youllbesafe00

Who do you turn to if you’re a superhero that needs help? Well I guess you turn to The Doctor and the TARDIS. In Dean Trippe’s amazing art piece titled, “You’ll Be Safe Here“, The Doctor helps heroes in need of a little rescuing.

Hit the jump and check out this amazing piece of art!

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hasbrodisney

Am I a prophet in the Church of Disney? If this rumor has any truth to it, I mind as well become a fortune teller because I did say that if Disney would make another blockbuster acquisition, it would have to be Hasbro. MTV Geek has reported rumors that there are conversations between Hasbro and Disney at “the highest level” to bring the multinational toy and board game maker into the “House of Mouse”. Even though this news is nothing more than a rumor, if there was any truth to it, it could mean another historical deal for Disney. With the acquisition of Hasbro, Disney would be adding Transformers, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Tonka, Nerf, , My Little Pony, etc. into their already impressive stable of licenses.  Considering, Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and now Lucasfilm already deal with Hasbro for heavy amounts of merchandising, it would only make sense that Disney decides to bring Hasbro into the fold. The only drawback to a deal such as this would have to be that majority of Hasbro’s hottest film rights is divided between Paramount Pictures (Transformers and G.I. Joe) and Universal (Clue, Ouija, Stretch Armstrong and Battleship) and Disney would not be able to get their hands on them until the existing contracts expires. Even if that is the case, Hasbro is a giant piggy bank that Disney can tap into just for merchandising alone. The movies would just be the cherry on top of a money sundae. With a revenue of around $4 billion, it’s plausible that Disney will dip into it’s deep pockets and acquire the toy company. If Disney buys Hasbro, I’m going to start converting my money into Disney dollars. It’s only a matter of time before they own everything.

Print

I wasn’t too depressed about not going to New York Comic Con this year until Acid Free Gallery (@acidefreegallery) just announced their exclusive for the convention. Acid Free Gallery commissioned illustrators, Tom Whalen (@strongstufftom) and Dave Perillo (@Monthgog) to create an amazing set of Transformers and G.I. Joe posters for the show. They are well known for their amazing movie posters that Mondo featured over the years.

New York Comic Con is right around the corner and we will be launching our new series of screen-printed posters at the show! Together with Hasbro, we have created an officially licensed series of limited edition art prints. The series will feature images from Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE brands. We will premier the first 5 prints at NYC comic con and we are excited to finally preview the artwork!

Whalen designed the very cool Autobots and Decepticons posters while Perillo put together the G.I. Joe and COBRA pieces. Acid Free Gallery will be offering these very limited posters (from 200-375 limited print) at NYCC on October 11-14th at $45-50 a pop. I wish I was going…

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takaramp00

Oh good gawd. If you know me, you know that I’m a giant nutcase for generation one Soundwave from Transformer (and not that satellite crap from Bayformers). I think I’ve been waiting about a decade for famed Transformers toy manufacturer, Takara to release a Masterpiece edition Soundwave. Well, I guess the toy gods have been listening to my prayers because Takara’s MP13 will be Soundwave! This transforming beast will stand a little under a foot tall (in robot mode) and will come with Laserbeak. What’s even cooler is that additional cassette will be released in 2013. Hopefully, Ravage, Rumble, and Frenzy will make it on that list. Priced around $190 (in the United States), MP13 will drop at the end of the year. This is a must-have for an Transformer fanatic. You can preorder yours at Big Bad Toy Store!

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bumblebeepipe00

Autobots, smoke out!

SMH. Some law abiding citizen with a love affair with Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS movies took it up themselves to put together a Bumblebee glass pipe. I have to admit that this glass pipe is leaning more toward glass art. Other than the creepy raptor lookin’ claws and feet that look like a stretched out paper clip, I have to say that this “Bumblepipe” is spot on. Pretty impressive considering how much I dislike anything related to “Bayformers”. I wonder if Hasbro should license this…. HA!

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youmeoptimus

Thank you James Struthers. Thank you for creating such an awesome song for all those boys and girls out there that just want to kick it with Optimus Prime. It must be great right? Sharing an ice cream cone and fishing with your favorite Autobot. Everything is great until Optimus high-fives you in the face and puts you in a body cast only to wake up 10 years later after being in a coma.

Hit the jump and check out James Struther’s music video for ‘You, Me, and Optimus Prime’

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sentinelprime

Well. Here we have it. A first complete look at Sentinel Prime from ‘Transformers: The Dark of the Moon’. I don’t know what it is, but Michael Bay is really attracted to making Transformers look really old. Considering the hot mess he created with The Fallen and Jetfire in ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, you figure that Bay would abandon the whole wrinkly Tranformers idea for the third movie. I guess not considering Sentinel Prime is lookin’ pretty old himself. I do understand Bay is trying to show an age difference between all the Transformers, but come on man. They are all freakin’ old… AND THEY ARE MACHINES! I don’t know if I care anymore. I will watch it when it comes out because I love Transformers (not Michael Bay’s) and I already invested my life into the first two films. Let’s see if Bay will get it right on the third try. I’m putting my money on “no”.

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