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Transformers IMAX Release to have 2 Minutes of Additional Footage

Transformers News: Transformers IMAX Release to have 2 Minutes of Additional Footage
Date: Thursday, September 6th 2007 7:20pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): MichaelBay.com

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Since it was announced that the Transformers Movie would be released in IMAX theaters we knew additional footage would be seen. However, we had no idea how much. Michael Bay has revealed on his website MichaelBay.com that there will be two minutes worth of additional footaged aired on the IMAX release.

Yellow Aveo Transformer Images

Transformers News: Yellow Aveo Transformer Images
Date: Thursday, September 6th 2007 6:34pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): ebay seller no_cd and Scaleface

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This past weekend we first reported about the first images of a red Chevy Aveo named Swerve being released. At that time not much about the figure was known. Since that time we have learned the figure was released as part of a promotion in China. Now it appears, that we have a new mystery reguarding the Chevy Aveo Transfromer. Ebay seller no_cd has posted an auction for a Yellow Aveo Transformer. Not much is known about the figure at this time. Stay tunned to the Seibertron.com Toy Section for the latest news about this figure. Here are the mirrored images:












Hi-Res Images of Transformers DVD Packaging Online

Transformers News: Hi-Res Images of Transformers DVD Packaging Online
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 11:01pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Darth Bombshell | Credit(s): Autobot032, Allspark.com, DVDActive.com

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Earlier in the day we broke the story of the official release date of the Transformers Movie, and now, courtest of DVDActive.com, we now have hi-res images of the front cover, back cover and inside of the single disc and two disc special edition versions of the film. Check them out in all of their glory by clicking here.

Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1

Transformers News: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 9:09pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Fractal Matter

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Comic Review Website Fractal Matter have released two advanced reviews of upcoming IDW Transformers comics.

Their first review is of Transformers Devastation #1, whilst their second review is of Beast Wars: The Ascending #1.

Both reviews contain major spoilers, so do not click the links unless you are certain you want to know what is going to happen in these issues.

Both comics will be released this month, with Devastation #1 out on the 19th of September, and Beast Wars: The Ascending #1 due the following week on the 26th of September.

Samples of Megatron Origins #3 Online

Transformers News: Samples of Megatron Origins #3 Online
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 7:06pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Creature SH, Markerguru

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Seibertron Member Creature SH has found some samples of IDW's Megatron Origins #3 on Markerguru's Deviantart account.

Included in the samples, are the first 6 pages of Megatron Origins #3, both fully coloured and the line art.

Megatron Origins #3 was released Wednesday 5th September 2007, so don't forget to grab yourself a copy!

6" Galvatron Model Kit Preorder

Transformers News: 6" Galvatron Model Kit Preorder
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 6:07pm CDT
Categories: Sponsor News, Store News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): CyberTooth, BigBadToyStore.com

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BigBadToyStore.com has put up a preorder for a 6" Galvatron unpainted model kit from Arianrhod.

This is an unpainted model kit that requires assembly and can be painted. This kit is licensed by Takara Tomy and made by a newly formed company called Arianrhod. Only ~100 pieces of this kit will be sold at the Japanese Super Festival so it is extremely limited. The kit is a ‘full action’ model kit with moveable joints and articulation, no glue is required, but there may be some minor trimming of parts or other basic modeling skills needed. There are 26 total pieces in the kit and Arianrhod will follow this kit up with Bludgeon and Thunderwing as their next releases. The kit will be packaged in a full color box with artwork. The kit stands roughly 6” tall and is in scale with Hasbro ‘Deluxe’ sized items.

You can view the pictures and preorder the item here.

BBTS Update September 5th: MP Skywarp Has Just Arrived!

Transformers News: BBTS Update September 5th: MP Skywarp Has Just Arrived!
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 6:03pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Joel of BigBadToyStore.com, Liege Evilmus

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Joel of BigBadToyStore has put out another update.

Hi - Here is another big update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about
more exciting new preorders and a ton of new arrivals from the last week
or so.

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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MP-06 MASTERPIECE SKYWARP: Skywarp looks fantastic and is now in stock
for $99.99. This has already sold out in Japan and our orders were not
even filled in full, so be sure to pick up an MP-06 soon before they sell
out completely. The back of the box shows an image of Skywarp flying with
Starscream and a familiar blue jet as well, we should see an MP
Thundercracker sometime next year! Take a look at Skywarp here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10712&mode=retail


MACROSS 1/60 SV-51 IVANOV: This all new figure from Yamato is one of the
cooler looking items they have released to date with many sharp angles and
a lot of underwing armaments. They are in stock now for $219.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10239&mode=retail


HOT TOYS PRISON BREAK: Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield are both now
in stock for $89.99 each. We also have preorders listed for alternate
outfits for both characters:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1403&category=3824


