It’s the middle of summer, so that means it’s time to spoil almost all of next year’s toys! A new Generations trilogy begins next year, with the title “Legacy”. The first segment of the Generations Legacy trilogy will be called Evolution, according to the insiders. I suppose “Transformers Generations Legacy Trilogy: Evolution” isn’t the most ridiculous full line name we’ve had in the last few years…
- Optimus Prime
- Energon Monster
Optimus and Soundwave are probably repacks from the Kingdom molds, while Skywarp will be a redeco of this year’s Core Class Soundwave.
- Dead End
- Drag Strip
- Energon Monster
These don’t reflect known wave groupings, by the way. In fact, the Stunticons would probably be around a third wave if they’re not spread out over multiple assortments, since they’d be needed to coincide with the long-rumored Motormaster in the summer.
Arcee is supposedly the Transformers Prime character and not a third time up for the Kingdom mold. Likewise, Elita-1 is being hinted heavily to being related to the Nightbeat the inside info folks have been saying for a while was coming in the 2022 line. Meanwhile, a second Energon Monster at the Deluxe level leads me to believe this might be next year’s Fossilizer equivalents, though that’s purely speculation for now.
- Armada Starscream
Soundwave is allegedly a repack of the Netflix Earth-mode Soundwave, though probably without the remolded Ravage or Laserbeak. Inferno meanwhile is expected to be the Predacon fire ant, and not a repack of Kingdom Inferno, but only time will tell on that one. And going by 2014 Generations, Jhiaxus and Armada Starscream are probably co-engineered together. Place bets now on whether Jhiaxus will end up orange again…
- Dragon Megatron
- Laser Optimus Prime
Kingdom Galvatron is reshipping next year – hopefully with consistently correct shoulder assembly. The rest should be new toys.
Commander Class has been said for a while to be the Motormaster that would go with the listed new Stunticons, so that seems much more concrete now. Titan Class has also been touched upon, supposedly being based on Transformers Cybertron Metroplex. It’ll be a while before we’d have any verification to really back that up, but we know the well is drying up for first-run G1 characters to put in the Titan class, so short of a do-over on G1 Metroplex, branching out to other series is about the only option remaining if Hasbro wants to keep the giant size going.
As ever, bear in mind that these listings are long in advance of product being committed to toolings, or possibly even prototyped, so things can and may change between now and next year. Though generally speaking, listings like this turn out to be pretty accurate. We’ll probably get our first official looks at the first wave’s worth of toys when Pulsecon kicks off later this year. Unofficially? I don’t know, maybe tomorrow?
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