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Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 7:02PM CDT

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The Hunt Begins in 2013 as OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS Face an Unprecedented New Foe in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME Animated Series and Beyond



In a packed room filled with TRANSFORMERS fans, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) officially unveiled details about TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS during a special panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday. BEAST HUNTERS will be the touchstone for TRANSFORMERS brand entertainment in 2013 driven by the award winning TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series which is produced by Hasbro Studios, airs on The HUB television network in the U.S. (Fridays at 7 p.m. ET) and is seen by kids and fans in over 170 countries around the world.

Hasbro, Inc. : Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con


The Voyager scale PREDAKING action figure seen here in 'beast' mode is part of the new TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS toy line available in the spring of 2013. Hasbro unveiled TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS, including new entertainment and toys, at New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 11. (Photo: Business Wire)

The beasts, comprised of a new TRANSFORMERS faction called the PREDACONS, are led by one of the most imposing and powerful characters in the TRANSFORMERS world - PREDAKING. At New York Comic Con, in addition to giving fans a sneak peek at PREDAKING in the animated series, Hasbro discussed how BEAST HUNTERS will be the driving force behind its product line including toys as well as an extensive licensing program.

"In recent years, TRANSFORMERS fans have seen the AUTOBOTS battle the DECEPTICONS," said Aaron Archer, Vice President of TRANSFORMERS Brand Creative and Design. "The PREDACON faction, made up of menacing beasts that convert in ways mankind has never seen, have now joined the DECEPTICONS to take down the AUTOBOTS. We're looking forward to exploring this new dynamic in the animation, action figures, KRE-O building sets, publishing and more."

As a special early look for fans, Hasbro also unveiled select new toys from the BEAST HUNTERS line that will launch in the spring of 2013 including new KRE-O TRANSFORMERS building sets and TRANSFORMERS PRIME action figures. Both toy lines will be driven by the BEAST HUNTERS theme bringing the AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS - and now the PREDACONS - to life in toy form and will be reflective of the compelling and visually stunning aesthetic of the TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series.

"BEAST HUNTERS is an exciting new direction for TRANSFORMERS brand entertainment and the introduction of the PREDACON faction is a pivotal moment for OPTIMUS PRIME and the heroic AUTOBOTS, impacting the world of TRANSFORMERS which will never be the same," said Jay Duke, Global TRANSFORMERS Brand Vice President at Hasbro. "Kids and fans will be amazed by how Hasbro will bring this story and the 'beasts' to life across the brand's major entertainment platforms in 2013."

To see the TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS brand trailer fans were treated to at New York Comic Con, visit the TRANSFORMERS Youtube channel at http://www.Youtube.com/Transformers. Fans can also keep up with the latest news from the TRANSFORMERS brand on the official TRANSFORMERS Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/Transformers.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens."Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About The Hub

THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches more than 70 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429408)
Posted by dillotron on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:08pm CDT
looks amazing! :D
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429409)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:11pm CDT
...and the Predacons are still a Decepticon subgroup.

I'm both relieved and disappointed. Huh. >:oP
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429414)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:21pm CDT
So...same universe, but different villains?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429416)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:23pm CDT
And suddenly Prime will be cancelled and this new story line will never see the light of day nor the figures.

And i'm wondering will there be new Autobots to counter this Predacon menace? I'm getting quite bored of the same 6 Autobots. Very bored.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429418)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:37pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:So...same universe, but different villains?


More along the lines of "Same universe and villains, but with new villains as well". Think Unicron's first big reveal in the Unicron Trilogy.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429419)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:40pm CDT
I'm not too into the Prime toyline, but this looks SICK!
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429421)
Posted by Optimus-Pie1 on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:50pm CDT
" I don't know about you but i've always wanted to slay the dragon."


-Angel.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429423)
Posted by dillotron on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:57pm CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:And suddenly Prime will be cancelled and this new story line will never see the light of day nor the figures.

And i'm wondering will there be new Autobots to counter this Predacon menace? I'm getting quite bored of the same 6 Autobots. Very bored.


you do have a point about the autobots. big convoy anyone? :D
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429424)
Posted by Optimus-Pie1 on October 11th, 2012 @ 8:00pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I'm not too into the Prime toyline, but this looks SICK!



Sick as in Kick ass!

or sick as in BLURRRRRGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429425)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on October 11th, 2012 @ 8:04pm CDT
Yep.
All my money.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429432)
Posted by TimothyR on October 11th, 2012 @ 8:18pm CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:And suddenly Prime will be cancelled and this new story line will never see the light of day nor the figures.

And i'm wondering will there be new Autobots to counter this Predacon menace? I'm getting quite bored of the same 6 Autobots. Very bored.


nope.. from the looks of the toys.. they're just going to weaponize and change their colors a bit.

of course.. no new molds.. i was really hoping we'd get a deluxe smokescreen ... or at THE VERY LEAST get voyager breakdown, unicron, and the flying vehicon.. bbbut OF COURSE NOT.

they really know how to kill a toyline dead in its tracks... dotm, now prime.. way to go hasbro.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429437)
Posted by Galvatron X on October 11th, 2012 @ 8:33pm CDT
Oh, man. I am so AMPED for this now!

What a total 90-degree turn this is for TF: Prime. Love it!
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429448)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 11th, 2012 @ 9:05pm CDT
Oh god, I hope that isn't the official Leader version of Predaking. If it is, WAY TO F U C K THINGS UP AGAIN HASBLOW!!! From awesome leader to crap weaponizer. That best be the voyager.

EDIT: Just read it was the voyager that was pictured. Thank god.

Still, I don't want to see the leader version turn into crap before it's released.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429454)
Posted by Micronautsdeep on October 11th, 2012 @ 9:58pm CDT
As I try to slow my addiction, they keep coming out with cool stuff...... :sad:
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429458)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:06pm CDT
Micronautsdeep wrote:As I try to slow my addiction, they keep coming out with cool stuff...... :sad:


This. So much. :-(
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429459)
Posted by omega666 on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:08pm CDT
Let me guess, the beats front legs will become the bot's arms and the hind legs will be the bot's legs.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429463)
Posted by Micronautsdeep on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:26pm CDT
They keep getting us with this same/similar transformation..... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429464)
Posted by Micronautsdeep on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:26pm CDT
omega666 wrote:Let me guess, the beats front legs will become the bot's arms and the hind legs will be the bot's legs.



TRUE!!!! LOL
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429465)
Posted by Mkall on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CDT
Micronautsdeep wrote:
omega666 wrote:Let me guess, the beats front legs will become the bot's arms and the hind legs will be the bot's legs.



TRUE!!!! LOL

And how's that different from a vehicle Transformer where the hood forms the chest and the rear section forms the legs?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429470)
Posted by triKlops on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:53pm CDT
this is a pretty intriguing direction for them to take
the Predaking looks pretty sweet as well
looks like i have a few more things to save up for
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429472)
Posted by Rated X on October 11th, 2012 @ 10:55pm CDT
Cool dragon. Such a shame it has to be TF Prime and will probally have a cartoonish robot head. As far as the storyline, all I see is a cross between beast wars and the cybertron series. How long do you think it will be before the Autobots get some allies from another planet ? Most likeley the Maximals.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429474)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 11th, 2012 @ 11:01pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Cool dragon. Such a shame it has to be TF Prime and will probally have a cartoonish robot head. As far as the storyline, all I see is a cross between beast wars and the cybertron series. How long do you think it will be before the Autobots get some allies from another planet ? Most likeley the Maximals.


Or the Dinobots:

Image
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429481)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 11th, 2012 @ 11:25pm CDT
Tis a shame David Kaye appears to be uninvolved with this. :-(
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429486)
Posted by thedriod on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:11am CDT
Am i the only one that see what looks like a third mode for it in its right side limbs with unique parts. the peg on hind right and shoulder of front right leg?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429494)
Posted by Dyn@mo on October 12th, 2012 @ 1:10am CDT
Yep. Cue the Dinobots.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429500)
Posted by robotmel on October 12th, 2012 @ 2:39am CDT
>:oP
He's an ugly little spud, isn't he?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429513)
Posted by Cybertronus on October 12th, 2012 @ 5:25am CDT
I don't get it. Is TF Prime going to end or is this Beast Hunter just the title for the new season? :-?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429514)
Posted by Va'al on October 12th, 2012 @ 5:37am CDT
Title for the new season, essentially.
But it is going to end in its current setting and story-arc, as far as I gather.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429548)
Posted by rpetras on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:11am CDT
Nothing says "Robot in Disguise" like a giant robot dragon. :BANG_HEAD:

It does look awesome though. :D
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429551)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:15am CDT
rpetras wrote:Nothing says "Robot in Disguise" like a giant robot dragon. :BANG_HEAD:


Especially if they're not on Earth where they don't need disguises. :D
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429569)
Posted by That Bot on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:13am CDT
rpetras wrote:Nothing says "Robot in Disguise" like a giant robot dragon. :BANG_HEAD:

It does look awesome though. :D

People keep saying this. When have the Decepticons EVER cared about being in disguise in this show? That's just the Autobots. For the 'cons, their alt modes are just methods of transportation and/or intimidation. And now, as has been said repeatedly, the battle is leaving earth, so "disguises" are secondary anyway. The 'bots and 'cons are armoring up and pulling out the big guns.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429683)
Posted by XDMan on October 12th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CDT
This looks...AMAZING!
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429803)
Posted by YoungPrime on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:00pm CDT
........Am I the only one who wants a Generation's version of Predaking?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429845)
Posted by That Bot on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:31pm CDT
Of course not, but it's unlikely. In the meantime, Mastermind Creations is working on a good-looking one.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429848)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:34pm CDT
That Bot wrote:Of course not, but it's unlikely.


How so? Beast Hunters is going to be the overall theme of the third season of Transformers Prime as well as the entire brand, so I wouldn't be surprised seeing a set of Generations Deluxe Predacon Combiners under that sort of theme.

Plus, it was asked at NYCC 2012 if there was going to be more combiners, and they said:

"Mmmm... maybe. Better stay tuned."
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429851)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:41pm CDT
Them calling this guy "predaking" is likely why they're calling the G1-Predaking-based Kreon Combiner "Predicus", so as to not confuse the name of the "Predacon dragon leader" with the "warm-blooded, non-reptilian animal combiner dude".
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1429866)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 13th, 2012 @ 12:32am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Them calling this guy "predaking" is likely why they're calling the G1-Predaking-based Kreon Combiner "Predicus", so as to not confuse the name of the "Predacon dragon leader" with the "warm-blooded, non reptilian animal combiner dude".


Hmmm. Okay, so if we ever get a Deluxe Predacon Combiner, it will combine into Predicus.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1430584)
Posted by crashhcourse on October 15th, 2012 @ 12:01pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:...and the Predacons are still a Decepticon subgroup.

Technically, I think they are their own group, since it was indicated at the con they are basically Cybertron's version of Dinosaurs (they were there before the great Cataclysm). Also in that statement they hinted that there are many historical parallels between Earth and Cybertron (like the fall of the Dinosaurs here) and that would play into the Transformers mythos (am I paraphrasing them correctly?). Seemed like they were hinting a sister-planet relationship.

Anybody at the con snag a cool Predacon T?

also - anybody know if footage of the panel is up anywhere?
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1430589)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 15th, 2012 @ 12:08pm CDT
crashhcourse wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:...and the Predacons are still a Decepticon subgroup.

Technically, I think they are their own group, since it was indicated at the con they are basically Cybertron's version of Dinosaurs (they were there before the great Cataclysm).


They have their own faction logo, and I perceive Predaking to be a power-hungry giant with anger issues, probably not willing to serve or work alongside Megatron. The dynamic between the Decepticons & Predacons could mirror the G1 Decepticons and Insecticons.

also - anybody know if footage of the panel is up anywhere?


Yup.
Re: Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con (1430592)
Posted by crashhcourse on October 15th, 2012 @ 12:20pm CDT
Sweet!
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