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October 30th, 2009

Transformers Collector's Club Punch/Counterpunch exclusive head art revealed!

At Botcon 2009 it was revealed that the Transformers Collector's Club would be using the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe sculpt to bring fans a new rendition of the classic Autobot spy "Punch/Counterpunch", who could transform into two robot modes - an Autobot and a Decepticon. You can now see the artwork the sculptors will be working from on The Transformers Collector's Club web site.

October 27th

Revenge of the Fallen Starscream Reviewed

He was one of the last Decepticons to survive the first Transformers movie, and after his experiences in trying to recreate The Allspark, he returned to Earth to serve The Fallen. He's Starscream and you can read the review for the updated Voyager Class figure here.

October 25th

Revenge of the Fallen Swerve Reviewed

From the days of G1, the Autobot known as Swerve was a redeco and retool of a previously existing figure. Over twenty years later, not that much has changed. Read my review of Revenge of the Fallen Swerve to find out why that is.

October 21st

"Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" toy sales advance Hasbro profits

According to Bloomberg Hasbro's third-quarter profits rose 8.8 percent thanks to the sales of "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" toy sales. According to the article "Net income rose to $150.4 million, or 99 cents a share, from $138.2 million, or 89 cents, a year earlier...". You can read the entire article here.

Revenge of the Fallen Autobot Skids Reviewed

One of the new characters introduced into the Transformers Movie universe is Autobot Skids, one of a pair of "twins". My review of this figure can be found in the "Revenge of the Fallen" toy review section.

October 20th

Transformers to return to the airwaves in 2010?

Whenever a "Movie year" comes along, the media focus points its sights at the big screen, leaving the small screen neglected for a year. The pattern seems to be repeating itself again as Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner mentioned that Hasbro's three biggest money makers including Transformers will return to air waves in 2010. According to Entertainment News International Goldner stated "G.I. Joe, Transformers and My Little Pony could be returning to television in 2010.

October 19th

Botcon 2009 Exclusive "Wings of Honor" boxed set on ebay

I've listed my "Wings of Honor" boxed set on ebay to raise some funds. The bidding starts at a low price of $175 for the set. You can see the auction on ebay. Thank you for looking!

October 18th

NASCAR and Michael Bay promote "Revenge of the Fallen" DVD release

To promote the upcoming release of "Revenge of the Fallen" on DVD and Blu-Ray, director Michael Bay strapped a camera to the NASCAR Impala SS race car. According to Thatsracin.com there were two vehicles at the promotion, one Megatron themed and the other Optimus Prime themed. According to the article: "Two race cars – Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 and Ryan Newman’s No. 39 – had special paint schemes promoting the movie Saturday night.".

When people tell me my collecting is insane, I refer them to things like this - Cleveland Family builds Transformers display

A Cleveland family has built a gigantic display of both movie Optimus Prime and Bumblebee as part of a Halloween display outside their home. They are 17 and 12 feet tall respectively! You can read about them here and view the video of the amazing construction of these robots in the embedded link below.

Can badmouthing a director kill a Transformers character? Megan Fox says no

Over the past few weeks several rumor outlets have posted rumors that the character of Mikaela Baines will be killed off in the third Transformers film, due in part to her badmouthing of director Michael Bay. However, a recent post on Gossip Cop states that a representative for Fox denies the rumor.