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First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong

Transformers News: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong

Monday, December 7th, 2020 10:20PM CST

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We have our first global sighting for the upcoming reissues of the Transformers Titans Return Headmasters in new G1 styled boxes. These were found in Toysrus in Hong Kong. They are Walmart exclusive in North America and should be out soon. The first wave consists of Chromedome, Mindwipe, Hardhead and Brainstorm. The remaining will come out in wave 2. We found this info on Facebook, where Rodimus Chan posted images of his finding. These all have slight differences from their original releases and you can see comparison images here.

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Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089154)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 7th, 2020 @ 10:33pm CST
I'd love to get one on clearance just to have an example of that fancy retro box. Just for the novelty because I already have all the originals.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089171)
Posted by ilikerobits on December 8th, 2020 @ 12:05am CST
Dude I'd buy a bunch of these if they got released here in the U.S.

I literally have a MindWipe from my childhood that is in a little box I have in the corner of my closet, and it is one of the few G1 transformers that I have my from childhood that somehow survived. I was really rough on my toys and took them for granted. The G1 Mindwipe I have is broken as hell...one of the fists has a tab snapped off, I lost headmaster for him, and the tail has a giant stress mark, but man...I'd love to pick him up brand spanking new....
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089173)
Posted by Emerje on December 8th, 2020 @ 12:38am CST
ilikerobits wrote:Dude I'd buy a bunch of these if they got released here in the U.S.

They're exclusive to Walmart in the US, but keep in mind that these are not vintage reissues but Titans Return repaints as written in the article.

Emerje
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089190)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 8th, 2020 @ 4:35am CST
Emerje wrote:
ilikerobits wrote:Dude I'd buy a bunch of these if they got released here in the U.S.

They're exclusive to Walmart in the US, but keep in mind that these are not vintage reissues but Titans Return repaints as written in the article.

Emerje


Without being screwed over with a knock off, one must pay the big bucks to get back a G1 original. Luckily, Mindwipe is one of the lesser expensive headmasters. Still over 100$ 100% complete however.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089368)
Posted by william-james88 on December 9th, 2020 @ 10:20am CST
The Forbidden Planet website has uploaded new images for their Retro Headmasters reissue listings. These are the second wave of the reissues coming to Walmart (and different exclusive retailers, depending the country). The wave consists of Highbrow, Wierdwolf and Skullcruncher. These are the Titans Returns molds with different decos and the heads found on the Takara versions. So there is something new to them aside from the fancy G1 styled boxes they come in. Hopefully the breakage issue on Wierdwolf is fixed though that is yet to be seen. Both the Hasbro and Takara releases had the same breakage issue.

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Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089380)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 9th, 2020 @ 12:13pm CST
Does Scullcruncher have a clear pilot cockpit door?
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089382)
Posted by aronjlove on December 9th, 2020 @ 12:18pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Does Scullcruncher have a clear pilot cockpit door?

It definitely looks translucent. I wonder what material it is since TR Skullcruncher and Krok has a rubber door with Skullcruncher's being solid green and Krok's is translucent yellow.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089383)
Posted by Solipsist on December 9th, 2020 @ 12:23pm CST
As a kid I had many TF toys including Headmaster Highbrow. I was going to try to find the TITANS RETURN release of Highbrow but missed out and by the time I was looking for it the price at most sites had listed it at almost $40 so I passed on it. I hope I can find this new reissue of TITANS RETURN version of him. At least I am looking each day for when it is scheduled to be released. I don't want to miss him again, especially if its in the classic-G1-style-boxes and hopefully a little bit less expensive this time around. I am also looking for Chromedome and his "kissing Cousin", Getaway. I had the G1 Getaway figure although he was NOT a Headmaster then. Getaway was originally one of the G1 deluxe POWERMASTERS. I had a few TARGETMASTERS too but the Headmasters were my favorite gimmick as seeing the "transtectors" with no head was just awesome to me. The Powermasters were like my second favorite gimmick. I stopped collecting G1 back then as they came out with the Micromasters which I really did like, but the PRETENDERS line and the ACTIONMASTERS' line were just uninteresting to me. ;)^ :DAFT-PUNK-GM: :DAFT-PUNK-HAPPY:
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089385)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 9th, 2020 @ 12:29pm CST
Happy hunting and let's hope this line is not really an exclusive. Meaning being available from other online retailers at the normal retail price.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089390)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2020 @ 1:02pm CST
aronjlove wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Does Scullcruncher have a clear pilot cockpit door?

It definitely looks translucent. I wonder what material it is since TR Skullcruncher and Krok has a rubber door with Skullcruncher's being solid green and Krok's is translucent yellow.
The Takara Legends version had the same rubbery plastic material used for its door as the Hasbro version, and was translucent too.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089394)
Posted by Solipsist on December 9th, 2020 @ 1:28pm CST
Logical. I didn't think of that but she's right.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089423)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 9th, 2020 @ 3:41pm CST
Changes in material between redecos (like ABS to PVC or vinyl) has rarely happened, if ever. If anything, the rubbery parts are made even softer, BUT that may be a good thing for Weirdwolf as the cockpit window is that rubbery plastic that doesn't move well along joints. That forces the solid cockpit frame outward when it's full closed, causing many if not all to snap off.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089428)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 9th, 2020 @ 3:52pm CST
The saving grace is that the soft plastic itself doesn't break so easily, so it holds things together.

I wonder if that plastic could have been avoided by having blunter tooth tips. That's the whole reason the Weirdwolf and Skullcruncher molds use soft plastic in the first place, is the teeth.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089529)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 10th, 2020 @ 10:21am CST
Of all the headmasters, I think Highbrow might be the one I get here. He looks really nice to me. I already have all 7 in TR form, but Highbrow is nice enough I want him again if I see him
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089530)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on December 10th, 2020 @ 10:33am CST
I also have all 7 from TR. The only ones that are maybe for me are Highbrow, Skullcrusher and WeirdWolf. But my interest in all 3 are dependent on QC issues from TR being fixed. For Weirdwolf the canopy and Skullcrusher the hips. For Highbrow, mine has a bobble head and extremely loose wrists.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089544)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 10th, 2020 @ 1:16pm CST
I had all from Titans Return but I sold off the TR versions as I replaced them with the Legends versions except the beasts. I might go for these now if they're cheap and easy to find.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2089553)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 10th, 2020 @ 2:26pm CST
I know I want Highbrow, Chromedome and the beasts, but don't know if I should double-dip on Brainstorm and Hardhead. I have the mouthplated TR ones (with Furos' head slightly chipped, a common fault), I guess it depends on finances. :-?

Hoping for a Jumpstarter 2-pack!
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093064)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 18th, 2021 @ 4:18pm CST
Greetings Seibertronians! For all those looking forward to the Walmart Exclusive Transformers Headmasters, we've got great news as thanks to twitter user, @RoboMonsterNerd, we've now had a sighting that these toys are at retail!

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These toys were spotted at a Walmart in Michigan.

Thats not all folks, thanks to fellow Seibertron users, and toy reviewers, Lore Keeper and Soundwave8084, we have reviews for most of the wave!

We've embedded the reviews for your convenience:

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One thing to remember about these figures is that although they come in G1 style boxes, these are not reissues, but instead Titans Returns Deluxe figures with new decos.

What do you think of these figures, have you bought any already? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093065)
Posted by Quantum Surge on January 18th, 2021 @ 4:33pm CST
I own Mindwipe since he was the only one that was available on the site. I know the original TR Mindwipe had PVC wing problems, but does the same apply for the Legends version and Convobat?
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093087)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 18th, 2021 @ 11:23pm CST
Quantum Surge wrote:I own Mindwipe since he was the only one that was available on the site. I know the original TR Mindwipe had PVC wing problems, but does the same apply for the Legends version and Convobat?


I have yet to see reports on his redecos/Japanese release breaking, but I'm chalking that up to people being more careful with those. Weirdwolf has the same type of issue with his cockpit window with both the TR and Legends release.

For the uninitiated: the cockpit window piece on TR Wolfwire/Weirdwolf, and the wingtips, head and back wings on TR Mindwipe are made of a soft rubbery plastic. The problem here is that soft plastic has a hard time moving around joints, putting a rough grip on where it attaches on the pins. Over time, the joints get so stiff it's easy to break the (weakened) hard plastic housing of those pins from the forces exerted in all directions.

The Weirdwolf one was known early om, but Mindwipe's stems FROM LAST YEAR. :shock:
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093088)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on January 18th, 2021 @ 11:31pm CST
So I guess I can do this under the correct forum. Apparently I got severely confused but nevertheless I saw Hardhead and Brainstorm at a local Walmart in Mo.
I do love the G1 package look.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093136)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 19th, 2021 @ 3:48pm CST
Greetings Seibertronians! Following on from yesterday's sightings and video reviews, fellow Seibertron user, Lore Keeper, has sent over a link to the last toy in Wave 1, Mindwipe!

As before, this is not a reissue of the original Mindwipe Headmaster from the 1987 Generation 1 toyline. Instead this is a redeco'ed Titan's Returns version of the character. Featuring a deco different from the previous versions of the two past releases of this toy. Mindwipes Decepticon Headmaster allies will be released along with the Autobot Headmaster Highbrow.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:



Will you be picking up this Decepticon? Or are you happy enough with one of this molds past releases? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093223)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 20th, 2021 @ 5:21pm CST
You know... I know people are wondering why Skullcruncher's cockpit hatch and Weirdwolf's cockpit windows are that soft plastic. I have a better question: why did they choose those pieces to be gang-molded with the teeth?
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093482)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on January 23rd, 2021 @ 3:05pm CST
So I haven't been on this thread for a few pages, because the only figure in both waves so far that maybe interests me is Mindwipe, and even then, I'm not going to go out of my way to look for him.

BUT.

This image has been floating around since sometime yesterday:
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And I am VERY curious to see what people here think about it. On one hand, these would be the first new figures in this line, the fact that they seem to have just grabbed an Arcee-colored Chromedome boxart off Deviantart is a bit sketch, and what mold would they even use for Armada Sideways. On the other, this feels veeery similar to the PotP leak (where they just used old images/art to display figures that weren't done yet), they've done new-mold exclusives in the past (PotP Punch/CP, SS Leadfoot, etc), and they did release two other UT references/updates semi-recently in Siege/Selects (and a third one was supposed to come with Sky Lynx before getting cut).

Thoughts? I honestly would love for this to be real just for Sideways alone.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093486)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 23rd, 2021 @ 3:36pm CST
Arcee, Fangry and Armada Sideways? :-?

Dunno what to think, but the Blurr retool Arcee is in the cards, if true. Maybe a Monsterbot retool for Fangry (maybe Grotusque) with Squeezeplay using Repugnus in the future. Sideways... Outside of a straight reissue of the Armada figure (what a disappointment that would be) I'm blank on that one.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093493)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 23rd, 2021 @ 7:28pm CST
that was already confirmed to be fake
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093510)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on January 24th, 2021 @ 3:10am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:that was already confirmed to be fake
Aw man, was it? I saw people speculating it was fake, but I haven't seen any of the trustworthy sources confirm that. I was really hoping for Sideways, dang it.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093526)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 24th, 2021 @ 2:11pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:that was already confirmed to be fake
Aw man, was it? I saw people speculating it was fake, but I haven't seen any of the trustworthy sources confirm that. I was really hoping for Sideways, dang it.


Kinda figured in all honesty: the code on top was off, but I was hoping it wasn't a Hasbro product code. The Retro Headmaster assortment code is F0930 if you must know.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093530)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on January 24th, 2021 @ 3:24pm CST
I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.
He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093534)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2021 @ 4:01pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.
He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the Titans Return toy before.

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And the G1 toy could hold the tail as a weapon too.

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Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093549)
Posted by william-james88 on January 24th, 2021 @ 5:20pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.
He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the titans return toy


What makes him sound that way?
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093550)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2021 @ 5:23pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.

He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the titans return toy


What makes him sound that way?
The bold parts. He's surprised by the tail's ability to be held by the toy in its robot mode and how nice it looks, as though he's never seen that before.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093565)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2021 @ 9:01pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:So I haven't been on this thread for a few pages, because the only figure in both waves so far that maybe interests me is Mindwipe, and even then, I'm not going to go out of my way to look for him.

BUT.

This image has been floating around since sometime yesterday:
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And I am VERY curious to see what people here think about it.
Looks like this next slide from the same source confirms that it's bogus:

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Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093571)
Posted by william-james88 on January 24th, 2021 @ 11:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I like the look of Skullcruncher...
At least the bot made. The alt mode is fine, but isn’t anything impressive imo.
What I surprisingly like is the look of the tail attached to the forearm as a weapon.
I haven’t liked to look of the battlemaster or parts-forming shields for Siege/ER/Netflix.
But for me this really works & looks much more intentional than other similar gimmicks.

He’d probably need to be on sale for me to buy, but this guy definitely has my interest.
You sound like you've never seen the titans return toy


What makes him sound that way?
The bold parts. He's surprised by the tail's ability to be held by the toy in its robot mode and how nice it looks, as though he's never seen that before.


It's not how I read it. It could just as easily be an observation they had on the toy and still like at the moment. Like how I speak of older toys in present tense when writing my top 5 lists. Just to say, we shouldn't be so quick to be dismissive of people's comments. Their comment added to the discussion, giving their opinion of a toy, while yours did not.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093609)
Posted by Tuned Agent on January 25th, 2021 @ 12:46pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:So I haven't been on this thread for a few pages, because the only figure in both waves so far that maybe interests me is Mindwipe, and even then, I'm not going to go out of my way to look for him.

BUT.

This image has been floating around since sometime yesterday:
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And I am VERY curious to see what people here think about it.
Looks like this next slide from the same source confirms that it's bogus:

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As someone who'd love a titan master-compatible Animated Headmaster, I felt that "sorry" for wave 6.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093868)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on January 28th, 2021 @ 9:59pm CST
I had definitely seen the TR version of Skullcruncher...
He was one of many that I passed on. In fact, I didn't buy anything from that line except the Terrorcons.
But seeing him again recently I noticed more how the tail as a weapon works well in terms of the look. Better than I remember, even though before I never looked very closely.
The G1 version looks exactly how I don't want those types of gimmicks to look.

Reminds me of how much I appreciate that the Dinobots had sword weapons rather than a gimmick where their chunky, stubby tails were removed and used as "swords".
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093869)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 28th, 2021 @ 10:04pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I had definitely seen the TR version of Skullcruncher...
He was one of many that I passed on. In fact, I didn't buy anything from that line except the Terrorcons.
But seeing him again recently I noticed more how the tail as a weapon works well in terms of the look. Better than I remember, even though before I never looked very closely.
The G1 version looks exactly how I don't want those types of gimmicks to look.

Reminds me of how much I appreciate that the Dinobots had sword weapons rather than a gimmick where their chunky, stubby tails were removed and used as "swords".


I hear you on the "tails for weapons" bit. I pulled out Classics Grimlock the other day (He's keeping PCC Grimstone company) and really dislike that on him. O well.

My Walmarts are done with their resets, and one even had a Hardhead on the shelf. Later, Chromedome first. Though... dunno if I'm dodging bullets out with the Decepticon ones, or missing out. :-?
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093908)
Posted by Changewinds on January 29th, 2021 @ 1:46pm CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I had definitely seen the TR version of Skullcruncher...
He was one of many that I passed on. In fact, I didn't buy anything from that line except the Terrorcons.
But seeing him again recently I noticed more how the tail as a weapon works well in terms of the look. Better than I remember, even though before I never looked very closely.
The G1 version looks exactly how I don't want those types of gimmicks to look.

Reminds me of how much I appreciate that the Dinobots had sword weapons rather than a gimmick where their chunky, stubby tails were removed and used as "swords".


I do wonder if they fixed the loose hips on this new version. I did like the look of the bot and alt mode, but the loose hips were a dealbreaker since Skullcruncher and his recolor Gatorface both couldn’t stand very well on their own.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093909)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 29th, 2021 @ 2:25pm CST
Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093912)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 29th, 2021 @ 2:33pm CST
I also have both and can confirm Krok wasn't nearly as bad as Skullcruncher. Floor polish did the trick just fine for me too.

I'm curious to see if they did anything about the hinge on Wolfwire myself. I have all 7 from TR already, so he is the only one I might be interested if they fixed things.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093913)
Posted by william-james88 on January 29th, 2021 @ 2:39pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.


Best tail sword ever though goes to the Tigerzord from MMPR.
Cybertron Scourge is pretty awesome too though.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2093958)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 30th, 2021 @ 12:17am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.


Cybertron Snarl, that was some tail.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094002)
Posted by Overcracker on January 30th, 2021 @ 11:37am CST
william-james88 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Gatorface was the name of the redeco's head. The redeco was named Krok.
I found Krok to be at least passable on his own. Skullcruncher was loose AF and no mistake, but the old "clear polish on the ball part of the joint" trick fixed him right up.

The "tails for weapons" thing can work. Take a look at Weirdwolf and Cybertron Snarl, for example - now there's some successful use of tails as swords. And Cybertron Scourge gave us a lovely use of a tail as an axe.
Skullcruncher's tail works better if you think of it as a lance IMO. Or maybe a club. Trying to pass it as a sword... yeah no.


Best tail sword ever though goes to the Tigerzord from MMPR.
Cybertron Scourge is pretty awesome too though.


Energon Cruellock. Nuff’ said.

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Transformers Energon Cruellock (Dinobot) Gallery

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Transformers Energon Cruellock (Dinobot) Gallery+
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094069)
Posted by aronjlove on January 31st, 2021 @ 11:36am CST
I still haven't seen these figures in store, but I noticed one of my Walmarts has a shelf tag for them.
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Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094070)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 31st, 2021 @ 12:16pm CST
aronjlove wrote:I still haven't seen these figures in store, but I noticed one of my Walmarts has a shelf tag for them.
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They should be due any day then. I don't know how far along anyone else's is, but my two local Walmarts have finished the reset of the toy aisles, that is when they should show up.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094071)
Posted by aronjlove on January 31st, 2021 @ 12:21pm CST
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
aronjlove wrote:I still haven't seen these figures in store, but I noticed one of my Walmarts has a shelf tag for them.
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They should be due any day then. I don't know how far along anyone else's is, but my two local Walmarts have finished the reset of the toy aisles, that is when they should show up.

Good to know because the Walmart I found this tag at had practically a ghost town for the toy section outside of Halo and Bakugan for some reason.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094073)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 31st, 2021 @ 12:26pm CST
aronjlove wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
aronjlove wrote:I still haven't seen these figures in store, but I noticed one of my Walmarts has a shelf tag for them.
PHOTO_20210131_092859.jpg


They should be due any day then. I don't know how far along anyone else's is, but my two local Walmarts have finished the reset of the toy aisles, that is when they should show up.

Good to know because the Walmart I found this tag at had practically a ghost town for the toy section outside of Halo and Bakugan for some reason.


Mine was too, all part of the procedure: empty shelves and relocate stock, rearrange according to the plans posted, then restock. Don't expect everything at once though.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094089)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on January 31st, 2021 @ 3:19pm CST
Yeah, I mean it's obviously based on opinion... I don't think any of those examples that were shared are bad... Those may be some of the best uses of tails for weapons. I'm just not a huge fan of the concept in general.
And I never said the newer Skullcruncher's tail was meant to be a sword... Agreed, that's not what was intended.
Again, I just think it visually works. I think mainly because it's proportioned well with his arm and the overall size of the figure itself.
Being that I don't have a single Headmaster figure, I will be very tempted to get him if I ever see him.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094281)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 2nd, 2021 @ 3:42pm CST
They showed up in my store today.
Re: First Wave of Headmaster Reissues Found at Toysrus Hong Kong (2094304)
Posted by o.supreme on February 2nd, 2021 @ 7:22pm CST
I've seen one Chromedome at one single store, and that's it. Also, for what it's worth, as much as I've been "clowning" on some casual fans who might mistake these for original re-releases (since they had been in Walmart as recently as with Blaster just a couple weeks ago), it actually happened with my son.

Although he has no personal attachment to the original toys, he was instantly excited when he saw the packaging, I apparently forgot to tell him these were coming out :lol:. Should have seen his look when I told them they were just TR/Legends repackaged.

I mean it is nice if you missed out back in 2016, or are big fans of the Headmasters enough to get the slightly different decos. While the retro packaging is cool, it's just a wee bit disingenuous IMHO.

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