Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail

Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail

Friday, September 20th, 2019 9:30pm CDT

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This just in from Seibertron himself is a sighting of the new Playschool ginormous sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge the Construct-bot and Hoist. These were spotted at a Target in Rosemont, Il and are tagged at $14.99 each. These are perfect toys for our younger Transformer fans who are no doubt being groomed by their Transformer fan parents to one day inherit the fandom. Don't forget it's never too early to start a Transformers fan on the right path! Share your thoughts in the forum and happy hunting out there Seibertronians!
Transformers News: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail

Transformers News: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail

Transformers News: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail

Transformers News: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail

Transformers News: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail


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Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2039137)
Posted by Deathsanras on September 22nd, 2019 @ 4:05am CDT
It's weird that Hoist has the old style packaging while Wedge has the new.
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2039791)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 28th, 2019 @ 3:18pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Today we have a sighting for Rescue Bots fans as the big bot himself, Seibertron, brings us a sighting of two of the latest Rescue Bots Academy toys to hit the shelves. These toys are Grimlock (Who transforms from trusted Dino mode to a motorcycle) and Whirl the Flightbot (in her race car form). Take a look at the pictures below!

The sighting was made at a Walmart in Fort Prospect, Il outside of Chicago.

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Are you or your children a Rescue Bots collector? Let us know if you'll be tracking these down in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2039815)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 28th, 2019 @ 5:19pm CDT
Speaking of Grimlock, he just appeared in one of today's new episodes. While he's gray now, he's been confirmed to be RID 2015 Grimlock.
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2039834)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on September 29th, 2019 @ 5:08am CDT
OMG!!! A new Whirl figure? MUST HAVE! I MUST HAVE every Whirl figure. I love Whirl!


??? Wait a minute! Whirl..........the flight bot............transforms into a..........????





:BOOM:
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2039843)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 29th, 2019 @ 8:43am CDT
Well at least whirls alt is better than siege mirages :) plus looks like they can get a few repaints out of him. Saw a family buying their kid the grimlock weeks ago in the entertainer (U.K).
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2039852)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 29th, 2019 @ 10:20am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Well at least whirls alt is better than siege mirages :) plus looks like they can get a few repaints out of him. Saw a family buying their kid the grimlock weeks ago in the entertainer (U.K).
Whirl's a girl.
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2044314)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 11th, 2019 @ 12:47pm CST
And now, something intended for the younger Transformers fans. Via online listings from Smyth's Toys, in the U.K., we have two new playsets of Rescue Bots Wedge, and Hoist. While the two individual toys look to be different molds, the "Command Center" parts of these playsets seem to be simple remolds of each other. They also share a light up feature in the crane arm of each Command Center.

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There's no word on when these sets will be available in the U.S. (a quick search of Amazon didn't show any listings for these), but keep your eyes peeled if you're a fan of this line. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the latest in Transformers news!
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2045087)
Posted by william-james88 on November 20th, 2019 @ 1:27pm CST
While this is for an audience younger than most fans coming ot this site, Hasbro was rather excited about these new Mega Mighties toys. This was a line where all the big names from their various toy lines would be reinterpreted as cute super deformed action figures for kids. These were a more stylistic take than their Titan heroes which were rather static looking and expressionless. While Hot Shot and Bumblebee were part of the first batch, we are getting new Transformers themed toys with Optimus prime and Rescue Bots heatwave. Not all retailers have these yet as they are rather new. Optimus and heatwave were found at Walmarts in Canada, as part of a new Rescue Bots display for the holiday season. Optimus is also available on Amazon.com for $11.99..

You can see stock images and a image of the Walmart display below.

