Archive - Jan 2016

January 22nd

Infographic: Know your facts about opening Transformers toys

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Infographic: Know your facts about opening Transformers toys

Opening new Transformers toys is awesome and this fun infographic (a riff off this graphic) talks about just what happens to you as you unbox your latest acquisition!

January 21st

Review Update: New Super Mach Alert photos

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Review Update: New Super Mach Alert photos

As part of my ongoing effort to improve Ben's World of Transformers I have added new photography and thoughts to my review of Super Mach Alert! Before there were only three small photos, now there are plenty more photos bringing this review up to current standards you've come to expect from my work. Enjoy!

Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Runabout

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Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Runabout

Runabout's function is demolitions and with his violent personality he is perfectly suited to the job! The battlefield is where he belongs and he relishes the destruction of every Autobot who falls prey to his explosive traps. Check out my review of "Transformers Adventure" Runabout.

Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

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Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of "Beast Wars Transformers", the series that helped to revive the "Transformers" franchise after "Generation 2" ended. As part of their celebration for this milestone Takara Tomy is releasing a "Masterpiece" version of Optimus Primal! Fans have seen teases for a while but this is our first look at the figure in plastic form. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Light up eyes
  • Multiple facial expressions in beast mode
  • Shoulder cannons
  • Forearm cannons
  • Twin swords

Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Blast-Off close up photos

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Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Blast-Off close up photos

Ever since Takara teased a Blast Off figure for "Unite Warriors" fans have been excited to see just what the Combaticon would look like. Now thanks to a photo of a magazine scan from Japan we have our first look at the grey model! Blast Off takes most of his design cues from the animation model. Fans may recall that the original Combaticon animation models differed quite a bit from their toy counterparts. Not so with this figure!

January 20th

Toy News: McDonalds Happy Meal Toys to feature "Robots in Disguise"

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Toy News: McDonalds Happy Meal Toys to feature "Robots in Disguise"

Thanks to the McDonalds Happy Meal Toys site we now have a look at the upcoming "Robots in Disguise" Happy Meal toys! These will feature Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Thunderhoof and Steeljaw. Each character will be featured in each of their modes (so four characters, eight toys). The main gimmick appears to be launching projectiles. So get ready, starting next week the hunt is on!

Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Adventure" photos reveal Breastmaster-style Optimus and UW Blast-Off and more!

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Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Adventure" photos reveal Breastmaster-style Optimus and UW Blast-Off and more!

Via Cybergundam on Tag Hobby we now have scans of Takara catalogs featuring all new images of upcoming product. Highlights include:

  • (TAV 50) Optimus Prime featuring an all new sculpt with a "Breastmaster" style feature
  • "Unite Warriors" Bruticus with a modified Vortex and as fans have hoped for: Blast-Off!
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Adventure" photos reveal Breastmaster-style Optimus and UW Blast-Off and more!

Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, Batman TAS, Star Wars, Batman v Superman & More!

Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations

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Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations

IDW Publishing has provided Ben's World of Transformers with their April 2016 "Transformers" solicitations. I've also included the "Micronauts" solicitations as many "Transformers" fans have an interest in that title as well!

Micronauts #1—GEM OF THE MONTH
Cullen Bunn (w) • David Baldeón (a & c)

Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing April 2016 Solicitations

January 19th

Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

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Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

The Official Botcon Twitter feed has been lighting up with information and reveals! The "card art" (based on the cards included with several "Combiner Wars" figures) has been revealed for the five characters in the boxed set. Other news includes:

  • Sign up in the first 24 hours and you will get a special "First Day Pin"
  • The Primus package is $399 and gets you 6 toys, Fri-Sun admission, Casino Night Dinner, FREE autographs and pictures from BW guests and Comic program!
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed