30 years ago today saw the release of Transformers: The Movie, the animated film that saw the demise of Megatron and Optimus Prime, the introduction of Unicron, and the rise of Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime and Galvatron.
For the first time, Transformers: The Movie is available on Blu-Ray.
“The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” said Stephen Davis, chief content officer and EVP of Hasbro. “The Transformers: The Movieplayed a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”
Transformers: The Movie goes on sale September 13th starring the voice talent of Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson and Robert Stack.
The Combaticon character Onslaught has been confirmed to appear in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” as revealed in a photo from director Michael Bay showcasing the classic Transformers character in its truck form.
In the original animated series, Onslaught is the strategical leader of the Combaticons, an elite group of Decepticon soldiers. Because of Onslaught’s presence in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” we wouldn’t be surprised if other Combaticons like Swindle or Vortex show up.
From CBR and Spinoff Online comes the news that the 1986 animated Transformers movie will be getting a 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray release.
“’Transformers – The Movie’ is a highly sought-after animated feature, boasting a large fan following and consumer interest. On its 30th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating this film by bringing it to North America on Blu-ray for the first time. Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series ‘Transformers Robots in Disguise’ ‘G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,’ ‘Transformers Prime,’ ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girl’ movies and more, this is incredibly exciting and important news for us,” added Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to bringing ‘Transformers – The Movie,’ featuring all-new HD transfer with stunning packaging and great extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves.”
“Transformers – The Movie” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13. See Spinoff Online for the full article.
Posted in Site News on June 9th, 2016 by andersonh1
Paramount Pictures has released a cryptic 19-second promo that suggests we could see the first big reveal for “Transformers: The Last Knight” on Tuesday. The staticky video, which debuted across social media, depicts a torn U.S. State Department document, and is accompanied by a transmission in Morse Code that says, “I’m coming for you May 31.”
In case that’s not ominous enough, the caption on Twitter adds, “Something wicked this way comes.” We can presume whatever is coming next week will be related to the film’s main villain. Could that be Unicron — or is that too much to hope for?
Starring Mark Wahlberg, who will reprise his role as Cade Yeager from “Age of Extinction,” “Transformers: The Last Knight” arrives in theaters June 23, 2017.
Posted in Site News on May 28th, 2016 by andersonh1
The forthcoming fifth live-action Transformers film has been named, according to ComingSoon.net.
Paramount Pictures has today announced the official title for the upcoming Transformers 5. Get ready for Michael Bay‘s Transformers: The Last Knight to hit the big screen June 23, 2017!
The Transformers: The Last Knight cast is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager as well as new roles for Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Growing Up Fisher) as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show, Neighbors) is also set to play an unspecified leading role.
Production on Transformers: The Last Knight is set to begin June 6 in Detroit with production planned to take place at various locations around the world.
Follow the link for the rest of the article. Thanks to board member Sparky Prime for the news.
Hasbro has applied to trademark the name “Hasbrocon”. The application was filed on Monday, 9th of May 2016. With all the rumors that this years Botcon could well be the last, it’s not a stretch to wonder if Hasbro plans to run their own convention to promote their various brands.
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Transformers is about giant robots that can change into vehicles and other forms, but its finest moments are when these would-be automotons show their own kind of humanity. And in the new ongoing series Transformers: Till All Are One debuting this June, writer Mairghread Scott is looking to make it the most human story yet.
Set on Cybertron and the political in-fighting between Starscream and Windblade to craft a new era for Transformers on Cybertron and beyond, the series has a broader scope than any Transformers series before. Picking up thematically from her last series, Transformers: Windblade, Scott and artist Sara Pitre-Durocher are looking to delve deeper into the heart of being a Transformer.
Read the full interview at Newsarama’s website, here.
Calling all Autobots! Get ready to roll out with great new products and exciting new entertainment for TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE this AUTOBOT AUGUST!
Kicking off a fall full of amazing events, AUTOBOT AUGUST celebrates the return of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE season one to Cartoon Network on August 22, as well as the launch of the exclusive line of “CLASH OF THE TRANSFORMERS” toys at Toys “R” Us stores and the release of the MINI-CONS product line to all major retailers. And that’s just the beginning, as September sees the debut of the two-part season finale of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE on Cartoon Network and the epic return of everyone’s favorite Autobot! (…more)
Posted in Site News on August 20th, 2015 by JediTricks
As of right now, 11am PDT, our friendly neighborhood HasbroToyShop website has all 3 of the SDCC 2015 exclusive sets available at their convention prices. These pieces may or may not last long, so if you want ’em, now is your last chance to get them directly.