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Cybertron Optimus Prime and Wing Saber Costco Exclusive: Image and Bio

Transformers News: Cybertron Optimus Prime and Wing Saber Costco Exclusive: Image and Bio
Date: Wednesday, July 26th 2006 12:01pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Press Releases
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): UltraPrimal, Hasbro.com

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Hasbro.com have updated their Transformers content to include an inpackage image, bio and product information for of the forthcoming Costco Exclusive Cybertron Optimus Prime and Wing Saber 2-pack.

The product information and bio read as follows:

Optimus Prime and Wing Saber Costco Exclusive

This special two-pack is available only at Costco beginning in early September for a suggested retail price of $35.99. It includes TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON Leader Class OPTIMUS PRIME and Ultra Class WING SABER along with a DVD of TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON Episode 30: “United.” In this episode, OPTIMUS PRIME and WING SABER link to form Sonic Wing Mode for the first time during the series.

During the desperate final battle to destroy UNICRON nearly ten years ago, WING SABER and OPTIMUS PRIME became fast friends. It was there, within the depths of the planet-sized UNICRON that they first discovered their ability to combine into the powerful Sonic Wing Mode.

Since then, the two warriors have grown apart. OPTIMUS PRIME is a born leader, committed to leading the AUTOBOTS on CYBERTRON and trying to build a new peace. He never quite got used to his friend's cavalier attitude towards rules, but when WING SABER rejoined the AUTOBOTS for the fight against GALVATRON, no one was more glad to see him than OPTIMUS PRIME. Visit the Transformers Character Bios section for more character details and technical data on OPTIMUS PRIME and WING SABER.

Each character features lights and sounds and comes with a CYBER PLANET KEY that reveals hidden features.


Click here to see the page with image at Hasbro.com

Hasbro 2nd Quarter Profit drops slightly, still on track.

Transformers News: Hasbro 2nd Quarter Profit drops slightly, still on track.
Date: Monday, July 24th 2006 9:48am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Press Releases
Posted by: AutobotJazz | Credit(s): Associated Press

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The Associated Press has announced that Hasbro reported that their second quarter profits have fallen eight percent when compared to the same period from last year on Monday. Revenue was $527.8 million in three months ending July 2nd from $572.4 million a year ago. The drop in profit was 5 cents a share from $27.1 milion, compared to $29.5 million a year ago. The profit drop has mainly occurred from an expected drop in sales from Star Wars lines. Other Hasbro staples such as Transformers, GI Joe, Playskool and Nerf all brought in increaed profits. President and CEO of Hasbro Alfred J. Verrecchia says that the company is "on track" for the full-year results despite the small drop in profit and revenue.

Sony reveals animated TFTM 2-Disc set special features and updates website!!!

Transformers News: Sony reveals animated TFTM 2-Disc set special features and updates website!!!
Date: Thursday, July 20th 2006 6:31pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News, Press Releases
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Matrix_Prime and Transformersthemoviedvd.com

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Sony has updated the website for Transformer: The Movie 20th Anniversary DVD, Transformersthemoviedvd.com. Sony has added all new sections to the website. It now has links for Artwork, Transmisions, Upcoming Promotions and Contests, Downloads, Special Features, and Multimedia. They have also revealed the full cover for the 20th Anniversary DVD which can bee seen here. The Special Features listed on the site are:

(Click on the image below to view a 600 pixel wide version of cover)
Animated Transformers MovieBrilliantly remastered and color-corrected!
Limited Edition 2-DVD set!
New 16 x 9 widescreen version
Exclusive interviews and commentaries


Here's Sony's full press release which details all of the features on this 2-Disc DVD set:

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SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SPECIAL FEATURES LINE-UP
FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED 2-DISC COLLECTION:


TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD




Ultimate TRANSFORMERS Limited Edition DVD To Feature Three Versions Of Film; Commentary Tracks and Interviews; Sneak Peak At Next Summer's Major Motion Picture Event; And Much More



Legendary Artist Don Figueroa Crafts Exclusive New "Transforming" Cover Art For This DVD




New York, New York, July 21, 2006 - SONY BMG Music Entertainment will help usher in the next phase of TRANSFORMERS mania as it unveils the specifics of its November 7th release of TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD. Since announcing the title in June, fans have been clamoring for more details ­ nearly as much as Decepticons clamor for Energon ­ and they will not be disappointed. Sony BMG Home Entertainment has gone to painstaking lengths to put together the ultimate package that will surely appeal to the huge, passionate and multi-generational TRANSFORMERS fan base.

