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Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist

Transformers News: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist

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We have new images of one of Amazon's 2022 exclusives for the Transformers Legacy line. The theme will be the Wreckers and we now have a good look at what Twin Twist will look like. While he does have the Wrecker symbol, the colours are of his original Diaclone toy. It is still not 100% certain if these toys will be issued in multipacks with other toys or individually but they are set to be Amazon exclusives.

These photos come from a review by Chefatron.

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Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132207)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:23pm CDT
Twin Twist is the one with the "twin drills" ;)

And I kinda like him. I have the original TR Topspin (with minor cosmetic molding defects), never even saw Twin Twist so once the Topspin redeco is revealed they're on my list.

btw Anybody have suggestions on which spare Battle Masters could go with them?
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132208)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:25pm CDT
But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132209)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:32pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:Twin Twist is the one with the "twin drills" ;)
And Topspin is the one who flies atop the clouds. ;)^
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132210)
Posted by sol magnus on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:34pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!

Sabrblade wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:Twin Twist is the one with the "twin drills" ;)
And Topspin is the one who flies atop the clouds. ;)^


Huh. I always thought he was a landboat.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132211)
Posted by william-james88 on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:42pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!

Sabrblade wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:Twin Twist is the one with the "twin drills" ;)
And Topspin is the one who flies atop the clouds. ;)^


Huh. I always thought he was a landboat.


As did I. I mean, they roll, that's the whole point.
Anyways, don't know what you'll are talking about, everywhere I look I see it written Twin Twist *whistling*
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132212)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:45pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132213)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:47pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.


As simple a redeco as they come. Topspin should be similar in color, but switched (the original toys were gang-molded I believe).
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132214)
Posted by sol magnus on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:49pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.

Yep. The same, down to the Titan Master, molded in different colors.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132216)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:52pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.


As simple a redeco as they come. Topspin should be similar in color, but switched (the original toys were gang-molded I believe).
That's what I figured. Dark blue body with red arms. I'm not too familiar with these characters or their original toys, did they have variations with these colors that the new Legacy versions are homaging?
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132217)
Posted by sol magnus on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:54pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.


As simple a redeco as they come. Topspin should be similar in color, but switched (the original toys were gang-molded I believe).
That's what I figured. Dark blue body with red arms. I'm not too familiar with these characters or their original toys, did they have variations with these colors that the new Legacy versions are homaging?

DI--AA-CRONE
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132218)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:55pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.

Yep. The same, down to the Titan Master, molded in different colors.
So why not just paint them the same and release them again? Maybe with 1 or 2 very minor differences so the TR and Legacy versions can be told apart.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132219)
Posted by o.supreme on April 25th, 2022 @ 5:57pm CDT
I'm looking forward to these because I never got the TR ones. Once I found about about the "compatibility" with Legends Big Powered however, I managed to grab both Legends 65 & 66, just before they started to go for crazy prices in the aftermarket scene. Having one of each, with different colors & stylized weapons will be fun. It will be interesting to see how they look with Dai Atlas & team as well.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132220)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 25th, 2022 @ 6:00pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:But that's Twin Twist...?

And that deco makes him look like a Happy Meal toy.

I don't have him and I'm not paying the TR price, so Happy Meal it is!
More power to you! I just don't get why he couldn't be pale blue and white like the original. Is this just a simple repaint? He still has his Titan master head.


As simple a redeco as they come. Topspin should be similar in color, but switched (the original toys were gang-molded I believe).
That's what I figured. Dark blue body with red arms. I'm not too familiar with these characters or their original toys, did they have variations with these colors that the new Legacy versions are homaging?

DI--AA-CRONE
Ah. I see. Like I said, I'm unfamiliar. I still say these should have been Selects or Buzzworthy releases, or at least release the blue and white deco through those lines.

I mean, I'm glad we're getting variety in decos and they make sense, and honestly, these are more colorful.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132222)
Posted by o.supreme on April 25th, 2022 @ 6:08pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Also, a plethora of fans reported empty shelves the past 3-4 years. Yet they also complained about a huge influx of Cyberverse that they didn't want. Those 2 statements can't coexist.


Well they can, kind of.... as in the case of where I live. For several months, there was no Generations product (WFC or SS) being restocked on shelves at Walmarts or Targets near me, yet Cyberverse and Buzzworthy were always present, and plentiful, so its "movement" was hard to distinguish and it just never made sense. If world conditions were truly hindering the shipment of things, especially from the same manufacturer, and same brand even, why so many of one type, and not another... :-?

I mean it doesn't keep me up at night or anything, and pretty much what I never saw in store, I was able to get online which is fine, its just one of those oddities I'll probably never have an answer to.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132223)
Posted by Grahf_ on April 25th, 2022 @ 6:23pm CDT
I hope that Top Spin and Twin Twist are either packaged separately, together with each other or together with one of the rumored Fossilizers. I would like multiples and it would easier if they were either by themselves or with other figures I would want multiples of. But the last rumor I remember reading said something about the voyagers Springer and Bulkhead being packed with the Fossilizers which is considerably less than ideal.

Regardless, I want at least two of each of these. One set stock and then the second to parts swap. I wish I got two of each of the TR and TL versions but I should be lucky I found a set of the TR versions and stopped at one set of the TL versions. I parts swapped the TL versions as the TR versions are more in line color wish with what I remember having back in the 80's. The TL versions while beautiful and crisp color wise, are perhaps too vibrant looking to fully portray Top Spin and Twin Twist. At least for me. So they now have the names of their TR versions Titamasters, Freezeout and Flameout.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132224)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 25th, 2022 @ 6:41pm CDT
Grahf_ wrote:But the last rumor I remember reading said something about the voyagers Springer and Bulkhead being packed with the Fossilizers which is considerably less than ideal.
Pretty sure it was Springer and Impactor, actually, but that still brings up basically the same issue for a lot of folks.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132226)
Posted by william-james88 on April 25th, 2022 @ 7:00pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Also, a plethora of fans reported empty shelves the past 3-4 years. Yet they also complained about a huge influx of Cyberverse that they didn't want. Those 2 statements can't coexist.


Well they can, kind of.... as in the case of where I live. For several months, there was no Generations product (WFC or SS) being restocked on shelves at Walmarts or Targets near me, yet Cyberverse and Buzzworthy were always present, and plentiful, so its "movement" was hard to distinguish and it just never made sense. If world conditions were truly hindering the shipment of things, especially from the same manufacturer, and same brand even, why so many of one type, and not another... :-?

I mean it doesn't keep me up at night or anything, and pretty much what I never saw in store, I was able to get online which is fine, its just one of those oddities I'll probably never have an answer to.


What you are describing isn't empty shelves. I'm talking of the people who say their shelves are void of any TF toys, which we have seen did happen. In those cases, the Cyberverse toys did completely sell out and supply could not meet demand.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132227)
Posted by Emerje on April 25th, 2022 @ 8:35pm CDT
Twin Twist is looking good, can't wait to add them to the Generations Diaclone section. They're really digging deep and I love it!

For those that need reference, here are the original Diaclone color options. Still room for more repaints!

Image
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Emerje
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132254)
Posted by DeathReviews on April 26th, 2022 @ 8:34am CDT
Interesting. TR Twin Twist was one of several figures in that line which were nearly impossible to find. TR Arcee was another, as well as Topspin. I don't recall seeing any of those on shelves anywhere. Wonder if they'll make this re-issue equally hard to find. My, they DO enjoy showing us things that are constantly unavailable, don't they?
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132255)
Posted by o.supreme on April 26th, 2022 @ 8:40am CDT
I think you might be confusing TR Arcee with Windblade? She along with Twinteist and Misfire were part of the 5th wave of deluxes that really didn't appear in US retail, then showed up at Ollie's on discount. Another victim of poor distribution.

TR Arcee was the Blurr redeco that was a convention exclusive.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132256)
Posted by william-james88 on April 26th, 2022 @ 8:56am CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Interesting. TR Twin Twist was one of several figures in that line which were nearly impossible to find. TR Arcee was another, as well as Topspin. I don't recall seeing any of those on shelves anywhere. Wonder if they'll make this re-issue equally hard to find. My, they DO enjoy showing us things that are constantly unavailable, don't they?


This toy will be as easy to find as the Amazon Golden Disk exclusives when they first came out (so pretty easy).
Just don't snooze on the month long pre-order or wait for a discount.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132270)
Posted by M. Spector on April 26th, 2022 @ 11:30am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I think you might be confusing TR Arcee with Windblade? She along with Twinteist and Misfire were part of the 5th wave of deluxes that really didn't appear in US retail, then showed up at Ollie's on discount. Another victim of poor distribution.

TR Arcee was the Blurr redeco that was a convention exclusive.


I got incredibly lucky and bought both Twintwist and Windblade after spotting them both on shelves at meijer in 2017, other than that the wave was incredibly elusive
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132271)
Posted by Munkky on April 26th, 2022 @ 11:37am CDT
That figure actually looks really nice. I never had the original versions of Topspin and Twin Twist, but once these new versions become available I may get them. I just hope they're in a box set together and not in two seperate sets with other characters. I realize I've probably jinxed it now and that's exactly what will happen.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132346)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on April 26th, 2022 @ 10:48pm CDT
My thoughts about the news on Soundwave and Motormaster.

Soundwave:
I kinda figured there were exclusivity contract shenaningans behind Netflix SW not being reissued.

Motormaster:
1. Not developing for backwards compatibility is dumb given Menasor's nature. I bet Takara are annoyed.
2. I think they're talking out their exhaust ports wrt it being only the legs. Because looking at the base mode pics, the pieces that make the arm skeletons use the same connectors.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132350)
Posted by Emerje on April 27th, 2022 @ 3:33am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Motormaster:
1. Not developing for backwards compatibility is dumb given Menasor's nature. I bet Takara are annoyed.

I dunno. Their designer seemed awfully proud of it in his reveal video. Seems like they would have instructed him to make them compatible if that's what they wanted.

Emerje
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132352)
Posted by sol magnus on April 27th, 2022 @ 7:34am CDT
Emerje wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Motormaster:
1. Not developing for backwards compatibility is dumb given Menasor's nature. I bet Takara are annoyed.

I dunno. Their designer seemed awfully proud of it in his reveal video. Seems like they would have instructed him to make them compatible if that's what they wanted.

Emerje


his pride was infectous.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132354)
Posted by Autobot N on April 27th, 2022 @ 9:04am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I bet Takara are annoyed.
Ah yes, because Takara is responsible for all of the good things about Transformers and Hasbro is responsible for all of the bad things
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132356)
Posted by o.supreme on April 27th, 2022 @ 9:36am CDT
I finally found another Arcee this time the package was undamaged. To date this one is the 2nd single Legacy toy I've seen at any store in my area,both being Prime Arcee. Obviously they must have received a whole case recently,but this was all that was left.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132357)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 27th, 2022 @ 11:00am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I finally found another Arcee this time the package was undamaged. To date this one is the 2nd single Legacy toy I've seen at any store in my area,both being Prime Arcee. Obviously they must have received a whole case recently,but this was all that was left.


This was the same thing that happened to me... Saw 1 Arcee on the pegs at my closest Target over 3 weeks ago...
Since then, I've seen 1-2 at different stores, and other than her, a couple Skids.
So of course the deluxes I actually want-- Kickback and Dragstrip --have eluded me.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132365)
Posted by MadProject on April 27th, 2022 @ 3:58pm CDT
Noticed just a weird thing about Motormaster.

motormaster baseb.jpg


I'm totally missing where that section of the trailer goes in the combiner. From the pics and rendering, it looks like it's not used. Possible that it become a cover for the back?
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132368)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 27th, 2022 @ 4:59pm CDT
MadProject wrote:Noticed just a weird thing about Motormaster.

motormaster baseb.jpg


I'm totally missing where that section of the trailer goes in the combiner. From the pics and rendering, it looks like it's not used. Possible that it become a cover for the back?


I'd say that's most likely it...
That "tower" splits in half, covers Menasor's back, and a couple of those look like the "blocks" that sit on top of the shoulder area.

I would really doubt that any part of the trailer would be left out of the design for the combined form.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132370)
Posted by Starseeker on April 27th, 2022 @ 5:26pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:I finally found another Arcee this time the package was undamaged. To date this one is the 2nd single Legacy toy I've seen at any store in my area,both being Prime Arcee. Obviously they must have received a whole case recently,but this was all that was left.


This was the same thing that happened to me... Saw 1 Arcee on the pegs at my closest Target over 3 weeks ago...
Since then, I've seen 1-2 at different stores, and other than her, a couple Skids.
So of course the deluxes I actually want-- Kickback and Dragstrip --have eluded me.


Hang tight, they will get there. I was beginning to worry myself until this past week when the whole wave showed up. I was able to snag them all in store. I'm sure its just a matter of time.
It did take my local Walmart until Easter weekend to finally clearance out the 4 billion figures of the last wave of Kingdom that have seemingly clogged shelves for the last 5 months at least lol.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132380)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 27th, 2022 @ 7:49pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Emerje wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Motormaster:
1. Not developing for backwards compatibility is dumb given Menasor's nature. I bet Takara are annoyed.

I dunno. Their designer seemed awfully proud of it in his reveal video. Seems like they would have instructed him to make them compatible if that's what they wanted.

Emerje

his pride was infectous.

That's part of the reason I got him, that designer interview toughed my engineer's heart
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132386)
Posted by Till-all-R1 on April 27th, 2022 @ 10:51pm CDT
So how soon do people think we learn of Aerialbot updates that do pretty much the same thing to form a new Superion? And will it be before or after the last two Stunticon reveals?

Having them all as a kid would certainly tug on my memberberries which might compel me to buy newer versions if done as well as they have been doing with modern updates, never cared for the looks of combiner wars.
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Posted by Emerje on April 27th, 2022 @ 10:56pm CDT
Till-all-R1 wrote:So how soon do people think we learn of Aerialbot updates that do pretty much the same thing to form a new Superion? And will it be before or after the last two Stunticon reveals?

Never? Kinda hard to do since jets aren't known for having trailers.

Emerje
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132391)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 28th, 2022 @ 2:30am CDT
Emerje wrote:
Till-all-R1 wrote:So how soon do people think we learn of Aerialbot updates that do pretty much the same thing to form a new Superion? And will it be before or after the last two Stunticon reveals?

Never? Kinda hard to do since jets aren't known for having trailers.

Emerje

Yeah, not to mention that Superion suffered less animation errors, thus never appeared to have planes strapped over giant robo limbs. Menasor was the only one who had that depiction (if memory serves...cue people posting evidence to the contrary :lol:)

That's not to say they won't ever do a new Superion, just that if they do, the format will be tweaked as Sliverbolt won't need to be Commander Class (not unless they packaged in more accessories then needed)
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Posted by MadProject on April 28th, 2022 @ 4:59am CDT
yeah, I think too that, in case of a new Superion, Silverbolt would be a Leader class, with some more mass than the CW and the combiner parts included.
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Posted by sol magnus on April 28th, 2022 @ 5:55am CDT
MadProject wrote:yeah, I think too that, in case of a new Superion, Silverbolt would be a Leader class, with some more mass than the CW and the combiner parts included.

There would also be considerably less Alpha Bravo, which I would consider a valuable play feature.
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Posted by Emerje on April 28th, 2022 @ 7:54am CDT
Yeah, Leader makes more sense, though there's still the question of just how they bulk up the jet without going all Blitzwing on it, still having a "Voyager" sized bot mode, and get a combiner torso that feels on par with Menasor. It's a difficult balancing act. Motormaster works because you can take off all the combiner parts and still have a truck, can't do that with a giant Commander class jet.

Then there's the problem with the limbs, Hasbro doesn't seem to like doing Deluxe jets any more, but I'm not against it.

Emerje
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132399)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 28th, 2022 @ 8:19am CDT
Emerje wrote:Yeah, Leader makes more sense, though there's still the question of just how they bulk up the jet without going all Blitzwing on it, still having a "Voyager" sized bot mode, and get a combiner torso that feels on par with Menasor. It's a difficult balancing act. Motormaster works because you can take off all the combiner parts and still have a truck, can't do that with a giant Commander class jet.

Then there's the problem with the limbs, Hasbro doesn't seem to like doing Deluxe jets any more, but I'm not against it.

