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Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: Predaking, Avengers, Transformers, NFL Sportspicks, Bandai, Hoodies, Star Wars, M
Date: Thursday, September 5th 2013 2:13pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
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BBTS End of Summer Sale!
We've reduced prices by 15% to 50% on over 5,000 items! Take a look at the huge sale menus, there are tons of Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, GI Joe, Anime, Statues, Props, T-Shirts, Trinkets, Stand-Ups, Imports, Movie Figures and much much more!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13719


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AVENGERS NOW HULK 1/10 SCALE ARTFX+ STATUE
Kotobukiya is starting a new line of Avengers 1/10 scale statues, and the Hulk is first out of the gate. He stands almost 10" tall and is priced at $59.99, $5 off the MSRP. He will be followed by the rest of the movie Avengers - Hawkeye, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FRANKENSTEIN 16" STATUE
This new Bowen statue is a more classic take on Mary Shelley's monster. It is done in a more muted color scheme and is listed at $264.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS MP-10 MASTERPIECE CONVOY / OPTIMUS PRIME RENEWAL VERSION
This new version is to come with all of the parts from MP-10 as well as the addition of a new import-only stand with articulated arm for more dynamic posing. It is listed at $299.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MOVIE MASTERPIECE CAPTAIN AMERICA "STAR SPANGLED MAN" 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
'The Star Spangled Man with a Plan.' From Captain America's memorable performance in Captain America: The First Avenger, Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are proud to introduce the Captain America (Star Spangled Man Version) Limited Edition Sixth Scale Collectible Figure. The 2013 Toy Fair Exclusive is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America, in his Star Spangled Man USO tour costume. It features a newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories. Preorders now open at $214.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DC COMICS CRIME SYNDICATE FIGURES
All five main members of the Crime Syndicates - Owlman, Ultraman, Superwoman, Johnny Quick and Power Ring - are ready for pre-orders. Each figure is priced at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 20villains


NFL SPORTSPICKS - JOE NAMATH
The first of two new upcoming single figures is Joe Namath. He is dressed in a 1970's New York Jets outfit and is listed at $12.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NFL SPORTSPICKS - ELI MANNING
The new Eli Manning figure wears his New York Giants outfit, complete with Super Bowl XLII patch. This figure is also listed at $12.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BORDERLANDS - GENTLEMAN CALLER CLAPTRAP FIGURE
This version of Claptrap runs the Bank of the Borderlands. He is dressed in a tuxedo paintjob with top hat, moustache and monocle, and is priced at $18.99 saving you $2 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


C:MO ASUKA LANGLEY SHIKINAMI (EVANGELION 2.0)
This articulated figure stands about 8.5" tall and includes alternate hand and face parts. We have her listed at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW BANDAI MODEL KITS
Eight new kits have been listed for your building pleasure. We have a new Valvrave Hito Innocent Zero Version 1/144 Scale kit at $32.99, two new Evangelion kits (EVA-02 and EVA-08B) from the upcoming Evangelion 3.0 at $54.99, and five new 1/144 scale Gundam kits at $19.99 - $28.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13817


SUPER MARIO BLIND MINI FIGURE - BOX OF 24, RANDOM SINGLE
This wave includes one or more sculpts for Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and more. They are available singly at $4.99 each, or in a Box of 24 for $89.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... i%20Figure


MARVEL COSTUME FLEECE HOODIES
Mad Engine is producing a number of new costume hoodies from their Marvel license. They include Magneto, Doctor Doom, Wolverine in a couple of styles, Captain America, Spider-Man and more, and they are priced at $59.99 each, with sizes from Medium to XXL.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2532


DALEK COLLECTORS' WATCH
This watch is done in the style of the Daleks, with Dalek Globe studs, a Dalek Vision display and a high-quality leather strap. It is listed at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


1/6 SCALE FLIRTY GIRL DELUXE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE
Flirty Girl's first figure release is this steampunk-esque warrior lady. She comes with a complete cloth outfit with bolero jacket and faux leather choker, as well as a bladed weapon. She is listed at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SAILOR MOON MINI PLUSH DOLLS
We have Sailor Moon and her allies Sailors Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus on the way in the form of Mini plush figures that measure about 8" tall. Each is priced at $16.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... MINI+PLUSH




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BBTS SHARED EXCLUSIVE PLATINUM SERIES PREDAKING
This set includes all five Predacons with the gold parts first seen in the import 2010 release. It also includes die-cast content and the smaller weapons for each figure as well as the parts to create Predaking, and is listed at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


PE-DX02 ARANEA
This new transforming figure changes from motorcycle to robot to spider, and it is an homage to a certain female robot. It is listed at $99.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WAR LORD UT-W04 VIOLENCE
This new figure is part of the War Lord gestalt, and independently transforms from robot to panther. He is listed at $84.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN HUSH THREE-PACK
This set includes Batman in Stealth Gear, Joker and Harley Quinn. Each figure is the same as their original release with the exception of new paint jobs for all three, and the set is listed at $43.99, $6 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SDCC 2013 JAY & SILENT BOB B&W MINIMATES TWO-PACK
This set has the two funnymen in black and white and is listed at $9.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LIVING DEAD DOLLS PRESENTS: CHUCKY FROM CHILD'S PLAY 10" FIGURE
This figure shows Chucky as he appeared in the first Child's Play movie. He is listed at $27.99, $4 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


2013 STAR WARS 6" BLACK BOBA FETT & HAN SOLO CARBONITE - CELEBRATION EUROPE VERSION
This set is essentially the same as the SDCC 2013 release and includes Boba Fett with jetpack and weapons as well as Han Solo in Carbonite and a display stand. It is listed at $149.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS 6" BLACK SERIES 01 SET RESTOCK
This original assortment of this great new line includes X-Wing Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, R2-D2 and a Sandtrooper, and is listed at $79.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 SERIES 03 SINGLES
A new Hasbro Transformers shipment has arrived. We now have stock of Bumblebee Gold Bug, Megatron, Orion Pax and Trailcutter, and each is listed at $9.99 - $18.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +SERIES+03


TRANSFORMERS SUBSCRIPTION FIGURE CIRCUIT
This figure is a redeco of the Axor HFTD body, redone into a character who had previously only been released as an Action Master. He is listed at $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS IMPORT TG21 AUTOBOT SPRINGER
This version of Springer is a redeco with quite a bit of newly-colored parts. We have him priced at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS IMPORT TG22 BLITZWING
Like Springer, the import version of Blitzwing is done in different colors. He is listed at $59.99 as well.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS GO! G09 GORADORA SET, G10 HISHOMARU
Two more arrivals from The Transformers GO! line are ready for orders. The G09 Evil Demon Combination Goradora Set includes all five of the figures to assemble Abominus, done in different colors than the U.S. releases; this set is listed at $44.99. We also have the second figure in the Ninja Gestalt set in stock. G10 Hishomaru transforms into a yellow, orange and black bird and can combine with G05 Gekisomaru and G20 Sensiumaru (each sold separately) to assemble the Ninja Gestalt. Hishomaru is priced at $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... rmers%20GO!


TRANSFORMERS KRE-O KREON MICRO-CHANGER SERIES 03 - CASE, SINGLE
This third assortment includes figures such as Ramjet, Thrust and more. Blind-bagged singles are listed at $2.79 each, with the Case of 24 priced at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ERIES%2003


KABAYA GUM PLUS TRANSFORMERS GAIA SCRAMBLE BOX OF 10
The latest wave of Kabaya kits includes the limb parts to assemble Motormaster, Onslaught and Superion (along with the larger Wave 7 figures). Each kit can be assembled as either of two different limb/figures, as listed on our webpage. Each Box of 10 is priced at $35.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS LUNCH BOXES - AUTOBOT, DECEPTICON
These tin lunch boxes includes the symbols of the side chosen as well as comic art of multiple Autobots or Decepticons. Each lunch box is listed at $14.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... s+Lunchbox


DRAGONBALL Z S.H. FIGUARTS VEGETA (NORMAL VERSION)
This version of Vegeta comes with alternate hand, arm and face parts as well as other accessories and a support stand. It is priced at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SDCC 2013 WOLVERINE SAGA MINIMATES BOX SET
This set includes Wolverine in Spacesuit, Symbiote Wolverine, Wolverine in Japanese robe and Ultimates Wolverine. It is listed at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA COLLECTION #016 "BATMAN & ROBIN" MOVIE 1/43 SCALE VEHICLE & MAGAZINE
This new Automobilia Collection vehicle comes with an acrylic display case with background as well as a magazine about the vehicle. It is listed at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA COLLECTION #015 BATMAN & ROBIN #1 1/43 SCALE VEHICLE & MAGAZINE
This flying Batmobile comes from the first issue of the Batman & Robin comic. Like the rest of the series, it comes with an acrylic display case and magazine.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


S.H. FIGUARTS KAMEN RIDER SHOCKER COMBATMAN
This grunt is the perfect army builder to go against your Kamen Rider figures. He comes with weapons and alternate hands, and is listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DOCTOR WHO MR. POTATO HEAD - THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR
This figure combines the timeless joy of Mr. Potato Head with the only thing more timeless - Doctor Who. He includes accessories to dress him as Matt Smith's version of the Doctor, and is listed at $24.99, $5 below the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DOCTOR WHO - ACE FROM "REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS"
This companion of the Seventh Doctor comes with a removable coat, backpack and more. She is listed at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
Date: Tuesday, August 6th 2013 5:40am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Me, me, m-- Rattrap?
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis

NEW CYBERTRON! It’s a brand new day—and STARSCREAM is in charge! But running a planet isn’t as easy as it looks… if BUMBLEBEE couldn’t do it, why does the former DECEPTICON think he can?

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review]
He has a plan!


Story
Remember how last issue was about Orion Pax and Gorlam Prime? And the one before about the factions now residing outside Iacon and Arcee, and before that it was Shockwave and D(r)eadwing? If you haven't read them yet, you're in luck, as issue 20 still does not advance the plot much!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
You're welcome


Starscream really does take centre stage with this issue, and with him arguably being the best character to come out of Robots in Disguise, that is definitely not a bad thing. Barber has swapped his monologue by captions technique by coming out and calling the issue 'Three Monologues', allowing him to let Starscream speak, pretty much to himself, the whole time.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
And to cameras!


It feels a little better than the usual floating voices, and there are ways of showing a 'silent audience' like Metalhawk's body which almost justify it. But Screamer-fest aside, very little happens in the issue, except for the introduction of upcoming toy Scoop and potential upcoming toy Rattrap.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
Who also has a distinct.. er.. voice


The characterisation and hints at future developments aren't bad, and I enjoyed it more than other issues along the same lines. But the story really did not do much, at all. Rattrap is a peculiar choice, in terms of personality, especially when placed next to Starscream, and Scoop felt almost unnecessary.

Art

Visually, though, it works really well. From Metalhawk's body and the other ..incapacitated characters throughout the issue to the newcomers Rattrap and Scoop, and the play between blacked-out Iacon and the city once power is restored - it's all really good looking. And Griffith shows off his skills on page 6, with some excellent panel work.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
Boy, does Starscream love that pose


The lighting differences mentioned above really pop out thanks to Priscilla Tramontano's colouring work. The story progresses from complete darkness in the heart of night to the first lights of dawn, via artificial lighting coming back in operation - and yes, you can feel it in the tones and shades.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
J.J. Abrams directed this scene


Shawn Lee's lettering work gets a few particularly creative moments too, which is very nice to see. The three artists working on this issue have done a stellar job to make a fairly static story particularly aesthetically pleasing, and if anything, pick the issue up for the look of it.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Abandoning the caption monologue was a good strategy, though I'm not sure how I feel about still having the monologues anyway. On the plus side, they fit the character of Starscream perfectly. The art on the issue, also Starscream-centric, is stunning, and if Starscream Starscream, then Starscream Starscream Starscream. So Starscream. Starscream?

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 Review
Starscream


Starscream-fest aside, though, it does little to the plot other than introduce two-three characters and hint at some stuff, and it then tries to make up for it with the final page reveal - which is nice, but the gimmick is getting a bit tiresome. Still, as I said, I enjoyed it more than previous similar issues, and Starscream really does shine in this.

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Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release

Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release
Date: Thursday, July 18th 2013 4:41pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Press Releases, Toy News
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Courtesy of Hasbro, we have the official press release for the 30th Anniversary line of figures, started with Titan Class SDCC Exclusive Metroplex, and will end with the newly revealed fan-built Windblade. Take a look at all the releases up to number 11 below, all of which appear to be some type of convention exclusive.

