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Transformers Movie

This is a grouped category for both the Transformers movie toys and products plus news related to the actual movies like set updates and new trailers. You can break it down further by following the links to either Transformers Movie (Just Movie) or Transformers Movie Toys & Products under each story.

Age of Extinction Voyager Drift In Hand Images

Posted on 07-22-2014 at 01:44 AM by ORIO under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Drift4 2005 Board member, Negonicus, has got his hands on one of the next upcoming voyager figures from the Age of Extinction line - Voyager Drift! This wave 3 voyager is a retool of Dark Of the Moon Skyhammer. Being Drift, he naturally comes with swords for slicing up gnarly Bumblebee clones like Stinger.

Check out the images in our Feedback forum after the jump!
Views: 9,963 / Credit: Negronicus of the 2005 Boards!

Takara in Hand Images of Hound, Drift, Slash, Strafe, Lockdown and Gimmick Toys

Posted on 07-21-2014 at 01:44 PM by Jacer under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
20140719052234fde More from Higekuma Toy Blog and on Twitter we have some great pictures of a handful of new Age Of Extinction toys, both Main Line and Flipchangers.


Check out the images after the jump!
Views: 9,456

Transformers: Age of Extinction Takara Galvatron In-Hand Images

Posted on 07-21-2014 at 08:29 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
IMG_6257_zps835c8e75 Also coming to us this morning, this time from TFW2005 boards member LigerPrime, we have some in-hand images of Takara's Transformers: Age of Extinction Galvatron figure. This is the Voyager Galvatron mold with some added paint applications.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 7,295 / Credit: LigerPrime of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Age of Extinction Takara Battle Command Optimus Prime In-Hand Images

Posted on 07-21-2014 at 08:25 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
20140719094035c37 Thanks to Higekuma toy blog, we have many in-hand images of Takara's new Transformers: Age of Extinction Battle Command Optimus Prime figure. The galley shows off the figure from many different angles, and also displays the many features the figure contains.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 7,806 / Credit: Shin Densetsu of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Age of Extinction Takara Black Knight Grimlock In-Hand Images

Posted on 07-19-2014 at 03:51 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
cZvJWE3 Thanks to TFND, we now have some in-hand images of Takara's Transformers: Age of Extinction Black Knight Grimlock figure! This is the much-anticipated release of the Leader Grimlock mold done up in more movie-accurate colors. Which means, of course, lots of gray.

Check out our selection of pics after the jump, and view the full gallery over at TFND!
Views: 10,830 / Credit: duoduogreentea of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Age of Extinction Scorn and Slug Black Knight Versions

Posted on 07-18-2014 at 02:32 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
blackknightslug Takara-Tomy have updated their website with yet more Transformers exclusives for the Japanese market. In this update they have added a page for the Age of Extinction Dinobots "Black Knight" versions. Scorn and Slug are getting the Black Knight deco this November, which involves painting the toys in a black deco with silver accents (and some red, in Scorn's case)

Black Knight Scorn is set to be an exclusive release through Edion, Kojima toy department, Bic Camera, Best Denki and Yamada Denki. Black Knight Slug is going to be exclusive to Joshin Kids Land Yodobashi Camera. Both are, as mentioned, set for November releases.

The Takara-Tomy website has also updated with a page for the Movie Advanced EX Wheeljack figure, a white version of Dark of the Moon Que with the Generation 1 inspired Wheeljack head. This one we've seen before and is an Aeon exclusive, due in August. Enjoy this new and clear image of this figure!
Views: 8,702 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Toys R Us Japan Age of Extinction Evasion Optimus Prime Rusty Version New Images

Posted on 07-18-2014 at 02:23 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
rustyR-thumb-600x555-812 Takara-Tomy have updated their webpage for the Toys R Us Japan exclusive Movie Advanced Optimus Prime Rusty Version. This figure represents the beat up state Optimus appears in early in Age of Extinction, and features a full faceplate. The new images show the exclusive color version side by side with the regular release version of Evasion Optimus Prime from the Movie Advanced line.
Views: 9,678 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Movie Advanced Series Rollbar Toys R Us Japan Exclusive

Posted on 07-18-2014 at 01:36 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
rollbar Takara-Tomy have updated their Transformers website with a listing for a store exclusive Movie Advanced Rollbar figure. Like the Rollbar we are getting as a part of the "Farmaggeddon" Breakout Scene set, Rollbar is a redeco of Generations Skids - based on the picture on Takara-Tomy's site, he's possibly even the same deco as the Platinum Series set.

According to the information Takara-Tomy posted, Rollbar will be a Toys R Us Japan exclusive and will be available in November 2014.
Views: 7,070 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Voyager Slog In Hand Images

Posted on 07-17-2014 at 01:12 AM by ORIO under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
slog6 Have you had enough Dinobot action for one year? TOO BAD. Because HK-TF has posted a small gallery of the upcoming Age of Extinction Voyager Slog. This movie version of Sludge features a nice light grey, dark grey and red color scheme with twin lances. We've mirrored a selection of the photos from the gallery for you to review and share your thoughts on.

Check out the new images by clicking the title bar!
Views: 14,162 / Credit: duoduogreentea of the 2005 Boards!

New Official Images Of Platinum Edition Silver Knight Optimus Prime

Posted on 07-16-2014 at 11:10 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27453636d1405567182-new-images-platinium-edition-silver-knight-optimus-prime-image Megatronus 209 has spotted new, official images of Platinum Edition Silver Knight Optimus Prime on Facebook and has shared them here. The content has become unavailable so we are not entirely sure who the source is.

