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7/31/14: Toy News: "Age of Extinction" Breakout Battle & Autobots United exclusive set photos

While they were announced back at Botcon in June, it has taken the resourceful folks at the Transformers Colombia Facebook page to present us with official photos of the upcoming "Breakout Battle" and "Autobots United" sets. "Breakout Battle" features Optimus Prime in his "rusty" form with Rollbar and a Vehicon. "Autobots United" features Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Drift and Hound with new decos.

Special thanks to Felipe León Nájera for the heads up on these photos!; (0 comments)


7/31/14: Toy News: "Age of Extinction" Optimus Prime with Trailer official photos

Revealed only hours ago, we now have official photos of the "First Edition" Optimus Prime (previously an Amazon.com exclusive) with trailer. Also included is a G1 themed Sideswipe from "Revenge of the Fallen"! The trailer looks like the Masterpiece trailer repurposed for inclusion in this set. These images are courtesy of the Transformers Colombia Facebook page.

Special thanks to Felipe León Nájera for the heads up on these photos! (0 comments)


7/31/14: Toy News: "Generations" Chromia official images!

Thanks to the folks over at the Transformers Colombia Facebook page we now have official photos of the upcoming "Generations" Chromia! Chromia is a significant retool of the "Transformers Prime" Arcee sculpt and represents the character as she appears in the current IDW Publishing comic books.

Special thanks to Felipe León Nájera for the heads up on these photos! (0 comments)


7/31/14: Sponsor News BBTS - New "Age of Extinction" Exclusives Announced!

BWTF Sponsor Bigbadtoystore has announced several shared exclusives with prices and shipping dates to be announced. The exclusives include:

Dinobot 5 Pack
Featuring Grimlock, Slug, Strafe, Scorn and Slog, this features the Dinobots in silver based decos that are more accurate to the way the Dinobots were seen on screen!

First Edition Optimus Prime with Trailer
A redeco of the Amazon exclusive "First Edition" Optimus Prime with a trailer and a redeco of "Dark of the Moon" Sideswipe.

Autobot 5 Pack
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7/31/14: Toy News: The Transformers Collector's Club announces it's 2015 freebie...

The Transformers Collector's Club has announced the free 2015 subscription figure: Lioconvoy! Presumably this is LioConvoy in his "pre-beast" form and is a redeco of the Orion Pax figure from "Generations". Tweet embedded below:


7/31/14: Toy Review: "Movie Advanced" Dispensor

Brought to life by the power of the Allspark, Dispensor is confused but only knows one thing: he has an urge to destroy! When the Decepticons give him the opportunity, he is more than happy to join them. Check out my review of Dispensor! (0 comments)


7/30/14: Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, GI Joe, The Hobbit, Iron Man, Star Wars, Gremlins, & More!

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TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC MEGAZARAK FIGURE
The first of two 22.8" tall non-transforming figures is Megazarak, also known as Scorponok. He is done in green, purple and orange and comes with a gun and a shield. He is listed at $569.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11790&mode=re...

TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC BLACK ZARAK FIGURE
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7/30/14: Game News: "Transformers Legends" announces "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court" Campaign

Having retreated to a cave in search of an energy boost, the Autobots and Decepticons find that they’ve been transported back in time to the 6th
century. With both sides reduced to medieval warfare, who will win the day? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: Legends – “A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court” (0 comments)


7/30/14: Toy News: Upcoming "Rescue Bots" mini-figures

Thanks to the awesome Transformers Colombia Facebook page we now have photos of several upcoming toys from the "Rescue Bots" toy line. These photos feature the small sized Rescue Bots figures with new vehicle modes for Chase and Boulder!

Credit to Felipe León Nájera for giving me the heads up on these images! (0 comments)


7/30/14: Toy News: Upcoming "Angry Birds Transformers" Telepods photos

Thanks to the awesome Transformers Colombia Facebook page we now have photos of several toys from the "Angry Birds Transformers" toy line. These include transforming mini-figures much in the spirit of the "Bot Shots" toys. There are playsets too including a racetrack!

A lot of the design influences include Optimus Prime, Soundwave, "Age of Extinction" Galvatron, Bumblebee, Ultra Magnus and more!

Credit to Felipe León Nájera for giving me the heads up on these images! (0 comments)


7/30/14: Toy News: New "Age of Extinction" One Step Changer photos

Thanks to the awesome Transformers Colombia Facebook page we now have photos of three upcoming "One Step Changers" from the "Age of Extinction" toy line. The figures include Megatron, Rollbar, Strafe and a G1 styled Prowl!

Credit to Felipe León Nájera for giving me the heads up on these images! (0 comments)


7/28/14: Toy News: Amazon Japan Reveals Megazarak & Black Zarak figures!

Previously seen at Japan's Wonderfest, Amazon Japan has now posted official entries for Sentinel's Megazarak (aka Scorponok) and Black Zarak figures. (0 comments/Read more...)


7/26/14: Toy News: Amazon Exclusive G1 Colored Slog up for pre-order!

On the heels of the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 announcement about Slog being released in Generation One colors, Amazon.com has put up their pre-order for this awesome looking figure. (0 comments/Read more...)


7/24/14: Article: Collection Management Part 1: The Basics

Collecting figures can become a part time job once you get really serious. This is the first in a series of articles where I talk about the products and ways that I manage my collection. Check out my first article in what I plan to make a series. Enjoy! (0 comments)


7/24/14: Toy News: Official photos of newly revealed figures from SDCC 2014

Hasbro has provided BWTF with official photos of the new products revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out my album on Facebook for more pictures! (0 comments)


7/24/14: Toy News: "Generations" Superion and Menasor revealed at SDCC!

Thanks to my awesome friend Emerald, we have some pics of the newly revealed "Generations" Menasor and Superion from the Hasbro breakfast at San Diego Comic-Con! According to early reports, these new combiners will feature four Deluxe Scale limbs, a Voyager Class body and a Legends Class weapon! I hope to post more pictures later today but man I'm excited! (0 comments)


7/24/14: Game News: Angry Birds Transformers trailer debuts!

News is beginning to come out of San Diego Comic-Con. Among the more fun items coming out is the trailer for "Angry Birds Transformers", check it out below!

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7/23/14: Press Release: Hasbro teams up with Nuclear Blast, ESP and Kirk Hammett to continue the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration

Hasbro is excited to continue its celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS brand at Comic-Con International in San Diego with fans from around the world!

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7/23/14: SDCC News: Hasbro's Official San Diego Comic-Con Press Release

HASBRO RETURNS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, SHOWCASING TOP ENTERTAINMENT BRANDS

From TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and A Galaxy Far, Far Away to a Place Where Friendship is Magic, Fans Can Enjoy Their Favorite Pop Culture Brands All in One Place at San Diego Comic-Con.

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7/23/14: Toy News: Hot Toys announces Optimus Prime "Starscream Version" figure

Hot Toys is well known among collectors for creating high end figures based on licensed characters. Now Transformers have joined their vast catalog. On the Hot Toys Facebook an album has been posted featuring a description and photos of this new figure. In part the description reads:

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