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BWTF to attend the opening of Universal Studio's Orlando "Transformers: The Ride 3D"

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Exciting news! This Wednesday and Thursday I'll be in attendance at the event launching the "Transformers: The Ride 3D" attraction at Universal Studios in Orlando! The first event happens Wednesday evening and I hope to have a report up later that night and then another in late afternoon to the evening of Thursday.

Game News: "Transformers Legends" Heavy Metal War, Part 1 Campaign

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BWTF has been sent an update about the "Transformers: Legends" mobile game, check out the press release below:

"DeNA and HASBRO are kicking off a special in-game event today for the popular action card battle mobile game TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. Beginning today at 5 pm PT through June 20th at 5 pm PT players can take part in Heavy Metal War, Part 1 and ride along with Long Haul, Hook and Bonecrusher to make a daring attack against the Autobots!

About Heavy Metal War, Part 1:

TV Show News: "Transformers Go!" animation!

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Takara Tomy has released some animation from its upcoming "Transformers Go!" series which is a bit of a spin-off of the "Beast Hunters" series, check it out!

Comic Book Review: "Regeneration One" #92

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As unrest continues to grow on Cybertron, several Autobots are recovering from the effects of Nucleon in their systems. Little do they know they will soon have to deal with the new Mayhem Attack Squad! Meanwhile, Optimus Prime makes a last ditch effort to save Earth by uniting two worlds. Today's review brings you a look at "ReGeneration One" Issue 92!

Interviews: Bob Prupis and Dan Gilvezan

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In celebration of the "Thrilling 30" year of "Transformers", BWTF has reached through the Space Bridges of time to assemble a collection of interviews from various talents who have contributed to "Transformers" over the years! Today kicks off this series of interviews with a trip back to the beginning of "Transformers"!

First up is an interview with Bob Prupis, former Vice President of Boy's Toys at Hasbro. If it weren't for Mr. Prupis, we may not even have "Transformers" today!

Along with a look at the toy line, we also have a look at the entertainment side via my interview with Dan Gilvezan, voice actor extraordinaire most known for voicing Bumblebee (remember when he could talk?). It's been almost 10 years since BWTF last interviewed Dan, so this was a great opportunity to catch up.

Sponsor News BBTS: MP-13, SDCC, Robocop, Stan Lee, 1/6 Basketball & More

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Hi - Here is a quick update on more new preorders just listed at www.bigbadtoystore.com

MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave with Laserbeak 2nd Production Run - $159.99
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2013 SDCC Diamond Select Products
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TG25 Orion Pax Vs. Megatron Two Pack
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Takara MP-19 Smokescreen - First Images
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Toy Review: Beast Hunters Dreadwing

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A Decepticon belonging to the infamous Seekers legion, Dreadwing is a strong believer in loyalty and honor. This code means he doesn't care who stands in his way, Autobot or Decepticon! With his missile launcher and axe weapon, he has the power he needs to back up his beliefs. Today's review brings you a look at Beast Hunters Dreadwing.

Movie News: New "Transformers 4" vehicle reveal

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Over the past week "Transformers" director Michael Bay has been revealing the real life vehicles being used as alternate modes for Autobots in the upcoming "Transformers 4" film. The latest reveal is a gorgeous 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe. There's plenty of speculation on just who this might be, with Sideswipe being an obvious guess, time will tell! Go to Michael Bay's web site to check out the gorgeous image!

Sponsor News: BBTS Star Wars Black, GI Joe, Six Million Dollar Man, Portal 2, Pacific Rim, Transformers, DC, Bandai, Play Arts Kai, Doctor Who & More!

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STAR WARS BLACK FIGURES - 3.75", 6"
Hasbro's new line of well-articulated Star Wars figures is up for pre-order. The 3.75" Series 01 includes characters like Darth Vader, Luke, Biggs, Biker Scout and more, and they are listed at $114.99 for the Case of 12, $89.99 for the Set of 8 and $9.99 for the singles that are listed. We also have the first wave of 6" figures up, with the Set of Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and Sandtrooper at $83.99 or $22.99 individually.
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GI JOE RETALIATION SERIES 03.5 CASE, SINGLES
This assortment contains new figures as well as Ultimate versions of previously-released figures. We have the Case of 12 at $114.99, with singles at $9.99 - $14.99 each.
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SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN RETRO ACTION FIGURES - SETS, SINGLES
Zica Toys is starting a new line of Six Million Dollar 3.75" retro action figures. The first assortment includes Steve Austin in red tracksuit and the Bionic Bigfoot, and they are available at $39.99 for the set or $19.99 for each single. In addition, Zica is doing a special Steve Austin in blue tracksuit version as well, and you can get him in a Set of three with the other two figures for $49.99.
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PORTAL 1/6 SCALE FIGURES - PRICE DROP
We have been able to lower the prices on the new ThreeA 1/6 scale figures P-Body and Atlas - formerly $209.99, they are now priced at $189.99 each.
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"PACIFIC RIM" 18" FIGURE SERIES 01 - GIPSY DANGER
The first of the 18" figures from "Pacific Rim" is the robotic Gipsy Danger. It includes an 8" chain weapon that can attach to either forearm and has intricate battle-damage paint detailing. It is priced at $84.99, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.
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Toy Review: Mighty Muggs Autobot Jazz

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Autobot Jazz is not one to simply charge onto the battlefield and take on the enemy without some sense of style! Whether it's blasting his favorite music or performing acrobatic feats in battle, Jazz believes that if you can't do it with style, it's not worth doing! My latest Mighty Muggs review takes a look at Autobot Jazz.