Unlike previous stock images of this Platinum Silver Optimus, these new images show chrome and metallic silver paint. The images also have Hasbro's typical "digitally airbrushed to hell" look so we aren't entirely sure if this is indicative of the final product(with regards to chrome and metallic silver paint). If you've seen the 1st edition Optimus, think of the chrome from that, carried over to this but with red flames on the chest.

Read on to check out the images.
Views: 8,636 / Credit: Megatronus209 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Age of Extinction Toyline Underperforming?

Posted on 07-16-2014 at 03:40 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
4039720150569047F52BE572DD872B3E_1397322518 As had been reported a short while back, it seemed that the Transformers: Age of Extinction toyline was off to a somewhat rocky start. And now, we have even more evidence to back that up. Disney Pixar Cars website TakeFiveADay has posted an interesting article examining the current state of movie toylines and toylines in general, of course focusing a lot on the current AOE line. Unfortunately, despite the movie itself performing well, it seems the toyline isn't, and it doesn't sound like the outlook is positive either. From the article:

"The #1 licensed toy line in America usually generates about $400-$500 million in sales a year. [...] At the rate the toys are selling, Transformers might still crack $225 million which is a lot but when you create inventory to sell $500 million dollars worth of toys? Thatís not so good"

It should be noted that this isn't just related to Transformers; toyline sales in general have been on the decline for a while now. This could potentially be bad news for not just Transformers fans, but fans of toys in general. The reasons for the decline in sales are numerous, and you can read them and discuss after the jump.
Views: 9,673

How Hasbro Decides Which Toys They Will Turn Into Movies

Posted on 07-16-2014 at 09:33 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
hasbro-toys Business Insider has posted an interesting article explaining how Hasbro decides which toys it will turn into movies and the profit they get in return.

With several more brands set to get the movie treatment in the next few years, we spoke with Hasbro Chief Marketing Officer John Frascotti to find out exactly how the company selects which of its toy lines get adapted to the big screen and how you can possibly turn a board game into a movie.

"We look for those brands that have story and character at their foundation because inevitably for any type of storytelling format, whether it's a movie, a television show, a digital comic ... it has to have great story and great characters at it's foundation," says Frascotti.

All together, the "Transformers" franchise has brought in more than $2.5 billion worldwide. The two "G.I. Joe" movies combined have generated more than $600 million at the box office.

According to Reuters, it's low risk strategy for Hasbro. The toy company pays around $1 million to develop script ideas and if a studio wants to go through with a film, Hasbro gets paid back the developing fee. After the film is in theaters, Hasbro reportedly receives 5% of the money a studio makes from theaters.


The article also states that following the success of the Transformers and other Hasbro brand movies, movies based on Jem And The Holograms, Magic the Gathering and Ouija are on their way to the Big Screen. You can read more at the Business Insider.
Views: 5,962

Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Wave 3 New Images

Posted on 07-15-2014 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10352896_10152551692762726_7677894622070254700_n The "infamous" Transformers Colombia has shared some new images of the next assortment of Transformers Age of Extinction Generation series Deluxes. These images show off the new model Camaro version of Bumblebee along with the offscreen characters Snarl and Hot Shot. Check out these new images and see what you think.
Views: 15,125 / Credit: Megatronus209 of the 2005 Boards!

Rumor - new Age of Extinction Platinum Series Exclusives

Posted on 07-15-2014 at 02:48 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
black_knight Take this as a rumor for now. TFW2005 member Catz, who has never steered us wrong yet, has shared with us some listings for upcoming Platinum Edition releases in the Age of Extinction toyline. While some of the listings (like Autobots United) we've heard of before there are two new ones:
  • A First Edition Leader Optimus Prime with trailer, who comes with Stinger. Previously revealed in the Toys R Us computers, but this is the first we have heard of the mold choices... and Stinger.
  • A five pack of Dinobots in black and gray decos

Perhaps we shall learn more about these at the San Diego Comic Con?

(Pictured, Takara-Tomy's Black Knight Grimlock. Could the Dinobots five pack have a similar deco?)

Update: Retailer etoysjapan.com has posted 2 images with silhouettes of figures for these listings.

The Prime with Trailer & Stinger set seems to have a bot that looks like Movie Sideswipe (blade arms), so it's possible the Stinger is a reapaint of that rather than a new mold.

There is also an image of the Dinobots set, showing an unmistakable Slog (Sludge).

Both are listed for an October release.
Views: 13,628 / Credit: Catz & Fort Max of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Legends Two Packs Released in Singapore

Posted on 07-14-2014 at 02:06 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
IMG_2753_zpsc8ff8d6a We have a report from TFW2005 member CybertronStreak that the Age of Extinction Legends two packs are showing up at Singapore retail. These packs feature a Legion or Legends class toy from past movie lines or Transformers Prime's Cyberverse packaged with a larger toy. The packs include pairings such as Revenge of the Fallen Legends Optimus Prime with a redecoed Energon Cruellock as Grimlock and a Revenge of the Fallen Legends Sideways recolor as Stinger with a purple Beast Wars Neo Guiledart as Slug.

Hopefully this sighting in Singapore means these are not fair off a US release. A big thanks once again to CybertronStreak for the heads up.
Views: 7,222 / Credit: CybertronStreak of the 2005 Boards!
 
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