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We just received the following press release from Hasbro. Time to get excited, Transformers fans! In just a few days, all stores should be selling the first new items from TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, and Hasbro wants you to join in the fun on social media and the various apps! Read on? for details on how you can participate.
HASBRO KICKS OFF “REVEAL YOUR SHIELD” TRANSFORMERS CELEBRATION
Treating Fans to Five Days of Exclusive TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Content and Product Reveals
PAWTUCKET, R.I., April 20 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), announced “REVEAL YOUR SHIELD,” a TRANSFORMERS celebration that will offer fans five days of TRANSFORMERS content and product reveals, beginning on April 24th with the release of Hasbro’s first wave of toys and consumer products inspired by the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT film. Throughout the week fans will be encouraged to “reveal theirshield,” using social media, TRANSFORMERS.COM or the official TRANSFORMERS mobile app to declare their allegiance to the Autobots or Decepticons.
The REVEAL YOUR SHIELD program kicks off with new content inspired by TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT on TRANSFORMERS digital and social channels, a video featuring a new BARRICADE action figure, and the release of on-sale dates for some of the exciting products from Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT line. And the action won’t stop there – fans should stay tuned throughout the week for celebrations and a few surprises that will appear on TRANSFORMERS social channels, as well as new games and activities coming to Transformers.com and in the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT App.
“The TRANSFORMERS brand is one of the most recognizable franchises in the world, and 2017 is a massive year for the Autobots and Decepticons,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President of the TRANSFORMERS franchise at Hasbro. “Our REVEAL YOUR SHIELD fan celebration will deliver a week’s worth of TRANSFORMERS content, including new material inspired by the upcoming film, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT. The movie is the biggest TRANSFORMERS adventure yet, and REVEAL YOUR SHIELD is the perfect way for fans to get in on the action before it arrives in theaters on June 23rd.”
To “REVEAL YOUR SHIELD” and see all of the exclusive TRANSFORMERS news and content, please visit TRANSFORMERS.COM, Instagram/TRANSFORMERSOFFICIAL or the official TRANSFORMERS Facebook page, Facebook.com/Transformers each day next week.
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I never had the Autobot clones, and I only played with the Decepticon clones once or twice. However, I was still excited to see that these box sets were going to give us two (and most likely all) of the clones. In the “Chaos on Velocitron” set, Fastclash (formerly Fastlane) makes his debut.
He is…. interesting. He’s interesting from a design standpoint. Neither a Deluxe or a Legend class, he exists in new size class Hasbro has said was created for the clones. So, rather than try to shoehorn him into a size too big or too small, they went Goldilocks and made a size that’s just right.
This is good, because if he was a Deluxe, we’d be screaming for our money back. His transformation is definitely not up to Deluxe standards, and dare I say it, it’s more Scout/Legion level slightly upscaled.
As much as Titan Master Rodimus Prime had a good heft, Fastclash does not. He felt light, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it confirms that this is not a Deluxe.
Packaged in race car mode, he looks very much like his G1 counterpart — namely a robot on its stomach with wheels and a spoiler. This new iteration does give us two front wheels which the former lacked, and the spoiler has nice deco.
Transforming him seems to be the same — fold out the feet, turn the head around, unfold the arms and hands, and voilà — you’re done. That spoiler, though…. You can pop in off, but the bar connecting it to the back of the head remains. It looks goofy.
Otherwise, it’s a good color scheme on a robot with articulation at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and feet. If you count the wrist folding out, that adds two more joints.
The original clones each had a rubsign sticker showing what alt-mode the robot changed into. This is replicated nicely with a non-heat-sensitive sticker on the chest.
All in all, I’d say this is a remake that remains very faithful to the original. Too bad the originals were toys based on the clone gimmick first and foremost.
It’s an interesting toy, but it’s also underwhelming.
Just had the chance to examine Titan Master Rodimus Prime from the “Chaos on Velocitron” set. This is the first diecast Titan Master we have seen here, so I wasn’t sure what to think.
First, it was cooler to the touch. Having been in my basement for a few hours, it was slightly cooler than room temperature, and the difference between the metal and plastic pieces was apparent.
Second, the weight was off. Heavier than the other TM figures, Rodimus has a nice heft to him. He just feels more solidly built. All the joints seem more secure. I know that plastic tolerances mean my sample could differ from others, but having the extra weight from the metal adds to the impression that this is a solidly built figure.
Add in a great paint job, and this is by far the best Titan Master figure I’ve played with. This is a good first impression of this highly anticipated set. And looking at the Laser Prime deco waiting in the box…
Oh, yeah. This is awesome.
I grew up watching “Looney Tunes” on TV. Every afternoon and every Saturday morning, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and their pals would be on my TV screen. So these new Dorbz speak to childhood me in a big way.
On the flip side… I had no idea there was a “Captain Underpants” movie coming out. I’ll probably see it at some point with KidBot, I’m sure. If you love Captain Underpants, though, these Pops are for you.
Dorbz: Looney Tunes
“What’s up, doc?” The Looney Tunes gang is coming to Dorbz!
Collect wascawwy wabbit Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck,
Elmer Fudd, and Pete Puma!
Bugs and Daffy each have a chase variant with a rarity of 1 in 6! Bugs’s chase holds a carrot, and Daffy’s sports his Stupor Duck costume!
Collect them all this spring!
Coming in April!
Pop! Movies: Captain Underpants
Just in time for the June release of the upcoming film, Captain Underpants is joining the Funko family!
The kind-hearted and elastic-banded hero is joined by his nemesis, the villainous scientist Professor Poopypants!
Professor Poopypants is also available in his pink suit, available exclusively at FYE!
Coming this spring!
Coming in April
Just announced from Funko, GEARS OF WAR POP!s wave 2! Get older Marcus Fenix, Dominic, Damon, and more! See the press release and the pics below.
Pop! Games: Gears of War
Introducing a brand-new wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the hit video game series Gears of War!
Collect the older and more grizzled Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 and his Delta Squad comrades Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and Augustus Cole! You can also collect Oscar Diaz, uncle of Kait Diaz, and the iconic Brumak, the reptilian-like creature from the Hollow! The Brumak is a super-sized Pop!, standing 6” tall!
Coming this Spring!
Well, this is a surprise! Over the weekend, Hasbro revealed MISFIRE and SLUGSLINGER down under at Toy Fair Australia, which you can see at our friend Ben Yee’s website, BWTF.com. On Monday, they sent over some press images, which we’ve uploaded to the gallery. After the break, you can read the press release regarding these figures. They look great! Fine additions to the Titans Return line of Transformers, they are.
Below are pictures and a press release from last week regarding a new Stan Lee wax figure that was unveiled at Madam Tussauds Las Vegas! Stan has been immortalized in comics, in TV, in movies, in books — why not wax? Check the pictures out!
Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, director Michael Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura visited Hasbro’s New York Toy Fair Showroom last month. We’re a bit delayed with these pictures, but please enjoy them now!