May 17th, 2010

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!

"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey joins the cast of "Transformers 3"

Variety has revealed that "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey has signed on for a "dark" character in "Transformers 3". This is interesting as it gives an indication as to the direction of the story for the third outing in the live action Transformers franchise. You can read the entire article on Variety's web site.

May 5th

Upcoming Product Previews: Power Core Combiners in package

It's almost summer time and that means a new wave of Transformers will soon be hitting toy store shelves! Word is that the much anticipated "Power Core Combiners" are due between May and June. BWTF has obtained images of three of the initial figures in this line in package, click the links below to check'em out!

Hunt for the Decepticons Backfire Reviewed

When the "Revenge of the Fallen" ends, it is time to Hunt for the Decepticons! This extension of last year's toy line kicks in this summer and BWTF has reviewed one of the first releases from that line: Backfire. This daredevil is the third redeco of Knock Out and you can read his review (and see photos) here!