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New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images!

Transformers News: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images!

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 8:49AM CST

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A member of AcToys.net has posted new images of the upcoming Transformers Universe Ultras Darkwind and Autobot Countdown.
These images confirm the rumour of them being store exclusives as they both have a "only at ToysRus" sticker.
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Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853323)
Posted by Riotflea on December 20th, 2008 @ 9:06am CST
Darkwind turned out pretty awesome-lookin'.
Though I admit that's a pretty versatile mold for repaints.

Countdown... eh... not so much. Looks like a bunch of building blocks somewhat.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853330)
Posted by dragons on December 20th, 2008 @ 9:19am CST
all right toys rus exclusives whooo have nothing against target my only complaint i live far away from target toysrus is closer for me any news about the combiner energon series exclusives.?
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853351)
Posted by Swiftpaw on December 20th, 2008 @ 10:01am CST
I might have to grab Countdown, because the 'micromasters as normal TFs' Classics/Universe has going amuses me. And the recolor, much like Dropshot and Roadbuster, looks better than the original Cybertron figures to me.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853357)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on December 20th, 2008 @ 10:07am CST
thank f**k their not botcon exclusives, toys r us in england may not get them but some kind sellers on ebay will :D

the war goes on
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853362)
Posted by nemesis-prime on December 20th, 2008 @ 10:19am CST
i will get countdown i dont need a repaint of silverbolt
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853366)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on December 20th, 2008 @ 10:28am CST
I think Darkwing is a must have for me, since I have Botcon Dreadwind.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853379)
Posted by Foallen on December 20th, 2008 @ 11:03am CST
I think I'll get the Silverbolt repaint. I passed on Silverbolt and this repaint is fairly nice. I'm trying to mostly stick to Decepticons these days in an attempt to cut back; I'm just totally running out of room and I prefer the look of the Decepticons anyway.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853404)
Posted by First-Aid on December 20th, 2008 @ 11:52am CST
Afraid I don't like the colors on Darkwind...gotta get COuntdown though...awesome...
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853421)
Posted by omega666 on December 20th, 2008 @ 12:39pm CST
Myabe on the Countdown so that I can repiant him. Pass on Darkwind.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853431)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on December 20th, 2008 @ 1:03pm CST
Darkwing will be mine.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853447)
Posted by Mkall on December 20th, 2008 @ 1:47pm CST
I'll be getting both as soon as I see them!
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853460)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 20th, 2008 @ 1:57pm CST
And the name confusion is complete, now we have every combination possible:

Dreadwind & Dreadwing
Darkwing & Darkwind

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Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853468)
Posted by The Chronic on December 20th, 2008 @ 2:03pm CST
Darkwing is good but I would have preffered they repainted red alert as DoubleDealer

still waiting for them to do Onslought as Hardhead, though he would need remoulding
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853511)
Posted by Hard Hacker on December 20th, 2008 @ 3:18pm CST
Damn. Only Toys 'R' Us? Such awesome needs to be mainline, not exclusive.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853518)
Posted by Craven Knight on December 20th, 2008 @ 3:32pm CST
Darkwind is nice in bot mode but I don't have Dreadwing so I may not get him.

Kinda hoping there's a Henkei Dreadwing.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853537)
Posted by TCJJ on December 20th, 2008 @ 4:04pm CST
Well, New Zealand usually gets some Toys 'R' Us exclusives into Toy World (both of whom are probably linked) so I might have a chance of getting these cheap but either way, they're mine. But Darkwind? What kind of retards work at Hasbro?

Darkwing and Dreadwind combine to form Dreadwing. Darkwind is nobody. Botcon Darkwing... This should have been Dreadwind. I could understand if it was copyright but... wtf........ At least call him Dreadwing and say for some weird reason that some random Dreadwind and the Botcon Darkwing have some how randomly been melted down into this mold. I don't know but Darkwind makes NO SENSE!
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853545)
Posted by Sledge on December 20th, 2008 @ 4:19pm CST
As this is clearly Darkwing, I'm not sure how calling it Dreadwing would have been an improvement on Darkwind. "Look, there's Dreadwing and Dreadwind!"
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853565)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 20th, 2008 @ 5:07pm CST
They look great.

I like repaints. They make my heart feel good.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853575)
Posted by Stockade on December 20th, 2008 @ 6:01pm CST
Me likey! Now need a damn release date for these guys!!! anyone or anybody??
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853597)
Posted by Firebird on December 20th, 2008 @ 6:53pm CST
I will be buying both of these.

But is Countdown Voyager or Ultra class?
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853598)
Posted by nemesis-prime on December 20th, 2008 @ 6:57pm CST
Firebird wrote:I will be buying both of these.

But is Countdown Voyager or Ultra class?


countdown has to be ultra scale since its a repaint of ultra cybertron red alert
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853601)
Posted by Stormrider on December 20th, 2008 @ 6:59pm CST
TCJJ wrote:Well, New Zealand usually gets some Toys 'R' Us exclusives into Toy World (both of whom are probably linked) so I might have a chance of getting these cheap but either way, they're mine. But Darkwind? What kind of retards work at Hasbro?

Darkwing and Dreadwind combine to form Dreadwing. Darkwind is nobody. Botcon Darkwing... This should have been Dreadwind. I could understand if it was copyright but... wtf........ At least call him Dreadwing and say for some weird reason that some random Dreadwind and the Botcon Darkwing have some how randomly been melted down into this mold. I don't know but Darkwind makes NO SENSE!



I think there is some confusion with the names. The Botcon exclusive was Dreadwind. http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=10457&f_cat=7&f_keyword=dreadwind&f_year=

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This new repainted figure should have been Darkwing. No melting or merging necessary. Now, I would like to see someone kitbash these two and form Dreadwing.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853603)
Posted by Firebird on December 20th, 2008 @ 7:01pm CST
nemesis-prime wrote:
Firebird wrote:I will be buying both of these.

But is Countdown Voyager or Ultra class?


countdown has to be ultra scale since its a repaint of ultra cybertron red alert


Thanks, I never had Cybertron Red Alert. :D
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853604)
Posted by nemesis-prime on December 20th, 2008 @ 7:03pm CST
i didnt either i like the colors of countdown beter
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853635)
Posted by Kibble on December 20th, 2008 @ 7:57pm CST
TCJJ wrote:But Darkwind? What kind of retards work at Hasbro?

Darkwing and Dreadwind combine to form Dreadwing. Darkwind is nobody. Botcon Darkwing... This should have been Dreadwind. I could understand if it was copyright but... wtf........ At least call him Dreadwing and say for some weird reason that some random Dreadwind and the Botcon Darkwing have some how randomly been melted down into this mold. I don't know but Darkwind makes NO SENSE!


Sounds kinda like a fart....
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853681)
Posted by MagnusPrimal on December 20th, 2008 @ 10:41pm CST
Darkwing/Darkwind looks great. Bought.

Countdown is a possibility.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853688)
Posted by typh0id on December 20th, 2008 @ 11:01pm CST
I don't think Darkwind looks bad per se...But I really can't stand that mold...


Countdown, however, I think is an absolutely brilliant use of that mold...I'm sold...
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853705)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 20th, 2008 @ 11:54pm CST
Darkwind is a pass for me. Wasn't too impressed with this mold to begin with.

Happy to see the CD Red Alert getting this repaint though. It's actually better than the original. Disappointed that this is a TRU-exclusive, though. Wal-Mart or Target would have been preferable to me.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853713)
Posted by Nickolai on December 21st, 2008 @ 12:42am CST
Rofl, Darkwind's bio is hilarious. He's EMO-CON.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853729)
Posted by DMSL on December 21st, 2008 @ 2:50am CST
I hate repaints so big pass for me.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853931)
Posted by frogbat on December 21st, 2008 @ 2:54pm CST
i don't like repaints either especially when they're this size (i can put up with voyagers such as the seekers and some autobots...) especially when it purports to be a very expensive year what with 3 separate lines of tfs, reissues and MP grimlock coming out.

i must admit that the colour schemes are pretty good and countdown is an interesting choice (and the box art robot is excellent). Was wondering if they'd use that mould for a g1 doubledealer homage.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (853983)
Posted by nemesis-prime on December 21st, 2008 @ 4:54pm CST
already auctions for countdown and darkwing on ebay
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (854042)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on December 21st, 2008 @ 7:12pm CST
Is that Countdown mold any good???
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (854136)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 21st, 2008 @ 11:01pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:Is that Countdown mold any good???

I think so. It's a repaint of Cybertron CD Red Alert. Not sorry I passed on it when that figure was out; this deco's much better IMO.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (854149)
Posted by Mkall on December 21st, 2008 @ 11:49pm CST
ShGarland_1383 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:Is that Countdown mold any good???

I think so. It's a repaint of Cybertron CD Red Alert. Not sorry I passed on it when that figure was out; this deco's much better IMO.

Aye, the first CD Red Alert looked like the standard Red Alert with a big missile. I get a Russian Cosmonaut feel when I look at this guy.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (862056)
Posted by Stormrider on January 6th, 2009 @ 1:12am CST
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (862092)
Posted by waaaaghlord on January 6th, 2009 @ 4:14am CST
As far as the naming goes it has formerly been theorised that there may be problems using 'Darkwing' due to the Disney character Darkwing Duck. Personally I'm not at all concerned with the name on the box. It's obviously Darkwing and for anyone who grew up on the latter half of the Marvel comics having Dreadwind and Darkwing on their Classics shelf is a must.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (862128)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 6th, 2009 @ 7:29am CST
I, personally am happy they are not in the mainline. They would make good shelfwarmers (not as good as the movie voyager repaints, though...)

I have the original Darkwing and Dreadwind, these repaints are not even close to them in awesomeness. (those two could really use a reissue)
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (862146)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 6th, 2009 @ 9:06am CST
I can't wait to get my hands on Countdown. It's an awesome mold, and unfortunately I didn't start collecting until after the Cybertron line was gone.

I'll pass on Darkwind, though. Although his color scheme looks great in bot mode, I think it's ugly in jet mode, and I don't like the fact that it's basically a robot stuck to the bottom of a jet, rather than a jet that transforms into a robot. It was worth the $10 I paid for the original when he was on clearance, but it's not worth $26 for a repaint.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (865473)
Posted by Stormrider on January 12th, 2009 @ 1:26am CST
Any more word on when these will be release? It's funny that we saw packages a momth ago without a release date.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (865485)
Posted by 8 bit on January 12th, 2009 @ 2:40am CST
Stormrider wrote:Any more word on when these will be release? It's funny that we saw packages a momth ago without a release date.

BBTS has wave 6 scheduled for March, but since these are exclusives, I don't know if they'll follow that pattern. I'm guessing Feb or March sometime, they aren't listed on TRU's website yet.
Re: New TF Universe Darkwind and Countdown in box images! (865650)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on January 12th, 2009 @ 11:57am CST
These are a big fat pass for me personally. Altho, the silverbolt re~paint would be sweet with a head swap. Hmmmm......lol.
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