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Our latest site sponsor is none other than UK High Street DVD / CV / Game stockists HMV. HMV is also the only place where you can buy the Transformable Transformers Movie DVD case from, here within the UK, as its an HMV exclusive Released on the 2nd December, you can order it online from the HMV website for 22.99 including free shipping. The RRP is 29.99.


Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Tuesday, 27th November 2007 at 13:47:08 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Talk Transformers has an image of carded versions of the Transformers Movie toys Cliffjumper (repainted 08 Bumblebee), Landmine and Camshaft (repainted Swindle).

You can see the image here.

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 23rd November 2007 at 08:27:40 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Thanks to Simes for posting the following news / request concerning Auto Assembly 2008 on our Transformers Message Board.

Well, Auto Assembly 2008 is already shaping up to be something special and we can make our first announcement for the convention... Issue 9 of the convention fanzine The Cybertronian Times will feature an exclusive interview with Mark Ryan - the voice of Bumblebee in the live action movie!

While Bumblebee didn't have a great deal of dialogue in the film, Mark had a lot more involvement in the film than you might think... He worked on the throughout filming as the on-set voices of several different characters right into editing, prior to the actual casting of the main voice actors prior to his casting as Bumblebee. He then also voiced Ironhide and Hoist for Activision's game based on the film.

We're open to your suggestions for questions for Mark so feel free to post them on the Transformers Forum of Transformers At The Moon and we'll pick the best ones to send to him! As always, the fanzine will be available to pre-order for all attendees booking for the convention and a limited number of copies will be sold after the event subject to availability. Simon and Sven Auto Assembly 2008

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Wednesday, 21st November 2007 at 18:51:14 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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talk.transformers, the Hong Kong Transformers newsgroup, has posted images of the Transformer sMovie Trans-Scanning Bumblebee and Optimus Prime figures.

Both Bumblebee, here ,and Prime, here, share the same protoform robot mode, but with attachable pieces that form the vehicle and earth robot modes.

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 16th November 2007 at 16:41:20 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Site SponsorsHasbro UK has launched a brand new Transformers merchandise site, via Digital Stores, and are looking for some feedback. You can post your feedback on our message board in this thread, and Hasbro UK worker Bluestreak56 will pass it on to the right people.

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 15th November 2007 at 09:03:08 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Thanks to T4E for posting this on our message board .

"Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but was in ASDA in Cardiff yesterday and they had the Prime talking helmet's but they were packed with one of those TransTech figures on the side. Can't remember the name of it, but it was the cell phone transformer.

I'm assuming it'll be in other ASDA stores so maybe worth checking out.
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We apologies if this has been seen before, but we do not remember seeing it ourselves

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 15th November 2007 at 08:58:52 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Yahoo! blogger ambroseyin has posted an entry on his blog containing several pictures of the Transformers Movie Black Arcee figure and feature an appearance by the Dark Knight himself. Its well worth checking out the images, and to wet your appetite, here's a preview.


Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 15th November 2007 at 08:53:20 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Dixon's have announced their top tech toy wish-list, which is based on its latest online pre-orders and sales data. Toy robots dominate the top 10, with Transformers making the list, but Dixon's report that video games favourites such as the Nintendo DS are remaining popular.

"Toys are not stuffed with cotton wool anymore, they are stuffed with technology," said Pat Foley, head of marketing and operations at Dixons.co.uk.

"There is a whole generation of tech-savvy kids out there, and toy makers have tapped into this to make this a truly hi-tech Christmas.

"Robots will be very popular this Christmas as are toys relating to the big blockbuster movies out this year such as Spiderman, Transformers and High School Musical," he said.

Here is their top 10

1. Sakura Robot 49.99
2. Spidersapien Robot 69.99
3. Transformers Voice Changer Helmet 29.99
4. Disney's High School Musical Dance Mat 24.99
5. Furreal Friends Parrot 69.99
6. Bladerunner Infrared Indoor Helicopter 29.99
7. Spiderman Laptop 24.99
8. Nintendo DS Lite 99.99
9. Barbie Laptop 19.99
10. Teksta Robotic Puppy 39.99

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Wednesday, 14th November 2007 at 22:23:25 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Bay's robots in disguise boost GM profile
Survey: 'Transformers' car characters more popular than film's stars


From the outset, GM was thrilled with the starring roles that director Michael Bay orchestrated for four of its vehicles in his summer blockbuster "Transformers" despite some media and blogger criticism that the integrations went too far and basically served as commercials for the carmaker.

Now with the release of market research data from GM on the impact of its placement in the film, it appears there was indeed little consumer backlash against the integrations, which were widely considered among the highest profile and most significant film roles for an auto manufacturer, or any advertiser, for that matter.

