has posted their report on Hasbro's 2017 Full Year Financial Call,
and they were particularly interested by a particular quote from CEO Brian Goldner. And so are we! The quote suggests that everything
on the horizon - Evergreen, Cyberverse, and the Bumblebee Movie line - is going to hit at the same time in the fall. Keep reading to see!
The US Patent Office website shows a filing for a new Transformers related name! "Transformers BotBots," whatever that may be, was filed as being intended for use with toy figures and potentially transforming ones, but interestingly no logo is as-yet shown and no mention of use in other media is listed on the trademark filing. Guess we'll find out more at Toy Fair if all goes well! Keep reading for a link to the filing.
2005 Forums member Optimus423
has posted a set of new listings from ToyRUs' computers detailing upcoming Transformers assortments, especially those surrounding the Studio Series and Bumblebee: The Movie
toylines! There's four different pricepoints for "Energon Igniters," which I guess we'll find out about at Toy Fair, as well as some possible TRU exclusives including what could be the long-rumored Thundercracker recolor of Power of the Primes
Voyager Starscream. Keep reading for the list!
HasCon is almost upon us, and Hasbro's been teasing a lot
of things that we may see this Friday. (And so have the leakers in China!) Hasbro's 2018 offerings are on the horizon and there's a ton of blanks to fill in. So what do we hope to see? A few subjects came to mind, and we're counting them down in the ever-popular listicle format. (But no slideshows - they're terrible
.) Keep reading to see!
We got the startings of a new Transformers Fan Club last winter with a mailing list Hasbro was assembling... but it's been dormant since then. But it looks like the new Club could be on the horizon! To be honest, there's a lot
of supposition in here. But a new piece of information from the TFWiki Twitter regarding yesterday's official Titans Return Arcee reveal has got us thinking, and there's a fair bit of circumstantial evidence that adds up. Keep reading to see where we're going with this!
Hasbro's website has posted listings for their San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusives, with a new piece of info! The page for Primitive Skatebording Optimus Prime - along with a handful of others such as Star Wars
Black Series Grand Admiral Thrawn - state that the items will be "available to order" on August the 14th. We seem to have our HasbroToyShop release date! The listing also announces that orders will be limited to one per household. Keep reading for more!
So, waaay back when one of the more credible rumor lists was making the rounds, there were a couple of Titan Masters on the list that have not yet come to fruition: Trizer and Optimus Prime. Well, it seems that the latter was a typo or miscommunication, as Amazon Germany just posted listings for Titan Master Toraizer and Optimus Primal!
No photos, but odds seem very, very good that as with e-Hobby Convobat, this set will involve a combination of Sentinel Prime's Infinitus Titan Master and the Apeface Transtector. Keep reading for links to the listings!
Transformers@TheMoon, which tracks Hasbro trademarks likely to be Transformers-related, has posted the specifics of a recent Hasbro filing with the US Patent Office. The filing, specified for being related to conventions and related entertainmnent uses, is for the phrase "The Premier Hasbro Fanmily Event
." Keep reading for more speculation and info on this filing and details on the trademark itself!
There's been speculation going around for a while now on what exactly Legends Fortress Maximus' light and sound features would include. Many of us hoped for at least the "HEAD ON!"
catchphrase used in the The Headmasters
anime. Now, website Anime-Export has gone a step beyond that, claiming original actor Ikuya Sawaki will be recording new lines for the figure. Keep reading for the listing!
TFW2005 user Novabeam10 has posted a set of SKUs and prices found in the computers of a Canadian ToysRUs! We have (Canadian) prices for Fan-Built Combiner Victorion, plus the G2 Superion and Menasor boxset! There's also something listed as the "Planet of Junk" Platinum Edition set - it'll be interesting to find out what that is! For now, click through to see what we do know.
An image purporting to be a Hasbro internal image detailing Titans Return Fortress Maximus was posted to Autobase Aichi this morning, giving full release information and data on a number of "exclusives" to a specific release of the figure. The date given - February 19th - is too early for any particular convention (except perhaps Toy Fair) - but the price of 179.99 seems in line with what we have expected. It does, however, refer to the line as "Titan Wars" still, so take this with a grain of salt until we have further confirmation. Keep reading to see it!
Transformers @ The Moon's coverage of the TF Trademarks beat continues, and we've got one that looks promising today: "Titans Return"! The trademark application was filed just this past Friday. The "Titan Wars" name itself was revealed accidentally and prematurely at BotCon 2015 - could this be the final name for that, or just a tagline? Either way, Hasbro's reserving it for Transformers use. Keep reading for more details!
Transformers At The Moon has posted links to two new trademark filings from Hasbro: Backtrack, and Autobot Wheelie. The latter's pretty well known, and the name Backtrack was previously used in the live-action and Armada toylines. As to what they'll be used for,
we've got some speculation on that in regards to Wheelie. Read on to see!
A new character design from Transformers: Devastation
was revealed last night, both spoiling a character's appearance in the game and drawing some interesting comparisons to Combiner Wars Wave 4's new Voyager class figure Battle Core Optimus Prime. Was this the original plan in Battle Core Prime's development? There's no way to know, but keep reading to see some comparison shots and light SPOILERS
Thanks to @GeneralTekno on Twitter for this one! The story is that artist Livio Ramondelli, responsible for the The Transformers
side of the Combiner Wars crossover, has confirmed that Cyclonus will not
be appearing, thus there will be no impetus to redesign or move the character from his More Than Meets The Eye
appearance in order to have him conform to the Combiner Wars crossover. And frankly, that's a relief. We'll update this story if we get a more direct confirmation of this but for now, keep reading to see the tweet!
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