While we had the first live images of some toys from the Generations Cyber lines, they only showed the alt mode. A canadian TFW2005 user, osenator (I wonder who he's rooting for in the playoffs), was on a trip to Brazil and took the opportunity to buy the 11 inch Generations Cyber Optimus Prime and take pictures of him. These are the very first in hand pictures of any toy from this line, which has yet to be confirmed for a release outside of Brazil. The user also confirmed that, as was guessed, this Optimus does not have knees.
Hear this Canada, Warrior Class Wave 2 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise has been spotted! The two new faces in this wave are Optimus Prime and Drift, and they were found at a ToysRus in Edmonton Alberta (west end). They have yet to show up online for the retailer, so hopefully you can find yours in store. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News, and take a look at our ever expanding Gallery section!
______________________ Now Instock - Fansproject's Lost Exo-Realm LER-03 Volar & Velos!
Now Instock in the TFsource warehouse: Fansproject's Lost Exo-Realm LER-03 Volar & Velos! Volar includes the bonus blue body, which allows you to choose between the blue chest & red chest for your figure! Order yours today:
______________________ Now up for Preorder - Mastermind Creations - Reformatted - R-12 Cynicus!
Now up for Preorder - Mastermind Creations - Reformatted - R-12 Cynicus! Cynicus transforms from robot mode to sniper rifle, and can be held by Feral Rex or any figure with a compatible 3mm or 5mm peg! Preorders now available at TFsource:
______________________ Now up for preorder - Make Toys - Citizen Set 01 With Trench Covers!
The latest in the Make Toys Citybot line, Citizen Set 01 with Trench Covers! Figures come in vehicle & robot modes, and are intended as an accessory set for Make Toys' Utopia figure! Preorder yours today at TFsource:
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Our Seibertron.com gallery entry for today is none other than MP-24 Star Saber. Star Saber hails from the Victory portion of the Transformers Universe. Masterpiece Star Saber was the winner of the Takara Tomy Masterpiece Fans Choice poll back in 2013. Star Saber is a Brainmaster whose smallest robot form is the Brain of Courage who links with a Transtector to become Saber. Saber then combines with the V-Star to become Star Saber. Click on any of the images below to see the full galleries.
Thanks to Youtube reviewer and Seibertron.com memeber chuckdawg1999 we get a first look at a video review of Transformers Combiner Wars Viper! A Repaint of Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide mold with a new head, Check out Chuckdawg1999's thoughts below!
Joe fans, Trans fans, our time has come to be unified as toy collectors. Sure there's been little nods here and there but Viper is really the first time Hasbro has crossed the streams and brought GI Joe and Transformers together at retail. Using the Legends Powerglide mold was a great idea, and giving it a new head that resembles the legendary Wild Weasel, puts it over the top. For me the best thing about the figure is the use (first time?) of the Cobra Air Force/Decepticon hybrid logo. Hopefully Viper will be showing up in your areas soon. Share this with your friends, share they joy of being a toy collector!
We've also embedded the video for your viewing pleasures!
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During the Hasbro 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call held earlier today, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, talks about the Transformers Cinematic Universe and their plans for Transformers 5 in 2017. In the Q&A section of the conference call, Analyst Drew Crum from Stifel Financial Corp. asked "Any update on a Transformers sequel film?"
Here is Brian Goldner's response
Sure. Our plan right now with the studio and film makers, you may have read something about some writers being hired. We have in fact brought in a to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers many we think there's any number of stories to be told. It's a brand that's been around for 30 years with amazing Cannon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to transformer movie to happen in 2017.
Hasbro shares are up 12.38% to $74.06 since it's close of $65.89 on Friday reaching a new record high since the announcements of their 2015 Q1 Earnings this morning and adding more then $700 Million to the company's market valuations!
You can read the entire Hasbro Earnings Report: Q1 2015 Conference Call Transcript here!
