Our regular source of news Scottimus Prime Toy Hunter has sent our way a notification of a new TV commercial for Hasbro's Transformers Power of the Primes line! With only 15 seconds running time in total, the clip - which has been embedded below for your viewing pleasure - we have an animation of Jazz and Starscream racing against each other to reach Prime Master Micronus, and his enhancing powers.
Check out the clip, and let us know what you think of the new toyline so far! Any pleasant surprises, disappointments, expectations from the first wave, now almost entirely spotted at general retail, with wave 2 revealed and confirmed (see here) - join the discussion in the Energon Pub.
Wave one power of the primes legions and masters are at forbidden planet stores in the UK.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Commercial (1927681)
Posted by o.supreme on December 22nd, 2017 @ 9:25am CST
So I got my Ramhorn and Prime Masters from HTS yesterday. Not only did I not hit the lottery of a double PM, But with Cloudburst/Micronus, there was no instruction sheet. Not that those are needed mind you, I just like to collect the ones I get, and its just the principal of getting what you paid for.
Also what's the deal with all the extra tape around the packaging of each figure from HTS??...
(we need a Jerry Seinfeld font)
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Posted by bodrock on December 22nd, 2017 @ 10:00am CST
Leaders are out?!? Can't wait to see 'em.
I love the Prime Masters -- I originally only got Cloudburst & Metalhawk, since I didn't have their G1 incarnations. But when I saw Skullgrin at TRU, I liked his Liege Maximo "face" and bought him, too.
The Skullgrins look great together.
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Posted by Sunburnninja on December 22nd, 2017 @ 11:03am CST
Dang, I didnt even think they would make a commercial, it's been so long since the last time there was one.
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Posted by Dr. Caelus on December 22nd, 2017 @ 11:08am CST
I'm looking forward to seeing the Decoy armor/weapons attached to some combiners. I'm planning:
Metalhawk + Optimus Maximus
Cloudburst + Superion
Skullgrin + Menasor
And then maybe Landmine + Computron?
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Posted by Rated X on December 22nd, 2017 @ 12:14pm CST
Saw the POTP legends class in walmart today. I already had em for almost a month but thats a good sign the rest are coming real soon. Screw TRU high prices.
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 22nd, 2017 @ 12:18pm CST
Found the Voyagers last night here in Wilmington, NC. Picked up Grimlock but left Starscream because I want to see what Takara does with him before a I decide. I’m hoping Takara gives him a full on Seeker team or a team of Starscreams from other series (unlikely, but the ‘Screamer fanboy in me hopes).
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Posted by DeadCaL on December 22nd, 2017 @ 2:14pm CST
o.supreme wrote:(we need a Jerry Seinfeld font)
Totally read that in his voice
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Posted by Dr. Caelus on December 22nd, 2017 @ 2:48pm CST
Grimlock was delivered 10-15min after we left for the holidays, but my wife insisted on going back for him.
Pretty happy with him. Put the combiner boots on his forearms and attached the fists to the boots - looks pretty cool that way.
Edit: It's also pretty entertaining that he can store a Titanmaster/Primemaster/Enigma in his Dino mouth.
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Posted by Bronzewolf on December 22nd, 2017 @ 5:17pm CST
We have some big news coming out of our friends up north! We have confirmation that the Power of the Primes Leader Class figures have been spotted at a Toys R Us In Broussard, Quebec! While all the other size classes have been spotted, the leader class figures have been notoriously hard to find all around the world. We have some photographic proof, as Well, of the wave 1 assortment (Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime) on store shelves, from Seibertron reader Daniel on Facebook. Daniel also spotted the wave 1 Prime Masters and Voyager Starscream and Grimlock at the same Toys R Us store! Get hunting, Canadian fans, and let us know down below what you find!
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Posted by bodrock on December 22nd, 2017 @ 5:38pm CST
That's just PRIME.
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Posted by Regimus Prime on December 22nd, 2017 @ 6:03pm CST
Can't wait to get my hands on these two. That Rodimus looked awesom on display this year at SDCC.
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Posted by WreckerJack on December 22nd, 2017 @ 9:33pm CST
I think I found the perfect Optimus to add to my collection. Looks amazing!
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Posted by Cheetron on December 22nd, 2017 @ 10:18pm CST
I'd be happy to just see one power of the primes figure at retail. Especially Prime
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Posted by jaws on December 22nd, 2017 @ 10:54pm CST
Cheetron wrote:I'd be happy to just see one power of the primes figure at retail. Especially Prime
They're coming: Finally seeing Masters, deluxes, and voyagers
The power of the primes legions and masters are finally at UK retail in Forbidden Planet stores!
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Commercial (1927858)
Posted by bodrock on December 23rd, 2017 @ 2:24pm CST
Here's hoping the Leaders show up this week in the States!
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Commercial (1927893)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 23rd, 2017 @ 7:15pm CST
King Kuuga wrote:
Hotconvoy wrote:Stupid gray circles
Can no one photoshop them out?
I can, but I don't know what you're expecting to see.
The wave 2 figures in package, or is that not how Photoshop works?
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Posted by bacem on December 23rd, 2017 @ 8:53pm CST
There's now an english review for optimus and rodimus, by chefatron.
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Posted by Skritz on December 23rd, 2017 @ 9:46pm CST
My local TRU finally had some PotP stuff and only Voyagers. Considering this was the size class there was a massive sale of last week I can only come to the conclusion that the rest of the first wave is collecting dust until these shelves are cleared of all the other stuff. And considering how much of it is self-warming RiD 2015 crap and too many TR deluxes and leaders?
...This will take a while.
In any case, got my hands on the already-infamous Voyager Starscream. He's not as horrible as I expected him to be, even if its true that his stickers are pretty damn fugly. Maybe its because I've never owned a Starscream figure and am just glad I got one in a size class that scale decently with my Megatron (the TR one). Voyager and deluxes, I've come to realize, really are my preferred size classes for Generations as I find it weird when some characters are blatantly larger than characters they shouldn't be. Leader works fine for huge bots like Overlord, Sixshot or Ultra Magnus but personally I find the Deluxe and Voyager to be my sweet spot both in terms of budget and shelf size.
So, back to Starscream: people say he's hideous and all wrong and an abomination. But is he? Well right now I got him in robot mode and he's not exactly the greatest modern Starscream by any stretch of the imagination. Sadly I've never got my hands on the 'Classics Seekers' mold so this Starscream will have to do. If there ever was a figure which I bought and went 'this will need third party stickers' this will be the one. So final verdict? He's not great and will need some fixing but is he atrocious? No, not really. Plus you can give him a literal dickhead, which is funny in a truly immature way.
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