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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby orangeitis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:46 pm

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Y'know, with all these FoC characters being revealed, I can't help but feel the gaping holes in the lineup so far. Even disregarding the rest of the Dinobots and Insectocons, where's FoC Megatron? He's the head 'con, he deserves something. No Bumblebee, Hasbro? That's not like you. And worst of all, no Skywarp and Thundercracker repaints of Starscream.

Something tells me that Hasbro hasn't revealed everything. But if they have... what the FoC, Hasbro?

On a lighter note, i'm looking forward to:
-TFP Dark Energon line. Especially that electro-Knockout and Slicer-ish Wheeljack.
-[s]Asia-exclusive[/s] Generations remolds. Particularly Swerve.
-Every single FoC Generations reveal. In particular:
-DAT WRECKERS BRUTICUS RETOOL. WHIRL. ROADBUSTER WITH A PROPER HEAD. TWINTWIST & TOPSPIN. Holy tits.
-Blaster and his deployers. Awesome remold, awesome minion 2-packs.
-Grimlock. 'Nuff said.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby datguy86 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:48 pm

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"Bold words, Fans. But you reckoned without one thing...

...Wreckers: COMBINE!"

Well, I thought it was funny.

Anyway, really looking forward to everything. The repaints are decent, the new stuff is good. Not jazzed on the price increases, but that is something that will happen until an equally durable yet more cost-affordable substance is created.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:48 pm

OMG I just realised that the dark energon wheeljack is supposed to be slicer, awww yeah
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby craggy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:50 pm

well. Nice to see the Asian "exclusives" are coming out in the west too, means I can hold off on the buying. Probably get me all the deluxes now, if I can. (maybe not Swerve)The scouts don't look bad either.

Ruination, eh? There's something really wrong if the only colour scheme of a toy that looks right is the G2 neon version. Prior to seeing the pics I was thinking that the retools might be okay, and the characters they'd picked weren't bad choices. I have since been corrected. I do notice that Ruination has flying feet and ground vehicle arms. Wonder if Bruticus can do that or if that's one of the remolds?

FOC Blaster is really quite cool. I might even like him more than Soundwave. Dammit, I'm going to try and get all these guys now. Sort of surprised they didn't pack 1 Autobot "tape" and 1 Decepticon, in a versus pack with a "also: buy their daddies; Blaster and Soundwave!" cross-sell on the packs.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby El Duque » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:50 pm

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The Seibertron.com SDCC 2012 Hasbro Panel gallery is now live! Lots of new product was shown during the presentation including: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker (uses the MP-11 remold!), the no longer just Asian market exclusive Generations figures, and of course the upcoming Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron figures! Wreckers (Combaticon repaint/remolds), Blaster and Minions (Voyager FOC Soundwave and Minions repaints/remolds), and everyone's favorite space T-Rex Voyager Grimlock! Plus many more!

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby orangeitis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:56 pm

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welcometothedarksyde wrote:OMG I just realised that the dark energon wheeljack is supposed to be slicer, awww yeah
You bet your ass it's awesome. :michaelbay:
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby sigmaprime » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:58 pm

HOLY SNAP IT'S GRIMLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby G1 Legacy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:04 pm

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orangeitis wrote:
... what the FoC, Hasbro?


:lol: Bwa ha ha ha....I'm so stealing that.
I suppose if they do a legends class set of Fall of Cybertron we can just call 'em Little FOC'ers.
Wah Wahhhhh (sorry, that was bad).
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby ILL-Star » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:06 pm

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Not too happy that we're getting a Ruination made out of Wreckers, it just seems wrong. But they're still cool. As for the First Editions, I've grown content with the RID ones. Dark Energon Line, FREAKIN AMAZING. And thank the lord that GRIMLOCK is a VOYAGER! And a good looking one. These were better reveals than at Botcon! And I saw a comment that said the China exclusives were coming west. Where did it say that.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby TimothyR » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:10 pm

it's a shame that a lot of the generations we're getting are just repaints.

what a buzz kill.

grimlock looks fantastic.. but that's all i'm really excited for.

i was hoping we'd hear about voyager breakdown.. but no... maybe we'll get him after they fix their first edition mistake.

i was also we'd hear more about masterpiece figures coming to the US.. i'd much rather have those come over rather than the china after thought generations crap.

oh well, at least i can look forward to the takara masterpiece figures.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Sideswipe29 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:11 pm

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby cadenheadr04 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:12 pm

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Based on the Ruination pics, does this mean Bruticus is Scramble City style?
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Andrius » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:17 pm

Linkin Park, really? Sigh...

Still, that is one sexy piece of gold-chromed plastic. Any details on availability/price? I saw from another site that it will be a limited run of 2000, supposedly.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby MINDVVIPE » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:18 pm

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Grimlock looks awesome. I'll be happy with my masterpiece version, but I DO want the rest of the dinobots, atleast slag and swoop. The rest is all a pass to me (except for Starscream and the Insecticon). I do like the artwork n crap on G2 Bruticus.

wait... LINKIN PARK SOUNDWAVE?!?!?! :SICK: :SICK: :SICK: :SICK: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Thats the worst .... anything..ever. What an insult to Soundwave.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Doubledealer93 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:18 pm

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yeah i really need a que and leadfoot! i have a soundwave and is that jet wing prime for US release??
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:20 pm

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what i took from this is chinas getting all the cool repaints and voyagers are the only thing im going to be collecting from now on (as long as they stay $20 and dont shrink)
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby ILL-Star » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:21 pm

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I still want RTS Frenzy and Rumble released in the US :-(
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby orangeitis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:28 pm

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GreaserHHR wrote:Based on the Ruination pics, does this mean Bruticus is Scramble City style?
That's right! 8)
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby ausbot » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:32 pm

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Impactor!!! Wahoo!
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Diem » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:33 pm

Oh my, that's a lot to take in.

Asia Deluxes coming to the US? That's super awesome. Very happy about that. Will definitely grab a Springer and a Swerve, maybe a Powerdive too.

Wreckers Combiner? It's a very silly idea but I can see it working. Should have been Rotorstorm, Pyro and Ironfist instead of what's there, who really needs yet another Whirl or Roadbuster? Glad they're using characters old school fans will love, especially the first figure of Impactor. Won't buy them, but I'm glad they're out there. A little concerned that there's a fourth repaint of these guys before they even hit shelves but the fans seem to love it.

First Edition re-release? Good idea, sucks for people who bought them at marked up prices already but I'll grab a Starscream and a couple of Vehicons since the PRID one is so hard to find.

MP Thundercracker? Meh.

G2 Bruticus box? YES YES YES. That stuff is amazing. Not only is this the cheapest way of getting the 5, it's the coolest colours and now the coolest box.

Dark Energon? Love the Slicer homage, and the Skywarp release is good for those who didn't shell out for Takara. The others don't appeal. Repaints of Megatron in purple and black bore me to tears.

Blaster looks really nice. I hope they don't wimp out and make his colours "grittier" before release, I really dig the bright red and yellow. I like that the "tapes" are getting released individually even if it makes it harder to catch them all. This is exactly what Legends should be for; figures that are supposed to be small instead of tiny neutered versions of characters that have larger, more-functional, better-scaled toys.

Grimlock seems a little redundant. There are already at least three good G1-verse toys of him that turn into a T-rex. What a waste. Would rather get Sludge or Snarl, they've been pretty shortchanged since the Action Master days.

Linkin Park Soundwave looks incredibly sexy. Too bad it's Linkin Park.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Xephon0930 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:37 pm

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Finally,some confirmation on Grimlock!!!! I'm sooooo putting him on my must have list!!!!!
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:39 pm

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That Grimlock is totally going to be replacing my Classics Grimlock on my shelf! Those Wreckers are probably the only way I'm going to get them, and I'll settle for that Springer as well. Personally, I'm looking forward to this once it gets to Canada. I also enjoy the Wreckers too! Going to have to get me Bruticus and Ruination now. I don't really mind the Linkin Park Soundwave, it looks pretty sweet and I like Linkin Park.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Rodimus the Prime » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:44 pm

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Everything looks fantastic....And a Voyager Grimlock, at long last :APPLAUSE:

I might be in the minority here, but I think the retooling of the Combaticons into the Wreckers is a stroke of genius! They look awesome, can't wait to get them.

Voyager Blaster looks great too, and I too would love to see this as a Deluxe repaint as well!
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:44 pm

I can't tell. Is that Twin Twist and Topspin among the Wreckers? It'd be nice to see them revisited.

I'm with everyone else on this. Grimlock is nice, but the other Dinobots are long overdue for some love. I want the other two Insecticons to return as well.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:45 pm

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It's awesome that I wont have to import the Asia exclusives. Sucks that I paided mark up prices for the first edition figures as I had absolutely no faith in Hasbro to re-release them. Same goes for DOTM Wheeljack and Soundwave if they end up coming here. I haven't bought a deluxe Leadfoot so that would be cool to release.
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