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Hasbro shines some light on upcoming TF figures, and reveals some new ones.

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Sabrblade at 2008-09-01 9:11 am

On Hasbro's Transformers website, they have made things more clear about several upcoming Transformers figures for Animated, Universe, and the Movie.

On the collector's checklist section, which lists every U.S. Hasbro toy from 1984 until now, a section for 2008 is up, and lists all the toys expected to be released for the rest of the year. Some of the items in the list have been seen before, but with questions unanswered. Now some of those questions have been solved.

Before, images of Movie Voyager Prime and Megatron redecos (along with FB Jazz and Boncrusher) had surfaced, and now this lists reveals that they will be Target-exclusive Screen Battles sets. The Optimus Prime redeco and Bonecrusher will be the "Freeway Brawl" set, and 'fire' Megatron and FB Jazz will be the "Battle Over Mission City" set.

Also listed are Taget-exclusive Animated sets of Rescue Ratchet with Legends Prowl and Starscream, and Stealth Lockdown with Legends Optimus Prime and BumblebeeHowever, this list has Stealth Lockdown named as "Active Camo Lockdown", which is weird.

Finally, the list reveals that a Universe 2-pack consisting of TF:Cybertron figures Galaxy Force Optimus Prime vs. Crumplezone will be a Costco exclusive.

Although, the list does not show the upcoming Swindle, Blazing Lockdown, BlurrSkywarp, ShockwaveShadow Blade Megatron, Roadbuster Ultra Magnus, or Street Patrol Bumblebee listed. Perhaps they will be released in 2009.

PLUS, the list does reveal some new listed products that haven't been seen or heard of till now. Costco-exclusive "Universe Battle Pack (5-deluxe figures)". Could this be an Energon Superion Maximus redeco like the previous Constructicon Maximus redeco released years before? This report gives a little evidence, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.

And new Bumper Battlers "Sting Racer Bumblebee" and Nightwatch Optimus Prime". Obvious redecos of their first Bumper Battler figures.

Rhinoxfan said,  - 2008-09-01 12:08:59
its the first swindle i actually like. lol the made a bunch of like the same thing from cybertron to the movie version i believe and its sickening. this one looks okay
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-09-01 18:21:42
Can't wait to get these!
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-09-02 08:29:33
blurr,shockwave and swindle are set to relese in december of 08.
Soundwave the Scion said,  - 2008-09-02 10:02:16
I can't wait for shockwave to come out, there's a tf thats worth its money.
Rhinoxfan said,  - 2008-09-02 18:06:49
i dont know about the shockwave. not sure if i want it. hes too diff.
Human Error said,  - 2008-09-02 20:38:06
so far there isnt one Animated fig that i don't like, aside from the dinobots but i never liked them anyway. I know, im in the minority on that one but oh well thats just me. They look cool and all but i just hate the characters.

On a side note: How long do you thing we will all get over the uniqueness of this line and force Hasbro to come up with something new? I hope that doesnt happen for a long time. it would be nice to have a line that lasts long like g1
Mister N said,  - 2008-09-02 23:26:16
double check your link coding, you've got a typo in there.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-09-03 03:46:47
anyone know what a Costco is?
Human Error said,  - 2008-09-03 05:32:19
Costco is a bulk warehouse store like Sams Club or BJ's
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-09-04 08:33:45
oh yeah.i found one in my area on thier website.thanx
Blitzwing said,  - 2008-09-10 17:05:07
I heard they are making a fairly large line of Universe toys,including Cheetor and Dinobot.
Personaly,I can't wait for Swindle to come out. I agree with Rhinoxfan:The other Swindles were slag,but this one rocks!


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