BaCon is at SDCC, and while getting photos of Hasbro's Preview night displays
last night, he noticed something: Hasbro had reproductions of some original Transformers patent illustrations on display at their booth! While just a neat thing in its own right, it got him thinking if maybe the ones they picked might give some insight into Power of the Primes
... keep reading and see for yourself!
It is that time of year again when Hasbro Toy Shop gives the fans a break with a special Comic-Con discount code. This year fans can get 10% off orders by entering the following code at checkout - "COMICON2017". This code is good till August 18, 2017. So keep it handy for the next time you shop at HTS.
Hasbro is making its return to Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, highlighting an exceptional portfolio of blockbuster brands and experiences spanning comics, movies, digital, action figures, and animation. Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, HANAZUKI, G.I. JOE, DROPMIX and WIZARDS OF THE COAST, its premier partner brands including Disney’s Tangled The Series, Descendant 2, STAR WARS, MARVEL, as well as DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S TROLLS, BEYBLADE and more, will be showcased throughout the convention delivering unforgettable product exclusives, panels, signings, cosplay, and sneak peeks at upcoming entertainment.
Our coverage team at SDCC has sent back photos of the Robots in Disguise and Rescue Bots merchandise being shown off tonight at the Hasbro booth, joining our earlier galleries of Titans Return and The Last Knight. Though it doesn't seem RID or Rescue Bots got the diorama treatment, they're still well shown and a welcome sight at Hasbro's preview night presence. You can find our gallery for these below!
Our reporters on the ground in San Diego have sent back a ton of photos of everything out on display for preview night at SDCC. Among the showings at the Hasbro booth are of course The Last Knight products. But it's not just a simple display lineup, as they've actually got a fairly neat looking diorama constructed to really show some of these figures off! We've got plenty more to come still, so stay tuned for continuing updates, and don't forget to check the gallery below!
It's a Wednesday night in the middle of July, and that means it's time for the San Diego Comic Con Preview Night! Our team at the show is hard at work snapping photos of the Transformers displays currently staged at the Hasbro booth. It doesn't seem like any surprises have been snuck in just yet, but that should hopefully change by early tomorrow afternoon after the Transformers panel. We'll be covering that event as it happens, so keep right here with us for all the latest on the anticipated first reveal of Power of The Primes! And click through for our gallery below!
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted quick promotional videos for two of the Transformers exclusives that will be available for purchase at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth this weekend at SDCC. The turnaround view videos feature the black and gold Primitive Skateboarding redeco of Titans Return Powermaster Optimus, and the special edition Voyager The Last Knight Optimus with its scrap of tire-rubber from a screen-used vehicle in the movie, complete with certificate of authenticity. You can check out the two videos embedded below!
From Previews World we've got the list of Transformers and directly-connected comic issues coming from IDW in October. Transformers gets a First Strike tie in issue, while issues 5 and 6 of First Strike
itself hits during the month of October. Joining that is Lost Light
11 and Optimus Prime
12, and the fourth issue of the Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor
miniseries - busy month! Check out all the solicits and cover previews below.
One of the great tragedies of Transformers Animated
is that it never had a proper ending. Top UK Fan convention TFNation is aiming to correct that with the announcement of their exclusive fan comic! Co-written by Transformers historian Chris McFeely
and Allspark Almanac
author Jim Sorenson
with a trio of great artists, Trial & Error
closes out the Animated story with a new 60-page story exclusive to TFNation. Keep reading for details!
Hasbro's website has posted listings for their San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusives, with a new piece of info! The page for Primitive Skatebording Optimus Prime - along with a handful of others such as Star Wars
Black Series Grand Admiral Thrawn - state that the items will be "available to order" on August the 14th. We seem to have our HasbroToyShop release date! The listing also announces that orders will be limited to one per household. Keep reading for more!
Thanks to the good folks at Han Cholo who sent us a set of their SDCC exclusive Transformers G1 pins. These high-quality designs feature classic renditions of the 1980s most popular Transformers Cartoon characters.
Get a look the Wave 1 pin designs for Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Soundwave robot mode and Soundwave tape mode. Each one captures the look of the cartoon well with an extra bit of glitter-like detailing for a nice sparkle effect. See the images and official details after the jump.
Iron Factory EX-26 Blaze Dash & Bolt Sprint convert from robots to vehicles and include blaster weapons!
PX-06 Vulcun is a large transforming battling robot armed with sword and shield. Vulcun transforms into the mighty T-Rex and is ready to take a bite out of any opponent. In dino mode, he is also equipped with a blaster in his mouth.
D-11 Richthofen from DX9 is a fully transformable figure and stands just over 6 inches tall. Richthofen transforms from robot to jet mode and features die-cast parts and an opening chest panel to reveal his heart. Also included are a figure stand, blaster, mask, and a statue of his girlfriend.
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It sure is a good thing Blurr and Scourge are getting reissued in December, because we suspect there'll be some people hunting for them. TakaraTomy's Transformers PR account has posted images of the Legends Blurr with LG51 "Targetmaster" Doublecross' partner, Haywire as well as Scourge modeling the Sweeps head included with LG44 Sharkticon! As if TakaraTomy hadn't improved on these Titans Return
Wave 1 Deluxes enough already by virtue of their paint, you've got more options coming. Keep reading to see!
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