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Older News Simon Furman , Transformers legendary writer, has updated his blog with his thoughts on Paramounts Transformers Movie preview screening. Here are some quotes


"It was a strange experience, largely because (bar the trailers and TV spots) I'd seen so much of the movie (in terms of still images, style guide character shots, the script, etc) but actually none of the movie (in terms of actual moving images). In the process of (co-) writing the IDW Prequel comics and writing an extensive and in-depth movie Visual Guide for Dorling Kindersley (out in July BTW), I was exposed to more or less every angle of the movie, but seeing those twenty or so minutes of actual footage really brought it all to life. I was impressed very impressed, as were pretty much everyone I got to speak to afterwards. It looked great and the dialogue crackled (something I hadn't got when I'd read the script). In common with others there, I was left wanting more, which has to be a good sign. At the after-screening soiree, I got to chat to Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (in person this time) and hang out with the Titan bods in attendance. Eaglemoss were also there (more on that when I can tell you). As for the (whole) movie, I can't wait. Really. The more I see the more excited I get. It's going to be a big year!"

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 4th April 2007 at 09:08:41 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News The following email was sent out from the Sector Seven to continue the event on their website


You have proclaimed your willingness to expose Sector Seven. Now the time has come for action. The truth must be revealed to the public.
It's all around them, but they fail to see it. Only by amassing all of the evidence in a single place can we hope to convince the world that non-biological entities are hidden among us.

Seek out relevant data on unidentified aerial phenomena, as well as robots far too advanced to have been created by humans. Post what you find on this public site:

buzznet.com/groups/stopsectorseven

But be warned, just as you have dedicated yourself to my cause,others out there have become servants of Sector Seven. They will try to stop you. You must persist, even in the face of their seemingly limitless power. Sector Seven's policies will doom us all. You are the only hope for Earth.

What's more interesting is a StopSectorSeven website was suggested by Unifiction last week.


Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 4th April 2007 at 08:47:44 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News Madman Entertainment, the company that releases the Australian Transformers DVD, have announced that they will be releasing a region 4 Transformers: The Animated Movie - Special Edition as well as a Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection set.  Here are the features:

The set is due for release on June 27, 2007 at a price of $29.99 and will include the following special features:

Transformers: The Animated Movie Special Edition

  • Due for release on the 27th June 2007 priced at $29.99
  • Remastered theatrical widescreen and full-screen editions
  • "Scramble City" movie tie-in bonus episode
  • Cast and crew commentaries (TBC)
  • 80's toy TVCs, TV spots and theatrical trailer
  • The Touch film-clip (by Stan Bush)
  • Character, voice-actor and musician biographies
  • Bonus episode of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS
  • Reversible collector's cover
  • Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection
  • Released 27th June 2007 priced at $149.95.
  • Interviews with key figures from Transformer's 20 year history
  • Animated Public Service Announcements
  • Historical trailers
  • Scripts & storyboards
  • Interview and commentary with Voice Director Wally Burr
  • Television commercials
  • Limited Edition Packaging
  • 16 page booklet containing exclusive comic by Simon Furman (TBC)
Credit to TAAU for the news.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 3rd April 2007 at 15:05:25 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News The Botcon website has been updated with the following Non-Attendees annoucement / reminder.

If you cannot attend BotCon 2007, but you would
still like a Boxed convention 5 figure set , please fill out
a Guest Regsitration Form and indicate that you
want the "Iacon Package". Fax that form to us in order
to reserve your non-attendee set. Thank you!

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 3rd April 2007 at 07:12:07 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News Here's a word from one of our site sponsors, Brian's Toys and Games.

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Prices on Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Master of the Universe figures have been reduced as well.
Click this link to view our complete list of Spring Specials.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 2nd April 2007 at 22:13:31 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News Following on from the London preview of the Transformers Movie, France is the next European country to stage the event. TFormers report that the press only event will take place at the Gaumont theatre in Paris. No doubt other European countries will then follow.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 2nd April 2007 at 18:52:48 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News Starscream NZ, admin of Transformers New Zealand, has posted a report on his conversation with Hasbro New Zealand today. Here is a rundown


Transformers Alternators
FARMERS are the only possible stockist of this line, and if they take the line, it will arrive next month (this will be Rumble and Ravage).

Transformers Titaniums
Hasbro NZ have no upcoming releases of the Transformers from this line.

Transformers Movie figures
The toys are due to his the shelves on June 2nd .

You can view the original report here on TFNewZealand.


Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 2nd April 2007 at 18:32:55 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News That's part of the rumours from Japan regarding a business decision from Tomy in Japan. Will they be buying out 1 or 2 of their Japanese competitors, or will they be buying into a US board-game company? I guess it's wait and see time. Here's the full report anyway:-

Reports from Japan suggest that Tomy is on the acquisition trail, looking to make up for a declining domestic market.

