SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set

Friday, July 25th, 2014 12:48PM CDT

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Another video from the official Transformers Facebook page, and we take an official look at the SDCC 2014 exclusive Dinobots set, as unboxed by Hasbro themselves. What do you think, is the G1 redeco on Age of Extinction figures worth the money? Share your thoughts below!

Take a look inside the Transformers Dinobots Action Figure Set, available now at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth at San Diego Comic-Con and after the show in limited quantities on HasbroToyShop.com



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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593626)
Posted by JetOptimus23 on July 25th, 2014 @ 12:57pm CDT
You know, I didn't really like the AOE dinobot figures, and I'm thinking thats because of their colors. They were all so weird and not very movie accurate. But those...are some fine looking toys.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593635)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 25th, 2014 @ 1:46pm CDT
You know, looking at the combiners, I really wish they'd integrated the hands.

The detachable hands are far, far too big- they look a bit weird. Considering the limb-bots have "block-feet" they could have easily fitted much less disproportionate hands in that could just slide/flip out of the bottom of the foot without compromising the individual robots. Odd, as it probably would have reduced engineering costs too...

The feet probably couldn't have been integrated, although I think smaller "drone" vehicles, maybe buggies or something for the Stunticons and UAVs for Superion, should form the feet (a bit like Movie Devastator has the extra little construction vehicles/equipment to form parts of his body, like the tiny front-end loader forming his hand). Not very Geewun, but really, who cares?

As for Offroad replacing Wildrider and Alpha Bravo replacing Slingshot, Alpha Bravo is basically Slingshot with a different altmode and a mouthplate anyway. And looking at Wildrider, Offroad seems to be him but transforming into a jeep rather than a car. Hardly worth getting upset over.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593636)
Posted by 1984forever on July 25th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
Sunstreaker from the Breakdown mold in late fall 2015... Nostradamus told me.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593640)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 25th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
Funny you mentioned the non-integrated hands. I believe that the choice to have the hand/feet (they're the same piece) separate is a good one, as it simplifies the design of te figures quite a bit to vehicle -> robot -> (bending) block (Guess what? Fan-acclaimed 3P companies do the very same thing!). You've seen how the FoC limbs were a hit and miss, especially with the shape of the hands due to the necessity of integrating them.

Only problem now is where would the handfeet go when not in use?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593646)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Funny you mentioned the non-integrated hands. I believe that the choice to have the hand/feet (they're the same piece) separate is a good one, as it simplifies the design of te figures quite a bit to vehicle -> robot -> (bending) block (Guess what? Fan-acclaimed 3P companies do the very same thing!). You've seen how the FoC limbs were a hit and miss, especially with the shape of the hands due to the necessity of integrating them.

Only problem now is where would the handfeet go when not in use?


Aye, although I think that the FOC Bruticus could have been a lot better if it weren't for those pesky budget restrictions, integrated hands or not (they could have made Vortex's karate chop hand articulated).

I'm just worried the hand will have nowhere to go in the separate modes.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593654)
Posted by Dr Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CDT
Thanks to site owner Seibertron, we have a miscellaneous update to the SDCC 2014 galleries, with a look around at what Hasbro is putting on display at the event, ranging from Marvel, My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms, and of course, Transformers - Kre-O, Combiner Wars and RID! Click on any image below for the full galleries.















Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593655)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CDT
Is that...Death's Head?

Great! Now I just need to read the UK comics to actually have some connection to him!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593657)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:35pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Is that...Death's Head?

Great! Now I just need to read the UK comics to actually have some connection to him!
Man, I am SO ready for BBTS to process my preorder of that Death's Head toy, the waiting is killing me!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593664)
Posted by psj333 on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:50pm CDT
After viewing the Underbite toy at the SDCC 2014 panel, it seems to me that the Robot In Disguise cartoon for 2015 will features Dinobots that will have finally have both vehicle and beast altmodes. Unfortunately, for Underbite himself, he does not have a robot mode. Does that mean that will other Dinobots in the cartoon will abandon their robot modes, and use their beast modes as replacements to their robot modes, or that this abilities is only reserved for Underbite himself? :BOT: :CON:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593665)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:What idiot Hasbro executive thinks the children (to whom this toy line survives) will give a shit about obscure combiner characters? Not to mention the fact that parents are not going to shell out $90 each for these. Yeah, the adult fans will buy them, but they are a VERY small percentage of sales. And at $16 a pop, this line is finished.

With Hasbro's crap quality these days, I will be surprised that if they can even stand up straight.
jeezus christ monkey balls. do you ever have anything positive to say? why are you even a part of this fandom?




