13 what?Nothing about the Quints or is that mythos to dated? I detect some form of favor in reference to
Trailbreaker(which leaves room for hoist) They also mention not every characther from the mythology getting a
figure which is fine as long as the ones I want are included to wit wheeljack(they could rework the tracks mold),
blitzwing, kup the aforementioned breaker/hoist, cracker/warp these are clearly essential. and it seems the hasbro
staff are labeling themselves as fans. Could it be?
Just to clarify a few of your questions:
All new molds that have yet to be released that are getting a repaint will get a BRAND NEW head instead of just being a repaint. In some cases new weapons and all weapons between most of them will be interchangeable.
Scourge is not a tank. He looks like a big upgraded version of Skystalker but still with some Scourge flavor.
Skullgrin and Thunderwing are NOT Pretenders but they are updates/homages to their former pretender selves. Thunderwing is a brand new mold and looks particularly faithful. Skullgrin IS a repaint of Darkmount but with a NEW HEAD of a cybernetic ram skull.
Fallball is actually Fallback (Outback), that was a typo. He is a straight repaint of ROTF Brawn with no notable changes.
Grapple is the Universe Inferno mold but instead of his water cannon missile launcher he has a crane with a grapple on the end, new head and new feet.
THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR THE ORIGINAL 13 AS FIGURES
Mindset is a repaint of Hailstorm with a new head
Wheeljack was stated to be on their radar during q & a. It should be noted that the designers stated that Hasbro made them remove about 5 slides that they wanted to show. Not that the two are connected but it gives hope.
They ARE NOT abandoning classic gestalts. PCCs are simply viewed as armies and a commander. The Combaticons are NOT the classic Combaticons and they do NOT form Bruticus, they form just a super mode for their commander Bombshock. While they still take flavor from the classics and use heritage names, Hasbro was adamant about us not confusing these guys as the "next" updated versions of classic gestalts.
Trypticon was an asteroid thing in the War For Cybertron game.
Grimstone is the leader of the PCC Dinobots and he is NOT a Tyrannosaur. There are NO classic dinosaur types in this set, no pterodactyl, no stegos, etc. It seems Hasbro did this intentionally so you wouldnt cry foul if they used the most well known ones. The commander Grimstone turns into a type of ceratopian herbivore of which the name escapes me at the moment.
It was not stated that TF Prime is not getting a toyline, they just didnt want to talk about it or acknowledge it one way or the other.
It was a no camera event. Stop bitching everybody, if we dont follow the rules then we get kicked out and then no news and Hasbro explicitly stated that violation of their rules will result in no more reveals or sneak peaks down the road. It pays to be a little patient.
@ Subterfuge, repaints are a necessary evil. At least they are making steps in an awesome direction to differentiate them from the pack. And release the REST of the Dinobots as MPs? Are you crazy? You have any idea what that'd cost or how long that'd take? I for one dont want to see 4 more years of nothing but Dinobots in the MP line, its time to move on. That class is made for the best of the best, Snarl and the others are cool but they are not in the league of Grimlock, Prime, Starscream, etc.
The sheer amount of fanservice worked into these toys is ridiculous. Jazz's speakers? Cyclonus' head pops up in vehicle mode? If you were paying attention they are doing their best and it took this TFan an in-person trip to Botcon to see that.
The whole Original 13 story as of now is just a concept to be used down the road in some facet. Other then that and some images Hasbro was mum. It should be noted that these guys could bitchslap Devastator with ease. Based on the size of the Matrix in the hilt of Prima's sword, Optimus Prime would have to jump off of a few crates to reach the bottom of his knee.
G1 Legends Megatron does turn into the classic gun, with no orange cap, and he can be held by MP Starscream. It should be noted that these legends look WAY better in every way as opposed to every other legends. They look VERY impressive for the size class.
Megatronus is a double edge sword. Your either going to love him or hate him. He clearly borrows his design heavily on movie Megatron but in a way that makes him look better. He has a fusion cannon (imagine that) and his head is the Decepticon symbol. He doesnt look real bad but wait till you see him on fire. That version of The Fallen looks more badass then anything else on the planet. Dont lose hope yet guys, I doubt he'll hold the Megatron part of his name for long.