Archive - 2019

Date

May 18th

Toy News: "Transformers BotBots" Bakery Bytes and Lawn League Available at Toys R Us Canada

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Toy News: "Transformers BotBots" Bakery Bytes and Lawn League Available at Toys R Us Canada

The second series of BotBots have begun to hit stores in the past few weeks, and while BotBots fans are rejoicing, a mystery has been floating around. Back in January it was revealed there would be a "Series 1.5" consisting of two tribes, the "Bakery Bytes" and the "Lawn League". However, since then there has been no word on these figures.

May 16th

Toy News: Hasbro Launches Poll for Upcoming "Vintage G1" Reissue

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Toy News: Hasbro Launches Poll for Upcoming "Vintage G1" Reissue

The Walmart exclusive "Vintage G1" line of G1 reissues have been a hit with many fans and it looks like Hasbro intends to keep the line going at least into 2020. Earlier this morning the Official Transformers Facebook Page posted a new poll for fans to vote on which figure should be a reissue in 2020. The choices are Blaster (no indication of any cassettes being included) or Skywarp. Check out the poll embedded below and get your vote in!

Comic Books: Hero X Reveals Cover for "Transformers Classics" Volume 4

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Comic Books: Hero X Reveals Cover for "Transformers Classics" Volume 4

Starting in February 2018, Hero X (formerly Million Dollar Publishing) began to release a series of reprints of the Generation One comic books by Marvel Comics as "Transformers Classics". Yesterday they announced Volume 4 of this series will be released on May 31st.

In addition they have revealed the awesome cover by artist @kazumasa_yskn featuring images from the issues inside including the (re)birth of the "1985" Autobots such as Tracks and Smokescreen on Earth along with the infamous Robot Master!

May 15th

Toy Review: "Generations" War for Cybertron: Siege Ironhide

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Toy Review: "Generations" War for Cybertron: Siege Ironhide

Ironhide is a rough and tough Autobot who has a gentle soul deep inside his Spark. Some Autobots dismiss him because of his age, but those who know better realize he is one of the best at bustin' Deceptichops! Check out my review and gallery of "Siege" Ironhide.

Game News: Prime Cores, Sparks and Shards are the focus in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event

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Game News: Prime Cores, Sparks and Shards are the focus in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!
Don’t miss the live stream this Thursday as there will be some sneak peeks!

Survival Instinct

Take part in this weekend's event to win:

- Up to 3,000 Prime Core Shards
- Up to 3,000 Premium Shards
- Up to 30,000 Spark
- And Bonus XP per Battle

Each Prime Core will greatly enhance your bots by giving them unique Prime abilities!

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 17/05/19 10:00 UTC
End Date: 20/05/19 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: 30
Bonus Experience: Triple XP

Game News: Prime Cores, Sparks and Shards are the focus in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event
Game News: Prime Cores, Sparks and Shards are the focus in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event
Game News: Prime Cores, Sparks and Shards are the focus in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event

May 14th

Pre-Order Alert: "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia Now Available for Pre-Order via US Retailers

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Pre-Order Alert: "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia Now Available for Pre-Order via US Retailers

After yesterday's awesome flurry of official photos featuring "Masterpiece" MP-46 Blackarachnia, U.S. retailers have surprised fans by putting up preorders overnight! Once upon a time, fans would have to wait for Japanese retailers or importers to list "Masterpiece" figures, but for a while now "Masterpiece" figures have become something of a joint effort between Hasbro and Takara Tomy, seeing release not only in Japan (and parts of Asia) but other countries as well!

Toy Review: "Cyberverse" Ultra Class Slipstream

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Toy Review: "Cyberverse" Ultra Class Slipstream

In "Cyberverse", Starscream is Air Commander but Slipstream is the Decepticon leading the Seekers in day to day operations against the Autobots! Check out my review and gallery of Ultra Class Slipstream.

Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia

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Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia

After an unofficial reveal earlier today, Takara Tomy Mall has posted its official listing for "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia with higher quality images! The listing also includes the official product description (via Google Translate):

Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia

May 13th

Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin

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Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin

About a week ago fans were treated to photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia's beast mode from the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan. Now thanks to Digitamin we have more photos to look at! These appear to be the official Takara Tomy product shots, but since they are not from an official source of course take these with a grain of salt.

Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin

Toy Review: "Cyberverse" 1-Step Changer Hot Rod

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Toy Review: "Cyberverse" 1-Step Changer Hot Rod

Young, fast, brave and quick to action, Hot Rod is an Autobot who is not afraid to challenge friends to a race or jump into a combat situation when called upon. This morning I bring you my review and gallery of 1-Step Changer Hot Rod from "Cyberverse"!