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Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and  FOC Thundercracker

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 10:12AM CST

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Transformers Generations Deluxe Hoist and FOC Thundercracker on the way? Based on the box art mirrored below form TFW2005 user Juise it would appear so. Hoist was a given after Trailcutter was unveiled at last month's Toy Fair and the announcement from IDW that he would be getting his own Transformers Spotlight comic. Coming as no surprise we see the FOC Deluxe Starscream mold in Thundercracker deco.

Additionally we see:

  • Transformes Generations Voyagers Blitzwing and Springer
  • IDW based Transformers Generations Deluxe Bumblebee, Megatron, Trailcutter,and Orion Pax
  • Transformers Generations Legends Optimus Prime with Roller and Bumblebee with Blazemaster
  • Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime
  • Transformers Generations Deluxe Impactor



Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker

Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker
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Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466866)
Posted by Henry921 on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:18am CST
Whooo, Fall of Cybertron Thundercracker! :KREMZEEK:

Seems Generations is the best line to collect this year!

And do mine eyes deceive me, or is that another new OP mold?
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466869)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:23am CST
Henry921 wrote:And do mine eyes deceive me, or is that another new OP mold?


We see, in order:

- Legends Optimus Prime with Roller
- Orion Pax
- Beast Hunters Optimus Prime (possibly the Voyager)

And keep the cars coming, Hasbro!
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466873)
Posted by craggy on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34am CST
looking very nice!
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466875)
Posted by philswitch engage on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
I am not seeing Skids. It looks like Trailcutter to me, but the black looks slightly blueish.

Also it looks like Clayton Crain is doing all of the art work. I know he is doing the cover to the Hoist 1 shot, but this looks like his style across the board. Clayton is also doing the card art for Marvel Legends.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466878)
Posted by Blozor on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:40am CST
Why does Trailbreaker [cutter] have a Decepticon logo? They should fix that before the final product.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466879)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:48am CST
philswitch engage wrote:I am not seeing Skids. It looks like Trailcutter to me, but the black looks slightly blueish.



I agree, I was looking for Skids but only saw what looks to be Trailbreaker (sorry, old school)...
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466882)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:53am CST
My 5 year old son just noticed this when looking at the picture of the supposed "skids" redeco. Anyone notice it has a decepticon emblem on it? It can't be skids. And yet, I feel embarassed that a five year old noticed it before me..... ;)
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466883)
Posted by Mkall on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:53am CST
I don't think that's Skids, more likely Trailbreaker in bad lighting.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466884)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2013 @ 10:57am CST
That Hoist kinda sucks too as it does not look like it would fit in w/a CHUG collection very well. Especially when he, along with Trailbreaker, will be the size of a RTS or Classics Bumblebee, but more hollow. Where is his tow package?
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466885)
Posted by El Duque on February 24th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
Okay, did a little edit regarding Skids. However this piece of art is different from the official imagery of Trailcutter. Different color visors and a Decepticon symbol? There's definitely a blue version of the Trailcutter mold on Metroplex's box art.

The art still looks kinda blue on my monitor anyway.

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Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466891)
Posted by frogbat on February 24th, 2013 @ 11:20am CST
Yeah it would be nice if hoist had his little trailer like bumblebee and cliffjumper had their jetskis

Re trailbreaker Tho the blue and gun say skids, I think when they come to do a skids homage they'll focus on his being lanky and his doors becoming wings

My only complaint re Orion pax is the vehicle might be too earth like

I'd really like a new classics set of leaders at this point. I have the crumby deluxe op and galvatron as my leaders.. Never thought Meg's or voyager op were worth the expense...
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466894)
Posted by leokearon on February 24th, 2013 @ 11:34am CST
Thundercraker again! When is Skywarp getting a proper retail release?
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466896)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on February 24th, 2013 @ 11:36am CST
And for the toy Hoist will simply be a green repaint of the Trailbreaker mold pictured above.. I can live with that..
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466901)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2013 @ 11:56am CST
El Duque - Make it is Runabout? I think more likely it is Trailcutter and someone made a mistake with the emblem.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466902)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2013 @ 12:20pm CST
philswitch engage wrote:I am not seeing Skids. It looks like Trailcutter to me, but the black looks slightly blueish.