For the 20th anniversary edition, Sony BMG Home Entertainment completely re-mastered and color-corrected the film and will present Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the star-studded Autobots and Decepticons in true splendor through three distinct versions:

  • 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN PRESENTATION ­ which has not been seen anywhere since the movie was in theaters 20 years ago.

  • AUTOBOT MATRIX OF KNOWLEDGE PRESENTATION ­ Truly showcasing the pop culture phenomenon that is THE TRANSFORMERS, SONY BMG has created a special version of the film for the DVD release. The Autobot Matrix of Knowledge will feature trivia and fun facts about the movie itself, the TRANSFORMERS brand, and the pop culture references in which TRANSFORMERS has been spoofed/tributed. Approximately 100 fun facts will show up on screen throughout the movie. Many of the factoids were provided by fans through a special DVD site created by Sony BMG to solicit input -- marking the first time that the huge TRANSFORMERS fan base has ever been asked to participate in the creation of a TRANSFORMERS home entertainment release.

  • FULL SCREEN EDITION

Adding to the excitement for this DVD, Sony BMG Home Entertainment has partnered with Paramount Pictures to provide a behind-the-scenes sneak peak at next summer's highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS live action movie event. The special feature segment on the DVD will include comments from Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg who share their vision and passion for TRANSFORMERS.




TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will take viewers even more inside this cult favorite than ever before through all-new interviews and first-time-ever commentary tracks. Exclusive new interviews with director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille and Sue Blu, the voice of fan-favorite Arcee, are included in this fantastic new special edition DVD.



To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS. After careful consideration and preparation, Sony BMG has scoured the archives for the best TRANSFORMERS-related footage available, and the DVD will include the original commercials for the toy line and movie -- allowing viewers to see how and where the phenomenon began.




Beyond the actual DVD content, Sony BMG Home Entertainment is expanding the DVD's collectibility to the packaging itself. The company has commissioned fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa to create the imagery for a special "transforming" cover. Through his much-heralded work with TRANSFORMERS, Don's art brings to life the characters so many have grown to love. With Optimus Prime appropriately situated in a position of prominence on the cover, the Autobot leader is joined by Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream, Blaster and more of the most popular TRANSFORMERS characters on the first image of the special "transforming" cover.




TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush. The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will take viewers even more inside this cult favorite than ever before through all-new interviews and first-time-ever commentary tracks. Exclusive new interviews with director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille and Sue Blu, the voice of fan-favorite Arcee, are included in this fantastic new special edition DVD.

To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS. After careful consideration and preparation, Sony BMG has scoured the archives for the best TRANSFORMERS-related footage available, and the DVD will include the original commercials for the toy line and movie -- allowing viewers to see how and where the phenomenon began.

Beyond the actual DVD content, Sony BMG Home Entertainment is expanding the DVD's collectibility to the packaging itself. The company has commissioned fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa to create the imagery for a special "transforming" cover. Through his much-heralded work with TRANSFORMERS, Don's art brings to life the characters so many have grown to love. With Optimus Prime appropriately situated in a position of prominence on the cover, the Autobot leader is joined by Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream, Blaster and more of the most popular TRANSFORMERS characters on the first image of the special "transforming" cover.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush. The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.

Sony to unveil new "transforming" artwork for TFTM 20th anniversary DVD

Transformers News: Sony to unveil new "transforming" artwork for TFTM 20th anniversary DVD
Date: Friday, July 7th 2006 10:38am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): SONY BMG Entertainment

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SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS SNEAK PEEK AT NEWLY-COMMISSIONED TRANSFORMING ARTWORK FOR TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD COVER

Image to be Revealed Piece-By-Piece On Website Beginning July 7th

SONY BMG To Discuss Special Edition DVD At Comic-Con July 20th


New York, New York, July 7, 2006 — The home entertainment group of SONY BMG Music Entertainment today announced that beginning July 7th, fans who log on to www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com will be able to catch a sneak peek of the limited edition, “transforming” artwork for the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD. The DVD is due to hit retail November 7, 2006.

