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New Transformers Movie Brawl and Megatron Figures Leaked Online

Transformers News: New Transformers Movie Brawl and Megatron Figures Leaked Online
Date: Sunday, October 22nd 2017 11:15am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: william-james88

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The TFCN Facebook page has some new leaked images for us. These are very low resolution images of Movie-verse Brawl and Megatron, the latter sporting his Revenge of the Fallen look. Low resolution has been used to mask photoshop jobs before so take this with a grain of salt for now. From what we can make out in these images, these appear to be part of a new line which includes a back drop and stand for the figure, much like the Prime First Edition toys.

These may be part of the new Movie Edition line we previously heard of but nothing is certain yet.

Transformers News: New Movie Brawl and Megatron Figures Leaked Online

Transformers News: New Movie Brawl and Megatron Figures Leaked Online

Transformers News: New Movie Brawl and Megatron Figures Leaked Online

Transformers: The Last Knight Blu-Ray details

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Blu-Ray details
Date: Tuesday, August 15th 2017 4:56pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Kurona

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Blu-Ray's official website has released a news article detailing what exactly is going to be on their release of the latest live-action Transformers movie, The Last Knight. Among details like a release date of September 26th and what special features can be found in the disc - largely interviews and behind-the-scenes videos - we also get confirmation that The Last Knight is to be packed with the previous four movies in a 5-pack Blu-Ray! Look at our snippets below, check out the full article here and tell us if you're going to get this in the forums!

The Transformers: The Last Knight 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs include a bonus disc with over 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes content and interviews. Travel to Cybertron to explore the Transformers home world, then visit the UK to delve into the locations used to bring the epic adventure to life. In addition, go inside the secret mythology of the legendary robots in disguise, check out the incredible vehicles used in the film and much, much more.


SPECIAL FEATURES:
Merging Mythologies – Explore the secret TRANSFORMERS history
Climbing the Ranks – Military training
The Royal Treatment: Transformers in the UK
Motors and Magic
Alien Landscape: Cybertron
One More Giant Effin' Movie


*Transformers: The Last Night will also be available in a 5-movie Blu-ray Collection that includes TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, as well as the bonus Blu-ray Disc detailed above and access to Digital HD copies of all five movies.


Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Blu-Ray details

Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff and Members Review Transformers: The Last Knight and Show Off Some Merchandise

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff and Members Review Transformers: The Last Knight and Show Off Some Merchandise
Date: Thursday, June 22nd 2017 9:32am CDT
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News, Reviews, Event News, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Seibertron.com

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Well, it is now Thursday, we are past the embargo date, and many of us have had the chance to see Transformers: The Last Knight. With this all in mind, we begin today with part 2 of the Seibertron.com reviews for the film. Part 1 was nicely written up by member ZhGingaah, who attended the London Premiere, and now we have 3 more reviews, courtesy of our Seibertron.com staff. Later on, we will also have yet another review-ish post, which will come from Seibertron himself, as he was able to attend some very awesome events over the course of the week!

To go with the theme of Seibetron's trip to the movies, the reviews will be followed by some merch that we got at the premiere (some free and some at a cost).

Now, let's start with our first review, written by Seibertronian moderation Rodimus Prime. It is a spoiler-free review, so if you have yet to see the movie, it is safe for you to read. It can be found below:

Rodimus Prime wrote:his is a spoiler-free review for The Last Knight, which I saw on June 20th.

Overall, the film was a positive experience, but I guess that depends on your individual expectations. The pacing was more brisk than Age of Extinction, and the story was a little more engaging, but not by much. The characters were treated the same as before, mainly the Transformers. We get a little more in-depth look at the history of the Transformers, but only enough to make the events in the film convenient.

The main characters of the film this time around are Cade Yeager and Bumblebee. Some other characters are used sparingly, or just at the right moments to further the plot. The human characters are all portrayed well, none of them seem wasted, unlike some of the Transformers. The action is fast-paced, especially the car chases and battle scenes. Michael Bay definitely put his penchant for explosions to good use here. Fortunately, toilet humor was at a bare minimum, perhaps 2 or 3 instances. Adult language was much more prevalent, however. The film definitely earned its PG-13 rating there.

The story of the Transformers themselves was further revealed, even though the movie was still human-heavy. It does seem the Transformers share at least equal screen time and importance in this film, as opposed to the previous ones. This aspect seems to be improving with each movie. There were a few things left unexplained, and the ending was definitely left open for the sequel which is intended for 2019, with or without Michael Bay. I rate this film on the level of Age of Extinction, with a somewhat thin story and a lot of action. If you liked that film, you will like this one.


Now from here on out, we are in some spoiler territory. So if you do not want to read any spoilers for your upcoming film experience, Stop Here!






Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert!







Got it? Good.

To start off our spoiler-ish review section, We have a review from Canadian News Staff member William-James88, who certainly had a different experience from Rodimus Prime when it comes to the movie. Read up:

William-James88 wrote:Wrap your head around this one: human character Santos, played by Santiago Cabrera, has more screen time than Optimus Prime and Megatron COMBINED.
Who is Santos? Who cares! I sure didn't. And he is far from being a main character in this. But that fact that another random human addition to the ever expanding human cast of the Transformers franchise has more screen time than who should be the franchise's hero and villain is quite dissapointing.

Yes, once again, after what I thought was an improvement in AOE, the robots get the shaft in a story about not one but 2 chosen humans saving the day.

Here is a massive spoiler: that big three headed dragon you see in the trailers is part of the final battle and he does absolutely nothing. Neither does Drift or Crosshairs. And all the cool robot parts are in the trailer. Stitching all the shots from the Optimus vs Bumblebee fight from the trailers gives you the entire fight you see on screen, bar the resolution. What you don't see in the trailers is the ton of human stuff that no one watches these movies for. That's quite sad to me.

I had faith in this film. There was a writer's room, a sense that people cared. But it seems nomatter who is writing, they are dictated to make unfunny jokes, racial stereotypes, and mcguffins galore wrapped in nonsensical plots.

Case in point, the titular Last Knight. There is a lot of time dedicated to the Last Knight, and him discovering who he is, but the finale and end game isn't linked to him.There isn't a purpose to him since the mcguffin is related to another character. There is also a ton of plot holes and actual movie making errors, such as Sqweek's arm changing between shots, using the wrong microphone audio for Laura Haddock's voice in one scene, and robots being in robot mode and vehicle mode from one shot to the next with no sound or indication that they transformed.

It feels very amateurish from Michael Bay, who doesn't make continuity errors this noticeable usually. And of course, there are the afore mentioned plot holes which are more blatant than before, with the worst offender being Bumblebee's voice. Is it fine? Is it broken? Does it need fixing? TELL ME!!!!!

Oh and I will leave you with this, there are two scenes dedicated to talking about either Mark Wahlberg or Laura Haddock's sex life and they are both at least three times as long as the final fight of Megatron vs Optimus Prime.

Yay.


Next up, we have a review from Seibertronian News Staffer Mindmaster, who had a good experience from the movie. Check out his thoughts below.

Mindmaster wrote:Saw it tonight. Non-spoiler version: this is probably the best movie out of the five, without hyperbole. I liked it so much that it made me go out and finally get Voyager Optimus and Beserker on my way home, and I was slightly ambivalent about getting them before. Age of Extinction made me want Hound so bad, and now The Last Knight makes me want Cogman just as badly, if not more.

Spoiler-version: Things I liked and got excited about:

*Cogman. Literally the best thing ever. Dude had me rolling every time he showed up. If he doesn't show up in the next one, my hope in humanity will be dashed.

*Unicron: he's finally been name-dropped in the movie universe! Kinda expected him to get mentioned somewhere, but wasn't expecting a Prime reference in that he turns out to be Earth. And that post-credit scene absolutely sets up the next one, nobody deny it.

*The Nemesis Prime name-drop. Now I wish they'd revise the Shadow Spark Optimus Prime packaging to reflect that.

*The WWII scene; as a history major, this was what I was waiting for. I really hope we see toys based on Bumblebee and Hot Rod's WWII designs.

*The Decepticons; finally! The main ones have personalities! Mohawk retool of Hunt for the Decepticons Brimstone, pls.

*All the references to the previous movies: Simmons; the Ark during the Moon's destruction; the Pyramid still slightly destroyed from Devastator in Revenge of the Fallen; Starscream's head (Megatron even goes Hamlet on it); Viviane name-dropping Shockwave and Soundwave when she gets kidnapped by Hot Rod; even Sam Witwicky gets a small nod.

And a few things I didn't like about it;

*Cogman; despite him being my favorite thing about the movie, he never transformed and combined with the Aston Martin like they pre-movie hype led us to believe. Was very disappointed, but optimistic that it might happen in the next one.

*Dinobots; once again, they get shafted as far as screen time is concerned. I wasn't happy that they showed up for less time than Age of Extinction, and they never even transformed.
Kinda irritated about it, but whatevs I guess.

*The Decepticons; wished they had survived to see the end, especially Nitro.

*The Knights of Cybertron: kinda irritated how it takes all twelve for them to combine into Dragonstorm, yet the upcoming Leader-class figure only breaks down into two. I get that it would be a nightmare to engineer a twelve-bot dragon combiner, but still.

*To a lesser degree, Hot Rod's gun. No further comments.

All in all, this movie did a lot more right than all the others. Thinking about the previous ones, I didn't really have a favorite; the first one was my least favorite, then the next three kinda were tied. They never beat each other out because they all had an equal amount of things I liked and disliked. But The Last Knight? To me, it unquestionably had more right than wrong. Definitely the most Transformer-y of the franchise. I think we're finally getting on the right track as far as Transformers movies are concerned, and I've regained my confidence in the movies.


To finish off with the longer sort of reviews, here are some of my thoughts on the movie, which I rated as an overall enjoyable experience, but one that could have done a bit better while still being worth the trip.

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I liked the con stuff, like we actually had some good cons stuff starting, but it got cut off pretty quick, which is a shame. though we still have Megatron, Berserker, and maybe Barricade. Hot Rod felt good but really needed more screen time (we can agree on cool ass weapon though). Cogman was the main cybertronian presence, and he was a good character, though I was bummed that he was the main cybertronian presence throughout much of the film. And we had his actual headmaster part cut. Boo. And then Crosshairs, Drift, and Hound are barely in the film basically. Like, only in some scenes. Hot Rod was in more scenes, and I feel he was under-represented.

Also, topspin had Leadfoot's head. :oops:

Transformations were good too. Sqweeks was the only one not to transform in the film, and they did it a lot. Spent some good time looking at the transformations too.

I felt the first maybe half to 2/3 of the film was on the right track, but the last bit kinda fell off the rails some for me. Felt rushed and incomplete, like a shadow of what was intended.
Definitely feels like it could have easily been 2 movies, or 3 hours, and things would have gone to the potential the film really had.

I did really like how much Megatron used his arm cannon though, and I really feel that they cut a whole part about where Quintessa somehow rebuilt Megatron from Galvatron, made him a knight's body, and that red bit on his face, which he had in the film and was a sign of Quintessa control,
showed that he was doing her bidding, hence some of the events in the film. I also liked Bee in the film, though I think it really set some stuff up for the Bee movie. sir Burton said he was much different in the 1940's, like much more cruel and not ever referred to as nice, and maybe that is where the Bee movie will explore: murder and rage bot to kind Bee.

I actually did not take Quintessa's "death" scene as death. It almost appeared as if she simply left that shell in a shower of electrical current, only to show up in human form in the id credits scene. I liked Sqweeks, but definitely see how he was kind of a waste. I thought Izzy was a waste too, which is a shame, but the movie didn't feel like it really needed her, or for her to be a main character. I only saw Grimlock and Slug, and it was disappointing not to see Strafe or Scorn.
It was also sad that those dinobots we did see disappeared completely really quickly.

I don't want anyone to think i didn't enjoy myself or the movie. I did. I just feel it had more potential, and time and too much trying to fit into a thin plot did it in


Finally, having seen the film themselves, we have a few other thoughts from fellow Seibertronians, some of whom got the point across very good in some short sentences. Check them out below.

It Is Him wrote:The first hour offered surprising promise and fun, followed by an hour of bloat, and ended with an action sequence that just didn't take well enough of advantage of the great robot cast introduced in the beginning.

It was better than AoE, and ultimately I'm glad I saw the movie.


Randomhero wrote:I just got out of it and i really enjoyed it. its not perfect in the slightest but i had fun.

however i walked away saying "so they stopped sucking the earth dry but isnt cybertron still colliding with the planet? they saved Earth but isnt Unicron still waking up?" oh well it was a fun ride.


zko wrote:I liked it, I've liked all the Bay movies pretty well, and this one was my favorite.

It played out a bit like the plot of season 1 and 2 of prime as a Bay movie, mixed with some of the G1 episode where they go back to medieval times and also the old kids read along book "When Continents Collide" had some stuff in there that seemed to be almost reflecting some biblical, book of revelations stuff with the plot about the horns, the dragon, the seal etc, but that wasn't carried too far.


KVO Prime wrote:I was disappointed... disappointed in myself to get so excited ...AGAIN... for a let down. What an incoherent piece of garbage. After a while I started timing it to see if any scene lasted longer than 2 seconds before violently jerking back somewhere else. Don't they have stabilization gyroscopes? Jeezus.. and all the bots shown ONCE for their toy placement was absurd.


all_the_primes wrote:This movie was a mess. Straight to to the point: I will not watch it again. Okay, maybe when I am incredibly bored... But I'd rather be watching Sesame Street, TFP or Inglorious Basterds, I respect myself that much.

TLK movie felt overwhelmingly unfocused and pacing was too fast/poor to the point that I lost focus on what the story(s) was about. If you are looking for some robot fighting action, it's there, but nothing groundbreaking. Over all, (in the words of Anthony Fantano) not good.

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OVERALL/FINAL THOUGHTS/TLDR: This movie was godly unfocused, probably the most unfocused movie I've seen to date (an impressive feat). I could go on and bag on this movie for days, but I did find it enjoyable at some very certain times (surprisingly so), but if had an opportunity to watch it again, I'd gladly decline. In fact, after writing this review and leaving a great lot of critiques out, I realize how much I did not enjoy this movie.


Well, that is all we have room for in today's review post. As you might have seen, the movie was nothing particularly spectacular, but it did have some good moments and some good fun, depending on who watched it. It definitely wasn't perfect, and it definitely had some issues, but in the end it is still a toss up over who will like it and who won't.

We hope these reviews were helpful to you. We hope they were informative and helpful. Let us know if you go to check out the movie, and let us know what you thought of the movie in the comments section below!

Now, here is some merchandise either aquired for free or at cost by xrotorstormx and myself, as we went during the Optimus Prime Tuesday showings. xrotorstormx picked up some Last Knight inspired drink cups, a popcorn bowl, and a Bumblebee shirt from her experience, whereas yours truly got an Optimus Prime shirt and a lanyard with a Last Knight inspired card.

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff Review Transformers: The Last Knight

Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys
Date: Thursday, June 1st 2017 8:55pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): Hasbro's Transformers Brand Team

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This afternoon, Hasbro's Transformers Brand Team held an exclusive Google Hangout video chat for various representatives from Transformers fan sites throughout the internet. Yours truly was in attendance for Seibertron.com, and got to listen in to some extra details, news, notes, and information about many of the various toys from Transformers: The Last Knight that were revealed today. You can find our stories related to those new product reveals at this link with the first news story, and over on this second news story as well.

Read on below for the information I was able to gather in the short time we had to chat with Hasbro. It's possible I might have missed a few details because these calls go quick, but Seibertron.com will be sure to update this with notes from any of the other fan sites around the 'net that our community here will want to know about!

The Hasbro Team
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


The participants from the Hasbro Transformers Brand Team are Ben Montano, Brand Marketing Director, Transformers; John Warden, Design Manager, Transformers; John Frazier, Senior Brand Development and Marketing Manager, Transformers; and Aristides “Arrow” Membreno, Design Manager, Transformers.

The Last Knight Toys
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


Starting out with Deluxe Class Hot Rod, they were really excited that the alt mode is an officially licensed Lamborghini design. This looks like a mostly new mold to me, and was very clean out of the package with sharp color contrast in the plastic. They pivoted over to Deluxe Class Skullitron, and pointed out that the deco and design of the figure is meant to evoke the look of a "broken down knight". The face is particularly fun on this one, and definitely hits the intended mark. The toy is a retool/redeco of the Steelbane mold.

Infernocus came next, and they showed off the torso bot and how the Combiner head may be made visible while that individual piece of Infernocus is in robot mode by separating his rib cage. It was noted that they enjoyed this touch because it adds "extra creepiness" to the figure. The team strongly implied (but did not directly state) that the limbs on this hold together on the torso better than on Prime Abominus. Seeing them pass it back and forth and take it on and off of a table several times during the video call, I believe them as nothing was falling off or looked unstable. As known, it comes with a small clear Quintessa figure. The team suggested you could put it on Infernocus' shoulder, but I don't think it actually attaches to it in any way. They were mum on any other details surrounding the character of Quintessa, encouraging fans to check out the movie to learn more about her.

Deluxe Cogman was next up and yes, though it was a quick note in the press release earlier, the head does detach and is a Titan Master, with other Titan Master heads being compatible with Cogman's "Transtector". John Warden probably used the phrase Transtector because he's a Transformers geek like us, but it was awesome regardless to hear a senior member of the Hasbro team using correct terminology!

Voyager Nitro came next. It was noted that for Nitro, they got the design files from Paramount so they could try to make the figure as accurate to the movie as possible. Nitro's head can come off so that you can put Cogman's onto it (or any other Titan Master), however it's worth noting that while Nitro's head is not a Titan Master itself - it merely has the same port to connect it to the Transtector. Later on in the call, someone asked what real life airplane Nitro is based on. Mr. Warden pointed out that it is not based on any real life plane, and is instead his interpretation of a G.I. Joe-like military plane as he himself is a big G.I. Joe fan. (As an aside, does this make Nitro the new The Crown Jewel of The Hasbro Universe? Yes.)

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys

They finished off with showing The Last Knight Premier Edition product with Leader Dragonstorm. Dragonstorm is a Duocon, and really properly so as the dragon splits to form two individual robots that don't have non-combined alt-modes of their own. When separated, Dragonicus is the robot with the wings, Stormrain being the other that carries the mace. They gave us a glimpse of the instructions and the toy looks quite complicated, though my quick opinion from the few seconds glance made it look pretty bulky and intuitive. The individual robots are roughly Voyager-sized but it was noted they do not completely fit in any particular scale.

Retailer Exclusive Programs
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


Some of the retailer exclusive programs had toys shown off next. It was noted here for clarity that Deluxe Class Hot Rod is a Walmart exclusive, while Skullitron and Infernocus are Toys R Us exclusives. For Walmart, the exclusive program is called "Autobots Unite" while Toys R Us has "Mission to Cybertron". It was asked during the later Q&A portion of the call whether or not these would be available in other countries. While the specifics were unknown to the team (or unable to be revealed), it was noted that Hasbro did at least offer both the Autobots Unite and Mission to Cybertron exclusive programs globally. In other words, if an Autobots Unite toy shows up somewhere like Argos or Toys R Us in the UK, it's a safe bet that Argos or Toys R Us or wherever picked up that entire exclusive program's line-up of toys - but do note this is my commentary based on what was said, so don't come at me with your pitchforks if that doesn't end up being the case!

Some of the Mission to Cybertron toys got more attention at this point. The team revealed that each of these releases will include a collector card that forms a piece of a larger puzzle that can be completed if you collect all the toys from this exclusive sub-line. On the back of the cards is a code you can type in to reveal what the "glyph" tampos on each of the toys says, though this is just cipher text for which a decoder exists already.

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys

"Planet Cybertron", the redeco of Cybertron's Primus, was shown next in the box. This will have window box packaging. The color scheme was specifically said to not be based on any other existing toy, with the planet mode being the initial genesis of the idea for the color scheme. While in planet mode, they want the toy to look like Cybertron does in the Generation One cartoon - a blue-ish planet in outer space with hints of a bright core. As the toy transforms, that core becomes more visible, thus the orange that is present on the robot mode's torso. The figure does of course include the Omega Lock (it needs this to transform so if you weren't around in 2006, kids, don't lose that part!) and the sound effects, while present, are identical to those found on the Cybertron version of the mold. The final take away on this toy was that they wanted to both celebrate the Primus toy while also evoking the feeling that Cybertron itself is truly alive. Accidental movie spoiler? I guess we'll see!

Questions and Answers
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


The team took some pre-submitted questions from various participants to end the call. I did not have any prepared myself (sorry, Seibertronians! It was last minute for me.) but below are a collection of some of the other questions asked. These are not in any particular order/the order in which they were asked.

Q: When are the toys that have been shown off today scheduled to release?
A: "August" but some will "trickle out" earlier as retailers receive stock, as there will be no street date (at least from Hasbro's end) for any of the still-to-come toys for The Last Knight. Mr. Montano joked that if you know anyone that stocks shelves, please have them make sure to not let things get stuck in the stock room away from the sales floor. They know they have fans that want every toy (guilty as charged!) as soon as they can get it (can I claim double jeopardy?)

My own commentary on their answer about product availability follows and nothing more: I have the feeling that they have some general release windows that they are aware of but don't have visibility into the supply chain specifics well enough to answer these kinds of questions more accurately. Hasbro is a huge company and has hundreds of global retail partners to manage, so this makes sense, but I did feel a little bad for them having to answer something generally where I know they wish they could answer it more specifically.

Q: Is there any other product for The Last Knight yet to be revealed?
A: What's been seen today is it for Premier Edition The Last Knight toys. Once these are done in the fall, their collector focused product will pivot back around to Generations, which we haven't seen any reveals for in quite some time. It was also noted that there is another movie coming next year, which we know, but this was said in a way that I took to mean that they might be looking for some time to give these lines room to breathe. Looking around it seems some others on the call may have gotten a different message from this, so speculate away on the Energon Pub by replying to this news post!

Other toys for The Last Knight like the One-Steps, Allspark Tech toys, etc ("Quick to Buy, Quick to Play" kinds of products) were not mentioned, but I think this was due to the assumption that these products aren't really a focus for most fans browsing fan sites like Seibertron.

Q: What's the deal with Valvotron, and will the character be used elsewhere in the wider Transformers mythos?
A: Just having fun as a promotional play, no other plans to use Valvotron elsewhere in the universe right now. They looked at is as a fun opportunity to introduce some new fans to the property in cooperation with their corporate partner for the promotion, Valvoline.

Q: Any movie characters they want to bring into other lines? (The gentleman asking the question used "G1 Movie Barricade" as an example of what they were asking about. IDW did it! Well, they killed him right away but still.)
A: Nothing really specific was provided here. The team mentioned that the "sky's the limit with the character roster."

Q: How many waves for Tiny Turbo Changers? Plans to expand them to other Transformers lines beyond the movies?
A: Two waves for The Last Knight, with no current plans to expand these to other product lines but they are very happy with and have noticed the popularity of these toys with the fans.

Some more details were gone into on these in general. Mr. Warden mentioned that these took over a year to develop, as sometimes the small toys are harder to design than the big ones because they wanted to get the right kind of "Transformers feeling" from these. To assist with this, legendary Transformers designer Kōjin Ōno had a hand in the design of the Tiny Turbo Changers. They mentioned that through the Tiny Turbo Changers, you can really feel the soul of Transformers. I agree.

Q: What's the deal with this new character named Chopter from Tiny Turbo Changers Wave 2?
A: Yep. It's Chopter.

Q: How does design process vary now as compared to when the first movie came out?
A: Mr. Warden was brought in right around when Age of Extinction launched and very gracefully mentioned that, then segued in to doing his best to answer this. He mentioned that they've learned several lessons and now do things like using designs directly from Paramount. Additionally, they keep trying to come up with new ways to add articulation as well as other design elements to enhance the collector product. Mr. Montano commented on the purposeful delineation of the Transformers line to cater to the quick to play/buy vs high articulation/high deco markets more distinctly, hoping it helps make the overall brand cater to a wider range of fans.

Q: Deluxe Drift stands out for keeping many robot mode elements but fitting new car body around it. How difficult was that to do and was that planned during AOE?
A: They did not specifically plan to do this back in 2014, but the new Drift does use robot mode parts from that toy. They worked with Takara to re-work the character in a way that would satisfy fans while being true to the Mercedes that Drift turns into as much as possible.

Q: The Premier Edition products have toys in window boxes as opposed to blister packs/bubbles. What led to this change and what do you see in that packaging that wasn't there before with card and bubble blister packs?
A: This goes along with the previously mentioned demarcation between collector products and other toys, and other un-named brand teams at Hasbro had suggested this as a good practice for these types of products.

Q: Of what was revealed today, and maybe for The Last Knight in general, what are the teams' favorites?
A: Out of TLK, Mr. Warden says Cogman. Thinks it's exciting to bring something classic like Headmasters and continued in TR to the summer blockbuster line. Mr. Membreno chose Hot Rod since he always wanted to work on Lamborghinis and he thinks this is as close as he'll ever get. Besides the nostalgia of Hot Rod, is "one of the hottest cars in the film." Mr. Frazier said his favorite from today is Dragonstorm, due to the fact that it has so much detail to bring a unique three-headed dragon to life, plus the Duocon combiner play which gives you lots of options on how to play. Favorite of the entire line is Leader Megaton. He remembers when he first saw the gray model, and how he was taken back by the level of detail and the jet mode particularly.

While not his favorite, Mr. Montano shared a very fun anecdote. His daughter said to him that Transformers are really cool because they have a Lamborghini and boys think those are awesome, so now Transformers are awesome too, so he now really likes Hot Rod (I'll admit, I was almost expecting this to be a surprise reveal of a Hasbro MP Sideswipe back from the grave, but as movie-focused as this chat was that was silly of me.) His favorites though are the Movie Masterpiece figures that have been revealed in MPM-3 Bumblebee and MPM-4 Optimus Prime. Worked very closely with Takara Tomy for a very long time on these toys. Team has been fantastic and to have an opportunity to create the next universe of Masterpiece toys, and to collaborate on MP, was really fun. He spent time in Japan working on it. All kinds of lessons learned in getting them to market, and he strongly hinted that strong sales of these would be a good thing for future possible Masterpiece releases.

The call wrapped up with Mr. Montano mentioning that the brand team will be present at both San Diego Comic Con and Hascon this year. The team was very enthusiastic about Hascon as they seem to have played a hand in planning it "for the past 9 months", and they hope everyone will come to this family event.

The staff of Seibertron.com would like to sincerely thank Hasbro and their partners at Rogers & Cowan for organizing this exciting look at these upcoming Transformers products!

The Last Knight TRU exclusive Mission to Cybertron Glyph Decoder

Transformers News: The Last Knight TRU exclusive Mission to Cybertron Glyph Decoder
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 12:00pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Live Action Movie News, Toy News
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A few days ago we reported on rumours of a little Toys-R-Us exclusive event called Mission to Cybertron, which appears to encompass the previously-leaked exclusive toys of Skullitron, Nitro and Megatron, and Infernocus and Quintessa.

Turns out those rumours are true, as fellow News Staff ScottyP just today found a Glyph Decoder in a Toys R Us at Cary, NC! This will help you decode the Glyph language found not only on the upcoming exclusive toys, but in quite a few other places in previous Transformers fiction too - it was for instance used in Revenge of the Fallen, and much more recently it was the language used by Vos of the DJD in IDW's More Than Meets The Eye. Take a look at the decoder below, save it for future use if you like and tell us if you've found it in your local TRU in the forums!

Transformers News: The Last Knight TRU exclusive Mission to Cybertron Glyph Decoder

Transformers: The Last Knight - Mission to Cybertron Details

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight - Mission to Cybertron Details
Date: Sunday, April 23rd 2017 4:22am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Rumors, Store News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFW2005

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Our friends over at TFW2005 have been able to find out more information about the glyphs we've been seeing on figures and instructions sheets across the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline, and may have confirmed a retailer exclusive (probably Toys'R'Us again, which is not good news internationally) sub-line for the movie toys: Mission to Cybertron.

The site was able to screencap instructions of a Glyph Decoder, then immediately taken down by Hasbro, then more 'decodable glyphs' appeared on the likes of Skullitron, Nitro and Megatron, and Infernocus and Quintessa. Now, fallen-revenge has found a promotional banner for Mission to Cybertron at a Toys'R'Us store in the US, making the speculation just that little more concrete! Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight - Mission to Cybertron Details

First Image of New Titan Changer Megatron for Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: First Image of New Titan Changer Megatron for Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline
Date: Friday, April 14th 2017 4:09pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): TFW2005

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If you thought there weren't enough The Last Knight Megatron toys, we have one more for you. This Titan Changer Megatron toy has been revealed by Hasbro's Middle-East division. This is a 12″ toy that transforms from robot to jet in 5 Steps.
While below you will find the very first image of this toy, we did know we were getting this figure since February when Hasbro had given us all their product descriptions. The excerpt can be found below, along with the specific bio for this toy. The photos and bio were brought to light by TFW2005.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT TITAN CHANGERS Assortment
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2017)

The action in the new TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT movie is big, and this assortment of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT TITAN CHANGERS. The big, 12-inch figures feature transitions from bot to alt mode, converting between modes in 2-5 steps. The assortment features many fan-favorite characters from the movie, including OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and MEGATRON. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Item Code: C0885
Dimensions (DxWxH in mm): 5.7×14.6×30.5

Bio

“Experience the thrill of the epic battle between Autobots and Decepticons with this Titan Changers figure that delivers the converting Transformers play kids love. This big, 12-inch scale Megatron figure switches from robot to jet mode in 5 exciting steps. In the explosive Transformers: The Last Knight movie, new evil will rise in an epic struggle where the fate of Earth hangs in the balance. Megatron is the true nemesis of Optimus Prime and his fight to protect the humans. Revived yet again, the ruthless Decepticon leader pursues his ultimate mission to restore Cybertron under his rule.”


Transformers News: First Image for New Titan Changer Megatron for Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: First Image for New Titan Changer Megatron for Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

New official trailer for Transformers The Last Knight

Transformers News: New official trailer for Transformers The Last Knight
Date: Wednesday, April 12th 2017 8:14am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Paramount released a new official trailer for Transformers The Last Knight was released this morning. The new trailer, narrated by Anthony Hopkins' character Sir Edmund Burton, features new footage such as the Knights of Cybertron, Optimus Prime's maker Quintessa, King Arthur, Optimus versus Bumblebee, Megatron, Decepticon beheadings and more!

Transformers The Last Knight, directed by Michael Bay, stars Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Frank Welker as Megatron, Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton, Laura Haddock as Vivian Wembley, Isabela Moner as Izabella and Josh Duhamel as William Lennox. The film opens in theaters June 23rd, 2017.

Check it out on Seibertron.com's Facebook page, Seibertron.com's YouTube channel or view the video below. Join our conversation about Transformers The Last Knight on Seibertron.com's forums here.

"When all seems lost, a few brave souls can save everything we’ve ever known."



Synopsis: "The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours."

Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage
Date: Sunday, March 26th 2017 11:13pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

As many of you know by now, a small group of us were treated to an amazing experience courtesy of Paramount, Michael Bay, Bay Films and IMAX. It was an amazing experience to literally sit right next to Michael Bay in his studio while he was going through his computer files to find clips from Transformers: The Last Knight that he wanted to show us. The experience seemed way too familiar, much like one of us going over to one of our friends houses to show each other Transformers from our collections or showing something other coveted prized possession.

(Side note: I did my best to keep my eye on the file names on his monitor for some massive spoiler, but unfortunately didn't see anything more revealing than the footage we were shown or that has been seen in trailers ... I tried though!)

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Michael Bay casually revealed to us in his office that Steven Spielberg, the legend himself, was involved on some level with the story aspect of The Last Knight, which I don't think has happened since the first movie. We weren't told much about his involvement, which Bay brought up matter-of-factly, but I got the impression that Spielberg was involved at least during the process with the writers room on some level. For how long? I don't know, but it was nice to know that he was once again involved with the storyline aspect of the Transformers film franchise.

The footage we were shown opens in the middle of an epic battle during Medieval Times, waged by two opposing forces. Bayhem literally begins from the moment the movie starts. If it's going to be a film directed by Michael Bay, we might as well embrace the Bayhem and enjoy the ride. Earlier in the day, while we were at Bay Films, Michael Bay showed us some behind the scenes footage of this opening sequence that was really cool to see. There's a pivotal human character, none other than Merlin, who was rather entertaining and fun to watch. The dragon Transformer that was seen in previous trailers is simply massive and the scene where he is flying near the cliff has been completed more (such as a moment where his wing splashes into the water). The dragon Transformer is the secret weapon, or one of the weapons, used to turn the tide for the "good" guys during the initial battle. After the battle, we are shown the Knights of the Roundtable accompanied by the Cybertronian Knights.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

The entire Medieval Times battle sequence is some of what Michael Bay does best ... massive epic battles, beautiful scenery, all-out action, and humor. Wait until you see some of these shots on IMAX screens. It was a spectacular setup for what looks to be an extremely exciting movie. If anything, The Last Knight appears to be the ultimate culmination of Michael Bay working on the Transformers franchise for at least 12 years.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

One of the things I'm most excited about that Bay stressed multiple times, is that this is a real 3D movie. The Last Knight was shot with specialized 3D cameras. He stressed adamantly that the best way to see The Last Knight will be in 3D on an IMAX screen. This is the real deal, unlike other Hollywood films where the 3D experience is done in post production. The film has been made with the IMAX 3D viewing experience in mind. He sold me on the idea while we were at Bay Films, especially after seeing this sneak peek at IMAX Headquarters. The scenes we were shown looked beautiful in a very dramatic and eye-catching way that fans should come to expect from Michael Bay.