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Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2045101)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 20th, 2019 @ 5:20pm CST
Even as a cute expressive figure, Heatwave remains a grumpy gus. :P
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2045230)
Posted by Stargrave on November 22nd, 2019 @ 12:59pm CST
From Decoys to Action Masters, we all know Transformers are so cool that even non-transforming Transformers are worth our attention. Thanks to an update from Hamley's of London we've learned of the new wave 2 of Rescue Bots Academy mini figures characters. Included in the blind bagged wave 2 are Wedge, Hotshot, Optimus Prime, Medix, Hoist, Bumblebee, Whirl, and Chase. Like the wave prior each character has two poses making a total of 16 different figurines, each at 6.5 cm tall. Are you a completist who's gotta catch 'em all? Need little characters to help populate your city bots? Share your thoughts with us in the forum. Enjoy the images and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2045450)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 26th, 2019 @ 2:10pm CST
Coming right along with news of MP-49 Black Convoy being listed at BigBadToyStore, we have a new listing for the younger fans of the franchise, in the form of case assortment for Wave 3 of the Rescue Bots Rescan series, due in January. What's interesting about this listing is that two characters, Medix and Chase, have new molds. In this listing from site sponsor Entertainment Earth, we can see that Chase has the new altmode of a drag racer car, and Medix is now an offroad vehicle. Click on any of the iamges to be taken to the listing

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The listing states that these will be available in January, so maybe these new figures will be a late Holiday gift for someone on your list? Let us know what you think!
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2045553)
Posted by Flashwave on November 27th, 2019 @ 9:26pm CST
Is it me or has Rescue Bots gotten all the cool alt modes Generations is afraid of? I mean, a friggin' Funny Car? I want a dragster Funny Car. Give me Blurr as that. The Quinjet. Uou know who would work as a Quinjet. a Tomahawk Motorcycle? Meanwhile all we get is G1 with knees.

Edit: no. I'm not done. Seriously, ater Siege3, I want this creative team. They arent afraid to take risks, or pull a slip out of a hat and say "Okay, now who could we turn into THIS vehicle? To hell with what they were, let' s go with what they WILL BE. It doesnt have to be bonkers, but I want Classics back, whem it was all NEO G1. /soapbox
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2045821)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 2nd, 2019 @ 7:48pm CST
Flashwave wrote:Is it me or has Rescue Bots gotten all the cool alt modes Generations is afraid of? I mean, a friggin' Funny Car? I want a dragster Funny Car. Give me Blurr as that. The Quinjet. Uou know who would work as a Quinjet. a Tomahawk Motorcycle? Meanwhile all we get is G1 with knees.

Edit: no. I'm not done. Seriously, ater Siege3, I want this creative team. They arent afraid to take risks, or pull a slip out of a hat and say "Okay, now who could we turn into THIS vehicle? To hell with what they were, let' s go with what they WILL BE. It doesnt have to be bonkers, but I want Classics back, whem it was all NEO G1. /soapbox

I agree with this.

Generations needs to embrace some of the wacky that Rescue bots has given us
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2051736)
Posted by Stargrave on February 8th, 2020 @ 10:56pm CST
2019 wasn't a bad year for Hot Shot. Aside from his Generations Selects Transformers: Cybertron exclusive version he saw several of his Rescue Bots Academy likeness released. Thanks to a head's up fro our own ScottyP we've learned the latest Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Hot Shot has popped up on the Hasbro website. This is the larger sized assortment that sells for $14.99, with this particular toy looking similar to the Hot Shot previously found in the recent Academy Rescue Team 4-pack (just larger and with some slight difference in deco). From the website description:

"Selected to become a Rescue Bots Academy trainee by none other than Optimus Prime himself, Hot Shot is the hero of the team!

Little heroes ages 3 and up can imagine going on daring mission with one of their favorite Transformers Rescue Bots Academy characters! Designed with Easy 2 Do conversion and sized right for small hands, the Hot Shot toy converts from robot mode to vehicle mode and back again in 1 simple step! In bot mode, the Hot Shot figure features a fun, button-activated “Splash Blaster” rescue tool, inspired by the one featured in the animated series. Boys and girls will love pretending to race to the rescue with this 6-inch collectible Transformers toy robot!

Also look for other Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Academy action figures to build a rescue team. (Other figures each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Manufactured under license from TOMY Company, Ltd.
Transformers Rescue Bots is a trademark and copyright of Hasbro.

• Includes figure.

• 2-IN-1 RESCUE BOTS ACADEMY TOY: Little heroes can enjoy twice the fun with 2 modes of play, converting this Hot Shot action figure from an off-road vehicle to a robot and back again
• AS SEEN IN THE TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ACADEMY TV SERIES: Kids can imagine racing to the rescue with this Hot Shot toy, inspired by the Transformers Rescue Bots Academy show
• EASY TO DO: Designed with Easy 2 Do conversion preschoolers can do, this figure makes a great gift. With 1 easy step, kids ages 3 and up can convert this Rescue Bots Academy toy from robot to vehicle
• RESCUE TOOL: The fun and oversized Hot Shot converting toy robot features a fun, button-activated rescue tool, as seen in the Transformers Rescue Bots Academy animated series
• COLLECTIBLE TOYS: Look for other Playskool Heroes Transformer Rescue Bots Academy toys to assemble a rescue team (Other figures each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
• Figure scale: 6 inches

• Ages 3 and up
• WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD– Small parts may be generated. Not for children under 3 years."


Will you be picking up this Hot Shot for the junior collectors in your Ark? As always share your thoughts in the forum and be sure to stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2062891)
Posted by Deathsanras on April 30th, 2020 @ 10:34am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:And now, something intended for the younger Transformers fans. Via online listings from Smyth's Toys, in the U.K., we have two new playsets of Rescue Bots Wedge, and Hoist. While the two individual toys look to be different molds, the "Command Center" parts of these playsets seem to be simple remolds of each other. They also share a light up feature in the crane arm of each Command Center.

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There's no word on when these sets will be available in the U.S. (a quick search of Amazon didn't show any listings for these), but keep your eyes peeled if you're a fan of this line. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the latest in Transformers news!


I look forward to these being single-packed without the trailer (per Heatwave, Chase).
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2067924)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2020 @ 3:07pm CDT
The new mold of Rescue Bots Chase, released now under Rescue Bots Academy, has been found in both the US and Canada. In Canada, he was found at a Toysrus in Montreal for $15 while in the US he was found at a Walgreens in North Carolina for $14. This is a new mold for Chase the Police Bot as he is now a drag racer. I actually purchased this for my two year old and thus I have some more pictures for you.

The size is similar to a deluxe, the same size of other Rescue Bots its size in the previous line before the rebranding. While he turns into a Drag Racer rather than a police car, and thus less show accurate, I can attest that my kid did not care. This new mold actually fixes a lot of design aspects from the original. The robot mode looks better as it is more proportionate and defined rather than just look like the alt mode parts slightly more apart from each other. Also, the original's transformation mechanism broke up the blue of the alt mode but here it's all concealed within the toy. So both modes look great. I really like the headsculpt where he has a nice police cap. The transformation is as simple as ever,very quick and effective, recreating the rapidity seen onscreen. All you have to do is flip down the spoiler and it's done. Here are images below compared to previous Rescut Bot toys and other one steps.
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Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2067939)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 14th, 2020 @ 4:13pm CDT
This turbo-cop look pretty cool!

Also, 15$CAN? Based on the US price, is that on sale or is this a new low price for this line?
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2067942)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2020 @ 4:20pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:This turbo-cop look pretty cool!

Also, 15$CAN? Based on the US price, is that on sale or is this a new low price for this line?


It's the price it's been for this class for the past 4 years or so. It just didnt go up when other toys did. I guess because its part of a different section.
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2067945)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 14th, 2020 @ 4:37pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:This turbo-cop look pretty cool!

Also, 15$CAN? Based on the US price, is that on sale or is this a new low price for this line?


It's the price it's been for this class for the past 4 years or so. It just didnt go up when other toys did. I guess because its part of a different section.


Maybe it's price-increase PTSD.
Because those really sky-rocketed since a few years. Especially at Walmart, where some toys are 3 to 5$ more than other places for random reasons.
Re: Jumbo Sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge and Hoist Spotted at US Retail (2067947)
Posted by Flashwave on June 14th, 2020 @ 5:10pm CDT
Is this new? I thought we'd seen chases a dragster before? Or is this just taking a long time to get out

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