New York's American International Toy Fair February 14, 2015
Transformers Generations! Now focused mostly on Combiner Wars, what we saw was mostly previously leaked stuff. The first look at Defensor was a huge highlight, along with the first real look sat Cyclonus (a Voyager combiner torso) and a smattering of Legends. But of course, the big deal was Devastator.
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This is clearly the Transformers toy of the year, made to show fans and retailers that there's a lot of life and support left in the brand. 6 Voyager-class toys are boxed together and will merge to make a giant green and purple robot of death. The quality and articulation of each individual robot varies a bit, with individual modes being dialed back a tiny bit in favor of the giant robot mode. You're going to want this, and at $160 or so you should probably start saving now.
With Defensor, the motorcycle Groove is now an added piece on the chest. Now Rook is a new armored vehicle making up for the missing limb, along with returning favorites Blades, First Aid, and Streetwise. Hot Spot will form the torso, as always. Given the packaged samples, it would seem these can't be far off at this point.
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The biggest surprise was the new leader Ultra Magnus' special feature. Rather than be a power-up suit for Optimus Prime's white cab, this one is a full transforming toy with Minimus Ambus from the IDW comics hidden inside. It's a big change as toys go and a wonderful bonus feature to make the toy exciting for the fans of the current storylines. It, along with a similarly priced and sized Thundercracker, are probably going to be out soon but no dates were given. With the current port situation, any dates are almost as fantastical as alien robots.
Not much in the way of exclusives or surprises were there, but at least we can see the line will continue to give fans a few surprises alongside new, big things that it seemed we may never get as new toys. It's going to be a good year.
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