New Line Next Year: WFC?? Micro/Battlemasters, 2019 MPM & Studio Series Info

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by catz, May 10, 2018.

  1. Windsweeper II

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    There's still Apeface and Snapdragon.
    A voyager Shockwave.
    Sureshot, pointblank, Crosshairs.
    Needlenose, Spinister, Quake, Scoop, Star Saber, Deathsaurus, a Liokaiser worth buying, Reflector.
    And loads more.
    And I hope we get a new Sideswipe Red Alert and Tracks.
     
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    I hope we do get a new Sideswipe. His last toy (not including the Masterpiece toy) was nearly 10 years ago.
     
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    Of those, I think Sureshot, pointblank, Crosshairs for sure as I think Battlemasters are going to be Targetmaster-ish.

    Shockwave makes sense as I can see a Battlemaster forming his blaster hand. I'd love to see a retool of TR Astrotrain as Galaxy Shuttle. Also, voyagers Sonic Bomber and Roadfire would be sweet.

    Needlenose, Spinister, Quake seem awfully iffy to me. We already got Quake in Titans Return and the other two were in the poll (of which there isn't any precedent that unpicked poll options have gotten figure slots).

    Scoop, despite his shoulders, has a decent rendition already as well. Landfill and Quickmix MIGHT have a shot, though.

    If the gimmick also involves Micromasters, I can see Star Saber being worked in possibly. But I'd honestly rather see Dia Atlas, Star Convoy and Sky Garry in the leader class slots. Not using those during a Micromaster gimmick line would feel like a missed opportunity.

    And Metrotitan feels like a must in a Micromaster line. But with Trypticon being shoehorned into a Headmaster line, I guess Hasbro probably won't care and we'll end up with a Headmaster-less Scorponok...if they even plan for a titan-class next year.
     
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  4. Music

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    Well damn, those are a lot more movie toys than I was expecting. I'm glad to see SS continue as we've seen fantastic figures come out of the line.

    As for the Leaders, I'm guessing we'll probably be seeing Jetfire but what else? There are not a lot more options left if we're talking about popular characters larger than Optimus. Demolisher perhaps?
     
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    Which is fine if they're Leader Class Fort Max and Scorponok and/or Black Zarak.
     
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    I'm not worrying about that yet. It wouldn't shock me if they move the yearly Titan from summer to winter for the same reason they're moving to winter line launches. I'd guess that WFC1 doesn't get one but we get one at the start of WFC2/end of WFC1 for 2019 and they'll continue the "titan launches a line at Christmas" from here on out
     
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  7. optimusmegas

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    interesting....i thought micromasters and battlemasters were going to be the same thing...but now that they're not i really can't wait to get some reveals
     
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    So, much to the relief of many, I'm sure, the blind-bagged figurines are the Botbots (still an incredibly dumb name, even by TF standards), and are not part of the new WFC trilogy.
     
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    Ah yes, Grindor is pretty much expected. A Leader Scorn would be fantastic! Though, I was secretly hoping for a Leader Constructicon.
     
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    My speculation is TF1 Starscream and just a TF2 Starscream repaint. Hope I'm wrong though, but my brain knows better to hope in this time and age. TLK still haunts me.......
     
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    Leader Mad Maxatron please.
     
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    It's going to be 1 year. Hasbro already said in they had plans going up to 2021 last year. So 2019, 2020, 2021 is exactly 1 year for each line.
     
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    A Leader Scorn with an accurate paint job would be amazing. I’d settle for Voyager Slug and Strafe, though.

    Leader class characters have been Optimus, Megs, Galvatron, The Fallen, Long Haul (just look at how big he is), Jetfire, Shockwave, and Sentinel. I’m gonna guess that we get Jetfire and Sentinel, and hope for Shockwave and Scorn.

    Eleven ish deluxe opens a lot of good possibilities. I’m sure we’ll get a modern Bumblebee and a Barricade. As for guesses, I’ll go with Que, Leadfoot, Top Spin, Roadbuster, Jolt, Sideways, Mohawk, Hatchet, DOTM Soundwave, and maaaaaaaybe Mirage.

    Six voyagers - I’ll bet Slug and Strafe, TF1 Megatron, Scrapper, and Onslaught. Shockwave is probably a safe bet for Voyager over Leader.

    Demolishor is a Supreme sized character, but I imagine he’d be a Leader class figure. Devastator is still the definitive Supreme character. It’d be an impossible dream if we somehow got all the Constructicons and they combined and weren’t pieces of crap for it.
     
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    I'd rather they were blind-boxed Micromaster repaints. But I strongly suspected they were just more Tiny Turbo Changers or something else in that vein.
     
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    Fingers crossed, they could just upscale the voyager. Though it's probably more likely they'd just repaint it :( 

    I'd say most of those will be voyagers given the scale they're using, and how Optimus and Megatron are both already voyagers. Jetfire and/or a Long Haul and Demolishor/Scavenger seem to fit into the leader class scale-wise.
     
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    BTW, something just occurred to me. By having the Studio Series and Evergreen lines run concurrent, Hasbro can use the traditional Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron, etc. names there while the Generations (proper) line can concentrate on the more obscure names for characters. No more need to shoehorn Optimus and Megatron into every CHUG subline.
     
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  17. Mr. Chaos

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    Nice to see Studio Series getting a nice size push

    EDIT: My predictions for Studio Series:

    Deluxes: DOTM Soundwave, ROTF Sideswipe, Que, Mirage, Armored Roadbuster, Maybe Jolt, One of the Bumblebee Movie characters
    Voyagers: Ice Cream Truck Skids and Mudflap, Rotf Soundwave,One of the Bumblebee Movie Characters
    Leaders: Jetfire, Fallen
     
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  18. GrimLocke

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    BotBots sounds a whole lot like BotShots, but they’re probably more like the Tiny Turbo Chargers.

    Moreover, it makes me think of wee figures that sit on top of bottle caps, or little bases as drink coasters :p 

    Also, just one more thing that leads me to yearn for a revival of MicroMachines’ ZBots :oops: 
     
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    So another thought re: the switch to 12 month lines - it actually could ALSO be a way to head off the whole dreaded "end of line fatigue" thing we see a lot.

    The whole reason we get product refreshes is retailers want NEW stuff. I know from my own experience, waves 5-6 tend to be the hardest to find as they tend to come out after the shelf saturation point has hit and when retailers are starting to look at ordering the next thing.
     
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    To be honest I'm glad they are going with shorter lines, it makes things more interesting, if you don't want to be submerged only by combiners or headmasters...

    I didn't have the time to read all the answers here, but if they ruin the only great stuff in the Generation line (IMO)which is the Legend class I'm out and I'll be focusing 100% on the Studio Series.
     
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