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HASBRO share prices fall at analyst report of full value

Transformers News: HASBRO share prices fall at analyst report of full value
Date: Monday, July 28th 2008 8:08pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Media
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Yahoo! Business

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HASBRO, Inc. (HAS NYSE) shares have taken a slightly downward turn as stock analysts have downgraded the toy manufacturers net trading worth, stating that the stock has reached its full value. This change from 'buy' to 'hold' on the trading floor has caused the price of the shares to decrease by $2.26, or 5.6 percent, to $38.15. For the last year, HASBRO shares have traded between $21.57 and $41.35.

HASBRO saw an amazing 58 percent increase in share prices over the last year, but stock analyst Sean McGowan says that the trend is likely over.

"While positive sales and earnings surprises are possible, we believe they have become less likely as expectations have risen and performance has been above-trend for so long. Upside to the stock price is also possible, but we believe the strong expectations for 2009 are fairly reflected in the current price."


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Transformers Comic Releases for July 2 2008; Also includes New Toys

Transformers News: Transformers Comic Releases for July 2 2008; Also includes New Toys
Date: Monday, June 30th 2008 5:15pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Diamond Comics, Denton Tipton

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Diamond Comics have posted their release schedule for this upcoming Wednesday 2nd of July 2008.

There are 4 Transformers related items available form the 2nd of July 2008, with only 1 item being a comic:
- Transformers: Best of UK Space Pirates #5 $3.99

However there are 3 other Transformers related items available...toys:
- Transformers Animated Activators AF $129.90
- Transformers Universe Deluxe AF $127.92
- Transformers Universe Robot Heroes AF $107.88

While this week is fairly low on Transformers releases, next week, the 9th of July 2008 looks to be jam packed full of Transformers Comic Goodness.

According to IDW Publishing's Transformers Editor Denton Tipton's blog, we should be receiving the following comics next week:
- All Hail Megatron #1
- The Ark Vol. 2
- Movie Sequel: Saga of the Allspark #1
- Classic Transformers Vol. 2 TPB

So keep your eyes peeled, July looks to be a busy month for Transformers Comics!

BBTS Update: 100 Item Sale

Transformers News: BBTS Update: 100 Item Sale
Date: Thursday, June 12th 2008 1:14pm CDT
Categories: Sponsor News, Store News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): First Gen

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Seibertron.com sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has sent out an email update listing new exclusive items and a 100 item sale!!! Here's the update:

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
wide variety of new preorders, many new arrivals, and a new clearance
sale.

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CLEARANCE SALE:
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We've just slashed prices on 100 older, overstocked, and slow-moving
items. There is a wide variety of product ranging from Transformers, GI
Joe, and Star Wars, to a mix of obscure Japanese items and more. Take a
quick swing through this menu for 100 great deals:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1721

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NEW PREORDERS:
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BBTS EXCLUSIVE MARVEL SELECT RED HULK
The hot new Marvel title "Hulk" has been focused around the mystery of the
who this new Red Hulk is, and what drives his anger. He's managed to take
out the Abomination and other Hulk friends and foes, and his rage seems
tempered by a sly intellect. Now BBTS is getting an exclusive Red Hulk
Marvel Select figure in cooperation with Diamond Select Toys, and we'll
have them ready for you come Setember! You can pick him up singly, or you
can get a special set of the new Red Hulk with the classic Marvel Select
Green Hulk!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... =bbts+hulk


TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED - LEADER ULTRA MAGNUS
Standing tall, this Elite Guard Commander transforms form robot into a
cannon-laden armored vehicle. Ultra Magnus has lights, sounds and speech,
and he'll be on his way this August.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


T2 60" STUDIO SCALE HUNTER KILLER
This huge figure of one of the marauding airships of Terminator 2 is a
truly impressive sight. The five foot long ship from Hollywood
Collectibles not only comes with a Future War themed display base, but it
also comes with eyelets to suspend it from the ceiling! This excellent
piece is sure to be the center piece of any collection. This beast is
priced $300 under MSRP at $3199.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


STAR TREK CLOTH RETRO WAVE 7
The Cloth Retro line of Mego-like Star Trek figures continues this winter
with the seventh pair - Lieutenant Sulu and a Gorn warrior. Like the rest
of the line, these figures display classic sculpting and cloth costumes
with accessories.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FUTURAMA SLURM
Finally a thirst quencher from the future! For Boston America and
Futurama comes these cans of the brand new energy drink Slurm! Hopefully
this beverage will taste good, though those are pretty long odds,
considering it's worm of origin - Enjoy!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AVP:R COSBABIES
This new line from Hot Toys continues with these cute Alien Vs. Predator:
Requiem figures. You can choose from Predator, Wolf Predator, Ancient
Predator, PredAlien, ALien or Battle Damaged Alien, or you can save a few
dollars by picking up the set of six!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Cosbabies


CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO SONIC SCREWDRIVER REPLICA
Davis Marketing is producing a 1:1 scale replica of the original Sonic
Screwdriver, first used by the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. This wonderful
collectible has a spring-loaded body to simulate the movement of the
original, and comes with its own deluxe presentation case with etched
brass plaque.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AMBUSH ON HOTH DIORAMA
This diorama portrays the classic scene where Luke and his Tauntaun are
attacked by the Wampa while on Hoth. Standing 18" tall by 19" wide, this
large-scale display will look great in any collection.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ALIEN SPACE JOCKEY STATUE
Originally designed by H.R. Giger for the movie, this amazing piece has
been referenced from the actual production maquette which was made for the
movie. This diorama of an alien creature manning a giant laser cannon is
18" long by 11" high, and should arrive in time for the holidays.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SHAW BROTHERS MOVIE FIGURES
NECA is releasing a new line of figures from the classic Shaw Brothers
movies. The first series is set to include the Abbot from The 36th
Chamber of Shaolin, along with two other figures. Check out our listing
for more details.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


18" BEETLEJUICE
The Cult Classics line brings us another great large-scale figure! This
18" tall Beetlejuice figure brings back Michael Keaton's great performance
as the Ghost with the Most, complete with sound! This figure should be
shipping this September.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GEARS OF WAR - 12" MARCUS FENIX
Hot on the heels of the first wave of Gears of War figures comes this
large-scale version of Marcus Fenix. At 12" tall he's big enough the take
in all of the finely sculpted details, and he's sure to come with many
accessories.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FINAL FANTASY XII FRAN & BALTHIER STATUE
This 14" tall Sculpture Arts statue shows Balthier and Fran escaping out
of a crumbling remains of the Palace of Rabanastre on the back of an
airbike. The detailing on this piece allows for the realistic facial
expressions and intricate sculpting of the building.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FINAL FANTASY VII PLAY ARTS ARMS COLLECTION
Square Enix is releasing a new set of add-on weapons for the excellent
figures of the Final Fantasy Play Arts line. From the classic Final
Fantasy VII comes an upgrade weapon set consisting of Hardedge, Conformer,
Fairy Tale, Dragon Claw and Death Penalty, so you can now have many new
play and display options for your Play Arts figures!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HCM PRO GUNDAMS - SANDROCK, TALLGEESE, SHEN LONG
Bandai is also continuing their Gundam Wing HCM Pro figures with these
three latest releases. Sandrock, Shen Long, and the Tallgeese Gundam are
all up for pre-orders, and will be coming in on a staggered schedule this
fall.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


RAMBO IV STATUE
This 12" statue by Hollywood Collectibles shows Sylvester Stallone as the
eponymous hero from his most recent outing. Crafted in polystone, these
statues are then painted by hand for fine detailing to bring out the
sculpt.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

ICONIC REPLICAS - DOCTOR WHO & UFO: Check out a variety of new statues
and replicas based on the properties mentioned above. These high end
collectibles are all produced in quite limited numbers:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... c+replicas


TMNT BLACK & WHITE BOX SET
Instead of trying to find all four Black and White Turtles individually,
now NECA is releasing a box set containing all four of the turtles. This
box set will include the individual weapons with the turtles, but not the
display bases or extra accessories of the individually packaged turtles.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


