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Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US
Date: Thursday, July 3rd 2014 4:38pm CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: ScoutBumblebee

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According to Variety Magazine , Transformers: Age of Extinction is making more money in China than it is in the US. Numbers released Tuesday by the China Movie Media Group, a partner in the production of AoE, report that the film made $134.5 million in China, versus the $121 million made in the United States after five days in theatres. The film has also broken the record set by, “The Monkey King,” a production of China-Hong Kong, which grossed $133 million across 11 days—and it has done so in half the time.

It’s likely at this point that the fourth installment of the live action movies will surpass “Avatar’s” record of $217.7 million in China. It is pretty rare for a Hollywood film to surpass its stateside gross in a foreign country, however, Paramount Pictures work hard to incorporate Chinese aspects into the film. Also, China Movie Media Group, the largest promoter and distributor of films in China, collaborated with an American studio for the first time, providing advertising, online ticketing, and other support. For comparison sake, Dark of the Moon grossed roughly $165 million in China.

Transformers: Rescue Bots Wrap Party Video

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Wrap Party Video
Date: Sunday, June 29th 2014 5:16am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): DC Douglas

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Thanks to a tip from resident Seibertron.com voice actor jON3.0, we get a look at the Transformers Rescue Bots Wrap Party! The video was uploaded by DC Douglas, the voice of Chase on the show, and features cast and crew from the season, including Cody, Blades, the Twins, and more - check it out embedded below.


Transformers: Age of Extinction Makes $41.6 Mln Opening, $80mln Internationally

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Makes $41.6 Mln Opening, $80mln Internationally
Date: Sunday, June 29th 2014 2:30am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): ComingSoon.net

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Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user Rodimus Prime, we can share an article on ComingSoon.net regarding the opening numbers for recently released (in several countries, though not all around the world) Transformers: Age of Extinction. As of June 28th 2014, the total national US gross was $41.6 million, with an international total of $80 million in its first three days! Read part of the full article below, and head here for more - and make sure to discuss the fim on our boards!

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Makes $41.6 Mln Opening, $80mln Internationally


Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg, opened on Thursday night to the tune of $8.8 million in previews and it's now being reported that it has grossed an estimated $41.6 million its opening Friday (including those previews).

UPDATE: "Age of Extinction" grossed $52 million internationally in 36 markets on Friday, bringing its international total to $80 million after three days. China brought in a record-breaking $30 million in a single day in its regular and IMAX theaters, the latter 148 screens making up 24% of the total IMAX screens globally.

This is the biggest opening day for any movie this year, giving it the best chance at being the first movie of the year to gross over $100 million its opening weekend, although there are other factors to consider before jumping to that conclusion.

Read more: Transformers: Age of Extinction Takes $41.6 Million Opening Day - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienew ... #/slide/55#ixzz360kJ92oy
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Transformers Week at Sequart.org: Interview with James Roberts

Transformers News: Transformers Week at Sequart.org: Interview with James Roberts
Date: Saturday, June 28th 2014 2:18am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Sequart.org

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Currently up at Sequart.org, still in their Transformers week of criticism, reviews, readings and interviews, is the first part of a really quite in-depth conversation with True Believers Award nominee and IDW Transformers writer James Roberts - talking all things More Than Meets the Eye! Check out a very brief snippet below, and head here for the rest.

Transformers News: Transformers Week at Sequart.org: Interview with James Roberts


DAVID WHITTAKER: Ok, so starting at the beginning how did the concept of More Than Meets The Eye come about? Had you had any plans for what became More Than Meets The Eye as you were working on cooperative projects such as Last Stand of The Wreckers or Chaos Theory? I ask this because you have seemingly innocuous characters, such as Rung or Whirl appearing in those tales, who go on to become major players. So to speak.

JAMES ROBERTS: Well, the series’ core concept – Rodimus heads off in search of the legendary Knights of Cybertron – was decided back in 2010 by either Andy Schmidt (John Barber’s predecessor as editor of IDW’s Transformers titles) or Mike Costa (who wrote IDW’s first ongoing Transformers title from 2009 to 2011) – maybe both of them. I think Mike came up with the idea of the Knights, although I was never given more than the name when I was asked to write More Than Meets The Eye. Anyway, back in 2010 IDW decided that from January 2012 Mike’s ongoing series would split into two titles, More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise. One title would follow Rodimus and Drift on their quest, the other would focus on Bumblebee trying to make a go of things on a devastated Cybertron. The Autobots would have fallen out – there would have been some kind of schism – and some characters would side with Rodimus, some with Bumblebee. At the time this game-plan was decided, no one knew what it was that would precipitate the schism, or which characters (beyond Drift) would side with the two Autobot figureheads. It was all really up in the air.

