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Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release

Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release
Date: Thursday, July 18th 2013 4:41pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Courtesy of Hasbro, we have the official press release for the 30th Anniversary line of figures, started with Titan Class SDCC Exclusive Metroplex, and will end with the newly revealed fan-built Windblade. Take a look at all the releases up to number 11 below, all of which appear to be some type of convention exclusive.

THE TRANSFORMERS BRAND KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Hasbro Introduces the Thrilling 30 line of Action Figures and Merchandise to Celebrate the TRANSFORMERS Brand Legacy and Fandom Including the Reveal of the First Fan Built Bot Character


San Diego, CA – July 18, 2013 – The TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), an icon of pop-culture, kicks off its 30th Anniversary celebration at Comic-Con International today, the premier event in the world celebrating the popular arts. The prolific TRANSFORMERS brand which spans action figures, comic books, blockbuster movies, video games, award-winning animated series and more, introduces the new CONSTRUCT-BOTS line of customizable action figures, celebrates the TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS entertainment and unveils the “Thrilling 30” line of action figures and merchandise for the brand’s ultimate fans at the event.
To celebrate the anniversary with fans, Hasbro is introducing thirty numbered toys in the “Thrilling 30” line representing the remarkable heritage of the brand with characters and expressions from throughout its history. With millions of fans around the world, items within the “Thrilling 30” numbered line will be global in scope with some items available worldwide and others exclusively in Asia or North America. Each of the items represents significant periods of TRANSFORMERS brand legacy including its future with the #11 item: a CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure! For the first time ever, kids and fans can build, customize, convert and “Unleash the Ultimate TRANSFORMERS” with the CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure expression. Hasbro announced items numbered 1-11, which will be available in 2013, at Comic-Con International to a room packed with thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans. Non-numbered merchandise in the “Thrilling 30” line celebrating the anniversary will include expansions to the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS mainline and to several TRANSFORMERS brand licensees including Loyal Subjects, Acid Free Gallery and New Era.
In addition to the first items being revealed, Hasbro announced the result of the first “Fan Built Bot Poll.” Hosted earlier in the year, the poll asked fans around the world to vote on a series of TRANSFORMERS character elements such as faction, personality, vehicle mode and more. Hasbro combined all of the winning elements and unveiled the newest character to be incorporated into TRANSFORMERS lore and will be made into an action figure, part of the “Thrilling 30” line of numbered figures. The character is WINDBLADE, a female AUTOBOT jet who will appear in the “Thrilling 30” numbered line. The WINDBLADE character will make an appearance in future IDW comics as a lasting part of TRANSFORMERS lore with the opportunity to appear in additional brand expressions in the future. The WINDBLADE character action figure will be #30 in the “Thrilling 30” line and becomes available in late 2014.
“The TRANSFORMERS brand and its ‘MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE’ characters have been part of kids lives for generations and fans have given so much to the brand over the years that we’re tremendously excited to give back and offer the opportunity for them to actively participate in many new ways,” said Jay Duke, Vice President of Global TRANSFORMERS Brand Marketing, Hasbro. “With initiatives like the Fan Built Bot Poll and new customizable CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure line, the power is increasingly in the hands of fans and kids to make the TRANSFORMERS brand their own.”
The “Thrilling 30” numbered items unveiled at Comic-Con and available in 2013 include:

#1 TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC EDITION 
(Approximate Retail Price: $149.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and San Diego Comic-Con will be the fans’ first opportunity to feast their optics on him! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, a converting SCAMPER figure as well as 12 miniature red AUTOBOT and purple DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! His lights and sounds take the battle to a whole new level! TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition is the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary.
 

#2 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LABORATORY
(Approximate Retail Price: $49.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Where do PREDACONS come from? Why, SHOCKWAVE’S Lab, of course! The evil DECEPTICON scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30TH Anniversary celebration!

