News from the Toy Fare 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany

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  1. Philister

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    My wife and I visited the Nuremberg Toyfare today and I went by the Hasbro booth to look at the Transformers. Here's what I saw.

    The RPMs line seems to a major success and there'll be lots of new products there. Apart from at least a dozen new RPM cars I've seen, there is a new race track / play set, titled "Bumblebee's Battle Track".

    Additionally a new RPM subline called "Stealth Force" was introduced. This line consists of Voyager- and Deluxe-sized vehicles. They can't transform into robots, but they do electronically fold out weapons and other technical knick-knacks. Optimus Prime and Megatron come in Voyager-size, Bumblebee in Deluxe size.

    Finally, the RPM line is rounded out by a new Bumblebee car, a remote controlled one this time. Size-wise it's somewhere between Ultimate Battle BB and Human Alliance BB.

    Among the "real" Transformers we saw Leader Starscream (in the new orange packaging), Seaspray and Power Core Combiner Huffer, all old news. What I hadn't seen so far, though, were the following:
    - Scout class figure Hubcap, who transforms into a red muscle car
    - Scout class figure Brimstone, who transforms into a blue motorbike
    - Power Core combiner Team "Aerialbots", consisting of a leader figure just below Deluxe size and four team members just below Scout size.

    No sign of any War for Cybertron or Animated figures, sadly.
     
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    I'd love to see pics of the Aerialbots. Were Hubcap and Brimstone part of the ROTF line or Powercore Combiners?
     
  3. Ravenxl7

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    Sounds cool. I haven't gotten any of the RPM's yet, but I may get into them, depending on who gets made. A Bumblebee themed track set isn't all that surprising.

    Sounds interesting. Not sure I'll get any, but I'm going to wait and see what they look like, and how detailed their gimmicks are, before passing judgment just yet. Should be interesting to see how well these things sell.

    Sounds like the RC car we got lat year.

    These two sound cool. I take it they were Movie-themed Scouts? or did they look more along the lines of the PCC's? Either way it should be interesting to see how these two turn out.

    Sounds cool. Bruticus is getting an upgrade, so it would make sense that Superion gets one too. I'm still not sure I'll be getting any of the 5-pack PCC's, but I'm getting more and more interested in them. If I do get any, I'm not sure which part of my collection they'll go into.
     
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    Awesome news! I'll assume no photos were allowed. Did the new stuff appear to be 'Classics' in styling?
     
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    New Aerialbots too?! Awwwwwwesome! Loving everything i'm hearing about PCC so far! Glad to get a good size comparison on the combiners too, seems that they'll be nearly as big as the ones we got in Energon. Fantastic!


    No Elita-One figure sightings yet makes me sad, odd we're not seeing any other ROTF repaints or new molds after Rampage either!
     
  6. Philister

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    Hubcap and Brimstone were ROTF-styled Scouts, but in the new orange-yellow packaging. Hubcap is very much on my list. Brimstone... well, not so much.

    And sorry, no pictures were allowed.
     
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    Did you get to see if all the Aerialbots had their own robot modes?
     
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    Cool news!
    Do you know if the smaller combiner figures have individual robot modes by chance?
     
  9. grimlock1972

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    I hope the 5 piece PCC teams have proper hands and weapons or at the least something better than what the energon combiners had
     
  10. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    I only saw the four smaller team members in vehicle mode, but according to the packaging, yes, they'll all have robot modes.
     
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    Did you see one of the 5-member PCC teams in their combined form? How big was the combined form?

    Also, is Brimstone an Autobot or a Decepticon?
     
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    *lugnut* GLORIOUS!
     
  13. Ravenxl7

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    Cool. It's good to know that the Scout-class will be continuing on past RotF this year. Brimstone being a motorcycle almost makes me think he's a repaint, but I'm hoping he's a new mold.

    Almost another week and NY's Toy Fair will finally start. Here's hoping that we get some nice pictures of the PCC's from it. I'm really curious to see how big the 5-pack combiners will be. I don't expect them to be as big as the Energon combiners, but I am hoping that they are big enough to not look too silly standing next to my Classics figures.
     
  14. Philister

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    Brimstone is a new mold, and he's a Decepticon. Hubcap is an Autobot, looking somewhat like G2 Volt in vehicle mode.

    I haven't seen the combined form of the PC Combiners, sadly, but from the size of the individual figures they'll be a bit smaller than the Energon combiners.
     
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    Sweet news, and since I'm a combiner junkie I'm really looking forward to this line.
     
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    The PCC line is sounding good...can't wait to get my hands on bruticus and the aerialbots! Ihope they come out with a PCC devastator...bwahaha!
     
  17. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    Personally I'd love to see a new Computron one of these days...
     
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    Hasbro really seems to like Bruticus and Superion as of late. Let's see some Menasor-love!
     
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    I hope we get a modern updates to Computron, Menasor, and Defensor.
     
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