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July 19th, 2018

Toy Review: Vintage G1 Reissue Hot Rod

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Toy Review: Vintage G1 Reissue Hot Rod

For months now fans have been told that Walmart would be releasing several G1 reissues under the banner of "Vintage G1" figures. While Walmart has posted listings these figures are not yet in stock with the giant retailer. Meanwhile, BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore has Hot Rod in stock so I thought I'd snag one to see what fans have to expect from this line of "Vintage G1" reissues.

Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos

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Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos

The run of official photos of new product from Hasbro Pulse continues! This time out fans are getting a better look at some figures from the upcoming "War for Cybertron: Siege" figures. Among some of the more exciting releases coming out are Cog, allowing fans to finally "complete" their modern era Fortress Maximus sets and an Ultra Magnus figure that features a separate, smaller "white Optimus Prime style" figure! These photos also beautifully show off the Micromasters in all their G1 homage glory!

Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos
Toy News: Official "Generations" War for Cybertron Siege Product Photos

Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos

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Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos

The reveals from SDCC 2018 include new figures in the "Studio Series". So far "Studio Series" has done an admirable job of representing movie characters with new figures. That will continue with the "Bumblebee" movie being added into the mix!

Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos
Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos
Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos
Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos
Toy News: Official "Studio Series" SDCC 2018 reveal photos

Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released

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Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released

The Official Transformers Facebook Page has released several renders of upcoming "Cyberverse" figures. This line of figures takes some classic and some not-so-classic (but cool) characters and represents them in new ways with figures that emphasize action features. The post indicates these figures belong to the "Action Attackers" assortment but they seem to actually come from several different parts of the line including the Warrior and Scout Classes.

Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released
Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released
Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released
Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released
Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released
Toy News: Official "Cyberverse" renders released

Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

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Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Ben's World of Transformers affiliate Entertainment Earth has posted a SDCC 2018 related surprise: pre-orders for Volume 2 of Studio Series Bumblebee with retro dino-cassettes! Previously Hasbro announced the Bumblebee Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage Set and now they have announced volume 2! Here is the official description from Entertainment Earth's web site:

Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
Pre-Order Alert: "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Volume 2 up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos

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Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has kicked off with a ton of events including Hasbro's annual breakfast where they display upcoming products for the following year. This is the same event where lines like "Combiner Wars" were first revealed and it is always exciting to see what is coming.

Thanks to fellow fan and awesome friend E.R. Bustamante Ben's World of Transformers has some photos to share from the event! The toys shown at the breakfast focused on three key lines: The upcoming Walmart G1 reissues, "Generations" and the Bumblebee Movie. Here are some general notes on each:

Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos

July 18th

Game News: Get your G1 avatar and more in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Prime Candidate"

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Game News: Get your G1 avatar and more in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Prime Candidate"

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

The celebration continues in the new Saga, with an exclusive G1 Avatar!

Prime Candidate

Witness the start of a new Saga and take part in this weekend's event to win:

  • Up to 4,000,000 Alloy
  • Up to 4,000,000 Energon
  • Up to 10,000 Spark
  • Lots of Crystal Shards
  • A new G1 Avatar!

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 20/07/18 10:00 UTC
End Date: 23/07/18 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: None
Bonus Experience: Double XP

How to Participate?

Game News: Get your G1 avatar and more in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Prime Candidate"
Game News: Get your G1 avatar and more in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Prime Candidate"
Game News: Get your G1 avatar and more in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Prime Candidate"

Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop

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Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has begun and with it Hasbro has launched its Amazon SDCC 2018 shop! Featuring toys and t-shirts, this shop is offering items unique to Amazon but not the actual SDCC 2018 exclusive figures (those you will find here and here). Instead, this shop features the following items:

Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop
Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop
Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop
Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop
Product News: Hasbro launches its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Amazon Shop

Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced

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Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced

Starting earlier this year there were rumors floating around that some vintage G1 Transformers figures would be seeing a re-release. The first appeared to be a reissue of Hot Rod in a Generation One style box. Indeed, by May an Official Walmart listing went up.

Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced

July 15th

Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon

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Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon

For months now Amazon has had a "placeholder listing" for the upcoming "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off figure but there were no photos or details. Now the listing has been updated featuring shiny stock photos and product information! Interestingly, Blast-Off is shown with a "Combiner Wars" hand/foot/weapon accessory instead of the "Prime Armor" hands most Deluxes have had in "Power of the Primes". Here is the description:

Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon
Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon
Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon
Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon
Toy News: Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off listing up on Amazon