It's that time again: New York Comic-Con is over, and so now it's time to go over what exactly we know about the figures in next year's Generations line, Power of the Primes. At this point, it's quite a lot! Some blanks were filled in at NYCC, some leaks confirmed, and even a couple minor surprises as to the nature of the Deluxe and Voyager accessories. Keep reading to see it all!
Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com.
1. Starting from 11th September 2017, for all Star Wars orders over USD60 will come with a FREE Star Wars plastic folder as GIFT!
For all Star Wars orders over USD120 will come with a FREE Star Wars notebook!
NYCC is happening now! Yes, already: barely a month after HasCon and the week after TFCon, we've got another major convention happening. Twitch TV is streaming presentations from the event, and Hasbro's Transformers presentation is scheduled for between 11:15 and 11:45 this morning, so hopefully we'll see some of it! Keep reading to see, and we'll update with info as it happens! PS: Note that some of the ads and other content on the stream are likely NSFW.
Fans at NYCC will be able to get the Titans Return Arcee 3-figure set a few days early at this year's NYCC. It will be available for presell at booth #110, Toysrus NY Comic Convention Fan Vault, from Thursday, October 5 to Sunday, October 8th, while supplies last, to be sure. No word on price, but it hopefully will be the same as retail.
So as of about 10 days ago at HasCon, it's official: Power of the Primes, the third and final leg in the Prime Wars Trilogy, will return to combiners! And we're fine with that - or so say the row of Combiner Wars boxsets RAC has in his room. Combiner Wars was fun, and produced some good toys... but it wasn't perfect. There's room for improvement, and he thought of some areas that it'd be nice to see Power of the Primes address. Keep reading!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: HASCON is over, TFCon is next week, and NYCC is the week after! We are here to keep you up to date on all of the Transformers news, opinion, and analysis that you need! HASCON exclusives came and (mostly) went today at HTS, did you get yours? If you didn't get your Arcee, you should participate in our 18th anniversary contest! Also on the show Toys R Us moves forward with bankruptcy, new Transformers statues are coming your way, That Takara Tomy Cogman you were banking on has been delayed and way, way, way more!
One of the more immediate questions post Has-Con was "so if Arcee is going to retail, then where and when?" We now have answers to both those questions: ToysRUs, October 5th! The embattled retailer has put up a page on their website announcing the figure and when it is scheduled to be sold. And the page also makes mention of in-store availability! Keep reading for details!
This nearly slipped past us yesterday! The @tfwiki Twitter has posted a photo of the resin Volcanicus prototype from HasCon that shows yet another way to dispose of your two spare hands. See, Voyager torsobots are now going to ship with a pair of dedicated feet, and each limb will have its own separate hand. But there's another way to stow them, one that might even be more beneficial than padding out Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus' torso. Read on to find out!
HasbroToyShop now has all the HasCon exclusives up for sale! "First Sale" Titans Return Arcee with Leinad and Power Bank Optimus Prime are both up for grabs and in stock as of this writing! SDCC Exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime is even back in stock - but don't expect that to stay the case for long. Keep reading for a link!
On the RFC Reviews channel, diecast has shared a video for the Hascon "exclusive" that caught most people's attention, Titans Return Arcee. This is the latest heavy retool of Blurr featuring a bonus die-cast metal Ultra Magnus Titan Master in addition to its own Titan Master Leinad. All information so far is that this will be available again outside of the convention distribution, with the info card at the event promising major retailers. Meantime, you can watch the video embedded below to get a better look at the whole set!
While you're still recovering from your HasCon trip, it may not be the best time to tell you... but in case you need reminded: only two more weeks to TFCon USA! Planet X has posted images to Facebook displaying their exclusive for the DC convention: a clear plastic "ghost" variant of their War For Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron Starscream figure. Keep reading to see!
This week on Radio Free: HasCon is over and we're back home. We spend much of the show recapping and sharing our thoughts of Hasbro's first convention. Did it match our expectations? Besides all of the news coming out of HasCon, we have new information from Takara-Tomy on G2 Megatron, finally! Also on the show we have our interview with John Warden and Ben Montano from Hasbro, as well as our interview with Pablo Calvo of Space Ape Games! Check it out!
Following the Hascon rebut, we have word of Transformers Volcanicus vs Predaking: Survival of the Fittest coming to the Transformers Earth Wars game on September 21st. Here's the official copy -
RAWR! Volcanicus & Predaking are coming to Transformers: Earth Wars! The beasts will be unleashed on September 21st. Read on to watch the trailer with Volcanicus vs Predaking now.
Closing out the coverage for the HasCon 2017 event we have a final look at the new Transformers Generations Power of the Primes figures in all their official images glory. Get a look at Evolution Optimus Prime, Micronus with Cloudburst and the new Dinobots Grimlock, Slug, Sludge, Snarl, Swoop and the news dinofembot, Slash in the gallery after the jump.
HasCon has been and gone for the year, and by most on-hand accounts it sounds as though the show was successful at what it was trying to do. But as fans, we must ask the question core to the condition of being a fan: what about US? It seems as though we got a lot of interesting answers and even some new questions... but of course, not all the answers. Which is to be expected with NYCC around the corner, we guess - but there's so much we don't yet know about the state of Transformers for 2018. Click through as we revisit our hopes for HasCon 2017!