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Editors note: After internal discussion, it's uncertain as to whether or not this is Prowl or Ratchet, and because of this we've amended this news article to address this change. The problem is the head crest, it makes it difficult to tell whether it's Prowl or Ratchet, seeing as this mold would be perfect for either figure.
Thanks to fellow fan, collector and Seibertronian, chuckdawg1999, we have our first look at what appears to be a new Combiner Wars Deluxe Class figure! Looks like it could be either Prowl (since he's an SUV in the IDW comics) or Ironhide's "brother" Ratchet! (Ironhide appears to be using the Offroad version of this mold, and as history has shown us time and again, Ironhide and Ratchet share the same mold with slight modifications.)
Chuck shared the images he found with us and wanted us to share them with you, the community, so here they are!
chuckdawg1999 wrote:The following images are from the back of First Aid's comic. As you can see the head design is very different and features Prowl's (or Ratchet's) horns.
Now, we must put this disclaimer in place: We cannot guarantee that this is, in fact, Combiner Wars Prowl or Ratchet, but it's not the first time that images such as these have indicated a future figure's release and as we know by now, Prowl is in computer systems as an upcoming figure release for sometime in the future. Chances are he will be released in the form the image suggests.
You might have already noticed, but if it hasn't become clear yet, the mold is a share with Offroad and First Aid, but featuring a new head with horns and likely a drastically changed paint job. (You can see Offroad's gallery by clicking here)
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Hasbro Reports Revenue and Operating Profit Growth for the First Quarter 2015
* First quarter 2015 revenues grew 5% to $713.5 million; Absent a negative $62.6 million impact of foreign exchange, first quarter 2015 revenues grew 14%
* Revenue and operating profit grew in the U.S. and Canada and Entertainment and Licensing Segments; International segment revenues increased 20% absent foreign exchange
* Franchise Brand revenues grew 20%; Boys, Games and Preschool category revenues increased in the quarter
* Operating profit increased 25%; Net earnings of $26.7 million or $0.21 per diluted share; Net earnings increased 43% excluding $13.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, of favorable tax adjustments in the first quarter 2014
*Generated $315.3 million in operating cash flow; $1.1 billion in cash at quarter end
*Repurchased approximately 436,000 shares of common stock at a total cost of $25.2 million and an average price of $57.80 per share.
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2015. Net revenues for the first quarter 2015 increased 5% to $713.5 million versus $679.5 million in 2014. Excluding a negative $62.6 million impact from foreign exchange, revenues increased 14%.
Net earnings for the first quarter 2015 were $26.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $32.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in 2014. Net earnings for the first quarter 2015 increased 43% versus adjusted net earnings of $18.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in 2014. As reported first quarter 2014 net earnings included favorable tax adjustments of $13.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share.
"2015 is off to a good start with continued momentum in our business, led by growth in all of our Franchise Brands and the underlying strength in demand across international markets, including the emerging markets," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer. "For the first quarter, we grew revenue, improved profitability and delivered growth in adjusted net earnings despite significant foreign exchange headwinds. While the first quarter is the least significant quarter of the year, the global Hasbro team delivered a strong start to the year."
"Our first quarter results highlighted the strength of our brands, our global reach and our balance sheet," said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro's Chief Financial Officer. "Foreign exchange did negatively impact both revenues and earnings in the quarter; however, several factors helped mitigate the negative impact to profitability. These included the continued momentum in our Franchise Brands, the benefit of favorable foreign exchange product cost hedges and a larger contribution of higher-margin Entertainment and Licensing revenues. Our first quarter results keep us on track to achieve our previously stated targets."
TFND's Genetic is at it once again after getting his hands on TakaraTomy Asia Premium Series Ultimate Optimus Prime: APS-01U! He grabbed his camera and made a very in depth gallery for everyone to enjoy, featuring his enormous arsenal and stunning paint applications. The figure is based on Dark of the Moon Leader/Supreme Jetwing Optimus Prime, which has been added the vast number of variants this mold holds. Keep scrolling to see the pics, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News!