Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 6:01PM CST

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The UK Toy Fair may be over, but there is still news to be found in terms of the fourth Transformers' movie accompanying merchandise. This update comes from the UK retailer Smyths Toys, and features the following: a new water bottle, with Optimus Prime and dino mode Grimlock artwork for £4.99; a lunch pack with same characters, but different artwork, for £8.99; a laser tag set in Optimus Prime and Bumblebee decos, for £39.99. Check out images below!

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag

Transformers News: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag
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Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545073)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 25th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CST
Is it just me, or does that Optimus armor thing look more like two Optimuses about to kiss each other rather than his chest?

Also, I'm liking how Grimlock's dino mode has a mix of silver and gold/yellow. More interesting than just straight up silver.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545075)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 25th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Is it just me, or does that Optimus armor thing look more like two Optimuses about to kiss each other rather than his chest?

Yeah, maybe it'll be possible to unsee that once we've all gotten used to Op's TF4 design, but for now it's kind of hard to imagine shooting at that without projecting some sort of political agenda onto it.

Though my first thought was, am I the only one happy to simply see it called "Laser" tag again, rather than "Virtual Paintball"? Maybe I'm just remembering one particular brand name that irked me a few years back; is Laser Tag a specific brand, and that's why this box says "Mega Laser Set"?
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545086)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CST
Grimlock is gold, silver, and black. 8)
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545087)
Posted by dedcat on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:49pm CST
Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.

Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino. Perhaps the precedent was already set.


It's pretty absurd, admittedly - but movie-verse does what movie-verse wants.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545090)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CST
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

A
dedcat wrote:nother clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545099)
Posted by #Sideways# on January 25th, 2014 @ 8:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

dedcat wrote:Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).




Remember this?



And now the color scheme of Grimlock, compared to this car's color scheme? That, and how they said Bumblebee was that muscle car? Isn't it easy (but not safe) to assume Grimlock = Bumblebee?
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545105)
Posted by RAcast on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:34pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

dedcat wrote:Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).




Remember this?



And now the color scheme of Grimlock, compared to this car's color scheme? That, and how they said Bumblebee was that muscle car? Isn't it easy (but not safe) to assume Grimlock = Bumblebee?


Honestly? I say go for it, Bay. Do something different, weird even! Points for originality, I say! Points for doing something off-the-wall insane!

[spoiler]LET THE WORLD BURN![/spoiler] :lol:
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545115)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:03pm CST
RAcast wrote:Honestly? I say go for it, Bay. Do something different, weird even! Points for originality, I say! Points for doing something off-the-wall insane!

[spoiler]LET THE WORLD BURN![/spoiler] :lol:
In that case, go nuts, AOE!

[spoiler]Make Optimus Prime into a WOMAN![/spoiler] :P :twisted:
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545129)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:Honestly? I say go for it, Bay. Do something different, weird even! Points for originality, I say! Points for doing something off-the-wall insane!

[spoiler]LET THE WORLD BURN![/spoiler] :lol:
In that case, go nuts, AOE!

[spoiler]Make Optimus Prime into a WOMAN![/spoiler] :P :twisted:

[spoiler]"Autobots, transvest and roll out!"[/spoiler]
Seriously, after the slagstorm over Windblade, wouldn't it be hilarious if part of the official solution to inherent robot gender is TFs rediscovering an ability to change theirs as easily as transforming from mode to mode? Maybe only characters who've experienced international sex-changes (Nightbeat, Nitro Convoy), or, erm, "pink-repaints" (Highbeam, Rewind, Wheelie).

But back on topic, if grey and gold are close enough to yellow and black, couldn't it just be that Bee and Grimlock have usually had roughly the same color combination since before Transformers was even a brand? Even if this doesn't come to pass, this thread may have already given Roger Corman the inspiration for his greatest cash-in: CAR-nosaur! Well, if the studio behind Transmorphers doesn't make it first...
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545246)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 26th, 2014 @ 11:39am CST
Going to have to hold final judgement for this years line-up until the other TF fairs are done and we get a better look at the over-all line but based on what we've seen so far, the suckage-to-win ratio is not looking good. Of course, I've been suspecting that this would be the case since about 2/3 of the way through this last year. It's not that I'm bitching about the lack of items aimed towards collectors, we aren't the big money makers for Hasbro/Takara and it only makes sense that we would get screwed, but even some of the stuff they have to draw in more of the younger crowd strikes me as being sub-par. Back off Hasbro, you're trying to hard! You're going to flood the market with useless, unappealing crap and do more damage to your profit margin than you will good. Focus on quality products for all age ranges instead of flooding EVERYONE with cheap, novelty, bull**** items.
Even as my own kids are outgrowing many of the TF products out there I still get input from my friends' kids (I'm the cool "uncle" that gets called in to fix their TF's or help their parents figure out how to transform the stuff when they cant) so I still get input on how the younger kids react to the new product lines and know whats a "hit" and what "sucks" and I can tell you right now, Hasbro is setting themselves up for some serious wasted effort this coming year. There are a few items out of these pics that I'd actually put out money for but that amounts to a VERY short list.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545317)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:00pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

dedcat wrote:Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).




Remember this?



And now the color scheme of Grimlock, compared to this car's color scheme? That, and how they said Bumblebee was that muscle car? Isn't it easy (but not safe) to assume Grimlock = Bumblebee?

Yea, hat the same idea when I saw that Grimlock pic.
Maybe that's their explanation for them being called "Dinobots", they're the Autobots, mutated into Dinosaurs.

A terrible idea, but one that's kinda interesting.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545318)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:Yea, hat the same idea when I saw that Grimlock pic.
Maybe that's their explanation for them being called "Dinobots", they're the Autobots, mutated into Dinosaurs.

A terrible idea, but one that's kinda interesting.
Pretty much what the FOC Dinobots were: Ordinary Autobots whose dino forms were forced upon them unwillingly, resulting in their being freaks.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545326)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:31pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Yea, hat the same idea when I saw that Grimlock pic.
Maybe that's their explanation for them being called "Dinobots", they're the Autobots, mutated into Dinosaurs.

A terrible idea, but one that's kinda interesting.
Pretty much what the FOC Dinobots were: Ordinary Autobots whose dino forms were forced upon them unwillingly, resulting in their being freaks.

I know that, but you gotta view my comment in context with the comments I quoted, and include the "the" in "the Autobots", as in Bumblebee, Optimus and the rest of the Movie Autobot cast.

Thunderlips is likely Optimus, since he has like two heads and Prime loves heads so much.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545327)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CST
...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545329)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:37pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.

It's one of the code names, and I'm not sure it's the one with the two heads. Just kinda makes sense you know, Thunderlips is the one with more head than anyone else, and Optimus, who loves heads
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545331)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.

It's one of the code names, and I'm not sure it's the one with the two heads. Just kinda makes sense you know, Thunderlips is the one with more head than anyone else, and Optimus, who loves heads
It's for Scorn. Strafe's the two-headed Pterasaur (we presume).

Though, the two-headed thing might have been a goof since the toy might have been mistransformed with the two head halves simply not properly connected.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545336)
Posted by Dr Va'al on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.

It's one of the code names, and I'm not sure it's the one with the two heads. Just kinda makes sense you know, Thunderlips is the one with more head than anyone else, and Optimus, who loves heads
It's for Scorn. Strafe's the two-headed Pterasaur (we presume).

Though, the two-headed thing might have been a goof since the toy might have been mistransformed with the two head halves simply not properly connected.


We have ..information that confirms it is a double-headed flying beast. Though said information may also be based on that image.
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545338)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CST
Va'al wrote:We have ..information that confirms it is a double-headed flying beast. Though said information may also be based on that image.
Oooh, cool.

Though, now I'm wondering about that packaging background art we saw of an ordinary-looking Pterasaur that looked to have one head. :-? Guess we'll find out soon enough (when is U.S. Toy Fair, again?).

Also, I totally read that post of yours in William Shatner's voice. :P
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545340)
Posted by Dr Va'al on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have ..information that confirms it is a double-headed flying beast. Though said information may also be based on that image.
Oooh, cool.

Though, now I'm wondering about that packaging background art we saw of an ordinary-looking Pterasaur that looked to have one head. :-? Guess we'll find out soon enough (when is U.S. Toy Fair, again?).

Also, I totally read that post of yours in William Shatner's voice. :P


That was.. not intentional. Though I see.. the similarities.
As for the Fair.. 16-19th February! :D
Re: Additional Transformers: Age of Extinction Merchandise: Water Bottle, Lunch Pack, Laser Tag (1545343)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CST
Va'al wrote:That was.. not intentional. Though I see.. the similarities.
As for the Fair.. 16-19th February! :D

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