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IDW's REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

Transformers News: IDW's REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'
Date: Wednesday, October 10th 2012 6:01pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): tigertracks 24

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84

Eighty-four (84) is a pretty significant number to Transformers fans. All Transformers fans know 1984 was the year that this roller coaster ride kicked off, and many of us haven’t looked back since. Did you know that D-84 was the number of the rare Japanese Destron Abominus giftset? E-Hobby repaint 84 is the wonderfully fun repaint of the minibots into their similar Gobots likenesses. Do you know who Cybertron number 84 is from the Japanese toy line? His significance cannot be overlooked either, considering the fact that he plays a pretty major role in the new Regeneration series at this time. The question I have for you all is: will Issue #84 of Regeneration be as memorable as these infamous 84s are? I’ll take you through some reasons why you might consider purchasing this comic to read and decide for yourself.

REASON #1 -

The importance of Starscream to the storyline.


Starscream has done nothing yet. We know Megatron is paying him the ultimate snub by taking away his voice and making him a subservient ‘zombie’. All the Zombiecons are supposed to be subservient to Megatron, but Starscream is the only one whom he took the ability to speak from. Can you blame Megs? In a ‘redrum’ sort of way, Starscream starts to show the independence, and self-preservation that he is famous for, and that Megatron worked so hard to take away. Starscream makes a move this issue, although it’s very slow, and hard to understand, by the end of the issue the significance leads to more questions.

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

REASON #2 -

Megatron is batty.

I mean he is. I suppose some might call him VERY FOCUSED. He’s truly showing that he does not care about anyone else, that his only goal is to make himself feel significant again, and he has worked very hard to make sure that has happened. In this issue, Megs is finally seeing his goal come true as his message is sent and received loud and clear. Unlike what IDW has done in the other modern G1series in which they gave Megatron a fairly noble history with clear motivations for his violent behaviors, and shown a clear brotherhood with Autobots that he then fought against, the Megatron in REGENERATION does not seem to have these motivations, or noble history.

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

REASON #3 -

Wreck ‘N Rule!

The Wreckers are doing what they do best. Lots of rough and tough, special operations, ‘we may never return’ action. One thing that I loved seeing in this issue was the Autobot helicopters taking on the Decepticon jets in an aerial dogfight!
We get to see and learn more about individual Wreckers characters as they work to complete the goals that their two mission groups need to accomplish. Some are very much out of their league. I mean Springer versus Megatron seems like a great fight, but only if I write it. Here? Hmmm... Sacrifice, and loyalty are both expectations that they are all very willing to give to one another.

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

REASON #4

Optimus Prime Arrives On Earth


Megatron is happy. Optimus is angry. Enough Said?

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'


REASON #5 -

Dual Fates

Kup and Ratchet. Fates intertwined? Or Megatron and Ratchet? You need to read the issue to try to start tying this together.

REASON #6 -

Auntie Will Wipe Out Circuit Smasher

Doesn’t happen in this issue, but couldn’t it? Please?

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'


Overall, there are some great reasons to grab this issue and continue reading this series. More reasons than I gave here (the Hot Rod and Grimlock mysteries...). 84 isn’t that special of an issue for REGENERATION, in my opinion. Not like 1984 special, or Abominus Gift Set special, but it does have Springer in it (C-64), and some great action. The art is consistently as it has been so far...good, bad, workable, refreshing, classic... whatever words you wanted to use to describe it earlier, still apply. There are some really great panels, and then some that are, not quite so great, but the style is consistent. You’ll continue your enjoyment of the series because or in spite of it.

REGENERATION 84 Reviewed - 'What About Starscream?'

Issue 84 of Regeneration hit stores today. Grab it and continue the blast from the past-iness that we are lucky enough to enjoy.

BBTS Sponsor News: Huge Clearance Sale, Transformers, Bandai & More

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: Huge Clearance Sale, Transformers, Bandai & More
Date: Monday, October 8th 2012 5:43pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
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We've cut prices 10% to 30% on over 5500 older and overstocked products! Over 2500 of these items have had discounts of 20% or greater applied. There are many great deals available as we make way for a huge amount of new product coming in this winter and spring - take a look at the sale menu and take advantage of many great deals on a huge variety of products:
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TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE - MP-16, MP-10B
Two new Masterpiece items were announced shortly after last week's news. The MP-16 Set includes Rumble (in blue) & Buzzsaw, and this set is listed at $59.99. The MP-10B is a Nemesis Prime version of the new Convoy mold, complete with Decepticon symbols, and is listed at $159.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ategory=22


TRANSFORMERS PRIME FIRST EDITION DELUXE SHARED EXCLUSIVES - SET, SINGLES
The First Edition figures from Transformers Prime are coming back thanks to this shared exclusive offering. The Deluxe wave includes Arcee ($11.99), Starscream ($14.99), Terrorcon Cliffjumper ($19.99) and Vehicon ($24.99); we also have them listed as a set of four at $59.99, saving you almost $12 off the single prices.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Exclusive


TRANSFORMERS PRIME FIRST EDITION VOYAGER SHARED EXCLUSIVES - SET, SINGLES
The Voyager Wave of First Edition figures is also available again. It includes Optimus Prime and Bulkhead at $29.99 each, or you can get the set of two at $49.99, saving almost $10 off the singles prices.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Exclusive


THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 03 - SET, SINGLES
This third assortment includes the Autopsy Zombie, Daryl's brother Merle Dixon, Michonne and both of her Zombie "Pets". Each figure is listed at $14.99, or you can get the set of 5 for $67.99, and save a few bucks.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+03


THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES BLOODY BLACK & WHITE MICHONNE & PET ZOMBIES THREE-PACK
For those of you that prefer the comic's black & white aesthetic, McFarlane Toys is also releasing a three-pack of Michonne and her pets in this style. The figures are also sprayed in 'blood', and we have the set listed at $35.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SCI-FI REVOLTECH #041 IRON MAN MARK V
This version of Iron Man's suit is done in silver and red, and comes with alternate hands as well as an 'armor suitcase' accessory. This figure is listed at $54.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW BANDAI FIGURES & KITS
We have listed a bunch of new and returning Bandai items from Gundam, Evangelion and more. We have the EVA-02 Version 2.0 Model Kit at $78.99, the EVA-06 Version 2.0 Model Kit at $68.99, the 1/100 MG Strike Noir Gundam at $73.99, the 1/144 HGUC RX-0 Unicron Gundam - Destroy Mode at $29.99, the 1/144 HG Clanche from Gundam AGE at $21.99 and more. You can see all of these new listings at the link.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10849


BIOSHOCK 2 EXCLUSIVES
NECA has announced that two previously-exclusive items from Bioshock 2 will now be available for orders. We have the single pack Little Sister (previously a European bonus for pre-ordering the game) listed at $9.99, and the Gift Set with a Splicer Mask, a Little Sister and Subject Omega is listed at $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5810


AVATAR NEYTIRI BUST, JACK SULLY STATUE
Two new items are up for pre-order from "Avatar". We have a life-size bust of Neytiri listed at $749.99, and a Jack Sully (in his Na'Vi form) 19" polystone statue at $299.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5803


DYNAMITE ACTION NO. 4 - TETSUJIN 28
Evolution Toy has a new Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) figure coming out soon. It will stand just over 7" tall and include some die-cast content; we have it listed at $164.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GRENDIZER - THREE NEW ITEMS
High Dream has announced three new Grendizer products. We have the Grendizer 9" Classic figure at $69.99, the Metaltech 01 Grendizer Chrome Version at $49.99 and the Metaltech 03 Duke Fleed's Buggy at $124.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... =Grendizer


REVOLTECH TAKEYA ZET
This figure from Zetman is done in red and black and comes with an alternate head, hands and wings and a tail. We have it priced at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GAMERA 2 ADVENT OF LEGION RESIN STATUE
This new statue of Legion is listed now for pre-order, priced at $679.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


RED PRYAMID THING 13" LIMITED EDIITON PVC STATUE
Our first offering from new vendor Toymunkey Studios is a 13" statue of the creature from Silent Hill II lovingly called "Pyramid Head". He is shown with a "Lying Figure" victim as well as his Great Knife, and is listed at $149.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HEROCLIX - CLIXBRICK, CASE, GRAVITY FEED
WizKids' newest announcement is for the Amazing Spider-Man Heroclix wave. It consists of ClixBricks that include 10 Booster Packs of 5 figures each, which are listed at $104.99 ($21 off the MSRP) for a ClixBrick or $194.99($57 off the MSRP) for a Case of two ClixBricks, as well as a gravity Feed of 24 blind-boxed singles, which will be the same figures as the Bricks but with new dials. These will ship a week before the Bricks, and are priced at $66.99 each ($8 off the MSRP).
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... n+Heroclix


DAY OF THE DEAD SKELANIMALS
Toynami is releasing three 6" Mini Plush Skelanimals in Day of the Dead decos. Kit, Diego and Maxx are each available for pre-order, priced at $9.99 apiece.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ad+Toynami


BOBBLEHEADS BY THE BOBBLEHEAD
We have a number of new pre-orders up from a new vendor called The Bobblehead - can you guess what they are? We have listings for characters from Sarah Palin to Socrates to Leonardo Da Vinci to Mother Teresa and more. These new bobbleheads are listed at $19.99 - $24.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... mpany=1479


BREAKING DAWN 2 ACCESSORIES
NECA has announced a number of new items from the upcoming "Breaking Dawn Part Two". We have Wire Cuffs, Necklaces, mugs, Pillow Cases, Rings and even a 16 Month Calendar - check them all out at the link.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10870


LEGENDARY TENKU ARMOR RETURNS FIGURE
This Square Enix figure comes from the Dragon Quest series. He is decked out in white, green and gold armor, and is listed at $79.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ZC WORLD - NEW 1/6 SCALE FIGURES
Four new ZC World 1/6 scale figures are listed. We have Mark from A Better Tomorrow listed at $179.99, LA Police Jack and LA Police Tiger at $109.90 each and Payton Senior Secretary with Chair at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... h=ZC+World


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TRANSFORMERS ALTERNITY EXCLUSIVES - GALVATRON, BLUDGEON
Two new Alternity exclusives have just arrived from overseas. Galvatron is a purple redeco of the Nissan Fairlady Z, while Bludgeon is a green and black redeco of the Okamora Orochi; each is priced at $109.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Exclusive


MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" 2012 SERIES 02 REVISION 02 - CASE, SET
This set includes the Punisher with a new deco, She-Hulk, Shattered Dimension Spider-Man, the Scarlet Witch and Kang the Conqueror, and is listed at $67.99. The Series 02 Revision 02 Case Assortment adds Juggernaut, Colossus, Beast, Beta Ray Bill and other newer figure and is listed at $114.99. We also have singles of the new Punisher and Spider-Man, each priced at $11.99 - $12.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +SERIES+02


NEW STAR WARS EXCLUSIVES - ENDOR CREW, EWOK SCOUTS TWO-PACKS, AT-ST
Two new exclusive two-packs have arrived. The Endor AT-ST Crew includes an AT-ST Driver and an AT-ST Gunner, while the Ewok Scout Set includes Widdle Warwick and Wunka. Each set is listed at $29.99. We also have the AT-ST Exclusive vehicle listed to complete the display, and it is priced at $89.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Exclusive


DOCTOR WHO ELEVENTH DOCTOR 1/6 SCALE LIMITED EDITION FIGURE
The first release from Big Chief Studios' new 1/6 scale line is the Eleventh Doctor. He comes with a full outfit including jacket, alternate hands, a TARDIS Floor Base with Stand, Sonic Screwdrivers in both Opened and Closed positions, a Time Lord Consciousness Cube and more accessories. We have this great new figure listed at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


S.H. FIGUARTS BOUKEN RED
The red Power Ranger from GoGo Sentai Boukenger has arrived in the form of this new S.H. Figuarts figure. It comes with accessories and is listed at $52.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #11 Andrew Griffith Interview

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise #11 Andrew Griffith Interview
Date: Thursday, October 4th 2012 12:55am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers facebook page

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The official Transformers facebook page has shared an interview with Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing artist Andrew Griffith. The interview has been mirrored below for those without facebook access.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #11 Andrew Griffith Interview

As the Transformers: Robots in Disguise comic book series from IDW Publishing and Hasbro approaches the end of its first year, we thought we’d sit down with the series artist, Andrew Griffith, for his thoughts on the first nine issues of the series (the first five of which have been collected in a paperback) as well as the future of the series! Back issues (and last week’s giant-sized annual) are available at comic book stores everywhere, and digitally at http://read.idwpublishing.com/ —or download it on Comixology on your mobile device!

