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Old 30th January 2015, 06:26 AM
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TFW2005 boards member Marvelous has come back from attending the Nuremberg Toy Fair Hasbro booth, with a report of what she both saw and heard. Among these include...

Details on Titan Class Devastator
Robots in Disguise Min-Con figure information
G1 Platinum reissue details
Combiner Wars Protectobots details
It's sounding like there may be a Combiner Wars Computron in the future
Combiner Wars is lasting for more than just one year



"I attended the Hasbro booth and can clarify some points.

Devy consists of 6 parts with individual robot modes. He is nearly the same height as Metroplex. It's going to be a TRU exclusive and will be officially revealed at New York toy fair. He is very G1esque and looks great. The only thing that's kind of a bummer, is that the individual robots look a bit upscaled, like the upscaled cyberverse Beast Hunters deluxe figures.
But Devastator is an entirely new mold. He also has his own kind of combining ports as far as I could see.

Also, for the RID show, the Minicons will get a comeback. There was a version of Drift on show, which futures a shooting mechanism for the Minicons. Looks a lot like the Warrior class but is called deployers.

Also there were more platinum sets with G1 reissues/ repaints. One set with Blitzwing and Astrotrain, but with strange color schemes. BW was mostly red,while AT orange and white.
the second set includes Blaster and Perceptor Which seems mostly unchanged from their G1 style. Percy had a new accessory, that can fit on his back and looked like sine sort of missile launcher

I updated my post.

With upscaled I mean that they look like they were meant to be deluxe sized. Imagine the Cyberverse figures from Prime Beast Hunters which were upscaled to be deluxe class.

First Aid and Streetwise for Combined Wars were also there.
First Aid looks like he's going to get an Ironhide repaint, while Streetwise reminded me a lot on Beast Hunters Prowl.

I can't tell for sure,but I think Devastator forearms are part of the individual bots.

I only got a rather quick view on the box, but there www no mention it to be a TRU exclusive.
The Constructicons reminded me on the botmodes of the 3rd party Hercules.

First Aid was an entirely new mold, I think. He was glued to the shelf.

Movement on the individual bots looks normally.
Taking photo is very risky and we had to sign a NDA. After the leaked photos, Hasbro covered all the windows to prevent further leaking.
Also the booth was very crowded with employees.

As I said,they reminded me on the Hercules Constructicons.

For the price,I think the employedi mentionits is going to be 160 bucks

Sorry for the typos,I'm writing from my smartphone.

I attended a guided tour around the booth. I also saw new Nerf, Marvel legends and Jurassic World stuff

Devastator has indeed ankle movement. He looks quite massive and impressive in person. also he looks very stable.

First Aid was bit of a mix of Animated Ratchet and Universe Ironhide

I haven't read the comics, so I'm not sure about First Aid. I think I saw an axe,so possibly you're right about Rook.
Wave 2 was not shown,so I couldn't compare the two.

No Voyager figures besides wave 1.

The assumed First Aid was mainly white.RID warrio. Class was nothing new on the show.

Yes, bye spotting the big blob of glue looking out underneath the toy.

I need to clarify the TRU exclusive point. I'm not 100 percent sure if the employee means for the European market or if it was meant fire MP Bluestreak. You need to understand, that I was all about looking around,trying to spot and remember interesting details. So don't take that for a fact,that Devy is going to be a TRU exclusive until sine other attendee can confirm.

Streetwise was loose, so i took a little view from the bottom. Looks way more complex then the wave 1 stuff.

Could not catch the individual names, sorry.

Assumed First Aid was only in vehicle mode,but it reminded me on universe Ironhide, so it's not a fact that he'll get an Ironhide repaint. Only an assumption of mine.

I guess after the leaked photos,thwee have straighten the security at the booth,so don't expect more Pictures.

I would tend to compare it more with what it could be like to feed predators without any securing fence

No nothing. The only thing I know,is that there will be a CW Computron.

