Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings

Transformers News: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 4:43AM CDT

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Remember a while back, when some very odd Transformers listings popped up on Amazon? Listings with names like "Transformers Greaser Gang", and the especially odd "Transformers Toilet Troop"?

Well, it looks like Hasbro was in on the odd names from the start. Thanks to a heads up from Scottimus Prime, we saw from Hasbro's official Transformers Instagram story that they are, indeed, up to something.

Transformers News: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings


Transformers News: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings

Transformers News: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings

No word on when we'll find out what those listings mean, but with SDCC around the corner, it's probably safe to say that we'll find out soon. Any guesses as to what they might be?
Credit(s): Scottimus Prime
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Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965896)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 21st, 2018 @ 6:51am CDT
Interesting, so they may be something other than rescue bots toys after all.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965916)
Posted by Agent 53 on June 21st, 2018 @ 9:54am CDT
Did anyone notice that Unicron was part of that background? At a time he is making a resurgence in the comics, is it possible he's getting a new toy, and if so do we think it'd be another Armada repaint or a new mold?
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965917)
Posted by Crosscheck on June 21st, 2018 @ 10:02am CDT
Techie Team is likely something to do with the Technobots. Greaser Gang is likely to do with the Stunticons. Hard to say in what way though. Toilet Troop is likely Wreck-Gar. Jock Squad is hard to say.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965920)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on June 21st, 2018 @ 10:12am CDT
Agent 53 wrote:Did anyone notice that Unicron was part of that background? At a time he is making a resurgence in the comics, is it possible he's getting a new toy, and if so do we think it'd be another Armada repaint or a new mold?


probably not this. names are too silly. but they did say before they wanted to do a new unicron through the haslabs crowdfunding thing. as for this, the silly names have been making me think of new blind bag mini figures, but silly ones like the gross-ery gang etc. only time will tell
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965922)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on June 21st, 2018 @ 10:39am CDT
So... these guys could be ANYTHING! Even though they are using Generations-style backing... That basically means nothing. These could be any kind of figure for any line. And, I wouldn't be surprised to see Combiner Force Combiners.

It's ALSO possible that these names are like the preliminary listings for AoE/TLK and therefore the names, themselves, have no meaning. But that seems sliiightly less likely.

ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, here is what I will predict/hope since all bets are off.

Techie Team = UW Computron (hopefully in Hasbro colors. With a special Ed. Prime Master)
Techie Team Hope = See above.

Greaser Gang = Realistically? I dunno. Road Caesar? Maybe a set of Rescue/Engineer Autobot combiner limbs to go with Inferno.
Greaser Gang hope = Titan Master versions of the Autobot Targetmasters. TM-Springer and/or Sandstorm too.

Jock Squad = Duocon Flywheels
Jock Squad hope = Flywheels plus more.

Toilet Troop = Realistically? No idea. Maybe a couple of Junkions. A Voyager and three Deluxes to make a combiner?
Toilet Troop hope = Seacons



This is all over the map. Notably, G2 Defensor is still not one of these, so... That f***ing sucks if we end up getting 4 boxsets and NO G2 Defensor.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965928)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 21st, 2018 @ 11:45am CDT
How did you get the seacons from toilet troop?
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965935)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 21st, 2018 @ 12:10pm CDT
I got no idea. They sorta remind me a lil of the Micromaster team naming things but that's about all I can come up with. Kinda curious now.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965937)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on June 21st, 2018 @ 12:16pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:How did you get the seacons from toilet troop?


Because that's where you put pet fish when they die. :-D



Also, cartoons always put aquatic villains in the sewers.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1965943)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 21st, 2018 @ 12:28pm CDT
That's...actually good logic. I never thought of that
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1966020)
Posted by Emerje on June 21st, 2018 @ 9:27pm CDT
Key phrase here is "secret project", Rescue Bots Academy isn't a secret so this could be something entirely new and unrelated to anything else. Also, I don't believe they've ever directly addressed the movie code names publicly so these names may be the actual product names rather than code names.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1966023)
Posted by Seibertron on June 21st, 2018 @ 11:08pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:
Agent 53 wrote:Did anyone notice that Unicron was part of that background? At a time he is making a resurgence in the comics, is it possible he's getting a new toy, and if so do we think it'd be another Armada repaint or a new mold?


probably not this. names are too silly. but they did say before they wanted to do a new unicron through the haslabs crowdfunding thing. as for this, the silly names have been making me think of new blind bag mini figures, but silly ones like the gross-ery gang etc. only time will tell


That's the same background that's been used elsewhere before. I think it's also used in the Earth Wars game for past couple of years.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1966025)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on June 22nd, 2018 @ 12:23am CDT
Seibertron wrote:That's the same background that's been used elsewhere before. I think it's also used in the Earth Wars game for past couple of years.

Quite right Ryan: I've only recently started playing and have seen that background quite often in the last 24hr.

I'm inclined to think it's WfC-related. Just my wishful thinking!
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1966118)
Posted by Emerje on June 22nd, 2018 @ 3:09pm CDT
RotorstormNZ wrote:I'm inclined to think it's WfC-related. Just my wishful thinking!

Since WfC is next year's line and these listings have been on Amazon for a while now I doubt it's related.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970815)
Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2018 @ 1:32pm CDT
We also have another series of unknown listings over on online retailer Amazon, and specifically its Australian site, for some upcoming Transformers figures and sets that we might end up seeing in person at San Diego Comic Con 2018 next week, and apparently due by December 2018.

This second batch is only listed by its initial part of the name, bar one, which lends itself to some severe speculation: "Rescue“, “Battle“, “Airstrike“, “Spy“, “Sports Car“, “Race Car“, and "Off Road Patrol". If those names sound familiar, it's because all but 'Spy' were the names of the Micromaster Patrols from the late 1980s/early 1990s toyline! Check out the listings below, and let us know what your speculation brings you in the Energon Pub discussion boards.











Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970821)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 13th, 2018 @ 1:42pm CDT
So it looks like the rumours about the return of micromasters is being proved slowly. I like micromasters so I approve.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970830)
Posted by bluecatcinema on July 13th, 2018 @ 1:55pm CDT
I'm looking forward to seeing the Micromasters return.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970833)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 13th, 2018 @ 2:01pm CDT
Figured they'd have to tackle the micromaster lines eventually as they're running out of characters to update. Of the 1984 line, the only one that hasn't been updated is Bumper / Bumblejumper. For 1985, its the Powerdashers, the Ominibots, and a few Deluxe Insecticons. 1986 everyone has an update except Hubcap (who did get a movie toy). 1987 there's the remaining 4 Throttlebots, the Autobot Targetmasters, the headmaster triple changers, and Flywheels (who at least got his head released in the last line).

I would prefer that if they hit Micromasters that they make them as larger figures (as tiny cars just don't make sense except for populating city scenes), but the price point seems to indicate they'll stay small.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970848)
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on July 13th, 2018 @ 2:32pm CDT
Yes in BW Megatron voice.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970851)
Posted by Deadput on July 13th, 2018 @ 2:35pm CDT
I'm just hoping they have articulation like the Minicons of days old.
Re: Hasbro Teases Product Reveal For Strange Amazon Listings (1970873)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 13th, 2018 @ 3:02pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:So it looks like the rumours about the return of micromasters is being proved slowly. I like micromasters so I approve.
My thoughts exactly. I was pulling for them to come back, especially after Blackjack. And I hope they're in the new Legends class, though a straight reissue of the G1 figures would be fine as well. As long as the molds are still good.
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