Steven DeKnight Transformers Cinematic Universe

Not too long Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner stated that the Writers Room for the Transformers Cinematic Universe is going on well. How well? Steven S. DeKnight; one of the writers explains to IGN.

“It’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience. Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner, who’s co-writing the fifth [Transformers] movie with him was phenomenal. Zak Penn… It was just a room full of brilliant, funny, amazing people. And we spent two and a half weeks in physically the best writers room I’ve ever seen in my life. Paramount pulled out all the stops. It was phenomenal! We laughed and joked and told stories and plotted out…”

DeKnight had to keep his secrets about Transformers, noting, “I can’t say what we plotted out, but it was all very exciting and in the next few months we’ll see what moves forward and what doesn’t move forward. But it was a fantastic experience. One of the best experiences of that was when Steven Spielberg popped by one afternoon to just sit and talk and hear what we were working on. Everybody was about to throw up, they were so excited.”

ACGHK 2015 Transformers Kids Logic 1

Here are photos of some non-TakaraTomy Transformers items on display at ACGHK 2015. These include:

  • Kids Logic – Age of Extinction Opimus Prime, G1 Optimus Prime & G1 Megatron
  • HEROCROSS – Transformers Movie Optimus Prime
  • Prime 1 Studio – Age of Extinction Grimlock Statue
  • Prime 1 Studio – Age of Extinction Optimus PrimeStatue
  • Comicave Studios – Age of Extinction Bumblebee

Read on to see the images, which come courtesy of Nonsolohobby.org.

Platinum Edition Dinobots 1

Earlier today we received notice of the Platinum Edition Dinobots set. We are now learning that this set of figures will have new headsculpts to give these figures even more of a G1 / Classics feel to them.

We’ve mirrored the images for your viewing after the break, thanks to Hobbybase for the original images.. Head on over to our discussion thread to continue the talk.

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Prime 1 Studio has posted up a new gallery for their Transformers: Age of Extinction – MMTFM-08 Optimus Prime Ultimate Edition Statue. This massive statue will come in two versions, a Standard Edition and an Exclusive Edition. The Exclusive Edition will include a swappable Energy Sword and The Seed. Details direct from Prime 1:

Autobots, we charge together! Now, roll out!

Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-08 Optimus Prime (Ultimate Edition) from Transformers: Age Extinction is the wise and formidable leader of the Autobots.
Optimus Prime has long believed that freedom is the right of all sentient beings. He has never wavered from his belief, no matter what has befallen him in battle.Transformers fans, don’t miss your chance to own Autobots leader on your collection.

Accessories include :

– One (1) Sword of Judgement
– One (1) Vector Shield
– One (1) Mega Striker
– One (1) Pair of Regular arms
– One (1) Pair of Knight arms
– One (1) Pair Switchable Regular fists
– One (1) Switchable Regular palm holding Sword handle (Left)
– One (1) Switchable Knight fists (Left)
– One (1) Switchable Knight palm (Left)
– One (1) Switchable Knight palm holding Sword handle (Right)
– Two (2) Heads (Regular, Battle Mask)
– One (1) Head Base

Exclusive version:

– The Seed
– Energy Sword

– LED light up function on both heads

Edition Size:

Exclusive version: 888
Regular version: 1500

Retail Price: 1999$USD

– Production sample shown.
– Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.

You can check out all of the images by reading on.

Platinum Dinobots Giftset

Via Alucard Lee on Weibo, we have a look at the long-rumored Platinum Edition Dinobots set. First mentioned back at the Australian Toy Fair 2015 in March, it looks like those hoping for a Trypticon-style shock reissue set are in for a Trypticon-sized disappointment.

The leaked image from Alucard Lee shows a set very similar to the SDCC 2014 exclusive Dinobots set, with the differences this time being that the set comes in a regular Platinum edition box, and includes all five Dinobots. Essentially, what you are getting in this set are the Generation 1 inspired decos of Age of Extinction Grimlock, Snarl, Slug, Strafe, and Slog. There’s a convenience in that you are getting them all in the same box, and there might be some deco tweaks (we’re not seeing the gold on Snarl), but ultimately, this is the same set many of us will already have got last year.

autobot bugatti veyron grand sport vitesse4

We all know the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse as Drift from Transformers: Age Of Extinction. But this news isn’t about the fictional character. Apparently, a Transformers themed Veyron was spotted being shipped to Los Angeles.

GT Spirit stated:

“The entire front end is painted in two shades of light blue and features a subtle Autobot insignia stretching across it. The doors also feature the two-tone blue design while the lighter of the two blues then adorns the rear wheel arches, air intakes and rear decklid. Gloss black side skirts, rear bumper and the lower half of the front bumper are also present. 

Inside, the Transformers theme continues with a prominent Autobot logo having pride of place between the two seats. The seats themselves are finished in bright blue and dark blue leather and include ‘Daniel’ stitched on the headrests which is presumably the owner’s name.”

Speaking of the owner’s name, it is also Transformers related. According to the headrest, the name is Daniel.

We’ve mirrored the images of the car with this news post.

 

Transformers Human Alliance Special 005

Do you remember the fun, though very repetitive, Transformers: Human Alliance arcade game by SEGA? Well, they’re updating it for Japanese arcades and turning it into a crazy gyroscope infused light gun adventure. Reported on by Arcade Heroes (via Kotaku), the Transformers: Human Alliance Special arcade game is making its debut at Tokyo Joypolis. The official Toykyo Joypolis Twitter account has even uploaded some photos and a video.

Read on to check out the images.

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Mr. Coe who is best know to Transformers fans as the voice of Que, the character intended to be Wheeljack from Dark of the Moon, passed away on Saturday, July 18th in Santa Monica, California after battling an undisclosed illness.

The Oscar-nominated actor had a career spanning over 50-years, in which he portrayed characters in everything from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to “Murder She Wrote” to “The West Wing”. He most recently voiced the character Woodhouse in the FX series “Archer”.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Hasbro Q2 Financial Call 2015 Transformers

Welcome back to another TFW2005 Hasbro Conference Call Coverage. Earlier this morning Hasbro held their Q2 Financial Call with the investors and media. As usual TFW Network participated. Several statements were made regarding their upcoming projects. But nothing we haven’t already heard about other than a certain franchise making a return. And those statements include:

  • Transformers Cinematic Universe
  • Transformers: Robots In Disguise
  • Success of SDCC 2015 (Hasbro-Machinima Partnership)
  • M. A. S. K.

You can read more about the topics, after the jump.

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