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More Interviews on IGN

Transformers News: More Interviews on IGN
Date: Wednesday, June 6th 2007 2:37am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News, Interviews
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Views: 17,224 has added a 2 page article on their site, in which they interview cast members Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox of the Transformers Movie.

"Michael Bay's the fastest, most intense director I've ever worked with. The explosions are right here. They're not CGI. You know, the other day they had me on top of one of these buildings one-handed with wire, a wire here and a wire there and a cube here. It was insane, but that's stuff that you usually shoot CGI and Michael doesn't do CGI. He likes seeing the immediate, he likes being able to go into his trailer and go, 'You're never gonna believe what I just shot.' Rather than have to wait for the CGI to be put into greenscreen. He likes to see immediately, so things like explosions, I mean, it's all very real".
- Shia LaBeouf

"You know, you sit and you think, 'This isn't realistic and people are going to hate this and I feel like a f--king douchebag and I can't do it. But then you think nobody's even going to give a s--t. There's going to be so much happening around this that they have to tie you into the story somehow, because there are a lot of people who would just watch a movie that was nothing but robots fighting. Sure, but the majority of people… I heard Shia say they want to see some sort of human interaction, human involvement, so those things have to, I think unfortunately they have to be thrown in there. And we're trying to steer away from -- we know the fans and they don't want any sappy bulls--t. We're trying to stay away from that and keep it as realistic as possible and as much about the Autobots and Decepticons as we can".
- Megan Fox

Review of Glu’s Mobile Phone Transformers Game

Transformers News: Review of Glu’s Mobile Phone Transformers Game
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 9:46pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News, Reviews, Site Articles, Game News, Company News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Hotrod

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Review of Glu’s Mobile Phone Transformers Game

The folks at Glu were kind enough to let me have check out their Transformers game based on the upcoming movie for cell phones. I must say I was very impressed with what Glu put together.

The game play is not overly complicated and can be learned rather quickly. Game play makes use of most of the key pad. However, there are not many difficult button combinations. Some people will need to use both hands while playing, while most will only need to use one.

When the game starts you are contacted by Bumblebee and given your mission. You will play your way through the games as the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime. The goal is to rescue your fellow Autobots. Though out the game you will remain in contact with Bumblebee. When you reach certain areas marked by a blue bubble you will be able to contact him. Bumblebee gives advice on how to use your control, and how to advance. At times it is very important to listen to the little bot. These bubbles are not as numerous as you advance in the game.

The game is an action packed plat former. As Prime you must, punch, jump, blast, and transform your way through each level. You have to master all of Prime’s skills to get by as you advance. None of the jumps are overly difficult, though you some require more skill than others. The enemies in the game are not pushovers, but they are not very difficult to defeat. The combination of enemies and jumps add to the challenge of the game with out being overly frustrating.

After beating the first level you will be brought to a map screen. From this point you will be able to choose different paths. Though the game play is repetitive it does not feel like it at. Each stage is set up with a different set of jumps and back ground. Once you start playing you will not want to stop.

The graphics for the game are awesome for a cell phone game. They remind me of a Nintendo game with better graphics. The nostalgia adds to the fun in my opinion. I use to love those old SNSES games and this game helps bring back those memories. I could play the game for hours.

I would suggest giving Glu’s Transformers game a try. Tough the graphics are not XBOX 360 or Playstation 3 quality for a cell phone game the graphics are great. Glu’s Transformers game is very enjoyable and can help pass time.

You can try the game out by clicking here.

Interview with Michael Bay on Yahoo

Transformers News: Interview with Michael Bay on Yahoo
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 9:01pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Dragonslayer, clk430r1

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Views: 12,946

Yahoo! Movies has put up an interview with Michael Bay, the director of this summer's Transformers Movie, wherein he answers some question from fans as well as adressing recent fan complaints like the flame designs on Optimus Prime.

watch the interview on Yahoo Movies here.

