NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 6:06pm CDT

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Coming at you live from New York and the Hasbro Press Party, site owner Seibertron reports a handful of Combiner Wars images, including Motormaster, the Aerialbots and new packaging - with the added reveal of Decepticon Thundercracker, a heavy remold of Generations Leader Class Jetfire! Also new is the appearance of a tiny Optimus Prime Legends figure remolded/redecoed as Huffer. Check out the images below.

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker


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Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612134)
Posted by Randomhero on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CDT
Thundercracker... That surprisingly works!
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612136)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CDT
Is that Huffer in the corner?

While Thundercracker works well enough, I'm slightly disappointed. I would've liked to see a character who hasn't been in the Generations line yet.

Maybe Hooligan.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612137)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:31pm CDT
Thundercracker's a bit dumb. Though i'm liking dem aerialbots, the bucket headed one would look a great machine wars megatron/megaplex repaint
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612140)
Posted by padfoo on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
This does not fit in with who Thundercracker is as a character!
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612141)
Posted by kanebore on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:46pm CDT
i just want that thunder cracker recolored as skywarp and ill be good lol
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612142)
Posted by william-james88 on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:47pm CDT
That Motormaster is incredible, what a perfect robot mode!
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612144)
Posted by Mkall on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:48pm CDT
Huffer's kinda cute, but I have the Botcon one, so I don't need this one. Thundercrasker isn't all that appealing to me, and I'm still holding out hope for Superion.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612147)
Posted by RAM360CI on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:52pm CDT
Thundercracker almost looks like the legends class starscream blown WAY up! And I was really hoping for huffer to have his own mold... :( oh crap never mind about thundercracker I didn't read the description.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612148)
Posted by padfoo on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:52pm CDT
padfoo wrote:This does not fit in with who Thundercracker is as a character!

Ok, after looking at a larger image I change my mind. Its not bad looking!
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612149)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:55pm CDT
Superion is shaping up really well, and that motormaster is amazing. Prime looks a little better in the box though what to do about his combining feature...can't let it go to waste after all. Now thundercracker...that is a really bce remold but the big question is, does it come with little doggy buster and his screenplays? :lol:
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612151)
Posted by MenaceRX on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
I am excited for 2015. Some really nice stuff coming. Which is good to make up for the atrocity that has been AOE. Other then getting 1 or two more that stuff cant get off the shelves fast enough for me. And I am sure many of you.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612152)
Posted by Rated X on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
So much money saved !!!

I might consider Superion and Menasor providing 3rd parties fix all the Has-flaws. That new Belzeboss Slingshot is a good start.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612154)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:11pm CDT
I knew that Prime would turn out ok once we saw "Live" images and no the usual photo shopped crap. I can't remember the last time I said this but those boxes look really good. That might be the best packaging I've seen in awhile, maybe since Cybertron.

Poor Huffer, I really don't think that Prime mold needed another redo. The chest gimmick just doesn't work. Maybe if this came before Nemesis Prime.

I can't believe I'm going to say this but no, just no to Thundercracker. I'm still not 100$ on Jetfire but even with all the retooling that just doesn't work. I can't believe I'm saying that. First it should be Starscream and second is this the third seeker? Starscream, and Skywarp are sharing that Legends mold so this is how they're doing Thundercracker? The null/whatever rays aren't even in the right position on his arms, they should be higher.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612155)
Posted by ScottyP on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:13pm CDT
I look forward to Funpub finishing up the set of Leader seekers. I can see it now:

2015 - Hasbro releases Thundercracker, redecos it as $tarscream. Takara follows suit but does Starscream and Skywarp in overly metallic decos.

2016 - Hasbro releases Ramjet as end of line filler for RiD. Takara does as well, but also gives us Dirge.

Botcon 2017 - The first ever Leader figure in Funpub's history is released: Thrust. No one else ever releases the mold again.


:michaelbay:
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612158)
Posted by Grahf_ on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:20pm CDT
It's a shame that out of all the awesomeness the new Legends line has produced they skimped on Huffer and in turn, Pipes. Maybe they'll make up for it with a Brawn/Outback or better yet, Salvo/Barrage and Zaptrap/Chop Shop repaints of Bombshell and Shrapnel.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612159)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:21pm CDT
Kinda shocked that we're getting Thundercracker first instead of Starscream (again). Had this been Starscream, would've absolutely flipped.

Totally down for Huffer. But we desperately need more Decepticon Legends dudes.

Packaging for Combiner Wars is looking purty. Looking forward to more sneak-peaks!
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612160)
Posted by ebonyleopard on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:22pm CDT
AW MAN. I was hoping Huffer (and by way Pipes) would have gotten their own original mode for a Legends toy. Funny too ,how someone on a podcast joked about turning Jetfire into a decepticon and boom.
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612162)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
i wonder if Thunder cracker is able to "super link" with others?! wait if it is able to "super link" the first ever combiner made out of Screamer, sunny, thunder cracker, sky-warp, acid rain and maybe the cone heads will be Born :shock: :-? :lol: :-B
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612166)
Posted by ScottyP on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:31pm CDT
Ebonyleopard wrote:AW MAN. I was hoping Huffer (and by way Pipes) would have gotten their own original mode for a Legends toy. Funny too ,how someone on a podcast joked about turning Jetfire into a decepticon and boom.


If you listen carefully, we accidentally predict lots of outrageous stuff. I think on 102 which was recorded before the RID cartoon to CN news, Jon predicts exactly that event. I swear we don't have inside info (98% of the time).

Slightly back on topic - Huffer has had the worst luck with getting his own mold:

2007: Repaint of a Cybertron toy
2010: His own mold! But it's yellow, looks nothing like the original character, and by a technicality PCC is in the movie-verse.
2011: Pitched Takara MP Huffer to be included with MP-10 is canned.
2012: Redeco of a retool
2015: Redeco of another Optimus toy
Re: NYCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Press Party: Combiner Wars, Leader Thundercracker (1612168)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on October 8th, 2014 @ 7:34pm CDT
TC, my favorite Seeker! This is awesome! Might he have folding landing gear? Skipping the big thruster pack might give them headroom to make such an addition.

Edit: Upon closed inspection, looks like the same exposed gear setup. Bummer.

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