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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!
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT
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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".

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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.
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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!

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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:

Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593323)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 5:56pm CDT
durroth wrote:
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?
Hasbro's MP Prowl costs more than Takara's MP Prowl, even when import prices are factored into the cost.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593326)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:00pm CDT
El Duque wrote: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 preview embedded below!



And of course it's blocked from my European end.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:01pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote: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 preview embedded below!



And of course it's blocked from my European end.
It's blocked from my U.S. end too.

It looks like it just got taken down.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593328)
Posted by El Duque on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:06pm CDT
It can also be viewed on the TF Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=683133768423487
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593330)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CDT
the animation seems pretty good, the faces remind me of the recent Tron series...wonder if its the same studio doing the work. i'll give it a shot for sure.

and yeah, the link didn't work on this page but it worked fine through the facebook link provided.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593331)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CDT
We need a Titan Class Trypticon! Not a War for Cybertron battleship that transforms into half of a dinosaur.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593332)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CDT
El Duque wrote:It can also be viewed on the TF Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=683133768423487


And why am I not surprised I see a lot of negativity there? Nothing but hot air >:oP
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593333)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:20pm CDT
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for... official images for the newly-revealed Generations: Combiner Wars Aerialbots and Stunticons! The Aerialbots, comprised of traditional team members Silverbolt, Air Raid, Skydive, and Firefly (originally Fireflight. Darn those trademark laws!) are joined by Alpha Bravo (a very Vortex-like character replacing Slingshot) and honorary Aerialbot Powerglide (revealed at BotCon last month), who is revealed to also transform into a weapon capable of being wielded by the Aerialbots' combined mode, Superion!

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Meanwhile, their Decepticon counterparts, the Stunticons, are comprised of Motormaster (a redeco and heavy retool of the previously-revealed Voyager Optimus Prime), Breakdown, Dead End, Dragstrip, and newcomer Offroad, an apparent duo-homage of Generation One Ruckus and Wildrider, whose vehicle mode deco Offroad's vehice mode is based on. Also included in Team Stunticon is an as-of-yet-named Legends-class sports car, rumored to be Blackjack, based and named after the Generation One character of the same name, who forms the chestplate of the Stunticons' combined mode, Menasor!


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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593335)
Posted by Zeek99g on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CDT
The new series looks good. I wonder if it will be a darker storyline than TF Prime.

If you want to know what I mean by darker watch the show Young Justice. Its for kids. ;)
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Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
And to go along with that batch of Generations images, here are some official stock photos for the upcoming Robots in Disguise animated series! The batch includes Legion Optimus Prime and Strongarm (new Autobot character), Hyper Change Bumblebee, One-Step Underbite (new Decepticon character) and Sideswipe, and Warrior (Deluxe size) Bumblebee - who is, we remind you, the main star of the show. Check them all out below!

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593337)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
Zeek99g wrote:The new series looks good. I wonder if it will be a darker storyline than TF Prime.


It's been said by Hasbro that it's the opposite.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593338)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:29pm CDT
Zeek99g wrote:The new series looks good. I wonder if it will be a darker storyline than TF Prime.
Nope! Just the opposite.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593339)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:33pm CDT
I love these even more now :D Next year will be a busy year for me. I'm personally not bothered by any member changes as I plan my collection around what looks visually appealing to me...Plus I freaking love gesalts of all kinds.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593341)
Posted by STngAR on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:36pm CDT
I'm like the look of that deluxe bee. Not bad, not bad at all.


:MAXIMAL:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593344)
Posted by jgilkinson on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
That Superion is everything I have ever wanted in a combiner. But why did they miss form him by leaving Airraid out?
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Posted by Mkall on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CDT
Interesting... it looks like the combiner's hands and feet are the same part that can transform. I love Superion, and I'm seriously debating whether or not to get the Stunticons to display separately.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
durroth wrote:
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?
Hasbro's MP Prowl costs more than Takara's MP Prowl, even when import prices are factored into the cost.


Really? I thought it was $60 and change. I paid $80+ from BBTS for the Amazon exclusive with one launcher and the coin.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593347)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Interesting... it looks like the combiner's hands and feet are the same part that can transform. I love Superion, and I'm seriously debating whether or not to get the Stunticons to display separately.


Honestly, I'm just glad they aren't trying to force the integration of the appendages into the figures themselves. They tried that with Fall of Cybetron Bruticus, and we all know how well that turned out.
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Posted by sabrigami on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
I am liking the direction of the new deluxe. The style and details Hasbro is pulling off are really something. I know it comes at the cost of more simple transformations. But I am more than willing to pay that price if the figures are look more complete and like actual action figures like they do here. It will be an exciting year in 2015 indeed :)
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Posted by STngAR on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
A little to early to judge the new cartoon but As of righ now I'm not too impressed


:MAXIMAL:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Post-Panel Q&A: Titan Class, KnockOut, Blurr and More (1593350)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. Warrior Class Bumblebee is awesome. I'm love struck with Underbite's mold and colors. The Aerialbots Silverbolt, Air Raid, Skydive, Alpha Bravo, and Firefly? Firefly sounds like a big trademark fight that Hasbro won.
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Hmmmm. Alpha Bravo doesn't look anything like Universe Ro-tor.
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Posted by mooncake623 on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:46pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
durroth wrote:
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?
Hasbro's MP Prowl costs more than Takara's MP Prowl, even when import prices are factored into the cost.


Really? I thought it was $60 and change. I paid $80+ from BBTS for the Amazon exclusive with one launcher and the coin.


I paid around 50ish shipped from Japan for the cars
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:47pm CDT
Motormaster looks WAY better in that mold than Optimus does. Though I wonder, if Optimus is using a Combiner Torso mold, will he be able to combine with the Arialbots? Will the Limb-bots be modular "Scramble City" style?

OR are we going to see updates to Prime's drones from TF: Energon?
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Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:50pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Motormaster looks WAY better in that mold than Optimus does. Though I wonder, if Optimus is using a Combiner Torso mold, will he be able to combine with the Arialbots? Will the Limb-bots be modular "Scramble City" style?

OR are we going to see updates to Prime's drones from TF: Energon?


Here's art that was used at the panel briefing today. You be the judge. ;)

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Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:52pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Motormaster looks WAY better in that mold than Optimus does. Though I wonder, if Optimus is using a Combiner Torso mold, will he be able to combine with the Arialbots? Will the Limb-bots be modular "Scramble City" style?

OR are we going to see updates to Prime's drones from TF: Energon?

Yup, they're scramble city style ;) feel free to put prime with the stunticons :lol:
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:54pm CDT
jgilkinson wrote:That Superion is everything I have ever wanted in a combiner. But why did they miss form him by leaving Airraid out?
What do you mean? He's right there:

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
durroth wrote:
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?
Hasbro's MP Prowl costs more than Takara's MP Prowl, even when import prices are factored into the cost.


Really? I thought it was $60 and change. I paid $80+ from BBTS for the Amazon exclusive with one launcher and the coin.
You have to know where to look. Some folks managed to get theirs between $45-$60 total. Hasbro's MP Prowl is gonna have a $70 base price, which TRU will undoubted up the price even further.

OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. Warrior Class Bumblebee is awesome. I'm love struck with Underbite's mold and colors. The Aerialbots Silverbolt, Air Raid, Skydive, Alpha Bravo, and Firefly? Firefly sounds like a big trademark fight that Hasbro won.
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Hmmmm. Alpha Bravo doesn't look anything like Universe Ro-tor.
He' more like Vortex wearing Slingshot's colors.
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:55pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Motormaster looks WAY better in that mold than Optimus does. Though I wonder, if Optimus is using a Combiner Torso mold, will he be able to combine with the Arialbots? Will the Limb-bots be modular "Scramble City" style?

OR are we going to see updates to Prime's drones from TF: Energon?


Here's art that was used at the panel briefing today. You be the judge. ;)

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Ah, I just hadn't fished around to,see all of the images. There's just so many!

But, it looks like those are in fact the Arialbots, and they do appear to work as in the days of old.

I am one happy fan.
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Posted by Metro Prime on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:01pm CDT
Holy crap, a Fembot that isn't an Arcee copy!
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Posted by Diem on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:02pm CDT
Sometimes there isn't enough WANT in the world.

Yeah, changing Slingshot to a copter is a tough choice but I suspect this might be a marketing choice (mums not wanting to buy a toy plane for their kids when "you already have enough planes"). From the Geewun perspective it's a whiff but from the objective perspective of having a slightly less homogenous looking set of figures on shelves it's smart, and there's already more than enough homage in these sets to go around. The other four Aerialbots look mouth-wateringly good AND homage-y.

The same for Wildrider. I am reaaaaaaaally hoping for a Technobot set.
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Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:04pm CDT
Diem wrote:The same for Wildrider. I am reaaaaaaaally hoping for a Technobot set.


You're wanting a Technobot set, I'm wanting a Combaticon set, everybody's wanting a Constructicon set...

Good God, Hasbro really knows how to brutally murder wallets when push comes to shove, can they? :BOOM:

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #103 - Road Trip
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