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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 4:41 pm
    Waaaaay back in April 2011, we reported the first ever DVD release of the 1980s Hanna Barbera cartoon series Challenge of the GoBots, which contained the first five episodes of the original cartoon, collectively known as "The Battle for Gobotron" mini-series.

    Now, Warner Bros' online shop has posted a preorder for the next DVD release of the series, Challenge of the GoBots: The Series Volume 1, which will contain the next 30 episodes of the 65-episode series, priced at $29.95.

    Now, you may be asking, "How and why is this relevant to the Transformers?" Well, GoBots was the Transformers' original rival series, and Hasbro later acquired the GoBots when it bought Tonka, and modern fiction has brought the GoBots into the Transformers multiverse as another of its many worlds. So head through the space bridge for the product details.
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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 4:19 pm
    The Transformers Facebook has provided us with official images of the upcoming Age of Extinction Kreon Micro-Changers. Though these are essentially the same kind of figures as the pre-AOE waves, these are considered AOE solely by their being sole concurrently with the actual AOE products, as well as including all new beast-based characters. That said, the Wave 1 Kreon Micro-Changers and Combiners were first revealed at Toy Fair this year, while the Wave 2 figures are brand new reveals right here and now! Head through the space bridge to see them all.
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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 3:42 pm
    For a while, there have been hints and hype built up to a new Chevrolet Trax Transformer to be featured in the new Age of Extinction movie. Now, evolife has provided us with our first full body reveal of the robot, from head to toe. It is still unknown as to which character this Chevy Trax will be, but it is supposedly one of Galvatron's allies and could be another human-made Transformer (rumored to be a Vehicon). Through the space bridge for the image.
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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 3:29 pm
    Toys R Us Japan has posted new large size versions of the official TakaraTomy stock photos for the first wave of the Movie Advanced Series figures. That's fifteen figures! Jump right through the space bridge to see them all.
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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 2:50 pm
    Remember last year's special BotCon exclusive cover variant comic of My Little Pony Micro Series #5 that featured Optimus Prime on it? Well, Equestria Daily has made it known that IDW has once again put out an exclusive convention comic cover for My Little Pony issue #19 that features none other than Starscream on it. Like last year's comic, this is just an ordinary MLP comic with only the cover featuring a Transformer on it. Sitting upon Starscream's shoulder is the self-proclaimed "awesome" pegasus pony Rainbow Dash (and she's right, she most certainly is awesome), looking over him with a rather concerned look on her face.

    It is not yet known what convention this comic's exclusive cover version will be sold at, but make a Sonic Rainboom to see the cover.
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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 2:38 pm
    In celebration of the 30th Anniversary, Transformers Dioramas reports that Hasbro of Brazil is putting together a special exhibit called the "Tunnel of Time" in the Shopping Anália Franco in São Paulo, Brazil. The event take place from April 17 to May 4 and features a large tunnel filled with historical information about the brand, such as things pertaining to Energon, Unicron, and the AllSpark. Large, 2-meter-tall statues of Optimus, Grimlock, Megatron, and Bumblebee also accommodate the event and a playroom of Transformers toys/games/activities for kids is included.

    Artist Marcelo Matere has also created a poster for the event, depicting the G1 and AOE versions of Optimus Prime back-to-back. Through the space bridge for the details.
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  • Sabrblade  20 April 2014, 1:41 pm
    Big Bad Toy Store has put up new preorders for the next two Voyagers in the Generations line: Roadbuster and Sky-Byte. They has preorders for both of them together, for just Roadbuster by himself (none for Sky-Byte alone), and for two Roadbusters, one Sky-Byte, and one Springer. Estimated arrival date is June 2014.
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  • Sabrblade  19 April 2014, 5:30 pm
    Today, the 35th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots has aired on Hub Network. Titled "Feed the Beast", this one has the Team going after a figure of local legend, the "Maine Ridge Monster". What's more is that they find that it just might be closer to them than they believe. Is this a real monster, or (like with most cases on this show) is there something more believable behind the reality of this myth? Through the space bridge for the episode and to discuss.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 5:37 pm
    TakaraTomy's official website has been given an overhaul just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand and the new Age of Extinction toylines. We'll be taking a look at the various changes in stages, finishing with the Transformers Expo in Yokohama. The event will take place at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center from August 9-17, 2014. Of important relevance is a special limited edition exclusive redeco of Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Slug in G1 Slag colors! Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 5:20 pm
    TakaraTomy's official website has been given an overhaul just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand and the new Age of Extinction toylines. We'll be taking a look at the various changes in stages, with this part pertaining to it new Transformers 30th Anniversary website. The main page shows an image of Masterpiece Convoy surrounded by 19 Cybertron/Autobot Supreme Commanders from the many cartoons and movies that have aired in Japan. A new TF-inspired Super GT car for "Team Mach" and a real Optimus Prime-styled truck will both be touring various locations in Japan as part of anniversary campaign events. And we get a new look at the Masterpiece Star Saber concept sketch. Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 4:52 pm
    TakaraTomy's official website has been given an overhaul just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand and the new Age of Extinction toylines. We'll be taking a look at the various changes in stages, starting with the Japanese counterpart of the Age of Extinction Generations toyline, the Movie Advanced line. The entire Wave 1 lineup has been added, ranging from AD01 to AD15. Through the space bridge to see the images.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 3:46 pm
    Japanese website Game Watch has provided us with a new video and images of the transformation scheme for the prototype version of the upcoming joint project between TakaraTomy ARTS and SEGA, Mega Drive Megatron. As noted previously, this is a Megatron that transforms into a scaled down replica of a SEGA Mega Drive, which was the non-U.S. release version of the SEGA Genesis. Through the space bridge to see how this figure transforms.
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  • Sabrblade  15 April 2014, 4:02 pm
    Over a year ago, way back in January 2013, we learned that the legendary actor Mark Hamill would be coming to Transformers to lend his voice to a character in the second season of the Transformers: Rescue Bots cartoon. Since then, it was not known which character he would be voicing, but thanks to an article posted by Monsters & Critics, we do now! For the 36th episode, titled "What Lies Below" (and likely for its follow up episode "What Rises Above"), Mark Hamill will guest star as the eccentric brother of Chief Burns and uncle to the Burns siblings, Uncle Woodrow Burns. The episode will air not this Saturday but the next Saturday, April 26, 2014.

