Transformers Constructibots:

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  1. TriBlurr

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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    Hasbro's version of Bionicle? looks alright I guess.
     
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    Just saw it on the "Transformers" Facebook page. Wow. Do not want.
     
  5. benzo

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    I can see some great customs coming from these.
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Looking at this myself now. I think kids will love these but those fugly things will not find a place on my shelf.
     
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    Yay, something even more kiddified and dumbed down than the RID and Beast Hunters lines. Just what everyone needs.
     
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    some of these guys are fugly... but i'd buy Optimus because he's an Optimus. and then stop there.
     
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    Hasbro Introduces Construct-Bots

    so don't know if this has been posted but just found this on wired
    Please do not hotlink - SF
     
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  11. f-primusunicron

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    construct-bots new line form hasbro

    basically they are a ripoff from bionicle/hero factory
    and features popular characters such as:
    megatron
    optimus
    bumblebee
    starscream
    ironhide
    blitzwing
    soundwave
    and wheeljack


    Hasbro Introduces Construct-Bots: Transformers With Interchangeable Parts! | GeekDad | Wired.com

    Transformers have been a favorite toy of geeks in both their original incarnation back in the ’80s and their newer lifespan since the first of the Michael Bay films came out. It’s easy to see why: Robots make great toys, and cool vehicles make great toys, so obviously a toy that can go back and forth between the two could only be awesome. Awesome as they have always been, though, there is still one thing that’s been missing to elevate their geekiness to the highest level.
    That missing element? The ability to customize Transformers to fit your own imagination. And now Hasbro is taking care of that with the advent of Construct-Bots, set to be revealed tomorrow at the UK Toy Fair. Construct-Bots will come in four different sets, but all of them will have parts interchangeable with the rest, and each will come with a re-sealable case to ensure your kids (or you) don’t lose the parts:

    • The Scout assortment of Construct-Bots will each retail for $9.99, and will have 10 characters, including Starscream and Ironhide seen above.
    • The Elite assortment of Construct-Bots will each retail for $14.99, and will have 10 characters, including Wheeljack and Soundwave seen above.
    • The Triple Changer assortment of Construct-Bots will each retail for $24.99, and will be just Bumblebee and Blitzwing (seen above) — but they’ll each transform into both a car and a jet.
    • The Ultimate assortment of Construct-Bots will retail for $34.99, and will come with both Optimus Prime and Megatron, both seen above. Both Transformers will include projectile-firing launchers.
     

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  12. CelticMutt

    CelticMutt Herald of Thundercracker

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    I like these, I have to say. I'd definitely get Bumblebee, and if that Starscream gets redone as Thundercracker it'd be a definite buy too.
     
  13. TriBlurr

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    I actually like the idea of Bumblebee being a triple changer. lol

    Nice to see Blitzwing too.

    Not sure I'll buy, but their pretty neat.
     
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    pretty epic, but they looks so skinny. The better way to do this would be to make the larger sizes the same as some of those larger lego sets, that were like 30$ or something, but the set would probably set people back.. cash and all
     
  15. Vangelus

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    Really cool headsculpts. I wonder who's working on this? The headsculpts are kinda Kreo or Botshot ish.
     
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    I think these look like fantastic fun. And what a great selection of characters! Not something I want to own, as I'm geared towards G1 and MP only, but I think they look pretty neat.

    I really like the way the brand is expanding to be more than just the boring, stale, deluxe/voyager/leader status quo its been in for years. As long as they keep those types of toys for those who want them, what's the harm in them doing other things as well?
     
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    So it's like some weird mash-up of Transformers and Hero Factory...Not sure how I feel about the look of the bots, but I'm willing to reserve judgment until I have one or two in hand.
     
  18. zopilote_z

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    Well, they made´em into Bionicles since the first movie, don´t they?
     
  19. SG Roadbuster

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    please tell me this isn't the only way we get Blitzwing.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    I think you have completely the wrong idea what Bionicle was.

    Anyway, they don't look God-awful, but I'll be passing. Some great kitbash fodder, for sure.
     

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