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Back in September 2019, Hasbro released a (then) Hasbro Pulse exclusive three pack featuring Gurafi, Noizu and Frenzy. This special set sold out very quickly on Hasbro Pulse. To add insult to injury, a certain number of pre-orders were cancelled due to some mysterious incident with the stock (some rumors say in package stock was damaged, other rumors say they simply ran out).

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Black November Sale - Week 2!
Another 100 items are up for sale leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?Theme=18304&PageSize=100

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RICK AND MORTY FIGURE TWO-PACK
Rick AND Morty are now HUGE figures to add to your collection! Each figure features neck, hand, and ankle articulation, interchangeable heads and hands, accessories, and all with the smell of adventure! Rick stands approximately 11.5 inches tall, and Morty stands approximately 8 inches tall, and that's the waaaaaay the news goes! $99.99
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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Learn more about the current saga’s new bots and participate in the weekend event for lots of Crystal Shards!


Man Machine Interface

Take part in this weekend's event to win:

- Up to 30 Shard Crystals
- Up to 3,000 Prime Core Shards
- Up to 60,000 Spark

Event type: Individual Totaliser
Start Date: 15/11/19 10:00 UTC
End Date: 18/11/19 10:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: 30
Bonus Experience: Triple XP!

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The Complex Base Building System is a modular series of panels and connectors that allow fans to create environments for their action figures. The first series is available now via retailers like BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore and you can see my review of series 1. Now, the folks behind Complex have launched a Kickstarter to fund a second series of this cool building system!

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UK retailer In Demand Toys has posted a ton of official product photos from the second chapter of the War for Cybertron trilogy: Earthrise! Previously Hasbro had released renders of these figures, but this is our first look at actual packaged samples of the figures and even the back of the boxes! As a bit of a bonus, these photos also give us a look at the back of the boxes for Studio Series Constructicon Scavenger and Shockwave.

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Hasbro has sent Ben's World of Transformers a super cool mailer that celebrates 35 years of Transformers toys! The mailer box was absolutely gorgeous. The shipping box featured line art of Optimus Prime and Megatron with their respective faction symbols. Inside was a beautiful color box featuring color art of the "Evergreen" designs for both Autobots and Decepticons.

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Mirage often thinks about going back to his life of hunting Turbofoxes with this well to do friends on Cybertron, but thus far he has stayed with the Autobots using his deadly skills to great effect on the battlefield! Check out my review and gallery of this new release.


Last month at the Transformers: Siege unboxing event during NYCC Hasbro was kind enough to provide BWTF with a sample of the upcoming Apeface figure for review! Check out my review and gallery of this triple changing Decepticon Headmaster.


Snakas Blog has linked to two new Amazon Japan listings focusing from the upcomign Earthrise sub-series of Generations figures! These two listings show off Takara Tomy's official photos and product descriptions for Hoist and Optimus Prime. Note that the Optimus Prime appears to be the pre-production model featuring grey hands, while an "in hand" report online has shown the figure with blue hands.

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Back in August 2019 Takara Tomy began to post listings for the upcoming Generations Selects Seacon figures. In addition to photos and information about the toys themselves, they also posted the first couple pages of a comic book to go along with the toys. Back in August BWTF brought you translations of the first two pages Now thanks to fellow fan Doug Dlin we have translations of the remaining pages to this tale. (Read more...)


BLACK NOVEMBER SALE!
It’s not just a Black Friday sale, it’s a whole month of incredible sales! Grab the collectible you’ve been eyeing at a huge discount or get the perfect gift for your friends and family.
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?Theme=18303&PageSize=100

TRANSFORMERS UNITED FIGURES
From the Transformers United series comes articulated figures of Autobots and Decepticons! Each figure converts from robot to vehicle, jet, or animal mode and feature a unique metallic paint application.
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?Brand=1971&Series=2029

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!
A new saga kicks off this weekend! Find out the winners of next 5* bots poll!



Social Engineering

Gather your Alliance members and take part in this weekend's event to win:

- 2,500 4-Star Shards (1 4-Star Crystal)!
- Up to 2,000 Premium Shards
- Up to 40,000 Spark
- Up to 10 Affinity Crystals each containing Spark, 3 Star or 4 Star Shards!
- And SUPER XP per Battle

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 08/11/19 10:00 UTC
End Date: 11/11/19 10:00 UTC
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A day after their release date announcement, Super7 has provided BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore with official photos of the ReAction Transformers figures due in stores next week. Check out the official product description and photos below!

From Super7, the Transformers are joining the ReAction retro figure line. Based on the classic G1 animation, each Transformers ReAction figure stands 3.75 inches tall and features five points of articulation.

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The Official Super 7 Facebook Page has posted a video and announcement about the long awaited ReAction style Transformers figures! According to their post:

OUT NEXT WEEK! "Robots in disguise!" The Super7 x Transformers collaboration expands as the Autobots and Decepticons join the 3.75-inch ReAction Figure world! The debut wave includes Optimus Prime, Megatron, Jazz, Bumblebee, Starscream, and Soundwave that come on card backs featuring brand new retro-style art.

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Today, Wizards of the Coast released an exciting trailer and details for a brand new celebration product – ENERGON EDITION! ENERGON EDITION is a limited time, special bundle featuring the game’s most prized character cards and other goodies housed in a beautiful, foil Energon Cube box. A must-have for any collector and TRANSFORMERS super fan!

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Impactor is the leader of the rough and tumble team of Autobots known as The Wreckers. They are often called upon to do the jobs other Autobots will not or cannot do, and Impactor is the perfect leader for this team! Check out my review and gallery of this awesome new figure.


Along with Demolition Rumble, a redeco of Breacher named Bodyblock was supposed to come out for "Reveal the Shield" but never made it to mass release but BWTF has obtained a sample for review! Check out my review and gallery of Bodyblock from "Reveal the Shield".


On Thursday, the Japanese rock band "Bump of Chicken" announced their Sonic Blue Bumble (aka Bumblebee) exclusive figure via Twitter. Now the band has listed the figure for sale on their web site along with official photos and product information. For now it appears their sale page is for Japanese customers (but if you succeed in ordering outside Japan please let me know). (Read more...)


Bump of Chicken is a Japanese rock group based in Sakura, Chiba, Japan. They frequently have top ten hits and the group has recorded over twenty albums since they came together in 1994. One of the band members is Yoshifumi Naoi aka "Chama". Chama is also a Transformers fan, and now he has teamed up with Takara Tomy to release what will presumably be a limited edition redeco of Legends Class Bumblebee and Exo-Suit Spike.

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