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Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Monday, March 17th, 2014 2:39PM CDT

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Thanks to our friends down under at Australian fansite Ozformers we have images and news from the Australian Toy Fair. For the most the figures and merchandise on display was already revealed at the previous UK and US Toy Fairs, but we do get a few new looks at various packaging, promo art, and some new licensed products.

According to their write-up we expect at least five of Evolution 2-packs in two Class sizes. The larger size will include the previously revealed Grimlock set and an Optimus Prime set. The small size sets will include Bumblebee, Stafe, and Slug. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon Leader Class Bumblebee will also see a reissue in Generations style packaging. Additional images and their full report can be found by clicking here.


Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info

Transformers News: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info
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Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558197)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on March 17th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
I'm actually looking forward to these 2-packs, hopefully it will give me a chance to get interesting figures I missed.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558201)
Posted by 0ptimu5_prim3 on March 17th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
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On the Left is "Optimus Prime Evasion Voyager".
On the right is "Optimus Evasion Leader class"???
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558205)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
Is it me or to the Rescue Dinobots look really tiny? Like, compared to the Minicon 2-packs, they look to be only slightly larger than those instead of the same size as the full-sized transformable figures that came out before them.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558221)
Posted by TeamAutobots51817 on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:30pm CDT
are the leader class Grimlock and Evasion Optimus Prime from Hasbro or Takara?
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558223)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:are the leader class Grimlock and Evasion Optimus Prime from Hasbro or Takara?

I'm assuming Hasbro, I believe Australia gets Transformers from Hasbro.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558225)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
The Thuggernaut wrote:
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:are the leader class Grimlock and Evasion Optimus Prime from Hasbro or Takara?

I'm assuming Hasbro, I believe Australia gets Transformers from Hasbro.
Yeah, there's no Takara stuff at this event.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558231)
Posted by TeamAutobots51817 on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
The Thuggernaut wrote:
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:are the leader class Grimlock and Evasion Optimus Prime from Hasbro or Takara?

I'm assuming Hasbro, I believe Australia gets Transformers from Hasbro.
Yeah, there's no Takara stuff at this event.

are we(the US)getting those or just the one that showed in NY Toy Fair last month?I really want to get Grimlock and both leader class Optimus Prime
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558235)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
The Thuggernaut wrote:
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:are the leader class Grimlock and Evasion Optimus Prime from Hasbro or Takara?

I'm assuming Hasbro, I believe Australia gets Transformers from Hasbro.
Yeah, there's no Takara stuff at this event.

are we(the US)getting those or just the one that showed in NY Toy Fair last month?I really want to get Grimlock and both leader class Optimus Prime
If we weren't who else would?
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558236)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
The Thuggernaut wrote:
TeamAutobots51817 wrote:are the leader class Grimlock and Evasion Optimus Prime from Hasbro or Takara?

I'm assuming Hasbro, I believe Australia gets Transformers from Hasbro.
Yeah, there's no Takara stuff at this event.

are we(the US)getting those or just the one that showed in NY Toy Fair last month?I really want to get Grimlock and both leader class Optimus Prime

I'd expect us (the US) to get all this because not everything we are sure to get was displayed at NY toyfair. Besides, I expect a lot more to came from this movie ;)
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558249)
Posted by Cyborgraptor on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
Are we really go to ignore the fact of how fucking scary Scorn looks?! He looks like total nightmare fuel!
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558250)
Posted by Janus Prime on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
I don´t think we´ve seen that art for Scorn before. It looks great.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558251)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
Cyborgraptor wrote:Are we really go to ignore the fact of how fucking scary Scorn looks?! He looks like total nightmare fuel!

He's plain awesome and the fanboy in me wants him in as many size classes as possible!
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558254)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:07pm CDT
Cyborgraptor wrote:Are we really go to ignore the fact of how fucking scary Scorn looks?! He looks like total nightmare fuel!
Janus Prime wrote:I don´t think we´ve seen that art for Scorn before. It looks great.
What scary Scorn art? This? :???:

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Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558257)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
Check out voger Grimlock's weapon storage
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Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558261)
Posted by Seibertron on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
Nice use of Seibertron.com's photos in this t-shirt ...

Image

Wow that really irks me.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558267)
Posted by Spleenzorio on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
Image

Optimus is like "DO YOU EVEN LIFT?!"
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558281)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CDT
I'm going to have to get all dem Dinobots. Not too sure on anyone else yet, but those Dinobots are an easy choice for me. I'm loving the way Scorn looks.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558282)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CDT
I fail to see what's so special about Scorn's design. Are people just really that into the idea of another Raptor TF?
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558283)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyborgraptor wrote:Are we really go to ignore the fact of how fucking scary Scorn looks?! He looks like total nightmare fuel!
Janus Prime wrote:I don´t think we´ve seen that art for Scorn before. It looks great.
What scary Scorn art? This? :???:

Image



He means this. On the side of the booth beside the door:

Image
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558284)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I fail to see what's so special about Scorn's design. Are people just really that into the idea of another Raptor TF?



