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New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 10:44AM CDT

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Remember those Hasbro Protectobots we first heard about here? Well Seibertron.com Members AutobotGenocide and MKall have spotted new images of the Autobot Protectobot team from via weibo on multiple Facebook pages. This team is a repaint of Deluxe Ratchet as First Aid, Beast Hunters Prowl as Streetwise, Cyberverse Legion Arcee as Groove, RotF Evac as Blades and Generations Grappel as Hot Spot. Check out the Images mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots

Transformers News: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots
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Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593101)
Posted by fonziechavez on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
:grin: Yes Please! :BOT:
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593103)
Posted by Peridot on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
It that an Elite Guard logo I see on Blades?
Edit: Huh. Just Googled the Elite Guard badge. It's very similar, but not quite the same. The Elite Guard logo has three chevron-thingies that sit at an upwards angle, but the insignia on Blades only has two, and they're straight.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593108)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
Police tape!
And :lol: the box art is lying about Blades' "hands."


They really should've done more to distinguish these from earlier uses of these molds. The 3-pack in particular still looks just like Ratchet, Prowl, and Arcee. Simply using the alternate heads for First Aid and Hot Spot would've worked wonders.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593110)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:01am CDT
I approve of the yellow tape on the packaging, especially the "Protectobots on the scene" ;)^ I still think using Arcee, let alone the Legion, as Groove is a bit weird, a crane as a fire vehicle not so much, look at United Artfire. Streetsmart looks too bland in robot mode, that's the only really bad thing in the set. We are dealing with a new design team, mind you, but so far I'm not displeased overall.

Since I don't see TF4 or Age of Extinction anywhere, it's safe to assume they're like the blank 2010 line toys: they can fit in anywhere. ;)
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593115)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:16am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Beast Hunters Prowl as Streetwisesmart
LOLwut? :lol:

mooncake623 wrote:RotF Evac as Blades
ROTF Blazemaster.


JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Since I don't see TF4 or Age of Extinction anywhere, it's safe to assume they're like the blank 2010 line toys: they can fit in anywhere. ;)
I'm thinking these mutli-packs might be the catalyst that forces TFWiki to change its "Transformers: Age of Extinction (toyline)" page to a "Transformers (2014 toyline) page. :P
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593118)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Since I don't see TF4 or Age of Extinction anywhere, it's safe to assume they're like the blank 2010 line toys: they can fit in anywhere. ;)
I'm thinking these mutli-packs might be the catalyst that forces TFWiki to change its "Transformers: Age of Extinction (toyline)" page to a "Transformers (2014 toyline) page. :P


And the Legends Optimus Prime, Starscream and Bumblebee re-re-releases haven't done so already? :lol: If I were you I'd wait a little while longer until we get package shots of the Generations 2015 toys. If they match in style we get 2010 all over again.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593120)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:21am CDT
Might bite on the Groove/Streetwise/First Aid set, but knowing that next year's Generations theme is combiners, I think I'll be the patient little boy I am and pray to the HasTak gods.

That Hot Spot/Blades set though... :SICK: Had they used Hot Spot's GDO head and the Inferno version of the mold, it'd be a little better. But as it stands, no thanks.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593130)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:44am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:That Hot Spot/Blades set though... :SICK: Had they used Hot Spot's GDO head and the Inferno version of the mold, it'd be a little better. But as it stands, no thanks.
But then it would just be GDO Hot Spot in red. It'd look more like Fire Chief instead. At least with the crane arm we get something evocative of a ladder.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593131)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
Wait a sec! :shock:

Oh my goodness, you guys! Blades has the color scheme of Fly-Up! :shock: :shock: :shock:




And Hot Spot being red makes him look a bit like Fire Chief!




Sadly, though, the other three don't look that much like Safety, Sparkride, or Streetstar. We could have had updated versions of all of the Guard City dudes.


Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593132)
Posted by mcfmullen on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
The colors are all wrong. Not accurate to the show at all.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593136)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Wait a sec! :shock:

Oh my goodness, you guys! Blades has the color scheme of Fly-Up! :shock: :shock: :shock:




And Hot Spot being red makes him look a bit like Fire Chief!




Aaaaaaaaaaaand That made me like these even less, thanks sabrblade :D
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593137)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
mcfmullen wrote:The colors are all wrong. Not accurate to the show at all.
Who said they were trying to be show-accurate? In fact, none of these bodies are show-accurate anyway, so how could they ever be show-accurate?
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593145)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:16pm CDT
mcfmullen wrote:The colors are all wrong. Not accurate to the show at all.


They weren't really supposed to. We already have a color accurate Hot Spot:



RotF Evac comes close enough to Blades, just switch out the orange for red:



Plus, using the original G1 colors would have resulted in near carbon copies of Prime Ratchet and Prowl.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593154)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:27pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:RotF Evac comes close enough to Blades, just switch out the orange for red:

As is, it's a good match for the deco of Rescue Bots Blades. ;)
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593162)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:54pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Plus, using the original G1 colors would have resulted in near carbon copies of Prime Ratchet and Prowl.

Because they aren't now?
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593164)
Posted by Flashwave on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:RotF Evac comes close enough to Blades, just switch out the orange for red:

As is, it's a good match for the deco of Rescue Bots Blades. ;)


Yes. Yes it does. And Universe Bonecrusher, with a little black paint, and some yellow stripes, is a hop, skip, and jump from being Boulder. Need a good Chase though. Using RID Prowl right now, and I glued a lego stud to DOTM Spec. Ratchet so I could mount a Ladder to him for Heatwave, although this might get subbed in.

I want to get GDO Hit Spot even more now, and use the Guard City names for the fire truck and helicopter, and one day Heatwave is going to get a long-lost distress call from Rescue Team Alpha-1. ;)

Also, I love that Groove comes with two guns. (on package) And that I used the same guns for the same setup on Arcee.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593167)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CDT
I think these sets were a good idea in concept, but it seems like they gave them a half-assed effort when it came to the paint jobs. They should have committed to making the set accurate or an homage to something, instead of just a hodge-podge. If they had all been show-accurate, or if they'd all been G1-toy-accurate, or if they'd all been comic-accurate, any of those would have been better than this mixture.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593170)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
So...., what toyline is this? Generations, Age of Extinction, or a nameless line called Transformers?
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593183)
Posted by mcfmullen on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:30pm CDT
If they made Hot Spot white and blue to match the rest, I'd have been content with it being "show accurate" enough. At least they'd all look like a team. Hot Spot is NOT red, end of story. It just looks ignorant to make him red and the others in white and blue.
Re: New product images of Hasbro Protectobots (1593190)
Posted by Black Hat on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:43pm CDT
If we're really lucky, when we eventually get an official Defensor, Groove will have changed into something less ridiculously undersized than a motorcycle.

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