TRANSFORMERS UNLEASHED MEGATRON: The new Megatron Turnaround figure is
now in stock for $29.99, we also have Unleashed Bumblebee and Prime
available here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1265&category=3861


STAR WARS BOBBLEHEADS: The first wave of new Star Wars figures from Funko
has just arrived - Vader and Clone Trooper are only $9.99 each. We have
all the other figures as well as a variety of exclusives up for preorder
here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1360


JAPANESE BEAST WARS X-9 RAVAGE: This figure has been hard to get for
years, we were lucky to find a small supply of them and the listing has
been restocked at $160.99. Be sure to check the rest of the JBW menus for
a variety of other items.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10574&mode=retail


TRANSFORMERS BEARBRICKS EXCLUSIVE: In stock now for $49.99, this cool
little two-pack was available only in Japan. Megatron gets a chrome
finish and Optimus is decorated in red white and blue.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10146&mode=retail


STAR TREK - BATTLE DAMAGED ENTERPRISE: This exclusive ship is now in
stock for $37.99 - get your 1701-E here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10572&mode=retail


GENTLE GIANT BALROG BUST: Another great sculpt from G.G. is now in stock
for $54.99. This bust is quite a bit larger than normal and it comes in
an equally impressive display box.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10115&mode=retail


TRANSFORMER MOVIE EXCLUSIVES: Several buyers came through for us and we
have G1 Deluxe Jazz and G1 style Voyager Starscream in stock now along
with a variety of other exclusives - check them all out here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1265&company=0&category=3863


TOO MANY MORE TO LIST THEM ALL: Hundreds of items arrived this week, we
can't list them all but here are a few more of the highlights: Japanese
Beast Wars Sea Clamp, AvP Elder Predator Microman, Psycho Gundam, Real
Action Heroes King Joe, Transformers Sunglasses, Nightmare Before X-Mas
Series 6, Sub-Cast Spider-Man, Jon Bon Jovi, NFL Legends Sports Picks 3,
Donna Troy Bust, Marvel Minimates, Zombie Minimates, Buffy Chosen Willow &
Kennedy, Living Dead Dolls 14, 12" Lara Croft, 18" Kurt Cobain. The list
goes on and on so be sure to check the site to see if an item you were
looking for has arrived.

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NEW PREORDERS:
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FINAL FANTASY VII - PLAY ARTS: Square Enix brings us another cool set of
figures - this set of 3 is priced $15 below MSRP and includes Cloud, Tifa,
and Aerith. View them all here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10046&mode=retail


TRANSFORMERS GALVATRON MODEL KIT: A new manufacturer called Arianrhod
will be making a line of Transformer model kits licensed by Takara-Tomy.
This first kit is extremely limited with only around 100 pieces being sold
at Wonderfest. We have buyers in line to secure these for us and a
limited number of preorders are available at $124.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=AHD10000&mode=retail


HASBRO STAR WARS 2008: Hasbro has announced the first round of items to
hit shelves in late 2007 or early 2008. They are bringing back the very
popular and cool Evolutions series - the first wave of figures are all
reissues, but there is bound to be more cool stuff coming in the future.
Galactic Heroes gets a few more new items, more new Starfighter vehicles
are coming and a very fun new 'Might Muggs' urban vinyl style line is now
up for preorder. Check out all the new items here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1491


MASTER REPLICAS - BOBA FETT HELMET: They saved the best for last! As the
M.R. Star Wars license begins to run out, they bring us a 1:1 scale
version of your favorite bounty hunter. Both regular versions and the
more limited Signature versions are up for preorder here - both below MSRP
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=73&category=1636


PINOCCHIO PROP REPLICA: Another large-scale prop from Master Replicas.
Get your very own Pinocchio for $279.99 - check it out here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MST10135&mode=retail


JUDGE DREDD VS DEATH STATUE: First 4 Figures & Dark Horse team up to
bring us this cool 11" battle statue. We have it listed $50 under MSRP at
$199.99 - this one is limited to only 1000 pieces.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DHC10063&mode=retail


HARD HERO DEALER EXCLUSIVE BLUE ANGEL: Limited to only 399 pieces and
only available from authorized dealers, this cool new statue is available
in the standard red or limited blue versions for $199.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=hero+angel


THE ROAD WARRIOR INTERCEPTOR: Another cool import item, from Mad Max we
now have the 1:18 Interceptor vehicle listed at $164.99 - lots of detail
and extra parts - check it out here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=AUT10000&mode=retail


HARRY POTTER DIE-CAST VEHICLE COLLECTOR SETS: Three cool boxed sets are
now up for preorder - these sets show the vehicles in prototype,
unpainted, and completed versions and are limited to only 2000 pieces each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=580&category=3924


Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check
out some of the many new items above.

