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More Transformers Movie Trilogy Series Deluxe Optimus Prime with Trailer Images

Transformers News: More Transformers Movie Trilogy Series Deluxe Optimus Prime with Trailer Images
Date: Thursday, January 5th 2012 6:03pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Full Metal Hero

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An extensive gallery of the upcoming Transformers Movie Trilogy Series Deluxe Optimus Prime with Trailer has been posted over on Full Metal Hero. This set combines the Wal-Mart exclusive DOTM Deluxe Optimus Prime with the Takara Optimus Prime Chronicle set's trailer. Images have been mirrored below.

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BBTS News: GI Joe Exclusives, HT Red Skull, DCU 20, Transformers & More!

Transformers News: BBTS News: GI Joe Exclusives, HT Red Skull, DCU 20, Transformers & More!
Date: Thursday, January 5th 2012 5:03pm CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Collectables, Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BBTS

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Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
great new batch of arrivals and many more new preorders:

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BBTS EXCLUSIVE GI JOE SEVEN-PACKS - SLAUGHTER'S MARAUDERS, DREADNOKS
Our new exclusives have arrived at the warehouse. The Slaughter's
Marauders pack includes Spirit, Red Dog, Mercenary (Mercer), Falcon, Low
Light, Barbeque and Bull (Taurus), and the Dreadnoks pack includes Road
Pig, Zanzibar, Gnaw (Gnawgahyde), Burn Out, Zanya, Zandar and Thrasher.
Each pack is priced at $49.99; we also have them available as a set for
$89.99, and as a four pack with the Resolute GI Joe and Resolute Cobra
Seven-Packs for $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... oe+7-Packs



ENTERBAY HD MASTERPIECE T2 T-800 FIGURE
This 1/4 scale figure includes an Arnold Schwarzenegger head sculpt, a
body with over 30 points of articulation, multiple clothing pieces
including Italian Sheepskin leather jacket and pants, many weapons with
ammo, interchangeable hands and more. This great figure is listed at
$399.99, so be sure to pick yours up before they're gone.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2011 VOLUME 01 STEPPER EXCLUSIVE
This figure continues the trend of recoloring Jazz into an alternate
character known as Stepper. he includes Jazz' accessories and is priced
at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS SERIES 20 - SET, SINGLES
The first shipment of the last Wave of DC Universe Classics has arrived.
This assortment includes Reverse Flash, White Lantern Flash II, Dove,
Hawk, Green Arrow, Red Arrow and Sinestro in his Sinestro Corps Uniform.
We have the set of 7, along with the pieces to build the C-n-C Nekron
figure, priced at $109.99. In addition, we have singles available of all
seven figures as well as the All-Star Green Lantern Hal Jordan in metallic
green outfit, and they are listed at $16.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=7844


TRANSFORMERS PRIME - JAPANESE COLOR EXCLUSIVES
We have received our first shipment of the import versions of some of the
Transformers: Prime figures. We currently have stock available of Optimus
Prime at $54.99, as well as Arcee, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Starscream and
Vehicon, priced at $37.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8098


TRANSFORMERS NEOSCANNING BUMBLEBEE
This exclusive import version of Bumblebee is done in a bright yellow and
black color scheme and includes a MechTech weapon. We have it listed at
$37.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



ROBOCOP 7" FIGURE
NECA has released their 7" version of Robocop. He comes with
interchangeable right hands and his Auto-9 pistol, and we have him listed
at $16.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



STAR WARS DEWBACK 12" FIGURE ACCESSORY
This piece is a great way to add to your Tatooine display, keeping the
Stormtroopers and Sandtroopers company in the hot climate of the
desert-like world. It is 30" long and includes a rider's lance, saddle
with saddlebags and more, and even a roll-out shelter. We have this piece
listed at $284.99, $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



SIDESHOW COMMANDER GREE 12" FIGURE
The latest release in the Militaries of Star Wars line is Commander Gree,
who worked under Yoda until Order 66 was given. This figure includes both
helmeted and unhelmeted heads, multiple weapons, binoculars, two pairs of
feet and multiple hands. We have it listed at $119.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



GI JOE 12" COBRA VIPER
Sideshow's 12" figure releases for this week continue with one of the main
army builders of GI Joe, the Cobra Viper. These soldiers come with all
manner of weapons, armor, equipment and more, and are priced at $124.99,
$10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



COBRA COMMANDER 21" PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
This new statue has the Commander in his reflective mask and helmet, and
includes a removable cape to finish out his cloth uniform. This 21" tall
statue is listed at $284.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