Emerje


Even though I'm most likely going to be pretty far removed from collecting by the time any of this would come to fruition, I enjoy speculating about possibilities.
And if there's one thing that could reel me back in down the road (past a couple years from now), it would be combiners. Especially a Devastator...

For Superion, I could see "Voyager class" limbs... Meaning, because of the required functionality/engineering, they may in fact be slightly larger than the average deluxe figure, but overall smaller than voyagers such as the ER seekers by just a bit.
Throw-in a blaster and a part for the combined form, and there's a Voyager Class release.
But as you said, the real challenge is with Silverbolt...
It may be a case of some parts-forming where pieces for Superion have little to no use outside of the combined form.
I know some despise this potential aspect with figures, but if it helps achieve what it needs to, I'll take that over one or a couple modes being severely compromised. Especially in the case of a combiner.
And no, it's not ideal to have to pay for extra parts that go unused if the set isn't completed.
But it does happen with other brands/lines-- I saw a Superman figure that is packaged with a couple parts for a larger "starfish" (???) character... There have to be people out there who want that Superman, but don't have any plans to complete the larger pack-in figure.
Again, not ideal, but I'm assuming Hastak would figure out a way for the extras to be "weapons", "shields", etc. anyway.

It will be interesting to see how soon Hastak dives back into adding combiners to a mainline.



A little more on topic, if you're still waiting for Legacy stuff to show up in your local stores, it should be happening any day now.
Our fellow board member, SGM Lord Mirage (who also lives in MO) found every figure of every class in a Walmart just yesterday.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132400)
Posted by MadProject on April 28th, 2022 @ 9:08am CDT
wjat if they'll do a solution similar to PotP Predaking?
voyager limbs, that includes in the mass the thighs and arms of the combiner, and Silverbolt transforms from jet to robot to combiner torso.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132401)
Posted by o.supreme on April 28th, 2022 @ 9:22am CDT
I don't know where the misconception is coming from that :HASBRO: :TAKARATOMY: are going to do all the combiners all over again? I mean I get that they are trying to correct Menasor because of fan overall dissatisfaction. But that really wasn't the case for most other combiners. No reason to reinvent the concept all over again,unless it is for combiners that haven't been developed in the Generations line yet ( see my wish list).
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Posted by sol magnus on April 28th, 2022 @ 9:32am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I don't know where the misconception is coming from that :HASBRO: :TAKARATOMY: are going to do all the combiners all over again? I mean I get that they are trying to correct Menasor because of fan overall dissatisfaction. But that really wasn't the case for most other combiners. No reason to reinvent the concept all over again,unless it is for combiners that haven't been developed in the Generations line yet ( see my wish list).

There's no misconception. It's been mentioned as pure speculation. I, for one, am holding off on getting a UW Superion until I see what Hasbro does next year because there is a certain logic to thinking they may go with another combiner.

Do I believe they will? No. Do I WANT new Aerialbots? Yes. But if not, I'll get what's already available.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132403)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 28th, 2022 @ 9:53am CDT
If we're talking combiners, I will throw this in:

If we get another CW combiner re-do before we get a Monstructor, i will be very annoyed.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132404)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 28th, 2022 @ 10:07am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:If we're talking combiners, I will throw this in:

If we get another CW combiner re-do before we get a Monstructor, i will be very annoyed.

What would be your preference for a monstructor release? Spread out through the year or a Titan Class boxset? Though at least they have retool potential built in.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132405)
Posted by o.supreme on April 28th, 2022 @ 10:10am CDT
Personally I'd prefer a Box Set. I loved the Giftsets as a kid, even though I never got to own one, but I made sure to get ALL the UW sets, they are so amazing. But honestly, at this point, I'll take Monstructor/ Dinoking any way I can get it.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132406)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 28th, 2022 @ 10:13am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:If we're talking combiners, I will throw this in:

If we get another CW combiner re-do before we get a Monstructor, i will be very annoyed.

What would be your preference for a monstructor release? Spread out through the year or a Titan Class boxset? Though at least they have retool potential built in.

What o.supreme said, I am not picky at this point. I built SS Devastator, I can wait a year to assemble if I need to, but I'm undecided if I'd want a titan spot taken by him.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132408)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 28th, 2022 @ 12:09pm CDT
UW Superion is pretty much perfection as is. He doesn't need an update.

