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The folks over at TFW2005 have done some awesome sleuthing and offered a first look at the upcoming "Transformers BotBots"! (Read more...)


For a few days now rumors have been circulating online that Hasbro is facing some potential job losses. The maker of toys such as Transformers and My Little Pony reported a 7% decline in its second quarter 2018 revenue. At the time this was attributed, in part, to the closure of United States Toys 'R' Us stores. However the problems seem to run a bit deeper than originally thought. (Read more...)


Varèse Sarabande Records has posted some sad news. According to their Twitter feed, Walsh passed away on October 17, 2018.

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6" FIGURES
Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love.
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS FIGURES, BUSTS, & STATUES
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A warrior and a rebel, Novastar is one of Alpha Trion's chosen soldiers to fight against the tyrannical rule of Shokwave and his Decepticons! Check out my review and gallery of Novastar.


A dedicated Decepticon warrior, Shadow Striker holds a huge grudge against Bumblebee and seeks to destroy him after he defeated her in battle. Today I bring you a look at "Cyberverse" Shadow Striker!


Toy wholesaler NDA Toys has posted several stock photos of the upcoming Battlemaster and Micromaster figures in package. The Battlemaster listings went up last month but I wanted to include them here to be complete. (Read more...)


Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Two new bots are joining the fray this weekend! And some balance updates and new 5* batch!



Hack & Slash

Witness the conclusion of this saga and fight to unlock a 2, 3 or 4-Star Slash or Rippersnapper and get:

- Up to 2,000 Premium Shards
- Up to 1,500 3-Stars Shards
- Up to 800 4-Star Shards
- Up to 25 Mk 3 Defense Boosters
- And Bonus XP per Battle!

Want more?
Go for the extra mile and unlock extra Spark from the hardest tiers and rank among the TOP 500 Alliances for guaranteed rewards!

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Rising from the fighting pits on Cybertron, Megatron united Transformers under the banner of the Decepticons and soon his thirst for power overwhelmed his sense of justice, leading to war across the planet! Check out review and gallery of "Ultimate" Megatron from "Cyberverse".


Bumblebee loves updating his car mode and sometimes he likes to add on some fun parts to offer him extra speed and power! Check out my advance review of the "Studio Series" customizable Bumblebee with Charlie Figure set!


The "Vintage G1" Transformers reissues are starting to flow into more and more Walmart stores. With them has come a wave of nostalgia, but also questions about their pricing. BWTF addresses this issue in today's article: Vintage G1 Transformers Reissues & Pricing.


Long before Sam Witwicky would befriend him, Bumblebee took on the alternate form of a Volkswagon Beetle to disguise himself from humans and Decepticons alike! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Speed Series" Bumblebee.


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MARVEL ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CABLE
The One:12 Collective Cable figure features a light-up function that illuminates his chest armor and techno-organic eye in both of his head sculpts. The telekinetic mutant features a newly sculpted cybernetic arm and is outfitted in a sleeveless shirt with chest armor, duty belt with gun holster, and a leg holster with knife sheath. Cable comes complete with a devastating arsenal of advanced weaponry. $100.00
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PUMA and Hasbro have teamed up to create exciting Transformers themed footwear! PUMA will combine the Transformers theme with its RS-X shoe, which is based on the iconic 1980s Running System (RS) line. For PUMA and Hasbro, the launch of this collaboration comes ahead of an important date for Transformers fans: the release of the BUMBLEBEE movie which hits theaters this December.

The PUMA x TRANSFORMERS range will be sold exclusively at Foot Locker stores. More details will be revealed over the coming weeks. See below for more details.

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

New power cores, the next 5* bot poll result, and some balancing updates!

Rogue Wars

Take part in this weekend's event to win:
- Bronze and Silver Enhanced Ordnance Power Core
- A Gold Power Core Chip
- Up to 3,400,000 Energon and 20,000 Spark
- Up to 2,000 Premium Shards, 1,400 3 Stars Shards and 600 4 Star Shards
- And Bonus XP per Battle

Want more? Go for the extra mile and unlock Final Thrust Crystals from the harder Tiers, each one containing up to 100,000 Spark or Power Core Chips!

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After the previous news about "Legends" Big Powered, Takara Tomy has posted its official Takara Tomy Mall listing for Big Powered. The listing includes additional images (most notably the Headmasters for each figure!). They have also provided additional text about the figures including updated pricing (pasted below, translated via Google and some spelling corrected by BWTF).

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When Generation One was nearing its end, Japan released a set of Cybertrons (aka Autobots) who could each become a robot, vehicle and base before they all combined into the giant "Big Powered" base! Now these classic Japanese characters are being brought into the 21st Century thanks to Takara Tomy. Today Takara Tomy listed a new version of "Big Powered" on their web site along with stock photos! (Read more...)


Less than a week after new reveals at New York Comic-Con 2018 by Hasbro, Takara Tomy has posted several new entries on their web site for "Siege" figures including some of the Decepticons revealed this past week! Check out the listing translations (via Google Translate), suggested retail prices and photos.

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As a follow up to Tuesday's news that Toys 'R' Us was preparing to return in some way, more news has popped up. First there is an official press release by Toys 'R' Us announcing that Toys 'R' Us related assets are being acquired by a group of investors "...led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders.". The press release goes on to say:

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On October 4, 2018 Hasbro held its press event during New York Comic-Con giving fans a long awaited look at the "Siege" Decepticons! Check out my report and photos from this event for my first hand thoughts and some tid bits from the Hasbro team itself!


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