Transformers-themed pub could be Britain’s Best Home Bar

A Transformers-themed pub is in the running to be crowned Britain’s Best Home Bar, in a competition being run by Liberty Games. The winning bar, chosen… [more]

Transformers-themed pub could be Britain’s Best Home Bar Transformers-themed pub could be Britain’s Best Home Bar

TFNation 2019 Transformers Convention Review

This last weekend saw yet another Transformers convention take over the Metropole Hilton, in Birmingham. These weekends have become a staple of my summer… [more]

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Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour

Every year, since 2011, the nerds from TheTF.Net forum (now a Facebook group, because running a forum proved too much like hard work) have met for a weekend… [more]

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Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff

This weekend saw our annual forum meet being held in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Each year we meet in a different town or city in the UK, alternating… [more]

Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff

Video Footage from Transforce in 2001

Almost 18 years ago (crikey, has it been that long?) we wrote a review of our visit to Transforce in August 2001. It was a seriously hot day, but a great… [more]

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More than meets the….side of a police car.

Written by sirlagerlot on October 12, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

With filming for Transformers 3 well underway in Washington D.C. you could be forgiven for thinking that this was all part of the movie.

Sadly, it wasn’t. While filming scenes, the Chevrolet Camaro portraying silent hero Bumblebee collided rather unceremoniously with a real-life police vehicle. The vehicle, according to D.C. Police is a part of the Explosives Ordnance Division, and was responding to a bomb threat. Although the roads were closed for filming, the emergency services will take the shortest route to an emergency – although as it turned out, the drivers shortcut was less than a perfect idea, as he obliviously drove into the path of the bright yellow Autobot

Evidently, Bumblebees voice isn\'t the only thing Ratchet needs to work on…

SDCC 09: Hasbro Panel Summary

Written by Big Bot on July 24, 2009 | Hasbro | Tags: , , , ,

Hasbro’s Transformers panel was yesterday at SDCC 09 and luckily, the guys at were alert enough to written down a detailed but not-too-long summary.

There are details on the future of Transformers: Animated and Transformers: Universe, what else is coming in the Revenge of the Fallen toyline, and which Masterpiece figures are getting a release outside Japan.

There were no details on Transformers 3, but slight hints towards the next Transformers cartoon.

di Bonaventura Talks Transformers 3

Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has recently discussed what lies ahead for Transformers 3 in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes.

He talks about the possibility of Paramount keeping the release date of July 2011, therefore going ahead with the film without Michael Bay, the negatives that Revenge of the Fallen has received and his thoughts on Unicron appearing in future films.

Plans for Transformers 3 Already Underway

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may have only just been released, but Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks SKG are already planning on Transformers 3 for Friday, 1st July 2011.

Back in March, director Michael Bay mentioned he would only do Transformers 3 if it was release a year later in 2012, which ultimately brings the key question, do Paramount wait at extra year to keep Bay or rush out a sequel?

Associated Content have discussed this point, and it seems we will be waiting 3 years, around the London 2012 Olympics, for more bot action. Despite Bay being back, the extra year should give the writers more time to flesh out a story that is more coherent.

Bay NOT Quitting Transformers

Written by Big Bot on June 19, 2009 | News,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: ,

It seems the explosive one has been misquoted and is not quitting the Transformers franchise, but rather taking a break before Transformers 3 hits in 2012.


Love press how they spin. Never said it – just wanted a vacation is more to the point. And no I don’t read the good or the bad reviews.

Bay Leaves Transformers?

In a surprise move, it seems Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay has decided to leave the franchise and not do a third movie.

It does seem weird that Michael would quit only months after saying he would simply be taking a break before doing Transformers 3 in 2012. It’s also interesting that he mentions it a day before the first public opening in the UK.

The most shocking thing about his interview with (via IMDB) is that he will be doing something different: “I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions.” He also goes on to comment on reviewers, “It’s easy to go shoot an art movie in a winery in the South of France. But people have no idea how hard it is to create something like Transformers. They (the critics) review me before they’ve even seen the movie.” Don’t worry Michael, we liked it.

So fans, think back to 2006 and start deciding who you would love to direct the next installment of Transformers.

Spielberg and DreamWorks off; Transformers 3 as well?

Written by Big Bot on June 11, 2008 | News | Tags: , , ,

Back in 2005, Paramount Pictures bought DreamWorks SKG for lots of money. Luckily, this didn’t affect Transformers as both companies were already involved in the filming and distribution. Now, however, a split may form. Steven Spielberg is planning, at the end of 2008, on raising $1 billion to buy back DreamWorks and regain ownership of all its movies again. A bidding war between Universal, Disney and Fox will decide who distributes the films.

The problem with all this is what happens to movies that DreamWorks and Paramount both worked on, like Transformers and Transformers 2: Return of the Fallen? Paramount own the distribution rights, but Spielberg’s involvement means he has a lot of leverage. In the end, it will all come down to negotiations and what films Spielberg wants to take with him.

Transformers 2 – Self Contained Sequel

Written by Big Bot on June 4, 2008 | News,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: , ,

Some more good news coming out of Transformers 2 HQ is that the sequel won’t be part 1 of 2, but will in-fact be a standalone sequel without the annoying cliffhanger at the end. This all according to director Michael Bay. This isn’t to say that Transformers 3 won’t happen, or be hinted at, but don’t expect Matrix style sequels.

Talking to MTV, he goes on to say that the “First one was just introducing, setting up stuff, so we can go a lot farther. Let’s just say [this] is not a lame sequel”. and that we can expect a lot more from the robot cast, even though there are a lot more on screen; “The robots are going to surprise a lot of people because we go with a lot of different levels,”.