Archive - Jun 27, 2009

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Robot Replicas Optimus Prime reviewed

Robot Replicas return as part of the "Revenge of the Fallen" line. Gone are the "Revoltech" like joints, replaced with a whole new unique joint system. BWTF reviews its first "Revenge of the Fallen" Robot Replicas figure: Optimus Prime. You may read the review of Robot Replicas Optimus Prime here.

"Revenge of the Fallen" earns $126 million in its first three days

"Revenge of the Fallen" is on track to becoming a commercial success. After opening to $60 million on Wednesday midnight showings alone, the film's three day total is now up to $126 million. While the film has received much criticism from the press, it looks like there is still a huge appetite for big robot action two years after the release of the first movie. I get a feeling a third movie is almost a guarantee at this point.

Race, stereotypes and Transformers collide with criticisms of "Revenge of the Fallen"

Among the recent criticisms of "Revenge of the Fallen" are accusations of offensive racial stereotypes used in the portrayals of twin Autobot brothers Mudflap and Skids. ABC.com has published an article covering this issue. Of the two characters the article states "...they do little real fighting and mostly squabble amongst themselves. One of them even sports an ornate gold tooth, serving no real function.". My personal feelings are that you can take the pair as "wannabe gangsters" of any race.

Asbury Park Press interviews Tyrese Gibson

The Asbury Park Press recently interviewed "Revenge of the Fallen" star Tyrese Gibson. Gibson has been tireless in his efforts to promote the movie, even appearing at June's Botcon 2009 event! Of his future projects the article states "...and he'll produce an upcoming reality TV show about firefighters for BET. Gibson's company, HQ Entertainment, also will produce a new comic series with Image Comics called "Mayhem."".