TRANSFORMERS fans are in for a treat as this never-before-seen, specially-commissioned, TRANSFORMERS artwork will begin to appear before their very eyes on the official Web site of the DVD. After the initial piece to the puzzle is revealed online, more pieces from this one-of-a-kind art will be periodically placed on the site, leading up to the unveiling of the first full image from the transforming art at Comic-Con International 2006 on Thursday, July 20th. SONY BMG will also reveal other special features from the DVD at Comic-Con.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush.

For more information on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERStheMovieDVD.com



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About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

CybCon 2006 Preregistration Now Live

Transformers News: CybCon 2006 Preregistration Now Live
Date: Thursday, June 22nd 2006 1:39pm CDT
Category: Press Releases
Posted by: Darth Bombshell | Credit(s): ViceGripX

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ViceGripX has sent the News Crew the following Press Release in regards to the upcoming CybCon 2006 event.

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Greg Gaub and his merrymakers are at it again this year, hosting The Cybertronian Conference of 2006, the Pacific Northwest's own Unofficial Transformers Collectors Convention. You can call it CybCon 2006 for short. Continuing the tradition of a bigger show each year than the last one, CybCon 2006 will take place in a REAL convention hall, in a REAL city. Come September 2nd by 10am, get thee to the King Oscar Motel and Convention Center Tacoma at 8820 and 8726 South Hosmer, Tacoma, Washington 98444, or be a tetrahedron!

CybCon 2006 will cover a vast 75'x39' room, pushing 3000 square feet of Transformer collecting fun! As always, there will be dealers, contests, games, videos, and fun for all ages. This year we're adding Kid categories for the contests, an area for Transformers art, and another area to show off prized collection pieces.

CybCon's special guest this year is Rabid Squirrel Productions' Hal Zucati. Hal will be there selling RSP products at heavy discount such as assembled CyberFembots for $100 and kits for $50, assembled Ancients for $50 and kits for $25, and even CyberTron Bumblebee kits! These deals are too good to miss, but that's not all! RSP has chosen CybCon 2006 to debut the prototype for the CyberFemJets! Be one of the first to lay eyes on the actual toy that will be produced for this new line! Best of all, Hal will be donating an RSP product for a CybCon prize, so if you come, you might go home with an RSP model for free!

Everything you need to know to register for CybCon 2006 can be found here: http://www.ggaub.com/tf/cybcon2k6.html.

New Sony BMG Press Release regarding Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary DVD

Transformers News: New Sony BMG Press Release regarding Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary DVD
Date: Wednesday, June 21st 2006 3:14pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Seibertron

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SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT REACHING OUT TO TRANSFORMERS FANS TO CONTRIBUTE "FUN FACTS" FOR INCLUSION ON TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD.

Icons OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON Star in Special Edition DVD to Hit Retail Shelves This Holiday Season

New York, New York, June 21, 2006 - The home entertainment group of SONY BMG Music Entertainment is reaching out to TRANSFORMERS fans around the world asking for their input on the TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD - to be released in November 2006.

Fans can log onto the official Web site www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com to submit "fun facts" or interesting trivia about the movie for possible inclusion on the DVD. Submissions of twelve words or less along with the movie scene or scenes they relate to, will be considered.

Visit www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com for more information and guidelines.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will tap into the huge, multi-generational TRANSFORMERS fan base. The special edition DVD will power into retail stores across North America in November 2006 -- just in time for the holiday gift giving season.

Packed with premium features, TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, an interactive game and collectible packaging. The film features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush.

For more information on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com

About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ...

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

From: Sony/BMG

Hasbro Strikes Licensing Deals To Elevate Core Toy and Game Properties

Transformers News: Hasbro Strikes Licensing Deals To Elevate Core Toy and Game Properties
Date: Tuesday, June 20th 2006 9:47am CDT
Categories: Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.hasbro.com

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Hasbro has given a press release regarding Hasbro Properties Group (HPG, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc.) and how they plan on elevating the proporties on a global scale amoungst other marketing leaders. The following has been taken from Hasbro's recent press release

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2006--Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), will arrive at Licensing 2006 International with new, ground-breaking licensing programs that raise the industry bar in key consumer products and lifestyle categories such as entertainment, direct-to-retail, digital gaming, and publishing. HPG will showcase its portfolio of coveted brands including PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, ACTION MAN A.T.O.M. ALPHA TEENS ON MACHINES, TONKA and MONOPOLY at the annual show on June 20-22, 2006 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

