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Toy Fair 09: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Toys

Devastator big Debut in NY!

By Robert T. Trate     February 18, 2009

 

Michael Bay is going to bring us yet another live action Transformers film this June (you can see the new trailer here). What are Transformers without toys? Last weekend Hasbro revealed all their new Transformers for 2009. They encompass the new cartoon, the classic cartoon and the new movie all in celebration of Transformers 25th anniversary. The majority of what was actually in the showroom were toys that dealt directly with Michael Bay’s new film. If you are a fan of the new likenesses get ready for a real treat. If you are a die hard fan and like only the classic cartoon look then this won’t be for you. I will put out the SPOILER warning because some of what you are about to see might ruin the film for you. Then again, there will probably be ten different movie trailers between now and then so you might as well look any way.
 
BUMBLE BEE:

 

 
Finally Hasbro is making a Spike (a.k.a. Sam Witwicky) action figure that can ride inside Bumble Bee. Sure he seems small but the proportions match up. They are actually doing this for a lot of the human characters in the film. For this fan, who isn’t ten years old nor does he have a ten year old child, the Bumble Bee voice mixer helmet and Plasma Cannon are the coolest things in the line. The voice changer helmet takes it up a notch and even has a karaoke type feature but it is the fact that the Plasma Cannon plays Stan Bush’s classic “The Touch” makes it a must have!
 
OPTIMUS PRIME:
 
 
 
 
 
It is hard to believe that an Optimus Prime toy doesn’t really get me excited anymore. There will be various sizes and likenesses but this one does have a really cool new feature. Hasbro has placed moving parts inside his chest that give the illusion that even more is transforming inside him. Other than that it is just another Optimus Prime with flames.
 
STAR SCREAM:
 
 
 
 
 
Since Megatron has fallen (he'll be back), it looks as if Star Scream will have more of a focus alongside "The Fallen". Being a huge Star Scream fan these figures have that cut throat attitude that the character has always delivered. The interesting addition to the characters likeness is the Cybertron Warrior Tattoos.
 
DEVASTATOR:
 
It will be his break out movie and Devastator and the Constructicons will finally make that live action leap from the small screen. There will be numerous versions of Devastator and the Constructicons each varying in price and transformation. They don’t look like the cartoon counterparts but this realistic approach is a step up form their former bright lime green days.
 
 
 
 
 
We have 13 photos of the Transformers exhibit so click on the header picture to see all the pictures in the gallery. My Toy Maniac Column this Friday will feature Hasbro’s new Star Wars, some more Transformers and Marvel figures from Toy Fair as well.
 

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vinylcharmer 2/18/2009 7:20:45 AM

The lime green look of the Constructicons in the original show actually did make sense since they were based on a line of equipement produced in Asia in the 80's that was lime green. I just hope they keep the fact that Starscream built them in the story. Also hoping that means we'll see the Dinobots soon maybe part 3. I know we won't but that would be cool. Me like Grimlock.

drumshine 2/18/2009 9:21:59 AM

How cool would it be to work at ILM right now. I mean next to getting to create a lightsaber duel with Yoda, nothing even comes close to getting the opportunity to create Devestator for the big screen. Could you imagine it? You know they're all fanboys like us. Your manager comes walking in and says "Hey, Michael Bay is wanting to put the Constructicons in this movie." I'd be grinning so large I wouldn't even have noticed the fresh crap stain in my pants.

jochimus 2/18/2009 4:55:47 PM

"The lime green look of the Constructicons in the original show actually did make sense since they were based on a line of equipement produced in Asia in the 80's that was lime green."

Actually, the contractors who worked on the trucking firm that moved to our town last year used lime-green construction vehicles.  I kept resisting the urge, though, to shout out in the car "Ah sh**, the Constructicons are attacking!". :D

Wallace85 2/19/2009 3:37:36 AM

Devastator is gonna be one bad mother

I think and hoping the Dinobots will make it in the 3rd one cause Orci has written a way to include them in and I think Bay will grow to love them and put them in.I mean how can you not love Grimlock and the other Dinobots.Plus he's already put other animal bots like Scorpinox,Ravage and I think Lazerbeak so why not the Dinobots?

auvischizo 2/19/2009 7:05:21 AM

vinylcharmer, if I am not mistaken Starscream made the Combaticons after he was exiled by Megatron out of old World War II vehicles he found in a junk yard (he took trips to Cybertron on the space bridge to steal sparks and all).  The Constructicons were Megatron's and Soundwave's design.

gauleyboy420 2/19/2009 10:49:53 AM

I'm pretty sure the constructicons existed on Cybertron. They were the builders of transformers.

not sure gonna have to Wiki it

SONYMANswallows 2/24/2009 4:51:55 PM

PIGFORMERS COMTINUES TO SHOW THE UN ORIGINAL CRAP IT IS.

 

MEGAPIG AND STARSNOUT LOOK LIKE JERRY'S KIDS JOINED SILVER HAWKS

 

SWINESTATOR LOOKS LIKE A PATHETIC RIP OFF OF VOLTRON WITH DONNIE DARKO'S EVIL RABBITS HEAD, I GUESS THATS NOT ALL MIKEY BAYS FAULT SINCE TRANSFORMERS RIPPED OFF VOLTRON IN THE 1980'S TO COMPETE SO NOW BAY HAS TO DO IT WITH PIGFORMERS

 

I love the intense lack of knowledge some of you show about generation 1 cause Starscream did not go back to Cybertron to get parts for Devastator.

Keep up the RIP OFFS Mikey will the pork bots return to Earth ripping off how Superman returned to Earth in Superman Returns.

 

Will Mikey Bay rip off 1997 Star Wars Episode 4 by using the same effect that was the Death Star exploding to show the giant raisin in ARMEGEDDON exploding before it hits Earth.

How thankful Bernie Mac must be for faking his death so he does not have to be part of this kiddie toy commercial

 

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