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Many Decepticons are obsessed with conquest, destroying Autobots or sometimes just their own self interests. Springload takes things to another level however. He is on the hunt for the mythical land of Doradus and no Autobot or Decepticon will stop him! Today I bring you a look at Legion Class Springload!

Dick Gautier, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in the third season of the original Transformers series has passed away at the age of 85.

Gautier passed away on Friday at an assisted living facility according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.

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After an initial announcement only a few days ago, the Hasbro Pulse site has been updated with new information about the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee figure! There are some exciting tid-bits about this figure including the use of die-cast metal! Note: this figure will be a Toys R Us exclusive much like other Masterpiece figures released in the last few years. (Read more...)

Dengeki Hobby Web has released an amazing set of photos showcasing the upcoming "Beast Wars II Super Robot Life Transformer Convoy The Crisis! It is a legendary commander "Convoy" version of Masterpiece Optimus Primal! This version brings the figure much more in line with his classic "Beast Wars" appearance. Here's how the release differs from the current release:

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Hound's out exploring and stumbles upon a race track, though it seems that something’s afoot as one of the cars bears a Decepticon badge… Drag Strip!

Race Day Mayhem

Challenged by Hound, Drag Strip forces him and his fellow Autobots into a deadly race, threatening to endanger nearby humans if they don’t partake.

Race for glory and exploit your opponents distraction to earn Alloy, Energon, Spark, 3-Star Shards and Mayhem Crystals!

Start Date: 13/01/2017 11:00 UTC
End Date: 16/01/2017 11:00 UTC

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From the Transformers Beast Wars series, Optimus Primal is getting his second release into the Masterpiece line, this time as a Supreme Commander! Like all Masterpiece figures, Optimus Primal features a high level of articulation and transforming ability. $119.99

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Space Ape has released two new images featuring upcoming characters for "Transformers Earth Wars". The two are Dragstrip and Hound! Both are based on their "Combiner Wars" models. No word yet on their abilities, but new news tends to come out on Wednesdays and Thursdays for this game so we should know soon!

On a never ending mission to defeat Autobots and "level up", Bisk seems to be playing a game only he is aware of. Between his hard shell and fast vehicle mode he is not easy to defeat, as Autobots have learned time and time again! Check out my review of Legion Class Bisk from "Robots in Disguise"!

Thanks to the kind folks at Rogers & Cowan BWTF presents the official product images and descriptions for Shadow Spark Optimus Prime and Masterpiece Bumblebee who were revealed yesterday at Hong Kong's Toy Fair!

Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Shadow Spark Optimus Prime
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $69.99/Available: April 2017)
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Last night HasbroToyShop put up a pile of new listsings (none of which are in stock as of this morning). Among them are some new "Rescue Bots" listings for "Flip Racers"! The four characters in this assortment are: Heatwave, Hoist, Medix and Optimus Prime.

Here is the official description of these figures:
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Toy Fair Hong Kong has kicked off and as part of that event Hasbro and Takara Tomy revealed two new figures: "The Last Knight" Optimus Prime and a special Masterpiece edition of Movie 2007 Bumblebee!

Thanks to The Toy Zone D (via DaimChocReports) we have video of the event. Here are some details:

Shadow Spark Optimus Prime

  • Leader Class "Premiere" edition
  • "Premiere" refers to a movie accurate line
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A couple weeks ago fans playing the mobile "Transformers Earth Wars" game were presented with the opportunity to add the Autobot to their roster of warriors. Now that Star Saber has landed in the game, he is adjusting to his new environment with the help of Jazz and Prowl. Check out the fun story screen captures below!

It's 2017 and this summer the Transformers will be taking to the big screen once again! Following last year's trailer reveal there are now two television spots getting the word out there about "The Last Knight". Both of these feature footage we have seen already but they focus more on some of the themes. The first focuses on Optimus Prime's (seeming) turn as an antagonist. The second focuses on what seems to be Cybertron coming directly into Earth's orbit. Check out both TV spots in the embeds below.

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Join the battle to protect the galaxy with the Marvel Legends Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 02 series! This set features a mix of the GOTG Vol. 02 movie and comics. Collect all seven and you can create the build-a-figure Titus!

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"Titans Return" is forging ahead, selling out wave after wave of figures and tempting fans with news of upcoming releases. As part of its marketing for the line Hasbro has released a new commercial "More than Meets the Eye" which features Voyager Class Optimus Prime fighting Megatron (with the help of Sawback!). This commercial doesn't just feature toys, it also has some CG animation reminiscent of the G2 commercial animation (but better of course). Check it out below:

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When Strongarm needs help to tackle the Decepticons she turns to the Mini-Con Sawtooth who can help power her up to incredible levels. Along with his special armor these two make an unbeatable team! Check out my review of the Battle Pack featuring Strongarm and Sawtooth!

Direct from Simon Furman's Facebook page is a preview image from the "Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection" comic book. This page is a color version of a page that was originally printed in black and white in the UK. Check out the scribe's own words on the topic:

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Some time ago it was announced that Takara Tomy was working on a sub-line of Transformers figures focused on redecos of pre-existing live action Movie figures. Here is a rundown using Google Translate on Takara Tomy's official site. When you see the word "luxury" it is likely the site actually means "premium":

MB-01 Optimus Prime (4,500 Yen/$39 USD, Release date: February , 2017)
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Space Ape has announced its next event! This weekend will be a solo event focused on individuals gathering resources from Sparks to Energon to Crystal Shards. Fans should use this as a chance to bolster their forces and upgrade their warriors before the next big Alliance Event! Here's the official announcement:

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The events in the Arctic served as a distraction for both sides, but the conflict is about to heat up once again. Collect valuable resources in this weekend’s event!

The Big Thaw! Event

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Recently Hachette began releasing a series of Generation One collected editions curated by Simon Furman himself! In celebration of this release, Orbital Comics will be holding a signing on Saturday, January 14th which will include guests Simon Furman, Geoff Senior, Lee Sullivan, Jeff Anderson, John-Paul Bove and Stephen Baskerville! That makes quite a roster for any fan of G1 comic books. (Read more...)

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