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BigBadToyStore.com Product Update

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore.com Product Update
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2005 11:19pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com

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Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a bigbatch of new arrivals as well as a few new preorders listed towards the end of this message.

NEW ARRIVALS:

TAKARA BINALTECH: The BT-16 Skids and BTA-03 Broadblast Toyota (Scion) bB figures have just arrived! We opened them up to get nice clear pictures and were impressed with the fairly complicated transformation. Skids is a blue bB and Broadblast is metallic gray and comes with a mini pvc figure.
The BT-16 is priced at $52.99 and the BTA-03 is $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=7

KING KONG BUSTS - WETA: The first wave of high quality busts from Weta New Zealand has just arrived. They kept the production numbers fairly
low on these busts (usually 3000 or less) so they should maintain their collectibility well into the future. We now have the V-Rex Bust, Kong & Ann Bust, Kong & V-Rex Bookends, and three cool mini skull busts. Weta did a very nice job with these and we've priced everything quite a bit under MSRP so take a look:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=579&company=126

BRAVE SERIES: The BR-03 Might gunner and immense BR-04 Great Mightgaine figures have just arrived. The BR-04 set is priced at $209.99 and comes packaged in a giant 21" x 21" x 6" box with full opening flap secured by velcro. All the figures are displayed in train mode and the inside of the box has a lot of small windows in it to display each figure. We do
still have some of the BR-01 and BR-02 sets in stock so you can either pick them all up separately or together in the giant giftset.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=572

MCFARLANE DRAGONS: The limited edition Eternal Clan Boxed Set is now in available for $15.99. This set features the Eternal Dragon from series 1, but with an improved paint job and nice display box. From what our sales rep said, this should be fairly limited and won't be widely available like many mass market McFarlane items are.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF10560&mode=retail


BATTLE TROLL OF MORDOR STATUE: This will be one of the final releases from Sideshow for LotR and they have definitely put together a nice piece with the Battle Troll statue. We have it listed below MSRP at $164.99. The troll has a dead victim in hand and is heavily armored, the base is a series of stone steps he is climbing.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ssc10243&mode=retail


GUNDAM: A few new action figures as well as a great model kit. The 1/60 Strike Freedom Gundam Lightning Edition is a huge kit packed in a perfect grade sized box, this kit comes with a variety of tiny lights and wiring that will light up the hands, chest, head, and many translucent joints.
This kit is priced at $114.99 and should be more challenging with the addition of the electronics system. The JUMBO Grade Big Scale Gundam figures have also just arrived. These giants measure around 20 inches tall, we have 4 models in stock: Green Zaku, Red Zaku, RX-78-2 Marking Type, RX-78-2 Real Type Color. Each is priced at $199.99, which should be less than importing it directly from Japan due to the giant box size.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=443&category=1818

BLUE BOX 1:18 ELITE FORCE: Another awesomely detailed Blue Box item, the 1:18 Corsair comes with many small bombs and the wings will fold up for space saving storage. A variety of other 1:18 vehicles are also available:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=97&category=157

HELLSING - SERAS VICTORIA: From Yamato's StoryImageFigure! Lineup, we have the 6" pvc Seras Victoria figure in stock. This figure is nicely
detailed and it comes with an elaborate arm piece.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=yam10097&mode=retail


SCOPEDOG: The 1:12 Scale Purple Scopedog has just arrived and we have very limited quantities of this item priced at $114.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10098&mode=retail


TERMINATOR 3 - ATTAKUS: A high end porcelain statue of Arnold as the T-800 Terminator has just arrived. This nice piece is priced at $389.99 and is very limited in its production - only 888 pieces.


MICROMAN - MICRO-SISTERS: Takara's latest release in the Microman series is a group of four female fighters with lots of metallic chrome parts, lots of color and some clear body parts as well. The set of 4 is priced at $57.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=tak10467&mode=retail


SOUL OF CHOGOKIN: Two new arrivals, the GX-29 Black Ox and GX-24M Tetsujin 28 Blue Metal version are available for $69.99 and $74.99 respectively. These are typical Chogokin releases with lots of metal,
glossy paint, high quality and extra weapons and accessories.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=37

MCFARLANE'S MILITARY WAVE 2: The 2nd Tour of Duty set of six has just arrived. We've dropped our price to $59.99 for the set of 6 - amazing detail and authentic gear and weapons on these figures.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF10565&mode=retail


GUYVER: A new arrival from Max Factory in Japan - the Neo Zx-Tole figure is priced competitively at $99.99. This figure comes with wings, spiked shoulder armor, and lots of beetle attitude. The articulation is good and detail level is excellent.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=mf10009&mode=retail


OTFCC MEGAZARAK: We stumbled across a great bargain on a warehouse find of this figure and can now pass the savings on to you! We have Megazarak priced at just $39.99, a great chance to pick up a past exclusive at roughly 1/2 the original show price!!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS10027&mode=retail


HALO 2 - SERIES 5: We've just received the second portion of our shipment and are now able to offer all of the figures singly as well as by the
set.
The Arbiter and Steel Spartan highlight this set and Special Ops Elite and Spectre vehicle are also pretty cool.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=71&company=0&category=1702


EVANGELION FIGURES: The Red and Purple Eva figures by Kaiyodo are back in stock for $14.99 and $15.99 respectively - these consistently sell out so don't miss out.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=128

FX LIGHTSABERS: Get 10% off the Anakin & Vader Sabers with our sale price of $88.19 and the Mace FX is priced at $102.59.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=73&company=0&category=1417




NEW PREORDERS:

SUPER DEFORMED ULTRA MAGNUS STATUE: A fun 5" statue from First 4 Figures priced at just $24.99! This statue features Ultra Magnus with the Matrix and is limited to only 500 pieces in the US.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=f4f10004&mode=retail


EXCLUSIVE BLACK ROBOTMASTERS LIO CONVOY: A cool new repainted exclusive from Takara, the black Lio Convoy is priced at $34.99 and will be arriving
around January or February. We've also recently learned of a Soundblaster repaint of the Galaxy Force GX-02 Soundwave, we'll list a preorder for
this awesome figure as soon as more details are known.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=tak10488&mode=retail


CLONE TROOPER BUST-UPS 4-PACK: Four different repaints of the series 4 Bust-Up will be packaged in a giftset box and is available to preorder for just $18.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=gg10052&mode=retail


WARMACHINE: Our first offering from a new manufacturer - Southern Island, will be the Warmachine Lord Commander Coleman Stryker figure. This cool figure looks very well detailed, comes with an enormous sword and is priced at $16.99

PREORDER GALVATRON - ARRIVING SOON! Our giant shipment of the purple reissue Galvatron will be leaving Japan on December 14th or 15th! They
won't arrive in time to be delivered to you by Christmas, but should arrive shortly after that. This has been one of the hottest preorder items for us and the supply most likely won't last too long - available to preorder now at $77.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10446&mode=retail


Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the new items above as well as the continuing sale we are running here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/content.aspx?content=9

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Star Wars Transformers Carded Gallery, and General Grievous Gallery

Transformers News: Star Wars Transformers Carded Gallery, and General Grievous Gallery
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2005 10:48pm CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Wheeljack35, Darth Zax, Rebelscum, Tfkenkon

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rebelscum.com have posted on-card galleries of the first three Transformers Star Wars releases. See images of Darth Vader / TIE Advanced, General Grievous / Wheel Bike, and Obi-Wan Kenobi / Jedi Starfighter here at Rebelscum.com

Also Remy of Tfkenkon has posted a full gallery of the General Grievous figure, which can be seen here at Tfkenkon.com

Shark Week Day 4: featuring TRANSMETAL CYBERSHARK, the Great White Shark

Transformers News: Shark Week Day 4: featuring TRANSMETAL CYBERSHARK, the Great White Shark
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2005 10:32pm CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Welcome to Day 4 of SEIBERTRON.com's Shark Week!!! Today, we're featuring the first ever Great White Shark Transformer - TRANSMETAL CYBERSHARK!!!

A fierce warrior, Cybershark honed his skills while bounty hunting a rogue band of Cybertronian space pirates. View over 90 pictures of the first Great White Shark Transformer here that will later be repainted as the fan-favorite "Sky-Byte" from RiD.

Did you miss the other Shark Week galleries from earlier this week? If so, you can view over 80 pictures of Cybershark (another Hammerhead shark from the first year of the Beast Wars), over 100 pictures of Sharp Edge (a Sawshark from Beast Wars Neo), over 65 pictures of the Hammerhead / Bird Fuzor AIR HAMMER (from Beast Wars) here and over 85 pictures of the Hammerhead Shark HAMMERSTRIKE (from Beast Machines) here. Enjoy!

