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Steve Jablonsky Adresses Why Age of Extinction Score No Longer Available on iTunes

Transformers News: Steve Jablonsky Adresses Why Age of Extinction Score No Longer Available on iTunes
Date: Friday, November 21st 2014 12:28am CST
Category: Movie News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Steve Jablonsky Facebook Page

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Age of Extinction composer Steve Jablonsky addresses the issue of why the score to Age of Extinction is no longer available on iTunes after fans brought the matter to his attention. This is what he had to say on his Facebook page. If you are looking for a CD copy of the score, Steve mentions you can still get unsigned copies at La-La Land Records and once those are gone then that is it.

Steve Jablonsky wrote:I’ve received a lot of questions on Facebook and Twitter asking why the TF4 soundtrack was removed from iTunes. Here’s the short-ish answer: The AFM (American Federation of Musicians) has rules regarding soundtrack releases and re-use fees. One option they offer is the option to produce and sell 14,999 units without any additional re-use fees. Once sales hit 15,000+ units, additional payments kick in. The number 15,000 was chosen I believe because a good selling soundtrack generally sells around 5k-10k units, so this option provides most union film productions the opportunity to release a soundtrack and sell up to 15k units without incurring any additional re-use costs.

Now because you guys are so awesome, the TF4 score hit 15,000 units really quickly. I honestly had no idea the score had been pulled down until fans started contacting me asking why the soundtrack had vanished from iTunes, only a couple months after the release of the film. I suspected the 15k limit was the reason, a little investigation proved that to be the case.

Some of you have asked another great question: why are TF1 and TF2 still available? For both of those scores, the people responsible for paying the additional re-use costs chose to go ahead and pay them. In other words they allowed sales to go beyond the 15k limit. Different people are in charge of TF3 and TF4, and they have chosen not to pay the additional costs, which is why neither TF3 or TF4 are available any longer. It’s strictly an economic decision. The additional re-use costs can and do add up to significant numbers, especially with scores like Transformers. These movies are huge with a ton of score, and I hire a lot of very talented musicians to perform, which results in even higher re-use costs if we go beyond the 15k limit.

I have had many many discussions about this topic, unfortunately it is out of my hands because I am not the one responsible for paying the re-use fees. For those interested in a physical TF4 CD I believe La La Land records has some unsigned copies left (sorry the signed ones are all gone). After these are gone, the TF4 score will no longer be available. The TF3 score is already gone. My hope is that we will figure out a way to re-release in the future, but for now this is the situation.

This topic is very close to my heart. It’s really hard to put so many months of work into a score and then hear from people all over the world that they would love to purchase your music but they cannot because it’s not available. These are good people looking to buy this music, asking me what happened where did it go, and I don’t have a good answer for them. I’m hoping with more discussion we can find better ways to address this issue. I do believe there are better ways, where everyone can benefit without fans being left out in the cold because they didn’t buy the score fast enough.

thanks

Steve

New Amazon Japan Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Exclusive Hound Image

Transformers News: New Amazon Japan Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Exclusive Hound Image
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2014 11:11pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): @TF_pr twitter

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Thanks to the @TF_pr Twitter account, we get a new image of the Hound figure included with upcoming Amazon Japan exclusive Age of Extinction Blu-Ray release. This image looks like a much darker green than the previous promotional image. This set is scheduled for release December 10.

Transformers News: New Amazon Japan Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Exclusive Hound Image

Chuck's Reviews Transformers Age of Extinction One Step Prowl

Transformers News: Chuck's Reviews Transformers Age of Extinction One Step Prowl
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2014 1:54am CST
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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Chuckdawg1999 has provided yet another Age Of Extinction figure video review, this time it's One-Step Changer Prowl, from the newest and final wave of AoE One-Steps. Is it worth your time and money? Check out the embed below and find out!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:I was surprised to see a G1 character included in the movie line, but it's nice to see all aspects of Transformers history being highlighted. Using the "Butterfly" we've seen before Prowl transforms from a Classics inspired police car to an almost chibi style of robot. It's a fun little desk toy that I highly recommend.



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Lexact Age of Extinction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extinction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2014 12:20am CST
Categories: Collectables, Movie News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has post a couple of preorders for an Age of Extinction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee by Lexact for $84.99. These collectables have images of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee etched in crystal glass on top of a LED light base.

Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Product Size: 3.15" x 2" x 2"(Not including Base)
Material: Crystal Glass


Optimus Prime has been etched onto crystal glass and sits on a LED light stand to give him a 3D effect.
Product Number: LEX10000
Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds


Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Lexact  Age of Extiction Premium Crystal Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Product Size: 3.15" x 2" x 2" (Not including Base)
Material: Crystal Glass


Bumblebee has been etched onto crystal glass and sits on a LED light stand to give him a 3D effect.
Product Number: LEX10001
Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds

Age of Extinction Outtake Reel

Transformers News: Age of Extinction Outtake Reel
Date: Monday, November 17th 2014 1:22pm CST
Category: Movie News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Michael Bay Vimeo

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Michael Bay has posted to his vimeo account a 10 minute outtake reel for Transformers Age of Extinction. You can expect plenty of explosions, lots of actor/production staff goofiness and Michael Bay's mom. Dig a little deeper into the making of Age of Extinction with by clicking on the link below.

Age of Extinction Outtake Reel

AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime Video Review

Transformers News: AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime Video Review
Date: Sunday, November 16th 2014 11:18am CST
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): 予定調和(仮)

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Hot on the heels of the in-hand pictorial we reported on, here comes a video review of the AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime from Takara Tomy. To recap, this is the same base mold as AD01/Hasbro Optimus Prime (which you can see in our galleries, right here) but features heavy remolding of the head, chest, arms (which now include swiveling wrists) and feet as well as a premium metallic paint finish that really stands out. Not to mention, a brand new sword and shield!

The review is short and to the point, as well as being spoken entirely in Japanese, but showcases the figure quite well, and even shows how the faceswapping gimmick works!



Armor Knight Optimus has been released in Japan and is currently on it's way to US e-tailers such as BBTS and TFSource as we speak, should make it to US shores/in-hand by the end of November, beginning of December.

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New Target Exclusive Steelbook Age of Extinction

Transformers News: New Target Exclusive Steelbook Age of Extinction
Date: Saturday, November 15th 2014 12:52pm CST
Category: Movie News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Blu-Ray.com forums

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Haven't bought any of the previous Age of Extinction Blu-Ray releases? A post on the Blu-Ray.com forums gives us a look at another steelbook edition of Transformers Age of Extinction. This steelbook is exclusive to Target and scheduled to release November 23 for a sale price of $13. The previous steelbook version was exclusive to Best Buy.

Transformers News: New Target Exclusive Steelbook Age of Extinction

In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus
Date: Thursday, November 13th 2014 4:35am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Alfes2010

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It seems like toy blogger Alfes2010 has taken a real liking to the new release of Takara Tomy's Transformers Movie Advanced AD31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime - and shared several in-hand images on their Twitter feed! We've just seen this figure in its box, but check out what we've mirrored below, thanks to fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath.

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus

Takara Tomy Lost Age Carnivac Micron Campaign Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Lost Age Carnivac Micron Campaign Images
Date: Wednesday, November 12th 2014 5:51am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Takara TF

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A quick update on the Takara Tomy Carnivac Micron Campaign, courtesy of the Takara Transformers Twitter account. Check out below two mirrored images of the little Steeljaw stand-in with the One Step Changer Lockdown for comparison!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Lost Age Carnivac Micron Campaign Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Lost Age Carnivac Micron Campaign Images

Transformers Age of Extinction One Step Steeljaw Review

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction One Step Steeljaw Review
Date: Wednesday, November 12th 2014 12:21am CST
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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Seibertron.com board member and fan video reviewer, chuckdawg1999 has posted a new video review on his YouTube channel and shared it with us. That review? Age Of Extinction One-Step Changers Steeljaw. You'll remember him as the robot dog breed used by Lockdown in Age Od Extinction.

Here's what he had to say and share:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wasn't sure what to make of this figure when I first got it in hand, but after the reveals at SDCC I feel this is a preview of sorts for the RID cartoon. The changing gimmick really doesn't wow me all that much but the paint details are quite nice. I can only recommend the figure if you're really into animal based Transformers.



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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #106 - McCarthyism
Twincast / Podcast #106:
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Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2014