Archive - Oct 2009


October 30th

Revenge of the Fallen Autobot Wheelie reviewed

He's a foul mouthed, trash talking robot who is introduced in "Revenge of the Fallen" as a Decepticon, but is there more than meets the eye to this character and figure? Find out in my review of Autobot Wheelie.

"Revenge of the Fallen" dominates the DVD market in its debut week

"Revenge of the Fallen" was one of the summer's highest grossing movies, making over $400 million domestically and over another $400 million overseas. Its power continued to impress as Reel Empire revealed. According to the article "An unbelievable 7.5 million copies of the film sold making it the highest selling disc of the year."

You can read the entire article on Reel Empire's web site.

Simon Furman discusses upcoming IDW Transformers series "Nefarious"

While the IDW Transformers universe grows, long time Transformers scribe Simon Furman has been hard at work on a sequel to "Revenge of the Fallen"! Titled Transformers: Nefarious this series promises to introduce new characters, bring back at least one fan favorite and reveal some more behind the history of the Transformers in the movie universe. "Nefarious" is a six issue series which you can read about on Simon Furman's blog.

Transformers Collector's Club Punch/Counterpunch exclusive head art revealed!

At Botcon 2009 it was revealed that the Transformers Collector's Club would be using the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe sculpt to bring fans a new rendition of the classic Autobot spy "Punch/Counterpunch", who could transform into two robot modes - an Autobot and a Decepticon. You can now see the artwork the sculptors will be working from on The Transformers Collector's Club web site.

October 27th

Revenge of the Fallen Starscream Reviewed

He was one of the last Decepticons to survive the first Transformers movie, and after his experiences in trying to recreate The Allspark, he returned to Earth to serve The Fallen. He's Starscream and you can read the review for the updated Voyager Class figure here.

October 25th

Revenge of the Fallen Swerve Reviewed

From the days of G1, the Autobot known as Swerve was a redeco and retool of a previously existing figure. Over twenty years later, not that much has changed. Read my review of Revenge of the Fallen Swerve to find out why that is.

October 21st

"Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" toy sales advance Hasbro profits

According to Bloomberg Hasbro's third-quarter profits rose 8.8 percent thanks to the sales of "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" toy sales. According to the article "Net income rose to $150.4 million, or 99 cents a share, from $138.2 million, or 89 cents, a year earlier...". You can read the entire article here.

Revenge of the Fallen Autobot Skids Reviewed

One of the new characters introduced into the Transformers Movie universe is Autobot Skids, one of a pair of "twins". My review of this figure can be found in the "Revenge of the Fallen" toy review section.

October 20th

Transformers to return to the airwaves in 2010?

Whenever a "Movie year" comes along, the media focus points its sights at the big screen, leaving the small screen neglected for a year. The pattern seems to be repeating itself again as Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner mentioned that Hasbro's three biggest money makers including Transformers will return to air waves in 2010. According to Entertainment News International Goldner stated "G.I. Joe, Transformers and My Little Pony could be returning to television in 2010.

October 19th

Botcon 2009 Exclusive "Wings of Honor" boxed set on ebay

I've listed my "Wings of Honor" boxed set on ebay to raise some funds. The bidding starts at a low price of $175 for the set. You can see the auction on ebay. Thank you for looking!