Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed: Metroplex, Shockwave's Laboratory, & Titan Guardians set

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed: Metroplex, Shockwave's Laboratory, & Titan Guardians set

Postby El Duque » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:33 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
Hasbro has finally revealed their SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives! This year their will be three Transformers set in addition to the previously reported G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover set. Check them out below courtesy of Hero Complex:

Transformers Titan Guardians action figure set: Optimus Prime ($39.99, HasbroToyShop.com or Comic-Con International booth #3329)
Featuring five classic Transformers characters - Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave and Grimlock - this set of five non-converting 6-inch-tall figures delivers classic G1 styles. (Hasbro)


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Shockwave's Laboratory ($49.99; HasbroToyShop.com or Comic-Con International booth #3329)
The evil Decepticon scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a Voyager Class Shockwave with a G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a Commander Class Predaking figure with an Energon-infused translucent design. The toy is sold in special collectible "Laboratory" packaging based on the hit TV series. (Hasbro)


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex SDCC Edition ($149.99, HasbroToyShop.com or Comic-Con International booth #3329)
The largest converting Transformers toy changes from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an Autobot city. This special-edition version features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as a Legends-scale Scamper figure and 12 miniature Autobot and Decepticon figures to inhabit his Autobot city mode. (Hasbro)


Image

Image

Image
User avatar
El Duque
News Admin
Posts: 9878
News Credits: 88
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:57 pm
Location: tornado alley

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:44 pm

Motto: ""I'd be the President of the procrastinator's club if I ever got around to submitting my application.""
Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Hmmm....for that price, I might get this Metroplex. Get the extra red gun, and 12 legends figures? :-?
I once read that self deprecating humor is a sign of intelligence.
So, I started making fun of myself like crazy...

Favorite Handle from the MUD at the End of the Line:
Agamemnon - Bareback rider of flying dragons and not often constipated either.
Agamemnon
Gestalt
Posts: 2261
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:41 am
Location: West Side, Twin Cities
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 2
Endurance: 6
Rank: 2
Courage: 9
Firepower: 5
Skill: 8

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Have to say, way to fail with the Guardian PVCs. They don't look particularly interesting.

Really loving that Shockwave laboratory! :x

I'm rather... underwhelmed by Metroplex. I mean, hooray for the two guns and chrome-iness, but dang.

Twelve figures with Metroplex, you say? No images of them? Darn. :-(
Image
Va'al wrote:I keep track of everyone. Backwards.
There are atandarfs to maintain.

craggy wrote:When Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.

In case of really bad and/or corny puns made by Va'al, click and hit play.
User avatar
Mindmaster
News Staff
Posts: 5511
News Credits: 21
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: Wilmington, NC
Watch Mindmaster on YouTube
Strength: 8
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 9

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby NovaSentinel » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:54 pm

Motto: "If I were a muffin, i'd be blueberry"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
Oh look, Shockwave's lab is made from recyclable plastics :lol:

Agamemnon wrote:Hmmm....for that price, I might get this Metroplex. Get the extra red gun, and 12 legends figures? :-?


I would point out the fact that it says 'figures', not necessarily legends, which Scamper is specifically referred to as. I would guess these will be more like small plastic statues, but I could be wrong.
But who will they be? Prime, Megs, Screamer and Bee for sure, and then Soundwave, Shockwave, Ironhide, Jazz, Ratchet, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Cliffjumper? :-?
Transformers Energon is everyone's guilty pleasure. Go on. Admit it.
User avatar
NovaSentinel
Vehicon
Posts: 376
News Credits: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:29 pm
Location: Brekshire
Watch NovaSentinel on YouTube
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 8

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:56 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
Weapon: Saber Blade
None of these exclusives grab me. I don't think Metroplex comes with 12 legends; I think they'll be non-transforming, non-articulated figures. For the price plus shipping it's just to much money. Looks like the only thing from Hasbro I'll be getting is that Deadpool set.
Image
Image
User avatar
chuckdawg1999
City Commander
Posts: 3311
News Credits: 30
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 3:51 pm
Location: New York
Watch chuckdawg1999 on YouTube
Buy from chuckdawg1999 on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Burn » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:04 pm

Shockwaves Lab, brilliant idea! Now to decide whether I want to go through the effort of getting it or not.
Image

T-Macksimus wrote:If you have any high hopes or expectations you might as well leave them at the door because I will bet a shiny new Titan class Metroplex that Hasbro is going to screw us over on Arcee... AGAIN!

