Hey, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Just been a little busy. Transformers 3 has been going very well. We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China. On the talent front, we just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Both amazing actors I’ve always wanted to work with.
We also just got Ken Jeong, he is the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from
Thanks to NinjaCyborg over at transformertoys.co.uk who was in attendence at this years UK Toy Fair, we have some news and updates on what Hasbro was showing. Get a look at the report that includes some details about Leader Starscream, War For Cybertron, New Universe and more.
Transformers selection was clearly visible through the booth window so I don’t see why I shouldn’t report what I could see. Not like I signed an NDA or anything. A lot of the display was current releases – ROTF scouts, HA Bumblebee, Leader Prime.
On display, but not on general release yet, was: Leader Starscream, ROTF Bludgeon and more importantly from the new stuff was: WFC Optimus – looked bigger than deluxe, more like Voyager size WFC Bumblebee – awesome vehicle mode, and even more awesome, metallic gold paint/plastic Universe Seaspray – ultra sized I think, since it was bigger than ROTF Bludgeon that it was next to.
Looks just like a huge version of the original – Same blue and white and yellow for the turbines. Very nice. Some new G1 style legends – I think I saw a jeep, Outback maybe? or Swindle?, It was khaki coloured but the view from the booth window was too far to see the smaller toys Some kind of combiner – could have been power combiners, but looked to me more like it was built from Legends sized figures – and it was definitely not Devastator.
One of the legs looked like a jet or shuttle of some kind. Could be a Legends Bruticus set? Was very lanky and with wiry limbs, but humanoid in shape. ‘Leader’ ROTF Bumblebee or whatever it’s going to be called Also visible through the Hasbro window was some Marvel Universe stuff, but nothing new and no Iron Man 2 that I could see.
Also saw the A-Team figures on another booth. Not bad likenesses of the new actors. Still hate Neeson as Hannibal though. Funny that Mattel or Mattel distributors are totally absent from this fair. No wonder you can’t find Avatar toys anywhere.
More details are just in from NIBMRatchet: Seaspray is a boat with room for Scouts on his deck Revenge of the Fallen toy line name will be dropped from packaging, the line will be re-branded just as “Transformers”. Power Core Combiners is a “Transformers” sub-line Power Core Combiners 2-packs and 5-packs can be combined together
One of the Power Core 5-pack combiners is a new Bruticus! New Transformers RPMs molds including Drift RPM Bumblebee track set RPM Stealth Force – deluxe/voyager size vehicles with fold out weaponry. Doesn’t sound like they transform. Transformers Animated may get ‘phased’ back into the UK in late 2010.
Singer-turned-actor TYRESE GIBSON is still amazed he is a part of the TRANSFORMERS film franchise – because he used to be obsessed with the cartoon as a child.
Shia LaBeouf can take on the 'Transformers' and fight alongside 'Indiana Jones,' but for the next year, he can't drive a car. LaBeouf's driver's license was suspended on January 17th as a result of refusing "chemical tests" in a July 2008 car crash.
YouTube member PhillyFilmGirl has posted some set footage from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Shot back in June, the footage shows Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Ramone Rodrigez, and Isabella Lucas running through a quad following some sort of explosion.
It’s official: DreamWorks is an independent company again. After two-and-a-half years and an unparalleled run of success (Tropic Thunder, Transformers, and Disturbia, among others) the company founded by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg will no longer be a part of the Paramount family.
Entourage star Adrian Grenier has split from actress Isabel Lucas. Grenier was reportedly unhappy that Lucas was spending time with her Transformers co-star Shia LaBeouf. Lucas was treated at hospital after being in a car crash with LaBeouf last month.
LATEST: TRANSFORMERS star SHIA LaBEOUF is recovering from "extensive surgery" on his hand after it was damaged in a car accident in Los Angeles on Sunday (27Jul 08). The star's truck flipped across a road after colliding with another vehicle. LaBeouf was taken to hospital following the accident where he was treated for injuries to his head, left hand and knee.