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Toy News: Takara Tomy Posts In Box Photos of "Masterpiece" Shouki and more

Takara Tomy has posted new images of Masterpiece Shouki to its Transformers Twitter feed. These include a photo of the packaging for the figure suggesting it is packaged in vehicle mode (which makes sense given its more compact shape). We also get close ups of the figure showing its beautiful detailing and hinting at its complexity.

Toy News: Unruly Industries Reveals Optimus Prime Designer Figure

The Transformers winds up in some very unexpected places sometimes and the latest is a "Designer Collectible Toy" Optimus Prime figure by Unruly Industries (a sub-brand of Sideshow). This figure represents a version of Optimus Prime who creates street art featuring the Autobot leader holding a paint roller and his rifle having been modified into a paint spray gun.

Toy News: Official In Package Images of Upcoming "Legacy" and "Buzzworthy" Releases

Thanks to In Demand Toys on Facebook, we now have a bunch of official images of upcoming Legacy and Buzzworthy releases in (and out) of package.  These include previously revealed toys such as Bulkhead, but we also get a look at some repacked/repainted figures such as Blaster (in Legacy packaging) and Galvatron (seemingly in a new deco without the "wear" seen on the Kingdom release).  We also get a look at the Buzzworthy releases of Cliffjumper and Kup,

Events: Toys"R"Us Returns to Retail at the American Dream Mall (Video & Gallery)

After many years of absence from the United States, Toys"R"Us has opened its first retail store in years at the American Dream Mall.  This was first revealed at the beginning of December, but it has now become a reality!  I visited the store on opening day (its Grand Opening is this coming Tuesday, the 21st) and took photos and video.  You can hear my thoughts on the store in the video or browse through the gallery below of 50+ images.  Please forgive the shakiness in the video.  It was less than ideal conditions to record and I did not have a gim

Toy News: Official Product Images & Info for "Bumblebee" Movie Studio Series Wave One

Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with official images and product information for the Bumblebee Movie Studio Series figures!  There are no pre-order dates just yet but Hasbro does plan to put these up for pre-order soon.  Check them out below: