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Burgertron is a cheesy action hero who is tough, strong and always has a quip to throw into the mix. Check out my review and gallery of Burgertron from "BotBots"!


Waddlepop is cuddly and loves encouraging her friends partly by high fiving them all the time. She has to be careful however since she can easily melt! Check out my review of the adorable Waddlepop.


Optimus Prime is the largest, strongest, and wisest of all Autobots. In a surprise release for 2019, Optimus Prime has joined the "Vintage G1" collection. Check out my review and gallery of "Vintage G1" Optimus Prime.


The first 61 BotBots figures are still making their way onto shelves around the world but thanks to Hasbro Australia, we now have our first look at the Bakery Bytes Tribe from the upcoming 2019 series of BotBots! (Read more...)


Swerve is a reckless driver, and even his fellow Autobots avoid him on the road. However he is also a talented metallurgist with sensors that can determine the composition of any metal. Start your Saturday off with my review and gallery of "Vintage G1" Swerve!


The character of Blitzwing made a splash early on, appearing in the "Bumblebee" trailer and appearing in one of the movie's most brutal fight scenes. Now 3A, the makers of high end collectible figures has announced Blitzwing will be one of their next figures! Check out the official description below and photos from the 3A web site!

Hasbro and 3A are proud to present the villainous Deception Blitzwing as the next character in the Transformers DLX Collectible Figure Series!

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

A brand new saga will kick off with a 5-Star Shards event this weekend!



Coronation Day

Gather your Alliance members and take part in this weekend's event to win:

- Up to 3,000,000 Energon and Alloy
- Up to 30,000 Spark
- Up to 3,000 Premium Crystal Shards
- Up to 600 5-Star Shards
- Up to 60 Guardian Crystals each containing 5, 4 or 3-Star Shards!

  • Event type: Alliance Totaliser
  • Start Date: 11/1/19 10:00 UTC
  • End Date: 14/1/19 10:00 UTC
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Thanks again to online retailer In Demand Toys, we now have stock photos of two previously unannounced "Vintage G1" Mini-Bots: Gears and Warpath! Like the current crop of Mini-Bots, these two will come on classic packaging featuring beautiful G1 artwork. It is interesting to note that unlike the first wave of Mini-Bots, these two have never been reissued before, making them an especially exciting release!


Optimus prime is the brave leader of the Autobots. He can roll into battle, smashing enemies along the way and quickly transform into his powerful robot form to take them down once and for all! Check out my review and gallery of "Cyberverse" 1-Step Changer Optimus Prime!


The "Bumblebee" movie debuted in the United States with stiff competition from films such as "Aquaman" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse". However, thanks to a strong showing in China, the latest live action Transformers film has managed to take the international box office this past weekend! According to Variety:

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During tonight's airing of the Golden Globes, a new commercial campaign took off featuring sixteen iconic vehicles from Hollywood history. These included such famous cars as KITT from "Knight Rider", the Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters" and even the Mystery Machine from "Scooby Doo"! However, Transformers fans will be most interested in the appearance of Bumblebee! Based on his appearance in the "Bumblebee" movie out in theaters now, we get to see Bumblebee run, transform and even pay homage to a scene from the 2007 live action movie! (Read more...)


Stinkeye Stapleton is a tough-as-nails peacekeeper who likes to hold things together and make sure everyone gets along. Don’t get on his bad side or he’ll give you the dreaded look: the stink eye! Start your Sunday off with a look at my review and gallery of BotBots Stinkeye Stapleton!


The new year has apparently given Hasbro a boost in the "new toy listings" department! Thanks (again) to the Hasbro web site we now have listings, descriptions and stock photos of several upcoming "Energon Igniter" figures! A few of these are characters who appeared in the "Bumblebee" movie, but in more G1-esque forms. These figures take their cues from previous live action movies with a retro feel. Indeed, even Soundwave's "Energon Igniter Core" is designed with a Boom Box design on it! (Read more...)


The Official Hasbro Web Site has been updated with several new product listings. These include a bunch of "Cyberverse" listings including 1-Step, Scout, Ultimate and Warrior Class figures! Check out the product images and descriptions below:

1-Step Changer Bumblebee
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MATTY COLLECTOR SPECIAL SALE
If you missed out on the original Matty Collector figures, you’re in luck; many items are back in limited quantities!
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TRANSFORMERS STUDIO SERIES
Reach past the big screen and build the ultimate Transformers collection with Studio Series figures, inspired by iconic movie scenes and designed with specs and details to reflect the Transformers movie universe.
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Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted several new pre-order listings for upcoming "Studio Series" figures. These listings include nice, clear stock photos (as opposed to renders) which give us a very clear look at figures including the long awaited Leader Class Jetfire and Voyager Class Bonecrusher! Follow the links below to pre-order your figures and support BWTF!


Online retailer In Demand Toys has posted an image of a possible upcoming reissue of Generation One Soundwave complete with Buzzsaw! Like the recent Walmart "Vintage G1" reissues the box appears to be heavily based on the G1 box used by Hasbro in the 1980's. All In Demand Toys has said so far is "Here is a look at the new Transformers G1 Soundwave re-issue! Pre-orders coming soon!". BWTF will post more information as it becomes available.

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During the "Transformers: Prime" era, several Breakdown figures were produced, but only Japan received an actual Voyager Class sized version of the character. Check out my review and gallery of this figure from 2012!


Skycube is a digital production company specializing in CGI and special effects and among their newest projects is the official BotBots Transformers commercial! This fun piece of animation not only gives us the BotBots origin story, but it also gives us the official BotBots theme song! Check it out in the embed below (along with screen captures).


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2018 is quickly coming to a close (in my parts anyhow) and that means it is time to look back at the ten best Transformers action figures of 2018! To end this year, BWTF brings you its Top Ten Transformers Action Figures of 2018!


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