Thanks to consistently accurate leaker Jtprime17, by way of our own Seibertronian EvasionModeBumblebee, we have a list of what may be all of the Studio Series retail releases for 2025. No, that's not a typo, it's the end of February 2024 and we already know what's coming out next year. Once the shock wears off there's some really interesting things listed here. For one we seem to be going back to the Bayverse movies in a pretty big way! Hatchet seems to have found a new home after the Target release was canceled, Que is finally getting a new figure, Age of Extinction Optimus Prime is getting updated at last and the Stinger mold might be coming back with a retool as the unused concept fembot "Widow Maker".
Gamer Edition is continuing with the expected Starscream repaints and Ironhide. Studio Series 86 looks to be giving us the first four members of the Constructicons in a mix of Voyagers and Deluxes (the rest will surely be coming in 2026), and package refreshes of Grimlock, Perceptor and Jazz. We've also got a few listings for TF:One, Rise of the Beasts and another A Level Optimus Prime.
Full list can be seen below and be sure to discuss it in the Energon Pub forums!
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:We have Studio Series 2025 listings from JTPrime, and there's some very exciting stuff!
Tra Gen Studio series A level DLX TFONE B-127
Product Number: G0619
Tra Gen Studio series A Level DLX DEV Optimus Prime
Product Number: G0620
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe TF7 Double Punch
Product Number: G0533
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe TF3 Hatchet
Product Number: G0539
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe MV6 Bumblebee
Product Number: G0564
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe 86 Perceptor PR
Product Number: G0565
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe TFONE Starscream
Product Number: G0566
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe TF3 Que
Product Number: G0567
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe 86 Bonecrusher
Product Number: G0568
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe 86 Jazz PR
Product Number: G0569
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe 86 Scavenger
Product Number: G0570
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe WFC Autobot Soilder
Product Number: G0571
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe TF4 Widow Maker
Product Number: G0857
Tra Gen Studio Series Voy WFC Skywarp
Product Number: G0534
Tra Gen Studio series Voy TF7 Optimus Prime PR
Product Number: G0536
Tra Gen Studio series Voy WFC Ironhide
Product Number: G0559
Tra Gen Studio series Voy TFONE Sentinel Prime
Product Number: G0560
Tra Gen Studio series Voy WFC Thundercracker
Product Number: G0561
Tra Gen Studio series Voy 86 Scrapper
Product Number: G0562
Tra Gen Studio Series Voy 86 Mixmaster
Product Number: G0563
Tra Gen Studio series Ldr TF7 Apelinq
Product Number: G0480
Tra Gen Studio series Ldr TF4 Optimus prime
Product Number: G0482
Tra Gen Studio series Ldr TF3 Shockwave PR
Product Number: G0483
Tra Gen Studio series Ldr 86 Grimlock PR
Product Number: G0485
While Transformers Year of the Dragon Crimsonflame was revealed a while back, it was unclear whether or not it would get North American distribution. Well, Amazon.ca had it listed at $40 CAD and shipping in April. It sold out instantly but with it being sold by Amazon for the Canadian market, it could be that we see it eventually available for US distribution (either by Amazon or another retailer.
Amazon.ca ended up shipping these early so some western fans have them in hand now. Here is a review in case you are curious.
In a true nothingburger of a story, media sites across the web are reporting on 2 phrases uttered by Lorenzo di Bonaventura during his press tour for his latest failure, Madame Web. When asked when we'd hear more about the Transformers/GI Joe crossover, Bonaventura said he didn't know. All he knows is that they will one day make good on their promise. Now if that means Gi Joe characters in the next Transformers movie or an actual crossover film, that seems to be all up in the air with nothing to speak of as of yet. The main take away is that we won't be learning more of this for a while but the idea has not been dropped.
Ever since the Bumblebee movie, Hasbro decided to have the main movie toylines target children, which remains their primary audience in general for the Transformers brand. It did mean that the toyline was gimmick heavy. That theme transferred over to the two animated toylines since and the Rise of the Beasts toyline (though there were deluxes and voyagers scattered there at times). With Transformers One being an animated film for kids, it should come as no surprise that Hasbro is continuing this 5 year trend. We now know some of the toy classes coming out for the Transformers One toyline.
Prime Changers, Mega Changers, 2 in 1 Masks (making a return from ROTB), Cybertron Launchers, Power Flip, Race Changers, Race and Blast, Racing Bot Shots (intriguing), COG 1 Step, Battling Figures, Power Glow, Energon Reveal and others.
The full list of listings we have at the moment can be found below and all are coded. Also please note: in movie toylines, the codes are not hints, they mean nothing. They are deliberately random to keep discretion within the movie project. The listings came from JTPRime17.
TRA MV8 PRIME CHANGER ADMIRAL
Product Number: F8691
TRA MV8 PRIME CHANGER ALPHABET
Product Number: F8692
TRA MV8 PRIME CHANGER SERGEANT
Product Number: F8693
TRA MV8 PRIME CHANGER ACE
Product Number: F8694
TRA MV8 MEGA CHANGER OVERLORD
Product Number: F8698
TRA MV8 MEGA CHANGER ADMIRAL
Product Number: f8699
TRA MV8 MEGA CHANGER ACE
Product Number: F8700
TRA MV8 MEGA CHANGER CORPORAL
Product Number: F8701
TRA MV8 2 IN 1 MASK 1
Product Number: F9181
TRA MV8 2 IN 1 MASK 2
Product Number: F9182
TRA MV8 CYBERTRON LAUNCHERS
Product Number: F9204
TRA MV8 ROBOT BATTLERS MULTIPACK
Product Number: F9207
TRA MV8 POWER FLIP ADMIRAL
Product Number: F9209
TRA MV8 BATTLE PACK 2
Product Number: F9211
TRA MV8 COG 1 STEP ACE
Product Number: F9383
TRA MV8 COG 1 STEP ROUNDER
Product Number: F9384
TRA MV8 COG 1 STEP CAPITAL
Product Number: F9385
TRA MV8 COG 1 STEP OVERLORD
Product Number: F9386
TRA MV8 COG 1 STEP ADMIRAL
Product Number: F9387
TRA MV8 COG 1 STEP SERGEANT
Product Number: F9388
TRA MV8 BATTLING FIGURES SERGEANT
Product Number: F9389
TRA MV8 BATTLING FIGURES ACE
Product Number: F9390
TRA MV8 BATTLING FIGURES ALPHABET
Product Number: F9391
TRA MV8 BATTLING FIGURES CORPORAL
Product Number: F9392
TRA MV8 BATTLING FIGURES HALFBACK
Product Number: F9393
TRA MV8 BATTLING FIGURES LIEUTENANT
Product Number: F9394
TRA MV8 PLATOON HIGH COMMANDER
Product Number: F9493
TRA MV8 ULTIMATE ENERGON ADMIRAL
Product Number: F9494
We're still many months away from the premiere of the 8th modern Transformers movie "One" currently aiming for a September 13 release, and we already have our first actual public online store listing (as opposed to one found by employees in store computers). Thanks Seibertronian -Kanrabat- for bringing to our attention in the Seibertron Energon Pub Forums a mystery pre-order on Amazon Canada for a figure code named "Tra Mv8 Prime Changers - Admiral". That doesn't really offer much of a clue as to what these figures are as we had a few "changers" in the Rise of the Beasts movie toy line. Also keep in mind this price is in Canadian dollars. Pretty good chance "Admiral" is a stand in for Optimus Prime, but there isn't always much logic to these code names. The release date is listed as August 1, 2024, but as with most release dates these days it is also likely a placeholder, but could also be a street date. Hopefully we'll be seeing many more listings soon!
Yolopark has updated their website with a slew of new images for the upcoming Rise of the Beasts Cheetor and Rhinox. The images show us the final deco for each along with some comparison images. We also see that Cheetor comes with additional pieces for the previously released Bumblebee which had no weapons.
Hasbro is going big on the Bumblebee movie Cybertronian designs in 2024. Below you will find a review to the triple changer leader Megatron we'll be getting soon. Also, we now have the first images for the upcoming voyager Shockwave from this same subline. It is basically the same design we got with the core class version but now the size of voyager BBM Soundwave. The alt mode is still not much to look at. These images come from Transmimi over at TFW2005.
Keegan-Michael Key is becoming quite the dominating force in voice acting roles for big animated films. We heard him as Toad in Super Mario Brothers and you can also hear him in Migration. He also voices Bumblebee in Transformers One. However, unlike other voicework where he tends to disguise his voice or sounds different than his usual self, he will not be altering his voice for Bumblebee. In the short clip from Collider below, he states that the director didn't want him to change his voice and to simply sound like himself.
However, we do have to remember that these are robots and thus there may be voice altering or an effect added in post production. He can only speak to his performance and not the finished product.
The Transformers Team over on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel decided to have a little fun between BMac, Evan and Mark and do a sort of sports style "toy draft" picking their favorite figures of 2023 without duplicating picks for their "teams". They're picks were broken down by class as well as a wild card pick in no specific order. While mostly just something done for fun it did include quite a bit of banter between the three that has given us some insight into what we might find in the future as well as insight into the design process of figures they chose.
- It doesn't sound like they're working on a blue G2 Grimlock... yet.
- There was a brief, not by name mention of Dino King when talking about Core Scarr
- They actually called Nemesis "dommy mommy"... (Link is at least visually safe for work.)
- They said they have way more female characters than most people know about. Not sure if that meant to pick from or in the works.
- Apparently Takara gave the go ahead for SS86 Rumble and Frenzy to get their cartoon colors matched to their names (RiBFiR) after Siege went the other way (seemingly at Takara's request).
- Mark actually said Ultra Magnus has been under represented leading to the SS86 figure.
- Mark used some of Aaron Archer's original concept art when designing Commander Class Armada Optimus Prime.
- Mark was also the one that got Buzzworthy Tow-Line made.
- They joke about only making 4 SS86 Dinobots. They must hear that alot.
- Lots of gushing over Retro reissue pink Hot Rod and praise for that line in general.
- Mark actually went to a dump and waste management site for inspiration with Trashmaster (who was named by their copy editor).
- Tease more Insecticon repaints (but definitely no more Dinobots).
It's a little telling that while they praised the Studio Series line, most of their picks came from Legacy. Was there anything big that was missed? Let us know in the Seibertron Energon Pub forum!
Any vinyl lovers out there? Well the Transformers Rise of the Beasts soundtrack is coming out on vinyl on December 15th and a bunch of stores have it for preorder. Below is a list of places to preorder it in the US and Canada. It is limited to 500 copies according to the listings. The music is by, who we interviewed. You can check out that interview below of you haven't already.