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MP-18B MASTERPIECE BLUESTREAK
The new MP-18B Bluestreak lives up to his name! He transforms from robot to a Nissan Fairlady 280Z-T and stands nearly 6” tall in robot mode. Bluestreak is made of die-cast and plastic components, comes with his laser rifle and is listed for $79.99.
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COMBINER WARS LEADER CLASS ULTRA MAGNUS
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At the end of the conflict with the Predacons and Megatron, Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to bring new life to Cybertron. However, years later he was brought back to life for an unknown purpose! This morning's review brings you a look at Three Step Changer Optimus Prime from "Robots in Disguise"!


You may not know the name Mark Watts, but if you're a long time "Transformers" fan, you certainly know his artwork. He is the artist responsible for some of the most iconic G1 imagery including the original package art for characters like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Brawn and more! Fellow fan site Seibertron.com has posted an interview with this artist discussing his work on the brand in the 80's.

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According to Deadline Paramount and Hasbro are preparing to take the cinematic "Transformers" Universe in a bigger direction. Negotiations are currently in the works for Akiva Goldsman to manage an "incubator" of movie ideas in a similar fashion to the current Marvel "Avengers" franchise.

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The Official McDonalds Happy Meal site has put up a sneak preview of the next McDonalds Happy Meal promotion: "Robots in Disguise"! The set will feature Bumblebee, Fixit, Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Fracture, Underbite, Sideswipe and Clampdown as non-transformable figures with attach accessories and scannable features for a game. Check out the attached image!


What this Dinobot lacks in firepower Grimlock more than makes up for in strength and determination! Originally a Decepticon criminal, this reformed warrior has joined the Autobots to take down the escaped Decepticons on Earth. This afternoon's review takes a look at Legion Class Grimlock!


Series three of Robots in Disguise Warriors introduces two fan favorite Transfomers: Sideswipe and Jazz! Each Transformers Warriors figure comes with a unique weapon accessory or battle-action feature and converts between modes in less than 10 steps. Scan the figure to unlock a character and weapon for battle in the Transformers: Robots in Disguise app! This set of two is priced at $35.99. (Read more...)


As the "Combiner Wars" line moves forward more pre-orders are popping up! The latest is Leader Class Ultra Magnus. You can pre-order him now at Bigbadtoystore! Remember, buying from BBTS helps support bwtf.com! Also awesome? This listing shows off the figure in box!

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The Transformers Collector's Club has sent along this awesome news regarding Botcon 2015, press release below:

Frank Welker, legendary voice actor and original voice for MEGATRON, to appear at BotCon 2015 on June 19th and 20th.
This will be Mr. Welker’s first ever convention appearance.

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Even in an alternate reality the Decepticon Megatron can be dangerous. He believes only in absolute power and he believes obtaining the power of SARA is the key to his dominance! This morning's review gives you a look at "Transformers Cloud" Megatron! Remember, image galleries are now located at the bottom of each review.


Hasbro has updated their web site with a listing for the upcoming Platinum Edition Astrotrain and Blitzwing two pack! Along with the images is a product description:

Blitzwing and Astrotrain unleash multiple modes of mayhem on the ground, in the air, and in outer space. Can the Triple Changers be stopped?

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Back in the Generation One era, it was often thought that the character of Bluestreak had been released in blue colors, but this is mostly legend. However, Takara is not one to shy away from a redeco or two, especially if it is based on a never before released G1 deco! Enter: Blue Bluestreak from the "Masterpiece" line!

Posted at Takara Tomy Mall, "Blue" Bluestreak (MP-18B) will be limited to 2,000 pieces at 7,992 Yen. The release date for this figure is August 1, 2015. Check out the images below!


The Official Transformers web site has posted PDF copies of the two comic books that will come with the Protectobots Rook and Streetwise respectively. While the comic books themselves are reprints of previously published IDW comics, the actual covers show off the gorgeous package art for the two Protectobots! Check out the images below.


The Official Transformers web site has put up listings for a new segment of the "Generations" toy line called "Cyber Battalion". These figures take G1 designs as their inspiration and work them into simplified figures generally with about 6-8 steps of transformation. Descriptions are below for your reference along with the official photos from the Hasbro web site.

Special thanks to the folks at Transformers Colombia for finding these links!

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Steeljaw is a powerful Decepticon warrior, but he is also a smooth talker. He knows the value of building alliances to further his ends and seeks to recruit other Decepticons on Earth to join him! This morning's review brings you a look at One Step Changer Steeljaw from "Robots in Disguise".


Swindle and the Stunticons have invaded Caminus! Optimus Prime must find a way to work with Starscream to stop the Combaticon and his Combiner warriors. All the while Optimus has to make a decision that could affect the future of Caminus forever! Check out my review of "Windblade #1: Combiner Wars".


Thanks to the folks at Hasbro and Hunter PR, BWTF.com is pleased to share with you official images of the newly revealed Quickslinger (Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (Wildrider) "Combiner Wars" figures! These are the "missing" Aerialbot and Stunticon team members that fans have been waiting for since "Combiner Wars" was announced. These two will be out in May with retailers to be announced.


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BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT PLAY ARTS KAI 11” BATMAN
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Hot on the heels of their previous post, the folks over at the Official Transformers Facebook page have revealed Slingshot and Wildrider (aka "Quickslinger" and "Brake-Neck") on card! These bad boys are said to be coming in May with retailers to be announced!


The Official Transformers Facebook page has put up a teaser image of "Combiner Wars" "Brake-Neck" and "Quickslinger". Fans in the know will recognize both these names as "stand in" names for the Stunticon Wildrider and Aerialbot Slingshot respectively! Hasbro's page simply has the text:

"Yes, they’re coming. You know the names: Brake-Neck and Quickslinger. Want to see the faces?"

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