Archive - 2010

May 20th

War for Cybertron Character Profiles and Images: Jetfire, Sideswipe and Thundercracker

New character profiles and images have been revealed for "War for Cybertron", the Transformers game chronicling the history of the Autobots and Decepticons before they came to Earth. Click on the thumbnails below to check out these images and read their profiles below.

War for Cybertron Jetfire (Robot Mode) War for Cybertron Jetfire (Vehicle Mode) War for Cybertron Sideswipe (Robot Mode) War for Cybertron Sideswipe (Vehicle Mode) War for Cybertron Thundercracker (Robot Mode) War for Cybertron Thundercracker (Vehicle Mode)

War for Cybertron Storyline trailer

A new trailer for the "War for Cybertron" game due in June has been released. History is a major component of this game, and this clip tells us how the game will introduce the relationships of Megatron and Starscream as well as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. As usual, there are stunning visuals involved as well. Check out the clip below!

May 19th

Megan Fox out of "Transformers 3", Gemma Arterton in?

Entertainment web site The Wrap is reporting that actress Gemma Arterton ("Quantum of Solace", "Clash of the Titans") is in the running to replace the newly ousted Megan Fox in the role of Sam Witwicky's love interest.

May 17th

Peter Cullen to reprise role of Optimus Prime in "Transformers Prime" television show!

Advertising Age has published an article discussing the challenges Hasbro's new joint venture with Discovery will face both in gaining viewers and from the government. The biggest Transformers news however is this juicy nugget: "...the new "Transformers Prime" will feature the voice of Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime from the animated series as well as the Michael Bay-directed feature films.

May 14th

Screenrant report: Science fiction veteran actor Alan Tudyk joins cast of "Transformers 3"

The cast for "Transformers 3" continues to grow! This time Alan Tudyk, whose past credits include the science fiction series "Firefly" and "Dollhouse" has joined the cast of the next Transformers film. According to the article "Tudyk will join fellow TV stars Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jamie Kennedy (The Ghost Whisperer) as the latest additions to the Transformers 3 cast.". I'm personally stoked by this as I love Tudyk. He's a very versatile actor who can play everything from smart, to the lovable goofball to a totally evil villain.

AP Report: LaBeouf promises better 'Transformers' next time

"Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf recently spoke with The Associated Press about the upcoming Transformers live action film. Promising a better movie, the article states that LaBeouf believes "...the second "Transformers" movie got too big for its own good - but the third one brings the heart back to the franchise.". The actor goes on to say that "There's going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they're targeting humans," LaBeouf said. "It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed.".

Botcon 2010 Clench Revealed!

For every great Autobot hero, there must be a villain for him to face off against. This summer, the previously revealed Pyro will have his hands full with the evil Decepticon Clench! A redeco of Universe 2.0 Onslaught, this awesome Decepticon will feature a new head sculpt based on the G1/G2 iteration of the character!

May 11th

Botcon 2010: Generation 2 Video

Years ago, the Generation 2 television show featured an opening sequence using CGI animation to show G2 Optimus Prime fighting Ramjet. This sequence has been redone with modern CGI animation thanks to the work of fellow fans Randall Ng and Dr. Smoov. Now all fans can view this video and celebrate the "rebirth" of Generation 2 at Botcon this year! The video is embedded below.

Mudflap and Skids will NOT return fo "Transformers 3" or will they?

On a recent post on Michael Bay's web site, the "Transformers" director states that the twins Mudflap and Skids will not be returning for "Transformers 3", the as yet untitled third Transformers live action film. Fans may recall that many people were offended by these characters (and I commented on them in my podcast in February).

May 6th

Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Arcee Reviewed

While Arcee was originally planned as one of the Autobots to be featured in the first Transformers film, she didn't make it on screen until the second film, "Revenge of the Fallen". While still a motorcycle in vehicle mode, her robot mode changed a lot between the design for the first and second movies. Check out my review of deluxe class Arcee to see this figure and my thoughts on this funky new form!