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Small Victories

Small victories. I’ll take ’em where I can get ’em. The Transformers brand is all over the place currently, but at least we get the classic characters in their classic designs with merchandise aimed at the kiddie crowd. Here we have G1-styled Prime, Bumblebee and Grimlock costumes for Mr. Potato Head, and you can ever […]

Show them you love them with the Hate Plague.

Sometimes when I’m listening to the Tower gang I forget I’m not actually on the podcast that week and start talking to them. This was one of those weeks. When they were discussing 28 Days Later, I was reminded of the classic 2-part episode of The Transformers: “The Return of Optimus Prime.” (Spoiler alert: Optimus […]

Transformers 4 … wait… WHAT?

Well, color me gobsmacked.  I was convinced that newish character Lockdown (first seen in Cartoon Network’s Transformers Animated) was being brought into the Bayverse continuity as a herald for Unicron. We hear Lockdown speak for the first time in this commercial and what he says suggests otherwise…and it makes the Bay films even stickier.  “You […]

Optimus Prime and I have something in common

While I have admired Prime for a few decades, I wasn’t aware we shared the same affinity for sweet, crunchy pre-packaged chocolate sandwich cookies. Much like Prime, when I’m struck by a laser blast (or, more likely, under a crippling deadline) a few Oreos perk me right back up – even when I should by […]

This TF4 promo shot has its priorities all wrong.

Well, I’ve been waiting for an image of Sophia Myles as her character “The Girl in the Lab Coat” from Transformers: Age of Extinction to pop up… and it did, just not where I was expecting. Much to the displeasure of gun nuts everywhere, the lovely Ms. Myles is hogging the screen while the real […]

The new Transformers 4 trailer is F***ing with me.

The new trailer for TF4 has hit the electric internet and gives us more of an idea as to what the story is. Transformers are in exile, the government is building/salvaging TFs for their own use, and oh BTW Dinobots. The opening scenes show us that Marky Funkabunch is a good ol’ boy, a hard […]

Shia LeBeouf is now an “art.”

Shia has gone bye-bye. Total deep end stuff. Or has concocted some elaborate ruse to get people to take him seriously. Either way, Shia LeBeouf is openly admitting that he owes each and every one of us an apology. He is part of a small art installation on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, where individuals […]

The last thing I wanted to do was show you the trailer for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

You guys know. You saw the Super Bowl, or know someone that saw the Super Bowl. You go to the websites that post all of the ads days beforehand. Sill, it’s my job as the resident Transformers geek to put this up for review, discussion and analysis. We’ve seen the spy photos from toy shows. […]

Optimus Prime, front & center…or, rather… not.

The cover of the January 2014 issue of Empire magazine has been made public, and we get a good look at the Transformers 4 design of Optimus Prime in bot mode. There’s a lady and two dudes standing in front of him, so it’s chest-up only. Prime looks to be ready to swat the pesky […]

I’d say it’s official. Grimlock is in Transformers 4

They try so hard, the movie studios. They try to keep things secret, but the realities of capitalism dictate that if you’re going to be selling tie-in merchandise for a film, you have to show the retailers what you want to cram on their shelves. This image of the blurry persuasion is supposedly from just […]