Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail

Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 8:54am CST

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Fellow Seibertronians o.supreme and TF-fan kev777 have reported that the second wave of voyagers from the Walmart exclusive Transformers Netflix series have been found in the US. Both the Soundwave and Optimus three packs (they each come with 2 smaller toys) are just shy of $40. While these are in Netflix boxes, they aren't related to the show. Optimus is the Earthrise toy (he has his Siege body in the Earthrise cartoon) in his original toy colours while Soundwave is an excusive retool of the Siege toy that makes him turn into a casette player. These have been found in various states in the pat few days like Utah (where the in store image was taken from) and Michigan.

Transformers News: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail


Transformers News: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail

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Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088669)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on December 3rd, 2020 @ 10:06am CST
well this is great. since walmart cancelled all my preorders except bumblebee, who has just gone to back order status. Maybe I will get lucky and find them in store. :roll:
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088679)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 3rd, 2020 @ 11:04am CST
Immortal Starscream wrote:well this is great. since walmart cancelled all my preorders except bumblebee, who has just gone to back order status. Maybe I will get lucky and find them in store. :roll:


They cancelled a order that wasn't even "pre".
So eh. Whenever I'll order anything from Walmart, I'll assume that I have 50% chance of not getting anything.

A miracle that I was able to order Omega Supreme a few months back.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088687)
Posted by bstngs on December 3rd, 2020 @ 12:24pm CST
Well, this doesn't seem to be specific to Walmart - it has to be Hasbro. I JUST got an email that Amazon cancelled the preorder I had for their exclusive Paradron Medics 2-Pack with RATCHET and Lifeline that I preordered in October and they had set to deliver TODAY. This is after having the Amazon exclusive Prowl / Ironhide 2-Pack delayed twice.

I can't believe Hasbro is making so many of their core character figures be exclusives and so limited. One of the first two Transformers I got for my birthday in July 1984 was Prowl - it's as core as it gets. Luckily the other (Sunstreaker) is available everywhere.

Is there any way Hasbro will listen to us to cut this out? It's bad enough when Amazon sends Deluxe figures in bubble mailers and they packages get beaten up.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088688)
Posted by LordBludgeon on December 3rd, 2020 @ 12:24pm CST
And the hunt begins...
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088693)
Posted by cruizerdave on December 3rd, 2020 @ 1:29pm CST
Wow, those look great.
Too bad there's no damn room for them on the shelves due to the stupid slight Megatron/Skywarp repaints that have been clogging shelves for a year now.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088695)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on December 3rd, 2020 @ 1:44pm CST
cruizerdave wrote:Wow, those look great.
Too bad there's no damn room for them on the shelves due to the stupid slight Megatron/Skywarp repaints that have been clogging shelves for a year now.


Its Walmart, there is always room, they will just pile them on top. I'm being serious, that is exactly where I found mine, on a pile of Megatrons and Hotlinks.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088697)
Posted by o.supreme on December 3rd, 2020 @ 1:49pm CST
Fortunately they have been dwindling, at least in my area. Whereas before most stores in my area had 6-8 Netflix Voyagers, Now they are down to about 3 or less. Each store is different. Some make piles of incoherent mess, some keep their overstock up above, and some are content to have empty space and never order anything for some reason....

Lately I've seen Walmart stock up on Cyberverse and SS (overflowing with those, they just aren't selling). The only Earthrise or Netflix has been a few Voyagers or Leaders, but Most stores in my area cant keep deluxes of ER or Netflix in stock, they sell as quick as they come in....

Oh yeah, and a few RED and Re-Issue Blasters in their for good measure ;)
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088698)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on December 3rd, 2020 @ 2:09pm CST
Found mine last night too. They weren’t on shelves but someone had already opened a few of the cases in the pile so there were a few Optimus and a Soundwave spread all over the floor. Both are really great, Soundwave looks good with the smooth design and I love the colors on Optimus next to the Earthrise release - I can actually see his eyes now lol. But also the dark blue reminds me of the original toy too which is nice and I like the contrast better. Also the unpainted blue hands are nice and I kinda like that his upper arms and inner shoulders are the same blue. Looks better than I expected. Just need Bee now
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088702)
Posted by sol magnus on December 3rd, 2020 @ 3:16pm CST
Sorry to hear about your troubles.

bstngs wrote:I can't believe Hasbro is making so many of their core character figures be exclusives and so limited. One of the first two Transformers I got for my birthday in July 1984 was Prowl - it's as core as it gets.


