BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 5:09PM CDT

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Next group of official images is of Generations and Platinum Edition portions of Age of Extinction! Nothing much on the Generations front lines, though we do have a look at the oddly Tracks-esque Hot Shot, a redeco of Crosshairs.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Next up is the Breakout Scene set (affectionately known to fans and representatives as "Farmageddon"), which features a screen-accurate redeco of Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, an odd redeco of Generations Skids as Rollbar (who is clearly based on Shane's Chevrolet Sonic RS rally car), and a blue and black redeco of Dark of the Moon Crankcase, whose deco is evocative of his Generation One namesake, and seems to be based on one of the vehicles used in Agent Savoy's convoy during the raid on Cade Yeager's farm.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Want all five of the vehicular Age of Extinction Autobots without the hassle of hunting down each individual? Look no further! We also have wind of an upcoming exclusive that will include seemingly unaltered versions of Optimus Prime (who, actually, is altered, in that he has a faceplate and a black weapon), the 2014 Camaro version of Bumblebee, Drift, Crosshairs, and Hound.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

And to wrap up the Platinum Edition exclusives revealed thus far, we have a two pack of Generations Leaders Optimus Prime and Grimlock! Both figures seem to sport much more screen-accurate decoes than the regular retail releases of these figures.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584496)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
BRAINSTORM FTW,

While I have to hand it to Hasbro for finally giving us a proper G1 Arcee, I was hoping she'd have more IDW in her. Still looks nice, though.

Chromia looks good, but I'm not sure I would hunt for that one. I mean, if I see it, I may get it. The character just isn't super important to me.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584497)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
BRAINSTORM FTW! Doe he come with a briefcase?

While I have to hand it to Hasbro for finally giving us a proper G1 Arcee, I was hoping she'd have more IDW in her. Still looks nice, though.

Chromia looks good, but I'm not sure I would hunt for that one. I mean, if I see it, I may get it. The character just isn't super important to me.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584498)
Posted by Railbomb on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:14pm CDT
Screen accurate means clear blue plastic. Huh.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584501)
Posted by Convoy on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:21pm CDT
I'm... I'm in love! I thought I was done with CHUG.
I'm crying because I'm happy.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584503)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:22pm CDT
OK, so homestly, I'm a little dissappointed with how Optimus looks. BUT, he is a new mold figure, so there's that. Besides, we'll be getting the original Voyager mold shortly in that two-pack. And really, I do love that version of Prime.

Megatron...I'm...not sold. He'll be big for sure, but his legs are PRETTY skinny.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584504)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:22pm CDT
Why do they keep making that Crosshairs mold's windows clear? It makes the trenchcoat look weird, with part of it just hovering at his feet.

"Farmageddon" is pretty neat, though Crankcase only works because "G1!" Otherwise, he's rather boring, basically the original but with bright, cartoony blue instead of grey.


Could have placed the cars better. Drift is "driving" on Hound, destroying the whole illusion.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584506)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:23pm CDT
And now,more pictures from the BotCon 2014 Toy Panel we have images of the Transformers: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line. The gallery includes the Power Battlers, including Galvatron, Grimlock, High Octane Bumblebee, amongst others, and One Step Changers, which include G1 Prowl, Strafe, and Slug, and more. See a sneak peak below, and then visit the gallery to see the rest of the images.























Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584509)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:27pm CDT
Awesome looking toys! =P~ I don't think I can live without them!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584515)
Posted by Convoy on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
Dat belly and dose hips on Arcee. That fembot is built for making protoforms.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584516)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:42pm CDT
ARCEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BOMBSHELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BRAINSTORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
POWERGLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A GREAT LOOKING MEGATRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hasbro delivers!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584518)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
Straight from BotCon 2014 we have official images of upcoming Kre-O Custom Kreons including Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Galvatron and dinobots Strafe, Slug, Grimlock and Scorn. Added to the Hero Mashers line is an official image of Jetfire to mix and match with your other Hero Masher figures. Click on the images to see the full gallery.











Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584520)
Posted by ILL-Star on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:48pm CDT
Has anyone else realized that Chromia is a massive retooling of PRID Arcee?
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584522)
Posted by shocksound96 on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:50pm CDT
Looks like grimlock has a klingon batlyth
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584523)
Posted by shocksound96 on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
Looks like grimlock has a klingon batlyth
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584524)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 21st, 2014 @ 5:55pm CDT
Well, those Kreon Dinobots are disappointing. All grey, no dinosaur parts, barely anything that distinguishes them from each other... look more like generic knights than Dinobots. And the Deluxes looked so good, too.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584526)
Posted by Deadput on June 21st, 2014 @ 6:08pm CDT
Hmmmmm Rollbar looks like X-Brawn


Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584527)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 6:19pm CDT
With the mainline shenanigans out of the way, it's time for the more expensive spectrum of the Transformers fandom: the Transformers Collectors' Club! TFSS 3.0's selection has some interesting choices:

* Generation One Krok from Generations IDW Megatron (sports a new head and comes with Gatoraider, a redeco of the crocodile Arms Micron)

* Generation 2 Starscream from (surprising nobody) Classics Starscream

* Nacelle from the Classics Seeker mold (regular Seeker noggin with BotCon 2007 Thrust's wings)

* Serpent O.R. from Takara's Generations Ratbat (who is G.I. Joe Serpentor homage and an homage to Devils Due Comics' GI Joe vs. the Transformers crossover series)

* Zap with G.B. Blackrock from Generations Bumblebee mold and is an homage to a canceled Block Town toy line that Takara was going to come out with in 1995. Blackrock is a Kreon companion for Zap.

* Tarantulas from the Junkion mold, and will be accompanied by Prime Airachnid's Arms Microns (possible Airachnoid homage?)

According to our team present at the panel, there will be a seventh mystery figure to be shipped with the sixth and final figure.

Check out the mock-ups of these figures below!













The full gallery with some close-ups on some mock-ups can be seen by clicking here!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584528)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 21st, 2014 @ 6:24pm CDT
Definitely getting Nacelle and Krok.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584529)
Posted by Zeedust on June 21st, 2014 @ 6:31pm CDT
ILL-Star wrote:Has anyone else realized that Chromia is a massive retooling of PRID Arcee?


I think it might be one of those similar designs with separate molds things, like how Energon Starscream is similar to G2 Smokescreen but they don't share any actual tooling.

Speaking of retools (and Starscream), they couldn't save either Nacelle or G2 Starscream for next year's FSS?
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition (1584530)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on June 21st, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
Hideous every one of them, was really interested to see new versions of Prime and Megs, also the bonus of a proper CHUG Powerglide, but Hasbro have really screwed these up, over simplified transformations with blocky miss proportioned bot modes. Good thing the 3rd party firms are knocking stuff out of the park these days.

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