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Robotkingdom Animated And Universe Closeout Sale 6 / 17 / 09

Transformers News: Robotkingdom Animated And Universe Closeout Sale 6 / 17 / 09
Date: Wednesday, June 17th 2009 6:07am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Robotkingdom.com

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Hi,

Please post the news that we have close out price for some animated & universe items. You can order by case also. Don't miss the chance and many items are limited supply only.

Here is the approximate price for the Animated & Universe items

Legend: $1.53, case: $11.9
Deluxe: $4.99 each, case: $37.9
Voyager: $8.97 each, case: $34
Ultra: $12 each, case: $22.9
Leader: $16.9 each, case: $32
Supreme: $21, case: $39.9
Mighty Muggs: $5.99, case: $22.9

There are more items, please check following link.

http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/es ... 74&lang=us



Robotkingdom Crew
www.robotkingdom.com

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Transformers News: Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery
Date: Tuesday, June 16th 2009 5:50pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): SentinelPrime878

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Seibertron.com member SentinelPrime878 managed to get his hands on one of the 15 red-steel coloured Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime, produced by Mololith Designs and has taken a mini-photogallery of this awesome figure.

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

Heart of Steel Optimus Prime figure mini gallery

New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, Scout Two-Packs, And ROTF Arcee Bio / Specs

Transformers News: New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, Scout Two-Packs, And ROTF Arcee Bio / Specs
Date: Tuesday, June 16th 2009 4:07pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): tfctoys@TFW

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Ebay seller Tfctoys has revealed some interesting new goodness for us to discuss and eventually hunt for.

In a post on TFW, Tfctoys revealed images of ROTF Arcee's bio and tech specs. But also this seller revealed Walmart exclusive scout versus two-packs, which coincidentally are just repackages of the scouts released exclusively at Target for the first movie.

And finally, tfctoys shows an image of a new minicon 10-pack, not the same minicon 10 pack from Kmart last year, no this one has some of the same CLASSIC minicon molds, and a few new ones. It also has a Universe style package, at least in this picture. Unreleased exclusive?

You can check out the original thread here, and the downloaded images below.


New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, ScoutTwo-Packs, And More

New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, ScoutTwo-Packs, And More

New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, ScoutTwo-Packs, And More

New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, ScoutTwo-Packs, And More

New WALMART Minicon Exclusives, ScoutTwo-Packs, And More

Takara Tomy Transformers Quiz Contest

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Quiz Contest
Date: Tuesday, June 16th 2009 3:49pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Real Devastator

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Seibertron.com member Real Devastator has just posted some more information for us regarding a Quiz Contest being held by Japanese Transformers manufacturer Takara Tomy. Below is the translated version of the info courtesy of Real Devastator:

http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF ... rcamp.html

Takara TF page having a quiz, with 100 pieces of ROTF Toy giving away. (Leader Prime, Deluxe BB, Leader Meg, Deluxe sideways 25 each)

Question 1: How many year anniversaries is the Transformers brand?
Ans: 5, 10, 20 or 25

Question 2: What is the English name of Autobot Leader - Convoy?
Ans: Megatron, Starscream, Bumble bee, Optimus Prime

Question 3: What is the character name of the leading actor of ROTF?
Ans: Wiki, Wikiki, WiKIIKi, Wictwiky (did i spell correctly?)

Question 4: Which is the origin country of TF?
Ans: Italy, France, USA, Japan


The contest is only open to residents of Japan, unfortunately.

Alt Mode Pic of ROTF Mixmaster G1 Deco

Transformers News: Alt Mode Pic of ROTF Mixmaster G1 Deco
Date: Monday, June 15th 2009 4:53pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen

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Seibertron.com has learned that new images have appeared of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen constructicon Mixmaster in G1 colors. We previously reported on this figure but only had a robot image.

Alt Mode Pic of ROTF Mixmaster G1 Deco

Alt Mode Pic of ROTF Mixmaster G1 Deco

No official word on when we could possibly see this figure on toy shelves at the time of posting.

Lucky Draw Revoltech Starscream?

Transformers News: Lucky Draw Revoltech Starscream?
Date: Monday, June 15th 2009 3:31pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Auctions
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): MandySeven, ebay

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Seibertron.com member MandySeven has found a very interesting ebay auction. The seller claims that he's selling a Lucky Draw version of the Revoltech Starscream. There are supposedly only 10 made of this, here is what he has to say:

Here is one item I'm sure even major Starscream fans have not seen before: The lucky draw Revoltech grade-up Starscream, of which only 10 were produced as a raffle for those who pre-ordered Starscream through the Kaiyodo store!

The toy has been finished with a bluish shadowed tint in order to simulate a more realistic, detailed look than the flat gray of the normal version. As proof of authenticity, the toy includes a certificate (visisble inside the box window on the pictures.)

Although only 10 were made of the toy, I am putting the item up for what is a very reasonable price as lucky draws go! I can guarantee that I won't be able to find another, so if you're a Starscream fan, make sure to pounce on it! Contact me if you have any questions on the item.


We do not know if this is in fact an authentic item and advise you to be careful.

Click here to see the auction.


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ROTF Dead End & Ice Cream Twin in Package

Transformers News: ROTF Dead End & Ice Cream Twin in Package
Date: Monday, June 15th 2009 5:31am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Real Devastator, the Arker

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The Arker.com has new images of the Transformers Revenge of The Fallen deluxe class twins Mudflap and Skids icecream truck mode and deluxe class Dead End in package.
Click the image to see the original posting.

