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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. […]

Michael Bay shoots for the edit LIVE!

Michael “Explodey” Bay was given a check to help Samsung pimp their new curved television sets that will become obsolete in two tears, assuming people even buy the damned things, at CES2014 in Las Vegas. A teleprompter malfunction let all the air out of this fragile ego-in-a-suit. If this were a Transformers film, he would […]

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 […]

Man with ability to read my thoughts tries to clobber Michael Bay

The Hong Kong leg of shooting for Transformers 4 is underway and the action is even more over-the-top. News reports say an unknown person – not involved with the production – heaved an air conditioner at Michael Bay’s noggin. The Sultan of  ‘Splodin’ is apparently OK, and richer by one air conditioner. The similarity of […]

Good news, bad news Detroit…

It’s been all bad news for Detroit recently, but here’s the good news: Michael Bay has brought filming for Transformers 4 to a city that needs all the income it can get!  More bad news people of Detroit? The Bayster saw your city as a good place to get his kicks dressing it up like […]

Transformers/G.I. Joe SDCC Exclusives Spark Lawsuit

Hasbro’s San Diego ComicCon exclusives included a G.I. Joe & Transformers crossover that delighted fans and peeved the bejeebers out of Harmony Gold, resulting in a lawsuit. Lawsuit, you ask? OK… back in the days of long ago, when Transformers first hit shelves in the mid 80s, they were so popular that Hasbro/Takara couldn’t keep […]

The best thing about the Bay ‘Transformer’ films

While I despise what Michael Bay has done with the Transformers films, there are a few good side effects thank to their success. Hasbro makes money selling toys, so fans get lots of new merchandise. Awareness of the brand & characters is high, so we’ll continue getting Transformers fiction for the foreseeable future. Best of […]

Transformers 4: Return or Teh Flamez

Yep. There they are. I have to kick myself for thinking for a moment that the “re-designs” we’ve heard we would be getting for Transformers 4 would be any improvement. Silly me, I thought that Hasbro could wrestle these classic characters away from the nightmarish wads of metal the Bay-man brought us 3 films in […]