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In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 3:12PM CDT

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Thanks to the vigilant eye of SW's SilverHammer, we have been pointed in the direction of eBay seller lena81822, infamous for getting upcoming Transformers and putting them up on eBay. Today's offering from them? The upcoming Generations Deluxe Windblade! The figure is heavily mistransformed in robot mode, but nonetheless, these are our first in-hand images of the fan-built City Speaker outside of Toy Fair and BotCon coverages. The images have been mirrored below!

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade
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Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587449)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 2nd, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
Oh god, that is a hideous mis-transformation. Otherwise, figure looks great!
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587451)
Posted by ScottyP on July 2nd, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:I'm guessing these guys are NOT gang-molded, given Nemesis isn't half yellow?


Almost definitely not gang-molded given the release of four of the Targetmasters as campaign "microns" recently. I think they learned their lesson on why gang molding isn't smart with the first 10 minicon teams.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587457)
Posted by Breakdown318 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587458)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:00pm CDT
The Ebay seller also had three of four Knights of Unicron, Prime, Jazz and soundwave to be exact
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587459)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:The Ebay seller also had three of four Knights of Unicron, Prime, Jazz and soundwave to be exact


Would you mind if you provided the link in its appropriate thread? I'm currently working on other stories. ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587460)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:The Ebay seller also had three of four Knights of Unicron, Prime, Jazz and soundwave to be exact


Would you mind if you provided the link in its appropriate thread? I'm currently working on other stories. ;)

sorry, I thought that that there was a name game going on since the guy above mentioned the A.o.E Rollbar
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587471)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:43pm CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:Oh god, that is a hideous mis-transformation. Otherwise, figure looks great!


Mis-transformed or not that is by far the ugliest Transformer I've ever seen. The jet mode looks good and I'm floored the sword has a sheath but, it's just ugly.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587475)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 2nd, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
Maybe it's just the excellent art and personality of Sarah Stone's drawing style, but it seems like no medium other than the Windblade comic matches up her design with her personality. Every other one, the toy included, gives her a generic, aloof, detached look that doesn't help her character stand out as an earnest if naive civil servant.
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Posted by KirbyForce1 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 5:18pm CDT
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Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587497)
Posted by Flashpoint_82 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 7:02pm CDT
Hi, I'm new here and from Germany so sorry if my english isn't the best.
To all the people who said ugly Robotmode, I can see that the shoulders of Windblade are not in the right transforming position. I think when it's done the right way it will be look much better. Have nice day.

For this post I had to make an account :x
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587502)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 2nd, 2014 @ 7:12pm CDT
the more i see it the more i hate it, looks like hasbro spent very little time on this in development.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587510)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 2nd, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Madeus Prime wrote:Oh god, that is a hideous mis-transformation. Otherwise, figure looks great!


Mis-transformed or not that is by far the ugliest Transformer I've ever seen. The jet mode looks good and I'm floored the sword has a sheath but, it's just ugly.


I have to disagree with you:

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Shuttershock wrote:Maybe it's just the excellent art and personality of Sarah Stone's drawing style, but it seems like no medium other than the Windblade comic matches up her design with her personality. Every other one, the toy included, gives her a generic, aloof, detached look that doesn't help her character stand out as an earnest if naive civil servant.


This.

I think the body could be a little more petite looking and her features could be less...cold? Sorry, IMHO, Windblade is freaking adorable looking.

Flashpoint_82 wrote:Hi, I'm new here and from Germany so sorry if my english isn't the best.
To all the people who said ugly Robotmode, I can see that the shoulders of Windblade are not in the right transforming position. I think when it's done the right way it will be look much better. Have nice day.

For this post I had to make an account :x


Welcome to the boards! ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587517)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 2nd, 2014 @ 8:10pm CDT
Ouch! And I thought Hasbro's photographers were bad! :lol: :lol:

Anyway, I never noticed the scabbard before. That is a NICE touch for a figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587522)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 8:20pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:the more i see it the more i hate it, looks like hasbro spent very little time on this in development.


I hate to say it but it looks like Hasbro just looked at the poll went across the columns and just went with what was there without anyone thinking; gee, will this work?
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587533)
Posted by dragons on July 2nd, 2014 @ 9:20pm CDT
Looks like few people wont buy her since she is mistransformed.
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Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 2nd, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
On a side note, I'm surprised with all the negative fan outcry, no one's added windblade (and fembots in general at this point) to the Ruined FOREVER page of TFWiki
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Posted by Drift082111 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
I've been wanting to repurpose one of my TFs as Raiden from the video game, Metal Gear Rising and that sword and sheath remind me of Raiden's.
Nonetheless, I cannot wait to obtain a Windblade! : )
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587560)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 2nd, 2014 @ 11:53pm CDT
If this figure is still garbage after release perhaps a 3rd Party can improve where our HasTak friends failed...again. Way to go guys. ;)^ Anyway there had to be the one lousy TF among a bunch of great ones..'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587567)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:25am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:If this figure is still garbage after release perhaps a 3rd Party can improve where our HasTak friends failed...again. Way to go guys. ;)^ Anyway there had to be the one lousy TF among a bunch of great ones..'nuff said! :VEHI:


I just can't wait to see all the repaints and remolds this figure will get, you have to know those are coming since this was a completely new mold and tooling.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587570)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:34am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:If this figure is still garbage after release perhaps a 3rd Party can improve where our HasTak friends failed...again. Way to go guys. ;)^ Anyway there had to be the one lousy TF among a bunch of great ones..'nuff said! :VEHI:


I just can't wait to see all the repaints and remolds this figure will get, you have to know those are coming since this was a completely new mold and tooling.


I'm telling you guys, Hasbro would be complete and total morons if they don't squeeze a Slipstream out of Windblade. It wouldn't be perfect fit, but it would be a hugely missed opportunity if it doesn't happen.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587598)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 8:13am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:On a side note, I'm surprised with all the negative fan outcry, no one's added windblade (and fembots in general at this point) to the Ruined FOREVER page of TFWiki
The hate has died down significantly ever since her comic series began, which has been critically-acclaimed among the fandom. People like Windblade.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587608)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 3rd, 2014 @ 8:56am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:If this figure is still garbage after release perhaps a 3rd Party can improve where our HasTak friends failed...again. Way to go guys. ;)^ Anyway there had to be the one lousy TF among a bunch of great ones..'nuff said! :VEHI:


I just can't wait to see all the repaints and remolds this figure will get, you have to know those are coming since this was a completely new mold and tooling.


I'm telling you guys, Hasbro would be complete and total morons if they don't squeeze a Slipstream out of Windblade. It wouldn't be perfect fit, but it would be a hugely missed opportunity if it doesn't happen.


I foresee Slipstream for sure. Perhaps a TFSS or Convention Exclusive Airrazor?
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587609)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 3rd, 2014 @ 9:03am CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:If this figure is still garbage after release perhaps a 3rd Party can improve where our HasTak friends failed...again. Way to go guys. ;)^ Anyway there had to be the one lousy TF among a bunch of great ones..'nuff said! :VEHI:


I just can't wait to see all the repaints and remolds this figure will get, you have to know those are coming since this was a completely new mold and tooling.


I'm telling you guys, Hasbro would be complete and total morons if they don't squeeze a Slipstream out of Windblade. It wouldn't be perfect fit, but it would be a hugely missed opportunity if it doesn't happen.


I foresee Slipstream for sure. Perhaps a TFSS or Convention Exclusive Airrazor?


Airazor would be great, especially since the turbines on the wings could harken back to her Dawn of Future's Past body:

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Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587677)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
Couldn't they at least TRY to transform it correctly? A 6-year-old could do a better job.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587705)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:If this figure is still garbage after release perhaps a 3rd Party can improve where our HasTak friends failed...again. Way to go guys. ;)^ Anyway there had to be the one lousy TF among a bunch of great ones..'nuff said! :VEHI:


I just can't wait to see all the repaints and remolds this figure will get, you have to know those are coming since this was a completely new mold and tooling.


I'm telling you guys, Hasbro would be complete and total morons if they don't squeeze a Slipstream out of Windblade. It wouldn't be perfect fit, but it would be a hugely missed opportunity if it doesn't happen.


I foresee Slipstream for sure. Perhaps a TFSS or Convention Exclusive Airrazor?


