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With the coming wave of Japanese exclusive Transformers releases on the way, TF Yuki has posted a new photo featuring the "Unite Warriors" versions of Bruticus and Computron. Both are featured in front of their respective boxes. Check out the eye candy in the embed below!

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Amazon.com has posted its listing for the 30th Anniversary edition of "Transformers: The Movie" on DVD and Blu-Ray! This edition is the first Blu-Ray release in the United States featuring all new cover art. (Read more...)


Dust Up doesn't know how to do something halfway. Instead once she puts her mind to something she's all in until the end! Today's review looks at the Torchbearer Dust Up!


Adweek has posted an article discussions social-media and "Combiner Wars". Specifically the article talks about the way in which social-media allows companies to see opportunities such as taking advantage of nostalgia. "Combiner Wars" is cited as an example of a project that is, in part, bolstered by the presence of an online fandom who grew up with the grand. From the article:

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Nick from Space Ape has posted a new protip for "Transformers Earth Wars"! This focuses on using scout class Transformers to attack defenses, with a focus on Bumblebee and his special abilities. Check it out!


Thanks to Amazon Japan, we now have large and clear color photos of the upcoming "Legends" release of Fortress Maximus! "Legends" is the Japanese equivalent of "Generations" and often features figures released in "Generations" but with more deco. (Read more...)


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NEW PREORDERS
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NEW DIAMOND ITEMS
Eighteen new items are up for pre-order. Diamond Select waves 2 and 3 of The Muppets include Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Miss Piggy, and many more of your favorite beloved characters! Dr. Strange also makes an appearance as a Marvel Gallery Statue just as Harley Quinn joins DC’s Batman The Animated Series Gallery Statue line. New Marvel and Muppets Minimates are also available! Don’t miss out on these Diamond brand items!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=21223

MARVEL VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI FIGURES
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Thanks to the folks at Rogers and Cowan we now have the official press release for "Combiner Wars" along with higher res images!


HASBRO STUDIOS AND MACHINIMA PREVIEW “TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS” DURING CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL

Panel featuring Hasbro Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis and Machinima Chief Executive Officer Chad Gutstein unveiled first-look images and plot details from the forthcoming digital series

Included among the reveals will be the announcement of a TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS Prelude Series launching on June 28

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Fans have been hearing about the Machinima exclusive "Combiner Wars" series for quite some time now, but now thanks to Entertainment Weekly we finally have our first look at the upcoming animated show! The images have a beautiful modern style and feature characters like Windblade and Menasor. "Combiner Wars" will debut on Go90 on August 2, 2016.

*All images are mirrored from Entertainment Weekly's article.


True to her name Stormclash is capable of great violence in contrast to her twin sister Skyburst. When even her power is not enough to defeat her enemies she can combine with her fellow Torchbearers to form Victorion! Today's review brings you a look at Stormclash!


Revolution #1 (of 5)—GEM OF THE MONTH
Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c)
THE REVOLUTION BEGINS! Explosions rip across the Earth—and all signs of blame point to OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS! G.I. JOE refuses to go quietly—and they assemble heroes big enough to stop the invaders! ACTION MAN and M.A.S.K. fight for humanity—but where do ROM and the MICRONAUTS stand? Celebrating more than a decade of stories by IDW and HASBRO, this unprecedented bi-weekly event draws everything together—and leaves nothing standing. The REVOLUTION is here—TAKE A STAND!
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Via Instagram "Transformers: The Last Knight" director and producer Michael Bay has revealed a new Transformers: Squeeks. Based on other leaks from the set, this little Transformer transforms into a Vespa. The photo also shows star Isabela Moner suggesting that her character and Squeeks are teamed up for the film. Check out the photo in the embed below:

Update: Bay has posted an additional photo, added to this news post.

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Takara Tomy Mall has updated their listing for Lynx Master, the "Unite Warriors" release of "Combiner Wars" Sky Lynx and several Autobots including Ratchet and Hound. These photos show off the decos on the figures and in some cases, more dynamic poses. I'm loving the way these guys look, especially Hound and Ratchet who have really gorgeous G1 based decos!


Space Ape has announced the first event for "Transformers Earth Wars". Check out the info below:

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

This week we’re bringing you our first Transformers: Earth Wars event. Battle this weekend for the chance to win Premium Character Crystals which can be used for the chance to unlock Alpha Bravo or Long Haul who are both returning to the game this week!

More Than Meets the Eye Event
Battle this weekend and unlock prizes including Premium Character Crystals!

Start Date: 23/06/16 14:00 GMT
End Date: 28/06/16 14:00 GMT

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Thanks to Jesse Wittenrich we now have in-hand photos of the upcoming G.I. Joe club exclusive crossover set. This set is based on the "Generation 2" comic book. The set includes "Ninja Force" Scarlett (yes, that was a thing), Cobra Commander, a "holographic" Legends Class Megatron and Ratbat in "comic book" colors. Accessories include two obscure characters: Black Cat and "Toaster" (yes, they are actual G1 characters).

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Toys R Us Hong Kong has announced a give away of a Master Sword accessory for Titan Class Fortress Maximus! This sword features a deco based on the G1 Master Sword. Only 100 will be available to those who order Fortress Maximus in Hong Kong. The sculpt for this sword appears to be the same as the sword being included with both the SDCC 2016 and Takara versions of the figure.


The ideal Autobot, Skyburst is a warrior who fights only because she has to and she seeks to make the universe a better place. When facing overwhelming force, Skyburst can combine with her fellow Torchbearers to form Victorion! Today I kick off my reviews of the Victorion set with a look at Skyburst.


Have you been building up your base and upgrading your characters in "Earth Wars" at a frantic pace? Well, if so you can take a break and download the latest update to the game. Via Facebook, Space Ape has announced the following changes:

"Our team have been hard at work creating some cool new features for the game and balancing other aspects of the game. While the update is live, these changes will go live later in the week!

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Actress Laura Haddock has announced via video that she is now part of the cast of "The Last Knight". Haddock is a newcomer to the franchise and talks about her excitement at joining a cast that includes Optimus Prime. Haddock appeared in the 2014 Marvel film "Guardians of the Galaxy" as Meredith Quill and more recently appeared in the acclaimed series "Luther". Check out her announcement video below:

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With filming underway more and more news is pouring out into the 'net about the next live action Transformers film "The Last Knight". This time out it's a tweet from actor Mitch Pileggi confirming his involvement in the film! Most folks will remember Pileggi from his work as Walter Skinner in "The X-Files" but his work has spanned many shows including "Supernatural", "Dallas" and "Grey's Anatomy". Check out the Tweet in the embed below:

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