Botcon: The Final Day! Hasbro Designer Panel – The Good Stuff!
While some people were disappointed by yesterday's lack of news from the two Hasbro panels, it needs to be reiterated that they ALWAYS tell Swoop good part on Sunday. In 2005 it was the big reveal of Classics Starscream and Megatron; 09 saw the unveiling of Leader Starscream. This year, we've had teases of the Power Core Combiner Dinobots team, but what else is yet to come? Stay tuned, as the panel should be starting any minute!
Hasbro will be releasing G1 Legends characters- Optimus, Starscream, Megatron (a GUN to scale with Masterpiece Starscream)
HTFD Scout Class Windcharger, very G1 design
Darkmount redeco coming: PRETENDER SKULLGRIN
Generations Tracks, Perceptor (to be remolded into REFLECTOR, halftrack pickup like on Animated, chest opens to reveal scanning hardware), Fallback (ROTF Brawn redeco, Outback colors), HOMG JAZZ!
Voyager Lugnut – Possible redeco into Jhiaxus! Another Animated continuity migrant, big WWII bomber jet alt mode.
Universe Inferno into Grapple. New head, crane boom added.
New PCCs: Skylift,
And here come the Dinobots! Lead by… Grimstone the STYRACHOSAURUS as in BW Neo Killerpunch, classic Dinobot colors.
Aaron Archer taking the mic: "Once upon a time on Cybertron…"
Conceptual art for the original 13 Transformers:
Helllooo, Alpha Trion! Holding quill and book, with a halo. The definitive 13 are:
Alpha Trion knows everything that has happened and everything that will ever happen.
The Liege Maximo, the big bad from the G2 comics- the 13 will all be based on characters in Greek myth.
Vector Prime is the third. Will now be depicted in gold; holds sway over time and space.
Prima is the fourth, the First Prime. Warrior of Light.
Megatronus. Big and black. The warrior of Darkness. Big cannon. Red and black. Head is Decepticon emblem (vs. Vector's autobot head).
Megatronus is the Fallen.
Battle Ops Leader Bumblebee has a great Easter Egg: Keep hitting his buttons and you get the original theme song. Do it again, next verse. Sort of like the Bumblebee Hand Cannon playing The Touch.
Q& A time!