Archive - Apr 2012


April 27th

Botcon 2012 coverage begins with a new album!

Botcon 2012 has kicked off and I've begun to snap away with my camera and phone. You can check out my Botcon 2012 Photobucket Album to see larger pics. Also follow my Twitter feed @bwtf_ben and my Instagram feed to see pics and bits of info and pics. During the bigger panels tomorrow (such as the Hasbro panel) I'll also be Tweeting info as it comes in!

April 26th

Comic Books: "Robots in Disguise" #4 Reviewed

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A Decepticon has been murdered and the only witness is behaving quite strangely! Will Prowl be able to get down to the bottom of this mystery? Find out in my review of "Robots in Disguise" #4.

April 25th

Podcast: Ben interviewed on Craig Moore's Fwooshcast!

Craig Moore is a fellow toy collector who is one of the minds and voices behind the Fwooshcast! A few weeks ago I sat down with Craig for a fun chat about Transformers, collecting and more. Check it out on the Fwooshcast site!

April 23rd

Comic Books: "More than Meets the Eye" #4 Reviewed

Things are relatively calm on The Lost Light, but the true drama is taking place at the Autobot Medical Facility Delphi. When a mysterious illness strikes Delphi, Ratchet, Drift and Pipes go to investigate - only to find a nightmare! Check out my review of "More than Meets the Eye" #4.

April 12th

Toy Review: "Transformers Prime" Commander Class Megatron

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Transformers fans were introduced to Megatron as a Commander Class figure last year with his "Dark of the Moon" incarnation, but now "Transformers Prime" has its own Cyberverse version of Megatron! Check out my review of Commander Class Megatron!

Sponsor News: BBTS NEWS: LEGO, Gentle Giant, TF, TMNT, Marvel, DC, Star Wars & More

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We've cut prices on a wide variety of older and overstocked items. Take a look at the new sale menu for great deal on Transformers, GI Joe, Star Wars, BBTS Exclusives, Marvel, DC, He-Man and More!

We have just listed a number of pre-orders for Lego sets from the new Avengers movie and other Marvel characters. We have Marvel Super Heroes figures priced at $14.99 and the first batch includes Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk. In addition to theses, we have five new sets – Captain America’s Avenging Cycle at $12.99, Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown and Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape at $19.99 each, Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout at $49.99 and Quinjet Aerial Battle at $69.99.

Gentle Giant has a variety of new items coming up for later in the year. There is a Captain America on Motorcycle Statue for $412.99, $46 below MSRP; we also have an Iron Man Mark II Gold Armor Bust at $79.99 ($9 below MSRP), two different Mars Attacks Ornaments at $43.99 and $25.99, a Jumbo 12" Scale Red Snaggletooth figure at $62.99 ($7 off MSRP), a Death Trooper Deluxe Statue at $199.99 ($25 off the MSRP) and a Security Battle Droid Mini Bust at $67.99 ($7 off MSRP).

April 10th

Comic Books: "Autocracy #7" Advance Review

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Zeta Prime is victorious. Nyon is gone and the Autobots opposing him have fallen. Who will stand up against the maniacal Autobot leader? Would you believe Megatron? Find out in my advance review of "Autocracy" #7!

April 8th

Gallery Update: Limited Release Speed Stars Two Packs

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Towards the end of the "Speed Stars" line, several two packs were planned for release that included a vehicle and a non-transforming robot. I've uploaded photos of some of these two packs in the Speed Stars gallery. Take a look!

April 6th

Toy Review: Transformers Prime Commander Class Bulkhead

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He may look gigantic and lumbering, but Bulkhead is a skilled warrior with a loyal heart and fierce resolve! Now he can join your Cyberverse collection. Check out my review of Commander Class Bulkhead!

April 5th

Sponsor News: BBTS - Hot Toys, Transformers, Bandai, Battleship, Marvel & More!

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Hi - Here is a quick update about some cool new arrivals and a bunch of exciting new preorders.

Nearly every Third Party item currently in stock is now on sale at 25% off! Take a look through the product list and be sure to browse the full menus as well. There are some great deals here, including 25% off previous sale prices, so be sure to take a look.

A new version of the T-800 Movie Masterpiece figure has been announced. This version comes with multiple hands, a full cloth outfit including leather jacket, an LED-lit hexagonal stand, multiple weapons, a detachable scale with cyberdyne chip, the PERS eyeball system and more. This figure is listed at $214.99, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.

Hot Toys has announced another member of the Avengers movie team. The sharpshooting bowman Hawkeye is next in line, and comes with multiple hands, his bow, multiple arrows and more. We have this figure listed at $174.99, $15 off the MSRP.

We have just listed 18 items that will be shipping from Bandai Japan in August. In addition to reissuing the GX-04S Grendizer All Speizer Set and the New World versions of Figuarts Zero Nico Robin and Tony Tony Chopper, We also have listings up for the new S.H. MonsterArts Fire Rodan, which comes with bonus parts for Godzilla and MechaGodzilla, as well as Phantasy Star Online RAcaseal Chogokin, Saint Cloth Myth EX Sagittarius Aiolos, Figuarts Zero Portgas Battle Version and Arlong figures, Robot Damashii Duel Gundam Assault Shroud, Robot Damashii Aura Battle Dunbine, many Kamen Rider and Tiger & Bunny figures and more.

The newest wave of Ultimate Collector figures includes characters like Alistair Overeem, Chael Sonnen, Dominick Cruz and more. We have three different case assortment in the regular line - Assortments A and B each have six figures and are listed at $79.99, while Specialty-exclusive Assortment C has 8 figures and is priced at $104.99. This assortment is also available as a set of 7 figures for $94.99, with the duplicate Anderson Silva Championship Edition figure with Belt priced at $13.99 individually. In addition to the regular assortments, we also have the Limited Edition Series 10. This assortment includes two of Alistair Overeem with T-Shirt and one each of Chael Sonnen in WEC Gloves with T-Shirt, Anthony Pettis Championship Edition with Belt, WEC Gloves & T-Shirt, Dominick Cruz Championship Edition with Belt, WEC Gloves & T-Shirt and Mark Coleman Signature Championship Edition with Belt. These figures are limited to 750 or 1500 pieces and are available as a Case of six for $161.99 or a Set of five for $139.99, with Alistair Overeem with T-Shirt also listed singly at $29.99.