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New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 6:06PM CDT

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Courtesy of Transformers.com we have some new images and bios for the upcoming Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer. The images feature the figures in all their respective modes and give us a look at them in their packaging. Check out the images and bios below.


Decepticon Doubledealer doesn't really care whom he works for, as long as they can pay his fee. And pay they do. The amount of firepower he carries more than makes up for the fact that he's totally untrustworthy. He carries enough explosive power with him to shatter mountains to dust, and for that both the Autobots and the Decepticons are willing to pay dearly, handing over crates full of Energon chips in exchange for a single battle's worth of services.

This Decepticon warrior is a 3-in-1 changer and he's out to make triple trouble for any Autobot or Decepticon that gets in his way! Convert him from robot mode to tank mode when the battle calls for some major firepower. But he can take the fight to the skies when you convert him to jet mode! He'll pummel any enemy with his launching missile whether he's in jet or tank mode. Keep converting him from one mode to another so his enemies can't keep up with him!

Includes figure and missile.

Series 02 #004 Decepticon Doubledealer


Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Rhinox is rare among robots. He has a brilliant scientific mind, as well as a deep philosophical curiosity about the nature of the universe around him. He is astoundingly strong - able to hold his own against even the most powerful opponents. He is friendly, good-natured and charismatic, with a fine strategic mind that would make him an ideal leader for the Maximals forces if they didn't already have one. What's more, he carries one of the most powerful weapons of any Maximals in the form of the twin Gatling Guns of Doom, which pump out a Predacon-shredding storm of hot lead.

This is one Predacon-pounding warrior who's got the weaponry to whoop up on anyone! Convert your Rhinox figure from robot mode to rhino mode when the battle calls for some major beast strength. He'll unleash a storm of ammo at any enemy with his twin spinning Gatling guns in robot mode! Keep converting him back and forth so his enemies can't keep up with him!

Includes figure.

Series 02 #005 Rhinox


Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer

Transformers News: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer
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Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527002)
Posted by Slashercon on October 30th, 2013 @ 6:46pm CDT
The biggest smile came upon my face when I saw the Maximal insignia on the packaging. :D :grin:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527004)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 30th, 2013 @ 7:00pm CDT
Slashercon wrote:The biggest smile came upon my face when I saw the Maximal insignia on the packaging. :D :grin:

*Glances back up* Oh, OH! That is a welcome surprise. :D
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527007)
Posted by craggy on October 30th, 2013 @ 7:26pm CDT
I know we've seen Dealer before, but he's still a major letdown considering the retool that Springer got into Sandstorm, and also considering he's not flippin' Flywheels.

Rhinox looks bloomin' marvellous!
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527009)
Posted by First-Aid on October 30th, 2013 @ 7:55pm CDT
The Rhinox is just effing epic. There better not be any old ladies between me and this figure...
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527013)
Posted by STngAR on October 30th, 2013 @ 8:43pm CDT
Alot of Beast War love would make this Transformer fan very happy

:MAXIMAL:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527014)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 30th, 2013 @ 8:58pm CDT
I'll stick with my G1 Doubledealer. He's WAY cooler than this repaint. Especially in bird mode.

Rinox is proper Beast Wars done right. Not interested but it's a great looking figure. Will be interested in seeing a review.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527019)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 30th, 2013 @ 9:18pm CDT
Anyone else notice the artwork for both look a little different than what we're used to seeing with Springer, Blitzwing, and Sandstorm?

I ought to make Sandstorm my next priority, since Doubledealer's going to need a nemesis.

Anyone have an estimate of when they're being released? I'm going to make the guess of December to coincide with the holidays.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527022)
Posted by EagleBot13 on October 30th, 2013 @ 9:31pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Anyone else notice the artwork for both look a little different than what we're used to seeing with Springer, Blitzwing, and Sandstorm?

I ought to make Sandstorm my next priority, since Doubledealer's going to need a nemesis.

Anyone have an estimate of when they're being released? I'm going to make the guess of December to coincide with the holidays.


