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PerfectEffect: TAW City Commander Missile Launchers

Transformers News: PerfectEffect: TAW City Commander Missile Launchers
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 8:16pm CDT
Categories: Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): DevastaTTor

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Another third party accessory maker, TAW has released an image of what is apparently another missile launcher set for the FP City Commander armor. They're considerably different than the G1-styled ones of iGear. They're something of a hybrid version of the FP set for the Powered Commander release. TAW has just finished making the God Sword, based off of Fort Max's Sword.

PerfectEffect City Commander Missile Launchers

It will be interesting to see how these evolve as we see clearer, color pictures.

To view the original article in on the HK-TF site, click below:

http://www.hk-tf.com/discuz/upload/view ... a=page%3D1

ROTF Score, now with added Zimmer

Transformers News: ROTF Score, now with added Zimmer
Date: Monday, April 27th 2009 5:52pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Rumors
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): MikeShinoda.com

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In what seems to be a case of "the more the merrier", it appears that Steve Jablonsky is certainly not alone in creating the movie score for the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen film.

As we reported earlier, it was known that band Linkin Park were contributing at least one song to Jablonsky's movie score.

Thanks to a blog update on MikeShinoda.com it would appear that movie score composer extroadinaire Hans Zimmer is also working on the score.

If the name Zimmer sounds familiar, it's probably because he has worked on the score for some of the more financially successful films released in the past few years including, and not restricted to: Batman Begins and Batman: The Dark Knight, Kung Fu Panda, the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, as well as Gladiator.
This will not be the first time that Zimmer has created the score for a Michael Bay film, previously working on both The Rock and Pearl harbour's movie scores.

For movie movie news as it comes to hand stay tuned to Seibertron.com.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProject - Pictures Included

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProject - Pictures Included
Date: Saturday, April 25th 2009 10:21pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Interviews, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): FansProject

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TFCon 09 - Today I was fortunate enough to have a personal interview with a representative from the good folks at Fans Project. We talked a little about how they got their start, how they do what they do, and what they have planned for the future.

Down_Shift - First off, let me thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us today. It will mean a lot to not only fans of Seibertron.com but all fans of your work. So far everything you've done as a company has been very well received. It must feel very good to know that what your doing is going over so well.

FansProject - It does feel very good.

D_S - My first question is how does it feel to be at a Hasbro endorsed event knowing that your product is being sold as the convention exclusive?

FP - We don't put much thought about it, we buy Hasbro toys just like everyone else. We love everything Transformers and are pleased to be a part of it.

D_S - How did you start FansProject? What made it come together?

FP - You know as a kid we all wanted to make our toys better? We did and still do. A small group of customizers found one another on the Internet and started talking. Soon we decided to try the CJ Upgrade kit to see how it would go.

D_S - Where is FansProject situated?

FP - Our manufacturing facilities are located in mainland China. Our team members are all over the world and communicate our ideas through the Internet to one another. We occasionally meet in person though. That's a lot of fun.

D_S - I bet it is. You're literally living the dream. Now we know this plays into a big part of your lives but is this a full-time job for all of you or is this more a labor of love? Maybe it's both?

FP - We do Fansproject work as a hobby, not as a business. We all have full time jobs, and work on FansProject projects in our spare time.

D_S - How many people are on the FansProject staff?

FP - There's about 6 or 7 members on the actual design team.

D_S - How does it feel to have pioneered the field of 3rd-party customs?

FP - To be honest, it doesn't really matter to us that we were the first in the field. It would not have mattered if we were #10. We do this because we enjoy it, not because it's groundbreaking.

D_S - What's the decision process behind what you decide to make? I know I'd be all over the place. Too many wants and not enough time. heh.

FP - We do what we enjoy making. Of course we do enjoy pleasing the fans in the process and accept all suggestions. We evaluate all options based on the economics and logistics of production before we fully commit. We release images of our progress only when we are sure as we are sure that's the way we want to go.

