Torpedo and Buzzsaw factions of Minicons have been introduced already; the new faction of Cyclones is coming next. Swelter is a new Decepticon in that faction.
Scorch Strike Beastbox
Scorch Strike Undertone
Optimus Prime – combine all his armor to make a huge-ass hammer. Slightly smaller than Warrior Class but almost as articulated.
Grimlock, with Bayformer-esque add-ons that may or may not please fans.
Overload – can deploy any Cyclone Minicon.
Crazybolt – can also launch any Cyclone.
Blizzard Strike Slipstream
Scorch Strike Jetstorm
A few last tidbits from the Hasbro Q&A we participated in:
Any plans for celebrating Beast Wars, Armada or original RiD anniversaries with toys next year? Yes, and the anniversary of the ’86 movie will factor in too. Can confirm “Year of the Monkey” Optimus Primal.
Any new Masterpiece Decepticons planned? Nothing that they can reveal at this time.
Hasbro will not be renaming “BotCon” – they registered “Cybertron Con” to protect their trademark domestically, and because they’ve had Asian conventions with that name. The trademark was lapsing, so they renewed it.
They definitely want to do some Titan redecoes – you don’t make that much new tooling without wanting to get the most out of it. Opportunities for new Titan characters in the IDW comics.
Powermaster Prime has the master as a head instead of the original engine because they want the “master” figures to be more universal, work with every figure in the line, and all be the same kind of robot.
Which characters that you haven’t done do you want to do the most? Omega Supreme, Skorponok and Trypticon.
Nothing new to announce on the Machinima show, but they’ve been “awesome partners” and “they really understand the Transformers” (hmmm, as opposed to whom, do you suppose?) . “Great conversations” have been had, and the show might be a good place to introduce new characters. Basically sounded like a yes without actually saying yes specifically.