NYCC 2019 Transformers News Roundup

 

Hello, Primates!

New York ComicCon just wrapped up and had an array of TF news!

The weekend began with TF designers John Warden and Ben Montano revealing Earthrise and Scorponok to Syfy during their live coverage of New York Comic Con 2019. They first showed off the previously revealed Wal-Mart exclusive cel-shaded Optimus Prime and Megatron figures. However, the two new reveals were Earthrise Starscream and a tease of the next titan size figure, Scorponok!

To quickly touch on Earthrise, it appears the Transformers are heading back to a familiar backdrop: Earth. This is a bit intriguing since Siege is set in a pre-war Cybertron. Following the comics, there hasn’t even really been a shot fired yet. I’m wondering how we jump from pre-war to Earth so quickly. Hopefully the story bridge will be interesting. As for the figures, it’s really amazing how close they are coming to a Masterpiece-esque design. You’ll see more photos later in the article, but take a look at that Prime. The figures look like they jumped out of the cartoon, but at a (relatively) low price point. And that Cliffjumper shares a few joints with everyone’s favorite MP yellow Volkswagen…just sayin’.

Next up is the truly big reveal of the weekend: Zarak! It’s a grey prototype, but you can definitely see the resemblance t0 the big green and purple scorpion we all know and love. Well, his head at least. What’s really neat about this is that it’s set up like Fortress Maximus. We will get a deluxe figure to form Scorponok’s head who also has a titan master figure for his head (a la Cerebros). I don’t know about you, but 6 year old Mikey is thrilled that I have three levels of play vs. Fort Max basically stopping on poor little Zarak.

There is a really neat pic of Omega Supreme transformed like Scorponok on the inter-webs. Credit to whomever did this and made it go viral in every Facebook group I’m a part of. I’m assuming this will be the base of the Scroponok figure with some nice remolds. 

 

Hasbro followed up the Earthrise Starscream with some new friends:

  • War for Cybertron Battlemaster WFC-E1 Soundbarrier
  • War for Cybertron Micromaster WFC-E3 Hot Rod Patrol (Daddy-O & Trip-Up)
  • War for Cybertron Micromaster WFC-E4 Military Patrol (Bombshock & Decepticon Growl)
  • War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-E5 Hoist
  • War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-E6 Wheeljack
  • War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-E7 Cliffjumper
  • War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-E8 Ironworks
  • War for Cybertron Earthrise Voyager WFC-E9 Starscream
  • War for Cybertron Voyager WFC-E10 Autobot Grapple
  • War for Cybertron: Earthrise Leader WFC-E11 Optimus Prime (With trailer)

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Battle Masters WFC-E1 Soundbarrier

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $5.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

The Battle Masters SOUNDBARRIER figure stands at 1.5 inches in robot mode, converts into shield accessory weapon mode in 5 steps and comes with a FIRE BLASTS accessory. SOUNDBARRIER’s Weapon Mode doubles as a small Modular Battle Station module that has the ability to connect other Battle Stations together, so fans can build the ultimate battlefield!

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map. Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Micromasters WFC-E3 Hot Rod Patrol 2-Pack

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

MICROMASTERS AUTOBOT DADDY-O and TRIP-UP figures stand at 1.5 inches in robot mode and convert into mini car modes in 4 steps. These MICROMASTER figures are to scale with Modular Battle Stations and can ride along their connector tracks, so fans can build the ultimate battlefield!

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map. Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Micromasters WFC-E4 Military Patrol 2-Pack

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

MICROMASTERS BOMBSHOCK and DECEPTICON GROWL figures stand at 1.5 inches in robot mode and convert into mini car modes in 6 and 5 steps. These MICROMASTER figures are to scale with Modular Battle Stations and can ride along their connector tracks, so fans can build the ultimate battlefield!

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map. Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Deluxe WFC-E5 Hoist

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

The Deluxe HOIST figure stands at 5.5 inches in robot mode, converts into classic G1 tow truck mode in 20 steps and comes with a weapon accessory. The jovial AUTOBOT maintenance engineer, HOIST, features an A.I.R. Lock connection point on the truck mode ramp that can attach to Modular Battle Stations to expand and customize the battlefield.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Deluxe WFC-E7 Cliffjumper

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

The impulsive CLIFFJUMPER Deluxe figure stands at 5.5 inches in robot mode, converts into classic G1 car mode in 18 steps, comes with a weapon accessory and includes ski attachments to convert into ski vehicle mode.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Deluxe WFC-E6 Wheeljack

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

WHEELJACK, the inquisitive AUTOBOT mechanical engineer, Deluxe figure stands at 5.5 inches in robot mode, converts into classic G1 car mode in 18 steps and comes with a weapon accessory.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Deluxe WFC-E8 Ironworks

