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Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Transformers News: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 10:35PM CDT

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Seibertron.com member Hyper-Chicken has found an interesting post over at Cybertron.ca

It seems their member megashockwave has found an interesting item in the Toys R Us Canada computers:
TRANSFORMERS UNVRS G1 COMMEMORATIVE SRS
($49.99, SKU: 847585, UPC: 653569444213)


There's an estimated shipping date of September 2009.

Is this another G1 re-issue like the previous TRU commemorative series? Or perhaps signs that the Universe line may not be dead after all?

Stay tune to Seibertron.com as we find out more.
Credit(s): Hyper-Chicken, cybertron.ca
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920683)
Posted by 1337W422102 on May 12th, 2009 @ 10:58pm CDT
$50? This better be something big.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920689)
Posted by Blurrz on May 12th, 2009 @ 11:11pm CDT
Oh, its good to be Canadian
Oh, its good to be Canadian
Oh, its good to be Canadian
Oh, its good to be Canadian

Man, This is very good news.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920710)
Posted by Powersa on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:01am CDT
G2 Laser Prime
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920713)
Posted by Mkall on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:04am CDT
Powersa wrote:G2 Laser Prime

Not if it says G1 Commemorative :P

Although that would be kickass to see that again at retail
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920716)
Posted by First-Aid on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:14am CDT
If it didn't say Commemorative series I'd say "oh boy...it's another frickin Unicron repaint..." The question is: who is it? Prime and Magnus were more expensive; Prowl and the others were cheaper. SO someone in size between those two...not the jets...they already did those. Soundwave was $35 too...makes you think, doesn't it? :-?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920718)
Posted by ChrisR291 on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:16am CDT
What reissues haven't seen a release in America.....

Hound
Predaking
SKy Lynx
Omega Supreme
Mini Bots set 1 and 2
Ironhide
Ratchet
Perceptor
Trail Breaker


hhhmmm....... which one could it be. For 50 bucks... it can't be predaking :evil:
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920721)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:23am CDT
1337W422102 wrote:$50? This better be something big.


Probably the "Comic-Con exclusive" Soundwave toy. :lol:
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920728)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:51am CDT
emeraldbeacon wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:$50? This better be something big.


Probably the "Comic-Con exclusive" Soundwave toy. :lol:


Nifty but i would rather it be a large set of cassettes.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920729)
Posted by It Is Him on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:07am CDT
It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920730)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:10am CDT
It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A set like that you say,
For even 5 dollars I would not pay.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920732)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:23am CDT
It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A Wheelie troop-building set?

...*shudder*

How about 5 repaints of Classics Bumblebee as Hubcap, Bumper, Tap-Out, Glyph, and Wasp?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920733)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:50am CDT
That could be cool but I wouldn't want Hubcap or Bumper as their color schemes are too close to 'Bee.

If they did Glyph, Tap-out I would be interested. Wasp with a modded head would be pure win, And I'd love to see Shattered Bugbite, but I doubt they would do that one.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920739)
Posted by Marcdachamp on May 13th, 2009 @ 3:21am CDT
Maybe it's a U.S. release of Masterpiece Grimlock.

Just because it's a "G1 commemorative" doesn't mean it's an actual G1 figure. Here's hoping. :D
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920755)
Posted by Tigertrack on May 13th, 2009 @ 5:22am CDT
If the recent Prime re-issue was $70, well, this could be almost anything with enough 'extras'.

It's G1 Jetfire guys, I mean really it is. 8)

Or a G1 Devastator gift set.

You have to think movie tie-ins here! :D
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920769)
Posted by capellamusic on May 13th, 2009 @ 6:25am CDT
Isn't that Canadian dollars? If it is, than it's about $43 USD. Anyway, it's probably the new Soundwave reissue with Ratbat, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak and Ravage. But I'd really like to see new TRU reissues (characters different from the ones on TakaraTomy's Encore series), especially if they show up in the portuguese ToysRUs. On Monday I got a Leader Class Animated Ultra Magnus for about $27.50 USD there on clearance :) .
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920777)
Posted by Flux Convoy on May 13th, 2009 @ 6:51am CDT
emeraldbeacon wrote:
It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A Wheelie troop-building set?

...*shudder*

How about 5 repaints of Classics Bumblebee as Hubcap, Bumper, Tap-Out, Glyph, and Wasp?

