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In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Monday, March 31st, 2014 9:35AM CDT

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Seibertron.com staff member Autobot032 and user GuyIncognito have both spotted some newsworthy images across the internet of some of the new Transformers: Age of Extinction toys - namely the Deluxe wave 1 and the two Voyagers Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and Grimlock. We sourced the images back to posts by other Transformers fans DocBot89 and ChErikS over at fellow fansite TFW2005. Check out the images of the new toys, including Dinobots Slug and Scorn, Autobots Crosshairs and Bumblebee, and Voyagers Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and Grimlock below!

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561526)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 31st, 2014 @ 9:48am CDT
Wow, Evasion Mode Prime really looks bare. And Voyager Grimlock sucks
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561534)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
wow, that grimlock looks bad. the evasion prime looks nice but damn is he lacking paint.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561537)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
One figure... I had enthusiasm and hope for ONE FIGURE out of the entire AoE line and 98% of that just went right down the toilet after seeing the pics of Prime. I can forgive or at least turn a blind eye to a great many of Hasbro's failings over the years but not this. This is the toy tribute equivalent of pissing on someones grave. The ONE THING that Bay did absolutely right out of the entire franchise, the one ounce of respect he showed to the first generation of Transformer fans and Hasbro goes and f***s it up!

Thank goodness the only other figure I have any interest in isn't going to see the light of day in robot mode if I pick it up. Sadly though, I'll probably have to pass on that too. If Hasbro can find a way to screw up a voyager class Prime in BOTH modes then the Deluxe Class '67 Camaro Bumblebee has about a snowballs chance in hell of coming out decent looking in vehicle mode.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561538)
Posted by megatronus on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:40am CDT
Two observations:

(1) AOE Grimlock's head sculpt is *this close* to being TMNT Shredder.

(2) Evasion Optimus looks a lot like Kre-O Optimus.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561541)
Posted by #Sideways# on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
That Prime. That Prime, though. That will be mine, if not so I can at the very least have a flat-nosed Optimus aside from the Classics mold. Aside from the "colored plastic > paint" rut that Hasbro seems to be falling into, I think I can do something to make him look a bit cooler with some extra paint.

But that Grimlock should have stayed extinct, in my opinion. "Voyager" seems a lot like "Deluxe" right now, though that is probably to keep in in scale with this Optimus for unknown reasons. Being around the same size as G1 Grim is rather unacceptable from a Voyager, in my opinion.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561542)
Posted by megatronus on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:50am CDT
#Sideways# wrote:But that Grimlock should have stayed extinct, in my opinion.

:lol:

AOE Voyager Grimlock's alt-mode makes FOC Grimlock's alt-mode look like a marvel of modern engineering.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561543)
Posted by GrumbleBot on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
I think Prime is looking really nice, although he'll be much improved with the addition of a little more grey/gunmetal paid. I'm really keen to see exactly how that transformation works - the windowtits are obviously "fake" so I'm intrigued to see where the "fake" bits appear from and where the "real" bits are hidden.

Glad he's deluxe and not voyager sized, I think he'll look great next to Movie Trilogy deluxe Prime.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561545)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:01am CDT
GrumbleBot wrote:I think Prime is looking really nice, although he'll be much improved with the addition of a little more grey/gunmetal paid. I'm really keen to see exactly how that transformation works - the windowtits are obviously "fake" so I'm intrigued to see where the "fake" bits appear from and where the "real" bits are hidden.

Glad he's deluxe and not voyager sized, I think he'll look great next to Movie Trilogy deluxe Prime.


Evasion Mode Prime is a Voyager Class figure, not Deluxe. >:oP And I can't say I don't dig him. Grimlock on the other claw, I'll wait for comparisons between Voyager and Leader.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561547)
Posted by GrumbleBot on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:06am CDT
D'oh! So he is. Looks small for a Voyager, compared to G1 Prime. Maybe he'll feel bulkier in hand.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561548)
Posted by RhA on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:26am CDT
Bit bland in the colordeparment. Otherwise- bring 'em on.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561551)
Posted by SlyTF1 on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
I just noticed that that gun Optimus comes with is Megatron's shotgun from DOTM. When i get that Prime, that gun is going to my DOTM Megatron.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561552)
Posted by Fuhzimota on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:43am CDT
:BOOM: Grimlock's head looks like a lot like Samurai Spawn. Poor Optimus can't catch a break in the movie toys. It's as though someone decided to kit bash together a sudo-MP cab with the horrible leg/truck deck area from every Prime since MP and Classics Prime, and then slapped together a robot mode that seems to combine all of the worst elements we have all had to get used to from every movie verse Prime ever made. Fine examples of why I own very, very few of the movieverse "figures". At least we have Whirl, Swerve and company, as well as MP Wheeljack on the horizon..... >:oP
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561555)
Posted by Flashwave on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:51am CDT
So, amI the only one who saw tht picture of Grimmy's mace and said "Cool! He ripped a traffic light out of the ground and is gonna club people with it!"

He's a pass, but the otherfigures on the shelf look good. I don't need a green corvette, but hopefully a repaint comes along.

How is Evason Prime a whizzing on a grave qality bad? Sure, some shoulderpads would be nice, some grey to break up the colors, but its a solid figure. Only because I have enough Primes already I was gonna skip him, but that is looking like its going to change. He reminds me a lot of the 2007 Voyager without the backpack in proportions. Curious to see the scale of his alt mode.

(I still really like my BH Voyager Prime though, with wings, his Armade cannon on the vehicle roof, a pair of theBattle VS turret ommy guns at the back of the truck mode in his fistholes, Mmm!)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561556)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
Eh, not feeling the AoE line all that much. They don't look as good as they could be, and in a way it just feels like more of the lackluster Beast Hunters stuff (robot reptiles, knights, automobiles, and little else). Not to mention most of it doesn't fit anywhere in MY shelves.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561557)
Posted by leokearon on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:54am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:I just noticed that that gun Optimus comes with is Megatron's shotgun from DOTM. When i get that Prime, that gun is going to my DOTM Megatron.


Maybe it might fit into his hand better.

It looks like a really bad homage to how the G1 toy held his good, but that was 1970/80's engineering they should have no excuse for this. So far none of these toys are interesting me...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561559)
Posted by SlyTF1 on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Flashwave wrote:So, amI the only one who saw tht picture of Grimmy's mace and said "Cool! He ripped a traffic light out of the ground and is gonna club people with it!"

He's a pass, but the otherfigures on the shelf look good. I don't need a green corvette, but hopefully a repaint comes along.

How is Evason Prime a whizzing on a grave qality bad? Sure, some shoulderpads would be nice, some grey to break up the colors, but its a solid figure. Only because I have enough Primes already I was gonna skip him, but that is looking like its going to change. He reminds me a lot of the 2007 Voyager without the backpack in proportions. Curious to see the scale of his alt mode.

(I still really like my BH Voyager Prime though, with wings, his Armade cannon on the vehicle roof, a pair of theBattle VS turret ommy guns at the back of the truck mode in his fistholes, Mmm!)


That's exactly what I think every time I look at him.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561568)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 31st, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
Hrm. I was initially excited about Evasion Prime, but he's looking pretty bland... maybe I'll wait and see what the inevitably-overpriced Takara version looks like.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561596)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 31st, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
I'm still wondering why the Grimlock figures we've seen look nothing like the Grimlock we saw in the trailer.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561639)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
Those Optimus and Grimlock pics were taken from pictorial reviews of the two. Without the review text, there is no context to them.

Optimus review - http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... -mode.html

Grimlock review - http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... mlock.html
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561659)
Posted by MGrotusque on March 31st, 2014 @ 8:53pm CDT
Is Grimlocks alt mode transformed correctly i wonder? Cause if it is..........it's HORRIBLE!!
So much bot bits and massive gaps and panels just floating in the middle of nowhere revealing all the robot bits underneath.

Honestly...it's laughable and a little embarrassing for such an iconic figure to be handled so poorly over the past couple years. At least the MP did it right. Even Animated is better.

Brings a wee tear to my eye it does.

OP looks alright in alt mode. I can dig it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561672)
Posted by euphoricallydead on March 31st, 2014 @ 9:50pm CDT
I had such high hopes for prime. I'm so disappointed. The fake forming is really bad. The plastic makes him look like a Kabaya model kit.

I know something will come out of the modding community that will at least improve on the paint apps.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561694)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 31st, 2014 @ 11:49pm CDT
The Ragin Nation has posted new packaged toy images, courtesy of Hound Meta, plus a higher resolution image of Galvatron's box artwork, courtesy of Ariiel Zanabria. Some of these we've already seen in rushed shots at Toy Fair, some we've yet to see in detail such as these. The following images are included:

Deluxe Class
Drift
Scorn
Strafe

Voyager Class
Galvatron

Leader Class
Grimlock
Optimus Prime

We've mirrored the images below.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561698)
Posted by Bounti76 on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:12am CDT
I was gonna wait and see what the Deluxes were going to look like, and see whether or not to pass on them. Then....I see Drift.

Fake car chest, with the real car mode hood and grill forming his a**.....or hanging off of it. Not to mention that his color scheme looks NOTHING like the car used in the movie except that they both have blue in them.. UGH. If this is what the entire Generations/Movie toy line ends up looking like, I won't be getting any of them.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561699)
Posted by RhA on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:13am CDT
Drift is not doing it for me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561702)
Posted by Echo_Shell on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:34am CDT
Samurai Wreck-Garr, erm...Drift worries me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561703)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:48am CDT
Is it weird that I kinda like them? Mostly the Dinobots, but also that Drift. I have Generations Blurr, and that's as close as possible as I want to get to IDW Drift because I effing hate him. But this looks alright to me. It's like a Cybertronian Yoshimitsu. Infact, I may just call him that instead of Drift. :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561705)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 1st, 2014 @ 1:04am CDT
For those of you complaining about Drift's fake chest, look closer. The bumper tells you that its not fake, it lines up directly with his kibble. its the middle section of the car front, the rest folds around back. There are fake details aplenty, but that one doesn't bother me so much.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561707)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 1st, 2014 @ 1:13am CDT
So is Scorn supposed to be a spinosaurus, and if so then why isn't he bigger than Grimlock?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561708)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 1st, 2014 @ 1:17am CDT
Spleenzorio wrote:So is Scorn supposed to be a spinosaurus, and if so then why isn't he bigger than Grimlock?


Because Grimlock is King.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561711)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 1st, 2014 @ 1:21am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Spleenzorio wrote:So is Scorn supposed to be a spinosaurus, and if so then why isn't he bigger than Grimlock?


Because Grimlock is King.


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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561712)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 1st, 2014 @ 1:22am CDT
Drift is freaking terrible in so many ways. Whata serious piece of $#!*

Scorn and Strafe on the other hand are looking pretty awesome so far. Most likely going to be Predacons on my shelf as long as something can be done for those knees. They look way too thin. If they can't line up tighter against the calves, then I will probably pass.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561716)
Posted by Bounti76 on April 1st, 2014 @ 1:56am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:For those of you complaining about Drift's fake chest, look closer. The bumper tells you that its not fake, it lines up directly with his kibble. its the middle section of the car front, the rest folds around back. There are fake details aplenty, but that one doesn't bother me so much.



Ahhh...I stand corrected. Knowing that does make me feel a little better about it, but it still bothers me that he's not black and blue (in the literal sense). And I hope that the butt-kibble folds up better than what it does in the package.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561725)
Posted by leokearon on April 1st, 2014 @ 3:06am CDT
Are those Drift's Swords they look tiny, they look like Fat, Stubby Nightsticks
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561734)
Posted by Henry921 on April 1st, 2014 @ 5:14am CDT
leokearon wrote:Are those Drift's Swords they look tiny, they look like Fat, Stubby Nightsticks


Note he has four of them. Maybe they're meant to fit two in each hand, so he can quad wield?

Leader Class Grimlock certainly looks better in robot mode than his oddly elongated beast mode, but I'm still not too keen on him. Were it not for the absolutely terrible beast mode, I'm sure I'd go for the voyager.

All the Deluxe Dinobots look like winners, though I'm on the fence about Slash. There are some positives.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561735)
Posted by frogbat on April 1st, 2014 @ 5:14am CDT
i kinda like drift's toy. Not sure about the artwork... the face looks way too human.

prime - i don't have a feel for this version - looks very blocky or backpacky

grimlock - need to see the film to make up my mind, but he seems the weakest. Perhaps cos one's expectations ride high.

the other dinobots look great though they give me a bionicle like vibe
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561755)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 1st, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
Spleenzorio wrote:So is Scorn supposed to be a spinosaurus, and if so then why isn't he bigger than Grimlock?


Not all spinosaurus species were bigger than a T-rex.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561757)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 1st, 2014 @ 8:35am CDT
The "Ages 8+" is really interesting. Is that the first time we've seen that on TF figures? (Haven't they always been 3+ or 5+?) I guess that's the help differentiate these from the "simple" line.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561759)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 1st, 2014 @ 8:38am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Spleenzorio wrote:So is Scorn supposed to be a spinosaurus, and if so then why isn't he bigger than Grimlock?


Not all spinosaurus species were bigger than a T-rex.


Correction: Hasbro gives a flying flip about proper scale, no way around it. No need to rationalise it, it's the cold hard truth.

GuyIncognito wrote:The "Ages 8+" is really interesting. Is that the first time we've seen that on TF figures? (Haven't they always been 3+ or 5+?) I guess that's the help differentiate these from the "simple" line.


The 8+ is indeed odd, But understandable. Also happy they didn't go like 13+ or even 18+ :oops:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561763)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2014 @ 8:51am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:The "Ages 8+" is really interesting. Is that the first time we've seen that on TF figures? (Haven't they always been 3+ or 5+?) I guess that's the help differentiate these from the "simple" line.


The 8+ is indeed odd, But understandable. Also happy they didn't go like 13+ or even 18+ :oops:
Yeah, I'm not sure if anything higher than 8+ would really swing that well with the toy stores.

So what we got here is:
  • Rescue Bots: Ages 2 and Up
  • Robots in Disguise: Ages 4 and Up
  • Generations: Ages 8 and Up
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561779)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on April 1st, 2014 @ 9:37am CDT
That Prime looks good, I want to pick him up. I think I mainly have a problem with the shade of grey they used, it looks bland. Plus I'm not a fan of his head. On the other hand, everything else is better than the FE. He isn't as big of a shellformer, he has chrome in good spots like his smokestacks and fuel tanks. And Reprolabels will probably be able to fix his blah factor. The only thing that concerns me is how low his shoulders sit, haven't seen them look good in any photos, but Hasbro is known for mistransforming stuff everywhere.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561794)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:17am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:The "Ages 8+" is really interesting. Is that the first time we've seen that on TF figures? (Haven't they always been 3+ or 5+?) I guess that's the help differentiate these from the "simple" line.


The 8+ is indeed odd, But understandable. Also happy they didn't go like 13+ or even 18+ :oops:
Yeah, I'm not sure if anything higher than 8+ would really swing that well with the toy stores.

So what we got here is:
  • Rescue Bots: Ages 2 and Up
  • Robots in Disguise: Ages 4 and Up
  • Generations: Ages 8 and Up


8+ is stupid IMO. I can't imagine that those deluxes are going to be that complex, certainly not as complex as ROTF leader Prime for example which is 5+.

My son spotted that 8+ straight away and interestingly he was more interested in Drift than he was in the Dino's.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561798)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:21am CDT
Dino's are so bought. Loving Strafe in particular.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561799)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:22am CDT
MightyMagnus78 wrote:8+ is stupid IMO. I can't imagine that those deluxes are going to be that complex, certainly not as complex as ROTF leader Prime for example which is 5+.

My son spotted that 8+ straight away and interestingly he was more interested in Drift than he was in the Dino's.
It's likely all just a marketing ordeal. Hasbro probably wants to get people to notice that the Generations toys are aimed at the older demographics, but since they still have to market them as children's toys, they need to keep the age limit low enough to keep it in the kids range but high enough to not be in the same lower leagues as the younger RB and RID lines.

After all, I doubt that the stores would wanna put "Age 18 and Up" items in the children's toy sections. :P
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561802)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:32am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:8+ is stupid IMO. I can't imagine that those deluxes are going to be that complex, certainly not as complex as ROTF leader Prime for example which is 5+.

My son spotted that 8+ straight away and interestingly he was more interested in Drift than he was in the Dino's.
It's likely all just a marketing ordeal. Hasbro probably wants to get people to notice that the Generations toys are aimed at the older demographics, but since they still have to market them as children's toys, they need to keep the age limit low enough to keep it in the kids range but high enough to not be in the same lower leagues as the younger RB and RID lines.

After all, I doubt that the stores would wanna put "Age 18 and Up" items in the children's toy sections. :P


True, I just think its all a bit unnecessary. That said my son still gets frustrated with Beast hunters Smokescreen even now, so I can understand why they might think this was a good idea.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561815)
Posted by Sargent on April 1st, 2014 @ 11:15am CDT
Meh.

The initial pictures looked kinda cool, but seeing this.... this utter crap (sorry for those who do like them) makes me feel sad. How could they have possibly botched G1-reminiscent-Optimus? How? That abominable face! The empty space on the back side of his truck mode! Blue upper arms! Why not make them red to get a coherent feel and make him look more like his old self at least? Sheesh... :BANG_HEAD:

Lucky me there are still tons of G1/Beast Wars/Generations/Classics bots to find and collect.

I'm sure someone will find these figures cool, which is fine by me. But personally I think they don't deliver. At. All.

Ah well..... :-(
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561819)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 1st, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
Strafe would look AWESOME with the Prime Terrorcons... if he was a Cyberverse figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561821)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 1st, 2014 @ 11:45am CDT
Been trying for 20 minutes to properly phrase my complete and total slam-fest of this incarnation of the Drift toy, it's character in the upcoming film and Bay's and Hasbro's involvement and their total lack of decency and respect in the creation of this character, and trying to phrase it all in such a way that I wouldn't get mobbed by an angry horde. It isn't working too well! I'll just leave it at "I find this figure offensive, his role in the upcoming movie to be in VERY poor taste and invite Hasbro and Michael Bay to take this deluxe class figure and shove it up their a**!"

Yep, that about sums it up.

The other figures are something of an unrecognizable nightmarish mess too but I find less at fault with them than I do Drift. Granted they fall somewhere between an attempt at making a Rorschach Test and H.R. Giger themed bondage equipment in terms of appearance (yes, even the Optimus figure) but hopefully the kiddies wont make that connection until at least their third round of nightmares.

And those are the redeeming qualities...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561823)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:Been trying for 20 minutes to properly phrase my complete and total slam-fest of this incarnation of the Drift toy, it's character in the upcoming film and Bay's and Hasbro's involvement and their total lack of decency and respect in the creation of this character, and trying to phrase it all in such a way that I wouldn't get mobbed by an angry horde. It isn't working too well! I'll just leave it at "I find this figure offensive, his role in the upcoming movie to be in VERY poor taste and invite Hasbro and Michael Bay to take this deluxe class figure and shove it up their a**!"

Yep, that about sums it up.
You know what Drift's role in the film will be?! :shock:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561824)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 1st, 2014 @ 11:59am CDT
they look great. gonna get them all
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxes, Evasion Optimus Prime, Voyager Grimlock (1561827)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Leader Grimlock looks awesome, and being a fan of Optimus's design in AOE, his leader toy looks... underwhelming. But, I'll get it, regardless.

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