March 5th, 2009

Disney Label Transformers Mickey Robo reviewed

In their latest move to prove that they will do things that absolutely will not fly in the US, Takara Tomy has partnered with Disney to create "Disney Label", a sub-line of Transformers based on Disney characters. This small line launched last week with its first release, Mickey Robo! Check out my review of Mickey Robo, the color version.

Universe Tankor (aka Octane) Reviewed

Name confusion, mode confusion - it's all in a day's work for a Decepticon isn't it? BWTF takes a look at one of the reimagined triple changers from the Universe line: Tankor, formerly known as Octane. Can you make a cool toy based on a fuel truck and a cargo plane? Find out in this review.

March 4th

Real Gear Robots on clearance at Toys R Us

Toy retailer Toys R Us has recently begun receiving a wave of Real Gear Robots on clearance. Prices range depending on location. In New Jersey, Union County I spotted them at prices around $3.99. Among the figures I saw multiples of were Highline, Night Beat 7 and Photon T34. There may be others however. This wave was not on these store shelves in January, so they are recent shipments.

BWTF administrative updates: News system and Caption Contest

Thanks to the efforts of fellow fan Rob Jung, BWTF's news is now handled by Drupal automatically. Each news item is its own article, allowing for a news system that is archived automatically and open to comments.

Transformers Universe Beachcomber and Dinobot reviewed

Two new interpretations of popular Transformers characters from the past have been reviewed. One is cool headed guy who prefers to appreciates nature while the other is a powerful warrior with a strict code of honor. Check out the reviews for Legends Beachcomber and Universe Dinobot!

IDW to publish "I AM OPTIMUS PRIME" Robot Heroes based children's book

Chris Ryall of IDW has posted preview art and information about an upcoming IDW book targeted at youngsters on his blog. According to Ryall "I AM OPTIMUS PRIME will be a 32-page square hardcover-with-dustjacket book. I wrote it and the art is by the Sharp Brothers. It's aimed at young readers, 4-7-year-olds, but hopefully the art and words make it worth checking out if you're older than that, too.".


March 1st

Botcon 2009 Scourge revealed!

“All who defy me shall lay at my feet; broken, crushed and defeated!”, so says this herald of Unicron who will be part of the figures released exclusively at Botcon 2009! Check out the Botcon 2009 Scourge preview!

Universe Legends Class Autobot Jazz and Megatron reviewed

One is a powerful warrior bent on conquering the entire galaxy while the other is one of the coolest Autobots around. Check out the reviews for two Universe Legends Class figures: Autobot Jazz and Megatron!

February 28th

Universe 2.0 Legends Class Hound reviewed

He may be pint sized but this figure represents one of the first Transformers from the 80's: Hound! Check out the review for Legends Class Hound.

Transformers Animated Swoop Reviewed

The aerial member of the Dinobots has been reviewed. Take a look to see if this sleek warrior is one you'll want workin with Grimlock in your collection!