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January 26th, 2016

Attractions: DMG to launch "Transformers" attraction in China

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Attractions: DMG to launch "Transformers" attraction in China

According to Variety, DMG will be launching a "Transformers" based attraction in 2017. According to the article:

"A custom-built theater seating 4,500 will host a live show combining shape-shifting robots, aerial stunts and large-scale special effects."

January 25th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" Battle Pack Sideswipe versus Decepticon Anvil

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" Battle Pack Sideswipe versus Decepticon Anvil

Sideswipe has faced many Decepticons since arriving on Earth, but one of the strangest is Decepticon Anvil, a Mini-Con who transforms into a weapon that can knock Sideswipe out for the count! Luckily Sideswipe has special armor and weapons that can help him fight the Mini-Con. Check out my review of Sideswipe versus Anvil!

Link: Takara Tomy launches "Beast Wars" 20th Anniversary web site

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Link: Takara Tomy launches "Beast Wars" 20th Anniversary web site

Later this year Takara Tomy will be releasing Masterpiece Optimus Primal, the Maximal leader from "Beast Wars Transformers". In the 90's this series helped revive the "Transformers" franchise. In celebration of this line Takara Tomy has launched a new web site focusing on Masterpiece Optimus Primal featuring screen captures from the TV show and information on the upcoming Masterpiece figure. Check it out!

Link: Takara Tomy launches "Beast Wars" 20th Anniversary web site
Link: Takara Tomy launches "Beast Wars" 20th Anniversary web site
Link: Takara Tomy launches "Beast Wars" 20th Anniversary web site
Link: Takara Tomy launches "Beast Wars" 20th Anniversary web site

January 23rd

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Blast Off

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Blast Off

After being freed from captivity Onslaught ordered Blast Off to change his form to a more military based jet mode. Now resentful of this change Blast Off takes out his anger on Autobots using his X-Ray blasters and ionic blaster! Today's review brings you a look at "Combiner Wars" Blast Off.

January 22nd

Video: "Robots in Disguise" Season 2 Meet the Autobots

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Video: "Robots in Disguise" Season 2 Meet the Autobots

Hasbro Studios has uploaded a new video to their Youtube channel in preparation for season 2 of "Robots in Disguise"! This video goes over the Autobot roster and features some new footage. We get to see Optimus Prime in new colors, Overload in action and a new, alligator-like Decepticon! Check out the video via this link (embedding was disabled for some reason).

Infographic: Know your facts about opening Transformers toys

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Infographic: Know your facts about opening Transformers toys

Opening new Transformers toys is awesome and this fun infographic (a riff off this graphic) talks about just what happens to you as you unbox your latest acquisition!

January 21st

Review Update: New Super Mach Alert photos

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Review Update: New Super Mach Alert photos

As part of my ongoing effort to improve Ben's World of Transformers I have added new photography and thoughts to my review of Super Mach Alert! Before there were only three small photos, now there are plenty more photos bringing this review up to current standards you've come to expect from my work. Enjoy!

Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Runabout

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Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Runabout

Runabout's function is demolitions and with his violent personality he is perfectly suited to the job! The battlefield is where he belongs and he relishes the destruction of every Autobot who falls prey to his explosive traps. Check out my review of "Transformers Adventure" Runabout.

Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

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Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of "Beast Wars Transformers", the series that helped to revive the "Transformers" franchise after "Generation 2" ended. As part of their celebration for this milestone Takara Tomy is releasing a "Masterpiece" version of Optimus Primal! Fans have seen teases for a while but this is our first look at the figure in plastic form. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Light up eyes
  • Multiple facial expressions in beast mode
  • Shoulder cannons
  • Forearm cannons
  • Twin swords

Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Blast-Off close up photos

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Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Blast-Off close up photos

Ever since Takara teased a Blast Off figure for "Unite Warriors" fans have been excited to see just what the Combaticon would look like. Now thanks to a photo of a magazine scan from Japan we have our first look at the grey model! Blast Off takes most of his design cues from the animation model. Fans may recall that the original Combaticon animation models differed quite a bit from their toy counterparts. Not so with this figure!