Did I win the bet? Vote now!
User avatar
Burn
Forum Admin
Posts: 38113
News Credits: 59
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:37 am

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby craggy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:04 pm

yeah the Mertroplex wording is weird. Maybe Kreons?
assembling a Neo-G1/TF:TM cast. Please PM if you have (or know of) the following at a reasonable price: Classics or Henkei Astrotrain, Ramjet, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Blurr, or 3rd Party Motobot Arcee, iGear Ratchet and Ironhide.
Also looking for Universe Repugnus and Overbite, Frostbite and Longhorn and any Webdiver toys.
craggy
Faction Commander
Posts: 4645
News Credits: 4
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:07 pm

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby TK415 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:07 pm

When I first read the Metroplex post I thought wow what a great deal. But it actually says legends-scale scamper and 12 miniature figures. Meaning 12 not legends size figures. Like the others said, probably not transforming Transformers.
TK415
Minibot
Posts: 114
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:16 pm

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:10 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
craggy wrote:yeah the Mertroplex wording is weird. Maybe Kreons?


I sure hope not. :SICK: The BotCon Kreon exclusives were the only ones I thought were adorable.
Image
Va'al wrote:I keep track of everyone. Backwards.
There are atandarfs to maintain.

craggy wrote:When Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.

In case of really bad and/or corny puns made by Va'al, click and hit play.
User avatar
Mindmaster
News Staff
Posts: 5511
News Credits: 21
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: Wilmington, NC
Watch Mindmaster on YouTube
Strength: 8
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 9

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby waaaaghlord » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:12 pm

Never going to happen but it'd be cool to see Hasbro dust off the WST moulds for a western release as those pack ins. Given the prices those buggers can fetch that'd make that set look like a deal and a half.
Image
waaaaghlord
City Commander
Posts: 3354
News Credits: 7
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:20 pm

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Sodan-1 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:13 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Well I think Metroplex is a bit of a spanner in the works. :-? Could make things interesting between this and Takara's version. The lab is kind of a cool little exclusive. One for the hardcore maybe.

The one thing that really bugs me in all this are lines like "this set of five non-converting 6-inch-tall figures" and "and also converts into an Autobot city."

I mean seriously: converts?! Are we actually all fans of The Converters? BotCon is the official Converters convention? Maybe I'm being petty, but it really bugs me. :-x
Sodan-1
Gestalt
Posts: 2239
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:35 am
Location: Right where you'd least expect me to be.

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:15 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Sodan-1 wrote:I mean seriously: converts?! Are we actually all fans of The Converters? BotCon is the official Converters convention? Maybe I'm being petty, but it really bugs me. :-x


Where've you been? They've been using the word "convert" for a good long while.
Image
Va'al wrote:I keep track of everyone. Backwards.
There are atandarfs to maintain.

craggy wrote:When Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.

In case of really bad and/or corny puns made by Va'al, click and hit play.
User avatar
Mindmaster
News Staff
Posts: 5511
News Credits: 21
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: Wilmington, NC
Watch Mindmaster on YouTube
Strength: 8
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 9

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:19 pm

Motto: "Post Star-Odyssey Stress syndrome is a real thing"
Weapon: Electron Scimitar Sword
Well minus this great controversy of "conversion", I won't lie I find metroplex very underwhelming. The shockwave's lab set is very nice though, i'd shell out 60 bucks for it XD.
Image
User avatar
SW's SilverHammer
Headmaster
Posts: 1107
News Credits: 13
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:27 pm
Location: Portland
Watch SW's SilverHammer on YouTube
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 5
Endurance: 7
Rank: 8
Courage: 3
Firepower: 10
Skill: 7

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:49 pm

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
Weapon: Electron Gun
There's nothing I'm remotely interested in getting. Maybe the Vinyl Scratch MLP toy... but that'd be about it. >:oP
Not caring about scale since 1984. Just like Hasbro.