    What's more is that Mark Hamill will not be the only guest star in this episode. Peter Cullen will be returning to voice Optimus Prime as well, who has come along with a brand new trailer based on the 17-inch Optimus Prime Rescue Trailer toy. That's right. Mark Hamill and Peter Cullen together! Through the space bridge for the article.
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  • Sabrblade  15 April 2014, 3:32 pm
    TFW2005 member ChErikS has gotten a hold of another upcoming Age of Extinction Generations figure ahead of its retail release. This time, it is the highly anticipated Leader class Grimlock figure, and ChErikS has provided a full in hand pictorial review of the figure, giving a thorough analysis of its strengths and weaknesses in both of its modes.'

    Of note is how the figure is reveal to sport lots of silver chrome paint, despite previous images and all official stock photography showing the figure without it. Through the space bridge for the review.
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  • Sabrblade  14 April 2014, 12:22 pm
    G.I. Joe fans had the pleasure of attending Joe Con 2014 this previous weekend, at which Fun Publications, the organization behind BotCon and the Transformers Collectors Club, showed off the new headsculpts for the 2014 Transformers Figure Subscription Service 2.0 toys. Specifically, the headsculpts on display were those for Thrustinator, Chromedome, and Rewind. Also, the headsculpt for the Club incentive Rampage figure was on display as well. Seibertron member El Duque was in attendance of this event and managed to grab a few photos of the new heads for that website, which we have mirrored beyond the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 6:56 pm
    For the next Transformers movie, TakaraTomy will be handling its branch of the toyline in ways both similar and different to Hasbro methods. The way they are similar is that, like Hasbro, Takara will be marketing two separate toylines for the movie, with each one aimed at a different age range. Hasbro's Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise molds (the simpler toys aimed at Ages 4 and Up) will be sold by Takara under the label of "Lost Age Series" ("Lost Age" being the Japanese title of the movie), while Hasbro's Age of Extinction Generations molds (the more complex toys for Ages 8 and Up) will be sold by Takara under the label of "Movie Advanced".

    Where these lines differ from Hasbro's lines, however, lies in Takara's versions not only containing some different color schemes but also some completely different molds as well (some of which we saw previously here). Autobase Aichi posted scans of a catalog for these lines, so head through the space bridge to see what to expect from these lines.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 6:05 pm
    Hasbro's official website has provided us with brand new, high quality, large sized images of thirteen characters from the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. These include images of Autobot Drift, Galvatron, Grimlock, Dinobot Slug, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Lockdown, Optimus Prime, Autobot Hound, Strafe, Scorn,Dinobot Slash, and
    Decepticon Stinger. Each is linked to full size images, while scaled down mirrored versions can be found beyond the space bridge.

    Also, at one point, Slash's image had some rather wacky character stats that were removed from the final image. Here is the original image, which can also be found beyond the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 5:37 pm
    Like the one for Optimus Prime, a new trailer for the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video game has been posted by Game Trailers, which is referred to as a Bumblebee Vignette. In this trailer, we see gameplay footage of both "Earth Bumblebee" (Age of Extinction) and "Cybertron Bumblebee" (Fall of Cybertron). Through the space bridge for the YouTube embed.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 5:26 pm
    The hype for Transformers: Age of Extinction grows ever increasingly as more and more information is made known about it. The Transformers Live Action Movie Blog has alerted us to an article in a magazine issue of Entertainment Weekly that features director Michael Bay, star actor Mark Wahlberg, and costar actor Jack Reynor discussing the movie and its future, primarily revealing that the fourth movie is the start of a second trilogy!

    Entertainment Weekly has also posted a second article online, in which Bay goes even further in depth about the movie and things to come later, speaking further about the character of Lockdown and the significance of both him and things surrounding him in this movie. Needless to say, there are greater forces at work in this movie that build up to bigger things to come afterward. To see the contents of both reports, head through the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  12 April 2014, 6:50 pm
    Today, the 34th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots aired on Hub Network. Titled "Blame the Gremlins", Kade's worst nightmares become reality as a horde of gremlins that may have manifested from his own mind terrorize Griffin Rock. With the team so accustomed to fighting natural disasters and science gone awry, will they have what it takes to confront what could be a supernatural phenomenon? Or, is there actually a more scientific explanation behind this chaos after all? Through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
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