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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Games for PS3 Reviewed by Counterpunch

Transformers News: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Games for PS3 Reviewed by Counterpunch
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd 2009 12:13pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Movie News, Reviews, Site Articles
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Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Luxoflux
Release date: June 23, 2009
Also available on: Xbox 360, PC,
Wii, PS2, Nintendo DS, PSP (All these have different content)
Suggested PS3 & Xbox 360 Price: $59.99
Rating: Teen


So…I have to start out by telling you all how I sacrifice and toil on your behalf. I arrived home from a long day of work on Friday afternoon (I left early because I felt like it) to find a wonderfully large package from FedEx on my doorstep. The sender was Activision and I freely admit to smiling upon seeing that. Inside the box was one of those Bumblebee Voice changer helmets from the RotF movie. Now, I don’t really buy a lot of non-toy merchandise, so this was a pleasant surprise for me. I promptly proceeded to put the helmet on and scare my dog.

Looking around inside the box a bit more, I found the item which I knew was the point of the delivery, a fresh copy of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen for the Playstation 3.

I spent the entire rest of the weekend eating pizza, drinking delicious summer ale, and playing through both campaigns as well as several multi-player scenarios, all for you. Fortunately, the wife was out of town on business, so there were few interruptions to my dedicated gaming. (Both of my PS3 controllers ran out of power during playing and if you know how long those things last, you’ll understand the kind of time I put into this game…) So, without further ado, I present to you Counterpunch’s No Punches Pulled Review: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Look at Demolisher, rolling around like he owns the place...
Pro tip: Shoot him in the face.


Overall Impressions, Graphics, and Menus
Transformers games are a mixed bag. Up until this point, none of them have really gotten the Transformers concept fully integrated into gameplay. The Transformers Armada game from a few years ago had an exceptional grasp of robot battle and power-up usage, but the vehicle modes were really just conveyance and God help you if you ever got knocked down off a cliff (physics seemed to stop being relevant…). The Transformers Movie game from 2007 did well with environmental action and improved vehicle importance, but had difficult or poor controls and often times repetitive or frustrating gameplay. With all that in mind, I have great things to say about Revenge of the Fallen (Those who are familiar with taking advice from me may just want to get their $60 ready to go now) with only a few complaints.

The game opens up with a short intro movie which sets the scene for Revenge of the Fallen (RotF from here on out). Prime monologue establishes that the conflict continues and that one way or another, we’re going to have resolution to it. That’s where you come in. The choice is yours to play through either the Autobot Campaign or the Decepticon Campaign. I made it through both and the differences between them are as follows:

-Autobot missions focus more on bot mode tactics while Decepticons require more vehicle based tactics
-Autobots have escort and/or protect missions (make sure to read down further as I address the escort missions), while Decepticons have seek and destroy missions
-Autobots have a Devastator attack mission, there is no corresponding mission for the Decepticons
-I personally found the Decepticon missions to be harder overall than the Autobot missions. I don’t think I died in any Autobot missions until Devastator, where I know I fell at least a few times in the Decepticon missions. Oddly enough, the Autobots as enemies seem more aggressive, perhaps I was just tired…

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Bumblebee: The first to have smelt it...

Depending on your choice of faction, you will find that your menus are drastically different. The Autobot’s menus are done in a shade of blue and have updates from your NESTS allies as you progress. The Decepticons have red menus which are flickering and scanning often, probably indicative of their desperate status after being hunted by the Autobots.

Every mission you take on has a briefing both before and after playing. Prior to entering combat, your faction leader addresses the situation and your goals. After the mission is complete, you get a rundown of events based upon your performance. This was cool…at first. It was really cool when I was busting heads and taking names, but became a little annoying later on when I would make gold ranking in a mission, only to be derided by Prime or Ironhide for missing too many shots or not taking on the secondary goals (some of which are relevant, others involve killing enemies while jumping… -_-.)

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Ironhide is ALL ABOUT secondary goals...Believe me, he's going to tell you about it over and over again

I may as well go ahead and address the voice acting at this point. It’s really good. All of the characters* sound and act as you might expect them to. Cullen's Prime voice rings loud and true as he directs the missions. Starscream sounds imposing and desperate. Ironhide and Ratchet are both excellent in the vocals and characterization. Sam and Mikela both sound and talk in manners which replicate their on-screen personas. Sam gets carried away at times, possibly calling prime a ‘loser’ if you’re taking too much damage, but I can’t say it’s out of character. Also, a certain fan favorite makes an appearance to voice Megatron. Welker really seems to have been able to channel that old scratchy G1-esq voice for our head villain in charge.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Megatron?!? Is that you?..I need a hint or something...

*Personally, I found the G1 Megatron voice to be out of place and the portrayal of the movie universe Megatron to be off because of this. Starscream’s voice is deeper than Welker’s Megatron, I can’t say I liked that. Also, the vocalization for Megatron has him threatening his troops constantly at later levels of the game. With the amount of hero worship given to Megatron in the movie universe, I can’t possibly see how that is necessary. Most of the troops at his command seem ready to give their life for him, not need harsh motivation. None of this should take away from Welker's performance, it's just a continuity issue.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Good hint...

I took advantage of the audio capabilities that the PS3 and digital surround sound offer and it really added to the experience. Not much to say in that regard, but with the right set up, you’re going to be hearing everything.

Graphically, the game is top-notch. The in-game movies are all what we’ve come to expect from next-gen systems. All the gears, pistons, and panel moving are present in the details. The robots all move fluidly and the detail remains steady even in motion. I can’t say I remember blur effects hiding anything noteworthy. Environments seemed to be genuine in that if I shot between the posts of a sign, the ballistics would travel through, not hit an invisible barrier attached to the sign. If I was chasing someone down on the streets and caused destruction, the debris cloud was legitimately in the way. I spotted a couple of jaggies in one or two of the cut-scenes, but nothing distracting. Remember, I was specifically looking for them; you may or may not ever notice.

One last word on the menus; they’re intuitive and problem free to navigate. The only contention I have is the method of game save. This is a small complaint, but you need one save file for each of the campaigns, and when you load the save file, you can choose Autobot or Decepticon. If you choose the faction you did not begin with, the game tells you to start a new save file. Why is the option there once you’ve started play? The nervousness I felt when I thought I was about to overwrite my complete Autobot campaign compelled me to bring this up (it didn’t erase, don’t worry).

Controls, Difficulty, and Characters
If you remember the control issues from Transformers games in the past, put those fears and issues aside. This game controls very, very well. Remember when you played the first N64 Zelda game and it felt ever so intuitive? You’ll get pretty much the same feeling here.

