Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers

Transformers News: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers

Friday, April 4th, 2014 8:10AM CDT

Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque   Views: 29,873

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

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.


Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread
Credit(s): Transformers Colombia
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562618)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:12am CDT
Are Scorn's legs facing the wrong way?

Image
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562621)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:20am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Are Scorn's legs facing the wrong way?

Image


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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562643)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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 Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562671)
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)
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562677)
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?
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562691)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562695)
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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562698)
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?

...

Ok... We've already seen all the Generations reveals for the coming months, the "Movie Generations" that is. Deluxe, Voyager and Leader, Ages 8+.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562699)
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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562701)
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."
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562703)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:45pm CDT
hit the wrong button and double posted. sorry
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562706)
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?

...

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?
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562711)
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+.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562719)
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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562722)
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.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562726)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:20pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:
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.


They will be in the same region as the last few lines as far as I know. By the by, TakaraTomy have their own take on the line. Like Hasbro, it's split between "Lost Age" which covers the kid-friendlier toys, and "Movie Advanced" which covers not only Movie Generations, but also throws in repaints and retools of past figures, some as new (skipped) characters. Highlights include Movie Payload repainted as Dispensor, and RotF Sideways as DotM Dino:

In-Hand Images of Movie Advanced line
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562740)
Posted by Cyberpath on April 4th, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
I pre-ordered Evasion Mode Optimus Prime from The Chosen Prime. Never heard of the store before, found it through Google since no one else is taking orders yet. (Robotkingdom has the Takara version.) Plus TheChosenPrime has a coupon code ("forum") for $5 off my first order. :)

I'm not into the movieverse, but I like the idea of the classic Freightliner cabover with the moviebot.

This page has clearer images of the figure: http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showpost ... tcount=192
And there's already a video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jCr6jf3v_c
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562753)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 4th, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
after this fail, I hope they will re-take cyberverse/legends/legion/3" or so collection... I saw it coming when they scaled legion twinstrike (from abominus) to a simplified toy... bad idea from the beginning >:oP
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562775)
Posted by swagitron on April 4th, 2014 @ 7:20pm CDT
Ok Scorn, Strafe, Slug, and Bumblebee look amazing. Crosshairs, Drift, Slash look ok. But overall I'm excited for all of them, Also where does this guy get these figures?
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562797)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:00pm 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.


Come on. Does everything MUST have some shiny Takaraesque coat of paint to not "look cheap"? I bought Infiltration OP today and I just transformed him without instructions. The robot itself is well detailed and articulated. He feel as solid and high quality as the infamous HFTD Battle Blades Optimus Prime. Then, the transformation. Wow. Very clever, challenging but not too hard, and also very intuitive. Plus a lot of fun! Finally, the vehicle mode is PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL, will all the right paint aps in the right places. Sure, the resulting vehicle is very small and compact, but the masterpeice level of engeneering and design make up for it.

Fully worth the whole 35$ taxes included that I paid for. One of the best TF I had in a long while.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562817)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:44pm CDT
@Kanrabat - It's Megatron Wolf. He rarely ever says anything positive anymore.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562834)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:00am CDT
Is it wrong that I like the 1 step change Drift more than I should?
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562836)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:11am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Is it wrong that I like the 1 step change Drift more than I should?


Of course not. They are made for fast gameplay and instant fun after all!
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562881)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 8:31am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Is it wrong that I like the 1 step change Drift more than I should?


Of course not. They are made for fast gameplay and instant fun after all!
Yeah, and who doesn't like the idea of a switchblade-esque thing for kids? :twisted:
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562894)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 5th, 2014 @ 9:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Is it wrong that I like the 1 step change Drift more than I should?


Of course not. They are made for fast gameplay and instant fun after all!
Yeah, and who doesn't like the idea of a switchblade-esque thing for kids? :twisted:


Image
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562909)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 5th, 2014 @ 10:33am CDT
I just openned and transformed AoI voyager Grimlock.

