Archive - May 2017

Sponsor News: Bigbadtoystore Exclusive "Siege on Cybertron" set up for pre-order

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Sponsor News: Bigbadtoystore Exclusive "Siege on Cybertron" set up for pre-order

Ben's World of Transformers sponsor Bigbadtoystore has put up preorders for their exclusive "Siege on Cybertron" boxed set. This follow up to the "Chaos on Velocitron" boxed set includes:

  • Magnus Prime (a redeco of the Takara Tomy "Legends" Ginrai)
  • Metalhawk
  • Pounce
  • Thudnerwing Titan Master
  • Tidal Wave

The boxed set is priced at $99.99, the same as "Chaos on Velocitron". It is due for release in July 2017.

Movie News: Hailee Steinfeld in talks to star in Bumblebee movie

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Movie News: Hailee Steinfeld in talks to star in Bumblebee movie

Via Empire Online, news has come out that actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming live action "Bumblebee" movie. Steinfeld is no stanger to science fiction, having played the role of Petra Arkanian in 2013's "Ender's Game" film.

Comic Book News: "Till All Are One" has been cancelled

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Comic Book News: "Till All Are One" has been cancelled

Series writer Mairghread Scott has announced via her blog that the IDW Publishing "Till All Are One" title has been cancelled. According to Scott's post:

Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event - "Handle with Care"

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Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event - "Handle with Care"

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Find out what lies within the Moon Base for a chance to unlock a 2, 3 or 4-Star Kup or Dead End!



Handle with Care

Moon base’s solitude is in jeopardy: a confrontation arises as Decepticon and Autobot soldiers advance to uncover Straxus’ secret plans.

Which faction will succeed? And most importantly, what is so powerful that needs to be hidden on the moon?

Start Date: 02/06/2017 11:00 UTC
End Date: 05/06/2017 11:00 UTC
Prestiges Allowed: 60

May 30th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Legion Class Blurr

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Legion Class Blurr

On Velocitron Blurr was a champion racer who gained great fame. However once he came to Earth he discoverd that his significant ego was not fully earned. Seeking to learn to be a hero, Blurr has worked with the Rescue Bots and recently joined Team Bee to become a better 'bot! Today I bring you a look at Legion Class Blurr from "Robots in Disguise"!

May 29th

Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Kickback

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Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Kickback

Kickback is an expert at manipulation. One moment he is your best friend and the next he is blackmailing you into working against your allies! Check out my review of Legends Class Kicback from "Titans Return"!

Toy News: Takara Tomy features Black Convoy & Dark Optimus Prime

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Toy News: Takara Tomy features Black Convoy & Dark Optimus Prime

Evil rises in a new photo on the Official Takara Tomy Twitter feed! In this fun picture Black Convoy (aka "Robots in Disguise" Scourge) and Dark Optimus Prime join forces no doubt to prepare for battle against the forces of good!

Black Convoy is a Tokyo Toy Show exclusive. The Dark Convoy figure is offered as part of advanced movie ticket purchases in Japan with a larger release due in September. Check out the photo in the embed below and mirrored in this post.

May 28th

Movie News: Viviane Wembly's ID revealed on the Official Transformers Facebook

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Movie News: Viviane Wembly's ID revealed on the Official Transformers Facebook

Actress Laura Haddock has featured in several of the trailers and promotional events for "Transformers: The Last Knight", but fans are now getting a look at the professional credentials of her character in the film: Viviane Wembly. Her role in the film is uncertain but her knowledge of literature may play into the themes of having Transformers interacting with humans in the past. You can check out the brief (and I mean brief) video in the embed below:

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Activator Combiner Strongarm & Trickout

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Activator Combiner Strongarm & Trickout

With the fast and powerful Stunticons on the loose, Strongarm can use every advantage she can to defeat them. Thanks to her Mini-Con partner Trickout, she can become supercharged when the two combine! Check out my review of Strongarm with Trickout.

May 27th

Affiliate News: "Titans Return" Brawn and Roadburn available on Amazon

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Affiliate News: "Titans Return" Brawn and Roadburn available on Amazon

Are you frustrated at trying to find Brawn and Roadburn in stores? Do you hate online scalper prices? Well now you can purchase them for retail ($9.99) on Amazon! Both Autobots are currently available to order. Follow the links below to purchase your figures and support Ben's World of Transformers! Act fast because Amazon stock tends to sell very quickly. Good luck!

Affiliate News: "Titans Return" Brawn and Roadburn available on Amazon