The TFW2005.com fan art section has been updated with submissions taken via our 2005 boards for the July and August period.
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Thanks to one of the dealers at the convention we have some early images of Hasbro's display booth. Click READ MORE for more information., Of note in the display so far is Nemesis Prime and an Armada Optimus Prime/Jetfire two pack. Check out the continually updated thread HERE for images.
TFW2005.com's Fan Art section has been updated with art submitted via the 2005 boards fan art forum. Click on the fan art link to the left, or go directly to the May-June submissions by clicking HERE
Hasbro has released an official press release confirming reports of a live action movie release based on the Transformers brand. Click “Read More” to read the entire press release., PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 11, 2003–Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) announced today that it entered into an agreement with the highly successful producers Tom DeSanto (X-Men and X2: X-Men United) and Don Murphy (currently producing 20th Century Fox's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) for a full length, live action movie based on Hasbro's enormously popular TRANSFORMERS brand.
“TRANSFORMERS enjoys an amazing fan base worldwide, and we believe that we can create an incredibly fast-paced, exciting movie that will be appealing to anyone who loves action films,” said Don Murphy.
“TRANSFORMERS is one of those rare properties that has been embraced by a generation around the world. Like X-Men, TRANSFORMERS offers an amazing mythology with all the elements to create a successful ongoing franchise, iconic characters, global themes, and a world that has never been seen before on screen,” said Tom DeSanto.
“The property has been successful in every arena it has played in throughout the world – toys, comic books, television – and we now believe it's time to take TRANSFORMERS to the next level, and into a live action event movie,” continued DeSanto.
“We're thrilled to have entered into an agreement with the very talented and accomplished Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto,” said Brian Goldner, President of Hasbro's U.S. toys group. “TRANSFORMERS is a natural for the big screen, and both Tom and Don have the track record and skill to bring to life a TRANSFORMERS movie that will be action-packed and flawlessly executed.”
Hasbro's focus on the TRANSFORMERS brand is consistent with the Company's strategy of driving and extending its core brands through innovative toys and games as well as other forms of entertainment. TRANSFORMERS is one of the most popular boys toy brands, with sales up 64% in 2002 vs. 2001. First introduced in the U.S. market in 1984 as a toy line, the success of TRANSFORMERS continues to grow in a wide-range of entertainment categories. The hit television show TRANSFORMERS ARMADA airs on Cartoon Network seven times a week, with more than 12 million viewers. The show also airs in Europe and Australia. TRANSFORMERS ARMADA comic books, published by Dreamwave are also highly successful, with some of the most popular titles in the industry. The comic books are also translated and distributed in many markets around the world. There will be new TRANSFORMERS television programming and comic books launching in 2004.
“The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG) continues to deliver on its mission of extending Hasbro's rich portfolio of brands beyond toys and games and into multiple forms of entertainment,” said Jane Ritson-Parsons, HPG President. “Our alignment with Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy demonstrates the power of our TRANSFORMERS brand and our determination to leverage our properties aggressively and creatively.”
The Hasbro Properties Group develops and extends Hasbro's core brands, such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY and CANDY LAND, into a wide variety of entertainment and consumer categories. Hasbro Consumer Products Worldwide is the licensing and promotions arm of the Hasbro Properties Group.
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Booksamillion.com lists book 2 in Scott Ciencin's TF series as Transformers: Annihilation.
You can see the listing HERE
Additionally, Amazon.com has recently added a new Transformers novel by Scott Ciencin to their list of upcomming books.
The new novel (book 3 in Scott Ciencin's series) is entitled Transformers: Fusion. TF:Fusion is scheduled for release in January 2004.
You can see the listing HERE