SDCC 2012 - Hasbro Transformers Brand Panel Report - No Breakdown; FE Prime Toys Coming to TRU In November; Generations Grimlock
Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:30 AM PT
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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!
» 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
QuestionsWill 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.
» 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
Spring 2013 Sneak Peek
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» Blastoff, Rampage, Dirge, Springer, Insecticon, Arachnid and more
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» Combiners with 4 characters - Predicus (Predaking), Superion, Devastaor, Bruticus
» Expect 14x Deluxes, 8x Voyagers for the rest of the year
» Thundertron, Ultra Magnus, Skyquake
» Legions Fallback, Tailgate and Knockout
» Commanders Bulkhead, and Skyquake.
» 24x Singles, 4x Launchers, 20x 2-packs
» 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
New Packaging - Character art from game. Have battle dials, and upgrades.
» 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.
» 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
China Generations Scouts
» Sand Storm
» Dead End
China Generations Deluxes
China Generations Voyagers
» Hot Spot
» Samurai Megatron
BIG BAD TOY STORE
Transformers Prime Dark Energon Series
Features repaints with Dark Energon weapons and darker packaging
» 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.
GenerationsDeluxe 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.
» Eject & Ramhorn
» Rewind & Sunder
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.