New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 5:48pm CST

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Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Fc203, we have news that the Transformers Authentics line at the Family Dollar, which has given us some nice Transformers, has some new reveals that will be hitting the shelves here very soon.

Up first is the smallest class, the Bravo class, which up until now had featured Grimlock, Starscream, Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee. The newest figure to join this class is Ratchet, who is also in his evergreen design and hues very close to his recent Cyberverse Spark Armor toy. He will be available along with the rest of the previously released figures.

Next is the Alpha class, which featured Grimlock, Optimus, Bumblebee, and Megatron. The newest addition to this class is Soundwave, who also hues close to a recent Cyberverse toy, in this case the Warrior class figure. He will also be available with his fellow previously released figures.

And finally, we have the Titan changer, the larger figures that transform in a couple of steps. Previous members of the class included Megatron, Bumblebee, and Optimus, and they are now joined by Grimlock and Starscream.

All of the new figures are most likely on their way to stores now, so keep an eye out for these latest Authentics figures, and let us know if you spot them!

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Transformers News: New Transformers Authentics: Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

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This article was last modified on Friday, January 17th, 2020 9:40am CST

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Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049412)
Posted by Quantum Surge on January 15th, 2020 @ 6:07pm CST
I know these Authentics figures should have lowered expectations, and some of them look decent, but Titan Grimlock looks embarrasing while Soundwave has a puny visor. Still, these would be neat for a stop motion where a universe of goofy G1 characters exists.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049415)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on January 15th, 2020 @ 6:37pm CST
I would love to see that Soundwave as a Deluxe or Voyager.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049426)
Posted by Zeedust on January 15th, 2020 @ 8:28pm CST
Quantum Surge wrote:I know these Authentics figures should have lowered expectations, and some of them look decent, but Titan Grimlock looks embarrasing while Soundwave has a puny visor. Still, these would be neat for a stop motion where a universe of goofy G1 characters exists.


"Puny visor" seems like a pretty minor nitpick for what is otherwise a decent-looking Soundwave. As for Grimlock, Titan Changers are a Leader-sized figure for around half the price of a deluxe, so yeah, your expectations might be too high.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049433)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 15th, 2020 @ 9:40pm CST
These look fantastic, is it too early to start naming toy of the year? I'm still waiting on an Alpha Starscream.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049434)
Posted by Starbuck14 on January 15th, 2020 @ 10:04pm CST
Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049438)
Posted by bacem on January 15th, 2020 @ 11:10pm CST
soundwave looks neat! i actually dig the cyberverse (or evergreen) style of soundwave, but never picked up the warrior class due to lack of neck joint. this one seems to solve that. if i saw him around my area for the same price as the rest, i'll definitely pick it up.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049445)
Posted by william-james88 on January 15th, 2020 @ 11:53pm CST
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049446)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on January 16th, 2020 @ 12:47am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar

I found Grimlock and Optimus at Big Lots.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049448)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 16th, 2020 @ 12:51am CST
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar

I found Grimlock and Optimus at Big Lots.


The smaller ones were also found at Five Below at multiple instances.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049458)
Posted by Emerje on January 16th, 2020 @ 6:42am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar

I found Grimlock and Optimus at Big Lots.


The smaller ones were also found at Five Below at multiple instances.

And Walgreens, though usually only during the holidays. And yes, Dollar General as well.

Emerje
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049462)
Posted by carytheone on January 16th, 2020 @ 8:55am CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:These look fantastic, is it too early to start naming toy of the year? I'm still waiting on an Alpha Starscream.
I'm waiting on them to release Bravo Alpha Bravo and if that figure is as good as I expect, I'll upgrade to Alpha Alpha Bravo!
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049485)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 16th, 2020 @ 1:08pm CST
carytheone wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:These look fantastic, is it too early to start naming toy of the year? I'm still waiting on an Alpha Starscream.
I'm waiting on them to release Bravo Alpha Bravo and if that figure is as good as I expect, I'll upgrade to Alpha Alpha Bravo!


Today sir the internet is yours!
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049512)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 16th, 2020 @ 7:18pm CST
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar

I found Grimlock and Optimus at Big Lots.


The smaller ones were also found at Five Below at multiple instances.

And Walgreens, though usually only during the holidays. And yes, Dollar General as well.

Emerje

I've found them at both Family dollar, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049549)
Posted by Anonymous on January 17th, 2020 @ 6:01am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar

I found Grimlock and Optimus at Big Lots.


The smaller ones were also found at Five Below at multiple instances.

And Walgreens, though usually only during the holidays. And yes, Dollar General as well.

Emerje

I've found them at both Family dollar, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree

What happened to the news post? It doesn't have a page preview and aside from a link, the images are deleted...
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2049658)
Posted by william-james88 on January 17th, 2020 @ 9:32pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Starbuck14 wrote:Did I read right that these are only available at dollar tree? Or more likely dollar general
Where they have been previously?

they are at family dollar

I found Grimlock and Optimus at Big Lots.


The smaller ones were also found at Five Below at multiple instances.

And Walgreens, though usually only during the holidays. And yes, Dollar General as well.

Emerje

I've found them at both Family dollar, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree


I'm sure dollar tree sightings would interest people. Could you take pics next time to show which of these authentics do they have there and what are the prices?
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2061302)
Posted by william-james88 on April 18th, 2020 @ 9:43pm CDT
Do you remember the Authentics line? Those were official dollar store type Transformers for younger fans (or more likely their parents shopping at Family Dollar). Well chuckdawg1999 has a review of the Soundwave that was supposed to show up. We don't have word that it has made it's way to stores yet, so if it did, please let us know. In the meantime, enjoy the review and let us know what you think.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Authentics Soundwave is a great neo-G1 update using the Evergreen design. Transformation is smooth, simple and satisfying. Soundwave is a great for those looking for a more involved version of the Cyberverse figure.

Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2061304)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 18th, 2020 @ 9:52pm CDT
Obvious hollow legs are obvious, but that Soundwave look pretty damn good overall and it offer neat little tricks. Plus, highly posable so that's surprising.

If I come across it in the wild, I may pick him up.
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2061354)
Posted by noctorro on April 19th, 2020 @ 6:04am CDT
I would love a size comparison with the Warrior Cyberverse version and other Transformers.
He looks good, I like the Authentics line, hope they do more.
And hopefully they make all the Cyberverse cartoon figures!!!
Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2062312)
Posted by william-james88 on April 26th, 2020 @ 10:36pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg wrote in to say he had gotten his hands on Authentics Ratchet and made a review, which you can find below.

While these may not be figures on most fans' want list, it is good to know what's out there and we can all live vicariously through Chuck to see if we are indeed missing out on these, or not. Enjoy!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ratchet is a fun little figure and the perfect introduction to the character. Transformation is interesting with a sliding gimmick that adds quite a bit of heft to the figure namely in the legs. Definitely worth a pick-up to add to your Authentics collection.

Re: New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock (2062319)
Posted by Burn on April 26th, 2020 @ 11:17pm CDT
huh ... I actually had that in my hand yesterday, put it back in favour of other stuff.

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