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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:

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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 mirageandjazz1197 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 mirageandjazz1197 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 mirageandjazz1197 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

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but is now a Decepticon Steeljaws?

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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584395)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
Kreons Strafe, Slug, Grimlock and Scorn

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

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but is now a Decepticon Steeljaws?

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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 mirageandjazz1197 on June 21st, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
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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
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 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)
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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.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584412)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:"Chevy Rally Car "Rollbar" (off screen hero)"

Is this confirmed?


It was said directly by the Hasbro reps there.




That's a lot of detail on an off screen one step TF.



plus when has Hasbro said something that proves to be false later.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584413)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:"Chevy Rally Car "Rollbar" (off screen hero)"

Is this confirmed?


It was said directly by the Hasbro reps there.




That's a lot of detail on an off screen one step TF.


Guess we'll find out in less than a week! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584414)
Posted by STINGRAY749 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:08pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
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.

Might be the case but it looks a lot like a remold to me.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584415)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:09pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:"Chevy Rally Car "Rollbar" (off screen hero)"

Is this confirmed?


It was said directly by the Hasbro reps there.




That's a lot of detail on an off screen one step TF.


Guess we'll find out in less than a week! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




But really Bay could of just said its not a transformer instead of letting masive debates happen.


Its a really fishy thing



Well Rollbar is going to be the most overhyped non TF ever.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584416)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:12pm CDT
Junkheap!!!!!

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and the Vehicons are



Rally Fighters?

Well they are used by KSI they could be man built tfs

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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584418)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:14pm CDT
If you could refrain from posting images from other fansites while we get our own up, we'd really appreciate it. ;)
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:If you could refrain from posting images from other fansites while we get our own up, we'd really appreciate it. ;)



Sorry i'm just using what i can.


I'll stop now.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584420)
Posted by HiddenElephant on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:17pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
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.


Nope, sorry, totally is a remold. I got the pictures over from TFormers, because they got display pics faster than here, and here's a, well, it's pretty bad, but it's still a picture of the robot mode.

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Now, I instruct you to observe the main body, the upper legs, and the toes. If you have any PRID Arcee variation, and if you take a look, you will note that there is an all-too-strong correlation between the body and legs of Arcee and the body and legs of Chromia. Not to mention the upper arms appear to have not been changed at all. If Chromia has been enlarged, due to not having super-massive gimmick weapon, then you take the point. As it stands, Chromia is a remold. A lot like Sandstorm is, frankly.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584421)
Posted by HiddenElephant on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:If you could refrain from posting images from other fansites while we get our own up, we'd really appreciate it. ;)

Sorry, didn't see this. They just got their gig up faster than you did.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584422)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:24pm CDT
Hey, If that Optimus/Grimlock Leader 2 pack gets rids of Prime's Yellow windows and Doesn't ruin anything else, I'm in.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584427)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
STINGRAY749 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
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.

Might be the case but it looks a lot like a remold to me.

Yeah no, He's right it is a massive remold retool, this is not a G2 Smokescreen V. Energon Starscream thing. However, they pulled a springer into Sandstorm and retooled so much of the figure, it might as well be a new one. Sorry for using another sites pics

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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584430)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
Hot on the heels of the BotCon 2014 Hasbro Toy Panel, we have our first sneak peaks of a handful of the newly revealed Generations figures! Figures that were on the floor are Deluxes Arcee and Chromia; Voyager Brainstorm; and Legends Cliffjumper with Suppressor and Nemesis Prime with Spinister!

**EDIT**The gallery now includes some nice in-package shots of Nightbeat (available Sept 2014) and Windblade.

View the preliminary galleries below, but to view the full gallery of these exciting reveals, click here!

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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584434)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:49pm CDT
Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need.Need. :BOOM:
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584435)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
That Arcee is hella G1. I was kinda expecting her to at least have some IDW in her. Whatever i'ma buy it anyway.
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Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:53pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Voyager Brainstorm



I can die happy now. This is the one figure I've been hoping for from the bunch.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584439)
Posted by philswitch engage on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:55pm CDT
Oh My God!

Brainstorm just made me mess up my pants.

So glad I didn't spring for any of the third party brainstorms. This one looks amazing.

