Tformers is reporting LIVE from the SDCC 2015 Transformers Products Panel that is about to start soon. Please be sure to keep checking this post and reloading from time to time as we are adding news and updates live from the panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The panel is now complete! Please read out report and check out the images from the panel in the galley below. On The Panel:
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars
Today talking about Generations
John Warden - Lead Design
Sarah Carrell - Markerting
Robert Conkey & Andy - Video game
John Barber - IDW Comics
Combiner War Video shown...
Combiner Wars 2016
"Courage is Stronger when Combined"
New Combiner Wars T-shirts from We Love Fine
Great Story Partners IDW, DENA, Activision
Combiner wars inspiration.
Fall of Cybertron Bruticus.
Hasbro has seen a great reaction, maybe there's more to this?
Create a place where generations of fans can pass Transformers on to younger fans for future generations.
The universal connections were added to make combiners "your way."
The Combiner Wars story by IDW publishing brings them to life through a unique relationship with IDW.
Combiner Wars SDCC Covers featuring Combiner Hunters from 3 pack.
Combiner Wars 1-shot comic FREE with Devestator or 3-pack.
Poster Giveaway, exclusive SDCC poster Sunday Jun 12, (9:30-10:30)
Combiner wars 2016 Product Exclusive reveals
Superion and Menasor Boxed Set.
Replication G2 label art to bring G2 spirit to life make sure to get it right for fans grown up with it.
Platium Ed Trypticon with all motorized glory
August Target Exclusive
New Transformers Partnerships
Transformers Pulse never miss a beat, join!
Partnership just announced with Machinima - "Heroes Rise."
Create new original content for Combiner Wars.
Animated series on Machinima are perfect partners for new original series "Heroes Rise."
No date Announced.
More news to come.
Questions and Answers
Q: About Predaking - Dinobot combiners?
A: would love to do that but no plans.
Q: Deluxe groove??
A: We'll see.
Q: mp question - MP28 hound???
A: can't confirm that. Stop by booth talk to Shogo Hasui - the Takara designer.
Q: Request for Beast Wars combiners?
A: No plans. Wait & see
Q: Inspiration for weapons of Combiner Hunters?
A: You need giant weapons to take down Devastator
Q: Takara vs Hasbro Devastator?
A: Two different markets so two different products. Hasbro partner with them but they do what is appropriate for their markets. With Combiner Wars how to reach as many fans as possible and connect them all.
Q: Possible for IDW Prowlistator?
A: No plans.
PANEL HAS ENDED - Thank you for reading. Check out the slides from the panel in the gallery below.
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