Transformers Devastator Becomes Amazon Top Seller

Hasbro Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator Figure Set - Amazon

 

Despite only being available for pre-order, Hasbro’s Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator Figure Set is already the top seller in Amazon’s Action & Toy Figure category. Priced at $149.99, the set will be available starting August 1st and contains figures of Construction Scrapper, Construction Hook, Construction Bonecrusher, Construction Long Haul,Construction Mixmaster and Construction Scavenger. 

The Loyal Subjects To Release New Transformers Minis Line

The Loyal Subjects - Transformers Minis

The Loyal Subjects is now taking pre-orders for its new Transformers mini assortments. Standing 3 inches tall, the figures, which include the lines of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Soundwave, Starscream, Grimlock, Megatron, Thundercracker as well as three chases, feature 7 points of articulation. Priced at $12.99 a piece, each figure is blind boxed and was designed by Les Schettkoe.

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Happy Meals to Feature Transformers: Prime Figures

Transformers Prime McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

An Autobot or Decepticon figure will soon be avilable with every Happy Meal thanks to McDonald’s latest promotion featuring a host of robots from the Transformers: Prime animated series. Six different figures will be part of the promotion, which is set to begin on January 25th. For more information about McDonald’s Happy Meal Transformers: Prime promotion, check out the official website. The Transformers: Prime series, which first debuted in late 2010, will see its third season start during the spring of this year.

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Transformers Celebrate The Year of the Snake With Two New Figures

Transformers Platinum Edition Year Of The Snake Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme

The year of the snake begins on February 10th, 2013 and Hasbro plans to mark the occasion with the release of two new Transformers figures. The two figures, a Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme, both feature year of the snake themed packaging. Hasbro has also previously marked the Chinese New Years with the release of Transformers figures. For the year of the Dragon, which ends February 9th, 2013, Hasbro released a Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime that featured dragon-inspired artwork.

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Building Sets Top Preformer In U.S Toy Sales

Green Lantern "Lantern Leaders" 4-Pack Figure AssortmentAccording to data compiled by the NDP group, building sets saw their sales increase a whopping 17% year over year as of September, 2012. Unfortunately, other toy categories did not fare as well. Dolls saw sales remain flat while every other category saw a decline, such as that of action figures, where sales fell 11%, or plush, where sales declined  19%.

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Construction SetBuilding sets appear to have had a stellar year thanks in part to releases such as Mega Blok’s World Of Warcraft, LEGO’s The Lord Of the Rings and Kre-O Transformers. But sales that occur this holiday season may provide a better long term perspective of what toys are hot and what toys are not.

Source: Globe Advisor , Mattel (Picture)

The Transformers Have a Need For Speed

Transformers GT Optimus Prime

While the alternate mode of Transformers often take the form of cars, the new Transformers GT line breaks from the mold with its offerings. The Transformers are based on Nismo vehicles and feature an alternate mode color scheme inspired by the cars from the  Super GT Japanese racing series.

Transformers GT Star Saber

Thus far, the GT Prime (Red Color) and GT Saber (Blue Color Scheme) have been revealed in color on the Transformer’s GT website.

GT-R Prime Robot Mode

As for the Robot mode, currently, only uncolored prototype pictures are available, such as the one of GT Prime above.

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Kre-O Optimus Prime Transforms Into a USB Hub

Family Mart Exclusive Jumbo Kreon Optimus Prime USB Hub

Convenience store chain Family Mart will be offering up a fairly unique product to its shoppers; a Kre-O Transformers Optimus Prime that serves as a USB Hub. Pictures on the Transformers Taiwan Expo facebook page showcase the mega sized Optimus Prime Kreon, which is slated to be a Family Mart exclusive in Taiwan. Family Mart also operates stores throughout East Asia as well as a handful in the United States, but no word yet if the Kre-O Optimus Prime USB will be available outside of Taiwan.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Unveiled at New York Comic Con

Hasbro Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacon Voyager Scale PredakingDetails about Transformers Prime Beast Hunters were unveiled by Hasbro to visitors and fans at this year’s New York Comic Con. Beast Hunters will push the Transformers prime series in a new direction in 2013 with the featuring of a new Decepticon aligned faction, the Predacons. Led by Predaking (pictured above), the Predacons will also be a central part of the upcoming line of Transformer action figures and KRE-O sets coming out next spring.

Takara Tomy And New Era Collaboration Brings About Transforming Caps

Megatron and Optimus Prime New Era Cap Transformers

These 59 Fifty hats are certainly more than meets the eye. The iconic New Era hats transform into none other than the main protaginists of the Transformers, Optimus Prime and Megatron, all thanks to the hat maker’s collaboration with Takara Tomy.

Megatron and Optimus Prime New Era Cap Transformers Beast Mode

While the hats cannot be worn, they make for a pair of pretty unique Transformers action figures. Both the Optimus Prime and Megatron New Era hat Transformers will be out later this year in December. They will be priced at ¥1800, or just a hair under $23 each.

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