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Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 4:00PM CST

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Via the official Facebook page for the Transformers brand, we have some official imagery for today's 'reveals' more or less, in some cases, from New York Toy Fair 2018 for the Power of the Primes line.

As covered in the Hasbro Brand panel at the event - which you can read here - these include characters such as Deluxes Moonracer, Nova Star, Legends Tailgate, Battleslash and Roadtrap, Voyager Elita-1, and leader Optimal Optimus. Also included is imagery of Titan class Predaking, whose discussion thread can be found here; as for the rest, join the discussion in the Energon Pub by replying to this post below!

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Official Image of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

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Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939844)
Posted by bluecatcinema on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:22pm CST
Those all look incredible, especially the Predacons.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939848)
Posted by partholon on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:28pm CST
im trying to figure out what the hell bludgeons alt mode is.

im THINKING its a club/nightstick ?

if so its at least a variation as i cant believe bomburts is ANOTHER claw weapon.

STILL im getting these lads as i like the shell mode the most. that said i leave it up to better minds than mine to figure out octopunchs intended weapon mode :D :D :D :D

i'll be picking up the girls as ive got jazz already so with alita its another bot combiner for my shelf (and i like her take on the mold over starscreams)

but my true love in this line is abominus.

god he looks great, and all the vids ive seen of hun gurr have me convinced he'll be a joy to pose (those heads are just so articulate)
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939850)
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:30pm CST
I'm really digging everything in PotP. All the stuff shown is pretty much a guaranteed purchase for me, but I will say that I'm kinda disappointed we didn't get any info about stuff that wasn't already rumored. I would have liked to know who the last pieces of Elita InfinONEte and the Screamer combiner are gonna be.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939853)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:32pm CST
partholon wrote:im trying to figure out what the hell bludgeons alt mode is.

Pretty sure it's supposed to be a Kanabo, a Japanese studded club that Samurai used, they tend to be octagonal, and have metal studs running down the sides, not so sure it carries over to the alt mode, it might be a gun, maybe, but the part the tm uses is definitely a Kanabo

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Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939857)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:34pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
partholon wrote:im trying to figure out what the hell bludgeons alt mode is.

Pretty sure it's supposed to be a Kanabo, a Japanese studded club that Samurai used, they tend to be octagonal, and have metal studs running down the sides, not so sure it carries over to the alt mode, it might be a gun, maybe, but the part the tm uses is definitely a Kanabo

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Ribbed for your PAIN.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939859)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:36pm CST
These look great!
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939863)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:37pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
partholon wrote:im trying to figure out what the hell bludgeons alt mode is.

Pretty sure it's supposed to be a Kanabo, a Japanese studded club that Samurai used, they tend to be octagonal, and have metal studs running down the sides, not so sure it carries over to the alt mode, it might be a gun, maybe, but the part the tm uses is definitely a Kanabo

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Ribbed for your PAIN.

That is the general idea :lol:
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939870)
Posted by The_Cryptid_Person on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:48pm CST
Some mixed feelings about this batch:
Prime Master sculpts look amazing, though I’m curious about octopunch’s face. Bomb-burst especially oozes evil, and bludgeon’s weapon is just unfortunate a surprising and unique piece of real-world inspiration.
Battle trap is bought on sight, looks like a huge step forward in engineering as many have already said.
Nova star’s gun is cool. And that’s it; colors look pretty atrocious in the floor pictures and the back kibble... :shock:
Elita 1 is not for me. They probably could have made a better one out of Pyra Magna, saved some of that ever-shrinking budget. Even the headsculpt looks derpy to me from the in-hand photos. Maybe it’s better in person?
Conflicted on primal. Optimal Optimus is passable (grey chest can be painted) but doesn’t have much of a place in my collection.
Razor claw looks like he belongs with the Cyberverse reveals. ‘Nuff said.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939871)
Posted by Munkky on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:48pm CST
Elita and Optimus are bought on sight, though Moonracer and Novastar are still on my maybe pile. Predaking does't look very appealing to me, he's not quite as good as Devastator design-wise, and I am a bit sad that Prime Master Onyx will only be sold with Predaking because I wanted every Prime Master but didn't want to add any more Titans to my collection. Speaking of Prime Masters, I love that Bludgeon turns into a weapon made for bludgeoning.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939878)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:10pm CST
HAH! Called it that Megatronus & Bomb-Burst are retools of Liege Maximo & Skullgrin :DANCE: Bludgeon is all new and so is Octopunch surprisingly enough. Both are styled after the G1 Pretenders's inner robots, nice :)

The rest looks pretty decent, but what is up with Divebomb? :shock:
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939879)
Posted by shocksound96 on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:14pm CST
Still no star saber? WTF!!!
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939884)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:29pm CST
shocksound96 wrote:Still no star saber? WTF!!!

There's been nothing to substantiate that he's coming out, he's never even been rumored, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high >:oP
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939891)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:46pm CST
So Elita 1, nova star, moonracer, Arcee, Nautilus and Duct tape :) It will still look better than volcanus :P

Predakings looking very power rangerish which woudl be okay if they had kept the spiked gloves and sword. Pretty sure the initial sketch designs of the optimal optimus had the car mode (with him being able to transform and roll out), if not a lego mars missions wheel and duct tape should sort it out. I wonder why there is such a market for third party stuff.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939895)
Posted by Glarryg on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:54pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
shocksound96 wrote:Still no star saber? WTF!!!

There's been nothing to substantiate that he's coming out, he's never even been rumored, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high >:oP


Well, nertz. Star Saber's a perfect candidate for the Evolution gimmick, and it's not like they'd have to make him a psycho like in IDW.

I hope we'll be getting some more combining Legends guys, though, because I'm super stoked for Battletrap. Come on, Flywheels/Slamdance/Beastbox/someone else!

Glarryg
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939901)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:02pm CST
Glarryg wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
shocksound96 wrote:Still no star saber? WTF!!!

There's been nothing to substantiate that he's coming out, he's never even been rumored, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high >:oP


Well, nertz. Star Saber's a perfect candidate for the Evolution gimmick, and it's not like they'd have to make him a psycho like in IDW.

I hope we'll be getting some more combining Legends guys, though, because I'm super stoked for Battletrap. Come on, Flywheels/Slamdance/Beastbox/someone else!

Glarryg


Going to be a tight squeeze. Wasn't it announced that 2018 would be the final year for PotP?
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939912)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:30pm CST
Glarryg wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
shocksound96 wrote:Still no star saber? WTF!!!

There's been nothing to substantiate that he's coming out, he's never even been rumored, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high >:oP


Well, nertz. Star Saber's a perfect candidate for the Evolution gimmick, and it's not like they'd have to make him a psycho like in IDW.

I hope we'll be getting some more combining Legends guys, though, because I'm super stoked for Battletrap. Come on, Flywheels/Slamdance/Beastbox/someone else!

Glarryg

You're right, I'm sorry, in retrospect, he'll probably go great with those snapdragon and apeface voyagers we got out of TR, they were perfect candidates for voyager triple-changing headmasters too...
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939913)
Posted by Prime Target on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:31pm CST
Why do I get the feeling a CW Groove/Afterburner retool as Chromia is coming?
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939917)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:33pm CST
Prime Target wrote:Why do I get the feeling a CW Groove/Afterburner retool as Chromia is coming?


You mean Wreck-Gar ;) If anything, we'll get a compromise in the form of Rum-Maj :lol:
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939918)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:37pm CST
Another gallery from Seibertron directly from New York City and the Toy Fair 2018 brings us the big, but not biggest, full colour reveal from the Hasbro Showroom - the protagonist of the Power of the Primes line under many aspects, and definitely the boss bot many will remember from childhoods: leader class Optimal Optimus, the winner of the 2017 fan vote!

The gallery, which you can view in full here, accompanies the initial look we reported on here and the official image posted by Transformers Facebook earlier today. Check out a selection below, spotlighting the two main modes for the Evolved version, and the Optimus Primal sk8r munky mode looking proud!

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Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939919)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:39pm CST
Glarryg wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
shocksound96 wrote:Still no star saber? WTF!!!

There's been nothing to substantiate that he's coming out, he's never even been rumored, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high >:oP


Well, nertz. Star Saber's a perfect candidate for the Evolution gimmick, and it's not like they'd have to make him a psycho like in IDW.

I hope we'll be getting some more combining Legends guys, though, because I'm super stoked for Battletrap. Come on, Flywheels/Slamdance/Beastbox/someone else!

Glarryg

I would have loved a star saber in this evolution gimmick but alas it was not meant to be apparently. Though I'm curious is primal getting put out on his own or is one of the other leaders being re-released alongside him.

Also I share yourhope for the other duocon and I think it would be neat if you could mix and match with them...wouldn't be that hard to pull off right?
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939920)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:39pm CST
I know many clues point to PotP not being long for this world, but I really hope we get enough deluxes to round out complete combiners. Abominus is already set, but we need at least one more Autobot or two more Decepticons in order to have more than ONE complete combiner in the whole toyline. Ideally, we'd get two more fembots to complete Elita Infin1te, three more carbots for the Inferno torso, and two more cons for Starscream. Unless they've really been keeping things under wraps, this isn't looking very likely. :(
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939921)
Posted by Zaries on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:41pm CST
predaking looks amazing just a little skinny looking, same thing with OPOP, looks a lil skinny but still looks awesome regardless, always been a fan beast wars, ambominus looks beautiful. also is it me or do those prime masters appear to have screws instead of the pins, bit strange to change over to pins for the next wave. the customs for this wave will be amazing :x
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939922)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:43pm CST
I am in love with the Optimal Optimus. His grey cockpit doesn't bother me; it may actually be an improvement. The only negative IMO is the fact that he is a modern toy, which means hollow parts that will look very cheap next to the original toy (specifically the inner thighs, Hasbro's favorite place to hollow out a Transformer).
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939927)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:56pm CST
The next gallery from the Transformers: Power of the Primes section of the Hasbro Showroom at New York Toy Fair 2018 comes in the multitude that is the presence of the Terrorcons and their combined form Abominus, the deluxes Moonracer and Nova Star that will join the Elita-Infin1te combiner, plus Legend class Battleslash and Roadtrap and their combined form Battletrap.

Check out below a selection of the newer figures from the displays, including the original names of the Terrorcon team, with Voyager and torso Hun-Gurrr, and limbs Rippersnapper, Blot, Cutthroat, and Sinnertwin. You also get closeups of Prime Masters and Decoy Suits featuring Bludgeon, Octopunch, and more. Click on any image for the full gallery!

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Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939931)
Posted by Overcracker on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:02pm CST
Damn it Hasbro, making me want that Optimal so much., he looks really good. Need to set aside some cash for him now.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939932)
Posted by ebonyleopard on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:05pm CST
Aw, you man the Inner Primal won't have a gorilla mode? I'm a little sad now (or am I looking at this wrong?)
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939934)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:08pm CST
Lore Keeper wrote:I know many clues point to PotP not being long for this world, but I really hope we get enough deluxes to round out complete combiners. Abominus is already set, but we need at least one more Autobot or two more Decepticons in order to have more than ONE complete combiner in the whole toyline. Ideally, we'd get two more fembots to complete Elita Infin1te, three more carbots for the Inferno torso, and two more cons for Starscream. Unless they've really been keeping things under wraps, this isn't looking very likely. :(


you could always take some rejects from other teams to fill out Inferno and Starscream.
Alpha Bravo and Rook are homeless now that Slingshot and deluxe Groove took their jobs back, so there's 2 limbs for Inferno.
if the rumors anout UW shuttle mode Blastoff getting a us release are true, then you can kick CW jet Blastoff off of your Bruticus, pair him up with Offroad and toss them onto Starscream.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939935)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:08pm CST
Do we have any proof that PotP is ending after Wave 4? That and I wonder if there is anything new in that wave or if it's repack-and-one-new-figure (which makes me damn glad I don't intend to chase down Novastar becasue Slugslinger was a P A I N to chase down at retail)? Is that reallly it for Potp?

