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Yasuta Sato, Founder of Takara, Passes at 94

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Yasuta Sato, Founder of Takara, Passes at 94

According to several news venues including Nippon.com and Kyodo News, the founder of Takara, Yasuta Sato passed away on March 2, 2019 at the age of 94. According to Kyodo news: "Satoh Vinyl Industries Ltd. in 1955 and renamed it Takara Co. in 1966".

Movies: "Bumblebee Cafe" Opens in Advance of the Japanese Release of "Bumblebee"

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Movies: "Bumblebee Cafe" Opens in Advance of the Japanese Release of "Bumblebee"

It may seem strange, but the "Bumblebee" Movie has not yet opened in Japan, the very country that helped give birth to Transformers in the 80's. The film is due out on March 22 and in advance of its release Japan is opening up a temporary "Bumblebee Cafe"! The cafe will feature Bumblebee and Transformers themed food items. Check out the details below (translated from Takara's web site via Google Translate):

Movies: "Bumblebee Cafe" Opens in Advance of the Japanese Release of "Bumblebee"
Ryohei Kimura

Game News: The Transformers TCG Expands Today with the "Rise of the Combiners"

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Game News: The Transformers TCG Expands Today with the "Rise of the Combiners"

Today Hasbro releases the next phase of the Transformers Trading Card Game. Focusing on Combiners and new kinds of play patterns with the cards themselves, this adds a whole new dimension to your decks! Check out the official press release below:

Game News: The Transformers TCG Expands Today with the "Rise of the Combiners"
Game News: The Transformers TCG Expands Today with the "Rise of the Combiners"
Game News: The Transformers TCG Expands Today with the "Rise of the Combiners"

Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"

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Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!
The weekend Raid Battles event is back!

Unlikely Alliance

Your troops are ready for a Raid to Cybertron! Take part in this weekend's event to win:

- Up to 2,000 Shanix Coins
- Up to 30 Invasion Crystals each with a chance to win a 4, 3 or 2 Star Sentius Magnus or Sentius Malus, 3 or 4 Star Shards, Spark, or Premium Shards.

Event type: Alliance Raid Battle
Start Date: 01/03/19 10:00 UTC
End Date: 04/03/19 10:00 UTC
Bonus Experience: Triple XP

How to Participate?

Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"
Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"
Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"
Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"
Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"
Game News: Raid Battles and Shanix are the focus of this weekend's "Earth Wars" event - "Unlikely Alliance"

Toy Review: "Bumblebee" Movie Legendary Optimus Prime

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Toy Review: "Bumblebee" Movie Legendary Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is the wisest of the Autobots and his leadership has kept the Autobots from being defeated by Megatron's evil Decepticons! When he comes to Earth, the Autobot leader takes on a new disguise to blend in. Today's review and gallery brings you a look at the Japanese exclusive Legendary Optimus Prime!

Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece

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Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece

atmos is an apparel store that features limited edition clothing sometimes in partnership with celebrities. Via their atmos Tokyo blog, atmos has announced a partnership with both Lebron James and Takara Tomy to launch both a pair of shoes and a redeco of Masterpiece Optimus Prime exclusive to their stores!

Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece

Toy Review: "Cyberverse" 1-Step Changer Megatron

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Toy Review: "Cyberverse" 1-Step Changer Megatron

Once he was a Transformer seeking reforms on Cybertron, but in time he became a Tyrant, embracing the ways of evil and violence. He is Megatron, the most feared of the Decepticons! Check out my review and gallery of 1-Step Changer Megatron from "Cyberverse".

Toy Review: "War for Cybertron: Siege" Voyager Class Megatron

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Toy Review: "War for Cybertron: Siege" Voyager Class Megatron

Rising up from the Gladitorial Pits, Megatron would battle his way up to becoming the leader of the Decepticons. Determined to rule the universe, this warrior knows no mercy or weakness! Check out my review and gallery of Voyager Class Megatron from "Siege".

Comic Book News: Egon Meets Energon in Transformers/Ghostbusters Comic Book Series from IDW Publishing

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Comic Book News: Egon Meets Energon in Transformers/Ghostbusters Comic Book Series from IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing has provided Ben's World of Transformers with the official press release and full image featuring a cover from the upcoming Transformers/Ghostbusters mini-series! While this was posted the other day following io9's reveal, this is our first look at the full cover from the comic showing Ectotron and the Ghostbusters charging through the streets of New York City.

Egon Meets Energon in Transformers / Ghostbusters Comic Book Series from IDW Publishing

Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals

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Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals

The Transformers BotBots made a splash with fans late last year with the initial collection of 61 figures. In 2019 there will be over 100 of these little guys to run rampant around your collection shelves! Check out the official product descriptions and photos of these awesome little figures below:



Transformers BotBots Series 2 and 3 Collectible Blind Box Mystery Figure
(Ages 5 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/ Series 2 Available: 04/01/2019 – Series 3 Available: 08/01/2019)

Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of "BotBots" Transformers Toy Fair 2019 Reveals