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Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:33 pm

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The Generations line has seen it's fair share of molds that are used and reused and given several different options for release. Generations Bruticus (and it's five components) are no different. We've seen Onslaught and co. in different color schemes throughout TF history, with their debut in 1986. With the newest incarnation of the Generations line, we see the Combaticons redesigned from top to bottom. No longer WWII vehicles and a space shuttle, now they're Cybertronian vehicles, the likes of which we hadn't seen before. First it was a redesign, then it was a redeco and it's been redecoed several times since. First, a retrospective of sorts...

Since mid 2012, the Generations Bruticus mold has seen various releases and designs:

So far, it's been used to create:

SDCC exclusive Bruticus, of course. (A game accurate deco.) (You can see the full gallery here)

Amazon.com/BBTS.com Generation 2 Bruticus

Retail Bruticus

And now they've been turned into...

Autobot Wrecker Ruination!

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And now you can be one step closer to owning Ruination with the four limb robots now available for sale at Hasbro Toy Shop! (Unfortunately, the fifth and final robot, Impactor (based on the Onslaught mold) is currently not available. Please keep checking back on the HTS site so you can order him once he becomes available.)

(NOTE: You can click on any of the images below to be taken to that product's ordering page.)

The Whirl figure is based off of the Vortex mold.Image

The Topspin figure is based off of the Blast Off mold.Image

The Twin Twist figure is based off of the Brawl mold.Image

The Roadbuster figure is based off of the Swindle mold.Image

And the missing member, Impactor
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All figures come with new weapons, new paint decos and newly designed heads. All are priced @ $14.99 and they're available to ship right now @ HTS.com

Can't wait to get the figures, gonna be buying? Check out the pics, links and our Bruticus galleries! Feel free to join the discussion and give us your thoughts and comments.

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, and the best galleries around!
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Ultra Markus » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:51 pm

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thats nice but they forgot one... IMPACTOR!
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby T-Macksimus » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Hasbro has a great many sins to atone for. THIS creation just happens to be the newest one they can add to their list. All 5 of those characters deserved better treatment than this! :BANG_HEAD: :-x
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:08 pm

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The only thing this post makes me want to do is pick up the SDCC version of Bruticus. As for the Wreckers, I don't like the characters, never have. I find these color schemes very unappealing, thus fitting the characters themselves. Big ol' PASS.
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Postby Manterax Prime » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:33 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:The only thing this post makes me want to do is pick up the SDCC version of Bruticus. As for the Wreckers, I don't like the characters, never have. I find these color schemes very unappealing, thus fitting the characters themselves. Big ol' PASS.


This coming from the worst Autobot leader to ever exist. You're just jealous the Wreckers
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Joetx » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:25 pm

I don't understand the hatred for these figures. They're not mere redecos. Instead, they're fairly extensive remolds (including Emirate Xaron)! If you think HasTak would either design completely new figures or wouldn't maximize existing designs, you're delusional.

The only problem I have with these figures is the price creep. It wasn't that long ago when deluxes were about $10. Surely inflation couldn't have happened that fast!

As an aside, the availability - or lack thereof - of figures at HTS is extremely frustrating. When I first searched on HTS for Springer & Blitzwing, they were out of stock, so I had to turn to Amazon at a $3 mark up for each figure. Now, they're back in stock. To top it off, Grimwing & Kickback have been out of stock forever.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby datguy86 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:42 pm

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Joetx wrote:I don't understand the hatred for these figures. They're not mere redecos. Instead, they're fairly extensive remolds (including Emirate Xaron)! If you think HasTak would either design completely new figures or wouldn't maximize existing designs, you're delusional.

The only problem I have with these figures is the price creep. It wasn't that long ago when deluxes were about $10. Surely inflation couldn't have happened that fast!

As an aside, the availability - or lack thereof - of figures at HTS is extremely frustrating. When I first searched on HTS for Springer & Blitzwing, they were out of stock, so I had to turn to Amazon at a $3 mark up for each figure. Now, they're back in stock. To top it off, Grimwing & Kickback have been out of stock forever.


