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From the imagination of fellow fan Trent Troop comes Prize Inside! This unique Shapeways shop offers everything from weapons for your Transformers figures, Battle Beast inspired characters, replacement Titan Master face plates and more! I was lucky enough to check out some of these products. Check out my write up of Prize Inside!.

Kabam has provided Ben's World of Transformers with exciting new images and video focusing on the unpredictable Seeker, Ramjet! Check out the developer Q & A, images and video below.

Seeking Answers About Ramjet
Derek Uses His Head When Animating Ramjet
Cuz: As much as I want to use a Dad joke about Ramjet using his head, I actually am pretty stoked on how he uses his chest in his Special One. Those pectorals rockets are rad. Tell us about your favorite animations for Ramjet.

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McDonalds has posted the next Happy Meal promotion on its web site and it features Transformers! When the current Ninjago promotion ends, "Robots in Disguise" will take over featuring an interesting combination of face masks for kids and four non-transforming figures: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Strongarm.


From the PlayStation action RPG Bloodborne comes a figma of the Hunter! The smooth yet posable figma joints allow you to display the Hunter on his stand in any pose. A flexible plastic is used in specific areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability. Both the Saw Cleaver and Hunter Blunderbuss are included as weapons for him to wield. $89.99

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The beasts are coming to "Earth Wars"! Soon the Predacon giant Predaking and the Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus will arrive! Space Ape's Product Owner Chris White and Game Designer Adam Kramarzewski have gotten together to discuss the creation of these Combiners in the game. Check out the awesome video below.

LAIKA Studios has posted an image of their President and CEO Travis Knight with a vehicle from the set of the "Bumblebee" movie! Knight is the director of the film and the Tweet (embedded below) promises more updates soon. The vehicle appears to be a heavily modified 1971 Plymouth Road Runner mostly going by the distinct shape of the front end and the way the cabin section curves down (but I'm no car expert). However the other interesting detail to note is the symbol on the hood: a Decepticon symbol! (Read more...)

Autobot Hound is rough and tough with an arsenal that would make most Decepticons jealous. However he also believes in Optimus Prime's ideals and will fight to his last bit of Energon to defend anyone the Decepticons seek to oppress! Check out my review of Voyager Class Hound from "The Last Knight"!

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Discover the storyline that will introduce the newest Combiners and play with the brand new Volcanicus and Predaking. Reap the whirlwind!

Stolen Secrets

Grimlock has decided to unite the Dinobots into a Combiner! The Dinobots don't know this yet…but 5 heads are better than 1, right?

With the technology brought from Quintessa, it's possible, but Grimlock is not the only one stubborn enough to use this dangerous technology!

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Over the last year, concept art from "Transformers: The Last Knight" has found its way online on a pretty regular basis (including an Optimus Primal that never happened). Now with the home release of the film SyFy Wire has posted more concept art in celebration of this event! I have mirrored three of the images here which include an awesome looking Samurai Knight Transformers concept. (Read more...)

"Transformers: The Last Knight" is currently out in Digital and will be coming out on Blu-Ray, DVD and 4K next week. As part of this release, Collider has interviewed two of the film's stars: Peter Cullen and Frank Welker who played Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively. (Read more...)

HasCon 2017 has been over for well over a week now, but that does not mean BWTF's coverage of the event is over! At the Transformers display area, there was a wide variety of props from the live action films including weapons, "Top Secret" files, a "corpse" and even license plates from vehicles in the film. Check out my gallery of the props shown at HasCon!

According to several news venues including Bloomberg, Toys R Us may soon be filing for bankruptcy. According to Bloomberg:

"Filing for bankruptcy would allow Toys “R” Us to restructure $400 million in debt that comes due next year, potentially letting the chain rebuild as a leaner organization."

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At HasCon 2017 VIP attendees were given a gift bag with various items including a cap, keychain and HasCon 2017 exclusive comic book reprinting several issues from both Marvel and IDW Publishing. Perhaps the coolest exclusive item was a special postcard signed by Peter Cullen and Frank Welker! This featured original artwork and it was a treat to get such a special item.

While other Autobots rely on firepower to take out Decepticons, Drift is a master swordsman who slices his enemies to pieces on the battlefield! Check out my "catch up" review of Power Attacker Drift from "Age of Extinction".

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest is a convention dedicated to scifi and comic book based shows like "Arrow" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". BWTF stopped by this convention on Saturday to check it out and meet some special guests! Check out my review of the event here!

During HasCon 2017, VIP fans were allowed to spend time inside a specially designated "VIP lounge". In this area VIP fans could interact with guests including members of the Hasbro Transformers team. I was fortunate enough to be at the VIP lounge when John Warden from the Transformers team revealed the combined grey model for Volcanicus! I put these photos up on social media previously but they are now on BWTF for all to see. Some fun facts:

  • Volcanicus' head sculpt is a callback to the head of Mega Dinobot, the Energon combiner formed from Grimlock and Swoop.
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Prime 1 Studios has posted new images of their upcoming "Beast Wars" Megatron statue. This amazing piece will also come in a limited run with an alternate head. I have mirrored some of the photos below. Check out Prime 1 Studios' album on Facebook. The official description and write up from Prime 1 is below:

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To her friends she is loyal and kind. To her enemies she is lethal and merciless! Fast, powerful and well armed, Arcee is a powerful force on the battlefield. When combined with Titan Master Leinad, she is given extra healing capabilities, making her even more unstoppable! Check out my review of the HasCon 2017 early release exclusive "Generations" Titans Return Arcee with Leinad and Ultra Magnus!


From the massively popular Bioshock video game is a fully posable 12.5 inch figure of Big Daddy himself and a 5.5-inch Little Sister! Big Daddy is highly detailed and features weathering effects and his arms and legs with fabric material for added realism. Big Daddy would not be complete without his Little Sister companion! She’s dressed in a finely tailored fabric costume and comes with her harvesting tool and alternate hands. $269.99
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Hasbro has provided BWTF with full images of some of the artwork fans can expect from the "Power of the Primes" packaging. This is special as fans do not often get a fully composed package art image and as fans know, the boxes themselves generally only show a small portion of the art. This art features Orion Pax, Optimus Prime and the Dinobots set against very scifi and energetic backgrounds. Enjoy!

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