Scorn is a Spinosaurus.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558286)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 4:58pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I fail to see what's so special about Scorn's design. Are people just really that into the idea of another Raptor TF?



Scorn is a Spinosaurus.
Right. Forgot that it was the blue toy that had the feathers, while the red toy had the back fin. :oops:
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558295)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 17th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I fail to see what's so special about Scorn's design. Are people just really that into the idea of another Raptor TF?



Scorn is a Spinosaurus.
Right. Forgot that it was the blue toy that had the feathers, while the red toy had the back fin. :oops:


To be pedantic, Scorn should be at least as tall as Grimlock if current scientific scales are to be believed. Likewise Slash should be either smaller than any other, or be reassigned to the bigger Deinonychus or the even bigger Utahraptor genus.

Eh, Jurassic Park ruined paleontology like Hasbro ruined scale :lol:
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558296)
Posted by TimothyR on March 17th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
i still can't get over the dumb colors they used for all of the dinobots.. it's pretty lame.

Seibertron wrote:Nice use of Seibertron.com's photos in this t-shirt ...

Image

Wow that really irks me.


that's strange.

i'm not sure of laws about stuff like this, but is there anything you can do?
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558297)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 17th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I fail to see what's so special about Scorn's design. Are people just really that into the idea of another Raptor TF?



Scorn is a Spinosaurus.
Right. Forgot that it was the blue toy that had the feathers, while the red toy had the back fin. :oops:


To be pedantic, Scorn should be at least as tall as Grimlock if current scientific scales are to be believed. Likewise Slash should be either smaller than any other, or be reassigned to the bigger Deinonychus or the even bigger Utahraptor genus.

Eh, Jurassic Park ruined paleontology like Hasbro ruined scale :lol:



Here's a picture of Hoist driving Huffer. :D

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Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558309)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 17th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:i still can't get over the dumb colors they used for all of the dinobots.. it's pretty lame.

Seibertron wrote:Nice use of Seibertron.com's photos in this t-shirt ...

Image

Wow that really irks me.


that's strange.

i'm not sure of laws about stuff like this, but is there anything you can do?


I know it sound shitty, but really what's Ryan supposed to do, file a lawsuit or C&D notice for Hasbro using photos he took of Hasbro products?
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558312)
Posted by Seibertron on March 17th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Nice use of Seibertron.com's photos in this t-shirt ...

Image

Wow that really irks me.


And here are all of the images as well as links to the galleries from where those images came from ...

Twin Twist http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ist/142/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /142/1/14/

Cliffjumper http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... mper/32/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... r/32/1/20/

Scourge http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... rge/219/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /219/1/37/

Jetfire http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ire/453/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /453/1/74/

Omega Supreme http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... eme/140/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /140/1/68/

G2 Optimus Prime http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ime/337/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /337/1/19/

Brawn http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... awn/399/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /399/1/15/

Perceptor http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... tor/164/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /164/2/30/

Yellow Cliffjumper http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... er/1080/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1080/1/25/

Hound http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... nd/1670/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1670/1/82/

Bumblebee http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ebee/30/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... e/30/1/11/

Prowl http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... owl/452/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /452/1/26/

Blitzwing http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ing/158/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /158/1/40/

Ironhide http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... de/1324/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1324/1/37/

Brawl http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... wl/1279/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1279/1/38/

Dirge http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ge/1327/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1327/1/35/

Galvatron http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ron/442/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /442/1/56/

Devastator http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... tor/139/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /139/1/39/

Thrust http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... st/1328/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1328/1/62/

Smokescreen http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... een/450/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /450/1/22/

Soundwave http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... wave/21/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... e/21/1/15/

Shockwave http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... wave/23/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... e/23/1/26/

Megatron http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... tron/35/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... n/35/1/48/

Rumble http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ble/873/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /873/1/63/

Sludge http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ge/1786/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1786/2/60/

Fortress Maximus http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... us/2119/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 119/2/157/

Predaking http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ing/427/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... /427/2/30/

Encore Skywarp http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... rp/1653/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1653/1/74/

Grimlock http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... ck/1789/1/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 1789/1/96/
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558319)
Posted by ausbot on March 17th, 2014 @ 7:15pm CDT
If Hasbro is using his images for their products then they should give this site some form of official recognition.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558358)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 17th, 2014 @ 9:13pm CDT
ausbot wrote:If Hasbro is using his images for their products then they should give this site some form of official recognition.


