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Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail

Monday, August 4th, 2014 7:33AM CDT

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Kicking off the week with a new sighting, Seibertron.com fan Cayla Callaway has sent us photo proof of Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster in a Target store in Amarillo, Texas, at $22.99. Sky-Byte went to a new home, and two Roadbusters remain - if you spot them around your area, make sure to use the Sightings section and check out the sub-forum too!

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail
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Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596381)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 4th, 2014 @ 8:01am CDT
Aww hell I wish it was November so I could get my Legends Roadbuster already. :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596382)
Posted by shockblast2 on August 4th, 2014 @ 8:05am CDT
More shelf warming fodder. Like any child gives a squat about either of these characters.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596385)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 4th, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
shockblast2 wrote:More shelf warming fodder. Like any child gives a squat about either of these characters.


Yeah, from now on they should cater only to us collectors with Generations! Wait, they already are... never mind :grin:

Glad to see them on the selves of my future home state. :)
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596400)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 4th, 2014 @ 8:57am CDT
Sweet. Cant wait for them to show up in ohio
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596419)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
shockblast2 wrote:More shelf warming fodder. Like any child gives a squat about either of these characters.

Kids? These are for me, fool! Nostalgia City, here I come on the Throwback Express!
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596428)
Posted by 1984forever on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596446)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:20am CDT
About time! Ought to stop by the three retailers I frequent to see if any of them have Roadbuster. Might get Sky-Byte to square off against Rhinox, them being from two different series notwithstanding.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596454)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
1984forever wrote:Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.

Wow. Your life sounds terrible. Even when toys were G1, there was no pleasing you.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596470)
Posted by 1984forever on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
1984forever wrote:Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.

Wow. Your life sounds terrible. Even when toys were G1, there was no pleasing you.

Yes, it was hell dealing with uncoordinated parents. Particularly my father who had Sideswipe and Sunstreaker in each hand at a Black Friday style mob scene in TRU, but lost Sunstreaker because he needed a free hand to grapple on the floor with another parent.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596479)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:23pm CDT
1984forever wrote:I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon!
Because it was a Transformers toy and they knew you liked Transformers?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596485)
Posted by Rated X on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:More shelf warming fodder. Like any child gives a squat about either of these characters.


If we go by the "shelf warming" logic, then kids must not give a crap about Bumblebee either. >:oP
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596486)
Posted by Rated X on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
1984forever wrote:Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.



So you got all the TF's you wanted for Christmas, plus Whirl as a "bonus" ? What's to be pissed about ? I could understand if you got just Whirl and not the TF's you wanted. But getting more is bad ? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596492)
Posted by 1984forever on August 4th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
1984forever wrote:Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.



So you got all the TF's you wanted for Christmas, plus Whirl as a "bonus" ? What's to be pissed about ? I could understand if you got just Whirl and not the TF's you wanted. But getting more is bad ? :BANG_HEAD:

Whirl was an AUTObot with a helicopter alt-mode with no excuse or explanation why he was not an automobile. BIG no no in my book. What's worse is that neither Whirl or his buddy Roadbuster were on the cartoon. When I got new figures they weren't allowed to "play" with the other Transformers until they made an appearance on the cartoon. I had to make sure their personalities and voices were just right or everything would turn out wrong! THIS is the reason why Roadbuster will provide body heat for the shelves all winter! If you're not a UK comic fan you probably don't care about Roadbuster. They shoulda sent this guy over to England or somewhere...
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596493)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 4th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
1984forever wrote:
Rated X wrote:
1984forever wrote:Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.



So you got all the TF's you wanted for Christmas, plus Whirl as a "bonus" ? What's to be pissed about ? I could understand if you got just Whirl and not the TF's you wanted. But getting more is bad ? :BANG_HEAD:

Whirl was an AUTObot with a helicopter alt-mode with no excuse or explanation why he was not an automobile. BIG no no in my book. What's worse is that neither Whirl or his buddy Roadbuster were on the cartoon. When I got new figures they weren't allowed to "play" with the other Transformers until they made an appearance on the cartoon. I had to make sure their personalities and voices were just right or everything would turn out wrong! THIS is the reason why Roadbuster will provide body heat for the shelves all winter! If you're not a UK comic fan you probably don't care about Roadbuster. They shoulda sent this guy over to England or somewhere...


