BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 1:09PM CDT

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Hasbro's Representatives on the Panel
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Ben Montano
Lenny Panzica
Mark Maher
Bill Paukert
John Warden
Mark Weber

Initial powerpoint presentation was recycled from their Toy Fair presentation. Focuses on simplification of the transformations as well as other general brand information.

Rescue Bots
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Rescan Dinobot Optimus Prime
Rescan Dinobot Bumblebee
Rescan Dinobot Blades
Dinobot Chase
Dinobot Boulder
Optimus Primal

Hero Mashers
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Soundwave
Slug (as dinosaur)
Electronic Optimus Prime
Electronic Grimlock
2-Pack with Bumblebee and Strafe

Kre-o
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Custom Kreons Strafe, Slug, Grimlock and Scorn
Grimlock Unleashed set (out at retail currently)
Free TRU promo item Father/Son Building Event June 28th with Optimus and Grimlock
Universal Evac 4-Pack with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Evac, and Megatron (Fall 2014)

Age of Extinction
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Power Battlers Wave 3.0
Grimlock
Galvatron
Slug
Snarl (Off-screen hero)
Lockdown

Power Battlers Wave 4.0
Vehicon (off screen villain, black car from movie)
High Octane Bumblebee
Junkheap (Waste Management truck)
Helicopter Drift

1-Step Changers
Galvatron
Slug
Decepticon Steeljaw (wolf character from movie)
High Octane Bumblebee (looks much better than the first one)

1-Step Changers Wave 4.0
Strafe
Chevy Rally Car "Rollbar" (off screen hero)
G1 Prowl
ROTF Megatron

Age of Extinction Generations
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Lockdown with gun face!

Wave 3.0
Deluxe Bumblebee
Snarl (Off screen hero), fins separate and combine with his tail)
Hot Shot from the Crosshairs mold (blue car, red face ... looks more like Tracks)

Leader 2-Pack
Grimlock with Optimus Prime with different deco (fall 2014)
Autobots United 5-Pack with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Hound and Drift
Breakout Scene 3-Pack: white Optimus Prime (Farmageddon), Rollbar, and Deluxe Crankcase

SDCC Exclusives
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G1 Dinobots set with Strafe, Grimlock, Slug, and Snarl (where's Sludge/Slog? Hasbro said they are working on it for a separate release)
Matthew Reinhart designed the pop-up set. Unfolds in 1 move.
Till All Are One Tour Pack: War was started by break-up of this band. ;)
Tour posters, back stage pass, stickers, and more!

Legends Wave 4.0
Nemesis Prime with Spinister
Cliffjumper (with new head) with Suppressor

Deluxe Wave 5.0
New mold Chromia!!! Looks like a tron bike.
Arcee as G1 car ... THIS IS THE TOY I'VE BEEN WANTING FOR 28 YEARS!!!

Voyager Brainstorm as an actual Headmaster!!! New mechanism ... I think it has the Headmaster sensors too. Pilot fits in cockpit as well. Fans very excited about this!

2015 Preview
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All-New Packaging Style specifically for Generations
Legends Voyager and Leader itesms include character specific collector cards, deluxe items include full color comic

Legends Wave 1.0
Powerglide ... looks amazing!!!
Thundercracker
Skywarp is a strong possibility but not announced yet
Windcharger from the Tailgate mold
Bombshell

Voyager Optimus Prime (not based off an actual truck)

Leader 1.0
Megatron Tank looks like his G1 self, G1 cartoon torso, has working rubber treads, sticker sheet, can make Autobot Megatron
Armada Megatron (looks like remold from Megatron)
Planning to make more Generations Leader Class

Masterpiece
Sideswipe
Bluestreak (in Takara colors from original Masterpiece release)

Deluxe not shown ... 16 coming
4 Legends shown, 7 coming

Generations 2015 Theme
COMBINERS!!! Superion silhouette teased
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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584381)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 21st, 2014 @ 1:46pm CDT
:grin: Dis gon' be good
Even if everything's not perfect, I'm gonna try and take it in stride. Hasbro's trying, and I'm seeing alot of stuff here that sounds great
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584382)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 21st, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
Sweet baby jesus, Official Brainstorm as an actual headmaster. Hell yeah to Arcee and a big hell yeah to combiners.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584383)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
Generation One-accurate Arcee? Headmaster Brainstorm? Legends Bombshell? Combiners?! ARMADA F***ING MEGATRON?!?!?!?!? :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:





God. Dammit. Just when I thought I'd be passing on a buttload of stuff this year... they reel me right back in. Generations continues to be the bane of my wallet's existence. :-(
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584384)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 21st, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
I oughta stop calling stuff like "Hot Shot from Crosshairs". I seem to be jinxing #-o

A new packaging style for Generations 2015? Something tells me that'll be Series 3, and the initial line-up doesn't look too shabby. And Combiners? GIMME!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584385)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on June 21st, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
Masterpiece Bluestreak and Sideswipe.... Looking forward to those for sure, also Nemesis sounds awesome.

And those are just what I'm MOST excited about. Looking forward to hearing more and seeing some pics, especially since I couldn't be there!

Seibertron .... Keep the good stuff coming, the botcon news is rocking!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584386)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:04pm CDT
Welp, Hasbro just saved me $75 on Brainstorm since I'll be buying theirs and not Toyworld's now.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584387)
Posted by Deadput on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:13pm CDT
Wow



They lied to us



They said there would be no off screen movie characters in the Gen toyline.

And Snarl is not in the movie.....slag those guys at Hasbro.



But the Sonic's name is....Rollbar?

Who?


I mean what?

Who remembers a guy named Rollbar?
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584388)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:*snip*


Actually, they said that all the characters on-screen will receive toys, with some off-screen characters here and there.

Besides, they probably used "Rollbar" to refresh the trademark on the name. Not the first time it happened, definitely not the last.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584389)
Posted by Deadput on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:17pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:*snip*


Actually, they said that all the characters on-screen will receive toys, with some off-screen characters here and there.

Besides, they probably used "Rollbar" to refresh the trademark on the name. Not the first time it happened, definitely not the last.



Ahhhh ok then thanks for clarifying.



But Rollbar?


Thats a red shirt name.




Oh wait the Sonic was not spotted in Hong Kong......
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584392)
Posted by megatronus on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
The trend of massive amounts of voyagers is awesome. Hope Leader class does just as well.

Also still hope a voyager Megatron to match the voyager Optimus is in the works. :D
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584394)
Posted by Deadput on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
And also in that kids movie line.



G1 Prowl?
Wat is G1 movie now?


Rotf Megatron?
......wat?


Decepticon Steeljaw


as in the Autobot Steeljaw from dotm







but is now a Decepticon Steeljaws?

Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584395)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
[quote]Kreons Strafe, Slug, Grimlock and Scorn[/quote]
Yay! I was hoping they'd make Kreons of the Dinobots. A shame that being "Customizers" means they'll probably be stuck with just clear and chrome helmets instead of regular opaque ones, but that's easy enough to fix. Hope they make Snarl and the sauropod, too, regardless if they appear in the movie or not.

And yeah, lots of other cool stuff, though I need to actually see them first.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584396)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Decepticon Steeljaw

as in the Autobot Steeljaw from dotm



but is now a Decepticon Steeljaws?



Techncally speaking, Dark of the Moon Steeljaw never really appeared anywhere, other than Human Alliance Leadfoot. So it's perfectly okay!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584402)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:46pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:And also in that kids movie line.



G1 Prowl?
Wat is G1 movie now?


Rotf Megatron?
......wat?




I think after a certain wave the line will shift focus from the Movie to older series. After all, the official line name doesn't seem to be "Age of Extinction", but simply "Transformers" with "Robots in Disguise" and "Generations" as the main sub-lines... for now at least.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584404)
Posted by HiddenElephant on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
Hate to break it to ya chaps, but Chromia is NOT a new mold. It's a massive re-mold of Prime Arcee. Yeah, yeah, I know, looks completely different, but the transformation joints and many of the body and leg details are the exact same.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584405)
Posted by Deadput on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT







Rollbar is clearly X-Brawn



anyways sorry for using an enemies site for images Today i'm using both sites for news
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584407)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
HiddenElephant wrote:Hate to break it to ya chaps, but Chromia is NOT a new mold. It's a massive re-mold of Prime Arcee. Yeah, yeah, I know, looks completely different, but the transformation joints and many of the body and leg details are the exact same.


I disagree. Her design may be influenced from Prime Arcee, but in no way is it an overhaul. Same thing as Generation 2 Smokescreen and Energon Starscream: awfully similar engineering, but nothing mold-wise is shared.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584408)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:56pm CDT
Man looking at the images here and on other sites, Someone clearly did not give a single fuck in regards to the display cases, Figure are knocked of, mistransformed, boxes are even kicked over Christ sake
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584410)
Posted by Deadput on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
"Chevy Rally Car "Rollbar" (off screen hero)"




Is this confirmed?



I really hope this is not the case.



I'm just going to believe they are keeping it a secret until i see the movie. (and no one is going to convince me until then)
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584411)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:03pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:"Chevy Rally Car "Rollbar" (off screen hero)"

Is this confirmed?


It was said directly by the Hasbro reps there.

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