The set-up is traditional, left analog stick moves and strafes while the right analog stick looks and aims. Jumping and basic melee are assigned to the face buttons. The L2 trigger enters into a free-range aiming mode where your gun reticle is brought up. Lock-ons can be achieved by looking in the general direction and depressing the trigger fully. The lock-on is absolutely necessary to actually hit things, but it does not hold your hand through the game. Enemies can juke your lock or just move faster than your rate of fire to avoid you. Skill must supplement the lock-on aiming. I eventually established a system of lock, shoot shoot, lock, shoot shoot which got me through most moving target issues. Ah, and of course, the very shooting we’re discussing is done with the R2 trigger while holding down L2, remember this, because it’s going to be important as you progress. R1 selects one of your two weapon systems.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Pro Tip: The game is easier if your strategies do not involve standing infront of three enemies and making them tired of shooting you...

Transforming is done by pressing and holding the R2 button by itself. Your character will quickly change to vehicle mode and begin to race off to where ever. In vehicle mode you’ll have firing abilities and several important combat/movement options. By pressing and holding either the attack, jump, or otherwise unused 4th face button and then letting go of R2, you will either advance attack, far jump, or area attack. These techniques become crucial as you progress in the game.

Now, the reason I asked you to keep that L2 issue in mind is this: the controls on this game are complex. The game itself controls really, really well. It does ask a lot out of you. You’re going to have multiple button presses, mode swapping, target locking, jumping, and dodging all to do within a few seconds. I didn’t mention how the controls can be altered in small ways depending on your transformation or if your character has hover mode. I will restate that the controls are excellent and very responsive, but they require practice and a fair degree of muscle memory. Don’t be surprised if in your first hour or two of playing when you attempt to shoot something only to realize you didn’t have L2 down before you hit R2 to fire and as such, you transform and race off.

Once the controls are in hand, you will pull of some exceptionally cool combat feats. I do wish that you were allowed a bit of training time before tackling Prime’s flight mode or Grindor’s helicopter mode.

Characters
The Autobots roster includes Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, and Breakaway. The Decepticons have Megatron, Sideways, Long Haul, Grindor, and Starscream. I paired them up in order which most closely represents their corresponding character in the other faction. The correlations aren’t exact, for instance Breakaway is the Autobot sniper, where Sideways plays that function for the Decepticons. If there were bonus characters, I didn’t find them. Most missions are character locked into one or two choices until you make one of the in-game achievement objectives. I thought this was a bit strange in that there are times when the character/mission match up seems out of whack. I noticed that Long Haul gets a lot of mission time for the Decepticons on tracking missions when I wondered, ‘Wait, why not Sideways?’. Also, asking Bumblebee to take down Devastator by himself was a tad difficult. It makes sense in a David and Goliath kind of way, but it seemed like more of a Prime time challenge to me. These things don’t matter too much, because the achievements are easy enough to unlock all characters for missions.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Unless of course you're Optimus Prime. The rules are different for Optimus Prime.
No, really! He has ballistics shielding...


I found Ironhide, Ratchet, and Long Haul to be my favorite characters for ease of use and I found myself groaning whenever Grindor was required. Your mileage will of course vary with the character selection and will almost always be dependent upon your play style.

Difficulty
Where the first Transformers movie game was very difficult and at times downright unfair, this game is by comparison very friendly. So long as you manage to develop a strong grasp of the controls and integrate the numerous battlefield techniques into your gameplan, you will move along at a steady rate of accomplishment. I was ¾ of the way through the Autobot campaign before having to replay any level at all.

I have to admit to enjoying that aspect of the game. Video games are meant to be fun for me, not exercises in pulling out what little hair I have left on my head. By simply playing through both campaigns I had a completion rate of 65% for Autobots and 75% for Decepticons with around 40+% of the trophies for the game. I welcome any and all challengers to top that. I did not go back to replay any of the missions for higher medals and percentages, so, at least play by the same criteria if you want to rub your high scores in my face.

The game itself is relatively short per campaign. I don’t have an exact hour count for you, but a steady clip of playing and each campaign is beatable in a day. Perfecting your gameplay though for medals and achievements and unlockables will take a considerable amount of time. Single player does have some solid replay value to it because of those aspects. I don’t typically, but with RotF I certainly plan to go back through for higher scores and to use previously locked characters.

Now, way back at the beginning of this, I made a comment about escort missions. Any action, fps, or squad tactics game fan knows that two words (escort mission) can ruin a game. They are usually difficult, overwhelming, and hindered by idiotic and useless AI.

I’m here to tell you that the escort missions in RotF are a very enjoyable part of the game. I know, this is not something you’re likely to hear, ever, but it’s true. Same and Mikela stay out of the way when you fight, the goals aren’t absurdly difficult, and the NEST troops are downright helpful. There’s a canal mission early on where you must escort soldiers along a treacherous path. Take Ironhide in there and just kick some ass. You won’t have to babysit the troops, so enjoy the shoot out and aim to kill (and use that special ability turret!). The guide mentions the Deep-6 and Devastator mission as centerpieces of the game, but that canal mission was by far my favorite.

Gameplay
Now, we’re going to get down to it. Let me start off by saying, that if the first movie game left you unsatisfied or if you really enjoyed the Armada game but would like to see some refinement to it, then this game is for you.

The most important aspect that RotF delivers is the integration of the transformation gimmick at all turns. Whether you are traveling, fighting, or maneuvering you will be transforming on the fly. One mode does not make the other mode obsolete, each mode has advantages. Being able to shift to or from vehicle is integral to combat.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Sometimes in RotF you have to GtFO.

What we have in RotF is a 3rd person shooter with vehicle combat inherent to the system. I explained controls earlier, so I’ll get down to systems here. You have melee attacks of course. They build Overdrive meter the quickest. The game’s enemies do not allow themselves to be clumsily bludgeoned by you though, they will run away and shoot you, they will transform and drive away, they will dodge and self preserve. Which again, is why you must transform to chase or transform to build velocity for a lunging melee attack. There are powered up melee attacks by holding the attack button, but they were largely useless. There’s just no time to stand around for that stuff…

You’ll have two ranged weapons per character, both of which can overheat if fired without pause. Firefights are constant when combat occurs and you’ll be caught in cross-fire more often than not. Effective shooting and target locking are required. It can be difficult at times to deal with airborne opponents as they break lock with ease. Your vehicle will have weaponry as well and the mechanics for each vehicle work differently. Fair warning, the Decepticons require far more attention to vehicle power-ups than do the Autobots. Once that Overdrive meter fills, you’ll have 10 seconds or so of brutal one or two hit kill weapon fire available, so save it for when you’re getting overwhelmed or need to make a time goal.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Starscream you idiot! You're out of Overdrive... You fail me yet again...

Each mission/combat provides energon points based upon your gameplay. Completing a mission quickly, accurately, and with secondary objectives earns large amounts of energon. These energon points are used to power-up your systems and abilities. They’ll assist you in getting through the game and then become required in order to earn platinum and gold medals in missions.

