Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by pie125, Jul 16, 2018.
I'm loving everything so far about this. Haven't been more excited about Transformers in awhile (tho, that has more to do with me just doing other things and falling out of the loop for a bit )
Anyway, this movie and toyline has me stoked.
Wow...Nitro series are 7" figures. I'll hit that Optimus if it has full leg articulation(hard to tell but from some angles it looks like it might have knee joints)
I think the lightbar is simply a loose piece that plugs into the two rectangle slots on top of the car. The arms and legs are still full-on Barricade and don’t look anything like Hot Rod. Not really I’d count as retooling
Anyway, these toys look okay, I think. Not up to the same level as ‘regular’ toys, but a nice step back into the proper direction for the kids line. Very interested in seeing Studio Series versions!
Okay, please tell me that these aren't replacing a proper main toyline for Bumblebee... From what I've read before, it seems like this movie will have regular figures coming in the Studio Series line, but I'm still hoping for a regular line of just Bumblebee movie toys. I highly doubt that it'll happen and it really isn't much of a problem, but it'd be kinda weird if all the regular Bumblebee figures were part of Studio Series alone. Every other movie has had its own toyline, which Studio Series sort of pays tribute to with new figures of characters from those movies that are more directed at collectors than the original toys were. Hopefully, that Power Charge Bumblebee is like the Ultimate Bumblebee to a regular toyline of Bumblebee movie toys. That said, I miss the gimmicks that came with each of the first three live action movies' toylines. I kind of wish that the AOE and TLK toys had not been branded as Generations or Premier Edition and instead just went the same route that the toylines from the previous movies had gone. Maybe Bumblebee will change that, though. /end of nostalgia spew/ Now back to what we're seeing here, I wonder why the legion class figures are being renamed once again. I don't like that.
I feel like it's the latter, just because his toys in this line all seem to be retools/repaints of Dropkick's and Barricade's figures. Maybe it's the other way around, but there's less evidence that he is in the movie than there is for Barricade, and Dropkick is confirmed to be in the movie already. I could be wrong, though, and I think the best way for me to be wrong is if all three make it into the movie
Anyone else think it odd that they're doing Camaro Bee but not the Jeep form from the movie itself?
This is the main Bumblebee line. You said it yourself, the deluxes and voyagers will be in Studio Series because of the small number of characters. As far as Hasbro's concerned any of the gimmick lines are the main lines aimed at kids, while the series in the ongoing Generations line (and Premier Edition in the case of TLK) are the main collector lines. Because Generation or the cartoon lines don't go on hiatus when a movie line comes out they no longer try to make a year long line with off screen characters and random repaints. I'm not sure what type of figures they'd put in a non-gimmick non-generations line. As for the legions being renamed, it's only to bring the four size classes together under one line, as they can all interact with the 'cores' (even though the legion/speed figures can just tow them).
Asif they’ve reused the movie legends barricade mold...Twice!
Why does the Camaro form Bee have uncolored lights?
These look kinda bad
This might be the best legends Barricade yet
Yup I agree on Barricade
Actually bud, If you look at Hot Rod next to Drop Kick they are different car modes plus doesn't Hot Rod car look like one of the cars in the movie? Yes is the answer ur looking for
So are these going to be available at Toys'R'Us??
AOE Optimus Prime has a divide in the window. Only his newer AOE truck had that look your talking about. The whole point of Evasion Optimus was to give him the 1984 look which always had divided windows.
That was probably poor wording on my part. The Evasion truck has a divide, but not as prominent as the toys make it look. In the movie it's more like one long window with a thin black line down the middle (not actually sure if it's classified as one window or two), whereas the toy shows two very distinct windows with a gap between them.
Correct and now I know what you meant
Dropkick is "Blue Light 1" and we have a deluxe listing for "Blue Light" in the future SS releases, you can find it here:
Studio Series toy information and stock photos
Odd how Optimus, Barricade, Camaro Bumblebee and Hot Rod are so prominent in all four sizes, but there doesn't appear to be a size class that has both Dropkick and Shatter (assuming she's Red light). Though the presence of Bluelight 1 but no Bluelight 2 yet might mean there are more beyond these. I know you posted news about the numbers for each, but I'm wondering if that's just the couple of waves for 2018 and there will actually be another wave or two in early 2019.
The usual reason: to save money.
So are all we all thinking Shatter must be 'Red light'? If so, she's largely conspicuous by her absence.
She probably is, but we don't have a real confirmation at the moment.
yeah, the movie truck is a marmon, but the evasion toy is basically the g1 freightliner with the single smokestack of the marmon.
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