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Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!!

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers  Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 3:24PM CDT

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Hasbro Panel

TRANSFORMERS PRIME
Showed us waves 1 through 3
Dead End (Wheeljack remold)
Shadow Strike Bumblebee
Airachnid
Sergeant Kup
Rumble
Voyagers 1 and 2
Voyager Dreadwing
Voyager wave 4
Thundertron (from Exiles novel, pirate faction) AO537


TRANSFORMERS PRIME CYBERVERSE
Wheeljack
Quick blade Bumblebee
Decepticon Flamewar (Arcee repaint)
Ultra Magnus
Optimus Prime (repaint)
Wave 1 vehicles
Bumblebee Battle Suit
Optimus Prime
2013 SNEAK PEAK: Airachnid legion figure


BOT SHOTS
Lockdown
Thundercracker
Jetfire
Chase Megatron
Top Spin
Powerglide
Jazz
Ironhide (black)
Leadfoot
Chase Optimus Prime
Ironhide launcher (black)
3 pack wave 2: Skyquake, Jetfire, Powerglide
3 pack wave 2: Brawl, Shockwave, and clear Ironhide


2012 EXCLUSIVES
Masterpiece Optimus Prime with trailer, spike, blue roller (Toys R Us exclusive)


TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS
Kickback (Insecticon)
Starscream
FOC Sideswipe
Ultra Magnus (Optimus remold) A1427
Fireflight (Shockwave remold) A1428

NEW FOR 2013 - Spring 2013
Voyager Class Generations
Voyager Soundwave
Comes with a transforming data disk (showed Laserbeak) ... looks badass
Can store 3 data disks
Soundblaster repaint with Buzzsaw data disk
Generations Legends Class - Rumble and Ravage, Ratbat and Frenzy, come with a plastic case


SDCC Exclusive
Bruticus - all 5 figures, this set is more like the game colors
Boxing Bruticus ... box looks awesome. Beautiful artwork. BIG box.
"Rust in Peace" Cliffjumper (red, more paint apps to make him look more banged up, purple clear windows, comes with energon piece to reenact scene
"Enclosing Cliffjumper" - clamshell blister head (box) done in clear purple, hand painted, figure is viewable from backside of packaging. Comes in another box around it.


Transformers The Ride - 3D
Universal Studios Singapore - December 2011
Universal Studios Hollywood - May 24 2012
Showed us Evac (character)
as well as exclusive products from Universal Studios

Transformers Rescue Bots

Kre-o
Devastator
Knock-Out
Wheeljack
7 new kre-o sets
features "quest for energon"
29 new Kreons to collect

New product launches in August for Generations Deluxe, Cyberverse Vehicles, etc
Credit(s): Hasbro
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Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374166)
Posted by Blurrz on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:29pm CDT
LOL SDCC Exclusive.

Some nice stuff, nothing too explosive, but eh, I guess I'll be repainting up FoC Starscream immediately.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374168)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:30pm CDT
At this point, I am underwhelmed...
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374172)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:34pm CDT
OMG MP Prime 2.0, I am so happy! As long as they don't significantly cheapen the paint apps/chrome. Is the chrome intact in the pics shown?

Prime...no Ironhide? :(

I'm really choked about FoC Bruticus. I'll try to get it but I don't have high hopes. A 5-deluxe SDCC exclusive box set is going to be ridiculously expensive.

Voyager Soundwave sounds freaking amazing with the extra minions. What a great idea! :D
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374175)
Posted by TheDownshift on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:36pm CDT
Voyager Soundwave... with his casette-bots as data disks...