Progression through areas is made by achieving medals in the various areas. You should move through the game with ease scoring silver and an occasional bronze medal. If you ever end up stuck with unopened areas, just go back and play previous missions for a higher score to proceed.

I covered escort missions earlier, so I’ll go ahead and discuss some of the other types.

-Communications fix/destroy, essentially you’ll have a set of radar dishes to either repair or infect with a virus. Each dish is like a checkpoint and you must clear out enemies before proceeding to deal with the dish. You then have a set amount of time before having to start over.
-Seek and destroy, you’ll be hunting down opposing troops and collecting heads with a likely boss fight at the end.
-Protect/destroy, either defending or attacking a building or character
-Satellite chasing, these are race missions with checkpoints etc. Finishing quickly allows you to attack an espionage satellite.

Multiplayer
Now, my experience with this was limited due to the number of people online and my own personal time for the game. This is also where I may have the most issue with the game, but I’ll confess to being a terrible, terrible fps player to make it more honest.

The online multiplayer is smooth. Rooms are easy to establish, battles are easy to get into, and there was no lag to speak of. The environments were useful and appropriate. The radar, which I feel is essential for this kind of fight, is small and not all that helpful.

There is a deathmatch mode, capture the flag mode, control point mode, and a leader elimination mode. I've only been able to get into deathmatches so far. I hope some of the other bots like Bumblebee, Sideways, and Ratchet are able to come into their own in the other modes.

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
This guy read the abridged version of 'How to shoot your friends in the face.

My concern with multiplayer is not really a quality one; everything plays fine, but more a balance issue. Certain tactics were obviously abuse-able right off the bat. Breakaway can snipe while hovering far, far above everything else, he doesn’t need cover, just altitude. Starscream seems to outmatch any and everything without cover, and Powered-up Optimus laid waste to anything that got remotely close. Like I said, I’m bad at this kind of multi-player shoot out. but it was obvious right off which characters were easy to take advantage of. I hope good tactics and better players find a way around some of this, because the multiplayer plays well. I just don’t know how long I can stand getting sniped and homing missiled without those guys ever showing up on my radar.

Final Thoughts
Pros:
-Excellent use of the Transformers franchise
-Abilities and characters do not become obsolete over time
-Voice actors
-The game is corollary to the RotF film. You’ll play along side it, but you won’t re-live it.
-It’s fun…and honestly, I can’t restate how important this is to me as a gamer these days.
-Surprise cameos (is that…the aerialbots are attacking me? damn…)

Cons: (negatives, not Decepticons)
-A little short, perhaps a long attrition battle per faction would take this away
-Controls take practice, (always responsive though) at times you’re thrown to the wolves to adapt
-Megatron’s voice, I’m sorry Welker fans, but I personally feel Bay made the right call on Megs.
-Hearing Optimus tell me that I need to do better :(

Maybe I’m just hyped for the movie, maybe I’m just happy to see a well rounded and fun Transformers game, but as a Transformers fan I have to give the game a very good overall review. When I look at the play mechanics, the application of the transformation gimmick, and the immersion into the movie-verse, the game is very enjoyable.

I think casual gamers are going to eat this game up and really enjoy it. Hardcore gamers are going to appreciate it, but ultimately move through it quickly. Like the movies, it’s a popcorn event, flashy, loud, and intense. We aren’t telling a grand tale, we’re getting down with Optimus and blowing stuff up with Ironhide. We’re divebombing with Starscream and destroying a city with Megatron.

I’d recommend the game to most Transformers fans. There’s enough to do and plenty of challenges to be had and the immersion level into the Revenge of the Fallen story is great. I’ll be happy to answer any specific questions you might have and I look forward to getting my butt kicked by you all online.

PSN: Daidoji_Kage

Counterpunch's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen PS3 Review
Much easier than attacking the Autobot's Moonbase eh mighty Megatron?

BigBadToyStore.com Newsletter Update

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore.com Newsletter Update
Date: Friday, May 1st 2009 10:22pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Editorials, Media, Press Releases, Sponsor News, Store News, Toy News
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BigBadToyStore.com has sent out their latest newsletter update. The complete update is listed below. All the Transformer related items have been moved to the top of the list for those of you only interested in Transformers.

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
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TRANSFORMERS MOVIE II - PREVIEW FIGURES
Hasbro has just given us the go-ahead to list several movie 'preview'
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Preview figures currently listed are Deluxe Bumblebee and Soundwave,
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FANSPROJECT SUPERION APPENDAGE ADD-ON KIT
This awesome new add-on kit gives your Superion the fists and feet he
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TF CLASSICS TAW-01, 01S, 01B GOD SWORDS
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ROLLOUT COMMAND TRAILER
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MASTERPIECE STARSCREAM - G1 COLORS
In stock now at the reduced price of $79.99 - this is one of the greatest
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ENCORE IRONHIDE & RATCHET PRICE DROP
We were able to take advantage of clearance pricing on these and have
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NEW PREORDERS
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HOT TOYS RESIDENT EVIL / BIOHAZARD 5 FIGURES
Another awesome pair of figures from Hot Toys. Chris Redfield and Sheva
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MARVEL LEGENDS 2009 TWO-PACKS WAVE 1 SET
This exclusive set of Marvel 2-packs features Iron Man/Female SHIELD Agent
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X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE FIGURE
We don't have an image of this figure yet, but its safe to say that Hot
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Preorders have been set at $169.99 - pricing may come down later.
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MAN-THING 18.5" COMIQUETTE
The latest to join Sideshow's line of Marvel collectibles is the monstrous
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TERMINATOR REPLICA LEATHER JACKETS
Using all original surviving resource material, Arnold's jacket has been
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GX-47 ENERGA Z - MAZINGER Z PROTOTYPE SOUL OF CHOGOKIN FIGURE
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QUEENS BLADE REVOLTECH FRAULEIN REINA
This is the first figure in a new Queens Blade based line of Revoltech
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BOWEN MARVEL STATUES
Three new versions of Hulk have listed as well as a new Angel Statue -
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15.5" MAESTRO HULK STATUE
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WORLD OF MMA CHAMPIONS SERIES 4
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TERMINATOR: SALVATION KNIFE REPLICAS
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NEW GOEMON MOVIE MASTERPIECE FIGURES - CHACA & SAIZO
Two more characters from the upcoming Goemon movie have just been listed
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previously listed Goemon below:
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STAR WARS 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT COUNT DOOKU
The Count Dooku Premium Format figure captures every detail of the
corrupted former Jedi, standing confidently with his uniquely curved
lightsaber drawn. Each piece is individually painted and finished to
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the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format
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This cool playset features the Moisture Farm and 4 characters - take a
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HOT TOYS TRUETYPE 1/6 SCALE CAUCASIAN NARROW SHOULDERS FIGURE
This updated body style is apparently the version used in the new Hot Toys
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MICHAEL JACKSON - "BAD" VINYL FIGURE
Another cool Michael Jackson figure back from the days when he was on top
of the world - this vinyl figure is $67.99 and stands over 6" tall
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FRANK CHO'S JUNGLE GIRL - DIAMOND EYE EDITION
Sculpted and Painted by Tom and Joy Snyder, based on Frank Cho's cover
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Dynamite's most ambitious projects! Based on the cover art to the premiere
issue of Dynamite's series, Frank Cho himself has meticulously art
directed the piece, and he hasn't let any detail escape his artistic eye.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


