Official Images of SDCC Exclusives Transformers Prime "Rust in Peace" Cliffumper and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Giftset
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 5:18pm CDTCategories: Cartoon News, Toy News, Event News, Game News
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Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CDT
Cliffjumper however ... I think he'll go to the back of the shelf. I'm sure i'd have a nightmare where he comes to life, jumps down and begins to gnaw on my head
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CDT
Burn wrote:Cliffjumper however ... I think he'll go to the back of the shelf. I'm sure i'd have a nightmare where he comes to life, jumps down and begins to gnaw on my head
Puppet masters style
Posted by Hypershock on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:23pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Hot the heels of their announcement at the BotCon Hasbro panel we now have official images of this year's SDCC exclusives Transformers Prime "Rust in Peace" Zombie Cliffjumper and Special Deco Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus giftset courtesy of IGN! As usual both items come in special edition packaging. According to the panel, the Cliffjumper set will include a shard of dark energon, a dark energon attachment to wrap around Cliffjumper's bodey, and a box that can turn into a torso for the zombie head to set on. The Bruticus set comes in book style box with the actual figures packaged in a separate removable tray.
Wow that face is rather frightening lolz
Posted by Gearslide on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:32pm CDT
It would be too much!
That Cliffjumper head is pure, unfiltered, Grade A nightmare fuel.
Posted by Rhinox23 on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:33pm CDT
I've really been pleased with the announcements, especially the collector's Bruticus. I've had pretty good luck w/ getting exclusives the past few years. Here's to hoping that continues since I won't be at SDCC. I am worried about the lack of Dinobot discussion though...at least why has there been no mention of FOC Grimlock with all the hype he's getting in the game?!
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:33pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:That Cliffjumper head is pure, unfiltered, Grade A nightmare fuel.
I will be putting it on my wall around my poster somewhere.
That is, if I decide to shell out the cash to get it.
Posted by Gearslide on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CDT
And I'm guessing that:
Bruticus - all 5 figures, this set is more like the game colors
Boxing Bruticus ... box looks awesome. Beautiful artwork. BIG box.
Refers to Bruticus AND his box, and not two Bruticus figures? And:
"Rust in Peace" Cliffjumper (red, more paint apps to make him look more banged up, purple clear windows, comes with energon piece to reenact scene
"Enclosing Cliffjumper" - clamshell blister head (box) done in clear purple, hand painted, figure is viewable from backside of packaging. Comes in another box around it.
Refers to the Terrorcon Cliffjumper and his creepy head box respectively as well?
Posted by wolverinetodd on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:43pm CDT
Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Sounds like lots of stuff to be excited about. Screw all you Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers, and Walter and Wendy Whiners!
It's...Doug and Wendy Whiner. Doug.
Anywho...onto the topic at hand...
I'm really let down by a lot of what transpired today. I mean, it wasn't a total washout, but it really kinda sucked. (This is yet another reason why I don't go out of my way to find a way to BotCon.)
On the plus side:
Masterpiece Optimus looks fantastic, and I like the packaging. It's surprising how big they made it, as far as display pieces go.
Prime IS continuing, we know Airachnid and Dreadwing are coming. (YAY!)
On the fail side:
FOC Soundwave is a glorified upsize of the WFC Deluxe mold, with a spring launcher built in. (Oooh whee! Oh joy!)
Soundwave's minions aren't nearly as awesome as I was hoping they'd be. ( =\ I is a sad panda. )
Bruticus (in game colors) retains that gold/copper colored plastic for Blast-Off and Vortex. I do worry that they could be prone to breakage, down the line. In a way, we're kinda lucky the regular release has no gold plastic. We may not have to worry about it breaking, or even have the worry in the back of our minds. (Plus, since it's an exclusive and a limited run, what incentive does Hasbro have to make sure they use the best quality materials to make it? This is clearly a cash grab for them, once they make their dough, what do they care?)
Kickback the Derpic...I mean Insecticon. Egads. That thing is fugly and a total pass for me. (The only way I'll buy him is if they slap the PRID name on his packaging, because it means he's our only Insection toy for that line.)
Plus all the news of "We're gonna try..." (no, you won't lift a damn finger, and you know it!) and no mention of Breakdown, nor a figure of him on display...*sighs*
I don't know why I do this to myself. I don't know why I allow my hopes to get up. You'd think by now I'd have learned to go in with the lowest expectations and at least try to be pleasantly surprised.
"Thank you for attending Sucktastic Fail 2012. Here's the sign up sheet for Sucktastic Fail 2.0 2013. SIGN IT!"
Posted by crazyjeffy on April 28th, 2012 @ 5:55pm CDT
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:07pm CDT
Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:11pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:depending on the price i might get the gift set, hopefully its cheaper than getting each figure individually.
I can almost guarantee you it won't. If you look at past exclusives, they usually price higher than their retail counterparts.
Not to mention, they have to cover the cost of the packaging, the different materials used, the smaller run, etc.
If the prices remain where they are ($12.99-$14.99, depending on retailer), we'll pay about $65.00-$75.00 for the set at retail. If the prices go up to $14.99, as mentioned on the display cards, TRU will jack their prices up even higher, which means it'll be a minimum of $75.00 for the set.
I could see SDCC Bruticus being an $80-100.00.
Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:I could see SDCC Bruticus being an $80-100.00.
So basically the price of buying them individually in Australia.
I'll take my chances with SDCC.
Posted by megatronus on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:28pm CDT
I hope we get images of Generations Soundwave soon - the data discs sound like a neat update. I just hope they have a major G1 aesthetic.
Side note - someone on this thread said they're bringing back the Prime First Editions? Where did that rumor come from?
Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:32pm CDT
Posted by darqen on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:45pm CDT
a) Bruticus - why make a character based on the game then colour him differently and make the game version exclusive??
b) Dinobots - I realise that Grimlock is popular however the fall of Cybertron design is very similar to the classics design so why make another and threaten with problems to release the other four is beyond me. Especially when figures such as Prime who already have a WFC/FOC figure are getting redone. Especially when year after year people request them.
c) No Arcee - again people request her every year - what is really the problem? She will sell!!!
Posted by Wh33l Jck on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:51pm CDT
Dinobots doesn't surprise me, anyone else read that online article saying Hasbro had written off Dinobots from all things moving forward and they had to be thoroughly convinced by the video game creators just to put them in the game.
I love how the said if Bruticus does well they will think about a Devastator. There is no way I'm buying Bruticus. The combined form is just too hard to get past, they didn't put any time into it at all. Bruticus is not going to get the sales. Kiss Devastator goodbye....
Posted by Autobot032 on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:51pm CDT
darqen wrote:I really don't understand their logic
You, like many of us, assumed they had some. Don't feel bad, we've all done it. Y U NO HAS LOGIC HASBRO?!
darqen wrote:a) Bruticus - why make a character based on the game then colour him differently and make the game version exclusive??
Honest answer: Money. This is a cash grab, pure and simple. They're going to milk convention goers and then the public.
I give them this much credit, they're being honest about it this time.
darqen wrote:b) Dinobots - I realise that Grimlock is popular however the fall of Cybertron design is very similar to the classics design so why make another and threaten with problems to release the other four is beyond me. Especially when figures such as Prime who already have a WFC/FOC figure are getting redone. Especially when year after year people request them.
If I remember correctly, it was said that Hasbro's more or less retired them. If that's true, then it's simply a case of they just don't care to make 'em anymore. Or as our British and Australian friends would say: "They can't be arsed to give a damn anymore."
darqen wrote:c) No Arcee - again people request her every year - what is really the problem? She will sell!!!
It was said that Arcee is Primeverse only, this year. They have no other plans for her considering she's such a big part of Prime, now.
Posted by xyl360 on April 28th, 2012 @ 7:03pm CDT
You guys can have Cliff, I'm over trying to create his 4 minutes of being a zombie from a single episode from the beginning of a season that's now @season 2. If he were still around on the show, I might care. At this point, the only new Cliff I'm getting is Takara's purple one, and that's just because the car mode looks badass and I'm a sucker for clear purple plastic.
A lot in the lineup for Generations, and Soundwave/Soundblaster sound pretty cool. I guess there are some lines I'll be collecting yet (getting sick of Prime, as I've completely lost interest in the show after seeing season 2 up to this point, so much potential wasted with re-hashed plots/characters from other shows (Animated+Beast Wars+Movie anyone? Hire some real writers Hasbro, please, that show had SO much potential).