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Transformers News: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 12:52AM CDT

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The Transformers facebook page briefly posted a couple of images the upcoming Transformers Generations Voyager Class Sandstorm! They were quickly taken down, but luckily for us Seibertron.com member Vectorshot managed to grab the images, which we've in turn mirrored below. As we already knew the figure is a retool/redeco of the recently released Transformers Generations Voyager Class Springer, what we didn't know was just how heavily. Below he can be seen in two of his three modes, robot and armored car.

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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486621)
Posted by JazZeke on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:30am CDT
That is beautiful.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486622)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:39am CDT
That's a pretty significant retool. Very nice.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486624)
Posted by Bounti76 on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:50am CDT
Auntie Entity, your car is waiting...
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486626)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:00am CDT
Oh Primus. They keep heaping on crappy remoulds on us don't they? "Splash a little paint on it and call it a different name!" Thanks for nothing Hasbro.
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*looks at the pictures*
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HOLY MOTHER OF F***! That's the same bloody mould? It's like they decided to make him a remould of Springer, and they didn't know where to stop! I'm going to need both of these guys!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486628)
Posted by Mykltron on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:21am CDT
Huh, I think it works better as a Sandstorm mold. I'd still rather have Springer as I remember his character.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486630)
Posted by frogbat on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:30am CDT
well done has tak! When i saw the mockup fake redeco of springer I thought that would be the way they'd go to save money. This is as good as if not better reuse of a mode than wheeljack/tracks and sunstreaker/sideswipe.

I will definitely get him - now all we're missing is a broadside, though a voyager astrotrain would be nice too as the original generations figure would benefit from the designers' new experience. Also right now, i'm not too impressed with the 3rd party broadside
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486631)
Posted by RhA on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:30am CDT
Yes.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486632)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:32am CDT
well thats disappointing, ill stick with springer (if i can find one)
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486633)
Posted by Crosshairs on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:02am CDT
all of my yes!!! :D
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486637)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:59am CDT
An absolutely amazing remold. Took a figure that was mediocre* and redesigned it into something so drastically different that it's really a brand new figure. Kinda like how they made the Jet Vehicon out of the regular Vehicon.

I am so impressed with this work.

(*=in my opinion, I don't want to hear how wrong you think I am. Just...don't. Save it. You're entitled to feel differently.)
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486642)
Posted by Henry921 on May 12th, 2013 @ 4:29am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:HOLY MOTHER OF F***! That's the same bloody mould? It's like they decided to make him a remould of Springer, and they didn't know where to stop! I'm going to need both of these guys!


Wholly agreed. I was not expecting to pick this up, but he is quite an impressive piece!

Damn you, Hasbro. My wallet is already screaming for mercy...
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486643)
Posted by Arctorro on May 12th, 2013 @ 4:32am CDT
I was a little uncertain about Sandstorm being a repaint, but pre-ordered like the good little addict I am :lol:

After seeing those images am I loving this remould! Can't wait to have Sandstorm and Springer standing side by side :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486645)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on May 12th, 2013 @ 4:52am CDT
I'm happy and sad about this. Its an extensive retool for sure and looks beautiful in car mode. I'm not sure about robot mode. Springer was already already a bit bow legged and now this guy has so much mass on his upper body and his legs look diddy.

But overall this is great news, I will finally have all 6 triple changers and hopefully someone will discover a fan mode where the kibble is obscured or displayed differently.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486647)
Posted by waaaaghlord on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:18am CDT
Springer remains an easy pass, this guy however will look great alongside Defender. The mould never sold me on Springer, this was the intended use all along as far as I'm concerned.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486650)
Posted by zemper on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:46am CDT
looks awesome, but am i the only one who gets a G1 Sureshot vibe from the design and coloration?

http://www.tfu.info/1987/Autobot/Sureshot/sureshot.htm

man, i miss my old Sureshot toy...
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486653)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 12th, 2013 @ 6:31am CDT
impressive retool. the head is not so great though. still getting him.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486657)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on May 12th, 2013 @ 7:07am CDT
zemper wrote:looks awesome, but am i the only one who gets a G1 Sureshot vibe from the design and coloration?

http://www.tfu.info/1987/Autobot/Sureshot/sureshot.htm

man, i miss my old Sureshot toy...


Yeah, he does kind of have that vibe going.. I love the Springer mold and am so impressed with this retool...
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486674)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:03am CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:
zemper wrote:looks awesome, but am i the only one who gets a G1 Sureshot vibe from the design and coloration?

http://www.tfu.info/1987/Autobot/Sureshot/sureshot.htm

man, i miss my old Sureshot toy...


Yeah, he does kind of have that vibe going.. I love the Springer mold and am so impressed with this retool...

Yeah.... It's kinda hard to unsee that now.

