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Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair

Transformers News: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 11:09AM CST

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This will be our last update from the 2014 UK Toy Fair. See below for some more toy news, as well as some cool pictures from around the show!

Some information from HTI: They will offer two track sets, subject to approval. One track set will be an Optimus Prime Challenge, consisting of a truck with a trailer and red track pieces with loop. The track will emerge from the front grill, and the goal will be to hit the target that has Bumblebee artwork. Set to include two diecase cars, Bumblebee and Lockdown, the grey Lamboghini (named as Lockdown on the package.)

In addition, a Grimlock track will be offered. It will contain a red track that ends at a Grimlock T-Rex. Cars will go up the dino's back for a jump, and Bumblebee car will be included.

From Sambro International, we have some first looks at upcoming games based upon Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Air Hockey game.

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

Close up of character design on air hockey table, including Grimlock, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee.

Transformers News: Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair
Gunship Escape customizable, handheld maze game. Package reflects 12 different mazes to try.

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

Sling Slider. Appears to be a game of shooting discs around the play space to get them into one central area.

Transformers News: Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair
Twin Pack of puzzles.

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

We will close out with some pictures that were taken around the Toy Fair. You'll see the Optimus Prime truck, photos of the massive display floor, and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transformers News: Re: Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair
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Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544356)
Posted by cruizerdave on January 23rd, 2014 @ 11:40am CST
Man, I really hate movie years.

So depressing. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544378)
Posted by Doubleadam on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:04pm CST
Ho hum....boring. I can't believe this is even a news piece >:oP
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544379)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:07pm CST
What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544389)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:21pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?



Good point Wolfman. No disrespect to the news crew, of course. But, these reveals are irrelevant products not many (here at least) will care about. Thanks for posting the story though. At least we know what they offered.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544390)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:23pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:No disrespect, but your statement is the equivalent of someone saying "I knew this guy once". Anyone got any hard evidence these are not getting the proverbial ax?
Here's some in hand pics from an American fan (not me) who bought them from RobotKingdom before they sold out last December:

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Makes me feel better, but I will be definitely happy once we get someone to verify an at retail purchase here in the states. Thanks for the pics Sabrblade!
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544391)
Posted by Va'al on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:24pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?


Because.. it's a toy fair?
It's not a convention, it's not open to everyone, and it's aimed at retailers, press, and the such. I thought this was common knowledge. :-?

We also expected Hasbro to reveal little, as both Nuremberg and New York are soon, and that's where stuff actually happens. :D
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544396)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:38pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?


Because.. it's a toy fair?
It's not a convention, it's not open to everyone, and it's aimed at retailers, press, and the such. I thought this was common knowledge. :-?

We also expected Hasbro to reveal little, as both Nuremberg and New York are soon, and that's where stuff actually happens. :D


thank god there is someone else that gets it.


why are you guys so no accepting


and to the guy who said i can't believe this is news

wat?


this a big thing and we are lucky to even get pics from this toyfair so i think we should be grateful because we might not be lucky next time.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544397)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:38pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?


Because.. it's a toy fair?
It's not a convention, it's not open to everyone, and it's aimed at retailers, press, and the such. I thought this was common knowledge. :-?

We also expected Hasbro to reveal little, as both Nuremberg and New York are soon, and that's where stuff actually happens. :D


thank god there is someone else that gets it.


why are you guys so not accepting


and to the guy who said i can't believe this is news

wat?


this a big thing and we are lucky to even get pics from this toyfair so i think we should be grateful because we might not be lucky next time.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544398)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:41pm CST
It's good to see some color images of Bumblebee's new model. Is he oozing green smoke, or is that just me?

Va'al wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?


Because.. it's a toy fair?
It's not a convention, it's not open to everyone, and it's aimed at retailers, press, and the such. I thought this was common knowledge. :-?


It is. :roll:
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544402)
Posted by Va'al on January 23rd, 2014 @ 2:08pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?



Good point Wolfman. No disrespect to the news crew, of course. But, these reveals are irrelevant products not many (here at least) will care about. Thanks for posting the story though. At least we know what they offered.


For the record, we also got a look at Lockdown and Crosshairs' robot mode faces, package artwork, confirmed that Lockdown is the Lamborghini Aventador, saw Drift's robot mode and that amazing mug. :D
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544427)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 3:07pm CST
Va'al wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?



Good point Wolfman. No disrespect to the news crew, of course. But, these reveals are irrelevant products not many (here at least) will care about. Thanks for posting the story though. At least we know what they offered.


