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Botcon 2013 - Transformers New Product Panel Coverage

Posted on 06-29-2013 at 02:00 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
Check out our coverage of the Botcon 2013 Hasbro Transformers Brand Team panel (aka the "New Product" panel aka "the what you're spending money on next year" panel) below. The transcript of the panel is now available after the break - a full summary will be posted here shortly.

Metroplex will also have the chrome thighs and metallic sticker sheet. Chrome face too. But yeah, the minifigures are main thing

11:48


Comment From Guest
that the only differenc the mini figs?

11:48

BW Megatron and G1 Ultrs Magnus

11:48


Comment From Zhu jingke
Please,who is the bw ultramagnus?or just bw mega,not bw mega and ultra?

11:47

Too hard to judge

11:47


Comment From TriBlurr
Does it look female at all, from the sillouette I mean?

11:47

Generations 30th anniversary

11:47


Comment From Neo-Bombshell
So Waspinator and Rhinox are part of Generatiosn line or the 30 annicersary line?

11:47

Nope afraid not

11:47


Comment From Mike
Not a single mention of masterpiece ?:(

11:47

Will be revealed in more detail at SDCC

11:46

Fan Built Bot, showing the silhouette. It's an Autobot jet, showing the silhouette

11:46

Didn;t get a clear look. Red or purple little guys who look non-transformable

11:45


Comment From Movie Prime
Who are the Minifigs?

11:45

BW Megatron and Ultra Magnus came first and second, respectively

11:44

Hall of Fame awards now

11:43

Talking SDCC Metroplex right now. Comes with 12 minifgiures like the decoys

11:43

I know right? It's crazy!

11:43


Comment From Guest
I'm sorry, did you just say Voyager RHinox?!

11:43

Yes

11:43


Comment From spittor
Does Rhinox have his Chainguns of Doom?

11:43

Rhinox and Waspinator are both based on their original BW designs. Organic not mechanical

11:42


Comment From Ferret
Is Rhinox real animal or robotic?

11:42

New mold, based on MTME comic design

11:41

Voyager Whirl in 2014

11:41

NEW MOLD

11:41

VOYAGER CLASS RHINOX

11:41

Yes

11:41


Comment From KEN
Doubledealer as Jet/Tank NOT bird/tank?

11:41

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

11:41

HOLY

11:40

Don't know - was not painted in the pictures shown. Just know it is coming,

11:40


Comment From Guest
Is the color scheme on FoC Skywarp similar to the Takara version?

11:40

Voyager class, Blitzwing redeco

11:40

DECEPTICON DOUBLEDEALER

11:39

Yes

11:39


Comment From metalogan
deluxe armada has new mold?

11:39

Looks like it

11:39


Comment From Sam
Does skids have the flip out guns from the comic?

11:39

FOC

11:39


Comment From Guest
G1 Skywarp or FOC Skywarp?

11:39

DELUXE ARMADA STARSCREAM

11:38

Classics Scoop, double Targetmaster, looks awesome. G1 update.

11:38

Skywarp coming in Wave 4

11:38

Has button that makes wings flap

11:37

BW design updated

11:37

And number 4 shown, WASPINATOR

11:37

He's the MTME design

11:36

Looks beyond awesome

11:36

SKIDS, IDW design

11:36

Dreadwing is the proto we've seen

11:36

Yes

11:35


Comment From Convoy
NEw head for goldbug?

11:35

Dreadwing being shown

11:35

First up, Goldfire, IDW Bumblebee as Goldbug

11:35

Deluxes first

11:34

Yes

11:34


Comment From Anguirus
Sharpshot = shrapnel?

11:34

Yes, Legends two pack sized. Like Commander sized or thereabouts I'd venture

11:34


Comment From Guest
Are these the same size class as the Bumblebee with Buttcopter?

11:34

Deluxe 2014,tied into Dark Cybertron comic series

11:33

SAharpshot is Shrapnel, Reflector turns into a gun and tiny camera. Grey proto only, not colored.

11:33

SHARPSHOT with REFLECTOR

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MTME style, not showin in color, resin proto only

11:32

Wave 2, TAILGATE with Groundpounder

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Comes with white shuttle named Payload

11:32

CLASSICS COSMOS IS HAPPENING IN LEGENDS CLASS

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HELL YES COSMOS!

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comes with a vlue jet called Flanker

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SWERVE, MTME style

11:31

Legends 2014

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30th anniversary

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30 special items for the 20th anniversary. Covers Platinum, SDCC etc

11:30

Elite is Constructabots

11:30


Comment From Evan
Is elite optimus constructabots or predavons rising?

11:29

Taling about what is coming in 2014, get ready

11:28

Generations time!

11:28

Showing Predacons Rising Deluxe and Voyagers. All stuff we've seen officially

11:28

Squad of three figures. Megatron is a larger Constructabot, with the other two being like Targetmasters

11:27


Comment From Guest
Triple Team? So their renaming Triple changers. Or is it more like a squad of triple changers.

11:27

And Abominus now

11:27

Elite Class Optimus Prime, features dragon themed missile launchers and a BH themed robot mode

11:27

Talking through the Cyberverse two packs

11:27

Showing Predacons Rising now. All shown so far

11:26

Unicron Megatron with Barrage and Ratbat. Megatron is a spaceship, very sleek and looks like the Nemesis. Ratbat turns into a weapon

11:25

Triple Changer class for 2014 is Triple Team class

11:25

Elite Class Optimus Prime, features dragon themed missile launchers and a BH themed robot mode

11:24

Shockwace for Eliite class, based loosely on the BH one, but more squared for the vehicle mode

11:23

Looks decent, big seraphic wings. Dark blue with brighter blue bits. Wings become swords

11:23

Elite Class Skystalker

11:22

Ripclaw in Scout class, looks very much the Deluxe imagined as a Constructabot

11:22

Scout Class Starscream, based on Beast Hunters Deluxe. Bit of a G1 hybrid in the head

11:21

Bumblebee for 2014 Wave 1. BH styled in yellow

11:20

2013 Constructabots is G1 themed. 2014 is going to be Beast Hunters styled

11:20

Showing the 2014 assortment

11:19

Showing the Optimus Megatron two pack

11:19

Triple changers, Bumblebee and Blitzwing, already seen

11:19

Wave 3 Smokescreen, Shockwave and Drag Strip

11:18

Wave 2 of Elite has Optimus, Megatron and Hound

11:18

Wave 3, Cliffjumper, Silverbolt, Breakdown and Dead End

11:18

Sorry, Bee and Cracker are wave 2

11:17

Scout Wave 1 - Bumblebee, Thundercracker, Ironhide, Starscream. Showing ways to mix and match

11:16

Showing a video. Looks like Kreo humor in the clip shown

11:16

On to Constructabots (and it is Constructabots not Construct Bots)

11:14

Original white deco. Looked show accurate

11:14


Comment From Ravenxl7
Is the Smokescreen in his new blue&yellow deco?

11:14

Scaled up yes. Articluation is hard to judge

11:14


Comment From Triblurr
So, legions designs scaled up with better articulation?

11:14

Like the Legion - higher up like on the shoulders

11:13


Comment From Calabask
Do his wings stop mid back again? Or are they placed so they don't look awkward? on Predaking.

11:13

Hasbro said they were focusing on making toys simpler to play with and investing the savings into larger toys and better decos.

11:13

Bumblebee looked simplified, the others looked decent

11:12


Comment From JohnRedcorn
how is the detailing on the bigger TFs? simplified?

11:12

Predaking on show, this one looks cool. Big scimitar sword made from tail, red and black deco. Looks decent.

11:12

Sword and Autobot styled shield

11:11

Optimus Prime Voyager, gigantic but again like an upscaled Cyververse Commander

11:11

Will be in tge case shortly

11:11

Smokescreen and Twinstrike, again these are very similar to the Legions but scaled up

11:10

Windrazor Deluxe, larger version of Cyberverse again

11:10

Back to big Transformers again

11:10

The tradeoff for the simplicity - they are larger. Significantly larger.

11:09

Has a blue sword

11:09

Showing Bumblebee, for 2014. BH mold, red and yellow very plain deco. Looks like an upscaled Legion class BH Bee

11:08

Mostly orange on the body and green on the limbs

11:08


Comment From Anguirus
Is bludgeon orange or green?

11:08

Talking about how they dislke the overly complicated Transformers transformations. Comparing a Movie 3 instruction sheets with a G1 Wheeljack instruction sheet. They want to get back to kids playing on the floors and easier transformations.

11:06

Talking about doing something a bit new for the 2014 line

11:06

Deluxe 2014

11:06

2013 Prowl, Black and white redeco of Deluxe Smokescreen, has lightbar and looks quite cool

11:05

2013 Night Shadow Bumblebee, BH Bumblebee in show accurate black deco

11:05

Deluxes

11:05

Redeco of Commander Shockwave, has Star Saber accessory, and new head

11:04

BLUDGEON

11:04

Ultra Magnus, new mold

11:04

Gold and purple deco, recolor of Commander Megatron

11:04

UNICRON MEGATRON

11:04

2014 Commanders

11:03

Bluestreak, Legion Smokescreen redeco, G1 "blue" Bluestreak deco

11:03

Ace Vehicon, white version of Legion Air Vehicon

11:03

Rot Gut, bright green Blight redeco

11:02

Divebomb up first. Coming 2014. He's a defector to the Autobots, red white and blue deco, Windrazor redeco

11:02

Beast Hunters Legion class. All 2013 shown

11:01

Kreo first. Custom Kreons, 30-40 pieces per pack, make your own Kreon. More to be shown at SDCC

11:01

Not that I know

11:01


Comment From Bird
Any familiar faces in the hasbro group?

11:00

Shoutout to the Prime show for three daytime Emmy awards. Public vote of thanks

11:00

Jagex Universe is also coming this Fall

11:00

Talking briefly about how they are excited for Legends and they love the card art and new content that comes out

10:59

"Headed toward global domination" in their words, excited for the ride etc

10:59

Constructabots debut in August for those interested

10:58

Talking about the current brands right now - BH, Kreo, Generations

10:57

May not have a lot of time for questions at the end

10:57

50 minutes and 100+ slides to show

10:56

We're kicking off now - no photos allowed on this one,
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Transbot90210
eeeeeeeeeeeee
Smashs
Yay!
S250
waiting..
rattraprules98
YUSS.
Ravenxl7
I'm excited. Will edit this post as news is reported...

Beast Hunters:
-Beast Hunters in 2014? Honestly wasn't expecting the line to last to even the end of this year, let alone cross-over into next year.
-Ace Vehicon, I might actually wait for that over the purple deco. Though it being released next year has me worried we'll never see it at retail.
-Unicron Megatron, that sounds interesting...If it wasn't just a straight-up repaint I would probably get it. As-is I probably won't.
-New Commander mold Ultra Magnus? Depending on how he looks that might replace the one I have.
-Bludgeon as a repaint/retool of Shockwave? Sounds interesting to me. I've been avoiding repaints, but I might actually get this.
-Night Shadow Bumblebee...finally a Deluxe in his show accurate deco, and it has to be his Beast Hunters mold? Most-likely pass.
-Prowl sounds interesting. Might wait to see how he looks before deciding which version of this mold to get.
-2014...talking about doing something different...different how?
-Simpler transformations...haven't they already taken care of this issue? How simple are they going to get?
-Bee getting Hot Rod's deco, not a bad idea, but it's still the Beast Hunters mold.
-Simple but significantly larger...is still simple.
-Windrazor...interesting...maybe this will lead to the others getting larger molds.
-Smokescreen and Twinstrike...if I want a Deluxe Smokescreen, I'll get the one already out.
-Big Optimus Prime...would be interesting if not simplified.
-Predaking...sounds promising, kind of interested in this one.
-The new Smokescreen being in his white deco, rather than his new blue&yellow color scheme...definitely a pass.

Constructabots:
-Constructabots...not really interested...might get one or two...kinda liked Construct-bots over the actual name.
-G1 this year, Beast Hunters next year...how about some RID love?
-Predacons...could be interesting.
-Triple-changer Beast Hunters...sounds like they'll be one complicated mess.
-Megatron, looks like the Nemesis, ok that could be cool.
-Not being an actual triple-changer helps.

Predacons Rising:
-Showing what we've already seen, would be surprised to see much, if anything, more than that.

Generations:
-Ok, time to get PUMPED!
-2014 talk already? I figured there would be at least one more wave for this year, but ok.
-30 special items...aka stuff I can't afford.
-Legends Swerve, that could be cool. It's good to know that scale/size class is continuing.
-Googles MTME Swerve, likes design. If it's accurate, I'll probably get him.
-Cosmos...COSMOS! Yes, he will be a must-have...assuming I actually find these guys at retail. Not exactly optimistic...
-Tailgate, I like the design in the comics, so this might be another addition to my collection.
-Sharpshot might be interesting, but I would prefer Hardshell. Maybe they'll get all three made in this scale?
-Deluxes tied to the Dark Cybertron comic series...can't say that I'm at all familiar with the comics, so this should be interesting.
-"Goldfire", aka Goldbug, depending on how they handle the gold deco, this might be worth getting.
-Dreadwing...kind of interesting, but I'll probably pass.
-Skids, nice surprise. Will probably pass on him though.
-Waspinator, nice to see I was wrong, and that he is getting a Deluxe. Good chance I'll get him, since I like the updated design. Hopefully it translates into toyform well.
-Skywarp, It's great to see he's getting a US release. Not sure if I'll get him, but...yeah, I probably will.
-Scoop...not familiar with character or design...Googles...that could be interesting.
-Deluxe Armada Starscream? Fuck yes, I'll be getting that.
-Double-Dealer...Blitzwing redeco...that could be interesting...I guess.
-The person writing is uber excited...WHAT IS IT!
-Voyager class Rhinox? Definitely a surprise, but I personally wouldn't have been THAT excited. Should be interesting to see how he turns out.
-Voyager Whirl, sounds good to me. Might be interesting depending on how he looks.
-No news on that Megatron repaint/retool of Grimlock...WTF?

Fan-Built-Bot:
-Autobot, jet, not all that surprising, or all that interesting yet.
-Wait for SDCC for anything more, not surprising either. Kinda surprised they had anything to show now.

Ok, apparently that was it, usually there's a send-off. There are a couple reveals I would love to know more about, but otherwise the coverage was great. I'd like to thank the people who made the live-coverage possible.

Overall I'm excited. Definitely more reveals than I was expecting. Though I'm saddened that there was absolutely no mention of anything Masterpiece. Not even the two coming out this year.

Edit: Sadly just realized the 30th Anniversary, BW Megatron, and G1 Ultra Magnus talk was all answers to questions about the Hall of Fame BS...
Grimlockimus
Just an idea to expect, this is what we got last Botcon as far as reveals go

MP-10 Optimus confirmation
Prime Kup, Rumble, Airachnid
Prime Dreadwing, Thundertron
FOC Kickback, Sideswipe, Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Fireflight
SDCC exclusives
FOC Soundwave + Soundblaster

Fingers crossed for something surprising
bossprime
Sooooooo excited.
MechaV
Gettin' hyped.

Settin' myself up for a fall.
x BlackMagnus x
Eric
Ok, Hasbro, you've got 50 minutes to impress me and give me a good reason to collect Transformers again.

Go.
soymonk
Gimme all dem Generations figures.
Crystal Convoy
Customizable Kreons? Hell yeah.
Taziir
Unicron Megs - I can't even imagine what that means!
MechaV
Cyberverse commander Bludgeon and new a Magnus mold?

DAMN IT I'm already in.
REMINATOR
UMagnus, new mold, yes!
bossprime
Of course the first deluxe is bumblebee.
fallen_revenge
Finally, show accurate figures! I can start collecting again!
Bountyan
Gee I sure can't wait for Black Shadow Bumblebee
Alucard77
What Magnus mold, in what set? Generations? I cannot see the update on my iPhone.
Eric
Good to know Hasbro's aware of the overly-complex transformations on some toys.
power3921
Prime, commander.
MechaV
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
What Magnus mold, in what set? Generations? I cannot see the update on my iPhone.
Cyberverse Commander.
Wheeljack_Prime
Wait, they thought the DOTM toys were too complicated? Shoot me now.
fallen_revenge
Easier transformstions. We're fucked.
Taziir
Long pause....
Eric
Oh goody, yet ANOTHER Bumblebee toy.
Grimlockimus
Whooo...more Bumblebee
Ribieconvoy
What's the point of doing up the inaccurate BH Bumblebee mold in accurate colors? The First Edition would be much more suited. In any case, can't wait to see that Commander Magnus, I've come to enjoy his character a LOT in Beast Hunters.
edgs2099
wtf, scaled up Legions for deluxes?!
Alucard77
So hasbros plan is to have activators from now on?
Angelwave
They must obviously want us to get sick of him.....as we haven't by now.........
power3921
This sounds concerning.
MechaV
Scaled up legions being sold as Deluxe toys.

I just can't get behind that, guys.
Eric
I'm sure this probably only applies to Prime toys.
edgs2099
So far, it looks like F-bomb the Prime line.
Grimlockimus
Upscaled legion toys? No thanks

Upscaled legion Predacon toys? Yes Please
soymonk
Wait... Deluxe Abominus Terrorcons?!?
Bountyan
This doesn't sound exciting at all. If they want simpler transformations go back to doing Animated quality toys.
jerryitus
I guess that's a good way to simplify transformations, but it's going to kill the aesthetics.
Rodentus prime
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
So hasbros plan is to have activators from now on?
and making upscaled knockoffs of their own legion figures - Thank goodness for third parties.
bossprime
I guess I won't be collecting prime in 2014.
fallen_revenge
Trransformers 4 figures better not be like up scaled cyber verse! Wait, what's the point of cyber verse now?
Mechafire
This sounds absolutely awful.
Deceptigtar
ugh these upscaled styled cyberverse sound terrible!
Angelwave
Legions of Legions............................
jerryitus
Still waiting for something exciting....
power3921
I really hope this only applies to Prime.
Alucard77
So far, so good... Money is safe in my wallet.
MechaV
I do like the idea we can have a huge Abominus now.

So...I dunno. I'd have to see these first, but the idea sounds really sleazy.

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