#Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 4:25AM CDT

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We return to the Hascon coverage that you may have missed, as more recordings have made it onto our YouTube channel - starting with the Prime Wars Trilogy panel that saw the likes of toy designers, comic artists, concept artists, and game developers all take the stage to discuss the various phases of the progression from Combiner Wars to Titans Return, now to Power of the Primes!

People taking the lead are John Warden, Mario Carreiro, IDW's Marcelo Matere, Space Ape's Adam Kramarzewski and David Erwin and the material included in the clip, and the gallery that accompanies it, range from the blueprint of the Prime Wars concept, running through used and unused concepts and designs (including Megatronus, Prima, a SkyShadow looking Thunderwing and more), plus the clips we've seen from Machinima's Titans Return and Transformers: Earth Wars. Check it all out below!

Enjoy designs behind the celebrated Combiner Wars chapter of the Prime Wars Trilogy, animated in partnership with Machinima, as well as a peek at the upcoming Titans Return animated series. Learn how Hasbro enlisted the fan universe to expand their story world and the beloved characters that have brought the story to life. Fans in attendance will also be the first to see exciting reveals from the popular mobile game Transformers: Earth Wars published by Backflip and developed by Space Ape games.




Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes

Transformers News: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes
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Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910594)
Posted by Insurgent on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:32am CDT
There's the Devastator version of that Predaking stage we saw. So now we know what to call it. Not a mock up, but a Scale Model. Neat.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910596)
Posted by noctorro on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:39am CDT
DMSL wrote:Dinobots combined mode doesn't look good, but that's not a big deal for me as they will never be in that form once on display. I do still think deluxe class is too small for them. They should bump them all up one class, so that would make Grimlock a leader and the rest voyagers. In my opinion that would make more sense and they will look better next to the other figures.


Eh, they can't scale everything up bro.
I was very surprised we even got Combiner Wars with deluxe limbs.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910597)
Posted by noctorro on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:45am CDT
That Optimus looks very good.

However, I just ordered that Third Party Titans Return Power Master Prime cab to replace that hollow thing it has. So...
Anyway this Optimus looks a lot more like G1 Optimus.

The thing that bugs me, why the faux/fake chest?
Just like the Third Party Ginrai, why can't they just make a true G1 Optimus torso again?

I do hope they remold Orion Pax into a more G1 looking Optimus Prime at some point. But overall like this version and will pick him up (like all the other Power of the Primes figures as soon as I finish collecting all of the Titans Return figures, damn you Hasbro everything you made from Combiner Wars on is pure win in my eyes)

Maybe that's why the movie sucked, because they poured all their efforts into their Classics/Generations line.

Little bit on the fence about Starscreams tiny head and fake chest. But it's a lot better looking than the Combiner Wars seekers which I'm replacing the heads for self made 3d prints.

As for the new beast combiners... just awesome.
I need to clone myself because I don't have enough time to enjoy all the awesomeness they've been making in recent years. It's just too much for one Transformers fan :s
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910608)
Posted by LE0KING on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:18am CDT
Is that just the base sketch of blackshadow or are we seeing a potential retool?
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910610)
Posted by mordhelm on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:25am CDT
LE0KING wrote:Is that just the base sketch of blackshadow or are we seeing a potential retool?


A look at an attempt at Megatronus that was deemed "too obscure" by management for Leader class figures.

You know what that also means? Chances of DJD or other IDW in-fiction only characters getting the Generations treatment at higher scales is slim to none.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910611)
Posted by Kurona on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:30am CDT
Which is strange; since TR just gave us Nautica, Quickswitch, Sky Shadow and Metalhawk.

Or maybe the design team thinks that one 1988 six-changer who was never in anything ever is more popular than a prominent villain in their multi-universal mythology, a recent cartoon and a live-action movie that made them a heckton of money. Seems rational to me.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910617)
Posted by LE0KING on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:45am CDT
mordhelm wrote:
LE0KING wrote:Is that just the base sketch of blackshadow or are we seeing a potential retool?


A look at an attempt at Megatronus that was deemed "too obscure" by management for Leader class figures.

You know what that also means? Chances of DJD or other IDW in-fiction only characters getting the Generations treatment at higher scales is slim to none.

Ah now I see them, both megatronus and prima. Too bad, they look cool. Personally I don't think leader scale works for them, but anything is better than nothing.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910624)
Posted by mordhelm on September 13th, 2017 @ 8:30am CDT
Kurona wrote:Which is strange; since TR just gave us Nautica, Quickswitch, Sky Shadow and Metalhawk.

Or maybe the design team thinks that one 1988 six-changer who was never in anything ever is more popular than a prominent villain in their multi-universal mythology, a recent cartoon and a live-action movie that made them a heckton of money. Seems rational to me.


I'm not complaining about the characters we are getting. I have been quite happy with the inclusion of the female autobots in the toys and the current series (RiD and IDW), especially since it helps my daughter maintain interest in transformers. Oddly though, her favorite figure is Gnaw. We have put together a decent sized Gnaw army (the Gnawrmy as we say).

The thing I am a bit shocked by is that there were a ton of repaint/retool possibilities in TR that would have made sense, and hasbro chose not to overload us this time.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910625)
Posted by dragons on September 13th, 2017 @ 8:32am CDT
noctorro wrote:
DMSL wrote:Dinobots combined mode doesn't look good, but that's not a big deal for me as they will never be in that form once on display. I do still think deluxe class is too small for them. They should bump them all up one class, so that would make Grimlock a leader and the rest voyagers. In my opinion that would make more sense and they will look better next to the other figures.


Eh, they can't scale everything up bro.
I was very surprised we even got Combiner Wars with deluxe limbs.


It looks like combiner wars devastator prototype figure without mixmaster looking arm limbs and long haul bot mode there identical hard to say having devastator with all figures leader class that will be master piece combiner figure
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910670)
Posted by ExciKaiser on September 13th, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
mordhelm wrote:

A look at an attempt at Megatronus that was deemed "too obscure" by management for Leader class figures.


Or it can be a "sh*t ! who let this design for next year in the slide ? let's pretend we abandonned it".
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910674)
Posted by DestronMirage22 on September 13th, 2017 @ 11:27am CDT
Geez, all these reveals have been amazing.
I want all the Dinobots but can't afford them all. :-(
Looks like I'll just be sticking to Jazz, the Pretenders, Slash (sooo adorable!! ♥), and possibly Starscream.
As much as I'd like to actually complete a combiner this time around, I'm still as broke as ever and the only way that'll happen is if a boxset goes on discount at Ross or whatever. :(
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910713)
Posted by LE0KING on September 13th, 2017 @ 1:39pm CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
mordhelm wrote:

A look at an attempt at Megatronus that was deemed "too obscure" by management for Leader class figures.


Or it can be a "sh*t ! who let this design for next year in the slide ? let's pretend we abandonned it".

No.
Don't give me that hope.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910716)
Posted by Rysquad on September 13th, 2017 @ 2:17pm CDT
mordhelm wrote:
Kurona wrote:Which is strange; since TR just gave us Nautica, Quickswitch, Sky Shadow and Metalhawk.

Or maybe the design team thinks that one 1988 six-changer who was never in anything ever is more popular than a prominent villain in their multi-universal mythology, a recent cartoon and a live-action movie that made them a heckton of money. Seems rational to me.


I'm not complaining about the characters we are getting. I have been quite happy with the inclusion of the female autobots in the toys and the current series (RiD and IDW), especially since it helps my daughter maintain interest in transformers. Oddly though, her favorite figure is Gnaw. We have put together a decent sized Gnaw army (the Gnawrmy as we say).

The thing I am a bit shocked by is that there were a ton of repaint/retool possibilities in TR that would have made sense, and hasbro chose not to overload us this time.


That ~$1600 theory makes more and more sense.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910718)
Posted by DeathReviews on September 13th, 2017 @ 2:24pm CDT
I'll probably get all of these new combiners no doubt. Still, it looks like they haven't done much to make Volcanicus look good from the BACK. Like Menasor and others, he suffers from the fact that his codpiece doesn't wrap around to cover his butt properly. And it looks like some of the deluxe parts don't mesh well with the voyager core....
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910734)
Posted by Seibertron on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:07pm CDT
Courtesy of our friends at Hasbro, we now have official images of some upcoming Transformers Power of the Primes toys. These figures were all officially revealed during this past weekend's HASCON convention in Providence, RI. Included below are summaries and images of the following characters: Slash, Sludge, Swoop, Slug, Snarl, Grimlock, Optimus Prime and Orion Pax. You can view full galleries of these figures in our HASCON 2017 galleries as well as a video on our YouTube channel.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES MICRONUS PRIME MASTER
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $5.99/Available Fall 2017)
The TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES MICRONUS PRIME MASTER figure is a 1.5-inch-scale figure that hides inside the included CLOUDBURST decoy armor (aka Pretender). The Prime Master robot can convert into spark mode and attach to a Power of the Primes Deluxe, Voyager, or Leader Class figure (Not included. each sold separately). The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. The MICRONUS Prime Master gives other bots the ability to link and share powers. How will the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use this power-link ability? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Prime Master Micronus Cloudburst 001


Prime Master Micronus Cloudburst 002


Prime Master Micronus Cloudburst 003


Prime Master Micronus Cloudburst 004


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUDGE
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)
The TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUDGE is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure's chest, and imagine DINOBOT SLUDGE wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty DINOBOT warrior wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Dinobot Deluxe Sludge 001


Dinobot Deluxe Sludge 002


Dinobot Deluxe Sludge 003


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUG
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)
Watch out for the horns on this TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUG figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure's chest, and imagine DINOBOT SLUG wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the fire-breathing warrior DINOBOT SLUG wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Dinobot Deluxe Slug 001


Dinobot Deluxe Slug 002


Dinobot Deluxe Slug 003


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SNARL
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)
There’s no need to snarl at the new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SNARL figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. Each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure's chest, and imagine DINOBOT SNARL wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the surly DINOBOT SNARL wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Dinobot Deluxe Snarl 001


Dinobot Deluxe Snarl 002


Dinobot Deluxe Snarl 003


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SWOOP
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)
Fans can soar through the air with Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SWOOP figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure's chest, and imagine DINOBOT SWOOP wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the fearsome bombardier DINOBOT SWOOP wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Dinobot Deluxe Swoop 001


Dinobot Deluxe Swoop 002


Dinobot Deluxe Swoop 003


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available Fall 2017)
The fearsome SLASH is back with the TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH figure. This is a 3.75-inch-scale figure. When this LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH figure is in raptor mode, Prime Master (Not included. Each sold separately) figures can ride on the figure's back. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the elite DINOBOT tracker wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Dinobot Legends Slash 001


Dinobot Legends Slash 002


Dinobot Legends Slash 003


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER CLASS GRIMLOCK
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available Fall 2017)
The leader of the DINOBOTS returns with Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER CLASS GRIMLOCK figure. This is a 7-inch-scale figure that comes with 2 Prime Armor accessories. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into one of the accessories, attach it to the figure, and imagine GRIMLOCK wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the godlike powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty DINOBOT leader GRIMLOCK wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Dinobot Voyager Grimlock 001


Dinobot Voyager Grimlock 002


Dinobot Voyager Grimlock 003


TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEADER EVOLUTION OPTIMUS PRIME
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available Spring 2018)
AUTOBOTS unite around Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEADER EVOLUTION OPTIMUS PRIME figure. This 9-inch-scale figure comes with a Matrix of Leadership accessory and converting Evolution Armor. Change the trailer into the Evolution Armor to evolve this figure from ORION PAX OPTIMUS PRIME. With the Prime Masters (Not included. Each sold separately), imagine AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS can wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.


Leader Class Optimus Prime 001


Leader Class Optimus Prime 002


Leader Class Optimus Prime 003


Leader Class Optimus Prime 004


Leader Class Optimus Prime Orion Pax 001


Leader Class Optimus Prime Orion Pax 002


Leader Class Optimus Prime Orion Pax 003
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910735)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:11pm CDT
LE0KING wrote:
ExciKaiser wrote:
mordhelm wrote:

A look at an attempt at Megatronus that was deemed "too obscure" by management for Leader class figures.


Or it can be a "sh*t ! who let this design for next year in the slide ? let's pretend we abandonned it".

No.
Don't give me that hope.


No worries there. No chance a leader Megatronus comes out in PotP since all the primes are itty-bitties, and next year is all PotP.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910737)
Posted by the_neptrix on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:24pm CDT
They've alternated blue and red chest Swoop, what, five times now? And for some reason, Grimlock's teeny toes bothers me more than it should.
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910739)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:34pm CDT
the_neptrix wrote:They've alternated blue and red chest Swoop, what, five times now? And for some reason, Grimlock's teeny toes bothers me more than it should.


We'll have to wait and see which gets released, one or both with the other as a running change. I will say that the blue will stick out in combined mode.

And I see Sludge and Slug share upper legs and hips as well. It's official: under CW rules, they're pretools :lol:
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910741)
Posted by Graviton on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:51pm CDT
Fun PotP will carry the "Collector prices" of the Premier Edition toys :BANG_HEAD:
Re: #Hascon 2017 Transformers: Prime Wars Panel Video and Gallery, feat. Power of the Primes (1910742)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:55pm CDT
Graviton wrote:Fun PotP will carry the "Collector prices" of the Premier Edition toys :BANG_HEAD:


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