Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 9:15PM CST

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Well, what a weekend that was, eh? Everything from Age Of Extinction to Rescue Bots and everything in between! Some good stuff is coming our way this year, and there's a little bit of something for everyone.

Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, this is your year! From G1 homages in Generations, to Optimus Prime riding a dinosaur (RIDING A DINOSAUR!) there's a lot of fun in store for the 30th anniversary of our favorite franchise. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate it throughout the year.

But, for now, we'll just leave you with a tidy bundling of the events and round out this news post with updated galleries from Age Of Extinction and Construct Bots.

To recap:

Kre-O

Hero Mashers And Battle Masters

For the first time ever Death's Head!

Generations

Age Of Extinction

Rescue Bots And Mr. Potato Head

Transformers Rise Of The Dark Spark

And...

Misc. Including My Little Pony, Star Wars and more

Onto the galleries mentioned earlier:

Age Of Extinction Construct BotsTransformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Age Of Extinction (Main line)Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

And finishing with the new packaging shots:

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

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Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551915)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on February 18th, 2014 @ 10:35pm CST
Am I the only one mildly disturbed by the fact that Construct-Bots Drift is the only version of him with the right colors? Yeah, I love those mini guys that can ride the dinobots. I can't wait to get my hands on them. Love the new packaging. Between the Masterpieces, Platinum Edition, and Age of Extinction their packaging is looking a lot better than it has been from the last couple of years. Happy 30th anniversary! Here's to another great 30 years!
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Posted by Mindmaster on February 18th, 2014 @ 10:37pm CST
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Am I the only one mildly disturbed by the fact that Construct-Bots Drift is the only version of him with the right colors?


Good, I thought I was the only one testifying about Drift's befuddling deco on a majority of his toys.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551920)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 18th, 2014 @ 10:53pm CST
Hasbro finally swayed me. The proto at NYCC was awful, and while this one at Toy Fair isn't perfect, the production figure is certainly far better than I expected. (I think a lot of people will admit it's at least better than what was shown at NYCC.)

The "skirt" pieces having movement and folding tighter against the sides instead of being a straight up shellformer is great. I'm still not a fan of the backpack. I think they could've folded it down a bit more at the very least. Like swivel the wheels in and push the gas tanks up a bit. While that won't get rid of the backpack, it would certainly cut down on it a good deal.

Still, I'm impressed. I'll buy it. It's definitely leaps and bounds better than the First Edition crap fest. Good grief.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551927)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 18th, 2014 @ 11:35pm CST
Those package bios are reeaaaally boring.


Sabrblade wrote:http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Toy_Fair_2014

Read thru this, a few thoughts:
- There's a ridiculous amount of Autobots in the AoE line, and very few Decepticons.
- Kre-O becoming a TRU exclusive makes me sad.
- The number of dinosaur-related product is obscene. Kinda surprised they went with it after all the dragons (which are sort of like dinosaurs) last year... yet we couldn't get all the Constructicons during RotF for whatever reasons.
- Kre-O TRU exclusive in the US, no more Beast Hunters in the US, combined with how other recent lines went (i.e. not in the US, but everywhere else) I think we Americans finally have a counter to "but it's so much more expensive here!" ;)
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551928)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 18th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:no more Beast Hunters in the US, combined with how other recent lines went (i.e. not in the US, but everywhere else) I think we Americans finally have a counter to "but it's so much more expensive here!" ;)


Whoa, whoa, whoa. This part is not true. Beast Hunters is not canceled and no other lines have been canceled, either. The Generations Legends are still coming and Beast Hunters are still active in Wal*Mart's computer system.

Please read the news headlines for more information.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551929)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on February 18th, 2014 @ 11:44pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:Hasbro finally swayed me. The proto at NYCC was awful, and while this one at Toy Fair isn't perfect, the production figure is certainly far better than I expected. (I think a lot of people will admit it's at least better than what was shown at NYCC.)

The "skirt" pieces having movement and folding tighter against the sides instead of being a straight up shellformer is great. I'm still not a fan of the backpack. I think they could've folded it down a bit more at the very least. Like swivel the wheels in and push the gas tanks up a bit. While that won't get rid of the backpack, it would certainly cut down on it a good deal.

Still, I'm impressed. I'll buy it. It's definitely leaps and bounds better than the First Edition crap fest. Good grief.


