Thursday, January 23, 2014

UK Toy Fair 2013: Toy Teases, Lockdown, Drift and More

The UK Toy Fair was held this week which provided the first look at the toys and merchandise that Hasbro is planning for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Sadly the fair was not open to the public or press and security was tight so while there are descriptions of some of what was on display, most of the pictures are for ancillary products. Still there was at least some potential useful information revealed including more looks at the TF4 versions of Prime, Bumblebee, Drift and potentially Lockdown. It really does seem like Transformers Prime animated look was inspiration for the TF4 redesigns. Thanks to Feris O. and others for the info.

Rumors
- Super Bowl teaser will reveal Grimlock (source)
- First two waves of toys will feature most of the main cast instead of delays or not at as a previous movie lines
- 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coup might be a Decepticon, probably Lockdown. Based on brochure image of an "Optimus Prime Challenge Track Set" with Bumblebee vs the Lamborghini (source)
- TF4 may be the 1st film of a new trilogy set with goal for a 2017 date for TF5 and new animated series in 2015 (source)
- First look at face of Lockdown via a leaked image and new line of "MashEms" that include Drift, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Lockdown and Grimlock. (source)
- The grey truck that many thought might be Motormaster is actually Ultra Magnus. (source)

Image Galleries
- 1st Edition Optimus Prime: Briefly posted on Amazon, this appears to be the same toy as the leaked images from last week
- MashEms: Six squeezable TF faces with Drift, Bumblebee, Prime, Lockdown and Grimlock
- Paladone TF Figurines: 30 mini things total from Generation One, Transformers Prime and Dark of the Moon.
- Misc. Products: Various TF covered products like lights, mugs, notepads, board games and RC cars. Image shows off Drift for Connect 4 release. Another gallery here.
- Toy Palace: Magnets and key chains that show off TF4 versions of 'Bee and Prime

14 comments:

  1. Which grey truck, the rusty truck?

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    1. He means the Freightliner Argosy truck.

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  2. Where is the brown coming from on drift's face. Is it seat cushion or something? lol.

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  3. They should have made the color of the bugatti different. That blue and black doesn't go well with his face color. They should have gotten a dark red or burgundy colored Bugatti. Would have been clean.

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    1. Martinus Prime1/24/2014 1:31 PM

      Yeah, maybe. And they could, the Bugatti GV is available in black with the fluorescent blue and in black with fluorescent orange.
      Maybe they could've better gone with the black with orange model.
      But I'm diggin' this colordscheme, still looks awesome!

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  4. wow shoulve been called TF4 the final fuck up...

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    1. New trilogy bud.

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    2. duh i think he was saying it should be the last one and be called the final fuck up

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    3. Why are people that think it looks awful even on here? Aside from trolling

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  5. grimlock will have no robot mode

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  6. The green one is definitely Crosshairs. Face matches the name with the goggles and all. Drift looks awesome. Wonder who the helicopter is...? Cyclonus might fit the name, but who knows? It looked like the box said Cyclonus next to the helicopter, but I doubt it's the same box that goes with the toy.

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  8. This all looks like GI Joe robots

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  9. Grimlock and for that matter the dinobots will have no robot modes

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