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BotCon 2009: Hasbro's Design Panel. Drift anyone?

Transformers News: BotCon 2009: Hasbro's Design Panel. Drift anyone?
Date: Monday, June 1st 2009 3:02pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
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Hasbro's design panel was this past Sunday at BotCon 2009, which was kind of like a follow-up to the previous day's Hasbro Review and Q&A panel. Here're a few additional notes that I took.

1. Hasbro showed us Human Alliance Skids and Arcee with Mikeala. Looks nice!

2. EMP generator will attach to TFA Cybertronian Ratchet, comes with paddles for a "jump start"

3. All pieces of Wingblade Optimus fit on Voyager figure as well

4. ROTF Scout Brakedown is colored in G1 Brakedown colors in concept art

5. Deluxe Drift!!!!! Showed us some design drawings ... in very early stages

6. Leader class Starscream ... complete with hands! Gatling guns on his forearms w/ speech and TF sound, plus mech alive.

To view about Saturday's Hasbro Review and Q&A panel, click here.

Missed out on Botcon Exclusives? BBTS can help out!

Transformers News: Missed out on Botcon Exclusives?  BBTS can help out!
Date: Monday, June 1st 2009 2:45pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): BBTS

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BigBadToyStore is selling several sets of the Botcon Souvenir figures for cheaper than they would be on ebay at the moment. If you missed out, get them before they're gone. Quantities are fewer than 100 each!

Banzai-Tron and Skyquake for 119.99
Razorclaw and Elita-1 for 129.99
The Sweeps for 159.99
Leozack for 89.99
Loose Figure set for 299.99

Get them before they're gone!
Missed out on Botcon Exclusives?  BBTS can help out
Missed out on Botcon Exclusives?  BBTS can help out
Missed out on Botcon Exclusives?  BBTS can help out

BotCon 2009: Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys

Transformers News: BotCon 2009: Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys
Date: Monday, June 1st 2009 2:05pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Cybertronian Ratchet. Hydrodive Bumblebee. Rodimus Minor. Arcee. Goldfire Grimlock. Hasbro teased us at their panel on Saturday. On Sunday, they put the figures out on display during the last few hours of BotCon. Check out the pics here.

Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys

Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys

Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys

Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys

Gallery of upcoming Transformers Animated toys

Kmart Celebrates Theatrical Release of ROTF w/ Multi-Dimensional Marketing Partnership

Transformers News: Kmart Celebrates Theatrical Release of ROTF w/ Multi-Dimensional Marketing Partnership
Date: Monday, June 1st 2009 1:23pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Kmart

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart(R) announced today its upcoming multi-channel entertainment marketing promotion supporting the June 24 release of "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen" from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, Inc. The promotion launches June 7 and runs through July 4, 2009.

The program kicks-off with Kmart's most robust Father's Day promotion to date; themed to the film. Beginning June 7th through Father's Day on June 21st, Kmart will encourage consumers to "TRANSFORM YOUR DAD" with a variety of merchandise and will offer 2 free movie tickets to see "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen" with a $50 menswear purchase, exclusions apply.

Kmart is supporting the promotion with a national television spot (in both English and Spanish) highlighting men's apparel, the movie ticket offer and the film. The micro-site (http://www.kmart.com/transformers) is where consumers can redeem codes for movie tickets, download "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen"-themed content, watch movie trailers and purchase TRANSFORMERS merchandise.

For the second half of the promotion, June 22 - July 4, Kmart teamed-up with Hasbro to create a dedicated Transformers destination boutique. "Headquarters for TRANSFORMERS will be located in the front of each Kmart retail location and will house everything TRANSFORMERS: toys, video games, men's and boy's apparel, bedding, and much more.

Kmart also created synergies with fellow "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen" movie partners: Burger King Corp. and Mars Snackfood. Participating BURGER KING (R) restaurants will distribute TRANSFORMERS toy and footwear coupons, redeemable at Kmart stores through its BK(R) Kids Meal. Kmart will also be featured in its kids-directed "BK(R) Adventures" newsletter and email newsletter. Mars Snackfood will bring the cross-partnership with Kmart to life by creating "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen"-themed window displays and hosting in-store events at both Penn Station and Astor Place, New York City store locations.

Additional support includes: circular advertisements, email blasts, signage, in-store radio and TRANSFORMERS-themed gift cards. And for the first time ever, Kmart created a 24-page movie-themed comic book which will be distributed in select theaters during the promotional period. The comic book is the movie adaptation of "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen" and includes several Kmart ads highlighting the movie ticket offer and TRANSFORMERS licensed merchandise. It also contains a page of coupons designed to drive traffic both in-store and online.

Paramount Pictures releases "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen" on June 24, 2009.

The Kmart partnership was executed by Norm Marshall & Associates.

About Kmart:

Kmart, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD), is a mass-merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit the company's Web site at http://www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation Web site at http://www.searsholdings.com.

About "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen":

In the highly-anticipated "TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen," debuting June 24, 2009, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the AUTOBOTS against their sworn enemies, the DECEPTICONS. Michael Bay directs from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman.

TRANSFORMERS is a brand of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Present In Association with Hasbro A di Bonaventura Pictures Production A Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production A Michael Bay Film "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro. The film is directed by Michael Bay. Written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman. Based on Hasbro's Transformers(TM) Action Figures. Produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. Executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. This film has not yet been rated.

About Burger King Corporation:

The BURGER KING(R) system operates more than 11,800 restaurants in all 50 states and in 74 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING(R) restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. In 2008, Fortune magazine ranked Burger King Corp. among America's 1,000 largest corporations and Ad Week named it one of the top three industry-changing advertisers within the last three decades. To learn more about Burger King Corp., please visit the company's Web site at http://www.bk.com.

About Mars Snackfood US:

Mars Snackfood US is the United States snack operations of Mars North America. With more than $7 billion in annual sales in the United States, Mars North America includes food, snack and pet care segments, which are a symbol of excellence for quality brands. Headquartered in Mount Olive, N.J., Mars North America employs more than 12,000 associates in the United States, with 54 facilities nationwide. Mars Snackfood US, headquartered in Hackettstown, N.J., includes some of the world's favorite brands such as DOVE(R) Brand Chocolate, M&M'S(R) Brand, MILKY WAY(R) Brand, SNICKERS(R) Brand, 3 MUSKETEERS(R) Brand, TWIX(R) Brand and more. Additional popular brands in the petcare and food segments for Mars North America include UNCLE BEN'S(R) Brand, PEDIGREE(R) Brand Food for Dogs, and WHISKAS(R) Brand Food for Cats. Please visit http://www.mars.com.

ROTF Figures Released in Japan

Transformers News: ROTF Figures Released in Japan
Date: Monday, June 1st 2009 12:53pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Professor Smooth, XL Toys Forum

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The Transformers Revenge of the Fallen toy line has officially been released in Japan over the weekend by Takara Tomy. The figures are now available online, or at stores for those in Japan. Our own Professor Smooth talks about the release and more in his thread here. You can also view a few images of Takara Tomy's figures, by clicking here.

Interested in more Revenge of The Fallen figures? Find info all over in the Vector Sigma Database.

Mobile Commander Base HK-TF.com Exclusive version

Transformers News: Mobile Commander Base HK-TF.com Exclusive version
Date: Monday, June 1st 2009 9:09am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Kique

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Seibertron.com member Kique has informed us the the BTS.Toys blog has images for a new variation of their Classics/Henkei Optimus Prime trailer. This one is an exclusive for a Chinese fan site called HK-TF.com.

Mobile Commander Base HK-TF.com Exclusive version

Mobile Commander Base HK-TF.com Exclusive version

See all images by clicking here.
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Hasbro Toy Shop: Free shipping on ROTF Figures

Transformers News: Hasbro Toy Shop: Free shipping on ROTF Figures
Date: Sunday, May 31st 2009 11:30pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): HTS.com

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The Hasbro Toy Shop has given us a new code that gives buyers free shipping on purchases of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen figures of $50.00 USD or more.

Hasbro Toy Shop: Free shipping on ROTF FiguresHasbro Toy Shop: Free shipping on ROTF Figures

Hasbro Toy Shop: Free shipping on ROTF FiguresHasbro Toy Shop: Free shipping on ROTF Figures

To receive the discount type in the code: FALLEN at the time of checkout. Happy shopping Seibertronians.

