I know there are Transfans at this board, so I figure THIS should gain some interest!
Below is a list of the characters coming in the TF: Armada line in the summer; no Shockwave yet, darnit...
(Taken from Hasbro's website)<P>TRANSFORMERS ARMADA FIGURES<P>Combination and integration - that's what the brand new TRANSFORMERS ARMADA line is all about. Kids will be able to change their TRANSFORMERS figures from vehicle to robot and back, and they will also be able to combine and add on to their TRANSFORMERS figures, making the toy even more exciting and fun. "MINI-CON" TRANSFORMERS figures will "plug" into larger TRANSFORMERS figures from all the different assortments to enhance and unlock battle features.
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA MINI-CON FIGURES
(Approximate retail price: $6.99; recommended age: 5 & up)
TRANSFORMERS MINI-CON figures are small TRANSFORMERS figures that come in themed 3-packs, including an air defense team, a land military team, a street action team, a race team, and a destruction team. Each highly collectible MINI-CON figure changes into a robot and can plug into other larger TRANSFORMERS ARMADA figures to add a battle feature. Some 3-packs combine together to form weapons or robots. Others are geared and others are triple changers.
Availability: August - AIR DEFENSE MINI-CON TEAM (JETSTORM/SONAR/RUNWAY figures); LAND MILITARY MINI-CON TEAM (WREACKAGE/ KNOCK OUT/BONECRUSHER figures); STREET ACTION MINI-CON TEAM (SURESHOCK/HIGH WIRE/GRINDOR figures); October -- RACE MINI-CON TEAM (DOWNSHIFT/DIRT BOSS/MIRAGE figures); DESTRUCTION MINI-CON TEAM (BUZZSAW/ DRILLBIT/DUALOR figures) <P>
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA DELUXE
(Approximate retail price: $9.99; recommended age: 5 & up)
Beginning with this assortment, all figures will come action-packed with their very own MINI-CON figure, which will unlock a feature of the deluxe TRANSFORMERS ARMADA figure.
Availability: August - HOT SHOT (sportscar) figure with JOLT (helicopter) MINI-CON figure - a hero that fires a projectile and has grabber claws; CYCLONUS (Helicopter) with CRUMPLEZONE (tank) MINI-CON figure - a villain with spinning blade and projectile; DEMOLISHER (missile tank) with BLACKOUT (military vehicle) MINI-CON - a villain with 3 modes of change and 4 projectiles. October -- SMOKESCREEN (utility crane) with a forklift MINI-CON and SIDEWAYS (bike) with two MINI-CON figure twins. <P>
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA MEGA FIGURES
(Approximate retail price: $19.99; recommended age: 5 & up)
STARSCREAM is a villainous jet with lights, sounds, a flipping weapon feature, and projectiles. Heroic rescue vehicle RED ALERT comes with LONGARM, a crane MINI-CON partner, lights, sounds and a disk launcher.
Availability: August - STAR SCREAM (jet) with race car; RED ALERT (rescue vehicle) with LONGARM (Crane). <P>
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA ULTRA FIGURES
(Approximate retail price: $24.99; recommended age: 5 & up)
MEGATRON (Tank), with LEADER-1 (Mobile Artillery Truck) MINI-CON, is the key villain that lights up, speaks, and has sounds in both robot and vehicle modes. He comes with projectiles, MINI-CON traps and grabbers, and can hold more than 10 MINI-CON figures.
Availability: August <P>
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA SUPER BASE
(Approximate retail price: $39.99; recommended age: 5 & up)
The OPTIMUS PRIME figure is back as a Semi-Truck, but unlike anything you've ever seen before. When the cab of the truck is changed into a robot, the trailer automatically changes into a Super Base, using IR technology! In addition, it has lights, sound effects, projectiles, launching ramps, and gun stations for MINI-CON figures. The robot and the base can be combined to form the ultimate super robot!
Availability: August <P>
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA ROLE PLAY TRIPLE CHANGER
(Approximate retail price: $14.99; recommended age 5 & up)
A triple changer, the LAZORBEAK figure is a role-play video camera that features three different modes: digital video recorder, spy bird and stun weapon! It also features electronic sounds.
Availability: August <P>(Huh; they have frigging Laserbeak but no Soundwave, Shockwave or Grimlock...)<P>Also, go to <A HREF="http://www.dreamwaveprod.com" TARGET=_blank>www.dreamwaveprod.com</A> ; the company doing Transformers comics for April (mini-series based on the original 80's toys) and the Autumn (based on Armada).<P>And for toy pics, go to <A HREF="http://www.bwtf.com/armada/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bwtf.com/armada/</A> <P>