So the Hasbro panel at Botcon was today, and that means new reveals. Now let's talk about them!
First up, movie toys. You'd think there'd be a bit more hype for the movie since it comes out in six days, but I guess not. They didn't show shit, in terms of Deluxes/Voyagers/Leaders at least. Where's Stinger? There was a Deluxe Stinger on the big database leak last year, and IIRC we're getting 12 Deluxes and we've seen 11. Maybe it'll be at SDCC. But let's look at what's here.
Hot Shot: Not interested in this at all, which is weird, because I thought Hot Shot from Crosshairs would be cool when I first saw the mold. Probably has something to do with the fact this is basically Tracks, and it just looks boring to me.
Breakout set: Overall doesn't catch my interest, but FARMAGEDDON. That is amazing.
Autobots Unite: This is pretty fucking cool. Crosshairs' alt mode deco looks amazing, Hound has camo, everything overall has a ton of paint apps... don't see myself buying it, but it's cool.
Rollbar: OFFSCREEN CHARACTER. THE SONIC RS IS NOT A ROBOT. YOU CAN SHUT UP NOW.
Power battler Vehicon: Huh, the Rally Fighter. Really surprised that's getting a toy. Wish it and Rollbar could get Deluxes. OH WELL.
So yeah, not much. Really disappointed.
Arcee: Eh, not feeling it. It's not terrible, but I'm just not thrilled by it. It just looks... off. Though, I'm one of the few people who doesn't give a shit about G1 Arcee, so I'm not disappointed or anything.
Chromia: Okay, I dig this. It's a Sandstorm tier retool of PRID Arcee, and I think it works. She has even more back kibble than the original Arcee version, and I'm not a fan of Chromia as a bike, but I think it looks good! I like that they bulked her up a bit, I like to think of Chromia as more of a bruiser. I'll get it!
Brainstorm: I don't like Headmasters, I think they're dumb. But holy fuck, this is awesome. Very little kibble, somehow his head manages to not look like a stupid block... I think I'll get this too.
Voyager Prime: Oh my God, this is HIDEOUS. Seriously, what the fuck? Horrible proportions, strangely cartoon-y in a way that doesn't work, weird truck mode... ugh. Not interested whatsoever.
Leader Megatrons: G1 version looks okay. Won't buy it because I don't collect Leaders, but it's okay. The Armada version is a nice effort, and I love that they're showing love to Armada, but it doesn't quite work for me.
Legends Bombshell: Looks damn cool. The bug mode is adorable. Might try and get it.
Legends Powerglide: Also looks great. Robot mode is a bit kibbly, but other than that I dig it.
Legends Thundercracker: That sure is a Thundercracker. Snark aside, the mold looks great in blue.
Legends Windcharger: Looks really bad. Why is the head so damn tiny?
COMBINERS: I can dig this. I can definitely dig this.
Overall, I'm a bit underwhelmed, honestly. I ended up being meh on a lot of the big reveals, and I'm disappointed in the lack of new movie stuff. I hope Deluxe Stinger gets revealed soon, I'm 110% POSITIVE he was a part of the database leak.