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"ROTF" Trading Cards @ BBTS

Transformers News: "ROTF" Trading Cards @ BBTS
Date: Friday, March 13th 2009 4:20pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Sponsor News, Collectables
Posted by: DavidT | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com, TOPPS

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BigBadToyStore.com now has pre-orders up for Topps Transformers 2 Trading Cards. You can pre-order single packs for $2.49 or you can purchase a case of 24 packs for $49.99. These are scheduled to arrive sometime in May 2009.

Here's a brief description according to BBTS:


Bigger and better than ever, Transformers returns to the big screen in a thrilling, mind-blowing sequel. Backed by a tremendous marketing campaign, Revenge of the Fallen is primed for box-office domination. Ninety cards cover all the non-stop action plus a fact-filled character subset and an overview of the first movie. Inserts include: Embossed Foil Cards (1:4 packs), Authentic Autographs (TBD), Sketch Cards, and Memorabilia Cards (TBD). One Autograph, Sketch or Memorabilia card per box. 7 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.


Single Packs:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Case of 24 Packs:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

"ROTF" Trading Cards @ BBTS

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BBTS Exclusive Unicron.com Accessory Pack Pre-Orders

Transformers News: BBTS Exclusive Unicron.com Accessory Pack Pre-Orders
Date: Friday, March 13th 2009 2:27pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: DavidT | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com, Unicron.com

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BigBadToyStore.com now has pre-orders up for the Unicron.com Accessory pack which seems to be listed as a BBTS Exclusive.
The set is priced at $29.99 and is scheduled to arrive sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2009.


The set consists of:
1x Transformers Animated Key
2x Stasis Cuffs - We searched the world looking for just the right material to produce the perfect cuff! And we think we found it! Durable, flexible (but retains its shape) just the right color and given an awesome matte finish which provides a nice cell animated aesthetic. Plus, as you can see, each cuff comes bristling with "energon-ey goodness!"
2x Magnet Upgrades (for Ratchet)- These babies may not *actually* be able to bring your Dinobots toys to life, but they sure look like they could! Color matched, matte finish for the animated aesthetic we were shooting for, they're as easy to attach and detach as all of his other gadgets! In fact, they use the exact same mechanism. Once our parts are in place, the figure's elbows can be bent all the way without those black parts flipping up.
1x Transformers Animated All-Spark with Crystal Orb, handles, outer casing and core (not currently pictured)
2x sticker sheets, with link to free online instructions (not currently pictured)

Check out this awesome set by clicking here:


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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Takara / Tomy Website Update

Transformers News: Takara / Tomy Website Update
Date: Friday, March 13th 2009 1:59pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: DavidT | Credit(s): Takara/Tomy, DavidT

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TakaraTomy has updated their website with their March 26th, 2009 releases. Among the releases are Masterpiece MP8 Grimlock, Henkei C-16 through C-19, and Encore 15 Cassettes They've also updated the Henkei Lineup page, Events page, and their Streaming Video page. Check out their wesite here:

http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF/index.html
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Preorders now available for Transformers Head Wobblers

Transformers News: Preorders now available for Transformers Head Wobblers
Date: Friday, March 13th 2009 1:51pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Nicholas Manocchio

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Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has just updated its new preorder listings with what appears to be Transformers bobble head figures being referred to as Head Wobblers. The listings are for both G1 or "Classic" Transformers and Revenge of the Fallen models. Pictured below are Leaders Optimus Prime and Megatron in both incarnations:

Preorders now available for Transformers Head Wobblers

Preorders now available for Transformers Head Wobblers

Preorders now available for Transformers Head Wobblers

Preorders now available for Transformers Head Wobblers

Also available for preorder is both G1 and Movie Bumblebee. The going price on these is listed at $10.99 USD. Check out all the listings by clicking here.

More Images of ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas

Transformers News: More Images of ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas
Date: Friday, March 13th 2009 1:36pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): yizhi521 , TF08.net

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Transformers fan site TF08.net has posted more images of upcoming Transformers Revenge of the Fallen figures. Included in the mix is the Fast Action Battler Decepticon Sideways and Robot Replicas Megatron and boxed images of Deluxe figures Sideswipe and Rampage.

ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas

ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas

ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas

ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas

ROTF Deluxe, Fast Action Battlers and Robot Replicas

The images you see are courtesy of TF08.net and were provided by member yizhi521.

Seibertron.com will continue to bring you all the latest news on the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen figure line as it becomes available.

Unicron.com Accesory Pack #6 Update: Stasis Cuffs!

Transformers News: Unicron.com Accesory Pack #6 Update: Stasis Cuffs!
Date: Thursday, March 12th 2009 5:24pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): unicron.com

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The latest piece from Unicron.com's Transformers Animated Accessory Set #6 has been revealed, Stasis Cuffs!

Click here to see an entire gallery of the item, and the teaser image of the yet to be revealed Allspark.

