The Case for a The Black Series 6″ Mara Jade

Look, I know I don’t usually cover Star Wars figures, I know I have BotCon info to put up, and I know I am not even part of the polling process, but I need to get this out there. The only character you should vote for in the Star Wars 2015 Fans’ Choice Poll is Mara Jade. I admit that I’m biased. My wife is a huge Mara fan. But honestly, there is no better choice for the winner, simply because this is the best opportunity. I know the 6″ The Black Series line is missing a lot of iconic

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TF4 News – Cybertron Monday Is Here, New Poster Released, New Trailer Imminent

If you didn’t know already, today is Cybertron Monday!  You can head to http://www.cybertronmonday.com and find your favorite online retailer to pre-order Age of Extinction toys!  Check out the press release on the next page. For those who want more instant gratification, looks like brick-and-mortar stores are starting to break the release date and put toys on the shelves.  Your mileage may vary, so you have lots of options to get your TF4 Toy Fix. Secondly, according to Jason over at Flying Ninja Kick, at least one new TF4 Poster has been released, and a new trailer will be released to iTunes on

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“Transformers: Age of Extinction” Preview Event – News, Reviews, Cybertron Monday, New Apps

Last week, a number of Transformers fan sites got a goodie box from the folks at Hasbro and Hunter PR.  This box contained four toys from the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction line.  These toys included Deluxe Autobot Drift, Deluxe Dinobot Slug, Voyager Grimlock, and Leader Optimus Prime.  Today, ASM and other sites are putting up reviews and thoughts of these toys as well as some other news.  To read our reviews, click the names of the toys above.  Get more news after the jump. 

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Toy Review: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” Leader Optimus Prime

NAME: Optimus Prime ALLEGIANCE: Autobot ALTERNATE MODE: Western Star truck cab CLASS: Leader SERIES: M4: #001 CO-SELLS: Grimlock COMES WITH: Sword of Judgment, Vector Shield OPTIMUS PRIME has long believed that freedom is the right of all sentient beings. He has never wavered from his belief, no matter what has befallen him in battle. Once again ready to defend the people of his adopted planet, the unyielding AUTOBOT Commander prepares for the battle that will allow the AUTOBOTS to reclaim their role as Earth’s honored protectors. It wouldn’t be a Transformers movie without Optimus Prime leading the Autobots. Optimus gets another makeover in

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Toy Review: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” Voyager Grimlock

NAME: Grimlock ALLEGIANCE: Autobot ALTERNATE MODE: T-Rex CLASS: Voyager SERIES: M4: #002 CO-SELLS: Optimus Prime (Evasion Mode) GRIMLOCK is the ultimate wildcard.  The DINOBOT leader has the power to decide the fate of Earth almost singlehandedley. His ferocious strength makes him a devasating force in battle.  If that strength can be focused and harnessed for good, it could be enough to turn the tide. If not, it could be what seals Earth’s doom. Fans have been calling for his inclusion ever since the first movie was announced. “We want Grimlock!” they shouted, loudly and repeatedly. Supposedly those same fans were told that

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Toy Review: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” Dinobot Slug

NAME: Dinobot Slug ALLEGIANCE: Autobot ALTERNATE MODE: Triceratops CLASS: Deluxe SERIES: M4: #003 CO-SELLS: Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Scorn This fiery warrior hates taking orders, unless it means he gets to destroy something. He’ll level anything in his path with a fit of white-hot dino rage. Ah, poor Slag — got caught in the vortex of Trademark Loss. But since this isn’t the Generation 1 character, having a new name isn’t such a bad thing. (Never mind the fact we’re getting a G1-decoed minicon Slug at some point….) The Dinobots in the new film are unlike the Dinobots of old. No longer

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