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Monday, September 22nd, 2008 1:10PM CDT

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Megatron, Prime and Overkill are up on HTS

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByCategory.htm?CD=121&BR=496&SBR=695&ST=SO&ID=22909&PG=1

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByCategory.htm?CD=121&BR=496&SBR=695&ST=SO&ID=22908&PG=1

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByCategory.htm?CD=121&BR=496&SBR=695&ST=SO&ID=22907&PG=1

Originally created for the Asia market, these figures are now set to see availability only through www.hasbrotoyshop.com.
Credit(s): jazzrules, hasbrotoyshop.com
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Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792511)
Posted by --B-- on September 22nd, 2008 @ 1:27pm CDT
Now, if we could only get Dragstrip and Wildrider on HTS, then we'd be in business!!!
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792523)
Posted by Hard Hacker on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:05pm CDT
If they fixed Megatron's foot flaw, then he's a yes.

Overkill is the one I'm most interested in.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792524)
Posted by Nekoman on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:11pm CDT
I’ll be getting all but Prime.

I hope these aren’t too limited…
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792527)
Posted by UltraPrimal on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:12pm CDT
--B-- wrote:Now, if we could only get Dragstrip and Wildrider on HTS, then we'd be in business!!!

Damb, right! The Henkei Wildrider is ridiculously expensive and not all that inspired. I hope if Hasbro does a version they make him look like Wildrider and not a straight Rodimus repaint. And no online stores carry him. Just eBay. :-x I will definitely be picking all of these up except Optimus, he's just not that different.

Now if they'd release the BotCon 06 souvenirs at retail, I'd be a very happy man. If they're releasing a BotCon figure that used to be limited to about 30, why not?
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792528)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:14pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:Now if they'd release the BotCon 06 souvenirs at retail, I'd be a very happy man. If they're releasing a BotCon figure that used to be limited to about 30, why not?


Custom Class figures aren't actual BotCon toys.

(99% certain on this)
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792533)
Posted by Hard Hacker on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:19pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
UltraPrimal wrote:Now if they'd release the BotCon 06 souvenirs at retail, I'd be a very happy man. If they're releasing a BotCon figure that used to be limited to about 30, why not?


Custom Class figures aren't actual BotCon toys.

(99% certain on this)


They're listed on the Transformers wiki, so it's not really a kitbash ether.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792557)
Posted by Caelus on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:51pm CDT
Classics Mirage as Dragstrip?

Crasher/Fracture is going to get a twin brother!
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792558)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 22nd, 2008 @ 2:52pm CDT
Hard Hacker wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
UltraPrimal wrote:Now if they'd release the BotCon 06 souvenirs at retail, I'd be a very happy man. If they're releasing a BotCon figure that used to be limited to about 30, why not?


Custom Class figures aren't actual BotCon toys.

(99% certain on this)


They're listed on the Transformers wiki, so it's not really a kitbash ether.


That...authenticates nothing.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792591)
Posted by Sledge on September 22nd, 2008 @ 3:15pm CDT
Ooh, I'd take Overkill. Never thought that mold worked for Grimlock, but I can live with it as a minor character.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792597)
Posted by Savage on September 22nd, 2008 @ 3:23pm CDT
Sledge wrote:That G1-coloured Megatron looks really nice.


QFT.
He's probably the only one of these four that I'll pick up. I'm a sucker for any Megatron with a G1 color scheme.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792601)
Posted by Sledge on September 22nd, 2008 @ 3:26pm CDT
jazzrules wrote:Originally created for the Asia market, they've become HTS exclusives - making it unlikely that I'll be getting any of them as they probably wont make it to our HTS.

Just emailed HTSUK to ask.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792603)
Posted by decepticonjon on September 22nd, 2008 @ 3:27pm CDT
can't believe 3 of the 4 are up already. ok and ds are the only two i'm interested in and at least one is ordered now. can't justify money for that those shitty megs and ops molds
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792636)
Posted by SentinelA on September 22nd, 2008 @ 4:06pm CDT
Megatron might be worth getting along with Overkill. I'd like to see more pics of Dragstrips but there's he's not available on HTS. :-(
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792660)
Posted by dragons on September 22nd, 2008 @ 4:22pm CDT
looks like my question has been answerd looks to me these wont be selling in stores nothing against grimlock i dont like the pain theme on him call me old fashiond but when it comes to to transformer figures i like the oringal colors more than the repaints.

unless if the repaint version is much better than the original like cybertron evac, or breakaway as hotshot repaint those i liked.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792680)
Posted by Powersa on September 22nd, 2008 @ 4:36pm CDT
I got the 2-pack Prime and Megs from Wal-Mart for $10 total last year. These repaints are not bad but I'm not sure about spending $16 plus tax and shipping to get one.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792733)
Posted by Barrelass on September 22nd, 2008 @ 5:50pm CDT
Ordered Overkill, now only 53-55 days of waiting to see how bad Hasbro destroys the nice box that he comes in.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792734)
Posted by decepticonjon on September 22nd, 2008 @ 5:53pm CDT
Barrelass wrote:Ordered Overkill, now only 53-55 days of waiting to see how bad Hasbro destroys the nice box that he comes in.

they should just put the figures in a tightly wound mess of bubble wrap and packing tape and send them that way. why even bother with a box
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792746)
Posted by Senor Hugo on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:09pm CDT
4 Figures
3 Terrible Molds
1 Big waste of time.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792753)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:23pm CDT
Does Hasbro Toy Shop ship to Canada yet?
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792765)
Posted by Cyberstrike on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:36pm CDT
Chaoslock wrote:Prime and Megs: "New packaging, same product. Losers." It would have been so much better to re-release the Classics Voyager Megs and Prime in that packaging, those deluxe molds FAIL.

Overkill and Dragstrip: Gotta see them to judge them, but those boxes alone are enough to buy each of the two.


These 4 are the worst molds of the original classic line avoid them. Both the Grimlock/Overkill and Mirage/Dragstrip molds are worse than the Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792769)
Posted by Sledge on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:38pm CDT
MIRAGE is one of the worst molds? What freaky, twisted planet do you live on? And how do you know what Dragstrip looks like?
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792775)
Posted by Chaoslock on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:44pm CDT
Cyberstrike wrote:
Chaoslock wrote:Prime and Megs: "New packaging, same product. Losers." It would have been so much better to re-release the Classics Voyager Megs and Prime in that packaging, those deluxe molds FAIL.

Overkill and Dragstrip: Gotta see them to judge them, but those boxes alone are enough to buy each of the two.


These 4 are the worst molds of the original classic line avoid them. Both the Grimlock/Overkill and Mirage/Dragstrip molds are worse than the Optimus Prime and Megatron.


I have the Grimlock mold, his feet may be bad, but I wouldn't say it is worse than the Megatron who has no right hand. It just looks more like a nod to the pretender Grimlock than the original one.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792777)
Posted by Barrelass on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:45pm CDT
I doubt we will get it, but a retool of Mirage's head would be nice. IMO Overkill looks great as a repaint of Grimlock. But I always liked the Dino-tapes in G1.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792888)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on September 22nd, 2008 @ 9:44pm CDT
I really want to see Dragstrip... But I can say now that there's a good chance I'll pick him up.
Everything else--

Pass.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792891)
Posted by It Is Him on September 22nd, 2008 @ 9:54pm CDT
It looks like Hasbro found a way to dump all the extra Prime vs Megatron 2packs.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792933)
Posted by Ronny the Mighty on September 22nd, 2008 @ 11:02pm CDT
Oh great. I just spent 3 hours painting my megatron just like this one for nothing #-o ( actualy, I was going more for a shattered glass look, Ill post pics if someone tells me how to post from the my pictures folder)
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792938)
Posted by Blurrz on September 22nd, 2008 @ 11:09pm CDT
hubadah hubadah hubadah.

This is unexpected.. and should be illegal :P
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792939)
Posted by Ronny the Mighty on September 22nd, 2008 @ 11:11pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
This is unexpected.. and should be illegal :P


Just like Jinjo...
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792940)
Posted by UltraPrimal on September 22nd, 2008 @ 11:11pm CDT
bumblebeerocks wrote:Oh great. I just spent 3 hours painting my megatron just like this one for nothing #-o ( actualy, I was going more for a shattered glass look, Ill post pics if someone tells me how to post from the my pictures folder)

Right below Submit Post there's a Upload Attachment option.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792954)
Posted by Protoform-S on September 23rd, 2008 @ 12:08am CDT
Here are some hi-res photos of all 4 special edition figures:

Optimus Prime and Megatron

Dragstrip and Overkill
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792972)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 23rd, 2008 @ 12:38am CDT
These figures are too expensive for their size.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792982)
Posted by Gutter Bunny on September 23rd, 2008 @ 1:27am CDT
drag strip doesn't look as good as i had hoped. I suppose this will serve as a nice placeholder until i learn to paint.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792989)
Posted by Mkall on September 23rd, 2008 @ 2:04am CDT
Seibertron's member Protoform-S has provided us with high-def pictures of the Transformers Universe Special Edition Figures courtasy of Cybertron Philippines. So far we have seen pictures of Optimus Prime, Megatron and Overkill, but this is the first time we've seen pictures of Drag Strip in robot mode

Image

See the rest of the pictures here and here.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792990)
Posted by Bonger on September 23rd, 2008 @ 2:08am CDT
Sledge wrote:MIRAGE is one of the worst molds? What freaky, twisted planet do you live on? And how do you know what Dragstrip looks like?


I know right? Mirage is probably the most aclaimed mold from the original Classics lineup....
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792991)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 23rd, 2008 @ 2:16am CDT
Some folks thinks Mirage is icky. Maybe it's because he doesn't resemble closely the old G1 Mirage.

But for me, the beauty of Mirage is in the art of its figure.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792996)
Posted by Mkall on September 23rd, 2008 @ 2:59am CDT
hmmm, 3 news topics out of one thread. I think we have a new record.

I fully intend to get Overkill and Drag Strip. I can't wait.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (792999)
Posted by bvzxa on September 23rd, 2008 @ 4:00am CDT
Well since I bought Fracture....I guess Drag Strip is next wit Overkill. Aren't they like $15 a pop?
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793003)
Posted by Craven Knight on September 23rd, 2008 @ 4:26am CDT
I think these are all pretty nice, I read on 4chan's /toy/ :roll: that a Premium Cliffjumper, Red Mirage and a Black Prime have been mentioned as future releases for this line.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793005)
Posted by astrobard on September 23rd, 2008 @ 4:40am CDT
why are these sucky mold gets repaint??
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793006)
Posted by Caelus on September 23rd, 2008 @ 5:09am CDT
I wanted a darker yellow on Dragstrip, but I suppose this will look better in car-mode.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793010)
Posted by Electron on September 23rd, 2008 @ 5:36am CDT
do you think takara would screw us over with henkei versions of these figures?
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793012)
Posted by Gutter Bunny on September 23rd, 2008 @ 5:42am CDT
Electron wrote:do you think takara would screw us over with henkei versions of these figures?


i find it entirely likely...though i'm not sure i'd consider it screwing us over.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793018)
Posted by Electron on September 23rd, 2008 @ 6:16am CDT
Gutter Bunny wrote:
Electron wrote:do you think takara would screw us over with henkei versions of these figures?


i find it entirely likely...though i'm not sure i'd consider it screwing us over.


by releasing a far superior version of the repaint of the thing i just imported from the U S of A

so i think that qualifies as screwing me on a personal level
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793023)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on September 23rd, 2008 @ 6:33am CDT
DRAGSTRIP





tell me tell me tell me when hes out :D
*dream come true*
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793049)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2008 @ 7:33am CDT
Dragstrip is really nice. Exactly what the fans wanted, except no remolding, but it is really nice to know HASBRO is doing more for us than we think.

And Overkill is very, very close to the Botcon Customs Class version, but more white!!!
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793072)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:04am CDT
Pre-Orders are now open on HasbroToyShop.com for 3 of the 4 Special Edition Transformers.

Megatron

Optimus Prime

Overkill

The price is $15.99 each and they are scheduled to ship in December. Using the fill your cart to max option, there were 750 Overkills to be pre-ordered at this time.

Go get 'em! And thanks to Chindogg!
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793093)
Posted by Asphalt22 on September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:39am CDT
So now all we need is a customizing kit for Overkill that has a horn, his side cannons, and a different tail so he can stand upright in a more godzilla like fashion.
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793100)
Posted by dragons on September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:44am CDT
pass for me i dont need 2 primes, & megatrons of the same figure i didnt like tehm that much that i would want 2 of them the other two ill just get henkei, or us versions of when the time comes
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793113)
Posted by Stormrider on September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:52am CDT
Any chance these will be offered through other online retailers?
Re: Transformers Universe Special Editions up on HTS (793115)
Posted by Ronny the Mighty on September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:54am CDT
#-o is it just me or is prime WORSE than before?

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