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Transform Your Summer Prize: Trip to Takara / Tomy in Japan #2

Transformers News: Transform Your Summer Prize:  Trip to Takara / Tomy in Japan #2
Date: Friday, June 1st 2007 11:33am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Company News, Event News, Movie News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s):

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It's that time again. Today is another drawing day for your chance to win a trip to go to Japan, courtesy of Mountain Dew at Transform Your Make sure to get any of those codes that you have laying around entered for the drawing. As of this news post, you have 11 and 1/2 hours to get a code into the drawing.

Here is a refresher on what is included with the prize:

Trip Highlights

* Round trip coach airfare for two (2) people to Tokyo, Japan
* Seven (7) night hotel accommodation
* Private car transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel back to airport
* $500 spending money
* Tour of Tomy Takara offices
* Tour of Akihabara shopping district, home of home of pop-culture and TRANSFORMERS collectible shopping
* See Official Rules for complete prize details
* Note: Travel must be completed by / trip to take place by July, 2008

Best of luck to all Seibertronians entering this drawing!

In Package Images - TF Movie Zip Zaps

Transformers News: In Package Images - TF Movie Zip Zaps
Date: Friday, June 1st 2007 3:49am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Movie News, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFW2005

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New in package images of Zip Zap Transformers featuring Transformers Movie Optimus Prime, Barricade, and Bumblebee. Zip Zaps are small radio controlled vehicles offered by Radio Shack. See our previous story to learn more about these tiny cars.

Zip Zap 1

Zip Zap 2

Movie Cuddle Pillows

Transformers News: Movie Cuddle Pillows
Date: Friday, June 1st 2007 2:03am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Store News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): D-340

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Views: 14,483 member, D-340 has found a Transformers Movie cuddle pillow of Optimus Prime, which appears to be different than the transforming pillows of Bumblebee and Optimus that we have seen. The oversized pillow was found in the bedding section of Target. The tag says “The One and Only”.

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Hasbro's Official Transformers Movie Merchandise Press Release

Transformers News: Hasbro's Official Transformers Movie Merchandise Press Release
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 5:18pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Media, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Hasbro has given their official Press Release for the Transformers Movie merchandise about to be released world wide. The following has been taken directly from the Press Release.

"MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE" Merchandise Invades Stores Worldwide in Anticipation of This Summer's Live-Action TRANSFORMERS Movie

Wide range of TRANSFORMERS toys, games and consumer products arrive at retail on June 2, 2007

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007--This summer, Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) Inc.'s legendary TRANSFORMERS robots "star" in their first-ever live-action feature film, produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. While TRANSFORMERS fans will have to wait until July 4 to see the movie, they can start to experience the expanded world of TRANSFORMERS on Saturday, June 2 when Hasbro and its more than 225 licensees launch hundreds of new TRANSFORMERS toys, games, and consumer products at stores nationwide.

The TRANSFORMERS movie line, which can currently be previewed at, includes, of course, a legion of new action figures featuring the robots from the movies and an awesome voice changer helmet, in addition to products from leading companies such as Activision, HarperCollins, Random House and Extreme Concepts.

"Together with our licensees, Hasbro has created a wide range of innovative toys, games and consumer products that truly deliver on the brand's 'MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE' essence, " said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer on the film. "The full line of merchandise will be enjoyed by both our long-time fans who have loved TRANSFORMERS for more than 20 years as well as the new fans who are just now discovering the franchise through this summer's most anticipated movie."

TRANSFORMERS is directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, The Rock, Bad Boys I and II) and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. In their efforts to help the humans, the AUTOBOTS meet up with an unsuspecting teen, played by Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia, Holes and Even Stevens), who finds himself in the middle of an intergalactic war being waged on our planet. The movie also stars Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Tyrese Gibson (Annapolis, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Megan Fox (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen), John Turturro and Jon Voight.

Descriptions of some of the TRANSFORMERS toys, games and other products are listed below, all of which will go on sale June 2, 2007.

(Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Ages: 5 & Up)

The OPTIMUS PRIME VOICE CHANGER HELMET, authentically detailed to look like the character in the movie, allows kids to imitate OPTIMUS PRIME and sound like a TRANSFORMERS robot for the first time! The OPTIMUS PRIME VOICE CHANGER HELMET features 3 modes:

VOICE CHANGER: Make your voice sound like a robot!
BATTLE PHRASES: OPTIMUS PRIME speaks iconic phrases
CONVERSION SOUNDS: Hear OPTIMUS PRIME change from a truck to a robot and back!

