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 and Arcee video reviews June 17th, 2009
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.
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.
Further toy galleries — Ejector & Arcee June 1st, 2009
The crazed toaster that transformers into some maniacal brainless pest has been photographed in detail by yayabee.
TF08 are back with more toy shots, this time its Arcee in a particularly strange pose:
Devastator Legends class toy in the wild June 1st, 2009
The legends class Devastator toy, in which seven vehicles, each with their own robot modes, combine to form one large robot, has been spotted in the wild. The picture shows the combined form of the beast as well as individual parts; some of the boxes for the toys can be seen behind.
Legends class Devastator pics, Overload in detail May 28th, 2009
A few more pictures of the Legends class Devastator toy have surfaced via ACToys, this is the version that combines seven vehicles into one robot, as well as each vehicle having its own robot mode. This also our first good look at Overload that bears some resemblance to Long Haul.