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First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon?

Transformers News: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 6:22AM CST

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Seibertron.com user gavinfuzzy, in their online research, has come across an interesting listing from Brazilian site HobbyBrinquedos. The item appears to be a Hero Masher (figures with removable parts, that kids can mix and match to create different combinations) figure, with electronic features, of the upcoming Age of Extinction Grimlock! As much as the toy does not look like some of the artwork we've seen so far, and the product is not named, the colour scheme matches - but is that enough? Could it be one of the other Dinobots? Check out the image below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

UPDATE: There seems to be a whole range of Mashers planned, with additional figures fitting different aesthetics, from movieverse to IDW comics to G1 to Prime. Check out all the images below!

Transformers News: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift/Bludgeon?

Transformers News: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift/Bludgeon?

Transformers News: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift/Bludgeon?


Figure with electronic lights and featuring battle accessory, missile launcher and ports compatible with products from all Mashers line, allowing you to build and customize your action figures! Box dimensions: 04. C 31 x W 07 x H 23 cm.
Credit(s): HobbyBrinquedos
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Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546389)
Posted by njb902 on January 30th, 2014 @ 6:27am CST
Ravage XK wrote:Mashers seem to be toys where you can swap limbs etc with other Mashers toys as I found here though who would want a t-rex with Iron Mans arms?


Interesting. It's not exactly a new idea, but I bet kids love them.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546391)
Posted by TimothyR on January 30th, 2014 @ 6:54am CST
njb902 wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Mashers seem to be toys where you can swap limbs etc with other Mashers toys as I found here though who would want a t-rex with Iron Mans arms?


Interesting. It's not exactly a new idea, but I bet kids love them.


yeah.. kids love them sooo much that they don't even want to take them out of the store.. it seems as though they prefer the way they look on the pegs. lol

at least that's the way it is at the stores in my area.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546392)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 30th, 2014 @ 6:55am CST
There is a whole Transformers Mashers range planned.

Most figures are G1 themed... with a Prime bulkhead...

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Link: http://hobbybrinquedos.com.br/produto_s ... p?p_i=3428

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Is that drift? Or just a confused Bludgeon?

Link: http://hobbybrinquedos.com.br/produto_s ... p?p_i=3427

Looks rather Meh. I don't see this being any kind of a success. Its action masters again.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546397)
Posted by wolverinetodd on January 30th, 2014 @ 7:27am CST
TimothyR wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Mashers seem to be toys where you can swap limbs etc with other Mashers toys as I found here though who would want a t-rex with Iron Mans arms?


Interesting. It's not exactly a new idea, but I bet kids love them.


yeah.. kids love them sooo much that they don't even want to take them out of the store.. it seems as though they prefer the way they look on the pegs. lol

at least that's the way it is at the stores in my area.


No, not a new idea. I've seen blocky Marvel figures with the same idea. I'm sure DC Comics is working on something as well or already has something similar already out there.

Nothing but Construct-Bots toys cluttering the shelves and pegs in most of the stores I've been to in my area. These particular construction toys are facing an early grave similar to the Kreon toy sets. Neither the Kreon nor the Construct-Bots toys actually transformed and that was their downfall. To go from robot to vehicle you have to disassemble then reassemble. Much of the Kreon toys sets have been clearanced out and I foresee that happening to the Construct-Bots this summer/fall, if not sooner. As it stands now though, shelves and pegs are so full of the Construct-bots to the point that there's no where to put the new Deluxe and Voyager 2014 toys. Thank goodness for www.hasbrotoyshop.com, otherwise I'd never get any of the new stuff.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546399)
Posted by ZackRoyer on January 30th, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
It is just me or we are getting more Non-Transformable transformers toys than original transformers?
(And by original I mean transformers that aren't buttom-transformed or "simplified" versions)
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546403)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2014 @ 7:56am CST
ZackRoyer wrote:It is just me or we are getting more Non-Transformable transformers toys than original transformers?
(And by original I mean transformers that aren't buttom-transformed or "simplified" versions)


Keep in mind that all the reveals we've had so far are for licensed products, rather than the main lines.