ROTF figure fixes: Sideswipe chest, Breakaway neck

Transformers News: ROTF figure fixes: Sideswipe chest, Breakaway neck
Date: Sunday, May 31st 2009 11:21pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Site Articles, Transtopia
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Jin Saotome

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Seibertron.com member Jin Saotome has stopped by again to give us some more great tips on improving our Transformers figures. This time, he tackles some quick fixes for to Transformers Revenge of the Fallen figures, Sideswipe and Breakaway. Here's what he had to share:


Here's a somewhat easy fix for your Breakaway to get his head moving and the neck joint able to lift up I found the landing gear kept his upper body/nosecone from moving all the way down and the front windshield needs to be carved underneath, the back of his head too so he can tilt forward. Also, acetone the top and front of his lightpipe eyes and they'll shine clear blue again.

RoTF fixes: Sideswipe chest, Breakaway neck

RoTF fixes: Sideswipe chest, Breakaway neck

RoTF fixes: Sideswipe chest, Breakaway neck

And here's one to keep Sideswipe's chest from unlatching constantly. You just need to create some pressure by sticking something about the thickness of a playing card or two in the gap where the windshield folds down against his back, thus jutting the chest forward a bit and the latch works.

RoTF fixes: Sideswipe chest, Breakaway neck

BotCon 2009: Hasbro Review and Q&A panel

Transformers News: BotCon 2009: Hasbro Review and Q&A panel
Date: Saturday, May 30th 2009 5:47pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro via Seibertron and First Gen

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As usual, Hasbro was in attendance at the convention. They had a variety of new upcoming products to show us this year including some incredible figures that you probably didn't think we'd ever see. Here's a list of what they showed us which is followed up by First Gen's notes from the Q&A ...

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RETAILER EXCLUSIVES
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TARGET EXCLUSIVES
6" Titaniums - Optimus Prime, Thrust and Hot Zone
ROTF Voyager Fallen on fire

TRU EXCLUSIVES
Commemorative Insecticons
Commemorative Perceptor
ROTF Battle Pack - blue G1 deco Soundwave with Movie 1 Voyager Megatron

WALMART EXCLUSIVE
Masterpiece Skywarp, more faithful paint scheme to G1 toy


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TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED
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(Hasbro stated these products WILL find a way to retail!
Electrostatic Soundwave w/ Ratbat
Arcee
Rodimus Minor
Cybertronian Ratchet
Cybertronian mode Ironhide (different mold)
Fugitive Waspinator (Bumblebee in Wasp's colors not a remold)
Goldfire Grimlock
Hydrodive Bumblebee - Bumblebee will be more in scale with other Autobots without Scuba gear)
Voyager Blackout (has Earth helicopter mode)
Wingblade Optimus Prime (Deluxe scale Optimus with trailer that becomes wings and such from last episode of TFA)
Thundercracker (Starscream repaint but no one will complain about that)


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2010 SNEAK PEAK (SPRING)
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ROTF LEGENDS
Wheelie
Soundwave

ROTF SCOUTS
Brakedown (homage to G1 Brakedown)
Skystalker (new futuristic drone jet mold)
Scattorshot (military truck w/ plow - offscreen character with pistols)

ROTF DELUXE
Lockdown (TFA character as a ROTF styled figure - looks awesome)
Ratchet (comes w/ MP Blaster)
Dirge (complete with conehead, actually looks really cool, huge missiles under wings)

ROTF VOYAGER CLASS
Jungle Attack Ironhide (redeco w/ new bumper that transforms into crossbow and huge guns, gattling gun, knives, sniper rifle)
Bludgeon (G1 style - holy shit is this awesome, tank, complete w/ samarai swords which come out of gun turrett, skull face, has samarai garb)

ROTF HUMAN ALLIANCE
Barricade w/ Frenzy (stores in front of vehicle or chest has some guns as well - very cool!)

UNIVERSE IN 2010
New version of series will continue in fall 2010



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HASBRO PANEL Q&A SESSION
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Will Universe 2.0 continue?
Through spring 2010 we’re focusing on ROTF figures which you’ll see are universe inspired and in the Fall you will see what you know as Classics Universe begin again?


