Michael Bay May Be Done Destroying Some Childhood Memories – Director Leaving Transformers Franchise

- 08-11-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Michael Bay is almost universally hated, if you believe everything you read online (but choose to ignore the box office receipts).  His movies, such as those in the Transformers franchise, are always released against horrible reviews and there are many a fanboy who has credited Bay for destroying the memories of their childhood.  Thanks to a new quote from USA Today, these fanboys may have a reason to celebrate today. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast vs a Wizard on the Moon and Mittens the Vampire Kitten

- 07-08-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Hello prospective listener, thank you for your interest in the RadioBastard Podcast. Do you like Star Wars flashbacks, duplicitous robots, second hand LEGOS, living in a virtual world, 11 variations on a Boston accent, a little man with a big heart and the continued effort to keep Dan Harmon‘s pantry well stocked with the finest in name brand crackers? That’s fackin swell, because we’re talking all about those things and more on RadioBastard!

Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of! On the show this week, Jeremy, Jason and Blastr.com writer Matthew Jackson discuss: (more…)

Michael Bay Fires Back at ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Critics

- 07-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Michael Bay recently sat down with MTV News to discuss his latest movie to hit the big screen Transformers: Age of Extinction when asked about his Internet haters, Bay had a few interesting thoughts. (more…)

Enter For Your Chance To Win a GIANT Box of ‘Transformer Age of Extinction’ Toys!

- 06-29-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is out this week and with it, viewers are in store for more of “tough guys acting tough, hot girls being hot, giant robots fighting, and stuff blowing up real good” (a line taken from our recent Review, which you should check out). It also means, a barrage of new toys and collectibles. There can’t be a new Transformers movie and there not be another assortment of transforming plastic play things for kids and young adults to enjoy. The cynics out there will undoubtedly roll their eyes at the overwhelming and sometimes unnecessary slew of merchandise, but when it comes to HASBRO toys, you cannot argue that they make options for every type of fans – from the adult collector, easy to please idyllic youths and everyone in between.

With the release of the film, HASBRO has been kind enough to send us a sampling of their latest Transformers toy offerings. Its to serve as a preview of  their wide array of new products, which like I said, are meant for varied age groups and interest levels. You can check photos and descriptions below. More importantly, however, we’re giving you the chance to WIN the whole kit and caboodle! 12 items valued at over $200! All yours!

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Autobots Fly Out! Transformers Joining the Angry Bird Franchise

- 06-16-14Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro have worked out a deal to bring The Transformers into the Angry Bird fold. It was most likely only a matter of time after the successful Angry Birds Star Wars addition to the Angry Birds franchise. (more…)

Whatever: Do Movie Tie-In Toys Matter Anymore?

- 06-05-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Whether you are aligned with Marvel or DC in this fatuous battle for supremacy, you have to admit that Marvel has been on a bit of a winning streak since the release of the first Iron Man movie; revolutionizing the way that people look at comic book IP and event films while earning a ton of money and accolades in the process.

Perhaps that’s why it feels so weird to see Marvel sustain body blow after body blow as they’ve had to deal with blowback from the Edgar Wright/Ant-Man divorce, Drew Goddard’s ill-timed departure announcement from the Daredevil TV series and rumors that Marvel’s publishing arm might pull the plug on The Fantastic Four and the Ultimate FF comic book series’ to deny FOX a promotional boost in the run-up to the release of their Fantastic Four reboot film. Add to that, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld’s tweeted-out observations about the lack of an X-Men: Days of Future Past action figure line and his proclamation that, “The Fox shut out is real”, and it appears that Marvel may have a new fire to put out… unless they just ignore this controversy until it flames out on its own.

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New Footage in this International Trailer for Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

- 05-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new International trailer for Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction making the Internet rounds today with new, never before seen footage. It’s going to need it to draw any attention away from James Gunn‘s new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer that also hit the Internet today. (more…)

Brand Spanking New ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Trailer Hits the Internet

- 05-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Michael Bay‘s Transformers :Age of Extinction has a brand spanking new trailer making the Internet rounds today and dammit, no matter how much I try, I still can’t stop smiling when Optimus Prime speaks. You’ve got to see the new footage revealed! (more…)

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Casting? John Goodman and Ken Watanabe Join the Mix

- 05-09-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Considering that Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters in less than two months, the news that the production has just added two new cast members might sound a little odd. The movie is in post and has to be ready to go very soon, so what does the Michael Bay movie machine think it’s doing when it grabs up John Goodman and Ken Watanabe? No, Bay hasn’t gone insane. There’s actually a good reason for it and you can scroll on for the details. (more…)

‘Trans4mers’ News – Details from Bay & First TV Ad

- 04-14-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With just over two months to go until the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction (AKA: Trans4mers), it strikes us to think just how much we don’t know about the upcoming sequel to 2007’s Transformers. But now it looks like the production is trying to close that knowledge gap by promoting the heck out of the film, which is both a continuation of the Transformers saga from the previous three films, and a launching pad for a brand new trilogy of films with a new cast, new story line and everything. So what’s in store? Franchise filmmaker and originator of the Bay-hem aesthetic, Michael Bay, recently shared some thoughts… (more…)