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New TFA Listings Up @ BBTS - UPDATE New Universe Listings

Transformers News: New TFA Listings Up @ BBTS  - UPDATE New Universe Listings
Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2008 7:16pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): BBTS

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BBTS has updated their website to include the next two Transformers Animated Voyager figures Grimlock and Lugnut.

You can pre-order each figure for $23.99 or both figures for $46.99. The two figures will be available some time close to August.

To pre-order these two giants, click here









EDIT:

BBTS also has Wave 2 of Transformers Universe Deluxe figures up for pre-order as well. While there are no official images, they do give us a brake down of the next wave.

In wave two, revision 1 we get one Tankor & Acid Storm, and two each of Sunstreaker, Prowl and Galvatron.

In revision 2 we get one each of Sunstreaker & Acid Storm, and two each of Prowl, Tankor & Galvatron.

These figures are due out sometime close to August.

Product update from eToysJapan.com

Transformers News: Product update from eToysJapan.com
Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2008 10:03am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): eToysJapan.com

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Here is the latest product update from eToysJapan.com, one of Seibertron.com's sponsors.

www.etoysjapan.com

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Free gift

From 27-April on all customers who made purchase of US$60 or more (single order not counting shipping cost) on stocked Transformers from Hasbro and/or Takara Tomy we will throw in a free gift of Hasbro Transformer Watch for free!!


Note: Terms and conditions listed on Transformer Watch item page.


Restocking:

Bandai SOC GX-40 God Mars arriving 29-April-08


New arrival:

Transformers:

Takara Tomy Classic D-03 Astro Train

Takara Tomy Scanning Bumblebee


Action Figures:

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Ultraman Jack in Human Form Hideki Goh mail-order limited


Figures:

Medicom Star Wars Kubrick Series 8


Pre-orders (Latest addition)


Transformers:

Takara Tomy Encore 11 Skywarp & Thundercracker,

Takara Tomy Encore 12 Metro Flex,

Takara Tomy Classic Henkei C-06 Sky Fire,

Takara Tomy Classic Henkei C-07 Sunstreaker,

Takara Tomy Classic Henkei C-08 Prowl,

Takara Tomy Classic Henkei D-04 Ramjet



Action Figures:

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Ultraman Taro,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Speed Racer,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Emperor’s Royal Guard,


Pre-orders (Available)


Transformers:

Takara Tomy BinalTech BT-19 Bluestreak Subaru Imprezza WRX,

Takara Tomy BinalTech BT-20 Meister RX8 MazadaSpeed Ver. 2,

Takara Tomy BinalTech BT-21 Arcee Honda S2000,

Takara Tomy BinalTech BT-22 Optimus Prime Ram SRT-10,



Action Figures:

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Kamen Rider Black,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX DragonBall Z Son Goku

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Ultraman Ace Seijin Hokuto mail-order limited,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Ace Killer mail-order Limited,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Wing Man Red and Yellow ver. 2 mail-order limited,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Alien,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Indiana Jones and Henry Jones,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Kamen Rider ZX mail-order limited,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX DragonBall Z Super Saiyan Son Goku mail-order limited,

Medicom 1/6 RAH DX Ultraman Renewal C Type

Medicom 1/8 RAH220DX Kamen Rider Amazon Latter Ver. mail-order limited,

Medicom 1/8 Kamen Rider Amazon Human Yamamoto Daisuke mail-order limited, , Medicom Project BM 1/6 BM-15 Kamen Rider Den-Oh,

Medicom 1/6 Star Wars Clone Trooper,

Takara Tomy 1/6 CG Kerberos Saga Toribe Soichiroh,

Takara Tomy 1/6 CG Kerberos Saga Todome Kohichi,

Wave 1/10 Appleseed Briareos Hecatonchires,

Wave 1/10 Appleseed Dunan Knute


Chogokins:


Fewture EX gokin Mazinger 1969, Go Nagai 40the Anniversary

Impossible Toys Website Update - Quintesson Pictures & More

Transformers News: Impossible Toys Website Update - Quintesson Pictures & More
Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2008 8:50am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Impossible Toys

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Impossible Toys has updated their website with new images from the Quint Series. If you are not familiar with this series – the figures stand approximately 5” – 6” tall. They are based on the Qunitesson characters. All seem to be jointed and are able to be posed. Some require batteries and have lighting affects. No word yet, when their release date will be. Their original release has been delayed.

Quint-02 Scientist


Scientist1
Scientist2



Prosecutor


Prosecutor1
Prosecutor2



Quint-04 Executor


Executor1
Executor2



Quint-05 Bailiff


Bailiff



Also included are prototype images of Nightbird


Nightbird1
Nightbird2



Package shots of Kremzeek, which lights up.


Henkei Hot Rodimus & More - Pictures

Transformers News: Henkei Hot Rodimus & More - Pictures
Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2008 7:33am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Amazon Japan

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More images of Henkei Hot Rodimus have appeared on Amazon Japan. As previously reported, Hot Rodimus will have a gold chrome spoiler and paint scheme similar to his G1 counterpart. He will be released at the end of May.







