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June 18th, 2015

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Protectobot Streetwise

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Protectobot Streetwise

Streetwise is a dedicated Autobot who takes his role on the Protectobot team seriously. Whether its rescue, battling Decepticons or hunting down a criminal his high powered vehicle mode and shotgun are all the tools he needs to do the job! When the team really needs to work together, Streetwise merges with his fellow Protectobots to form Defensor! Check out my review of Protectobot Streetwise.

Toy News: "Nightmare Megatron" listed on Takara Tomy Mall

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Toy News: "Nightmare Megatron" listed on Takara Tomy Mall

With Tokyo Toy Show happening tons of new photos of upcoming releases are popping up on the web. Takara Tomy Mall has been putting up new listings to coincide with these news stories. The latest is "Nightmare Megatron", a redeco of Leader Class Megatron from "Revenge of the Fallen". Nightmare Megatron costs 14,904 Yen and will be released October 24, 2015.

Toy News: "Nightmare Megatron" listed on Takara Tomy Mall
Toy News: "Nightmare Megatron" listed on Takara Tomy Mall
Toy News: "Nightmare Megatron" listed on Takara Tomy Mall
Toy News: "Nightmare Megatron" listed on Takara Tomy Mall

Artist News: Andrew Wildman embarks on a new project, needs your help

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Artist News: Andrew Wildman embarks on a new project, needs your help

Long time "Transformers" artist Andrew Wildman has started a new project, but he needs help if it's going to get off the ground. Here's the message from his Facebook page:

Time for a change...
For a while now I have had a burning desire to do things slightly differently. Many of you will have seen my step from the mainstream and into the production of my own graphic novel. In alignment with that is a new venture. It invloves Transformers and Art and many of the things I love and I NEED YOU INVOLVED.

June 17th

Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots

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Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots

TakaraTomy Mall has put up a new series of images showing their versions of the Protectobots, due out on November 28, 2015. These images include color photos of the Deluxe Groove that will be exclusive to this set! The other Protectobots also feature different colors from the versions released outside of Japan. Among the most notable is Streetwise, whose colors are almost exactly those of his G1 counterpart instead of the more colorful version currently out as part of "Combiner Wars".

Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots
Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots
Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots
Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots
Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots
Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots
Toy News: Official color images of Unite Warriors Protectobots

Toy News: Botcon 2015 Custom Class Exclusive figure revealed

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Toy News: Botcon 2015 Custom Class Exclusive figure revealed

With preparations for Botcon going on in earnest, The Official Botcon Twitter feed has posted an image of the Custom Class Exclusive: Galva Lio Convoy! Inspired by Galvatron from "Beast Wars II", this figure uses the same sculpt as the recent Transformers Collector's Club exclusive Lio Convoy figure in a purple-based color scheme. This figure should also be available for fans to buy assembled but unpainted.

Toy News: Botcon 2015 Custom Class Exclusive figure revealed

Article: Softbank Unit developing a real working Transformer

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Article: Softbank Unit developing a real working Transformer

While our beloved Transformers remain firmly in the realm of action figures and fiction, robotics company Brave Robotics Inc. and Asratec Corp. (wholly owned subsidiaries of SoftBank Corp.) are working on the real deal, a working car that transforms into a robot! According to The Wall Street Journal:

Game News: "Transformers Devastation" site launches

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Game News: "Transformers Devastation" site launches

Following the exciting announcement of "Transformers Devastation" the official web site for the game has launched! The site has the release date of October 6, 2015 prominently displayed and features the artwork of popular "Transformers" artist Guido Guidi! You can check out the site here.

June 16th

Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations

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Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations

IDW Publishing has released its solicitations for September 2015. Here are the Transformers listings!

Transformers #45
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
JETFIRE and KUP lead a team to investigate the mysterious ONYX system. Meanwhile, GALVATRON… well, GALVATRON just doesn’t like anybody.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #45—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The events of the past months crash together—with disastrous results!

Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations
Comic Book News: IDW Publishing September 2015 Solicitations

Video Games: Official "Transformers Devastation" Press release, trailer and images!

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Video Games: Official "Transformers Devastation" Press release, trailer and images!

Hasbro, Activision and PlatinumGames have come together to provide Ben's World of Transformers with an official press release, images and video on the upcoming "Transformers: Devastation" video game! Check out the press release, teaser trailer and images below!

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. AND PLATINUMGAMES INC. CHANGE THE FIGHT IN TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION

New action-brawler video game lets fans experience the TRANSFORMERS like never before

Transformers Devastation (PC Cover)
Transformers Devastation (PS3)
Transformers Devastation (PS4)
Transformers Devastation (Xbox 360)
Transformers Devastation (Xbox One)
Transformers Devastation (Optimus Prime versus Devastator)
Transformers Devastation (Optimus Prime)
Transformers Devastation (Devastator)
Transformers Devastation (Bumblebee)

June 15th

Sponsor News from BBTS - Platinum Edition Seekers available for pre-order

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Sponsor News from BBTS - Platinum Edition Seekers available for pre-order

After months of speculation, the Platinum Edition three pack featuring the "Conehead Seekers" Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust is now available for pre-order via Ben's World of Transformers sponsor Bigbadtoystore! The listing includes the following description: