Hasbro has just updated the Official Transformers website with a new section for the upcoming Transformers Animated series. This section includes character profiles, wallpapers, buddy icons and much more!
Newsrama has posted an article regarding the new Transformers Animated series. The article quotes story editor Marty Isenberg and producer Sam Register and goes into great behind-the-scenes details as to what went into the making of the series, as well as earlier script and story ideas.
Read the article, which DOES contain some SPOILERS to the series, on Newsrama by clicking here.
On the weblogs of Variety Entertainment News a list has been made public of the songs that are up for consideration for an academy award for best song in a movie for 2007. Among the 59 song tracks chosen, to be evaluated by voting members of the Music Branch on Januari 15th, is the lovesong of the Michael BayTransformers movie "Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme)" by the Goo-Goo Dolls. Only 5 songs will go through to the 80th Oscar's Academy Awards on Februari 24th 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
Supplemental: Variety has now also announced that 15 movies are up for consideration for best special effects in animation. The Transformers movie is one of those 15 movies.
According to a news article about fake goods on the UK based business site The Independent, a report made by NetNames states that one out of five Optimus Prime Transformers bought over the internet is a fake. A knock off, from an original to press costs, but made in various stages of quality.
"According to the online brand protection specialist NetNames, one in five Transformers Optimus Prime Autobots offered over the internet – tipped to be one of this year's top selling gifts – are cheaply made fakes made in the Far East, with wide variations in quality. One trader based in Hong Kong was responsible for one in 10 of all products offered, according the NetNames".
After the success of the 2007 Transformers Movie, it was only a matter of time before we saw the eventual spoofs and satires of the film.
Now, along the same vein as the "Scary Movie" franchise and 2007's "Epic Movie", we have "Meet the Spartans", a spoof of the largest films of this past year. 2007 was indeed a huge year in movies, and Transformers will not be immune from parody.
The poster, which features a rather bizarre looking Megatron with a TV in his chest (alongside Ghost Rider, Shrek, Spiderman and the cast of 300), can been seen on impawards.com by clicking here.
Through the big re-set last week, and hub bub of not having any news or login capabilities something got a little overlooked.
Toyfare #126 hit the shelves and released information on the year 2008.
Pg. 66 has a half page dedication to CLASSICs 2.0, with pics of Dreamwave art of the G1 Farelady brothers Prowl and Bluestreak.
In the article, which is an interview with HASBRO SENIOR BOYS TOYS DESIGNER Bill Rawley, Sunstreaker (yellow lambo), and Prowl (black and white cop car) are revealed to be confirmed.
He also mentions, "...a triple changer, a tank, and some other classic characters."
"We can't have five cars in a wave, so we try to mix it up a bit and offer more of a variety."
In Wave 2, if a mold is re-used, "...I'll try to throw a new head sculpt or change up the way the vehicle transforms in order to give it a new look."
A letter in the Toy fare letters column also asked:
"Are 6-inch Titanium War Within Prowl and War Within Grimlock due for release any time in the near future?"
HASBRO PR- Paula Wash said, "We are not planning to release these versions."
A sad day for those of us who wanted to see the Titanium line end on a real positive high note, and also to have a few more figures added to the highly desired War Within figure collection, which is far too small as it is.
There is an existing thread about Prowl being a new CLASSIC already here.
Thanks to all the different sources for the information. Hope we got everyone.
Google.com has released its lists to top search hits for 2007 (thus far) on their site. Transformers has been able to make its mark on the popular online search engine. Ranking number 4 in the Fastest Rising (U.S.) catagory as well as securing the top spot on the Movies catagory. Also in the ringtone search does Transformers manage to get the 9th place.
Episodes 1, 2 & 3: Transform & Roll Out!
Optimus Prime & his small crew of Autobots come into possession of the AllSpark, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that actracts the attention of their long-forgotten enemies the Decepticons and sends them crashing to a strange & distant planet known as Earth.
Episode 4: Home is Where the Spark is
The Autobots settle into their new home base - an abandoned automobile manufacturing plant but the ancient assembly line machinery seems to have developed a mind of its own.
Episode 5: Total Meltdown
A bio-engineering genius experiments with some of Bumblebee's hydraulic fluid & accidentally transformers himself into Meltdown, whose corrosive touch can melt anything - including Autobots!
