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SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

Transformers News: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 10:35PM CDT

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After the new reveals in today's Hasbro Toy Panel, they put a bunch of the new reveals in the display cases.

Several new Transformers Generations products were on display today at SDCC 2013. The new Generations figures include Shrapnel with Reflector, Targetmaster Scoop, Armada Starscream, Legends Tailgate with Groundbuster, and a Mini-Con 3 pack Combiner.

New Construct-Bots on display include Unicron Megatron with Ratbat and Barrage and Bulkhead with Airazor and Wolfang.

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SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

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SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery
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Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504681)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 10:56pm CDT
A world without that Generations Armada Starscream is like a world without sunshine: it's a vital part of living. :x

Not particularly partial for that "Unicron" Megatron.

Everything else that I haven't already loved in other threads look okay.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504690)
Posted by Flashwave on July 18th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CDT
I nominate Scoop for "Out of Left Field".

Tailgae's a beautiful blend of his IDW bot and his Prime versio n being a repaint of Cliffy. And Groundbuster is all too fitting.

Sad that Starscream didn't get his minicon, but then I'm also glad tehy didn't try and fail, either. He's a bought for sure.

like the minicon combiner dude in green
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504708)
Posted by Megazarak on July 18th, 2013 @ 11:56pm CDT
My favourite of the new figure(s) shown was definitely the Mini-Con team. They ooze a ton of personality as a team (I don't know about anyone else, but the moment I saw them a whole story about what they're all about and who they are popped into my head) AND they can combine! They have got me really excited and are one of my favourite things shown at SDCC so far. Also really happy we're seeing more Mini-Cons again, and as a 3-pack no less, just like the old days.

The 2 newly revealed Deluxes also impressed me quite a bit. Armada Starscream quickly became a favourite of mine after watching the show (yes his character was a textbook cliché, but he was cool nonetheless, just like Energon Scorp!) but by that time he was long gone from stores. The best I managed to get was Thundercracker, which was still technically him in the show, but it wasn't the same. Getting a chance to get an awesome new mold of him is really fun (sure I could have eBayed the Armada figure, but the figure failed to impress). If they managed to sneak Swindle in there (or perhaps in another Mini-Con team if that doesn't cost out or whatever), that'd be pretty great. And Scoop, for a character I knew very little about he certainly left an impression. He looks nice, and dual Targetmasters? That's pretty great.

The 2 new Legends are also quite nice. Hopefully these Legends continue to grow in number.

Whirl is a little odd, but he's definitely unique looking among pretty much every other TF out there, so that's a plus.

Overall some really cool reveals. Exciting stuff on the horizon. Especially those Mini-Cons!
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504710)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 18th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CDT
Been waitin' for this gallery update, and it was well worth it. 8)
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504714)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 19th, 2013 @ 12:16am CDT
Megazarak wrote:My favourite of the new figure(s) shown was definitely the Mini-Con team. They ooze a ton of personality as a team (I don't know about anyone else, but the moment I saw them a whole story about what they're all about and who they are popped into my head) AND they can combine! They have got me really excited and are one of my favourite things shown at SDCC so far. Also really happy we're seeing more Mini-Cons again, and as a 3-pack no less, just like the old days.


Yeah, the Mini-Cons were one of the stars of the show. There's no doubt about it that I'll be picking them up.

EDIT: Guys, guys, I just had an epiphany: despite probably not by name, but what if these Mini-Cons, by bio and spirit, are the Transformer/Mini-Con versions of none other than *wait for it* .... Rad White, Carlos Lopez, and Alexis Thi Dang?!

Think about it: the tank Mini-Con (Carlos) is brash and headstrong, but brave and courageous; the jet Mini-Con (Rad) is definite leadership material, and the assault helicopter Mini-Con (Alexis), with feminine features in mind, though tiresome of her sometimes boneheaded friends, is loyal and one hell of a computer analyst.

Genius, I tell you. Pure, unadulterated GENIUS! :KREMZEEK:

The 2 newly revealed Deluxes also impressed me quite a bit. Armada Starscream quickly became a favourite of mine after watching the show (yes his character was a textbook cliché, but he was cool nonetheless, just like Energon Scorp!) but by that time he was long gone from stores. The best I managed to get was Thundercracker, which was still technically him in the show, but it wasn't the same. Getting a chance to get an awesome new mold of him is really fun (sure I could have eBayed the Armada figure, but the figure failed to impress).


...Are... are you me? I also own Thundercracker (but not Starscream) only because I never found Starscream himself. :shock:

If they managed to sneak Swindle in there (or perhaps in another Mini-Con team if that doesn't cost out or whatever), that'd be pretty great.