Will we be getting the IDW Publishing character Drift?
Drift? You may want to come back to tomorrows panel for that answer.


What is your stance on the decision to end Transformers Animated?
As many of you know, Hasbro signed into a joint venture with Discovery Communications and give that its so new we really can’t get into the details, but with the new network we will be bringing some new things which will feature G1 references and content.


In the first break between the Transformers movie and TF Animated we saw a bunch of repaints that fell into the movie line, will we see that again where its just pure repaints?
We try to go back and look at figures that fans liked and we don’t do repaints just for the sake of doing repaints, you may see some figures released like that again but not just pure repaints.


Going back to the Transformers Animated panel, are there any other characters from the series that may see a release like Omega Supreme?
There were a lot of characters we wanted to see released like Omega Supreme and the Constructicons. We thought they were great characters we would have loved to have released but the timing just wasn’t right to release them.


For the ROTF Combiner Devastator Supreme Class, why weren’t they given individual robot modes?
We put them in individual Deluxe class vehicles and to get the best Devastator robot, and to avoid redundancy of repeating the Deluxe figures, we left them with no robot modes.


Is there any reason we have not seen a Deluxe class Cliffjumper in the TF Animated line?
We thought that he was such a minor character in the overall story that the Activators line fit best for him.


Are you guys looking into moving away from using so many twist ties?
We are looking to move away from them and moving towards smaller packaging which is more biodegradable. In the future you’ll see smaller packages with Tam, which is easier to cut and biodegradable.


Will we ever see the Japan Legends Devastator set in the US?
There are plans for it to get a US release as an exclusive, probably in the spring of 2010.


Will we ever see a Leader Class Blackout?
We have plans for a new leader figure for the fall of 2010 that we think you’ll be excited about, but we can’t tell you what.


Is there any chance we’ll see Alternity in the US?
That’s an exclusive that we don’t think will see a release here in the US.


How much influence has Hasbro had on the retail store chains with the way the economy is?
Unfortunately we were hit with cost increases with the jump in prices for oil and production and we try to keep the figures at a low price but when it comes to a price increase or reduction in quality of the product, we have to go with the price increase as not to put out a bad product.


With the Takara legends class Devastator there are 7 figures but the Supreme Class Devastator has only 6 constructions. Why?
With out giving away too much, there can be a lot of constructicons that form Devastator, lets just say 15 start out to create him but only 7 make it to the end of the film. It’s a different concept than what you’re used to for the gestalt team.


Is there any chance of seeing a Transformers Animated Cyclonus?
We really wanted to but since we released him in the Universe line, it didn’t make sense to release him since they would be so similar in design.


This was asked at the Collectors Club panel but they passed the buck to you, did you guys choose the name Nexus Maximus?
Uh, yes.


ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM Q&A:

Find out about Drift tomorrow as well as the Wingblade Optimus Prime
New TF series on new Hasbro/Discovery channel
TFA has set the new standard for new projects
No Paradron Medic planned
No plans for TFA Omega Supreme or Constructicons at this time
ROTF Constructicons - made decision not to combine deluxes/voyagers so that it would look the best and same with Ultimate Devastator)
Future TFA characters might show up in future version of Classics/Universe line
Expect smaller and more environmentally friendly packaging next year
Hasbro plans to release Legends Devastator set (possibly as an exclusive)
Plans for ROTF Leader Starscream

BotCon 2009: next club exclusive figure just announced

Transformers News: BotCon 2009: next club exclusive figure just announced
Date: Saturday, May 30th 2009 5:29pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Not much to say in this news post other than the next Club exclusive figure along the lines of Astrotrain, Airrazor, Nightbeat and the Seacons will be none other than PUNCH/COUNTERPUNCH which will utilize the Universe Sideswipe/Sunstreaker mold. For those of you who don't know who this character is, check out the Seibertron.com gallery of the original G1 Punch/Counterpunch figure by clicking here.

BotCon 2009: next club exclusive figure just announced

BotCon 2009: next club exclusive figure just announced

BotCon 2009: next club exclusive figure just announced

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