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  1. General Tekno

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    HASBRO design panel, TFW2005 coverage by fosterlager. Sol says hi! :lol 

    Yes, the big new panel reveal for 25th Anniversary was Armada Hot Shot & Jolt!
    -new deluxe mold in the works
    -about a year out
    -same height as Movie CC Bumblebee,
    -clear windows
    -no axle cannon
    -looks more like Cybertron Defense Hot Shot proportions
    -forearm missile launchers like Cybertron Hot Shot had
    -Minicon ports? yes


    Slide presentation summary
    -Animated Starscream redecos: thought about far in advance
    -Animated Soundwave sheet from Cartoon Network, day colors, and a color guide
    -Animated Blitzwing concept, from 2005! Eric pushed for the different faces even that far back, shows the name Hero, working name before Animated
    -Angry Archer, CN-created homage, AA asked for robotic left hand
    -Wreckage, movie created rendering, originally called Stryker. Bill: changed up to snow camo, also shown a color guide
    -Longarm, based on movie reference photo, changed to Orson’s Towing :wink: 
    -Movie Salvage, based on Sanford and Son’s truck!
    -Alternators license plates, based on real plates, including Megatron, which was indeed planned as a Cadillac
    -Armada Jetfire based on Bay’s shuttle on Armageddon
    -Universe Silverbolt, BOLT-25 based on 25th Anniversary
    -GALV-25, same thing
    -Universe Ironhide, Oregon plate
    -Universe Storm Cloud, like Powerglide, an upgrade of a smaller toy
    -Classic Starscream, modernizing with more of an air show color scheme
    -Classic Mirage, plasma injection energy, uses symbol for Pi. And he likes pie.
    -Decepticon Air Command logo from Movie G1 Starscream based on Philippine Air Force logo
    -Classics Megatron color guide, to show how hard it is to make weaponry, had to send color guide to Legal
    -Perceptor Animated, Cartoon Network sheet, dated April 08, looks like the soonest we’d see him is Season 3. Perceptor does not mass shift, but they were not at liberty to say what he will turn into
    -Universe Acid Storm, green seeker from G1 with modern camo look
    -Universe Silverstreak, Prowl redesigned with different panel

    Q&A session highlights:
    -Ironhide will have blade/gatling gun weapon that snaps-on to fist
    -No plans for Sixshot, due to legalities of weapon mode
    -Fracture is Crasher from Go-Bots, and will be female, Crasher didn’t clear as a name
    -Alternator Hummer, logistically hit a lot of roadblocks and movie came up to shelve the line
    -Reissues are going to be rare moving forward for Hasbro
    -Universe Cosmos? We are trying, should have something to show next year
    -Masterpiece Grimlock, on short list, it’s a matter of when market will bear it, it’s an anomaly product and hard to get out affordably and en masse
    -Designers were pushing for Galvatron to be larger but were told too many large tanks have been made
     
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  2. Lumpy

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    25th anniversary hotshot? as in armada hotshot? and thats the surprise figure?

    FAIL
     
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    Hot SHOT =P
    Gah. I can deal with that.
    DN
     
  4. General Tekno

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    Technically, it IS a surprise.

    I didn't see that coming.

    And I can now accurately predict at least ONE of the strips for Shortpacked this week.
     
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    This post fails. Hot shot is WIN if done correctly. Think of it, a good Armada Hotshot figure with an improved vehicle mode (they at least gave him a rear window) and a mini-con? WIN.


    And I doubt he's the "surprise figure" they were going to announce.
     
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    i'm all for a better hotshot figure...but he's not exactly 25th anniversary material to me...but i guess they are covering all 25 years...

    and if its a new figure...at first it sounded like a repaint...but if its a new mold, it could be really cool...
     
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    Never had a Hot Shot figure. (Unless you count the Excellion LOC from Cybertron).

    But a well-made one would be pretty good.
     
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    He is, at least that's what TFormers says.
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

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    They just kinda confirmed he was :/
    DN
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing it.
     
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    Aww.. No Ultra Magnus for the universe line right now. I was hoping a for a remake of RID Magnus, Oh well we're getting the best Ultra Magnus in animated anyway.
     
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    Hence my doubt. Still, I'm not dissapointed. I've always liked Armada Hot shot's original toy to a degree and maybe as a bonus they'll throw in a little can of jAam for him.
     
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    Hot Rod/Shot was my first armada toy.
    I've alway liked him, but I've lost his projectile for his avelzooka.

    Hey since we've got Cheetor and Hot Shot in the 25 anniversary line, maybe we'll get Nightscream also. Har har.
     
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    25th Hot Shot...okay didn't see that one coming, but I guess any improvement on his turd of an original toy is plus I guess.
     
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    I'm really curious to see how Jolt will turn out.
     
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    Universe Cosmos in the works!

    Animated Perceptor will have his shoulder cannon/microscope thing but they didn't say what he turns into.
     
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    Woo! They're STILL trying to do Cosmos for Universe!!!

    Go Hasbro!
     
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    hotshot huh ..... Here's to hoping takara dose something even better
     
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    Er, what..

    "+ Galvatron was so small because the designer was told that they already had so many tanks in the larger scale so they had to do the smaller version."


    ... tanks are supposed to be big! *despair*
     

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