Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

Trypticon. Omega Supreme. Scorponok — three of the biggest Transformers toys ever made. Hasbro wants to bring one of them back, and it’s up to fans to decide. This is not going to be easy.

Following up on 2015’s hugely successful Combiner Wars line, Hasbro has massive plans for the Transformers Generations Titans Return in 2016. We’ve got a whole line of Headmasters toys (now called Titan Masters) on the way, a new version of Power Master Optimus Prime and the return of the biggest ‘bot ever, Fortress Maxiumus, confirmed for release next fall.

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

The company promises big toys, but big toys cost big money to make, and Hasbro wants to be sure fans are getting figures they are going to buy. So instead of just releasing Scorponok, Omega Supreme and Trypticon, they’re letting fans pick one.

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

Starting 24 November fans will be able to cast their vote on the Hasbro Facebook page. Chinese fans, traditionally left out of fan voting due to access restrictions, will be able to vote via WeChat, with their ballots being added to Facebook totals to determine who wins.

But who should win?

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

First we have Trypticon, as seen via his official photo over at the Transformers Wiki, my favourite place to veg. Trypticon is the Decepticon fort/city bot, released as an opponent for the Autobot’s Metroplex. Outside of a transforming laser mouse and a redecoed Legends figure bearing the name, we’ve not gotten a new version of Trypticon since the toy’s 1986 debut. I’d say it’s about time.

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

Omega Supreme was the first massive Transformer released, and also one of the first that required extra bits be added on to his main body to make him a robot.

We last saw a new Omega Supreme toy in 2004, when the character appeared in Transformers: Energon as a combo train and battleship. I’ve still got him on my shelf. Lots of people hate him, so maybe it’s time for another go.

Finally we have Scorponok.

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

This Headmaster figure is the biggest first generation Decepticon, direct opposition to the Autobot’s Fortress Maximus. Since the early days we’ve seen plenty of Scorponok. He was dumb and ugly in Beast Wars, a menace in Transformers Energon, and an incredibly long scene in the first Transformers movie.

Transformers Fans Have A Very Big Decision To Make

We do not need any more Scorponok.

Looking at all three, I’d say Trypticon’s time has finally come, though I’m sure there will be those who’d rather see Fortress Maximus squaring off against Scorponok once more. Don’t be sad, Omega Supreme. At least you’ve still got your best buds the Constructicons.

Honestly it would be silly for Hasbro to not make all three of these, so I expect the vote will just determine who we get first. But isn’t voting fun?


    • Agreed, he was my favourite toy as a kid…he’s still in my pile of transformers at my folks house.

  • My money’s on Scorponok coming first (Because Fort Max is being released), Omega second (Because Devastator) and Trypticon unloved as always. It’s an incredibly loaded vote.

    And despite my lust for a new Scoponok… I think Trypticon deserves a decent toy to his name, because his G1 city mode was rubbish. Make him transform into a Decepticon Warship (Ala Transformers Prime) instead of a half-assed city mode… And you’ve earned your $200+AU from me. Just make sure to include Full-Tilt (The car) and/or Brunt (The tank)

    If you can be bothered ever releasing any of them in Australia, that is.

    • They did a new Metroplex recently though, so Trypticon has just as much of a chance by the same reasoning.

      And it’d be great to have one to go alongside mine, though think I’d only pick him up if he were just a hundred like Metro was 😛

  • I love Omega Supreme and really want a decent toy for him, but alas… my vote goes to Trypticon. Ive always wanted him! That and i dont holduch faith in a decent Omega Supreme toy being built..

  • I still have an original Scorponok standing proudly in my games room. Tails a little broken but thats life. Gotta go with Trypticon though as I was never able to get one as a kid

  • In reality, all 3 will be made. This is just another publicity stunt.
    Not hating on it, just stating the obvious 😀

    • Except that doesn’t happen. They let us vote on Masterpieces and don’t always make all of them m8.

      • 4 years later (hello from the future, by the way) and one has been released while a second is planned for release later this year.
        putting all my quatloos on Scorpinok being announced possibly next year, but more likely in 2021 (I have a feeling hasbro will announce a titan class combiner next year, but no idea who)

        • And now it’s 2020, and Omega and Trypticon have both been released with Scorpinok on it’s way some time soon this year.
          I wish I was as good as predicting lotto numbers as I was at predicting all three were going to be released eventually lol.

  • Was never a big Trypticon fan, the old Scorponok toy was awesome, but Omega Supreme deserves this one I think

  • Fuck them all, give us a new Fortress Maximus.

    edit: whoops already getting it.

    trypticon pls.

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