For the record, we also got a look at Lockdown and Crosshairs' robot mode faces, package artwork, confirmed that Lockdown is the Lamborghini Aventador, saw Drift's robot mode and that amazing mug. :D



Sure, I understand. I definitely appreciate the job you and others do around here to report the news. And you do a good, nonbiased job of it too. I guess most of us just expected more from this convention. That is why I posted what I did and I assume why others did as well. Again, thanks for the great job Va'al. If you didn't report these things then we would know nothing. And I do appreciate it very much. I actually enjoy all the news articles here, even if I get a little "passionate" sometimes. Always know I respect what you are doing and appreciate your time to cover them.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544469)
Posted by TimothyR on January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:08pm CST
looks like they brought the second rate prime truck to the second rate toy fair lol.

i think this was a good appetizer to the US toy fair coming up.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544475)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:19pm CST
sheesh.... it too only 3 films but we finally get robots with humaniod faces, instead of insectoids or animal-like faces...

seriously, the more I see this prime, the more I hate his new looks.

so the rusty old cab over truck is apparently Ultra Magnus? is it safe to assume that the futuristic looking cab over truck is him as well?
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544479)
Posted by Va'al on January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:28pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?



Good point Wolfman. No disrespect to the news crew, of course. But, these reveals are irrelevant products not many (here at least) will care about. Thanks for posting the story though. At least we know what they offered.


For the record, we also got a look at Lockdown and Crosshairs' robot mode faces, package artwork, confirmed that Lockdown is the Lamborghini Aventador, saw Drift's robot mode and that amazing mug. :D



Sure, I understand. I definitely appreciate the job you and others do around here to report the news. And you do a good, nonbiased job of it too. I guess most of us just expected more from this convention. That is why I posted what I did and I assume why others did as well. Again, thanks for the great job Va'al. If you didn't report these things then we would know nothing. And I do appreciate it very much. I actually enjoy all the news articles here, even if I get a little "passionate" sometimes. Always know I respect what you are doing and appreciate your time to cover them.


Thanks, it means quite a bit to be appreciated for our work. ScoutBumblebee was amazing too, she got almost as little sleep as me, working in different time zones!

Also, we knew there wouldn't be much at this fair, really. Kapow! Toys usually gets more out of it, with them being traders rather than press, but they could not make it to London this year.

TimothyR wrote:looks like they brought the second rate prime truck to the second rate toy fair lol.

i think this was a good appetizer to the US toy fair coming up.


The truck driver was telling me how the new vehicles are still being used for filming and post-production, so the soonest we *might* see them around will be for the various premieres. But we'll keep you posted on that too, now that I am in contact with him and the company! :D
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544484)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:54pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:What a tease, Hasbro. Showcasing every trivial Transformers product without even a trace of the mainline figures. Why can't these toy shows be geared a little more towards fans and a little less towards clueless retailers?


Because.. it's a toy fair?
It's not a convention, it's not open to everyone, and it's aimed at retailers, press, and the such. I thought this was common knowledge. :-?

We also expected Hasbro to reveal little, as both Nuremberg and New York are soon, and that's where stuff actually happens. :D


When was the last time the press got excited over Transformers that don't transform? I know these fairs are for businesses and not consumers. I said as much already. That still doesn't change the fact that Hasbro showcased a whole lot of not the point with their Transformers brand at this show. Even retailers know what the real bread and butter Transformers products are.

I'm not trying to disparage the work the news crew has done to cover this event. It's Hasbro that didn't deliver, not you. My complaints are not meant to be displays of ingratitude towards our intrepid Seibertron reporters.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544488)
Posted by jamesbenjamin on January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:02pm CST
Hasbro delivered to their customers: toy store BUYERS. This was not a public show, and they're probly contracted to have New York toyfair be the first "public" showing.

Every year is like this.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544489)
Posted by Va'al on January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:08pm CST
Oh, but all of this stuff was *not* showcased by Hasbro. They're all licensed properties, sold through the various companies we listed.

The Hasbro stall was guarded by three members of security, and I had to sign three Non-Disclosure Agreements. Anything inside their area I am not able to talk about, but I can say there was nothing much to talk about anyway. All the big stuff will be revealed at the other two fairs. :D
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544520)
Posted by Triptykon on January 23rd, 2014 @ 6:36pm CST
I'm thinking (hoping) the green helmeted dude with the steampunksih glasses is Hound.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544529)
Posted by Loyal To The End on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:05pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:Trek - Excellent work, my friend. That is what I like. Solid proof. And you have provided that. With that said, cool! Can't wait to see them here, hopefully very soon. And BTW, from what I understand the UK usually gets the shaft when it comes to releases in a timely manner. Looks like the Brits got something before we did for once. Good for them!


No offense but you sound like an asshole.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544530)
Posted by njb902 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:08pm CST
Triptykon wrote:I'm thinking (hoping) the green helmeted dude with the steampunksih glasses is Hound.


Hound is supposed to have a "beard", people believe that head to be Crosshair.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544553)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 8:34pm CST
Loyal To The End wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Trek - Excellent work, my friend. That is what I like. Solid proof. And you have provided that. With that said, cool! Can't wait to see them here, hopefully very soon. And BTW, from what I understand the UK usually gets the shaft when it comes to releases in a timely manner. Looks like the Brits got something before we did for once. Good for them!


No offense but you sound like an asshole.


In the post you quoted, I see nothing to provoke such a statement. Even if he had done so, it's still not welcomed here. Don't do that again.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1544718)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 24th, 2014 @ 10:50am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Loyal To The End wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Trek - Excellent work, my friend. That is what I like. Solid proof. And you have provided that. With that said, cool! Can't wait to see them here, hopefully very soon. And BTW, from what I understand the UK usually gets the shaft when it comes to releases in a timely manner. Looks like the Brits got something before we did for once. Good for them!


No offense but you sound like an asshole.


In the post you quoted, I see nothing to provoke such a statement. Even if he had done so, it's still not welcomed here. Don't do that again.



Exactly. It would have been different had the comment been directed at me but there was nothing about any of Shockblast2's statements that seemed at all "asshole" like. While I had the exact same concerns and sentiments as Shockblast2 has and, at this point despite reassurances I still harbor no faith whatsoever that those figures won't be cancelled in actual brick and mortar stores, I feel that he did make his inquiries into the subject in a respectful manner.
Folks need to save the finger pointing and accusations of nastiness for people like me who really ARE ill-tempered, rude and irritating and aren't at all ashamed to admit it.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545068)
Posted by Va'al on January 25th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CST
The UK Toy Fair may be over, but there is still news to be found in terms of the fourth Transformers' movie accompanying merchandise. This update comes from the UK retailer Smyths Toys, and features the following: a new water bottle, with Optimus Prime and dino mode Grimlock artwork for £4.99; a lunch pack with same characters, but different artwork, for £8.99; a laser tag set in Optimus Prime and Bumblebee decos, for £39.99. Check out images below!

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Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545073)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 25th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CST
Is it just me, or does that Optimus armor thing look more like two Optimuses about to kiss each other rather than his chest?

Also, I'm liking how Grimlock's dino mode has a mix of silver and gold/yellow. More interesting than just straight up silver.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545075)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 25th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Is it just me, or does that Optimus armor thing look more like two Optimuses about to kiss each other rather than his chest?

Yeah, maybe it'll be possible to unsee that once we've all gotten used to Op's TF4 design, but for now it's kind of hard to imagine shooting at that without projecting some sort of political agenda onto it.

Though my first thought was, am I the only one happy to simply see it called "Laser" tag again, rather than "Virtual Paintball"? Maybe I'm just remembering one particular brand name that irked me a few years back; is Laser Tag a specific brand, and that's why this box says "Mega Laser Set"?
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545086)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CST
Grimlock is gold, silver, and black. 8)
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545087)
Posted by dedcat on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:49pm CST
Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.

Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino. Perhaps the precedent was already set.


It's pretty absurd, admittedly - but movie-verse does what movie-verse wants.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545090)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CST
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

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dedcat wrote:nother clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545099)
Posted by #Sideways# on January 25th, 2014 @ 8:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

dedcat wrote:Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).


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And now the color scheme of Grimlock, compared to this car's color scheme? That, and how they said Bumblebee was that muscle car? Isn't it easy (but not safe) to assume Grimlock = Bumblebee?
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545105)
Posted by RAcast on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:34pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

dedcat wrote:Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).


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Remember this?

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And now the color scheme of Grimlock, compared to this car's color scheme? That, and how they said Bumblebee was that muscle car? Isn't it easy (but not safe) to assume Grimlock = Bumblebee?


Honestly? I say go for it, Bay. Do something different, weird even! Points for originality, I say! Points for doing something off-the-wall insane!

LET THE WORLD BURN! :lol:
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545115)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:03pm CST
RAcast wrote:Honestly? I say go for it, Bay. Do something different, weird even! Points for originality, I say! Points for doing something off-the-wall insane!

LET THE WORLD BURN! :lol:
In that case, go nuts, AOE!

Make Optimus Prime into a WOMAN! :P :twisted:
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545129)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:Honestly? I say go for it, Bay. Do something different, weird even! Points for originality, I say! Points for doing something off-the-wall insane!

LET THE WORLD BURN! :lol:
In that case, go nuts, AOE!

Make Optimus Prime into a WOMAN! :P :twisted:

"Autobots, transvest and roll out!"
Seriously, after the slagstorm over Windblade, wouldn't it be hilarious if part of the official solution to inherent robot gender is TFs rediscovering an ability to change theirs as easily as transforming from mode to mode? Maybe only characters who've experienced international sex-changes (Nightbeat, Nitro Convoy), or, erm, "pink-repaints" (Highbeam, Rewind, Wheelie).

But back on topic, if grey and gold are close enough to yellow and black, couldn't it just be that Bee and Grimlock have usually had roughly the same color combination since before Transformers was even a brand? Even if this doesn't come to pass, this thread may have already given Roger Corman the inspiration for his greatest cash-in: CAR-nosaur! Well, if the studio behind Transmorphers doesn't make it first...
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545246)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 26th, 2014 @ 11:39am CST
Going to have to hold final judgement for this years line-up until the other TF fairs are done and we get a better look at the over-all line but based on what we've seen so far, the suckage-to-win ratio is not looking good. Of course, I've been suspecting that this would be the case since about 2/3 of the way through this last year. It's not that I'm bitching about the lack of items aimed towards collectors, we aren't the big money makers for Hasbro/Takara and it only makes sense that we would get screwed, but even some of the stuff they have to draw in more of the younger crowd strikes me as being sub-par. Back off Hasbro, you're trying to hard! You're going to flood the market with useless, unappealing crap and do more damage to your profit margin than you will good. Focus on quality products for all age ranges instead of flooding EVERYONE with cheap, novelty, bull**** items.
Even as my own kids are outgrowing many of the TF products out there I still get input from my friends' kids (I'm the cool "uncle" that gets called in to fix their TF's or help their parents figure out how to transform the stuff when they cant) so I still get input on how the younger kids react to the new product lines and know whats a "hit" and what "sucks" and I can tell you right now, Hasbro is setting themselves up for some serious wasted effort this coming year. There are a few items out of these pics that I'd actually put out money for but that amounts to a VERY short list.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545317)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:00pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dedcat wrote:Now that we have seen some Grimlock pics and based on his color scheme and decor, I have a pretty out there speculation. Is it possible that Bumblebee somehow becomes Grimlock?

Bee's popularity has dropped pretty low and no one wants to go through yet another round of all Bee merchandise. Plus let's face it, Grimlock is the big money character in part 4. So rather than have two (for lack of a better word) favorites battle for consumer cash, just mash em together and be done with it.
Wouldn't it be better business to exploit the profits of two favorites instead of just one?

dedcat wrote:Another clue is the recent decision to make Rescue Bot Op into a dino.
And Oprimus. And Heatwave. And Chase. And Boulder (no word on Blades yet, though).


Image

Remember this?

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And now the color scheme of Grimlock, compared to this car's color scheme? That, and how they said Bumblebee was that muscle car? Isn't it easy (but not safe) to assume Grimlock = Bumblebee?

Yea, hat the same idea when I saw that Grimlock pic.
Maybe that's their explanation for them being called "Dinobots", they're the Autobots, mutated into Dinosaurs.

A terrible idea, but one that's kinda interesting.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545318)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:Yea, hat the same idea when I saw that Grimlock pic.
Maybe that's their explanation for them being called "Dinobots", they're the Autobots, mutated into Dinosaurs.

A terrible idea, but one that's kinda interesting.
Pretty much what the FOC Dinobots were: Ordinary Autobots whose dino forms were forced upon them unwillingly, resulting in their being freaks.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545326)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:31pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Yea, hat the same idea when I saw that Grimlock pic.
Maybe that's their explanation for them being called "Dinobots", they're the Autobots, mutated into Dinosaurs.

A terrible idea, but one that's kinda interesting.
Pretty much what the FOC Dinobots were: Ordinary Autobots whose dino forms were forced upon them unwillingly, resulting in their being freaks.

I know that, but you gotta view my comment in context with the comments I quoted, and include the "the" in "the Autobots", as in Bumblebee, Optimus and the rest of the Movie Autobot cast.

Thunderlips is likely Optimus, since he has like two heads and Prime loves heads so much.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545327)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CST
...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545329)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:37pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.

It's one of the code names, and I'm not sure it's the one with the two heads. Just kinda makes sense you know, Thunderlips is the one with more head than anyone else, and Optimus, who loves heads
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545331)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.

It's one of the code names, and I'm not sure it's the one with the two heads. Just kinda makes sense you know, Thunderlips is the one with more head than anyone else, and Optimus, who loves heads
It's for Scorn. Strafe's the two-headed Pterasaur (we presume).

