Writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman were interviewed by Geoff Boucher of the LA Times. The article primarily covers their work on the upcoming "Star Trek" film, but it gives an interesting look at their creative process.
Before ending the live action movie toy line, Hasbro released one last set of Wal-Mart exclusive characters from the movie universe. One of these was a homage to a G1 Triggercon: Crankcase! Take a look at his review here and see if you want this grumpy Decepticon to bother - erm, join your army!
One of the wackiest (and strongest) characters to emerge from "Transformers Animated" is Lugnut, the fanatical follower of Megatron who believes in him without question. Check out Lugnut's review here!
In 2004, Takara released a Japanese Exclusive line of figures that seemed to be its answer to 2003's "Transformers Universe", mostly composed of redecos set in a universe where characters from different generations worked together. Now BWTF's reviews from this line have been restored. Check out the Robotmasters reviews!
According to Slashfilm (based on a post in the sometimes difficult-to-read Don Murphy boards), "Transformers" writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman may be ready to pack up their Allspark and take the show elsewhere. According to the blog, Orci is quoted as saying “Time for fresh blood!” writes Orci.
When the days of Generation One passed, Hasbro made an attempt to revive the Transformers franchise through a new toy line: Generation 2, forever creating an epoch of sorts, where Transformers forged forward and evolutionized into newer and newer incarnations such as "Beast Wars" and "Animated". Read reviews of some of the figures from this line in the Generation 2 toy review section.