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SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 10:53PM CDT

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Continue to see our SDCC 2012 Coverage through the eye of our high-res lens as we move on to Hasbro's Transformers Prime toy display. Most notably displayed is the rather cold looking villain and denizen of the Pirate faction, the Voyager class toy, Thundertron. We also get looks and packaging images for the two newest figures coming out in Deluxe Wave 5, Sergeant Kup and Decepticon Rumble! Check out the rest of the products in our 65 image gallery by clicking the pictures or the links provided!

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399440)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on July 11th, 2012 @ 11:06pm CDT
DVDS to justify raising the price I see...
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399443)
Posted by TulioDude on July 11th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CDT
Nice galleries! :D

Kup looks nice!
But i wonder why they did him before Ironhide? :-?
Its just me or he is smiling?
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Rumble looks cool,with a misterious and menacing way.
Definitely someone who you would want for your Decepticon collection.

Thundertron is very impressive.Such a imposing figure.
I always think is impressive when you cant exactly say what Transformers transforms into,and this figure did this to me.
Nice detail with his faction symbol.

Man,that Weaponizers Optimus Prime looks better every time i look at him.
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Awesome! :michaelbay:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399452)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 11th, 2012 @ 11:30pm CDT
No mention of Soundwave (or Frenzy) in Rumble's bio... In fact, it's a pretty bland one.
The figure itself looks good, though.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399455)
Posted by LiKwid on July 11th, 2012 @ 11:39pm CDT
Nice Photos Ryan..

moire figures that I'll never see due to hasbros awesome distribution methods :ic$:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399460)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2012 @ 11:54pm CDT
Rumble's altmode color scheme reminds me of that of Armada Sideswipe.

Noideaforaname wrote:No mention of Soundwave (or Frenzy) in Rumble's bio... In fact, it's a pretty bland one.
The figure itself looks good, though.
At least he still has his pile drivers.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399461)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 11th, 2012 @ 11:54pm CDT
Rumble looks interesting; even comes with a DVD, Hasbro version at least.

Weaponizer OP might be worth a look. Not crazy about the shoulder cannons, but if the Takara version replaced that with a more complex arms micron, I'd consider buying one. What worries me if the amount of back kibble he has.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399476)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 12th, 2012 @ 12:34am CDT
and the price goes up once again, fuck you hasbro. Since when does putting a dvd in the package justify raising the prices? They never did that before, greed pure and simple. On another note thundertron looks awesome and dreadwing doesnt look half bad, thankfully voyagers are still $20 so i might pickthen up. Thundertron is the only must buy on my list right now, there would be others but you all know how i feel about the current pricing structure and that prevents me from adding anything else.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399477)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on July 12th, 2012 @ 12:35am CDT
Gotta wait until October for Thundertron?!?!?! :BANG_HEAD: Can't...wait...that...long. Am sooooooo going to turn him into Leo Prime though! :grin: :grin: :grin:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399478)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 12th, 2012 @ 12:36am CDT
LiKwid wrote:Nice Photos Ryan..

moire figures that I'll never see due to hasbros awesome distribution methods :ic$:


I was just thinking that too.

It's a bummer that i can't just walk into a store and buy a transformer anymore. I have to go online. I blame it on BB of course. But to walk into a store and see a Thundertron on the pegs would be astonishing indeed.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399479)
Posted by Anonymous on July 12th, 2012 @ 12:40am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:No mention of Soundwave (or Frenzy) in Rumble's bio... In fact, it's a pretty bland one.
The figure itself looks good, though.
I'll be sorely disappointed if Rumble has no connection to Soundwave in TFP. That's like... his daddy. :-(

Also, Kup is TINY. :shock:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399494)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 12th, 2012 @ 1:49am CDT
getting all but Kup is a maybe. might wait for ironhide.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399507)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 12th, 2012 @ 2:34am CDT
OMG, that Kup is severely mistransformed. Look at the card art, that resembles the rather awesome little Cyberverse Ironhide. The front of the vehicle should come down over his shoulders like shoulder pads. Also, the left arm has the wheel in front of it, it should be behind like the right arm. Why does Hasbro always hire Mr Magoo to transform their products for shows like this and Botcon?
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399515)
Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2012 @ 3:47am CDT
What's with Thundertron's face?

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Is that a mask or something?

But yes, him and Dreadwing/Skyquake. Nom nom nom.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399523)
Posted by That Bot on July 12th, 2012 @ 4:24am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Weaponizer OP might be worth a look. Not crazy about the shoulder cannons, but if the Takara version replaced that with a more complex arms micron, I'd consider buying one. What worries me if the amount of back kibble he has.

Those guns are built into the figures. It's their entire purpose in life. The rest of the toy is built around that weapon-deploying gimmick. Takara's Microns will be add-ons rather than replacements.

Oh man. Great pics. Rumble looks lighter than I was expecting, but that's okay. Kup is horrendously mistransformed, but I still want him and the Ironhide version of that mold. And Thundertron is truly plastic crack in the purest definition. So much of my want. I ADORE that headsculpt. And it looks like he has a flip-down battle mask or something on top of his head. I'm hoping it's not just part of his transformation. Also, I see a hole on his back where you can store the right foot if you want to have the peg leg. The engineers thought of everything! :APPLAUSE:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399524)
Posted by robotmel on July 12th, 2012 @ 4:26am CDT
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Thundertron - what an odd looking contraption! :lol:

Why has Kup got Ironhides head? Is this going to be another mold share?

I am liking the look of Rumble but his massive shoulder kibble could be annoying once in hand? :-?

Between the new Prime and FoC figures, I feel I wont be bothering to grab the complete lines, just a select few...?

Im off to claim my MP Thundercracker pre-order payment back today from Toys R Us so I might quiz them on the release dates/availability of the FoC lines!
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399526)
Posted by That Bot on July 12th, 2012 @ 4:33am CDT
robotmel wrote:Why has Kup got Ironhides head? Is this going to be another mold share?

Yes, it's meant to be Ironhide but for some reason they're putting out the Kup deco first and Deluxe Ironhide proper is coming at an unknown point in the future.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399530)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on July 12th, 2012 @ 4:53am CDT
Kup better be mistransformed... the chest looked better in prototypes... With the headlight on his collar...

His left hand is also screwed up with the wheel the wrong way... Who puts this on display? :lol:

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Also, no sign of Thundertron's lion mode? Maybe no one could transform him. :lol: Seems like the thing on top of his head is a mask, much like HFTD Fallen's one.. Except it hinges down and hides his tentacles...
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399533)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on July 12th, 2012 @ 4:54am CDT
That Bot wrote:
robotmel wrote:Why has Kup got Ironhides head? Is this going to be another mold share?

Yes, it's meant to be Ironhide but for some reason they're putting out the Kup deco first and Deluxe Ironhide proper is coming at an unknown point in the future.


If they put out Ironhide 1st, fewer people would buy the Kup repaint. But buy putting Kup out 1st, you'll by it for a new mold, then buy Ironhide again cos... It's Ironhide. 8-}

Well, I'm sure Hasbro will release Ironhide... or at least Takara is doing an AM one.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399534)
Posted by wilcosu35 on July 12th, 2012 @ 5:13am CDT
looks good so far.... really hoping for voyager breakdown :grin:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399536)
Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2012 @ 5:29am CDT
wilcosu35 wrote:looks good so far.... really hoping for voyager breakdown :grin:


Yeah, where is the guy?

Hoping for the announcement today. Otherwise I can see the AM version's prices skyrocketing.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399539)
Posted by Mykltron on July 12th, 2012 @ 5:46am CDT
Why dilute the line with figures that aren't in the cartoon? I just want to complete the cast. If these figures stop me getting the ones I want I'll be very annoyed.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399550)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on July 12th, 2012 @ 6:33am CDT
hey i thought thundertron had a peg leg he had one in exiles so why not the toy hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-?
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399553)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 12th, 2012 @ 6:35am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Why dilute the line with figures that aren't in the cartoon? I just want to complete the cast. If these figures stop me getting the ones I want I'll be very annoyed.


Actually, maybe they just haven't appeared yet. Kup and Rumble come with a complementary DVD containing one episode of TFP, which might be the particular episode where they make their debut.

I'm just guessing here, though. Thing is, I have the vaguest recollection that the wave one PRID deluxe figs might have also come with DVD's.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399559)
Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2012 @ 6:47am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:hey i thought thundertron had a peg leg he had one in exiles so why not the toy hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? :-?


He does, the left foot/claw can be removed and attached on his arm/back.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399562)
Posted by Cyberseven on July 12th, 2012 @ 6:54am CDT
Well, I have mixed feeling so far about what is displayed, and what is not there. I hope we get more clarification on upcoming figures.

1st as others stated, no Breakdown??( extra glad I have my Takara version). No Skyquake to go with Dreadwing?? Also once again Takara outdoes Hasbro on display pieces, and desired character count.