THE TRANSFORMERS BRAND KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Hasbro Introduces the Thrilling 30 line of Action Figures and Merchandise to Celebrate the TRANSFORMERS Brand Legacy and Fandom Including the Reveal of the First Fan Built Bot Character


San Diego, CA – July 18, 2013 – The TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), an icon of pop-culture, kicks off its 30th Anniversary celebration at Comic-Con International today, the premier event in the world celebrating the popular arts. The prolific TRANSFORMERS brand which spans action figures, comic books, blockbuster movies, video games, award-winning animated series and more, introduces the new CONSTRUCT-BOTS line of customizable action figures, celebrates the TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS entertainment and unveils the “Thrilling 30” line of action figures and merchandise for the brand’s ultimate fans at the event.
To celebrate the anniversary with fans, Hasbro is introducing thirty numbered toys in the “Thrilling 30” line representing the remarkable heritage of the brand with characters and expressions from throughout its history. With millions of fans around the world, items within the “Thrilling 30” numbered line will be global in scope with some items available worldwide and others exclusively in Asia or North America. Each of the items represents significant periods of TRANSFORMERS brand legacy including its future with the #11 item: a CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure! For the first time ever, kids and fans can build, customize, convert and “Unleash the Ultimate TRANSFORMERS” with the CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure expression. Hasbro announced items numbered 1-11, which will be available in 2013, at Comic-Con International to a room packed with thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans. Non-numbered merchandise in the “Thrilling 30” line celebrating the anniversary will include expansions to the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS mainline and to several TRANSFORMERS brand licensees including Loyal Subjects, Acid Free Gallery and New Era.
In addition to the first items being revealed, Hasbro announced the result of the first “Fan Built Bot Poll.” Hosted earlier in the year, the poll asked fans around the world to vote on a series of TRANSFORMERS character elements such as faction, personality, vehicle mode and more. Hasbro combined all of the winning elements and unveiled the newest character to be incorporated into TRANSFORMERS lore and will be made into an action figure, part of the “Thrilling 30” line of numbered figures. The character is WINDBLADE, a female AUTOBOT jet who will appear in the “Thrilling 30” numbered line. The WINDBLADE character will make an appearance in future IDW comics as a lasting part of TRANSFORMERS lore with the opportunity to appear in additional brand expressions in the future. The WINDBLADE character action figure will be #30 in the “Thrilling 30” line and becomes available in late 2014.
“The TRANSFORMERS brand and its ‘MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE’ characters have been part of kids lives for generations and fans have given so much to the brand over the years that we’re tremendously excited to give back and offer the opportunity for them to actively participate in many new ways,” said Jay Duke, Vice President of Global TRANSFORMERS Brand Marketing, Hasbro. “With initiatives like the Fan Built Bot Poll and new customizable CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure line, the power is increasingly in the hands of fans and kids to make the TRANSFORMERS brand their own.”
The “Thrilling 30” numbered items unveiled at Comic-Con and available in 2013 include:

#1 TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC EDITION 
(Approximate Retail Price: $149.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and San Diego Comic-Con will be the fans’ first opportunity to feast their optics on him! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, a converting SCAMPER figure as well as 12 miniature red AUTOBOT and purple DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! His lights and sounds take the battle to a whole new level! TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition is the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary.
 

#2 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LABORATORY
(Approximate Retail Price: $49.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Where do PREDACONS come from? Why, SHOCKWAVE’S Lab, of course! The evil DECEPTICON scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30TH Anniversary celebration!

#3 PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS Action Figure
PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS launched in Asia at the end of May 2013 in celebration of Children’s Day in China.  The PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS figure marks the character’s WEAPONIZER debut and features four battle modes and the massive Forge of Solus Battle Hammer.  The figure is packed out in PLATINUM EDITION 5th panel packaging with gold foil designs. The iconic ULTRA MAGNUS is an inspiration to the AUTOBOTS under his command, and a source of terror for the DECEPTICONS who fight against him. His ancient hammer – a mighty artifact known as the Forge of Solus – is a symbol of the strength with which he defends AUTOBOT ideals. The thunderous strike of this incredible hammer has been known to topple even the greatest DECEPTICON warriors. (Approximate Retail Price: $49.99)

 #4 TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM EDITION GRIMLOCK VS. BRUTICUS Set
Featuring the popular DINOBOT, GRIMLOCK character and the DECEPTICON COMBINER, BRUTICUS this #4 item in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line lets fans bring the epic Cybertronian battle from the popular TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game from Activision to life in action figure form with updated deco for both figures. This set will be available in the Asia region beginning mid-August and in North America at a later date. (Approximate Retail Price: $99.99)

#5 TRANSFORMERS METROPLEX Ani-Con & Game Convention Edition Action Figure
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and the Animation Comic Game Convention in Hong Kong will give fans another opportunity to get their hand on him starting on July 26th! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, a converting SCAMPER figure as well as 12 miniature silver and gold AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! His lights and sounds take the battle to a whole new level! (Approximate Retail Price: $149.99)

#6 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LAB set
PREDACONS are on the loose in Asia too with a special edition of this set available only in this region beginning at the end of August! The evil DECEPTICON scientist, SHOCKWAVE and his cloning chamber are featured in this special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. The #6 item features an orange hued PREDAKING, differing from the Comic-Con special edition version. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30TH Anniversary celebration! (Approximate Retail Price: $49.99)

#7 FIRST LOOK TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS OPTIMUS PRIME Action Figure
Available in Asia markets in mid-July, it’s an early look at the largest TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS OPTIMUS PRIME in special edition packaging. The AUTOBOT leader gets an upgrade with the Dragon Assault truck mode and 5 dragon-blasting Firebreath Cyclocannons. In this BEAST HUNTERS faceoff against PREDAKING, OPTIMUS PRIME has to run out of ammo at some point, right? Wrong! (Approximate Retail Price: $59.99)

#8 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE ACID STORM Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this is the Masterpiece debut for ACID STORM – a new Seeker to continue the Masterpiece collection. A tactical specialist, ACID STORM has a very specific and very destructive set of skills. He can control the weather by unleashing armor-eating acid rain. AUTOBOTS without umbrellas beware, this Masterpiece ACID STORM will let it pour for the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration! (Approximate Retail Price: $69.00)

#9 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SOUNDWAVE Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this Masterpiece SOUNDWAVE figure features the tremendously popular, high ranking DECEPTICON Communications Officer with all five cassette minions. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of TRANSFORMERS with SOUNDWAVE and all his despicable minions. (Approximate Retail Price: $69.99)

#10 TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM EDITION PREDAKING Action Figure
Available exclusively through Amazon.com com in North America and available later in the year as part of the Asia region’s mainline offering, the PLATINUM EDITION PREDAKING figure is the largest Combiner in this much-anticipated re-release. AUTOBOTS beware, because the ultimate predator is on the hunt for someone to pound! He's more powerful than any PREDACON, because he's made of 5 of them! The PREDACON DIVEBOMB, PREDACON HEADSTRONG, PREDACON RAMPAGE, PREDACON RAZORCLAW and PREDACON TOROX figures all convert from robot mode to beast mode and back. But when the battle calls for a giant warrior, they combine to build one enormous PREDAKING figure! (Approximate Retail Price: $119.99)

#11 TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS PREDACONS RISING PREDAKING Set
Available exclusively at Target in North America as part of the PREDACONS RISING program, the TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS PREDAKING set features the first PREDACON CONSTRUCT-BOT figure available during the all new segment launch this fall. The ultimate AUTOBOT hunter is now customizable as kids and fans can use the 59 pieces in this set to build a fierce PREDAKING robot figure! Once built, fans can convert him to fierce dragon mode. (Approximate Retail Price: $24.99)