SNAKE EYES & TIMBER 20" STATUE
The Joe Team is not without a release of its own this week. Snake Eyes is
accompanied by his wolf Timber in this new piece which includes switchable
heads (visor or goggles) and right hands (katana or pistol), and we have
it listed at $299.99, $25 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



NICK FURY 16" COMIQUETTE
This statue shows the comic version of the head of SHIELD, complete with
eyepatch and twin pistols at the ready. He stands atop a SHIELD logo
base, and is priced at $264.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



DOCTOR WHO CLASSIC FIGURE COLLECTORS SETS
Three new Collectors' Set from the Doctor Who Classics line have arrived.
"The Chase" includes a Mechonoid and two "The Chase" Daleks; "Enemies of
the First Doctor includes a "Master Plan" Dalek, a Roboman and a 10th
Planet Cyberman; "Enemies of the Third Doctor" includes an Auton, Omega
and a Drashig figure. Each set is listed at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4916


NEW MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS
For the benefit of our international and other customers we have been able
to procure a small quantity of this month's MOTU Classics items. We have
the Wind Raider priced at $74.99, along with the Skeletor Re-Issue at
$34.99. We are waiting for our Battleground Evil-Lyn and Demo-Man, and
they are priced at $34.99 and $31.99, respectively.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5230


DC BISHOUJO BATGIRL STATUE RESTOCK
We have just received a small restock shipment of this popular piece. It
shows Batgirl in a black and metallic gold outfit standing with one foot
atop a gargoyle, and we have it priced at $49.99, saving you $10 off of
the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MK9 EXCLUSIVE FIGURE ASSORTMENT - CASE, SET, SINGLES
This assortment ended up being three each of Sub-Zero and Scorpion and two
each of Baraka, Raiden and Reptile. We have the case listed at $119.99;
we also have the five figures listed as a set, priced at $59.99. Finally,
we have singles remaining of Sub-Zero and Scorpion, and they are listed at
$11.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=7478


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HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE RED SKULL
Straight from his appearance in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
comes the Red Skull. He comes with interchangeable heads (Red Skull and
Johann Schmidt [Hugo Weaving]) as well as multiple hands, a black
leather-like trench coat, a 'Hydra' uniform, the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract and
more. We have this figure listed at $189.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




ENTERBAY / KOTOBUKIYA ELVIS 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
These two great companies are working together on a 1/6 scale Elvis
Presley figure from his 1968 Comeback special. It includes his 'leather'
outfit, guitar, display stand, amplifier, alternates hands and microphone
with stand. We have this great collectible figure listed at $224.99,
saving you $25 off of the MSRP for the piece.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




HEADROBOTS CENTURION
The next release from the Headrobots line is called Centurion, and is
primarily designed for the intermediate robot of a rather large 'double'
Headmaster. The set includes both Japanese and American versions of the
Headrobot (two different styles) as well as a clear red bladed power
sword. This limited edition set is listed at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




"BACK TO THE FUTURE" FLUX CAPACITOR UNLIMITED EDITION PROP REPLICA
Diamond Select is going back for a second run of these, and we have them
ready for pre-orders. The MSRP has gone up to $394.99, but we have them
listed at $299.99, saving you $95. If you missed this piece the first
time around, now if your chance to pick one up.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



"THE AVENGERS" FUNKO ITEMS
Funko has announced their first waves of items from the upcoming
"Avengers" movie. The POP! Marvel line includes Captain America, Hulk,
Iron Man, Nick Fury and Thor, and each is priced at $9.99. Funko's
Plushies releases include Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor and are
listed at $10.99; finally, their Wacky Wobbler line starts with Captain
America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor and these are listed at $12.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8264



MARVEL & MORE - NEW WESTLAND GIFTWARE ITEMS
A number of new Westland Giftware items are now listed for pre-order.
These includes mugs, water globes, nightlights, figural lamps, wall
clocks, salt & pepper shakers, cookie jars and more, from licenses like
Marvel Comics, Cars 2, Finding Nemo, the Muppets and the Flintstones. be
sure to check these new items out at the menu under the link.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... d+giftware



HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE WAR MACHINE SPECIAL VERSION
This new version has a new battle-damaged matte color scheme along with
the light-up functions , weapons and armor pieces. It also includes a
Special version nameplate and stand, and is priced at $239.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



BATMAN LEGACY SINGLES SERIES 03 - CASES, SET, SINGLES
We have just learned that two new assortments of Batman Legacy Singles
Series 03 are going to be released. Assortment B includes two each of
First Appearance Batman and Catwoman and one each of Arkham City Nightwing
and Arkham City Harley Quinn, while the Assortment C case includes one
each of the first two and two each of the Arkham City figures. Each case
assortment is listed at $109.99. We have also restocked the Set of four,
priced at $72.99, and each single figure, priced at $18.99 apiece.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+03