Or Fun Pub could use the mold for Lyzack. She played a role in something they did that i vaguely remember from the transformers wiki, but more importantly she turns into a jet and wields a sword.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1587720)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
Any Airazor the Club does for this figure would probably be a Beast Wars: Uprising version the character since that's the new story that Club is trying to push and focus on now.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1588702)
Posted by paul053 on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:30am CDT
Is there any good reason to pick up Armada Starscream remolded Jhiaxus besides it is being named Jhiaxus? I want an updated Jhiaxus but still don't really like this design.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1588705)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:41am CDT
paul053 wrote:Is there any good reason to pick up Armada Starscream remolded Jhiaxus besides it is being named Jhiaxus? I want an updated Jhiaxus but still don't really like this design.
Aside from the color scheme, it's a fairly accurate representation of the IDW iteration of the character in robot mode, as the wings are on ball joints and can be folded down and back out of the way, and the whole figure can be posed in a "hunched over" position.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1588799)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:49pm CDT
paul053 wrote:Is there any good reason to pick up Armada Starscream remolded Jhiaxus besides it is being named Jhiaxus? I want an updated Jhiaxus but still don't really like this design.


You not buying that one figure could be the loss that causes Hasbro to not make their projected quarterly goals and thus Arcee, Chromia, Windblade, and Cosmos (any future versions) will be canceled never to be made; or not.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1589055)
Posted by paul053 on July 9th, 2014 @ 9:15am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
paul053 wrote:Is there any good reason to pick up Armada Starscream remolded Jhiaxus besides it is being named Jhiaxus? I want an updated Jhiaxus but still don't really like this design.


You not buying that one figure could be the loss that causes Hasbro to not make their projected quarterly goals and thus Arcee, Chromia, Windblade, and Cosmos (any future versions) will be canceled never to be made; or not.

Cosmos is already out. Windblade is in the same wave. :-x Okay, I got what you mean. I buy one Jhiaxus and that will save Hasbro's business. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1589488)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 10th, 2014 @ 12:31pm CDT
paul053 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
paul053 wrote:Is there any good reason to pick up Armada Starscream remolded Jhiaxus besides it is being named Jhiaxus? I want an updated Jhiaxus but still don't really like this design.


You not buying that one figure could be the loss that causes Hasbro to not make their projected quarterly goals and thus Arcee, Chromia, Windblade, and Cosmos (any future versions) will be canceled never to be made; or not.

Cosmos is already out. Windblade is in the same wave. :-x Okay, I got what you mean. I buy one Jhiaxus and that will save Hasbro's business. :lol:


Exactly, the future is in your hands
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592108)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
Our Friends at the Transformers Columbia Facebook page just posted new official Hasbro images of some upcoming Generations deluxe figures. These new images show us how they will look in package and in both Bot and alt modes. With these figures due to be released soon be sure to report your findings at our helpful sightings section here and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


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Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592110)
Posted by Rated X on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:25pm CDT
Arcees got wide hips and a flat chest. Chromia has a large chest but no hips. I guess you cant have it all...
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592112)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:29pm CDT
Does anybody think that Windblade looks a bit mistransformed or does her robot mode look sloppy?
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Posted by mooncake623 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:32pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Does anybody think that Windblade looks a bit mistransformed or does her robot mode look sloppy?



Yep, I feel like that's just how she looks out of the packaging. I'm sure she'l look much better properly transformed.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592114)
Posted by bwDEPTHcharge on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:38pm CDT
After looking at these pics I found that...
Arcee: her secondary "undercolor" is white, right? Well, let's just say there is a minor paint difference between the comic cover art and toy that makes the toy seem a little weird... I just don't want to say it. If you compare heavily you might find it.
Chromia: heavy retool, but must have.
Jihaxus: should be repainted in his origional stoplight colors.
Nightbeat: the art on the comic's cover is a lie. Or is it the figure...
Windblade: looks fine.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592115)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:41pm CDT
If and when I do get my hands on Windblade, she's destined to be reborn as Slipstream.

Not sure how I feel about Arcee. Her head sculpt is very nice, but that back kibble will take a bit of getting used to.

I'm more worried about Chromia's back kibble than anything else. Love the Tron-cycle mode.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:42pm CDT
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I love the illusion that the front wheel isn't connected to the main body of the bike. I've always been fond "floaty" sci-fi designs, especially when it defies all logic. "How does the wheel propel the rest of the bike if it's not even connected to it?" "Because SCIENCE!"

I wonder if there will be an Afterburner repaint? Both modes are a match aside from being female, and I'd be totally OK with an obscure gestalt component swapping genders.
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Posted by megatronus on July 21st, 2014 @ 12:25am CDT
They all look great. Nightbeat looks like a very strong use of that mold. Still would have liked to see use of the RTS Jazz mold, but this will still hit the spot.

Jhiaxus seems the weakest, IMO. The wings look a bit awkward. Hopefully we get something more reflective of the Transformers Legends artwork from a day back or so.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592122)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 21st, 2014 @ 12:26am CDT
bwDEPTHcharge wrote:After looking at these pics I found that...
Arcee: her secondary "undercolor" is white, right? Well, let's just say there is a minor paint difference between the comic cover art and toy that makes the toy seem a little weird... I just don't want to say it. If you compare heavily you might find it.


:shock:

Damn you, bwDEPTHcharge. Damn you straight to the pit.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592143)
Posted by User897 on July 21st, 2014 @ 2:53am CDT
I don't care about any of these toys except Arcee. She has been underutilized for decades and I swore to buy and support the character as long as she of course resembled what I saw on the big screen in 1986. This toy, while tiny, is close so I'm gonna buy it. If I can find it, that is. If Arcee were a Voyager Class or above, she woulda been a homerun.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592144)
Posted by Skywarp64 on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:21am CDT
Is it just me or does Chromia transform into a light cycle?

End of Line, man.
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592149)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 21st, 2014 @ 4:37am CDT
Chromia, Wingblade, and Arcee!
It's good to be a fembot lover nowadays! :x
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 21st, 2014 @ 4:39am CDT
User897 wrote:I don't care about any of these toys except Arcee. She has been underutilized for decades and I swore to buy and support the character as long as she of course resembled what I saw on the big screen in 1986. This toy, while tiny, is close so I'm gonna buy it. If I can find it, that is. If Arcee were a Voyager Class or above, she woulda been a homerun.


For a "voyager" Arcee, I think you should wait for a MP Arcee. Will that ever happen?
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592155)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 21st, 2014 @ 4:54am CDT
I think there is something for most people to look forward to there.

Can anyone tell me how you pronounce "Jihaxus" please? I have never heard is spoken. :-?
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Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:00am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:I think there is something for most people to look forward to there.

Can anyone tell me how you pronounce "Jihaxus" please? I have never heard is spoken. :-?


I believe its gee-axe-us, its based on something Simon furman once said I think
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592158)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:06am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:I think there is something for most people to look forward to there.

Can anyone tell me how you pronounce "Jihaxus" please? I have never heard is spoken. :-?


I believe its gee-axe-us, its based on something Simon furman once said I think


Cool, thanks. I was including the "h".
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592160)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:30am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:I think there is something for most people to look forward to there.

Can anyone tell me how you pronounce "Jihaxus" please? I have never heard is spoken. :-?


I believe its gee-axe-us, its based on something Simon furman once said I think


Cool, thanks. I was including the "h".

I suppose its personal preferences, theres gee-axe-us, which is how I hear most people say, juh-axus, and jacksus, all really the same phonetically, just different inflections
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592167)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 21st, 2014 @ 6:30am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
User897 wrote:I don't care about any of these toys except Arcee. She has been underutilized for decades and I swore to buy and support the character as long as she of course resembled what I saw on the big screen in 1986. This toy, while tiny, is close so I'm gonna buy it. If I can find it, that is. If Arcee were a Voyager Class or above, she woulda been a homerun.


For a "voyager" Arcee, I think you should wait for a MP Arcee. Will that ever happen?


Pretty sure it's just a matter of time. They're Probably just running through the list for more popular G1 characters first.

And seeing as she's got an 80's scifi alt mode and the original toy was designed by HasTak, there's no need at all to worry about licensing.

Ravage XK wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:I think there is something for most people to look forward to there.

Can anyone tell me how you pronounce "Jihaxus" please? I have never heard is spoken. :-?


I believe its gee-axe-us, its based on something Simon furman once said I think


Cool, thanks. I was including the "h".


I think it's spelled "Jhiaxus", not "Jihaxus." :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Generations Deluxe Windblade (1592169)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 6:57am CDT
Anyone want to start placing bets on which of these, like Skids, will never see the light of day in most brick and mortar stores?

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