Once again Seibertron.com is bringing you the latest / greatest news from Hasbro's New York Toy Fair Fan Media Day event. This news story will continue to be updated as information and images are revealed. Enjoy!
February 18th, 2017
Presentation starts with Ben Montano ...
Mike from Kabam did presentation for Transformers Forged To Fight
First game to bring together the complete history of the Transformers franchise.
Multiple Generations to exist in single Universe
Features G1, Beast Wars and Movie Universe characters
Showed us a pretty awesome trailer that featured characters from those 3 Generations
John Warden and Ashley did Transformers Generations presentation
Prime Wars Trilogy
Power of the Primes ... 3rd chapter debuts in 2018, going to give us one big update
GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN
Titan Master Ramhorn
Legends Class roadburn, Cosmos (reissue), Seaspray
Deluxe Wave 2 (sic) Krok, Perceptor, Topsin, Kup and Quake
Wave 3: Twintwist with Flameout, Windblade with Scorchfire
Voyager Class: Octone (sic) with Murk from Optimus mold, Blitzwing with Hazard from Megatron mold (showed us a pic of all 3 Decepticon Triplechangers together)
Leader Class Overlord with Dreadnaut
Chaos on Velocitron Collection Pack celebrates speed ability
Includes Laser Optimus Prime, Nautica, Fastlane, Quickswitch and diecast Rodimus Prime Titan Master
Prime includes G2 decal on trailer
Siege on Cybertron Collection Pack celebrates strength ability
Pounce, Metalhawk, Tidal Wave from Broadside and Magnus Prime (Ginrai from Takara Tomy), with Titan Master Thunderwing
Titan Class Trypticon - fan vote winner
Showed us an updated Titan Masters commercial featuring the latest figures and Trypticon
In a world ... where only the strongest survive! The Mighty Trypticon!
Showed us the block foam model again that they showed us at Toy Fair 2016
Showed us the design process between Hasbro and Takara Tomy
Lots of layered detail
Includes Full-Tilt with Titan Master Necro
20" tall ... huge!
Eats Titan Masters!!!
Lots of play features with Titan Masters and other figures.
Power of the Primes Sneak Peek!
Talked about the fan vote
And the next Matrix bearer is ... Star Saber was the first to fall, Ultra Magnus didn't get it, left it between Beast Wars Optimus Primal and Deathsaurus ...
which means fans voted OPTIMUS PRIMAL as the next Matrix Bearer!!!
ROBOTS IN DISGUISE
Showed us a new trailer for Robots In Disguise Combiner Force cartoon
Team Bee faces a new Decepticon threat
New threat is Menasor, showed Combiner Force Ultra Bee Combiner
Team Combiners - Wave 1: Grimlock is both legs, Drift, Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe
Menasor is made up of Motormaster, Dragstrip, Flashmark, Heatseeker, and one more
Galvatronus ... didn't get their names, made up of 5 figures
Optimus Prime Race Track Trailer ... over 3 feet long
TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT
Steelbane transforms into a dragon
Slug with new deco
Voyager Class Grimlock
Brand new Voyager Class Scorn, very detailed
Premier Edition Deluxe: Bumblebee, looks amazing, new sculpt, black and red Drift, Crosshairs, new Voyager Megatron as jet, new Voyager Hound (vehicle mode is different than what we've seen, some type of Mercedes truck/vehicle)
Leader Class Megatron (jet mode) looks amazing! Lots of great detail, Cybertronian scribblings
Deluxe Sqweeks, looks really cute!
Allspark Tech (kiddie toys)
Allspark Tech Optimus Prime is brought to life with Allspark Cube
Allspark Cube knows which mode you are in, 20+ motion activated lights + sfx, Allspark Cube powers figure
Bumblebee, Drift, Hound, and Barricade
Giant transforming figure: dragon! Unleash Dragonstorm Mega Turbo Changer
Cyberfire reveals hidden messages
10th Anniversary of the Transformers Movie franchise
Global launch event
April 24th will be the day when transformers The Last Knight product officially hits the shelves. Reveal Your Shield campaign! Something new on Snapchat today
Show your alliance and Reveal your shield during 5 days of reveals, news and (something else ...)
That's it for now!
On to Marvel!!!
Guardians of the Galaxy (Transformers related)
and speaking of which, Guardians of the Galaxy 6" Wave 2: Death's Head 2
Big news, folks! Thanks to Facebook user Dallas Mace, we have a potential leak of an upcoming Titans Return deluxe figure: Shockwave! Now, this is still just a rumor, but as some Peg Tags at a North Carolina Walmart have revealed, we have a more than slight indication that a Deluxe Shockwave is in our future. Check out the provided photographic evidence!
UPDATE: Fellow Seibertronian jamesbenjamin points out that the barcode seen on the tag corresponds to that of Fall of Cybertron deluxe Shockwave from years ago, as seen below.
We'd suggest diving into your bag of salt once more, and just consider this a misnamed placeholder for a new deluxe figure from the Titans Return line, though not the purple Decepticon commander after all.
This might seem a little *ahem*illogical, however, seeing as he just got a legend-class toy in the Combiner Wars toyline, but hey, at one time during CW we had two different sized versions of Skywarp on the shelves at the same time, so anything can happen!
Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers News and Rumors!
The official Transformers Facebook page has shared a new video, and we get our first full-on look at the upcoming warrior class Transformers: Robots in Disguise Soundwave figure! As the clip says, the toy takes several generations of Decepticon communications officer design tips, from Transformers: Prime to G1, via recent RID incarnations and War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron cues. Check it out below!
The Transformers Instagram has decided to give us a teaser into what is in store with Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force with a teaser image of the upcoming Soundwave! The new Soundwave is based on his Fall of Cybertron, Prime, and slightly Animated appearances, and can be seen in the image standing alongside his Titans Return counterpart. Check out the image, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Different shows, different generations, each in a class of their own - but always the strong, silent type. #Soundwave
With the Club Subscription Service slowly drawing to a close, we bring to you tonight our latest galleries, that of the Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak!
Impactor is a retool of Combiner Wars Rook with a fresh new headsculpt that captures the shear determination in the Wrecker Commander's face. He is the second official Impactor toy, behind only his Fall of Cybertron counterpart - who was also part of a combiner - and is the club's sixth subscription figure.
Bluestreak is a repaint of Combiner Wars Prowl and Smokescreen, and this is his first time as being a combiner limb. This Bluestreak also uses the rarely seen "blue" Bluestreak paint job, and he fits right in with the Wreckers as well, considering his personality is that of a sniper. He is the club bonus figure for the 4.0 service.
Check out the preview of the galleries below, and you can go to the full galleries by clicking any one of the images below!
The Hasbro Holiday Gift Guide 2016 is out, and Transformers are most definitely in it! The Robots in Disguise line represents the Cybertronians this winter, with Power Surge Bumblebee and Sideswipe joining a number of other Hasbro properties in a 15% discount with code GIFTGUIDE16. Check out HasbroToyShop.com for more deals and offers, too, right here!
Can you believe it's almost been 10 years since the first Michael Bay Transformers live-action movie made its way onto the big screen, bringing the Cybertronians squarely back into the public light? It looks like Takara Tomy has definitely noticed, and is celebrating the occasion by bringing back some of the molds from the live-action toy lines, from Revenge of the Fallen, to Dark of the Moon, to Age of Extinction, with eleven figures confirmed so far in the MB line, starting with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and running through Megatron, Shockwave, Ironhide, Ratchet, Soundwave, Starscream (all at $49.99, with some discounts already), Grimlock ($59.99), Strafe ($44.99), and another Optimus Prime at the $109.99 pricepoint for good measure! Check out the images below, courtesy of site sponsor TFSource.
It will come as no surprise to people following the news on Transformers - from the Tencent game, to CybertronCon, to the recent Sun Wu Kong rumour, and all the way back to the Age of Extinction collaboration - but China is one of the biggest developing markets and audiences for the robot brand, and the general manager of Hasbro China also believes it to be the case. Speaking to China Daily, Zhang Yuchen had this to say:
The Transformers may have been around for more than three decades, but Zhang Yuchen, general manager of Hasbro China, the parent company of the brand, believes that the popularity of the iconic toy figures are just about to hit its peak, especially with four Transformers films set to hit the silver screens by 2025.
Zhang is optimistic that with the surge in nostalgia for the toys and the growing profitability of selling peripheral products from a movie in China, 2017 could very well be “the year of Transformers”.
“It’s been very exciting because over the last decade, the movie universe has given old fans something new and brought in a whole new generation of Transformers fans. That is probably one of the biggest forces driving Transformers in China,” said Zhang.
“We now expect to see explosive growth in the sale of Transformers products in China with the upcoming series of movies,” he added.
Similar trends have been noticed with the 2007 Paramount live-action movie in Western markets, too, so this is not entirely new. What is new is that the brand is looking to make a big mark in the country through media, movies, games, toys and a themed hotel in Shanghai in 2018. Remember:
The second installment of the movie franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen broke the 12-year box office record set by Titanic to become the most-watched foreign movie in China.
In 2014, the fourth movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, generated 300 million yuan ($45 million) in China, contributing to almost one-third of the global revenue. The upcoming one in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, is scheduled to be released in 2017.
Find out more here, and let us know what you think about this global development for the Transformers!
Seibertronians, we have some more news out of SDCC for you, as always provided by Seibertron himself. This one comes from the Sideshow Collectibles booth, who have made quite a few Transformers busts and High-quality statues in the past, Ranging from the Bayverse into G1. The Prime1 Studios Optimus was a particular show-stopper this year, and if you'd like to take a look, Seibertron has you covered with a whole gallery and a video! Check this statue out in all its glory down below!
After our very own comparison review from fellow Seibertron.com staffer shajaki, we also have a new Designer Desk video from the official Transformers YouTube channel, featuring John Warden and the G2 deco of Combiner Wars Bruticus! Check out the clip embedded below, and take a stroll down memory lane too, with the first version of the loud neon character here, and the Fall of Cybertron take here, too!
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