D_S - So how much of the money made from the sale of a figure goes directly into producing future projects?

FP - Most of the money we make goes back into upcoming projects. This is our hobby after all so most of our money goes into future product designing and manufacturing costs. When we first did the CJ kit we lost money making it. But it got us out there. However we do buy lots of new figures for "product research". It's a business expense. Ha ha ha.

D_S - I would love to be able to write off my hobby. It's the perfect crime. If you could, please describe some of the future projects that we have been treated to today.

FP - G3 Trailer: The "stealth mode" is a recent idea and almost a money losing feature that we are adding to the trailer. It uses a reflective mirror-like substance that's not glass that is used to hide the trailer and also fits neatly inside. This way we have an answer to "where did the trailer go?" Has taken 2 years just to get to the stage we are at now.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Protector: This stands a little shorter than City Commander, to be in scale with the rest of the line. If all goes well, it could see release by the end of year, however we will not announce certain release dates until mass production begins.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Defender: This will be our first stand alone figure. It is around the same height as a Deluxe figure and is a "three changer".

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Collector: Second Stand alone figure. Collects "junk". Take a guess. More on this figure later.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Warbot/???: Will be a "three changer" as well. Not two seperate vehicle modes. Big.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje



- GlacialBot: An Ice Aged themed combiner team that is very classic in design. We wanted to keep the retro flavor and taste that we grew up loving. Made of 5 figures so far. Mammoth, Deer, Sabertooth Tiger, Bear, & Rhino. These modes may change. Designing a Gestalt from the ground up is challenging work, but we think we have pulled it off with success.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje



- Superion Maximus Limbs Set: Each limb is meant to fit in with the plane mode. For example a hand converts to a bomb door when the robot is in plane mode. Accessories attach to plane modes for additional firepower.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Pharohbot: Lots of design sketches. May want to take it in another direction. We may release sketches one day to see if there is enough fan reaction to make it feasible.

D_S - I noticed that in the Powered Commander comic there are no words spoken. Just a dramatic sequence of events. Is there a specific reason for that?

FP - No time to come up with one actually, but and it and the art style turned out very well actually. Much like a Manga. We think it turned out very well.

D_S - Have there been any legal issues between FansProjects and Hasbro/Takara?

FP - No, we are making money off of it, but we're not in it for profit, and all profits go back into manufacturing. It`s a hobby and I think that's for the best. We haven't had any conversations with them at all, positive or negative, and that`s just fine with us.

D_S - What are your thoughts on iGear's City Commander upgrade package; an add-on to your add-on?

FP - We don't mind at all, there isn`t any right or wrong in this hobby. Of course we prefer that if there is a kit for our products, we'd like it to be of good quality.

D_S - So the 4th party KOs of your CJ kits don't bother you?

FP - Again, we don't look at the whole thing like a business, it hasn't hurt our feelings. Even Hasbro has knock offs you know.

D_S - With the appearance of some competition, how has that affected your strategies?

FP - It hasn`t; we do this for our enjoyment and the enjoyment of collectors. It doesn`t matter who else is out there.

D_S - How often do you expect to release new characters and products?

FP - We would prefer something new is released every 3-4 months, but we won't be willing to release something if we don't believe it meets our specifications. We are fans too, we wouldn't want something that doesn't meet our expectations.

D_S - After seeing the previews today I'm really excited about your upcoming projects. Would you be able to give us a release order?

FP - We will be releasing what is ready, whenever it is ready. Right now there isn't really a specific order. Although progress on the Superion limbs is coming along nicely. We have a very tentative release of sometime in June.

D_S - How long does it take for a character to go from concept to shipping the final product?

FP - It has taken a long time, longer than fans think. We've been working on the G3 Trailer for 2 years now and had the first prototype of City Commander just as the CJ Upgrade package was released.

D_S - Do you have any plans to do kits outside of the Transformers line?

FP - Not at this time. We have too many ideas right now that are related to the Transformers lines.

