Archive - Oct 2017

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Toy Review: "Titans Return" Misfire with Aimless

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Toy Review: "Titans Return" Misfire with Aimless

Misfire is a bundle of enthusiasm and determination. Having enrolled (and failed) out of the Decepticon Military College thousands of times, he is convinced that his skills are improving but he has yet to convince any of his fellow Decepticons! Check out my review of this awesome figure.

Sponsor News BBTS - "Robots in Disguise" Bludgeon, Thermidor & Twinferno up for Pre-Order

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Sponsor News BBTS - "Robots in Disguise" Bludgeon, Thermidor & Twinferno up for Pre-Order

Collectors of the "Robots in Disguise" Warrior Class figures have been a bit concerned about figures from later in the line, namely Bludgeon, Thermidor and Twinferno. The first two figures in particular have been highly desired by fans, but until now getting them has been a challenge. While Twinferno was repacked with several older figures, Bludgeon and Thermidor have only appeared in one wave so far.

October 30th

Sale Alert: "Generations" Titans Return Six Shot on sale for $35.50 on Amazon

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Sale Alert: "Generations" Titans Return Six Shot on sale for $35.50 on Amazon

In Generation One Sixshot was one of the most fierce warriors in the Decepticon arsenal. In modern day IDW Publishing continuity he is one of the terrifying "Phase Sixers" who are among Megatron's most deadly weapons of war. Earlier this year Hasbro released a new Six Shot figure as part of "Titans Return"! If you skipped this figure due to cost, Amazon now has him on sale for $35.50! Follow this link to purchase yours and support Ben's World of Transformers.

Convention News: HasCon 2019 announced (Press Release Added)

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Convention News: HasCon 2019 announced (Press Release Added)

You read that right, fans! The Official HasCon web site has been updated with the dates for the next HasCon: September 6-8 2019. That means there will not be a HasCon in 2018. Given the size and complexity of the show (and that 2017 was their first), it makes sense that Hasbro would want to take some time and plan the next convention carefully. Stay tuned for more updates as they come.

Update: Hasbro has sent their official press release regarding the convention.

October 28th

Toy News: Takara Tomy "Legends" Grand Maximus confirmation, artwork and more!

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Toy News: Takara Tomy "Legends" Grand Maximus confirmation, artwork and more!

A couple weeks ago Takara Tomy revealed their intention to release "Legends" versions of Grand Maximus and Greatshot. However, the production of Grand Maximus depended on the giant robot getting 2000 preorders. Now according to the official Takara Tomy Twitter feed those preorders have been fulfilled! However, orders to get the "Pretender shell" for the Headmaster figure require 3000 preorders and that milestone has not yet been reached.

Toy News: Takara Tomy "Legends" Grand Maximus confirmation, artwork and more!

October 25th

Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "A Grave Problem"

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Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "A Grave Problem"

"Earth Wars" is getting into the spirit of Halloween with a spooky campaign where characters are paralyzed with fear! Check out the details on this solo campaign for this coming weekend.

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

An infection is spreading through the Autobot and Decepticon ranks, filling even the mightiest bots with terrors and fear!

Join Springer and Astrotrain to investigate this new thread in the next Quintessa chapter to earn a NEW Avatar, Spark, and Crystal Shards!

Visions from Beyond

Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "A Grave Problem"
Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "A Grave Problem"

Toy Review: "The Last Knight" Premier Edition Cogman

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Toy Review: "The Last Knight" Premier Edition Cogman

Cogman has served the Witwiccans for generations. While many of his duties are domestic, he is more than capable of handling himself in combat. When things get really tough, he can combine with his vehicle to form a larger and more powerful robot! Today's review brings you a look at Deluxe Cogman from "The Last Knight"!

Hasbro warns of Q4 losses due to Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

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Hasbro warns of Q4 losses due to Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

CNN reports that Hasbro (among other toy companies) is expecting losses close to 10% this quarter due in part to the recently announced Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy. Hasbro has been reporting good sales, however the article states:

October 24th

Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Deluxe Class Snarl

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Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Deluxe Class Snarl

Snarl lives up to his name. If you see him smile, it usually means he's about to turn you into a pile of scrap metal. The thrill of battle is the only thing that makes him happy! Check out my catch up review of "Age of Extinction" Snarl.

October 19th

Toy News: "Titans Return" Cloudraker and Wingspan listed on Walgreens.com

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Toy News: "Titans Return" Cloudraker and Wingspan listed on Walgreens.com

After months of anticipation, the two pack featuring the Autobot and Decepticon "Clones" Cloudraker and Wingspan has finally been listed on the Walgreens web site! However, the item is listed as "Not sold online" and includes a search engine for you to look for a store near you to purchase one. However, I strongly advise that you call any store listed to check on the stock before charging out and possibly facing disappointment.

Toy News: "Titans Return" Cloudraker and Wingspan listed on Walgreens.com
Toy News: "Titans Return" Cloudraker and Wingspan listed on Walgreens.com