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Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 1:27PM CDT

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Thanks to site sponsor Kapow! Toys we have confirmation that the upcoming Transformers Generations Voyager Class Sandstorm will indeed have a resculpted head and new V-TOL sytle wings! The figure is currently available for pre-order at Kapow! Toys at the following link:

http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/transformers ... -6290.html

So far this is the only image of Sandstorm, which originates from Generations Metroplex's packaging:

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Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486488)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 11th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
It would be kinda cool to see more Osprey-like vehicles. All we have (if I remember correctly) is Obsidian from Beast Machines, Incinerator from the first movie, and Legends Springer from Revenge of the Fallen.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486489)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:It would be kinda cool to see more Osprey-like vehicles. All we have (if I remember correctly) is Obsidian from Beast Machines, Incinerator from the first movie, and Legends Springer from Revenge of the Fallen.
Armada Makeshift and all his redecos.

And Springer's redecos Blades and Duststorm.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486490)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 11th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:It would be kinda cool to see more Osprey-like vehicles. All we have (if I remember correctly) is Obsidian from Beast Machines, Incinerator from the first movie, and Legends Springer from Revenge of the Fallen.


Don't forget G1 Highbrow, even if his rotors didn't rotate down.

Any reports on changes to the armored car?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486493)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 11th, 2013 @ 2:17pm CDT
they should make a nice broadside also.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486501)
Posted by Rated X on May 11th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
Im glad he gets a new head sculpt but Im not digging the VOTL crap. I felt the springer copter mode was more Sandstorm than it was springer. Are the wings and helicopter blades from Springer interchangable ? I not shipping my POL for a while. If the colors dont look too off, I might consider sacrificing my springer to make a more G1 accurate Sandstorm. I already have Defender which is better scale wise.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486516)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 11th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
Is this supposed to be a retooled Springer? If it is I assume those rotors on the wings form the rear wheels. That way it will look more like a dune buggy
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486518)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 11th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Is this supposed to be a retooled Springer? If it is I assume those rotors on the wings form the rear wheels. That way it will look more like a dune buggy


Yes. It's a retooled Springer. We've known this for a pretty long while.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486542)
Posted by Alex Jones on May 11th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CDT
So does Blitzwing get a repaint?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486547)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 11th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CDT
At this point, I'd be happy it they would remold Blitzwing into Broadside just to have all six triple changers. At least two out of three modes would be right.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486558)
Posted by dragons on May 11th, 2013 @ 7:52pm CDT
well wings should be obvious that there new from picture but head looking forward to see more pictures if hes worth buy helicopter mode is somewhat dissapointing for pass right now
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486573)
Posted by craggy on May 11th, 2013 @ 9:26pm CDT
I'm not bothered that he wasn't originally a triple-changer exactly, I'd still like a Flywheels repaint/retool for Blitzwing. Broadside wouldn't work, he's too different. I can't see a tank easily becoming an aircraft carrier. Flywheels has the same modes, and his recent comics appearances hadn't used the 2 vehicles at the same time gimmick of the Duocons anyway, so I think IDW has him just as a triplechanger.

Of course, they could release a retooled Blitzwing, in Broadside's colours, and call it Broadside, and even still have the changing face gimmick in, to give us the two models of Broadside's faces, and even the tank mode would work in a way, because "broadside" just makes me think of a cannon, and tanks have cannons. BUT it wouldn't be enough to satisfy most of the people clamouring for a Classics Broadside. I honestly think FP's Assaulter is probably the best bet for that, but then a few years back I didn't expect we'd get another, better Classics version of Springer, and yet we've had the GDO version just recently and now the triple-changing Generations one, so who knows?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486574)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 11th, 2013 @ 9:29pm CDT
You know what, this figure might actually be pretty cool. It'll be interesting to see how they implement the VTOL wings in the remold. Judging by the artwork, it looks like the car mode is goign to have a buggy-style crash barrier on the front. That's aces.

The only down side to this is that I'm now considering skipping Springer, picking up Sandstorm and keeping Warbot Defender in order to differentiate.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486577)
Posted by Moonshot on May 11th, 2013 @ 10:14pm CDT
I would be really happy if they made a super sweet new Skids.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486579)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 11th, 2013 @ 10:17pm CDT
Something like this wouldn't be too bad, even though it's an old mode at this point.



http://bottalk.com/board/showthread.php?t=91849
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486584)
Posted by Stormrider on May 11th, 2013 @ 10:30pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:It would be kinda cool to see more Osprey-like vehicles. All we have (if I remember correctly) is Obsidian from Beast Machines, Incinerator from the first movie, and Legends Springer from Revenge of the Fallen.


Don't forget G1 Highbrow, even if his rotors didn't rotate down.

Any reports on changes to the armored car?


I hope so.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486609)
Posted by Vectorshot on May 12th, 2013 @ 12:37am CDT
Found these on FaceBook
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486612)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 12:44am CDT
Holy. Shit. :shock:

But where's the Osprey-esque mode?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486614)
Posted by El Duque on May 12th, 2013 @ 12:52am CDT
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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486621)
Posted by JazZeke on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:30am CDT
That is beautiful.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486622)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:39am CDT
That's a pretty significant retool. Very nice.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486624)
Posted by Bounti76 on May 12th, 2013 @ 1:50am CDT
Auntie Entity, your car is waiting...
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486631)
Posted by RhA on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:30am CDT
Yes.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (1486633)
Posted by Crosshairs on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:02am CDT
all of my yes!!! :D
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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 Voyager Sandstorm Confirmed to have New Head and Wings (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.

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