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Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:18 am
by El Duque
The Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron minion two-packs have made their initial retail sighting in Australia. This wave includes the Frenzy-Ratbat and Ravage-Rumble sets. This sighting comes to us via the Australian fansite Ozformers, who just last week reported the first retail sighting Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Voyager Wave 1 (Soundwave and Soundblaster).

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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:33 am
by RiddlerJ
I know they won't, but I really wish they would sell Laserbeak and Buzzsaw in a seperate two pack. I want them, but don't see the need for another WFC Soundwave when I have the deluxe.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:52 am
by SG Roadbuster
how much were they?

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:59 am
by Mindmaster
Is Ratbat a purple Laserbeak with a bat head?

Can't wait for these little suckers. Soundwave especially.

They'd look great on my Classics shelf. :grin:

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:27 am
by #Sideways#
Must. Have. Them. ALL! :KREMZEEK:

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:04 pm
by Mindmaster
#Sideways# wrote:Must. Have. Them. ALL! :KREMZEEK:


Sung to the theme of Pokemon:
Casseticons: GOTTA BUY THEM ALL!

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:30 pm
by El Duque
Hot on the heels of their initial retail sighting in Australia we now have in-hand images of the Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Decepticon Data Disc two-packs courtesy of the Allspark's facebook page. These two sets include Ravage with Rumble and Ratbat with Frenzy. We've mirrored a few images below, the full gallery can be found by clicking here.


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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:42 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
The more I look, the more I want them. And the more the little voice in my head says "Make up your mind already!".

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:45 pm
by Mindmaster
El Duque wrote:Image


Well, that answers my question.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:05 pm
by AdamPrime
Mother of God.... *puts on anti-RIRFIB flak jacket and helmet*

Not sure about these guys. The general idea is cool - I've always wanted to see a non-cassette minion - but these ain't particularly complex or clever. That Ratbat looks extra clunky with its naff disc-wings and tiny head. :-(

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:13 pm
by gothsaurus
Ratbat has a great head sculpt. I think the functionality makes everything about this a compromise. Soundwave is thick chested with a wonky stick in his back, and these guys have their own proportion issues... usually to the tune of being too thick... also partly to contain the spring mechanisms, etc.

BUT I think with them in hand, we may all change our tune a bit because of the playability, launching, auto-transformation. (?)

Guessing we may walk away from the entire FOC line feeling like it was a bit of a compromise. Heh.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:36 pm
by Doubledealer93
Oh yeah im getting them all.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:42 pm
by Noideaforaname
Love the bios.

Not sure if I'm buying these guys, but it's cool they not only did a faithful update to the original toy's gimmick but they also did much more than just Laserbeak. While there's technically only ~3 molds, we've gotten Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Sunder, Ratbat, Rumble, Frenzy, Rewind, Eject, Ravage, Ramhorn, and Steeljaw all within a short period.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:42 pm
by Blasphemous Prime
Frenzy is red, Rumble is blue! For the win! :DANCE:

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:56 pm
by Sabrblade
From High Councilor to disk-bat. Poor Ratbat. :P

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:01 pm
by RAcast
I plan to just grab Ravage and Rumble, I'm not particularity impressed with Ratbat, and I don't feel compelled to pick up Frenzy.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:06 pm
by gothsaurus
So we're confirmed to get ALL these with FOC? If so, that's cool news. Minions are a good thing. Is this the mold breakdown? Any new heads besides Ratbat?

1. Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Sunder, Ratbat,
2. Rumble, Frenzy, Rewind, Eject
3. Ravage, Ramhorn, Steeljaw

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:09 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
gothsaurus wrote:So we're confirmed to get ALL these with FOC? If so, that's cool news. Minions are a good thing. Is this the mold breakdown? Any new heads besides Ratbat?

1. Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Sunder, Ratbat,
2. Rumble, Frenzy, Rewind, Eject
3. Ravage, Ramhorn, Steeljaw


Almost:

1) Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Sundor (from Sun and Condor) and the retool Ratbat
2) Rumble, Frenzy and the retools Eject and Rewind
3) Ravage and possibly Steeljaw
4) Ramhorn

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:18 pm
by gothsaurus
Wow. That's a staggering list. (And sorry about the typo.)

They did a great job finding in a way to shoehorn in a LOT of (often rarely-used) characters for the FOC line. The retool with Blaster really is nicely executed, too. I hope they can keep up this kind of well-planned thinking.

As is, our "Classics"/WFC/FOC shelves will be overflowing... and every Decepticon is going to have a bird on his shoulder. ;-)

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:09 pm
by Bounti76
While I wish Ratbat was a darker purple, I'm pretty satisfied with him, and that mold in general. The Frenzy and Rumble mold is adequate.

Ravage, however, looks like a coffee table with legs and a head. :SICK:

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:14 pm
by Bounti76
JelZe GoldRabbit
1) Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Sundor (from Sun and Condor) and the retool Ratbat
2) Rumble, Frenzy and the retools Eject and Rewind
3) Ravage and possibly Steeljaw
4) Ramhorn


While spelling it Sundor for the reason you stated above makes sense- that's what the original toy was called/spelled- I thought I'd seen in all the official announcements and listings that his toy was spelled Sunder. I could be wrong, though.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:13 pm
by craggy
these look pretty decent. if they're cheap enough I'll have them all. Loving the squareness of the heads on the Frumble twins.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:17 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Bounti76 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit
1) Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Sundor (from Sun and Condor) and the retool Ratbat
2) Rumble, Frenzy and the retools Eject and Rewind
3) Ravage and possibly Steeljaw
4) Ramhorn


While spelling it Sundor for the reason you stated above makes sense- that's what the original toy was called/spelled- I thought I'd seen in all the official announcements and listings that his toy was spelled Sunder. I could be wrong, though.


I've checked the galleries of the SDCC 2012 event when the toys were on display, but Blaster's buddies were nowhere to be seen. Steeljaw is indeed a retool of Ravage however.

"Sunder" with an "e" was officially used only once: in the Allspark Almanac II. Aside from that... Hey Hasbro, Sun + Condor = Sundor. Simple as that. Or maybe you'll understand this:

サンドル (sandoru) = Sundor

But:

Sunder = サンダー (sandaa) = Thunder :lol:

Sorry about that, I just hate it when a pun is needlessly lost in translation. >:oP

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:09 pm
by Megatron Wolf
Really hope these guys are priced well cause i really really want them. Oh and FENZY'S RED BITCHES!!!!!! Sorry i couldnt resist.

Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Minion Two-Packs Sighted in Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:34 pm
by MGrotusque
The bios are impressively succinct.