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In recent years Hallmark has been releasing special Keepsake Ornaments each year. These have been based on the original action figures from the 80's. In previous years they released the likes of Optimus Prime and Megatron. Now we know the ornament for 2018: Starscream! The Ornament will retail for $15.99. Here is the official product description from Hallmark's web site.

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In 2005 I had the privilege of helping Fun Publications plan out its first set of Botcon exclusives. Among the characters was a new Decepticon named Flamewar who has gone on to have two more toys made of her. As a special treat I have updated my Flamewar review with new photos including a couple featuring the test shot of Flamewar from the factory!

Megatron sees tyranny as the key to a peaceful universe. To that end he will destroy anyone in the way of his goal of universal domination! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Authentics" Megatron.

Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade’s homeworld—but that’s just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)... and it’s starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Victorion and Menasor are on the way to you this week!
Do you have all the bots to assemble them and unleash their powers?

Call to Victory

The crusade to find and get the Prime Cores has posed great risks to the Autobots.

In order to give them a tactical advantage on the battlefield, Rodimus Prime intends to use the Enigma of Combination to create the ultimate defensive power.

But his mind isn’t the only one contemplating the power of the combiners...

Event type: Individual Totaliser
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Loyal and fierce in combat, Thundercracker is often considered Starscream's second in command of the Seekers. As the humans and Autobots battle the Decepticon forces on the ground, Thundercracker attacks from the skies! Today my review covers the final Toys 'R' Us United States exclusive figure: Thundercracker!

Facebook group Transformers Never Die has posted what appear to be stock images of the upcoming "Power of the Primes" Nemesis Prime figure! This figure was seemingly revealed by Hasbro Russia earlier this month. (Read more...)

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is the next installment in the long running "Jurassic Park" series of movies based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same name. The film is set for release on June 22, 2018 and pre-orders for the toys from the film have gone up on BWTF affiliate Entertainment Earth! Toys range from humans to vehicles to dinosaurs, all to recreate the action of the film. Follow the links below to pre-order your figures and support BWTF!

Toys Shipping in April

Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - that is the belief Optimus Prime holds dear and he will defend those rights against all who would try to take them away! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Authentics" Optimus Prime.

With his two halves permanently fused, Battletrap now finds himself more powerful both physically and mentally which spells big trouble for anyone who gets in his way! Today I take a look back at Botcon 2015 Battletrap, check out my review and gallery of this cool figure!

Legends tell of a mighty team of Autobots led by a ferocious leader named Grimlock. In Optimus Prime's desperate hour he calls upon these legends to help him defeat Galvatron and his forces of evil! Today I bring you a look at the awesome "Studio Series" Grimlock!

Yesterday Kabam announced Blaster was joining "Forged to Fight". Now thanks to Kabam and Rogers & Cowan we have our first look at Blaster in action! Check out the cool video and turnaround GIF below for a look at this Autobot available now in game.

As the Decepticons relentlessly pursue Sam Witwicky, Optimus Prime takes on several Decepticons at once to save his human friend. Armed with his two swords, Optimus is ready to take them ALL on! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Studio Series" Optimus Prime!

A new Autobot joins "Forged to Fight" starting on April 12th! Check out the details below for Blaster's introduction into the "Forged to Fight" battleground.

Add Blaster to your ultimate squad April 12th at 10AM PDT!

Faction: Autobot
Class: Tech
Only one Autobot brings the noise and drops crazy beats – Blaster! Some of his tunes may hurt your audio receptors, but you can count on him to save the day with his superior sound system.


Health: 1679
Attack: 156
Max Rating: 551

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Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Each 6-inch-scale figure is carefully detailed to look like their appearance in the films. They feature premium details and multiple points of articulation, and include character-inspired accessories.
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New and big things are on the horizon: see all info about the mighty new combiners Victorion and Menasor in this newsletter, and here more about them in this week’s Live Stream with Simon Furman!

New Core: Alchemist Prime

Capable to transmuting metal and altering elemental properties, the Alchemist Prime Core can turn creation into destruction... and vice-versa!

Equip a bot with the Alchemist Prime Core to heal them with every point of damage they inflict!

Event type: Individual Totaliser
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Actor Sumalee Montano is best known to Transformers fans as Arcee from "Transformers Prime". If you're in the Baltimore, MD area or attending Universal FanCon on April 28th, you can see Montano speak with a group of Asians who have contributed to pop culture. The panel includes Keith Chow (editor-in-chief of the pop culture blog The Nerds of Color), Greg Pak (Marvel Comics) and Mallory Yu (NPR, WNYC). You can read more about the panel here!

Late last year it was revealed a new cartoon would be replacing "Robots in Disguise". Dubbed "Cyberverse", this show will feature Bumblebee and Windblade in prominent roles. Now we have our first news on casting of a Decepticon in the show! Actor Lianne Marie Dobbs announced via Read more...)

Back in 2016 BWTF affiliate Entertainment Earth released a special "Robots in Disguise" two pack (under the "Generations Platinum Edition" banner) featuring Grimlock and Bumblebee. The Grimlock was the special Voyager Class sculpt that had previously only been released in Japan. When originally released the set was $59.99 USD, but Entertainment Earth is running a special today only bringing the set down to $22.99! (Read more...)

Charged with being Sam Witwicky's guardian, Bumblebee defends the human to protect him from the evil Decepticons! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Studio Series" Bumblebee.

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