Throw in Alpha Bravo as a bonus limb and he's even more than perfect.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132410)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 28th, 2022 @ 12:27pm CDT
This was buried almost 10 pages back... But wanted to share this again about thoughts on a new Devastator:

Being that Commander Class releases aren't limited to just a larger-scaled figure, I could see a Commander Class "pack" or "set" (still a single release in a single box) that included Voyager Class Hook, Long Haul, their individual blasters, and the necessary parts/pieces to form Devastator.
--2 voyager ("triple-changers")
=$70
--forearm parts
--articulated hands
--chest plate
--waist plate (unless worked into Long Haul's design)
--large blaster
--possibly Devastator's head (so it doesn't have to be incorporated into Hook's design)
=$30

The other 4 members would be individual Voyager Class releases (all mainline).
Because it may be difficult to justify 4 voyager slots being given exclusively to Constructicons in a single year, I'd propose two are released during the second half of one year, the other two in the first half of the following, with the Commander Class set being somewhat in the middle (either Black Friday/Christmas-ish, or at the very beginning of the new year).
Each limb figure would only be packaged with his blaster; engineering/design/parts-count budget would definitely get used in ensuring all 3 modes are done well. *No lack of elbow joints, as well as decent vehicle articulation.

I understand 6 voyager figures mean this Devastator would be bigger than Legacy Menasor.
But I think that would be fine--
First, I believe that the Constructicons as individual bots are bigger than the Stunticon limb characters.
They should be scaled larger/taller than deluxes, but shorter than Megatron, Prime, Motormaster, etc. Basically the same height as NF Soundwave (Which reminds me of the '86 movie when Hook and Soundwave were fighting inside of Astrotrain; they're the same height).
Second, construction vehicles are substantially larger than sportscars.
If a new Devastator (15"-16") being larger than Legacy Menasor (11"-12") also means that both the bot and alt modes are ALL more in-scale, so be it! I'd be more than okay with that.

Now how does this play into any future release of any of the other combiners??
Who knows...
But I think it's safe to say that Devastator is the most popular combiner. And with having 6 team members, I don't think my idea is completely crazy. Clearly Hastak was okay with Devastator being larger than most of the others before... I don't think they'd have an issue with doing that again.


I'm also in favor of seeing combiners who need an update first.
And sooner than later.
Re: Better Look at Upcoming Amazon Exclusive Wrecker Twin Twist (2132412)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 28th, 2022 @ 12:57pm CDT
Having just read your post soundwave76, I am going to throw this out there:

I do not believe Commander should be used for 2 bots that otherwise could fall into voyager slots. I really don't think we need to go bigger than voyager class for a G1 Constructicon, and I would like them to follow suit to what SS did: space it out over 2 years, 3 voyager wave each year with 1 constructicon. That allows for something not G1 Constructicon per wave, and allows you to enjoy each individual for a good period of time before (almost inevitably) they are combined and remain that way forever more.

Part of this stems from the fact that I think we just proved here that there are far more options than a 2-pack of Constructicons for the Commander Price point. I point part of this exasperation towards the fact that Studio Series has not given us a non-SS86 or Bee movie voyager since Skipjack in Fall 2020, and the next Bayverse voyager isn't expected until Fall of this year, 2 years difference in the "live-action movie line". Couple that with Dinobots, and you can track that line of thinking of letting something sit for a year or 2 needlessly. I would rather sacrifice 2 voyager slots that will share a wave with a non-G1 character and still have that option to pushing something like say an Armada Tidal Wave or Prime Predaking back a full year.

Part of that also comes with how they did SS Devastator. That worked out perfectly for his release. They could have done him in 2 waves, but they didn't, they spread him out, and I will say that was far more rewarding than all at once. Plus, they are using that route for Legacy Menasor, so they clearly saw it too.

Finally, we are in agreeance over non-updated guys getting priority over redos of something not even 10 years old that still hold up i.e. Superion. I think CW Devastator is still very good, and am in no rush to see him get updated again when other options are available.

If we would get 1 combiner a year or every other year, spaced out with releases, I would be satisfied with that route. We don't need a CW line again, we can take the time and put it out alongside other things as well.

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