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UK Toy Fair 2013 Roundup

Posted on 01-23-2013 at 04:11 PM by Sol Fury under Toy Fair
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The UK Toy Fair 2012 is in full swing, with a few bits of new product news and some updates about the release status of Transformers in the UK. Macula of Fullmetalhero has posted news from the event, and here is a summary of the key items Hasbro had on show:
  • There will be a new size class in Beast Hunters - Ultimate class. Expected to be around Leader size, the first two releases are Dragon Disk Optimus Prime and Predaking. Predaking is the larger one we saw images of at the New York Toy Fair (attached to this story for reference)
  • There will also be a five pack of Legion class Predacons. No other details available as yet.
  • UK release news - Beast Hunters will be released in the UK in May, with the expectation that three waves will be released between then and the end of the year.
  • UK release of Masterpiece Optimus Prime is "in Toys R Us' hands"


Keep tuned to TFW for news in February from the US Toy Fair, which should include all the above - with pictures - and lots more!
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Shockscream
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Sideways77
Ultimate?

Is that between Supreme and Leader?
Anguirus
Thank you! NEWWWWS

Ultimate is a "normal" size class now eh? Optimus looks less fun without the jet pack (and the cheesy product name is a turnoff). Want to like Predaking but WHAT is the robot mode holding?

Wondering why the 5-pack of Legions got a callout and what the "theme" if any is. More G1 fan service?
Goldlock
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Originally Posted by Sideways77 View Post
Ultimate?

Is that between Supreme and Leader?
Seems like it might be...it's better than Weaponizers at any rate!
Goldlock
Haha, we posted this news almost exactly the same time Shockscream...great minds...
Stygian360
Can anyone please mirror the various UK Toy Fair pics here? Can't see youtube, Facebook, or Full Metal Hero behind work firewall. Thanks!
NemiMonkey
Why does Prime have such a tiny head?
Ra88
Predaking looks cool (hopefully the wings move higher up), but that Optimus is just atrocious. Looks like his torso is just the cab, unchanged.
Goldlock
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Originally Posted by NemiMonkey View Post
Why does Prime have such a tiny head?
It's about the same size in relation to his body on the CV and Voyager really.


Mirrored pics now too in the first post!
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Ra88 View Post
Predaking looks cool (hopefully the wings move higher up), but that Optimus is just atrocious. Looks like his torso is just the cab, unchanged.
I'm curious if that's just how Predaking's designed though- the Voyager's wings also sit that far down.
Soundwinder
The Legion Predicons have my interest more than anything else. If they combine, then amazing. If not, then still interesting (I believe Sinnertwin is the only Legion we know of).
Star Saber
Hm does Prime still have that ugly face?
miscreant
So.......no Dinobots then eh?
fallen_revenge
The return of Leader class figures?
netkid
YES! Finally, some PRIME toys I actually want to buy!
General Tekno
Here's an interesting observation though - Ultimate Prime STILL has green-tinted windows, like the Voyager.

Makes me wonder if that's indeed his new design - or, if it's something like them rebuilding him using Synth-En. Thus the green eyes/windows, and the more psychopathic design - Synth-En would actually be a decent enough explanation to turn TFP Prime into Movieverse Prime personalitywise.
Calabask
I sense that Predaking is horribly mistransformed.
megatroptimus
Kickass!
Sideswipe80
I like the voyager predaking better.
Yaujta
Predaking will be bought on sight. No questions asked.
The Bucket Kitten
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Originally Posted by Sideswipe80 View Post
I like the voyager predaking better.
This, something about the bigger Predaking doesn't look right to me.
Ra88
I think it's because the voyager version has a lot better legs and arms. Especially the legs. I love the massive shin guards on the voyager, and the bigger version really misses out on not having them. The dragon mode is easily better, though.

EDIT: Oh, shoulders too. Both of those would look better if they had massive shoulders like their smaller versions.
NemiMonkey
Oh please let some of the legion figures be more Terrocon homages.
shroobmaster
Oh boy OHOHOH BOOOY

I WANT ME SOME of that Predaking for sure!
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Ra88 View Post
I think it's because the voyager version has a lot better legs and arms. Especially the legs. I love the massive shin guards on the voyager, and the bigger version really misses out on not having them. The dragon mode is easily better, though.

EDIT: Oh, shoulders too. Both of those would look better if they had massive shoulders like their smaller versions.
I think that the Ultimate actually has the massive shinguards - they're the black pieces that rise up and cover the thighs, which are painted.

It's just that these shinguards aren't cast in orange plastic.
NemiMonkey
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Originally Posted by Goldlock View Post
It's about the same size in relation to his body on the CV and Voyager really.


Mirrored pics now too in the first post!
No there is definitely something off between the relative size of his chest and legs in comparison to his head. It looks as if it's some sort of armor add on or something to that effect even though that's not the case.

Even with his arms not properly transformed there is something odd about thos proportions.
Deceptigtar
Pics kind of suck
Bountyan
Might get Predaking, need to see reviews. Optimus Prime looks dumb and I'm 99% sure I'm passing. Don't need another Prime Optimus because FE Optimus is already damn near perfection.
Nightrain
Predaking has potential depending on better pics. Better pics aren't saving that Optimus though.
ex dtw2003
Can someone please mirror the FMH pics as that site is blocked for me.
SnypPrime
That Predaking is beautiful. The black on the edge of the wings makes a HUGE difference. Also, Cyberverse Predicon 5 pack is bought on sight.

I didn't like Optimus until I looked at his back.

Images removed at Hasbro request

Yeeessss...
Goldlock
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Originally Posted by NemiMonkey View Post
No there is definitely something off between the relative size of his chest and legs in comparison to his head. It looks as if it's some sort of armor add on or something to that effect even though that's not the case.

Even with his arms not properly transformed there is something odd about thos proportions.
There is definitely something off with the proportions, but i've got the Voyager in hand right here, and he's got the same problem.
harrismonkey
I'll probably get the Ultimate Predaking. Bothers me a bit that I can't identify a head anywhere in the bot mode. But presumably that won't be an issue when better pictures follow. The dragon is certainly interesting!
ssjkazer
Looks good from what i can see
Josh
Prime looks so bloated xD
lord ginrai
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Originally Posted by SnypPrime View Post
That Predaking is beautiful. The black on the edge of the wings makes a HUGE difference. Also, Cyberverse Predicon 5 pack is bought on sight.

I didn't like Optimus until I looked at his back.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8229/8...b469cde8d7.jpg
Yeeessss...
That's the first thing I thought of too.
Mechafire
Hope they are dramatically mistransformed, because they look pretty awful.
Noideaforaname
"Ultimate" Optimus and Predaking don't really look more interesting than their Voyager or even Cyberverse counterparts, but I'm curious as to who those 5 Legion Predacons are.
jackgaughan
Most odd that the more expensive versions of the figures are less impressive than the Voyagers, looks like I'll be saving money on them and be buying the voyagers!
Starscream NZ
Since they specifically mentioned 5 Beat Cyberverse figures, and the hint that there was a real good reason to get them all.....could it be a combiner of sorts? Prime Abominus perhaps? Or Monstructor?
shroobmaster
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Originally Posted by Deceptigtar View Post
Pics kind of suck
To be fair the pics are sneaky-taken cellphone quick snapshots.

Photos are not allowed at UK Toy Fair.
Gilgamesh
Looking good, particularly Predaking (I'll still buy both Predakings I think). We need better pictures however.

Holy shit that giant meat cleaver on Prime... looks pretty good actually.
Dinobot747
I'll await clearer pics before I pass a final judgement, but it looks like I'll be buying Voyager Predaking.
soundwaverulls
Ohgoddamit! Ultimate?! Come on HASBRO. I want to support Decepticons getting bigger toys but that's ridiculous.

Looks like I'm sticking with the Voyager.
GreyFox787
I guess I'm one of the few that thinks both these and the Voyagers look atrocious...
Dinobot Nuva
Wonder what goes between the "Dragon" and "Optimus Prime" on Prime's packaging. Wait and see on the Ultimates (prolly passes since I'm not too into the Voyagers), curious about the 5 pack of Predacons and if its a UK exclusive or not.
Goldlock
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Originally Posted by Dinobot Nuva View Post
Wonder what goes between the "Dragon" and "Optimus Prime" on Prime's packaging. Wait and see on the Ultimates (prolly passes since I'm not too into the Voyagers), curious about the 5 pack of Predacons and if its a UK exclusive or not.
Apparently Optimus' Prefix is 'Dragon Disk' - must be the thing on his back. Makes you wonder what Prime will be lugging around on the show though, with the CV having nothing, the Voyager having wings, and this thing having an accessorized hula-hoop?

The Pred-pack can't be a UK exclusive (we don't get that much recognition), because it's getting the proper reveal at NY Toy Fair.
UltimusPrime
Why are the pics being removed? We have already seen Predaking Ultra Class figure.

Pics mirrored here:

UK Toy Fair 2013 - First Looks at Beast Hunters Ultimate Class Prime and Predaking Images Transformers News Reviews Movies Comics and Toys
bellpeppers
Only 2 pics, huh?
Optimus don't look too bad.

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