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June 11th, 2014

Sponsor News: BBTS - Clearance Sale! Transformers, DC, Pacific Rim, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney & More!

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Clearance Sale - Prices Just Reduced on 5000+ Items
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=16064

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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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TAKARA TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS - NEW LINE
The new Transformers Legends line starts out with a Takara redeco of the Generations Rattrap figure at $29.99, and a reissue (with possible upgrades) of the Beast Wars Reborn Ultra Optimus Primal at $64.99.
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MAKETOYS UTOPIA - THREE-MODE THEOPHANY INTERSPACE COLONIZATION SHIP

Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Silver Knight Optimus Prime & Grimlock

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When Earth is threatened, two great powers come together to defend it! Optimus Prime is super charged with power as a Silver Knight while Grimlock wields a powerful sword and shield. Together the two are an unstoppable team. Check out my review of this Target exclusive two pack!

Convention News: Botcon 2014 Fan Experience Details!

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TWO LA-BASED FAN EVENTS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF “TRANSFORMERS” AS NEW FILM “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION”
HEADS TO THEATERS IN JUNE

Universal Studios Hollywood Hosts Exclusive Transformers Fan Experience and Official “BotCon” Convention Kicks Off in Pasadena, Beginning Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22

Universal Studios Hollywood hosts the 2014 TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE
When: Friday, June 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 | Phone: (800) 864- 8377

June 10th

Movie News: New 60 second trailer for "Age of Extinction"

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Paramount International has released a new trailer for "Age of Extinction", opening in theaters June 27th. It features new footage including a look at Drift in action (blink and you'll miss it). The action does look incredible! I've got my ticket, what about you? Check out the embed below:

Toy News: Hasbro uploads more "From the Designer Desk" videos

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Curious about the process that went into creating some of your favorite toys? Hasbro designers John Warden and Bill Paukert discuss the process behind several of the "Generations" Age of Extinction figures. Check out the videos embedded below!

Autobot Drift

Grimlock

Hound

June 9th

Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!

Media site Kotaku has posted an article based on a news post on Japanese news site Get News about a line of transforming sushi toys by Takara Tomy, the Japanese company that also produces Transformers! These cute little guys look like a tasty dish but then transform into cute robots!

Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!
Toy News: Takara Tomy introduces line of transforming...SUSHI?!

Toy News: "Age of Extinction" Optimus Prime Toys R Us Japan Exclusive revealed!

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In a timely bit of news (following my review of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime), Takara Tomy has revealed via the Toys R Us Japan web site that they will be releasing an exclusive "Rusty version" of the mold, reflecting his beat up appearance in the "Age of Extinction" trailer! The item is listed at 4,999 Yen and should be out August 10, 2014.

"Rusty Version" Robot Mode
"Rusty Version" Vehicle Mode

June 8th

Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Evasion Mode Optimus Prime

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After the battle of Chicago, Optimus Prime and the Autobots were sent into hiding from the humans. Optimus knew his vehicle mode was a bit too flashy and decided to take on the form of an older truck with a dirty exterior to disguise himself. When human lives are threatened again however, he springs into action once more, transforming into his mighty robot mode! Check out my review of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime.

June 7th

Article: The Myth of the "True Fan"

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Every now and then, I see people using the term "true fan" in a negative manner when discussing "Transformers". Here are my thoughts on this very unfortunate term.

June 6th

DVD News: Shout! Factory to release "Beast Machines" The Complete Series

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Shout! Factory has announced they will be releasing a complete boxed set featuring both seasons of the controversial "Beast Machines" television show. To this day, fans still have strong feelings about this follow up to "Beast Wars". If you haven't seen it yet, this boxed set will give you the chance! The expected release date is September 2, 2014 and the set is up for preorder for $24.93.

"Beast Machines" DVD Cover