Walmart G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:59 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Ok, I may have been off with the "Master" bit (jumping to conclusions is a bad habit of mine :oops: ), but Legout was still reconstructed with a surviving point of reference, that much is certain.

That being said, not expecting anything we haven't seen before just yet.
The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3

Looking for:
- TR Furos (Hardhead's head) and Crashbash (lost him :()
- PotP Punch head
- TR Galvatron right arm (the gun one)
- CW Stunticon limbs (Drag Strip, Dead End, Breakdown, Brake-Neck, Offroad or TFCC Grabuge) + Blackjack
- TR Twinferno & Grotusque
- Greenlight, Lancer and PotP Elita-1 (plus repro Victorion hands and feet?)
User avatar
Jelze Bunnycat
God Of Transformers
Posts: 18465
News Credits: 241
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA; Delft, the Netherlands
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:46 am

Motto: "'till All Are One"
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Finally, if I'm not mistaken, Platinum Series Trypticon was the only "new" reissue in recent years (we could thank BWII Gigastorm for that), and Piranacon before that (BWII God Neptune), everything else had a basis in either the TRU Commemorative Series, TF Collection, or even Encore.

I am pretty sure at least one of the coneheads had never been reissued since G1 and was finally available in the platinum box set. Or were they all reissued before?
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Staff
Posts: 28268
News Credits: 3205
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:47 am

Motto: "Can't do a job halfway. What's worth doing is worth doing well, I say."
Weapon: Saber Blade
Round 1 of voting is up, and it's Perceptor vs. Astrotrain:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrP5UjxngRa/
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 35367
News Credits: 385
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 8
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 7
Skill: 9

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:52 am

Motto: "Why are Beast Hunters Ultimate/Dragon Attack Optimus' sword and shield so hard to find?"
Dirge was reissued before, but not Thrust or Ramjet. However, new wings and weapons aside they're still the Seeker mold.
WANT:
Cybertron Galvatron, with both backpack halves and the claw weapon, at a price not to exceed $42 total

It's funny how many people seem to believe that the less conservative party is going to make the country into (more of) a fascist surveillance state. Especially since the news services claiming this simultaneously claim the left will turn the country into an anarchistic hippy land with no social and moral controls.
User avatar
ZeldaTheSwordsman
Faction Commander
Posts: 4545
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:07 am
Alt Mode: someone who doesnt suck

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby no-one » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:53 am

Sabrblade wrote:Round 1 of voting is up, and it's Perceptor vs. Astrotrain:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrP5UjxngRa/
After a quick skim, it seems like Astrotrain is leading the charge.
no-one
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9520
News Credits: 131
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Round 1 voting begins on Hasbro Pulse Instagram for Walmart 2020 G1 Reissue

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:21 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
Following on from the story yesterday, Hasbro has opened the first round of voting to decide which classic G1 toy is reissued in sprint 2020 at Walmart. Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, Sabrblade, for bringing this to your attention! The first round is Perceptor vs Astrotrain, with presumably Thundercracker vs Skywarp being the second round. Follow this link to take part in the vote (Instagram or Facebook account required to vote).

Image

Which do you want to see on the shelves again? Have you already voted? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Got news for Seibertron? Share it here!
ZeroWolf
News Admin
Posts: 12582
News Credits: 1077
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am

Motto: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes"
Seems like they way overproduced Hotrod. Of all the reissues, I've seen Starscream 3 times, and Devastator 2 times, and I've NEVER seen the minibots in store, but I always see Hotrod, and plenty of him.
I enjoy asking questions, and always have. Please take no personal offense when I do. It's not about justification, is about acquiring knowledge.

Bucket/Want List:
1. Micromaster Combiner Sixwing (1992 Takara)
2. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (G2 Deco)
3. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (Marvel Comics Deco)
4. Botcon 2016 Flash Sentry
o.supreme
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5219
News Credits: 30
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Location: Born in the Bay Area, but stuck in Sacto.
Watch o.supreme on YouTube
Buy from o.supreme on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby no-one » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:47 am

o.supreme wrote:Seems like they way overproduced Hotrod. Of all the reissues, I've seen Starscream 3 times, and Devastator 2 times, and I've NEVER seen the minibots in store, but I always see Hotrod, and plenty of him.
Yeah, they've been keeps shelves cozy since they hit. I had a feeling we could get HR at close out prices. In my area, Starscream isn't doing much better. I'm hoping to roll up on a discount at somepoint. Devy on the other hand is here today and gone tomorrow.

I guess it's not just Decepticons that love combiners.
no-one
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9520
News Credits: 131
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby Seibertron » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:50 am

Motto: "'Til All Are One!"
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
carytheone wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Seems like they way overproduced Hotrod. Of all the reissues, I've seen Starscream 3 times, and Devastator 2 times, and I've NEVER seen the minibots in store, but I always see Hotrod, and plenty of him.
Yeah, they've been keeps shelves cozy since they hit. I had a feeling we could get HR at close out prices. In my area, Starscream isn't doing much better. I'm hoping to roll up on a discount at somepoint. Devy on the other hand is here today and gone tomorrow.

I guess it's not just Decepticons that love combiners.


Man what area do you live in that has Starscream? I haven't seen him in stores since the weekend before Halloween. The results on brickseek don't seem to be correct for the NW Chicago suburbs so I'm having difficulty getting my hands on one. I thought for sure there'd be a lot of stock available in time for the Bumblebee movie, but it doesn't seem like it at the moment.
Image
User avatar
Seibertron
Site Owner
Posts: 13330
News Credits: 3503
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 5:17 pm
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Watch Seibertron on YouTube
Buy from Seibertron on eBay
Alt Mode: Supersonic Cybertronian Jet
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10+

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby no-one » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:55 am

Seibertron wrote:
carytheone wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Seems like they way overproduced Hotrod. Of all the reissues, I've seen Starscream 3 times, and Devastator 2 times, and I've NEVER seen the minibots in store, but I always see Hotrod, and plenty of him.
Yeah, they've been keeps shelves cozy since they hit. I had a feeling we could get HR at close out prices. In my area, Starscream isn't doing much better. I'm hoping to roll up on a discount at somepoint. Devy on the other hand is here today and gone tomorrow.

I guess it's not just Decepticons that love combiners.


Man what area do you live in that has Starscream? I haven't seen him in stores since the weekend before Halloween. The results on brickseek don't seem to be correct for the NW Chicago suburbs so I'm having difficulty getting my hands on one. I thought for sure there'd be a lot of stock available in time for the Bumblebee movie, but it doesn't seem like it at the moment.
South Louisiana (but my work takes me all over Louisiana and Mississippi). Been a while since I've been on a hunt though.

I'd offer to nab one for ya the next time I spot one, but USPS shipping is a beast right now. Cost almost $10 to ship Cobotron TLK Cogman.
no-one
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9520
News Credits: 131
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:20 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Legout took that to the top with the whole figure reconstructed, thanks to the master being found intact.


Again, another assumption being stated as fact. C'mon you guys. State your opinions all you want, but please refrain from stating assumptions as facts.
It's not an assumption. I'm the one who found official confirmation about Legout's components being all new molds extrapolated from the original toys' wooden two-ups. Those Dino-Cassette reissues ARE newly-made brand new molds. Legout even has a slightly (but noticeably) different face from the vintage version as a result.
They are indeed new toolings/molds and that's factual. There is a little more involved than two-ups, maybe Hasbro will share sometime. I cannot say how I know this under promises of anonymity. I know how that sounds (save your "he tell me" meme-ing, random reader thinking about it) but sometimes that's just how it goes :)

Anyway, I think it's wise to now assume the "rules" for reissues are dead and buried. While previously reissued products can definitely serve as good guideposts,
run wild with your hopes and dreams for Black Zaraks and unbroken Monstructors and Raidens because this is your Transformers adventure
User avatar
ScottyP
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5334
News Credits: 582
Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 3:42 pm
Location: Raleigh, NC
Buy from ScottyP on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:30 am

Motto: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes"
Probably sounding like a noob on this however, I wonder, with the issue of "lost molds" and such, why couldn't new reissues be reverse engineered from existing toys?

I mean we got 3 of the Dinobots in G2, but to say the molds are "too degraded" to ever reissue them again, when there are plenty of existing G1 Dinobots to draw from. Perhaps it may be too time consuming or costly to do so, if that's the case, i understand, but I'm not sure why it would be *impossible*
I enjoy asking questions, and always have. Please take no personal offense when I do. It's not about justification, is about acquiring knowledge.

Bucket/Want List:
1. Micromaster Combiner Sixwing (1992 Takara)
2. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (G2 Deco)
3. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (Marvel Comics Deco)
4. Botcon 2016 Flash Sentry
o.supreme
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5219
News Credits: 30
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Location: Born in the Bay Area, but stuck in Sacto.
Watch o.supreme on YouTube
Buy from o.supreme on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:32 am

Motto: "'till All Are One"
ScottyP wrote:run wild with your hopes and dreams for Black Zaraks and unbroken Monstructors and Raidens because this is your Transformers adventure


Give me Dino King NOW!
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Staff
Posts: 28268
News Credits: 3205
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:33 am

Motto: "Why are Beast Hunters Ultimate/Dragon Attack Optimus' sword and shield so hard to find?"
carytheone wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Seems like they way overproduced Hotrod. Of all the reissues, I've seen Starscream 3 times, and Devastator 2 times, and I've NEVER seen the minibots in store, but I always see Hotrod, and plenty of him.
Yeah, they've been keeps shelves cozy since they hit. I had a feeling we could get HR at close out prices. In my area, Starscream isn't doing much better. I'm hoping to roll up on a discount at somepoint. Devy on the other hand is here today and gone tomorrow.

I guess it's not just Decepticons that love combiners.

Part of it with Hot Rod might be the kerfuffle over him being boxed backwards, which the MISB collectors to whom cutting the tape and turning the tray around is heresy made much wailing and gnashing of teeth over :roll: , and the surge of extra stock ordered to amend that.

o.supreme wrote:Probably sounding like a noob on this however, I wonder, with the issue of "lost molds" and such, why couldn't new reissues be reverse engineered from existing toys?

I mean we got 3 of the Dinobots in G2, but to say the molds are "too degraded" to ever reissue them again, when there are plenty of existing G1 Dinobots to draw from. Perhaps it may be too time consuming or costly to do so, if that's the case, i understand, but I'm not sure why it would be *impossible*

It's the cost and difficulty. They have to consider it worthwhile (like, say, if there's a hype train to ride). It's almost certainly been done with Optimus Prime, who is considered worth it because because Optimus Prime. but others aren't as guaranteed to make back the investment. Also, finished toys aren't necessarily optimized for extrapolating molds from.

Also, there's a difference between a mold being too degraded - as in, worn-out or coming apart - to use again (as is confirmed to be the case with Wheeljack) and a mold being missing in action - they may or may not still have it but don't know exactly where it is in their umpteen warehouses (think the Ark of the Covenant at the end of Raiders) if they do. This is known to be the case with G1 Mirage, the G1 Dinobots (in these six cases I would bet they got mislaid when the G1 molds got hustled back into storage after G2 canceled all pending G1 redecoes to focus on new molds), a couple unreleased G2 Go-bots, Beast Wars Basic Rattrap, Insecticon, and Armordillo and speculated to be the case with Sunstreaker (conspicuously absent even from Encore and its e-Hobby Diaclone-based redeco parade) and probably the Aerialbots, Stunticons, and Protectobots. A mold merely being lost might actually reduce the desire to recreate it since there's always the hope it will turn up again one day. And molds thought lost have resurfaced. The original Basic-class Terrorsaur, missing or presumed missing when he didn't show up in the Beast Wars Telemocha line, resurfaced in 2014 when used for a version of AoE Strafe.

There's also a difference between a mold being missing and simply lying fallow (they know where it is, they just don't use it). They probably still have Scorponok, Overlord, the unreissued TFTM toys, and so on, they just haven't yet deemed them worth reissuing for some reason or other.
Last edited by ZeldaTheSwordsman on Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
WANT:
Cybertron Galvatron, with both backpack halves and the claw weapon, at a price not to exceed $42 total

It's funny how many people seem to believe that the less conservative party is going to make the country into (more of) a fascist surveillance state. Especially since the news services claiming this simultaneously claim the left will turn the country into an anarchistic hippy land with no social and moral controls.
User avatar
ZeldaTheSwordsman
Faction Commander
Posts: 4545
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:07 am
Alt Mode: someone who doesnt suck

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby no-one » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:44 am

o.supreme wrote:Perhaps it may be too time consuming or costly to do so, if that's the case, i understand, but I'm not sure why it would be *impossible*
If there's one thing life has taught me that nothing is impossible if enough money is tossed at it, but how much would the fans be willing to pay for said molds?
no-one
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9520
News Credits: 131
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:46 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
o.supreme wrote:Probably sounding like a noob on this however, I wonder, with the issue of "lost molds" and such, why couldn't new reissues be reverse engineered from existing toys?


Like KO companies are doing with dubious results at best? :-P

Seriously tho, ever heard of the principle that a copy of a copy will be worse than the original? No kidding, try photocopying a photocopy, use the new copy to make another copy, and repeat that 100 times. Or even better, look for that series of downloaded then reuploaded Youtube videos. The results are fascinating. :)
The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3

Looking for:
- TR Furos (Hardhead's head) and Crashbash (lost him :()
- PotP Punch head
- TR Galvatron right arm (the gun one)
- CW Stunticon limbs (Drag Strip, Dead End, Breakdown, Brake-Neck, Offroad or TFCC Grabuge) + Blackjack
- TR Twinferno & Grotusque
- Greenlight, Lancer and PotP Elita-1 (plus repro Victorion hands and feet?)
User avatar
Jelze Bunnycat
God Of Transformers
Posts: 18465
News Credits: 241
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA; Delft, the Netherlands
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:50 am

Motto: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes"
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Probably sounding like a noob on this however, I wonder, with the issue of "lost molds" and such, why couldn't new reissues be reverse engineered from existing toys?


Like KO companies are doing with dubious results at best? :-P


well yeah, but I always figured that was because of using inferior materials. When I got a "Raiden" at a flea market about a decade ago for $15, I wasn't the least bit surprised when screws fell off and parts broke before I even got it into combiner mode ;) (and this coming from someone who at one timed owned the original toy). I assume :HASBRO: & :TAKARATOMY: would use the same standard of materials they did originally, if that was a viable option.
I enjoy asking questions, and always have. Please take no personal offense when I do. It's not about justification, is about acquiring knowledge.

Bucket/Want List:
1. Micromaster Combiner Sixwing (1992 Takara)
2. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (G2 Deco)
3. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (Marvel Comics Deco)
4. Botcon 2016 Flash Sentry
o.supreme
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5219
News Credits: 30
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Location: Born in the Bay Area, but stuck in Sacto.
Watch o.supreme on YouTube
Buy from o.supreme on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Motto: "'till All Are One"
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
carytheone wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Seems like they way overproduced Hotrod. Of all the reissues, I've seen Starscream 3 times, and Devastator 2 times, and I've NEVER seen the minibots in store, but I always see Hotrod, and plenty of him.
Yeah, they've been keeps shelves cozy since they hit. I had a feeling we could get HR at close out prices. In my area, Starscream isn't doing much better. I'm hoping to roll up on a discount at somepoint. Devy on the other hand is here today and gone tomorrow.

I guess it's not just Decepticons that love combiners.

Part of it with Hot Rod might be the kerfuffle over him being boxed backwards, which the MISB collectors to whom cutting the tape and turning the tray around is heresy made much wailing and gnashing of teeth over :roll: , and the surge of extra stock ordered to amend that.


Not in this case. With exclusives, all toys go to 1 retailer. So there is no ordering or reordering. Hasbro themselves cant sell it to someone else, nor can they retain any stock, all stock goes to Walmart. Same reason why everyon in the US near a walgreens will have no trouble getting wreck gar, all the wreck gar stock is going to them.

The reason we see more Hot Rod is simply because more was made of him.

We newsed the amount of figures made for distribution in Canada a while ago but here it is again:

Devastator: 228 cases x 4 / case = 912
Hot Rod: 810 cases x 6 / case = 4,860
Starscream: 735 cases x 6 / case = 4,410
Bumblebee: 170 cases x 3 / case = 510
Swerve: 170 cases x 2 / case = 340
Tailgate: 170 cases x 2 / case = 340
Outback: 170 cases x 1 / case = 170

Its just math, more are done so more are left unsold and thus liquidated.
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Staff
Posts: 28268
News Credits: 3205
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 pm

Motto: "Why are Beast Hunters Ultimate/Dragon Attack Optimus' sword and shield so hard to find?"
Well, I was speculating that Mall-Wart had demanded more of him be made because of the kerfuffle and that that contributed to the volume.
WANT:
Cybertron Galvatron, with both backpack halves and the claw weapon, at a price not to exceed $42 total

It's funny how many people seem to believe that the less conservative party is going to make the country into (more of) a fascist surveillance state. Especially since the news services claiming this simultaneously claim the left will turn the country into an anarchistic hippy land with no social and moral controls.
User avatar
ZeldaTheSwordsman
Faction Commander
Posts: 4545
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:07 am
Alt Mode: someone who doesnt suck

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Motto: "'till All Are One"
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Well, I was speculating that Mall-Wart had demanded more of him be made because of the kerfuffle and that that contributed to the volume.

Devastator also came packaged backwards so its not related. Plus, if Hasbro were to replace items, you wouldnt be seeing the badly packaged ones in stores, they should instead be destroyed. Anyways, we know the facts, more of Hot Rod were made than any other release and he was priced rather high, and was previuosly rereleased with very little new to offer fans in this release, so this outcome is only logical. Not much need to speculate here.
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Staff
Posts: 28268
News Credits: 3205
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:20 pm

Motto: "Why are Beast Hunters Ultimate/Dragon Attack Optimus' sword and shield so hard to find?"
Thank you for the clarification.
WANT:
Cybertron Galvatron, with both backpack halves and the claw weapon, at a price not to exceed $42 total

It's funny how many people seem to believe that the less conservative party is going to make the country into (more of) a fascist surveillance state. Especially since the news services claiming this simultaneously claim the left will turn the country into an anarchistic hippy land with no social and moral controls.
User avatar
ZeldaTheSwordsman
Faction Commander
Posts: 4545
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:07 am
Alt Mode: someone who doesnt suck

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm

Motto: ""A mountain with a wolf on it stands a little taller."
-Edward Hoagland"
Weapon: Retractable Mecha-Fangs
I picked up G1 Starscream while at Walmart yesterday. He was the only one left on the shelf. I was deciding between him and Hot Rod, and I'm glad I went with Starscream, as I was able to order Hot Rod today from Walmart.com for $15! I'll be picking him up at store later today. I've never seen the minibots on the shelves around here, but I've seen Devastator a few times. The price was a little hefty for an impulse buy, though. I hope more of him show up when I've got the money to spare.

Given the choice between Perceptor and Astrotrain right now, I would much rather have Astrotrain. We've gotten G1 Perceptor quite a few times already over the past decade or so, most recently with extra new accessories that a reissue for this Walmart line probably wouldn't include. We did get an Astrotrain reissue a few years ago, but in weird colors.

I know Seibertron mentioned he'd like to see Perceptor done with a new animation-accurate head. That would be pretty cool. They did use the retooled G1 Bumblebee with his cartoon head, but that molding already existed, thanks to Takara. I don't know if Hasbro would bother making new tooling like that for Perceptor. I also wonder how Astrotrain's colors will turn out. I'm expecting Hasbro G1 toy accurate, but I'd love to see the white replaced with gray for a more cartoon appearance.
Wolfman Jake - Spendin' the day howlin' away.
User avatar
Wolfman Jake
Faction Commander
Posts: 4021
News Credits: 65
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:22 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Alt Mode: Wolf
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 8
Rank: 5
Courage: 9
Firepower: 2
Skill: 8

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:07 pm

Motto: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes"
I'm not big on the choices available, but if I were to vote, I'd go with whichever one had been the longest out of general release. The only Re-releases I ever got were the TRU ones from 2002-2004, which included all on this list except Perceptor, but like others have said, I know he's been released since then, probably the others as well.

Just for grins, I looked up the last release of each. This includes world wide releases, not just North America. I may be wrong on some, as I swore there was a Platinum Edition 3-pack of the original 3 seekers, but couldn't find any info on it.

Astrotrain (2012) (re-issue of TRU Commemorative series release from 2005, in Hasbro Asia Markets)
Thundercracker & Skywarp (2008) :TAKARATOMY: Encore series
Perceptor (2015) Platinum Edition with Blaster & Casettes
Last edited by o.supreme on Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I enjoy asking questions, and always have. Please take no personal offense when I do. It's not about justification, is about acquiring knowledge.

Bucket/Want List:
1. Micromaster Combiner Sixwing (1992 Takara)
2. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (G2 Deco)
3. Botcon 2016 Customization Class Ratchet (Marvel Comics Deco)
4. Botcon 2016 Flash Sentry
o.supreme
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5219
News Credits: 30
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Location: Born in the Bay Area, but stuck in Sacto.
Watch o.supreme on YouTube
Buy from o.supreme on eBay

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby TFanPage101 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:13 pm

Motto: "Sup?"
Weapon: Battle Blades
Hoping for Astrotrain.
I mean, didn't we already get Perceptor from a pack with Blaster. I think it's about time Astrotrain got a new reissue.
User avatar
TFanPage101
Micromaster
Posts: 76
News Credits: 17
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:43 pm
Watch TFanPage101 on YouTube
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10+
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: 9

Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Toys Reissues Thread

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
If we're gonna go by previous releases:

Astrotrain
TF Collection (black and white)
Commemorative Series (black and white)
e-Hobby (colors inspired by prototype)
Platinum Edition (vaguely looks like Victory MachTackle)

Perceptor
TF Collection
e-Hobby Magnificus
Universe 2008
Platinum Edition

Ok, that's no help...
The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3

Looking for:
- TR Furos (Hardhead's head) and Crashbash (lost him :()
- PotP Punch head
- TR Galvatron right arm (the gun one)
- CW Stunticon limbs (Drag Strip, Dead End, Breakdown, Brake-Neck, Offroad or TFCC Grabuge) + Blackjack
- TR Twinferno & Grotusque
- Greenlight, Lancer and PotP Elita-1 (plus repro Victorion hands and feet?)
User avatar
Jelze Bunnycat
God Of Transformers
Posts: 18465
News Credits: 241
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA; Delft, the Netherlands
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

PreviousNext

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Toys Megatron Cyberverse Ultimate Class Action Figure - Repeatable Fusion Mega Shot Action Attack Move - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 11.5-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Optimal Optimus" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 13 Voyager Class Movie 2 Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Cindersaur" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe 20 Mercenary Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 07 Leader Class Movie 4 Grimlock" on AMAZON
Buy "Cyberverse Warrior Class Windblade" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Legends Class Shockwave Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Leader Class Ultra Magnus Figure(Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Buy "Potato Head Transformers Mixable Mashable Heroes as Optimus Prime and Grimlock Figures" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Roadburn" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #281 - Netflix Kingdom Reviewed
Twincast / Podcast #281:
"Netflix Kingdom Reviewed"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION CROSSHAIRS Power battler 2014" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Masterpiece Platinum Edition "Year of the Goat" Soundwave New *6" on EBAY
Buy "Hasbro Transformers - Year Of The Snake Omega Supreme - Platinum Edition Action" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Optimus Primal Platinum Edition 2016 Year Of The Monkey" on EBAY
Buy "2016 Hasbro TRANSFORMERS STRONGARM MASK Toy - New! (b)" on EBAY
Buy "STEELJAW McDonald's Transformers Toy #7 Robots in Disguise Happy Meal 2016 NEW" on EBAY
Buy "Unique Toys UT R-04 R04 Nero Galvatron Transformers Age of Extinction US Seller" on EBAY
Buy "Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition Seeker Squadron" on EBAY