First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 12:50PM CDT

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We knew there would be a Transformers Busy Book coming out soon but we didn't know what it lookd like or which figures it woudl include. Amazon updated their listing with images of the book, the playmat it comes with and the 12 figures for you to place on the playmat and play with. There are 12 figures in total which are 6 characters in their robot and alt modes. These are all G1 based with slight cartoon styles that were previously found on the Go Karts. It is unsure if this style is just for merchandising or for future media.

The figures included with this busy book are:

Optimus Prime and his truck alt mode
Bumblebee and his car alt mode
Hot Rod and his car alt mode
Megatron and his tank alt mode
Soundwave and his suburban alt mode
Starscream and his jet alt mode

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat
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Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1897662)
Posted by LSHeroes21 on July 19th, 2017 @ 1:03pm CDT
These are rumored to be the model designs for the new Boulder Media show. Hasbro has had two different licensors use this exact artwork. Doubt that's just a random bit of art they did for no reason.
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1897678)
Posted by Silverwing on July 19th, 2017 @ 2:28pm CDT
LSHeroes21 wrote:These are rumored to be the model designs for the new Boulder Media show. Hasbro has had two different licensors use this exact artwork. Doubt that's just a random bit of art they did for no reason.


In that case, there's cause to be optimistic about the new series! The only qualm I would have is how close to the IDW designs they are, especially Prime and Starscream. I was hoping for a bit more of a distinct look, but as it is, these aren't bad at all!
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1897698)
Posted by Kyleor on July 19th, 2017 @ 3:55pm CDT
Anyone else want the playmat to display/pose your collection on or in front of?
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1897738)
Posted by Silverwing on July 19th, 2017 @ 8:19pm CDT
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else want the playmat to display/pose your collection on or in front of?


I certainly wouldn't mind! This whole set has really great value! I wish we had something like this for the main toylines!
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1897758)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2017 @ 9:57pm CDT
Silverwing wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else want the playmat to display/pose your collection on or in front of?


I certainly wouldn't mind! This whole set has really great value! I wish we had something like this for the main toylines!

Eh, I have already bought a few of these Busy Books for my daughter and they toys are ridiculously cheap. Not much more than those dollar store animals you get in a plastic bag. The paint is usually very splotchy and the Jasmine figure we have looks like her face is melting. The story is alsu usually uninspired with a page for each toy saying who they are. You get your money's worth but not much more.
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1897829)
Posted by Kyleor on July 20th, 2017 @ 8:50am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Silverwing wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else want the playmat to display/pose your collection on or in front of?


I certainly wouldn't mind! This whole set has really great value! I wish we had something like this for the main toylines!

Eh, I have already bought a few of these Busy Books for my daughter and they toys are ridiculously cheap. Not much more than those dollar store animals you get in a plastic bag. The paint is usually very splotchy and the Jasmine figure we have looks like her face is melting. The story is alsu usually uninspired with a page for each toy saying who they are. You get your money's worth but not much more.


Keep the playmat, re-sell the toys ;)
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1898665)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on July 22nd, 2017 @ 10:33am CDT
Silverwing wrote:
LSHeroes21 wrote:These are rumored to be the model designs for the new Boulder Media show. Hasbro has had two different licensors use this exact artwork. Doubt that's just a random bit of art they did for no reason.


In that case, there's cause to be optimistic about the new series! The only qualm I would have is how close to the IDW designs they are, especially Prime and Starscream. I was hoping for a bit more of a distinct look, but as it is, these aren't bad at all!


? Robot Prime looks like the classics design, Trukk Prime looks like the CW's design.
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1906014)
Posted by RAR on August 23rd, 2017 @ 2:24pm CDT
There is a number of listings on ebay at the moment for the "Busy Book" figures on their own - they are not much cheaper than the book is.

But they do show some variety of images of them : (Here is an an example using Hot Rod & Soundwave)

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See auctions for more :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transformers- ... 1940480523

&

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12pcs-set-HOT ... 3032347729

I thought it might be of further interest - if the rumour that these are the likeness of the new 2018 cartoon characters is the case.
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1908329)
Posted by Va'al on September 3rd, 2017 @ 6:09am CDT
Adding to our previous look at the figures that come with the Transformers Busy Book, as reported here, we have another couple of images courtesy of an eBay listing showing the whole set of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream, and Hot Rod! Please note that is are non-transforming mini figures in robot and vehicle mode, that accompany the book and the playmat - but they do seem to sport the same design that designer Emiliano Santalucia has been calling Evergreen and that we've seen in recent stories. So check them out, and let us know what you think!

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Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1908451)
Posted by Sunstar on September 3rd, 2017 @ 11:04pm CDT
I pre-ordered it from Amazon. I'll take out the screams, and put the rest in my collection room.
Squee! More screams!
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1918946)
Posted by WreckerJack on October 30th, 2017 @ 7:00am CDT
Thanks to fellow news staffer xRotorstormx we now know that the Transformers busy book has been sighted at Rite Aid in Eaton Rapids, MI. From these wonderful pictures we can see the artwork used in this book. Judging by the style, there could be some hidden hints for the upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse TV show. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hot Rod, Starscream, Megatron, and Soundwave are all available in this set. It is also worthy to note that these figures do not transform, however each character is represented in each mode by two different figures. This means it comes with a total of 12 figures. We can also see in the last image that this book is priced at 14.99 if anyone was wondering.

If you find any new Transformers related products or figures, please be sure to tell us!

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Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1918952)
Posted by Kurona on October 30th, 2017 @ 9:02am CDT
"Now this selfish menace wants to conquer everything -- including Optimus Prime!"

... ehehe.
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1918953)
Posted by frogbat on October 30th, 2017 @ 9:17am CDT
I probably would have loved this as a kid... tho with every piece of TF related merchandise I received and appreciated, I was a little bummed that the money spent on whatever, was not spent on figures instead.
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1918955)
Posted by TulioDude on October 30th, 2017 @ 9:32am CDT
So these designs are gonna be used in the new cartoon?
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1919761)
Posted by Sunstar on November 3rd, 2017 @ 6:05pm CDT
I just got mine, I picked it up for the Starscreams

Paint application is about as good as I expected for the item, which is not that great.

Its a simple pose, actually if I were so inclined, I could use it to make a silicon mould that I could make plaster casts of it. The design seems ot be(for Starscream) IDW-esq
Re: First Images of Transformers Busy Book with Figures and Playmat (1919927)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 4th, 2017 @ 11:55pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:So these designs are gonna be used in the new cartoon?
At the very least, the Cyberverse cartoon seems to be drawing some inspiration from these evergreen designs.

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