I hope this changes when we hear from Hasbro panel later on at SDCC. Otherwise I am going to be paying up to get the characters I want fromTakara/ Tomy. I have already preordered Nemesis Prime, and Gia Unicron. That's going to increase if I don't hear some good news from Hasbro.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399563)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 12th, 2012 @ 6:54am CDT
Really curious to see what the "Silas version" of Breakdown looks like, and what kind of differences he has. Seems like Takara's going to release it before Hasbro like the first version, seeing as the promo renders show him with a praying mantis-like arms micron.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399566)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 12th, 2012 @ 7:03am CDT
Still interested in Thundertron. Kup looks nice. Rumble/Frenzy looks like a mess. I'm only picking up the show characters for Prime. If neither of those is in the show, it wouldn't break my heart.
:BOT:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399590)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 12th, 2012 @ 8:43am CDT
I actually like the way Kup's shoudler pads are transformed. I think it would give him a distinction between him and Ironhide. Rumble looks amazing, and Thundertron just might have the same flip-down mask gimmick that Hot Shot has (in his case, goggles). Can't wait for Dreadwing....this month? Well hurry it up then, Hasbro! God....

This leaves me wondering if HasTak'll make the other Star Seekers; Brimstone, Cannonball, Axer, and Sandstorm.

Damn-worthy Decepticons, Shivering Sharkticons, Greedy Griffins...I...I think I'm out of cheesy alliterations. *cough* anyway.... now they jack the price up on Deluxes for what? A stupid ass DVD?! Fuuuuuuuu- :BOOM:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399593)
Posted by Heavy B on July 12th, 2012 @ 8:53am CDT
Great, KUP. Any word on Ironhide?

And hey, where are first edition Cliffjumper/Bulkhead/Optimus Prime. Asia has no problem using the molds, whats YOUR excuse hasbro, you bloody wankers.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399606)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 12th, 2012 @ 9:32am CDT
With Rumble's chest design and some swords instead of piledrivers, I see a Bludgeon repaint — or at least another iteration for Headrobots to work on (though Dr. Wu could easily beat them to it).
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399626)
Posted by BeastProwl on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:21am CDT
OMG :shock: Kup's Kibble is HORRIFIC!
But thundertron's face is win! :APPLAUSE: Seriously, everything about Thundertron is AWESOME from the peg leg (Not shown) and the battle mask, right down to his old grizzled face.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399633)
Posted by paul053 on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:35am CDT
I like the Kup mold if they release the Ironhide one (and if they ever show up in the retail store). But it looks very tiny.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399640)
Posted by optimuscarlos on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:42am CDT
Rumble looks like gaiking

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399644)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:52am CDT
Rumble looks a little plain colour wise but it's a badass looking mold. I'd probably get him and call him something else. I'll definitely get Kup as soon as he turns up in red, and while I initially wasn't blown away by the photo of Thundertron from the Malaysian product catalogue he's looking pretty boss here. Can't wait for him. He's a definite purchase.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399645)
Posted by RAcast on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:55am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:OMG :shock: Kup's Kibble is HORRIFIC!
But thundertron's face is win! :APPLAUSE: Seriously, everything about Thundertron is AWESOME from the peg leg (Not shown) and the battle mask, right down to his old grizzled face.


Agreed, definitely looking forward to him.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399662)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 12th, 2012 @ 11:48am CDT
Despite mistransformation, Kup looks pretty awesome. Definitely looking forward to him. Thundertron's kind of cool but the face is really weird, I'd probably pass because I'm not too interested in the character. Rumble's okay but I'd rather have a red version, so we'll see about that...
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399672)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on July 12th, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
Only Thundertron & Dreadwing look good to me. i think Kup looks weak i'll wait for ironhide and rumbles shoulders #-o
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399691)
Posted by That Bot on July 12th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
wilcosu35 wrote:looks good so far.... really hoping for voyager breakdown :grin:


Yeah, where is the guy?

This is the preview selection. Right now, there is nothing featured in any of the displays that we didn't already know about in some capacity, even if it's the first time we've seen an actual display piece. Hasbro's panel is today at 12:30 PM Pacific Time, 4:30 Eastern. All their big reveals will happen then and the new figures will be on display afterwords.

Mykltron wrote:Why dilute the line with figures that aren't in the cartoon? I just want to complete the cast. If these figures stop me getting the ones I want I'll be very annoyed.

