New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE

New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 6:50pm CDT

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While we have had stock photos covering every mode of the upcoming polarizing Platinum Astrotrain and Blitzwing G1 reissue set, they have all been rather small. Hobby Brinquedos, the same Brazillian online retailer who gave us high quality images of the upcoming Cyber Battalion figures, has put up some very high quality versions of the photos already revealed as well as a brand new stock photo of the Jet and Shuttle mode where the later is shockingly not mistransformed this time.
The new pictures, mirrored below, can be magnified extensively, so please click on them to see the bigger version.

UPDATE: While it has been said that Blitzwing is an homage to Flywheels since both have similar alt modes in similar colors, Astrotain's colors were always a mystery. However, it may be that Astrotrain is an homage to Victory's Mach & Tackle which were a purple and white space shuttle and a red-orange truck, only sold together, which combined to make a robot which has similar colors to the ones found on this Astrotrain (unlike flywheels though, both these vehicles also had their own robot modes).

Transformers News: New/better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue

Transformers News: New/better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue

Transformers News: New/better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue

Transformers News: New/better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue

Credit(s): Hobby Brinquedos


This article was last modified on Monday, March 30th, 2015 7:42pm CDT

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Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668775)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 29th, 2015 @ 6:53pm CDT
Blitzwing looks .......okay. Astrotrain... :SICK:
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668779)
Posted by Agamemnon on March 29th, 2015 @ 6:59pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Astrotain still manage to be misstransformed twice.

Also, why the weird collors again?


I know the train is mistransformed, but where

Isn't the tail wing on the chest in bot mode sitting too low?
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668780)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 29th, 2015 @ 7:02pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Astrotain still manage to be misstransformed twice.

Also, why the weird collors again?


I know the train is mistransformed, but where


The other is in robot mode: the tailfin needs to be slid upward just a tad. Then again, the animation model omitted it, having it tucked away in the chest. I'm still at a loss for his colors though.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668786)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 29th, 2015 @ 7:09pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Astrotain still manage to be misstransformed twice.

Also, why the weird collors again?


I know the train is mistransformed, but where


The tailfin (or V) is supposed to be on top of the robot chest like so:

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Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668834)
Posted by RAcast on March 29th, 2015 @ 9:15pm CDT
Yup, still really digging these. Do we have a price on these yet?
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668837)
Posted by Super Megatron on March 29th, 2015 @ 9:24pm CDT
These figures hurts my eyes.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668891)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 29th, 2015 @ 11:45pm CDT
so why the lame color scheme? couldnt go with similar to g1 colors in some way or at least something that doesnt look so wacky!
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668895)
Posted by Deadput on March 30th, 2015 @ 12:45am CDT
Hey Vaal that Astrotrain can be re-purposed to become a g1 Triple changing Alpha Bravo!



And Blitzwing can be Flywheels!
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668897)
Posted by Deadput on March 30th, 2015 @ 12:49am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:so why the lame color scheme? couldnt go with similar to g1 colors in some way or at least something that doesnt look so wacky!


I guess Hasbro either wanted to try some new colors to see how it would sell or their homaging the decos of some obscure character or their ocs.




Or some people were really craving Ice Cream.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668905)
Posted by Tsutsukakushi on March 30th, 2015 @ 2:12am CDT
Platinum Blitzwing looks like it should have been called Flywheels.

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Which HasTak would have colored this toy in Fywheels colors. Instead of doing that Double Dealer repaint. Image

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Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668914)
Posted by RhA on March 30th, 2015 @ 3:44am CDT
They are so ugly and yet so appealing. Great WTF-versions. Let's see if I can get these at a reasonable price.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668919)
Posted by frogbat on March 30th, 2015 @ 4:16am CDT
yup that's what i'll refer to these in my head. the wtf edition.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668932)
Posted by RhA on March 30th, 2015 @ 5:56am CDT
frogbat wrote:yup that's what i'll refer to these in my head. the wtf edition.


Wtfsrotrain and Blitzwtf.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668948)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on March 30th, 2015 @ 8:05am CDT
Well at least based on my perspective that means more for y'all. :SICK:
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668949)
Posted by joevill on March 30th, 2015 @ 8:08am CDT
So pretty :x
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1668955)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 30th, 2015 @ 8:25am CDT
OK, that's definitely orange on Astrotrain, not red... right?

Blitzwing/Flywheels needs some Reprolabels to give it some detail, and then it'll look pretty cool.

I'd buy this set if it were a reasonably-priced US retail release, but I'm guessing this set is going to be at least $100 US, right?
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1669027)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 30th, 2015 @ 11:48am CDT
Just a few touch ups would help Astrotrain not look so weird. White wing tips would be a good start. Sigh.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1669116)
Posted by william-james88 on March 30th, 2015 @ 2:29pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
I guess Hasbro either wanted to try some new colors to see how it would sell or their homaging the decos of some obscure character or their ocs.


Yup, they are. Remember how Blitzwing is homaging Flywheels, who is made up of 2 seperate vehicles which then connect to form a robot ?

Behold ladies and gentlemen, the source of the homage.

I give you....

Victory Mach Tackle

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As seen on the pics, the robot with all those weird colors (akin to this astrotrain release) is made up of 2 seperate vehicles which combine, one being a white and purple Shuttle and the other being a bright red-orange truck.

The notable difference though is that both those vehicles do have their own robot modes though, and are more akin to the energon superlink autobots. But they were sold together to form the bigger robot which combines all those crazy colours.

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Notice how the chest mirrors the same thing on Astrotrain when you tuck in his back shuttle fin?
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1669143)
Posted by william-james88 on March 30th, 2015 @ 3:20pm CDT
we were joking about the horrendous prices on the platinum sets and that they would be there forever but in just one week, my TRU sold out of all the insecticons, Optimi and Soundwaves. I dont know if its all to scalpers. But if it is, those guys are idiots. They are still readily available online with free shipping.
Re: New / better quality images of the upcoming Astrotrain and Blitzwing Platinum G1 reissue UPDATE (1669160)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on March 30th, 2015 @ 4:16pm CDT
Ugh exuse me, i just puked in my mouth :SICK: