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BotCon 2011 Coverage - Transformers: Prime Packaging

Transformers News: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Transformers: Prime Packaging

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 8:01PM CDT

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Good evening Transformers fans! Coverage from BotCon 2011 begins today with site creator Ryan and his eagle eye camera, taking snaps of the upcoming Transformers toy line,Transformers: Prime! While these figures were on display at the 2011 Toy Fair, this is our first offering of the packaging for the line. We have 42 images for your viewing pleasure of Transformers: Prime - Bumblebee, Arcee and Starscream. Check out the full gallery by clicking the links or pictures in this post.

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Transformers: Prime Packaging (1233410)
Posted by mangrasshopper on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:13pm CDT
Love that packaging!!!
These cant come out soon enough!!
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:15pm CDT
Do they honestly have to put "Vehicle to Robot" stickers on the packaging? It's Transformers. The stuff has been on shelves for almost 30 years, and people still don't know? Ignorance.
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Posted by LiKwid on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:27pm CDT
Wow...not as bad as I thought they would look. That arcee mold is gonna repainted in a heart beat and some awesome customizer out there is gonna make some sort of combining monstrosity out of it~ whistles~

As much as I hate to say it but that BB looks kind of cool...
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Posted by King Slick on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:28pm CDT
The *ahem* lovely Arcee is going on my shopping list for sure. She is to good to remain trapped in packaging. The lady shall be within hours of purchase be liberated, gracefully of course.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:48pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Do they honestly have to put "Vehicle to Robot" stickers on the packaging? It's Transformers. The stuff has been on shelves for almost 30 years, and people still don't know? Ignorance.


In the toy store I was working at 3 or 4 Christmases ago, an elderly couple were shopping for a TF for their grandson. When I asked them if they had any idea which one he wanted, the old-timer replied, "Is there one that changes from a car into like a person?" To this day, I'm amazed that instead of cracking up, I replied without emotion, "Well, I know we DID have that guy..."

Kids grow up fast enough that every new iteration of the franchise means new fans, with relatives that had no prior reason to pay attention. Yet I agree that this particular blurb would make the most sense if people were presumed more familiar with robots converting into something other than vehicles; i.e. as Beast Wars was wrapping up.

As for the rest of the package, as 'meh' as I'm feeling about the Prime cartoon thus far, I realize now that I'm going to end up buying all of these eventually. I wonder if we'll get any sort of Jack Darby figure large enough to ride this Arcee, warranting the blurb, "Understated Sexual Tension Sold Separately"? Or maybe that's just my fixation on Nara from Robotix resurfacing.
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Posted by matticus prime on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:48pm CDT
These look awesome!! Anyone heard anything about a release date for these???
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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:08pm CDT
Not a fan of the majority of the movie designs/toys.
Could never get past the Playskool aesthetics of TFA.

Theseā€¦ I've been waiting for since those first Toy Fair pics, even though I've yet to watch an episode of "Prime."

For me, the holy grail of TFs is a motorcycle with a great 'bot mode. Arcee is the pinnacle of perfection so far. I really hope the paint apps on these carry over to actual production. All three of these are win. Win! WIN! :APPLAUSE:

(Though I am sad that Bumblebee may never be a little "bug" again.)
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Posted by retrothomas on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:15pm CDT
I am so psyched about this line! I love the cartoon and the character designs.

One complaint: Arcee doesn't have the "wings" like in the show and instead his big arm panels. That makes me a bit sad. I wonder if I can do some kind of hack to move those things and peg them in on her back to make her more show-accurate?

Other than that whining though, I'm super excited to collect all these guys! I can't wait to see Bulkhead and hopefully Wheeljack, Knockout... pretty much everyone!
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Posted by sabrigami on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:16pm CDT
One way or another I am going to own each of them. Do my eyes decieve me, or do the little cards say the release date is in July? :???: If that was true, that would be amazing :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by Blurrz on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:17pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:One way or another I am going to own each of them. Do my eyes decieve me, or do the little cards say the release date is in July? :???: If that was true, that would be amazing :KREMZEEK:


Haha, good to see you around sweetie ^_^
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Posted by sabrigami on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:20pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
sabrigami wrote:One way or another I am going to own each of them. Do my eyes decieve me, or do the little cards say the release date is in July? :???: If that was true, that would be amazing :KREMZEEK:


Haha, good to see you around sweetie ^_^


Glad to see you too. I'm always around, I just don't post much anymore because Tfs have been a little boring as far as releases are concerned :BANG_HEAD: I haven't bought a single Tf last month because of it, I'm dying for some new stuff atm
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Posted by outerglow on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:20pm CDT
I'm normally the kind of fan of TF to where I just read the updates and fansquee over the shows and movies and dont really dedicate my life to collecting the figures.... but the Screamer looks tight and I MUST HAVE IT!! :CON: =P~
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Posted by freaky777 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:22pm CDT
Wow if these do get released in July then I'm gonna be broke, with all the DOTM toys and these, too many Tfs to aquire in this short period of time..
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Posted by Metal Millitia on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:27pm CDT
I don't like the show at all but I must admit Starscream looks neat. The molds are pretty good!
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Posted by Starscream GaGa on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
I don't like the show either but I LOVE the character designs. Definitely picking up Starscream and may even collect the series.
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Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
This packaging is far superior to that of DOTM
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Posted by Fortress Rodimus on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:54pm CDT
These molds are really well done. I was wondering how good the arcee and starscream would be but they did an awesome job on them. I would love to pick them up if i were not strapped for cash.
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Posted by Duskfall on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:55pm CDT
that "First Edition" on the packaging just makes me wanna keep it in package all the more. lol.
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Posted by Blurrz on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:01pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:Glad to see you too. I'm always around, I just don't post much anymore because Tfs have been a little boring as far as releases are concerned :BANG_HEAD: I haven't bought a single Tf last month because of it, I'm dying for some new stuff atm


Haha, I know what you mean. I'm sure the TF:Prime toy line will breathe life into both of us!
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Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:05pm CDT
Starscream is a definite pick-up. Arcee if I have the money at the time.

Bring on Soundwave and Skyquake!
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:22pm CDT
I like the packaging but not a fan of the figures themselves, "Arcee" is the only one im somewhat interested in. She doesnt look bad & id use her as chromia. So whats the size like are they small like DOTM or are they a good size like classics?
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Posted by Jetstorm9221 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 11:06pm CDT
This packaging screams 90's to me. I LOVE IT! :APPLAUSE: :x
First edition? Is it polybagged? :lol:
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Posted by krenger99 on June 4th, 2011 @ 1:22am CDT
retrothomas wrote:One complaint: Arcee doesn't have the "wings" like in the show and instead his big arm panels. That makes me a bit sad. I wonder if I can do some kind of hack to move those things and peg them in on her back to make her more show-accurate.


Those arm blades are going to be removable/replaceable with some well placed rare earth magnets once I get my hands on her. Same technique will probably go into her shoulder "wings". I'm stoked about this line. I'm thinking I'm going to return some of the DOTM randoms I picked up even though I was second guessing them. Can't wait to take pics of my own tomorrow. :grin:
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Posted by Autobot032 on June 4th, 2011 @ 1:29am CDT
First Edition, eh? I hope these aren't difficult to find, because I want them. BADLY.

They look amazing. Hells yeah.
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Posted by Optimum Supreme on June 4th, 2011 @ 1:29am CDT
I don't really like that packaging, but hey, it's what's on the inside that counts! :lol:

And it's still way better than Cybertron's packaging was. Now there was some bad packaging.
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Posted by RhA on June 4th, 2011 @ 1:31am CDT
Such a shame I'll probably never see these figures in retail around here. Arcee looks GREAT. It seems I'm going to have to import.
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Posted by CrimsonPrime on June 4th, 2011 @ 2:41am CDT
The packaging looks plain awesome but...Is it just me or does Bumblebee look "plain"? His head looks unpainted or something...
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Posted by Ramscreamer on June 4th, 2011 @ 4:09am CDT
Lovve these! Gonna get arcee and starscream.
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Posted by robotmel on June 4th, 2011 @ 4:31am CDT
OMG!!
Arcee looks sooo gosh darn sexy (in a metallic robot kind of way, ahem :grin: )!!
Roll out the pink repaint/store exclusive with a possible remold/head swap to the one we all know and luurve, Transformers the Movie!! :x
You can keep your overpriced, poor quality 3rd party Arcee's in favour of this sweet mold anyday!
Till all are one! :BOT:
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Posted by cannonfodder4000 on June 4th, 2011 @ 4:43am CDT
krenger99 wrote:
retrothomas wrote:One complaint: Arcee doesn't have the "wings" like in the show and instead his big arm panels. That makes me a bit sad. I wonder if I can do some kind of hack to move those things and peg them in on her back to make her more show-accurate.


