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May 19th, 2009

Transformers Animated Wreck-Gar Reviewed

Who would have ever thought Hasbro would make a character that became a garbage truck?! It's happened and he's the perfect character: Wreck-Gar! Check out my review of Animated Wreck-Gar here!

Peter Cullen to attend Botcon 2009

Fun Publications has announced its latest guest to the awesome line up at Botcon 2009: Peter Cullen! Transformers fans everywhere know Peter Cullen as the voice of the original Optimus Prime in the 1980's. Since then, Cullen has lent his talents to the voices of Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh) and shows such as Duck Tales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Peter will be attending Saturday for one panel and two autograph sessions. You can read all the details on the Botcon 2009 web site.

May 13th

Animated Patrol Bumblebee Reviewed

In G1, Bumblebee idolized Transformers such as Prowl. Now in "Animated" he gets to look like G1 Prowl! Check out the review for Transformers Animated Activators Patrol Bumblebee to see some familiar colors on this redeco.

Bumblebee visits the Cannes Film Festival 2009

UK based Truveo has posted a video of Bumblebee at the Cannes Film Festival. Bumblebee is shown being delivered and then assembled. The Festival de Cannes has celebrated the cinema for more than 60 years. For those who wish to read more about the festival itself, check out their official web site.

Megan Fox discusses gaining weight for "Revenge of the Fallen"

According to China Daily "Revenge of the Fallen" actress Megan Fox gained weight before reprising her role as Mikaela Banes. This runs contrary to popular belief when it comes to Hollywood films. However, as the article points out "Renee Zellweger famously went from a dress size six to a 14 for the Bridget Jones films, while Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron gained 28lbs for her Oscar-winning role in Monster.".

May 6th

"Revenge of the Fallen" toys to debut at Botcon 2009!

Hasbro has released news that a limited quantity of "Revenge of the Fallen" figures will be made available at Botcon 2009! See below for the statement sent to Transformers venues this morning:

Hasbro’s excited to announce that Transformers fans attending BotCon 2009 in Pasadena, California, later this month (May 28-31) will have the opportunity to be some of the first fans anywhere to buy all-new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie toys!

Transformers Marvel Crossovers Iron Man & Spider-Man set released

The deluxe Marvel Crossovers set featuring transformable versions of Spider-Man and Iron Man has been released! I spotted this boxed set featuring two of Marvel's most popular characters at the Forbidden Planet comic book shop in New York, NY. Expect it in wide release any day now!

May 5th

Hasbro Transformers site revamped for "Revenge of the Fallen"

The official Transformers web site by Hasbro has been given a face lift in preparation for the release of "Revenge of the Fallen"! The site now features an introduction by "Optimus Prime" (not voiced by Peter Cullen) and shows a few bits of product. There is also a countdown clock for the release of the toys. As time goes along I'm sure a ton more content will be added that will make fans drool!

New "Transformers Universe" video at Monkeybar TV

Hasbro's media site Monkeybar TV has posted a new video in its "Transformers Universe" series. This video features Optimus Prime and Bumblebee taking on Megatron and Cyclonus as a rabbit watches on. Seriously.

Classics Legends Class Fireflight and Leo Prime reviewed

Tonight brings two new reviews. First up is a reincarnation of an Aerialbot in a new form: Fireflight! Next up is a character who has influences from "Beast Wars the Second" but was first introduced in Classics: Leo Prime. These reviews and many others are available for viewing in the Classics toy review page.