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SDCC 2012 - Hasbro Transformers Brand Panel Report - No Breakdown; FE Prime Toys Coming to TRU In November; Generations Grimlock

By BaCon on Thursday, July 12, 2012



Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:30 AM PT
» Updated images with links to bigger gallery images.

Tformers reported live from the Hasbro brand panel at SDCC 2012 where the company offered up the latest product from Transformers Prime, KRE-O, Generations, and more! There were some disappointments, like Breakdown not being mentioned for potential release, but also some surprises, like Transformers Prime First Edition toys would make it to Toys R Us shelves in November and there will indeed be a Transformers Generations Voyager Grimlock!

Panel Team


» Aaron Archer
» Jerry Jivoin
» Andy Schmidt
» Lisa Wade
» Quinten Chapman


Due to some technical difficulties, the team started out with the question and answer session

Questions

Will we see Breakdown today?
Not in the presentation, sorry.


Will we see the First Edition Prime toys?
Yes, they will be out this Fall. Probably hitting stores around November at Toy R Us. Read about it below.

On what to expect for Fall of Cybertron
Fall Items and Spring 2013 will launch in support of the video game release. There will be at least 40 new toys coming out in 2013, relaunching Generatons in a "Big Way"

When will new episodes of Transformers Prime air?
New Transformers Prime episodes will continue this fall and will complete the 2nd half of Season 2.

What happened to the Transformers Dark of the Moon products? Will we ever seem them here?
They are looking for ways to get these toys out. Stay tuned.

On new Masterpieces
No other Masterpiece figures than what we have seen today.

A potential for War For Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron Trypticon and Omega Supreme
Not confirmed for the future, but you never know what can happen.

Transformers UNIVERSE MMO

The game will be out in 2013 and is in beta testing now.

Rescue Bots

» Bots and Robbers playset
» Chase figure in 2013



"Energize" 2013 Sneak Peek


With new tools and different accessories, clear plastic parts.


» Figure 2 Packs with Person Figure

KRE-O

Spring 2013 Sneak Peek

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Micro Changers!
» Blastoff, Rampage, Dirge, Springer, Insecticon, Arachnid and more


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» Combiners with 4 characters - Predicus (Predaking), Superion, Devastaor, Bruticus








TRANSFORMERS PRIME


» Expect 14x Deluxes, 8x Voyagers for the rest of the year

VOYAGER
» Thundertron, Ultra Magnus, Skyquake





CYBERVERSE
» Legions Fallback, Tailgate and Knockout
» Commanders Bulkhead, and Skyquake.




BOT SHOTS

Upcoming:
» 24x Singles, 4x Launchers, 20x 2-packs


Launcher
» Starscream with Launcher


New Bots - 2013 Sneak Peek
Jump Shots - They jump
Spin Shots - Spin around
Flip Shot - Do Back Flips
Blitz Shot - Bash together



» Flip Bumblebee shown - more bulk, some added articulation


Sunstorm
New Packaging - Character art from game. Have battle dials, and upgrades.

EXCLUSIVES

AMAZON
» Amazon Jetwing Prime will be out in November
» G2 Bruticus - with Forensic Packaging Design and will be a shared exclusive with Big Bad Toy Store. Hasbro commissioned an artist from the G2 era to hand paint Bruticus so that the colors are as failthful as possible.



» Ultimate Prime Year of Dragon Paint Scheme


TOYS R US
» Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker, using the MP-11 mold.



First Edition
» Prime Entertainment Pack - Optimus Prime vs Megatron w/ Kids


» Voyager Bulkhead and Optimus Prime


» Deluxe Arcee, Vehicon, Starscream, and Terrorcon Cliffjumper!


"China Import" Generations
Toys R Us will also be carrying these previously Asia-only Transformers Generations figures that will be out in October.

The packaging will have Chinese and English language, to give it that imported feel.



China Generations Legions
» Silverstreak
» Hoist
» Motorbreath
» Thundercracker


China Generations Scouts
» Sand Storm
» Dead End
» Brawl
» Laserbeak


China Generations Deluxes
» Springer
» Swerve
» Cliffjumper
» Wheelie


China Generations Voyagers
» Powerdive
» Hot Spot
» Samurai Megatron


BIG BAD TOY STORE
Transformers Prime Dark Energon Series
Features repaints with Dark Energon weapons and darker packaging



Deluxes
» Bumblebee
» Wheeljack
» Knockout
» Starscream


Voyager
» Megatron
» Optimus Prime


Linkin Park Soundwave - Exclusive Rock Star Transformer Figure
» Exclusive Soundwave with special paint scheme that will include four (4) cassettes, a two-tone solid gold color deco (a.k.a. bling paint scheme) that is limited to 2000. The figure has a special paint scheme that will include four (4) cassettes, a two-tone solid gold color deco (a.k.a. bling paint scheme) that is limited to 2000. The cassette door in the unique boombox packaging holds a removable mix tape that acts as a certificate of authenticity.




Generations

Deluxe Wave 2
» Wreckers Impactor, Twin Twist, Top Spin, Whirl, and Roadbuster will all combine into Ruination! The set is a remold and redeco of the existing Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus figure.





Legends Cassettes
» Eject & Ramhorn
» Rewind & Sunder


Voyager
18 figures for Spring of 2013 (March 2012)
» Blaster Figure with Steeljaw



» Voyager Grimlock! - somewhat blocky looking with a Transformers Animated-like paint scheme with Cybertronian Circuity in robot mode. Has a nice T-rex mode with clamping jaw action with light up head and chest.




PANEL ENDS!

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