I really hope that Hasbro is secretly making a little Swindle Mini-Con to go along with him. If not, I've always got third party companies to look up to. Hell, they probably could even engineer a wing upgrade kit to go along with Swindle, a left wing that is capable of transforming into a sword for Starscream to wield. :PRAY:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504727)
Posted by Megazarak on July 19th, 2013 @ 1:02am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Guys, guys, I just had an epiphany: despite probably not by name, but what if these Mini-Cons, by bio and spirit, are the Transformer/Mini-Con versions of none other than *wait for it* .... Rad White, Carlos Lopez, and Alexis Thi Dang?!

Think about it: the tank Mini-Con (Carlos) is brash and headstrong, but brave and courageous; the jet Mini-Con (Rad) is definite leadership material, and the assault helicopter Mini-Con (Alexis), with feminine features in mind, though tiresome of her sometimes boneheaded friends, is loyal and one hell of a computer analyst.

Genius, I tell you. Pure, unadulterated GENIUS! :KREMZEEK:

That is actually a really interesting idea about the Mini-Cons. I could definitely see them making a bio to reflect the personality of the humans onto these bots. Good thinking and genius indeed!

...Are... are you me? I also own Thundercracker (but not Starscream) only because I never found Starscream himself. :shock:

Whoa. :shock: I wonder... :-?
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504739)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 19th, 2013 @ 2:37am CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Image


Is that a modern take on Armada Starscream?!
Either deluxe or voyager size, I WANT IT!
=P~
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504749)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 19th, 2013 @ 3:35am CDT
After some looking of the proverbial gift horse in the mouth, I would like to emphasize that these remakes look fantastic! ;)^ Not a huge fan of the "Legends" scale, nor the odd choice of which characters to include (just Shrapnel, but not the other two? :???: ), but still nice to see these classic characters hit store shelves!

I just hope these remakes continue, and do not end with Thrilling 30's conclusion! :PRAY:

Out of all the Bionicle TF's, Unicron Meg's looks the best to me. I dig his beetle sidekick. Not paying more than $10-12 for it, though. :ic$:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504776)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on July 19th, 2013 @ 6:52am CDT
Shrapnel, Tailgate and Scoop are on the top of my list to get when they come out...
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504777)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 19th, 2013 @ 6:53am CDT
these are some weak ass toy reveals from hasbro. armada star scream? who was asking for this figure? and scoop? wtf? i bet they repaint both of them ten times too.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504841)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 19th, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
Megazarak wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Guys, guys, I just had an epiphany: despite probably not by name, but what if these Mini-Cons, by bio and spirit, are the Transformer/Mini-Con versions of none other than *wait for it* .... Rad White, Carlos Lopez, and Alexis Thi Dang?!

Think about it: the tank Mini-Con (Carlos) is brash and headstrong, but brave and courageous; the jet Mini-Con (Rad) is definite leadership material, and the assault helicopter Mini-Con (Alexis), with feminine features in mind, though tiresome of her sometimes boneheaded friends, is loyal and one hell of a computer analyst.

Genius, I tell you. Pure, unadulterated GENIUS! :KREMZEEK:

That is actually a really interesting idea about the Mini-Cons. I could definitely see them making a bio to reflect the personality of the humans onto these bots. Good thinking and genius indeed!
Well, considering just how much those three humans are despised by the fandom, I'd say Hasbro would be shooting themselves in the foot if they did that.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504842)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 19th, 2013 @ 10:46am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Megazarak wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Guys, guys, I just had an epiphany: despite probably not by name, but what if these Mini-Cons, by bio and spirit, are the Transformer/Mini-Con versions of none other than *wait for it* .... Rad White, Carlos Lopez, and Alexis Thi Dang?!

Think about it: the tank Mini-Con (Carlos) is brash and headstrong, but brave and courageous; the jet Mini-Con (Rad) is definite leadership material, and the assault helicopter Mini-Con (Alexis), with feminine features in mind, though tiresome of her sometimes boneheaded friends, is loyal and one hell of a computer analyst.

Genius, I tell you. Pure, unadulterated GENIUS! :KREMZEEK:

That is actually a really interesting idea about the Mini-Cons. I could definitely see them making a bio to reflect the personality of the humans onto these bots. Good thinking and genius indeed!
Well, considering just how much those three humans are despised by the fandom, I'd say Hasbro would be shooting themselves in the foot if they did that.


Well, I kinda liked them. :oops: Well, when they're not doing the "Ooooooh/Ahhhhhhh" thing when they're in awe and the like.

Plus, I prefer them over Kicker any day... :roll:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504861)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 19th, 2013 @ 11:21am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:After some looking of the proverbial gift horse in the mouth, I would like to emphasize that these remakes look fantastic! ;)^ Not a huge fan of the "Legends" scale, nor the odd choice of which characters to include (just Shrapnel, but not the other two? :???: ), but still nice to see these classic characters hit store shelves!


Well, there is a Kickback in the Generations line even though he's FOC and a different scale. I still still count him.

I think It would be very easy for Hasbro to retool Shrapnel into Bombshell, just remove the pincers and change the head.

