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Publicity Stills of Not-Yet-Released Transformers

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Anonymous at 2008-09-19 8:39 am

TFW2005 has posted some terrific publicity still images of forthcoming Transformers toys.  These provide us with the best look we've seen so far of:

Animated: Chainsaw Lockdown, Swindle, Blurr, Skywarp, Shockwave...
Classics Universe: Cyclonus, Hound, Cheetor, Brawn (hey, I thought he was dead!), Beachcomber, Bumblebee, Inferno and a few other recolors.

So which of these toys has you most fired up?

Perceptor said,  - 2008-09-19 08:46:50
Robot Heroes Perceptor! :)

Just kiddin'. Among these toys, the one I'm most keen to find is Swindle. LOVE the looks of this toy's design. I just hope it looks as good in real life as these press photos.
Decepticon Rhinox said,  - 2008-09-19 10:03:27
You're surprised of Brawn because he died? That's it,no Universe Ironhide,Ratchet,Prowl,Brawn,etc for you.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-09-19 10:30:19
You're right! They're all dead too! :)
Sabrblade. said,  - 2008-09-19 10:51:03
O_o Is that Henkei Starscream among those pic?
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-09-19 11:14:13
Vector Prime looks to be The Last Autobot from the G1 Marvel comics.

And thats not Henkei Starscream, just G1 accurate colors Starscream. You'd easily find differences if you compared the two side by side (I haven't done so yet).

Also, Brawn died twice - in the movie and in the G.I. Joe / Transformers G2 crossover comic. I suppose this would have to be the Classics universe Brawn - the universe which is a different branch of continuity to G2 and the movie.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-09-19 11:38:17
Is that Scourge repaint supposed to be Beast Megatron or something? He has the Predacon symbol after all! I'll tell you what, that gives me A LOT of faith that the new Leo Prime figure is going to be a repaint of Leobreaker but have a Maximal symbol and a bio that relates him to Lio Convoy. I can't wait!
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-09-19 12:01:15
The Scourge repaint is an upgrade to Robots in Disguise Bruticus. I didn't spot it at first either.
Romorini said,  - 2008-09-19 12:22:55
Man, I hope that Cheetor is mis-transformed. That cat mode is so cool, but the robot couldn't possibly be that lame.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-09-19 12:32:48
Oh wow, good call, Bass X0. But yeah, I think you're right. just the same, I'm still hoping for the Leo Prime!!
Overhaul said,  - 2008-09-19 14:12:45
I have to say, I've been a fan of the Classics figures, since they've produced versions of my favorite characters that are more posable and seem to be a bit more show worthy (Bumblebee, Jetfire, Starscream, ect..).
Again, havn't been into Animated, but the figures don't look bad either. In fact, I think I like the Swindle figure a lot...
And Classics, I'm excited about the Cyclonus figure (who's one of my top 10 favorite characters of all time). In fact, is it just me or does Cyclonus's gun look like a Targetmaster??? Inferno looks really well done two (could both be Voyager class figures???) The Vector Prime repaint looks nice too, although I wouldn't be getting him (already have original Vector Prime).
And is it me, or do Bumblebee, Beachcomber and Brawn look like they'd be some kind of basic or mini-car type figures? Regardless, I'd get them, especially Brawn.
Tyscream said,  - 2008-09-19 14:26:24
O M G... I sure know whats gonna be on MY Christmas list.
Synical Prime said,  - 2008-09-19 14:28:29
Are there release dates posted anywhere for these? These are for the US, right? Cool stuff!
Luketroop said,  - 2008-09-19 14:47:54
Holy **** i have my christmas list set up. Just look at that Cyclonus figure and Inferno. So awesome!
transformersfan552 said,  - 2008-09-19 15:29:49
lukertroop, I herd that cyclonus comes with targetmaster nightstick and inferno like his g1 counterpart tuns into a fire truck. The toys i'm geting is cheetor deluxe animated blurr , swindel, and shockwave.
cyberwuss said,  - 2008-09-19 17:54:15
I can't say which of the other figs I'm most hyped about but for repaints I really like that Vector Prime they show.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-09-19 17:57:43
To quote Cravin, the (ex)mascot of Honeycomb cereal:....ME LIKE! ME WANT!!!!!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-09-19 20:45:34
Wait a sec. Look closely at those Robot Heroes sets. One of them is Snarl vs. Sharkticon. But that's not Snarl, that's Slag.

I can understand the reason for the name change (it's a bad word in the UK), but if G1 Slag is now Snarl, then what's G1 Snarl now? Striker?
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-09-20 03:49:23
"And is it me, or do Bumblebee, Beachcomber and Brawn look like they'd be some kind of basic or mini-car type figures?"

They are Legends toys.

And I would have preferred Slag to have just been called "Dinobot" instead of "Snarl". Clearly someone at Hasbro just doesn't care.
Sailor Moon said,  - 2008-09-20 10:17:14
Finaly, some r.i.d. love ^_^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-09-20 12:35:13
What is the deal with the Animated Bumblebee? Does it have the stinger mechanism fixed?
Sailor Moon said,  - 2008-09-20 13:17:27
Animated bumblebee is the same toy. Hasbro just wants you to buy it twice :p
Darkton said,  - 2008-09-21 15:27:04
Chainsaw Lockdown is good for the chainsaw. Otherwise, not interested unless he's on the show.

Swindle and Blurr look pretty cool! Definately interested.

Skywarp will be mine only because I like the colors, and he's on the show.

Shockwave is awesome, the new Punch/Counterpunch. However, he seems mistransformed in that shot. That face should be pulled up.

Cyclonus, Hound, and Inferno are mine unless the Henkei Versions are better.

Cheetor is right out. I already have the best one.

Brawn, Beachcomber, and Bumblebee are good updates to the minibots, but I'm not interested.

Starscream looks like the Henkei version. He's MINE!

Vector and Bruticus are right out. Don't like the colors, homage or not.

So there. ^_^
Overhaul said,  - 2008-09-26 15:46:26
Look closely at Hound: Is that Ravage in his cassette mode on Hounds' back in robot mode??? How odd. But even more incentive to buy him.
Overhaul said,  - 2008-09-26 15:47:32
Sorry, I meant Hounds' Jeep mode :-).
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