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374179)
Posted by Kylehudson1996 on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CDT
Voyager class generations, thats good i guess, but why make soundwave one? :???:

FOC Bruticus game accurate colors to be SDCC exclusive, that figures. Cant get a good painted figure at regular retail! :-x

This is underwhelming. Nothing too big here unfortunately, I feel like Hasbro is driving TF into the ground :(
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374184)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
Voyager Soundwave sounds seriously nice, looking forward to see how he turns out, also looking forward to MP 2.0 Prime's American price, hopefully not too much. :oops:
Never heard of this Thundetron dude, but that's one funky name, Thundertron. :P
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374186)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
G1 Soundwave was equivalent to a Voyager size, if we consider the Autobot cars to be deluxes. It makes sense to me because it allows them to engineer transforming minions. :)

Hear that guys? Hasbro says getting more First Edition toys out is their top priority. I hope there's some truth to that. I have the ones I wanted except for Vehicon, but it would be nice if everyone would get their chance for a reasonable price.

CRAP, did no one ask them if they know how bad Bumblebee is shelfwarming? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374187)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:50pm CDT
I might just get that Ultra Magnus repaint if its done right.
Sideswipe, Insecticon, Starscream, all bought I'm sure.
They need to make as many insecticons moulds as possible.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374188)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:50pm CDT
I am...overwhelmed by the amount of money I'll be spending this year :BOOM:
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374192)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:52pm CDT
As nice as this Soundwave sounds on paper, making his kids turn into any sort of "data disks" means Transformers has finally blurred into COMPUTER WARRIORS. Oh well, I'd seen it as inevitable for years, so we were lucky it was forestalled so long that it comes after a working Device-Label Ravage USB drive.

Err, does anyone here remember what I'm talking about? I'm not even 100% sure that's the right name, their franchise has been dead a good 25 years.

Not thrilled about these reveals overall, but I don't feel like Hasbro's dropped the ball either.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374194)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:53pm CDT
I'm just giddy with excitement over MP Prime 2.0. As long as they don't mess it up somehow, but I feel like Hasbro's done us right with the MP line so far. :)

MINDVVIPE wrote:I might just get that Ultra Magnus repaint if its done right.
Sideswipe, Insecticon, Starscream, all bought I'm sure.
They need to make as many insecticons moulds as possible.


True dat. I already have the FP Insecticons but I'll gladly buy a Hasbro one. The more the merrier!
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374195)
Posted by Tyrannotaur on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:57pm CDT
Any idea how much that Bruticus set will cost? I mean at the convention, not on the secondary market.

I am actually going to SDCC for my second year in a row. Would be cool to pick that up..as long as I'd be able to get it in the plane home and everything.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374196)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:57pm CDT
When I got to the Voyager Generations, Soundwave, and MP Optimus Prime Ver. 2.... I just downright cried. No lie, that is the most beautiful thing I've ever read. Were there any images? Images would be FAN-FRIGGIN'-TASTIC! :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Posted by kirbenvost on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:01pm CDT
Photos were not allowed during the panel, but Hasbro might show some of them in the display cases later. Fingers crossed for MP Prime!
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374211)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:14pm CDT
I'm getting ALL the FOC and Generations stuff! YES!!!!! and what do the numbers mean after the generations ultramagnus?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374214)
Posted by necr0blivion on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:15pm CDT
Thrilled about a local release of MP-10, just saved me from picking up Takara version. Seems all the accessories will be included as well.

Why was Hasbro coy when asked about Dinobots being released to promote/expand FoC? At least with a Grimlock figure, thought that was already confirmed back in Feb? Now, the other 4 might be difficult to get the green light for... = (

Finally, that voyager Soundwave is is an upscaled WFC, but some tweaks (mainly the chest opening to fit up to 3 data discs). New Blaster, anyone?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374215)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:15pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Photos were not allowed during the panel, but Hasbro might show some of them in the display cases later. Fingers crossed for MP Prime!


A curse to Hasbro and their shhneaky shenanigans! :-x
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374220)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:22pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:TRANSFORMERS PRIME
Showed us waves 1 through 3
Dead End (Wheeljack remold)
Shadow Strike Bumblebee
Airachnid
Sergeant Kup
Rumble
Voyagers 1 and 2
Voyager Dreadwing
Voyager wave 4
Thundertron (from Exiles novel, pirate faction) AO537


Really not impressed with the reveals and info, here.
No mention of Breakdown, either. I hope he's not canceled.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME CYBERVERSE
Wheeljack
Quick blade Bumblebee
Decepticon Flamewar (Arcee repaint)
Ultra Magnus
Optimus Prime (repaint)
Wave 1 vehicles
Bumblebee Battle Suit
Optimus Prime
2013 SNEAK PEAK: Airachnid legion figure


2013? Hmm. Sounds like the line's being given some time to run, which is a good sign, at least. Doesn't mean we'll see everything we want, but could.
Just want the vehicles, really.

Seibertron wrote:2012 EXCLUSIVES
Masterpiece Optimus Prime with trailer, spike, blue roller (Toys R Us exclusive)


Trailer? YES. Goo'bye 20th. Anniversary DVD Edition Optimus. (Seriously, does anyone want mine? He's now for sale.)

Seibertron wrote:TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS
Kickback (Insecticon)
Starscream
FOC Sideswipe
Ultra Magnus (Optimus remold) A1427
Fireflight (Shockwave remold) A1428


One Insecticon? Really? =\
Starscream...interested.
Tired of Magnus...

Seibertron wrote:NEW FOR 2013 - Spring 2013
Voyager Class Generations
Voyager Soundwave
Comes with a transforming data disk (showed Laserbeak) ... looks badass
Can store 3 data disks
Soundblaster repaint with Buzzsaw data disk
Generations Legends Class - Rumble and Ravage, Ratbat and Frenzy, come with a plastic case


Voyager Class? Ooh.
Soundwave's minions? Oh yes. :D

Seibertron wrote:SDCC Exclusive
Bruticus - all 5 figures, this set is more like the game colors
Boxing Bruticus ... box looks awesome. Beautiful artwork. BIG box.
"Rust in Peace" Cliffjumper (red, more paint apps to make him look more banged up, purple clear windows, comes with energon piece to reenact scene
"Enclosing Cliffjumper" - clamshell blister head (box) done in clear purple, hand painted, figure is viewable from backside of packaging. Comes in another box around it.


O_o Is Hasbro going out of their way to get lynched? Exclusives on the best colors and a FE mold?! Are they insane? ...or just cruel? Now, I'm convinced, just cruel.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374226)
Posted by morphobots on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:36pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:As nice as this Soundwave sounds on paper, making his kids turn into any sort of "data disks" means Transformers has finally blurred into COMPUTER WARRIORS. Oh well, I'd seen it as inevitable for years, so we were lucky it was forestalled so long that it comes after a working Device-Label Ravage USB drive.

Err, does anyone here remember what I'm talking about? I'm not even 100% sure that's the right name, their franchise has been dead a good 25 years.

Not thrilled about these reveals overall, but I don't feel like Hasbro's dropped the ball either.


I believe I remember what you're talking about. Can't recall the exact name either, but the figs were about two inches tall and based on a TRON-like concept of programs fighting viruses inside computers, right? I actually bought the transforming PC/headquarters as a kid.

Sidenote: anyone want to entertain bets on how much of this stuff we'll actually see in stores before Hasbro cancels the lines?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374229)
Posted by Hypershock on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:46pm CDT
no prime ironhide? lllaaaaaammmmeeeee lamity lame-ass lame.

When are the next few Prime waves coming out?
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Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:51pm CDT
So what exactly is the remolding done to make Ultra Magnus?

Is he going to combine with a trailer or just be another piss poor white repaint?
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Posted by Mindmaster on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:54pm CDT
Burn wrote:So what exactly is the remolding done to make Ultra Magnus?

Is he going to combine with a trailer or just be another piss poor white repaint?


Possibly both; in vehicle mode, he combines with a trailer, but in humanoid mode, he's a straight, classic-white-and-blue repaint of Prime. :lol: I'd imagine at least a new head mold into something similar to the original Ultra Magnus. At least that.
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Posted by GuyIncognito on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:06pm CDT
Sounds like lots of stuff to be excited about. Screw all you Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers, and Walter and Wendy Whiners!
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374244)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:07pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Sounds like lots of stuff to be excited about. Screw all you Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers, and Walter and Wendy Whiners!


That was amazing. :BOWDOWN:
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Posted by El Duque on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:17pm CDT
Hot the heels of their announcement at the BotCon Hasbro panel we now have official images of this year's SDCC exclusives Transformers Prime "Rust in Peace" Zombie Cliffjumper and Special Deco Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus giftset courtesy of IGN! As usual both items come in special edition packaging. According to the panel, the Cliffjumper set will include a shard of dark energon, a dark energon attachment to wrap around Cliffjumper's bodey, and a box that can turn into a torso for the zombie head to set on. The Bruticus set comes in book style box with the actual figures packaged in a separate removable tray.

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374251)
Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CDT
I laugh at how Bruticus' artwork barely even comes close to translating to the toy. *sigh*

Cliffjumper however ... I think he'll go to the back of the shelf. I'm sure i'd have a nightmare where he comes to life, jumps down and begins to gnaw on my head
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CDT
Burn wrote:Cliffjumper however ... I think he'll go to the back of the shelf. I'm sure i'd have a nightmare where he comes to life, jumps down and begins to gnaw on my head


Puppet masters style :twisted:
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374253)
Posted by Hypershock on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:23pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Hot the heels of their announcement at the BotCon Hasbro panel we now have official images of this year's SDCC exclusives Transformers Prime "Rust in Peace" Zombie Cliffjumper and Special Deco Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus giftset courtesy of IGN! As usual both items come in special edition packaging. According to the panel, the Cliffjumper set will include a shard of dark energon, a dark energon attachment to wrap around Cliffjumper's bodey, and a box that can turn into a torso for the zombie head to set on. The Bruticus set comes in book style box with the actual figures packaged in a separate removable tray.

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Wow that face is rather frightening lolz
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374257)
Posted by Gearslide on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:32pm CDT
Boy am I glad that I decided to collect just Prime figures instead of Prime AND WFC/FOC figures.

It would be too much!

That Cliffjumper head is pure, unfiltered, Grade A nightmare fuel.
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Posted by Rhinox23 on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:33pm CDT
Did anyone else notice that Bruticus is stomping on Jazz?! I hope he's not being brought into FOC just to be killed off like Bay did in the first TF movie.

I've really been pleased with the announcements, especially the collector's Bruticus. I've had pretty good luck w/ getting exclusives the past few years. Here's to hoping that continues since I won't be at SDCC. I am worried about the lack of Dinobot discussion though...at least why has there been no mention of FOC Grimlock with all the hype he's getting in the game?!
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:33pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:That Cliffjumper head is pure, unfiltered, Grade A nightmare fuel.

I will be putting it on my wall around my :CON: poster somewhere. :twisted:
That is, if I decide to shell out the cash to get it.
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Posted by Gearslide on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CDT
Wish Hasbro said how much those SDCC figures are going to cost... I need to prepare my wallet (especially since I can't go to SDCC). If they are not so expensive, would anyone be willing to pick me up a Rust in Piece Cliffjumper if I paid for 2?

And I'm guessing that:

Bruticus - all 5 figures, this set is more like the game colors
Boxing Bruticus ... box looks awesome. Beautiful artwork. BIG box.


Refers to Bruticus AND his box, and not two Bruticus figures? And:

"Rust in Peace" Cliffjumper (red, more paint apps to make him look more banged up, purple clear windows, comes with energon piece to reenact scene
"Enclosing Cliffjumper" - clamshell blister head (box) done in clear purple, hand painted, figure is viewable from backside of packaging. Comes in another box around it.


Refers to the Terrorcon Cliffjumper and his creepy head box respectively as well?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374264)
Posted by wolverinetodd on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
I hope they flip the image of the completed Bruticus on the inside flap of the box because Blast Off is supposed to be the right arm, not the left arm, Vortex is the left arm, not the right arm, Swindle is the right leg, not the left leg, and Brawl is the left leg, not the right leg. Because you know many of us hardcore Combiner fans will complain about it otherwise.
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Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:43pm CDT
might have to get both.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374269)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Sounds like lots of stuff to be excited about. Screw all you Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers, and Walter and Wendy Whiners!


It's...Doug and Wendy Whiner. Doug.

Anywho...onto the topic at hand...

I'm really let down by a lot of what transpired today. I mean, it wasn't a total washout, but it really kinda sucked. (This is yet another reason why I don't go out of my way to find a way to BotCon.)

On the plus side:
Masterpiece Optimus looks fantastic, and I like the packaging. It's surprising how big they made it, as far as display pieces go.

Prime IS continuing, we know Airachnid and Dreadwing are coming. (YAY!)

On the fail side:
FOC Soundwave is a glorified upsize of the WFC Deluxe mold, with a spring launcher built in. (Oooh whee! Oh joy!)
Soundwave's minions aren't nearly as awesome as I was hoping they'd be. ( =\ I is a sad panda. )
Bruticus (in game colors) retains that gold/copper colored plastic for Blast-Off and Vortex. I do worry that they could be prone to breakage, down the line. In a way, we're kinda lucky the regular release has no gold plastic. We may not have to worry about it breaking, or even have the worry in the back of our minds. (Plus, since it's an exclusive and a limited run, what incentive does Hasbro have to make sure they use the best quality materials to make it? This is clearly a cash grab for them, once they make their dough, what do they care?)
Kickback the Derpic...I mean Insecticon. Egads. That thing is fugly and a total pass for me. (The only way I'll buy him is if they slap the PRID name on his packaging, because it means he's our only Insection toy for that line.)

Plus all the news of "We're gonna try..." (no, you won't lift a damn finger, and you know it!) and no mention of Breakdown, nor a figure of him on display...*sighs*

I don't know why I do this to myself. I don't know why I allow my hopes to get up. You'd think by now I'd have learned to go in with the lowest expectations and at least try to be pleasantly surprised.

"Thank you for attending Sucktastic Fail 2012. Here's the sign up sheet for Sucktastic Fail 2.0 2013. SIGN IT!"
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Posted by crazyjeffy on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:55pm CDT
Why must it be so expensive to get that mold of CJ >.>
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:07pm CDT
depending on the price i might get the gift set, hopefully its cheaper than getting each figure individually.
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Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:11pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:depending on the price i might get the gift set, hopefully its cheaper than getting each figure individually.


I can almost guarantee you it won't. If you look at past exclusives, they usually price higher than their retail counterparts.

Not to mention, they have to cover the cost of the packaging, the different materials used, the smaller run, etc.

If the prices remain where they are ($12.99-$14.99, depending on retailer), we'll pay about $65.00-$75.00 for the set at retail. If the prices go up to $14.99, as mentioned on the display cards, TRU will jack their prices up even higher, which means it'll be a minimum of $75.00 for the set.

I could see SDCC Bruticus being an $80-100.00.
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Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:I could see SDCC Bruticus being an $80-100.00.


So basically the price of buying them individually in Australia.

I'll take my chances with SDCC. >:oP
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374309)
Posted by megatronus on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:28pm CDT
Yes! Soundwave!

I hope we get images of Generations Soundwave soon - the data discs sound like a neat update. I just hope they have a major G1 aesthetic.

Side note - someone on this thread said they're bringing back the Prime First Editions? Where did that rumor come from?
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Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:32pm CDT
If Bruticus' arms weren't so lanky, it would've been perfect.
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Posted by darqen on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:45pm CDT
I really don't understand their logic

a) Bruticus - why make a character based on the game then colour him differently and make the game version exclusive??

b) Dinobots - I realise that Grimlock is popular however the fall of Cybertron design is very similar to the classics design so why make another and threaten with problems to release the other four is beyond me. Especially when figures such as Prime who already have a WFC/FOC figure are getting redone. Especially when year after year people request them.

c) No Arcee - again people request her every year - what is really the problem? She will sell!!!
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Posted by warzon3 on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:51pm CDT
Just a question for anyone that was there.... does FOC Kickback looking anything close to G1?? Or is it more like the generic FOC Insecticons that we have seen?

Dinobots doesn't surprise me, anyone else read that online article saying Hasbro had written off Dinobots from all things moving forward and they had to be thoroughly convinced by the video game creators just to put them in the game.

I love how the said if Bruticus does well they will think about a Devastator. There is no way I'm buying Bruticus. The combined form is just too hard to get past, they didn't put any time into it at all. Bruticus is not going to get the sales. Kiss Devastator goodbye....
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Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:51pm CDT
darqen wrote:I really don't understand their logic


You, like many of us, assumed they had some. Don't feel bad, we've all done it. Y U NO HAS LOGIC HASBRO?!

darqen wrote:a) Bruticus - why make a character based on the game then colour him differently and make the game version exclusive??


Honest answer: Money. This is a cash grab, pure and simple. They're going to milk convention goers and then the public.
I give them this much credit, they're being honest about it this time.

darqen wrote:b) Dinobots - I realise that Grimlock is popular however the fall of Cybertron design is very similar to the classics design so why make another and threaten with problems to release the other four is beyond me. Especially when figures such as Prime who already have a WFC/FOC figure are getting redone. Especially when year after year people request them.


If I remember correctly, it was said that Hasbro's more or less retired them. If that's true, then it's simply a case of they just don't care to make 'em anymore. Or as our British and Australian friends would say: "They can't be arsed to give a damn anymore."

darqen wrote:c) No Arcee - again people request her every year - what is really the problem? She will sell!!!


It was said that Arcee is Primeverse only, this year. They have no other plans for her considering she's such a big part of Prime, now.
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Posted by xyl360 on April 28th, 2012 @ 7:03pm CDT
I hope SDCC Bruticus isn't 'too' exclusive. I really really want one.

You guys can have Cliff, I'm over trying to create his 4 minutes of being a zombie from a single episode from the beginning of a season that's now @season 2. If he were still around on the show, I might care. At this point, the only new Cliff I'm getting is Takara's purple one, and that's just because the car mode looks badass and I'm a sucker for clear purple plastic.

A lot in the lineup for Generations, and Soundwave/Soundblaster sound pretty cool. I guess there are some lines I'll be collecting yet (getting sick of Prime, as I've completely lost interest in the show after seeing season 2 up to this point, so much potential wasted with re-hashed plots/characters from other shows (Animated+Beast Wars+Movie anyone? Hire some real writers Hasbro, please, that show had SO much potential).
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374386)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 28th, 2012 @ 7:39pm CDT
These are going to be a great couple years for TFs. I was starting to forget how good it feels to be excited about the hobby. I'm so glad the movie nonsense is over for a couple years.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374396)
Posted by Traxus Prime on April 28th, 2012 @ 7:47pm CDT
out of all that I'm the most pumped for FOC/WFC Sideswipe!!! since there wasn't any pictures allowed can someone atleast describe him to me?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374401)
Posted by Screamfleet on April 28th, 2012 @ 7:57pm CDT
Brawl in the bot shots 3 pack?

Why? He's in the ultimate pack and you can get him alone.

I hope he's colored differently from those 2 releases.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374413)
Posted by RAcast on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:06pm CDT
Traxus Prime wrote:out of all that I'm the most pumped for FOC/WFC Sideswipe!!! since there wasn't any pictures allowed can someone atleast describe him to me?


I was about to ask about that. =_=; Crap, I'm terribly curious.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel ... lots of new product reveals!!! (1374431)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:20pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Traxus Prime wrote:out of all that I'm the most pumped for FOC/WFC Sideswipe!!! since there wasn't any pictures allowed can someone atleast describe him to me?


I was about to ask about that. =_=; Crap, I'm terribly curious.


Secon- ur... thirded... someone spill the details.

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