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Transformers Universe '08 Sneak Peak

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Brian at 2008-01-29 4:30 pm
It seems a new section has been added to Hasbro's, titled "Transformers Universe", and includes a sneak peak (prototype pics and commentary from the line's lead designer) of wave 1 toys from the upcoming Universe line (a continuation of the former "Classics" line), including Sunstreaker, Prowl, Tankor (formerly Octane), Powerglide, and Onslaught.  In addition a mind bendingly awesome 3D CGI adaptation of the fight scene between Optimus Prime and Megatron from Transformers the (animated) Movie!

Wheelie is My Name said,  - 2008-01-29 16:42:37
I can't wait. Did hear anything about Classics Galvatron ? I saw a picture of it. It looks totally sweat.
Tsprime said,  - 2008-01-29 17:01:04
AHH!!! That video is awesome, mimics the TF Movie back in 1986 cuttign out the HotRod part. Awesome but feels a bit disconnected when Megatron points his gun at PRime's head.
Luketroop said,  - 2008-01-29 17:05:32
The video is so cool. I whish it would be a movie on the big screen. I do like some of the toys too.
Overhaul said,  - 2008-01-29 17:24:07
Holy... slag...
That video was awesome in ways I cannot describe.
I know many may not share my feelings on this, but I think the recent movie could have standed some major improvements. Too bad this clip wasn't representative of what the movie was. If it were (and if they truly showed Megatron to be cunning, brilliant, yet brutal leader I would have imagined him to be), I probably would have died from sheer joy to see this as a movie.
Oh yeah, the toys looks really cool too.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-01-29 18:01:59
So the secret is now out and public. Ultra Powerglide is most certainly not a recolor of Cybertron Wingsaber! Outstanding. I LOVE how the classics Prowl appears to be a toy version of the E.J. Su depiction from the IDW comics...

Now we just need toys of the other characters in that series. Well that or have someone convince EJ to draw characters like their Classics toy selves! :)
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-01-29 18:18:04
GRIMLOCK said,  - 2008-01-29 18:30:44
GRIMLOCK said,  - 2008-01-29 18:30:44
Slashwing said,  - 2008-01-29 18:33:41
That -is- a video!! I hope they make more like these for the other TF stories like BW!

Dinobot would look great with such upgraded CGI!!
Human Error said,  - 2008-01-29 19:39:15
Hey is that Prime's trailer in the background? (At the 00:51 marker)

while were talking about G1 Cg check this one out!

and again i must say im very happy we are getting more classics! they are a great line!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-01-29 20:32:22
Me like that clip. Me no like those new figs. They look too different from their G1 selves for me to buy them. T that's why the only Classics figures I bought were Jetfire (Skyfire) and Rodimus (Hot Rod).
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-01-29 22:37:48
i was wondering that my self too HE but once OP trasnforms u only see his trailer like twice in all of G1 so i say its unlikely
Slaahwing said,  - 2008-01-30 00:53:19
(Drools)...Tankor.. must have... Tankor
Rhinox said,  - 2008-01-30 03:24:14
Slaahwing,i´m drooling over tankor too,to bad he HOLDS his entire truckmode in his hand when in botmode though.
Powerglide is made of suck.And i´m not to fond of Onslaught´s swat shield storage in vehicle mode,that will grow on me though.
hhhnnnnggg,must have tankor.
lord megatron said,  - 2008-01-30 08:21:57 to get the new classics figures!!!!!! must buy them! so far classics has been the only transformers line that I own every figure from so far. cornholio.........lmao!
cyberwuss said,  - 2008-01-30 10:34:37
I am much excited about prowl as he looks close to his G1 self and I never had a G1 prowl.
TF fan said,  - 2008-01-30 14:07:26
Hi there, did someone say there would be a Classics Galvatron? If so, where did it appear- the Transformers Universe site mentioned above, eBay, elsewhere?

I didn't see it on the TF Universe site, only the 3 new deluxes, and 2 new Ultras.
lord megatron said,  - 2008-01-30 14:44:04
he may be talking about jin's customs on ebay.
chicane said,  - 2008-01-30 19:24:44
excuse me as i wipe up my drool
cyberwuss said,  - 2008-01-30 19:38:20
Universe/Classics 2.0 Galvatron was discussed at botcon along with the rest of the line we just havent seen official images of him yet.
m4xspeed said,  - 2008-01-30 20:02:44
Oh my goodness.... my jaw drops with drools.. what a cool video there
lord megatron said,  - 2008-01-31 07:49:42
(hasbro, if you want to live another day please bring us a classics galvatron figure that isn't a remold and doesn't suck or look cheesy. lol.oh and make sre he still has a gun mode even though origonaly it wasn't that impressive.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-01-31 10:22:37
... and make it show-accurtae and a deluxe class size so it can go with Titaniums Rodimus prime and Ultra Magnus.) :)
lord megatron said,  - 2008-01-31 10:28:24
"...... and could you bring a cheese pizza from dominos so I could eat it?" lol
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-01-31 15:12:14
Not funny.

Anyways, I just got a good look at those new prototypes. Holy cow, Tankor looks nothing like Octane. And Powerglide and Onslaught look like somebody tore out their sparks and installed them in new bodies, cuz they barely like familiar. Only Sunstreaker and Prowl are recognizable, but look like they're on steroids. :P
cyberwuss said,  - 2008-01-31 22:07:04
Personally I agree they dont look the same as the old ones but as a long time collector I dont have any problem with them looking different. It never said it was totally G1 but universe, I think it's good just to see back seat characters like Powerglide getting into the line again since most of the time we just get Optimus, Soundwave, Megatron, and Starscream over and over heh. Who knows maybe we will finally get another cosmos :p.
Darkton said,  - 2008-02-01 15:09:05
That video was AWESOME!! Maybe there should be a whole series of shorts like that, because it RULES!!

Also loving the figures. Prowl and Sunstreaker are very much like their old selves, which is nice. Octane (Tankor) is a wonderful example of the tripple changer concept, as it's hard to tell from the altmodes that that's it's only altmode. A little surprised about Powerglide being an Ultra-Class, 'cause it's simply IRONIC! Lastly, lovin' the look on Onslaught, hopin' for some combination powers, wonderin' how they got that name back in the first place.

I wonder if they'll be selling the older Classics figures again to match with the guys of this line...

(Still hoping for a true Classics Soundwave ^_^)
Mighty Maximal said,  - 2008-02-01 19:22:21
I think they need to do better. 'MUCH' better next time.
As they stand these guys are actually worse toys than many of the Animated toys - and that just should not have happened.
ultra prime said,  - 2008-02-02 13:22:59
can't wait until the until the new universe toy line!
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-02-03 11:30:04
WOW!!!!!!!!!! Waiting for Octane!!! Hes pretty cool.
Why did they change his name? hello?!!! thats not any line, thats a classics line and so they shall have their classic names! (tankor matches better, but^)

Prowl got better than he could get! GREAT. gooood job.

I want classics Blitzwing and Jazz to come!
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-02-03 12:53:04
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just bought *BLITZWING* (G1) on ebay for only 61€ / 90,32 USD
Colin said,  - 2008-02-06 08:38:36
I hope they are being made to scale, and look somewhat realistic in vehicle mode for that matter... for example, Arcee looks right when next to Optimus Prime (Leader Class) but not Bumblebee or Jazz... will Tankor and Onslaught be Voyager or Leader Class?
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-02-06 11:17:21
Tankor will be Deluxe Class!
prowl said,  - 2008-08-24 11:27:52
lachs powerful wire-guided missls
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mirige camshaft hoist prowl octimis,prime jazz
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