Oh yeah because "accuracy" is always crap right? Honestly I cant see why people hate the First Edition so much. I bought it and other than the backpack and lack of articulation, the figure is awesome. The detailing of the plastic is much much more better than any Masterpiece I bought(And certainly much better than this Leader class figure), the paint apps look much better than the Leader class and honestly even the robot mode proportions look much better. The chroming looks much better than the plain silver and the head sculpt is just pure awesomeness

And yet here you are claiming that the First Edition figure is "Crap fest" and that the Leader class is "Leaps and bounds better". Please go check your eyesight sir or perhaps it's a brain issue? Just go see a doctor. Honestly speaking.

Fans are just haters I guess. Here Hasbro is trying to make a Movieverse figure look as accurate as possible to the actual on-screen Optimus Prime and of course fans still hate them because of the backpack =_=... I guess they just dont realize how hard it is to make a Movieverse figure look as accurate as possible.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551930)
Posted by 0ptimu5_prim3 on February 18th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CST
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551932)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 18th, 2014 @ 11:56pm CST
CrimsonPrime wrote:Oh yeah because "accuracy" is always crap right? Honestly I cant see why people hate the First Edition so much. I bought it and other than the backpack and lack of articulation, the figure is awesome. The detailing of the plastic is much much more better than any Masterpiece I bought(And certainly much better than this Leader class figure), the paint apps look much better than the Leader class and honestly even the robot mode proportions look much better. The chroming looks much better than the plain silver and the head sculpt is just pure awesomeness


Taking my opinion personally? Alrighty, then. (Not sure why, but... *shrugs*)
I fail to see how the First Edition is so accurate. Neither the main line figure or the First Edition are completely accurate. Both have ridiculous amount of backpack.

CrimsonPrime wrote:And yet here you are claiming that the First Edition figure is "Crap fest" and that the Leader class is "Leaps and bounds better". Please go check your eyesight sir or perhaps it's a brain issue? Just go see a doctor. Honestly speaking.


Getting real personal, now. Again, not sure why. It's certainly not necessary, nor is it welcome here. "How To Win Friends And Influence People" is a real book, find it and read it, learn from it. There's no need to be rude and offensive whilst offering your opinion on a product. Getting personal over an action figure, especially when a post wasn't aimed at you, is for lack of a better word, ridiculous.

As for it being a crap fest, I go by what others have experienced first hand:

- Hollow feeling and very light weight.
- Chrome rubbing off and fading.
- Weapons aren't always painted, and it's pretty much a game of chance to end up with painted ones as many people have come forward to complain about their weapons lacking paint apps. To the point that Amazon has begun reviewing the figure and pulled the regular packaging version from sale as of right now. Only their frustration free packaging version is available. (which makes no sense to me, since it's only the packaging that's changed, not the figure or it's accessories inside.)

I've heard several people, including a respected TF reviewer say it's not worth the money. With complaints that are legit, I've seen a specimen where the chrome rubbed off, and multiple cases of this all happening, why would I find it to be a superior figure? I might as well save $15-20.00 and buy a slightly more intricate version of the character, with less chrome to worry about!

CrimsonPrime wrote:Fans are just haters I guess. Here Hasbro is trying to make a Movieverse figure look as accurate as possible to the actual on-screen Optimus Prime and of course fans still hate them because of the backpack =_=... I guess they just dont realize how hard it is to make a Movieverse figure look as accurate as possible.


It's unfair to assume that all fans are "haters" blanket assumptions like that are offensive and can lead to problems. Please don't use labels when speaking of others, nor should you speak for them. You wouldn't like it if they did it to you, don't do it to them.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551960)
Posted by User897 on February 19th, 2014 @ 4:31am CST
You hit the proverbial nail right on the head, Autobot032. Thanks for posting that.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1551981)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 19th, 2014 @ 7:43am CST
0ptimu5_prim3 wrote:Someone saw this about Galvatron dead?

https://twitter.com/0ptimu5_prim3/status/435941784569401344/photo/1/large
The link is dead.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1552044)
Posted by 0ptimu5_prim3 on February 19th, 2014 @ 11:50am CST
Here is

Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1552048)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 19th, 2014 @ 12:01pm CST
Well, based on one crummy screengrab and a suspended twitter account, it's obvious that Galvatron is dead. It's not like Transformers ever APPEAR to be dead but then get revived or brought back somehow. There's no precedent for that, right?

