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Transformers Movie – Japanese Movie Flyer

Transformers News: Transformers Movie – Japanese Movie Flyer
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 8:36pm CDT
Category: Movie News
Posted by: Stormrider

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Last week, I came across this Japanese flyer of the Transformers Movie while at a Japanese cinema.

The B5 sized movie ad has two sides. The front sports the mechanical eye from the Transformers Movie posters with “Transformer” written in Katakana. The reverse side describes the movie. At the top it reads “S. Spielberg” and Michael Bay”.

In Japan, loyalty and trust are important among consumers. Therefore, it is common practice for production companies to produce movie flyers like this so that Japanese consumers (audience members) trust that the movie will be successful.




Video Interview with Shia LeBeouf Online

Transformers News: Video Interview with Shia LeBeouf Online
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 6:07pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.iesb.net

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Promoting his new thriller movie Disturbia (directed by D.J. Caruso, co-starring Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss and David Morse), The Movie Reporter sat down with Shia LeBeouf and talked with him about this movie and of course Transformers Movie in an exclusive video interview.

USA Today Full Page Ad for Transformers Movie

Transformers News: USA Today Full Page Ad for Transformers Movie
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 5:21pm CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): USA Today

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The marketing for the Transformers Movie is really starting to ratchet up more and more as we get closer to the release date, July 4, 2007. The latest form of advertisement could be found in today's edition of the USA Today. USA Today featured a full-page advertisement for the Transformers Movie. The ad featured the teaser of the eye overlooking Earth that we have seen in the past, along with the web address for the movie website.

New Content on Sector 7!

Transformers News: New Content on Sector 7!
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 3:51pm CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): 009, XeroSyphon

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Users can now go to Sector7.org and use the previously known passcode, fwiffo, to access some new video clips. Below are directions posted by Seibertron.com member 009 on how to access the clips:

Security Array 3 is now viewable.

The red harddrive that had the new trailer now runs something called "N.B.E. Evidence Logs" consisting of two short videos featuring CGI G1 Transformers in alternate modes running amok. The first video features the Dinobot Commander GRIMLOCK, the second features an unknown Transformer and the 3rd features the Insecticon KICKBACK.

Two of the three harddrive to the right are now open. The top one has the trailer, the second shows a bit of "Operation Seek and Destroy" which is more of those surveillance videos from the site's first incarnation, and the third is still closed.

Comic Book Resources: Licensing in Disguise and Transformers 2?

Transformers News: Comic Book Resources: Licensing in Disguise and Transformers 2?
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 2:21pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hans

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Comic Book Resources has posted an interesting bit of information regarding the Transformers on their website. Here's what they posted at http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13:

Rich Johnston at Comic Book Resources posted:
"Transformers 2" is being prepped for 2009, as is a new cartoon series to spin off the upcoming movie.

The reason given to licensors as to why the robots look so different in the film is so that hardcore fans will stay loyal and keep buying the old toys, which they're relaunching, even if they hate the new movie.

Licensing has explicitly stated that companies doing merchandising have to avoid doing anything too similar to the original Transformers line, so as not to mix the two separate and profitable properties.


This possibility has been discussed several times on Seibertron.com's forums in the past. It has been stated that a possible reason for the radical departure of the movie robots was to protect the look and designs of the classic Transformers characters. This could also be a way to make sure that there is no confusion regarding licensing during the times that Hasbro is not sharing profits with Paramount. It was revealed at BotCon 2006 that Hasbro would be sharing profits with Paramount for an unknown period of time surrounding the release of this summer's Transformers Movie.

We will consider a lot of this as speculation until we hear something official from the powers-that-be at Hasbro.

New Ebay Auctions: Authentic Action Megatron, Barrel Roll Blaster Starscream and Voice Changer Helmet

Transformers News: New Ebay Auctions: Authentic Action Megatron, Barrel Roll Blaster Starscream and Voice Changer Helmet
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 11:22am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Immortal Starscream, Sunstar, Swerve & SPX_Toys

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Three new auctions have appeared thanks to eBay seller SPX_Toys. First we have what looks to be a non transforming action figure of Megatron with some sort of two handed cannon weapon. Secondly the second role-playing toy of the line rears its head as the Barrel Roll Blaster. Much the same gimmic as Primes flip up role play blaster. Lastly we have an auction for the Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet in package. Check them all out below.

Authentic Action Megatron
Starscream Barrel Roll Blaster
Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet

Transformers get a Thumbs Up!

Transformers News: Transformers get a Thumbs Up!
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 9:21am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Company News, Movie News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Thumbs Up (UK)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

British gadget and novelty company Thumbs Up are celebrating as they have been secured the licence to produce Transformers the Movie light-up t-shirts, USB gadgets and Wheelie Glider shoe wheel attachments.

Set to hit the shops several weeks before the film’s launch in July, Thumbs Up’s licensed products feature logos and characters from the Transformers film, including the iconic Autobot and Decepticon insignias. These have graced t-shirts since Transformers debuted the first time around in the 1980s, but they’ve never been seen quite like this, as a light-up panel now brings these new t-shirts to illuminated life!

Speaking about the licence, Thumbs Up’s Business Development Director, Wojtek Kolan said: "We were delighted that Hasbro awarded us the ‘Transformers the Movie’ licence for our products. They were impressed with our unique and innovative technology and cutting edge designs. When we showed them the concepts, they were amazed!

"The team at Thumbs Up are very excited about the next few years, as we are set to take a revolutionary position in the gadget sector! Several major retail chains have already signed up to stock our Transformers lines, which will offer several unique selling points when compared to typical licensed items."

The Transformers products from Thumbs Up are set to be huge and are already causing a stir! When representatives of Thumbs Up attended a recent preview screening of footage from the movie wearing the light-up t-shirts, they couldn’t have got more attention, with journalists and Transformers fans alike asking about them.

The Thumbs Up office also received a flood of enquires about the t-shirts after this first public debut. Everyone wanted to know where they could buy them, and Empire magazine even put out a request on their website which said: "To the people in the light-up Transformers T-shirts: Where did you get those? We want them. Please email us."


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You can view more information about Thumbs Up by visiting their website at www.thumbsupuk.com.

Alan Dean Foster to Appear at the Arizona Book Festival

Transformers News: Alan Dean Foster to Appear at the Arizona Book Festival
Date: Monday, April 2nd 2007 6:40pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Alan Dean Foster

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Alan Dean Foster, author of both the Transformers Movie Prequel Ghosts Of Yesterday and the Transformers Movie Novel will be making an appearance at the Arizona Book Festival. The Arizona Book Festival at the Carnegie Library in Phoenix, Arizona. Foster will be there on April 14 and 15. The times Foster will be there are 3 pm on Saturday and 11:30 am on Sunday.

Shia LaBeouf Hypes Up Transformers

Transformers News: Shia LaBeouf Hypes Up Transformers
Date: Monday, April 2nd 2007 6:37pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.canmag.com

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CanMag sat down with Transformers Movie Shia LaBeouf and had an exclusive interview with the young actor. LaBeouf did his best to promote this movie by making several comments on the production of it.

"I've seen more of the film. The movie's insane. It's going to do for action what The Matrix did for action. ILM said, and this is the company that does like Star Wars and Superman. They do all the big ones, Pirates of The Caribbean, they said they'd never worked on anything like this. They'd never done graphics at this level. This is the most insane thing they've ever done. They said if they were to present their company to anybody, it would be that movie".

"Look, as long as you make sure Welker is in and you make sure that Cullen is Optimus. If anyone else is Optimus the movie is terrible. It has to be Cullen. Now Welker is older, much older than Cullen and his voice has changed. I’ve heard him in sessions. He'd be great as another robot but to play Megatron you need somebody powerful and Hugo Weaving is powerful. I think its great casting to but I think the fans are going to have an issue with it".

News from Hasbro New Zealand About Transformers Releases

Transformers News: News from Hasbro New Zealand About Transformers Releases
Date: Monday, April 2nd 2007 5:29pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Starscream NZ of Transformersnewzealand.com

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Starscream NZ of Transformersnewzealand.com recently had a phone conversation with representatives of Hasbro New Zealand. Starscream NZ learned the following about future Transformers releases in New Zealand:

"Alternators - FARMERS is the only possible stockist of this line, and if they take the line, it will arrive next month (this will be Rumble and Ravage).

Titaniums - .....R.I.P Titaniums Hasbro have NO upcoming releases of these, said they had some Marvel ones, but nothing in the way of Transformers. Guess Toyworld took those few Soundwave/Rodimus's but that sounds like that's all we're going to get folks. Best get importing.

Movie - Toys have a shelf date of June 2"

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