First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Friday, November 30th, 2018 12:40PM CST

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Following our last news post regarding this new "Generations Selects" toyline (previously called "Select Series"), we finally have new images of the first two releases, Deluxe Class Red Swoop and Ricochet! These two figures are redecos of Power of the Primes Swoop and Jazz respectively. Red Swoop is based of the original G1 toy's colors (which can be found on the stock renders for the Power of the Primes toy), while Ricochet is meant to evoke the Headmasters character Stepper.

Details on these new figures from Hasbro:
Transformers Generations Selects:

Generations Selects is a fan-dedicated collection of figures featuring special edition, limited release versions of Transformers characters. They’re mail-order only, shipped in special packaging exclusive to this line. We launched this line for our fans to expand their collection and make it truly unique.

Power of the Primes Dinobot Red Swoop:

The original 1985 Transformers toy release of Swoop had red deco. TFans can get a Swoop with red deco inspired by the original G1 toy. You won’t find it in stores!

Power of the Primes Ricochet:

Ricochet deco is based on the 1987 Targetmaster, known in Japan as Stepper. It has the character’s classic flame deco, as well as sleek gold rims and gold accents.

Both figures are limited-release and mail-order only.


Additionally, the figures are also up for preorder at Entertainment Earth, and appear to be exclusives! Each are $19.99 and will start shipping out February 2019.

Generations Selects Ricochet preorder
Generations Selects Red Swoop preorder

Ricochet's description:
Exclusive! Transformers Generations Selects bring back favorite characters from across the globe as exciting entrants into the Cybertronian Wars. Big robots join the Siege with this Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Ricochet (Stepper) - Exclusive! Figure is compatible with Combiner Wars and Power of the Primes Deluxe and Voyager toys (sold separately) to serve as a limb in a custom giant robot. Autobot car transforms from sportscar to a robot with a fist and a blaster. Black and gold car inspired by the super-rare Japanese Targetmaster toy Stepper.


Red Swoop's description:
Exclusive! Transformers Generations Selects bring back favorite characters from across the globe as exciting entrants into the Cybertronian Wars. Big robots join the Siege with this Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop - Exclusive! Figure is compatible with Combiner Wars and Power of the Primes Deluxe and Voyager toys (sold separately) to serve as a limb in a custom giant robot like Volcanicus. Autobot prehistoric creature transforms from pteranodon to a robot with a fist and a sword. Red and clear pteranodon inspired by the original toy deco of the original 1985 Swoop release in the USA.


So thoughts on the new toyline? Will you pick these up? Check out the images below and tell us in the forums below!

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available

Transformers News: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available
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Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996262)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on November 30th, 2018 @ 12:49pm CST
You know I never liked how PotP Jazz looked, not once. But Ricochet over here...that is a niiiiice pice of fender.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996263)
Posted by Amelie on November 30th, 2018 @ 1:00pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:You know I never liked how PotP Jazz looked, not once. But Ricochet over here...that is a niiiiice pice of fender.


I 100% agree. I didn't care for Jazz, but that Ricochet scheme has really made the mold shine. The white on Jazz was overbearing and there wasn't enough black to break it up.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996264)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 30th, 2018 @ 1:02pm CST
Ricochet/Stepper looks fantastic! My only gripe (and this is really only a personal issue I take with the figure) is that it has the correct white hands. You heard me. I'm disappointed because the color of the hands is correct. I was hoping they would do what they did with Power of the Primes Jazz and do the fists in the "opposite" color. PotP Jazz has white hands when they should be black. I wanted them to do Ricochet with black fists so I could just swap them with Jazz's, giving Jazz proper black hands and Ricochet white. Well, that plan is out the window, unfortunately. I'm still DEFINITELY getting this Ricochet figure, though. We're getting ever closer to having complete combiner teams for every Combiner Wars/Power of the Primes torso, folks!

I'll be using "Red Swoop" as a Deluxe version of Titan Master Ptero from Titans Return. That's yet another character we can add to the pool of potentional arms and legs for combiners. We're getting ever closer to having complete combiner teams for every Combiner Wars/Power of the Primes torso, folks!
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996265)
Posted by RiddlerJ on November 30th, 2018 @ 1:06pm CST
I wish I could've had time to mull over the details but I snatched them up fast. I was afraid dawdling would've cost me. Now, of course, they'll appear cheaper somewhere else.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996273)
Posted by Short Circuit on November 30th, 2018 @ 1:57pm CST
I snagged them quick as well. Mainly because I want Inferno Cab to have a symmetrical combiner with Jazz and blue Swoop :-P
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996276)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:07pm CST
I was interested in these before we found out ET will be the exclusive carrier AND Riccocet doesn't come with a Targetmaster.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996278)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:13pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I was interested in these before we found out ET will be the exclusive carrier AND Riccocet doesn't come with a Targetmaster.

Just two dollars more at BBTS, though, which I think is a reasonable price.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996281)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:14pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I was interested in these before we found out ET will be the exclusive carrier AND Riccocet doesn't come with a Targetmaster.


Not necessarily so!

Big Bad Toy Store

Ricochet: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/84341
Red Swoop: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/84338

TF Source

Ricochet: https://tfsource.com/generations-selects/deluxe-ricochet-stepper/
Red Swoop: https://tfsource.com/generations-selects/deluxe-red-swoop/
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996285)
Posted by o.supreme on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CST
actually BBTS would be the cheaper option for me, with $4 flat rate shipping (as opposed to EA's $6.95 shipping plus $1.45 tax for being in CA).

I pre-ordered Riccochet. Swoop looks great, but I don't need another one. Lets just hope there are more select series down the line...A Chromia & Greenlight release with their combiner functionality in tact would be amazing!
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996286)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:35pm CST
o.supreme wrote:actually BBTS would be the cheaper option for me, with $4 flat rate shipping (as opposed to EA's $6.95 shipping plus $1.45 tax for being in CA)

I was wondering about their shipping, as I've never ordered from them before.

TFSource also has them for $21.99, so you could potentially even get them with free shipping if you have other items.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996290)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:42pm CST
Still no interest whatsoever in Red Swoop (he doesn't even have the toy-accurate head, lame), but Ricochet looks amazing. I was expecting him to look good, but not THIS good. Preordered immediately, and looking forward to how many other Selects are coming.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996291)
Posted by Cobotron on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CST
These look great!
I went ahead and jumped on Ricochet. I don't have any version of that character in my collection, and this one looks super cool.
Swoop looks nice too, but I'm happy with my Bloop.

I'm excited to see what else they do with this series.
CW Sideswipe and Ratchet. PLEEEEEEEZEEE? :PRAY:

And more Ladybots too!
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996292)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CST
These both look amazing, Ricohet owns that mold.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996295)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:56pm CST
I'll wait on Ricochet, because of a possible, detrimental problem of that mold: clear plastic car shell. Red Swoop... no toy accurate head? What gives?
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996297)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 30th, 2018 @ 2:59pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:Still no interest whatsoever in Red Swoop (he doesn't even have the toy-accurate head, lame), but Ricochet looks amazing. I was expecting him to look good, but not THIS good. Preordered immediately, and looking forward to how many other Selects are coming.


I too wish Red Swoop had the visor headsculpt. That would make him even more distinct as a potential separate character. Mine shall be Titans Return Ptero. Now I just have to figure out which combiner team he goes with. :-?
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996299)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 30th, 2018 @ 3:05pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Ricochet/Stepper looks fantastic! My only gripe (and this is really only a personal issue I take with the figure) is that it has the correct white hands. You heard me. I'm disappointed because the color of the hands is correct. I was hoping they would do what they did with Power of the Primes Jazz and do the fists in the "opposite" color. PotP Jazz has white hands when they should be black. I wanted them to do Ricochet with black fists so I could just swap them with Jazz's, giving Jazz proper black hands and Ricochet white. Well, that plan is out the window, unfortunately.


It probably comes down to mold layout. If it's any consolation Jazz's hands being white plastic means they should take well to dyeing.

My hopes for this line:
* Combiner-limb Sideswipe from the CW Breakdown mold (To complete the homage to "Masquerade")
* Combiner-limb Windcharger from either the same, the Wheeljack variant, or the Dead End mold (Again, to complete the homage to "Masquerade")
* Scorn (retooled from Grimlock)
* G2-colors Shuttle Blastoff to correct Combiner Wars G2 Bruticus
* G2 Defensor to round out the Combiner Wars G2 stuff
* Amalgamous Prime with Waverider Decoy Armor
* Regular releases of the other relegated Prime Masters, again with Decoy Armor ideally
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996301)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on November 30th, 2018 @ 3:06pm CST
Cobotron wrote:These look great!
I went ahead and jumped on Ricochet. I don't have any version of that character in my collection, and this one looks super cool.
Swoop looks nice too, but I'm happy with my Bloop.

I'm excited to see what else they do with this series.
CW Sideswipe and Ratchet. PLEEEEEEEZEEE? :PRAY:

And more Ladybots too!


Might be getting Greenlight! Saw this elsewhere on the interwebs:

Ladybot.jpg


JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'll wait on Ricochet, because of a possible, detrimental problem of that mold: clear plastic car shell. Red Swoop... no toy accurate head? What gives?


I wouldn't mind that, actually. It could help me pretend that Red Swoop and Blue Swoop are different characters. Like Jet Blast Off and Shuttle Blast Off. *Shrug emoji*
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996302)
Posted by carytheone on November 30th, 2018 @ 3:08pm CST
I locked em both down at BBTS to mull it over. Might cancel Swoop after doing some image comparisons with old blue. Ricochet is a keep and his deco is slick. That side flame gives me a bit of hot wheels vibes though. Love the deco ;)^
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996304)
Posted by o.supreme on November 30th, 2018 @ 3:11pm CST
DecepticonFinishline wrote:I wouldn't mind that, actually. It could help me pretend that Red Swoop and Blue Swoop are different characters. Like Jet Blast Off and Shuttle Blast Off. *Shrug emoji*


I'm weird when it comes to things like that. If a repaint is clearly a new character, I'm all for it. If it is 2 toys with the *same name* but are clearly different molds, I can work with that too.

Its just that when 2 toys, have the same name, and are from the same mold (only the paint is different)...I can't work with it, unless I can easily re imagine it such as Golden Lagoon Starscream, I can easily pass as Sunstorm.
Re: First Images of Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Red Swoop and Ricochet + preorders available (1996307)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 30th, 2018 @ 3:17pm CST
I think I'm the only one who thinks Stepper is still a prototype.

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