>:oP
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1552050)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 19th, 2014 @ 12:05pm CST
Could be that Galvy's dead there.
Could be that Optimus got shot right before he could deal the final blow.
Could be a generic that reuses Galvy's foot (a bunch reuse Blackout's head, for example).
Could be a lot of things.

On the other hand, the ads for DotM did blatantly show Starscream and Shockwave's deaths, so I wouldn't be that surprised if they're doing the same with Galvatron.



Autobot032 wrote:Whoa, whoa, whoa. This part is not true. Beast Hunters is not canceled and no other lines have been canceled, either. The Generations Legends are still coming and Beast Hunters are still active in Wal*Mart's computer system.

Please read the news headlines for more information.

I'll believe it when I see them in stores.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1552052)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 19th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:


Autobot032 wrote:Whoa, whoa, whoa. This part is not true. Beast Hunters is not canceled and no other lines have been canceled, either. The Generations Legends are still coming and Beast Hunters are still active in Wal*Mart's computer system.

Please read the news headlines for more information.

I'll believe it when I see them in stores.


Me too. There have been waves in the past that weren't officially canceled, but simply never showed up in stores. Especially later waves at the end of lines, which stores never order because they have no room on the shelves that are filled with unsold figures from the early waves. Sometimes they're not "officially" cancelled, but if they only show up in a few stores and most people can't find them, then it's effectively the same as being cancelled.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 19th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:


Autobot032 wrote:Whoa, whoa, whoa. This part is not true. Beast Hunters is not canceled and no other lines have been canceled, either. The Generations Legends are still coming and Beast Hunters are still active in Wal*Mart's computer system.

Please read the news headlines for more information.

I'll believe it when I see them in stores.


Me too. There have been waves in the past that weren't officially canceled, but simply never showed up in stores. Especially later waves at the end of lines, which stores never order because they have no room on the shelves that are filled with unsold figures from the early waves. Sometimes they're not "officially" cancelled, but if they only show up in a few stores and most people can't find them, then it's effectively the same as being cancelled.


For all it's worth, Hasbro has said the latest wave of Generations Legends was under-ordered by retailers, and Beast Hunters seems to be biting the dust when it comes to the Deluxes and Cyberverse Classes. Hasbro is looking into a second run of Swerve and Cosmos, while investigating other venues for Beast Hunters.

That would mean they're not canceled, but merely postponed until deals have been finalised.
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1552056)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 19th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CST
i do like the AoE packaging but the toys suck, either the figure is good but theres no paint or the paint is good & the figure sucks. I hate yhr movies but ive always found at least one figure that was good, doesnt look like that this time around. Just have to wait & see what the next waves offer. Was there any talk on pricing? I dont see anything on the displays talking about release date or price points. Also have we found out yet who that silver cabover is? My money is on galvatron
Re: Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up, Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction (1552057)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 19th, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:

For all it's worth, Hasbro has said the latest wave of Generations Legends was under-ordered by retailers


The numerous Generations Legends warming the pegs at every store in my area seem to suggest otherwise.

If their only concern is that retailers won't order enough, then why not just sell them through HTS.com?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 19th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:

For all it's worth, Hasbro has said the latest wave of Generations Legends was under-ordered by retailers


The numerous Generations Legends warming the pegs at every store in my area seem to suggest otherwise.

If their only concern is that retailers won't order enough, then why not just sell them through HTS.com?


The latest wave meaning Cosmos and Swerve. If the wave before doesn't move, well, no need to order more, right?
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Posted by GuyIncognito on February 19th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
The latest wave meaning Cosmos and Swerve. If the wave before doesn't move, well, no need to order more, right?



Either way, the result is the same. Whether it's because retailers didn't order the early waves (no demand) or because they ordered too much of the early waves (no shelf space), there's often some reason for Hasbro to not release the later waves and for stores not to order them. That's why we shouldn't count on these Gen Legends ever coming out.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 19th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
The latest wave meaning Cosmos and Swerve. If the wave before doesn't move, well, no need to order more, right?



Either way, the result is the same. Whether it's because retailers didn't order the early waves (no demand) or because they ordered too much of the early waves (no shelf space), there's often some reason for Hasbro to not release the later waves and for stores not to order them. That's why we shouldn't count on these Gen Legends ever coming out.


At least not for the time being. Maybe at the end of the year we'll see special discounted versions at TJ Maxx and Five Below :lol:

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