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Transformers News: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon!

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 4:37PM CDT

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That classic fast-talking 1986 Autobot is back, now as apart of the Generations toy line! Generations Blurr is a retool of Generations Drift, featuring new pistols and a sniper riffle! Blurr is slated for release around September, to view our photos of him from Botcon, click here!

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Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090849)
Posted by Ungie on June 26th, 2010 @ 4:45pm CDT
Blurrz, rejoice.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090850)
Posted by kookaburra on June 26th, 2010 @ 4:46pm CDT
Love him! I was worried he'd be a bit...monochrome with all the blue, but it looks like they've done a wonderful job getting the different hues to stand out.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090852)
Posted by Caelus on June 26th, 2010 @ 4:47pm CDT
I love that three-tone blue paint scheme on his vehicle mode.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090855)
Posted by Onslaught22 on June 26th, 2010 @ 4:51pm CDT
Onslaught22 wrote:Dear Santa (Hasbro),

I have been really good this year lining your coffers with my hard earned money. What I would really like for christmas are Generations Blurr, Generations Jazz, Generations Shockwave, and if it's not too much trouble, TFA Omega Supreme.

Thank you :grin:

NOTE: I know they are doing a Drift repaint for Blurr with a new head sculpt, I'm just a little disappointed with that thought



OK.... now that I've seen some photos, I am sold. I know I was hoping for a new mold, but this will do just fine :APPLAUSE:
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090857)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 26th, 2010 @ 4:58pm CDT
And hell yea Blurr is fecking amazing!
This is bought on sight.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090864)
Posted by Samsonator on June 26th, 2010 @ 5:26pm CDT
I'll admit I had my skepticisms about Blurr from Drift, but I can dig it. My fears have been put to rest, this is a must-buy (as most of Generations seems to be for me)
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090870)
Posted by Autobots....FIRE! on June 26th, 2010 @ 5:55pm CDT
Aww yeah!
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090872)
Posted by SJ21 on June 26th, 2010 @ 5:59pm CDT
Maybe all that shoulder kibble works for Drift, but I wish there was a way to trim it down for Blurr. Either way, I am buying him on sight.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090876)
Posted by Nekoman on June 26th, 2010 @ 6:05pm CDT
Blurr and Dirge are really impressive. I think Dirge is a unique and interesting variant that looks nothing like his Henkei and Botcon release. Likewise, Blurr is a real excellent reuse of the Drift mold, with some cool new weapons.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090879)
Posted by PhantomPrime on June 26th, 2010 @ 6:28pm CDT
As soon as I see Jazz and Wheeljack in Classics format, I'll finish my collection of my favorite Autobots.

So far, it's Drift, Soundwave and Megatron that catch my attention. Blurr is cool, but not a definite buy.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090882)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 26th, 2010 @ 8:31pm CDT
He's so beeeeeeeeaaaaaaaauuuuuuutiful..... -cries like there's no tomorrow- :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090890)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on June 26th, 2010 @ 8:42pm CDT
Dirge and Blurr are definite gets for me. As for Megatron and Soundwave...I need to see them on pegs. If they were on pegs now and I cave in and buy them, it'll only be to be completist about the WFC line (as I do plan for Prime and Bumblebee). Aren't they including Shockwave in some versions of the game? I think I'd be more willing to buy him if he gets a new figure...
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090899)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 26th, 2010 @ 8:55pm CDT
So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct? Blurr looks really solid. My only negative is the doors on his side, but since they hold his saweeet pistols, i can manage. The head sculpt is spot on. Generations is a must have line fore me.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090902)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 26th, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
WFC Soundwave is a MUST PURCHASE for me. I will get Dirge as he is closer to being accurate than the Botcon one is (BC one will return to his happy slumber in the box).
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090907)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:04pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct?


No, my friend, this is merely a drop in the ocean. Don't forget they need to include more Classic Voyagers and possibly Leaders (Like a Classic Leader Class Optimus Prime/Megatron). Expect more figures to come! :BOOM: =P~
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090922)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:21pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct?


