BotCon 2008 - New Transformers Universe Revealed

At BOTCON 2008, Hasbro has unveiled new items for the TRANSFORMERS Universe line in Fall 2008. As seen below, TRANSFORMERS Universe continues to deliver the most beloved characters to today’s TRANFORMERS’ kids and fans with updated and realistic designs. At BOTCON 2008, Hasbro has unveiled new items for the TRANSFORMERS Universe line in Fall 2008. As seen below, TRANSFORMERS Universe continues to deliver the most beloved characters to today’s TRANFORMERS’ kids and fans with updated and realistic designs.

Additionally, the big announcement at BOTCON 2008 is the upcoming 25th Anniversary which will start kickoff with the launch of the OPTIMUS PRIME 25th ANNIVERSARY PACK. This great offering harkens back to 1984 with a re-release of the OPTIMUS PRIME figure with trailer, a re-release of the original comic, the original 3 part animated series of More than Meets the Eye® and an Autobot Shield with great sounds and phrases. This 25th Anniversary pack will truly let all TRANSFORMERS fans relive their wonderful childhood memories! MSRP $69.99

UNIVERSE DELUXE

Fans of all ages will continue to enjoy more of the realistic styled vehicles and key characters from the TRANSFORMERS lore. All figures come with the authentic TRANSFORMERS action that enables them to change from vehicle mode to robot mode! Wave 3 of 2008 will include: SIDESWIPE, SILVERSTREAK and IRONHIDE. MSRP $9.99

UNIVERSE ULTRA

SILVERBOLT is packed with lights and sounds, as this Autobot takes off for retail! This Ultra scale Aerialbot provides action packed play for TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages! MSRP 24.99

UNIVERSE ROBOT HEROES

ROBOT HEROES continue to pay tribute to the rich history of the TRANSFOMERS brand in Fall ’08. Wave 3 of 2008 will highlight favorite characters, including: THRUST, AUTOBOT BLASTER, KICKBACK, IRONHIDE, Beast Wars MEGATRON and Beast Wars SILVERBOLT. MSRP $4.99
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JustLOKIPLVY 2008-05-01 @ 3:49 pm

Classics 2.0 is shaping up nicely.

Sideswipe and Silverstreak both look a lot better than the initial molds.

Will probably buy all four.

Ironhide is a a hell of a surprise, didn't even know they were making one.

Aesthetics look very similar to the movie line figures. The bot mode is beautiful but the alt mode looks fractured worse than any alt mode I've ever seen. Hopefully it all fits together. 2009 Bumblebee doesn't even look that bad.

Silverbolt looks pretty horrendous. A real step backwards. I don't care if those are the original bot mode colors they totally

S:argh CK!!!!

Not a big fan of the neon glow orange landing wheels either. This may be a huge pass. Will have to see more pics before I decide.

Glue 2008-05-01 @ 10:12 am

Oooh...

lowcount 2008-05-01 @ 3:27 am

I'm differentially looking forward to their release!

Terrorcon Blot 2008-04-29 @ 12:21 am
am i just missing the pics of cyclonus?

Cyclonus was shown at the Hasbro panel on the projector, where no photographs were allowed... I'm sure someone will post pictures eventually. But I will say it is filled with the most awesome of awesomeness. Basically, imagine the movie animation model, robot & vehicle, as poseable as modern TF's. But a darker purple. Then give him Nightstick.

just curious...

did they make you check you're cell phones?

if not than there is still hope

So now Speed Dial and his repaints aren't allowed at Botcon! The nerve!

Buddykiller 2008-04-28 @ 10:31 pm
am i just missing the pics of cyclonus?

Cyclonus was shown at the Hasbro panel on the projector, where no photographs were allowed... I'm sure someone will post pictures eventually. But I will say it is filled with the most awesome of awesomeness. Basically, imagine the movie animation model, robot & vehicle, as poseable as modern TF's. But a darker purple. Then give him Nightstick.

just curious...

did they make you check you're cell phones?

if not than there is still hope

If they're not up by now, I don't think we'll see any images from the con.

meh, i'll give it another day, then a few days to circle. not everybody wants to travel on a sunday :P

Lord Madhammer 2008-04-28 @ 10:31 pm
am i just missing the pics of cyclonus?

Cyclonus was shown at the Hasbro panel on the projector, where no photographs were allowed... I'm sure someone will post pictures eventually. But I will say it is filled with the most awesome of awesomeness. Basically, imagine the movie animation model, robot & vehicle, as poseable as modern TF's. But a darker purple. Then give him Nightstick.

just curious...

did they make you check you're cell phones?

if not than there is still hope

If they're not up by now, I don't think we'll see any images from the con.

:khaaan BOTCOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

Hobbes-timus Prime 2008-04-28 @ 10:26 pm
am i just missing the pics of cyclonus?

Cyclonus was shown at the Hasbro panel on the projector, where no photographs were allowed... I'm sure someone will post pictures eventually. But I will say it is filled with the most awesome of awesomeness. Basically, imagine the movie animation model, robot & vehicle, as poseable as modern TF's. But a darker purple. Then give him Nightstick.

just curious...

did they make you check you're cell phones?

if not than there is still hope

If they're not up by now, I don't think we'll see any images from the con.

Buddykiller 2008-04-28 @ 10:23 pm
am i just missing the pics of cyclonus?

Cyclonus was shown at the Hasbro panel on the projector, where no photographs were allowed... I'm sure someone will post pictures eventually. But I will say it is filled with the most awesome of awesomeness. Basically, imagine the movie animation model, robot & vehicle, as poseable as modern TF's. But a darker purple. Then give him Nightstick.

just curious...

did they make you check you're cell phones?

if not than there is still hope

Lord Madhammer 2008-04-28 @ 9:36 pm
I want to see cyclonus too. the universe line seems to have a distinct lack of decepticons. what's that all about?

Maybe it's the fact that there were twice as many Autobots back in the day to serve as homage fodder now.

I'm Batman 2008-04-28 @ 9:33 pm

I want to see cyclonus too. the universe line seems to have a distinct lack of decepticons. what's that all about?

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