Q: Hi, Andrew. As we’re approaching the end of Robots in Disguise’s first year—how has it has been for you?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: Oh, it's been fantastic. I’m enjoying working on this book as much now as when I first began. I mean, nothing can beat the initial thrill of getting a call to take on the art chores for an ongoing Transformers series, but the fun and challenge of it has not dwindled a bit. I even recently tweeted the fact that it's been a year and a half since I got that call and I'm still as excited to be on the book now as I was then.

Q: You and writer John Barber have been working very closely on the look and feel on this book. Has it changed much from where you started out to where you are now?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: John Barber the writer? For a second, I was afraid you were asking me about the John Barber responsible for the development of rail gun technology. No really, look it up. Same name.

Parenthetical humor aside, John’s a dream to work with. We’ve been working together since July of 2010 when we started the Dark of the Moon movie prequel series Foundation, and I feel like it didn’t take us long at all to meld with each other’s storytelling ideas. I really notice as I read his scripts that he’s writing them specifically for me—he’s gotten to know what he has to detail out for me, and what he can let me take hold of and run with.

That man is writing so many different things now, as well as editing a few more, that I don’t know how he manages to keep each book straight—but working closely with him for so long I haven’t seen any less commitment or intensity from him on the part of RID. It’s kind of amazing. He just chugs right along. As far as the look and feel, I think it’s stayed pretty consistent over the issues. We’re really been trying to do some world building, with Iacon changing constantly as more ships arrive, ships are converted into buildings, and civilization takes hold. Meanwhile, this relatively settled section is surrounded by an entire planet that's been reborn and essentially unexplored. We've been working to establish a mix of strange structures naturally forming, ruined husks of ancient Cybertronian structures, and bizarre alien landscapes. Hopefully that comes across in the books.

Q: What characters have you been finding more of a challenge to draw, and do any of them come as a surprise to you? I bet there are some you can do with your eyes closed.

ANDREW GRIFFITH: I don’t know what it is, but for some reason whenever I draw a Sweep's decapitated head in RID (specifically in issue 5) it never looks right to me. Something about the boxiness of the helmet, I think.

Q: You did a different design for Starscream before going for the War for Cybertron designs. How many of the characters did you re-design that weren’t used?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: Well, truth to be told, not too many. I knew the series was going to feature Bumblebee, so my thought was to nail down (no pun intended) Bee’s look, and then base the aesthetic of the rest of the characters off of his appearance. I ended up doing about three Bumblebee designs that were never good enough that I’d want show them to anybody, and then I did some of characters like Prowl and Starscream. The Starscream one is the one you’re talking about, but looking back I don’t think the Prowl one would have worked well at all for his role in the series and I don’t know that I’d ever want to show him off. Just not a very good design in retrospect.

Q: Any stand out issues for you during this first year that surprised you?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: You know, I really enjoyed #4. When I first read that issue, I was instantly eager to draw it. On one level it read as a fairly straightforward action issue, but underneath there were a to of things going on, some of which has yet to be revealed to the reader. But I think eventually people will be able to look back at that issue and see it in a different light and say “ooooohhhhhhh.”


Q: Would you say that you’ve changed much as an artist during the year as you’ve done more and more issues?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: Well, I hope so. I always want to be improving as an artist. I definitely feel like I can confidently turn out a competent page at a faster rate than I could have at the beginning. And there are certain things I wish I would have drawn differently in the first few issues, like Bumblebee and Prowl’s heads. I don’t know what it is about Bee, if I’m not careful I just end up making his head wider and wider and wider.

Q: You went to San Diego Comic Con this year, met the fans, signed many things and talked giant robots. How’d you find it? Was it a fun experience?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: Well, I’ve gone to a number of conventions this year, and from all the fans I’ve talked to, they are all really excited about what is going on in Transfomers comics, so it's been really encouraging. That’s a very rewarding thing to hear, that what you're pouring your heart and soul and time into is being appreciated. The highlight of SDCC for me is always getting to see the people there that I never get to see otherwise, and getting to meet and talk with [legendary G.I. Joe writer] Larry Hama and [legendary Transformers writer] Flint Dille for example. But the best part was probably finally meeting John Barber and [editor] Carlos Guzman, who I’d been working closely with for two years by that point but had never met in person.

Q: From the characters you’ve designed for the series, which one of them would you like to see turned into a toy? If you were given the choice.

ANDREW GRIFFITH: I’m pretty happy with what I’ve come up with for the Constructicons, they retain enough of their G1 appearance while still looking like Cybertronian in nature. It’d be pretty awesome for me to see a Generations-line Devastator combiner based on them, similar to the combining Fall of Cybertron Bruticus toy that’s out.

Q: As we’re wrapping up the first year, there’s still to more issues to go until we hit #12. is there anything little snippets you can say without giving to much away?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: Well, I can’t say too much without IDW snipers placed across the street filling me with tranquilizers and shipping me off to Siberia, but I can promise that issues 11 to 15 are ones not to be missed. By the end of that arc, you'll have a lot of questions answered, some long unseen characters make an appearance, and some resolution to the first year’s over-arching story. Basically, it’s good stuff. I just hope I can draw it as well as it’s written.

Q: Heading into year 2, you’ve probably been talking with John Barber about the future. Anything you can say about what the fans could possibly expect?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: Yeah, we had a chance at SDCC to sit down and bounce ideas off of each other. A bit early to see if he uses any of mine. [Laughs] In all seriousness, one of the great things about John is how he’s so open to collaboration between us, and if he likes an idea I have, he’s not too proud to use it in the story. If it seems like I’m avoiding spoilers as far as where the story is going, I am. It’s hard to discuss it without giving too much away. But I will say that John and I are both excited about where things are headed.

BBTS Sponsor News: Transformers, Hot Toys, Metal Gear, Imports, Movies, Eaglemoss & More

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: Transformers, Hot Toys, Metal Gear, Imports, Movies, Eaglemoss & More
Date: Wednesday, August 29th 2012 4:22pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Sponsor News, Collectables, Unlicensed Products News, Collector's Club News
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MOVIE MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE WOLVERINE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE
Hot Toys will be releasing a new version of Wolverine, this time based on his appearance in "X-Men: The Last Stand". It comes with alternate hands, a light-up display base and much more, and is listed at $214.99, saving you $20 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS - TAKARA - FALL OF CYBERTRON
Takara follows up Hasbro's Generations line with their own set of releases! Look for figures to come with slightly different paint applications as well as possible chrome parts. We do not have any images of Takara product yet, but will update the site when they become available.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... akara+fall


KOTOBUKIYA 1/100 SCALE METAL GEAR REX FIGURE KIT
We have just listed this new kit from Metal Gear Solid. When completed it will be an articulated version of the original, and we currently have it listed at $109.99, although we expect this price to decrease once it is announced domestically.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TERMINATOR COLLECTION 7" FIGURE SERIES 03 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
The new case assortment of Terminator figures includes five each of Kyle Reese and the T-800 (Tanker Truck Pursuit) as well as four of the T-1000 (Liquid Nitrogen), and is priced at $194.99, $57 off the MSRP. We also have them available as a Set of three for $47.99 ($8 off the MSRP). We have singles listed of Kyle Reese and the T-800 (Tanker Truck Pursuit) also, priced at $15.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+03


NEW IMPORT EXCLUSIVES
Fourteen new import exclusives are now up for pre-order. These include three new Figuarts Zero Artist Specials from One Piece, a Project BM Elek States figure from Kamen Rider, the Kamen Rider S.H. Figuarts Module Set 05, a Miku Hatsune Yukata Version Nendoroid figure and more.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10443


NEW EAGLEMOSS LISTINGS - MARVEL, DC CHESS, LOTR CHESS
Eaglemoss is branching out from the success of the DC Chess figures and starting a new line of Lord of the Rings Chess figures. This first month has #001 Aragorn White King, #002 Gothmog Black Bishop, #003 Gandalf White Bishop and #004 Gollum Black Pawn, each at $15.99. We also have the DC Chess #22 Red Hood Black Pawn and #023 Batwing White Pawn at $15.99 each and #189 Gamora and #190 Vance Astro for the Marvel side.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10401


SEPTEMBER DVDS & BLU-RAYS
This month brings a good-sized list of DVDs and Blu-Rays from a variety of titles. We have the Mass Effect: Paragon Lost title on Blu-Ray at $34.99 and on DVD at & $29.99. We also have the Complete Season 4 of the Clone Wars listed at $49.99 for the DVD Set and $69.99 for the Blu-Ray Set. Other titles include Transformers Rescue Bots - Roll to the Rescue DVD at $16.99, two Batman Double Feature DVDs (SubZero & Batman Beyond: The Movie, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker & The Batman Vs. Dracula) at $16.99 each, GaoGaiGar Complete Collection DVD Set at $49.99, Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy DVD at $18.99 and the follow-up Galaxy Express 999 Complete Series DVD Set Volume 01 at $54.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10436


BLACK BOX 1/6 SCALE FLAKVIERLING 38 WITH TRAILER
This 1/6 scale artillery unit features metal construction and is full of details. We have the gray and Tan versions listed at $599.99 each, and the Camo version at $624.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... akvierling


LORD OF THE RINGS WEAPON REPLICAS
We have six new replicas from United Cutlery up for pre-order. We have the Sword of the Witch-King, Narsil: the Sword of King Elendil and Anduril: the Sword of King Elessar at $249.99 each, as well as the Fighting Knives of Legolas Greenleaf at $244.99, Sting: the Sword of Frodo Baggins at $179.99 and the Staff of Gandalf the White at $189.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ed+Cutlery


ENTERBAY BRUCE LEE BLACK LABEL 1/6 SCALE LIMITED EDITION STATUE
We just wanted to add a quick note - the price on this item has been reduced to $159.99 now that it has been solicited domestically. If you were on the fence about this great piece before, now is your chance to grab one for your collection.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SDCC 2012 EXCLUSIVE VINYL INVADER 11" GRAY SUIT BATMAN
This exclusive version of the new Batman vinyl figure is limited to 480 pieces and combines the Japanese super robot aesthetic with one of America's most beloved super heroes. We have this figure listed at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS DARTH MALGUS PREMIUM FORMAT 1/4 SCALE FIGURE
This new statue of one of the Dark Lords of the Sith stands 20" tall and has him in a cloth cape with his armor, lightsaber and respirator. We have him listed at $374.99, with a release date around March of 2013.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WALKING DEAD HALLOWEEN 2012 MINIMATES SET
This special holiday Black & White two-pack includes Dale and a Female Zombie. We have it listed at $7.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DC HEROCLIX BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM COUNTERTOP DISPLAY, FAST FORCES
Two new items have been listed from the newest assortment of DC Heroclix. This new assortment will include Birds of Prey, the Outsides and the WildC.A.T.S. and we have them available two ways - as a Countertop Display of 36 with 24 singles and four team packs for $89.99, or as a Fast Forces Six-Pack with Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress, Lady Blackhawk, Hawk and Dove, which is listed at $15.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +of+Gotham


MIGHTY GOH VERSION 02 EX GOKIN
The ship from "Mighty Jack" is up for pre-order in its second incarnation. The Mighty Goh is about 12" long and is listed at $323.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


VASH THE STAMPEDE 1/8 SCALE FIGURE
Kotobukiya is releasing a new figure of this Trigun character. We currently have it listed at $119.99, but this price will decrease if a domestic release is announced.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR TREK MASTERPIECE COLLECTION BUSTS
The Captain Kirk and Captain Picard busts have been re-solicited and are ready for pre-orders. We have each listed at $79.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Trek+Bust


OUTER LIMITED CREATURE COLLECTION - ALIEN THETAN
This new series is set to bring us all the famous creatures from the sci-fi series, starting with the one that inspired "The Watchmen" The 1/8 Scale Thetan is listed at $74.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FRANKENWEENIE FIGURES
The upcoming Tim Burton movie "Frankenweenie" is sure to spawn a variety of figures, and we have the latest of these listed for pre-order. Medicom is producing VCDs of Sparky ($56.99, $4 off the MSRP) and Victor ($64.99, $5 off the MSRP), as well as an Ultra Detail Figure Set of Victor & Sparky at $37.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ie+Medicom


YU-GI-OH BLACK MAGICIAN 1/7 SCALE FIGURE
Kotobukiya adds to their Yu-Gi-Oh offerings with this Black Magician 1/7 scale figure. He stands with his staff in hand atop a pentagram base, and is currently listed at $124.99, although this price may decrease is a domestic release is in the offing.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


JAKKS PACIFIC TV GAMES TOUCH
Jakks is releasing a new line of video games that plug right in to your TV and are played through an included touch screen. The first titles to come out will be Star Wars, Spider-Man and Spongebob Squarepants, and we have them listed at $28.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ames+Touch


DISNEY SECRET OF THE WINGS FAIRIES
We have a number of new dolls and figures from the upcoming "Secret of the Wings" Disney movie starring Tinkerbell. We have a Case of 4 9" Winter Fashion Dolls at $64.99, as well as two cases of 4 4.5" Fairies -- the Basic Fairies at $32.99 and the Winter/Spring Pack at $67.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ks+fairies


GREMLINS GIZMO 6" PLUSH
Everyone's favorite Mogwai is now available in the form of a 6" plush, and we have him listed for $9.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


THE WALKING DEAD POP! VINYL FIGURES
Four characters from The Walking Dead are the first to get figures in the POP! Television line. We have Sheriff Rick Grimes, Daryl, the RV Walker and the Bicycle Girl listed right now, priced at $10.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... Dead+Funko



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TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-11S SUNSTORM
This new Seeker comes with coronation pieces lke a cape and crown as well as a collectible coin. We have this figure listed at $189.99, $30 off the MSRP, and it is created from the updated Seeker body with the QC fixes.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME EXCLUSIVE TERRORCON BUMBLEBEE
The new version of Bumblebee is a Tokyo Toy Show 2012 exclusive and also includes a clear purple version of the scorpion Arms Micron. Don't miss out on this exclusive, priced at $64.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ROBOTS IN DISGUISE VOYAGER SERIES 03 CASE, SINGLES
This new assortment includes Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bulkhead and Dreadwing, and we have the case listed at $89.99. We also have singles available of Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bulkhead, priced at $9.50 - $24.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8343


TERMINATOR 2 HD MASTERPIECE 1/4 SCALE T-800 FIGURE
Enterbay has just released this fantastic new 1/4 scale articulated figure fo the T-800 from "Terminator 2". It comes with weapons including bullets and shells, interchangeable hands, a cloth outfit including leather jacket and pants, a display stand, an endoskeleton arm and more, and is listed at $499.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME AM-18 AIRACHNID
The import version of Airachnid has arrived. She comes with her own Micron, transforms from robot to helicopter and is listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BLUE BOX 1/18 SCALE F-18C VFA-86 SIDEWINDERS
This new 1/18 scale Hornet aircraft comes loaded with weapons and other details. We have it listed at $179.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


EM GOKIN 01 - BLUE JET
This figure was once called Fi-Tor here in the States as a Renegade Gobot, but in Japan he is a Machine Robo character named Blue Jet. Fewture has produced an EM Gohkin figure of Blue Jet, and we have it listed at $109.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


E.T. 30TH ANNIVERSARY FIGURE SERIES 02 SET
This pair includes Telepathic E.T. and Night Flight E.T. The two figures com with accessories such as a blanket, a Speak N Spell and more, and the set is priced at $28.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TOYNAMI SDCC 2012 PLUSH EXCLUSIVES - STREET FIGHTER x HELLO KITTY, DARK KNIGHT RISES SKELANIMAL
We have received two more SDCC exclusives from Toynami. The Street Fighter x Hello Kitty Chun Li stands about 10" tall and is listed at $63.99, while the Dark Knight Rises Skelanimal stands 10" tall as well and is listed at $47.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 2012+Plush


FREEZE T-SHIRTS - GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS
A number of new t-shirts have arrived. We have GI Joe and Transformers shirts in sizes Medium to XXL, and they are priced at $15.99 - $16.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ze+T-Shirt


MATTEL VOLTRON BLUE LION & ALLURA SET
For the benefit of our international and other customers we have received a small quantity of the Blue Lion set from Mattel. It comes with Princess Allura as well as a key, and is listed at $84.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


"THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" BATMAN 8" FIGURE
Our shipment also included a small number of the 8" Batman figure from the latest movie. It comes with batarangs and a display base and is listed at $42.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS MIRROR MASTER
This month's Club Infinite Earths subscription figure is Mirror Master, an enemy of the Flash. He includes his twin mirror guns and holsters, and is listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS SIR LASER-LOT
This new character created by Geoff Johns is part of the 30th Anniversary Series. He comes with a laser flail, a laser sword and a laser shield, and is listed at $34.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


PARANORMAN 4" FIGURINE SERIES 01 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
This case assortment includes three of Norman with Hand Base, two each of Norman with Toothbrush and Zombie Judge Hopkins and one each of Alvin, Neil, Zombie John henry, Zombie Thaddeus Glover and Zombie Amelia Wilcott; we have the case listed at $124.99, $31 off the MSRP. We also have the set of 8 (one of each figure) listed at $99.99, and singles of Norman with Hand Base, Norman with Toothbrush and Zombie Judge Hopkins at $11.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8640

BBTS Sponsor News: Metroid, Diamond Select, Transformers, DC Unlimited, Hot Toys & More

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Date: Wednesday, August 22nd 2012 2:54pm CDT
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METROID FIGMA SAMUS ARAN FIGURE
The heroine of the Metroid video game series is getting her own Figma action figure. She comes in her armor suit, with accessories like an energy blast and her ball form. This figure is currently listed at $64.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DIAMOND SELECT NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
Diamond Select has announced a number of new items, including three different waves of Minimates. Marvel Minimates Wave 48 Set of 8 includes new versions of Reed, Sue and Johnny from the Fantastic Four plus Blastaar, the Puppet Master, Alicia Masters and two Moloids, while the first wave of the new Battle Beast Minimates line has Vorin the Ram, Merk the Falcon, Scorpion, Snake and more; each of these waves of 8 is listed at $33.99. We also have the second Series of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates, which includes Ryu, Yoshimitsu, Abel, Kazuya, Chun Li, Hwoarang, Rufus and Julia, and is listed at $33.99 as well. The Femme Fatales line continues with Kabuki, who is priced at $39.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP. Finally, the Star Trek line gets two new entries. The Landing Party Role Play Three Pack has a Tricorder, a Phaser and a Communicator from the Original Series and is listed at $99.99; Diamond Select is also beginning a new series of 7" scale figures, starting with Mr. Spock and the Horta from "The Devil in the Dark", and it is listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10359


NEW KOTOBUKIYA LISTINGS
Not to be outdone, Kotobukiya has announced a number of new items as well. The Men In Black get a female agent in the form of Agent G, a new Bishoujo statue who is listed at $53.99, $6 off the MSRP. Kotobukiya also add to two popular lines with the New 52 Flash 1/10 Scale ArtFX+ Statue at $35.99 ($4 off the MSRP) and the Danger Room Sessions Cyclops 10.5" Fine Art Statue priced at $199.99, $20 off the MSRP. The title transforming tank from Gunhed comes home as a new model kit priced at $89.99, $10 off the MSRP, as does the Muv-Luv Alternative Shiranui 2nd Yuya Bridges, as a D-Style model kit priced at $17.99. GaoGaiGar's helper ChoRyuJin will soon be available as a D-Style kit as well, priced at $24.99, and the first of the Frame Arms Extend Arms set is coming as well, priced at $17.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10380


KNIGHT MORPHER AIRBORNE SQUAD
New from Mastermind Creations, we have just put up 3 new Knight Morpher items: KM-05 Airborne Squad Screecher, KM-06 Warper, KM-07 Stormer. Each one of these is priced at $89.99 and will come with a comic book.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... mastermind


TRANSFORMERS CLUB SUBSCRIPTION FIGURES
We will be getting the figures from the upcoming Transformers Club Subscription. Some of the figures have already sold out, but we still have Depth Charge, Slipstream, Breakdown, Jackpot, Circuit and Ultra Mammoth, with prices ranging from $39.99 to $129.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10366


DC UNLIMITED 2013 SERIES 01 CASE
Mattel has just announced a case assortment for the first wave of DC Unlimited figures. It includes three of Superman, two of Flash and one of Hawkman and is listed at $104.99, $15 off the MSRP. We have also restocked our pre-orders of the Set of Three, priced at $57.99, and the singles at $18.99 - $24.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+01


1/4 SCALED PREDATOR 2 FIGURES: CASE/SINGLES
The Masked City Hunter and Warrior Predator figures are now up on the site. We have these available in either a case of 2 or individually. The individual figures are priced at $94.99 and the case of 2 is $189.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... predator+2


MY SIZE BATMAN 31" FIGURE
The latest figure from "The Dark Knight Rises" is this new 31" My Size Batman. It has 7 points of articulation and is listed at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out


1/18 SCALE BAT-POD WITH CATWOMAN MODEL KIT
This set is labeled for experienced builders only and includes a resin Catwoman from "The Dark Knight Rises" to sit atop the Bat-Pod. We have this kit listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BSG VIPER MARK II, MK VII 1/32 SCAEL FINISHED MODEL KITS
Moebius is releasing two more pre-finished model kits. We have listings for 1/32 scale versions of the Mark II and Mark VII Vipers, priced at $49.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... r+Finished


STREET FIGHTER 1/4 SCALE SAGAT STATUE
PopCultureShock has announced a new 21" statue of Sagat from the Street Fighter series. He comes in his cloth shorts and is listed at $344.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out


TYGRA 1/4 SCALE MIXED MEDIA STUDIO STATUE
The Thundercats line also gets a new entry from PopCultureShock. Tygra is shown with his whip lashing forward and stands 32" tall. He comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is listed at $339.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GAME OF THRONES TYRION LANNISTER STATUE
Tyrion Lannister, one of the breakout characters on HBO's "A Game of Thrones" is now the subject of a Dark Horse statue. It stands 10" tall and shows Tyrion with axe in hand, ready to attack the Baratheon usurper at the wall of King's Landing. We have this piece listed at $159.99, $40 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out


NEW IMPORT EXCLUSIVE FIGURES
We have listed 15 new import exclusive figures. These include an S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Genocider at $237.99, PS# and Nintendo 3DS E.X. Troopers games with Teekee figures, a 1/144 scale HG Meteor Unit kit, 1/144 scale Sazabi GPB Color Reissue and GM Sniper II White Dingo Corps, Robot Damashii Leo Space Type, a Robot Damashii Leo Upgrade kit and much more -- be sure to check them out at the link.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10345


DISNEY ENESCO NEW OFFERINGS
We have four new listings from Enesco for Disney figurines. The Lily of the Valley Fairy from Fantasia measures 5" tall and is listed at $324.99 with bronze details; the Summer's Twilight, Autumn's Dawn Fairies stand 7.75" tall with three bronze fairies and are listed at $498.99. Mickey's Christmas Carol gives us Scrooge & Tiny Tim: Tidings of Goodwill at $198.99, and the 75th Anniversary Limited Edition Snow White & Prince: Fairy Tale Ending is priced at $298.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ney+Enesco


NEW SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ITEMS
A number of new items are coming out in the Sonic line. We have 20th Anniversary Comic Book Two-Packs od Shadow & Silver and Amy & Sonic, each at $16.99. We also have a 10" Classic Sonic & 10" Modern Sonic at $23.99 each, Sonic All Stars Racing items, Sonic Free Riders, Sonic 2" Classic Multi Packs, 3" Game Pack Figures, 6" Super Posers in Case, Set and Singles, 3" Figures with Accessories and more.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... arch=Sonic


JILL VALENTINE 1/6 SCALE STATUE
Hollywood Collectibles is releasing a new 1/6 scale statue of Jill Valentine, the heroine of Resident Evil. She stands 13.5' tall with twin pistols ready and is listed at $179.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


"THE EXPENDABLES 2" REPLICA KNIVES
Two new replica knives are being released from "The Expendables 2". We have new listings for a Gil Hibben Legionnaire Bowie Knife with Sheath at $106.99 and a Toothpick Knife with Sheath at $98.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=6901


NEW TRANSFORMERS T-SHIRTS
A number of new Transformers G1 T-Shirts are on their way. We have new shirts with Optimus, Megatron, Starscream, Bumblebee, Jazz, Grimlock, Thundercracker and Soundwave, along with the logos, and they are listed at $23.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... mpany=1162


THE HOBBIT JEWELRY REPLICAS
Badali Jewelry is producing a number of replicas from the upcoming Hobbit movies. These includes a Bag End Door Necklace in bronze, silver or gold, Thror's Key necklaces and keychain and the Dwarven Ring of Power with a variety of stones or simulated stones, all in sizes 10-15.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8284


NEW TREXI FIGURES - JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPONGEBOB
A variety of new Trexi figures have just been listed. The Justice League are represented by five new figures - clear Trexies in Green with the Green Lantern symbol, Red with the Flash symbol, Yellow with the Wonder Woman symbol, Black with the Batman Symbol and Blue with the Superman symbol. They are listed at $13.99 each, or as a set of 5 for $59.99. We also have six Spongebob Squarepants figures - Sandy, Squidward, Patrick, Viking Spongebob, Bedtime Spongebob and Spongebob - and they are priced at $69.99 for the set of 6 or $13.99 each singly.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... arch=trexi


DOCTOR WHO NOVELTIES & GAMES
We have listed four new items on our Doctor Who menu. For the science lovers we have the Dalek Enemy Identifier and Silurian Crystal Lab, each at $44.99. We also have Glow-In-The-Dark 2D Molded Stickers at $14.99 and a Doctor Who Yahtzee game at $23.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... Doctor+Who


NEW FURBIES
Four new colors of the new Furby model have been announced. Plum, Pink Puff, green Man and Twilight have all been put up for pre-order, priced at $64.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... arch=Furby


"BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 01" DVD, BLU-RAY & DVD SET
The latest of the DC Animated titles to be announced is the upcoming version of Frank Miller's classic future Batman story. This video will include the first half (presumably) of the story, and is listed at $22.99 for the DVD, or $29.99 for the Blu-Ray & DVD Set.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... turns+Part


"MEN IN BLACK 3" SUNGLASSES
These licensed sunglasses come with a carry case, a cleaning cloth and a Certificate of Authenticity. We have them listed at $32.99, so don't miss out on them.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out


MASS EFFECT SX3 ALLIANCE FIGHTER REPLICA
The Normandy will finally have some backup with the release of this new fighter ship. It comes with a display stand and is listed at $29.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LUCHA LEGENDS SERIES 01 - SET, SINGLES
new Vendor Five 0 Nine is producing a new line of figures based on popular Luchadors from Mexico. Series 01 includes Atlantis, Averno, Mistico and Shocker, and we have them listed at $22.99 each, or $84.99 for the set of four.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3072


"FRANKENWEENIE" FIGURES, PLUSH
The upcoming movie has a number of different figures being re4leased as well as a 10" plush of After Life Sparky at $19.99. The 3" figures come in two-packs, which are available singly at $10.99 each, as a Set of 4 at $41.99 or as a Case of 12 at $99.99. We also have listings for 4-piece Collector Packs, singly at $19.99 each or as a set of two for $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3071


WWE CASES, SINGLE
A number of new case assortments have been listed. We have Series 20 Global Superstars Case of 12 at $129.99 as well as the single Sheamus at $10.99. We have the Basic Figure Cases of 12 for Series 21, 22, 23 and Best of 2012 at $129.99 each, as well as Basic Figure Two-Packs Series 18 Case of 6 at $125.99 and Elite Figure Series 17 Case of 8 at $143.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... search=wwe


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STAR WARS REAL ACTION HEROES DARTH VADER VERSION 2.0
This new version of the Dark Lord of the Sith has both helmeted and Episode VI Anakin heads, an LED-lit lightsaber, a talking body with 6 original movie quotes, multiple hands and a display stand. We have this RAH figure listed at $289.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME AM-01 OPTIMUS PRIME WITH BATTLE SHIELD
This Toys R Us Japan exclusive includes the AM-01 Prime with his Arms Micron as well as three recolored Microns that together form the Cosmotector Shield. He also comes with a cardboard of his trailers which can hold a Deluxe transformer as all as the Microns; we have this item listed at $89.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HALO 4 SERIES 01 CASE, SET, SINGLES
The first assortment of Halo 4 figures has arrived from McFarlane Toys. This series includes Grunt Storm, Spartan Warrior, Elite Zealot and Master Chief, and they are available as a Case of eight (two of each) for $89.99, a Set of four at $45.99 or singly at $11.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 01+Figures


SUCKER PUNCH MOVIE MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE AMBER COLLECTIBLE FIGURE
Hot Toys' second figure from "Sucker Punch" is Amber. This figure comes with her complete outfit as well as a lollipop, a lighter, a pistol, a knife and much more. We have this figure listed at $159.99, $10 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SDCC 2012 EXCLUSIVE MOVIE MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE CAPTAIN AMERICA - RESCUE VERSION
One of the SDCC exclusives this year was this figure of Captain America as he appeared in "Captain America: The First Avenger". As in the film, the action figures comes with a brown leather-like jacket and tan pants and includes alternate hands, his triangular shield, multiple other weapons and more. We have this exclusive figure listed at $249.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


"THE AVENGERS" MARVEL SELECT HULK FIGURE
This figure stands over 8" tall with 16 points of articulation. Don't miss out on this towering Avengers for your collection, priced at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


"THE AVENGERS" MARVEL SELECT HAWKEYE FIGURE
We have received a small restock shipment of Hawkeye from the recent movie. He comes in his black and red outfit and is priced at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HOT WHEELS HERITAGE 1/18 SCALE DIE-CAST BATMOBILE
This vehicle comes from the 1989 movie "Batman" and bring this popular car home for collectors. It is listed at $59.99 and is ready to join your collection now.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FRIDAY THE 13TH 7" FIGURE SERIES 01 - SET OF TWO
This set includes regular and battle-damaged versions of Jason as he appeared in "Friday the 13th Part 3". These 7.5" figures come with a machete, an axe, a spear gun and more, and we have the set listed at $32.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL MINIMATES FEAR ITSELF BOX SETS
Two new Minimates four-packs have arrived. The Worthy set includes Cul the Serpent, Skadi (Sin), Angrir (Thing) and Mokk (Grey Gargoyle), while the Mighty set has Odin, Hawkeye, Spider-Man and Iron Man. We have each set listed at $15.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ear+Itself


SDCC 2012 MARVEL MINIMATES AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TWO-PACK
This two-pack has Spidey and the Lizard, each splashed with sewage. The two-pack is listed at $8.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SDCC 2012 BATTLE BEASTS MINIMATE TWO-PACK
We also have the first release from the new Battle Beasts Minimates line. This set includes Vorin the Ram and a new dragonfly villain. This set is listed at $8.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS MOS EISLEY CANTINA 12" FIGURE ENVIRONMENT
The latest Star Wars 12" figure environment from Sideshow is this chunk of the Cantina. It shows the curving roof and a window, and includes a double-sided window graphic as well as interior lights. This piece can be used as interior as well as exterior cantina displays and is listed at $234.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


RED HULK 24" COMIQUETTE
This website exclusive shows the Red Hulk touching down from a huge leap, with rippling muscles and a look of rage on his face. It stands 2 feet tall and is listed at $359.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out


UNION JACK 12.5" STATUE
Bowen Designs has just released this new statue of Union Jack. This is one of the Marvel heroes that represents the U.K., and he has his dagger and pistol at the ready. We have this statue listed at $229.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ROGUE CLASSIC 14.5" STATUE
X-Men mainstay Rogue gets a new statue that shows her flying in the outfit she wore right around the Fall of the Mutants storyline. This statue is a must-have for X-Men collector, and is listed at $224.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ALIEN BIG CHAP POLYSTONE STATUE
The alien from the first movie is shown here crouching atop a Giger-esque pedestal. The piece stands 16" tall and is listed at $234.99, $15 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


JESSICA RABBIT 20" PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
This statue of Roger Rabbit's wife shows her in her red fabric gown and comes with a Penguin Waiter statue alongside. It measures 20" x 7" x 7" and is listed at $324.99.
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SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN 8" FIGURE SERIES 01 - SET OF STEVE AUSTIN & BIGFOOT
This first assortment from Bif Bang Pow includes the Six Million Dollar Man himself as well as his one-time foe Bigfoot. We have the set of two listed at $43.99.
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MMA ULTIMATE COLLECTOR SERIES 09 SPECIALTY RETAILER ASSORTMENT SINGLES
Six figures from this assortment are now available as singles. We have Ben Henderson, Cain Velasquez, Chris Leben, Don Frye, Jason Miller and Nick Diaz, and each is listed at $14.99 each.
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MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" 2012 SERIES 01 CASE, SET
A restock shipment of this popular wave has arrived. The Set of five includes the new Hulk, Beast, Spider-Man, Kraven and Beta Ray Bill and is listed at $54.99; we also have the Case of 12, which includes two each of the figures in the set as well as one of the Original Hulk and one of Ghost Rider, and is listed at $109.99. Each of the five figures in the set is also listed singly, priced at $11.99 - $13.99 each.
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MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" SINGLES
Just a quick reminder - we have a number of new and recent Marvel Universe figures available as singles. For those of you that have holes in your collection, we have Shattered Dimension Spider-Man, New Deco Punisher, She-Hulk, Falcon, Modern Thor and many more - check them out at the link.
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SDCC 2012 CATWOMAN 2" MEZ-ITZ KEYRING
This exclusive is taken from Catwoman's look in "The Dark Knight Rises" and has five points of articulation. We have this exclusive listed at $11.99.
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Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8 Creator Commentary

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8 Creator Commentary
Date: Wednesday, August 8th 2012 6:33pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
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The official Transformers facebook page has posted the creator commentary for Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8. Artist Andrew Griffith and writer John Barber give us their thoughts on the first five pages. Mirrored below for those without facebook access.

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PAGE 1- Ironhide is setting out the mission for this issue. It seems like Ironhide is changing as a character as much as Cybertron itself continues to evolve.

JOHN BARBER: Yeah, he’s evolving as he tries to make sense of the vision of the future that he had in “Chaos.” I wanted to make that something that really impacts the character. He’s still the old battle-ready roughneck, but he’s seen something that’s really changed his perception of the universe. And yeah, it’s continually changing—his ideas about what he saw—and we’re also seeing more aspects of what he know, and what he thinks.

ANDREW GRIFFITH: I was surprised you didn't ask about the obvious visual reference to the movie Patton, which I give full credit for to John. I think John's shown a real good handle on Ironhide's character, which is something worthy of note considering he's a battle-hardened and weary warrior who's been killed, resurrected and presented with a vision of where he ends up billions of years in the future. Whether or not what he saw is real or a dream, that's gotta leave a mark on a guy. And it's been fun to see old Ironhide explore his metaphysical side.

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PAGES 2 and 3- The Dinobots are revealed along with Sky Lynx. As a team they appear to be a natural fit. What made you want to bring them back now and Sky Lynx, what draws you to him as a character.

JOHN BARBER: I love the Dinobots—I’ve never made any bones about that! (Er, get it? Bones? Dinosaurs? Sorry.) The thing that drew me to Sky Lynx is about 100 billion emails and phone calls from Andrew asking when he’d play a big role. What works here is that Lynx has such a different personality than the Dinobots. I mean, going back to his original G1 personality—we haven’t really seen him much in the IDW comics. I think he’s such an odd Transformer… people get drawn to him because he wasn’t a car or a jet that changes into a humanoid robot-mode… he’s a bird, he’s a cat, he’s a space shuttle, and he’s an odd combination of all those. I’d actually tried to get Mirage in this issue, too, after Andrew suggested it, but he didn’t really work. The story was better without him. No offence, because he’s a great character that I’d like to see more of—he just wasn’t playing out in the story the way he needed to.

ANDREW GRIFFITH- Did I lobby for Sky Lynx to play a bigger part? Really? Ok, OK. Yeah, it's coming back to me now. What can I say, I always enjoyed his toy and thought of all of the characters that have yet to make much of a mark on IDW's comics that he's one with a lot of room for exploration of his character. And yeah, when you see the Dinobots and Sky Lynx together, it does just somehow feel natural, doesn't it?

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PAGE 4- Bumblebee reflects, quickly, on how far they’ve come since everyone returned to Cybertron. Has anything changed in the way the characters are reacting so far from how it was initially imagined?

JOHN BARBER: Sure—some characters have asserted themselves in different ways than I would have anticipated, but in the main, the idea here is that normal life now is so different than it has been for the past four million years. Even these quiet moments are full of frustrations and… is it hope? Is it impending doom?

ANDREW GRIFFITH: I'm actually impressed with how closely things are playing out compared to what John had originally discussed when I came onboard, in terms of the overall ideas and story arc. But of course as things have evolved and new ideas have come along, I think they story has only improved. Of course when you see the finished product in retrospect, I think it can affect how things go in the future. A specific character in the background might inspire John to write that character in to a scene later and add some depth to their initial appearance, for example. I can't say if that specifically has happened, but sometimes John has gone back and expanded on things I drew in of my own volition. It's great being able to contribute to the storytelling in that way.

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PAGE 5- The prospect of new elections is looming, something which is being reflected across some nations on our own planet today. Have these events influenced the progress and possible outcome of this story thread?

JOHN BARBER: Not really specifically. I mean, this isn’t an analogue to any specific instance. It’s really about the idea of building a nation. The same problems occur over and over in history. It’s more about the exploration of the idea, not about any one place. Of course free elections are the right thing to do, but without the framework of a solid, stable government, they can make things worse, is the hard, terrible reality that Bee’s dealing with.

ANDREW GRIFFITH: As I've been drawing this series, I've looked to places like Deadwood or Rome (The TV series) for how a fairly primitive and unsettled city might be convincingly be portrayed, but I haven't really tried to allude to any specific contemporary political situation.

Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise Issue #8

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise Issue #8
Date: Wednesday, August 8th 2012 2:15am CDT
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BURNING RING OF FIRE

SPOILER FREE
(CONTAINING SPOILERS FROM PREVIOUS RID ISSUES, HOWEVER)


With the last page of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #7, their centerfold appearance in Transformers: Regeneration One #2, and IDW's Transformer theme for the month of August, it's quite obvious who's the center of attention in this week's Transformers: Robots In Disguise #8 - the Dinobots! Swoop, Slag, Snarl and Sludge are back in IDW action and are paired alongside the Autobot with newly found seer powers, Ironhide. As evidenced in RID #5, Ironhide believes that the Transformers race will return to its glory, and that he'll live to see the day. Hanging out with a group of Dinobots isn't the best way to make true to his premonition.

Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise issue #8
They want need like to break stuff..


Now that the Dinobots are back in the current ongoing, aswell as the Generation One comics, and the upcoming video game, Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron, it's fair to compare the three different Dinosaur groups! Aesthetically they all fit very well to their respective media, however the one nack against the ongoing group has to be Swoop's robot mode design. Haven't been a fan of it since his appearance back in early IDW works. In regards to their characterization, Barber does a fantastic job at continuing off where Furman left off in Maximum Dinobots.

Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise issue #8
Say my name, say my name, say my name


As much as I wish my comic reading palette was bigger, I can relate Ironhide to a character from the Green Lantern series, Guy Gardner. Mostly because both of them speak the same dialogue, and they both like to think with their fists rather than with their mind. Ironhide`s personality certainly leads him into situations where he`s not likely to abide by the rules. Thus I find it intriguing that he wasn't on the Lost Light when Rodimus departed - he'd be a great character to have in MTMTE.

Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise issue #8
Everything is bigger in Tex.. Cybertron


Moving on to the other groups on Cybertron - Barber shows a very interesting side to Prowl when faced with the reality of political unrest among the Autobots, Decepticons, and NAILs. Let's just hope that his counterpart, Bumblebee, doesn't fall under the pressure with the situation that he's in. #8 also gives light to what's brewing in the Decepticon camp, and we get another great appearance and dialogue from Swindle.

Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise issue #8
It's Starscream's fault my FoC toy is so bad!


Ultimately, I feel that RID #8 is a great issue. The Dinobots and their quirky, rebellious attitude shine through, while events and emotions are starting to pick up politically on Cybertron. Barber shows us that whether it's war time or peace time, you never truly know who's got your back.

Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: Robots In Disguise issue #8
My name is Dirge, and I have a problem...


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Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron
Date: Friday, August 3rd 2012 3:11pm CDT
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Earlier today, popular game site Kotaku hosted a live Q&A interview session with Matt Tieger, the game director of the highly anticipated Transformers Fall of Cybertron game. The session ran for about an hour starting at 10am PT. Fans quickly bombarded Tieger but he addressed many of the questions presented to him.

Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Q&A with Game Director Matt Tieger from Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Here's the full interview from Kotaku ...

MrOpto: How did you first get the Transformers license? Did Hasbro put out offers or did you go them?

Matt Tieger: ATVI already had a relationship with Hasbro, but what they were looking for was someone to make a non-movie based game. They both felt that we would be a great fit and War for Cybertron was born. The success of that game allowed us to make Fall of Cybertron.

bigduo209: I love games that use Sci-fi inspired weaponry/abilities and not just future-looking guns (Ratchet and Clank, Bioshock), how many crazy weapons have you made for Fall of Cybertron?

Matt Tieger: The great thing about this game world is that there are absolutely shotguns and sniper rifles, but also lightning guns, acid guns, and 'tron' disk guns. The guns are divided into Primary and Heavy weapons. Many (but not all) of the more sci-fi guns fall into the heavy weapons category. In SP there is a Teletraan Store where you can buy and upgrade those weapons. In MP the weapons are divided between the classes based on countless play testing hours - so not every class can use every weapon. As to the exact number of them, since you explore and find blueprints to unlock them i don't want to spoil anything, so ill say quite a few more than we ever had in War for Cybertron.

Jason Schreier: How would you convince a non-Transformers fan that he/she should play your game?

snowtires: Play the demo, it's awesome.

Matt Tieger: Good Question, and one that I often think about. The worst compliment we get about War is, "what a great game, too bad nobody knew about it." What i would say is this (in my most passionate game dev voice. "forget Transformers, forget Michael Bay, forget the toys, and consider for a moment a game that allows you access to your vehicle at any moment in time, a game where the core tactical choices are movement based, and now imagine a game where each character is a unique experience with different vehicles or special abilities. This game offers something that no other game can, huge variety and tactical variety. Oh yeah and it happens to be Transformers"

SaburoDaimando: What are some of the lessons you learned on designing Fall of Cybertron compared to War for Cybertron?

Matt Tieger: When we developed WFC we looked for similar games that tackled similar level design issues and frankly, found none. So we blazed a trail and learned alot. With FOC we again did a survey and found WFC to be the only comparable game, so we set out to exceed it in every way. As one example, the driving got a bit stale in WFC, it might seem like a small thing but in FOC we added terrain, so instead of all flat metal surfaces, you now had hills - which innately make driving more fun. We also bowed down to the gods of player choice, and for much of the game you can tackle problems as you see fit - stay in vehicle the whole time, Transform constantly, etc. We had some of that in WFC, but now it is the rule in FOC.

Mike Fahey: WHERE IS OUR BEAST WARS GAME!?!?! ALL CAPS!>!!>!??

Hlokk: Most important question! Notice the all caps!

Matt Tieger: I get asked this alot. Lets see how this game does. We do have Dinobots and Insecticons, so i'd say its in the realm of possibility - someday.

Marquis_Gabriel: When taking on a IP, especially one with tie in's to a movie. What are your expectations?

Matt Tieger: just to make sure - we are not related to the movies in anyway, we are a distinct storyline. We do this by telling their story before they ever reach Earth. With any game you need to find the 'heart' of what makes that game so unique (original or licensed). Strip everything else away and Transformers are about 'transforming' (i know sounds simple, right?). By focusing on that single concept and making everything else supportive to that, we stay true to the license while still making a great game.

KnickKnackMyWack246: How does this universe connect (if at all) to any Transformers stories other than G1? A friend of mine suggested it's a prequel to Transformers Prime while another believes it's a prequel to the Michael Bay films. Can you clarify?

CodeMonkey76: It's a prequel to the G1 television series

Matt Tieger: G1 is our primary touchstone, meaning that we look to G1 for visual ques, abilities, VO quotes, etc. We look to not violate the Movie universe, but aren't beholden to it (and we do in-fact stay in the distant past to help with that). Prime has the most relevance with our game, there are many things introduced in WFC that are not part of the Prime show, like Dark Energon. There are a few elements that have the same 'visual DNA' like the Nemesis for example.

Emmerson: With how the Transformers scaled in the first game, with Scorpinok and Omega Supreme being the biggest we had seen. Then in the second game with having combiners, and then summoning Metroplex, how can you guys top that in terms of Transformers power and scale? How will you handle the issue like Fortress Maximus and Unicron?

Matt Tieger: Quick edit : last game didn't have Scorpinok in it (although that would have been cool) it had Trypticon. Your essential question is, "How do we keep ratcheting up from here?" Honestly, I dunno - you made some good suggestions, what we will do is wait and see what the reaction from this game is before thinking that far ahead.

Brian Erice: Im curious about the campaign design change for FOC. Why did you move away from the two split campaigns that were in WFC?

Matt Tieger: Excellent question. Game Director is often thought of as the best job ever, and some days it is, but often we have to make excruciatingly tough calls - the campaign change was one of those. In WFC, you had 2 separate campaigns that you could play in either order, so we never knew how you were going to play. What this meant for the game that there were functionally 2 first levels, 2 second levels, 2 3rd levels - you get the picture. and when you had played 50% of the game you had really played 100% of the game. We believe that one of the primary reasons for the major criticism of the game, "The gameplay got repetitive", was in-fact because it DID get repetitive based on the campaign structure. So we made a single interwoven campaign where we could pace it well.

Mungry: Hey Matt, huge fan and I love everything about the game we have seen so far! My questions is about multiplayer. I am wondering if their will be killstreak rewards in the game and if we can expect new multiplayer game modes as the game progresses through its life? Thx - SoooMungry

Matt Tieger: SoooMungry - I'm actually a fan of yours. At the studio we watch your Youtube channel and read the comments - thank you for your excitement for the game. Regarding Killstreaks, we had them in for a while during our dev of the game, we took them out for balance reasons. Let me explain, every game has a very unique MP pace and with all the changes from WFC, what we were seeing was runaway gamers, specifically due to killstreaks. By removing them, they game was more competitive. Along a similar vein we removed double jump, many gamers initial reaction were negative until the played it for a bit and realized that the streamlined approach actually made it better. remember this isn't WFC2 this is FOC.

DinoDinoBot: What made you guys change your mind about releasing it on PC after you said you wouldn't? And what do you think is the best addition or special feature in this version?

Thanks for the Q&A.

Matt Tieger: coming off of WFC we needed to laser our focus on FOC. Reducing the number of platforms that we ship on was one way to do that - and it was the right call for the dev team. The fan outcry wasn't lost on us, however and once we saw how much PC gamers wanted it we started looking for solutions. The short version is that, a PC version exists because of the fans.

czen2: Is there any plans to include other combiners like the aerial bots ,protectobots, or even transformers like ultra magnus ,hot rod,cup, etc.

Matt Tieger: Yes and no. The curse of Transformers is that there are so many of them. Last time I spoke with Hasbro i asked them how many there are, their response was in excess of 11,000! We simply cant put that many into the game. What we do have is customization in MP. There are millions of combinations and enough color choices that you can make, and name, a garage full of Transformers.

Emmerson: As my favorite Transformer(s) ever, I have to ask, Where is Devastator? Any chance on seeing him in the new game?

Matt Tieger: Devastator isn't in this game. however, who knows where we go from here

Leebee: how did you guys approach designing multiplayer this time around? what features did you guys want to add to make it fresh from the last game? how often did you guys release new builds to tweak overpowered/underpowered stuff? will keeping the MP suite fresh and balanced be a priority for you guys after release?

I'm a huge fan of asymmetrical competitive multiplayer design, and I love giant robots. you could say that I'm a huge fan of your games. :3

cheers, and thank you.

Matt Tieger: We host 5pm MP matches for the team, EVERY night through the ENTIRE project. Now not everyone can play every night and sometimes the build breaks, but more often than not the team is playing. What that means is that it gets tweaked every day, we try all sorts of stuff, game modes, who has what gun, footspeed adjustments, everything. the 'secret sauce' is countless hours by a dedicated team.

James De Moss: Will we see humans in the franchise? I know WfC and FoC take place waaaaaaay before humans were in the picture, but will the franchise ever go that far into the future?

Matt Tieger: Certainly not is this game, but we will have to see.

Aidil42: During development, with all ideas flying around, do you sometimes wish you're not tied up to an already established franchise?

Matt Tieger: In this case, i'd say no. The harder decisions are what not to put in.

FullmetalPrime: Are there any characters, save the Dinobots of course, that you'd like to have included into this months Fall of Cybertron?

Matt Tieger: Triple changers. I always thought that concept was a cool one. We just didn't have the bandwith to do it right, that I am not sure how much fun Astrotrain's train mode would be.

CFNexus: Any chance there could be a Transformers MMO in the future? Ive been thinking about 1 for years. I have already thought of character creation, mechanics and plenty of other things. I think and MMO has some very interesting things going for it.

Callum F, Northern Ireland.

Matt Tieger: It is definitely a big enough universe, but at HMS we aren't geared for MMOs.

mandrate: Is Co-op has been taken out for a more immersive single player storyline?

Matt Tieger: I mentioned earlier about tough decisions - this was the other big one. We do however recognize that Co-op is part of fan expectations, so we really put a lot of focus on Escalation. It is crazy addictive 4 player online Co-op, trust me you will like it.

Zurick: Will there be a 3rd game in the series?

Matt Tieger: Maybe. Lets see what the fans are saying about this one first.

dinowho: Why you no give autobots combiners? AerialBots! Thanks for revitalizing the Transformers to the glory they deserve

Matt Tieger: Deceptions get Bruticus, Autobots get Dinobots - sounds pretty fair to me!

Glenn Beck: Pre-order G1 DLC has been shown played to "The Touch." Make us all happy and tell us you have some Stan Bush somewhere in the game.

Matt Tieger: you will be happy.

Trax0r: How come it took 25 years for a designer to finally make a great Transformers game (WFC)? It seems like its the perfect premise and platform for a good story/fighting/shooter, and yet until, WFC, the ones that did come out were total shit.

Matt Tieger: Transformation is a tough concept to wrap you brain around. It sounds simple enough, but when you start to really knuckle down with the geometry and the mechanics it is a unique problem with no real parallels. We took this as an opportunity to do something different, I am glad you feel that we succeeded.

opieman2010: From what I can understand, War and this game are considered the "revised" official canon for the Transformers, as well as the Prime cartoon. How involved was Hasbro, outside of just overseeing the story? Were any other writers brought in to work on this that have also contributed to the Transformers story?

Matt Tieger: Hasbro was very involved, but the story starts and ends here are HMS. We have some very talented writers, a studio full of G1 fans, and a design staff that is passionate about bringing the story out in the world.

Cabbagetroll: Any hints to what else you guys are working on? Maybe a little bit of news about Deadpool?

Matt Tieger: No can do.

frizzlestick: The first level of the demo had you playing as Bumblebee, but for some reason his voicebox was smashed. I really enjoyed Johnny Yong Bosch as Bumblebee in the first game, so will he still have a voice or is this a reflection of the Bay-era where he never speaks?

Also, Dinobots are awesome, but they did get messed up by Devastator in the 80's film.

Matt Tieger: BB does not have a voice in FOC. This is one element that is in fact a reflection of the Bay movies. Per a comic that was a 'movie prequel' he has his voice box crushed by Megatron, in the game there is a VO that allude to that fact.

Chris Zombiechild: Are there any other cartoon series from the same era that you would like to make a game for?

Matt Tieger: Thundercats, Dinoriders, He-Man. Not sure that anybody other than me would want to play them, but they could be awesome. Also Big Trouble in Little China would make an amazing video game.

djs2879: How soon do you expect the Dinobot DLC to come out after launch?

Matt Tieger: not soon enough by most peoples standards, but it will happen.

Anubis_Arcane: Will we be able to use our custom built transformers for escalation mode? A few of my friends and I were wondering if that might be a possibility down the road.

Matt Tieger: in Escalation you play as the named characters, we chose this for 2 reasons. 1 so that you could use the official iconic characters with your friends and 2 because that mode requires an extreme level of balance within the team, we needed to set the rules.

montymonster50: I love the WFC multiplayer, but I thought it died out (relatively) quickly. Are there any plans to expand the multiplayer to keep players involved for a longer period of time?

Matt Tieger: Tell your friends about it. Seriously, we are very hopeful that the community can reach a much larger self-sustaining size this time around. ATVI has gotten behind the product in a big way, so if you love it help us get the message out there.

Seibertron.com: Are there any Easter Eggs in the game that die-hard Transformers fans can look forward to? (other than Stan Bush's "The Touch")

Matt Tieger: tons of them, keep your eyes open

TheBigTsk: Will the MP skills that were so popular in the first game be back? Right now there doesn't seem to be much info and the info that is out there looks bleak.

Matt Tieger: This game stands on the shoulders of WFC, but it isn't WFC2. Things are slightly different, and in our opinion significantly better. What I suggest you do is try the demo, you initial reaction might be that you miss something specific, but i'd bet that after a few matches you will realize the clarity of the MP experience and see how much better this game is. WFC had really good MP, FOC has great MP.

mannoroth0913: My question has to be: Is Grimlock as amazing in game as the trailers make him out to be, because there's no way I can miss a chance to play as the King

Matt Tieger: Yep. Not only is the gameplay fun, it is very unique compared to every other playable character and the story is exceptional - you get to see how they are created in a brand new official cannon story.

Atomic3xplosion3564: Is it possible for you guys to make a movie?

Matt Tieger: LOL. I hear that alot. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Liquid-X: Will we get some version of Starscream in a cape and crown?

Matt Tieger: smells like an easter egg to me.

opieman2010: What does an Easter egg smell like? Probably a lot like a regular, hard boiled egg.

BBTS Sponsor News: G2 Bruticus, New Hasbro, SW Vintage, Enterbay, Transformers Generations Wave 2 Revision, New Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist and Medix!

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: G2 Bruticus, New Hasbro, SW Vintage, Enterbay, Transformers Generations Wave 2 Revision, New Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist and Medix!
Date: Wednesday, August 1st 2012 3:01pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News, Sponsor News, Game News, Collectables, Unlicensed Products News
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Couple of additional notes:

It has also been brought to our attention that Transformers Generations Wave 2 has been revised to be a little more collector friendly:

"Hi - we wanted to let you know that Hasbro has just announced a new and slightly different Generations Deluxe case assortment called Series 02 Revision 02. This case is exactly the same as what you preordered (Series 02), except they replace one of the two Optimus Prime figures with Shockwave. So the case now contains Shockwave, Prime, Jazz, and one each of the 5 figures that form Bruticus. We have moved all preorders over to the new assortment, which is also scheduled to arrive in September. If for any reason you wish to receive the original case that contains 2 primes and 0 shockwave, you can just reply to this email and we will switch it back for you, or you can place the new order on our site and cancel your preorder for the Wave 02 Revision 02 Case.

