Archive - Mar 2016

March 10th

Convention News: Guest Change for Botcon 2016 and Club News

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Convention News: Guest Change for Botcon 2016 and Club News

There have been some changes to the guest line up for Botcon 2016. "Beast Wars" and "Energon" voice actor Scott McNeil has had to back out due to personal reasons. Instead, G1 voice actor Gregg Berger will be attending!

The latest communication from the club also revealed a surprise: the club will be ending in December of 2016. Here is the relevant part of the email:

All memberships will end December 31, 2016. Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

TV Shows: "Beast Wars" gallery for "The Web" added

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TV Shows: "Beast Wars" gallery for "The Web" added

When Cheetor gets in over his head, it's up to his buddy Rattrap to save him from the clutches of Tarantulas! Check out my new gallery featuring screen captures from "The Web"! While you're at it, check out my BWTF classic review of the episode.

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" Warrior Class Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" Warrior Class Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime

While searching the Arctic for the Decepticon Polar Claw, Optimus Prime took on the camo pattern of a local vehicle to better disguise himself as he hunted his prey! Check out my review of Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime!

March 9th

Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed

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Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed

The Official Botcon 2016 Facebook page has released two pages from the comic book to be released at Botcon 2016! The comic is a joint effort between Fun Publications and IDW Publishing. "Dawn of the Predacus" is written by John-Paul Bove with art by Corin Howell.

Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed
Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed

Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Computron image leaked

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Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Computron image leaked

Shortly before Toy Fair 2016, the artwork for what appeared to be Computron leaked. Now another image has been revealed via Weibo featuring what appears to be the back of the box photo for a Computron boxed set! This image seems to confirm a lot of previous rumors including a retooled Groove as Afterburner and the Ramhorn sculpt being used as Nosecone! Also note the new style of feet and hands which focus less on being weapons and more on looking like sturdy (posable) pieces.

March 8th

Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released

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Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released

Thanks to online retailer Hobby Link Japan we now have nice quality photos of the upcoming Headmasters from Takara Tomy's "Transformers Legends" line to ogle! The Hardhead pictures in particular are sweet as they feature the character in color. Both Hardhead and Skullcruncher's photos show off the extra accessories and new faces that will be exclusive to these releases. Note the additional paint details on Hardhead's Headmaster which differ quite a bit from the releases announced for "Titans Return".

Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released
Toy News: Clear photos of "Legends" Headmasters released

Toy Review: "Generations" Marissa Faireborn & Afterbreaker

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Toy Review: "Generations" Marissa Faireborn & Afterbreaker

Marissa Faireborn has the blood of heroes running through her. The daughter of G.I. Joe members Flint and Lady Jaye has served proudly in the military and protects Earth alongside the Autobots as part of the Earth Defense Command. Partnered with Afterbreaker she is a force to be reckoned with! Today's review brings you a look at the Transformers Collector's Club exclusive Marissa Faireborn with Afterbreaker!

March 7th

Toy Review: "Beast Wars Transformers" Inferno

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Toy Review: "Beast Wars Transformers" Inferno

When the Stasis Pod containing Inferno crashed on ancient Earth, the large Protoform became the terrifying Predacon Inferno! Loyal to Megatron and his "Hive", this creature knows only serving his "Queen" and the joy of destruction! Today's review brings you a look at a classic figure: "Beast Wars Transformers" Inferno!

Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus

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Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus

Thanks to the folks at Autobot Aichi fans can now ogle at awesome, high quality photos of the upcoming Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus. This version of Magnus is based on the original Diaclone colors the original Ultra Magnus toy was released in before it was repurposed as a "Transformers" toy in the 1980's (I've embedded the commercial from Youtube below for you to check out). These photos also show off the accessories that will be included with this figure.

Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus
Toy News: High Quality Photos of Delta Magnus

March 4th

Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases

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Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases

Thanks to Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore we now have new images of exciting upcoming Takara Tomy releases! First up is "Delta Magnus", a Diaclone themed redeco of Ultra Magnus! Next up are three "Legends" (aka "Generations") releases featuring Hardhead, Skullcruncher and Galvatron. Take note that Skullcruncher and Hardhead both come with the mini-vehicles being released outside Japan but without their Head/Titanmaster partners!

Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases
Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases
Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases
Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases
Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases
Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases
Toy New: Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore features new Takara Tomy releases