Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Sunday, September 10th, 2017 7:08pm CDT

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One really cool bonus of having a Transformers convention right near Hasbro's head office is that Hasbro can treat fans to lots of behind the scenes tidbits we wouldn't have elsewhere. In this particular case, Hasbro stocked Hascon full of Transformers grey models (finished prototypes) of various Transformers toys across many different lines. Plus, there were even some unreleased figures present like a movie Blaster from Dark of the Moon deluxe Soundwave as well as Prime Scraplets.

We have a whole gallery dedicated to these and you can click here or on any image below to get to it.

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON

Transformers News: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON


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Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1909998)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on September 10th, 2017 @ 7:18pm CDT
I'm assuming the yellow/grey plastic on Max is to show which parts are borrowed from metroplex? (It's normally either that or different materials eg softer plastic, which I don't believe max has). That's actually really neat to see!

Also, why is that scraplet alarmingly adorable :x
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910003)
Posted by Sunburnninja on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:10pm CDT
Inferno as a redeco of Soundwave looks amazing, I really wish they released that.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910004)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:15pm CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:I'm assuming the yellow/grey plastic on Max is to show which parts are borrowed from metroplex? (It's normally either that or different materials eg softer plastic, which I don't believe max has). That's actually really neat to see!
Yeah, it looks like all the cream parts are those that were carried over from Metroplex, with the gray parts being new.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910005)
Posted by Quantum Surge on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:16pm CDT
Don't really like the DOTM Blaster. If anything, I'd imagine a Movieverse Blaster being designed more like Movie 1 Stockade. Like the Scraplets set, but it's interesting to see WFC Bumblebee and FE Bumblebee in the same set (I know Hasbro made the Aligned continuity have both the games and the show together, but besides Arms Micron Shockwave (reuse of FOC Shockwave), we never got any two packs like this that acknowledge the connection between WFC/FOC and Prime.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910006)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:21pm CDT
Sunburnninja wrote:Inferno as a redeco of Soundwave looks amazing, I really wish they released that.
That's Blaster.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910007)
Posted by Budder Prime on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:25pm CDT
A live action film series Blaster.. WHY DIDN'T WE GET THIS!? :-( :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910010)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:53pm CDT
Qwan wrote:I know I'm not Takara, but if I had to guess, it's probably because it didn't need to be. I agree that it seems like a bad business-move to release the exact same thing at a higher price, but what could we possibly (reasonably) have asked for that Hasbro didn't already do?


Paint on the Titan Master for one.

Plus a darker grey plastic to be more show accurate.

Plus, he wasnt released at a higher price. Isnt Trypticon $299 AUD where you are? Thats 26080 Yen and he's currently being sold for 15682 Yen at Japanese retail so about $179 AUD. Its Hasbro (well more like your local TRU) who is selling the same thing at a higher price.

Anyways, its all different markets, Hasbro and Takara arent competing for our dollars, and on average both Legends Trypticon and Titans Return Trypticon sold for the same amount in their respective markets.

Kurona wrote:People were trying to use the glossy wall's reflection to sneak a peak at the back of Starscream's box, so Hasbro later put a sheet of paper behind the box to stop that.

I dont know why, the back of POTP Voyagers dont have cross sells of different classes and dont show the combined mode. They only show the official images we already saw plus the power masters you can plug into them.

Sabrblade wrote:
ArmadaPrime wrote:I'm assuming the yellow/grey plastic on Max is to show which parts are borrowed from metroplex? (It's normally either that or different materials eg softer plastic, which I don't believe max has). That's actually really neat to see!
Yeah, it looks like all the cream parts are those that were carried over from Metroplex, with the gray parts being new.


Man, that made me realize that Fort Max reuses the Metroplex runways. I dont own Metroplex so I never connected that aspect. Man, now I am pissed again that it couldnt be ramps like in G1 to both increase playability and cover those damn fists :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910013)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 10th, 2017 @ 9:06pm CDT
Pretty interesting gallery to say the least.

- Indeed, the yellow parts on the Fortress Maximus prototype are repurposed from Metroplex. Quite a lot actually, I'd say between 30% and 40%.
- the TR Megatron is a hybrid, as it uses the Blitzwing chest and not the Megatron one. Oops?
- DotM Skywarp, Blaster, G2-colored Space Case... Battle Damaged WfC and Prime FE Bumblebee with Scraplets. So much lost potential :-(
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910017)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2017 @ 9:17pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:- DotM Skywarp

But we did get that one.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910021)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 10th, 2017 @ 9:22pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:- DotM Skywarp

But we did get that one.


Via TakaraTomy, but not via Hasbro. Note how there are some deco differences between the two:

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Transformers Dark of the Moon Skywarp Gallery

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Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910028)
Posted by Qwan on September 10th, 2017 @ 9:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Pretty interesting gallery to say the least.
[...]
- the TR Megatron is a hybrid, as it uses the Blitzwing chest and not the Megatron one. Oops?
And Blitzwing's tank barrel too. In fact it looks like this might just be Blitzwing with Megatron's head, possibly from the earlier stages of secondary-use planning. (Though without colors, where does the point of differentiation lie between Blitz and Megs anyway?)


william-james88 wrote:
Qwan wrote:I know I'm not Takara, but if I had to guess, it's probably because it didn't need to be. I agree that it seems like a bad business-move to release the exact same thing at a higher price, but what could we possibly (reasonably) have asked for that Hasbro didn't already do?


Paint on the Titan Master for one.

Plus a darker grey plastic to be more show accurate.
Fair points, though I'm inclined to agree with the idea I've seen floating around that perhaps the darker shade of grey is being reserved for a hypothetical Gigastorm (some sort of exclusive, probably, if it does happen by some small chance). Painted Titan Master though, I'll admit I totally forgot about that one. Points conceded.

william-james88 wrote:Plus, he wasnt released at a higher price. Isnt Trypticon $299 AUD where you are? Thats 26080 Yen and he's currently being sold for 15682 Yen at Japanese retail so about $179 AUD. Its Hasbro (well more like your local TRU) who is selling the same thing at a higher price.

Anyways, its all different markets, Hasbro and Takara arent competing for our dollars, and on average both Legends Trypticon and Titans Return Trypticon sold for the same amount in their respective markets.
Yeah, you're right! I guess I confused import costs with actual cost of the item; I tend to forget sometimes that Takara is first and foremost a toy company for Japan, rather than a collectables service that operates out of Japan for us Westerners to get our fancy toys. :lol:
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910033)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2017 @ 10:48pm CDT
Qwan wrote: I tend to forget sometimes that Takara is first and foremost a toy company for Japan, rather than a collectables service that operates out of Japan for us Westerners to get our fancy toys. :lol:

:lol: happens to the best of us ;)^

I mean I totally get where you are coming from when people weigh pros and cons and take the complete cost into account, makes sense. But here we were talking about business decisions, and Takara sees 0 extra profit from the extra fee importers add to those product to recoup their costs.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910040)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 11th, 2017 @ 12:39am CDT
So no Predaking at all? Hasbro is saving him for a later reveal? And we only saw 2 Terrorcons.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910045)
Posted by Rysquad on September 11th, 2017 @ 1:21am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:So no Predaking at all? Hasbro is saving him for a later reveal? And we only saw 2 Terrorcons.


Toy Fair 2018, right?
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910066)
Posted by Deathsanras on September 11th, 2017 @ 5:51am CDT
No captions.

Context is king.
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910087)
Posted by Kurona on September 11th, 2017 @ 8:08am CDT
As the buzz from the reveals at Hascon 2017 this weekend winds down, it might be easy to forget that the brand new convention had an exclusive Transformers figure and an early access Transformers figure - Power Bank Optimus Prime and Titans Return Arcee respectively! While many have gotten their hands on the two by now, they will be sold online as of September 20th. Click here for Arcee ($24.99), click here for Power Bank Optimus Prime ($49.99), and click the image below to go to the entire Hascon Exclusives shop before telling us what you think in the forums!

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Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910090)
Posted by mblase75 on September 11th, 2017 @ 8:13am CDT
Not "available UNTIL 9/20" -- they're "available STARTING 9/20".
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910091)
Posted by Va'al on September 11th, 2017 @ 8:16am CDT
mblase75 wrote:Not "available UNTIL 9/20" -- they're "available STARTING 9/20".


It's already been edited, don't worry. :D
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910094)
Posted by william-james88 on September 11th, 2017 @ 8:24am CDT
Rysquad wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:So no Predaking at all? Hasbro is saving him for a later reveal? And we only saw 2 Terrorcons.


Toy Fair 2018, right?


NYCC October 5 – 8, 2017
Re: Gallery for Grey Models and Unreleased Figures like Movie Blaster on Display at #HASCON (1910102)
Posted by griftimus prime on September 11th, 2017 @ 8:44am CDT
kinda pricey. will these be available in stores?

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