Hasbro decided to throw fans a bone yesterday, showing off the first TF: Prime figures. of course, rather than showing them off themselves, or sending the images to fansites, the reveals were spread around on various pop-culture sites:
- First was USA Today with Arcee
- Within minutes UGO posted their exclusive image of Starscream
- We had to wait a while to see Bumblebee at IGN
- And much later in the day was AICN with an Optimus Prime/Megatron battlepack
The Megs/Prime pack also include the show's three humans. Really, Hasbro? Transformers Animated was the first TF show in ever where the majority of the fans didn't hate the humans, and it never got a single fleshling - hero or villain - but Prime, which has only aired five episodes and is already engendering a vocal dislike of the meat-based sidekicks, gets them in the first wave of releases? That's not cool.