A group of 4 boys who are at the destroyed Football Stadium, transitions to Canopy protecting Izabella (Isabela Moner) and her friends, Canopy is all that Izabella has left after her family was lost during the Chicago battle, Bumblebee and Cade saves the day. Canopy is a tertiary character who seemed to literally transform into a junk covered "canopy", or shelter, to provide protection to Izabella and the boys from the Movie Trailer exploring the destroyed football stadium. Transformers seem to be a regular thing on Earth now.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

We also got to see a few extended scenes between Cade and Grimlock at the Junkyard, which I presume is owned by or worked at by Cade. If you were hoping to see Grimlock be the Autobot Leader type we all know him to rightfully be, it doesn't seem that we will be seeing him in that capacity here, at least not in the scenes that I saw. A new human friend or co-worker of Cade is introduced to us, who I think is played by Jerrod Carmichael, though I didn't get his character's name. I rather liked his character, he seemed to provide a way for the audience to connect more with what has been thrust upon these characters. A very tense and action packed chase scene unfolds with Cade, Izabella, and Jerrod Carmichael's character being chased by flying drones that look kind of like miniature Tie Fighters. I don't know or can't remember if these are TRF drones, but I'm assuming they are. At some point they encounter Cogman in an elevator, while trying to escape the drones. A drone attacks Cade, smashing him out of the glass window in the elevator, which leads to some pretty tense moments as our hero attempts to survive his fall. Eventually on the ground, Cogman introduces himself, Crosshairs and Bumblebee enter the scene, Cogman shows that he's pretty badass despite being shorter than an average human.

When Bumblebee and Cade Yeager approach the castle (house?) of Sir Edmond Burton (Anthony Hopkins), they are "accidentally" attacked by an old, senile tank Transformer from WWI era. After brief introductions and an apology from Sir Edmond Burton, Burton says something along the lines of "You want to know why the Transformers keep coming to Earth, don't you?" Implying that he seems to know why. Shortly thereafter, a much reluctant Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock) is brought to Burton's castle via Hot Rod.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Here's a teaser for you guys that I'm sure longtime Transformers fans will appreciate, despite the different twist: so apparently Cogman is a Headmaster. Anthony Hopkins even called him so in the footage we saw. Michael Bay told us at Bay Studios that he was a Headmaster, and when asked to clarify, Bay said that Cogman rips off other Transformers heads and then becomes their head. I'm not sure if this was something I am supposed to talk about or not, but I think it's something that Transformers fans will really appreciate, especially with the current popularity of Titans Return. So, a slightly different twist on the concept, but a Headmaster nonetheless apparently. We didn't see footage of Cogman actually doing this, however. Voice actor for Cogman is the butler guy from Dowton Abbey.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Megatron and the Decepticons were missing from the footage we saw, minus their appearances in some carryover scenes from previous TLK trailers that were shown at the end of this footage montage. I suggested to Michael Bay that the footage be altered to include Megatron, so hopefully the final version of this CinemaCon footage will include some of Megatron and/or the Decepticons. However, if it doesn't, I'm assuming that is intentional because of the current marketing spin shown in this lithograph poster we received that includes the saying "Every Legend Has Its Secret", and shows the symbol from the sword melting into the Decepticon symbol. As with previous Transformers films, I'm assuming "The Last Knight" will have an alternate meaning than what most of us suspect or it will have a double meaning alluding to multiple plot scenarios.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

We got to see more scenes of the Ospreys, underwater scenes, shots of the "horns" (which is what they were referred to in concept art we were shown by Bay), and more. I don't know what everything is leading toward. I can't get over that I saw 20 minutes of various clips and yet, thanks to some clever editing, the plot wasn't revealed. I don't know what the horns are, I don't know what's going on with the moon, I don't know what's dragging through Earth's atmosphere and, most importantly, I still don't know what the heck is going on with Optimus Prime or what the "Last Knight" refers to specifically.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

As I said earlier, the movie seems very "big", very epic. The stakes seem much higher in this film. It's all building to something really big, which will serve as a launchpad for the Transformers Movie universe going forward. We've only got less than 3 months to go before Transformers The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23rd so all shall be revealed very soon!

Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline
Date: Sunday, March 19th 2017 7:39pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Site Articles
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Megatron truly appears to be the star of the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline with a toy in nearly every class, and the vast majority of them being new molds with his new cybertronian jet mode. This is a stark contrast compared to the rest of the line where most other characters are keeping their previous forms making them have several recycled molds representing them. So, we thought of breaking down the different options you will have for Megatron in The Last Knight toyline along with a description and price point for each when available.


ONE STEP FIGURE

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Note how the wings are not deployed in jet mode and his feet are not lowered in robot mode. Meaning that, as is often the case, there is more than just one step to o with this one step:

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

KNIGHT ARMOR TURBO CHANGER FIGURE
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

It turns out we saw this figure at toyfair from the very begining but since he didnt have his big mask gimmick on, it was not obvious.

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

LEGION CLASS FIGURE
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $6.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

DELUXE FIGURE

There is still very little info on this figure. The shared gimmick of decodable glyphs with the cross sell figures, package leaks, unaccounted for in any list of mainline products and not listed in the official deluxe assortment listing from hasbro leads us to believe that it is part of a store exclusive subline.

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

PREMIER EDITION VOYAGER CLASS FIGURE
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

PREMIER EDITION LEADER CLASS FIGURE
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

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