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Transformers Animated Toys Revealed at ComicCon!

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Anonymous at 2007-07-28 6:18 pm
Update: Check out ENI news for a video clip sneak showing Transformers Animated. It's not the best angle, but good enough to great idea of what we have in store!  Thanks to seibertron.com for the heads up.

Also, Actionfigs.com image board for loads of toy and animation pix!  Check out Soundwave, Blackarachnia, Transformers designer's "favorite character" the bounty hunter Lockdown, Voyager Lugnut and Blitzwing concept art, Starscream and Megatron, Grimlock and Slag, (as well as the rest of the toy, that sword looks freakin' awesome!!), Ratchet, Prowl, Bulk Head and Bumblebee and Optimus Prime with axe and in cybertronian and futuristic earth vehicle!  Hasbro also showed picture of other upcoming projects such as Classics Octane, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker and more... Thanks to allspark.com for the heads up.

Comments
megatron said,  - 2007-07-28 18:32:20
thank god, the toy is g1 looking! but on Seibertron.com, there's an image that makes it look like Megatron uses his movie version, still to cute though!!!
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-07-28 18:49:53
Thank the matrix that these images were finally mirrored. Seibertron just links you to a page that doesn't load anything except the background when I try to view it. Now having finally seen the images...

Ick.


I hate it.

Now if only someone could mirror the images of classics 2.0 because again, that website only loads a background...
here are some pics of the prototypes thanks to actionfigs.com love em or hate em im just the messenger

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=2470
bruticus_42 said,  - 2007-07-28 20:16:18
Go to Tformers.com they got lots of pics and the clip from the animated series. I love SS voice! Thank God for the guy who did the voice of Spongebob! He does a great job, Chris Latta would be proud!
Ty said,  - 2007-07-28 20:21:50
Wow. I need animated Starscream!!!!!!!!!!
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-07-28 21:47:43
I am relieved. A good portion of those figures are really good looking and I have to say the only one that really turns me off is Bulkhead. Otherwise they look great.
Master Dex said,  - 2007-07-28 22:49:23
Interesting stuff. Don't know if I'm going to be expanding my small collection much, but first impressions aren't that bad.

The Clip is interesting, I don't know if I will ever get over the animation there. Looks like good action though, I've heard of the good voices. I'll watch (if I can, might be too busy with College work), hopefully the stories will be good.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2007-07-29 01:34:34
Wow, those are somethin'. The only ones I like are Blitzwing, Octane, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-07-29 07:43:01
So are they reviving the Universe line with Classics? That's sorta how it seems with the pics of Sunsreaker, Octane, and Sideswipe having TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE plastered across the top of the pics.
transformersloversurvive said,  - 2007-07-29 11:49:02
i like the part when lugnutz jumps up into the air and transforms into motorcycle mode
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-29 13:33:07
You all should know, I'm probably the only Transfan that likes any of the cartoons, but I have to admit, I'd like it if Peter Cullen, Dan Gilvezan, Michael Bell, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Ed Gilbert, and Gregg Berger and Susan Blu would reprise their roles as Optimus, Bumblebee, Prowl, Ratchet, Megatron, Blitzwing, Grimlock, and Arcee for Transformers: Animated. Any of you think Venus Terzo would reprise Blackarachnia?
Perceptor said,  - 2007-07-29 13:40:36
I'm pretty sure David Kaye said Venus Terzo is in it. I just assumed that she *would* be playing Blackarachnia again.

From the images we saw of Megatron at Botcon, I'd say he looks completely awesome. A cel animated version of the movie self. Steeley and dangerous...
PlasmaEnergyGod said,  - 2007-07-29 14:09:57
Cree Summer (of Kids Next Door, etc.) is voicing Blackarachnia. What's more, I've heard the Animated program will make vague references to the events of the movie to make it easier for children to follow (although this is of questionable integrity, since the movie wasn't exactly for children and the animated show takes place in a future reality timeline).
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-29 14:52:28
Another thing...If they're featuring the Dinobots in Animated, you think we might see other subgroups, like the combiners or the Insecticons, and an updated Autobot Triplechanger, like Springer, Sandstorm or Broadside?
bumperfan said,  - 2007-07-29 14:56:13
I think that Peter Cullen, after his performance in the movie, as Jumpercliff said would be the best choice as Optimus Prime. though David Kaye was already chosen, it would be better.
Darkton said,  - 2007-07-29 17:08:49
Animated doesn't look that bad. Tom Kenney has joined the ranks of "People Who do Starscream Great" alongside Daniel Ross, and (of course) Chris Latta. Dinobots are in it too!

Still, that kid in the promo causes, well, paranoia. Let' hope she's not as annoying as the Armada trio.

The Classics look awesome! Wish they had some images of ULTRA Magnus (not just plain Magnus from the last line) and Galvatron, but that's just my inner fanboy.

On another note, some of the images of the Starscream toy make him look like Thundercracker. Coincidence? (sp) Or homage to Armada?

BTW, has anyone seen the images of the new movie figures? First Strike Prime (aka G1 Prime) looks great, Evac is an homage to a whole other series, and Desert Attack Devestator (Brawl) reminds me of Blitzwing somehow. It's the tank mode.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-29 19:15:04
I really like that Blackout repaint as Evac. I hate Nightwach Optimus Prime, they should have just made Nemesis Prime.
Scorpomike said,  - 2007-07-29 20:44:39
After watching the Preview of Transformers Animated, I changed my idea about the series. Yeah, the robots have a weird shape to them, but I'll get used to it. I'll be buying a few of the figures, Starcream for sure.

I'm glad to hear that the Classics line is continuing. Octane is going to be a big hit. I hope they make Classics Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge. I would also like to see a Classics Unicron, based on the G1 movie. If they can design a Darth Vader Death Star figure, they could certainly design a G1 Unicron with the technology they have now.

As far as the new Movie toys go, I don't know. I think I'll just buy some of the new molds, not the repaints.
Star.beastwarrior said,  - 2007-07-29 20:59:58
Why doesn't the news tip say anything about the new movie toys, because they are all awsome, especially Cliffjumper and Incinerator.
Darkton said,  - 2007-07-29 22:40:26
I think ONE Unicron is enough, Scorpomike. Scourge and Cyclonus are good ideas, though. If they can do Galvatron, they can certainly do those two!
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-07-30 08:43:35
One Unicron is never enough.
Does anyone else have problems with Tformers.com loading? It makes me furious when people link to that site because it seems that not everyone can see it.
And I am actually not pleased with the classsics designs. Octane does not appear to transform remotely like his G1 self. They did the same thing to Astrotrain. To me it just doesn't feel the same with a new transformation. I wish Classics would be like Robotmasters-They transform the same (mostly) but have more articulation. I don't know if anyone agrees but I think they should transform more like the originals.
JetFire said,  - 2007-07-30 09:47:25
This series and its toys look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cant wait for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Octane and sideswipe look cool too but I thought sunstreaker would have a different chest.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-30 10:18:45
Did any of you think of the second comment I added yesterday?
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 10:56:58
Yeah, Jumpercliff, I did. Your not the only fan that likes the cartoons. I watched the entire transformers cybertron show. I can't wait until transformers animated, their the same makers as The Batman and Teen Titans! Cool.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-30 11:18:28
Ty, I was talking about the one where I wondered about the subteams. Also, I should have added that since the guys behind Teen Titans are doing this, you think they might do a crossover? And if any of you know about the 1995-96 G.I.Joe Extreme series, which is in the future as well, maybe there could be a crossover between that and Animated, the first time that Transformers and GIJoe actually fought together. Also, if Transformers: Animated is the new Transformers cartoon, then where's the new GIJOE? Sigma 6 was close, but we need a show that has a bigger roster, like in the old days.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 12:07:17
I know Jumpercliff.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-30 12:26:51
What do you mean, "I know"? (Sorry, have a sore temper) Not to be a bit of a stickler, but you forgot a comma in your statement.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 14:00:26
I said I know as in I know that I talked about the other comment, smart one.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-30 14:09:10
Sorry about that, Ty. Forgive? Also, how do you like the idea of Laserbeak in Animated turning into a guitar, while Soundwave looks like a scion? What's next, Ravage turning into an electric piano, Rumble and Frenzy turning into drum sets, and Ratbat turning into a scratch board?
Draven Cross said,  - 2007-07-30 15:07:25
Wow. All Spark toys look okay....as for the Animated series. All I will say is, I sure look forward to Universe 2.0.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-07-30 15:11:02
No cross-overs please!
And actually, Octane's new design is sorta growing on me. I still hate the way the legs transform. I like symmetry in my TFs. Classics Megatron had the most asymmetrical transformation I have ever seen but the robot mode didn't show it. Waist up though, I am digging it. This may turn out much better than classics Astrotrain. I bet the scalpers will be all over it though.
O well, I might as well buy the original since they go for pretty cheap on eBay right now.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-30 15:16:51
No crossovers? Chaos Bringer, you've got to be kidding! The Transfromers have a history of crossovers, from the GJIOE and the Transformers comics to this years New Avengers/Transformers! Why wouldn't you want any more?
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 15:25:15
I forgive, Jumpercliff. Yeah I think the whole animated thing is cool. Now don't be a kiss up. Is your favorite transformer Cliffjumper? My favorite is the ol Starscreamer.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-07-30 15:31:00
I guess I like shows to be more serious then that. I admit, the GI Joe crossover was appropriate and worked well. But I just wouldn't like a crossover with other cartoon network shows because it would probably be too silly for my tastes. Shows about war should at least be a little serious.
CapnScumbone said,  - 2007-07-30 15:33:24
Crossovers have brought us such quality as "X-men/Star Trek", "Superman and Bugs Bunny vs. Lex Luthor and Marvin the Martian", and the fan-voted Marvel vs. DC tragedy (wherein Wolverine defeated Lobo, a guy who beats the tar out of Superman, using his amazing power of being popular.) Let's get even stupider and bring up the Japanese series where Spider-Man teamed up with Godzilla, or the episode of Super Mario Bros. that featured Inspector Gadget.

Crossovers are the suckiest.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 15:35:10
Hey every body, do you guys think its weird we make comments into a chat room?
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2007-07-30 15:36:12
After watching the video a few hundred time I've had a changed of heart maybe TF: Animated one be so bad after all like I said above I really like Blitzwing, Octane, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 15:41:53
Hey everybody, who thinks they should make a transformers vs. GI.Joe. i.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-07-30 16:27:03
CapnScumbone just presented more proof than I ever could of the fact that crossovers are a bad idea. I'm glad someone agrees with me on this. Crossovers suck.

On another subject, a new video has surfaced on youtube. Seibertron.com has a link to it. It made me sick. Prime doesn't have a mouthplate. Instead, he has an undetailed light blue face. Ick.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-30 16:42:44
I saw that to Chaos Bringer, he does have a mouth plate. He uses it only in battle.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2007-07-30 18:16:29
Ty, to answer your question, Cliffjumper isn't my favorite. In terms of G1, my favorite Autobot is Wheeljack (because of his mouth) and like you my favorite Decepticon is Starscream. Nice "chatroom" crack by the way. As for Chaos Bringer, I think you might be forgetting that two crossovers that have withstood time and had a lot of fan appreciation are World's Finest and the videogame Marvel vs Capcom. Come on, wouldn't you like seeing Godzilla fight the Decepticons or He-man helping the Thundercats or something? Also, Spiderman actually teamed up with Godzilla, Mario met Inspector Gadget, and the X-Men were in Star Trek? How come I've never heard of those? (I was born in 1991.)
Scorpomike said,  - 2007-07-31 01:42:13
I still think there should be a G1 Unicron in the classics line. Make him an Ultimate. Octane is a good choice for Classics, I'll be buying it regardless. Does anyone know what size class Octane is? I have to partially agree with Chaos Bringer. The Classics should have a more similar transformation with their G1 counterparts. I can also see where a lot of the differences can't be avoided. The seeker jets had the closest transformations to the originals in my opinion. A darker colored Astrotrain would have bandaged the wound a little better if you know what I mean. I bought an extra Astrotrain and used the rub sign off him to put on my G1 Trypticon while I was restoring it. Anyone who doesn't like some appearances of some Classics toys, you can always put in a request to reprolabels.com. They did an awesome job on Starscream and Hot Rod.

Crossovers? As far as that goes, they can stay in the comics. The Star Wars and Transformers Attactix I thought was a bad idea. It was once again, Transformers that don't transform! I like the Star Wars Transformers though. G.I. Joe Transformers I think would be a okay. Using the same ideas as Star Wars, having their vehicles, jets, planes etc. transform into their drivers/pilots. I don't follow G.I. Joe so it wouldn't matter much to me anyways. I think some of the stuff is cool. I have most of the Original Snow Cat vehicle, which they made a figure out of in the Energon series.

