Thursday, December 11, 2014

Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack on Vinyl Pre-Order


For those looking to purchase and interesting gift for a Transformers fan, here is one. On December 23, 2014 the soundtrack to 1986's Transformers: The Movie will be released on Vinyl (maybe for 1st time, can't recall). Vinyl refers to large records that went out of style back in the 80s when replaced by CDs but Audiophiles consider them the best source for music. You can now pre-order a vinyl copy from Amazon for $47.99. If not a fan of Vinyl, you can also use the link to download the MP3 digital copy of the soundtrack for $8.99. Please use link above so this site gets credit (which gets converted to Amazon gift cards).

New Mobile Transformers Game Announced

Hasbro and NeNA have revealed their next mobile game called Transformers: Battle Tactics. The "free" game (does have in-game purchases) allows players to "collect" (aka buy) over 75 Autobots and Decepticons from different eras of the franchise with emphasis on Generation One and the IDW comics. The official website has been launched but the game itself is not available yet (probably be sometime in 2015). Below is a teaser video and game description. More screenshots are here.

Battles are swift and require strategic decision-making to propel players to victory. Each Transformers character has unique stats and abilities, which shift as players convert them from robot to their alternate mode. The unique graphic style is inspired by the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars characters and comic book series. Transformers: Battle Tactics includes an expansive single-player campaign, story-driven in-game events and real-time player-vs-player (PvP) matches for players around the world to engage in strategic battles and rise to the top of the leaderboards.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Finishing Touch Video for Age of Extinction

MichaelBay.com has released a new 22 minute behind the scenes video for Transformers: Age of Extinction that covers the post-production process as they reached the finish line on finishing the movie. It covers editing, sound, music, voice acting and more.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction for Best Picture?

In either an act of desperation, an early April's Fool joke or some contractual obligations, Paramount Pictures has created a "For Your Consideration" poster for Academy Award nominations in any category it can remotely qualify for with the most hilarious being "Best Picture", "Best Director", and "Best Adapted Screenplay". I am surprised they just didn't go ahead and suggest Nicola Peltz and Mark Wahlberg for the actor categories.

While I am being snarky, it actually has nothing to do with the quality of the film itself. Age of Extinction could be considered the best action film of all time and this would still be silly. Historically the Academy Awards hates action films. What do they hate even more? Science fiction films. In a near tie that would be followed by any expensive summer tent pole movie. Age of Extinction hits all three of Oscar's most reviled genres. So in the "top" categories of Oscar (Best Pic, Actor, Director, etc.) those type of movies are shut out automatically.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

IDW February 2015 Transformers Comics

IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for February 2015. Five floppies and two trades are coming out that month. Nothing major that is new as Days of Deception story arc that leads to the Combiner Wars arc while Transformers Drift and Angry Birds/Transformers mini-series conclude. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, Star Trek, and more click here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction Outtakes

From MichaelBay.com, here is an outtakes video from the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction. It's a bit different as the emphasis is about some of the fun on set and some of the unexpected things that can happen on set including lots of Bayhem and his mom.

 
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