Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start

Transformers News: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start

Monday, April 15th, 2019 7:46AM CDT

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If you're looking forward to Generations Selects Smokescreen then now's your chance to get an early start on the pre-order game. All of the popular online stores have begun or are expected to soon begin taking pre-orders including Hasbro Pulse which has given a full figure description:

Fans can take their Transformers figure collections to the next level with Generations Selects, a fan-dedicated line of figures featuring fan-favorite, special edition characters you can’t find in the main line.

This special edition Generations Selects WFC-GS06 Smokescreen figure portrays the classic G1 character with a G1-accurate head sculpt. Figure converts to a Cybertronian alt mode in 14 steps, deco’d to reveal how Smokescreen would have looked on Cybertron. The deco incorporates Cybertronian numbers into his classic exterior.

With this Smokescreen figure, fans can add to their Praxus-native collection. Smokescreen joins Barricade and Prowl (each sold separately, subject to availability) as the third Praxian character designed in his native Cybertronian form.

The Smokescreen figure comes equipped with a W-45 Acid Pellet Blaster accessory and 2 W-50 Volt-Beam Cannon accessories that can mount on his shoulders or the hood of his vehicle mode.

Classic G1 character

  • G1-accurate head sculpt
  • Reveals Smokescreen Cybertronian alt mode
  • Alt mode deco incorporates Cybertronian numbers into his classic exterior
  • Accessories: blaster, 2 shoulder cannons that can mount on the hood of the car
  • Third Praxian character to add to Praxus-native collection (Barricade and Prowl sold separately, subject to availability).

Interesting bit of lore they decided to toss in there. So far the only other store with a listing seems to be Big Bad Toy Store, but more will certainly be cropping up soon. Are you looking forward to Selects Smokescreen or are you not quite warmed up to the mold? And out of curiosity, does anyone out there have a dedicated "Praxus-native collection"? Then sound off in the Energon Pub forums below!

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Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2018973)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on April 15th, 2019 @ 7:49am CDT
Emerje wrote:If you're looking forward to Generations Selects Smokescreen then now's your chance to get an early start on the pre-order game. All of the popular online stores have begun or are expected to soon begin taking pre-orders including Hasbro Pulse which has given a full figure description:

Fans can take their Transformers figure collections to the next level with Generations Selects, a fan-dedicated line of figures featuring fan-favorite, special edition characters you can’t find in the main line.

This special edition Generations Selects WFC-GS06 Smokescreen figure portrays the classic G1 character with a G1-accurate head sculpt. Figure converts to a Cybertronian alt mode in 14 steps, deco’d to reveal how Smokescreen would have looked on Cybertron. The deco incorporates Cybertronian numbers into his classic exterior.

With this Smokescreen figure, fans can add to their Praxus-native collection. Smokescreen joins Barricade and Prowl (each sold separately, subject to availability) as the third Praxian character designed in his native Cybertronian form.

The Smokescreen figure comes equipped with a W-45 Acid Pellet Blaster accessory and 2 W-50 Volt-Beam Cannon accessories that can mount on his shoulders or the hood of his vehicle mode.

Classic G1 character

  • G1-accurate head sculpt
  • Reveals Smokescreen Cybertronian alt mode
  • Alt mode deco incorporates Cybertronian numbers into his classic exterior
  • Accessories: blaster, 2 shoulder cannons that can mount on the hood of the car
  • Third Praxian character to add to Praxus-native collection (Barricade and Prowl sold separately, subject to availability).

Interesting bit of lore they decided to toss in there. So far the only other store with a listing seems to be Big Bad Toy Store, but more will certainly be cropping up soon. Are you looking forward to Selects Smokescreen or are you not quite warmed up to the mold? And out of curiosity, does anyone out there have a dedicated "Praxus-native collection"? Then sound off in the Energon Pub forums below!

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Did Pulse confirmed they'd do Preorders? I just saw on FB, I think it was the Transformers (official) or possibly Pulse plug BBTS directly.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2018974)
Posted by Emerje on April 15th, 2019 @ 7:57am CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:Does that make more sense?

It makes sense, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right. So far we're just bouncing around theories. What we need is more numbered figures or an outright answer from Hasbro on the matter.

Caelus wrote:Combat Megatron, Smokescreen, Redwing, Greenlight, and Lancer make 5 WFC Selects. Betting the sixth one would be a Nemesis Prime repaint of Voyager OP.

Greenlight isn't part of the Selects line and has already been designated WFC-S15. She, and probably Lancer, too, is a store exclusive, we just don't know where yet.

