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Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Transformers News: Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Date: Sunday, June 25th 2017 4:49am CDT
Categories: Press Releases, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Walk of Fame

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Marginally related to Transformers, but still a pleasure to report on, we have the official press release for the Hollywood Walk of Fame 2018 - and one of the names is an old associate of the franchise since the 1986 animated movie!

In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic


Transformers News: Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star


Indeed, Weird Al Yankovic has been nominated for a star on the Walk, and should be attending a yet to be announced ceremony. Yankovic contributed the track Dare (to be Stupid) for the movie, then took over from Eric Idle as Wreck-Gar in the Transformers: Animated cartoon series.

Transformers News: Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star


EXCLUSIVE:
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WALK OF FAMER VIN DI BONA ANNOUNCE
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME CLASS OF 2018

HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 22, 2017 —A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, Thursday, June 22, 2017 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

The new selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. The live stream began at 2:15 p.m. PDT and was held at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offices.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” said Di Bona. “As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2018 becomes cemented one by one on the most famous sidewalk in the world!”

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana

In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin

In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic

In the category of RADIO: Steve Jones

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac



The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Promo Clip and Philippines Sighting

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Promo Clip and Philippines Sighting
Date: Sunday, June 25th 2017 4:38am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): generator_g1, TF FB

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And here is the official Transformers Facebook page, giving us a very very brief promotional stop motion clip for the upcoming Titans Return Titan class Decepticon space t-rex Trypticon! The clip is extremely brief, but after Australia, you may be pleased to hear that the Philippines have also started seeing the big box of dino appearing at retail, as Twitter's generator_g1 points out.



If you come across him in your neck of the woods, make sure to point it out in our Sightings Database, to help out fellow collectors on the hunt!


Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Promo Clip and Philippines Sighting

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Promo Clip and Philippines Sighting

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Promo Clip and Philippines Sighting

Video Review for Titan Class Trypticon Showing How to Avoid Breakage

Transformers News: Video Review for Titan Class Trypticon Showing How to Avoid Breakage
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 9:17pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): That Transformers Fan

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Titans Return Trypticon is the biggest toy release of the year and while we already have a gorgeous pictorial review, we have a video review for those who prefer videos. Plus it offers new things like highlighting breakage points and how to avoid them. This video was sent to us by Transformers fan Bishop Russ, who was hoping it would help.


The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 9:03pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Pete's Robot Convention

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Thanks to Pete's Robot Convention, we have many new images of the Botcon 2011 sets that never were, along with the TFSS 6.0 that never was! These many images show the process of making new Botcon toys and how there were many ideas that made it to the drawing board but never made it to the convention themselves. The images also show us what could have been the TFSS 6.0 set, among with was Override, Senator Ratbat, Shattered Glass Rodimus Prime, General Tankor, Thrust, and Jetstorm! Check out all the images below.

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

Transformers News: The Botcon Toys That Never Were: TFSS 6.0, Botcon 2011 Cancelled Ideas

New Interview with Jerrod Carmichael From Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: New Interview with Jerrod Carmichael From Transformers: The Last Knight
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 7:53pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter has published a new interview, this time with Jerrod Carmichael, who plays Jimmy in Transformers: The Last Knight. During the interview, Jerrod talks about how The Last Knight was a big learning experience, as he actually had to change a joke he had created because it would not translate well in other languages. He also talks about how money is a factor in bringing actors together, but how having the fun they did on set was also a good way to bring them together. He also refers to Sir Anthony Hopkins as "C-Hop" and Hopkins actually responds to it. Check out the full interview by following the link above, and catch a few snippets below.

118-degree heat in Arizona sounds like a pretty rough first day.

But it was nice because sometimes you feel so sterile in these sound stages, just standing around and holding green tea. We were sweating and running and it felt like a real experience. And Michael Bay is such a hands-on director — he’s sprinkling dirt on people’s faces and handling the smoke machine and the camera and the lights.

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Was there anything that you weren’t expecting about blockbuster filmmaking?

Running was a surprise. It was a great deal of running — and I mean long-distance running. Because there are helicopters capturing [the scene]. We are outside of Stonehenge and Mike’s on a bullhorn like "I need you run from over here to over there." And that’s just take one so he goes "Okay, do it again!" It’s truthfully the most I ever worked out before in my life.

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Has seeing Michael Bay at work inspired you to try filmmaking yourself?

Filmmaking is unique in that you craft everything around it — the lighting, the dialogue, the scenery, the perspective — and I’m infatuated with that now and it’s where a lot of my attention has been as of late. I think that now more than ever you have to be cautious of doing something because you can versus doing something because you can contribute to it. I am still figuring out exactly how I can contribute, as a director. But I want to make sure that in doing it it’s not just because I could, because that is not a good enough reason. You owe audiences more than that.

New Video from The Cybertronic Spree - Cybertronic Warrior

Transformers News: New Video from The Cybertronic Spree - Cybertronic Warrior
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 7:16am CDT
Categories: People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): The Cybertronic Spree

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Time for a break from all the movie news! The Cybertronic Spree (a hair metal band hailing from Iacon, Cybertron) have just released their first original rock anthem, Cybertronic Warrior, which you can check out below.



Thanks to The Cybertronic Spree and forum member Stuartmaximus for letting us know about this new track!