According to the market research, Autobot Bumblebee, who spent much of the film as a Chevy Camaro, was the film's favorite character, beating out real-life stars Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox and even Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Ninety-four% of moviegoers surveyed rated their opinion of Bumblebee as excellent or very good, compared with 91% for Optimus Prime, 83% for LeBeouf, 82% for Fox and 69% for Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide -- played by a Pontiac Solstice, a Hummer H2 and a GMC Topkick, respectively, that transform into Autobots.

"This is one of those rare instances when our product was actually a key character in a movie," said Dino Bernacchi, associate director of marketing alliances and branded entertainment at GM. "When 94% of all moviegoers questioned said their favorite character in the film was Bumblebee, I think that just shows the power of what this movie was and what it did for us."

The data, compiled by an independent market research firm based on interviews with 1,350 U.S. moviegoers before and after seeing the film in theaters, demonstrated that respondents were 70%-90% more likely to consider purchasing the Camaro, Solstice, Hummer H2 and GMC Topkick after seeing "Transformers." And moviegoers' opinions of the GM vehicles also shot up drastically, with a 144% improvement in their opinions of the Solstice -- which has only been on the market since 2005 -- and a 72% improvement in audience views of the Camaro. Opinions of the Hummer H2 and the GMC Topkick improved by 65% or greater.


"Opinion and consideration (to purchase) are probably the two hardest metrics to move in the automotive category," Bernacchi said. "With a movie that isn't a hard-core selling of a product, those two measures are even harder to move. If we can move the needle for opinion and consideration, that's remarkable."

The market research, requested by The Hollywood Reporter, also found that 50% or more of moviegoers questioned were more likely to research the vehicles in the film, either by going online or visiting a dealership. GM also found significant increases in both the hip and cool factors for its vehicles.

According to GM, 92% of moviegoers said the Camaro was the right fit for the role of Bumblebee, 80% said the Hummer H2 was a good fit for Ratchet and 76% thought the Solstice and Topkick were the right choice for Jazz and Ironhide. Bernacchi said that regarding automotive integrations in films over the past five years, typically only 46%-62% of moviegoers have rated the vehicles as the right fit for the roles.

But despite the positive data, GM could not show a correlation between its starring roles and increased auto sales or Web traffic.

The Camaro in the film is a new model that won't be released until the end of 2008, the Topkick is a heavy duty vehicle that's not really a commercially viable alternative for consumers, and the Hummer H2 and Solstice are niche brands, Bernacchi said. In addition, it takes time for marketing campaigns to translate to automotive sales, with vehicles being the second biggest purchase Americans make outside of a home, he added.

GM sales were up 2.7% in August-October compared with the year-ago period, with 1,035,816 vehicles sold, but the increase couldn't be specifically correlated to the film. "There's infrequently that immediate translation to sales," Bernacchi said. But he noted that 180,000 people have registered for updates on the new Camaro compared with about 15,000 before the film was released.

The starring roles did help GM accomplish one of its most difficult tasks: improving its brand cachet, or hip factor, in the eyes of consumers. "We were able to showcase some of the sexiest, coolest products in this movie. Each of the vehicles is a halo product for its division. This property gave our company the chance to break through," Bernacchi said.

With record sales of the "Transformers" DVD -- released last month -- on the heels of a worldwide boxoffice tally of more than $700 million, the marketing benefits of the GM integrations are likely to become even greater. And what about "Transformers 2"? Bernacchi said he couldn't comment on any future deals but said that GM hoped to reprise its starring roles in the sequel.

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Rotten Tomatoes has the following article on Transformers 2.

Michael Bay went through the wringer with the fanboys on Transformers. He addressed every concern -- early designs, scripts, remaining faithful to the source material -- and delivered a movie that won over most audiences, grossing nearly $320 million in America alone. But with Transformers 2 in development, Bay isn't taking any more lip service.

"One thing I do know is I know how to screw them up more," said Bay. "We're going to leak a lot of false information all over the place. I now know their game. They're going to get a lot of script treatments that they think are going to be the script. They will never see the script. We've got scripts and treatments written up that we're going to leak. No one's going to know."

Scoopers who currently think they're sitting on a hot one, here's a head's up. "There's one out that's fake right now. There are going to be many others."

In the days leading up to the writer's strike, Bay was in the trenches working on the sequel script. "Every day now. I'm excited about it. We've got Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci], the original writers, and we've got Ehren Kruger (Blood and Chocolate, The Ring), who's a new writer coming in. We have three very good writers."

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Saturday, 10th November 2007 at 21:07:03 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Thaks to Seibertron.com for spotting an eBay auction by Masyu for the Allspark Powered Jungle Bonecrusher Transformers Movie toy repaint.

You can see the auction along with it's two images here.

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Saturday, 10th November 2007 at 21:05:28 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Site SponsorsJapanese wholesaler, Maruzen Toy, have updated their product listings with an image of the Japanese Transformers Movie AllSpark Power MA-20 Arcee Black Version. The figure, as the name suggests, is the black repaint of Transformers Movie Arcee. You can view the image, and product listing, here.