EVEN MORE NEW PREORDERS:
--DBZ SON GOKU YOUNG VERSION VCD
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


--ROBOT SPIRITS GUNDAM EXIA
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


--ROBOT SPIRITS AKATSUKI - HEAVY WEAPON & WING TYPES
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=3826


--DIE-CAST SDX COMMAND GUNDAM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



--SAINT CLOTH MYTH - LOST CANVAS PEGASUS TENMA
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



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GEARS OF WAR - SERIES 3
This series includes the GoW2 version of Marcus Fenix, a COG soldier,
Palace Guard, and two new Locust Drones: Cyclops and Grappler. The set of
5 is in stock now at $69.99, various singles are also available and we
have a few of the Gold Lancer variant Marcus in stock as well.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+03



STAR TREK MOVIE TOYS
The new Playmates figures for the upcoming Star Trek movie are starting to
arrive. In stock now are the Enterprise, Bridge, 3.75" figures, and 12"
figures. Other items will be arriving soon - take a look here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... company=80



GREEN LANTERN BATTERY PROP
It's what fans of Green Lantern have wanted for years - Green Lantern's
Power Battery cast in metal! Comes with a "one-size-fits-most" (size 10)
metal Green Lantern ring that lights up the lantern for 30 seconds when
the ring is pressed against the face of the lantern. A resin stand is also
included to display the Green Lantern ring when it's not in use. In stock
now at $309.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



STAR TREK RETRO BRIDGE SET
Maintaining all the features of the original release, transport your
eight-inch retro cloth figures with the turn of a dial, or explore the
galaxy with interchangeable view screens! Featuring the classic fold-up
design - in stock now at $49.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MLB SPORTSPICKS 2009 SERIES 1 (SERIES 24)
In stock now at $10.99 each are: Rodriguez, Rollins, Jeter, Becket,
Fukudome and Hunter
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5099

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

Thanks!

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


Stay Tuned to Seibertron.com for the Latest News & Information!

BBTS Newsletter Update

Transformers News: BBTS Newsletter Update
Date: Tuesday, April 21st 2009 6:24pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Editorials, Press Releases, Site News, Sponsor News, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: DavidT | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com

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BigBadToyStore.com has sent out their latest newsletter update. The complete update is listed below. All the Transformer related items have been moved to the top of the list for those of you only interested in Transformers.

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
wide variety of new preorders and more new arrivals from the past few
weeks.


TAKARA TRANSFORMERS - DEVICE LABEL - TRANSFORMING COMPUTER ACCESSORIES
Another innovative and fun new sub-brand from Takara, the 'Device Label'
brand features transforming USB Memory Sticks, Mice, and USB Hubs. The
Transforming Mice are Grimlock, and a white repaint for Overkill - each is
priced at $59.99. The USB Memory Sticks feature Ravage and Tigatron -
each with a 2 GB payload. Blaster rounds out the 5th member of the
Device Label brand as a USB Hub. We have only early artwork of these
figures listed currently, we'll update the site as more info surfaces.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1997

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2009 VOLUME 2 BOOK & HENKEI GHOST STARSCREAM
Another great mail-away exclusive from Japan is now available. Joining
the clear Mirage/Ligier is an awesome new Ghost Starscream based on the
classics/Henkei mold. The figure is available by itself or also paired
with the Japanese text Generations volume 2 book.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... enerations


MASTERPIECE GRIMLOCK UPGRADE KIT
Aftermarket manufacturer iGear is producing a fun little accessory set for
the nearly sold out MP-08 Grimlock (we are under 2% of our overall
inventory remaining for those of you who may still want one). This kit is
only $14.99 and it includes 1x Gold Crown, 1x Maccadam's Old Oil House Cup
and 1x Miniature Thrust jet (non-transforming).
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

TRANSFORMERS II: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN ADULT & CHILD'S COSTUMES
Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Megatron all receive the costume treatment
from Disguise. We have a variety of sizes and level of detail with each
costume:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5593

HENKEI CLASSICS EXCLUSIVE THRUST & DIRGE
Following up the Skywarp & Thundercracker exclusive set, Thrust and Dirge
are now in stock in limited quantities at $174.99 for the pair.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4165

SOUNDWAVE WITH RAVAGE & LASERBEAK
Soundwave is now in stock in the Classics style packaging at $59.99 -
these never last long:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


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RATCHET & CLANK SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
DC Direct will be releasing the first wave of figures based on this hit
video game property in December. Characters in the first wave include:
Ratchet with Transforming Clank, Armored Ratchet with Mr. Zurkon, Dr.
Nefarious with Zoni, and Captain Quark with Scrunch. The set is priced at
$59.99 and singles are $15.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5606


STAR TREK - U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701 - HD VERSION
The original series has been digitally remastered, and with that improved
detail comes an even more detailed version of the Enterprise. Each ship
also includes light & sound features and is priced $10 below MSRP at
$39.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



LORD OF THE RINGS SHADES OF MORDOR RINGWRAITH DIORAMA
Another awesome statue from Sideshow. This pieces measures 12" cubed and
it packs in 5 Shades of Mordor as they hunt for Frodo in one of the more
tense scenes of the trilogy. Preorders have been listed at $284.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL RED HULK STATUE - BOWEN
Bowen Studios will be releasing several different Hulk Statues this fall -
the popular Red Hulk will stand about 14" tall and is up for preorder at
$249.99. Also be sure to check out the 13" Retro Green Hulk Statue at
$199.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... bowen+hulk


NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - Take a look at more new BSG figures:
BSG BOOMER & ATHENA TWO-PACK
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

BSG RAZOR CYLON COMMANDER PX FIGURE
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

BSG RAZOR CYLON PILOT FIGURE
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



HISTORY OF THE DC UNVIERSE FIGURE SERIES 3
This is a great looking new set of figures from DC Direct. The set of 4
includes Ocean Master (half-brother of Aquaman), the super-flexible
Plastic Man and Superman's nemesis Brainiac join the Man of Steel himself
in this series, based on George Pérez's art.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW HASBRO STAR WARS LISTINGS - We've listed a variety of new figures,
battle packs, vehicels, and toys, take a look at these:

