Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon

Transformers News: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon

Monday, June 4th, 2018 1:30AM CDT

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We have found some rather oddly named items on Amazon.com that happen to be Transformers related. We assume (hope) they are figures or toys of some kind. Perhaps with some detective work we can find a clue as to what these will be. Though the names of them don't entirely make sense just yet.

Names like "Transformers Techie Team Action Figure" and "Transformers Greaser Gang Action Figure" are frankly, odd to say the least. The weirdest by far is "Transformers Toilet Troop Action Figure", which has us wondering if someone at Amazon has a sense of humor. If you don't believe us, all of the links to the following items are clickable. If you have any info on these mystery items or think you have an idea please tell us on the boards. Could these possibly be Rescue Bots Academy toys?

If you are good at mysteries, have a look at these code names for upcoming Studio Series figs!

Transformers Techie Team Action Figure
Transformers Greaser Gang Action Figure
Transformers Jock Squad Action Figure
Transformers Red Lightning 1 Action Figure
Transformers Toilet Troop Action Figure
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Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962924)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 4th, 2018 @ 2:21am CDT
You know, it wouldn't surprise me that these do turn out to be rba figures, as 'toilet troop' could easily turn out to be a janitor character (who winds up on adventures).
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962926)
Posted by Emerje on June 4th, 2018 @ 3:04am CDT
RBA seems likely. Interesting that these cover 3 different price points, that "Red Lightning 1" at $20 is likely either Optimus Prime or Heatwave.

Emerje
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962943)
Posted by YoungPrime on June 4th, 2018 @ 6:50am CDT
:-? If they're not CHUG related then they can all overflow Hasbro's toilet.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962944)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2018 @ 7:09am CDT
:Rung is the thumbnail:

Can't decide if you've been taught well or if this is how a fight starts ;)
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962945)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 4th, 2018 @ 7:12am CDT
YoungPrime wrote::-? If they're not CHUG related then they can all overflow Hasbro's toilet.

They can do more than one toyline as the younger audience needs toys as well. Kids I know go crazy for the rescue bots toys. If the kids go crazy for entry level toys then more isn't a bad thing
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962950)
Posted by mordhelm on June 4th, 2018 @ 8:32am CDT
WreckerJack wrote:If you are good at mysteries, have a look at these code names for upcoming Studio Series figs!


What leads you to believe these are Studio Series? The team names actually make more sense for WfC, since micromasters and battlemasters are coming.

Jock squad sounds like it could be the Offroad, Race Car, Monster Truck, or Hot Rod Patrols.

Greaser gang sounds like Hot Rod patrol. But could be a military one too.

The other 2 can fit in too. And I am really hoping that red lightning 1 is sideswipe or red alert.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962951)
Posted by misfire19d on June 4th, 2018 @ 8:35am CDT
I'm getting a weird feeling of deja vu from this news.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962953)
Posted by Flashwave on June 4th, 2018 @ 8:44am CDT
mordhelm wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:If you are good at mysteries, have a look at these code names for upcoming Studio Series figs!


What leads you to believe these are Studio Series? The team names actually make more sense for WfC, since micromasters and battlemasters are coming.

Jock squad sounds like it could be the Offroad, Race Car, Monster Truck, or Hot Rod Patrols.

Greaser gang sounds like Hot Rod patrol. But could be a military one too.

The other 2 can fit in too. And I am really hoping that red lightning 1 is sideswipe or red alert.

And where has that been posted?

To mr these look like Movie toy coverups, Red Ligbtning wouldmake sense to be the red rally car with all the lights.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962962)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on June 4th, 2018 @ 9:22am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
mordhelm wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:If you are good at mysteries, have a look at these code names for upcoming Studio Series figs!


What leads you to believe these are Studio Series? The team names actually make more sense for WfC, since micromasters and battlemasters are coming.

Jock squad sounds like it could be the Offroad, Race Car, Monster Truck, or Hot Rod Patrols.

Greaser gang sounds like Hot Rod patrol. But could be a military one too.

The other 2 can fit in too. And I am really hoping that red lightning 1 is sideswipe or red alert.

And where has that been posted?

To mr these look like Movie toy coverups, Red Ligbtning wouldmake sense to be the red rally car with all the lights.


I think you are both reading it wrong. That line is a segue. The article talks about mysterious listings. Then the segue includes a link to the code names that are actually confirmed as for Studio Series. It does not say that the jock squad/greaser gang/toilet crew are part of the Studio Series, just that they are a mystery, kind of like what has already been done for the Studio Series via the link to that article. Basically if you are good at mysteries, take a look here (via the link).

That being said, I think some of the other posters are most likely right in that these are probably for rescue bots. Bummer, as my twisted sense of humor would love a toilet bot. He could be called download.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962968)
Posted by mordhelm on June 4th, 2018 @ 9:47am CDT
Ah that makes sense kev. Maybe a little more clarification in that article could help prevent the confusion.

I know it is a placeholder but the listing sounds more like something for an older audience than the rba stuff. I would have expected the placeholder for rba to be more young audience oriented. That said, toilet troop does ring as something for the rba line up more than WfC
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1962988)
Posted by blackeyedprime on June 4th, 2018 @ 11:49am CDT
Toilet Troop is a bobble head Michael Bay that goes in a urinal so guys can keep their aim straight.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1963011)
Posted by Emerje on June 4th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CDT
mordhelm wrote:Ah that makes sense kev. Maybe a little more clarification in that article could help prevent the confusion.

I know it is a placeholder but the listing sounds more like something for an older audience than the rba stuff. I would have expected the placeholder for rba to be more young audience oriented. That said, toilet troop does ring as something for the rba line up more than WfC

The price points are $10, $15, and $20 and since you can actually pre-order these on Amazon unlike their other placeholders they're likely MSRP. They just don't match with anything in Generations or SS. Four Micromasters today would be at Deluxe price, not Legends, just look at Centuritron made up of three Minicons and some large weapons.

But where is all this about Micromasters and Battlemasters coming from? First I've heard of it being part of WfC outside of wild fan speculation. Most of the existing teams don't exactly fit the Cybertronian theme.

Emerje
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1963012)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 4th, 2018 @ 2:35pm CDT
It was in a 'leak' a week or so ago, it's unsubstantiated of course.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1963017)
Posted by UnderYourCloset on June 4th, 2018 @ 3:03pm CDT
The Jock Squad also is a highly humorous name. :lol:
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1963020)
Posted by WreckerJack on June 4th, 2018 @ 3:13pm CDT
ScottyP wrote::Rung is the thumbnail:

Can't decide if you've been taught well or if this is how a fight starts ;)


I just figured his facial expression kinda fit.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1963065)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on June 4th, 2018 @ 7:43pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
mordhelm wrote:Ah that makes sense kev. Maybe a little more clarification in that article could help prevent the confusion.

I know it is a placeholder but the listing sounds more like something for an older audience than the rba stuff. I would have expected the placeholder for rba to be more young audience oriented. That said, toilet troop does ring as something for the rba line up more than WfC

The price points are $10, $15, and $20 and since you can actually pre-order these on Amazon unlike their other placeholders they're likely MSRP. They just don't match with anything in Generations or SS. Four Micromasters today would be at Deluxe price, not Legends, just look at Centuritron made up of three Minicons and some large weapons.

But where is all this about Micromasters and Battlemasters coming from? First I've heard of it being part of WfC outside of wild fan speculation. Most of the existing teams don't exactly fit the Cybertronian theme.

Emerje


If I remember the leak correctly, they were just indicating the classes for the new line. Deluxe, Voyager and Leader were there with Micromaster and Battlemaster. As Zerowolf indicated is was just an unsubstantiated leak. But even if it were true, that would indicate those 2 classes were replacing the prime masters and legends classes. Your price analysis would be correct, there is no way either of those 2 classes would cover a whole minicon team. Single package possibly at the prime master scale, and I'm assuming the other one would essentially be a new name for legends class. I suspect we'll know more next month from SDCC. Until then it is anyone's wild guess.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1965888)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 21st, 2018 @ 4:31am CDT
Remember a while back, when some very odd Transformers listings popped up on Amazon? Listings with names like "Transformers Greaser Gang", and the especially odd "Transformers Toilet Troop"?

Well, it looks like Hasbro was in on the odd names from the start. Thanks to a heads up from Scottimus Prime, we saw from Hasbro's official Transformers Instagram story that they are, indeed, up to something.

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No word on when we'll find out what those listings mean, but with SDCC around the corner, it's probably safe to say that we'll find out soon. Any guesses as to what they might be?
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1965896)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 21st, 2018 @ 6:51am CDT
Interesting, so they may be something other than rescue bots toys after all.
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1965916)
Posted by Agent 53 on June 21st, 2018 @ 9:54am CDT
Did anyone notice that Unicron was part of that background? At a time he is making a resurgence in the comics, is it possible he's getting a new toy, and if so do we think it'd be another Armada repaint or a new mold?
Re: Strange Transformers Products Listed on Amazon (1965917)
Posted by Crosscheck on June 21st, 2018 @ 10:02am CDT
Techie Team is likely something to do with the Technobots. Greaser Gang is likely to do with the Stunticons. Hard to say in what way though. Toilet Troop is likely Wreck-Gar. Jock Squad is hard to say.

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