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Official Images of Animated Leader-Class Bulkhead and Megatron Arm Blaster

Posted on 02-26-2008 at 09:01 AM by Tim Formas under Animated
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TFW2005 has received official images of several upcoming Transformers Animated releases that are marked for European release. Several images of Leader-Class Bulkhead's robot mode as well as images of a previously unannouced Megatron Arm Blaster can be seen by clicking on the image to the left.
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shibamura_prime
That Megatron blaster is super badass.
KA
gah why do i want that megs blaster?
Ziero
Pink background + horrible mistransformation = loltastic picture.

Hasbro needs to fire their photographers.
shroobmaster
Needs more Megatron voice changer helmet.
Imagine phone pranks with THAT voice.
Silent_Magnus
So kids can now have their own arm cannon?
That's awesome.

And the alt mode is kinda cute.
Foster
I would have LOVED my own G1 fusion cannon arm blaster as a kid. This is fail, the barrel points back at the kid's face!
Ktulu
The pink is horrific!
Deceptigtar
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Originally Posted by fosterlager View Post
I would have LOVED my own G1 fusion cannon arm blaster as a kid. This is fail, the barrel points back at the kid's face!
yeah what is with that, it doesnt really look like a blaster at all. just a big open hole at the end. someones gonna shoot their eye out.
defstar
Don't know why...but I love that arm blaster...
Ravenxl7
I don't know why, but I actually want that Megatron arm blaster. I might get it or the Prime one for my cousin, and probably some of the smaller TF's from this line (introduce him to Transformers basically). Those pics of Bulkhead are hilarious. It's interesting to see all the different ways they can mistransform them.
Blaster_Prime
Why is it that the official images of figures are almost NEVER transformed right, not to mention using the absolute worst possibly lighting and angles?

You'd think they'd try their best to make the pictures more appealing so people would have more insentive to buy the product. Hell, I've seen member photos that are 100x better looking than the official photos. Maybe Hasbro should hire some peeps from here to take their photos instead.

Benson Yee would be at the top of my list for awesome figure photos.
Hiro Prime
I always wanted toy blasters (ala Star Wars blasters) made from the Transformer's main weapons. Prime's Rifle, Megatron's Cannon, Starscream's Nullrays, etc... all with electronic lights and sounds. tell me those wouldn't sell.

Did I mention Grimlock's Sword too? That'd also rock.
Night Flame
Anyone else amused that the first pictures we saw of Leader Bulkhead looked incredibly awesome and the "official" pictures of him make him look like a big ol' pile of fail?
Paradigm-Shift Prime
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Originally Posted by Night Flame View Post
Anyone else amused that the first pictures we saw of Leader Bulkhead looked incredibly awesome and the "official" pictures of him make him look like a big ol' pile of fail?
Yes!

Makes the voyager version seems better even.
j.a.f.o.
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Originally Posted by Ravenxl7 View Post
I don't know why, but I actually want that Megatron arm blaster. I might get it or the Prime one for my cousin
Wait, are you referring to the G1/movie-ish Prime truck blaster that's out now or is there an actual animated version that's in the works?
Fit For natalie
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Originally Posted by Blaster_Prime View Post
Why is it that the official images of figures are almost NEVER transformed right, not to mention using the absolute worst possibly lighting and angles?

You'd think they'd try their best to make the pictures more appealing so people would have more insentive to buy the product. Hell, I've seen member photos that are 100x better looking than the official photos. Maybe Hasbro should hire some peeps from here to take their photos instead.

Benson Yee would be at the top of my list for awesome figure photos.
As Tim Formas' post mentioned, these are marked for European release, so these photos are probably by Hasbro Europe, who are well known for not understand how these new-fangled Transformer things they've been selling for 24 years work.

Hasbro Europe are amongst the worst Hasbro divisions at transforming Transformers.

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Originally Posted by Night Flame View Post
Anyone else amused that the first pictures we saw of Leader Bulkhead looked incredibly awesome and the "official" pictures of him make him look like a big ol' pile of fail?
But those were official stock photos of Leader Bulkhead. Toyfare's article used the same stock photos that Hasbro provided during Toy Fair 2008, and fortunately will likely be the photos they will use on the packaging.
joopsta
total ownage!!
Silent_Magnus
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Originally Posted by j.a.f.o. View Post
Wait, are you referring to the G1/movie-ish Prime truck blaster that's out now or is there an actual animated version that's in the works?
He is talking about this one.
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...+Blaster+Asst/
j.a.f.o.
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Originally Posted by Silent_Magnus View Post
Gotcha. Cool, thanks.
Renidragon
With a few exceptions, one of my Transformers weaknesses, while it doesn't make the most sense in the world, is hands.

I want my robots, unless appropriate (see: Cybertron Red Alert), to have hands. Leader Bulkhead is missing one in favor of that saw thingy. Which is kinda cool, I'll admit... but I want those two goofy hand things.

Leader class guys are always a really large hit to the wallet anyway. I think I'll settle for the grossly and humorously scaled Voyager Bulkhead.
Peaugh
Not bad. Kinda digging that Megatron blaster. I already was antsy for Bulkhead.
Fort Max
These pictures are bizzare, the Megatron cannon is kind of cool but I wish Hasbro would supplment the transforming blasters with actual role play replica's.
I'm no market expert but I think that toy versions of Prime's axe/Megatrons cannon etc would sell well once the show is better known.
ActionMasterZod
Wow, leader bulkhead looks horible in these pictures. But the megatron blaster look freaking amazing.
Vangelus
I think that pain-pink background is so those images could have transparencies used to paste them over things.

Megatron blaster looks cool, though huge for the vehicle cannon pointing back at your own face.
Otispq
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Originally Posted by KA View Post
gah why do i want that megs blaster?
cuz ur evil, of course...mwuhahahaha!
KA
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Originally Posted by Hiro Prime View Post
I always wanted toy blasters (ala Star Wars blasters) made from the Transformer's main weapons. Prime's Rifle, Megatron's Cannon, Starscream's Nullrays, etc... all with electronic lights and sounds. tell me those wouldn't sell.

Did I mention Grimlock's Sword too? That'd also rock.
im surprised with the props community out there, these hasnt popped up yet. lessee:
- primes blaster
- megs cannon
- starscream null rays
- grimlock sword
-...wheelies slingshot? i got nuthin.

ooh ooh howabout a shockwave gun arm glove, like how fake pirate hooks work. they can even make it light up!
Peaugh
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Originally Posted by KA View Post
ooh ooh howabout a shockwave gun arm glove, like how fake pirate hooks work. they can even make it light up!
I'd buy one! Maybe if he DOES show up in Animated....
Shin Densetsu
LULZ, "helicopter turns into FIST OF MEGATRON!"

Thats awesome.
DJW107PRIME
Bulkhead's not looking good. It's not supposed to look like that right?
Incepticon
No. As usual, Hasbro's inept photo crew made yet another figure look like total ass thanks to not knowing (or caring) how to properly transform it before releasing the pics for mass consumption.

All I can say is thank god for leaked prototypes & convention displays where the figures are (usually) transformed correctly - otherwise there would be a LOT that I would have skipped based on their ridiculous "official" pics.

Seriously, this shit REALLY needs to stop. I don't know what's worse, that their press dept. are so challanged or that anyone higher ups in the company could actually sign off on these pics and give them the greenlight to be released.
Foster
What they need to do is start printing instruction sheets before official photos are taken, so photographers can get the damn things right.
Glitcher
Will Leader Bulkhead be more in scale with his Deluxe comrades, or do you think he'll be too big?
Incepticon
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Originally Posted by Glitcher View Post
Will Leader Bulkhead be more in scale with his Deluxe comrades, or do you think he'll be too big?
Oh don't worry about him being too big. If anything, he'll still be a bit too small by comparison. No matter how big or small he is as a Leader class, it'll still be infinitely better than that micro sized excuse of a Voyager.
Feralstorm
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Originally Posted by Glitcher View Post
Will Leader Bulkhead be more in scale with his Deluxe comrades, or do you think he'll be too big?
Can't tell exactly. Some of the toy fair pics make it obvious he's kind of a short Leader, much like the Voyager version is short for that size class. I didn't see any photos with a really good angle on it, but it looked like leader Bulkhead is close to the same height (at the head, maybe a smidge taller) as (voyager) Starscream. Since SS is shown to be a little taller than Voyager Optimus & Megatron, it looks like Bulkhead might be in good scale with Optimus and some other Autobots at least. (based on most cartoon depictions showing Bulk at just a little taller than Op at the head, though a lot more massive.)

Can't know that for sure though until some true comparison pics come out, ones where perspective and other photo factors don't confuse the issue.
Silent_Magnus
The reason the voyager was so short was because of his puny legs.
The leader doesn't appear to have that problem.
jdre_124
Yeah thats a neat arm blaster. Way better then the movie ones IMO.
Overhaulimus
Megatron fusion cannon FTW!!!!

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Originally Posted by KA View Post
im surprised with the props community out there, these hasnt popped up yet. lessee:
- primes blaster
- megs cannon
- starscream null rays
- grimlock sword
-...wheelies slingshot? i got nuthin.

ooh ooh howabout a shockwave gun arm glove, like how fake pirate hooks work. they can even make it light up!
I've got ya covered!

I've been working on designs for these for oh maybe 3 years.I'm part of a HUGE prop group online.I've made numerous Proton Packs from Ghostbusters and made every prop I could from Ghostbusters.

But the ones I'm working on for more for display than anything.
Poho
MAN im excited about the Animated line.
JOHNDILLINGA
I think the Animated Megs arm blaster would be a good replacement for the Classics Megatron's Fusion cannon...


I might have to buy one and see if it's easy to swap on to Classics Megs

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