ROTF Dead End & Ice Cream Twin in Package

ROTF Dead End & Ice Cream Twin in Package

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TRU Sale Buy 1 Get one Half off ROTF

Transformers News: TRU Sale Buy 1 Get one Half off ROTF
Date: Sunday, June 14th 2009 12:06pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): nemesis-prime

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Seibertron.com member nemesis-prime has just informed us that there's a new sale going on at Toys R Us this week. For those of you who may have missed out on the $7.99 USD Deluxe class sale, here's some good news.



"This week Toys R Us has buy 1 get 1 half off on fast action battlers, robot replicas, and deluxes. This is basically $8 each but now they include robot replicas and FAB class."

The sale ends June 20, 2009.

ROTF Toys Now At Burger King UK

Transformers News: ROTF Toys Now At Burger King UK
Date: Sunday, June 14th 2009 12:35am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Savage | Credit(s): Zordon

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Seibertron.Com member Zordon has just informed us that Burger Kings in the UK are now giving out ROTF toys with their kids' meals. So, parents in the UK, make a run to BK, and don't forget to get a toy for your kid as well! When you get back, discuss these toys and check out some pictures in Zordon's thread.

Hasbro Transforms Its Toy-Movie Model

Transformers News: Hasbro Transforms Its Toy-Movie Model
Date: Saturday, June 13th 2009 5:03pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): BusinessWeek

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BusinessWeek has posted an article analysing Hasbro's marketing strategy with the upcoming Summer movies: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and GI Joe: Rise of Cobra.

Toy giant Hasbro (HAS) used to bid against other toymakers for rights to sell toys based on hot movies. Now the tables are reversed, as some of the biggest movies this summer are coming right out of Hasbro's own toy chest.

Case in point, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the latest installment of the Transformers franchise, which opens in theaters on June 24. Analysts believe the film from Paramount Pictures (VIA) and director Michael Bay could be even bigger than its 2007 predecessor, Transformers, which grossed $700 million worldwide at the box office. That movie also sold $480 million worth of toys for Hasbro, 13% of the company's overall sales in 2007.

There's more on the way. Hasbro has a movie based on its G.I. Joe toy line coming out on Aug. 7. The company has an April 2011 release for a movie version of its Stretch Armstrong figure, to be directed by Ron Howard. That is part of a six-picture deal the company has with Universal Studios (GE), which included a movie version of Monopoly. Meanwhile, archrival Mattel (MAT) is working on movie versions of Hot Wheels and Major Matt Mason.

Turning its own toy brands into movies has a lot of benefits for Hasbro. The company doesn't have to spend as much on toy marketing since the movie studio is already doing that to promote the film. In the case of summer movies, it also means the toymaker spreads its sales more evenly throughout the year. And Hasbro doesn't have to pay the fat licensing fees to filmmakers that made Star Wars creator George Lucas one of the company's largest shareholders. "I can't give you specifics," says Hasbro's chief executive, Brian Goldner, but "it is more profitable when we own the brand."

Enduring Appeal

Since the original Transformers toy line and cartoon made their debut 25 years ago, the saga of cars, airplanes, and other devices that convert into battling robots has proven to have a wide, enduring (and for many people, surprising) appeal. Hasbro now has a large base of parents who are as familiar with the franchise as their kids. Michael Spector, a 37-year-old Web producer in Easton, Penn., has 600 Transformers action figures in his collection, so many it took a whole day to move them. He's planning on buying a few more of this year's versions, mostly on behalf of his 8-year-old son, T.J. "It's a bonding thing," Spector explains. "Who doesn't want to see robots beating the heck out of each other?"

Hasbro has borrowed heavily from its Star Wars experience in creating Transformers toys. There are $300 limited-edition robot sets for adult collectors, $22 action figures with lights and sound for younger kids, even $12 preschool robots. This year's Bumblebee Voice Mixer helmet, $40, looks suspiciously like a Darth Vadar toy Hasbro created under its Star Wars license. The $40 Plasma Cannon is a fatter version of a light saber.

Like Lucas, Hasbro has found ways to connect with its fans even in years when movies aren't released. BotCon, an annual conference for Transformers toy collectors, which Hasbro sponsors, just celebrated its 15th year. It drew a record 7,000 attendees to Pasadena, Calif., in early June. "It's fantasy," says Brian Savage, whose company organizes the shows. "People have to have something they enjoy."

Paramount paid the $200 million cost to produce the latest Transformers flick. But that doesn't mean Hasbro gets an entirely free ride. It must share some royalties for toys based on the movie with the studio and Bay. Hasbro also has to pay royalties to Takara Tomy (7867.T), the Japanese company that designed the original toys on which the Transformers are based.

Complicated Bad Guy

Hasbro does get a seat at the table in developing the script. This year's movie has three times as many characters as the first one—that means more toys. And there is a particularly complicated bad guy named Devastator, who is five bad guys in one. His toy retails for $99.

This year's movie involves more locations, jumping from the Middle East to China, which gives more kids a local connection to the brand. Hasbro coincidentally shifted from having independent distributors based in many countries such as China to having its own employees there distribute the toys to retailers. That means the manufacturer shares less of the profits. And retailers are expected to stock up this year. "The last time around, retailers underestimated demand and it was sold out for several months," says Sean McGowan, a toy analyst at Needham. "Hasbro will sell a lot more. More people are convinced it's a hot property."

The flurry of toy-based movies does raise the question of whether Hasbro is overdoing the tie-ins. A previous movie version of the board game Clue was a disappointment. "All this is cyclical," says Ira Mayer, publisher of The Licensing Letter, an industry trade publication. "You have one hit, there's a surge." Hasbro's Goldner says he's conscious of the risk of overkill. "We spend a lot of time working up front," he says. "We wouldn't bet into the business if we didn't feel it was a great story."

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