Archive - Mar 2016

March 25th

Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases

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Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases

Thanks to the folks over at Planet Iacon, we now have a look at some prototypes and outlines of upcoming Transformers product from Takara Tomy in Japan. These pages cover everything from "Legends" (aka "Generations" outside Japan) and "Transformers Adventure" (aka "Robots in Disguise"). Looking over these pictures, here are some take aways:

  • Fortress Maximus and his Headmaster both come with swords just as the G1 Japanese releases had.
Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases
Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases
Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases
Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases
Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases
Toy News: Pages of a Japanese toy magazine reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases

Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU

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Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU

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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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NEW DIAMOND SELECT
A ton of new items have just been listed for preorder including Predators Minimates, Plants vs Zombies Minimates, iZombie Minimates, Alice Through the Looking Glass Minimates, Nightmare Before Christmas items, Marvel statues, Batman: The Animated Series busts, Ghostbusters items and so much more!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=20887

MARVEL LEGENDS CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU
Sponsor News BBTS: Captain America, Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Alien, MOTU

March 23rd

Convention News: BotCon 2016 in Louisville Ky April 7-10 General Admission announcement

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Convention News: BotCon 2016 in Louisville Ky April 7-10 General Admission announcement

ATTENTION BOTCON 2016 GENERAL ADMISSION ATTENDEE’S

BotCon 2016 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky April 7-10.

For the first time ever we are offering an advance General Admission Ticket package. If you wanted to purchase the Judd Nelson VIP option you can now do that and get your General Admission ticket at the same time through the BotCon 2016 Registration system. The Judd Nelson VIP General Admission Ticket includes:

• One (1) Saturday General Admission
• One (1) item autographed in person by Judd Nelson
• One (1) professional 5x7 photograph with Judd Nelson

Convention News: BotCon 2016 in Louisville Ky April 7-10 General Admission announcement
Convention News: BotCon 2016 in Louisville Ky April 7-10 General Admission announcement

Toy News: "Generations" Groove revealed

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Toy News: "Generations" Groove revealed

Thanks to DaimChoc Reports we now have a look at "Combiner Wars" Groove packaged on an individual card. Recent reports indicate this figure will be a give away in Asia at certain stores if you spend a certain amount of money. Note that the figure is packaged as a "Combiner Wars" figure, not a "Unite Warriors" release. However it lacks the comic book most "Combiner Wars" figures have, instead looking more like the figures released early on in the line without comics due to manufacturing deadlines.

Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" Computron teaser image released

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Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" Computron teaser image released

TF Yuki is at it again! The one man PR team has teased another image of "Unite Warriors" Computron. This shows a more straight forward sillouette and gives us a look at osme more detailing. In particular details are called out on the chest that might suggest either new chest panels or a heavy redeco of those panels. Also check out the left arm to see some extra fins on the sides and a better perspective on the two blasters on Strafe. TF Yuki's post promises the embargo on a full reveal will be lifted soon. Stay tuned fans!

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Patrol Mode Sideswipe

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Patrol Mode Sideswipe

What Sideswipe lacks in firepower he makes up for in speed and style. The young Autobot is also brave, but sometimes his stubborness gets in the way of his effectiveness. Today's review brings you a look at Patrol Mode Sideswipe.

March 22nd

Comic Book News: IDW Publishing June 2016 Solicitations

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Comic Book News: IDW Publishing June 2016 Solicitations

Transformers #54
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
ALL HAIL OPTIMUS—part 5! OPTIMUS PRIME orders all all-out siege against the DECEPTICONS… leaving himself wide open to a counterattack by the human forces. Which is just what GALVATRON wanted all along…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #54—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The penultimate chapter of the game-changing TRANSFORMERS event!
• Will OPTIMUS PRIME destroy Earth by trying to save it?

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

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars G2 Superion

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars G2 Superion

Superion's varied personalities do not really mesh well together, so he overcomes this by focusing on one goal: destroying Decepticons! It is a task that he is terrifyingly good at, making him frightening to Autobots and Decepticons alike. Today I finish up my reviews of the G2 Aerialbots with a look at Superion!

Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay

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Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay

Several ebay auctions have been posted featuring animation cels from the original Transformers cartoon series. Rather than being shots of the characters from episodes, these appear to be fully painted model sheets that animators would use as a guide. Interestingly these are not just characters who appeared on the TV show, but also models of characters who only appeared briefly in G1 toy commercials!

Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay
Collectible News: Generation One animation cels on ebay

March 20th

Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage

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Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage

Hot on the heels of this morning's reveals are reveals of official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage! These images are courtesy of Hasbro via the awesome folks at Ozformers.

Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage
Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage
Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage
Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage
Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage
Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage
Toy News: Official renders of "Titans Return" Astrotrain and Ravage