New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Friday, August 17th, 2018 10:54AM CDT

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SDCC 2018 revealed that we would be getting new Transformers blind bags from Hasbro, specifically from Rescue Bots. Only a few bots were shown on display but now that they have been found in both the US and Canadian Walmarts. The assortment includes 2 of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Heatwave, Blades, Chase, Boulder, Blurr, and Quickshadow. The arms seem to be interchangeable between the two models. These blind bags are $2.88 in the US and $4.94 in Canada.

There is a generous window in the back where you can get a pretty good idea as to which character you are getting.You can always feel around the bag to know which version it is due to the different accessories yielded between the same characters.

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment
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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979029)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 17th, 2018 @ 4:28pm CDT
No love for Salvage?
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979058)
Posted by Zeedust on August 17th, 2018 @ 8:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:No love for Salvage?


Poor guy always seems to get the short end of the stick. Even in the show itself, he got basically no screen time compared to Blurr, Quickshadow, or even High Tide.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979362)
Posted by william-james88 on August 19th, 2018 @ 6:37pm CDT
The new Transformers: Rescue Bots "blind bags" are out and while they are non transforming, they did have the semblance of a gimmick. Now, thanks to netkid, who posted in hand images on the TFW boards, we have a good look at the arm swapping gimmick this set promotes.

I have both Primes and Blades(I haven't opened him yet).

Boxes have 1 of each figure. Both figures of a character is the same design but each are in a uniquely sculpted pose, so swapping arms between them to get different poses/looks is encouraged.

Each bag has a small clear window to see what figure is inside, if you are looking for a particular one.


The assortment includes 2 of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Heatwave, Blades, Chase, Boulder, Blurr, and Quickshadow. The arms seem to be interchangeable between the two models. These blind bags are $2.88 in the US and $4.94 in Canada.

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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979365)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 19th, 2018 @ 7:01pm CDT
A sword? That's not very Rescue Bots-y. :P
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979376)
Posted by Ig89ninja on August 19th, 2018 @ 8:01pm CDT
Huh, I actually kinda like what I’m seeing here!
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979398)
Posted by Flashwave on August 19th, 2018 @ 9:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:A sword? That's not very Rescue Bots-y. :P
That... uh, that is a Heavy Duty Vegetation Trimmer. Useful for times when the People of Griffen Rock foeget why super charging Miracle Grow is a bad idea, like the Sky Forest Fiasco...

Yeah...
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979399)
Posted by Emerje on August 19th, 2018 @ 9:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:A sword? That's not very Rescue Bots-y. :P

It's a letter opener. On weekends he volunteers at the local nursing home and reads the old folks their mail.

Emerje
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979448)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 20th, 2018 @ 9:26am CDT
have to buy two of the same character just to swap arms rather than just have basic articulation and a removable weapon. meh.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979451)
Posted by william-james88 on August 20th, 2018 @ 9:39am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:have to buy two of the same character just to swap arms rather than just have basic articulation and a removable weapon. meh.

I think you can swap arms across the line with different characters.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1979459)
Posted by Kyleor on August 20th, 2018 @ 10:16am CDT
It looks like if you made a nice straight and clean cut in the middle of that "arm bar" you would end up with a pair of slightly more pose-able arms, and have more arm mixing options. Which might lead to some fun/interesting combinations.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1982630)
Posted by Seibertron on September 6th, 2018 @ 10:56am CDT
The all-new Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Electronic HOT SHOT figure is currently in stock at Amazon.com. The item is currently available for $26.99 and it has free shipping for Amazon Prime members.

Here is the product information listed on Amazon.com about this item.

Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Electronic Hot Shot

  • Activate lights and sounds in both bot and vehicle modes
  • Hot Shot converts from bot mode to off-road vehicle mode and back again
  • Easy 2 Do conversion
  • Sized right for small hands
  • Includes Electronic Hot Shot figure and instructions. Ages 3 to 7.

Product description
Imagine helping Hot Shot race to the rescue as a rugged off-road vehicle! Sized right for small hands, kids can convert the Electronic Hot Shot figure from bot mode to vehicle mode and back again with 1-step Easy 2 Do conversion. Both vehicle and bot modes feature electronic lights, sounds effects, and phrases! Robots and humans saving the day, working together the Rescue Bots way! Manufactured under license from TOMY Company, Ltd. Transformers Rescue Bots is a trademark and copyright of Hasbro.


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A longer version of Hot Shot's product description was listed at Amazon Australia.

