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Tons of Movie News from various websites

Transformers News: Tons of Movie News from various websites
Date: Sunday, August 27th 2006 11:22pm CDT
Category: Movie News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Various sources (see article)

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This past weekend, many of the major movie websites were out in L.A. on the set of the Transformers movie. I'm writing this news article blind because I still don't have access to the site since it hasn't resolved yet with SBC/AT&T on the new server. I have access to my design site still and access to the live database. Please bear with me if it's not formatted correctly.

LatinoReview stated that the scene of the movie that they saw filmed this weekend was "... part of the conclusion of the film when all threads of the story converge onto the city streets of downtown Los Angeles. Shia, Megan, Josh and Tyrese share this scene and without giving anything away will have the audience at the edge of their seat."

IGN.com stated that "The scene being filmed was one near the end of the movie as the battle between Autobots and Decepticons rages in the streets of Los Angeles. The specific shots we saw were of mayhem and terror - extras running through smoke, the military folk reacting to the carnage, and the Autobots - in vehicle form - ostensibly getting in position for combat.

Michael Bay informed LatinoReview.com about how a few of our favorite Transformers measure up:
Jazz : 13 feet tall
Bumblebee: 17 feet tall
Ratchet: 24 feet tall
Iron Hide: 26 feet tall
Optimus Prime: 28 feet tall
Megatron: 34 feet tall

Jazz is indeed the Pontiac Solstice, which is no surprise since Chevrolet (Camaro - Bumblebee), GMC (GMC 4x4 Truck - Ironhide) and Hummer (H2/H3? - Ratchet) are already represented in the predominantly General Motors lineup per their agreement with Dreamworks.

According to MovieBlog.com, the producers stated that Hasbro had the final say on all character designs. That should hopefully be some good news for fans who were disappointed with the leaked images of the various Transformers. None of the producers seemed to be concerned about the negative fan reaction. One Producer summed up his feelings like this: "It's like a child who throws a tantrum because he thinks he's getting something he won't like on Christmas ... but I'm the parent who knows that when they open that box they're going to be blown away". Or like the Christmas where my Dad got me knock off He-Man toys instead of the real thing because he thought they looked the same.

We've been a little hard on Don Murphy. Sometimes he deserves it ... but he is one of the original people who shopped the idea of a Transformers movie back around 2002. Love him or hate him, we wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for Mr. Murphy.

Josh Duhamel: "Make no mistake, this is the Robot's movie... not ours".
Michael Bay stated Transformers will be "pretty edgy for a family film" and will be PG-13.

Producers talked about "story structure, Transformers designs, key elements from the series that must be preserved, and whether there are already sequel plans."

Don Murphy stated that they are definitely looking into getting Frank Welker to voice Megatron.

Furbys will be sacrificed in this movie.

Full trailer to hit theatres this upcoming holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Film is seeking permission to be 1st movie to film the exterior of the Pentagon since 9/11. The movie will also shoot in various cities, including L.A., Chicago, Detroit and Washington." (though this is the first we've heard of these other cities)

SciFi.com: "The film will feature a top-secret military unit called Sector 7."
SciFi.com: Spike's Grandfather plays a key part in the beginning of the story.

Here are the links to the various articles about this weekend on the set of Transformers

John's Transformers Set Visit Notes (8/26/2006)
http://www.themovieblog.com/archives/2006/08/johns_transformers_set_visit_notes.html

Transformers Set Report (8/26/2006)
http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/728/728564p1.html

Transformers Set Visit Preview! (8/26/2006)
http://www.latinoreview.com/news.php?id=907

Transformers Spoilers Revealed
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=37687

Did Your Favorite Make The Cut? 'Transformers' Writers Reveal Robot Roster (8/18/2006)
http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1538947/story.jhtml

SEIBERTRON.com is switching servers ... parts of the site will be inoperative

Transformers News: SEIBERTRON.com is switching servers ... parts of the site will be inoperative
Date: Saturday, August 26th 2006 10:54pm CDT
Category: Site News
Posted by: Seibertron

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A lot of stuff is going to stop working here very shortly because the site is going to be switching servers. Once it does that, I'll be on the defense fixing whatever's not working. HMW WILL NOT initially work on the new server ... the forums will and the news section will. I will work on getting things up and running as fast as possible once the site resolves on the new server.

