Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live

Transformers News: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live

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What a busy late night/early morning for news! Hasbro and Takara have been hitting us left and right with fantastic news and it's not even close to over because we have two new G1 reissue listings to get your blood pumpin', your wallet open and your significant others angry!

Up first, a gem we've covered before (we're not going to jump to the good stuff just yet, it's worth the wait!)

Platinum Edition Reissues of Blaster and Perceptor, plus a ton of awesome cassette bots and accessories! (AKA The Autobot Intel Ops Set)

Transformers News: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster/Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live

Transformers News: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster/Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live

Available for preorder right now on Seibertron.com sponsor TFSource's website for the asking price of $119.95 with a release date of July. (You can see the originals and their reissues in our galleries by clicking here for Blaster and here for Perceptor.)

And now, the BIG news...

Platinum Edition Decepticon City Trypticon! (Yes, you read that right!)
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Transformers News: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster/Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live

The current pricing is $199.99 and his release date is also in July. This, coupled with the big news of SDCC Devastator, it's looking like late summer (July, specifically) is ramping up to be the hottest (as well as one of the most expensive!) seasons in Transformer collecting!

It's a great time to be a Transformers fan and collector, and we need to soak this in while we can because gems like this don't always come along and may not again in the future, so get those wallets ready!

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
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Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688758)
Posted by huryochagi on May 22nd, 2015 @ 2:49am CDT
I bought the G1 Trypticon for $16 on eBay years ago. It didn't come with accessories, but I use it for display. Although this reissue is an excellent opportunity for collectors, I think $199 is too expensive. The profits they make are too outrageous, considering the production costs were probably $10.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688771)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:42am CDT
I don't think I'll be buying Tripticon, but that Perceptor-Blaster duo will be awesome, especially at that relatively reasonable price.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688775)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:58am CDT
Love the way Tripticon walks with a stomping motion. Always wanted one but I don't find myself overly excited by this.

Already have Blaster and Perceptor from previous reissues.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688783)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 22nd, 2015 @ 4:10am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:Love the way Tripticon walks with a stomping motion. Always wanted one but I don't find myself overly excited by this.

Already have Blaster and Perceptor from previous reissues.


The key difference with this Perceptor is his microscope is supposed (key word: supposed) to function legitimately for the first time in the history of the figure. Those are apparently specimen plates that come with the set. It's awesome if true.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688803)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 22nd, 2015 @ 4:49am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Love the way Tripticon walks with a stomping motion. Always wanted one but I don't find myself overly excited by this.

Already have Blaster and Perceptor from previous reissues.


The key difference with this Perceptor is his microscope is supposed (key word: supposed) to function legitimately for the first time in the history of the figure. Those are apparently specimen plates that come with the set. It's awesome if true.


My vintage version still magnifies stuff.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688804)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 22nd, 2015 @ 4:52am CDT
Bit of a tease in this age to have the characters on the box artwork in poses those toys can't even come close to replicating (Blaster's knee stands out a lot for that). Think I saw someone did a custom of G1 Blaster to have articulation like that and it improved the figure immensely.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688813)
Posted by Arctorro on May 22nd, 2015 @ 5:29am CDT
So they packed in a number of accessories that aren't really needed, but no Rewind? Please tell me I just didn't see him, because this will be an easy pass if he's missing.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688819)
Posted by Yotsuyasan on May 22nd, 2015 @ 6:22am CDT
It isn't for me*, but I hope this Trypticon sells well. I'm still holding out a slight hope for a Generations Titan Trypticon to pair off against Metroplex, and I'd hate for Hasbro to have the excuse of crappy sales of this implying a lack of consumer interest in the character.


*Not to say that, in theory, I wouldn't love to have it. It just wouldn't fit in with my collection. And $200 is a lot to spend for something like that!
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688831)
Posted by It Is Him on May 22nd, 2015 @ 6:42am CDT
I'm so glad this Trytpicon reissue is happening! Now do I get the reissue Trypticon, or wait for vintage boxed versions to drop in price. Decisions....
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688848)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on May 22nd, 2015 @ 7:37am CDT
And I thought that Trypticon thing was just a rumour! Glad it isnt since I've always loved that toy but never had one *sniff sniff*. Only bad thing about all this is too much strain on the wallet all at once. Everyday I look up Combiner Wars Devastator on Amazon waiting for that (free shipping qualified?) preorder.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688858)
Posted by Amelie on May 22nd, 2015 @ 7:56am CDT
I hope Trypticon is in a gharish g2-styled redeco. Like a snow leopard print with neon-pink details.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688889)
Posted by shajaki on May 22nd, 2015 @ 9:06am CDT