The toylines have a quota of about 100 figures across the various size classes. To fill those ranks, they have to make characters that aren't on the show. It's how Hasbro has always operated.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399693)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on July 12th, 2012 @ 1:19pm CDT
man thundertron looks awsome. he totaly reminds me of beastwars tigerhawk too.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399790)
Posted by trence5 on July 12th, 2012 @ 4:41pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Nice galleries! :D

Kup looks nice!
But i wonder why they did him before Ironhide? :-?

wow, funny you should mention that because this is almost dead-on for Prime Ironhide concept art:
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So Kup and Ironhide are just palette-swap characters? Oh well, I maaaaaay the Ironhide, as good as this look I see no need to replace Generations Kup with this one
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399967)
Posted by El Duque on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:36pm CDT
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  • Cyberverse repaints: Skyquake, Knock Out, Battle Tactics Bulkhead, Tailgate, and Fallback
  • Voyagers: Ultra Magnus and Dreadwing
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  • The Return of First Edition!

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399974)
Posted by Gearslide on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:49pm CDT
OH MY SWEET BANANA DONUTS, "DARK ENERGON KNOCKOUT" IS COLORED LIKE WASPINATOR!

Durnit, guess now I have to buy him and Slicer...
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399975)
Posted by Anonymous. on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:51pm CDT
Finally don't have to deal with getting outscalped.. hello FE Bulkhead ^^

Slicer looks real nice
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399979)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on July 12th, 2012 @ 10:59pm CDT
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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399980)
Posted by Heavy B on July 12th, 2012 @ 11:00pm CDT
Magnus is definately interesting. Especialy the hammer.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399984)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 12th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CDT
You know, I actually kinda don't like that Magnus. Its kinda boring with the paint aps. And the translucence is and always shall be lame. What I liked about Ultra Magnus was that he was particularly blocky, especially in the chest area. The PRIME aesthetic just doesn't work well for him. Thankfully, I can get FoC UM and be satisfied.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1399988)
Posted by ShadowTracker on July 12th, 2012 @ 11:14pm CDT
does anybody know if dreadwing will be released as a solo wave??
not sure but i think i saw the others for a later release..
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1400005)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 13th, 2012 @ 12:06am CDT
November 2012 for the FE return? Ultra Magnus & I can deal with that.

Alas, I can see the FE prices on eBay dropping now. At least I don't have to fold out 40-50 bucks for Bulkhead

ShadowTracker wrote:does anybody know if dreadwing will be released as a solo wave??
not sure but i think i saw the others for a later release..


Yeah, he's gonna be in a solo wave; Wave 3.

Looks like Thundertron & Ultra Magnus are in Wave 4 together. I wonder if Skyquake will be in his own solo wave too, or if they'll do another Voyager to accompany him.

We need a Deluxe retool of this motherplucker:

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At least we know what Tailgate would look like if he was on Earth. We already knew he shared Cliff's body type.

Ultra Magnus' paint scheme seems dull, but I can't deal with that now. Ultra Magnus must sit on my shelf with his fellow Autobots.

If I don't see Dreadwing this month like they say we will, I will...uhm...keep waiting.

Fallback? Outback continues to be remembered! Thank you, RTS! Thank you!

Anyone getting an Armada Blurr vibe from DE Wheeljack?

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DE Knock Out looks ugly as ass to me. I thought DE Bumblebee was gonna be swindle until I saw him closer.

Looks like Hasbro's turning things around a bit. :-? I'll have total faith in Hasbro reclaimed when I actually see FEs on the shelves in November.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1400007)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 13th, 2012 @ 12:14am CDT
My thoughts on these....

Bulkhead repaint? Pegwarmer.

Tailgate? Pegwarmer. But...I'm still gonna get him and shave/cut off those horns. The only look normal on Cliffjumper.

Skyquake? Should sell okay for a character that was in all of 1 epsiode. Plus he kind of gives me an Acid Storm vibe..

Ultra Magnus? Win. Should sell pretty well, because it's a good mold, plus it's not Prime or Megatron, who are cluttering up the shelves.

Knockout repaint? :SICK: Ugly as hell.

First Edition Re-releases? Better than RID (though I do like RID Vehicon better), but I already have them all. It'll be good for those who want them.

Dark Energon redecos? :SICK: Again, ugly...not even one that looks mildly okay to me.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Transformers Prime (1400008)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 13th, 2012 @ 12:28am CDT
i am so happy the first editions are back!!! :KREMZEEK: i can finally get a vehicon! i also want another FE arcee. and the voyagers look amazing. but i will really be happy if we ever see breakdown in the US.

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