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Over the last decade, the Transformers live action movie franchise has helped revive massive interest in Transformers, making it one of Hasbro's top selling brands., but some change may be coming. Via Collider we now have confirmation that Paramount Pictures has pulled "Transformers 7" from its release schedule. (Read more...)

Thanks to Chris Delarmente‎ via Planet Iacon we now have a better look at the upcoming "Beast Wars" Megatron Masterpiece figure (MP-43). Megatron was revealed a couple weeks ago, but fans only got to see him in robot mode. This magazine spread shows him in both modes and we get a view of the back. It also appears his tail is indeed held by a hand in robot mode! (Read more...)


Now is your chance to grab the collectibles and accessories you’ve been waiting for! Don’t miss out on these sale items from Hasbro, Takara, Funko, and more.


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Thanks to NOTRAB on Weibo, we now have photos of a "rusted version" of "Studio Series" Bumblebee. According to the Weibo post this is a limited edition of 300 and was distributed this past week in China. There is also an interesting image of a camoflage Blackout via Snakas Blog that is reportedly limited to 88 pieces. (Read more...)

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No more running out of ability points in battle, it’s time to unveil the new Prime Core: Alpha Trion!

New Prime Core: Alpha Trion
Alpha Trion -a rational mind, with millennia of experience- is the personification of wisdom.

His powers enlighten those whose minds are ready, bringing them incredible insights and revelations!

Equip a bot with the Alpha Trion Core and they will generate Ability Points just by sheer power of will!

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 25/05/2018 10:00 UTC
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For a couple months now word of a reissue of the Generation One Hot Rod action figure have been circulating around thanks to listings by some online retailers. Now we have confirmation that this figure will see a release via Walmart. No word yet on whether this is an exclusive (since a couple online retailers already listed it) but this listing is the most "official" word we have seen of its release. (Read more...)

I am a big pop culture nerd, and I love movies that are a big spectacle. Over the years one series that has constantly ramped up its stunts and action is the "Mission: Impossible" series. With creative set pieces, crazy stunts and a classic name, this series checks off a lot of boxes for me. Check out the trailer for "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" below.

"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" opens July 27, 2018.

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Thanks to TFND fans now have official stock photos of the upcoming "Power of the Primes" Wreck-Gar figure! This figure was the subject of leaks a while back, but these are the first set of official photos showing the figure clearly and in package. (Read more...)

If you live near an Ollie's Bargain Outlet you may be in luck! Today Ollies stores received shipments of "Titans Return" Trypticon and they are blowing them out at $49.99 each! Fan reports indicate some stores are only a receiving a few while others are receiving over twenty. I would recommend using the Ollies Store Locator and calling your local store to be sure the have any before you head out. Good luck!

Originally produced as a "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2015) exclusive, Entertainment Earth has commissioned a new run of their Thanos Glow-in-the-Dark 6-Inch Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head Figure! This item features the Mad Titan with a big, evil grin on his face. The item is listed at $15.99 and is due to ship in September 2018. Follow this link to pre-order your Thanos and support BWTF!


Nothing but darkness pierces through the all-new face sculpt of Michael’s expressionless white mask! Featuring rooted hair and presented in his film-accurate blue coveralls, the terror of Haddonfield comes equipped with his signature kitchen knife accessory. $39.99

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Moonracer is a cheerful optimist whose attitude helps her in the unending war against the Decepticons. Her attitude sometimes gets her in trouble, but she is always willing to fight tenaciously to make things right! Check out my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Moonracer.

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Did anyone say… new 5* bots?

Salty Encounters

“It’s not easy being fabulous...”...thinks Tracks as he spreads yet another layer of polish over his recently acquired chassis. “Look good first, kick metal later -that’s the secret!”, he exclaims as he sprays himself with New Car Scent perfume. “And now, time for action! Oh wait… maybe a bit more wax first”

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 18/05/2018 10:00 UTC
End Date: 21/05/2018 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: 60
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Treacherous and powerful, Starscream has unlimited ambition but it is often betrayed by his own lack of self control. I finish up my review of the 4.5 inch "Authentics" with a review and gallery of "Authentics" Starscream!

Amazon Japan has posted several listings for "Power of the Primes" figures along with official stock photos! The Japanese "Power of the Primes" releases are supposed to be the same as the "Generations" releases so these photos give us a good idea of what the figures will look like when released as part of "Generations". Some of these products are either already out or have been seen before, but these shots give us a detailed look at Novastar and Inferno, both of which have not yet been released! These figures are all due in Japan on October 31, 2018.

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Last week Takara Tomy Mall revealed Masterpiece Cordon, a retool and redeco of Masterpiece Sunstreaker. Now thanks to Takara Tomy Mall we have clear stock photos of the figure! These figures show off the retooled vehicle mode featuring a light bar and what looks like different blaster than Sunstreaker. (Read more...)

Greatshot was once a loner who fought the Decepticons on his own terms. Over time he joined the Autobot team, but even then he likes to fight the Decepticons his own way using his versatile arsenal of alt-modes! Check out my review and gallery of this special Takara Tomy Mall release.

Avast Ye! This Lobstercon be the mighty Thermidor! He'll be raidin' your loot any time he feels like it. If ye Landlubbers try and stop him he'll give ye no quarter when he attacks! Check out this review and gallery of Thermidor! has posted listings for "Power of the Primes" Cindersaur and Outback. Though the two items are listed as "Currently unavailable" the listings do include the official stock photos for these figures, giving us a good look at the retooling and redeco work done to create both figures. Cindersaur is a redeco and retool of Dinobot Slash.
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The ranks of "Beast Wars Transformers" characters in "Forged to Fight" grows starting today! Check out the Bot Intel report and video about Transmetal Cheetor below:

Add Cheetor to your ultimate squad May 10th at 10AM PDT!

Faction: Maximal
Class: Scout
As the youngest and quickest of the Maximals, Cheetor is one part soldier and one part daredevil. With the addition of rocket boosters and the power of flight, his Transmetal upgrade makes him even more unpredictable.


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