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Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron
Date: Friday, August 3rd 2012 3:11pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Kotaku

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Earlier today, popular game site Kotaku hosted a live Q&A interview session with Matt Tieger, the game director of the highly anticipated Transformers Fall of Cybertron game. The session ran for about an hour starting at 10am PT. Fans quickly bombarded Tieger but he addressed many of the questions presented to him.

Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Here's the full interview from Kotaku ...

MrOpto: How did you first get the Transformers license? Did Hasbro put out offers or did you go them?

Matt Tieger: ATVI already had a relationship with Hasbro, but what they were looking for was someone to make a non-movie based game. They both felt that we would be a great fit and War for Cybertron was born. The success of that game allowed us to make Fall of Cybertron.

bigduo209: I love games that use Sci-fi inspired weaponry/abilities and not just future-looking guns (Ratchet and Clank, Bioshock), how many crazy weapons have you made for Fall of Cybertron?

Matt Tieger: The great thing about this game world is that there are absolutely shotguns and sniper rifles, but also lightning guns, acid guns, and 'tron' disk guns. The guns are divided into Primary and Heavy weapons. Many (but not all) of the more sci-fi guns fall into the heavy weapons category. In SP there is a Teletraan Store where you can buy and upgrade those weapons. In MP the weapons are divided between the classes based on countless play testing hours - so not every class can use every weapon. As to the exact number of them, since you explore and find blueprints to unlock them i don't want to spoil anything, so ill say quite a few more than we ever had in War for Cybertron.

Jason Schreier: How would you convince a non-Transformers fan that he/she should play your game?

snowtires: Play the demo, it's awesome.

Matt Tieger: Good Question, and one that I often think about. The worst compliment we get about War is, "what a great game, too bad nobody knew about it." What i would say is this (in my most passionate game dev voice. "forget Transformers, forget Michael Bay, forget the toys, and consider for a moment a game that allows you access to your vehicle at any moment in time, a game where the core tactical choices are movement based, and now imagine a game where each character is a unique experience with different vehicles or special abilities. This game offers something that no other game can, huge variety and tactical variety. Oh yeah and it happens to be Transformers"

SaburoDaimando: What are some of the lessons you learned on designing Fall of Cybertron compared to War for Cybertron?

Matt Tieger: When we developed WFC we looked for similar games that tackled similar level design issues and frankly, found none. So we blazed a trail and learned alot. With FOC we again did a survey and found WFC to be the only comparable game, so we set out to exceed it in every way. As one example, the driving got a bit stale in WFC, it might seem like a small thing but in FOC we added terrain, so instead of all flat metal surfaces, you now had hills - which innately make driving more fun. We also bowed down to the gods of player choice, and for much of the game you can tackle problems as you see fit - stay in vehicle the whole time, Transform constantly, etc. We had some of that in WFC, but now it is the rule in FOC.

Mike Fahey: WHERE IS OUR BEAST WARS GAME!?!?! ALL CAPS!>!!>!??

Hlokk: Most important question! Notice the all caps!

Matt Tieger: I get asked this alot. Lets see how this game does. We do have Dinobots and Insecticons, so i'd say its in the realm of possibility - someday.

Marquis_Gabriel: When taking on a IP, especially one with tie in's to a movie. What are your expectations?

Matt Tieger: just to make sure - we are not related to the movies in anyway, we are a distinct storyline. We do this by telling their story before they ever reach Earth. With any game you need to find the 'heart' of what makes that game so unique (original or licensed). Strip everything else away and Transformers are about 'transforming' (i know sounds simple, right?). By focusing on that single concept and making everything else supportive to that, we stay true to the license while still making a great game.

KnickKnackMyWack246: How does this universe connect (if at all) to any Transformers stories other than G1? A friend of mine suggested it's a prequel to Transformers Prime while another believes it's a prequel to the Michael Bay films. Can you clarify?

CodeMonkey76: It's a prequel to the G1 television series

Matt Tieger: G1 is our primary touchstone, meaning that we look to G1 for visual ques, abilities, VO quotes, etc. We look to not violate the Movie universe, but aren't beholden to it (and we do in-fact stay in the distant past to help with that). Prime has the most relevance with our game, there are many things introduced in WFC that are not part of the Prime show, like Dark Energon. There are a few elements that have the same 'visual DNA' like the Nemesis for example.

Emmerson: With how the Transformers scaled in the first game, with Scorpinok and Omega Supreme being the biggest we had seen. Then in the second game with having combiners, and then summoning Metroplex, how can you guys top that in terms of Transformers power and scale? How will you handle the issue like Fortress Maximus and Unicron?

Matt Tieger: Quick edit : last game didn't have Scorpinok in it (although that would have been cool) it had Trypticon. Your essential question is, "How do we keep ratcheting up from here?" Honestly, I dunno - you made some good suggestions, what we will do is wait and see what the reaction from this game is before thinking that far ahead.

Brian Erice: Im curious about the campaign design change for FOC. Why did you move away from the two split campaigns that were in WFC?

Matt Tieger: Excellent question. Game Director is often thought of as the best job ever, and some days it is, but often we have to make excruciatingly tough calls - the campaign change was one of those. In WFC, you had 2 separate campaigns that you could play in either order, so we never knew how you were going to play. What this meant for the game that there were functionally 2 first levels, 2 second levels, 2 3rd levels - you get the picture. and when you had played 50% of the game you had really played 100% of the game. We believe that one of the primary reasons for the major criticism of the game, "The gameplay got repetitive", was in-fact because it DID get repetitive based on the campaign structure. So we made a single interwoven campaign where we could pace it well.

Mungry: Hey Matt, huge fan and I love everything about the game we have seen so far! My questions is about multiplayer. I am wondering if their will be killstreak rewards in the game and if we can expect new multiplayer game modes as the game progresses through its life? Thx - SoooMungry

Matt Tieger: SoooMungry - I'm actually a fan of yours. At the studio we watch your Youtube channel and read the comments - thank you for your excitement for the game. Regarding Killstreaks, we had them in for a while during our dev of the game, we took them out for balance reasons. Let me explain, every game has a very unique MP pace and with all the changes from WFC, what we were seeing was runaway gamers, specifically due to killstreaks. By removing them, they game was more competitive. Along a similar vein we removed double jump, many gamers initial reaction were negative until the played it for a bit and realized that the streamlined approach actually made it better. remember this isn't WFC2 this is FOC.

DinoDinoBot: What made you guys change your mind about releasing it on PC after you said you wouldn't? And what do you think is the best addition or special feature in this version?

Thanks for the Q&A.

Matt Tieger: coming off of WFC we needed to laser our focus on FOC. Reducing the number of platforms that we ship on was one way to do that - and it was the right call for the dev team. The fan outcry wasn't lost on us, however and once we saw how much PC gamers wanted it we started looking for solutions. The short version is that, a PC version exists because of the fans.

czen2: Is there any plans to include other combiners like the aerial bots ,protectobots, or even transformers like ultra magnus ,hot rod,cup, etc.

Matt Tieger: Yes and no. The curse of Transformers is that there are so many of them. Last time I spoke with Hasbro i asked them how many there are, their response was in excess of 11,000! We simply cant put that many into the game. What we do have is customization in MP. There are millions of combinations and enough color choices that you can make, and name, a garage full of Transformers.

Emmerson: As my favorite Transformer(s) ever, I have to ask, Where is Devastator? Any chance on seeing him in the new game?

