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Mark Ryan, the Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 2

Transformers News: Mark Ryan, the Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 2
Date: Tuesday, October 16th 2007 5:39pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Ben, ifmagazines.com

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In part two of ifmagazine.com have posted the second half of their exclusive interview with Mark Ryan.

In Part 2, Ryan discusses working on the Transformers set, voicing Bumblebee in the final film, and his overall career.

To read the full interview please click here.

If you missed the first half of the interview, and would like to read it, please click here.

411Mania Interview with Rachel Taylor

Transformers News: 411Mania Interview with Rachel Taylor
Date: Monday, October 15th 2007 6:03pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): 411Mania.com, tfw2005

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With the Transformers Movie DVD release inching ever closer, 411Mania have snared an Interview with Rachel Taylor, who played Computer Hacker Maggie Madsen in the Transformers Movie.

In the Interview, Taylor discusses working with Michael Bay and Jon Voight, researching for her role as a Hacker, and her steep learning curve introduction to the Transformers Franchise.

For the full 411Mania interview, please click here.

Hasbro CEO Al Verrecchia Speaks Out On Lead Paint Concerns

Transformers News: Hasbro CEO Al Verrecchia Speaks Out On Lead Paint Concerns
Date: Friday, October 12th 2007 3:21pm CDT
Categories: Company News, People News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Hasbro.com

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Recently in the news there has been a lot of talk of lead paint contaminations, recalls and voluntary recalls of certain toys from China. This has mainly effected the Mattel company whose main toy lines are Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher Price and many more. As this threat of lead paint is on many consumers minds, CEO of Hasbro Al Verrecchia has issued a statement on Hasbro.com. Mr. Verrecchia states Hasbro's commitment to quality products, and what Hasbro does to ensure the safety of all it;s products.


Letter from Al Verrecchia
Statement on Toy Safety From Hasbro's Chief Executive Officer

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, no issue is more important to me than the safety of our toys and of the children who enjoy them.

At Hasbro, we are proud that our own safety standards meet or exceed all federal regulations and that we set the highest standards for our own factories as well as our vendors wherever they may be located, including China. We are also proud that none of our toys or games was affected by the recent recalls related to lead paint.

To ensure compliance with our high standards, Hasbro requires tests and quality control checks at multiple stages of the manufacturing process. These procedures, which have been in place for many years, have always included - and continue to include - independent, third-party testing of our products.

Specific to the issue of lead paint: paints used on Hasbro products are tested and inspected before application on our products. We test the same paints during various stages of production, including on finished product as it leaves the production line and before it gets shipped.

In an abundance of caution, we are taking additional steps as part of our thorough proprietary safety procedures to confirm that our procedures are being adhered to and that we are doing everything possible to make the safest toys for your children. For example, we have increased the frequency of our product testing. We have also stepped up inspections of all of our products both in our company-owned plants in the United States and Ireland, as well as our vendors in China, and we will continue to make more frequent, unannounced visits.

Overseeing this effort is a team of full-time Hasbro quality control engineers and inspectors based in Hong Kong and China. These employees, who are part of Hasbro's U.S.-based global quality assurance team, are often present on the factory floors of our vendors to confirm the quality and safety of our products.

We hope this gives you a better understanding of Hasbro's quality control programs and the many steps we take to ensure the safety of our toys so that you can continue to purchase them with confidence. While I can't guarantee that a recall won't ever happen, I can promise that we are taking every possible precaution. What I can say, however, is that if an issue of product safety should arise, we will address it quickly, openly and decisively.

I would also like you to know that we maintain a strong working relationship with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Our in-house product safety experts interact regularly with CPSC officials to share information regarding our products and practices.

We continue to take the safety of our children - mine and yours - very seriously. That's my commitment to you - as a CEO, as a parent, and as a grandparent.

Sincerely,

Al Verrecchia
Chief Executive Officer



You can see the original statement here.

Mark Ryan, The Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 1

Transformers News: Mark Ryan, The Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 1
Date: Thursday, October 11th 2007 6:15pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): ifMagazine.com

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ifMagazines.com have posted Part 1 of their interview with Transformers Movie Bumblebee's Voice Actor Mark Ryan.

