Transformers Toys Display and News from 2013 Australia Hobby Toy Fiar - Metroplex, Generations, Beast Hunters
Thanks again to griffin at Ozformers who once again keeps us up to date on all the Transformers news that is happening down-under. He's posted a report on the The Transformers Wall display that is the largest feature a the Hasbro exhibit this year. Most of what was shown was previewed at Toy Fair last month. The notable items to report include box images and Bios for Generations Springer and Blitzwing, Some new Kreo Sets, New Botshots toys and some bad news that many of the Transformers Prime Season 2 toys will not be offered to fans in Australia. Read details below.
The Metroplex toy was talked about, but not shown due to the figure shown at Toy Fair being the only one Hasbro has right now. The figure will be released in Australia in early Fall to be ready Christmas time. No work on pricing or retailers were mentioned at the show.
The Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ultimate Class Optimus and Predaking will be released in August 2013 as a non-exclusive retailer wide figure.
Also shown were some new Kreo figures including the 5 packs and a Command base. Many new Bot Shots were also shown including the multi-packs and more that Hasbro says are selling better than expected.
Finally, we get some looks at the boxes for the Generations Voyager class triple changers Spinger and Blitzwing. We have confirmation that Blitzwing does indeed have three rotating faces that pay homage to the Transformers Animated cartoon character. Read their character bio summaries from the boxes below.
Autobot Springer Character Bio Summary
Autobot Springer was built to be a tough guy. Everything about him, from his nickel-plated blaster cannon to his bad-boy attitude, is calculated to communicate exactly what he wants it to-that he's a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners kind of guy. He prefers to fight alone, trusting his skills and luck to get him out of tight spots, rather than relying on his fellow warriors. After all, other Autobots fail. Autobot Springer never does.
Blitzwing Character Bio Summary
With his heavily armored and highly destructive body, Blitzwing has the ice-cold mind of a master strategist-sometimes. At other times, he is a boiling cauldron of rage, waiting for any excuse to unleash his firepower on the nearest target. And now and again he is a chaotic whirlwind of bizarre behavior and intermittent bursts of plasma fire. His unpredictability makes him a poor soldier, but his raw firepower and unstable mind make him a useful tool for a commander as capable as Megatron.
Read the full report from griffen with more details and images now available at otca.com.au