Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack

Transformers News: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 7:13AM CDT

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Fellow Seibertron.com user Autobot Genocide has spotted an image on the Planet Iacon Facebook page that seems to suggest some Transformers: Prime mold (and not only) might be repainted into none other than the Autobot Protectobots team! The image, mirrored below, includes Deluxe Ratchet as First Aid, Beast Hunters Prowl as Streetwisesmart and Cyberverse Legion Arcee as Groove, all in the same pack! There is also a smaller image for a Protectobots Evac Squad featuring a redeco of RotF Evac and Generations Grappel as Hot Spot - check it out.

Transformers News: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack
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Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581059)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2014 @ 7:24am CDT
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Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581061)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 11th, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Of course they had to be Protectobots, my very first combiner group...

And this is where new design team really shows the differences with the old it seems, not just with deco with mold choice as well. Groove can't seem to catch a break lately, with being a tank in Bot Shots, and now a Legion fembot in this pack. And Hot Spot is now completely red, not unlike Guard City's Fire Chief. >:oP

Here's a different question: what line would they fall under? It's pretty much a safe assumption that the current line is just "Transformers (2014)" now, with "Age of Extinction" as one sub-header, with the Legion repaints falling under an unspecified one.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581064)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2014 @ 7:59am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And this is where new design team really shows the differences with the old it seems, not just with deco with mold choice as well. Groove can't seem to catch a break lately, with being a tank in Bot Shots, and now a Legion fembot in this pack. And Hot Spot is now completely red, not unlike Guard City's Fire Chief. >:oP
Not to mention Groove's deco seemingly taking influence from a different Groove than the one everyone would expect - Image

Likely another "archive oops" like Generations Jhiaxus, Hero Mashers Heatwave, and more.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's a different question: what line would they fall under? It's pretty much a safe assumption that the current line is just "Transformers (2014)" now, with "Age of Extinction" as one sub-header, with the Legion repaints falling under an unspecified one.
That is the million dollar question.

Though, that giant list from Hasbro customer service system did contain the following mentions:

TRA ASIA KIDS DAY PROTECTOBOT 2 PACK A7779
TRA ASIA KIDS DAY PROTECTOBOT 3 PACK A7780

Looks like these could be them.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581074)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 11th, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's a different question: what line would they fall under? It's pretty much a safe assumption that the current line is just "Transformers (2014)" now, with "Age of Extinction" as one sub-header, with the Legion repaints falling under an unspecified one.
That is the million dollar question.

Though, that giant list from Hasbro customer service system did contain the following mentions:

TRA ASIA KIDS DAY PROTECTOBOT 2 PACK A7779
TRA ASIA KIDS DAY PROTECTOBOT 3 PACK A7780

Looks like these could be them.


Asian Children's Day, huh? *looks it up* In Japan that was May 5th, China is June 1st, and Singapore is October 1st. Sheesh, stick to one day you guys!
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581078)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 11th, 2014 @ 8:16am CDT
That Blazemaster mold is a crappy mold. Too bad they didn't choose a better heli mold.

And of course Hot Spot appears to be the wrong color - maybe that's just a misprint (wrong picture printed by mistake?)

On the plus side, Streetsmart looks pretty cool! I'd buy it as a standalone figure if that were an option.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581085)
Posted by Decepticon619 on June 11th, 2014 @ 8:40am CDT
Is it just me or is anyone else upset that these will pretty obviously not actually be a combiner?
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581086)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 11th, 2014 @ 8:47am CDT
The Protectobots are back again. GREAT! Now if they were just combiners, I'll spend money on them. Also I think that Groove is female, due to the fact that it's made from the Prime Arcee mold, and it has feminine features.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581090)
Posted by Peridot on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:07am CDT
Groove looks exactly Arcee with some extra silver bits, First Aid is just Ratchet with more blue, and Streetsmart appears to be Prowl, but with Smokescreen's deco.

The sad part is that this is likely the closest we'll get to having Classics Protectobots.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581091)
Posted by Peridot on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:07am CDT
Groove looks exactly Arcee with some extra silver bits, First Aid is just Ratchet with more blue, and Streetsmart appears to be Prowl, but with Smokescreen's deco. They didn't even change the base plastic colors.

The sad part is that this is likely the closest we'll get to having Classics Protectobots.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581093)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:11am CDT
Loving the look of these guys! I don't own any of these molds (except for ratchet, but I love it so I cant be too disappointed)and having all these guys together as a Protectobot team (the team nobody really likes) will look great. Also points to Hasbro for a realistic sized motorbike,at last!No idea what these guys will come under, knowing Hasbro recently it'll end up being Age of Extinction!
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581094)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:12am CDT
Metro Prime wrote:Groove looks exactly Arcee with some extra silver bits, First Aid is just Ratchet with more blue, and Streetsmart appears to be Prowl, but with Smokescreen's deco. They didn't even change the base plastic colors.