According to a story from the FT's Tokyo correspondent, demand for traditional toys in Japan has been falling by four per cent annually as a result of the popularity of video games. Japan's toy manufacturers are also still highly fragmented, making the sector seem ripe for consolidation.

Tomy is understood to be in talks to acquire a US-based educational board-game manufacturer and is also examining two Japanese rivals, although people familiar with the situation declined to identify any of the possible targets.

The Texas Pacific Group last month said it would buy a 14 per cent stake in the company, marking the first investment led by the private equity group in Japan following several high-profile deals elsewhere in Asia.

Jun Tsusaka, the head of TPG in Japan, has been quoted as saying that TPG wanted to increase Tomy's overseas sales ratio to 50 per cent from 15 per cent, in order to compete with toy giants such as Mattel and Hasbro.

"Tomy is making wonderful products that are quite innovative, but it does not have a global organisation," said Tsusaka. "The biggest opportunity will be China, which is growing at a pace of about 20 per cent a year. In Japan, we could find definite synergies [in acquiring another company] through distribution and lowering costs."

Tsusaka and Akio Ishida, a former vice-chairman of Merrill Lynch's investment banking unit who is now vice-chairman at TPG, have joined Tomy's board as outside directors.

The two men are spearheading a project committee that is examining all aspects of Tomy's business lines, including purchasing, brand value and supply-chain management.

Tomy's business has seen its domestic market share steadily eroded by the popularity of video games. In the year to March 2006, Tomy posted a group net loss of Y9.71bn ($82.4m) and for this year has cut its annual net profit forecast to Y1.7bn from Y5bn, blaming weak demand for traditional toys.

In order to trim costs and boost operating margins, TPG said, Tomy could bring down procurement costs by about 15 per cent. "Until now, in many cases, [Tomy has] relied on only one to two vendors for purchasing agreements," said Tsusaka.

Ishida said there was room for growth in educational toys and video-game related products, such as T-shirts and lunchboxes. Tomy is also considering launching internet sales. "We think that Tomy has the potential to become number-one in Japan," he said.

Thanks to ToyNewsMagazines for the story

Category: Older News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 2nd April 2007 at 17:17:01 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News The Botcon website has been updated with the following message regarding confirmationof bookings.

PLEASE do not call about your regsitration confirmation!
We will be confirming receipt of faxed registration forms
by phone or email later this week. Please be patient as we
have been deluged with faxed registration forms and these
will take time to process. Hard copy confirmations will
go out in May. Thank you.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 2nd April 2007 at 16:12:06 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News We've recieved confirmation from Brian Savage that the BotCon non-attendees package is indeed open worldwide and not just for US residents. Like previous years, they seeemed to be a little confusion over this due to the layout of the form, but it is indeed open to everyone.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 1st April 2007 at 10:06:15 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News The Botcon website has been updated with the registration forms. You can find the attendees form here and the dealers form here. They have also published information on the event, confirming that there will be a special limited showing of the new Transformers Movie. They have also confirmed that 500 attendees will get the chance of visiting Hasbro's offices. The 500 are the first 400 people to register and 100 via a raffle.

The convention toys are:-
Classics Thrust
Classics Thundercracker
Classics Dirge
Classics Dreadwind
Classics Bugbite.

You can safely assume the toys will be re-coloured Classic Starscream molds for the Strike planes, with Bugbyte probably a White Classics Bumblebee, based on the e-Hobby Bugbite minibot. Deadwind could be a recoloured Jetfire, though that is unclear.

David Kaye has also been annouced as the first official guest.



Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 31st March 2007 at 19:12:05 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News Tomorrow is April Fools Day, so becareful when browsing other Transformers websites for news, as you'll find 99% of it will be false. With that being the case, and working on the assumption that tomorrow will be a "slow news day" we've uploaded a new gallery you can look at to fill up your time.

The gallery is the 1,389th Transformer toy in our extensive Transformers toy collection to appear in our Transformers toy image gallery, and is of MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream. There are 109 images of the toy, taken with our 9 megapixel camera, making them the highest resoluton images of the Masterpeice Starscream toy on the web. I'm really pleased with how well the detailing shows up, so why not have a look.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Saturday, 31st March 2007 at 17:16:33 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News Last night saw the launching of two new Transformers Movie TV trailers. The first is called hidden and the 2nd is unnamed. You can download the trailers direct from our website.

Hidden trailer

2nd TV trailer.


Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 31st March 2007 at 09:32:38 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News TFWorld 2005 have once again gotten their hands on another Transformers Movie rendersheet, this time of Bonecrusher. You can see both renders on their Message Board.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 30th March 2007 at 12:51:23 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Older News e-Hobby have announced their next exclusive and its a bit of a suprise. The toy will be BT-18 clear Rijyu (Mirage). The toy will most likely be a clear version of the Alternator since that version was all plastic. You can view the listing here.

Category: Older News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 29th March 2007 at 18:26:25 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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