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Postby Va'al » Fri May 04, 2018 3:38 am

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Out of the bluest of left fields, and via site sponsor RobotKingdom.com, we have a news tidbit concerning an exclusive Transformers figure for the chain retailer Walmart: apparently, a new issue of the G1 version of Autobot Hot Rod will make its way to retail!

The site itself doesn't confirm the image used - which is just stock image of the original toy, and which you can also see in our galleries right here - but we do get a shipping date of 1st June 2018, and a price of $35.90 USD. Check out the listing here, and let us know what you think of this surprising reissue in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Rated X » Fri May 04, 2018 6:33 am

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Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?

Walmart is the new TRU. ;)^
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

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Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?


2 to 3 years ago, actually. That's when the Platinum Series was all G1 reissues ;)
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Black Bumblebee » Fri May 04, 2018 7:34 am

Well, since Walmart is pretty much the only place around here I can find Transformers other than Walgreens and Target... (shrug).
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Randomhero » Fri May 04, 2018 7:58 am

Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?

Walmart is the new TRU. ;)^



Umm last year? Cogman was a Walmart exclusive.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby ScottyP » Fri May 04, 2018 7:58 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?


2 to 3 years ago, actually. That's when the Platinum Series was all G1 reissues ;)
There were TLK Walmart exclusives out and available six months ago.

Alternately, I failed to detect sarcasm and if so I'm sorry
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby william-james88 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:04 am

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Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?


Just a few months ago:

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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Seibertron » Fri May 04, 2018 8:06 am

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Randomhero wrote:
Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?

Walmart is the new TRU. ;)^



Umm last year? Cogman was a Walmart exclusive.


Cogman was a regular retail figure that just never showed up here in the States. All Hot Rod figures from TLK were Walmart exclusives last year.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Sabrblade » Fri May 04, 2018 8:25 am

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What if it turns out that the placeholder image of the G1 toy is just a misled assumption and the toy turns out to instead be a G1-based redeco of TLK Hot Rod? ;)
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Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Fri May 04, 2018 8:27 am

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Sabrblade wrote:What if it turns out that the placeholder image of the G1 toy is just a misled assumption and the toy turns out to instead be a G1-based redeco of TLK Hot Rod? ;)


Would be a pretty high price if it was ;)
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Sabrblade » Fri May 04, 2018 8:28 am

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Sabrblade wrote:What if it turns out that the placeholder image of the G1 toy is just a misled assumption and the toy turns out to instead be a G1-based redeco of TLK Hot Rod? ;)


Would be a pretty high price if it was ;)
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby ScottyP » Fri May 04, 2018 8:46 am

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Sabrblade wrote:What if it turns out that the placeholder image of the G1 toy is just a misled assumption and the toy turns out to instead be a G1-based redeco of TLK Hot Rod? ;)
If it were some other source, maybe, but RK is pretty reliable
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby NTESHFT » Fri May 04, 2018 8:52 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:What if it turns out that the placeholder image of the G1 toy is just a misled assumption and the toy turns out to instead be a G1-based redeco of TLK Hot Rod? ;)


Would be a pretty high price if it was ;)
Bonus diecast construction as a surprise. :P



I would bite on this one too, especially since I never saw the other one at any of the 10÷ locations around where I live.

The G1 reissue version- definitely bought too
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Randomhero » Fri May 04, 2018 8:55 am

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Randomhero wrote:
Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?

Walmart is the new TRU. ;)^



Umm last year? Cogman was a Walmart exclusive.


Cogman was a regular retail figure that just never showed up here in the States. All Hot Rod figures from TLK were Walmart exclusives last year.



I guess it was just sightings I noticed but I thought robot kingdom also listed it as Walmart. My bad

But I know any figure from age of extinction was Walmart only for some reason. Even down to stinger DLC for the games.

Walmart gets a lot exclusives. Maybe not transformers so much but a lot of Marvel Legends and Star Wars 3.75 black series are exclusive ever since Force Awakens have been
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

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Ive been waiting for a g1 reissue just to find in a store like in the 80s. Plus, Hot Rod is my faviorite autobot! :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Hotconvoy » Fri May 04, 2018 9:42 am

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Oh please let him be avilable in store! :-(
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Lore Keeper » Fri May 04, 2018 9:43 am

100% would buy! I’d love it if they actually used the die cast feet the original run of the toy had, but a must buy either way for me.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby william-james88 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:57 am

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Hotconvoy wrote:Oh please let him be avilable in store! :-(

Why? By hm being online, everyone hs a chance of getting him without resorting to the continuous woes of distribution.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Overcracker » Fri May 04, 2018 9:58 am

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Completely unexpected. The real question is will it have the diecast toes, or plastic toes?

I wonder if it will be a platinum release or what banner it will be under.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Rated X » Fri May 04, 2018 9:59 am

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Rated X wrote:Walmart exclusive !

When was the last time we got one of those?


Just a few months ago:

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I meant like....walmart exclusives that actually made it to the shelves of a walmart?

Anybody (in the US) seen this thing hanging on some pegs ? I havent. Ditto for Cogman. Ill meet you at the halfway...I did see the larger dumbed down version of TLK hot rod a few times. I probably could have gotten either of them online if I had been focused on having them. But for me those two are more impulse buys, not must haves.

Either way, as long as transformers are profitable, exclusives will keep coming. The question is now who will get the contract to sell them? Looks like walmart is stepping up to the plate. And using a G1 mold is a sign that they might swing in the adult collectors direction. You know no 5 year old kid wants a retro hot rod brick. So I forsee the MP line and maybe things like TR arcee/grotesque hitting walmart down the line. So yeah, its all good in the hood.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Hotconvoy » Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 am

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Overcracker wrote:Completely unexpected. The real question is will it have the diecast toes, or plastic toes?

I wonder if it will be a platinum release or what banner it will be under.

Good question. And will he come with 3 or 5mm. hands and will he come with Firebolt?
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Hotconvoy » Fri May 04, 2018 10:03 am

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william-james88 wrote:
Hotconvoy wrote:Oh please let him be avilable in store! :-(

Why? By hm being online, everyone hs a chance of getting him without resorting to the continuous woes of distribution.

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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby william-james88 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:14 am

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Rated X wrote:I meant like....walmart exclusives that actually made it to the shelves of a walmart?


I dont see how that changes the exclusive status of a figure. Esepcially since we have no indication taht this one will not also simply be available online.
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Re: Possible Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Postby Sabrblade » Fri May 04, 2018 10:17 am

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Rated X wrote:I meant like....walmart exclusives that actually made it to the shelves of a walmart?
All the Age of Extinction stuff they got. Every toy of Stinger in that line, the weird redecos of molds from Beast Wars and Energon, and more.

See everything under the Walmart list given here.
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