NYCC 2012 - Hasbro Transformers Panel - Live Update: Prime Beast Hunters and More!
By Jack on 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.
BaCon's gotten video footage of the preview of Robots In Disguise 2015! The new animation style is looking good, and we get good looks at Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and the Elite Guard and Dinobot members of the team who are as-yet unnamed. Keep reading to see!
The 2005 board has posted an image from the recent Las Vegas Licensing Expo of Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Mini-Con Fixit from the upcoming Robots In Disguise cartoon. More will presumably be revealed in the coming week at SDCC, but for now 2005 has assembled an overview of what we know from all available news sources, some dating back to late 2013. Keep reading for a mirrored sample image and a link to the article.
Jagex has announced that due to unexpectedly high server loads, they will be extending the open beta and holding another Double XP Weekend this week. In addition, the cash-prize contests for the highest skill score and the most friends recruited to the game have been extended. Click through for details and a link!
At the core of the Aligned Continuity was the Binder of Revelation, a story bible which laid out the universe that would be riffed on in Transformers Prime, War For Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, the tie-in novels, and many other pieces of fiction. The version of Megatron that appeared in that binder was designed by Emiliano Santalucia, who has now shared both his colored final illustration and the original pencils. Keep reading for mirrored images and the story behind them!