of KITT in the TV series called Knight Rider, was voiced by actor Peter Cullen.
Knight Rider fan site Knight Rider Online is now reporting on their site that the actor best know for giving voice to the original Optimus Prime as well as the current movie Optimus Prime, will reprise his role as KARR in the new series of Knight Rider. The episode is called Knight To King's Pawn and will air on NBC on January 21st.
The official synopsis can also be found on their site. Beware before reading the following text, as they do contain spoilers for upcoming episodes, which will resume to air on December 31st.
TIME TO FIGHT BACK--Sarah is not coping well with her father's death and decides to leave town. Concerned, Mike goes looking for her and in return gets the answers he has been searching for about his past. Meanwhile, the NSA has decided to dismantle the SSC now that Dr. Graiman is dead and they can then move forward with KITT's nemesis KARR. With Torres' permission they take out KITT's chip that contains his personality and memories and place it in KARR. Upset by what has happened, Mike, Sarah, Billy and Zoe devise a plan to find where KITT has been taken and get him up and running and destroy the evil KARR once and for all.
The U.S. government recently passed stricter safety laws for toys in response to the millions of toys that were recalled last year due to lead paint. The laws are aimed at big toy manufacturers, to ensure that toys made overseas are adhere to the safety policies. Unfortunately the new laws are having a substantial negative affect on small toy makers, who can't compete with the added costs.
Under the law, all children's products must be tested for lead and other harmful substances. Toy makers are required to pay a third-party lab for the testing and to put tracking labels on all toys to show when and where they were made.
Those requirements make sense for a multinational toy manufacturer churning out thousands of plastic toys on an overseas assembly line, said Marshall. But a business that makes, for example, a few hundred handcrafted wooden baby rattles each year cannot afford to pay up to $4,000 per product for testing, a price some toy makers have been quoted, he said.
A revisement to the law is under consideration so that unfinished materials will be exempt from testing such as wood and fibers - cotton, silk, wool, hemp, flax, and linen. However, not everyone is satisfied that the proposal goes far enough to alleviate the burden on small toy makers. Because the exemptions only apply to unfinished materials, very few toy makers will have products that are entirely spared from testing, said Julia Chen, owner of The Playstore in Palo Alto, which specializes in wooden and organic playthings.
Already, some small toy manufacturers have announced that they will stop importing their toys to the U.S. or reduce their volume because they cannot afford the testing fees.
It is uncertain at this time what kind of affect these new laws will have on the small 3rd party Transformers makers, such as: Fansproject, Impossibletoys, or Justitoys. Because the toys are made from plastic, metal, and paint, they would not be exempt from the testing fees.
The product safety commission has until Jan. 5 to decide on the recommended exemptions.
The website Lininguptv.com has new images which it claims are set images of Transformers Revenge of The Fallen. In these images it is a new robot is discovered behind a painted wall. The site believes this robot could be The Fallen.
A fanmade movie called Mac vs PC appeared on YouTube that features the ongoing fight between PC's and Mac's for supremacy, but this time with a twist. This war has been updated in a Transformers Movie style.
Written and directed by Dan Chianelli and Nick Greenlee, this is a must see for any Transformers fan. Although the clip appears to have been uploaded back in August of this year, it was recently featured on the site of Gizmodo.com.au.
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