With the current state of things only delusional fan boys have anything positive to say. By the numbers this line is a sinking ship. Why do you think they are finally falling back on the likes of some of you for monetary support? You will be lucky IF the price point stays at $16 a pop. Not to mention the quality issues.

I am not a part of your type of fandom nor would I want to be. Passive at best. I am in my thirties, not teens.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593668)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:54pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
shajaki wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:blah blah blah
jeezus christ monkey balls. do you ever have anything positive to say? why are you even a part of this fandom?


I second that.


You are like 45 and get off on insulting people on forum blogs. Why would I respect anything you say? Grow up. Really.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593670)
Posted by Dr Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:57pm CDT
Hi everyone - can we please keep disagreements as civil discussion rather than personal attacks? Thanks!

(Replies to this, derailments or further attacks will result in deleted posts and moderator intervention.)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593672)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CDT
I find it amusing that your sig decries nerd rage when that is precisely what you seem to thrive on.

And honestly, if you aren't part of the fandom then WTF are you doing on the forum?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593673)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:01pm CDT
anyhow, the combiners look pretty big compared to sky/jetfire
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593674)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:What idiot Hasbro executive thinks the children (to whom this toy line survives) will give a shit about obscure combiner characters? Not to mention the fact that parents are not going to shell out $90 each for these. Yeah, the adult fans will buy them, but they are a VERY small percentage of sales. And at $16 a pop, this line is finished.

With Hasbro's crap quality these days, I will be surprised that if they can even stand up straight.

Ahem. When you have first seen the Constructicons, Aerialbots, Combaticons, etc., were you like "WHOA!" or super excited. If you had, then I'm pretty sure kids will also love the Combiners too.

Don't believe me? Next year go to Toys"R"Us a week before Christmas.
Yeah, it's not the fact that these toys are of the G1 combiner characters that appeal to kids. It's the fact that it's five guys who combine into one big dude. And that they can all mix and match limbs with each other. The gimmick may be old, but it's timeless. Kids like combining robots. The fact that these toys represent the G1 characters is the icing on the cake, not the cake itself.



Toy sales in general are down 17% and that is IF you include Lego, who is only down 9% from just last year alone. Parents are sick of poor quality and higher costs. What makes you think they are going to spend $90-100 a pop on these? Especially in a day and age where electronic toys rule? You have children with Ipads by the time they are 10. Why would they care about this stuff? The sales numbers do not lie.
I didn't see many children giving a squat about FOC Bruticus and it had a video game to drive the sales. What makes you think children who do not even know these characters will care?
This line comes and goes in waves. And Hasbro missed the mark on these five years ago. Transformers as a whole has positioned itself with its flaws for another hiatus. Unless you and people like you are going to buy ten of these things. Go check out your local big box stores. TF4 junk is shelf warming. And I can see why. It is right next to the TMNT stuff, which is better quality, more popular, and 8.88 a figure.

I see why you feel the way you do as you are an adult fan and as I said before I do respect you as you are not like some of your counterparts here, but I disagree that these will do well in the market. This line needs the children to drive it or it will fade away. And none of these new reveals are going to drive the franchise. Even the new cartoon is kinda strange, but maybe it will do well. But that will rest on whatever price points Hasbro comes up with for the toys in that line.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593675)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I find it amusing that your sig decries nerd rage when that is precisely what you seem to thrive on.

And honestly, if you aren't part of the fandom then WTF are you doing on the forum?


I didn't say I wasn't a fan. I said I wasn't that type of fan. And judging from the way some of these type of "fans" are I am blessed to not be just like them.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593677)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:11pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:I find it amusing that your sig decries nerd rage when that is precisely what you seem to thrive on.

And honestly, if you aren't part of the fandom then WTF are you doing on the forum?


I didn't say I wasn't a fan. I said I wasn't that type of fan. And judging from the way some of these type of "fans" are I am blessed to not be just like them.


I know right, liking things because people have individual taste and opinion; ****ing sacrilege, because it's all about you, and what you don't like :lol:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593678)
Posted by DMSL on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:12pm CDT
I just died a little inside.

These all look horrible. How can you go from Prime back to "Animated"?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593679)
Posted by DMSL on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
It's great Hasbro is finally giving us combiners, it's just a shame they have learned nothing.

They should have paid attention to what they did in G1 and what the third parties are doing now. These combiners are ill proportioned.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Unboxing Video of Dinobots Exclusive Set (1593680)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
To the best of my knowledge, Animated was very well received, so perhaps it was a conscious decision?

And as I've mentioned before, the G1 combiners were blatantly awful. The third party combiners are good in spite of the G1 accuracy, not because of it.

Also, any pics of Strongarm?

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