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Earlier today I posted my Non Spoiler review of the "Bumblebee" movie, and it was a very positive look at the film. That said, I have typically been an outlier with the films, so I thought it would be fun to round up key quotes (with links) to reviews from other venues. Traditionally the mass media is not particularly kind to Transformers films, but many are singing a different tune with this film. Check out some of these quotes below:

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"Bumblebee" delivers on drama, humor, action and Transformers lore all in one film. Check out my Non-Spoiler review of what some are already calling the best live action Transformers film to date!


Lionizer is already fierce on the battlefield between his teeth, claws and back mounted cannon, but when the Autobots need extra help he can transform into an RS Firesteel Saber to cut Decepticons to pieces! Check out my review and gallery of "Siege" Lionizer.


The "BotBots" Transformers figures have been slowly reaching online retail but now Amazon has three of the teams in stock and ready to ship (without having to find a super secret link!). For now they have the 5 packs in stock. Each 5 pack includes four figures visible in the package and one "blind bagged" figure! Follow the links below to order your BotBots and support BWTF!


If you are still last minute Holiday shopping (I sure am!), here's a chance to pick up some discounted Transformers toys from Amazon! Check out the sale prices below. These prices are spread out across several lines so I have broken them up by sub-line. Remember, ordering via the links below helps support BWTF!

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TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-44 CONVOY/OPTIMUS PRIME (VER. 3)
Making a third appearance into the Transformers Masterpiece line is the brave leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime. This version of Optimus will feature a more cartoon styling. $449.99
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/84183

X-MEN CABLE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE ACTION FIGURE
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Paramount Pictures has released two new videos, both focusing on the two main Decepticons from the upcoming "Bumblebee" movie! The first video is the "People of Earth" clip showing Dropkick and Shatter deceiving the unsuspecting humans! The second clip focuses on the introduction of the Triple Changers as a sub-group in this film. Check out the videos in the embeds below!

People of Earth Clip
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In G1 Firebolt was Hot Rod's Targetmaster partner, but in "Siege" he is a Battle Master fighting alongside the Autobots on Cybertron transforming into a Duo-Charge Electrostatic Photon Cannon! Check out my review and gallery of "Siege" Firedrive.


The special preview of "Bumblebee" happens this weekend in select theaters across the United States this weekend with a wider release set for December 21st. With that in mind Paramount has released another fun viral game that leads to a very pleasant surprise. First, Paramount put this up on the Official Bumblebee Twitter page:

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

A brand new saga featuring two new and awesome bots starts this weekend!

A Sad Melody

Take part in this weekend's event to get Special XP per Battle and complete the totalisers to win:

- Up to 3,000 Premium Shards
- Up to 30,000 Spark
- Up to 1,800 3 Star Shards
- Up to 1,200 4 Star Shards
- Up to 60 Kremzeek Canisters: each containing 5 White, Blue, Red or Purple Kremzeek Battle Boosters

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 07/12/18 10:00 UTC
End Date: 10/12/18 10:00 UTC
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Let the Siege begin! Today's review brings you a look at Blowpipe, a "Battle Master" who transforms into a powerful dual-impact shatter blast compression cannon! Check out my review and gallery of this Targetmaster reborn.


Iron Studios Sale!
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?HideSoldOut=true&InventoryStatus=i...

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NEW PREORDERS
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TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-44 CONVOY/OPTIMUS PRIME (VER. 3)
Making a third appearance into the Transformers Masterpiece line is the brave leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime. This version of Optimus will feature a more cartoon styling. $449.99
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/84183

DC COMICS MULTIVERSE WAVE 10 SET OF 4 FIGURES
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Earlier this month it was revealed that the "Power of the Prims" branch of the "Generations" line was not finished yet via listings on Midtown Comics for "Red Swoop" and "Ricochet". Now thanks to Entertainment Earth we have official photos of these upcoming "Generations Selects" figures!

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

NEW game mode, NEW currency, NEW shop, NEW campaign and NEW type of Combiner spark!!! This weekend will be full of NEW content!

Raid to Cybertron

Your troops are ready for a Raid to Cybertron! Take part in this weekend's event to discover the new Raids and win:

- Up to 2,000 Shanix Coins*
- Up to 40,000 Spark
- Up to 800 4-Star Shards
- Up to 1,500 3-Star Shards
- Up to 3,000 Premium Shards

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"Cyberverse" Ultra Class Shockwave delivers fun in a line that has been uneven at best. Check out my review and gallery of this figure!


The BotBots are loose and as I open up these little guys my reviews continue! Tonight I bring you reviews and galleries of King Toots and Sudsbeard from the "Toilet Troop" team!


When the the previous "Bumblebee" trailer was released, Transformers fans were given a glimpse at the G1 influences in the designs of several characters including Optimus Prime, Soundwave and Seekers.

A newly released featurette by Paramount Pictures UK brings further focus on this aspect of the movie. Here are some key take aways:

  • Visual Effects Supervisor, Jason Smith comments on how the robots have been "squared" out and simplified to reflect more classic designs.
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Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore has launched its Cyber Monday sale! Check out the sale to see exciting items on discount including Masterpiece G2 Bumblebee and Masterpiece MP-11SW Skywarp with coin!


It is Cyber Monday and deals are floating around the web for fans to take advantage of!

The first deal is for Nemesis Prime. This redeco and retool of "Power of the Primes" Optimus Prima with new accessories. For the next 17 hours Nemesis Prime is down to $32.99, a 34% drop from its regular price of $49.99!

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Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the United States, and with that holiday come a variety of celebrations including parades with giant balloons! Yesterday's Detroit parade had a special treat for Transformers fans: a balloon of Optimus Prime! Based on his "Evergreen" design, this giant balloon not only brought the Autobot leader into a popular parade, but it was also being pulled by folks in Optimus Prime costumes! Check out the attached screen captures from Channel 4's live coverage!

You can view the parade video below. Optimus appears at around 01:04:56.

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