Botcon is this weekend and the Hasbro panel was today. Fans of the Combiner Wars toy line are in for a treat, as some incredible toys were revealed today. I’ve got all the official images below – but among what you’ll see is Bruticus, a combiner built from several ’84 Autobots and the return of Sky Lynx – who also is the core of a combiner. These toys are impressive, check them out!
It’s Botcon weekend and today Hasbro had their panel where they preview upcoming toys. There was some huge news for fans of Combiner Wars – but first let’s look at all the upcoming toys for Transformers: Robots In Disguise.
Hasbro has released a bunch of images of their SDCC exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters and Devastator sets – two of my favorite SDCC exclusives that have been announced so far. Devastator features a new head sculpt and vac metal parts – which you can see in the pictures below. Read the official descriptions then drool over the images!
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS COMBINER HUNTERS Action Figure Collection
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $74.99/Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3213 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Your favorite female Autobots from the COMBINER WARS take up arms and become COMBINER HUNTERS in pursuit of the ultimate DECEPTICON COMBINER — DEVASTATOR! This special edition set includes Deluxe scale figures of WINDBLADE, ARCEE, and CHROMIA figures, each featuring exclusive decos and COMBINER HUNTER weapons. Fans will also receive a Hasbro SDCC exclusive cover edition of IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER HUNTERS #1 as a free gift with each Hasbro Toy Shop purchase at Comic-Con International that includes TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS items. Following the convention, a limited number of action figure sets will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS COMBINER WARS DEVASTATOR Special Edition Action Figure
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $179.99/Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3213 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Be the first to get your hands on Hasbro’s largest TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS figure! This massive set features six Voyager scale figures packed out in their combined DEVASTATOR mode in an exclusive window box display with a unique CONSTRUCTICON theme. This Special Edition of DEVASTATOR also features a brand new head sculpt and an exclusive deco featuring vac-metal parts! Fans will also receive a Hasbro SDCC exclusive cover edition of IDW
Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER HUNTERS #1 as a free gift with each Hasbro Toy Shop purchase at Comic-Con International that includes TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS items. Following the convention, a limited number of action figure sets will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be another banner SDCC for the Transformers brand as today another exclusive was announced – the Class of ’85 Kreon set. This set, a sequel to last years’, includes a Kre-o minifigure for each new character introduced to Transformers lore in 1985. From Beachcomber to Bombshell (and characters who don’t start with the letter B), the gang is all here.
This exclusive will be available at the HasbroToyShop booth at the show and on-line (in limited quantity) at HasbroToyShop.com after SDCC.
The Loyal Subjects have announced their booth signing schedule as well as their exclusives for the show. Exclusives available for signing are:
- Blue Ranger “Crystal Edition” – 500 available – $15.99
- Red Ranger “Crystal Edition” – 500 available – $15.99
- Clear Frenzy & Buzzsaw Tape Pak – 500 available – $29.99
- Rita Repulsa vs. Pink Ranger “Metallic Edition” – 500 available – $29.99
- Clear Black Mirage – $500 available – $15.99
- Battle Damaged TMNT 4 pack – 500 available – $59.99
- Constructicon 3 pack (Yellow / Purple Edition) – 500 available – $49.99
- Metallic Jumbo (8″) Leonardo – 300 available – $56.00
- Blue Rumble & Black Laserbeak – 500 availabile – $29.99
- TMNT Stealth 4 pack – 500 available – $59.99
- A mystery Nickelodeon release
- White Ranger vs. Lord Zedd “Metallic Edition” – 500 available – $29.99
- Pink Ranger “Crystal Edition” – 500 available – $15.99
- Red Ranger vs. Goldar “Metallic Edition” – 500 available – $29.99
Signing times are below, as is a picture of the “Cyrstal Edition” Blue Ranger.
In addition to the SDCC exclusive Devastator set revealed a few weeks ago, Hasbro took to IGN to share their second SDCC exclusive box set – a set of 3 Combiner Hunters. This set, based on the IDW Transformers comics, features three repaints of Arcee, Chromia and Windblade with GIANT weapons. I guess the bigger your foe is, the bigger sword you need to fight them.
The Combiner Hunters box set is priced at $74.99 and will be sold at Hasbro’s SDCC booth (#3213). A limited number of sets will be sold via HasbroToyShop.com after SDCC.
Transformers Hall of Fame voting is now LIVE in the Official Transformers App, (available for iOS and Android from transformers.com/apps). Fans are now able to vote for their favorites in three fan-nominated categories — Favorite TRANSFORMERS Character (Galvatron, Optimus Primal or Prowl), Best COMBINER Robot (Bruticus, Devastator or Predaking) and Best Musical Act Used in a TRANSFORMERS Branded Production (Anne Bryant, Vince DiCola or “Weird Al” Yankovic — with the winners to be announced at BotCon, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention, in St. Charles, Illinois from June 18-21, 2015.
Hasbro Inc. will showcase the figures from its iconic TRANSFORMERS brand though MAY MAYHEM, a new fan initiative spotlighting the hot new TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS line. MAY MAYHEM kicks off with a special retail event, launching today through notable online retailers, allowing fans to purchase AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK figures from the COMBINER WARS line, and continues fan participation, multi-platform storytelling and online promotions throughout the month of May.
“Our goal with May Mayhem is to provide collectors of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS line with a robust multi-platform experience,” said Tom Warner, senior vice president of the TRANSFORMERS franchise at Hasbro. “With the combination of amazing new toys and great storytelling from our partners, it’s never been a better time to be a TRANSFORMERS fan.”
Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS action figures feature characters and expressions from throughout the 30 plus years of the TRANSFORMERS brand. In 2015 the GENERATIONS line unites under one big story – COMBINER WARS, featuring teams of TRANSFORMERS robots that combine together into one giant COMBINER robot!
