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BT-18 Clear Mirage... A Few More Pics--Are You Convinced Yet?

Transformers News: BT-18 Clear Mirage... A Few More Pics--Are You Convinced Yet?
Date: Monday, August 27th 2007 6:25pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): TFW 2005

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I am quite sure that Seibertron will treat us to a fabulous and very cool gallery featuring all three of the Ford GT molds, once this is released.

However, for the skeptics among you who have not ordered this yet, check out these new pictures of BT-18 'Clear Mirage'. Much like the Botcon exclusive that was a CLASSICs Mirage made out of mostly transparent blue plastic, simulating his ability to turn invisible, this version attempts the same thing, but perhaps achieves the 'invisibility' a bit better...or not, by using a transparent clear plastic in many parts--and solid in others--.

Check out the new pictures here.

Make your judgement. Worthy of your collection? Better to just look at in Seibertron's spectacular galleries. The choice as always is yours. Choose wisely where exclusives are involved.

New Images and Review of Japanese Exclusive Micron Noise Effect

Transformers News: New Images and Review of Japanese Exclusive Micron Noise Effect
Date: Friday, August 24th 2007 9:27pm CDT
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): rikkomba

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Rikkomba of the Insidepulse.com has contacted us with some interesting news that fans of mini-cons will appreciate. Rikkomba has received a Japanese Exclusive Micron Noise Effect. He has post new images of the figure along with a review. Check out the new photos and review by clicking here.

Unproduced "Wrecker" Ramulus Gallery Now Up!

Transformers News: Unproduced "Wrecker" Ramulus Gallery Now Up!
Date: Saturday, August 18th 2007 5:34pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Fender Bender

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Seibertron does it again and has posted the first (and ONLY) gallery of this un-produced figure. So get ready to see the exclusive Green Ramulus figure in all its glory here

But wait! There's more! Apparently, our own Boss pulled the wool over our eyes too and Ramulus is NOT the figure that brought about this "He is coming...." madness.

Stay tuned to Seibertron.com as we should all find out in about an hour who is exactly coming to Seibertron.com!

Review of Movie Leader Class Brawl

Transformers News: Review of Movie Leader Class Brawl
Date: Wednesday, August 1st 2007 11:58am CDT
Categories: Reviews, Site Articles, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): megatroptimus

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Our own megatroptimus has just received Transformers Movie Leader Class Brawl and has decided to share a review of the figure. Now megatroptimus' review is only part of the excitement to come. Seibertron is putting something special together for latter this week! Until then enjoy megatroptimus' review:


Just got it this morning. I'll review as I play with it...

ROBOT MODE

Pretty big, like the other leader class toys. About the same size as Megatron, but more bulky. Detailing is great all over (although nowhere near as good as that custom we have recently seen on Ebay - there's only so much Hasbro can do for that price!). Gimmick are pretty cool : slide a lever forward on the right forearm to extend the cannons. On the left forearm, slide back the black plate to move the claws forward. Pushing down on the upper chest assembly will trigger lights and sounds (shoulder cannons + main cannon). The shoulder cannons light up green, the main cannon red. You hear a sequence of 3 different sounds (various cannon sounds) with lights flashing. Pretty cool. You can also activate the lights and sounds by pushing on the main cannon (it activates sounds #1, similar to the one found on Armada Megatron). Poseability is pretty good : head, shoulders (full range), upper arms, bicep swivel, elbows, poseable claws (all 3 fingers), hips, knee swivel, knees, feet and toes to some extent. Nice use of click joints too. Lower back leg kibble gets a bit in the way during extreme poses, but I don't think it's that bad. You get him to take very dynamic poses.

TRANSFORMATION

Holy crap, that wasn't easy! It requires a lot of manipulation to get from robot mode to tank mode. Automorph gimmick hides the head as push down the upper chest assembly. Arms cannons end up being stored in the lower legs through hinges and tracks and sides of the tank are spring loaded (as are the 2 cow catchers). The most difficult part was to fit the arms flush against the body to close the sides of the tank. Took a bit of massaging, but I guess it'll become easier after a few transformations. Moving the main cannon into place is also a challenge : you have to hold a spring-loaded panel on the side of the turret while you open a second one and move it over the main cannon while you swing it into place. Hard to explain, you'll see when you get it.

TANK MODE

Pretty much the size of G2 Megatron. Big and heavy! Turrets move independantly, main cannon moves up and down (at last!). You can activate the sounds and lights by pushing on the main cannon or by rotating the upper turret (the left side triggers a different side than the right). The tank rolls on 5 little wheels. There's even another twin cannon located on top of the 2nd turret. Brawl is armed to the teeth! Again, a lot of mechanical detailing all over. Too bad it gets a bit lost in the green. Also, the plastic feels a bit soft. Thick but soft.

Overall, it's an awesome figure and it has everything I'm looking for in a quality Transformer : size, complexity, electronics, gimmicks. DLX Brawl can burn in hell, Leader Brawl is immensely better. Is this the best movie figure? I don't think so, but it's quite close.