Thanks!
Joel
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com "


Transformers: Rescue Bots Series 5 adds two previously unknown characters, Hoist and Medix.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS SERIES 05
Blades and Boulder are joined in this case assortment by Medix and Hoist. We have this Case of four listed at $53.99.
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G2 BRUTICUS(BBTS SHARED EXCLUSIVE) - PREORDERS OPEN AGAIN
Did you miss Bruticus when it first went up? We have reopened the preorder, get yours now while they are still available!
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TRANSFORMERS SCI-FI REVOLTECH #040 OPTIMUS PRIME DX
This new release of the movie figure includes jetwings, an energon axe, his energon sword, multiple hands and more. We have this piece listed at $69.99.
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BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT 1/4 SCALE HD MASTERPIECE BATMAN, JOKER
Enterbay has announced two new 1/4 scale HD Masterpiece figures. Batman and the Joker from "Batman: The Dark Knight". Each will come with costume pieces and accessories, and each is currently priced at $449.99, although that is a preliminary number and may change before the figure is released. If this happens, we will be sure to notify you as soon as possible.
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BBTS USA EXCLUSIVE LOU FERRIGNO 22" MAQUETTE GAMMA GLOW SIGNATURE VERSION
This new version is in response to fan requests and features a brighter paintjob. Like the Classic version, this statue will be priced at $324.99 for a short time, and then raised to $399.99 when the non-signature version is listed. Be sure to grab yours before the increase! Edition Sizes have also been announced - only 110 of the Classic version and 65 of the Gamma Glow Version!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS VINTAGE 2012 SERIES 05 CASE
This new case assortment will see limited release, but we will be able to get them for our customers. The assortment includes Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano, Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Naboo Pilot with Duster, Mawhonic, Aurra Sing, Lumat, Gungan Warrior, Nien Nunb, Weequay Hunter, Royal Guard, Republic Trooper and Orrimaarko. Each figure appears to be new, many with additional accessories and more. This case is listed at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ARMS MICRON VOLUME 03 - CASE OF 300, BAG OF 6
The next wave of Arms Microns includes Ratchet Spanner, Wheeljack Kunai, Starscream Boomerang and a Dragonfly Machine Gun, which may come in two colors. We have these figures listed as a case of 300 for $799.99 or a Bag of 6 (one each of 5 + one extra if possible, otherwise one each of the four figures [no secondary color] plus two extra) for $17.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Volume+03


RETROTABLE ARCADE GAMES
Four new items have been listed from Arcade Factory. We have a stand-up arcade game, sit-down games in both black and cherry and even a Mini-RetroTable tabletop game system. Each unit comes with six game boards that can be easily plugged in, and each contains 2-3 classic video games from the 80s like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Missile Command, Galaga and more. These units will be drop-shipped to your home for free, contain 5 year warranties and are priced at $998.99 for the tabletop, $2498.99 for either sit-down version and $2698.99 for the stand-up version.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8846


NEW UNIVERSAL DESIGN JACKETS & SUIT REPLICAS
Following up on the Captain America Jackets and Suit Replica, we now have listings for the Darth Maul Leather Cafe Racer Jacket at $649.99, the Empire Leather Racing Jacket in either Black or White at $499.99 and three new Suit Replicas - Tron Legacy Rinzler, Tron Legacy Sam Flynn and Star Wars Black Stormtrooper, priced at $829.99, $829.99 and $879.99, respectively. Each Jacket comes in sizes from XXS to XXL; the suits will need to be ordered through Customer Service with the sizing per piece as shown on each item's page.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... sal+Design


NEW BOWEN MARVEL STATUES
Bowen has announced five new statues. Warpath gets a regular version at $224.99 as well as an X-Force Website Exclusive at $234.99. Three other Website Exclusives are also up for pre-orders - the Cable Action Statue at $249.99, the Doctor Strange Faux Bronze statue at $224.99 and the Hercules Variant Statue at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... arch=bowen


BRUCE LEE 1/6 SCALE LIMITED EDITION STATUE
Enterbay also has the new BL-1 1/6 Scale Bruce Lee Statue on the way. This Black Label piece shows a shirtless Bruce in blue jeans with a medallion around his neck; we currently have this piece priced at $284.99, although it may decrease once domestic information is released.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MR. SPOCK 1/4 SCALE STATUE
Hollywood Collectibles' second statue in their 1/4 scale Star Trek line is Science Officer Mr. Spock. He stands 19" tall with a phaser in hand and is listed at $279.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HITMAN ABSOLUTION - AGENT 47 PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE
This assassin is the subject of the latest Play Arts Kai announcement. He comes with his handguns, an alternate hand and a sniper rifle, and is listed at $64.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


RESIDENT EVIL BIOHAZARD LUPO UPDATE
We just wanted to drop you a quick note and mention that the price on this figure has dropped from $98.99 to $64.99, so anyone who was holding off for the decrease can go ahead and place their pre-order now.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BLEACH ENCORE, DELUXE FIGURES
Toynami is reissuing the second and third series of the Bleach Encore figure line, as well as announcing a new Bleach Deluxe figure. Series 02 of the Encore line includes Byakuya and Ichigo, and Series 03 has Renji and Toshiro; each line is available as a set of two for $27.99 or singly at $14.99 each. We also have the new Bleach Deluxe 7" Ichigo with Bankai Mask listed, at this figure is priced at $22.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=3403


STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS 2012 SERIES 1R1 CASE
The new Battle Pack case assortment includes two each of Bespin Battle and Episode 1 Duel and one each of Obi-Wan/Jango/Battle Droid and Rebel Heroes. This assortment is listed at $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR WARS JEDI FORCE FIGURE TWO-PACK 2012 SERIES 4, 5 CASES
These two new assortments include new figures like General Grievous, Captain Rex and more. Each Case of 8 is listed at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... -Pack+2012


STAR WARS ULTIMATE FX LIGHTSABERS 2012 WAVE 02 - SET, SINGLES
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul are each getting a new Ultimate FX Lightsaber. They are available singly at $44.99 each, or as a set for $87.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ightsabers


TRANSFORMERS PRIME ROBOTS IN DISGUISE CYBRVERSE COMMANDER - WAVE 3R2, 4
Two new waves of Cyberverse Commander are on their way. Wave 03 Revision 02 includes two of Nightwatch Optimus Prime plus one each of Ultra Magnus, Ironhide, Dreadwing and Megatron, while Wave 04 includes two of Nightwatch Optimus Prime plus one each of Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Bulkhead Redeco and Skyquake; each case is listed at $64.99. We also have the Set of Bulkhead Redeco and Skyquake listed at $33.99, and Ultra Magnus as a single at $11.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Commander


TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS ASSORTMENT A SERIES 4R2, 5; ASSORTMENT B SERIES 1R2, 2
The new waves of Assortment A include older figures plus new ones such as Autobot Ratchet and more. Cases are listed at $49.99, with a Set of 5 Series 05 vehicles at $34.99 and new singles at $4.99 - $47.99 each. The Assortment B vehicles with Launchers add new figures Starscream and Ironhide, who are available as a set of 2 for $19.99. Cases of 10 are also listed at $89.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... =Bot+Shots


TRANSFORMERS JAPANESE COLLECTION: VICTORY DVD BOX SET
The American releases of the Japanese Transformers shows finish up with Victory. This box set is listed at $33.99, and is set to arrive this October.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS SERIES 05
Blades and Boulder are joined in this case assortment by Medix and Hoist. We have this Case of four listed at $53.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL LEGENDS 2012 WAVE 1R1, 2R4 CASES
These two new case assortments are great ways to catch up on some earlier figures. They includes popular characters like Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and more, and are listed at $124.99 - be sure to check them out for complete assortment lists.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... gends+2012


MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES DELUXE VEHICLE SERIES 2, 3
The second assortment includes X-Force Wolverine and Iron Man with the Hovercar and Silver Centurion Iron Man and Captain America with Quinjet, while the third assortment has Wolverine and Iron Man with the Rescue Jet and Hulk and Silver Surfer with the Mud Storm 4x4. Each Case of 2 is listed at $44.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... cle+Series


THE AVENGERS 3.75" FIGURE SERIES 4R1, 4R2, 4R3
Three new assortments of the Avengers figures have arrived, and they are perfect for catching up on figures you may have missed. They contain returning figures like Cosmic Spear Loki, Fusion Armor Iron Man, Hawkeye and Gamma Smash Hulk, along with newer figures like Shatterblaster Iron Man, Assault Squad Nick Fury and Cosmic Axe Chitauri. Each assortment of 12 is listed at $114.99, so check them all out and grab your favorites.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %22+Figure


THE AVENGERS 8" HERO SERIES 03 - CASE, SINGLES
This case includes two of the Hulk and one each of Captain America and Iron Man. The Case is listed at $47.99, with singles listed at $12.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... 153&page=3


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WEB BATTLERS SERIES 3 CASE
This assortment of eight includes one each of Spider-Man with Spinning Web Blade, Web Slash, Web Smash, Classic Doc Ock and Classic Green Goblin, and three of Battler with Retractible Snare (presumably Spider-Man - we're waiting on confirmation). This case is listed at $112.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY HEROCLIX
Two Heroclix assortments from the upcoming Hobbit movie are on their way. We have the 24 Pieces Countertop Display at $64.99, along with the Campaign Starter Set with seven figures, plus maps, Horde tokens and more, and it is listed at $33.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... t+Heroclix


THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING DIORAMA SET 1
WETA is producing a set of dioramas due to popular demand that will show the entire Fellowship on their trek. The first piece shows Frodo, Gandalf and Legolas, and measures 7.5" long by 5.1" wide and 5.5" tall. This first piece is listed at $199.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FEWTURE ES GOKIN MAZINGER Z, GREAT MAZINGER
Fewture continues their line of super deformed mini bots with Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger. Each will include a Scrander, multiple arms, weapons and more, and they are priced at $79.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... n+Mazinger


"TED" TALKING PLUSH BEARS
The popular move has spawned four sizes of plush bears that each speak a number of his movie phrases. We currently have the PG versions listed, as the more adult version will not be available until later in the year. We have the Backpack Clip version at $9.99, the 8" Plush at $14.99, the 16" Plush at $31.99 and the 24" Plush at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=8842


GAOGAIGAR D-STYLE CHORYUJIN
The fantastic line of D-Style figure kits continues with ChoRyuJin. This piece can be built as his two separate robots, as their vehicle modes or as the gestalt figure. It is currently listed at $38.99, although that price may decrease if a domestic supply is found.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LPS ENCHANTED STORY PACK SERIES 2, FEATURE PET SERIES 2
The LPS Enchanted line continues with these two new assortments. The Story Pack Series 02 includes the Sweet Shop and the Playground and is priced at $29.99, while Feature Pet Series 02 has Light Up Sun Bright Fairy and Light Up Daybreak Fairy and is listed at $17.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Enchanted


NEW EAGLEMOSS FIGURES - MARVEL, DC, DC CHESS
This month brings seven new comic figurines from Eaglemoss. Marvel adds #186 Trapster, #187 Shaman and #188 Werewolf By Night, priced at $14.99 each. DC gets #120 Kid Flash at $14.99, plus three new DC Chess figures at $15.99 each - #019 Hush Black Pawn, #020 Red Robin White Knight and #021 Huntress White Rook.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10177


NEW ZOIDS HIGHEND MASTER MODELS
Kotobukiya is also releasing three new 1/72 Scale HMM kits from Zoids. We have the EZ-034 Geno Breaker Raven Version at $133.99, the RZ-031 Dibison Toma Custom at $137.99 and the Cannontortoise at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5306