Starting today, AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK will be available exclusively through participating online retailers, such as Amazon.com (Quickslinger, Brake-Neck), Walmart.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, Entertainment Earth (Quickslinger, Brake-Neck), BigBadToyStore, Diamond Comics and HasbroToyShop.com. With these two new figures, fans are able to complete their G1-accurate SUPERION and MENASOR COMBINER figures!
Additionally, several participating online retailers will be running special promotions on TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS figures, providing fans with an ideal way to complete their collections. As part of MAY MAYHEM, Target.com will launch a new Collector Hub and will offer 20% off select TRANSFORMERS items starting on May 25th. Also on May 25th, ToysRUs.com will offer a “Buy More, Save More” promotion on TRANSFORMERS items. Fans should also keep an eye on the Toys R’ Us Twitter account (@ToysRUs) this week to discover the special power of VICTORION, the brand new fan-built COMBINER! Then on May 27th, Amazon.comwill be running a “Day of Deals” promotion on TRANSFORMERS items.
The action continues the week of May 25th, with the start of the TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME vote in the TRANSFORMERS OFFICIAL APP (available for iOS and Android from transformers.com/apps). Fans will be able to vote for their favorites in three fan-nominated categories — Favorite TRANSFORMERS Character, Best COMBINER Robot and Best Musical Act Used in a TRANSFORMERS Branded Production — with the winners to be announced at BotCon, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention, in St. Charles, Illinois from June 18-21, 2015. Then, later in May, the epic “COMBINER WARS” story that’s been running through IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS comics comes to a head in TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE —COMBINER WARS #3.
May is going to be an a-MAY-zing time to be a Transformers fan as we’re about to enter May Mayhem. Look forward to a month filled with exciting moments in Transformer Fandom, Transformers Media and your own Transformers Combiner Wars collection.
The fun will start around mid-month as the fans’ choice voting begins for the Transformers Hall of Fame. This year you’ll not just get to choose a bot to join the priveledged ranks, but also a person and a combiner. Then on May 13th, the latest chapter of IDW’s Combiner Wars storyline is released with Transformers #41. May 22nd sees the release of Aerialbot Quickslinger and Stunticon Brake-Neck which will restore complete G1-ness to your Combiner Wars Superion and Menasor figures. Quickslinger and Brake-Neck will be available exclusively on-line at retailers like Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, BigBadToyStore.com, HasbroToyShop.com and ToysRUs.com. May 27th will see the Combiner Wars battle come to a head in Transformers Windblade – Combiner Wars #3. And finally look to the Transformers facebook page for a new product reveal towards the end of the month!
May Mayhem is packed full of Transformers goodness. There’s a little more to wait for – later this week check in for the AwesomeToyBlog review of Quickslinger and Brake-Neck!
In the event your Combiner Wars Superion and Menasor aren’t G1 enough for you, Hasbro has made your day with the announcement of two additional Combiner Wars deluxe figures. These new figures, Quickslinger and Brake-Neck will be available in May. Quickslinger is the new name for the G1 Aerialbot Slingshot and Brake-Neck is the new name for G1 Wildrider. Check them out in the gallery below.
Thanks to our pals at Hasbro and the social media team at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, we’ve got a preview of the upcoming Transformers: Robots in Disguise exhibit. This exhibit opens on March 7th. This preview will give some idea of what to expect and how the displayed objects relate to hands on learning opportunities. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Transformers Universe! The exhibit’s entry will ask you to “Choose Your Team,” with featured photo ops with Optimus Prime and Megatron. exhibit entry.]
There will also be a display of full-size Transformers fan costumes, including The Children’s Museum’s own Bumblebee costume.
Examine Transformers vintage toys and character images, which represent a sampling of the 6,000 characters developed by Hasbro over the past 30 years. This space includes a 10’ Optimus Prime statue from Transformers: Age of Extinction, an Autobot and Decepticon character display, and other interactives focused on the fantasy world of Transformers
The Hasbro toy design area will allow you to participate in key phases of the toy making process including aspects such as conceptual design, engineering, and testing. Enter an immersive space emulating Hasbro designers at work and watch a 3D printer printing a grey model prototype.
Autobot Central is a facilitated program space featuring hands-on workshops where visitors design robotic creations using some of the same skills used by Transformers designers. The space will also feature vintage commercials and cartoons.
The Become Bumblebee interactive asks visitors to imagine if YOU were a Transformer as you virtually transform into a robot on screen.
Not that it was a competition, but if it had been, the Transformers brand would have been the winner of the Hasbro Collector’s event today. New reveals included an all new Ultra Magnus, Combiner Wars Defensor and a HUGE Devastator. Unlike other Combiner Wars combiners, Devastator is built from 6 Voyager size constucticons.
Also on display were the newest Transformers: Robots in Disguise figures, including the return of Mini-cons. Check out the gallery below.
Cartoon Network will unleash TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) with a special one-hour premiere event. The latest installment in the iconic franchise features an all new animation style, and builds upon the lore of the iconic Transformers franchise filled with great humor and lots of fun adventure for fans of all ages.
The new series begins as Bumblebee must step up to be a leader in the years after we left the Autobots in Transformers Prime. Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rogue team of young Autobot action heroes. Bumblebee must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally band that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel Sideswipe, elite guard cadet Strongarm, bombastic dinobot Grimlock and overly-excited mini-con Fixit must balance keeping the team together with chasing and capturing their new enemies in every episode packed full of action, fun and adventure.
Following the premiere event, new episodes can be seen every Saturday starting on March 21st at 6:30 a.m. ET/PT.