By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Dallas News is reporting
Transformers 4 will be filmed in Texas. This is no surprise since Jack Reynor's character is a Texas racing driver. The site also reveals some tiny tidbits."No plot has been released for the film, but Mark Wahlberg will star along with Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz. The home of Wahlberg’s good-guy character will be a farmhouse in Pflugerville. Bay has previously said the film will take a different direction with many new actors.
The Austin Film Commission confirmed three to four weeks of filming in the small towns of Lockhart, Taylor, Elgin and Pflugerville.
A large Austin production office opened in March, but location scouting dates to November. There was initial interest in the Circuit of the Americas racetrack southeast of Austin, but instead the Austin Film Commission says the focus is on small towns that remind Bay of Robert Frank’s 1950s photos collected in the classic book The Americans.
In Taylor, 30 minutes from Austin, a police chase will close downtown and a railroad overpass, said Deby Lannen, the city’s Main Street program manager. A car will be exploded in the city’s Robinson Park. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said.
Lockhart’s Caldwell County Courthouse square will be another filming location, with Taylor and Lockhart combined into one fictional town on screen. Robots will chase down the good guys throughout Central Texas including in Elgin."
So, who’s the Police Car going to be? Prowl? Barricade? Just an ordinary Cop Car or some other Robot? You guess…Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
File this one under "rumor" for now, but the Robot Kingdom preorder page for the Aga-Con Hong Kong version of Generations Metroplex
makes an interesting reference that it is "expected to have SDCC style color".
We have no idea what this could mean - or indeed, what exactly SDCC style color even means - but an informed opinion is that SDCC style color might literally mean "colored like the SDCC one". If this is the correct interpretation of this reference, then it heavily implies we might be getting a special San Diego Comic Con edition of Generations 30th Anniversary Metroplex this July.
Hasbro have yet to officially announce their SDCC exclusives - when they do, we will update our main page with news on what they are.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Good news everybody! It appears that more new Transformers toys have started to trickle out into the US market. Just yesterday, we reported the spotting
of the new Generations voyagers Blitzwing and Springer. Tonight, we have a sighting of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 3. Both sightings come from the Pacific North West. This new wave of toys consists of Autobot Ratchet
. These were spotted at a Target in Seattle, WA.
Hopefully these two recent sightings means more figures will be hitting the shelves soon! Click the title bar to check out the photographic proof and discuss your strategy for locking down the latest Transformer toys.Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Director Michael Bay was interviewed by Moviefone regarding his upcoming movies; Ninja Turtles and Transformers 4. Mr. Bay had lots to say; specifically how he got into the Transformers Franchise in the first place, how he’s leaving it and redesigning old and introducing new robot characters for Transformers 4.Well it’s more about how you approach these films, like for example, on “Tranformers,” you already have the built in audience.
See, I was not a fan of Transformers [at first]. Hasbro was talking about giving me a whole Transformers story, and I’m like, “If I can do this really real. If I can make them believable, I think I could have something here.” I’m not a Hollywood guy. My friends are normal guys. I’ve got this guy from Texas. He’s like, “Mike, that “Transformers” [movie] seems like a dumb idea.” And I’m like, “Yeah, I know, but just give it a second.” And then I showed him the shot of the Scorponoks jumping out of the sand with Tyrese [Gibson] running. He saw that image and he went, “I see what you’re doing.” You’ll always have haters, but the last movie? One-hundred-twenty million people saw that movie. There’s still a lot of fans of that franchise. And I’m a huge Transformers fan now, and I protect that brand.
Yeah, because then you’re limited in what you can do and what you can show.
Yeah. You know there are a couple of historians of Transformers. I would do my designs of the robots and they’re like, “What if you just add a little bit more ears to Optimus?” But they’re really hands off. We’ve redesigned them in “Transformers 4,” and there’s some really cool sh*t in it. I’m literally redesigning every character, top to bottom. There’s a reason why they’re redesigned, but it’s also to keep it new and fresh to me. I think the fans will appreciate some of this new stuff we have in the movie and some of the new characters.
I know when you did “Transformers 3,” you were kind of done...
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
By way of Alfes2000
we have a look at the newly released Transformers Go! toys. The first assortment consists of most of the first and second wave Beast Hunters Autobots and Decepticons, as well as a new EZ Collection assortment. These images showcase the new Go! series toys alongside their Hasbro counterparts.
Alfes has also posted a gallery of Shockwave - part 1 here
and part 2 here
- as well as one for Optimus Prime
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