Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy

Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 8:51am CST

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With Transformers G1 Soundwave being rereleased at Walmart this year, everyone hoped that would also mean a rerelease of his cassettes. Well, now we have confirmation that it’s happening. We found images on the Snakas blog of two packs each having two cassettes. One pack comes with Ravage and Rumble (in Red) and the other comes with Laserbeak and Frenzy (in Blue). This is the very first rerelease of Frenzy and Rumble by Hasbro, so quite the occasion. All we know for the release date is sometime in 2019, but as we saw with Optimus Prime that sometime could be tomorrow. So keep your eyes peeled. We also have no confirmation on the price.

Transformers News: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy

Transformers News: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy

Transformers News: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy


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Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007561)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 31st, 2019 @ 8:59am CST
Yes! :BOWDOWN: Hopefully each pack will be 10$ or something. I would buy them all with Soundwave if that's the case.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007562)
Posted by Cobotron on January 31st, 2019 @ 9:01am CST
Awesome! That's perfect! I have Rumble, Ravage, and Buzzsaw.
Will definitely pick up Frenchy and Lazerbird! ;)^
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007563)
Posted by no-one on January 31st, 2019 @ 9:07am CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:Yes! :BOWDOWN: Hopefully each pack will be 10$ or something. I would buy them all with Soundwave if that's the case.
I'd be shocked if they're under $20 each.


Well that is exciting news that's bad for my wallet. Might have to jump at SW and his minions now.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007564)
Posted by Ironhide516 on January 31st, 2019 @ 9:08am CST
So does this finally solve the 30 year old debate about which color is Frenzy and which color is Rumble :-D :HEADHURTS:
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007565)
Posted by no-one on January 31st, 2019 @ 9:10am CST
Ironhide516 wrote:So does this finally solve the 30 year old debate about which color is Frenzy and which color is Rumble :-D :HEADHURTS:
Nah the battle lines are pretty deep on this topic.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007581)
Posted by leokearon on January 31st, 2019 @ 10:35am CST
Cobotron wrote:Awesome! That's perfect! I have Rumble, Ravage, and Buzzsaw.
Will definitely pick up Frenchy and Lazerbird! ;)^

Same here, I got Rumble and Ravage when I was a kid and my brother got me Buzzsaw for Christmas
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007582)
Posted by JazZeke on January 31st, 2019 @ 10:48am CST
Hah! Rumble is RED and Frenzy is BLUE! Take THAT, suckas!
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007584)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on January 31st, 2019 @ 11:11am CST
If they aren't very expensive I think I'll grab the Laserbeak/Frenzy pack, since my reissue Lazerbeak has long since lost his head and I don't own the Frenzy/Rumble mold.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007585)
Posted by Big Grim on January 31st, 2019 @ 11:21am CST
When did Laserbeak's laser get so short?
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007586)
Posted by no-one on January 31st, 2019 @ 11:32am CST
Big Grim wrote:When did Laserbeak's laser get so short?
Good eye.

Image

Image

I guess Soundwave listens to Bob Barkers advice :lol:
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007587)
Posted by JazZeke on January 31st, 2019 @ 11:36am CST
carytheone wrote:
Big Grim wrote:When did Laserbeak's laser get so short?
Good eye.

Image

Image

I guess Soundwave listens to Bob Barkers advice :lol:

Pfffft.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007589)
Posted by Nexus Knight on January 31st, 2019 @ 11:42am CST
carytheone wrote:
Ironhide516 wrote:So does this finally solve the 30 year old debate about which color is Frenzy and which color is Rumble :-D :HEADHURTS:
Nah the battle lines are pretty deep on this topic.

This rerelease is a deep loss for all FIRRIB fans. :-( However! We will not back down! Has long as :HASBRO: / :TAKARATOMY: are still around, this fight shall never be over!

Shhh, no one mention that the original toys were exactly like this, as that would prove that FIBRIR was the original idea.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007590)
Posted by cruizerdave on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:03pm CST
You know, I find that I don't like any of the cassettes as well as those originals. Even the masterpiece versions come up short when compared to those in my mind. I don't know why. I mean they've updated virtually every character from G1 in one form or another and created superior toys ... except those guys. They're just neat. Glad to see them coming back!