Once again, a 35$ (total) that was REALLY worth it! The transformation, like Optimus's, is easy, intuitive, clever, and fun to do. I did it without the instructions. Funny because the instructions are now EXTREMELY CLEAR AND IN FULL COLORS!

The robot mode is just FABULOUS. Grimlock dont look like a pile of junk but like a bad-ass samurai. My only complain is his weapon is a mace with a weird placement for the handle instead of a flaming katana. As for the T-Rex mode, it's intimidating and fearsome looking. FOC Grimlock is a peice of garbage compared to the PERFECT AoI version.

I cant recommend the first two AoI voyagers highly enough! As the voyagers are concerned, so far, the AoI line is very, VERY promising. I can't wait for Bulkh... I mean, Hound to come out. Even Galvatron might surprise me.

On a side note, I do hope Grimlock will not go all GPS on me down the line...
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1562944)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Is it wrong that I like the 1 step change Drift more than I should?


Of course not. They are made for fast gameplay and instant fun after all!
Yeah, and who doesn't like the idea of a switchblade-esque thing for kids? :twisted:


Image

Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563082)
Posted by Sw4ns on April 6th, 2014 @ 6:16am CDT
Gosh, whilst I was keeping optimistic about these toys, the images of Snarl and Slug are really disappointing.

Snarl looks constantly mistransformed, with awkward arm posturing in robot mode and even more-so, the tail in both robot and dinosaur mode.

As for Slug, well, the body of the robot mode look like it's mainly spine, with really heavily laden feet and arms.

Guess it'll be going with the rest of my movieverse figures - unpurchased and still warming shelves in the stores.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563110)
Posted by Primeultimus on April 6th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
Platinum Edition Age Of Extinction Optimus Prime & Grimlock Box set

Image
Image
Image
Image
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563122)
Posted by El Duque on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
The Ragin Nation Facebook page has shared official photos of the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime & Grimlock set. The set features the Voyager Class Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and Voyager Class Grimlock. In addition to the snazzy collectors style packaging complete with opening display flap, each figure has chrome applications compared to their mass retail releases. Check 'em out below:

Image

Image

Image

Image
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563128)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Looks like Platinum here means chrome applied on random places just not there where it would make sense. And there don't seem to be any paint apps on Optimus to make his robot-mode more interesting.
I would even go as far as saying that the normal version looks better than this.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563130)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:44am CDT
well that explains why there arent any paint apps, gives them the excuse to make "platinum" editions and charge even more. I bet its also a TRU exclusive & will be $50 or $60.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563131)
Posted by K2vox on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:54am CDT
Hideous. Saving so much money on this movie line. I only want a few of the toys.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563132)
Posted by megatronus on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:55am CDT
Chrome on exhaust canisters on legs? Nope.

Chrome on grill? Nope.

#-o
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563135)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CDT
They look improved to me.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563136)
Posted by rpetras on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CDT
This makes that Prime mold almost not look like total crap ... Almost.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563137)
Posted by Rated X on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CDT
I kind of want em....on clearance...
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563138)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:20pm CDT
That should be #15 of 30 in the Thrilling 30's after First Edition Optimus Prime, #14 of 30. And considering Voyagers cost like $25 these days, $50 for the two together isn't such a bad deal. >:oP
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563142)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
Eh, quite honestly the first place I would've put chrome would be the shotgun.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563146)
Posted by Seibertron on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CDT
Can you please provide a source for where these pictures came from? We have to provide appropriate credit. Once you provide the source of these images, we'll update the news story accordingly. Sorry this was overlooked. Thanks.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563147)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:42pm CDT
Eh. While it is the only two figures I'll probably end up buying from the whole movie line this time around, the most interesting thing about it is the box art. While the chrome does make Optimus look more G1 it doesn't do anything for Grimlock. If I find this and the two figures separately at the same time it'll come down to which ones are cheaper.
Re: Promo Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers (1563152)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 6th, 2014 @ 12:56pm CDT
so where do i biy them?

Click here to view an additional 2938 comments about this topic at the Energon Pub Forums ...

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #105 - Megatronus
Twincast / Podcast #105:
"Megatronus"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014