By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Despite mixed reaction from fans, the entertainment industry is praising director Michael Bay on selecting actor Mark Wahlberg for Transformers 4. According to MTV
:"It's an absolutely brilliant move," MTV Geek editor Valerie Gallaher tells MTV News of Wahlberg's casting. "It'll keep this franchise fresh."
"The guy can act - as anyone who has seen 'Boogie Nights' or 'The Departed' can attest to," agrees Brian Truitt with USA Today. "And he brings sort of an exasperated 'Come on, alien robots, are you kidding me?!' vibe that would make for a great and different dynamic."
Meanwhile TMZ contacted
the director via phone. Find out what Mr. Bay had to say about Transformers 4 Plot, Mark Wahlberg's Character And Shia's Comments, after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Cybergundam Blog has updated with news of a delay to two of the most anticipated upcoming releases from Takara-Tomy. Encore Fortress Maximus
has now been delayed to a late March release, and Masterpiece Soundwave
has been delayed until the end of January.
While this is bad news for those impatient to add these two releases to their collection, we encourage you to look at the bright side - it's another little while to save up some money to afford these two high-end releases before they arrive next year.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
The 9th Annual Action Figure Expo
will be November 11th at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel - 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario
with free underground parking.
Bring an unopened toy donation to help underprivileged children during the holidays and get into the dealer room 15 minutes earlier than your ticket time.
The Ontario Ghostbusters will be attending in Ghostbusters costume to entertain the fans with photo opportunities.
10th anniversary party and message board meetup the Saturday night before the show.
The 501st Canadian Garrison attending as Stormtroopers, Sith Lords, Bounty Hunters and Royal Guards will join us for photo ops with attendees.
Smith Hart, former professional wrestler, the eldest child of Stu Hart and brother of Bret "The Hitman" Hart is scheduled to attend.
Trading boards for you to post the toys you are looking to trade.
Limited numbers of the "Dirty Shafter" bio card will be available from TFcon.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DCUC etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.
You can RSVP to the 2012 Facebook event here
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By Secretcode from TFW2005
:After much speculation
regarding who would be cast in the upcoming fourth live-action Transformers movie, Micheal Bay has confirmed on his website
that Mark Wahlberg has been signed on for Transformers 4. HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.
Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.
On the same story, we also have our first look at a logo for Transformers 4, which has been attached to this news story for your viewing pleasure. Don't forget to stay tuned here to TFW2005, as we bring you the latest Transformers Movie news as it happens.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We've got three more galleries to share with you now! We are rounding out our gallery coverage of the Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commanders with a look at three of the four releases in Prime Cyberverse Commander Wave 3 and 4 - Nightwatch Optimus Prime
, Ultra Magnus
All three are pretty cool little toys. Nightwatch Optimus Prime is a redeco of the initial Commander Optimus Prime release, and were it not for his faceplateless head would actually make a decent representation of Nemesis Prime with his overall more dull deco and yellow eyes. Ultra Magnus is a cool little robot, complete with his Magnus hammer, and an unfortunately exposure of his thighs in vehicle mode. Lastly Skyquake is an awesome redeco of Dreadwing, with new weapons, just like the character in the show. He's the first representation of the one-shot villain to get a toy, and he's a worthy addition.
Check out the galleries of the three by opening the links below:Transformers Prime Cyberverse Nightwatch Optimus Prime GalleryTransformers Prime Cyberverse Ultra Magnus GalleryTransformers Prime Cyberverse Skyquake GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Can't wait for another triple changer? According to FansProject, Assaulter
(their modernized take on G1 Broadside
) will be released on November 30. However, it seems that some lucky fans were able to score this new figure early as some rather impressive in-hand images have surfaced here!
To date, this is the largest figure FansProject has ever produced. Assaulter is roughly the size of a voyager class figure give or take, and has 4 modes of transformation. Check out how this figure turned out after the jump!Staff Note: This kit is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Looking forward to the shiny Optimus Prime Striker Asia Edition
? Miss out on the darker, Dark Of The Moon Striker Optimus Prime
? Whether you've been seething with anticipation for this figure, or just wanted to see how it turned out, HK-TF
has posted the 1st in-hand images of this "new" Optimus figure and we've mirrored the images here!
How does Striker Optimus look with the Premium treatment? See for yourself after the jump!Read Replies (0)