Tuesday, September 26th 2006 10:02am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Shinobi Rendar
Super Megatron from tfw2005.com
has posted new official images and bios of Transformers Classics Grimlock and Mirage.
GRIMLOCK keeps a collection of the parts he's torn off his DECEPTICON enemies. His super-thick ultramantium skin - in both robot and dinosaur mode - is coated in energy-absorbing materials, making him nearly impervious to damage. There are many who might say much the same thing about his mind. He is actually quite smart, but a programming flaw in his speech centers gives him only the most basic communications skills. He dislikes the weak, but is dedicated to the protection of those he views as lesser creatures. The only thing he hates more than weakness, in fact, is those who exploit the weak.
Amazing robot figure changes into detailed dino beast and back! Figure features a firing projectile and a tail that becomes a smashing whip!
Together with BUMBLEBEE, MIRAGE completes the AUTOBOT spy team. Where BUMBLEBEE focuses on information however, MIRAGE prefers sabotage. Smart and fast, he's always ready with a joke, even when the situation doesn't call for one. Though he is not totally dedicated to the cause, he cares deeply for his friends, and will do anything he can to protect them. His specialized electro-disruptor weapon can create complex illusions, and even allows him to turn invisible.
Amazing robot figure changes into detailed race car vehicle and back! The electro disruptor adds to the action!
to check out Super Megatron's
Monday, September 25th 2006 6:58pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Shinobi Rendar
TFormers.com, Flickr.com user someonewalksinla
has posted new images of Optimus Prime's vehicle mode in a parking lot in L.A.
to check out the images.
has posted pics of a military helicopter been filmed over the buildings in L.A. for the upcoming flim.
to check out the set pics.
Monday, September 25th 2006 6:57pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Hotrod
Kamen Rider Solidus
There has been an update about the Transformers Movie
posted on Michael Bay's website
. Bay has recently spoken to his forum administrator Nelson, giving him an update on the movie. Here is what Nelson reported:
"Spoke to Bay...
1.- Movie will finish filming in four days.
2.- Bay & small unit will go around the country to film stuff in DC, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Alaska, and other places.
3.- The animations are looking awesome. He's very confident with what they've done so far.
...there is no "Razor". Shia meant to say "Raptor". The F-22 has been filmed very little (or not at all) for the big screen"
Since the "Razor" was attributed to Megatron by Shia (who is apparently mistaken), and the Raptor has been revealed as Starscream, it's safe to say that the "rumor mill" should be swinging back towards no earth mode for Megatron as per the leaked script.
Monday, September 25th 2006 3:15pm CDT
Categories: Event News
, Press Releases
, Company News
Posted by: Seibertron
IDW PUBLISHING INFILTRATES BOTCON 2006
Publishers of The Transformers Comic Books To Offer Show Exclusive
San Diego, CA (September 25, 2006)—IDW Publishing Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall and Editor Dan Taylor are headed to Kentucky, where they will be guests at BotCon 2006, the official Transformers convention sponsored by the Hasbro’s Transformers Collectors Club and Hasbro. This major Transformers event takes place September 30th and October 1st at the Lexington Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Lexington, Kentucky and offers a vast array of events and opportunities for all Transformers enthusiasts—including exclusives, souvenirs, contests, dealers, panels, and more.
IDW Publishing will be featured on panels to discuss the Transformers’ return to comic books—past, present, and future. With the conclusion of the first chapter, The Transformers: Infiltration, an all-new chapter is beginning with The Transformers: Escalation in November. As an extra-special treat for attendees, Transformers writer Simon Furman and fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa will both be on hand to sign copies of their comics, discuss future plans and, in Don’s case, sketch for fans, too. Also to be covered are the roles that Transformers: Stormbringer and the Transformers Spotlight series play in the scheme of all things, and the future of IDW’s Transformers comics, as well as IDW’s involvement with the summer movie event of 2007—Transformers: Prime Directive.
IDW will also be offering for sale a very limited BotCon 2006 Exclusive Edition of Transformers Spotlight: Nightbeat, by Furman and MD Bright, which will not be made available anywhere else.
For a complete list of the weekend’s events, go to http://botcon.com/.
ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s ANGEL, Konami’s METAL GEAR SOLID, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. IDW has films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, as well.
Monday, September 25th 2006 3:12pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron
Joel @ BigBadToyStore.com
Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
about a variety of new preorders, more new arrivals and the continuation of our sale!
20% OFF SALE EXTENDED: We've extended our 20% Off Sale until Friday 9/22 at 12:00 Noon Central Time. Take advantage of nice savings on thousands of items before noon tomorrow - vintage items as well as all our retail items are included in this sale, only 'new' and 'preorder' items are excluded. Choose your favorite menu and start saving.
