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For the past couple of years, Hallmark has been releasing G1 themed Christmas tree decorations based on G1 characters. Previous years saw the release of Optimus Prime and Megatron, both based on their G1 toys. Thanks to a heads up from ASM Zine we now have a look at their next release: Grimlock! The description on Hallmark's site reads:

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NEW FUNKO ALIENS
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the incredible Aliens film with these new Funko figures. The Aliens ReAction 3-pack features Ripley, the 5.5” Power Loader suit and the 5.5” Alien Queen so you can reenact their famous showdown; and making their debut into the Pop! lineup is Ellen Ripley and the 6” super-sized Alien Queen.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=funko%20aliens

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 1/6 SCALE BLACK WIDOW
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Sea Clamp was once a Decepticon but his memories of that time are long gone. He now operates in secret along with the likes of Cicadacon and Ravage to further the Predacon agenda. Today's review takes a look at the third Predacon General: Sea Clamp!


Cicadacon is an ancient Transformer who has survived epic battles throughout history. His latest identity is General Cicadacon, a member of the Tripredacus Council! Today's review brings you a look at the scheming General Cicadacon.


In his never ending quest to bring us Transformers fans eye candy, TF Yuki has posted a photo featuring the Combaticons from "Unite Warriors". This features the exclusive Blast Off figure along with significant color differences focusing on being accurate to the cartoon.



Thanks to Oscar Fung of HK-TF fans now have some intriguing images to check out. A series of what appear to be leaks of "Titans Return" product reveals deco sheets for figures we've known about but other figures that have yet to be officially announced! The leak seems to indicate we are going to be seeing the following figures as Titan Masters:

  • Doublecross
  • Getaway
  • Hot Rod
  • Megatron (Voyager)
  • Optimus Prime (based on his G2 appearance, with alt Star Convoy head)
  • Sixshot
  • Triggerhappy

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Once a member of Megatron's Decepticon forces, the mysterious Ravage has survived countless battles and continues to pursue his former leader's agenda in the age of Maximals and Predacons. Today's review brings you a look at Botcon 2016 Ravage!


The "Unite Warriors" figures have been coming in very impressive looking boxed sets. Now we have our first look at the one for Computron thanks to (you guessed it) TF Yuki!



Twenty years ago "Beast Wars Transformers" debuted on television and the toy line began to invade toy stores everywhere. This series holds a special place in my heart and in the history of "Transformers". Check out my write up about the series in celebration of its 20th Anniversary!


It's been a bit quiet lately but now TF Yuki has posted some interesting new images featuring upcoming Mini-Cons for "Transformers Adventure". Unlike their "Robots in Disguise" counterparts it appears these little guys have pegs to allow them to attach to larger Transformers. To demonstrate this "Wandering Roller" is used from the Grand Galvatron set since he has a bunch of ports for Mini-Cons. Check out the Tweet in the embed below!

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Brilliant, twisted and mysterious the Predacon known as Tarantulas is one of the most potent weapons in the Predacon Secret Police. One of his special weapons is a cyber-toxin that paralyzes his prey before he strikes! Check out my review of Predacon Tarantulas!


Stubborn, violent and ignorant Ramhorn is not the best at following long term plans. He would prefer to take action immediately, usually resulting in violence! Today's review takes a look at the Predacon General Ramhorn!


Transformers #55
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
ALL HAIL OPTIMUS—CONCLUSION! GALVATRON vs. SOUNDWAVE vs. ARCEE vs. COSMOS vs. OPTIMUS PRIME vs. humanity!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #55—ROM Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The war for Earth extends to outer space!
• Ultimate victory—or final defeat? Or... both?
• Setting the stage for TITANS RETURN—and beyond!
• Part of IDW’s month-long variant cover program, celebrating the return of ROM!
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Every year Botcon featured an attendee exclusive figure. This year that honor went to a pre-Beast Wars era Terrorsaur! Check out my review of this figure to see what Terrorsaur looked like before the Beast Wars.


Recently it was revealed that Takara Tomy would be releasing a repainted Masterpiece Red Alert as "MP-14+". The listing for this item on Takara Tomy's site has been updated with a new image teasing a Masterpiece Inferno! For long time fans this is most exciting since an Inferno sculpt could also easily mean a Masterpiece Grapple and maybe Artfire! More on this as information becomes available.


With Botcon 2016 being the last Botcon, many fans have been wondering "what's next?" for a Transformers convention. Now fans might have a hint in the form of a trademark filing by Hasbro: Hascon. According to a listing on the U.S. Trademark site "Hascon" is intended for:

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Back in February the upcoming "Transformers: Earth Wars" game was announced at Toy Fair 2016. As part of their ramp up for the game Space Ape Games has posted a cool video featuring the nasty Insecticon Skrapnel (aka Shrapnel)!


Back in February the upcoming "Transformers: Earth Wars" game was announced at Toy Fair 2016. As part of their ramp up for the game Space Ape Games has posted a cool video featuring Ratchet! Using the Combiner Wars First Aid figure as its foundation, this video shows off Ratchet's transformation and capabilities.


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HOT TOYS CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 1/6 BLACK PANTHER
The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Black Panther in the movie featuring a newly developed helmeted head with highly detailed textures and silver trims, newly developed body, meticulously tailored black and silver colored Black Panther suit with extreme fine details and textures, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand! $219.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10673&mode=re...

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