February 19th, 2014

Asahikawa Grand Hotel in Japan opens "Transformers" themed room!

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Kotaku reports (via Higekumatoytoy that the hotel has opened up a temporary "Transformers" themed room! It includes "Transformers" bedsheets, a Matrix television, Metroplex on the nightstand and classic G1 artwork on the wall! Check out Kotaku's article for pictures!

February 17th

Toy Fair 2014 News: Transformers Hasbro Brand Team Interview

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Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 Fan Media day was over two days ago, but BWTF's coverage of the event continues! If you haven't already, follow The Ben's World of Transformers Facebook page and Twitter feed to see all my updates, photos and news so far!

Next up, I was fortunate enough to interview Jerry Jivoin and Joshua Lamb from Hasbro's "Transformers" team! Check it (and other coverage linked below) for information and pictures from Toy Fair 2014!

February 16th

Toy Fair News: "Generations" for 2014 NOT cancelled! "Beast Hunters" needs a home.

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I tweeted this yesterday at the beginning of Toy Fair but I've been asked several times since. Good news everyone! While Swerve, Cosmos and gang were under-ordered by retailers late last year, Hasbro has every intention of offering those figures for sale again and creating a new production run. If I were to guess, I'd say that means we may not see them until Q3/Q4 this year, but that's better than the alternative.

February 14th

Toy News: BWTF to attend Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 event

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Tomorrow (February 15, 2014) I will be attending Hasbro's fan media day as part of Toy Fair 2014! Be sure to follow me on Twitter where I'll be live tweeting from the event (be sure to follow both accounts below since one inevitably gets locked out) and also my Facebook page where I'll be posting images from the event! Links are below for your convenience:

Comic Book News: Simon Furman discusses the end of "ReGeneration One"

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Comic Book news site Comicbookresources interviewed long time "Transformers" scribe Simon Furman about the end of the "ReGeneration One" title which revived the Marvel Comic Book continuity for one more run. When asked if this was indeed "the end", Furman said:

"It's a definitive end. Sort of. Y'know, it's splitting hairs but how definitive does it have to be to be classed as definitive? This is "Transformers." Which never ends. But it is an end. Until anyone with the power to make it happen says different."

Toy News: USAToday reveals "Age of Extinction" toys!

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USAToday has revealed a first look at some upcoming "Age of Extinction" action figures! Most of these appear to be "Activator" type figures such as those released in "Transformers Animated". Figures featured include Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Hound and Lockdown! Check it out on USAToday's web site!

February 11th

Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class Predaking (2014)

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Predaking is a force of nature from Cybertron's long forgotten past. He may be a clone of a long dead creature, but that doesn't mean he doesn't feel a kinship to any Predacon warrior he comes across and is more than ready to face any challenge with his Infernum Blade and Missile Launcher! Today's review brings you a look at the 2014 Voyager Class Predaking!

February 10th

Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class (2014) Optimus Prime

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Optimus Prime has fought many battles over thousands of years, but he hasn't survived by being stagnant. He is constantly upgrading his body and weaponry to meet new challenges. The latest additions to his arsenal are the Vector Shield and Nexus Sword, both of which help him confront Decepticons and Predacons alike. Check out my review of "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class Optimus Prime!

February 8th

"Generations" Armada Starscream reviewed!

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After the battles that ravaged Cybertron and his own body, Starscream upgraded his form to a new, sleek design that includes powerful missile launchers and two deadly swords! With the ability to connect to extra weapons, this may be Starscream's deadliest form ever! Today's review brings you a look at "Generations" Armada Starscream.

February 7th

Toy News: Botcon 2014 Cannonball Revealed!

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The official Botcon Twitter feed just posted a photo of the Cannonball exclusive figure, a redeco of "Transformers Prime" Robots in Disguise Ratchet! Check out the embed below!