Those arm blades are going to be removable/replaceable with some well placed rare earth magnets once I get my hands on her. Same technique will probably go into her shoulder "wings". I'm stoked about this line. I'm thinking I'm going to return some of the DOTM randoms I picked up even though I was second guessing them. Can't wait to take pics of my own tomorrow. :grin:


I'm pretty sure those are just attached by pegs, so removing them won't be too hard. :D
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
Quite pleased at how good these figures look without all of Hasbro's Photoshoppery (it's a word!) As others have said it's rare that we get a Transformers motorbike that looks so good in both modes, so I find it amazing that I think Arcee may be the best of the three. I greatly enjoyed Transformers: Prime's debut mini-series, even if the main show is somewhat mediocre.

Whether or not I go for this line will depend heavily on what its top tier Optimus Prime and Megatron will be like. And also which other Transformers products are around at the time as price will be a issue, especially considering TFC Project Deva.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:05pm CDT
Have you had the chance to drool over our last batch of Tranformers Prime pictures? Well don't stop now because we have lots more to come. Here is the latest in our Transformers Prime Gallery. There are more pictures of Optimus Prime, Megatron and the SDCC Matrix packaged Optimus Prime. This brings the images in the Tranformers Prime Gallery to 86.

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Posted by Verathrax on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:18pm CDT
I dislike these.... alot. Except for the packaging of the actual optimus prime figure. Its kinda cool to say the least.
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:30pm CDT
Megatron needs a new head sculpt and alt mode, prime is crap & the matrix packaging is awesome
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:08pm CDT
That Megatron... is that the one that comes with Prime plus the kids or is this another one altogether? :???: And I also like how they reversed Drift's colors in his Shattered Glass counterpart. :x :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:18pm CDT
WOW!!!! THAT MATRIX PACAGE IS EPIC!!!!!!!!!!! :BOOM: :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:19pm CDT
So, who's gonna be rocking that Matrix packaging with me all summer long? Show of hands.
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Posted by griftimus prime on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:27pm CDT
wheres the rest. they have only shown 5 so far.
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Posted by DMSL on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:49pm CDT
Transformers Prime Arcee, Megatron and Starscream look badass. Optimus Prime still looks like a Fast Action Battler. Hasbro should replace all the grey with silver and lengthen the back of the truck.
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Posted by Mechastrike on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:04pm CDT
the Matrix packaging doubles as a container? cool
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:09pm CDT
Mechastrike wrote:the Matrix packaging doubles as a container? cool


No it doubles as a funky-fresh chain to rock around your neck!
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Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on June 5th, 2011 @ 2:00am CDT
That Megatron looks awesome! Is it a deluxe or voyager?
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 5th, 2011 @ 3:02am CDT
BATTOUSAI XD wrote:That Megatron looks awesome! Is it a deluxe or voyager?


If it's the two pack with OP and the human figs, it's deluxe class, set for release in July.

According to TFwiki, the TF Prime line will be be released in December 2011. If I recall correctly, there's a Voyager OP in the works, and almost definitely a voyager Megatron as well. Deluxe Soundwave is confirmed, and he is said to come with the bat drone that fits in his chest, and it doubles as a blade-weapon.
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Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on June 5th, 2011 @ 3:22am CDT
A voyager would be nice, but I really want a leader. I hope Hasbro doesn't decide to skip out on leaders for this line, as there is a lot of potential for some great figures. I'll have to get Soundwave as well. I like his look in the show, but I do wish he would actually talk, especially since Frank Welker is on the cast.
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Posted by craggy on June 5th, 2011 @ 6:03am CDT
Leader class figs seems unlikely since it's not a main line. All their Leader shelf space will be going to DOTM stuff, I reckon.

Maybe if the show and these toys do well they'll branch out more.
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Posted by CrimsonPrime on June 5th, 2011 @ 1:01pm CDT
So far the only Prime toy that I wanna buy is Megs. He looks pure epic and mind you he might be better than the WFC version :D.
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Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 5th, 2011 @ 1:55pm CDT
Megatron looks awesome despite the slight mistransformation in the picture (the piece sticking above his head should be on his back).

Optimus, not so much.
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Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 5th, 2011 @ 3:02pm CDT
Prime is a little bit of a let down.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 5th, 2011 @ 5:48pm CDT
BATTOUSAI XD wrote:...I like his look in the show, but I do wish he would actually talk, especially since Frank Welker is on the cast.


I'm with you on that. Sadly, Orci and Kurtzman have some kind of fixation with "radio-talk." According to TF-wiki, they were planning on letting Bee speak normally in ROTF, but they were so in love with the idea of him talking through the radio that they just decided to make him remain a mute in ROTF.

And now their love for radio-ese has flowed over to TF Prime. :roll:
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Posted by Warbreaker on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:08pm CDT
Looks nice, but the 'First Edition' tag sounds cheesy for a brand that's been around forever.

Deluxe Megs looks nice, bit of a shame the sub-par deluxe Prime gets the super-exclusive packaging.
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