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SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 1:00PM CDT

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Hasbro Delivers the Hottest Special Edition Toys at Comic-Con International, Featuring Transformers, My Little Pony, Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars, Marvel and More


PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In what has become a highly anticipated annual tradition, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is returning to Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, with an array of special edition action figures and toys from Hasbro's most popular brands inspired by the comics, movies, animated series and video games that made them popular. Fans can expect special edition figures from Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT brands as well as its licensed properties, STAR WARS® and MARVEL.

The special edition items will be available at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth (#3329) at Comic-Con International starting on Preview Night, July 23rd (while supplies last), as well as in limited quantities after the convention concludes at HasbroToyShop.com. Highlights of the collection of special edition toys include the TRANSFORMERS DINOBOTS Action Figure Collection featuring the breakout stars of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, and MARVEL'S The Infinity Gauntlet and 3.75-inch Action Figure Pack, complete with four exclusive 3.75-inch MARVEL INFINITE SERIES action figures and a wearable foam Infinity Gauntlet glove!

"Our brand teams always enjoy creating and developing these unique and highly sought after special edition toys and figures for Comic-Con attendees," said John Frascotti, chief marketing officer, Hasbro. "These products are crafted with the most passionate fan in mind, and we are thrilled to be able to provide our fans with new versions of their favorite pop-culture, iconic brands each year at Comic-Con."

The comprehensive list of Hasbro's 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition Figures Features:

TRANSFORMERS

TRANSFORMERS DINOBOTS Action Figure Collection

(Ages: 8 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $159.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

The DINOBOTS are back! The breakout stars of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION are featured in this set, each with a G1-inspired deco, complete with vac-metal parts! Voyager scale GRIMLOCK and Deluxe scale SNARL, STRAFE and DINOBOT SLUG charge into battle in the steel and gold look that made them famous back in 1985. The DINOBOTS come in a package designed by world-famous pop-up artist Matthew Reinhart (TRANSFORMERS: THE ULTIMATE POP-UP UNIVERSE) that converts into the famed Autobot Ark and Mount St. Hilary from the original G1 animation!

TRANSFORMERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EDITION Action Figure Collection

(Ages: 8 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $184.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS brand, this Special Edition set presents your favorite TRANSFORMERS characters as you've never seen them before—as hard-rockin' robots in the universe's greatest band, the Knights of Unicron! The four Deluxe Scale rock god action figures—OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, SMOOTH JAZZ and SOUNDWAVE—each feature glam rock deco, metal band hair and the titanic egos that once tore them apart. Also joining the tour are LASERBEAK, who converts into a note-shredding electric guitar and RATBAT, who converts into the funkiest keytar on this side of CYBERTRON. The entire set is packaged in an amazing "roadie case," including special edition posters, stickers and tell-all history booklet depicting the hardest-rocking band in the history of CYBERTRON!

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KRE-O CLASS OF 1984 KREON 30-Pack

(Ages: 6 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Party like it's 1984 with this "Yearbook" edition of 30 of your favorite AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON KREONS, all in unique G1 and G2 decos! Fan-favorites like OPTIMUS PRIME, SOUNDWAVE and ARCEE are included, along with ULTRA MAGNUS, DECEPTICON RUMBLE and DECEPTICON FRENZY making their KREON debut! Also includes totally tubular ‘80s accessories like a floppy disk, a boom box…even a KREON mullet!

MY LITTLE PONY

MY LITTLE PONY MANE-IAC MAYHEM Pony

(Approximate Retail Price: $49.99; Ages 3 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Get ready for the most evil nemesis of the POWER PONIES, MANE-IAC MAYHEM pony. Her wild and ‘electrifying' green mane is almost as devious as her piercing red and green eyes. This power-mad pony from Maretropolis features a metallic purple outfit, accessorized with fashionable black and gold glittery boots. She comes with her trusty sidekick, SPIKE THE DRAGON as "Hum Drum." Get the MANE-IAC MAYHEM pony at Comic-Con 2014!

MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS

MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS MANE-IAC MAYHEM Doll

(Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Brace yourself, because you're not ready for the wild and wily ways of this crazy MANE-IAC MAYHEM doll! With a maniacal hairstyle inspired by the MANE-IAC MAYHEM pony from the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic animated series created by Hasbro Studios, this doll has an over-the-top outfit and sunglasses, and her boots are off the chain. Get this madcap doll at Comic-Con 2014!

STAR WARS

STAR WARS® THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH JABBA THE HUTT™ THRONE ROOM ACTION FIGURE Set

(Approximate Retail Price: $64.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

The fan-favorite STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-inch action figure line jumps to hyperspace in 2014 with the introduction of iconic in-scale vehicles and alien creatures, all featuring the incredibly accurate design and high level of articulation fans have come to expect from THE BLACK SERIES collection. Fans will have their first opportunity to collect a 6-inch scale JABBA THE HUTT at San Diego Comic-Con with the JABBA THE HUTT'S Throne Room Action Figure Set, which comes with railing, hookah and in-scale articulated SALACIOUS CRUMB action figure. The figures are packed in a special, scene-accurate display that depicts JABBA'S throne room, complete with space for last year's HAN SOLO in Carbonite figure (no longer available).

MARVEL

MARVEL'S THE THANOS IMPERATIVE LEGENDS Action Figure Pack

(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $99.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

The battle to save the universe is on, and this ragtag alliance of interstellar heroes is just the bunch to save the day! Based on the cosmic MARVEL Comics story THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, this special edition collection features five 6-inch-scale MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES figures—BLACK BOLT, STAR LORD, BLASTAAR, MARVEL'S MEDUSA and MARVEL'S GLADIATOR. The cosmic favorite come in a special-edition package designed to look like the GALACTUS ENGINE, the ultimate weapon from THE THANOS IMPERATIVE.

MARVEL'S THE INFINITY GAUNTLET and 3.75" Action Figure Pack

(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $74.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Based on the classic MARVEL Comics cosmic story THE INFINITY GAUNTLET, this special edition pack is your chance to wield the mightiest weapon in the universe! The set includes four exclusive 3.75-inch MARVEL INIFINITE SERIES action figures—THANOS (w/ INFINITY GAUNTLET), MISTRESS DEATH, MARVEL'S NEBULA and MARVEL'S STARFOX. Plus, continue the action with the included wearable foam Infinity Gauntlet glove, a role-play replica of the reality-controlling artifact!

JEM DOLL

Rockin' Romance JEM Doll

(Ages: 15 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $139.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Fans will have a truly outrageous experience at Comic-Con 2014 when they see the special edition ROCKIN' ROMANCE JEM doll! The fully articulated ROCKIN' ROMANCE JEM doll stands 12.5 inches tall and features rooted pink hair with corkscrew curls in a stylish side ponytail, complete with flashy bow, and stunning long eyelashes. Ready for romance in a pink polka dot dress with a jeweled collar and sparkly high-heel pumps, ROCKIN' ROMANCE JEM is ready for a night on the town with her beau Rio Pacheco! Fans will be delighted to see their favorite rock star delivered in a special commemorative edition retro pack, inspired by the original never-before-released ROCKIN' ROMANCE box art created for the original line in the 1980's! But that's not all...to further protect what is sure to become one of the most sought after collectibles of the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS collection, this Truly Outrageous Comic-Con and HasbroToyShop.com exclusive souvenir comes nested in a super sturdy, ultra sleek mirror finish outer box!

MIGHTY MUGGS

MIGHTY MUGGS ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT Special Edition Figure

(Ages: 6 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $22.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT toy with this special edition MIGHTY MUGG! Since the release of the original Parker Brothers toy in 1979, ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT has built a devoted following, and now toy fans will be able to purchase the first MIGHTY MUGG ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT figure, featuring 5.5 inches of 100% recycled awesome!

MAGIC: THE GATHERING

MAGIC 2015 PLANESWALKER Pack Featuring Garruk's Axe by NERF

(Ages: 13 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $110.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

The 2014 MAGIC: THE GATHERING SDCC exclusive once again brings the sleek "black on black" premium treatment to this year's Core Set Planeswalker line-up, but this time there is a twist: There are six Planeswalker cards, and they feature new art by renown comic artist Jae Lee! Each set also comes with the first ever NERF item for MAGIC: THE GATHERING: Garruk's Axe. Pick up your set at the Hasbro booth at SDCC, and be the envy of the Multiverse.

Following the convention, a limited number of each item will be available for purchase online at HasbroToyShop.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 territories around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1592930)
Posted by Regimus Prime on July 23rd, 2014 @ 6:37pm CDT
I'm all over that Dinobot set when I get to the convention. Can't wait :BOT:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593006)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:19am CDT
Seibertron is on site at SDCC 2014 and as always, has his trusty camera on hand to bring us the best of the best when it comes to galleries of the hottest new products. Everything from Transformers to Masters Of The Universe!

