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Old 20th March 2009, 06:39 PM
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Default AUS ToyFair TFs details... now all in a new topic.

UPDATE (23 March) - full wrap-up can be found here - http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=3852

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Circumstances prevented me from being able to get the photos onto my server so far, and depending on how late I'm out tonight, and what access I have to internet tonight, I'll try to upload the photos and post them and the details here. Sorry about that peoples. THe big one has already been revealed by Linthart (Leader sized Jetfire), but there was at least a couple other new things, but nothing else in the main line. We saw a prototype Battler/Stomper/thingy for Devastator (it's behind Optimus in one of Linthart's photos), plus, the Bumble Spud, Mr Potatoe Head.

Their display for Transformers was mostly Movie stuff, and a very small selection at that. THeir Animated, Universe and Crossover TFs were all toys that have already been release, or are already known, because they soon will be released.

Heaps of licensed merchandise was there as well.

Oh, and Season 3 of Animated will not be screening here until Spring-ish (after the movie season).
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Old 21st March 2009, 03:29 PM
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Okay, I lost a two hour post I did this morning, and don't have time right now, so will expand this later tonight when I get home.
THis is just some quick links n pics, because I promised them last night... Sorry.

Devastator (here in Nov for AU$150-155 - this is just a prototype here)




Power Bots Bumblebee, Devastator and Optimus (combined with Jetfire).
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The main display.
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RPMs (Robot Powered Machines)




Remote Controlled Car.


Bumble Spud




Red Rooster Toys in June-July.
Preview Figures 15th May.
Universe stops in May for the Movie toys.
Mighty Muggs will have Movie characters, which could be why the 3rd wave looked cancelled - those Gen1 figures might be pushed back until after the movie.
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Need more info on the rc car and whatever that thing next to the boxed bumblebee head is.

I really hope that prototype is nowhere representable of the final figure. Ewwww. Killer laughing clown of creepy wallet doom.
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Old 21st March 2009, 09:22 PM
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The Power Bots Devastator has the most boring paint job ever.
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Old 21st March 2009, 09:31 PM
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Kyle:
Both Devestator toys were unpainted prototypes.

MV75:
Next to the Bumblebee helmet was an arm 'blaster'. It has light & sound gimmicks.
The RC car had no bells or whistles that I can recall.
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Old 21st March 2009, 09:43 PM
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So the $150 version, the only difference between it and release is the paintjob? Man it's horrible for such a price.

So the blaster doesn't shoot nerf balls?

And what about the logo on the rc car? Looks like a button, and headlights light up?
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Old 21st March 2009, 10:06 PM
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I'm sure paint will do wonders for Devestator.
BTW, its not easy to see, but Devestator was being held up with fishing wire.
Hopefully, stability is only an issue in the prototype, as it's quite a heavy toy.
The 'mouth' opening gimmick is kinda cool though.

The blaster doesn't shoot anything.

I was quite impressed with leader Optimus Prime. I didn't get to transform it, but it looked quite intricate.

The gravity bots are quite fun, and the battle chargers are nice for what they are (improved bumper battlers).
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Ah well, sounds like a well worn prototype then. I think a real production one should have been used, but I can also wait to finally decide by waiting to see the final toy.

Hopefully they'll also make a nerf blaster. Actually, they should make a nerf blaster, as those are much more fun than a light/sound gun.

Gravity bot? What?
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Gravity Bots are for much younger kids. Auto-transform with gravity.
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They have already compromised much by not giving the individual parts robot modes so there is nothing holding them back from getting the final release right as a good toy.
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