Transformers get a Thumbs Up!

Transformers get a Thumbs Up!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 9:21am CDT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

British gadget and novelty company Thumbs Up are celebrating as they have been secured the licence to produce Transformers the Movie light-up t-shirts, USB gadgets and Wheelie Glider shoe wheel attachments.

Set to hit the shops several weeks before the film’s launch in July, Thumbs Up’s licensed products feature logos and characters from the Transformers film, including the iconic Autobot and Decepticon insignias. These have graced t-shirts since Transformers debuted the first time around in the 1980s, but they’ve never been seen quite like this, as a light-up panel now brings these new t-shirts to illuminated life!

Speaking about the licence, Thumbs Up’s Business Development Director, Wojtek Kolan said: "We were delighted that Hasbro awarded us the ‘Transformers the Movie’ licence for our products. They were impressed with our unique and innovative technology and cutting edge designs. When we showed them the concepts, they were amazed!

"The team at Thumbs Up are very excited about the next few years, as we are set to take a revolutionary position in the gadget sector! Several major retail chains have already signed up to stock our Transformers lines, which will offer several unique selling points when compared to typical licensed items."

The Transformers products from Thumbs Up are set to be huge and are already causing a stir! When representatives of Thumbs Up attended a recent preview screening of footage from the movie wearing the light-up t-shirts, they couldn’t have got more attention, with journalists and Transformers fans alike asking about them.

The Thumbs Up office also received a flood of enquires about the t-shirts after this first public debut. Everyone wanted to know where they could buy them, and Empire magazine even put out a request on their website which said: "To the people in the light-up Transformers T-shirts: Where did you get those? We want them. Please email us."


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You can view more information about Thumbs Up by visiting their website at www.thumbsupuk.com.

Credit(s): Thumbs Up (UK)


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Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73007)
Posted by Ninja Sixshot on April 3rd, 2007 @ 9:28am CDT
wow. light up t-shirts. i probably wont get these
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73016)
Posted by Kayevcee on April 3rd, 2007 @ 9:38am CDT
At least you won't have to worry about getting run over.

-Nick
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73019)
Posted by Smoke Screen on April 3rd, 2007 @ 9:40am CDT
OMG, Did anyone else see the USB humping dog on the sidebar? I think I will be getting one of these!

Here's the link if you didnt see it:

http://www.thumbsupuk.com/products/USB- ... prodid=157
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73021)
Posted by Leonardo on April 3rd, 2007 @ 9:46am CDT
Good heavens, Ryan, soon you'll have to set up a Tacky Transformers Merchandise Forum!
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73030)
Posted by Maldroth on April 3rd, 2007 @ 10:22am CDT
tacky true but I may have to get one though it depends on how hard it is to wash.

It will make my non-TF fans groan when they see it :)
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73034)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on April 3rd, 2007 @ 10:25am CDT
Leonardo wrote:Good heavens, Ryan, soon you'll have to set up a Tacky Transformers Merchandise Forum!


Heck yeah, it's gonna be 1984 all over again. :-P
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73073)
Posted by City Commander on April 3rd, 2007 @ 11:26am CDT
Wheels on my shoes hey? THOSE could be useful...
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73119)
Posted by Brakethrough on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:06pm CDT
Fitting, people have been stepping on Wheelie for decades.
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73131)
Posted by Archanubis on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:17pm CDT
I've never understood the attraction of a light-up shirt. :?
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73136)
Posted by Optimus747 on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:27pm CDT
^ They help you keep your virginity.

That Optimus one looks cool, but I'll probably just get the Autobot logo one.
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73224)
Posted by Thanatos Prime on April 3rd, 2007 @ 1:53pm CDT
Oh, thought it may have been reveiwed (even though that doesn't make sense...)
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73440)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 3rd, 2007 @ 6:01pm CDT
"Transformers gets a thumbs up"

I just gotta say "DUH" in general
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (73540)
Posted by LastDragon55 on April 3rd, 2007 @ 7:27pm CDT
I'll buy a shirt. :)
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (74915)
Posted by GrimSqueaker on April 5th, 2007 @ 3:43am CDT
Light up t-shirts would be awesum for clubing!
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (74919)
Posted by Powersurge on April 5th, 2007 @ 4:01am CDT
:roll: Oh boy, more TF related stuff, don't these people think that the toys are enough :-?
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (74957)
Posted by Leonardo on April 5th, 2007 @ 5:02am CDT
Powersurge wrote::roll: Oh boy, more TF related stuff, don't these people think that the toys are enough :-?


Don't pretend that you don't want Transformers The Movie Spaghetti Shapes in Tomato Sauce.
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (74972)
Posted by Powersurge on April 5th, 2007 @ 5:18am CDT
Leonardo wrote:
Powersurge wrote::roll: Oh boy, more TF related stuff, don't these people think that the toys are enough :-?

Don't pretend that you don't want Transformers The Movie Spaghetti Shapes in Tomato Sauce.

I'm not going to spend money on a brand can of Spaghetti for a few bucks when i can buy a home brand for less than NZ$1 :P

And yes i know your pulling my leg. :roll:

Though i don't even like canned Spaghetti, I'm a Baked Beans man myself. 8)
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (74973)
Posted by Leonardo on April 5th, 2007 @ 5:21am CDT
Powersurge wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Powersurge wrote::roll: Oh boy, more TF related stuff, don't these people think that the toys are enough :-?

Don't pretend that you don't want Transformers The Movie Spaghetti Shapes in Tomato Sauce.

I'm not going to spend money on a brand can of Spaghetti for a few bucks when i can buy a home brand for less than NZ$1 :P

And yes i know your pulling my leg. :roll:

Though i don't even like canned Spaghetti, I'm a Baked Beans man myself. 8)


How about Baked Beans shaped like Protoform Comet modes?

TF Movie Spaghetti Shapes would be some of the most intricate spagehtti shapes known to humankind. :-?
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (75047)
Posted by Uncrazzimatic on April 5th, 2007 @ 7:28am CDT
Leonardo wrote:
Powersurge wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Powersurge wrote::roll: Oh boy, more TF related stuff, don't these people think that the toys are enough :-?

Don't pretend that you don't want Transformers The Movie Spaghetti Shapes in Tomato Sauce.

I'm not going to spend money on a brand can of Spaghetti for a few bucks when i can buy a home brand for less than NZ$1 :P

And yes i know your pulling my leg. :roll:

Though i don't even like canned Spaghetti, I'm a Baked Beans man myself. 8)


How about Baked Beans shaped like Protoform Comet modes?

TF Movie Spaghetti Shapes would be some of the most intricate spagehtti shapes known to humankind. :-?


Would you really want to eat something that resembles movie Starscreams face? :SICK: I suppose they could have faction symbol shapes, that might work.
Re: Transformers get a Thumbs Up! (75051)
Posted by Leonardo on April 5th, 2007 @ 7:30am CDT
Uncrazzimatic wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Powersurge wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Powersurge wrote::roll: Oh boy, more TF related stuff, don't these people think that the toys are enough :-?

Don't pretend that you don't want Transformers The Movie Spaghetti Shapes in Tomato Sauce.

I'm not going to spend money on a brand can of Spaghetti for a few bucks when i can buy a home brand for less than NZ$1 :P

And yes i know your pulling my leg. :roll:

Though i don't even like canned Spaghetti, I'm a Baked Beans man myself. 8)


How about Baked Beans shaped like Protoform Comet modes?

TF Movie Spaghetti Shapes would be some of the most intricate spagehtti shapes known to humankind. :-?


Would you really want to eat something that resembles movie Starscreams face?


Heavens, no.

Faction symbols would work, good thinking.

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