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Transformers News: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 4:23PM CST

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Thanks to Entertainment Earth we have a look at Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee, plus the the line's packaging. We got our first look at these new figures late last month when Smyths Toy Store posted official images of Optimus Prime and Heatwave. Check out the new image and wave details below:


Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Figures Wave 1 Set:
Welcome the Rescue Bots!
These Transformers are here to save the day!
Set includes Heatwave, Rescan Optimus, and Rescan Bumblebee.
There aren't any Decepticons around, so it's time for the Rescue Bots to save the day. Under the command of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, this crack squad of robots is here to help save the world and give kids great big chunky transforming toys to play with! They measure about 6 1/2-inches tall in robot form. Ages 3 to 7.

This Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Figures Wave 1 Set contains 3 individually packaged Transformers toys (subject to change):
1x Heatwave
1x Rescan Optimus
1x Rescan Bumblebee

Age: 3 - 7
Size: 6 1/2-inches tall



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Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1540633)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 9th, 2014 @ 4:36pm CST
I wonder if these new vehicular modes will be in the second season? :-?
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1540636)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 9th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CST
Bee as a motorcycle, huh? That's new.

PrymeStriker wrote:I wonder if these new vehicular modes will be in the second season? :-?
If not, then I don't need/want'em.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1540650)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 9th, 2014 @ 5:50pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Bee as a motorcycle, huh? That's new.

PrymeStriker wrote:I wonder if these new vehicular modes will be in the second season? :-?
If not, then I don't need/want'em.
I'm with you on the other two, but have we ever had a Bumblebike before? (Besides actual bicycles with Bumblebees on them) To me, he has potential as a Junkion Bay fanboy.

And, not surprisingly, he transforms an awful lot like Armada Sureshock. Maybe this will end up being confirmed as Bumblebee's sister when it gets a Japanese release? Oh, what fun havoc Rescue Bots could still wreak on Aligned Continuity before it's done...
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1540797)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:33am CST
Why in the world did they pick Optimus and Bumblebee as two of the three in wave one? Why not try picking the bots that are actually featured in the show? I could see one out of three, but this is silly. Wave one should be Blades, Boulder, or Chase replacing either Optimus or Bumblebee.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1540849)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:33am CST
shockblast2 wrote:Why in the world did they pick Optimus and Bumblebee as two of the three in wave one? Why not try picking the bots that are actually featured in the show?


Optimus & Bumblebee are featured in the show.

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Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543218)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CST
OMG, DINOSAUR RESCUE BOTS!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

Look at the "Fantasy scene" image in the upper-left on the back of the packaging:

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This image comes from 2chan, BTW.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543222)
Posted by El Duque on January 19th, 2014 @ 6:34pm CST
Thanks to Seibertron.com member Sabrblade for pointing out this recent posting over on 2Chan, an image of the cardback for the upcoming Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Heatwave figure. In addition to giving us a good look at Heatwave's new fireboat alt mode, the fantasy scene reveals some really interesting characters. There appear to be three dinosaur Transformers! All three appear to have vehicle modes, the most obvious being the brontosaurus who transforms into a firetruck. There's also a yellow triceratops and red/blue tyrannosaurus. It's likely that Hasbro will be pushing as much dino-themed merchandise as they can to ride the hype wave the Transformers: Age of Extinction Dinobots will almost certainly generate.

Could these possibly be new characters that we will see in the long waited Transformers: Rescue Bots season two. Check em out below.

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Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543225)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CST
Look closely and we see that Cody is operating the Brachiosaurus' water cannon.

And, is that a T-Rex with devil horns?! And in Optimus's color scheme?! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543227)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 19th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CST
Oh yeah, they're probably trying to directly compete with VTech's Switch & Go Dinos, which have been out for a year or two already.

And with a big Dinobot-centric movie out this summer to remind everyone that they've been doing transforming dinosaur robots for almost 3 decades now, the timing makes it look more like VTech ripped Transformers off, even though they've never really done a team of toddler-friendly dinosaurs with vehicle alts before.

Clever girl, Hasbro. Clever.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543237)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 19th, 2014 @ 7:36pm CST
Well, I guess we can thank Matt Tieger and Fall of Cybertron for saving the Dinobots. Without them, we wouldn't be getting goodies such as this coming down the pipe.

