Never Growing Up — Share Your Toys R Us Memory

Sadly, the news we feared came true yesterday, and Toys “R” Us will be closing all their US and UK stores soon, unless a miracle occurs. I have many thoughts on what happened, but that is not the point of this post. No, I want to share my memories of being a Toys  Us kid, and I bet you do too. So I’ve set up a Tumblr blog to take your submissions, and I am also accepting stories, pictures, and video via email. Please join me at http://ididntwanttogrowup.tumblr.com or email tru@asmzine.com. My thanks to Andrew LoVuolo for the header graphic.

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Toy Review: Transformers Titans Return Fastclash

I never had the Autobot clones, and I only played with the Decepticon clones once or twice.  However, I was still excited to see that these box sets were going to give us two (and most likely all) of the clones.  In the “Chaos on Velocitron” set, Fastclash (formerly Fastlane) makes his debut. He is…. interesting. He’s interesting from a design standpoint. Neither a Deluxe or a Legend class, he exists in new size class Hasbro has said was created for the clones.  So, rather than try to shoehorn him into a size too big or too small, they went

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Some Quick Thoughts on Titan Master Rodimus Prime

Just had the chance to examine Titan Master Rodimus Prime from the “Chaos on Velocitron” set. This is the first diecast Titan Master we have seen here, so I wasn’t sure what to think.   It’s definitely a unique TM figure. It doesn’t look different at first glance, but when I picked it up, I could tell it was not the same. First, it was cooler to the touch.  Having been in my basement for a few hours, it was slightly cooler than room temperature, and the difference between the metal and plastic pieces was apparent. Second, the weight was off.

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Mezco Toyz Presents One:12 Collection Old Man Logan

Fresh off his latest movie, truly a spectacular tale, Logan now makes an appearance in Mezco Toyz new One:12 Collection entry – Old Man Logan. I don’t have any of their One:12 figures, but I’m a fan. This newest one looks fantastic, and it comes with some awesome accessories. Read the press release for pictures and ordering information! PRESS RELEASE The One:12 Collective Old Man Logan In the alternate future of Earth-807128, Wolverine has aged. Now know as Old Man Logan, he lives with his family in a barren wasteland trying to maintain as normal a life as possible. When

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Toy Fair Australia – Hasbro Reveals Misfire and Slugslinger

Well, this is a surprise!  Over the weekend, Hasbro revealed MISFIRE and SLUGSLINGER down under at Toy Fair Australia, which you can see at our friend Ben Yee’s website, BWTF.com.  On Monday, they sent over some press images, which we’ve uploaded to the gallery.  After the break, you can read the press release regarding these figures.  They look great!  Fine additions to the Titans Return line of Transformers, they are.  

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Toy Fair 2017 – Day 2 Coverage

Day two is up! We have our Hasbro Transformers press kit images as well as our showroom galleries from Mattel, Bandai, Tomy, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Dark Horse, Diamond Select Toys, Fascinations, Good Smile Company, Hearts for Hearts Girls, Playmobil, Square Enix, The Loyal Subjects, and Tonnder Doll Company! And we got more Four Hourseman/Mythic Legions pictures, too! Find it all at http://toyfair17.asmzine.com!

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Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro Reveals Trypticon

Hello, folks! In a prelude to the opening of Toy Fair 2017 tomorrow, Hasbro sent out a press release and images of the upcoming Titans Class Trypticon! This robotic dinosaur is faithful to his Generation One counterpart but has been upgraded to Titan Master technology.  Full-Tilt is now a full size Deluxe figure with robot mode and Necro Titan Master head/figure. Plus, Trypticon can eat other Titan Master figures, and you can retrieve them from his stomach. Gross. Below is the official press release as well as pictures, plus a picture released today on Hasbro’s Twitter account. We will see

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More Than Meets The Ears with Transformers Music News

Over the past week, Transformers fans have had not one, not two, but three announcements regarding TF-related music. First, Hasbro and Sony released a new album Transformers Roll Out last week to coincide with Record Store Day.  This new album contains tracks inspired by the continuous battles of the Autobots and Decepticons and features rock, alternative, and alt-pop artists, including Beck, Elle Rae, and Crash Kings.  The press release is at the end of the post. It’s an interesting idea, to be sure.  I’ve not been a huge fan of “inspired-by” albums.  Usually, I stick to the actual music from

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