In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet

Transformers News: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 11:41AM CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Daniel Oon, we now have pictures of the upcoming Transformers Platinum Edition "Seeker Squadron" 3-Pack of the Conehead Seekers with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet. Daniel found the set at an Isetan store in Singapore which was priced at $109.90 SGD (approximately $78.89 USD). The appeal of this set, beside the amazing artwork that graces the front of the packaging, is that this is the first reissue of Thrust and Ramjet since the Collector's Edition packaged versions which were sold at Jaf-Con 10 in July 2001. Dirge was last reissued as part of Hasbro's Commemorative Series 11 years ago back in 2004. This news was sent to us via the Seibertron.com Facebook page.

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Transformers News: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet

Transformers News: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet

Transformers News: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet
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Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1662994)
Posted by ScottyP on March 15th, 2015 @ 11:46am CDT
Aww shucks, was hoping for tampos. Not a big deal, would happily pay around $80 for this set to upgrade my vintage Ramjet and Thrust.

Interesting that the short missiles are included for Thrust and not the safety standard ones included with the Commemorative Series seekers - wouldn't expect this one at US retail if that holds up :-?
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1662996)
Posted by shajaki on March 15th, 2015 @ 11:49am CDT
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1662998)
Posted by steve2275 on March 15th, 2015 @ 11:54am CDT
cool
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663000)
Posted by STngAR on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:01pm CDT
Hmmm, need to put that on the want list


:MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663004)
Posted by Seibertron on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:07pm CDT
It's odd that they aren't packaged in the same order that they are depicted on the front and back of the box.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663005)
Posted by shajaki on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:11pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Interesting that the short missiles are included for Thrust and not the safety standard ones included with the Commemorative Series seekers - wouldn't expect this one at US retail if that holds up :-?
Damn! You're right... wonder what this will mean for us Canadians and Americans :-?

I would like to point out the phenominal price tag on this set, especially with all the talk regarding the Insecticons and YOTG Laser Prime. The only Conehead reissued was Dirge through TRU's Commemorative series. Outside of that, the trio was sold through E-Hobby back in the day which commands some pretty big bucks on ebay. With this set, and the original Encore seeker trio, fans can have an entire G1 set of seekers on the cheap. It's so awesome, I'm marking the occasion with the invention of a new word: CRAZ-MAZ-TASTIC.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663006)
Posted by megatronus on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:33pm CDT
Why yes, I think I will.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663007)
Posted by Agamemnon on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:34pm CDT
Want.

And that's a good price. I was afraid they were going to be monstrously expensive.

Now, where is Trypticon? :-s
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663010)
Posted by megatronus on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:53pm CDT
I wouldn't draw too heavy a conclusion on the US retail price based on what this thing is going for in SIngapore... there's still a really good (and by which I mean horrific) chance this will appear for $120 or higher, based on the shelf-warming Insecticons.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663011)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:54pm CDT
For that price I'll be all over them. They don't look like the best G1 toys out there by a longshot, but they're definitely interesting. Retooling a Diaclone toy 3 times for a mold already released 3 times. Not sure that's ever happened since (yes, yes, the classics seekers ;) maybe even a few movie toys have similar claims). I think they're interesting history anyway, predecessors to how often molds are reused today.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663012)
Posted by Seibertron on March 15th, 2015 @ 12:59pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:Want.

And that's a good price. I was afraid they were going to be monstrously expensive.

Now, where is Trypticon? :-s


Keep in mind that this is the Singapore price. I would expect the price to be more expensive here in the US.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663030)
Posted by Rated X on March 15th, 2015 @ 1:33pm CDT
I would have been interested in these years ago before I knew CHUG was going to get so big and do every character. I ended up buying a combination of vintage and e-hobby to complete my vintage seeker collection. Unless they decide to do a set of rainmakers in this mold, Im done with vintage bricks.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663031)
Posted by Seibertron on March 15th, 2015 @ 1:36pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I would have been interested in these years ago before I knew CHUG was going to get so big and do every character. I ended up buying a combination of vintage and e-hobby to complete my vintage seeker collection. Unless they decide to do a set of rainmakers in this mold, Im done with vintage bricks.



Works for me! More for those of us who appreciate these awesome vintage and legacy Transformers toys. :D
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663033)
Posted by megatronus on March 15th, 2015 @ 1:37pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Rated X wrote:I would have been interested in these years ago before I knew CHUG was going to get so big and do every character. I ended up buying a combination of vintage and e-hobby to complete my vintage seeker collection. Unless they decide to do a set of rainmakers in this mold, Im done with vintage bricks.



Works for me! More for those of us who appreciate these awesome vintage and legacy Transformers toys. :D

Indeed! Even if I had the older reissues (which I don't), I'd still pursue these Platinum Editions. I'm a sucker for packaging, and these toys are packaged be-au-tifully.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663055)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on March 15th, 2015 @ 2:37pm CDT
WANT THESE CONEHEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do have a feeling that Thrusts missiles wont be firing. odds are they will remove the springs for safety sake
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663075)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on March 15th, 2015 @ 3:24pm CDT
Nice to see G1 reissues again. I was lucky enough to pick up the ehobby reissues of Thrust and Ramjet back in '06.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663090)
Posted by triKlops on March 15th, 2015 @ 3:58pm CDT
Very glad to see these rolling out; although i won't hold my breath on the Singapore price until something is confirmed for the US.
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663094)
Posted by Torneira on March 15th, 2015 @ 4:05pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:It's odd that they aren't packaged in the same order that they are depicted on the front and back of the box.

Yes and in addition to your statement neither are the names in the right order as the characters. So I suspect they switched Thrust and Ramjet accidently... :-?
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663096)
Posted by Torneira on March 15th, 2015 @ 4:06pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:It's odd that they aren't packaged in the same order that they are depicted on the front and back of the box.

Yes and in addition to your statement neither are the names in the right order as the characters. So I suspect they switched Thrust and Ramjet accidently... :-?
Re: In-Package pics of Platinum Conehead Seekers Squadron with Thurst, Dirge and Ramjet (1663104)
Posted by william-james88 on March 15th, 2015 @ 4:19pm CDT
These look great! Do you guys think the price point is about the same with the insecticons?

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