BOTCON  AT  DISNEY
(griffin's 2010 BotCon report)


PANEL - HASBRO MARKETTING


SATURDAY 26 JUNE - 11AM

From left - Greg Lombardo (Senior Marketting Manager), Matt Proulx (Marketting), Bill Rawley (Designs), Eric Siebenaler (Designer), Brian (Wilk/Welk) (Design).

(No photos allowed)

(okay... now, no photos allowed)

Slide show.

Fall 2010 (Our Spring - basically second half of the year)

Hunt for the Decepticons/Autobot Alliance

Legends (all are in the Hasbro Product Display)
Wave 1 - Optimus, Bumblebee, Ravage, Rampage
Wave 2 - Long Haul, Sandstorm
Later - Tracker Hound, Override, Duststorm, Tuner Skids.

Scout (all are in the Hasbro Product Display)
Wave 1 - Hubcap, Brimstone, Crankcase, Backfire
Wave 2 - Insecticon, Breacher
Later - Firetrap, Sunspot.

Deluxe (all are in the Hasbro Product Display)
Wave 1 - Ironhide (based on the TF2 game), Jetblade, Ravage, Battleblade Bumblebee (based on the TF2 game)
Wave 2 - Sidearm Sideswipe (with guns), Hailstorm (fires all 8 missiles), Elita-1 (redeco)
Later - Tomohawk (apache helicopter), Terradive (orange jet), Electrostatic Jolt, Rescue Ratchet (red/white)

Voyager (all are in the Hasbro Product Display)
Wave 1 - Seaspray, Autobot Ratchet, Payload
Wave 2 - Battleblades Optimus (with matrix) (a later redeco is already planned, with new head and hooks), Banzaitron
Later - Highbrow (green WW2 plane)

Leader (all are in the Hasbro Product Display)
Wave 1 - Starscream, Optimus Prime (with hooks and battle damage)

Battle Ops Bumblebee - lots of electronics

Human Alliance
Autobot Jazz w/ Captain Lennox
Sideswipe (black redeco) w/ Mikaela (new version, replacing Epps)
 

Generations (all Deluxe size) (all are in the Hasbro Product Display)
Wave 1 - Cybertronian Bumblebee, Cybertronian Optimus, Drift, Thrust
Wave 2 - Cybertronian Megatron, Darkmount (redeco planned) (couldn't secure name 'Straxus')
Wave 3 - Cybertronian Soundwave, Red Alert
Wave 4 - Dirge, Blurr (Drift with new head and 3 guns)
 

Power Core Combiners (only first 2 waves are in the Hasbro Product Display)

(showed a couple slides on the gimmick of the PCC packs, and the purpose of Commanders, Minicons and Drones)
(images showed red pegs, so blue must have been a later change)

2-packs
Wave 1 - Huffer, Smolder, Searchlight (Backwind is pronounce like winding a clock, not like a gust of air)
Wave 2 - Icepick, Leadfoot (missed including Sledge)
Wave 3 - Windburn (Searchlight redeco) w/ Darkray (Caliburst redeco), Darkstream (Bombshock redeco) w/ Razorbeam (Backwind redeco), Steelshot (Skyburst redeco) w/ (Pinpoint - name on slide, but is actually Beacon) (Chopster redeco)

5-packs
Wave 1 - Bombshock w/ Comabaticons, Skyburst w/ Aerialbots
Wave 2 - Double Clutch w/ Rallybots, Mudslinger w/ Destructicons
Wave 3 - Stakeout (Smolder redeco) w/ Protectobots (one arm and leg drone is an Aerialbot Drone redeco, the other two are Combaticon Drone redecos)
Wave 3 - Crankcase (Huffer redeco) w/ Destrons (one arm and leg drone is an Aerialbot Drone redeco, the other two are Combaticon Drone redecos)
(Destron name is a homage to the JP allegiance)
 

Questions.

PCC Dinobots? - come back to tomorrow's Hasbro panel

They are addressing the issue with Instructions, trying to make them easier to use.

No more Robot Heroes in the foreseeable future.

Recon Ravage problem will be fixed for future mail-aways - There was only one toy pack (Bbee Vs Soundwave) you could buy to use up all the tokens in every other toy being released for the promotion.
(not a problem for those outside of America)
 

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