Thursday, October 11, 2012

NYCC: New Transformers Prime Faction, Season 3 Teaser Trailer (Updated)

Today the New York Comic-Con 2012 started and Hasbro was on hand to tease their 2013 plans for Transformers Prime season 3. Below is a teaser trailer for Transformers Prime - Beast Hunters, set to start in the Spring (no exact date). With it comes a new faction, the Predacons along with Predaking (likely leader) with dragon alt mode. In G1 cartoons Predacons were the team of five Decepticons with creature alt modes merged to form Predaking. In Beast Wars, the Predacons are basically the ancestors of the Decepticons who continued the war against the Maximals, the Autobot ancestors.

Since Transformers Prime is part Hasbro's official canon for Transformers, it seems this is Hasbro's attempt to bring the successful Beast Wars approach into the toy line to open up the possibilities of alt modes back to real world animals and fantasy creatures. Depending on how the story goes and how well designed the (hopefully) new toy molds are, this could be kind of best of both worlds for TF fans. Hopefully more will be revealed of the line-up over the weekend. A gallery of Predaking can be found here.

Update: Hasbro has issued a press release providing an official image of Predaking's dragon alt mode. They also showed a teaser clip (below) that introduces the character, all the while keeping his robot mode secret.
"BEAST HUNTERS is an exciting new direction for TRANSFORMERS brand entertainment and the introduction of the PREDACON faction is a pivotal moment for OPTIMUS PRIME and the heroic AUTOBOTS, impacting the world of TRANSFORMERS which will never be the same," said Jay Duke, Global TRANSFORMERS Brand Vice President at Hasbro. "Kids and fans will be amazed by how Hasbro will bring this story and the 'beasts' to life across the brand's major entertainment platforms in 2013."





10 comments:

  1. As far as i remember in beast wars the Decepticons and Autobots are the ancestors of the Predacons and Maximals

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  2. ancestors is past tense for those who came before, the proper word is decedents

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  3. Is it official?A third faction called Predacons and not the Star Seekers?And what about the Dinobots in Rage of the Dinobots comic.From what they were saying about that comic it was supposed to be a prelude to the third season so I was expecting to introduce the sub-groups that transform into beasts to be recruited by the Autobots & the Decepticons or the Star Seekers.

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  4. To Anonymous 10/11/12 12:42 PM, ancestors was used correctly. The Autobots/Decepticons were the ancestors of the Maximals/Predicons. The Maxis/Preds were sent through a wormhole back in time when we pick them up in Beast Wars to when the Great War was still raging and the Autobots/Decepticons were in stasis lock after their crash on earth during the prehistoric age. It was mentioned in the series by the Pred Megatron that he took his name from the Decepticon leader who came before him.

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  6. I loved the beast wars! animals are cool!
    P.S. this is Spark500 I changed my name to PirateGeek5550 so you can now find me on Steam! :)

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  7. The gist of it will be that the Predacons are an ancient race of cybertronians. Predaking, Laserbeak & Twinstrike are the 3 Preds.

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  8. Twinstrike will be a homage to G1 Terrorcon Sinnertwin.

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  9. The real anticipation is, Dinobots?

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  10. Bring the grimlock! we know you've got him there somewhere Hasbro!

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