Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

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Soon after the recent appearance of the Authentics 4.5" toys on Hasbro's site, finally confirming the name of this series, Hasbro now updates their online database to include two new additions to the line we were unaware of thus far. They are none other than Bumblebee and Optimus Prime but in a 7 inch scale. This 7" class also features Grimlock, and he can be found below as well along with their product descriptions which specify that Bumblebee and Optimus convert in 4 steps (that info is erroneously left out of Grimlock's description). Like the 4.5" toys, these are based on the Evergreen designs. While they are new toys, both Optimus and Bumblebee seem to be upscaled versions of those same toys with added articulation. You can see images of the 4.5" toys here for comparison to these 7" toys.


Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Transformers Authentics figures feature popular Transformers characters at a 7-inch scale. Experience the excitement of Transformers conversion play with this Transformers Authentics Bumblebee figure. It changes from robot mode to sports car mode and back in just 4 easy steps. Choose a side and collect other Transformers Authentics figures to stage epic Autobot vs. Decepticon battles (each sold separately. Subject to availability).

Bumblebee is a heroic Autobot scout who’s always ready to fight for the safety of his friends and fellow Autobots. He’s one of the most loyal bots out there, so his allies know they can count on Bumblebee to be there when they need him.

Transformers Authentics figures bring the exciting conversion play you can come to expect from a Transformers figure. Transformers Authentics figures are a great way to start any Transformers collection.

• Includes: figure

• Transformers Authentics figure
• Choose your side: the heroic Autobots or the evil Decepticons
• Awesome Transformers converting action
• Convert from robot mode to sports car mode in 4 steps
• Drive circles around the Decepticons with the Autobot Scout Bumblebee

• Figure scale: 7 inches



Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Transformers Authentics figures feature popular Transformers characters at a 7-inch scale. Experience the excitement of Transformers conversion play with this Transformers Authentics Optimus Prime figure. It changes from robot mode to truck mode and back in just 4 easy steps. Choose a side and collect other Transformers Authentics figures to stage epic Autobot vs. Decepticon battles (each sold separately. Subject to availability).

Optimus Prime is the legendary leader of the Autobots. He is known for his wisdom, courage, and strength on the battlefield. He fights to protect the freedom of all beings in the universe, ensuring his friends and allies are safe from evil Decepticons.

Transformers Authentics figures bring the exciting conversion play you can come to expect from a Transformers figure. Transformers Authentics figures are a great way to start any Transformers collection.

• Includes: figure

• Transformers Authentics figure
• Choose your side: the heroic Autobots or the evil Decepticons
• Awesome Transformers converting action
• Convert from robot mode to truck mode in 4 steps
• Lead the Autobots with Optimus Prime

• Figure scale: 7 inches



Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Transformers Authentics figures feature popular Transformers characters at a 7-inch scale. Experience the excitement of Transformers conversion play with this Transformers Authentics Grimlock figure. It changes from robot mode to Dinobot mode and back in just 7 easy steps. Choose a side and collect other Transformers Authentics figures to stage epic Autobot vs. Decepticon battles (each sold separately. Subject to availability).

Grimlock is the powerful leader of the Dinobots. He is one of the strongest bots in the universe. When battling Decepticons, he prefers to let his feet, teeth, and tail do the talking. When Grimlock unleashed, no Decepticon can stop him!

Transformers Authentics figures bring the exciting conversion play you can come to expect from a Transformers figure. Transformers Authentics figures are a great way to start any Transformers collection.

• Includes: figure

• Transformers Authentics figure
• Choose your side: the heroic Autobots or the evil Decepticons
• Awesome Transformers converting action
• Convert from robot mode to Dinobot mode in steps
• Stomp Decepticons with the Dinobot Leader Grimlock

• Figure scale: 7 inches

Credit(s): Hasbro


This article was last modified on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 8:40am CST

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Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931772)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 15th, 2018 @ 9:46pm CST
These will probably be the best figures of 2018
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931773)
Posted by Quantum Surge on January 15th, 2018 @ 9:51pm CST
They gave Bee elbow joints but no proper hip joints? Prime looks no better than his smaller form did. I guess Grimlock looks okay, but man does he really need more paint!
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931774)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2018 @ 9:52pm CST
Those 7" versions of Bee and Optimus are still ugly asfak, but just giving them elbows is a great improvements that make the toys worthwhile. And those are better than the RiD and Movie 3 steps. That Grimlock also look pretty boss. Ironically better looking than the horrid PotP version!

If I ever see one in the wild, I may pick one up. Then, I'll get some painting practice. :-?
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931775)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 15th, 2018 @ 10:00pm CST
Very silly question, but what team was responsible for the design of these toys?
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931776)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2018 @ 10:05pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Very silly question, but what team was responsible for the design of these toys?


This one:

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Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931779)
Posted by william-james88 on January 15th, 2018 @ 10:31pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Those 7" versions of Bee and Optimus are still ugly asfak, but just giving them elbows is a great improvements that make the toys worthwhile. And those are better than the RiD and Movie 3 steps.

