Thanks to NinjaCyborg over at transformertoys.co.uk who was in attendence at this years UK Toy Fair, we have some news and updates on what Hasbro was showing. Get a look at the report that includes some details about Leader Starscream, War For Cybertron, New Universe and more.
Transformers selection was clearly visible through the booth window so I don’t see why I shouldn’t report what I could see. Not like I signed an NDA or anything. A lot of the display was current releases – ROTF scouts, HA Bumblebee, Leader Prime.
On display, but not on general release yet, was: Leader Starscream, ROTF Bludgeon and more importantly from the new stuff was: WFC Optimus – looked bigger than deluxe, more like Voyager size WFC Bumblebee – awesome vehicle mode, and even more awesome, metallic gold paint/plastic Universe Seaspray – ultra sized I think, since it was bigger than ROTF Bludgeon that it was next to.
Looks just like a huge version of the original – Same blue and white and yellow for the turbines. Very nice. Some new G1 style legends – I think I saw a jeep, Outback maybe? or Swindle?, It was khaki coloured but the view from the booth window was too far to see the smaller toys Some kind of combiner – could have been power combiners, but looked to me more like it was built from Legends sized figures – and it was definitely not Devastator.
One of the legs looked like a jet or shuttle of some kind. Could be a Legends Bruticus set? Was very lanky and with wiry limbs, but humanoid in shape. ‘Leader’ ROTF Bumblebee or whatever it’s going to be called Also visible through the Hasbro window was some Marvel Universe stuff, but nothing new and no Iron Man 2 that I could see.
Also saw the A-Team figures on another booth. Not bad likenesses of the new actors. Still hate Neeson as Hannibal though. Funny that Mattel or Mattel distributors are totally absent from this fair. No wonder you can’t find Avatar toys anywhere.
More details are just in from NIBMRatchet: Seaspray is a boat with room for Scouts on his deck Revenge of the Fallen toy line name will be dropped from packaging, the line will be re-branded just as “Transformers”. Power Core Combiners is a “Transformers” sub-line Power Core Combiners 2-packs and 5-packs can be combined together
One of the Power Core 5-pack combiners is a new Bruticus! New Transformers RPMs molds including Drift RPM Bumblebee track set RPM Stealth Force – deluxe/voyager size vehicles with fold out weaponry. Doesn’t sound like they transform. Transformers Animated may get ‘phased’ back into the UK in late 2010.
Preorders for the first wave of the Japanese Transformers Animated figures has started, giving us the first images of these figures. These are promotional images, and thus may be enhanced with photoshop; however it seems that the figures may hav a metallic paint finish applied, and Ironhide (US Bulkhead) seems to be a different shade of green.
US Toy seller Big Bag Toy Store has posted listings, including images, of the Japanese Transformers Animated toys which include new metallic paint schemes. Ironhide (Bulkhead) also now sports a more teal shade as well, Ironhide Bumblebee (he’ll probably be called Bumble),
Transformers sparked Hollywood’s love affair with toy-based action movies two years ago, followed by current box-office hit GI Joe. Now another playtime favourite is to get the big-screen treatment
The excitement for the U.S. Toy Fair is building as HASBRO presents at other toy fairs throughout the world. We recently had a report from the Canadian Toy And Hobby Fair sharing some new information about the toys to come for the Transformers sequel.
Chinese testshot seller yizhi521 of TF08.net has posted three images of the first toy from the upcoming Transformers Revenge of the Fallen series. The images are rather blurred and TF08 point out that this sample is not for sale unlike all of the other leaked figures featured on their website.