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June 29th, 2009

Bumblebee kicks butt and takes names...on the sales floor of Chevy dealerships

According to USAToday, sales for the 2010 Camaro featured in "Revenge of the Fallen" as Bumblebee's vehicle mode have been so incredible that the manufacturer is struggling to keep up with demand. The article reports "...some buyers paying $500 to $2,500 more than the sticker price.". This is a rare occurrence in today's world where the economy is in a recession and unemployment rates have reached levels not seen in over a decade.

June 28th

All (real) accounts activated for BWTF

Have you signed up for an account recently but wondered if your password was set to go? Well wonder no more! As of today, all accounts that people have registered for are ready to go. This will allow you to post comments on news items as well as the boards. Some accounts were eliminated by the BWTF filters, so if you think you got caught in that, drop me a line after you register. Thank you all for your patience!

Robot Replicas Jetfire and Megatron Reviewed

Grab a bowl of cereal and settle down for some Sunday morning reading as BWTF reviews Robot Replicas Jetfire and Megatron. These highly detailed figures are certainly pretty to look at, but are they worth owning? Check out my reviews and decide!

Canada.com interviews Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel is known to Transformers fans as Lennox, who led a small group of surviving soldiers across the desert in the first "Transformers" film. Duhamel returns in "Revenge of the Fallen" once again leading soliders against the Decepticon threat. Canada.com has posted an interview with the star. The article notes many facts about Duhamel including "...Duhamel and his girlfriend, Stacy Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, were married Jan. 10 in Malibu.

LA Times interviews "Revenge of the Fallen" fx guru John Frazier

In the world of Michael Bay, you need explosions. The bigger they are, the better and to help bring the battles in "Revenge of the Fallen" to life, Michael Bay recruited effects meister John Frazier. The LA Times recently interviewed Frazier who discussed the pyrotechnics used in "Revenge of the Fallen". Accoring to the article "...his 2007 summer movie blockbuster features the biggest explosion ever filmed with live actors, according to special effects supervisor John Frazier.".

June 27th

Robot Replicas Optimus Prime reviewed

Robot Replicas return as part of the "Revenge of the Fallen" line. Gone are the "Revoltech" like joints, replaced with a whole new unique joint system. BWTF reviews its first "Revenge of the Fallen" Robot Replicas figure: Optimus Prime. You may read the review of Robot Replicas Optimus Prime here.

"Revenge of the Fallen" earns $126 million in its first three days

"Revenge of the Fallen" is on track to becoming a commercial success. After opening to $60 million on Wednesday midnight showings alone, the film's three day total is now up to $126 million. While the film has received much criticism from the press, it looks like there is still a huge appetite for big robot action two years after the release of the first movie. I get a feeling a third movie is almost a guarantee at this point.

Race, stereotypes and Transformers collide with criticisms of "Revenge of the Fallen"

Among the recent criticisms of "Revenge of the Fallen" are accusations of offensive racial stereotypes used in the portrayals of twin Autobot brothers Mudflap and Skids. ABC.com has published an article covering this issue. Of the two characters the article states "...they do little real fighting and mostly squabble amongst themselves. One of them even sports an ornate gold tooth, serving no real function.". My personal feelings are that you can take the pair as "wannabe gangsters" of any race.

Asbury Park Press interviews Tyrese Gibson

The Asbury Park Press recently interviewed "Revenge of the Fallen" star Tyrese Gibson. Gibson has been tireless in his efforts to promote the movie, even appearing at June's Botcon 2009 event! Of his future projects the article states "...and he'll produce an upcoming reality TV show about firefighters for BET. Gibson's company, HQ Entertainment, also will produce a new comic series with Image Comics called "Mayhem."".

June 25th

BusinessMirror interviews Shia LaBeouf

When the first "Transformers" came out in 2007, Shia LaBeouf was a rising star who was slowly building up his credibility in Hollywood. Now two years later with a huge number of pictures under his belt for someone so young, he is one of Hollywood's most prominent young stars. BusinessMirror recently interviewed the "Sam Witwicky" actor and discussed topics such as filming around explosions, how his life has changed in the past few years and what he does in his spare time.