The sad part is that this is likely the closest we'll get to having Classics Protectobots.


Actually, we already have two of the five in Classics form:

GDO Series Hot Spot and Universe 2008 Blades. So the second set would be obsolete.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581099)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:The sad part is that this is likely the closest we'll get to having Classics Protectobots.


yes and maybe, we also have had some other protectobots before, like Blades from ROTF

Image

so I will go for Groove, just sad they will never combine
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581103)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
Wow, an entire set of barely-different-from-the-original repaints...
I mean, it's cool that the whole team got released, but apart from the Protectobot label there really just isn't any appeal to these.

*is surprised they've never done this sort of thing for Stunticons or Combaticons; non-combining, non-BotCon sets I mean*
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581104)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:32am CDT
Wow, an entire set of barely-different-from-the-original repaints...
I mean, it's cool that the entire team got released, but apart from the Protectobot label there really just isn't any appeal to these.

*is surprised they've never done this sort of thing for Stunticons or Combaticons; non-combining, non-BotCon sets I mean*
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581107)
Posted by ScottyP on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:38am CDT
On the downside, these are kind of "meh" redecos. How cool would G2 colors have been? On the upside, the Prime Ratchet and Prowl and RTS Grapple molds are really nice molds.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581109)
Posted by shockblast2 on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:40am CDT
Wow. This definitely ranks up there with some of the most shameless repaints ever conceived. I don't think even the geewun crowd would shoehorn these abominations into their classics collections.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581114)
Posted by ILL-Star on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
I think the only combiners that I'll ever truly enjoy are the original ones from RID so the lack of classic combiners these days doesn't bother me. It's sad however that these figures are being used as those decos are so close to Ratchet and Smokescreen's.

On the other hand though, I would get that set with the Blazemaster and Grapple repaints.
I very much like both of those figures. :D
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581119)
Posted by Caelus on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:13am CDT
I like them. It would be nice to have back up for my GDO Hot Spot, provided I can afford the money and space. Too bad I didn't get the Blades repaint of Evac, but Evac himself will probably look pretty good with them, and give me an excuse to return him to the front lines, as it were.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581123)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:25am CDT
The 3-Pack set is promising. First Aid and Streetwise aren't too far off in terms of color from their G1 selves, and they match quite well in terms of a "Team Color Scheme." Groove is a mess. They could have used Legends Animated Prowl for a better robot mode and alt-mode match. The Hotspot and Blades pack is...meh. The good news is, we already have Protectobot Hotspot from Generations GDO, a proper coloration of the same mold (with a more appropriate accessory), and several options for Blades, including the Universe 2008 repaint of Cybertron Evac, the ROTF Evac (redeco of Blazemaster), which is a better color match for the same mold they are using for the 2-Pack, or even Universe Legends Blades (if scale is not a concern). My plan is to skip the 2-Pack, keep using GDO Hotspot and Universe 2008 Blades, pick up the 3-Pack for First Aid and Streetwise, and replace Groove with Legends Animated Prowl.
Re: Potential Transformers Protectobots Team Repaints Multi-Pack (1581126)
Posted by shockblast2 on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:40am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:The 3-Pack set is promising. First Aid and Streetwise aren't too far off in terms of color from their G1 selves, and they match quite well in terms of a "Team Color Scheme." Groove is a mess. They could have used Legends Animated Prowl for a better robot mode and alt-mode match. The Hotspot and Blades pack is...meh. The good news is, we already have Protectobot Hotspot from Generations GDO, a proper coloration of the same mold (with a more appropriate accessory), and several options for Blades, including the Universe 2008 repaint of Cybertron Evac, the ROTF Evac (redeco of Blazemaster), which is a better color match for the same mold they are using for the 2-Pack, or even Universe Legends Blades (if scale is not a concern). My plan is to skip the 2-Pack, keep using GDO Hotspot and Universe 2008 Blades, pick up the 3-Pack for First Aid and Streetwise, and replace Groove with Legends Animated Prowl.



Yeah, and every time you look at "First Aid" and "Streetwise" you know they are really just repainted Ratchet and Prowl figures from a toyline different than classics. The Prime designs do not pass as classics. Look at the face sculpts and tell me that you can convince yourself they are the G1 bots they claim they are. That is like trying to look at Animated Arcee and telling yourself it is classics. You are only kidding yourself. You might as well just pick up Prime Ratchet and Prowl and use them as stand ins to skip the inflated pricing because that is what they are.

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