UPDATE (8/28/2006): I am still in the process of moving files. I am aware that HMW and many other sections on the site are not working. I am working as fast as possible to copy files over from the old site to the new site. I apologize for the inconvenience.

New Universe Generation 1 Spychangers Found at Family Dollar

Transformers News: New Universe Generation 1 Spychangers Found at Family Dollar
Date: Saturday, August 26th 2006 6:58pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): Scaleface of SEIBERTRON.com

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The title may give you an idea of what's going on. Our own Scaleface has found new entries in the G1 Spychanger line-up exclusive to Family Dollar and Dollar General: Hoist, Mirage and Autobot Camshaft. However, instead of actual repaints they're older repackaged toys, to be exact the KB Exclusive repaints of the original Spychangers Mirage, Ironhide and W.A.R.S.!

Check out these in-package images:

Mirage
Hoist
Autobot Camshaft

New Transformers Movie Products on Toys 'R' Us Computers

Transformers News: New Transformers Movie Products on Toys 'R' Us Computers
Date: Saturday, August 26th 2006 6:57pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Store News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Crosscheck

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Crosscheck has sent us the following new SKN numbers for Transformers products found on the Toys 'R' Us computer system. Many of these new codes give a hint as to forthcoming Transformers Movie products:

74647 TF Movie Roleplay 12.99

774666 TF Movie Mask Roleplay 34.99

774674 TF Movie Bump N Go 7.99

775026 TF Movie Titanium 9.99

775034 TF Movie Buzz Bumblebee 19.99

775042 TF Movie Unleashed Fig 19.99

775050 TF Movie DLX Titanium 9.99

775058 TF Movie Starter Fig 4.99

774550 Transformers DLX Figure 1 9.99

774631 Transformers DLX Figure 2 9.99

774526 Transformers Scout 6.99

774534 Transformers Leader 39.99

774542 Transformers Voyager 19.99

Hot Rod Interviews Chris Ryall from IDW Publishing

Transformers News: Hot Rod Interviews Chris Ryall from IDW Publishing
Date: Saturday, August 26th 2006 12:11pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): SEIBERTRON.com's Hot Rod

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Our own newshound Hot Rod has interviewed Chris Ryall, publisher and editor-in-chief from Idea and Design Works (IDW) Publishing.

Hot Rod and Chris Ryall talk about IDW's future plans, the SPIKE TV's Scream Awards and the Transformers Movie.

Click here to read the interview.

Enjoy!

I've got just one question ... Hasbro where are you?

Transformers News: I've got just one question ... Hasbro where are you?
Date: Saturday, August 26th 2006 9:49am CDT
Categories: Site News, Editorials
Posted by: Seibertron

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After months of only hearing from the movie people (with the exception of Hasbro's COO Brian Goldner), I've got just one question ...

HASBRO WHERE ARE YOU???

Hasbro ... Where Are You?

By "Hasbro", I'm referring to the people that come to the conventions every year such as Aaron Archer and Michelle Field (does she still work with the Transformers brand?). Where are the people that understand what the Transformers fans want the most? Where are the people who we've been hearing from since the early days of Botcon?

Hasbro, where are you?

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You'll never believe who Mystery, Inc. discovers is under the monster's costume when they take off his mask. We were just as surprised as you!




Masterpeice MP-03 Starscream's Face Changing Gimmick Revealed

Transformers News: Masterpeice MP-03 Starscream's Face Changing Gimmick Revealed
Date: Saturday, August 26th 2006 2:17am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Fan2Fan

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Fan2Fan have posted several new scan fron the New issues of Dengeki Hobby and Hobby Japan Magazines.

