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February 12th, 2016

Toy News: Business Wire reveals "Power Surge Optimus Prime"

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Toy News: Business Wire reveals "Power Surge Optimus Prime"

Thanks to early Takara reveals weeks ago, we've known that a new version of "Robots in Disguise" Optimus Prime was coming out featuring wings and a "Breastforce" style bird partner. Now thanks to Business Wire we have a high resolution look at the US release of the figure named "Power Surge Optimus Prime".

Movie News: Dates for the next THREE Transformers movies announced

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Movie News: Dates for the next THREE Transformers movies announced

On this morning's Hasbro Investor RElations call the dates for the next three movies were revealed! Transformers 5 will be released on June 23, 2017. A Standalone Bumblebee movie will then come out on June 8, 2018 with Transformers 7 due on June 28, 2019. Like Marvel and Star Wars movies, this follows the trend of making sure there is a film standing as a tentpole every year for the brand. The attached image comes from the Official Transformers Facebook Page.

Toy News: Takara Tomy announces Black Knight Bumblebee

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Toy News: Takara Tomy announces Black Knight Bumblebee

As part of their "Cybertron Satellite" series of releases, Takara Tomy has announced a redeco of Warrior Class Bumblebee in black and yellow with a red sword named "Black Knight Bumblebee". This is similar, but different to the "Night Ops" Bumblebee deco. This figure is due for release on May 3, 2016 with a suggested retail price of 3,000 Yen (about $27 USD).

Toy News: New "Titans Return" Package Art Released

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Toy News: New "Titans Return" Package Art Released

Hasbro Pulse has released a sneak peek at "Titans Return" ahead of Toy Fair! These four beautiful pieces of art feature Blurr, Skullcruncher, Hardhead and Scourge! The article also includes an interview with artist Ken Christiansen. When asked about his favorite piece Christiansen says:

"I'm excited about all of them, but for me Skullcruncher is a real standout. I think the design team did an amazing job, and I can't wait to get my hands on him!"

Toy News: New "Titans Return" Package Art Released
Toy News: New "Titans Return" Package Art Released
Toy News: New "Titans Return" Package Art Released

Contest: YOU could win "Combiner Wars" Menasor!

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Contest: YOU could win "Combiner Wars" Menasor!

I am currently running a contest on the Ben's World of Transformers Facebook Page! The grand prize? "Combiner Wars" Menasor! See the rules below and then head on over to the Facebook page to throw your hat in the ring:

This time out the prize is not one figure, but FIVE! You could win Menasor (Breakdown, Dead End, Drag Strip, Motormaster & Offroad) from "Combiner Wars". PLEASE READ EVERYTHING below for details:

February 11th

Toy News: New photos of "Transformers Adventure" Megatronus

in Decepticon, News, Prime, Transformers Adventures, Warrior Class

Fan favorite Takara Tomy designer TF Yuki has updated his Twitter feed with new photos of "Transformers Adventure" Megatronus. This figure uses the "Robots in Disguise" Megatronus sculpt and adds in several deco points not seen on the North American release of this figure. Megatronus will be available February 27 and sells for 2700 Yen (about $24 USD).

Check out the images in the embeds below.

Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Computron artwork revealed?

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Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Computron artwork revealed?

zmulitplier from Weibo has posted what appears to be the package art for a "Combiner Wars" Computron set! The artwork features many familiar looking sculpts (assuming this is real) which include:

  • Afterburner looks like he will be a retool/redeco of the Groove figure previously only available in Japan.
  • Lightspeed appears to be a redeco (retool?) of either Dead End or Breakdown

BWTF Classic Review: "Beast Wars" Wolfang review restored with new photos

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BWTF Classic Review: "Beast Wars" Wolfang review restored with new photos

This seemingly organic predator is really a robot in disguise! With steel plated fangs in one mode and a trusty missile launcher in the other, Wolfang is a double threat to Predacons. Check out my newly restored review of Wolfang from "Beast Wars" with all new photos!

Events: Toy Fair 2016 Coverage coming this weekend

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Events: Toy Fair 2016 Coverage coming this weekend

This weekend Ben's World of Transformers will be attending Hasbro's 2016 Entertainment Brand Preview at NY Toy Fair! Be sure to follow my coverage which will include live Tweets, photos and videos! Here are the various links you'll want to be sure you're following for coverage of Hasbro's Transformers brand:

Video: Official "Combiner Wars" Sky Reign Toy Commercial

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The The Official Transformers Youtube Channel has uploaded a new commercial featuring Sky Lynx and the newest wave of "Combiner Wars" Autobots including Hound and Smokescreen! Check it out below: