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Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

Transformers News: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

Friday, October 29th, 2021 1:59PM CDT

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Many fans were hoping for some sort of announcement for Blaster, or at least some info as to what Kingdom wave 5 was all about. Well, now we know. Mark, Hasbro's Transformers designer, had a short Zoom call with some members of the fan community where he revealed Kingdom voyager Blaster. We have images from the call as well as official photos. The call photos are from Ben Yee's Twitter. We learnt that Kingdom wave 5 is indeed happening. The anticipated date for release is January 1st 2022. It will be released in stores and on online stores but there are no scheduled preorders. This is for the entirety of wave 5 (which we are assuming includes Pipes and Slammer). Kingdom would thus make up the first quarter of 2022 so the soonest to see Legacy toys would be second quarter 2022 (April 1st).
The only other info of note that happened during this call was the confirmation that Menasor had its own combiner system and was not scramble city.

Back to Blaster, he is a new mold and comes with a clear plastic Eject, which makes him fit well with the overall Energon accessories gimmick of Legacy, where he will be rereleased.

Transformers News: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

Transformers News: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

Transformers News: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

Transformers News: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

Transformers News: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5

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Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119918)
Posted by bluecatcinema on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:01pm CDT
Ooh, not bad.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119922)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:22pm CDT
YES finally. I’ve been waiting for Blaster since they revealed Siege Soundwave. He looks exactly as I hoped too. I just couldn’t do it with TR Blaster, the Headmaster gimmick really did not serve him well. I hope we get some more cassettes like Rewind and Steeljaw!
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119923)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:24pm CDT
Blaster looks solid, I would have preferred an actual vehicle mode but I understand that that was never in the cards unless he was a Siege figure. Included Eject is great too, nice to see he isn't entirely clear (and it looks like he reuses the Siege Frumbles feet), so this looks like a solid get to me.

The fact that Eject:
-is more posable that the Siege Frumbles,
-doesn't have an obligatory 5 mm peg taking up space/tooling costs, and most importantly
-has what looks like 5 mm ports on the arms,
looks to me like more credence to my theory that the SS86 Rumble is gonna be that Eject mold but retooled to match Rumble and bearing accessories like piledrivers (that would provide a use to those arm ports).

o.supreme wrote:*edit*, since it has been revealed that Blaster is WFC-K44, that begs the question, who is K36, and K43? I know a repackage or ER Starscream was rumored early on, perhaps this is still happening (though it would be odd being on the shelf around the same time as Leader SS86 Coronation Starscream) . Even if it is, that still leaves one slot open...
Oooh, the plot thickens...
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119925)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:43pm CDT
AHHH, a breath of fresh air. This truly made my day. cant wait to get this guy
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119926)
Posted by mech_dh on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:44pm CDT
I think he looks great. Though I hope they ultimately release Polar Claw. Been itching for that figure ever since I saw the Kingdom illustration
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119927)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:44pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:*edit*, since it has been revealed that Blaster is WFC-K44, that begs the question, who is K36, and K43? I know a repackage or ER Starscream was rumored early on, perhaps this is still happening (though it would be odd being on the shelf around the same time as Leader SS86 Coronation Starscream) . Even if it is, that still leaves one slot open...
Oooh, the plot thickens...

My bet is that one of the unused numbers was Voyager Starscream and will not be used just like E28 was supposed to be earth Sidwswipe and got bumped and unused. Not sure on the other though.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119928)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:50pm CDT
Why do they keep using all this clear plastic? :-(
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119929)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 29th, 2021 @ 2:53pm CDT
Pretty generous to include Eject with Blaster as a VOYAGER. I wa sure because of the cassette, the set would be sold at leader price.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119930)
Posted by Autobot N on October 29th, 2021 @ 3:03pm CDT
Awesome, will definitely purchase
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119932)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 29th, 2021 @ 3:22pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Pretty generous to include Eject with Blaster as a VOYAGER. I wa sure because of the cassette, the set would be sold at leader price.


Even more generous, it's Kingdom/Legacy so it's not a £35 voyager like SS voyagers are over here. Definitely picking him up
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119933)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 29th, 2021 @ 3:29pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:*edit*, since it has been revealed that Blaster is WFC-K44, that begs the question, who is K36, and K43? I know a repackage or ER Starscream was rumored early on, perhaps this is still happening (though it would be odd being on the shelf around the same time as Leader SS86 Coronation Starscream) . Even if it is, that still leaves one slot open...
Oooh, the plot thickens...

My bet is that one of the unused numbers was Voyager Starscream and will not be used just like E28 was supposed to be earth Sidwswipe and got bumped and unused. Not sure on the other though.
...I know someone mentioned this Sideswipe theory before and a lot of people believe it to be true, but I still think E28 is just Alternate Universe Optimus Prime, considering he is labeled as Earthrise but is the only WFC release (that isn't part of a separate subline like Netlix or Golden Disk) that isn't numbered in any way from all 3 parts of the trilogy thus far.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119934)
Posted by o.supreme on October 29th, 2021 @ 3:57pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:*edit*, since it has been revealed that Blaster is WFC-K44, that begs the question, who is K36, and K43? I know a repackage or ER Starscream was rumored early on, perhaps this is still happening (though it would be odd being on the shelf around the same time as Leader SS86 Coronation Starscream) . Even if it is, that still leaves one slot open...
Oooh, the plot thickens...

My bet is that one of the unused numbers was Voyager Starscream and will not be used just like E28 was supposed to be earth Sidwswipe and got bumped and unused. Not sure on the other though.
...I know someone mentioned this Sideswipe theory before and a lot of people believe it to be true, but I still think E28 is just Alternate Universe Optimus Prime, considering he is labeled as Earthrise but is the only WFC release (that isn't part of a separate subline like Netlix or Golden Disk) that isn't numbered in any way from all 3 parts of the trilogy thus far.


TF Wiki seems to agree. Not that it is the Ultimate Authority, but it does seem to make sense in this case.

Also, do we know who Tigatron's Wave mate is? It could be ER Starscream or Inferno I would think? Leaving the other to come with Blaster In January.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119935)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 29th, 2021 @ 4:13pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:*edit*, since it has been revealed that Blaster is WFC-K44, that begs the question, who is K36, and K43? I know a repackage or ER Starscream was rumored early on, perhaps this is still happening (though it would be odd being on the shelf around the same time as Leader SS86 Coronation Starscream) . Even if it is, that still leaves one slot open...
Oooh, the plot thickens...

My bet is that one of the unused numbers was Voyager Starscream and will not be used just like E28 was supposed to be earth Sidwswipe and got bumped and unused. Not sure on the other though.
...I know someone mentioned this Sideswipe theory before and a lot of people believe it to be true, but I still think E28 is just Alternate Universe Optimus Prime, considering he is labeled as Earthrise but is the only WFC release (that isn't part of a separate subline like Netlix or Golden Disk) that isn't numbered in any way from all 3 parts of the trilogy thus far.


He is the second un-numbered release from WFC, the reflector 3 pack was the other one.

Edit: The Pit of Judgment set may be another, but I'm too lazy to go check the instructions.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119937)
Posted by william-james88 on October 29th, 2021 @ 4:18pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Also, do we know who Tigatron's Wave mate is?


yes
https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prod ... 3/hsf0365d

mech_dh wrote:I think he looks great. Though I hope they ultimately release Polar Claw. Been itching for that figure ever since I saw the Kingdom illustration


We know what's coming out next year and he aint on the list. Right now there is no word on him coming. Earliest would be 2023, latest never.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119940)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 29th, 2021 @ 4:27pm CDT
Super excited for the Blaster we’ve waited so long for, but… no preorder window? Just a “he’ll pop up on 1 January, 2022 in stores and online, good luck scoring one”? This makes me super anxious about him and the remaining members of W5… :-s
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119943)
Posted by william-james88 on October 29th, 2021 @ 4:30pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Super excited for the Blaster we’ve waited so long for, but… no preorder window? Just a “he’ll pop up on 1 January, 2022 in stores and online, good luck scoring one”? This makes me super anxious about him and the remaining members of W5… :-s


There is a preorder for him and Bulkhead here

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/181712
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119944)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 29th, 2021 @ 4:35pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Also, do we know who Tigatron's Wave mate is? It could be ER Starscream or Inferno I would think? Leaving the other to come with Blaster In January.
I think it was rumored to be Rhinox actually-
...yeah, there we go.

TF-fan kev777 wrote:He is the second un-numbered release from WFC, the reflector 3 pack was the other one.

Edit: The Pit of Judgment set may be another, but I'm too lazy to go check the instructions.
The Reflector 3-pack, the Quint Pit, Ravage & Ravage, and Unicron DLC Galvatron all don't have numbers, yes, but they were all Con exclusives (even though the Cons some of them were meant for were cancelled) that aren't labeled as being part of the Siege/Earthrise/Kingdom releases anywhere and are just called WFC, unless I'm mistaken. AU Optimus, meanwhile, is directly called out as an Earthrise figure, he just doesn't have a number on his box.

It makes sense for a figure that isn't labeled as part of Earthrise to not have an Earthrise number, but when there's one ER figure that doesn't have a number and 1 number that's unaccounted for, that seems to me like an easy connection to make.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119945)
Posted by Mistaken_Table on October 29th, 2021 @ 4:46pm CDT
Aw jeez, I like Soundwave way more than Blaster. Thing is I don't have many Blasters and this fella looks like the 1 to buy.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119948)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 29th, 2021 @ 5:01pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Super excited for the Blaster we’ve waited so long for, but… no preorder window? Just a “he’ll pop up on 1 January, 2022 in stores and online, good luck scoring one”? This makes me super anxious about him and the remaining members of W5… :-s


There is a preorder for him and Bulkhead here

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/181712


It just so happens that that’s the set I preordered. So this is basically confirmation that Blaster will be repacked into Legacy?
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119949)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 29th, 2021 @ 5:07pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Also, do we know who Tigatron's Wave mate is? It could be ER Starscream or Inferno I would think? Leaving the other to come with Blaster In January.
I think it was rumored to be Rhinox actually-
...yeah, there we go.

TF-fan kev777 wrote:He is the second un-numbered release from WFC, the reflector 3 pack was the other one.

Edit: The Pit of Judgment set may be another, but I'm too lazy to go check the instructions.
The Reflector 3-pack, the Quint Pit, Ravage & Ravage, and Unicron DLC Galvatron all don't have numbers, yes, but they were all Con exclusives (even though the Cons some of them were meant for were cancelled) that aren't labeled as being part of the Siege/Earthrise/Kingdom releases anywhere and are just called WFC, unless I'm mistaken. AU Optimus, meanwhile, is directly called out as an Earthrise figure, he just doesn't have a number on his box.

It makes sense for a figure that isn't labeled as part of Earthrise to not have an Earthrise number, but when there's one ER figure that doesn't have a number and 1 number that's unaccounted for, that seems to me like an easy connection to make.


I'm not saying AU prime as E28 and Hasbro just forgot to put it on the package/instructions somewhere doesn't make a lot of sense. But so does Sideswipe being intended for ER based on how early we heard about him. AU Prime was also a bit of an oddball as well being an "event" exclusive for Amazon Prime, Prime Day (except he was available for Amazon's original scheduled Prime Day dates before they pushed it back). PotP Nemesis Prime is the previous Prime Day exclusive I could remember (I think), but they didn't have numbering.

Actually, if the upcoming Crossover Amazon Prime Prime is also a Prime Day exclusive, that might be our best chance at an answer. If he gets a number, then yep, AE Prime's was just missing. If he doesn't, well nothing really changes, about a 50/50 split on what it could mean.

As a side, I noticed they stopped numbering selects for Legacy. Perhaps Hasbro is sick of us obsessing about them...
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119950)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 29th, 2021 @ 5:10pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Super excited for the Blaster we’ve waited so long for, but… no preorder window? Just a “he’ll pop up on 1 January, 2022 in stores and online, good luck scoring one”? This makes me super anxious about him and the remaining members of W5… :-s


There is a preorder for him and Bulkhead here

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/181712


It just so happens that that’s the set I preordered. So this is basically confirmation that Blaster will be repacked into Legacy?

Most likely that he was in Legacy first and then brought forward into Kingdom wave 5 when they decided to extend the line (just like in Siege with Astrotrain etc)
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119951)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 29th, 2021 @ 5:12pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:As a side, I noticed they stopped numbering selects for Legacy. Perhaps Hasbro is sick of us obsessing about them...
Looks like the stopped numbering anything for Legacy, having gone back to check based on your observation, none of the retail figures have any sign of numbers either.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119952)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 29th, 2021 @ 5:20pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:As a side, I noticed they stopped numbering selects for Legacy. Perhaps Hasbro is sick of us obsessing about them...
Looks like the stopped numbering anything for Legacy, having gone back to check based on your observation, none of the retail figures have any sign of numbers either.


My OCD says both damn you and thank you to Hasbro.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119957)
Posted by william-james88 on October 29th, 2021 @ 6:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Super excited for the Blaster we’ve waited so long for, but… no preorder window? Just a “he’ll pop up on 1 January, 2022 in stores and online, good luck scoring one”? This makes me super anxious about him and the remaining members of W5… :-s


There is a preorder for him and Bulkhead here

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/181712


It just so happens that that’s the set I preordered. So this is basically confirmation that Blaster will be repacked into Legacy?


Yes. But we already had confirmation with priduct listings and the wave 1 poster.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119959)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 29th, 2021 @ 6:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Ben Yee, TFU.info, Vangelus, and Allspark.com are so far confirmed to have been in the conference call. Wonder who else?


I was supposed to be on but I misunderstood and thought it was a clothing-optional call. It became clear very quickly that it was NOT. Rather unfortunate and awkward.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119966)
Posted by Autobot N on October 29th, 2021 @ 10:34pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Ben Yee, TFU.info, Vangelus, and Allspark.com are so far confirmed to have been in the conference call. Wonder who else?


I was supposed to be on but I misunderstood and thought it was a clothing-optional call. It became clear very quickly that it was NOT. Rather unfortunate and awkward.
Happens to the best of us
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119967)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 29th, 2021 @ 10:43pm CDT
Nah I don't need this Blaster...I'm totally content with my LG-Blaster and he is great as he towers over Netflix Soundwave just like their G1 counterparts...'nuff said! >:oP :VEHI:
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119968)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on October 29th, 2021 @ 11:43pm CDT
For the 1 or 2 people I imagine still see my posts...

Blaster looks good, but like Soundwave is undercut by being sized strictly for the gimpy Micromaster failed attempts at the cassettes.

"The only other info of note that happened during this call was the confirmation that Menasor had its own combiner system and was not scramble city"
Menasor does not deserve release until that dumb decision is changed. Between this stupidity and the crypto crap, part of me is hoping the factories somehow get destroyed.EDIT: Okay, that part was @#$%ing stupid. But I am very frustrated by this... The CW system was good and IMO could easily be adapted to this. Ankle tilts aren't so allfire necessary as to require discarding a good system and the interoperable play that went with it... :roll: I'm also worried they're trying to emulate the "Stunticons as Motormaster's Minicons" error that happened near-constantly with Menasor's arms... Hopefully plastic limits will prevent that. And hopefully there's also an extreme-retool Optimus coming out of this.

The crypto bs has erased rather a lot of my goodwill towards Hasbro, and stupid frustrating design calls that significantly undermine figures that would have been perfect otherwise reeeally don't help. EDIT: And I do hope something happens to shake Hasbro up and get them to rethink this stuff. Figures that could and should have been upgrades shooting themselves in the foot is getting old. Looking at you, Kingdom Tracks. You should have built on the lessons from RTS Tracks' design to be even better, but instead you're a fragile shellformer because they just slagging HAD to go for the stupid faux-parts chest... :BANG_HEAD: :roll: The only good thing about you is you have a better flight mode than RTS Tracks did. Sigh...

I know I'm really negative anymore, but stuff like this does not put me in a good place wrt Transformers (and Hasbro in general)...
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119982)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 30th, 2021 @ 12:56pm CDT
i have enough blasters. im good
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119984)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 30th, 2021 @ 1:27pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:i have enough blasters. im good

I don't have enough. So I'm not. :-P
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119985)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 30th, 2021 @ 1:31pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:i have enough blasters. im good

I don't have enough. So I'm not. :-P


I have none, I just have Soundwaves. Here's hoping for a Rewind, Ramhorn and Steeljaw; gotta have them all, you know? :lol:
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119993)
Posted by Till-all-R1 on October 30th, 2021 @ 3:01pm CDT
Hm, something just seems off with his alt mode but I can't quite put my finger on it..
I do really like what I can see of his Bot mode though and look forward to hopefully finding him, and this should mark my last purchase for this line unless they feel the need to reissue some of those previous HTF figures like Dirge or Netflix Bee.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119994)
Posted by DeathReviews on October 30th, 2021 @ 3:26pm CDT
Finally, a Blaster remake what looks like it doesn't STINK. Hopefully the supply chains hold up...
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119995)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 30th, 2021 @ 3:34pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Finally, a Blaster remake what looks like it doesn't STINK. Hopefully the supply chains hold up...


Appart the forced headmaster gimmick, and the lack of any scale, and the bad "cassettes", the Titan Return leader was pretty g...
...Hmmmmmmmmmm............
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119996)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 30th, 2021 @ 4:01pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:"The only other info of note that happened during this call was the confirmation that Menasor had its own combiner system and was not scramble city"
Menasor does not deserve release until that dumb decision is changed. Between this stupidity and the crypto crap, part of me is hoping the factories somehow get destroyed.

I know a lot of people wanted the CW system retained, but I don't get it. We literally got dozens of combiners with that system over the last five years, I'm all for something new. Whether you think Menasor "deserves" release or not, I think it's too late for them to reengineer and change their approach.

As for the crypto, I've been critical of that over in that thread, but it hasn't pushed me away from toys that I would want.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119997)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 30th, 2021 @ 4:05pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:Finally, a Blaster remake what looks like it doesn't STINK. Hopefully the supply chains hold up...


Appart the forced headmaster gimmick, and the lack of any scale, and the bad "cassettes", the Titan Return leader was pretty g...
...Hmmmmmmmmmm............

The scale and headmaster gimmick didn't bother me, and I would have cared more about the TR cassettes style if they had released more of them. Since his G1 toy was oversized, the scale works in that sense. As it is, TR Blaster may remain in my collection to represent his toy and comics incarnations even as the Kingdom version becomes the new standard.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2119999)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2021 @ 4:07pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:I know a lot of people wanted the CW system retained, but I don't get it.
A lot of people just want Motormaster and want to use the existing CW Stunticon limbs with him, rather than having to rebuy the whole team all over again since it was mainly just the torso that was wrong with CW Menasor.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120003)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 30th, 2021 @ 5:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:I know a lot of people wanted the CW system retained, but I don't get it.
A lot of people just want Motormaster and want to use the existing CW Stunticon limbs with him, rather than having to rebuy the whole team all over again since it was mainly just the torso that was wrong with CW Menasor.
Bingo. Going by Dragstrip only so far, the CW limbs seem to be the better option. But it's all a matter of individual taste and preference.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120005)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 30th, 2021 @ 5:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:I know a lot of people wanted the CW system retained, but I don't get it.
A lot of people just want Motormaster and want to use the existing CW Stunticon limbs with him, rather than having to rebuy the whole team all over again since it was mainly just the torso that was wrong with CW Menasor.

This, it's definitely what I was hoping for, but galvatronus can always use the stunticons, since he has no limbs. I'm a big fan of all things combiners, so I'm gonna get him assuming he doesn't look like crap. I've never understood why he was the only combiner drawn that way, nor do I greatly approve of it, but I'm down to see how hasbro's version looks.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120006)
Posted by Autobot N on October 30th, 2021 @ 6:16pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:Finally, a Blaster remake what looks like it doesn't STINK. Hopefully the supply chains hold up...


Appart the forced headmaster gimmick, and the lack of any scale, and the bad "cassettes", the Titan Return leader was pretty g...
...Hmmmmmmmmmm............
I'm fine with the Headmaster and the cassettes (Rewind at least, he was the only :BOT: one I got), but he's just way too big for me. Works great as an MP stand in though
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120008)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 30th, 2021 @ 7:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:I know a lot of people wanted the CW system retained, but I don't get it.
A lot of people just want Motormaster and want to use the existing CW Stunticon limbs with him, rather than having to rebuy the whole team all over again since it was mainly just the torso that was wrong with CW Menasor.

I mean, nobody has to buy a whole new team, but I get the frustration with Motormaster. I guess part of why I don't feel the same way is that I have the UW version which is supposed to be marginally better. The bigger issue is that I don't want to try to fix a seven-year old design, I want something more contemporary. I never liked how Combiner Wars cared for elbows, so I'm hopeful that the new design has a joint other than the smaller figure's knees.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120013)
Posted by o.supreme on October 30th, 2021 @ 9:38pm CDT
I don't plan to get any new versions of Combiners already released in the Generations line, but I don't begrudge anyone wanting the new Stunticons. I just liked how extensive the CW/UW/PotP/Selects lines went, even moreso than the Original series, giving us new combiners like Grand Convoy ( or Ultra Prime if you prefer) Sky Reign, Volcanicus etc in addition to most of the classics. Heck, I'd have been over the moon if they scaled Devastator and Predaking down and made them compatible with all the others somehow, it's just something I enjoy. It wasn't a perfect system, but it is what brought me back from being out of the toys for 10 years. Now I guess it's just a slow burn. Being content with maybe 1 or 2 items in a whole year as opposed to a whole line worth of items to look forward to.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120018)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 31st, 2021 @ 9:44am CDT
I agree, although I like combiners enough, & especially the Stunticons & Menasor enough to want this new version.
While I thought this group was probably the weakest (out of the classic, well-known teams), I didn’t think it was horrible. I really appreciate the UW version, & with a couple add-on kits, it’s pretty solid.
I also enjoyed CW/UW, & personally think it was the brightest highlight in TF toys since I started collecting back in ‘07.

Outside of the Stunticons, here’s who I’m waiting for during the “slow burn”:
Snarl
Sludge
Swoop
Blitzwing
Shrapnel
Bombshell
Kickback
Blaster
Perceptor

I’m sure there will be a few others along the way, such as SS86 Rumble,
but that’s about it.
I’ll keep an eye & ear out because I’d like a new Astrotrain & Reflector, but assuming I can check those characters off my list by the end of 2023, I’ll be pretty much done collecting.
A new Devastator would be tempting; I Iove that group, & I’d love to have those 6 displayed together as individual bots. I’d let the CW version remain being my definitive Devastator.

But I’m definitely with you in this “slow burn”…
The next couple years will be very different from these previous two;
which in some ways I’m more than okay with…
Hunting has become more of a hassle than something enjoyable.
And these rising prices are becoming more than just an annoyance.
They’re flat-out next to impossible to justify.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120023)
Posted by o.supreme on October 31st, 2021 @ 10:00am CDT
All I have currently is:

Artfire ( pre ordered)
Black Zarak ( pre ordered)
Slammer ( pre ordered)
Haslab Victory Saber ( pre-ordered/ paid for)
MPG Shouki (pre Ordered)

I'll still check out Walmart and Target occasionally just to see if they have anything new. But as of this moment, unless by some miracle I see Slammer in store before Amazon ships it, I won't be purchasing any TF's at retail for the foreseeable future.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120025)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 31st, 2021 @ 10:21am CDT
o.supreme wrote:All I have currently is:

Artfire ( pre ordered)
Black Zarak ( pre ordered)
Slammer ( pre ordered)
Haslab Victory Saber ( pre-ordered/ paid for)
MPG Shouki (pre Ordered)

I'll still check out Walmart and Target occasionally just to see if they have anything new. But as of this moment, unless by some miracle I see Slammer in store before Amazon ships it, I won't be purchasing any TF's at retail for the foreseeable future.


