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Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 3:51PM CST

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Coverage of Toy Fair continues on Seibertron.com! as we see our first image of Generations voyager class Springer and Blitzwing! As usual this image is to whet your appetite as full galleries will appear later this evening to give you the best gallery possible. Keep checking back for updates!

Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing
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Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462423)
Posted by Mkall on February 9th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CST
I think I will finally be replacing my FP Defender with a proper Springer! This one looks darn cool.

Blitzwing is great!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462426)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 3:56pm CST
Blitzwing seems to be lacking his trademark tank cannon behind his head. It's still a buy.

Springer... no words can describe how happy I am. All I can say is now I regret buying the GDO Springer.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462428)
Posted by Rhinox23 on February 9th, 2013 @ 3:56pm CST
Wow! Springer looks better than I'd expected! This may be his best incarnation yet! Definitely excited these guys are finally getting the treatment they deserve. Again, this still gives me hope of seeing the Dinobots all get voyager treatment! :grin:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462435)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST
Is Blitzwing's nosecone sticking out the back of his head a la the original G1 seeker molds?
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462436)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:01pm CST
oh,.....my.....god. they are perfect.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462440)
Posted by Rated X on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:01pm CST
It's about freaking time on that Blitzwing !!! Glad to see theyre really G1 looking and not so FOC. Not thrilled about the voyager size though. I hope it's a small voyager that scales with Astrotrain. :D
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462445)
Posted by xyl360 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:03pm CST
Rated X wrote:It's about freaking time on that Blitzwing !!! Glad to see theyre really G1 looking and not so FOC. :D

Yeah, I just wish Blitzwing didn't have a TF:Animated face :(.

Paging Dr Wu, Dr Wu to the operating room please ;).
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462447)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:04pm CST
Damn, Springer there looks like a really good mold. I'll be buying that sight :D. Blitzwing looks great to, good to see he finally got a Generations/ Classic-verse update
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462448)
Posted by warzon3 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:04pm CST
rotating face on Blitzwing...is that confirmed?
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462456)
Posted by MarkNL on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CST
Th-th-th... Th-th-that i-i-is a-awesome..!! :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Must.. have... all! But I fear these will never come to the Netherlands as always. Ah well, internet is the key to everything.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462457)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CST
Springer is great. I was okay with the GDO one, but really glad this one has come along to replace him with some true triple-changing goodness. Head-sculpt and robot mode are darn nice, and I like the colours and vehicle modes much more than FPs offering. Some stuff that could be tidied up to improve it, but for retail Voyager pricing I'm very happy with this.

Blitzwing not so much. Neither mode works well for me. At least the G1 was a nice tank. This one has a boxier jet mode and that tank looks pretty horrible. Like Universe Galvatron had a baby and beat him with the ugly stick. Even the robot mode doesn't do it for me. Do like the weapon they've included and the robot's whole upper torso, but the arms look stumpy and the legs look weird. Maybe more pics will impress me, but right now I'm not keen on him.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462461)
Posted by xyl360 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:10pm CST
warzon3 wrote:rotating face on Blitzwing...is that confirmed?

Based on looking at a pic of him on another website, I am led to believe so. I could be wrong however.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462465)
Posted by frogbat on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:11pm CST
*siiiiighgh* I need a new job to afford all this goodness. I think I might skip on predaking, and refocus my collecting on generations.... I too hope that blitzwing has a normal face but I'll get him just the same. Springer looks awesome, here's hoping for a sandstorm and a broadside down the line. Springer and blitzwing seem more successful than generations astrotrain and octane
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462474)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CST
craggy wrote:Springer is great. I was okay with the GDO one, but really glad this one has come along to replace him with some true triple-changing goodness. Head-sculpt and robot mode are darn nice, and I like the colours and vehicle modes much more than FPs offering. Some stuff that could be tidied up to improve it, but for retail Voyager pricing I'm very happy with this.

Blitzwing not so much. Neither mode works well for me. At least the G1 was a nice tank. This one has a boxier jet mode and that tank looks pretty horrible. Like Universe Galvatron had a baby and beat him with the ugly stick. Even the robot mode doesn't do it for me. Do like the weapon they've included and the robot's whole upper torso, but the arms look stumpy and the legs look weird. Maybe more pics will impress me, but right now I'm not keen on him.