I think the chances for Predaking or Phiranhacon are pretty good

CW is said to last for more than just one year

It was a new mold. But in terms of style, less realistic than the Stunticons.

Nope

Unfortunately not

Streetwise wasnt glued to the shelf, so I had the chance to look unerneath. Entirely new Mold (I owned BH Smokescreen back then).
The assumed First Aids vehicle mode takes design elements of Animated Ratchet and Universe Ironhide, but Im 99% sure, that its a new mold.

Sometimes you just need to ask the right question to the right person

Thats why I made a new account. Fortunately, nobody at my work knows about my interest in actionfigures.

I can imagine that, yes.

Sorry, he was vehicle mode only.

Will post in the Toy Fair thread over at Toyark"
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Old 30th January 2015, 07:25 AM
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Not surprised by the Computron rumour

I'm trying to figure out what a red G1 Blitzwing and orange and white G1 Astrotrain could be about. Shattered Glass? New characters? Feels like there's something obvious I'm missing.
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Old 30th January 2015, 07:50 AM
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All sounds pretty exciting.

No mention of Trypticon though
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Those strange coloured Blitzwing and Astrotrain reissues have me stumped.
Could they possibly be just packaged test shot figures that Hasbro rushed so as to get them into Toyfair?
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Yay for Computron and Combiner Wars for 2016! First Aid sounds really good, being a new mould. Streetwise apparently is too, so that's pretty cool.

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Those strange coloured Blitzwing and Astrotrain reissues have me stumped.
Could they possibly be just packaged test shot figures that Hasbro rushed so as to get them into Toyfair?
That was my first thought. It may be, considering Blaster and Perceptor were in their regular colour schemes.
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Old 30th January 2015, 12:27 PM
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If all this is true then that's pretty interesting.
I'm glad it sounds like First Aid is a new mtmte-esque mold. Since it was sounding like he was going to be an off-road repaint from earlier rumours.
Defensor will hopefully be really good if everyone but blades is a new mold.

I'm honestly a little saddened that CW will stretch into 2016 though. I mean yeah, combiners are great but I was really hoping we'd get beast wars stuff next year. :/

As for the g1 stuff really got no idea what's going on with these new colour-schemes. Future year of the monkey stuff? Test shots?

And finally for Devi I'm happy with everything we've heard (I'd have preferred IDW designs with or without prowl and more complex voyagers but simple is probably better)

Knowing about this stuff ahead of time is a little depressing though since it ruins some of the fun of NYTF reveals next month . But oh well still can't wait to see them
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Those strange coloured Blitzwing and Astrotrain reissues have me stumped.
Year Of The Goat repaints?
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Old 30th January 2015, 02:28 PM
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I'm honestly a little saddened that CW will stretch into 2016 though. I mean yeah, combiners are great but I was really hoping we'd get beast wars stuff next year. :/
Not necessarily... if the claim that Predaking and Abominus are coming later, they would be in 2016, suggesting a beast theme for 2016 that could lead to additional Beast Wars homages (or just redecos) to go with the Gen1 beast combiners.
This is because there are only a set number of 2015 Combiner toys (16 Deluxe and 6 Voyager) and we know enough to rule out Predaking and Abominus this year.


But I wonder if Hasbro would consider having Beast Wars homage toys become combiners just to be able to release homage toys in the anniversary year. And would Beast Wars fans be willing to accept it if it was the only way to get those toys done. (a bit like a lot of Gen1 fans who have mostly despised the idea of combining Dinobots if they were ever done as a homage)
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It isn't like Beast Wars doesn't have its own combiners, though they're a bit different than the G1 ones.
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It isn't like Beast Wars doesn't have its own combiners, though they're a bit different than the G1 ones.
I know that, but I was suggesting a 5-part combiner that had five Beast Wars characters that were not combiners in the original cartoon or comics (or as original toys)... just to really see if it would rub up BW fans the wrong way.
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