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Are you frustrated at trying to find Brawn and Roadburn in stores? Do you hate online scalper prices? Well now you can purchase them for retail ($9.99) on Amazon! Both Autobots are currently available to order. Follow the links below to purchase your figures and support Ben's World of Transformers! Act fast because Amazon stock tends to sell very quickly. Good luck!


If you have been holding out on purchasing "Titans Return" Fortress Maximus because of the original $149.99 price tag, now may be the time for you to take the plunge and add the Autobot Titan to your collection! Amazon has marked the figure down to $102.56 as of this morning. Follow this link to purchase your Fortress Maximus and support Ben's World of Transformers!


Once a gladiator who survived challenge after challenge, Megatron eventually rose to prominence as a powerful warrior. In time he became a leader, cobbling together the disenfranchised into the Decepticon army! Check out my review of Voyager Class Megatron from "Titans Return".


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MP-39 MASTERPIECE SUNSTREAKER
Sunstreaker, the brother of Sideswipe, enters the Masterpiece line! Transforming from race car to robot, Sunstreaker comes with a variety of accessories and well as his human sidekick Chip Chase. $119.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK12474&mode=re...

NEW DIAMOND SELECT
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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Begin a new storyline by investigating the Moonbase and earn resources, Spark, Battle Boosts and Crystal Shards!

Moonbase

Thanks to Bombshell, Straxus' secret plans for the Decepticon Moonbase have been unveiled! And Megatron is keen to recover whatever lies in that forgotten base, no matter the cost.

But with the Autobots in the know, will they be able to react in time? Or will Straxus' secret provide Megatron with the advantage he seeks?

Start Date: 26/05/2017 11:00 UTC
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Virtual Reality has been a promise for many applications for decades now. From military to medical to entertainment VR has been looked to as a source for a new level of entertainment. Now Transformers will enter the world of VR with a new experience representing a collaboration between Hasbro and DMG! Check out the attached concept art and press release!

HASBRO AND DMG ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH WORLD’S FIRST TRANSFORMERSÔ DIGITAL AR/VR EXPERIENCE CENTERS

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Takara Tomy has released two new photos of the upcoming "Legends" Godbomber figure via their Twitter feed. The "Legends" line (the Japanese equivalent of "Generations") has long devoted itself to updated versions of classic characters, but Godbomber may be one of the less widely known characters. Originally introduced in "Masterforce", this character transformed into armor and a trailer for Ginrai. While not shown combined in these photos, it is assumed Godbomber will be able to combine with "Legends" Ginrai. (Read more...)


Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with a press release giving some general information about the upcoming Hascon event in Rhode Island! In addition, online registration is up along with details on guests and events. Check out the details below and the official web site for tickets!

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

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Planet Iacon has posted some scans of a Japanese magazine online that appear to confirm an upcoming Takara Tomy release of Masterpiece Sunstreaker! Take this news with a grain of salt for now, but past Masterpiece reveals have generally been revealed to fandom in a similar fashion.

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Decepticon Quake is not big on fancy things like "strategy" or "planning" when it comes to battle. He prefers to wade into battle, weapons blazing until everyone has fallen! Check out my review of Decepticon Quake with Chasm!


The live action movie universe of "Transformers" can sometimes be a brutal place, but with the current Build-A-Bear line dedicated to the robots in disguise it is downright adorable! The Build-A-Bear site has put up listings for several products based on Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Images are mirrored in this news item from the site and descriptions (with links) are below. If you do not live near one of these shops, you can get free shipping on orders over $40 right now.

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DC ONE:12 COLLECTIVE DEATHSTROKE EXCLUSIVE
This exclusive One:12 Collective Stealth Deathstroke figure features 30 points of articulation, hand-painted authentic detailing, interchangeable hands, armored collars, shoulder pads, chest armor, and other accessories. $80.00
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=one:12

DOCTOR STRANGE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE
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My reviews of figures from "The Last Knight" Premier Edition series continue! Today I bring you a look at the Dinobot leader himself: Voyager Class Grimlock!


Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Will Slog succumb to the cerebro-shell and turn on his friends? And will Straxus succeed in overthrowing Megatron? Find out this weekend and fight in the event for a chance to win a 3 or 4-Star Slog or Straxus!

Double-Crossed

Megatron and the other Decepticons have arrived at the abandoned Decepticon outpost where preparations for Slog’s betrayal are nearly complete!

Meanwhile, the Dinobots are on their way to rescue Slog!

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For centuries they defended our world, but this June our alliance is over! The newest trailer for "The Last Knight" has dropped and it features very quick snippets of new footage including a quick look at Quintessa up close and a really interesting sequence with Bumblebee that recalls a G1 cartoon episode! Check it out in the embed below.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Synopsis
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The latest Bot Intel Report from "Forged to Fight" has revealed the next character to join the game: Prowl! Based on his "Combiner Wars" design, check out the stats for this character below and his amazing artwork!

Prowl joins the fight May 18, 10AM PDT

ABOUT PROWL:
Faction: Autobots
Class: Scout
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With a new Transformers movie coming out, it is no surprise that there are several cross promotions being launched for the film. One of the latest is with shaving company Schick. A new campaign features Optimus Prime and Bumblebee on several of their products including razor refills and shaving cream cans. There are also razors out with Autobot logos on them! Schick has also put out a fun ad featuring Optimus Prime. The photos below were all taken at a Walgreens in Queens, NY. (Read more...)


Barricade is a master of deception with one focus -- destroy all Autobots. He enjoys tricking his enemies into believing they are safe, only to turn on them when they least expect it! Today's review brings you a look at Premier Edition Deluxe Barricade from "The Last Knight"!


In a bit of news catch up on the part of BWTF, Takara Tomy revealed an upcoming redeco of Voyager Class Optimus Prime from "The Last Knight" via Twitter. Representing Optimus Prime when he is in his seemingly mind controlled state, this "Dark Optimus Prime" figure features a darker deco with a purple sword and eyes. This figure will be available with advanced ticket sales to the Japan premiere of "The Last Knight" on June 25, 2017. The item is also due for a larger release later in September. (Read more...)


The Official Takara Tomy web site has posted new listings for three upcoming "Legends" figures. In Japan "Legends" refers to the "Generations" style line not the size class. Check out the release information below. All photos are mirrored from the Takara Tomy site.

Kickback & Clouder (LG-47):
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