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UK Toy Fair 2013 To Feature Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters Toyline

Posted on 01-12-2013 at 12:14 PM by SilverOptimus under Toy Fair
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Every year, the 1st quarter brings joy for toy collectors worldwide. There's a very good reason for this; Toy Fairs are happening all over the world.

One of the earliest fairs is the UK Toy Fair and this year it's no exception. UK Toy Fair 2013 is just around the corner, held from 22nd to 24th January at the Olympia Grand Hall, London.

UK toy companies are busy these days, posting articles and newspaper advertisements to promote their products showcasing at the upcoming event. Hasbro UK is doing it too. TFW2005 found two small articles dedicated what to expect at the UK Toy Fair. They feature possible Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters European Toyline Release Schedules. Of course these are vague statements to promote the upcoming line and may vary. Also, Hasbro UK is the main distributor for our German fans as well. They didn't forget to mention when Germany can expect to see the Beast Hunters line.

Regarding UK Toy Fair 2013:
"Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters will be the touchstone for the award winning animated series from Hasbro Studios, with new action figures due to roll out in Spring 2013."

A similar statement was also made for Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nürnberg 2013:
"Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters will be the touchstone for the award winning animated series from Hasbro Studios, as new action figures will be launched in June 2013."

If you come across such advertisements and articles, feel free to share with us.

Stick with TFW2005 for more info on UK Toy Fair 2013 and Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters Toyline as we get them.
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JAYSCREAM
SPRING?????? THATS ANOTHER 2 MONTHS AWAY!!!!!!
SilverOptimus
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SPRING?????? THATS ANOTHER 2 MONTHS AWAY!!!!!!
As I said... "vague statements"; The line may come early than what was told.
miscreant
UK Toyfair = Shorthand for 'No public photos before New York Toy Fair.'
Fort Max
Generations plz.
SilverOptimus
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UK Toyfair = Shorthand for 'No public photos before New York Toy Fair.'
I see what you did there...
YoungPrime
Beastwars???

Is that all?

What about the 40 Generations figures and a mule they promised.....?

(sigh) Not everyone cares about that Prime stuff
Transbot90210
This is the Con that comes out with cool info but is very good at making sure zero pictures come from it. Then we all suffer and wait a few weeks until NYTF. Fun times.
YoungPrime
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This is the Con that comes out with cool info but is very good at making sure zero pictures come from it. Then we all suffer and wait a few weeks until NYTF. Fun times.
So it's like a gossip column...great.
RedAlert Rescue
There's no reason "NOT" to show Beast Hunters when at least a modest portion of it will be out before any of the Toyfairs anyway.

I'm kind of curious if Hasbro (and some others) have any plans to release any new Boys Brands of any real stand out merit as it's been a very long time now since anything has come along that's got me very excited.

Sure I can see some merit in some modern lines but \I'm looking for something genuinely fun and collectable with it's own Distinct play pattern. and not just Build brick sets, Toy cars, and fairly banal Action Figures.

I'm looking for things with the Transformation play pattern with mix and match potential and visual interest. features that were very common in the 80's and 90's and a bit thin on the ground these days.

In a way it's a bit like when all those fairly static Kenner Action Figure lines like Aliens/Batman/Terminator/Predator were out - they were just pretty basic action figures sure some had some merit and I remain very fond of Kenners Aliens and Jurrasic Park lines in particular.

But They don't have that unique selling point and unique play pattern that things like Starcom, MASK, Centrurions, Microman/Micronauts even Air Raiders had.

I'm not against Action Figures at all really - it's that isn't all I want to see.

I'm so lacking for something fun an quirky i'm even considering buying Mix and Match Hotwheels car toys as at least they contain some of those similar elements to brands like Parasites,RoadBlasters or Wheeled Warriors. Though maybe I might just car boot them if they show up.

I would be a bit hesitant that Hasbro are smart enough to handle Brands like Micronauts or MASK properly though. perhaps the only way Mask can be done right is as a Masterpiece line.

P.S.

I do wonder too if the New Gi Joe toy line might actually get released in the UK now after the Movie was delayed ?

And Oh.. Yes I'd nearly forgotten about the high number of Generations figures they hyped.

I have been wondering about if they might do figures based on the other TF Videogames though especially as some of the designs look quite saleable. And We've not had very much hugely exciting mentioned since Starscream came out. (unless you count Takara's Ratbat).
PrimusVsUnicron
Sol Fury better get some pics when the UK Toy Fair comes
Sol Fury
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So it's like a gossip column...great.
Hasbro US usually calls the shots on what can and cannot be shown anyway, and yes, usually it's no photos allowed.

The main event is in February. That's the one to watch.

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Sol Fury better get some pics when the UK Toy Fair comes
I won't be attending sadly, and even if I were, no photos would be allowed.
Ravenxl7
I'll be nice to read about the stuff. Helps with the wait for the New York Toy Fair. I am looking forward to whatever Hasbro reveals for this year's Transformers, but I have to admit, there's at least a couple of other lines that I'm more excited about (TMNT and Star Trek being the main two).

February tenth can't come soon enough...though we might get some preview images the week before...
lars573
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Sol Fury better get some pics when the UK Toy Fair comes
Correct me if I'm wrong but being caught taking photos will result in you being shown the door and told not to come back.
Sideswipe80
I hope there is Ninja Turtles stuff there.
RedAlert Rescue
Easier taking photos now on a pad as it's even less obvious than a phone.

Silly really when they've had a no photo rule but then had film crews in there too. I notice most of the Asian shows have a no photo rule too which people do seem to completely ignore.

If they were being sensible about it they'd have a separate area for new lines with no photos and encourage people to snap away in the open area.

But since it's Hasbro UK I suspect they'd only show wave 1 and 2 anyway and at best we'd see maybe the odd new Legion, the New Weaponizers and maybe Voyager wave 2.

I'd be interested to see if they will actually bother to push Botshots and Rescue Bots at all as some shows have handled those things in a very poor way.
Autovolt 127
What's the point of a toy show if you can't take any pics of it.

Is it so the New York Toy Fair gains better attraction.
Ravenxl7
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
What's the point of a toy show if you can't take any pics of it.

Is it so the New York Toy Fair gains better attraction.
The whole point to these Toy Fairs, is for toy companies to show off their product for the next year to retailers. As for the no pictures thing, that's specifically a Hasbro thing (something other companies have adopted), and it is basically to let the New York one remain the big spectacle.
Shockscream
Well, I'd imagine if it's anything like past years, when those that were present tell others about what was seen at the show very few people will believe it. Until New York when they're proved accurate. In short, prepare your "useless without pics" comments, you'll need them I'm sure!
lars573
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Easier taking photos now on a pad as it's even less obvious than a phone.
You know that ever since cameras became ubiquitous on phones you can't even get in the door at a no photo event without checking your phone/laptop/pad/anything with a camera in it right?
TF@TM
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
What's the point of a toy show if you can't take any pics of it.

Is it so the New York Toy Fair gains better attraction.
You do realise that the British Toy Fair is trade and traditional press only with the Hasbro stand normally needing an appointment booked via your rep in advance in order to be shown around the "back room" where they have most of the goods. They check for leaked photographs during the day which is why they closed their back room when the G.I.Joe movie cards were leaked a few years back.

It use to be easier to get a press pass but they have tightened up on that now and Hasbro tightened up on who they will allow to see the backroom so not even all retailers can get in.

There will also be some Transformers talking plushes shown at the show as well on other stands as well as new licensed games
griffin-of-oz
There should be new Generations toys on display, now that FOC has passed and Hasbro rushed out the FOC toys... some up to 3 months ahead of their original release dates.
miscreant
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There should be new Generations toys on display, now that FOC has passed and Hasbro rushed out the FOC toys... some up to 3 months ahead of their original release dates.

Have we seen that version of Prime before?

Becsause i dont' recognise it.
jackgaughan
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There should be new Generations toys on display, now that FOC has passed and Hasbro rushed out the FOC toys... some up to 3 months ahead of their original release dates.
That is one sexy design, it'll never be seen as a toy.
Transbot90210
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Originally Posted by griffin-of-oz View Post
There should be new Generations toys on display, now that FOC has passed and Hasbro rushed out the FOC toys... some up to 3 months ahead of their original release dates.
OK that picture is 100% new to me and with a rocking Prime. Also, it appears that something is going on with the gun, more than just being a one solid piece of plastic gun.

*edit* The more I look at the gun I see blue parts and something that can be the 6 wheels. I think this Prime is drawn with a Roller that transforms into his gun. I really hope this is box art for a new Classics Prime vs just a random promotional drawing (which they are not really known to do)

Oh let them return to Classics and give us the damn Trailbreaker and Hoist. I really miss collecting official Classics figures, I would venture to say that that is the line that Hasbro has the most wins in.
Ravenxl7
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Originally Posted by griffin-of-oz View Post
There should be new Generations toys on display, now that FOC has passed and Hasbro rushed out the FOC toys... some up to 3 months ahead of their original release dates.
That's one interesting looking Optimus Prime. I wonder how it'll translate into toy-form, and what size-class it'll be. I'm also curious to see what's all going on with that gun. Should be interesting to see what all get's revealed for Generations.
Mechafire
Oh shit

Is that

Is that

Is that IDW Optimus? Because it sure looks like it to me.
Fort Max
YES! I knew they couldn't just be relying on beast Hunters this year and that is a bitching looking prime!
TriBlurr
Yeah, looks like IDW Prime......the gun screams "toy-design" though.

If this and Stealth Bomber Megatron are the next wave of Generations Voyagers....sign me up.
Transbot90210
I'm going to post this here because I don't think people are seeing the link to it and this is HUGE NEWS (ps griffin of oz needs a newscredit)

Ultra Brevis
I'd buy that.
Autovolt 127
The New York Toy Fair can not come any sooner.
RedAlert Rescue
I think sometimes things leak before New York Toyfair even if UK Toyfair is a dam squib that perhaps isn't even worth having any longer and is perhaps best move to a decent European venue rather than try to seriously maintain a proper show in a country of increasingly diminishing importance like the UK.. especially when Hasbro Europe (in France now) has primacy over UK Hasbro and Germany's toy show is probably better run and more likely to attract international visitors due to it's more central location anyway besides if they can't show anything they must be loosing sales and to be honest if the UK retailers got off their backside and went to the US we'd all get more interesting toys in the stores in the UK anyway. The only thing I can say about the UK Toyfair is at least it is corporate to not be as flooded with twee wooden toys, Trainsets, collectors dolls and other niche items as some of the European ones sometimes are.

But I think the UK Toyfair just like UK Hasbro is long past it's (Pardon the pun) 'Prime'
fallen_revenge
Can we expect to see coverage by tomorrow?
scubaboy31
All I want from UK Toy Fair is for someone to tell us when our damn MP-10s will be released here. It's taking the piss now.
TigerBlade
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All I want from UK Toy Fair is for someone to tell us when our damn MP-10s will be released here. It's taking the piss now.
This.
TriBlurr
I imagine we should hear something over the next couple of days. If not pics, then at least a description of what was on show. Hopefully anyway.
griffin-of-oz
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That is one sexy design, it'll never be seen as a toy.
hmmm....
Transformers Generations Toy Fair 2013 Legends Official Images - Transformers News - TFW2005

Just a shame that great bit of artwork wasn't for a larger size toy.

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