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SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 4:14PM CDT

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Some sneaky news from the SDCC 2014 Transformers panel, as the Hasbro News Twitter account took questions - for one hour - from fans during the preview evening, and are currently answering a selection of them. The first question answered concerns the possibility of more Generations Titans figure, after last year's Metroplex (and its SDCC 2013 exclusive counterpart!).

Metroplex was tied to the Fall of Cybertron game. Big character, big product & you guys love him.

We're always looking to do things that tie together with our great stories.

If you guys continue to love the great products we put out we're going to continue to make them!


The second answer addresses the return of fan-favourite Transformers: Prime Knock Out.

We always get lots of Q's abt everyone's favorite characters from #Transformers lore.

We look at Transformers and there’s 1000’s of wonderful characters to choose from each year.

We think about all the great fans of all ages from Rescue Bots fans to Generations fans.

So we try to balance the toy line each year to pick characters that fans of all ages will love.


(Someone hasn't been reading their IDW Publishing comics of recent..)

Third question is about more characters, Hot Rod and Blurr!

Hot Rod & Blurr – some of our favorites & great characters from our history that many know & love!

Each year we think about the stories we want to tell to Transformers fans of all ages.

We want to make sure we’re tying the product line with the stories being told.

We love to get fans’ feedback as we move forward and build new stories for all of our fans.



All of which sounds like the most non-committal definitely maybe answer in a while. But feel free to speculate away in the Energon Pub discussion boards: what do you think? Will we get more Titan Class figures? Would you like to see more of a particular character?
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593284)
Posted by hinomars19 on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:19pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Kinda annoyed that Wildrider has been completely replaced by a new character. So close Hasbro, but you just couldn't stick to the core team. I can get over Slingshot being renamed and given a helicopter mode, at least he still looks like Slingshot in bot mode, but Offroad is definitely not Wildrider.

Emerje


Am I the only one thinking if they had swapped Breakdown and Offroad's colours and names, that would have made more sense? I mean Offroad looks kinda like Prime Breakdown, no?

And, are we not gonna talk about the legion sized Optimus for RiD? That design looks nifty! Voyager or leader of that please :D
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593285)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Kinda annoyed that Wildrider has been completely replaced by a new character. So close Hasbro, but you just couldn't stick to the core team. I can get over Slingshot being renamed and given a helicopter mode, at least he still looks like Slingshot in bot mode, but Offroad is definitely not Wildrider.


You know what I'm thinking?

I think they're trying to be flexible with these combiners. For example, if there's to be a Bruticus (and I pray to God that there is one coming in the works; Fall of Cybertron Bruticus just will not do!), then they'll take Alpha Bravo/Slingshot and redeco him as Vortex, Offroad/Wildrider as Swindle (hey, it's vaguely military jeep-ish), a couple new molds for Brawl and Blast Off, and a new mold for Onslaught.

If this is the case, then I'm willing to forgive Wildrider being a truck.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593288)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
That bumblebee may be the first bee I actively hunt for (Bee has never been my favorite in any continunity)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593289)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
For a min(from the title) I thought they were going to make titan class Knock out... =X
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593291)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CDT
Alpha Bravo seeming based on Vortex, Offroad might be based more on someone other than Wildrider. Looking at those with similar altmodes and who have robot mode designs similar to his, it's possible that might have instead been based on, of all bots, Ruckus!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593293)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT




I kind of see it, but Ruckus was more of a Buggy than a truck
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593294)
Posted by Railbomb on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:53pm CDT
Seeing this year is kind of like a new scramble-city type thing, maybe a titan Trypticon that interacts with the combiners?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593295)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:57pm CDT
Yeah, Hasbro didn't really answer those questions, and the one they actually did was a vague answer about the continuation of Titan-class figures.

I hoped someone at least mentioned Masterpiece Star Saber... I'd like to own him when he's released, but without paying import prices.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593296)
Posted by Diem on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:57pm CDT
Hasbro continues to embarrass 3rd Parties. A better Brainstorm at a quarter of the price. A better Springer at a fifth of the price. And now a comparable-looking pair of combiners at a fifth of the price.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593299)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah, Hasbro didn't really answer those questions, and the one they actually did was a vague answer about the continuation of Titan-class figures.

