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Toy News: Walmart Exclusive R.E.D. Optimus Primal and Reformatting Megatron Pre-Orders Live

Walmart and Hasbro Pulse have posted pre-orders for the R.E.D. [Robot Enhanced Design] Optimus Primal and Reformatting Megatron figures!  Optimus Primal is based on his appearance in the 90's Beast Wars cartoon while Megatron calls back to the fateful scene where Unicron begins changing Megatron into Galvatron.  Check out the product descriptions and images below!

Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" Combiner Force Ultra Bee Returns to Retail?

In 2017 Hasbro released a sub-line of figures for its Robots in Disguise 2015 line called Combiner Force.  The idea was a focus on the Combiner gimmick with some characters combining as pairs while others performed more traditional combinations made up of four characters.  One of these figures is "Ultra Bee", who was the combination of Bumblebee, Grimlock, Sideswipe and Strongarm.  These figures came and went quite some time ago, which is why my discovery today confounded me.  Upon visiting the Walmart store in Linden, NJ I came across this:

Toy News: "Buzzworthy Bumblebee" Origin Bumblebee Found at Retail

The Buzzworthy Bumblebee line continues to surprise fans.  A few weeks ago In Demand Toys revealed Buzzworthy Bumblebee "Origin Bumblebee", representing the character as he appeared on Cybertron in G1 complete with his "flying saucer" style vehicle form.  Now the figure has begun to hit stores.  A report out of The Allspark Facebook Page shows the figure on shelf at a Target in Dallas, TX (I am not using the image here as I do not have the permission of the original poster).   For intrepid toy hunters who

Toy News: PulseCon Exclusive "Decepticons Forever Ravage" Officially Revealed

A few days ago photos and video leaked online of a two pack featuring a retool of Kingdom Cheetor as Ravage based on his appearance in the legendary Beast Wars "The Agenda" two parter and a reissue of G1 Ravage.  Now thanks to Comic Book Online we have the official reveal of this two pack!  Check out the photos and official info below!

Toy News: The Next Two Figures in the "Premium Finish" Series Revealed

Thanks to listings on Amazon Japan, we now have our first look at the next two figures in the Premium Finish series. The next two will be Megatron from the 2007 live action Transformers film and Siege Ultra Magnus. Both feature new decos that are intended to bring the figures more in line with their on-screen appearances. Megatron is priced on Amazon Japan at ¥6,160 (about $55.65 USD) while Ultra Magnus is priced at ¥8,917 (about $80.55). Both figures are due out in Japan on December 29, 2021.

Toy News: Official Press Release & Product Images for "Collaborative" J Balvin/Transformers Crossover

Hasbro and NTWRK have released the official press release and images for the upcoming Collaborative figure between musician J Balvin and the Transformers brand!  Check out the press release and images below:

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR J BALVIN AND TRANSFORMERS TEAM UP FOR FIRST-EVER MUSIC COLLABORATIVE FIGURE ‘J BALVINTRON’ TO DEBUT ON NTWRK

Toy News: Hasbro Updates "Kingdom" Web Site with Bios & Art of Upcoming Figures

The Official Transformers Kingdom site has been updated with several bios and artwork that confirm long rumored figures including the likes of Pipes, Slammer, Waspinator and Shadow Panther!  Check out all the pics of the characters being released soon (or in some cases hitting stores now depending on where you are in the world).

Thanks to Solartron and Angry Vikings on Twitter for giving me the heads up on this!