New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 8:00PM CDT

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Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue!♪ Or, should we say, roar to the rescue? Tonight, we at Seibertron.com are delighted to present the general public new galleries! Tonight's subjects are part of the new "Roar to the Rescue" part of the Rescue Bots assortment, with our newest conscripts being Optimus Primal, Heatwave, and Blades, which were spotted in retail earlier this week. Take a look at the previews of each gallery, and if you like what you see so far, click on any of the images to be redirected to the appropriate gallery.

Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades


Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Heatwave the Rescue Dinobot

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades


Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Blades the Rescue Dinobot

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades
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Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1578538)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 31st, 2014 @ 9:55pm CDT
Very nice galleries, and these look fun! Although I can't say I'm a big fan of the packaging (or lack thereof).

EDIT: One complaint... No pictures of Grimlock riding Optimus Primal? :P that aside, there DOES seeem to be a thing on his beast mode back (right on the robot mode head, actually) where the little human figures they make for the Rescue Bots line are meant to ride.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1578565)
Posted by triKlops on June 1st, 2014 @ 12:54am CDT
Great flicks; I am glad I scooped up Blades and Heatwave when I did.
Got to admit, Grimlock riding this dino mode OP is a pretty awesome idea.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1578668)
Posted by Darkangelstear on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
Heatwave really sucks! We bought him yesterday, took him back today and got little man another one. Got home and opened him up. Broke on the 2nd transformation. Again.. Must be a design defect, that they obviously should have caught but, regardless. Save your self the headache. The Prime is pretty kool though. :BOT:
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1578683)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Darkangelstear wrote:Heatwave really sucks! We bought him yesterday, took him back today and got little man another one. Got home and opened him up. Broke on the 2nd transformation. Again.. Must be a design defect, that they obviously should have caught but, regardless. Save your self the headache. The Prime is pretty kool though. :BOT:


I ordered one online and I'm expecting it soon... Where/how did he break? I'd like to kow what to watch out for.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1578731)
Posted by Darkangelstear on June 1st, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
He's basically a one step Transformation. You Split his head and neck apart and as you pull them all the way down to make his arms his legs come down from the rear underneath the front legs to make up the Bot legs. And then you can flip his tail down.
It has one screw which doesn't help so I can't even open it to see what broke. I handed it to my son, and no lie. 10 seconds later he hands it back to me broken. Twice! And the second time I know he was being extremely careful.
:-? It's really frustrating. :BOT:


Nemesis Primal wrote:
Darkangelstear wrote:Heatwave really sucks! We bought him yesterday, took him back today and got little man another one. Got home and opened him up. Broke on the 2nd transformation. Again.. Must be a design defect, that they obviously should have caught but, regardless. Save your self the headache. The Prime is pretty kool though. :BOT:


I ordered one online and I'm expecting it soon... Where/how did he break? I'd like to kow what to watch out for.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1578743)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 1st, 2014 @ 10:13pm CDT
Thanks for the warning, I'll be careful.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1603198)
Posted by Dderuntz on August 31st, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
It does break a lot.
I figured out the fix, and so it's not so bad.
If your dino doesn't want to close the head, and the feet no longer move when closing the arms...

Last resort:
1. Tilt the head / torso forward (or use button)
2. Close the arms to form the head (now has clearance)
3. Force the legs down to the standing position until you hear a snap.

That should hook the legs back into the head mechanism. Happy camping.
I assume this "break" can happen if you tried to push the legs up with the arms open or something.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697565)
Posted by Va'al on June 12th, 2015 @ 5:09am CDT
Just a couple of days after the online reveal of a new Transformers Rescue Bots toy - or rather, a redeco and retool of Hoist into Optimus Prime - Seibertron.com is happy to present its newest gallery, also coinciding with the release of the season 3 finale this Saturday!

Check out below a sample of the gallery for this Amazon.com exclusive Optimus Toy, click on any image to view the full gallery, and tune in this weeked for the season finale if you're following for your own entertainment or that of the younger bots in your life.

Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime (Tow Truck)

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Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697567)
Posted by RhA on June 12th, 2015 @ 5:24am CDT
Nice!
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697594)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on June 12th, 2015 @ 7:55am CDT
Weird.Of all vehicles,why a tow truck?
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697649)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2015 @ 9:59am CDT
It doesn't even have it's own packaging? Just a baggie? Well that's lame.

I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

It's just so bizarre and random.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697662)
Posted by RhA on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:39am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

Well, there you go.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697663)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:41am CDT
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

Well, there you go.
What, uppercase wasn't enough? Do I have to put the word in bold, italics, and underline it too?
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697669)
Posted by RhA on June 12th, 2015 @ 11:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

Well, there you go.
What, uppercase wasn't enough? Do I have to put the word in bold, italics, and underline it too?

Because?

There's just no better reason.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697670)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2015 @ 11:08am CDT
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

Well, there you go.
What, uppercase wasn't enough? Do I have to put the word in bold, italics, and underline it too?

Because?

There's just no better reason.
And how are they supposed to make decent money off of something they don't advertise to its target audience or sell via an outlet its target audience is known to shop from? This thing has no promotion or recognition outside of the adult collector market.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697671)
Posted by RhA on June 12th, 2015 @ 11:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

Well, there you go.
What, uppercase wasn't enough? Do I have to put the word in bold, italics, and underline it too?

Because?

There's just no better reason.
And how are they supposed to make decent money off of something they don't advertise to its target audience or sell via an outlet its target audience is known to shop from? This thing has no promotion or recognition outside of the adult collector market.

Maybe they just went ahead and assumed Prime will sell, no matter what? Ask Hasbro in a few months and I'm guessing they made a profit on this guy. I honestly believe no toy is produced for any other reason than money.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697672)
Posted by Seibertron on June 12th, 2015 @ 11:27am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really don't get why they even made this (BESIDES "more toys = more $$$").

Well, there you go.
What, uppercase wasn't enough? Do I have to put the word in bold, italics, and underline it too?

Because?

There's just no better reason.
And how are they supposed to make decent money off of something they don't advertise to its target audience or sell via an outlet its target audience is known to shop from? This thing has no promotion or recognition outside of the adult collector market.


First and foremost, nothing wrong with making money. When it comes to anything business related, that should be the first objective to overcome and then everything else follows suit.

Second, if it had been any other character than Optimus Prime or Bumblebee (or any of the main Rescue Bots characters in this specific case), I would agree with your statement. However, in this case, all parents are searching for is "Rescue Bots" and the character name. This toy will come up, parents will see it's a Rescue Bots toy and an Optimus Prime toy for a reasonable price, and they'll buy it ... especially at Christmas time.

Even though I've had the Seibertron.com Store running for 6 years now, I'm still amazed and continue to under estimate how many Optimus Prime and Bumblebee toys my store sells. This is in spite of the collector in me who continues to think that Hasbro makes too many of both of those characters. Yet, I look at my store's sales records and it seems that I don't keep enough Bumblebees and Optimus Primes in stock, especially at Christmas time.
Re: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Electronic Optimus Primal, Dinobots Heatwave and Blades (1697723)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 12th, 2015 @ 2:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It's just so bizarre and random.


As far as I'm concerned, that's the source of its appeal.
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