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It's that time again: New York Comic-Con is over, and so now it's time to go over what exactly we know about the figures in next year's Generations line, Power of the Primes. At this point, it's quite a lot! Some blanks were filled in at NYCC, some leaks confirmed, and even a couple minor surprises as to the nature of the Deluxe and Voyager accessories. Keep reading to see it all!




Singapore fangroup Planet Iacon has posted to Facebook that March 2018's TakaraTomy Transformers offerings will include a surprise. In addition to the latest round of Legends Series products, TakaraTomy is also producing the first new Encore figure since 2013: God Fire Convoy! We don't know what Planet Iacon's sources are for this info, but they've been pretty good in the past. But for now, keep reading as you take these listings with a grain of salt.




Reports are coming in that comics legend Len Wein - creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, writer of the "All New, All-Different" X-Men team, and editor of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen - has passed away at the age of 69. While he is perhaps rightly best known for those accomplishments, Wein was also a screenwriter who worked on no less than four different Transformers series: G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and most recently the current series, Robots In Disguise. Our condolences go out to Mr. Wein's friends and family.




Eric Crownover is still at HasCon and still sending us valuable info from the show! Last night at the VIP dinner, they showed off Power of the Primes Voyager Hun-Gurrr ...whose face was covered in photos, and fans immediately began speculating was related to the Silverbolt mold going by his construction. Eric has sent some clarifications on all of that from Hasbro's John Warden - keep reading to see!




We've learned from Variety today of a suit that was filed by Hasbro against DC Comics over the use of Bumblebee. Hasbro is accusing DC of trademark infringement based on at least one toy in the DC Super Hero Girls line of the DC hero character Bumblebee. Hasbro succeeded in late 2015 in registering a trademark on the name Bumblebee in the by now familiar field of toy action figures, vehicles, and robots convertible into other forms. The suit claims the possibility of causing brand confusion and/or being deceptive to consumers, as is fairly standard in this type of proceeding. Read on for more info!





It's been a while since the first information hit about the collaboration project between mobile phone provider au and TakaraTomy to make transforming toys based on their Infobar handset. The first of these to be generally available is now up for preorder on TakaraTomy Mall. The Optimus Prime "ANNIN Version" is based on the white variation of the Infobar phone, and the robot elements are inspired by the movie series Optimus Prime. This product is expected for release in December, and is priced at 5400 Yen. No word on the availability of the red Optimus or the other characters shown previously. Click through for stock photos and product link!




Rob Springer's Zone Base site has another Walgreens-related scoop! His source was able to find more info on the upcoming exclusive Deluxe Wreck-Gar, confirming it as a Generations figure. Will it be a reuse of Reveal The Shield Wreck-Gar, or something else? We don't know yet, but keep reading to see more info from Walgreens' computers!




Over at his Zone Base website, Radio Free Cybertron's own Rob Springer has posted an article about more findings in Walgreens' computer, where we just found out that there's a Deluxe Wreck-Gar headed our way! It seems that the budget-minded Cyber Battalion figures are finally coming to the US... and also an interesting curiosity from a line that seemingly didn't happen. Keep reading to see!




With SDCC 2017 put to bed and some other sources of information having been available to us, it's time to sit down and ask the question: what exactly do we know about Power of the Primes? And the answer is: not everything, but a lot. We've guessed a lot... and there were kind of some leaks that happened Monday too. Keep reading to see what we know and how we know it!




You voted, and Hasbro listened! The finalists for the Transformers Hall of Fame are in - and in particular, it seems like TFormers' votes for Toy Of The Year were pretty indicative of the finalists! Also included are the finalists for Favorite Character and Favorite Movie Character - keep reading to see the lists for yourself!




The keen-eyed trademark watches at Transformers@The Moon have reported on Hasbro's latest Transformers trademark: Cybertronics. What does it mean and what is it for? We won't know for a while, most likely, but it's a toy-related trademark. Could be the tagline for a new action-feature, could be a subline of some sort... or it could even be the subtitle of the animated series to follow Robots In Disguise. All we can tell you for sure is that, had it been registered 10 or so years ago, it would've been spelled with an X. Keep reading for info on the trademark!




Artist Aaron Archer, former Hasbro toy designer and head of the Transformers brand, has posted to Instagram that he was recently present to celebrate the retirement of TakaraTomy's Hideaki Yoke. Yoke has been one of the guiding forces behind the Transformers brand since its inception, whose work goes as far back as Diaclone and Microman. Keep reading for more info on this key figure in Transformers!




Luke Y. Thompson has interviewed Hasbro's John Warden for Forbes, and Warden had some interesting things to say and hints to drop about what 2017 has in store for Transformers. The Last Knight, of course -- but is Titans Return going to stop for the films, or run concurrently? And what about how the toymaker is looking at the renewed interest in their other `80s properties from the film and comic worlds? Keep reading to see!




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Adam Pawlus of 16bit.com and Entertainment Earth has posted to his site about the upcoming Platinum Edition Liokaiser! He's clarified that the price on Liokaiser will be closer to $119.99 - a bit higher than the average Combiner Wars boxset but not unreasonably so in our opinion. He also said that, to his knowledge, Liokaiser will close out the Combiner Wars line in the US. Click on through for more info!



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