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Transformers Generations Selects Turtler and Gulf Shipping from Hasbro Pulse

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
Thanks to a heads up from several Seibertronians, we have news that the long awaited release of the Transformers Generations Selects Turtler and Gulf from Hasbro Pulse is finally upon us!

As you might remember, all 6 of the Generations Selects Seacons were delayed at some point or another prior to their original release dates. Despite the current worldwide situation with COVID-19, the figures are now ready for release, and Turtler and Gulf are ready to ship out from Pulse. With the release of these first 2 Seacons, we can expect to see the final 2 pairs here soon enough, so stay tuned to Pulse and to Seibertron as we await the release of the final 2 seacons from Pulse.

Are you ready to receive these Seacons? Are you ready to finally form King Poseidon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:28 am
by Dr. Caelus
I've had these for a while, and in the context of WFC figures, they don't feel as overpriced as I expected. Skalor is beefier than most deluxes, and has five accessories (sword, combiner hand, cannons, and transforming tail weapon). His paint job and articulation are great, though probably not on par with Siege figures. Snaptrap/Turtler feels like a leader-class WFC figure - voyager sized but loaded with accessories that can be used in different ways. You can make pretty cool little tank out of his rifle, shell, shoulder cannons, and combiner feet. The rifle and cannons are compatible with 5mm blast effects, too.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 pm
by chuckdawg1999
Hopefully BBTS gets theirs in soon.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:58 pm
by Bounti76
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Hopefully BBTS gets theirs in soon.


Are they even still doing theirs? It's been a while, but as I recall, their preorders vanished from their listings, and they never even listed the last two. Please correct me if I'm wrong; I ordered via TFSource, so I don't remember.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:56 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
To quickly weigh in on the exhaust vs. Slicer, I would prefer Slicer actually. I'd like an Action Master as a new Transformer design

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:52 pm
by chuckdawg1999
Bounti76 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Hopefully BBTS gets theirs in soon.


Are they even still doing theirs? It's been a while, but as I recall, their preorders vanished from their listings, and they never even listed the last two. Please correct me if I'm wrong; I ordered via TFSource, so I don't remember.


I was able to get pre-orders in for the first two and they're still listed in my account. Hopefully I haven't made a mistake.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:45 am
by triKlops
Just got charged for the first 2 Seacons via Pulse. We will see how long it takes to make it here.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:54 pm
by TF-fan kev777
triKlops wrote:Just got charged for the first 2 Seacons via Pulse. We will see how long it takes to make it here.


I got charged on Wednesday, still not shipped yet.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:55 pm
by chuckdawg1999
If they get any in-stock I'll probably pick them up from Pulse.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:17 pm
by o.supreme
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Hopefully BBTS gets theirs in soon.


Yeah that listing for the first 2 on BBTS was pulled in less than an hour. Probably when they realized they weren't going to be able to order directly. Either they may bite the bullet and make good ordering from pulse, then just forward to you, or probably just cancel the order and not charge you. That is the one good thign about BBTS is they do not charge until the item is actually in stock.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:30 pm
by ebonyleopard
Has anyone else had this problem with their Select Seawing? I’ve noticed mine has come misassembled on his right leg, where the knee joint is put in backwards? This prevents him from bending his knee backwards in robot mode, but doesn’t affect his ability to transform into a stingray.

Anyone know a good way to get these pins out?

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:45 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Backwards nothing: your Seawing/Kraken has two left upper legs including knees.

In Hand Images of Generations Selects Tentakil, Overbite and Piranacon

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:28 pm
by william-james88
It's the end of the month, which means the new Transformers toys from Takara are out. that includes Generations Selects Tentakil and Overbite. Transformers fan Richard shared some images (to keep his privacy we will not link to his personal Facebook page) and you can see them below. He of course took the opportunity to finally combine them all to make King Poseidon / Piranacon.

So, are you getting yours? Or did you decide this combiner was just a bit too much money to your liking? Regardless of your choice, let us know how you feel about it now!

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:46 pm
by Rodimus Prime
They all look pretty sharp. I haven't preordered them due to financial issues, but if it's feasible, I'm definitely gonna pick them up on the 2ndary market. For some reason, Piranacon looks skinnier than I remember him onscreen and the comic pages, but I guess he's accurate to the original toy, which was 1 of my favorites.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:19 am
by Sabrblade
These are the only two I'm still waiting for.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:50 am
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Actually, the original Piranacon/King Poseidon is a bit on the chubby side:
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It comes from his components having a lot more meat on their bones while still having to have the same robot mode and limb-mode heights as the other "Scramble City" type combiners, so they and the combination end up a bit squashed and chubby.
Abominus has the same issue but to a distinctly lesser degree.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:04 am
by Bounti76
If anyone can look at Tentakil in robot mode and NOT see a repaint as Scylla....

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:06 am
by Rodimus Prime
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Actually, the original Piranacon/King Poseidon is a bit on the chubby side:
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It comes from his components having a lot more meat on their bones while still having to have the same robot mode and limb-mode heights as the other "Scramble City" type combiners, so they and the combination end up a bit squashed and chubby.
Abominus has the same issue but to a distinctly lesser degree.
I always had Snaptrap's legs a bit closer together to make him taller. I never liked the squatting look on the original gestalts, but some of them couldn't be helped, their chest-crotch armor forced their legs to stay immobile.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:12 am
by Sentinel_Primal
Piranacon looks great! If the prices on the secondary market aren't too insane, I may end up trying to get him

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:23 am
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Actually, the original Piranacon/King Poseidon is a bit on the chubby side:
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It comes from his components having a lot more meat on their bones while still having to have the same robot mode and limb-mode heights as the other "Scramble City" type combiners, so they and the combination end up a bit squashed and chubby.
Abominus has the same issue but to a distinctly lesser degree.
I always had Snaptrap's legs a bit closer together to make him taller. I never liked the squatting look on the original gestalts, but some of them couldn't be helped, their chest-crotch armor forced their legs to stay immobile.
That armor also made it look a lot less like squatting, at least on Superion, Menasor, and Bruticus. I can say that much with confidence, since RiD Ruination and G2 Superion have been fixtures of my shelves for a while now, and G1 Menasor was for a while as well.

Even without Snaptrap/Turtler's legs squatting, G1 Piranacon/King Poseidon's limb members end up looking chubby as limbs.

I'd love to get some measurements of the SELECTS Seacons' beast modes, so that I can try doing papercraft versions of said beast modes. If I can't manage it, I hope someone else does.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:35 am
by Rodimus Prime
Can I get a reminder, how much were these on Hasbro Pulse or the other sites they were available on?

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:00 am
by Bounti76
Rodimus Prime wrote:Can I get a reminder, how much were these on Hasbro Pulse or the other sites they were available on?


As I recall, most sites had Snap Trap/Turtler at $59.99. Pulse had the limbs at $34.99, and most other sites had them at $39.99. I think there may have been several cancellations, because I later saw them on various sites for a bigger markup than they'd originally been listed.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:22 am
by LeAwesome1
I just paid the remaining balance for the last two Seacons (I did a 10% deposit) so will be able to complete Piranacon within the week hopefully!

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:49 am
by gothsaurus
Does anyone here have the G1 AND Takara vintage toys? I’ve always wondered if there were any color changes between them. I’d love to see a comparison pic... and actually all four G1 variants counting the two reissues. Thanks if so!

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:23 am
by o.supreme
Sabrblade wrote:These are the only two I'm still waiting for.


Same. Does anyone know if TFSource has shipped any out yet? Just curious because I ordered the first 4 from Asia directly, but ordered these last 2 from TFSource because they were available. Just wondering if they ship earlier than Hasbro Pulse, or on about the same schedule...or if they haven't shipped any yet, that would be a bit concerning.

Also I know the fun of these Seacons is you can configure them many different ways. I was a bit surprised however that Turtler's instructions didn't have an *official* suggested combination, they just show an image of how Gulf/Skalor can be an arm, leg, or weapon.

Ill have fun messing with these guys, but when he goes on display it will be in official King Poseidon formation.

IIRC the only difference between Piranacon and King Poseidon was that for:

Piranacon: Right Arm= Overbite & Weapon= Lobclaw/Nautilator
King Poseidon Right Arm= Lobclaw/Nautilator & Weapon= Overbite

I think thats right, but its been a long time since I've owned the original Piranacon...It will be nice when this selects King Poseidon is complete