The interview discusses Mark's involvement in the Transformers Movie playing all the Autobot roles on set and working with Michael Bay.

To read Part 1 of ifMagazines.com interview, please click here.

Chris Ryall Responds To Beast Wars Profiles Criticisms

Transformers News: Chris Ryall Responds To Beast Wars Profiles Criticisms
Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2007 9:23am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Comic Book News, Company News, People News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): The Allspark

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The errors were scathing to some. To others they put it aside, and chalked it up as an IDW rush job with so much happening on the TF comics front lately.

Chris Ryall has heard the complaints, the comments, and the criticisms and he calmly replies, taking the blame for the book upon his shoulders, and promising better things:

"Hey, everyone--

In the time we've been doing Transformers comics, there have been highs and lows for the fans, I know. As there's going to be on anything -- some projects work better than others, for various reasons.

This one seems to be ranking somewhere near the first issue of the TF Animated Series for most of you, from the responses I've seen.

Which sucks all around--the last thing we want to do is release product that doesn't work for you. Especially since this particular book took so long to finally arrive. And because so many artists and colorists labored over it. And because Simon and Ben Yee did the same, and then waited patiently for the book to finally be assembled and released.

So for the person who just e-mailed me very angry and said "once again, IDW screws its fans," well, that's hardly true and hardly a sound approach to business, I would think. And nothing we would ever set out to do.

So what happened?

That's a good question. But there's really no need for me to make excuses or air any beasty-smelling laundry, so I'll just say that the book is, like everything we publish, ultimately my responsibility. This book was one that sort of slipped through the crack while I was dealing with an editorial shift, and it went out with some errors. Book Two was completed during this same period. But Andrew is here as the TF Editor now, and is extremely competent and he and I will do what we can to ensure the rest of the books are produced as they should be. As many errors are able to be corrected in the collected version will be fixed, too.

I know that this book was a bit of a disappointment for fans who waited so long. Transition with art teams or editorial teams can cause hiccups that are evidenced in the finished product, but certainly not on purpose.

So know that I share your pain on this--maybe moreso, since so many people have shared their pain with me--but also know that putting out something you don't love is never our intent. We'll get 'em next time."


You can see the original IDW Forum thread here.

While they cannot undo what has been done, and there are no promises made that things will be corrected in the Trade Paperback release, we do know that this will be a focus for them to get the remaining issues right.

You can become a part of our discussion of the 'Beast Wars Sourcebook #1' here

Stan Bush UK Concert Dates CANCELLED!

Transformers News: Stan Bush UK Concert Dates CANCELLED!
Date: Saturday, October 6th 2007 1:43pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): Stan Bush

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The musician best known to Transformers fans for "Dare" and "The Touch" from the original Transformers movie soundtrack (1986), Stan Bush, had some sad news to report on his MySpace Blog.

The UK Concerts set for Oct 5th at Rio's in Leeds and Oct 6th at Rock City in Nottingham have been cancelled. Because of an immigration policy, the singer was denied entry into the United Kingdom.

The following has been taken directly from his MySpace Blog.

"I was denied entry into the UK because of an immigration policy
involving a work permit, so my shows there were canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience to
my fans, many of whom traveled great distances. I did everything I could, but it was
beyond my control. We're looking ahead to arrange something there in the near future.

Yours,

Stan Bush
".

The Inside Scoop on Transformers Collector's Club Magazine #17

Transformers News: The Inside Scoop on Transformers Collector's Club Magazine #17
Date: Friday, October 5th 2007 9:11am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Interviews, People News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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The new collector's club magazine (#17) has begun arriving at mailboxes across the country. Here are some highlights:

  • Cover: Transformers Animated artwork
  • David Kaye Interview (Animated Optimus Prime voice actor) - includes a few screen shots of Optimus Prime, one of Grimlock and one of an unknown Decepticon.
  • Eric Seibenaler Interview (One of the head designers of the Animated toy line) - also features several toy images (Optimus, Bumblebee, Prowl, Starscream, Megatron and one other Decepticon with a claw hand that transforms into a car)
  • Classicverse: Mini-Con profiles (Dreadwing, Terrorsaur, Oil Slick, Strongarm, Sledge and Steel Wind).
  • Lil' Formers: "Know Your Seekers" featuring Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Sunstorm and the Coneheads.
  • MTMTE Classics Profiles: Cliffjumper and Megatron
  • Chapter 5 of the "Crossing Over" comic - Optimus and Megatron battle! Skyfall, Breakaway and Landquake potentially discover their destiny!


