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Toy News: Behind the Scenes Info & Images for "Buzzworthy Bumblebee" Bonecrusher

Hasbro Transformers Design Manager Sam Smith has posted some more behind-the-scenes information about an upcoming release on Instagram.  This time out, the focus is on the Buzzworthy Bumblebee Bonecrusher that went up fore pre-order today.  Many fans were wondering about how the Decepticon would be working with the Autobot-allied organization N.E.S.T.  Well, Sam gives us that info and more!  Check out the info mirrored below:

Toy News: "Legacy" Velocitron Speedia 500 Hot Rod Revealed

Thanks to JTPrime on TFW2005 we have our first look at (what appear to be) stock photos of the upcoming Legacy Speedia 500 Hot Rod!  This figure is a redeco of the Studio Series 86 Hot Rod based on the deco of the original G1 Hot Rod action figure.  There has been no official announcement about this figure yet, but for now you can check out the images in the gallery below!

Toy News: "Movie Masterpiece" MPM-12N Nemesis Prime Revealed

Takara Tomy Mall has revealed a new upcoming Movie Masterpiece figure: Nemesis Prime!  This figure is a redeco of the Optimus Prime figure based on his appearance in the Bumblebee movie.  The figure is listed at 24,200 yen (about $167.68 USD) with a release date of Late March 2023.  Check out the official product info (translated via Google Translate) and images in the gallery below:

Toy News: New Official Images & Product Info for "Legacy" Crankcase, Skullgrin, Inferno & Starscream

Takara Tomy Mall has posted new listings for several upcoming Legacy action figures including Deluxe Class Skullgrin and Voyager Class Starscream! The Deluxe Class figures are priced at 3,850 yen (about $26.66 USD) and the Voyagers are listed at 5,830 yen (about $40.37 USD). Keep in mind however that Takara Tomy Mall's prices tend to skew higher than US Retail. Check out the product descriptions (via Google Translate) and the images in the gallery below:

Toy News: "Buzzworthy Bumblebee"/"Rise of the Beasts" Energon Escape 2-Pack Revealed

A listing on Toys 'R' Us Hong Kong has gone up for the first (semi-officially revealed) Buzzworthy Bumblebee set under the Rise of the Beasts banner.  The two pack features two repacks of figures from the Bumblebee movie toy line, specifically the simplified figures featuring "Igniter" cores that would activate an action feature.  The set is priced at