CHANGE-BOTS BALLS FIGURE
The first in a new line of transforming vinyl figures from the art of
indie creator Jeffrey Brown, the Change-Bot Balls can transform from golf
cart into gun-wielding robot! Don't miss out on this first line from
Devil's Due's new toys divison!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


COMMANDER GREE PX BOBBLEHEAD
A new bobblehead to add to the Star Wars collection! This Previews
Exclusive bobblehead is of Commander Green, and must have been sculpted
quickly, since the poor trooper was there and gone in the blink of an eye
thanks to Yoda's sharp senses. Pick yours up this fall.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


INDY MIGHTY MUGGS WAVE 2
This wave of Mighty Muggs figures will have an assortment not limited to
just one movie. The original Indiana Jones Mighty Mugg is included here,
along with Monkey Man from Raiders, Professor Jones from Last Crusade, and
Mutt Williams from Crystal Skull.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BARACK OBAMA BOBBLEHEAD
The presumptive candidate of the Democratic Party is already making
history, and now he'll be immortalized in a bobblehead. Funko will be
releasing this great new collectible in August, the base emblazoned with
the phrase "Obama 08", and it will be able to speak "Yes We Can," Obama's
signature phrase. Don't miss out!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BOWEN MARVEL STATUES - BLACK KNIGHT, QUICKSILVER (BLUE OR GREEN)
Three new Marvel statues have been announced by Bowen Studios. The Black
Knight stands 14" tall and stands triumphant, thrusting the ebony blade
into the sky. Quicksilver stands tall and proud at 12", and comes in
either his earlier green costume or his later blue costume.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TORCHWOOD ACTION FIGURES
First they brought us the Doctor Who fighures, and now Underground Toys is
importing the first wave of figures from the hit spinoff Torchwood! Wave
One, which consists of Captain Jark Harkness, Gwen Cooper, the Cyberwoman
and a Weevil, is available in the set of four, or you can order Captain
Jack or the Weevil singly.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1699


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COMING SOON:
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HALO 3 - SERIES 2: McFarlane will be shipping out the much anticipated
second round of Halo 3 figures towards the end of June, to arrive in early
July. These are moving well so be sure to get orders in now to ensure
inventory is available once they arrive in July.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN - DARK KNIGHT 12" FIGURES: Batman and the Joker will be arriving
to us in the next 2 - 5 days. DC has sold out of these on the wholesale
level and we are trending that way as well. Reserve yours now at $74.99
each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ight+1%2f6


INDIANA JONES - WAVE 3: This wave contains some great figures from the
2nd and 3rd Indy movies, including the River Phoenix Young Indy, and Sean
Connery as Henry Jones. Sets & Cases will be in stock next week.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WORLD OF WARCRAFT - SERIES 2: We've just heard that Warcraft will be
shipping out from DC fairly soon - so look for them in several weeks.
Preorders are available now at $59.99 for the set of 4:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4522

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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BBTS EXCLUSIVE CTHULHU STATUE
Sota Toys brings us this great new Cthulhu statue sculpt, and we've not
only got their original Ultra Cthulhu statue in greens and browns, but
we've also worked with Sota on a BBTS Exclusive Black Ultra Cthulhu
statue, in Black and shades of purple, with violet-red wings. You can
pick up the original for $199.99, the Black BBTS Exclusive version for
$249.99, or save $50 and get both for $399.99!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ta+cthulhu


TF ANIMATED - DELUXE, VOYAGER, TWO-PACK
We've just received our first shipment of Transformers Animated toys, and
they turned out great! We've got the first two waves of the Deluxe
figures, including Optimus, Bumblebee, Blackarachnia & more. We've also
got some of waves 1 and 3 of the Voyager-sized figures, with Megatron,
Starscream, Bulkhead and Lugnut available, as well as a two-pack of
Grimlock and Lugnut. We've also got the TF Animated: The Battle Begins
box set, with deluxe-sized battle-damaged Cybertron mode Optimus and
Megatron figures, along with a DVD featuring the title episode.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1632


18" ALIEN FIGURE
NECA's released a great new 18" figure based on the title monster of
1979's "Alien" hit movie. This figure is huge, well articulated, and too
scary to run into in an alley on a rainy night! Pick one up for your
collection today!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MP-05 UPGRADE KIT
One of our contacts has managed to find us another shipment of Masterpiece
Megatron Upgrade Kits. These die-cast and plastic pieces replace the
flimsy handle pieces on Meg's legs and also include pieces to make
Megatron's cannon and allow him to transform into full gun mode with
silencer and extended stock.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BATMAN: KILLING JOKE BOX SET
This DC Box Set includes the 48 page Prestige Format Special "The Killing
Joke" as well as action figures of Batman and the Joker in their outfits
from the story. The book gives us a possible origin for the Joker, and
has him trying to prove that anyone can 'lose it' from just one bad day.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HIGH DREAM 24" MAZINGER
This great vinyl figure is a great way to relive the Shogun Warriors
classic toys without the classic toy price tag. Standing a full two feet
tall, this Mazinger figure is cleanly sculpted and has quite the heft, yet
it's priced at a mere $131.99 - pick yours up today!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GENESIC GAOGAIGAR
CMS has shipped us the newest of the Brave Gokin figures - the Genesic
GaoGaiGar! Made of die-cast metal and ABS plastic with PVC joints, this
final Yuusha Ou figure comes with scads of accessories and can separate
into six individual machines and combine into the great GaoGaiGar.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


IMPOSSIBLE TOYS - KREMZEAK, QUINT-02, QUINT-03, QUINT-04
Impossibel Toys has sent us a large shipment of Transformer accessory
figures, and they're all ready for ordering! In addition to refilling our
G1-scale Spike and Sparkplug figures and Light-Up Energy Cubes, we've also
got plenty of Kremzeak light-up figures, and Quintessons aplenty - from
the Quint-01 Judge, the the Quint-02 Scientist, the Quint-03 Prosecutor
and the Quint-04 Executioner. Pick up a few of these great figures and
add them to your Tranformers and Transformers: the Movie collection
today!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ategory=34


PALISADES BUMBLEBEE STATUE
We found a few of these great statues to list, and they're all ready to
go. This statue is a limited edition of 1000 pieces, and show Bumblebee
full-body, fashioned after his appearance in the G1 cartoon. His face is
painstakingly sculpted into the friendly minibot that we all know and
love, and he comes with an Autobot symbol display stand.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HALO 2 CLEAR MINIFIGURE 5-PACK
From the now-defunct Joyride Studios comes this multi-pack of miniature
Halo 2 figures. It includes a colored miniature version of Master Chief,
as well as clear versions of two Grunts, Master Chief and an Elite.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


YAMATO GN-U DOU BATTROIDS
Yamato's new line on GN-U Dou figures features robot toys from many shows
in ~6" scale with great articulation. The newest releases of these are
three battroids from the Macross Plus anime. You can choose from the
gray VF-11B, Isamu's tan YF-19, or Guld's blue YF-21, all in stock now!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... u+Battroid


AVP:R REQUIEM 1 & 2 SETS
We've just re-upped on the great figures from NECA for this movie. We've
got wave 1, comprised of the 8" Alien Warrior and PredAlien Hybrid, and
wave 2, consisting of 8" Masked and Unmasked Predator figures. They're
all in stock now, so take your pick!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SERENITY LUNCHBOXES - SERENITY, FRUITY OATY BAR
Dark Horse has just released two new lunchboxes from the popular
Firefly/Serenity sci-fi franchise. The Serenity Lunchbox features the
Serenity logo on one side, and the ship itself on the reverse. The Fruity
Oaty Bar lunchbox features the dynamic Fruity Oaty Bar logo one the front,
with the Fruity Oaty girls in a forest on the back.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SHURAKI - NEEDA PVC FIGURE
Needa is the fourth figure in the Shuraki multimedia series of PVC
figures. Designed by master Shunya Yamashita, this warlike lady is in a
military-esque outfit with jack boots and a mini-skirt, and includes some
optional clothing parts, a knife and a big old bayonet, to boot!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


IKKI TOUSEN - KANU UNCHOU CERBERUS VERSION
This exquisitely crafted figure of one of the fighting girls of Ikki
Tousen, Kanu Unchou. Kanu is dressed in her school uniform, which
consists of a black midriff-bearing jacket, a white mini-skirt, and white
leg warmers. This figure shows her wielding her signature Crescent Blade.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



Thanks for your interest in [url">http://www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check
out some of the many new products listed above. Don't forget to view the
vintage department pages as well, they are continually listing more new
items.

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
[url">http://www.bigbadtoystore.com


So what are you waiting for, get on over to BBTS.com and see what they got.

MP04 Released in Retail in Australia

Transformers News: MP04 Released in Retail in Australia
Date: Tuesday, June 3rd 2008 7:16pm CDT
Categories: Store News, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): iceburn of OTCA

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After it was announced earlier this year at the Australian Toy Fair that Australia would get a general retail release of the MP04 set, comes the first reported sighting.

The MP04 set is a Target exclusive in Australia only and will retail for AU$199.99. However not all Targets appear to have their stock out at present, and with only 2 sets being found at the reported Target in Melbourne, Victoria, stock seems to be limited.

So Aussie members wanting their very own MP04 without having to pay exorbitant shipping fees, keep your eyes peeled, and don't forget to post your sightings in the Sightings Forum.

Update: Auto Assembly 2008

Transformers News: Update: Auto Assembly 2008
Date: Sunday, June 1st 2008 6:07pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Simon Plumbe

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The organizers of Auto Assembly 2008 have sent us an update on things happening leading up to the Convention set to take place on August 3rd.

Here's what Simon and the crew had to say:

With only 62 days to go until Auto Assembly 2008, we thought it would be worth starting the first of our pre-convention weekly updates bringing you some of the latest major happenings in the final run up to Europe's biggest Transformers event in 2008...!

Quite a few things have happened in the last 7 days and we've been fairly busy so we'll try to cram as much in here as we can...

* Guests *

Our guest line-up for AA2008 is probably one of our biggest and best ever and we currently have TEN confirmed guests so far! Our guest of honour is Dan Gilvezan - the voice of Bumblebee from G1. Supporting Dan is a plethora of comic guests including legendary writer Simon Furman, artists Andrew Wildman, Simon Williams, Geoff Senior, Staz Johnson, Lew Stringer, and colourists Jason Cardy, Liam Shalloo and Kat Nicholson.

That's not all though, we are STILL talking to more possible guests although it's partly down to YOU whether we get more! Remember, the more people who pre-book, the greater our budget is for the convention!

* Competitions *

We've got a load of competitions taking place at the convention and in the run up to the day itself - art, fiction, model and kitbash competitions, a kids colouring competition and a quiz on the day itself. We've now got full details of all of these and information on how to enter up on the website as well as a downloadable entry form! There will be plenty of toys up for grabs so why not give it a shot!

* Charity Auction *

We started to give you all some details on this year's charity auction earlier in the week but it's already looking great. As well as a load of signed items from a lot of Transformers voice actors, we've now confirmed at least three pieces of BRAND NEW artwork from some top Transformers comic artists that have been specially commissioned for Auto Assembly 2008! Obviously, we're open to anything that anyone wants to donate to this or our charity raffle so please get in touch!

* Goodie Bag *

The infamous goodie bag is shaping up reasonably well at the moment. We've got four items confirmed right now with more in negotiations. Every attendee will get two more Auto Assembly exclusive postcards, one featuring Bumblebee illustrated by Simon Williams. The other will be drawn by another top TF artist but we're not saying who yet! Also, all attendees will receive a pack of Cards Inc G1 stickers and we have plenty of other gifts but these are going to be limited so if you want some of the other items, you'll need to register quickly. For example, we have assorted copies of the ladybird G1 storybooks, but these were limited for the first 80 or so attendees so they've all been allocated already. We do have a lot more items to sort so keep an eye on the website.

As you can see, it pays to pre-book early!

* Booking Confirmations *

We know that many of you have been asking - both directly and through various forums - about booking confirmations and when you're going to be receiving them. Well, now that we've been able to secure our guest of honour, we're now working on getting them sorted!

We're working like crazy on getting the information pack finalised, talking to hotels to chase up discounts on accommodation so we can sent out the most accurate information packs possible and these should start going out in the next 7 days to the first batch of attendees who have booked.

Obviously, as soon as we have hotel discounts sorted, details of these will also go straight on the website and we're hoping to have the first of these done by the middle of the week at the latest.

* Pre-Registrations *

One thing we can't stress enough for those of you who haven't already done it is the benefits of pre-registering for Auto Assembly 2008. Not only does it get things out of the way and means that it's one less worry for you on the day, but all pre-registrants get earlier entry than those paying on the door so you can get at all those bargains sooner!

Not only that but pre-registering helps US as convention organisers. At Auto Assembly, we have a break-even point financially. Not only do we have to pay to hire the venue and cover our guest costs, but printing, postage and numerous other expenses. However, once we have covered all of those, anything left over can be reinvested to make AA2008 a better convention either going towards bonus guests or extra gifts in the goodie bag.

For example, we are producing two exclusive postcards this year but once we have covered all of our costs, all it needs is an extra 15 adult attendees to give us the extra funds to produce a THIRD card for everyone but we can't do that if people leave booking until the last minute or pay on the door and it's the same when it comes to finding extra funds towards bonus UK comic guests!

Put simply, if you want a bigger and better Auto Assembly 2008, it's in YOUR hands...!

* Volunteering *

Finally, as always, we're looking for volunteers to help out with the convention on the day and in the run up to the event and in helping us to promote it. For more information, see the volunteering page on the website and download a form!



Well, that's it for now, but we should have a few more announcements over the next few days so keep an eye out on all the major TF websites and forums and look out for our next update next weekend and we hope to see a lot of you all on 2nd August!

As always, for all the latest information on Auto Assembly 2008, to book online or to download booking forms or for more information on anything in this weekly update, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk


Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly 2008


To learn more about Auto Assembly, click here.

HASBRO makes new VP position for Bennet Schneir

Transformers News: HASBRO makes new VP position for Bennet Schneir
Date: Tuesday, May 13th 2008 4:00pm CDT
Categories: Company News, People News, Press Releases
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): HASBRO

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HASBRO Inc. has just announced a new position in the company and the person who will be assuming it.

The new position created for the toy manufacturer is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Motion Pictures. The person who now has the new role is Bennet Schneir.

Mr. Schneir served as Vice President of Creative Affairs for ImageMovers Digital prior to assuming the position. He will head up the creative team at HASBRO which has at least four upcoming feature films set to begin production based off of board games such as MONOPOLY, CANDY LAND, CLUE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING.

John Frascotti, Hasbro’s Global Chief Marketing Officer said this in the press release: “Leveraging what we believe to be the best portfolio of brands in the children’s and family entertainment business, our goal is to deliver more fantastic cinematic experiences, similar to what we did along with DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures with TRANSFORMERS. Mr. Schneir is an incredibly talented industry veteran who will collaborate directly with filmmakers and writers to create extraordinary motion pictures. Together Lisa and Bennett will help elevate Hasbro to a whole new level in the entertainment industry.”

Seibertron.com would like to congratulate Mr. Schneir on his new position and wish him luck on his endeavor.

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Transformers Universe Legends Starscream Auction

Transformers News: Transformers Universe Legends Starscream Auction
Date: Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 12:02pm CDT
Categories: Auctions, Company News, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Ebay seller hardcoretf

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Yes, yes, I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, "Didn't we already have a Legends size Starscream using the Cybertron Starscream style, and hasn't that already been repainted at least 3 times?"

The answer is yes, but in an odd twist of Transformer's karma, the Cybertron Thundercracker Legends mold has been repainted as Universe Starscream (Legend size).

You can check out the auction here showing Starscream in his packaging.







At this point, Universe Legend Starscream joins only Universe Legends Red Alert (a repainted Cybertron Legend Hot Shot) and Onslaught (Cybertron Legend CDT Red Alert) as others we have seen so far.

You can view the Toy Fair 2008 galleries here featuring more pictures of ALL the CLASSICS/UNIVERSE toys that will be available this Fall!

New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail

Transformers News: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail
Date: Saturday, April 12th 2008 5:19pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Company News, Rumors, Sightings, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Super_Megatron

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No it's not the newest molds that we reported earlier (Grievous Spaceship and Tie Bomber), instead it is a couple of figures that we may have forgotten were coming out. These two new Transformers were found at a Target in Washington.

The Obi Wan Kenobi version of the JEDI STARFIGHTER w/hyperspace ring from 'Attack of the Clones', originally Saesee Tin, but of course, now with new head sculpt and colors.




The other is the Clone helmeted version and repaint of the Republic Gunship. Previously it had a much less garish color scheme. It is now blue helmeted instead of the previous yellow.




You can see them in Seibertron's galleries of toy fair, here.

You can view the original thread with picture proof here.

BigBadToyStore Update: New Encores and More!

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore Update: New Encores and More!
Date: Thursday, April 10th 2008 3:16pm CDT
Categories: Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Joel of BigBadToyStore.com

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Joel has updated BigBadToyStore.com with a new update! Encore #11 and #12 have been listed for preorder as well as a few new restocks of Binaltechs and MP-04 Convoy, and as usual there is always something for everyone.


Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about
another round of very cool new preorders, and a variety of new arrivals.


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NEW PREORDERS:
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GI JOE 25TH - WAVE 9: Hasbro has just announced 6 more new figures in the
hugely popular 25th Anniversary series. New figures include B.A.T., Snow
Serpent, Hawk, Bazooka, Barbeque, and a black version of Storm Shadow.
There are three different case-packs available, as well as sets and
singles. Here is a link to our favorite case assortment - it contains
the full set of 6 plus an extra B.A.T. and Snow Serpent:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS ENCORE #11 & #12: Takara keeps the Encore line rolling out
at one per month with #11 Skywarp & Thundercracker arriving in August at
$69.99, and #12 Metroplex arriving in September at $84.99. Its great to
see more all-new reissues, we can't wait to see what is next. We have a
variety of other Encore figures in stock here as well:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1357


YAMATO MACROSS - 1/60 STRIKE VF-1S: Yamato is bringing back the 1/60
scale Roy Fokker valkyrie with all the added armor and weapons. If you
missed this one ~5 years or so ago, here is a good chance to bring your
collection up to speed. Yamato has raised the prices quite a bit since
the original release, but its still a very cool figure at $154.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS MOVIE - ULTRA: The exclusive Jetstorm and Wingblade figures
are now available to preorder in limited numbers for those of you without
a TRU in your area, and for international customers. Each is listed at
$44.99 and they look pretty cool - nice repaints of previous Cybertron
molds.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BUBBLEGUM CRISIS - MOTOSLAVE: Yamato adds two more Transforming Motoslave
figures to the lineup with the addition of Linne and Nene. Each figure is
priced at $68.99 - take a look at the full selection here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=599


FUNKEYS - SPEED RACER & MORE: Fun new items from Radica, these figures
are not only collectible, but they feature online interactive & expandable
games and features that grow as you add more figures to the collection.
We've just listed the Speed Racer Funkeys as well as Funkeys Town and
Dream State collection figures.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1647


JAPANESE TF CLASSICS: Jetfire / Skyfire and Dirge have just been added to
the Henkei Classics menu. Each will presumably receive some sort of
chrome paint job upgrade, and be packaged in the cool Japanese boxes.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4165


