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RUMOR??? More Human Characters Casting News?

Transformers News: RUMOR??? More Human Characters Casting News?
Date: Sunday, April 13th 2008 12:13pm CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Rumors, People News, Editorials
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): moldavite

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In addition to the previously reported casting requests, Seibertron.com's own moldavite has found a new article with possible additions to the cast, including "Sam's older brother". Be reminded that this information has not been confirmed as of posting time.



http://spoilertv-movies.blogspot.com/20 ... ers-2.html

In additional to the human characters reported on IESB earlier, this website has listed some added human characters:

Head of Sector 7
60s, female, aggressive and no-nonsense leader of a secret government agency & speaks with sass;

NASA Shuttle Pilot
Early 30s, male, Caucasian, African-American, Asian or East Indian, intelligent and sarcastic. Most gifted pilot NASA's ever had;

Murray
40s, a NASA IT tech, spastic and brilliant, he's capable of breaking down and reassembling the world's most complex computer;

Sam's Ex-Girlfriend
Late Teens-Early 20s, cute and cerebral, a total arty girl that leads her own punk band;

Eric Witwicky
Early 30s, Caucasian, Sam’s much older brother. A stiff and pedantic personal injury attorney. Loves money and having more of it than everyone else. Supporting Lead;

Funeral Director
50s, male, spacey yet kind-hearted funeral director that buries Simmons. Can't help but put his foot in his mouth every chance he gets;

MJ
19-25, Sam's RA. Third year college student studying bio-chem. Stuffy and stiff lipped, he's a hater of all things fun;

President of Uganda
Meets with US Special Forces to give them access to his land;

Leroy Mason
Late 30s-Early 40s, super tall ex-basketball player turned business man. Bumps into Sam to give him advice;

Basketball Player
19-25, tall, well built athlete who will be asked to participate in scrimmage basketball game.

Source: SpoilerTV

Transformers the Movie - All Spark 4 Socket USB Hub

Transformers News: Transformers the Movie - All Spark 4 Socket USB Hub
Date: Friday, April 11th 2008 1:38pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Movie Related News, Digital Media News, Editorials
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Robinson

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Transformers merchandise keeps rolling out with this new edition to the mix. A 4 socket USB hub that can connect to your PC.

Product Description:

The All Spark was very prominent in the Transformers movie, with it’s ability to make objects into Transformers. Now it can transform your computer connections. Access 4 devices through it and it speaks All Spark phrases as they engage - “We must protect the All Spark Cube” etc, works straight from your computer no mains cable needed.

The Allspark USB Hub is expected to hit Preorder by August 29th, 2008. Priced at £17.99.

EDIT: Direct link and pic added.

Allspark USB Hub


Spotlight Grimlock: 5 Page preview!!!

Transformers News: Spotlight Grimlock: 5 Page preview!!!
Date: Friday, April 11th 2008 10:46am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Digital Media News, Editorials
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Denton J. Tipton, IDW Publishing

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IDW Publising's Transformers editor Denton J. Tipton was nice enough to update his blog with a sneek peek into the upcoming Grimlock spotlight comic. Spotlight Grimlock is set for release on April 23rd.

You can see the 5 page preview on Denton's blog at From the Tip.

The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: Energon

Transformers News: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: Energon
Date: Monday, March 17th 2008 6:25pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles, Collectables, Editorials
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Seibertron's own Counterpunch has started a series of articles on how we, Transformers fans "have it good".

This series of articles will focus on what was good about certain toy lines of figures, focusing on the positive, rather than the negative.

In his third article, Counterpunch discusses all that was good and right with the Superlink/Energon series.

Let me take you back to 2004 briefly to the day I saw the first pictures of Transformers Energon Toys. “Those look terrible. I’m not buying that crap with its stupid clear weapons.”

Then I went to Wal-Mart and saw them putting out the display pallet for Energon. Ten minutes later I had picked out all the best paint app figures and was on my way into nearly two years of bitter frustration. I loved every minute of it.

Before talking about the toys, I want everyone to understand something about the Energon line, especially you new ‘movie’ people…This was, by far, the most difficult, evil set of TF toys to find in retail, ever. Concept Bumblebee you say? F’ your Bumblebee. Find me an Energon Grimlock and Swoop.