STARGATE SG-1 - SERIES 3: Diamond Select brings us another cool round of extremely popular Stargate figures. Wave 3 sets of 4 include one each of the beautiful Vala, Colonel Mitchell, Ori Prior, and a new version of Black Ops Jack. Also available is an exclusive "Avalon" version of Vala
where she is in a more revealing outfit. Sets and single figures are
available for the Series 3 items. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=657&category=1881
STAR WARS 3" TITANIUM: Hasbro has just announced another new round of Titanium figures today, up for preorder mainly at $4.99 each include:
Darth Maul's Sith Speeder, Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter, AT-ST, Rebel Blockade Runner, and Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter with Hyper-Ring. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=673&company=0&category=1914
--BATTLESTAR MINIMATES: A very cool new set assortment of Minimate Cylons is now up for preorder. These cases each contain 12 figures and the case
production is supposedly very limited. Choose from either Modern or
Classic Cylons - $53.99 per case of 12 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=227&category=3024
--BATTLESTAR STATUES: A limited edition set that contains a chromed version of the Battlestar ship and chromed Cylon bust is now up for preorder at $259.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10322&mode=retail
--BATTLESTAR TITANIUM: A new listing the 'Scar' Cylon Raider is available for $7.99 and the preorder for the 78 Viper has reopened. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=227&company=0&category=2047
SPIDER-MAN ORIGINS: We've just posted images of the villains and heroes waves and they look great - check out Rhino, Lizard, Demogoblin, various versions of Spider-Man and more here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1103&category=3002
DC DIRECT - NEW FIGURES, STATUES & BUSTS:
--DC'S "52" SERIES 1 SET OF 5: A year without key superheroes, but there are still plenty of heroes to go around, wave one includes: Animal Man, Isis, Supernova, Booster Gold, and Batwoman - $59.99 per set http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10267&mode=retail
--DC'S WONDER WOMAN VS SUPERMAN STATUE: An awesome 16" statue priced $30 under the MSRP, this statue features Wonder Woman battling Superman with her whip, and looking great doing it. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10271&mode=retail
--DC'S MARTIAN MANHUNTER 13" FIGURE: The next entry into DC's Deluxe Collector lineup - Martian Manhunter is priced $10 under MSRP at $59.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10269&mode=retail
--DC'S INFINITE CRISIS WAVE 2: This set of 6 figures includes one each
of: Batman, Donna Troy, Donna Troy (Wonder Girl), Firestorm, Superman and Wonder Woman. $71.99 for the set of 6 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10268&mode=retail
--DC'S BATGIRL BUST: Another very nice bust from the 'Women of DC Universe' series - priced at $39.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10272&mode=retail
--DC'S JLA COVER TO COVER - GREEN LANTERN STATUE: Its about time Green Lantern gets a bit more attention in the world of statues, this cool piece mirrors a famous cover and is priced at $54.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10273&mode=retail
--BATMAN & SCARECROW - FEAR BOXED SET: This set comes with two figures as well as a comic book - priced at $23.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10270&mode=retail
STAR WARS ATTAKUS STATUES - SANDTROOPER AND OOLA: Attakus brings us another round of high-end Star Wars statues standing around 15" tall. The Sandtrooper Statue comes with a large rifle and the standard orange shoulder-piece. Oola, Jabba's Dancer features a revealing black outfit and large fleshy dreadlocks. These statues are priced below MSRP at $364.99 and $399.99 respectively. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=523&company=139
NECA MUSIC FIGURES - COBAIN & LENNON: Kurt Cobain has been supersized to 18" and will feature a sound card. The 18" John Lennon figure has been miniaturized to the standard 7" size and is now available for $12.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=735&company=26
= Cobain http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=641&company=26
KOTOBUKIYA: A variety of Koto preorders have just been listed including:
--SHADOW OF COLOSSUS: ~9" Resin First Colossus Statue - $99.99 --ARMORED CORE: C05 Selena kit and 3 add-on weapons sets --FATE STAY NIGHT: The beautiful Rin Tosaka and Saber figures --TRUE BLOOD: Akira and Shiki 1/10 Statues + 1 Coin Mini Figures
--VOTOMS: One Coin Mini Figures - view them all here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/company.aspx?company=92&browse=1
NBA LEGENDS 2: All the non-variant figures are in stock for only $10.99, choose from: Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Drexler, Thomas, West, and Frazier. The Robertson Cincinatti variant is also availablef or $22.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=500&company=0&category=2232
STAR WARS ATTAKUS STATUES: These 4 statues just arrived today: Gamorrean Guard, Luke Jedi, Kit Fisto, and TIE Fighter Pilot. Attakus always limits their products to around 1500 pieces so there are not too many to go around. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=523&company=139
CORPSE BRIDE: McFarlane's second wave is now in stock - sets of 6 are $69.99. The new mini-figure boxed sets are also available. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=595
WWE WRESTLING: Classic Superstars Wave 11, Ring Giants 6, New Adrenaline, and new Pay Per View figures have just arrived http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=24
JACK SPARROW STATUE: This 15" statue is limited to only 1000 pieces with around 150 artist's proofs also produced. In stock now for $149.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC10154&mode=retail
SIDESHOW'S JAWS MAQUETTE: This huge Maquette is now in stock under the MSRP at $269.99 - it features a full body sculpt of Jaws as well as a beefy stand to hold him up. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10336&mode=retail
STIKFAS RESTOCK: Nearly every currently produced Stikfa is now back in stock including the recently released Egyptian, Assault Team and Outdoorsman - also back are: Phantom, Pirate, Knight, Fairy, Dinos & More http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3
MAID CAFE: A box of 12 minature Japanese Maids in various outfits for your enjoyment - $84.99 per box of 12 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BNP10015&mode=retail
DOCTOR WHO - TALKING CYBERMAN: Both the black versio and metallic version of the Talking Cyberman are now in stock for $39.99 each. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=380&company=263
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com
- be sure to check out some of the new preorders and don't forget to save 20% before 12:00 Noon on Friday.
Joel & The BBTS Crew