#3 PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS Action Figure
PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS launched in Asia at the end of May 2013 in celebration of Children’s Day in China.  The PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS figure marks the character’s WEAPONIZER debut and features four battle modes and the massive Forge of Solus Battle Hammer.  The figure is packed out in PLATINUM EDITION 5th panel packaging with gold foil designs. The iconic ULTRA MAGNUS is an inspiration to the AUTOBOTS under his command, and a source of terror for the DECEPTICONS who fight against him. His ancient hammer – a mighty artifact known as the Forge of Solus – is a symbol of the strength with which he defends AUTOBOT ideals. The thunderous strike of this incredible hammer has been known to topple even the greatest DECEPTICON warriors. (Approximate Retail Price: $49.99)

 #4 TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM EDITION GRIMLOCK VS. BRUTICUS Set
Featuring the popular DINOBOT, GRIMLOCK character and the DECEPTICON COMBINER, BRUTICUS this #4 item in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line lets fans bring the epic Cybertronian battle from the popular TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game from Activision to life in action figure form with updated deco for both figures. This set will be available in the Asia region beginning mid-August and in North America at a later date. (Approximate Retail Price: $99.99)

#5 TRANSFORMERS METROPLEX Ani-Con & Game Convention Edition Action Figure
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and the Animation Comic Game Convention in Hong Kong will give fans another opportunity to get their hand on him starting on July 26th! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, a converting SCAMPER figure as well as 12 miniature silver and gold AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! His lights and sounds take the battle to a whole new level! (Approximate Retail Price: $149.99)

#6 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LAB set
PREDACONS are on the loose in Asia too with a special edition of this set available only in this region beginning at the end of August! The evil DECEPTICON scientist, SHOCKWAVE and his cloning chamber are featured in this special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. The #6 item features an orange hued PREDAKING, differing from the Comic-Con special edition version. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30TH Anniversary celebration! (Approximate Retail Price: $49.99)

#7 FIRST LOOK TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS OPTIMUS PRIME Action Figure
Available in Asia markets in mid-July, it’s an early look at the largest TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS OPTIMUS PRIME in special edition packaging. The AUTOBOT leader gets an upgrade with the Dragon Assault truck mode and 5 dragon-blasting Firebreath Cyclocannons. In this BEAST HUNTERS faceoff against PREDAKING, OPTIMUS PRIME has to run out of ammo at some point, right? Wrong! (Approximate Retail Price: $59.99)

#8 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE ACID STORM Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this is the Masterpiece debut for ACID STORM – a new Seeker to continue the Masterpiece collection. A tactical specialist, ACID STORM has a very specific and very destructive set of skills. He can control the weather by unleashing armor-eating acid rain. AUTOBOTS without umbrellas beware, this Masterpiece ACID STORM will let it pour for the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration! (Approximate Retail Price: $69.00)

#9 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SOUNDWAVE Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this Masterpiece SOUNDWAVE figure features the tremendously popular, high ranking DECEPTICON Communications Officer with all five cassette minions. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of TRANSFORMERS with SOUNDWAVE and all his despicable minions. (Approximate Retail Price: $69.99)

#10 TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM EDITION PREDAKING Action Figure
Available exclusively through Amazon.com com in North America and available later in the year as part of the Asia region’s mainline offering, the PLATINUM EDITION PREDAKING figure is the largest Combiner in this much-anticipated re-release. AUTOBOTS beware, because the ultimate predator is on the hunt for someone to pound! He's more powerful than any PREDACON, because he's made of 5 of them! The PREDACON DIVEBOMB, PREDACON HEADSTRONG, PREDACON RAMPAGE, PREDACON RAZORCLAW and PREDACON TOROX figures all convert from robot mode to beast mode and back. But when the battle calls for a giant warrior, they combine to build one enormous PREDAKING figure! (Approximate Retail Price: $119.99)

#11 TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS PREDACONS RISING PREDAKING Set
Available exclusively at Target in North America as part of the PREDACONS RISING program, the TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS PREDAKING set features the first PREDACON CONSTRUCT-BOT figure available during the all new segment launch this fall. The ultimate AUTOBOT hunter is now customizable as kids and fans can use the 59 pieces in this set to build a fierce PREDAKING robot figure! Once built, fans can convert him to fierce dragon mode. (Approximate Retail Price: $24.99)

The remainder of the Thrilling 30 numbered items which will be available in 2014 during the anniversary year will then be announced at international Toy Fairs beginning in January 2014.
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About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.

HasbroToyShop SDCC 2013 Press Release - Transformers and More

Transformers News: HasbroToyShop SDCC 2013 Press Release - Transformers and More
Date: Monday, July 15th 2013 3:44pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Press Releases, Toy News
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To round off the SDCC press statements from Hasbro, here is some news regarding the convention exclusives toys! Check it out below.

HASBRO AGAIN DELIVERS COVETED SPECIAL EDITION TOYS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL,
FEATURING TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE AND MORE


Pawtucket, R.I. – July 15, 2013 — Continuing a highly anticipated annual tradition, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) is coming to Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, with a wide selection of special edition action figures and toys that are set to be some of the most coveted items available at the show. The special edition figures are drawn from the lore of some of Hasbro’s most popular brands, as well as comics, animated series and video games. Fans can expect special edition figures from Hasbro’s G.I. JOE, JEM, MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS brands as well as from its licensed properties, ANGRY BIRDS, STAR WARS, MARVEL and STAR WARS at Comic-Con International.

The special edition items will be available at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) at Comic-Con
International starting on Preview Night, July 17 (while supplies last), as well as in very limited quantities after the show at HasbroToyShop.com. Highlights of the range of special edition toys include the TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition figure, the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30 Anniversary. For all the MY LITTLE PONY fans at Comic-Con, Hasbro is excited to offer the DJ PON-3 figure, standing six inches tall, with music notes for a cutie mark, SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS on her glasses and horn, and a case that lights up!

The comprehensive list of Hasbro’s 2013 Comic-Con International Special Edition Figures features:

G.I. JOE

G.I. JOE SKYSTRIKER VEHICLE WITH JETFIRE DECO AND V.A.M.P. WITH AUTOBOT HOUND DECO AND 3.75-Inch SNAKE EYES & BARONESS & DECEPTICON BLUDGEON Special Edition Pack
(Approximate Retail Price: $99.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The third and final installment of G.I. JOE meets the TRANSFORMERS 2013 SDCC special edition toys! The fan-favorite line goes out in grand style, with two iconic G.I. JOE vehicles—the SKYSTRIKER Jet and the V.A.M.P. Ground Transport—given AUTOBOT decos as the heroic JETFIRE and AUTOBOT HOUND! The set also comes with a 3.75-inch BARONESS action figure with a special edition RAVAGE robotic panther, a 3.75-inch SNAKE EYES figure with special edition AUTOBOT deco and a 3.75-inch figure based on DECEPTICON BLUDGEON. Additionally, the set includes a small boom box with three cassette tapes—better known to TRANSFORMERS fans as the classic alt-mode of AUTOBOT BLASTER along with his AUTOBOT CASSETTES. Figures and vehicles do not convert. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Yo, Joe AND Roll Out!

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Glitter ‘N Gold JEM/JERRICA BENTON Doll
(Integrity Toys/Approximate Retail Price $140.00/Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Under license from Hasbro, fans will be dazzled by Glitter ‘N Gold JEM/JERRICA BENTON from Integrity Toys! This fully articulated 12-inch fashion doll features hand-applied eyelashes and pink and golden blond accented rooted hair, styled in the JEM signature look. As a tribute to the original doll from 1986, this themed mini-giftset includes two complete looks! The first look, allows JERRICA BENTON to attend the Glitter ‘N Gold Award ceremony in style while the second truly outrageous look completely transforms JERRICA into JEM, the rock 'n roll star with a heart of gold! Set includes doll, two outfits, two pairs of shoes, Jemstar earrings, Glitter ‘N Gold Award (with removable gold album), wireless microphone
accessory, limited edition Glitter ‘N Gold doll display stand and exclusive certificate of
authenticity. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

MARVEL

MARVEL LEGENDS SPECIAL EDITION MARVEL’S THUNDERBOLTS Collector Pack
(Approximate retail price: $89.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Justice...like lightning! For the first time, collectors will be able to capture the reformed super-criminals known as MARVEL’S THUNDERBOLTS in the fan-favorite 6-inch MARVEL LEGENDS scale! Featuring team leader LUKE CAGE, GHOST, CROSSBONES, MARVEL’S MOONSTONE and JUDITH CHAMBERS, this set comes in a collectible display box with exclusive art by well-known comic artist Kev Walker! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75-Inch DEADPOOL CORPS Special Edition Figure Set
(Approximate Retail Price $49.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
“Any evil that threatens the universe can eat lead. For the rest of us...tacos!” The Merc with a Mouth teams up with his favorite allies — alternate universe versions of himself — in this highly collectible and unique action figure set. The 3.75-inch MARVEL UNIVERSE figures of DEADPOOL, LADY DEADPOOL and CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE, along with figurines of KIDPOOL, DOGPOOL and SQUIRRELPOOL come packaged in individual “taco shells,” all inside a collectible taco truck package! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

MY LITTLE PONY

MY LITTLE PONY 2013 Special Edition Pony
(Approximate Retail Price $49.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, MY LITTLE PONY Fair & Convention, and Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Turn the tables with this year’s special edition MY LITTLE PONY figure, sure to be a cherished fan favorite in 2013! Inspired by the popular DJ PON-3 character from the animated series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” this white unicorn stands six inches tall and ready to rock, featuring music notes for a cutie mark. The DJ PON-3 figure will make a shining addition to any pony collection as she’s embellished with SWAROVSKI ®ELEMENTS on her glasses and horn, and glittery accents that shimmer across her molded blue mane. The special edition MY LITTLE PONY figure will be available this year at the MY LITTLE PONY Fair and Convention and San Diego Comic-Con. Following both conventions, a
limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

STAR WARS

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT ACTION FIGURE WITH HAN SOLO IN
CARBONITE ACCESSORY

(Approximate Retail Price: $44.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
In 2013, Hasbro takes collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of THE BLACK SERIES action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the STAR WARS universe, and fans will have their first opportunity to start their BLACK SERIES 6-inch figure collection at San Diego Comic-Con with the BOBA FETT action figure which comes with HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE accessory. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET
(Approximate Retail Price: $24.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The original 12 STAR WARS action figures are re-imagined for San Diego Comic-Con with a twist based on the mega-hit mobile game ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS from Rovio Entertainment! LUKE
SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, HAN SOLO, OBI-WAN KENOBI, CHEWBACCA, R2-D2, C-3PO, DARTH VADER, STORMTROOPER, SAND PEOPLE, IMPERIAL NAVY COMMANDER and a JAWA are all re-imagined as heroic birds or evil pigs in this set, with each figure in a unique vintage-style blister card featuring ANGRY BIRDS homage to the classic Kenner artwork! The individual blister cards are all packaged together in a collectible package!

TRANSFORMERS

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC EDITION
(Approximate Retail Price: $149.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting
TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and San Diego Comic-Con will be the fans’ first opportunity to feast their optics on him! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as 12 miniature AUTOBOT and DECEPTICONS figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition is the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LABORATORY
(Approximate Retail Price: $49.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Where do PREDACONS come from? Why, SHOCKWAVE’S Lab, of course! The evil DECEPTICON
scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration!

TRANSFORMERS TITAN GUARDIANS Action Figure Set
(Approximate Retail Price: $39.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Featuring five classic TRANSFORMERS characters — OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM,
SOUNDWAVE and GRIMLOCK — this set of five non-converting figures delivers classic G1 styles that fans will love!


About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, LITTLEST PET SHOP and G.I. JOE. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and
entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on The Hub TV Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best
Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives

Transformers News: Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives
Date: Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 3:33pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
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We just received a press release from our friends at Toys"R"Us announcing their exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave and Masterpiece Acidstorm will be available for purchase at SDCC 2013! Soundwave and crew are priced at $120.00 and Acidstorm is priced at $75.00, these will be available at booth #2343.

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at
Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives


Collector-worthy TRANSFORMERS, Pretty Ponies, a Batmobile and a Limited Edition Fairy
All among Toys“R”Us Comic-Con Exclusives

Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for kids and collectors of all ages, Toys“R”Us® has revealed its lineup of nine exclusive items available in honor of its fifth appearance at the highly anticipated Comic-Con International in San Diego, which will take place from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Offered in partnership with Entertainment Earth® at Booth #2343, conventioneers will find Comic-Con merchandise based on fan favorite series, like Adventure Time™, WINX Club®, TRANSFORMERS, Batman and The Walking Dead.

Toys“R”Us will also provide Comic-Con goers the opportunity to be among the first to purchase exclusive merchandise not yet available in stores, such as the BATMAN Adam West Batmobile, MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON and RAINBOW DASH SHADOW BOLT, The Walking Dead Comic The Governors Daughter Penny, and TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Acid Storm and Soundwave, among others. These first look items will become available in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide later this year.

To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys“R”Us, on Friday, July 19, from 12 noon to 1 pm, Todd McFarlane, cartoonist, writer and toy designer, will be on hand in the Entertainment Earth booth to sign autographs for fans*.

Fans unable to journey to San Diego this year will also have the opportunity to purchase all nine items online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention beginning Thursday, July 18. All merchandise is available while supplies last, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/ComicConvention early to make their purchases.

Comic-Con International Show Exclusives

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Adventure Time™ Puppies from Jazwares®, Inc.
Jake and Rainicorn's puppies have arrived and they're heading to their very first convention! Say hello to Charlie, T.V., Viola, Kim Kil Whan and Jake Jr.! Fans will find these adorable puppies within the Adventure Time Lady Rainicorn with Pups plush item. Comic-Con goers can collect them all in this one, multi-piece, plush exclusive for $30.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con WINX Club® Limited Edition Deluxe Daphne Doll from Jakks Pacific® Inc.
Meet Daphne, Bloom’s sister, the eldest daughter of King Oritel and Queen Marion. Daphne shines golden, bound in Lake Roccaluce since being transformed into a spirit by a dark spell against her. This 11.5-inch doll is a limited edition, and can make its way home with Comic-Con goers for $30.

First Look Items Coming Soon to Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide

Adam West Batmobile from Mattel®
It’s the iconic Batmobile in the style of the classic Batman television series! With room for two 6-inch action figures (sold separately), this classic television vehicle allows fans to send any dynamic duo into crime-fighting action! Comic-Con goers can take this fan favorite vehicle will home for $60.

MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON from Hasbro®
Available for the first time in a large scale, the MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON figure is the majestic ruler of the dark in EQUESTRIA. Vowing to have the night last forever, this sister pony of PRINCESS CELESTIA is a dark unicorn Pegasus princess that stands 8.5 inches tall. Push her moon-shaped cutie mark, and the NIGHTMARE MOON figure will play sounds and phrases as her midnight blue, sparkle wings illuminate and move. Her purple mane can be styled with the included comb and barrettes. This pretty pony can gallop home with fans for $25.

MY LITTLE PONY RAINBOW DASH SHADOW BOLT from Hasbro®
Ready for the fun-filled NIGHTMARE NIGHT festival, RAINBOW DASH pony dressed as a SHADOW BOLT villain is all set to pull off her next prank! Fans can now own a MY LITTLE PONY SHADOWBOLT figure of their own with this three inch, purple and black figure inspired by the popular series, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. This collectible SHADOWBOLT figure features RAINBOW DASH pony’s signature rainbow mane and tail, glow-in-the-dark accents and a SHADOWBOLT cutie mark, and can be purchased for $15.

The Walking Dead Comic The Governor’s Daughter Penny from McFarlane Toys™
Nothing is stronger than a father daughter bond, as we see with The Governor and his daughter Penny. Infected early on with the zombie virus, Penny has been cared for and fed by her unconditionally loving father. Penny features 12 points of articulation and includes a bucket of fresh body parts (severed leg, severed foot, severed hand, intestines, heart and Rick’s severed hand) that the Governor feeds to her. Figure also includes a fish tank with trophy heads collected by her father, one of which can be used as an alternate head for Michonne’s Pet Zombie Mike, allowing users to build Michonne’s second pet and Mike’s best friend, Terry. Fans can grab this first look item for $20.

TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Acidstorm from Hasbro®
Little is known about the mysterious air warrior Acid Storm. He serves quietly and anonymously under his commander Starscream and Lord Megatron. He speaks rarely, but when he does, it is in passionate defense of the Deception cause. His oratory skill is so great that those few who have heard him speak believe he has a great future among the Deceptions. Acid Storm has no ambition other than to soar high in the sky, seeding clouds with deadly corrosive rain that gives him his name. This sneak peek item can fly home with Conventioneers for $75.

TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Soundwave from Hasbro®
Behind his impassive expression, Soundwave is as cold and ruthless as they come. He cares nothing for right or wrong, for the advancement of a cause, or the welfare of his fellow Deceptions. He cares about information, and he acquires it any way he can. He spies on everyone, from the lowliest Autobot scout to Megatron himself. He hoards information the way a miser hoards gold, sharing it sparingly, if at all. No one knows what the true purpose behind his obsessive data collection is, but all fear him for the secrets he keeps. This first look item can be picked up by Comic-Con goers for $120.


World War Z Gerry Lane from Jazwares®, Inc.
World War Z revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane, who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Fans can recreate the intense action of World War Z with the new 6-inch Gerry Lane figure from Jazwares for $15. The figure is articulated and includes accessories.
All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items are limited editions and will be available on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last.


Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

Toys“R”Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Ni

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

Transformers News: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions
Date: Friday, June 28th 2013 8:01pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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From the BotCon 2013 dealer room Hasbro product case we have images of the Transformers Platinum Line. These figures included the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Grimlock vs. Bruticus set that was mentioned at Toy Fair 2013 and a Reissue of the G1 Predacons, both in the line's signature premium packaging. Also on display were the previously released Ultra Magnus, Omega Supreme, and Optimus Prime. Click here to view the full gallery or any of the images found below:

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Platinum Editions

The Hunt is On - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters UK Tour

Transformers News: The Hunt is On - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters UK Tour
Date: Wednesday, June 12th 2013 6:46am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Habro UK, Bite Global

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This is for all the UK fans out there (or disgruntled Brits, as we call ourselves): Hasbro and Bite Global are partnering up this summer to take the Optimus Prime truck on tour around the country, in order to promote the Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters series and line. Read the following press release for more information!

The Hunt is On - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters UK Tour


THE HUNT IS ON: TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS TOUR HITS THE UK
“A new fearsome faction of TRANSFORMERS beasts has arrived on earth to threaten the AUOTBOTS, who must now evolve into BEAST HUNTERS to fight them…”


To celebrate the launch of the new TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS, the OPTIMUS PRIME truck is embarking on a UK tour where fans will get the chance to ‘choose their side’ and discover the new range.

Based on the third season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS, the AUTOBOTS face off against both the DECEPTICONS and an unprecedented new foe: the dragon-like PREDACONS, led by the spectacular PREDAKING character! Hasbro’s 2013 TRANSFORMERS PRIME product line will be based on the new BEAST HUNTERS story and will feature many of the new PREDACON characters as well as new designs for favourite characters like OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and more.

Accompanying the replica of the AUTOBOTS leader will be an interactive TRANSFORMERS Station that will showcase the new range of BEAST HUNTERS toys alongside viewings of the thrilling new DVD series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, digital play areas and the opportunity for fans to have a customisable picture taken with OPTIMUS PRIME and the new BEAST HUNTERS against a green screen.

The OPTIMUS PRIME truck and TRANSFORMERS Station will be at the following events this Summer:
Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh: 20th-23rd June
Fairford Airshow, Swindon: 20th-21st July
Sunderland Airshow: 27th-28th July
Bristol Airshow: 8th-11th August
Lollibop, London: 16th-18th August
Bournemouth Show: 29th August-1st September

For more information on the OPTIMUS PRIME truck and TRANSFORMERS Station, please contact Hasbro@biteglobal.com / 020 8741 1123


The Hunt is On - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters UK Tour

The Hunt is On - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters UK Tour


With the same press release, another piece of information has been revealed, concerning the release of what appears to be series three of Transformers Prime (though confusingly named Series One).

Also coming this Summer is the new TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SERIES ONE – DECEPTICONS UNLEASHED on DVD. The latest series sees the Transformers face their toughest challenge yet in their quest to save OPTIMUS PRIME - a must-see for any Transformers fan! The DVD is available at all major retailers and via digital download from June 24th, priced at £10.99.

Transformers: The Ride 3D Universal Orlando - Megatron Takes Orlando

Transformers News: Transformers: The Ride 3D Universal Orlando - Megatron Takes Orlando
Date: Wednesday, May 1st 2013 1:56pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): inside the MAGIC, Universal Orlando

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Our friend and theme park enthusiast Rick Brigante with Inside the Magic dropped by to let us know about the latest promotional campaign going on in Orlando for Universal's upcoming Transformers: The Ride 3D attraction. Similar to the campaign leading up to the ride's release at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Fairwinds Credit Union building in downtown Orlando has been outfitted with an 80 foot sign made to look as though Megatron took a stroll right through the building. Universal Orlando has also uploaded a YouTube video to go along with the campaign. We've embedded images from Inside the Magic and the Universal Orlando video below.

Brigante feels a grand opening announcement is just around the corner.



