Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 3:06PM CST

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While we have had sightings and in depth reviews of all four toys part of the new 4.5" Transformers toyline, we never got the actual stock images. Any image would be given in the form of Weibo leaks. And the reason is simple, there have been no listings, even though the toys are out already in the Philippines.

Finally, we have listings on Amazon (not currently in stock though) with the official stock images in high resolution. These fnally give us the stock images for Bumblebee and Optimus Prime's robot modes and Megatron and Starscream's vehicle modes. Them being on Amazon means that these are not destined to just be for dollar stores and the like but instead readily available at mass retail. This was already hinted by them appearing at Toysrus in the Philippines.

The listings also lists this as the "Authentics" line which was a word we previously saw on the Chinese language instructions. Of course, Amazon tends to list the computer listings as they appear (for instance, all the celestial code names for the movie toys) so while we know Authentics appears in the listing name, it is still unknown if that is the actual name of this series or just listing code from a bad translation. Authentics is not an actual word and could be based on the small logo we see on all Tranformers boxes. It is similar to how the listing for the "Chaos on Velocitron" set was in Toysrus' computer as the "Generations Speed set". Those are two very different names, so what do you call it? And what would you call this line?

Below are the links to the listings followed by images.


Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images
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Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927114)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 17th, 2017 @ 3:50pm CST
Now we can see how horrible, horrible they all are in glorious HD!

Seriously, Rescue Bots do the kiddie Transformers WAY better.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927121)
Posted by Me Grimlock King on December 17th, 2017 @ 5:58pm CST
They look like Happy Meal Toys and sad ones at that :BANG_HEAD: :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927122)
Posted by Quantum Surge on December 17th, 2017 @ 6:10pm CST
Bee looks like a Happy Meal version of T30 Legends Bee with a weird altmode design, Megatron looks good but the tank treads make him look like he has backpack straps, Optimus is sad and confused about his alt mode and bot mode being meshed into one design, and Starscream is almost good except for the lack of blue and the nosecone being slapped onto his crotch.

I know these weren't meant for collectors, but if these are supposed to go with the word "Authentics", then they make the upscaled Legends figures have a better bang for your buck than these things.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927123)
Posted by Glarryg on December 17th, 2017 @ 6:29pm CST
Why do the Decepticons get elbows and the Autobots don't? Man, Epps was right...


Glarryg
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927138)
Posted by Microraptor on December 17th, 2017 @ 9:55pm CST
While they're alright for what they are, an inexpensive and uncomplicated effigy of a kid's favorite character, it's pretty weird how the decepticons have so much more EFFORT put into them.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927139)
Posted by Emerje on December 17th, 2017 @ 10:11pm CST
It really seems like the line isn't called "Authentic" since the same logo shows up on all Transformers figures now. Maybe we should just call it "Transformers 2017" until the cartoon gives us a proper name.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927144)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 17th, 2017 @ 10:29pm CST
Emerje wrote:It really seems like the line isn't called "Authentic" since the same logo shows up on all Transformers figures now. Maybe we should just call it "Transformers 2017" until the cartoon gives us a proper name.

Emerje


Or just the generic line without a year. "Authentics" can be a nickname, like "GDO series".
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927146)
Posted by Emerje on December 17th, 2017 @ 11:14pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Emerje wrote:It really seems like the line isn't called "Authentic" since the same logo shows up on all Transformers figures now. Maybe we should just call it "Transformers 2017" until the cartoon gives us a proper name.

Emerje


Or just the generic line without a year. "Authentics" can be a nickname, like "GDO series".

I think "Evergreen" works better as a nickname since it isn't plastered on every figure out today.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927147)
Posted by william-james88 on December 17th, 2017 @ 11:15pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Emerje wrote:It really seems like the line isn't called "Authentic" since the same logo shows up on all Transformers figures now. Maybe we should just call it "Transformers 2017" until the cartoon gives us a proper name.

Emerje


Or just the generic line without a year. "Authentics" can be a nickname, like "GDO series".

But so could "Evergreen". And also, there wont be a show. The upcoming show is Cyberverse and while it uses those same designs, it changes the proportions similar to Transformers Animated, and that will have its own toyline. These toys themselves are not linked to any show.

I still think calling them 4.5" as the difining factor is best, since its similar to how one would distinguish between lines in other Hasbro properties like Star Wars.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927150)
Posted by Emerje on December 18th, 2017 @ 12:57am CST
william-james88 wrote:And also, there wont be a show. The upcoming show is Cyberverse and while it uses those same designs, it changes the proportions similar to Transformers Animated, and that will have its own toyline. These toys themselves are not linked to any show.

Yet. I predict when the cartoon does come out these figures will find themselves on new packaging to tie in with them.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927179)
Posted by LevelRage on December 18th, 2017 @ 9:47am CST
It kinda feels like they didn't know what they wanted with this line. With Bee and Prime it's oer-simplified transformation with little to no articulation. Than with Megs and Scream, you got easy transformations, but ball joints on pretty much everything but the head. So what gives with this?
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927268)
Posted by william-james88 on December 18th, 2017 @ 11:58pm CST
Me Grimlock King wrote:They look like Happy Meal Toys and sad ones at that :BANG_HEAD: :michaelbay:

These look waaaaaaaaaay better than a happy meal toy.

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And happy meal toys havent transformed for years now, just solid plastic bricks

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Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1927343)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 19th, 2017 @ 4:48pm CST
I'd be all over these figures if they were 2$ Happy Meal toys. :x

But at the 15/20$ deluxe price point? Nope.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930334)
Posted by Va'al on January 7th, 2018 @ 1:22pm CST
Via Hasbro directly, and the part of their website that caters to media and investors, we have their new Corporate Social Responsibility report for the year 2018 - and along with all the various ways in which the company is pledging its commitments, we also have another look at some fairly small and low resolution renders of the Transformers Authentics character models for Bumblebee, Grimlock, Starscream and Megatron!

We've seen some of these already under the 'evergreen' nickname, but this is probably our best look yet, so check them out below. Also, head here to read more on the 113 page document from Hasbro, if that is up your alley.

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Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930340)
Posted by The Lonely Cracker on January 7th, 2018 @ 2:00pm CST
I've said it before, I'll say it again: Absolutely in love with these designs ;)^
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930341)
Posted by Sunstar on January 7th, 2018 @ 2:10pm CST
Well, love 'em or not, Screamer will be mine. The artwork is sweet.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930369)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 7th, 2018 @ 6:09pm CST
Va'al wrote:
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If only Hasbro had designed PotP Starscream after this "Evergreen"/"Authentics" design instead. It would have been a smash hit, I'm certain.
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930370)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 7th, 2018 @ 6:16pm CST
It kinda looks like RID Starscream
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930397)
Posted by william-james88 on January 7th, 2018 @ 11:32pm CST
Sunstar wrote:Well, love 'em or not, Screamer will be mine. The artwork is sweet.

I will wait until there are better toys based on these designs which may or may not happen since these designs werent really made with specific toys in mind)
Re: Transformers Authentics 4.5" Toys Listed on Amazon with Official Images (1930412)
Posted by mentre83 on January 8th, 2018 @ 2:27am CST
A nice design for Starscream for sure, but I'm more curious about Megatron and Grimlock, since I fear that this line might be similar to the "Classic" one, and those two, well, s**ked a bit in that one.

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