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Transformers News: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 3:24PM CST

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One 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 triplechangers 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?

Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?
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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464095)
Posted by Swindle01 on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:29pm CST
isnt it a bit of alie to say 'Biggest Autobot EVER' when we all know that title goes to fortress maximus?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464096)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:32pm CST
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?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464097)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:34pm CST
Edit:

Nevermind; Manterax Prime beat me to it!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464098)
Posted by EagleBot13 on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
This is cool. Not the biggest fan of sandstorm though. Also, I don't think that looks to much like skids.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464099)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:36pm CST
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.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464101)
Posted by Swindle01 on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:40pm CST
Does this mean hes gona make unicron look like a dwarf??? metroplex i mean. Are there any comparisson pics?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464102)
Posted by Mkall on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:48pm CST
I looked at that image and this immediately came to mind:
Image

Still I can't wait for a proper Sandstorm.

Finally we'll have all 6 of the Triplechangers!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464104)
Posted by Super Megatron on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CST
My wallet's...lifeforce...is running...out.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464105)
Posted by Valandar on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:56pm CST
Mkall wrote:I looked at that image and this immediately came to mind:
Image

Still I can't wait for a proper Sandstorm.

Finally we'll have all 6 of the Triplechangers!


Broadside?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464106)
Posted by craggy on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:57pm CST
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?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464108)
Posted by craggy on February 13th, 2013 @ 3:58pm CST
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?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464110)
Posted by Mkall on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:03pm CST
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.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464111)
Posted by Valandar on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:09pm CST
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. :(
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464112)
Posted by Swindle01 on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:14pm CST
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
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464113)
Posted by Handels-Messerschmitt on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CST
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.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464114)
Posted by Mkall on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:22pm CST
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.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464115)
Posted by craggy on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
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.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464118)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
It was pretty much inevitable.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464121)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on February 13th, 2013 @ 4:42pm CST
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!

Please please please yes!

Get them all in Voyagers! All six! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464126)
Posted by Meantoy on February 13th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CST
Is it just me, or does his copter mode look alot like cyclonus from armada? :CON:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464127)
Posted by craggy on February 13th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CST
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.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464130)
Posted by craggy on February 13th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CST
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?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464139)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 13th, 2013 @ 5:57pm CST
awesome. i am loving the still lingering transformers HIGH from toyfair. keep em coming hasbro. do broadside next.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464140)
Posted by Dagon on February 13th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CST
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:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464146)
Posted by craggy on February 13th, 2013 @ 6:18pm CST
Dagon wrote: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:

ach, I'm probably guilty of the same thing myself. Frustration is too strong a word. It irks me occasionally. Glad I entertained though.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464150)
Posted by STngAR on February 13th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CST
Left field has been very busy as of late.


:MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464152)
Posted by Dagon on February 13th, 2013 @ 6:34pm CST
craggy wrote:
Dagon wrote: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:

ach, I'm probably guilty of the same thing myself. Frustration is too strong a word. It irks me occasionally. Glad I entertained though.



Yeah, but it's true. If you had been more specific, someone would have posted to mention that that Arcee is actually pink and white with three vertical red streaks on the left side. (I've no idea if it does, but you know what I'm getting at.) It's like we're in this constant state of trying to out miniscule detail each other.
On the other hand, if you reference Classics Kup, some days you'll get one hundred replys from people claiming they don't know of any Classics Kup becuase despite obviously being a Classics-styled figure, the card says Generations, so the average board member is totally lost due to such a gross inaccuracy. Just look at the whole Prime Voyager/Powerizer or whatever thing. People clearly know what you're talking about, but suddenly, everyone has forgotten 15 years of the Voyager size class because six months ago Hasbro tried to rename it, yet still prints Voyager on the packages.

Still made me laugh though, so I still thank you. :D
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464158)
Posted by Stormrider on February 13th, 2013 @ 7:00pm CST
Helll yeah. Great news.

I would like to see a Hasbro Broadside and voyager sized Astrotrain and Octane.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464162)
Posted by Rated X on February 13th, 2013 @ 7:08pm CST
Im not liking that VOTL mode for Sandstorm. Just repaint the copter, give it a new head and leave it alone. Im not feeling the "Trailcutter" mold for Skids either. Hoist would work though...
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464173)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 13th, 2013 @ 7:21pm CST
STngAR wrote:Left field has been very busy as of late.


:MAXIMAL:


Like! (I keep saying the forums need "like" buttons)

Couldn't have said it better myself. I think the vtol copter thing is a partially transformed flight mode designed in mind of a fan requested remold. Not like they haven't done it before.

Also, I'm guessing the blue guy on the box are is either roller or scamper. We should also keep in mind that it says the scale is for legends, (While prime looks like the wave three prime with the roller minicon, Bumblebee looks like the deluxe) so it might be that the figures we are seeing on the box are either legends or scout figures.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464191)
Posted by MGrotusque on February 13th, 2013 @ 7:55pm CST
Great box art! Brings back fond memories of the battle scenes on the G1 boxes. Fantastic.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464194)
Posted by euphoricallydead on February 13th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CST
A new Fortress Maximus will be announce for 2015 as even bigger 1 meter tall ;)
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464197)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 13th, 2013 @ 8:16pm CST
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464204)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 13th, 2013 @ 8:27pm CST
Hey, if it's VTOL, and it has rotors, then it passes as a good homage in my books. I'm interested in seeing how Sandstorm's retooled bits will look.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464207)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 13th, 2013 @ 8:33pm CST
euphoricallydead wrote:A new Fortress Maximus will be announce for 2015 as even bigger 1 meter tall ;)


We can dream.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464221)
Posted by dirk2243 on February 13th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CST
craggy wrote:
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?


Good question.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464225)
Posted by Thadicon on February 13th, 2013 @ 9:32pm CST
Im wondering if thats not actually Sandstorm and maybe the legends class figure of Scamper that is suppose to come with Metroplex because hes got like a little helicopter pad and there aren't many Autobot helicopters. And another thing i was thinking when Hasbro promotes figures in the line don't they put it at on the smaller side of the box rather than on the front?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464234)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on February 13th, 2013 @ 10:09pm CST
if sandstorm is a repaint/retool of springer, does that mean springer and sandstorm are now quad-changers?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464243)
Posted by Rated X on February 13th, 2013 @ 10:43pm CST
So how many people are going to buy an extra Springer just to convert Sandstorm back into a proper G1 helicoptor ? :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464245)
Posted by Seibertron on February 13th, 2013 @ 10:54pm CST
Thadicon wrote:Im wondering if thats not actually Sandstorm and maybe the legends class figure of Scamper that is suppose to come with Metroplex because hes got like a little helicopter pad and there aren't many Autobot helicopters. And another thing i was thinking when Hasbro promotes figures in the line don't they put it at on the smaller side of the box rather than on the front?


I saw Scamper during Hasbro's presentation on Saturday. Scamper is a black figure that transforms into a black car.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464249)
Posted by feeiq90 on February 13th, 2013 @ 11:45pm CST
i hope highbrow will have a proper new mold,perhaps as a headmaster?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464286)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:14am CST
Mkall 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.

They did a Blitzwing in Animated too, and we're getting him.


In the same page, when you look under "Transformers Fall of Cybertron", you get Arcee with a call number that is currently not tagged to anything. :grin: Maybe..
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464307)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 14th, 2013 @ 6:05am CST
Thadicon wrote:Im wondering if thats not actually Sandstorm and maybe the legends class figure of Scamper that is suppose to come with Metroplex because hes got like a little helicopter pad and there aren't many Autobot helicopters. And another thing i was thinking when Hasbro promotes figures in the line don't they put it at on the smaller side of the box rather than on the front?


It's definitely leaning toward Sandstorm. Scamper was a 6-wheeled car, not a helicopter. It's not supposed to be a promotion: all the characters running around on Metroplex are part of his package art.

Image
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464332)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 14th, 2013 @ 8:33am CST
I hope they do Skids. Then we would have all the first 3 years worth of cars.

I hope they do Hoist too, but since I at least have the legends version of Trailcutter and Hoist, I'm not that desperate.

Arcee would be nice too but I have the Delicate Warrior which is a good enough Generations Arcee for me.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464351)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 14th, 2013 @ 9:54am CST
dirk2243 wrote:
craggy wrote:
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?


Good question.


There was a HtfD Sandstorm as a repaint of Legends Beachcomber as well.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464472)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CST
I get the feeling they chose this altmode for Sandstorm since the helicopter of the G1 version would look too similar to Springer's own helicopter mode and they might have wanted to differentiate the two a little more.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464490)
Posted by craggy on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:23pm CST
Rated X wrote:So how many people are going to buy an extra Springer just to convert Sandstorm back into a proper G1 helicoptor ? :lol:

37?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1464496)
Posted by Thadicon on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:30pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
Thadicon wrote:Im wondering if thats not actually Sandstorm and maybe the legends class figure of Scamper that is suppose to come with Metroplex because hes got like a little helicopter pad and there aren't many Autobot helicopters. And another thing i was thinking when Hasbro promotes figures in the line don't they put it at on the smaller side of the box rather than on the front?


I saw Scamper during Hasbro's presentation on Saturday. Scamper is a black figure that transforms into a black car.


Oh so Hasbro actually showed Scamper. I thought they might be throwing a curve ball and change him from his original G1 alt mode to something different. Because all that they have coming up with at the Toyfair seems way to good to be true
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1465226)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 17th, 2013 @ 4:38pm CST
While I do like the looks of that aircraft mode, I don't like it much as Sandstorm. It reminds me too much of Lugnut.

But hey, if Hasbro wants to give us a triple changing Sandstorm, who am I to argue. Just so long as it's a fresh mold.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works? (1465264)
Posted by warzon3 on February 17th, 2013 @ 8:02pm CST
This might be the wrong thread, but also on the Metroplex box is a green robot that looks like the Trailbreaker mold....people are saying that it is Hoist, but I don't know, it doesn't seem like Hoist to me. It looks like he doesn't have a mouth plate like G1?

Does IDW Hoist design look different? Or did Hoist show up in IDW?

Or could it be someone else?

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