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April 28th, 2015

Toy News: Official photos of Botcon 2015 Oilmaster

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Toy News: Official photos of Botcon 2015 Oilmaster

The Botcon 2015 site has put up official photos of Oilmaster, the surprise final reveal for the Botcon 2015 boxed set. Oilmaster is partly based on an abandoned concept from the era before the "Beast Wars". This gorilla like shell is a new sculpt based on the old one. Oilmaster is a redeco of Legends Class Swerve and fits into the back of the shell! I'm really looking forward to this one myself.

Toy News: Official photos of Botcon 2015 Oilmaster
Toy News: Official photos of Botcon 2015 Oilmaster
Toy News: Official photos of Botcon 2015 Oilmaster
Toy News: Official photos of Botcon 2015 Oilmaster

Convention News: Botcon 2015 brochure available

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Convention News: Botcon 2015 brochure available

The Botcon web site has put up the brochure for Botcon 2015! This PDF documents the prices and package details including the extra VIP Frank Welker pass. It also provides details on being a dealer and the voice actors who will be in attendance. You can view the brochure on Botcon's web site.

TV Show News: Promotional image of Filch from "Robots in Disguise"

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TV Show News: Promotional image of Filch from "Robots in Disguise"

This Saturday a new episode of "Robots in Disguise" will air featuring a new Decepticon: Filch! This flier transforms into a bird, making her one of the few Decepticons with a beast mode (instead of just an animalistic robot mode). The Official Transformers Facebook page posted the following test (and attached image):

Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS

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Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS

Rovio has released a minor update to the Angry Birds Transformers game. This update mostly seems to set up infrastructure for the larger update (already on Android) that will bring Arcee and Blackarachnia into the game. Among the updates are new location icons (including Fortress Maximus) and some new animations when you complete missions. Oddly, it also makes you pay 5000 coins to unlock Skywarp's runway when the previous update gave him to you for free.

Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS
Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS
Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS
Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS
Game News: "Angry Birds Transformers" Minor Update on iOS

April 27th

Sponsor News BBTS - DC, Diamond Select, Age of Ultron, Gotham, Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Marvel & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - DC, Diamond Select, Age of Ultron, Gotham, Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Marvel & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - DC, Diamond Select, Age of Ultron, Gotham, Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Marvel & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - DC, Diamond Select, Age of Ultron, Gotham, Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Marvel & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - DC, Diamond Select, Age of Ultron, Gotham, Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Marvel & More!
Sponsor News BBTS - DC, Diamond Select, Age of Ultron, Gotham, Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Marvel & More!

Toy News: Deluxe sized "Titan" figures spotted at Family Dollar

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Toy News: Deluxe sized "Titan" figures spotted at Family Dollar

For many years now discount store chains such as Family Dollar and Big Lots! have been receiving figures exclusive to that market. Fellow fan David A. Davis‎ has posted a photo on Facebook showing a previously unannounced segment of "Titan" figures. Not to be confused with the "Titan Class" of figures, these are reported to be roughly Deluxe sized, non-transformable figures representing Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Steeljaw and Sideswipe from "Robots in Disguise".

Toy News: Botcon 2015 Surprise Egg Reveal #5 - The Bounty Hunter!

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Fun Publications has unleashed their final Botcon boxed reveal. When the final egg is opened, it starts with nothing...mostly because it can't fit in the egg!

The true reveal is Oilmaster, a redeco of "Generations" Swerve along with a Micromaster form that he controls in battle! However, the true surprise is what Oilmaster comes with! Check after video for my thoughts.

Toy News: Botcon 2015 Surprise Egg Reveal #5 - The Bounty Hunter!

Toy Review: "Generation One" section restoration begins with Windcharger review

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Toy Review: "Generation One" section restoration begins with Windcharger review

Back before the "blackout" of BWTF in 2009 Ben's World of Transformers had a "Generation One" toy review section. I've begun a slow restoration by first putting back the indexes (separated by year given how extensive the line was) and now the first review reposted is the Mini-Bot Windcharger! Check out my restored review for G1 Windcharger!

April 25th

TV Show Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Episode 6 "As the Kospego Commands!"

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The Kospego has spoken! This mythical creature has ordered his followers to acquire equipment to build...a Space Bridge?! The Autobots investigate as this creature appears to be more than meets the eye! Check out my review of "Robots in Disguise" episode 6 "As the Kospego commands!".

April 24th

Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Grand Scourge packaging revealed

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Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Grand Scourge packaging revealed

e-Hobby has revealed the packaging for their upcoming "Grand Scourge" exclusive. Grand Scourge is a redeco of Optimus Prime from "Combiner Wars" based on a concept originating in the "Energon" series. Grand Scourge is currently expected to be released in September 2015.

You can pre-order Grand Scourge now at Bigbadtoystore!

Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Grand Scourge packaging revealed
Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Grand Scourge packaging revealed
Toy News: "Unite Warriors" Grand Scourge packaging revealed