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Leader Class Brawl Out in Canada!

Transformers News: Leader Class Brawl Out in Canada!
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 3:02pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Cybertron.ca, Hook

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Cybertron.ca reports that Leader-class Brawl figure has been sighted at a Wal-Mart in Gatineau, Qu├ębec. This figure should now be slowly seeping into retail stores across Canada.

See the original sighting report by clicking here.

Tomy struggling with Japanese Market, possible Adult-focused ideas brewing!

Transformers News: Tomy struggling with Japanese Market, possible Adult-focused ideas brewing!
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 1:31pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News, Collectables
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Alexis

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Have you ever wished that Transformers were targeted, more towards you? Well, that dream may come to fruition.

According to this article, Tomy/Takara is severely struggling, and is looking for new options.

The entire toy market in Japan is on the decline for two reasons. The first of which, is the Lead Paint scandal at Mattel. This has caused Japanese Toy Companies stock prices to fall dramatically.

The other reason is that the youth population of Japan is severely shrinking. So with fewer children for these companies to market their products to, they are looking at targeting new markets--Adults.

This could very well be the reason that the Encore series has been released from Tomy. It could also explain why Tomy is looking to reissue several rare and obscure characters like Skylynx.

So it looks like this could be good news for collectors, but it could possibly spell the doom for the next generation as what makes a collector is having the toys when we are children to begin with.

Release Date Confirmed: Transformers to be Released on DVD / HD-DVD October 16th!

Transformers News: Release Date Confirmed: Transformers to be Released on DVD / HD-DVD October 16th!
Date: Wednesday, September 5th 2007 11:17am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Darth Bombshell | Credit(s): Wheeljack35, Chris Robinson, SuperHeroHype, Entertainment News International

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DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Transformers Rolls out on DVD and HD DVD October 16


The armies of CYBERTRON invaded theaters with a juggernaut fury that shook the summer of 2007, but on October 16, 2007 fans of all ages will discover that there is far “More Than Meets The Eye” to the massive mechanical behemoths when TRANSFORMERS arrives on Earth in spectacular DVD and HD DVD two-disc Special Edition sets as well as on a single disc from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures; distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Earning over $650 million at the global box office to date, the massive production exploded onto screens from the creative minds of director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, taking audiences by storm and becoming the biggest original film of the year. The first live-action film based on the enduringly popular “robots in disguise”, TRANSFORMERS features the ultimate battle between good and evil, as the peace-loving AUTOBOTS seek to protect humanity from the evil forces of the DECEPTICONS. The action-packed film stars a hot young cast of up-and-coming actors including Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia), Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers) and Megan Fox (“Hope & Faith”), as well as seasoned performers such as Jon Voight (National Treasure) and John Turturro (The Good Shepherd). But the biggest stars are the TRANSFORMERS robots themselves – including fan favorites OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, BUMBLEBEE, RATCHET, JAZZ and more – brought to life by revolutionary new VFX techniques developed by the innovative digital wizards at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

The TRANSFORMERS Special Edition two-disc sets provide an incredible experience with an arsenal of bonus material that delivers excitement and fun for long-time fans, as well as for viewers who are new to the TRANSFORMERS universe. The extensive special features include commentary by Michael Bay and two multi-part in-depth documentaries exploring the human elements of the film as well as the phenomenal robot stars. Presented in multiple parts, “Our World” and “Their War” include segments with Steven Spielberg discussing his love for the franchise and the early concept for the movie, the extensive casting process, the training, consultants and real-world weapons provided by the military to lend authenticity to the film, the evolution of the robots from Hasbro’s iconic toy line to big-screen stars, the unique vehicles created for the movie, a discussion with ILM’s legendary digital artists and much more.

The discs go even further behind-the-scenes with early sketch concepts of the robots and an in-depth look at the making of the SKORPONOK attack from writing and conceptualization through the creation of the stunning visual effects.

Out-Of-This World High-Def Content:

In addition to superior picture and sound and all of the above bonus material presented in high definition, the HD DVD presentation provides consumers with a host of web-enabled features, which are accessible through all connected HD DVD players. The web-enabled features take advantage of technology that allows the studio to present the content in a new way. These cutting-edge, online features can be updated, providing consumers with an evolving entertainment experience months, or even years, after the disc is physically produced. Initial features include a TRANSFORMERS Intelligence Mode in which an on-screen dashboard over the film provides information about the robots and weapons, their strength levels, character updates and more. Plus, a GPS Locator that can access a map and GPS coordinates. Paramount’s TRANSFORMERS HD DVD connectivity capabilities will reveal additional HD DVD exclusive features at street date and at various time periods in the future.

The HD DVD also includes a TRANSFORMERS H.U.D. (Heads Up Display) that lets viewers access running text commentary while watching the film and even view relevant behind-the-scenes footage in a picture-in-picture window. Additionally, viewers can explore the main robots’ individual details in high definition with the TRANSFORMERS Tech Inspector.

DVD:

The TRANSFORMERS DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Total runtime is 143 minutes.

TRANSFORMERS Special Edition DVD bonus features include:

Disc 1:
-- Feature film
-- Commentary by Michael Bay

Disc 2:
-- Our World
-- The Story Sparks - Steven Spielberg discusses his love for the
franchise and early concept art for the film. Explores how the
writers adapted the cartoon into a live-action movie and why
Michael Bay is the perfect director for the film.
-- Human Allies - A look at how the actors were selected and their
experiences on the set.
-- I Fight Giant Robots - An exploration of the military training
that Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson underwent for their roles
and the various stunts that the actors were asked to perform.
-- Battleground - A piece on the senior officials from the
Department of Defense and Air Force who consulted on the film
to give it authenticity and the key locations that the U.S.
government provided access to.

-- Their War
-- Rise of the Robots - Explores the interaction between Hasbro
designers and Michael Bay to bring the toy line roaring to life.
-- AUTOBOTS Roll Out - Michael Bay discusses working with Chevy and
its designers and the modifications that were made to the cars
seen in the film.
-- DECEPTICONS Strike - The film's military advisors discuss the
"toys" they allowed the production to borrow: F-22 Raptors,
Ospreys and A-10 Warthogs.
-- Inside the AllSpark - ILM's digital artists discuss the
challenges of bringing the TRANSFORMERS to life.

-- More Than Meets The Eye
-- From Script to Sand: The SKORPONOK Desert Attack - An in-depth
look at the making of this particularly epic and challenging
scene from initial storyboarding through production and visual
effects.
-- Concepts - Early sketch concepts of the robots.
-- Trailers

TRANSFORMERS HD DVD

The HD DVD is presented in 1080p High Definition with English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus and English, English SDH+, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. In addition to the above features that will be presented in high definition, the TRANSFORMERS HD DVD will also offer the following exclusive content:

Disc 1:
-- TRANSFORMERS H.U.D. (Heads Up Display)--In this mode, viewers can
access running text-based behind-the-scenes background information
on the production during the feature. Users can also watch relevant
picture-in-picture b-roll and video with Bay, Spielberg and other
filmmakers during select sequences.
-- Transformers Intelligence Mode web-enabled features consist of:
-- Transformation Mode
-- Health Meter
-- Weapon Mode
-- Robot Bio
-- In Scene Indicator
-- Text Ticker
-- GPS

Disc 2:
-- TRANSFORMERS Tech Inspector - Gives viewers an unprecedented look
at the TRANSFORMERS robots through the exquisitely detailed models
created by ILM artists. Users can zoom in on each detail for a
closer examination and pause and change the rotation of the models.

Marketing Support:

Paramount Home Entertainment will support the home video debut of TRANSFORMERS with one of the biggest media campaigns in the division’s history. The multi-million dollar blitz will include television, print, radio and online advertising reaching a four quadrant audience. The expansive campaign also will include a viral marketing program in which fans can go online to customize a message for their friends from OPTIMUS PRIME and send it via telephone or email. In addition, an array of high-impact displays will be deployed to retail locations across the country. Promotional partners including Chevrolet and Hostess will also extend the TRANSFORMERS message to millions of people.

Each TRANSFORMERS DVD will include an insert alerting consumers to Chevrolet's "The Bumblebee Camaro Sweepstakes". Beginning October 17, 2007, fans can enter to win one of three customized Chevy Camaro cars styled after the TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT BUMBLEBEE at chevy.com/camaro. The sweepstakes also will be promoted with a wide-reaching television, print and online advertising campaign that will further extend the DVD messaging and excitement.

This October, Hostess, the maker of America’s most iconic snack cakes, will be launching a national consumer promotion on approximately 17 million TRANSFORMERS themed packages at convenience and grocery/mass merchandiser retail stores. Consumers will be directed via www.hostesscakes.com to a Hostess micro-site where they can play an instant-win game for a chance to win a 50” Plasma TV and Home Entertainment system, portable DVD players and other prizes.

Synopsis:

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a thrilling battle between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the evil DECEPTICONS and ultimate power is a clue held by Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Join the fight for mankind in the extraordinary adventure that “features some of the most spectacular action and effects sequences of any movie of its kind and will appeal to the kid in all of us” (Claudia Puig, USA Today).

Street date: October 16, 2007
Runtime: 143 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language
Canadian Rating: PG for violence and coarse language

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