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Late last year Toys "R" Us declared bankruptcy. While the business had hoped to reorganize, this fell through and in March of 2018 they declared they would be liquidating their United States based businesses. In today's article, I share my thoughts on the reasons for the closings as well as my personal feelings on the matter. Please read my article then visit Ben's World of Transformers on Facebook to discuss the topic!

In celebration of "Transformers: The Movie" Hasbro released several Platinum Edition sets that featured characters from the film. One such set was the "Planet of Junk Clash" which included redecos of "Classics" Rodimus, Wreck-Gar and the previous "United" exclusive Scrapheap. The set was priced at $74.00 originally. However now the price has been lowered to an excellent $39.99 on Amazon! (Read more...)

Even as the sun begins to set on Toys "R" Us' United States operations, a glimmer of hope for toy collectors everywhere has sprung from a very unexpected direction. According to a post on LinkedIn, the long defunct KB Toy Store chain might be making a comeback! (Read more...)


In addition to Catwoman’s classic form-fitting suit, she comes complete with a whip, waist belt with an opening tool kit, removable backpack, and goggles that fit both masked heads. Each One:12 Collective Catwoman figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. There are no twist ties for easy in-and-out of package display. $80.00

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Optimus Primal was introduced in 1996 and over the years the character has remained in Transformers lore in various forms. This year fans will have a new version of Primal thanks to last year's fan vote, making him the new "Prime". In anticipation of this, BWTF jumps back in time to take a look at the original Ultra Class figure. Check out my restored review with new comments and photos!

WAYNE, N.J., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the Company's U.S. stores, including stores in Puerto Rico. Toys"R"Us will provide more details about the plans for the liquidation of its U.S. stores and going out of business sales in the near term.

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Today, Kabam issued an update that allows players to add Kickback, the Decepticon Insecticon to their ultimate squad today, in "Transformers: Forged to Fight". Details on Kickback are below:

Add Kickback to your ultimate squad March 15th at 10AM PDT!

Faction: Decepticon
Class: Scout
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Optimus Prime’s life is in danger. Will the Autobots be able to save him?
Also, in this week's event, you can earn large amounts of resources to get you started well into HQ16!

Heavy Mettle
Unable to heal from battle injuries, Optimus Prime’s spark is rapidly fading.

As his time shortens, the possibility of his death weakens the Autobot’s morale.

But not all hope is lost, as one of the legendary Prime Cores may be Optimus Prime’s last chance for survival.

Event type: Individual Totaliser
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Tailgate is a 'bot who holds steadfast to his beliefs. Unfortunately for his fellow Autobots that belief system largely centers around believing every mechanical device on Earth is sentient. True to his name, Tailgate can use a powerful magnet to be pulled by other vehicles to reduce his fuel usage. Check out my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Tailgate!

In today's visit to Ben's Toy Box, I bring you a look at the U.S.S. Enterprise from Phase 2, an unproduced Star Trek series that almost aired in 1978! Eaglemoss brings this unique design which has never been available like this before. Check out my thoughts and photos of this cool addition tot he toy box!

Fracture is a Decepticon but he prefers working on his own backed up by his Mini-Cons. He has no honor, believing the ends justify the means, making him a very dangerous villain! Check out my review of Warrior Class Fracture from "Robots in Disguise"!

On March 9th the "Generation One" soundtrack went on sale and the Optimus Prime and Megatron variants sold out in an incredible six minutes. Limited to 500 copies each, many fans turned to purchasing the "Bumblebee" version on Thinkgeek and even that is sold out now! However there is good news. Enjoy The Ride/Toons has announced they will repress the record! Check out the Tweet below:

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Various outlets including Bloomberg Markets and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Toys 'R' Us may be closing all of its U.S. Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us stores. (Read more...)

Once a simple truck driver, Ginrai was shown his destiny when he encountered the Transformers. Soon he learned he was more than just a regular working guy. He was a hero! Today I bring you an extensive look at "Legends" Super Ginrai!


From the Avengers: Infinity War comes Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Spider, Iron Man, Black Panther, and of course Thanos! Each articulated figure features movie-accurate sculpting and colors, weapons, and accessories.

Diamond Select presents new statues and figures from the new movie Avengers: Infinity War!
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Take part in this event and gather Longshot Crystals over 60 Prestiges. Each crystal contains one of the following: A 2, 3, or 4-Star Warpath or Skullsmasher or 2, 3, or 4-Star Crystal Shards.

Lost and Found
The Prime Cores - the once-mythical 'hearts' of the 13 Cybertronian Primes - have fallen to Earth.

After discovering the location of three Cores, the Autobots and Decepticons raced across the continents to claim them, only to meet each other in deadly conflict.

The search is not over.

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Thanks to Amazon Japan Transformers fans now have official photos of several upcoming Takara Tomy "Power of the Primes" releases! "Power of the Primes" represents a unified line where Hasbro and Takara Tomy will be sharing the same releases so these photos are a good representation of what will be released in Hasbro's line. These are perhaps some of the clearest photos we have seen so far of these figures outside of Toy Fair 2018. Below is a list of the figures revealed with Amazon Japan's prices and release dates. (Read more...)

Hasbro, Enjoy the Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings Present the First Official Release of the Transformers Original Television Series Score on Collector’s Edition Vinyl on March 9

With 40 Tracks, Soundtrack is Available for the First Time in Any Format and

Presented In Three Colored Vinyl SKUs

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The "Generation One" theme song is one of the most iconic TV show songs from the 80's, but for years fans have gone without an official release of the music from the series. Hasbro and Legacy Recordings announced quite some time ago that there was a soundtrack in the works, but there was not much word on it until it was revealed at Toy Fair 2018. Now thanks to Kotaku we finally have official information on the record, including a release date: March 9!

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Filled with swagger and violent intentions, Nitro is a Decepticon that Megatron knows he can rely on. With his abilities as a tracker and aerial warrior Nitro is one of Megatron's most valuable assets! Today I bring you my review and gallery of Nitro from "The Last Knight"!

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