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Toy News: "Generations Earthrise" Wave 2 found at Aldi Supermarkets

Fans on social media are reporting that the second wave of Generations Earthrise Deluxe Class figures are being found at Aldi Supermarkets in the US.  It has been a strange (and sometimes frustrating) year to be a collector and while Wave 2 preorders did go up on various sites months ago, not all fans were able to get those orders in before preorders ran out.  Now Wave 3 has begun to hit stores such as Target, leaving Wave 2 almost like an "orphaned" wave, so this is good news for those who missed it before.  As a reminder, Wave 2 has the followin

Toy News: "Transformers R.E.D." In Stock at Walmart.com

Months ago it was announced that the Transformers line would be entering the realm of figures such as Star Wars: Black Series and Marvel Legends with a series of 1:12 scale non-transforming figures based on the appearance of the characters in the G1 animated series. Now these items are in stock at Walmart.com! Check out links to the listings, product information and images below:

Toy News: Hasbro Reveals "Collaborative" X-Men Crossover Figure Ultimate X-Panse

Via the Official Transformers Facebook Page, Hasbro has posted images of the upcoming Collaborative series crossover between the X-Men and Transformers franchises!  This is not the first time the two brands have crossed.  About a decade ago there was an entire line of Marvel/Transformers crossover figures that featured characters such as Wolverine.  However, it has been a long time since the two brands have met.  This new figure appears to be a new sculpt with a lot of callbacks to X-Men lore including Blast Effects that look like Wolverine's cla

Toy News: Hasbro Releases "Studio Series" B-127 and Dino Official Product Photos & Information

During today's Hasbro Pulse Live Stream, the Transformers team revealed two new figures.  The first is "B-127", the name Bumblebee had on Cybertron before coming to Earth.  This figure represents the character during the awesome opening sequence of the Bumblebee movie where several classic G1 characters were seen in new forms.  The other figure is Dino, the Autobot seen in Dark of the Moon who transformed into a Ferrari.  Due to licensing issues, his vehicle mode is a non-licenses vehicle, but h

Toy News: Hasbro Pulse Reveals New Studio Series & Ectotron 2.0

Hasbro Pulse has been holding live streams on Fridays to reveal upcoming products, switching between brands from week to week.  Today their live stream was a "triple play" including Transformers!  The three reveals for today were:

  • Collaborative "Afterlife" Ectotron
  • Studio Series B-127 (Cybertronian Bumblebee)
  • Studio Series Dino

Here are some notes I took during the session:

Toy News: New "Collaborative" Series Ectotron Redeco/Retool Announced

Ahead of Hasbro's live stream at 11am ET today, IGN has revealed that the Collaborative series will be getting a new addition: a redeco and retool of Ectotron!   The robot mode will feature a new head sculpt with the character's goggles "down" and a mouthplate deployed.  Meanwhile, the vehicle mode features some "wear" calling back to the Ecto-1's appearance in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife film!  There also appears to be a new six armed gh

Toy News: "Generations War for Cybertron" Galactic Odyssey Collection Botropolis Rescue Mission Announced

In a surprise announcement on the Official Transformers Facebook Page, Hasbro has announced the Amazon Exclusive Generations War for Cybertron Galactic Odyssey Collection Botropolis Rescue Mission 6-Pack!  This set contains redecos of Airwave and Ironworks from Earthrise and four Micromasters who help complete the Astro Squad.  Even cooler?  A redeco of Doubledealer's rocket weapon has been included as a booster rocket for Microma

Toy News: "Golden Lagoon" Transformers Reissued

This past week Hasbro Pulse surprised Transformers fans when they revealed reissues of the special edition "Golden Lagoon" Transformers figures.  These were based on the Generation One episode of the same name.  Taking an eclectic assortment of figures, Takara Tomy had given them all gold decos featuring a mixture of gold parts and vacuum metallized gold.  These were a rather limited set of figures and most fans just moved on after their initial release.  Then came last week when Hasbro Pulse posted several listings for their own versions of these "Golden Lagoon"

Toy News: "Bumblebee" Movie "Studio Series" Starscream Revealed

Thanks to a partnership between the awesome Ozformers and Hasbro Australia we have an official reveal of "Studio Series" Starscream!  Why is this a big deal?  There have already been a couple "Studio Series" Starscreams, right?  Well yes, but this is the first figure based on his appearance in the "Bumblebee" Movie!  Unlike the design seen in the earlier live action films, this one is more heavily based on the character's G1 appearance.