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In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure
Date: Friday, June 26th 2015 6:38am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): autobase aichi

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Minicons seem to be the next big (or rather small) thing coming our way from the Robots in Disguise line since we are getting more and more pictures of them. Below you will find some in hand images of the initial wave of individually packaged minicons, all from Autobase Aichi (which has a ton more photos for those who want more).
Also included in the pictures is a pretty cool feature we are finally getting a look at: the energon bonus figures.
Ever since Toy Fair 2015, it was revealed that the clear accessories could be combined to form two figures and we now have our first look at them. It is only two accessories from each figure though, so the resulting "energon minicons" are quite small. The accessories from the first wave of decepticon and autobot minicons give a lion while the second wave gives a shark. Which do you prefer? And does this excite you more to get them? It is also a nice confirmation that one does not need to buy the Deployer figure to obtain the pieces to build these figures since that accompanying minicon does not figure in the combination.

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Transformers News: In hand images for Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) minicons and bonus energon figure

Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed
Date: Friday, June 19th 2015 10:00pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Daimchoc's facebook page

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FINALLY! We get our very first full look at Unite Warriors Devastator and the individual constructicons. This was announced at the Transformers panel of the 2015 Tokyo Toy Show and you will find a few pictures of the reveal below, brought to us by Daim Choc's Facebook page and a tip from fellow Seibertronian MaverickPrime.

The big highlights are the different paint apps. I have also put pictures from the SDCC version, G1 version and Hasbro Combiner Wars version for comparisons. It seems to be as faithful to G1 as possible and there is no chrome.

The visor is retractable and as previously hinted, all Constructicons have individual weapons. Also, while the images are small, you can tell that both Long Haul and Scrapper have elbows. All of these features are not present on the SDCC Devastator.

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Unite Warriors Devastator Finally Revealed

New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images
Date: Sunday, June 14th 2015 9:42pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Hobby Brinquedos

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The last we saw of the upcoming Robots in Disguise Minicons was in the promotional image for Mega Optimus Prime where it was shown how they can interact with that figure. Now we have some nice new stock images of these Minicons along with images of their individual packaging. These also show the minicons with their clear plastic gear attached, which was previously seen here. It is to be noted that this extra gear can be combined among the figures to create a bonus non transforming figure. There is no picture of this combined figure yet.

These images come from the online Brazilian retailer Hobby Brinquedos and feature:

Beastbox
Divebomb
Dragonus
Ratbat
Sandsting
Sawback
Slipstream
and Velocirazor

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Transformers News: New Robots in Disguise Minicons images including in package images

Top 5 Worst Shellformers Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Shellformers Transformers Toys
Date: Saturday, June 13th 2015 10:35am CDT
Category: Editorials
Posted by: william-james88

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.

Top 5 Worst Shellformers Transformers Toys


As Beast Wars fan, I grew up on shellformers. Since an animal is not metallic in nature (they soon found a way around that)it always made sense to me that part of the animal couldn't integrate completely into the robot mode. I only realized later that they got a bad rap and I understand why now: it can yield to very lazy and unattractive designs. Shelformers are a sad sight when you know it's possible for the robot to have some alt mode integration or, even worse, when the character model shows alt mode integration. In that scenario, a fake piece of kibble is made to make up for the shell kibble that they couldn't bother integrating. That's DOUBLE KIBBLE!!!! Before I pull an aneurysm, let's just get to the list...

5. Transformers Dark of the Moon Voyager Sentinel Prime

The extent of how poor a shellformer this is, is entirely due to the contrast against the leader size mold of this character that actually uses the shell in a far more interesting way. For one, this toy doesn't incorporate the shell into the figure in any way. While the leader version uses the front of the firetruck as his chest, this one resorts to leaving the front of the truck to fold on it's back and relies on a fake kibble piece to make up the chest. Also, while the leader figure uses the shell of the truck to create a stylish cape or celestial garment of sorts, the voyager just has the entire truck shell just stay unfolded in it's back making it look like a robot just skinned a truck to wear it like a tortoise shell. It also makes a horrible backpack that is placed far from the figure as if neither modes want anything to do with one another.

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4. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Human Alliance Sideswipe

What did I write above again? Oh, right: Using a shell can result in a very lazy looking and unattractive design. It is made worse when the excess shell kibble results in a massive backpack, which detracts from the sleek robot. Man, Sideswipe here must be studying for all his courses tonight because look at the big backpack he needs to carry all his books!

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3. Beast Wars Neo Break

While the Beast Wars Neo line took the idea of a shellformer to a whole other level, the results were usually very intriguing, and sometimes pretty bad ass, making its use of kibble endearing to the line as a whole. But Beast Wars Neo's Break is just too much to bear. While animals disguised as robots may get more of a pass over being a shellformer, due to necessity, this guy just pushes it too far. He looks like a giant kinder surprise egg that someone smash opened to find a robot inside. Without hyperbole, this is the equivalent of a G1 Pretender who's robot mode had pieces of the outer pretender shell glued all over it. That penguin head just sitting there among the debris right in the open is the icing on this terribly tasting cake.

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2. Transformers Age of Extinction: Generations First Edition Optimus Prime Amazon Exclusive

You would think that by 2014, robots entirely covered by a shell and just brought to the back would be a thing of the past. But no, they were (are) still alive and well and that year even gave us one of the biggest shellformer offenders. There are even photos all over the internet showing both the robot and truck mode of First Editions AOE Optimus side by side, WHILE USING THE SAME TOY!

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Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Shellformers Transformers Toys

1. Transformers Cybertron Thunderblast (Chromia)

This is an extremely inefficient transformer whose body length shell serves as the main disguise to a robot that doesn’t pose at all. It also has barely no alt mode integration (only her feet). The joke of having a robot surprise in a shell that is usually done to poor Break above is brought to the extreme here. The shell is so big and overwhelming that she can’t stand on her own and it limits any motion she might have. If anyone cares, this mini review was quite easy as I simply used something I had written for Beast Wars Cybershark and just wrote the opposite of every positive aspect about that figure. And Thunderblast came out 10 years after that figure! I really could not think of a better toy to show how bad shellforming could be.

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Honourable mentions: I didn't want to fill this list entirely with Beast Wars Neo figures for several reasons. Firstly, as mentioned in the intro, the use of a shell for robots disguised as animals makes sense. If you went for total alt mode integration, Long Rack would look like a buffoon (more so). However, as you saw I couldn't resist but include the biggest shellformer offender that line had to offer. I would say Beast Wars Ironhide is probably the most intense shellformer ever but it works for the awesome combined form of Magnaboss and I didn't find it fair to fault him on that.

I would like to thank Cobotron for the image of Break.
In two weeks, the BEST Shellformers. Talk to you then!

Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator: The Constructicons

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator: The Constructicons
Date: Sunday, May 31st 2015 5:10am CDT
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): YouKu

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Let us introduce some Mandarin to your Sunday morning routine, with the first long video review of the upcoming Generations Combiner Wars Titan Class Devastator, via Zhen Yan Reviews on YouKu. The video is entirely in Mandarin, but we get a fairly detail look as the two reviewers show off each individual Constructicon (Scrapper, Hook, Bonecrusher, Scavenger, Long Haul and Mixmaster), in both vehicle and robot mode - as we have seen several times before, including NY Toy Fair. The big Green itself will be featured in a second video, it seems - so take some time to check out the single transformations, below!



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Top Ten Best G1 Transformers Episodes

Transformers News: Top Ten Best G1 Transformers Episodes
Date: Saturday, May 30th 2015 10:49am CDT
Categories: Editorials, Site Articles
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Seibertron's own Optimutt

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While there are very few lists concerning Transformers toys on the web(world), it’s a different matter for the G1 episodes, which asks for a bit more special attention. So I called upon the help of an expert, Seibertron's own Optimutt, to write this very special list devoted to the 98 episodes of the original Transformers cartoon:

The Top Ten Best Transformers episodes!

Take it away Optimutt!

Since this is an important list, I had to establish a ruling criteria. This will be the same rules for the subsequent lists I write, if this one goes well. In looking at each episode, I considered a number of important points.
- The first is Enjoyment Factor. If we can’t enjoy a cartoon, why bother watching, right?
- The second is Animation. While some of you may claim this is unfair to the notorious AKOM studio, this is an animated show after-all so I can't ignore it, but keep in mind that this is only one of the many factors.
- To this, I also add Story. Yes, this was a 1980’s cartoon. Yes, I know that campiness was a key ingredient of the stories. Indeed, this WAS a series designed to sell toys. And yes, I wholly understand that these were cartoons geared at kids. But all those factors aside, there were also some remarkably mature concepts that the cartoon introduced to the fandom. In many ways, the story-telling of G1 conceptuality set the standard for what was to come: Dinobot in Beast Wars, Cliffjumper in TF: Prime, the brutality of the movies, Furman’s run on Marvel’s and IDW’s comics, and James Roberts’ More Than Meets the Eye, among countless other examples.
- Which leads directly into Cultural Relevance. The Transformers cartoon was the one that started it all. Without the movie, would Optimus Prime be a walking phoenix cliché? I think not. So much of what the Transformers has become is owed to this cartoon series. Indeed, there are some episodes on this list that would absolutely not belong were it not for their significance to the fandom over the past thirty years.

Before the list begins, I want to make a shout-out to the fans who responded to an inquiry I posted on various fandom media. I asked YOU what you thought was the best episode. The results of that is below.

Fans’ Choice – I submitted this question to a number of different media. It turns out that of all the responses, the fandom feels that Galvatron’s descent into madness was the most fun you could have with the 22 minute time slot of the 1980’s! Congratulations Webworld!

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Galvatron with Dr. Ratchet.


I also want to thank imdb.com for the episode descriptions and a whole lot of different places for the images. They’re purty.

Finally, an honorable mention. The movie was epic. Watch it, if only for this epic scene. Yes, “epic” is used twice because the whole movie blew minds. Only truly epic things deserve such epicosity of wordage.



Alright. Enough lolley-gagging! Let’s get this show on the road!

Number Ten

Webworld – Written by Len Wein and Diane Duane. Cyclonus is concerned about Galvatron's mental and emotional state and takes him to a planet where he can get treatment.

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Galvatron proving he accepts no outside interference.


One thing to note: Len Wein is the guy who wrote Giant Sized XMen 1, you know, the first appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird. These are some of the most influential characters in comics, and he brought them all to life. But this is only one element of his legacy. The fact that his most significant contribution to the TF Fandom is what was chosen as the favorite episode speaks volumes of his abilities as a writer.

Mutiny is no stranger in the cartoon, but in the first two seasons, we would have seen exactly that. In Webworld, that tradition is circumvented by Cyclonus’ loyalty to his leader. This element, by itself, puts this episode in a unique position in the canon.

More important than the Decepticon situation is the psychological one. The whole episode is a social observation on how emotional connection changes not just the target but also the agent. In opening itself up to Galvatron’s psychological mainframe, the planet of Torkulon contracts the same madness that plagues the Decepticon leader. Titled “Webworld,” the episode almost predicted a potential flaw in the Internet (which would not be made public for at least several years after this episode was made), which was of exploitation. Wonderful as it is, ask any artist or creator about creator rights, and you will see how much damage Galvatron’s madness actually is.


Number Nine

The Master Builders – Written by David N. Gottlieb and Herb Engelhardt. Grapple has dreamed of building a solar tower to collect energy from the sun. But when Optimus disapproves, Grapple finds help from the Constructicons, who are secretly working for Megatron.

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Grapple enjoys his toy model blueprint.


How far will an artist go to create his art? “The Master Builders” looks right in the face of this question. In Grapple, viewers can vicariously make that judgement call that all artists must wring their hands in quiet contemplation when their ideas are rejected. Do they give up? Do they eschew traditional methods and create the art on their own? Or do they make a deal with the devil and sell out? This is the Faustian myth of blues artist Robert Johnson in animated form. And just like the “Crossroads” creator, Grapple has to pay the price of his deal: betrayal and corruption of the dream.

There is also an unspeakable tragedy of war in this: it is difficult, if not impossible to maintain anything of value during wartime. Wartime consequences will come to play a little later in the list (can you guess which episode I am referencing?) but for now, let me just say how amazing an episode this is. There is no line that is out of place, nor scene that does not work into the overarching story. And for once, Megatron (and Scrapper, and Smokescreen, and Optimus… just about everyone, really) shows how competent a leader he actually is. Perhaps it is that overall competence that we see in this episode that makes it so good. Every thread is about using your skills, and other people’s skills to benefit the populous. Ultimately, despite all the betrayal and heartache that we see, it is a sparkly feelgood episode.


Number Eight

War Dawn – Written by David Wise. Some Aerialbots start to have doubts about their cause, some have started to admire Megatron, and are thinking of switching sides. They get pulled into a time warp, and end up on Cybertron, before the current war began. They'll discover more about Megatron, and the origin of one of their own.

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“Pax. Orion Pax. I’ll have a Tesarus, shaken, not stirred.



Who is Optimus Prime? What was he before he became the ultimate Autobot? Why, he was just another chump named Orion Pax, palling around with his girlfriend and buddy. IDW has used this idea as a launchpad for so much of their stories that I would not be able to give the company justice in this review. So I won’t. All I will add about this is that the Cultural Relevance of this episode is mind-bogglingly huge. I mean, Unicron-sized huge.

As far as a story is concerned, it’s ok. There are some serious flaws in the episode (“We must destroy the time machine to save our friends! But now we need to fix it get them back!” paraphrasing courtesy of the author). Despite this, the Aerialbots’ naivete is beautiful. Yes, they are chumps, but it makes sense! How many of us (both young and old) have fallen victim to that crush on that sexy, beautiful person only to realize what a chump they are? I have most certainly made that mistake once. Or twice. So cut Slingshot (Quickslinger) and company some slack. At least they learned from their mistake. Granted, it only nearly cost Orion Pax his life, but who’s counting? We got Optimus Prime out of the deal! Thanks, chumps!


Number Seven

Golden Lagoon – Written by Dennis Marks. The Decepitcons coat themselves with electrum that they find in a golden lagoon. They become impervious to laser fire and attack the Autobots.

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I am Golden Supreme!


Above, if you guessed I was referencing Golden Lagoon, give yourself a No-Prize!

The 1980s were a good twenty something years into the Cold War, a period of non-conflict between Capitalist countries (especially the USA) and Communist countries (primarily the USSR, but also China) to see whose dogma is the better one. If the Cold War were ever to run hot, it would look a lot like Golden Lagoon. What begins as a mere skirmish between a handful of Autobots and Decepticons results in a capture of Autobot prisoners. To rescue these prisoners, the Autobots mount a greater force, but again are repulsed because the Decepticons find the lagoon of Electrum and become invulnerable. So the Autobots pull out their big gun, the ultimate defender, Omega Supreme! Yeah. He gets beat. Soundly. So the Autobots manage to find the Electrum and coat themselves, resulting in their defeating the ‘Cons! Yay! We won! Or did we?

See, this episode is not about how wars are won by building bigger and better weapons, instead, it is a commentary about the horrors of war. In The Master Builders, Grapple’s Solar Power Tower is destroyed not because it’s bad, but because the nature of conflict is that has no conscience. It destroys indiscriminately. In warfare, no one is innocent, and those that begin innocent are quickly stripped of it, either by outright destruction or by death. This is an idea that we are seeing more and more of in the fandom: The Battle of Chicago (TF3), Code of Hero (Beast Wars), IDW’s Transformers series (starting back in Retaliation). Sure, using Beachcomber as a narrative shows just another hippie hugging his trees and channeling his inner Disney Princess, but upon a deeper look, this allows the viewer to appreciate the beauty of life. And to mourn death’s loss. Beachcomber’s response at the end, where he looks out at the Arcadia that was now a dismal crater of smoking destruction is one of the most poignant images in the whole of cataclysmic TF images. See and judge for yourself.

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“We won.”



Number Six

The Return of Optimus Prime – Written by Marv Wolfman and Cherie Wilkerson. A group of scientists finds the body of Optimus Prime, and some spores that bring out aggressive tendencies in whomever it contacts. The scientists have a grudge against the Autobots, and use Optimus's body to lure them into a trap. As the spores spread through the Autobots and Decepticons, Rodimus orders Sky Lynx to find a Quintesson in a desperate attempt to bring Optimus Prime back to life. The spores spread across the Galaxy, forcing the newly-revived Optimus to find a cure in the Matrix, which is inside a spore-infected Rodimus Prime. Without becoming infected, Optimus must find a way to get the matrix.

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Who could it be?!?


Relevence: Historic. Prime f-bomb comes back to life!

This episode sets two very recurring precedents in the TF mythos, namely that Prime is a phoenix who dies and promptly comes right back to life again, and upgrades will happen! Not just recolored toys and simple retools of previous molds, but full-on upgrades! While Optimus doesn’t get one in this episode, Bumblebee does! Which happens again. And again. And again. This is a perfect story play; especially considering this is an animated show for a toy line, it lets HasTak keep the bodies fresh. I mean, since this episode, certain Transformers have changed bodies as if they are clothes ( Starscream Prime Optimus Primal>).

This is visually one of the best episodes in the whole series. It has elements that we last saw in The Movie, but it also does things that had not been seen before. Like a white Optimus Prime? Yup. Totally original idea, there. Everyone is one color. Haven’t seen that before, either. Not even in Golden Lagoon. I jest. Really, just about every background and every render of the characters are crisp, clean, and they absolutely pop. The story is great, too. Its prime conflict comes outside of the war, forcing both Autobots and Decepticons to find alternatives to direct combat, which leads to ingenuity of story-telling that keeps the double-parter feel fresh. As the principal scribe to this episode, Marv Wolfman shows us why he is such a pillar of creativity in the world. Oh, you don’t know who Marv Wolfman is? Well, one of his biggest accomplishments was the first ultimate DC mashup that resulted in the deaths of Supergirl and Barry Allen’s Flash. Yes, I’m talking about Crisis on Infinite Earths. In addition, he created the Teen Titans, Blade, Nova, Spider-Woman, Deathstroke the Terminator, and he helped create edit/write Beast Machines, I mean, the guy is a living legend of creative genius. And we can add to that impressive resume the fact that he brought Optimus Prime back to life in style. Well done, sir!

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“Give me the Matrix, Rodimus!”



Number Five

More Than Meets the Eye – Written by George Arthur Bloom. As the Energon supply runs low on the planet Cybertron, the Autobots leave to find a new energy source. Their enemies, the Decepticons, follow. After a vicious battle in space, both of their ships crash land on Earth. The Decepticons try to gather every bit of energy that they can, from Earth, in order to get back to Cybertron. The Autobots, along with their new human allies, try to stop them.

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Autobot group shot


This is the one that started it all and that Beast Wars copied. Overall, in these three episodes, children all around the world, and of all ages, are given a backstory that grounds the whole mythos. Not only do we get a cool story of resource acquisition and the culture shock of being in a new place a long, long, LONG time after you set out, but we also get complex characters right from the start. Each character, from Thundercracker, to Reflector, to Prowl, to Hound, to Cliffjumper, to Spike and Sparkplug, to Huffer and Gears, gets a very unique voice that is carried throughout the three episodes. And on voices: this sets the standard of incredible voice acting quality. Indeed, without Voice Director Wally Burr’s influence, one of the biggest continuously-praised strengths of the cartoon would never have come to fruition. Can you imagine Prime speaking like his Hong Kong dub of TF: Headmasters? Yeah, I just shuddered a bit, too.

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Decepticon group shot


But that isn’t all! Below is only a partial list of what it establishes that Transformers media (and toys) keeps referencing: Prime’s axe. Megatron’s flail. Sideswipe’s rocket pack. Mirage’s invisibility, Skywarp’s teleportation, Ravage’s light sensitivity, Soundwave’s creepiness. Decepticons as tripod ships, Cybertron and Cybertronian forms. The need for human friends. Snarky Starscream. Windcharger’s magnetic arms. Hound’s resourcefulness. Rumble’s piledrivers. In no way can I emphasize the importance of this. Only certain weaknesses in the overall story elements and the hit and miss quality of the animation prevent this from being at the top. To be fair, some of the story elements are hindered by the toys themselves, though I will reflect upon no names.

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Cybertronian forms. Sweet…



Number Four

Cosmic Rust – Written by Paul Davids. The areas of Megatron that get hit by some meteor fragments begin to rust. The Decepticons capture Perceptor to find a cure for their leader. But once cured, Megatron hatches a scheme to infect the Autobots with Cosmic Rust.

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An interstellar Transformers colony


This episode does not just look at departing Cybertron for new energy, but it shows that there are more to Transformers than meets the eye. In Cosmic Rust, we get actual Transformer settlements! On other planets! This adds a ton to the mythos, as it suggests that a: there are many more Transformers out there and b: colonies do exist. The next question, logically, is where are all these other Transformers? And while we get few actual answers in the cartoon (Wreck Gar, the Quintessons being exceptions to this point), it is an idea that Simon Furman plays with in his Generation 2 comic series.

The animation is well above par, with each character drawn well and where the growth and detail of the rust as it spreads over various Transformers feeling authentic and gruesome. As a story, it is another character piece, with great humor, the Stunticons shining the way they destroy best, and Starscream’s previous life as a scientist is referenced. Like The Master Builders above, this is an episode all about choice. Perceptor shows himself as being potentially dangerous, but instead of art, everything he does is in the name of science. Does that mean he is less noble for it? Potentially. His nobility forces him to heal Megatron, but in doing so, it puts the world in jeopardy. On the other hand, he doesn’t seem to help Megatron out of a heroic need, but more of a scientific need. “Hey, Percy, here’s a chance to demonstrate your genius. Don’t worry about the consequences!”


Number Three

Starscream’s Brigade – Written by Michael Charles Hill. After being exiled from the Decepticons, Starscream frees five Cybertronian criminals from prison and re-purposes them into his own troops, the Combaticons. With these new warriors at his command, he challenges Megatron for control of the Decepticons.

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Combaticons, arise!


Although this boasts some of the worst animation on this list, the episode itself is just so fun that it matters little. This is the real template for sub-team mutiny in the Transformers mythos. And there certainly have been enough civil wars! Starscream is devious but brilliant, showing just how evil and duplicitous a leader he would actually make. Where Megatron rules by fear, Starscream leads by manipulation. While it is a powerful tool, it is exactly why he is forever relegated to second fiddle.

Probably the greatest thing to come out of this episode, however, is the idea of Decepticons that are so violent, so unruly, that they have been imprisoned. I wonder if James Roberts was watching this episode when he came up with his notorious Decepticon Justice Division.


Number Two

The Ultimate Weapon – written by Arthur Byron Cover. First Aid quits the Autobots over his pacifism. This becomes a problem when Trypticon attacks a malfunctioning Metroplex.

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Malfunctioning metropolititan mashing.


The relevance of this is cognitive. Get it? Because of transforming cogs? Before this titan of an episode, people only assumed that Transformers converted form simply because. It was never an idea of internal mecha-organs. This changed that with an excellent story that any doctor would nod at in accordance with the reality of organ transplant. The battle between the monsters (pictured above) is so fun because of the unpredictability of their malfunctioning systems. Going a little deeper under the exo-skeleton, the cogs have become of the three most important parts of a Transformer (brain, spark, and cog). In fact, what is a Transformer without its cog? Action Master? Member of the MMM? James Roberts, are you like me in that this is this your favorite TF cartoon? I only ask because it seems the foundation for a whole lot of what you’re doing with your amazing MTMtE series for IDW.

Animation-wise, this is right up there with The Return of Optimus Prime and Call of the Primitives. Everything is beautiful (just look at the chunks fall off from that contact!), even the setting in Holland! The action is brilliant, where each and nearly every single character gets a spotlight moment. This episode is also as close as the animated series comes to Scramble City. When First Aid quits the team, Defensor is left short-handed in his protecting duties.


Number One

The Search for Alpha Trion – Written by Beth Bornstein. Optimus Prime travels to Cybertron to rescue Elita One, the leader of the female Autobots.

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Elita-1: LeGENDERy. See what I did there? Yeah.


For the last year or so, whenever a group of fans are given the chance to vote on what kind of character we want Hasbro to produce, we’ve said “WIMMIN!” First, Windblade. Now, Victorion, the all-female supergroup that will kick butt not just alone, but as a COMBINER! Who wants to take bets that this would never have happened were it not for the introduction of Elita-1, Moonracer, Firestar, Chromia, and the other female Autobots from this episode? Yeah. Didn’t think so. The impact of their inclusion is historic. It changed a race of totally “male” robots into something far more complex, both physically, and culturally. While The Challenge of the Go-Bots did this better, including female characters right in their first episode, with this, Transformers established a precedent that is seen in the third season, with a regular character that never got a toy (Generations Arcee FTW!), and in every series since then. While not exactly a feminist’s cry of success, as every one of the females has a male counterpart, the very fact that they are in the series is a mighty victory, indeed. What impresses me most about Elita-1, especially, is her willingness to protect Optimus Prime, even at the cost of her own life. This is not only a woman, but it is woman as hero. And she is beautiful.


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Bittersweet ending


In addition to the female Autobots, we also get Vector Sigma, the super-computer that “gave all Transformers life” (despite its various iterations) and Alpha Trion (another one who will get a toy later this year. Takara Legends Ultra Magnus, in case you were wondering). The animation is as good as a regular episode can get, and when Elita uses her special power, things get downright seizure-inducing, which all good cartoons from the ‘80s need. I also want to take this moment to give a special nod to the recently late John Stephenson, who did an incredible and indelible job voicing Alpha Trion. Thank you, sir.


So there you have it! The Top 10 episodes of the original Transformers series. Do you agree? Let us know in the forums!
Previous Top Transformers lists can be found here!

Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex
Date: Friday, May 29th 2015 9:00am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): www.weibo.com/u/1769121682

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At long last a picture was found on Weibo comparing Devastator to Metroplex. There were also other images of Mixmaster and the individual constructicons. Fair warning, the source address contains images that are not safe for work (that was learnt the hard way).


Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Transformers News: Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift
Date: Monday, May 25th 2015 5:05am CDT
Category: Toy News
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The new class of Transformers: Robots in Disguise toys, Deployers, has been seen at NY Toy Fair - in video form too - but we now have official stock photography in addition to the one previously released of both Decepticon Fracture (with Airrazor) and Autobot Drift (with Jetstorm) thanks to the Peruvian Hasbro Transformers site! Check out the mirrored images below.

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift



Transformers News: New Official Images - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployers Fracture and Drift

BigBadToyStore.com Sponsor News: Diamond Select, Eaglemoss, DC, Predator, Transformers, and More!

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Date: Wednesday, May 20th 2015 8:01pm CDT
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EAGLEMOSS NEW PREORDERS
This list contains some great new items from Eaglemoss including a new line based on the hit AMC drama The Walking Dead! The first two figures are Rick and Daryl, complete with their 12-page companion guide that explores their character with key moments that have defined them. DC has released the second Masterpiece box set—Femme Fatales that includes Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy. Marvel Chess and DC Chess both deal up four new figures along with four new Batman Automobilia and two new Star Trek Ships.
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NEW DC PREORDERS
A bunch of cool new DC items have just been listed such as Swamp Thing from The New 52: Justice League Dark, Alex Ross Justice League Six Pack, and Bishoujo Black Canary. This list has a couple of 2nd Editions in the Batman Black and White line up with the Jim Lee Joker and the David Mazzucchelli Batman for $69.99 each; a Central City Police Badge replica from the hit CW series The Flash for $24.99, and the third in the DC Super Pets Plush line up, Dex-Starr for $13.99. Don’t forget to check out the new additions to the Bombshells line up, Cheetah and Killer Frost, the new Batman Arkham Knight figures, and the rest of the items in this list!
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PREDATORS SERIES 14
NECA’s longest running figure collection debuts the first-ever Predators from the 2004 movie Alien vs. Predator in this Series 14 assortment! Celtic, Scar and Chopper feature all-new bodies with a mind-blowing new level of articulation—over 30 points! Each comes with character-specific gauntlets, armor, weapons, trophies and other accessories. These 8.25 inch tall figures have a high level of detail to make them as accurate to the movie as possible! Get all 3 figures in a set for $62.99 or grab a whole case for $269.99; and Celtic and Chopper are available individually for $22.99 each.
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MX-II SWARM LEADER ANDRAS – EARLY BIRD PREORDER
This plastic and die-cast figure stands 9 inches tall in robot mode and transforms into a space vehicle. Andras comes with Bio Card, Instructions, Laser Gun, Rimfire Target Mini Warrior, a clear stand, and features LED light up components. Get special early bird savings of $10 off MSRP if you order before June 20th! $149.99
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BISHOUJO BLACK CANARY
A fierce martial artist who uses an ultrasonic “Canary Cry” in her battle against evil, Dinah Laurel Lance has served alongside the Justice League, Birds of Prey, and many other famous heroes including her longtime romantic partner Green Arrow. This 9 inch tall Black Canary stands triumphant on the field of battle, reaching for the stars while rocking her classic costume. Black Canary’s sexy costume consists of a sleek bodysuit, high heeled boots, leather jacket, and gloves, all in shiny black. Of course she also wears her iconic fishnet stockings and bright blonde wig! $64.99
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MORTAL KOMBAT X KOTAL KHAN SUN GOD STATUE
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BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT FIGURES
We have four all new figures from the hit Arkham Knight video game up for preorder: Commissioner Gordon with gun and walkie-talkie, Catwoman with whip and extra hands, Nightwing with his batons, and Robin with his shield and extra hands. $21.99 each
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PACIFIC RIM ULTRA DELUXE KAIJU OTACHI FLYING VERSION
NECA's latest ultra-deluxe kaiju action figure from Pacific Rim is the winged form of Otachi, with a massive wingspan of nearly 2 feet. It's extra-detailed, fully articulated and to scale with the Jaeger action figures, and includes a new feature... a flight stand that not only allows "in flight" poses, but the ability to hold a Jaeger figure so Otachi can "carry" it aloft! Otachi also includes interchangeable tongues, and as a special treat for collectors, the damaged tail stub on this figure can be removed to attach the full tail from the previously released Land Version of Otachi (sold separately). $64.99
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ALEX ROSS JUSTICE LEAGUE SIX PACK
The World’s Greatest Heroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and The Flash – unite in this new action figure 6-pack based on the work of legendary comics artist Alex Ross! $79.99
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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK SWAMP THING
The avatar of the Green comes down to Earth with this new action figure, as he appears in the pages of Justice League Dark! $34.99
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1/6 SCALE LIESEL VAN HELSING
Daughter of famed inventor and vampire slayer, Abraham Van Helsing, Liesel Van Helsing continues her father's legacy. Unlike others in the Grimm Universe, Van Helsing relies entirely upon her wits in order to outsmart her super-powered foes. Add her to your collection now and fight back against the children of the night! She comes packed with everything you need to create her iconic look in the Grimm Fairy Tales comic book series. $159.99
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POP! ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
The Netflix series features Piper Chapman, the suburbanite who’s plucked from her comfortable lifestyle and sent to jail when her romantic connection to an international drug smuggler named Alex Vause surfaces in a major trial! During her time in Litchfield Penitentiary, Piper learns not to cross other inmates, like the powerful Galina “Red” Reznikov who controls the kitchen or the curiously explosive Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. And certainly don’t expect any help from unsavory corrections officer, George “Pornstache” Mendez! $9.99 each
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SKY SNAKE AND HEAVY METAL
Sky Snake and Heavy Metal is a pair of transforming robots that stand nearly 4 inches tall and have metallic paint jobs. Sky Snake changes into a jet fighter and Heavy Metal turns into an off road vehicle. $54.99
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TITAN OF BRAAVOS STATUE
The Titan of Braavos is a massive statue that guards the harobor entrance to the city of Braavos. As seen in Season 4 of Game of Thrones, the Titan towers over Stannis Baratheon and his ship as it sails into Braavos. Dark Horse brings the Titan to life with this 13 inch tall limited edition statue. $199.99
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NEW DC BOMBSHELLS STATUES
Villainesses Cheetah and Killer Frost are getting the classic 1950s pinup styling in these new additions to the popular DC Bombshells Statue line. Cheetah is ready for a safari and Killer Frost is ready to hit the slopes. Both statues will look great with the rest of your Bombshells collection. $99.99 each
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Y-02 BUZZING
Y-02 Buzzing is a transforming robot that changes into a space traveler. He stands about 9 inches tall in robot mode and comes with a mini pilot for vehicle mode. $104.99
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COVER GIRLS OF DC CATWOMAN VERSION TWO
She’s clawed her way to the top of Gotham City’s criminal underworld and now Catwoman is the latest DC Comics Cover Girl statue! Standing over 9 inches tall and posed with her whip, this vixen is sure to be the centerpiece in your Cover Girls collection! $84.99
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DC COMICS ICONS THE JOKER STATUE
The Clown Prince of Crime is the latest DC Comics Icons statue—and the joke may be on you if you don’t order yours before they’re gone! This statue stands over 10 inches tall and features The Joker in his classic purple suit. $84.99
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CKRTLAB TOYS FIGURES
CKRTLAB TOYS salutes the revolutionaries from the dawn of American comics with the Golden Age Guardians figures that stand 5.5 inches tall, have 6 points of articulation, and are made of environmentally friendly PVC! Check out The Black Terror in color and black & white versions, American Crusader in color and black & white versions, Captain Midnight, and The Original Daredevil for $19.99 each. We also have Captain Action for $24.99, Captain Action Convention Exclusive (Black Costume) for $39.99, X-O Manowar from Valiant for $24.99, and a blank Customodifizable Figure for $15.00.
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1/6 SCALE MIYAZAWA KAZUO IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY ZERO FIGHTER PILOT
This highly detailed figure comes randomly packed with one head-sculpt, either clean shaven or beard stubble, and all the parts and accessories needed to complete the uniform of an Imperial Japanese Navy Zero Fighter Pilot. $139.99
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DISNEY’S INSIDE OUT FUNKO FIGURES
This Inside Out secret character is no longer just an imaginary friend...Bing Bong Pop! is here and he's very real indeed! Bing Bong joins the rest of the Inside Out Pop! lineup for $9.99. Don’t forget to check out the Inside Out Mystery Minis to get what could be INSIDE these Mystery Mini boxes OUT in the open! Take a peek! The Case of 12 is $69.99 and the random singles are $7.99 each.
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AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE MASTERPIECE VISION
“Well, I was born yesterday.” Originally planned to be the perfect “evolution” for Ultron, the Avengers was able to retrieve the android Vision and made him a valuable ally for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop Ultron from eradicating mankind! The movie-accurate Vision Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed texture and Mind Stone, specially tailored costume and cape, Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, and a specially designed figure stand. $219.99
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SCALER EARBUDS SETS
Enjoy your music and your favorite characters on the go! Each themed 2-pack contains printed earbuds and two Scalers mini characters to attach to the cable. Wear one, wear both, trade with friends! Each character measures 2" high and can attach to other cords and cables. We have Batman & Joker, Leonardo & Raphael, Groot & Rocket Raccon, and Iron Man & Hulk up for preorder. $15.99 per set
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1/6 SCALE CAPT. VIRGIL HILTS (STEVE MCQUEEN)
This 1/6 scale figure features the authentic and detailed likeness of Steve McQueen as Captain Virgil Hilts in “The Great Escape” (1963) film and comes with both a casual and army costume, interchangeable hands, and all the accessories needed to complete the look of each costume. $237.99
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POP! ORPHAN BLACK
Attention Clone Club! Your favorite sisters are joining the Funko Pop club! Sarah Manning, Allison Hendrix, Cosima Neihaus and Helena have come together to unite against fellow sister and, Dyad Institute leader, Rachel Duncan. Can you tell them apart? We sure can’t! $9.99 each
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1/6 SCALE SAWYER FIGURE
Beaver Industries is a futuristic Lumberjack World - a brand new universe laden with corrupt corporate big shots, angry and underpaid Lumberfolk, and the just plain strange! The gritty and unflinching heroine of the story is Sawyer. This 1/6 scale figure is fully articulated and includes detailed fabric clothing and accessories. A dream isn’t made in sleep; it’s made when you choose to fight for it. $129.99
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M.O.F.O.S – MEN OF FELONIUS OCCUPATIONS
Men of Felonius Occupations or M.O.F.O.s are 2 3/4 inch tall plastic “army men” – style hitmen. There are 5 characters in series 1 and each bag contains two of each for a total of 10 figures in either Black & White or Red & Gray. Get all 20 figures (a bag of 10 of each color combo) for $24.99 or you can get the bag of 10 Black & White for $12.99.
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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE MINICOMIC COLLECTION
The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the eighties Masters of the Universe line, the eighties Princess of Power line, and the eighties and nineties He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination! $24.99
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IRON LADY CUSTOM KIT
This custom kit includes weapon accessories for two female transforming robots. Set includes a shield, an axe, a dagger and more. $29.99
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COMBINER WARS 2015 VOYAGER SERIES 03
The Combiner Wars are heating up and these 2-in-1 figures are ready to take on either side! Voyager class Cyclonus is a hardcore mind-controller who converts in 16 steps to jet mode so he can rule the skies! He combines with other bots to form a massive Galvatronus figure. Voyager Hot Spot is a Protectobot who converts in 17 steps to firetruck mode complete with a ladder so he can execute rescue missions! He combines with other bots to form a massive Defensor figure. We have these guys in a Set of 2 for $49.99 and a case of 4 for $98.99
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AVENGERS INFINITE 3.75” SERIES 02
Collect your favorite characters from Marvel’s vast universe of comic-based characters with thise impressive 3.75 inch scale figures that feature detailed articulation, sculpting and deco. This series brings six new figures to the lineup with Marvel’s Thunderstrike, Shanna, Doc Ock, Armored Daredevil, Vulture, and Ultimate Spider-Man. Get them in a Set of 6 for $77.99 or the case of 12 for $149.99
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BREAKING BAD 6 INCH SAUL GOODMAN
Finding yourself in a precarious situation? "’S all good man"! We have just the right criminal... lawyer for you. His pinstriped business suit is complimented by his token wireless headset and light blue Wayfarer 515 awareness ribbon. Saul Goodman comes complete with his business card in a display friendly blister card package. Although his work with Walter and Jesse is done, we know we haven’t seen the last of him just yet… $16.99
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BREAKING BAD HEISENBERG 6 INCH PX RED SHIRT VARIANT
Walter White, chemistry genius turned science teacher turned kingpin -- and the central character of Sony Pictures Television's critically acclaimed, award-winning, hit series Breaking Bad -- is now available in this red shirt variant edition! $18.99
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WALTER WHITE 6 INCH PX BLUE HAZMAT
Relive the tense, edge-of-your-seat excitement as Mezco's Breaking Bad Walter White in Blue Hazmat Suit action figure stares at you from inside his collector-friendly clamshell packaging. All hail the king! $18.99
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NEW DC COLLECTIBLES
Some great new items have landed in our warehouse, and they are sure to be great additions to your collection! Bombshells Hawkgirl is looking sassy blowing bubbles while using her jetpack for $99.99 and fans of Batman the Animated Series will love to add this 6 inch figure of The Creeper to their collection for $21.99. This list also features Batman Arkham Knight Statue for $99.99, Batman Black & White by Ian Reis for $69.99, DC Icons Green Arrow for $99.99, a 13” Arrow TV series statue for $99.99 and so much more!
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AGE OF EXTINCTION BREAKOUT BATTLE PLATINUM EDITION
The Autobots are in hiding and this Scrapyard Optimus Prime figure is their leader, and he converts fast from junkyard warrior to armored truck mode. His Rollbar ally converts from robot mode to sports car mode in a heartbeat, and they’ve both got massive blasters to defend themselves if they’re discovered by the Decepticons. But the Vehicon figure is a sneaky spy in robot mode and he’ll convert fast to Suburban mode if he spies their farm hideout! Who will prevail in the coming farmageddon? It’s all up to you! $79.99
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MASTERPIECE MP-11SW SKYWARP
Skywarp is 13 inches long in jet mode and 10 inches tall in robot mode and is a black and purple redeco of the new MP-11 Starscream mold that features some extensive retooling to bring the design back into a more G1-accurate look. He comes with the original version of the Megatron gun that first came with Masterpiece Optimus Prime as well as a Doctor Arkeville pilot figure. This exclusive Skywarp also comes with a collector coin. $229.99
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AUTOBOTS UNITED FIVE PACK PLATINUM EDITION
Get a whole team of Transformers heroes with the Autobots United pack! This 5-pack of heroes includes 2-in-1 Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Autobot Drift, Autobot Hound and Crosshairs figures. Under the fierce leadership of Optimus Prime, the Autobots will fight Decepticons wherever they find them. They can all change fast from robot mode to speedy vehicle mode and back again! Unleash your fast-changing Autobots on their foes! This pack includes Voyager Optimus Prime and Hound; and Deluxe Crosshairs, Bumblebee, and Drift. $119.99
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APS-01U ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME
This Ultimate version of Optimus Prime is in the leader class size, comes with the Jetwing add-on accessories and a few weapons. He features movie accurate color; hands with bendable fingers, and as an added bonus, a die-cast Mini Allspark Cub and a Metal Card are included. $269.99
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VOYAGER OPTIMUS PRIME & GRIMLOCK PLATINUM EDITION
Both voyager class figures in this set convert in 18 steps between robot and alternate modes and they each come with a weapon accessory. These figures are based on the designs from Transformers IV: Age of Extinction when Optimus and the Autobots were in hiding and uncovered Grimlock and the rest of the Dinobots to help fight the Decepticons. $49.99
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ELSA NENDOROID FIGURE
From the hit film 'Frozen' comes a Nendoroid of the Arendelle Royal Family's eldest daughter, Elsa! Her intricate dress has been carefully transformed into Nendoroid size, even including the faint yet beautiful snowflake patterns! She comes with three expressions including a cute smiling face, a sidelong glance with a smirk and a singing face that looks ready to shout out 'Let it Go!' at any moment! She also comes with an articulated Olaf figure! $44.99
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SHURAKING SRK-01 THUNDEROUS
This item is the first in a line to make the combiner robot Shuraking. SRK-01 is over 10 inches long in dinosaur mode and over 8 inches tall in robot mode and also becomes the leg of the combiner figure. $114.99
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OLD TIME SERIES OTS-04 WARRIOR WARDOG
Warrior Wardog is the latest figure in the Old Timer Series by BadCube. He transforms from robot into a tank and stands approximately 6 inches tall in robot mode. $119.99
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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MINI FIGURE WORLD
Take a trip to Bikini Bottom, the underwater world of SpongeBob Squarepants! Series 04 brings you Best Friends (SpongeBob with Patrick), Bikini Sandy, Karate SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob Sledding, and Squidward Painting. With a high quality finish, these 3-5 inch tall Mini Figure World PVC figures are sure to make you say ‘Blisterin’ Barnacles!’ $12.99 each
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STAR WARS METAL FIGURE COLLECTION
The first four figures in the Star Wars Metal Figure Collection have arrived! These metal and plastic figures are just over 3 inches tall with movable heads and arms (R2-D2 only has moveable head). Darth Vader comes with his lightsaber, Stormtrooper has a blaster, and C-3PO has one silver leg. $11.99 each
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SAILOR MOON GIRLS MEMORIES FIGURE SAILOR PLUTO
This 6.5 inch tall Sailor Pluto figure is part of the Girls Memory series of figures celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon! These figures are typically UFO crane game prizes in arcades across Japan making them a great addition to any Sailor Moon collection. $19.99
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MAZINGER Z & GREAT MAZINGER SUPER FIGURE COLLECTION
This figure collection contains five different PVC and plastic figures that stand 3 inches to 3.6 inches tall. The figures are very detailed and easy snap-fit assembly is required. Each bag of 10 for $27.99 will include one or more of each figure but does not guarantee you will receive a complete set of 5. We also have random singles available for $3.99 each
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INJUSTICE BATMAN VS JOKER 2-PACK
The Dark Knight faces off against his greatest adversary with this special action figure 2-pack of Batman and The Joker based on their designs from the best-selling video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Each figure stands 3.75” tall and the Joker comes with a bazooka. $26.99
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Hasbro: teases SDCC 2015 Kre-o products; No plans for Kre-o Robots In Disguise products in U.S.

