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New Partnership Yields Transformer Drift Release from Bluefin!

A partnership with the new Hong Kong-based Flame Toys has given Bluefin the rights to distribute its first figure – the Transformer Drift (as seen in the IDW comics) in North america.

The 8 inch figure features high quality die-cast construction and LED light-up displays – with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability.

The Drift figure will be released in January, 2018. Pre-orders are being taken.

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Behind The Scenes Video: Star Wars Forces of Destiny!

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – B-88 and Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley – Courtesy of Lucasfilm)

Have you wondered what brought Rey to the where she was at the beginning of Star War Wars The Force Awakens? Or how Jyn Erso became the leader of the team to steal the Death Star Plans? How about Ahsoka Tano? Did you ever wonder what she might have gotten up to on her own time? Or Princess Leia… or Sabine Wren?

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is a new micro-series (episodes of 2-3 minutes) that is built around the adventures of these incredible heroes and others.

The animated adventures will supported by a line of toys from Hasbro and a series of books.

Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017.

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Star Wars’ Force Friday Global Unboxing Event Is Underway!

Force Friday - Australia

The Force Friday unveiling of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise has begun with the Star Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber being unboxed in Sydney, Australia, by the Bratayleys – a family of digital stars from the Maker Studios network.

Follow the jump for the complete list of times and sites for the revealing of more new Star Wars: The Force Awakens products.

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Ouija: Spiffy Premise, Cookie Cutter Movie!

Ouija - Universal - 11-23-14

Remember those Ouija boards that we used to use to scare ourselves silly when we were kids? Well, there’s a microbudgeted horror film about some kids who get into big supernatural trouble because they didn’t follow the rules. It’s a pretty lame effort at bringing classic (which is to say clichéd) tropes to an adolescent-friendly introduction to Horror 101, but it’ll make a big profit even if only does have its predicted $20 mill opening weekend.

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MOVIES: Taylor Lautner: Superhero Spy!

Taylor Lautner

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Taylor Lautner has snagged the lead in Universal’s projected tentpole, Stretch Armstrong – based on the Hasbro action figure.

The plot revolves around a spy who happens upon a stretching formula and takes it. Now he has to learn how to deal with the consequences of this rash action. The film is being developed by Universal and Imagine, for shooting in 3D. As a result, the film’s release date has been pushed back from May 15, 2011 to some time in 2012.

Universal co-chairman Donna Langley was quoted as saying, ““In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power.”

COMIC CON NEWS: GI Joe and Transformer’s Complete Sets will include Signed Posters at Comic Con

Transformers Collector's Set Comic Con Exclusive

The folks at Shout! Factory will be in booth 3749 in the main hall rocking their upcoming Transformers and G.I. Joe Complete Series anniversary sets – which, sadly, they won’t send to reviewers. But these are awesome looking packages.  If you purchase the sets at Comic-Con you’ll get a limited edition poster Signed by Frank Welker, MEGATRON himself, these Limited-Edition Comic-Con Exclusive Lithographs will be a Gift-with-Purchase for the first 350 Collector’s sets sold of the TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition Collector’s Set.

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Also available will be the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set, with the first 350 copies sold featuring a limited edition lithograph autographed by G.I. JOE: Origins comic book artist Tom Feister.

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DVD REVIEW: Transformers – The Complete First Season – 25 Years

Considering that the Transformers were created by taking a bunch of disparate Japanese toys with no connection – but kinda looked like they might belong together – and given unique identities and a backstory by a group of guys at Hasbro®, they’ve certainly managed to hold the public’s interest.

Transformers S1-25 years

With the second Transformers movie about to hit theaters, here comes the 25th anniversary release of the first season of the [dare I say it?] iconic animated series that forever etched the phrases “robots in disguise” and “more than meets the eye” into the cultural consciousness. Sure, there are some really goofy concepts [Megatron, the Decepticon leader turns into a gun? That has to be fired by some other Decepticon? Really?], but it’s easy to see why the series – and the toys, for that matter – caught on in such a big way.
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