You can check out the original listing here


Amazon has images of other figures as well, including pictures of Convoy BT-22 with red arms and solid blue legs, which is slightly different from the KISS Players and Alternator’s version. It is unclear if this is the final color. Convoy will be released in June.




Comparison pictures from Seibertron.com:



Pictures of Movie Battle Mode Bumblebee M-22, which is similar to Stealth Mode Bumblebee except with a different paint scheme. The mold utilizes the Concept Camero, but the figure has it's battlemask drawn forward. This figure will be released in May.


Movie Inferno, Mudflap & Universe Blaster on Ebay

Transformers News: Movie Inferno, Mudflap & Universe Blaster on Ebay
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 10:08pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Scaleface & eBay

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Two new Transformer Movie repaints and one new Transformers Universe repaint have shown up on eBay.

In the fall Toys-R-Us will be releasing a number of exclusives. Among them are Transformers Movie Voyager figures Inferno and Mudflap. These two figures are repaints of Armada Red Alert and Cybertron Mudflap

Universe Blaster is a repaint of Cybertron Soundwave

To see these listings yourself click on the listings below:

All Spark Power Inferno

All Spark Power Mudflap

Universe Blaster

TF Animated Toy release schedule for Holland up

Transformers News: TF Animated Toy release schedule for Holland up
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 8:18pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): BFTA

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The BFTA has updated their website with a Transformers Animated toy release schedule for Holland. Reports are already coming in that TF Animated figures are available in the UK, so releases of the figures worldwide is information Seibertronian's across the globe are waiting for.

The release schedule is as follows:

animated activators------------- najaar (Fall 08)
animated deluxe----------------- eind april (End of April)
animated bumper battlers------ najaar (Fall 08)
animated voyager--------------- midden mei (Mid May 08)
animated battle pack----------- najaar (Fall 08)
animated power bots (cyber stomping)- midden augustus (Mid August 08)
animated leader---------------- eind augustus (End August 08)
animated supreme------------- najaar (Fall 08)


You can view the original posting of this information here.

HTS Updates TF Animated Preorders, some to ship sooner!!!

Transformers News: HTS Updates TF Animated Preorders, some to ship sooner!!!
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 12:49pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): RAT BAT

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Hasbro Toy Shop has updated its website with new information regarding Transformers Animated pre orders.

New listings have appeared for TFA Grimlock




And for TFA Lugnut




But that's not all. The original June 24th release for all Animated figures has been bumped up to May 25th 2008 for most preorders.

To view all preorder listings at HTS.com, click here.

Deep Space Starscream now availiable on Target.com!

Transformers News: Deep Space Starscream now availiable on Target.com!
Date: Monday, May 5th 2008 5:07pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): I_AM... MEGATRON!

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Target Exclusive Deep Space Starscream is available for shipment online at Target.com. The Premium figures is listed as online only with a retail price of $19.97 USD.






Another bonus to the mix, enter discount code 2IINXJ25 to receive and additional 10% off your purchase.

You can view the listing here.

Accurate G1 KO's: How to identify them, and the list!

Transformers News: Accurate G1 KO's:  How to identify them, and the list!
Date: Sunday, May 4th 2008 10:34pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): tigertracks 24

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The Knockoffs: Who wants one anyway ("I do I do," some say.) The very tempting toys...
I know that the thought of a KO 'transformer' making it in to someone's collection would turn them ill. Others buy them to have as part of their collection to kitbash, fill a void until an
original can be found, or (insert reason here).

I have to say, I am guilty of buying some of the newest G1 accurate KO's (sorry HASBRO, I promise never to do it again). I did this because I knew there would never be a NEMESIS MIRAGE made, and also because I knew getting my hands on the red version of the G1 Mirage mold was as likely to happen as me winning the lottery to be able to afford it. So I justified the purchases to myself. However you justify buying or not buying them though, the fact is these are out there, and they are taking the money of loyal TF brand buyers and in some cases deceiving them into believing they are buying an officially licensed re-issue (Deceptive seller title to avoid the HASBRO hammer of truth). Or in some other cases, buying a vintage piece (outrageous seller claim!). HASBRO has taken notice, and seem to be slowly but surely attempting to take action, but based on their blanket statement made at Botcon it seems they are more concerned with warning their purchasing public, and less worried about stopping this (and the lunchtime specials).

KO Transformers have been out forever. As long as there have been toys, there have been cheaply made KO's sold and bought (just ask ol' Spidey), and since Transformers are very popular, well, cash called and asked if you wanted to make some...but none have been this accurate, this spot on, which is what makes them so tempting.

Spotting A G1 'Vintage' Re-issue KO:
Yes, I know the title seems obvious, but some people may not know that sellers often replace 'Knock Off' with 'Re-Issue' because well, they are smart and want to sell product. Which sounds like a nicer, friendlier name to you, KNOCK OFF, or RE-ISSUE?

#1) So be leery when you see the name 'Re-issue!' in an auction title. You may be purchasing a product that you are not intending.

#2) [size=150">Price-- It seems obvious to collectors that have been around the block that getting a MINT IN SEALED BOX VINTAGE G1 Optimus Prime for $80.00 is outrageously cheap, and will never happen these days. But to the naive grandmother shopping for her grandson/daughter that may seem about right--even too much. Poor HASBRO, you lost another, and worse, you may have lost a potential money maker because this mistake was made. Poor quality in the KO, it breaks, "I'm not buying any more of those for my grandchildren" and BAM! a customer may be lost to the market or brand. I know this is extreme, and I also know seniors are not the only naive buyers out there, it was simply to make a point. The poor quality will win out, and may cause some to change their favorites because there was no reliability in a supposedly quality product (Mattel is feeling this wrath right now). HASBRO gets screwed but really had nothing to do with it. Let's not forget also that Prime is also tripley caution worthy because he has been re-issued a few times, and his ENCORE version is worth about $80 in some places.

The List of Vintage G1 Knock Offs that 'Look' and 'Feel' just like 1984-1989:

Yes, it's true they do, and they do. My Mirages feel and look just like my original--minus the dirtiness (of course, my new ones have the variant colors...).

How can one avoid them? The best way, be armed with knowledge, and ask questions. To help with the knowledge part, I am attempting to create a list of these accurate phonies with their respective repaints in hopes that it will help someone along the way make an informed choice whether to buy or not. I don't care either way, but you need to know what you are getting, or what you are not getting. There are a lot of good people on this site that can give you their thoughts about the item, thus, there is no reason for you to get taken out of your hard earned money, use it on what you intend to, not on something that was a mistake!

This is the list of Transformers marketed as possible re-issues that are not licensed re-issues that have boxart, box, specs, bubble, weapons--everything accurate to the original--even the quality [size=150">SOMETIMES.


Beachcomber
Bombshell
Brawn
Bumblebee
Buzzsaw/Lazerbeak (Normal, clear, clear orange, clear blue, white, and black)
Cliffjumper
Constructicon Boxed Set
Cosmos
Frenzy/Rumble (Normal, clear, clear orange, clear blue, white, black)
Gnaw (Sharkticon)
Grimlock (Normal, Clear)
Hubcap
Kickback
Lazerbeak/Buzzsaw (Normal, clear, clear orange, clear blue, white, and black)
Metroplex (Normal, Metrotitan variant colors)
Mirage (Normal, Black, Clear, Red)
Optimus Prime (Normal, Normal/gold chrome**, Black***, Clear, Tan)
Outback
Powerglide*
Ratbat
Ravage
Rumble/Frenzy (Normal, clear, clear orange, clear blue, white, and black)
Seaspray
Shrapnel
Slag (Normal, Clear)
Sludge (Normal, Clear)
Snarl
Sunstreaker
Swoop
Warpath
Windcharger

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I hope someone finds this useful and makes an informed decision because of it. If there are missing TF's on the KO list let me know and I will add them. If there are more ways/tricks to spotting them, I will be glad to add them in.

Remember, be forewarned, and go shopping with knowledge!


*nope not mine, but a cool picture, nonetheless

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The saying goes "If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it must be a duck!" does not apply to Transformers. Transformers is a brand name that applies to a product owned by HASBRO and TAKARA/TOMY. If it has the name TRANSFORMERS it is an approved product--until now, at least--. But just because it is a transforming toy, does not put it in the category of being the official TRANSFORMERS that HASBRO and TAKARA/TOMY intend and approve to put on the market. Be careful in your shopping, be cautious, be wise, and know what you are buying.

Orange Tips- The First Step: What's Next For Megatron?

Transformers News: Orange Tips- The First Step:  What's Next For Megatron?
Date: Sunday, May 4th 2008 7:32pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Media
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Yahoo news.com

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According to a recent article on Yahoo News, there are a number of new bills in Congress to work on making the toy gun laws in the United States even more strict in many states:

"Among those 15 states, seven bills limiting fake guns are pending this year and 21 have been enacted since 1990, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Some states have enacted or are considering multiple measures. They range from prohibiting imitation firearms in vehicles to banning the toys from convenience stores.

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a proposal by state Rep. John Deberry to make it a misdemeanor to intentionally display or expose "an imitation firearm in a public place in a threatening manner." Exceptions include justifiable self defense, lawful hunting, and displays such as a museum collection."


So will these bills become law? Will this have even more of an ill effect on the state of Re-Issue and Masterpiece Megatrons being bought and sold within the United States? Will your state be one that adopts these new proposals? Will you have to keep your Megatrons locked in a gun cabinet and have a permit to own one?

You can read the whole article here.

However, if you live in the United States and are having trouble swallowing these new toy gun law possibilities, ask any of our Australian members about their troubles with the recent Masterpiece Megatrons seized at customs --some destroyed--, and gun safety permits needed to own one. Yes, that's right ask them about having to get a weapons permit to own a Re-issue or Masterpiece Megatron.

Oh to have the innocence of the 80's back...




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