Can't get enough buzz about the soon to be released Bumblebee movie? Dolby Cinema has got you covered with their new EXCLUSIVE movie poster! You can check out Dolby's post on their Facebook page by following this link. You should be able to spot this poster in person at theatres across the United States equipped with Dolby Cinema technology.
The poster itself shows Bumblebee looming large in the background, with his new co-star, Hailee Steinfeld, front and center, portraying Charlie Watson, the latest teen/young adult to represent the human heart of the Transformers saga. John Cena of WWE fame, turning in a performance as the new human antagonist to Bumblebee, Jack Burns of Sector Seven, can be seen standing with weapon at the ready, flanked by two of the new Decepticons for the film, Shatter (red) and Dropkick (blue), in their robot modes. Finally, a couple of fighter jets can be seen flying over the Golden Gate bridge to the right.
One of them is likely Blitzwing, who we learned quite early on was the character we assumed was Starscream when the first teasers for Bumblebee dropped earlier this year. We don't know who the other jet might be, though. Is THAT Starscream? We know he's making an appearance in the "Flashback on Cybertron" portion of the movie. Could it just be a generic Decepticon grunt? Could it be a Sector Seven vehicle? Or is it just artistic license?
We'll find out soon enough when Bumblebee finally hits theatres on December 21! How will YOU be experiencing the Bumblebee movie? Join the Buzz and let us know in the comments below! As always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest news on all things Transformers!
We're comin' in hot! Off Amazon.com, we have new listings, as well as official stock images showing these new toys, Bumblebee Mission Vision Bumblebee and Shatter! We know these new toys are called "Mission Vision" due to another Amazon.com listing with the name 'Transformers Tra MV6 Mission Vision Figure AST" that uses the same Bumblebee image. Speaking of, the new figures appear to be simplistic toys that can easily transform into their alternate modes. The big gimmick is they have a lens through it's chest in robot mode, which may be 3x magnifier (judging from the box) or a decoder, similar to The Last Knight Reveal the Shield toys.
The is a lot coming down the Cyberverse pipeline and with the current idea of having several toys of different sizes/classes for the same characters, it can get very confusing, especially sicne there is no sense of scale in these images. So we will break it down for you. All images came from listings on Amazon Australia.
Below you will find images of:
One Steps: Bumblebee, Prowl, Megatron, Optimus Prime
Warrior: Soundwave, Prowl and Hotrod. All of these deue sized toys have action features, such as Hotrod's flip out flames and Lazerbeak coming out of Soundwave's chest.
Ultra: Optimus Prime and Slipstream. These are voyager sized.
Ultimate: Bumblebee. This is leader sized. He has a great looking alt mode.
Following on from the story yesterday, Hasbro has opened the first round of voting to decide which classic G1 toy is reissued in sprint 2020 at Walmart. Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, Sabrblade, for bringing this to your attention! The first round is Perceptor vs Astrotrain, with presumably Thundercracker vs Skywarp being the second round. Follow this link to take part in the vote (Instagram or Facebook account required to vote).
Which do you want to see on the shelves again? Have you already voted? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
With Bumblebee getting praise from critics and fans alike, Paramount and Hasbro are both looking to continue the live action film franchise and not waste a minute. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has provided us with the very first details for the next Transformers film. You can read the quotes he gave to Slash Film below, but the major take away is that the next film will be a BIG Transformers film rather than a smaller character based film, and while it will be going a different direction than where the Michael Bay movies left us (i.e. probably no Unicron), it will not be a full on reboot. The fact that we get both appearances of Simmons and Bumblebee's Camaro mode in the Bumblebee movie is proof enough that what came before will not be fully ignored going forward, but the goal is still to give fans something new.
Take that as you will. Oh and Lorenzo also states clearly why he is not a fan of Unicron (which may give us a hint as to why the only live action TF film to have Unicron was the worst in the series so far).
“Reboot, I always hate that word because for one, I’m not sure I really understand what it means.” “We are going to do another big Transformers movie. It is going to be different than the ones that we’ve done before.”
“It’s not like we look at the elements of what we did before and go, ‘Well, let’s not do this’ or ‘Let’s not do that'.” “It’s more about how do you evolve the experience for the fans. Let the fan have a new experience.”
“When we did the first movie, at first there was a lot of pushback that we weren’t doing it the way it was done before." “My feeling was always that if we’d done it, you would’ve gone, ‘Well, I’ve already seen it.’ So how do you evolve things forward is I think the hardest thing because you’ve got to retain why people love it, but at the same time if you give them the same experience, they’re going to be bored with it.”
“Okay, I’m going to be controversial.” “I’m not a fan of Unicron. It’s too big. It’s so big it’s beyond any sort of relatable thing I think, for me personally. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to be in the series someday. I don’t know that I’ve thought much about it honestly because we’ve been focused on this movie.”
“I think we’ve learned something in this movie about tone that I would think the next big Transformers movie is going to have.” “It’s not like we’re going to copy it but we’ve learned something. There’s more freedom than I think we originally thought in terms of what we can do.”
MP-44 is stated for a release in August and comes with a whole host of accessories including Starscreams head so you can replicate scenes from the G1 cartoon episode "Megatron's Master Plan". Also included are three human figures representing Sparkplug, Spike and Carly.
Are you looking forward to this release? Or are you still on the fence? Does this video do anything to sway your opinion? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
For those of you who have been on the fence about the Transformers vintage G1 Hot Rod reissue action figure available exclusively at Walmart, now might be your best chance to get one for your collection. Hot Rod is currently available on Walmart.com for a mere $14.97, about 50% off of the original $29.84 MSRP. Special thanks to fellow Seibertronian boyatlarge for sharing this information with us.
This Autobot Hot Rod figure comes with photon laser cannons and converts between racecar and robot modes in 6 steps. Clip out and save the on-box tech specs to share, then see how this figure compares to other heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons (each sold separately).
Change from Racecar to Robot
Recreation of 1986 Release
Experience the figures that started it all. This Transformers: Vintage G1 Autobot Hot Rod figure is designed like the original G1 version -- including figure styling, packaging, and art inspired by the 1986 G1 release, plus classic tech specs and accessories. (Re)start a vintage Transformers collection with this Autobot Hot Rod figure!
Thanks to TonTon Reviews on Youtube and a heads up from Seibertronian What's Crackin'?, we have a pair of nice video reviews for the upcoming Transformers Studio Series deluxe class Barricade and Sideswipe!
Starting with Barricade, we have a nice look at the figure that utilizes some of the transformation tricks his MPM self had, and we also see that his chest is mostly real car parts in robot mode, with only the center moving out of the way to allow for the angry chest slant. He is also unique in that he is a Barricade figure that ends up with the hood as the outside piece of his back complete with a bumper-butt.
Up next, we have a nice look at Sideswipe, based on his Dark of the Moon form. The toy switches back to having the movie accurate rear end of the car become the chest (something the Dark of the Moon deluxe did not do), and he comes with a pair of blasters and a fair of detachable swords that peg into his hands. He is also the first Sideswipe figure to actually have the sides of his chest (the rear fenders and tail lights) slant in in a movie accurate style.
Check out the reviews below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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W-01 Dirty Man by Toywolf transforms from a toilet to robot and back and features accessories such as two samurai swords, toilet paper, plunger and more. Figure stands approximately 12CM/4.8" tall in robot mode and scales with 6" figures. Preorder here:
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