Event: SDCC 2018 Hasbro Breakfast Transformers Photos
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has kicked off with a ton of events including Hasbro's annual breakfast where they display upcoming products for the following year. This is the same event where lines like "Combiner Wars" were first revealed and it is always exciting to see what is coming.
Thanks to fellow fan and awesome friend E.R. Bustamante Ben's World of Transformers has some photos to share from the event! The toys shown at the breakfast focused on three key lines: The upcoming Walmart G1 reissues, "Generations" and the Bumblebee Movie. Here are some general notes on each:
These samples on display verify that the Mini-Bots look like reissues of reissues, namely the "Encore" releases of several Mini-Bots from 2008. This means a new head for Bumblebee and blue eyes on both Outback and Swerve. The packaging looks beautiful, recalling the days of G1.
Several products were featured from the upcoming Bumblebee Movie, but the most interesting note were two Target exclusive sets! One features "Titans Return" Soundwave with some retooling and deco changes to make him look more like an 80's boom box! His Titan Master is "Doombox", which is a fun name. Meanwhile, a One Step Changer Bumblebee redeco will include three of the "data device" sculpts from Titans Return (such as Rumble) in new decos. I think most fans will be most excited about one of them being Frenzy, completing the duo of Rumble and Frenzy for your "Generations" shelf!
The first chapter in the "War for Cybertron" series is "Siege". A beautiful display featuring a battle on Cybertron was shown. Interestingly, the display was heavily Autobot-centric so no look at say, Megatron or Starscream (I'm just assuming they're making them). Instead, we did get an awesome look at Optimus Prime, Hound, Ironhide, Chromia, Ultra Magnus and more! Both Targetmasters and Micromasters were also featured. The Micromasters have "Armada" Mini-Con levels of articulation and turn into weapons as well as vehicles and robots! The designs are spot on to their G1 counterparts and I am personally very excited about them. I am also ecstatic that we will have a Cog to complete our updated Fortress Maximus figures!
More on SDCC 2018 reveals as I receive it, but for now enjoy the photos!