April 26th, 2009

Linkin Park working on song and score for "Revenge of the Fallen"

The music group Linkin Park has officially confirmed that they are working on both the song and score for "Revenge of the Fallen". This was announced on the official Linkin Park blog. The band will work with Hans Zimmer on the pieces of the score based on their song. The blog states "We met with Hans last week, and heard some of the incredible things he and his guys have done with our new song.

April 25th

Target Exclusive Storm Surge reviewed

At the beginning of 2008, Target launched its final group of exclusive Scout Class figures all belonging in the "Movie universe". One of these last figures was Storm Surge, a redeco of Cybertron Shortround. With a fun new deco, you just might want this little guy on your Decepticon team. Check out Storm Surge's review here.

Ad Age discusses how Hasbro's move into the entertainment industry

Advertising Age has posted an article discussing how Hasbro has worked to position its various toy brands as Hollywood and entertainment properties. "Transformers" was clearly cited as an example, as is the upcoming G.I. Joe film. Among other brands mentioned as upcoming movies are "Battleship" (in development with Peter Berg of "Friday Night Lights" fame) and "Stretch Armstrong" (in development with Steve Odekerk of "Bruce Almighty" fame).

The Otago Daily Times interviews Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

The Otago Daily Times has posted an interview with "Revenge of the Fallen" writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. There is only a passing mention of "Revenge of the Fallen". The article focuses on how the two met and formed their writing partnership.

Transformers Animated Starscream Reviewed

No, you're not seeing double. Hot on the heels of my Activators Starscream review is a review of his much larger, Voyager Class counterpart! Read the review here to check out photos and my thoughts on this version of the Decepticon Air Commander.

Leonard Nimoy in "Revenge of the Fallen"? Maybe...or not.

MTV Movie Blog posted an interesting article related to the voice overs for the various Transformers characters in "Revenge of the Fallen". One science fiction legend who once lent his voice to a Transformer is Leonard Nimoy, and Bay was asked if his familial link to the famous "Star Trek" actor would help lure the star into lending his voice to a Transformer in "Revenge of the Fallen". While Bay would love to do this, he explains that it isn't as simple as it seems.

April 24th

Transformers Animated Activators Starscream reviewed

What Transformers line would be complete without a treacherous and entertaining bad guy? "Transformers Animated" has one, and as you'd expect, his name is Starscream! Check out the review for Activators Starscream, a pocket sized version of this powerful Decepticon.

Writers Orci & Kurtzman say Transformers 2 balances action, comedy better

Scifi wire interviewed "Revenge of the Fallen" writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci. Among the topics discussed was the tone of the "Transformers" sequel, which trailers have suggested as being darker than its predecessor. The article states "If the first Transformers shifted between action and comedy with some darker undertones, Orci thought the duo did an even better job balancing those elements the second time around.".

New "Revenge of the Fallen" trailer to debut at promotional event

Slashfilm has reported that a special promotional event is being held for "Revenge of the Fallen". In twenty cities across the country, special screenings of the 2007 "Transformers" movie will be held on April 29th. This will include a debut of the new "Revenge of the Fallen" trailer! Check out details here.

April 22nd

Transformers Animated Activators Optimus Prime Review

Want a small Optimus Prime to carry around wherever you go? Here's one choice, Activators Optimus Prime! Take a look at the review for this neat little figure here.