In their first appearance in the Generation One series, the Dinobots were dispatched to Earth to discover what had happened to the missing Ark . They encountered the Decepticons, who would become the Insecticons , and both sides blasted each other into stasis lock. The Dinobots killed Octane and stole his ship, but they ran into trouble when the local Autobot forces believed them to be traitors and fired on them. Repaired by the Autobots, who were by now convinced of their intentions, they participated in the final assault on Shockwave, where Grimlock rescued Magnus and Optimus Prime.

It may be safe to consider this a rumor for now, if only because we’re not sure Ryan would have these kind of plot details about the new movie just yet. But we do know that there’s a lot of planning going on behind the scenes with an entire writers’ room rounded up by Akiva Goldsman , composed of Zak Penn ( Last Action Hero, The Avengers ), Jeff Pinker ( Lost ), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway ( Iron Man ), Robert Kirkman ( The Walking Dead ), Christina Hodson ( The Fugitive remake), Lindsey Beer ( Short Circuit remake), Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari ( Ant-Man ), Ken Nolan ( Black Hawk Down ), Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil ) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet .

With Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction heading towards a June 27, 2014 release, typically, Hasbro’s Transformers team would focus all of their effort on delivering movie-specific toys.  However, this year, on top of the designs directly connected to the film, we’ll also get a number of other figures associated with their classic generation line.  By the end of the year, we’ll have gotten 73 new Transformers figures including Crosshairs, the Dinobots Slug and Scorn, Drift, Gridlock, Galvatron, Nightbeat, the fan-created character Windblade, one-step changers and loads more.  Starring  Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor,  Kelsey Grammer ,  Stanley Tucci ,  . Miller ,  Titus Welliver ,  Han Geng ,  Sophia Myles , and  Li Bingbing,  Transformers: Age of Extinction  opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.  Hit the jump for over 70 pictures of the new toys.