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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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7/22/14: Toy Review: "Movie Advanced" Protoform Optimus Prime

Throughout the universe Optimus Prime has fought to defend the innocent from the tyranny of Megatron and his followers. When Optimus receives a signal from the planet known as Earth, he races through the galaxy to come to the aide of his friend Bumblebee. Check out my review of "Movie Advanced" Protoform Optimus Prime! (0 comments)


7/22/14: Sponsor News BBTS: Marvel Kotobukiya, Iron Man, Batman, DC Collectibles, Pacific Rim, S.H. Figuarts & More!

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7/22/14: Toy News: Hasbro collaborating with 3-D Printing Company to create toys

Ever since 3-D printers began to become part of the mass market (to the point where you can buy one to have at home) collectors have speculated they will one day take a role in toy collecting. It seems that day is today. The New York Times reports that "Transformers" maker Hasbro has begun to collaborate with Shapeways to create figurines based on the "My Little Pony" brand of toys. According to the article:

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7/21/14: Toy Review: "Generations" Tankor

A hulking bundle of rage, frustration and destructive tendencies, the Vehicon General known as Tankor is the perfect instrument of destruction for Megatron's goals. As he leads his legions of Vehicon drones, few suspect that deep down inside is a sinister and brilliant mind. Check out my review of "Generations" Tankor! (0 comments)


7/20/14: Podcast: G.I. Joe & Transformers - what if?

Recently I was invited to join the awesome Craig Moore at the Repacked Podcast to discuss the hypothetical merging of G.I. Joe and Transformers properties into one universe (in entertainment and toy forms). Also on this podcast was the super cool Justin Bell of General Joes. Check out the full podcast here! (0 comments)


7/18/14: Toy Review: Botcon 2014 Exclusive Primal Prime

Created from a combination of Vok technology, discarded Cybertronian technology and Matrix energy the Transformer known as Primal Prime is essentially the "Living Matrix". While he has all the wisdom of the Primes, he also has doubts about his own abilities - but those won't stop him from protecting those he leads! Check out my review of Primal Prime! (0 comments)


7/15/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Voyager Class Autobot Hound

Autobot Hound has been around the battlefield more times than many of his fellow Autobots. When it comes to fighting an overwhelming battle he doesn't back down. With his personal arsenal of weaponry he can take down a dozen Decepticons all on his own while making wise cracks the whole time! Today's review brings you a look at Voyager Class Hound. (0 comments)


7/14/14: Affiliate News: Leader Class & Voyager Class Grimlocks on sale at Amazon.com!

If you've been waiting on purchasing Leader Class or Voyager Class Grimlock from "Age of Extinction", the time is now! Amazon.com has put both of these figures on sale, but there's no telling when these prices will change. Follow the links below to purchase these items and support BWTF!

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7/13/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" One Step Changer Dinobot Slash

Dinobots aren't generally known for their land speed, except for Dinobot Slash! This fierce warrior can appear on the battlefield and set upon his enemies before they can counter attack! Switching quickly to robot mode he uses his slashing claws to take his enemies down before moving on to his next target. Check out my review of "One Step Changer" Dinobot Slash! (0 comments)


7/12/14: Toy News: "Transformers Age of Extinction" Wal-Mart Exclusives

Hasbro and Hunter PR have provided Ben's World of Transformers with a pile of images from the upcoming set of Wal-Mart exclusive "Age of Extinction" figures. Most of these are redecos and include:

  • Bumblebee versus Stinger with Strafe (featuring Legion Class figures with a Deluxe Class Strafe)
  • Construct-Bot Bumblebee & Strafe versus Stinger
  • Bumblebee & Strafe (featuring a Beast Wars Terrorsaur redeco)
  • Optimus Prime & Grimlock (featuring a Legion Class Optimus with a redeco of Doomlock from "Cybertron")
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7/12/14: Toy News: "Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition" SDCC 2014 Exclusive Photos

TRANSFORMERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EDITION Action Figure Collection
(Ages: 8 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $184.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

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7/12/14: Toy News: "KRE-O Class of 1984" Images & Description

Among the exciting "Transformers" exclusive items at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be a 30 pack of KREONs based on the original Transformers" characters from 1984. Check out the images above and the official description below:

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KRE-O CLASS OF 1984 KREON 30-Pack
(Ages: 6 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

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7/12/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" One Step Changer Lockdown

Working with the covert organization Cemetary Wind, Lockdown has an agenda that goes far beyond eliminating Transformers from Earth. Little does anyone know, he has been sent by a mysterious race to capture Optimus Prime and nothing will stand in his way! Today's review brings you a look at One Step Changer Lockdown! (0 comments)


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