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3/10/14: Toy Review: "Generations" Voyager Class Autobot Whirl
Daring and perhaps just a bit off his rocker, Autobot Whirl relishes the chance to use his arsenal of weaponry against the Decepticons! Whether it's in robot, helicopter or Heloped mode, Whirl is always equipped to do some major damage on the battlefield. Check out my review of Voyager Class Autobot Whirl! (0 comments)
3/10/14: Toy Review: "Reveal the Shield" Family Dollar Optimus Prime Exclusive
The "Transformers" toy line begins to kick off with its new look in (of all places) "Family Dollar" stores with exclusive Legends Class figures and packaging. Using the "Reveal the Shield" logo, these re-releases of pre-existing Legends Class figures also feature the new "united" packaging look of the toy line for 2014. Check out my quick look at Optimus Prime from these new releases. (0 comments)
3/7/14: Toy News: The Transformers Collector's Club reveals Rampage's Robot Mode!
The Transformers Collector's Club has revealed the robot mode for Protoform X / Rampage, a Deluxe Class figure using the "Transformers Prime" Megatron mold with a new head sculpt. Check it out!
3/5/14: Sponsor News BBTS - Bandai, Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Transformers,
ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT 1/10 SCALE ARTFX STATUE
In this new Kotobukiya statue, Guardians Of The Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon brandishes his sci-fi weapon as he stands on Groot’s shoulder. This statue is in 1/10 scale and listed for $49.99, $5 of MSRP.
3/4/14: Movie News: New "Transformers Age of Extinction" trailer!
A new trailer for the upcoming "Age of Extinction" Transformers feature film has debuted! Check it out for hints as to the darker story fans have to look forward to this summer!
3/1/14: Toy Review: Generations Centuritron
The Mini-Con Assault team may be small, but they more than make up for it in their sheer strength and firepower. If they encounter something too much for them to tackle individually, they can combine into the powerful Centuritron! Today BWTF brings you a look at The Mini-Con Assault Team! (0 comments)
3/1/14: TV Show News: Rescue bots Season 2 Premiere Promo
Have you been waiting for new Rescue Bots episodes? Well your wait is about to end on Saturday March 1st as the show aimed at younger "Transformers" fans returns with all new adventures! See the promo below!
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3/1/14: Game News: Transformers Universe introduces Duststorm and Meltdown
Jagex, the company bringing you the "Transformers Universe" game have posted two new videos (see embed below) featuring Decepticon Duststorm and Autobot Meltdown.
Duststorm is described as "... a Decepticon with an arsenal optimized to keep even the most ironclad predator at bay. A ruthless and precise killing machine, armed with her sniper rifle she can blast the spark out of an opponent before they even see her."
Meltdown is described as "...an Autobot who hates war but will never leave a fellow warrior behind. A battle hardened combat medic, he is as adept at mending wounds as inflicting them. He can support his allies in the heat of battle, protecting them from harm and bring the pain to the Decepticons in the process."
2/27/14: Sponsor News BBTS - Preorders for Transformers Generations Legends up!
At Toy Fair 2014, Hasbro clarified in BWTF.com's exclusive interview that the "Generations" Legends figures Swerve, Cosmos, Tailgate and Skrapnel (aka Shrapnel) would indeed be seeing release despite rumors of their cancellation. BWTF sponsor Bigbadtoystore has just put up preorders for these very figures! Go get'em and let them know BWTF sent you! (0 comments)
2/25/14: Sponsor News: BBTS - FansProject, Transformers, Star Wars, Funko, Acid Rain, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, Mortal Kombat & More!
WB004 WARBOT REVOLVER
FansProject is announcing a new transforming figure that goes from green and orange off-road vehicle to warrior robot. He comes with a load of weapons as well as a driver figure that transforms into an engine for his robot mode. This new figure is listed at $89.99.
TRANSFORMERS ASIA EXCLUSIVE HENKEI THREE PACK
Hey all you Transformers lovers out there, do we have the thing for you. Japanese Henkei Import Kup, Ratchet, and Preceptor all in one convenient three pack with new detailing. This set is priced at $159.99.
NEW TRANSFORMERS CLOUD FIGURES - STARSCREAM, BRAWN
Two new Transformers figures have been announced from this line. They include Starscream, redecoed from triple changer Blitzwing, and Brawn, with his GDO figure head attached to a Bulkhead body. Each is listed at $99.99.
