Pulse Con 2021 reveals and news

Here’s the details from Pulse Con’s livestream…

Legacy brings characters from across the Multiverse with a Generations styling

Energon-infused weapons across all sizes. All energon from all continuities, dark energon, even new energon. Combine weapons “Perhaps a new combiner set”


Skids shown off, energon axe-blaster. will have a tinted sunroof.

Dragstrip shown, dark energon in his blasters, combine for the G1 double barreled blaster. Third mode and more Stunticons coming.

Prime Arce next. Two energon blades combine to be a shield. Tire separates to reveal another energon blaster. Light-piped head.

Kickback revealed. Took in realistic effects of a grasshopper to mix with robotic version. Clear tinted chest. Very cartoon inspired. Dark energon infused slicer weapons can be swords, can fit over the wings.

Voyager class next.

Bulkhead shown. Feet fold down to be the back doors of the truck to store the weapons inside. “Canvas” top can be removed to become a SWAT shield.

Leader Class now.

G2 Laser Optimus Prime. Comes with his transforming oil tanker rig that becomes a battle station. Energon sword stores underneath, energon ax stores on the back of the truck. Energon missiles under panels on the shoulder. Comes with the Matrix in his chest.

Packaging is a closed box on Leader class, all have very vibrant, colorful art. Dragstrip’s package has a callout for “one in five” harkens to the Menasor combiner. Future livestreams will reveal the rest of the Stunticons. All packages except core class will have a QR code taking them to art, bios, and tech specs for each character.


Showing off the Covert Agent Ravage and Decepticons Forever Ravage Pulsecon exclusive. Paint even in the mouth. No labels for Ravage, all deco instead. Vac metal weapons.

Showing off Galvatron Unicron-companion pack, the translucent purple Leader Class Galvatron. Inspired by the reformatting of Megatron into Galvatron. Bringing out Breaking Benjamin lead singer/guitarist Ben Burnley to do his Unicron voice and show off his collection and run through what comes with the set. The stand shown is not in the accessory pack, it comes with Unicron, these items on it attach to it. Arcee, Perceptor, Kup, Ultra Magnus, Dinobots – Grimlock, Swoop, Snarl and Slug – Starscream, Dirge, Cyclonus, Scourge, the Junkion ship Minnow, the Quintesson cruiser, and Galvatron’s ship the Revenge.

Hall of Fame.

Toy of the Year, 23% of the votes, WFC Voyager Tigatron won.

Beast Wars season 1 character of the year, celebrating 25 years of the show, Inferno!

Human inductee, it’s voice actor John Moschitta! Blurr himself! Holding Shattered Glass Blurr on one shoulder and Studio Series 86 Blurr on the other, devil and angel.

Second human inductee, it’s comics artist Guido Guidi who’s been with the brand since 2004. The cartoon first caught his attention, then the toys, but it was the comics that got him so excited that while he waited for new issues he’d draw his own comics. Kept doing this until it was his job many years later.

Hint to Blaster coming up.

And that’s it. Preorders open at 4pm EDT for Pulse premium members, 5pm EDT for all buyers and on other e-tailers.

Hasbro Invites Fans to Create New Transformers Character

hasbro-brand-tfFor the first time in its history, Hasbro has unveiled a program in which Transformers fans can help create an all-new Transformers character that will be introduced into the brand’s rich lore forever, including an action figure in next year’s “Thrilling 30” anniversary line as well as appear in official Transformers comic books. 


Opening Globally Today, the “Fan Built Bot” Poll Kicks-Off Celebration of the Iconic Brand’s 30th Anniversary by Allowing Fans to Create New Transformers Character

Pawtucket, R.I. (April 18, 2013) — For the first time in history, the Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) TRANSFORMERS brand is inviting fans of all ages around the globe to help create a new TRANSFORMERS character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the TRANSFORMERS’ brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the “Fan Built Bot” Poll kicks off today, and will run through May 5th on TRANSFORMERS.com/vote. Continue reading

First Look at Hasbro Masterpiece Acid Storm, and Soundwave & Minions Set

This just in from Hasbro, our first official look at Masterpiece Acid Storm, and Masterpiece Soundwave & Cassette Minions set. The only info Hasbro has on these right now for us is that they are both Toys R Us exclusives coming later this year, pricing and release date info still to come.

Note that Rumble is red and Frenzy is blue in the images, these names were taken directly from Hasbro’s image files identifying them as such.

Images are presented in large format, make sure to click the mid-size images to view the large-size files as well.

Also, note that Ravage is mistransformed with his little nose not folded out, the figure itself does have a nose though, it’s just easy to miss folding it out. Continue reading

Masterpiece Thundercracker TRU-exclusive Review

This is TFviews.com’s review of Toys R Us-exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker.  This MP Thundercracker is based on the TakaraTomy MP-11 Coronation Starscream figure, itself a significant remold from the original MP-3 Starscream, correcting several issues with that original Masterpiece Seeker figure. TRU is charging $69.99, and this is their first Masterpiece Seeker US release after the first 2 – Starscream and Skywarp – were released through Walmart in ’07 and ’09, respectively, with the former released at $49 and the latter at $60, so inflation on the Masterpiece Seekers hasn’t been too painful at least; meanwhile, non-Seeker Masterpieces Rodimus and Grimlock went for $50 and $70, respectively, in the last few years. Keep in mind that Takara release their own MP Thundercracker in ’08 in Japan, but that was a different mold.

This will be another primarily-photos review, I’ll keep notes in list form in their various sections. Once again, great care was taken to present this figure in realistic light whenever possible. Please be sure to check out the large-sized images, this time linked from the medium-sized photo pages. Also, note that some images are comparing the original US Masterpiece Starscream set to this one.  Continue reading

Masterpiece Thundercracker Sighted in SoCal

Masterpiece Thundercracker, exclusive to Toys R Us and based on the Takara MP-11 Coronation Starscream remold, was sighted by my own eyes and wallet yesterday at Culver City, CA TRU, as well as by my friend Bikerscout who found his at Glendale, CA TRU. The pricetag on the set is $69.99 and comes in a keystone box meant to evoke the shape of the original US MP Starscream, only simpler. The instructions on Thundercracker call back to the wrong figure though, using the Starscream v.1 instructions which deviate from this transformation after step 5 of 27. More details will be coming soon.

Fall of Cybertron Bruticus SDCC-exclusive 5-pack Review

This is TFviews.com’s review of the HasbroToyShop Comic Con-exclusive FOC Bruticus 5-pack.

For those who don’t know, this set is an exclusive paint scheme meant to represent the Combaticons as they appear in the upcoming video game, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. While the mainline releases of the 5 Combaticon figures won’t be coming for a few more months, and the game itself won’t be released for a few more weeks, fans who were fortunate enough to either be at the 2012 Comic Con International in San Diego from July 11th through the 15th, or online at the exact right time when HasbroToyShop’s website released their small held-back cache of sets a few weeks after get to experience the Combaticons as they were originally planned for release, before the character colors were changed to brighter mainline looks.

This review will be primarily a photo review, most of you who know my style have seen very long written reviews, but for this review I will list only the broad strokes in brief lists and notes for each character. For those interested, great care was taken to shoot these photos in an extremely natural, realistic lighting so as to present the authentic visual impact of every aspect of this monumental figure set.

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Super7 Announces Transformers Super Shoguns

Super7 teams up with Hasbro to bring the most popular Japanese giant robots of all time to the Super Shogun format! OPTIMUS PRIME and other Autobots and Decipticons will be realized as jumbo-scaled, 24” tall retro-bot complete with rocket punch! These will be among the largest TRANSFORMER collectibles ever produced!

As part of this multi-year licensing agreement, Super7 will also produce TRANSFORMERS merchandise in a variety of categories, including Designer Japanese Vinyl Figures, retro-themed Glassware, Designer T-Shirts, and Limited Edition Art Prints!

Transformers joins Super7’s line of licenses, following Star Wars, Godzilla, and Alien. The image put out so far is just a teaser, not representative of the final product. But for fans of a certain age, this is a dream come true: Transformers that can battle with other 2-foot-tall Shogun Warrior-sized figures (eat it, Godzilla! EAT FLYING ROBOT FIST OF DEATH!), so keep an eye out for more Super7’s Transformers Super Shogun news.

San Diego Comic-Con Interview with Hasbro

Last week at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro was gracious enough to give us here at TFviews.com an official interview with the Transformers brand management team shortly after what could arguably be called their best panel presentation ever – thanks largely to a angrily-passionate crowd, a responsive panel, and technical difficulties with the slideshow (you wouldn’t think that’d be a recipe for success, but it was more fun and more informative than any this reporter has ever seen before). TFv got to sit down with Aaron Archer and Jerry Jivoin (alliteration at Comic-Con is a must!) and ask them the following questions culled from our readers.

Hasbro’s time was limited, so we jumped right into the questions…

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New Star Trek and Transformers Kre-O Sets Unveiling at Comic-Con

At Comic-Con, the KRE-O brand from Hasbro, Inc. boldly goes where no one has gone before.  Based on the upcoming STAR TREK sequel from Paramount Pictures and directed by J.J. Abrams, the KRE-O STAR TREK line, under license from CBS Consumer Products, features a variety of vehicles from the movie along with fun KREON figures based on iconic STAR TREK characters.  Fans will be able to see the KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE set and KIRK, SPOCK and BONES KREON figures for the first time in person at the Hasbro Comic-Con booth (#3213) beginning on Preview Night, July 11. Continue reading