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Snarl is not the happiest Autobot around. Indeed, unless he is thrashing about in battle and trashing Decepticons, he mainly keeps to himself in a perpetual bad mood. Today I bring you my review and gallery of Snarl from "Power of the Primes"!

In a mash up no one saw coming, IDW Publishing has announced (via io9) an upcoming mini-series featuring classic "Star Trek" characters mashed up with our favorite robots in disguise! According to io9:

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Give a warm welcome back to one of our favourites: Gnaw!
Also: new arrivals to Transformers: Earth Wars: Inferno and Rodimus Unicronus

A Thousand Suns

Rodimus Prime's desire to get the Solus Prime Core grows inside him with every passing moment, a burning flame that controls his acts and thoughts.

His willpower fails, and he is drawn to it -like a moth to a flame.

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 22/06/2018 10:00 UTC
End Date: 25/06/2018 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: 60
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While some Autobots may run from fire, Inferno charges into it. Always ready to dive into danger to rescue his comrades, Inferno is one of the bravest Autobots around! Check out my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Inferno!

Alpha Trion has served many roles over the long history of the Transformers race. In his latest incarnation as a Prime Master he hides his power using the Landmine Decoy Armor! Check out my review of Alpha Trion with Landmine Decoy Armor.

Bilz y Pap is a soft drink brand from Chile, and as part of a current promotion Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prim ehave made an appearance in one of their commercials! The commercial also features an appearance by Windblade, seemingly based on her "Generations" design. Now thanks to the Ancient Robot Transformers Facebook page fans can check out this commercial for themselves! (Read more...)

Cindersaur is not very bright, however he is terribly violent and loves burning things, so his role as a Firecon warrior suits him perfectly! Today I bring you my gallery and review of "Power of the Primes" Cindersaur, check it out!


With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic- and movie-based Marvel characters. These 6-inch figures are highly articulated and feature comic-inspired designs, making them worthy additions to the Marvel Legends Series. Collect all of the Build-A-Figure components to assemble Monster Venom.

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On June 6th the Official Transformers Facebook Page put up a post promoting the "Power of the Primes" Wave 3 Terrorcon Deluxe Class figures and Abominus. What followed was a torrent of about 200 comments from fans expressing their frustration with obtaining Wave 2, no less getting Wave 3. It is fair to say that distribution of "Power of the Primes" has been spotty at best, with even online retailers selling out extremely fast making certain figures such as Blackwing difficult to find at a non-scalper retail price.
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Hold the power of the Primes in your own hands - with the new Prime Core Avatars!

Going Solo

The Prime Cores… extremely powerful and capable of enhancing friend or foe with unique, game-changing abilities.

But what do we really know about them? Their origins? Their reason for landing on planet Earth?

Rodimus Prime is hearing a call… and many questions will be answered soon.

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 15/06/2018 10:00 UTC
End Date: 18/06/2018 10:00 UTC
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The kind folks at Paramount have shared a new featurette featuring "Bumblebee" director Travis Knight discussing his vision for the upcoming Transformers film. From Paramount: "Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Travis Knight brings his expertise in the world of stop-motion animation to Transformers with Bumblebee. By combining meticulous craft skills with cutting edge technology, Travis showcases his ability to develop characters and inspire emotions through a unique storytelling vision that brings fan favorite Bumblebee to life."

Check the video out in the embed below!

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Outback is not one to follow the easiest path. He is stubborn and will often argue that his way is the right way! Deep down inside he sees himself as another potential casualty of the eons long Autobot/Decepticon war but that does not hamper his dedication as an Autobot warrior. Check out my review and gallery of Legends Class Outback from "Power of the Primes"!

Tokyo Toy Show 2018 was just held in Japan and Takara Tomy has posted images from the event on their official Twitter feed for fans to enjoy! The photos feature a variety of products including an exciting look at the color model of Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron in all his purple glory! Also on display was Dinobot and the previously announced "Golden Lagoon" set. Check out the images mirrored below from Takara Tomy's Twitter. (Read more...)

In a surprise move Takara Tomy has revealed a series of figures based upon the Generation One Season 2 episode "The Golden Lagoon"! In this episode the Autobots and Decepticons all briefly became near invincible when they coat themselves in the liquid inside the titular "Golden Lagoon". These figures celebrate this episode featuring both "Masterpiece" and "Generations" figures with gold decos! Check out the details and images from Takara Tomy's web site (with translation via Google Translate):

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It is no secret that distribution of "Power of the Primes" in the United States has been spotty at best. Many fans have had issues finding the figures at non-scalper prices both at brick and mortar stores and online stores. In what we can hope is a move in a positive direction, BWTF affiliate site Entertainment Earth has listed some pre-orders for Wave 2 of "Power of the Primes". Follow the links below to pre-order your figures and support Ben's World of Transformers!

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With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. This 6-inch Psylocke figure is highly articulated and features a comic-inspired design, making it another epic addition to the Marvel Legends Series.

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Following the release of the 4.5 inch "Bravo" assortment of "Authentics" figures, Family Dollar stores have begun to receive shipments of the larger 7 inch "Alpha" figures. Check out my review of Optimus Prime from this new assortment!

After being hinted at a month or so ago, Tag Hobby has posted official stock photos of MP-36+ Masterpiece Megatron! This figure is a homage to the original Megatron action figure, featuring a vac metal deco, the unique detailing on the chest and a new head sculpt that better resembles the original G1 toy. These photos also confirm that he will include the silencer and stand for the figure.

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Thanks to Amazon Japan, Transformers fans now have official photos of "Encore" Optimus Primal to view! This figure is a redeco and re-release of the Optimus Primal "Supreme Class" figure originally released in the 2001 "Robots in Disguise" toy line (he was originally intended to be released as part of "Beast Machines"). (Read more...)

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The end of a Saga, bringing Tracks and Cutthroat to your doorstep.
And: six new Alliances with a golden name, congratulations!

Scratched Finish
Outsider Vs Outsider
Unable to understand -much less control- the powers of the recently discovered Prime Core, Autobots and Decepticons line up, face to face, nerves on edge, waiting for the precise moment to… fly in a fabulous way!

Tracks has finally arrived to the battlefield!

Late as usual, yet not the last one to join.

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
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