I agree about not understanding the hatred for these guys. One, the redecoes are fairly extensive. Two, with the IDW love of late we may yet see some Thrilling 30 versions of some of these guys; most likely Whirl.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Wolfman Jake » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:03 pm

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It's so odd that Impactor is missing entirely from HTS. Did someone forget to add the listing? Can't make much of a combiner figure without the torso.

Also, am I the only one planning on getting three of each? One will be the combined Ruination for my WfC/FoC/Cybertronian mode shelf. Another combined as "neo-G1" Ruination for my Classics shelf. And a third set to have the separate Wrecker charactes for my Classics shelf. I could omit the third Roadbuster and Whirl, technically. Especially the third Roadbuster. The redecoed Cybertron Hot Shot from Universe 2008 fits the bill nicely. That tiny legends sized Whirl from Classics 2006, though, is due for an upgrade.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Metrosuplex » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:18 am

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First off, EXCELLENT POST, Autobot032!!! :BOWDOWN: The chronology of releases (with pic links) was a very nice touch! :APPLAUSE:

Second, I'm gonna say that these Bruticus TF molds grew on me. I thought the G1-classic style release was kind of atrocious... but I guess the complete LACK OF CYBERTRON TF's on store shelves made me re-think my opinion on these. They still look a bit messy as both robot and alt mode (i.e. do NOT flip Swindle around in robot mode - his back is a disaster), but I'm now kind of digging how different these figures feel from the typical TF. They're a bit messy, they're blocky, they're just unconventional and experimental. And I think that's a good thing. Or maybe these molds were made on the cheap, and I should be angry. I don't know. :lol:

My opinion on these latest re-releases is that the new heads sell them. Especially Topspin. I'm thinking his head is better than the Bruticus counterpart. Personally, I'm planning on mixing up limbs between the two combiners. :-?

I want to see more Cybertron-era TF's, so I'm buying these just to support the line.

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Postby Flashwave » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:23 am

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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Jack Hallows » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:36 am

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they need to quit the bullshit and release a Wrecker line that's not a retool of some other previously released set. as much as the Wreckers have been through during their commission, i'd think they deserved it. after all, when all else fails, they don't. give em their just fraggin' due already.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby T-Macksimus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:57 am

Joetx wrote:I don't understand the hatred for these figures. They're not mere redecos. Instead, they're fairly extensive remolds (including Emirate Xaron)! If you think HasTak would either design completely new figures or wouldn't maximize existing designs, you're delusional.


Those of us opposed to what they have don't don't expect everyone else to understand the "why" behind how we feel and as far as us having expectations bordering on the delusional, we aren't idiots and we aren't crazy... we'll, we aren't idiots at least.
Myself, I never expected a release of an entire Wreckers team. I was expecting maybe to get one or two figures, maybe three, trickled out over a span and yes, I would hope that they would be original molds(hence the "trickled" expectation.) IDW has been doing an amazing job with re-imagining the designs on our classic heroes, in my opinion anyways, and I feel that the re-paint treatment that Hasbro has given these figures is just a slap in the face to the artists currently working on these figures. They work great for the FoC Combaticons, I'm all for that and the folks at High Moon studios should be proud of their creation but I just think Hasbro has insulted the long time Wreckers fans AND the folks at IDW by taking this route. I'd have rather seen fewer Wreckers but have them done right than get one team dropped in my lap that was done lazy. Yeah, they have new heads and new paint but honestly, that was no effort at all when you look at the big picture. Yes, I understand that Hasbro is all about money and that they are going to aim for the demographic that gets them the most $$ and many of us on here are totally not in that demographic. I've preached this very fact dozens of times on here. That doesn't mean I can't have an opinion on it though or feel slighted at least a little bit especially since I've been throwing my money into Hasbro's coffers for this line for over 25 years now. I think I've earned (and paid for) the right to be a little pissed off over some of what they do.
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Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:08 pm

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Further confirms that the Wreckers will indeed see the light of day. Excellent. :grin:

Though one thing's for sure; I'm sure as hell not combining them in their intended configuration. It was a headache for me to get Bruticus like that then try to get him balanced (even when Bruticus isn't stable to begin with) to see how that configuration would stand. I'll probably switch a part here and there, but that's it. Ruination's just going to be a mirrored Bruticus for me. >:oP

Just as I've got my Fall of Cybertron Combaticons as my Generation One Combaticons, I will do the same with these.

Still wish Impactor had his colors reversed. :(
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby shockblast2 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:56 pm

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Yep, just ordered mine. The unfortunate thing is that HTS did not list Impactor until Roadbuster was out of stock. I held out until a few minutes ago and will be short Roadbuster until retail, which should not be long, but I'd rather have Impactor than Roadbuster anyhow. So, I am glad I waited. But, I wager they will all be gone by the end of the day today, so everybody better get to ordering now!!
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:01 pm

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shockblast2 wrote:Yep, just ordered mine. The unfortunate thing is that HTS did not list Impactor until Roadbuster was out of stock. I held out until a few minutes ago and will be short Roadbuster until retail, which should not be long, but I'd rather have Impactor than Roadbuster anyhow. So, I am glad I waited. But, I wager they will all be gone by the end of the day today, so everybody better get to ordering now!!



Yea I actually held out and roadbuster was OOS when I checked out. then roadbuster came back instock for at most 2 mins and I was able to order all 5 with a promo code. Feel so lucky.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby shockblast2 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:04 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Just as I've got my Fall of Cybertron Combaticons as my Generation One Combaticons, I will do the same with these.

Still wish Impactor had his colors reversed. :(



Tee-hee. Your one of those people who shoehorns unrelated figures into your collection because Hasbro screwed you out of a CHUG release. There is another guy around here that does that too. Can't remeber his name right off hand, but you guys should get together. I'd wager you'd have a beautiful bromance over your love of geewun modern figures!
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby xyl360 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:05 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:The only thing this post makes me want to do is pick up the SDCC version of Bruticus. As for the Wreckers, I don't like the characters, never have. I find these color schemes very unappealing, thus fitting the characters themselves. Big ol' PASS.

If you're going that route, go for the Takara version. Most likely cheaper or around the same price (and much easier to track down) and waaaaay worth it. It makes the SDCC version look like crapola (and I would know, I've got every deco of these molds so far).
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:14 pm

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Weapon: Retractable Mecha-Fangs
Topspin and Twintwist are out of stock now as well as Roadbuster. Whirl is still available, last I checked. I got the two Impactors I needed, but was going to get a whole third set while I was at it (or at least Impactor, Topsin, and Twintwist), but Topsin and Twintwist went out of stock while they were sitting in my cart. I guess I'll try my luck at retail to get that third set.

UPDATE: Whirl is now sold out too. Impactor is still available to those who ordered the four limbs earlier, before the all important torso was offered.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby shockblast2 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:18 pm

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shockblast2 wrote:Yep, just ordered mine. The unfortunate thing is that HTS did not list Impactor until Roadbuster was out of stock. I held out until a few minutes ago and will be short Roadbuster until retail, which should not be long, but I'd rather have Impactor than Roadbuster anyhow. So, I am glad I waited. But, I wager they will all be gone by the end of the day today, so everybody better get to ordering now!!



Yea I actually held out and roadbuster was OOS when I checked out. then roadbuster came back instock for at most 2 mins and I was able to order all 5 with a promo code. Feel so lucky.



Lol...I don't believe in luck, but I do believe in persistence. And it paid off for you, no doubt. I left for lunch and came back, about 45 min, and this was the case. Good for you for keeping on the site. I thought it was weird that Impactor was missing and that is why I held out. But, I would rather have a missing arm for now rather than four limbs with nothing to attach to. ;)
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby shockblast2 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:26 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Topspin and Twintwist are out of stock now as well as Roadbuster. Whirl is still available, last I checked. I got the two Impactors I needed, but was going to get a whole third set while I was at it (or at least Impactor, Topsin, and Twintwist), but Topsin and Twintwist went out of stock while they were sitting in my cart. I guess I'll try my luck at retail to get that third set.




Why in the world would you want three of each of these? Customs or something?


And BTW, only Impactor is left now. Whirl is sold out. Damn, thats a record. I figured it would be this evening. Not thirty minutes. Surely Hasbro will use that to get these into retail stores ASAP. Not more cases of the DEC 2012 wave.....
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:32 pm

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shockblast2 wrote:Why in the world would you want three of each of these? Customs or something?


I've got multiple displays that could use some Wrecker representation. One display will have the gestalt form and the individual bots together. Yeah, that makes no sense, but it looks nice. I may or may not get a third set now. We'll see.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby El Duque » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:29 pm

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Yesterday we reported that the Transformers Generations Wreckers were in-stock and ready to ship from HasbroToyShop with the exception of Impactor. Today we're pleased to let you know that he is also available!

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Experience epic Cybertronian history in the making with Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron figures! Recreate the ancient civil war between the Autobot and Decepticon robots as they defend their honor, freedom and loyalties in battle after battle. Only one faction can reign supreme among all of the Transformers robots - where does your allegiance lie? Impactor is a fearless leader who never hesitates to volunteer the Wreckers for the riskiest missions. It's not that he loves danger. He'd rather see every soldier under his command safe, but he also knows that his team is the best that the Autobots have. Anything that needs to be done, he and his team can do it faster and with less carnage. When a mission absolutely must succeed, the Autobots know they can count on Impactor and his team to get it done. The valiant Autobot Impactor figure converts from a robot warrior to a missile carrier and back again. The leader of the Wreckers commando team, he is also the 1st in a series of 5 robots that combine to form the ultimate Autobot warrior - the giant Ruination robot! Other Wreckers each sold separately. Includes: Converting Impactor figure and instructions. Features: Converts from robot to missile carrier and back again Combine with other Wreckers to form Ruination warrior Ages 5 and up. Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Hotrodimust » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Joetx wrote:I don't understand the hatred for these figures. They're not mere redecos. Instead, they're fairly extensive remolds (including Emirate Xaron)! If you think HasTak would either design completely new figures or wouldn't maximize existing designs, you're delusional.

The only problem I have with these figures is the price creep. It wasn't that long ago when deluxes were about $10. Surely inflation couldn't have happened that fast!

As an aside, the availability - or lack thereof - of figures at HTS is extremely frustrating. When I first searched on HTS for Springer & Blitzwing, they were out of stock, so I had to turn to Amazon at a $3 mark up for each figure. Now, they're back in stock. To top it off, Grimwing & Kickback have been out of stock forever.

You should have just waited to find them in stores I've found 8 of each figure already and one sandstorm
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Re: Generations Autobot Wrecker Figures Now Available @ HTS

Postby Hotrodimust » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:20 pm

T-Macksimus wrote:
Joetx wrote:I don't understand the hatred for these figures. They're not mere redecos. Instead, they're fairly extensive remolds (including Emirate Xaron)! If you think HasTak would either design completely new figures or wouldn't maximize existing designs, you're delusional.


Those of us opposed to what they have don't don't expect everyone else to understand the "why" behind how we feel and as far as us having expectations bordering on the delusional, we aren't idiots and we aren't crazy... we'll, we aren't idiots at least.
Myself, I never expected a release of an entire Wreckers team. I was expecting maybe to get one or two figures, maybe three, trickled out over a span and yes, I would hope that they would be original molds(hence the "trickled" expectation.) IDW has been doing an amazing job with re-imagining the designs on our classic heroes, in my opinion anyways, and I feel that the re-paint treatment that Hasbro has given these figures is just a slap in the face to the artists currently working on these figures. They work great for the FoC Combaticons, I'm all for that and the folks at High Moon studios should be proud of their creation but I just think Hasbro has insulted the long time Wreckers fans AND the folks at IDW by taking this route. I'd have rather seen fewer Wreckers but have them done right than get one team dropped in my lap that was done lazy. Yeah, they have new heads and new paint but honestly, that was no effort at all when you look at the big picture. Yes, I understand that Hasbro is all about money and that they are going to aim for the demographic that gets them the most $$ and many of us on here are totally not in that demographic. I've preached this very fact dozens of times on here. That doesn't mean I can't have an opinion on it though or feel slighted at least a little bit especially since I've been throwing my money into Hasbro's coffers for this line for over 25 years now. I think I've earned (and paid for) the right to be a little pissed off over some of what they do.

I agree with u 100%
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