November 2nd, 2009

Exclusive Mail-Away "Revenge of the Fallen" Ravage figure revealed! has obtained images of the upcoming "Battlefield Bumblebee versus Infiltration Soundwave two pack. This two pack of redecos features Cannon Bumblebee and the deluxe Soundwave figure along with a "N.E.S.T." Patch and "Mission Guide". Collect three of the N.E.S.T. figures and attach the enclosed stickers to the guide and mail it in to receive this Ravage figure. See the images below:

Personally I'm thrilled about this. It's been ages since Hasbro has offered anything like this, and it really harkens back to the old days in G1 when there were several mail away offers. It's also a great way to market the "N.E.S.T." sub-line of "Revenge of the Fallen" figures. Keep your eye out for this two pack soon!

Sponsor News: Mighty Muggs Shared Exclusive wave at Bigbadtoystore

From BWTF's supporter comes a shared exclusive of the long awaited Shockwave and Jazz Mighty Muggs, what's better? Two other figures have joined the wave: movie Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! Order these items today!

November 1st

Revenge of the Fallen Jolt Reviewed

Unlike many of the characters in "Revenge of the Fallen", Jolt was a quick, last minute addition to the movie, explaining his rather sparse appearances in the film. Read the review for Revenge of the Fallen Jolt in the "Revenge of the Fallen" toy review section.

October 30th

Revenge of the Fallen Autobot Wheelie reviewed

He's a foul mouthed, trash talking robot who is introduced in "Revenge of the Fallen" as a Decepticon, but is there more than meets the eye to this character and figure? Find out in my review of Autobot Wheelie.

"Revenge of the Fallen" dominates the DVD market in its debut week

"Revenge of the Fallen" was one of the summer's highest grossing movies, making over $400 million domestically and over another $400 million overseas. Its power continued to impress as Reel Empire revealed. According to the article "An unbelievable 7.5 million copies of the film sold making it the highest selling disc of the year."

You can read the entire article on Reel Empire's web site.

Simon Furman discusses upcoming IDW Transformers series "Nefarious"

While the IDW Transformers universe grows, long time Transformers scribe Simon Furman has been hard at work on a sequel to "Revenge of the Fallen"! Titled Transformers: Nefarious this series promises to introduce new characters, bring back at least one fan favorite and reveal some more behind the history of the Transformers in the movie universe. "Nefarious" is a six issue series which you can read about on Simon Furman's blog.

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.