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Toy Fair 2013: Star Wars Black – Hasbro’s Premium Star Wars line

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The Star Wars Black line was announced within the past few weeks leading up to Toy Fair, but we had only seen X-Wing Pilot Luke. I am happy to say we now have a look at the whole first wave of 4 figures. The first wave will consist of Luke, R2-D2, Darth Maul and a Sandtrooper. These are premium figures loaded with accessories and plenty of detail sculpted by Gentle Giant.

Join us after the jump for pictures and the 3.75 inch Black line as well.
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Toy Fair 2013: Marvel Legends

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GrapeSoda had a great write up of the Hasbro presentation at Toy Fair 2013. If you are looking for full coverage of the panel, you might want to check out their site. If you want to see the Marvel Legends announcements and some associated images, join us after the jump and remember to check out Powet.TV’s other Toy Fair coverage here.

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro announces Fall of Cybertron Metroplex

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Hasbro announced at their Toy Fair 2013 event that they will be making a figure of Fall of Cybertron Mextroplex in scale with Legend Class figures. He will be a new class called a Titan Class figure. Metroplex will be a triple changer standing at 24 inches tall retailing for approximately US$125.

The figure is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2013. Fairly appropriate. If its not on display this weekend, we are sure to see it in June at Botcon. Pictures will be added to this post if the figure does end up being on display this weekend.

This is enormous news, but its a shame its in scale with Legends Class figures. …Or alternatively, I should say its a shame that no Fall of Cybertron figures were released in the Legends Class, only the Deluxe and Voyager classes. Legends Class figures are mostly Transformer Prime related. Could this mean a small assortment of FoC figures could be making their way out? Unlikely, but it’d be neat nonetheless.

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It looks like Metroplex will come with a Legends Scale Scamper. That was the name of the small black car transformer that came with the original Metroplex. Metroplex will have light up eyes, flip down visor, articulated pupils (?) and independent cannons.

[UPDATE 2 – Pictures!]
Ben Yee’s World of Transformers has posted some great photos of Metroplex on Facebook. You can see the full gallery here. I’ve included a few below.

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Note the two figures next to the front view for size comparison. It was also revealed that he will come with a sticker sheet so that the paint apps don’t get lost in cost reduction. This figure on display had the sticker sheet already applied.

Update 3! – Here are some official Hasbro photos of all 3 modes!

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Toy Fair 2013: News Roundup

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As we bring you the latest and greatest news coming out of New York Toy Fair 2013, we will be collecting links to each of our news items in this post. That should make this post your one-stop shop for our Toy Fair news coverage. If you see any news and want to report it to us, please feel free to leave a link in the comments!

Toy Fair 2013: Possible MattyCollector reveals
Toy Fair 2013: 60′s Batman series action figure line from Mattel
Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro announces Fall of Cybertron Metroplex [Updated with photos!]
Toy Fair 2013: Marvel Legends
Toy Fair 2013: Star Wars Black – Hasbro’s Premium Star Wars line
Toy Fair 2013: Transformers Generations and Masterpiece lines
Toy Fair 2013: Masters of the Universe Classics

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Botcon 2013 Exclusive Hoist revealed

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It’s that time of year again where we patiently wait for the unveiling of each of the Botcon box set exclusives to be revealed until registration goes on sale before we see all of them and quickly sells out. The theme this year for the box set is Machine Wars. This was a very short lived line from 1997 that was really only available at Kay-Bee Toys stores.

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Today we get a look at Hoist. Hoist was a basic figure in the line. He was a tow truck that looked a little more like a dump track with a hook on the back of it. Fun Publications has chosen to use the Generations Kup mold with a retooled head for this figure. The image seen is just a mock-up and not the actual figure, so our mileage is likely to vary, but as far as robot mode goes, it looks pretty good. The head is pretty spot on and I’m pleased with the translation from the original figure. The color scheme is very basic, so it matches pretty well. I imagine they saved some money on paint apps for this figure so they can lavish some other figure in the line. I don’t think the vehicle mode is a good match. Kup is a pickup, whereas Hoist is supposed to be a tow truck. He’s not really hoisting anything, though. He’s more hauling than anything else.

What do you think of Hoist? Tell us in the comments and help us speculate what other figures could be coming in this set!

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TakaraTomy releases papercraft couch for your Transformers Arms Microns

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We, here, at Powet.TV bring you only the finest news in entertainment. Thats why we needed to share this official announcement.

TakaraTomy, the Japanese company that works with Hasbro to bring us Transformers, has posted a pdf file on their site (available here). This pdf is nothing short of a papercraft couch for your Arms Micron figures. These are the mini-con figures that have been released with the Transformers Prime figures in Japan. They are little robots or animals that turn into weapons for the larger figures to use.

Apparently, the couch comes in two flavors; Autobot and Decepticon.

Choose wisely, Poweteers. Choose wisely.

Let us know in the comments what other pieces of household furniture you’d like to see officially released from Takara!
Count me in for a kitchen sink. Megatron just finished dinner and Starscream has some dishes to clean.

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PowetToys: Transformers Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime


PowetToys reviews the Transformers Generations figure for Fall Of Cybertron Optimus Prime with some helpful comparisons to his predecessor, War for Cybertron Optimus Prime.

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The Powet Top 5: Top 5 Characters that deserved to be in Fall of Cybertron, but were not

Welcome to the Powet Top 5, where we explore the top (and bottom) 5 items we think are relevant to any of a variety of topics that span the imagination. Sit back, read, and respond.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was released only a couple short weeks ago, but it seems that is all we have been playing. An incredibly fun and varied game, it includes some new playable characters that we had not seen before in the game’s predecessor, Transformers: War for Cybertron. Some of the new characters included fan-favorites like Jazz, Cliffjumper, the Combaticons and the Dinobots. This list offers a look at what could have been, what is missing and what is still yet to come in terms of characters appearing in the game.

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