--DELUXE SIZE Y-WING & ARC-170
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--CLONE WARS ANIMATED WAVE 7
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... nimated+07

--STAR WARS COMIC TWO-PACKS 2009 WAVE 2 CASE
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS 2009 WAVE 3
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--JEDI & SITH LIGHTSABERS
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4946

--VEHICLE FIGURE PACKS SERIES 2 SET, SINGLES
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+02



HOT TOYS DX-08 JOKER WITH 'PERS'
We've received final pricing information on this item, the MSRP has been
set at $194.99, and our final preorder price is $164.99. This is
probably going to be the best figure of the year, and the price is pretty
reasonable for all the extra outfits included, not to mention the new
moving eyeball system Hot Toys dreamed up.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


AVP:R PREDATOR DAGGER REPLICA
Sideshow won't be shipping this item outside of the USA, but BBTS will be
shipping it worldwide. The dagger is 1:1 scale and reaches nearly 26" in
overall length. A handy polystone display base is also included -
preorders have been opened at $224.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE 12" IHSIKAWA GOEMON
From the upcoming film, the Goemon figure features the likeness of Yosuke
Eguchi, depicting the legendary bandit and ninja warrior Ishikawa Goemon.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA ADULT & CHILD COSTUMES
We plan to have these in stock well before Halloween to give you time to
assemble the perfect costume. Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes and Duke costumes
and accessories in child and adult sizes are available on the menu below
with quite affordable prices
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5594



STAR TREK DIE CAST VEHICLE SINGLES
Mattel will be releasing a variety of 1:50 scale Star Trek ships this
year. All our previous listings were for assorted cases, but thanks to a
new program with Mattel we are now able to order and offer them
individually. Single ship prices are $13.99 - assorted cases are $49.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5386


CARNAGE LEGENDARY SCALE BUST
Another wicked looking bust from Sideshow - this piece measures about 10"
x 12" x 12" and is priced at $189.99 - lots of teeth and evil in this
sculpt.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


OFFICIAL STAR WARS CARDED FIGURE PROTECTIVE CASES & FIGURE STANDS
These stands and bases come directly from Hasbro, they will protect and
display many different types of Star Wars figures - take a look at the
items here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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



MORE DC DIRECT ITEMS - take a look at the rest of this months new
listings:

--WONDER WOMAN Vs. ARES STATUE
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--UNI-FORMZ GREEN LANTERN - SINGLE, SET OF 3
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=3909

--GREEN LANTERN "FIRST FLIGHT" MAQUETTE
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--BATMAN FAMILY BUILD-A-SCENE PART 3 - COMMISSIONER GORDON & BATWOMAN
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA BOX SET
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

--TRINITY BOOKENDS SET
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



TWILIGHT BARBIE DOLLS
Mattel gets in on the Twilight juggernaut with Barbie versions of both
Edward and Bella. We don't have any images yet, but the set of both
figures is available at $52.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... bel+Edward


SCENE IT? GAMES
We've recently listed Scene-It? games for Star Trek, The Simposons,
Seinfeld, Disney, Harry Potter and more - take a look at the list here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... screenlife


HALO ODD PODS SERIES 1
McFarlane enters the Urban Vinyl space with these fun sylized figures
based on Halo 3. The full set of 4 is up for preorder now at $35.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


6" GRENDIZER METALTECH DIE-CAST SET
This cool set is only $49.99 and it comes with a variety of fists,
weapons, and die-cast metal parts.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


PREDATOR 2 1:1 SCALE BIO HELMET
Add this full sized Predator helmet to your collection at $324.99. This
piece is limited to 1000 worldwide
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NFL LEGENDS SERIES 5 - CASE WITH CHASE OR SUPER-CHASE, SINGLES
Another round of NFL greats is up for preorder at $10.99 each, or $79.99
for the case of 8. Each sealed case will contain a chase figure and the
slim chance at a super-chase figure.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5048


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STAR WARS MIGHTY MUGGS 2009 WAVES 1 & 2
These waves of Mighty Muggs will not be available at mass market stores,
Hasbro has made them 'direct mareket' exclusives. We've stocked up on
wave 1 and 2 - each new assortment contains 4 brand new figures and is
available at $49.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... MUGGS+2009


MUPPETS - GONZO THE GREAT 26" REPLICA - ONLY $79.99
We were able to pick up a nice supply of Gonzo's on closeout and pass the
savings along to you. This figure was originally priced at $300 so its
quite a deal at $79.99. We've opened one up for display at the office
and its a very nice piece that is quite poseable
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SHOCKER TOYS INDIE SPOTLIGHT SERIES 1
The first series of Indie Spotlight figures from Shocker Toys has just
arrived, sets of 7 figures are in stock now at $98.99. The set features
Kabuki, Scud, The Maxx, Shadowhawk and more - take a look here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4510


TERMINATOR SALVATION - 3.75" & 6" FIGURE SETS
Playmates has just delivered the first round of Terminator movie products
to us. Both the human and robot wave of 6" figures and the robot wave of
3.75" figures are in stock here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5191


MARVEL SELECT GREEN HULK RESTOCK
One of the more popular Marvel Select releases is finally back in stock -
get your green hulk at $17.99 and don't forget about the BBTS Exclusive
Red Hulk figure.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



LITTLEST PET SHOP COLLECTIBLE PETS WAVE A1 REVISION 1 CASE
This is the only assortment that includes the Lion and fiery ring, the
case is in stock now at $31.99 and also includes Butterfly, Seahorse,
Frogs and more.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WONDER WOMAN DVD MAQUETTE
Another great looking statue from DC Direct, this one is based on the
direct to DVD movie, and is limited to 4000 pieces - in stock now at
$74.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FINAL FANTASY CRISIS CORE PLAY ARTS SET
Another nice set of figures from Square Enix. This set is priced at
$69.99 and contains Zack Fair (standing 9" tall), Cloud Strife (standing 8
1/4" tall), and Aerith Gainsborough (standing 7 5/8" tall).
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SCAR PREDATOR MASK REPLICA
Sideshow's latest 1:1 scale replica is now in stock at $289.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


PREMIUM FORMAT 1/4 SCALE SLAVE LEIA
This beautiful piece stands around 17" tall and features Leia in the
sexiest costume of the original trilogy - in stock now at $234.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



1/2 SCALE TERMINATOR 2 ENDOSKELETON
This piece stands around 3 feet tall, features LED lights and a detailed
base, and is in stock now at $1999.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



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

Thanks!

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


Stay Tuned to Seibertron.com for the Latest News & Information!

'Power-Up Optimus Prime' Keychain Image

Transformers News: 'Power-Up Optimus Prime' Keychain Image
Date: Tuesday, April 21st 2009 1:17pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Movie News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Cheem the Rup@TFW 2005

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-TFW2005- Cheem the Rup has posted a picture from an Italian catalog featuring new ROTF Merchandise...the key chains!

