HasCon is almost upon us, and Hasbro's been teasing a lot
of things that we may see this Friday. (And so have the leakers in China!) Hasbro's 2018 offerings are on the horizon and there's a ton of blanks to fill in. So what do we hope to see? A few subjects came to mind, and we're counting them down in the ever-popular listicle format. (But no slideshows - they're terrible
.) Keep reading to see!
Facebook Page has posted four pieces of leaked packaging art to Facebook, and they're fascinating. We've got artwork for Starscream, Bumblebee, and Grimlock, as well as an image of an Optimus Prime from a new line of anthropomorphized fidget cubes named Fidget Its
. This raises a bunch of new questions, and we'll tell you what we know and how this has caused us to reconsider the possibility that Cyberverse
is what everybody thought it was. Keep reading for more info!
Transformers@TheMoon, which tracks Hasbro trademarks likely to be Transformers-related, has posted the specifics of a recent Hasbro filing with the US Patent Office. The filing, specified for being related to conventions and related entertainmnent uses, is for the phrase "The Premier Hasbro Fanmily Event
." Keep reading for more speculation and info on this filing and details on the trademark itself!
TFW2005 forum member Prime135
has posted an image from ToysRUs' computer showing a mystery RID product called "Decepticon Showdown." It's priced at $39.99, and that's all we actually know about it. ...at least until this time next week when SDCC happens, if I had to guess. Odds are good that it's a boxset - either that or there's an upcoming Decepticon character named Showdown who's important enough to get a $40 toy. Keep reading to see the listing!
Transformers At The Moon has posted links to two new trademark filings from Hasbro: Backtrack, and Autobot Wheelie. The latter's pretty well known, and the name Backtrack was previously used in the live-action and Armada toylines. As to what they'll be used for,
we've got some speculation on that in regards to Wheelie. Read on to see!
The Anime-Export website has posted images and preorder listings of TakaraTomy's Robots In Disguise 2015 toyline. ...well, sort of.
Most of the images look like they were taken with a poor quality webcam through a sheet of wet gauze and then blown up by 200%. So yeah, pretty bad. But there's some interesting things to be seen, such as the first look at Fixit! Also, placeholder images that seem to show Transformers Prime's Knock Out and Dreadwing... and also Generations Scoop? It seems like a good bet that we're going to see some non-show characters in the line. Keep reading to see a summary of the listings, photos, and a link to the preorder page!
This news just in via TheAgabyss on Twitter we have what may be possible news about Takara's plasn to show the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise Cartoon in Japan. What's more is there are details about toys that will be offered as well as some possible spoilers of character names. As always, this is unconfirmed news that should be considered a rumor until an official announcement.