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 9th November 2007 at 08:29:12 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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In a press release sent over Business Wire, Warner Home Video have announced that they secured a deal to release Transformers on DVD within China. Here's the full release.

Warner Home Video Signs Deal to Distribute Paramount and DreamWorks Animation Titles in China - Launching with the Release of ''Transformers'' and ''Shrek the Third''

BURBANK, Calif., Nov 07, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At a press conference today in Beijing Warner Home Video (WHV) announced it has signed an agreement with Paramount and DreamWorks Animation to distribute DVDs in China. WHV will leverage its distribution infrastructure and expertise to provide high quality, studio-authorized copies of these blockbuster films on DVD. DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount's "Transformers" and DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek the Third" will be the first two new release titles distributed under the new partnerships.

"The addition of two major Hollywood studios' product in China - Paramount and DreamWorks Animation - further strengthens our efforts in building a legitimate video business in China," said Mark Horak, executive vice president & general manager, worldwide operations & new packaged media for Warner Home Video. "By providing a wide selection of high quality, competitively priced DVDs, we will be offering consumers a more attractive alternative to lower quality, pirated product."

CAV Warner Home Entertainment, a joint entertainment distribution venture between Warner Home Video and China Audio Video, will use its established relationships with retailers throughout China to distribute select Paramount and DreamWorks Animation titles in more than 50 cities and up to 20,000 outlets. On November 1 the first film distributed under the new agreement, "Transformers," hit shelves. The biggest original film of the year during its theatrical release, the DVD has become a top-selling title in China. "Shrek the Third" will be released on November 28, 2007. All titles will be distributed on competitively priced, Mandarin language DVDs.

"Warner has demonstrated that securing key retail outlets in China is necessary to supplant pirated content with legitimate product to fight piracy in the market," said Dennis Maguire, President, Paramount Home Entertainment International. "Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation believe that consumers in China deserve to see their films at the best quality and most affordable price. Our relationship with Warner Bros. allows us the best opportunity to reach the most consumers with two of the year's most highly anticipated releases of "Transformers" and "Shrek the Third"."

"We are pleased to welcome Paramount and DreamWorks into our growing distribution network in China," said Philippe Cardon, president of Warner Home Video International. "This agreement further strengthens our value proposition to readily provide inexpensive, quality DVDs, which appeal to consumers who are used to purchasing cheap pirated products."

The press conference, held today in Beijing, China, was hosted by Warner Home Entertainment, CAV Warner Home Entertainment and Paramount.

About CAV Warner Home Entertainment

Shanghai based CAV Warner Home Entertainment Co. is a joint venture between Warner Home Video and China Audio Video. The venture marks the first U.S. studio to create an in-country DVD/VCD distribution and marketing operation in China. CAV Warner Home Entertainment was established to address China's enormous consumer demand and growing appetite for legitimate alternatives to poor quality pirated goods. In addition to distributing Warner Bros. home entertainment titles, the joint venture distributes home entertainment titles from Universal Pictures International in the region.

About PHEI

Paramount Home Entertainment International (PHEI) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (VIA)(VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHEI is responsible for the international sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

SOURCE: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

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Both Burger King and Activison Inc have announced previous quarter profits with both attributing part of the rise to Transformers Movie tie-in products.

The Associated Press have sent out the following report on the rise in Burger Kings 1st Quarter profits.

"MIAMI (AP) - Fast-food chain Burger King Corp. said Monday its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 23 percent, beating Wall Street expectations, helped by ''Simpsons'' and ''Transformers'' marketing promotions and sales of the Tendercrisp and Spicy Chick'N Crisp sandwiches. The company earned $49 million, or 35 cents per share, compared with $40 million, or 30 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue increased 10 percent to $602 million, from $546 million in the prior-year period. Analysts were expecting a profit of 33 cents per share on revenue of $597.1 million, according to a poll by Thomson Financial. Worldwide same-store sales were up 5.9 percent, Burger King said, while same-store sales in the U.S. and Canada rose 6.6 percent. Same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, is a key indicator of retailer performance since it measures growth at existing stores rather than newly opened ones. In the U.S., the company said its tie-in with ''The Simpsons Movie'' drove sales of the Ultimate DoubleWhopper sandwich. Burger King also said sales were helped in the U.K. by the launch of its BKFusions Real Dairy Ice Cream offerings."

From Reuters regarding Activision

"SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Activision Inc (ATVI.O: Quote, Profile, Research), the second-biggest U.S. video game publisher, posted a small quarterly net profit on Monday compared with a year-earlier loss, as revenue jumped on sales of titles like ransformers and Guitar Hero.

Category: Site Sponsors | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 7th November 2007 at 10:07:09 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Site SponsorsFatguyy's blog has been updated with two interesting entries, the first is a review and gallery of the Megatron G-shock watch, which you can find here, and the second is a review and gallery of Transformers Movie Battle Damaged Optimus Prime, which you can find here.

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