06-27-2010, 04:30 PM
Round-up of the Hasbro designers panel from Botcon 2010
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Here is a round up of what was said during the Hasbro designer panel at Botcon 2010.
The Hasbro team on the panel were Eric Seibenhaler, Bill Rawley, Joe Kline, Lenny Kanziga, Chris Oliverie and Lenny Panzica. With the last two being new members of the team. Joining them from Takara-Tomy was Mr Yake.
G1 Legends Optimus Prime, Starscream, Prowl and Megatron (gun), all with rubsigns. Megatron can be held by Starscream
Scout Class Windcharger with flip out magnet weapons
Darkmount recoloured as Skullgrin with a new ram skull head.
Deluxe class Scourge (white stealth jet)
War For Cybertron Cliffjumper
Generations. Tunderwing (deluxe), Tracks (deluxe with three modes), Mindset (Hailstorm remould with nerw head), Jazz (with speakers), Perceptor (transforms into a truck based on TF Animated). Perceptor recolour with new head to be Reflector. Grappel also shown as is Inferno with a new head. Highbrow, Lugnut (new mold based on a WWII Bomder)
Voyager Class Fallen
Powercore combiners Heavytread with Groundspike. Skyhammer with Airlift. 5-pack Constructicons. Dinobot set with the body being a Styracosaurus but in Slag's colour scheme.
They talked about some new story ideas / concepts they are working on, showing original 13 AlphaTrion. Alpha Trion is shown holding a book and quil, and basically is a scribe recording events and knowledge.
Liege Maximo is the second with a Greek Mythology based design
Vector Prime is the third. He is described as a time/space warrior with golden armour
Prima is the fourth, the first of the Primes. A warrior of the light, he is all white with a broadsword
Megatronus if the fifth, a blakc and red robot with a fusion cannon. He's head is based on the Decepticon symbol. He sets himself on fire and becomes known as The Fallen.
Battle Ops Bumblebee comes with an easter egg. If you keep operating the sounds he plays the G1 theme.
Transformers Prime. Eric is designing Bulkhead for the show. There will be a new Kup coming. They want to dso more humans and cassettes.
After Dinobot being voted in to the Hall of Fame, Hasbro would now like to re-vist Beast Wars.
No plans at the moment for War For Cybertron Trypticon or Omega Supreme.
No chance of new toys for Japanese Animated release as the tools no longer exist.
On Airachnid Aaron said to wait and see, that they copyright a lot of names but people will find out in time.
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