Transformers “Combiner Fan Built Combiner” Design App Now Live

Transformers Combiner Wars Fan Built Bot 1

Hasbro recently announced they would be asking fans for their input in another edition of the “Fan Built Bot” poll. This time around it’s the “Fan Built Combiner” – fans will be creating a team of Transformers that combine into a single massive new character.

Starting today, fans can download the official Transformers apps (on iOS and Android) to participate in weekly design stages, three in total. In addition, Toys R Us will have a bonus design question on the Toys R Us Twitter feed on February 18. Hasbro will reveal the full results later this year, and the new Combiner will join the Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars toy line, which debut this month.

Transfans, roll out (and start designing!)

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Weekend Toy Run: Marvel Legends on Sale at

If you are looking to fill gaps in your Marvel Legends collection, or pick up some custom fodder, it’s a good time to check out the sale on Marvel Legends figures at There’s a few figures with pretty deep discounts, and many more for a couple bucks off that will with the toy budget.

All of the items (these three and the rest) are eligible for Prime shipping – if you’re a member you get free 2-day shipping, and if not, just get $35 in the cart and you’ll get the same. Happy shopping!

Star Wars Graphic Novels 75% Off for Nicks and Dents at

TFAW Star Wars nick and dent sale

Has the prospect of a new Star Wars movie (and action figures) got you jonesing for more Star Wars right now?

If so, Things From Another World has you covered. They’ve got a 75% off sale for “nick and dent” Star Wars trade paperbacks underway – over 150 TPBs for sale. These are ones with small scuffs or dings but are still awesome for reading – they won’t have torn pages or marred artwork in any way. I’ve bought a lot of nick and dent TPBs during former TFAW sales because the prices are great, and it’s not like you get TPBs as investments anyways.

It’s a long wait until December 18, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opens, so stock up on some reading material and get your Star Wars fix for cheap. Happy shopping!

How Much Would You Pay for this Gigantic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Krang?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Krang by First Gokin 01

When Playmates first revealed prototypes at San Diego Comic-Con last year for Shredder and Krang in their 6-inch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics line, I heard a lot of comments about their small stature compared to the turtles. While I can concede the point, about Krang especially, I think Shredder may still fit in nicely with the turtles from NECA’s Turtles, who are slightly smaller than the ones from Playmates.

Now I’ve come across pictures of an upcoming import figure of Krang, said to be coming from First Gokin (Tong Meng Ex) in June this year. It has a huge 10-inch mechanical body – Krang can be removed from the cockpit in its torso, and the cockpit has an internal light-up feature. The body looks like it has a decent amount of articulation, comes with interchangeable hands / axes, and has some diecast metal parts.

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Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Jessica Jones, Vance Astrovik, and Hulkbuster Ultron

For this edition of Border Patrol, we’ve got three Marvel Legends customs that will likely never see plastic form from Hasbro.

In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!

Free Shipping and Marvel Select Sale at Marvel Store (Today Only)

Marvel is running a promo for free shipping at the Marvel Store with code MARVELSHIP. This is a good deal when combined with some of the figures on sale, like the Marvel Select movie Falcon ($14.99, normally $24.95) and the Disney store exclusive Marvel Select Spider-Man and Electro two-pack ($29.99, normally $49.95). There’s more on sale, including some Funko and Minimates.

Free shipping applies across the entire store, so if you were looking to pick up some Marvel gear (I’m a fan of their t-shirts) or other official merchandise, now’s the time. The free shipping offer is for today (January 19) only, so get your orders in while you can.

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