2/19/14: Sponsor News: Oritoy launches "Acid Rain" line of transformable robots and 3.75" pilots!
BWTF has received some exciting news from sponsor Bigbadtoystore:
We've just listed some really cool 3.75" Scale transforming figures from a company called Oritoy - the line is called Acid Rain. They have done incredible work on this line and the line should be appealing to a cross section of GI Joe, Transformers, ThreeA, and other military, mecha, and 3.75" fans. If you feel these would be a good match for a portion of the people that frequent your site, we would really appreciate it if you could promote the Acid Rain line.
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2/19/14: Asahikawa Grand Hotel in Japan opens "Transformers" themed room!
Kotaku reports (via Higekumatoytoy that the hotel has opened up a temporary "Transformers" themed room! It includes "Transformers" bedsheets, a Matrix television, Metroplex on the nightstand and classic G1 artwork on the wall! Check out Kotaku's article for pictures! (0 comments)
2/17/14: Toy Fair 2014 News: Transformers Hasbro Brand Team Interview
Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 Fan Media day was over two days ago, but BWTF's coverage of the event continues! If you haven't already, follow The Ben's World of Transformers Facebook page and Twitter feed to see all my updates, photos and news so far!
Next up, I was fortunate enough to interview Jerry Jivoin and Joshua Lamb from Hasbro's "Transformers" team! Check it (and other coverage linked below) for information and pictures from Toy Fair 2014!
- Transformers Brand Team interview
- The Ben's World of Transformers Facebook page
- BWTF Twitter feed
- Generations Gallery
- "Age of Extinction" Gallery
- Platinum Edition
- Rescue Bots Gallery
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2/16/14: Toy Fair News: "Generations" for 2014 NOT cancelled! "Beast Hunters" needs a home.
I tweeted this yesterday at the beginning of Toy Fair but I've been asked several times since. Good news everyone! While Swerve, Cosmos and gang were under-ordered by retailers late last year, Hasbro has every intention of offering those figures for sale again and creating a new production run. If I were to guess, I'd say that means we may not see them until Q3/Q4 this year, but that's better than the alternative.
2/14/14: Toy News: BWTF to attend Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 event
Tomorrow (February 15, 2014) I will be attending Hasbro's fan media day as part of Toy Fair 2014! Be sure to follow me on Twitter where I'll be live tweeting from the event (be sure to follow both accounts below since one inevitably gets locked out) and also my Facebook page where I'll be posting images from the event! Links are below for your convenience:
2/14/14: Comic Book News: Simon Furman discusses the end of "ReGeneration One"
Comic Book news site Comicbookresources interviewed long time "Transformers" scribe Simon Furman about the end of the "ReGeneration One" title which revived the Marvel Comic Book continuity for one more run. When asked if this was indeed "the end", Furman said:
"It's a definitive end. Sort of. Y'know, it's splitting hairs but how definitive does it have to be to be classed as definitive? This is "Transformers." Which never ends. But it is an end. Until anyone with the power to make it happen says different."
2/14/14: Toy News: USAToday reveals "Age of Extinction" toys!
USAToday has revealed a first look at some upcoming "Age of Extinction" action figures! Most of these appear to be "Activator" type figures such as those released in "Transformers Animated". Figures featured include Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Hound and Lockdown! Check it out on USAToday's web site! (0 comments)
2/11/14: Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class Predaking (2014)
Predaking is a force of nature from Cybertron's long forgotten past. He may be a clone of a long dead creature, but that doesn't mean he doesn't feel a kinship to any Predacon warrior he comes across and is more than ready to face any challenge with his Infernum Blade and Missile Launcher! Today's review brings you a look at the 2014 Voyager Class Predaking! (0 comments)
2/10/14: Toy Review: "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class (2014) Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime has fought many battles over thousands of years, but he hasn't survived by being stagnant. He is constantly upgrading his body and weaponry to meet new challenges. The latest additions to his arsenal are the Vector Shield and Nexus Sword, both of which help him confront Decepticons and Predacons alike. Check out my review of "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class Optimus Prime! (0 comments)
2/8/14: "Generations" Armada Starscream reviewed!
After the battles that ravaged Cybertron and his own body, Starscream upgraded his form to a new, sleek design that includes powerful missile launchers and two deadly swords! With the ability to connect to extra weapons, this may be Starscream's deadliest form ever! Today's review brings you a look at "Generations" Armada Starscream. (0 comments)