SDCC 2012 - Hasbro Transformers Brand Panel Report - No Breakdown; FE Prime Toys Coming to TRU In November; Generations Grimlock

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:30 AM PT
» Updated images with links to bigger gallery images.

Tformers reported live from the Hasbro brand panel at SDCC 2012 where the company offered up the latest product from Transformers Prime, KRE-O, Generations, and more! There were some disappointments, like Breakdown not being mentioned for potential release, but also some surprises, like Transformers Prime First Edition toys would make it to Toys R Us shelves in November and there will indeed be a Transformers Generations Voyager Grimlock!

Panel Team


» Aaron Archer
» Jerry Jivoin
» Andy Schmidt
» Lisa Wade
» Quinten Chapman


Due to some technical difficulties, the team started out with the question and answer session

Questions

Will we see Breakdown today?
Not in the presentation, sorry.


Will we see the First Edition Prime toys?
Yes, they will be out this Fall. Probably hitting stores around November at Toy R Us. Read about it below.

On what to expect for Fall of Cybertron
Fall Items and Spring 2013 will launch in support of the video game release. There will be at least 40 new toys coming out in 2013, relaunching Generatons in a "Big Way"

When will new episodes of Transformers Prime air?
New Transformers Prime episodes will continue this fall and will complete the 2nd half of Season 2.

What happened to the Transformers Dark of the Moon products? Will we ever seem them here?
They are looking for ways to get these toys out. Stay tuned.

On new Masterpieces
No other Masterpiece figures than what we have seen today.

A potential for War For Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron Trypticon and Omega Supreme
Not confirmed for the future, but you never know what can happen.

Transformers UNIVERSE MMO

The game will be out in 2013 and is in beta testing now.

Rescue Bots

» Bots and Robbers playset
» Chase figure in 2013



"Energize" 2013 Sneak Peek


With new tools and different accessories, clear plastic parts.


» Figure 2 Packs with Person Figure

KRE-O

Spring 2013 Sneak Peek

click image for a larger view


Micro Changers!
» Blastoff, Rampage, Dirge, Springer, Insecticon, Arachnid and more


click image for a larger view


» Combiners with 4 characters - Predicus (Predaking), Superion, Devastaor, Bruticus


TRANSFORMERS PRIME


» Expect 14x Deluxes, 8x Voyagers for the rest of the year

VOYAGER
» Thundertron, Ultra Magnus, Skyquake



CYBERVERSE
» Legions Fallback, Tailgate and Knockout
» Commanders Bulkhead, and Skyquake.


BOT SHOTS

Upcoming:
» 24x Singles, 4x Launchers, 20x 2-packs


Launcher
» Starscream with Launcher


New Bots - 2013 Sneak Peek
Jump Shots - They jump
Spin Shots - Spin around
Flip Shot - Do Back Flips
Blitz Shot - Bash together



» Flip Bumblebee shown - more bulk, some added articulation


Sunstorm
New Packaging - Character art from game. Have battle dials, and upgrades.

EXCLUSIVES

AMAZON
» Amazon Jetwing Prime will be out in November
» G2 Bruticus - with Forensic Packaging Design and will be a shared exclusive with Big Bad Toy Store. Hasbro commissioned an artist from the G2 era to hand paint Bruticus so that the colors are as failthful as possible.



» Ultimate Prime Year of Dragon Paint Scheme


TOYS R US
» Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker, using the MP-11 mold.



First Edition
» Prime Entertainment Pack - Optimus Prime vs Megatron w/ Kids


» Voyager Bulkhead and Optimus Prime


» Deluxe Arcee, Vehicon, Starscream, and Terrorcon Cliffjumper!


"China Import" Generations
Toys R Us will also be carrying these previously Asia-only Transformers Generations figures that will be out in October.

The packaging will have Chinese and English language, to give it that imported feel.



China Generations Legions
» Silverstreak
» Hoist
» Motorbreath
» Thundercracker


China Generations Scouts
» Sand Storm
» Dead End
» Brawl
» Laserbeak


China Generations Deluxes
» Springer
» Swerve
» Cliffjumper
» Wheelie


China Generations Voyagers
» Powerdive
» Hot Spot
» Samurai Megatron


BIG BAD TOY STORE
Transformers Prime Dark Energon Series
Features repaints with Dark Energon weapons and darker packaging



Deluxes
» Bumblebee
» Wheeljack
» Knockout
» Starscream


Voyager
» Megatron
» Optimus Prime


Linkin Park Soundwave - Exclusive Rock Star Transformer Figure
» Exclusive Soundwave with special paint scheme that will include four (4) cassettes, a two-tone solid gold color deco (a.k.a. bling paint scheme) that is limited to 2000. The figure has a special paint scheme that will include four (4) cassettes, a two-tone solid gold color deco (a.k.a. bling paint scheme) that is limited to 2000. The cassette door in the unique boombox packaging holds a removable mix tape that acts as a certificate of authenticity.


Generations

Deluxe Wave 2
» Wreckers Impactor, Twin Twist, Top Spin, Whirl, and Roadbuster will all combine into Ruination! The set is a remold and redeco of the existing Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus figure.





Legends Cassettes
» Eject & Ramhorn
» Rewind & Sunder


Voyager
18 figures for Spring of 2013 (March 2012)
» Blaster Figure with Steeljaw



» Voyager Grimlock! - somewhat blocky looking with a Transformers Animated-like paint scheme with Cybertronian Circuity in robot mode. Has a nice T-rex mode with clamping jaw action with light up head and chest.




PANEL ENDS!

