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In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm

Transformers News: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm

Friday, June 14th, 2013 8:19AM CDT

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From the facebook of Hobbybase we have our first in-hand image of Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm! It's starting to look like this guy might be showing up at brick and mortar retail very soon. Take a look below.

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Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495196)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 14th, 2013 @ 8:21am CDT
I was on the fence about Sandstorm until I had a chance to play with Springer. Now I'm sold. :grin:
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495198)
Posted by DetoxRetox on June 14th, 2013 @ 8:42am CDT
Looks great. Hope to find one soon!
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495217)
Posted by omega666 on June 14th, 2013 @ 9:54am CDT
I was lucky to find Springer. That was the only time I saw him in stores. Never found a Blitzwing.
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Posted by RiddlerJ on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:00am CDT
omega666 wrote:I was lucky to find Springer. That was the only time I saw him in stores. Never found a Blitzwing.


I just ordered Springer and Blitzwing from Amazon. Stores never have anything.

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Gene ... =blitzwing
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495221)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:09am CDT
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Posted by GuyIncognito on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:39am CDT
I'm impressed with the amount of re-tooling they did. When was the last time Hasbro put that much effort into re-tooling a mold? Usually we only see a head swap, and maybe a spoiler added or removed.

This one has huge back wheels added, the rotor removed, a new weapon, a front grill/bumper added, the legs retooled to account for the replacement of the rear wheels, AND a new head sculpt. Oh, and the tail was re-tooled too!
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495240)
Posted by mattj972 on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:43am CDT
I love the Blitzwing and Springer figures. And yah, stores never had these when I looked. Got both off amazon. Sandstorm looks like the best figure of the lot. Love triple changers.
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495269)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on June 14th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CDT
so seeing what they've done with Springer, I wonder who Blitzwing is gonna get retooled into, and how extensive are the retools gonna be? some potential candidates I've stumbled across have been.....
Overcharge
Bludgeon
Slamdance
Gutcruncher
Reverse Convoy
Doubledealer (requires extensive retooling)
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495291)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 14th, 2013 @ 1:52pm CDT
It is truly impressive how extensive the remolding is. It actually looks like a substantial amount of plastic has been added. Which still makes me wonder why they couldn't release TF Prime Breakdown, but I should really stop being so bitter about that, lol...

Anyway, Sandstorm is really impressive and near-perfect. Only issue I can see is that those wheel/turbine assemblies are going to take up a lot of shelf space in robot mode, but it looks like it's possible to fold them back and down.
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 14th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
SG Roadbuster wrote:so seeing what they've done with Springer, I wonder who Blitzwing is gonna get retooled into, and how extensive are the retools gonna be? some potential candidates I've stumbled across have been.....
Overcharge
Bludgeon
Slamdance
Gutcruncher
Reverse Convoy
Doubledealer (requires extensive retooling)


I would love to see a Slamdance retool out of Blitzwing. But thinking more about it, they could also make Overlord out of him. Probably not everyone's first choice for this mold, but it might happen given Overlords recent appearances in the comics.
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Posted by Stockade on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:02pm CDT
I've picked up Springer and Blitzwing both and just love these guys in every form, but with Sand Storm, i like the bot and VTOL mode, not much on his buggy mode, but either way im still buying it!

I wonder if hasbro can do Astro-Train and Octane like these guys?
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I would love to see a Slamdance retool out of Blitzwing. But thinking more about it, they could also make Overlord out of him. Probably not everyone's first choice for this mold, but it might happen given Overlords recent appearances in the comics.
No thank you. That robot mode of Blitzwing's would hardly do Overlord proper justice.
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495311)
Posted by xyl360 on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
Looks pretty sexy. Takara's is up for preorder so I snagged it but it's not due until December, so I've got a long wait ahead.
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Posted by dragons on June 14th, 2013 @ 3:16pm CDT
i still have 4 where i work 2 spirnger 2 blitzwing i going back toady to pick up springwing they have been on shelf for almost week no one touched them i have been hestiant use my credit on them
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495344)
Posted by gen1autobot on June 14th, 2013 @ 4:11pm CDT
Just picked up all three together on the Navy Base in San Diego. It was a bit surprising to see something so current on the shelves there. Therefor, in light of the ultra limited selection that we do receive on the base, I picked them "All" up. There were two of each, so I purchased a set of three for my nephew as well. Sandstorm became the favorite of the three as soon as I saw him. He looks awesome.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on June 14th, 2013 @ 5:13pm CDT
Those back wheels look way too big, but I guess that's so the VTOL turbines look good, which is my preferred mode anyway.

I kinda wish they went with the more toy-accurate mouthplate rather than the cartoon-accurate regular face.

kirbenvost wrote:It is truly impressive how extensive the remolding is. It actually looks like a substantial amount of plastic has been added. Which still makes me wonder why they couldn't release TF Prime Breakdown, but I should really stop being so bitter about that, lol...


The lack of Breakdown might not have had anything to do with the amount of plastic. The only official reasons we got for him being skipped were "not up to Hsbro's standards" and "no-man's land price-wise"... which are ridiculously vague and could mean anything.
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495369)
Posted by Prime Riblet on June 14th, 2013 @ 5:52pm CDT
So far this is my favorite of the Voyagers.
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Posted by xyl360 on June 14th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
Prime Riblet wrote:So far this is my favorite of the Voyagers.

Yeah, me too I think (though I've got none of them in hand so far). It just looks sweet.

By the way, your avatar is making me hungry.
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 15th, 2013 @ 4:35am CDT
That's great seeing them together. The untrained eye wouldn't even be able to tell they're the same(ish) mold. Those giant rear wheels are starting to look a bit daft in buggy mode.
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Posted by Mykltron on June 15th, 2013 @ 6:37am CDT
Dilemma: buy Springer and render FP Defender obsolete or buy Sandstorm and put up with those enormous wheels on the back of a character I don't even remember in the fiction.
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Posted by Prime Riblet on June 15th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Prime Riblet wrote:So far this is my favorite of the Voyagers.

Yeah, me too I think (though I've got none of them in hand so far). It just looks sweet.

By the way, your avatar is making me hungry.



Me too. :D
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Posted by Manterax Prime on June 15th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Looks pretty sexy. Takara's is up for preorder so I snagged it but it's not due until December, so I've got a long wait ahead.


I'll never understand why guys like you always jump at the Takara stuff when the Hasbro version is perfectly fine. And costs less.
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 15th, 2013 @ 8:31pm CDT
I'd like him yesterday, please? :shock: :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by PrymeStriker on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:14am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Looks pretty sexy. Takara's is up for preorder so I snagged it but it's not due until December, so I've got a long wait ahead.


I'll never understand why guys like you always jump at the Takara stuff when the Hasbro version is perfectly fine. And costs less.


Personal preference. What's fine for you throws others for a loop.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 16th, 2013 @ 6:39am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Looks pretty sexy. Takara's is up for preorder so I snagged it but it's not due until December, so I've got a long wait ahead.


I'll never understand why guys like you always jump at the Takara stuff when the Hasbro version is perfectly fine. And costs less.


Personal preference. What's fine for you throws others for a loop.


Then there's the delusion/myth/fact (take your pick) that TakaraTomy's stuff is superior to Hasbro. Me, I don't care.
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Posted by craggy on June 16th, 2013 @ 9:24am CDT
sometimes Takara's stuff is better. sometimes I like the Hasbro stuff more. Sometimes the difference is minor enough that I prefer to choose the cheaper option.
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Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 16th, 2013 @ 10:21am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:I'm getting a G1 Sureshot vibe from this figure.



No kidding.. I will own this one when I find him.
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495830)
Posted by El Duque on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CDT
By way of HK-TF's oscarfung we have nice a series of images showcasing Transformers Generations Voyager Class Sandstorm. Sandstorm is a heavily retooled and repainted version of the previously released Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer. The retool give's the figure a new head, new larger rear tires for a more dune buggy look that fold out to become rotors in his VTOL mode, and more. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495838)
Posted by Rated X on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CDT
That whole hovercraft thing is either you love it or hate it. Personally I hate it. I hope theres a 3rd party helicopter fix...
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:09pm CDT
Not gunna lie, it looks really cool. But my sights are on Springer right now, and I like to keep teams even, so unless they come up with an equally-sized Decepticon counterpart (Flywheels from Blitzwing, anyone?), it's gunna have to be a pass.
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Posted by hinomars19 on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CDT
Nice looking figure, and I think maybe his alt modes are a smidge more convinving than Springer. Sadly for me it isn't Sandstorm. I really loved my G1 Sandstorm when I had him for Christmas, and this doesn't quite fit what I'd like for a modern fig of him. A fine looking Autobot though, regardless ;)
Has Sandstorm had any kind of more recent comic version that this could possibly be closer to?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:18pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote: Has Sandstorm had any kind of more recent comic version that this could possibly be closer to?


If anything, he'll appear in that form in the IDW comics just to sell toys. 8-}

And cool, the fans rotate! Loving him more and more.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:19pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:Has Sandstorm had any kind of more recent comic version that this could possibly be closer to?


Not that I know of. The closest thing I could find that (barely) resembles this Voyager is this:

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The little backpack and maybe a bit of the torso look similar, but that's about it.
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495847)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:26pm CDT
It really is a spectacular figure. Very impressive how he can support that backpack on those dainty legs. Bravo! Buggy mode looks more ridiculous every time I see it. :-?
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Posted by G1 Legacy on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
:-? The alt modes kinda resemble other movie franchise vehicles. Like Cristopher Nolans "Tumbler" Batmobile. And that hover craft reminds me of an airborn HK from the Terminator series lol.

I'm sure I'll end up getting this eventually but I've got other items higher on the priority list right now that I'm saving $$$ for I.E. Fortress Maximus and 3rd party Stunticons.
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Posted by RiddlerJ on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CDT
Personally, I really like what they've done to the mold. First of all, I just like that they made so many changes when they could've just slapped a new head and color scheme on him and called it a day.

I do like that he's a VTOL craft. He would've looked to similar to Springer if he was a more standard chopper and I'm glad they chose to be more accurate to Springer. Sandstorm can get away with being more malable.

I also like the big wheels on his back. It makes look capable of bouncing around over rough terrain like a dune buggy.
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Posted by Joetx on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:16pm CDT
I really like it, although I have more of a problem w/ the buggy mode than the VTOL mode.

Keep it up, Hasbro. I'll pay for a good retool, but not a mere redeco.
Re: In-Hand Image: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm (1495932)
Posted by MagnusPrimal on June 16th, 2013 @ 8:27pm CDT
I don't even care about the character, but I've got the figure pre-ordered. Looks great!
Sandstorm was a Wrecker in the comics, right?
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