While they are rarely in any kind of position to give the site recognition or advertise it to the general public without making some kind of special, concerted effort, they do have folks (obviously) who are a presence on this site just the same way that IDW has some of their crew following the happenings on this site as well as Paramount from time to time.
The big problem is that Hasbro is a huge corporations with teams of lawyers who eat sites like this for breakfast and for whom conscience, respect, decency and morality never even enter their minds so pretty much the only recourse that Ryan has at this point that won't bankrupt him and lose him the site is to take it across the chin. Besides, there is also the question of whether this is even a Hasbro product. I'm saying this is fan made. Every single licensed Hasbro piece of apparel has their logo and copyright plainly placed in the lower right (as you're facing the product) corner of whatever picture is being used. There is nothing of the kind in the picture so I'm saying it's fan-made at which point this person better beg for mercy and start giving some recognition because Ryan will be in a position to nail their asses to the wall.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558367)
Posted by SFXPrime on March 17th, 2014 @ 9:36pm CDT
I really hope that is a leader class Evasion Optimus Prime. If it has the same level of transformation detail as the ROTF leader Prime did, i'm buying like three of them.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558370)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 9:46pm CDT
SFXPrime wrote:I really hope that is a leader class Evasion Optimus Prime. If it has the same level of transformation detail as the ROTF leader Prime did, i'm buying like three of them.
No toy in this line will have the same level of transformation detail as the ROTF leader Prime. Doing so would miss the entire point of it.
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558375)
Posted by Seibertron on March 17th, 2014 @ 10:00pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
ausbot wrote:If Hasbro is using his images for their products then they should give this site some form of official recognition.


While they are rarely in any kind of position to give the site recognition or advertise it to the general public without making some kind of special, concerted effort, they do have folks (obviously) who are a presence on this site just the same way that IDW has some of their crew following the happenings on this site as well as Paramount from time to time.
The big problem is that Hasbro is a huge corporations with teams of lawyers who eat sites like this for breakfast and for whom conscience, respect, decency and morality never even enter their minds so pretty much the only recourse that Ryan has at this point that won't bankrupt him and lose him the site is to take it across the chin. Besides, there is also the question of whether this is even a Hasbro product. I'm saying this is fan made. Every single licensed Hasbro piece of apparel has their logo and copyright plainly placed in the lower right (as you're facing the product) corner of whatever picture is being used. There is nothing of the kind in the picture so I'm saying it's fan-made at which point this person better beg for mercy and start giving some recognition because Ryan will be in a position to nail their asses to the wall.


Appreciate the support. Not looking to nail anyone's behinds to a wall, just would like after 14 years to be at a point where Hasbro can ask me for content and maybe they could send Seibertron.com some toys in advance for us to photograph for them and everyone else. That helps the marketing machine by building more hype for upcoming products. They get photos for their archive. You guys get pics in advance. Seibertron.com gets some extra traffic. Win-win situation.

It's not about who's right or wrong or anything legal-wise. It's just about professional and courteous conduct and respect. People at Hasbro know me, they know Seibertron, ... just odd that something would have gotten this far without some type of communication about it. Hasbro is a good company and I don't think any harm was intended.

Apparently the photos were used for the 2013 Transformers Retro Style Guide, which you can see on Hasbro designer Steven Lathrop's website at http://stevenlathrop.4ormat.com/457067-2013-transformers-retro-style-guide-art#

From what I have gathered, it sounds like quite a few images were archived in-house at Hasbro and someone removed the watermarks from the images. In come new people working on the brand, it's assumed that these archived images were photographed in-house, style guide project is created and launched, and the photos were supposedly used accidentally. It's been known for a while that Seibertron.com photos are used in-house at Hasbro and by various comic artists (the images show up periodically in the official powerpoint presentations shown at various conventions and even in at least one Million publishing book as reference material from Takara) but this is the first time I've seen my photos used at the retail level before (those shirts are available in Australia).
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1558449)
Posted by TimothyR on March 18th, 2014 @ 7:26am CDT
SFXPrime wrote:I really hope that is a leader class Evasion Optimus Prime. If it has the same level of transformation detail as the ROTF leader Prime did, i'm buying like three of them.


i just really hope that the paint job is more accurate. but being that the entire line is absolutely PLAGUED with just straight up wrong color choices.. i wouldn't be surprised if the leader class was some sort of dumb G2 homage.. even though it's a flat nose cab. at this point who knows what colors they're going to throw on these molds.

. and going by the voyager mold, which isn't all that bad, hopefully improvements will be made to fix some of the problems
Re: Australian Toy Fair Images and Info (1561598)
Posted by battlecollective on March 31st, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
SFXPrime wrote:I really hope that is a leader class Evasion Optimus Prime. If it has the same level of transformation detail as the ROTF leader Prime did, i'm buying like three of them.



The boxart indicates a leader class version of evasion mode optimus. The voyager version is already nice (I'm just not fond of the gaps behind the cab). I hope the leader class version deals with the gap issue, and I also hope it is close to the ROTF version in engineering ang aesthetics. I am not a fan of the newer, simpler leader class toys.


If it's a good toy, I'll definitely be getting it, but if it's simplistic, I'll get the voyager instead.