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February 18th, 2017

Cartoon News: "Combiner Force" comes to "Robots in Disguise"

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Cartoon News: "Combiner Force" comes to "Robots in Disguise"

While the "Generations" segment of the Transformers toy line has moved away from Combiners, the younger skewing "Robots in Disguise" is just getting started with them! This upcoming season will feature Combiners as a major component of the story arc. Hasbro has shared two of these animation models. The first is "Ultrabee" who is made up of the core Team Bumblebee members: Bumblebee, Grimlock, Strongarm and Sideswipe. On the side of evil is Menasor, who is formed by Dragstrip, Heatseeker, Motormaster, Slashmark & Wildbreak.

Cartoon News: "Combiner Force" comes to "Robots in Disguise"

Hasbro News: "Power of the Primes" voting winner announced

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Hasbro News: "Power of the Primes" voting winner announced

After much anticipation, Hasbro announced the winner of its "Power of the Primes" vote during today's Toy Fair 2017 presentation. The winner is the Boss Monkey himself, Optimus Primal! Many were surprised that Optimus Primal beat out other characters such as Star Saber and Deathsaurus. However, do not despair! Just because a character does not win the vote, that does not mean they will never be made into a toy. As "Combiner Wars" and "Titans Return" have shown us, Hasbro is mining the history of Transformers in unexpected ways for "Generations".

ICYMI: Ben's World of Transformers Tweets from Hasbro Toy Fair 2017

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ICYMI: Ben's World of Transformers Tweets from Hasbro Toy Fair 2017

In case you missed it, I live Tweeted from the Hasbro presentations today at Toy Fair 2017! Nowadays Hasbro's presentations go really fast, so I was not able to capture every last detail, but I did my best to grab as many fun details as I could and Tweet them. Check out the Tweets from today's Hasbro presentation.

Toy News: Toy Fair 2017 Hasbro Showroom Galleries online

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Toy News: Toy Fair 2017 Hasbro Showroom Galleries online

Thanks to the amazing folks at Hasbro, Rogers & Cowan, Litzky PR and Kabam! this has been one amazing day at Hasbro's showroom and Kabam's "Forged to Fight" cocktail party! As always, I will be providing a write up on my experiences at Toy Fair, but I know eye candy takes priority so if you'd like to see photos from the Hasbro showroom, check out these galleries:

February 17th

Toy News: Hasbro gives a sneak peek at their showroom for Toy Fair 2017

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Toy News: Hasbro gives a sneak peek at their showroom for Toy Fair 2017

Hasbro has sent out a Tweet that provides a sneak peek at their showroom for tomorrow's Toy Fair 2017 event! The most prominent figure in the photo is Trypticon in both dinosaur and base modes. Along with him are some familiar figures already released including Triggerhappy and Gnaw. But wait, there's more! A quick scan of the image seems to also hint at some other potential goodies including:

  • Quickswitch (or at least a 'bot with his colors) in the background.

Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon

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Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon

The folks over at have an exciting scoop revealing "Generations" Trypticon! Voted on last year by fans, this Titan Class figure is finally revealed in its three form glory. In addition to official photos we also have a look at prototype and concept art!

Some fun points:

  • Trypticon will be released in the Fall at a price point of $149.99.
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon
Toy News: IGN reveals "Titans Return" Trypticon

Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Ptero

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Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Ptero

Autobot Ptero is a skilled flier and bombardier who can take out ground-based targets from miles above. When he unites with other bots, he gives them the power to fly at supersonic speed! Check out my review of Titan Master Ptero.

February 16th

Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Starscream and Blurr featured on Hasbro Pulse

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Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Starscream and Blurr featured on Hasbro Pulse

As this week ramps up to Toy Fair 2017, Hasbro Pulse has posted an article featuring "Robots in Disguise" Blurr and Starscream! The article discusses the two characters being redesigned for the series with Senior Product Designer Sean Carmine Isabella. The post contains neat tid bits like this about Starscream:

Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Starscream and Blurr featured on Hasbro Pulse
Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Starscream and Blurr featured on Hasbro Pulse
Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Starscream and Blurr featured on Hasbro Pulse
Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Starscream and Blurr featured on Hasbro Pulse

Sponsor News from BBTS - Mythic Legions, Predator, Harley Quinn, MMPR, Rick & Morty, Transformers & More!

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February 15th

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Kup & Hun-Grrr info and character Q&A

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Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Kup & Hun-Grrr info and character Q&A

New Bots Preview - Kup & Hun-Gurrr Gameplay Design

In previous weeks, we’ve taken a look at art concepts for Kup & Hun-Gurrr as well as their modeling and animation pipelines. This week, we’ll be diving deep into gameplay territory.

Kup and Hun-Gurrr are both members of the Special class, yet their in-game stats and abilities differ widely. Upon release, they will be paired to an as of yet unannounced Autobot and Decepticon.

Kup

Design Goals & Role

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Kup & Hun-Grrr info and character Q&A
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Kup & Hun-Grrr info and character Q&A