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In G1, Powerdashers were a trio of mail-order Transformers action figures. Now they have received updates as part of "Generations: Selects"! Take a look at my review and gallery of the first of the new Powerdashers: Zetar.

Transformers: Earth Wars is a mobile game where players gather teams of Autobots or Decepticons to attack an enemy base. Part of the fun is building up a base that will make it as difficult as possible for enemies to destroy your Main Tower. The other element is mixing and matching your characters and their abilities to take down your enemy's base. Even better? The storylines are written by long time Transformers writer Simon Furman! As with most "free to play" mobile games, there are microtransactions involved in the game. (Read more...)

In September 2019, IDW Publishing launched its new Transformers: Galaxies series of comic books. This series runs alongside the recently relaunched Transformers title with stories focusing on specific characters instead of a larger scale storyline. At New York Comic-Con 2019, IDW Publishing revealed some of their upcoming plans for this title. Check out the information from their official press release below:

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Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore is currently taking pre-orders for the upcoming Flame Toys Transformers Furai Devastator model kit! This dynamic design recalls the work of Studio Ox from Generation One which featured designs that included severa angles and exaggerated proportions. Here is the official product information from BBTS:

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The end of Summer 2019 brought a whole new wave of "Cyberverse" toys onto shelves. These included a 1-Step version of Shockwave! Check out my review and gallery of this new iteration of the logical but deadly Decepticon.

When Titan Class Trypticon was released, he did not include Brunt. Now thanks to "Siege" you can add Brunt to your collection and "complete" your Trypticon set! Check out my review and gallery of this cool figure.

Crosshairs is in charge of the amazing arsenal the Autobots use to battle the Decepticons. He is meticulous and very careful, to the point where he is hesitant to fire his weapon unless he knows he will hit his target! Check out my advance review and gallery of Siege Crosshairs.

Continuing my reviews of the figures provided by Hasbro at their unboxing event during New York Comic-Con 2019, check out my review and gallery of Singe, one of Spinister's Targetmaster partners!

UK retailer In Demand Toys has posted two new photos featuring the upcoming Earthrise Grapple and Starscream in package! Both of these figures are due out next year, but you can check out their official product descriptions and images below!

*Images are from the In Demand Toys Facebook page.

Thanks to Hasbro, I was able to hold on to a sample of "Siege" Spinister after last week's unboxing event. Check out my review and gallery of this fantastic figure coming later this year!

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SUPER XP event this weekend! And don’t forget to claim the Autumn Gift!

Barren Lands

Gather your Alliance members and take part in this weekend's event to win:

- Up to 600 5-Star Shards
- Up to 120 Warfare Crystals each containing 5, 4 or 3-Star Shards!
- Up to 90,000 Spark
- Up to 3,000 Premium Shards
- And SUPER XP per Battle

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 11/10/19 10:00 UTC
End Date: 14/10/19 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: 60
Bonus Experience: SUPER XP!

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The Autobot known as Rung is a mysterious figure. It may seem like he just performs psych evaluations and builds model ships, but there is definitely more to this Autobot than meets the eye! Courtesy of Hasbro, check out my review and gallery of Battle Master Rung!

"Studio Series" Dropkick is probably one of the least screen-accurate figures in the line, but that doesn't mean he's not a fun toy. Check out my review and gallery of "Studio Series" Dropkick!

During New York Comic-Con 2019 Hasbro held an unboxing event for the last wave of Siege figures! Check out my brief thoughts on the figures at the event along with a gallery of images.

Started late this summer, the Unicron HasLab Crowdfunding Project seemed like an impossible dream that Transformers fans have wanted for decades. Even as Hasbro added extra items as incentives, the numbers only crept up slowly, causing many fans to doubt this project would be funded. (Read more...)

One of the surprise reveals from yesterday's Hasbro event during New York Comic-Con 2019 was a new class of figures coming to Cyberverse, the Deluxe Class! Like their Generations cousins, these figures will feature more animation accurate designs and traditional articulation, weapons and Blast Effects! Check out the official product information and renders below:

Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Optimus Prime
(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 1/1/2020)
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The Expanse is a science fiction show set in the future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. It is based on a series of novels under the same title. Unlike more optimistic shows like Star Trek, The Expanse acknowledges humanity's strengths and weaknesses as the crew of a ship named The Rocinante navigates not only space but the intense politics between different worlds and government factions. The show has been called Game of Thrones in Space and from a complexity standpoint the description is apt. (Read more...)

As a follow up to yesterday's Hasbro "Earthrise" reveal event, they have sent along official renders and product information for the figures that were in Hasbro's awesome display. Check out the info and renders below:

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Battle Masters WFC-E1 Soundbarrier
(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $5.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)
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Sponsor and Affiliate News: "Earthrise" Figures Up for Pre-Order on Amazon, BigBadToyStore and Entertainment Earth

After today's "Earthrise" reveals some fans may be eager to secure pre-orders on these figures before they sell out! I've listed out the pre-orders for the "Earthrise" figures via BWTF's sponsor BigBadToyStore and Affiliate Sites Amazon and Entertainment Earth! Remember, purchasing via the links below helps to support BWTF.

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One of the issues fans have had with Cyberverse is its reliance on gimmicks and design sacrifices made to simplify the toys. Even the "Warrior Class" only partly recalls the days when "Warrior Class" meant "Deluxe Class but in a kid focused line". Hasbro has heard the call and in 2020 they will be introducing a new Class of figures to Cyberverse, the Deluxe Class!

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