Transformers News: Hasbro: teases SDCC 2015 Kre-o products; No plans for Kre-o Robots In Disguise products in U.S.
Date: Wednesday, May 20th 2015 4:51pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Due to concern that new or current Kre-o Transformers products won't be released in the United States, but have been showing up elsewhere such as Canada (such as the Kre-o Robots In Disguise products and other products shown at Toy Fair 2015 and NYCC 2014, I asked Hasbro about the current status of the Kre-o Transformers products. Earlier this afternoon, Hasbro provided Seibertron.com with an official statement regarding everyone's favorite building block toys!

Hasbro wrote:As of this moment, there are no plans for the 2015 KRE-O Transformers: Robots in Disguise line, currently available in Canada, to be available for purchase in the U.S. However, we do have some exciting KRE-O special edition items planned for San Diego Comic-Con, and we look forward to sharing details about those soon, as well as more news about the future of the KRE-O brand.


Transformers News: Hasbro: teases SDCC 2015 Kre-o Products; No plans for Kre-o Transformers Robots In Disguise in U.S.

Transformers News: Hasbro: teases SDCC 2015 Kre-o Products; No plans for Kre-o Transformers Robots In Disguise in U.S.

Transformers News: Hasbro: teases SDCC 2015 Kre-o Products; No plans for Kre-o Transformers Robots In Disguise in U.S.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #119 - One Hour BotCon
Twincast / Podcast #119:
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Posted: Sunday, June 21st, 2015