Re: Transformers: The Ride 3D Universal Orlando - Megatron Video and Images

Re: Transformers: The Ride 3D Universal Orlando - Megatron Video and Images

Re: Transformers: The Ride 3D Universal Orlando - Megatron Video and Images

Re: Transformers: The Ride 3D Universal Orlando - Megatron Video and Images

Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving)

Transformers News: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving)
Date: Monday, April 8th 2013 11:32am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Earlier this morning I received my copy of the 50th issue of the Transformers Collectors' Club The Official Magazine. The cover homages Marvel's Transformers #22 which featured Menasor with various Marvel characters outlining the sides of the cover. This cover features Depth Charge's mug shot front-and-center with all of the Collectors' Club characters outlining the cover.

Inside the magazine itself, the following pages and information are revealed ...

  • Brian's Bytes and Bolts reveals that the Subscription figures have been delayed from China. They are estimating that the figures will ship right after BotCon. I'm assuming this means that the figures are being shipped over with all of the BotCon exclusives to save on transport costs. Because of this delay, they are unsure when the 2nd installment payment will be due for those of you who went with the payment option.
  • First look at Transformers Generations Deluxe Hoist (available 4th quarter). Hoist is a remold of Trailcutter. He features a new head and trades Trailcutters trailer topper/shield for a tow hook that appears to transform into Hoist's gun. No wings but I think we'll all be happy to have Hoist join our "Classics" ranks. I'm assuming this figure will be packaged with his Spotlight book in the upcoming deluxe/comic packaged series revealed at Toy Fair back in February.
  • The next two page spread features updated decos for the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars set. As far as I can tell, the only difference is Obsidian has undergone a major color change. Whereas he was a bright green with orange (transparent?) rotors, he now sports a color scheme that seems much closer to his Beast Machines cartoon counterpart along with (transparent?) red rotors. This should make many fans happy that Strika and Obsidian will be utilizing colors from the cartoon instead of one being from the cartoon and the other being from the toy.
  • Transformers Generations Magnificus from eHobby is revealed as a club exclusive! Pre-orders will be available at http://www.TransformersClub.com/shop from April 15th to May 8th. Price is currently listed at $90.
  • The comic continues the Beast Wars Shattered Glass theme. It introduces G2 Hero Megatron alongside some of Takara's Beast Wars II characters like the Seacons, Dirge, Thrust, and the Autorollers. Scylla is still female. :D
  • After the comic, we get a one page "The Transformers Menagerie - Part 2: The Dinobots"
  • Profile pages for Beast Wars Grimlock (Maximal) and Beast Wars II Dirge (Predacon)
  • The back cover features another installment of David Willis' Recordicons as well as two installments of Transformers I.Q.

Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving)

Official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm

Transformers News: Official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm
Date: Monday, March 4th 2013 2:56pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Last month, Hasbro announced at Toyfair 2013 that they would be releasing Masterpiece Acid Storm. Just a few moments ago, Hasbro sent us official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm, which have been added to our massive Toyfair 2013 galleries.

Official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm

Official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm

Official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Transformers News: Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw
Date: Monday, March 4th 2013 2:51pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Last month, Hasbro announced at Toyfair 2013 that they would be releasing Masterpiece Soundwave along with 5 of his Cassette minions. Just a few moments ago, Hasbro sent us official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Rumble, Frenzy, and Ravage. Check out the pictures below, which have been added to our massive Toyfair 2013 galleries.

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

New York Times Article "Classic Toys Redesigned to Traverse Generations"

Transformers News: New York Times Article "Classic Toys Redesigned to Traverse Generations"
Date: Saturday, March 2nd 2013 11:23am CST
Categories: Event News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): The New York Times

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During last month's Hasbro Media Day site owner Ryan Yzquierdo had the pleasure of speaking to The New York Times' Gregory Schmidt for an article that was published yesterday titled, "Classic Toys Redesigned to Traverse Generations". The article focuses on Hasbro's continued ability to grow the Transformers brand and expand it into new markets, creating a truly generational franchise. In the excerpt below Ryan explains the appeal of Transformers: Rescue Bots to parents with young children. The full article can be found by clicking here.


That was enough to convince Ryan Yzquierdo, who has been a Transformers fan since he was 7, that Rescue Bots were a good way to introduce Transformers to his 3-year-old daughter.

“Each toy focused on a different motor skill, which was a big selling point for me and my wife,” said Mr. Yzquierdo, who started a Web site, Seibertron.com, devoted to Transformers in 2000.


New York Times Article "Classic Toys Redesigned to Traverse Generations"
Ryan diligently taking photos for Seibertron's Toy Fair 2013 Coverage

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014