Fact Sheet and Screen Shots of Glu's Transformers Mobile Phone Game

Transformers News: Fact Sheet and Screen Shots of Glu's Transformers Mobile Phone Game
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 7:44pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Game News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Glu

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Our friends at Glu were kind enough send us a fact sheet for their Transformers video game for mobile phones based on the Transformers Movie. Include are some screen shot of the game as well:

Fact Sheet

Genre: Action
Target Audience: M/F, 22-34
Launch: June 4, 2007
Territories: Worldwide

Positioning: Fight as Optimus Prime on your phone

Take command of your phone and help the Autobots find the Allspark, a source of energy hidden on Earth. Fight as Optimus Prime and change from vehicle to robot and back again with special weapons capabilities. Battle the evil Decepticons across multiple levels and enlist the help of other Autobots as you race to claim the ultimate source of power for all TRANSFORMERS.

• Play as Optimus Prime and convert from vehicle to robot with special weapons
• Battle Decepticons across multiple levels as you search for the Allspark
• Locate Ironhide, Jazz, and Ratchet to aid Optimus in the fight
• A unique and robust combat system never seen before on mobile

HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS, the logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2007 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2007 DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Real Gear Japanese Variants

Transformers News: Real Gear Japanese Variants
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 7:13pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Stormrider

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Some variants have been discovered with the Transformers Movie Real Gear toys. The Japanese versions feature movie scenes on their tiny screens.

Japanese versions:
Longview features a picture of Bumblebee.

Spy Shot features a picture of Optimus Prime.

Speed Dial features a picture of the Autobot symbol with a blue background.

The Japanese versions also come with a Japanese flyer showing the first wave Movie products that are available. On the opposite side the flyer features a Transformers Chronicle along with pictures of the Sports Label and Music Label Transformers.

5 Page Preview of Transformers Spotlight: Galvatron Online

Transformers News: 5 Page Preview of Transformers Spotlight: Galvatron Online
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 6:19pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
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Views: 7,356

IDW has updated their 5 Page Previews Section. Included in the update is a five page preview of the upcoming Transformers Spotlight: Galvatron. Head over to IDW's 5 Page Previews Section to check it out.

Engadget Article on Transformers Movie Real Gear Figures

Transformers News: Engadget Article on Transformers Movie Real Gear Figures
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 6:11pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Engadget

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One of the more popular parts of the Transformers Movie toy line ate the Real Gear figures. Today Engadget posted a new brief article about the Real Gear figures. Click here to read it.

Transformers DS & PSP Armor at Gamestop

Transformers News: Transformers DS & PSP Armor at Gamestop
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 5:55pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Game News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Cujo, transmetropolitan

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Fellow Seibertronian Cujo has discovered at his local Gamestop, some gear for Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. Here is what he had to say:

It's a clear shell and you interchange 12 different "skins"... it comes with a strap/screen cleaner (not pictured) and 3 game cases on each case is a autobot logo..... they had them for the DS and the PSP...... $19.99 it's well worth it

i think i'm going to keep this until i se a decepticon pack or a decepticon skin comes out when the game does....

skin inserts are:

And fellow Seibertronian transmetropolitan has found a link for the versions online.

The link is here.

Fast Action Battler: Plasma Punch Bumblebee

Transformers News: Fast Action Battler: Plasma Punch Bumblebee
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 5:38pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): JTKranix

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We recently had a story of the Testshot for FAB Plasma Punch Bumblebee. But Target has posted a online listing for the new 2008 Camaro FAB version of Bumblebee. You can see the final product image here.

Tons of Movie Listings at

Transformers News: Tons of Movie Listings at
Date: Tuesday, June 5th 2007 5:18pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream

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Hi - Here is another exciting update from
about another big round of preorders, and new arrivals including the
highly anticipated Transformers Movie figures!


TRANSFORMERS MOVIE VOYAGER & LEADER: We have a nice supply of all 4 wave
1 Voyager as well as Leader Class Optimus & Megatron. All are available
singly and as sets. These figures all turned out very well with
intricate packaging and nice sculpts. Optimus & Megatron are $89.99 for
the set or $47.99 each. Voyagers are $89.99 for the set of four, or
$22.99 each for: Blackout, Ratchet, Ironhide, and Starscream.

