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Twenty years ago "Beast Wars Transformers" was unleashed and the world of Transformers was never the same again. Long before fans saw the animated adventures of Optimus Primal and Megatron on (Spoiler!) ancient Earth, another adventure took place in a different "Beast Wars" universe via a comic book that was included with the Optimus Primal and Megatron two pack of toys. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars I take a deep dive into this comic along with scans. Check it out!


Being a collector can be expensive so sometimes it's worth waiting to see of higher priced items will go on sale. Two items that fans may have been waiting on are Platinum Edition Optimus Primal and "Combiner Wars" G2 Superion. Today is your lucky day fans! Both of these items are part of a Lightning Deal on Amazon.com as of this evening! Lightning deals don't last long so take advantage while you can! Remember, by purchasing following the links below you are helping to support Ben's World of Transformers.


After selling out their initial batch of pre-orders earlier today, Ben's World of Transformers sponsor Bigbadtoystore has put up a new batch of pre-orders for the upcoming release of "Combiner Wars" Groove for $24.99 each. Remember, purchasing from BBTS helps to support Ben's World of Transformers!


After yesterday's announcement of Masterpiece Loud Pedal, Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore has put up their pre-orders for this exciting figure! Remember, purchasing from BBTS helps support BWTF.


If you want to hear about some of what went on behind the scenes in developing "Earth Wars", Space Ape has a treat for you! The first "Developer Diaries" series has been posted featuring many of the minds behind the game including long time Transformers writer Simon Furman! Community manager Deborah Mensah-Bonsu also interviews several minds behind the game including:

  • Production Manager: Nick Mansdorf
  • Product Owner: Chris White
  • Lead Artist: Stoyan Dimitrov

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Thanks to the folks over at Space Ape, we now have an exclusive look at Bombshell from "Earth Wars"! Here's the profile for this master of psychological warfare!

For Bombshell, warfare is all in the mind. Once he sinks his stinger in someone's head and injects his enslaving cerebro-shell, that being is his to command. Bombshell loves nothing more than entertaining himself by making his victims embarrass and debase themselves, before sending them (normally) to their deaths. Equally as effective against humans as robots, Bombshell is one of Megatron's most valued warriors.


Quillfire is an anarchist who shuns authority and believes he is the leader of a revolution. Using a combination of his deadly quills and blaster he intends to make a believer out of everyone he meets, even if it is by force! Today's review brings you a look at Warrior Class Quillfire!


Takara Tomy has announced a new upcoming Masterpiece figure: Loud Pedal. This new character is based on the rare Black Tracks figure and even includes a Blaster accessory painted in the pre-Transformers "Blue Blaster" colors. This figure will be a Tokyo Toy Show 2016 exclusive happening June 11-12. The figure will cost 8500 Yen (approximately $78 USD).


In his continuing quest to provide Transformers fans with eye candy, TF Yuki has posted several new in-hand color images of the soon to be released "Legends" versions of "Titans Return" figures including Hardhead, Skull, Cyclonus and more!



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NEW DIAMOND SELECT
Check out this list of 34 new items from Diamond Select—it’s full of awesome new items like the Marvel Select Doctor Strange from the upcoming movie; a couple of new Deadpool statues in the Marvel Gallery line and the Marvel DX Model Kit; Ghostbusters, Lost in Space, Predator, Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice Through the Looking Glass Vinimates; Mallrats Select Jay & Brody figures; Marvel Minimates Wave 69; Jessica Jones Minimates; a couple of Batman the Animated Series items and so much more!
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With the Australian release of Fortress Maximus, many fans have asked many times about sound effects with Fortress Maximus. The figure has been advertised as having sounds, though exactly what sounds Fort Max himself has we're not too sure of yet. That said we do know Cerebros has the classic transformation sound! Check out my video below from Toy Fair 2016 that shows off this feature:


According to a post on TFW2005, the big guy himself, Fortress Maximus has been released in Australia! The figure was sighted in a Myer’s store in Perth, Australia retailing for $360 AUD (approximately $260 USD). Keep in mind however that Australian prices tend to reflect twice the price of their US counterparts.

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In an effort (that's totally working on me) TF Yuki has posted another in-hand image of "Unite Warriors" Bruticus! This shot gives a good look at many of the color changes made to the figure which are largely based on the G1 cartoon.



This cunning Predacon is a master manipulator who should never be underestimated. He is just as proficient in combat as he is planning strategies and manipulating others to achieve his nefarious goals all towards the goal of restoring the glory of the Predacons and Decepticons! My Botcon 2016 reviews continue with Megatron!


Loud, brash and constantly on the verge of falling to pieces, Grabuge always causes a ruckus on the battlefield! Check out my review of the second TFSS 4.0 figure: Grabuge!


Constantly obsessed with trends Needlenose is one of the coolest Decepticons around. He's just as apt to chit chat on the battlefield as he is to blow up Autobots with his powerful Targetmaster partners! Today's review brings you a look at Needlenose from the Transformers Collector's Club!


Transformers: War Within Omnibus
Simon Furman (w) • Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (a) • Don Figueroa (c)
Collects both the WAR WITHIN and WAR WITHIN: DARK AGES series. In this 12-part story, four million years before the Transformers arrived on Earth, civil war rocks their home world of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime faces his first–and greatest–challenge. But before he can deal with the Decepticons, the new Autobot leader must look within, and decide if Cybertron is worth saving at all!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 312 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-692-8

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The folks at Space Ape have been working hard to build excitement for their new "Transformers: Earth Wars" mobile game. The latest update is a character preview of Grimlock with commentary by one of the developers behind the game! Check out the video in the embed below:


The Official Transformers Movie Facebook page has announced that Josh Duhamel will be returning to the "Transformers" cinematic universe as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox! I always enjoyed Duhamel's role in the films and I'm happy to see him return.


Thanks to the folks at Space Ape, Ben's World of Transformers brings you an exclusive look at the Combaticon Swindle from the upcoming "Transformers: Earth Wars" mobile game. This model is largely based on his "Combiner Wars" design.

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