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2008 Section Update

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Perceptor at 2008-07-02 1:05 am   (site update)

The 2008 Transformers Section has been given a facelift.  Included in the revamp, you'll find an updated listing of Transformers Animated episodes from season two (left hand 'fiction' column.)  You'll also find many new additions to the box picture thumbnails and checklists!  Brace yourselves fans.  If you thought 2007 had a lot of toys, hang on to your hats.  By our current count there are/will be:

72 ~new~ 2007 movie toys
only 36 Transformers Animated toys
4 sets of 13 toys from Botcon 2008
45 toys coming from Classics/Universe 2.0 (that's if you count toys like the Legends 5-pack of special team leaders as "one toy!"

Amidst all this sweetness, you'll find some very interesting new players including an Animated Voyager Class 2-pack of Jetfire and Jetstorm and "Chainsaw Lockdown!"  Now what exactly do you make of that?!  (Can't wait!)

For your collecting pleasure, you'll also notice that all the new box pictures we added have been linked to our sightings and review database!  So keep your Classics/U2.0 sightings coming!  Better start saving and build a few more shelves for display!  Ye-HA!

DISCUSSION TOPIC:  Among the Animated, Classic/Universe toys yet to come out this year, which toy are you most looking forward to and why???


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BB cant sign on using a wii said,  - 2008-07-02 02:05:31
hummina hummina hummina hummina hummina. I cant wait! I think i'll go on ebay to get them ahead off time ; )
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-07-02 05:27:18
Looks much better but where are the Animated Activators? I have Bumblebee and there's not even a place to put a review of it.

Known Activators are Bumblebee, Starscream, Optimus Prime, Lockdown, Bulkhead, Ratchet, Patrol Bumblebee (Bumblebee repaint) and Thundercracker (Starscream repaint). Alll except Thundercracker have been seen, Thundercracker was listed on an online toyshop (i forget the name, sorry).
Perceptor said,  - 2008-07-02 09:40:14
You know I'm not sure about the "Activators." Maybe they're the same things as "Bumper Battlers." Time will tell. We'll up date as we learn. Does anyone out there know what, "Bumper Battlers" are? Hasbro has them listed w/ a suggested retail price of $9.99.

HURRAH, HURRAH! My local Target in MN had the Earth Mode Voyager Optimus Prime! YEAH!

I'll tell you which toy I'm most looking forward to: BLITZWING!
I'm really looking forward to finding that pissed off, crazy german triple changer! It looks so badass, I can't wait!
Luketroop said,  - 2008-07-02 10:15:37
Birthday is in 22 days, I will be all set with the TFA toys that came out already and I will have money for the universe figures.

I will make sure that the Jetfire Jetstorm 2 pack will be on my shelf when it comes out. THe pics we saw were nothing, but they looked cool.
Soundwave the scion said,  - 2008-07-02 10:47:00
The toys i am looking most forward to are voyager lugnut and blitzwing when they come out in the UK and the universe line.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-07-02 12:35:39
Nice revamp, and I can't wait to get Soundwave (Animated) and Silverbolt (Universe).
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-02 13:28:29
Actually Perceptor, "Activators" are the TF:A equivalent of the Movie FABs, and "Bumper Battlers" are the equivalent of the Movie Cyber Slammers.

Also, a few things that are missing from the list are Animated Power Bots "Cyber Speed Bumblebee", the Optimus Prime Battle Blaster and Handheld Game, and the rest of the Movie TRU Ultras (Mudflap and Inferno).

Here's a list of release dates for Animated, Universe, and the remaining Movie line figures:

ANIMATED
Wave one Deluxe and Voyager: RELEASED
Wave two Deluxe and Voyager: RELEASED
Wave three Voyager: RELEASED
Wave three Deluxe: RELEASED
Wave one Leader: August *SIGHTED*
Wave two Leader: August
Wave four Deluxe: Fall
Wave four Voyager: Fall
Wave one Activators: August *SIGHTED*
Wave two Activators: August
Wave three Activators: September
Wave one Bumper Battlers: August
Cyber Speed Bumblebee: August
Supreme wave one: August
Role Play Blaster: July

UNIVERSE
Wave one Deluxe: August *SIGHTED*
Wave two deluxe: August
Wave three Deluxe: October?
Wave one and two Voyager: July
Wave one Ultra: August
Wave two Ultra: August
Wave one Legends: August
Wave two Legends: July?
Wave one robot heroes: August
Wave two robot heroes: August
Target Exclusive Dirge vs. Roadbuster: November, 23rd
Target Exclusive Ratbat vs. Springer: Novenber
Target Exclusive Arial Rivals Five Pack: November
Target Exclusive Leadership Five Pack: November
K-mart exclusive mini-con 12-pack: October, 1st

MOVIE
TRU Exclusive voyagers: RELEASED
WM Exclusive deluxe wave two: September


The ones I'm looking most forward to (that I do not yet own as of now) are: Animated Jazz, Swoop, Blitzwing, Wreck-Gar, Ultra Magnus, Omega Supreme (yes, they are making a toy of him), and Universe Deluxe Cheetor.
Sidewinder said,  - 2008-07-02 14:06:40
Do we know what size they are going to make Omega Supreme. Anything less then Leader class would be an insult.
wait where are the pictures of jetstorm / jetfire
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-02 14:19:19
Omega Supreme will most likely be a Supreme Class figure, like Roll Out Command OP.
i wonder if they will make figures of starscreams clones
wasp3000 said,  - 2008-07-02 14:44:15
I'm hoping for ultra magnus
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-02 15:07:19
said, they're making Skywarp, which was the color scheme of the Coward clone.
1-10 said,  - 2008-07-02 15:35:54
i never new that there were making a Jetfire/Jetstorm 2 pack
budgrimlock said,  - 2008-07-02 16:36:32
Activators are about 50% the size of deluxes and transform with the push of a button. I saw wave 1 at TRU and they look pretty cool. They would be good for size comparison with "larger" characters like (voyager) Lugnut who is tiny in toy form but is supposed tower over the other decpticons.
I am excited about Omega Supreme. The original was cool in concept but flawed, immobile, and fragile when played with. Plus the alt mode sucked, it should have been a giant spaceship like the Animated character. I hear it is actually going to be Fort Max- like in size and retail at 89.99 or so. I'd LOVE that...Isn't it time that we had a toy that eclipsed Fort Max in size and coolness? There hasn't been one in twenty years.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-07-02 16:43:00
These are Activators:
http://www.seibertron.com/events/fullsize.php?event_id=98&size=1&image=3

And these are Bumper Battlers:
http://www.seibertron.com/images/events/98/r_animated023.jpg


Activators Bumblebee is much more in scale to the rest of the Autobots than Deluxe Bumblebee is. I recommend him if scale means anything to you. Also, Legends Animated Prowl is a must buy to have Prowl in scale in vehicle mode (whereas his deluxe toy is perfect for robot mode).
ilovetransforers said,  - 2008-07-02 20:52:56
i cant wait for shockwave because of his changing faces
Autobutt said,  - 2008-07-02 21:43:42
Wait has it been confirmed that Shockwave will turn into Longarm as a toy? Speaking of which... what is Shockie's alt mode?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-07-02 21:49:41
Leader Bulkhead is my most anticipated figure. Why? Because he's my favorite character and he's got the most gimmicky gimicks. Like the Headmaster and such. After that, I'd say Wreck-Garr is pretty far up there on my "I can't figgin' wait" list.

Actually, that new Cheetor is pretty high up there if not number one, just because I don't know anything about it. And Cheetor was my first favorite TF ever (which is why when I met Gavin Blair and he said he made the Cheetor CGI model for BW, I nearly crapped my pants). And speaking of which I picked up the Beast Wars Robot Heroes two days ago, (Cheetor and Blackarachnia and Rattrap and Megatron) and I posted my sightings, but didn't write a review... there's really not much to review about them...
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-02 22:01:04
Autobutt, it has not yet been confirmed if the Shockwave toy will turn into Longarm (Prime). In fact, I don't even know if he will even have a toy.

We do know his altmode is a tank, an "H-tank" like Armada Megatron. And ya know what? Shockwave's body appears to be largely patterned after Armada Megatron; he transforms into an "H-tank", the front treads end up on his shoulders, and his helmet features large, serrated blades of the kind found on Megatron's Armada-body helmet. However, he retains the classic Shockwave window-chest and face that is little more than a single, round optic. It is unknown at this time if one of his hands retracts to reveal a blaster-cannon.
spartan said,  - 2008-07-02 22:25:05
i cant wait for every new deluxe voyager leader activator figures
Autobutt said,  - 2008-07-03 10:39:06
Hmm, thanks for the info Sabr. Well, if Shockwave does have a toy, and if he is a tank, i hope that at least his cannon is huge and that he does have a blaster-hand!
Galvatron Prime said,  - 2008-07-30 20:38:24
I am antisipating Universe Galvatron,Cheetor,Ironhide,Optimus Prime,(OK all of the Universe TF's)
I don't like Animated so much....
They could of made them better,
Like Bumblebee,
he has to have his stingers up,and Optimus Prime,
His Axe does not look anything like it does in the Show,
and on & on
Well later,
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