Online retailers Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth have sent out emails to their customers alerting them of Hasbro's revisions to the Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Waves 1 and 2 cases. Generations Wave 1 has a Shockwave-friendly change, upping the number of the purple one-eyed guy to three (3) per case, downsizing Jazz to two (2), and keeping Optimus Prime at three. Wave 2, meanwhile, will offer a very collector-friendly option that still see one of each Combaticon members
, and will shove a Shockwave in there as well as one (1) each of Optimus Prime and Jazz.
Update: Rust in Peace Cliffjumper is now out of stock.
Today just after noon Eastern (9am Pacific Time), this year's Hasbro SDCC exclusive toys went live on HasbroToyShop. And within minutes nearly all were sold out. Taking many by surprise, the high-end Jem doll was the first to sell through, literally in just a matter of seconds after posting. This was followed in quick succession by the majority of other items from this year's offering, with the hottest items gone in under five minutes. As of the time of this posting, Rust in Peace Cliffjumper is still in stock, as well as the SHIELD Super Helicarrier. Both of these can be found in HTS' Exclusives menu.
Hasbro Toy Shop's booth has completely sold out of their San Diego Comic Con 2012 Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus stock as of yesterday afternoon and H.I.S.S. Tank Shockwave as of today. These sets will not be sold today. Cliffjumper still appears to be available, and will most likely not sell out at the show, similar to the Transformers Prime Matrix of Leadership Optimus Prime
from last year. Continue reading...
Big Bad Toy Store
has announced that they will share exclusivity of the Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus with Amazon
. The instructions are quite simple: anytime between now and September 10, 2012, send a blank email to bruticus[at]bigbadtoystore.com. On September 10th, you will receive an email alerting you of the beginning of pre-orders about an hour or so before they are open to the general public. Pricing has not yet been announced (although Amazon is selling it for $59.99) with availability in early November, on track with Amazon's availability date of November 15, 2012.
San Diego Comic Con 2012 begins Wednesday with a preview night, and we will be there live all weekend to bring you Transformers- and non-Transformers-related things here at Tformers and ENewsI.com
So what can we expect to see this weekend from Hasbro and others in regards to Transformers? we break it down after the jump
San Diego Comic Con 2012 begins this Wednesday with preview night and we will be there live! Hasbro has also put up a press release that details all of their giveaways and as well as panels and we have it all listed here for your convenience after the hop
. Don't forget to dial into Tformers.com and ENewsI.com
for all of your San Diego Comic Con 2012 needs this weekend!
Tformers sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has let us know a little hot news item: Hasbro has let them know that Transformers Generations Wave 02 will include Bruticus
! Once these figures hit in September, Hasbro's prices will rise for each figure and prices have been adjusted accordingly. The case of 8 will feature one of each Combaticon members Blast-Off, Brawl, Vortex, Swindle, and Onslaught, as well as two of Optimus Prime and one of Jazz for $119.99 USD. If you do not want to go hunting for all five, why not pick up a set of 5 that excludes all the old figures from the case at $104.99 USD? Both sets are available for pre-order now at www.bigbadtoystore.com
Tformers sponsor TFSource has shot a message that they have received a message confirming their shipment of Transformers Generations Series 01 (or wave 1) figures that might ship late this week or early next week that! The figures were originally planned for a May 2012 release but were inexplicable delayed until August. The wave, including Shockwave
, Optimus Prime
, and Jazz
are all deluxe figures and are still available for pre-order through TFSource.
Hasbro has put out a press release detailing all of the prices of their San Diego Comic Con 2012 exclusives, including the Transformers-centric Prime Terrorcon "Rust In Peace" Cliffjumper at $24.99, game-accurate Generation 1 Bruticus at $99.99, and G.I. JOE H.I.S.S. Tank Vehicle with Shockwave Deco and 3.75" Destro & B.A.T. Special Edition Pack at $59.99. The figures will all be available for purchase at the HasbroToyShop.com booth #3329. As always, if you cannot make it to SDCC 2012, you can always wait for word when the figures will go live on HasbroToyShop.com's website for purchase after the show. Read all of the descriptions in the full article.
Hasbro has shot out a press release announcing that they will be discussing programming, licensing, and merchandising at this year's International Licensing Expo 2012, starting tomorrow. Not too many details were released in the announcement except that the company would be discussing film, television, digital gaming, publishing and theme parks. The past couple of years have provided some insight into what we could expect for the next year, so expect some chatter on Transformers Prime Season 3, Transformers Fall of Cybertron, and maybe Transformers 4. The extent to what information will be revealed, though, remains to be seen. See the full PR after the jump.
E3 is continuing in Los Angeles, meaning that the assault of information for Transformers Fall of Cybertron continues as well, including information on Escalation, the length of the game, and the possibility of more giant robots. In an image of an upcoming issue of Game Informer, we learned
that Escalation will return in this game, and IGN and Game Informer both have some additional information on the mode. Continue reading...
Another variant of the Transformers Generations Bruticus, based on the designs of the upcoming Transformers Fall of Cybertron video game, is set to creep up in October, according to a Thai retailer. The information sheet provided by retailer Toy2mail Station, and posted on Larckyray forum, shows the Bruticus figure in Generations 2 (G2) colors with a shelf date of October 2012. Continue reading...
The first product to come to fruition from the e-Hobby and Transformers Collectors Club joint venture is the offering of the BotCon 2012 convention exclusive set, Transformers Invasion. This set is the six figures that were offered within the big set that was available for BotCon 2012 attendees and non-attendees alike, but was a little out of reach for people in Japan. The Japanese retailer will be offering 150 sets at 35,900 Yen (~$452 USD). Continue reading...
Online retailer Amazon will be offering all five figures making up Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus in one box set, according to UK site Full Metal Hero. It is unknown if this will be an American or UK exclusive, or both, at this point. As if this writing, a product listing is not available on either version of the site. This set will be the mass release version and not the San Diego Comic Con 2012 exclusive that was revealed at BotCon 2012
Over the weekend at BotCon 2012, we learned that Hasbro is preparing to offer additional Transformers Generations figures in 2013 inspired by the Transformers Fall of Cybertron video game. Deluxe Ultra Magnus, Sideswipe, Starscream, and Fireflight are just a few of the toys that will help round out the 40 figures that will be out next calendar year. To assist in the expansion, Hasbro will also introduce Voyager and Legion class figures. While we saw Kickback displayed in the dealer room this past weekend at BotCon, Hasbro has released the official images of Ultra Magnus (Optimus Prime repaint with new head mold), Sideswipe, Starscream, and Fireflight (Shockwave repaint)! Drool over all of them in the gallery!
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