Toys R Us rejects bid from billionaire toy CEO Isaac Larian

Toys R Us rejects bid from billionaire toy CEO Isaac Larian

TRU rejects Larian Bid - For those of us hoping that Toys R Us still had a shot at salvation, those hopes might have been squelched yesterday evening. Various mainstream news agencies reported yesterday that Toys R Us rejected billionaire Isaac Larian's bid to "save" hundreds of Toys R Us stores in the United States and Canada. Larian is the CEO of the toy company MGA Entertainment, home of the popular and highly collectible L.O.L. Surprise Dolls as well as Bratz (competitor to Barbie) and Little Tikes. As of this writing, it is unknown why Toys R Us rejected his bid, perhaps because it was not enough or maybe because it's just time to move on. Read more ...
Twincast / Podcast Episode #198 "A Night in the Studio"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #198 "A Night in the Studio"

A Night in the Studio - In this episode of the Twincast/Podcast, "A Night In The Studio", focus is on the recent high volume of toys celebrating the live action Transformers film franchise. Discussions of the recently released Studio Series Leader Class Blackout and Grimlock start the episode's talk, followed by thoughts on Voyager Class figures Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Thundercracker. Comparisons to the Takara Movie the Best line and its recent releases are also made during the discussion. A quick review of Movie Masterpiece Barricade follows, analyzing its similarities to the Human Alliance toy, plus investigation into its articulation, gimmicks, accessories, and more. After that, a first hand account of Dairycon 2018 comes next, discussing the history of the convention, its exclusives, dealer room, and similarities to other fan conventions. Speculation follows about potential themes for IDW's reboot of their Transformers comic book continuity. Closing the show are quick impressions of other toys and a chat about Authentics, Power of the Primes Nemesis Prime, LG-EX Greatshot and Grand Maximus.
Top 5 Transformers Toys whose Takara version was Better than Hasbro's

Top 5 Transformers Toys whose Takara version was Better than Hasbro's

Takara version was Better than Hasbro's - Last time, we checked the times when the Hasbro was better than the Takara version. Now, we will do the flip side, where we check the times Takara outdid Hasbro. Many fans often expect that to be the case, but with us now being in a new age of brand unification where the same toy gets released in both markets, it is a good time to look back at the times when it was really worth getting the Takara version over Hasbro's. I am well aware there are a lot of examples that can apply out there so I welcome people to let me know which toys they feel the Takara version is really worth seeking out. Also, they had to all be good toys rather than simply mediocre toys with a good paint job.
Victorion and Menasor coming to Transformers: Earth Wars

Victorion and Menasor coming to Transformers: Earth Wars

New Combiners - Space Ape has informed us that new combiners will now be part of Transformers: Earth Wars. Autobot Combiner VICTORION and Decepticon Combiner MENASOR will be joining the game very soon in the next couple of weeks. Several Transformers related websites have different info regarding these updates and the exclusive we have been given is Victorion's ultimate move. Find out more here.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #197 "Alpha Lyin' and Liege Factimo"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #197 "Alpha Lyin' and Liege Factimo"

Alpha Lyin' and Liege Factimo - Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode harkens back to days long past as it features your host Counterpunch along with Razorclaw quadruple zeroes and Tiiigertraackk. Our trio discusses a few of the latest news topics, but then delves into some places and questions that will challenge current and long time fans to really establish their ground rules for some of the Transformers long taken for granted history, abilities, and more. Who's right? Who's not? Is everyone wrong and you're right? We welcome your respectful and disrespectful discourse afterward in the thread.

Toys R Us Raises In-Store Clearance Discounts

Posted 3 hours ago by Bronzewolf - 1,074 views

NEW! In the wake of Toys R Us Rejecting the buyout bid of the CEO of Bratz, the company has sent out an email confirming that, as of today, clearance sales have now reached up to 40% off, from the 30% they've been holding on to for several weeks. This all but confirms the initial reports of the sales going up 10% a week, as it now appears the chain just attempted to give themselves a head start of sorts by starting the sales at 30% and holding it at that percentage for exactly three weeks. Now - Read More

Machinima's Transformers Power of the Primes Cartoon to Premier May First

Posted 5 hours ago by Bronzewolf - 1,458 views

NEW! We've gotten teases, we've gotten posters, but finally we have a release date for the next Machinima Transformers cartoon, Power of the Primes! Announced with remarkably little fanfare over on the Transformers Facebook page, accompanied by a clip from the previous show Titans Return, it's been revealed that the next and final chapter of the series will come on May 1st, just a few short days away. Something interesting to note is that unlike other promotional materials for the new series, like - Read More

Voice Actor André Sogliuzzo to Attend TFNation 2018

Posted 9 hours ago by Va'al - 1,308 views

TFNation headquarters has sent out another announcement about their guests for this summer's 2018 edition of the UK fan Transformers convention, and it's the next voice actor in their line-up for this year's event: actor André Sogliuzzo! Find out more about his work with Transformers and what other franchises you'll know him from below. Transmission_Initiated Transmission ID: 00013 TFNation_2018 Operation: Damn, He’s Good TFNation is proud to present another voice acting guest - Read More

AJ's Toy Chest Newsletter - April 20th, 2018

Posted 9 hours ago by Va'al - 1,578 views

AJ's Toy Chest News! Studio Series Deluxe Wave 01 ARRIVING NEXT WEEK! New Studio Series Leader Class figures, New Transformers Legends, and more! TRANSFORMERS STUDIO SERIES STUDIO SERIES - 01 DELUXE BUMBLEBEE - ARRIVING NEXT WEEK! STUDIO SERIES - 02 DELUXE STINGER - ARRIVING NEXT WEEK! STUDIO SERIES - 03 DELUXE CROWBAR - ARRIVING NEXT WEEK! STUDIO SERIES - 04 DELUXE RATCHET - ARRIVING NEXT WEEK! TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS - LG64: SEASPRAY & LIONE - NOW - Read More

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1425 with Tarn, Studio Series and Masterpiece

Posted 12 hours ago by william-james88 - 1,801 views

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1425 Hi, Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com. #1 Hot Items! Zeta Toys ZA-05 Racken. New Listings! Preorder! Available in May 2018. US$49.9. http://www.robotkingdom.com/zeta05.html Flame Toys [Furai Model] 01 - Optimus Primus (Attack Mode) Model Kit. New Listings! Preorder! Available in September 2018. US$39.9. http://www.robotkingdom.com/4897054512049.html Generations 2018 Power of the Prime Titan Class Predaking. New - Read More

'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Blackout

Posted 19 hours ago by Va'al - 4,386 views

The latest update - as notified by fellow Seibertronian westjames/notirish - from the official Hasbro Transformers social media accounts comes in the form of the 'Leaked from Cybertron' campaign, sharing some behind the scenes images and clips of figures from various lines - in this case, we're looking at the highly anticipated Blackout toy from the Studio Series line! Check out below some brief sketches, prototypes and final product stock images, and join the conversation about this and - Read More

Artist Alex Milne to Attend TFcon Toronto

Posted 23 hours ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 2,838 views

TFcon Toronto has announced their latest guest: IDW artist Alex Milne! Alex Milne was the primary artist for the critically acclaimed IDW ongoing More Than Meets The Eye; he has also worked on other pieces in the past such as the 2009-2011 ongoing and the ROM vs. Transformers: Shining Armor series, and is currently drawing the continuity ending Unicron series. Milne will be in attendance all weekend long and will be offering commissions and prints to attendees. TFcon Toronto is being held - Read More

The Chosen Prime Newsletter April 20, 2018

Posted 23 hours ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 3,414 views

THE CHOSEN PRIME NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 20, 2018 Greetings from The Chosen Prime! This Saturday, we're hosting the Arizona Transformers Collectors Meetup at our office at 1PM. If you happen to be in the area, you're invited to stop by to talk with fellow collectors about Transformers and 3P products, as well as experience an assortment of the latest products in hand! We have a number of new arrivals and pre-orders available this week, presented below. Let us know if - Read More

New Hallmark Transformers G1 Starscream Ornament Announced

Posted 1 day ago by Bronzewolf - 5,863 views

While it might be April, there are already Christmas related stories to cover! This time around, it's the announcement of Hallmark's latest Transformers G1 ornament! Hallmark started this series a few years ago with Optimus Prime, and has continued every year since, making a Grimlock, Megatron, and Soundwave. This year we get another Decepticon for our trees in the form of Starscream! Thanks to a listing on the Hallmark website sent in to us by Seibertronian westjames/notirish, we have some - Read More

First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 8,448 views

We have known for a good while that Takara's release of the Transformers Studio Series would be near identical to Hasbro's release. But how identical exactly? Well, the boxes turn out to be a bit different, much more different than simply adding a sticker, which has been the case for previous movie toy lines. Most english writing has been turned to Japanese, especially in the back, and the Hasbro logo has been removed to only have the Takara logo. Also, there is no presence of a window on - Read More

In Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Quad Barreled Shotgun Campaign

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 6,144 views

As an update to the Takara Tomy Quad Barrelled Shotgun campaign story which we first covered here, we now have in hand images of the tiny tiny Optimus Prime colour-themed gun, as seen in the Transformers: The Last Knight scenes in which Optimus attacks Bumblebee - shown in the promotional images as being wielded by the Studio Series version of the figure, which is closer to Revenge of the Fallen. The Shotgun is part of a promotional Takara Tomy campaign that sees a purchase of 4000 Yen in - Read More

Official Images, Description and Prices for XM Studios Optimus Prime Statue

Posted 2 days ago by Qwan - 8,646 views

Last seen on display at STGCC in September last year, we have a listing for XM Studios' licensed Premium Collectibles Optimus Prime statue on their own website. This provides us with not only much higher-quality images of the product, but an extensive description of the item as well! The 1:10-scale porcelain statue will feature a base, two different right arms, a replaceable energon axe for the left hand and an optional rocket-pack for display options, as well as an openable chest with - Read More

Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-5 Barricade Sighted In Canada

Posted 2 days ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 6,712 views

Thanks to a heads up from our fellow fans over at Cybertron.ca, we have news that MPM-5 Barricade has made it to Canadian retail! The figure, spotted by Cybertron.ca member steamwhistle, was found at a Canadian Toys R' Us, and was sold for $119.99 plus, tax, which is around $95 US dollars. With this figure now showing up in Canada, it should not be too long before he starts showing up elsewhere, though with the American Toys R' Us closing down, where that could be is still to be determined. - Read More

Latest Updates on the Studio Series with Listing for Tattooed Starscream, KSI Bot and Movie 6 Label

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 13,038 views

The Studio Series is turning out to be the hottest Transformers toy line this year. As such there is a lot of interest and a lot of news, and not all of it gets properly explained or fully reported. So here are some bits of news that might have gone under the radar. Many are wondering if the line will continue and we know for a fact that it will. Hasbro did confirm that later this year, this line will have toys representing elements from the 2018 Bumblebee movie. This line is very much like - Read More

BBTS Sponsor News: One:12 Blade, Marvel, DC, DBZ, Star Wars, Friday the 13th, Jurassic World & More!

Posted 2 days ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 5,639 views

------------- NEW PREORDERS ------------- ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BLADE The One:12 Collective Blade figure features two intricately detailed head portraits: an unwelcoming scowl and a bloodcurdling roar. No details were overlooked when designing the infamous daywalker! Blade comes well-equipped to hunt down creatures of the night with accessories and weapons. $80.00 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?Se ... Company=27 DC COLLECTIBLES STATUES These gorgeous figures, busts, and statues - Read More

Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #17

Posted 3 days ago by ScottyP - 7,335 views

The Good War A Review of Transformers: Lost Light #17 Generally Spoiler-Free Hey, that's not the name of the series! A week early, the second part of Lost Light's "The Everlasting Voices" trilogy of issues arrives, picking up directly from the end of issue 16 and its long awaited final page revelation. Rodimus and his crew have apparently reached some kind of afterlife or purgatory, but some of them aren't ready to accept this as their fate leading to the primary conflict of the story. - Read More

IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 8,192 views

Courtesy of IDW Publishing directly, and following their embargo rules, we are now able to share with you all the solicitations for the Transformers comics due out in July 2018 - and it's a bit of a doozy, as the doubling up of titles for the ongoing series Lost Light and Optimus Prime begins, alongside the start (also double issues) of Unicron: Darkest Hour. There are - obviously - spoilers for absolutely everything absolutely everywhere below. Proceed with caution. Transformers: - Read More

Double Review of IDW Transformers Optimus Prime #17 & #18

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 7,496 views

A Prime is a Prime is a Prime (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis “The Falling,” Part 3: Onyx Prime sows the seeds of chaos and panic on Cybertron as he reveals dark secrets… but nothing will prepare Optimus Prime and his allies for Onyx’s darkest revelation! “The Falling,” Interlude. All hope seems lost as Onyx Prime confronts Optimus—but why has Onyx returned? What’s his ultimate goal? Millions of years worth of mysteries are solved as the secret history of Onyx Prime is - Read More

Steal of a Deal: Price Drops on Select TLK Figures Online

Posted 3 days ago by WreckerJack - 9,087 views

A big thanks to our very own Emerje for finding out about this deal. Amazon.com is clearing out some of it's figures from Transformers: The Last Knight. If you have not gotten them already, now is a good time. Please note that these prices may change and we do not know how long Amazon will have these prices. We hope that this helps you find a good deal on figures that you may have been wanting. If you find any good deals, please let us know. The deals are as follows. Voyager Megatron is - Read More

Toys R Us rejects bid from billionaire toy CEO Isaac Larian

Posted 3 days ago by Seibertron - 12,307 views

For those of us hoping that Toys R Us still had a shot at salvation, those hopes might have been squelched yesterday evening. Various mainstream news agencies reported yesterday that Toys R Us rejected billionaire Isaac Larian's bid to "save" hundreds of Toys R Us stores in the United States and Canada. Larian is the CEO of the toy company MGA Entertainment, home of the popular and highly collectible L.O.L. Surprise Dolls as well as Bratz (competitor to Barbie) and Little Tikes. As of this - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #198 - A Night in the Studio
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