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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun May 05, 2013 9:15 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

Since when did they get them in? It still says preorder on their site, and I haven't gotten anything about shipping from them yet.


I got the notice Thursday.


They probably just got in a partial shipment
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby RoundWave » Mon May 06, 2013 10:18 am

I picked up Springer yesterday at Target. I passed on Blitzwing though. I'm picky, and I just don't like his thigh to shin ratio. The long shins hurt the aesthetics in my opinion.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby ChrisRiss » Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

Since when did they get them in? It still says preorder on their site, and I haven't gotten anything about shipping from them yet.


I got the notice Thursday.


They probably just got in a partial shipment

Well that stinks. Any idea when they might get these guys in?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Uncommon » Tue May 07, 2013 2:36 pm

I figured out what was wrong with my Blitzwing. The three faces are in fact there. What's missing is the pin that acts as the axel for them to rotate. It also helps hold the head together.

I returned it to Target today. They didn't have another one to do an exchange, but given the famous shoulder issues Blitzwing has, I wasn't that sad. Plus I still have my Springer, which again is awesome.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Tue May 07, 2013 2:41 pm

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Uncommon wrote:I figured out what was wrong with my Blitzwing. The three faces are in fact there. What's missing is the pin that acts as the axel for them to rotate. It also helps hold the head together.

I returned it to Target today. They didn't have another one to do an exchange, but given the famous shoulder issues Blitzwing has, I wasn't that sad. Plus I still have my Springer, which again is awesome.


The face-changing gimmick is kinda uneccessary and obnoxious anyway.

Going to Target myself today to see if any of these are in stock, but my main objective is to pick up Eject and Ramhorn if they're still there from when I picked up Rewind and Sundor yesterday.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Uncommon » Tue May 07, 2013 2:47 pm

Mindmaster wrote:The face-changing gimmick is kinda uneccessary and obnoxious anyway.


I actually had the opposite reaction. I wasn't going to get Blitzwing, but the faces thing was the tipping point.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Cyber Bishop » Tue May 07, 2013 2:49 pm

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RoundWave wrote:I picked up Springer yesterday at Target. I passed on Blitzwing though. I'm picky, and I just don't like his thigh to shin ratio. The long shins hurt the aesthetics in my opinion.


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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Seibertron » Tue May 07, 2013 2:50 pm

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Just an FYI ... Seibertron.com's galleries of Blitzwing and Springer were posted last night.

El Duque wrote:Seibertron.com is proud to add Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer and Blitzwing to our ever expanding galleries!

There have been several Springers come out in recent years but none of them were Triple Changers, not anymore this latest version features all three unique modes: car, helicopter, and of robot. This incarnation of Springer is heavily influenced by his appearance in IDW's Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers as drawn by Nick Roche.

Our last Blitzwing figure was a Triple Changer, but came out in the highly stylized Transformers Animated line. This version will feel much more at home on a collector's neo-G1 shelf, but retains the Transformers Animated characters three face gimmick.

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Generations Springer

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Seibertron » Tue May 07, 2013 2:51 pm

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Ten Energon Goodies for the first Seibertronian to guess what that last picture in my previous post homages.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Tue May 07, 2013 3:07 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Ten Energon Goodies for the first Seibertronian to guess what that last picture in my previous post homages.


I'm going to go off dime and say the Generation One episode "Triple Takeover", but I doubt that's it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue May 07, 2013 3:29 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Ten Energon Goodies for the first Seibertronian to guess what that last picture in my previous post homages.


I'm going to go off dime and say the Generation One episode "Triple Takeover", but I doubt that's it.


That's a season 2 episode, and Octane debuted in Season 3. :)

If it's from a comic, I honestly have no clue. Target 2006, Marvel UK issue #88?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby tattood-transformer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:40 am

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By any chance does anyone have the DPCI code for these two figures? Thanks!
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:17 am

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tattood-transformer wrote:By any chance does anyone have the DPCI code for these two figures? Thanks!


087-06-1378 (Target)

The code is universal for all Generations Voyagers. Keep that in mind.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Seibertron » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:19 am

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tattood-transformer wrote:By any chance does anyone have the DPCI code for these two figures? Thanks!


The Target DPCI for Springer and Blitzwing is the same as the previous Generations Voyager Class figures. The number is 087-06-1378. Target will tell you they have the figures in stock regardless if it's Soundwave or Blitzwing. When these figures first came out, I still used the DPCI number to figure out where the figures were by asking the quantity levels. That helped me figure out which stores had which.

The Generations Two-Packs for Data Discs is 087-06-1379. I'm assuming that number applies to the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee 2 packs as well.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:31 am

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I might be a bit late as you may have eaten them, but can I have the remaining Energon Goodies please :)

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby tattood-transformer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:10 pm

Weapon: Energo-Sword
Thanks for the help everyone.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby cffincher » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:02 pm

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Finally got a decent Springer to add to my Neo-G1 collection. This figure and Blitzwing a well are great additions, I sure hope Hasbro releases a few more characters in this style/quality for the Thrilling 30 celebration.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby cffincher » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:01 pm

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Checked my local Wal-Mart in Dublin, GA and they had 4 Springers and 4 Blitzwings on the shelf.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:08 pm

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Yeah, Wal*Mart's stepping up their game as of late. Craptons of both are being spotted out the yin-yang throughout North Carolina.

Meanwhile, I've yet to see even a glimpse of the damn things... :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby MenaceRX » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:42 pm

TRU in VA Beach, VA @ Lynhavenn has both of them. They had two of each but I relieved them of one of the Springers for my colleciton. 2 Blitzwing and 1 Springer remain. Was shocked to see them there since they came in Tuesday, expected them to be picked clean. So I didnt pass on the opportunity to grab Springer when I saw them.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:07 am

I found them at TRU (Langhorne PA) the same day my BBTS order arrived.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:31 am

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Just a warning regarding Blitzwing, I have had him for just a couple of months and stored him in tank mode. Some paint on his forehead has come off thanks to the nosecone, and the inside of the nosecone has yellow paint on it. This must be due to subtle expansion and contraction of the rubbery plastic, coupled with the tension the head spring is continually under. I also feel like the nosecone has stretched at the tab slightly.

This sucks. So in summary don't store this guy in either alt mode, whatever you do. And if you do,I'd recommend Jet mode because you can unclip the nosecone so it's not continually under tension. I'm pretty annoyed at Hasbro over this, what were they thinking! :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:44 am

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Here's the before pic...
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And after :( the areas which are just bare plastic (rubber)? are ringed in red, and the areas with paint transfer are ringed in blue
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