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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby carytheone » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:59 am

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I picked up the last Prowl at my TRU.

Has anyone notices these guy auto transform by pulling the insignia on top of their head? They are all geared up to do so, the hanging down tab on the right side their head is housing part of the mechanism.

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These are fun little work distraction toys and can even be transformed in one hand, manually or via the pull tab.

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NYCC 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Reveals on Hasbro Preview Night

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:48 pm

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New York Comic Con keeps on trucking along, and we now bring to you images of the upcoming Transformers: Alt Modes figures! These little dudes have massive heads and tiny bodies, and the 8 on display at New York Comic Con included: Megatron, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Bluestreak, Hound, Starscream, Cliffjumper, and an eighth figures that is a grey redeco of Optimus Prime. Check out the images below, and stay tuned for all your New York Comic Con information!

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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby primalxconvoy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:22 am

NOPE.
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Re: Upcoming 2016 Transformers Alt Modes Official Product Images

Postby RAR » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:55 am

Maybe If I trip over one at a Car Boot Sale -but otherwise I can't see me buying these.
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby Tyrannacon » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:24 am

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I really want to get a Megatron, but I hate the blind-pack way these things come packaged. You can't really see much to identify it through the tiny hole on the side of it. I spent like 30 minutes in TRU here trying to get an identification going and still couldn't.
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:51 am

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Tyrannacon wrote:I really want to get a Megatron, but I hate the blind-pack way these things come packaged. You can't really see much to identify it through the tiny hole on the side of it. I spent like 30 minutes in TRU here trying to get an identification going and still couldn't.
Phone flashlight might help? It should at least get you the plastic color, which is often enough, and if it isn't try shaking it.

In other news, my TRU had a case of these marked as Wave 2 on the Hasbro shipping box. It was opened, so I looked in it and it looked like Wave 1 again so I skipped it. Looking back at some old images though, I think it might have been the case with Bee and Cliffjumper in lieu of Magnus and Prowl or something like that? Anyone else seen this around?
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby Tyrannacon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:20 am

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ScottyP wrote:
Tyrannacon wrote:I really want to get a Megatron, but I hate the blind-pack way these things come packaged. You can't really see much to identify it through the tiny hole on the side of it. I spent like 30 minutes in TRU here trying to get an identification going and still couldn't.
Phone flashlight might help? It should at least get you the plastic color, which is often enough, and if it isn't try shaking it.

In other news, my TRU had a case of these marked as Wave 2 on the Hasbro shipping box. It was opened, so I looked in it and it looked like Wave 1 again so I skipped it. Looking back at some old images though, I think it might have been the case with Bee and Cliffjumper in lieu of Magnus and Prowl or something like that? Anyone else seen this around?


Aye. I actually went third party on this one and bought a Megatron one direct from a seller on eBay (decently priced too). So I have Megatron now and I'm content with it. It's a neat little toy though. Last time I went to TRU they weren't as well-stocked. So they must be selling a bit better than I initially thought they would. They're great desktop toys. Like having one of those POP's or whatever on your desk.
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:40 pm

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Cliffjumper and Bee are kinda cute but these aren't really my thing.
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby Rainmaker » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:44 am

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How many times are they going to repaint bumblebee red and think it's cliffjumper? It looks like a red bumblebee, not a cliffjumper. Cliffjumper isn't a straight repaint.

I still want them, though.


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Transformers Alt Modes Wave 2 Sighted at US Retail

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:34 pm

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Also via Bounti76 and their Walmart store in Centerville, Utah, we have a first sighting for the second wave of Transformers Alt-Modes figures, the superdeformed tiny robots with a big head - as seen back at NYCC. They come in blind packs, but your fellow Seibetronian was able to snag a Cliffjumper and a Sideswipe. Check them out below!

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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:25 pm

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I kind of find the Sideswipe adorable. May have to be on the lookout for those bags
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:51 am

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I'd love to get some of these, but the whole blind box thing is a turn off. Knowing my luck I'd get two of the same figure.
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:35 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:I'd love to get some of these, but the whole blind box thing is a turn off. Knowing my luck I'd get two of the same figure.
They're pretty fun. Worth nabbing at least one of your favorite characters. The first wave had a little peepy hole in the side so you could pick the one you like.

I wonder if series two will be the same :-?

