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July 24th, 2015

Toy News: UPDATE on Platinum Edition Dinobots Set

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Toy News: UPDATE on Platinum Edition Dinobots Set

Yesterday it was revealed that there would be a boxed set of Platinum Edition Dinobots. Many people were disappointed that they appeared to just be repackaged "Age of Extinction" Dinobots from SDCC 2014. However, thanks to Hobbybase we now have a clearer look at these figures and it turns out they all have new heads! Each head is based on the G1 "counterpart" of those "Age of Extinction" sculpts.

Toy News: UPDATE on Platinum Edition Dinobots Set
Toy News: UPDATE on Platinum Edition Dinobots Set
Toy News: UPDATE on Platinum Edition Dinobots Set
Toy News: UPDATE on Platinum Edition Dinobots Set

July 23rd

Toy News: New Takara Tomy Mall "Transformers Adventure" & "QTF" listings

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Toy News: New Takara Tomy Mall "Transformers Adventure" & "QTF" listings

Takara Tomy Mall has put up listings for new products that are beginning to go up for preorder at retailers online. The items include a mix of "Transformers Adventure" and the super cute "Q Transformers". These include:

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Toy News: New Takara Tomy Mall "Transformers Adventure" & "QTF" listings
Toy News: New Takara Tomy Mall "Transformers Adventure" & "QTF" listings
Toy News: New Takara Tomy Mall "Transformers Adventure" & "QTF" listings
Q Transformers Laserwave
Q Transformers Laserwave
Q Transformers Soundwave
Q Transformers Soundwave
Q Transformers Cliffjumper
Q Transformers Cliffjumper
Transformers Adventure Runabout
Transformers Adventure Runabout
Transformers Adventure Override
Transformers Adventure Override
Transformers Adventure Steeljaw
Transformers Adventure Steeljaw

Toy News: Platinum Edition Dinobots set revealed

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Toy News: Platinum Edition Dinobots set revealed

Last year rumors floated around the web about a 2015 reissue of Dinoots. Some fans held out hopes that this meant the G1 Dinobots would finally see some type of reissue. Last night weibo user Alucardlee put up a photo revealing the Dinobot set and it is not a reissue of G1 Dinobots. Instead, it appears to be a repackaged set of the Dinobots sold at SDCC 2014 (you can see my reviews of those Dinobots here).

July 22nd

Convention News: Garry Chalk to attend TFCon

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Convention News: Garry Chalk to attend TFCon

Garry Chalk has been a part of Transformers since he voiced Optimus Primal in Beast Wars. If you're attending TFCon, you'll get a chance to meet him! From their Facebook page:

Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h

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Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h

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HERO OF STEEL OPTIMUS PRIME
Hero of Steel Optimus Prime is a stylized non transforming figure with over 40 points of articulation. He stands 9 inches tall and will include some die-cast parts. $139.99
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DOCTOR WHO 1/6 FIGURES

Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h
Sponsor News BBTS - Transformers, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Ant-Man, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC & More!h

Toy Review: "Timelines" Botcon 2015 Exclusive General Optimus Prime

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General Optimus Prime is one of the many Primes given amnesty to be part of the Axiom Nexus. There, he manages security with Sgt. Hound in the Lowetech area where refugees from other realities live their lives until they can be returned to where they belong. Check out my review of General Optimus Prime!

Toy News: New photos of Unite Warriors Menasor reveal awesomeness

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Toy News: New photos of Unite Warriors Menasor reveal awesomeness

Thanks to the awesome TF Yuki, fans now have a new look at the upcoming "Unite Warriors" Menasor boxed set! Like the recently released Superion boxed set, five Stunticons will be packaged in this set. Staying true to the G1 roots of the character the Brake-Neck/Wildrider sculpt is included in place of Offroad in the set. The photos show off the box art for the set and the giant combined in both "Combiner Wars" style and "G1" style.

Toy News: New photos of Unite Warriors Menasor reveal awesomeness
Toy News: New photos of Unite Warriors Menasor reveal awesomeness

July 21st

A message from Ben Yee regarding BWTF.com

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A message from Ben Yee regarding BWTF.com

Dear fellow fans,

In 1997, I started Ben's World of Transformers out of a love for Transformers born in 1984 after getting my first set of G1 toys (which included Ravage, Rumble and Sunstreaker). After years of communicating with fans over snail mail, the web finally gave me a chance to express my love for Transformers to a wider audience. Through my site and the old alt.toys.transformers newsgroup I made friends and met people who remain friends to this day.

Toy News: Sixth Transformers Collector's Club Subscription Service 4.0 revealed

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Toy News: Sixth Transformers Collector's Club Subscription Service 4.0 revealed

Thanks to a post by Jesse from the TFCC on Seibertron, we now have the identity of the sixth figure from the upcoming Subscription Service 4.0: Impactor! According to the post:

At BotCon this year, the Transformers Collectors' Club revealed five of the six figures being sold in the Transformers Subscription Service 4.0. Those five were Ruckus, Windsweeper, Spinister, Needlenose, and Bludgeon - Members of the Mayhem Attack Squad and components to the Mayhem Maximus combiner.

Sponsor News BBTS - Hero of Steel Optimus Prime up for pre-order

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Sponsor News BBTS - Hero of Steel Optimus Prime up for pre-order

Ben's World of Transformers sponsor has put up a preorder for the upcoming "Hero of Steel" Optimus Prime figure! This figure will measure 9" tall (23cm) and made of a combination of ABS plastic and die-cast metal. Optimus Prime is a stylized non transforming figure with over 40 points of articulation.