Images and Product Info from the UK Toy Fair
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 10:58am CSTCategories: Movie Related News, Toy News
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At the first stall is Paladone.They are displaying a variety of collectibles for the 30th anniversary. There are two series, one that will be rolled out in April/May; one to be rolled out in October. There will be 30 mini figurines from three generations: G1, Prime, movie (Dark of the Moon.)
There will be 15 characters per wave; each one in blind pack with lenticular card. The cards will combine together into a first generation poster of Megs or Optimus. Pricing for the blind pack is £2, £2.50 for bubble pack, with mini stand included. They will also released as 5 packs.
But the figurines aren’t all. Also on display are a heat activated mug (featuring an Autobot logo with glasses and moustache which disappear when hot liquid is poured in), a hard foam build kit, G1 character pencil eraser set, notebook, water bottle, car magnet (not shown), egg holder and toast cutter Optimus!
Take a look at the images (and updates as we get them!) posted below:
UPDATE:Subject to Change
From Winning Moves: We may see the following games available in the next year. They are unofficial and subject to change, but we are hearing they are possible: Monopoly, Risk, Connect 4, Top Trumps - Saga edition (would be heavily based on the four movies and /or G1 animation, and similar to Star Wars trilogy edition products. And if you take a look at the box pictured, you'll note that there is even a picture of Drift featured.
Check out these R/C toys, on display from Nikko:
Word is that there will be five figures. Two that transform will be Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. They'll have lights and sounds; voicechips along with transformation noises. They are expected to retail for $59.99 and $49.99, respectively. They will be boxed in robot mode.
The helicopter is said to be a character, but there is no name at this time.
The other two RC cars shown are Lockdown and Bumblebee, and will not transform.
This article was last modified on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 10:11am CST
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Posted by PrymeStriker on January 22nd, 2014 @ 11:01am CST
So that's what they meant by "Prime Minifigures." I was hoping it was something else. DAMMIT!
I'm still going to get them, though. They look fun and cool.
Also, looks like Wheeljack & Shockwave are also getting toys, since they were not previously listed. On top of that, the paper below lists Hardshell, Soundwave, and Bumblebee!
Though they're not what I wanted, I'm still going to collect them all!
Posted by Dead Metal on January 22nd, 2014 @ 11:14am CST
But I'll be getting that mug, that thing is awesome.
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 11:40am CST
Posted by kirbenvost on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:09pm CST
Posted by Flashwave on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
Posted by Deadput on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:35pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:38pm CST
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 22nd, 2014 @ 1:11pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 1:18pm CST
Takara makes the Masterpieces, not Hasbro.welcometothedarksyde wrote:All this is great Hasbro, but what about those Masterpiece figures? Those would really fit in for the 30th anniversary. Those minifigs look neat, but I pretty much have them already and they transform, they're called Botshots. That mug looks awesome
And the ones that are already out that Hasbro hasn't released yet would require licenses from the companies whose cars the altmodes are based on, and their smaller sizes make them trickier to fit into Hasbro's size class/pricepoint system.
The reason Takara can get around both is because the licenses are easier for them to acquire than they are for Hasbro, and Takara doesn't have a set size class/pricepoint system like Hasbro does.
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 1:21pm CST
And, finally, we have confirmation in the OP that the Lamborghini Aventador is Lockdown.
Posted by craggy on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:04pm CST
Posted by Va'al on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:25pm CST
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:28pm CST
Granted, me personally, I'm just going to get the Kreon anyways...
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:36pm CST
Posted by Barricade.it on January 22nd, 2014 @ 3:41pm CST
The first movie trilogy toys were my favourite; DOTM were perfect. But the layout of this AOE line is too China oriented, too... anthro, with human body shape as metal was a costume for a human being... No, they're simply UGLY.
Posted by autobot1979 on January 22nd, 2014 @ 4:14pm CST
But his design is alright, nothing shocking , but I am really liking the New Optimus and new Bumblebee, sorry if they won`t have accurate toys...
Posted by stinky on January 22nd, 2014 @ 4:59pm CST
Posted by padfoo on January 22nd, 2014 @ 6:35pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2014 @ 7:46pm CST
Erm, no, that's definitely the Hasbro box art for Megatron.AnnaChristine wrote:Why, Hasbro - do you keep using the Takara G1 boxart and not the US version? It shouldn't annoy me. But it does.
This was the Japanese art:
Posted by Va'al on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:49am CST
stinky wrote:I'm curious as to the build your own bumblebee and i assume optimus as well. Has there been any info on these before?
They're hard foam kits, panels that slot into each other. I'll see if I can take a better look today.