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Publicity Photos & Survey Update

Posted by:
Perceptor at 2008-11-21 2:40 pm

We have received new publicity images of upcoming Transformers Animated: Jetfire and Jetstorm, Roadbuster Ultra Magnus and the Universe Superion set. 

We were also told the following regarding female respondents of the Hasbro Survey,
"Hasbro was recently made aware of a problem with its Transformers Collectors Survey posted to the brand’s website.  A glitch in the programming was resulting in a termination of the survey when/if a participant selected “Female” at the onset of the survey.  This was an unfortunate mistake in programming and not intentional.  The issue has since been fixed and the survey is now operating as intended."


ALSO, ANOTHER SPECIAL NOTE: does not have a policy to create "registered members."  We have set up our site deliberately so that any fan can post news comments, toy reviews, and sightings anonymously.  One question of the survey asks you to check a box for sites that you are a "registered member."  We would like to ask that if you consider yourself a fan of this site, please check the box for, even though  zero of our site visitors are technically, "registered members."   Thank you.  We appreciate your support!

Thanks to Joe with Hasbro's PR for providing us the info!

Synical Prime said,  - 2008-11-21 15:58:14
Rats. I wish I had known that about the "registered member" thing. I'd have liked to give you guys some 'props' that way! So for the record, I do really dig! This is one of only two fan sites that I go to regularly for info. Thanks guys!
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-11-21 16:31:15
Check that out, the Superion set has a "Revenge of the Fallen" banner on it. That's interesting. I'm not expecting him to show up in the film, it's just a strange choice for marketing.
Knightwing said,  - 2008-11-21 16:41:07
Actually, it's brilliant marketing. What better way to introduce the ROTF line than with a Gesault set? It can be on shelves WAY before the movie opens, and it's a gift set ready made for those who missed out on the Energon release. Furthermore, Superion and Bruticus could both be disapearing from shelves right as the "real" ROTF toy waves and movie come out.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-11-21 17:28:27
I think I might get both box versions, so that the other set I can experiment with giving them distinct faces and giving Superion himself some decent hands.
Cheetor2 said,  - 2008-11-21 19:33:57
Hey guys. I checked the box as a registered member of since I've been coming here for years and it's usually my first stop when I log on to my computer.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-11-21 20:08:38
Why on earth is Superion in ROTF packaging? When we last saw his packaging, it was from Universe; and that was an actual photo rather than a stock image like this one is.|66%3A2|65%3A10|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
Perceptor said,  - 2008-11-21 20:21:43
Thanks Synical and Cheetor2, that's very nice of you to say!
Bellprime said,  - 2008-11-21 23:08:31
Why can't Superion have two of the same arms or legs? 1 set of the same molds could be used for the arms, & one for the legs. Or, is that possible?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-11-21 23:13:28
He can. One arm and one leg are the same figure and the same goes for the other arm and leg. They're all the same molds and you can pick and choose which ones are arms and legs.
Human Error said,  - 2008-11-22 06:20:43
Im really psyced about that Superion i missed him the first time around. The ROTF packaging looks really cool! I just wish we could see all sides of the box.

And now a public service announcement:

***Wear your seat belts!!! I was in an accident yesterday. It was a Chevy cargo van Vs. a Toyota sedan and the tiny car won. My van rolled twice, spun on the driver side and slid for 150 feet! The bottom line is, the only way i walked away from the totaled van was because i was wearing my belt. Now you know! :-)
Knightwing said,  - 2008-11-22 06:32:30
I'm gald to hear you're ok HE. Too bad about your van.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-11-22 11:06:32
Holy Crap, Human Error! Hope you're all well. I'm sure it was terrifying at the time, but did you feel like you were part of a Transformers Movie afterwards?

But seriously, I hope your all well, dude.
Human Error said,  - 2008-11-22 12:13:19
"I'm gald to hear you're ok HE. Too bad about your van."

Thankfully it wasnt my van. It was a company van and i wasnt at fault the other guy ran a red light so i wont have to worry about my insurance going up.

"Hope you're all well."

Im ok, considering. I messed up my shoulder a bit but all in all im ok.

"I'm sure it was terrifying at the time, but did you feel like you were part of a Transformers Movie afterwards?"

Ha Ha i can honestly say that didnt cross my mind. Its a funny thought though!
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-11-22 13:12:14
This has me thinking. could this be offical news of Superion in "Revenge Of The Fallen"?
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-11-22 13:24:08
No way would this Superion be in ROTF. It might be in ROTF packaging, but it could just be a running change in the figure's packaging.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-11-22 14:20:26
HumanEr, I cannot believe the $#!+ that happens to you! Ya, mon I'm, r, we're all very glad you're okay. A miracle it's only your shoulder that's hurt considering how bad that van sounds.

BTW, Doctor's orders would have had to be "give up Transformers!" if the thought that went through your head was of the TF movie, as your van gets SLAMMED and rolls over twice...

Again, glad you're alright.

Yeah, ditto SB's comment above. I'm sure Superion is not in ROTF. But it is cool to get a sneak peak of the ROTF packaging!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-11-22 14:37:12
Almost forgot to say, "Glad you're all right, HE." That guy really shouldn't have run the red light. Sounds to me that he's the real "human error".

A similar thing happened to my older brother awhile back. He didn't get hurt, but his car was totaled. It was like this: Car A crosses the road too slowly, Car B comes at Car A and can't stop quickly enough, Car B hits car A and spins around 180 degrees. Car C (my brother) starts coming and can't see Car B because Car B is black, has its headlights out, and it's night. Car C hits Car B head on and is totaled. Car A gets charged with "Obstruction of Traffic" for causing the whole accident.
Overhaul said,  - 2008-11-22 18:14:35
Glad you walked away from that one, Human Error. Sorry to hear about your shoulder though. Hope you recover soon!
As for Superion, I can't say I'm that impressed with this set. In fact, I never cared for the way the G1 Superion looked either (arms too short, legs too thin). I guess it's pretty tricky to make a combiner made of planes.
I am, however, looking forward to getting the Universe Bruticus set, although doing some altering to it (making a G1-like chest sheild, making decent hands and feet, ect..). And also, getting a few new figures to sub for Blast-off and Swindle (I'm thinking either Energon Windrazor or Skyshadow for Blast-Off, and need to find a jeep figure that would be compatible for a leg). Any suggestions?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-11-22 18:33:09
Perceptor, have you been getting my emails?

I'd recommend either Energon Duststorm or Wideload. They aren't jeeps, but I think they are probably the closest representation if you are going for accuracy. If you want to go the distance with the kitbashing, though, I might recommend Energon Strongarm or Cybertron Hardtop. Hartop was even repainted into Cybertron Swindle. You may even consider Cybertron Overhaul, Overhaul.

As for Blastoff, I'd use Skyshadow soley based on the fact that his hand mold is even a little better than Windrazor's. But if you are considering making new hands, then that's probably a moot point.
Overhaul said,  - 2008-11-24 17:14:07
Thanks for the recommendations, TriPredRavage.
I see your point: Duststorm and Wideload are both combining figures that should be compatible, but Strongarm and Hardtop look more like Swindle's vehicle mode (I'm personally favoring Strongarm). My next question is this: is a figure like Strongarm of compatible size to a normal Energon combiner limb?
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-11-24 18:16:30
Well Overhaul, this just keeps getting better for ya. Not only is Energon Strongarm the right size for a combiner limb, but our very Alterations blog has an artcile showing us how the kitbash Strongarm into Swindle:
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