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June 20th, 2017

Toy News: Paul Rodriguez of Primitive Skateboarding reveals special edition Optimus Prime

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Toy News: Paul Rodriguez of Primitive Skateboarding reveals special edition Optimus Prime

As San Diego Comic-Con 2017 approaches fans are being given a look at one of the exclusives that will be offered at the convention. This special edition Optimus Prime features a deco by Paul Rodriguez from Primitive Skateboarding using the company's signature black and gold colors. Even better? This figure features a skateboarding ramp for the Titan Master figure along with a skateboard accessory! This figure is a redeco of "Titans Return" Powermaster Optimus Prime.

Toy News: Paul Rodriguez of Primitive Skateboarding reveals special edition Optimus Prime
Toy News: Paul Rodriguez of Primitive Skateboarding reveals special edition Optimus Prime

June 19th

Toy News: PEZ Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Connectibles now shipping

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Toy News: PEZ Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Connectibles now shipping

The PEZ Facebook page has announced that its Transformers "Connectibles" candy dispensers are now shipping!

Toy News: New photos of "Legends" God Ginrai

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Toy News: New photos of "Legends" God Ginrai

Earlier this month BWTF reported that Takara Tomy had announced a God Ginrai set to be released as a Takara Tomy exclusive. However at the time all the associated photos were either prototypes or stock photos of previous releases. Now thanks to Takara Tomy Mall we have brand new photos of the final products! These photos feature the translucent windows on Ginrai and Godbomber as well as the vacuum metallized silver on Godbomber.

Toy News: New photos of "Legends" God Ginrai
Toy News: New photos of "Legends" God Ginrai
Toy News: New photos of "Legends" God Ginrai
Toy News: New photos of "Legends" God Ginrai

June 17th

Video: Hasbro releases a 'blooper reel' from "The Last Knight"

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Video: Hasbro releases a 'blooper reel' from "The Last Knight"

Movie bloopers are a long tradition in Hollywood. Something about seeing the perfectly controlled enviornments of a film set complete with scripted lines and carefully choreographed action go awry holds endless amusement for many. Hasbro has released a fun video via its Facebook page which (supposedly) shows "bloopers" from the set of "The Last Knight". Check it out below:

Movie News: "The Last Knight" to be Michael Bay's last film in the franchise

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Movie News: "The Last Knight" to be Michael Bay's last film in the franchise

Fandango has sat down with Transformers producer and director for a length interview focusing on his past, present and future work. The interview kicks off with a look towards the figure, and in that interview Michael Bay indicates that "The Last Knight" will be his last turn as director in the long running franchise. According to the article:

Toy Review: "The Last Knight" Premier Edition Dinobot Slash

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Toy Review: "The Last Knight" Premier Edition Dinobot Slash

While most of the Dinobots prefer a very up front approach to combat, Dinobot Slash is a stealth warrior who prefers to wait until his target is in the perfect spot for him to use his razor sharp claws and teeth to take them down! Today I review Dinobot Slash from "The Last Knight"!

June 16th

Movie News: Behind-the-scenes of "Transformers: The Last Knight" with Hound

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Movie News: Behind-the-scenes of "Transformers: The Last Knight" with Hound

Fandango has posted a fun "behind the scenes" video showing Autobot Hound working with Josh Duhamel on a scene. The video also makes some meta commentary about the use of CG in the Transformers films. Check out the video in the embed below:

Movie News: "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Times Square, New York City

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Movie News: "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Times Square, New York City

"Transformers: The Last Knight" opens next week in theaters across the country. As the last couple of months have been going along, the marketing campaign for the movie has been ramping up and one of the biggest parts of the campaign can be seen in Times Square, New York City! While walking in that area last night I saw an electronic billboard running an ad for "The Last Knight". Then a few blocks away were several billboards with giant images of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron! Check out my photos in this post for a look at advertising, New York City style!

Movie News: "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Times Square, New York City
Movie News: "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Times Square, New York City
Movie News: "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Times Square, New York City

Art: "Transformers: Forged to Fight" Bludgeon by Marcelo Matere

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Art: "Transformers: Forged to Fight" Bludgeon by Marcelo Matere

In May 2017 Ben's World of Transformers visited the studios of Kabam in Vancouver. Kabam is the company behind the newest mobile Transformers game: Forged to Fight. As part of my visit I (and all the other sites) were given sketches of characters from the game. We had previously been asked who our favorite character in the game was to play, and my answer was Bludgeon, the fierce, sword wielding Decepticon. Check out this wonderful piece of art by accomplished artist Marcelo Matere!

June 15th

Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime returning to Toys R Us

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Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime returning to Toys R Us

Hasbro has posted a new video featuring John Warden and several Transformers fans talking about MP-10 Optimus Prime. Why? Because this year Masterpiece Optimus Prime will be reissued at Toys R Us! Despite having several releases over the years, there seems to be a near infinite appetite for this figure. Check out the video below!