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ToysRUs.com.au has posted the first images of a TRU exclusive Mega 5-step figure of Megatronus! Retailing at $59.99 AUD (About $47 USD), the figure's product page also has a description that contains SPOILERS for Robots In Disguise. If you want to see, click here and keep reading!



If you're unable to visit St. Charles, IL and see Frank Welker and Peter Cullen at BotCon, you have a second chance! Rhode Island Comic Con has announced that Welker and Cullen will be making an appearance at their convention, which takes place November 6th-8th. Pricing for the special-ticket event is extremely comparable to BotCon, with $150 to get an autograph and photo op from one of them or $225 for the pair. Keep reading for the announcement and a link to buy tickets.



While the Autobots have vowed to protect Earth, Megatron and his treacherous Decepticons have vowed to strip it of its valuable Energon, no matter the cost. Somehow, Optimus Prime and his Autobots always seem to get in the way. With Ultimate Decepticons, you can now see five of the greatest Decepticon stories, featuring Starscream, Skyquake, Makeshift, Airachnid, Dreadwing, Predaking, Knock Out and more of your all-time favorite transforming villains!



Alfes2010 of the Higekuma Toy Blog has also posted images of TAV14 Ultra Magnus! A darker, more Magnusy recolor of Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus, Transformers Adventure Magnus also benefits from some paint for the head of the Forge of Solus Prime. Keep reading to see!



Hasbro has just added five Spanish-language Transformers ads originally shown in Latin American markets to their YouTube channel. Ranging from Beast Hunters to Age of Extinction up to the present day with Robots In Disguise, several of these seem to be ads we've seen before, though some - the Construct-Bots and Titan Hero ads - are new to us. If you're curious about what the differences are or what Lockdown fighting Optimus Prime looks like in a lower polygon count, keep reading to see!



The Japanese toyline for Robots In Disguise, AKA Transformers Adventure, is featuring a lot of molds that didn't make it out in Japan otherwise in new decos. And of course some old TakaraTomy favorites like Nemesis Prime. Today Hisashi Yuki took to Twitter to show off TAV13 Nemesis Prime and TAV14 Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus, both of which look good! The photos also feature a brief cameo by TED05 Junkion, a dumptruck-themed recolor of Age of Extinction Hound. Keep reading to see!



Autobase Aichi has clued us in to Amazon Japan's new postings for April's Transformers Adventure releases! The Japanese equivalent of Robots In Disguise is including a variety of Japan-only releases and/or releases of earlier figures that didn't fit into other lines. This month, it's TAV13 Nemesis Prime - a recolor of Warrior-class Optimus - for 2700 Yen; TAV14 is Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus for 4320 Yen; and lastly there's Big Optimus Prime from the "Easy Dynamic" collection, known here as Hyperchange Optimus Prime. He'll run you 3780 Yen. Keep reading for the photos!



TakaraTomy has posted seventeen videos to their YouTube channel detailing how to transform the bulk of the TAV (Warriors/Legion) and TED (1-Step and other quick-change) series of Transformers Adventure figures. We've included TAV01 Bumblebee, TAV03 Strongarm, TAV05 Fixit, and TAV11 Bloody Knockout below, so keep reading to see them!



In what appears to be last minute deal, Tranformers and other Hasbro shows will be staying on with Netfilx. As we reported previously, Hasbro and Netflix were to go their own way last month when a new deal fell through. However, without disclosing the terms of the detail. USA Today reports Netflix let be known that Hasbro Studios shows aren't going anywhere. Good news for Netflix customers who need their Transformers fix.



Adweek has posted an article about Hasbro's TV strategies that goes into of detail about The Hub - and what went wrong. The short version is that Discovery was admirably hands-off with the network, leaving Hasbro almost solely in charge of programming... and a combination of slow profits, the proliferation of on-demand viewing, and the departure of President & CEO Margaret Loesch led Hasbro get out of the network-running business. Keep reading for more details on all that and a link to the full article where you can see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic described as "creepily beloved"!


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Amazon posted listings for Transformers Prime Beast Hunter action figures that give us a look at the character summary bios the Cyberverse Commander Class Unicron Megatron and Ultra Magnus figure. Read the character summary bios for all the figures now.


I was looking at my ultra magnus from TFprime (2nd release) and he's missing his smoke stacks on the back flaps. I figured I would get another one somewhere and return the one without the smoke stacks... I saw another one at walmart yesterday and it didn't have the smoke stacks either... what the heck? Anyone else see this? UPDATE: Seems to be a unannounced running change with the figues as the Hasbro preview images show them, but the production images do not.


Thanks to FMH forum member Aesir who has posted news from Hasbro themselves that the official UK street date for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters action figures will be June 1, 2013. That is great news for all the Transformers fans who have been watching and waiting for these new toys.


Yea, you read the title right. Is it any wonder WHY Hasbro's sales are tanking? They seem to only care about keeping Wall Street engaged with such patronizing double speak in a press release of all things. Sorry to use this PR as a place to scurtinize them, but I hope someone at HQ reads this and puts the fun back into Trasnformers one day. Hasbro is faltering and Beast Hunters has clearly become a scramble to justify why their "Franchise" isn't getting love from shoppers. Read more and tell Hasbro you want more than meets the stock price.


Thanks to Hydra over at the Allspark who has posted some details about the Takara Tomy Transformers lucky draw Optimus Prime sound stages that are limited to 50 pieces. He has been nice enough to share the translated quotes that the stage says in the Japanese Optimus Prime voice. Check out the quotes and image from the original Lucky Draw campaign below for more info.

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Jagex has released the second episode of Under The Hood, their web series detailing the making and refinement of the Transformers Universe MOBA. This episode focuses on Peter Cullen and Frank Welker's voice recording sessions for the video game as Optimus Prime and Megatron. Keep reading to see!




BaCon's gotten video footage of the preview of Robots In Disguise 2015! The new animation style is looking good, and we get good looks at Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and the Elite Guard and Dinobot members of the team who are as-yet unnamed. Keep reading to see!




The Hub Network have posted some new Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 30-Second Holiday Special promo videos. Watch the clips featuring Megatron and the Decepticon "Pudding" and "Naughty List" to ring in the holiday season evil robot style now!

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