(Approximate retail Price: $29.99; Ages: 5 & up)

Quickly changing from either STARSCREAM'S jet or OPTIMUS PRIME'S truck, these powerful TRANSFORMERS ARM BLASTERS offer kids the unique opportunity to role-play the galactic battle which AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have waged for centuries! One pull changes the toy from vehicle mode to blaster mode, unleashing the power of a NERF dart blaster. OPTIMUS PRIME comes with 3 Nerf darts and STARSCREAM comes with 4 Nerf darts.

(Approximate Retail Price: $39.99; Ages: 5 & up)

It's Prime time! OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON figures feature lights and sounds in vehicle and robot modes. Additionally, the figures feature new "Automorph Technology", a gearing mechanism that allows some parts to move automatically. The Leader scale includes OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON figures.

(Approximate Retail Price: $9.99 - $19.99; Ages: 5 & up)

The fun and excitement of 2007's live-action film is placed in kids' hands with the all-new TRANSFORMERS MOVIE action figures. Not only do the figures feature the authentic TRANSFORMERS action that enables all figures to change from vehicle mode to robot mode, but they also feature new "Automorph Technology." Movie-styled figures in the Deluxe and Voyager scales include: OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, SCORPONOCK, BARRICADE, AUTOBOT JAZZ and BUMBLEBEE figures.

(Approximate retail price: $9.99; Ages: 2 & up)

MR. POTATO HEAD, the iconic face-changing potato friend for kids, takes on the role of a lifetime as the spud-ly leader of the AUTOBOTS, OPTIMASH PRIME. Kids will be able to have all kinds of mix 'n match fun with this wacky spud dressed as OPTIMUS PRIME. The OPTIMASH PRIME figure comes with fun parts, including shoes, ears, eyes and helmet.

(Approximate retail price $ 19.99; Ages: 7 & up; Players: 2)

Battle head-to-head as MEGATRON or OPTIMUS PRIME robots! Each player takes control of a hand held robot, knocking your opponent off its base to win a battle. Be the first player to win five battles and you win the game.

TRANSFORMERS 3D Battle-Card Game
(Approximate retail price: $3.99: Ages: 8 & up)

Build 'em! Battle 'em! The TRANSFORMERS 3D battle-card game lets you take total control of your favorite AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON characters. Crack open a pack and start building your 'bots -- or build them in vehicle form, using the same set of pieces. Then, battle away because even though they're fun to put together, they're even more fun to play with. Each pack comes with four randomly inserted constructible cards (enough to build two characters), two stats cards, and token card.


Hasbro's licensing division, HPG, has inked more than 225 deals in 70 countries resulting in a tremendous lineup of goods that truly embrace the "MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE" theme of the brand. Beginning on June 2, fans of all ages will find a wide range of highly innovative, hip and fun TRANSFORMERS-licensed products ranging from apparel to publishing, digital media, home decor, food and beverage, health and beauty, automotive, and cards/stationery.

First introduced in 1984 by Hasbro and Takara as a toy line, TRANSFORMERS has become a global phenomenon inspiring comic books, video games, animated series, films and a convention dedicated to TRANSFORMERS collectors.

For more information on Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS toy line and the live-action feature film, please visit and

HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround consumers of all ages worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

CONTACT: For Hasbro, Inc.
Hunter PR
Mark Newman, 212-679-6600 ext 213
Audrey DeSimone, 401-727-5857

SOURCE: Hasbro, Inc.

TECH - RPG Movie Toys

Transformers News: TECH - RPG Movie Toys
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 6:26am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Movie News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): spx_toys

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Two auctions have been found that contain new Role Playing Game items from Transformers Movie. Digital Dagger is a cell phone that transformers into a dagger. And Quick Bow is a PDA that transforms into a bow. Both RPG are part of the TECH, which stands for “Transformers Electronic Combat Hardware”

Check out the auctions here:

Auction #1
Auction #2

Movie Pinball Game

Transformers News: Movie Pinball Game
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 6:06am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Movie News, Store News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFW2005, Tony

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Transformers Movie pinball game was recently found at a K-mart in Perth, Australia. This seems to coincide with many of the other Movie merchandise that we have seen recently. It is unclear if this will be an Australian exclusive. Only time will tell.

Pinball game

Movie Clothes for Kids

Transformers News: Movie Clothes for Kids
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 5:48am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Store News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Toys R Us, physucks

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Transformers Movie merchandise seems to be sprouting up everywhere. Fellow member, physucks, found several Transformers T-shirts with designs that we have not seen yet at Toys R Us.

Transformers Movie Merchandise - Target

Transformers News: Transformers Movie Merchandise - Target
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 5:16am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Movie News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFW2005

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Target has various Transformers Movie merchandise. Some of the items found in the dollar section include: bags, pencils pouches, magnets, stickers, temporary tattoos, coloring books, and Frisbees. Swim trunks can be found in the Boys Apparel section.


Swim trunks

New Image - Beatmix Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Image - Beatmix Bumblebee
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 4:15am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Store News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Sharper Image, Jacque Mooney

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One of members found new images of Beatmix Bumblebee on Sharper Image’s website.

Click here to see the image, which shows the Beatmix Bumblebee plugged into an iPod.

Sharper Image’s description
Bumblebee is one of the characters from Transformers Transformers Movie produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Michael Bay. Beatmix Bumblebee™ is a speaker that, as it plays your music, dances and flaps its wings with eyes lit bright. Transforms your iPodĀ® or MP3 player's music into something that's fun to "see." Samples tunes back to you with distinctive Transformers sound effects, right from the movie.

The ultimate press kit from Hasbro ... includes a ton of movie related items!!!

Transformers News: The ultimate press kit from Hasbro ... includes a ton of movie related items!!!
Date: Thursday, May 31st 2007 12:23am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Movie News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hunter PR, Hasbro

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Quite literally, this could very well be the best press kit ever (at least in the eyes of a Transformers fan).

I couldn't believe how generous Hasbro was to send this MASSIVE "press kit" to today that included a large sampling of the products that will be available on June 2nd, 2007, in stores nationwide. Simply put: this thing is HUGE! It makes the AllSpark look like a Rubik's Cube. While I'm not quite sure where I'm going to put all of this stuff (those of you who have been to my apartment will know my dilemma), I thought I'd at least share some pictures of what I consider to be the best press kit that I've ever seen.

I can't say thank you enough times to Hunter PR and Hasbro so I'll just do what I do best and that's provide you guys with information about these products and this press kit as well as a bunch of pictures to help all of you get excited about this weekend's release of the movie products.

I've got to talk about the box itself ... it just has to be mentioned! It's beautiful! Hasbro's PR company, Hunter Public Relations (Hunter PR), has gone out of their way to spoil the people in the Transformers hobby who own the websites that bring you your daily (or hourly in some cases) doses of Transformers news and entertainment on a daily basis. I included some comparison pictures of Optimus Prime and Megatron from G1 to give all of you some scale reference just to see how big this box is. Hunter PR could've just shipped all of these products in a generic cardboard box, but instead, they transformed the box itself into a marketing device. I'm sure it caught the eyes of a few people at UPS. It certainly caught the eyes of about a dozen people while I was on my way home from UPS this evening with this giant frikkin' box (even got to hand out the ol' business card a couple of times after a few conversations about the box which lead to conversations about the movie).

Here's the list of movie related items that were included in this phenomenal "press kit" (which could very well be one of the most unique collectibles that I now have in my collection):

  • Lithographs of Bumblebee and Barricade that includes a special message from Joe Moscone, one of's contacts at Hunter PR.
  • Robot Fighters game featuring Optimus Prime and Megatron
  • Optimus Prime Voice Changer - no incriminating pictures of me yet wearing the helmet but wait until after the bar outting at Botcon! ;)
  • "Optimash Prime" Mr. Potato Head figure
  • Deluxe Class Bonecrusher and Swindle
  • "Transformers: Ghost of Yesterday" Prequel Novel by Alan Dean Foster
  • T-Shirt featuring Barricade's police logo
  • Small projector toy that shines an image of Optimus Prime (from Basic Fun)
  • An updated version of the press kit we received at Toy Fair 2007. Includes all of the press releases that have been released to date. Love this kit, glad I've got two now!
  • IDW's Official Movie Prequel #3
  • Decepticon movie logo magnet
  • Optimus Prime "Battle Rig Blaster"
  • Leader Class Megatron (The icing on the cake: I would've been thrilled if this is all that they had sent though I'm definitely happy they went beyond the call of duty so that I could promote some of these other products). And just so all of you know that I haven't been "bought out", I still think Movie Megatron sucks but that doesn't stop me from being extremely excited about the movie and some of the other high points such as Optimus Prime, Spike and the classic premise of the Chevy Camaro versus the Ford Mustang).
  • 3D Battle Card Game "Sample Pack" ... looks like mine is Jetfire though I haven't opened it yet to see how this thing works yet.

You can view the full gallery of this press kit at /movie/gallery.php?id=36

And no, those aren't WSTFs ...


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