Many of the new images are nothing new but one images does show that Masterpiece MP-03 Starscream's Face Changing Gimmick is all self-contained within Starscreams head.

Other images include Kiss Players Hot Rodimus and XiaoXiao, Kiss Players ATARI, Masterpiece MP-04 Convoy (Complete edition) and the Transformers S.T.A.R.S Club membership ID card. See all the scans at Fan2Fan

New Trademark Information

Transformers News: New Trademark Information
Date: Friday, August 25th 2006 1:08pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Transformers @ The Moon

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Some new information on Hasbro trademarks has surfaced. Transformers @ The Moon has reported the following:

"The following trademark applications by Hasbro have had their status updated by the USTPO.

THRUST (75911531) - This mark has now been registered. The registration number is 2470598. Its taken over 6 years since the initial application was submitted though.

SOUNDWAVE (75911534) - This mark has also been registered after a 6 month application period.

MEISTER (76596261) - This application has been granted an extension so that Hasbro can file a 'statement of first use'. This is simply to prove that they have used the mark and are not just requesing applications to stop other companies from using it.

HARDTOP (76612291) - The application for the mark HARDTOP has been updated with a note saying that that the paper has been received. This is in reply to the USPTO issuing a a Notice of Allowance.
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Information About the Movie Design for Jazz?

Transformers News: Information About the Movie Design for Jazz?
Date: Friday, August 25th 2006 1:01pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Decepticon4Life of TFW2005

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News and rumors about the upcoming Transformers Movie have been circulating around the internet. That latest rumor was reported by Decepticon4Life of TFW2005. This rumor is about the design of the character Jazz. Here is what was reported:

"Grey Body.
Visor over eyes.
Claw like fingers.
Body is similar in design to Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in that it has exposed gears, similar feet.
Pontiac Solstice?
Front end of the car becomes his chest."

More from Brian Goldner on the Transformers Movie

Transformers News: More from Brian Goldner on the Transformers Movie
Date: Friday, August 25th 2006 12:39pm CDT
Category: Movie News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Brian Goldner

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Earlier today we reported here some statements made by Brian Goldner. Goldner has posted yet another statement on Don Murphy Boards. Here is what he posted:

"How do I say this--You guys say you want to see robots NOW, and then, when you see early work-in-progress, you flip out!!!

Let me try to frame where we are headed with TRANSFORMERS, and draw some analogies...you loved G1 the first time you saw it ( and every time since), and so did we...It told a NEW story of sentient beings that have human-like characters, and yet, there is so much more to them than what's on the surface...they transform from recognizable objects to unimaginable robots. They have their own history, and rivalries that we witness, and get swept up in... We all owe it to the next generations of folks to use the technology, storytelling, and access (to real contemporary vehicles/military) that TRANSFORMERS provides to drive this forward...your input in very important as it helps to shape the delivery of TRANFORMERS as a LIVE-ACTION movie. We will show you robots, when they are right....they will be PHOTO-REALISTIC. In fact, this movie could have never been produced much before today....this is worth the effort.

We need to tell an origin story because not everyone is as versed as you in the history....we need to explain elements of the TRANSFORMERS that can be glossed over in animation...there are logic gaps that do need to make sense when a broad global audience buys a ticket and wants to enjoy the show as much as you will...we continue to make progress.

Starcream is a complex character. He is loyal, and yet ready to mutiny all at the same time. He is two-faced and duplicitious...his character will be played out in his design...as he evolves he is looking very cool....

Megatron too is a very important link from past (G1) to present...there are major story elements that will come to light as you watch the film that make his evolving design ring true...of course, he has always had big guns...just wait to see what we have done here....again, LIVE-ACTION....

The comments and jokes about leaving the boards are unjustified...there has never been a group of producers, writiers, and studio executives more engaged in this project, and for that reason not always attached to these boards.

thanks...bg"

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