Michael Bay has taken to the Internet to bring order to a troubled universe. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t gotten a wink of sleep since finding out that Bay had apologized for making the first three Transformers films so “Goofy,” it was like nothing made sense any more. Bay must have heard about my tormented night terrors and decided to do something. (more…)
When you think of people who possess a deep need for high quality cross trainers and cleats to aid them in their pursuit of physical excellence, naturally, you think of toy collectors. Filled with competitive fire, these warriors toe the temp-carpet of a show floor, clad in sweat pants to allow them the balletic grace and movement that the hunt requires as they juke past and leap over the competition to attain the latest con exclusive for their collections.
These people are warriors, but they now find themselves faced with a great dilemma — they can possess the freshly announced limited edition Megatron figure, but they must do so without the snazzy footwear that accompanies said figure. (more…)
Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. Now on with the dump!
ABOVE: Wanna kill off a few hours browsing through a wide range of photoshops that re-imagine a galaxy far far away as seen through the eyes of renaissance painters? Head over to Worth 1000 an check out the Star Wars Fine art galleries. (more…)
A movie set can be a dangerous place, especially one with tons of special effect explosions and huge vehicles moving at break neck speeds like the Transformers: Age of Extinction Hong Kong set. What you don’t expect is director Michael Bay getting jumped and pounded on with all the security around him. (more…)
You know what’s funny? How all the Bayformer haters out there hoot and holler with their loathing for the Transformers franchise, but one word changes everything. That word is… Aspen! A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. OK, that line was from Dumb and Dumber. Really, though, that trigger of “aw yeah” would be the Dinobots. Those fan-favorite, simple minded, heroic robotic dinosaurs. Yes my friends, the amount of unnecessary violence, racism and sex in the first three Transformers films would have all been OK had they just featured Grimlock and the other Dinobots.
While winning over most fans, but further distancing others (like myself), T4 promise to give us the long demanded Dinobots. How do we know this? Well, not only was there a recent Toy preview indicating such, but a new teaser poster and official title have pretty much confirmed it.
It’s going to be called Transformers: Age of Extinction. You can see the first teaser poster below.
The Michael Bay money machine rolls on, this time with the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise. But they still don’t have an official title for the new flick yet, which is going to prove complicated once they try printing up all that marketing material. Some rumors have been flying about concerning said title and a few possibilities mentioned include Transformers: Last Stand, Transformers: Apocalypse, Transformers: Future Cast and Transformers: Bay Wants Your Money (okay, so I made that last one up…). Now, there’s a new contender.
The latest possibility – Transformers: Age of Extinction.
This seems relevant enough considering the fact that the Dinobots will be showing up. And there is at least a small bit of evidence to suggest this will be the final choice. As usual, someone’s been hunting Internet domain names and found that TransformersAgeofExtinction.com has been bought up. So will this be our new title?
Check out Transformers: <whatever the hell it’s called> when it hits theaters come June 27th of next year.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.
Titus Welliver, a fixture of Sci-Fi and drama TV and cinema known best for his role as the “Smoke Monster” in Lost, has been confirmed–according to Deadline–as the newest human addition to the Transformers 4 cast.
Welliver has carved out a niche playing badasses and military types in TV shows and movies like Red 2, Argo, Man On A Ledge, Gone Baby Gone, Grimm, CSI, Sons Of Anarchy, Deadwood….He even played the Horseman of War on Supernatural (credentials don’t get much more badass than that).
It has yet to be revealed what character Welliver will be playing. Other than a few looks at some of the vehicles that will appear in the film, T4 has been rather secretive concerning details of its plot.
If its cast is any indication, Transformers 4 may not suck quite as much ass as we’ve come to expect. Along with Welliver, the sequel will feature Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Chinese starlet Li Bingbing, and critically acclaimed newcomer Jack Reynor.
Transformers 4 is due in theaters June 27, 2014. Until then, enjoy this video of Titus Welliver in Lost from SDCC 2011:
I’ve always been a big advocator for Hasbro Toys. And that’s not because they send me free swag (OK, maybe that does sway me a little bit). This purveyor of plastic toy things get my attention by dominating the marketplace with their Transformers, Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Marvel lines, and because they offer the coolest of collectibles. Case in point: I came home from my honeymoon last night (yeah, Mrs. Nerd Bastards and I got married, w00t!) to find a big ole’ 3 foot tall (that’s taller than Kenny Baker) box on my door step. Now, I don’t always open packages, but when I do, I tear into it as if it’s the most important thing. My eyes widened… Hasbro sent Nerd Bastards two of the biggest and best of it’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives: Transformers Metroplex and Marvel’s Thunderbolts.
Holy waffles! I’m speechless (well, not really, else this would be a pretty boring post). This is what I mean by cool. Not many toy companies have the bankroll or interest to produce such big and high quality items such as these; event exclusives no less.
Here’s some more info on Thunderbolts and Metroplex:
Marvel Legends Thunderbolts ($89.99)
Hasbro Marvel San Diego Comic Con exclusive to be a box set featuring 6″ Marvel Legend figures based on Luke Cage’s Thunderbolts team. The set includes Judith Chambers, Ghost, Crossbones, Cage and Moonstone. The figures are based on designs by Thunderbolts comic artist Kev Walker. The packaging is made to look like the Thunderbolts tower. I, for one, don’t know much about the Thunderbolts (little behind on my Marvel reading) but imma start catching up. This is a super awesome set. It’s such a mighty looking display.
Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex ($149.99)
The Transformers generation Titan Class Metroplex is the largest converting Transformer toy at over 2 feet tall. Metroplex converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an Autobot City! This special edition version of Metroplex features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as a legends-scale Scamper figure and 12 miniature Autobot and Decepticon figures to inhabit his Autobot city mode.
If you’re at Comic Con this week (Both #3329), then you are evoking the jealousy of every nerd/geek who couldn’t attend. You go to Habro’s booth and you buy their awesome selection of Exclusives. Not because you want to, but because you can. You keep em’ and be the envy of friends, or you be a good guy and sell them to the less fortunate at a reasonable price, or you become a villain by putting them on Ebay and making a small fortune. The choice is yours.
Note: If you wish to see Hasbro other SDCC offerings (and their are many) then check out our Guide to Comic Con Exclusives – The Stuff You Want Want, The Things You Need and Everything You Can’t Afford.