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September 16th, 2016

Article: Celebrate the debut of "Beast Wars" with this article translation from "Cool Toys" magazine!

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Article: Celebrate the debut of "Beast Wars" with this article translation from "Cool Toys" magazine!

Almost two decades ago Japanese collector magazine "Cool Toys" featured a multi-page article focusing on "Beast Wars II". Written by super fan Fumihiko Akiyama, this article featured tons of information and photos of "Beast Wars" toys. In celebration of "Beast Wars" starting in 1996 BWTF presents part one of scans and translations from this article! Check out part one now!

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Legion Class Groundbuster

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Legion Class Groundbuster

Whether it's the Praxus Piledriver or the Hydrax Hammer Fist, Groundbuster is one Decepticon you do not want to battle in the ring! Check out my review for Legion Class Groundbuster!

September 14th

Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust

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Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust

Prime 1 Studios, makers of high quality collectibles have released photos of their upcoming Lockdown bust. Based on the bounty hunter from "Age of Extinction", this highly detailed bust features the creepy Decepticon's flip down helmet and what appear to be working lights! Check out the official write up below:

PBTFM-13: LOCKDOWN (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust
Collectible News: Prime 1 releases photos of Lockdown bust

Game News: "Earth Wars" Balancing Update

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Game News: "Earth Wars" Balancing Update

Space Ape has announced some changes to be made to the "Earth Wars" game. Check out the official post for details:

COMING SOON
Autobot Jazz & Mixmaster - These bots will have equal stats. This means more damage for Autobot Jazz (but less health) and less damage for Mixmaster (but more health). Overall, this change is not large and will be most visible at the high-end spectrum of the game (where the imbalance was greatest), and helps us make the game more balanced AND more fair for all players across both factions.

Game News: "Earth Wars" Light our Darkest Hour Event Announced

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Game News: "Earth Wars" Light our Darkest Hour Event Announced

Space Ape has announced the latest event coming this weekend for "Earth Wars". Check out the details below along with the attached images for prize breakdowns.

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Compete for the light or darkness in this weekend’s leaderboard event for a chance to win a guaranteed 3 or 4 Star Rodimus vs. Nemesis Prime!

Will Rodimus’ "Blessing of the Matrix" light our way or will Nemesis Prime's "Power of the Darkness" consume everything?

Start Date: 16/09/16 10:00 UTC
End Date: 19/09/16 10:00 UTC

How do I participate?

Game News: "Earth Wars" Light our Darkest Hour Event Announced
Game News: "Earth Wars" Light our Darkest Hour Event Announced

Toy News: Transformers among the finalists for the 2016 National Toy Hall of Fame

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Toy News: Transformers among the finalists for the 2016 National Toy Hall of Fame

The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced its twelve finalists for the 2016 National Toy Hall of Fame. Among them are well known brands such as Nerf, Clue, Care Bears and and even bubble wrap! However of interest to readers of this site will be another toy line on the list: Transformers! Whether or not our favorite robots in disguise will make the Hall of Fame will be announced Thursday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m.. Even being nominated however points to the strength and longevity of the Transformers brand.

September 13th

Game News: Rodimus & Nemesis Prime coming to "Earth Wars"

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Game News: Rodimus & Nemesis Prime coming to "Earth Wars"

Ahead of their usual Wednesday morning announcement, Space Ape has released a video featuring the next two characters to be introduced in "Earth Wars": Rodimus and Nemesis Prime! Nemesis is of course a "repaint" of the Optimus Prime model in the game, but Rodimus is a new design based on his Generation One appearance. Check out the character trailer below!

Movies: "Transformers: The Movie" 30th Anniversary Edition Review

Movies: "Transformers: The Movie" 30th Anniversary Edition Review

Today Shout! Factory released its 30th Anniversary edition of "Transformers: The Movie" on Blu-Ray. This set features a brand new remaster of the film along with several extras including a documentary on the film featuring writers, voice actors and more! Check out my review to see if this set belongs in your collection.

September 9th

Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple

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Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple

More photos of Masterpiece Grapple have begun to pop up online. These come from a Facebook post by Hobbylink Japan, the online retailer. There are no new surprises but they do a great job of showing off this figure and its accessories. This figure really shows a lot of love for the character and his animated counterpart. I can't wait to have it in hand!

Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple

Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Brawn

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Toy Review: "Generations" Titans Return Brawn

Brawn is a powerful Autobot who can take on Decepticons with or without his powerful mini-tank vehicle. Deep down inside however he just cares a lot for his allies and wants to protect them. It's mushy, but true. Check out my review of Titan Master Brawn!