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Bumblebee gets a new Transformers collectible figure from ThreeA Toys

Sideshow has unveiled Hasbro and ThreeA Toys’ premium scale Bumblebee collectible figure which is based on the appearance of the fan favourite Autobot scout in last year’s Transformers spinoff movie. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $448.00 and is expected to ship some time between March 2020 and May 2020; take a look at the promotional images here…

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Standing 14inches tall, the Premium Scale Bumblebee features 90 points of articulation including articulated fingers, Led illuminated eyes capable of switching between Bumblebee’s standard Blue and the shocking Retaliation Mode Red, as well as interchangeable Back Wings! Bumblebee comes equipped with interchangeable Led illuminated Stinger Blaster and his wicked Stinger Sword as seen in the film! Premium Scale Bumblebee has upped the ante and also features a Die-cast Metal Frame adding an incredible weight and finish to the already impressive visual presence the figure emanates!
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Bumblebee director discusses his original plans for Megatron appearance

This past December, every Generation One fan’s childhood was brought to life on the big screen by director Travis Knight in the all-too-brief Cybertron battle sequence in Paramount PicturesTransformers spinoff Bumblebee.

The sequence featured cameo appearances from some of the franchise’s most beloved characters in their classic 80s designs. Unfortunately, the film’s ties to Michael Bay continuity meant we never got to see the most feared Transformer of all, the mighty Megatron, and Knight has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about his original plan to include the Decepticon leader.

“I had this whole thing that I boarded out myself where I had Megatron in there,” said Knight. “He comes into the scene just absolutely levelling shit, just laying waste to everything in his path like Sauron in The Lord of the Rings. We had a [new] design and a partial build and everything. I was so excited,
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Bumblebee sequel will feature “a little more Bayhem” says Transformers producer

While December’s Bumblebee movie didn’t reach the financial heights of past Transformers films, it certainly managed what no Michael Bay instalment before it had accomplished, fully embracing its source material to please both fans and critics alike.

Those fans with a dislike for Bay’s brand of Transformers received another boost in February when it was confirmed by Hasbro that Bumblebee will serve as a reboot of the movie franchise. However, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has revealed (or perhaps that should be warned) that the plan is to inject “a little more Bayhem” into the Bumblebee sequel and future Transformers movies.

“I was just in Japan and one of the reporters said to me, ‘I love the movie, I love this, I love this, and I was very tired of Michael Bay,”’ the producer tells Collider. “I said, ‘Uh huh, I’ve heard this before.’ And he goes,
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Get a sneak peek at the Bumblebee – Sector 7 Adventures comic book

Those of you picking up the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee on 4K Ultra HD or Blu-ray will get your hands on a free comic entitled Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome which picks up some time after the conclusion of the movie. Take a look at a three-page preview of the comic right here…

Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), and stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Daddy’s Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Broad City), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story), Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: Next Class), Abby Quinn (Landline), Rachel Crow (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Grace Dzienny (Zoo) and John Ortiz (Kong: Skull Island).

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Hasbro confirms that Bumblebee has rebooted the Transformers franchise

Although it was originally announced as a spinoff movie set within the Michael Bay universe, Hasbro has now officially confirmed that December’s Bumblebee is being regarded as a reboot of the Transformers franchise.

Hasbro made the announcement at New York Toy Fair, with Transformers fan site TFW2005 reporting that the Travis Knight-directed film is the launching point for “a new storytelling universe” – something which is sure to prove a mouthwatering prospect for those fans who’ve been left disappointed – or in despair – by Bay’s vision for the Robots in Disguise.

A critical success, Bumblebee has been lauded for capturing the spirit of the original Transformers, and introducing the classic Generation One designs. And while it didn’t quite manage to replicate the box office numbers of Bay’s films with just under $460 million at the global box office, Paramount has described the movie as “solidly profitable” – unlike Transformers: The Last Knight,
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Bumblebee 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release details and special features revealed

Paramount Pictures has announced the home entertainment release of Travis Knight’s acclaimed Transformers spinoff movie Bumblebee which hits digital on March 19th, followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on April 2nd; check out the cover art artwork and special features details below…

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Bonus Features On 4K Ultra HD Combo, Blu-ray Combo & Digital*

Sector 7 Archive

-Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7

-Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)

· Deleted and Extended Scenes· Outtakes· Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cybertron· Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen

– The Story of Bumblebee

– The Stars Align

– Bumblebee Goes Back to G1

– Back to the Beetle

– California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane

The Bumblebee DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

Bumblebee will also be available as part of a Bumblebee & Transformers 6-Movie Blu-ray Collection arriving on April
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Bumblebee sequel in development, may feature Optimus Prime team-up

It may not have pulled in the same kind of cash as Michael Bay’s earlier movies, but Paramount and Hasbro’s Transformers spinoff Bumblebee did manage to impress both fans and critics alike, and with over $400 million at the global box office, the Travis Knight-directed movie is said to be “solidly profitable” for the studio.

Director Knight has already said that he’s got plans for a sequel, and now Deadline is confirming that the studio is indeed developing a second Bumblebee movie, one which may pair up the Autobot Scout with his leader Optimus Prime (something that won’t be a surprise to those who’ve seen the film).

