Threadless have posted an awesome new Decepticon T-shirt,
Toys & Merchandise
Lonely Robot, Dirty Mind — Decepticon T-shirt October 11th, 2009
Transformers movie-props auction next month September 23rd, 2009
They’re selling the 17 foot Bumblebee model, at auction it is expected to fetch up to $80,000. Alongside him will be a number of Megan Fox outfits and over 100 props from the Transformers movies. Bids can be made over the internet or phone via Profiles in History.
Auctioneer Profiles in History said it expected the 3,200 pound (1.45 ton) Hero Bumblebee robot from the first movie in 2007 to fetch $60,000 to $80,000 at the Oct 8–9 auction.
The motorcycle costume worn by Fox as Mikaela Banes in the blockbuster 2009 sequel “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, along with her shorts and tank top, have an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000.
Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, said anything worn by Fox was in great demand by collectors.
“‘Transformers’ made her a star and I expect her costumes to perform very well at auction. The 17-foot Bumblebee robot speaks for itself … it’s such an amazing spectacle and a pop culture icon that I expect bidders to go crazy,” Maddalena said.
Bids can be placed in person at the auction in Calabasas, outside Los Angeles, by phone or live on the Internet.
Ice Cream truck and Arcee video reviews June 17th, 2009
As expected, the toy video reviews for the Mudflap & Skids Ice Cream truck and the red Arcee motorcycle have been posted by Peaugh. These two toys represent the full scale of the Transformers 2 toy line — from awesome must buy to the strange and odd (and ultimately pass).
Ice Cream truck
Deluxe Arcee and Jolt toy pictures June 14th, 2009
More Transformers 2 toy news for you, this time via ACToys and TF08. More shots of Arcee in robot mode, alt mode and in packaging. As well as the Deluxe class Jolt, once again in robot and alt mode.
Skids and Mudflap in Ice Cream truck toy June 14th, 2009
After a short wait, TF08 have posted their gallery of Skids and Mudflap in their Deluxe class Ice Cream truck mode. This is one of the best Revenge of the Fallen toys. Now we await the video review.
Transformers 2 t-shirts and US Première contest at Hot Topic June 11th, 2009
Hot Topic are selling a range of Transformers merchandise to coincide with the movie’s release. A lot of the clothing features cartoon characters, rather than opting to use the figures from the movies. To mark the occasion, they have a contest to win tickets to the US Première of Revenge of the Fallen on June 22nd.
Contest to win tickets to US Première, June 22nd
One Grand prize winner will receive:
# Two (2) Round-Trip Airfare Tickets
# Hotel Accomodations, One (1) Room for Two (2) Nights
# Two (2) Tickets to the première of Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen!
I’ve included some of the best shirts below, available for $19 each at the moment. Click the images below or view all the Hot Topic gear. I particularly like the Freedom shirt:
Human Alliance Bumblebee video review June 11th, 2009
A two part review of the Bumblebee figure that comes with its own Sam Witwicky figure. The videos detail the transformation in painstaking detail. Thanks to YouTube user lilbrooksy911.
Weekend Transformers 2 news round-up June 7th, 2009
Lots of small Revenge of the Fallen press articles and news bits are coming out every day now as we ramp up for the movies release. Time for a summary.
TF2 cut complete
This Friday actors viewed the fruits of their efforts, as reports Tyrese on his twitter:
What is gonna be the best part of your Friday?? I’m gonna go first. Today @3pm me ; the cast are gonna see the final cut of Transformer 2!!
Chevy Camaro commercial
GM have started airing a new Chevy Camaro commericial that features Bumblebee and a slither of new footage.
Twins Ice Cream Truck Toy
The first pictures of this toy in the wild:
Michael Bay talks to Forbes
Bay has been talking money with Forbes — interesting facts from the interview; Bay takes approximately 8% of profits from toys based on the movies. As a producer Bay brings in an average 8% of a film’s net earnings. Bay also made a whopping $40m from the atrocious Pearl Harbor movie.
Transformers 2 contests
The Vancouver Province newspaper are offering two passes to a Revenge of the Fallen screening two days prior to release, posters and video games for runners up. View contest
Total Assault are giving away a Linkin Park and Transformers 2 themed guitar. View contest (Thanks Deanna!)
More video game footage from E3
New Divide Making of
Shia & TF2 secrets
Talking with Yahoo movies, about injuries on and off set:
“He hurts his hand in the middle of a human transfer,” LaBeouf explains cryptically. “Sorry this is so mysterious. There’s just certain words I can’t say.”
“Revenge of the Fallen” begins with LaBeouf’s character, Sam Witwicky, heading off to college to distance himself from his shape-shifting robot friends. Sam’s beloved Camaro, which transforms into Bumblebee, sits in the garage “sort of like his (parole officer), his guardian,” LaBeouf said during a recent interview.
While at school, Sam starts seeing symbols through “epileptic seizure-type fits of information transfer,” LaBeouf said. “He just becomes a factual volcano.” The symbols form a map to an energy source the robots need to control sentient beings, LaBeouf said.
The actor becomes visibly excited when talking about “Transformers,” his slight frame buzzing in a button-down shirt and skinny black tie. His left hand is wrapped in gauze, with a splint propping up one finger. “It’s like 11 days out of surgery,” he said, referring to a procedure to remove screws that stabilized his digits after the accident. “It’s not broken, but it’s newly not-broken,” LaBeouf said.
“There’s far more stunts this time,” he said. “Aside from the fact that I was making the whole movie with a broken hand, my knee has stitches, my eye had stitches, my back was gouged.”
During one scene, LaBeouf said he “literally stabbed myself in the eye” and had to be treated at a military hospital. Though credit may be due for toughness, it’s LaBeouf’s natural warmth that makes him perfect to play Sam, the film’s screenwriters say.