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Toy News: Obscure Redeco Alert! G.I. Joe "Dollar General" releases to use SDCC Soundwave accessory!

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According to toy site Toy Hype USA, the upcoming wave of "Dollar General" G.I. Joe repaints will feature an accessory that had previously been part of the San Diego Comic-Con Shockwave/HISS Tank exclusive. Namely, this set will feature Soundwave with cassettes as an accessory. This non-transforming "boom box" is perfectly sized to go with Joes and looks great in the pics on the site. If history is any indicator, these will be fairly difficult to find at first and then become more plentiful months later. Good hunting fans!

Video Games: "Transformers Universe" Jagex team hires former "007 Legends" team members

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Development of "Transformers Universe", the MMO game for Transformers continues to move forward, and now it will be with more talent behind the scenes. According to VG247, Jagex, the studio that is creating the game has hired nineteen former staffers from the now defunct "Eurocom", who last worked on the "007 Legends" James Bond game.

I'm of two minds on this. I am happy to see jobs and livelihoods saved of course. However, the "007 Legends" game was pretty universally panned, but even successful studios have been known to put out lemons now and then. Let's hope this means the game will move into production faster!

Comic Book Review: "Regeneration One" #87

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Grimlock returns to Cybertron, but he's not alone! Meanwhile Hot Rod seeks out his creator for the answers he seeks. Things get dark in "Regeneration One" Issue 87!

Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Wheeljack

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Wheeljack was skeptical about the weapons cache Bumblebee claims to have found, but once he saw it for himself, he armored up and began to wield the mighty Falcon Spear! Today's review brings you a look at "Beast Hunters" Wheeljack!

Movie News: "Transformers 4" casts unknown actor in lead role

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The casting for "Transformers 4" continues to roll along with yesterday's announcement that Jack Reynor has been cast in the next chapter of the live action franchise. MTV news has more information including a note from Bay that reveals the movie is set four years after the events of "Dark of the Moon".

But who is Jack Reynor you may ask? He's very new to the acting scene. According to his IMDB page he has been in a few films including last year's "What Richard Did".

"Transformers 4" is currently expected to be released in June 2014.

TV Show News: New "Beast Hunters" promotional video

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An official teaser video for the upcoming season of "Transformers Prime" has been put online featuring Shockwave in a rather unhappy state. It seems like the beasts won't just be trouble for the Autobots!

Toy Review: KRE-O Microchangers Galvatron

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Nothing stands before Galvatron! He is supreme and totally awesome! He's the scariest thing to ever come out of the mouth of a weirdly pudgy planet monster! Today's review brings you a look at the cutest Galvatron figure I own!

Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Bumblebee

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Bumblebee's never lacked courage, but his latest mission is perhaps his riskiest! Investigating an ancient ship for weaponry to fight off the Predacons, Bumblebee winds up finding more than he expected. Today's review tackles the somewhat controversial Beast Hunters Bumblebee!

Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Lazerback

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This dangerous Predacon is not a big fan of authority, even that of Predacon leader Predaking! Striking out on his own, this beast is trouble for anyone who gets in his way. BWTF takes a look at its first "Beast Hunters" figure: the powerful Lazerback!

Toy News: Official photos of "Beast Hunters" Ripclaw revealed!

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Thanks to the Official Transformers Facebook page, we now have the first official look at the Predacon Ripclaw! Definitely not a "femme" shaped Transformer like Airachnid or Arcee, this is one powerful looking Predacon in the spirit of Beast Machines Stryka. Interestingly she has a slightly different symbol than the one seen on Predaking and Lazerback. It should be interesting to see just what this means in the series! Click the thumbnails below for larger images (mirrored from the Facebook page).