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"Transformers" producer and director Michael Bay has posted an update on Facebook that confirms the return of Autobot Drift in "The Last Knight"! Bay posted a photo of a black and red Mercedes Benz GT-R AMG, Drift's new form. The post is embedded below.

What do you think? Are you happy to see the Autobot Samurai return? Chat about it on Facebook!

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SPAWN: REBIRTH 7” SPAWN FIGURE
Al Simmons, once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Now as Spawn, he must choose between his life on Earth and his throne in Hell! This 7” figure by McFarlane Toys displays the 3D rendering of the comic book character, and comes with a base, assault rifle, pistol, and contains multiple points of articulation—perfect for display. $17.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF14408&mode=re...

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Pyra Magna is a tough and serious commander. She is dedicated to the Mistress of the Flame and leads the Torchbearers as a warrior and teacher. This morning's review takes a look at Pyra Magna!


Thanks to the folks at Space Ape I had the chance to interview Chris White, lead designer of the recently released "Earth Wars" mobile game. This game pits teams of Autobots versus Decepticons as you build up your base, team and resources to win against your enemies! You can check out my interview here.


Takara Tomy Mall has posted the latest "Unite Warriors" comic featuring Lynx Master! The comic features the Autobots that make up Lynx Master and it appears Vector Sigma is responsible for their ability to combine! Also featured are the Decepticons that make up Grand Galvatron and a special appearance by Knock Out! Check out the comic here.


As promised, the Official Transformers Facebook page has posted the first of several "Combiner Wars" previews. This short features Optimus Prime on Cybertron in a dark mood. When Megatron shows up, the two age old enemies fight once again! Embedding has been disabled so follow this link to see the video!

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Will Arcee escape the Decepticons devious plans or will the cunning Nightbird catch her prey? Win Decoy Crystals from this week’s event, Decoy Dash, for a chance to get Arcee or Nightbird, Crystal Shards, or other bots!

Decoy Dash Event
Arcee has been dispatched on a mission by Optimus Prime but ran into trouble when Nightbird caught up to her. The two have been crossing paths routinely as Nightbird tries to put an end to Arcee's do-good acts.

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Jumpstream is loyal to her fellow Torchbearers and would give her life for the Autobot cause. To keep her from meeting that end too quickly Pyra Magna has been training Jumpstream to become a powerful hand-to-hand combatant! Today's review gives you a look at Jumpstream!


When it was announced that Josh Duhamel was returning as Lennox for "The Last Knight", many fans wondered "What about Epps?!" After all, the character was basically Lennox's right hand man surviving through three of the "Transformers" movies before vanishing. Now thanks to the man himself we have confirmation that Tyrese is returning! Check out the video from Instagram below.

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This summer TF Expo will take place on August 5-6th in Wichita, KS. This Transformers themed convention will feature two different types of custom items. Check out the photos attached and descriptions below. Then head over to TF Expo's site for more details and to register!.

"The TFExpo Custom Workshop is back in 2016 with another original character: Dronicon!
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Rust Dust is impulsive and doesn't often give much thought to her actions. Surprisingly this has proven to be an advantage more often than not, making her invaluable to the Torchbearers team. Today's review looks at Rust Dust!


With the coming wave of Japanese exclusive Transformers releases on the way, TF Yuki has posted a new photo featuring the "Unite Warriors" versions of Bruticus and Computron. Both are featured in front of their respective boxes. Check out the eye candy in the embed below!

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Amazon.com has posted its listing for the 30th Anniversary edition of "Transformers: The Movie" on DVD and Blu-Ray! This edition is the first Blu-Ray release in the United States featuring all new cover art. (Read more...)


Dust Up doesn't know how to do something halfway. Instead once she puts her mind to something she's all in until the end! Today's review looks at the Torchbearer Dust Up!


Adweek has posted an article discussions social-media and "Combiner Wars". Specifically the article talks about the way in which social-media allows companies to see opportunities such as taking advantage of nostalgia. "Combiner Wars" is cited as an example of a project that is, in part, bolstered by the presence of an online fandom who grew up with the grand. From the article:

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Nick from Space Ape has posted a new protip for "Transformers Earth Wars"! This focuses on using scout class Transformers to attack defenses, with a focus on Bumblebee and his special abilities. Check it out!


Thanks to Amazon Japan, we now have large and clear color photos of the upcoming "Legends" release of Fortress Maximus! "Legends" is the Japanese equivalent of "Generations" and often features figures released in "Generations" but with more deco. (Read more...)


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NEW DIAMOND ITEMS
Eighteen new items are up for pre-order. Diamond Select waves 2 and 3 of The Muppets include Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Miss Piggy, and many more of your favorite beloved characters! Dr. Strange also makes an appearance as a Marvel Gallery Statue just as Harley Quinn joins DC’s Batman The Animated Series Gallery Statue line. New Marvel and Muppets Minimates are also available! Don’t miss out on these Diamond brand items!
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MARVEL VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI FIGURES
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Thanks to the folks at Rogers and Cowan we now have the official press release for "Combiner Wars" along with higher res images!


HASBRO STUDIOS AND MACHINIMA PREVIEW “TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS” DURING CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL

Panel featuring Hasbro Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis and Machinima Chief Executive Officer Chad Gutstein unveiled first-look images and plot details from the forthcoming digital series

Included among the reveals will be the announcement of a TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS Prelude Series launching on June 28

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Fans have been hearing about the Machinima exclusive "Combiner Wars" series for quite some time now, but now thanks to Entertainment Weekly we finally have our first look at the upcoming animated show! The images have a beautiful modern style and feature characters like Windblade and Menasor. "Combiner Wars" will debut on Go90 on August 2, 2016.

*All images are mirrored from Entertainment Weekly's article.


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