Matt Tieger: Devastator isn't in this game. however, who knows where we go from here

Leebee: how did you guys approach designing multiplayer this time around? what features did you guys want to add to make it fresh from the last game? how often did you guys release new builds to tweak overpowered/underpowered stuff? will keeping the MP suite fresh and balanced be a priority for you guys after release?

I'm a huge fan of asymmetrical competitive multiplayer design, and I love giant robots. you could say that I'm a huge fan of your games. :3

cheers, and thank you.

Matt Tieger: We host 5pm MP matches for the team, EVERY night through the ENTIRE project. Now not everyone can play every night and sometimes the build breaks, but more often than not the team is playing. What that means is that it gets tweaked every day, we try all sorts of stuff, game modes, who has what gun, footspeed adjustments, everything. the 'secret sauce' is countless hours by a dedicated team.

James De Moss: Will we see humans in the franchise? I know WfC and FoC take place waaaaaaay before humans were in the picture, but will the franchise ever go that far into the future?

Matt Tieger: Certainly not is this game, but we will have to see.

Aidil42: During development, with all ideas flying around, do you sometimes wish you're not tied up to an already established franchise?

Matt Tieger: In this case, i'd say no. The harder decisions are what not to put in.

FullmetalPrime: Are there any characters, save the Dinobots of course, that you'd like to have included into this months Fall of Cybertron?

Matt Tieger: Triple changers. I always thought that concept was a cool one. We just didn't have the bandwith to do it right, that I am not sure how much fun Astrotrain's train mode would be.

CFNexus: Any chance there could be a Transformers MMO in the future? Ive been thinking about 1 for years. I have already thought of character creation, mechanics and plenty of other things. I think and MMO has some very interesting things going for it.

Callum F, Northern Ireland.

Matt Tieger: It is definitely a big enough universe, but at HMS we aren't geared for MMOs.

mandrate: Is Co-op has been taken out for a more immersive single player storyline?

Matt Tieger: I mentioned earlier about tough decisions - this was the other big one. We do however recognize that Co-op is part of fan expectations, so we really put a lot of focus on Escalation. It is crazy addictive 4 player online Co-op, trust me you will like it.

Zurick: Will there be a 3rd game in the series?

Matt Tieger: Maybe. Lets see what the fans are saying about this one first.

dinowho: Why you no give autobots combiners? AerialBots! Thanks for revitalizing the Transformers to the glory they deserve

Matt Tieger: Deceptions get Bruticus, Autobots get Dinobots - sounds pretty fair to me!

Glenn Beck: Pre-order G1 DLC has been shown played to "The Touch." Make us all happy and tell us you have some Stan Bush somewhere in the game.

Matt Tieger: you will be happy.

Trax0r: How come it took 25 years for a designer to finally make a great Transformers game (WFC)? It seems like its the perfect premise and platform for a good story/fighting/shooter, and yet until, WFC, the ones that did come out were total shit.

Matt Tieger: Transformation is a tough concept to wrap you brain around. It sounds simple enough, but when you start to really knuckle down with the geometry and the mechanics it is a unique problem with no real parallels. We took this as an opportunity to do something different, I am glad you feel that we succeeded.

opieman2010: From what I can understand, War and this game are considered the "revised" official canon for the Transformers, as well as the Prime cartoon. How involved was Hasbro, outside of just overseeing the story? Were any other writers brought in to work on this that have also contributed to the Transformers story?

Matt Tieger: Hasbro was very involved, but the story starts and ends here are HMS. We have some very talented writers, a studio full of G1 fans, and a design staff that is passionate about bringing the story out in the world.

Cabbagetroll: Any hints to what else you guys are working on? Maybe a little bit of news about Deadpool?

Matt Tieger: No can do.

frizzlestick: The first level of the demo had you playing as Bumblebee, but for some reason his voicebox was smashed. I really enjoyed Johnny Yong Bosch as Bumblebee in the first game, so will he still have a voice or is this a reflection of the Bay-era where he never speaks?

Also, Dinobots are awesome, but they did get messed up by Devastator in the 80's film.

Matt Tieger: BB does not have a voice in FOC. This is one element that is in fact a reflection of the Bay movies. Per a comic that was a 'movie prequel' he has his voice box crushed by Megatron, in the game there is a VO that allude to that fact.

Chris Zombiechild: Are there any other cartoon series from the same era that you would like to make a game for?

Matt Tieger: Thundercats, Dinoriders, He-Man. Not sure that anybody other than me would want to play them, but they could be awesome. Also Big Trouble in Little China would make an amazing video game.

djs2879: How soon do you expect the Dinobot DLC to come out after launch?

Matt Tieger: not soon enough by most peoples standards, but it will happen.

Anubis_Arcane: Will we be able to use our custom built transformers for escalation mode? A few of my friends and I were wondering if that might be a possibility down the road.

Matt Tieger: in Escalation you play as the named characters, we chose this for 2 reasons. 1 so that you could use the official iconic characters with your friends and 2 because that mode requires an extreme level of balance within the team, we needed to set the rules.

montymonster50: I love the WFC multiplayer, but I thought it died out (relatively) quickly. Are there any plans to expand the multiplayer to keep players involved for a longer period of time?

Matt Tieger: Tell your friends about it. Seriously, we are very hopeful that the community can reach a much larger self-sustaining size this time around. ATVI has gotten behind the product in a big way, so if you love it help us get the message out there.

Seibertron.com: Are there any Easter Eggs in the game that die-hard Transformers fans can look forward to? (other than Stan Bush's "The Touch")

Matt Tieger: tons of them, keep your eyes open

TheBigTsk: Will the MP skills that were so popular in the first game be back? Right now there doesn't seem to be much info and the info that is out there looks bleak.

Matt Tieger: This game stands on the shoulders of WFC, but it isn't WFC2. Things are slightly different, and in our opinion significantly better. What I suggest you do is try the demo, you initial reaction might be that you miss something specific, but i'd bet that after a few matches you will realize the clarity of the MP experience and see how much better this game is. WFC had really good MP, FOC has great MP.

mannoroth0913: My question has to be: Is Grimlock as amazing in game as the trailers make him out to be, because there's no way I can miss a chance to play as the King

Matt Tieger: Yep. Not only is the gameplay fun, it is very unique compared to every other playable character and the story is exceptional - you get to see how they are created in a brand new official cannon story.

Atomic3xplosion3564: Is it possible for you guys to make a movie?

Matt Tieger: LOL. I hear that alot. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Liquid-X: Will we get some version of Starscream in a cape and crown?

Matt Tieger: smells like an easter egg to me.

opieman2010: What does an Easter egg smell like? Probably a lot like a regular, hard boiled egg.

BBTS Sponsor News: G2 Bruticus, New Hasbro, SW Vintage, Enterbay, Transformers Generations Wave 2 Revision, New Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist and Medix!

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: G2 Bruticus, New Hasbro, SW Vintage, Enterbay, Transformers Generations Wave 2 Revision, New Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist and Medix!
Date: Wednesday, August 1st 2012 3:01pm CDT
Categories: 3rd Party News, Cartoon News, Collectables, Game News, Movie News, Sponsor News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BBTS, Bubbah, Mike Dillon, daimchoc

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Couple of additional notes:

It has also been brought to our attention that Transformers Generations Wave 2 has been revised to be a little more collector friendly:

"Hi - we wanted to let you know that Hasbro has just announced a new and slightly different Generations Deluxe case assortment called Series 02 Revision 02. This case is exactly the same as what you preordered (Series 02), except they replace one of the two Optimus Prime figures with Shockwave. So the case now contains Shockwave, Prime, Jazz, and one each of the 5 figures that form Bruticus. We have moved all preorders over to the new assortment, which is also scheduled to arrive in September. If for any reason you wish to receive the original case that contains 2 primes and 0 shockwave, you can just reply to this email and we will switch it back for you, or you can place the new order on our site and cancel your preorder for the Wave 02 Revision 02 Case.