HANNIBAL LECTER 1/6 SCALE STATUE
The newest "The Silence of the Lambs" collectible is a great new 1/6 scale
statue from Hollywood Collectibles. It shows Hannibal Lecter in his
prison jumpsuit, strapped to a dolly, and is listed at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



NEW BANDAI JANUARY ITEMS
We have added nine new Bandai Japan items to the pre-order list for this
month. We have regular and Super Deformed Gundam model kits, Gundam model
stands and add-on sets. and even a Kamen Rider S.I.C. figure, so check the
list for your favorites.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=8448


JEWEL M MARVEL PRODUCTS
We have just started with a new vendor that is producing Marvel
accessories such as web belts, belt buckles, dog tags, bracelets,
cufflinks, rings, keyrings, money clips and more. There are almost 200
new listings with characters like Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, the
Punisher and Wolverine, so take a peek at the new listings and find your
favorite characters and items.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... mpany=1291



FEWTURE EX GOKIN GATCHAMAN VEHICLES
Fewture is releasing three new versions of the Gatchaman vehicles, each
comprised of a mix of die-cast and plastic. The G-1 measures 6.3" long,
the God Phoenix G-5 measures 7.25" long and the New God phoenix measures
12" long; each comes with a display stand, with the new God Phoenix
including five mini-vehicles as well. We have them listed at $159.99 each
for the G-1 and G-5, and $389.99 for the New God Phoenix.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5790


DR. WU P02 DUEL UPGRADE SET
This second upgrade set from Dr. Wu complements the recent release of the
Hound and Ravage two-pack and includes a replica of Hound's cartoon gun as
well as two side missiles for Ravage. This set is listed at $13.99 and
should arrive later this month.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



1/400 SCALE SPACE SHUTTLE "CHALLENGER"
Dragon has produced a new 1/400 scale die-cast model of the Space Shuttle
"Challenger". It includes the external tank, booster rockets and a
vertical stand, and is listed at $72.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



1/400 SCALE TITAN IIIE WITH LAUNCH PAD
The Titan rocket series was used for everything from the Voyager probes to
the Viking missions to Mars, and now is available to join your home
collection in the form of this die-cast set. it includes the Centaur
upper stage, two solid rocket boosters and the launch pad display base,
and s listed at $37.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check
out some of the many cool new items mentioned above.

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed
Date: Thursday, January 5th 2012 4:41pm CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Tom Davies /WingDagger, BotCon

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BotCon has revealed the next figure in this year's convention exclusive "Invasion" boxset, Heroic Treadshot, a Reveal the Shield Deluxe Special Ops Jazz repaint based on Armada Side Swipe's deco with new head sculpt. Images from the BotCon website mirrored below.

So far BotCon has revealed four of the six figures in this year's convention exclusive boxset: Gigatron (Overlord), Evil Tracks, Heroic Soundwave, and now Heroic Treadshot. That leaves two more reveals, Evil Ultra Magnus and Metalhawk. According to the BotCon twitter feed Metalhawk will also feature a new head sculpt and Evil Ultra Magnus also has a surprise is store for us.

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Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road

Transformers News: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road
Date: Thursday, January 5th 2012 1:10pm CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Headrobots

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Headrobots dropped by the Energon Pub to share some updates on several upcoming projects. Their next release, Centurion, is an upgrade set for G1 Fortress Maximus' Cerebros. The set will feature two new Headmasters, one Japanese style and one US style, plus a bonus power sword. They state this will be a limited release.

After Centurion they plan to release either the long awaited Blood DX upgrade set for the TRU exclusive Deluxe Bludgeon or the Drone upgrade for Deluxe HFTD Tomahawk.


Lastly they are considering moving on to larger more complex projects. They've posted a prototype for a Classics style Trailbreaker homage called Big Road, though for now he's just in the concept stages. Check out their update below.

Update: Site sponsor TFsource has just let us know they already have a pre-order available for Centurion. Click here to view their listing. The set is priced at $59.95 and scheduled to release this quarter.


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Before our break for asia new years we thought we would share some upcoming projects.

Our next release is Centurion! Centurion is vintage styled to be more accurate and have better proportions. Contains all these per pack.

-US style head
-Japanese style head
-Bonus Power Sword

Because this is a limited release item and we aren't expecting big sales from this and the retail price is higher. Preorders should be up within 24 hours.

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Blood DX. It...still....functions...... This product or Drone will be our next release after Centurion.

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Finally, we have been tinkering away at some more complex projects. Here is Big Road, for now let's just leave it as a custom :)

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An additional image of Big Road from the Headrobots facebook page:
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Another additional image of the Drone upgrade set from the Headrobots twitter account:
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"Paramount Pictures...100 Years of Movie Magic" Tournament of Roses Parade Clips

Transformers News: "Paramount Pictures...100 Years of Movie Magic" Tournament of Roses Parade Clips
Date: Thursday, January 5th 2012 9:10am CST
Categories: Event News, Movie News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): POIUYBLUE, lundeensr

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Just in case you didn't catch this year's Tournament of Roses parade, here are a couple of short video clips of Paramount Pictures...100 Years of Movie Magic float featuring movie universe Bumblebee.




Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3-D Combo Pack Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3-D Combo Pack Trailer
Date: Thursday, January 5th 2012 12:24am CST
Category: Movie News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Yahoo! Movies

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Yahoo! Movies has uploaded a new trailer for the upcoming Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3-D Combo pack. Click here to view the two minute 33 second trailer. If it doesn't load properly select video #19.

The Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3-D combo pack is scheduled for release on January 31st.

The Transformers Limited Signature Edition Collector's Trilogy also releases on January 31st.



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New Toy Galleries: ROTF Deluxe Black Soundwave & DOTM Cyberverse Legions Leadfoot, Sideswipe, Ratchet, & Mudflap

Transformers News: New Toy Galleries: ROTF Deluxe Black Soundwave & DOTM Cyberverse Legions Leadfoot, Sideswipe, Ratchet, & Mudflap
Date: Wednesday, January 4th 2012 6:08pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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This series of galleries entries brings us a mix of old and new movie universe figures. First we reach back to the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen days with the Chara Hobby exclusive red and black redeco Deluxe Class Soundwave. Second we have a round of Transformers Dark of the Moon Cyberverse Legions Class figures: Leadfoot, Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Mudflap. Click the links and images below to view each figure's full gallery.


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Leadfoot (Cyberverse, Legion Class)
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Sideswipe (Cyberverse, Legion Class)
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Ratchet (Cyberverse, Legion Class)
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Mudflap (Cyberverse, Legion Class)
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BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave
Date: Tuesday, January 3rd 2012 11:15am CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Botcon 2012

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The official BotCon 2012 page has updated with the reveal of the "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave. This is the third figure revealed behind Classics Gigatron and the Evil Autobot Tracks in the "Invasion" box set.

Botcon has confirmed via twitter what many have hoped for since seeing the teaser art for this figure. There will be a headband available for sale in the club store at Botcon. They go on to say that there was no way to mold the headband onto the head to do it justice. Also confirmed via twitter that there have been tweaks to the head mold so Soundwave can look straight ahead. Please enjoy the pics mirrored below or at the Botcon 2012 website.

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Transformers Prime Q&A: Starscream Voice Actor Steve Blum

Transformers News: Transformers Prime Q&A: Starscream Voice Actor Steve Blum
Date: Tuesday, January 3rd 2012 9:52am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers facebook page

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The Transformers facebook page has posted this week's Transformers: Prime cast and crew Q&A session. This week we hear from voice actor Steve Blum, the voice of Transformers: Prime's Starscream. The Q&A session is mirrored below for those who may not have facebook access.


Edward C. Sizeland asks: How were you approached for the role? Given the nature of the character, as well as the history of the actors portraying him, how did you feel taking on that role?

STEVE BLUM: Along with all the other voice actors in the country, I auditioned from my home studio back in 2009, was fortunate enough to get a callback, and incredibly lucky to ultimately land it. This was one of the few characters in my career that I was actually nervous about. I have a huge respect for the franchise, for the fans of it and for the voice actors who originated the role. Taking on a character as iconic as Starscream is… in a word, humbling. I didn’t try to copy anything done before me, but I was well aware of the brilliance of my predecessors in their portrayals. Most notably in my mind – Chris Latta,Tom Kenny and Charlie Adler. I’m a huge fan of all three and Tom and Charlie are good friends of mine. Charlie is still voicing Starscream in the Movie franchise, so my first instinct upon getting the gig was to make sure Charlie was ok with it. I have tremendous respect and love for him as an actor and more importantly as my friend. I was relieved when he gave me his sincere blessing – and without a moment of hesitation. Class act, that guy. Anyway, that freed me to dive into Starscream head first and simply add another dimension to what had been done before me.
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Zach Fine asks: With Transformers voice credits ranging back to Robots in Disguise, to the recent video games, to Prime, and now Rescue Bots, do you believe your voice is becoming as iconic to the franchise as the likes of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and David Kaye?

