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12/19/14: Toy Review: "Generations" Arcee
Decepticons sometimes underestimate her, but Arcee is one of the most dangerous Autobots, despite her comparatively small size. She believes the Decepticons must be stopped at all costs. That belief, combined with her combat training, makes her a pure warrior at heart. Today's review has been twenty eight years in the making: "Generations" Arcee! (0 comments)
12/19/14: And now, a Christmas message from Star Saber
12/19/14: Toy News: Developing "Legends" Tankor, an inside look
Takara Tomy has posted a new blog post focusing on the development of "Legends" Tankor, the Japanese release of the "Generations" Tankor figure. Among the interesting tid-bits:
- One of the starting points of the design involved drawing past Tankor toys, including the McDonalds Happy Meal toy!
- Special effort was made to make the figure accurate to the CG model.
- Tankor's large cannon was a challenge in the development of the figure.
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12/19/14: Toy News: Takara Tomy to offer Toys R Us Japan exclusive Bumblebee "Q" figure
In 2015 Takara Tomy will be releasing a new (and adorable) segment of the "Transformers" toy line, the "Q" series. These cute, super deformed vehicles transform into equally cute, super deformed robots. As part of this launch, they will be offering a Toys R Us Japan exclusive redeco of Bumblebee! Limited to the first 3,000 customers, this figure sports a translucent yellow deco. You can check out Takara Tomy's page for more details.
12/19/14: Toy News: Images of "Masterpiece Ultra Magnus" in vehicle mode
The official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter page continues to deliver images of the upcoming "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus. With the official release only days away, they clearly want to ramp up excitement! These photos focus on the vehicle mode and the ability of the cab to separate from the trailer. The cab itself does not transform into a "Prime" like robot, but is instead combined with the trailer to form Magnus' robot mode, just like the cartoon. (0 comments/Read more...)
12/18/14: Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Sideswipe
A street-smart, fast-thinking rebellious ’Bot who isn't the biggest fan of rules and regulations. Sideswipe is cool under pressure and he’s quick with his words and actions, but his lack of respect for authority sometimes irks his fellow Autobot Strongarm. Check out my review of One Step Changer Sideswipe! (0 comments)
12/18/14: Movie News: Did you like Cade Yeager? Prepare for more!
"Age of Extinction" was considered a "soft reboot" of the live action "Transformers" movie franchise. This included introducing a whole new group of human characters. In the lead was Cade Yeager, played by Mark Wahlberg. In a recent press event for his upcoming film The Gambler the actor revealed we may be seeing more of Cade in future "Transformers" films. According to MTV News the actor stated:
12/18/14: Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
The Official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter has posted a series of new images featuring Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. The pictures give us a bit of a "behind the scenes" look at the prototype, some transformation steps and even the weight of the figure! These are interesting shots that tease what is sure to be one awesome figure. (0 comments)
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12/17/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" One Step Changer Megatron
Once he was the leader of Cybertron's security forces, ensuring the safety of Cybertron and its inhabitants. However, the lust for power overtook this Decepticon and soon he became the leader of a faction that would tear Cybertron and the Transformers race apart! Check out my review of One Step Changer Megatron. (0 comments)
12/16/14: Sponsor News BBTS - Generations Arcee & Chromia in stock!
12/16/14: Game News: Jagex to discontinue "Transformers Universe" on January 31, 2015
It seems the next phase of their restructuring will involve shutting down "Transformers Universe on January 31, 2015. According to Games Industry.biz the publisher is going to refocus its efforts towards its in-house online game RuneScape.
12/16/14: Toy News: New images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
The Official Takara Tomy Twitter feed for "Transformers" has posted images of the upcomign "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus figure alongside his G1 counterpart. This really gives you a good sense of the size of the figure. Most surprisingly is its darker blue tone, which is more in line with the G1 animation model. This makes perfect sense as the "Masterpiece" line's current focus is being accurate to TV show models in robot mode. Check out the images below! (0 comments)
12/15/14: Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Warrior Class Bumblebee
Having helped the Autobots win the battle of Dark Energon, Megatron and the Predacon threat, Bumblebee has grown and taken a leadership role in the Autobot ranks. Now leading the team on Earth, he has his hands full with rookies. Lucky for them, Bumblebee is now a seasoned warrior! Today's review is Warrior Class Bumblebee, check it out! (0 comments)
12/14/14: Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Warrior Class Strongarm
Strongarm may not be the most experienced recruit among Bumblebee's team but what she lacks in time on the field she more than makes up for in enthusiasm and dedication. Today's review brings you a look at one of the newest members of the Autobot team: Strongarm! (0 comments)
12/12/14: Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Warrior Class Steeljaw
Steeljaw is one of the escaped fugitives from the crashed Decepticon ship. He is determined not to get caught by Bumblebee's team. If they try to capture him, he'll be ready for them with his fangs and claw weapon at the ready! Check out my review of Warrior Class Steeljaw! (0 comments)
12/11/14: Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) Three Step Changer Grimlock
Grimlock is not like the other Autobots. Whereas they may emphasize tactics and fluid martial arts, his methods are more brutal and sometimes, terribly effective against his foes! Check out the inaugural "Robots in Disguise" toy review on BWTF.com: Three Step Changer Grimlock! (0 comments)
12/11/14: Sponsor News: BBTS - "Robots in Disguise" Tiny Titans up for pre-order!
BWTF sponsor Bigbadtoystore has put up preorders for a new class if figure: the Tiny Titans! Similar to the old "Robot Heroes" these are small, super-deformed figures that are non-transformable. You can order a case or order them individually.
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12/11/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Power Attacker Scorn
Scorn has the jaws of a dino and the personality of a tank. He's a thundering war hammer on legs. A versatile fighter trained in many types of combat, he keeps his enemies guessing. They're never sure if he's going to attack with his powerful jaws, whipping tail, or demolish them with pure brute strength. Today's review brings you a look at Power Attacker Scorn! (0 comments)
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