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Transformers Bigger Than Ever! Beast Wars Comic Preview, DVD Details!

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Human Error at 2007-08-17 6:52 pm has reported that the Transformers movie will be hitting the BIG BIG screen. Paramount/Dreamworks's Transformers will premier on IMAX screens on September 21'st 2007! Not only do we get to see the film on the huge IMAX screen but we get additional footage! Thats a great birthday present for us Libra's!

In other news:

Check out a 5-page preview of IDW's Beast Wars The Ascending.  Can't wait!  Also, Chris Ryall, the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief for IDW Publishing  has released some very interesting information in the IDW Forums. He wrote the following, on Mon Aug 13, 2007:

Between Comic-Con, last weekend's Chicago con, and a trip to Hasbro, plus all kinds of general work overload, I know I haven't been around here much. But that doesn't mean I don't care...

In fact, in that time away from here, I've been making plans. Big plans. And then off to Hasbro to run these plans by the Powers-That-Be. And lo and behold, they loved them and are into said plans. Which means that 2008 is going to be BIG. I don't say this with any hyperbole, but next year's going to really rock your worlds.

These plans include movie-related comics, multiple Spotlights, another crossover, a new mini- (or maybe maxi-)series that will really wow you and answer some old questions, and the big SOMETHING ELSE. I'm pretty excited.

I also watched the new Transformers Animated Movie, the kick-off of the upcoming series, and it's a blast. I actually thought it might be a bit too "young" since it's aimed at the 5-9 crowd, but I shouldn't have questioned Sam Register and his crew--it's a lot of fun, and the characters and voices are great. As are the new toys, that looks just like the designs. I know people have taken shots at it based on the little bit they've seen online, but it's gonna win people over. Especially that first scene.

Oh, one other TF thing--I watched the DVD extra that's going to be included on the Wal-Mart only Movie DVD release. It's an animated version of the entire Movie Prequel miniseries, with voicework from Peter Cullen and others. Good sound effects, cool movement of panels and voices... it's pretty awesome to see our comic turned into something like that. And having Cullen speak our words is an insanely exciting thing, too.

So, yeah, good times are ahead.
Chris Ryall
IDW Publishing"

Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-08-17 20:29:12
Transformers in 3-D on the big screen? Now THIS is a big one.
HumanError said,  - 2007-08-17 20:43:38
Now i hate to burst your bubble there Jumpercliff, but its not going to be in 3-D. Its just simply on the huge IMAX screen. That in it self is pretty sweet though, because after i saw Batman Begins on an IMAX ive been disappointed going to the normal theaters. It really did spoil the movie going experience for me.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-08-17 20:52:12
My mistake. Funny thing, I'm waiting for the 29th Godzilla Movie, and it's supposed to be in IMAX.
Master Dex said,  - 2007-08-17 21:21:48
Wow... I really wish there was an IMAX theater where I live. There is one in a city 2 hours from me, but I don't get away that often, plus I am heading to college in a week, so no dice for me. I would love to see it in IMAX though, and additional footage, it's like a gift from Primus.

I'm interested in TF Animated, hopefully I'll get the chance to see it.

Looks like I'm going to look for the Wal-Mart release of the movie, lol, unless someone else has better special features with the DVD.
megatron said,  - 2007-08-17 23:14:54
i was at walmart today ,and i found an empty shelf of transformers, but new price tags w/the date stating 8-15-07 one of them was trans ultimate asst at $79.88 also a boat load of deluxe price tags they had more wall pegs than the last time so im hoping there will more figures in this next wave. happy hunting.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2007-08-17 23:24:37
Are you saying It's you Wacko?
megagalvacron said,  - 2007-08-18 09:39:26
Jumpercliff, i like your style! big G all the way
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-08-18 10:02:20
Yo, I am pissed about the Ascending. The art isn't as good as it was in The Gathering and the whole Lio Convoy thing really chaps my chasis. I'm starting to wish the cameos that I pined over in The Gathering had stayed just that: cameos. I did ask Simon Furman why they decided to keep the Japanese name and he gave me an answer, so how much more can I ask for? You can read it at his blog.

On the other hand, I can't wait for the IMAX movie. My buddy and I kept saying that it was rediculous that it didn't go to IMAX. I mean, Spider-Man 3 and Harry Potter 5 both went to IMAX right away and Transformers was far superior to both films. I can't wait, especially considering that it is going to extra contain footage!
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-08-18 10:11:14
How big of a role does the inevitably annoying human sidekick play? Is Starscream the big suck-up that the trailers make him appear to be? Are the human supervillains (shudders) good characters? Do they have reasons to do what they do? Do the Decepticons seem like much of a threat? And Most importantly: did it feel like Transformers?
Slashwing said,  - 2007-08-18 13:38:09
Explosions on IMAX, .......(Drools like homer simpson) neat.
Byrer prime said,  - 2007-08-18 14:32:00
To answer Chaos Bringer; From what we saw at BotCon Sari, the human girl, is not really like a sidekick at all. Starscream is the same Starscream we all know. The human villians are very "Teen Titan"-like whether that's good or not. The Decepticons are supposed to be a huge threat compared with other incarnations of the franchise. It felt very much like Transformers. The producers and Cartoon Network are huge TF fans. I heard someone say that they might be bigger fans than Hasbro.
deceptifan said,  - 2007-08-18 20:38:25
Godzilla forever! I have to admit it's the only thing I like better than transformers. Sorry.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-08-19 15:57:31
Hasbro is not run by fans. Fans would know that we do not want that little girl at all and that the Decepticons should play a big role. Being a threat does not mean hiding most of the time. Being a threat means WINNING some of the time. How many times must I point out to Hasbro that the Decepticons must WIN SOME OF THE TIME!?!? That is the only way to make them seem like a threat.
And if the useless fleshling is not a sidekick, what is she? What role does she seem to play? I hope to Primus that she doesn't just get into trouble a lot and need constant rescuing. I also hope to Primus that she cannot fight off a Decepticon.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-08-19 16:46:42
Your threat theory is exactly why the Beast Wars was the best TF series. The Preds won once and a while and that's why the show had such impact. What kind of a war is being waged if one side always wins? You'd think in that situation, there'd be a few battles and then a total victory. Speaking of victory, Victory is a really good TF series as well. The Decepticons actually beat the crap out of the Autobots on a regular basis in that one.
Hoodimus Prime said,  - 2007-08-24 11:33:23
wait wait wait Transformers with deleted scenes rereleased on the big screen in IMAX and on sept.21

Whoo hoo

sept 21 is not Libra its virgo
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