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Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change

Transformers News: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 11:43PM CDT

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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.

Deluxe Wave 1 Features:

  • High Octane Bumblebee
  • Crosshairs
  • Slug
  • Scorn

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Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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!!!???
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562545)
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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562548)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:13am CDT
im more interested in the dinobots than anything, they sure look cool
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562552)
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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562554)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:21am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
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.
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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562572)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:15am CDT
Those poor mistransformed toys.

And I still don't get why there's one step figures, flip and change (which are more one step figures) and power battlers (simplified with gimmicks) all at the same time. Three different lines that are supposed to fill the same role. I worked at a Toysrus for a while and I know that children don't go there and buy Transformers and very rarely do adults looking to buy for children buy Transformers. This might just be my area but it just makes me wonder why they have three similar lines aimed at people who don't seem to want them. Oh and Rescue Bots are still a thing so there will actually be four different lines to do the same thing at the same time. At least Rescue Bots aren't cluttering the Transformers isle like the rest will be. Why are Construct Bots in with the normal Transformers and not in the building section with the Kreos? Also, why did I see pictures somewhere of the Transformers Rock'em Sock'em Robots styled game in the normal isle too? Shouldn't that be in with the board games?

It's not like it was years ago when Transformers had one whole side of an isle for stuff in Toysrus. Now they're lucky to get even a fifth of that space for three times as much stuff.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562573)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:39am CDT
man the plastic looks really cheap & bland on these guys, scorn is about the only one that looks ok. Really hope they arent charging $15 for these guys, anything above $10 is a major ripoff. Really hope the stores dont overstock on these like they did with DOTM cause if they do generations is screwed.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562577)
Posted by Bounti76 on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:55am CDT
I'm only commenting on the Deluxes, because those are the only ones I'm vaguely interested in.

Crosshairs and Bumblebee look really cool in vehicle mode, and Crosshairs is okay in robot mode. Bumblebee looks awful in robot mode, especially those super-thin ankles.

Slag...er...Slug is horribly painted, but chalk that up to retailers. I hope Takara does a more movie accurate deco. If they do and IF I end up getting it, he'll be staying in triceratops mode the whole time. His robot mode is horrible.

Surprisingly, I actually like Scorn okay, despite him having thin ankles and elf-shoed feet like Grimlock. His robot mode is the best I've seen of the Dinobots so far, and is anyone else getting a WFC Air Raid vibe from him on the head?
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562580)
Posted by griftimus prime on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:06am CDT
slug is a disaster
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562585)
Posted by Downbeat on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:25am CDT
Slug is 11 kinds of wonderful, I'm honestly going to get all the age of extinction deluxe dinobots (the four we know of, Snarl getting a deluxe green ankylosaur/stegasaur seems reasonable based on his kreo toy) beause of their glorious color schemes.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562588)
Posted by Mykltron on April 4th, 2014 @ 4:03am CDT
Mis-transformations aside...

I want to like these figures. Once can't force these things.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562594)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 4th, 2014 @ 4:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote: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!


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Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562597)
Posted by dragons on April 4th, 2014 @ 4:30am CDT
El Duque wrote:
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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Nope transformed correctpy didnt bother stright out his legs or spread them aprt but what I saw at toy transformed correctly or not dont effect my decision how they look if I want to buy dont look good first time wont buy with proper transformation has nothing do with it saw nothing I like at toy ith pictures of them wont buy except for maybe evasion mode prime
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562600)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 4th, 2014 @ 4:48am CDT
dragons wrote:Nope transformed correctpy didnt bother stright out his legs or spread them aprt but what I saw at toy transformed correctly or not dont effect my decision how they look if I want to buy dont look good first time wont buy with proper transformation has nothing do with it saw nothing I like at toy ith pictures of them wont buy except for maybe evasion mode prime


Okay, what the hell did I just read tried to resd? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562606)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 6:35am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Pretty sure he's just mistransformed.

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If he's mistransformed, should the photographer or Hasbro notice that the toys are not converted correctly and retake these shots (in the correct way)? And what's with Slug's face in the promo image? It looks dark and disgusting. Crosshairs's vehicle mode has one design on one side and a blank green on the other. Maybe it's not finished with the paint.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562612)
Posted by shockblast2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 7:33am CDT
This is it? These are the toys for TF4? What a joke! And they want $15 for a deluxe for this nonsense. That is robbery of highway robbery! Especially those dino sparker things. I mean, what the hell! They look like knights riding horses. And how in the world are they going to explain the size differences? The dinobots make the 86 movie scene with Devastator inside Astrotrain seem logical. Look how small Optimus is riding Grimlock! Let alone Drift. This is an embarrassment to the TF brand. Surely the Generations line toys will be better than this. Can't be any worse. At least I hope not.

I hung thru the deluxe changes of 2012 but this I cannot tolerate. They get no money from my household for this nonsense, unless the generations toys are decent. I do not have high hopes after these reveals.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562615)
Posted by That_Guy on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:02am CDT
Scorn's transformation reminds me too much of BW Megatron. I want a repaint in purple now. :-?
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562617)
Posted by El Duque on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:10am CDT
The Transformers Colombia Facebook page has gotten a hold of more Transformers: Age of Extinction promotional toy images. These images give us additional looks at some figures from the "simplified" assortments.

Power Battlers:
  • Bumblebee
  • Crosshairs
  • Strafe
  • Hound

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION POWER BATTLERS Assortment
(Ages: 6 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: May 2014) TRANSFORMERS POWER BATTLERS features cool characters from the new film TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION and let kids unleash awesome, easy-to-activate battle action! With a simple squeeze of the leg or twist of the torso, each figure unleashes its own signature attack. Watch out for BUMBLEBEE’s Power Punch! Plus, each figure also converts from robot mode to alternate mode in less than ten steps. Choose from characters like BUMBLEBEE, HOUND, CROSSHAIRS and more. There are 15 figures to collect in 2014, each sold separately.


One-Step Changers:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Grimlock
  • Drift

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION ONE-STEP CHANGERS Assortment
(Ages: 5 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: May 2014) It’s quicker and easier for kids to get into the action of TRANSFORMERS! The greatest AUTOBOT, DECEPTICON and DINO-BOT characters from the new film TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION can convert from a great robot action figure into a vehicle or dino-mode and back—in just one step! Kids will have a blast converting characters like OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK, BUMBLEBEE, DRIFT, LOCKDOWN, each with their own unique method of converting inspired by the film—flip it, pop it, pull it and more! There are 18 figures to collect in 2014, each sold separately.


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Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562618)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:12am CDT
Are Scorn's legs facing the wrong way?

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Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562620)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:19am CDT
I didn't think it would be possible seeing as it's only a 1-step changer, but they transformed Strafe's dragon mode wrong.

And these photos are supposed to be taken by the people who made these. Good god.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562621)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:20am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Are Scorn's legs facing the wrong way?

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Nope, they're meant to be like that. They just look awkward because of how the knees are posed.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562626)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 4th, 2014 @ 9:09am CDT
I like that last prime. seems like a neat toy.

Man, those kids sure look like they are having fun though. I mean, when I used to play with my transformers, I too used to hold them perfectly still. :P
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562634)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on April 4th, 2014 @ 9:27am CDT
This is EXACTLY what I look like when playing with my Transformers. Holding them still with a big stupid grin
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562640)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
Hey, those Power Battlers of Bee, Hound, and Strafe are the things we saw in those old black and white images from way back. :D

shockblast2 wrote:This is it? These are the toys for TF4? What a joke! And they want $15 for a deluxe for this nonsense. That is robbery of highway robbery! Especially those dino sparker things. I mean, what the hell! They look like knights riding horses. And how in the world are they going to explain the size differences? The dinobots make the 86 movie scene with Devastator inside Astrotrain seem logical. Look how small Optimus is riding Grimlock! Let alone Drift.
Didn't you see the trailers? The Dinobots in the film are gargantuan, scaled to Cybertronian dinosaur scale rather than Earth dino scale. Optimus even rides Grimlock in the Super Bowl trailer! The knight-esque "steed & rider" aspect of the Dino Sparkers is the entire point of those toys. They were even originally gonna be called "Jousters" or "Joust Sparkers".

shockblast2 wrote:This is an embarrassment to the TF brand. Surely the Generations line toys will be better than this. Can't be any worse. At least I hope not.
Oh, I've been waiting to make the following joke (to anybody, that is). *clears throat*

This brand has survived a Countdown to Extinction, and being On the Edge of Extinction! It's even survived an event that was such a big Crisis! The Day of Human Extinction. So I think it's a safe bet that it'll last through the Age of Extinction as well. :P
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562643)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
BTW, regarding Evasion Mode Optimus...

Haters gonna hate. :P

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After all, the guy who posted those original pics of him couldn't recommend the figure high enough. The review was a positive one.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562646)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:10am CDT
We need truncated versions of the news posts so we don't have to scroll through a dozen images of kids playing with toys.

Is there anything that's not horridly mistransformed?

It looks like 90% of Slug's mass is on his limbs...

I like the look of... Scorn? Slash? The Spinosaurus. But I don't want to start a collection of Deluxe+ robot dinosaurs when I already got basically that in Cyberverse-size with the Prime Predacons.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562658)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:50am CDT
A BIG open door for a 3rd party products to rescue the day... :BOOM:
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562660)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:04am CDT
Like 3rd Parties ever touch anything that isn't G1. :lol:
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 1 and Flip & Change (1562665)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:17am CDT
First... thank you one and all for doing my job for me this morning. I'm not feeling too great today so the thought of dumping all over this line by myself this morning wasn't appealing to me much.

Second... Thank you to Sabrblade for jumping right in and being the voice of logic and reason (as always) and explaining some of the inconsistencies with the pictures. Not a single point or comment of his that I didn't support 100%.

Thirdly... leave the kids in the pics alone. 5 bucks says they were bribed into doing the promo shots with the promise of first grab at the figures, they followed their cues to the letter and, most especially with the kid in the green shirt, walked off the set with their new toy, shaking his head and muttering "Are you f***ing KIDDING ME??" under his breath. I know my youngest son would have done that although he's too old now to be a viable choice for such pictures.

Now, as for my take on these figures: Are you f***ing KIDDING ME??? Really?
One figure... so far there is ONE deluxe figure that I'll be buying and he's staying in his alt mode. That being the '67 Camaro 'Bee.

Keeping in mind that I am capable of viewing these toys from a kids pov since I not only have kids but I'm also the "uncle" to my friends' kids (who are all younger than my own kids) that knows the names and transformations of all these newer Transformer toys whereas their own parents are clueless. So I get to pump these little buggers for input and I can tell you that many of my young nephews are going to be greatly insulted by Hasbro dumbing down their product line and flat-out pissed off that their Transformers have less articulation than a Power Ranger toy or even the G1 toys that I show them on rare occasion. I don't know who was doing the product research for Hasbro but whoever it was got the RH line confused with the Movie line and did so in the most horrible way imaginable. I wish them luck maintaining any dignity as they're packing up their cubicle and walking out the front door of corporate HQ with a brick-former shoved up their a** by a mob of angry kids and parents.
This experiment is going to be a dismal failure. You don't make a darker, edgier version of the TF movies with even more astounding visual effects and giant, bad-ass, complexly designed characters and then give the kids crap versions of the characters to play with at home. They want whats on the screen...PERIOD! Kid Psych 101 and Hasbro just failed the course miserably.

As for you adult fans... sucks to be you. I'll get my black Camaro and MAYBE the G1 style Prime. That's up in the air since the last pics I saw of it left me feeling greatly underwhelmed. They made some seriously lazy mistakes on that figure and turned what Bay intended as a respectful tribute for the fanboys into a half assembled rush job of a figure. Once again, Hasbro failed to do their homework and shoved something out the door that was just crap and figured that ignorant consumers would snatch it up... and many of you will.
Two figures AT MOST Hasbro. That's it. You got a small fortune out of me on the first two movie lines, a fair chunk on the last movie but you aren't getting sh** out of me this time around. That should tell you something about your product lines.
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Posted by leokearon on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Why did Hasbro get rid of Cyberverse it was the best thing from Dark of the Moon and Prime and better than everything I've seen so far (barring the Deluxe Dinobots)
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Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:05pm CDT
I won't be saying anything else that hasn't been said before but HASBRO, please look at the success of the Human Alliance figures, look at the success of the leader class figures from the previous movies. WHY GOD WHY are you giving us flip changers and simplified robots that don't represent what the kids see on the screen?
MY 5 year old daughter is a HUGE fan of rescue bots and she got three bots boulder, chase and heatwave. She won't play with heatwave and doesn't want the other bots because THEY DON"T LOOK LIKE WHAT THEY SEE ON SCREEN. Big mistake HASBRO, you just needed to match the color scheme and the faces of the bots and then instead of selling the actual show characters you invented random rescue guys? stupid stupid mistake.

This is happening again with the movie toys. FYI no well educated (I hate to say it but, people with disposable income) parents of young kids are going to let their kid watch this movie. It's already been said that the movie is not for kids, and then you make a bunch of toys for really really little kids. What the hell are you thinking?
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:BTW, regarding Evasion Mode Optimus...

Haters gonna hate. :P

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After all, the guy who posted those original pics of him couldn't recommend the figure high enough. The review was a positive one.


still looks like a cheap KO to me. Doesnt matter if its the greatest figure in the world if it looks like crap, feels cheaply made (im guessing these use the same plastic as TFP) & is going to be sold at high prices then it deserves every bit of hate it gets. Evasion Prime looks like a great figure but im not going to pay almost $25 for something that looks like a cheap knock off.
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Posted by shockblast2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hey, those Power Battlers of Bee, Hound, and Strafe are the things we saw in those old black and white images from way back. :D

shockblast2 wrote:This is it? These are the toys for TF4? What a joke! And they want $15 for a deluxe for this nonsense. That is robbery of highway robbery! Especially those dino sparker things. I mean, what the hell! They look like knights riding horses. And how in the world are they going to explain the size differences? The dinobots make the 86 movie scene with Devastator inside Astrotrain seem logical. Look how small Optimus is riding Grimlock! Let alone Drift.
Didn't you see the trailers? The Dinobots in the film are gargantuan, scaled to Cybertronian dinosaur scale rather than Earth dino scale. Optimus even rides Grimlock in the Super Bowl trailer! The knight-esque "steed & rider" aspect of the Dino Sparkers is the entire point of those toys. They were even originally gonna be called "Jousters" or "Joust Sparkers".

shockblast2 wrote:This is an embarrassment to the TF brand. Surely the Generations line toys will be better than this. Can't be any worse. At least I hope not.
Oh, I've been waiting to make the following joke (to anybody, that is). *clears throat*

This brand has survived a Countdown to Extinction, and being On the Edge of Extinction! It's even survived an event that was such a big Crisis! The Day of Human Extinction. So I think it's a safe bet that it'll last through the Age of Extinction as well. :P



LOL...I like that. Hopefully you are right. Although I could see a day where all voyagers and deluxes are scrapped all together for just legends size transformers. If this line flops and they lose a bunch of money I would expect some changes.

Look how small they are too! They look pre-2012 scout size. Oh Hasbro. You are screwing yourselves. It is painful to see these reveals. I wish they would hurry up with the generations reveals so I can forget about this junk. These reveals make the DOTM figures look like Masterpiece figures.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:27pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:I wish they would hurry up with the generations reveals so I can forget about this junk. These reveals make the DOTM figures look like Masterpiece figures.


Should I tell him?

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Ok... We've already seen all the Generations reveals for the coming months, the "Movie Generations" that is. Deluxe, Voyager and Leader, Ages 8+.
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Posted by shockblast2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:BTW, regarding Evasion Mode Optimus...

Haters gonna hate. :P

Image

After all, the guy who posted those original pics of him couldn't recommend the figure high enough. The review was a positive one.


still looks like a cheap KO to me. Doesnt matter if its the greatest figure in the world if it looks like crap, feels cheaply made (im guessing these use the same plastic as TFP) & is going to be sold at high prices then it deserves every bit of hate it gets. Evasion Prime looks like a great figure but im not going to pay almost $25 for something that looks like a cheap knock off.



There is no such thing as cheap plastic per se. There is prime and regrind/densified. Most injection molders today are blending the two. That is why the quality sucks. Just await until time and things like light have their way with your toys. If it is anything like the stuff we sell, you are going to be pissed when pieces start to become brittle and crumble. Give them 10 or so years. My best advice would be to clean them only with dry dusting and keep the out of direct sunlight.
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Posted by Optimizzy on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
Thirdly... leave the kids in the pics alone. 5 bucks says they were bribed into doing the promo shots with the promise of first grab at the figures, they followed their cues to the letter and, most especially with the kid in the green shirt, walked off the set with their new toy, shaking his head and muttering "Are you f***ing KIDDING ME??" under his breath. I know my youngest son would have done that although he's too old now to be a viable choice for such pictures.




Actually, I would imagine these kids being paid models. And I'm not down on the kids, I'm down on the photographer that pretty much said "Act like you're having fun...but don't have too much fun."
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Posted by Optimizzy on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:45pm CDT
hit the wrong button and double posted. sorry
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Posted by shockblast2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I wish they would hurry up with the generations reveals so I can forget about this junk. These reveals make the DOTM figures look like Masterpiece figures.


Should I tell him?

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Ok... We've already seen all the Generations reveals for the coming months, the "Movie Generations" that is. Deluxe, Voyager and Leader, Ages 8+.



Do you have the link to it?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I wish they would hurry up with the generations reveals so I can forget about this junk. These reveals make the DOTM figures look like Masterpiece figures.


Should I tell him?

...

Ok... We've already seen all the Generations reveals for the coming months, the "Movie Generations" that is. Deluxe, Voyager and Leader, Ages 8+.



Do you have the link to it?


Several:

Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock review
In-Package Images of Deluxe and Leader Class figures
In-Hand Images of Voyagers and Deluxes

OK, some instead of all. But they all are the more complicated figures, hence the 8+.
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Posted by shockblast2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I wish they would hurry up with the generations reveals so I can forget about this junk. These reveals make the DOTM figures look like Masterpiece figures.


Should I tell him?

...

Ok... We've already seen all the Generations reveals for the coming months, the "Movie Generations" that is. Deluxe, Voyager and Leader, Ages 8+.



Do you have the link to it?


Several:

Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock review
In-Package Images of Deluxe and Leader Class figures
In-Hand Images of Voyagers and Deluxes

OK, some instead of all. But they all are the more complicated figures, hence the 8+.




Excellent, thanks GoldRabbit! I checked them out and they are decent. Not sure I will buy any. But, they are far better than the other reveals. Now, here is the 10K question. What are the price points? Anyone know vs the simplified line? I will be shocked if they are the same.
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Posted by shockblast2 on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:12pm CDT
T-Mack - Thirdly... leave the kids in the pics alone. 5 bucks says they were bribed into doing the promo shots with the promise of first grab at the figures, they followed their cues to the letter and, most especially with the kid in the green shirt, walked off the set with their new toy, shaking his head and muttering "Are you f***ing KIDDING ME??" under his breath. I know my youngest son would have done that although he's too old now to be a viable choice for such pictures

This made me laugh! And the really funny thing is you are probably 100% right.

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