SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary

SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 2:05pm CDT

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Thanks again to Seibertron, live from San Diego Comic Con, we can bring you all the updates revealed at the Hasbro Transformers panel at the event - of which we already saw a glimpse with the Breakfast Press event and Preview Night stories. Read on below to see what's in store for giant transforming robot fans!

Transformers Combiner Wars
Hasbro showed a general Combiner Wars trailer that used clips from Devastation game and IDW motion comics.

Combiner Wars idea originated with FOC Bruticus.
Devastator being released in DeNA Battle Tactics

Transformers Devastation to be released on October 6th, 2015.

Something starts to "cyberform" parts of Earth, humans don't like that, Autobots head to city to investigate cyberforming, points to Megatron. Hasbro stressed the importance of having character arc, Optimus Prime has emotional struggle in game, lots of easter eggs for fans!
Peter Cullen as Optimus, Frank Welker as Megatron, Greg Berger as Grimlock. Greg showed up on panel and did some Grimlock voices, too.

Combiner Wars Products
One pack sets .... COMBINER WARS SERIES PACK
G2 SUPERION - As we have already seen earlier.
G2 MENASOR
Victorion - Also seen earlier, right here.
Also revealed was Scattershot, who forms torso for Betatron - another name change from Hasbro, unfortunately.

Exclusives

Platinum Blaster and Perceptor set - Exclusive to Target
Platinum Trypticon - Exclusive to Target

Masterpiece Bluestreak - Exclusive to TRU
Masterpiece Starscream - Exclusive to TRU, available 10/1


No plans for Beast combiners yet, nor are there any for Dinobots.

And what about Deluxe Groove, you might ask? A clear, non-committal 'we'll see'.


Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for presentation images arriving shortly, too!


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Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707848)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:06pm CDT
Whatever happened to Hasbro's MP Sideswipe that was announced two BotCons ago?
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707849)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:10pm CDT
no technobots, vicky looks like hot garbage, just so much disappointment.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707853)
Posted by Va'al on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:15pm CDT
And in case a written summary isn't enough for you, Seibertron has also provided a full gallery of the presentation slides used by Hasbro on the Transformers panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015! Check out below a small sample, click on any of them to find the full gallery, and refer back to this post for the details in the specifics!

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Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707854)
Posted by ScottyP on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Whatever happened to Hasbro's MP Sideswipe that was announced two BotCons ago?
Presumably vaporware at this point. Speculation: perhaps a licensing issue?

I think a lot of this news is cool, but not mind blowing. Scattershot is bad, I'm not ok with a low effort retool on that one.

Excellent news about the G1 reissue availability though. Would love more detail on MP Starscream's deco.

Finally, after this panel, I really do now think the "Titan Wars" backdrop seen at Botcon was a massive screw up on someone's part, and it wasn't supposed to be seen yet, or even worse, was leftover from a canceled concept.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707855)
Posted by Munkky on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:18pm CDT
It's a shame that nothing was said about Titan Wars, not even a silhouette of an upcoming figure. All they've revealed are three box-sets of bad-looking repaints and one bad-looking retool. It looks like Hasbro really did reveal all the good stuff at BotCon... :BOOM:
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707856)
Posted by Va'al on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:19pm CDT
So people are aware, Seibertron is currently back taking photos at the Hasbro booth area.
There may be more, better images of products coming soon!
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707857)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:20pm CDT
While it's awesome that Generation 2 Combiners sets are happening, it's not for me. More money saved for Bruticus!

Computron's happening! Just... not the way I envisioned it. With the overall theme of the line is massive retoolings, kinda expected Scattorshot to be a Silverbolt retool, but... did they not retool Superion's head to better match Computron's? Really? Also, I totally get not having the name to a character anymore and having to give them a different name, but surely they could've done better than "Betatron"?

Also, no Technobot limbs? Surely they're being made as well? If not... incredibly massive missed opportunity.

Masterpiece Starscream, yay! I'd be more excited for this had I not already gotten the Hasbro Asia release exactly a year ago. :BANG_HEAD: Is there any confirmation about him coming with coronation gear?

As I said in Victorion's thread, I'm kinda into her, but not really. I'm going to get her, but it's going to be for that kickass sword for this custom idea I have, and as a display buddy for Windblade.

And with that said... what ever happened to Titan Wars?

Sabrblade wrote:Whatever happened to Hasbro's MP Sideswipe that was announced two BotCons ago?


That's what I want to know! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707859)
Posted by hinomars19 on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:23pm CDT
I'm genuinely confused-why is 'Betatron' Scattershot and the 4 autobots that make Optimus Maximus??

Where are the other technobots? And why is every combiner re-tools? I get they need to get mileage out of these molds, but they took it too far fast! Blast-Off and Scattershot deserve new molds-and they have to have made enough money to achieve this by now. Something really awesome has gone bad fast, I feel...
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707865)
Posted by Grahf_ on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:39pm CDT
Ok, I finally have something bad to say about Victorion. Those individual bot names are pretty bad and very awkward to say. Luckily I don't care about things like that and will call them whatever I want when I get them. I wonder though, do they have a group name yet? Are they the Victoribots or the Toribots or perhaps the Vicibots maybe even the Fandobots?

I think we just need to wait a bit before we all start going too crazy about the rest of the Technobots not being shown yet. Hasbro has a habit of showing what the toys can do rather than be 100% accurate as to what it's "supposed" to look like. Remember how Superion had Dragstrip in the early photo's and how Ultra Prime did as well. Oh no! Betatron is being shown with what we know of as Optimus Maximus' team. So what? They still have time to make the rest. Maybe they'll be in wave three of next year and they don't have anything to show for that far in advance. Since they didn't want to have just one voyager per wave, maybe they're releasing Scattorshot earlier than the rest of the Technobots. Wave two of the voyagers and deluxes should be the Combaticons with either Sky Lynx or Scattorshot as the other voyager or maybe even both versions of Onslaught packed together. Wave 3 is really only starting to show up in stores now so we have almost a full year before they reveal what the third wave of deluxes will be for next year.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707866)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:40pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:I'm genuinely confused-why is 'Betatron' Scattershot and the 4 autobots that make Optimus Maximus??

Where are the other technobots? And why is every combiner re-tools? I get they need to get mileage out of these molds, but they took it too far fast! Blast-Off and Scattershot deserve new molds-and they have to have made enough money to achieve this by now. Something really awesome has gone bad fast, I feel...


Guys, don't forget: with Victorion confirmed as a set, we possibly still have two waves after the Sky Reign bots. No way will Hasbro cheap out on this, especially with TakaraTomy wanting to release its own version!

Alpha Weltall wrote:Ok, I finally have something bad to say about Victorion. Those individual bot names are pretty bad and very awkward to say. Luckily I don't care about things like that and will call them whatever I want when I get them. I wonder though, do they have a group name yet? Are they the Victoribots or the Toribots or perhaps the Vicibots maybe even the Fandobots?


Funny thing, in Combiner War the Team Names are never mentioned and are probably trivial at this point, when everyone can possibly combine. :)
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707867)
Posted by Emerje on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:40pm CDT
Well this SDCC has been a huge disappointment. Just a big pile of repaints and no real new announcements. Victorion will probably look better in molded plastic rather than thick, glossy paint. The G2 repaints are nice, but I'm guessing they'll be exclusives somewhere. Scattershot is total garbage and appears to be all alone just like Cyclonus.

What's more disappointing is what they aren't doing. No beasts, no mention of Titan Wars, no new MPs (will try to get Starscream, though), and no Groove.

At least we had a good showing at BotCon.

Emerje
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707874)
Posted by Genericon #378 on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:49pm CDT
But does Scattorshot still have the ability to be mistransformed hilariously? If you don't know what I'm talking about, use google.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707890)
Posted by Genericon #378 on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:00pm CDT
Also, Bruticus, Sky Lynx and G2 Superion all look amazing.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707892)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:01pm CDT
Genericon #378 wrote:But does Scattorshot still have the ability to be mistransformed hilariously? If you don't know what I'm talking about, use google.


No, the nosecone flips upwards for Scattershot, but since the Silverbolt mold makes a 180 when in torso mode...

O grow up :lol:
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707912)
Posted by Flashwave on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:29pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Genericon #378 wrote:But does Scattorshot still have the ability to be mistransformed hilariously? If you don't know what I'm talking about, use google.


No, the nosecone flips upwards for Scattershot, but since the Silverbolt mold makes a 180 when in torso mode...

O grow up :lol:


It probably deends on how the gun attaches to the nosecone. My guess is tht it uses the molded in wheel on the shield anx not an attached kickstand for thevfron landing gear, and without that, you cant attach the gun to the landing gear to "position". You might be able to do it by partially folding the nosedown, but then he's as long out the back as he is the out the front... yeah I'm gonna leave it at that.

Could someone pst the Victorion names? I'm on a phone and flipping through the gallery is not easy.

And I really want a G2 Defensor now for that dark blue Blades.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707919)
Posted by MrGameAndToy on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:33pm CDT
I think that betatron is hasbro's way of teasing computron before the technobot limbs show up. I mean the limbs they showcased are already in a different combiner, it would make no sense!
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707923)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:37pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Could someone pst the Victorion names? I'm on a phone and flipping through the gallery is not easy.

leader hotspot retool = pyra magma
helicopter sisters = storm clash and skyburst
breakdown retool = jumpstream
dead end retool = dust-up
groove retool = rust dust :SICK:

Hope this helps
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707924)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:37pm CDT
I'm fast losing faith in Combiner Wars, I have to be honest.
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707929)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:41pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I'm fast losing faith in Combiner Wars, I have to be honest.

aw c'mon, lets lighten up. I posted in another thread that this is the way it was revealed last year, superion and menasor super early, and the third reveal wasn't until the NY toy fair of this year and the fourth reveal wasn't until botcon of this year. If victorion really isn't a standard release, that leaves two waves left. we should expect to see them revealed at ny toy fair next year and botcon of next year; lets all just CALM DOWN you're getting your G2 boxsets, we got to see victorion, if you don't like it, that's your problem, not ours :roll:
Re: SDCC 2015 Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary (1707944)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on July 9th, 2015 @ 3:54pm CDT
im gonna laugh when Hasbro randomly drops the ball and confirms Nexus Prime using Heat wave from Onslaught , Skyfall and breakaway from from one of the arialbots, Land quake from Brawl , and top spin from the glorious Alpha Brave ;) i'd pay for a combiner that is something different from the Norm

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