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October 21st, 2016

Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?

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Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?

DaimChocReports has posted images that appear to be from a Japanese toy magazine featuring a new Masterpiece Megatron! If these are the real deal then this features an amazing new piece that has more G1 animation style proportions (the first Masterpiece Megatron leaned more towards G1 toy proportions in some areas). Among other features are:

  • Removable face piece.
  • Different expressions.
  • "Battle damaged" head and chest.
  • Posable mace weapon.
Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?
Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?
Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?

October 20th

Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Baldigus announced!

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Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Baldigus announced!

Visitors to the Takara Tomy Mall front page received a fun piece of news this morning: a banner announcing an upcoming "Unite Warriors" release of Baldigus! This set will be a redeco of "Unite Warriors" Bruticus. The banner indicates something is coming on October 25th. Perhaps a full announcement with pictures? Whatever it is BWTF will bring it to you!

October 19th

Game News: "Earth Wars" Sharkticon Event

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Game News: "Earth Wars" Sharkticon Event

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The Sharkticon Saga continues. Scour the earth to win Ocean Crystals and uncover their secrets in this weekend’s event!

Sharkticons have infested Aquatron and are now on Earth, the connection between these anomalous Crystals and the Sharkticons is undeniable!

Battle for Ocean Crystals and uncover their secrets! Just be sure you're not scrapped or blown up in the process…

Start Date: 21/10/16 10:00 UTC
End Date: 24/10/16 10:00 UTC

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Game News: "Earth Wars" Sharkticon Event

October 18th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Weaponizer 4 Pack

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Weaponizer 4 Pack

The Mini-Cons have joined the Autobots and Decepticons in force! Instead of just transforming into buzzsaws and torpedoes, the Weaponizers can be anything from swords to hammers to blasters! Check out my review of the Mini-Con Weaponizers 4-pack from "Robots in Disguise".

Convention News: Hasbro announces Hascon 2017

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Convention News: Hasbro announces Hascon 2017

After months of speculation, Hasbro has announced Hascon, a large event combining several of its properties including of course, Transformers. Check out the official press release below via BusinessWire.

October 17th

Comic Books: Transformers Revolution Humble Bundle offer ending soon

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Comic Books: Transformers Revolution Humble Bundle offer ending soon

If you have been falling behind on IDW Publishing's Transformers and G.I. Joe comics, boy is there a deal for you! Humble Bundle is currently offering a fantastic deal. If you go to the highest level (which starts at $25) you can get "More than Meets the Eye" volumes 1-9, "Combiner Wars", "Infiltration", "Devastation" and more! If you choose the highest tier, you will also receive exclusive trading cards later this year.

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode

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Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode

The "Transformers Earth Wars" game has been out for a few months though. While its focus is on group combat long time Transformers writer Simon Furman was brought in to provide a loose series of storyline threads that have run throughout the game since it began.

Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode
Game News: "Transformers Earth Wars" Event references classic G1 episode

Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

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Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

Playing news catch up, Takara Tomy recently revealed an upcoming figure in the "Legends" series, the Japanese version of the "Generations" line. The figure is Leo Prime, aka Lioconvoy! This is a redtool and redeco of "Titans Return" Alpha Trion featuring a new head and the colors feature the white, red and gold associated with Lioconvoy. In addition to the official photos released by Takara Tomy, the Takara Tomy PR Twitter also posted the image embedded below.

Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information
Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"

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TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"

To Transformers fans, Garry Chalk is best known as Optimus Primal from the "Beast era" of cartoons as well as Optimus Prime from the "Unicron Trilogy". To fans of the DC superhero show "Arrow" however he is now known as a military commander working with the lead character John Diggle!

"Arrow" focuses on the character Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) who returns to his home city after several years to restore order and avenge those who betrayed his family.

TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"
TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"
TV Shows: Garry Chalk appears on "Arrow"

Art: Long Island City artist creates 6 foot tall Transformers inspired sculpture - and then it vanishes!

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Art: Long Island City artist creates 6 foot tall Transformers inspired sculpture - and then it vanishes!

Annalisa Iadicicco is an artist in New York City's Long Island City area. As part of a recent educational workshop she used reclaimed materials (including car bumpers) to create a Transformers inspired sculpture. The statue was huge and 6 feet tall. However, in August the statue disappeared! According to DNA Info:

"She went out for about three hours on Aug. 31, she says, only to return around 8:30 p.m. to find the piece had mysteriously vanished."

You can check out a video featuring the artist working on the piece below: