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Botcon 2008 Transformers Animated Product Preview, Q&A, and special episode screening

Posted on 04-27-2008 at 12:40 PM by Sol Fury under Animated
This morning Hasbro's Transformers Animated design team and the staff from Cartoon Network gave a special presentation of what is coming in 2009 for Transformers Animated, answered fan questions, and showed the upcoming Transformers Animated episode, Black Friday. Amongst the other products shown were Animated Shockwave, Blurr, and a fire and ice themed two pack of Jetstorm and Jetfire!

To read our full writeup, and spoilers on Black Friday, click on the story title. You may wish to skip over the last paragraph if you do not want to be spoiled about the upcoming episode.
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Silent_Magnus
Jetfire and Jetstorm sound awesome.
Let's hope they're autobots!

They need some more troops in the air.

also I want to see this Sidecar Prowl.
I might just hold off on the first release.

It'll probably depend on what weapons this new prowl has.
Laser_Optimus
Wow. Lots of sweet information there... and it looks like we are going to get an Arcee toy once they work out the alternate mode... I'd like some ketchup to eat my hat with please!

And Jetfire sounds cool too... I guess Jetstorm will be his counterpart?
Silent_Magnus
People should follow the allspark topic also.
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=45645

Always good to get things from multiple sources.

They say the Jets combine.

Also I MUST get Blurr since he is a member of the Elite Guard.
Laser_Optimus
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Originally Posted by Silent_Magnus View Post
People should follow the allspark topic also.
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=45645

Always good to get things from multiple sources.

They say the Jets combine.

Also I MUST get Blurr since he is a member of the Elite Guard.
Ah, good stuff... wonder if the Jets combine in robot mode (ala Energon) or if they combine in jet mode (ala Dreadwind and Darkwing)?

Also, interesting to see that the sidecar transforms into Samurai Armor... wonder if that will be in the show?
UltraDevmodious
HOLY SHIT! John Moschitta is doing Blurrs voice! I am in love. *swoon*

haha he did an awesome job in the 86 movie so now this series is all kinds of win.
Silent_Magnus
It'd be cool if they combined in both modes.

All though I hope for robot mode combination,
I suspect it'll be a jet mode combination.
Laser_Optimus
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Originally Posted by Silent_Magnus View Post
It'd be cool if they combined in both modes.

All though I hope for robot mode combination,
I suspect it'll be a jet mode combination.
I'm suspecting jet mode combo myself... I'm really not sure I'd want a robot mode combo though... unless it's done better than what we got in Energon. Though, if they could work out a way for them to combine in both forms and look awesomely cool... I'll take that too. Basically, whatever they do... I just want it to be awesome!
Silent_Magnus
And....it's over.


*might be spoilers!*
Hmm they say Starscream is dead,
but also mention him in the season three stuff.

Ghost of starscream?
Fort Max
Shockwave will be an H-tank, apparently...

I'm having flashbacks to when we found out that Energon Megatron would be a gunship.

But: combining elemental jets, prowl with samurai armour, arcee toy, swindle toy, blurr with holo wheels!

So many great ideas in just one toy line, this new "no universal gimmick" approach is really proving how limited the A/E/C gimmicks were.
Silent_Magnus
The Jetfire and Jetstorm news is the most interesting to me.
Since we've heard nothing of them before.

Since my favorite color is blue I might like Jetstorm better.
I hope they're autobots.
Laser_Optimus
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Originally Posted by Silent_Magnus View Post
And....it's over.


*might be spoilers!*
Hmm they say Starscream is dead,
but also mention him in the season three stuff.

Ghost of starscream?
If you're interested go read what happened in episode 19 in the Animated thread... don't want to say anything else as it's only aired in Canada right now and some US guys might not want to be spoiled...
Fort Max
There's a torrent up for ep 19 at the very tail end of the torrents & showtimes thread for anyone who wants it.
Silent_Magnus
A question for when the guys that are at botcon see this.
Did they show pictures of this stuff, and if so are the new Prowl's colors a drastic change?

And I've been torrenting epsiode 19 since it showed up, about 60% done.
Runamuck
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Originally Posted by Laser_Optimus View Post
Ah, good stuff... wonder if the Jets combine in robot mode (ala Energon) or if they combine in jet mode (ala Dreadwind and Darkwing)?

Also, interesting to see that the sidecar transforms into Samurai Armor... wonder if that will be in the show?

A nod to Dreadwind and Darkwing would be most cool.
Fort Max
I wonder if these two jets will be a voyager each or two deluxes sold as a voyager under the idea that they combine into one voyager sized robot.
Sideswipe80
How's the Black Friday episode that is playing?
Laser_Optimus
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Originally Posted by Fort Max View Post
I wonder if these two jets will be a voyager each or two deluxes sold as a voyager under the idea that they combine into one voyager sized robot.
I was wondering that myself... guess we'll have to wait and see. Surprised no one at the panel asked about that.
Fort Max
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Originally Posted by Laser_Optimus View Post
I was wondering that myself... guess we'll have to wait and see. Surprised no one at the panel asked about that.
I think the info flys by too fast for everyone to take it all in and come up with any questions.

I really want to go next year after seeing how much news there was this year, should be even bigger then 07 next year, what with the 25th aniversary an all.
Laser_Optimus
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Originally Posted by Fort Max View Post
I think the info flys by too fast for everyone to take it all in and come up with any questions.

I really want to go next year after seeing how much news there was this year, should be even bigger then 07 next year, what with the 25th aniversary an all.
That and the upcoming movie should make it an awesome Botcon... if it's close I'll be going...
Switchblade
Yeah, I have the same question about Jetfire and Jetstorm. It was a little bit vague in the description there.
AniProwl
How was "Black Friday"?
Sol Fury
First post updated with new info.

Jetfire and Jetstorm will be a two pack sold at the Voyager size class, that's two toys in one box. I will reword to make it clearer, sorry for any confusion.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by AniProwl View Post
How was "Black Friday"?
"Me Grimlock liiiiiike"

Very good episode, very funny. A summary is now in the first post.
Fort Max
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
First post updated with new info.

Jetfire and Jetstorm will be a two pack sold at the Voyager size class, that's two toys in one box. I will reword to make it clearer, sorry for any confusion.
Ah ha, I thought so, yay me!

Did they look cool or what Sol?
Vector Sigma
Great info! Not to be rude, but it was a little harsh to edit the first post and entriely remove the link to the news elsewhere, whcih was in all fairness, posted first...
Ravenxl7
Some very interesting stuff in there. Especialy Prowl's upgrade. I'm not sure if I want to get the origional toy, or wait for the upgraded version. For those who were there, was it shown? If it was, does it appear to be any better than the origional release? Shockwave sounds interesting, and he'll be put on my to-get list here shortly. As for the Lockdown upgrade, I'll probably stick with the origional deco, though that new weapon does sound interesting. Skywarp sounds cool too. I might get him instead of Starscream. The Jetfire & Jetstorm 2-pack sounds interesting too. Depending on how they look, and what this combining thing is all about, I might get them. Here's hoping Shockwave's toy is a Voyager class figure.
Lumpy
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
First post updated with new info.

Jetfire and Jetstorm will be a two pack sold at the Voyager size class, that's two toys in one box. I will reword to make it clearer, sorry for any confusion.
and this is why i prefer my news from TFW...much more complete and detailed...thanks
hutchprime
Wow. Tons of great news, about the toys and the show...The Prowl armor sounds AWESOME as does the news on Blurr...

Clone Army? Wow, they're really using every good concept.

Any pics shown?
G1Wheeljack
Toys are awesome, I try to avoid redecos but Lockdown will be a must have for that chainsaw and if they fix his hands. I'll also have to pick up Prowl's aromor and can hardly wait for more of Prowl vs Lockdown(Pirates vs Ninjas!). I can hardly wait for pics of the others, most of them must haves for me.
Fort Max
This prowl armour thing, is the sidecar being sold on it's own as a deluxe sized eqipment piece or with a prowl redeco as a shell that just fits over the figure?
saberconvoy
So its going to 09. I hoped that some different show would take it up in 09. A different transformer but well at least we have some G1s back.
MaikeruSan
Is the side cart seperate? It says it will be sold as a deluxe class?
chaosbringer_00
Are we gonna get any pics of this stuff? Or was no one allowed to take any?

Either way, great news all around! I just hope I'll be able to get all the animated toys I want
Radioactive Ravage
I Want Pics.
ILoveDinobot
woooo!
Lumpy
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Originally Posted by G1Wheeljack View Post
Toys are awesome, I try to avoid redecos but Lockdown will be a must have for that chainsaw and if they fix his hands. I'll also have to pick up Prowl's aromor and can hardly wait for more of Prowl vs Lockdown(Pirates vs Ninjas!). I can hardly wait for pics of the others, most of them must haves for me.
what's wrong with prowl and or lockdowns hands...i'm not sure who they said needed a fix...
hutchprime
http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=albu...ze=800&start=0

Swoop and Sentinel on display. Of course Sentinel is mistransformed...
Fort Max
The final panel of the show, the Hasbro dsigners panel is now on:
http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=9359
SPLIT LIP
Black Friday sounds AWESOME! The toys sound really good, too. Shockwave sounds badass. Blurrr sounds neat, though I've ever had any profound intrest in him. (then again, I didn't with Optimus either, and now he's my favourite Autobot this series)

Lockdown redeco with flames and a chainsaw? Dammit Hasbro... making me buy redecos....grumble... naw, just kidding, he sounds awesome.

Jet combiners don't interest me. Skywarp does, kinda, but I may skip him since he's just a straight redeco.

Prowl armour sounds cool, but I'll have to see how he uses it in the show before I buy it for him.


My God, it's like Animated is just making good choice after good choice, it's weird.

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Originally Posted by Fort Max View Post
The final panel of the show, the Hasbro dsigners panel is now on:
http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=9359
Neat. Powerglide has a heart chamber. Awwww....

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+ 25th Anniversary Hot Shot deluxe class. He now has a rear window! This is how they will celebrate mini-cons cause he comes with one. They got Dave Willis (ShoertPacked) to stand up, he is a BIG Hot Shot fan.
25th Armada Hot Shot? Why am I excited for this!?

And Animated Perceptor!? HELLS YEAH!
saberconvoy
Either i don't know what it looks like or the picture is not on the gallery i looked at.
Nightrain
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Great info! Not to be rude, but it was a little harsh to edit the first post and entriely remove the link to the news elsewhere, whcih was in all fairness, posted first...
Yeah but those schmucks at TFormers have no regard for those of us who might not want to be spoiled I wish I had waited for Sol's far superior report
Silent_Magnus
So did they make it clear what faction the Jets belonged to?

I know they like keeping certain names on the same side. So I'd assume autobot.
Fort Max
Animated Perceptor!
Ktulu
Sounds like a lot of great stuff. Shame about the DVDs being 4:3, and Swoop/Snarl not talking. I think everything else I'm cool with though
SPLIT LIP
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Either i don't know what it looks like or the picture is not on the gallery i looked at.
What are you looking for, maybe I can help?
Paladin
Can someone PLEASE ask them who Frank Willard is?????
saberconvoy
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
What are you looking for, maybe I can help?
The thing that goes with prowl. I look at every gallery i have access to and nothing of it.
Fort Max
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The thing that goes with prowl. I look at every gallery i have access to and nothing of it.
You won't find it, a lot of things shown at Botcon are private, you can only see it if you go. It's a bonus for paying to attend the convention.

The rest of us can see the stuff at the end of July when Hasbro will be showing all this again at the San Diego Comic con. Or it may turn up in the club magazine if we're lucky.
saberconvoy
Ya i know exclusive stuff. ill go look at other stuff. I know ill find it.

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