Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby bran10 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:51 am

bran10
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 927
News Credits: 6
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:10 pm
Location: Sacramento

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Craven Knight » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:08 am

Y'know those two molds are basicly the only two Cybertron molds I want but can't find.

So I really hope these repaints are bad ass.
User avatar
Craven Knight
Headmaster
Posts: 1075
News Credits: 1
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 4:04 am

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby schizophrenica » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:11 am

I've been looking for Wing Sabre for a while and the secondary market prices are driving me nuts! Hopefully I can get my hands on one at TRU before the scalpers get them all...
For every 1000 hits I get from seibertron my sister will buy me a new TF.. Click! Click! Click!
http://www.togothedog.blogspot.com

My TF blog
http://www.tfnut.blogspot.com
schizophrenica
Vehicon
Posts: 352
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:12 am

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby AlienQuiksilver » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:18 am

schizophrenica wrote:I've been looking for Wing Sabre for a while and the secondary market prices are driving me nuts! Hopefully I can get my hands on one at TRU before the scalpers get them all...


No kidding! WS is quite expensive these days!

I love Cyb. Jetfire. This color scheme is much more sinister than the original. However, the sky shadow colors are probably better.

The Wingblade, very cool. I wish they would've done a red powerglide or fireflight instead. This way we could have an entirely red sonic wing mode for Cyb. Prime.
Last edited by AlienQuiksilver on Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
- AQS
AlienQuiksilver
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 992
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:25 am
Location: Telford, PA

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Archaim » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:27 am

pleasee, someone stop hasbro from doing ANOTHER repaints. the movie line is great, but the number of repaints make me sick.
just bring stockade & incinerator then put a stop with movie line. so we can continue our live w/ classic 2.0 please. Or bring the animated line to the store sooner so there are NEW TF MOLDS on the shelves.

enough w/ movie repaints.
Archaim
Micromaster
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:18 am

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby toxicity » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:14 am

the alt mode colors are really bland, but the picture of the jetfire repaint has some color, so lets hope their bot modes are a little more exciting
toxicity
Vehicon
Posts: 347
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:53 pm

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby tom brokaw » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:18 am

o wow, those look awesome. im already losing track of all the new figures, err repaints, that hasbro is coming out with.... im already beginning to fall behind with the allspark line 8-}
User avatar
tom brokaw
Gestalt
Posts: 2353
News Credits: 4
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:07 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby woosh » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:13 am

At least they're not repainting enegron figs.
Those are really plain, i must say.
Bring on some new molds, please?
This not badass. It's so BAD, it's ASS!

***
munkimus prime wrote:That was the greatest thing I've seen since boobs.
woosh
Pretender
Posts: 724
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:04 am

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby DeepWater » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:32 am

Yes. Very much yes. The originals of these guys are far beyond my budget...

Now, add in a nice Skywarp somewhere and I'll be even happier.
Image
Likes jets, red cars, and big black trucks...
User avatar
DeepWater
Minibot
Posts: 193
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:11 pm
Location: River City, MI

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Rijie » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:57 am

Motto: "Faith will crumble before the rage of philosophy."
Weapon: Ionic Displacer Rifle
Very nice! I'm glad that Hasbro repainted the Wing Saber mold, such an awesome toy. I'm glad to see so many good Cybertron molds get the repaint treatment.
I told the fire to go **** itself, and it did.

Rijie Seeking:

Botcon 2005--Souvenirs Lazerbeak, Buzzsaw
Botcon 2009--Souvenir Sweeps
Botcon 2010--Souvenirs Rapido, Scorch/Shattered Glass Ravage


MISP preferred, but will consider opened NM/Complete, especially for older figures. Lots of TFs for trade! Please PM any inquiries, serious interest only!
Rijie
Gestalt
Posts: 2689
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:52 pm
Location: Hunting Turbofoxes
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 8
Courage: 9
Firepower: 7
Skill: 9

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:12 am

Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
>_< Ultras, firts in the line and it's these two? Seriously? This money and size class could've gone to Blackout and Bonecrusher!
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.
Autobot032
News Staff
Posts: 8956
News Credits: 40
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:51 am
Location: I don't know!
Buy from Autobot032 on eBay

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Tigertrack » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:19 am

Motto: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Front Paged! Thanks Bran10!
User avatar
Tigertrack
God Of Transformers
Posts: 16152
News Credits: 72
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:08 am
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 7
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10+
Courage: 9
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Omega Charge » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:27 am

Motto: "Nothing. What's the motto with you?"
Weapon: Metal-slashing Claw
These look cool. But I'm done with the Movie line for now. I'm saving everything for Animated. But this is kind of a steal, because wasn't Jetfire an Ultra?
Image
User avatar
Omega Charge
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 7856
News Credits: 8
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Miami, Florida
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 6
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 5
Courage: 8
Firepower: 7
Skill: 6

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby DoubleOScorpio » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:26 am

First, let me say that it is a very smart business move by Hasbro to "reissue" popular molds from previous lines. This has been covered in every thread that talks about a new repaint, but these repaints serve at least three purposes:

1. Fills a gap created by the delay in getting the "Animated" figures to market. They can put whatever spin they want on it, but there is no way that they wanted such a gap between the launch of their new show and the arrival of the toys for the kiddies to buy. Something needs to be on the shelves for them to buy. The quickest way to get something to market would be to make more of something you've already got - hence the repaints.

2. A lot of folks have returned to collecting TFs with the Classics and movie lines (I'm one of them). While I was able to get some cool CYB figures that were still out when Classics hit the shelves, there were many that I missed out on. This gives folks like me a chance to get molds that are often praised (Landmine comes to mind).

3. Any of these figures that sell will have a larger profit margin than any new molds. This is because you eliminate the big expenses - R&D, testing, quality control. The more money Hasbro makes, the more willing they are going to be to pump those funds into more new stuff down the line. How is that a bad thing???

So, bring on the repaints! As has been said before, if you don't like 'em, don't buy 'em.
DoubleOScorpio
Vehicon
Posts: 373
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:43 pm

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Mandamus » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:50 am

The repaints are getting a little old, but it will be nice to get another chance to pick up these molds.
User avatar
Mandamus
Combiner
Posts: 454
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:25 am
Location: Georgia
Watch Mandamus on YouTube
Buy from Mandamus on eBay

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Ultra Prime » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:48 am

Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
I may be being a party pooper but doesn't the choice of such a bland color scheme make anyone suspicious that this rumor may be based on photoshopped pics? Hasbro does not usually do repaints in such a bland manner. I will admit the bland color scheme is certainly more realistic but it's not Hasbro's usual MO when it comes to repaints. :-?
Collection Count: Dwindling . . . . dwindling fast!

Things to remember . . . . never yell "Beast Mode!" to your girlfriend when switching to doggie style.
Ultra Prime
Pretender
Posts: 718
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:01 pm
Location: Renton, WA
Buy from Ultra Prime on eBay
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 10
Rank: 6
Courage: 8
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby kirbenvost » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:21 pm

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
This is actually cool news for me, since I never did pick up a Cybertron Jetfire even though I kind of wanted to.
User avatar
kirbenvost
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8733
News Credits: 11
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:57 am
Location: Vancouver BC
Buy from kirbenvost on eBay
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: 7
Courage: 8
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby bran10 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:33 pm

Ultra Prime wrote:I may be being a party pooper but doesn't the choice of such a bland color scheme make anyone suspicious that this rumor may be based on photoshopped pics? Hasbro does not usually do repaints in such a bland manner. I will admit the bland color scheme is certainly more realistic but it's not Hasbro's usual MO when it comes to repaints. :-?

Well, I don't like them, so I'm not picking them up.
bran10
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 927
News Credits: 6
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:10 pm
Location: Sacramento

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:40 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Ultra Prime wrote:I may be being a party pooper but doesn't the choice of such a bland color scheme make anyone suspicious that this rumor may be based on photoshopped pics? Hasbro does not usually do repaints in such a bland manner. I will admit the bland color scheme is certainly more realistic but it's not Hasbro's usual MO when it comes to repaints. :-?


Actually Hasbro has done so in past. Besides, how would you explain the mug shots then? For something to be photoshopped something has to be used as an example, and I don't recall seeing head shots like those anywhere.
"I have Autism and I'm proud of it!" - Myself

Top 5 Priorities:

1) BW Neo X-7 Elphaorpha
2) RiD Grimlock, Hightower and Wedge (Heavy Load acquired)
3) Universe 2003 Night Slash Cheetor
4) Arms Micron Terrorcon Bumblebee
5) BW Convobat (red) & Megalligator (purple)

The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3
User avatar
JelZe GoldRabbit
God Of Transformers
Posts: 14904
News Credits: 20
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: Delft, the Netherlands; McKinney, Texas, USA
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Raymond101 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:22 pm

Awesome, I'm going to get both.
Transformers 00, a Transformers/Gundam 00 fanfiction. Check it out if you're interested! :)
Raymond101
Brainmaster
Posts: 1401
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:08 pm

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby nightbolt » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:31 pm

i'm soooooooo geting jetstorm! good thing they didnt forget about beast machines!
FIBRIR


nightbolt on tfw2005.com
nightbolt
Minibot
Posts: 123
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:53 pm

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:49 am

Motto: "...and I used to be such a nice guy."
Weapon: Jawbreaker Cannon
I keep seeing people say that these molds in their original colors are too expensive.

What prices are you all encountering for these toys?
Image
User avatar
Counterpunch
Podcast Host
Posts: 15250
News Credits: 68
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:56 pm
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 6
Endurance: 5
Rank: 9
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 7

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby zemper » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:57 am

Counterpunch wrote:I keep seeing people say that these molds in their original colors are too expensive.

What prices are you all encountering for these toys?


must be eeeeevvvilBay prices.


:MAX:
all the comments above are the HUMBLE OPINIONS of the said user only. 'nuff sed.
zemper
Godmaster
Posts: 1851
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:04 pm

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby AlienQuiksilver » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:58 am

Counterpunch wrote:I keep seeing people say that these molds in their original colors are too expensive.

What prices are you all encountering for these toys?



Wing Saber, around $50/$60. Jetfire/Skyshadow can still be gotten for close to retail. I paid about $35 for my Jetfire, shipped!

Ultra class is a $30 price point, right?
- AQS
AlienQuiksilver
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 992
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:25 am
Location: Telford, PA

Re: TRU exclusive Movie Wingblade, Movie Jetstorm

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:34 am

Motto: "...and I used to be such a nice guy."
Weapon: Jawbreaker Cannon
AlienQuiksilver wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:I keep seeing people say that these molds in their original colors are too expensive.

What prices are you all encountering for these toys?



Wing Saber, around $50/$60. Jetfire/Skyshadow can still be gotten for close to retail. I paid about $35 for my Jetfire, shipped!

Ultra class is a $30 price point, right?


$26, but close enough.

Funny that price about Wing Saber. He's totally not worth it.
(::goes to update spreadsheet::)
Image
User avatar
Counterpunch
Podcast Host
Posts: 15250
News Credits: 68
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:56 pm
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 6
Endurance: 5
Rank: 9
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 7

Next

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #105 - Megatronus
Twincast / Podcast #105:
"Megatronus"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014