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Takara Tomy has announced a campaign to promote special editions of a few Legion Class figures from "Robots in Disguise". Known in Japan as "Transformers Adventures", this special promotion will feature three figures:

  • Bumblebee: Exclusive to Toys R Us Japan
  • Steeljaw: Exclusive to EDION, Bic and Kojima toy sections
  • Strongarm: Exclusive to Hakuhinkan Toy Park, White peony Ishinomaki stores, Yamada Denki toy departments & Yodobashi Camera

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The largest of the original Dinobots, Slog brings brutal power and unmistakable force wherever he goes. He's a heavily armed dynamo in robot mode, taking vicious swipes at the Deceptions with his 2 swords. But he'll trample them flat when he's in rumbling Cybertronian Apatosaurus mode! Today's review brings you a look at the Amazon Exclusive G1 redeco of Slog!

Early news from Toy Fair indicated all sorts of potential Platinum Edition figures (including a rumored reissue of Trypticon), but only now has a set been revealed that confirms one of the more interesting rumors: Platinum Edition Triple Changers! The folks over at Cybertron Philippines have revealed a photo (from an unknown source) of Blitzwing and Astrotrain in a two pack! However, their color schemes are quite different from their G1 counterparts! (Read more...)

One of the more interesting Toy Fair 2015 reveals was "Galvatronus", a Combiner that would use the upcoming Cyclonus figure as the torso and head. Now fans have their first look at the artwork for Galvatronus! The art features Cyclonus in his "torso/head" mode, all the limbs are figures we already knew about including Dragstrip. The screen capture is from Transformers App, so download it to check out more artwork from Combiner Wars!

Drift and Ratchet have been captured by the Decepticons. As they try to escape, the Decepticon commander Gigatron reveals the full scope of his evil plan! Check out my review of "Drift: Empire of Stone" #2.


The newest figures to the 6" Star Wars Black series have just gone up for preorder. Series 02 brings you Clone Commander Cody, Episode V IG-88, and Episode VI Leia in Boushh Disguise. These awesome figures are available in a case of 4 for $79.99; a set of 3 for $69.99; and individual listings for Commander Cody at $19.99 and Leia in Boushh Disguise for $25.99.

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Several years ago, Hasbro launched "The Hub" to feature its products and take a large step into not just being a toy maker, but also an entertainment company. Then last year it was announced The Hub would be no more and "Discovery Family" would take its place. Adweek has posted an article that reviews the fall of The Hub and how Hasbro hopes to move forward in the future with its entertainment brands. In part, the article says:

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In an effort to find a new way to engage BWTF fans, I've started up an official BWTF Youtube channel! To kick things off, I've uploaded my first video. After posting several "haul" photos online, I figured I'd try something new so I present my very first "Haul Video"! In the video I show you my most recent acquisitions and talk briefly about each piece. It's a fun way for me to show you folks just what has shown up at my doorstep! My first video is below (and I have tons of room for improvement) but I hope you enjoy it.

Please check out the channel and subscribe. If you like the videos I post, give them a Thumbs Up! Thanks for checking it out.

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The Autobot known as Drift has felt lost for some time now. His solution? Travel the galaxy and defeat any Decepticons who are wreaking havoc! His latest adventure may prove his downfall as he faces down a figure from his past! Check out my review of "Drift: Empire of Stone" issue #1!

The Toys R Us Australia listing for "Generations Leader Class" figures has accidentally revealed the upcoming Starscream figure for "Combiner Wars" that many have speculated about for months now. The bio reads:

SKN: 84473
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The "Fan Built Combiner" poll continues, however previously you could only vote via the "Transformers" App on your smartphone or tablet. However, the next phase of voting has opened up the floor to those who want to vote via browser! The original post is quoted below:

What power should the Fan Built Combiner character have? Head to the Toys ''R'' Us Twitter handle now to help choose:

IDW Publishing has released its solicitations for May 2015. Among them is a cover revealing Starscream using the same mold/body as the upcoming Leader Class Thundercracker action figure! Is this a sign of what is to come? I wouldn't be surprised if it was!

Angry Birds Transformers: Age of Eggstinction
John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)
When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island! Prepare to meet… the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!
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As Toy Fair 2015 wound down, I brought my interview with Hasbro to a close. If you haven't read part one of the interview yet, check it out now for some great "Combiner Wars" information! The second and final part focuses on the new "Robots in Disguise" toy line. Enjoy!

One of the great parts about attending Toy Fair is the ability to meet and interact with members of the team that develops our beloved Robots in Disguise. This year, I was able to sit down with Senior Director Jerry Jivoin to talk about "Combiner Wars" and "Robots in Disguise". This is the first part of my interview focusing on "Combiner Wars". Check it out!

I've posted over 200 photos, I'm sleep deprived and full of joy. Yes, it's Toy Fair season! Check out my Toy Fair 2015 report for my thoughts on everything from Devastator to High Tide the new Rescue Bot! Special thanks to Hunter PR and Hasbro for having Fan Media day and being so patient with all of us!

The awesome folks over at the Repacked Podcast and I had a chat last night about the Toy Fair 2015 reveals of Transformers, Marvel and more! Head over to their site now to check it out!

Check out the pile o' images I've uploaded to my Facebook galleries from Toy Fair 2015! Devastator! Protectobots! Warrior Class Robots in Disguise and more! Keep checking BWTF and my social media pages for more updates coming tonight and tomorrow.

With "Robots in Disguise" due in a month on U.S. airwaves, Hasbro studios has put out a video with a behind the scenes look at the new "Transformers" show. This video features several of the actors and crew of the show in addition to some new animation!


Kotobukiya’s ArtFx+ Marvel Universe line up continues with Avengers Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Iron Man for $179.99 and Hulk for $64.99. These two statues come with special interlocking bases to create an exciting battle diorama!

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Hasbrotoyshop has listed two new "Robots in Disguise" figures: One Step Changer Fixit and Grimlock. Check out the pics and descriptions below!

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