SOLD! :grin:
:BOT:
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920803)
Posted by Metroplex79 on May 13th, 2009 @ 8:15am CDT
What I'm hoping/praying:

-technically, Ricochet is not an North American reissue...so...I'm hoping we'll get all the other repainted "re-issues", like Artfire, albeit altered so that it won't piss off the vintage collectors. Though I do plan to get the vintage stuff eventually.

-something funny like, Wheeljack made from Sideswipe's body. Re-painted, new stickers, and even a remolded head. :lol:

-seekers with new color schemes, names, and bios.

-repainted and remolded G1 Blurr as Arcee

-1986 movie characters...so many to choose from: Blurr, Kup, Cyclonus, Scourge, Springer, Wreck-Gar, Octane, and/or Gnaw. Since $50 is too much for just a deluxe, maybe add in a Minibot, CD or DVD, and a reprinted Marvel comic book

The pessimist in me says:

-G1 Bumblebee, Pretender Bumblebee (robot only), and Classics Bumblebee as a 3-pack

-If it's Jazz, we'll get the G1 (with 2 less missiles and less stickers), recently released Legends or Action Master version, and an newly released Jazz in Classics form as a 3-pack.

-or 2 recently released deluxes repainted into their G1 counterparts

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and the recently released Roadbuster as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and a repainted Evac as Whirl as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-3 repainted recently released basics, and a whole lot of unnecessary packaging, and a comic book

-2 repainted recently released deluxes, and a CD or DVD

-all G1 human characters with various accessories, Spike, Sparkplug, Chip, Carly, Daniel, Dr Archiville, Raul, Shawn (or Sean) Berger, Marissa Fairborne, Dirk Manus, and Astoria Waldorf


MARK THIS POST TO SEE IF I WAS RIGHT!!! Or even close.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920807)
Posted by Diem on May 13th, 2009 @ 8:33am CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:What I'm hoping/praying:



-all G1 human characters with various accessories, Spike, Sparkplug, Chip, Carly, Daniel, Dr Archiville, Raul, Shawn (or Sean) Berger, Marissa Fairborne, Dirk Manus, and Astoria Waldorf[/b]

I would love that. I wish the other Masterpiece Seekers had come with someone other than Arkeville.

Throw in the lass from Return Of Optimus Prime, and that'd be a must-havr.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920860)
Posted by typh0id on May 13th, 2009 @ 11:34am CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:all G1 human characters with various accessories, Spike, Sparkplug, Chip, Carly, Daniel, Dr Archiville, Raul, Shawn (or Sean) Berger, Marissa Fairborne, Dirk Manus, and Astoria Waldorf


I'd buy that...

I'm pretty excited to see what it is either way...
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920862)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on May 13th, 2009 @ 11:43am CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:-Topspin, Twin Twist, and the recently released Roadbuster as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and a repainted Evac as Whirl as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack


Some of my repaint concepts along these lines:

Topspin, Twintist: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17401
Wreckers Gestalt: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17869
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920882)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:32pm CDT
Editor wrote:
It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A set like that you say,
For even 5 dollars I would not pay.


You're a bad, bad man and should be in detention! :P Actually, both of you should be...you didn't give me the oppurtunity to make my smart-ass Wheelie remarks first.

Was Roadbuster released in any of the TRU Comm. waves? Him, Whirl and Blaster are the only 3 G1 figures that I can think of that could fit into the size range that might accompany that kins of pricing. The only other option would be a combination set and I can't imagine...wait a minute...Cassette packs. I could see Hasbro doing 4 or 6 packs for $50.00 and they have already started doing other 4 packs recently so mixing up the order and making the TRU Comms. would not really be much of a stretch for them.

Capellamusic had mentioned the Soundwave w/4 tapes idea but I would think they would charge more than $50.00 for that. I'm thinking they should release the tapes we haven't already seen. Maybe give us the Slamdance and Squawkbox sets and maybe Slugfest and Overkill in one box-set.

Personally, I would be thrilled to get a box full of G1 Micro-Masters at this point because I've become disillusioned with the ROTF and Universe lines and TFA never thrilled me to the point where I wanted to start collecting the figures.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920886)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:43pm CDT
If it is cassettes, then I hope it likely will just be a repack of the encore Big Mission pack(s).

