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June 25th, 2015

Toy News: New photos of TAV 21 Optimus Prime

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Toy News: New photos of TAV 21 Optimus Prime

Fans of "Robots in Disguise" have hoped for an Optimus Prime figure that is more articulated than the current Three Step Changer. It looks like Takara Tomy is really delivering with its TAV 21 Optimus Prime action figure! Revealed a while back, this figure now has an official Amazon.com listing complete with new photos! This figure appears to have light up features and is more articulated than its Three Step counterparts! Amazon's price is 5,655 Yen (approximately $46, putting it on par with a Leader Class figure).

Toy News: New photos of TAV 21 Optimus Prime
Toy News: New photos of TAV 21 Optimus Prime

Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - Star Wars, Alien, Mazinger, DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Mass Effect & More!
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Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos

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Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos

Continuing to act as a one man PR machine, Takara Tomy's TF Yuki has posted a ton of new pictures over the Botcon weekend. These include a look at One Step Changers from "Transformers Adventures" as well as the new Legends Class figures in that line alongside their G1 counterparts. Also exciting? Color samples of Blades and Deluxe Groove! These all point to some exciting releases coming up from Takara Tomy.

Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos
Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" and "Transformers Adventure" photos

Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Devastator on Pre-Order at Amazon.com

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Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Devastator on Pre-Order at Amazon.com

"Combiner Wars" continues its march into retail with Devastator! Amazon.com has put up their pre-order for the giant Constructicon Combiner. Check out the listing here and preorder to get this bad boy into your collection and support BWTF.com!

Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Devastator on Pre-Order at Amazon.com
Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Devastator on Pre-Order at Amazon.com
Toy News: "Combiner Wars" Devastator on Pre-Order at Amazon.com

June 23rd

Botcon Converage: Botcon 2015 Hall of Fame Video online

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At the Saturday night dinner, fans were presented with a special treat: a video featuring Megatron as voiced by Frank Welker announcing the winners of the Hall of Fame for 2015! Hasbro has now put the video online, check it out below:

Events: Botcon 2015 Report with links to galleries

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Events: Botcon 2015 Report with links to galleries

This past weekend fans gathered in St. Charles for the annual Transformers convention: Botcon! I've been reporting reporting most of the weekend but now I've written up my full report from the event along with links to galleries and my Twitter posts! Check out my Botcon 2015 report.

June 22nd

Books: Illustrator Earl Norem passes away at 92

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Books: Illustrator Earl Norem passes away at 92

According to a Facebook post by Michael Andre Cappiello, grandson of Earl Norem, the prolific artist passed away on June 19 at the age of 92. Norem was known for his beautiful painted art style which he brought to such properties as He-Man, Conan, Marvel Comics and of course, Transformers. He as the illustrator behind such books as "Battle for Cybertron" and "The Great Car Rally".

June 21st

Botcon Coverage: "Transformers Fandom" Panel Video

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At Botcon 2015 I had the distinct honor of being part of a panel of prominent fans from "Transformers" fandom. Led by Ryan Yzquierdo of Seibertron.com, the panel talked about the "old days" of Transformers fandom all the way up until now. Thanks to Jason Lukis (also a panel member) we now have video of the panel. Check it out!

Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" 5-Step Megatronus revealed

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Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" 5-Step Megatronus revealed

The Toys R Us Australia web site has listed a new figure for order: Megatronus! While the character has been seen in the mobile app game and in Legion Class, this is the first "sighting" of this 5 Step Changer figure. Here's the description on the site:

Megatronus
Megatronus

Botcon Coverage: Hasbro Presentation Gallery open!

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This year at the Hasbro panel photography was allowed! So check out the photos of the slides from the panels in my Botcon 2015 Hasbro Presentation gallery!