Monday, August 31, 2009

Live From Hollywood: Part I

Hello everyone - just wanted to share a little video I recorded at Universal Studios right before I presented one of the winners, Michael Wright, with his limited edition Decepticon watch. Stay tuned until the end because I make an announcement regarding another idea I have that all of you Transformers fans will love. Also, be sure and check the blog for Live From Hollywood: Part II when I meet Michael and his family to present him with the watch!

Friday, August 28, 2009

He's coming...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

On the death of Ted Kennedy.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could;

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that, the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I marked the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost. 1875

Monday, August 17, 2009

After Nearly 100 Entries, Five Finalists & Thousands of Votes, 2 Clever Video Entries Come out on Top!

Once again, all of you Jetfire fans amazed me. On Monday I posted the five finalists and in just 5 days over 7 thousand votes were cast with Michael and Dane's videos just edging out the other three entries, but wow was it close!

Congratulations to Michael and Dane on winning the collectible, Transformers watches. I am pleased that the watches are going to two great fans who will appreciate their uniqueness and value. Also, thank you to everyone who submitted entries - all of you overwhelmed me with your talent and devotion to Jetfire!

Winning Entry by Michael Wright. Congrats on creating this very creative and inspiring claymation piece!

Winning Entry by Dane Pavitt. Way to go Dane - this made me and many people laugh. Cheers to being British!

Keep visiting me on the blog - more exciting things to come!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jetfire Contest

Thanks to all our amazing entrants and to the fans for voting all week on our 5 finalists. The voting has ended and I will announce the 2 winners of SeaHope Transformers Watches on Monday, August 17th right here!


Friday, August 14, 2009

"Jetfire" Voting Ends Friday at Midnight

Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite finalist in my "Behold the Glory of Jetfire" competition! Voting ends tonight at midnight & winners will be announced Monday, August 17th.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Behold The Glory Of The Finalists

All the drawings have been seen, all the essays read and all the songs/haikus/poems heard. Now it is time for all of you to Behold the Glory of the five finalists and cast your votes for your favorites. The two fan favorites will win the limited edition SeaHope watches. Voting begins today, August 10th and will continue until Saturday, August 15th. Vote as many times as you like. Congratulations to the finalists and thank you for everyone who entered to show me what I already knew - that Jetfire is the best Transformer! -Mark

Here now are the finalists - choose your favorite and vote in the poll on the top right side of my blog:






And, this one receives Honorable Mention - great work!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Update From Hong Kong

Lei hao from Hong Kong!

This is my first time in Hong Kong and I am here to represent "Transformers" at the Hong Kong's Toys Open Day & Super Festival. It is taking place Aug. 8th -9th at the Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Centre. If you are a "Transformers" fan in Hong Kong - I look forward to meeting you!

On the "Behold the Glory of Jetfire" contest - let me first say thank you to everyone who entered and helped spread the word. I thought all of your entries were top-notch and I am having a difficult time only choosing 5 finalists. I will post the 5 finalists, right here on the blog, by Monday Aug. 10th. Then it's up to you to vote for your favorite entries until Aug. 15th. The top two fan favorites will win the SeaHope watches!

Talk to all of you soon. -Mark

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hong Kong here we come!

Wow! Great event in Yokohama yesterday...Back in Tokyo today and relaxing in the hot tub! Friday, onto Hong Kong!