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Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby El Duque » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:22 pm

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On of the highlights from last weekend's Toy Fair was the announcement that Hasbro would be releasing Springer and Blitzwing in this year's Generation line as true triple changers in Voyager scale. Now it appears that Sandstorm may be joining their ranks. Using Hasbro's Live Customer Chat we've found entries for Springer, Blitzwing, and Sandstorm. The product codes for Springer and Blitzwing do match up based on the official images we received earlier. Highbrow and Banzitron also appear, but their product codes match their previously released Hunt for the Decepticon figures.

Additionally we may have already got our first glimpse of one of his alt modes. If you looked over our images of Metroplex's packaging you may have noticed a few extra Autobots, one of which is a orange VTOL type aircraft. Check out the bottom right corner of the image below. There's also a blue character standing on Metroplex's right shoulder and a green character on his left arm that appear to based on the new Generations Trailcutter mold. Skids and Hoist perhaps?

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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Swindle01 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:29 pm

isnt it a bit of alie to say 'Biggest Autobot EVER' when we all know that title goes to fortress maximus?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Manterax Prime » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:32 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:isnt it a bit of alie to say 'Biggest Autobot EVER' when we all know that title goes to fortress maximus?


Fort Max is 22 inches tall. The new Metroplex is 24 inches tall, so he is the biggest transformer ever.

Good to know we may be getting more classic G1 triple-changers. Astrotrain perhaps?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:34 pm

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Nevermind; Manterax Prime beat me to it!
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby EagleBot13 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:35 pm

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This is cool. Not the biggest fan of sandstorm though. Also, I don't think that looks to much like skids.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:36 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:isnt it a bit of alie to say 'Biggest Autobot EVER' when we all know that title goes to fortress maximus?


Nitpickings :lol: . He's a bit taller than Fortress Maximus, toy-wise, but doesn't have his bulk.

Anyway, Sandstorm has to have his own mold, or significantly retooled (meaning more than just the head) to be worth it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Swindle01 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:40 pm

Does this mean hes gona make unicron look like a dwarf??? metroplex i mean. Are there any comparisson pics?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Mkall » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:48 pm

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I looked at that image and this immediately came to mind:
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Still I can't wait for a proper Sandstorm.

Finally we'll have all 6 of the Triplechangers!
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Super Megatron » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:55 pm

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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Valandar » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:56 pm

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Mkall wrote:I looked at that image and this immediately came to mind:
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Still I can't wait for a proper Sandstorm.

Finally we'll have all 6 of the Triplechangers!


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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby craggy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:57 pm

I, for one am shocked and appalled that Hasbro might repaint Trailcutter into Hoist. I'm not angry, Hasbro, just disappointed. They've Michael Bay'd my childhood.

(just kidding)

Sandstorm looks significantly different from Springer. Which makes sense since despite people's claims, I didn't think Springer's robot mode or helicopter mode looked anything like Sandstorm. It might be a retool or alternate transformation, but regardless it looks good.

Now, Hasbro, hows about that car alt mode, pink and white Arcee?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby craggy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:58 pm

Swindle01 wrote:Does this mean hes gona make unicron look like a dwarf??? metroplex i mean. Are there any comparisson pics?

I don't think Metroplex comes with extra giant braided beard or war axe accessories for Unicron. He might have something you could use as a flagon of ale. maybe?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Mkall » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:03 pm

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Valandar wrote:
Mkall wrote:Still I can't wait for a proper Sandstorm.

Finally we'll have all 6 of the Triplechangers!


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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Valandar » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:09 pm

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Mkall wrote:
Valandar wrote:
Mkall wrote:Still I can't wait for a proper Sandstorm.

Finally we'll have all 6 of the Triplechangers!


Broadside?

FP's Assaulter.


I knew about Assaulter, I just thought there was an official Hasbro Broadside out there somewhere based on what you said. :(
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Swindle01 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:14 pm

i hope he isnt just a repaint of springer coz springer looks like crap in robot mode. His top half is ok but wtf is up with those legs of his....no one can seem to make a decent springer. It cant be that hard coz blitzwing looks awsome sauce
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:19 pm

craggy wrote:Now, Hasbro, hows about that car alt mode, pink and white Arcee?


They did that already for the Animated line. I don't think it was super common, though.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Mkall » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:22 pm

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Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:
craggy wrote:Now, Hasbro, hows about that car alt mode, pink and white Arcee?


They did that already for the Animated line. I don't think it was super common, though.

They did a Blitzwing in Animated too, and we're getting him.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby craggy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:24 pm

Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:
craggy wrote:Now, Hasbro, hows about that car alt mode, pink and white Arcee?


They did that already for the Animated line. I don't think it was super common, though.

she was dark red and brown! I suppose I should have been ULTRA SPECIFIC in my request, but I wasn't aware this was a monkey's paw wish I was making, and assumed people would interpret that I was talking about a Generations/Classics styled version of the character.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Meantoy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:07 pm

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Is it just me, or does his copter mode look alot like cyclonus from armada? :CON:
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby craggy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:17 pm

Meantoy wrote:Is it just me, or does his copter mode look alot like cyclonus from armada? :CON:

I see what you're saying. The front section sticking out under what appears to be the cockpit and the arms that the "rotors" are on definitely give it a familiar look. Lets hope the bot mode is better than Armada Cyclonus though.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby craggy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:22 pm

El Duque wrote: Using Hasbro's Live Customer Chat we've found entries for Springer, Blitzwing, and Sandstorm. The product codes for Springer and Blitzwing do match up based on the official images we received earlier. Highbrow and Banzitron also appear, but their product codes match their previously released Hunt for the Decepticon figures.

just to double check, but the Sandstorm entry doesn't match the TRU/GDO Scout class Sandstorm does it?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby griftimus prime » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:57 pm

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awesome. i am loving the still lingering transformers HIGH from toyfair. keep em coming hasbro. do broadside next.
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Postby Dagon » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:02 pm

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craggy wrote:
Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:
craggy wrote:Now, Hasbro, hows about that car alt mode, pink and white Arcee?


They did that already for the Animated line. I don't think it was super common, though.

she was dark red and brown! I suppose I should have been ULTRA SPECIFIC in my request, but I wasn't aware this was a monkey's paw wish I was making, and assumed people would interpret that I was talking about a Generations/Classics styled version of the character.



While I share your apparent frustration with the bipolar nature of some members on this site one minute knowing every specific detail of a thing and never hesitating to correct you, only to then feign the absolute inability to understand something if not presented with painstaking and excruciatingly specific details, I must say, your post has made me laugh heartily.

A monkey's paw wish? That's just golden. Thank you greatly, good sir. :lol:
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