AFX Exclusive Super Deformed Ultra Magnus Statue

Transformers News: AFX Exclusive Super Deformed Ultra Magnus Statue
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2005 12:54pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Wheeljack35, Action Figure Express

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Online retailer Action Figure Express has announced an AFX Exclusive Super Deformed Ultra Magnus Statue to be released Febuary 2006. The burb accompanying the listing reads:

An AFX Exclusive The Transformers Exclusive Ultra Magnus Super Deformed Statue stands 5" tall and is limited to just 500 pieces in the U.S.! This statue was chosen by the fans to be the first Super Deformed statue produced by First 4 Figures.

See the listing with image here at Action Figure Express!

Galaxy Force DVD volume 13 to come with Noise Maze repaint!

Transformers News: Galaxy Force DVD volume 13 to come with Noise Maze repaint!
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2005 9:30am CST
Category: Media
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): Tformers.com

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Tformers.com reports that the last Galaxy Force DVD will come with Noise Maze Production Type. The DVD will contain episodes 49 to 52 and will therefore be the last in the series. Similar to previous DVD releases, it will come with a repaint of a deluxe Galaxy Force toy, in this case GX-01 Noise Maze. The repaint will most likely be based on the Flashback scene from episode 43 with the many Noise Maze clones.

See the original article here.

Takara Update G1 Transformers Website

Transformers News: Takara Update G1 Transformers Website
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2005 9:22am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): TakaraToys.co.jp

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Takara have updated thier official Transformers G1 Website with new pages for Pepsi Convoy and TFC Reissue Galvatron along with an update to the BTA-03 BroadBlast meets Lumina page to now included thier Comic Strip Story.

Shark Week Day 3: featuring HAMMERSTRIKE and the Fuzor AIR HAMMER

Transformers News: Shark Week Day 3: featuring HAMMERSTRIKE and the Fuzor AIR HAMMER
Date: Wednesday, November 30th 2005 10:24pm CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Welcome to a double feature for day 3 of SEIBERTRON.com's Shark Week!

HAMMERSTRIKE (Hammerhead shark from Beast Machines) - Calculating and fearless, this heroic Maximal gives the Vehicons a good reason to stay out of the water. View over 65 pictures of the Beast Machines hammerhead shark here!

AIR HAMMER (Hammerhead shark / bird Fuzor from Beast Wars) - This heroic Maximal is equally dextrous in water as in air. Has eyesight of a hawk and ability to sniff out a Predacon from miles away. Robot of few words that prefers to save his razor sharp jaws for locking onto the limbs of enemy Predacons. View over 65 pictures of this unique Fuzor here.

Did you miss the other Shark Week galleries from earlier this week? If so, you can view over 80 pictures of Cybershark (another Hammerhead shark from the first year of the Beast Wars) and over 100 pictures of Sharp Edge (a Sawshark from Beast Wars Neo). Enjoy!

Star Wars TF Darth Vader obtained and reviewed

Transformers News: Star Wars TF Darth Vader obtained and reviewed
Date: Wednesday, November 30th 2005 1:35pm CST
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Posted by: Sideshow Sideswipe | Credit(s): Mr Dogworm

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I picked up a Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader yesterday from Toyz and Gamez (a UK based import shop), and seeing as I haven’t read any yet I thought I’d write a review. Pictures may follow if I can find a camera with which to take them.

Vehicle mode:

Vader is a very good looking TIE advanced fighter. He is 9.5 cm long and roughly 11cm wide. He has all the detailing you would expect and looks no different from any other TIE fighter toy. There is no obvious robot kibble, aside from the chest details on his underside that can easily just pass for tech details. The blades of his light sabres do poke out from the back of the vehicle, though you could image that they are rocket exhausts of some description (despite TIT fighters not being rocket propelled). Pressing the buttons on his wings fires the sabres from underneath the spot where the body of the ship meets the wings. Vader’s cockpit does open, and even has a seat inside, but unfortunately due to it being loaded with the robot head the mini-Vader figure that comes with the ship cannot sit inside. The mini figure is 3.3cm tall and can move his arms and bend at the waste in order to sit down. He is very similar to the old Star Wars Action Fleet Vader, in fact they might even be the same model (not sure about that though). Just like the big ship he is nicely detailed and has no trouble standing up.

