When I was a kid, I remember there being Transformers Halloween costumes. They generally consisted of a plastic jumpsuit piece and a mask, but I always wondered how great it would be to have an actual transforming costume. Now thanks to the folks at Disguise, kids can now make that dream come true with the Bumblebee "Converting Costume"!
Autobot Lancer is a new figure based on a character who appeared very briefly in the Generation One cartoon. She was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 via Entertainment Earth. Check out my review and gallery of Autobot Lancer!
Fans have heard about a rumored Deluxe Class Ratchet for "War for Cybertron: Siege" for months now. At the Hasbro Panel during San Diego Comic-Con they finally confirmed the figure as a Walgreens exclusive. Now thanks to the Official Transformers Facebook Page we have official CG renders of the figure and confirmation this will be an exclusive at Walgreens this Fall. The figure is not on Walgreens' site just yet but once it is you can bet BWTF will report on it!
Following a series of announcements at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Hasbro has updated its Facebook page with three images of upcoming products. From "Cyberverse" we have Cheetor with his battleship armor and a Warrior Class Slipstream. From "Generations" they have announced the previously revealed "Rainmakers" set. All these items have been announced as Target exclusives due to be released this Fall. There have been reports of fans finding the Rainmakers set already. (Read more...)
Every year thousands of science fiction, fantasy, Anime and fans of all forms of Geekery descend upon San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate. This year was my very first visit to this convention and it was an exciting one! Check out my report and gallery from the showroom floor along with links to my coverage of various events.
"Star Trek: Picard" is an upcoming series on CBS All Access. Set twenty years after the events of Insurrection, Picard has left Starfleet for what appears to be a simple life. However, events will conspire to bring him back to the stars! Patrick Stewart returns to play the legendary Captain. (Read more...)
Blue Big Convoy led the Primus Vanguard, protecting dimensions across invasion from those who would seek to do harm. He would eventually fall after being betrayed by Straxus! Check out my review and gallery of this Takara Tomy Mall exclusive version of Big Convoy.
Long time followers of my site will know that one of the fandoms I belong to other than Transformers is Star Trek. Indeed, my entry into Star Trek fandom happened years before Transformers were ever released! When I discovered the Eaglemoss collection of Star Trek ships years ago I was instantly in love with the collection. These are the ships I had wanted since I was a kid! A good size, not too big, not too small and filled with detail. (Read more...)
While "Generations" tends to take the spotlight when it comes to Transformers toys nowadays, there is another line which appeals to kids and a very specific part of fandom: BotBots! These adorable (and sometimes weird) figures took the line by storm earlier this year and the line will continue well into the end of this year (and beyond). (Read more...)
As part of its many events at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Hasbro held a Fan Media Event Thursday evening that acted like a bookend to the breakfast from earlier in the day. During this event the Hasbro team had hoped to demonstrate the transformation of the Unicron grey model live with the assistance of engineers and designers from Takara Tomy. However, not all quite went as planned. While Unicron was there in robot mode in all his glory, the engineers were worried that the prototype would require some more delicate touches behind the scenes to transform properly. (Read more...)
While veteran fans have the likes of Masterpiece and "Siege" to occupy their time, younger Transformers fans (and yes, some older ones) may be interested to see what is happening with the "Cyberverse" toy line. This Fall, "Cyberverse" will focus on the sub-line titled "Power of the Spark". The story revolves around the Allspark taking ordinary vehicles and turning them into powerful armor for Transformers (both Autobots and Decepticons!). Check out these awesome photos of what looks like a super fun play pattern right from the Hasbro booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
This morning at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro held its Hasbro's Entertainment Brand Preview Breakfast displaying upcoming products from some of its key brands including Marvel, Star Wars, Power Rangers and of course, Transformers. This year was very low key at the breakfast, with only three reveals (two of which had already been revealed elsewhere). Here's the rundown:
As part of its display at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the Transformers team made a strong showing with their "Generations" display. Several upcoming "Siege" figures were on display including a battle scene happening with Omega Supreme in base mode! Also swooping in to assist is Commander Class Jetfire! In addition to these reveals we get a good look at how figures like the upcoming Mirage and Impactor will look up close. Interestingly, the Micromaster 10-Pack revealed previously was taken out of the shelf as it was not intended to be seen just yet.
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has kicked off with Wednesday's Preview Night where a limited audience could hit the show floor, take in the sights and of course, spend insane amount of money! Among the most impressive displays was the prototype of Unicron! Launched three days ago, Hasbro made a strong showing of presenting Unicron in both modes. The figure was gigantic and the display cases allowed fans to see the figure at multiple angles. Check out my video below featuring the Monster Planet himself.
SDCC 2019 has barely begun and we already have some exciting photos coming out of the exhibition hall featuring upcoming "Siege" figures! Thanks to Stryker Wang of 52 Toys, we now have a look at some of the figures at the convention. These reveals include previously seen figures along with a few surprises! Here's the rundown:
- Astrotrain: These photos reveal part of the vehicle mode becomes a launchpad!
- Ratbat and Rumble (or Frenzy if you prefer).
It's that time of year again! San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tomorrow and as always, Hasbro will be showing off new products and holding panels during the convention. Traditionally I have not been able to attend the convention due to personal commitments. In past years, some dear friends would attend the Hasbro breakfast for me and send back photos. This year however is different! For the first time ever I will be covering the Hasbro breakfast personally! Also, I plan to attend Hasbro's panel and live Tweet from it. Here is the information on the two main events I plan to report on:
The Official Transformers TCG Facebook Page has posted the Battle Cards for the "Blaster versus Soundwave" Deck being released at SDCC 2019. There will be two versions of this set. One convention exclusive "35th Anniversary Edition" and another mass retail version. Both will feature the same cards but different artwork for the characters. The Battle Cards revealed today will also be duplicated across both sets featuring the same artwork. Here is the official information and breakdown: