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March 20th, 2015

Toy News: Official "Transformers Adventures" toy videos by Takara Tomy

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With the release of the "Transformers Adventures" toys by Takara Tomy Takara Tomy has updated their Youtube Channel with several videos demonstrating these newly released toys. Check out the links below!

Big Bumblebee

Big Grimlock

Toy News: Asia Exclusive sticker sheets for Combiner Wars Aerialbots and Stunticons

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Toy News: Asia Exclusive sticker sheets for Combiner Wars Aerialbots and Stunticons

Reports have begun to surface showing off an Asia exclusive sticker sheet for both the Stunticons and Aerialbots! So far there are reports this offer will be available in both Singapore and Hong Kong though I suspect other countries may participate as well. These stickers seem to focus on providing G1 style details to the figures. The sheet is given free at Toys R Us with purchase of four Deluxe Class figures or more. Credit goes to Hobbybase for the attached photo.

Toy Review: "Transformers United" Artfire with Nightstick & Sparks

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Toy Review: "Transformers United" Artfire with Nightstick & Sparks

Artfire may transform into an emergency vehicle, but his true role is being a sniper! He is patient and selects his targets carefully. With his two Targetmaster partners Nightstick and Sparks, he is almost sure to always hit his target! Check out my review of "United" Artfire with Nightstick and Sparks!

Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced

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Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced

Every year there are obligatory "Nemesis Prime/Scourge" style repaints of Optimus Prime coming out of Japan, and it looks like 2015 will be no different! Toys R Us Japan has put up a listing for a redeco of the "Armor Knight Optimus Prime" figure released exclusive in Japan as Nemesis Prime! The figure will include the "Nemesis Sword" and "Sphere Shield" and will retail for 7,999 Yen (approximately $66.25 USD). Check out the mirrored pics below!

Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced
Toy News: Transformers "Lost Age" Nemesis Prime announced

March 18th

Movie News: "Age of Extinction" was 2014's most profitable movie

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Movie News: "Age of Extinction" was 2014's most profitable movie

When determining the success of a movie, most folks often look to the film's artistic value. How good was the story? Does it keep you engaged? Is there a cohesive narrative? And all these are very valid measures. However, the measure that perhaps matters most in the lifecycle of a franchise is how profitible the film was.

Comic Book News: June 2015 Solicitations including "Combiner Wars" Epilogue

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Comic Book News: June 2015 Solicitations including "Combiner Wars" Epilogue

Transformers #42—Combiner Wars Epilogue
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith (c)
THE AFTERMATH! The COMBINER WARS are over, and OPTIMUS PRIME faces the aftermath. Meanwhile on Earth, ARCEE confronts GALVATRON over the fate of two worlds.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #42—Combiner Wars Epilogue—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Casey W. Coller (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The COMBINER WARS are over, but the fallout has just begun!

  • Alliances are shattered, and heroes fall!
Comic Book News: June 2015 Solicitations including "Combiner Wars" Epilogue
Comic Book News: June 2015 Solicitations including "Combiner Wars" Epilogue
Comic Book News: June 2015 Solicitations including "Combiner Wars" Epilogue
Comic Book News: June 2015 Solicitations including "Combiner Wars" Epilogue

Toy News: Flagship Toys R Us store in Times Square NYC to close

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Toy News: Flagship Toys R Us store in Times Square NYC to close

For a decade now visitors to New York City's Times Square could ride on a Ferris wheel, run from the roar of a dinosaur and walk among iconic buildings like the Empire State Building all in one store: Toys R Us. This massive 110,000-square-foot space had several levels and housed everything from action figures, to an ice cream stand to a candy store. It really was a fun place to visit (even if the Manhattan prices are often outrageous).

Toy News: Flagship Toys R Us store in Times Square NYC to close
Toy News: Flagship Toys R Us store in Times Square NYC to close

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Leader Class Megatron

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Leader Class Megatron

Megatron once acted as a rebel and hero to those who felt oppressed on Cybertron. However, in time his noble intentions were twisted into a corrupt desire for power. With a brilliant mind, near invincible levels of power and his powerful Fusion Cannon, Megatron is the symbol of Decepticon power and feared by Autobots everywhere! This morning's review brings you a look at Leader Class Megatron from "Combiner Wars"!

March 17th

TV Show News: Music samples from "Robots in Disguise" online

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TV Show News: Music samples from "Robots in Disguise" online

Composer Kevin Manthei has worked on projects like Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight and Ultimate Spider-Man. One of his latest projects is "Robots in Disguise" (along with composer Kevin Kiner). I think the music is one of the highlights of the series, reminscent of the music from "Tron: Legacy" (which is a high compliment from me).

Fan Art: Farmers in China create awesome scrap metal "Transformers" statues

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Fan Art: Farmers in China create awesome scrap metal "Transformers" statues

According to The Daily Mail, two farmers in China Yu Zhilin and his son Yu Lingyun have worked together to create incredible works of art based on Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! According to the article:

Fan Art: Farmers in China create awesome scrap metal "Transformers" statues