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Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30

Transformers News: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 11:58PM CST

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All across social media Hasbro has announced that they will have a Fanstream on January 30 where they will unveil their next Haslab project for the Transformers line. It could be anyone though if you are looking for clues, they do highlight Energon possibly hinting to that toyline, along with the phrase "fire up" . Could mean something, could mean anything, could mean nothing. Let us know what you hope they reveal! Below is the full quote from Hasrbo.

Get ready to Roll Out a TransformersTuesday like never before! We're officially kicking off the Transformers 40th anniversary celebration at 10:00am ET on January 30th with a Fanstream of epic proportions! Join BMac and Evan on Hasbro Pulse's YouTube channel as they fire up the engines and unveil an all-new Transformers HasLab that is sure to be a must-have in your collection! Make sure you've filled up on Energon because you do not want to miss this!

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Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175664)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 25th, 2024 @ 12:17am CST
If it really is a must have for me, it had better be a looooong way down the road.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175668)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 25th, 2024 @ 12:39am CST
Hasn't it been concluded with almost certainty that it's going to be Primus?
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175669)
Posted by Dino-Snarl on January 25th, 2024 @ 12:45am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hasn't it been concluded with almost certainty that it's going to be Primus?


If so, consider it ordered. Like the new Studio cell one too.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175670)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 25th, 2024 @ 1:42am CST
Hmmm, fire up the engines and fill up on Energon... could be a larger scale non transforming Ark playset.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175671)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 25th, 2024 @ 1:54am CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Hmmm, fire up the engines and fill up on Energon... could be a larger scale non transforming Ark playset.


Could be, though I doubt they'd do another Ark when the last one was less than three years ago.

I can only guess at Primus, since nothing else bigger than a Titan comes to mind, and it was stated that the next HasLab after Deathsaurus wouldn't be Japanese G1.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175672)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 25th, 2024 @ 2:06am CST
Bounti76 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Hmmm, fire up the engines and fill up on Energon... could be a larger scale non transforming Ark playset.


Could be, though I doubt they'd do another Ark when the last one was less than three years ago.

I can only guess at Primus, since nothing else bigger than a Titan comes to mind, and it was stated that the next HasLab after Deathsaurus wouldn't be Japanese G1.


Actually, I take that back....I could see them doing a combiner for the next HasLab. Bigger, more complex, more detail and parts in both modes to make a more solid combiner.

They could also redo Metroplex into a mold that doesn't have to be reused to make it feasible, so no compromises need to be made.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175673)
Posted by Emerje on January 25th, 2024 @ 5:14am CST
Clearly all the clues point towards Octane.

Personally I'd rather have a Cybertron playset than Primus. I don't really have a use for a giant Unicron Trilogy Primus and Cybertron didn't transform anywhere else aside from some comics so they'd have to make something super cool get me excited.

Emerje
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175676)
Posted by #1 Signal Lancer fan on January 25th, 2024 @ 8:32am CST
as they fire up the engines


The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this is RID2001 Optimus Prime, but I don't know if that would be a big enough deal for Haslab
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175678)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 25th, 2024 @ 8:53am CST
#1 Signal Lancer fan wrote:
as they fire up the engines


The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this is RID2001 Optimus Prime, but I don't know if that would be a big enough deal for Haslab

If we think Star Saber Fire Convoy and God Magnus combining into Deathsaurus sized God Fire Convoy AKA Omega Prime, it could work. Plus, that includes the "Omega" hint from previous notes and is technically not an Optimus.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175679)
Posted by Overcracker on January 25th, 2024 @ 8:59am CST
Maybe a non-transforming Astrotrain playset that can fit your G1 Deceptions?
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175680)
Posted by ScottyP on January 25th, 2024 @ 9:00am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hasn't it been concluded with almost certainty that it's going to be Primus?
Primus five-pack. Prepare, confront, repel :rodimusstar:

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
#1 Signal Lancer fan wrote:
as they fire up the engines


The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this is RID2001 Optimus Prime, but I don't know if that would be a big enough deal for Haslab

If we think Star Saber Fire Convoy and God Magnus combining into Deathsaurus sized God Fire Convoy AKA Omega Prime, it could work. Plus, that includes the "Omega" hint from previous notes and is technically not an Optimus.
Yeah, this actually makes sense. I'd be down. Though tbh, I'd rather see an official Blu-ray (or DVD, since it's SD anyway) of RiD 2001/Car Robots. That's my Haslab dream. The bootlegs are rough.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175681)
Posted by Emerje on January 25th, 2024 @ 9:44am CST
ScottyP wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hasn't it been concluded with almost certainty that it's going to be Primus?
Primus five-pack. Prepare, confront, repel :rodimusstar:

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
#1 Signal Lancer fan wrote:
as they fire up the engines


The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this is RID2001 Optimus Prime, but I don't know if that would be a big enough deal for Haslab

If we think Star Saber Fire Convoy and God Magnus combining into Deathsaurus sized God Fire Convoy AKA Omega Prime, it could work. Plus, that includes the "Omega" hint from previous notes and is technically not an Optimus.
Yeah, this actually makes sense. I'd be down. Though tbh, I'd rather see an official Blu-ray (or DVD, since it's SD anyway) of RiD 2001/Car Robots. That's my Haslab dream. The bootlegs are rough.

That was the first thing that came to mind, but there's that whole nagging "no Optimus Prime in HasLab" rule they mentioned a while back. It would be nice if that rule changed, but is there an Optimus that they couldn't just stick in Commander Class like Armada Prime?

If they did do away with the "no OP" rule then I think Energon Prime would be the most suited to a HasLab since he could use an upgrade for articulation, has a big box of a trailer that isn't really retail friendly anymore, and could probably use a bit of slimming down to make him more appealing. That's probably not enough to take him out of the running for Commander Class, but what if they went the extra mile and packed him with Titan Energon Omega Supreme for say $300-$350? Now that would be HasLab worthy and it would satisfy some, if not all, of the "clues" (if that's what they are) like Omega, Energon, epic proportions, engine (as in train engine) and fire (he has a firetruck drone). Only thing it doesn't satisfy is the image with Primus unless you consider it a clue to being something from the Unicron Trilogy.

Emerje
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175682)
Posted by DeathReviews on January 25th, 2024 @ 10:33am CST
F'eh. I haven't seen any HasLab projects that have motivated me to invest. Generally they're too expensive, too big, too fussy. There's not enough to motivate me into giving Hasbro what amounts to a massive, two-year, interest-free loan.

Now, if they make a mea culpa announcement like: "Loyal customers: We apologize for totally screwing everything up with Deluxe Cosmos, Leader Snarl, Centurion Drone, and a bunch of other figures. We failed our customers, we failed you, we failed everybody. It was all our fault and we were a bunch of stupid, moron idiots. We hereby announce that we are making more of these figures, and promise to make enough to satisfy the demand that we artificially created because of our dumb decisions. Those figures are now available on Pulse in sufficient quantities, order now."

THAT would be an announcement worth listening to.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175683)
Posted by Omegatron. on January 25th, 2024 @ 10:37am CST
The "No Optimus Prime" rule was apparently just a misunderstanding.

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Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175685)
Posted by First-Aid on January 25th, 2024 @ 11:19am CST
I'm calling another super deluxe, mega-detailed G1 Optimus Prime. Can't see this being Primus now, unfortunately. Terribly disappointing. I want that face-to-face Unicron vs Primus battle I can stage...
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175686)
Posted by #1 Signal Lancer fan on January 25th, 2024 @ 12:44pm CST
Omegatron. wrote:The "No Optimus Prime" rule was apparently just a misunderstanding.

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Yeah I'm willing to double down on this being Omega Prime.

Emerje wrote: I think Energon Prime would be the most suited to a HasLab since he could use an upgrade for articulation, has a big box of a trailer that isn't really retail friendly anymore, and could probably use a bit of slimming down to make him more appealing. That's probably not enough to take him out of the running for Commander Class, but what if they went the extra mile and packed him with Titan Energon Omega Supreme for say $300-$350? Now that would be HasLab worthy and it would satisfy some, if not all, of the "clues" (if that's what they are) like Omega, Energon, epic proportions, engine (as in train engine) and fire (he has a firetruck drone). Only thing it doesn't satisfy is the image with Primus unless you consider it a clue to being something from the Unicron Trilogy.


I forgot about his firetruck drone, that could be a possibility too.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175688)
Posted by o.supreme on January 25th, 2024 @ 12:51pm CST
If it isn't Cybertron/Primus, than THIS was a major TROLL...

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Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175690)
Posted by First-Aid on January 25th, 2024 @ 1:10pm CST
o.supreme wrote:If it isn't Cybertron/Primus, than THIS was a major TROLL...

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Yup that's Primus. What's this pic from?
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175691)
Posted by o.supreme on January 25th, 2024 @ 1:15pm CST
Board Member Overcracker found it on Social media (not sure what site) , but it was originally in the Deathsaurus Haslab thread when we were speculating about the next Haslab a while back...

deathsaurus-haslab-discussion-thread-t118998s450.php#p2174615
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175693)
Posted by First-Aid on January 25th, 2024 @ 1:42pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Board Member Overcracker found it on Social media (not sure what site) , but it was originally in the Deathsaurus Haslab thread when we were speculating about the next Haslab a while back...

deathsaurus-haslab-discussion-thread-t118998s450.php#p2174615


Who do I have to bribe to get Primus done?
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175698)
Posted by bluecatcinema on January 25th, 2024 @ 2:18pm CST
This is going to be good. Maybe the new HasLab will be something like Dai Atlas?
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175701)
Posted by blackeyedprime on January 25th, 2024 @ 2:43pm CST
hopefully another haslab I have zero interest in but if they want to scale up deathsaurus to MP size...then maybe.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175703)
Posted by o.supreme on January 25th, 2024 @ 3:26pm CST
First-Aid wrote:Who do I have to bribe to get Primus done?


I'm certain of very little when it comes to predicting, but it seems almost a foregone conclusion the Haslab WILL be Cybertron/Primus. I cant think of a better way to Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Brand. I mean in every continuity I can think of, the Transformers come from the planet Cybertron. And most of them have a Primus, or at least acknowledge it.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175704)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on January 25th, 2024 @ 3:35pm CST
I just wonder what they'll do to make it exciting. No offence UT guys, but Primus himself is kinda ... boring. And that's the only place he properly appears in! The only other place is a piece of concept art or a face on a wall or as a Rodimus Prime repaint.

Of course I never actually watched Cybertron. :oops: Maybe I have no place calling Primus boring? Was he really exciting there? I bought the original toy at retail and felt good about it. But a Unicron-comparible price for him seems excessive.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175706)
Posted by #1 Signal Lancer fan on January 25th, 2024 @ 3:55pm CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I just wonder what they'll do to make it exciting. No offence UT guys, but Primus himself is kinda ... boring. And that's the only place he properly appears in! The only other place is a piece of concept art or a face on a wall or as a Rodimus Prime repaint.

Of course I never actually watched Cybertron. :oops: Maybe I have no place calling Primus boring? Was he really exciting there? I bought the original toy at retail and felt good about it. But a Unicron-comparible price for him seems excessive.


I think some of the greater appeal might be the fact that it's a Transformer that turns into Cybertron. Much like how the Autobot Ark was appealing despite not appearing in that mode in any cartoons, the appeal is that its a big Transformer who turns into the famous Autobot ship.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175707)
Posted by First-Aid on January 25th, 2024 @ 3:58pm CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I just wonder what they'll do to make it exciting. No offence UT guys, but Primus himself is kinda ... boring. And that's the only place he properly appears in! The only other place is a piece of concept art or a face on a wall or as a Rodimus Prime repaint.

Of course I never actually watched Cybertron. :oops: Maybe I have no place calling Primus boring? Was he really exciting there? I bought the original toy at retail and felt good about it. But a Unicron-comparible price for him seems excessive.


Well, if he's comparable to Unicron in SIZE then the price would be justified. And frankly, he was pretty cool. At one point he used Cybertron's moons as nunchuks against a giant Starscream.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175708)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on January 25th, 2024 @ 4:07pm CST
First-Aid wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I just wonder what they'll do to make it exciting. No offence UT guys, but Primus himself is kinda ... boring. And that's the only place he properly appears in! The only other place is a piece of concept art or a face on a wall or as a Rodimus Prime repaint.

Of course I never actually watched Cybertron. :oops: Maybe I have no place calling Primus boring? Was he really exciting there? I bought the original toy at retail and felt good about it. But a Unicron-comparible price for him seems excessive.


Well, if he's comparable to Unicron in SIZE then the price would be justified. And frankly, he was pretty cool. At one point he used Cybertron's moons as nunchuks against a giant Starscream.

That is pretty cool.

Size doesn't quite equate price. Unicron was $574.99 ... and that was a few years ago. Some characters are worth that. Others aren't. Unicron has done a LOT in the franchise. And Primus hasn't. I paid retail price for the Ark (and Nemesis), but $574.99 would be a bit much for either.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175709)
Posted by o.supreme on January 25th, 2024 @ 4:15pm CST
Yeah the Planet Cybertron itself would be pretty exciting, especially if it had some features that paid homage to its appearance in S1/2 of the Sunbow animated series.

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However when I think of Primus, its more of a composite of multiple continuities. While a Cybertron/Primus toy might appeal to UT fans, that would be far from the main purpose for producing it.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175710)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2024 @ 4:17pm CST
It'll be a Titan class Daniel Witwicky with removable jumpsuit that can be worn by an actual child.

Batteries not included for built-in boy-crying sound effects.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175711)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2024 @ 4:40pm CST
In all seriousness, I'm hoping it's something that'll be nowhere near as big and expensive as Unicron was. That was a lot of money, and I can't imagine anyone being happy to drop that much from their bank accounts a second time. Or even a first time if Unicron was deemed too expensive.

I mean, sure, having a big Planet Cybertron that could turn into Primus, a playset, or both, would be cool, but it'd also be about 700 dollars, which would be torture on the wallet.



I also kinda feel like using Omega Prime for the 40th anniversary would be a little redundant since the original was, in a way, already an anniversary figure, as Car Robots was originally the celebration of the brand's 15th anniversary in Japan, from 1985-2000.

So it would feel like if, for a later anniversary, we got a new G1 Optimus toy that was based directly on the design and aesthetics of MP-1 (as opposed to specifically drawing from the cartoon model first and foremost), while the original MP-1 itself was the 20th anniversary figure.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175718)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 25th, 2024 @ 8:04pm CST
If they do a Prime there will be riots in the streets.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175721)
Posted by Emerje on January 25th, 2024 @ 8:54pm CST
First-Aid wrote:I'm calling another super deluxe, mega-detailed G1 Optimus Prime. Can't see this being Primus now, unfortunately. Terribly disappointing. I want that face-to-face Unicron vs Primus battle I can stage...

There is no way this'll be another expensive G1 Optimus Prime, we already have FIVE coming this year:

Missing Link C-01 Toy colors
Missing Link C-02 Cartoon colors
MP-44S Toy colors
Walmart Retro Reissue
SS86 Commander Class

Along with some cheaper options. Can't imagine they'd announce yet another one before those get released out of fear of them not selling.

Emerje
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175725)
Posted by Overcracker on January 25th, 2024 @ 10:09pm CST
First-Aid wrote:
o.supreme wrote:If it isn't Cybertron/Primus, than THIS was a major TROLL...

Image


Yup that's Primus. What's this pic from?


Evan Brook’s Instagram.

A Primus with an accurate G1 planet mode as seen in the original 3-parter, More Than Meets the Eye would make sense for a 40th anniversary project.


TJOmega brings up a interesting possibility though, in his video today.. With Evan’s recent post clarifying there is no hard rule against Haslab being some type of Prime and the Haslab Instagram account promoting the upcoming stream as “firing up their engines” and the “Omega sized 40th anniversary” teaser in the pulsecon stream in September of last year, it may possibly be a 2-pack pf R.I.D Prime and Ultra Magnus that combine into Omega Prime.




But, honestly I think Primus makes more sense, even if I would totally kill for an updated Omega Prime.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175726)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 25th, 2024 @ 10:45pm CST
If they are hinting at the next haslab as being from the energon line how can it be Primus primus was from the cybertron line
I don't think it's that last thing we need is another out of reach 700 dollar figure for a lot of people the two victory figures weren't too high in price for most people
My guess the term fire up could mean a firetruck I hope
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Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175727)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on January 25th, 2024 @ 10:48pm CST
Yup, I'de bet money on primus. But if that's the case, I'm out. Accounting for inflation, if he is the same size as Unicron, he would likely be well over $700 this time before taxes/shipping etc. Even if they re-used tooling from Unicron to save on costing, there's no way he wouldn't cost substantially more then Unicron. Add that to the sad truth that I just simply don't have room for a second mammoth sized piece like that.

That being said, I can't really see the other guesses being tossed out as "celebrating 40 years of transformers" as much as I would like them to be true. I would absolutely love an updated, less paint flakey super fire convoy and god Magnus, but I don't see those as likey. But then again, car robots was itself a celebration of og transformers, so who knows.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175728)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2024 @ 10:50pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:If they are hinting at the next haslab as being from the energon line how can it be Primus primus was from the cybertron line
He was still in Energon. It was his first ever cartoon appearance:

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Sidenote: It is really irksome that this seems to be the only screencap of Primus from the Energon cartoon on the entire internet.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175729)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 25th, 2024 @ 11:30pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:If they are hinting at the next haslab as being from the energon line how can it be Primus primus was from the cybertron line
He was still in Energon. It was his first ever cartoon appearance:

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Sidenote: It is really irksome that this seems to be the only screencap of Primus from the Energon cartoon on the entire internet.

No his first appearance was in cybertron when they got all the cyber keys to transform him this doesn't count
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175730)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2024 @ 12:03am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:No his first appearance was in cybertron when they got all the cyber keys to transform him this doesn't count
He spoke. He had lines. He was a character who conversed with other characters, and had a role to play. All throughout the series.



That's like claiming Nightbird's first cartoon appearance was in the Cyberverse cartoon, all because she wasn't a Transformer in the G1 cartoon.

Primus was never a Transformer in his original Marvel Comics appearances either. He was an energy being who became the core of Cybertron. And that Cybertron could never transform either because it was explicitly a non-transforming planet.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175735)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 26th, 2024 @ 12:23am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:No his first appearance was in cybertron when they got all the cyber keys to transform him this doesn't count
He spoke. He had lines. He was a character who conversed with other characters, and had a role to play. All throughout the series.



That's like claiming Nightbird's first cartoon appearance was in the Cyberverse cartoon, all because she wasn't a Transformer in the G1 cartoon.

Primus was never a Transformer in his original Marvel Comics appearances either. He was an energy being who became the core of Cybertron. And that Cybertron could never transform either because it was explicitly a non-transforming planet.

The night bird reference is flawed she had a robot form in g1
And the then there was a couple toys the rise of the beasts
Primus didn't appear in physical form in energon
If you really want to get technical primus first actual appearance was in the g1 comic
So which version is the primus going to be it surely can't be the nonphysical energy form in energon theres nothing to go on but a cloud
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175737)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2024 @ 12:28am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:If you really want to get technical primus first actual appearance was in the g1 comic
You do know that I said that in the post you're quoting, right? In the post I made previously, I said Energon was his first cartoon appearance, not his first appearance in anything ever.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175738)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 26th, 2024 @ 12:50am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:If you really want to get technical primus first actual appearance was in the g1 comic
You do know that I said that in the post you're quoting, right? In the post I made previously, I said Energon was his first cartoon appearance, not his first appearance in anything ever.

I wouldn't call that an actual appearance as he had no physical form
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175739)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2024 @ 1:06am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:If you really want to get technical primus first actual appearance was in the g1 comic
You do know that I said that in the post you're quoting, right? In the post I made previously, I said Energon was his first cartoon appearance, not his first appearance in anything ever.

I wouldn't call that an actual appearance as he had no physical form
Then I guess that means the Vok have never appeared in anything at all, since, by their nature as spectral beings, they have no physical forms either. And according to you, something had to be physical in order appear in a story. Therefore, the Vok have never appeared in anything. Beast Wars is a lie. :P

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Oh, and Tornedron never appeared in anything either, because he is a being made entirely of energy and, per Primacron's statements, is a creature composed of no matter at all. So his noncorporeal existence means he's never appeared in anything either. "Call of the Primitives" is a lie, too. ;)

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And then there's Unicron, who must have never appeared in Beast Wars Neo as a being comprised purely of polymorphic energy and thus wasn't actually ever a physical being in that show, and so never appeared in it. Beast Wars Neo is now also a lie. :-B

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And who could forget Kremzeek? Well, he doesn't exist either since he too is an energy being and not a physical being, so he's never appeared in anything either. His episode is a lie as well. >:oP

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Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175740)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 26th, 2024 @ 2:06am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:If you really want to get technical primus first actual appearance was in the g1 comic
You do know that I said that in the post you're quoting, right? In the post I made previously, I said Energon was his first cartoon appearance, not his first appearance in anything ever.

I wouldn't call that an actual appearance as he had no physical form
*edit*

Nevermind.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175743)
Posted by First-Aid on January 26th, 2024 @ 8:05am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:If you really want to get technical primus first actual appearance was in the g1 comic
You do know that I said that in the post you're quoting, right? In the post I made previously, I said Energon was his first cartoon appearance, not his first appearance in anything ever.

I wouldn't call that an actual appearance as he had no physical form
Then I guess that means the Vok have never appeared in anything at all, since, by their nature as spectral beings, they have no physical forms either. And according to you, something had to be physical in order appear in a story. Therefore, the Vok have never appeared in anything. Beast Wars is a lie. :P

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Oh, and Tornedron never appeared in anything either, because he is a being made entirely of energy and, per Primacron's statements, is a creature composed of no matter at all. So his noncorporeal existence means he's never appeared in anything either. "Call of the Primitives" is a lie, too. ;)

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And then there's Unicron, who must have never appeared in Beast Wars Neo as a being comprised purely of polymorphic energy and thus wasn't actually ever a physical being in that show, and so never appeared in it. Beast Wars Neo is now also a lie. :-B

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And who could forget Kremzeek? Well, he doesn't exist either since he too is an energy being and not a physical being, so he's never appeared in anything either. His episode is a lie as well. >:oP

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I think we are arguing semantics on the internet. Never would have seen that coming... :HEADHURTS:

The above energy beings were not CYBERTRONIAN and did not convert. Nightbird was a robot in G1's cartoon but was not a Transformer as she didn't have an alt mode. SHe was a CHARACTER in TRANSFORMERS, but not Cybertronian.

Seriously though...I really am concerned we are just going to get another Optimus. Let's face it...as much as we may not agree, the PERCEPTION is that Optimus Prime IS Transformers and represents the brand in a way that is far deeper than any of the other characters we've mentioned. It would seem LOGICAL (not that it's likely or that we want it, just LOGICAL) that the 40th anniversary HasLab would be Optimus Prime. If that ends up being the case, imagine an Optimus figure that could be assembled and disassembled , allowing for it to become the vast majority of Prime's incarnations. That could be cool, small enough to mass produce, and would excite a broad spectrum of collectors.

I feel like a lot of assumptions are being made regarding the word "energon" in the post, too. I think it is a general reference, not a hint as energon is huge in pretty much every TF series (maybe none bigger than season 1 of Beast Wars). It doesn't make sense to do a figure from TF: Energon...a series that is generally regarded by most fans as either the worst of second-worst (to Beast Machines though I enjoyed the series and so did my wife, who is always right) series.
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Posted by #1 Signal Lancer fan on January 26th, 2024 @ 9:16am CST
First-Aid wrote:Let's face it...as much as we may not agree, the PERCEPTION is that Optimus Prime IS Transformers and represents the brand in a way that is far deeper than any of the other characters we've mentioned. It would seem LOGICAL (not that it's likely or that we want it, just LOGICAL) that the 40th anniversary HasLab would be Optimus Prime.


This is why I think Omega Prime could be pretty likely. It hits that Optimus Prime brand recognition while also being a version of the character that we haven't seen a new figure of in over twenty years (although there have been a few redecos and repackaging over the years.)

The only other major Optimus Prime that we haven't seen in a long while is Energon Prime. We've gotten plenty of G1 and Bayverse, plus Armada, Cybertron, Animated, and even an Optimal Optimus in 2018. I would think that anything after that would be too recent for a big reveal.
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Posted by Lore Keeper on January 26th, 2024 @ 10:00am CST
o.supreme wrote:If it isn't Cybertron/Primus, than THIS was a major TROLL...

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I still really want that G1 Unicron, along with the BW Neo version.
Re: Next Transformers Haslab to be Revealed January 30 (2175748)
Posted by First-Aid on January 26th, 2024 @ 10:19am CST
#1 Signal Lancer fan wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Let's face it...as much as we may not agree, the PERCEPTION is that Optimus Prime IS Transformers and represents the brand in a way that is far deeper than any of the other characters we've mentioned. It would seem LOGICAL (not that it's likely or that we want it, just LOGICAL) that the 40th anniversary HasLab would be Optimus Prime.


This is why I think Omega Prime could be pretty likely. It hits that Optimus Prime brand recognition while also being a version of the character that we haven't seen a new figure of in over twenty years (although there have been a few redecos and repackaging over the years.)

The only other major Optimus Prime that we haven't seen in a long while is Energon Prime. We've gotten plenty of G1 and Bayverse, plus Armada, Cybertron, Animated, and even an Optimal Optimus in 2018. I would think that anything after that would be too recent for a big reveal.


You know the peeps at HasTak are reading all these comments and laughing. "Look at this! We throw random words in and they go ape-sh!t with speculation! This is better than reality TV!"
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Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2024 @ 10:23am CST
First-Aid wrote:It doesn't make sense to do a figure from TF: Energon...a series that is generally regarded by most fans as either the worst of second-worst (to Beast Machines though I enjoyed the series and so did my wife, who is always right) series.
If Energon is the second-worst to anything, it ain't Beast Machines, but rather Machinima's Prime Wars Trilogy.
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Posted by o.supreme on January 26th, 2024 @ 10:27am CST
^BW Neo Unicron at some point in the generations line would be awesome!



Sabrblade wrote:In all seriousness, I'm hoping it's something that'll be nowhere near as big and expensive as Unicron was. That was a lot of money, and I can't imagine anyone being happy to drop that much from their bank accounts a second time. Or even a first time if Unicron was deemed too expensive.

I mean, sure, having a big Planet Cybertron that could turn into Primus, a playset, or both, would be cool, but it'd also be about 700 dollars, which would be torture on the wallet.


I agree and am torn. Because as much as I want it to Be Primus, I couldn't support it. Just like Unicron, Id take a pass. BUT... I really want it to be Primus so Unicron has a proper rival...If that makes sense.

Also speaking of the economy (overall), at least in the U.S.... things aren't as good as they were back in 2019 when Unicron came to Haslab...and it was only by an extension that it got funded. I could totaly seeing it not fund, as it is risky, but I'd still like to see the attempt be made. There have been other $700 plus crowdfunds recently that were successful. The Mattel MOTU Origins Eternia Playset (although that was basically a Holy Grail for most MOTU fans to be able to recapture something they missed from their youth).

Also the Ultimates scaled Thundercats Cats Lair from Super7, which is basically as BIG as a recliner chair, just as heavy & expensive. I'm not sure what motivated fans to get on board with that...but it happened. At the same time the S7 GI Joe Cobra Mothership literally crashed harder than it did in the animated intro it appears in, and that was only $500. Yet, we've seen Hasbro successfully fund GI Joe items. perhaps it was just a case of too much all at once?

Again though, I think it s a smart play by Hasbro (at least int he U.S.) to run this during tax Season, when many people will be getting their returns. Perhaps they can justify $700 for a Primus toy as a companion piece for Unicron. Perhaps not. I guess we'll find out in a little under a week.
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Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2024 @ 10:34am CST
o.supreme wrote:BUT... I really want it to be Primus so Unicron has a proper rival...If that makes sense.
There can still a new Primus without it needing to be as big as Unicron was (or needing to be a HasLab release). Just redeco Kingdom Rodimus in gold and make it a "David vs. Goliath" type rivalry where size doesn't matter. That toy even comes with the Sword of Primus. ;)

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