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April 24th, 2018

Affiliate News: Studio Series Voyager Class Thundercracker up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

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Affiliate News: Studio Series Voyager Class Thundercracker up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Before the announcement that Toys 'R' Us would wind down its United States based business, it had been announced at Toy Fair 2018 that Toys 'R' Us would be carrying an exclusive figure for the "Studio Series": Voyager Class Thundercracker, a retool and redeco of "The Last Knight" Nitro. Over the past couple of months, some of these figures have managed to reach Toys 'R' Us stores.

Cartoon News: Dinobots, Predacons and more feature in the trailer for "Power of the Primes"

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Cartoon News: Dinobots, Predacons and more feature in the trailer for "Power of the Primes"

Only days ahead of the its May 1st debut, the trailer for "Power of the Primes" has dropped! The trailer shows off the Dinobots and Predaking along with the cast of characters introduced in "Titans Return". It also reveals Megatronus' ultimate plan which spells trouble for Autobots and Decepticons alike! The trailer ends with an interesting reveal and another new character. Check it out in the embed below!

April 22nd

Cartoon News: Sludge joins the action in "Power of the Primes"

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Cartoon News: Sludge joins the action in "Power of the Primes"

Thanks to the official Facebook page of voice actor and fellow fan Frank Todaro we now have confirmation that not only will the Dinobot Sludge be joining the "Power of the Primes" cartoon but he will also be voiced by Todaro himself! From his post:

April 20th

Business News: Toys 'R' Us Canada finds a buyer

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Business News: Toys 'R' Us Canada finds a buyer

As toy collectors across America continue to watch Toys 'R' Us in the United States take a slow march to its end, Toys 'R' Us Canada has been given a second chance at life thanks to Fairfax Financial Holdings. According to Bloomberg, Fairfax has agreed to purchase Toys 'R' Us Canada for C$300 million ($237 million in USD).

April 19th

Toy Review: "Generations" Power of the Primes Battleslash

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Toy Review: "Generations" Power of the Primes Battleslash

Battleslash is a bully, but one with a powerful rotor blade weapon that backs up his threats! He is also one half of a Duocon team who can combine with Roadtrap to form the dreaded Battletrap. Check out my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Battleslash!

Collectible News: Hallmark reveals the 2018 Transformers Keepsake Ornament

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Collectible News: Hallmark reveals the 2018 Transformers Keepsake Ornament

In recent years Hallmark has been releasing special Keepsake Ornaments each year. These have been based on the original action figures from the 80's. In previous years they released the likes of Optimus Prime and Megatron. Now we know the ornament for 2018: Starscream! The Ornament will retail for $15.99. Here is the official product description from Hallmark's web site.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Collectible News: Hallmark reveals the 2018 Transformers Keepsake Ornament
Collectible News: Hallmark reveals the 2018 Transformers Keepsake Ornament
Collectible News: Hallmark reveals the 2018 Transformers Keepsake Ornament

Toy Review Update: "Timelines" Botcon 2005 exclusive Flamewar

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Toy Review Update: "Timelines" Botcon 2005 exclusive Flamewar

In 2005 I had the privilege of helping Fun Publications plan out its first set of Botcon exclusives. Among the characters was a new Decepticon named Flamewar who has gone on to have two more toys made of her. As a special treat I have updated my Flamewar review with new photos including a couple featuring the test shot of Flamewar from the factory!

April 18th

Toy Review: "Authentics" Megatron

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Toy Review: "Authentics" Megatron

Megatron sees tyranny as the key to a peaceful universe. To that end he will destroy anyone in the way of his goal of universal domination! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Authentics" Megatron.

Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations

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Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations

Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade’s homeworld—but that’s just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)... and it’s starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations
Comic Books: IDW Publishing July 2018 Solicitations

April 17th

Game News: Victorion and Menasor join the battle in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event

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Game News: Victorion and Menasor join the battle in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Victorion and Menasor are on the way to you this week!
Do you have all the bots to assemble them and unleash their powers?

Call to Victory

The crusade to find and get the Prime Cores has posed great risks to the Autobots.

In order to give them a tactical advantage on the battlefield, Rodimus Prime intends to use the Enigma of Combination to create the ultimate defensive power.

But his mind isn’t the only one contemplating the power of the combiners...

Event type: Individual Totaliser

Game News: Victorion and Menasor join the battle in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event
Game News: Victorion and Menasor join the battle in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event
Game News: Victorion and Menasor join the battle in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event
Game News: Victorion and Menasor join the battle in this weekend's "Earth Wars" event