Collider.com has posted images of Director Michael Bay and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley from their visit to the Hasbro Toy Fair Showroom. The duo even posed with the new Ultimate Optimus Prime from the upcoming Transformers Dark of the Moon toy line. These images give us a good sense of the size of the new figure. The images have been mirrored below.
Here's one last gallery from the actual Toy Fair (not the Hasbro exclusive one) at the Javits Center in New York featuring Transformer Eggbods from Bluw! So what is an Eggbod? They're wind up toy eggs that come with unique accessories and interchangeable heads!
Be sure to check out the full gallery for a variety of other Transformer, Star Wars and super hero related items!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE IMAGES BELOW ARE OF THE PROTOTYPES. THE FINAL PRODUCT MAY DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU SEE BELOW!
Remember those Optimus Prime photos we brought you from Toy Fair? According to Movieweb Optimus Prime was cited for blocking traffic! Barricade's revenge?
To read the original story click here! There are also a couple of quotes from an interview with DOTM's Rosie Huntington-Whitley, but nothing all that revealing about the movie.
In other Transformers: Dark of the Moon news, Optimus Prime himself visited the American International Toy Fair in New York and received a $115 parking ticket.
The screen-used tractor-trailer version of Optimus Prime was parked on 41st Street near 8th Avenue in front of Times Square after being dropped off on a flatbed in two pieces from Los Angeles. New York City drivers had a hard time making it around the 9 ft vehicle, which was charged with blocking traffic.
Apparently, the truck is only drivable on a movie set, and not street legal. Although Hasbro, who had the truck and trailer shipped in for the Toy Fair, had all of the appropriate street permits, Optimus Prime still received a ticket. There is no word if Hasbro will pay the ticket at this time.
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Measures about 14CM in Robot Mode, 11.5CM in Vehicle Mode.
We've certainly had our fair share of looks at Transformers: Prime toys, so let's get back to the show! Episode 7 'Scrapheap' is scheduled to be aired on the Hub this Friday, and we've got a sneak peek at the 'toon thanks to the Hub's Facebook! This clip of 'Scrapheap' features Bulkhead, Bumblebee, Ratchet and the kids meeting face to face with the enemies in 'Scrapheap'. The video is three minutes and a half of spoilerific content. Check it out on Facebook, or embed below!
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The ever so elegant site moderator and super hero, Counterpunch took the opportunity to speak with the gracious folks at Hasbro during Toy Fair. He was able to get answers to several questions. While these things are likely going to change over time or as circumstances change, it's still good information to take in right now.
General info from Hasbro Reps
-MP Rodimus is not immediately forthcoming-
So, there is real interest in bringing it over. However, don't expect to see anything soon. Essentially, this will depend on a retailer coming through with an exclusive. From the tone of the conversation, it seemed as if that was not going well. Remember though that it took around a year to get Grimlock from Japan to the Western markets. However, we also got info on that at Botcon and SDCC. So, I would look to that as your answer on if we'll see Rodimus in this year or next.
-Powercore Combiners appear to be done...ish-
There was no trace of the line at Toy Fair. The rep seemed surprised that Undertow wasn't at market yet and that the Dinobots were hard to find.
Info from Greg Lombardo, Senior Director of Global Marketing for the Transformers brand at Hasbro
-Those Wal Mart SKUs for Arcee and Starscream-
Those were meant to be the Prime toys. They are NOT Classics style figures. Originally, the Prime toys were going to be fit into the Generations line. Now they are getting their own 4th quarter 2011 line. What we have seen so far is a pre-cursor wave, kind of to avoid the whole Animated show/toy debacle. We will get a new Prime and Megatron in larger sizes. Starscream will not necessarily get a larger toy.
The figures are smaller due to the Mechtech toys. It's not a cost of oil/production issue.
How Takara gets the decos they do, is by individual pricing of their figures. For Hasbro, a wave has a cost to it that is split up amongst the figures in the wave. They have to ration out who gets what and how many paint apps. Takara is able to price a figure individually and as such, the budgets are different per figure. They aren't bound internally by wave. So, instead of Jazz costing $12 or 1500Y at retail, they can give him the appropriate deco and charge $13.42 or 1572Y...whatever it takes to cover the cost. It's a matter of flexibility.
Many or most of the toy decisions were made such that the toys would not be a rehashing of what they've already done. There was an effort to ensure that figures were fundamentally different.
Counterpunch can clarify any of these points, but he can't tell you anything about stuff he didn't ask about.
Other things that he took away from the show:
-DotM voyagers are SMALL.
-Hasbro really seems to be taking the product back to kids, perhaps leveling it down by 2 years in the age bracket.
-The Star Wars team really knows their shit.
-The GI Joe collectors are getting really, really, really nice 3 3/4 inch figures. Really.
-Mechtech looks dumb, but it is probably fun for kids.
-Ultimate Optimus Prime is kind of cool looking. Much better than the pics.
-Legends figures have really come into their own. (They're just not coming into Counterpunch's house!)
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In the heat of Toy Fair 2011 and the subsequent unveiling of Leader Class Sentinel Prime and Ironhide, our insiders overseas have given us a heads up on what's on Takara's pallet for their Dark Of The Moon toy line. It's evident that when a figure is released by Hasbro, you can wait on Takara for a better paint job. While Takara's Autobot Alliance did have variations in their figures, they weren't blatantly better. This won't be the case for Sentinel Prime and Ironhide, as they'll be getting the special treatment as...
Movie Masterpiece MPM-03 Sentinel Prime
Movie Masterpiece MPM-04 Ironhide
We now have over 100 official high quality product images of upcoming Transformer items ranging from Transformers: Dark of the Moon to the new Kre-O line! All the images have been uploaded to our galleries and can be viewed here!
First up Transformers: Dark of the Moon. A wide array of figures and products for the upcoming movie from role play items to the new Leader class figures.
Next up is Kre-O. The building brick system meets Transformers concept is being revisited in the innovative new Kre-O line! We have official images of Bumblebee (300 pieces), Starscream (300 pieces), and Optimus Prime. Additionally the sets will include mini figures known as Kreons, 28 to collect!
Toy Fair 2011 coverage continues! Here's a little bit of everything else: Speed Stars, Role Play, Kre-O, Robot Fighters, Go-Bots, and more! In addition to all that, Hasbro has now acquired the license for Sesame Street! Check out a sampling of the images below and be sure to visit their full galleries.
In the heat of the ongoing epic battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, both the heroes and villains often need to remain “Hidden in Plain Sight” while in vehicle mode. With the new STEALTH FORCE feature, TRANSFORMERS characters battle in vehicle mode with hidden weapon reveals! The line of SPEED STARS STEALTH FORCE vehicles highlights this element of the TRANSFORMERS fantasy with automatic or simple conversions from traditional vehicle mode to a vehicle battle mode featuring “pop-out” weapons for high-speed battles.
It's the figures we've been waiting for. Ever since the announcement of the latest Transformers cartoon, Transformers: Prime, the release of it's subsequent toy line garnered controversy as some believed that it was not going to happen. That's certainly not the case as the toys were revealed earlier this week. Now we've got up close images of Arcee, Starscream, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and the kids! 31 images await you in the galleries!