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For the last few years Transformers fans have had the opportunity to vote and influence an element of the Generations toy line and fiction. Now that time has come again where fans get to vote for the next Prime in the "Power of the Primes" vote! Head on over to the official Transformers site to get your votes in for the first round today! This round focuses on the themes of Honor, Chaos and Order. (Read more...)


Astrotrain is a Decepticon who utilizes confusion as much as his weaponry to battle his Autobot foes! Switching quickly from mode to mode he loves seeing Autobots frozen in confusion before he destroys them! Today I bring you a look at Voyager Class Astrotrain!


In two days Transformers fans will be given the opportunity to help guide the direction of Transformers fiction when they vote to determine who the next Prime will be! Ahead of this voting Hasbro had a placeholder beta site in place (now taken down). However BWTF snagged these screenshots before the beta was taken down. Look for voting to begin January 23!

*Credit: I first became aware of this via The Allspark.


The folks over at the General Geekery Podcast were kind enough to welcome Ben's World of Transformers to chat about Transformers, Star Trek and geek life. Check out the podcast here!


Long before the Legion Class figures that fans are familiar with came out, the smaller Transformers figures were known as the "Legends" Class (now used for the $9.99 price point). Among them were small versions of Optimus Prime, Starscream and Bumblebee. Over the years these have come out again and again in different decos. (Read more...)


In a recent interview with Collider, D.J. Caruso (director of the upcoming xXx: Return of Xander Cage) spoke about ideas he had for G.I. Joe 3, which could have involved our favorite Robots in Disguise meeting the Real American Heroes. In the interview Caruso says:

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During today's live stream Space Ape revealed two new Combiners coming to "Earth Wars"! On the Autobot side is Optimus Maximus (comprised of Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Hound) and on the other side is Bruticus formed from the Combaticons who are already in the game. Both Combiners feature two melee style attacks and one where they launch firepower at targets. Check out the live stream video below where the screenshots attached to this article were sourced.

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

As the sole Autobot combiner, Superion has shouldered a heavy burden, while as the sole Decepticon Combiner, Devastator has let his power go straight to his head!

Breaking Point
For the Autobots, it's clear that relying on one Combiner is not a long term solution to the Decepticon threat. They endeavor to form another Combiner to share the Aerialbots' burden!

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Yahoo! Movies has provided an exclusive first look at the remote controlled Sqweeks figure from "The Last Knight". Sqweeks was introduced last Summer and is intended to be one of the breakout characters of the film.

Among the features of this figure are a large blaster, lights, sounds and even dance!

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Many Decepticons are obsessed with conquest, destroying Autobots or sometimes just their own self interests. Springload takes things to another level however. He is on the hunt for the mythical land of Doradus and no Autobot or Decepticon will stop him! Today I bring you a look at Legion Class Springload!


Dick Gautier, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in the third season of the original Transformers series has passed away at the age of 85.

Gautier passed away on Friday at an assisted living facility according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.

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After an initial announcement only a few days ago, the Hasbro Pulse site has been updated with new information about the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee figure! There are some exciting tid-bits about this figure including the use of die-cast metal! Note: this figure will be a Toys R Us exclusive much like other Masterpiece figures released in the last few years. (Read more...)


Dengeki Hobby Web has released an amazing set of photos showcasing the upcoming "Beast Wars II Super Robot Life Transformer Convoy The Crisis! It is a legendary commander "Convoy" version of Masterpiece Optimus Primal! This version brings the figure much more in line with his classic "Beast Wars" appearance. Here's how the release differs from the current release:


Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Hound's out exploring and stumbles upon a race track, though it seems that something’s afoot as one of the cars bears a Decepticon badge… Drag Strip!

Race Day Mayhem

Challenged by Hound, Drag Strip forces him and his fellow Autobots into a deadly race, threatening to endanger nearby humans if they don’t partake.

Race for glory and exploit your opponents distraction to earn Alloy, Energon, Spark, 3-Star Shards and Mayhem Crystals!

Start Date: 13/01/2017 11:00 UTC
End Date: 16/01/2017 11:00 UTC

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MP-38 MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIMAL SUPREME COMMANDER
From the Transformers Beast Wars series, Optimus Primal is getting his second release into the Masterpiece line, this time as a Supreme Commander! Like all Masterpiece figures, Optimus Primal features a high level of articulation and transforming ability. $119.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK12447&mode=re...

THUNDERCATS MEGA SCALE FIGURES
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Space Ape has released two new images featuring upcoming characters for "Transformers Earth Wars". The two are Dragstrip and Hound! Both are based on their "Combiner Wars" models. No word yet on their abilities, but new news tends to come out on Wednesdays and Thursdays for this game so we should know soon!


On a never ending mission to defeat Autobots and "level up", Bisk seems to be playing a game only he is aware of. Between his hard shell and fast vehicle mode he is not easy to defeat, as Autobots have learned time and time again! Check out my review of Legion Class Bisk from "Robots in Disguise"!


Thanks to the kind folks at Rogers & Cowan BWTF presents the official product images and descriptions for Shadow Spark Optimus Prime and Masterpiece Bumblebee who were revealed yesterday at Hong Kong's Toy Fair!


Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Shadow Spark Optimus Prime
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $69.99/Available: April 2017)
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Last night HasbroToyShop put up a pile of new listsings (none of which are in stock as of this morning). Among them are some new "Rescue Bots" listings for "Flip Racers"! The four characters in this assortment are: Heatwave, Hoist, Medix and Optimus Prime.

Here is the official description of these figures:
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Toy Fair Hong Kong has kicked off and as part of that event Hasbro and Takara Tomy revealed two new figures: "The Last Knight" Optimus Prime and a special Masterpiece edition of Movie 2007 Bumblebee!

Thanks to The Toy Zone D (via DaimChocReports) we have video of the event. Here are some details:

Shadow Spark Optimus Prime

  • Leader Class "Premiere" edition
  • "Premiere" refers to a movie accurate line
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