I thought you really liked that RID 3 Step Grimlock.
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931780)
Posted by bacem on January 15th, 2018 @ 10:48pm CST
i am questioning the designer's decision to make optimus and bumblebee's elbow joint bend inside like a gorilla, when they are totally able to give a normal elbow bend on grimlock
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931788)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 16th, 2018 @ 1:04am CST
For relative sizing purposes:

4.5" / 11.4 cm: between Legends & Deluxe Class
7" / 17.8 cm: Voyager Class

(used figures on hand)

... and the latter coming carded works against it when it comes to legitimacy at first sight. Generally speaking, figures of that size are usually boxed; KO's on the other hand are a different story. Not saying they're KO's, just that people will think that they are... at least of similar quality.
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931792)
Posted by leokearon on January 16th, 2018 @ 2:02am CST
So you have to may more for your Autobots to get elbows
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931796)
Posted by WreckerJack on January 16th, 2018 @ 3:31am CST
Ehh, at least the headsculpts are nice. Bee looks wonderfully grumpy.
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931799)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 16th, 2018 @ 4:04am CST
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Those 7" versions of Bee and Optimus are still ugly asfak, but just giving them elbows is a great improvements that make the toys worthwhile. And those are better than the RiD and Movie 3 steps.

I thought you really liked that RID 3 Step Grimlock.


Oh, that one ROCK. But he definitely proper hands and some elbows would have been welcome. Plus those would have never hindered the 3 steps gimmick.

I also happen to have 3 steps Thunderhoof but this one is far from perfect. The 3 steps gimmick in his shoulders is not responsive 100% of the time. And finally for the big 1 step TLK Optimus, appart the paint that [ur=https://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/tlk-turbo-changer-optimus-prime-paint-overhaul--t109227.phpl]I IMPROVED[/url] I would really liked a bonus step to fold down the feet for truck mode.
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931800)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 16th, 2018 @ 4:12am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:For relative sizing purposes:

4.5" / 11.4 cm: between Legends & Deluxe Class
7" / 17.8 cm: Voyager Class

(used figures on hand)

... and the latter coming carded works against it when it comes to legitimacy at first sight. Generally speaking, figures of that size are usually boxed; KO's on the other hand are a different story. Not saying they're KO's, just that people will think that they are... at least of similar quality.


Oh, not at all.
Don't forget that the 3 steps and Turbo Changers toys are voyager sized too and are packaged in a similar fashion. Little kids seem to LOVE touching the plastic and then call mom to buy it. That's why no 1 steps or standard sized Rescue Bots are boxed too.

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Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931804)
Posted by Emerje on January 16th, 2018 @ 6:31am CST
bacem wrote:i am questioning the designer's decision to make optimus and bumblebee's elbow joint bend inside like a gorilla, when they are totally able to give a normal elbow bend on grimlock

This is what I was going to say. It's especially odd since there's plenty of space to have given them proper forward elbows.

Grimlock looks like the kind of figure that'll be fun to keep on the desk and just mess around with. Just something cheap and fairly decent looking to quickly transform back and forth.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931805)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 16th, 2018 @ 6:36am CST
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Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931929)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 16th, 2018 @ 9:31pm CST
almost looks like the new toyline for the cyberverse show
that grimlock though not as bad as the others
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931931)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2018 @ 9:41pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:almost looks like the new toyline for the cyberverse show
that grimlock though not as bad as the others
More like both the Cyberverse show and the Authentics line will be incorporating the evergreen designs into themselves.
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931968)
Posted by noctorro on January 17th, 2018 @ 9:01am CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:These will probably be the best figures of 2018


Waha, I chuckled.

They shouldn't be making these for Gods' sake.

They look absolutely terrible. Repaint Armada Sideswipe 4 times and have them combine with Armada Scavenger for a horrible combiner. Don't do these.

And for the life of my, why can't Hasbro design just ONE Optimus Prime that has the front of the cab as the chestplate? G1 style of course.

How about they rescale G1 Legends Optimus to voyager size with additional articulation and detail, have the legs in the arms flop in the arms or something.
That dude has the perfect easy transformation.

And upscale Legends Starscream (who started off with a mini Waspinator) to voyager as well.

Anybody feel the same way that Hasbro is doing the Legend/scout sized bots a lot better than the Voyagers?
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931970)
Posted by noctorro on January 17th, 2018 @ 9:05am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:For relative sizing purposes:

4.5" / 11.4 cm: between Legends & Deluxe Class
7" / 17.8 cm: Voyager Class

(used figures on hand)

... and the latter coming carded works against it when it comes to legitimacy at first sight. Generally speaking, figures of that size are usually boxed; KO's on the other hand are a different story. Not saying they're KO's, just that people will think that they are... at least of similar quality.


Little kids seem to LOVE touching the plastic and then call mom to buy it.


How do little kids end up in a toy store with a mobile phone?
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931971)
Posted by noctorro on January 17th, 2018 @ 9:06am CST
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Those 7" versions of Bee and Optimus are still ugly asfak, but just giving them elbows is a great improvements that make the toys worthwhile. And those are better than the RiD and Movie 3 steps.

I thought you really liked that RID 3 Step Grimlock.


Offtopic:
Anybody got the Wijiang upscaled deluxe RID (green) Grimlock?
Just got 3 of them (army builder sl*t here), solid KO with metal shoulders!

Worth looking into.
Re: Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys (1931972)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 17th, 2018 @ 9:18am CST
noctorro wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:For relative sizing purposes:

4.5" / 11.4 cm: between Legends & Deluxe Class
7" / 17.8 cm: Voyager Class

(used figures on hand)

... and the latter coming carded works against it when it comes to legitimacy at first sight. Generally speaking, figures of that size are usually boxed; KO's on the other hand are a different story. Not saying they're KO's, just that people will think that they are... at least of similar quality.


Little kids seem to LOVE touching the plastic and then call mom to buy it.


How do little kids end up in a toy store with a mobile phone?


Ha ha.
Maybe I should have said "ask" or "demand".
Still, toddlers with smartphones is pretty common nowadays. And many parents forget to turn the purchases off. Then little Timmy spend 10000$ in micro transactions for some shitty game. :lol:

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