Well, in defense of the figure, Toy Fair does have a reputation of transforming Transformers figures in the derpiest way possible. Just look at Beast Hunters larger-scale Optimus figure that was just uploaded not to long ago.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462477)
Posted by Blurrz on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CST
Wow Hasbro. Redemption!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462484)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:23pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Well, in defense of the figure, Toy Fair does have a reputation of transforming Transformers figures in the derpiest way possible. Just look at Beast Hunters larger-scale Optimus figure that was just uploaded not to long ago.

yeah, I'm hoping for some of that with this guy. If the robot mode is close enough to what I'd like, and one of the alt modes looks decent I'll be happy with him.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462495)
Posted by joeformer on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:31pm CST
These idw versions look amazing. Now they need to make a set of mini figures of the humans from the idw comics, like spike and company. are you listening dr wu lol or hasbro. :grin:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462497)
Posted by CBratetron on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
I like Springer in robot mode, looks almost Animated. Alt modes, not so much but at least it has learned a thing or two from Warbot Defender with it's shifting shoulders and legs turning inside out to form the tail.

Might stay away from Blitzwing though. Tank mode is fine but the parts that make him a good tank also make him a brick with wings and a brick with legs in his other modes.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462509)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:40pm CST
These are mint , love springers weapons and he looks quite tall , Blitzwing oh blitzwing thank you hasbro for finally giving us this figure and in voyager shame about the animated face.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462510)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:41pm CST
Springer! =P~

And those waiting on Blitzwing, rejoice. I don't care for him though. :lol:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462512)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CST
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YYYEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

Exactly what I wanted!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462513)
Posted by Thadicon on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CST
ABOUT TIME FOR BLITZWING!!!

Springers alt modes look more like they are supposed to be for Sandstorm
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462514)
Posted by Blackstreak on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CST
Oh sweet! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462526)
Posted by timcourtois on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CST
So fantastic!

Blitzwing's cannon is dangling down behind his back, so I wonder if it can just be rotated up for the behind-the-head-cannon.

Blitzwing's robot mode looks like it's aching for a Broadside repaint! I can easily imagine a later wave that will have Sandstorm & Broadside repaints of these two.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462530)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CST
timcourtois wrote:Blitzwing's robot mode looks like it's aching for a Broadside repaint! I can easily imagine a later wave that will have Sandstorm & Broadside repaints of these two.


I'd have to say "no" to that. True, Broadside was a jet, but he was also an aircraft carrier-esque ship, not a tank.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462532)
Posted by Delta Magnus on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:56pm CST
Wow...I honestly cannot believe they pulled those off so well. Shame they transformed Blitzwing so badly. You can tell they haven't pegged him together properly.

Whilst his jet mode is a bit bricky it's nowhere near as bad as I feared. I may get these...
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462544)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:02pm CST
Im getting a tfc exgraver vibe from blitzwing legs :-?
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462546)
Posted by AlphaReject93 on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:03pm CST
These two are perfect! My classics collection needs these two so much!! =P~
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462548)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CST
Springer I definitely want. Blitzwing...looks off to me. His face is a definite homage to "Icy" Blitzwing, and since that was my favorite Blitzwing face, I'm all for it. But the rest of his body looks oddly proportioned.

Still, I give Hasbro props for finally making a triple-changing Springer after G1. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462555)
Posted by Rated X on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:11pm CST
Saw some other pics on another site...

Also a:

Orion Pax (new mold)

Trailbreaker (new mold)

IDW Stealth Bomber Megatron

Not sure why theyre not pictured here...
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462558)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CST
Rated X wrote:Saw some other pics on another site...

Also a:

Orion Pax (new mold)

Trailbreaker (new mold)

IDW Stealth Bomber Megatron

Not sure why theyre not pictured here...


We already have a thread about them here.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462559)
Posted by Bruticusfan7 on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CST
Rated X wrote:Saw some other pics on another site...

Also a:

Orion Pax (new mold)

Trailbreaker (new mold)

IDW Stealth Bomber Megatron

Not sure why theyre not pictured here...


What website if you don't mind me asking? :D
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462560)
Posted by Thadicon on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:18pm CST
Delta Magnus wrote:Wow...I honestly cannot believe they pulled those off so well. Shame they transformed Blitzwing so badly. You can tell they haven't pegged him together properly.

Whilst his jet mode is a bit bricky it's nowhere near as bad as I feared. I may get these...


Lets hope he looks way more awesome when hes pegged together properly
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462566)
Posted by STngAR on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CST
No, I dont need a gift receipt


:MAXIMAL:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462593)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:53pm CST
Finally! The 3changers cometh! Go Hasbro! Go TOMY!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462597)
Posted by gema on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:59pm CST
Image
Alt head for blitzwing :grin: :grin:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462600)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:01pm CST
gema wrote:
Image
Alt head for blitzwing :grin: :grin:


Fixed.

This image makes him look 10x better. It's a definite buy for me.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462601)
Posted by Thadicon on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:03pm CST
timcourtois wrote:So fantastic!

Blitzwing's cannon is dangling down behind his back, so I wonder if it can just be rotated up for the behind-the-head-cannon.

Blitzwing's robot mode looks like it's aching for a Broadside repaint! I can easily imagine a later wave that will have Sandstorm & Broadside repaints of these two.



I don't think it will judging by the image the nose cone sticks out the back of his head (like the G1 seekers) might get in the way. But i could be wrong and it might be a mistransformation so hopefully there will be better images soon
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462604)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:06pm CST
springer looks badass hes a must buy but blitzwing looks like crap, easy pass on him. So far springer is the only thing to come out of toy fair that looks good.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462607)
Posted by Rated X on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:13pm CST
Bruticusfan7 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Saw some other pics on another site...

Also a:

Orion Pax (new mold)

Trailbreaker (new mold)

IDW Stealth Bomber Megatron

Not sure why theyre not pictured here...


What website if you don't mind me asking? :D


I was trying to respect this website, but if you must know TFW2005. Maybe by now theyve updated with more pics here...
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462613)
Posted by ausbot on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:24pm CST
I'd love a Overlord from that Blitz mold.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462614)
Posted by Thadicon on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:25pm CST
Rated X wrote:
Bruticusfan7 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Saw some other pics on another site...

Also a:

Orion Pax (new mold)

Trailbreaker (new mold)

IDW Stealth Bomber Megatron

Not sure why theyre not pictured here...


What website if you don't mind me asking? :D


I was trying to respect this website, but if you must know TFW2005. Maybe by now theyve updated with more pics here...


Link that shit dude
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462616)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:26pm CST
Seibertron and El Duque deliver once more!



I am sad to learn that Megatron is a Deluxe. :-(
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462622)
Posted by Thadicon on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CST
Man i am definitely getting that Megatron deluxe sized is a must
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462623)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:34pm CST
Orion, Megatron, and Trailbreaker all look great! And the latter two look properly beefy. :) Bee's an easy pass though.

I'll probably pick up Orion, I want to see more first.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462626)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CST
RAcast wrote:Orion, Megatron, and Trailbreaker all look great! And the latter two look properly beefy. :) Bee's an easy pass though.

I'll probably pick up Orion, I want to see more first.


I was looking at the Targetmaster-esque Bumblebee over at Tformers.com. I think I like that Bumblebee more than the Bumblebee depicted in the video and the first Classics Bumblebee. I'm also disappointed to learn that Optimus is a Deluxe as well. I'm crushed. :sad:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462628)
Posted by Burn on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CST
You know what? Don't like the idea of Megatron being a stealth jet (always loved the idea of him being a tank if he couldn't be a gun) but that is one nice looking figure.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462638)
Posted by Rated X on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:55pm CST
Im not sure whats the point of this Bumblebee. It's like theyre trying to make TF Prime Bee into Classics. Kind of stupid. But all the others are awesome. Orion pax needs a G1 cartoon head so he doesnt look like Optimus with a mouth. Would be a good project for Renderform or Beezleboss. I have no connection to IDW but ill get Megatron just to have him.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462642)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:57pm CST
Classics Megaplex if you're not into the comics.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Generations Voyager Figures Springer and Blitzwing (1462644)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:58pm CST
Rated X wrote:Orion pax needs a G1 cartoon head so he doesnt look like Optimus with a mouth. Would be a good project for Renderform or Beezleboss.


While the IDW comics are G1 canon, they aren't G1 show canon. In other words, whatever head he has on the toy is accurate to the comics, not the show. But yes, I would like to see some 3rd party company come up with an alternate head for Orion.

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