Archive - Apr 2013

April 30th

Toy News: "Transformers Go!" images - Predacons and more!

in News, Prime, Transformers Go!, Beast Hunters

Thanks to BWTF sponsor Image Anime I have new images from the "Beast Hunters" follow up in Japan known as "Transformers Go!".

The first image features the animated appearance of the six Autobots who will be hunting Predacons in the anime as well as photos of their combined forms.

The second image features toy images, including some redecos of upcoming Predacons! This might mean we'll get to see certain sculpts used in animation even if they don't appear in the "Beast Hunters" series.

April 29th

Toy Reviews: Mighty Muggs Bumblebee and Shockwave

in Generation One, Mighty Muggs, News

Awesomeness is the right of all sentient beings! That's the Mighy Muggs logo and BWTF begins its review of this odd sub-line of "Transformers" toys with a look at Bumblebee and Shockwave.

April 23rd

Toy News: E-Hobby Exclusive Magnificus Video!

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Japanese toy shop E-Hobby has put up a video featuring their upcoming joint exclusive with the "Transformers Collector's Club": Magnificus! This is a redeco of the "Reveal the Shield" Perceptor figure featuring an alternate head sculpt based on the original figure Perceptor was based on from Japan, check out the video below!

April 22nd

Toy Review: Generation 2 Drench

in Autobot, Color Changers, Generation 2, News

Young and full of ideas, Drench does some of his best work off the battlefield as he invents new weapons and gadgets for the Autobots. This morning's review brings you a look at Generation 2 Drench!

April 21st

Toy Reviews: Generation 2 Gobots and Deluge

in Color Changers, Generation 2, News

One is a mad scientist with a love for destruction. The other is a tenacious warrior who won't back down on the battlefield. Together they make up today's feature toy reviews, they are G2 Color Changer Deluge and Gobots!

Sponsor News: BBTS Man of Steel, Koto, DC, TF, Batman & More

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TG23 Metroplex (Import Version)
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TG24 Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Two Pack
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April 18th

Press Release: Hasbro invites kids and fans to create new Transformers Character

Opening Globally Today, the “Fan Built Bot” Poll Kicks-Off Celebration of the Iconic Brand’s 30th Anniversary by Allowing Fans to Create New Transformers Character

Pawtucket, R.I. (April 18, 2013) — For the first time in history, the Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) TRANSFORMERS brand is inviting fans of all ages around the globe to help create a new TRANSFORMERS character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the TRANSFORMERS’ brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the “Fan Built Bot” Poll kicks off today, and will run through May 5th on TRANSFORMERS.com/vote. Hasbro invites fans to vote daily to shape this new TRANSFORMERS character. The new character will be made into an action figure featured in the “Thrilling 30” line of toys to celebrate the anniversary.

April 17th

Toy News: "Transformers Fan Built Bot" Poll - fans decide on a future character!

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Taking a cue from past "Star Wars" initiatives, Hasbro has launched its "Transformers Thrilling 30" anniversary campaign with a poll where fans can vote on features of a character including affiliation, weaponry, color scheme and personality. The winning robot will eventually be created as a toy and introduced in the IDW comic books!

From the site text: "Once the votes have been tallied, come back to Transformers.com to see the designers at work. Sketches, images and more will be revealed as the new bot character comes to life."

Head over to the site now to vote!

April 16th

News Roudup: Michael Bay talks "Transformers 4", a new cast member is announced & IMAX!

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Michael Bay hints that "Transformers 4" will involve a "chast from hell" - via IFC

Actor Stanley Tucci ("Hunger Games", "Jack the Giant Slayer") has joined the cast of "Transformers 4" - via AceShowBiz

"Transformers 4" will be shot using IMAX cameras - via Cinema Blend

April 15th

Toy Review: Cyberverse Sky Claw with Smokescreen

in Autobot, Beast Hunters, News, Playset, Prime, Cyberverse

The Autobots may have new armor and weaponry, but they still can't quite match the aerial superiority of the Predacons - until now! With Smokescreen's new Sky Claw vehicle, he can use it as a stealth spy plane or transform it into an action feature packed assault jet! Check out my review of my review of the Sky Claw with Smokescreen.