New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider

New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 8:14am CST

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Hot on the heels of the New Takara Tomy Superion reveal with Slingshot we get new Toys R Us computer listings for Generations Slingshot and Wildrider from Icespark @ TFW2005!



Went digging,
found this.

From TRU

Item: 316077
TRA DEN DLX WILDRIDER
Original Retail: $16.99

Item: 316069
TRA DEN DLX slingshot
Original Retail: $16.99


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Credit(s): Icespark @ TFW2005


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Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641846)
Posted by steve2275 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 8:50am CST
wheres the western washington love?
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641847)
Posted by ScottyP on January 22nd, 2015 @ 8:50am CST
Pretty cool. Actually convinced now that there are just going to be a ton of possible crazy out there combiners along with the classic characters and that's pretty spiffy in my book. Just hope to see some of the new Voyager molds soon!
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641873)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 9:15am CST
I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641875)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 22nd, 2015 @ 9:18am CST
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.


How? It makes sense considering TakaraTomy's take on Combiner Wars has Slingshot instead of Alpha Bravo, albeit as a retool of Firefly.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641890)
Posted by Rated X on January 22nd, 2015 @ 9:44am CST
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.

There will be a truckload of alpha bravos waiting for you and the other five CHUG collectors who dont like GEEWUN accuracy. ;)
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641898)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 9:59am CST
Rated X wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.

There will be a truckload of alpha bravos waiting for you and the other five CHUG collectors who dont like GEEWUN accuracy. ;)



What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:


I call bullsh*t because it is a cut and paste of some text that anyone could have randomly typed up. Why create two new molds when you could just repaint two and release them? Doesn't make sense.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641900)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:02am CST
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t because it is a cut and paste of some text that anyone could have randomly typed up. Why create two new molds when you could just repaint two and release them? Doesn't make sense.


Again, read my post and check the link.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641901)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:02am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.


How? It makes sense considering TakaraTomy's take on Combiner Wars has Slingshot instead of Alpha Bravo, albeit as a retool of Firefly.



Because that is Takara. They always go for geewun accuracy in their figures and they always have figures that they get there that we do not see here. Just because someone either cuts and pasts text or just flat out typed the crap up themselves does not mean you should accept all rumors as gospel.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641902)
Posted by william-james88 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:03am CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.

There will be a truckload of alpha bravos waiting for you and the other five CHUG collectors who dont like GEEWUN accuracy. ;)



What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:


I call bullsh*t because it is a cut and paste of some text that anyone could have randomly typed up. Why create two new molds when you could just repaint two and release them? Doesn't make sense.



Well Takara is doing them so that means Hasbro has even more retools that they could sell, why wouldnt they?
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641903)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:06am CST
What really concerns me as well with this line in general is that I just noticed that Hasbro has lied about their price point for deluxes this year. They said $16, now it is $17. That is INSANE. Just five years ago it was $9.

This is a 12% price increase ALONE just in a year, 20% for voyagers!!!

At this rate, by 2018 people will be paying $21.99 for a DELUXE.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641904)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:07am CST
shockblast2 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.


How? It makes sense considering TakaraTomy's take on Combiner Wars has Slingshot instead of Alpha Bravo, albeit as a retool of Firefly.



Because that is Takara. They always go for geewun accuracy in their figures and they always have figures that they get there that we do not see here. Just because someone either cuts and pasts text or just flat out typed the crap up themselves does not mean you should accept all rumors as gospel.

It totally could be a fake, but who said anything about new molds? Even if slingshot (us) is just a straight redeco of Firefly, and as far as we know, Wildrider could be the same of Breakdown, it's not unheard of for repaints to be store exclusives. But it also could be bulls**t
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641905)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:07am CST
william-james88 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.

There will be a truckload of alpha bravos waiting for you and the other five CHUG collectors who dont like GEEWUN accuracy. ;)



What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:


I call bullsh*t because it is a cut and paste of some text that anyone could have randomly typed up. Why create two new molds when you could just repaint two and release them? Doesn't make sense.



Well Takara is doing them so that means Hasbro has even more retools that they could sell, why wouldnt they?