Unicron.com Accesory Pack #6 Update: Stasis Cuffs!

Unicron.com Accesory Pack #6 Update: Stasis Cuffs!

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Transformers News: Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss
Date: Wednesday, March 11th 2009 8:55pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Skowl

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After a temporary hiatus, the Buried Treasure feature on Seibertron.com has now returned!

The year 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Transformers franchise. To celebrate this incredible milestone, Seibertron.com will look back at a quarter-century of great Transformers toys, bringing back into the limelight some brilliant figures that have fallen through the cracks over the years. Once a week, a fan (be it a member of the staff or a user on the site) will have the opportunity to write about one of their favourite "hidden gems" of the Transformers Universe, and have their review posted on the site's front page.

We hope this feature will be a great success, and that many of you will be encouraged to look back at the last 25 years of Transformers and perhaps take a worthwhile second-look at some real unsung classics of the Transformers universe.

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Buried Treasure - Dirt Boss (Cybertron series - 2005)

By Skowl

For me, one of the best post-Beast Wars Transformers toylines was the Cybertron series, and one of the best figures of the line (or any line for that matter) was the deluxe-class Decepticon Dirt Boss, a futuristic monster-truck from the Planet Speedia (or was it Velocitron?).

Originally released under the ackward name "Inch Up" (stop giggling!) in the Japanese Galaxy Force series, Dirt Boss was released as part of the first wave of Cybertron figures to hit stores - but as the line gained in popularity, the mold fell behind. Dirt Boss was never re-released in any subsequent wave of figures and as of today has never been repainted or remolded, though anyone who owns this toy will surely agree that the mold has great potential.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

As I mentioned in the inaugural review of Cybertron Cannonball, one of the greatest things about the Cybertron line was its brilliant package design. As you can see, the card backing takes the shape of the Decepticon insignia and Dirt Boss's mainly purple colour scheme meshes very well with the packaging, creating a great look overall. The boxart features an angry-looking Dirt Boss, and it's a great interpretation of the character - better than in the cartoon anyway.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

The back of the card gives us a glimpse at Dirt Boss's gimmicks (I'll get to those in a minute), as well as his bio and tech specs. Everything is very crisp, clear & uncluttered. A very nice piece for MOC collectors.

But leaving Dirt Boss in his plastic prison isn't doing this great figure justice, let's take him out and see what he can do!

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Dirt Boss's vehicle mode is a wicked-looking futuristic monster truck. As far as TF vehicles go, this one is really unique and is unlike any monster truck you'll see on this planet (and I'm assuming your reading this from planet Earth). His colours here are mainly purple with green as a strong secondary colour and nice silver detailing on the hood, on the roof (with molded spotlights) and on the side of the truck. There are also some green exhaust pipes in the back and some green tubes on the hood, next to the truck's exposed engine-thing, while four green headlights decorate the grey bumper in the front. The colours are very reminiscent of classic G1 Decepticons, making this cool TF even better for having a sense of history.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

The wheels and suspension take up about half of the entire truck mode. Everything here is mostly green and while the wheels may look black, they are actually a slightly transluscent dark red. What is most bizarre is how the wheels are attached to the truck - instead of having each wheel attached to the vehicle's main body, the wheels are attached to each other on each side with a connection to the truck's main body in the middle of the wheel segment. Those big wheels of his roll very nicely on carpeted surfaces, giving him great play value for the kiddies. It really looks like he's driving on two giant lollipops, but I think it looks hardcore awesome.

Just sayin'.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

So there, soak it in - this really is an awesome looking truck. It looks aggressive, dangerous and it just screams "King of the Road" - oh, and while you're at it, pop in that Cyber Key, and see how Dirt Boss is "King of the Offroad" as well...

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

One great thing about Dirt Boss is how his Cyber Key gimmick works in vehicle mode. The line was full of hit-or-miss key gimmicks, but Dirt Boss's really shines and is possibly the most unique (and the most fun) of the entire series! Pop in the key and the suspension of the truck buckles and lowers, giving Dirt Boss a sleeker "race car" look. The play value in the vehicle mode is amazing, all it takes is a Cyber Key up the rear-end and you've got a whole different vehicle!

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Transforming Dirt Boss to robot mode is easy, and great fun as well. The truck's hood unfolds into two halves, revealing both his legs. Fold out the headlights and bumper to make the feet and pull down the sides for his arms. The back end of the truck folds down and a compartment opens to reveal his head - but this can't be done if the wheels are up in "monster truck" mode as there isn't enough room to fold the piece down. Not to worry, as the designers found an ingenious way to solve this problem - simply rotate the hips around (which needs to be done anyway) and the wheels will automatically spread out as if the Cyber Key was inserted! No key needed! An Automorph gimmick years ahead of the '07 Movie line! Very clever engineering - another thing to love about this toy!