"We have an incredibly strong and diverse lineup of licensed programs coming to market in 2006 and beyond," said Jane Ritson-Parsons, president of the Hasbro Properties Group. "Our goal has been to identify and dominate key licensing channels that will further engrain our properties into the lifestyles of consumers of all ages around the world and we have certainly accomplished that by forging relationships with market leaders such as CVS Corporation, HarperCollins, Scholastic, American Greetings, Paramount Pictures, McDonald's, RealNetworks and Activision. Consumers can look forward to interacting with their favorite toy and game experiences in many exciting new ways this year."

TRANSFORMERS: COMING TO SCREENS OF ALL SIZES NEAR YOU

With 380 days remaining until the action-packed TRANSFORMERS movie by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures takes theaters by storm, HPG has inked several additional deals that will allow TRANSFORMERS to further invade every facet of fans' lives through a series of interactive entertainment licensing deals. Activision is on board to develop and globally distribute a TRANSFORMERS video game for next generation consoles, PC Windows and handheld platforms and Glu Mobile is signed on to bring a TRANSFORMERS mobile gaming experience to popular wireless handsets worldwide.

With more than 50 licensees signed to date, OPTIMUS PRIME and his fellow AUTOBOTS will also continue to battle their way onto IDW comic book pages, as well as kids' books from HarperCollins, watches from Seiko, greeting cards from American Greetings, and apparel from Drew Pearson and Fruit of the Loom in 2006.

Product & Lifestyle Categories on Display: Digital Media (Activision, Glu Mobile); Publishing (HarperCollins, IDW); Apparel/Accessories (Seiko, Drew Pearson, Fruit of the Loom).

SONY BMG press release regarding Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD

Transformers News: SONY BMG press release regarding Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD
Date: Tuesday, May 30th 2006 7:35am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): SONY BMG Entertainment

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SONY BMG Entertainment today is announcing the creation of the TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD, which will hit retail in November.

The DVD will be packed with exclusive special features to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the animated classic film, the DVD release is timed to the debut of a TRANSFORMERS Classics line of figures.

I have attached two images to this news post which follows the press release below. The images are courtesy of SONY BMG Entertainment.

The full press release announcement is below ...

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SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT USHERS IN A NEW ERA OF TRANSFORMERS-MANIA WITH TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD

Icons OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON Star in Special Edition DVD to Hit Retail Shelves This Holiday Season

New York, New York, May 30, 2006 - When MEGATRON said, “It’s over Prime,” he had it all wrong. This fall, the home entertainment group of SONY BMG Music Entertainment pulls out all the stops for the 20th Anniversary of the pop culture phenomenon and original theatrical release, TRANSFORMERS: The Movie with an explosive special edition DVD.

The new DVD marks the return of the out-of-this world animated big screen bonanza that catapulted the likes of OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, SOUNDWAVE and even the DINOBOTS into pop culture icons. The TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will be packed with premium features and behind-the-scenes footage developed with input by and for TRANSFORMERS fans across the country.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will tap into the huge, multi-generational TRANSFORMERS fan base. The special edition DVD will power into retail stores across North America in November 2006 -- just in time for the holiday gift giving season.

“The TRANSFORMERS franchise continues to thrive across multiple platforms, and we are excited to celebrate this pop culture phenomenon with a compelling new DVD tribute,” said Jim Wilson, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Home Entertainment for SONY BMG. “By teaming with TRANSFORMERS fans, we have developed an exclusive product with premium content and special features that will be sure to attract fans of all ages.”

The 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, interactive games and collectible packaging. The film features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush.

For more information on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com.

To coincide with the special edition DVD release, this fall Hasbro will pay a special tribute to the rich history captured in the saga that is MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE with the TRANSFORMERS Classics line of figures. Available in November 2006, these new figures will feature updated versions of the first generation of TRANSFORMERS (or “G1”), inspired by the look and spirit of the original figures and characters.

About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

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The images below are courtesy of SONY BMG Entertainment.

Transformers The Movie - Special Edition DVD

Transformers The Movie - Special Edition DVD

Holloman Air Force Base Press Conference Report.