According some people around here (and Chris Feely, apparently), Prowl is just some guy that happened to be from 1986. :roll:

As far as the reason Prowl, Ironhide AND Ratchet got made as exclusives, I can only guess budgets.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088707)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 3rd, 2020 @ 4:15pm CST
I thought it was more to do with varying up what was on store shelves so that they couldn't have the accusation if just repeating the same characters over and over again. Hence why Smokescreen got the retail release this time.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088708)
Posted by sol magnus on December 3rd, 2020 @ 4:18pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:I thought it was more to do with varying up what was on store shelves so that they couldn't have the accusation if just repeating the same characters over and over again. Hence why Smokescreen got the retail release this time.

It's as good a reason as any. I'll go with yours.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088714)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on December 3rd, 2020 @ 5:24pm CST
sol magnus wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I thought it was more to do with varying up what was on store shelves so that they couldn't have the accusation if just repeating the same characters over and over again. Hence why Smokescreen got the retail release this time.

It's as good a reason as any. I'll go with yours.


I think it may be a little of both. For prowl, to vary who was an exclusive last time. For Ironhide and Ratchet, I suspect the extra plastic pushed them too heavy for a regular deluxe release, so they had to be paired with a lighter deluxe in a 2 pack to balance things out. The siege versions were already on the heavy side for the amount of plastic before the new roof piece was added in.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088788)
Posted by william-james88 on December 4th, 2020 @ 11:04am CST
Hasbro's decision with Prime and now Soundwave are so puzzling.

These two voyagers are technically the toys everyone has wanted for a decade. A representation of G1 Prime and Soundwave in the CHUG scale. No gimmick, no reinterpreted alt mode, no battle damage, just straight up G1 in the scale most collect. And yet the "siege" take on these molds/characters creeps up on them. I am so baffled that the G1 Soundwave retool keeps the siege forearms with landing gear. I know it's all cost, same with Prime's leg mode assembly, but we finally have these versions out, you'd think they would do the extra task of making them uncompromised since that's the whole point of these figures.

Anyways, my other issue with Soundwave is the ratchets on his armpits which are just too wide apart. I have no clue why ratchets were used, it's not like there is weight on the arms needing support.

They are both nice toys and nice versions (the best?) but these vestigial elements are such a drag.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088790)
Posted by King Kuuga on December 4th, 2020 @ 11:10am CST
I'm seeing some reports trickle in on Facebook that Prime and Soundwave are showing up. I'm gonna go hunting again tonight.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088794)
Posted by o.supreme on December 4th, 2020 @ 11:21am CST
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088796)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on December 4th, 2020 @ 11:22am CST
I see where you're coming from

Though with optimus im assuming they kept it for people that had already gotten earthrise optimus and prefer netflix prime as their definitive G1 Prime, providing the option to give him the trailer as well. And it seems most of the toys released in these lines are meant to have these kinds of options

As far as netflix soundwave goes, I was under the impression the landing gear also acted as "guns" in robot mode, since blast effects can be added to them. Other than that im not sure what purpose they would serve but they don't bother me in robot mode. And without them in alt mode, there'd be an odd gap in the back (not that it really matters). Just my take on it, though ill assume you're right about the armpit ratchets and I dont have an ER prime yet to judge the problem with the legs
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088798)
Posted by King Kuuga on December 4th, 2020 @ 11:23am CST
o.supreme wrote:Yep the news is getting around ;)

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ail/45474/

Yeah, I saw that post, but more sightings boost my confidence.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088837)
Posted by william-james88 on December 4th, 2020 @ 5:18pm CST
Razorbeast88 wrote:Though with optimus im assuming they kept it for people that had already gotten earthrise optimus and prefer netflix prime as their definitive G1 Prime, providing the option to give him the trailer as well. And it seems most of the toys released in these lines are meant to have these kinds of options


Earthrise and Netflix Prime are the exact same mold and both of those molds share the same vestigial port with the wrong orientation that has nothing to do with carrying the trailer.
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088838)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on December 4th, 2020 @ 5:24pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:Though with optimus im assuming they kept it for people that had already gotten earthrise optimus and prefer netflix prime as their definitive G1 Prime, providing the option to give him the trailer as well. And it seems most of the toys released in these lines are meant to have these kinds of options


Earthrise and Netflix Prime are the exact same mold and both of those molds share the same vestigial port with the wrong orientation that has nothing to do with carrying the trailer.


Pretty big oof haha my bad
Re: Netflix Transformers Wave 2 Optimus Prime and Soundwave 3 packs Found at US Retail (2088839)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 4th, 2020 @ 5:26pm CST
I thought at first that I'd may impulse Netflix Soundwave. But on second thought, there's no point for me. I'm plenty satisfied with my Siege version. I already have the G1 and the MP who turn into PROPER tapedeck modes. The Siege tape deck is a freaking mess. Plus now that I have ALL the cassettes, I really don't want to hunt down the same cassettes all over again, despite the slight differences.

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