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June 4th, 2015

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Menasor

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Menasor

With the personalities that make up this Combiner constantly struggling against each other, Menasor winds up being a pure bundle of destructive rage! That's fine by Megatron since destruction is what he wants from this menacing giant! Check out my review of Combiner Wars Menasor.

Toy News: New photos of "Unite Warriors" Aerialbots

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Toy News: New photos of "Unite Warriors" Aerialbots

TF Yuki is at it again! Acting as a virtual one man PR department the Takara Tomy designer has posted images on Twitter showing off three of the "Unite Warriors" Aerialbots in robot mode. Each features significant color differences from their releases outside Japan. Skydive and Fireflight feature the most significant changes while Air Raid's alterations are a bit more subtle. Either way I'm really looking forward to getting this set!

Unite Warriors Fireflight (aka Firefly)
Unite Warriors Skydive

June 3rd

Toy Review: "Generations" Million Publishing exclusive Go Shooter

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Toy Review: "Generations" Million Publishing exclusive Go Shooter

Once comrades as part of the Masterforce, Go Shooter and the human boy Shūta were merged into one being and fought the Destron forces under the command of Ginrai. Years later the two have separated but fate has brought them back together as a team once again! Today's review brings you a look at the Million Publishing exclusive Go Shooter!

Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" photos including Slingshot and Groove

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Toy News: New "Unite Warriors" photos including Slingshot and Groove

TF Yuki is at it again, snapping quick photos of figures from upcoming Takara Tomy releases! This time out he is giving us a full body look at a grey model of Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove, Slingshot, Wildrider and Drag Strip! Each features different deco than their releases outside Japan. Drag Strip in particular is a lot brighter and yellow while Slingshot sports accessories in a light grey color, matching the G1 Superion toy.

Unite Warriors Groove
Unite Warriors Drag Strip
Unite Warriors Slingshot

June 2nd

Movie News: Two more writers added to Paramount's "Transformers" writer's room

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Movie News: Two more writers added to Paramount's "Transformers" writer's room

Back in March it was reported that Paramount was bringing in writers to expand the "Transformers" cinematic universe. According to Deadline that "writer's room" has now expanded with the additions of Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer to the team. It's notable that in the "boy's club" of writers in the "Transformers" cinematic universe these are the first two women added to the group.

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Blades

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Blades

Of all the Protectobots, Blades is the most violent of the group, but the other Protectobots know this is all in service of the Autobot cause. While he is heavily armed, he prefers to use his sharp rotor blades to slice his enemies to pieces! Check out my review of Protectobot Blades from "Combiner Wars"!

June 1st

Sponsor News from BBTS: New Combiner Wars pre-orders up!

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Sponsor News from BBTS: New Combiner Wars pre-orders up!

As "Combiner Wars" crosses its halfway mark with the recent release of the Protectobots, Ben's World of Transformers sponsor Bigbadtoystore has put up preorders for an upcoming wave featuring a crew made up of all classic Autobots! Pre-order links are below:

Video: "Kung Fury" comedy-action-scifi movie online

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If you're a fan of 80's pop culture and nostalgia (a realm which "Transformers" firmly resides in) then you'll want to watch "Kung Fury"! This insane, silly and hilarious mash up of influences pays homage to 80's movies, video games and more! What does this have to do with "Transformers" you may ask? Just watch and you'll see at least one pretty obvious homage to the 80's obsession with transforming robots. Warning: The film does contain "horror movie" level violence and profanity.

Fan Art: Amazing customs by Zumaz Maximize including Dai Atlas!

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Fan Art: Amazing customs by Zumaz Maximize including Dai Atlas!

Customizing action figures is a time honored art among action figure collectors, and Transformers are no exception. Over the last few years some very talented customizers have created incredible repaints and retools based on existing sculpts (see the work of Cheetimus for amazing stuff). Recently another customizer came onto my radar.

Dai Atlas custom
Sentinel Maximus custom
Sentinel Maximus custom

Toy News: Junkheap, Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee found at Ross

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Toy News: Junkheap, Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee found at Ross

This weekend various fans began reporting that some of the latter releases from "Age of Extinction" began to make their way to Ross stores! These include Junkheap, based on the garbage truck seen in the film, Vehicon (based on the vehicles used by Cemetary Wind) and High Octane Bumblebee (based on Bumblebee's retro look in the film). Up until recently these figures had only seen release in certain markets such as Hong Kong.

Age of Extinction Vehicon
High Octane Bumblebee