A few weeks ago, Seibertron.com gave you the scoop on the upcoming MECH RC Robots that were designed by Transformers Artists, Andrew Wildman and Don Figueroa. One of those artists, Andrew Wildman, has just updated his personal blogspot: Wildwords, with some more info regarding the release of the first robot.
It appears that the United Kingdom will get first dibs on these new creations. In an article that Wildman sites on his blog, ElectricPig.co.uk states "Often is the case that all the best consumer bots get their debuts in Asia or America but this fine specimen is set to hit the shops in early October and it’ll be UK consumers gloating to overseas robot lovers."
So our UK bretheren will get first crack at owning one of these bad boys, but apparently at a hefty price. The MECH RC bots are due to hit UK shelves in October of 2008 with a retail tag of £399.99. That's just over $800.00 USD, for your information.
But still, these new bots promise to bring a new revolution to the industry of home robotics. "Ready to run straight out of the box after a battery power-up the Mech RC uses an entertaining on-screen software which you manipulate the movements of the robot as an animation then load up your action sequence."
Electric Pig stated that it will be allowed the first test run of the robots prototypes in the coming weeks.
Seibertron.com will continue to update you on these new robots as developments occur.
ET Online have reported that Shia LeBouf will be returning to work on Transformers 2 set tomorrow.
Sources tell ET that Shia LaBeouf will be returning to work tomorrow on the Los Angeles set of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.' The actor recently spent time in a Los Angeles hospital and underwent surgery on his hand after a July car accident. Shia's injuries will be written into the script of the 'Transformers' sequel.
More information, and possibly a confirmation is sure to follow, so stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the Information as it comes to hand.
There's good news on the movie front for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star Shia LaBeouf. According to an interview done by Access Hollywood, costar Isabel Lucas stated that both the actors were doing fine and that Shia's hand was "healing well" following an unfortunate accident the pair endured late on a Saturday night when an oncoming vehicle ran a red light. Shia's SUV was hit when he was attempting to make a left turn through an intersection. Pictures of Shia walking the hospital grounds support this statement as his hand is now splinted instead of in a complete dressing.
Shia LaBeouf on the hospital grounds
Isabel Lucas at Hayden Panettiere’s Whaleman Foundation Benefit
Production of major scenes involving the young actor have been halted to work around this incident. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is still slated to reach its June 2009 release date.
Seibertron.com has learned that actor and comedian Bernie Mac, known to Transformers fans as the car salesman Bobby Bolivia in the 2007 Transformers Movie, passed away early saturday morning due to complications from pneumonia. He was 50 years old.
Transformers comic book writer Simon Furman has done another update to his personal blog. In this update he gives us the goods on the far off book, Maximum Dinobots #2. In his usual manner, he gives us more teasers than actual spoilers, but one thing he assures us of is that things will go from bad to horrific.
Here's a taste of what he had to tell us:
...the good news is, after about 10,000 years or so under solidified lava (see Spotlight: Shockwave for details) all the Dynobots are finally reunited. The bad news is, after about 10,000 years or so under solidified lava (see Spotlight: Shockwave for details) all the Dynobots are finally reunited. Not a typo.
And if that ruined the book for you, then don't bother reading the rest of what he had to say. According to the post, artist Nick Roche isn't talking to him because of the fate of one particular Autobot.
Want to know more? Click here for all the good badness on this book set for release in December 2008.
UPDATE: E! News is reporting that LaBeouf's publicist is shooting down the story as a "completely fabricated story" You can read E!'s report
Seibertron.com has learned of some breaking news regarding the injury sustained by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star Shia LaBeouf. Slashfilm.com is reporting that the young actor may have to have a finger amputated from his injured hand that he received during an accident he had recently.
According to the report, Shia called the producers of the Transformers sequel to inform them that his pinky finger may have to be removed due the immense damage it suffered during his July 27th vehicular accident. Director Michael Bay has already stated that filming around the injury has been an effort and we can only imagine the amount of havoc having to work around this new development would bring.
The New York Post has posted a story today regarding the voluntary admission of Artie Lange (Howard Stern Show) into a drug rehabilitation facility earlier this week. In the short blurb regarding the news, they added that , the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star, Shia LaBeouf may be headed to rehab as well. Taken from the article:
...Shia LaBeouf may also be headed to rehab. LaBeouf broke his hand in a car accident last week and while it was not his fault, he was charged with DUI, his second arrest since November. Rehab can lead to reduced charges. "Judges like to see it," said a source. His rep would only say, "Right now, we're focusing on Shia's hand."
No other information regarding this possible turn of events was mentioned in the article. As previously reported here, Shia was exonerated of any fault in the accident as the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident allegedly ran a red light. Police officials did claim that Shia appeared to be intoxicated when on the scene, but no reports of proof of intoxication have been furnished.
The biggest question regarding this rumor is how it will affect the filming of the upcoming sequel to Transformers the movie. Director Michael Bay has already stated that the movie will continue to film despite the incident, but the actor is due in court, later this month, for the arrest he was subjugated to for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Seibertron.com will continue to bring you updates on the situation as they become available.
IDW Transformer Artist, Guido Guidi, has updated his Deviantart pages with plenty of what one can basically just call 'eye candy'. These are mostly sketches where he is working on designs for a few of IDW's recent or future central characters.