The remainder of the Thrilling 30 numbered items which will be available in 2014 during the anniversary year will then be announced at international Toy Fairs beginning in January 2014.
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Transformers News: BBTS Site Sponsor News
Date: Tuesday, July 16th 2013 2:07pm CDT
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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM GRIMLOCK VS. BRUTICUS SHARED EXCLUSIVE
This new set features a Grimlock with metallic gold paint, and a Bruticus set with a paintjob similar to the SDCC version. It is priced at $99.99, and should arrive later this week!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 DELUXE SERIES 04 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
This assortment includes one each of Gold Bug, Megatron, Trailcutter and Orion Pax, and two each of Hoist and Thundercracker, and we have the Case listed at $104.99. The Set of Hoist and Thundercracker is also available at $34.99, with singles of Hoist and Thundercracker as well.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13299

TRANSFORMERS KRE-O COMBINER SERIES 02 - SET, SINGLES
The second wave of combiner sets includes Defensor, Abominus and Piranacon. They are listed at $32.99 for the Set of three; Abominus and Defensor are each listed singly as well, priced at $9.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+02


ARES TFC-01 NEMEAN
New from TFC Toys is the Ares TFC-01 Nemean figure. It is listed at $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


IG-TF005 SHARK THREE PACK
Each figure in this trio of transforming shark/robots has its own unique head sculpt, and they are also dressed up with a metallic paintjob and large teeth ready to make short work of their opponents. The Set of three figures is listed at $129.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

TFC-008 WING OF THE URANOS
Now up is TFC-008 Wing of the Uranos. It is listed for $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HONG KONG ACG-CON EXCLUSIVE METROPLEX
Fresh on the site is the ACG-Con Exclusive Metroplex. We have this figure listed at $249.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HONG KONG ACG-CON EXCLUSIVE ULTIMATE BEAST HUNTER OPTIMUS PRIME
Also from ACG-Con, we have listed the Exclusive Ultimate Beast Hunters Optimus Prime. We believe that this figure will be the same as the original but it will have new convention box art. It is listed at $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" 2013 SERIES 03 SET
The Set for this wave includes two each of Cloak and Dagger, Abomination, Black and White Iron Man and Baron Zemo, and is priced at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" 2013 SERIES 03 CASE
This new Case assortment includes two each of Cloak and Dagger, Abomination, Black and White Iron Man and Baron Zemo, along with one each of Captain America, X-Force Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Incredible Hulk. it Is priced at $114.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



EAGLEMOSS STAR TREK SHIP COLLECTION #001, 002, 003, 004
Eaglemoss is releasing ships from the Star Trek license. These small-scale ships will measure approximately 6" long, and come with a magazine; the first assortment includes #001 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, #002 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, #003 Klingon Bird of Prey and #004 Enterprise NX-01, with each priced at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ompany=623


MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS
The ponies find themselves in an alternate world where they are in human form in this offshoot. Hasbro has just announced the first items from Equestria Girls including the Figure Series 01 Set of 4 at $49.99, the Equestria Girls with Accessories Series 01 Set of 2 at $39.99, the Doll With Pony Series 01 Set of 2 at $39.99, the Equestria Girls Two-Pack at $29.99 and the Radical Girl Rainbow Dash figure at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9612


IMPOSSIBLE TOYS MINI-CHARGERS - SET, SINGLES
The final items on the way from Impossible Toys are up for pre-order. Nine Mini Chargers are listed - MC-01 Bumble Bug, MC-02 Hill Jumper, MC-03 Bump, MC-04 Hub, MC-05 Gold Bee, MC-06 Glypher, MC-07 Tapper, MC-08 Bee Bite and MC-09 Wasper. We have each of them listed at $29.99, or if you would like to get them all, they are available as a Set for $ 249.99, saving you about $20 off the collected price.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13285


STAR WARS 1/10 SCALE SANDTROOPER SERGEANT ARTFX+ STATUE KIT
Hot on the heels of the Sandtrooper Squad Leader Set is this new Sandtrooper Sergeant. This elite warrior wields a heavy blaster rifle and is listed at $49.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL MINIMATES ZOMBIE VILLAINS BOX SET
Diamond Select has created a new box set of villains to spar with your Marvel Zombies heroes. It includes Galactus, Magneto, the Red Skull and the Green Goblin, and is listed at $17.99, $2 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL NOW MINIMATES THUNDERBOLTS BOX SET
This set includes General 'Thunderbolt' Ross' new team - the Red Hulk, Elektra, Punisher and Deadpool. They are priced at $17.99 for the set of 4, $2 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


THUNDERCATS CLASSIC MINIMATES BOX SET 04
The fourth box set of Thundercats Minimates includes Mumm-Ra (powered up), teen Lion-O, (living) Jaga and Grune, along with a bonus Ma-Mutt. It is listed at $17.99, $2 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


1/15 SCALE KNIGHT 2000 K.I.T.T. SUPER PURSUIT MODE
This new version of K.I.T.T. is all set up in his alternate mode. He has lights and sound effects from the show, and is listed at $54.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HOT TOYS "MONSTERS UNIVERSITY" 9" MIKE, SULLY & ARCHIE STATUE
A second version of this new statue has been announced. This one has Mike and Sully in the University jackets, and includes a 2" Archie vinyl figure as well. It is listed at $149.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN RETRO 8" FIGURE SERIES 03 - SET, SINGLES
The third assortment of 8" Batman Retro figures includes Batman with Removable Mask and Robin with Removable Mask as well as Batgirl and Alfred. They are each available at $26.99, or you can save a few bucks and get the Set of 4 at $104.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... eries%2003



NEW BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA COLLECTION - #020, 021, SPECIAL EDITION
Three new Automobilia Batmobiles have been listed. We have #020 from Batman #652 and #021 from Detective Comics #456, and each is listed at $19.99. We also have the Special Edition 'Bat-Tank' from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and it is listed at $37.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... utomobilia


NEW DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIGURINES #045, 046
This month brings new listings for #045 Power Girl as a White Pawn, and #046 Darkseid as a Black Rook. Each is listed at $15.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ?search=DC Superhero Chess


TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS VOYAGER SERIES 04 REVISION 03 CASE
Sharkticon Megatron, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus and Grimwing are included in this assortment, which is listed at $89.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 VOYAGER SEROES 04 REVISION 03 CASE
This is a great catch-up assortment - it includes Blaster with Steeljaw, Soundblaster with Buzzsaw, Grimlock and Springer, and is listed at $89.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS CYBERVERSE LEGION SERIES 04 CASE
This assortment will make a lot of collectors happy. It includes one each of Twinstrike, Blight, Hun Gurrr, Windrazor and Rippersnapper, plus two each of Air Vehicon, Smokescreen, and Soundwave, and a lone Prowl. This Case of 12 is listed at $74.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SCI-FI REVOLTECH #10 WOODY, #11 BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
The Woody and Buzz Lightyear Revoltech figures have been put up on the site. Buzz stands about 12.5cm tall. Each one is listed at $36.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... company=60


