I've just gotta say, I love that caption on the voyager prime pic.--Carrion 13:41, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Price Points and Sub-lines?

So, I see Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader price points. I see an "Activators" sub-line. What's their schtick? Is "Roll-Out Command" a sub-line, or just a unique Optimus toy filling his Leder-class gap? I assume "Legends" and "Scout" will still exist? JW 14:34, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

"Activators" are the renamed "Fast Action Battlers" if I recall. Toyline for younger kids.--RosicrucianTalk 14:55, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Not quite that, though they sort of fill the same niche. FABs are chunkier versions with simpler transformations and spring-loaded missile gimmicks. Activators are chunkier, simpler versions with one-touch, spring-loaded transformations and no other gimmicks (as far as I can tell). So far, the "Roll-Out Command" OP does appear to be unique in having that title.--Apcog 15:30, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
I think the Activators are also Basic-sized, unless the guy in the video Thy took has HUGE hands. --M Sipher 15:55, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Hasbro's site calls the activators "scout-scaled" toys. They will also release a handheld video game type thing and the OP battle-rig gun as Animated prime. Also, the new movie legends figures, combined with the universe's announced legends-class figures, make it seem inevitable it will include legends, and quite possibily robot heroes (even though the other '08 property Transformers: Crossovers has no evidence of either of the last to sublines).--Autobotx1010 21:13, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Release Date: March 25?

So, there's a news report over on Seibertron.com saying that the first wave of Transformer Animated toys will be out next week. Anyone know if this is true? JW 19:03, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Maybe someone should correct the "To be released in June" bit, since some of the toys are officially out in the US now by the sounds of it? Anyone know what the UK release date is? Shadow Mask Prime 17:26, 29 April 2008 (UTC)


SkyWarp Voyager?

Just noticed that SkyWarp seems to have been added to the Voyager list. Is that Official, or someone doing some eduacated guesses? I'm guessing that this is something that could quite easily have just been revealled at BotCon, but I just wanted to be sure.Shadow Mask Prime 17:26, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

As of BotCon, it is now confirmed.--RosicrucianTalk 18:17, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

eBay Animated Madness

Just wondering. Should we include a small paragraph about the way the Animated Line toys have been appearing on eBay for several Months before their official release, en mass; and how Hasbro is now taking legal action against these sellers? I don't have a source for the latter, other than a friend buying them on eBay, and after the last couple he brought and paid for, he got an email form the seller saying he had had to cancel the remaining auctions, and he didn't have to pay if he didn't want to; due to some warning he had received (though he had already paid, and they arrived, and Grimlock is awesome.... Gaaahhh! I want a UK release date!).Shadow Mask Prime 17:40, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

If we can get some more info (like a copy of the C&D letters Hasbro is sending out), this would be worth mentioning, sure, either here or in the eBay article. JW 17:43, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
The only toys sellers recieved warnings for were the Botcon ones. It's likely that your seller assumed the warning counted for Animated as well. Decepticon Rhinox 21:37, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm not aware of Hasbro itself sending out warnings to sellers (or atleast no one's stepped forward), looks like it's just Brian Savage. Ryan from Seibertron.com had an auction for a prototype Bulkhead removed from eBay at Hasbro's request, but they didn't contact him personally. eBay just sent him a form letter saying the auction violated someone's intellectual property, and told him he couldn't sell that there. --70.190.251.10 22:32, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Omega Supreme

Has Omega Supreme been announced, or is this more speculation? --FortMax 16:32, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Speculation which lost credibility. The same message that mentioned Omega Supreme also stated that blitzwing would be deluxe. Decepticon Rhinox 16:48, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
True. On the other hand 1) the Arc really does look like it could turn into Omega that list aside and 2)When asked about him, Hasbro "No Commented", if there was nothing to it wouldn't they have just said so... --ZacWilliam 18:43, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Just because Hasbro might be thinking about it, doesn't mean it will actually happen. We don't predict the future here. JW 19:25, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I agree, it doesn't belong here until it's official, I was just saying I think it has a good chance still of eventually being true.--ZacWilliam 22:59, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, yah, granted. And happy fanboy noises will ensue from me and others. JW 03:08, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Sentinel prime's toy

I seem to remember Sentinel prime's action figure being a voyager class toy. Does anyone know why he is now a deluxe and very out-of-scale? - St.Hound

The things you remember are lies. He's a Deluxe. - RolonBolon 02:28, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, okay then. - St.Hound

Homages?

Is this section REALLY neccessary? Isn't it kind of a giant "NO SHIT" list? --M Sipher 14:22, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Only to people coming here who are already aware of the older versions. It could still be useful for new fans, ones who've begun their TF knowledge with Animated (and perhaps the new movie). Yeah, they may be few and far between now, but so were fans who started their TF knowledge with Beast Wars once.--Apcog 14:36, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Wouldn't it be quicker and easier to say who ISN'T an homage/reinvention of a past-franchise character instead, with just a general "almost every character is an homage/reinvention of a character from a previous series"? I mean, we're looking at... four? And on that note, wouldn't this be better served on the FRANCHISE page in any case, or are we going to pretend that this only applies to the toys and not the associated fictions? --M Sipher 15:05, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Four? Sentinel Prime, Bulkhead, Lugnut, Female Starscream? I suppose Prowl really isn't an homage really... - Vanguard 16:41, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Not an homage to G1 Prowl you say, because he's a motorcycle? Need I remind you of G1 Prowl's ACTION MASTER form? :D 72.82.37.55 06:53, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Actually I was going to put it on the franchise page to begin with, but saw that Energon had it on the toys page. I agree that perhaps both should be moved to the main franchise page.--MistaTee 15:52, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

List structure

Slightly changed the list so its structure would be the same as for the movie toyline. Ordering toys in a size class under "wave x" sub-headers is better than adding the wave number in brackets. Especially when those "wave" numbers follow a personal perception that views toys from multiple price points as part of one giant wave, which results in oddities such as the Leader Class only having "wave 2" and "wave 4" entries. Also, Activators and Bumper Battlers were lacking wave numbers entirely.--Nevermore 11:39, 3 July 2008 (UTC)


Question

Slight Question:

Why is Wasp being kept off of the list?

It's confirmed that he's getting a Deluxe toy, so why is he not listed? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.183.52.7 (talkcontribs).

Confirmed by whom and where? Anyone at Hasbro? On official store sites, such as walmart.com? Or secondhand by someone on a message board, with no more proof than a say-so? It makes a difference.--Apcog 23:02, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

You're right, I apologize. As of now it's limited to Wal*Mart UPC code listings for some of the future releases, and among them is a listing for a Deluxe "Waspinator". (Which is admittedly very flimsy.) Again, I'm sorry.

Here is the only source I am able to provide.

[1] [2] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.183.52.7 (talkcontribs).

That's encouraging, but it's definitely secondhand. This wiki prefers to wait for official announcements directly from stores or Hasbro, be it online, at convention panels, or what have you. We'll gladly save a space for Wasp(inator) & company on the toy lists, but not until we have a direct, official source for it.--Apcog 07:48, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Just to elaborate, at one point, Wal-Mart's computer list told us we were getting a Transmetal 2 kangaroo. --M Sipher 14:31, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
And a Decepticon named "Sky Wrap", as I recall.--Apcog 15:35, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Naw, that was going to be a Kay-Bee exclusive, according to Mouth04! --ItsWalky 15:42, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that was DVD, Walky. Any rate, computer listings aren't the most reliable things out there. When I bought the Mutants Razor Claw and Poison Bite at Wal-Mart way back when, they rang up as "Dinobite" and "Scorpinox". --M Sipher 16:10, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Nevermind TRU reissues "Sunstreaker", Ironhide, Trailbreaker, Ramjet and Thrust. Or Energon "Skywarp Interceptor". Or Universe Sonar, Optimus Minor, Optimus Primal and Thrustor. Or TRU exclusive Universe Spacewarp. Or Cybertron Landslide and "Armor Scattorshot". Or the Alternators Mitsubishi. Or another use of the Mustang mold, a Scion redeco, and let's not forget CADILLAC MEGATRON. All of them listed in store computers.--Nevermore 10:43, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Happy Meal

I just created the Happy Meal toy's section right under the main toys and removed the Prime and Megs bit in the other toys part. Is that OK?Dead Metal 15:54, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh, sure. I'm actually pretty glad you did that, now that they're out.--RosicrucianTalk 15:56, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

time for a block?

Is it time for a block on new accounts to this page? --MistaTee 21:37, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I think so! - Chris McFeely 22:03, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
How long do you have to be a member to be allowed to post on pages with blocks? Secretcode 19:09, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Activators Wave 4?

Does anyone think wave four of the activators are Megatron, Grimlock, and Bandit Lockdown? So far, they all have official images [3] and seem the have been confirmed before Cliffjumper, and I guess Ramjet.---- Spongezilla 01:49, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

I don't believe those are readable sentences. --ItsWalky 01:54, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Eh, nevermind. ---- Spongezilla 01:55, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

The UK Exclusive Prizes?

Should we list the UK exclusive prizes Hasbro UK will be giving out this year to tree lucky UK customers? These were shown at AutoAssembly08 earlier this month, they are one of a kind hand-made resin versions of: Supreme Roll-out Prime as first Prize Leader Bulkhead as second Prize And Deluxe Cybertron mode Megatron as third Prize

I'd add them now but wanted to ask you guys first.Dead Metal 13:43, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Bumper Battlers wave 2?

Was it OK that I took away the Still Unreleased part? I saw both today at Wal-Mart, so technically, they're out. If so, this message can be deleated. --- Spongezilla 18:38, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

If you find a toy at a retail store in the United States (the Transformers toys' primary market), the toy is not just "technically" out, it's out, plain and simple. (Since I don't live in the USA, I have to rely on message board sightings, which usually come with receipt photos and whatnot.)--Nevermore 21:37, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
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