HALO LEGENDS: "THE PACKAGE" FIGURE THREE-PACK
This trio of figures comes from the animated movie and includes Master Chief, Frederic-104 and Kelly-087. Each comes with items from the movie, and we have this set priced at $33.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FANTASY FIGURE GALLERY - LUZ MALEFIC 1/4 SCALE STATUE
The latest piece from Luis and Romulo Royo is this 1/4 scale statue of Malefic. This character is to be the centerpiece of a new multi-media project, and is listed at $329.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW REAL ACTION HEROES - CYBORG 009, EVANGELION, KAMEN RIDER
We have listings for three new Real Action Heroes (RAH) figures. Cyborg 009's Joe Shimamura is priced at $223.99, with Evangelion's Asuka Langley Version Q is priced at $239.99 and Kamen Rider Agito Grand Form is priced at $236.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... search=RAH


NEW GUNDAM MODEL KITS
We have just listed eight new Gundam model kits. We have the Master Grade 1/100 Blitz Gundam at $65.99, 1/144 scale HGUC Base Jabber and Zaku Mariner at $16.99 and $22.99, 1/144 Advanced Grade Gundam AGE-2 Darkhound and G-Exes Jackedge at $11.99 each, 1/144 High Grade AGE-2 Darkhound at $24.99, and BBB SD Gundams #372 AGE-3 and #373 Musha Gundam at $19.99 and $16.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... undam+Kits


NEW DOCTOR WHO ITEMS
Four new items are on their way from Underground Toys. We have 15" Plush talking versions of the Red and Blue Daleks priced at $49.99, as well as a Vortex Manipulator & Sonic Screwdriver Set at $29.99 and a Third Doctor Sonic Screwdriver & Sonic Pen Set at $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... nderground


KIMBA THE WITCH - HAPPY HALLOWEEN 1/7 SCALE STATUE
This 12" piece is the first in Tweeterhead's Kimba the Witch collection, and shows the character in an orange and black witch outfit, seated on a broomstick with a full moon in the background. This statue is listed at $179.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HERR BURKHART 8.25" BUST
Quarantine Studios' new line, The Dead Reich, starts out with this 1/4 scale bust of a German soldier. he still wears his helmet to cover his undead skull, and we have him listed at $99.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



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BBTS EXCLUSIVE THE SHADOW 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
This fantastic figure of the classic pulp hero includes a poseable cape and scarf, along with a black suit, alternate hands, two guns, his fedora and more, with a bonus Lamont Cranston head that is only available from BBTS. We have this figure in stock now, and it is listed at $129.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW TRANSFORMERS PRIME IMPORT FIGURES
A shipment of Transformers Prime figures has arrived. This one includes EZ-15 Energon Driller & Knockout at $64.99, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus at $15.99, AM-15 Darkness Megatron at $64.99 and AM-16 Vehicon Jet at $34.99, which may be an import exclusive, from what we've been able to learn. In addition to these figures, we also received AMW01 through AMW06, the first six Arms Micron figures, and they are listed at $7.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... e+Japanese


KRE-O DESTRUCTION SITE SET
This new set includes bricks to assemble four Constructions, or the mighty Devastator! It also includes a Kreons of Devastator, Ironhide and four Construction workers, construction site equipment and more. We have this set listed at $74.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI HARLEY QUINN
The Joker's gal-pal Harley Quinn has arrived. This figure comes dressed in a nurse-like uniform and includes Scarface, the Joker's cane and alternate hands. We have Harley listed at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MORE SDCC EXCLUSIVES - MINIMATES, THUNDERTANK, BLACK WIDOW, PLASTIC MAN
Five more SDCC exclusives have arrived from our friends at AFX. We have the Alpha Flight and Thundercats Minimates Sets at $19.99 each, the Thundertank Statue at $69.99, the Black Widow Bishoujo Figure at $64.99 and the Plastic Man Bearbrick at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10128


"THE EVIL DEAD 2" 7" FIGURE SERIES 02 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
This second assortment includes Henrietta and Hero Ash, and the Case of 8 (split 4 and 4) is listed at $124.99, $27 off the MSRP. We also have them listed as a Set of two for $34.99 ($4 off the MSRP) and singly at $17.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+02


STAR WARS VINTAGE 2012 WAVE 04 - CASE, SETS, SINGLES
This assortment includes one each of Jar Jar Binks, Bespin Leia, Shock Trooper, Darth Vader, Clone Lieutenant and Sandtrooper on each of Black & Red and Blue Cards. The Case of 12 is listed at $119.99, and the Sets of 6 are priced at $59.99 for the Black & Red Card versions and $69.99 for the Blue Card versions. Singles are available of most figures as well (on Blue Cards) at $9.99 - $13.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... rs+Wave+04


MARVEL LEGENDS 2012 SERIES 01 RESTOCK
A small shipment of this popular wave has arrived. This Case of eight includes one each of Hope Summers, Constrictor, Heroic Age Thor, Ghost Rider, Klaw, Steve Rogers and two of Extremis Iron Man; this case is priced at $124.99. The Set of seven includes one of each figure and is listed at $119.99, and we also have singles available of most figures, priced at $11.99 - $19.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+01


MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" SINGLES
A number of singles are now in stock and ready to join your collection. We have added stock for the Hulk, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man Unlimited and more, so grab your favorites now.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... se+3.75%22


SDCC 2012 Coverage: Interview with Hasbro's Aaron Archer and Jerry Jivoin

Transformers News: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Interview with Hasbro's Aaron Archer and Jerry Jivoin
Date: Wednesday, July 25th 2012 11:44pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Event News, Interviews
Posted by: Seibertron

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Shortly after Hasbro's Transformers brand panel on July 12th, 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con, Seibertron.com's owner Ryan Yzquierdo had an opportunity to interview Hasbro's Jerry Jivoin (Marketing Director of Global Brand Development) and Aaron Archer (VP Creative Director, Brand design IP creation). Jerry and Aaron are well known to Transformers fans around the world. The audio from this interview will be included in our next Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast early next week. In the meantime, I did my best to transcribe the audio for all of you to read. Without further ado, here's Seibertron.com's interview with Hasbro.

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Seibertron.com / Ryan: "What can you tell us about Takara Tomy exclusive figures such as Unicron, Breakdown? Are they going to stay exclusive to Japan?"

Hasbro / Jerry Jivoin: "We don't have plans right now really. This is the second time this question has come up. We're definitely evaluating those and one thing that we're trying to do is that you saw with the Year of the Dragon edition Optimus Prime and the China exclusives that we're bringing over to Toys R Us is we recognize that Takara Tomy is working on great stuff that's being released and we want to bring stuff over to the fans here so rather than paying $200 on eBay ..."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Yeah, I just dropped $70 on those Legends class toys [from Asia]."

Hasbro / Jerry: "I'd rather us get those into a store and sell it here. All that kind of stuff we're looking at. We don't have any plans right now but not to say that we wouldn't do it."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Then again with the Takara Masterpieces, it seems like the smaller scale might be more appealing to American retailers such as Walmart and Target. Are you working with Takara on that or is that too far down the road?"

Hasbro / Aaron: "No we work with them on concept with "here's the next one we're thinking about", "what do you think?" so we do discuss it even though we know on the offset that it's for their market. Doing the smaller cars has helped but it's really about the market for Jerry. Do we do a non-connected high end item as an exclusive or where does it fit?"

Hasbro / Jerry: "The other thing with Sideswipe too is we have to get the Lamborghini license, which they have, which they were able to secure for the Japanese market. We have not [secured that]. If we're going to do that, we're going to need to approach Lamborghini and setup a licensing deal with them to do that. But we've seen them, we love them, we'd love to bring them to the US, there's no plans exactly yet but Masterpiece will continue. You've got Optimus Prime and Thundercracker this year, so we definitely see the value in bringing them over because fans love them."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the new pictures from Takara is basically this is Hasbro's answer to Mattel with their Masters of the Universe Classics line which has the perfect epitome of all of those characters. That's what I [thought] when I saw that. What can you tell me about the shared exclusive G2 Bruticus set? You guys really went all out with that package so much so that I don't think I've seen you guys put that much work into an Amazon.com or BigBadToyStore.com exclusive before. Was that at one point going to be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive?"

Hasbro / Jerry: "You know the package, we wanted to make it something special because we realize "hey, you can buy Bruticus in the main line in the deluxe format, we're selling him here at Comic-Con as an exclusive, and we wanted to make it special. We didn't just want to do a redeco and put it in a general package. This was an opportunity to really do something unique with this item. And a lot of it goes to our packaging creative group and art directors. They really had a lot of fun."

Hasbro / Aaron: "They challenged themselves. They went above and beyond, not that we didn't want that. The brief was the brief but they certainly did extra work to take it to a much finer point than may have seemed necessary at the beginning."

Hasbro / Jerry: "They surprised us when they showed it. They had a lot of passion for it. They just dove into it and replicated everything."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Please thank whoever. That's awesome I think. Looking at the size of some of the other items that are with the Marvel or G.I. Joe brands, you've got the giant heli-carrier for Marvel, I feel like Transformers is getting the short end of the stick as far as big products. Someone mentioned about Omega Supreme, Metroplex, Fort Max ... some of those big guys ... is there a chance of getting some love for some of those guys?"

Hasbro / Aaron: "I think that we recognize that those other groups have done that and even some other companies have. You know, $300 items, $400 items, in the market place not just for collectors or [conventions]. So it makes sense for us to look at that so we're starting that process because we do have big characters."

Hasbro / Jerry: "And I think you see with Bruticus and having that ..."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Well then you have the 3rd party companies coming out with the big figures and I know that's a sore spot."

Hasbro / Aaron: "(sarcasm) Not familiar with that."

Everyone: (laughs)

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "It's obvious that Transformers fans have lots of money to spend when it comes to this stuff. I'd rather give you guys the money than somebody else."

Hasbro / Jerry: "We appreciate that."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Alright, one more question. Recently Hasbro trademarked "Transformers Combiners". Is that for the Kre-o line or is that for another future product line that you guys have coming down the ropes?"

Hasbro / Jerry: "Probably for Kre-o. We have our combiners from like the Bruticus combiners from Generations but it's probably from the Kre-os and Kreons that we showed today with those combiners. But it's probably specifically for them."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Alright, one more. With the success of some of the big brands that Hasbro owns such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, ... My Little Pony apparently now, is there any discussion within Hasbro of maybe doing an equivalent of a Hasbro-Con or something to that effect?"

Hasbro / Aaron: "A lot of people bring that up, not at Hasbro, just people bring that up. And some at Hasbro. Not yet."

Hasbro / Jerry: "I think between the conventions and Toy Fair, like our collector day at Toy Fair, BotCon, JoeCon ..."

Hasbro / Aaron: "What's great about BotCon and JoeCon is that it's targetted conversation exactly about your brand to the people that care most about the brand. It's an ability to take all that information that goes out around the world."

Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Which we appreciate. I would not be a big fan of going that route just seems like a possibility as these brands keep getting bigger and bigger."

Hasbro / Aaron: "There could be risk of taking away that intimacy in doing that though the Hasbro mark is cool too though. It's not like the fans cross polinate all the time."


Thank you again to Jerry Jivoin and Aaron Archer at Hasbro for taking some time out of your very busy and hectic SDCC schedule to answer some questions for Seibertron.com. We really appreciate it!

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