Emerje
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2018976)
Posted by Emerje on April 15th, 2019 @ 7:59am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Did Pulse confirmed they'd do Preorders? I just saw on FB, I think it was the Transformers (official) or possibly Pulse plug BBTS directly.

I linked to the pre-order page on Pulse right at the start of the article.

Emerje
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2018977)
Posted by Beachjezus on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:09am CDT
Just got my preorder ordered from Pulse!
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2018978)
Posted by Cobotron on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:23am CDT
Yup! Me too. (pre-order from Pulse, that is.)
Thanks for the news and the heads up Emerje! ;)^

In the article it was asked if anyone has a dedicated "Praxis Native collection". My collection includes everyone under the sun, but I do make a point to collect any and all versions of the Datsun Bros, as Bluestreak was my very 1st G1 Transformer, and the mold and the 3 characters that wear it have remained my most favorite ever since.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2018980)
Posted by Glarryg on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:27am CDT
Pre-ordered. I know that a lot of people either absolutely love or absolutely hate this mold, but I think it's pretty good. More Datsun-y that the Combiner wars BlueProwlScreen, but without the awkward turtleneck of the first CHUG BlueProwlScreen. Maybe not perfect, but so far I've liked these Seige figures more than I thought I would. I'm definitely planning to paint up a Diaclone Bluestreak at some point, so one of these "Praxus boys" is getting double-bought.

Glarryg
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019003)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:59am CDT
Beachjezus wrote:Just got my preorder ordered from Pulse!


I just cancelled my pre-order with BBTS and secured my pre-order from Hasbro Pulse.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019010)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on April 15th, 2019 @ 12:07pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Beachjezus wrote:Just got my preorder ordered from Pulse!


I just cancelled my pre-order with BBTS and secured my pre-order from Hasbro Pulse.


I wonder if they will add to a current order, so I can have him piggy backed on Star Convoy
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019011)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on April 15th, 2019 @ 12:10pm CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Beachjezus wrote:Just got my preorder ordered from Pulse!


I just cancelled my pre-order with BBTS and secured my pre-order from Hasbro Pulse.


I wonder if they will add to a current order, so I can have him piggy backed on Star Convoy


Probably not, especially if you have Hasbro Pulse Premium to cover the shipping. I ordered all the wave 2 Deluzes when they were available at the mistake price of $9.99. Even thought I ordered them together, they each shipped in their own package. So I highly doubt 2 items ordered separately would be joined together for shipping purposes.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019027)
Posted by Emerje on April 15th, 2019 @ 5:33pm CDT
Not sure that it's news worthy, but Smokescreen is also now on Takara Tomy Mall. He's priced at 4,104 JPY and strangely scheduled for September (Hasbro says October). They added a third photo, too.

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Emerje
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019029)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 15th, 2019 @ 6:38pm CDT
Ya know, that Smokescreen looks pretty dang cool! I love the Cybertronian numbers, that a great touch.

Looks like he and Star Convoy will be pre-ordered here shortly from Pulse!

Now come on, Ricochet and Swoop were revealed ages ago, and since then, there has been a reveal/release of a selects, the leaking of another selects, and the pre-orders for yet another. Where are those 2 at???
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019055)
Posted by Emerje on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:40pm CDT
Turns out Star Convoy was only half of the equation. It appears that the Generations Selects line is now officially a shared initiative between Hasbro and Takara Tomy with Selects Smokescreen now available for pre-order on Takara Tomy Mall as a limited exclusive for Japan. The price is higher than the Hasbro version at the tax inclusive price of 4,104 JPY (currently $36.64) and listed as a September release despite Hasbro's being scheduled for October. What this could mean for Japanese releases of previous Selects figures Combat Megatron, Ricochet, and Red Swoop is yet to be seen. TTM also added a third picture of Smokescreen.

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And as expected we have more pre-orders open to go with the previously reported Hasbro Pulse and Big Bad Toy Store orders:

TFSource
Entertainment Earth
Ages Three And Up
The Chosen Prime
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019058)
Posted by Lore Keeper on April 15th, 2019 @ 9:07pm CDT
Soooo... when we put out a Selects toy in the US, it's for retail price and Takara puts it up on the Mall for about that price. When Japan does it, it's super expensive, apparently because it's a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. That be some BS, mate. >:oP
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019059)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 15th, 2019 @ 9:14pm CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:Soooo... when we put out a Selects toy in the US, it's for retail price and Takara puts it up on the Mall for about that price. When Japan does it, it's super expensive, apparently because it's a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. That be some BS, mate. >:oP

Takara's been doing it for forever. Everyone just said that it was the cost for a premium paint job, but they kept doing it after brand unification.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019060)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 15th, 2019 @ 9:43pm CDT
O hey, product code: E8372

So they're using the actual toys for photos now? Color me surprised. So that means the number on left door is indeed inverted on the figure itself.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019061)
Posted by william-james88 on April 15th, 2019 @ 10:10pm CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:Soooo... when we put out a Selects toy in the US, it's for retail price and Takara puts it up on the Mall for about that price. When Japan does it, it's super expensive, apparently because it's a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. That be some BS, mate. >:oP

I agree. it isnt fair. And it has nothing to do with paintjob or anything, its simply because this toy is an exclusive in Japan. if it was not an exclusive in Japan, you could get it for a little over $50 from Amazon japan. Like this guy here https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BF%E3%8 ... 71M0X6HQT7

Or this guy (better example) https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BF%E3%8 ... 62A2F90N9F
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019069)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 15th, 2019 @ 11:37pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:O hey, product code: E8372

So they're using the actual toys for photos now? Color me surprised. So that means the number on left door is indeed inverted on the figure itself.


Well, maybe and maybe not. That's definitely a nearly finished sample they've photographed. That doesn't mean we won't see some last minute changes, though, and here's why. Hasbro Pulse has the item on "Preorder" until mid May. Why would they cap the preorders like that when they don't really do that for other items? Because, Smokescreen is probably being made to order. They're going to produce however many are needed to fill the preorders submitted by mid May and then a little extra to cover any post release interest and customer service replacements. There's potentially time, if this is the case, to correct that error on the tampographing. This can also explain why Takara Tomy can release this in September while Hasbro is having us wait until October. Japan will be the first to get these when they are finished in the factory, as they are closest to the factories is Vietnam. then North America will have to wait until they get their shipments via boat.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019070)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 15th, 2019 @ 11:43pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:O hey, product code: E8372

So they're using the actual toys for photos now? Color me surprised. So that means the number on left door is indeed inverted on the figure itself.


Well, maybe and maybe not. That's definitely a nearly finished sample they've photographed. That doesn't mean we won't see some last minute changes, though, and here's why. Hasbro Pulse has the item on "Preorder" until mid May. Why would they cap the preorders like that when they don't really do that for other items? Because, Smokescreen is probably being made to order. They're going to produce however many are needed to fill the preorders submitted by mid May and then a little extra to cover any post release interest and customer service replacements. There's potentially time, if this is the case, to correct that error on the tampographing. This can also explain why Takara Tomy can release this in September while Hasbro is having us wait until October. Japan will be the first to get these when they are finished in the factory, as they are closest to the factories is Vietnam. then North America will have to wait until they get their shipments via boat.


So they put product codes on the samples too? Interesting. :-?
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019073)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 16th, 2019 @ 12:02am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So they put product codes on the samples too? Interesting. :-?


Maybe? I don't know for sure, but the factory has to put through a few samples of what the final product will be for Hasbro and Takara Tomy to approve for mass production so that their aren't big flaws that make it to retail. (Obviously, mistakes still get through from time to time.) The product code might be part of this process, so that Hasbro can see that it's in the right place, etc.

This "sample batch" approach was the case frequently with figures put out by the old Transformers Collectors Club. Often, mistakes would crop up with the production versions compared to their advertised versions because they didn't get the initial samples in time to give feedback to the factories before they went into production. Or, sometimes when getting the samples in hand, they made some last minute changes for better aesthetics or functionality or whatever, altering the initial plan advertised.
Re: Generations Selects Smokescreen online pre-orders start (2019077)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 16th, 2019 @ 3:07am CDT
Emerje wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:Does that make more sense?

It makes sense, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right. So far we're just bouncing around theories. What we need is more numbered figures or an outright answer from Hasbro on the matter.

Emerje

Fair enough. Theorizing is always fun though, so why not?

On the subject of theorizing, I had a thought: do we think the Cybertron Defense Hot Shot that's possibly coming from the Hound mold will be a Selects figure rather than a mainline release? It would make the numbering for both Siege and Selects make a bit more sense.

On topic regarding Smokescreen though, I personally think that in terms of this mold, Prowl < Smokescreen < Barricade, but none of the three make me want to get them yet. Hopefully Bluestreak will change that, and then having a version of the mold in-hand will help me formulate a final opinion on Barricade. I do hope Bluestreak's windows/tires are the same smoky color as Smokescreen here, rather than Prowl's clear.

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