But HOLY CRAP what a remold!!! That's very impressive. I was expecting a couple of the wheels to be bigger than Springer's based on the Metroplex boxart, but damn!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486677)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:23am CDT
wow, this actually makes me give a rats ass about the character and why i should care about him. bought on sight.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486678)
Posted by craggy on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:24am CDT
yeah, based on the Metroplex box pic, I was expecting a better buggy mode, but wasn't prepared for the level of alteration in robot mode and all the extras. It's not above and beyond, but it does beat the poor expectations set over the last few years where retools and repaints were often very minor. I love the Springer design, so was pretty much on board for this guy before these pics, but damn! that is some nice work. More of this level of retooling and we'll be able to get a lot more interesting and exciting new characters out of similar base toys.

Only thing I'm worried about now is TFsource getting the Blitz/Sprung wave in stock and then a week later putting the wave with all three up for pre-order and only letting us take Sandstorm as part of a set of three.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486681)
Posted by vwpbl on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:32am CDT
Holy crap. This thing is amazing! What's next? a retool of Blitzwing that makes him Sixshot?! that would put a damper on Hexatron's sales that's for sure.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486682)
Posted by ThunderThruster on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:50am CDT
Sandstorm looks awesome. Glad I held off on buying anything else the role!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486683)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:53am CDT
Now that's what I'm talking about! :APPLAUSE: That's the kind of retooling I really like. Sure, Sandstorm isn't his own mold like in G1, but it comes pretty close.

The head looks like a blend all his incarnations:
- G1 toy helmet shape
- G1 cartoon mouth
- Machine Wars (aka Rotorstorm) headcrest
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486696)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
vwpbl wrote:What's next? a retool of Blitzwing that makes him Sixshot?! that would put a damper on Hexatron's sales that's for sure.


If they try to tackle Sixshot, they had better not use Blitzwing as the parent mold.

Blitzwing as Flywheels, I'll take and buy on sight, but downgrading a Transformer with six modes into one that has only three is a big no-no in my book.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486698)
Posted by Diem on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:34am CDT
As a life long Sandstorm fan I am so glad he is at least getting a retool rather than a repaint. He's a little too yellow rather than orange and I would have preferred a headsculpt that was either toy accurate or show accurate, but other than that I'm impressed. Changing from a helicopter to a transport plane makes sense both for the character and for differentiating him from Springer, and I'm glad they finally remembered his vehicle mode is a dragster custom rather than a dune buggy. Already preordered him and don't regret it.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486701)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:48am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Blitzwing as Flywheels...


And Springer as Battletrap, before their Duocon split. ;)

Mindmaster wrote:... I'll take and buy on sight, but downgrading a Transformer with six modes into one that has only three is a big no-no in my book.


This.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486703)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:52am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Blitzwing as Flywheels...


And Springer as Battletrap, before their Duocon split. ;)


JelZe, you never cease to amaze me.

I seriously forgot about Battletrap, don't know why.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486705)
Posted by Rated X on May 12th, 2013 @ 11:00am CDT
Now this is what I would call "not Sandstorm". Ill buy it just to replace GDO Sandstorm. But this lame retool is just more ammo for Fansproject to get it done right.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486707)
Posted by Rated X on May 12th, 2013 @ 11:09am CDT
vwpbl wrote:Holy crap. This thing is amazing! What's next? a retool of Blitzwing that makes him Sixshot?! that would put a damper on Hexatron's sales that's for sure.



I know right ? Everyone is just dying to have a teal Blitzwing on their shelf as Sixshot. I can see those Hexatrons warming the shelves the same way Quakewave did. 8-}
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486708)
Posted by Samsonator on May 12th, 2013 @ 11:09am CDT
Pretty impressive, you can scarcely tell that was Springer at any point. Had two G1 Sandstorms growing up, so the character needed to find a way back to my shelves, I think this is that way.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486713)
Posted by STngAR on May 12th, 2013 @ 11:24am CDT
So many figures I have to catch up on and now I have to add this to the list. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486723)
Posted by Eagleblaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 12:03pm CDT
This figure looks alright. It has a lot of stuff going on with it. The way the wings become rear wheels is smart.
I originally was going to get Sringer but I just cancelled my preorder. See, I got to remember that these figures that are coming out this year cant compare to the toys from the movie line (the good figures of course). Only molds I like are Titan Metroplex and mp-17 and mp-19 so far this year.
Dotm voyager Megatron and dotm voyager skyhammer are better. And are what you call Awesome.
But over all, there is still a chance I pick this one up if it turns out to better than Springer. Oh and plus it looks like it doesn't have them big gaps on the hood in car mood like Springer.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486732)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 12th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
HAHA I totally called it. I knew they would use the ducted rotors as wheels.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486738)
Posted by craggy on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:02pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Blitzwing as Flywheels...


And Springer as Battletrap, before their Duocon split. ;)


JelZe, you never cease to amaze me.

I seriously forgot about Battletrap, don't know why.

because Battletrap has had less interesting impact on the fiction than Scrounge, whereas Flywheels is in 2 of the best comic stories ever, and is awesome in them both?

but yeah, I'll take a Springer repainted as Battletrap next year maybe.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486750)
Posted by Sideswipe jr. on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:16pm CDT
:grin: :shock: :grin: Holy crap! Hard to believe this is coming from the same company who got rid of first edition prime figures, and used the least amount of plastic as possible on 2012 figures. THANK YOU SO MUCH HASBRO! We are going to be okay guys! :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486753)
Posted by Eagleblaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:41pm CDT
Also, I see that these new triple chngers are supposed to be some kind of transformers toy line greatness but they have Qc issues. Maybe this New Sandstorm actually pegs in in all the right places unlike blitzwing and springer. One thing about the good movie figures is that they all peged in and stayed in place so that you could play with them and pose them. Dotm voyager Megatro, dotm voyager skyhammer, rotf voyager mindwipe, rotf bludgeon all peg in and stay tightly transformed and are fully poseble.

Over there thanking Hasbro for figures with Qc issues. I see that if I pick up Springer in his car mode he might unpeg and And you need to perform surgery on Blitzwing for him to stay together.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486758)
Posted by ThunderThruster on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:12pm CDT
Actually, I've heard plenty of reports of live action movie figures that don't peg together properly, so I'd rather that you didn't berate this just because you prefer the live action figures over this.
Yes Blitzwing has some issues with his shoulders, and even that is in varying degree from figure to figure, and some issue with the rubbery nosecone, but aside from that it functions as it was engineered to do, and as for Springer, I haven't heard of any issues other than peoples opinions that he ought to have thicker legs, which is opinion not a QC issue!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486764)
Posted by craggy on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:22pm CDT
ThunderThruster wrote:Actually, I've heard plenty of reports of live action movie figures that don't peg together properly, so I'd rather that you didn't berate this just because you prefer the live action figures over this.
Yes Blitzwing has some issues with his shoulders, and even that is in varying degree from figure to figure, and some issue with the rubbery nosecone, but aside from that it functions as it was engineered to do, and as for Springer, I haven't heard of any issues other than peoples opinions that he ought to have thicker legs, which is opinion not a QC issue!

I can't wait to get both Springer and Blitzwing, but Optibotmus' review did see him take issue with the way some of Springer's bits fit together for vehicle modes. Doesn't seem like a lot of it pegs together. I am definitely not saying that the movie toys are better, because...of the few I've got there are a lot of parts I'm never sure if they're in the right place, in some cases I'm not sure there is a right place, but it doesn't seem Blitzwing and Springer are immune to some curious QC and/or design problems. Kind of like the majority of Transformers toys. We could all give examples of designs that we're not 100% happy with. Heck there are probably people out there with gripes about RTS Jazz or TFP First Edition Starscream and I think those are two of the nicest TFs ever.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486769)
Posted by Eagleblaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:45pm CDT
craggy wrote:
ThunderThruster wrote:Actually, I've heard plenty of reports of live action movie figures that don't peg together properly, so I'd rather that you didn't berate this just because you prefer the live action figures over this.
Yes Blitzwing has some issues with his shoulders, and even that is in varying degree from figure to figure, and some issue with the rubbery nosecone, but aside from that it functions as it was engineered to do, and as for Springer, I haven't heard of any issues other than peoples opinions that he ought to have thicker legs, which is opinion not a QC issue!

I can't wait to get both Springer and Blitzwing, but Optibotmus' review did see him take issue with the way some of Springer's bits fit together for vehicle modes. Doesn't seem like a lot of it pegs together. I am definitely not saying that the movie toys are better, because...of the few I've got there are a lot of parts I'm never sure if they're in the right place, in some cases I'm not sure there is a right place, but it doesn't seem Blitzwing and Springer are immune to some curious QC and/or design problems. Kind of like the majority of Transformers toys. We could all give examples of designs that we're not 100% happy with. Heck there are probably people out there with gripes about RTS Jazz or TFP First Edition Starscream and I think those are two of the nicest TFs ever.


Being able to fully successfully transform properly is what makes it a Transformer. Us as money spending Transformers fans cant praise Hasbro for figures that dont peg in. Thats Not Good.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486790)
Posted by craggy on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:58pm CDT
but they do transform fully. they just don't necessarily stay that way for very long.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486802)
Posted by Eagleblaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 7:16pm CDT
craggy wrote:but they do transform fully. they just don't necessarily stay that way for very long.


Lol, they are Display only transformers aka DoT.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486804)
Posted by g1grimlock on May 12th, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
That looks amazing but are we going to also get a Legends Sandstorm?
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486805)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 12th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CDT
OH. MY. GOD.

AWESOMENESS.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486811)
Posted by daimchoc on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:43pm CDT
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486813)
Posted by El Duque on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:59pm CDT
The Transformers facebook page has now officially revealed Transformers Generations Voyager Class Sandstorm. We got an early sneak peek at the figure in in robot and armored dune buggy early this morning. Now we get a look at his VTOL air vehicle mode!

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Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486814)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:02pm CDT
:shock:

pre ordered the Tomy versions. Once this gets solicited.....I am so getting him!
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486815)
Posted by njb902 on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:05pm CDT
I'm not sure I care for the tire rotors.
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486816)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:07pm CDT
Yes.

....Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES OH YES, INDEED
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486819)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Yes.

....Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES OH YES, INDEED
Re: Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed (1486821)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yes.

....Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES OH YES, INDEED


That's what I was going for. ;)

But seriously, as a military enthusiast, Hasbro can't make this any better, it's so gorgeous. =P~

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