MORE NEW PREORDERS: Take a look at the list of most recent preorders,
there are a variety of other items including: Kung Fu Panda, Melancholy,
Galaxy Cyclone Braiger, Nendoroid & More:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1000

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BBTS VINTAGE DEPARTMENT:
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--NEW VINTAGE - RETAIL ITEMS: We've added a permanent link near the top
right side of the home page that brings you to a variety of lists showing
you every retail item the vintage department has been listing lately.
This list will be updated every week-day in the afternoon, so be sure to
check back frequently for first shot at many single and low quantity
items.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1014


--MORE WAREHOUSE BUY ITEMS: We continue to work through pallet after
pallet of older inventory from a store that went out of business. We've
added 3 more large lists of items including a variety of: Transformers,
Star Wars, Micromen, Ultraman, LPS, Bome, McFarlane, Little Apple, Mezco,
Anime, Marvel & More. We'll keep adding new lists of ~100 items as they
are completed - take a look at the first 5 here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1014


--VINTAGE TRANSFORMERS & MORE: The Vintage Department worked through a
nice G1 Transformers collection this week, a variety of boxed and complete
loose figures are available. There are many other lines also added this
week - take a look at the most recent vintage items here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ist=recent


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NEW ARRIVALS:
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TF ENCORE - GREEN RATCHET: This mail-away Japanese exclusive is now in
stock at $149.99. This is sure to be a tough figure to find once initial
stock is gone, so be sure to consider it if you'd like your Encore
collection to be complete:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Our shipment of single carded TMNT figures
just arrived a few hours ago and we have just a few sets left remaining.
Michaelangelo and Leonardo are also available separately at $14.99 with
fairly good stock levels of each. The TMNT Box Set is moving quickly, but
some are still left at $44.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1563


POWER RANGERS - GO ON RANGERS: Bandai's latest import line has arrived
and we have 17 different items in stock. Choose from role play, vehicles,
DX figures, soft vinyl and more:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4278


E-HOBBY EXCLUSIVE BLACK IRONHIDE: The companion piece to the Green
Ratchet mentioned above, this E-Hobby exclusive is in stock now at $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BINALTECH BT-16: We've come across a small quantity of BT-16 and they are
now available at $74.99 each. This one sold out fairly quickly back in
2005 when it was first released.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SPEED RACER MOVIE TOYS: Mattel has recently delivered a wide variety of
new figures from the upcoming movie. Around 20 different items including
small, medium and large vehicles, figures, and role-play items are
available here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=879


TRANSFORMERS PLAYING CARDS: Grab a deck of TF Movie playing cards at
$5.99 each - these cool cards feature a variety of characters with images
that take up nearly all of the space on the card.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out


REVOLTECH: Two miniature Evangelion Revoltech figures have just arrived
at $8.99 each, and we've also restocked Megatron, Black Getter OVA,
Macross VF-1S, and Ingram figures, plus there are many others already in
stock:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... =revoltech


MASTERPIECE MP-04 CONVOY: Now available at $249.99, the MP-04 with
trailer is the ultimate Optimus Prime collectible.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MANY MORE ITEMS: We've received a wide variety of other items including:
God of War Kratos, Airwolf Die-Cast, 18" Neca T2 Endoskeleton, Saint
Seiya, Bible Black, Cool Girl Batman Begins, Japanese TF Classics, and
much more - check the list of latest arrivals here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1007

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

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

New Auctions For Universe Prowl And Tankor With More In Pack Pics

Transformers News: New Auctions For Universe Prowl And Tankor With More In Pack Pics
Date: Tuesday, April 8th 2008 11:03am CDT
Categories: Auctions, Collectables, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): First Gen

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Ebay seller jennyni1984 has listings posted for both TF's with in package pics. You can see them here:

Tankor (Octane)

Prowl

Don't forget to check out the Seibertron galleries of Toy Fair '08 which show many of these new Universe and Classics toys in their packaging as well as loose. Toy Fair '08 Seibertron Galleries include TFs, Star Wars, GI Joe, Indiana Jones, and other items displayed at the recent Toy Fair!

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