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San Diego Comic-Con is a place where upcoming movies make a big splash, and yesterday it was time for the "Bumblebee" movie to shine! Early in the day Twitter user @badtasteit posted a short video of John Cena walking through the crowds at the convention in full Bumblebee costume! Check it out in the embed below:

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For months now fans have been told that Walmart would be releasing several G1 reissues under the banner of "Vintage G1" figures. While Walmart has posted listings these figures are not yet in stock with the giant retailer. Meanwhile, BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore has Hot Rod in stock so I thought I'd snag one to see what fans have to expect from this line of "Vintage G1" reissues. (Read more...)

The run of official photos of new product from Hasbro Pulse continues! This time out fans are getting a better look at some figures from the upcoming "War for Cybertron: Siege" figures. Among some of the more exciting releases coming out are Cog, allowing fans to finally "complete" their modern era Fortress Maximus sets and an Ultra Magnus figure that features a separate, smaller "white Optimus Prime style" figure! These photos also beautifully show off the Micromasters in all their G1 homage glory!

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The reveals from SDCC 2018 include new figures in the "Studio Series". So far "Studio Series" has done an admirable job of representing movie characters with new figures. That will continue with the "Bumblebee" movie being added into the mix! (Read more...)

The Official Transformers Facebook Page has released several renders of upcoming "Cyberverse" figures. This line of figures takes some classic and some not-so-classic (but cool) characters and represents them in new ways with figures that emphasize action features. The post indicates these figures belong to the "Action Attackers" assortment but they seem to actually come from several different parts of the line including the Warrior and Scout Classes.

Ben's World of Transformers affiliate Entertainment Earth has posted a SDCC 2018 related surprise: pre-orders for Volume 2 of Studio Series Bumblebee with retro dino-cassettes! Previously Hasbro announced the Bumblebee Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage Set and now they have announced volume 2! Here is the official description from Entertainment Earth's web site:

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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has kicked off with a ton of events including Hasbro's annual breakfast where they display upcoming products for the following year. This is the same event where lines like "Combiner Wars" were first revealed and it is always exciting to see what is coming.

Thanks to fellow fan and awesome friend E.R. Bustamante Ben's World of Transformers has some photos to share from the event! The toys shown at the breakfast focused on three key lines: The upcoming Walmart G1 reissues, "Generations" and the Bumblebee Movie. Here are some general notes on each:

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The celebration continues in the new Saga, with an exclusive G1 Avatar!

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Witness the start of a new Saga and take part in this weekend's event to win:

  • Up to 4,000,000 Alloy
  • Up to 4,000,000 Energon
  • Up to 10,000 Spark
  • Lots of Crystal Shards
  • A new G1 Avatar!

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 20/07/18 10:00 UTC
End Date: 23/07/18 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: None
Bonus Experience: Double XP

How to Participate?
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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has begun and with it Hasbro has launched its Amazon SDCC 2018 shop! Featuring toys and t-shirts, this shop is offering items unique to Amazon but not the actual SDCC 2018 exclusive figures (those you will find here and here). Instead, this shop features the following items:

Starting earlier this year there were rumors floating around that some vintage G1 Transformers figures would be seeing a re-release. The first appeared to be a reissue of Hot Rod in a Generation One style box. Indeed, by May an Official Walmart listing went up. (Read more...)

For months now Amazon has had a "placeholder listing" for the upcoming "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off figure but there were no photos or details. Now the listing has been updated featuring shiny stock photos and product information! Interestingly, Blast-Off is shown with a "Combiner Wars" hand/foot/weapon accessory instead of the "Prime Armor" hands most Deluxes have had in "Power of the Primes". Here is the description:

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The action figure reveals keep rolling along leading to SDCC! Geekdad has posted several images from the upcoming lineup of "Bumblebee" Movie toys. Instead of focusing on the "Studio Series" style figures, these appear to be figures aimed at younger kids and more focused on play than screen accuracy. The assortments shown include:

Energon Igniters Speed ($5.99)
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While Optimus Prime serves as a beacon of hope and courage, Nemesis Prime represents fear and despair! This evil Decepticon is just as strong and powerful as Optimus, but he is a purely destructive force with no mercy. Check out my review and gallery of Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Nemesis Prime!

This past week, it was revealed that Punch/Counterpunch and Repugnus had been listed on At the time the were not yet available for pre-orders. Over the past few days, Repugnus was opened up for pre-orders on Amazon's US site, but the listing disappeared earlier today. Now "Power of the Primes" Punch/Counterpunch with Prima Prime has been listed for pre-orders on Amazon's US site! (Read more...)

Friday the 13th is sometimes associated with bad luck, but for Transformers fans today is a good day! Thanks to the folks at Gameinformer, fans now have their first look at three of the figures from the upcoming "War for Cybertron" series! The three figures revealed are: Firedrive, Optimus Prime and Sideswipe! Each figure has key design elements from their G1 counterparts. Here are the official descriptions from Hasbro:

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Last month the first trailer for the "Bumblebee" movie was revealed. While there was heavy focus on the Autobot, there was only one Decepticon shown: Starscream. (Read more...)

Fans have been seeing awesome photos of Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron over the last few weeks, but so far it seemed that this figure would be exclusive to the Japanese market. However, thanks to BWTF affiliate Entertainment Earth, we now have confirmation that there will be a US release of this figure! Entertainment Earth has put up pre-orders for Megatron at a price of $319 due to ship in February 2019. (Read more...)


The One:12 Collective Ragnarok Hela figure captures the malicious intent of the former Asgardian executioner. Presented in a film-accurate fitted suit with metallic accents and chest plate armor, Hela comes equipped with two Necroswords. $80.00

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With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 fast approaching, it is no surprise that Hasbro would begin to release new action figure information. This morning brings fans a first look at the Bumblebee action figure from the upcoming feature film! From Hasbro Pulse we get a look at a composite of Bumblebee in robot and vehicle modes. Via Nerdist we have a better look at the figure. (Read more...)

It was revealed over a week ago that San Diego Comic-Con 2018 would be showing some "Beast Wars" love via their release of Optimal Optimus in a new deco with the "Throne of the Primes". Now thanks to HasbroToyShop we have a official listing and photos of this set! The set is listed at $69.99. Oddly, the Inferno trading card is pictured with Optimal in what is likely a Photoshop error. Check out the official details and photos below:

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