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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 3:08PM CDT

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From the Deals Direct YouTube channel we have the new commercial for the Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee. Check out the embedded video belowP

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589530)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 10th, 2014 @ 3:12pm CDT
It looks like an oversized version of One-Step Drift, except made to look like Bumblebee.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589551)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on July 10th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
EDIT- never mind, brain fart.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589562)
Posted by megatronus on July 10th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
robotmel wrote:As I still dont own an official Classics Voyager Op, this may well end up in my collection as I like both figures offered in this 2-pac Yo! :lol:

I know, right? Both figures look awesome.

I'm a tad worried about the chromed hips though; might be hard to find a good set.

I'm also waiting on Cloud Prime to go on clearance so I can get a nice low key OP... I doubt that thing is going to sell out for $90-$100 a pop. Not with so many other options out there.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589574)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 10th, 2014 @ 5:20pm CDT
Mega Bumblebee has a spring launcher so it's a bit different. If I can make a guess I would say a lot of those Platinum/Evolution sets won't hit most shelves until closer to the holidays/home release time. Keep in mind most of those figures are on the shelves now and will be for a long time so even a store like TRU wouldn't want a whole isle of the same hunk of plastic over and over.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589584)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CDT
Well, the Grimlock, Strafe, and Slug Evolution 2-Packs are at least out as of at least last month.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589596)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 10th, 2014 @ 7:05pm CDT
Had to drive 3 states away to find Strafe. My Toys R Us used to have a bunch of them, and I saw a bunch at a Walmart a few weeks ago, but I went back to all those places, and none of them had him. I went to the closest place I could find that had him.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589622)
Posted by TransformersFan89 on July 10th, 2014 @ 9:12pm CDT
Ok cool thanks JelZe GoldRabbit and ScottyP! I don't suppose there's any word on a deluxe Stinger or maybe a leader Galvatron is there?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589624)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2014 @ 9:15pm CDT
TransformersFan89 wrote:Ok cool thanks JelZe GoldRabbit and ScottyP! I don't suppose there's any word on a deluxe Stinger or maybe a leader Galvatron is there?
Nope. No word at BotCon.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589651)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 11th, 2014 @ 12:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
TransformersFan89 wrote:Ok cool thanks JelZe GoldRabbit and ScottyP! I don't suppose there's any word on a deluxe Stinger or maybe a leader Galvatron is there?
Nope. No word at BotCon.


We might get something at San Diego Comic Con this year, but as of yet, nada.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589664)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on July 11th, 2014 @ 1:23am CDT
That is one helluva awesome looking figure. That gun should attach on his face, though, if not that sucks, big time.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589667)
Posted by BeastProwl on July 11th, 2014 @ 1:45am CDT
Only figures I have so far are Crosshairs, Scorn, and Drift. Surprisingly little complaints. I just got Drift, and boy is he tons of fun. So many nice tight joints and a simple yet effective transformation. He doesn't deserve all the hate. He's a Samurai Bughatti for christ's sake, what's not to love?

I mean, I love robot Samurai too though, and reminds me quite a bit of some incarnation of Yoshimitsu so I'm really tempted to make him commit seppuku but that's just messed up, what is wrong with me?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589840)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 11th, 2014 @ 6:06pm CDT
The behemoth Stomp & Chomp Grimlock is available to order at ToysRUs.com for $79.99. Click here to see the order page.

You can also get him at HasbroToyShop.com for $79.99 or Kre-O Dinofire Grimlock for $39.99. Below are our in-hand images of both items.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589845)
Posted by STngAR on July 11th, 2014 @ 6:19pm CDT
Really can't see spending 80 bucks for that


:MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589847)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on July 11th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CDT
Kre-O Dinofire Grimlock?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589852)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 11th, 2014 @ 6:33pm CDT
STngAR wrote:Really can't see spending 80 bucks for that


:MAXIMAL:

I know. It looks cheap. If I had to give it a price, I'd say $29.99. But as time goes on, things will get more expensive. Soon, a gallon of gas could cost $20. I hope gas companies won't raise the price after the making of this post.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589907)
Posted by megatronus on July 12th, 2014 @ 1:07am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
STngAR wrote:Really can't see spending 80 bucks for that


:MAXIMAL:

I know. It looks cheap. If I had to give it a price, I'd say $29.99. But as time goes on, things will get more expensive. Soon, a gallon of gas could cost $20. I hope gas companies won't raise the price after the making of this post.

