2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US

Transformers News: 2018 G1 Transformers  Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US

Friday, September 21st, 2018 11:00PM CDT

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We recently poste that the G1 reissues were going to appear in stores soon, with Starsream already being found. Well now Hot Rod and Devastator have been found at Walmart too. Ryan on Facebook spotted Devastator in California while zatara1701 found Hot Rod in Spring, Texas, north side of Houston. Devastator is 74$ while Hot Rod is around $30. And yes, both are packaged backwards. We still have yet to see the Minibots in stores but that will most probably change soon since if one of the price points would be stocked at Walmart, it would be the smallest one.

If you find the G1 reissues near you, please let other fans know through our sightings section and sightings forum where you can report by state.

Transformers News: 2018 G1 Transformers  Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US

Transformers News: 2018 G1 Transformers  Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US
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Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985296)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on September 21st, 2018 @ 11:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:And yes, both are packaged backwards.


Come again? :???:
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985297)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 21st, 2018 @ 11:40pm CDT
Can't wait for the minibots. Those are what I'm most excited about. Already have the updated Starscream from when he came out in Japan. Devie and Hot Rod aren't really improvements on the originals. The minibots, though, those are improvements I don't have.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985310)
Posted by MeGrimlockKing2018 on September 22nd, 2018 @ 1:41am CDT
Uh Hot Rod and Devastator ARE the originals just re-issued
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985312)
Posted by Amelie on September 22nd, 2018 @ 2:34am CDT
Can someone hook me up with Bumblebee? The eBay prices for the UK are sometimes crazy.... :(
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985314)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 22nd, 2018 @ 2:40am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:And yes, both are packaged backwards.


Come again? :???:

The vehicles are facing the wrong way in the box.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985316)
Posted by Amelie on September 22nd, 2018 @ 3:15am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:The vehicles are facing the wrong way in the box.


You shouldn't be able to see Hotrod's guns in the box and you should be able to see ALL the Constructicons at once.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985324)
Posted by Emerje on September 22nd, 2018 @ 6:35am CDT
MeGrimlockKing2018 wrote:Uh Hot Rod and Devastator ARE the originals just re-issued

There are some minor differences. The Constructicons have had their springs removed, Hot Rod is the original mold with the Targetmaster chest sticker, and both feature a new rubsign that doesn't change color, it just reveals the faction symbol.

Emerje
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985352)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 22nd, 2018 @ 10:21am CDT
Exactly. The changes aren't enough on Devie and Hot Rod to warrant a new display figure. If it had been Japan's anime Devastator, I'd buy that in a heart beat, as that would be "new" for me. Don't know what they could do to Hot Rod (maybe different paint apps?) but if I wanted a targetmaster version, I'd just buy a targetmaster version and get a gun as well lol

Starscream has the Megatron gun with remolded hands, so would be worth the purchase, but as I said, I already bought it when it came out in Japan years ago.

The minibots, though? The paint apps are different, making them better display pieces. Bumblebee even has his anime face. Thus, for me, it's worth the purchase as I didn't get these versions when they released the box set in Japan.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985356)
Posted by firefox91 on September 22nd, 2018 @ 11:37am CDT
Amelie wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:The vehicles are facing the wrong way in the box.


You shouldn't be able to see Hotrod's guns in the box and you should be able to see ALL the Constructicons at once.


But I can see all of the Constructicons at once in this box. I just can't see the accessories.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985532)
Posted by Dinobot-Snarl on September 23rd, 2018 @ 11:32am CDT
firefox91 wrote:
Amelie wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:The vehicles are facing the wrong way in the box.


You shouldn't be able to see Hotrod's guns in the box and you should be able to see ALL the Constructicons at once.


But I can see all of the Constructicons at once in this box. I just can't see the accessories.


I agree. That is how they were originally packaged in the Devastator Gift Set except in styrofoam. Hot Rod is an utter no QC factory packaging nightmare for the whole run. Thinking of opening mine up and fixing it.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1985598)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 23rd, 2018 @ 8:56pm CDT
For those who opened theirs, need to clarify something.

I got the re-issue 2000 Hotrodimus. His flames were decals. TFC Hotrodimus targetmaster had his flames tampoed, though his thigh decals were that of the originals meaning they get damaged when applied and transformed.

I heard here that this Hotrodimus has the adjusted engine meaning the "targetmaster" mold but the flames are decals.

Please confirm?
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986575)
Posted by Ironhidensh on September 28th, 2018 @ 6:26am CDT
Wow, color me shocked. I never expected to see this.



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Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986644)
Posted by carytheone on September 28th, 2018 @ 11:42am CDT
Is there a street date on the G1 stuff? I've been in several Walmarts and while using the app/assistant to check prices I've checked my wish list and it marked the G1 reissues as in stock but nowhere to be seen.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986645)
Posted by o.supreme on September 28th, 2018 @ 11:46am CDT
carytheone wrote:Is there a street date on the G1 stuff? I've been in several Walmarts and while using the app/assistant to check prices I've checked my wish list and it marked the G1 reissues as in stock but nowhere to be seen.


A few pages back, there was a photo with the week beginning October 1st as the street date. of course, there are going to be those stores that don't abide by it, but start checking next week, or even this weekend, if its not out of the way for you.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986655)
Posted by carytheone on September 28th, 2018 @ 12:18pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
carytheone wrote:Is there a street date on the G1 stuff? I've been in several Walmarts and while using the app/assistant to check prices I've checked my wish list and it marked the G1 reissues as in stock but nowhere to be seen.
A few pages back, there was a photo with the week beginning October 1st as the street date. of course, there are going to be those stores that don't abide by it, but start checking next week, or even this weekend, if its not out of the way for you.
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks, I don't follow this thread super close.

I'm only hunting the minibots, which still seem to be online only. I have a bunch of Wallys in town and I tend to pass a lot in my work travels. I really just want to hold the larger reissues in hand and get a feel for them. See if they spark my interest. G1 is a rabbit hole I'm giving a wide berth, a very wide berth.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986658)
Posted by o.supreme on September 28th, 2018 @ 12:23pm CDT
carytheone wrote:I'm only hunting the minibots, which still seem to be online only. I have a bunch of Wallys in town and I tend to pass a lot in my work travels. I really just want to hold the larger reissues in hand and get a feel for them. See if they spark my interest. G1 is a rabbit hole I'm giving a wide berth, a very wide berth.


It's nice to have a niche like that. Having been around for the original series, and the reissues in the early 2000's, and selling them all since, these for the most part don't interest me. I love the idea, but for me it's like trying to catch feathers in the wind, once they've been scattered, you really cant get them all back again. And of course, there are some differences that make them "not quite" what they originally were.

I might get the Devastator set if I see it. Still- not having that Styrofoam insert, or the spring loaded fists/drills again, wont make it quite the same.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986675)
Posted by Combat Zero on September 28th, 2018 @ 5:36pm CDT
I wonder if they’re going to reissue other G1 combiners like Superion and Menasor as well as other characters like the Dinobots if they proved successful. I’d pay to buy a reissued G1 Grimlock. :-?
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986682)
Posted by william-james88 on September 28th, 2018 @ 6:02pm CDT
Combat Zero wrote:I wonder if they’re going to reissue other G1 combiners like Superion and Menasor as well as other characters like the Dinobots if they proved successful. I’d pay to buy a reissued G1 Grimlock. :-?

Everyone would.
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986684)
Posted by Emerje on September 28th, 2018 @ 6:04pm CDT
Combat Zero wrote:I wonder if they’re going to reissue other G1 combiners like Superion and Menasor as well as other characters like the Dinobots if they proved successful. I’d pay to buy a reissued G1 Grimlock. :-?

They're more likely to do combiner reissues that have had their molds refreshed recently like the Seacons and Combaticons. The Dinobot molds are lost/damaged beyond use so they'd have to do some extensive rebuilding to get those guys out again.

However, the exclusive Studio Series tape reissues are entirely new molds so they seem to be testing the waters at a small scale right now and larger new mold reissues could happen eventually.

Emerje
Re: 2018 G1 Transformers Hot Rod and Devastator Reissues Found in the US (1986685)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 28th, 2018 @ 6:04pm CDT
Combat Zero wrote:I wonder if they’re going to reissue other G1 combiners like Superion and Menasor as well as other characters like the Dinobots if they proved successful. I’d pay to buy a reissued G1 Grimlock. :-?
The G1 Dinobot molds are long gone, having never been reissued after Generation 2.

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