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We have updated theTransformers toys instruction sheets section of the website with some new PDF instructon sheets entries.
Of the updates, the following new entries were added into the database:
You can download copies of the instruction sheets from our Transformers toys instruction sheets section of the website.
Another TV Spot for Transformers Dark of the Moon has aired within the US. You can watch a low quality version on YouTube below.
Masabon has reported to TFW2005.com that Transformers: Darkside Moon, the Japanese name for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Vortex has now been released in Japan at the International Tokyo Toy Show. The toy is a remold of the Tomahawk figure with the following profile
Vortex is the aerial soldier of Decepticon. As he has ruthless and brutal nature, he ultimate pleasure is to chop up the Autobot he captures.
You can view some images of this figure at TFW2005.com
Omegastoopreme reports that "Sainsburys in Basildon had a whole rack of the Mechtech DX Optimus Prime, with its own price marker indicating he comes in a solid case of just Primes.£12.99 same as the other DX figures."
Hasbro Brands to Deliver Major Hollywood Blockbuster Film and Television Action, Adventure and Fun Worldwide This Summer and Beyond
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Hits Theaters June 29, BATTLESHIP Film on Deck for 2012, MY LITTLE PONY Friendship is Magic and Emmy Nominated TRANSFORMERS PRIME Airing on The Hub
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS - News) arrived at the International Licensing Expo counting down the days until the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS invade theaters worldwide again on June 29, 2011 with the release of the new Paramount Pictures film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Adding to the excitement will be Hasbro licensees across all major categories bringing to market highly innovative, stylish and relevant “More Than Meets the Eye” products to delight TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages.
Cameras continue to roll toward the scheduled May 18, 2012 release of the BATTLESHIP movie, under direction of Hollywood storyteller Peter Berg. As Mr. Berg and Universal Pictures will bring BATTLESHIP to the big screen as an epic action adventure, Hasbro will do the same with its global portfolio of licensees and retailers by building a BATTLESHIP merchandising program that will launch next spring. Key driver categories will include apparel, publishing, and gaming with supporting products that blend aspects of the film with the rich heritage of the BATTLESHIP brand to deliver highly compelling merchandise to mass, mid-tier and specialty retailers worldwide.
Hasbro Studios and The Hub continue to gain major market traction underscored by eight Daytime Emmy Award nominations – six for TRANSFORMERS PRIME and one each for the FAMILY GAME NIGHT game show and PICTUREKA. MY LITTLE PONY Friendship is Magic is also currently ranked the No. 1 television program for kids 2-11 on The Hub in the U.S., and in Canada, the show has consistently been a top rated show on Treehouse since its launch last fall*. Additionally, Pound Puppies has become a top rated show among both boys and girls on The Hub and on YTV in Canada. Excitement is also building for new programming currently in development such as an animated LITTLEST PET SHOP episodic series slated to debut in 2012.
“Hasbro is soaring to new heights with our mega entertainment brands such as BATTLESHIP, MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS by creating relevant lifestyle products that further enhance the brand immersion experience,” said Simon Waters, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Licensing and Publishing at Hasbro. “These properties evoke action, adventure and fun, which speak to every consumer at some level. Our goal is to reach those fans and connect them to our brands in meaningful ways that tap those emotions from fashion to publishing and home goods.”
As the ‘Robots in Disguise’ arrive on the silver screen later this month and continue to battle on The Hub network, retail shelves around the globe will be stocked with movie-based products from more than 325 Hasbro licensees that tie into fans’ affinity for the overarching TRANSFORMERS brand. Leading the charge is fashion for the entire family with hundreds of TRANSFORMERS brand-inspired design treatments on everything from t-shirts to caps, jackets, hoodies, sneakers, sunglasses and watches from licensees such as Uniqlo, and Shanghai Metersbonwe Fashion and Accessories.
On the publishing front, the TRANSFORMERS brand continues to hold strong appeal across all formats such as comic books and graphic novels where the extension of storylines and character development further immerse fans into the depths of the powerhouse property. Publishing licensees such as IDW, Bendon, Ice Water Press, and Random House-Del Rey are all on-board to fill book pages with gripping TRANSFORMERS fiction.
For those who enjoy a digital immersion experience, the TRANSFORMERS brand will pervade console and mobile gaming platforms this summer. Activision is delivering gameplay that is the prologue to the Transformer: Dark of the Moon film while Electronic Arts will allow players to jump into the role of one of the most popular AUTOBOTS battling the DECEPTICONS on the iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad™. For online battles, Jagex is developing an eye-popping browser-based massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for Western markets in 2012.
Retailers have also stepped up in a big way this summer with major promotions and in-store displays of TRANSFORMERS branded products that will carry consumers from summer fun through back-to-school and holiday. A wide assortment of items across every major category from apparel to publishing and home goods will be found at mass, mid-tier and specialty retailers alongside Hasbro’s 2011 product line, including figures, role-play items and the new KRE-O line of construction sets.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS - News) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Another low quality recorded TV Spot for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has found its way onto YouTube. You can watch it below.
We have updated theTransformers toys instruction sheets section of the website with some new PDF instructon sheets entries that follow on from our last batch on Instruction sheet updates for Kre-O toys.
Of the updates, the following new entries were added into the database:
You can download copies of the instruction sheets from our Transformers toys instruction sheets section of the website.
GameChronicles.com have published their review of the X-Box version of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. They game the score 8.3 our of 10 with the breakdown being 8 for gameplay, 8 for graphics, 9 for sound and 8 for value. The game, which uses the Transformers: War For Cybertron engine and is a direct prequel to the live action movie is out now on all formats. Here is how they summed up the review at the end.
"While Transformers: Dark of the Moon is certainly the best of the movie-inspired Transformer games it still falls short of last year’s amazing War for Cybertron. There was just something so imaginative and inspired about taking the franchise to the Transformers' home world. Dark of the Moon still offers a great deal of varied and challenging gameplay in both solo and online modes. I loved the new Stealth Force combat mode almost as much as I hated the conventional driving sections of the game. Fortunately, those moments are few and far between.
The bottom line is that any action gamer looking for awesome multiplayer combat with classes, skills, and upgrades, or any Transformer fan looking for a cool prequel story to the upcoming movie will love Dark of the Moon. I know I did."
The Hub have issued the following press release:
Another decent quality Transformers: Dark of the Moon TV Spot has aired and has subsequently been posted on YouTube. You can view the spot below.
Activision have sent out the following press release
TRANSFORMERS™: DARK OF THE MOON™ VIDEO GAME SHIPS TO RETAILERS NATIONWIDE
New Action Game Thrusts Players into an Original Prologue Storyline to Blockbuster Film
Santa Monica, CA - June 14, 2011 - The colossal battle between the AUTOBOTS™ and DECEPTICONS™ is underway as Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) new video game Transformers: Dark of the Moon ships to retail stores nationwide today. Created by acclaimed developer High Moon Studios and based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the game lets fans fight through epic battles as they unravel MEGATRON'S sinister plan and is set in the world of director Michael Bay's upcoming movie from Paramount Pictures that will be released in theaters on June 29th.
"The Transformers: Dark of the Moon game lets fans experience the gripping battles and original prologue story that precede the highly anticipated film," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. "The team at High Moon Studios has created an amazing TRANSFORMERS narrative that unfolds through an epic single-player campaign and allows fans to play as their favorite characters in head-to-head multiplayer action."
"Activision has delivered a stellar prologue game leading up to the blockbuster movie," said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Media and Marketing, Hasbro. "Hasbro is looking forward to offering fans of the TRANSFORMERS brand and gamers alike an exciting video game to expand on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon experience this summer."
Featuring a new gameplay mechanic called Stealth Force, the Transformers: Dark of the Moon game lets fans instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of Robot mode with the agility and maneuverability of Vehicle mode. Set in unique environments around the world such as the Jungles of Central America, Siberian military facilities, urban cityscapes and more, the game lets players assume the roles of a diverse roster of favorite TRANSFORMERS characters through a heart-pounding campaign to save mankind. Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their friends around the world through intense, online multiplayer game modes as their favorite iconic characters with the ability to personalize their characters' look with numerous appearance, weapons and skills customization options.
The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is rated "T" (Teen - for Violence) by the ESRB and is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Additionally, Activision is releasing three separate games on the Nintendo platforms developed by Behaviour Interactive. Available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and Wii™ system, Transformers: Dark of the Moon Stealth Force Edition follows a prologue storyline and harnesses the power of Stealth Force to focus gameplay on intense vehicular combat, allowing fans to obliterate enemies at blazing speeds with advanced weapons, defense systems and targeting capabilities as they slalom between cars and dodge fire in a highly maneuverable vehicle form.
For the Nintendo DS™, fans can choose their side with two distinct titles, Transformers: Dark of the Moon AUTOBOTS and Transformers: Dark of the Moon DECEPTICONS.
All Nintendo platform games are rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older - for Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand. In cinemas worldwide from 29th June 2011 in 2D and 3D.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition including from used games and other forms of entertainment, litigation risks and associated costs, rapid changes in technology, industry standards, business models including online and used games, and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as music, first-person action and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors, and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers that can create high quality "hit" titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion, and the other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
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HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Game © 2011 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.
All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
Artist Direct have posted a review of the Transformers: Dark of the MoonSoundtrack which goes on sale today which they give 4.5 / 5.
"Traditionally, the soundtrack to a Transformers film proves just as explosive and entrancing as the movie itself.
The soundtrack for Transformers: Dark of the Moon proudly upholds that tradition—like any robust Autobot—but it's also the best in the series so far. Each and every song displays an evolutionary heaviness that would be right at home on Optimus Prime's personal playlist....
Bringing together the biggest and best names in rock and metal, the
soundtrack is just as much of an event as the film itself. Take a trip
to Dark of the Moon with it blaring now…"
Another TV spot for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has now aired and has also been published to YouTube by Paramount Pictures.