Thursday, April 24, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime Riding Grimlock Display

Here is a cool marketing display that PAramount has created for Transformers: Age of Extinction that shows Optimus Prime riding Grimlock like a knight on his horse. These should be popping up in US theaters soon. (via TFW2005)

Mark Wahlberg Introduces Japan Trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Below is a new international trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction that is introduced by Mark Wahlberg for Japan where the movie is called Transformers: Lost Age and doesn't open until August 8th. As far as I can tell nothing new that has not been seen in the trailers and TV spots already released in the States. Thanks to Charlo Z. for the link.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Transformers: Age of Extinction Footage from Samsung Product Launch

At part of an agreement with Samsung, Transformers is part of the promotional campaign for their new line of Curved Ultra HDTVs. In the United Kingdom, the product was introduced to the press using footage from all four movies. The key video to pay attention too is the first one, specifically at the 2:45 mark when the word "Prepare" appears. Until then its all footage from the first three movies or the 4th movie trailers. After that it is a series of very quick cuts that shows a bunch of new scenes and explosions from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Make sure to toggle the gear icon to 720p so can get the most detail. While it seems like a 30 second TV spot, at various times the bank of 7 HDTVs are displaying different moments from the film at the same time. The second video is when the product was introduced but people get in the way before the new stuff is shown.

Transformers Comic News from WonderCon 2014

This weekend WonderCon is being held in Anaheim, CA. Due to its relative proxmity to Los Angelas, it tends to get some coverage for its used to by the movie studios to promote their early summer releases. While Age of Extinction wasn't represented, IDW was on hand for a panel to discuss their upcoming Transformers comic book plans. Highlights below via CBR.

Video Reviews for Age of Extinction One Step Grimlock and Optimus

Below are video reviews of two Transformers: Age of Extinction toys. These are the one-step changers that really is the very definition of simply that Hasbro is shooting for with the new line. These are really designed for younger kids to make Transformers as simple and easy to play with as possible. The result is a work in progress that isn't worth buying. The first video is for Flip and Change Grimlock, the other is Smash and Change Optimus Prime.

New York International Auto Show Transformers 4 Commercial

Below is a video that was part of the New York International Auto Show going on from April 18-27. The video is for Chevrolet with a focus on the 2014 Chevy Camaro (Bumblebee), 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray (Crosshairs), and Chevy Trax. Part of that included a commercial that does not include the Transformers robots but does shows the various vehicles including the Sonic RS. It seems the commercial is a mix of movie footage with what really seems like stuff shot specifically for commercial use. The first 1:05 of the video is a look at the three vehicles, the rest is the commercial. (via TFW2005)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Linkfest - not Everything

Just realized allowed the toy side of news to stack up. Guess was distracted by the Age of Extinction reviews. Still while AoE has been a bit underwhelming, that doesn't mean upcoming 3rd Party plans have slacked in their awesomeness with versions of not Metroplex, not Cy-Kill (yep the GoBot) and not Ultra Magnus. This isn't to say that Takara and Hasbro are not up to some none Extinction plans. Takara has revealed their 30th Anniversary plans that includes a new truck alt mode for Optimus, a look at Masterpiece Wheeljack, and agreements for a slew of products including statues, play sets and ties. In the not quite toy news department we have a look at G1 cartoon concept art and news that the entire "Unicron trilogy" is getting a DVD release. Of course no link fest is complete without a ton of reviews. The highlights include the wave 1 Generation deluxes, Masterpiece Ratbat, not Sharkticons, not Ultra Magnus, not Masterpiece Slag, first figure of a not Bruticus combiner, not Blaster and more. Basically a series of budget busting awesome. As always hit the links for more details and pictures.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Next Age of Extinction Trailer Running Time

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has released the UK rating and running time of the next trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The time is 2 minutes, 25 seconds with a 12A (aka PG-13) rating. No clue on when the next trailer will hit theaters and the web but Amazing Spider-Man 2 (5/2) seems like the best candidate with X-Men: Days of Future Past (5/23) a good second choice.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Stills from Transformers 4

A few new additional stills from Transformers: Age of Extinction has been posted by to go with the new TV spot. The new one is Cade working on old truck Optimus (left). I can't recall where but have already but Cade, 'Bee, and Shane. The next two below were have been posted before but those versions were cropped. Thanks to Feris O. for the link.

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