Amazon Australia wrote:Robots and humans saving the day, working together the Rescue Bots way! Little heroes can imagine racing to the rescue with this Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Electronic Hot Shot figure featuring Easy 2 Do conversion and electronic lights and sounds! Imagine helping Hot Shot race to the rescue as an off-road vehicle! Sized right for small hands, kids can convert the Electronic Hot Shot figure from vehicle mode to bot mode and back again with 1-step Easy 2 Do conversion. Both vehicle and bot modes feature electronic lights, sounds effects, and phrases! Robots and humans saving the day, working together the Rescue Bots way! Little heroes can pretend to race to the rescue with Electronic Hot Shot in vehicle mode as a rugged off-road vehicle, or in bot mode! Convert Hot Shot from vehicle mode to bot mode and back again with 1-step Easy 2 Do conversion. Imagine charging to the scene of an emergency while activating fun electronic lights, sounds effects, and phrases with the push of a button in both modes! Selected personally by Optimus Prime, Hot Shot is in training to become a Rescue Bot at the Rescue Bots Academy! Through heroic rescue missions, both simulated and real life, he will learn the importance of teamwork and what it means to be a hero!
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1982774)
Posted by Short Circuit on September 7th, 2018 @ 11:18am CDT
mY sHoUlDeRs StIlL hUrt :lol:
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1984822)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 19th, 2018 @ 4:34pm CDT
Thanks to Entertainment Earth, we have news that a new 4-pack of Rescue Bots that include new, more show accurate paint schemes are now available through their site! These figures are larger versions of the original Rescue Bots toys, and include the 4 original show characters, Heatwave, Boulder, Chase, and Blades. The figures feature new paint schemes meant to more closely resemble the show, and also include the weapons that came with the first round of "Energize" figures, though instead of translucent blue they are cast in a silver/gray color.

You can check out in-hand in-package images of the figures below, courtesy of site owner Seibertron, and let us know what you think of these new Rescue Bots below!

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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1984902)
Posted by Emerje on September 19th, 2018 @ 9:03pm CDT
Looks like they retooled Blade's chest to remove the sculpted symbol, and strangely the original Boulder is the more accurate one.

Emerje
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1985126)
Posted by butcher31 on September 20th, 2018 @ 10:11pm CDT
They're still not great. If you want a show-accurate set, then I recommend going for the 4-pack (Griffin Rock Rescue Team set). We got those for my young boy and they look heaps better than these.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1985290)
Posted by william-james88 on September 21st, 2018 @ 11:09pm CDT
The Rescue Bots line keeps trucking along to make sure there are some Transformers goodies for any preschooler venturing down the toy aisle. When it comes to the Transformers Rescue Bots Mini-Cons, we are now at wave 7. It is mostly repacks of previous waves but we do have a new figure too, that being a green redeco of Drake (the dragon Target Master, not the rapper). This is the case contents:

2x TRA RBT HEATWAVE THE RESCUE DINOBOT
2x TRA RBT DRAKE THE DRAGON BOT
2x TRA RBT CHASE THE RESCUE DINOBOT

This was revealed through a listing on Entertainment Earth and wll be coming out next month. Thanks to Scotty P for letting us know.

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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1985295)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 21st, 2018 @ 11:26pm CDT
We'll, I WAS going to skip the entire Rescue Bots line. With good reason too! It didn't appeal to me. Nor was it intended to. But now I need that dragon. Lookit him! He's adorable! Damn you, Hasbro! Stop taking your toy lines to new and fun places!
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1985306)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on September 22nd, 2018 @ 1:04am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:We'll, I WAS going to skip the entire Rescue Bots line. With good reason too! It didn't appeal to me. Nor was it intended to. But now I need that dragon. Lookit him! He's adorable! Damn you, Hasbro! Stop taking your toy lines to new and fun places!

but there is already that mold but in red
havent been able to get one because havent seen it on discount but that mold does extist already
go and grab it
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1985315)
Posted by bacem on September 22nd, 2018 @ 3:01am CDT
f-primus-unicron wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:We'll, I WAS going to skip the entire Rescue Bots line. With good reason too! It didn't appeal to me. Nor was it intended to. But now I need that dragon. Lookit him! He's adorable! Damn you, Hasbro! Stop taking your toy lines to new and fun places!

but there is already that mold but in red
havent been able to get one because havent seen it on discount but that mold does extist already
go and grab it


yep, there is. i have that one, grabbed it on a clearance. his gun mode is a stretch, but the dragon is adorable. if hasbro releasing a purple repaint, i can probably makes a spyro fan buying a transformers toy.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Blind Bags Found at Retail Revealing Full Assortment (1985638)
Posted by Rysquad on September 24th, 2018 @ 4:17am CDT
william-james88 wrote:The Rescue Bots line keeps trucking along to make sure there are some Transformers goodies for any preschooler venturing down the toy aisle. When it comes to the Transformers Rescue Bots Mini-Cons, we are now at wave 7. It is mostly repacks of previous waves but we do have a new figure too, that being a green redeco of Drake (the dragon Target Master, not the rapper). This is the case contents:

2x TRA RBT HEATWAVE THE RESCUE DINOBOT
2x TRA RBT DRAKE THE DRAGON BOT
2x TRA RBT CHASE THE RESCUE DINOBOT

This was revealed through a listing on Entertainment Earth and wll be coming out next month. Thanks to Scotty P for letting us know.

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They probably didn’t retool that Dinobot Heatwave. It’s very easy to break.

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