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9/18/14: Convention News: Transformers panels at New York Comic-Con 2014
New York Comic-Con is coming next month (starting October 9th) and there will be some panels involving Transformers. Below is a listing of the panels you may want to attend!
9/18/14: TV Show News: R.I.P. The Hub 2009-2014
According to several news reports including one at Bloomberg, Hasbro's network "The Hub" is being rebranded with a controlling stake going to the Discovery Channel. The station will be renamed to "Discovery Family" and Hasbro will still retain several hours of programming time and a significant financial interest in the network. At this time there is no indication that either "Robots in Disguise" or "Rescue Bots" production will be affected by this change. (0 comments)
9/17/14: Actor News: Voice actor Buster Jones 1943-2014
Marc Tyler Nobleman is reporting that voice actor Buster Jones passed away on September 15th. Jones was known for many voices including Black Vulcan on "Superfriends" and Winston Zeddemore on "The Real Ghostbusters", but Transformers fans will know him better as the voice of the awesome Autobot Blaster! In recent years, Jones had made convention appearances including attending Botcon 2012.
9/16/14: Toy Review: "Generations" Windblade
Cut off from Cybertron for millions of years, the Autobot known as Windblade comes from the world and city of Caminus. Her unique ability allows her to communicate with the great Metrotitans such as Metroplex. In her role as City Speaker on Cybertron, she seeks to keep the peace while protecting Metroplex as the world recovers from the Dark Cybertron era. Check out my review for the "Fan's Choice" figure Windblade! (0 comments)
9/16/14: Movie News: Exclusive behind the scenes clip from "Age of Extinction"
Entertainment site Break.com has released a clip from a featurette giving us a look at some of the behind-the-scenes action during some of the scenes set in China in "Age of Extinction". Check out the clip below!
9/12/14: Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club Exclusive Tarantulas revealed!
The Transformers Collector's Club has announced and revealed its third figure from the 2015 Subscription Service: Tarantulas! This reimagining of the character is based on the Generations Scrapheap sculpt and will come with a pair of insect Microns! Orders for the service are open until early October. (0 comments)
9/11/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" SDCC 2014 Exclusive Strafe
This aerial member of the Dinobots has the unique ability to reign down destruction on his enemies from above. He is a terrifying feat of Cybertronian engineering whether he is using his swords or crossbow weapon. Check out my review of the G1 themed SDCC 2014 Strafe! (0 comments)
9/9/14: Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club exclusive "Nacelle" reveal
The Transformers Collector's Club has revealed the second figure in its subscription service: Nacelle! This Seeker jet is based on an unused deco for the original Generation One Thrust figure and he appeared in one of the recent "Transformers" novels. The subscription service is open now for orders until the beginning of October. (0 comments)
9/9/14: Toy Review: Wal-Mart Exclusive Dinobot Slug versus Stinger
The Vehicon known as Stinger thinks his rampage across Earth is unstoppable, but when he meets Dinobot Slug he knows that he has met his match and then some! When these two meet on the battlefield it is an all out battle for victory. Check out my review for the new Dinobot Slug versus Stinger two pack! (0 comments)
9/7/14: Video: Behind the scenes of "Angry Birds Transformers" with Vince DiCola!
Rovio has brought in Vince DiCola who scored the original "Transformers: The Movie" to work on the music for their upcoming "Angry Birds Transformers" game! Check out the video below:
9/6/14: Toy News: Transformers Collector's Club Subscription 3.0 pre-orders launch!
The Transformers Collector's Club Facebook has announced pre-orders for the third iteration of the Transformers Subscription service pre-orders have launched! In addition they have revealed the first figure for the subscription service: Krok! From the Facebook post:
9/5/14: Toy News: Hasbro to open exhibit on the creation of a Transformer
Ever been curious what goes into the design and creation of a Transformers figure? If you're near Pawtucket, RI you will get your chance this weekend! According to news site Go Local:
"The exhibit will be held September 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave. A speaking program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available and the public is invited."
9/5/14: Sponsor News: BBTS - Masterpiece TF, Bandai Jp, Pacific Rim, Silent Hill, Zelda, Funko POP & More!
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TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-24 - STAR SABER
Star Saber was the winner of the "Masterpiece Fan's Choice" contest that took place in 2013. This Masterpiece version of a long time fan favorite is sure to please. Preorders have been opened at just $169.99.
9/3/14: Toy News: New "Age of Extinction" KREO and "Spinning Grinder" Galvatron!
Check out these new images of upcoming "Age of Extinction" product! This includes "Spinning Grinder" Galvatron and Dinobots in KREO form! (0 comments)
9/3/14: Sponsor News: BBTS - Pre-Order alert! Masterpiece Star Saber & Exhaust
BWTF sponsor Bigbadtoystore has posted preorders for the two upcoming (and awesome) Masterpiece Transformers figures: Star Saber and Exhaust!
9/2/14: Toy Review: "Transformers Universe" Overload
Once partnered with the great Optimus Prime himself, Overload helped the Cybertronians triumph during the Unicron Battles. Now having taken on a new, independent form, Overload has headed to the stars to learn more about his true origins. Check out my retro review of Universe 2.0 Overload! (0 comments)
9/2/14: Toy News: Masterpiece MP-23 "Exhaust" revealed
Online retailer Tag Hobby has revealed an image of an upcoming Masterpiece figure: Exhaust! This new character is a homage to the Diaclone "Marlboro" Wheeljack, one of the most legendary "pre-G1" figures out there. The figure will feature a new head sculpt and an "Immobilizer" accessory. I think it looks great and it's wonderful to see this legendary figure get a nod in the Masterpiece line. (0 comments)
8/30/14: Toy Review: "Age of Extinction" Strafe Evolution 2-Pack
This aerial member of the Dinobots has the unique ability to reign down destruction on his enemies from above. Whether its using his missiles or savage claws, all Decepticons and Vehicons should fear this flying titan! Check out my review of the Evolution 2-Pack of "Age of Extinction" Strafe! (0 comments)
8/30/14: Video: "Age of Extinction" Dinobots Behind the Scenes clip
With the release of "Age of Extinction" coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD soon, Paramount is releasing some of the extras you can expect to see on some of these sets. Check out the clip below for a behind the scenes look at the Dinobots!
8/29/14: Toy Review: Timelines "Transformers Club Subscription Service" Treadshot with Catgut
Treadshot cares about one thing: making the shot. Having spent ages as a sharpshooter and gunslinger, he is one of the most well trained and skillful warriors on the battlefield. His loyal partner Catgut sometimes serves as his weapon, making the two a powerful team. Check out my review of Treadshot and Catgut! (0 comments)