Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers

Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 12:11pm CDT

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Big news to share today, folks! As you know by now, Hasbro has been asking for fan input for a while, and thanks to that we have Deluxe Class Windblade (which you can see her Hasbro and Takara galleries here) and we've even been given the chance to pick a new combiner team, as well as the combiner's nemesis Galvatronus!

However, the biggest news of all has just been revealed thanks to USA Today: the fan-built combiner's name is Victorion and SHE is comprised of SIX fembots! A full team of combining fembots which is a first for the Transformers brand. WE did it, everyone! We had our voices heard and in a sign of changing times, we have female characters finally making an impact along with the male characters. It's about doggone time and well overdue.

Here's the snippet confirming this info:

And for the '80s generation now having their own children, especially dads with daughters, "it's very important for them to have strong female characters so that they can relate and bridge that love with their kids," adds Mairghread Scott, a writer for the animated series as well as IDW's Transformers: Windblade comics.

Windblade means a lot to fans because, well, they helped build her last year through polls to determine her personality traits and abilities. And Victorion, a new "Combiner" Transformer comprised of six different female Autobots and a result of another recent fan-built poll, is rolling out in the July comic Transformers: Combiner Hunters and debuting in toy form in the near future.


This article also revealed that Windblade will be coming to the Transformers Robots In Disguise cartoon. View our article about this by clicking here.

You can read the full article titled "Female 'Transformers' come to the fore" on USA Today's website.

Transformers News: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Credit(s): USA Today


This article was last modified on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 1:03pm CDT

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Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678256)
Posted by ScottyP on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:13pm CDT
Really cool news. Well done, Hasbro. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678257)
Posted by MrBlack on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:13pm CDT
Combiner Hunters was just announced via IDW's July solicitations. Windblade, Chromia, and Arcee team up to stop another combiner, apparently this new one.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678258)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:16pm CDT
MrBlack wrote:Combiner Hunters was just announced via IDW's July solicitations. Windblade, Chromia, and Arcee team up to stop another combiner, apparently this new one.


Thank you for the heads up, correcting now. *brofist*
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678259)
Posted by Stumpybot on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:16pm CDT
PAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! best go get my sunglasses, some fanboys will be having meltdowns tonight!

In all seriousness, I voted for this, its good to see others did too, celebrate the past all you want but sometimes you have to build the future.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678260)
Posted by Archanubis on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:20pm CDT
Saw the video for her appearance on Robots in Disguise on the TFWiki Facebook page. The VA sounds awfully familiar. :CON:
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678261)
Posted by JasonCanty79 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:20pm CDT
SWEEET! Finlay :APPLAUSE: . Though most of the fans had long Suspected that this would be the outcome for Gender and Name.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678262)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:21pm CDT
Stumpybot wrote:PAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! best go get my sunglasses, some fanboys will be having meltdowns tonight!

In all seriousness, I voted for this, its good to see others did too, celebrate the past all you want but sometimes you have to build the future.


Indeed. I can't wait. I've never had a problem with fembots and we waited WAAAAAAY too long for Arcee and Chromia, as well as Windblade. Energon Arcee and the Bayverse versions were nice tries, but these are the real deal, awesome characters and figures deserving of their newfound popularity.

It's not just a boy's world anymore and everyone, especially the fans, needs to move forward, not backward. We all need to evolve a bit.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678263)
Posted by King Kuuga on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:25pm CDT
"They meant to say Combiner Wars"
News staff confirmed for not reading each other's news. :P


I am super excited for this. Windblade in RID and a new combiner made of six fembots? HECK YEAH. I can't wait to see the design unveiled. I kind of wish Combiner Hunters was the Free Comic Book Day issue, but I'll pick it up either way. It's a great time to be a transformers fan.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678266)
Posted by JasonCanty79 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:29pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Stumpybot wrote:PAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! best go get my sunglasses, some fanboys will be having meltdowns tonight!

In all seriousness, I voted for this, its good to see others did too, celebrate the past all you want but sometimes you have to build the future.


Indeed. I can't wait. I've never had a problem with fembots and we waited WAAAAAAY too long for Arcee and Chromia, as well as Windblade. Energon Arcee and the Bayverse versions were nice tries, but these are the real deal, awesome characters and figures deserving of their newfound popularity.

It's not just a boy's world anymore and everyone, especially the fans, needs to move forward, not backward. We all need to evolve a bit.



Cool to see Windblade's TF RID/Adventure look will look almost exactly the same as her Generations/IDW look. But probably be a bit more sturdy. While I like her figure, Shes almost 3rd Party/Collector level in care you need to play with her.

I REALLY hope we get to see Overide/NitroConvoy soon with Blurr going to Velocitron.
ALso need to see Elita-1 and A3 and other Older Fembots. Windblade is great, really great. But now that Arcee and Chromia have gotten their figures, others should too. :) :DANCE:
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678267)
Posted by King Kuuga on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:29pm CDT
Archanubis wrote:Saw the video for her appearance on Robots in Disguise on the TFWiki Facebook page. The VA sounds awfully familiar. :CON:

Her voice actress is Kristy Wu, who apparently had a recurring role on Buffy.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678268)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:33pm CDT
That Bot wrote:"They meant to say Combiner Wars"
News staff confirmed for not reading each other's news. :P


Yes, yes. Dur hur.

>:oP
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678273)
Posted by Rated X on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:44pm CDT
I would be more excited if they were going to use new molds with actual fembot bodies instead of repainted male bodies with fembot heads. Robobutch is not going to be very feminine in my opinion no matter what shade of pink or pastel easter egg colors they paint her. >:oP
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678274)
Posted by william-james88 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:45pm CDT
While this is great news, I cannot help but feel that this was planned all along. Jerry Jivoins said in all his intereviews that the combiner "could" be female well before the vote ever went live. Plus, while the 6 bots making this combiner will be female, the molds used were all used for male bots meaning that, like in G1 (not in a good way), they arent given their own molds and are still byproducts of masculine designs.

Sorry for being such a debbie downer, but I find it kind of lame that they are throwing a fanfare about them being female when they wont go out of their way to make them special by giving them their own different molds.

Also, side question: what was the result for the torso?
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678276)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:46pm CDT
While it is an overdue first, the fact that all 6 will be "pink repaints" (not entirely literally, but you know what I mean) of toys designed to represent male characters makes this seem like the triumphant debut of a team of super-heroines who are all based on established male superheroes. I know it sort of has to be, but it still makes me think of Ms. PacMan.
"And this marshmallow's got a bow on her head!"

But it is important that all 6 component bots be identified on the packaging as female as well. I'm pretty sure the family-values crowd would completely lose their s#!t over any toy that encouraged their children to mix and match male and female body parts, which is why there have been no female Marvel characters in Hero Mashers to date. Now while there's certainly more leeway with robot parts, I think the only reason Robot Mashers Strongarm is going to slip under the radar is that these same parents probably won't even notice she's supposed to be female, and that little Noah is mix and matching Transmorphodites. But with NBC's current series on kids self-identifying as transgender way before puberty, I guess that's an untapped market as far as toy role-models go, so Victorion Scrambling in some limbs from other teams is something kids should be able to do...the boxes just shouldn't emphasize that you can is all, to avoid any backlash.

Of course, personally, I'm just plain happy about this!
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678277)
Posted by MartianSpyGirl1996 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:48pm CDT
Things just became a whole lot more interesting! I will definitely be buying Victorion, read Combiner Hunters, and continue to watch RID15... and I like how we are getting a female Rescue Bot as well, even if I've only ever watched the show about two times. This is pure win. Great job Hasbro! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Now let the misogyny run rampant... :roll:
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678278)
Posted by Evil Eye on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:48pm CDT
Well given the extent of the remolds we've seen on CW figures thus far I wouldn't be surprised if they were heavily retooled to look more feminine. Regardless, this is AWESOME news. I'll be buying her for sure.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678279)
Posted by RhA on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:49pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I would be more excited if they were going to use new molds with actual fembot bodies instead of repainted male bodies with fembot heads. Robobutch is not going to be very feminine in my opinion no matter what shade of pink or pastel easter egg colors they paint her. >:oP

I'm sure some third party will make a bunch of robo-boob add-ons so you're less confused about it all. Maybe wait untill those get knocked off so they can be cheap as well.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678280)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:49pm CDT
We've seen what Hasbro is capable of in terms of remolds and reshells, especially in this line. How do we know the fembots that come out of these molds won't be drastically changed and feminine? We don't. Let's not go throwing in the towel just yet.

I'd ask for patience, but that's like jumping into fire and expecting to not get immolated.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678282)
Posted by Evil Eye on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:50pm CDT
RhA wrote:
Rated X wrote:I would be more excited if they were going to use new molds with actual fembot bodies instead of repainted male bodies with fembot heads. Robobutch is not going to be very feminine in my opinion no matter what shade of pink or pastel easter egg colors they paint her. >:oP

I'm sure some third party will make a bunch of robo-boob add-ons so you're less confused about it all. Maybe wait untill those get knocked off so they can be cheap as well.

Welp, I have a new sig quote.
Re: Fan Built Combiner "Victorion" to be comprised of 6 Female Transformers (1678283)
Posted by Editor on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:52pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I would be more excited if they were going to use new molds with actual fembot bodies instead of repainted male bodies with fembot heads. Robobutch is not going to be very feminine in my opinion no matter what shade of pink or pastel easter egg colors they paint her. >:oP


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Pink? I didn't see that as an option. :-B

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