Botcon 2014 Hasbro Panel Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Matt_M, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Matt_M

    Matt_M Snarkabot

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    Time to put your guesses in stone, so you can rightly say "I told you so!" when your prediction comes to pass.

    I predict the reveal of Deluxe Chromia, Arcee, Hardhead, and at least one new Beast figure - maybe Blackarachnia. 3 total waves for the fall.

    Generations Voyagers - only one new mold, though I can't even begin to guess who.

    Movie toys - lots of Dinobot repaints in deluxe. At least one new toy type, which will have allow them to sell another version of OP, Drift, etc.
     
  2. kaijuguy19

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    I think it's likely we'll see Generations Arcee,chromia,Hardhead,Brainstorm and Leader Megatron for sure.

    As for the rest I'm hoping we'll see a Deluxe Blackarachnia among them.
     
  3. ssjkazer

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    As above.

    We will see the last of aoe toys.

    Probly get to see prototype picture like we did the prime line of the next show.

    Hopeing we see more classics past arcee wave maybe another classics reboot to trick stores
     
  4. knoted

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    Generations Voyagers : I hope they move on to the G1 years 87 and 88 : Dreadwind & Darkwing, Mindwipe, Fangry etc.

    Movie toys : I need to see the Lockdown Hasbro version
    Hopefully, there will be a "Human Alliance" Galvatron....
     
  5. Matt_M

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    Oh man, what I would do for a new Apeface or Snapdragon.

    And, although it will never happen, I'd love to see a Voyager RiD Megatron, with retool into Hun-Grrr. None of my wishes will come true, though. LOL
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

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    No love for Generations Leader Megatron? I'd bet 2 bits he's their "big reveal" at the end.
     
  7. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Moderator News Staff

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    This is probably given, as well as the rest of the movie line for this year. I'm praying for an updated movie Jazz.
     
  8. primushatesyou

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    I'm hoping for some more Armada love!
     
  9. EightiesKid

    EightiesKid G1 archivist

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    Titan class Trypticon? Anyone?

    Ah, oh well. One can dream.
     
  10. Calabask

    Calabask Waspinator Cultist

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    I predict we will see a further in reduction in size to the generations line that they said wouldn't happen and an announcement that the price on them will increase a dollar or two to make up for "the economy" and the "price of plastics." And also a further reduction in quality. Which may not be officially spoken about, but will be seen in the pictures of the new toys themselves. Because doing right by the consumer and collector doesn't appeal to Hasbros "massive profits margins, no matter the cost to the consumer" policy.
     
  11. Calabask

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    All in all, I expect the Third Party Panel at TFCon to be more exciting than the Hasbro Panel at Botcon. At least with 3rd Parties I'm assured quality products not shit. <.< I wish Takara came to Botcon. ;_;
     
  12. grimlock1972

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    My guess would be :

    1. reveals of the remaining known generations deluxes

    2. announcement of a few more generations figures

    3. either a reveal of the leader class megatron thats rumored to be shipping with Jetfire or dispelling the rumor.

    4. reveals of the last of the Aoe figures

    5. hopefully a few surprises we do not see comming.

    6. announcement of what Mps will see a US release beyond what we already know.
     
  13. Grimlock_13

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    Hopefully more Generations reveals and more AoE Dinobots. That's...pretty much all I'd care about.
     
  14. Dormamu

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    All Cyberverse styled figures will now be called Voyager class, and will cost 24.99 retail.

    Wait....that's not new.

    Yeah, I would expect a bunch of shadowy pictures of the remaining Generations stuff for 2014 shoehorned into their 'Tepid Thirty' line.
     
  15. EightiesKid

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    I think Takara does sometime have employees there actually. I've run into a few folks at prior Botcons - Japanese folks with some professional id's asking for directions and info about where to go. I haven't seen them do any presentations, but I'm guessing that they are there in collaboration with the Hasbro team. Maybe they are part of some exchange program with Hasbro, but I am pretty sure they are Takara employees.
     
  16. Mizzinno

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    Im hoping that leader Megatron will be Armada...
     
  17. salmonman78

    salmonman78 That's MR. Magnus to you all...

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    You aren't the only one, this is a figure I would gladly save up over a couple checks and not tell the wife until he is standing next to Metroplex.

    1 Titan a year or every other year would be great and not too budget breaking for collectors or Hasbro I would think.
     
  18. JediFlaherty

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    Autobot Megatron!
     
  19. transmasterc

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    Yeah, Metroplex needs his Decepticon counterpart. Metro is rather lonely.
     
  20. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Searching for the Infin-Honey Stones

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    Obviouslies: Generations Chromia, Arcee, Hardhead, Brainstorm, Leader Megatron, AOE Stinger

    Possiblies: AOE Hot Shot (like Mercedeswave, they might to keep that under wraps until the movie's out)

    Wishful Thinking: Generations Impactor, Twin Twist, Topspin (so that everyone from that Ruination set has a legitimate toy instead of a headslap), Chromedome, Highbrow, Getaway, Riptide, Nautica, more BW characters (including a Cheetor redo and a more Henkei-like Dinobot), more AOE Dinobots (especially an Ankylosaurus)