You can see all of the images from SDCC 2014's coverage right here: http://www.seibertron.com/events/event.php?event_id=366

The newest on site galleries cover Masterpiece, Kre-O, Hero Mashers and Rescue Bots, Age Of Extinction, Generations, Angry Birds Transformers and last, but not least, Masters Of The Universe Classics from Mattel. Without further ado, here we go!

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This is just the tip of the iceberg and we'll have more images, more info and the best panel coverage, so keep us open in a tab and have your trigger finger on the reload button, because we're your best source for SDCC 2014 breaking news!

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593037)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:49am CDT
I wish I had been the Angry Birds designer/creator. Holy jeepers that just went bonkers!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593072)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on July 24th, 2014 @ 9:16am CDT
Tigertrack wrote:I wish I had been the Angry Birds designer/creator. Holy jeepers that just went bonkers!



Such language!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593099)
Posted by robotmel on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:46am CDT
:shock:
A War is coming in 2015... Combiner Wars!

As previously rumoured/reported Hasbro will be rolling out new versions of Superion and Menasor and both teams will come with a sixth member providing extra armor or weaponry!

Check out the latest photos from this years SDCC 2014 below.
Images c/o ToyArk/TFW2005/Joe Moore. ;)

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More pics here...
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/san-diego-comic-con-33/transformers-from-hasbro-breakfast-event-at-sdcc-2013-180787/
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593104)
Posted by robotmel on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:52am CDT
:shock: :shock:
Thanks to eagle eyed General Tekno over on the TFW2005 boards, the previously shown Generations Voyager Optimus Prime could be just a cheeky repaint of 2015 Combiner main man Motormaster!
I will let the General explain...

General Tekno wrote:So that core robot on the Menasor is DEFINITELY the new Voyager Prime mold we got teased back at Botcon. The back view of the combined mode makes it pretty obvious.
Also, I'm gonna guess that the Legends addon dudes for the combiners (Menasor's chest car, Superion's powergun) will come with the hands/feet, on account of the hands/feet being completely different colors than the limbs. (And no way they'd paint those given the moving parts)

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Interesting!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593117)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:17am CDT
Are there seriously rotor blades on Superion's legs? I'm a really big Aerialbots fan, and having one of them be a helicopter is so far removed from what is okay in my mind. Not to be the one guy complaining, but that really gets to me :-x
These look like really early prototypes though, so I hope that's not finalized
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593129)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:42am CDT
You know, for $15 - $25 toy releases, I think they look pretty alright, aside from some wonky posing. I don't expect them to look like the third party few hundred dollar releases, because they, well aren't, I think the hasbro samples look good so far.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593134)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:01pm CDT
Ladies and gentlemen, put on your anti-nerdgasm pants on! Starting off our coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2014, we have our Breakfast Event images, which show off our first look at combiners Superion (first teased at BotCon last month) and Menasor! These combiners, part of next year's Generations: Combiner Wars series, are prototypes and show display pieces, hence the hot glue on spots and some wibbly bits and pieces here and there.

As many have guessed, Menasor's central figure is indeed a Motormaster redeco of the Generations Voyager Optimus Prime (also first revealed at BotCon) figure! Also worth noting is that Superion and Menasor are joined by additional characters which are not actually a part of the traditional Aerialbot and Stunticon teams... Superion wields Legends Powerglide as a weapon, and Menasor uses an as-of-yet revealed Legends buddy to form Menasor's traditional car-torso-shield!

Check out the images below, which have been mirrored from our full gallery of the Breakfast Event, which can be viewed here!

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593138)
Posted by HiddenElephant on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Scramble City LIVES!!!! (and not for the first time, either!)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593141)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CDT
At least this time they used a larger figure for the center torso. They're better proportioned now.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593142)
Posted by Mkall on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:14pm CDT
I like Superion. I think I'm ready to retire FansProject's Superion in favour of this.

I do not like Menasor. I will keep FP's.

I'm curious to see the rest of the reveals... under an hour to go.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593144)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:14pm CDT
These two are a step in the right direction, but not characters I particularly care about so I'll be passing on them.

I quite like the idea of Legends figures lending some support.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593147)
Posted by Marcdachamp on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
I really like them both, but where in the name of Unicron is my Devastator with Prowl as the head??? :sad:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593148)
Posted by hinomars19 on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CDT
Not bad. It'll be interesting to see how they look transformed properly, especially Superion's arms...are they that long or can they be configured better? :-? Superion's legs look hella silly though #-o

Time to put my negative nancy hat on-I'm super miffed Motormaster is a prime re-paint! :-x MM should be his own bot. Proper miffed and cheesed off now :evil:
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Wait...does that mean Prime can combine with things? Does that mean if I make a Thunderclash from Prime...he could combine with things....?

Miffed status alleviating slightly...
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593149)
Posted by Super Megatron on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CDT
It doesn't look like Motormaster is a redeco of the Generations Voyager Optimus Prime - the hinges and configurations are all wrong - but I could be wrong.

Menasor's blue chest gun looks a lot like G1 Skyhammer's gun, though...
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593150)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CDT
I will buy everything!=D Agreed with Mkall though Superion is more awesome of the two
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593151)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
Want to see what they look like as individuals. They don't look that bad combined but I'm not real interested in either one.

(Also secretly hoping this leads to a Predaking down the line. I'll buy the crap out of an affordable Predaking.)
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593152)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
If Generations Prime was designed to later become a combiner...

... that raises some questions in my mind about Generations Chromia...
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593153)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
Super Megatron wrote:It doesn't look like Motormaster is a redeco of the Generations Voyager Optimus Prime - the hinges and configurations are all wrong.


Had to borrow from the competition to prove this. It pains me to do this act.

Here it is, proof from General Tekno via TFW2005.

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593155)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:27pm CDT
You know I think primes a pretool, and motormaster actually came first in the design process.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593157)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:31pm CDT
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593158)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:33pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:You know I think primes a pretool, and motormaster actually came first in the design process.


Makes sense and it only reinforces the fact that Optimus will be forever tied to his rival. >:oP

I'm not that miffed about as I have Henkei Convoy already and thus have a separate entity from Motorbreath. Remember, AoE Evoution 2-pack for those that don't ;)

And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593159)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593160)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:47pm CDT
I like what I am seeing so far.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593163)
Posted by Convoy on July 24th, 2014 @ 12:58pm CDT
Why is this happening? What did we do to deserve this?
We are not worthy!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593166)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Not really digging Menasor, but that's okay because I never really liked him anyway. Superion's looking pretty cool. Once he comes out I'll probably move the FP one to the Energon shelf where it sort of belongs.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593171)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593172)
Posted by megatronus on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
These are the most encouraging things I've seen since the announcement of Metroplex. A serious step in the right direction. Bravo! :APPLAUSE:

I seriously see myself using that Superion, and expect it to not look at all out of place amongst my 3rd Party combiners. Finally - an Autobot combiner for my collection (I've been lukewarm on the 3rd Party ones). I think I'll hold onto my FP M3/Intimidator for now. Honestly, my biggest nitpick with Hasbro's version are the horns. They're a bit off. I'll still pick up the Menasor set for their bot modes, though.

I definitely think "Combiner Wars" is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Hasbro taking it to the 3rd Parties. This is awesome.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593175)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.


I don't think we'll be getting the Protectobots as there's a set of them already in the works. The Combaticons... too soon after FoC? :-?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593176)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Seibertron is currently attending the Hasbro Transformers panel at SDCC, where new, current and older products are being discussed! Find below a summary of the event as it comes through, with images, notes, comments and whatever is sent our way.

NOTE: Please come back and refresh this post, as it will be steadily updated throughout the whole panel.

The panel has Hasbro's Sarah Carroll, designer Sean Carmine Isabella, IDW's John Barber, and Global Marketing Director Jerry Jivoin.

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Images from @HasbroNews Twitter account


New Kre-o Transformers
Build it and can transform it without taking it apart! Showed Bumblebee and Optimus Prime

Movie Generations
Platinum Edition Grimlock Prime 2 pack is coming out to Kmart
Masterpiece Grimlock might be coming back to TRU!
G1 deco Slog will be an Amazon exclusive to go with the SDCC set

Generations 2015
(Make sure to check out the sneak peek galleries posted earlier!)

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Combiner Wars is the theme for 2015, artwork by Livio Ramondelli.

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Image from IDW Facebook



Video by Seibertron!




Combiner limbs are triple changers: robot, vehicle, limb.
Barber: Deluxes will have in-pack comics - origin of Superion, then later waves.
Scramble city style interchangeable system!
Voyager Optimus Prime shown at BotCon combines with Combiners

Legends Wave 1: Powerglide, Thundercracker, Windcharger, Bombshell

Deluxe Wave 1: Firefly, Skydive, Alpha Bravo, Dragstrip
Deluxe Wave 2: Air Raid, Dead End, Breakdown, Offroad

Voyager Wave 1: Silverbolt, Optimus
Voyager Wave 2: Motormaster

Mike Vogle & Jeff Kline join the panel to talk about Rescue Bots Season 3

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

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Same core creative team as Transformers: Prime, including Polygon Studios


Video by Seibertron!


