Our team are at New York Comic Con 2017, where Hasbro have their Power of the Primes lineup on show. Here for your viewing pleasure, we have:
- Power of the Primes Terrorcons: Hun-Grrr, Rippersnapper, Blot / Blight, Cutthroat / Windrazor, and Sinnertwin / Twinstrike
- Power of the Primes Dinobot combiner Volcanicus
- Prime Masters Metalhawk, Landmine and Submarauder
- Legends class Windcharger and Skrapnel aka Shrapnel
- Leader class Rodimus Unicronus aka Black Rodimus Prime aka Shattered Glass Rodimus Prime
Yes, Shattered Glass lives on in Power of the Primes, with Rodimus Unicronus sporting the black and silver with purple flames look that the old Botcon exclusive used. The smaller robot looks more like a black version of Hot Rod, but the larger Rodimus Prime figure gets a new head sculpt, with a visor and a beard – reflecting the original character’s “street tough” persona. The Terrorcons look sharp, shown here as painted prototypes, with a very faithful to Generation 1 look – Cutthroat and Blot, or whatever they’re being called this outing, look particularly good. Skrapnel is looking to be a straight re-release of the 2013 toy, while Windcharger’s third Legends class outing is quite probably the most faithful to the original Generation 1 look yet, although his head looks a bit flat and his torso seems a bit long. Windcharger and the reissued Shrapnel’s collector cards are shown, indicating that part of the line’s gimmick will be that the collector cards will show which of the Primes individual bots are aligned with. Windcharger, for example, is of Liege Maximo’s line, while Shrapnel is of Onyx’s.
Also: in the back of the display, you can see Predaking’s wings, and they look nicely detailed with the possibility of hinging to let them flap. We can also see the box of Grotusque, which confirms the bot himself as an Autobot, so we think either the description of his Headmaster as a Decepticon is wrong, or Grotusque is such a rough, tough guy that he beat up some Decepticon and forced him to be his head. You decide!