Though, the two-headed thing might have been a goof since the toy might have been mistransformed with the two head halves simply not properly connected.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545336)
Posted by Va'al on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:...I hope you are aware of the nature of that "Thunderlips" name.

It's one of the code names, and I'm not sure it's the one with the two heads. Just kinda makes sense you know, Thunderlips is the one with more head than anyone else, and Optimus, who loves heads
It's for Scorn. Strafe's the two-headed Pterasaur (we presume).

Though, the two-headed thing might have been a goof since the toy might have been mistransformed with the two head halves simply not properly connected.


We have ..information that confirms it is a double-headed flying beast. Though said information may also be based on that image.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545338)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CST
Va'al wrote:We have ..information that confirms it is a double-headed flying beast. Though said information may also be based on that image.
Oooh, cool.

Though, now I'm wondering about that packaging background art we saw of an ordinary-looking Pterasaur that looked to have one head. :-? Guess we'll find out soon enough (when is U.S. Toy Fair, again?).

Also, I totally read that post of yours in William Shatner's voice. :P
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545340)
Posted by Va'al on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have ..information that confirms it is a double-headed flying beast. Though said information may also be based on that image.
Oooh, cool.

Though, now I'm wondering about that packaging background art we saw of an ordinary-looking Pterasaur that looked to have one head. :-? Guess we'll find out soon enough (when is U.S. Toy Fair, again?).

Also, I totally read that post of yours in William Shatner's voice. :P


That was.. not intentional. Though I see.. the similarities.
As for the Fair.. 16-19th February! :D
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545343)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CST
Va'al wrote:That was.. not intentional. Though I see.. the similarities.
As for the Fair.. 16-19th February! :D
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545437)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on January 27th, 2014 @ 9:30am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Even if this doesn't come to pass, this thread may have already given Roger Corman the inspiration for his greatest cash-in: CAR-nosaur! Well, if the studio behind Transmorphers doesn't make it first...


Ha Ha Ha Transmorphers! Poor Bruce Boxleitner. :lol:
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545698)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 28th, 2014 @ 8:56am CST
The Idle Hands blog has a picture up of the anticipated Rescue Bots Optimus Primal toy, which is supposed to be available in fall of this year. It’s a large-scale figure and transforms from robot to TRex with one touch conversion. It will feature lights, over twenty sounds and phrases, and a working rescue drill.

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Idle Hands is also revealing that they got a look at some sales sheets, which showed a schedule of upcoming toy releases. If this list is correct, this will be a big spring/early summer for releases. See the list below:

  • Movie 4 Dino Sparkers - May 2014
  • Classic Legion Figure Assortment - May
  • Movie 4 One Step Changers - May
  • Movie 4 Power Battlers - May
  • Movie 4 Flip N Change Assortment - May
  • Movie 4 Mega One Step Bumblebee - July
  • Movie 4 Stomp N Chomp Grimlock - July
  • Movie 4 Construct Bots Dinobot Riders - May
  • Movie 4 Construct Bots Dinobot Assortment - May
  • Movie 4 Construct Bots Dinofire Grimlock - July
  • Movie 4 Construct Bots Dinobot Warriors - May
  • One Step Optimus - July
  • One Step Bruce - July
  • One Step Max - July
  • Cab Scout Slug - July
  • Cab Scout Strafe - July
  • Cab Scout Grimlock - July
  • Kre-O Dinobot Charge - March
  • Kre-O Scorn Street Chase - March
  • Kre-O Cell Block Breakout - March
  • Kre-O Grimlock Street Attack - March
  • Kre-O Lockdown Air Raid - March
  • Kre-O Optimus Prime Dino Hauler - March
  • Kre-O Glavatron Factory Battle - March
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545702)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:04am CST
The title made me exited, the content just confused me.

Is that a rescue bot thing? It looks to have BW Megatron's transformation sequence, well just with the arms switched and no alt-mode shells.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545704)
Posted by ScottyP on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:09am CST
Dino Prime Rescue Bot = Yes

And some of those Kreo sets just sound metal.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545705)
Posted by Rated X on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:12am CST
I thought it was going to be a voyager beast wars optimus primal. Then I opened up the page and saw this deformed piece of crap. What a way to ruin the morning...
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545716)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:19am CST
I'm not really sure what line this is supposed to come out under, which is why there isn't a statement to Rescue Bots, etc.

Edit: We have confirmation that it is a Rescue Bots toy. So updating original accordingly.
Re: Last News and Images from 2014 UK Toy Fair (1545722)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:41am CST
News flash: This isn't for us (collectors). This is for kids. And I will be buying this for BOTH of my nephews because they will love it.

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