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Old 10th February 2013, 12:45 AM
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Default US Toyfair preview/investor event

The big annual American toyfair is apparently on this weekend (remember that they are a day behind us), and a presentation by Hasbro was conducted for investors (someone from TFW2005 was there), which gave us some advance info of this year's product focus.

(the Transformers exhibit will be in a new separate topic - if you see the info first, please post it up as a new topic)

The investor presentation covered a number of Hasbro products, but the TFW report focuses on the Transformers parts (of course).

They even have pictures from the slide show as well.

The more notable bits...
- Transformers Prime is being renamed Transformers Beast Hunters for this season (cartoon and toyline - the cartoon is being talked about as if it is a whole new one)
- Another Transformers cartoon will be created, but will be for China only (who already get their own MMOG).
- The revenue figures of the last few years in America are shown.
- Main focus for 2013 is Beast Hunters and Construct-bots. 2014 focus will be on the fourth movie.
- There will be Beast Hunters BotShots.
- Kreo is still being pushed as a major concept for Hasbro, boasting about it being released in 25 countries, and expanding into GIJoe and Star Trek this year.
- A total of 7 Kreo Combiners are mentioned (none named though).
- 36 Kreo micro-changers (so far we have 18 released).
- 8 Beast Hunters Kreo sets (5 have been released so far).
- Perhaps a greater emphasis on licensed items this year for Beast Hunters.
- Net revenue for Hasbro as a whole spiked in 2011, but has been pretty flat since 2007.
- An interesting graph that details the amount of average time kids from 6-12 years old spend on various entertainment activities.
- Biggest growth markets in last few years, and in the future, are China, Russia and Brazil.
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Old 10th February 2013, 05:27 AM
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Hasbro today at the New York Toy Fair will be giving a overall presentation for their Star Wars, Marvel, G.I. Joe, and Transformers lines. Over the course of the next hour or so we will be bringing you live updates from this presentation followed by images from the Hasbro showroom with all the new products on display. Be sure to update your browser often over the course of this next hour as we will be updating this page often with information.

Hasbro Product Representative Josh Lamb and Jerry Jivon for Transformers on stage presenting:

INTRODUCTION:

A new evil has been awaken on TF Prime New Universe, Legends, Kre-O, Robots in Disguise, Beast Hunters, Rescue Bots Energize line.

Beast Hunters

- Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Preview is being shown.

- The Ultimate Autobot Hunter coming this Spring.

- IDW Beast Hunters comic coming, 3 alternate covers.

- Predacons have been detected. Predaking Dragon and Optimus Prime Voyager Class. Officially comes out 2/11.

- Television show in spring.

- New Digital web site will be fully live on 2/18.

Legion Scale

- New Soundwave. Prowl wave 2.

- Hun-Gurrr with dragon tooth saw.

- Starscream with thunder talon and Shockwave in Commander Scale.

Deluxe Scale

- Ratchet with DragonGrinder Drill Dreadwing with Dread Assault Cannon

- Skystalker with Cryostrike disc launcher

Voyager Wave 2

- New Shockwave with detachable Beast Armor.

- Ultra Magnus with Forge of Solus Prime and Grimwing w/Blackbeak. Think bear and falcon combo, is green colored.

- Beast Hunter Optimus Prime with spinning dragon cannons, sword and shield. Light up head and chest, upgraded vehicle mode/robot mode.

- Target Exclusive Beast Fire Predaking with light up fire breath., 21" Wing Span and tail comes off to become a sword.

- Hunt and Battle Online at Transformers.com.

- CNA means Cyber Nano Algorithms. That was a trivia question they asked us.

- Bot Shots Beast Battling also online.

Transformers Construct-A-Bots

- Showing a teaser ad for them.

- With Contruct-A-Bots you can build and then transform them without taking anything off.

- Can also customize and make up your own bots.

- Scout Class will see Ironhide, Starscream, both in G1 colors.

- Elite will see Wheeljack and Soundwave also in G1 colors.

- No cassettes pop out on Soundwave.

- Blitzwing & Bumblebee Triple Changers.

- Ultimate set has Optimus vs. Megatron.

- Triple Changers and Ultimate set have projectile weapons.

- Packaging has reusable storage container for Elite class and up.

- Full color instruction books and red and purple storage trays.

- Pricing expected to be $9.99 USD to around $39.99 USD in price range.

Generations

- 30th Anniversary will see a new Anniversary logo on packaging in 2014.

- They've teamed up with IDW for a story for this.

- Deluxe scale will start seeing comic books packed in.

- We will see Bumblebee, Megatron (Stealth Jet), Trailcutter, and Orion Pax.

- Trailcutter looks like a G1 Trailbreaker.

- Legends scale will see Optimus will Roloer and Bumblebeel with blaster.

Voyager Scale

- Triple-Changer Springer - Robot, Chopper and car in G1 colors.

- Blitzwing - Robot, Jet and Tank in G1 color, looks real nice and like the G1 version.

Transformers Platinum

- Ultra Magnus with Forge of Solus.

- Grimlock vs Bruticus 2-pack.

- Grimlock will have vac-metal.

Transformers Masterpiece

- New Japanese logo!

- First up is Acid Storm who is a green seeker

- Soundwave with all 5 cassettes and Frenzy and Rumble will have ground pounders.

- Titan Class will include a BIG Metroplex coming!!! PIC!!!

- Inspired by Fall of Cybertron game. This toy will be 24 inches tall.

- Features, Scamper who is a legend scale.

- Figure has light up eyes, flip down visor. articulated pupils, independent cannons, head converts to gunner turret.

- Metroplex will have sounds and phrases.

- Metroplex will have a fashionable and functional helmet.

- Firing projectile blaster, articulated hands/fingers, autobot repair bays, take-off/landing strips, weapon turrets, helipad landing zone in vehicle mode

- Release planned for Fall 2013

- Expected price is $125 USD

Kre-O Toys

- Micro, Combiners and classic brick building. Beast Hunters for Transformers with Optimus, Bublebee and Trailcutter. Beast Hunter Ripclaw Daragon.

- Micro Changers, 36 Kreons to collect. Micro Changers are Kreon figures that can be rebuilt in their alternate mode.

Showing wave 2 and 3.

- Micro Changer Combiner set. 4 Microchangers that combine. 7 total.

- Defensor, Prianacon, and Abomimus coming out soon.

- Fall 2013 will also see Autobot Command Center. Kreon based Transformers playset.

- Limited time only will see customizable Kreon figures, not blind bagged.

- Comes with extra parts, some of which are vac-metal and will work with the command center.

- Optimus, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave.

Transformers Segment of the Panel has finished! Head over to Toy News International for more Live toys news from the panel that is going on now at toynewsi.com
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Old 10th February 2013, 06:14 AM
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Wow. I have to say i am really excited for the generations stuff and kreon stuff. And finally a metroplex for the classics shelf. Cannot wait to see all this stuff.
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Old 10th February 2013, 07:26 AM
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as much as I want Metroplex, given the standard some of the FOC figures are at, I think I'll wait for an in hand reveiw before I comit
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Pumped for that Metro
The triple changers voyagers in G1 colours are another must
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Not the greatest figure, but i will buy it. Need a better shot of his face too. But first impressions for me aren't bad.
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Pumped for that Metro
The triple changers voyagers in G1 colours are another must
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Not the greatest figure, but i will buy it. Need a better shot of his face too. But first impressions for me aren't bad.


can anyone else see the surprise?
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What surprise?

Edit: ooooo must buy those voyagers.
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I like the IDW Deluxes and am glad I haven't bought the Spotlight comics yet. I'll just collect them with the toys. All the Generations news is great and the pics look good.
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