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Thanks to Toys R Us Japan, fans now have clear images of the upcoming "Star Wars Powered by Transformers" Darth Vader figure. The figure will feature Darth Vader piloting a Tie Fighter that transforms into a mech based on his appearance. Also included will be a Lightsaber accessory and five Stormtrooper mini-figures. Vader is listed as 4,999 Yen (about $44.53 USD). The site lists a release date of April 02, 2018. Below is the official text from the site (translated via Google Translate):

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Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore has put up preorders for the upcoming Legends Takara Tomy exclusive Greatshot and Grand Maximus figures! In G1, the Greatshot figure was a retool of Sixshot while Grand Maximus was a redeco of Fortress Maximus (with a Pretender shell for the head). History repeats itself again as Greatshot is a retool and retdeco of "Titans Return" Six Shot while Grand Maximus is a redeco of "Titans Return' Fortress Maixmus.

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Humor is not something you would normally expect on the battlefield, but Grotusque has it in spades. He is not all laughs however. This Autobot is a strategist who helps the Autobots plan battles with a keen, tactical mind.Today I bring you a look at "Ttans Return Grotusque with Scroponok!


Cybertron (aka Primus) was released at Toys R Us months ago, but the $149.99 price tag made it difficult for many fans to justify the cost. For those who have been waiting for a price drop, Toys R Us has finally obliged! Cybertron has dropped in price to $109.19 (a savings of $40.80). You can order the figure online with free shipping now.

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Last week I attended New York Comic-Con 2017. This past week I joined the gents at The Repacked Podcast to chat about the con. Check out The Repacked Podcast episode 194 as I join Craig, Sal and company to talk about Pacific Rim, Marvel Legends, Transformers and more!


The first synopsis and an official image from the upcoming "Transformers: Cyberverse" cartoon has been revealed by Comicbook.com. According to the article, this new cartoon will focus on the adventures of Bumblebee and Windblade. Bumblebee is suffering from a damaged memory, so the show will be told in part in flashbacks as he regains his memories.

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On Cybertron Optimus Prime was the Autobot hero who helped shape the Autobots into an effective fighting force against the Decepticons. When he was coming to Earth he knew he would have to pick up the fight again when he arrived. After all, freedom is the right of all sentient beings! Check out my review of the Toys R Us exclusive Mission to Cybertron Optimus Prime 2-Pack!


At New York Comic-Con 2017, Diamond had an awesome display which included prototypes of figures from their upcoming "Pacific Rim Uprising" line of figures. "Pacific Rim" is one of my favorite films of the past ten years and seeing figures made for this new movie was absolutely thrilling! Check out the official information on these figures below and photos courtesy of Diamond!


Pacific Rim Uprising Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. ($24.99 each)
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DISNEY AFTERNOON ACTION FIGURES
The latest Funko Action Figures now feature some characters from The Disney Afternoon Collection! These fully articulated figures stand roughly 3.75 inches tall and most are featured with accessories! This series includes the terror that flaps in the night, Darkwing Duck! The richest duck in the world, Scrooge McDuck and the fun-loving Baloo, and the pair of mischievous chipmunks, Chip and Dale.
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This past weekend, over 200,000 attendees visited the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City for New York Comic-Con! Ben's World of Transformers was in attendance and now you can check out my report from the event featuring my write up, gallery link and links to my Tweets from various panels.


Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Optimus Prime and Megatron believe the tides of battle can be turned with their Triple Changers, however, there is something else that will make the Earth Wars even more devastating.

Unknown Power

The tide of war is at bay...

After last week’s showdown of epic proportions, the battle for the Enigma of Combination has come to an inconclusive end.

With dozens of Autobots and Decepticons damaged and evacuated, it’s time to seek alternative solutions...

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Hot on the heels of yesterday night's reveal of LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot, Takara Tomy has put up official listings on Takara Tomy Mall offering a better look at these two special figures.

Grand Maximus
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Ever since Fortress Maximus and Six Shot were released as part of "Titans Return" line fans have speculated that Takara Tomy would redeco Fortress Maximus as Grand Maximus and retool Six Shot into Greatshot. Now it looks like we have confirmation that Takara Tomy is doing just that! Two images have been added to the carousel at the top of Takara Tomy's page showing both these characters!

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Thanks to the Takara Tomy site fans now have new images of toys to check out! Listings for Seaspray (with Lione), Topspin (with Targetmaster) and Twin Twist (with Targetmaster). Here is a rundown of the details for each:

Sea Spray and Lione
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In a surprise bit of news this past weekend, it was revealed by many outlets that Takara Tomy would be reissuing God Fire Convoy as part of their "Encore" collection. God Fire Convoy is the combination of Fire Convoy and God Magnus (aka "Robots in Disguise" Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus). Also included is the giant sword originally released in a two pack in Japan back in 2000. This "Super God Sword" is a modification of the weapon originally included with the Japanese versions of Fortress Maximus, making it a tempting accessory for fans. (Read more...)


Revealed back in August, the Bumblebee Tribute 3-Pack has been released on Amazon.com! The set retails for $59.99 and features three versions of Bumblebee. From the Amazon page:

Imagine kickin’ it with the heroic Autobot scout from the epic Transformers movies with this Bumblebee Evolution 3-Pack. The premium, garage-style packaging showcases 3 slick Chevrolet Camaro models of Bumblebee from movies 1, 4, and 5.

Movie 1: 1977 Chevrolet Camaro
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The artwork of Ken Christiansen is well known to fans of the "Generations" and "Platinum" lines where his artwork has graced Hasbro packaging for years. With the release of "Titans Return" Grotusque, Ken was cool enough to share concept/design art for Grotusque's beast mode! Check out the art and his original post embedded below.

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Hasbro has released the official descriptions and photos of the toys revealed at New York Comic-Con 2017! Images and release are below, enjoy!

Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Vector Prime Prime Master
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This afternoon Hasbro held sessions with various media to check out upcoming Transformers product for 2018! This meant an up close look at a lot of the "Power of the Primes" products that were first mentioned at HasCon. Among the products shown were more Decoy Suits including Metalhawk, Landmine and Submarauder. We also got an up close look at the Terrorcons first revealed at HasCon! Check out the photos below. More will come later today but I wanted everyone to get a first look as soon as possible.


In a surprise reveal/release, Titan Master Grotusque with bonus Titan Master Scorponok is now LIVE on HasbroToyShop! However the listing is having issues so you will need to load the main page, search for "Transformers" and add it to your cart from the search results. If your session goes longer than 30 seconds, I recommend closing your session and trying again. Good luck!

Update: The direct link appears to be working now! https://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/-c3541as00


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