By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Transformers: Lost Age (Japanese movie release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction) is out now in Japan.
Japan Times has published an article today where director Michael Bay explains Autobot Drift and more."You put a medieval knight in front of the camera and it now looks (a bit) cliched, it looks outdated," Michael Bay says. "But the samurai look, of course we know it’s historical yet it looks so modern."
"You look at some of the older Japanese movies with samurai characters in them and you can visualize them as robotic," he says. "They look . . . streamlined, mechanical and practical."
The director also talked about the Franchise:"I understand the need to draw an audience of kids and the global considerations, but I wanted to be involved with something that had a longer-lasting, even cerebral appeal. And I don’t want to be tied — artistically or in people’s minds — to ‘Transformers’ after ‘Transformers,’ " Bay says, perhaps alluding to the series’ planned fifth installment.
You can read the rest of the article (which is quite lengthy and other cast members chime their views) at Japan Times
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Agabyss Twitter page
, we have some larger images of the previously-reported
Takara Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte figures!
These photos confirm our speculation that Sky-Byte is done up in more metallic colors in addition to having a few extra paint apps, and Jetfire has indeed ditched the chrome in favor of flat red, and has also gained back the paint apps that we had seen on the Hasbro version originally back when it was first revealed.
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is pleased welcome Transformers comic book artist Sarah Stone
to TFcon Chicago this fall.
Sarah is the artist for IDW’s highly successful Transformers: Windblade
miniseries that just concluded. She will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings at TFcon Chicago 2014.TFcon Chicago – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website
. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information
link to purchase your advance tickets.
TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, plus AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships. More guests TBA.Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Earlier today the Transformers Takara Twitter page
tweeted out an awesome image that reveals the throwback packaging of Takara's Legends Rattrap! The box itself seems to be a nod to the Beast Wars packaging released in Japan, which you can see in our resources pages
Legends Rattrap, also known as Generations Rattrap by Hasbro, is set to be released sometime in October.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Our sponsors Robot Kingdom have reported that the next two releases in Takara-Tomy's Transformers Legends line will be TG-06 Gelshark (aka Sky-Byte)
and TG-07 Jetfire
. The pair are Japanese market releases of the Generations Sky-Byte and Generations Leader class Jetfire, respectively, and they are due to be released in December.
While the initial photos are quite small, it seems as though both releases will sport altered paint jobs for their Japanese outings - Sky-Byte / Gelshark appears to have more silver on his sides in shark mode, and some metallic teal on part of the chest. Jetfire appears to have traded the red chrome on his weapons for regular flat red plastic.
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Thanks to Joblo, we have with us some official details
of the Transformers: Age Of Extinction Home Release.
According to their official press release section, the movie will be available on 30th September in 3D Bluray, Bluray and DVD.
Bonus features include 8 Making Of videos titled "Evolution Within Extinction".
Mark Ryan (voice of Lockdown) has also tweeted
a poster advertising the home release.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
IDW's Brendan Cahill will be attending this year's CybFest Northwest! You might know Brendan from his work on many of IDW's Transformers series including More than Meets the Eye and Dark Cybertron! Check out his online portfolio
here to see some samples of pages from his work - which he'll have up for grabs at the show, as well as taking part in a panel and taking commissions.
CybFest NW is the successor to the Cybercon events, and is taking place at the Kent Commons Community Center in Kent, Washington State on 16 August 2014! Find out more at the CybFest NW homepage
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