Animated Soundwave, don't forget about Overkill and Slugfest. What could they be? An amp and speakers. I don't know, I think Soundwave and the Cassettes should stay as a thing from the past. A Masterpiece would be nice as a full size tape player(not a real working one), and the cassettes being full size. If the cassettes were full size, that would give the designers a lot to work with for a more advanced looking robot. Rumble, Frenzy, Laserbeak and Ravage would be good enough.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-07-31 06:26:39
A Masterpiece Soundwave would be so cool. Good idea Scorpomike.
Starscream said,  - 2007-07-31 10:06:49
They should make masterpieces of all the movie looks.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-07-31 10:09:40
I would support masterpiece more wholeheartedly if I could afford any of them and if they weren't so delicate.
Classics should keep the classic transformations. Look at the classics seekers. For the sake of a new transformation, the jet mode has stupid landing gear and the body droops down way too far. Robotmasters proved that the original seeker transformation still works even in an upgraded design. Robotmasters seekers were more show accurate too.
When you redesign a transformation you get bad results. Just look at titanium Soundwave.
Autobutt said,  - 2007-07-31 10:26:54
OMG!!! i LOVE THE CLASSiCS 2.0!!!

and the animated figures hav their ups and downs.
im actually thinking of buying some of them
Starscream said,  - 2007-07-31 10:31:09
Well, maybe they should make transformers movie unleashed figures. If you don't know what unleashed figures are, their like robot replicas only with more details, their in poses, and their not poss able at all.
Autobutt said,  - 2007-07-31 10:31:46
wait a second...

am i alone here or what? wernt they supposed to change the theme song bcuz they arnt fighting decepticons as much now?
and the packed a lot fo g1 characters into that
Starscream said,  - 2007-07-31 10:33:24
No your not alone, I'm on the the computer as we speak. In my time zone it's 11:33am.
CapnScumbone said,  - 2007-07-31 13:34:58
Ok, I'll state an exception to the 'crossovers suck' statement. GI Joe can mix with Transformers. I'd love to see toys made of Starscream as the Night Raven or Thundercracker as a Rattler. The comic designs were so intricate, I'll bet they actually were designed to transforms correctly.
Also, since we've gone so far into the Star Wars/Transformers can of worms, why not get some actual TF characters involved, and maybe a backstory? Who wouldn't want to see Lord Vader piloting Thunderwing (as a TIE Defender), or the Jedi council in Aerialbot Jedi Starfighters? Sure, it's mindless fansturbation, but it'll sell toys. (Look up my resume online, Aaron Archer, I write this kind of stuff for a living.)
deceptifan said,  - 2007-08-02 06:47:06
I'd love to see the galvatron. I've been thinking of sending hasbro an email to make a galvatron. I'd be able to accept it even if it was just a repaint of classics megatron. with a different head.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-08-02 14:26:03
DON'T suggest to Hasbro the idea of classics Galvatron being Classics Megs with a different head because THEY WILL DO IT!!! And they will repaint it into Megazarak and all kinds of other things.
If they made a TRUE Galvatron I would be all over it. And maybe they can make classics figures that actually look like themselves. (I'm looking at you, classics Devastator)
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-08-02 21:28:31
I wish they'd make a classic combiner. And I mean REALLY make one... not some crappy Energon repaint... like Devastator... I think it'd be cool if they did some Japanese exclusive type characters like Lio Kaiser from Victory in Classics form, or if they did somebody like Monstructor as a classic. I don't want Monstructor to have it's Pretender shells, but I'd like a combiner...
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2007-08-04 13:16:10
Classics Battlestars would be awesome.
I wish they would do a true classics Devastator that looke exactly like the original. I would also like to see Bruticus and the tragically ignored Menasor. Of course, they must look like the originals. And Motormaster and Onslaught must be able to transform into a "base" that the other team members can interact with. And if Scramble City combiners do get the classics treatment, they MUST be able to ineract with classics Metroplex and Trypticon which MUST be made to go with them.
sebastian said,  - 2007-08-09 01:56:02
look i am a really big transformers fan but why couldnt you make a series following transformers cybertron the truht is i dont like the upcoming series
Evac said,  - 2008-07-29 07:07:34
does the movie transformers will have a sequel..it could be great if evac would appear in the sequel
Evac said,  - 2008-07-29 07:14:32
i really like the movie voyager deluxe class toy of evac more cooler than blackout..wish that evac would appear in the transformers:revenge of the fallen on 2009
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