Bootleg MP01 Optimus Prime Sighted

posted by: Mark Santos aka heer0san

Thanks to Otaru Ikari of
Robotjapan boards for this surprising news.

It seems not only the Binealtechs/Alternators were bootlegged, even the MP01 Optimus Prime was bootlegged also. Click on the image to view a bigger pic. And here's the link where the bootlegged Prime was found.


Review: TransFormers The Movie DVD

Review by : Mark Cerbo

ReviewReviewReviewReviewTransFormers The Movie DVD
Genre: Action & Adventure
From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a thrilling battle between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the evil DECEPTICONS and ultimate power is a clue held by Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf). Join the fight for mankind in the extra ordinary adventure "features some of the most spectacular action and special effects sequences of any movie of its kind and will appeal to the kid in all of us." -Claudia Puig, USA Today

The biggest movie to hit on DVD was a subject of speculations. There where a lot of hang ups and lose ends that was never explained. But at the end of the day the movie had thrilled a lot of people in the big screen. Now being released on DVD format there was disappointments as I watch both discs. As read in previous reports Michael Bay had to rush the release of the DVD. There was no time to correct Devastator as oppose to Decepticon Brawl in the toy.

There was no extended cut scenes that people expect to see, where it was shown in IMAX in the US. Though it was marketed with a transforming DVD turning into Optimus Prime reactions can be like a knee jerk. The release itself here in the Philippine was little clouded with controversy being a day late, but honestly there where unanswered questions for the delay.

A few comments where quite a surprise how the DVDs look like, they used a well known CD-R brand due to the color of the surface. It was too simple unlike if you compare it to other well known movie it looked a bit cheap.

The US version of the transforming DVD had a Target Exclusive comics, that was released only through the internet unreleased here. Though it was great to see it again this time in the small screen there was something missing. Something that the big screen had to offer what people expect about this DVD.

In the end it attracted buyers to get the heavy marketed transforming DVD but fell a little flat out not having those extras Bay had included in the US released editions.


Same quality that was retained from the big screen plus added Michael Bay's commentary.


The second disc featured some interesting stuff. Interviews by the director, executive producers, actors, Hasbro, and what not...

Our World
The Story Sparks - The beginning and making it in live film.
Human Allies - The humans and people behind it.
I Fight Giant Robots - The actors fight for there lives.
Background - Filming on locations.

Their War
Rise of the robots - Talks about Transformers from G1 to present.
Autobots Roll Out - Featuring our robot heroes.
Decepticon Strike - The evil `con on spotlight.
Inside The Allspark - Blending them in the real world.

More Than Meets The Eye
From The Script To Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack - Filming the familiar scene.
Concepts - Artwork.
Theatrical Trailer - Contains Trailer 1, 2 & 4.

If your just going to add this to your DVD collection I suggest you get the steel case. For serious fans the transforming DVD, but as of now due to its sold as limited quantities. Overall I'm still optimistic that they will release a four disc edition that has everything. For now a transforming DVD will do for a TransFan like me, but in the end they could have done better.


Happy Birthday to Comic Odyssey

photos by : Mark "Cykill Gobot" Cerbo


TF MEET-UP 10.27.2007

When: October 27, 2007
Time : 3pm onwards
Where : 5th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar located at Megatrade Hall Conference Center, Lounge Area, 5th Level, Bldg, SM Megamall

for details :
mobile : 09179493307


* HAT DAY - As part of our Pre-Halloween MEET-UP we will also have a SPECIAL HAT DAY, and we will choose the coolest member who will come with his/her unique head wear.

* RAFFLANDI GIVEWAY - Someone's going home with something special besides arriving as an early bird and won't say what's the prize.


Comic Odyssey (Happy 10th Anniversary) & Great Toys for sponsoring the prizes. Of course the RAFFLANDI GIVEAWAY will be coming from MC & AZRAEL. :D


Transformers movie DVD

posted by: magnusjam

I went to Astrovision Plus late after office hours and checked the branch in SM Makati (since the one in Glorietta is closed due to the tragedy) and saw the attractive stand. ;)


Early in the morning thanks to one of the members who sent me a text message here saying, that the DVD won't be out until this coming Saturday (could this be something to do with a certain event happening this coming weekend?). :-*


When I was there personally they told me to try, and call for updates or wait until Saturday or Sunday. :-/


They said that the transforming DVD was slightly delayed, but did not explained the circomestances for the apparent reason. ???


Anyways they I was jokingly asked if they could sell me the stand, but as one of the clerks rolled there eyes they said will ask there superiors about it. ;D

posted by : boyet

went to some of the astroplus branches and the transforming DVDs release are postponed until november.

this is very strange. :o

but the rest of the DVDs and VCDs are already available.

here are some pictures.



i hope the transforming case arrives this november.


TFPH Coll. 2007 Prev #063 : TFTM Optimus Prime DVD

Name: Optimus Prime
Series: Transformers The Movie
Release: October 25th, 2007 (Philippine Edition)
DVD Edition: Transforming
DVD Region: 3 (Asia)
Variation: Target Exclusive

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for details email us at
or text us at 09179493307

I heard MC will give away a prime toy and a something that comes out new from the market
hahahahahaa.. good luck guys


Comic Book Signing with John Beatty, Leinil Francis Yu, Etc.

snatching this post from :

// I cant go there, and im at my own event at the comic seminar.
now all i need is a power of jamie madrox... huhuuhuhuh

it seems that OCTOBER is really for COMICS MONTH.

Comic Odyssey will be celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary with a signing event with John Beatty, Leinil Francis Yu, Edgar Tadeo, Mico Suayan and myself.

The event will be held on October 27, 2007, Saturday, at the 3rd Floor, Pedro Gil Wing of Robinson’s Place along Pedro Gil in Malate, Manila from 1pm to 5pm. Raffles will be held every half hour.

This is John’s second visit to the Philippines, and as many comic book fans would know, John is the legendary inker for many comic books for Marvel and DC including the very first Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman, Superman, The Nam, Spiderman, Avengers, GI Joe, Green Lantern, Justice League, Magneto, New Mutants, The Punisher, and so many more.

Leinil Francis Yu is my one time pencilling partner on many titles including Superman: Birthright, High Roads, New X-Men Annual 2001, Fantastic Four Annual 2001, Wolverine, and Silent Dragon. He’s since worked on Ultimate Hulk and Wolverine and New Avengers.

Edgar Tadeo is a very talented curly guy who has either colored or inked titles like Spawn, Iron Man, Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and High Roads.

Mico Suayan has recently knocked people dead with his debut on Marvel’s Moon Knight.

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL: 536-8070, or email Sandy Sansolis at nixshop (at)


Vdieo: Transformers Beginnings

part 1

part 2


Az lectures @ Filnegosyo's Business coaching and mentoring sessions

event will be this Friday, check the poster above for the schedule and dates.
My lecture will be on Friday at 2pm-3pm, and thats a day beforfe the comic seminar.

I was invited to talk about blogging, business and IT. Im not a super good in business or a problogger but thanks to the organizers for recongnizing my work and field in the success of events that Im involved in. And the Philippine Toy Convention is one big portfolio for me.
and I'll be there to represent and show the people how can you take a big advantage using blogs and the internet in having a big success in marketing your products, services and also yourself.

i maybe share some secrets here in how to make your event successful.
so if youre an event organizer. just attend this friday and see if you can believe with me.
I'll just to note to them that Im not that big in the industry.

I will be showing them how I used my blog, and the blog of ToyCon and Transformers Philippines in marketing your event or business.

for infos. go to


Humor Comics: Operation Titanus?!

Thanks to DA member Neil Sama for sharing his humor...



