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February 12th, 2019

Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire

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Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire

News and images continue to pop up online as we get closer to Toy Fair 2019!

Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire
Toy News: Official Takara Tomy Stock Photos of "Siege" Brunt and Jetfire

February 11th

Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+

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Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+

This past week, Takara Tomy revealed Masterpiece Bluestreak with a new deco and accessories. Now we have confirmation that this figure will be released outside Japan thanks to the folks at Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan. So far we know it will be sold exclusively via EB Games in Canada, but no other venues have been cited yet. Hasbro has also not yet revealed the price point for this figure. The pre-order date is February 8. For now, check out these awesome official photos courtesy of Hasbro!

Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0

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Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0

This past weekend the new Bumblebee was revealed at Wonderfest 2019. Now we have confirmation that this figure will be released outside Japan thanks to the folks at Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan. So far we know it will be sold exclusively via EB Games in Canada, but no other venues have been cited yet. The pre-order date is February 13. Hasbro has also not yet revealed the price point for this figure. For now check out these clear stock photos showing the new version of Bumblebee in Masterpiece form!

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0

February 10th

Toy News: Hasbro and Kotaku reveal "Cyberverse" Spark Armor series

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Toy News: Hasbro and Kotaku reveal "Cyberverse" Spark Armor series

Hasbro and Kotaku have teamed up for a fun reveal leading up to Toy Fair 2019: The "Cyberverse" Spark Armor series! Taking cues from past Transformers toys (including shades of G1 Action Masters), these figures feature a transformable "base" figure such as Prowl or Optimus Prime which include a vehicle that can become armor and weaponry for the robot. This new expression of the line in "Cyberverse" will feature three price points:

Battle Class ($14.99 USD)

Elite Class Bumblebee (Armor vehicle)
Elite Class Bumblebee
Elite Class Bumblebee
Battle Class Jetfire
Battle Class Jetfire (Armor vehicle)
Battle Class Jetfire
Battle Class Jetfire
Elite Class Megatron
Elite Class Megatron (vehicle armor)
Elite Class Megatron
Elite Class Megatron
Elite Class Optimus Prime
Elite Class Optimus Prime (Armor Vehicle)
Elite Class Optimus Prime
Elite Class Optimus Prime
Battle Class Prowl
Battle Class Prowl (Armor Vehicle)
Battle Class Prowl
Battle Class Prowl
Battle Class Sky-Byte
Battle Class Sky-Byte
Battle Class Sky-Byte
Battle Class Starscream
Battle Class Starscream
Battle Class Starscream (Armor Vehicle)
Battle Class Starscream
Ark Power Optimus Prime
Ark Power Optimus Prime

Comic Books: Details and Promotional Art Released for "Mazinger Z vs. Transformers" comic book

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Comic Books: Details and Promotional Art Released for "Mazinger Z vs. Transformers" comic book

Playing some news catch up, Village Books has posted details about an upcoming "Mazinger Z vs. Transformers" crossover Manga! For those unfamiliar, Mazinger Z (aka Tranzor Z in the United States) was a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai that debuted in 1972. Mazinger Z continues to flourish to this day with many toys made of the character and a film that was just released in Japan in 2018.

Here is some info on the book (translated via Google Translate):

[Synopsis]

Toy Review: "Vintage G1" Outback

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Toy Review: "Vintage G1" Outback

Following the rules takes too long for Outback. He believes in taking shortcuts whenever possible. If Decepticons get in the way he can use his mortar cannon to blast them with armor-piercing shells! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Vintage G1" Outback. Take a look for your morning hit of nostalgia!

February 9th

Toy News: Wonderfest reveals new Transformers figures including a Star Convoy homage and Masterpiece Blackarachnia

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Toy News: Wonderfest reveals new Transformers figures including a Star Convoy homage and Masterpiece Blackarachnia

Winter Wonder Festival 2019 has begun and Takara Tomy was on hand with an impressive display showing off several upcoming Transformers coming out in Japan this year! Before I go down the list of reveals, check out the set up from the Official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter:


February 8th

Affiliate News: Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+ up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

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Affiliate News: Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+ up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Ben's World of Transformers affiliate site Entertainment Earth has put up pre-orders for the upcoming Masterpiece MP-18+ Bluestreak. This retool and redeco of Masterpiece Streak was announced earlier this week. This figure will not only sport a new deco, but it will also feature blast effects and face plates. Bluestreak is listed at $79.99 with a ship date of August 2019.

February 7th

Toy Review: "Bumblebee" Movie Power Series Blitzwing

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Toy Review: "Bumblebee" Movie Power Series Blitzwing

Sent to Earth to hunt down the Autobot warrior, B-127, Blitzwing is a powerful warrior filled with anger for the Autobot rebels! Check out my review and gallery of Power Series Blitzwing from the "Bumblebee" Movie toy line.