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9/2/14: Toy Review: "Transformers Universe" Overload
Once partnered with the great Optimus Prime himself, Overload helped the Cybertronians triumph during the Unicron Battles. Now having taken on a new, independent form, Overload has headed to the stars to learn more about his true origins. Check out my retro review of Universe 2.0 Overload! (0 comments)
9/2/14: Toy News: Masterpiece MP-23 "Exhaust" revealed
Online retailer Tag Hobby has revealed an image of an upcoming Masterpiece figure: Exhaust! This new character is a homage to the Diaclone "Marlboro" Wheeljack, one of the most legendary "pre-G1" figures out there. The figure will feature a new head sculpt and an "Immobilizer" accessory. I think it looks great and it's wonderful to see this legendary figure get a nod in the Masterpiece line. (0 comments)
8/30/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Strafe Evolution 2-Pack
This aerial member of the Dinobots has the unique ability to reign down destruction on his enemies from above. Whether its using his missiles or savage claws, all Decepticons and Vehicons should fear this flying titan! Check out my review of the Evolution 2-Pack of "Age of Extinction" Strafe! (0 comments)
8/30/14: Video: "Age of Extinction" Dinobots Behind the Scenes clip
With the release of "Age of Extinction" coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD soon, Paramount is releasing some of the extras you can expect to see on some of these sets. Check out the clip below for a behind the scenes look at the Dinobots!
8/29/14: Toy Review: Timelines "Transformers Club Subscription Service" Treadshot with Catgut
Treadshot cares about one thing: making the shot. Having spent ages as a sharpshooter and gunslinger, he is one of the most well trained and skillful warriors on the battlefield. His loyal partner Catgut sometimes serves as his weapon, making the two a powerful team. Check out my review of Treadshot and Catgut! (0 comments)
8/29/14: Video: Angry Birds Transformers Retro-Trailer debuts
The folks behind the "Angry Birds Transformers" line clearly have a sense of humor, and now they've outdone themselves with a "retro trailer" for the upcoming game and toy line. Styled after the "VHS" videos of old, this video mimicks the style of the original G1 series along with video distortion often seen on old cassette tapes! Check it out!
8/29/14: Toy Review: "Timelines" Botcon 2014 Knight Ginrai
Chosen by Alpha Trizer as the leader of the Cybertronian Knights, Ginrai is a veteran of countless battles and believes in being prepared for any situation. Whether it's a time of peace or war, Ginrai is always ready for action! Check out my review of Botcon exclusive Ginrai! (0 comments)
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KIDS LOGIC MECHA NATIONS STARSCREAM
Kids Logic is continuing their line of 6" Transformers figures with Starscream. He has lighting effects, stands about 7" tall, comes with gun mode Megatron with light and sound, and is listed at $129.99, $10 off the MSRP.
8/21/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Deluxe Class Lockdown
Some Transformers choose sides in the conflict between Autobots and Decepticons. Lockdown chose another path, working as a bounty hunter in service of the beings that created the Transformers! When he arrives on Earth, he spells trouble for the beleaguered Autobots. Check out my review of Deluxe Class Lockdown! (0 comments)
8/20/14: Comic Book News: Diamond Edition cover of Botcon 2014 comic book revealed
Basing its design on the movie poster for the 1986 "Transformers: The Movie" theatrical film, the cover for the Diamond Edition of the Botcon 2014 comic has been revealed! Featuring Ginrai and company blasting upward at Unicron with Decepticon in the background, this cover is a true nostalgic treat. Lineart is by Marcelo Matere with colors by Thomas Deer. (0 comments)
8/20/14: Game News: New "Transformers Legends" Event - Beast Machines!
The next "Transformers Legends" campaign begins tonight! From Mobage's site:
The beastly MAXIMALS have returned to Cybertron, but MEGATRON and his VEHICON forces have taken over. A new war for Cybertron has begun! Can the MAXIMALS restore peace to their home? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: Legends – “BEAST MACHINES”! http://moba.ge/TRANSFORMERSLegends (0 comments)
8/20/14: Toy Review: "Movie Advanced" Ratchet
Dedicated to helping his fellow Transformers, Ratchet is often considered the best medic on Cybertron. However, when it comes time to defend the innocent, he is more than willing to take up arms and stand up against the forces of evil! Check out my review of "Movie Advanced" Ratchet. (0 comments)
8/19/14: Collector News: Transformers Collection sells for $1,000,000! (Updated)
Geektastic site Gizmodo reports that an ebay seller has sold a G1 Transformers collection for a reported $1,000,000! The collection is all G1 pieces in beautiful shape. Among the lesser seen items are a Transformers bed sheet, costume set and a Ransack in box complete with "Target" price sticker ($12.99!). (0 comments/Read more...)
8/14/14: Toy News: The Transformers Collector's Club announces Marissa Faireborn!
The Transformers Collector's Club has announced its next 2015 exclusive figure: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner! Long time fans will recognize Marissa as a key character from the third season of the original animated series. A different incarnation of the character currently appears in the IDW Publishing comic books.
G.I. Joe fans will know the name "Fairborn" since it was intended for Marissa to represent the daughter of Flint and Lady Jaye!
8/12/14: Toy News: "Age of Extinction" Dinobots Unleashed set photos
Since the Dinobots were first announced, fans have wanted more "screen accurate" versions of them. Now we have photos of this set thanks to the folks at the Transformers Colombia Facebook page. The set includes Voyager Class Grimlock, Strafe, Scorn, Voyager Slog and Slug. The dark colors reflect the grey/silver appearance of the Dinobots in the "Age of Extinction" film.
Special thanks to Felipe León Nájera for the heads up on these photos! (0 comments)
8/12/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" SDCC 2014 Exclusive Dinobot Slug
Dinobot Slug is seemingly unhappy most of the time, but really he's just itching for his next fight. Once he's in conflict with his fellow Dinobots, he is as happy as a Sharkticon eating Energon goodies! Check out my review of SDCC exclusive Dinobot Slug! (0 comments)
8/12/14: Movie News: Target Exclusive "Age of Extinction" Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy announced
The Official Transformers Movie Facebook Page has announced that Target stores will have their own exclusive "transforming pakaging" featuring Optimus Prime based on his appearance in "Age of Extinction". This set will be priced at $22.99 USD with a release date to be announced. You can see the item entry on Target's web site. (0 comments)
8/11/14: Movie News: Michael Bay may not direct "Transformers 5"
With the success of "Age of Extinction" (now up to $1,032,180,031 worldwide according to Box Office Mojo, it's no shock Paramount is planning the next "Transformers" film. However, according to USA Today it may not be with Producer/Director Michael Bay at the helm. He has had quite a busy year of non-stop work. For the future he says:
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MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIME WITH TRAILER REISSUE
This Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set with Trailer comes with roller, Spike Witwicky, Prime's Axe and more, as well as a special bonus premium about which we are waiting for information. This new Set is listed at $159.99.
8/11/14: TV Show News: Shout! Factory's release of "Beast Machines: The Complete Series" on DVD September 2
Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series in One Complete Set
Featuring All 26 Action-Packed Episodes
BRING HOME THIS COLLECTIBLE 4-DVD SET ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY