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Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle

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Thanks to Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have news that Mark Maher with the Hasbro Transformers team has posted some new designer notes, this time for the newly last week revealed Leader Class Galaxy Shuttle!

Galaxy Shuttle is a new head retool and repaint of Siege Leader Astrotrain, providing an update to a Victory character in preparation for the arrival of Haslab Star Saber. Mark makes note of the discovery of the alternate head, as he didn't work on Astrotrain originally, and details a little game he plays with the gray model prototypes and identifying the extra pretooled head. He also makes note that he does not know the stock situation on Galaxy Shuttle, as he is aware of the rapid pace at which he sold out last week.

Check out the designer notes and pictures below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Welcome Velocitron Speedia 500’s Leader GALAXY SHUTTLE. Now I know what some of you are going to say, he should be alot larger as he appears on the Transformers animated Victory series. The G1 toy did have a third mode but it wasn’t a sweet choochoo train. Well all aboard the crazy train because when I found this alt head in the mold from Siege Astrotrain I started spinning in my computer chair yellin “Wooooo”!!! Full blown Ric Flair strutting around my room!!

One of my favorite things when I was a Master Model Artist for Transformers was when I recieved the first shot of the grey model prototypes shipped in. Most of the time, the extra alt head came in a seperate small baggy unidentified. I used to try and guess what character it was going to become and it soon turned into my favorite lil game!

So, I didn’t get to work on this design for Astrotrain, but I have a special love for the bot, especially the G1 white version of the toy, def one of my favs as a wee young lad. As I was searching through the mold I stumbled on these images of Galaxies unused head sculpt and I just couldn’t resist.

So, I did screw on Astrotrain’s head just to take a gander, might have to get back on my custom game and do up a special one for the shelf.

Now I know some of yall didn’t get to buy this stylish dude, sold out on the Pulse real quick. I don’t have the info on anymore stock or release info either, so hang in there I unfortunately don’t know who from TT designed this awesome figure either. Sorry! They did a fantastic job though, because this toy rules! Lots of fun! I do wonder if the designer that drew the sculpt for the launch pad realized it could be painted as a duel purpose helicopter pad

Well this dude was a blast…off! (oof dad joke)


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Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146838)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 10th, 2022 @ 9:30am CDT
I was missing an emoji that was showing as a box in the text, found that issue and fixed it up
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146841)
Posted by First-Aid on October 10th, 2022 @ 9:57am CDT
This guy looks like the love child of Jazz and Astrotrain...
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146847)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 10th, 2022 @ 10:33am CDT
Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146848)
Posted by Overcracker on October 10th, 2022 @ 10:40am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?


That's really strange yes. Not sure what they are trying to hide.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146849)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 10th, 2022 @ 10:50am CDT
Overcracker wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?


That's really strange yes. Not sure what they are trying to hide.



OMFG HARDCORE UNCENSORED VERSION HMMMMM GODAMN SO HOT!
:michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:

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Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146861)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 10th, 2022 @ 3:25pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?

That's really strange yes. Not sure what they are trying to hide.

Factory stamp
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146866)
Posted by Overcracker on October 10th, 2022 @ 4:41pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?

That's really strange yes. Not sure what they are trying to hide.

Factory stamp


Really? Seems a bit unnecessary, but o.k.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146868)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 10th, 2022 @ 5:47pm CDT
So basically they could have used a taller bot...that forms a shuttle...and has kind of a base mode... dunno where They could have found a slightly betTR option :P

If this had something that sorted the shuttles back mess out, even if just kind of a tray/cargo box to maybe place a micromaster as a nod to the original toy it might have been better.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146869)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 10th, 2022 @ 5:55pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?

That's really strange yes. Not sure what they are trying to hide.

Factory stamp

Ah that makes sense, thanks D-Max. Personally this is a buy for me as I didn't really have any problems with Astro (I think to really go all in with Astro, you need him at a bigger price point, but would people really by happy with Commander class astro if they were still constrained to g1 bot scale?)

Maybe it's time let astro be the giant bot he should have been ij the cartoon...like he is in IDW ver 2.0 and cyberverse.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146880)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 10th, 2022 @ 8:43pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is it just a weird thing with the photos where it blurs Galaxy Shuttle chest?

That's really strange yes. Not sure what they are trying to hide.

Factory stamp

Ah that makes sense, thanks D-Max. Personally this is a buy for me as I didn't really have any problems with Astro (I think to really go all in with Astro, you need him at a bigger price point, but would people really by happy with Commander class astro if they were still constrained to g1 bot scale?)

Maybe it's time let astro be the giant bot he should have been ij the cartoon...like he is in IDW ver 2.0 and cyberverse.
I would have no problem with a Commander Astrotrain in Legacy if he was a proper triplechanger with all 3 modes correct and no unnecessary crap like the caboose/launch pad.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146895)
Posted by william-james88 on October 11th, 2022 @ 7:57am CDT
Shadowstrip and Crasher have been appearing slowly at retail across the world and not everyone has picked them up. We have video reviews below from fans who did get them, fellow Seibertronians Chuckdawg and Thundertron, if you want to see and know as much as possible about the figures before getting them.


chuckdawg1999 wrote:This figure looks slick. I wasn't 100% sure if I'd like the G2 figures being released piecemeal in the Speedia 500 line, but Shadow Strip blew me away. The black and gold deco pops, and the metallic turquoise on the head and guns really bring everything together nicely. While I'm not sure if I'm all in on G2 Stunticons, Shadow Strip really makes me excited for what's coming.





Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146899)
Posted by o.supreme on October 11th, 2022 @ 9:15am CDT
If Walmarts preorders for Crasher and Shadowstrip ever actually were in stock, that would have been nice. But after 3 years of Netflix exclusives why am I surprised? We know the game. These will be in stores well before any pre orders would have shipped anyway. If you can find them that is.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146905)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 11th, 2022 @ 11:31am CDT
I'll probably get her because fembot, but I think POTP Jazz would have been a way better mold for Crasher to have used.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146909)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 11th, 2022 @ 1:04pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:I'll probably get her because fembot, but I think POTP Jazz would have been a way better mold for Crasher to have used.

Thinking on it, despite matching alt modes, it probably would have cost too much to retool the mold as to remove the combiner peg (for us collectors, an additional limb would be welcomed, for kids probably not as much given the last retail releases of compatible toys was back in 2018). That and this isn't the first time that hasbro have given us crasher from Mirage (I still love the 08 Walmart exclusive Fracture), so they might have figured "let's go with tradition!"*

But yeah, I reckon budget had a part to play with Crasher here. I'm still wanting her.


* - not saying that's what happened, but I could have easily seen that being part of the process, seeing what was done before.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146911)
Posted by DeathReviews on October 11th, 2022 @ 2:08pm CDT
I confess interest in Shadowstrip, just because I'm impatient to finish Menasor ;). Plus, the colors seem a much better match for Motormaster/Menasor's body component....
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146932)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 11th, 2022 @ 6:14pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:I confess interest in Shadowstrip, just because I'm impatient to finish Menasor ;). Plus, the colors seem a much better match for Motormaster/Menasor's body component....


If you were thinking about using Shadow Strip as the other arm you'd be wrong, dead wrong. The ports on the Menasor arms are different on each side.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146936)
Posted by Emerje on October 11th, 2022 @ 7:02pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Thinking on it, despite matching alt modes, it probably would have cost too much to retool the mold as to remove the combiner peg (for us collectors, an additional limb would be welcomed, for kids probably not as much given the last retail releases of compatible toys was back in 2018).

Leave the peg and call it "Prime Wars Universe". ;)

Emerje
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146937)
Posted by M. Spector on October 11th, 2022 @ 7:17pm CDT
I wonder if we'll see any other Stunticon G2 esq repaints in this line? Besides Dragstrip there's still three other limbs that could be shined up, and since there's been such a debacle about Wildrider/Brakedown maybe one of those two would be a good candidate (my vote is for G2 Brakedown for sure )
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146944)
Posted by Ham-Man on October 12th, 2022 @ 12:07am CDT
I reviewed the pair in the one vid but for my money Crasher is slightly cooler. Unless of course you're all about that G2 life.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146950)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 12th, 2022 @ 6:58am CDT
Great YouTube reviews from legit YouTubers! Cheers for the informative content! Much appreciated!
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146988)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on October 12th, 2022 @ 4:21pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:OMFG HARDCORE UNCENSORED VERSION HMMMMM GODAMN SO HOT!
:michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:

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....I'll be in my bunk..
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2146991)
Posted by Munkky on October 12th, 2022 @ 4:49pm CDT
I was never a big fan of Siege Astrotrain, and I don't know enough about Japanese G1 to justify buying Galaxy Shuttle, but he at least wears the mould well and looks pretty nice. I've deceided I do really want Velocitron Hot Rod, I justlike the colour scheme a lot more than the original Studio Series version, but I notice none of the sites I usually go to for pre-orders have a listing for him. They all have Galaxy Shuttle, a few have Crasher and Shadowstrip, but none have Hot Rod.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147010)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 12th, 2022 @ 8:40pm CDT
I am excited enough for Galaxy Shuttle that I went back and bought a WFC set I missed out on to go with him. I am very much looking forward to him

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Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147322)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on October 18th, 2022 @ 2:17pm CDT
For those like me who think galaxy shuttle did not work all the way, I am thinking the armada Jetfire/Astrotrain mold would work fine.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147323)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 18th, 2022 @ 2:46pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:For those like me who think galaxy shuttle did not work all the way, I am thinking the armada Jetfire/Astrotrain mold would work fine.

It probably would for a custom though you probably would get away with just using jetfire as a stand in.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147324)
Posted by william-james88 on October 18th, 2022 @ 2:52pm CDT
Robot mode looks great, aint gonna lie. But man, both vehicle modes look so terrible. I was able to brush them aside with astrotrain since the deco worked well enough to give a uniformed look, but here the deco seems to highlight disorder.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147337)
Posted by Emerje on October 18th, 2022 @ 5:32pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Robot mode looks great, aint gonna lie. But man, both vehicle modes look so terrible. I was able to brush them aside with astrotrain since the deco worked well enough to give a uniformed look, but here the deco seems to highlight disorder.

I'm the opposite. I thought Astrotrain was a mess in both alt modes, but Galaxy Shuttle can get away with it because he was never intended to be a NASA shuttle to begin with and if he wants to also turn into a weird two tone train that runs on four rails that's fine too, maybe those are a thing on some planet.

Emerje
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147340)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 18th, 2022 @ 5:41pm CDT
And, apparently, retooling this Astrotrain mold into Galaxy Shuttle wasn't a recent idea. Rather, the Galaxy Shuttle headsculpt was a pretool built into the mold back when it was first made several years ago. It's only surfacing now because of the alternate pretooled head having been discovered by the current Hasbro team after all this time.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147398)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on October 19th, 2022 @ 2:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:And, apparently, retooling this Astrotrain mold into Galaxy Shuttle wasn't a recent idea. Rather, the Galaxy Shuttle headsculpt was a pretool built into the mold back when it was first made several years ago. It's only surfacing now because of the alternate pretooled head having been discovered by the current Hasbro team after all this time.


That would explain the robot mode inaccuracies
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147432)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 19th, 2022 @ 7:49pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Robot mode looks great, aint gonna lie. But man, both vehicle modes look so terrible. I was able to brush them aside with astrotrain since the deco worked well enough to give a uniformed look, but here the deco seems to highlight disorder.

I'm the opposite. I thought Astrotrain was a mess in both alt modes, but Galaxy Shuttle can get away with it because he was never intended to be a NASA shuttle to begin with and if he wants to also turn into a weird two tone train that runs on four rails that's fine too, maybe those are a thing on some planet.

Emerje

I mostly agree with this. I liked Astrotrain, and in many ways I like the Galaxy Shuttle more. I like the colors and head sculpt on him more.

I don't mind the transformation inaccuracies either, I am used to those by now, and he still looks good and quite frankly I am not sure how else we could get this opportunity to get him
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147441)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 19th, 2022 @ 8:22pm CDT
I'm glad to finally have Greenple. Now my Infernos/Grapples crew is complete!

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It's funny that the mushroom peg of the neck gives him a green tongue.

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Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147476)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on October 20th, 2022 @ 9:32am CDT
Suggestion: sell one of those Grapple duplicates.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147478)
Posted by Emerje on October 20th, 2022 @ 9:56am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Suggestion: sell one of those Grapple duplicates.

There are no duplicates in that picture, each one is a unique figure. If he wanted to sell one he would have a long time ago.

Emerje
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147485)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 20th, 2022 @ 10:58am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Suggestion: sell one of those Grapple duplicates.


No duplicate at all here. Every single one of them are a unique deco. Some were hard and expensive to obtain.

So, noooooooooope. I'll keep my presioussessssss.

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Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147489)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 20th, 2022 @ 12:22pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Suggestion: sell one of those Grapple duplicates.


No duplicate at all here. Every single one of them are a unique deco. Some were hard and expensive to obtain.

So, noooooooooope. I'll keep my presioussessssss.

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Not surprising since I see a BotCon Exclusive hiding in the back (or was that just a club Exclusive?)

You going to get the G1 originals?
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147491)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2022 @ 12:30pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Suggestion: sell one of those Grapple duplicates.


No duplicate at all here. Every single one of them are a unique deco. Some were hard and expensive to obtain.

So, noooooooooope. I'll keep my presioussessssss.

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Not surprising since I see a BotCon Exclusive hiding in the back (or was that just a club Exclusive?)
I spy with my little eye...

Back row:
Generations GDO Hot Spot
Universe (2008) Inferno
BotCon 2010 Autobot Spark
United Artfire
Reveal the Shield Solar Storm Grappel (not a typo)
Protectobots Evac Squad Hot Spot

Front row:
Henkei! Henkei! Inferno
Kingdom Inferno
Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Road Hauler
Selects Artfire
Earthrise Grapple
United Grapple
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147494)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 20th, 2022 @ 12:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Not surprising since I see a BotCon Exclusive hiding in the back (or was that just a club Exclusive?)

You going to get the G1 originals?


That Botcon Spark was bought from a DEAD online store. I had to contact the owner directly.
I once had the G1 originals but I hated how they felt in hand. Maybe those were KOs? I also got MP Inferno once but that's too big and 5he others were too expensive.

So, a Pure Generations collection is more manageable and affordable. Plus, those are a tons of fun to play with.

Oh, and Sabrblade, you got them all.
If they release more Grapples/Infernos, both Kingdom/ER or Classics, I'll get them.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147507)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 20th, 2022 @ 6:20pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Not surprising since I see a BotCon Exclusive hiding in the back (or was that just a club Exclusive?)

You going to get the G1 originals?


That Botcon Spark was bought from a DEAD online store. I had to contact the owner directly.
I once had the G1 originals but I hated how they felt in hand. Maybe those were KOs? I also got MP Inferno once but that's too big and 5he others were too expensive.

So, a Pure Generations collection is more manageable and affordable. Plus, those are a tons of fun to play with.

Oh, and Sabrblade, you got them all.
If they release more Grapples/Infernos, both Kingdom/ER or Classics, I'll get them.

Its a nice looking set either way. Is there any other decos (other then shattered glass versions) could they do with the current Inferno/grapple molds?
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147508)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2022 @ 6:24pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Not surprising since I see a BotCon Exclusive hiding in the back (or was that just a club Exclusive?)

You going to get the G1 originals?


That Botcon Spark was bought from a DEAD online store. I had to contact the owner directly.
I once had the G1 originals but I hated how they felt in hand. Maybe those were KOs? I also got MP Inferno once but that's too big and 5he others were too expensive.

So, a Pure Generations collection is more manageable and affordable. Plus, those are a tons of fun to play with.

Oh, and Sabrblade, you got them all.
If they release more Grapples/Infernos, both Kingdom/ER or Classics, I'll get them.

Its a nice looking set either way. Is there any other decos (other then shattered glass versions) could they do with the current Inferno/grapple molds?
Some want a G1-ified Cybertron Mudflap from the mold.

Not me, though. I'd rather a Cybertron-accurate Mudflap (even if that means tracking down the original, which I currently do not own).
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147509)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 20th, 2022 @ 6:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Not surprising since I see a BotCon Exclusive hiding in the back (or was that just a club Exclusive?)

You going to get the G1 originals?


That Botcon Spark was bought from a DEAD online store. I had to contact the owner directly.
I once had the G1 originals but I hated how they felt in hand. Maybe those were KOs? I also got MP Inferno once but that's too big and 5he others were too expensive.

So, a Pure Generations collection is more manageable and affordable. Plus, those are a tons of fun to play with.

Oh, and Sabrblade, you got them all.
If they release more Grapples/Infernos, both Kingdom/ER or Classics, I'll get them.

Its a nice looking set either way. Is there any other decos (other then shattered glass versions) could they do with the current Inferno/grapple molds?
Some want a G1-ified Cybertron Mudflap from the mold.

Not me, though. I'd rather a Cybertron-accurate Mudflap (even if that means tracking down the original, which I currently do not own).

Same, I'd love to go after the Cybertron era toys, they were great fun.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147513)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 20th, 2022 @ 7:36pm CDT
Monday:
I unboxed and transformed my Velocitron Burnout, I found her gun and axe wrapped in brown paper. I transformed her (you really have to know) in bot mode and gave her both her gun and axe. Then the packaging was thrown into the recycling bin.

Tuesday:
Just a normal day. It was garbage day in the morning but the recycling box wasn't full enough to dump into the recycling bin of my apartment building outside.

Wednesday: My recycling carboard box is too full so now I bring it back downstairs, outside, and dump the whole thing into our collective recycling bin.

Tuesday, meaning today: Play vidia, pet the cats, do random things. Then I get the idea to put both my Legacy Skids and Velocitron Burnout on display along my Skids Masterpieces. I notice that Legacy Skids have an "extra gun". The "twin gun". Wait... Why Burnout only came with ONE gun? I double check on Google... She usually come with the same weapons as Skids, meaning TWO guns and an axe.
Fuk.
Fuk fuk fuk fuk fuk... :BANG_HEAD:
It's night.
With my glorious "People of Walmart" look wearing only a bathrobe and security boots, I hurry downstairs to dive into our building's recycling bin. I have to dig through other's people's trash to get back to my own cardboard box-o-crap. Thank God the one who used to "recycle" used diapers no longer do so...
Found my box! Now, the archeology dig begin. I carefully inspect every single item, especially that soft brown paper...
Something hard in one crumpled brown paper thing...
IT'S THE MISSING GUN! :michaelbay:
Go back home upstairs, and now my Burnout is complete!

TlDr; Triple, quadruple check those brown papers bundles inside your latest Transformers boxes! 8-}
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147539)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 21st, 2022 @ 7:20am CDT
You made me panic for a second, I had to run upstairs and check if my Burnout actually has both her guns! She does, we're safe.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147543)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 21st, 2022 @ 9:08am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:You made me panic for a second, I had to run upstairs and check if my Burnout actually has both her guns! She does, we're safe.


The 5h8bgs are either well hidden in the brown wrappers, or they are loosely tied by those paper ties.
Two extremes that those "environmentally safe" packaging bring...
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147554)
Posted by o.supreme on October 21st, 2022 @ 11:58am CDT
Since, as these have been well established are marketed towards kids, I wonder how many are unknowingly throwing away accessories because of this. I've not made the mistake yet because I think twice and scour the packaging. But I did loose a couple trading cards in Kindgdom releases because of not checking. No big loss, but yeah it's irritating.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147572)
Posted by william-james88 on October 21st, 2022 @ 1:38pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Since, as these have been well established are marketed towards kids, I wonder how many are unknowingly throwing away accessories because of this. I've not made the mistake yet because I think twice and scour the packaging. But I did loose a couple trading cards in Kindgdom releases because of not checking. No big loss, but yeah it's irritating.


I would suspect many. But I also suspect it doesn't matter too much as accessories on kids toys tend to be lost eventually anyways. In a ven diagram between "accessory would be lost anyways" and "accessory thrown out by mistake", there would be mainly an overlapped circle.

I still don't like it though. I do think a better idea would be to tie them to the underside of the inner box, kinda like what they did with Kingdom toys. Like that even if someone cuts the ties maleciously, there would still be no access to the accessory until the box is fully opened.
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147573)
Posted by william-james88 on October 21st, 2022 @ 1:45pm CDT
This made me chuckle, it seems Walmart is well aware of which Tansformers are hotter than others. Walmart released a catalogue in Canada and the page featuring Transformers has the 2 brand new molds Cosmos and Override. While Override has been rather easy to obtain, Cosmos has been a hassle for many Canadians (though the online preorders did pull through) so it definitely adds some salt to the wound to have them promoting a toy that is hard to find. Of course, it could all be a coincidence. Fans of mistransformed shots will love this one of Override. Lastly, while the page shows discount on several toys, the Transformers are not marked down. Not that they need to, Cosmos is selling quite well at 35.97$ CAD plus taxes.

As we learn yesterday, while Hasbro can advise Walmart on case distribution, Walmart has the final say. Which in turn just makes it odd that they promote a toy that they themselves shortpacked. It could of course just be a coincidence since Walmart is huge and the person making the catalogue probably has 0 knowledge of the case assortment or the distribution issues.

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Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147576)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on October 21st, 2022 @ 1:56pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Image


The mis-transformations have my OCD ready to pop..
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147578)
Posted by sol magnus on October 21st, 2022 @ 2:08pm CDT
And the prices are nonsense, too!
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147579)
Posted by Overcracker on October 21st, 2022 @ 2:09pm CDT
What did they do to Override? My god... can nobody rotate her shoulders up?

And Road rocket? Have they never seen a motorcycle before?

Talk about absurdity....
Re: Designer Notes for Velocitron Speedia 500 Galaxy Shuttle (2147581)
Posted by william-james88 on October 21st, 2022 @ 2:31pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:And the prices are nonsense, too!


Cosmos still sold out in stores and online at those prices.

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