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10/30/14: Movie News: No "Transformers 5" for Michael Bay

Entertainment site Variety has posted an article verifying that Michael Bay will not be returning to direct the next entry in the live action "Transformers" franchise. He instead will be focusing his efforts on "13 Hours", a film about the events in Benghazi.

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10/28/14: Toy Review: Generations Autobot Gears with Eclipse

Most Autobots have a hard time dealing with Gears. He often takes to complaining more than anything else. His partner Eclipse is fine with that. As Gears rants, he takes his time lost in his own internal thoughts. Together the two are seemingly mismatched but actually the perfect pair. Today's review brings you a look at Generations Gears with Eclipse! (0 comments)

10/27/14: Toy News: Transformers KREON Warriors announced

First peeked at during the Hasbro "Twas the night before..." event, a new assortment of KREONs (seemingly replacing Microchangers) has been announced: the KREON warriors! Using themes like pirates and ninjas, these take KREONs outside their normal time frames and offer some "alt timeline" takes on characters like Optimus Prime and Megatron. The characters announced are:

  • Pirate Starscream
  • Samurai Optimus Prime
  • Wild West Optimus Prime
  • Wiseguy Bumblebee
  • Knight Megatron
  • Ninja Megatron
  • Ninja Shockwave
  • Pirate Ratchet
  • Army Shockwave
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10/27/14: TV Show News: "Robots in Disguise" summary and character bios go up on Hasbro Studios

Hot on the heels of the pre-Toy fair reveals, Hasbro Studios has put up a new section of their web site dedicated to the upcoming Transformers show "Robots in Disguise". It also includes several new bits of information:

Series Description
Target: Boys 6-10 years
Production: 2014-2016
Episodes: 78 x 22 minutes
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10/24/14: Convention News: Botcon 2015 Location and Dates announced!

The Official Transformers convention Botcon has announced the 2015 convention will take place on June 18-21 at the Pheasant Run Resort in Chicago! Head over there now to book your rooms!

The official press release and logo are below:


BotCon is headed back to the Midwest in 2015, show to be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st!

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10/24/14: Toy News: Human Alliance Soundwave and Barricade to be re-released!

According to fan site Transformers Asia two Human Alliance figures will see a re-release as Asia exclusives (excluding Japan). Barricade was fairly easy to find back in the day, but fans may be most interested in the other release: Soundwave! He was fairly hard to find so this gives fans another chance to purchase the figure! The tentative release date is 2014-12-05.

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10/24/14: Toy News: China exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp revealed

Transformers Asia has announced that a new Masterpiece Skywarp release is in the works as an exclusive to China! They also included images with their news. This version is different than the previous release in that it uses the updated Masterpiece Seeker sculpt without the jet parts hanging off the hips. This is scheduled for release 2015-01-05. No more information is available at this time. (0 comments)

10/23/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Leader Class Grimlock

A legendary Knight of Cybertron, Grimlock is a force to be reckoned with. Forged in a different era and having been held captive by the mercenary Lockdown, he has been seething with anger for ages. When he is freed by Optimus Prime, he is finally free to fight as a true warrior should! Check out my review of Leader Class Grimlock from "Age of Extinction"! (0 comments)

10/22/14: Video: Transformers GAC/GS5 Commercial

In concert with the release of "Age of Extinction", the GAC GS5, an SUV marketed in China released a commercial inspired by the robots in disguise. This edit of the commercial features special effects that were mostly cut from the version that aired on television, check it out for some stellar work! Credits for the video are:

VFX Supervision: Julien Vanhoenacker
VFX Producer: Sahattaya Chantanop
VFX Artists: Joaquim Montserrat, Alejandro Garcia, Pichaya Popanyasak, Gabriel Maymon, Chanon Adisakkitti, Brad Lorimer, Natthakit Sarunsikarin
Compositing: Daniel Eggert, Ankit Vajpayee

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10/20/14: Toy Review: Generations Jhiaxus

Jhiaxus is a mysterious being whose motivations seem to go beyond those of factions like Autobots and Decepticons. He considers the other Transformers obselete throwbacks and intends to show them the error of their ways, even if it has to be by force! Check out my review of Generations Jhiaxus! (0 comments)

10/20/14: Toy News: New Photo of Japanese exclusive Goshooter

The Official Japanese Transformers page has posted an updated image of the upcoming "Transformers Generations Volume 2" magazine with Goshooter! Goshooter will be a redeco of Generations Nightbeat and include a redeco of Blazemaster.

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10/19/14: Toy News: Windblade concept art revealed

The official Transformers Facebook page has revealed several images of drawings used in the development of the Windblade action figure. included was this text:

Windblade, the first Fan Built Bot created with the help of Transformers fans, is finally in stores in toy form! Check out these rare early design sketches from the Transformers design team (based on your choices!), and look for Transformers Generations Deluxe Windblade in stores! (0 comments)

10/17/14: Toy News: "Year of the Goat" Platinum Edition Optimus Prime & Soundwave revealed

Continuing its tradition of releasing Platinum Edition figures to coincide with the New Year on the Lunar Calendar, two "Year of the Goat" exclusives have been revealed! The first is the Generation 2 Optimus Prime in a new color scheme featuring translucent and orange themed colors. The same color theme carries over to Masterpiece Soundwave who appears to be included with all five of his cassettes! If you missed these sculpts before, now is your time to get them!

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10/15/14: Movies: Did you know there was once a parasaurolophus Dinobot in "Age of Extinction"?

Part of the process of making a movie is generating concept art that may or may not carry over into the final product. Artist Ryan Church has been providing concept art for the Transformers live action films since the original. Among his work is a spectacular piece of concept art for "Age of Extinction" which features (among other things) a parasaurolophus based Dinobot! (0 comments/Read more...)

10/15/14: Game News: Transformers Ultimate Allstars Video

Game News: Transformers Ultimate Allstars Video

Takara Tomy has teamed up with Hero Z to create the Japan exclusive game "Transformers Ultimate Allstars". This RPG-esque game features cute versions of many popular characters including G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron along with "Beast Wars" characters such as Rattrap and Optimal Optimus! Check out the video below:


10/15/14: Event: New York Comic-Con 2014 Coverage

In October 2014, the biggest pop culture convention came to New York City with a bang and BWTF was there to cover the event! Check out my report from the event including links to Twitter feeds from panels and photo galleries! (0 comments)

10/15/14: Toy News: Amazon Japan reveals Armor Knight Optimus Prime (AD31)!

It's been known for a while now that the Leader Class Optimus Prime figure from "Age of Extinction" would see a Japanese release. Now Amazon Japan has revealed photos of this figure. "Armor Knight" Optimus Prime features several new parts including an updated head, arms, chest, weapons and a "premium" deco. I think it looks amazing and can't wait to get it! (0 comments)

10/11/14: Conventions: BWTF at New York Comic-Con 2014!

This weekend BWTF visits New York Comic-Con 2014, New York City's largest pop culture convention! I already started posting photos on Thursday, so Like BWTF on Facebook to catch up on photos you've missed! Also follow me on Twitter for photos and live Tweets from the convention! Write ups will come in the next few days, so keep coming back to BWTF for more updates and Transformers reviews! (0 comments)

10/11/14: Toy Review: "Generations" Nightbeat

When there's a mystery and the Autobots need someone to figure it out, they turn to Nightbeat. This inquisitive Autobot thinks in ways other Autobots don't. They know that when he's on the case the mystery won't be unsolved for long! Today's review brings you a look at "Generations" Nightbeat! (0 comments)

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