TFW2005 is live at NYCC 2014 and will be covering the Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise panel! It starts at 4 PM Eastern and should focus on the new show and toys. We will update this post throughout the panel with text updates. We will also update periodically with photos if they are allowed. Refresh gently every 5 minutes or so 🙂
Photos now online!
Stay tuned, be back in a bit! 4:02 The panel kicks off with the recent new Youtube promo and an introduction to the voice actors of the new series – the voices of Grimlock, Bumblebee, Fixit and Strongarm.
4:03 the roll-call continues with the rest of the crew including the Hasbro Studios Execs
4:04 Jeff Kline explains what the show is about
4:07 The voice actors jump in with their stories of hijinx during recording. Sounds like a lot of fun behind the scenes.
4:07 Jeff Kline: this will be a lighter, brighter Transformers. A lighter tone to the show
4:10 Hasbro Studios wanted to mix it up with some new characters this time round.
4:11 The VAs jump in again, and everyone gives props to Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime
4:14 The VAs are chatting about random experiences (random jokes and stuff). Cast are all fans
4:17 Constance Zimmer (Strongarm) describes the relationship of the main cast as like “working with five brothers”
4:19 Zimmer likes to get into the role, likes to get physical so the rest have to keep their distance
4:19 Strongarm is described as “strong, sarcastic and funny”, and not fitting into your typical gender role
4:20 There will be a lot of tension between Strongarm and Sideswipe
4:24 Producer Adam Beechen says he most enjoys working with new characters, the all-new additions to the franchise
4:24 Fixit is the custodian of a prison ship that goes down on Earth freeing the Decepticons. He’s the guy who fills in who the Decepticons are and he’s the comic relief character
4:25 Fixit is too weak to go into the field, but it’s teased that this might change later in season 1
4:26 Showing a video now. Tony B is on pics
4:31 Two humans in this show, Denny and Russell. Denny runs a scrapyard, Russell is his son but hasn’t lived with him for years. Apparently Denny also collects junk
4:33 Sideswipe will sport a facemask when he goes into battle
4:34 video clip shows off some of the humor. Animation is 3D CGI on painted backgrounds
4:36 Another clip now, showing the lobster Decepticon, Bisk. He makes a reference to the Konami code while fighting the Autobots
4:37 “Up, down, up, down, left, right, claw, CLAW!”
4:40 Opening up to Q&A. Grimlock is apparently fighting with Bumblebee for leadership “every episode”
4:42 Grimlock was a prisoner on the Decepticon prison ship, but he ended up joining forces with Bumblebee. Bit of a different backstory to the Dinobot there.
4:43 Grimlock also speaks normally – no broken English or random guttural growls
4:44 The Decepticons all have their own motives. Some are just happy to be free. Some want off of Earth. Some have bigger plans…
4:45 We’ll apparently be seeing more of Optimus in this series – sounds like he’s not staying a ghost forever.
4:48 We’re not going to see Scraplets, but there might be some other Minicons around. Fixit has a few friends who might show up…
That’s the end of the panel! Keep it TFW for more news, and thank you for following along with us!