Not that it matters. If they do a Bombshell(Hardshell, whatever he's called now) it will be five years from now, just to torture me.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504883)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 19th, 2013 @ 1:35pm CDT
I hope Starscream is really articulate, that's the only way I can justify getting him. That and he would be more in scale with some of the other Armada figures.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504969)
Posted by RAcast on July 19th, 2013 @ 9:52pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:these are some weak ass toy reveals from hasbro. armada star scream? who was asking for this figure? and scoop? wtf? i bet they repaint both of them ten times too.

Armada Starscream? Only EVERYONE. :lol:

And Scoop? He's kinda out of left field, but he looks great. OH, and he's actively in the IDW comics.

Starscream repaints? Of course, what would a seeker mold be without redecos!? Just makes sure you give him a new head for Skywarp and co, Hasbro. :D
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504973)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 19th, 2013 @ 9:58pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:these are some weak ass toy reveals from hasbro. armada star scream? who was asking for this figure? and scoop? wtf? i bet they repaint both of them ten times too.

Armada Starscream? Only EVERYONE. :lol:


And if not everyone, me specifically. :x

And Scoop? He's kinda out of left field, but he looks great. OH, and he's actively in the IDW comics.


Obvious Scrapper retool is obvious. Seriously, with a new head and maybe a new tooling around the knees, Hasbro could seriously turn Scoop into a combinable Scrapper with friends! ;;)

Starscream repaints? Of course, what would a seeker mold be without redecos!? Just makes sure you give him a new head for Skywarp and co, Hasbro. :D


Thundercracker, especially. He was among my first Transformers I ever got as a kid, so it would only be fair if I got that in homage of an awesome childhood. :x
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1504981)
Posted by RAcast on July 19th, 2013 @ 10:26pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Thundercracker, especially. He was among my first Transformers I ever got as a kid, so it would only be fair if I got that in homage of an awesome childhood. :x

You mean Super/Powerlinx Starscream, right? Poor Starscream, his spontaneous recoloration just makes him look like Thundercracker. :lol:

TFwiki wrote:Starscream gained a new, blue coloration that he commented made him look like his contemporary, Thundercracker, with disgust just dripping from his tone.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1505086)
Posted by frogbat on July 20th, 2013 @ 7:10am CDT
Armada ss is an interesting one that I might skip as there are way too many good g1 figures. I was always impressed with armada ss' design. Shrapnel is disappointing to me cos I don't collect legends, a nice trio of insecticon deluxes would've been nice.

Scoop got me excited cos I thought I read swoop. Oh well. He looks good though.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1505087)
Posted by frogbat on July 20th, 2013 @ 7:11am CDT
Armada ss is an interesting one that I might skip as there are way too many good g1 figures. I was always impressed with armada ss' design. Shrapnel is disappointing to me cos I don't collect legends, a nice trio of insecticon deluxes would've been nice.

Scoop got me excited cos I thought I read swoop. Oh well. He looks good though.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1505109)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 20th, 2013 @ 10:33am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Thundercracker, especially. He was among my first Transformers I ever got as a kid, so it would only be fair if I got that in homage of an awesome childhood. :x

You mean Super/Powerlinx Starscream, right? Poor Starscream, his spontaneous recoloration just makes him look like Thundercracker. :lol:


I suppose Starscream as well. I have him as Starscream on my shelves, but if it were up to me, I'd have him as a separate character from Starscream. ;)
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1505115)
Posted by Mkall on July 20th, 2013 @ 10:56am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:these are some weak ass toy reveals from hasbro. armada star scream? who was asking for this figure? and scoop? wtf? i bet they repaint both of them ten times too.

And I would be ever-so-happy to get an Armada Seeker Army going.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1505116)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 20th, 2013 @ 10:58am CDT
Mkall wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:these are some weak ass toy reveals from hasbro. armada star scream? who was asking for this figure? and scoop? wtf? i bet they repaint both of them ten times too.

And I would be ever-so-happy to get an Armada Seeker Army going.


Ditto. I would especially swoon over Thundercracker (better have the correct placing of colors, though), since he, along with Demolishor and a majority of the initial cast of Armada, were among my very first Transformers toys as a kid.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: New Reveals for Construct-​Bots and Generation​s Gallery (1505132)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 20th, 2013 @ 1:24pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:these are some weak ass toy reveals from hasbro. armada star scream? who was asking for this figure? and scoop? wtf? i bet they repaint both of them ten times too.

And I would be ever-so-happy to get an Armada Seeker Army going.


I'll be satisfied with just Starscream, but of course, other seekers will follow for sure.
Also, HELL YEAH on an updated Armada Starscream! I have the original and I love it, even with his obvious flaws. With an updated toy, there will be no gimmicks that give a ridiculous backpack, and it will have better articulations. Even at deluxe size, it will be awesome.

Finally, Generations give something else than GEEWUN and something-Of-Cybertron.
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