Just last month, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed that they have been trying to figure out an Optimus Prime solo movie, but that finding the right story “is not so easy”. Perhaps a Bumblebee buddy movie is the way to go?
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Bumblebee villain Blitzwing gets a Transformers collectible figure from Prime 1 Studio

Prime 1 Studio has unveiled its Blitzwing collectible statue from Travis Knight’s acclaimed Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee. The piece is available to pre-order now from Sideshow, and you can take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Hasbro and 3A are proud to present the villainous Decepticon Blitzwing as the next character in the Transformers Dlx Collectible Figure Series from the Transformers film Bumblebee!

Blitzwing is a triple changer and a member of the Decepticons. Holding a grudge against Bumblebee, the Seeker followed Bumblebee to Earth for Optimus Prime’s location taking the form of an Air Force jet.

The Exclusive Blitzwing is carefully sculpted with an Led light-up feature on his head, includes several interchangeable parts as well as an exclusive left hand. The statue is perfect for recreating fight scenes of Bumblebee and Blitzwing.
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Bumblebee movie “solidly profitable”, but Transformers: The Last Knight lost $100 million

It may have received the best reviews of the franchise to date (by some distance) and injected new life into the series post-Michael Bay, but Paramount Pictures and Hasbro’s Transformers spinofff Bumblebee hasn’t quite managed to take the box office by storm.

Going into the weekend, Bumblebee has earned $311 million worldwide – a far cry from the billion dollar heights of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction, and a little over half that of 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight, a movie that derailed the series and paved the way for a post-Michael Bay overhaul.

However, Bumblebee also cost a lot less than Bay’s Transformers movies, with a reported budget of $135 million before prints and advertising, which has led Bob Bakish, CEO of Paramount’s parent company Viacom, to state that the Travis Knight-directed spinoff is “solidly profitable” for the studio.

By comparison,
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Transformers producer offers update on Cybertron animated movie and Optimus Prime spinoff

Back in 2015, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro assembled a writers room to plot out the future of Transformers franchise, reportedly coming up with as many as 14 ideas for new big screen adventures for the Robots in Disguise.

Well, the universally-negative reception to The Last Knight might have thrown a spanner in the works, with the studio reassessing its plans for the series going into Transformers 6, but it seems that at least two of the writers room projects remain on the table for the time being.

Speaking to Metro to promote the release of Bumblebee, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed that the previously-announced animated Cybertron movie is still in the works, while they’re also still keen on an Optimus Prime solo spinoff if they can crack the story.

“We actually have an animated movie in the works that will tell the whole Cybertron mythology,” said di Bonaventura. “The fans will love that.
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Bumblebee director already has plans for a sequel

Director Travis Knight served up a genuine Christmas miracle this past week, delivering a Transformers movie that managed to please both fans and critics alike with the 80s set spinoff Bumblebee.

The movie serves as a prequel to Michael Bay’s series and given that there’s around a twenty year gap between movies, it would appear that there’s plenty of scope for a sequel to help fill in some of the gaps. And, as Knight has revealed to CinemaBlend, he’s already got ideas of where the story could go should Paramount give a second movie the go ahead.

“I mean, when I get to the end of one of my movies, I always imagine what’s next for the characters,” said Knight. “And so, in my mind, I’ve got all these scenarios and adventures that play out, both with Charlie and with Bee and everyone else.
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Bumblebee images showcase G1 Transformers designs from the Cybertron battle

With Bumblebee now in theaters, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled seven new images from the Transformers spinoff, which showcase the classic Generation 1 designs for several characters featured in the film’s opening Cybertron battle, including the heroic Autobots Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Arcee, Brawn, Cliffjumper and Wheeljack and the Decepticons Soundwave, Shockwave and Starscream. Check them out in all of the 80s glory here!

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“It was complete wish-fulfillment for me,” said director Travis Knight with regards to the action-packed opening battle. “The whole film was a joy to make and there were obviously a lot of pressures and whatnot, but as I look back it really was a creative and rewarding experience. The moment of high-spirited joy, the most giddy I ever was, was when we were doing the Cybertron sequence.
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Movie Review – Bumblebee (2018)

Bumblebee, 2018.

Directed by Travis Knight.

Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, John Ortiz, Peter Cullen, Jess Harnell, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos, Gracie Dzienny, Kenneth Choi, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Grey Griffin, Steve Blum, Marcella Bragio, Andrew Morgado, David Sobolov, Jon Bailey, Megyn Price, Glynn Turman, Vanessa Ross, Len Cariou, and Tony Toste.

Synopsis:

On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

At this point, a new Transformers film might be considered an exercise in redundancy, but for Paramount and Hasbro’s sixth instalment in the franchise they’ve managed to really shift gears and deliver a Transformers film that succeeds in nearly all areas. For the spin-off Bumblebee,
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Bumblebee movie almost featured a G1 Megatron cameo

After sitting through Michael Bay’s vision of the Robots in Disguise for five movies, Transformers fans finally get to see the classic Generation 1 designs on the big screen this month with the spinoff movie Bumblebee featuring appearances from the likes of Optimus Prime, Soundwave and Shockwave as fans of the original cartoon and comic books remember them.