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

There's too much to say about how great a toy Dirt Boss is in robot mode. His truck mode is brilliant, but his bot mode is one of the coolest-looking Decepticons I've ever seen. The green and purple colour scheme continues in bot mode, with some added purple on the legs and black on the arms. My only complaint is that there is no paint detailing on the inside of his legs, and the purple panel for his head rests on green plastic, not purple, which looks rather strange. It is worth noting that this is not the case with his Galaxy Force counterpart Inch-Up (I said stop giggling!), who has solid purple throughout the robot's body and detaling on both sides of his legs, making for a much more unified look in bot mode. Dirt Boss is also very tall for a Deluxe-class figure, so that's great as well.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

In this mode, the truck's giant wheels stick out on both sides - not only do they look cool, but they also have a practical use as they help balance out the toy, allowing for many great poses. And as far as poseability goes, Dirt Boss has it made. His head can swivel almost 360 degrees and his arms can move up or down, swivel at the elbows and even rotate complete around where the arms meets the shoulders.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

His lower body is even more flexible (stop giggling! I didn't even say "Inch-Up" that time!) as his waist can rotate 360 degrees, his legs can rotate completely at the hip-joint and his knees can bend up or down and rotate 360 degrees as well. His long feet and "bell-bottom" legs give him just the support he needs. Getting this guy in awesome action-poses is a breeze, and there is no struggling and random toppling-over like with many other modern TF figures.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

One of my favourite things about Dirt Boss is his head sculpt. The designers created a head as unique as the rest of the toy, abandoning the old symmetrical faces and giving Dirt Boss a targeting rectacle eye-patch (with three different lenses! Check out the attention to detail!) as well as an asymmetrical head crest. The silver on his face really brings out the "don't mess with me" expression, and I love the little green goatee thing.

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Something else that sets Dirt Boss apart from the rest is how his Cyber Key gimmick works in robot mode. Instead of unlocking the same mechanism in both modes, Dirt Boss's gimmick is entirely different in his robot form. Instead of lowering the truck's wheels, the Cyber Key flips out two shoulder-mounted cannons - which is great since Dirt Boss, sadly, does not come packaged with any weapons.

All in all, Dirt Boss is one hell of a great toy - and one of my all time personal favourites. He is a one-of-a-kind figure with great play value all around, great looking vehicle mode with a unique gimmick, an awesome robot with amazing poseability and great engineering. All that at the Deluxe-class price-point - you really get your money's worth, and then some! I would personally recommend Galaxy Force "Inch-Up" (ha! I get it now!) if only for the better paint application, but if you can get your hands on any version of Dirt Boss, do it! This is one amazing figure that every fan should own, and love as much as I do! Thanks for reading!


Links:

Visit the Cybertron Dirt Boss gallery by clicking here
...Or find your own buried treasures by visiting all the toy galleries here!

* If you would like to write a review for our "Buried Treasures" feature, please send a private message to Skowl on the Seibertron.com forums!

Previous Buried Treasure Reviews:

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Cannonball by Skowl

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Snapdragon by Jeep

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Cybertron Downshift by Chuckdawg1999

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Frostbite by Duke of Luns

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Octopunch by Jeep

Buried Treasure Review - Cybertron Dirt Boss

Emergency Mini-Con Team by Nekoman

FansProject G3 Trailer in action, Roller Launch!

Transformers News: FansProject G3 Trailer in action, Roller Launch!
Date: Wednesday, March 11th 2009 8:55pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): *Soundwave* FansProject

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FansProject updates again!

This time they are showing us the Roller launch mechanism of the G3 Trailer with a short Youtube Video!

TFCC Prologue Comic: "The Desert Heat"

Transformers News: TFCC Prologue Comic: "The Desert Heat"
Date: Wednesday, March 11th 2009 5:26pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News, Company News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): TFCC

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The Official Transformers Club have updated their website with an all new 2 page comic set in their Shattered Glass Universe.

"The Desert Heat" is a prologue to the upcoming Club comic "Eye in the Sky", which is due for release in April, and features this year's Club exclusive figure Heatwave, as he, Starscream, Soundwave and other heroic Decepticons track down Hotrod and his band of evil Autobots.

Also the Club would like to remind you all that only 5 days remain to be eligible to receive this year's free figure Heatwave.

To check out the Transformers Collector's Club comic "The Desert Heat", please click here.

iGear Autoscout Sets up for order on BBTS

Transformers News: iGear Autoscout Sets up for order on BBTS
Date: Wednesday, March 11th 2009 1:56pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has placed the iGear Autoscout mini-cassette up for preorder, for 19.99. Interestingly that there are two versions, a blue package version and a black package version.

The listed differences are that the blue package comes with 3x energon cubes and the black package comes with 2x kremzeek

See the blue listing here,
See the black listing here,
Or see the combined listing here.

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