NYCC 2012 - Hasbro Transformers Panel - Live Update: Prime Beast Hunters and More!
Jack - Monday, October 15, 2012
Tformers is reporting live from the Hasbro Transformers Panel going on now at NYCC 2012. We are posting details as they come in so please keep checking back here for more information as we get it.
Hasbro Panel: Jerry Jivoin, Andy Schmidt, Clint Chapman, Mike Vogel, Brian Lenard, Jeff Kline, Duane Capizzi
+ Attendees were given set of Transformers goodies including a Predacon T Shirt, Cyberverse Vehicon, and a Transformers Prime wipe.
Transformers Prime Season 2
Transformers Prime Season 2 video highlights showing season overview.
+ Transformers Prime Preview of episode 23 "Inside Job" shown.
Transformers Prime Season 3
+ Shockwave will return to the series.
+ Shockwave transports Predaking via space bridge.
+ Predacons are Cybertron's Dinosaurs.
+ Predacons are an ancient Cybertronian race.
+ Predaking is said to be an Autobot hunter.
Video preview of Shockwave and Predaking Shown
+ Big Spring lineup with lots of surprises.
+ Figures will have new armor and weapons.
+ The Predacon figures will include more than are represented in the show.
Bumblebee with Hawkbow
Smokescreen with Chain Bolter
Airachnid with Novastinger Bow
Twinstrike - Looks like Predacon with 2 heads
Bulkhead with Nova Hammer Roadbuster Deco
Sky Claw - Autobot Fighter
Apex armor with Breakdown
Bumblebee - Bulkier look with armor and weapons,
Soundwave and Ravage - Includes capture claw
Wheeljack with Falcon Spear
Laserback with Toxic Strike Blaster
Predaking - The weapons combine to form three headed dragon
+ Predacons will have their own packages due to their size.
+ The enclosed instructions will include extra back-story, character and weapons information.
Ripclaw - Predacon with wings
Battle Net Bumblebee - 4X4 version
+ Kreon Bumblebee
+ Kreon Humans
+ Kreon Skystalker
Kreon Trailcutter vs Grimwing
Kreon Windcharger vs Corhada
Omega Supreme - Year of the Snake Energon mold with new hands and head.
Optimus Prime - Year of the Snake Energon mold
+ New foil packaging coming.
+ Rage of the Dinobots starts next month.
+ Generations line will soon include character related IDW comics packed-in with the toys.
+ Transformers Legends - New digital card game with mobile coming this Fall.
Questions and Answers
+ Hasbro is look at ways to bring MP Soundwave, Sideswipe and Red Alert to USA. No plans yet.
+ Will we see more novels, more about the Primes, and more about the Pirates? "Stay Tuned"
+ Will we see a Prime Unicron figure here. "You never know."
+ About the Beast Wars 30th in 2014: "Who knows what could happen for 30th Anniversary?"
+ Beast Hunters toys will follow the last wave with Kup and Rumble.
+ When asked about Dinobots in season three: "Stay tuned."
+ In response to a Bruticus giftset or more combiners: "Maybe"
+ Toys from IDW comics? Hasbro says they are talking about it.
+ Will Unicron appear again: "Stay tuned, you'll be happy."
+ Will we see Smokescreen and Breakdown toys? Hasbro wants to make all the TF characters.
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Ok So if Shockwave is returning to the series, will we see a Shockwave figure based on the Prime character? Or will we have to insert FOC Shockwave?
So if the Predacons are Cybertronian Dinosaurs, could the Dinobots be Cybertronian Dinosaurs also? or will they be based off of Earth Dinosaurs?
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Fans of Transformers Prime will finally get their fill with this listing that just appeared on Amazon for the Complete Series Blu-ray Boxset that is listed for release on August 12, 2016. After watching this via online streams. The great annimation of this series can finally truly be appreciated in a Blu-ray edition. There are no details on extras at this time, but the set is listed for $144.99 USD as an import, without country origin. Treat this as rumor until an official announcement likely to be made as SDCC next month.
The Tranformers Rishing fan page on Facebook have shared news that DeNA's Transformers Rising Mobile Game will be taken offline at the end of this month, November 30th. This closure follows the Transformers Age of Extinction Movie game that was shuttered in September. Meanwhile, the Transformers: Battle Tactics game appears to still be in play with a new game now in Open Beta titled, Transformers: Frontiers.
Thanks to Radio Free Cybertron's Diecast for the heads-up! As befits the name, Amazon has a Transformers deal for their Prime Day promotion! Amazon Prime members can get the Covenant of Primus - the super-slick book that recounts the entire history of the Transformers Aligned Continuity - for only $30! This deal is a Lightning Deal, meaning it's only available for roughly the next three hours. Click through to see the proof and the link!