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Keeping checking your mailbox folks! Your copy should arrive soon if you're a Club member. If not, make sure you stop by TransformersClub.com for more information.

Simon Furman signing in London, UK 25th October

Transformers News: Simon Furman signing in London, UK 25th October
Date: Thursday, October 4th 2007 6:57pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): boom6

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Seibertron's own boom6 has some good news for UK based fans of Transformers writer Simon Furman:

Simon Furman is doing a signing at Forbidden Planet in London in a few weeks, its meant to be for deaths head. but Im sure he wont mind it being hijacked by a few transformers fans.

For full details, head to forbiddenplanet.com
You will need to scroll down to the "Death's Head" entry.

Transformers 2 Movie Writers Announced

Transformers News: Transformers 2 Movie Writers Announced
Date: Thursday, October 4th 2007 5:04am CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Press Releases, Rumors
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Bombus distinguendus

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Bombus distinguendus has found some good news on the superherohype website.

It appears that Transformers 2 has had it's Writers Confirmed Sourced from: The Hollywood Reporter

Screenwriter Ehren Kruger and the writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in talks to team to write the screenplay for DreamWorks/Paramount's Transformers 2, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Michael Bay, star Shia LaBeouf and producers Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Don Murphy are back in their respective chairs, as is executive producer Steven Spielberg.

The trade adds that the teaming of A-listers to write such a huge project might be an industry first and could have been necessary because Kurtzman and Orci -- who wrote first movie -- also are busy writing J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie for Paramount and producing Eagle Eye for DreamWorks.

The three writers are also working together on Nightlife, a DreamWorks serial-killer project that sees Kruger adapting a Thomas Perry novel, with Kurtzman and Orci producing along with Neal Moritz. Kruger also adapted the Stephen King novel "The Talisman," which Spielberg is exec producing for TNT.

Kruger met with Bay and Hasbro president Brian Goldner and impressed the duo with his knowledge of the "Transformers" mythology.


To see the original Superherohype report, please click here.

Scott Farrar, Transformers The Movie Visual Effects Supervisor, Interview On Scif Fi Wire

Transformers News: Scott Farrar, Transformers The Movie Visual Effects Supervisor, Interview On Scif Fi Wire
Date: Monday, October 1st 2007 11:12am CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Robinson, Shinobi Rendar

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The visuals being such a large part of the movie, here's a little interview by Cindy White of 'Sci Fi Wire' that is of interest to many of us, and reveals broad plans for the next installment...

"Scott Farrar, visual-effects supervisor and second-unit director of Michael Bay's Transformers, told SCI FI Wire that the recently announced sequel will be more ambitious visually.

"We want to improve on some of the processes that we did," Ferrar said in an interview at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, where the film's transforming robots were created. "I think what we're going to do is get faster and know our problems sooner and quicker. And then, of course, I know Michael's always thinking about new, crazy actions. And we're open to that."

After discussing the monumental task of creating the effects for the first film, Farrar groaned and fell off his chair in jest when asked about the sequel, which was announced last week with an anticipated release date of June 26, 2009.

"It's a circus, and they're going to raise the tight-wire walker a little bit higher next time," he said. "But it's all going to be dramatic. I think the commitment is not to just chuck out a sequel. The commitment is, and this makes us really happy here, that it's a deep story. There are lots of layers to the story of all these Decepticons, everybody. And so they want to really keep the characters rich."

Farrar added that the filmmakers plan to use the techniques and technology they learned on the first film to make the second even better. "It was difficult and, I think, laborious and I think we learned a lot by the end," he said. "I think we've learned a lot about lighting, and I think we can go to much moodier lighting. Lots of things. It'll be improved."

Transformers will be released on DVD and HD DVD Oct. 16. -Cindy White"


You can read the original article here at Sci Fi Wire.com.

Thanks to Shinobi Rendar and Robinson for getting us this cool new information.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
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