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Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Monday, May 5th, 2014 1:20PM CDT

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The infamous Transformers Columbia Facebook page has posted official images of Hasbro's upcoming Titan figures from both Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots. These are larger non-transforming, limited articulation action figures. From Age of Extinction we have Optimus Prime and Grimlock. The Rescue Bots lineup features the four main cast members Heatwave, Blades, Boulder, and Chase. Check out the official images mirrored below:

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures
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Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571462)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 5th, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
Yeah, not looking forward to seeing these at all. Barely any paint on the Age of Extinction figures. Hasbro, are you even trying? :BANG_HEAD:

At least the Rescue Bots got the better end of the stick.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571464)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 5th, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah, not looking forward to seeing these at all. Barely any paint on the Age of Extinction figures. Hasbro, are you even trying? :BANG_HEAD:

At least the Rescue Bots got the better end of the stick.


I wonder why... :-?
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571469)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
Looks like they accidentally got a little color on that OP figure. ;)
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571470)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
Y'know, the more I look at that Optimus Prime, the more I'm beginning to think that it may be representative of that "Silver Knight" thing going around. Check out the box art: not a whiff of color, excluding the head. I'm certain that he's supposed to have more color on his torso than just grey/silver.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571473)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CDT
Bravo Hasbro. I mean, these did so well in the Prime line I guess they decided to make more! So good that I even saw Target selling them for 75% just last week. A whole shelf of them. And at $10 for a blown plastic statue, that is a bargin, right?


Yes, people. THESE type of figures are replacing the Generations figures.

I knew Hasbro's price points would eventually price themselves out of the market. But, I never dreamed these type of figures would be their replacements.

Pathetic.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571474)
Posted by TFU2014 on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
DAT OPTIMUS AND GRIMLOCK BOX ART THOUGH :michaelbay: :BOWDOWN: ;)^ :HALUC:
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571476)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
Wow. These all look like something you'd find in a 3rd world country street vendor stand. Doesn't look like MY optimus or Grimlock. Looks like a suit of armor and some quasi-pan-asian warrior. Lack of paint apps is saddening. I have avoided painting my own figures, but there may come a day this year where I get some touch-up pens.

Well, maybe they will be a money maker as low budget kid toys for little kids? Just hoping the whole line doesn't follow this trend. (And I don't think it is, seeing the amazing Jetfire and other upcoming bots. Keep the classics coming, and I'll bit my tongue in regards to the dreadful Bay-former movie toys. Promise. Won't say a word!)
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571479)
Posted by Grendelspyce on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:24pm CDT
It's depressing to see these... things... coming from one of the leading toy companies in the world. I would genuinely feel pity for any child who received one of those shampoo bottles as a gift. Even the dollar store has toys with better articulation and paint apps.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571486)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:38pm CDT
Grendelspyce wrote:It's depressing to see these... things... coming from one of the leading toy companies in the world. I would genuinely feel pity for any child who received one of those shampoo bottles as a gift. Even the dollar store has toys with better articulation and paint apps.


Yes, I know. And your shampoo bottle comparison is dead on. They might as well filled it with that. And you are correct, the dollar store has better articulated figures. They are currently carrying the third ( and some fourth) reissue of the legends molds for Optimus, Bumblebee, and Starscream. Much better figures than these abominations.


Be careful about saying negative things about TF's on here though. You will be accused of being a troll.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571487)
Posted by Emerje on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:38pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Yes, people. THESE type of figures are replacing the Generations figures.


You're joking right? You sound serious, but I can't picture anyone saying that with a straight face. If Hasbro wanted to kill off Generations they would have done it with the movie considering all of the other stuff they've made for it.

Anyway, this looks like the international packaging for Grimlock and Prime, neither of the character descriptions after their names are in English. The ages 4+ thing is kinda funny on these considering they look as safe as any baby toy.

Emerje
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571489)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:43pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Yes, people. THESE type of figures are replacing the Generations figures.


You're joking right? You sound serious, but I can't picture anyone saying that with a straight face. If Hasbro wanted to kill off Generations they would have done it with the movie considering all of the other stuff they've made for it.

Anyway, this looks like the international packaging for Grimlock and Prime, neither of the character descriptions after their names are in English. The ages 4+ thing is kinda funny on these considering they look as safe as any baby toy.

Emerje



Do I appear to be kidding? Do you think they are not going to take up valuable shelf space that could have been occupied by figures that would actually sell? Of course they are not a direct replacement. Indirectly though, yes, because the space that these abominations will occupy could have been used for something much cooler. Like a plastic brick.....
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571492)
Posted by Metroplex79 on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
It's like Hasbro hired former Mattel employees.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571494)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
YES! Shampoo bottles. Exactly. I knew they reminded me of something. :APPLAUSE:

But again, I know these are an odd case. (Like the pop-up figures, etc.) You can't judge them against the actual main toy line — but they are so extreme they make you do a double take.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571495)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:YES! Shampoo bottles. Exactly. I knew they reminded me of something. :APPLAUSE:

But again, I know these are an odd case. (Like the pop-up figures, etc.) You can't judge them against the actual main toy line - but they are so extreme they make you do a double take.



Could be coin banks too. Remember those cheap ass ones with the paper thin plastic? Put a slit in the thing at the head and there you go.

At least those had some sort of paint apps. I guess the AOE ones got the weapon and the Rescue Bots got the paint.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571496)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:03pm CDT
so they expect kids to want a bland piece of gray plastic? whoever thought of that is a colossal moron. Id expect that from a cheap 3rd party company that makes those premade easter baskets or something thats bundled with bublebath or something not one of the biggest toy companies in the world for mass retail. Do we really need anymore proof that hasbro has no clue anymore & this franchise is doomed? The franchise has already lost a bunch of diehard collectors, and from the looks of it the kids are next cause no one is going to want those things. All we can hope is the stores are smart enough to keep those away from the main line figures cause if they dont you can just say goodbye to generations, no way are the stores going to order them when they have a ton of shelf warmers. Just look at recent waves & tell me its not true
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571497)
Posted by Emerje on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:03pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Do I appear to be kidding? Do you think they are not going to take up valuable shelf space that could have been occupied by figures that would actually sell? Of course they are not a direct replacement. Indirectly though, yes, because the space that these abominations will occupy could have been used for something much cooler. Like a plastic brick.....


Just like with the previous movies, stores are going to allocate a lot of shelf space to Transformers this year, I'm not too worried about them taking up space. This is hardly the first movie where Hasbro pumped out a bunch of simple, little kid friendly figures along side the regular line. The Rescue Bot stuff wont even be in the same aisle.

This also isn't the only line that they make these for, they make similar figures for Marvel, too. They must be selling well if they keep making more and more for both lines.

Emerje
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571498)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
This things have to be part of a sort of game... like shooting then with a toy gun or something else. I refuse to accept them as a toy itself, hasbro is not that amateur :-(
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571501)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
C'mon guys, stop ragging on these, the shelves have to stay warm somehow :lol:
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571508)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Do these things exist to keep shelves warm or what? The prime and AOE ones are just terrible. KO tfs are way better thn these
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571510)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:so they expect kids to want a bland piece of gray plastic? whoever thought of that is a colossal moron. Id expect that from a cheap 3rd party company that makes those premade easter baskets or something thats bundled with bublebath or something not one of the biggest toy companies in the world for mass retail. Do we really need anymore proof that hasbro has no clue anymore & this franchise is doomed? The franchise has already lost a bunch of diehard collectors, and from the looks of it the kids are next cause no one is going to want those things. All we can hope is the stores are smart enough to keep those away from the main line figures cause if they dont you can just say goodbye to generations, no way are the stores going to order them when they have a ton of shelf warmers. Just look at recent waves & tell me its not true




My children didn't want them. They thought they were "lame".

I agree. Hasbro has been pricing themselves out of the market in the last few years. The price point just jumped again from last year, up $2 for a deluxe, $3 for a voyager. At the rate they are going, by 2018, deluxes will be 19.99 and voyagers $31.99
This is one of the reasons why I jumped ship on everything save the Kreons and maybe the legends line, if it is not dead in the water. There is no way I can continue to justify the cost vs the quality of product we are getting. It is a joke.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571511)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:C'mon guys, stop ragging on these, the shelves have to stay warm somehow :lol:



Da dum tish! :grin:
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571512)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
Has it been announced that the little RB humans will fit inside these RB Titans? Thought I read that somewhere. I hope theres some detail inside those chest compartments.

And give us Dani Burns! My daughter needs a woman in the TF universe that she can look up to. Plus, my niece is named Dani.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571513)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Do I appear to be kidding? Do you think they are not going to take up valuable shelf space that could have been occupied by figures that would actually sell? Of course they are not a direct replacement. Indirectly though, yes, because the space that these abominations will occupy could have been used for something much cooler. Like a plastic brick.....


Just like with the previous movies, stores are going to allocate a lot of shelf space to Transformers this year, I'm not too worried about them taking up space. This is hardly the first movie where Hasbro pumped out a bunch of simple, little kid friendly figures along side the regular line. The Rescue Bot stuff wont even be in the same aisle.

This also isn't the only line that they make these for, they make similar figures for Marvel, too. They must be selling well if they keep making more and more for both lines.

Emerje



Yeah, lets look at the other stuff.

Bots Shots - Cool

Robot Heroes - Cool

Giant blown plastic figures/shampoo bottles/coin banks/ - LAME

And even the aforementioned lines took up a small space. These things are taking up at least six inches of space that Roadbuster or Skybite could've occupied. Let alone another peg of Generations. Or maybe some AOE exclusive legends figures from previous molds. ANYTHING but these.....

And as for your "they must be selling" comment, when it costs about .10 to make something and you are selling it for $10, you can scrap or closeout quite a few just to break even. Make sense? It is not all about sales. More about profit margin.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571531)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 4:48pm CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:This things have to be part of a sort of game... like shooting then with a toy gun or something else. I refuse to accept them as a toy itself, hasbro is not that amateur :-(

If the Transformers: Prime Titan Bumblebee and Optimus Prime wasn't involved with a video game, same for here. I don't know why these were made and you can't call Hasbro amateur. They've been around since 1923. It could be a toy aimed for little kids (4 year olds).
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571534)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 5th, 2014 @ 5:00pm CDT
Thanks for bringing that back up. There have been a LOAD of great low-price toys... some that didn't even transform. I loved Robot Heroes and Bot Shots…and Legends. Even as an adult, I bought loads of them. Same for Heroes of Cybertron when those were around.

I'd love to see Robot Heroes make a comeback with a mix of movie bots (as an excuse to re-visit them) along with all the great unreleased G1 characters like Prowl and Laserbeak, et al.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571543)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 5th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
Talk about desperate. I've had more fun with the 3 inch Titaniums.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571544)
Posted by Metro Prime on May 5th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Y'know, the more I look at that Optimus Prime, the more I'm beginning to think that it may be representative of that "Silver Knight" thing going around. Check out the box art: not a whiff of color, excluding the head. I'm certain that he's supposed to have more color on his torso than just grey/silver.

"Caballero plateado con espada justiciera" essentially translates to "Silver Knight with Sword of Judgement", so I'd say you're right on that one.
BTW, did anybody else think of Shogun Warriors/Jumbo Machinders when they saw these things? Just curious.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571550)
Posted by Shockwave7 on May 5th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CDT
Those things are shelf-warmers in stores - why do companies keep making them? There are still 'Dark Knight Returns' giant Batman figures, Man of Steel superman figures, Darth Vaders, and so on gathering dust in stores like museum pieces. Almost nobody wants them.

The companies must know something we don't about these things, because they keep grunting them out of their factories' backsides with almost every super-hero/action movie.

But it is surprising that they made an 'announcement' for these shampoo bottle style space-eaters - as if they were actually PROUD of these things.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571555)
Posted by Amelie on May 5th, 2014 @ 6:56pm CDT
I genuinely thought Chase was some kinda funky Rescue Heroes Autobot Soundwave for a second. #-o
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571569)
Posted by Fuhzimota on May 5th, 2014 @ 8:47pm CDT
Sooo.... mebbe this is the REAL reason Hasbro instigated the Great Crackdown on KO's a few years ago... so they could make their own crappy in-house knock-offs? :lol: Transformers that DON'T transform? Really Hasbro? :BANG_HEAD: Were the sweatshop specials really putting that much of a dent in the profit margin that you were forced to lower your standards to their level?
:roll: LOOK KIDS!!! Don't ask Mom or Dad to buy that crappy 3rd party chunk of plastic that doesn't Transform, has only 5 points of articulation and crappy paint apps, when you can buy the official product with all the same missing features, at three times the price!!!
I really don't know which side of this pisses me off more, looking at this as a collector, or as a parent. :BOOM:
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571578)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 5th, 2014 @ 9:35pm CDT
That Silver Knight Optimus sure is popping up a lot...

Amelie wrote:I genuinely thought Chase was some kinda funky Rescue Heroes Autobot Soundwave for a second. #-o

:lol: Quick, someone make a custom of that!
Actually, do their chests open? Looks like they got a hinge and a big empty chest cavity. Seriously, somebody customize Chase into Soundwave, it's all way too perfect not to.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571590)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 5th, 2014 @ 11:26pm CDT
I was about to start ragging on these just like everyone else here was... until I saw the members of Sigma-17.

Now THOSE are worth picking up! They were at least given a playability gimmick and are bright, colorful, and way more appealing than those pathetic Optimus and Grimlock ones.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571601)
Posted by Arex on May 6th, 2014 @ 3:14am CDT
I'd NOT buy that for a dollar! (Sorry, just watched RoboCop.) I think I would feel embarrassed to even give those AoE toys away as party favors at my five year old's birthday party. Hideous. They should be labeled "for blind kids and kids ages 3 and under."

I imagine profit margin on those is huge, hence the fact they even exist. But, damn, Hasbro! You should be ashamed to put out such garbage!
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571621)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 6th, 2014 @ 7:52am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
BERSEKAEL wrote:This things have to be part of a sort of game... like shooting then with a toy gun or something else. I refuse to accept them as a toy itself, hasbro is not that amateur :-(

If the Transformers: Prime Titan Bumblebee and Optimus Prime wasn't involved with a video game, same for here. I don't know why these were made and you can't call Hasbro amateur. They've been around since 1923. It could be a toy aimed for little kids (4 year olds).



My sons are 5 and 6 years old and when they saw them in stores they wanted nothing to do with them. Even my two year old daughter wouldn't mess with them.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571622)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 6th, 2014 @ 7:55am CDT
Fuhzimota wrote:Sooo.... mebbe this is the REAL reason Hasbro instigated the Great Crackdown on KO's a few years ago... so they could make their own crappy in-house knock-offs? :lol: Transformers that DON'T transform? Really Hasbro? :BANG_HEAD: Were the sweatshop specials really putting that much of a dent in the profit margin that you were forced to lower your standards to their level?
:roll: LOOK KIDS!!! Don't ask Mom or Dad to buy that crappy 3rd party chunk of plastic that doesn't Transform, has only 5 points of articulation and crappy paint apps, when you can buy the official product with all the same missing features, at three times the price!!!
I really don't know which side of this pisses me off more, looking at this as a collector, or as a parent. :BOOM:



I would say as a parent. They are insulting your intelligence to think you would actually buy a blown plastic TRANSFORMER statue that will not even transform into anything but something you will throw out when you perform the next toy purge in your childrens toybox. If they haven't disowned you for buying them it in the first place.
You would be better off just taking a ten dollar bill out of your wallet and tear it in half rather than wasting time buying something that will end up in the trash.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1571806)
Posted by thedistinctroom on May 6th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
I miss the days when paint apps, chrome, complexity and originality weren't considered a premium.
Re: Official Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Rescue Bots Titan Figures (1573990)
Posted by Unicron Magnus on May 14th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CDT
:BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD: :SICK: :sad: :-x :BLACKEYE:
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