Overview of the features :

-lights (green for auxiliairy guns, red for main gun)
-sounds (3 different ones)
-automorph : head/chest, arm cannons, upper turret (minor)
-spring loaded cow catchers
-spring loaded tank tracks (front portion only)
-spring loaded turret panel

VGcats.com Spoofs Transformers Movie

Transformers News: VGcats.com Spoofs Transformers Movie
Date: Wednesday, July 25th 2007 11:08pm CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, Reviews
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): VGCats.com, Aerynlore & Blozor

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Now that the Transformers Movie has been seen twice by every human being on the face of the earth, the inevitable has been happening. YouTube, Video Game sites and main stream TV have taken there light hearted shots so far, but none compare to the hilarious comic stylings of Scott Ramsoomair, the creater of VGCats.com

Scott has, in the past, made a few comics involving The Transformers and how much they love the DS, including:
Ba Weep Granna
and
Pictochat

Now here's the latest comic entitled Darkest Hour. Feel free to recap all of the other hilarious web-comics of all your favorite video games and movies from VGCats.com here

New Photos and Review of Target Exclusive Movie Air Raid

Transformers News: New Photos and Review of Target Exclusive Movie Air Raid
Date: Wednesday, July 25th 2007 1:05am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Site Articles, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): kleh

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Our own kleh has received a Transformers Movie Target Exclusive Air Raid figure before it has hit stores. Kleh has been kind enough to share a review and photos of the figure. Here is what kleh posted:

Air Raid Target Scout Review




Vehicle Mode:
Pretty sweet-looking Marine-style jet if you ask me. Looks like he’s ready to roam the jungle and battle the intercepting Dreadwing. Not sure why he has jungle-camo if he can’t even fly low enough. Alt mode is filled with lots of jungle green (obviously), some black on the cockpit/pixels, some yellowish brown pixels, gray on his cannons/thrusters/vents, and some red accents on each wing. There are two Autobot emblems; one on each wing as well as a new Sector-7 logo smack dabbed in the middle of his alt mode. A well deserved A for vehicle mode.









Robot Mode:
More gray than expected. His arms, legs, and feet are comprised with gray as well as his robot mode face. Red eyes on an Autobot is definitely strange. But it looks very intimidating. His robot mode head reminds me of Megatron for some odd reason.

Moving on. There is mostly forest green on the shell of his robot mode head, arm-wings, chest, and lower legs. Once again, there are two Autobot emblems visible on his arm-wings as well as the Sector-7 logo on his lower abdomen. Not as attractive-looking as the alt mode. This mode receives a B- from me.









Transformation:
It has the same transformation as the Energon and Movie Skyblast.

Automorph:
Energon characters have Automorph?! I know it’s true though. It’s very simple. But to work his automorph technology, just turn the knob-like thing on the upper part of the jet after you have moved all the pieces out of the way. The face then turns inward for robot mode while the cockpit is folded off in the back.

Weapons:
He comes with an Energon sword and an Energon crystal that snaps into his chest. Both repainted black. Nothing new I know. Wonder why they still included it? O well more weapons.



Overall:
This is a pretty nice figure. The digital camouflage is very nice. It’s not the best but it could be a lot worse. I, personally, like it. I like Air Raid from G2 but this figure just personifies him as an actual movie character. Instead of calling him Skyblast 2, Hasbro decided to make him a whole different character (which is better). I know it’s just a redeco Energon/Movie Skyblast figure but the camo made it look all that better. This little guy earns an 8.5/10 for me. I definitely recommend him if you’re a completist. Even if you’re not, give the guy a chance anyway if you don’t like him that is. Recommended!!


Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS)

Transformers News: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS)
Date: Thursday, July 5th 2007 10:05am CDT
Categories: Game News, Reviews
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Ninjaburn

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Ninjaburn has let us know that Gamespot has officially reviewed the TF games on multiple platforms and the reviews are not too favorable.

The Gamespot Review of the platform game can be found here.

And of course, you can read the review of the DS version here.

What do you think of the Transformers Game? Be sure to visit the video game forum to share with everyone.

'Popular Mechanics' Article About Special Effects in Transformers Movie--Best Ever?

Transformers News: 'Popular Mechanics' Article About Special Effects in Transformers Movie--Best Ever?
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd 2007 5:31pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Reviews
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Nick Mokey, Popular Mechanics Web Editorial Intern

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Nick Mokey from the magazine 'Popular Mechanics' sent us a heads up and link to an article about the Transformers Movie effects and how they were created.

Here's the link to the article.

A couple small excerpts:

"We start with the end result first, then work backwards from there," says animation supervisor Scott Benza. "We'll start Bumblebee standing up in his pose in the composition of the shot, then collapse him down into something of a car shape, where we fold his arms in and hover him down close to street. And then we deal with what we have to fill in the in-between."

"When that crucial "in-between" involves over 10,000 hand-modeled parts pulled out of actual auto body — as Optimus Prime did (his old-school toy had a mere 51 components) — there's a bit more "filling in" to do. "It's hugely complicated," says visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar. "It's no different than going out and machining these parts [in a real car]. Every one of those things has to be connected and travel in the right direction when an animation occurs."

Enjoy this article and watch out for the occasional spoiler which may be entrenched, if you have not seen the movie yet!

New Avengers/ The Transformers: Man and Machine #1 Review

Transformers News: New Avengers/ The Transformers: Man and Machine #1 Review
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd 2007 2:25am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Comic News International

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The first issue of the New Avengers/ The Transformers crossover is due to hit comic stores July 5th. However, Comic News International was able to get an early look at the first issue and have posted a review. Read the review by clicking here.

Yahoo! Reviews Transformers Movie: "An Exciting Thrill Ride"

Transformers News: Yahoo! Reviews Transformers Movie: "An Exciting Thrill Ride"
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 9:52am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Reviews
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Yahoo.com

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Yahoo.com has posted a short review of the Transformers Movie. being released in North America on July 3rd, with the premiere on July 2nd.

The review contains very little, if any, spoilers and is very favourable of the film. See the short review here.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #105 - Megatronus
Twincast / Podcast #105:
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Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014