Buzz created by the images of the 'Power-Up Optimus Prime' toy had many remembering back to when we first saw the shadowed images of these key chains and were impressed.

Well, they are covered by shadows no more. You can see each key chain fairly clearly, including the PU Optimus Prime that has fans 'yaying' or 'naying' at the toy examples of this unknown plot point.

Check out the original thread here, and the images below.

'Power-Up Optimus Prime' Keychain Image

'Power-Up Optimus Prime' Keychain Image

BigBadToyStore Newsletter Update

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore Newsletter Update
Date: Wednesday, April 1st 2009 1:22pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: DavidT | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com

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Views: 37,390

BigBadToyStore.com has sent out their latest newsletter update. The complete update is listed below. All the Transformer related items have been moved to the top of the list for those of you only interested in Transformers.



Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some
new preorders and a ton of great new arrivals. We've had truck after
truck the last few days so there are a ton of great new items in stock.



TRANSFORMERS ENCORE #15 CASSETTE BIG MISSION SET
The latest release from Takara is now in stock for $47.99. This nice
little box set includes one each of new reissues Eject, Rewind, as well as
versions of Ravage and Laserbeak. G1 versions of Eject and Rewind are
often in bad shape, so get a fresh pair of them here.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MP-08 GRIMLOCK - GOING FAST
These are sold out in Japan and we won't be able to get anymore of them,
so if you are planning on an MP-08, we would advise ordering within the
next few weeks - in stock now at $143.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS G1 JETFIRE BUST
Diamond Select's new bust is in stock now at $49.99 - Jetfire is limited
to 1000 pieces and features his photon missile launcher and a decorative
base.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DISNEY TRANSFORMER BLACK & WHITE MICKEY
The full color version of Mickey sold out instantly, but here is a chance
to get the mold in a monotone color scheme. The figure is fairly
detailed for being relatively small and is available now at $44.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS MP-02/MP-04 ACCESSORY SET - CLEAR VERSION
This set is limited to only 500 pieces and features clear versions of
Rollar, Magnus Gun, and gas pump - in stock now at $34.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



C-19 CLASSICS MINIBOT SPY TEAM
Takara brings us a cool multi-pack of Universe Legends figures in import
packaging. This set contains Cosmos, Warpath, and Wheelie, with differing
paint versions.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



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NEW ARRIVALS:
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GI JOE HALL OF HEROES
Hasbro put the assortment of this case up to a vote and over 75,000 people
voted their favorites into the mix. Each figure features updated paint
and/or accessories - the Viper for example comes with a chrome face mask
instead of silver, the B.A.T. comes with a different backpack, and Storm
Shadow goes sleeveless. The packaging is also greatly improved. The
pictures on our site do not do them justice, each card has gold foil trim
and the collector box that holds each card looks great. The full set of
10 is in stock at $109.99 and singles of all figures are also available.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5347



DC UNIVERSE SERIES 7 - ATOM SMASHER WAVE
The seventh series of DCU figures is now in stock, most singles are priced
at $13.99, and the set of 7 is available at $89.99. The set of seven
gets you all the pieces needed to build Atom Smasher. Variants of Booster
Gold and Big Barda are available as well. If you order a set as well as a
variant, we'll make sure you get one of each version of Big Barda and
Booster Gold.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... niverse+07



300 - PREMIUM FORMAT LEONIDAS
This very cool 21" statue of 300's protagonist is in stock now at 259.99.
He is adorned with red cape, spear, and a shield riddled with arrows.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



GORMITI RESTOCK - STARTER PACK, 4-PACK SETS, 2-PACK SETS
This hot new game sold out very quickly the first time around, we've just
now been able to get a refill of starters and boosters. Take a look here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5308



DC UNIVERSE MASKLESS BATMAN BEYOND & SONIC ARM CYBORG EXCLUSIVE SET
Even more DCU items have just arrived. This pair of figures was
previously a store exclusive. The pair is in stock now at $29.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



STAR WARS CLONE WARS ANIMATED WAVE 5
A nice looking wave that includes Padme, Space Clone Trooper,Magna Guard
Droid, Jar Jar (Jedi Robe), Battle Droid (Jet Pack), Clone Trooper (New
Deco - Green), Kit Fisto. Sets, Singles & Cases are available
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



STAR WARS BUILD-A-DROID WAVE 5 INTERNET EXCLUSIVE CASE
This case gives you one 2x Space Trooper and one each of 10 other figures
from wave 5. Parts to build extra droids are included and the case is in
stock now at $99.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



ROGUE 16" COMIQUETTE
Sideshow as able to get a few more of the Rogue Comiquette for us and we
don't expect them to last long. This statue is 16" tall and priced at
$144.99 - take a look here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



WOLVERINE MOVIE FIGURES SERIES 2
The second set of movie figures is now in stock, we have full cases at
$99.99, and also sets of the 4 new figures at $34.99. New figures
include: Logan with Bone Claws, Logan with Jacket,Sabertooth (black
outfit), and Deadpool
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+02



FORCE FX LIGHTSABERS - OBI-WAN, DARTH VADER, LUKE (BLUE)
We've restocked all the Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers, Luke is available at
$109.99 and all the rest are $99.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4945


MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD 2009 WAVE 2 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
Another all-new wave of figures from Hasbro is now in stock. The set of 4
is priced at $34.99 - it includes: Ben Reilly Spider-Man & Bullseye,
Spider-Man & Tigra, Thorbuster Iron Man & Thor, Human Torch & Silver
Surfer
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+02



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NEW PREORDERS:
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HOT TOYS DX-01 JOKER - "PERS" EYE SYSTEM
Just when you thought figures could simply not get any cooler, Hot Toys
has somehow raised the bar even higher. The new MMSDX-01 Joker figure
features the police Uniform as well as his standard outfit, many extra
hands, grenades on a string, and other accessories. The coolest feature
is their new Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) - this allows you
change the position of the eyes within each figure's head for the ultimate
end-display purposes. We have the MMSDX-01 Joker listed preliminarily at
$174.99, once we know final pricing we may be able to adjust downwards
slightly.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MARVEL UNIVERSE 3-3/4" SERIES 4
Hasbro has just unveiled the next wave of the extremely popular 3.75"
Marvel lineup. This assortment adds Red Hulk, Moon Knight, Hobgoblin,
Union Jack, and Blade. Sets, Singles and Cases are available here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... 226&page=2



HOT TOYS JOKER & BATMAN RESTOCK
We are happy to announce that we'll be able to restock the Hot Toys Joker
(original version), Joker - Bank Robbery Version, and Batman - Dark
Knight Suit. Preorders have been opened at $149.99 to $159.99 - if you
missed them before, here is another chance:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ARK+KNIGHT


IRON MAN MOVIE MARK II HELMET REPLICA
This piece is limited to only 250 pieces worldwide and we were able to
secure what remaining stock from Museum Replicas had on hand. Only 10
pieces are left for preorder at $369.99 each - and they will be arriving
within a week.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



SUPERHERO SQUAD 2009 SERIES 3
The latest wave of Superhero Squad figures features these all-new 2-packs:
Spider-Man & Green Goblin, Black Costume Spider-Man & Iron Fist, Wolverine
& Bishop, Deathlok & Iron Man 2020
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



SPIDER-MAN CLASSICS 2009 WAVE 2
More new Spider-Man figures - this set of 7 features Black Costume
Spider-Man, Underwater Mission Spider-Man, Classic Spider-Man (Red/Black),
Classic Spider-Man (Red/Blue), Carnage, Venom III, and Juggernaut
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



GI JOE RECON WAYPOINT 12" FIGURE ENVIRONMENT WITH TIMBER
Sideshow has put together a cool new display base environment that
features Timber and room to display a few of their upcoming 12" GI Joe
figures. Take a look here - it is priced at $124.99 and looks quite cool
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



LEGOLAS PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
The Legolas Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale museum quality
piece. Legolas warily moves forward through the Mines of Moria, bow at the
ready, prepared to defend against attacking Orcs. Each figure is cast in
high-quality polystone, hand-finished and hand-painted, dressed in a
stunning replica of the costume. Preorders available at $269.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



STAR WARS CLONE WARS FIGURES WAVE 6
We don't have any images of the new figures yet - but take a look at the
case listing here for info on the latest wave of Animated figures:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




MCFARLANE SPORTS PICS - Quite a few new lines are available now:

--NHL SPORTSPICKS SERIES 22 (2009 WAVE 2)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5542

--NHL SPORTSPICKS SERIES 23 (2009 WAVE 3)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5543

--NHL SPORTSPICKS LEGENDS SERIES 08
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5544

--NHL SPORTSPICKS MONTREAL CENTENNIAL TWO-PACK
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


--NBA SPORTSPICKS LEGENDS SERIES 5
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5547

--NBA SPORTSPICKS SERIES 17 (2009 WAVE 2)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=5548


BRAVE GOKIN 23 - EX TETSU KYOJIN
New Mecha from CM's Corporation - preorders available at $189.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



BRAVE GOKIN 25 - GAOGAIGAR VERSION 2
Another large sized GaoGaiGar figure - this one is up for preorder at
$219.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



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

Thanks!

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

Stay Tuned to Seibertron.com for the Latest News & Information

AUS Toy Fair 2009 Break Down

Transformers News: AUS Toy Fair 2009 Break Down
Date: Sunday, March 22nd 2009 2:39pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): OzFormers

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Australian TF Fan site OzFormers has posted a complete report of all the happenings that occurred at the 2009 Australian Toy Fair. Held in Melbourne, the report shows the Revenge of the Fallen toyline along with other ongoing TF lines such as TF Universe and Animated.

AUS Toy Fair 2009 Break Down

Check out a full gallery and report on the event by clicking here.

ROTF Leader-Class Jetfire Revealed!

Transformers News: ROTF Leader-Class Jetfire Revealed!
Date: Thursday, March 19th 2009 10:00pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Linthart, Otca.com.au

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User Linthart at http://www.otca.com.au is currently attending the 2009 Toy Hobby & Nursery Fair in Melbourne, Australia and has snapped some photos of the pacakging for the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Leader-Class Jetfire, which was on display during the Toyfair.

The images are quite large so users with a slower connection be warned. Some have been shrunken down and mirrored here for easy viewing.

The packaging also confirms that Optimus Prime does indeed combine with Jetfire, but the image of the combined mode has been blacked out.

See all the photos by clicking here.

ROTF Leader-Class Jetfire Revealed!

ROTF Leader-Class Jetfire Revealed!

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fair!

Transformers News: New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fair!
Date: Thursday, March 19th 2009 5:59pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): CyberGundam

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The CyberGundam blog has posted images straight from the Tokyo Anime Fair, which was today. Takara Tomy showcased a good deal of upcoming product there, from Henkei to Masterpiece to even Chorno Label! To view all the images, please click here.

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fa

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fa

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fa

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fa

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fa

New Images of Upcoming Japanese Releases from Tokyo Anime Fa

Seibertron.com looking for official Hasbro images of TF products

Transformers News: Seibertron.com looking for official Hasbro images of TF products
Date: Wednesday, March 18th 2009 2:39pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Hey guys,

I'm working on a massive redesign of the site's design as well as the overall structure. One of the new features I've programmed for the new site is an archive for all sorts of images (such as the G1 tech specs, the Japanese bio cards, box artwork, instruction books, etc.) One of the new sections I've built is an archive for the official Hasbro product images. Do any of you save the product images to your computers? I've got the product images from toy fair 2008 and 2009 but lost all of the ones I had been saving a couple of years ago when my computer crashed.

If you've been saving the product images, I'd love to add them to the Seibertron gallery archives. Please let me know what you've got and I'll be happy to add them to the archives here on Seibertron. I am looking for ANY product images that you might have as far back as you've got them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I'll also be needing some help with the other areas in the future, but right now my focus is with the product images since that ties into the toy sightings section as well.

If you are able to help in some way, please reply to this news post here or send an email to ryan@seibertron.com.

Please note that I am unable to use Box Artwork that was scanned by other websites (such as BotchTheCrab.com - a great resource by the way). I would also like to use official images that do NOT have watermarks from Seibertron.com's competitors (such as TFW, Tformers, etc). Hasbro, Botcon and Transformers Collector's Club watermarks are OK.

BigBadToyStore Newsletter Update

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore Newsletter Update
Date: Wednesday, March 18th 2009 11:22am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Sponsor News, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: DavidT | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore.com

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BigBadToyStore.com has sent out their latest newsletter update. The complete update is listed below. All the Transformer related items have been moved to the top of the list for those of you only interested in Transformers.


TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED LEADER SINGLES RESTOCK - ULTRA MAGNUS, BULKHEAD,
EARTH-MODE MEGATRON
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4711

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED VOYAGER - SET OF SHOCKWAVE & SKYWARP
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

TRANSFORMERS ACCESSORY BOTCON SALE
Impossibletoys.com has just offered us closeout pricing on their TF
accessory lineup. The first four Quintessons, Spike & Sparkplug, Energon
cubes, and Kremzeek figures are now only $9.99 to $19.99. Original
pricing was $24.99 to $44.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... letoys.com

JAPANESE HENKEI STRAFE EXCLUSIVE REVEALED
We now have images of the 'Credit Card' exclusive Strafe figure that will
be released in Japan this summer. Take a look here - limited preorders
remain:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

BBTS EXCLUSIVE UNICRON.COM ACCESSORY PACK #6 - ANIMATED
We are proud to present our latest exclusive - an awesome new accessory
pack created by Unicron.com for use with TF Animated figures! This set
contains 2 sets of Stasis Cuffs, 2 Magnet accessories for Ratchet, 1 TF
Animated Key, 1x Animated All-spark with Crystal Orb, and a sticker sheet.
This set will come packaged in a collector-worthy black box with pre-cut
foam inserts to cradle all the cool parts. Preorders are available at
$29.99, we will be shipping these out before Botcon and also will sell
them at the show for $30 + tax.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail




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

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NEW PREORDERS:
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NEW BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT MOVIE MASTERS
We've just listed Mattel's next entries into the 6" scale Movie Masters
line. Several different case assortments as well as singles have been
listed for Jail Cell Joker, Proto-suit Batman, Harvey Dent (which may be
a slightly varied version from the first release. The link below shows
the most favorable assortment, a few other cases and singles are also
listed on the next menu level up.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



GI JOE - BIG NEWS
We should have the green light to list some highly anticipated new GI Joe
items in the near future - stay tuned!!!


HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE JOKER - POLICEMAN VERSION
A third version of the Joker will be produced by Hot Toys - the Policeman
Joker will feature a clean scar-faced joker with policeman disguise. This
figure is up for preorder at $149.99 - take a look here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE 12" JOHN CONNOR
Another great looking entry in the Terminator Salvation line. They look
to have captured Christian Bale's likeness quite well and he comes with a
ton of weapons and gear. Sorry, F-bomb laden sound-chip not included.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



BBTS IS NOW HOT WHEELS ELITE DEALER - FERRARIS, FERRIS BUELLER & MORE!
We now have access to the entire Hot Wheels Elite lineup - which includes
a huge variety of Ferrari and Lamborghini licensed cars. On top of all
the 'normal' amazing cars, they also have a variety of 'Star' Ferraris
used in movies including: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Italian Job, Bad
Boys 2 and more.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... &company=0


CLOAK & DAGGER 17" COMIQUETTE
Another beautiful comiquette from Sideshow - she stands around 17" tall
and is up for preorder at $164.99. Take a look at the statue here - its
worth consideration for any Marvel Statue collection:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



DC UNIVERSE INFINITE HEROES - NEW THREE-PACKS
We don't have any images yet, but a variety of new 3-packs and also many
singles have just been listed - take a look at the menus here for info:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... 674&page=2



NEW TRIAD TOYS:
A variety of new items from Triad including Dead or Alive Josh Randall,
Gunn 4 Hire Tyrus Ebs, and a variety of 1/6 scale clothing and
accessories. Take a look at the full Triad lineup here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/comp ... 3&browse=1


EVANGELION - COOL GIRL KATSURAGI MISATO
Another nice new offering from Takara - the Cool Girl Katsuragi Misato is
a bit spendy at $224.99, but she's supposedly limited to only 700 pieces
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MOTU CLASSICS ZODAC
The Four Horsemen have done an amazing job with this entire line, and the
latest figure is now up for preorder at $34.99 - check out Zodac here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



12" DAY OF THE DEAD - BUB
The 7" version of Bub has proven so popular that its a natural choice to
expand the line into 12" versions as well. Amok Time has done a very
nice job with the line so far, take a look at the new Bub figure here at
$57.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



TOPPS MOVIE TARDING CARDS _ TRANSFORMERS II, STAR TREK
Topps will be releasing commemorative trading cards for the new
Transformers and Star Trek movies coming out this summer. We have
individual packs at $2.49 to $3.49 each as well as display boxes
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ding+Cards


ADMIRAL ACKBAR LIFE-SIZED BUST
This is going to be one large bust - Ackbar always had a fairly beefy
head, and Sideshow is sure to do it justice with their new 1:1 scale bust.
Preorders are listed $30 below MSRP at $469.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



HOT WHEELS 1:50 BATMOBILE CASES - G, H, J
Three new Batmobile assortments have just been listed at $52.99 each for
the case of 8 figures. Figures in these waves include: 1966 Batmobile,
1966 TV Series Batcycle, The Dark Knight Batmobile, 1989 Movie Batmobile,
Batman Begins Batmobile, Super Friends Batmobile and more.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... obile+Case



GARGOYLES GOLIATH STATUE
Another awesome statue from Bowen - the Gargoyles Disney statue stands
nearly 24" tall and is priced at $259.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



NEW FLEXIDISPLAY STANDS
Flexidisplay has revamped their product and the new & improved stands are
now up for preorder. These stands work great for Macross Valkyries,
winged Transformers in robot mode, or any other ship in that size range
that you'd like to display suspended in air. Three sizes are available
here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=3756


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NEW ARRIVALS:
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HALO 3 SERIES 4 SINGLES
McFarlane's latest line of figures looks great - single figures are in
stock for $11.99 - choose from Master Chief, Spartan EOD Red, Elite Combat
Tan, Spartan Soldier Security - Olive. Sets of 5 are currently on
backorder, but will fill very soon - $59.99 for the set.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4975


MARVEL SELECT ANTI-VENOM
The latest figure from Diamond Select is now in stock for $17.99. They
did a great job with this figure and its proven to be very popular so far
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



MICROMAN SUPERMAN FIGURES
These figures were released much earlier in the decade and now they are
back! Superman, Supergirl and Cyborg Superman are in stock now between
$12.99 and $15.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... n+Superman


BLACK & WHITE JOKER STATUE
This new statue based on Jim Lee's Joker is now in stock at $62.99 - a
great classic looking Joker - take a look here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



STAR WARS CLONE WARS TITANIUM 2009 WAVE 3 CASE, SINGLES
Another new assortment of Titanium figures from Hasbro has just arrived.
Check out cases & singles here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4936


ULTIMATE QUARTER SCALE HAN SOLO IN HOTH GEAR
Diamond Selects popular 1/4 scale series continues with the arrival of Han
Hoth. Han comes complete with fuzzy parka and all the other gear you'll
need to barely survive a night away from base.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



1/6 SCALE SUPERGIRL
DC Direct's latest 12" figure is in stock now for $74.99 - take a look
here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail



HASBRO RESTOCKS - GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, INDY AND MORE:
Below is a list of Hasbro items that have recently been restocked - take a
look:



MARVEL MIGHTY MUGGS WAVE 5 CASE RESTOCK
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD WAVE 12 SET RESTOCK
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


INDIANA JONES WAVE 4 CASE, SET
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... es+Wave+04


GI JOE COMIC TWO-PACKS WAVE 8 SET, CASE
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=4197


GI JOE VEHICLES WAVE 4
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... +Series+04



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

Thanks!

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


Stay Tuned to Seibertron.com for the Latest News & Information.

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