It’s the time of year once again where Hasbro lifts the veil on what is in store for 2015! Our team is on site at Toy Fair 2015 in New York to bring you news of what is coming your way in the Transformers world throughout 2015!
After the break, view our coverage of Hasbro’s Toy Fair 2015 panel! Refresh for the latest additions to our reporting. [13:10] This is a full panel for all of Hasbro’s brands, so we’ve got a few other presentations to sit through before we get to Transformers. First up is Marvel, with an assortment of Marvel Legends and other releases.
[13:21] Still with us? Hasbro is talking about Spider-Man right now.
[13:30] Jurassic World up next. Me Grimlock say Dinobots superior, dinosaurs inferior!
[13:36] Star Wars is up next. The Force is strong with this one. (These are not the droids you are looking for – Mechafire)
[13:45] Furby Chewbacca – Furbacca – hums the Imperial March. We’re not making this up.
[13:45] And now – the Transformers!
[13:46] Hasbro loves Transformers fans, and is saying it with a Shockwave valentine.
[13:47] Rescue Bots up first. Showing a clip with NEW RECRUITS.
[13:48] New recruits are Salvage, Blurr, and High Tide
[13:48] On to Robots in Disguise. Showing a clip we’ve already seen. Bumblebee in Optimus’ shadow.
[13:49] The Robots in Disguise premiere on 14 March will be the first two episodes.
[13:50] Talking about the Robots in Disguise app. A McDonalds promotion was also discussed briefly.
[13:51] On to the toys! One Steps, we’ve seen already.
Legion Wave 3, Underbite, Fixit.
Drift, Fracture and Thunderhoof One Steps
Sideswipe and Jazz Warriors. Jazz looks good. Very G1.
Slipstream and Jetstorm Minicons for Drift. Beast Box is one of the other ones coming.
3-Step Changer Steeljaw
[13:53] The Mini-Con single packs feature clear, removable peg armors. The Deployers, Drift and Fracture, were shown.
Showed off the Mega Optimus and the Super Bumblebee “biggest Bumblebee ever”. Mega Optimus can attach a load of Mini-Cons – around 10.
[13:54] On to the Combiner Wars!
Kicking off with hype for the books, issues 40 and 41 of Transformers with Defensor and Devastator covers. Bit of discussion on the Fan-Built Combiner poll too.
[13:56] Hasbro rep wonders if they could do an all-female combiner?
[13:57] Defensor confirmed.
[13:58] Combiner Wars Legends Wave 3 has the Warpath from Megatron retool, blue Powerglide “Viper” (who is based on the G.I. Joe Cobra Rattler), and the Legends class Groove! Groove forms the chest of Defensor.
Deluxes, Blades is confirmed as an Alpha Bravo redeco. New head.
Rook and Streetwise were also shown. Rook is a SWAT truck, he’s white
[13:59] Deluxe First Aid shown, he’s a jeep
[14:00] voyager Wave 3, Cyclonus and Hot Spot. Cyclonus in combined mode has Galvatron’s head. Cyclonus is a retool of Silverbolt. Hot Spot looks vaguely like Onslaught, so possible retool potential there.
Leader class Magnus shown. Leader Wave 3 release, IDW look.
[14:01] MINIMUS AMBUS comes with Leader Ultra Magnus. Is in the chest. Can transform on his own, into a car. Not needed for the main transformation – he’s small, like a Mini-con
[14:02] Hyping Devastator now. Showing some G1 clips.
[14:03] New Devastator is big. Like, Scrapper on his own bigger than original G1 Devastator big.
[14:04] All six Constructicons present. Hook, Long Haul, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, Mixmaster, Scrapper. Limb connectors are their individual guns. All six look great, seem to have knees, elbows etc, and vehicles all look as they should. Looks structurally like their G1 counterparts with some upgraded proportions and articulation.
[14:05] That’s all for Transformers. Next up – TFW2005 site owner Tony_Bacala is emasculated by sitting through a My Little Pony presentation. Then pics from the showroom.