We had a wave of exciting reveals today and you know what that means. We have behind the scenes information and in-hand images from designer Evan Brooks. Tonight we’re taking a look at both of the Pre-War IDW based sets, Humble Origins with Orion Pax and Senator Shockwave, and Rise of Tyranny with Miner Megatron and Senator Ratbat.
I hope you all enjoyed today’s livestream where we showed off the Nitro gaming chairs, Elite Robosen Prime, some of the upcoming Studio Series figures, the next wave of Legacy Pipeline reveals and our exclusive capsule for the year.
I wanted to post a few pics from our “Rise of Tyranny” and “Humble Origins” 2 packs that you can pre order now on Amazon and Hasbro Pulse.
As I said in the stream, this capsule is focusing on a Pre-war and Pre-faction Cybertron that pulls from a lot of our different continuities from over the years.
It’s something I’ve been wanting to do and was happy when the team got on board and let me do some weird stuff to names most would be familiar with but maybe not in this context.
The most controversial I’m sure is the Data Clerk Orion Pax since he is a mix mash of several designs. His color breaks are pulled from the Aligned continuity. Chest and head design from different IDW comics. He’s sort of the embodiment of what this capsule is and how we’re pulling from all over.
Also, as I said, I just like it when Orion Pax starts out smaller. Perhaps the body design most folks want will be coming in the future but we needed a stepping stone to show this stage in Orion Pax’s life.
Same with Miner Megatron as he certainly has other major life events that he goes through before becoming the Tyrannical Megatron we all know.
Senator Shockwave and Ratbat were part of a theme of ” Strange cybertronian shapes that fly.” I figure those bots that have that sort of functionality would have considerably higher social standing than those that have to travel the ground. “Your alt mode dictates your function” is just a fantastic bit of pre war story telling that I love and hope we can dive back into again someday.
But I hope you all enjoyed the stream and please be on the look out for more reveals in the coming future!