And I can totally see Chromia repainted with a new head as Afterburner.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584440)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:55pm CDT
I need all of them. ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584441)
Posted by Umbra on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:55pm CDT
They mentioned wanting to get a g1 Sludge out? Any hopes of a wider individual release of the g1 color schemes?
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584443)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 21st, 2014 @ 3:57pm CDT
As an aside, the fact the Brainstorm is a headmaster, kinda makes me even more disappointed in TFCC chromedome...
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:As an aside, the fact the Brainstorm is a headmaster, kinda makes me even more disappointed in TFCC chromedome...


All the more proof Hasbro and FunPub are two distinct entities with their own distinct ideas.
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584449)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:06pm CDT
I'm pretty sure that 99% of the fandom thought when Arcee got a new form for Earth in the comics that resembled closely the G1 self in robot mode (randomly and out of the blue no less), and BBTS had the mysterious listing which included both her and Chromia- well, it was inevitable.

Chromia being a different mold and not a repaint, and very representative of her current IDW self, well that's a big surprise.

Brainstorm cool. Legends that are not mini-bots seem-- wasteful -- yes I know they are repaints which are supposed to be a cheap $$$ maker. I'm really only tempted because of the micromaster/minicon homages.
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Posted by MightyMagnus78 on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Countless third parties, and final Hasbro gives us an official 'G1' Arcee!
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584454)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:As an aside, the fact the Brainstorm is a headmaster, kinda makes me even more disappointed in TFCC chromedome...


All the more proof Hasbro and FunPub are two distinct entities with their own distinct ideas.

Now I can think about would be the hypothetical Voyager Chromedome with a headmaster buddy. Honestly a semi-comic accurate head that turns into a little man is equal to or greater than a static comic accurate head. Maybe i'm weird that way.
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Posted by Burn on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584460)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
And just when I think I won't be spending any more money on Transformers this year...
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584461)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
We got a small taste at what's to come with the on-floor gallery of several of the new Generations toys revealed today, but are you ready for a whole serving? That's right, it's official images time!

First dish of the meal are the Generations Legends figures, whose ranks were reinforced with the arrival of Nemesis Prime (obligatory baddie redeco of the previous Optimus Prime mold) with Spinister(redeco of Bumblebee's partner Blazemaster); Cliffjumper (more than obligatory redeco of the previous Bumblebee mold) with Suppressor (redeco of Optimus Prime's partner Roller); and currently parnter-less Thundercracker, Windcharger, Powerglide, and Bombshell (that's right, he's Bombshell now, no longer Hardshell!)

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The next part of the meal encompasses the newly revealed Generations Deluxes, the long-overdue Arcee and Chromia!

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Also available on the menu are two entrees of your choosing: Brainstorm (with a functioning Headmaster gimmick!) and Optimus Prime (loosely based on his appearance in the IDW comics)

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And finally, to round off the meal, we have double trouble Megatrons! The first Megatron is slavishly Generation One, while the second version of Megatron takes his ques from his Armada counterpart (complete with his classic serrated horns!)

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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584465)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:34pm CDT
Loving Powerglide, Megatron and Bombshell. The Arcee looks cute but Delicate warrior is cuter IMO. Very impressed overall though, looks like the dark days of 2012 are well and truly over
Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584467)
Posted by Amelie on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:35pm CDT
If I give Chromia Arcee's head and paint the pink blue - it becomes YURI from Tron. :D
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel (1584475)
Posted by HiddenElephant on June 21st, 2014 @ 4:43pm CDT
The legends look good, and I really like Bombshock.
I don't like the way Arcee was done too terribly much. Too much backpack is the primary issue. Also, points to me for saying Chromia is a remold.
Brainstorm looks really flepin' good, even if he is incredibly simple.
Optimus Prime is....Super Blocky! It makes me laugh a little bit. That, and how simple he is as well. And his vehicle mode is interesting too.
As for the Megatrons, well, Armada is sadly a remold of the IDW(?) and does not appear to come with a minicon, though he sports the pegs for it. Also the mold isn't as proportioned as I'd want with a Megatron, with too-thin legs to support the large mold.
Also, much simple.

All-in-all, some may be unhappy with the more simple transformations. Some may be happier with the blocky-bots. But, I think that if this is handled right, these voyagers and leaders are the right kind of toys to ensure the next generation of fans to support the Transformers.

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