204 Image(s) - Click to Enlarge

1 of 204

2 of 204

3 of 204

4 of 204

5 of 204

6 of 204

7 of 204

8 of 204

9 of 204

10 of 204

11 of 204

12 of 204

13 of 204

14 of 204

15 of 204

16 of 204

17 of 204

18 of 204

19 of 204

20 of 204

21 of 204

22 of 204

23 of 204

24 of 204

25 of 204

26 of 204

27 of 204

28 of 204

29 of 204

30 of 204

31 of 204

32 of 204

33 of 204

34 of 204

35 of 204

36 of 204

37 of 204

38 of 204

39 of 204

40 of 204

41 of 204

42 of 204

43 of 204

44 of 204

45 of 204

46 of 204

47 of 204

48 of 204

49 of 204

50 of 204

51 of 204

52 of 204

53 of 204

54 of 204

55 of 204

56 of 204

57 of 204

58 of 204

59 of 204

60 of 204

61 of 204

62 of 204

63 of 204

64 of 204

65 of 204

66 of 204

67 of 204

68 of 204

69 of 204

70 of 204

71 of 204

72 of 204

73 of 204

74 of 204

75 of 204

76 of 204

77 of 204

78 of 204

79 of 204

80 of 204

81 of 204

82 of 204

83 of 204

84 of 204

85 of 204

86 of 204

87 of 204

88 of 204

89 of 204

90 of 204

91 of 204

92 of 204

93 of 204

94 of 204

95 of 204

96 of 204

97 of 204

98 of 204

99 of 204

100 of 204

101 of 204

102 of 204

103 of 204

104 of 204

105 of 204

106 of 204

107 of 204

108 of 204

109 of 204

110 of 204

111 of 204

112 of 204

113 of 204

114 of 204

115 of 204

116 of 204

117 of 204

118 of 204

119 of 204

120 of 204

121 of 204

122 of 204

123 of 204

124 of 204

125 of 204

126 of 204

127 of 204

128 of 204

129 of 204

130 of 204

131 of 204

132 of 204

133 of 204

134 of 204

135 of 204

136 of 204

137 of 204

138 of 204

139 of 204

140 of 204

141 of 204

142 of 204

143 of 204

144 of 204

145 of 204

146 of 204

147 of 204

148 of 204

149 of 204

150 of 204

151 of 204

152 of 204

153 of 204

154 of 204

155 of 204

156 of 204

157 of 204

158 of 204

159 of 204

160 of 204

161 of 204

162 of 204

163 of 204

164 of 204

165 of 204

166 of 204

167 of 204

168 of 204

169 of 204

170 of 204

171 of 204

172 of 204

173 of 204

174 of 204

175 of 204

176 of 204

177 of 204

178 of 204

179 of 204

180 of 204

181 of 204

182 of 204

183 of 204

184 of 204

185 of 204

186 of 204

187 of 204

188 of 204

189 of 204

190 of 204

191 of 204

192 of 204

193 of 204

194 of 204

195 of 204

196 of 204

197 of 204

198 of 204

199 of 204

200 of 204

201 of 204

202 of 204

203 of 204

204 of 204






News Story Comments

Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
puma 2012-07-20 @ 3:55 pm

the kids of today and the future collectors of tomorrow! Don't frustrate them now! i'll need someone to sell my collection to in 40 years!!!

Hellscream85 2012-07-20 @ 3:41 pm

It would sell if they didn't clog so many damned Bumblebees on the shelves and put, say, Vehicons up :redface

TF might sell itself, but it'd sell a hell of a lot better if Hasbro put more compassion into it and stopped being lazy.

And remember that the kiddies are collectors too, and in fact DO want every figure in the assortment!

Blitz-Wing 2012-07-20 @ 3:35 pm

I don't pay attention to GI Joe :P

Breaker 2012-07-20 @ 3:17 pm

It would sell if they didn't clog so many damned Bumblebees on the shelves and put, say, Vehicons up :redface

TF might sell itself, but it'd sell a hell of a lot better if Hasbro put more compassion into it and stopped being lazy.

Think about how bad the JOE fans must be feeling right about now.

Blitz-Wing 2012-07-20 @ 2:08 pm

It would sell if they didn't clog so many damned Bumblebees on the shelves and put, say, Vehicons up :redface

TF might sell itself, but it'd sell a hell of a lot better if Hasbro put more compassion into it and stopped being lazy.

formerly nortagem 2012-07-20 @ 6:18 am

TBH, I think Hasbro is busier nurturing other "more successful" lines as a priority, and treating the TF line as second rate.

Yes, you can throw your tomatoes at me now :run

I think it is more of Hasbro knowing that Transformers will sell regardless, so they don't worry about it much, or care about the product

I kinda thought Transformers IS one of the "more successful" lines Hasbro has.

it is one of the top selling lines of all time

I think you're right on both accounts.

Lord_Onslaught 2012-07-20 @ 5:46 am

TBH, I think Hasbro is busier nurturing other "more successful" lines as a priority, and treating the TF line as second rate.

Yes, you can throw your tomatoes at me now :run

I think it is more of Hasbro knowing that Transformers will sell regardless, so they don't worry about it much, or care about the product

I kinda thought Transformers IS one of the "more successful" lines Hasbro has.

it is one of the top selling lines of all time

Jason X 2012-07-19 @ 11:03 pm

Yeah, well awesome doesn't have an off season (this I know from years of personal experience) so they need to step it up!

robo_rob 2012-07-19 @ 4:15 am

It is.

Shadowpanther 2012-07-19 @ 2:28 am

I kinda thought Transformers IS one of the "more successful" lines Hasbro has.

imho,

I also figured the same thing.

Perhaps the marvel super heroes toys hasbro sells makes decent profits.

Post Your Comment Now! (membership required)


Online Transformers Shopping

Advertise Here on TFormers.com

Search Online Stores for Transformers Legacy




More Conventions Center News & Reviews



Advertise on TFormers.com








This site uses cookies for site configuration, advertising, and analysis. By using this site you accept our policies - Read Full Site Policy OK
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE