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Official Images for Transformers Alt Modes Reveals at SDCC #HASBROSDCC

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:00 pm

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Hot on the heels of our other official images, Hasbro have also sent out official images of five of the figures in wave 2 of the Transformers Alt Modes line. Below you can see: Hound, Bluestreak (who is grey and red), Dirge, Sideswipe, and a Silver Optimus Prime. Although there’s no sign of the previously seen Bumblebee, Acid Storm, Cliffjumper, or Smokescreen it's likely that they'll all be coming soon. Check them out and let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Bronzewolf » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:14 pm

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby MCutter » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:29 pm

It's hard to get a sense of size on these since there is nothing in the display case to compare them to.
Are the boxes the same size as Funko Pop Mystery Mini boxes?
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Lucky Logician » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:44 pm

Why do some of them have purple logos when most have gray logos? Are the purple ones the chase figures?
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:54 pm

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Sunstorm looks more like Nova Storm than himself.
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Rainmaker » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:53 am

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Deathsanras » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:12 am

Some of these guys look really unhappy. Angry, happy, aggressive I get, but why make figures that look just plain depressed?
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Transformers Alt Modes Forst Wave Found at US Retail

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:35 pm

While we got the latest reveals in the Alt Modes line a few days ago, we now have some great news for fans wanting these: they have been found at retail.

Tigertrack has found the first wave at TRU in Metairie, LA.

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:20 pm

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I didn't expect these to actually be coming to mass retail toy venues. I was thinking they'd be more at home in places like gift shops, novelty shops, places that sell nick nacks and such.
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:30 pm

Sabrblade wrote:I didn't expect these to actually be coming to mass retail toy venues. I was thinking they'd be more at home in places like gift shops, novelty shops, places that sell nick nacks and such.

Toysrus does have a whole section with stuff like this and other blind bag items.
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:38 pm

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby crazyfist » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:51 am

I found these in the Transformers section at the Winston-Salem, NC TRU. $6.99 a piece.
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Giant Purple Griffin » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:33 am

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It's interesting that these seemed to hit pretty uniformly at the same time across the country. I found these in CT earlier this week. Usually you see the first sighting out west somewhere, and then they trickle East.
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In Hand Images and Review for Transformers Alt Modes Toys

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:29 am

Our podcast star xRotorstormx went wild on these new Alt Modes figures and bought the entire first wave and sent us pictures. While they are blindbagged, there is a small hole in the back where you can try to figure out which character is in the box. A video review after the images will show you how to find the one you want. You will also be able to get an idea of the scale of these when looking at the reviewer handling them. Thse are small 2.5 inch one step figures and the first wave features:

Megatron
Ultra Magnus
Optimus Prime
Prowl (who looks super grumpy)
Nemesis Prime
Starscream
Skywarp
Thundercracker

Here are a few words from Rotorstorm regarding her new purchase:

Last night I was able to get my hands on these adorable (yes, I said adorable!) little figures from my local Toys R Us. To me, they are more of a display piece, much like Kreos, as they are simple 1-step figures but I found them quite enjoyable to play with.

They come in blind boxes, similar to the Loyal Subject figures, but much cheaper ($6.99 each). On the plus side, there is a small hole in the back of the box that allows you to see inside a bit so you can try and figure out what character is inside.

In vehicle mode, they look like Micro Machine versions of the G1 vehicle modes and have little wheels that you can drive them around :D which I got a kick out of. Be careful though with your Starscream nosecone, as I ended up somehow being able to spin him in the wrong direction and scuffed the tip a little. :(

In robot mode, they are a little top heavy...no surprise there... so it takes a little finagling to get them to stand without any support but it can be done!

and...if you feel compelled...decapitate your prowl to form PROWLASTATOR!

Overall, I think they all look good. Megatron and Prowl could use a little more paint detail but I love that the trucks remind me Micro Machines, Starscream has sparkly blue paint, and how can you not love sad face Prowl?

If you're looking for something simple and fun, I say pick some up. I'm definitely looking forward to wave 2!

//grumpy prowl out


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Our other pocastig star, Tigertrack, got Prowl and took some comparison images to giv you a sense of scale.

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:50 pm

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby whacko » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:07 pm

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These might actually be kind of cool, if not for those big stupid logo tabs on the top of the head. For me that just ruins what would otherwise be a neat little inexpensive toy.
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:32 pm

Sabr, this is the section I was referring to. Not sure if they will show up there or in the transformer aisle, but Toysrus does have a novelty blinbag collectables section:

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Tyrannacon » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:54 pm

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Bumblebee21 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:44 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Sabr, this is the section I was referring to. Not sure if they will show up there or in the transformer aisle, but Toysrus does have a novelty blinbag collectables section:

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Sowndwave76 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:52 pm

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Can the symbols on the heads be hidden away??

Overall, I don't mind the look, but seriously... Blind boxes. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Bumblebee21 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:26 pm

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Sowndwave76 wrote:Can the symbols on the heads be hidden away??

Overall, I don't mind the look, but seriously... Blind boxes. :BANG_HEAD:

There is a hole in the box so that you can see who it is
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

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Sowndwave76 wrote:Can the symbols on the heads be hidden away??

Overall, I don't mind the look, but seriously... Blind boxes. :BANG_HEAD:


They can be folded back to lay back on the head
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby Lucky Logician » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:09 pm

Why do some have colored logos but most have gray logos? Are the color ones the chase figures...?
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby xRotorstormx » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:48 am

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Lucky Logician wrote:Why do some have colored logos but most have gray logos? Are the color ones the chase figures...?


I was wondering that myself. Both Magnus and Prowl have red autobot logos but Primes is Grey like the other decepticon logos.

Yes, the logos can be folded back onto the head to make them less noticeable.


The hole in the box makes for a pretty easy process. I ended up getting one of each with no duplicates but I took the time to shake the box while staring into the hole to see who was in there. It's pretty easy when a defining feature lands in the hole like one of the jet cockpits or just by the color
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby reluctantyouth » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:08 am

Wow...Just wow are these stupid.

The large emblem on top is enough to turn me off. Then you add in them being top heavy and they're garbage. It's as if the designers initially thought these would be cute "transforming" Christmas ornaments. Then that idea was scrapped for mainline production. Couldn't you just see a small hole in the emblems for Christmas hooks? You could drill holes yourself I'm sure. :???: :-?

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