Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars"

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 5:35pm CDT

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Directly from The Hollywood Reporter, we have a story about how Hasbro is planning a 3-4 year spanning Prime Wars trilogy (which includes Titan Wars/Titans Return) across its many media facets including toys and comics.

the hollywood reporter wrote:Hasbro will unveil a 'Prime Wars Trilogy' epic tale, with the 'Titans Return' arc featuring Sentinel Prime.
In a rare move for the toy world, Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys, media partners and storytelling to form a multiyear epic tale, titled the Prime Wars Trilogy.

Prime Wars will provide a framework for Transformers storytelling across multiple mediums and consumer products for the next three to four years. The move follows similar steps being taken by Hasbro and Paramount Pictures to formulate a plan for a cohesive cinematic universe that unfolds over the next 10 years.

"We decided to initiate the creation of a bigger deeper worlds," said David Erwin who heads Hasbro’s Transformers story team. "The fan reaction was really good. And that’s when we decided we wanted to make this a trilogy and really make this immersive. And when we say immersive, that means to create that experience across all different platforms, to take it across everything that we do."

Currently, the comics, Machinima digital series and Activision video games are in the middle of a storyline titled The Combiner Wars. That will wrap up sometime in time in summer 2016 to be followed by a chapter titled "Titans Return" in the fall.

That storyline will feature the biggest Transformers robots in existence, fan-favorite Sentinel Prime and the return of a beloved action feature from the '80s: robots that convert into heads for bigger robots. It will play out across the entire Transformers Generations toyline and in IDW Publishing’s line of comics, as well as digital gaming.

Following "Titans Return," the trilogy will conclude in late 2017 or early 2018 with the third chapter.

Erwin is now heading a war room of storytellers that are mapping out the arc of the trilogy. Much of the heavy lifting will be done by IDW’s comics.

The company’s two Transformers comics are among its best-sellers and a third title is on the way.

Among the new aspects being highlighted are female Transformers such as Windblade and Victorion.

"Our demo for our readership is incredibly diverse but it’s pretty close to being half men and half women," said Transformers writer John Barber of IDW.


Transformers News: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars"

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Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732215)
Posted by Cyberstrike on October 7th, 2015 @ 5:38pm CDT
This is could be really good if Hasbro gets all parties involved on the same page if not this will be nothing short a disaster.
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732216)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 7th, 2015 @ 5:41pm CDT
Well, so long to good story telling in the comics. Please, Sweet Baby Jesus, make them leave MTMTE out of it.
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732217)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 7th, 2015 @ 5:42pm CDT
Ah, so the Astrotrain-looking figure with an Optimus head is actually Sentinel Prime.

I could possibly dig that. :-?
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732221)
Posted by william-james88 on October 7th, 2015 @ 5:47pm CDT
If I read that correctly, we are already through the first part of the trilogy. First it was Combiner Wars, then it is Titans Return/Titan Wars and then there will bea third part. Is that what you guys gather too?

And yeah, it looks like MTMTE will be untouched.
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732237)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 7th, 2015 @ 6:22pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:If I read that correctly, we are already through the first part of the trilogy. First it was Combiner Wars, then it is Titans Return/Titan Wars and then there will bea third part. Is that what you guys gather too?

And yeah, it looks like MTMTE will be untouched.


I dunno. Skullcruncher showed up in MTME recently, and is getting a new toy in this line. Could be just a toy release, and no real role in the fiction, but you never know.
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732253)
Posted by Randomhero on October 7th, 2015 @ 7:02pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:If I read that correctly, we are already through the first part of the trilogy. First it was Combiner Wars, then it is Titans Return/Titan Wars and then there will bea third part. Is that what you guys gather too?

And yeah, it looks like MTMTE will be untouched.


I dunno. Skullcruncher showed up in MTME recently, and is getting a new toy in this line. Could be just a toy release, and no real role in the fiction, but you never know.



It was just a cameo. He's not in mtmte, he's on Cybertron doing stand up.

In all respect MTMTE is book 2, the B book. James has a story that's he's being allowed to tell and its contained...well as contained mtmte can be. not-RID, till all are one and even sins of th wreckers are all intertwined in the galactic scale of the transformers universe that John has been playing with.

Unless said so by James and John, the most interactions mtmte will have with these events will be what its contributed to with likes of combiner wars, which was characters dropping out for a few months.
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732283)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 7th, 2015 @ 8:16pm CDT
Sentinel Prime. Never saw that one coming. This could be interesting :BOT:
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732332)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 7th, 2015 @ 9:21pm CDT
Hopefully it will be just one comic style this timee i hope its the style they use usually for robots in disguise not that very dark art ,and also so this means lots of g1 nostalgia to come if yes i am going to be lovein' it and my wallet will be hatin' me for it!
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732404)
Posted by Randomhero on October 7th, 2015 @ 11:03pm CDT
I'm starting to wonder if this means Scorponok will be returning. While he was the creator of the headmaster tech he did resurrect it
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732407)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 7th, 2015 @ 11:05pm CDT
Since Randomhero brought it up, it would be nice for Scorponok to return. He's been gone a long time :BOT:
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732427)
Posted by william-james88 on October 7th, 2015 @ 11:48pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Since Randomhero brought it up, it would be nice for Scorponok to return. He's been gone a long time :BOT:


Yes and no. He was just there last year twice. One for Botcon 2014 and another in the form of Megazarak which at first sold for like crazy money and evetually was 75% off.

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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 7th, 2015 @ 11:50pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Since Randomhero brought it up, it would be nice for Scorponok to return. He's been gone a long time :BOT:


Yes and no. He was just there last year twice. One for Botcon 2014 and another in the form of Megazarak which at first sold for like crazy money and evetually was 75% off.

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I was more referring to the character in the IDW story arc. Been gone since Maximum Dynobots :BOT:
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Posted by william-james88 on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:01am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I was more referring to the character in the IDW story arc. Been gone since Maximum Dynobots :BOT:


Damn it again, sorry D-Max, I keep pulling a sabrblade and correcting everythign you say, and unlike Sabr I dont even know what I am talking about since once again I misunderstood what you wrote about.

For the sake of us still being friends I will say this: I hope for you that they do eventually release the technobots.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:09am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I was more referring to the character in the IDW story arc. Been gone since Maximum Dynobots :BOT:


Damn it again, sorry D-Max, I keep pulling a sabrblade and correcting everythign you say, and unlike Sabr I dont even know what I am talking about since once again I misunderstood what you wrote about.

For the sake of us still being friends I will say this: I hope for you that they do eventually release the technobots.

You are forgiven Will. Don't worry so much, I don't get offended easily :lol:

And Thanks, about time you supported the technobots! Show off the smart-guy love! :BOT:
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Posted by william-james88 on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:16am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:You are forgiven Will. Don't worry so much, I don't get offended easily :lol:

And Thanks, about time you supported the technobots! Show off the smart-guy love! :BOT:


You know its funny, I want the technobots as much as you. I find the 2 coolest combienrs to be Abominus and Computron simply because they have the most interestingly designed components. I would love to see what Hasbro would come up with for a deluxe sized Blot, for instance.

But I am also a realist and a pragmatist. With all the evidence I see before me as a news staff member, I become like Computron seeing the lesser percentage chance of the technobots being made. And I dont like getting my hopes up. So I just accept that they wont come. Like that if they do, then I will be super happy, and if they dont then I will have been correct in my assumptions and it gives me a bit of comfort, in a very odd way.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:20am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:You are forgiven Will. Don't worry so much, I don't get offended easily :lol:

And Thanks, about time you supported the technobots! Show off the smart-guy love! :BOT:


You know its funny, I want the technobots as much as you. I find the 2 coolest combienrs to be Abominus and Computron simply because they have the most interestingly designed components. I would love to see what Hasbro would come up with for a deluxe sized Blot, for instance.

But I am also a realist and a pragmatist. With all the evidence I see before me as a news staff member, I become like Computron seeing the lesser percentage chance of the technobots being made. And I dont like getting my hopes up. So I just accept that they wont come. Like that if they do, then I will be super happy, and if they dont then I will have been correct in my assumptions and it gives me a bit of comfort, in a very odd way.

There is always an eventually. It may not be now, but it will come eventually :BOT:
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Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:23am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:You are forgiven Will. Don't worry so much, I don't get offended easily :lol:

And Thanks, about time you supported the technobots! Show off the smart-guy love! :BOT:


You know its funny, I want the technobots as much as you. I find the 2 coolest combienrs to be Abominus and Computron simply because they have the most interestingly designed components. I would love to see what Hasbro would come up with for a deluxe sized Blot, for instance.

But I am also a realist and a pragmatist. With all the evidence I see before me as a news staff member, I become like Computron seeing the lesser percentage chance of the technobots being made. And I dont like getting my hopes up. So I just accept that they wont come. Like that if they do, then I will be super happy, and if they dont then I will have been correct in my assumptions and it gives me a bit of comfort, in a very odd way.


There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we will get the technobots, with a more completely re-shelled scattershot (this one will be the proto-type that fits the play-pattern, a later one could then have a much higher budget allowance) they have a standardized system for combining, they WILL milk it for every f$cking cent it can get, or they aren't a big corporation focused on making money - and if they truly don't, I will actually be speechless.

They probably just want the 'combiner fatigue' or 'mold fatigue' to wear off first.
Re: Hasbro is uniting its Transformers toys and media for multiyear epic "Prime Wars" (1732473)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:50am CDT
So we're getting a great big yellow and red space shuttle, eh?
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 8th, 2015 @ 8:44am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So we're getting a great big yellow and red space shuttle, eh?

Would appear so :BOT:
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Posted by Dr. Caelus on October 8th, 2015 @ 9:24am CDT
Okay, so...

Nexus Prime and Onyx Prime collaborate on Headmasters before the Primes disappear, as an experiment in combiner technology.

Galvatron blasts the Enigma of Combination into space because he considers their experiment to be an abomination.

Alpha Trion goes to Earth to find the Enigma of Combination.

Blackrock - with his little beard and glasses - appears on Earth, knowing a LOT about Cybertronian technology.

Alpha Trion is incapacitated.

Blackrock produces the Enigma of Combination, and claims his ancient family - descendents of one of Earth's first epic heroes - has been guarding it since it showed up.

Blackrock - exhibiting a surprising grasp of ancient Cybertronian - hacks the Enigma of Combination to get its source code.

Blackrock uses the source code from Nexus Prime's Enigma of Combination to create the Onyx Project.

Onyx allows Blackrock to connect to everything, and thereby see everything, and describes it using the word "Triptych" - recall that Onyx Prime's artifact is supposed to be the Triptych mask, which essentially allowed him to see everything, as well.

Blackrock reveals that, using this new found omniscience, he's determined that he does not have a soul, but does not know why.


So...

Maybe Blackrock is Alpha Trion's holomatter avatar that's gone rogue, but using Alpha Trion's latent knowledge of the Prime's, their relics, and their languages, has used one relic (the Enigma of Combination) to try and bootleg another relic (the Triptych Mask) in order to gain access to forbidden knowledge - possibly providing the basis for the Titan Master technology? And maybe he or Alpha Trion is the one that calls the Titans back to Cybertron?

But what role does Sentinel Prime play? I thought he was very, very dead. I guess Alpha Trion pulled Ironhide from the other side, so maybe he can do the same with Sentinel Prime.

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