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Hasbro Pulse has sent out a fun reveal via its "Fan First Friday" emails this morning: a first look at Earthrise Scorponok's box art! The artwork features Scorponok stomping through the battlefield with Optimus Prime captured in one of his claws as a battle rages around them!

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Unlock the collection of Quintesson Avatars in this weekend’s event and learn about the upcoming Alliance War changes.

Weak Signal

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Takara Tomy Mall has updated its listing for its upcoming Masterpiece release, Spinout. Spinout is a redeco of the Masterpiece Sunstreaker figure, featuring a red and black deco inspired by the "red Sunstreaker" Diaclone figure released in the 80's. The update includes the artwork for the figure which is very dynamic and recalls the painted artwork of yesteryear. They also included bio info which you can see below (as translated by Google Translate):

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Early 2020 introduced a new Cyberverse Starscream figure into the line representing a more scifi look for the character's vehicle form. Check out my review and gallery of Warrior Class Starscream!

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Win a 2, 3 or 4-Star Sixgun or Triggerhappy in this weekend’s event.

Bullet Storm

Gather your Alliance members and battle in this weekend’s SUPER XP event to win:

  • Up to 100 Sharpshooter Crystals
  • Up to 100,000 Spark
  • Up to 50,000 Combiner Spark
  • Up to 20,000 Premium Crystal Shards

Event Type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 22/05/2020 10:00 UTC
End Date: 25/05/2020 10:00 UTC
Bot Experience: SUPER XP
Prestiges: 100

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The Official Transformers Facebook Feed posted earlier today that a new Transformers feature film will be coming in 2022! As part of a series of posts celebrating the live action movie franchise, this first post shows off Studio Series Bumblebee from the first Transformers film. This will be part of a series of posts that will run for the week, so keep an eye out for more!

NBC News (among others) is reporting that actor Fred Willard has passed away at the age of 86. This was announced online via a Tweet from Hope Willard. Willard had a fifty year career that spanned live action and animation. Willard's live action career included shows like Roseanne, Mad About You, Hercules, Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family. (Read more...)

Toy Review: Nemesis Prime is the evil mirror image of Optimus Prime. Check out my review and gallery of one of the last figures released for "War for Cybertron: Siege"!

After days of lead up, Takara Tomy Mall has posted its listing for Generations Selects God Neptune! For those unfamiliar, five of the G1 Seacon sculpts were given new decos, stripped down of most of their accessories and released in the Beast Wars the Second toy line as a crew of space pirates (complete with a pirate ship). These were all new characters but this will be the first time they have received an updated toy treatment since that 90's release!

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Hasbro Pulse has updated its site with a blog post about the crowd funded Unicron figure! Acknowledging their staff is working from home now, they state:

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Takara Tomy has released an updated set of Seacons for "Generations Selects"! Check out my first review and gallery from this set of figures - Gulf (aka Skalor).

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Learn more about the new C.O.M.B.A.T. bots Lionizer & Catgut who are joining the battle later this week.

In Open Range

Gather your Alliance members and take part in this All-Spark Alliance Tournament to win:

  • Up to 75,000 Combiner Spark
  • Up to 75,000 C.O.M.B.A.T. Spark
  • Up to 30 Frozen Spark Crystals

Event Type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 08/05/2020 10:00 UTC
End Date: 11/05/2020 10:00 UTC
Bot Experience: TRIPLE XP
Prestiges: 30

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