I hoped someone at least mentioned Masterpiece Star Saber... I'd like to own him when he's released, but without paying import prices.


Yeah I can't see a domestic release for star saber, unless enough fans were vocal for it. I'm looking at importing anyway as it's really unlikely the UK would ever see a release.

Diem wrote:And now, a pair of comparable-looking combiners for a fifth of the price.


With more to come hopefully and scramble-city style at that :D
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593300)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I kind of see it, but Ruckus was more of a Buggy than a truck
The headsculpts are also kinda similar, right down to the same "ears".

Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593303)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
Diem wrote:Hasbro continues to embarrass 3rd Parties. A better Brainstorm at a quarter of the price. A better Springer at a fifth of the price. And now a comparable-looking pair of combiners at a fifth of the price.


Generations 2015, Hasbro Strikes BACK!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593304)
Posted by ScottyP on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
I hoped someone at least mentioned Masterpiece Star Saber... I'd like to own him when he's released, but without paying import prices.


If Prowl is any indication, you should pay import prices ;)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593311)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:28pm CDT
You know what would be awesome? Power Core Combiner repaints of all these guys. Maybe Offroad and Slingshot are reflections of that. Or maybe Hasbro thought it was overly redundant to have two combiners where one had four cars for limbs and the other four jets when no other G1 combiners had multiples of the same alt mode within their teams. Although as someone pointed out already, Breakdown should have been the SUV.

Shame they didn't make one of the Aerialbots a space shuttle instead of a helicopter. If they do plan on Defensor and Bruticus, they'll have three helicopters possibly all the same mold then.

Silverbolt would make a great Skyburst/Darkstream/Jet master aka Tread Bolt by the way.

Just throwing some thought out there.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593312)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:31pm CDT
Anyone notice on background of one of the SDCC combiner images revealed today it Hasbro filenames for Blackjack and Huffer, I thought i was crazy, but another site's user also seemed to notice
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593314)
Posted by shajaki on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
these new combiners are PAINFULLY close to what i want... like, im almost in physical pain...

the stunticons are a good effort, but falls short of FP's. this is pretty much the alternative to those who dont want to pay 3rd party prices. he's stocky and kinda odd looking. but hey, elbow and knee joints, actual hands, and no clear energon'y looking bits to complain about.

superion is the one who causes me pain. he would have been PERFECT if it werent for alpha bravo/slingshot whatever. and i can honestly see from a sales perspective why they wouldnt want five planes for fear of repetitivety.... but arg! so close! this might also explain mister SUV in the stunitcon lineup instead of wildrider.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593317)
Posted by durroth on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
I hoped someone at least mentioned Masterpiece Star Saber... I'd like to own him when he's released, but without paying import prices.


If Prowl is any indication, you should pay import prices ;)


What's wrong with the domestic prowl release? I thought there were no major changes between them reported so far. Has something come up?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593318)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
horus wrote:Bumblebee = remolded Transformes Prime Vehicon ?
Nope.


You're right. RID Vehicon knew how to efficiently fold up his car kibble. I don't know WHAT'S going on there, or why designers still think that's okay to do.

As always, we can hope for it just being mistransformations.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593320)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:52pm CDT
Site owner Seibertron was on the scene of the post-Hasbro Panel showroom display, and we here at Seibertron.com bring to you our first look at new Kre-O Kreons Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Starscream! These Kreons are similar to the Microchange Kreons of before: same idea, but different execution. How different? The robot and vehicle modes are much larger, and, unlike Kre-O sets from before, these require no partsforming at all! Take a look at the four images below, courtesy of Seibertron himself!









UPDATE

Also, according to the Big Man himself, eveybody's favorite Dinobot Grimlock will also be joining Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Starscream in the first wave, and a Triplechanger character (who, we do not know at this time) is planned for release during Fall 2014. No images at this time. Sorry, Kreon fans!
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Posted by El Duque on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:52pm CDT
Hasbro has released a brief preview of their upcoming Transformers: Robots in Disguise series, which will debut on the Hub Network in 2015. Enjoy the sneak peek embedded below:

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