We here at HasCon reporting from the Transformers panel that is going on now. Stay tuned for news and updates as they happen. Keep checking this post for more updates over the next hour.
On the panel:
Hasbro and Takara designers - a translator is on the panel for Takara.
John Warden says his favorite TF is G1 Roadbuster.
Allspark Tech Knight Armor video being shown.
Talking about how they designed the Allspark Cube features. Wanted to add interactive play with cool features.
Showing a video clip for the Transformers The Last Knight.
Hasbro worked with Takara Tomy on the Last Knight toys to play up the extra detailing and add cool features like we saw in the Optimus Prime helmet.
The challenge was making the Transformations possible and still have clearance for all the many parts.
Robots In Disguise
Combiner Force Toys
Hasbro wanted to add a great play experience with a cinematic feel so they created the Combiner Force for Season 3 of the cartoon.
Prime Wars Trilogy will conclude with the Power of The Primes
New art for Primal being shown (images coming soon).
New Dinobots revealed! See images below.
New Female DINOBOT to be revealed.
They are looking at a joint system for combiners.
Want it to be movable, but not fall apart.
There is a new slide function joint with this combiner.
They worked hard to hide the combiner joints.
Leader wave Optimus Prime shown.
Figure evolves from Orion Pax to Optimus Prime.
Talking about designing Optimus Prime with a good balance and storage for the matrix.
The chest window is a double window that can hold the mini-bots as well.
Transformers Convention Exclusives
Arcee was offered as a convention exclusive this year.
Powerbank Optimus Prime interacts with mobile phone.
Predaking teaser shown. Will be an NYTF exclusive figure.
Questions and Answers
About other Dinobots. We may see Dinobot variations down the road.
Panel over. Stay tuned for more to come from HasCon!