Archive - Oct 2016

October 17th

Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

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Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

Playing news catch up, Takara Tomy recently revealed an upcoming figure in the "Legends" series, the Japanese version of the "Generations" line. The figure is Leo Prime, aka Lioconvoy! This is a redtool and redeco of "Titans Return" Alpha Trion featuring a new head and the colors feature the white, red and gold associated with Lioconvoy. In addition to the official photos released by Takara Tomy, the Takara Tomy PR Twitter also posted the image embedded below.

Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information
Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"

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TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"

To Transformers fans, Garry Chalk is best known as Optimus Primal from the "Beast era" of cartoons as well as Optimus Prime from the "Unicron Trilogy". To fans of the DC superhero show "Arrow" however he is now known as a military commander working with the lead character John Diggle!

"Arrow" focuses on the character Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) who returns to his home city after several years to restore order and avenge those who betrayed his family.

TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"
TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"
TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"

Art: Long Island City artist creates 6 foot tall Transformers inspired sculpture - and then it vanishes!

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Art: Long Island City artist creates 6 foot tall Transformers inspired sculpture - and then it vanishes!

Annalisa Iadicicco is an artist in New York City's Long Island City area. As part of a recent educational workshop she used reclaimed materials (including car bumpers) to create a Transformers inspired sculpture. The statue was huge and 6 feet tall. However, in August the statue disappeared! According to DNA Info:

"She went out for about three hours on Aug. 31, she says, only to return around 8:30 p.m. to find the piece had mysteriously vanished."

You can check out a video featuring the artist working on the piece below:

October 16th

Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!

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Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!

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Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!
Sponsor News from BBTS - GI Joe, Voltron, Predator, Transformers, DC, Robotech, Gears of War & More!

October 13th

Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures

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Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures

2017 is the 10th Anniversary of the first live action Transformers film. To celebrate this Takara Tomy is releasing a small set of figures that celebrate characters across the four movies released over the years. Each is a redeco of pre-existing sculpts and in some cases there are new accessories or mini-figures included. Here's a rundown with links to my reviews of the original figures:

MB-01 Optimus Prime
A redeco of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime with a G1 inspired "worn" look.

MB-02 Bumblebee

Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures
Toy News: Official photos of Takara Tomy "Transformers Movie 10th Anniversary" figures

Toy News: Official Masterpiece Bumblebee video

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Toy News: Official Masterpiece Bumblebee video

Hasbro designer manager John Warden and Takara designer Shogo Hasui have teamed up to produce a video focusing on the recent Toys R Us exclusive release of Masterpiece Bumblebee. The video features some fun G1 based green screen work with Warden standing "in" the Ark. I enjoy these fun videos and appreciate the effort that goes into them. Check it out in the embed below:

October 12th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Toys R Us Exclusive Paralon

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Toys R Us Exclusive Paralon

Paralon is part of a group known as the Scavengers. Their mission is not one of conquest but of hunting ancient relics for their own gain! Along with his Mini-Con partners Paralon is an enemy to be reckoned with. Check out my review of Toys R Us exclusive Paralon!

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Depths of Aquatron Event

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Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Depths of Aquatron Event

Space Ape has announced its next Event happening this weekend. Check out the details below!

The Sharkticon Saga continues. Travel to Aquatron in this week’s event for the chance to unlock a guaranteed 3 or 4 Star Seaspray or Octopunch!

Depths of Aquatron Event

Destination: Aquatron
Objective: Analysis

- Travel to Aquatron.
- Locate ocean Crystals.
- Perform a full analysis.
- Report Findings Back to Earth.
- Warning, Crystals may attract…
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Start Date: 14/10/16 10:00 UTC

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Depths of Aquatron Event
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Depths of Aquatron Event

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" welcomes two new Transformers this weekend

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Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" welcomes two new Transformers this weekend

This weekend's "Earth Wars" event will bring two new characters to the game: Octopunch and Seaspray! Both models appear to be based off the "Hunt for the Decepticons" Seaspray figure. Check out the official descriptions below:

New BOTS Arriving this weekend!
These two are primed for aquatic combat. Seaspray and Octopunch are making their way through the Space Bridge this weekend!

Seaspray
In many ways, Seaspray found his spiritual home on planet Earth, or rather, its oceans.

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" welcomes two new Transformers this weekend

October 11th

Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers figures up for pre-order

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Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers figures up for pre-order

The Transformers Collector's Club has put up their pre-orders for exclusive G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover figures! These sets all reference a crossover between the two groups either from the cartoon (via the episode "Only Human") or the Generation 2 comic book.

Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers figures up for pre-order
Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers figures up for pre-order