Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 10:58AM CST

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Our very own Va’al is, as we type this, checking out the UK Toy Fair. We will continue to bring you updates on what he sees as he sees them, with pictures and descriptions.
At the first stall is Paladone.They are displaying a variety of collectibles for the 30th anniversary. There are two series, one that will be rolled out in April/May; one to be rolled out in October. There will be 30 mini figurines from three generations: G1, Prime, movie (Dark of the Moon.)

There will be 15 characters per wave; each one in blind pack with lenticular card. The cards will combine together into a first generation poster of Megs or Optimus. Pricing for the blind pack is £2, £2.50 for bubble pack, with mini stand included. They will also released as 5 packs.

But the figurines aren’t all. Also on display are a heat activated mug (featuring an Autobot logo with glasses and moustache which disappear when hot liquid is poured in), a hard foam build kit, G1 character pencil eraser set, notebook, water bottle, car magnet (not shown), egg holder and toast cutter Optimus!

Take a look at the images (and updates as we get them!) posted below:

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

UPDATE:Subject to Change
From Winning Moves: We may see the following games available in the next year. They are unofficial and subject to change, but we are hearing they are possible: Monopoly, Risk, Connect 4, Top Trumps - Saga edition (would be heavily based on the four movies and /or G1 animation, and similar to Star Wars trilogy edition products. And if you take a look at the box pictured, you'll note that there is even a picture of Drift featured.

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

UPDATE:
Check out these R/C toys, on display from Nikko:
Word is that there will be five figures. Two that transform will be Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. They'll have lights and sounds; voicechips along with transformation noises. They are expected to retail for $59.99 and $49.99, respectively. They will be boxed in robot mode.

The helicopter is said to be a character, but there is no name at this time.

The other two RC cars shown are Lockdown and Bumblebee, and will not transform.

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair
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Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544000)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 22nd, 2014 @ 11:01am CST


So that's what they meant by "Prime Minifigures." I was hoping it was something else. DAMMIT!

I'm still going to get them, though. They look fun and cool. :P

Also, looks like Wheeljack & Shockwave are also getting toys, since they were not previously listed. On top of that, the paper below lists Hardshell, Soundwave, and Bumblebee!

Though they're not what I wanted, I'm still going to collect them all! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544003)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 22nd, 2014 @ 11:14am CST
Are these the same minifigs that Goldy International announced earlier? Kinda disappointed, but might still get them since they do kinda look sweet.

But I'll be getting that mug, that thing is awesome.
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544012)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 11:40am CST
Not much new here aside from the figurines, but here's hoping for more goodies to come.
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544022)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:09pm CST
Not really excited about those minifigures, but seeing the G1 merch is creating a wave of nostalgia. Awesome. :D
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544026)
Posted by Flashwave on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
Those remind me of the statue with Ultra Magnus holding abroken Matrix...
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544030)
Posted by Deadput on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:35pm CST
chopper is cyclonus calling it.
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544033)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:38pm CST
I'm just waiting for the Lamborghini Aventador to be announced here as [spoiler]Lockdown[/spoiler].
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544043)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 22nd, 2014 @ 1:11pm CST
All this is great Hasbro, but what about those Masterpiece figures? Those would really fit in for the 30th anniversary. Those minifigs look neat, but I pretty much have them already and they transform, they're called Botshots. That mug looks awesome :lol:
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544046)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 1:18pm CST
welcometothedarksyde wrote:All this is great Hasbro, but what about those Masterpiece figures? Those would really fit in for the 30th anniversary. Those minifigs look neat, but I pretty much have them already and they transform, they're called Botshots. That mug looks awesome :lol:
Takara makes the Masterpieces, not Hasbro.

And the ones that are already out that Hasbro hasn't released yet would require licenses from the companies whose cars the altmodes are based on, and their smaller sizes make them trickier to fit into Hasbro's size class/pricepoint system.

The reason Takara can get around both is because the licenses are easier for them to acquire than they are for Hasbro, and Takara doesn't have a set size class/pricepoint system like Hasbro does.
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544047)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 1:21pm CST
Also, I wonder if that's a mask that Drift is wearing or if it's his real face. :-? Either way, he looks really cool.

And, finally, we have confirmation in the OP that the Lamborghini Aventador is [spoiler]Lockdown[/spoiler].
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544058)
Posted by craggy on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:04pm CST
I am shocked and appalled by the lack of actual Transformers. Shocked and/or appalled. >:oP
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544065)
Posted by Dr Va'al on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:25pm CST
Nope, nothing allowed in terms of toys. It's all for the NYC Toy Fair!
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544067)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:28pm CST
Drift looks kinda weird compared to other Movie bots, but ironically closer to a more traditional TF. I dread to see the proper toy of him, though. All 4 wheels end up on the shins, and the only other part that looks even remotely like it was part of a car is his chest.

Granted, me personally, I'm just going to get the Kreon anyways...
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544071)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:36pm CST
Why, Hasbro - do you keep using the Takara G1 boxart and not the US version? It shouldn't annoy me. But it does. :|
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544089)
Posted by Barricade.it on January 22nd, 2014 @ 3:41pm CST
:BANG_HEAD: The more I look at those movie toys, the more I hate them.

The first movie trilogy toys were my favourite; DOTM were perfect. But the layout of this AOE line is too China oriented, too... anthro, with human body shape as metal was a costume for a human being... No, they're simply UGLY. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544103)
Posted by autobot1979 on January 22nd, 2014 @ 4:14pm CST
I am more interested in the movies news, I like Drift but he feels a little much humanoid.
But his design is alright, nothing shocking , but I am really liking the New Optimus and new Bumblebee, sorry if they won`t have accurate toys... :HEADHURTS:
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544115)
Posted by stinky on January 22nd, 2014 @ 4:59pm CST
I'm curious as to the build your own bumblebee and i assume optimus as well. Has there been any info on these before?
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544155)
Posted by padfoo on January 22nd, 2014 @ 6:35pm CST
I have to just laugh every time i see that G1 Megatron box art.
Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544174)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 7:46pm CST
AnnaChristine wrote:Why, Hasbro - do you keep using the Takara G1 boxart and not the US version? It shouldn't annoy me. But it does. :|
Erm, no, that's definitely the Hasbro box art for Megatron.




This was the Japanese art:

Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair (1544248)
Posted by Dr Va'al on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:49am CST
stinky wrote:I'm curious as to the build your own bumblebee and i assume optimus as well. Has there been any info on these before?


They're hard foam kits, panels that slot into each other. I'll see if I can take a better look today.

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