Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review

Transformers News: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 12:07AM CDT

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A fellow fan, by the name of Jeremy Boutwell, has shared a link to his video review of the Wal*Mart Exclusive Decepticon Stinger (Legion/Legends Class) and Dinobot Slug (Deluxe Class) 2-Pack, on our Facebook page. Consisting of a redeco of the Legends Class ROTF Sideways figure and a redeco (and faction change!) of Beast Wars Neo Guiledart, the set is affordable at it's current price of $14.88 and it's available now at most Wal*Mart stores across the country.

Check out the video review below:



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Credit(s): Jeremy Boutwell
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Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602417)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 28th, 2014 @ 12:30am CDT
megatronus wrote:Botcon and SDCC figures are not produced en masse. Presumably, these are.
According to what, exactly?

megatronus wrote:Please, please get it into your head that this is NOT Botcon, which is being run by TFCC and necessitates higher price points by sheer nature of exclusivity and cost. And this isn't SDCC 2014, where more exclusive 4-packs with more expensive decos, add-ins, and packaging cost not much more than some of these sets will cost at retail.
And Hasbro itself isn't allowed to also create high-end uber expensive exclusives in the vein of convention exclusives on its own?

megatronus wrote:You can bring up Botcon or SDCC all you want, but it's apples and oranges. Just because these molds have premium decos does not mean they should cost as much as convention exclusives. I don't mind ambivalence to high prices, but your blind defense of them, and odd suppression of those who grimace at the price tag, doesn't just seem elitist, but is, in the truest sense of the word, elitist. And when it comes to retail product, mass or not, that's not cool in my book.
Why should Hasbro be obligated to give us only affordable goods and be forbidden to once in a while try its own take on the same variety of expensive collector grade items as seen with convention exclusives?
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602419)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 28th, 2014 @ 12:45am CDT
To put it simply megatronus, just save your ass and end the flame-war. It's a lost cause.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602422)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 28th, 2014 @ 2:07am CDT
The repaint trend continues, with another video review by fellow Seibertronian grimdragon2001, who was able to find a Walmart exclusive two-pack Transformers: Age of Extinction Grimlock and Optimus Prime! This is the one featuring the Energon Cruellock repaint for the Dinobot leader, and a redeco of Revenge of the Fallen Legends Class Optimus Prime. Check it out below.

Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602429)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 28th, 2014 @ 2:46am CDT
For that Walmart Exclusive Basic Grimlock and Optimus set:

That video reviewer is not really good, camera wise. I couldmt see shayt for Grimmy's transformation and hyis hands are always in the way when he try to show something. Nevertheless, I've seen enough to want the set. Mainly because I don't have that energon dino mold. If the price is roughly that of a deluxe and if I can find it in stores, I would defenitely buy it.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602449)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 28th, 2014 @ 7:55am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:To put it simply megatronus, just save your ass and end the flame-war. It's a lost cause.
There's no flamewar going on. He and I have kept things civil.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602454)
Posted by megatronus on August 28th, 2014 @ 8:27am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:Botcon and SDCC figures are not produced en masse. Presumably, these are.
According to what, exactly?

This is my inference based on how companies make money generally, and the specific evidence we've seen with Hasbro & Takara's shared MP production runs. Those measures cut costs, and I see no reason why Hasbro wouldn't share production runs with Takara or the mainline figures. Especially with premium sets that cost more anyway. Is that thinking really a stretch?

Sabrblade wrote:And Hasbro itself isn't allowed to also create high-end uber expensive exclusives in the vein of convention exclusives on its own?

Sabrblade wrote:Why should Hasbro be obligated to give us only affordable goods and be forbidden to once in a while try its own take on the same variety of expensive collector grade items as seen with convention exclusives?

I never said Hasbro shouldn't create high end items. Just the opposite - they should, and I think these Platinum sets are great.

That said, you bring up the fact that convention exclusives exist as if that's a justification for bloated retail prices... and it's a completely different situation. What I don't get are people complaining about the high cost or limited availability of convention exclusives - if you want the exclusive, go to the convention. But these are retail products, and I think it's flawed to apply convention logic here, even if these products are retailer exclusives. I have no problem paying a slight premium for a premium product, but I still don't understand how a large premium (which I will still pay) is somehow defensible just because things cost more at conventions. What??

