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This past Thursday the newest entry into the Star Trek television universe began: "Star Trek Picard". This series focuses on the character of Picard twenty years after the events in the last feature film "Star Trek Nemesis". In one scene, a familiar voice is heard (and for those in the know, a familiar face): it is Sumalee Montano who voiced Transformers Prime Arcee! Montano has had quite a career since Transformers Prime, appearing in animated productions such as Voltron: Legendary Defender, Love, Death & Robots and Star Wars: Resistance. (Read more...)

Hasbro Pulse has revealed a new upcoming mini-series that follows up on last year's "Transformers '84" #0. This series will weave stories into the time frames before and after the Ark crashes on Earth. According to editor David Mariotte:

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Battle in this weekend’s event for your chance to unlock one of two new bots Strafe or Thrust!

Barrel Roll

Gather your Alliance members for a chance to win:

- Up to 100 Blasting Crystals with a chance to win a 4-Star, 3-Star or 2-Star Strafe or Thrust and lots of Crystal Shards!
- Up to 100,000 Spark
- Up to 50,000 Combiner Spark
- Up to 20,000 Premium Crystal Shards
- And SUPER XP per battle!

Event Type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 24/01/2020 10:00 UTC
End Date: 27/01/2020 10:00 UTC
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Highjump and Powertrain are members of the Off-Road Patrol, able to tackle any terrain and transform into the four barreled Confounder Cannon! Check out my review and gallery of these two Micromasters reborn.

Logical and power hungry, Shockwave is back in "Siege"! Check out my review and gallery of Leader Class Shockwave.

Online retailer In Demand Toys has posted several new stock photos of the upcoming Earthrise Transformers figures! These include the figures against white backgrounds as well as an Earth-like diorama. The figures shown include Optimus Prime, Grapple, Cliffjumper and Hoist. Check out the images below and if you have not yet done so, you can use the links below to put in your pre-orders for these figures!

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Nightflight and Slyhopper are two dangerous Decepticons on their own, but when they combine into the Dual-Edged Soundbreaker Sword their destructive power goes up twofold! Check out my reviews of Target exclusive Nightflight and Slyhopper.

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Learn more about the new Mine Cores arriving this week in Transformers: Earth Wars!
Defensive Spiral
Take part in this weekend's event to win:

- Up to 60,000 Spark
- Up to 5,000 Premium Shards, 2,000 3-Star Shards and 700 4-Star Shards
- Up to 5 Silver Power Cores and 1 Gold Power Core
- A NEW Prime Avatar
- And Frozen Spark Crystals from the hardest tiers!

Event Type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 17/01/2020 10:00 UTC
End Date: 20/01/2020 10:00 UTC
Bot Experience: 300%
Prestiges: None

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The return of the Vintage Collection! Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium, highly detailed 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from Star Wars: The Vintage Collection! $34.99

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In the past couple of years, Hasbro has been developing official Transformers product targeted at stores such as Family Dollar and Dollar General. Unlike figures of years past at these chains, these were not just simple redecos of existing product in new packaging, they were all newly developed for this market. It appears these figures have been successful as Family Dollar has just updated their web site with some new images that feature previously unannounced figures in this line!

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I wrap up my review of the first wave of Deluxe "Cyberverse" figures with a look at Optimus Prime! This is probably the best figure in the assortment. Check out my review and gallery to find out why.

Online retailer In Demand Toys has posted several videos featuring the transformations of upcoming Earthrise figures including Optimus Prime and Ironworks! These appear to be official Hasbro videos similar in style to those currently featured on their site for Siege. These give us some intriguing looks at what to expect including a very Classics style transformation on Starscream and a very G1-esque transformation for Grapple. Check out the videos in the embeds below (via In Demand Toys):
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Find out who the next bots joining Transformers: Earth Wars are and battle this weekend for the chance to win a guaranteed 4-Star Crystal!

Insecure Complex

Take part in this weekend's event to win:

- A Guaranteed 4-Star Crystal (2,500 4-Star Shards)!
- Up to 2,000 3-Star Shards
- Up to 5,000 Premium Shards
- Up to 70,000 Spark
- Up to 5 Silver Power Cores
- Gold Power Core
- 5,000,000 Alloy & Energon
- Up to 5 Frozen Spark Crystals with equal chances to drop 5,000 or 7,500 or 10,000 Spark

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Did you miss out on any Kaiyodo figures and model kits? Now is your chance to build your collection again with this huge sale! From the beautiful KT Project series to Evangelion and Star Wars, these are must-haves for any figure collector.

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Once an ally of Prowl before the Great Wars, Barricade became a brutal enforcer for Megatron's rule! Yesterday I reviewed "Studio Series" Barricade, so today I present my review and gallery of "Siege" Barricade!

Barricade is a brutal enforcer for the Decepticons. In 2007 he was charged with the pursuit and capture of the human known as Sam Witwicky who unknowingly held the key to finding Megatron! Check out my review and gallery of "Studio Series" Barricade.

It's the weekend and that means lots of fans will be trying to squeeze some toy hunting into the next couple days. With the beginning of the year comes a new batch of Transformers action figures hitting shelves! All photos in this post were taken by me at various stores in the Union County, New Jersey area. As you head out, keep an eye out for a few things:

  • Cyberverse is launching a bunch of new figures including the Target exclusive Sharkticon and Quintesson sets along with a mass release of the Deluxe Class figures.
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