Transformers Week at Sequart.org - Movies, Comics, Cartoons, More

Transformers News: Transformers Week at Sequart.org - Movies, Comics, Cartoons, More
Date: Thursday, June 26th 2014 5:44pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Media, Movie News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Sequart.org

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The week may almost be over, but Sequart.org are still producing articles around The Transformers franchise, from the cartoons, to the comics, to movie reviews and lots more - all to coincide with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction! Check out the articles published so far since last Sunday here, and read the introduction below.


In celebration of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Sequart will be publishing content related to the Transformers all this week.

From their initial “Generation 1″ cartoon, toys, and comic book in the 1980s, the Transformers have gone on to become a pop-culture staple. Yet they’ve received relatively little analysis. This week is a small attempt to correct that.

Sequart uses themed weeks as a way of celebrating popular subjects, filling holes in comics and pop-culture criticism, and serializing in-depth criticism over a single week instead of many weeks (or even months). You can think of them as miniature conventions or conferences.

IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app
Date: Wednesday, June 25th 2014 12:00pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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More comics news today from IDW Publishing! Check out below the press release for the Madefire powered motion comic Transformers: Punishment, mentioned at BotCon, written by John Barber and with art by Livio Ramondelli - and currently available only on the Madefire app for Windows 8. The story is apparently set slightly further than the current RID and Windblade run, so there may be a few spoilers ahead.

Madefire Expands To Windows 8 With Exclusive Transformers Motion Book Release

Five New Episodes Of Hasbro And IDW Publishing’s Transformers Are Now Available Exclusively Through The Madefire App On Windows 8



San Francisco, CA – June 25 2014 – In collaboration with Hasbro and IDW Publishing, Madefire, today announced that the five-issue Transformers: Punishment will be the newest additions to expand the Madefire Motion Book library with an exclusive Microsoft Windows 8 platform release. These exclusive stories based on Hasbro’s iconic Transformers brand, will be available on all of the latest Windows 8 devices for no cost, and will provide a unique reading experience designed and built specifically for the digital screen.

Transformers: Punishment is all-new original content developed within the current IDW Transformers universe with its debut as a Madefire Motion Book. The creative team behind the five-part series are Transformers comic fan-favorites, writer John Barber and artist Livio Ramondelli. Autobots and Decepticons come alive and battle it out as Motion Books -- the newest innovation in reading to come to Windows 8.

“It’s a thrill to see Optimus Prime spring into action,” said John Barber. “This is a hard-hitting action story, and Madefire’s Motion Books — including music and sound effects — deliver a powerful reading experience that makes you feel like you’re in the center of it all!”

"Windows devices are supported by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality apps that take advantage of the platform's unique features such as Live Tiles, snap and Bing Smart Search integration," said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. "The Madefire Motion Books app’s unique use of these features, paired with exclusive Transformers content for Windows users, really bring the app to life on the platform.”

Designed for reading on a screen, Madefire has built an end-to-end publishing platform called Motion Books -- a benchmark reading experience for mobile, tablet and web that immerses the reader in a sequential narrative with sound, motion, and depth. Today, Madefire Motion Books expands beyond the iOS and web-reading partner, social network and creative giant deviantART, and is available on any Windows 8 device operating system. Currently, Madefire Motion Books is a free Windows 8 and iOS app that delivers the most innovative reading experience for digital devices as it pioneers the next chapter in storytelling. It has been an iOS 5-star rated app since launch, and was awarded an App Store’s “Best of 2012”.

“A global entertainment, like Transformers comics coming alive through Motion Books exclusively written for the Windows 8 platform is one thing, but teaming up with the biggest OS in the world makes it a huge milestone,” stated Madefire CEO and Co-Founder Ben Wolstenholme, “Its about bringing stories to life on the devices we use everyday – period.”

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 territories around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

About Madefire
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The former CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.



About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Punishment Motion Comic Now Available on Madefire app

Feature a Picture of Your Transformers Toys on NASDAQ Tower in Times Square!

Transformers News: Feature a Picture of Your Transformers Toys on NASDAQ Tower in Times Square!
Date: Wednesday, June 25th 2014 8:08am CDT
Categories: Company News, Contests, Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): NASDAQ Twitter

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Here's something new: how about having a picture of yourself with Transformer toys.. on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square?! All you need to do is use your Twitter account to tweet a photo using the #TransformersToys hashtag, and you get picked to feature on the building's screen! Check out the tweet below.



Alltime10s And Alltime Numbers Present 10 Incredible Facts And Optimus Prime In Numbers

Transformers News: Alltime10s And Alltime Numbers Present 10 Incredible Facts And Optimus Prime In Numbers
Date: Tuesday, June 24th 2014 5:53am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media, Movie News, People News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): Alltime10s, Alltime Numbers

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With Age Of Extinction just days away from release, everyone seems to be getting on the bandwagon, and this time it's YouTube sensation Alltime10s and one of their secondary channels, otherwise known as Alltime Numbers, that have made the jump.

Up first is the 10 Incredible Facts About Transformers video:

Covers everything from the unfortunate boy who drank gasoline in the hopes of becoming a Transformer, to Casey Casem's departure due to being offended by a storyline involving race stereotypes.



Up next is the Optimus Prime In Numbers video:

Covers everything from Peter Cullen's pay from the films (an impressive 6 million!) to Mr. Optimus Prime (a fellow fan who had his name legally changed) to how many times Optimus Prime has died in the movies, shows and comics!



You can see more of the educational videos the Alltime teams have put out by clicking the links below:

Alltime Numbers
Alltime10s

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers G1 Retro Panel Summary

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers G1 Retro Panel Summary
Date: Monday, June 23rd 2014 1:23am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Collector's Club News, Event News, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Delicon

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Tying up some remaining loose ends, we have some further bits of BotCon 2014 coverage, and it's time to stroll down memory lane, right turn before the Iacon exit, at the Generation 1 panel - thanks to Seibertron.com board member Delicon. Read on below!

Hey guys, this is Delicon from the boards. Here is my summary of the G1 Retro panel, which focused on the original cartoons made by Sunbow.

The panelists were Jack Angel (Ultra Magnus, Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, Breakdown and more), Hal Rayle (Shrapnel, Pipes, Slag, etc), Michael McConnohie (Tracks and Cosmos from G1 and Hotshot and Ironhide from RID) and Samantha Newark (Ariel from G1 and Jem from Jem and the Holograms.) Susan Blu and Morgan Lofting did not attend.

There was little intro and questions were taken from the start. Here are a few highlights.

As expected, each actor did a voice or two during the panel. At one point Samantha Newark said "Hi, I'm Jem...and these are not my Holograms!" Hal Rayle did his Shrapnel voice and did the famous echo effect. For reasons unexplained, Jack Angel even did some Grimlock (a character he did not originally voice.)

The actors were asked about their work on other shows. Michael McConnohie mentioned accidentally punching Roscoe Lee Browne while trying to deliver a line for the Visionaries series.

They talked about how fun the ensemble style recording sessions were. Wally Burr's unique directing style was discussed as was Frank Welker's tendency to play practical jokes with his voice. Welker loved to imitate sounds such as sliding doors and white noise and fooled Wally with those sometimes.

Casey Kasem was brought up. Jack Angel spoke of their many years they worked together on shows, including Super Friends. Hal Rayle mentioned how his wife (then around 30) told Casey she had loved him since she was a little girl to which Casey responded "Well, you're not a little girl now!"

Jack Angel said he had actually played Jem's father on Jem and the Holograms and joked about being Samantha's dad. He also told a story about how he at one point had been #4 on the list of actors with the most $100 million grossing films but had since been passed by Samuel L Jackson. Jackson had mentioned to Howard Stern that Angel and Welker (#1) weren't "real actors" to which Angel responded with challenging Jackson to get in the studio with him and Welker.

Michael McConnohie said that Cosmos had his voiced loosely based on horror icon Peter Laurie but that he was told to sound like "a very bad Peter Laurie."

The highlight of the panel was a fan who brought up original audition casting sheets (for Angel, Rayle and McConnohie) that he had purchased in an auction from Wally Burr. We learned that on the sketch sheet for Cosmos that there was a rocket instead of a flying saucer. Each actor read lines as their characters from the sheets - Jack Angel as Ramjet, McConnohie as Tracks and Rayle as Pipes and Shrapnel. It was revealed that Wally had crossed out some of the writer's dialogue and come up with his own lines.

Overall it was a very fun panel. All the speakers seemed to really enjoy themselves and interacted nicely with the fans. Other than the script reading, it was probably the lightest and fastest moving panel at BotCon 2014.

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: TAKE US TO THE MOVIES

Transformers News: KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: TAKE US TO THE MOVIES
Date: Friday, June 20th 2014 10:15pm CDT
Category: Media
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Hasbro

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The Kreons are pretty excited for Transformers: Age of Extinction! Check out the video below as they brings up to speed on the live action movie franchise.


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