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News Roundup: "Fall of Cybertron" update pack, "Transformers Prime" S2 give away, "Transformers 4" goes to Asia, Takara Tomy RC

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  • High Moon Studios is planning to release another "Balance" pack for "Fall of Cybertron" based on feedback via High Moon Studios
  • Wired is having a give away for the Blu-Ray edition of "Transformers Prime" Season 2 - via Wired
  • "Transformers 4" may be looking to film in China to increase potential box office revenue - via Vulture
  • Following the casting of Mark Wahlberg, word is Michael Bay is looking to cast new, young actors for "Transformers 4" via Hollywood Reporter

Sponsor News: BBTS - DC Collectibles, GI Joe, Bandai, Hot Toys, Minimates, Wacky Wobblers & More

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JOECON 2012 OPERATION BEAR TRAP BOX SET - LIMITED EDITION SECOND RUN
This set was so popular that Fun Publications is going back and doing a second run of it. It includes 15 figures plus the weapons and more, and is listed at $439.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22323&mode=re...

DC COLLECTIBLES NEW ITEMS FOR DECEMBER
The new listings from DC Collectibles include the next wave of Arkham City figures. This assortment has Batman, Nightwing, Talia and Deadshot, and they are available singly at $20.99 each, or as a set for $74.99, saving you $17 off the MSRP. We have also listed the new "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" A Call to Arms statue, which shows Batman atop a black horse. It stands 14.5" tall and is listed at $324.99, saving you $75 off of the MSRP. Finally, a new Batman Black and White statue from Sean "Cheeks" Galloway is listed, priced at $69.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=11157

BANDAI TAMASHII NATIONS SPRING RELEASES
We have just listed a variety of upcoming Bandai items. The Soul of Chogokin GX-23 Zambot 3 set is being rereleased, and we have it listed at $199.99, $25 off the MSRP. We also have the Gundam Metal Build Exia/Exia Repair III listed at $169.99, $20 off the MSRP. In addition to these, we have God Eater Burst D-Arts Alisa, S.H. Figuarts Riderman from Kamen Rider, Figuarts Zero X Drake and Basil Hawkins, Chibi Arts Boa with Salome and the Chozokeidamashii One Piece Film Z Final Bout Box of 8 listed, so check out the list and grab your favorites.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=11143

BATMAN NEW 52 VERSION 1/10 SCALE ARTFX+ STATUE
The latest character in Kotobukiya's New 52 ArtFX+ Statue line is Batman. He comes with magnetized feet for better attachment to his base, and is listed at $35.99, $4 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11010&mode=re...

VENOM UNBOUND FINE ART STATUE
Kotobukiya is releasing a companion piece to their Amazing Spider-Man Fine Art Statue. It shows the villain crouching with muscles rippling and tongue extended, ready to leap at his opponent. It is 1/6 scale and stands 10" tall, and we have it listed at $184.99, $25 below the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11007&mode=re...

NYCC 2012 EXCLUSIVE MINIMATES - ALPHA FLIGHT BOX SET 02, THUNDERCATS BOX SET 02
The two follow-up Minimates sets are ready for pre-orders. Alpha Flight Box Set 02 includes Sasquatch, Aurora, Snowbird and Shaman, and Thundercats Box Set 02 includes Slithe, Monkian, Jackalman and Vultureman, along with a Wolfrat. Each set is listed at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=nycc%202012%20mini...

HEADROBOTS DRONE
The newest Headrobots item is Drone, which can convert certain transforming helicopter robots into a one-eyed version complete with skis. This set is listed at $34.99, and also comes with alternate feet, null box weapons and chromed guns.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HRB10010&mode=re...

Toy Review: Masterpiece Thundercracker

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THUNDERCRACKER looks down on those who cannot fly with sneering disdain, often going out of his way to attack creatures that cannot fly, just to prove his superiority. Now you can check out my review of this smug Decepticon!

Sponsor News: BBTS - DC, Bandai, Henkei Transformers and more!

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Hi - Here is an update on some cool new items listed in the last 24 hours:

Batman Arkham City - Series 04
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC11564&mode=re...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns A Call to Arms Statue
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC11569&mode=re...

Batman Black and White Statue (Sean "Cheeks" Galloway Version)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC11570&mode=re...

Bandai / Tamashii Nations - GX-23 Zambot, Metal Build Gundam Exia, God Eater Burst Alisa, One Piece, Kamen Rider & More
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=11143

Headrobots Drone
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HRB10010&mode=re...

Toy Review: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-Bot

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This brave HOIST THE TOW-BOT figure is just the hero you need for your RESCUE BOTS adventures! He easily converts from robot mode to vehicle mode and back again. When the mission calls for a rescue, convert him to tow truck mode. But when the rescue mission gets dangerous, push the tow hook up to convert him back to robot mode! Today's review brings you a look at Hoist the Tow-Bot!

Toy Reviews: Generation 2 and Generations Voyager Class Powerdive

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You read that right, fellow fans! Today's review is a double header. I figured if I'm reviewing the current "Generations" Powerdive figure, why not his Generation 2 counter part as well? So first check out my review of Generation 2 Powerdive then head over to his Generations homage figure the Voyager Class Powerdive!

Entertainment News: Mark Wahlberg officially cast in "Transformers 4"!

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After the rumor mill churned (and dismissed) the casting of Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights, Italian Job, Three Kings) Michael Bay's official web site has confirmed the actor has been cast in "Transformers 4". From the article:

"After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014."

Toy Review: Masterpiece Convoy review (circa 2003) restored

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After a long absence, I have restored the "Masterpiece" section of the toy reviews area on the site. Along with an index I have also restored MP-1 Convoy's review and translations. Enjoy!

Sponsor News: TF Source Weekly Newsletter

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Great news - our shipment of PE-12 - Perfect Effect - AFX Assault Force X - Camera Set will include the bonus mini-camera and will be shipping out this week as well as DOTM - APS-01 - Striker Optimus Prime - Limited Edition Asia Exclusive. Both MP-12 Masterpiece Sideswipe/Lambor and Toyworld Grind Rod are instock, so if you didn't preorder, make sure to order today! We've also received a restock of Hasbro Transformers Prime - First Edition and many other Prime figures. Click here to see all of the Transformers Prime goodness! We have a new Source Review, and Source Article on our blog, make sure to check it out! All this and more.. in this week's SourceNews!

Toy Review: Rescue Bots Medix the Doc-Bot

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When the mission calls for a rescue, pull him apart to convert him to ambulance mode. But when the rescue mission gets dangerous, push the siren to convert him back to robot mode! Today's review brings you a look at Medix the Doc-Bot!