Yesterday (just about 24 hours ago from the time of this post) many of Hasbro's SDCC exclusives went live on Hasbro Toy Shop. While Star Wars merchandise was revealed to be held back until September 1st, Transformers, GI Joe, Marvel, and Magic: The Gathering items all activated to a waiting population of SDCC non-attendees. It was a question as to the overall response, since the 2016 exclusive offerings were notable for not selling through very quickly. Keep reading for a rundown on what happened next!
has posted his videos from the TFNation 2017 panel on the G1 episode "Heavy Metal War"! In these videos - timed to go along with the live presentation at the con - storyboards are compared to the final animation, the differences between that animation and the error-filled rough cuts are shown, and a series of extended and deleted scenes are reconstructed with a combination of the recently-discovered G1 dialogue tapes and the storyboards! Keep reading to see!
SDCC this year featured exclusives in a bit different style from what we're used to, but still made a good showing. For all of us who weren't able to go to San Diego and spend hours in lines waiting to try to buy some of the goodies in person, the home edition of that game is about to start. At some unspecified time tomorrow, Hasbro Toy Shop will go live with inventory of several exclusives, including Primitive Skateboarding Optimus, the Revolution 16-Figure Box Set, and Voyager Movie Optimus with a piece of material from a screen-used vehicle tire. Keep reading for a link to the Exclusives category and more info!
Hasbro Expands All-Star Lineup for First-Ever HASCON with Flo Rida, Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Eh Bee Family and the Cast of ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’. Just Announced: Performance by Flo Rida and Meet and Greets with Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, Eh Bee Family, David Ortiz, James White, Jackie Bradley Jr., Susan Blu, Len Cabral and the voice cast of Hasbro’s Netflix Original Series for Kids ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’.
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has posted images to their Facebook page of a new upgrade kit they'll be pre-releasing exclusively at TFNation! It's a simple kit but a good one: a pair of hand-chromed engine blocks convert any two Titan Masters into engine blocks styled after Mega and Giga, Overlord's G1 Powermasters/Godmasters! A head block is also included for Overlord's faceplate, which promises putting the face "in a more prominent position" and with "an easter egg for longtime comic book fans." Keep reading to see the announcement and images!