Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More

Transformers News: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 8:40AM CST

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Hasbro welcomed a few chinese fans, those who won this contest, to their Shanghai offices to handle the upcoming 2018 toys. One particular fan, Iamnofire shared his thoughts on weibo concerning the upcoming Studio Series toys Grimlock, Blackout, Optimus Prime and Starscream.

Firstly, it seems the leaders, Grimlock and Blackout, will look a lot like their on screen apparances but have very easy transformations. This was hinted at with the bigger panels present on leader Blackout in the leaked images with his feet resembling Leader Ironihide's. The transformation might be on par with that release in terms of complexity. The fan comments on the great deco and paint on Grimlock but says that the weapon (hammer) can not be removed due to transformation. Grimlock's T-Rex mode is said to be about 40 cm long but hollowed out at the bottom. Blackout will come with a small Scorponok (pictured below).

Voyager Optimus Prime has a similar Transformation and design to MPM-4 (and thus Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime) with good poseability. Starscream will come with his rotor blade (also pictured below) and the design of the toy is similar to the Dark of the Moon deluxe.

Keep in mind, these points are translated from Chinese so some parts may be lost or misinterpreted.

Transformers News: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock  Blackout, Voyager Optimus and More

Transformers News: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock  Blackout, Voyager Optimus and More
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Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1923303)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 23rd, 2017 @ 8:52am CST
Voyager Starscream sounds great to me. I like the Deluxe DotM figure quite a bit but felt it was too small and cannot find the upscaled KO so a proper voyager similar to is appealing.

Not sure about 'very easy transformations' on Blackout and Grimlock...that always makes me worried but I'd have to see them properly. And non-removable weapon on Grimlock? Sounds very odd. Voyager Prime sounds good.

Little Scorponok looks great.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1923326)
Posted by Caminus9000 on November 23rd, 2017 @ 11:01am CST
BOUGHT!
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1923360)
Posted by Octobotimus on November 23rd, 2017 @ 4:12pm CST
ok, so as long as its movie accurate, i dont care if transformations are easy to do. second..... that starscream is looking real nice.....wonder if i should sell my rotf one ......
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1923361)
Posted by Quantum Surge on November 23rd, 2017 @ 4:14pm CST
I can't find the pics of the other figures mentioned. The Blackout transformation shouldn't be too bad as long as it's solid and accurate to his scheme. Grimlock's weapon concerns me, but if it's better than the AOE version, I would sort of let it off.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1923416)
Posted by TulioDude on November 23rd, 2017 @ 9:15pm CST
:DANCE:
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1923421)
Posted by william-james88 on November 23rd, 2017 @ 11:01pm CST
Quantum Surge wrote:I can't find the pics of the other figures mentioned. The Blackout transformation shouldn't be too bad as long as it's solid and accurate to his scheme. Grimlock's weapon concerns me, but if it's better than the AOE version, I would sort of let it off.

The pics of those other toys are part of leaks we were asked not to post on the site. There are still no decent pics out there of any of these toys.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1924130)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on November 29th, 2017 @ 12:00pm CST
Ok so, the first Blackout toy, which is a great figure itself, was pretty simple, so I am not worried about that for his leader toy.

Grimlock: it is all gonna depend. I am satisfied with the AoE Leader, so they will need to do something really dramatic, like make a screen accurate dino mode for me to display him in that mode, for me to get him.

Voyager Prime will be a pass, I got the MP among many others.

Starscream: I only have the first movie voyager, so I will almost definitely get him too.

Yay for another Scorponok!!
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925104)
Posted by william-james88 on December 4th, 2017 @ 11:36pm CST
Coming from Weibo, we have what many fans have long been waiting for, a clear image of leader Blackout. We have known of this toy for a while and for a complete list of all the other toys part o the Transformers Studio Series line, you can click here. This is the image of the back of his box which not only gives us an image of Blackout in his robot mode and alt mode but plenty of other details too. We see the Scorponok figure he comes with (again) along with the amount of transformation steps, which is 46. This is odd since previous reports said he was on the simple side and he is not devoid of kibble, with his feet showing obvious alt mode panels. We should also remember that The Last Knight Leader Megatron was said to be 30 steps, and while that may be accurate, he was not overly complex.

We also have a very brief bio which says that Decepticon Blackout shocks human defenses with unstoppable force.

Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925110)
Posted by Quantum Surge on December 4th, 2017 @ 11:56pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Blackout leaked, currently working on story


It may have some big alt mode chunks, but so far, so good! Now let's hope he is not smaller than other Leaders!
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925122)
Posted by ToaLeePrime on December 5th, 2017 @ 12:56am CST
My body is ready!...but my wallet, not so much. :lol:
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925123)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 5th, 2017 @ 1:16am CST
Looks pretty darn cool to me. Wasn't expecting Masterpiece or 3rd party type of complexity. This looks a huge upgrade over the 2007 voyager in loks, shape, detail and of course size and his CGI model is kinda kibbly itself anyways so this is certainly Blackout to me. Still amazed he even gets a brand new leader class toy after 10 years of hoping.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925126)
Posted by megatronus on December 5th, 2017 @ 1:32am CST
And I thought I was done with movie toys :HEADHURTS:
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925127)
Posted by Rated X on December 5th, 2017 @ 1:33am CST
Nice !
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925131)
Posted by Octobotimus on December 5th, 2017 @ 2:02am CST

sweet primus, i wasn't expecting that ! . this thing is amazing !!!

tho the hands are looking odd to me.... but eh whatevs.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925132)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on December 5th, 2017 @ 2:02am CST
OMG!!!!!!!! =P~
He is so much more then I could have ever hoped for, way nicer looking then his Voyager Class figure from 2007, and what else can I say except...............WOW!!! :michaelbay:
Pure awesomeness, and I can't wait to see more figures from this line.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925140)
Posted by Deadput on December 5th, 2017 @ 4:42am CST
Hey that's pretty good.

I'll buy him and place him in my "personal canon" universe so I can finally have a Blackout among my Decepticon high command, (I would buy him for a movie collection but I missed out on too many figures in the past to actually dedicate myself to a proper movie verse collection)
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925142)
Posted by steals_your_goats on December 5th, 2017 @ 5:07am CST
william-james88 wrote:


Expectation vs reality


That's a lot of grey. And before anyone says it's an unpainted prototype look at Scorponok who looks the same as the box art, and blackout has the same tampos in bot and helicopter mode.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925144)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 5th, 2017 @ 5:27am CST
Looks the same as me. Just difference from professionally done higher contrast photo for box image and blurry lower contrast phone camera photo. Colours and markings look the same. Real proof comes from when you get to see the figure with your own eyes.
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925146)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 5th, 2017 @ 6:02am CST
william-james88 wrote:Coming from Weibo, we have what many fans have long been waiting for, a clear image of leader Blackout. We have known of this toy for a while and for a complete list of all the other toys part o the Transformers Studio Series line, you can click here. This is the image of the back of his box which not only gives us an image of Blackout in his robot mode and alt mode but plenty of other details too. We see the Scorponok figure he comes with (again) along with the amount of transformation steps, which is 46. This is odd since previous reports said he was on the simple side and he is not devoid of kibble, with his feet showing obvious alt mode panels. We should also remember that The Last Knight Leader Megatron was said to be 30 steps, and while that may be accurate, he was not overly complex.

We also have a very brief bio which says that Decepticon Blackout shocks human defenses with unstoppable force.


Well I'll be damned. Has Hastak finally learned from the 3rd party market?
Re: Fan Reports on Handling 2018 Transformers Movie Leaders Grimlock and Blackout, Voyager Optimus Prime and More (1925151)
Posted by DeathReviews on December 5th, 2017 @ 6:55am CST
Well that leader Blackout looks a lot better than the 2007 voyager version. But that ain’t exactly shootin’ for the moon now, is it..?
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