Archive - 2010

April 2nd

Second Botcon 2010 Exclusive announced: G2 Breakdown!

Years ago when Botcon first started, the first exclusive was a carded version of Generation 2 Breakdown, an unreleased redeco of the G1 Stunticon. Now, in celebration of Botcon and Generation 2, a new version of G2 Breakdown is born as part of the Universe 2.0 line of Botcon exclusives! Check out images of the vehicle and robot modes (featuring a new head sculpt to boot!) at Botcon.com

April 1st

Transmissions Podcast Late-March 2010 Edition Posted

Mini Micro Reviews return and I interview Pete Sinclair of the Official Transformers Collector's Club in the latest edition of "Transmissions", the official BWTF.com podcast. You can download it on Libsyn.com or via iTunes. Enjoy!

March 31st

Broadcastingcable.com: Discovery, Hasbro Aim for Perfect 10's

Broadcastingcable.com has posted an article indicating the start date for Hasbro's new entertainment venture "The Hub". Set to start on October 10, 2010, the date is symbolic of the high goals for this site. According to the article "The Hub, intended to connote "the center of things," will mount at least two shows from Hasbro's production studio. The company will serve up the studio's series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, based on the popular toy, and Transformers, already a successful toy-tomovie franchise.".

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ALTERNITY EXCLUSIVE A-01U NISSAN GT-R ULTRA MAGNUS
This new exclusive white repaint of the Alternity Optimus Prime figure was
only a matter of time. Optimus' brother Ultra Magnus is available at
$64.99, with an expected release date of May.
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MARVEL UNIVERSE 2010 3.75" SERIES 4 & 5 - CASES, SETS, SINGLES
The upcoming waves of Marvel Universe 3.75" figures contain a number of
popular new heroes along with classic, figures, army-builders and more.

March 28th

Revenge of the Fallen Rampage Redeco Reviewed

In "Revenge of the Fallen", Bumblebee fought hard to defend his friend Sam Witwicky from the Decepticon forces. One of the Decepticons he fought was Rampage, one of the Constructicons. This figure redeco shows the character closer to how he appeared in the movie than the first version. I've put up a brief review of this figure in the Revenge of the Fallen toy review section.

March 26th

"Last Stand of the Wreckers" #3 Reviewed

Their transports destroyed, damaged and trapped on Garrus 9, the Wreckers team is split up as they try to achieve their mission against Overlord and his Decepticons. Check out my review of "Last Stand of the Wreckers" issue #3!

March 24th

Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Mudflap Reviewed

"Revenge of the Fallen" reintroduced one of the oldest concepts in Transformers, the idea of "brothers" among the Transformers. In this story, the two brothers were Mudflap and Skids. My long overdue review of deluxe class Mudflap is now up in the Revenge of the Fallen toy review section.

March 22nd

Generation 2 returns at Botcon 2010!

One of the most anticipated days of the year for Transformers fans is the revelation of the theme for Botcon's toys, and this year we go retro with Generation 2 themed Transformers! Check out the first image revealing the vehicle mode for "Autobot Spark" on Botcon.com!

Michael Bay announces Transformers 3 shooting locations, casting and a new Autobot!

"Transformers" and "Revenge of the Fallen" director Michael Bay has announced new information regarding the as-yet untitled third Transformers film on his blog today. Florida and Washington DC are among the shooting locations while Frances McDormand and John Malkovich have been cast in the film.

March 19th

"Revenge of the Fallen" Sequel "Nefarious" #1 Reviewed

"Revenge of the Fallen" wasn't the end of the Decepticons. As Megatron licks his wounds, Soundwave discovers something that may interrupt his own plans to soften Earth up for the Decepticons. What mystery has he uncovered? And what role with the Autobots play? The adventure begins in "Nefarious" #1!