Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Monday, November 26th, 2018 11:24pm CST

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We have quite a bit of Rescue Bots news for you today. These are all related to the new Rescue Bots Academy toyline. It is very much the same complexity and design as previous Rescue Bots toys but we do have different toys and characters. Hot Shot is a main character now and this week we not only have one but two sightings to report. Fellow Seibertronian Rysquad spotted the VTOL Hot Shot at a Walgreen's in Murrieta, CA. Also, the giant electronic Hot Shot was found in the Michigan area at a Kmart. You can also order it from the Kmart site here. It is $25 USD.

In other Rescue Bots Academy news we have a new Optimus with Trailer. And this trailer has a launch feature where you can place a flip racer upright (in robot mode) and then launch them in vehicle mode. This is the first time we were made aware of the product, thanks to a listing on Entertainment Earth. The toy is priced at $20.99 and is set for release in Janruary.

Transformers News: Rescue Bots News with Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Transformers News: Rescue Bots News with Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Transformers News: Rescue Bots News with Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Transformers News: Rescue Bots News with Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Transformers News: Rescue Bots News with Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed

Credit(s): entertainment earth, kmart


This article was last modified on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 10:40am CST

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Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (1995560)
Posted by Emerje on November 27th, 2018 @ 12:54am CST
Saw that electronic Hot Shot at Kmart myself today, thought it had already been sighted. Thought about getting it since I had enough points earned to get it for free, but I ended up getting my nephew a $40 Lego set for $16~ for Christmas instead. Incidentally it was the Stormbringer dragon set, hows that for a lost (or at least missed opportunity) Hasbro trademark?

Emerje
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (1996856)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 3rd, 2018 @ 3:39pm CST
We've found some new Transformers Rescue Bots Academy toy listings on Amazon to share with you! The first is a product that was originally listed on EE but has now found its way onto Amazon:

- Green Drake
https://www.amazon.com/Playskool-Heroes-Transformers-Rescue-Dragon-Bot/dp/B079LZQLLL/

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Next is a continuation of the Mega Mighties subline with Hot Shot being the first to be released as part of Rescue Bots Academy. These are non-transforming large figures in the same vein as Hasbro Titan Heroes figures in its other toylines.

- Mega Mighties Hot Shot
https://www.amazon.com/Playskool-Tra-Rbt-Hot-Shot/dp/B07FDQC8J2/

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Lastly, Amazon.com are currently doing a sale on Electronic Hot Shot!
He's currently $14.99, down from $26.99

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What do you think of these? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2003495)
Posted by Emerje on January 9th, 2019 @ 2:09am CST
It's been a while since we've had Rescue Bots news! Our very own Seibertron has spotted some brand new Rescue Bots Academy figures. Over at a Target in Rosemont, IL he found the larger changing figures of Whirl and Medix, but Hot Shot seems to have sold out (though we already have a sighting of him). At this same Target we also got a first look at Mega Mighties Hot Shot and Bumblebee in the wilds.

Meanwhile, at a Des Plaines, IL Kmart he also found the latest Rescan-sized Wedge figures. Wedge has also shown up on Amazon as well as Salvage which is currently sitting at a markup.

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So are you looking forward to new figures coming in from Rescue Bots Academy? Sounds off in the Energon Pub!
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2011104)
Posted by Amelie on February 17th, 2019 @ 4:30pm CST
Its Toy Fair in New York and Seibertron is here to bring you the hottest news as it rolls off the Hasbro conveyor belt of awesome. We have another helping of galleries again – this time of Hasbro's Transformers Transformers Rescue Bots Academy. Once again head honcho Seibertron and our own Megatronus have been blitzing the displays with the camera. The main gallery is here, but some highlights are posted below as well.

First up is Hot Shot...

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Then we have Whirl...

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and Academy Rescue Team

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Are you collecting Rescue Bots or using them as a gateway for some minibots of your own? Drop us a comment here on the discussion on the Energon Pub here at Seibertron.com.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2011106)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 17th, 2019 @ 4:34pm CST
I've seen the Whirl figure in stores. She is BIG! Like, taller than the original six Rescue Bots.

Medix too. His new toy is larger than his original.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2011124)
Posted by Rysquad on February 17th, 2019 @ 5:45pm CST
Yeah that bigger Whirl (and Medix) are in stores now. My son has so many Rescan-size figures that I’m hesitant to get Whirl.

Keep Rescan scale and we’ll keep collecting.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2011319)
Posted by Vanleer on February 18th, 2019 @ 9:44pm CST
Is that Salvage mix truck in the rescue bots academy 4 pack. The face does not look like salvage so i'm wondering if its a re-deco.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2011477)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 19th, 2019 @ 3:12pm CST
Vanleer wrote:Is that Salvage mix truck in the rescue bots academy 4 pack. The face does not look like salvage so i'm wondering if its a re-deco.
It's Whirl, Wedge, Hot Shot, and Hoist.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2016230)
Posted by Deathsanras on March 28th, 2019 @ 3:54am CDT
Vanleer wrote:Is that Salvage mix truck in the rescue bots academy 4 pack. The face does not look like salvage so i'm wondering if its a re-deco.

They're all redecos. Whirl of VTOL jet Bumblebee (her Megabots size figure is effectively an upsized version of Rescan helicopter Blades), Wedge of Salvage (Wedge's first toy was a redeco of Arctic Boulder), Hot Shot of Rock Rescue (ATV) Bumblebee (his first toy was effectively an upsized version of the same Bumblebee, while his second figure was a remold of VTOL jet Bumblebee), and Hoist is a redeco of.... Hoist - the Rescan series figure from the original Rescue Bots.

Meanwhile, hovercraft Hot Shot appears to be a remold of fireboat Heatwave, the Megabots sized Medix is functionally an upsized Rescan car mode Bumblebee. That blue redeco of racecar Heatwave -- is that Chase or Whirl? And like Hoist, ambulance Medix ia a redeco of RB Medix. The large size Wedge looks like it might be essentially an upsized Rescan bulldozer Boulder.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021052)
Posted by Emerje on May 9th, 2019 @ 10:25pm CDT
File this one under "things you didn't know you wanted until it existed." Autobase Aichi's blog posted new stock photos of upcoming Rescue Bots Academy figures coming to the Rescan class and it would be hard to ignore the dino-mode Grimlock that turns into a motorcycle! He was shown at Toy Fair 2019, but at the time we didn't really know what we were looking at. Yes, it's silly, but that's what makes it fun! As you would expect from Rescue Bots it's a simple figure and may not satisfy most collectors, but it does have an effective transformation. And I love that goofy grin, what a happy bike!

There's also a new Whirl race car figure in the same class alongside Brushfire, Heatwave, Bumblebee, and Chase. Plus there's new stock images of the Academy Rescue Team box set shown at Toy Fair. So what do you think of the new Grimlock trading in his bot mode for a motorcycle? Sound off in the Energon Pub forums below!

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Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021086)
Posted by Kyleor on May 10th, 2019 @ 8:08am CDT
Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021110)
Posted by Zeedust on May 10th, 2019 @ 11:16am CDT
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?


This thing is crazy enough as is, but that would just make it perfect.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021118)
Posted by UsernameBee-127 on May 10th, 2019 @ 12:19pm CDT
Looking at this. It give me Angry Birds Transformers Grimlock vibes.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021175)
Posted by Emerje on May 10th, 2019 @ 10:08pm CDT
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?

I'm a little surprised this isn't green already since this is most definitely RID Grimlock and not the less kid friendly other Aligned Grimlock. I guess he's in his "Gold Armor" mode.

Emerje
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021181)
Posted by william-james88 on May 10th, 2019 @ 10:25pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?

I'm a little surprised this isn't green already since this is most definitely RID Grimlock and not the less kid friendly other Aligned Grimlock. I guess he's in his "Gold Armor" mode.

Emerje

What makes you so sure this is RID Grimlock? Cyberverse has a kid friendly grimlock at the moment.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021186)
Posted by Emerje on May 10th, 2019 @ 10:30pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?

I'm a little surprised this isn't green already since this is most definitely RID Grimlock and not the less kid friendly other Aligned Grimlock. I guess he's in his "Gold Armor" mode.

Emerje

What makes you so sure this is RID Grimlock? Cyberverse has a kid friendly grimlock at the moment.

Because RID and Rescue Bots are part of the same continuity and Cyberverse isn't. Aligned continuity is a strange animal.

Emerje
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021190)
Posted by Zeedust on May 10th, 2019 @ 11:07pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?

I'm a little surprised this isn't green already since this is most definitely RID Grimlock and not the less kid friendly other Aligned Grimlock. I guess he's in his "Gold Armor" mode.

Emerje

What makes you so sure this is RID Grimlock? Cyberverse has a kid friendly grimlock at the moment.

Because RID and Rescue Bots are part of the same continuity and Cyberverse isn't. Aligned continuity is a strange animal.

Emerje


And now I'm worried that they'll make Aligned continuity even more confusing by having Grimlock show up in the RBA cartoon acting like Cyberverse Grimock rather than RiD Grimlock.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021193)
Posted by william-james88 on May 10th, 2019 @ 11:34pm CDT
Zeedust wrote:
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else now want an RID 2015 re-color of Motorcycle Grimlock?

I'm a little surprised this isn't green already since this is most definitely RID Grimlock and not the less kid friendly other Aligned Grimlock. I guess he's in his "Gold Armor" mode.

Emerje

What makes you so sure this is RID Grimlock? Cyberverse has a kid friendly grimlock at the moment.

Because RID and Rescue Bots are part of the same continuity and Cyberverse isn't. Aligned continuity is a strange animal.

Emerje


And now I'm worried that they'll make Aligned continuity even more confusing by having Grimlock show up in the RBA cartoon acting like Cyberverse Grimock rather than RiD Grimlock.


I am surprised we are still considering the alligned continuity a thing. I dont think hasbro does. And in any case, isn't this also Alligned Grimlock?

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He ends up having the same colour scheme as this bike. All I mean is at this point, I dont think that continuity means anything so that grimlock is basically just rescue bots grimlock taking some G1 cues.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021200)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2019 @ 12:23am CDT
If a G1-looking Grimlock shows up in RBA with a caveman-speaking dino mode and a normal-speaking robot mode a la Cyberverse Grimlock, then we can just consider him FOC Grimlock having calmed down over the years since he's the Grimlock who first started the whole "savage dino mode/calm robot mode" thing that Cyberverse Grimlock utilizes.

As far as anyone official still treating Aligned as a thing, Nicole Dubuc at least still does.
Re: Rescue Bots Hot Shot Toys Found at US Retail and Optimus Prime Launcher Trailer Revealed (2021437)
Posted by UsernameBee-127 on May 14th, 2019 @ 11:54am CDT
Who else has Angry Birds Transformers Vibes Grimlock. Because this one turns into a bike.

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