Then again seeing they are bring him out again is Japan maybe it's the Combaticon pack. Cause I'd buy that.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920891)
Posted by Metroplex79 on May 13th, 2009 @ 12:54pm CDT
emeraldbeacon wrote:
Metroplex79 wrote:-Topspin, Twin Twist, and the recently released Roadbuster as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and a repainted Evac as Whirl as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack


Some of my repaint concepts along these lines:

Topspin, Twintist: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17401

I wouldn't be surprised if that's what Hasbro plans to do...but, if they did, that ARM-Cyclonus mold can only be called One Twist...not Twin Twist :lol: :P

Wreckers gestalt? Could work.

What I failed to mention in my above post, is that it would be actual re-issues of the original Topspin and Twin Twist, not repaints. If Hasbro actually did that, would that stimulate the secondary market for vintage Jumpstarters? :lol: :P

I didn't mention cassettes as several posts mentioned them already. Though I could go for repainted cassettes with new names and bios...red chromed weapons on a black colored Frenzy/Rumble mold, anyone?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920894)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:02pm CDT
At that price point it would have to be some thing like the G1 Prime we just got. Probably going to be a 25th anniversary figure.Wonder who its going to be?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920901)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:25pm CDT
Editor wrote:
It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A set like that you say,
For even 5 dollars I would not pay.


LOL!

Well for that price I'm betting it's the Soundwave Reissue, or some kind of 2 pack. MAYBE minibots, the same assortment as the TFC version, though that would be rather expensive if it were them.

Or it could be something along the lines of the recent Prime "reissue"...like, say, a Targetmaster Hot Rod molded in bright pinkish-red (and pale grey, almost white guns), with a comic that won't be included in the Canadian release. And a soundbox that plays "The Touch", which would be the only halfway cool part of the set. :lol:
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920902)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:27pm CDT
Editor wrote:If it is cassettes, then I hope it likely will just be a repack of the encore Big Mission pack(s).

Then again seeing they are bring him out again is Japan maybe it's the Combaticon pack. Cause I'd buy that.


It's funny that you shold mention the Combaticons because that was one of the original thoughts that ran through my mind but I dismissed since I didn't figure it would fall into the price range. Myself, I wouldn't mind having the Technobots set. I think my kids would get a kick out of seeing that.

I can almost go for Metroplex79's idea of the human pack but I think they should throw Autobo X into the mix since I dont think anybody wants to throw out that kind of cash for a box of "fleshlings".

Has anyone considered the Deluxe Insecticons? That would be about $50 bucks worth of G1 figures. Not saying I would want to see it hit the shelves, I'm just trying to think like Hasbro as best I can without hurting myself or feeling the need to shower afterwards.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920912)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:57pm CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:I didn't mention cassettes as several posts mentioned them already. Though I could go for repainted cassettes with new names and bios...red chromed weapons on a black colored Frenzy/Rumble mold, anyone?


A modified Playback perhaps?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920919)
Posted by Duke of Luns on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:08pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:Has anyone considered the Deluxe Insecticons? That would be about $50 bucks worth of G1 figures. Not saying I would want to see it hit the shelves, I'm just trying to think like Hasbro as best I can without hurting myself or feeling the need to shower afterwards.


Hasbro was only loaned those molds in the 80's(or something to that extent), so it can't be them, since they don't own them.

I doubt it would be a new mold.

For $50, it's gotta be something somewhat big, and it would have to have major selling power, so only major G1 guys would apply.

My bets:

Powermaster Prime with Apex Armor. He's been reissued before at that price, oh I hope he is again cause I missed out and my PM Prime has no weapons.

G1 Seeker Trio. Easy to sell, easy to market, and only one mold to use. Of course, they could just throw in several extra's and sell just Starscream.....

G1 Ultra Magnus. No real reason, just seams reasonable, as he's somewhat big and would fit the price range.

However, you wanna know what would be REALLY crazy? If we got Universe 2.0 Thundercracker, Thrust, and Dirge :grin: . The molds exist, and wouldn't discount the Botcon figures if colored differently enough....
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920924)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:19pm CDT
Duke of Luns wrote:
Hasbro was only loaned those molds in the 80's(or something to that extent), so it can't be them, since they don't own them.


Yet as Takara had the molds back it should be an option to them.
Duke of Luns wrote:Powermaster Prime with Apex Armor. He's been reissued before at that price, oh I hope he is again cause I missed out and my PM Prime has no weapons.

At the price they are selling Pinkimus Prime for, I doubt it.
Duke of Luns wrote:G1 Seeker Trio. Easy to sell, easy to market, and only one mold to use. Of course, they could just throw in several extra's and sell just Starscream.....

I have 3 Starscreams already, only if it's the ghost or in a shattered paint deco
Duke of Luns wrote:G1 Ultra Magnus. No real reason, just seams reasonable, as he's somewhat big and would fit the price range.

Concidering they already released him as the Target exclusive, and that Fansproject has run with the trailer option, I doubt that.
Duke of Luns wrote:However, you wanna know what would be REALLY crazy? If we got Universe 2.0 Thundercracker, Thrust, and Dirge :grin: . The molds exist, and wouldn't discount the Botcon figures if colored differently enough....

If Hasbro pulled that one, then the level of fan rage would be thru the roof. unless again Shattered paint apps but I don't see that happening.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920930)
Posted by Duke of Luns on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:28pm CDT
Editor wrote:[
Duke of Luns wrote:G1 Ultra Magnus. No real reason, just seams reasonable, as he's somewhat big and would fit the price range.

Concidering they already released him as the Target exclusive, and that Fansproject has run with the trailer option, I doubt that.


G1 Magnus, not Classics :wink: .

G1 Magnus was also part of the initial "Commemorative Series" back in the day for $30 I belive, so it's not unreasonable they'd sell him for $50 with all the movie hype. If they had to throw in an extra, I'd wager a reprint of IDW's Movie Adaptation #1.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920931)
Posted by Metroplex79 on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:28pm CDT
Editor wrote:
Metroplex79 wrote:I didn't mention cassettes as several posts mentioned them already. Though I could go for repainted cassettes with new names and bios...red chromed weapons on a black colored Frenzy/Rumble mold, anyone?


A modified Playback perhaps?

I wasn't going to mention it, but yeah... :SMUG:

Since I mentioned reissuing the Jumpstarters...anyone up for some reissued Battlechargers or Throttlebots? ***ducks***

What about giving the Duocons some love? Everyone could always use more Duo....
***ducks, and raises shields***

Seriously....I'm torn about this news, don't really want straight up re-issues of vintage figures, and how many of us are sick of repaints of existing molds? Man, it's hard to make people happy...if it's going to be repaints of post-BW/BM molds, I would have stuck it under the Universe flag, rather than Commemorative Series.

I would be more than willing to shell out my money (to slag with the current economy) on G1 molds repainted into new characters.

I mentioned Artfire earlier, but I'd settle for interesting new color schemes:
-red Jazz mold with black detailing
-blue Sideswipe mold with red detailing
-"Decepticon-styled" purple Insecticons with grey detailing
-red/blue seeker mold
-yellow Bluestreak with red detailing
-black Sideswipe mold with red flames (much different from reprolabels' Hotswipe, of course)
-dare I say it, original G1 molds recolored with Shattered Glass theme? :-B
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920934)
Posted by BigRobotAlligator on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:36pm CDT
quote]You're a bad, bad man and should be in detention![/quote]

He should be in detention! The only thing harder than this Wheelie travesty is the smell of his feet

Anthrax-agator
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920936)
Posted by It Is Him on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:50pm CDT
Come on guys, I'm just kidding about Wheelie. And really. I've heard from reliable sources inside TRU that the listing is for a MicroMaster playset.

Made entirely of Erector.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920938)
Posted by Windsweeper on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:53pm CDT
Those Wreckers gestalt and Jumpstarter repaints are fantastic ideas. Though maybe Buzzsaw's head would suit Topspin better than tha Cyclonus head.

Wouldn't mind a 3 basic repaint set if it had some of the following:

Clocker as Hot Rod/ WW Streetwise
Divebomb as Banzai-tron
Hard Top (with head remold)as Ruckus
Cruellock as Tyrannitron
Ransack/Rapid Run as Rad/ WW Groove
Strong Arm as Roadbuster
Overhaul as Crankcase
Robotmasters Mirage as G2 Double Clutch or Dragstrip

Deluxes I'd like would be:

Demolisher as Hard Head
Titanium Seeker as Windsweeper/ Whisper
Defence Hot Shot as Ruckus
Sharkticon as Scourge/ IDW Finback
Slugslinger as Cyclonus

I know none of these are likely but I'd still love them.

Closer to reality but still highly dubious, maybe RID Ultra Magnus as Motormaster or Energon Omega Supreme in G1 colours.

I like that G1 Sideswipe as Wheeljack idea if it were Armada Wheeljack with etched insignia. Also like Sideswipe as Stunticon Breakdown or that yellow RID Spychanger whose name escapes me. Or just remold the head and give us a new G1 Sunstreaker.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920962)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 13th, 2009 @ 4:00pm CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:[I wasn't going to mention it, but yeah... :SMUG:

Since I mentioned reissuing the Jumpstarters...anyone up for some reissued Battlechargers or Throttlebots? ***ducks***

What about giving the Duocons some love? Everyone could always use more Duo....
***ducks, and raises shields***


I'm not sure which I admire more, your reflexes or your sheer ballsiness. :P

I could actually see them releasing a complete Throttlebot gift-set. The TFA and Movie-line Activators and FAB's seem to be a hit and I think the Grav. Bots will win over the really young kids. A throttlebot set would actually be a G1 good set for young TF fans to get their hands on. Besides which,my original collection was only missing 1 of them (Freeway) and I really liked Wideload. Damn, now I'm starting to miss my old G1 stuff all over again.

The others I'd like to see released are the Headmasters. I used to have Chromedome w/Stylor and my buddy had Skullcruncher and Snapdragon. You know, Apeface and Snapdragon I could totally see being dumped into the aforementioned price-range but I think Hasbro has purposefully been steering away from the gimmic toys with PM Prime and Ricochet (I think) being the exceptions.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920964)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 13th, 2009 @ 4:03pm CDT
Ya'll are nuts.

Dollars to doughnuts it's going to be the SDCC version of G1 Soundwave.

Think about just how much sense that makes with the listing, price, and the trends with SDCC exclusives the past few years.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920971)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 4:24pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Ya'll are nuts.

Dollars to doughnuts it's going to be the SDCC version of G1 Soundwave.

Think about just how much sense that makes with the listing, price, and the trends with SDCC exclusives the past few years.


Vegas Odds would agree with you CP, but you know how fanboy heads work so we'll speculate for weeks to maximize our displeasure or happy smugness when whatever it is, is announced.

As I have the bookbox Soundwave I'm happy, but the temptation if it is him, will force me to buy him.

as far as my loong shot prediction, I'll say Thunderclash. :-B
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (920992)
Posted by Powersa on May 13th, 2009 @ 5:05pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Ya'll are nuts.

Dollars to doughnuts it's going to be the SDCC version of G1 Soundwave.

Think about just how much sense that makes with the listing, price, and the trends with SDCC exclusives the past few years.


Price - $49.99 in CAD, not USD?
Trends - SDCC exclusives went to TRU instead of HTS? In the past few years? Really?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921010)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 13th, 2009 @ 5:43pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Ya'll are nuts.

Dollars to doughnuts it's going to be the SDCC version of G1 Soundwave.


I say this with the utmost respect but in response to the first comment...well, duh, what was the first clue? :P
(gave ya props on the Legends Devs. thread btw)

As for the SDCC Soundwave, do you think the fans are going to go for yet another redo of Soundwave? We have the first re-issue and then the release at the start of the Classics/Universe line. I think with as many as are still floating around in the specialty shops and online stores gathering dust, another version wont exactly fly off the shelf. I know 2 places I could head out right now and pick one up but I'm also looking at my G1 SW on the shelf next to me so there's no need. If you know something I don't I'm happy to be educated further. This whole thread has been rather enlightening and nostalgic for me.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921022)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 13th, 2009 @ 6:02pm CDT
:idea: I've got it...SHOCKWAVE!!
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921031)
Posted by Editor on May 13th, 2009 @ 6:12pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote::idea: I've got it...SHOCKWAVE!!


And for some reason after seeing that I get the mental image of a guy entering a warehouse like the one at the end of Raiders and carting out cases of Shackwaves and Astro Magnums.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921041)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 13th, 2009 @ 6:38pm CDT
Editor wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote::idea: I've got it...SHOCKWAVE!!


And for some reason after seeing that I get the mental image of a guy entering a warehouse like the one at the end of Raiders and carting out cases of Shackwaves and Astro Magnums.


I think we've bantered back and forth enough times for me to say that I'm fairly sure you are the type of guy who would be right there alongside me letting the air out of the tires of the Care Bears Cloud Car when they aren't looking. B-)

That's the only reason I'm not going to give you a hard time for whizzing on my vision of a cool figure by bringing up the silver/grey knock-offs. :P
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921113)
Posted by Kibble on May 13th, 2009 @ 10:37pm CDT
Was that rip-off pink Prime released in Canada? If not, maybe it's just that packaged without the DVD and chit...
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921116)
Posted by Mkall on May 13th, 2009 @ 11:12pm CDT
Kibble wrote:Was that rip-off pink Prime released in Canada? If not, maybe it's just that packaged without the DVD and chit...

Yeah, we got it, and I don't know how many actually sold for the 70 bucks they were asking.

This is hopefully something better.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921134)
Posted by Editor on May 14th, 2009 @ 12:45am CDT
$70 dollars, and no DVD. Ours were packed with a reprint of Marvel Transformers Issue 1.

On sale til Monday for 40% off thou. I didn't bother to pick one up, the color is just off putting. How the heck can I put it on display anywhere near my Pepsi Convoy where the 'red' would make it look less legit than my KO Black Convoy.

Sounds like fun T-Mack, just remember they are pretty powerless if they catch you, all you need to do is knock them out before they finish counting down
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921149)
Posted by It Is Him on May 14th, 2009 @ 1:38am CDT
Powersa wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Ya'll are nuts.

Dollars to doughnuts it's going to be the SDCC version of G1 Soundwave.

Think about just how much sense that makes with the listing, price, and the trends with SDCC exclusives the past few years.


Price - $49.99 in CAD, not USD?
Trends - SDCC exclusives went to TRU instead of HTS? In the past few years? Really?


A guy on TFW2005 says that it will retail for $35 in the US, and that the reissue hasn't been seen in the States. I'll let you guys hunt down the specific thread and post from the front page, but let's establish one thing: this doesn't exclude Wheelie.
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921150)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 14th, 2009 @ 1:46am CDT
Ever since the Drug Task Force took away all my fun (I used to spend my nights intimidating the tweekers that were harassing my older brother) I've come to realize I have too much freaking free time on my hands. I actually dug through my old computer files till I found copies I have of the original G1 figure catalogues so I could add other guesses to my list.
So, what do you guys think about Six-Shot...no, too big for the 50 range.
How about both sets of the clones? They didn't exactly suck and the adjusted price would just about fit. I can't believe I'm actually devoting this much time to this. Even I'm starting to find this disturbing. :shock:

Oh, and Editor...trust me, that "if" in "...if they catch you" is a REALLY big "if". Besides, I'd cut my own throat before I let one of those puffballs blow sunshine up MY ass! :grin:
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921211)
Posted by Metroplex79 on May 14th, 2009 @ 8:17am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:I can't believe I'm actually devoting this much time to this. Even I'm starting to find this disturbing. :shock:

Hey, this is the first non-HMW thread where I posted more than 3 times :shock: 8-}

This thread is open enough to warrent wild speculation and putting down other people's ideas :lol:

Speaking of which, my new speculations are it's going to be:

-Optimus Prime (with fancy packaging, new stickers and no extras)
-some tank that they'll name Megatron (or Galvatron)
-repackage some of the Movie's Real Gears together and call them Reflector :lol: :P
-repaint 10 Micromasters and call them by their Series 1-4 names

My greatest and wildest and craziest speculation...

-have 5 sets where each comes with 1 basic, 1 deluxe, 3 Energon cubes, and a piece of the Ark (or Nemesis)

-the basics and deluxes could be anything from actual re-issues, or repaints of any mold.

-since purple Energon cubes have been done already, they'll make the color rainbow version.
http://www.tfrollout.com/Energon.jpg

-like what they did with the MASS Device sets, you have to buy all to complete the diorama.

-this idea will be to satisfy all the markets, the completists, the MISB, the mold collectors, kids, collectors who don't care about value, and diorama collectors.

-certain people would buy the sets then sell the diorama set to the diorama collectors
-the reverse would be true too, get the sets just for the diorama, and sell off the figures.

My reasons:
Hey, Hasbro already did that to us for BW 10th Anniversary to get Transmutate, the GI Joe fans to get the MASS Device, the Target exclusive Classics Skywarp/Ultra Magnus, how many people are guilty of buying it just to sell off UM?
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921263)
Posted by typh0id on May 14th, 2009 @ 11:23am CDT
I would think that we're not at all likely to see reissues of Roadbuster, Whirl, or even Jetfire because those weren't Takara molds and I'm not sure Hasbro has the rights to them anymore (much like Shockwave)...
Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series? (921458)
Posted by Down_Shift on May 14th, 2009 @ 6:07pm CDT
I'm thinking it's really the next Special Editiion figure.

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