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SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 1:57PM CDT

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Bringing the literal definition of Heavy Metal to life, Entertainment Tonight has teased the upcoming SDCC Transformers set. War for Cybertron Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave and Fall of Cybertron Jazz have been repainted, given hair (yes hair), and paired with Transformers: Animated Ratbat and Laserbeak to form the metal band Knights of Unicron!

SDCC will be happening JULY 24-27

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Transformers News: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band
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Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579413)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:02pm CDT
I was afraid something like this would happen. #-o
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579414)
Posted by EagleBot13 on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:03pm CDT
Um... well... ah. Not sure what to think of this. :???:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579417)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
Ha ha. April Fools was two months ago. This is a bit late.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579418)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:07pm CDT
Alright, well. This is just brilliant! :D
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579419)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
If I were a wealthy man...
Seriously though, why Jazz? That toy is universally reviled. I'll admit I can't think of a lot of alternatives FOC-wise, but still
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579420)
Posted by philswitch engage on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
I love it!

I hate it!

I must have it!

I can not afforded it.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579423)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
This is it. This is the pinnacle of Transformers. Nothing will ever be better than Hair Metal Prime.

If only I could afford it.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579424)
Posted by dragons on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
how they transform with hair on there heads?
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579425)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
I need a WFC Megs, but not with a flaming hair style and a wacky paint job. :SICK:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579426)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
I have complex and detailed opinions on this, but for now, I'll just say that this reveal has me on a hair metal listening spree.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579427)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
Um, its cute...but I wont pay the exorbitant prices for it.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579428)
Posted by Mkall on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:21pm CDT
My first thought was "WTF".
My second thought was "strip off most of the crap accessories, and they might look decent"
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579430)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
Nothin's Gonna Stand In My Way...of getting these!


(actually, I'm not arsed about them, but I do appreciate the novelty value. At least it wasn't something ridiculously Mass Market appealing like say a G1 leader in classics style)
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579432)
Posted by mattj972 on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:27pm CDT
Well, that's a huge pile of crap.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579433)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:28pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:If I were a wealthy man...
Seriously though, why Jazz? That toy is universally reviled.


Maybe they had a truckload of them headed for a landfill in New Mexico and decided to use them for this instead.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579434)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:34pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:If I were a wealthy man...
Seriously though, why Jazz? That toy is universally reviled.


Maybe they had a truckload of them headed for a landfill in New Mexico and decided to use them for this instead.


Nothing can top the one behind the Video Game Crash of 1983. :twisted:

Seriously though, we have Prime vs. Megatron, Blaster was unavailable for Soundwave so they went with the next best music geek... I'm guessing.

Nice idea, but that's all it is.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579437)
Posted by Go-Faster-Wings on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:37pm CDT
Holy God yes. This is freaking hilarious. If I had the money I would totally buy this and display it proudly. I love this so much.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579438)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:38pm CDT
/:)

I'm not sure what to say. It's not something I'd ever want, but I'm kinda pleased it actually exists.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579440)
Posted by reluctantyouth on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:54pm CDT
I harness my inner Yoda when I say...


Break me a F$%^&*G give!!!

I would expect something this crazy from Takara Tomy but not from Hasbro. Gosh will these be stinking up Hasbrotoyshop.com. Maybe. What is this abomination going to set people back $99.99? $129.99? Dare I say $149.99?

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579443)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:56pm CDT
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579444)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
I am so excited!...for my wallet. This is an easy pass. Again, I'm sort of grateful for that, though. There's so much other great Transformers stuff to get this year that it's a relief I won't have to add another "must have" SDCC exclusive on top of that.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579445)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
ALL MY WANT.

I will stalk HTS to pick this up.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579446)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:07pm CDT
Image

One of them should have been based on him.

God this set is amazing. First SDCC set I actually want. :lol:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579447)
Posted by Seibertron on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:09pm CDT
So is this supposed to just represent generic 80s hair bands or someone in particular for each figure?

I bought the little Linkin Park figures for the Linkin Park Soundwave set for the gallery and I'd like to do something similar for this set if I can find some Action Figures or toys that are what these are representing.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579449)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:14pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:ALL MY WANT.

I will stalk HTS to pick this up.


No stalking required. It'll be available for months (or years) to come, and will end up on clearance sooner or later.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579455)
Posted by Delicon on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:25pm CDT
What makes me think Seibertron.com's own Rotorstorm came up with this idea?
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579456)
Posted by Rated X on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CDT
Ive got the puke if youve got the bucket !!! :SICK: :SICK: :SICK:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579460)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:49pm CDT
Ok, before I give my opinions there's something I need to say, the term "Hair Metal" is derogatory slur created by Rolling Stone magazine and the Alternative music scene to deride and diminish the work that 80's Hard Rock musicians did to bring some joy to the world. I'd ask all of you to please refrain from using the term, instead the terms "Melodic Rock" or the aforementioned "80's Hard Rock" are acceptable. As a fan and a musician I thank you.

Now about the set, oh boy, I'm not sure if I love it or hate it but wow. Clearly Prime has to be based a bit on the Ultimate Warrior as the hair and tassels match some of UW iconic looks. Laserbeak's pain job is based on Eddie Van Halen's red and white "Frankenstein" guitar. The tour booklet cover is based on the picture from Iron Maiden's single "The Trooper." Ratbat appears to once again draw from EVH and his "Yellow jacket" guitar from the very early 80's.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579461)
Posted by philswitch engage on June 4th, 2014 @ 3:55pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Image

One of them should have been based on him.

God this set is amazing. First SDCC set I actually want. :lol:


You could use WFC starscream with the cockpit (no pun intended) reflect the double deep V
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579465)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 4th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, before I give my opinions there's something I need to say, the term "Hair Metal" is derogatory slur created by Rolling Stone magazine and the Alternative music scene to deride and diminish the work that 80's Hard Rock musicians did to bring some joy to the world. I'd ask all of you to please refrain from using the term, instead the terms "Melodic Rock" or the aforementioned "80's Hard Rock" are acceptable. As a fan and a musician I thank you.


Yeah, good luck with that, it'll go over as well as trying to eliminate CHUG as a term amongst this fandom despite its actual racist meaning.

Also, the actual statement in Rolling Stone derided the bands as "hair farmers", the public actually came up with the term hair bands due to it.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579466)
Posted by TheVenocWarlord on June 4th, 2014 @ 4:20pm CDT
Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! I don't want it, but it's still hilarious! :D

War for Cybertron Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave and Fall of Cybertron Jazz have been repainted, given hair (yes hair), and paired with Transformers: Animated Ratbat and Laserbeak to form the metal band Knights of Unicron!


Hey now, that's mislabeled. That's Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579467)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 4th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, before I give my opinions there's something I need to say, the term "Hair Metal" is derogatory slur created by Rolling Stone magazine and the Alternative music scene to deride and diminish the work that 80's Hard Rock musicians did to bring some joy to the world. I'd ask all of you to please refrain from using the term, instead the terms "Melodic Rock" or the aforementioned "80's Hard Rock" are acceptable. As a fan and a musician I thank you.


Yeah, good luck with that, it'll go over as well as trying to eliminate CHUG as a term amongst this fandom despite its actual racist meaning.

What? I agree CHUG is a stupid anagram, but how is it racist? I mean it looks like chug, as in chugging drinks at the pup. But I fail to see how that could be racist? Or does it have another meaning besides drinking where you live?


philswitch engage wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Image

One of them should have been based on him.

God this set is amazing. First SDCC set I actually want. :lol:


You could use WFC starscream with the cockpit (no pun intended) reflect the double deep V

lol, if only they did that XD

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, before I give my opinions there's something I need to say, the term "Hair Metal" is derogatory slur created by Rolling Stone magazine and the Alternative music scene to deride and diminish the work that 80's Hard Rock musicians did to bring some joy to the world. I'd ask all of you to please refrain from using the term, instead the terms "Melodic Rock" or the aforementioned "80's Hard Rock" are acceptable. As a fan and a musician I thank you.

Wow, never knew that. So this means that every time someone asked me that that awesome music was I was listening to, I was insulting it. :BOOM:


Damn, just realized, this was the perfect opportunity for using Music Label Soundwave, with an SD featuring a joke recording by the band, or generic crowd sounds.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579469)
Posted by Samsonator on June 4th, 2014 @ 4:35pm CDT
This is the most metal thing ever... and I want it.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579471)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 4th, 2014 @ 4:54pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, before I give my opinions there's something I need to say, the term "Hair Metal" is derogatory slur created by Rolling Stone magazine and the Alternative music scene to deride and diminish the work that 80's Hard Rock musicians did to bring some joy to the world. I'd ask all of you to please refrain from using the term, instead the terms "Melodic Rock" or the aforementioned "80's Hard Rock" are acceptable. As a fan and a musician I thank you.


Yeah, good luck with that, it'll go over as well as trying to eliminate CHUG as a term amongst this fandom despite its actual racist meaning.

What? I agree CHUG is a stupid anagram, but how is it racist? I mean it looks like chug, as in chugging drinks at the pup. But I fail to see how that could be racist? Or does it have another meaning besides drinking where you?


It's also used as a derogatory term for Native Americans.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579472)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 4th, 2014 @ 4:58pm CDT
I want this, if only for the novelty value (and because Animated Laserbeak is one of the best accessories ever.)
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579473)
Posted by ChrisRiss on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:ALL MY WANT.

I will stalk HTS to pick this up.


No stalking required. It'll be available for months (or years) to come, and will end up on clearance sooner or later.


It's a little sad that you don't think this is going to sell super fast, because I have no doubt that it will. Who woulda guessed that there would be a large amount of crossover between people who grew up in the 80s and listened to this music, and Transformer fans.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579475)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CDT
ChrisRiss wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:ALL MY WANT.

I will stalk HTS to pick this up.


No stalking required. It'll be available for months (or years) to come, and will end up on clearance sooner or later.


It's a little sad that you don't think this is going to sell super fast, because I have no doubt that it will. Who woulda guessed that there would be a large amount of crossover between people who grew up in the 80s and listened to this music, and Transformer fans.


I'm with you, I think this'll go really quick. There's a lot of 80's nostalgia out there, doubly so with Transformers. It really seems only the internet TF fans hate it, everyone I've shown it to thinks it's hilariously awesome, TF fan or not.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579476)
Posted by Anonymous. on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
Brutal. Those two FoC molds were shelfwarmers, I bet if you alcohol wipe or scrape off their paint, you'll have the original toy colors underneath.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579477)
Posted by Mkall on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CDT
THIS ISN'T WHAT I MEANT BY ROCK LORDS HASBRO!!!!!!
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579482)
Posted by megatronus on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CDT
Mkall!!!

That's FOC Prime... not WFC. ;)




On another note - I have no idea how I should be feeling about this. No. Idea. :BOOM:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579494)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:14pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:So is this supposed to just represent generic 80s hair bands or someone in particular for each figure?

I bought the little Linkin Park figures for the Linkin Park Soundwave set for the gallery and I'd like to do something similar for this set if I can find some Action Figures or toys that are what these are representing.

some of the old Warhammer 40k Slaanesh Noise Marines would be quite similar.

I know everyone's saying Ultimate Warrior for Prime, but the red and silver pattern and the heart symbol make me think of Shawn Michaels.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579495)
Posted by lupinesithlord on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:18pm CDT
Goodness help me I kinda want it...
not for $184....
head hurts
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579498)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CDT
I don't know what to feel. One side of me says, "This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen, what were they thinking?", but the other side says, "This is the most ridiculously awesome thing I've ever seen, what was I thinking?".

I'm a very conflicted individual.

Mkall wrote:THIS ISN'T WHAT I MEANT BY ROCK LORDS HASBRO!!!!!!


I legitimately couldn't stop laughing for five minutes straight. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579501)
Posted by ausbot on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:43pm CDT
I like that as its the 30th anniversary they are using the unused Rockformers concept from the 80's 90's.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579502)
Posted by liokaiser31 on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
well all I can say is we can't blame fun pub for these exclusives
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579505)
Posted by dedcat on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:51pm CDT
Once you get over the knee-jerk reaction and see it for what it is, (a fun convention exclusive) the set begins to grow on you... even if it is completely stupid.

It's still more dignified than anything Michael Bay has ever done, at any rate.
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579506)
Posted by Seibertron on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:56pm CDT
My thoughts on this ...

Hopefully we don't look back at this and determine that this is when Transformers officially jumped the shark.

Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579511)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 4th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
I want it! I need it! I must have this!!
I would actually consider selling a body part to get this. Maybe not one of my own but I'd sacrifice some poor schmuck to get my hands on this set. :twisted:

I've seen some half-hearted attempts at cool, exclusive sets. I've seen some downright hideous attempts that fail at whatever attempt at coolness they may have been trying for but this... this is over the top. This is the "go big or go home" attempt at outlandish and they nailed it! And I absolutely love this set just for that fact!! :P
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579519)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 4th, 2014 @ 7:59pm CDT
Oh Primus, I've never loved and hated a set so much :BOOM:
Re: SDCC 2014 Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band (1579525)
Posted by Siger on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:25pm CDT
WHAT unholy hell is this? :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: I know they got tons of unwanted optimus and jazz figures but must they destroy Megatron and Soundwave as well? :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :-x :-x :-x :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

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