The only actual Hasbro releases we've seen for the new lines are these Mashers, the Rescue Bots line (who do transform), and the Battle Bots. The actual toys will be shown at the New York Toy Fair on 16-19th February! :D
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546407)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:01am CST
scary stuff. very scary. its like they want to destroy the franchise in one year.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546408)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:02am CST
If that is the AOE design for Grimlock, he's very G1-colored.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546414)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:14am CST
Cute idea. I'm sure at least some of the youngsters may get a kick out of these. Shoot, I may actually pick up Starscream and IDW Bumblebee for myself. They did a really good job on those two.
I couldn't tell if that was supposed to be AoE Hound or Bulkhead though. Doesn't matter, didn't float my boat either way and I'm not impressed with anything I'm seeing pertaining to AoE anyways so I'll be saving my money from that line to put towards Generations and the more interesting aspects of the novelty lines like this one.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546422)
Posted by megatronus on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:30am CST
gavinfuzzy wrote:Most figures are G1 themed... with a Prime bulkhead...

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HOLD UP - I think that star on "Bulkhead" is our first indicator that this is, in fact, their Hound design!

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Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546423)
Posted by ZackRoyer on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:30am CST
griftimus prime wrote:scary stuff. very scary. its like they want to destroy the franchise in one year.


That would explain "Age of Extinction" on the movie title.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546426)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:33am CST
griftimus prime wrote:scary stuff. very scary. its like they want to destroy the franchise in one year.


Someone has made the same statement about every line, every sub-line, and every series they've ever produced. It's getting old now. Enough with the Chicken Little "The sky is falling" crap. Time to retire that nonsense. >:oP
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546430)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2014 @ 9:10am CST
How about instead of getting dumber toys we get smarter kids ? I mean seriously, back in the 80s one line fit all ages and it worked fine. Now every year bumblebee and prime get 10 different figures and 8 of them suck. This is wasted plastic that could be used to give us more deluxe and voyager molds that will actually sell instead of warming the shelf like this crap.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546431)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2014 @ 9:17am CST
How about not complaining about toys that weren't meant for you anyway? Do you go to the Barbie forums and complain about the Barbie dolls? These are kids toys; they're not meant for you. If you don't like them you don't have to buy them. It's not like plastic is a limited resource. If Hasbro didn't make these, they'd make something else FOR KIDS, not more Voyagers for collectors.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546434)
Posted by njb902 on January 30th, 2014 @ 9:24am CST
Rated X wrote:How about instead of getting dumber toys we get smarter kids ? I mean seriously, back in the 80s one line fit all ages and it worked fine. Now every year bumblebee and prime get 10 different figures and 8 of them suck. This is wasted plastic that could be used to give us more deluxe and voyager molds that will actually sell instead of warming the shelf like this crap.


I just can't help but feel sorry for you.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546440)
Posted by Ravage XK on January 30th, 2014 @ 9:32am CST
Interesting that G1 Prime seems to come with ROTF Jetfire as a backpack.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546448)
Posted by ZackRoyer on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:00am CST
Rated X wrote:How about instead of getting dumber toys we get smarter kids ? I mean seriously, back in the 80s one line fit all ages and it worked fine. Now every year bumblebee and prime get 10 different figures and 8 of them suck. This is wasted plastic that could be used to give us more deluxe and voyager molds that will actually sell instead of warming the shelf like this crap.


I totally agree with you, no kid of mine will ever have a dumb product like those. For those who complain about people complaining (lol). What kind of mental development stimulus does this toys offer? "Learn to be retarded"? No, this sucks, even for kids those toys sucks, and contrary on the popular belief, they DON'T sell well, there is a lot, if not all, of those rescue bots on stores (at least on my region).

GuyIncognito wrote:How about not complaining about toys that weren't meant for you anyway? Do you go to the Barbie forums and complain about the Barbie dolls? These are kids toys; they're not meant for you. If you don't like them you don't have to buy them. It's not like plastic is a limited resource. If Hasbro didn't make these, they'd make something else FOR KIDS, not more Voyagers for collectors.