Good for you!!!
I do have the PulseCon Galvatron on preorder…
But I’m looking forward to getting to the stage where you’re at…
Getting the last of my list on preorder, & then sitting back and pretty much just spectating.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120029)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 31st, 2021 @ 11:35am CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I’ll keep an eye & ear out because I’d like a new Astrotrain & Reflector, but assuming I can check those characters off my list by the end of 2023, I’ll be pretty much done collecting.


We've just had two reflectors, (one for cartoon fans
, one for toy fans) I doubt hasbro will look at them for a while yet. Astrotrain is more likely to happen, given how many people were unsatisfied with the Siege/Earthrise version but that is definitely 2023 and beyond.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120041)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 31st, 2021 @ 4:36pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I’ll keep an eye & ear out because I’d like a new Astrotrain & Reflector, but assuming I can check those characters off my list by the end of 2023, I’ll be pretty much done collecting.


We've just had two reflectors, (one for cartoon fans
, one for toy fans) I doubt hasbro will look at them for a while yet. Astrotrain is more likely to happen, given how many people were unsatisfied with the Siege/Earthrise version but that is definitely 2023 and beyond.

Even though some fans were hating on Astrotrain, I'm not sure what obvious improvements there could be. Maybe they'll go for a much larger scale, but I think the Voyager+ will be the standard for that size for more than just a couple of years.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120042)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 31st, 2021 @ 4:40pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I’ll keep an eye & ear out because I’d like a new Astrotrain & Reflector, but assuming I can check those characters off my list by the end of 2023, I’ll be pretty much done collecting.


We've just had two reflectors, (one for cartoon fans
, one for toy fans) I doubt hasbro will look at them for a while yet. Astrotrain is more likely to happen, given how many people were unsatisfied with the Siege/Earthrise version but that is definitely 2023 and beyond.

Even though some fans were hating on Astrotrain, I'm not sure what obvious improvements there could be. Maybe they'll go for a much larger scale, but I think the Voyager+ will be the standard for that size for more than just a couple of years.

Same, I was just saying he had more of a chance then Reflector. I quite like Siege/Earthrise Astrotrain myself (and Titans Return Astro, helped by the fact they dived in with the art done for Stormbringer)
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120045)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 31st, 2021 @ 5:47pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I’ll keep an eye & ear out because I’d like a new Astrotrain & Reflector, but assuming I can check those characters off my list by the end of 2023, I’ll be pretty much done collecting.


We've just had two reflectors, (one for cartoon fans
, one for toy fans) I doubt hasbro will look at them for a while yet. Astrotrain is more likely to happen, given how many people were unsatisfied with the Siege/Earthrise version but that is definitely 2023 and beyond.

Even though some fans were hating on Astrotrain, I'm not sure what obvious improvements there could be. Maybe they'll go for a much larger scale, but I think the Voyager+ will be the standard for that size for more than just a couple of years.
The same argument made before: lose the launchpad/caboose and put that plastic towards a larger (actual leader size) figure. One that has a finished back half in shuttle mode. They wouldn't even have to alter the transformation much, though I expect there will be some changes.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Revealed Plus Details About Wave 5 (2120047)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 31st, 2021 @ 6:03pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I’ll keep an eye & ear out because I’d like a new Astrotrain & Reflector, but assuming I can check those characters off my list by the end of 2023, I’ll be pretty much done collecting.


We've just had two reflectors, (one for cartoon fans
, one for toy fans) I doubt hasbro will look at them for a while yet. Astrotrain is more likely to happen, given how many people were unsatisfied with the Siege/Earthrise version but that is definitely 2023 and beyond.

Even though some fans were hating on Astrotrain, I'm not sure what obvious improvements there could be. Maybe they'll go for a much larger scale, but I think the Voyager+ will be the standard for that size for more than just a couple of years.
The same argument made before: lose the launchpad/caboose and put that plastic towards a larger (actual leader size) figure. One that has a finished back half in shuttle mode. They wouldn't even have to alter the transformation much, though I expect there will be some changes.


Appart the junk back of the shuttle, I really hate that tiny nose of the train engine. This would require a 4 rails train track and it's dumb.

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