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TRANSFORMERSOver the past 18 months, I've noted a trend that "battling" has become a big thing again - one of those cyclical play patterns that's been around for ages, but is back in vogue. The action aisles and game departments are loaded with battle sets, "arenas" and rings (many of which I've reviewed), and with each new entrant comes higher technology, and usually, higher prices. Now comes a battle set that's decidedly low-tech, a throwback to the old-school Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, but even simpler... and that's exactly why the TRANSFORMERS Battle Masters Fight Night: MEGATRON V. OPTIMUS PRIME works.

TF4Wrapping-up my coverage of the new toys from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (until new Transformers arrive), comes a look at a pair of new sets from Hasbro's Construct-Bots line. Similar in ideals to what LEGO does with their Bionicle line, we've reviewed Construct-Bots in the past, and what's really cool here is that you can build your own TRANSFORMER, but they also transform, without having to do a full rebuild like you do with more traditional building sets like KRE-O. Here's the sets we built here at Rock Father HQ...

TFWe've got quite a few of Hasbro's KRE-O sets here at Rock Father HQ, KRE-O being their spin on the building brick category (technically, "Oxford Bricks" re-branded for the U.S.), and "compatible with major brands," which means that they can be mixed-and-matched with LEGO, Mega Bloks, C3, you name it. I've even reviewed a few KRE-O sets here on the site, and one of the earliest came from the TRANSFORMERS assortment. Now, with TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION obliterating the box office, there's some new sets, and Hasbro sent us a couple to check out. Here's my thoughts...

#TRANSFORMERS#TRANSFORMERSweek here on THE ROCK FATHER has been going on for about 10 days already, but when you've got Autobots and Decepticons lurking around every corner, who's counting? It's all in good fun when it comes to quality robot action - and audiences must agree, as TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION took home over $100M at the box office this weekend, including $15 from yours truly. You might recall that last week I offered-up a look at some of Hasbro's newest action figures - but ones geared toward younger TRANSFORMERS fans. Today I have a look at some of the more detailed figures, both of which are Dinobots. Check out Scorn and Grimlock below...

thrilling30Since toy departments and toy stores started becoming a regular haunt for me again over the past five years, I've paid no attention to Innovation First's HEXBUG collection. I have no good reason as to why, but even in terms of all the toy reviews that I've done here on THE ROCK FATHER, the little robotic creatures just never scored coverage until now. When Hasbro had an assortment of toys based on TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION delivered here to Rock Father HQ earlier this month, they included some additional licensed products - one of which was the HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS Battle Stadium. I wasn't prepared for how it went over with my girls, and I can guarantee that you won't find another review like this one...

#TRANSFORMERSweekPlease Note: This review most likely absolutely contains what may be deemed as SPOILERS by some readers.

It's been seven years since Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures brought the first live-action TRANSFORMERS film to the big screen. Now, it's most fitting that TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION arrives in the midst of the "Thrilling 30" - a year-long celebration of the iconic Hasbro brand, which first entered the pop culture landscape in 1984. Intended to "reboot" and energize the franchise as much as sequelize the original trilogy, Bay's latest TRANSFORMERS is leagues ahead of where it all began, and filled with ties to the "Generation 1" lore that longtime fans such as myself hold dear.

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