SDCC 2013 - Hasbro reps confirm identities of Predacons appearing in TV movie

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jalaguy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Jalaguy

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    I've posted this in a TFP forum discussion thread but the news doesn't seem to have spread around.

    Triblurr, a user here and on the Allspark, is at SDCC and has received confirmation from the Hasbro booth there that the two Predacons appearing in Predacons Rising, as seen in the preview clip, are Skylynx and Darksteel, the two Predacons from the Target-exclusive Predacons Rising subline.

    Triblurr's post can be found here:

    Predacon Frustration! - The Allspark Forums
     
  2. Purple Heart

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    YES I KNEW IT WAS SKYLINX!!!
    But hows that darksteel? what about vertebreak?
     
  3. Jalaguy

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    Vertebreak was never officially confirmed. I think it was just TFW's liveblogger asking a friend to try and identify the Predacons, and they (quite understandably) mistook Skylynx's bulked up robot mode for Vertebreak's.
     
  4. st.ranger

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    So from all that useless predacons figures, only Target exclusive will be in show? Nice product placement.
     
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    So much for the potential Grimwing noble stuff. Guess all the Predacons in Shockwave's lab were really killed after all.
     
  6. Feralstorm

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    You'd think there could at least be room for repaints in there. They did it for Skyquake and Dreadwing.
     
  7. Jalaguy

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    I'll throw up some comparisons whilst I'm here:

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    There's noticeable differences between the toy and show designs, which is likely because, apparently, the show models were interpreted from the toys, rather than toys being made of show models, which has been the previous norm for TFP. The robot mode heads especially look way more Prime-y than the toys' originals.
     
  8. MechaV

    MechaV Not as bad as you think.

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    Well that's a good way to justify buying two repaints.
     
  9. Anguirus

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    I know right? That's one of those things that's just fairly obnoxious. Like having the mainline Bruticus be an "Energon" homage and the real deal be super-exclusive.

    Anyway no big deal, I even have Skylynx already (not sure if I'll try and swap out my Grimwing for a Darksteel) but I liked when I thought they were Grimwing and Vertebreak because those are honestly much better names.
     
  10. ErbFan28

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    No Grimwing.. Damn, I was hoping for a Dinobot-esque character in the Pred ranks.
     
  11. kaijuguy19

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    Glad to know the identitys of the two Preds. I'm guessing they'll be the two other Predacons in the movie. I think I'll get these two instead of Sky Stalker and Grimwing.
     
  12. Flexx Ark

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    I'm glad I held off as well. Not into the Predacons overall, but I will bite on characters in the show.
     
  13. Noideaforaname

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    So they made the skinny guy chunky and the chunky guy skinny?

    This whole Beast Hunters thing has been such a disappointing mess.
     
  14. Grimlockimus

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    Was gonna pass on Darksteel, but I guess I can't do that now XD

    Still gotta wonder how they came into being. I really hope they don't make that old "Well they survived all along" thing.
     
  15. kaijuguy19

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    Well to be fair Predaking does have some of Grimwing's character traits somewhat so it would get a little reduntant if we had yet another honour bound villain like Dreadwing and Predaking.
     
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    seriously. these guys really don't look like the toys. not to mention these are target exclusive redecoes of mass retail toys... sorry about all those other predacons you guys bought, the only two in the show are hard to find exclusives that barely resemble the show.
     
  17. Macross7

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    It makes more sense for the ones in Predacon's rising to be the Target guys. They will be in stores when the movie is released. All the ones out now will probably no longer be in stores.

    LOL at people bitching that their toys aren't going to be in the show. What happened to all the people nerdgasming over the fact that there are transforming dragon toys? Guess they really weren't into them unless they were in a show?

    They must not have bought a single deluxe Beast Hunters toy and liked it besides Smokescreen since none of the toys have been in the show except Smokescreen. Show producers resisited the need to alter every character in the show to match the new toys.
     
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    I intended to buy all the Predicons anyway and to skip the Target exclusives. So it turns out I will be buying two extra figures.

    I am a big fan of Grimwing so two of his mould is no big loss.
     
  19. Risko_Vinsheen

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    Already planned to get them all. I like having an army of techno-dragons. Show accuracy be damned.
     
  20. AAarcher221

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    So the American Flag and the Nerf gun are the ones in the show?

    Well, looks like I'm hunting myself some Target exclusives.