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Bumblebee loves updating his car mode and sometimes he likes to add on some fun parts to offer him extra speed and power! Check out my advance review of the "Studio Series" customizable Bumblebee with Charlie Figure set!


The "Vintage G1" Transformers reissues are starting to flow into more and more Walmart stores. With them has come a wave of nostalgia, but also questions about their pricing. BWTF addresses this issue in today's article: Vintage G1 Transformers Reissues & Pricing.


Long before Sam Witwicky would befriend him, Bumblebee took on the alternate form of a Volkswagon Beetle to disguise himself from humans and Decepticons alike! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Speed Series" Bumblebee.


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MARVEL ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CABLE
The One:12 Collective Cable figure features a light-up function that illuminates his chest armor and techno-organic eye in both of his head sculpts. The telekinetic mutant features a newly sculpted cybernetic arm and is outfitted in a sleeveless shirt with chest armor, duty belt with gun holster, and a leg holster with knife sheath. Cable comes complete with a devastating arsenal of advanced weaponry. $100.00
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PUMA and Hasbro have teamed up to create exciting Transformers themed footwear! PUMA will combine the Transformers theme with its RS-X shoe, which is based on the iconic 1980s Running System (RS) line. For PUMA and Hasbro, the launch of this collaboration comes ahead of an important date for Transformers fans: the release of the BUMBLEBEE movie which hits theaters this December.

The PUMA x TRANSFORMERS range will be sold exclusively at Foot Locker stores. More details will be revealed over the coming weeks. See below for more details.

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

New power cores, the next 5* bot poll result, and some balancing updates!

Rogue Wars

Take part in this weekend's event to win:
- Bronze and Silver Enhanced Ordnance Power Core
- A Gold Power Core Chip
- Up to 3,400,000 Energon and 20,000 Spark
- Up to 2,000 Premium Shards, 1,400 3 Stars Shards and 600 4 Star Shards
- And Bonus XP per Battle

Want more? Go for the extra mile and unlock Final Thrust Crystals from the harder Tiers, each one containing up to 100,000 Spark or Power Core Chips!

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After the previous news about "Legends" Big Powered, Takara Tomy has posted its official Takara Tomy Mall listing for Big Powered. The listing includes additional images (most notably the Headmasters for each figure!). They have also provided additional text about the figures including updated pricing (pasted below, translated via Google and some spelling corrected by BWTF).

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When Generation One was nearing its end, Japan released a set of Cybertrons (aka Autobots) who could each become a robot, vehicle and base before they all combined into the giant "Big Powered" base! Now these classic Japanese characters are being brought into the 21st Century thanks to Takara Tomy. Today Takara Tomy listed a new version of "Big Powered" on their web site along with stock photos! (Read more...)


Less than a week after new reveals at New York Comic-Con 2018 by Hasbro, Takara Tomy has posted several new entries on their web site for "Siege" figures including some of the Decepticons revealed this past week! Check out the listing translations (via Google Translate), suggested retail prices and photos.

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As a follow up to Tuesday's news that Toys 'R' Us was preparing to return in some way, more news has popped up. First there is an official press release by Toys 'R' Us announcing that Toys 'R' Us related assets are being acquired by a group of investors "...led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders.". The press release goes on to say:

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On October 4, 2018 Hasbro held its press event during New York Comic-Con giving fans a long awaited look at the "Siege" Decepticons! Check out my report and photos from this event for my first hand thoughts and some tid bits from the Hasbro team itself!


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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE HE-MAN 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
He-Man, the first in the Masters of the Universe 1/6 scale figure line by Mondo, features over 30 points of articulation and a fabric costume elements with lots of accessories. By the Power of Grayskull, you too can have the Power! $159.99
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HALLOWEEN BISHOUJO MICHAEL MYERS
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Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with stock images of the "Power Series" figures revealed at New York Comic-Con 2018 from the "Bumblebee" live action movie. As a bonus, I have also included shots I took at Hasbro's press room! The first wave of these figures have already hit stores. The "Power Series" figures are designed to interact with "Energon Igniter Core" accessories included with the "Energon Igniter Power Plus" series and larger "Nitro" series figures. In general this "Energon Igniter Core" reveals new weaponry and helps move the vehicle along using a small motor.

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Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with stock images of the "Cyberverse" figures revealed at New York Comic-Con 2018. However no official press release or product descriptions were provided so here is a rundown of the classes shown during Hasbro's press event on Thursday, October 4th.

Scout Class
Two Scout Class figures were shown: Autobot Ratchet and Shadow Striker. The Scout Class will continue with the play pattern of a robot that "half transforms" into what is essentially a vehicle with a robot sticking out of it.

One Step Changers
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Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with official stock photos of the products revealed today at New York Comic-Con 2018! Check out the official product descriptions and images in this post:

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New York Comic-Con is upon us and with it a new Transformers Studio Series exclusive for pre-order! This time out it is Drift as he appeared in "The Last Knight" with the adorable "Baby Dinobots" 'Tops, Pterry and Sharp-T! Check out the official description below:

Free Exclusive Hasbro Gift with Purchase! One per order, while Supplies Last.

  • Exclusive Transformers Studio Series figure pack!
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Every year thousands of fans gather in New York City for one of the biggest and geekiest events in town : New York Comic-Con! This year Ben's world of Transformers returns to NYCC to provide coverage of the convention including Hasbro's press event, panels and more! On Thursday I will be attending Hasbro's press event and the She-Ra panel at 3PM ET. Be sure to follow BWTF on Facebook and Twitter to follow my coverage from Thursday to Sunday!


Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

A Triple XP event with an Old Guard Crystal that grants a 4-Star bot selected from the most veteran Earth Wars warriors. With no duplicates! And the sneak preview of 2 new bots!

Days of Old

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

- An Old Guard Crystal that grants a 4-Star bot selected from the most veteran Earth Wars warriors. With no duplicates!
- Up to 30,000 Spark
- Up to 2,000 Premium Shards and 1,500 3-Stars Shards
- Lots of Sharkticon Battle Boosters!

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FAO Schwarz is one of the oldest toy stores still in operation. However, far from its grand days with a giant store in New York City's famous Fifth Avenue shopping district (and appearance in the 1988 hit movie "Big") the store's profile in New York City shrunk down to a small corner of Bergdorf Goodman in 2017 after its store on Fifth Avenue closed (it is now an Apple Store).

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Earlier this year toy collectors had to say goodbye to Toys 'R' Us stores in the United States, with the former Toys 'R' Us locations becoming other stores or sitting empty to this day. It seemed that the age of Geoffrey greeting you as you looked for a toy was over - or is it?

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