Sabrblade wrote:And, is that a T-Rex with devil horns?! And in Optimus's color scheme?! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:


Huh, so it is.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543246)
Posted by Flashwave on January 19th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CST
Pressing qwuestion: Is the orange and white flying jet the same re-imagining that turned Heatwave into a boat Being applied to Blades?
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543249)
Posted by TFU2014 on January 19th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CST
If you look closely Chase has almost spine-like police lights. This is a possibility that they may be making the Rescue-Bots dinbots. As well as the Optimus-Colored dino this very well may be Optimus himself. Bumblebee looks different too the left hand seems to be a claw. That Broncheosuarus (<sorry if I spelled that wrong) with Heatwaves color scheme may br Heatwave also. you can also see the water coming out his mouth..... Heatwave=Firetruck=Waterhose=Broncheo's Mouth???????????????????????
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543251)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CST
Flashwave wrote:Pressing qwuestion: Is the orange and white flying jet the same re-imagining that turned Heatwave into a boat Being applied to Blades?
Oh man, if true, then I feel sorry for the guy. It took him a while to get used to just flying, but not fast flying. :lol:
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543253)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 19th, 2014 @ 7:55pm CST
I'm guessing they're matching Dinobot buddies? Or do the Rescue Bots turn into dinosaurs now? Chase seems to have stegosaurus plates on his back, suggesting he turns into one, and there aren't any "doubles" (no 'regular' Heatwave, Boulder, OP), but then Blades is apparently a jet, so I'm not too sure. Dunno if Rescue Bots can handle 3 modes; suppose they could each have 2 new toys...
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543266)
Posted by Flashwave on January 19th, 2014 @ 8:36pm CST
Originally, I thought Chase had the same kind of door wings going as Prime Smokescreen instead of dino pates and so wrote him off, but if you look at his wrists, obvious dino feet. The triceratops thingy has treads in its forelegs, I wonder if that'sBoulder?
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543302)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 19th, 2014 @ 9:50pm CST
I see 3 Dinosaurs there. That´s pretty cool.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543318)
Posted by harvester on January 19th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CST
The Bumblebee on the bottom left looks like his alt mode is now a motorcycle? Looks almost like animated Prowl. Hard to see because of the light glare. I wonder if on purpose ;)
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543319)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 10:18pm CST
harvester wrote:The Bumblebee on the bottom left looks like his alt mode is now a motorcycle? Looks almost like animated Prowl. Hard to see because of the light glare. I wonder if on purpose ;)
El Duque wrote:Thanks to Entertainment Earth we a look at Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee, plus the the line's packaging. We got our first look at these new figures late last month when Smyths Toy Store posted official images of Optimus Prime and Heatwave. Check out the new image and wave details below:


Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Figures Wave 1 Set:
Welcome the Rescue Bots!
These Transformers are here to save the day!
Set includes Heatwave, Rescan Optimus, and Rescan Bumblebee.
There aren't any Decepticons around, so it's time for the Rescue Bots to save the day. Under the command of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, this crack squad of robots is here to help save the world and give kids great big chunky transforming toys to play with! They measure about 6 1/2-inches tall in robot form. Ages 3 to 7.

This Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Figures Wave 1 Set contains 3 individually packaged Transformers toys (subject to change):
1x Heatwave
1x Rescan Optimus
1x Rescan Bumblebee

Age: 3 - 7
Size: 6 1/2-inches tall



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Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543320)
Posted by El Duque on January 19th, 2014 @ 10:18pm CST
Blew the image up and checked it out a little closer. It appears the the dinos pictured are the Rescue Bots with dinosaur modes. The triceratops has boulders feet back near his tail and dozer treads on it's front legs. The t-rex appears very Optimus Prime-ish. The brontosaurus is Heatwave? Bumblebee also has claws on his left arm.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543324)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 10:35pm CST
El Duque wrote:Blew the image up and checked it out a little closer. It appears the the dinos pictured are the Rescue Bots with dinosaur modes. The triceratops has boulders feet back near his tail and dozer treads on it's front legs. The t-rex appears very Optimus Prime-ish. The brontosaurus is Heatwave? Bumblebee also has claws on his right arm.
Yeah, and the only oddball of the bunch is the jet with Blades' deco, which would be weird for him to be the only non-dino on the team. :-?
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543350)
Posted by Moonshot on January 20th, 2014 @ 1:17am CST
You can see on the green one that its tail has Boulder's bulldozer blade on it.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1543543)
Posted by Emerje on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:42pm CST
Pretty bad when they miss-transform a Rescue Bot. They forgot to open the cover behind Heatwave's head. :roll:

Emerje
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1544957)
Posted by El Duque on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:25am CST
Courtesy of the Transformers Rescue Bots Facebook page we have a piece of art from the upcoming Rescan line by artist Marvin S. Mariano. This gives us a great look at Heatwave, Bumblebee, and Optimus Prime in their new forms. Heatwave now becomes a fireboat, Bumblebee has a new motorcycle mode, and Optimus Prime seems to have a couple of new modes. The first being the previously seen monster truck from the Rescan series, and a completely new Optimus Primal tyrannosaurus/excavator body. Check it out below.

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Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1544959)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
I was just about to post this. :P

It's apparently Optimus Primal. Go figure.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1544973)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:38am CST
Man, I wish this stuff would be the show! It probably won't be, but I wish it would.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1544983)
Posted by Convotron on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:17am CST
Bumblebee's alt mode is essentially a copy of the Dodge Tomahawk, which I think works well as a TF alt mode.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1544992)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:16am CST
What?! Optimus Primal?! Who turns into a T-rex/construction vehicle fusion thing?! That's so crazy that it works for me.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545002)
Posted by TheGlynreaper on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:47am CST
That awkward moment when a playskool transformer rescue bots figure looks better than what the latest movie has in store for a certain i dont care im sooo getting t rex prime you could put him with the dinobots alongside grimlock then
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545008)
Posted by dedcat on January 25th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CST
I have avoided the rescue bots til now, but I don't think I can resist something that fun and goofy.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545023)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 1:45pm CST
Wait. I can't see where this says "Optimus Primal". Where does it say that?
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545036)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 25th, 2014 @ 2:26pm CST
So wait, if Optimus Prime's new alt is the monster truck, and this T-rex-puppeteering-Primal fellow becomes a new character by default, could this somehow lead to an Optimus Primal voiced by David Kaye?!? The mind boggles...

While it is possible for them to be depicted an triple- or quad-changers on the show, Heatwave becoming a fire-boat implies to me that the fire-fightin' sauropod isn't Heatwave because Griffin Rock would still need something to fight terrestrial fires. Of course, he could just walk everywhere in robot mode.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545051)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CST
Where is this "Primal" name coming from? All I see is "Prime" written on that tiny packaging:
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Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545057)
Posted by Madeus Prime on January 25th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CST
Okay, is it weird I actually want to see that concept art of Bumblebee turned into a GEN toy?

Also that Optimus is surprisingly cool looking, I would buy that.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545088)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CST
These are neat, but if I were Bandai, I'd consider suing Hasbro for that Optimus design. That T-Rex look and transformation is rather close to what Kyoryuger's main mecha looks like.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545101)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:08pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:These are neat, but if I were Bandai, I'd consider suing Hasbro for that Optimus design. That T-Rex look and transformation is rather close to what Kyoryuger's main mecha looks like.


Well, good thing you're not Bandai. :lol:

But yeah, I can see the similarities, but they're subtle. I doubt Bandai would have any grounds for a case. Plus, Gabutyra's head and tail can't become arms.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545104)
Posted by El Duque on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Wait. I can't see where this says "Optimus Primal". Where does it say that?


Va'al got a peek at these at Toy Fair, he confirmed the name.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545113)
Posted by STngAR on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:58pm CST
If I see the primal toy in a store I probably would buy it. Most likely the One and only rescue bot I would buy

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545118)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:07pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wait. I can't see where this says "Optimus Primal". Where does it say that?


Va'al got a peek at these at Toy Fair, he confirmed the name.
And it is just Optimus Prime but with a new name, correct?
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545122)
Posted by El Duque on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wait. I can't see where this says "Optimus Primal". Where does it say that?


Va'al got a peek at these at Toy Fair, he confirmed the name.
And it is just Optimus Prime but with a new name, correct?


That I couldn't tell you, Va'al might have some additional insight.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545123)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:30pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wait. I can't see where this says "Optimus Primal". Where does it say that?


Va'al got a peek at these at Toy Fair, he confirmed the name.
And it is just Optimus Prime but with a new name, correct?


That I couldn't tell you, Va'al might have some additional insight.
Thanks.

The pic makes it look like it is just Optimus Prime due to the color scheme and face, but I wanted to double check first.
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545130)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:09pm CST
Nice! I´m a huge Beast Wars fan but I feel like the mere existence of the franchize has kept Hasbro from giving beast modes to their characters. To me it´s cool that the Rescue Bots team sat down and thought "if Optimus Prime was a Dinosaur, what kind of Dinosaur would he be?".
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545134)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:29pm CST
Janus Prime wrote:Nice! I´m a huge Beast Wars fan but I feel like the mere existence of the franchize has kept Hasbro from giving beast modes to their characters. To me it´s cool that the Rescue Bots team sat down and thought "if Optimus Prime was a Dinosaur, what kind of Dinosaur would he be?".
Well, the old "Hearts of Steel" comic had Optimus be a Brachiosaurus before scanning his locomotive altmode. ;)
Re: Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee (1545168)
Posted by Va'al on January 26th, 2014 @ 5:40am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wait. I can't see where this says "Optimus Primal". Where does it say that?


Va'al got a peek at these at Toy Fair, he confirmed the name.
And it is just Optimus Prime but with a new name, correct?


That I couldn't tell you, Va'al might have some additional insight.
Thanks.

The pic makes it look like it is just Optimus Prime due to the color scheme and face, but I wanted to double check first.


All it said was 'Optimus Primal', no additional information other than the artwork we also have here. Looks like a pretty cool, chunky, simple toy though!
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