Transformation:

Take off both of the TIE wings. Fold up the four panels on the back of the fighter and pull the robot legs out. Twist them around at the knees and flip out the feet. Stand Vader and rotate his fore arms slightly. Flip down the front two panels on his back. Use the slides to flip out his hands and use the fire button to detach a light sabre from the launcher. Place it in his hand. Open the TIE cockpit anf flip out the head. Close the cockpit and clip the head to the TIE window. Take the right wing and pull the three sections apart.slightly. Place the wing on Vader’s back to form the cape. Place the other wing on the tabs on Vader’s left arm to form a shield.

Robot mode:

Although obviously not as nice as the vehicle mode Vader’s robot form isn’t all that bad. The body is, for the most part, nicely proportioned and the slightly boxy robotic look actually works well for the character. The head is too small for the body really, and sits on a fairly skinny neck that detracts from the look of the toy. The head sculpt is good, but I don’t like the open area of tech detailing on the back of the helmet. It is gold coloured and looks very out of place (but hey, it wouldn’t be a Hasbro transformer if there wasn’t an inappropriate and ugly use of colour somewhere). The arms look really great and are nicely articulated (shoulder, bellow the shoulder, bending and rotating elbows and wrists). The sabre launchers end up on the forearms so that the blades poke out beyond his hands. I really like the look of them poking out as guns (very Starscream). Unfortunately the sabres launch backwards because they launch out handle first in vehicle mode , and so are useless in robot mode. Vader looks very good holding both of his light sabres. The TIE wing shield looks stupid mounted on his arm and gets in the way when posing, so I take it off and put it aside in robot mode. The other wing makes an okay cape, but I wonder what the point of it splitting into three sections is as it doesn’t make the cape look any wider, and invariably the sections just flop together anyway. The mini figure can sit in the cockpit in this mode, but just annoyingly rattles around when you move Vader. As well as the afore mentioned arm articulation Vader has ratcheting hips, two knee joints (one rotating, one bending). and can move his head from side to side (no exorcist-style rotations though due to the neck of his mask getting in the way). He stands at approx seven and a half inches tall.

Conclusion: Vader is a cool figure. Although great in TIE fighter mode some dodgy proportions in his robot mode spoil him a bit, as do his useless missile launchers in robot mode and the ugly wing shield (I would have used the extra wing to make the cape bigger). It also irks me that the small figure cannot sit inside the TIE fighter mode. Vader is also VERY unstable in robot mode, and will fall over if someone farts 3 miles down the road from you. If you love both Transformers and Star Wars then Vader is a must. If you aren’t much of a Star Wars fan, or love Star Wars but don’t like Transformers, I’d skip him as he really isn’t anything special as a Transformer and is a bit poor as a stand-alone Star Wars figure.

I will be buying the rest of the Star Wars Transformer on the strength of Vader. Despite his faults I really like him. I saw General Grievous in the plastic and he is AMAZING looking (I couldn’t buy him though as they had all gone to pre-orders). One thing to mention is the packaging. In the style of the Takara bubble cards it can be resealed (well, almost), and there is a spinning disk on the front of the bubble that has Vader’s vehicle mode on one side and the robot mode on the other. It is a great feature that I hope migrates over to the mainstream Transformers line. Something else I liked is that he is free of tewist ties, instead he is held in place in the packaging buy those little soft plastic loops. They are tied up with lsome little curvy plastic "H" shapes that I thought were rather spiffy.

I really hope that future wave of the Star Wars Transformers include Transformers characters that turn into ships, as they could really be something special. Without having to worry about the odd non-human proportions in robot mode Star Wars Prime, Megatron, Starscream etc could really shine.

Reissue Twincast mystery cassette revealed: Flip Sides!

Transformers News: Reissue Twincast mystery cassette revealed: Flip Sides!
Date: Wednesday, November 30th 2005 10:48am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): E-Hobby

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E-Hobby has updated Twincast's listing with the identity of his mystery cassette: Flip Sides! Flip Sides is a repaint of the Eject/Rewind mold, and will feature a sticker with Scorponok's weak spots, similar to Reissue Soundwave's and Soundblaster's cassette partners who had stickers with Fortress Maximus' weaknesses.

The bios have also been translated, and the weird thing is that Flip Sides is female and a hidden Decepticon agent! The bios also confirm that Reissue Twincast will be a remold of Blaster, meaning he can hold two cassettes like Soundblaster can.

First images of Pepsi Convoy in packaging

Transformers News: First images of Pepsi Convoy in packaging
Date: Wednesday, November 30th 2005 7:38am CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Sideshow Sideswipe | Credit(s): TF @ the moon

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Thanks to Manmannightclub of news.wonderful.net, the first images of Pepsi Convoy in package were revealed today.






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