A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering

Transformers News: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 5:35AM CDT

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In what is not a reveal of anything upcoming, but could easily work in a new War for Cybertron line, at least in potential (but I'll repeat, it is not), or an early version of what we received in the Cyberverse toyline, the official Hasbro Transformers and Pulse social media accounts have posted an image of a conceptual design of a new Megatron figure in robot mode, working out its pretend engineering, or 'pretengineering', to understand which parts of the figure/character are moveable, its structure, functions, movements, and shifts - as they the say, the 'dynamic functionality of the robot'.

Take a look at the image below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub! Again, this is not an upcoming Megatron figure - but would you like to see something like it in any of the current (if this is not the Cyberverse figure) or future lines?

MEGATRON PRETENGINEERING. Pretengineering is pretend engineering created to explain the dynamic functionality of each Transformers robot.


Transformers News: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering
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Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1959768)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 16th, 2018 @ 6:06am CDT
Now this is the kind of thing I like seeing, and a nice design of megs to boot.
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1959808)
Posted by Hotconvoy on May 16th, 2018 @ 10:47am CDT
Oh, no most definitely "not a real toy" :-? .
Wait yes it is :lol: :-D.
I (with a little help from Hasbro) give you....
Transformers Cyberverse ultimate class Megatron!
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1959872)
Posted by Emerje on May 16th, 2018 @ 3:36pm CDT
Pretengineering should be the term used for figuring out how to bring full-sized, full-featured Pretenders into Generations.

Emerje
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1959881)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 16th, 2018 @ 5:27pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Pretengineering should be the term used for figuring out how to bring full-sized, full-featured Pretenders into Generations.

Emerje


I'd support that. :APPLAUSE:
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1959943)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 17th, 2018 @ 5:38am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Emerje wrote:Pretengineering should be the term used for figuring out how to bring full-sized, full-featured Pretenders into Generations.

Emerje


I'd support that. :APPLAUSE:

Gets my vote as well :APPLAUSE:
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1960099)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 17th, 2018 @ 9:22pm CDT
i almost thought it was the engineering behind pretenders :BANG_HEAD:
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1960102)
Posted by Skritz on May 17th, 2018 @ 9:43pm CDT
As if Hasbro would ever bring back Pretenders as normal-sized figures! You guys are all dreaming!

...and then watch this post be proven horribly wrong down the line.
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961757)
Posted by Va'al on May 27th, 2018 @ 3:52am CDT
Not really part of the upcoming toyline for the animated show Transformers: Cyberverse, we do however have some information on the McDonald's Russia promotion of the superdeformed figures that will accompany their menu during the May-June period!

The various figures showing up include the generally known players in the Transformers stable, with the new show's designs (using the Evergreen concepts) Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Windblade, Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, and Grimlock. You can check them all out below, with some machine translation of the features, and the promotional clip uploaded to YouTube!






Bumblebee with rocket launcher: Autobot-scout loyal to Optimus Prime. Insert the projectile into the rocket launcher, press the red button and hit any target!


Windblade with rotating turbines: Autobot warrior. Click on the red button on the back of Windblade and start rotating turbines that allow her to fly.


Walking Megatron: Leader of Decepticons. Wind-up the mechanism built into the Megatron helmet and attack any opponent.


Grimlock with burning fire: Dinobot-Autobot is a friend of Bumblebee. Click on the red button in the shape of the Autobot logo and activate the fire flame of Grimlock.


Optimus Prime with a sword: Leader of the Autobots. Attack enemies by clicking on the blue button on the back of Optimus.


Bumblebee Racer: Autobot scout. In his mode, Bumblebee transforms into a racing car. Pull back the car and let go.


Starscream fighting aircraft: Decepticon faithful to Megatron. Click on the launch button and you will see Starscream attacking the enemies.


Shockwave with rockets: Decepticon scientist and subordinate of Megatron. When the missile system is guided to the enemy, the flight mode is activated.
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961761)
Posted by CJPrime931 on May 27th, 2018 @ 4:23am CDT
'Starscream. Faithful to Megatron'? Sure... :lol:
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961767)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 27th, 2018 @ 6:04am CDT
CJPrime931 wrote:'Starscream. Faithful to Megatron'? Sure... :lol:
Maybe if this was Energon, but it ain't.
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961788)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 27th, 2018 @ 8:24am CDT
Those are indeed ADOWABLE. Plus, there's fun widdle gimmicks too! Man, I'd be all over them if they came out at my local McDonald's. :x
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961812)
Posted by Va'al on May 27th, 2018 @ 11:41am CDT
In more news today about Transformers: Cyberverse - the upcoming animated show from Hasbro and Boulder Meida - and its toyline, we have an image of its first wave of One Step Changers courtesy of Canadian site Kid Toy and a tip from fellow Seibertronian westjames/notirish.

Priced at 15.99 CAD each, the three figures shown are representations of Soundwave, Bumblebee, and Blurr, with some nice new art in the style of the show we are coming to see more and more of - but the toys themselves are simple redecos of the Robots in Disguise figures of the same characters, in the same One Step Changers category. Check out the image below to see for yourselves!

Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961819)
Posted by Ig89ninja on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:15pm CDT
This is a joke, right?

EDIT: this does, on the other hand, give me some hope that we might see a 2015 RID Thundercracker in this line
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961820)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:25pm CDT
I thought it was 15.99 for the whole set. Boy, those figures look cheap. That much each? Nah. Not gonna happen. I will say that they don't look that bad. I mean they have detail and they are probably a lot of fun to play with the one step feature. Great for kids even. But not for the same cost as a deluxe.

For a comparison here is a video review of the RID one step Soundwave. Just so that everyone is aware of what a one step changer is like. It legitimately looks like a fun toy but just not at that price point. According to google the current exchange rate means that figure would be in the ballpark of 12.99 USD and that is still too much. I think it is only worth maybe 7 or 8 bucks for what it is. It's something to fiddle with, not something I am going to spend hours posing and transforming.

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ave/40219/
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961822)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:58pm CDT
Ok, this is starting to be typical: the first wave is all redecos like TLK Legion Wave 1. :lol: Not missing much there.
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961825)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 27th, 2018 @ 1:21pm CDT
Oh right, because these sold sooo well the first time :BANG_HEAD:
Look, I don't have anything against redecos, but having the first wave be nothing but redecos really hurst the line, the first TLK wave is still clogging up shelves everywhere here except for the places where it went as low as 75% off, the rest still have FULL shelves, which also prevents the later, actually good waves from ever showing up :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
I'm no business expert, but that has to be a stupid strategy, at least wait some waves before repeating toys!
For God's sake, Walmart STILL has W1 Grimlocks and they are going for less than 4 bucks!
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961855)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 27th, 2018 @ 4:39pm CDT
"TLK"?
Should you mean RiD redecos? :???:
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961856)
Posted by Ig89ninja on May 27th, 2018 @ 4:44pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:"TLK"?
Should you mean RiD redecos? :???:

No, he’s using TLK as an example of what might happen
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961863)
Posted by william-james88 on May 27th, 2018 @ 5:19pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:
For God's sake, Walmart STILL has W1 Grimlocks and they are going for less than 4 bucks!

You mean the Voyager right? If thats the case then oh man, I would love to find that at my local walmart, would totally pick it up at that price.
Re: A Look Behind Transformers Toy Design: Pretengineering (1961902)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 27th, 2018 @ 10:10pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:"TLK"?
Should you mean RiD redecos? :???:

No, he’s using TLK as an example of what might happen

Exactly, we only got wave one of everything except for the voyagers out of that line because sales were abysmal, not to mention the fact that our local coin got heavily devaluated related to the USD meant that we went from 280MXN for deluxes and 500MXN for voyagers to 450MXN and 700MXN respectively didn't help at all, most product didn't move until the heavy discounts began, and like I said, some stores still are full of that.
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