TFW2005 is live in San Diego for the SDCC 2014 Transformers Panel! Check the box below for live coverage of the panel as it’s happening, and keep an eye on this story (LINK) for incoming pictures. Refresh every couple minutes for new ones!
Keep in mind this is all dependent on technology working, signals being available, and being allowed to do so. If we can, we will below. Panel starts at 11AM Pacific. Stay tuned!
Read on for the full script of our coverage, and lots of pics!
Key points –
Generations 2014 theme is Combiner Wars. Deluxes form limbs, Voyagers form torsos – everyone combines. That includes the new Voyager Optimus Prime, plus the other two Voyagers, Silverbolt and Motormaster. All four smaller Stunticons and Aerialbots – some with updated names / designs – are coming out in the first two waves of the new line. The Legends, like Powerglide, will interact with the combiners – Powerglide forms up as a gun for Superion for example. Combining is universal though so you can mix and match at will. The theme will tie in to the IDW comics.
Robots in Disguise (2015 cartoon) is getting a toyline, with One Step Changers, Legion / Legends and Warrior / Deluxe class toys confirmed. The show will be revisiting some of the Transformers Prime cast, but not until season 2.
Age of Extinction Slog will get a Generation 1 themed deco as an Amazon exclusive.
Walmart will get an Age of Extinction scene pack, Bumblebee VS Stinger. 10:53 Welcome to the TFW2005 coverage of the Hasbro panel. I am your host, retired admin Kickback, back for one day only. How’d everyone like those combiners? They look SWEET in person.
10:55 Combiner limbs are deluxes. Torso is voyager.
10:56 They didn’t share much details at the event this morning but said more info at the panel.
10:57 I will do my best to get the info up as it happens. Hasbro likes to troll me by doing things fast.
10:57 Also – watched a minute clip of the new cartoon. Best way I can describe it is Prime meets Animated.
10:58 We have a 3 man team to get pictures up from panel in real time. No ability for us to ask questions. We can bug them at their booth later but no guarantees!
10:58 FYI – panel begins in 2 minutes.
10:59 Please check our other sites for updates as we have busted our butts. Toyark.com Hisstank.com and Tokunation.com
11:00 Deefuzz is here with me as is Den-O from TokuNation.com
11:01 Bad connections
11:01 Sorry! Panel starting.
11:03 Panel – Jerry, Sarah, Shawn, from Hasbro and John Barber.
11:03 Jeff Kline is here too.
11:03 Hasbro loves Transformers fans.
11:03 (they made us say it)
11:04 Speaking about licenses. Clothing, random stuff.
11:05 Mobile apps and games discussion.
11:05 Rise of the Dark Spark video game and Transformers Universe talking points.
11:06 three groups – pre school, kid, fan
11:07 Rescue bots – bigger bots 22″ and 12″.
11:08 Hero mashers. showing stuff we already have out
11:08 battle masters. again, nothing new
11:08 Angry Bird Transformers now
11:08 Transformers Telepods, Jenga
11:09 Kreo now
11:09 Nov 2014 Prime Bumblebee Starscream and Grimlock
11:09 showing kreo sdcc exclusive.
11:10 Jenga is not the classic Jenga game sadly.
11:10 Talking movie toys. again, quick talking points nothing new.
11:11 demoing stomp n chomp grimlock
11:11 construct bots. movie dinobots. again all stuff seen.
11:11 Movie Generations now
11:12 Talking numbers how many collector targeted items over the last few years
11:12 Movie exclusives.
11:13 Walmart Bumblebee and Stinger scene pack. pre-orders available at show
11:13 PLatinum edition silver optimus prime at target
11:13 Target – AoE exctioncion pack
11:13 kmart – platinum grimlock and prime.
11:13 FE movie Prime on Amazon. again, all this is already known.
11:14 MP Grimlock – working to get more out soon.
11:14 MP Sunstorm and MP Prowl at TRU.
11:14 Thrilling 30 stuff now
11:15 Showing Arcee.
11:15 (again none of this stuff is new)
11:15 Talking SDCC exclusives now.
11:16 Amazon Slug G1 colors
11:16 Sorry Slog. the 5th dino. amazon exclusive. g1 colors.
11:16 pre-orders open soon
11:17 Talking Knights of Unicron now.
11:17 Slog matches SDCC set.
11:17 Knights of Unicron – just wanted to have fun. Aware of the love and hate for it.
11:18 Talking about Kirk Hammett guitar give away. Hasbro giving away free Till All Are One CD at the show.
11:19 Kirk Hammett will be here Friday to take pics with winners and sign for free.
11:19 New Generations now 2015
11:19 Playing a video of sneak peak.
11:20 Superion and Menasor shown.
11:20 “Combiner Wars”
11:20 Individual aerialbots look AMAZING
11:20 Combiners 100% interchangable
11:21 All new story theme aross generations
11:21 TIED IN WITH IDW PUBLISHING
11:22 Artwork has Superion and Menasor towering over Prime, Megatron, Windblade, and Starscream
11:22 New combiners different combining system than FoC. (ie they don’t suck:P)
11:24 Aerialbots look amazing. Silverbolt looks 100% G1
11:24 Deluxes look super posable and G1
11:25 Superion teased as 6 bots (Powerglide forms the gun)
11:25 Superion is the first release
11:25 Legends wave 1
11:25 (all legends releases have collector cards)
11:26 Deluxe wave 1
11:26 Alpha Bravo (slingshot)
11:26 Wave 2
11:26 Air Raid
11:26 Dead End
11:27 Offroad (Wildrider) … hes an off road truck
11:27 every deluxe comes with a comic that has exclusive cover to that character
11:27 Voyager wave 1
11:28 Silverbolt. (sooooo nice)
11:28 Voyagers have collector cards too
11:28 Optimus Prime
11:28 OOPTIMUS PRIME COMBINER
11:28 Artwork with him with Aerialbots AND Stunticons.
11:28 Not part of history or lore but wanted to have fun.
11:28 Wave 2 – Motormaster. HE LOOKS INCREDIBLE
11:28 amazing repaint/retool
11:29 They tease more to come.
11:29 The entire them of 2015 is combiner wars. Deluxes and voyagers will all be combinable in 2015.
11:30 Now Transformers RObots in Disguise
11:31 Wait I lied, first Rescue Bots
11:31 Dinobots appearing in Rescue Bots.
11:32 Optimus Prime becomes Grimlock.
11:32 Current cast of Autobots become the DInobots in Rescue Bots.
11:32 Optimus Prime is a trex. Bulkhead or whatever the green dude is becomes the triceratops, helicopter dude becomes swoop bot thing…ya
11:33 Sorry, I don’t know that stuff 🙂 pics on the front page.
11:33 RiD previe wnow
11:34 It is in continuity to Prime, but not IMMEDIATELY after Prime.
11:34 Core creative team of Prime is the same team for RiD
11:34 same animation studio (polygon)
11:35 It is a 2D3D hybrid.
11:35 preview clip now
11:36 Music they’re playing for preview is very dubstep techno
11:36 new human character
11:36 Showing Sideswipe transformation
11:36 Showing the Dinobot in the show
11:36 But was very brief, a second or two. Dinobot looks to be goofy-ish
11:37 It’s 3D and 2D hybrid. Best way to describe it is a cross of Prime and Animated.
11:37 RiD will have more humor.
11:37 “Adventure and fun” … early 2015 air date
11:37 More reveals over the next couple of months.
11:38 MItchell Woodfield is the voice of Fixit
11:38 RiD toys now
11:38 Wave one one step changer sideswipe
11:38 Underbite is the dinobot. one step changer shown
11:38 Underbite is a Decepticon
11:39 “LOTS of Decepticons in this show”
11:39 Legion w ave 1
11:39 Strongarm (main female autobot police vehicle character)
11:39 Optimus Prime (has a trailer)
11:39 Warriors wave 1
11:40 Bumblebee (looks not too bad, has a blue sword)
11:40 Warriors = deluxe
11:40 Legion = LEgend
11:40 Strongarm is the police like rookie character and is female
11:41 reveals over
11:41 Q&A starting. will let you know if anything cool happens.
11:42 I missed what Strongarm turned in to. pic will be up in a couple minutes
11:42 MP BW DInobot? No plans
11:43 Plans to revisit old Prime cast in RID cartoon.
11:43 But not till season 2
Comment From Guest
Are all the Generations assortments combiners?
11:45 That’s what they are implying.
11:45 Panel over we gotta jet! More as we can get it. THANK YOU GUYS