Archive - Mar 2018

March 16th

BWTF Classic Review: "Beast Wars Transformers" Ultra Class Optimus Primal

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BWTF Classic Review: "Beast Wars Transformers" Ultra Class Optimus Primal

Optimus Primal was introduced in 1996 and over the years the character has remained in Transformers lore in various forms. This year fans will have a new version of Primal thanks to last year's fan vote, making him the new "Prime". In anticipation of this, BWTF jumps back in time to take a look at the original Ultra Class figure. Check out my restored review with new comments and photos!

March 15th

Press Release: Toys"R"Us to Wind Down U.S. Business

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Press Release: Toys"R"Us to Wind Down U.S. Business

WAYNE, N.J., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the Company's U.S. stores, including stores in Puerto Rico. Toys"R"Us will provide more details about the plans for the liquidation of its U.S. stores and going out of business sales in the near term.

Game News: Kickback joins "Forged to Fight" March 15, 2018

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Game News: Kickback joins "Forged to Fight" March 15, 2018

Today, Kabam issued an update that allows players to add Kickback, the Decepticon Insecticon to their ultimate squad today, in "Transformers: Forged to Fight". Details on Kickback are below:

BOT INTEL REPORT – KICKBACK
Add Kickback to your ultimate squad March 15th at 10AM PDT!

ABOUT KICKBACK:
Faction: Decepticon
Class: Scout

Game News: Kickback joins "Forged to Fight" March 15, 2018

March 13th

Game News: Optimus Prime's life hangs in the balance in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Heavy Mettle"

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Game News: Optimus Prime's life hangs in the balance in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Heavy Mettle"

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Optimus Prime’s life is in danger. Will the Autobots be able to save him?
Also, in this week's event, you can earn large amounts of resources to get you started well into HQ16!

Heavy Mettle
Unable to heal from battle injuries, Optimus Prime’s spark is rapidly fading.

As his time shortens, the possibility of his death weakens the Autobot’s morale.

But not all hope is lost, as one of the legendary Prime Cores may be Optimus Prime’s last chance for survival.

Event type: Individual Totaliser

Game News: Optimus Prime's life hangs in the balance in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Heavy Mettle"
Game News: Optimus Prime's life hangs in the balance in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Heavy Mettle"
Game News: Optimus Prime's life hangs in the balance in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Heavy Mettle"
Game News: Optimus Prime's life hangs in the balance in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event "Heavy Mettle"

March 12th

Toy Review: "Power of the Primes" Tailgate

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Toy Review: "Power of the Primes" Tailgate

Tailgate is a 'bot who holds steadfast to his beliefs. Unfortunately for his fellow Autobots that belief system largely centers around believing every mechanical device on Earth is sentient. True to his name, Tailgate can use a powerful magnet to be pulled by other vehicles to reduce his fuel usage. Check out my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Tailgate!

Ben's Toy Box: "Star Trek" U.S.S. Enterprise (Phase 2)

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Ben's Toy Box: "Star Trek" U.S.S. Enterprise (Phase 2)

In today's visit to Ben's Toy Box, I bring you a look at the U.S.S. Enterprise from Phase 2, an unproduced Star Trek series that almost aired in 1978! Eaglemoss brings this unique design which has never been available like this before. Check out my thoughts and photos of this cool addition tot he toy box!

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Warrior Class Fracture

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Warrior Class Fracture

Fracture is a Decepticon but he prefers working on his own backed up by his Mini-Cons. He has no honor, believing the ends justify the means, making him a very dangerous villain! Check out my review of Warrior Class Fracture from "Robots in Disguise"!

Music News: Generation One Soundtrack to go back to press

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Music News: Generation One Soundtrack to go back to press

On March 9th the "Generation One" soundtrack went on sale and the Optimus Prime and Megatron variants sold out in an incredible six minutes. Limited to 500 copies each, many fans turned to purchasing the "Bumblebee" version on Thinkgeek and even that is sold out now! However there is good news. Enjoy The Ride/Toons has announced they will repress the record! Check out the Tweet below:

March 8th

Business News: Toys 'R' Us may be liquidating its U.S. business

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Business News: Toys 'R' Us may be liquidating its U.S. business

Various outlets including Bloomberg Markets and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Toys 'R' Us may be closing all of its U.S. Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us stores.

March 7th

Toy Review: "Legends" Super Ginrai

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Toy Review: "Legends" Super Ginrai

Once a simple truck driver, Ginrai was shown his destiny when he encountered the Transformers. Soon he learned he was more than just a regular working guy. He was a hero! Today I bring you an extensive look at "Legends" Super Ginrai!