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Toy News: Listings Appear for "Vintage Beast Wars" Figures at Wal-Mart

TFW2005 has shared an exciting report today, revealing that Wal-Mart will be carrying a series of "Vintage" Beast Wars figures! Previously the "Vintage" line was reserved as a title for the G1 reissues put out in G1 styled packaging at Wal-Mart as exclusive items. If this line follows suit, could we be looking at re-releases of original Beast Wars figures in "vintage" Beast Wars packaging?

Toy News: Hasbro Unveils "Generations Selects" Transmutate

In a surprise afternoon reveal, Hasbro has opened up orders for a surprise Transmutate figure! Based on the character who appeared in the Beast Wars episode "Transmutate", the character made a huge impression on fans over the years even though she only appeared in one episode of the television show. This figure is a retool and redeco of Paleotrex featuring a new head and a deco based on her colors from the TV show, this is definitely one of the most unusual releases in Selects to date!

Toy News: Super 7 Reveals Upcoming "Ultimates" Releases

Recently Super 7 revealed its line of Ultimates figures bringing G1 characters into the realm of 7 inch figures with accessories. Now Super 7 has revealed the next two waves of these figures via Facebook. The upcoming waves will be featuring a rather ecclectic mixture of characters ranging from a G1 Megatron to Bludgeon! IDW Publishing fans will be thrilled to see that the popular character Tarn will also be joining the line.

Toy News: Transformers Mini-Mates Revealed

In a surprise reveal, BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted a listing for Transformers Minimates!  Minimates are stylized action figures whose aesthetic calls back to "brick" style figures but takes the detailing up several notches to create something unique and fun.  The first set features Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Shockwave and Starscream for $29.99 with a release date of August 2021.  Check out the images and product descriptions below and

Toy News: HasLab Unicron to Ship in March 2021

In 2019 Hasbro launched an ambitious project to crowd fund the biggest Transformers action figure ever (to be) made: Unicron!  The HasLab project was backed and after some delay, we now know that Unicron will be shipping from Hasbro in March 2021!  So if you backed this project (or purchased from a retailer) start clearing shelves and making room for this ginormous Dark God of the Transformers universe.  Check out the text from the email sent to HasLab backers below along with a link to an awesome video featuring the  manufacturing process. 

Pre-Order Alert: "Generations Selects" Deep Cover Up for Pre-Order

For several weeks now fans have been seeing leaks on social media for a Generations Selects Deep Cover action figure, a redeco of Siege Sideswipe. The colors are based on a Diaclone era variant of the mold used for Sideswipe in the G1 line and the character goes back to the era of e-Hobby releasing redecos of G1 reissues based on their Diaclone counterparts!

Toy News: Super 7 Teases "Ultimates" Transformers Actio Figures

Super 7 is the company behind (among other things) a series of retro-styled figures with five points of articulation known as "ReAction".  Over the past couple of years they have released a series of Transformers figures under this banner, and now it looks like they are poised to expand their offerings with "Ultimates" Transformers figures.  Their Facebook Page currently has a tease for what looks like a Ghost Starscream.  "Ultimates" are Super 7's line of 7 inc

Toy News: Robotkingdom Posts Photos of HasLab Unicron In Box

With all the drama of the last year, it would be easy to forget (at least for a moment) that one of the largest Transformers figures ever produced is going to be shipping this year. HasLab Unicron was funded and went into production in 2020 and now thanks to online retailer Robotkingdom we now have a look at the boxes for the Dark God of the Transformers universe. Check out the photos below!