July 4th, 2009

Revenge of the Fallen Knock Out Reviewed

Arcee and Chromia aren't the only motorcycle Transformers zipping around the Transformers movie universe. There's also an eager Autobot who wants to prove himself named Knock Out. Start off your 4th of July by by reading Knock Out's review here.

July 3rd

Revenge of the Fallen Ransack Reviewed

From the "Revenge of the Fallen" line comes an unexpected figure, a Decepticon with an alternate mode that isn't a sleek, modern plane of any sort but rather a bi-plane of yesteryear! Read the review for Ransack to check out this unique Transformer.

July 2nd

Revenge of the Fallen Robot Replicas Autobot Ratchet Reviewed

Inspired by the Generation One medic of the same name, one of the Autobots from the Transformers film universe has been given the Robot Replicas treatment. Take a look at the review for Robot Replicas Autobot Ratchet for details and photos of this figure.

"Revenge of the Fallen" brings in the cash overseas

"Revenge of the Fallen" has not only been a success in the US, but overseas the film is enjoying fantastic box office returns overseas as well. Variety reports that the film has grossed a total of $220 million overseas as of Tuesday. The article predicts continued financial growth for the Transformers sequel overseas stating "The first "Transformers" grossed $318 million domestically and $389 million overseas. Sequel should have no trouble jumping the $400 million mark at the foreign B.O.".

July 1st

Revenge of the Fallen Breakaway Reviewed

The Autobots gain another flier in the form of an enthusiastic Autobot named Breakaway. Check out my review of deluxe Breakaway and see if this oddball Autobot should be part of your army!

June 30th

Robot Replicas Starscream and Autobot Skids reviewed

One is a Decepticon Air Commander armed to the teeth. The other is a wise cracking, weird looking Autobot warrior. Both are stars of "Revenge of the Fallen" given the Robot Replicas treatment. Check out the reviews for Robot Replicas Autobot Skids and Starscream.

Critics and audiences experience a disconnect as "Revenge of the Fallen" does well despite negative reviews

The LA Times interviewed Michael Bay regarding the critical reaction to "Revenge of the Fallen". Despite horrible reviews that call "Revenge of the Fallen" everything from "beyond bad" (Rolling Stone) to "sloppy" (The Village Voice), "Revenge of the Fallen" has become the holder of a second place spot for movie earnings in a five day period, surpassed only by last year's "The Dark Knight". Director Michael Bay doesn't seem surprised by this. Says Bay "I think they reviewed the wrong movie.

Challenges of shooting at the pyramids of Egypt

USA Today has posted an article talking about the challenges of gaining permission to film at Egypt's famous pyramids and the challenges of filming once they were there. Not only was director Michael Bay able to film the pyramids, he was able to film on them. According to the article "...Bay himself stood on a high ledge filming scenes with actor John Turturro (reprising his role as the blowhard former government agent who's a Transformers expert).".

Stocks rise thanks to "The Fallen"

According to Reuters, the runaway success of "Transformers Revenge of the Fallen" has helped the stocks of several theater chains rise as high as ten percent. Shares of Paramount and Viacom have also risen thanks to the success of the film. IMAX has also benefitted with a nineteen percent increase. We're still in a recession, so such favorable numbers in an industry that has been declining are encouraging to business owners and analysts alike. "Transformers" has even defied expert predictions.

June 29th

Legends Class Revenge of the Fallen Sideswipe and Megatron reviewed

The Legends Class of figures adds on two new sculpts for the "Revenge of the Fallen" line. BWTF reviews Legends Class Sideswipe and Megatron.