D_S - Thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us and share your experiences with us. Is there anything you'd like to say to the fans?

FP - We would like to thank everyone very much for the support. We hear lots of requests for what we should make, but at the same time we're doing what we love which means we have our say too. We never want to go against the fan's wishes but at the same time it all boils down to what we want to do. Thank you very much for the support!

New FPCC Booklet Pics. More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Transformers News: New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?
Date: Saturday, April 25th 2009 7:41pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Rumors
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Down_Shift & Mkall

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We just wet your pallet with pictures of the Fans Projects sneak peaks of "Rodimus Prime" and what is obviously some sort of "Springer" upgrade kit. We now know that "Springer" will be a completely new triple-changing mold. Expect images of that soon!


Now we bring you pictures of the comic offered in the FPCC instruction booklet. There are no words to this story but from this Mods perspective it goes a little something like this:

Page 1

A very cybertron mode looking Commander is driving out of a fortress. Overhead we see a shot of a helicopter transform in a very familiar way, with visible wheels in robot mode legs. As we see a close up of the face we see a flashback scene of Starscream holding what looks to be Arcee at gunpoint. Starscream shows an images of the energon cubes that are being transported by Commander.

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 2

Springer takes a pot shot at Commander while he's driving down the road. This knocks Commander out of vehicle mode and lays him out helpless on the ground. As Springer approaches the downed Commander he notices the precious cargo laying about, exposed for the taking.

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 3

As Springer reaches for the engeron cubes Commander has a flash back of his own. For some reason, we see Mudflap giving Commander instructions as to what the cargo and it's effects are for. It's a little vague, but they seem to be for power ups and upgrades.

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 4

Commanders route is revealed to be a straight friggin' line! He gladly accepts this cherry mission and loads up his trailer with twin missile launchers and the precious, precious energon cube cargo. He then recaps the last thirty seconds where he was attacked and let said cargo fall into enemy hands.

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 5

Commander strikes back against his attacker and causes him to drop one of the disrupted energon cubes. As he slides to make the save he collides with his cargo trailer. As Commander and the trailer meet something very magical and bright happens... so epic it blinds his attacker.

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 10 (the last five pages are the actual instructions to merge the trailer)

Springer is shocked to see the gigantic upgrade Commander has acquired and decides "Hey, maybe now that he's a mobile fortress I'll attack him head on". Springer leaps at commander looking to cleave him in two when the new and improved POWERED COMMANDER catches the blade in one hand.

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 11

Powered Commander and Springer struggle for control when suddenly something happens to Powered Commanders Spark Core. It reaches out and touches Springers. It shockingly reveals Springers pain to him and his reasons for his surprise attack. That dirt bag Starscream has Springers woman!

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

Page 12

As Powered Commander realizes Springers reasons for the attack he releases Springers sword and turns face. Shocked, Springer stands in awe of his opponents mercy. As Powered Commander looks back something mystical starts a reaction between the two combatants sparks. To be continued?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

New FPCC Booklet Pics.  More Hints @ Springer Mould?

I hope this blew your mind like it did mine.

Stay tuned as MKall and I post a very revealing interview we had with Fans Project and what they have planned for the future!

Rumor: New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??

Transformers News: Rumor:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??
Date: Friday, April 24th 2009 9:51pm CDT
Categories: Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Mkall

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With the TFCon Powered Commander Exclusive out, I have taken pictures of the back cover, which shows sketches of two new characters. The first is the known Protector Armor upgrade for Classics Rodimus, the other figure appears to be based on Springer, but is it an upgrade kit or a complete figure?

Time will tell.
Roumer:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??
Roumer:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??
Roumer:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??

Activision working on non-movie Transformers game?

Transformers News: Activision working on non-movie Transformers game?
Date: Thursday, April 23rd 2009 1:42pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Rumors
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): It Is Him, kotako.com

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Seibertron.com member It Is Him found a very interesting article on kotako.com. The article is about a rumour that Activision is working on a non-movie based Transformers game due to be released in 2010.
But is is more than just a rumour or is is the truth, will this mark the released of the cancelled Armada sequel or might it even be based on G1?
We'll just have to wait and see.

