Transformers Generations Sandstorm Revealed

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 Zeedust 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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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.

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