BBTS News: 20% Off Sale, Yoda FX, Titanium, Anime, Hasbro & More!

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about avariety of new arrivals, new preorders, incoming items, and a new sale! 20% OFF SALE!  Save 20% on thousands of instock products.   Everything isincluded except 'new' and 'preorder / backorder' items.   Be sure to checkout the vintage department listings as well.  This sale will end FridayJanuary 12th at […]

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Alternators Ravage out in… England?

From the TFW2005 boards comes news that Alternators Ravage, the Jaguar XK  version, has been released in the United Kingdom.  There are pictures here, but the thread gives no indication of where or when the figure was purchased; however, the the photographic boxart (US releases us artwork by Marcelo Matere) indicates it's a European release, and the Argos stock tag […]

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Images of New Diamond Select Grimlock Bust

Grimlock's about to open up a very large can of hurting on whatever invisible enemy is on the other side of that Energo-sword.  Not pleasant, indeed.  What is pleasant is that Diamond Select's newest bust, featuring everyone's favorite speech-impeded Cybertronian saurian Grimlock, is on its way.  You can get a first look at it on the 2005 Boards here . […]

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New 6″ Titaniums at Hasbro Toy Shop

Carnage717 reports in this thread that Hasbro Toy Shop, Hasbro's direct-sales website, has listed 6" Titanium figures Soundwave and Rodimus Prime on their site, making them the easiest source for most people to obtain these not-yet-saturated figures.  But you'd better hurry: knowing HTS's propensity for items selling out, they'll likely not stay in stock for long. Comments

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IDW Art Du Jour: Creating a Cover

Last week, the Art Du Jour page at IDW Publishing followed Alex Milne's creation of a cover for the Transformers Spotlight: Kup issue.  This week, you can see Klaus Scherwinski in action.  So far, you can see pencils and a colorized sketch for a variant Transformers: Escalation cover in progress.  And if you missed the Kup cover pictures, they'll still […]

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MOVIE SPOILERS: Full Body Shots, Megatron and Barricade

Those of you who don't mind being spoiled on some of the visual details of astf, some of those details are up at the 2005Boards in the form of a pair of new full-body shots!  On display now are the movie incarnations of Barricade in all his bad-cop attitude and Megatron in all his pointiness. Once you've seen the pictures, if you […]

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Japanese Beast Wars on Youtube

Most people are aware of the two Japanese spin-off series to Beast Wars, "Beast Wars the Second" and "Beast Wars Neo", but not a lot of the fandom has experienced the bizarre dub of Mainframe's original Beasties tv series.  With the advent of Youtube, that's all changed: Monzo has ripped and encoded the first episode of the series, and you […]

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Grain of Salt Theater: Megatron Casting

Allspark Forums member Matrix_Prime brings us this grist for the astf rumor mill.  The entertainment site IESB.net claims that "multiple studio sources" have confirmed to that site that Frank Welker is soon to sign on to play Megatron in the Michael Bay film, reprising his G1 role opposite Peter Cullen's Optimus Prime.  But just to prove that this is all […]

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Movie Products: New Details, SKUs, Pricing, Release Timeframe

Protoform_X from the 2005 Boards has brought us quite a bit of information from the Toys R Us Canada computer system.  Among the information is that the movie toys in the computer are set for release between late-May and June and that the identity of the $80 Ultimate toy is Bumblebee.  Also, there are some new products listed we have not previously heard about.  To view […]

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Hot Topic’s Website Is Transformed

Longtime friend of the Allspark Spectre brings us news that Hot Topic's website has undergone a transformation, and now features dead center of its splash page a display of the new Transformers-related apparel.  Click here to go to Hot Topic's site and discuss the news here on our forums. Comments

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