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January 30th, 2014

Toy News: Plush maker Famosa Partners teams with Hasbro

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According to Toy News, plush maker Famosa partners is partnering with Hasbro to make plushes of My Little Pony, Mr. Potato Head and Transformers! According to the article:

"The partnership has also revealed that Transformers plush products will hit retail this summer."

The plush and stuffed toy world is one that Transformers have only dipped into now and then so it'll be cool to see a nice sub-line of them.

January 29th

Toy Review: "Beast Wars Neo" Elephorca Reviewed

in Beast Wars, Beast Wars Neo, Blendtron, Deluxe, News, Unicron

When Unicron needed the Angolmois energy found, he created Elephorca as one of his agents to do his bidding. This terrifying Blendtron can change his size at will and is a titanic force of destruction much like his master. Check out my retro review of "Beast Wars Neo" Elephorca!

Sponsor News: BBTS - Transformers, Marvel Legends, MOTU, Bandai Japan, Hot Toys, Batman, Star Wars & More!

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MP-14 MASTERPIECE RED ALERT - 2ND PRODUCTION RUN
With a confirmed 2nd production run, those who missed out the first time will have a chance to pick up this great figure. Red Alert is listed at $79.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11798&mode=re...

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS DELUXE SERIES 03 CASE, SET, SINGLES
The Case assortment for this wave includes three each of Tankor and Rattrap and two of Crosscut, and is listed at $114.99. You can also get these figures as a Set of 3 for $47.99, with singles of Tankor and Rattrap at $17.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15077&utm_source=Marke...

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS DELUXE SERIES 05 CASE, SET
The first of two new Deluxe Generations assortments includes Arcee and Chromia. These two lovely ladybots are available at $31.99 for the Set of 2; they are also available in the Case Assortment - three each of Arcee and Chromia and one each of Scoop and Waspinator - for $114.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15077&utm_source=Marke...

MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 WAVE 02 - CASE, SET
This Wave 02 Case includes two each of Amazing and Superior Spider-Man figures as well as one each of Electro, Spider-Girl (Arana), Boomerang and Toxin; like the first wave, this case assortment is listed at $159.99. We also have a Set of 6 from this assortment - one each of all six different figures - and it is listed at $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=infinite%20series%...

TV Show News: Shout! Factory "Armada" boxed set lithograph

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Shout! Factory has announced the first 150 orders of this set from their web site will include a limited edition lithograph of characters from the "Armada" series. Long time fans will recognize this art as one of the posters from the "Dreamwave" era of comic books illustrated by Don Figueroa.

For those not familiar with "Armada", Shout! provides the following description:

January 28th

Comic Book Review: "ReGeneration One" Issue #98

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Rodimus Prime is not taking Jhiaxus' assault lightly. Determined to stop Jhiaxus and his Hub Network, the new Autobot leader launches his own offensive - with unexpected results! Meanwhile on Earth Optimus Prime prepares to greet the Nebulan delegation as events on Cybertron begin to unfold that nobody is ready for! Check out my review of "ReGeneration One" Issue #98.

January 25th

Toy Review: "Cybertron" Dark Scorponok Reviewed

in Cybertron, Decepticon, Generation One, News, Ultra

Scorponok fell during the last major conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons but that isn't enough to stop him. Returning as "Dark Scorponok", this creature now stalks Cybertron hungering for Sparks to devour! Check out my retro review of Dark Scorponok!

January 22nd

Gallery Update: "Upworthy" Cybertron Edition

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For those not in the know, "Upworthy" is a site that often offers up inspirational or informative videos in the form of ambiguous statements. Some of these could be funny taken out of context, so much so a parody site called "Upworthy Generator" was created!

Article: "Simplified Transformers & Chicken Little"

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On January 19, 2014, the New York Times released an article discussing simplified Transformers toys for the "Age of Extinction" toy line. BWTF offers its reactions after a firestorm of internet furor has arisen over the article's contents. See what I thought of this article and internet reaction!

January 21st

Sponsor News BBTS - Metal Gear Rex, MAFEX Spider-Man 2, Transformers, Star Wars, Figma Link, Marvel POP! Vinyl, Predators, DC Reissues, Godzilla & More!

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METAL GEAR REX
A reissue has been confirmed for this much sought after figure. Don't miss out on this incredibly detailed figure from ThreeA. It is listed at $489.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=THR10048&mode=re...

MAFEX AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Medicom will be releasing a new super-articulated 6" figure based on the second Spider-Man movie. It will come with webbing parts and is listed at $44.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10854&mode=re...

Toy Review: Movie (2007) Wal-Mart Exclusive Jolt

in Cybertron, Decepticon, Deluxe, Movie (2007), News

Jolt is full of enthusiasm and courage. The problem is, he's not particularly strong or bright so he's more likely to get trashed by a fellow Decepticon than be accepted. Still he hasn't let this dampen his spirt. After all, if he keeps trying he'll succeed eventually right? Take a look at this retro review of Decepticon Jolt!