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Report from ToyFair 2008, part 1

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Human Error at 2008-02-16 9:08 pm   (site update)
From a run in with Titan of the new American gladiators, to getting trapped in an overloaded elevator, and being under the watchful eye of Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. TriPredRavage and i had an interesting experience yesterday with Hasbro at their special Collector's Day presentation.

We met up in Penn Station, had a Krispy Kreme donut (its sort of a tradition of mine when i go into the city) and were on out way. First we had to make a stop however. You see, both of us forgot a pad and pen! So, after a quick stop at K-Mart we were once again on our way.

TriPredRavage and I arrived at the theater a little early and were greeted by a very kind usher named Paulet. She informed us that we couldn't enter for about a half hour and that we could go across the street to a hotel lobby and wait. After killing a half hour by geeking out discussing Transformers we made our way back to the theater.

We weren't allowed to bring any recording devices into the theater, but a pen and pad were considered ok recording devices(good thing we made that stop at K-Mart). We soon found out that TriPredRavage's brand new pens didn't work to well, I told him we should have stopped at a bank an swiped one but we did our best to take good notes.

Now onto the meat and potatoes of what all you want!

Throughout the Spring and Fall of 2008 Hasbro plans to "Expand The Brand". What does that mean? Well, that means there are three main segments they're going to focus on. The Movie line, The Animated line, and The Universe line. We were shown many images of the three line's (they are linked below) including our first looks of Animated Jazz and Universe Galvatron. After what seemed like a very brief presentation they moved onto Marvel. We were treated a sneak peak of the new Hulk film and toy line including the Marvel/Transformers Crossover Hulk and Ironman. IMO it looks as though the Hulk Transformer could've been a scrapped Grimlock design

To Be Continued....

Stay tuned for part 2 of our exciting adventure coming soon!  Including information on alternators and American Masterpieces! I know the suspense is going to kill you *insert evil laugh here ________

Until then enjoy these wonderful galleries:

Here is a whole Gallery of on site photos from me and here is TriPredRavage's.

Here is a gallery of Hasbro's Promotional Photos they were so kind to provide for us.

<<<There is an issue with some of the images bear with us while we fix the issue>>>

**If there are any pics you would like for your very own. Like the stuff that was non transformer related, feel free to shoot me an email at ill me more than happy to share. Hasbro was gracious to provide us with a flash drive loaded with pics of everything we saw there!**

Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-02-16 22:11:04
Can't wait to see the pics and podcasts!
dwinfenro said,  - 2008-02-16 22:46:47
I want them all NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cyberwuss said,  - 2008-02-16 22:53:05
Yay <3 hasbro for those official pics. Even the marvel ones look pretty nice I think I'll be getting that hulk and iron man tf set. Also the dinobot is sweet.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-02-16 22:57:21
BRILLIANT! Thanks H.E. You the man! I've got to spend another 1/2 hour staring the looks of those images!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-02-17 00:00:23
Fantastic gallery!

Who're the repainted Cyb. Hot Shot, Cyb. Thundercracker, Cyb. Def. Red Alert Legends?

Is that a Robot Replicas Bumblebee to the left of Robot Heroes Primal?

Who's the green motorcycle Con?

Why are Slag (beast mode) and Iron Man colored wrong?

What's Blaster's bird's name?

What's Heay Load's Mini-Con's name?

It's a shame the only Animated Prime figure to have a trailer is the gun toy.

Doesn't Classics Galvatron's vehicle mode look like the first Titanium Megatron's vehicle mode.

Soundwave looks great, yet chubby.
Slashwing said,  - 2008-02-17 09:09:05
Jazz is bruce lee!! nunchakus and all!! =) must buy!!
a bed fed dead-head named Ted said,  - 2008-02-17 10:55:23
Ya mon, what's with the funky colors on Jazz, Oil Slick and dino mode slag? Even w/ their greenish hue they look totally "rad." Oil Slick is sick! Hella sick IMO! (isn't that what all the kids are saying these days!?) Freakin' awesome!
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2008-02-17 13:10:26
Supreme class Animated Prime is the worst thing I have ever seen.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-02-17 14:01:53
I still don't see how that new head on Premium Prime is more accurate than the first one.
d said,  - 2008-02-17 16:57:06
that is the coolest galvatron/transformer ever.
d said,  - 2008-02-17 18:26:08
That last comment was me, sorry.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-02-18 13:32:34
How about pix of Grimlock, Slag and Swoop? did you dudes see these toys?
Mighty Maximal said,  - 2008-02-19 18:02:15
So they showed you in with Vader but showed no New Star Wars Transformers ?

Bit odd.

Was there any new ordinary Star Wars toys shown ?
Human Error said,  - 2008-02-19 18:57:15
Mighty max, you have to remember that hasbro also own the rights for the star wars toys and with the new clone wars movie coming out its kinda big deal in their eyes. and no there were any new molds just repaints sadly.
Starscream said,  - 2008-03-04 14:50:04
AWSOME pics! I look forward to more in the future. But Marvel Heroes Transformers? Weird! Personaly,I don't believe the Star Wars Transformers were a huge hit,so I don't believe there will be any new ones anytime soon.
animated fan ULTIMATE! said,  - 2008-03-07 11:15:57
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