Transformers News: Holloman Air Force Base Press Conference Report.
Date: Monday, May 22nd 2006 9:50am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Press Releases
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.alamogordonews.com

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The Alamogordo Daily News has reported on a press conference given on the morning of May 19th by the Holloman Air Force Base, regarding the Paramount motion picture of the Transformers, which will start shooting today. It was not until May 19th that the Holloman Air Force Base could officially confirm their involvement with the film.

The article gives an account of the statements made by Lt. Col. David Moore, 49th Fighter Wing commander as her addressed the press.

"As you know, we have been working in collaboration with Dreamworks studios over thel ast month or two preparing to support them in filming a major Hollywood motion picture out here at Holloman ... we see this as a perfect opportunity to showcase all of the great capabilities ... our airmen in action, our base".

1st Lt. Christian Hodge, is the person who made the initial contact between the base and the movie possible.

"I first found out about the moving surfing around online. In July of last year I first read about it, thinking, 'Hey, jets that change into robots ... Air Force jets.' So I called over to the studio (Dreamworks), got a high ranking executive on the phone ... about two or three months ago we got a call from a location scout."

"These guys are working so hard," he said."It's a huge endeavor. This is the best choice because of White Sands ...Holloman itself has been so engaging, arms wide open to try to help them."


Army Lt. Col. Paul Sinor has been linked with public relations for the base's Department of Defense. Sinor had the following to say on why the choice was made for this base.

"The reason this was selected is "it's a realistic portrayal of what the military does". That's one of the first criteria of military support, it has to be a realistic portrayal of the military. So this film, even though its somewhat "science fiction," what the military does in this film is a realistic portrayal of actual Air Force and Army personnel. We've worked with the director, Michael Bay, on a film before -- "Pearl Harbor " -- so we understand how (Bay and his team) operates, he understands how the military operates. We have a very good relationship."

"There is no cost to the taxpayer for these films. If you see them flying this airplane on the film, whatever that airplane costs per hour, the production pays it. It does not cost the American taxpayer a dime. The military you see in the film working as extras, they're on leave on that day and they're paid by the production. So it's not that this is our regular work day, but instead of working for national defense we're playing soldiers and airmen in a movie."


For the complete article go here.

Press Release - The Intergalactic Forecast For July - The Transformers: Stormbringer

Transformers News: Press Release - The Intergalactic Forecast For July - The Transformers: Stormbringer
Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 6:26pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): IDW

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IDW Presents The TRANSFORMERS Return to CYBERTRON!

San Diego, CA (May 18, 2006)—The TRANSFOMERS make landfall on CYBERTRON this July with The TRANSFORMERS: Stormbringer. The whirlwind creative team that unleashed BEAST WARS: The Gathering, Simon Furman and Don Figueroa return the home world of the “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE” with gale force.

This is series that TRANSFORMERS fans have been clamoring for—cover-to-cover, no-holds-barred, giant robot action on an epic scale! So far, in The TRANSFORMERS: Infiltration, there have been tantalizing hints about the state of play elsewhere in the TRANSFOMERS universe. Now it is time to return to where it all began, CYBERTRON itself. A dark, dark chapter of the planet’s history is unlocked—a chapter that will impact the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the might of an unrelenting tempests.

“No UNICRON, no UNICRON. That was my mantra. Stormbringer had to be fresh, exciting and, most importantly, feature a ‘big bad’ that wasn’t the TRANSFORMERS franchise’s ever-reliable, planet devouring nemesis,” declares Stormbringer scribe Simon Furman. “But then, change and innovation have been the watchwords of the IDW TRANSFORMERS line, the intent always to create something fresh and accessible. That’s as true for Stormbringer as it is for Infiltration and the upcoming Escalation, and so… expect the unexpected, take nothing for granted. We’re back on CYBERTRON, sure, but boy have things changed… and not for the better. Expect big action, lots of giant robots and, yes, planet-shaking events. But no UNICRON.”

The TRANSFORMERS: Stormbringer #1, the first issue of an all-new TRANSFORMERS 4-issue miniseries, premieres in July 2006 with a 32-page full-color comic book with a suggested cover price of $2.99.

ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s Angel, and Konami’s Metal Gear Solid. IDW has films in development at Sony Pictures, Dimension Films, and Paramount Pictures.

ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP

The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro’s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

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