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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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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

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

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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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby mattwhite924 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:50 pm

So Masterpiece Thundercracker is the new mold, but comes with the old stand and accessories. So, where do you use the missile pods? If you plug them into the wings than the null rays will just be dangling off the bottom of the plane.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Ironhide/Starscream » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:50 pm

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Them legends are gonna look great with my Soundwave :CON: .


GRIMLOCK? I LOVE IT!! :BOT: I wonder if we are getting Swoop and Snarl.....And those other Dinobots i forgot......
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby orangeitis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:56 pm

Rodimus the Prime wrote: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.
You might be in the minority, but you're not alone. If they must be repaints, I couldn't have thought of a better place for them. Sure straight repaints of them would've been bad, but head remolds, and new weapons on top of that? Perfect!

I'll be honest. I never read a Wreckers comic yet. I barely know who these guys are, and never even heard of Whirl(as a G1 char) and Impactor till last year. I had the G1 toys of Topspin and Roadbuster though. Regardless, I couldn't be happier with the mold choices. I'm already a hueg fan of the FoC Bruticus mold set, and I love remolds of this nature.

If I had to nitpick about something(couldn't call myself a fanboy if I couldn't!), I'd want the combined form to have a more appropriate name, rather than stolen from a RiD character. But honestly, the positives completely outshadow it.

Amazing set of remolds.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Stormrider » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:56 pm

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I feel like a lot more exciting news is coming from SDCC than from Botcon.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby phase » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:00 pm

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MP Thundercracker: Nice, but I don't care about it.

G2 Bruticus: If my friend can't get the game-accurate one from SDCC, I'll get the G2 version.

GDO: Still looking for Swerve and Springer.

Dark Energon: Meh. No.

Entire FOC line: FOC YES. I'll rarely combine the Wreckers (as they should've done Rotorstorm because he came up with the whole damn idea), but I like them individually. Blaster, Grimlock, and the cassette-disks are yes, though I would've liked Graphy or Raindance in place of Sunder, as Sunder is usually a 'Con.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby RAcast » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:02 pm

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phase wrote:Entire FOC line: FOC YES. I'll rarely combine the Wreckers (as they should've done Rotorstorm because he came up with the whole damn idea), but I like them individually. Blaster, Grimlock, and the cassette-disks are yes, though I would've liked Graphy or Raindance in place of Sunder, as Sunder is usually a 'Con.


Yeah, poor Rotorstorm never gets any love! Give the comedic relief some love, Hasbro! Everything here looks amazing, I want SO BADLY to see more of Grimmy!!
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby orangeitis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:04 pm

Also, being the curious li'l fanboy I am, I'm wondering if Twintwist's dual drill weapon can replace the cannons on his back. They're of similar size, at least, and I don't see a way for the drills to store easily in vehicle mode...
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby TimothyR » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:08 pm

Stormrider wrote:I feel like a lot more exciting news is coming from SDCC than from Botcon.


that's the way it's been going for a while.

sdcc has more companies there.. it's a bigger event.. more important people.. more news outlets..etc.

same with toy fair.. both of those conventions (toy fair/sdcc) usually reveal more than botcon.
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Megatronus27 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:19 pm

RiddlerJ wrote: Grimlock is nice, but the other Dinobots are long overdue for some love. I want the other two Insecticons to return as well.



Maybe I'm growing old, but I'm losing more and more interest in the toylines. The more figures and repaints I see the less I'm interested. With that said tho, there is still a place in my heart for G1-ish Dinobots and Insecticons. I was hoping to see Bombshell and Shrapnel molds.

Ah well, at least MP TC wasn't canceled like UK's. I'm a little disappointed to see a black nose on TC, I was hoping to see it blue as I recall from the show. I think as they are trying to make MPs representative of the cartoon, I may go MP exclusive.

Hopefully they'll bring out MP Sunstreaker next year and eventually release a TRU Exclusive of Sideswipe and Sunstreaker sold together for $100 or so!

Here's to fingers crossed...
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Hoitytoity » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:20 pm

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That G2 Bruticus packaging is awesome. So jealous I missed out :\
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby orangeitis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Hoitytoity wrote:That G2 Bruticus packaging is awesome. So jealous I missed out :\
You didn't! PREORDER IT NAO!!!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MCNI30/

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Bouncy X » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:28 pm

oh no...Thundercracker wont match my Starscream and Skywarp figures cuz of the new mold. lol
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby griftimus prime » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:29 pm

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i want grimlock and blaster. the rest are junk
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Rhinox23 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:45 pm

First of all, thank you to Seibertron for keeping us all very well updated on all of the TF related SDCC action! It's the second best thing to actually being there!

That being, I love the Grimlock! He's even better than I had hoped!

Blaster looks very appealing and would look great across from Soundwave with all their minions in tow.

However, still no word on voyager Breakdown?!! I'm really worried he'll never see a US release! I'm thinking I should pull the trigger and import the Takara version before they're sold out. Does anyone think that this is something that could be announced next year for an even later release? Or does that not make any sense at all?

Overall I'm pretty impressed. I kept my expectations minimal and they were exceeded. If we had gotten all 5 dinobots I think my mind would have exploded.
I am excited that they will be tied into the comics and that they might make an appearance in season 3 of TF Prime, but I'm not hopeful we'd get another Grimlock so soon. I would love to be wrong though!
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel

Postby Homerjay14522 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:50 pm

OMG.....GRIMLOCK....was hoping he was coming as soon as I heard Soundwave was gonna be a Voyager. Uber Excited. :KREMZEEK:

Also excited about the Tape Legends figures. Great addon for Soundwave and the New Blaster.

Also extremely happy that the First Editions (Which I think had better versions of Bulkhead and Prime Anyways) are coming. Was kinda worried when Hasbro said "They'd come in some form" that we'd get real Crappy reapints. Like a Dark Prime and a Camo Bulkhead.

Happy that we are getting the Generation repaints. Will Pick Up Wheelie (Love the slingshot weapon), Springer, Cliffjumper (for the FE Mold), and Powerdive and Hot Spot (which were hard to find molds). Not Excited about the G2 Megs, might get him to go with the G2 Prime Deluxe though.

Eh on the Dark Energon figs, unless Starscream looks like Skywarp.....



Basically, As long as nothing gets cancelled between now and Spring 2013 (and the word doesn't get destroyed in December), looks like the next year will be expensive.
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