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

IRONWORKS, the eccentric AUTOBOT communications expert, Deluxe figure stands at 5.5 inches in robot mode, converts into a Modular Battle Station mode and comes with 1 accessory. IRONWORKS disassembles in 10 steps and reassembles into Station mode in another 10 steps. Disassembled parts can be used to armor up and modify other figures.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Voyager WFC-E9 Starscream

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

STARSCREAM, the scheming DECEPTICON air commander, figure stands at 7 inches in robot mode, converts into classic G1 jet mode in 30 steps and comes with 2 weapon accessories.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Voyager WFC-E10 Autobot Grapple

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

The AUTOBOT GRAPPLE figure stands at 7 inches in robot mode, converts into classic crane truck mode in 16 steps and comes with 3 weapon accessories. The artistic architect, AUTOBOT GRAPPLE, features an A.I.R. Lock connection point on the truck mode crane that can attach to Modular Battle Stations to expand and customize the battlefield.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Transformers Generations – War for Cybertron: Earthrise Leader WFC-E11 Optimus Prime

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/ Available: 3/1/2020)

OPTIMUS PRIME, the noble AUTOBOT Leader, figure stands at 7 inches in robot mode, converts into classic G1 truck mode in 35 steps and comes with 3 accessories – an Ion Blaster, Matrix of Leadership and Trailer. OPTIMUS PRIME can also convert into a Modular Battle Station mode, so fans can build the ultimate battlefield.

This ecosystem of collectible figures allows fans to build out epic space battle scenes and connect figures together to expand and customize the battlefield! Every pack includes a piece of the TRANSFORMERS Universe Map and a red decoder to unlock the map’s hidden paths! Collect other EARTHRISE figures to piece together the full map.

Build the ultimate battlefield with the WAR FOR CYBERTRON: EARTHRISE figures (each sold separately, subject to availability). The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have left CYBERTRON, but their battle rages on as they speed through space in pursuit of the ALLSPARK. Adult fans nostalgic for the original TRANSFORMERS animation and kids discovering classic characters for the first time can share and experience exciting play patterns for all generations. Available for pre-order starting 10/03/2019 at 5:00PM EST on Hasbropulse.com and select online fan retailers.

Hasbro Generations Selects

We were also treated to a couple “NYCC Exclusive” Generation Select figures sold at the Entertainment Earth booth. I put it in quotes since all the major retailers were able to get a stock of the figures, but they were available through EE with a pin onsite.

Transformers Generations Selects – War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-GS04 Powerdasher Cromar

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 10/3/2019)

This special edition Generations Selects POWERDASHER CROMAR figure is inspired by the classic 1983 POWERDASHER DIACLONE, SKY DASHER, with tampo art reminiscent of the original stickers. POWERDASHER CROMAR stands at 5.5 inches in robot mode, can convert to classic jet mode in 16 steps, breaks apart into 6 weapon accessories and comes with 2 additional accessories.

With this POWERDASHER CROMAR figure, fans can add to their Siege POWERDASHER trio collection that includes POWERDASHER ZETAR and POWERDASHER ARAGON figures (each sold separately, subject to availability).

Generations Selects is a fan-dedicated line of figures featuring special edition characters that can’t be found in the main line. Available via select online retailers on 10/03/2019.

Transformers Generations Selects – War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-GS09 Hot Shot

(Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 10/3/2019)

This special edition Generations Selects HOT SHOT figure features a design inspired by CYBERTRON DEFENSE HOT SHOT from the Unicron Trilogy where HOT SHOT was part of the elite, heavily armed CYBERTRON Defense Team. This version also celebrates his origins on CYBERTRON with a Cybertronian alt mode inspired by how HOT SHOT would have appeared on CYBERTRON before arriving on Earth.

HOT SHOT stands at 5.5 inches in robot mode, can convert to classic vehicle mode in 14 steps and comes equipped with 2 weapon accessories – a RT-10 IR Electro-Scope Launcher and a W-5 Holo-Beam Refraction Blaster. They combine to form the larger HD Vector-Beam Mega-Blaster. Weapon ports on the figure enable accessories to attach in custom configurations. Fans can use weapon accessories from other Siege figures to expand figure’s loadout (each sold separately, subject to availability).

Generations Selects is a fan-dedicated line of figures featuring special edition characters that can’t be found in the main line. Available via select online retailers on 10/03/2019.

CYBERVERSE

On to the Cyberverse! These figures are neater than they are supposed to be. They are more basic, but there is just something about them that’s fun.

Now, the big reveal of these guys is a “baf” (build a figure) MACCADAM! Who?!? Click here and go down the rabbit hole that is TFWiki.

Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Optimus Prime

(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 1/1/2020)

Inspired by the CYBERVERSE animated series, this DELUXE CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME figure stands at an impressive 5 inches in robot mode and converts to truck mode in 13 steps. The last step of conversion activates the figure’s Matrix Mega Shot attack in both robot and truck mode! Once converted, the fun attack move can be repeated through easy reactivation steps.

 

Each DELUXE CLASS figure comes with one build-a-figure piece. Combine all the pieces to build a figure of MACCADAM, the beloved character from the show. Kids can collect other DELUXE CLASS figures, each sold separately, to discover the signature attack moves of favorite characters from the G1 inspired CYBERVERSE series, as seen on Cartoon Network and YouTube — one of the best ways to introduce young kids and new fans to the exciting world of TRANSFORMERS! Available at most major toy retailers on 1/1/2020.

 

Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Megatron

(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 1/1/2020)

Inspired by the CYBERVERSE animated series, this DELUXE CLASS MEGATRON figure stands at an impressive 5 inches in robot mode and converts to tank mode in 23 steps. The last step of conversion activates the figure’s Fusion Mega Shot attack in both robot and tank mode! Once converted, the fun attack move can be repeated through easy reactivation steps.

 

Each DELUXE CLASS figure comes with one build-a-figure piece. Combine all the pieces to build a figure of MACCADAM, the beloved character from the show. Kids can collect other DELUXE CLASS figures, each sold separately, to discover the signature attack moves of favorite characters from the G1 inspired CYBERVERSE series, as seen on Cartoon Network and YouTube — one of the best ways to introduce young kids and new fans to the exciting world of TRANSFORMERS! Available at most major toy retailers on 1/1/2020

Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Shockwave

(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 1/1/2020)

Inspired by the CYBERVERSE animated series, this DELUXE CLASS SHOCKWAVE figure stands at an impressive 5 inches in robot mode and converts to vehicle mode in 20 steps. The last step of conversion activates the figure’s Shock Blast attack in both robot and vehicle mode! Once converted, the fun attack move can be repeated through easy reactivation steps.

 

Each DELUXE CLASS figure comes with one build-a-figure piece. Combine all the pieces to build a figure of MACCADAM, the beloved character from the show. Kids can collect other DELUXE CLASS figures, each sold separately, to discover the signature attack moves of favorite characters from the G1 inspired CYBERVERSE series, as seen on Cartoon Network and YouTube — one of the best ways to introduce young kids and new fans to the exciting world of TRANSFORMERS! Available at most major toy retailers on 1/1/2020.

asbro has sent us official images of the recently revealed Transformers: Cyberverse – New Maccadam Build-A-Figure Wave that was shown at New York Comic Con.

Each Deluxe class figure on this wave comes with one build-a-figure piece, so you can combine all the pieces to build a figure of MACCADAM, the beloved character from the Transformers Cyberverse show.

We have images of the new upcoming toys with their unique gimmick attack:

  • Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Optimus Prime With Matrix Mega Shot Attack
  • Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Megatron With Fusion Mega Shot Attack
  •  Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Shockwave With Shock Blast Attack
  • Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Bumblebee With Sting Shot attack

Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class Bumblebee

(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 1/1/2020)

Inspired by the CYBERVERSE animated series, this DELUXE CLASS BUMBLEBEE figure stands at an impressive 5 inches in robot mode and converts to car mode in 19 steps. The last step of conversion activates the figure’s Sting Shot attack in both robot and car mode! Once converted, the fun attack move can be repeated through easy reactivation steps.

Each DELUXE CLASS figure comes with one build-a-figure piece. Combine all the pieces to build a figure of MACCADAM, the beloved character from the show. Kids can collect other DELUXE CLASS figures, each sold separately, to discover the signature attack moves of favorite characters from the G1 inspired CYBERVERSE series, as seen on Cartoon Network and YouTube — one of the best ways to introduce young kids and new fans to the exciting world of TRANSFORMERS! Available at most major toy retailers on 1/1/2020.

Last but not least, the weekend ended with the Chaos Bringer getting funded! There was a huge influx of orders over the weekend, hitting 8,000+ Saturday night. Hasbro Pulse then added in all the overseas figures to give us 282% (288% at one point) of goal!

There has been a lot of debate on this figure. Good, bad, or indifferent, it is an amazing figure in person. I saw it at SDCC in all it’s planet eating glory. I honestly can’t wait for 2021 to get my hands on this bad boy. Can you imagine the box? My G1 heart yearns for a 1986 Transformers the Movie homage. Hold onto your wallets, because everyone is getting billed this week for it. Unicron, see you in 2021!

So ends another edition of Transformers at the Toy Shows!

Much Love and Chaos Bringing,

Kaye

 

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