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Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Monday, March 31st, 2014 11:50PM CDT

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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.

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes

Transformers News: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes


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Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561699)
Posted by RhA on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:13am CDT
Drift is not doing it for me.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561702)
Posted by Echo_Shell on April 1st, 2014 @ 12:34am CDT
Samurai Wreck-Garr, erm...Drift worries me.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561798)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:21am CDT
Dino's are so bought. Loving Strafe in particular.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561824)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 1st, 2014 @ 11:59am CDT
they look great. gonna get them all
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (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.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561844)
Posted by craggy on April 1st, 2014 @ 2:11pm CDT
Like that big Grimlock with the shiny shiny.


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.

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...

the changes made to Drift so far seem no more divergent from his original portrayal than many of the other characters featured in the films so far. He's still a car, he's still an Autobot, he still has swords. If this film is anything like the last 3 I wouldn't worry too much about him getting enough screen time or character development to think there'll be anything that contradicts the Drift from the comics' past or personality.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561878)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 1st, 2014 @ 4:06pm CDT
craggy wrote:the changes made to Drift so far seem no more divergent from his original portrayal than many of the other characters featured in the films so far. He's still a car, he's still an Autobot, he still has swords. If this film is anything like the last 3 I wouldn't worry too much about him getting enough screen time or character development to think there'll be anything that contradicts the Drift from the comics' past or personality.


I REALLY want him to have a hideous accent though. :D Like a posh British accent or thick Russian. Or even South African. That would be great.

EDIT: by "hideous" I mean in relation to the character design, I don't actually think those accents are hideous. ;)

*continues pedaling backwards down the street*
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561891)
Posted by craggy on April 1st, 2014 @ 5:19pm CDT
ha, something that doesn't mesh with the physical design would be hilarious. make him a coward too!
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561892)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
He could be voiced by either Gilbert Gottfried, Lucas Cruikshank, or Tara Strong doing her Bubbles voice.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561897)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 1st, 2014 @ 5:40pm CDT
Grimlock look absolutely incredible! I'm going to buy it as soon as it come out for sure. :APPLAUSE:

However, Optimus look derpy as hell.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561912)
Posted by swagitron on April 1st, 2014 @ 7:50pm CDT
Im so excited for all of these cant wait for the dinobots expesialy scorn,strafe,and leader Grimlock. Now wheres wave 3?
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1561949)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:14pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
craggy wrote:the changes made to Drift so far seem no more divergent from his original portrayal than many of the other characters featured in the films so far. He's still a car, he's still an Autobot, he still has swords. If this film is anything like the last 3 I wouldn't worry too much about him getting enough screen time or character development to think there'll be anything that contradicts the Drift from the comics' past or personality.


I REALLY want him to have a hideous accent though. :D Like a posh British accent or thick Russian. Or even South African. That would be great.

EDIT: by "hideous" I mean in relation to the character design, I don't actually think those accents are hideous. ;)

*continues pedaling backwards down the street*


The moment you mentioned a South African accent, I immediately thought of Agent Kruger from Elysium. Didn't he use a Japanese katana in that movie?
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562534)
Posted by El Duque on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:42pm CDT
The Transformers Columbia Facebook page has posted some promotional images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change Optimus Prime and Grimlock.

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  • Scorn

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Flip & Change Optimus Prime and Grimlock:

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Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562536)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:49pm CDT
Wait, are Crosshairs' lower legs stuck together with a solid hood piece? If so, is that supposed to be the Generations Deluxe toy? And if yes to that, why would they pull something that homages G1 toy engineering in the wrong way like that?
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562538)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:53pm CDT
Too much green kid in those shots.
The deluxes cars look cheap and stupid as hell in robot mode.
The deluxe dinos are not too bad.
Flip-Change? For who those toys are made? Kids? Pah!

Mixed feelings so far. Let's wait and see.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562539)
Posted by El Duque on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Wait, are Crosshairs' lower legs stuck together with a solid hood piece? If so, is that supposed to be the Generations Deluxe toy? And if yes to that, why would they pull something that homages G1 toy engineering in the wrong way like that?


Pretty sure he's just mistransformed.

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Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562540)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Wait, are Crosshairs' lower legs stuck together with a solid hood piece? If so, is that supposed to be the Generations Deluxe toy? And if yes to that, why would they pull something that homages G1 toy engineering in the wrong way like that?


Let's hope it's one more case of "mistransformation for the shots".
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562542)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:57pm CDT
Ah, that's more like it. Had me worried for a second there.

-Kanrabat- wrote:Flip-Change? For who those toys are made? Kids?
Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562543)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:01am CDT
All of them look mistransformed as all ass. How hard is it to correctly use your own product, Hasbro? Honestly. No, I want to know, really! HOW HARD!!!???
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:All of them look mistransformed as all ass. How hard is it to correctly use your own product, Hasbro? Honestly. No, I want to know, really! HOW HARD!!!???
I wouldn't be surprised if that kid was who transformed them and did so without looking at the instructions to see all of the proper steps.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562548)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:13am CDT
im more interested in the dinobots than anything, they sure look cool
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Posted by SlyTF1 on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:17am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:All of them look mistransformed as all ass. How hard is it to correctly use your own product, Hasbro? Honestly. No, I want to know, really! HOW HARD!!!???
I wouldn't be surprised if that kid was who transformed them and did so without looking at the instructions to see all of the proper steps.


Even when I was a kid, I would MAKE myself transform all my TFs without even glancing at the instructions. It always turned out just fine. And these are supposed to be "easier" and more "kid friendly." If they can't transform these properly, my ever-diminishing faith... wait I never had any faith in humanity. I should say expectations. Yes, that's it. My expectations of the future of the human race just got even lower than they were before. I didn't think it possible to get any lower. And being that these are supposed to be official photos, wouldn't it stand to reason that Hasbro would, I don't know, make sure the figures were transformed properly for their official marketing photos? Or is that just a stupid idea?
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562553)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:19am CDT
That Crosshairs is transformed wrong as hell. Unless they changed the hell out of him. If not then I'll still pick him up. I'm going to skip that Bumblebee. I've already got more movie Bumblebees than I'm comfortable admitting. Dinobots though are a must-buy for me.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562554)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:21am CDT
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SlyTF1 wrote:All of them look mistransformed as all ass. How hard is it to correctly use your own product, Hasbro? Honestly. No, I want to know, really! HOW HARD!!!???
I wouldn't be surprised if that kid was who transformed them and did so without looking at the instructions to see all of the proper steps.


Even when I was a kid, I would MAKE myself transform all my TFs without even glancing at the instructions. It always turned out just fine.
Sure, but you probably had pictures on the packaging to go by, right? It's possible that who transformed these had very little idea as to how they're supposed to properly look in robot mode and instead just took a stab in the dark working from sheer guesswork.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562555)
Posted by TimothyR on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:22am CDT
this is purely pathetic. .. that kid can't be that stupid.. also.. what boy is going to be this happy about a purple dinosaur? .. i know i certainly am not.

MightyMagnus78 wrote:
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.


here's the problem.. hasbro can't consistently make transformations that are complex.. but easy.. i mean.. take MP sideswipe.. his transformation isn't difficult at all, there are quite a few steps.. but it's easy.

i don't understand why they need to dumb everything down.

and these colors.. i will NEVER understand why they choose the colors they do.. and why is it that takara actually has eyes and is able to give these toys proper paint jobs.. it's just further proof that hasbro doesn't give a crap and just wants to make money.. i mean, if they cared, they'd at least use accurate hues of colors rather than seemingly just picking colors out of a hat.

look at drift.. the damn car in the movie ISN'T ROYAL BLUE!!.. the fact that the toy is amazes me.

why would they ruin an entire line with terrible color choices when it didn't have to be this way. it baffles me.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562557)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:31am CDT
Don't you remember what happened with the decos of the Generations Fall of Cybertron Combaticons? IIRC, the reason we didn't get the game-accurate decos outside of A) a limited SDCC exclusive, B) TakaraTomy, or C) the exclusive Platinum Edition, was because the retailers didn't want to carry the dull-colored versions, wanting brightly-colored inaccurate decos instead.

The same is likely the case for the Dinobots. Retailers want bright colors over dull colors, but the filmmakers preferred dull colors over bright colors.
Re: Official Age of Extinction In Package Images From Deluxe And Leader Classes (1562571)
Posted by Rated X on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:58am CDT
That kid in the tight green shirt really creeps me out. He looks way too old to be getting all giggly over toys. It's ok to collect toys at any age. Hell, look at us. But a 12 year old acting like a 5 year old is pretty disturbing.

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