Toyfair Australia 2011 TFs display

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  1. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

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    The Annual Australian Toyfair is on this weekend, and as usual, Hasbro was there, and like last year, Transformers was their biggest product display. (but no where near as big as the US Hasbro display)
    I don't think there is anything in it that wasn't recently shown at the US Toyfair, and the Q&A at the end is mostly only relevant to Australian fans, but perhaps a Mod can have a look to see if there is anything news worthy anyway.

    Toyfair Australia 2011 TFs display

    Not many pics this year... but that's explained in the posted report.
     
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  2. drsyn

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    A new, smaller size class for the Star Wars Crossovers? cool. You can see the early prototypes in one of the pictures.
     
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    Here they seem to all but confirm MP Rodimus as a TRU exclusive, both in the US and Australia. However, the last we heard from the Hasbro reps at the US Toyfair, and correct me if I misread something, was that the US release of the toy was no longer a "guarantee".

    Anyway, sounds like Generations, etc. (the non-movie lines) are selling fairly well down there. Always good to hear.:thumbs2: 
     
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    I think it's the first time you see Vader's Anakin mode, as well as the box art. The vehicle modes look decent, if the back of the box is any indication. I am really curious about this toy, and wonder how it transforms.
     
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    that ark playset looks amazing
     
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    How come there aren't any Generations or Reveal the Shield figures on display?
     
  7. Ra88

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    ....Wait. Ironhide is already in package? That's fast, considering how long it took for us last time to see Jetfire.
     
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    Can't wait to find out!
     
  9. bariprime

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    I wonder what this is:

    "(A Super Secret item that they decided to hide from public display when I got there, and made me promise not to even say what it is until it is
    confirmed sometime in the next few weeks. But it is BIG... big news... something that isn't going to be released in America! Stay tuned for an update in the coming weeks)"
     
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    I guess I am a bit late there my friend :D 
     
  11. Ra88

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    Sounds to me like that 'big secret item' is the Takara Tomy leader class Optimus, the one with the jetpack.
     
  12. ThinkTank Customs

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    Me too, or a 4th Leader (Shockwave?)
     
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    That would be awesome! But ''something that isn't going to be released in America'' part... Most likely TakaraTomy Prime with Jetpack. I don't think they'll release a totally new leader figure which is not available in America.
     
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    I'm gonna guess it's that TakaraTomy Leader Prime we'll all be scrambling to import, as well.
     
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    Ultimate Prime is getting more and more badass
     
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    My money is on the "super secret" release being that Voyager Prime with trailer we saw in the toy catologue a few weeks ago.
     
  17. griffin-of-oz

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    I'm not familiar with that one, but we already have a big expensive Optimus with a 'winged' backpack from Hasbro (that Ultimate one). I wouldn't see a need for another one, especially with our small market in Australia (we miss out on a lot of US Hasbro stuff).
     
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    Depends on what it is. Some people are guessing that it will be a remolded leader Prime with the jetpack as seen in the TV spot, along with a premium paintjob (it IS a Takara exclusive after all). That would be far more of a must have then Ultimate Prime, IMO.
     
  19. Fit For natalie

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    It's currently unclear what this TakaraTomy product is. The solicitation (reported by one of TFW's sponsors, as I recall) used a screen capture of Optimus Prime with his Jetfire armour from ROTF... but that wouldn't seem to make much sense given Prime has a new jetpack (that is not the Jetfire parts) in the movie, as seen in the recent trailers

    I'd like to think this is a retool of ROTF Leader Prime (with the new detailing from the updated Prime design) and either Jetfire armour, or the new jetpack and weapons seen in the trailer.
     
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    The more I see Ultra class Prime from DOTM with his wing things positioned correctly, the less I hate him
     

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