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Is Iridescent DOTM Linkin Park song?

Transformers News: Is Iridescent DOTM Linkin Park song?
Date: Wednesday, April 13th 2011 6:56am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Linkin Park.com

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The Linkin Park website has been slightly updated. It features a moon on which you can click to hear a small modified snippet of Linkin Park's Iridescent which is on their album "A Thousand suns'. An image on the website also features the Autobot symbol in "A Thousand Suns art style". Is this the new Linkin Park Dark Of The Moon Song?

Joe Hahn of Linkin Park has dropped a little hint on his Twitter account about a new video and asking "Do robots and leather look good together?"

It has been previously reported that "Burning In The Skies" would be the featured song in the third movie. If this is true, then it is an unexpected turn of events.

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Takara Tomy Attempting to Ban Third Party Items in Japan?

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Attempting to Ban Third Party Items in Japan?
Date: Monday, April 11th 2011 9:05am CDT
Categories: 3rd Party News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TFW2005, Fistful of Energon

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Could the end of the third party custom era be looming on the horizon? According to this story on TFW2005 Japanese retailer Red Mecury has reported receiving a warning from Takara Tomy to stop selling third party custom items on the grounds of copyright and trademark infringement. They have already canceled preorders for the following third party items:

  • iGear Kup Head Set
  • iGear Bee 01
  • Perfect Effect SFX Scouting Force X - Camera Set
  • TFC Toys Primary School: Primars
  • Head Robots Blood
  • Crazy Devy CDMW-16
  • Crazy Devy CDMW-17

As you can see the items on the list run the gamut from small add-ons, like iGear's Kup01, to full blown original design characters, like TFC's Primars.

Ironic that this news comes across on the very day that we launch our first look galleries at FansProject's Warcry and Flameblast. For the moment it appears this ban is only affecting the Japanese market, and those of you who have these items preordered at retailers based in the US or countries outside of Japan are safe. Stayed tuned, we'll keep you posted as this story develops.

What changed? Did the market just get too big to be ignored? Did high profile items like iGear's conehead Seekers draw a little too much attention? Be sure to share you're thoughts of this sure to be controversial decision here!

Michael Bay on the Identity of the Silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Transformers News: Michael Bay on the Identity of the Silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Date: Sunday, April 10th 2011 11:13pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Shoot for the Edit

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Director Michael Bay recently dropped by his own Shoot for the Edit forums and chimed in on a discussion about the possible identity of the silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Some fans have speculated this may be Soundwave's earth mode based on clues from the game trailers and comics. This is what he had to say:

Originally Posted by michaelbay
Mercedes would never let us make their car into a bad Decepticon. Car company's really frown on that - I can't say what the game company and comics do that's their own thing. They don't have the same constraints movies do. It's Carly's car.


As you can see Bay indicates the Mercedes isn't a Transformer at all, but just a regular car driven by Carly. Shoot for the Edit site admin nelson then had this to say on the matter:

Originally Posted by nelson
That's what I've been saying since day one.


Truth from the source of misinformation campaign? Discuss here!

Leaked Images from EA's Mobile Transformers DOTM Game

Transformers News: Leaked Images from EA's Mobile Transformers DOTM Game
Date: Saturday, April 9th 2011 11:50am CDT
Categories: Game News, Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): ProjectNext

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Leaked screen shots have surfaced on the mobile gaming site ProjectNext of what is said to be EA's Transformers DOTM mobile game. The original poster states these images are from the fist two levels, and also mentions "War in Chernobyl". Take a look at the mirrored images below.

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Looks like Optimus Prime is up to his old tricks! "Any last words Crankcase?"
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Where In The World Is Reveal The Shield Windcharger?

Transformers News: Where In The World Is Reveal The Shield Windcharger?
Date: Friday, April 8th 2011 9:48pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian

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Where in the world is Reveal The Shield Windcharger? If you live in Canada or the United Kingdom, then you already know the answer to this question. If you live in the United States or anywhere else with a shortage of the aforementioned bot, then you know the frustration this question has brought to many collectors. The latest RTS Scout assortment has been spotted all over Canada and the U.K.

Why haven't we seen hide nor hair of these figures in the U.S.? The answer to this question is purely speculation at this point. There are rumors that Hasbro has decided to cancel the scout assortment in the U.S. There could be many possible reasons why Hasbro would choose to do this if it is true. One reason might be that over seas currencies are doing better than the U.S. Dollar. Other companies have done this before. Here are a couple of interesting articles about this practice.

http://www.wiiblog.net/struggling-us-dollar-effects-wii-fit-release-805/

The other aspect of the shortage sounds more believable than the first. The US economy has been struggling for the past few months. We’ve seen food and gas prices rise as the dollar has lost its’ power. The euro has actually become more valuable than the dollar, and for this reason accounts for some of the shortage. It’s been estimated that Europe received over 2 million Wii Fit units, while America only received 500,000.


Here is a quote from Michael Pachter, a professional analyst, “The shortage demonstrates one consequence of the weak dollar. We’re seeing companies ignore their largest market simply because they can make a greater profit elsewhere”
When it comes down to any business, it’s all about maximizing your profit. I don’t blame Nintendo for increasing units to Europe, nor do I hold any ill-will towards the decision. For people who are left wanting a Wii Fit, should just blame the shortage to bad economical timing. The dollar will eventually strengthen, barring any un-forseen disaster. Hopefully the next shipment of Wii Fits will see a stronger dollar, therefore a better ratio for Wii Fit units shipped.


http://www.vgzero.com/thread-15007-post-291648.html

According to Victor Godinez of dallasnews.com, the real culprit behind the shortage of Wii consoles in the Americas is the weak US Dollar. With realistic fears of an economic recession looming in the USA, Nintendo are currently making much higher profits from selling Wii in Europe. In the last year, the value of €1 (Euro Currency) has rocketed from $1.35 all the way to $1.51.

In an interview with GameStop analyst Michael Pachter, Godinez asked how an economic slowdown might affect the availability of the Wii. Pachter claims that Nintendo are behaving "perfectly rationally" in their marketing strategy, that is, sending extra numbers of Wii consoles to Europe in order to "satisfy the more profitable consumers there". But as the demand for Nintendo products in Europe is now reaching a plateau stage, surplus systems should find themselves steadily filtering into the American market.

An explanation on the source website explains all these economics rather well:

With a weak dollar, foreign companies that sell their goods in the U.S. for dollars and then convert those dollars to their native currencies get a smaller profit than if they sell their products in countries with strong currencies of their own (such as Europe with the Euro). In other words, Nintendo makes a bigger profit on Wiis sold in Europe than on Wiis sold in the U.S.
It is a reasonable assumption that Nintendo may be waiting furthermore for the US Dollar to stabilize itself once again; which may just happen as European demand for Wii starts its levelling-out phase. Opinions as always in the forum.


Also in the same predicament are the RTS G1 legends assortment. Whether or not these will hit the shelves in the U.S. is up for debate. This is the exact same mix of ingredients that happened to the Transformers Universe G1 legends assortment the came out before the first Transformers movie in 2006. Many collectors reported never seeing them at retail. Will this happen again?

This is purely speculation based on the availble facts.

Another Transformers DOTM Linkin Park Hint

Transformers News: Another Transformers DOTM Linkin Park Hint
Date: Thursday, April 7th 2011 11:50am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Paramount UK

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Most probably consider it to be a foregone conclusion that Linkin Park will be featured on the Transformers DOTM soundtrack, but it's still yet to be officially confirmed. It's been rumored that "Burning in the Skies" off their album "A Thousand Suns" has been selected for the film, and band members Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda have both dropped hints about their involvement in interviews. Paramount UK recently updated their Official Transformers DOTM facebook page with the following post:

Linkin Park fan, anyone?


Love 'em or hate 'em it's looking like they will be back for DOTM.

New Transformers DOTM Product Listings

Transformers News: New Transformers DOTM Product Listings
Date: Monday, April 4th 2011 2:27pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TFW2005 members Red Leader and catz

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TFW2005 has posted some interesting new Transformers DOTM product listings. Red Leader of Kapow Toys has reported conformation of a Voyager Class Sentinel Prime and two new combo sets. The combos are said to retail for $100.00 MSRP. All three are scheduled for release in August.

  • Description: #430254 T/F G1CONVOY & Movie OPTIMUS w/TRAILER
  • Description: #430261 T/F G1MEGATRON & Movie MEGATRON


They have also posted the following list of figures that are reported as Takara's DOTM wave three assortment. As you can see the previously mentioned Voyager Class Sentinel Prime makes an appearance on this list as well. Also of note Deluxe Skywarp and the HA Scouts are paired with movie characters.

T/F DA20 FIRETRUCK (SENTINEL) (Voyager)
T/F DA21 THREE WHEELED MOTORCYCLE w/SAM (Scout-Class Human Alliance)
T/F DA22 GUN DRONE w/LENNOX (Scout-Class Human Alliance)
T/F DA23 DUNE BUGGY w/EPPS (Scout-Class Human Alliance)

T/F DD09 JET (Deluxe)
T/F DD10 SKYWARP (Deluxe)
T/F DD11 SNOW MOBILE w/VILLAN (Scout-Class Human Alliance)

T/F CV12 OPTIMUS PRIME w/Mech Suit (Cyberverse w/ playset)
T/F CV13 MEGATRON (Cyberverse w/ playset)
T/F CV14 POWERGLIDE w/Missiles (Scout/Commander)
T/F CV15 BLACKOUT w/Blades (Scout/Commander)
T/F CV16 RATCHET (Cyberverse)
T/F CV17 SPONSORED CAR #3 (Cyberverse)

New Images of Race Car Inspired Sidearm Sideswipe Repaint

Transformers News: New Images of Race Car  Inspired Sidearm Sideswipe Repaint
Date: Sunday, March 27th 2011 6:24pm CDT
Categories: Auctions, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): eBay seller masuya, Jackson

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A new auction has appeared on eBay for the previously seen race car inspired repaint of Sidearm Sideswipe. At this point very little is known about this repaint. The auction list him as a "Memorial Exclusive in Japan", and iGear states the figure is limited to 1000 pieces. Check him out below.

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Transformers DOTM Trailer in Mid / Late April?

Transformers News: Transformers DOTM Trailer in Mid / Late April?
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd 2011 12:17am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BBFC, Nelson of Shoot for the Edit, Albershide

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Take this with a healthy dose of salt, but here's the latest information on the next Transformers DOTM trailer. First off the British Board of Film Classification has listed the rating and time of the next trailer. They got some of their information wrong, as they list the director as Ivan Reitman, and have the film starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher! That part can obviously be disregarded, but the rating and time should be accurate. They rate the trailer as PG and have it clocking in at 2 minutes 18 seconds.

On to the second part. nelson, the site admin for director Michael Bay's Shoot for the Edit forums, chimed in on a topic about the BBFC information listed above. According to him the next trailer will not debut until mid to late April, which would debunk the previous list of potential trailer and TV spot dates that popped up last month. It tied the next trailer with Sucker Punch, which opens this Friday March 25th.

Originally Posted by nelson
Trailer will come around mid/late April.


Combine it all and it looks like we will be getting a PG rated 2 minute 18 second trailer in mid to late April. If you believe Bay's right hand man nelson and a site that listed Transformers DOTM director as Ivan Reitman that is.

More Possible Kre-O Building Sets

Transformers News: More Possible Kre-O Building Sets
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 10:16am CDT
Categories: Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): ACToys

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Images have surfaced on the Chinese toy forum ACToys of what could be future Kre-O building sets. The sets appear to be based on G1 Ratchet and some variation of Sentinel Prime. Also seen are four new Kreon mini-figures: G1 Ratchet, G1 Soundwave, Sentinel Prime(?), and a Seeker. The images are mirrored below.

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