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Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 4:17PM CST

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Hasbro have issued another Press Release, this time relating to the release of Premium Series Movie figures.

TRANSFORMERS Movie Premium Series Rolls Out to Retail!
Continuing in Spring ’08, TRANSFORMERS fans will be able to get the ‘best of’ TRANSFORMERS Movie characters in Deluxe, Voyager and Leader classes at retail! These characters all feature premium deco treatments and finishes and silver foil packaging to create the ultimate collectible movie figures.

Transformers Movie Premium Series DELUXE CLASS (SRPs: $9.99)

Premium Series BARRICADE
Keeping his armor polished and his vehicle mode looking sharp, Premium Series BARRICADE is hoping that MEGATRON will return again soon to lead the DECEPTICONS to glory. In the meantime, BARRICADE has made some changes to his vehicle mode in order to blend in better and bide his time till MEGATRON’s hopeful return.

Premium Series AUTOBOT JAZZ
Since getting off-lined by DECEPTICON BRAWL, AUTOBOT JAZZ has worked with IRONHIDE to upgrade his endoskeleton reinforcements and has kept his vehicle mode absolutely pristine. Something about getting so badly damaged made him care even more than he used to about looking good.

Premium Series BUMBLEBEE
Ever since the final battle against the DECEPTICONS, BUMBLEBEE has been meticulous about his appearance. With Sam’s help he immediately buffed out every scratch in his finish for a premium sales-room shine. But don’t let his premium finish fool you because BUMBLEBEE is always ready for battle against any DECEPTICON enemy with his new battle mask head sculpt.

Transformers Movie Premium Series VOYAGER CLASS (SRPs: $19.99)

Premium Series IRONHIDE
With the war finally over, IRONHIDE is free to return to the simple, easy life he knew before. Captain Lennox has been kind enough to lend him some space in his barn to store the crates containing his weapons collection. In return for IRONHIDE watching over his family while he is away on duty, Lennox keeps the old AUTOBOT warrior in perfect condition.

Premium Series BLACKOUT
The only goals BLACKOUT ever had were to serve MEGATRON, fight for DECEPTICON dominance and be the most perfect soldier he could. He follows orders without question, even to the point of self-termination and maintains himself and his weapons in pristine condition.

Transformers Movie Premium Series LEADER CLASS (SRPs: $39.99)

Premium Series OPTIMUS PRIME
OPTIMUS PRIME now travels the streets of Earth in his super-detailed Semi vehicle mode searching for MEGATRON and his evil DECEPTICON forces. As OPTIMUS PRIME enters the battlefield he is prepared to engage in close combat with his new energy sword and Movie accurate head sculpt.

Premium Series MEGATRON
As MEGATRON reboots to full awareness from the melting ice that has kept him prisoner for ten thousand years, he is prepared to seek revenge for every indignity to which he has been subjected. With his movie accurate detail, MEGATRON is ready to destroy all who stand in his way and finish the battle against those pesky AUTOBOTS!


To check out the Full Press release, including images of the figures, please click here.
Credit(s): Barrelass, Hasbro

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Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636462)
Posted by Agent 007 on February 19th, 2008 @ 4:28pm CST
Wow the bios are lame. And Jazz was killed by Megatron not Brawl. :?
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636493)
Posted by First-Aid on February 19th, 2008 @ 4:49pm CST
I really like the new paint...It really does look metallic (hopefully not because there is LEAD in there...heh heh). Megatron looks SOOOO much better with this coloration than before.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636501)
Posted by Overcracker on February 19th, 2008 @ 4:57pm CST
As OPTIMUS PRIME enters the battlefield he is prepared to engage in close combat with his new energy sword and Movie accurate head sculpt.


"Wait wait, my head-sculpt isn't accurate to the movie, I can't go out to the battlefield looking like this"

"Ahh there much better" I am know Premium Prime, and look... my head sculpt is accurate to my movie appearance, thank you Hasbro designers."
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636503)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:00pm CST
I'm gonna pretty much skip all of Premium.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636519)
Posted by Firebird on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:17pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:I'm gonna pretty much skip all of Premium.


Yea I'm doing the same. Between Botcon and Universe/Animated there are better toys for me to spend my money on then these "premium" repaints.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636535)
Posted by Jazzz on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:34pm CST
Hmm..
thought it'd be released later.
Well, that's good. I still don't have Jazz and Blackout. I also don't have Starscream but Target will release a repaint. I'd love another Bumblebee and Barricade, i can't get enough of their molds.
Though prime and megs are still a maybe.
Megs got a crappy mold but his colors are really nice and prime has a sword plus a new head. but are they worth all the money?
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636556)
Posted by Blurrz on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:04pm CST
Premium line is so pointless. Its just milking. Like.. I know it gives a great chance for people to buy figures they missed. But c'mon.. who could've missed earlier figures?

The main figures were released in June 07, a month before the movie craze started. So that gave a month, which is alot of time for a collector, to collect the movie line figures.

I predict the Premium line going into a downward spiral. Sorry.. that's just me. If Hasbro wanted to attract Collectors into the movie line-up, they should have done it back in June 07
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636560)
Posted by Nekoman on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:10pm CST
Mr.Bond007 wrote:Wow the bios are lame. And Jazz was killed by Megatron not Brawl. :?

Actually in the game Brawl killed Jazz instead of Megatron.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636565)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:17pm CST
Premium series should have a new name 'The vain series'...

It's going to be really hard to find the perfect version to keep in pristine MISB/MOSC condition.

And I guess they already re-wrote movie history, as was mentioned earlier, apparently Brawl just dinged up Jazz, and he was not actually deactivated and ripped in half by Megatron.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636621)
Posted by Autobotic9 on February 19th, 2008 @ 7:31pm CST
I'm gonna get Premium Ironhide because I missed out on the initial releAse
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636656)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:21pm CST
Sweetness! I cant wait to get ironhide and megs.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636677)
Posted by Orion_Prime48 on February 19th, 2008 @ 9:04pm CST
well im skipping all but if I find Optimus and leader Megs (have the original basic Voyager) and OP is the only movie figure im still missing im buying em if I have the money
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636690)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 19th, 2008 @ 9:24pm CST
Even if the toys don't interest me, Ironhide's bio does. I'd love to see them keep that in the TF2 storyline, not to mention, I thought Duhamel did a great job. It'd be cool to see him return.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (636750)
Posted by No Death for Prowl on February 19th, 2008 @ 10:47pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:I'm gonna pretty much skip all of Premium.


I'll have to agree with that, though the Premium Megatron might be worth picking up since I never bought that figure in the first place and he DOES look far better this way. But there was more than just paint job that I found questionable with that figure.

Really, by the time these figures come out, who is going to care about the movie figures anymore to plunk down even more money on figures they already likely have owned in some shape or form? :-?
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (637705)
Posted by olokin on February 21st, 2008 @ 6:12am CST
I agree. they are lame bios. This wave seems to focus more on how the movie characters want to keep their shells pristine.
I hope to get premium BB and maybe Blackout but I won't go out of my way to get them if can't find them in retail.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (638314)
Posted by Raymond101 on February 21st, 2008 @ 5:34pm CST
The toys look good. I really want Premium Prime, Bumbles, Jazz, and Ironhide.

But the bios are definitely the worst. I cringed while reading them.

I miss the Cybertron bios. They were long, didn't waste lines, and were mostly cool.

EDIT: Holy shit I returned to the first place, re-read the bios and now I feel even worse. Of all the bios, only Blackout and Ironhide's are believable. You know something's wrong when the Premium bios are lamer than the original toys'. How on earth does a 'movie accurate head sculpt' you fight a better battle?

Prime's bio is incredibly lame.

Megatron also gets 0/10 for insertion of the word 'pesky'.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (638667)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:06am CST
Where are the pictures? I can't find it in the Hasbro site.
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (638688)
Posted by Bonger on February 22nd, 2008 @ 6:04am CST
Auto Bot wrote:Where are the pictures? I can't find it in the Hasbro site.


Click the link in the news story...
Re: Hasbro Press Release: Premium Movie Toys (639497)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:04am CST
Thanks. got it. :)

So not all premiums have pictures?

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