Again, at least me and Rated X are complaining not about toys for us. What you want your kids to play with? Something that stimulate spatial and geometry notion, mathematical problem solving, artistic skills and so, or you want your kids to be playing with retarded toys that limit imagination and have no challenge at all? A nephew of mine (age 8 ) got ROTF leader class optimus prime (the "hardest" transformer you all b***h about) Did he cried like a little pussy because it was too hard? NO, he sat down for like 1-2 hours trying to transform and he was so happy when he concluded the transformation that I bet any of your kids will not have such feeling with retarded "simplified versions". The problem aren't the toys, are your kids that are dumb, deal with it.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546450)
Posted by SentinelA on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:04am CST
Ravage XK wrote:Interesting that G1 Prime seems to come with ROTF Jetfire as a backpack.


Must be based on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEdZ-yjx ... XZBShW87sd :P
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546451)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:05am CST
Ravage XK wrote:Mashers seem to be toys where you can swap limbs etc with other Mashers toys as I found here though who would want a t-rex with Iron Mans arms?

No, you see, you're going about this wrong.
Now you can have an Iron Man with T-Rex arms, a Spider-Man leg and a Doc Doom leg.
Just think of the possibilities, We can make out own Guiltar from this, as in a mix of Optimus and Megatron parts!

Oh man, what if the T-Rex head comes with the same connector as all the humanoid heads? Just think of putting that on Spider-Man. :lol:

I also don't see a single Prime design here, or are you referring to what I assume is AOE Hound? Cos yea he does look very much like Prime Bulkhead, just the deco and the head look more like Hound.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546452)
Posted by njb902 on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:07am CST
ZackRoyer wrote:
Rated X wrote:How about instead of getting dumber toys we get smarter kids ? I mean seriously, back in the 80s one line fit all ages and it worked fine. Now every year bumblebee and prime get 10 different figures and 8 of them suck. This is wasted plastic that could be used to give us more deluxe and voyager molds that will actually sell instead of warming the shelf like this crap.


I totally agree with you, no kid of mine will ever have a dumb product like those. For those who complain about people complaining (lol). What kind of mental development stimulus does this toys offer? "Learn to be ******"? No, this sucks, even for kids those toys sucks, and contrary on the popular belief, they DON'T sell well, there is a lot, if not all, of those rescue bots on stores (at least on my region).

GuyIncognito wrote:How about not complaining about toys that weren't meant for you anyway? Do you go to the Barbie forums and complain about the Barbie dolls? These are kids toys; they're not meant for you. If you don't like them you don't have to buy them. It's not like plastic is a limited resource. If Hasbro didn't make these, they'd make something else FOR KIDS, not more Voyagers for collectors.


Again, at least me and Rated X are complaining not about toys for us. What you want your kids to play with? Something that stimulate spatial and geometry notion, mathematical problem solving, artistic skills and so, or you want your kids to be playing with ****** toys that limit imagination and have no challenge at all? A nephew of mine (age 8 ) got ROTF leader class optimus prime (the "hardest" transformer you all b***h about) Did he cried like a little pussy because it was too hard? NO, he sat down for like 1-2 hours trying to transform and he was so happy when he concluded the transformation that I bet any of your kids will not have such feeling with ****** "simplified versions". The problem aren't the toys, are your kids that are dumb, deal with it.


All Hail Ming.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546458)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:24am CST
the future shelf warmers have just been unveiled folks, will hasbro never learn? built to rule was a fail, kreo was a fail & construct bots are a fail, stop with the construction toys cause you obviously arent good at it and its not what the market wants.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546468)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:49am CST
megatronus wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Most figures are G1 themed... with a Prime bulkhead...

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HOLD UP - I think that star on "Bulkhead" is our first indicator that this is, in fact, their Hound design!
Animated Bulkhead had star designs too. This definitely isn't an exact match for Prime Bulkhead, but more like 80% him. The rest of the 10% could be just generic Bulkhead details drawing from inspirations external to the Prime cartoon design, which could be where the star came from. Like, one might have remembered that Animated Bulkhead had stars but didn't remember that Prime Bulkhead didn't, and just assumed that he did and so gave them to this toy. Maybe.

Rated X wrote:How about instead of getting dumber toys we get smarter kids ? I mean seriously, back in the 80s one line fit all ages and it worked fine.
The very toyline you speak of was a dumb line by today's standards. Seriously, the toys of today are aiming to conform to the line of the 80s that you cite as having worked so well.

ZackRoyer wrote:Again, at least me and Rated X are complaining not about toys for us. What you want your kids to play with? Something that stimulate spatial and geometry notion, mathematical problem solving, artistic skills and so, or you want your kids to be playing with ****** toys that limit imagination and have no challenge at all?
The point of all toys are to let kids have fun. Education is second, if not lower, priority.

And how in the world do these things "limit imagination"? The whole gimmick of these things is to let kids go nuts with their imaginations, creating all sorts of crazy mix-n-match combinations between all these figures. These things let kids create their own figures. The power of creation and creativity in the palms of their hands.

Do you seriously think that the only kinds of toys that children like to play with are ones that convert from one mode to another? There are many categories of toys and there, and these fit the bill of the swap-and-build snap-together kind, which is a territory that the Transformers brand has long yet to explore.

ZackRoyer wrote:A nephew of mine (age 8 ) got ROTF leader class optimus prime (the "hardest" transformer you all b***h about) Did he cried like a little pussy because it was too hard? NO, he sat down for like 1-2 hours trying to transform and he was so happy when he concluded the transformation that I bet any of your kids will not have such feeling with ****** "simplified versions".
One child =/= every child.

Not every kid has the patience or the attention span to sit and waste 1-2 hours trying to get their toys from one mode into the other just so they can play with them.

It's not that the transformations are trying to be made dumber, it's that they trying to make them "quicker".
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546475)
Posted by njb902 on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:57am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Most figures are G1 themed... with a Prime bulkhead...

Image



HOLD UP - I think that star on "Bulkhead" is our first indicator that this is, in fact, their Hound design!
Animated Bulkhead had star designs too. This definitely isn't an exact match for Prime Bulkhead, but more like 80% him. The rest of the 10% could be just generic Bulkhead details drawing from inspirations external to the Prime cartoon design, which could be where the star came from. Like, one might have remembered that Animated Bulkhead had stars but didn't remember that Prime Bulkhead didn't, and just assumed that he did and so gave them to this toy. Maybe.

Rated X wrote:How about instead of getting dumber toys we get smarter kids ? I mean seriously, back in the 80s one line fit all ages and it worked fine.
The very toyline you speak of was a dumb line by today's standards. Seriously, the toys of today are aiming to conform to the line of the 80s that you cite as having worked so well.

ZackRoyer wrote:Again, at least me and Rated X are complaining not about toys for us. What you want your kids to play with? Something that stimulate spatial and geometry notion, mathematical problem solving, artistic skills and so, or you want your kids to be playing with ****** toys that limit imagination and have no challenge at all?
The point of all toys are to let kids have fun. Education is second, if not lower, priority.

And how in the world do these things "limit imagination"? The whole gimmick of these things is to let kids go nuts with their imaginations, creating all sorts of crazy mix-n-match combinations between all these figures. These things let kids create their own figures. The power of creation and creativity in the palms of their hands.

Do you seriously think that the only kinds of toys that children like to play with are ones that convert from one mode to another? There are many categories of toys and there, and these fit the bill of the swap-and-build snap-together kind, which is a territory that the Transformers brand has long yet to explore.

ZackRoyer wrote:A nephew of mine (age 8 ) got ROTF leader class optimus prime (the "hardest" transformer you all b***h about) Did he cried like a little pussy because it was too hard? NO, he sat down for like 1-2 hours trying to transform and he was so happy when he concluded the transformation that I bet any of your kids will not have such feeling with ****** "simplified versions".
One child =/= every child.

Not every kid has the patience or the attention span to sit and waste 1-2 hours trying to get their toys from one mode into the other just so they can play with them.

It's not that the transformations are trying to be made dumber, it's that they trying to make them "quicker".


flash ahh ahh
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546478)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2014 @ 11:02am CST
I'm... not sure how I feel about these. On the plus side, there's a Generation One-themed Starscream I can get. One the downside, it looks like that SDCC Titan Guardian PVC with the little stumpy wings, only with more poseability.

I'd have to see in-hand images and reviews to make up my mind. Interesting idea, though.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546485)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 30th, 2014 @ 11:19am CST
They had some really similar Iron Man 3 toys to these and they were really warming shelves. These don't even look as good as the Iron Man toys did. So buckle in guys
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546487)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 30th, 2014 @ 11:20am CST
Grimlock's kinda interesting, though his head seems a bit... warped? His mouth in particular doesn't look quite as clean as the rest of him. Also odd how he's a mix of G1 and Movie, but not a bad kind of odd, a good odd in fact.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546496)
Posted by Seibertron on January 30th, 2014 @ 11:37am CST
Happy 30th Anniversary Transformers fans!
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546500)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 11:42am CST
Seibertron wrote:Happy 30th Anniversary Transformers fans!
*raises glass* Indeed! :D
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546511)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 30th, 2014 @ 11:55am CST
~sniff sniff~ Green and orange samurai says Springer to me.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546517)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 12:03pm CST
AnnaChristine wrote:~sniff sniff~ Green and orange samurai says Springer to me.
But Springer's never been orange.

Or a samurai.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546520)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 30th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:But Springer's never been orange.

Or a samurai.


Hes got a headcrest and a sword. Only takes one idiot in the repaints department to decide repainting movie drift into Springer seems like a "great" idea. ;)

Besides, for the colours, its the closest approximate TF I could fathom at the time.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546535)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CST
AnnaChristine wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:But Springer's never been orange.

Or a samurai.


Hes got a headcrest and a sword.
That pretty much describes like 40% of the toys from the past 30 years. :P
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546541)
Posted by reluttr on January 30th, 2014 @ 12:57pm CST
I keep looking at bludgeon/drift and thinking to myself how good of a banzaitron he would make. The head is almost spot on to the action master. D:

Also for the people that are missing it, these are like revoltech actionmasters. XD
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546542)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:the future shelf warmers have just been unveiled folks, will hasbro never learn? built to rule was a fail, kreo was a fail & construct bots are a fail, stop with the construction toys cause you obviously arent good at it and its not what the market wants.


These aren't construction toys. And Hasbro's still in business, so I think they know what they're doing.

Every year people like you whine about the non-transforming TF products and say how stupid Hasbro is and how they're ruining the franchise. It's getting old. You're like those people who keep predicting the end of the world.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546550)
Posted by njb902 on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:44pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:the future shelf warmers have just been unveiled folks, will hasbro never learn? built to rule was a fail, kreo was a fail & construct bots are a fail, stop with the construction toys cause you obviously arent good at it and its not what the market wants.


These aren't construction toys. And Hasbro's still in business, so I think they know what they're doing.

Every year people like you whine about the non-transforming TF products and say how stupid Hasbro is and how they're ruining the franchise. It's getting old. You're like those people who keep predicting the end of the world.


The world is ending, just as soon as our sun turns into a red giant for sure.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546557)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:That pretty much describes like 40% of the toys from the past 30 years. :P


:DANCE: IKR? THATS THE BEST PART!!!! Hasbro are great at picking totally inappropriate recolors.

Hey... knowing our luck, that green and orange monstrosity is actually Elita one 8-}
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546562)
Posted by Burn on January 30th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CST
AnnaChristine wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:That pretty much describes like 40% of the toys from the past 30 years. :P


:DANCE: IKR? THATS THE BEST PART!!!! Hasbro are great at picking totally inappropriate recolors.

Hey... knowing our luck, that green and orange monstrosity is actually Elita one 8-}


Your sarcasm ... I approve. Image
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546591)
Posted by craggy on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CST
I just saw the Marvel Mashers, and they're really quite nice looking.


These not so much, but if Hasbro keeps putting out different franchises in this style I could see them getting over with kids. Superheroes, Transformers and maybe Star Wars that all have interchangeable play options? That'd be pretty cool.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546631)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CST
Drift/Bludgeon really confuses me. It's overall design and deco clearly screams "Bludgeon", but the helmet design says "Age of Extinction Drift. What are you up to, Hasbro? :-?

reluttr wrote:The head is almost spot on to the action master. D:


Not really. Doesn't really match all that well as Banzai-Tron.

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But I would definitely take a redeco as Banzai-Tron. :grin:

Also for the people that are missing it, these are like revoltech actionmasters. XD


So would that be a double negative? Revoltechs and Action Masters are basically the same thing, except Revoltechs are more poseable and collector-oriented, whereas Action Masters aren't as poseable and are smaller.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546636)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 30th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CST
Grimlock looks rather decent, actually. I've already got those new, super cool Prime figurines filling the position of desktoys, but I think I'll pick him up if I ever see him. :grin:

ZackRoyer wrote:Stupid rant


Well, you're a handful, aren't you?

I was going to have a field day with your post, but Sabrblade wrapped up my sentiments, so I saw another reply to be redundant. I've sent you a PM, also.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546651)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 30th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CST
Hmm. While I don't really like the Constructbots line as a whole, I've bought about half of it for customs (Guiltaur and my fixation on the G2 Cybertronian army; I need more green repaints, dammit!), so I'll probably end up buying like, 2 or 3 of these guys.

Speaking of Marvel Mashers, every time I see a Dr. Doom with swappable limbs, all I can think of is the possibility of a Death's Head custom. We are still getting a 6-inch Marvel Legend of him soon, right?
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546725)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 31st, 2014 @ 8:34am CST
If you guys are looking for a fun Hasbro toy for young kids... Go to nerf.

Really. I swear even grown men get a real kick out of it.

Well since nothing from the AOE line is catching my attention, that where most of my money will be this year. 8-}
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1546898)
Posted by Gundamu on February 1st, 2014 @ 2:06am CST
Oh wow! :shock: Please let there be a Jazz lined up!
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1547008)
Posted by g1grimlock on February 1st, 2014 @ 1:45pm CST
When did Drift have a baby with Bludgeon?
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1574241)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 15th, 2014 @ 9:05am CDT
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10152019124487000&type=1

And Heatwave is not the Rescue Bots version, but the original, Transformers: Timelines "Shattered Glass" version!
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1574246)
Posted by El Duque on May 15th, 2014 @ 9:15am CDT
Once again the Transformers Columbia Facebook group bring us word of new figures! This time it's a new set of Transformers Hero Mashers, Rodimus, Jetfire, and Autobot Heatwave. For those that may be unfamiliar with these they are a new line of figures that was debuted at Toy Fair back in February. While they don't transform, they can be disassembled and "mashed up" with other figure to create our own custom characters. Interestingly, Autobot Heatwave is not based on the Rescue Bots character, but the TFCC Timelines Shattered Glass version. Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1574252)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 15th, 2014 @ 9:22am CDT
Another Club-original has gone mainstream.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1574255)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 15th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
So... with this Heatwave (which looks really neat) coming out, what are the odds of us getting an official retail-release version of Nexus Prime?

The rest of them I could care less. They just don't look all that good to me.
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1574258)
Posted by Rated X on May 15th, 2014 @ 9:29am CDT
Thats a first...G1 inspired kiddie crap. And what the hell does "mash" mean anyway ? When did it stop meaning "crush" ?
Re: First look at Hero Mashers - Age of Extinction Grimlock, Drift / Bludgeon? (1574271)
Posted by Janus Prime on May 15th, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
I´m pretty sure they got the wrong Heatwave.

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