Hasbro’s SDCC Press Release

{mosimage} Hasbro has sent out its press release for the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. It's the usual generalized information, but the section about Transformers hints at a sneak peek of the 25th Anniversary line! So now perhaps fans unable to go to Botcon or TFCon can now get a glimpse at this 2009 toyline!

The press release also reveals more about the Hasbro Sketchbook Volume 1 that will be available for purchase at the convention. It will be $9.99 for 80 bound pages full of illustrations straight from the designers' personal sketchbooks and drawing boards! 

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Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS franchise has become a worldwide phenomenon following last year's highly successful movie from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The brand is bigger than ever before and ready to invade San Diego Comic-Con with its epic battle of AUTOBOTS VS. DECEPTICONS. This year's new Transformers: Animated television series, which airs on Cartoon Network, has provided great entertainment and an exciting line-up of action figures for kids and kids at heart. On display in the Hasbro booth will be never-before-seen additions to the TRANSFORMERS line including a sneak peak at how the brand intends to celebrate 25 years of "More Than Meets the Eye" in 2009.
Of course, what would San Diego Comic-Con be without several Hasbro exclusives? Available at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) will be the following:

Hasbro Sketchbook Volume 1 (2008) (Approximate Retail Price: $9.99)
The Hasbro Design Team has assembled an 80-page bound inaugural sketchbook, featuring art from the designer's personal sketchbooks and straight from the drawing boards. This sketchbook will only be available at Comic-Con 2008. Supplies are limited.

TRANSFORMERS Nemesis Prime (Approximate Retail Price: $24.99)
This lowly warrior was reconstructed to be the very image of OPTIMUS PRIME. This NEMESIS PRIME figure has the shape of the mighty AUTOBOT leader, but his gray and black deco plus (insert others blaster/projectile/etc) make this figure unique. Awesome TRANSFORMERS Voyager class figure changes from robot-mode to vehicle-mode and back again.
TRANSFORMERS TITANIUM SERIES Skywarp (Approximate Retail Price: $19.99)
This authority-indifferent seeker is now part of the Transformers Titanium Series. Standing a huge 6" tall, this incredible figure includes display stand and case. Awesome detailed die-cast metal TRANSFORMERS figure changes from robot-mode to vehicle-mode and back again.