If this is just an agree to disagree thing, fine. But that's my position.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602455)
Posted by megatronus on August 28th, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:To put it simply megatronus, just save your ass and end the flame-war. It's a lost cause.

I see what you did there!



:lol: :lol: :lol:



Sabrblade wrote:There's no flamewar going on. He and I have kept things civil.

Indeed! And for that I am thankful. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602456)
Posted by User897 on August 28th, 2014 @ 8:43am CDT
The Optimus Prime with trailer looks like that nasty-ass, stubby First Edition version, so that's an easy pass. I wouldn't mind having some of the others, but since they are in multipacks with figures that I DON'T want, Hasbro gets no money from me. Again.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602534)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 28th, 2014 @ 4:43pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:To put it simply megatronus, just save your ass and end the flame-war. It's a lost cause.

I see what you did there!



:lol: :lol: :lol:



Sabrblade wrote:There's no flamewar going on. He and I have kept things civil.

Indeed! And for that I am thankful. :BOWDOWN:

Yay! Someone who got the really hidden pun!
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602810)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 30th, 2014 @ 9:40am CDT
I don't know for how long this has been up, but:

Lost Age Series LA13 Battle Attack Nemesis Prime

A Nemesis repaint of Power Attacker Optimus Prime. And I see s many yays and cringes :lol:
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602833)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 30th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
Fellow Transformers fan Rubin Kumar from Malaysia was able to find, purchase and take some photos of the Transformers: Age of Extinction Platinum Edition two-pack Optimus Prime and Grimlock, each figure being a redeco of their respective Leader Class figures. Check out the images he sent us below from te Aeon Seremban 2 shopping mall in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, and make sure to flag up any sightings of your own in the appropriate section and forums!









Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602838)
Posted by RhA on August 30th, 2014 @ 11:02am CDT
The AOE toyline is starting to reek of desparation.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602839)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 30th, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
RhA wrote:The AOE toyline is starting to reek of desparation.


Well it is already half-way in, if we're to believe it'll end within the year.

I wouldn't mind getting this set even tough it'll be quite pricey in-store.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1602850)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 30th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
These are one of the few Transformers AOE toys that make sense along with Drift and that Breakout Battle Optimus Prime.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1603043)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 30th, 2014 @ 11:10pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I don't know for how long this has been up, but:

Lost Age Series LA13 Battle Attack Nemesis Prime

A Nemesis repaint of Power Attacker Optimus Prime. And I see s many yays and cringes :lol:


I like it but my review of the regular release is kinda dying off in views so I'm not sure if I'll get it.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1603073)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 31st, 2014 @ 4:24am CDT
Transformers Colombia, a Facebook fan page, has provided the first official in and out of package images of the upcoming Age Of Extinction G1 Deco Voyager Slog, courtesy of group member Felipe León Nájera. Slog is an Amazon.com exclusive and can be preordered here. (His release date is scheduled for December 15th, but dates are not always set in stone.)

Slog shares the same deco as the G1 Dinobot set from this years San Diego Comic Con. You can see more of that set here.

You can see the regular retail release in our always detailed, always awesome figure galleries, by clicking right here!

We've mirrored the updated images below:







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Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1603089)
Posted by megatronus on August 31st, 2014 @ 7:14am CDT
1. I'm very, very excited for these Platinum sets. That Platinum Leader Grimlock is the best of the bunch, I think.

2. G1-deco Slog looks awesome! Can't wait for Amazon to ship him out.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1603137)
Posted by Fifo on August 31st, 2014 @ 12:51pm CDT
I really like this figure, even more so now that I have removed all those weird clunky weapons, even down to the black pegs that hold the lances. He now looks sleek and uncomplicated, and actually like a dinosaur.

Personally I don't think Dinobots need these weapons; they can rely on their sheer brute force. But Slog and Slug suffered the most by poor incorporation into the figure.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1603154)
Posted by DMSL on August 31st, 2014 @ 1:51pm CDT
I am passing on this and all of the AOE Dinosaurs, i think they all look terrible. Way too simplistic in design and there is no consistency colour wise.
Re: Wal*Mart Exclusives Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger & Dinobot Slug Video Review (1603157)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 31st, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
Huh, not too shabby. I'd get him and the other G1 repaints from wherever, but I find myself wanting the main line figures more.

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