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November 4th, 2015

Toy News: Takara Tomy Reveals details about Masterpiece Bumble "Red body"

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Toy News: Takara Tomy Reveals details about Masterpiece Bumble "Red body"

Takara Tomy has put out official word on the previously revealed Masterpiece Bumble redeco with a red deco. This is a homage to the G1 red Bumblebee toy that was released in the 80's. Red Bumble is due for release in December 2015 at the price of 5500 Yen (approximately $46 USD). He will primarily be sold through Cybertron Satellite stores but it is likely US based online shops will get him in as well.

November 2nd

Toy News: Hot Toys Asia Exclusive Optimus Prime announced

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Toy News: Hot Toys Asia Exclusive Optimus Prime announced

The folks over at Transformers Asia have posted news regarding an upcoming Asian exclusive version of the Hot Toys Optimus Prime figure. Previously a mass release version of this figure came with Starscream parts. This one comes with Megatron parts instead, including the legendary Fusion cannon! Here are the details from the Transformers Asia post:

"TF002 TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME COLLECTIBLE FIGURE BY HOT TOYS (MEGATRON VERSION) ASIA EXCLUSIVE

Toy News: Hot Toys Asia Exclusive Optimus Prime announced

October 31st

Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Dinobot Slug

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Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Dinobot Slug

When the Dinobot Slug found himself captured by his enemies he never expected a rescue by Grimlock! Now loyal to the Dinobot commander Slug channels his warrior ways to ram and pounce on Decepticon enemies. Check out my review of Dinobot Slug from "Transformers Adventure"!

Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Gregevor

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Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Gregevor

A sharp contrast to his brutish partner Roadblock, the Decepticon known as Gregevor is a master of Crystalocution with a short temper that he'll take out on any hapless Autobots who get in his way! Today's review brings you a look at "Transformers Adventure" Gregevor!

October 30th

Toy Review: "Timelines" Generation 2 Starscream

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Toy Review: "Timelines" Generation 2 Starscream

The name Starscream is enough to strike terror into the Sparks of many Autobots. Not only is he a powerful Air Commander, but it is said he possesses a "Mutant Spark" that cannot be extinguished! Today's review brings you a look at the Transformers Collector's Club Exclusive G2 Starscream!

October 29th

Convention News: Fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive revealed

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Convention News: Fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive revealed

The Official Botcon web site has been updated with the fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive reveal! This time out it's the third member of the Tripredacus Council Sea Clamp! This figure is a redeco and retool of the upcoming Scattershot mold. I'm guessing there will be a new Combiner head as well based on Tripredacus (at least I hope so!).

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Video: "Transformers Adventure" Jazz Battle Mode

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Video: "Transformers Adventure" Jazz Battle Mode

Takara Tomy has uploaded a new video to their Official Youtube Channel. This time the focus of the video is the Japanese release of the Warrior Class Jazz figure known as "Jazz Battle Mode"! Check out the awesome additional deco (compared to the North American release) and visor on this bad boy below:

Toy Review: Botcon 2015 Exclusive Oilmaster

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Toy Review: Botcon 2015 Exclusive Oilmaster

The "Double Pretender" process was once considered a myth: until Oilmaster arrived on the scene! This unique Decepticon can control all three of his compnents perfectly at the same time making him a team all by himself. Check out my review of Oilmaster, the first Botcon exclusive to feature a whole new Pretender shell!

October 28th

Toy News: New Takara Tomy videos featuring Optimus Prime "Supreme Mode"

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The Official Takara Tomy Youtube Channel has posted several new videos featuring upcoming figures. Two of these focus on the upcoming Optimus Prime "Supreme Mode" TAV 33 figure, a redeco and retool of the TAV 21 figure! Check them out in the embed below:

Videos: New "Robots in Disguise" animated shorts

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Videos: New "Robots in Disguise" animated shorts

The first season of "Robots in Disguise" may be over, but there's more animation to check out! The Official Cartoon Network Youtube Channel has posted two new "Robots in Disguise" shorts. Each focuses on a different faction and they introduce a new type of Mini-Con!