Thanks!
Joel
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com "


Transformers: Rescue Bots Series 5 adds two previously unknown characters, Hoist and Medix.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS SERIES 05
Blades and Boulder are joined in this case assortment by Medix and Hoist. We have this Case of four listed at $53.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


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NEW PREORDERS
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G2 BRUTICUS(BBTS SHARED EXCLUSIVE) - PREORDERS OPEN AGAIN
Did you miss Bruticus when it first went up? We have reopened the preorder, get yours now while they are still available!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS SCI-FI REVOLTECH #040 OPTIMUS PRIME DX
This new release of the movie figure includes jetwings, an energon axe, his energon sword, multiple hands and more. We have this piece listed at $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT 1/4 SCALE HD MASTERPIECE BATMAN, JOKER
Enterbay has announced two new 1/4 scale HD Masterpiece figures. Batman and the Joker from "Batman: The Dark Knight". Each will come with costume pieces and accessories, and each is currently priced at $449.99, although that is a preliminary number and may change before the figure is released. If this happens, we will be sure to notify you as soon as possible.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ompany=395


BBTS USA EXCLUSIVE LOU FERRIGNO 22" MAQUETTE GAMMA GLOW SIGNATURE VERSION
This new version is in response to fan requests and features a brighter paintjob. Like the Classic version, this statue will be priced at $324.99 for a short time, and then raised to $399.99 when the non-signature version is listed. Be sure to grab yours before the increase! Edition Sizes have also been announced - only 110 of the Classic version and 65 of the Gamma Glow Version!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS VINTAGE 2012 SERIES 05 CASE
This new case assortment will see limited release, but we will be able to get them for our customers. The assortment includes Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano, Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Naboo Pilot with Duster, Mawhonic, Aurra Sing, Lumat, Gungan Warrior, Nien Nunb, Weequay Hunter, Royal Guard, Republic Trooper and Orrimaarko. Each figure appears to be new, many with additional accessories and more. This case is listed at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ARMS MICRON VOLUME 03 - CASE OF 300, BAG OF 6
The next wave of Arms Microns includes Ratchet Spanner, Wheeljack Kunai, Starscream Boomerang and a Dragonfly Machine Gun, which may come in two colors. We have these figures listed as a case of 300 for $799.99 or a Bag of 6 (one each of 5 + one extra if possible, otherwise one each of the four figures [no secondary color] plus two extra) for $17.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Volume+03


RETROTABLE ARCADE GAMES
Four new items have been listed from Arcade Factory. We have a stand-up arcade game, sit-down games in both black and cherry and even a Mini-RetroTable tabletop game system. Each unit comes with six game boards that can be easily plugged in, and each contains 2-3 classic video games from the 80s like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Missile Command, Galaga and more. These units will be drop-shipped to your home for free, contain 5 year warranties and are priced at $998.99 for the tabletop, $2498.99 for either sit-down version and $2698.99 for the stand-up version.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8846


NEW UNIVERSAL DESIGN JACKETS & SUIT REPLICAS
Following up on the Captain America Jackets and Suit Replica, we now have listings for the Darth Maul Leather Cafe Racer Jacket at $649.99, the Empire Leather Racing Jacket in either Black or White at $499.99 and three new Suit Replicas - Tron Legacy Rinzler, Tron Legacy Sam Flynn and Star Wars Black Stormtrooper, priced at $829.99, $829.99 and $879.99, respectively. Each Jacket comes in sizes from XXS to XXL; the suits will need to be ordered through Customer Service with the sizing per piece as shown on each item's page.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... sal+Design


NEW BOWEN MARVEL STATUES
Bowen has announced five new statues. Warpath gets a regular version at $224.99 as well as an X-Force Website Exclusive at $234.99. Three other Website Exclusives are also up for pre-orders - the Cable Action Statue at $249.99, the Doctor Strange Faux Bronze statue at $224.99 and the Hercules Variant Statue at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... arch=bowen


BRUCE LEE 1/6 SCALE LIMITED EDITION STATUE
Enterbay also has the new BL-1 1/6 Scale Bruce Lee Statue on the way. This Black Label piece shows a shirtless Bruce in blue jeans with a medallion around his neck; we currently have this piece priced at $284.99, although it may decrease once domestic information is released.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MR. SPOCK 1/4 SCALE STATUE
Hollywood Collectibles' second statue in their 1/4 scale Star Trek line is Science Officer Mr. Spock. He stands 19" tall with a phaser in hand and is listed at $279.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HITMAN ABSOLUTION - AGENT 47 PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE
This assassin is the subject of the latest Play Arts Kai announcement. He comes with his handguns, an alternate hand and a sniper rifle, and is listed at $64.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


RESIDENT EVIL BIOHAZARD LUPO UPDATE
We just wanted to drop you a quick note and mention that the price on this figure has dropped from $98.99 to $64.99, so anyone who was holding off for the decrease can go ahead and place their pre-order now.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BLEACH ENCORE, DELUXE FIGURES
Toynami is reissuing the second and third series of the Bleach Encore figure line, as well as announcing a new Bleach Deluxe figure. Series 02 of the Encore line includes Byakuya and Ichigo, and Series 03 has Renji and Toshiro; each line is available as a set of two for $27.99 or singly at $14.99 each. We also have the new Bleach Deluxe 7" Ichigo with Bankai Mask listed, at this figure is priced at $22.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=3403


STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS 2012 SERIES 1R1 CASE
The new Battle Pack case assortment includes two each of Bespin Battle and Episode 1 Duel and one each of Obi-Wan/Jango/Battle Droid and Rebel Heroes. This assortment is listed at $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS JEDI FORCE FIGURE TWO-PACK 2012 SERIES 4, 5 CASES
These two new assortments include new figures like General Grievous, Captain Rex and more. Each Case of 8 is listed at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... -Pack+2012


STAR WARS ULTIMATE FX LIGHTSABERS 2012 WAVE 02 - SET, SINGLES
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul are each getting a new Ultimate FX Lightsaber. They are available singly at $44.99 each, or as a set for $87.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ightsabers


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ROBOTS IN DISGUISE CYBRVERSE COMMANDER - WAVE 3R2, 4
Two new waves of Cyberverse Commander are on their way. Wave 03 Revision 02 includes two of Nightwatch Optimus Prime plus one each of Ultra Magnus, Ironhide, Dreadwing and Megatron, while Wave 04 includes two of Nightwatch Optimus Prime plus one each of Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Bulkhead Redeco and Skyquake; each case is listed at $64.99. We also have the Set of Bulkhead Redeco and Skyquake listed at $33.99, and Ultra Magnus as a single at $11.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Commander


TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS ASSORTMENT A SERIES 4R2, 5; ASSORTMENT B SERIES 1R2, 2
The new waves of Assortment A include older figures plus new ones such as Autobot Ratchet and more. Cases are listed at $49.99, with a Set of 5 Series 05 vehicles at $34.99 and new singles at $4.99 - $47.99 each. The Assortment B vehicles with Launchers add new figures Starscream and Ironhide, who are available as a set of 2 for $19.99. Cases of 10 are also listed at $89.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... =Bot+Shots