I believe it is supposed to be November. When in November I have no idea, but it better be early so I can get my hand on that Rhinox.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527025)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 30th, 2013 @ 9:32pm CDT
Most likely Late November, that's what the majority of Preorders say anyway.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527026)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 30th, 2013 @ 9:33pm CDT
Does he retain the face switch gimmick? (Double dealer I mean)
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527027)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 30th, 2013 @ 9:34pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Does he retain the face switch gimmick? (Double dealer I mean)


Oh, God, I would hope not. It doesn't appear that way, though.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527030)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:05pm CDT
my god i cant wait to get these two. :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527031)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:08pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Does he retain the face switch gimmick? (Double dealer I mean)


Oh, God, I would hope not. It doesn't appear that way, though.


no he does not. there is a video review of him some where in the news here on seibertron. too lazy to go and find it. and annother reason why doubledealer is awesome is he has red light piping. :DANCE:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527032)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:10pm CDT
Doubledealer is one of my favorite characters but i dont like the blitzwing mold at all, its a shame he didnt get his own mold. Rhinox i planed on getting since i first saw pictures of him & that hasnt changed, only thing that would stop me is if the price on voyagers goes up again.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527035)
Posted by xyl360 on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:21pm CDT
Slashercon wrote:The biggest smile came upon my face when I saw the Maximal insignia on the packaging. :D :grin:

Yes, absolutely this ^

Maximals forever!!!! :D
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527042)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:47pm CDT
Doubledealer is a shelf-warmer, if I've ever seen one. It's unfortunate that Hasbro doesn't bother reading the boards or taking accurate sell statistics: the general consensus seems to be that Blitzwing is a bad mold. I don't have any problems with it, but everyone else sure has plenty to say! :-?

Next to... Rhinox. He's going to sell out pretty fast. The scalpers will poach the f*ck out of him, he's got rhino appeal to casuals, and then there's the collector fan-stalgia for BW.

Ehhhh, Doubledealer I could take or leave, but Rhinox deserves multiple purchases... so hopefully Hasbro has the FORESIGHT to stock the waves as 3 Rhinoxes per 1 Double... but ooooooh, how I doubt that! :lol: :BANG_HEAD:

I expect to see shelves full of Doubledealers well into New Years... which would be a shame, as shelf-warmers hurt the biz. :sad:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527046)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:56pm CDT
I don't think that people dislike Blitzwing in general; they dislike the faults that Hasbro seems to disregard. I personally like Blitzwing, it's just that the mold needs more refinement, such as fixing the shoulder issue.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527049)
Posted by xyl360 on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:02pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I don't think that people dislike Blitzwing in general; they dislike the faults that Hasbro seems to disregard. I personally like Blitzwing, it's just that the mold needs more refinement, such as fixing the shoulder issue.

Yeah, agreed. I really really like Blitzwing, even more than Springer honestly. He's big, beefy and very G1 style. I even figured out a way to wedge the top bits of his shoulders into his chest rather than using the bits that are supposed to (but don't) clip in to hold his shoulders/arms in place and he looks good and is perfectly functional (I can rotate his arms 360 degrees without the shoulders popping out of place). Mine is the Takara version, but I'm sure the same could be done with the Hasbro version.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527051)
Posted by Mkall on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
Rhinox's unpainted chainguns aren't bothering anyone else? Seriously?

Hasbro, you were so close to making the most perfect Rhinox, but then you left his chainguns unpainted...
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527053)
Posted by xyl360 on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Rhinox's unpainted chainguns aren't bothering anyone else? Seriously?

Hasbro, you were so close to making the most perfect Rhinox, but then you left his chainguns unpainted...

Hehe, that's one of the reasons I'm getting Takara's version. I'm actually getting both, but that's primarily because I want to do what I can to convince both companies that a Beast Wars revival is a good idea ;).
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527055)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CDT
Wait a sec. That Rhinox is a LOT lighter brown than what previous images and cons have shown. :-?
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527057)
Posted by xyl360 on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Wait a sec. That Rhinox is a LOT lighter brown than what previous images and cons have shown. :-?

That's likely because the samples they use for press releases, "official images" and shows are usually hand painted ;).

False advertising IMO, but whatever, it's how they do things these days and no one seems to mind (one of the reasons I have a lot more respect for Takara, because their figures in hand usually look BETTER than all of their promo/package images, while it is quite the opposite with Hasbro).
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527059)
Posted by Mkall on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:27pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Mkall wrote:Rhinox's unpainted chainguns aren't bothering anyone else? Seriously?

