Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Transformers News from New York Comic-Con

The 2011 New York Comic-Con was held this weekend providing some info and look at upcoming plans for Transformers for Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Prime, Fall of Cybertron, and Transformers: The Ride. Below are the news highlights with links to galleries and panel videos.

Hasbro Panel
• DOTM - Repaints of Bumblebee, Wheeljack (G1 style), Ratchet (G1 style), and Soundwave are coming
• DOTM - Deluxe Optimus with trailer is coming (think same as the Takara release)
• TF: Prime - Calling 2012 "All Prime All The Time"
• TF: Prime - Deluxe Wave 1 toys will be Cliffjumper, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and Soundwave
• TF: Prime - Legion wave 1 toys will be Vehicon, Ratchet, Arcee, Bumblebee and Cliffjumper
• TF: Prime - Commander wave 1 toys will be Optimus Prime, Bulkhead, Megatron, Starscream and Starhammer w/ Wheeljack
• TF: The Ride - Evac will get a deluxe and legion class releases.
• TF: The Ride - Attendee's treated as NEST new recruits when a Decepticon attacks requires boarding Evac to take the AllSpark fragment to safety. Characters making appearances include Ratchet, Ironhide, Ravage, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Grindor.
• Fall of Cybertron: Jazz playable character, part of the story of game will be to follow the fall out of the creation of the Dinobots by Shockwave.
• Fall of Cybertron: Grimlock will retain his G1 speech mannerisms but cause isn't lack of brainpower but because of interference from the power boost forced on him.
• Fall of Cybertron: Toys are planned for next years Generations line.
Video of Hasbro panel

Transformers: Prime Panel
• Season 2 teaser (below) shows Orion Pax (Optimus) getting his Decepticon symbol
• Two episode arc will explain Bumblebee's voice-less issues. Soundwave will eventually speak.
• Characters will gain upgrades and abilities (perfect for repaints)
• New characters for both factions to be introduced, some not on Earth
• Starscream and Whelljack return, Dinobots are being considered.
• Tony Todd will voice Dreadwing. Nathan Fillion (and other celebrity actors) being considered for other characters.
• Noses, eyebrows, etc part of character design to help humanize them so more relatable to audience.
• On somewhat related note, G.I. Joe: Renegades put on hiatus. Good show, not sure if hiatus is to get The Hub profitable faster or a prelude to outright cancellation.
• Arcee blue instead of traditional pink since Jack wouldn't ride a pink bike.

All toy lines | DOTM Wheeljack, various TF Prime toys | TF: Prime toys | TF: Prime Cyberverse | AllSpark Gallery I | AllSpark Gallery II

Comic-Con Misc
• NYCC Exclusive Transformers: Prime Bumblebee & Arcee video review
• Exclusives available at HasbroToyShop today at 10AM EST
• Unit:E revealed as project that involves Micronauts, Candyland, Stretch Armstrong, Battleship, Jem, Action Man and return of M.A.S.K. No details beyond a teaser image.
The Avengers panel (just cause feel like linking to it)


  1. pretty kool

  2. The ONLY toys I'm interested in are the eventual releases of Soundwave, Mirage/Dino, and Wheeljack/Que. Is Hasbro trying to blue-ball us?

  3. Why are they saying a repaint of DOTM Wheeljack? As far as I can tell a normal version never came out :c

  4. why do they make crap toys that were not in the movie! e.g. cyberverse flak,guzzle and that dodgy voyager skyhammer they should make the movie characters first before going off on on an uninteresting tangent


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