TRANSFORMERS JAPANESE COLLECTION: VICTORY DVD BOX SET
The American releases of the Japanese Transformers shows finish up with Victory. This box set is listed at $33.99, and is set to arrive this October.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS SERIES 05
Blades and Boulder are joined in this case assortment by Medix and Hoist. We have this Case of four listed at $53.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL LEGENDS 2012 WAVE 1R1, 2R4 CASES
These two new case assortments are great ways to catch up on some earlier figures. They includes popular characters like Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and more, and are listed at $124.99 - be sure to check them out for complete assortment lists.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... gends+2012


MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES DELUXE VEHICLE SERIES 2, 3
The second assortment includes X-Force Wolverine and Iron Man with the Hovercar and Silver Centurion Iron Man and Captain America with Quinjet, while the third assortment has Wolverine and Iron Man with the Rescue Jet and Hulk and Silver Surfer with the Mud Storm 4x4. Each Case of 2 is listed at $44.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... cle+Series


THE AVENGERS 3.75" FIGURE SERIES 4R1, 4R2, 4R3
Three new assortments of the Avengers figures have arrived, and they are perfect for catching up on figures you may have missed. They contain returning figures like Cosmic Spear Loki, Fusion Armor Iron Man, Hawkeye and Gamma Smash Hulk, along with newer figures like Shatterblaster Iron Man, Assault Squad Nick Fury and Cosmic Axe Chitauri. Each assortment of 12 is listed at $114.99, so check them all out and grab your favorites.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %22+Figure


THE AVENGERS 8" HERO SERIES 03 - CASE, SINGLES
This case includes two of the Hulk and one each of Captain America and Iron Man. The Case is listed at $47.99, with singles listed at $12.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... 153&page=3


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WEB BATTLERS SERIES 3 CASE
This assortment of eight includes one each of Spider-Man with Spinning Web Blade, Web Slash, Web Smash, Classic Doc Ock and Classic Green Goblin, and three of Battler with Retractible Snare (presumably Spider-Man - we're waiting on confirmation). This case is listed at $112.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY HEROCLIX
Two Heroclix assortments from the upcoming Hobbit movie are on their way. We have the 24 Pieces Countertop Display at $64.99, along with the Campaign Starter Set with seven figures, plus maps, Horde tokens and more, and it is listed at $33.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... t+Heroclix


THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING DIORAMA SET 1
WETA is producing a set of dioramas due to popular demand that will show the entire Fellowship on their trek. The first piece shows Frodo, Gandalf and Legolas, and measures 7.5" long by 5.1" wide and 5.5" tall. This first piece is listed at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FEWTURE ES GOKIN MAZINGER Z, GREAT MAZINGER
Fewture continues their line of super deformed mini bots with Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger. Each will include a Scrander, multiple arms, weapons and more, and they are priced at $79.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... n+Mazinger


"TED" TALKING PLUSH BEARS
The popular move has spawned four sizes of plush bears that each speak a number of his movie phrases. We currently have the PG versions listed, as the more adult version will not be available until later in the year. We have the Backpack Clip version at $9.99, the 8" Plush at $14.99, the 16" Plush at $31.99 and the 24" Plush at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8842


GAOGAIGAR D-STYLE CHORYUJIN
The fantastic line of D-Style figure kits continues with ChoRyuJin. This piece can be built as his two separate robots, as their vehicle modes or as the gestalt figure. It is currently listed at $38.99, although that price may decrease if a domestic supply is found.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LPS ENCHANTED STORY PACK SERIES 2, FEATURE PET SERIES 2
The LPS Enchanted line continues with these two new assortments. The Story Pack Series 02 includes the Sweet Shop and the Playground and is priced at $29.99, while Feature Pet Series 02 has Light Up Sun Bright Fairy and Light Up Daybreak Fairy and is listed at $17.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Enchanted


NEW EAGLEMOSS FIGURES - MARVEL, DC, DC CHESS
This month brings seven new comic figurines from Eaglemoss. Marvel adds #186 Trapster, #187 Shaman and #188 Werewolf By Night, priced at $14.99 each. DC gets #120 Kid Flash at $14.99, plus three new DC Chess figures at $15.99 each - #019 Hush Black Pawn, #020 Red Robin White Knight and #021 Huntress White Rook.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10177


NEW ZOIDS HIGHEND MASTER MODELS
Kotobukiya is also releasing three new 1/72 Scale HMM kits from Zoids. We have the EZ-034 Geno Breaker Raven Version at $133.99, the RZ-031 Dibison Toma Custom at $137.99 and the Cannontortoise at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5306


HALO LEGENDS: "THE PACKAGE" FIGURE THREE-PACK
This trio of figures comes from the animated movie and includes Master Chief, Frederic-104 and Kelly-087. Each comes with items from the movie, and we have this set priced at $33.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FANTASY FIGURE GALLERY - LUZ MALEFIC 1/4 SCALE STATUE
The latest piece from Luis and Romulo Royo is this 1/4 scale statue of Malefic. This character is to be the centerpiece of a new multi-media project, and is listed at $329.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW REAL ACTION HEROES - CYBORG 009, EVANGELION, KAMEN RIDER
We have listings for three new Real Action Heroes (RAH) figures. Cyborg 009's Joe Shimamura is priced at $223.99, with Evangelion's Asuka Langley Version Q is priced at $239.99 and Kamen Rider Agito Grand Form is priced at $236.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... search=RAH


NEW GUNDAM MODEL KITS
We have just listed eight new Gundam model kits. We have the Master Grade 1/100 Blitz Gundam at $65.99, 1/144 scale HGUC Base Jabber and Zaku Mariner at $16.99 and $22.99, 1/144 Advanced Grade Gundam AGE-2 Darkhound and G-Exes Jackedge at $11.99 each, 1/144 High Grade AGE-2 Darkhound at $24.99, and BBB SD Gundams #372 AGE-3 and #373 Musha Gundam at $19.99 and $16.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... undam+Kits


NEW DOCTOR WHO ITEMS
Four new items are on their way from Underground Toys. We have 15" Plush talking versions of the Red and Blue Daleks priced at $49.99, as well as a Vortex Manipulator & Sonic Screwdriver Set at $29.99 and a Third Doctor Sonic Screwdriver & Sonic Pen Set at $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... nderground


KIMBA THE WITCH - HAPPY HALLOWEEN 1/7 SCALE STATUE
This 12" piece is the first in Tweeterhead's Kimba the Witch collection, and shows the character in an orange and black witch outfit, seated on a broomstick with a full moon in the background. This statue is listed at $179.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HERR BURKHART 8.25" BUST
Quarantine Studios' new line, The Dead Reich, starts out with this 1/4 scale bust of a German soldier. he still wears his helmet to cover his undead skull, and we have him listed at $99.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



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BBTS EXCLUSIVE THE SHADOW 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
This fantastic figure of the classic pulp hero includes a poseable cape and scarf, along with a black suit, alternate hands, two guns, his fedora and more, with a bonus Lamont Cranston head that is only available from BBTS. We have this figure in stock now, and it is listed at $129.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW TRANSFORMERS PRIME IMPORT FIGURES
A shipment of Transformers Prime figures has arrived. This one includes EZ-15 Energon Driller & Knockout at $64.99, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus at $15.99, AM-15 Darkness Megatron at $64.99 and AM-16 Vehicon Jet at $34.99, which may be an import exclusive, from what we've been able to learn. In addition to these figures, we also received AMW01 through AMW06, the first six Arms Micron figures, and they are listed at $7.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... e+Japanese


KRE-O DESTRUCTION SITE SET
This new set includes bricks to assemble four Constructions, or the mighty Devastator! It also includes a Kreons of Devastator, Ironhide and four Construction workers, construction site equipment and more. We have this set listed at $74.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI HARLEY QUINN
The Joker's gal-pal Harley Quinn has arrived. This figure comes dressed in a nurse-like uniform and includes Scarface, the Joker's cane and alternate hands. We have Harley listed at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MORE SDCC EXCLUSIVES - MINIMATES, THUNDERTANK, BLACK WIDOW, PLASTIC MAN
Five more SDCC exclusives have arrived from our friends at AFX. We have the Alpha Flight and Thundercats Minimates Sets at $19.99 each, the Thundertank Statue at $69.99, the Black Widow Bishoujo Figure at $64.99 and the Plastic Man Bearbrick at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10128


"THE EVIL DEAD 2" 7" FIGURE SERIES 02 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
This second assortment includes Henrietta and Hero Ash, and the Case of 8 (split 4 and 4) is listed at $124.99, $27 off the MSRP. We also have them listed as a Set of two for $34.99 ($4 off the MSRP) and singly at $17.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+02


STAR WARS VINTAGE 2012 WAVE 04 - CASE, SETS, SINGLES
This assortment includes one each of Jar Jar Binks, Bespin Leia, Shock Trooper, Darth Vader, Clone Lieutenant and Sandtrooper on each of Black & Red and Blue Cards. The Case of 12 is listed at $119.99, and the Sets of 6 are priced at $59.99 for the Black & Red Card versions and $69.99 for the Blue Card versions. Singles are available of most figures as well (on Blue Cards) at $9.99 - $13.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... rs+Wave+04


MARVEL LEGENDS 2012 SERIES 01 RESTOCK
A small shipment of this popular wave has arrived. This Case of eight includes one each of Hope Summers, Constrictor, Heroic Age Thor, Ghost Rider, Klaw, Steve Rogers and two of Extremis Iron Man; this case is priced at $124.99. The Set of seven includes one of each figure and is listed at $119.99, and we also have singles available of most figures, priced at $11.99 - $19.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+01


MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" SINGLES
A number of singles are now in stock and ready to join your collection. We have added stock for the Hulk, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man Unlimited and more, so grab your favorites now.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... se+3.75%22


SDCC 2012 Schedule Saturday July 14th - Sunday July 15th

Transformers News: SDCC 2012 Schedule Saturday July 14th - Sunday July 15th
Date: Monday, July 2nd 2012 10:22am CDT
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San Diego Comic-Con has posted the scheduled for Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th. The Transformers related panels are listed below, and the full schedules for each day can be found at the following:

Saturday July 14th
Sunday July 15th

Saturday July 14th

10:00-11:00 Activision Panel Featuring Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Video Game Talent— Legendary Transformers voice talent and game experts at developer High Moon Studios come together in one epic panel to discuss their roles in the upcoming Activision video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Panelists include Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Gregg Berger (voice of Grimlock), Nolan North (voice of Cliffjumper), and Matt Tieger (High Moon Studios game director). They'll give everyone an inside look into bringing your favorite characters to life in the making of the video game, as well as answer the questions you've been dying to ask. Room 7AB


11:30-12:30 IDW's Digital-First Comics— IDW is at the forefront of digital comics, bringing special new series to digital before they come out in print. Hear more about the making of digital blockbuster Transformers Autocracy, and learn more about new projects featuring Transformers, Star Trek and Memorial. Join an all-star cast featuring Chris Metzen (World of Warcraft, Transformers Autocracy), Flint Dille (Transformers Autocracy), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Mike Johnson (Star Trek), Chris Roberson (Memorial), John Barber (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Lorelei Bunjes (IDW Digital), and Jeff Webber (IDW Digital). Room 24ABC


1:00-2:00 Cartoon Voices I— Audiences flock each year to moderator Mark Evanier's panels of folks who supply the voices of your favorite animated characters. They demonstrate their craft and tell who they are and how they got into that bizarre line of work, and you'll hear a voice session happen right before your ears. This year's Saturday gathering features Matthew Mercer (ThunderCats, Resident Evil 6), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron, Monster High), April Winchell (Lilo & Stitch, The Legend of Tarzan), Steve Blum (Transformers, The Super Hero Squad Show), Fred Tatasciore (Kung Fu Panda, The Hulk), Jack Angel (Toy Story 3, G.I. Joe), and the legendary Chuck McCann. Room 6BCF


Sunday July 15th

11:30-12:45 Cartoon Voices II— It's the second of two panels this weekend featuring folks who supply the voices of your favorite animated characters. Moderator Mark Evanier will interrogate them about how they do what they do, ask them how they came to do what they do, and make them demonstrate what they do. Their ranks this time will include Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad, SpongeBob SquarePants), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Audrey Wasilewski (The Garfield Show, My Life as a Teenage Robot), Jim Ward (The Avengers, The Fairly OddParents), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Transformers), and Misty Lee (The Garfield Show, Spider-Man). Room 6A

BBTS Sponsor News: Transformers, Bandai, Marvel, Statues, Hot Toys & More

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: Transformers, Bandai, Marvel, Statues, Hot Toys & More
Date: Wednesday, May 2nd 2012 3:05pm CDT
Categories: 3rd Party News, Cartoon News, Collectables, Game News, Movie News, Sponsor News, Toy News
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Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a big batch of new arrivals. There were big deliveries of new items this week so we have many more instock announcements than normal. Also a nice round of new preorder items.


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TRANSFORMERS PRIME ARMS MICRON VOLUME 02
The second wave of includes Megatron/Cannon, Bulkhead/Knuckle, Arcee/Blade and Snapping Turtle/Shield. We have these figures listed at $29.99 for a Box of 12, or $849.99 for a Case of 300.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Volume+02

BANDAI JAPAN COLLECTOR ITEMS
saint Crown Cloth 1/6 Scale Poseidon Seiya, Ultraman Max Ultra-Act Figure, Super Robot Chogokin Might Gaine, Robot Spirits Sazabi, Leo, and Leo Option Set.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=9526


BBTS EXCLUSIVE MORTAL KOMBAT SONYA BLADE STATUE
This 10" statue shows Sonya in the middle of a high kick and includes both regular and gun-wielding left arms, as well as a right arms with removable energy rings. This exclusive is listed at $144.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

NEW BOWEN MARVEL STATUES, BUST
Six new items are on their way from Bowen Designs. Marvel gets two 12" statues - a Spider-Man Museum statue in Black Costume and an Angel in his original X-Men outfit. We also have new listings for two website exclusive statues - a 16" Faux Bronze Beta Ray Bill Statue and an 12" Captain America Avengers Statue - and a Previews Exclusive 12" Wasp Classic Statue. In addition, there is also a listing for a new version of the Avalanche 6" mini bust, which has been re-engineered to have a stronger base connection. The statues are priced at $224.99, $229.99, $299.99, $179.99 and $224.99 respectively, while the bust is listed at $79.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... wen+marvel


KNIGHT RIDER K.I.T.T. 1:15 SCALE CAR
This 14" version of the famous talking car also features voice, lights and sound effects. It is listed at $49.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FANTASY FIGURE GALLERY - HOT BOX 1/4 SCALE STATUE
This piece has a woman in a leather outfit and skullcap wielding a gun while standing atop a horizontal loaded magazine. It is listed at $299.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARIO KART 7 RACING ITEMS
Listings are now up for a number of Mario Kart 7 racing items. We have import R/C cars of Mario, Luigi, Kuppa and Yoshi at $74.99 each, and the Flying Circuit Race Track at $134.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +kart+tomy