Well, it seems that director Travis Knight also planned to include the most feared Decepticon of them all, until he realised that a cameo from Megatron would have messed with the continuity established in the first Transformers movie.

“I had this whole thing boarded where we’re where we see [Decepticon leader] Megatron and he comes in like Sauron, just blowing shit up and laying waste to everything,” said Knight, before realising that Megatron was currently frozen on Earth during the 1980s setting. “So even though I really wanted to see G1 Megatron on
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‘Bumblebee’ Review: Finally, A Great Transformers Movie

It hasn't been easy being a fan of the Transformers when it comes to live action films. For the last 13 years, we've suffered not only from some of the worst films based on a toy line ever, the last two Transformer films have ranked among the worst films ever made. But before Transformers: The Last Knight all but killed the franchise, Paramount Pictures had already given the green light to a "prequel" starring Autobot favorite Bumblebee, and thankfully so, that film was able to be made even as the franchise was dying a loud, ugly death.

Paramount gave the film to Travis Knight, one of the founders of the Laika Animation Studio, and the director of the sublime Kubo and the Two Strings. Knight is actually a long-time fan of the toys and the franchise and understood it all, so, of course, his film, Bumblebee, would be something that other fans would enjoy,
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Bumblebee director discusses the film’s classic G1 designs

Long time fans of the Transformers franchise will finally get to see some of their favourite Robots in Disguise in their classic Generation 1 forms on the big screen this week with the release of Paramount PicturesBumblebee, and IGN has released a new video featurette which sees director Travis Knight discussing the designs for the titular Autobot Scout along with Optimus Prime, Soundwave and Ravage. Check it out in the video player below…

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On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary,
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Movie Review – Bumblebee (2018)

Bumblebee, 2018.

Directed by Travis Knight.

Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, John Ortiz, Peter Cullen, Jess Harnell, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos, Gracie Dzienny, Kenneth Choi, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Grey Griffin, Steve Blum, Marcella Bragio, Andrew Morgado, David Sobolov, Jon Bailey, Megyn Price, Glynn Turman, Vanessa Ross, Len Cariou, and Tony Toste.

Synopsis:

On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Bay-humor was a plague on the live-action Transformers adaptations. I don’t think any sane, rationally thinking person will debate that (just about every scene in the series with the parents was some excuse for purposeless gross-out humor). There’s also nothing inherently wrong with
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Transformers producer says next movie will be “different”, but it’s not a reboot

Before Transformers: The Last Knight sunk the franchise to new depths in terms of critical and commercial reception, Paramount Pictures planned to follow-up its new Bumblebee spinoff with a sixth movie in the main franchise.

Originally scheduled for release in June 2019, Transformers 6 was pulled from the studio’s slate earlier this year following reports that Paramount and Hasbro had decided to bring an end to the ‘Bay-verse’ and reboot the franchise.

Well, according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, “reboot” isn’t quite the correct word, although he does confirm that the next movie will be “different”.

“Reboot, I always hate that word because for one, I’m not sure I really understand what it means,” Di Bonaventura tells SlashFilm. “We are going to do another big Transformers movie. It is going to be different than the ones that we’ve done before.”

“When we did the first movie, at first
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#JointheBuzz with Hasbro’s new Transformers: Bumblebee products

As Bumblebee gears up for release this month, Hasbro has unleashed a brand new wave of products to tie in with the new Transformers spinoff movie, which include a variety of different versions of the fan favourite Autobot Scout along with the likes of Optimus Prime, Barricade, Dropkick and Megatron, and were kind enough to send some our way! Check them out below, and be sure to read our Bumblebee reviews here and here…

Transformers Studio Series 18 Deluxe Transformers: Bumblebee – Bumblebee

This Studio Series 18 Deluxe Class Transformers: Bumblebee — Bumblebee figure converts between robot and Vw Beetle modes in 22 steps and comes with 3 accessories. Remove the backdrop from pack to showcase the upbeat Autobot Scout in the Charlie’s Garage scene.

In the Charlie’s Garage scene from Transformers: Bumblebee, Charlie tunes up her beat up old Vw Beetle and tunes out the world — but her new car is more than meets the eye.
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Transformers spinoff Bumblebee was Steven Spielberg’s idea

During an interview with Yahoo! Movies to promote the upcoming release of Bumblebee, director Travis Knight has credited Steven Spielberg, executive producer on all of the Transformers movies, for coming up with the concept for this first spinoff.

“The original idea for this film actually was Steven [Spielberg’s],” said Knight. “We can thank him for this film even existing… I wanted to pay tribute to some of the movies that meant a lot to me in the 80s, specifically those were those classic Spielberg and coming-of-age movies, those Amblin movies, which always had this beautiful sense of wonder, of laughter, of tears, that really had a deep and strong beating heart at the core of it.”

Knight then went on to express his disbelief at getting the opportunity to work alongside the legendary filmmaker, stating that: “If you would have told an eight-year-old me, who was in a movie theatre sobbing
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