Episode 6: Blast From the Past
Professor Sumdac Upgrades a trio of animatronic dinosaurs from a local theme park, but the creatures develop minds of their own & become rampaging Dinobots, bent on destroying the Autobots.
Episode 7: Thrill of the Hunt
While Autobots encounter a mysterious muscle car creating havoc in Detroit, Ratchet keeps flashing back to his "tour of duty" in the Great Autobot-Decepticon Wars.
Episode 8: Nanosec
Bumblebee's self-proclaimed title as "fastest thing on wheels" is threatened by Nanosec, a super speedster crook on a deadly mission that could destroy all of Detroit.
Episode 9: Along Came a Spider
Bumblebee & Bulkhead's first Halloween turns even spookier when they encounter a giant spider that turns out to be the deadly Decepticon Blackarachnia.
Episode 10: Sound & Fury
Sari's new toy musical robot seems to have an evil streak - and the ability to control other machines - but Bulkhead is the only on who sees it.
Episode 11: Lost & Found
The Autobots clash with Decepticons Lugnut & Blitzwing, who come to Earth searching for their missing leader Megatron.
Episode 12: Survival of the Fittest
Sari is kidnapped & the evidence points to the Dinotbots. So Prowl & Bulkhead head to a mysterious island to investigate - with a highly suspicious Captain Fanzone on their tail.
Episode 13: Headmaster
A disgruntled Sumda employee seeks revenge & profit by taking control of one of the Autobots & sending him on a rampage.
Episode 14: Nature Calls
Prowl, Bumblebee and Sari get more than they bargained for when they head out to the remote woods to investigate a mysterious energy signal.
Episode 15: Megatron Rising, Part One
Prime begins to doubt his leadership abilities as the Decepticons mobilize for a big invasion of Earth.
Episode 16: Megatron Rising, Part Two
The Autobots are decimated by the Decepticon invasion, but still must rally to prevent the AllSpark from falling into their clutches.
Episode 17: The Elite Guard
The Cybertron Elite Guard arrives on Earth to retrieve the AllSpark & relieve Prime & his crew of their post, but they prove less than adept at blending in with the human world.
Episode 18: Return of the Headmaster
Optimus Prime is forced to team up with his rival Sentinel Prime after Sentinel has a humilliating - & potentially fatal - encounter with the Headmaster.
Episode 19: Mission Accomplished
Convince there are no Decepticons left on Earth, the Elite Guard prepares to take Optimus Prime & his crew back to Cybertron - unaware of the increasing Decepticon activity taking place uner their very noses.
Episode 20: Garbage In, Garbage Out
AllSpark energy turns junk pile into a sentient robot who tries to help the Autobots, but ends up doing more harm than good.
Episode 21: Velocity
Investigating a mysterious race car, Bumblebee gets involved with an illegal underground street racing circuit, which also captures the attention of the Decepticons.
Episode 22: Rise of the Constructicons
Bulkhead befriends a pair of construction vehicles brought to life by AllSpark energy. But the Decepticons have their scanners set on the duo for their latest construction project.
Episode 23: A Fistfull of Energon
Prowl goes off on his own to capture the fugitive Starscream, but finds some competitions in the form of a Decepticon bounty hunter.
Episode 24: S.U.V. - Society of Ultimate Villainy
Aided by a mysterious benefactor, Detroit's B-level villains team up to take down the Autobots once & for all.
Episode 25: Autobot Camp
On the trail of an escaped Autobot traitor, Bumblebee flashes back to a previous encounter with the traitor when he first met Bulkhead in Autobot Boot Camp.
Episode 26: Black Friday
Blackarachnia enlists Prometheus Black - aka Meltdown - to aid her with a dangerous experiment, while Prime & Dinobot Grimlock are force to team up to stop them.
Episode 27: Sari, No One's Home
Left along in the Autobots' home base, Sari must defend it against an intrusion by the Constructicons.
Episode 28: A Bridge Too Close, Part One
The Decepticons kidnap Bulkhead to aid in Megatron's ultimate plan to take over Cybertron.
Episode 29: A Bridge Too Close, Part Two
The fates of Cybertron & Earth lie in the balance as Optimus Prime & his Autobots battle Megatron & his Decepticons in a fight to the finish.
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