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SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 5:53PM CDT

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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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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593327)
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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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. ;)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593336)
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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593345)
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593346)
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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593348)
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 :)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593349)
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: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593351)
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
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593352)
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?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593353)
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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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593354)
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:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593355)
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593356)
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593360)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:01pm CDT
Holy crap, a Fembot that isn't an Arcee copy!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593361)
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593362)
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:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593364)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:11pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
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:


Ya know I really didn't even think about Wildrider, I think Hasbro has found a new way to work mold sharing in. Brilliant!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593365)
Posted by hehe on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:13pm CDT
Come on Hasbro. F U, lets us watch this one minute promo.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593367)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:17pm CDT
hehe wrote:Come on Hasbro. F U, lets us watch this one minute promo.
El Duque wrote:It can also be viewed on the TF Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=683133768423487
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593368)
Posted by TK415 on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:17pm CDT
Are they really deluxe size?

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Yes they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just went and looked at the other pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593370)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:20pm CDT
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Who's that Pokemon? It's Granbull!

Seriously though, I want that. Then I want a warrior class version.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593371)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:23pm CDT
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593372)
Posted by zemper on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CDT
ergh.... am i the only one who is sick and tired of the same Bumblebee=Camaro/movie type mold all over again?

i mean, come on, even the new alt mode's angles and proportions look eerily similar to TF:Prime Bumblebee, who is itself a reimagining of the movieverse Bumblebee. and look at the bot modes of the new series, even the faces look similar to TF:Prime. can't Hasbro come up with something more original???

i really went from being giddy at the 2007 movie reintroduction of Bumblebee to being frustrated at each iteration as it went further into the series... and when the TF:Prime Bee came too close to Bayverse style, even mimicking the no-voice box gimmick, i was absolutely devastated. yep, i really really hated the TF:Prime Bee and his human compatriot.

if the new Bee will get his voice box scrambled anytime in the new series, i'm gonna be all over the place.

/*end rant
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593373)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:everybody's wanting a Constructicon set...


Not me.

Bring on Abominus and Piranacon!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593375)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:26pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:everybody's wanting a Constructicon set...


Not me.

Bring on Abominus and Piranacon!


...You're the exception. You weirdo. :P
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593376)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
zemper wrote:i mean, come on, even the new alt mode's angles and proportions look eerily similar to TF:Prime Bumblebee, who is itself a reimagining of the movieverse Bumblebee. and look at the bot modes of the new series, even the faces look similar to TF:Prime. can't Hasbro come up with something more original???
It's the same guy. RID is the sequel to Prime. Bumblebee having a body in RID similar to his Prime body is no less strange than the body he has in Rescue Bots. It's all the same person.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593377)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:everybody's wanting a Constructicon set...


Not me.

Bring on Abominus and Piranacon!


...You're the exception. You weirdo. :P


And damn proud of it!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593378)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:30pm CDT
the RID figures have potential. the generations figures look great too. probably not going to be combined though. i like the individual bot modes better.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593380)
Posted by ausbot on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
want G2 versions of the stunticons.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593381)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:46pm CDT
Would anyone be up for Protectabot retools of the combiners:

Motormaster - Hot Spot
Dead End - Streetwise
Offroad - First Aid
Alpha Bravo - Blades
Breakdown - Groove (Fire Chief car)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593382)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Would anyone be up for Protectabot retools of the combiners:

Motormaster - Hot Spot
Dead End - Streetwise
Offroad - First Aid
Alpha Bravo - Blades
Breakdown - Groove (Fire Chief car)
With the theme of the line being "Combiner Wars", it's very well possible that the remaining toys are gonna be more Combiner molds. 16 Deluxes and 6 Voyagers are coming out of this, after all. ;)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593383)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:55pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:everybody's wanting a Constructicon set...


Not me.

Bring on Abominus and Piranacon!


...You're the exception. You weirdo. :P

Actually, there could be a chance for an Abominus and a Piranacon. I would also like a Devastator, Defensor, Bruticus, Computron, and Monstructor set. There can't be two combiners for one mini-Generations series. I don't think.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593384)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:56pm CDT
Just noticed something about the Superion image. He's got two Fireflys (Fireflies?) as his arms, and no trace of Air Raid. :-?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593385)
Posted by megatronus on July 24th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
So, Warrior Bumblebee is a heavily retooled Vehicon... Cool!

Also, loving Superion even more now that the individual bots have been revealed. I also appreciate how the combiner ports in their chests were designed to actually blend in and look good. This is exciting.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593386)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 8:00pm CDT
megatronus wrote:So, Warrior Bumblebee is a heavily retooled Vehicon... Cool!
No he isn't.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Preview (1593387)
Posted by TK415 on July 24th, 2014 @ 8:03pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Would anyone be up for Protectabot retools of the combiners:

Motormaster - Hot Spot
Dead End - Streetwise
Offroad - First Aid
Alpha Bravo - Blades
Breakdown - Groove (Fire Chief car)


This would totally work for me.

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