TF Toy Review: TFTM Scout Class Elita-One

Name: Elita-One
Series: Transformers The Movie
Packaging: Carded
Release: 2007
Manufactured By: Hasbro
Variations: Arcee (Energon 2004), Ariel (Super-Link 2004), Paradon Medic (Fun Factory Japan Exclusive 2004), Chromia (Covention & Club Exclusive 2005), Flareup )Convention & Club Exclusive 2005), Flamwar (Convention & Club Exclusive 2005), Arcee (TFTM Target Exclusive 2007)
Accessories: two exhaust parts, one missile, and instruction manual
Notes: US Target Exclusive Wave 3

Toy Review by:


Basically the most used mold so far possibly beating the G1 Combaticons for repaints.

Let's call it "The Arcee Mold" has been repainted and released either as a store exclusive, convention exclusive or club exclusive (if your a member of the Official TransFormers Club).


So far for this year of 2007 it was released twice. First as a repainted/recolored Blue Arcee as part of the first wave of the Target Exclusive and as Elita-One repainted in mettalic red for the third wave assortment exclusive of the same store.

Vehicle Mode:

A sporty motorcycle probably the ones used in motor cross. Forgive me for less knowledge about what type Elita-One is as a motorcycle.


This time around The Arcee mold is repainted again and renamed as Elita-One a namesake of Optimus Prime's leading woman in the old cartoon.


The bike itself is painted in mettalic red with pearl whit accents.


Similar to the original Arcee that was released in 2004 under the Energon toyline, but with a bit dark mettalic colors replacing the original pink.


Its not entirely to scale with any 3 3/4 G.I. Joe figure, but it sure stands out as a scaled down big bike.


Though not entirely good to see Snake Eyes playing with a motorized bike for kids. The bike would look really great if it was driven by any attractive female action figure or gashapon.


What do you expect from Scout Class figures. Mostly simple transformation like folding one part and splitting another to form the arms or the legs. No difficulty in this figure when it comes to transfomations.

Robot Mode:

Describing her head had deep blue eyes and silver face. This is sort of like helmet shape still distiguishing the design of Arcee's signiture head.


The body now defines the red metallic colors and silver linings in her biceps. The usual limited articulation and has very small hands.


Not taller than a G.I. Joe figue Elita-One is small as somewhat previous reviews about Arcee, and as I notice something's missing in this figure that would have captured the new fans "wow" factor.


She carries a huge bow made out of the exhaust when she's in her vehicle mode. Previously since she came from the Energon toyline she has with her the weapons made of... Energon. It was previously colored in transparent red along with the Energon Star now painted in flat black.

The robot mode has not change nor have any minor retooling. Its the same Arcee figure from the Energon series.



Overall Elita-One is still Arcee no matter what color you put in this figure. Though they captured the original essence of Elita-One, that doesn't change with regard to the head design signiture of Arcee. Right now she's a must have for those who didn't dig the blue Arcee colors.

The Score:

Skill Level: 1
Vehicle Mode: 5
Robot Mode: 4
Gimmicks: Energon weapons can be used by Deluxe Classor any Energon figure.

Overall: 4 out of 5 Robot Points... Due to this was already previously reviewed in the original colors.

Special thanks to...

To Boyet for keeping us posted about the toy arrivals.

Discuss this toy in our forum



Transformers Philippines REVIEW

"Transformers Philippines is the Vector Sigma of Pinoy TF fandom" - Ruel De Vera,

"Transformers Philippines online forum, the largest and most prominent Transformers-related forum in the country." - Alex Villafania, Hackenslash

"Collectible for the Big Boys" - ANC Dateline

"theyre doing a great job having a site, an egroup, and especially holding screenings." - Jomike Tejido, artist and Kzone Foldabots creator

"They can help remember and, ultimately, relive the days when robots had the ability to control their bodies in order to resemble other objects" - Gadgets Magazine

"The Place where TF is Alive and kicking!!!!" - D.A.R.K. Corp Alliance


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