BotCon 2016: Transformers reveals


Time to check stuff off the wishlists

Here we are again with Hasbro's second round of four sets of reveals they do over the year. Previously we saw a large number of new Transformers: Titans Return figures at Toy Fair in February and later we'll see more at San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, but right now it's all about BotCon. They had a lot to show during their Saturday reveal panel, but they managed to accidentally show off some of these new figures on the back of the packaging of other figures in their display case. Still, it's always better to see these new figures on display than just printed on cardboard. It wasn't just their perennial Generations line that's getting new figures, they also had new stuff from Robots in Disguise as well.

Official renderings and photos of all the new stuff can be found in the gallery, but here's the breakdown:

Titans Return

Titan Masters--

  • Apeface (comes with a ship that turns into a gorilla just like the original G1 figure)
  • Brawn (no vehicle shown)
  • Clobber (Grimlock head, no vehicle shown)
  • Skytread (Flywheels head, no vehicle shown)


  • Highbrow with Xort
  • Wolfwire (formerly Weirdwolf) with Monxo


  • Alpha Trion (turns into Lion and Spaceship) with Sovereign
  • Astrotrain with Darkmoon 

May Mayhem specials

-Combiner Wars Groove (almost identical to the Japanese figure)

-Unknown Combiner Wars set (G2 Protectobots?) 

Other exclusives

-Combiner Wars Technobots/Computron

  • Voyager Scattershot (repaints of standalone released figure)
  • Deluxe Afterbreaker (formerly Afterburner, retool of Groove)
  • Deluxe Nosecone (retool of Brawl)
  • Deluxe Strafe (retool of Air Raid)
  • Deluxe Lightspeed (retool of Streetsmart)
  • Legends Sprung (retool of Cosmos)

- SDCC 2016 Titan Force set

  • Brainstorm (blue TR Deluxe Class repaint)
  • Windblade (gray and blue RID Warrior Class repaint)
  • Sentinel Prime (translucent orange TR Voyager class repaint)

-Target exclusive Autobot Heroes set (commemorates the original animated movie have metallic paint)

  • Leader Ultra Magnus 
  • Voyager Springer
  • Deluxe Kup
  • Deluxe Arcee
  • Deluxe Blurr

Robots in Disguise


  • Dragonus (turns into a gun)
  • Lancelon (turns into a spear)
  • Sawtooth (turns into a trident)
  • Windstrike (turns into a sword)

Warrior Class--

  • Ratchet (Strongarm retool)
  • Bisk
  • Scatterspike (Quillfire repaint)


-Alt-Modes (SD blind boxed minifigures that can swap bodies between bot and vehicle modes

  • Optimus Prime
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Prowl
  • Megatron
  • Nemesis Prime
  • Starscream
  • Skywarp
  • Thundercracker

There was also shown at the end of the panel silhouettes of a tank and a jet being brought together which appears to imply that the rumors of TR Overlord figure were true. Despite Overlords popularity in the comics he has never been given a proper figure in the USA with his original G1 figure only being released in Europe, Australia, and Japan. Also on the back of the Autobot Heroes box set can be found a small image of the much rumored Combiner Wars Liokaiser, another character that has only had a figure released in Japan. 

And that's basically everything. They've pretty much nailed some of the figures I was hoping for (Wolfwire and Highbrow), but that also means they'll have completed the entire group of 1987 Headmasters in the first two Titans Return waves. What could they possibly have in store for us in 2017? I think we'll find out this summer at SDCC.

[via Seibertron]

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