7 Palmas 13th Anniversary Transformers Hasbro Robots In Disguise

7 Palmas Shopping Center in Spain has celebrated its 13th Anniversary with Hasbro’s Transformers.  Kids were able to play with the new Transformers: Robots In Disguise toys as well as to meet Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. ROTF Chevrolet Camaro was also present.

Hasbro has uploaded a video of the event to their official You Tube page. You can enjoy it, after the jump.

 

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Thanks to board member SeanTF1967, we got news that the official Hasbro Transformers page’s video section has been updated with 4 new videos showing behind the scene material relating to the Toys, Story, Characters, and Art Design on Transformers Robot in Disguise. In these videos we get to hear from many of the production staff and also voices actors (including Peter Cullen) on their experience working on the new cartoon. You can check out all 4 videos here after the break, and make sure to head back to the boards to share your thoughts with us there.

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Thanks to TFW2005 member Blindspot77 for sharing with us some in-store pictures of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Decepticon Hunter toy sword that were taken at retail in Singapore.  The Decepticon Hunter sword can transform into a missile-firing gun for those who like to pretend to fight Decepticons by themselves or with friends, although I suppose you could pretend to fight Autobots with the toy weapon as well if you wanted to!

 

 

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iTunes has just posted the short, three-page preview for Windblade #5! We’ve mirrored the pages here for your viewing pleasure after the jump (beware of spoilers).

Transformers: Windblade Vol. 2 #5

RACE AGAINST THE LIGHT! On VELOCITRON, racing isn’t a sport—it’s a matter of life and death! WINDBLADE and BLURR put the pedal to the metal to save CYBERTRON—and their own lives.”

Be sure to pick up the full issue when it’s released on July 22!

WF2015 Nemesis Prime and Bumblebee Busts

Check out two Wonder Festival 2015 Transformers Exclusives coming from Prime 1 Studio. They have revealed that they will have Optimus Prime – Nemesis Edition and Bumblebee – Stealth Edition Busts. These limited editions will be available for purchase exclusively at the show. Only a limited amount will be available, and it doesn’t sound like they’ll be made available again once they sell out. The event takes place July 26th in Japan.

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Courtesy of TFW2005 boards member daimchoc, we have a new, colored look at Iron Factory’s upcoming IF-EX11 Evil Lord figure – their Legends-scaled version of Overlord.

These photos show him off in various poses, armed with his rifle, standing next to other figures to get a sense of scale, and of course in all of his various modes.

Check it out after the break!

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Take this as just a fun little rumor for now.

Takara designer Hisashi Yuki has a history of posting fun images on his Twitter account, which sometimes even contain veiled hints at future products. And today, he tweeted an image of G1 Bruticus – but, curiously, with Groove taking the place of Blast Off as his right arm. Is it a just coincidence that they’re showing off Groove, a character they made a brand new mold for, in place of Blast Off? Or could this be a hint at Takara once again going in a separate direction from Hasbro in their Unite Warriors line and making a new, or at least modified, mold for Blast Off?

Again, we highly advise you only take this as a rumor until we get more info, but given how Takara handled the Slingshot, Wildrider and Groove situations, we feel the notion is at the very least plausible.

Sound off on what you think after the jump!

UK Toy Fair 2016 Hasbro

For many years Hasbro was a proud sponsor and the biggest exhibitor at the UK Toy Fair. However, due to the tight schedule with multiple Toy Fairs around the world simultaneously, Hasbro is sad to announce that they will not attend the UK Toy Fair for 2016.

Hasbro stated the following to the media:
“Hasbro will not be exhibiting at the next London Toy Fair due to the complexity of the global toy show calendar in 2016. As part of a global organisation we have had to make this tough choice to ensure we utilise our people and resources as efficiently as possible. We nevertheless continue to maximise support for Hasbro’s sales in the UK and remain committed to the toy industry. This is wholeheartedly demonstrated by our attendance at many of the other UK shows and events, our extensive showroom at our Stockley Park offices and our passionate involvement in the Industry’s charitable ventures. We would like to wish London Toy Fair 2016 every success.”

British Toy and Hobby Association has finalized the dates for next year’s toy fair with the noticeable absence of Hasbro who has withdrawn their participation for 2016. London Toy Fair is one of the earliest toy fairs happening each year. Though the fair is generally closed for the public, early leaks in the past has given us sneak peeks of what we will see at the New York Toy Fair, a month later.

Journalist John Baluch stated that while both Hasbro and MGA pulled out from the event with heavy heart, it is rather bad for a major event to lose a big company like Hasbro even for a year.

Hopefully, leaks will happen during the German Toy Fair… but this time without obscuring bald guys.

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Courtesy of TFsource and board member daimchoc, today we bring you a plethora of images of both bot and alt modes (sorry no limb mode pics as of yet) for Warbotron’s most recent effort, their take on the Technobot Strafe. Available for pre-order now, with a projected release date of August, this bot scales with your Classics/Generations collection and of course is designed to combine with his teammates to form the massive gestalt, Computron.

Let us know what you think of this figure over on our discussion boards and be sure to stop by our site sponsors to pre-order your figures today.

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Black Knight Bumblebee

Via Snakas, we have learned of an upcoming TV Magazine exclusive. The September edition of TV Magazine will include a special edition “Black Knight” (or “Black Night”) Bumblebee. This figure is a recolor of the Robots in Disguise Legion class toy, in a deco not dissimilar to the Night Ops Bumblebee from the US line. A manga in TV Magazine over the next few months will tell the story of the character.

Check out an image of this Japanese magazine exclusive attached to this post.