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Hasbro has release two new adverts for Transformers toys with the first being for Titans Return and the 2nd for Robots In Disguise Combiner Force. You can watch the videos below
Thanks to the Facebook group Cybertron Philippines and Toy Kingdom, we are able share some more images of the Titans Return wave 4 figures in their packaging including Shuffler, Quake, Skyshadow, Krok and TopSpin.
We have recently released our SDCC 2016 Exclusive lines to general sale, as previously these were only available at the recent London Film and Comic Con. Please see our press release below. I am hoping that this news is of interest to you and that you would share this with your followers. If I can supply any further information, please feel free to reply to this email.
"We are proud to announce that after the success of London Film and Comic Con, A1 toys in association with Hasbro are now releasing the final stock available of our San Diego Comic Con 2016 Hasbro Exclusives.
Being collectors ourselves we share your excitement in this news and hope that everyone gets a chance to own one or all of these fantastic collectibles.
The SDCC 2016 Exclusives listed below are now available from www.a1toysexclusives.com or www.a1toys.com whilst stock last.
Star Wars 6" Black Series Obi Wan Kenobi that includes Princess Leia Hologram with light up and sound features.
Transformers Titans Returns Fortress Maximus.
My Little Pony Discord and Fluttershy twin pack.
Transformers Titans Returns 3 pack including Sentinel Prime, Charon (aka Brainwave) and Windblade.
We are also offering the much sought after SDCC 2015 Star Wars 6" Black Series First Order Stormtrooper again.
Once these are gone, they're gone!"
Thanks to Facebook user Loopaza Mega Store we can bring you three scanned pages from the latest issue of Figure King Magazine showing upcoming TakaraTomy products
RollOutRollCall have posted a new status over on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RollOutRoll...type=3&theater) announcing a giveaway competition on Friday 8th July in association with A1Toys, Hasbro Inc and SDCC where 2 lucky winners will win BOTH SDCC 2016 Transformers exclusives.
According to the announcement the winners will receive their items after the 24th July.
Be in with a chance to WIN the SDCC 2016 Hasbro Transformers Exclusives at Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show.
A special bonus treat on Friday 8th of July for TWO General Weekend, Energon, International Hero and Crossover Ticket attendees. An amazing Prize Draw, courtesy of A1 Toys. Each winner will receive two of the SDCC 2016 Hasbro Transformers Exclusives. Prizes will be dispatched after 24th of July (within UK, International shipping will cost extra). YOU MUST HAVE REGISTERED AND BE PRESENT TO WIN ON THE FRIDAY AT 10.15pm
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A plethora of new official Hasbro Inc Transformers Titans Return stock images have been posted online which include most of the first few waves in and out of their boxes. We have added the images into our Titans Returns folder which you can view after the jump
The Planet Iacon Facebook page has shared several images originating from the Weibo account of @GRAVE. These images show upcoming Titans Return figures. In this batch of leaked figures we have the following characters:
Most of these leaked figures are coming from internal color guides, with some images even still stating "design TBD".
You can view all of the images after the jump.
A little late but the Facebook page Planet Iacon have posted some scans from from the latest issues of Japanese Hobby Magazines which include some new upcoming products from Takara Tomy.
Next up is the new Transformers Titans Return figures. The images include Fortress Maximus, with Master Sword, as well as Legends figures LG21 through LG30.
Hasbro Inc have announced that Trypticon was the winner of their Titans Return Titan Class fan poll meaning that the giant Decepticon city-former will be made into a Titan Class figure and will be released in the Autumn / Fall of 2017
The Transformers Brand Team held a Google Hangout earlier this week in conjunction with Hunter PR and following on from the secret Hasbro UK retailer show where Hasbro revealed some new figures and marketing campaigns for the rest of 2015 and into 2016.
TFW2005, Seibertron, TFU.Info and BWTFs were amongst those invited to the event with TFW2005 publishing a nice summary of what was revealed and the questions that were raised.
The short version is as follows:
Fortress Maximus confirmed
Titan fan vote – Omega Supreme vs. Trypticon vs. Scorponok
G2 Bruticus boxset
Leader class Powermaster Optimus Prime
New Minicon type for RID
New product line – Alt-Modes
Read on to check out images and details!
Generations: Fortress Maximus Confirmed
Way back at Botcon 2015 we saw hints at Fortress Maximus via some artwork on display at the booth. Various rumors and leaks have surfaced since then, but now it’s official. Fortress Maximus is coming in 2016 in the Titan Class scale. He looks to be a heavy remold of Metroplex. Only artwork was shown, see the attached images below.
Vote for the next Titan Class Figure
Starting November 24th on the official Transformers Facebook Page (Facebook.com/Transformers), fans will be able to cast a vote for which of the following fan-favorite characters should be added to the line:
Starting on 11/20, fans will be treated to campaign-style posts featuring each of the three characters, leading up to the official voting post, which will go up on 11/24 at 1 pm EST. The vote will be active from 1:00 PM EST to 3:00 AM EST. Fans will be able to vote in the comments section of the post.
Additionally, this will be the first Transformers Fan Vote that will include fans from China. Chinese fans will be voting on WeChat, and their vote totals will be joined with the Facebook vote totals to determine the winner, whose identity will be shared with fans in the near future.
The winner is planned for release in Fall 2017.
Generations: G2 Bruticus Box Set Confirmed
Bruticus will also be getting the G2 treatment to go along with Menasor and Superion in boxset form. All the funky colors are present, and he will come with Shockwave, featuring his Actionmaster deco. No word on where he will be available, exclusive or not.
Generations: Leader Class Optimus Prime Confirmed
The second Leader figure to go along with Blaster in the Titans Returns line next year will be none other than Powermaster Optimus Prime. He comes with a Headmaster Apex, the Powermaster / Engine angle is not present, tho references to the old school figure’s gimmick is present in robot mode. He is a super heavy retool of Leader Class Ultra Magnus. He is also a triple changer with a base mode like Blaster.
Robots In Disguise: New Minicons and Deployers
RID will be getting several new offerings next year. Battle Packs which feature an almost-Warrior scale figure (between commander and warrior) and Minicon, with Energon like weapons and armor that then combine into a big super weapon. Drift and Overload get the Deployers treatment and interact with a new type of Minicon – Cyclones. We will also be getting a Minicon 4 Pack with Blizzard and Desert themes. Check all the pics below, waves and names are in the file names / captions. All due out in early 2016.
ALT-Modes: New Line
A new sub-line of Generations will be hitting called ALT-Modes which feature a tiny body and giant head, that does transform with a one step action. The giant head just rests on the tiny body / alt mod regardless of the mode. A mix of bobble heads, POP! and those Burger King Movie toys from a couple years ago. Looks to focus on G1 characters and should provide ample character shelf filler. These will be available via blind box.
We were able to ask some questions as well, here is a summary of what was asked and answered (paraphrased from audio recording):
TFW2005: Might there be a possibility of seeing some homages to other Transformers shows such as Beast Wars, the original Robots in Disguise, or Transformers Armada in the future?
Yes, nothing specific mentioned. Generations is a place to celebrate all versions of Transformers past, and they are aware of the anniversaries next year (86 Movie, Beast Wars, OGRID). Generations can be the place to celebrate those beyond the Titans Return story line.
TFW2005: Any characters the team would liked to have done but couldn’t for timing, cost, or other reasoning?
Answers swung into the Titans offered in the vote, all members mentioned one or the other. Biggest challenge long term is getting the figures they want to do in the proper scale.
We also slid in a strong request for Brave Max before asking our question.
TFW2005 – Takara Tomy Groove – any plans to bring him over?
Long pause, looks. Anything they do is up for grabs, they follow the chatter, nothing planned at the moment, they love Groove, keep an eye out.
BWTF – Most challenging piece to design out of all the ones you’ve shown.
RID – Weapon play, making them more than just a static weapon, the combining aspect.
Fort Max – size, weight, working with rest of line in base modes, layers upon layers of challenges.
ASM – How has switching from combiners to “Masters” / city modes changed the design process?
Dealing with base inter-connectivity, the miniature aspect of the characters, cockpit size across figures, being able to mine characters from late 80s. Head scale, went back and forth with Takara in relation to having them work across scales and figuring best size. Helmet gimmick addresses them being used on multiple class figures.
Seibertron – Repaint opportunities – Metrotitan, Black Zarak if Scorponok is done, etc.
Definitely possible, either from past lore or even current IDW series as there are Titans out there who haven’t been discovered yet. None yet planned. Metrotitan was talked about already and may be looked at in future.
Seibertron – Decision to not do Powermasters properly, the engine master etc?
Lots of “Masters” types in 80s. Wanted to make sure new fans could understand and they wanted to utilize a universal system in these new toys.
TRV – Any plans for more Masterpiece Decepticons?
Nothing that can be revealed at this time.
TFU – RID – Minicons on Auto / Decepticon sprue in slides?
Slides were reversed, Autobots will come on Autobot sprues, and vice versa, at retail.
BWTF – Are the RID armored Prime / Sideswipe Warrior class?
Little smaller, tried to keep articulation, comparable to old Commander, little bigger. Warrior style figure with the transforming weapons. Can hold (a pose) with weapon regardless of how big the weapon is.
TRV – CybertronCon – re-branding for Botcon or something else?
Hasbro looks to protect their trademarks as aggressively as they can – toys, characters or events around the world. Wanted to make sure it was protected in Asia. Committed to providing a fan experience around the world going forward, including Botcon 2016.
Seibertron – Overlord please. Can’t do PM OP without Overlord.
Laughs around the panel.
TFU – Victory Hill – will it affect Botcon?
Goal is to provide experience in all different forms. Children’s museum, traveling exhibits in Latin America, Casino stuff, Animatronic tour. It is not a fan convention, it’s an installment as seen with their other offerings for Avengers. Don’t see it replacing a fan convention, different experience.
TRV – Any more word on Machinima plans?
Nothing to announce at the moment. Machinima team is great, really understand Transformers. Should see a cross over with the toys and vice versa.
Statement from Jerry Jivoin – leaving main team, becoming head of marketing for Hasbro Italy, wants to say thanks to all the fans he’s met at the Conventions, excited for the brand and believes it’s in good hands.
Thanks to Weibo user zmultiplier the first images of Titan Returns Powermaster Optimus Prime have now been posted online albeit as very small images.
We have found some new Transformers related trademarks filed with the USPTO by Hasbro Inc. The trademarks are:
You can view all of the details of these and other trademarks within our exclusive Trademark Application area of the website which features trademark applications from 1984 through until the present day.