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Rising up from the Gladitorial Pits, Megatron would battle his way up to becoming the leader of the Decepticons. Determined to rule the universe, this warrior knows no mercy or weakness! Check out my review and gallery of Voyager Class Megatron from "Siege".

IDW Publishing has provided Ben's World of Transformers with the official press release and full image featuring a cover from the upcoming Transformers/Ghostbusters mini-series! While this was posted the other day following io9's reveal, this is our first look at the full cover from the comic showing Ectotron and the Ghostbusters charging through the streets of New York City.

Egon Meets Energon in Transformers / Ghostbusters Comic Book Series from IDW Publishing

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The Transformers BotBots made a splash with fans late last year with the initial collection of 61 figures. In 2019 there will be over 100 of these little guys to run rampant around your collection shelves! Check out the official product descriptions and photos of these awesome little figures below:

Transformers BotBots Series 2 and 3 Collectible Blind Box Mystery Figure
(Ages 5 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/ Series 2 Available: 04/01/2019 – Series 3 Available: 08/01/2019)

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"Cyberverse" is an animated series and line of action figures aimed at younger Transformers fans graduating from the "Rescue Bots" level of toys. Inspired by G1 and other eras of Transformers lore, the "Cyberverse" reveals this year included some surprises such as Alpha Trion and a Scraplet! Check out the official product descriptions and images below:

Transformers Toys Cyberverse Tiny Turbo Changers Series 1 Blind Bag Action Figures
(Ages 5 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/ Available: 08/1/2019)
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Perhaps the most exciting reveals at Toy Fair 2019 were the "War for Cybertron: Siege" figures. Between long awaited figures like Omega Supreme and the new "Commander" Class Jetfire fans have a lot to look forward to! Check out the official stock photos provided by Hasbro along with the official product information below:

Transformers: Generations War for Cybertron: Siege Leader WFC-S40 Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime
(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/ Available: Jul 1, 2019)
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After some technical difficulties, the folks over at Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan have provided Ben's World of Transformers with stock photos of upcoming "Studio Series" releases for 2019. This year will feature an ecclectic mixture of characters including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, Hightower and more! Also check out the official product information from Hasbro below:

Transformers: Studio Series 45 Deluxe Class Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Drift
(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: Aug 1, 2019)
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News came flying out of this past weekend thanks to Toy Fair and the new listings at several retailers online. However it looks like one more bit of news squeaked by! Canadian retailer has posted a listing for a Voyager Class Apeface figure! (Read more...)

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A Brand New Saga kicks off this weekend and new base edit mode is arriving soon!

Ghost In The Machine

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

- A 4 Star Crystal!
- Up to 2,000 Premium Shards
- Up to 20,000 Spark
- Up to 10 Ghost Crystals each containing Spark, 3 Star or 4 Star shards!

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 22/02/2019 10:00 UTC
End Date: 25/02/2019 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: None (1)
Bonus Experience: Triple XP

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The "Transformers: TCG" launched last year and fans have latched on to this fun game filled with beautiful artwork. Coming in the next couple of months is the "Rise of the Combiners" expansion sets which will feature new characters including several Combiners!

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Via io9, we now have our first official look at IDW Publishing's upcoming Transformers and Ghostbusters crossover mini-series! This of course is partly to help launch the "Collaborative" series announced last week. From io9, here are the details on the series:

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The Transformers BotBots display in Hasbro's showroom at Toy Fair 2019 featured an incredible custom display that recreated the mall where the BotBots come to life! Check out my video where I take you through the various "shops" in the BotBots mall!

The first couple waves of "Cyberverse" figures debuted in late 2018 into early 2019 and featured several core characters in the show including (of course) Bumblebee, Windblade and Optimus Prime. However, 2019 will see an expansion of the characters in the toy line including Jetfire, Alpha Trion and even the Ark! The toy line will also feature a new play pattern, featuring vehicles included with figures that combine with them to form "armored up" versions of characters like Starscream and Optimus Prime!

The normal channels for obtaining official stock photos of Transformers products post-Fan Media Day are having some trouble right now, so thankfully the Official Transformers Facebook Page has posted more photos to enjoy! This time out the photos focus on upcoming figures from "War for Cybertron: Siege". These include a look at Omega Supreme, Jetfire, Mirage, Impactor and more! Some of the size class descriptions are off (Jetfire is a Commander Class) but the photos are great!

The "Studio Series" line of "Generations" figures continues in 2019 with a batch of new and ecclectic mixture of characters! These include Deluxe Class Drift with a helicopter alternate form as seen in "Age of Extinction", Decepticon Dropkick in his car form from "Bumblebee" and even the Constructicon Hightower with his vaguely insectoid robot mode. Perhaps the most exciting for me is "Dark of the Moon" Optimus Prime who comes with a trailer that can transform into both a jet pack and weapons platform as seein in the film! (Read more...)

Good morning (or afternoon, or evening depending on where you are) fellow fans! Yesterday was a very exciting day for Transformers fans with reveals that showed everything from the highly anticipated Omega Supreme and Jetfire figures to a new version of Sharkticon Gnaw that no one saw coming. Here's a quick round up of the news I have posted so far in case you missed anything:

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While other lines focus on paying homage to "Generation One" or introducing new characters not tied down to any continuity, "Studio Series" brings in characters from the live action films and places them under one banner.

Using relative scale from one figure to another and even the CAD models from Paramount in some cases, "Studio Series" continues with characters such as Optimus Prime from the "Bumblebee" Movie and an awesome Optimus Prime who comes with a trailer that can transform into the weapons platform seen in "Dark of the Moon"!

When Transformers fans want to take a few steps above "Generations" style figures, "Masterpiece" is their next step! In previous years, Masterpiece was largely relegated to a corner of a shelf in the Hasbro showroom, but this year Masterpiece was front and center with a prototype of the upcoming MP-44 Optimus Prime, a fully painted "Beast Wars" Megatron figure and more on display! This strong showing indicates a new era for the "Masterpiece" line that combines characters from G1, "Beast Wars" and the live action movies.

Special thanks to Steve K. for assistance with these photos.

Perhaps the segment of the Transformers toy line that excites long time fans the most is "Generations". The "War for Cybertron: Siege" line has helped reinvigorate the line in an interesting way and it was represented full force in Hasbro's Toy Fair 2019 showroom! This impressive display brought the Autobot and Decepticon "Cybertron City" displays from previous conventions and linked them together into an incredible battle scene. You can see my video of the display below:

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Yesterday Hasbro revealed its new "Generations Collaboration" line with Ectotron, a cross between the Ghostbusters and Transformers franchises. At today's Hasbro presentation, they noted that the pre-orders were sold out within hours on Hasbro Pulse! Don't worry, it's still up for preorder on Gamestop's web site. (Read more...)

One of the great parts about visiting the Hasbro showroom at Toy Fair is the chance to see figures in action that you won't own for months to come. This year there is a lot of excitement over "Siege" Jetfire and what the new (upgraded) "Commander" Class has to offer. Well wonder now more! Senior Design Manager John Warden takes us through all the major features of Jetfire including a couple that were not revealed previously! Check out my video below:

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