The TFW2005 team is at the Hasbro Transformers Generations Toy Panel at San Diego Comic Con 2023. Stay tuned to this space as we will be updating the story in real time with notes and images of the event.
Read on to check out the gallery, notes, and the panel’s Q&A!
Host – Flint Dille
40 years Flint coming to Comic-Con
Next year 40th year of Transformers
Studio Series Terrorcon Novakane (Freezer with new colors)
Can also turn into blaster, turret mode
Works w/ Scourge
SS Noah Diaz Exo-Suit
SS Nightbird – officially licensed Nissan
SS 86 Frenzy – red – cue the debates
SS 86 Ratchet – new “Autobot sign of life” instead of traditional logo
SS Ultra Magnus – first official Commander class SS
Iconic exploded scene – you can rip his limbs off.
Designed by Tomo-San from TakaraTomy
Spring loaded chest – courtesy of Tomo-San
Amazing range of movement
All fingers articulate
Can point, hold Matrix
Missiles are separate.
Has Omega Supreme blast effects
(You can recreate a deleted scene in the movie)
Can stick 3 Deluxe cars including tracks in there plus 1 core
No white Optimus in this Ultra Magnus, meant to represent movie more.
Animation accurate blaster.
Not Springer’s blaster
Emergency shuttle blaster included, can store on the truck.
Same standard size matrix released with other products
Unique connection joint – only ultra Magnus can pull trailer, no optimus
Hijima-San is present in audience along with other Takara guests
~45 years working on Transformers
When can you preorder – whole wave in August.
Amazon Exclusive pack
Barricade, Starscream, Megatron, Decepticon Blackout
Available to preorder tomorrow.
Pulsecon PowerLinx Hot Shot w/ MiniCon Jolt.
Leader Toxitron – start of the Toxitron capsule
Leader G2 Grimlock – Fantastically 90s, hurts your eyes to look at
Deluxe G2 Jazz
G2 (Watermelon) Mirage
G2 Sideswipe – Sunset graphic in the side
Deluxe Towline – Target exclusive
(Beautiful colors from a franchise we won’t mention)
Deadeye Dual 2-pack
Kaskade and Javelin
Evan and Shu-San worked on it
“Sniper-Blaster 2 pack”
Vs screen packaging like a videogame, indicate opposite sides of the war
Completes the trio that was incomplete which gave Evan OCD
Leader Galaxy Prime
Partial off Galaxy Force Optimus
Gave new wings, head, chest
Used Transformers Devastation model as the base
Walgreens exclusive in the US
Canada will have him next month
Menasor Combiner Gift Pack
Hasbro Pulse exclusive
G1 Toy colors
Retro gift set packaging, with tech specs on the back
Shattered Glass 2-pack
Sideswipe & Whisper
Available on Saturday.
How many Autobots were originally slated to die in the 86 movie – all of them (intermediate script).
Who sang the touch in the acoustic version in the Transformers promo stop motion video – Stan Bush.
What other toy franchise was John Machita a spokesman for back in the 80s. – Micromachines.
Episode Almost Human – who was the real identity of Old Snake – Cobra Commander.
Who were Marissa Faireborne’s parents – Flint and Lady Jaye from GI Joe.
What character in the movie was based on a person with the same name – Daniel.
Who was the only character to cross from Transformers to GI Joe to GEM Inhumanoids – Hector Ramirez.
Lost Transformers movie script named – Secrets of Cybertron.
Had another episode in the pipeline where a Zombie Optimus was planned to die again – Dark awakening.
Who was the only Transformers to switch from Decepticon to Autobot in G1 – Skyfire.
In what Show did the G2 unreleased designs get released – Tokyo Toy Fair.
What character from the G1 is kind of a licensed Porsche that’s unlicensed – Jazz.
At the beginning of the 86 movie, which 4 characters died on the ship – Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet, Ironhide.
Of the 5 Dinobots. – which Dino didn’t appear in the movie except for two scenes they put him in – Snarl.
SS Transit? Maybe.
Earth mode Hound? Eventually.
Reactivate game toy line – new series or SS Gamer? Info coming soon.
SS86 Gears? Possible. “Nothing off the table”.
Rerelease Runamuck/Runabout? We will talk.
Aerialbots, Technobots? Eventually.
Retool Evolution Axelgrease into Lockdown? “No comment”.
More beasts? More beasts.
Another movie? Maybe.
ROTB Scourge meant to be a Prime? First design was RID Scourge with a Decepticon mask. Hasbro said no that’s Tarn so things changed over development.
Last few years, photo degradation on exclusive items. Any remedy in store on production change? Talk to customer support when there are product issues.
Misc talk about how to get a job at Hasbro.
Make any new Nemesis Primes? Another at some point. Maybe a new SG Optimus Prime since that wasn’t capsule and was Gen Selects.
Powermaster Optimus Prime? Entirely possible because its Optimus Prime. With Apex Armor? Oh yeah possibly.
Titan Class Axalon? Entirely possible.