SCI-FI REVOLTECH #17 SANTA JACK SKELLINGTON
Jack Skellington gets the Revoltech treatment--AGAIN! He's about 18 cm tall, and is loaded with Revoltech joints for tons of scary poses! He is listed at $36.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


CONAN THE BARBARIAN: RAGE OF THE UNDYING 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT STATUE
The latest Conan piece from Sideshow shows him attacking from atop a pile of stones and skulls. He wields a mace on one hand and a curved blade in the other, and the statue measures 27" tall. We have this piece priced at $459.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WONDERFEST AND OTHER IMPORT EXCLUSIVES
Another Wonderfest is taking place soon, and we hope to be able to obtain limited quantities of the exclusives for our customers. This year includes Items from Donyatsu, Evangelion, Toradora and Touhou Project; we also have listings for a new Gundam 1/144 Scale Zogok exclusive and a Kamen Rider Blade King S.H. Figuarts Tamashii Exclusive - check out all of these offerings at the link.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13292


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS BEAM BOX VIDEO GAME SYSTEM, FIGURE SERIES 01, 02
This new game system is like Skylanders for ages 3-7 and up. The system itself comes with 5 games and an Optimus Prime figure, and is listed at $49.99; there are also two assortments of additional figures that can be switched in, with the first assortment including Bumblebee, Chase, Heatwave and Boulder, while the second includes two of Bumblebee and one each of Heatwave and Blades. Each Figure Case assortment is listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... Beam%20Box


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS MINICON WAVE 02 - CASE, SET
The second Minicon assortment of Rescue Bots figures includes two each of Chase & Chief and Optimus & Cody, and one each of Heatwave & Kade, Bumblebee & Graham, Blades & Dr. Morocco and Boulder & Doc Green. The Case of 8 two-packs is listed at $49.99; we also have the Set of Blades & Dr. Morocco and Boulder & Doc Green, which is priced at $17.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 0Wave%2002


NEW STAR WARS ANGRY BIRDS OFFERINGS
Hasbro has a number of new items coming in the Star Wars Angry Birds line. These include a new Carry Case, Figure Pack Series 01 as random singles or a case of 12, Vehicle Pack Series 01 Set of 2, and the Angry Birds Strike Back Pack Series as Set of 3 or singles.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9009


STAR WARS ANGRY BIRDS TELEPODS STAR DESTROYER SET
This set includes a Star Destroyer setup for the Empire, 10 figures and more, and is listed at $44.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS FX LIGHTSABER WITH REMOVABLE BLADE - KIT FISTO
Kit Fisto's lightsaber is back by popular demand. Hasbro is releasing this FX lightsaber with removable blade, and we have it priced at $134.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS 2013 12" FIGURE SERIES 01 REVISION 04 DARTH VADER
A quick head's-up to fans - we now have the Dark Lord of the Sith's 12" figure listed by himself, and he is priced at $10.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GI JOE MICRO FORCE 2013 SERIES 01 REVISION 01 - BOX, RANDOM SINGLE
Hasbro has announced a new revision wave of Micro Force figures. They are available by blind bagged two-packs for $2.99, or as a Box of 24 two-packs for $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9097


IRON MAN 3 ASSEMBLERS SERIES 03 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
The new assortment of Assemblers includes three each of Hammerstrike and Exo Sphere, and two each of Iron Patriot, Thumper and Silver Centurion, and is priced at $114.99. We also have the Hammerstrike, Exo Sphere and Silver Centurion as a Set of 3 for $44.99, with singles of various figures available at $9.99 - $13.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ERIES%2003


IRON MAN 3 FIGURE SERIES 02 SET
This Set includes Hydro Shock, Cold Snap, Ghost Armor, Shatterblaster and two new suits so secret that they are still labeled SUIT 5 and SUIT 6. This Set of 6 figures is listed at $35.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AVENGERS THOR 12" TITAN HERO
The third release in the Titan Heroes 12" figure line is Thor, God of Thunder. We have this new figure listed at $10.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AVENGERS THOR 10" ELECTRONIC FIGURE
Thor also has a new electronic figure representation on the way; this figure is priced at $23.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MY LITTLE PONY CRYSTAL PONY SERIES 04 SET OF 6
This assortment includes Masquerade versions of the ponies, and this Set of 6 includes one each of Fluttershy, Applejack, Sunset Shimmer, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Rarity. We have the Set of 6 listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LITTLEST PET SHOP BLIND BAGS SERIES 03 CASE
This Case is to contain 24 blind-bagged figures from the newest assortment, and is listed at $52.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LPS TOTALLY TALENTED FAVORITES SERIES 04 SET
The new LPS assortment includes one each of Chicken & Mini Chicken, Mouse & Mini Mouse, Maltese & Mini Maltese, Laying Down Cat & Mini Cat and Crab & Mini Crab, and this Set of 5 is listed at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



NEW POWER RANGERS JUUDEN SENTAI KYORYUGER
Bandai has announced two more items from the current Japanese Ranger series. The Gigaga Revolver is listed at $63.99, and the large Zord Kamitsuki Gattai DX Black Version is priced at $116.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 0Kyoryuger


EVANGELION 1/400 SCALE EVA-01 TEST TYPE MODEL KIT
Kotobukiya is releasing a new articulated model figure kit of the EVA-01 Test Type. It stands 19 cm tall when completed (about 7.5") and is listed at $49.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GEIST CRUSHER FIGURES
Capcom is releasing a new game to tie in with an upcoming anime, manga and more, and we have the first figures listed for pre-order. Reka x Fenrir, Hayato x Garuga and Karuma x Orochi are all figures that transform into animals and other monsters, and are listed at $38.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9598


MARVEL FACT FILES #001, 002, 003, 004
Eaglemoss is branching out from its Marvel Figurine line with this new line of fact-filled dossiers on all of your favorite Marvel characters. Each issue has profiles, timelines, hidden secrets and more, and is listed at $5.99, with the first issue also including a Binder and Divider Cards. The first lineup includes #001 Spider-Man, #002 Wolverine, #003 Iron Man and #004 the Fantastic Four, with each listed at $5.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9603



"BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT" JOKER FIGURES
Funko is releasing a number of new figures of the Joker from the second movie in the latest Batman run. The Pop! Dark Knight line has the Joker and the Joker as Bank Robber, and each is listed at $9.99; we also have pre-orders for the Joker and Joker as Bank Robber as Dark Knight Wacky Wobblers, priced at $11.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ht%20Funko


"MEN IN BLACK" NOISY CRICKET PROP REPLICA
This weapon replica is named for the noises it makes as it charges up. It is limited to 500 pieces, has lights and sounds and includes a display stand, an acrylic dust cover, a Certificate of Authenticity and more. We have it listed at $399.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