No, my friend, this is merely a drop in the ocean. Don't forget they need to include more Classic Voyagers and possibly Leaders (Like a Classic Leader Class Optimus Prime/Megatron). Expect more figures to come! :BOOM: =P~


I am pretty sure the Generations line was intended to be a deluxe class only line. But i agree, I would love to see some other classes thrown into the mix.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090927)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:27pm CDT
This is pretty odd but.....I like the boxes...
Anyhow, not really into non movie things but if there is some way Straxus can look movie-ish I may get him...
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090933)
Posted by Naked Magnus on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:34pm CDT
I guess this means no Hasbro Generations Arcee then?
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090941)
Posted by rpetras on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:41pm CDT
Blurr = meh I-)

I'll probably end up getting him at some point, but I think I'll stick with TFA Blurr as the official Blurr of my "Classics" collection. He's the only TFA fig I think can pull off the crossover.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090944)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:44pm CDT
revengeofstarscream wrote:I guess this means no Hasbro Generations Arcee then?

not yet at least, but there is always 2011 to hope for
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090946)
Posted by Mkall on June 26th, 2010 @ 9:49pm CDT
revengeofstarscream wrote:I guess this means no Hasbro Generations Arcee then?

We still have an entire panel of Hasbro awesomeness tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090966)
Posted by BlueStreak27 on June 26th, 2010 @ 10:31pm CDT
I can't wait to get Blurr!!! Here's hoping for a Generations Broadside, Jazz, Wheeljack, Arcee, Kup and Ultra Magnus!
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090973)
Posted by Elvaan on June 26th, 2010 @ 11:02pm CDT
In regards to Blurr, I think this pic exlains how I feel.
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Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1090980)
Posted by Anonymous. on June 26th, 2010 @ 11:34pm CDT
My life is complete
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091007)
Posted by Caelus on June 27th, 2010 @ 1:04am CDT
rpetras wrote:He's the only TFA fig I think can pull off the crossover.


TFA Arcee looks okay if she's standing next to Classics Bumblebee - Their heads are the same size and their colors are both quite bright, which is a big part of what makes her seem odd next to the others.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091033)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on June 27th, 2010 @ 3:22am CDT
How is Dirge controversial?
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091038)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on June 27th, 2010 @ 3:30am CDT
I never got that, I heard someone also mention "Seeker hating" a month or 2 ago, I don't get it.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091044)
Posted by Gripen1974 on June 27th, 2010 @ 3:49am CDT
Blurs retooling with the guns and Drifts old head can is see become a good classic Getaway, to make it perfect is a minicon that can be attached as an engine.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091054)
Posted by feeiq90 on June 27th, 2010 @ 5:01am CDT
does anyone know when the wave 2 will hit malaysia??
megs is a must,red alert however,im not sure..
the head is suppose to be red,juz like the hnkei...
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091059)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 27th, 2010 @ 6:07am CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct?


No, my friend, this is merely a drop in the ocean. Don't forget they need to include more Classic Voyagers and possibly Leaders (Like a Classic Leader Class Optimus Prime/Megatron). Expect more figures to come! :BOOM: =P~


I am pretty sure the Generations line was intended to be a deluxe class only line. But i agree, I would love to see some other classes thrown into the mix.


Ok, but think about this; it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE that an entire line would only consist of Deluxes. It would be like having an egg sandwich that had only egg and nothing else, not even the bread. :-B
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091061)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 27th, 2010 @ 6:21am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct?


No, my friend, this is merely a drop in the ocean. Don't forget they need to include more Classic Voyagers and possibly Leaders (Like a Classic Leader Class Optimus Prime/Megatron). Expect more figures to come! :BOOM: =P~


I am pretty sure the Generations line was intended to be a deluxe class only line. But i agree, I would love to see some other classes thrown into the mix.


Ok, but think about this; it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE that an entire line would only consist of Deluxes. It would be like having an egg sandwich that had only egg and nothing else, not even the bread. :-B


Well, Machine Wars and the first Universe line only had two main retail classes: Deluxe and Mega/Ultra. I could see Generations only having one Class, since the rest is taken up by either PCC or HFTD.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091092)
Posted by Jenus on June 27th, 2010 @ 8:56am CDT
Blurr looks fantastic!!!

WFC Megatron and Soundwave nice but again would rather wait for Takara's versions I just hope my love for Takara's stuff doesn't betray me though I'm sure they'll be available in late 2011 or sometime in 2012.

As for Generations Dirge it's nice to see him in accurate colors but again I prefer Takara's version now if Hasbro would have done like Takara and put the paint apps on both sides of his wings I would be all for this version but I'll still pick him up. Thrust is almost perfect if only they would have not used that damn movie color faction symbol it should have been purple or purple with a white background.

Now I really hope they do not release Thundercracker in the Generations line, all these characters that have been released are taking up spots for more characters they could have added in the classics line.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091101)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 27th, 2010 @ 9:34am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct?


No, my friend, this is merely a drop in the ocean. Don't forget they need to include more Classic Voyagers and possibly Leaders (Like a Classic Leader Class Optimus Prime/Megatron). Expect more figures to come! :BOOM: =P~


I am pretty sure the Generations line was intended to be a deluxe class only line. But i agree, I would love to see some other classes thrown into the mix.


Ok, but think about this; it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE that an entire line would only consist of Deluxes. It would be like having an egg sandwich that had only egg and nothing else, not even the bread. :-B


Well, Machine Wars and the first Universe line only had two main retail classes: Deluxe and Mega/Ultra. I could see Generations only having one Class, since the rest is taken up by either PCC or HFTD.


Plus, y'know, that part in the TFCC magazine where Matt Proulx from Hasbro said:

"When we made the decision to introduce the Generations line, we decided to keep the line focused on the Deluxe scale."
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091114)
Posted by omega666 on June 27th, 2010 @ 10:10am CDT
G1 Ratchet repaint?
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091138)
Posted by GEEWUN on June 27th, 2010 @ 10:58am CDT
MUST HAVE BLURR BUMBLEBEE AND MEGATRON!!!!!!

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Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091159)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 27th, 2010 @ 11:32am CDT
Ooh, my wallet's gonna hate me...
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091201)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 27th, 2010 @ 1:34pm CDT
I took some video of the new characters and when I approached where Blurr was displayed my mouth dropped
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091281)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 27th, 2010 @ 8:32pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Oh my God, Dirge actually looks better than the Takara version. Other than that, everything that is on display there are all bought for me :lol: :lol: :lol:



In the back right of the Straxus picture, you will see a blurred image of what looks to be the third mode you've been so eager to see.


Yay, ty ty ty. I owe you for that point-out there! :lol:
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091284)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 27th, 2010 @ 8:40pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:So now we have seen the entire Generations line, correct?


No, my friend, this is merely a drop in the ocean. Don't forget they need to include more Classic Voyagers and possibly Leaders (Like a Classic Leader Class Optimus Prime/Megatron). Expect more figures to come! :BOOM: =P~


I am pretty sure the Generations line was intended to be a deluxe class only line. But i agree, I would love to see some other classes thrown into the mix.


Ok, but think about this; it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE that an entire line would only consist of Deluxes. It would be like having an egg sandwich that had only egg and nothing else, not even the bread. :-B


Well, Machine Wars and the first Universe line only had two main retail classes: Deluxe and Mega/Ultra. I could see Generations only having one Class, since the rest is taken up by either PCC or HFTD.


Plus, y'know, that part in the TFCC magazine where Matt Proulx from Hasbro said:

"When we made the decision to introduce the Generations line, we decided to keep the line focused on the Deluxe scale."


...Oh.

Guess I never heard of that. Although I really want to, I'm not a member of the TFCC. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091299)
Posted by Convotron on June 27th, 2010 @ 9:45pm CDT
Very cool use of the Drift mold for a Blurr figure. Two things stand out to me. First is the sniper rifle's side grip, which is rare, if not a first, for TF guns(reminiscent of the frequent use of side grips in Gundam beam rifles by the way).

The second thing is the way that the figure has the articulation ability to actually hold the sniper rifle by both the grip and side grip. I wonder if it will be able to hold the rifle in other positions as well?

The range of articulation in current TF figures is steadily improving and I'm quite happy about it! I've only recently picked up RotF Voyager Mindwipe and its articulation in bot mode is great, especially for its unorthodox body type and transformation design.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091405)
Posted by Daddycon on June 28th, 2010 @ 7:49am CDT
omega666 wrote:G1 Ratchet repaint?


I was wondering the same thing when I saw the fig to Blurr's right. Is that Ratchet peeking through? Headmold looks a bit like Energon Arcee. Paradon medic perhaps?
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091507)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 28th, 2010 @ 4:24pm CDT
Convotron wrote:Very cool use of the Drift mold for a Blurr figure. Two things stand out to me. First is the sniper rifle's side grip, which is rare, if not a first, for TF guns(reminiscent of the frequent use of side grips in Gundam beam rifles by the way).



Classics Astrotrain has a side grip on his gun, but he's completely incapable of using it. :lol: It's just there for weapon storage in vehicle mode.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091516)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 28th, 2010 @ 4:43pm CDT
Daddycon wrote:
omega666 wrote:G1 Ratchet repaint?


I was wondering the same thing when I saw the fig to Blurr's right. Is that Ratchet peeking through? Headmold looks a bit like Energon Arcee. Paradon medic perhaps?



Yeah, check out the HFTD albums. Its a Rescue Ratchet repaint to the deluxe figure, just like the did to the voyager.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091534)
Posted by Convotron on June 28th, 2010 @ 4:57pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Classics Astrotrain has a side grip on his gun, but he's completely incapable of using it. :lol: It's just there for weapon storage in vehicle mode.


Hehe, maybe someday Astrotrain will finally be able to reach the side grip of the gun! You can do it, Astrotrain!
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091688)
Posted by Droptested Thrice on June 28th, 2010 @ 11:54pm CDT
feeiq90 wrote:does anyone know when the wave 2 will hit malaysia??
megs is a must,red alert however,im not sure..
the head is suppose to be red,juz like the hnkei...


Red Alert's head is red in the cartoons, but it's black on the original G1 toy.

http://www.tfu.info/1985/Autobot/RedAlert/redalert.htm
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091705)
Posted by feeiq90 on June 29th, 2010 @ 1:25am CDT
oh now i see...
so takara's is always toon accurate,whereas hasbro's
is more 'g1-toys' accurate it seems...
i mean,look at universe cyclonus....
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091846)
Posted by Stockade on June 29th, 2010 @ 11:17am CDT
Well, all I can say is I've been on this website since botcon started and man! soooo many good things to come and the buck doesnt stop there, from what can see and hear from what everyone has posted and sent pics of, we have a great line coming from Hasbro and hopefull they keep up the good job.

Now, down to business about everything Gen-line.

Blurr is great, yeah there should be some kibble improvement here and there, but at least we got him.

Red Alert is nice, but i have the Henkei version which too me its much nicer and has better detailing, but its nice for Hasbro to bring Red Alert out for us and for thoughs who missed the Henkei version and or didnt want to pay the higher price.

Plus i know theres more to come like Jazz, wheeljack and Grapple and Scourge from what im hearing. All i can say is if Scourge is coming out im buying 5 or 6 of this guy.

WFC figures: So far the Megatron and Soundwave look awesome, but Prime and BB doesnt interest me. Maybe only Depections for the WFC line for me.

Even though i swore nothing movie-ish from the HFTD line, but Sea Spray, Payload and Banzaitron look good i think. Sea Spray can fit into my Classic/Gen-line i believe, Payload im turning into Landfill (kitbash) and Banzaitron will be a Shadow warrior version of Bludgeon, like Shadow Cmdr Megs. Just really like Banzaitron colors in alt mode and in bot mode for some reason...

I guess only time will tell what other surprise Hasbro holds for us in the near future.


Until all are one.....
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091856)
Posted by Stockade on June 29th, 2010 @ 11:44am CDT
Jenus wrote:Blurr looks fantastic!!!


Now I really hope they do not release Thundercracker in the Generations line, all these characters that have been released are taking up spots for more characters they could have added in the classics line.



How can you say that! What about people that have just started collecting or people that have a budget! I'm sure most of us like myself have bills, a mortgage and most of all a family to support, not everyone has a disposable income for Transformers, but if you do, that fine im sure all of us wish we had that, but back to the point, Hasbro should make TC for the Gen-line and that way the Seeker line can be complete and people who has budget doesn't have to worry about spending over a certain amount for just one figure.
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091877)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 29th, 2010 @ 12:26pm CDT
Convotron wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Classics Astrotrain has a side grip on his gun, but he's completely incapable of using it. :lol: It's just there for weapon storage in vehicle mode.


Hehe, maybe someday Astrotrain will finally be able to reach the side grip of the gun! You can do it, Astrotrain!


He just needs some encouragement. Go Astrotrain! :lol:
Re: First Look at Generations BLURR from Botcon! (1091915)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on June 29th, 2010 @ 1:33pm CDT
Supreme Convoy wrote:How is Dirge controversial?

It's because the Dirge and Thrust figures made from what was initially the Classics Starscream mold were meant to be BotCon '07 exclusive. The controversy was over the fact that TakaraTomy released them in the Henkei line. Those figures were further retooled (so that they're different from the BotCon '07 figures), however, and the Generations figures are repaints of what was released in the Henkei line. Edit: to give an example of what I mean, BotCon Dirge was a straight repaint of Classics Ramjet, where as the mold used for Henkei and Gen was given different wings. Nearer to G1 Dirge than what Ramjet's wings would have allowed for.

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