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I kind of find the Sideswipe adorable. May have to be on the lookout for those bags
I feel I need that Sideswipe too. Do we know the full line up yet?
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:06 am

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carytheone wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I kind of find the Sideswipe adorable. May have to be on the lookout for those bags
I feel I need that Sideswipe too. Do we know the full line up yet?
We probably do, but I've never given much heed to alt modes, so I don't know anything really. But now though I need to start looking. I want one
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:01 am

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D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
carytheone wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I kind of find the Sideswipe adorable. May have to be on the lookout for those bags
I feel I need that Sideswipe too. Do we know the full line up yet?
We probably do, but I've never given much heed to alt modes, so I don't know anything really. But now though I need to start looking. I want one
Fun desk toy at least and worth getting one for.

If you pull the insignia tab on top, it triggers the "transformation". It can even be done one handed. Fun for quick change action fun! ;)^
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:32 pm

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So I was on my lunch time toy run and I ran across what I thought were new Alt Modes at Target. The display, packaging and bot assortment is new-ish (some repeats), but they are labeled as series one. The old packaging looked different and had a different line up.

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I think the local TRU still has a case or so of the old ones or I can dig out my box from the older style to compare.
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:55 pm

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I'm thinking of making a Walmart run later this week or next week. Maybe I'll take a peak
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:50 pm

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carytheone wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I'd love to get some of these, but the whole blind box thing is a turn off. Knowing my luck I'd get two of the same figure.
They're pretty fun. Worth nabbing at least one of your favorite characters. The first wave had a little peepy hole in the side so you could pick the one you like.


Did not know about the hole. How easy is it to tell who's in there?
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:47 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:
carytheone wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I'd love to get some of these, but the whole blind box thing is a turn off. Knowing my luck I'd get two of the same figure.
They're pretty fun. Worth nabbing at least one of your favorite characters. The first wave had a little peepy hole in the side so you could pick the one you like.


Did not know about the hole. How easy is it to tell who's in there?
Pretty easy actually. The hole is just a little smaller than a dime. You can wiggle the box a bit and move the figure around to get a better view. I was able to pick every character out until I found a Prowl. If you spot one in the wild, give 'em a shake ;)^
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:04 pm

Motto: "While shelf space may be fleeting, plastic is forever"
And here is the OG series 1.

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Conspiracy? #altmodegate? Probably just a running change. Still weird though :-?


Oh, and Chuck, those holes on the lineup side is where you can get your 10¢ peek on :saint:


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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:53 pm

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Did someone ask for a break down of the line? To the, actually, my brain, shamefully.

Wave 1 and 2 - Series 1 with a literally identical assortment for some reason, probably miscommunication. Seem at TRU stores in the later half of 2016.
  • Optimus Prime
  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Thundercracker
  • Skywarp
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Prowl
  • Nemesis Prime

Wave 3 - more of Series 1, showing up at Target stores now.
New toys
  • Sunstorm
  • Acid Storm
  • Smokescreen
  • Bumblebee
  • Cliffjumper
Wave 1 carryovers
  • Optimus Prime
  • Megatron
  • Starscream

Wave 4 - Series 2, showing up at Wal-Mart stores now and some Targets. Unsure if this was solicited as Wave 4 or "2017 Wave 1" or something similar.
New toys
  • Hound
  • Sideswipe
  • Bluestreak
  • Silver Optimus Prime
Series 1 carryovers
  • Bumblebee
  • Cliffjumper
  • Megatron
  • Starscream

Future Waves - revealed, unknown release dates.
  • Dirge
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:45 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Also, since these aren't true blind boxes, I've added the series back to the sightings page: http://www.seibertron.com/sightings/ind ... t-modes235

Hope that helps!
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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:40 pm

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Spotted series 2 at Wal-mart today. ScottyP did and excellent write up, but a picture is worth a 1000 words ;)

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Re: Transformers Alt Modes Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:28 pm

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Psssst... $3.97 each at Gamestop.

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Transformers Alt Modes on Sale at Gamestop

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:14 am

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Seibertronian music master Carytheone has dropped in to let us know that the highly cute and highly addictive Transformers Alt Mode figures have started showing up for $3.97 at Gamestop! Normally priced around $6.97, these little figures are fun novelty items that are well worth the $3.97 to get them.

So head on out to your local Gamestop and pick yourself up some Alt Modes!

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