BotCon 2011 Coverage - Transformers: Prime Packaging
Friday, June 3rd, 2011 8:01PM CDTCategories: Site News, Cartoon News, Toy News, Event News
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Posted by mangrasshopper on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:13pm CDT
These cant come out soon enough!!
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:15pm CDT
Posted by LiKwid on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:27pm CDT
As much as I hate to say it but that BB looks kind of cool...
Posted by King Slick on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:28pm CDT
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:48pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Do they honestly have to put "Vehicle to Robot" stickers on the packaging? It's Transformers. The stuff has been on shelves for almost 30 years, and people still don't know? Ignorance.
In the toy store I was working at 3 or 4 Christmases ago, an elderly couple were shopping for a TF for their grandson. When I asked them if they had any idea which one he wanted, the old-timer replied, "Is there one that changes from a car into like a person?" To this day, I'm amazed that instead of cracking up, I replied without emotion, "Well, I know we DID have that guy..."
Kids grow up fast enough that every new iteration of the franchise means new fans, with relatives that had no prior reason to pay attention. Yet I agree that this particular blurb would make the most sense if people were presumed more familiar with robots converting into something other than vehicles; i.e. as Beast Wars was wrapping up.
As for the rest of the package, as 'meh' as I'm feeling about the Prime cartoon thus far, I realize now that I'm going to end up buying all of these eventually. I wonder if we'll get any sort of Jack Darby figure large enough to ride this Arcee, warranting the blurb, "Understated Sexual Tension Sold Separately"? Or maybe that's just my fixation on Nara from Robotix resurfacing.
Posted by matticus prime on June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:48pm CDT
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:08pm CDT
Could never get past the Playskool aesthetics of TFA.
These… I've been waiting for since those first Toy Fair pics, even though I've yet to watch an episode of "Prime."
For me, the holy grail of TFs is a motorcycle with a great 'bot mode. Arcee is the pinnacle of perfection so far. I really hope the paint apps on these carry over to actual production. All three of these are win. Win! WIN!
(Though I am sad that Bumblebee may never be a little "bug" again.)
Posted by retrothomas on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:15pm CDT
One complaint: Arcee doesn't have the "wings" like in the show and instead his big arm panels. That makes me a bit sad. I wonder if I can do some kind of hack to move those things and peg them in on her back to make her more show-accurate?
Other than that whining though, I'm super excited to collect all these guys! I can't wait to see Bulkhead and hopefully Wheeljack, Knockout... pretty much everyone!
Posted by sabrigami on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:16pm CDT
Posted by Blurrz on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:17pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:One way or another I am going to own each of them. Do my eyes decieve me, or do the little cards say the release date is in July? If that was true, that would be amazing
Haha, good to see you around sweetie ^_^ [/color]
Posted by sabrigami on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:20pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:sabrigami wrote:One way or another I am going to own each of them. Do my eyes decieve me, or do the little cards say the release date is in July? If that was true, that would be amazing
Haha, good to see you around sweetie ^_^ [/color]
Glad to see you too. I'm always around, I just don't post much anymore because Tfs have been a little boring as far as releases are concerned I haven't bought a single Tf last month because of it, I'm dying for some new stuff atm
Posted by outerglow on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:20pm CDT
Posted by freaky777 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:22pm CDT
Posted by Metal Millitia on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:27pm CDT
Posted by Starscream GaGa on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
Posted by Fortress Rodimus on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:54pm CDT
Posted by Duskfall on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:55pm CDT
Posted by Blurrz on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:01pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:Glad to see you too. I'm always around, I just don't post much anymore because Tfs have been a little boring as far as releases are concerned I haven't bought a single Tf last month because of it, I'm dying for some new stuff atm
Haha, I know what you mean. I'm sure the TF:Prime toy line will breathe life into both of us! [/color]
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:05pm CDT
Bring on Soundwave and Skyquake!