OPTIMASH PRIME - MR POTATOHEAD: Following in the footsteps of Darth
Tater, Optimash Prime is now in stock for $11.99. This sweet spud comes
with all the appendages & pieces needed to get him into Prime shape. It
also comes with a bonus mini Optimus Prime cab that is only available as
part of this set.

MORE TRANSFORMER MOVIE ITEMS: We have nearly 50 total listings on the
website for TF Movie items covering a wide range of products including:
Robot Heroes (which are similar to the Star Wars Galactic Hero line),
Titanium 3", Cyber Stompin', Cyber Slammers, Fast Action Battlers, the
very cool 'Real Gear' basic sized line that features transforming versions
of everyday objects. Role play items like the Optimus Prime Voice
Changing Helmet, Unleashed style Bumblebee and more. Some items are
still listed as preorders, but will be arriving soon - see them all:

EVEN MORE TF MOVIE ITEMS COMING SOON: Hasbro has set the 'on-site' date
of July 14th for the second and third waves of TF Movie items. There
will be a lot more cool stuff in stock and available to preorder then, so
after you've enjoyed the July 4th release be sure to check back for more.


HASBRO MARVEL LEGENDS WAVE 3: Hasbro is ratcheting up the coolness with
each subsequent wave of Marvel Legends. Series three has just been
announced and includes one each of: Bucky Barnes, First Appearance
Captain America, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Black Knight, Hydra Soldier,
Colossus, Cyclops, and Danger. Each figure also includes a Build-A-Figure
piece that forms the awesome Brood Queen. Sets of 8 are $89.99 and
singles of Captan America and Cyclops are priced at $10.99

MUPPETS ANIMAL PUPPET REPLICA: Master Replicas has just announced a 38"
replica of Animal. This huge replica looks fantastic and we have just
listed it at $50 under MSRP at $349.99. Animal features a poseable mouth
and articulated neck and limbs. Stay tuned for Gonzo in about a month!!

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - TONNER: The Tonner Doll Company has expanded
its high-end product line once again with 16" collectible Character Figues
of both Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann. We have them each priced $20 or
more below MSRP - check them out here:

THE CROCODILE HUNTER - STEVE IRWIN: A variety of new action figures,
playsets, vehicles, and plush figures are now up for preorder. Although
Steve left us prematurely, we can still enjoy how energetic and passionate
he was about wildlife. Check them all out here:

STARGATE PEWTER FIGURES: Another batch of SG-1 and Atlantis Pewter
figures are now up for preorder at $32.99. All the main characters are
covered in this fun line:

BOME: The new Volume 24 - Nono from Gunbuster is now up for preorder at
$27.99, and we've also listed the very cool Jungle Emi volume 11 repaint:

STAR WARS CHUBBY: A cool new line from Hot Toys. This series features
fun little nesting dolls of key Star Wars Characters:

STAR WARS R2-D2 TRASH CAN: Another cool idea from Japan, this fairly
large sized Trash Can looks just like R2 and the top flips up to be used
as a handy waste can. Preorders are up at $114.99

BEOWULF STATUES & BUSTS: No images of these yet, but Diamond Select is
sure to do a great job with what should be a blockbuster this winter. We
have these items listed: Golden Dragon Wall Statue, Grendel, King
Beowulf, and Beowulf Monster Busts at $54.99

TRANSFORMERS DVDS: Armada Season 1, Part 2 is now up for preorder and
we'll also be restocking a variety of other previously listed Transformers

STAR TREK MINIMATES WAVE 2: Get the full set of 8 with variants for just
$23.99. Wave 1 is also up for preorder here:

IMPORTED GUNDAM: A big list of new Gundam preorders: Cosmic Region #7007
Legend Gundam, Mega Blocks MS-6F Zaku II, Fix Shin Musha, Fix Metal
Composite Psycho Gundam, GFF G3 Gundam Metal Composite, New HCM Pro,
Strike Noir MSIA, Wing Gundam Zero MSIA, Extended MSIA Gelgoog Cannon & J.
Riden, Zeonography High Mobility Set, Papua Supply Ship Completed,
Transformable Zaku, and Red Display Base.

