Transformers Generations Sandstorm in the Works?

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:


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:


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:

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