CHARACTER BUILDING MICRO-FIGURE SERIES 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OF 36 AND SINGLE BLIND BAGGED FIGURES
The new assortment includes all eleven Doctor incarnations, each in a blind-bagged package. They are listed as a Case of 36 for $139.99, or singly at $4.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 20Building


ALICE LIDDLE ACTION FIGURE - RED DRESS
CS Moore Studio is releasing a new version of Alice Liddle from the Grimm Fairy Tales comics. She is wearing a red outfit, comes with a number of accessories, is limited to 1700 pieces and is listed at $34.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DUCK DYNASTY FIGURES
The hit show has now spawned two lines of figures. Funko is releasing Jase, Phil, Si and Willie as Pop! Duck Dynasty figures at $9.99 each, and also has Talking Wacky Wobblers at $12.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9604




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TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM ULTRA MAGNUS SHARED EXCLUSIVE
This new Ultra Magnus is a retool of the Weaponizer Optimus Prime, and also includes the Forge of Solus Prime hammer in its animation color scheme. This figure is priced at $49.99 and is ready to join your collection.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MEGA SCALE THUNDERCATS 14" CHEETARA
The 14" Thundercats line continues with the female speedster Cheetara. She comes with her staff and is priced at $34.99, saving you $5 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN CLASSIC 1966 TV FIGURE BOX SET - BATMAN & ROBIN
This set brings back a classic image from the TV show, with Batman and Robin 'climbing' the side of a building. It even has opening windows to put images of your favorite guest stars in, and is listed at $32.99. This has been announced by Mattel to be the only way to get Robin, so be sure to grab yours now.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FOX SPORTS ROBOTS - 3" VERSIONS
BK Toyz has released their Fox Sports Robots in a new 3" scale. These figures are articulated and also come with a keychain clip to attach to backpacks or whatever you'd like. They are available in 29 NFL team styles, and are priced at $7.49 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ts%20Robot


THE SKY: THE ART OF FINAL FANTASY - SLIPCASE EDITION
This special set includes all three hardcover books in the series of Final Fantasy illustrations in a magnetically closing slipcase. It is listed at $74.99, $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box Video Game System: In-Package Images and Release Date

Transformers News: Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box Video Game System: In-Package Images and Release Date
Date: Monday, July 15th 2013 5:06pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Game News, Sponsor News, Toy News
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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has listed pre-orders the Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box video game system that was first revealed earlier this year at Toy Fair. Pre-orders for the base system and the first two ways of individual game figures can be found by clicking here. The core system and first two waves of figures are due out in September.


This plug and play system take the figure and 'transports' it into the game world for young children to play. Base set has Optimus Prime and five games; additional figures sold separately


Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box Video Game System

Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box Video Game System

Series 1 case assortment
1x Bumblebee
1x Boulder
1x Chase
1x Heatwave


Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box Video Game System

Series 2 assortment
2x Bumblebee
1x Heatwave
1x Blades


Transformers Rescue Bots Beam Box Video Game System

HasbroToyShop SDCC 2013 Press Release - Transformers and More

Transformers News: HasbroToyShop SDCC 2013 Press Release - Transformers and More
Date: Monday, July 15th 2013 3:44pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Press Releases, Toy News
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To round off the SDCC press statements from Hasbro, here is some news regarding the convention exclusives toys! Check it out below.

HASBRO AGAIN DELIVERS COVETED SPECIAL EDITION TOYS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL,
FEATURING TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE AND MORE


Pawtucket, R.I. – July 15, 2013 — Continuing a highly anticipated annual tradition, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) is coming to Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, with a wide selection of special edition action figures and toys that are set to be some of the most coveted items available at the show. The special edition figures are drawn from the lore of some of Hasbro’s most popular brands, as well as comics, animated series and video games. Fans can expect special edition figures from Hasbro’s G.I. JOE, JEM, MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS brands as well as from its licensed properties, ANGRY BIRDS, STAR WARS, MARVEL and STAR WARS at Comic-Con International.

The special edition items will be available at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) at Comic-Con
International starting on Preview Night, July 17 (while supplies last), as well as in very limited quantities after the show at HasbroToyShop.com. Highlights of the range of special edition toys include the TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition figure, the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30 Anniversary. For all the MY LITTLE PONY fans at Comic-Con, Hasbro is excited to offer the DJ PON-3 figure, standing six inches tall, with music notes for a cutie mark, SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS on her glasses and horn, and a case that lights up!

The comprehensive list of Hasbro’s 2013 Comic-Con International Special Edition Figures features:

G.I. JOE

G.I. JOE SKYSTRIKER VEHICLE WITH JETFIRE DECO AND V.A.M.P. WITH AUTOBOT HOUND DECO AND 3.75-Inch SNAKE EYES & BARONESS & DECEPTICON BLUDGEON Special Edition Pack
(Approximate Retail Price: $99.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The third and final installment of G.I. JOE meets the TRANSFORMERS 2013 SDCC special edition toys! The fan-favorite line goes out in grand style, with two iconic G.I. JOE vehicles—the SKYSTRIKER Jet and the V.A.M.P. Ground Transport—given AUTOBOT decos as the heroic JETFIRE and AUTOBOT HOUND! The set also comes with a 3.75-inch BARONESS action figure with a special edition RAVAGE robotic panther, a 3.75-inch SNAKE EYES figure with special edition AUTOBOT deco and a 3.75-inch figure based on DECEPTICON BLUDGEON. Additionally, the set includes a small boom box with three cassette tapes—better known to TRANSFORMERS fans as the classic alt-mode of AUTOBOT BLASTER along with his AUTOBOT CASSETTES. Figures and vehicles do not convert. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Yo, Joe AND Roll Out!

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Glitter ‘N Gold JEM/JERRICA BENTON Doll
(Integrity Toys/Approximate Retail Price $140.00/Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Under license from Hasbro, fans will be dazzled by Glitter ‘N Gold JEM/JERRICA BENTON from Integrity Toys! This fully articulated 12-inch fashion doll features hand-applied eyelashes and pink and golden blond accented rooted hair, styled in the JEM signature look. As a tribute to the original doll from 1986, this themed mini-giftset includes two complete looks! The first look, allows JERRICA BENTON to attend the Glitter ‘N Gold Award ceremony in style while the second truly outrageous look completely transforms JERRICA into JEM, the rock 'n roll star with a heart of gold! Set includes doll, two outfits, two pairs of shoes, Jemstar earrings, Glitter ‘N Gold Award (with removable gold album), wireless microphone
accessory, limited edition Glitter ‘N Gold doll display stand and exclusive certificate of
authenticity. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