Expect to pay $40 a pack for them.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007591)
Posted by leokearon on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:26pm CST
I'm just worried what will happen if they decide to reissue Ratbat, given he originally came with Frenzy
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007593)
Posted by no-one on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:31pm CST
leokearon wrote:I'm just worried what will happen if they decide to reissue Ratbat, given he originally came with Frenzy
Maybe they will save him for the Soundblaster release?
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007594)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:40pm CST
Nexus Knight wrote:Shhh, no one mention that the original toys were exactly like this, as that would prove that FIBRIR was the original idea.


Damnit! I was gonna do just that after seeing all the comments! Yeah, this is nothing new. The G1 Hasbro releases always followed RIRFIB. It's the G1 cartoon that first gave us RIBFIR. Since then, Hasbro releases have alternated between the two naming schemes, fueling the fires of the debate. Takara has always remained loyal to RIRFIB, though, and even swapped the names back for Japan's release of the G1 cartoon a year later. Since this "Vintage G1" line is trying to emulate the original releases as much as possible, right down to how Soundwave and his minions were bundled and sold, it makes sense that Hasbro would retain the original RIRFIB naming scheme for this line.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007596)
Posted by Cobotron on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:50pm CST
cruizerdave wrote:You know, I find that I don't like any of the cassettes as well as those originals. Even the masterpiece versions come up short when compared to those in my mind. I don't know why. I mean they've updated virtually every character from G1 in one form or another and created superior toys ... except those guys. They're just neat. Glad to see them coming back!
I still say to this day, G1 Ravage is one of the most elegant Transforming toys ever made.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007597)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:50pm CST
Frenzy / Rumble

Original toys
Blue / Red

Marvel comics
Blue / Red

US cartoon
Red / Blue

Japanese cartoon
Blue / Red

Ladybird Books
none / Red

Kid Stuff
none / Red

Dreamwave Generation One continuity
Blue / Red

G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers continuity
Red / Blue

Alternators toys
none / Red

Diamond Select
Red / Blue

Music Label earphones
Blue / Red

Robot Heroes
none / Red

G1: The Awakening
Blue / Red

Transformers (2010 toyline)
none / Blue (canceled)

Transformers United
Blue / Red

Masterpiece
Blue / Red

Transformers Legends
Blue / Red

Transformers: Devastation
Blue / Red

Transformers: Earth Wars
Red / Blue


Not really being upto speed on 'FIRRIB', I thought the Wiki might be helpful. They have this chart... That doesn't make it any less confusing :???:
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007598)
Posted by no-one on January 31st, 2019 @ 12:52pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:Shhh, no one mention that the original toys were exactly like this, as that would prove that FIBRIR was the original idea.
Damnit! I was gonna do just that after seeing all the comments! Yeah, this is nothing new. The G1 Hasbro releases always followed RIRFIB. It's the G1 cartoon that first gave us RIBFIR. Since then, Hasbro releases have alternated between the two naming schemes, fueling the fires of the debate. Takara has always remained loyal to RIRFIB, though, and even swapped the names back for Japan's release of the G1 cartoon a year later. Since this "Vintage G1" line is trying to emulate the original releases as much as possible, right down to how Soundwave and his minions were bundled and sold, it makes sense that Hasbro would retain the original RIRFIB naming scheme for this line.
There's a pattern, but it's inconsistent. The main players in this war are either in team toy or team toon.

Frumbles.jpg


Lifted from the TFWiki.
Re: Official Images of 2019 G1 Cassette Reissues with Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (2007601)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 31st, 2019 @ 1:12pm CST
carytheone wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:Shhh, no one mention that the original toys were exactly like this, as that would prove that FIBRIR was the original idea.
Damnit! I was gonna do just that after seeing all the comments! Yeah, this is nothing new. The G1 Hasbro releases always followed RIRFIB. It's the G1 cartoon that first gave us RIBFIR. Since then, Hasbro releases have alternated between the two naming schemes, fueling the fires of the debate. Takara has always remained loyal to RIRFIB, though, and even swapped the names back for Japan's release of the G1 cartoon a year later. Since this "Vintage G1" line is trying to emulate the original releases as much as possible, right down to how Soundwave and his minions were bundled and sold, it makes sense that Hasbro would retain the original RIRFIB naming scheme for this line.
There's a pattern, but it's inconsistent. The main players in this war are either in team toy or team toon.

Frumbles.jpg


Lifted from the TFWiki.


None of that contradicts what I said at all, actually. Takara Tomy has always done it RIRFIB, and Hasbro switches back and forth. Where I take offense, though, is in the name of that JPEG. Everyone knows their proper couple name is "Rumbzy!" [-(

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