By Mechafire from TFW2005
A few short clips have been posted with interviews by Takara Masterpiece designers Hironori Kobayashi
, and the man from whom he is taking the Masterpiece line over from, Shogo Hasui
. Thanks to TFW2005 boards member zy80, we also have a few tidbits from the videos to share with you, mostly having to do with what the designers' favorite Transformers are, what they've designed, and they're thoughts on the future of the Masterpiece line.
Mr. Kobayashi says...
• His first experience with Transformers was around the age of 10.
• He favors the G1 Season 1 Autobots, and likes Sharkticon in particular.
• When asked which were his favorites amongst the toys he designed, he responded with his favorite Masterpiece being Grimlock, Revenge of the Fallen Devastator, and Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime (a surprise, as we hadn't known this before. Many consider Evasion Mode Optimus Prime to be one of the best Age of Extinction figures).
• He will work hard to design future Masterpieces to give everyone a positive surprise, and asks everyone to please support Transformers and the Masterpiece series!
And Mr. Hasui says...
• His first experience with Transformers was also at 10 years old, when everyone gathered all their Transformers at a friend's home. He could never forget the feeling of seeing all the toys lined up together. Hence that is why he will emphasize on scale when toys are placed beside one another
• He favors the G1 Decepticons, especially Bruticus. Combiners and military vehicles were appealing to him. With all those weapons on him, Bruticus is the symbol for Decepticons
• At the end of interview, he mentions that the recent Masterpieces have emphasized on scale. In the future, there will be more exciting developments in the Masterpiece series
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By Deefuzz from TFW2005
In an expert move by Hasbro they have finally shown their cards from their SDCC hand and have revealed that they had another exclusive set just waiting to trump those who may have been left wanting something else after the previous set reveal.
The second set is a Dinobot playset obviously meant to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand taking the Age of Extinction Dinobot molds and adding a classic G1 inspired paint job to them. Voyager Grimlock is joined by Deluxe scale Snarl, Slug, and Strafe all sporting their paint schemes reminscent of their G1 counterparts.
If that wasn't enough to scratch that retro G1 itch, it all comes packed into a playset style box which resembles the famous Autobot Ark crashed into the side of Mount St. Hilary which any G1 fan is sure to recognize.
This set be be available at San Diego Comic Con (Booth #3329) and will cost you $159.99. As always Hasbro says they will have a limited stock available on HasbroToyShop.com as well.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
This year's Botcon is underway and those lucky few among us who get to pick up our packages early now have the convention boxed set and comic in-hand. As with previous years Fun Publications have listed the exclusives and the numbers available in the back of the comic, but this year, they did not name the figures in each set. That said, by reading the comic the names become clear - and a photo shared with us by Deltagod confirms the last set. The sets are as follows:
Knight 3-Pack (limited to 1,750 sets) - Alpha Trizer (Prime Thundertron redeco), Apelinq (Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal) and Flareup (Prime Mainline Arcee)
Pirate 2-Pack (limited to 1,550 sets) - Hunter (not Shokaract per se, but the original form of Shokaract from Reaching the Omega Point's backstory. He uses the Rampage retool of Prime First Edition Megatron). The other figure in the set is Brimstone, not Sixshot as previously reported. He's a redeco of Fall of Cybertron Fireflight.
Clone 2-Pack (limited to 2,000 sets) - Pounce and Wingspan, from the Prime Vehicon and Jet Vehicon toys.
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By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
As early BotCon goers begin to pick up their Primus packages we've received word from social media outlets that the freebie figure is Flamewar
, which we've seen rumored previously.
We're also starting to hear word of more at-show exclusives, which apparently will include the Fall of Cybertron Fireflight mold as Energon Sixshot.
Keep it locked here on TFW as more news and confirmations trickle in.Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Trailer Addict caught up with Steve Jablonsky to talk about the Score of Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
The site asked 7 questions from the composer:
1. The first question is about the score of the movie.
2. Collaborating with Imagine Dragons.
3. Working with Imagine Dragons.
4. Working with Skrillex.
5. Musical collaboration on the film.
6. The musical elements.
7. His hopes for the audience.
Check out what he had to say, after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Red Goblin from TFW2005
Tomorrow is the big day for us movie fans because Transformers 4 Age of Extinction will make it's way to silver screen for the first with it's Hong Kong premiere.
Director Michael Bay posted on his website that Yahoo UK will host a live steaming event on Thursday June 19th at 9:30AM EST /6:30AM PST. If timezones confuse you, you can use this link
to see what time will it be on in your local time.
Be sure to check out the red carpet arrivals of Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Li Bingbing and a special live performance by Imagine Dragons performing their theme for the movie; Battlecry by clicking HERE.Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
It seems as though Paramount Pictures is very confident about the success of Transformers: Age Of Extinction for they have greenlit Transformers 5 to be released in 2016.
was made during the CineEurope 2014 event after a screening of Transformers: Age Of Extinction, one day prior to the premiere.
Paramount Pictures Senior Vice President Edward Ryan dubbed the 2014 release plan as "summer’s triple pack," confidently predicting that Transformers will be the "biggest movie" of the season.
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