STEVE BLUM: Ai yi yi! That’s a big question. Just to have my name uttered in the same paragraph as those guys still kinda gives me the 8-year-old fanboy squealies. I would never presume such a thing. I’m simply grateful to be part of it all and will continue to do what I can to honor the fans and creators of the show to the best of my ability. How my performance is ultimately perceived in the Transformers universe is up to you guys.
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Guy Cole asks: Do you always manage to leave the character behind when you leave the studio? Or have you ever had a little Starscream 'moment' afterwards?

STEVE BLUM: Funny question! If I do have Starscream ‘moments,’ it’s usually involuntary. It usually comes out when I’m by myself in my car, cursing in traffic in a stream of nasty non sequiturs. I would imagine Starscream’s internal dialogue would be very similar.
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Vera Didenko asks: My VO idols growing up included Mel Blanc, Casey Kasem, Charlie Adler, Jim Cummings, and Tress MacNeille. Who were your VO idols growing up?

STEVE BLUM: Well all of the above are WAY up there on my list too, among many of their contemporaries and successors. My earlier faves include June Foray, Sterling Holloway, Billy West, Peter Cullen, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jack Angel, Paul Winchell, Don Messick, Daws Butler… WAY too many to name. In recent years, Tom Kenny, Bob Bergen, James Arnold Taylor, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Grey Delisle, John Dimaggio, Dee Baker, Jeff Bennett… ok, this list is impossibly long – and I LOVE the casts I’m working with now, so I’ll continue in another interview, but you get the idea… As soon as I realized that Frank Welker did every animal, sound effect and creature voice in creation AND Scooby Doo, Freddie, and most of my favorite Disney characters, I’ve been fascinated with his work - and an enormous fan. Just on technical ability, range and richness of characters, he is my ultimate V/O hero. Getting to work with him and Peter is better than I ever imagined. It shocked me how kind, generous and fun they are - in every situation - no matter who they’re working with. Absolute pros. I think I can safely say that Frank and Peter are an inspiration to all of us. Yes, I still do have my fan boy moments, even now. I don’t take a second of this experience for granted.
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Rick McDowell asks: You've been a renowned voice actor in animation for years. I've followed many of the series you've lent your talents to, including shows like Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, The Big O, and Naruto. How does playing a sniveling backstabber like Starscream stack up with some of the more heroic characters you've fleshed out, like Spike Spiegel? Do you have more fun playing a bad guy of Starscream's calliber?

STEVE BLUM: Sniveling Backstabber… hmmm good name for a band! Rick, I chose your question because I thought it was interesting that an Anime fan asked it. Thrilled to have my otaku brothers and sisters tuning in!! As many of you know, I got my start in the business doing anime and have a special fondness for it. The depth of character development (warts and all) in the context of a cartoon is something that has often been present in Japanese animation, and thankfully in the better American shows too. I believe that we all have light and dark sides and I strive to explore both in my work – and all shades in between! Heroic characters like Spike Spiegel or even Wolverine also have a very dark side! They simply end up leaning toward the greater good. I enjoy playing stupid, and/or fun characters too! It’s the variety and complexity that gets me excited, no matter which direction of morality, sanity or competence is represented. Though he’s technically a robot, Starscream is a cornucopia of emotion. He may not have a good side, but there are so many levels to his bad that he’s one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever voiced.
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If I didn’t answer your question, you can track me down on my website at http://www.steveblumvoices.com/ , on Twitter (@blumspew), https://twitter.com/#!/blumspew or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Blu ... 1198170316

Thanks for letting me come play! Call me LORD!! -- Steve Blum

Ebay alert: Rare Robot Heroes

Transformers News: Ebay alert:  Rare Robot Heroes
Date: Tuesday, January 3rd 2012 8:49am CST
Categories: Auctions, Sightings, Toy News
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): Ebay

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Ebay seller 6474robertd has posted a Buy It Now for six rare Robot Heroes 2-packs. Included in the lot are the European exclusive Richochet vs. Predaking, Tigatron vs. Inferno. More noteworthy are the 4 carded 2-packs that were cancelled before their releases. They include Prowl vs. Laserbeak, Victory Saber vs. Dessaras, Optimus Primal vs. Jetstorm and Super Optimus Prime vs. Megatron. There are pictures mirrored below and click here to view the listing.


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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
"Dark Scorponok"
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Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014