Let us know what you think of this new track on the forums!

You can also find out more about The Cybertronic Spree via their Website, Facebook page, Twitter or Google+

More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story

Transformers News: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 3:26am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Rumors, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): EW

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After the previous confirmation of the movie being set in the 1980s, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also teased Bumblebee's possible incarnation in the movie as the traditional G1 Volkswagen Beetle model - though obviously take it with as much salt as you can grab.

“You might even see a VW Bug,” Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura tells EW. “You never know.”


The producer also talked more about the story of the movie, and why now is the best time to work within the Paramount/Hasbro shared universe, name-dropping a couple of other toy franchises as he went.

“The interesting thing about doing a spin-off is it has to have some familiarity with the franchise, and then it has to have its own distinct qualities for it to stand on its own,” di Bonaventura says. After that, Paramount is trying to see if Transformers — and a few other Hasbro toy properties, like M.A.S.K. — can become part of an expanded universe.

Obviously, the Bumblebee film serves as a kind of prequel to the Bay movies.

“It’s the story of a 17-, 18-year-old girl who, through a series of events, she and Bumblebee find each other, and they make each other whole,” di Bonaventura said. “Bumblebee’s a very loving character. He’s got a lot of heart, so of course the idyllic life of these two is interrupted by the evil Decepticons. And how are they going to be able to deal with the problem without Optimus and without everybody else?”


The full piece can be found here, and is best served accompanied by this previous interview too!

Transformers News: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story

Takara Tomy Transformers The Last Knight Golden Shield Exclusive

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers The Last Knight Golden Shield Exclusive
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 3:16am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Takara Tomy

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Via the official Takara Tomy Transformers website, we have news of a Transformers: The Last Knight exclusive to accompany your Optimus Prime figure: a gold chrome and blue version of the Age of Extinction Optimus Prime leader class toy! It'll be exclusive to certain stores, and in limited numbers, as of July 15. Check it out below!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers The Last Knight Golden Shield Exclusive

Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More

Transformers News: Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 3:08am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Loopaza Mega Store

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Thanks to Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook, we have high resolution scans of the collector magazine Figure King, featuring plenty of Transformers figures from The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee and a number of exclusive tie-ins with the movie, some of which we've seen before.

Most notably, we have some more TLK15 Calibur Optimus, TLK19 Leader Megatron, and a new Takara Tomy movie giveaway item (check the news shortly)! Take a look below, and head to the respective threads to join the conversation.

Hi-Res Scan Figure King No. 233 Transformers

This month Japanese Hobby Magazine Figure King covering news regarding the coming up Japanese exclusive TLK-15 Calibur Optimus Prime, Leader Class TLK-19 Megatron and other The Last Knight figures.

Also there is final product of MPM-3 Bumblebee and the LG series and more.


Transformers News: Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More

Transformers News: Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More

Transformers News: Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More

Transformers News: Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More

Transformers News: Figure King 233 Scans - Transformers: The Last Knight, Legends, Masterpiece, More

Transformers: The Last Knight Seemingly Strong in International Box Office

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Seemingly Strong in International Box Office
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 3:01am CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Deadline

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Initial reports for the Transformers: The Last Knight box office numbers are starting to roll in, looking at China, but also the likes of Australia, Korea, Russia, Indoesia and a number of European scenes (bar the UK). Check out more information here and below!

Rolling out in 41 overseas markets this weekend, Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight has clocked an estimated $85M through Friday, according to the studio. That includes $47.9M (RMB 330.76M) from China which, in that market, is 69% above Transformers: Age Of Extinction’s June 27, 2014 bow in local currency. Par puts the opening day for Last Knight at No. 3 for an import ever in the Middle Kingdom (including Thursday’s midnight shows). The debut sets the film on track for a $100M+ weekend launch there.

Elsewhere, the $37.1M made up in other markets appears to be a mix of some Thursday openings (Korea) and those markets that bowed today, although it was not clear on how they break down in all cases.

The 5th installment in the $3.8B worldwide grossing franchise, and Michael Bay’s last turn at the helm, hit Korea with $2M in previews on Wednesday, followed by $1.4M from 1,711 screens on Thursday and $1.9M today. That lifts the cume there to $5.3M through Friday. Korea on the last Transformers was ultimately the No.3 market.

In 2014, Transformers 4’s first China day came in around $30M. That film was made under a co-operation agreement and shot locally. Transformers 5 has a local marketing partner in Wanda (owner of the most screens in the Middle Kingdom) with Weying Technology and Huahua also investing. Bay and the team traveled last week to a premiere in Guangzhou. Chinese singer Jason Zhang, who performed a promotional song for the film, was also in attendance.

All markets reporting (which does not include the UK) came in at No. 1. Rounding out the Top 10 bows after China and Korea through Friday are Russia at $2.8M on 2,460 screens, followed by Indonesia with $1.1M from 255 dates for the biggest Paramount launch day ever (the cume is $2.3M so far); Malaysia ($845K at 145 dates); Australia (2-day total $1.5M); Germany ($978K including previews on 828 screens); the Philippines with $919K on 503; Thailand at $715K including previews; and Hong Kong at $504K after Day 1 at No. 1.

The Last Knight is bypassing such markets as France and Spain this week, as well as waiting for Latin America to rumble with Bumblebee later on the calendar.

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