I ask this without being an ass, nor meant to be offensive; Are you Okay? Do you have some kinda O.C.D that's gone untreated? I am genuinely concerned :-(
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596502)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 4th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
Dear god. It's worse than we thought. It's type 5 GEEWUNNER syndrome. The only cure is exposing the patient to repeated doses of Fire on the Mountain, City of Steel, B.O.T. and Carnage in C-Minor until the rose-tinted glasses are ready to be excised with a Cybertron Optimus Prime toy.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596504)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 4th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Dear god. It's worse than we thought. It's type 5 GEEWUNNER syndrome. The only cure is exposing the patient to repeated doses of Fire on the Mountain, City of Steel, B.O.T. and Carnage in C-Minor until the rose-tinted glasses are ready to be excised with a Cybertron Optimus Prime toy.


Mental handicaps are no laughing matter. I too am curious what exactly is going on in his head. There are signs, but I'm not applying labels just yet, better leave that to the professionals.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596505)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Dear god. It's worse than we thought. It's type 5 GEEWUNNER syndrome. The only cure is exposing the patient to repeated doses of Fire on the Mountain, City of Steel, B.O.T. and Carnage in C-Minor until the rose-tinted glasses are ready to be excised with a Cybertron Optimus Prime toy.


Mental handicaps are no laughing matter. I too am curious what exactly is going on in his head. There are signs, but I'm not applying labels just yet, better leave that to the professionals.


Sorry, didn't intend to cause offence.

Clarification:

[spoiler="Explaining the joke"]I don't think he's got anything wrong with him. I just think he's a silly person who likes the original cartoon a little bit too much. That's what I was insinuating- that he is not mentally ill but merely a bit crazy.[/spoiler]
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596506)
Posted by 1984forever on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
Yeah guys, I'm crazy. Just not crazy enough to buy Sky-Byte :SICK:
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596507)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
EDIT: Posting glitch. Whoops.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596508)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Dear god. It's worse than we thought. It's type 5 GEEWUNNER syndrome. The only cure is exposing the patient to repeated doses of Fire on the Mountain, City of Steel, B.O.T. and Carnage in C-Minor until the rose-tinted glasses are ready to be excised with a Cybertron Optimus Prime toy.


Mental handicaps are no laughing matter. I too am curious what exactly is going on in his head. There are signs, but I'm not applying labels just yet, better leave that to the professionals.


Sorry, didn't intend to cause offence.

Clarification (or rather explaining the joke):

[spoiler=]I don't think he's got anything wrong with him. I just think he's a silly person who likes the original cartoon a little bit too much. That's what I was insinuating- that he is not mentally ill but merely a bit crazy.[/spoiler]
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596514)
Posted by Rated X on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
1984forever wrote:
Rated X wrote:
1984forever wrote:Roadbuster gives me nostalgia too... of being so happy my parents didn't buy him! I got Whirl as a surprise bonus Christmas gift back in '85 along with the other TFs I asked for... and boy was I pissed! I was like why the heck did my parents pick up this guy? He's not even on the cartoon! It could have been worse though, they could have brought me Whirl AND Roadbuster! For the record, I didn't play with Whirl and I didn't give him away either. I didn't want to seem like an ingrate.



So you got all the TF's you wanted for Christmas, plus Whirl as a "bonus" ? What's to be pissed about ? I could understand if you got just Whirl and not the TF's you wanted. But getting more is bad ? :BANG_HEAD:

Whirl was an AUTObot with a helicopter alt-mode with no excuse or explanation why he was not an automobile. BIG no no in my book. What's worse is that neither Whirl or his buddy Roadbuster were on the cartoon. When I got new figures they weren't allowed to "play" with the other Transformers until they made an appearance on the cartoon. I had to make sure their personalities and voices were just right or everything would turn out wrong! THIS is the reason why Roadbuster will provide body heat for the shelves all winter! If you're not a UK comic fan you probably don't care about Roadbuster. They shoulda sent this guy over to England or somewhere...


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Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596557)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
1984forever wrote:Whirl was an AUTObot with a helicopter alt-mode with no excuse or explanation why he was not an automobile.
I think we need to take another look at the meaning of the word "auto" here. The original meaning. The word is derived from the Greek word for "self" or "one's own". The "auto" in "automobile" refers to a vehicle's ability to move on its own power, with the "mobile" part meaning "moving". Thus an "automobile" would, in a literal sense, be "any self-propelled movable object", which a helicopter does count as.

In fact, the word "AUTOmotive" even refers to "some sort of helicopter-like device" according to the Online Etymology Dictionary.

Plus, the word "auto" in regards to "Autobot" has taken to refer to their being robots who have their own selves. It's even in the opening narration of the first episode: "Intelligent who could think and feel". Think and feel for themselves. Automatic, automated, autonomous robots.

Why, even Wheeljack, Bumblebee, and Jazz weren't cars before coming to Earth. Bumblebee turned into a UFO hover saucer, of all things, yet was still an "Autobot" back on Cybertron.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596565)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 4th, 2014 @ 5:42pm CDT
Honestly I think this is appropriate
How Wave 2 of the Transformers toys in 1984 ruined the brand forever wrote:Gimmicks ruined the Transformers toyline. The first wave was excellent - small Autobot vehicles that transformed into robots: the 'real' Transformers. However, most fans don't know what on Earth Hasbro was thinking with the second wave. Cassettes? Transformers just don't transform into cassettes, as the now much quoted phrase "M1N1CaR NOT KaSETE!!!" sums up perfectly. These cassettes, considered by most fans to be worse than GoBots, also had a gimmick, the first of many lame and pointless gimmicks. Rather than being Autobots, as all previous Transformers had been, these tapes were called 'Decepticons,' a supposed *second* race of Transformers and enemies of the peace-loving Autobots. The 'Decepticon Tapes' also came with another gimmick: weapons - a blight upon everything the Transformers stood for. Of course, most Transfans had long since stopped collecting by this point, but after this failure, Hasbro continued to try and keep the franchise alive with more gimmicks; planes, cassette recorders, guns and even larger cars, which were an obvious attempt to reclaim what fans originally liked about the series.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596568)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Honestly I think this is appropriate
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596573)
Posted by Va'al on August 4th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
Maybe we should also get this thread back on track, as we were forced to close the last one where the same 'debate' happened, and inevitably degenerated.

Thank you. :)
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596578)
Posted by Convoy on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CDT
Does anybody remember flying Autobots? Powerglide, Cosmos, Jetfire, the members of Superion, any of the triple changers? Wasn't it the first episode where even the ground vehicle Autobots could fly in robot mode?

Auto, from Greek αὐτο- auto- "self, one's own".

The word robota means literally "corvée", "serf labor", and figuratively "drudgery" or "hard work" in Czech and also (more general) "work", "labor" in many Slavic languages.

Autobot could translate as, "One's Own Labor".
Or you could be watching a cartoon from thirty years ago written hastily on deadlines to sell toys.

Maybe someone should look into TFA. I think they stuck a little closer to the 'bots drive, cons fly.' ideals. Wasn't Skygarry a tank?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596580)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Convoy wrote:Does anybody remember flying Autobots? Powerglide, Cosmos, Jetfire, the members of Superion, any of the triple changers?
Yes. 1984forever loathes those kind of Autobots (all of which came out in 1985-1986, btw, rather than 1984).
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596586)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CDT
So, I know this is a bit off topic, but I know that Takara produced a metallic paint job for Generations Legends Optimus/Bumblebee/Megatron/Starscream. However, no such paint job was made for future Legends figures. Does anyone know if Takara plans to release these figures in these paint jobs?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596587)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:20pm CDT
Sigh, Mods, don't be so quick on the delete button.
Let's try this again.


:michaelbay: GOBOTS FOWEVAH! :michaelbay:

Seriously, I would really, really like a GoBots line. I mean, at least make a Generations deluxe line with the mian characters. Cy-Kill, Leader One, and the rest. They would have simple transformations and would be 100% show accurate. Is that too much to ask? Gobots ARE part of the TF 30 years History after all.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596588)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:20pm CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:So, I know this is a bit off topic, but I know that Takara produced a metallic paint job for Generations Legends Optimus/Bumblebee/Megatron/Starscream. However, no such paint job was made for future Legends figures. Does anyone know if Takara plans to release these figures in these paint jobs?
We'll have to wait and see what else they release in their Transformers: Legends toyline.

Thus far, we know of Rattle, Convoy, Tankor, Roadbuster, and Whirl.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596589)
Posted by Convoy on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Convoy wrote:Does anybody remember flying Autobots? Powerglide, Cosmos, Jetfire, the members of Superion, any of the triple changers?
Yes. 1984forever loathes those kind of Autobots (all of which came out in 1985-1986, btw, rather than 1984).


...Note to self.

Back on track, I'm actually looking forward to grabbing both of these figures despite not living in the UK or being a big fan of RID. Transformers are Transformers and from the video reviews and pics I've seen, they look like fun!

(Sorry, Va'al. I missed your post before I posted.)
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596590)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:So, I know this is a bit off topic, but I know that Takara produced a metallic paint job for Generations Legends Optimus/Bumblebee/Megatron/Starscream. However, no such paint job was made for future Legends figures. Does anyone know if Takara plans to release these figures in these paint jobs?
We'll have to wait and see what else they release in their Transformers: Legends toyline.

Thus far, we know of Rattle, Convoy, Tankor, Roadbuster, and Whirl.

But what are the chances of them releasing the figures with that paint job? High or low? Because I currently have a friend overseas who's willing to help me get some stuff that I can't find in this sad excuse for a toy aisle. So I would like someone to tell me the chances and if I should wait to import the figures or not.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596591)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:29pm CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:So, I know this is a bit off topic, but I know that Takara produced a metallic paint job for Generations Legends Optimus/Bumblebee/Megatron/Starscream. However, no such paint job was made for future Legends figures. Does anyone know if Takara plans to release these figures in these paint jobs?
We'll have to wait and see what else they release in their Transformers: Legends toyline.

Thus far, we know of Rattle, Convoy, Tankor, Roadbuster, and Whirl.

But what are the chances of them releasing the figures with that paint job? High or low? Because I currently have a friend overseas who's willing to help me get some stuff that I can't find in this sad excuse for a toy aisle. So I would like someone to tell me the chances and if I should wait to import the figures or not.
The chances at this point are 50/50, as we have seen very little of this line and don't yet have a firm grasp on Takara's plans for it. All we know thus far is that line seems to have figures with "different colors and/or more paint apps than the Hasbro versions", which is something that could be said of every Takara TF line.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596597)
Posted by Convoy on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:47pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote: :michaelbay: GOBOTS FOWEVAH! :michaelbay:


Next you'll be asking for a 100% show accurate Animorphs because they "ARE part of the TF 30 years History after all."
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596599)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
Convoy wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote: :michaelbay: GOBOTS FOWEVAH! :michaelbay:


Next you'll be asking for a 100% show accurate Animorphs because they "ARE part of the TF 30 years History after all."


Why not? Shit would be hillarious! :lol:

Seriously, Are you hating Gobots that much? They were pretty nifty toys and many of them were great fun! Appart the Rock Lords, obviously.

Most Gobots would change in two steps, with a pretty good robot mode and usually, a vehicle mode with ZERO robo parts visible. Seriously, most Gobots in vehicle form could pass as normal Matchbox cars!

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Those guys deserves the Generations treatment.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596601)
Posted by Convoy on August 4th, 2014 @ 7:05pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Convoy wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote: :michaelbay: GOBOTS FOWEVAH! :michaelbay:


Next you'll be asking for a 100% show accurate Animorphs because they "ARE part of the TF 30 years History after all."


Why not? Shit would be hillarious! :lol:

Seriously, Are you hating Gobots that much? They were pretty nifty toys and many of them were great fun! Appart the Rock Lords, obviously.

Most Gobots would change in two steps, with a pretty good robot mode and usually, a vehicle mode with ZERO robo parts visible. Seriously, most Gobots in vehicle form could pass as normal Matchbox cars!

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Those guys deserves the Generations treatment.


Not hating on Gobots. I remember as a kid running around the dining room, bent over, running my mom's pin-roller on the floor.
I actually had a Rock Lord and really liked it!
Animorphs are what I'm mostly ripping on. If people want to see it return, why not? (It would be hilarious!)
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596602)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 4th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:So, I know this is a bit off topic, but I know that Takara produced a metallic paint job for Generations Legends Optimus/Bumblebee/Megatron/Starscream. However, no such paint job was made for future Legends figures. Does anyone know if Takara plans to release these figures in these paint jobs?
We'll have to wait and see what else they release in their Transformers: Legends toyline.

Thus far, we know of Rattle, Convoy, Tankor, Roadbuster, and Whirl.

But what are the chances of them releasing the figures with that paint job? High or low? Because I currently have a friend overseas who's willing to help me get some stuff that I can't find in this sad excuse for a toy aisle. So I would like someone to tell me the chances and if I should wait to import the figures or not.


Based on promo pics, the Japanese versions of Roadbuster and Whirl WILL have different paint apps. RB has a more "glow worm" like visor. And the decals most probably will be ditched.

The mini-bots legends also most likely have a slightly different paint apps if the last combining minicons are any indication (Centuritron)
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596628)
Posted by Burn on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Gobots/Machine Men aren't part of the Transformers 30th Anniversary. Va'al has already asked people to keep things on topic, so let's keep it on topic.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596651)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:59pm CDT
Got Roadbuster today, so far so good. I love the modular nature to the weapons. Haven't had a chance to sticker or transform it yet.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596652)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 5th, 2014 @ 12:05am CDT
Burn wrote:Gobots/Machine Men aren't part of the Transformers 30th Anniversary. Va'al has already asked people to keep things on topic, so let's keep it on topic.


I know they arent part of the current line but a wish for it to be included is way more on topic than the previous "trufan" mudfest. Va'al asked people to stay on topic by stopping the pontless "geewun" fan argument and going back to the 30th anniversary line. That's what I did. I made a WISH for something that is PART of the wide TF universe to be included in the line. It's something everyone do all the times for every threads ever. That IS on topic.

Are we now banned from wishing things to happen in any lines ever? We should only talk about what is currently in the line and what is officially announced to come only? As soon that we wish for a random transforming bot to be included on the line, a transforming bot that is part of the Transformers universe no less, we get shout at? Gobots/Machinemen is considered an alternate universe of TF and is owned by Hasbro. It's also pretty G1. The 30th series is a line that honnor 30 years of TF History by hommaging multiple TF universes. Beast Wars, The Unicron Trilogy, G1, IDW, Cybertron, Ect... Gobots went to the TF comics a couple of times, notably the running gag of CyKill be killed like a South Park Kenny. You telling me it's not part of it? At all? Not even remotely? It's so off topic that it's considered warning worthy as a random flamewar?

Threads are usually a balance of discutions about what is, and what we wish to be. So, we must now cut the "wish part"? Especially if it IS on topic?

Allow me to find the idea revolting and to be angered by it.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596670)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:53am CDT
Unfortunately, whilst Hasbro owns the GoBots IP, Bandai owns the toys (which were under the Machine Robo line in Japan) so there's no chance of the toys being reissued.

Which is a shame, because Defendor is awesome, and Destroyer would totally work as a mass-produced Decepticon drone (also, rubber treads). Defendor is to the best of my knowledge fairly easy to find, but getting a Destroyer who's treads haven't rotted/cracked is near impossible. For once I would be up for knockoffs (or rather counterfeits/recasts) just to "save" the toys. Also, AFAIK, modern rubber shouldn't dry out and disintegrate the way the old stuff did.

New toys homaging them would be great though.

On topic, Roadbuster looks cool. I was thinking about getting FP's Revolver, but I might just get this instead (I'd totally be down for Recoiler and Riftshot though). Sky-Byte looks great too, although I'd have to see a comparison of this new toy and the original. I always wanted Sky-Byte as a kid even though I never watched the cartoon (I just saw this big, mean-looking, chromed-up cyborg shark and thought "It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.". Never got one though, sadly.

I totally should watch RID though- is the Japanese version particularly better than the English version or should I just stick to the dub? Normally I only watch the original Japanese version of anime, but seeing as (AFAIK) the dub is pretty good, and it was made to be exported anyway I don't know which to watch.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596745)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:59am CDT
Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?

I hoping that they will hit uk stores, already got a big import list, don't want to add to it :lol:

On the matter of gobots, isn't that something the club would do?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596749)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 5th, 2014 @ 12:25pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?


I think I've seen Late Fall/Early Winter for the girls.

On the matter of gobots, isn't that something the club would do?


They would, because they have integrated Gobots in their fiction. As far as Hasbro's concerned however, Gobots are not Transformers, and only serve as cameo material.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596754)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 5th, 2014 @ 12:54pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?


I think I've seen Late Fall/Early Winter for the girls.


The placards in front of the figures displayed During SDCC stated Chromia would be released November 2014, and Windblade's placard stated September 2014
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596765)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:46pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?


I think I've seen Late Fall/Early Winter for the girls.


The placards in front of the figures displayed During SDCC stated Chromia would be released November 2014, and Windblade's placard stated September 2014

Ah, thanks :) I'll keep a look out closer to the time. Thanks for the help guys :D
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596840)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 5th, 2014 @ 6:09pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?


I think I've seen Late Fall/Early Winter for the girls.

On the matter of gobots, isn't that something the club would do?


They would, because they have integrated Gobots in their fiction. As far as Hasbro's concerned however, Gobots are not Transformers, and only serve as cameo material.


I just hate when a company only have half the rights. As owning the name but not the thing. Still, I would totally see GoBots as a Botcon/club set.

As for the girls, all 3 at once (!) I'm really, really looking forward to them.
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596854)
Posted by Metro Prime on August 5th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
Puzzler was the best thing ever when I was a kid. 6 robots (one of whom looked exactly like Sunstreaker) that had NO KIBBLE WHATSOEVER, combining into a mecha that put Hasbro's offerings to shame. (Except maybe Defensor.)
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596882)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 5th, 2014 @ 10:23pm CDT
One thing I like is that HasTak seems to be making a better effort of acknowledging different continuities now. We have characters from Beast Wars, Beast Machines, RID, Armada. I just ordered these two and just received my Tankor and Rattrap. :D

Question: If they did Generations toys of Animated characters, would collectors prefer them in their cartoony aesthetic or something more realistic such as what they did with Lugnut?
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596889)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:One thing I like is that HasTak seems to be making a better effort of acknowledging different continuities now. We have characters from Beast Wars, Beast Machines, RID, Armada. I just ordered these two and just received my Tankor and Rattrap. :D

Question: If they did Generations toys of Animated characters, would collectors prefer them in their cartoony aesthetic or something more realistic such as what they did with Lugnut?


It's hard to say. They did the characters from other continuities as a mix between the IDW style and their original style, with amazing results. I don't see why not stopping that trend. I'd like some re-imagining of the GoBots, as I said before, but I'd want to see some Animated and Movie characters as well. Note that it would be preferable if they did characters native to these universes. As for Animated, that forkloft mafia-boss constructicons, and as for the Movies, Barricade. They would be "classificated" to great success, like they did with RTS Lugnut, and would fit in the line perfectly. I'd like also to see a CHUG version in deluxe form, of Gobots Leader One (as a :BOT: ) and GoBots Cy-Kill (as a :CON: ). Come on, HasTak, you can do it!
Re: Transformers Generations Voyager Sky-Byte and Roadbuster Sighted at US Retail (1596905)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 6th, 2014 @ 1:36am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?


I think I've seen Late Fall/Early Winter for the girls.


The placards in front of the figures displayed During SDCC stated Chromia would be released November 2014, and Windblade's placard stated September 2014

Ah, thanks :) I'll keep a look out closer to the time. Thanks for the help guys :D


Windblades wave is supposed to come out this month.

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