TONS OF IMPORTED ANIME & SCI-FI: We've been picking the brains of
suppliers and came up with dozens more new products not normally available
in the USA - from a wide variety of manufacturers. There are too many to
link to so here is a list, just do a quick search in what interests you:
Devilman - 1/7 Devilman Lady
Captain Harlock - Arcadia Number 3 Renewal
Godzilla - Type 66 & 70 Maser Cannon
Megazone 23 - Four different Transformable Garlands
Dancouga - Black Wing Figure
Yamato - Starblazers - Three different completed ships
Gaiking - a new Gaiking action figure
Patlabor - New Pickel-Kun and Blind Box Trading Figures
Last Exile - Claus' Gunship
Pumpkin Scissors - 1/8 Alice Marvin
Grendizer - Huge soft vinyl Grendizer
Xenosaga - 1/8 Kos-Mos Version 4
Death Note - Four new preorders for very cool figures including RAH
Gurren Lagaan - Lagann Impact Model
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - Oompa Loompa 25 Piece Kubrick Set
Black Lagoon - 1/6 Revy and 1/8 Shenhua - very nice
King of Fighters - 1/6 Mai Shiranui - very attractive
Godzilla - Huge Art Works Monsters - $249.99
Ikki Tousen - 1/5 Kanu - two different sexy models
Even more from Votoms, Child's Play, Zero In, C3 Hobby, Pia Carrot & More

CIVIL WAR CANNON: Sideshow brings us another large prop - the Civil War
Cannon is priced at $179.99 and is in scale with your 1/6 figures.


STAR WARS 30TH & LEGENDS: A huge Hasbro shipment arrives Tuesday with the
majority of our 30th Anniversary Wave 3 order and also the full order of
2007 Saga Legends wave 1.


HARRY POTTER - NECA ITEMS: A big shipment from Neca just arrived that
includes a huge scope of new Harry Potter items. From 3.75" action
figures & 12" Dolls to collectible clocks, lamps, pillows, signs & More.
Take a look at all these inventive items here:

STAR WARS ATTAKUS STATUES: Oola & the excellent Sandtrooper Statue have
just arrived. These beauties are priced at $399.99 and $364.99
respectively. We have other Attakus items available here as well:

REVOLTECH - SABER: This higher end Revoltech figure comes in a larger box
and has a slighly larger price point of $24.99. The Alter version is also
up for preorder

ACCOUTREMENTS NOVELTY FIGURES: 70 Items from Accoutrements have just
arrived including a huge array of political, historical, and other
culturally relevant items (and also quite a few irrelevant ones too) My
favorite is the Avenging Narwhal and Avenging Unicorn sets who use their
sharp horns to pierce smaller friendly critters.

JAPANESE BEAST WARS HOWLINGER: A cool brown repaint of Wolffang, this and
all the other JBW 2007 reissues are in stock for $29.99

HOT TOYS NAVY SEAL UDT JUMPER: Two cool versions of this ultra detailed
figure are now in stock for $114.99 - check them out here:

DC DIRECT - MARTIAN MANHUNTER 13" FIGURE: Yet another great release from
the masters at DC Direct. In stock now at $10 under MSRP

DECEPTICON WALL PLAQUE: Back in stock after a long abscence, this cool
hangable wall statue is priced at just $44.99

STAR TREK "THE CAGE" ENTERPRISE: This one is limited to only around 3000
pieces and is sure to go quickly - in stock now for $33.99

MARVEL SELECT BROOD & SKRULL: A hihgly popular release originally
intended for the Marvel Legends line, Brood & Skrull are in stock for

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

Joel & The BBTS Crew

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