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In February it was announced that Hasbro would be launching a Collaborative Series featuring Ectotron, who transforms from an Autobot to the famous car used in the Ghostbusters movies. (Read more...)

The next phase of the Transformers Cyberverse toy line is the "Power of the Spark" line. Most of this series will focus on characters combining with vehicles as weaponry and armor. However, the long running 1-Step Changer portion of the line will continue to move forward. (Read more...)

Decepticons are generally not the most gentle bunch, but Cutthroat makes most Decepticons look tame in his sheer savagery! When he attacks he does not stop slashing and blasting until his enemies are scrap. Check out my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Cutthroat!

The "Masterpiece" line has shown itself to be willing to jump back and forth between Generation One and the "Beast Wars" era of Transformers in its character choices. However, the latest addition to the roster is a bit of a surprise: Lio Convoy! While several characters from the "Beast Wars" era have been part of "Masterpiece" line, they have generally been from the CG animated series from the 90's and not the Anime shows from Japan.

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A user on Reddit has posted what appear to be leaked in-hand images of the upcoming "Siege" Bluestreak and Ratchet figures! Both figures have been anticipated or rumored for quite some time. Bluestreak's box was briefly on the showroom floor at Toy Fair 2019 before mysteriously being whisked away during the Fan Media Day. Ratchet has been rumored as a potential Walgreens exclusive. (Read more...)

The Transformers 2020 Fan Vote has launched! As most fans guessed, the choices are Gnaw, Runamuck (named Runamok for trademark purposes), Needlenose and Shrapnel. Voting will be up for 48 hours and each user can vote one time and only for one character at a time. The post also gives us a glimpse into the "Siege" storyline:

As the War for Cybertron rages, each of these bots is trying to sneak onto the Autobot’s spaceship, the Ark. Vote for the Decepticon you’d like to stowaway aboard the Ark and see as a War for Cybertron figure in 2020 by commenting below.

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Terminator: Dark Fate follows the events of T2: Judgment Day as a new enemy appears. T-800 and Sarah Connor are now fully articulated 7-inch scale figures featuring movie-accurate detail and authorized likenesses! $23.99 Each

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When the Autobots need a weapon to knock the Decepticons down a peg, they call upon Smashdown! His Airquake Hammerclaw mode makes quick work of Decepticons with its powerful strikes. Check out my review and gallery of this newly released Battle Master.

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5 Star Shards event this weekend! And find out what Prime League is!

Team Up!

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

- Up to 600 5-Star Crystal Shards
- Up to 900 4-Star Crystal Shards
- Up to 1200 3-Star Crystal Shards
- Up to 3000 Premium Shards
- Up to 3,000,000 Energon and Alloy
- Up to 30,000 Spark

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 14/06/19 10:00 UTC
End Date: 17/06/19 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: 60
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Back in April, Dengeki Hobby revealed that Takara Tomy would be releasing a new Turtler/Snaptrap figure, presumably as part of "Generations" in some way. This sculpt appeared to borrow engineering from "Combiner Wars" Silverbolt, and featured "Combiner Wars" style connection ports. This led to much speculation that we would be seeing a new Piranacon set in the future.

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Years ago Takara released several tiny Transformers figures that could actually transform. These "World's Smallest Transformers" featured several G1 characters including Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. However, the figures would not pass United States safety tests, so Japan remained the only place to obtain "World's Smallest" Transformers for a long time.

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With 2019 half over, the time has come for Hasbro's 2020 Transformers Fan Vote! Each year fans have had an opportunity to pick a figure (or figures) being released the following year. This time out, a teaser image has been posted on Facebook to show off what choices we will have to vote on starting at 9AM EST on June 13, 2019! The figure chosen will become part of the continuing "War for Cybertron" series in 2020. (Read more...)

Back at Toy Fair 2019 several new Studio Series figures were revealed including Dropkick and Hightower. At the time BWTF was provided with CG renders of the figures, but now thanks to UK retailer In Demand Toys, we have official product photography of several of the toys themselves! These photos offer fans a look at the figures in more detail along with size measurements and dynamic poses. (Read more...)

UK retailer In Demand Toys has posted a set of new photos featuring several upcoming "Siege" figures including Springer and Jetfire! Unlike previously released renders, these are actual product photos with more exciting poses and even the background diorama that was used at several events over the past year. Also a neat bonus: some of these photos show size measurements, giving fans an understanding of the size of each figure.

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Joining the Ultra Class of "Cyberverse" figures is Optimus Prime, the fearless leader of the Autobots. When he needs some extra power he can use his Bash Attack move to clear the battlefield of Decepticons! Today's I bring you my review and gallery of Ultra Class Optimus Prime.

After yesterday's official announcement of Masterpiece Hound (MP-47), Ben's World of Transformers affiliate Entertainment Earth and sponsor BigBadToyStore have put up pre-orders for this exciting release. Remember, using either of the links above to pre-order your Hound helps support Ben's World of Transformers!

Last month, Hasbro kicked off its "More Than Meets the Eye" campaign with "Bumblebee" star Angela Bassett. Here is some brief information on the campaign from the original press release:

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Months after the grey model was revealed in Japan, Takara Tomy Mall has posted an entry for Masterpiece Hound! Tagged as MP-47, he will be the release coming after Blackarachnia. These photos show off Hound in both modes with his accessories. These include a surprise "soft top" top be added on to the Jeep mode! Here is the official information from the Takara Tomy entry (via Google Translate):

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Wheeljack is a brilliant inventor, creating some of the most advanced weaponry, armor and explosives for the Autobots to use in their struggle against the Decepticons. Check out my review and gallery of "Cyberverse" 1-Step Changer Wheeljack!

Revealed at Toy Fair 2019, "Siege" Voyager Class Springer promises to bring fans the G1-based Triple Changing Springer they have been wanting for years. Now thanks to Daim Choc Reports on Facebook we have video showing off the transformation of this upcoming figure. The video also gives us a very clear look at the figure and the many G1 based details worked into this remarkable design! Check out the video in the embed below:

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