Edit: Btw I may be in the minority but I actually think this Optimal Optimus is looking quite nice. It was never intended to be a 1:1 remake of the original toy and I'm fine with the compromises it take given that beside the new gimmick they fully committed to keeping it's overall design very close to the original. Plus, in spite of how little he used in in the show, the robot and beast mode were always the main attraction for a Beast Wars figure. And, oh man, does he look like one.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939936)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:21pm CST
Skritz wrote:Do we have any proof that PotP is ending after Wave 4? That and I wonder if there is anything new in that wave or if it's repack-and-one-new-figure (which makes me damn glad I don't intend to chase down Novastar becasue Slugslinger was a P A I N to chase down at retail)? Is that reallly it for Potp?

Edit: Btw I may be in the minority but I actually think this Optimal Optimus is looking quite nice. It was never intended to be a 1:1 remake of the original toy and I'm fine with the compromises it take given that beside the new gimmick they fully committed to keeping it's overall design very close to the original. Plus, in spite of how little he used in in the show, the robot and beast mode were always the main attraction for a Beast Wars figure. And, oh man, does he look like one.



Hmmm. some of the bots on the wave is missing, Flywheels and other Duocons were missing in this wave.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939938)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:23pm CST
And i just realized Novastar was a redeco of Moonracer with only the head retool.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939939)
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:25pm CST
I just can't seem them ending the theme at wave 4. I can see Inferno just being a single figure with no limbs designed for him, but if it ends at wave 4, then only two of the five Voyagers would be complete combiners. I think we probably do get a final wave with two Decepticons to complete King Screamer and one Autobot to complete Elita InfinONEte.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939940)
Posted by Overcracker on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:26pm CST
Ebonyleopard wrote:Aw, you man the Inner Primal won't have a gorilla mode? I'm a little sad now (or am I looking at this wrong?)


No. The inner Primal turns into a skateboard for the larger monkey mode.

Combined they form the full Optimal Optimus Robot Mode.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939942)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:27pm CST
As much as people complained about retool abuse in CW, I'd say it would be a serious shame if those new Dinobot and Terrorcons molds aren't reused for Piranacon and Monstructor. The two of which seem sadly less and less plausible, especially since they scrapped those big boxset halfway into Titans Return.

It's a shame because these are both combiners which are well within the possibility of (relatively) cheap engineering. Especially since we've seen that Hun-Gurr shares a skeleton with Silverbolt. Snaptrap would have been plausible out of Grimlock or Hun-Gurr, really. The rest of the Seacons are a joke to retool compared to that. Alas, it seems unlikely unless they announce them in Wave 5. Which may not even exist.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939943)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:27pm CST
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... and this is evidence Hasbro just reuses display models from the previous show ;)

But fear not:

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Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939945)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:30pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Image

... and this is evidence Hasbro just reuses display models from the previous show ;)


This guy right here is such a tease. I bet they had some Wildfly/Yokuryu plan down the line but scrapped it, at this point.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939947)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:35pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Image

... and this is evidence Hasbro just reuses display models from the previous show ;)

But fear not:

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i wish one of these have a running change. :x
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939949)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
As for those wondering why I was hoping so much for Piranacon and Monstructor: I grew up with Beast Wars toys, especially those from season 2 onward. Mechanical animal and monsters are my jam so you can imagine how much I wish I could build whole combiner themes of these kind of figures.

To the child in me, they're the coolest stuff ever. Even the lackluster (by comparison) Dinobots of PotP have been a blast.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939950)
Posted by EmirateXaaron on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
Just found the Wave 2 deluxes (minus Blackwing) at a Wal-Mart in Evansville, IN for $16.82.

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I picked up the Rippersnapper, but didn't have the money or desire to get the Dinobots.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939951)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
Skritz wrote:As much as people complained about retool abuse in CW, I'd say it would be a serious shame if those new Dinobot and Terrorcons molds aren't reused for Piranacon and Monstructor. The two of which seem sadly less and less plausible, especially since they scrapped those big boxset halfway into Titans Return.

It's a shame because these are both combiners which are well within the possibility of (relatively) cheap engineering. Especially since we've seen that Hun-Gurr shares a skeleton with Silverbolt. Snaptrap would have been plausible out of Grimlock or Hun-Gurr, really. The rest of the Seacons are a joke to retool compared to that. Alas, it seems unlikely unless they announce them in Wave 5. Which may not even exist.


Don't forget, Leozack for the Starscream/Elita-1 mold too.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939953)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:46pm CST
Albatross250 wrote:
Skritz wrote:As much as people complained about retool abuse in CW, I'd say it would be a serious shame if those new Dinobot and Terrorcons molds aren't reused for Piranacon and Monstructor. The two of which seem sadly less and less plausible, especially since they scrapped those big boxset halfway into Titans Return.

It's a shame because these are both combiners which are well within the possibility of (relatively) cheap engineering. Especially since we've seen that Hun-Gurr shares a skeleton with Silverbolt. Snaptrap would have been plausible out of Grimlock or Hun-Gurr, really. The rest of the Seacons are a joke to retool compared to that. Alas, it seems unlikely unless they announce them in Wave 5. Which may not even exist.


Don't forget, Leozack for the Starscream/Elita-1 mold too.


Or Skyquake. The potential was there for PotP to be truly Combiner Wars 2.0 in full but, sadly, it seems more like it will end with a whimper more than a bang.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939956)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:54pm CST
They said the next Trilogy after this was War for Cybertron.



Heck, i would be expecting they're going to use War Within molds, i'll be totally damned.


(Back from topic)
I just wish they use Warpath on the CW Megatron mold for POTP but *sigh*
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939958)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:57pm CST
Skritz wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:
Skritz wrote:As much as people complained about retool abuse in CW, I'd say it would be a serious shame if those new Dinobot and Terrorcons molds aren't reused for Piranacon and Monstructor. The two of which seem sadly less and less plausible, especially since they scrapped those big boxset halfway into Titans Return.

It's a shame because these are both combiners which are well within the possibility of (relatively) cheap engineering. Especially since we've seen that Hun-Gurr shares a skeleton with Silverbolt. Snaptrap would have been plausible out of Grimlock or Hun-Gurr, really. The rest of the Seacons are a joke to retool compared to that. Alas, it seems unlikely unless they announce them in Wave 5. Which may not even exist.


Don't forget, Leozack for the Starscream/Elita-1 mold too.


Or Skyquake. The potential was there for PotP to be truly Combiner Wars 2.0 in full but, sadly, it seems more like it will end with a whimper more than a bang.

I do have to wonder if PotP is suffering from the same fate as parts of Titans Return (like boxsets), where they had a lot planned for the line, but were forced to trim back by corporate decisions. Though nothing is confirmed yet, there is a lot of evidence for big plans being made as well as evidence for the line ending sooner than anyone expected. This also reminds me of the planned Fan Club. Has anyone had the chance to ask the design team about the Transformers Fan Club? I don't know how much they're allowed to say, but some closure on a lot of loose ends would be very welcome. "Where there actually four planned box sets?" "Were the special addition figures leftover from those supposed to be released by the club?" "Any chance of releasing other cancelled figures in the near future (I really want a Godbomber)?" I know the designed team can be very tight-lipped, but there's no harm in asking.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939959)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:00pm CST
Generations (or at least PotP) getting screwed over wouldn't leave such a sour taste in my mouth if it was scrapped for something good. However, all signs point to more crummy shelf-warming Rid-grade trash. I do wonder if Transformers 5 and Star Wars 8 under performing (and their toys too) isn't what's crippling the other Hasbro things.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939961)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:07pm CST
Munkky wrote:Elita and Optimus are bought on sight, though Moonracer and Novastar are still on my maybe pile. Predaking does't look very appealing to me, he's not quite as good as Devastator design-wise, and I am a bit sad that Prime Master Onyx will only be sold with Predaking because I wanted every Prime Master but didn't want to add any more Titans to my collection. Speaking of Prime Masters, I love that Bludgeon turns into a weapon made for bludgeoning.


Just because I want some clarification, myself: Did they specifically say that Onyx Prime was ONLY going to be available with Predaking? Because what I heard was "this Onyx Prime, exclusive to this set." Which, to me, could be like a special Predaking deco of the Onyx Prime. Similar to the Blast Off-Megatronus.

IF they only make an Onyx Prime for Predaking, that is really going to change my display layout.
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939962)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:09pm CST
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
Munkky wrote:Elita and Optimus are bought on sight, though Moonracer and Novastar are still on my maybe pile. Predaking does't look very appealing to me, he's not quite as good as Devastator design-wise, and I am a bit sad that Prime Master Onyx will only be sold with Predaking because I wanted every Prime Master but didn't want to add any more Titans to my collection. Speaking of Prime Masters, I love that Bludgeon turns into a weapon made for bludgeoning.


Just because I want some clarification, myself: Did they specifically say that Onyx Prime was ONLY going to be available with Predaking? Because what I heard was "this Onyx Prime, exclusive to this set." Which, to me, could be like a special Predaking deco of the Onyx Prime. Similar to the Blast Off-Megatronus.

IF they only make an Onyx Prime for Predaking, that is really going to change my display layout.


Maybe they cancelled the normal, individual release of Onyx Prime and other Prime Masters/Pretenders?
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939963)
Posted by Hotconvoy on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:11pm CST
Skritz wrote:Generations (or at least PotP) getting screwed over wouldn't leave such a sour taste in my mouth if it was scrapped for something good. However, all signs point to more crummy shelf-warming Rid-grade trash. I do wonder if Transformers 5 and Star Wars 8 under performing (and their toys too) isn't what's crippling the other Hasbro things.

These make R.I.D look good. Except for maybee the big Prime, Megs and shockwave
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939964)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:12pm CST
Image

Who does Onyx resemble? :???:
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939965)
Posted by Hotconvoy on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:14pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Image

Who does Onyx resemble? :???:

I don't know, who? :???:
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939966)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:14pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Image

Who does Onyx resemble? :???:

Beast Hunters Predaking? :-?
Re: Official Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, Nova Star, Prime Masters, More #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939968)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 8:17pm CST
Hotconvoy wrote:
Skritz wrote:Generations (or at least PotP) getting screwed over wouldn't leave such a sour taste in my mouth if it was scrapped for something good. However, all signs point to more crummy shelf-warming Rid-grade trash. I do wonder if Transformers 5 and Star Wars 8 under performing (and their toys too) isn't what's crippling the other Hasbro things.

These make R.I.D look good. Except for maybee the big Prime, Megs and shockwave


See, I hear people whine about even the modern Generations toys but here's the thing: to me it's not that the new stuff look 'cartoony'. Animated looked like a cartoon but it had good design and toy engineering. It's not the esthetic choice, it's the clear im-not-trying factor. Generations figures may have many pitfall, like a lack of more advanced articulation (good luck finding wrist articulation on any figure and even more good luck finding a waist swivel on anything bigger than a deluxe!) but they at least look like someone genuinely tried to design a good-looking, modernized take on a pre-existing character. Sure you get a few details that stink (looking at you, crappy stickers) but for the most part the Prime War trilogy figures generally skewed toward decent-looking.

And then you got these blocky, deformed....things....with single color plastic, even less paint apps than a modern Generation toy and even less articulation. And these horrors are sold at the same price point! Yeah, sure, business are cheap. Business want to make money. I get that. But can anyone honestly tell me anything recent that wasn't a Generations toy looked even remotely appealing? Again, I need to re-iterate: not because of the esthetic.

Edit: Okay and some TF5 toys looked decent. But, again, for every Barricade and Nitro Zeus you get crap like One Step Changers. Do kids even buy those?

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