Hasbro, you were so close to making the most perfect Rhinox, but then you left his chainguns unpainted...

Hehe, that's one of the reasons I'm getting Takara's version. I'm actually getting both, but that's primarily because I want to do what I can to convince both companies that a Beast Wars revival is a good idea ;).

I'm not 100% sold on Takara's either because it looks like Rhinox's rhino skin is metallic.

I think I'm going to hold out hope for reprolabels on this.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527060)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:31pm CDT
And now I'm gonna need to wait and see in hand comparisons between the Hasbro and Takara Rhinoxes, since before I was sold on Takaras but now I'm torn since Hasbro's is lighter than before. :-?
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527064)
Posted by xyl360 on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:45pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Mkall wrote:Rhinox's unpainted chainguns aren't bothering anyone else? Seriously?

Hasbro, you were so close to making the most perfect Rhinox, but then you left his chainguns unpainted...

Hehe, that's one of the reasons I'm getting Takara's version. I'm actually getting both, but that's primarily because I want to do what I can to convince both companies that a Beast Wars revival is a good idea ;).

I'm not 100% sold on Takara's either because it looks like Rhinox's rhino skin is metallic.

I think I'm going to hold out hope for reprolabels on this.

Silver paint is cheap my friend, and those bits would not be hard to paint :).
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527067)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:06am CDT
Doesn't anyone else think that a lighter Rhinox is just cheaper to make? I see Hasbro skimp a lot on pigmentation in plastic - their idea of "gray" is abysmally depressing and devoid of color. I suppose that's what "gray" is... but I think Hasbro-gray used to pop more. I see Hasblow Rhinox being dull as a matter of reducing expense.

Nonetheless, I'd probably try to correct the mistake with paint rather than resort to Takara prices! :roll: I still enjoy the affordability of Hasbro toys over Takara. :APPLAUSE:

xyl360 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I don't think that people dislike Blitzwing in general; they dislike the faults that Hasbro seems to disregard. I personally like Blitzwing, it's just that the mold needs more refinement, such as fixing the shoulder issue.

Yeah, agreed. I really really like Blitzwing, even more than Springer honestly. He's big, beefy and very G1 style. I even figured out a way to wedge the top bits of his shoulders into his chest rather than using the bits that are supposed to (but don't) clip in to hold his shoulders/arms in place and he looks good and is perfectly functional (I can rotate his arms 360 degrees without the shoulders popping out of place). Mine is the Takara version, but I'm sure the same could be done with the Hasbro version.


I'm shocked you guys aren't dripping with venomous hate for Blitzwing. Personally, I was excited to see him in stores. The imperfections are minor, IMO, compared to the wait of seeing a proper Blitzwing appear on shelves again. I understand he should have been more PERFECT, but he's a VOYAGER! He triple changes! Sometimes, I fear that fan complaints serve only to derail a good direction for the toys - at least, I wish people expressed their disregard for Blitz like you two: with reverence and appreciation overall. :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527069)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:09am CDT
xyl360 wrote:Silver paint is cheap my friend, and those bits would not be hard to paint :).


That's what I was thinking... :lol: But when he suggested Repro labels (and no insult intended here), I was honestly interested in how one would sticker the chains! :lol: I like to keep an open mind, so if we can sticker that somovabich, let's do it! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527071)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:23am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Silver paint is cheap my friend, and those bits would not be hard to paint :).


That's what I was thinking... :lol: But when he suggested Repro labels (and no insult intended here), I was honestly interested in how one would sticker the chains! :lol: I like to keep an open mind, so if we can sticker that somovabich, let's do it! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:


Well I would think if reprolabels, hypothetically, made a Rhinox kit that had chain stickers, it would be like those vinyl stickers that you use a hairdryer to make it shape around the plastic.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527077)
Posted by TimothyR on October 31st, 2013 @ 1:27am CDT
looks like i'm going to have to pick up the takara version of rhinox.

i really wish they'd just be the same damn toy. oh well.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527092)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 31st, 2013 @ 3:20am CDT
Mmm... Rhinox... Mmm... plasticky goodness...
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527093)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 31st, 2013 @ 3:33am CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I don't think that people dislike Blitzwing in general; they dislike the faults that Hasbro seems to disregard. I personally like Blitzwing, it's just that the mold needs more refinement, such as fixing the shoulder issue.

Yeah, agreed. I really really like Blitzwing, even more than Springer honestly. He's big, beefy and very G1 style. I even figured out a way to wedge the top bits of his shoulders into his chest rather than using the bits that are supposed to (but don't) clip in to hold his shoulders/arms in place and he looks good and is perfectly functional (I can rotate his arms 360 degrees without the shoulders popping out of place). Mine is the Takara version, but I'm sure the same could be done with the Hasbro version.



How'd you fix it kimosabe? I also have the Tomy version and it really distracts me (the d@mn shoulder issue) on how awesome this mold should have been. Btw Dealer is also a fave of mine, despite being brick (the G1 version), he was quite advance for his time.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527094)
Posted by g1grimlock on October 31st, 2013 @ 3:46am CDT
Everything looks amazing! Finally Rhinox gets the perfect toy he deserves! (Looks at Beastwars checklist) hopefully one day we'll get you Silverbolt oooonnne daaay..
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527114)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on October 31st, 2013 @ 8:44am CDT
xyl360 wrote:Hehe, that's one of the reasons I'm getting Takara's version. I'm actually getting both, but that's primarily because I want to do what I can to convince both companies that a Beast Wars revival is a good idea ;).


I'm down with a Beast Wars revival. I could use a period of there being nothing I want to buy from TFs so I can catch up on Kyoryuger and gaming releases. ;)
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527169)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:40pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Well I would think if reprolabels, hypothetically, made a Rhinox kit that had chain stickers, it would be like those vinyl stickers that you use a hairdryer to make it shape around the plastic.

Intriguing. :-B I've never seen stickers like that, nor have experience with the ease of such applications... but it'd be interesting to see. Still, you have to wonder if some cheap silver paint would be, overall, simpler. :roll: But hair dryers to apply vinyl stickers....??? :shock: I feel like I missed some good opportunities in the past from lack of such knowledge...
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527176)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:53pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Well I would think if reprolabels, hypothetically, made a Rhinox kit that had chain stickers, it would be like those vinyl stickers that you use a hairdryer to make it shape around the plastic.

Intriguing. :-B I've never seen stickers like that, nor have experience with the ease of such applications... but it'd be interesting to see. Still, you have to wonder if some cheap silver paint would be, overall, simpler. :roll: But hair dryers to apply vinyl stickers....??? :shock: I feel like I missed some good opportunities in the past from lack of such knowledge...

You get the hairdryer to warm the vinyl stickers, the sticker start to shape around the plastic as its actually melting a bit, then you take a toothpick to get the small details
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527233)
Posted by xyl360 on October 31st, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I don't think that people dislike Blitzwing in general; they dislike the faults that Hasbro seems to disregard. I personally like Blitzwing, it's just that the mold needs more refinement, such as fixing the shoulder issue.

Yeah, agreed. I really really like Blitzwing, even more than Springer honestly. He's big, beefy and very G1 style. I even figured out a way to wedge the top bits of his shoulders into his chest rather than using the bits that are supposed to (but don't) clip in to hold his shoulders/arms in place and he looks good and is perfectly functional (I can rotate his arms 360 degrees without the shoulders popping out of place). Mine is the Takara version, but I'm sure the same could be done with the Hasbro version.



How'd you fix it kimosabe? I also have the Tomy version and it really distracts me (the d@mn shoulder issue) on how awesome this mold should have been. Btw Dealer is also a fave of mine, despite being brick (the G1 version), he was quite advance for his time.

You basically slightly flex out on the bits that are supposed to form the tops of his shoulders so that you can slide them in sideways, wedging them against the inside of his chest piece. I hope that makes sense :P. I'd take a pic but I don't have a camera at the moment.
Re: New Images Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyagers Rhinox and Doubledealer (1527261)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 31st, 2013 @ 6:03pm CDT
Flex and slide. Got it.
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