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The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: Armada

Transformers News: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: Armada
Date: Monday, March 10th 2008 5:25pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Seibertron's own Counterpunch has started a series of articles on how we, Transformers fans "have it good".

This series of articles will focus on what was good about certain toy lines of figures, focusing on the positive, rather than the negative.

In his second article, Counterpunch discusses all that was good and right with the Micron Legend/Armada series.

The title alone brings with it a tide of discontent, disappointment, and overall dislike. Arguing for the high points in this line is like playing Devil’s Advocate. Childish, lacking articulation, and gimmick heavy, Armada is the whipping boy of modern Transformers lines. I have to admit, after being taken in by RiD, I was certainly taken back by Armada. Many of my early purchases of this line were actually due to boredom or just to buy something ‘fun’ (I was working a miserable, exhausting job as nighttime security for my University…). Needless to say, my first take on the toys, like many people who see them today for the first time, was not necessarily positive.

Interestingly enough, the line started to sell really well. Not only that, but there was a lot of hype and excitement around the series, much like Animated is causing today. There were people who were unhappy with this new series, but for the most part, those folks were able to get by on the new and exciting reissue G1 toys that were appearing from Takara. Hard to believe in a way, but Armada got less popular with collectors as time went by, where as most series toys seem to see a slow but steady gain in popularity.

Why take another look at this series? Do we really dislike these toys to the degree that popular opinion would suggest? I don’t think so... We all know the bad, I’m going to review some things which might just change your mind, well, that or have to justify to your girlfriend and/or wife why you are spending $40 on a Mini-con.


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The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID

Transformers News: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID
Date: Thursday, March 6th 2008 4:48pm CST
Categories: Reviews, Site Articles, Interviews, Editorials
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Seibertron's own Counterpunch has started a series of articles on how we, Transformers fans "have it good".

This series of articles will focus on what was good about certain toy lines of figures, focusing on the positive, rather than the negative.

In his first article, Counterpunch discusses all that was good and right with the Car Robots/Robots in Disguise series.


I'm going to start this conversation with RiD/Car Robots as the basis. Beast Wars was fine and good, but I think of Car Robots as the Preface to modern day Transformers both in style and substance.

When I first saw RiD, I was to put it mildly, blown away. This was everything I had hoped for in Transformers from when I was a kid. Detailed toys, great sculpting, TOYS THAT WERE ACCURATE TO THE SHOW, and a Train combiner! (how f’n cool was that? Seriously, I'm an American kid and we never got that before)

Then, I found out that these toys were complicated. Damn Sideburn is really hard to Transform. What's going on here? Prime and Magnus combine? Megatron is a frickin puzzle? This was way, way more than I remembered from my G1 days of flip the legs out, pull the arms, flip the head, you're done. These toys were engineered in a way that was asking for adult and older collectors to actually handle them. They looked great and were fun/tough to transform.


Counterpunch continues on with the article, which you can check out in full in the original thread, and please feel free to add your comments and thoughts on the topic in Counterpunch's original thread. Please remember that we are trying to keep these discussions positive, in relation to the articles.

The Counterpunch Files: "Insuring the safety of your collection"

Transformers News: The Counterpunch Files: "Insuring the safety of your collection"
Date: Saturday, January 12th 2008 5:13pm CST
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Seibertron's own Counterpunch has come back from a deep undercover mission with a report regarding the safety of your toys, and how to keep your collection safe from the threats of sunlight, smoke and even terrorists.

Firstly a word from our agent Counterpunch:

Hey gang. This is not my most cohesive article I've done, but there were a lot of topics I wanted to hit on and one major one to work towards. Hopefully you can forgive the flow and ask questions to expound on anything particular to you. This article is geared towards collectors with large or soon to be large collection as a wake up call. My goal was to have this serve as a note to stick in the back of everyone's head as their collections start to grow and the small difficulties of ownership start to catch up with them.

This is all from my personal experience, so of course results may vary.

Also, I've been asked on a few occasions about my interviews. Be assured that they aren't done. Hopefully one or two can get pulled together soon (PM me volunteers!). My goal is to do actual video interviews at BotCon. 8)

In the absence of anything witty to say (it's 3:15 am) understand that I will personally come to your door to discuss any "criticism" you might throw my way.


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