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June 10th, 2016

Article: The Silver Disc - A look at the Japanese "Beast Wars" CD-ROM

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Article: The Silver Disc - A look at the Japanese "Beast Wars" CD-ROM

In 1996 "Beast Wars Transformers" launched and fans were introduced to a new world of Maximals and Predacons. In Japan the line was introduced, in part, through a CD-ROM included with repaints of Convoy (aka Optimus Primal) and Megatron. Take a look back at this CD-ROM with me in today's article The Silver Disc: The Japanese "Beast Wars" CD-ROM!

June 9th

Video: Amazing "Beast Wars Transformers" Behind the Scenes video

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Video: Amazing "Beast Wars Transformers" Behind the Scenes video

Special thanks to Clive Ramroop for pointing me to an amazing blast from the past: a "Making of" special from 1996 featuring "Beast Wars Transformers". Visit both Mainframe Entertainment's animation studio and Pinewood recording studio to see what went into making this revolutionary Transformers series!

Movie News: "Transformers The Movie" 30th Anniversary edition announced

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Movie News: "Transformers The Movie" 30th Anniversary edition announced

The Official Transformers Facebook page has announced a 30th Anniversary edition of the 1986 animated "Transformers The Movie" theatrical film! This release features a new cover and will be out in September but no other information is available yet. If this follows many of Shout Factory's other releases, it will likely be the first Blu-Ray release of this film in the United States. I will post more news as it is released!

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Onslaught

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Onslaught

By his nature Onslaught prefers to plan battles and strategies more than executing them himself. If called upon however he is a brutal warrior in battle, leading his Combaticons with terrifying efficiency. This morning's review takes a look at "Combiner Wars" Onslaught!

June 8th

Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released

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Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released

As a follow up to their reveal at Tokyo Toy Fair 2016, Takara Tomy has posted a new listing for "Masterpiece" Thrust on Takara Tomy Mall! This Masterpiece figure is a redeco and retool of the basic "Seeker" sculpt. It is listed as coming out in October 2016 with a price of 15,984 Yen (approximately $150 USD). It will include Thrust's distinct weapons and a "hologram pilot" figure.

Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released

Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)

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Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)

Takara Tomy Mall has put up its listing for the "Unite Warriors" release of Sky Reign (or as Google translate is calling him: Lynx Master). Unlike its "Combiner Wars" counterpart, this set includes Sky Lynx, Hound, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack and Ratchet! The set appears to be a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive like Defensor. The set is due for release in October of 2016 at a price of 16,200 Yen (approximately $152 USD).

Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)
Toy News: Official photos of "Unite Warriors" Lynx Master (aka Sky Reign)

Toy News: Masterpiece Inferno photos from Tokyo Toy Show 2016

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Toy News: Masterpiece Inferno photos from Tokyo Toy Show 2016

Thanks to the folks over at Dengeki Hobby we now have some beautiful pictures of Masterpiece Inferno to check out! I've only mirrored a couple photos here out of respect for their site. Check out Dengeki Hobby's web site to see the rest!

Toy News: Masterpiece Inferno photos from Tokyo Toy Show 2016

Toy News: Tokyo Toy Show photos reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases

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Toy News: Tokyo Toy Show photos reveal upcoming Takara Tomy releases

The Tokyo Toy Show for 2016 has officially kicked off, and with it new reveals for upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers releases! Thanks to @gadepon on Twitter we have our first look at Masterpiece Thrust and the Unite Warriors version of Sky Reign! Thrust has been anticipated ever since Ramjet came out, and it looks like Sky Reign comes with Ratchet! Previously the only "Combiner Wars" Ratchet figure was from the Botcon 2016 custom class, so this is awesome for fans who missed out on that figure.

Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Battle Grimlock

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Toy Review: "Transformers Adventure" Battle Grimlock

Grimlock is a former Decepticon imprisoned onboard the Alchemor. Upon his arrival on Earth, he saw an opportunity to redeem himself and protect the innocent with the Autobots! My latest review is Battle Grimlock from "Transformers Adventure"!

June 7th

Music News: "Transformers The Movie" soundtrack available on vinyl

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Music News: "Transformers The Movie" soundtrack available on vinyl

"Transformers The Movie" composer Vince DiCola has posted about several items for sale. One item that sold out very quickly at Botcon 2016 was the soundtrack for "Transformers The Movie" on vinyl! This beautiful set comes in a gorgeous wrap around case. I actually managed to purchase the last copy of this at Botcon and it's a very cool piece for any G1 fan.

Music News: "Transformers The Movie" soundtrack available on vinyl
Music News: "Transformers The Movie" soundtrack available on vinyl