Somehow, I WILL afford a Trypticon.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688910)
Posted by triKlops on May 22nd, 2015 @ 10:14am CDT
So glad Tryp is coming out in a reissue.
I finally have a chance to own a crispy, clean version; this will be an instabuy when it hits.
I had this discussion with my local collectors group a couple of months ago, when this was still a rumor, and 200 is my wallet ceiling for him.
As for the other reissues, i have the ones i need on preorder and wish good luck to those waiting on theirs.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688924)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 22nd, 2015 @ 10:41am CDT
shajaki wrote:

Somehow, I WILL afford a Trypticon.

My sentiments exactly! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688976)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 22nd, 2015 @ 12:47pm CDT
$200? Man, that's pretty crazy, especially with the exchange rate as it is. Hopefully this ends up coming out TRU, otherwise I don't think I can afford it
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1688989)
Posted by william-james88 on May 22nd, 2015 @ 12:58pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:$200? Man, that's pretty crazy, especially with the exchange rate as it is. Hopefully this ends up coming out TRU, otherwise I don't think I can afford it


Same here. Though I can't say I'm surprised. The insecticons are 100$ so we all assumed something like Trypticon couldn't be less than 200$ and we were all proven right. But you never know. I was able to find the insecticons for 50$ (canadian, so 40$ US) total, the conehead seekers are available at Walmart.ca for pretty cheap and will undoubtedly be even cheaper in an eventual sale. Even fortmax is super reduced now, all considering, and he is an encore figure that didnt get as wide a distribution as this guy will get. So while I am not in a rush to get Trypitcon (I already own a very naked version of the G1 toy), I am not giving up on him entirely.

Looking much more forward to the Blaster and Perceptor set, I hope it gets to walmart :D

Oh and for anyone keeping tabs, this Trypticon release marks the end of the initial G1 releases of this year:

He goes on to mention some G1 Reissue news with the following names listed:

- Blaster
- Perceptor
- Insecticon
- Trypticon
- G1 cone head set

The only rumour left would be the rumour of G1 dinobots being rereleased as a platinum set but that one came later and may be referring to Hasbro rereleasing the SDCC dinobot set which featured the G1 colours on updated AOE molds.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1689003)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 22nd, 2015 @ 1:27pm CDT
Am I right in believing that Trypticon has never been re-released before now? I remember buying Gigastorm in Japan, but have a vague memory of getting a re-issue Trypticon, too.

Am I wrong?
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1689007)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 22nd, 2015 @ 1:31pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Am I right in believing that Trypticon has never been re-released before now? I remember buying Gigastorm in Japan, but have a vague memory of getting a re-issue Trypticon, too.

Am I wrong?


Trypticon was never reissued in original form. Not even as a regular reissue, Transformers Collection or Encore. If you got the Trypticon from China... "China" and "Reissue" combined usually means "Fake".
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1689038)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 22nd, 2015 @ 2:47pm CDT
Well, I no longer feel the need to own the Astgrotrain and Blitzwing set. I really hated those colors and I happenned by chance uppon a reasonably priced vintage Blitzwing in really nice condition. I only had to buy the gun and Sword off Ebay... Ironically for the same price I paid the figure itself. Still no missiles but no biggie.

After that, I paid a kingdom's ransom for the black and white commemorative Astrotrain MISB. I openned him up and applied the stickers. Man, he's glorious looking. Way prettier than the original IMO.

All in all, I didn't save any $ on both figures compared to the recent re-issue. However, I got them in the colors I wanted.
Re: Platinum Edition Trypticon and Blaster / Perceptor 2-Pack Reissues Preorders Now Live (1689110)
Posted by omgitstraxx on May 22nd, 2015 @ 4:47pm CDT
Hoping there will be an opportunity to get Perceptor on his own!

I only have the RTS version of Perceptor, but have always been disappointed by his alternate mode being a vehicle.

Blaster seems to be the same version as the SDCC 2010 reissue, which I've already got.
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