Earlier this week, we featured a new HasLab project asking collectors to crowdfund the creation of a life-size Cookie Monster replica. But the Hasbro collector initiative has a completely different toy that is vying for even more money in your wallet. It’s The Lord of Chaos, The Planet Eater, The Chaos Bringer. It’s the one and only Unicron.
After debuting in the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie, HasLab wants to bring Unicron to your toy shelves in the form of the largest converting Transformers figure ever created. Unicron changes from planet mode to robot mode, and if you’ve got enough money, he can bring chaos and destruction to your toy collection. Read More »
The Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie has found two new writers, and they’re definitely not who you’d expect: Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. The Frances Ha and Mistress America team will work together yet again to pen the script for the toy adaptation. There’s also a chance Gerwig might direct, although there’s no deal for that yet.
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With Aggretsuko tearing up the small screen, Sanrio is set to dominate the big screen too with a Hello Kitty movie adaptation. The ubiquitous Sanrio brand is being adapted into a feature film by New Line, which has just tapped the Hello Kitty movie writer. Lindsey Beer, whose credits include Transformers: The Last Knight and the upcoming YA film Chaos Walking, has been set to write Hello Kitty, the movie based on the adorable toy merchandise.
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Bumblebee is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, bringing the best Transformers movie in over a decade to the comfort of your own home. However, even though the Transformers spin-off that takes us back to the 1980s is a refreshing, charming and outstanding soft reboot of the toy franchise, that doesn’t mean it’s not without some issues that could have easily been resolved if the movie had a totally different ending, which could have come pretty much right at the beginning.
Find out How Bumblebee Should Have Ended below. Read More »
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen seemingly tested any faith fans had in the franchise following the satisfying 2007 live-action debut of the toy-based franchise. Since then, every sequel in the Transformers franchise has made less and less money, to the point that Transformers: The Last Knight barely made more than half of what the previous sequel, Age of Extinction, earned at the domestic box office.
Sadly, that continued disappointment didn’t bode well for Bumblebee, which is currently the lowest grossing movie in the entire Transformers franchise ($3 million under The Last Knight), both domestically and globally. But the good news is that Bumblebee was received extremely well by critics. Not only is it the highest rated film in the franchise with critics at Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s the second most beloved by general audiences, second only to the original Transformers from 2007. What does all this mean for the future of the Transformers franchise? Executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently talked about the possibilities. Read More »
Last year’s Transformers prequel Bumblebee took a stripped-down approach to its story about an alien robot by eschewing excessive action in favor of an Amblin-style relationship between the eponymous Autobot and Hailee Steinfeld’s human character. But according to the film’s producer, they still haven’t quite landed on the right balance between character moments and action beats.
In a new interview, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who’s produced every Transformers movie thus far) says he plans to switch things up in Bumblebee 2 and the rest of the planned Transformers films to create “a fusion of Bumblebee and the [Michael] Bay movies” with “a little more Bayhem.”
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I’m trying very hard to think of something witty or snarky to say here, folks, but I think this news might have just broke me for good. MGM and Mattel are teaming up for a View-Master movie, based on the 75-year-old toy that gives users the chance to slam their eyes up against a pair of plastic goggles and look at 3D pictures printed on a paper wheel. And this isn’t the first time Mattel has tried to get a View-Master movie going, because just like a View-Master picture wheel, what goes around comes around.
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Sony Pictures is still trying to make a Masters of the Universe movie despite a decade of development hell. The power of brand recognition is strong in Hollywood, and the studio has their eyes on making a fantasy action blockbuster franchise out of the popular He-Man toyline and cartoon. However, the vision that writer/director David S. Goyer had was too expensive for Sony to bring to life, and one of the creature designers hired to work on that iteration of Masters of the Universe has recently teased some details about what we’ll be missing out on. Read More »
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When Bumblebee hit theaters towards the end of last year, one of the most exhilarating sequences for fans of the original Transformers was finally seeing Cybertron in all its wartorn glory. Helping that sequence stand out was an assembly of Autobots and Decepticons with their G1 character designs intact. There have been rumors of an animated movie tackling Cybertron at some point, but it sounds like a new animated series from Netflix and Hasbro might get there first. Read More »
Who’s ready for another animated musical about how your quirks are what make you stand out from the crowd? STX Entertainment is getting into the animation game with an UglyDolls movie, which is based on the popular plush toys that debuted back in 2001. And since this is a musical, they’ve gathered some big names in the music industry to lend their voices to these weird, wacky characters: Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Janelle Monae, and Nick Jonas. Check out the second trailer below. Read More »