Hasbro 2015 Transformers Sneak Peek
July 24, 2014

This morning at a press event the Transformers team gave is a sneak peek at a couple of 2015 Generations Combiner Wars sets

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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2 Comments »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    they put horns on Mensor. plus it looks like both he and Superion may have trouble being able to stand from their legs looking like they are made of the cheap plastic hasbro uses sometime for cost. plus Mensor face looks like he has to take a dump real bad

  • StrangePlanet says:

    These may not look as nice as some of the 3rd party combiners coming out, but they will likely be around $70 instead of the $500+ that the 3rd party ones are. Certainly a ton better than the Bruticus they put out a while ago.
    Menasor looks pretty good, and I like that his legs are actually cars, and not just cars slapped onto the top of an existing leg. Looks like he’s got a 6th bot as his chest plate.

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