Friday, February 13, 2009

Toyfare Article Reveals Devastator, Fallen Info

Toyfare Magazine, issue 140 recently hit newsstands and it includes an interview with Transformers 2 producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, TF toy designer Aaron Archer and Hasbro Director of Marketing Greg Lombardo who discussed some of the toys and discussed some of the characters in the movie including Devastator and origin of The Fallen. The summary from TFW2005:
- Images of ROTF toys for Leader class Optimus Prime, Preview Bumblebee, Preview Soundwave, and the Voyager Class Starscream figure.
- Lorenzo believes the timeframe of ROTF is about one year after Movie #1.
- When asked about the challenge of creating Devastator on screen, Lorenzo mentions that Bay had the challenge in the first movie of having 30 foot robots. In the second movie, Bay has the challenge of having a robot almost four times that. Expect Devastator to be 100 to 120 feet tall in the movie.
- Archer said he couldn't give away the plot point, but there's a reason that Soundwave is designed the way he is for the movie. Hasbro had a more basic toy need. So, the two were blended together.
- Toy launch date confirmed as May 30th. A few weeks before, Bumblebee and Soundwave will be released.
- Characters mentioned in the initial wave are "Sideswipe, Sideways, Bulldozer, Voyager and many others". Promise of more off-screen characters.
- Robot Heroes will have better articulation
- Bumblebee helmet has voice mixer
- Bumblebee converting pulse cannon
- Big ticket deluxe item for the year is still "top-secret"
- Gravity Bots are geared towards younger kids. Convert automatically when you pick them up.
- A Megan Fox Human Alliance figure is on Archer's "wish list".
- The Fallen's origin confirmed: He is one of the original 13 Transformers. Lorenzo said to think of the 13 as "apostles". The Fallen is the one who turns and is the reason Transformers split into Autobots and Decepticons.
Based on the above, it is further confirmation of Devastator's appearance and the name of another Transformer (Sideways and maybe Bulldozer). Not sure what "Voyager" means, maybe the toy class but doubtful it is a character name. Even more interesting is apparent heavy reliance on Simon Furman's origin for Transformers that he has hinted at over the years (and will be doing a comic miniseries on later in the year) only here the Fallen is the point of origin for the Transformer civil war with the creation of the Decepticons.

22 comments:

  1. First again

    Good plot points but when is this teaser trailer online. Also i thought way back there was news that the film was going to be set 2 years after the first to keep up with the performers age changing from the first film.

    Also is the Bulldozer the name of the toy or the type of vehicle

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  2. I want to know why The Fallen was on Earth to begin with and what the deal is with the 'other 12'. I hope this is covered in the movie.

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  3. News time people PLEASE READ THIS!

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/02/12/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-moved-up-2-days-early/

    The website says the trailer will be released on Monday granted there will probably be other leaked trailers but this website says they will have it for sure so best check it on monday if you havent found the trailer elseware.

    Also does anyone think this concept of the 13 original Transformers will mention primus like in the comics or G1 series.

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  4. It's possible. But we'll have to see.

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  5. Since this mentions Sideways in the first wave of toys he might be the Audi R8.

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  6. To the poster above me, hes already been confirmed as the corvetter you fuck. Plus the audi r8 had red eyes which means he's a decepticon.

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  7. hahaha i knew it!!!!

    to PETE, even dough u have a degree in enginiring and mathematics, I am the one who got Devastators Size right, 100 to 120 ft tall. Exactly as i predicted....proud to say that i am the first one or only one who said that was going to be his heigh.

    P.s. yes i know a little cocky

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  9. To the poster above me, hes already been confirmed as the corvetter you fuck. Plus the audi r8 had red eyes which means he's a decepticon.

    No Sideswipe is the corvette. i said maybe sideways is the audi R8. Learn to read before you post.

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  10. I want to see the trailer!

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  11. a few more hours and the trailer is here

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  12. To the poster above me, hes already been confirmed as the corvetter you fuck. Plus the audi r8 had red eyes which means he's a decepticon.

    SideWAYS is not the same person as SideSWIPE, you moron... So it can be the name of Audi R8.

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  13. here's the trailer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2nNP2Y8pyw

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  14. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    good post

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. "Scott C said...
    here's the trailer"

    Thanks for the link! The trailer is awesome!

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  16. holy shit this movie will be epic. thanks for the link

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  17. Yesssss...thanks 4 the link !!!
    I am so excited right now after watching the trailer !!!

    Ps i think it is the fallen i saw in the dessert. What do you guys think???

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  18. ummmm some1 wake up the blogger

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  19. "i think it is the fallen i saw in the dessert"
    LOL! ^^

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  20. yep... i know my english is bad :-(

    "i think it is the fallen i saw in the dessert"

    but is that the fallen or not? ;-)

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  21. "SideWAYS is not the same person as SideSWIPE, you moron... So it can be the name of Audi R8."

    You obviously ment sideswipe, sideways isnt even in the movie. The place where you read from says sideswipe not sideways so you learn to read.

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  22. To the anonymous tard abouve. Both SIDESWIPE and SIDEWAYS are being released. Per the blog entry were are posting to.

    "Characters mentioned in the initial wave are "Sideswipe, Sideways, Bulldozer, Voyager and many others"

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