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In 2015, the "Robots in Disguise" series focuses on vehicular Autobots fighting "beast" like Decepticons. Back in 2000 however, it was the beast-based Maximals who fought against the evil Vehicons! My review of Buzzsaw from "Beast Machines" has been updated with new images and some extra thoughts on this unique figure.


With wave two of "Combiner Wars" beginning to hit retail (stores in some countries, online in others) it's a great time to check out details about Menasor and how the toy works. (Read more...)


Some warriors prefer an all-out frontal assault. Acid Storm and Venin take a more treacherous approach. Acid Storm can seed the atmosphere with toxins to create metal-melting acid rain. Venin uses his stinger to poison any life form and rot them from within, making these two a dangerous duo! Check out my review of Legends Class Acid Storm with Venin!


BWTF.com has received the following press release from IDW Publishing:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRANSFORMERS RETURNS TO HUMBLE BUNDLE WITH IDW PUBLISHING
Leading Publisher Re-Teams With The Pay-What-You-Want Site To Offer TRANSFORMERS Comics

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Drift and Ratchet have found the Stone Warrior army, but they are not alone! With Hellbat and Vanquish ready to destroy them, the Autobots join forces with Grit to stop Hellbat before his master plan can be executed. Check out my review of "Drift: Empire of Stone" #3!


Prime 1 Studio is a producer of high end statues for pop culture properties. One of their lines focuses on Transformers from the live action Movies. They recently attended Wonder Festival in Japan and showed off some pieces. Check out the pics below for a taste of what they had to offer and then check out their Facebook page for more!


Long time fan Griffin has put up a thread on Ozformers mentioning several potential reissues for 2015 in Australia. Some were previously rumored or seen such as Trypticon and the Seeker three pack. However, the one that may get the most attention are the G1 Dinobots! Griffin writes (in part):

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Huffer would likes to complain that something can't be done, but then he'll engineer incredible machinery right afterward. If called upon, this Autobot is a powerhouse of strength and can go toe to toe with some of the toughest Decepticons! Check out my review of "Combiner Wars" Huffer!


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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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NEW AND RESTOCK BANDAI
We have 18 new and restock pre-order listings from Bandai. This menu includes figures like S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon for $37.99 and Sea Dragon Kanon from Saint Cloth Myth EX for $87.99. We also have listings for lines such as Digimon, Ultraman, Soul of Chogokin, and Attack on Titan, Gundam, Kamen Rider and more!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18409

LOST PROTECTORS – PLAY WITH THIS TOO! KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
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BWTF supporter Image Anime has provided us with an image of the upcoming "Masterpiece" Tracks figure based on the character's appearance in the Generation One television show. Continuing the theme of staying true to G1, he will include a stand for the flight mode, a Raoul figurine and a small version of Blaster in tape deck mode!


He may be a small Mini-Con, but Fixit is not to be underestimated. This little Autobot gives Bumblebee's team all they need to capture the Decepticon criminals including information and gear! This morning's review brings you a look at One Step Changer Fixit from "Robots in Disguise"!


After a positive reception from my last video I've put together another haul video! This time out I took several of the suggestions I received and tried to incorporate them into the video. If you enjoy it please give it a "Thumbs Up" and subscribe to the BWTF channel!


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While digging around the Greek branch of Hasbro's web site I stumbled on a few One Step Changer photos I thought fans might enjoy. These feature Thunderhoof, Drift and Fracture! Check out the pics below!


Fellow fan site TFW2005 reports that the Greek branch of Hasbro's web site has put up listings and previously unseen official stock photos of several Combiner Wars figures. These include:

  • Legends Class Protectobot Groove
  • Legends Class Skywarp
  • Legends Class Viper
  • Legends Class Warpath
  • Voyager Class Cyclonus
  • Voyager Class Hot Spot (including an awesome mistransformation in vehicle mode)

Check out the pics below!


Several news venues including Comicbook.com and USA Today have reported that legendary "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. (Read more...)


Decepticon Blackjack's primary strength has never been raw physical power or even combat prowess. Instead he relies on his mind hatching clever and carefully calculated plans and then executing them with precision! Check out my review of Decepticon Blackjack from "Combiner Wars"!


Takara Tomy has announced a campaign to promote special editions of a few Legion Class figures from "Robots in Disguise". Known in Japan as "Transformers Adventures", this special promotion will feature three figures:

  • Bumblebee: Exclusive to Toys R Us Japan
  • Steeljaw: Exclusive to EDION, Bic and Kojima toy sections
  • Strongarm: Exclusive to Hakuhinkan Toy Park, White peony Ishinomaki stores, Yamada Denki toy departments & Yodobashi Camera

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The largest of the original Dinobots, Slog brings brutal power and unmistakable force wherever he goes. He's a heavily armed dynamo in robot mode, taking vicious swipes at the Deceptions with his 2 swords. But he'll trample them flat when he's in rumbling Cybertronian Apatosaurus mode! Today's review brings you a look at the Amazon Exclusive G1 redeco of Slog!


Early news from Toy Fair indicated all sorts of potential Platinum Edition figures (including a rumored reissue of Trypticon), but only now has a set been revealed that confirms one of the more interesting rumors: Platinum Edition Triple Changers! The folks over at Cybertron Philippines have revealed a photo (from an unknown source) of Blitzwing and Astrotrain in a two pack! However, their color schemes are quite different from their G1 counterparts! (Read more...)


One of the more interesting Toy Fair 2015 reveals was "Galvatronus", a Combiner that would use the upcoming Cyclonus figure as the torso and head. Now fans have their first look at the artwork for Galvatronus! The art features Cyclonus in his "torso/head" mode, all the limbs are figures we already knew about including Dragstrip. The screen capture is from Transformers App, so download it to check out more artwork from Combiner Wars!


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