Toys
One-Step Changers Wave 1: Sideswipe, Underbite (Con)
Legion Wave 1: Strongarm (Elite Guard female bot), Optimus Prime
Warriors Wave 1: Bee
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593177)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Menasor kinda has thunder thighs going on. Not bad overall though- loving the head with those horns. Also there seems to be an extra Stunticon forming his chestplate. New character ahoy!

*Prepares for inevitable GEEWUN rage*

Superion looks good, although I think he actually looks a bit TOO G1-accurate. He looks hugely blocky and he's got the birthing hips of the G1 toy- which is not good (especially as IIRC those hips broke all the damn time). Also liking how the extra Aerialbot forms the gun, a la Seacons.

(Also, HasTak/3P take note: We need Seacons!)

What I'm not happy about is the hands and feet being separate pieces. Now granted they do seem to transform into weapons for the individual robots, but myself I'd rather the individual bots had good weapons and the combined form had claws/guns for hands like the Energon combiners than giving the combined form hugely hand-like hands (and oversized ones by the looks of things) resulting in unconvincing separate weapons.

Still, I'll wait for the in-hand images to decide on whether to get these or save up for Uranos and Intimidator. Alternatively I might just get the remaining figures I need for my Energon Superion (with a bit of finagling you can make the Windrazor into an arm with an elbow and a 4-fingered claw if you leave out the weird plank-thing). Because I love cannon hands.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593178)
Posted by megatronus on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.

They just did Bruticus as part of the FOC line. Do you really think they'd do another one so soon?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593179)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.

They just did Bruticus as part of the FOC line. Do you really think they'd do another one so soon?

got something from a friend at the panel,
Combiners are scramble, and they're using a different system from the foc combiners
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593180)
Posted by megatronus on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:27pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.

They just did Bruticus as part of the FOC line. Do you really think they'd do another one so soon?

got something from a friend at the panel,
Combiners are scramble, and they're using a different system from the foc combiners

The point is they did the character fairly recently, not that these combiners use the same "system".
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593181)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CDT
love the look of these guys, gonna be an addition to my stunticon shelf for sure. will decide wether this Menasor or Intimidator go on my classics shelf when this one comes out.

but one thing bothers me, why does Superion have a helicopter leg?
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593182)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:30pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.

They just did Bruticus as part of the FOC line. Do you really think they'd do another one so soon?

got something from a friend at the panel,
Combiners are scramble, and they're using a different system from the foc combiners

The point is they did the character fairly recently, not that these combiners use the same "system".

I was just sharing something, wasn't about bruticus, just combiner wars
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593184)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CDT
I'm reserving judgement on the combiners till we see the actual finished product. These were obviously rushed to be on the show floor and are still very much in the prototype stage. It does explain why the new Voyager Prime looked so bad though, it was designed to be Motormaster.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593186)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CDT
They're alright i guess. I'd probably buy them once refined.
Those feet on both combiners are pretty teeny weeny though. I'd like to NOT have to buy a 3rd party upgrade to fix that. That's my only gripe really.

It's Hasbro. It is what is. They FINALLY sorted out their combiners to become "reasonable" but too little too late if you ask me. I've seen WAAAY better combiner figs for years now with 3rd party stuff. It's like watching the slow kid in class finally figure out how to do long division after getting it wrong time after time ,failing, while everyone else blasts past him to the next grade.

Oh.....and why are those shoulder cannons pointing back at Superions head?
I also noticed how bad the hands are. No articulation and look how the weapons peg in!! They peg in to some silly little hole between his thumb and wrist. Look at that tiny wee axe in menasors hand ....or should i say hatchet. Yeesh. Keeep trying Hasbro. Please.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593187)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:41pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:It's Hasbro. It is what is. They FINALLY sorted out their combiners to become "reasonable" but too little too late if you ask me. I've seen WAAAY better combiner figs for years now with 3rd party stuff. It's like watching the slow kid in class finally figure out how to do long division after getting it wrong time after time ,failing, while everyone else blasts past him to the next grade.


Because of course budget restrictions or the fact these need to be sold to kids (and thus be safety-tested and be relatively simple) has absolutely nothing to do with it. Nope. Must be that Hasblow can't do combiners and that Transformers should be given to iGear so we can have a masterful recreation of every animation blunder-induced variation in Optimus Prime's model.

Oh.....and why are those shoulder cannons pointing back at Superions head?


It's a hastily-readied prototype. It's not finished and it was awkwardly posed/transformed.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593194)
Posted by bwDEPTHcharge on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:47pm CDT
Menasor...Menasor... YYYYEEESSS!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593195)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:48pm CDT
Hasbro have tried to do combiners for years and still can't get it right. They might have finally done it with these but we will see when better, official pics get released. Yes, third parties can do better because they aren't designed with kids in mind. this is exactly why Hasbro needs to start looking into doing a high end line. they know the collectors are out there and are willing to drop the cash for great designed products but they are letting other companies rule the roost. They can still produce the kids stuff, I have no issue with that. The best example is LEGO. There is a company that mainly produces kids toys but they have a very successful collector range of large, expensive models that adults can buy and enjoy.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593196)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:It's Hasbro. It is what is. They FINALLY sorted out their combiners to become "reasonable" but too little too late if you ask me. I've seen WAAAY better combiner figs for years now with 3rd party stuff. It's like watching the slow kid in class finally figure out how to do long division after getting it wrong time after time ,failing, while everyone else blasts past him to the next grade.


Because of course budget restrictions or the fact these need to be sold to kids (and thus be safety-tested and be relatively simple) has absolutely nothing to do with it. Nope. Must be that Hasblow can't do combiners and that Transformers should be given to iGear so we can have a masterful recreation of every animation blunder-induced variation in Optimus Prime's model.

Oh.....and why are those shoulder cannons pointing back at Superions head?


It's a hastily-readied prototype. It's not finished and it was awkwardly posed/transformed.


I know you think your being witty and super smart and i'm also a fan of sarcasm. But i think you've completely forgotten how pretty much every new combiner Hasbro has ever done in the past decade was almost a complete abomination of nonsense. Yes i understand about child safety laws and budget restrictions but that has nothing to do with properly proportioned and aesthetically pleasing combiners. The combiner formula was established in the 80's and they seemed to have completely forgotten how to do it till just now.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593197)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
Combiners are looking good, even the Stunticons, now that I've seen pics of the individual figures. Still, I don't really collect Stunticons so I'll likely skip. The Aerialbots are looking very kibble-heavy, but what can you do. Something's gotta give, I'd rather have awesome bot & combiner modes and sacrifice a bit of vehicle mode realism. So far these are must-buys for me. I just hope Hasbro doesn't screw it up by making them neon colors or something like Fruiticus.

One thing I am really glad for is that they're kicking AoE to the curb instead of dragging it to death for 2+ years like the last few movie lines. Thank Primus.

I wonder if anyone got pics of the RiD2015 toys? Curious to see how they turn out. I may skip the line if it's mostly kid-focused, but I might pick up a few gems if there are any.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593199)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 24th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Combiners are looking good, even the Stunticons, now that I've seen pics of the individual figures. Still, I don't really collect Stunticons so I'll likely skip. The Aerialbots are looking very kibble-heavy, but what can you do. Something's gotta give, I'd rather have awesome bot & combiner modes and sacrifice a bit of vehicle mode realism. So far these are must-buys for me. I just hope Hasbro doesn't screw it up by making them neon colors or something like Fruiticus.

One thing I am really glad for is that they're kicking AoE to the curb instead of dragging it to death for 2+ years like the last few movie lines. Thank Primus.

I wonder if anyone got pics of the RiD2015 toys? Curious to see how they turn out. I may skip the line if it's mostly kid-focused, but I might pick up a few gems if there are any.


Great point.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593200)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 24th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
Superion and Menasor look spectacularly awesome. However, I've got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that these figures would be cancelled or hard to find in stores like Thundertron. I just can't take this feeling from me.
Mindmaster wrote:Image

Nice for pointing that out! :APPLAUSE:
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593202)
Posted by K2vox on July 24th, 2014 @ 2:02pm CDT
I love it when Hasbro helps me save money by putting out stuff like this
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593203)
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593205)
Posted by Peridot on July 24th, 2014 @ 2:11pm CDT
The new show reminds me of TRON: Uprising. Which makes sense, as they're animated by the same studio.
Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Special Edition Toys Press Release (1593206)
Posted by dreadwing95 on July 24th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
well the new show looks umm... odd

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