Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives

Transformers News: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives

Friday, July 12th, 2013 3:38PM CDT

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As Seibertron was preparing the Metroplex gallery, we encountered the official Hasbro press release about the upcoming SDCC exclusive figures. We finally get an idea of the prices for Metroplex, Shockwave's Laboratory and the Titan Guardians sets, take a read below!

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC EDITION
(Approximate retail price: $149.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and San Diego Comic-Con will be the fans' first opportunity to feast their optics on him! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as a Legends-scale SCAMPER figure and 12 miniature AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition is the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE'S LABORATORY
(Approximate retail price: $49.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Where do PREDACONS come from? Why, SHOCKWAVE'S lab, of course! The evil DECEPTICON scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. Sold in special collectible "Laboratory" packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration!

TRANSFORMERS TITAN GUARDIANS Action Figure Set

(Approximate retail price: $39.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Featuring five classic TRANSFORMERS characters - OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, SOUNDWAVE, and GRIMLOCK - this set of five non-converting 6-inch tall figures delivers classic G1 styles that fans will love!
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Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502737)
Posted by sixshot20 on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:54pm CDT
I wonder how many will be available through Hasbrotoyshop.com
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502745)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
The normal Metroplex will be priced 100$ and available everywhere for sure. Even in Québec.

To get the SDCC version, I'll have to pay the 150$ price tag, plus at least 50$ of shipping, plus the innevitable custom fees that would be around 30$. So, that quite literally DOUBLE the price of the normal one I'd buy in store, even with 15% taxes added. So, yeah, I'll pass on the SDCC Metroplex and I will wait for it to come out in stores.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502751)
Posted by Dr Va'al on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:30pm CDT
Seibertron is working round the clock to bring you all more images of the Hasbro SDCC exclusives. The images below are from the Titan Guardians set, five non-transforming figures of iconic Transformers characters. Check them out!















Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502754)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CDT
that lab set is starting to grow on me but $50 plus what ever shipping would be is to much, right now im saving up for MP Soundwave & after that i wont be buying any hasbro products other than the remaining Terrorcons if i can find them.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502756)
Posted by Dr Va'al on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CDT
Another addition to the SDCC preview and unboxing sets: this time, Seibertron is proud to present the SDCC exclusive Shockwave's Lab set, featuring a redecoed Beast Hunters Voyager Shockwave and Cyberverse Commander Predaking. Check out the images below!

  • This is 30th anniversary celebration #2 out of 30, according to the bottom of the box[/*:m]
  • Box has a slip cover (hence the two different sets of pics for in-box)[/*:m]
  • Text from box:[/*:m][/list:u]
    SHOCKWAVE'S LAB

    Deep within a secret facility, SHOCKWAVE labored, pushing DECEPTICON science to its absolute limits and beyond. His discovery of ancient Cybertronian genetic material led him to breakthrough after breakthrough, until he was able to realize a dream - one that would become an apocalyptic nightmare for the AUTOBOTS. It was there in that lab that SHOCKWAVE created his masterpiece - the resurrection of the mighty, remorseless and barbarous PREDAKING.



































Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502759)
Posted by jamesbenjamin on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CDT
How many joints on the titan guardians? Just shoulders?
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502762)
Posted by megatronus on July 12th, 2013 @ 5:10pm CDT
Ryan -

What do you think of the lab? Is it sturdy/heavy/good plastic quality?

People keep reiterating that it's not worth $50 bucks, but it IS an SDCC exclusive, and comes with a new deco of BH Voyager shockwave + mini-Predaking in addition to the lab apparatus itself.

Do you think it's worth it?
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502763)
Posted by Seibertron on July 12th, 2013 @ 5:23pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Ryan -

What do you think of the lab? Is it sturdy/heavy/good plastic quality?

People keep reiterating that it's not worth $50 bucks, but it IS an SDCC exclusive, and comes with a new deco of BH Voyager shockwave + mini-Predaking in addition to the lab apparatus itself.

Do you think it's worth it?


The lab is just made of the plastic you see a lot on the inside of packages for the interior tray. I think it's worth $50 for a premium repaint of a popular figure and a variant of a smaller figure that I think many of us would be $50 just for Predaking if it had been a Japanese variant. If the $50 is worth two variants to you, then go for it. But don't buy it for the "lab" which is just interior packaging and not an actual "toy" per se.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502772)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 12th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CDT
If I saw that Metroplex on the shelf, I'd get it right there and then. But I'm not going to spend $150 plus shipping and tax for something I can get for a little cheaper. Yes, yes, he's got the gun (as much as I want the extra) and the chrome-iness, but I'm not interested in the chrome and little Decoy homages: I just want Metroplex himself, Scamper, and the extra gun. I guess I can live without the extra gun.

Really want that Shockwave Laboratory set. If I got this, Predaking can just stay in that tube of his. :P

I still dislike that Titan Guardian set. For one, they should've added another Autobot, like Bumblebee. Second, they just don't look at all appealing to me. >:oP

I'm interested to learn more about the exclusive 30 toys they're doing. So the SDCC exclusives make up the first three, then the Platinum toys make up five more?
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502774)
Posted by optimuscarlos on July 12th, 2013 @ 6:08pm CDT
So, the lab is just the package…disappointing.
I don't need to pay $50 for that, I could do it myself at home.
Actually… I will do it myself, hahaha
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502777)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 12th, 2013 @ 6:50pm CDT
SIX? i only see FIVE... WTF?
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502787)
Posted by Dr Va'al on July 12th, 2013 @ 7:54pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:SIX? i only see FIVE... WTF?


That is due to me getting measurements and amounts mixed up, apologies.
News post corrected! :D
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502807)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 12th, 2013 @ 9:59pm CDT
Would anyone that plans on going to SDCC be willing to help me out getting Metroplex? I have a feedback thread in the Carbombya section.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502815)
Posted by TimothyR on July 12th, 2013 @ 10:34pm CDT
i wish the mini figures that come with SDCC metroplex looked like the titan guardians..

but the titan guardians could've been sooo much better. i wish they were more like robot replicas.. i wish they were articulated.. at 6 inches, they look like down scaled G1 versions of those crappy optimus and bumblebee prime toys that are showing up at toys r us.

the guardians were cool when i thought they'd be like 3-4 inches tall and could look decent with metroplex.

oh well.

i'm tempted to pick up the sdcc metroplex, but i'm undecided at this point. i wish the face was painted silver rather than being chrome, i just don't understand the chrome, it doesn't really fit (in my opinion). i wish the retail version had the extra red gun.. it would make my decision MUCH easier.

also.. i think it's really lame that the mini figures aren't G1 versions of the characters.. instead, it just looks like a mishmash of more recently released/upcoming toys, which i think is quite lame. and to not have any paint on them at all is pretty lame as well. they managed to paint the small titanium figures.. i'd prefer something like that instead.

again, oh well.

won't all of these be available through hasbro's online store?
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502823)
Posted by xyl360 on July 12th, 2013 @ 11:30pm CDT
So how does this Shockwave repaint compare to the Takara TF Go version? I have Takara's and it's beautiful. Is the SDCC version any different/worth getting if I have the Takara version already?

As for Metroplex, I'll be skipping him. I've got the Takara version on preorder already and I actually like the gunmetal metallic gray paint Takara used on his hips better than the chrome used on the SDCC version.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502828)
Posted by zatara1701 on July 12th, 2013 @ 11:44pm CDT
Pricing? Check :ic$:

Pics? Check :APPLAUSE:

When??? :HEADHURTS:

I know I am debating camping out for TRU.com the 18th, but when the frack do these go on HTS??

Just thought I would ask.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502837)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2013 @ 12:46am CDT
xyl360 wrote:So how does this Shockwave repaint compare to the Takara TF Go version? I have Takara's and it's beautiful. Is the SDCC version any different/worth getting if I have the Takara version already?
The Go! version is just a more shiny and more detailed version of the normal BH version. The SDCC version, however, it colored to be more G1-accurate, with more yellow highlights, a yellow optic, and less show-accurate purple and gray placements.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502848)
Posted by leokearon on July 13th, 2013 @ 1:47am CDT
I really want Metroplex, but unless BBTS are going to have some, I won't be able to get him :C
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502858)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 13th, 2013 @ 3:56am CDT
In my post earlier, I said that the SDCC Metroplex will be way too expensive overall over the retail version to be worth it. I forgot to tell that for some reasons, the Hasbro Toy Shop charge taxes to Canadians as well. Cheap or free shipping for the USA but we Canadians must bend over and take it all from FedEx... AND they charge us taxes! BBTS in comparison are way more reasonable with their shipping policies and they dont charge us taxes.

Still, the fact that HTS charge taxes to Canadians clear them out of any custom charges... probably. So, instead of around 230$ total, it would be... 225$ total.

So, yay?

Oh yeah, The Guardians? Lol no.

Shockwave? Got the BH version so I'm good.

I'm gonna skip on all of them. Mostly because of HTS bullshit policy of absolutely using FedEx to ship things to Canada, which mean 30$ minimum of shipping fees plus the innevitable extra because the 30$ base price is set for just a couple of deluxes. Also, I had to make them deliver at work or I would never have my stuff. Plus, any somewhat large orders will be delivered by multiple packages over multiple days. Final nail in the coffin is the fact that they charges at least another 12% for the taxes.

I ordered one time for HTS to get the Generations figures that I missed. Ironically, 2 months later, they showed up at my Walmart at 10$ each.

So, never again, HTS.
Unless you start selling some Masterpieces.
Re: Hasbro Press Release - SDCC 2013 Transformers Exclusives (1502904)
Posted by NTESHFT on July 13th, 2013 @ 10:32am CDT
I gotta say I'm actually relieved that none of the SDCC exclusives interest me, with other things, such as the MP line, coming out......so YAY!

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