Also it looks like Clayton Crain is doing all of the art work. I know he is doing the cover to the Hoist 1 shot, but this looks like his style across the board. Clayton is also doing the card art for Marvel Legends.


Crain is doing the cover (RI) artwork for all the Spotlight comics.

As for the Trailcutter Decepticon logo, compare the summary for his Spotlight story:

STEALTH ATTACK! Trailcutter has a problem: the Lost Light has been taken over by the Decepticons—and no one else seems to have noticed! Can the Autobots’ defense strategist singlehandedly see off an army of infiltrators? And even if he does, will it convince his crew mates that he's got more to offer than kind words and forcefields?
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466903)
Posted by ricemazter on February 24th, 2013 @ 12:24pm CST
I love that thundercracker artwork. Every time I saw the seekers it boggled me at how they looked exactly the same except for their colors, but this time his face looks ever so slightly different to warrant calling him a different character; it's just great. Probably won't be reflected in any toys, but still, it's cool.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466907)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 24th, 2013 @ 12:42pm CST
AWWW YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466915)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 24th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CST
this generations line is looking sick as hell. the new beast hunters prime is going to look way cooler on screen than the older one.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466928)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 24th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CST
What, no Skywarp?

Now that we have confirmation that they're (at least) trying to make FOC Seekers, I'll make sure to pick up Starscream when I get the chance.

Hoist was a no-brainer.

Blitzwing's package art.... That's one box I'd be happy to save. =P~
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466934)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 24th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CST
Blitzwing looks badass.

I just had a thought - what is the likelyhood that we will see a Springer Spotlight comic?
Oh, God, please let this happen!
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466939)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on February 24th, 2013 @ 2:58pm CST
Here's hoping we get both a Thundercaracker and Skywarp repaint......
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466941)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 24th, 2013 @ 3:22pm CST
You guys do know Thundercracker's box won't say Fall of Cybertron right?

He's being packaged with his spotlight comic.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466946)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 24th, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
i think i might actually keep the boxes for springer and blitzwing. that box art is awesome.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466947)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:You guys do know Thundercracker's box won't say Fall of Cybertron right?

He's being packaged with his spotlight comic.


It's still the FoC mold and the FoC character, that's what they're getting at. Don't be nitpicky (sheesh, look who's talking...).
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466948)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 24th, 2013 @ 3:48pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:You guys do know Thundercracker's box won't say Fall of Cybertron right?

He's being packaged with his spotlight comic.


It's still the FoC mold and the FoC character, that's what they're getting at. Don't be nitpicky (sheesh, look who's talking...).


Nitpicky, me? Noooo......
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466949)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 24th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:You guys do know Thundercracker's box won't say Fall of Cybertron right?

He's being packaged with his spotlight comic.


It's still the FoC mold and the FoC character, that's what they're getting at. Don't be nitpicky (sheesh, look who's talking...).


Nitpicky, me? Noooo......


Doesn't matter, it's Thundercracker that uses the same mold as Starscream.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466956)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 24th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CST
I'm liking this artwork. Kinda reminds me of how the G1 art didn't exactly match up with the actual toy, but still looked cool. Same deal here. :D

Yay Thundercracker! I wish we'd get a Skywarp too, but maybe I can spring for the Takara one. All the rest are buys except maybe Hoist, if he's just a simple repaint of Trailbreaker.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466957)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 24th, 2013 @ 4:35pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:I'm liking this artwork. Kinda reminds me of how the G1 art didn't exactly match up with the actual toy, but still looked cool. Same deal here. :D

Yay Thundercracker! I wish we'd get a Skywarp too, but maybe I can spring for the Takara one. All the rest are buys except maybe Hoist, if he's just a simple repaint of Trailbreaker.


He'll most likely have a new head, new weapon, and a different back end for his vehicle mode.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466961)
Posted by Blurrz on February 24th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Blitzwing looks badass.

I just had a thought - what is the likelyhood that we will see a Springer Spotlight comic?
Oh, God, please let this happen!


The character has been MIA for about 3 years, it would be interesting if he did get a Spotlight, but really there are a bunch of characters in the IDW-verse who are more deserving at the moment.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466962)
Posted by craggy on February 24th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CST
where is Springer right now anyway? On the Lost Light or Cybertron? I think he'd be good with either, but looking at things in RID lately, he's probably more needed there.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466963)
Posted by Blurrz on February 24th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CST
craggy wrote:where is Springer right now anyway? On the Lost Light or Cybertron? I think he'd be good with either, but looking at things in RID lately, he's probably more needed there.


Last mention is that he's on the planet Debris in a coma. Don't think he'll be part of the Ongoings for quite a while.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466966)
Posted by craggy on February 24th, 2013 @ 5:06pm CST
Blurrz wrote:
Last mention is that he's on the planet Debris in a coma. Don't think he'll be part of the Ongoings for quite a while.

he's Duke!
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466972)
Posted by dirk2243 on February 24th, 2013 @ 5:50pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Henry921 wrote:And do mine eyes deceive me, or is that another new OP mold?


We see, in order:

- Legends Optimus Prime with Roller
- Orion Pax
- Beast Hunters Optimus Prime (possibly the Voyager)

And keep the cars coming, Hasbro!


I thought that OP with Roller was going to be around scout size? Which I know isn't much bigger then Commander size now a days. I must have missed that legends size news.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466979)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 24th, 2013 @ 6:44pm CST
Hoists head is pretty much foc brawls in fact i wish that was foc brawls body.

The skids? Repaint to me and i know it wont be looks like rumble its probably just his face/visor .
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466991)
Posted by padfoo on February 24th, 2013 @ 7:36pm CST
Henry921 wrote:Whooo, Fall of Cybertron Thundercracker! :KREMZEEK:

Seems Generations is the best line to collect this year!

And do mine eyes deceive me, or is that another new OP mold?


Thundercracker looks menacing in that depiction :CON:
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466997)
Posted by Stormrider on February 24th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CST
What is the estimate time to see these as preorders online?
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1466999)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 24th, 2013 @ 8:34pm CST
Stormrider wrote:What is the estimate time to see these as preorders online?


I'm no economic expert, but I believe we won't be seeing preorders until we're closer to the middle of the year.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467003)
Posted by funklizard on February 24th, 2013 @ 8:59pm CST
Autobot Genocide wrote:The skids? Repaint to me and i know it wont be looks like rumble its probably just his face/visor .

And the Decepticon symbol on his chest.

Could very well be Rumble. It ain't Skids.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467004)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 24th, 2013 @ 9:08pm CST
funklizard wrote:
Autobot Genocide wrote:The skids? Repaint to me and i know it wont be looks like rumble its probably just his face/visor .

And the Decepticon symbol on his chest.

Could very well be Rumble. It ain't Skids.


It's neither Skids nor Rumble. It's Trailbreaker. The "blue" we're seeing is just a lighting effect. The red Deceptivon logo is more than likely a mistake in the drawing phase. And if the toy has a red visor, it's probably an homage to the original G1 toy.

And for those saying that they don't match up with their package art... I have yet to see one Transformer package that depicts an exact match-up (other than stock photography) of the figure it's advertising.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467013)
Posted by warzon3 on February 24th, 2013 @ 9:45pm CST
I hope you can move those Trailbreaker/Hoist weapons arounds to make it more G1.

Arm cannons for both, and wings (hoist) or Cannons)Trailbreaker on the shoulders.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467059)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2013 @ 2:50am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:You guys do know Thundercracker's box won't say Fall of Cybertron right?

He's being packaged with his spotlight comic.


It's still the FoC mold and the FoC character,
Nuh uh. The toy will most likely be IDW Thundercracker, who currently shares a body-type with his WFC/FOC counterpart. The FOC phase of the Generations line will be over after the Wrecker combiners come and go. The next phase of the Geenrations line is IDW toys.

But because they share a body-type, this toy can be repurposed into WFc/FOC Thundercracker. ;)
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467108)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 25th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:You guys do know Thundercracker's box won't say Fall of Cybertron right?

He's being packaged with his spotlight comic.


It's still the FoC mold and the FoC character,
Nuh uh. The toy will most likely be IDW Thundercracker, who currently shares a body-type with his WFC/FOC counterpart. The FOC phase of the Generations line will be over after the Wrecker combiners come and go. The next phase of the Geenrations line is IDW toys.

But because they share a body-type, this toy can be repurposed into WFc/FOC Thundercracker. ;)


O yeah, completely forgot FoC designs were being repurposed in G1 by IDW :BANG_HEAD: Kinda like I'm doing, except it's official now :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467125)
Posted by Rated X on February 25th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CST
The inevitable Takara FOC Thundercracker for my ancient Cybertron shelf. The Hasbro version gets a new head and becomes Generations Triggerhappy. Nuff said.

And while this mold isnt the best representation of Hoist, at least it is better that ROTF Hoist. I hope it has a tow hook of some kind and no guns in alt mode.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467141)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on February 25th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
Legends IDW Optimus...biggest letdown this year... :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467201)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 25th, 2013 @ 6:27pm CST
roBROmanceFTW wrote:Legends IDW Optimus...biggest letdown this year... :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:


Tell me about it. I'm in desperate need for a Classics Voyager Optimus, and I was very optimistic (no pun intended) about him being Voyager-scaled to match against the Voyager Megatron without giving in to
scalpers.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467218)
Posted by RAcast on February 25th, 2013 @ 7:34pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
roBROmanceFTW wrote:Legends IDW Optimus...biggest letdown this year... :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:


Tell me about it. I'm in desperate need for a Classics Voyager Optimus, and I was very optimistic (no pun intended) about him being Voyager-scaled to match against the Voyager Megatron without giving in to
scalpers.

I third that. The art looks SO GOOD, but the toy does NOT look like the art. The proportions are so funky.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467223)
Posted by craggy on February 25th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CST
I didn't want to buy Thundercracker, but now I kinda do, just to call him Frederico and have him be a character from the RID/Car Robots continuity just as an example that it doesn't really matter what you think is intended, or what is written on the packaging or press-releases, re: names or continuity.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467230)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2013 @ 8:07pm CST
craggy wrote:I didn't want to buy Thundercracker, but now I kinda do, just to call him Frederico and have him be a character from the RID/Car Robots continuity just as an example that it doesn't really matter what you think is intended, or what is written on the packaging or press-releases, re: names or continuity.
With a name like that, it would be a missed opportunity to not repurpose him as an Optimus vs. Malignus continuity character. :P

Also, RiD and Car Robots aren't the same continuity. Car Robots never gave any indication of being a different continuity in Japan, with it's characters having come form the future.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467246)
Posted by Sinnertwin on February 25th, 2013 @ 9:44pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
roBROmanceFTW wrote:Legends IDW Optimus...biggest letdown this year... :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:


Tell me about it. I'm in desperate need for a Classics Voyager Optimus, and I was very optimistic (no pun intended) about him being Voyager-scaled to match against the Voyager Megatron without giving in to
scalpers.


MM, Ive got a spare i'm willing to let go. Postage will be from Australia. If youre intrested drop me a PM.
Re: Transformers Generations Box Art Reveals Hoist and FOC Thundercracker (1467285)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on February 26th, 2013 @ 3:57am CST
Classics trailbreaker and hoist. :grin:

Classics Blitzwing and springer! :grin:

This could be the best classics line yet, with re-introduction of classic (pun intended) like orion, bee and megs in the IDW lines. I sorta hope Ironhide and Ratchet get a new IDW toy. :PRAY: I missed classics Ironhide/Ratchet but they not that good anyways.

As for Thundercracker... I swear Skywarp will stay a Takara Exclusive just like what happened in DOTM. Oh well, time to pre-order Takara Skywarp.

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