MARVEL

MARVEL LEGENDS SPECIAL EDITION MARVEL’S THUNDERBOLTS Collector Pack
(Approximate retail price: $89.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Justice...like lightning! For the first time, collectors will be able to capture the reformed super-criminals known as MARVEL’S THUNDERBOLTS in the fan-favorite 6-inch MARVEL LEGENDS scale! Featuring team leader LUKE CAGE, GHOST, CROSSBONES, MARVEL’S MOONSTONE and JUDITH CHAMBERS, this set comes in a collectible display box with exclusive art by well-known comic artist Kev Walker! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75-Inch DEADPOOL CORPS Special Edition Figure Set
(Approximate Retail Price $49.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
“Any evil that threatens the universe can eat lead. For the rest of us...tacos!” The Merc with a Mouth teams up with his favorite allies — alternate universe versions of himself — in this highly collectible and unique action figure set. The 3.75-inch MARVEL UNIVERSE figures of DEADPOOL, LADY DEADPOOL and CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE, along with figurines of KIDPOOL, DOGPOOL and SQUIRRELPOOL come packaged in individual “taco shells,” all inside a collectible taco truck package! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

MY LITTLE PONY

MY LITTLE PONY 2013 Special Edition Pony
(Approximate Retail Price $49.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, MY LITTLE PONY Fair & Convention, and Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Turn the tables with this year’s special edition MY LITTLE PONY figure, sure to be a cherished fan favorite in 2013! Inspired by the popular DJ PON-3 character from the animated series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” this white unicorn stands six inches tall and ready to rock, featuring music notes for a cutie mark. The DJ PON-3 figure will make a shining addition to any pony collection as she’s embellished with SWAROVSKI ®ELEMENTS on her glasses and horn, and glittery accents that shimmer across her molded blue mane. The special edition MY LITTLE PONY figure will be available this year at the MY LITTLE PONY Fair and Convention and San Diego Comic-Con. Following both conventions, a
limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

STAR WARS

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT ACTION FIGURE WITH HAN SOLO IN
CARBONITE ACCESSORY

(Approximate Retail Price: $44.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
In 2013, Hasbro takes collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of THE BLACK SERIES action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the STAR WARS universe, and fans will have their first opportunity to start their BLACK SERIES 6-inch figure collection at San Diego Comic-Con with the BOBA FETT action figure which comes with HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE accessory. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET
(Approximate Retail Price: $24.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The original 12 STAR WARS action figures are re-imagined for San Diego Comic-Con with a twist based on the mega-hit mobile game ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS from Rovio Entertainment! LUKE
SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, HAN SOLO, OBI-WAN KENOBI, CHEWBACCA, R2-D2, C-3PO, DARTH VADER, STORMTROOPER, SAND PEOPLE, IMPERIAL NAVY COMMANDER and a JAWA are all re-imagined as heroic birds or evil pigs in this set, with each figure in a unique vintage-style blister card featuring ANGRY BIRDS homage to the classic Kenner artwork! The individual blister cards are all packaged together in a collectible package!

TRANSFORMERS

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC EDITION
(Approximate Retail Price: $149.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting
TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and San Diego Comic-Con will be the fans’ first opportunity to feast their optics on him! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as 12 miniature AUTOBOT and DECEPTICONS figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition is the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LABORATORY
(Approximate Retail Price: $49.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Where do PREDACONS come from? Why, SHOCKWAVE’S Lab, of course! The evil DECEPTICON
scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration!

TRANSFORMERS TITAN GUARDIANS Action Figure Set
(Approximate Retail Price: $39.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Featuring five classic TRANSFORMERS characters — OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM,
SOUNDWAVE and GRIMLOCK — this set of five non-converting figures delivers classic G1 styles that fans will love!


About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, LITTLEST PET SHOP and G.I. JOE. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and
entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on The Hub TV Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best
Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives

Transformers News: Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives
Date: Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 3:33pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Toys

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We just received a press release from our friends at Toys"R"Us announcing their exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave and Masterpiece Acidstorm will be available for purchase at SDCC 2013! Soundwave and crew are priced at $120.00 and Acidstorm is priced at $75.00, these will be available at booth #2343.

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at
Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives


Collector-worthy TRANSFORMERS, Pretty Ponies, a Batmobile and a Limited Edition Fairy
All among Toys“R”Us Comic-Con Exclusives

Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for kids and collectors of all ages, Toys“R”Us® has revealed its lineup of nine exclusive items available in honor of its fifth appearance at the highly anticipated Comic-Con International in San Diego, which will take place from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Offered in partnership with Entertainment Earth® at Booth #2343, conventioneers will find Comic-Con merchandise based on fan favorite series, like Adventure Time™, WINX Club®, TRANSFORMERS, Batman and The Walking Dead.

Toys“R”Us will also provide Comic-Con goers the opportunity to be among the first to purchase exclusive merchandise not yet available in stores, such as the BATMAN Adam West Batmobile, MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON and RAINBOW DASH SHADOW BOLT, The Walking Dead Comic The Governors Daughter Penny, and TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Acid Storm and Soundwave, among others. These first look items will become available in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide later this year.

To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys“R”Us, on Friday, July 19, from 12 noon to 1 pm, Todd McFarlane, cartoonist, writer and toy designer, will be on hand in the Entertainment Earth booth to sign autographs for fans*.

Fans unable to journey to San Diego this year will also have the opportunity to purchase all nine items online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention beginning Thursday, July 18. All merchandise is available while supplies last, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/ComicConvention early to make their purchases.

Comic-Con International Show Exclusives

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Adventure Time™ Puppies from Jazwares®, Inc.
Jake and Rainicorn's puppies have arrived and they're heading to their very first convention! Say hello to Charlie, T.V., Viola, Kim Kil Whan and Jake Jr.! Fans will find these adorable puppies within the Adventure Time Lady Rainicorn with Pups plush item. Comic-Con goers can collect them all in this one, multi-piece, plush exclusive for $30.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con WINX Club® Limited Edition Deluxe Daphne Doll from Jakks Pacific® Inc.
Meet Daphne, Bloom’s sister, the eldest daughter of King Oritel and Queen Marion. Daphne shines golden, bound in Lake Roccaluce since being transformed into a spirit by a dark spell against her. This 11.5-inch doll is a limited edition, and can make its way home with Comic-Con goers for $30.

First Look Items Coming Soon to Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide

Adam West Batmobile from Mattel®
It’s the iconic Batmobile in the style of the classic Batman television series! With room for two 6-inch action figures (sold separately), this classic television vehicle allows fans to send any dynamic duo into crime-fighting action! Comic-Con goers can take this fan favorite vehicle will home for $60.

MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON from Hasbro®
Available for the first time in a large scale, the MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON figure is the majestic ruler of the dark in EQUESTRIA. Vowing to have the night last forever, this sister pony of PRINCESS CELESTIA is a dark unicorn Pegasus princess that stands 8.5 inches tall. Push her moon-shaped cutie mark, and the NIGHTMARE MOON figure will play sounds and phrases as her midnight blue, sparkle wings illuminate and move. Her purple mane can be styled with the included comb and barrettes. This pretty pony can gallop home with fans for $25.

MY LITTLE PONY RAINBOW DASH SHADOW BOLT from Hasbro®
Ready for the fun-filled NIGHTMARE NIGHT festival, RAINBOW DASH pony dressed as a SHADOW BOLT villain is all set to pull off her next prank! Fans can now own a MY LITTLE PONY SHADOWBOLT figure of their own with this three inch, purple and black figure inspired by the popular series, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. This collectible SHADOWBOLT figure features RAINBOW DASH pony’s signature rainbow mane and tail, glow-in-the-dark accents and a SHADOWBOLT cutie mark, and can be purchased for $15.

The Walking Dead Comic The Governor’s Daughter Penny from McFarlane Toys™
Nothing is stronger than a father daughter bond, as we see with The Governor and his daughter Penny. Infected early on with the zombie virus, Penny has been cared for and fed by her unconditionally loving father. Penny features 12 points of articulation and includes a bucket of fresh body parts (severed leg, severed foot, severed hand, intestines, heart and Rick’s severed hand) that the Governor feeds to her. Figure also includes a fish tank with trophy heads collected by her father, one of which can be used as an alternate head for Michonne’s Pet Zombie Mike, allowing users to build Michonne’s second pet and Mike’s best friend, Terry. Fans can grab this first look item for $20.

TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Acidstorm from Hasbro®
Little is known about the mysterious air warrior Acid Storm. He serves quietly and anonymously under his commander Starscream and Lord Megatron. He speaks rarely, but when he does, it is in passionate defense of the Deception cause. His oratory skill is so great that those few who have heard him speak believe he has a great future among the Deceptions. Acid Storm has no ambition other than to soar high in the sky, seeding clouds with deadly corrosive rain that gives him his name. This sneak peek item can fly home with Conventioneers for $75.

TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Soundwave from Hasbro®
Behind his impassive expression, Soundwave is as cold and ruthless as they come. He cares nothing for right or wrong, for the advancement of a cause, or the welfare of his fellow Deceptions. He cares about information, and he acquires it any way he can. He spies on everyone, from the lowliest Autobot scout to Megatron himself. He hoards information the way a miser hoards gold, sharing it sparingly, if at all. No one knows what the true purpose behind his obsessive data collection is, but all fear him for the secrets he keeps. This first look item can be picked up by Comic-Con goers for $120.


World War Z Gerry Lane from Jazwares®, Inc.
World War Z revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane, who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Fans can recreate the intense action of World War Z with the new 6-inch Gerry Lane figure from Jazwares for $15. The figure is articulated and includes accessories.
All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items are limited editions and will be available on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last.


Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
Date: Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 4:46am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Maybe Univerze Like Wazzzpinator?
(Spoiler free-ish)


Synopsis

THE DEATH OF A WORLD! Gorlam Prime—the entrance to the so-called DEAD UNIVERSE—holds many secrets… and now ORION PAX—the ’bot who was once OPTIMUS PRIME—pries its secrets loose. But will it be too late for CYBERTRON?

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
Guest starring: Waspinator!


Story

We're back to looking at Orion Pax' quest after Jhiaxus and Bludgeon, as started in Syndromica. And we actually get a little more agency from the gruesome truesome, not not to mention a good look at what their plans are actually about. Sort of. But the issue features a small but good cast of old faces, bringing everything together so far.

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
The gang's all here


In the light of recent BotCon Beast Wars toy announcements, the presence of Waspinator is an interesting addition, and Barber manages quite successfully to give him his own idiosyncratic speech pattern without badly damaging the intelligibility or pace of the dialogue - not a small feat!

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
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I felt like we finally get a connection with the 'Prelude' Spotlights and Annuals, too, linking the Metrotitan plot (and the first appearance of Waspinator and Bludgeon in the series) to the main storylines - though not taking it back to Cybertron, yet.

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
Because it is Waspinator after all


The use of Waspinator is a good one, as he's not just tragicomic relief, Orion Pax seems to have a vague idea of what is going on, there's a fairly nice battle scene, and we get to find out what might happen next. But the ending really bugs me. Not saying what it is, but I found it disappointing.

Art

The artwork for this issue, deviating from the so far established Ramondelli-Orion Pax combo, is done by Dheeraj Verma, who also worked on the Fall of Cybertron comic. And I have to say, despite a lot of people being quite vocal against it, I really enjoyed it. Yes some characters look different, but that's the whole point of having different artists!

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
Look at Bludgeon, look at him!


The artwork really shines, though, thanks to the colouring work of Joana Lafuente. The whole issue has a great feel about it, keeping the familiar smokey tones and hues we've come to associate to the Orion Pax issues so far in Ramondelli's own colours - just clearer this time, and working perfectly with the linework.

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
And that scenic shot..!


The lettering by Chris Mowry is good as usual, and some of the soundwords are really excellently executed. One character in particular has a really good speechbubble, but I will not spoil it here. All in all, I really liked the artwork: it's new, it's different, it works. We'll see if Verma comes back later in the series, but I hope so, personally.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Overall, the story holds together pretty well, as we get back to Orion Pax' personal mission chasing Jhiaxus/Bludgeon, and catching up with Wheelie, Garnak and Hardhead (and others). The addition of Waspinator is a nice touch, and the artwork is great, with some gorgeous backgrounds and colours.

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19 Review
Revelation: Megatron is a petty child


My problem with this issue? The ending. Again, I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, but I felt that the conclusion was disappointing after an otherwise enjoyable read, finally moving away from the usual status quo conflict. Do pick it up though, as it ties up nicely some loose ends, and it just looks beautiful - and it sets up the next step really well.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: - out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

Transformers News: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions
Date: Friday, June 28th 2013 8:01pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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From the BotCon 2013 dealer room Hasbro product case we have images of the Transformers Platinum Line. These figures included the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Grimlock vs. Bruticus set that was mentioned at Toy Fair 2013 and a Reissue of the G1 Predacons, both in the line's signature premium packaging. Also on display were the previously released Ultra Magnus, Omega Supreme, and Optimus Prime. Click here to view the full gallery or any of the images found below:

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex Video - Possible SDCC Version?

Transformers News: Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex Video - Possible SDCC Version?
Date: Wednesday, June 26th 2013 10:28am CDT
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Atamaii

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YouTube reporter Atamaii has uploaded a video from the Tokyo Toy Fair that gives us a good look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex. Among other things confirms that the figure will come with two guns, rather than just the one like the Hasbro version, a chrome face and slightly different paint apps. The video also claims that this version is the same as the exclusive Comic Con one. Is this also the SDCC version?

Take a look at the embedded video, and discuss it below!



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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
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