Transformers were huge last year and of course Hasbro has more to add to their line-up this year. The big focus was the new Animated line for the new cartoon and while I didn’t care for the cartoon I must say these designs make for some very sharp looking toys. Give them a good look when they hit shelves in your area.
Movie toys continue with the “power of the Allspark”. Most characters are given a repaint and some new accessories. Most notable is the redo of the leader class Optimus Prime with flip out blade for his right arm. Most toys in this line seem to benefit from the more movie accurate paint schemes. So start saving those pennies to repurchase everything you bought last year.
The Universe line is where pretty much everything else gets put. The “classics” line that proved to be a surprise hit with kids and collectors has been rolled into the Universe banner.
Highlights this year will be Sunstreaker and Prowl. Both look fantastic while the Galvatron turns into a tank instead of a gun.
Besides a bunch of repaints they also include the Robot Heroes and role-play items under the Universe banner.
There is certainly much under the Transformers brand to keep kids and collectors busy for some time to come. To see all the photos head over to the gallery.