COMMANDER NEYO 12" FIGURE
Sideshow's Militaries of Star Wars line continues with Clone Commander Neyo. He is wearing his maroon-detailed armor and comes with multiple hands, two weapons and more. We have this figure listed at $129.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS KUBRICKS
Medicom has announced that three Star Wars Kubrick Two-Packs are coming back. We have listings for C-3P0 & R2-D2, Darth Vader & 501st Clone Trooper and Darth maul & Sith Speeder, each at $39.99 for the pair of figures.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... m+Kubricks


NEW SPIDER-MAN ITEMS PART 2
Three new stragglers made their way onto our pre-order lists this week. The Amazing Spider-Man R/C Speed-Climbing Figure will go in any direction on the floor, wall and presumably ceiling, and is listed at $44.99. We also have the Stretchy Web Shooter & Mask Set, priced at $16.99, and the Deluxe Rapid Fire Web Shooter Pack with Mask and Spider-Sense Light, priced at $35.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... Spider-Man




DYNAMITE ACTION GAIKING
This new version of the classic robot comes from Evolution Toy and is fully transformable. it also comes with many accessories such as a drill arm, weapons and more, and is listed at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS SUPER-GOD MASTERFORCE DVD SET
The second part of the Transformers Japanese Collection is the Super-God Masterforce series. This set includes all 42 episodes with new & improved English subtitles, and is listed at $33.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GI JOE RENEGADES SEASON 01 VOLUME 01 DVD BOX SET
This new cartoon recast the Joes as a smaller group on the run from a frame-up courtesy of Cobra. The box set includes the first 13 episodes of Season 1 and is priced at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DC UNIVERSE - SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE DVD, BLU-RAY
The next movie to come out from the DC Universe tells the story of Superman taking on a new breed of heroes. This one is available on DVD at $22.99 or as a Blu-Ray & DVD set at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... rman+Elite


MARVEL MOVIES SLOT CAR TRACK SET
Carrera of America is releasing two slot car sets for the Marvel movies coming out this summer. The Avengers Hero Team Chase set is listed at $89.99, and the Spider-Man Manhattan Madness set is listed at $109.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Track+Set


CM TOYS ROMAN GLADIATOR BUSTS
CM Toys is making a new line of Roman Gladiator busts. They come in two different styles so far, and each is done in tan, gold or silver. We have these busts listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2848


NEW DOCTOR WHO ITEMS
Five new Doctor Who items are up for pre-order. We have the Projection Watch at $17.99, the TARDIS Ceramic Cookie Jar at $39.99, the Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Key Chain Torch (flashlight) at $12.99, the Magnifying Compass Watch at $22.99 and the TARDIS Adult Analog Watch at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Novelties


UNIVERSAL MONSTERS BLACK & WHITE SET 02
Diamond Select's second black and white box set includes Dracula, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. Each figure includes a display stand, and the box set is listed at $47.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR TREK NCC-1701-D PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE MOVIE COLOR VERSION
This new release is physically the same as the Aoshima import ship, but this version includes a Previews-exclusive paintjob taken from the ship's appearance in the 1994 movie "Generations". This version is priced at $159.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DARK KNIGHT RISES 2" MINI MEZ-ITZ SET - BANE & BATTLE-DAMAGED BATMAN WITH TUMBLER
This Previews-exclusive set includes the Tumbler with its new desert camo paintjob as well as 2" Mini Mez-Itz of Bane and Battle-Damaged Batman. We have this set listed at $27.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LEGO LED KEY LIGHTS
This mini flashlights come in a variety of styles. we have Darth maul, Yoda and the Stormtrooper from Star Wars, in addition to random Ninjago and Spaceman versions. Each is listed at $11.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ccessories


HOLLYWOOD DIE-CAST CARS SERIES 03 CASE
This case includes die-cast versions of some of Hollywood's most famous vehicles. It includes both the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T cars from "Bullitt" as well as cars from "The Fast and the Furious", "Animal House" and more. This case of 12 is listed at $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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1/6 SCALE MOVIE MASTERPIECE IRON MAN MARK II - ARMOR UNLEASHED VERSION
This version of Iron Man Mark II not only includes a Don Cheadle face sculpt, but includes removable armor parts and an internal exoskeleton (endoskeleton?) underneath. It includes light up boots, display stand, ARC Reactor and eyes, and is listed at $194.99, saving you $15 off of the MSRP for the figure.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ELVIS PRESLEY '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL FIGURE
The King of Rock 'N Roll's new figure measures 13" tall and has over 25 points of articulation. He comes with the cloth outfit that duplicates the one he wore on his special, as well as a microphone, guitar, stand and more. This figure is listed at $214.99, saving you $35 off of the MSRP; no fan will want to miss out on this figure.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2012 BOOK 01
This new volume is all in Japanese, but is in full color with information and pictures about the Transformers Prime line as well a the tail end of the Dark of the Moon figures and a complete chapter with all the G1 Pretenders. It is priced at $39.99 and makes a great visual source.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WETA SHIPMENT
Our new WETA shipment includes something for everyone. For Tintin fans we have the Tintin & Snowy 1/6 Scale Statue at $199.99 and the Snowy The Terrier Statue at $39.99. Lord of the Rings fans will enjoy the Rivendell 18" Environment, priced at $398.99, and Orthanc, priced at $248.99. There is also the WETA: The Collector's Guide, a hardcover book showing every fine art collectible they've created over the past 10 years. This book is listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... earch=WETA


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ROBOTS IN DISGUISE FIGURES
We have had a fairly large shipment come through, and we have a number of new items in stock, as well as restock items. We have the Series 02 and 03 Cases of 8 at $104.99 each. We also have the Series 02 Set of 2 at $39.99 ad the Series 02 Set of 6 at $89.99. Finally, we have singles of Bumblebee, Arcee, Autobot Ratchet, Knockout and Hot Shot, and they are listed at $6.00 to $21.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8342


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ROBOTS IN DISGUISE VOYAGER OPTIMUS PRIME
This is a great opportunity to pick up the Voyager version of Optimus Prime from the cartoon. This figure is priced at $18.99, so if you missed out on him before, you will want to take this chance to pick him up.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ARMS MICRON FIGURES, EZ FIGURES
We have received a new shipment of Arms Micron figures. This group includes more of AM-4 Ratchet as well as AM-09 Soundwave and AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, although the latter is running low as it was very popular. Each of these figures is listed at $37.99. In addition to these, we have also received EZ-09 Arcee and EZ-10 Bulkhead, and they are priced at $7.99 and $15.99, respectively.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8098


THOR CLASSIC AVENGERS FINE ART STATUE
This statue shows the Thunder God in his classic outfit, raising his hammer to the sky. it measures 13.5" tall and is listed at $174.99, saving you $25 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


INVISIBLE WOMAN BISHOUJO RESTOCK
This popular statue is now back in stock. It shows Sue Storm standing amidst the shards of a force field and has her hands turning translucent, and we have this figure listed at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



LDDP SCARY TALES SERIES 04 SNOW WHITE & EVIL QUEEN
Fairy tales are all the rage this year, with TV shows and movies all over the place. Living Dead Dolls Presents continues the line with this two-pack of the Evil Queen and Snow White. Each doll measures 10" tall, and we have the set listed at $47.99, saving you $8 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


METAL BUILD FREEDOM GUNDAM
The next in the Metal build line is the Freedom Gundam from the SEED series. It comes with alternate hands, a special display stand and more, and is listed at $184.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HALO MINIMATES SERIES 04 BOX SET
This latest assortment includes Master Chief Mark V, Cortana, the Prophet of Truth and Captain Jacob Keys, all as they appeared in the first Halo game. The set is priced at $15.99, $2 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


THUNDER PUNCH HE-MAN
We have managed to get a quantity of this figure for the benefit of our international and other customers. It comes with sword, shield, energy punch effect and more, and we have it listed at $31.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



GI JOE 12" ZARTAN, BLACK DRAGON NINJA
This week we are treated to a double dose of Sideshow 12" GI Joe figures. Zartan comes with a backpack with sculpted mask as well as crazy amounts of accessories and replacement parts, while the Black Dragon Ninja comes with plenty of swords, interchangeable hands, shuriken and much more. The Ninja is priced at $129.99, and Zartan is priced at $159.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 2+Sideshow


STAR WARS 1/4 SCALE HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE PREMIUM FORMAT
This new piece measures 25.5" tall by 12" wide and 10" deep and shows Han as he hung on the wall in Jabba's palace. This piece has an illuminating light from the base, as well as side panel lights and even a light from within the block itself to illustrate how he melts out of it when being released. This piece is listed at $284.99, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AVENGERS MINIMATES - MOVIE, COMIC VERSIONS
We have just received both waves of Avengers minimates in stock. The Movie wave includes Hulk, Cap, iron Man, Thor, Maria Hill, Chitauri Captain and two Chitauri Soldiers, while the Comic wave includes Hulk, Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Giant-Man and two Kree Sentries. We have each wave of 8 figures listed at $29.99, saving you $6.00 per set off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Minimates


HUNK & YELLOW LION SET
Mattel's second Voltron set has been released. This set includes the Yellow Lion and its pilot, Hunk. We have this pack listed at $84.99. Don't miss out on this one and miss your chance to assemble Voltron!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


PSYLOCKE PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
Sideshow's 22.5" tall statue of X-Men telepath/telekinetic Psylocke comes with a sword in each hand, as well as an alternate left hand with her psychic knife. It is listed at $284.99, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LARA CROFT PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
The "Tomb Raider" gets a new 19" statue from Sideshow this week. It shows Lara in her usual outfit, sliding down a rock (inscribed with what appear to be Central American artwork) with a gun at the ready. We have this statue listed at $329.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR TREK GORN 1/6 SCALE STATUE
This piece is perfect to join your Original Series collection. It stands about 13" tall, is limited to just 500 pieces and shows him wielding his knife. This statue is priced at $159.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MORTAL KOMBAT SCORPION 1/4 SCALE MIXED MEDIA STATUE
This piece stands 16.5" tall by 25" wide and 11.5" long and shows the undead assassin in the act of throwing his chained dagger. It is limited to 700 pieces, comes with a glow-in-the-dark base and is priced at $299.99, $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TERMINATOR 2 T-800 BRAIN CHIP REPLICA
This is a replica of the chip from the future that Cyberdyne used to bring about that future. it comes in a light-up display with a Cyberdyne plaque and is limited to 400 pieces worldwide. We have this piece listed at $168.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ROCKY 1/4 SCALE STATUE
This design is taken from Rocky's look in "Rocky 3" & "Rocky 4" and shows him in his gloves and red, white & blue trunks. He stands atop a base emblazoned with his name, and this 20" tall piece is limited to 750 pieces. We have this statue listed at $279.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


S.H. FIGUARTS KAMEN RIDER FOURZE ELEKI STATES
The Eleki States figure is the latest from the Kamen Rider Fourze line. This gold figure comes with weapons, Foodroids switches and more, and is listed at $40.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AUTOBOT LOGO MUG
Show off your Transformers pride with this mug, which has the colored Autobot brand on either side. This mug is listed at $7.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ASSASSIN'S CREED BROTHERHOOD EZIO ONYX HOODED VERSION
The newest costume version of Ezio has arrived. This one is dressed in black and gray and includes a crossbow as well as his assassin's knife. This figure is listed at $16.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HEAVY BRAMBLE FIGURES
ThreeA's 7" Heavy Bramble figures have arrived. We have Cydonia Defence, Gravedigger, African Defence, JEA Marine and Deimos Defence versions in stock, priced at $64.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... vy+Bramble


Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the many new items mentioned above.

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Additional Official Images of Fall of Cybertron Deluxes

Transformers News: Additional Official Images of Fall of Cybertron Deluxes
Date: Monday, February 20th 2012 2:53pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Game News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): Transformers Facebook

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The more we learn about the Fall of Cybertron Combaticons, the more the team seems to increase in brightness. Some slight variations on what we have seen from Toy Fair. These images have been posted on the Official Transformers Facebook page. Check out some of the pictures below or click here to view the originating post. Be sure to check all of the extensive coverage from Toy Fair 2012 here.

Blast Off
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Vortex
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Brawl
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Swindle
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Bruticus
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Official Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Image

Transformers News: Official Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Image
Date: Monday, February 13th 2012 12:41am CST
Categories: Game News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers facebook page

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The Transformers facebook page has released an official image of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's Bruticus. While this isn't anything we haven't seen before (check out our Toy Fair 2012 Fall of Cybertron gallery) this does seem to confirm that Blast Off and Vortex will be released in in the colors that were shown at Toy Fair 2012 rather than their traditional G1 colors. Image mirrored below.


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Transformers Fall of Cybertron: Focus Bruticus

Transformers News: Transformers Fall of Cybertron: Focus Bruticus
Date: Sunday, February 12th 2012 11:12am CST
Categories: Game News, Interviews, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Kotaku

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So hot on the heels of our ToyFair coverage where we got to see the upcoming FOC Bruticus in the flesh plastic, it looks like Bruticus is the center of attention - like everywhere.
Kotaku have posted an article all about FOC Bruticus and the Combaticons, while it's mostly about the toy it's also part memories about combiners and part interview with the FOC creators. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Toy Fair 2012 Coverage - Fall of Cybertron Figures

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2012 Coverage - Fall of Cybertron Figures
Date: Saturday, February 11th 2012 7:03pm CST
Categories: Event News, Game News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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Hasbro has revealed their upcoming Transformers Fall of Cybertron Deluxe figures at Toy Fair 2012! Below you will find Jazz, Shockwave, Optimus Prime, and of course Bruticus! Click here or any of the images below for the full Toy Fair 2012 Fall of Cybertron gallery!

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News from Hasbro's Fan Media Event at Toy Fair 2012

Transformers News: News from Hasbro's Fan Media Event at Toy Fair 2012
Date: Saturday, February 11th 2012 1:53pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Game News, Media, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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News from Hasbro's Fan Media Event at Toy Fair 2012

NOTE: We will be allowed to take pictures of the showroom between 3:30pm and 5:00pm Eastern. Pictures will begin posting on Seibertron.com around 7:00pm Eastern. Please keep checking back for updates.

Hasbro's presentation started out today with Steven Davis, the president of Hasbro Studios, discussing the various shows on the Hub. My Little Pony, Jaikudo (sp?), Transformers Rescue Bots, Transformers Prime, and Pound Puppies. Jeff Kline and Teresa Hail (sp?) were guests at the presentation. Transformers Prime is an emmy award winning show.

Showed us some never-before seen footage from Transformers Prime Season 2. Scene involved the Decepticons battling the Autobots. Decepticons leave via Space Bridge, Arcee drove through it right before it closed, battles Decepticons at their base, looking for Optimus Prime, while Soundwave watches over.

Transformers brand team took the stage next.

Transformers "More Than Meets The Eye" 2012

Jerry Duboin (Marketing Director) and Joshua Lamb did presentation.

2012: Biggest Year Ever!
- Theme Park Rides
- New TV Shows
- Digital Gaming
- Virtual Worlds
- Video Games
- Digital Books

Rescue Bots Season 1
Prime Season 2
Bot Shots Battle Game Intro
KREO Continues to build

Transformers The Ride - The Ultimate 3D Battle (Showed us the commercial that aired during the Super Bowl)
Universal Studios Hollywood
Opens in May 2012
Singapore launched in December 2011 (showed us some outside visuals)
2012 Product Rollout - Showed us Delue Class Evac and Legion Class Evac (will have its own unique packaging, Bumblebee and Optimus (deluxe) and Voyager Megatron and Optimus in Transformers The Ride Universal Studios packaging.

Jagex - Transformers enters massively multi-player game market in 2012 "Take the Transformers Battle Online"
Showed us trailer for MMO (Massive Multi-player online) "War is coming", "Choose Your Side", "Shape your Destiny", various unknown Autobots and Decepticons battling ... "Join the Battle Online" at http://www.transformersuniverse.com and http://www.facebook.com/transformersuniverse. Teased that the MMO might be a great opportunity for toys later down the road.

Moved on to Rescue Bots
Brand new Animated Series
Showed us the current Rescue Bots toy line
New Mobile HQ coming out in 2012.

New KRE-O Transformers
New theme in the fall "The Quest for Energon"
Looks like the Kreons come with Energon weapons.
Comes with accessories to build the Ultimate Dark Energon weapon
New Kre-O Devastator
29 new Kreons, 16 Transformers Robots to collect (showed Ironhide)
Showed us a Kre-O commercial (the one with the hip hop music with the bouncing car and Bumblebee dancing)

Transformers Prime - Hub
Premieres February 18th
on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 6th, 2012 (has season 2 preview)
Enhanced E-Book apps from Ruckus Media
Gave us an update on First Edition: deluxes and voyagers not available in the US. Was a Hasbro issue, not a retailer issue. Recognizes these are great toys, looking to release them in some format in 2012.
Movie trilogy deluxes shown at SDCC will only be available in Asia.
Movie trilogy deluxe Optimus Prime with trailer will be available
Robots In Disguise - 2012 product rollout
Prime RID toys officially launches on March 1st. Will be out everywhere by then.
Showed us current product line (deluxes Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, Soundwave, Optimus Prime, Megatron)
Showed us deluxe Ratchet, Arcee (wave 2), Knockout, Hot Shot, Vehicon (wave 3)
Voyager Starscream, and new Bulkhead (doesn't look too bad, both look very represenative of show models)
New weaponizers (similar to Leader Class scale): Optimus Prime, Bumblebee
New Prime entertainment pack available in Canada and Asia only (uses First Edition molds of Starscream and Bumblebee)
New remote controlled wave 1 (Bumblebee, Knockout) remote controlled transformation included to enable battling
Battle Masks (Bumblebee, Optimus Prime) and mission helmet (Optimus Prime w/ Peter Cullen's voice)

Cyberverse
Showed us wave 1 again
Wave 2: Breakdown, Mirage, Evac, Soundwave
Commander wave 1: Optimus Prime, Bulkhead, Starscream, and Megatron
Wave 2: Ironhide (red SUV) and another mold to be announced at later date
Vehicles wave 1: Star Hammer w/ Wheeljack
Showed us Optimus Maximus (on display), holds 9 Cyberverse figures), has battle station mode with wheels)

Bot Shots Battle Game
Official debuts March 1st
Showed us new TV commercial
"Either you're bot or you're NOT!!"
March 1: Online game launch
May 1: player vs player, codes in pack
Fast Action!
44 bots to collect!
Codes inside for online play!
Online: unlockable characters, enter codes to level up, player versus player!
Characters will use come from different iterations of the Transformers universes
Wave 2: Ratchet, clear Bumblebee chase
Optimus Prime and Megatron haulers
3 pack: Acide Storm included
Battle for the Matrix in the fall (sets)
Going through too fast for me to write down toys/characters ... on display down stairs, look for pics later)

Transformers Generations
IDW Comic Books
Fall of Cybertron game from Activision - September 2012
Showed us the trailer from the Spike TV awards (check out Seibertron.com's YouTube channel to watch it)
Matt Tieg took the stage to discuss Fall of Cybertron
Showed us video clip of gameplay as BRUTICUS ... pretty frikkin' awesome, looks amazing! Basically lays waste to everything and everyone in his path. You guys are going to love this.
Showed us another pretty epic commercial that looks amazing - focused more on the FALL of Cybertron. This game is going to rock!
Transformers brand team showed us the toys that will be in the Transformers Generations packaging (fall 2012)
Wave 1 Optimus Prime, Jazz, and Shockwave (looks like a gun/cannon)
Bruticus: deluxe wave 2 - Blast Off, Vortex, Brawl (colors are accurate), Swindle, and Onslaught (official pics look way better than what we've seen online) ... will be on display
Over 40 new Generations Transformers coming down the pipes, really took what the fandom has been saying to heart. HUGE focus end of 2012 into spring 2012
Mentioned 30th anniversary in 2014 ("wait until you see that stuff!")

Gi Joe Toy Fair 2012
Retaliation opens in theaters on June 29th
Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock
Bruce Willis in film
Movie line on shelves in early June.
50 figures including those sold with vehicles + 4 additional Comic Con exclusives
Won't have products aimed at younger children (leaner line)
9 vehicles + 1 additional comic con exclusive
Wave 2 (more movie accurate): Battle Kata Roadblock, Firefly, Flint, Ninja Duel Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow
Wave 3: Joe Colton (Bruce Willis), Lady Jaye, Alley Viper, Cyber Ninja, Dragon Ninja
Wave 4: Kim Arashikage (Jinx, can't use name on toy), Blind Master
Wave 5: Crimson Guard (comes with sticker sheet to customize faction), Night Viper
Ninja Showdown Set Asst wave 2 on shelf sept 2012 (GiJoe Night Ops Team)
Alpha Vehicle Assortment: Ninja Speed Cycle w/ Snake Eyes, Road Retaliator w/ Flint
Bravo Vehicle Assortment - wave 1 June 2012 - Cobra Fangboat w/ Swamp Viper, Ninja Commando 4x4 w/ Snake Eyes
Wave 2 (July 2012) - Tread Ripper w/ Clutch
Delta Vehicle Assortment: Wave 1 June 2012 - Ghost Hawk II w/ Duke, Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank w/ Cobra Trooper
Showed us Shockwave H.I.S.S. Tank, Destro in Decepticon color scheme (purple), also comes with "Constructicon" Bat
Didn't show any regular Joe stuff?


MARVEL Universe Death's Head for 2013. Sculpt looks dead on to how he looked in 1980s.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Concept Art

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Concept Art
Date: Monday, February 6th 2012 4:51pm CST
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Twitchythe3rd, Transformers facebook page

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The official Transformers facebook page has posted concept art for Bruticus from this Fall's highly anticipated Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. As we already know the Combaticons are getting toys that will be able to combine to form Bruticus. Check out the concept art below.


Mondays are now CYBER Mondays here on the Transformers Facebook page, as we celebrate the upcoming release of the new Transformers Game, Fall of Cybertron, this fall. Activision and High Moon Studios will be joining us this weekend at Toy Fair, so keep your eyes peeled for news!


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