I don't care how good the joke is (and this one wasn't spectacular)... text never needs to be that small.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589950)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 12th, 2014 @ 8:12am CDT
megatronus wrote:I don't care how good the joke is (and this one wasn't spectacular)... text never needs to be that small.

I wasn't trying to joke.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589979)
Posted by El Duque on July 12th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
We have new official images of Takara Tomy's Transformers: Age of Extinction Dual Model Kit (DMK03) Optimus Prime via Amazon Japan. The kit looks quite impressive and offers a very screen accurate and articulated version of the latest incarnation of Optimus Prime. Check him out in the series of images mirrored below:

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1589988)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 12th, 2014 @ 12:03pm CDT
...Dayum. That looks pretty sweet. But seeing that, I think it's safe to say that expecting an accurate transforming version of this design is kinda unfair. I mean, by the looks of things this transformation defies the laws of physics. There's no way they could make an even remotely accurate version without major partsforming. And you all know what I think of partsforming.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590008)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 12th, 2014 @ 12:53pm CDT
Looks great. What's with all the silver though? Is that supposed to be the silver knight Optimus? I'm assuming that idea got dumped at the last minute, because in the film I didn't notice any change in color on him. Unless it's just really subtle.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590030)
Posted by TransformersFan89 on July 12th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
Ok thanks! Do you think we'll be seeing any human alliance figures for Age Of Extinction?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590059)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 12th, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:...Dayum. That looks pretty sweet. But seeing that, I think it's safe to say that expecting an accurate transforming version of this design is kinda unfair. I mean, by the looks of things this transformation defies the laws of physics. There's no way they could make an even remotely accurate version without major partsforming. And you all know what I think of partsforming.


And THAT'S why I don't really care for this knight design for Optimus. It's neat and all, but it's impossible for designers to work around that in ways that aren't bulky awkward shell-forming. There's really nothing to indicate that he's a truck outside of the smokestacks, so he's near unidentifiable as a Transformer.

Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590096)
Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2014 @ 4:45pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.


I am really looking forward to owning EM Prime then. I am simply waiting for that Evolution 2 pack to come out since I dont have either of those molds yet (looks like it will be in a while).
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590127)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 12th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:...Dayum. That looks pretty sweet. But seeing that, I think it's safe to say that expecting an accurate transforming version of this design is kinda unfair. I mean, by the looks of things this transformation defies the laws of physics. There's no way they could make an even remotely accurate version without major partsforming. And you all know what I think of partsforming.


And THAT'S why I don't really care for this knight design for Optimus. It's neat and all, but it's impossible for designers to work around that in ways that aren't bulky awkward shell-forming. There's really nothing to indicate that he's a truck outside of the smokestacks, so he's near unidentifiable as a Transformer.

Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.


Indeed. I do tip my hat to the designers for trying to make the design unusual, refreshing and not obviously an upscaled and heavily detailed toy, but it is a pain for those of us who want a decent figure of it. Granted, the increased simplification of the AoE line doesn't help (at least with the very large toys; the Deluxes and some of the Voyagers look same as usual) but really, I doubt even Studio Half-Eye could make an accurate transforming version of that (although I wouldn't put it past them considering they made "perfect transforming" versions of Gunbuster and Gurren Lagann).

On the plus side, this could help push forward the toy engineering/mech designing arts, so to speak. For a similar example, look at Evangelion; the lithe, organic designs were considered too difficult to render in toy form and thus Gainax were bombarded with requests to make them more toyetic. However, Gainax refused to give on the designs, and the series went on to basically rewrite the rules of anime. Plus, they eventually got a toy contract with Sega and several years later there are now lots of good Evangelion figures. So, Eva and its radical designs changed not only the anime industry, but the toy industry too.

Not that the live-action Transformers movies are up to par with Eva of course, but you get what I mean.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590128)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 12th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:
Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.


I am really looking forward to owning EM Prime then. I am simply waiting for that Evolution 2 pack to come out since I dont have either of those molds yet (looks like it will be in a while).


Seems to be the right way to go. I haven't even considered the leader class, mainly because it's to pricey to be a big, kibble strewn mess.

Moreover, once again at that size Optimus doesn't have anyone to challenge him at that size. Galvatron is a shell-forming voyager and Lockdown (the PRIMARY antagonist of the movie) is a tiny deluxe. And it's not even like the other Lockdown toys where he unfolds to be taller than a voyager.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590142)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 12th, 2014 @ 5:42pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:...Dayum. That looks pretty sweet. But seeing that, I think it's safe to say that expecting an accurate transforming version of this design is kinda unfair. I mean, by the looks of things this transformation defies the laws of physics. There's no way they could make an even remotely accurate version without major partsforming. And you all know what I think of partsforming.


And THAT'S why I don't really care for this knight design for Optimus. It's neat and all, but it's impossible for designers to work around that in ways that aren't bulky awkward shell-forming. There's really nothing to indicate that he's a truck outside of the smokestacks, so he's near unidentifiable as a Transformer.

Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.


Indeed. I do tip my hat to the designers for trying to make the design unusual, refreshing and not obviously an upscaled and heavily detailed toy, but it is a pain for those of us who want a decent figure of it. Granted, the increased simplification of the AoE line doesn't help (at least with the very large toys; the Deluxes and some of the Voyagers look same as usual) but really, I doubt even Studio Half-Eye could make an accurate transforming version of that (although I wouldn't put it past them considering they made "perfect transforming" versions of Gunbuster and Gurren Lagann).

On the plus side, this could help push forward the toy engineering/mech designing arts, so to speak. For a similar example, look at Evangelion; the lithe, organic designs were considered too difficult to render in toy form and thus Gainax were bombarded with requests to make them more toyetic. However, Gainax refused to give on the designs, and the series went on to basically rewrite the rules of anime. Plus, they eventually got a toy contract with Sega and several years later there are now lots of good Evangelion figures. So, Eva and its radical designs changed not only the anime industry, but the toy industry too.

Not that the live-action Transformers movies are up to par with Eva of course, but you get what I mean.


I see your point. However, the main difference here is that the Eva (to my knowledge) do not transform, and have the luxury of having more lithe forms with ball joints.

Now, I'm not saying that they have to transform to be Transformers toys. I'm aware of Action Masters, Pretenders, Revoltech, Robot Heroes and those God awful plastic bricks they make now a days. I'm just saying that Optimus Prime's knight-mode model was never meant to logically become a truck, just a sleek robot. While this is perfectly serviceable with these Dual Models, it has made every other toy that has had to transform be a cluttered, back-heavy kibbled mess that is about as far removed from the screen design as possible. If a screen-accurate transformable toy did exist, such a thing would be Metroplex-scaled, break apart into dozens if not hundreds of panels and hinges, and would be a price point that not even Fansproject would be willing to commit to.

This might be the wrong place to talk about engineering aesthetics, but it's been a pet peeve about this "knight" design for me for a long while now.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590268)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on July 13th, 2014 @ 4:24am CDT
Shuttershock wrote:Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.

What's really impressive is it's so simple, he basically turns inside-out. Hound even transforms in a similar way. I don't know why they didn't take that approach with leader Optimus and Galvatron.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590392)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 13th, 2014 @ 3:17pm CDT
I find it weird that the $10 One Step Changer and $12 Power Battler versions of Optimus both have more cohesive robot modes and less kibble than the $40-50 Leader Class figure.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590403)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 13th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.

What's really impressive is it's so simple, he basically turns inside-out. Hound even transforms in a similar way. I don't know why they didn't take that approach with leader Optimus and Galvatron.


That's what annoys me even more about Galvatron's design. In the film (spoilers), he "transforms" by basically dematerializing into cubes and reforming as a robot, meaning that absolutely NO care has to be put into parts from vehicle mode fitting in. Because of this, they've just had to make him a shell-former with a semi-backpack.

In short, the movie designs and sensibilities are hindering the engineering of the toys.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590441)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:Credit where credit's due, EM Optimus is an engineering marvel. True, his arms might be a little skinny, but his robot mode is condensed, tight and impressively poseable.

What's really impressive is it's so simple, he basically turns inside-out. Hound even transforms in a similar way. I don't know why they didn't take that approach with leader Optimus and Galvatron.


That's what annoys me even more about Galvatron's design. In the film (spoilers), he "transforms" by basically dematerializing into cubes and reforming as a robot, meaning that absolutely NO care has to be put into parts from vehicle mode fitting in. Because of this, they've just had to make him a shell-former with a semi-backpack.

In short, the movie designs and sensibilities are hindering the engineering of the toys.


A lot of that has to do with the fact that Hasbro is basically made to sit in a corner while Paramount handles most of the movie stuff. I really think Hasbro needs to step up and insist that the movie designers work alongside the toy designers.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590444)
Posted by Convoy on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:09pm CDT
I suspect the reason for having so little screentime for the robots in the previous movies is due to their "unrealistic" nature. I also suspect that this is why we see "melting" transformation, it's cheaper. By saving money on animating the very complex conversions on screen they were able to get more robots more screentime. If they had made blocky robots with a feasible transform they would have saved oodles of moola on the polygons alone.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590567)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 14th, 2014 @ 1:32am CDT
What I don't understand is this: How is coordinating thousands of tiny cubes to coalesce into a humanoid form "cheaper" than what we've seen for the past 3 movies?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590570)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 14th, 2014 @ 2:03am CDT
Metro Prime wrote:What I don't understand is this: How is coordinating thousands of tiny cubes to coalesce into a humanoid form "cheaper" than what we've seen for the past 3 movies?



Hard to say. It seems like the cube thing would be a difficult but programmable particle-like effect, as opposed to having to take the time to figure out how car parts shift into place. Movie Galvatron has no visible truck parts because he digitizes, which to me cheapens the transforming aspect of this movie even more.

I get the feeling that the people designing the robots don't have a sense of engineering with their designs. It seems like they are just shown cars, told to draw robots and then leave it to Hasbro to sort out how one becomes the other.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590599)
Posted by Convoy on July 14th, 2014 @ 6:17am CDT
As a side note: You don't see Skids and Mudflap transform behind a curtain because it "looks cool". You don't see Drift transform behind a building because it "looks cool". You don't see a bunch of Transformers transform because the camera is zoomed all the way in on the knee or the shoulder during conversion. It can't look cool because you can't even see it.
These are cost saving measures.

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:A lot of that has to do with the fact that Hasbro is basically made to sit in a corner while Paramount handles most of the movie stuff. I really think Hasbro needs to step up and insist that the movie designers work alongside the toy designers.


I'm a little surprised I'm only just now learning that Hasbro takes a back seat when it comes to the movies. In every other iteration I know of the fiction is based on the product with the exception of the non toy based characters.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590609)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 14th, 2014 @ 7:50am CDT
Metro Prime wrote:What I don't understand is this: How is coordinating thousands of tiny cubes to coalesce into a humanoid form "cheaper" than what we've seen for the past 3 movies?

Both methods of transformation involve thousands of tiny little pieces moving everywhere. With "real" Transformers, you need to individualize the parts (i.e. gears, springs, pistons, etc. for each and every bot) and to make sure they all move in a believable fashion. With the KSI bots, you only need one actual model for everyone's parts (i.e. a cube) and they don't really need to worry about believability as much. It's still hard work, no doubt, but it probably takes only a fraction of the time/effort.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590648)
Posted by 1PrimeProductions on July 14th, 2014 @ 11:26am CDT
The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590690)
Posted by Convoy on July 14th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
1PrimeProductions wrote:The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.


I understand that they explained the cost saving measures with "plot".
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590717)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:17pm CDT
1PrimeProductions wrote:The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.
According to what source?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590720)
Posted by 1PrimeProductions on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.
According to what source?


If you think about it, it makes sense. The humans just started building transformers and it's very unlikely they knew exactly what they were doing.

After all, Megatron was able to take full control of his new body and the drones without anyone knowing. Also, when Joshua was showing that girl transformium, it didn't transform either. It "cubeformed" into other objects.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590724)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CDT
1PrimeProductions wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.
According to what source?


If you think about it, it makes sense. The humans just started building transformers and it's very unlikely they knew exactly what they were doing. After all, Megatron was able to take full control of his new body and the drones without anyone knowing. Also, when Joshua was showing that girl transformium, it didn't transform either. It "cubeformed" into other objects.
My post was in response to your phrasing it like a confirmed fact, rather than as speculation.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590756)
Posted by 1PrimeProductions on July 14th, 2014 @ 6:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.
According to what source?


If you think about it, it makes sense. The humans just started building transformers and it's very unlikely they knew exactly what they were doing. After all, Megatron was able to take full control of his new body and the drones without anyone knowing. Also, when Joshua was showing that girl transformium, it didn't transform either. It "cubeformed" into other objects.
My post was in response to your phrasing it like a confirmed fact, rather than as speculation.

It may not have been DIRECTLY said by any character in AoE, but once again look at the scene with Joshua and that girl when he was showing her the transformium. It reacted the same way when it changed from thing to thing.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590774)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 8:25pm CDT
1PrimeProductions wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:The reasoning for the "cubified transformations" was to show that KSI really didn't fully understand the transformers technology.
According to what source?


If you think about it, it makes sense. The humans just started building transformers and it's very unlikely they knew exactly what they were doing. After all, Megatron was able to take full control of his new body and the drones without anyone knowing. Also, when Joshua was showing that girl transformium, it didn't transform either. It "cubeformed" into other objects.
My post was in response to your phrasing it like a confirmed fact, rather than as speculation.

It may not have been DIRECTLY said by any character in AoE, but once again look at the scene with Joshua and that girl when he was showing her the transformium. It reacted the same way when it changed from thing to thing.
Still, that's just your interpretation, one of many, not official.

Not saying it's "wrong", just that it's a guess.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590859)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:34am CDT
Today we have a sighting for you, by Seibertron member Starscream.

The newly released Transformers themed Mr. Potato Head toys are available at Family Dollar, and for the low price of $5.00 each! The store was located in the Chicago area, so if the midwest is having these show up, they should be coastal soon, if not now.

The assortment he saw consisted of Optimus, Bumblebee and Grimlock. He also provided visual proof below:

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If you find these or any new toys, please post your sightings here and help your fellow collector/fan out!

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590881)
Posted by Optimizzy on July 15th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
dang. I saw these at my local family dollar a few months ago. I thought it was old stuff or else I would have reported it :P
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590945)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 15th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
My theory is that what the humans are creating aren't really Transformers; they're just blobs of Cybertronian metal programmed to vaguely resemble them. It's like making a Transformer out of Play-Doh. There's no panels shifting or anything because the entire robot just gets "molded" into a different form.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590958)
Posted by megatronus on July 15th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:My theory is that what the humans are creating aren't really Transformers; they're just blobs of Cybertronian metal programmed to vaguely resemble them. It's like making a Transformer out of Play-Doh. There's no panels shifting or anything because the entire robot just gets "molded" into a different form.

Wouldn't straight up T2-style transmutation be more technologically advanced than transformation?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1590992)
Posted by 1PrimeProductions on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:My theory is that what the humans are creating aren't really Transformers; they're just blobs of Cybertronian metal programmed to vaguely resemble them. It's like making a Transformer out of Play-Doh. There's no panels shifting or anything because the entire robot just gets "molded" into a different form.


That's a pretty good theory. Makes a lot of sense especially since the transformium was programmable. Does anyone think that perhaps the transformium wasn't exactly "pure transformium?" I only say this because of the fact it didn't transform, but cubeformed.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1591036)
Posted by El Duque on July 15th, 2014 @ 7:57pm CDT
eToysJapan has listed two new Transformers: Age of Extinction Platinum Editions sets. The first is an Optimus Prime with Trailer and bonus figure rumored to be Stinger. The second is a set of all five Dinobots rumored to have new darker colored decos. Each set is scheduled for release in October. Unfortunately the pre-orders only have silhouettes, but you can check them out below:


ransformers First Edition Optimus Prime + Trailer Platinum Set limited by Hasbro. Condition: Toy C-10.0 Box C-9.0 factory sealed. Pictures are for illustration only, actual product might be different.

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Transformers Generation Dinobots 5 Pack Platinum Set limited by Hasbro. Condition: Toy C-10.0 Box C-9.0 factory sealed. Pictures are for illustration only, actual product might be different.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1591038)
Posted by El Duque on July 15th, 2014 @ 8:04pm CDT
The Transformers Columbia Facebook page is at it again! This time they've posted official images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Wave 3, which features Concept Camaro Bumblebee, Snarl, and Hot Shot. Enjoy the images mirrored below:

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial (1591041)
Posted by Xephon0930 on July 15th, 2014 @ 8:18pm CDT
While the trailer is tempting, I absolutely despise the 1st Edition AoE Prime mold and I also have the UFO trailer for my movie Prime.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
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