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

Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Event News
Posted by: ScoutBumblebee   Views: 31,509

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

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
Credit(s): Va'al
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
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:









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 Deadput 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 Deadput 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.

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #136 - The Gathering
Twincast / Podcast #136:
"The Gathering"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016