My reviews of Transformers G1, one episode at a time. Stop by for a spell!
RK_Striker_JK_5
City Commander
Posts: 3223
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:48 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 2
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 6

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:31 pm

Shockwave's lab is kinda cool... and cheap looking.
Krazy 'bout Kreons
Customs // Photos // Art // Parts Database
User avatar
Noideaforaname
Gestalt
Posts: 2228
News Credits: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:31 pm

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby megatronus » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:44 pm

Motto: "I have better things to do tonight than die!"
Weapon: Temperature Variant H20 Gun
I'm down for Metroplex.

The way I see it, I'm saving $100 bucks over the Takara version vs. paying $50 over the Hasbro version. So long as those additional paint apps/stickers cover up some of that overwhelming whiteness, I'm sold.

I wouldn't poo-poo the 12 figures just yet. I doubt they'll transform, but they might make nice little accents that help scale Metroplex appropriately - i.e. a tiny Optimus he can hold in his hand.

Again, will reserve judgement until we actually see some pics.
Image
User avatar
megatronus
Gestalt
Posts: 2359
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:57 am
Location: NYC
Buy from megatronus on eBay

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Tresob » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:50 pm

I actually kinda like the Titan figures...it's just a shame about Starscream's cannons and Prime's smoke stacks. Very distracting.
User avatar
Tresob
Combiner
Posts: 459
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:48 pm

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Metrosuplex » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Motto: ""Nothing so liberates the heart as when a fool awakens from his folly.""
Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Yeah, Shockwave's lab does look a bit cheap... but at least we get a Commander Predaking... which is kind of cute. I mean, is that Predaking before he grew up? :roll:

The Metroplex looks FANTASTIC to me. I'm glad to get some chromey goodness without shelling the Takara fees/prices! :DANCE: An extra $25-50 for some chrome and stickers, extra gun, and mini-figures to decorate the city? I mean, probably NOT worth the extra $50, but as this is a TF product, it's not too bad in the scheme of things.

METROOOOOOOOPLEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXX!!!!!! :KREMZEEK:
Words from the wise:
GuyIncognito - "MetroSUplex, do you understand inflation? I'm guessing not."
"It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves." [in reference to Prime Grimwing]
"...you don't care what the topic is; for you, every thread is just an opportunity to argue, flame-bait, and troll."
User avatar
Metrosuplex
Combiner
Posts: 435
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:15 pm
Location: Illinois
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 7
Rank: 6
Courage: 8
Firepower: 8
Skill: 7

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby grimdragon2001 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:04 pm

Motto: "Battle is my addiction."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
well well, I think I may have just found my Classics Shockwave. hopefully Ill be able to get it and the Metroplex from SDCC, though Hasbro's shop site is constantly hell to work with
grimdragon2001
Transmetal Warrior
Posts: 857
News Credits: 5
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 6:29 pm
Watch grimdragon2001 on YouTube
Buy from grimdragon2001 on eBay

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:13 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
Shockwave and Metroplex WILL BE MINE!!!

Yeouch... This will sety me back atleast 250$ with the shipping... More if I count the innevitable rapetastic custom fees.

So, when will they be available at the Hasbro store?
See my Kreations, the Seekers Brothers!:
Image
Click on a name!
APETIMUS SUPREME
PYROFLASH
RUSTBUCKET




CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD:CLICK HERE!
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Gestalt
Posts: 2303
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 4
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:21 pm

Well, I was hoping for Metrotitan. Oh well, money saved I guess. I'm not cancelling my preorder for the Takara version just to fight it out over another SDCC exclusive only to end up paying an absurd price for it in the end anyway (learned my lesson with Bruticus last year :P), at least not when I can just guarantee myself a Takara version. I suppose price will end up about the same on the after market for this version as a retail bought Takara version imported, but there's a lot less hassle in just keeping my preorder and skipping this.

Happy hunting to those of you who plan to snag one for $150 though. I hope Hasbro produces them in sufficient number and that the scalpers aren't too out of control this year.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2912
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Henry921 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:51 pm

Motto: "All I have to be is exceptional."
Weapon: Battle Blades
I wanna know what the deal is with these 12 figures include with Metroplex is. Seeing as only FOUR Legends class figures are out, is Hasbro planning on releasing a lot more between now and August?

My guess is they'll use Prime Cyberverse figures in new decos, which wouldn't be the worst idea in the world. Still, gonna wait until Hasbro clarifies that a bit.

Sorta tempted by Shockwave's lab, but it really is pretty cheap.

At the moment the only thing I really want is the GI Joe/Transformers crossover set.
User avatar
Henry921
Headmaster
Posts: 1102
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:52 pm
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 4
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 3
Skill: 8

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Henry921 wrote:I wanna know what the deal is with these 12 figures include with Metroplex is. Seeing as only FOUR Legends class figures are out, is Hasbro planning on releasing a lot more between now and August?

My guess is they'll use Prime Cyberverse figures in new decos, which wouldn't be the worst idea in the world. Still, gonna wait until Hasbro clarifies that a bit.

I'm inclined to agree with the poster that suggested it would be these.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2912
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby Metrosuplex » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Motto: ""Nothing so liberates the heart as when a fool awakens from his folly.""
Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Henry921 wrote:I wanna know what the deal is with these 12 figures include with Metroplex is. Seeing as only FOUR Legends class figures are out, is Hasbro planning on releasing a lot more between now and August?

My guess is they'll use Prime Cyberverse figures in new decos, which wouldn't be the worst idea in the world. Still, gonna wait until Hasbro clarifies that a bit.


I'm not sure why some of you are assuming it's full-fledged TF toys that come with Metro. It's 99% likely it will be tiny, monochrome figurines.

For $150, you WOULDN'T get 12 Cyberverse figures. Not when the legions go for $6 apiece - 12*6 = $72.

Look at Shockwave's Lab - cheap-looking materials and short on the extras. Apply same logic to Metroplex! :roll:
Words from the wise:
GuyIncognito - "MetroSUplex, do you understand inflation? I'm guessing not."
"It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves." [in reference to Prime Grimwing]
"...you don't care what the topic is; for you, every thread is just an opportunity to argue, flame-bait, and troll."
User avatar
Metrosuplex
Combiner
Posts: 435
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:15 pm
Location: Illinois
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 7
Rank: 6
Courage: 8
Firepower: 8
Skill: 7

Re: SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives Revealed

Postby T-Macksimus » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:26 pm

xyl360 wrote:
Henry921 wrote:I wanna know what the deal is with these 12 figures include with Metroplex is. Seeing as only FOUR Legends class figures are out, is Hasbro planning on releasing a lot more between now and August?

My guess is they'll use Prime Cyberverse figures in new decos, which wouldn't be the worst idea in the world. Still, gonna wait until Hasbro clarifies that a bit.

I'm inclined to agree with the poster that suggested it would be these.


That would be cool if they brought those little buggers back but I'm more inclined to think they'll be something along the lines of the small Titanium figures from a few years back, maybe scaled down. Somewhere between Micro Machine and small Titanium size, which I suppose would be right about the size of those red and purple G1 figures but I wouldn't be expecting them to be bendy. That's just my guess. I'll probably be way off though. Doesn't matter much to me since I'm still on the fence about Metroplex anyways. I'm very underwhelmed with how they designed him. He has totally impractical features (like ramps that are WORTHLESS in base or city mode) and he just looks poorly planned compared to his G1 incarnation. That and not having Slammer and Six-Gun kind of irks me slightly.

The Predacon Laboratory set with Shockwave though, that got my attention. I'd be all over that if I were down there right now. I would not be surprised if we get a re-release of that at regular retail minus the cool paint apps for Shockwave. Wouldn't surprise me if they withheld the Pred. too and made us buy that figure separately but kept it at the same price point. That's right up Hasbro's alley as far as business practices go.
"That which does not kill me...had better run pretty damn fast!"
T-Macksimus
Gestalt
Posts: 2243
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:49 pm
Location: I'm In The Witless Relocation Program

Next

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
Twincast / Podcast #96:
"Age of Extinction"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014