Archive - Aug 2017

August 30th

Game News: "Earth Wars" jumps to the future with this weekend's event "Arachnophobia"

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Game News: "Earth Wars" jumps to the future with this weekend's event "Arachnophobia"

Note: This appears to be an Alliance event based on chatter in the VIP chat. Leaving out that requirement was apparently a typo.

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Step to the Future

Blackarachnia claims to be investigating the temporal portals that abducted Megatron and Optimus Primal.

Her true intentions are still to be unveiled.

Arachnophobia

The Maximals and Predacons have been leaderless and directionless since Optimus Primal and Megatron entered the time-space portal.

Game News: "Earth Wars" jumps to the future with this weekend's event "Arachnophobia"
Game News: "Earth Wars" jumps to the future with this weekend's event "Arachnophobia"
Game News: "Earth Wars" jumps to the future with this weekend's event "Arachnophobia"

August 29th

Toy News: Cyber Battalion Jetfire found at Walgreens

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Toy News: Cyber Battalion Jetfire found at Walgreens

Fellow fan and friend Joe Deas has found something awesome during a shopping trip at Walgreens tonight: Cyber Battalion Jetfire! Previously the Cyber Battalion figures were exclusive to some parts of Asia and South America. However rumors recently surfaced that the Cyber Battalion would start showing up at Walgreens and it appears their arrival is finally here! This was a Walgreens in Rancho Cordova, California. Jetfire was priced at $16.99. In addition to Jetfire it is likely his "case mate" Prowl is also out in the wild as well.

Good hunting, fellow fans!

Toy News: Cyber Battalion Jetfire found at Walgreens

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Menasor

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Menasor

A special team of Decepticons called the Stunticons burns rubber on Earth. Led by the loud, proud, and totally evil Motormaster, these Stunticons want to own the roads but the Autobots keep getting in the way. Now, Motormaster and his crew have a new plan: they’re going to combine. Together they form Menasor, a sinister super robot that towers over his foes. Check out my review of "Robots in Disguise" Menasor!

Legal News: Hasbro sues DC Comics over "Bumblebee" trademark

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Legal News: Hasbro sues DC Comics over "Bumblebee" trademark

According to Variety, Hasbro has filed a suit against Warner Bros. and DC Comics for trademark infringement. Specifically the suit centers around the DC Comics character of Bumblebee and how merchandising for that character can potentially infringe upon items featuring the Autobot who has been a centerpiece of the Transformers live action film universe for a decade now.

August 26th

Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Krok with Gatorface

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Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Krok with Gatorface

A sports star is an unusual choice for a Decepticon warrior, but Krok's powerful kicks are legendary and his leadership skills are unquestioned, making him an ideal Decepticon warrior! Check out my review of Decepticon Krok with Gatorface!

August 24th

Movie News: Volkswagon Beetle seen on set of "Bumblebee" movie

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Movie News: Volkswagon Beetle seen on set of "Bumblebee" movie

Instagram member Kathy Applebaum recently came across a filming location for the upcoming live action "Bumblebee" movie. On set were two Volkswagon Beetles, presumably the vehicle modes for the titular character. The first shot showed the two from a distance, but her final shot shows the vehicle up close. Bumblebee's Volkswagon Beetle form was first hinted at in the 2007 live action "Transformers" movie, however that was more of an in-joke/callback to Generation One.

Game News: Starscream joins "Transformers: Forged to Fight"

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Game News: Starscream joins "Transformers: Forged to Fight"

Kabam has added Starscream as a playable character to "Transformers: Forged to Fight"! Check out the details, video and creator commentary on the character below courtesy of Kabam!

Starscream
Faction: Decepticons | Class: Tactician

Don’t turn your back on Megatron’s notoriously less than loyal Decepticon Air Commander. His lust for power through betrayal earns him scorn, ridicule, and the odd laser blast from Megatron, yet his legendary resilience always prevails. He dreams that one day he will be called Lord. Lord Starscream.

August 23rd

Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "Primal Call"

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Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "Primal Call"

Space Ape has sent BWTF info on their upcoming event "Primal Call"! The Beast Wars will be showing up again in the game based on the description. This also appears to be a solo event (since being part of an Alliance is not a requirement) which are uncommon, so fans who are not yet in Alliances have a chance to get some in-game goodies. Check out the details below:

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Who, or what lies in the far future?

Grimlock never one to shy away from a challenge has decided the Time Continuum has the answer.

What could possibly go wrong...

Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "Primal Call"
Game News: Space Ape announces this weekend's event "Primal Call"

August 22nd

Comic Books: IDW Publishing November 2017 Transformers Solicitations

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Comic Books: IDW Publishing November 2017 Transformers Solicitations

Optimus Prime #13—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Kei Zama (c)
As the consequences of the First Strike event reverberate, Optimus Prime ventures into the wilderness of Cybertron to search for the first new Cybertronian life to emerge in four million years!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #13—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #13—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Books: IDW Publishing November 2017 Transformers Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing November 2017 Transformers Solicitations

Toy Review: "The Last Knight" Toys R Us Exclusive Cybertron

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Toy Review: "The Last Knight" Toys R Us Exclusive Cybertron

Cybertron is a massive, converting planet forged from a mighty and legendary spark. Home to eons of Transformers, he rests in planet mode, until combat so colossal erupts that Cybertron awakens again. Today's review brings you a look at the Toys R Us exclusive Supreme Class Cybertron!