They do not do that historically. Did we see Senator Rat Bat? Prime Ironhide? AOE Stinger? DOTM Soundwave? RTS Rumble & Frenzy? Scores of others. Again, doesn't make sense.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641909)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:09am CST
Desslok2201 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.


How? It makes sense considering TakaraTomy's take on Combiner Wars has Slingshot instead of Alpha Bravo, albeit as a retool of Firefly.



Because that is Takara. They always go for geewun accuracy in their figures and they always have figures that they get there that we do not see here. Just because someone either cuts and pasts text or just flat out typed the crap up themselves does not mean you should accept all rumors as gospel.

It totally could be a fake, but who said anything about new molds? Even if slingshot (us) is just a straight redeco of Firefly, and as far as we know, Wildrider could be the same of Breakdown, it's not unheard of for repaints to be store exclusives. But it also could be bulls**t




You mistook my point. What I said was why would Hasbro make the AB and Off-road molds if they were just going to make Wildrider and Slingshot out of already existing molds? That would be financial stupidity.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641910)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:10am CST
I like to think of it as: TakaraTomy releases what Hasbro releases, plus extras, but Hasbro will want to try to release whatever extras TakaraTomy churns out as exclusives. :lol:
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641911)
Posted by Madeus Prime on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:10am CST
shockblast2 wrote:What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:

OMG, we found the Bizarro duragrip.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641915)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:14am CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I call bullsh*t on this. Doesn't make sense at all.


How? It makes sense considering TakaraTomy's take on Combiner Wars has Slingshot instead of Alpha Bravo, albeit as a retool of Firefly.



Because that is Takara. They always go for geewun accuracy in their figures and they always have figures that they get there that we do not see here. Just because someone either cuts and pasts text or just flat out typed the crap up themselves does not mean you should accept all rumors as gospel.

It totally could be a fake, but who said anything about new molds? Even if slingshot (us) is just a straight redeco of Firefly, and as far as we know, Wildrider could be the same of Breakdown, it's not unheard of for repaints to be store exclusives. But it also could be bulls**t




You mistook my point. What I said was why would Hasbro make the AB and Off-road molds if they were just going to make Wildrider and Slingshot out of already existing molds? That would be financial stupidity.

Not really. I'm sure AB is at least going to be Blades, if not also Vortex, and I wouldn't be surprised if Off-Road is First Aid, given how they've made Ratchet a Hummer in the movies, so off road Autobot medics are already on the table. He'll probably be Swindle as well
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641918)
Posted by Cobotron on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:19am CST
shockblast2 wrote:What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:
Then why are 90% of the characters, their names, and appearence, the same as 30 years ago?
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641929)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:30am CST
Cobotron wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:
Then why are 90% of the characters, their names, and appearence, the same as 30 years ago?

Because G1 was, is and will continue to be awesome. I don't see too many efforts to redo Kicker Jones
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641930)
Posted by william-james88 on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:32am CST
Cobotron wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:What the hell is CHUG? Are you referring to that stupid, inapplicable designation created a few years back? The current Generations figures are not the same as the universe, classics, or the first year of generations. Live in the now! Geewun ended 30 friggin years ago!! :BANG_HEAD:
Then why are 90% of the characters, their names, and appearence, the same as 30 years ago?


What? The Masterpiece line? Never heard of it.
Re: New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider (1641931)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 22nd, 2015 @ 10:36am CST
So I just randomly checked TRU today, and discovered a few things.
The Generations AOE figures are available, which is weird because back then it was said they were US exclusive.

Also, the new RID figures are out as well as the entire first wave of Combiner Wars. Completely insane if you ask me, we've never had a line come out so close to US release over here.

Prices have also increased; Deluxes are now 23 euros, Legends 13, and Voyagers 33. For a comparison, last year's Generations and DOTM figures (which are still there) cost 20 for a Deluxe, 30 for a Voyager. So yeah really interested in what justifies this these extra 3 euros.
And damn, these guys look so good in person, way better than pictures show them. I was tempted to get something, but resisted (not paying what MP BB cost me for a Voyager).

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