Wednesday, June 7th 2006 3:09pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron
Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
about a variety of new arrivals and more new preorders.
CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES: Be sure to check out current sale with 20 individual clearance items as well as 20 clearance menus - all with great
discounts up to 60% off! Items will begin to be removed from these menus
soon, so take advantage of the savings now.
CINEMAQUETTES & $250 BBTS GIFT CARD! Buy either the TX Terminatrix or
T-850 Arnold Cinemaquette and receive a $250 BBTS Store Credit after your
order is paid in full and shipped! We plan to sell only a few pieces of
each item before ending this promotion. The $250 store credit is good on any future order or preorder http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=cinemaquettes
JAKKS PACIFIC WWE WRESTLING: We've just received 6 new waves of wrestling figures including the very popular WWE Classics Wave 10 - which includes a
variety of superstars from the past. Other arrivals include Deluxe
Aggression Wave 2, Survivor Series, Ruthless Aggression 19, Adrenaline 18, and Ring Giants 5. All items are available as full sets of figures for reasonable pricing. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=24
SPORTS PICKS MLB 15: All 6 regular figures are now in stock for just $9.99 each! Choose from Andruw Jones, Carlos Delgado, Chad Cordero, Derrek Lee, Johan Santana, or Miguel Cabrera. The Andruw Jones variant is in stock for $15.99 as well. We have preorders up for many other sports picks figures. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=499&category=2228
REVOLTECH: The first 3 figures from Kaiyodo's new highly poseable line have just arrived. Getter 1, Dougram, and Dante are each priced at $19.99 and come packaged in a very nice matte finished box. A variety of upcoming Revoltech figures are also available to preorder http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=revoltech
BBTS VINTAGE DEPARTMENT - TRANSFORMERS: The vintage department has just processed a shipment of hard to find Japanese Beast Wars, Japanese G1, American G1, and a variety of E-hobby and other recent exclusives and repaints. Check out the most recent listings here, or browse through your favorite menus for previous listings. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/productlist.aspx?browse=1&mode=vintage&list=recent
TO HEART 2 - MANAKA KOMAKI: A cool little PVC statue packed in not just a window box, but a 4-window box for your viewing pleasure. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=UAR10000&mode=retail
SIN CITY MARV - COMIC VERSION: A limited edition figure from Dark Horse that comes in a collectable tin. In stock now for $44.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DHC10001&mode=retail
GALAXY FORCE: The GC-22 Sonic Bomber is back in stock for $39.99 and more GC-16 Ligerjack have arrived for $31.99
KRYPT KIDDIES: A new series of very creepy baby style dolls - $26.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=798
MACROSS 1/48 LOW VISIBILITY VERISON 2: More new Valks - arrives Monday! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10136&mode=retail
GI JOE SWORDS: Arriving by the end of June - Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=761
STREET FIGHTER 4: Special Reduced Pricing - $44.99 per set of 5 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SOT10042&mode=retail
CYBERTRON METROPLEX: Finally another big-guy - arriving soon for $44.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS11511&mode=retail
SOUL OF CHOGOKIN: Combattler V arrives next week and Voltes V will begin to show up during the next 2 - 4 weeks - preorders open for both! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=37
STAR WARS R2-D2 & C-3PO KOTO MODEL KIT: The folks at Kotobukiya keep cranking out more excellent new 1/7 high quality, low difficulty model kits. The latest kit features R2 and C-3PO all shined up and ready to display on a nice base. The MSRP on this kit is $150, we thought that was a bit much so we lowered our price to $124.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT10047&mode=retail
GUNDAM PREORDERS: The next 4 figures from the HCM Pro series have been
listed: #29 Sazabi, #30 Punitive Force Set, #31 Re-GZ, #32 Gelgoog.
These range from $22.99 to $36.99. Two new Master Grade 1/100 kits have also just been announced. The Gundam F91 is up for $42.99 and the awesome Gundam Astray Gold Frama Amatu is $49.99 - images available for all. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=443&company=0&category=1119
= HCM http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=444&company=0&category=1110
= Master Grade
TRANSFORMERS ENERGY CUBES: A new group has formed to create accessories for your favorite transformers. Their first release is new take on Energy Cubes. These cubes are about 3/4" and made of acrylic. We have sets of 8
cubes up for preorder at $12.99, and a big box of 64 up for $84.99. The
cool Unicron.com version of Energy Cubers are also in stock now. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=21
HOT TOYS 4" ALIEN VS USCM SNAP KITS: We've had a ton of requests for this new set of Snap Kits and now have them on the site. A box of 12 kits will most likely contain all 10 different figures plus a few duplicates, and they are coming out in July for $119.99 per box of 12. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10013&mode=retail
STIKFAS DELUXE DOME WALKER KIT: A brand new kit has just been announced by Stikfas - this kit comes with a G2 Alpha Male and a large walking dome-headed pod that the figure sits in. There will be all sorts of fun variations you can make with this kit - preorders are available at $16.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=STK10064&mode=retail
VOTOMS / SCOPEDOG - 1:12 STRONG BRACCHUS: Another cool looking mech from Yamato, this one features a dark blue color scheme and is priced quite a bit under the MSRP at $169.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10183&mode=retail
JOHN WAYNE GREEN BERET 12": Sideshow's newest figure features John Wayne as an iconic Green Beret with rifle and highly realistic uniform - up for preorder at $47.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10355&mode=retail
FRANK FRAZETTA - SNOW GIANTS STATUE: This statue does an amazing job at capturing the look and feel of Frazetta's Snow Giants artwork. We have 3 images of the statue as well as a photo of the artwork itself for your comparison. This statue is $50 under the MSRP at $299.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=RAS10006&mode=retail
-- POWER RANGERS - BOUKENGER: The Go Go Gattai DX Siren Builder and DX Super Dai Bouken are up for preorder at $79.99 and $149.99 respectively - no images yet, but we'll upload them as soon as they surface. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=342&category=1957
--MACHINE ROBO MUGENBINE: Five new preorders for the summer releases have just gone up, including a couple somewhat larger sets and 3 regular sized sets. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=39&category=66
--GODZILLA: Bandai will be releasing a limited edition Clear Godzilla and Angurus set - up for preorder now at $34.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN10892&mode=retail
MEZCO'S DELUXE TALKING MR. HANKEY: Now Mr. Hankey can talk with you at home, who doesn't need a 9" talking poo? He speaks 12 phrases http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MEZ10145&mode=retail
MEZCO'S DELUXE TALKING QUAGMIRE: This new 9" figure speaks 10 phrases http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MEZ10146&mode=retail
ANIME ITEMS: A variety of new and repainted items for your enjoyment:
--CAPCOM COMPANION CHARACTERS - A box of 12 beautiful fighting ladies. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=CAP10006&mode=retail
--PSE SOLID COLLECTION - RANGE MURATE - box of 10 for $64.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=OGU10002&mode=retail
--TANDEM TWIN ANIMAL GIRLS - Lynx - a fresh repaint of a very hot seller http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=728
--SORAYAMA STATUE - SILVER BOBBED REPLICANT - 1/6 scale with bullwhip! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10182&mode=retail
--BUNNY GIRL RIDIA - Special Edition repaint - $33.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=691&category=1955
--HEAVY GAUGE CAPCOM GIRLS - Three new repainted special editions http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=heavy+gauge
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com
and be sure to check out some of the new items listed above.
Joel & The BBTS Crew
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 11:44am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
Yesterday we reported here
had posted pictures of Transformers Classics Astrotrain, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream in and out of package. Now today TFormers.com
has posted new pictures of Transformers Classics Rodimus. These pictures include both in and out of package shots as well. Check them out here
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 11:30am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod
Malin Huffman has stopped by again and has passed along even more news about Iacon One. This time Malin has announced the event lineup for Friday July 7. Here is his message:
"The next stop on the Transformers convention circuit in 2006 is Iacon One, and it's almost here, so without further delay, it's time to announce the activity lineup for Friday, July 7.
Friday night at Iacon One - "It's all about the toys!"
Remember, activities on Friday are ONLY available to pre-registrants. (Pre-registration available only through June 17, so act now) Also, today (June 7) is the last day to get our guaranteed discounted rates at the convention hotel, the Hilton Fort Wayne, so don't wait any longer, book your room today!
(Tentative schedule, subject to fluctuation - final Friday and Saturday schedule will be posted to the web site/e-mailed out a couple of weeks before the show.)
From 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., pick up your pre-registration materials.
Dealers may begin setting up in the dealer room during this time.
Pre-registrants can hang out with your fellow fans in our game room / lounge area, where we'll be running Transformers trivia games and more!
6 p.m. - "The Golden Disk Awards dinner "
Enjoy an intimate and relaxing dinner with your fellow fans, and our special guests: Scott McNeil, Venus Terzo, David Sobolov, and Bob Budiansky! Featuring a live awards presentation, and a dinner-EXCLUSIVE souvenir toy accessory, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Transformers: The Movie".
It's not too late to get admission to this limited seating fan event - purchase your tickets NOW with pre-registration!
7:45 p.m. - Special event: "Transformers VS Gobots"
Esteemed Japanese fan and collector Fumihiko Akiyama will present a fascinating look at the world of Transformers from the international point of view. We're honored to have Fumihiko join us at Iacon One, don't miss this special presentation!
9:00 p.m. - Special event: "Making the Transformers"
Join Andrew Frankel and Joe Kyde for a special Q&A session. What's so special about these two long-time fans? Why, they've both worked on the Transformers toy line at Hasbro! Andrew's contributions to the line include the store-exclusive figure 'Cryotek', and you've probably seen Joe's work on the shelves in the past few years - character color designs for toylines including Transformers Armada. Bring your questions and enjoy this 'behind the scenes' discussion on the production of Transformers toys!
To get admission to these special fan events on Friday at Iacon One, pre-register now. And don't forget to order our special souvenir accessory set - preview of the next piece coming very, very soon!"
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 11:27am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod
Malin Huffman has stopped by our forums to remind everyone that discount rates for hotel rooms for the Iacon One convention starts today and will last until tomarrow. This is Malin's message:
"Just a quick reminder, today (June 7) is the last day to get guaranteed discounted rates at the convention hotel for Iacon One, the Hilton Fort Wayne, so book your room now!
Also, Iacon One pre-registration is available only through June 17. See my other post for a rundown of special activities planned for Friday for pre-registrants, and keep watching for an additional preview of our souvenir accessory set...
Great guests, souvenirs, and special presentations, and a dealer room with all your favorite Transformers merchandise... don't miss out on THE Transformers fan destination of the summer!"
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 8:16pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Hotrod
Air Force Link and Thetransformers.net
United States Air Force has placed an article about the upcoming Transformers movie on their website, Air Force Link
. The article discusses the military's role in the film and more. Here is what the article said:
"Movie project transforms Holloman
by Arlan Ponder
49th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
6/5/2006 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFPN) -- What do the Air Force’s first stealth fighter, a toy that has been around since the 1980s, and a director who loves big-budget, special effects-driven movies all have in common? The answer is the DreamWorks project, "Transformers," being filmed here.
On May 19, Col. David Moore, 49th Fighter Wing commander, along with representatives from the Department of Defense, Air Force public affairs and Otero County, officially announced pre-production work was being completed with filming to begin within a few days.
“We have been working in collaboration with DreamWorks studios over the last two months preparing to support them in filming a major Hollywood motion picture at Holloman,” Colonel Moore said. “We have been anxious to talk about what we’re doing. We’re happy to finally have the opportunity to discuss the movie publicly.”
Had it not been for several factors, such as the look of the base and surrounding terrain, the tax-credit New Mexico offers movie-makers and the base’s proximity to the White Sands Missile Range, the announcement never would have taken place.
“The production sent location scouts to seven Air Force bases and several Army installations,” said 1st Lt. Christian Hodge, chief of industry relations for the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs entertainment liaison. “There have been several challenges, but Team Holloman has come through in a big way.”
The professionalism of Airmen at Holloman also came into play, Lieutenant Hodge said, not to mention one special item: the only operational F-117 wing. The proximity of the CV-22 Osprey at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque was also a plus because the film will feature both aircraft.
“The F-117s will be pictured prominently in the movie, both as static background and taxiing aircraft,” said Lieutenant Hodge, who has been a fan of Transformers since he was a child. “The CV-22 Osprey is scheduled to make its feature film debut in this movie, along with the F-22 Raptor.”
Also featured in the film will be the A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130 and C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster III, MH-53 Pave Low, HH-60 Pave Hawk, MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle and Air Force One. The filming of the F-22, C-17, Predator and Air Force One will be done at another location.
Although the rumor mill was working overtime since a casting call seeking extras was issued in March, mum has been the official word. Representatives close to the film have been in the area for several months coordinating the efforts to get more than 300 crew members here and several sets built. Until May 19 the specifics of the project had only been rumor.
“We have had the pleasure of working with DreamWorks Productions beginning mid-January as we met (for) discussions concerning the logistical details for the project,” said Kathleen Curtis, Otero County Economic Development Council.
The movie, which is using the working title “Transformers,” has been a long time coming even before Holloman became involved. Originally a Hasbro toy, Transformers products made a place in retail history by selling more than $3 billion in items since the metamorphosing toys hit the market in 1984.
The original film was an animated version released in 1986, but fans worldwide have called for a live-action version. According to Lieutenant Hodge, the Air Force, Army and Department of Defense provided notes and suggestions on draft scripts before the final version was approved.
Numerous actors names have been thrown around in association with this feature film, but it appears Josh Duhamel, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro and Jon Voight will make appearances.
This project is the largest movie since “Black Hawk Down” to receive DOD approval. Each year the Pentagon receives numerous requests to film the armed forces in action, however, selection is based on how accurately the forces will be portrayed. Military image is important, according to Army Lt. Col. Paul Sinor, lead public affairs representative for DOD.
Despite the fact this film will have a “science fiction” flair, the project is a realistic portrayal of actual Air Force and Army servicemembers, Colonel Sinor said. The relationship between the director and DOD also was considered during the approval process.
“We’ve worked with Michael Bay before," Colonel Sinor said. "We like the way he operates. He understands how the military operates. We have a very good relationship."
Mr. Bay is noted for directing several big-budget, special effects-driven movies like “Armageddon,” “The Rock,” “Bad Boys” and DOD-approved, “Pearl Harbor.”
Lieutenant Hodge said Mr. Bay has been on base since May 19.
“Mr. Bay is fully engaged in making this movie. He doesn’t sleep much and is very, very busy,” he said. “He is much like a general in a deployed environment in that he has a lot of people under his command and is under extreme pressure to successfully accomplish his mission.”
Colonel Moore said there are similarities between a major motion picture set and an Air Force facility such as Holloman. He said to establish a movie set requires housing, dining, storage, office space and logistics, all of which servicemembers require when they deploy.
“There were many commonalities that we were unaware of," the colonel said.
"We have discovered that they, like us, go to great lengths to organize and prepare to set up their shots to film, considering the camera angles, considering the light, considering when everything is ready and making sure it’s prepared," Colonel Moore said. "There are enormous similarities between that and a military operation.” "
To read the original article got Air Force Link
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 7:45pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
Some new images of both Alternators Nemesis Prime and Camshaft are out. Tformers.com
has posted new pictures of the two figures in this small gallery
. The photos include great in and out of package images of both Nemesis Prime and Camshaft.
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 7:41pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
For a long time there has been speculation about the Transformers Cybertron Scourge repaint. Well finally it has been revealed that the repaint will be named Cryo Scourge! Tformers.com
has posted some new photos of Cryo Scourge. The pictures include both in and out of box images.
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 7:36pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
mxprime, TFormers.com and Billstoysandgames.com
New pictures of Transformers Classics have surfaced. These new pictures give us our first look at these figures in their packaging. Billstoysandgames.com
has inpackage shots of Classics Astrotrain, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream. To view them head over to Billstoysandgames.com
is not the only place to find pictures. Tformers.com
has the same pictures plus some new out of package images of Astrotrain, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream. To view their gallery click here
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 2:29pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Hotrod
reillyd of Ozformers Transformers Resource Guide
Today we have some bad news for Australian Transformers fans. Reillyd of Ozformers Transformers Resource Guide
has reported that Otter Press will not publishing any more Transformer comics for now. Reillyd recieved this information in an email from Otter Press:
"Thanks for your enquiry, we are not publishing any more transformer comics
at the moment, but may in the future. There are no more Winnie the Pooh
coming out, it was just a one off comic published when the Movie was out.
Customer Service Manager
Otter Press Pty Ltd."