Please clickhere to read the article.

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!

Another New Transformers Video Game? 'Transformers: Origins'?

Transformers News: Another New Transformers Video Game?  'Transformers: Origins'?
Date: Monday, April 20th 2009 8:37pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Rumors
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Kombo.com

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Kombo.com- Not many details on this yet, but it looks like there may be a new game for X-Box owners to purchase online that is related to the Transformers brand.

This game is called 'Transformers: Origins' and looks as though it may become available for the X-Box Live Arcade in the near future.

This is at this point a rumor, backed up by a screenshot, and a believable source. You can view the listing and information for yourself here.

Another New Transformers Video Game?

Shia's Injury In The Movie- Possible Plot Piece Spoiler

Transformers News: Shia's Injury In The Movie- Possible Plot Piece Spoiler
Date: Monday, April 20th 2009 1:45pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Rumors
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): worstpreviews.com

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worstpreviews.com- According to this source, Shia's automobile injury was worked into the movie and NOT covered up using CG technology, as many people were theorizing after seeing Shia in the recently released clips on Michael Bay's website.

We all figured based on news from last summer that no CG cover would be the case. Since the film was only 1/3 shot at the time of his accident we reported many different ways they were dealing with this injury issue (he returned soon after to filming), but the biggest part we learned at that time was that the film's writers, Orci and Kurtzman, had somehow written the injury into the movie. What we didn't know was how they had included it.

S P O I L E R

According to worstpreviews.com, a plot device Transformers fans are all too familiar with was added to the story to cause Sam injury and make his real life injury work in the movie, so they did not have to cover it up.

This would also jive with what Shia has shared about getting hurt on set, with a piece of something from a 'spacebridge' scene just about poking him in the eye causing temporary blindness.

Is there enough support for this new spacebridge theory? Is that what Sam has in his head that causes the other problems, including the Decepticons apparently wanting to abduct Sam? Or is it something else entirely? Speculate on the possible plot, and the inclusion of a spacebridge (and how it is included) based on this new information.

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Rumor: Next Botcon 09 Figure to be Universe 2.0 repaint

Transformers News: Rumor: Next Botcon 09 Figure to be Universe 2.0 repaint
Date: Sunday, April 12th 2009 10:24am CDT
Categories: Event News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Destro, TaoBao.com

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Unconfirmed reports are coming in of the next figure for the Botcon 2009 Wings of Honor set. This figure would, of course, be a bagged souvenir addition.

Pictures of the figure were found on TaoBao.com by Destro of TFW2005.com. The figure appears to be a repaint of Universe Leo Prime is in the color schemes of the Predacon Razorclaw. Could that be what the figure is?

Rumor: Next Botcon 09 Figure to be Razorclaw repaint

More details on the figure as they become available.

Rumor: Over 60 Robots for ROTF

Transformers News: Rumor: Over 60 Robots for ROTF
Date: Friday, April 3rd 2009 12:29am CDT
Categories: Editorials, Interviews, Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Reel Movies

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In a recent report, Reel Movies got some insight on the production experience with Director Michael Bay from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen's visual effects supervisor Matthew Butler.

In the report Butler stated:"He's brilliant, but he's a challenge....he's incredibly fast-paced. He's a whirlwind to keep up with, both on the set and in post... [Bay] took the production value up many, many notches. Just the backgrounds alone are huge. It's a combination of Apocalypse Now and Ben-Hur, in regards to fantastic backgrounds and the unbelievable sets we worked at around the world."

Aside from Mr. Butlers descriptions of the great detail the filming backdrops contain another interesting note was added to the end of the report. According to Reel Movies, there are over 60 robot characters in the movie. A substantial amount more than the projected 20 bots we reported here.

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