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Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store

Transformers News: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024 2:52PM CDT

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Twincast/Podcast member Aaarnhide19 has for let us know that the Deluxe Studio Series Gamer Edition Decepticon Soldier has been found in the wild. This Gamer troop-builder was successfully able to be purchased at the Meijer in Kokomo Indiana. Happy hunting and be sure to tune into the Twincast/Podcast to hear what Aarnhide19 has to say about this new release! For those not lucky enough to discover the Soldier in the wild he is still available on Hasbro Pulse- however the release date is still slated for September 1, 2024.
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Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2181909)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on July 2nd, 2024 @ 5:32pm CDT
Excited to get them. These guys will be the first time I’ve ever done army-building, I’ve wanted a figure of them since the game released.
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2181941)
Posted by DeathReviews on July 3rd, 2024 @ 3:45pm CDT
Isn't the Decepticon Trooper based on the Barricade mold, that many have said doth suck?

And I thought the Decepticons in general were better known for being able to fly - wouldn't a deluxe jet-former have been more apropos?
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2181943)
Posted by Overcracker on July 3rd, 2024 @ 4:29pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Isn't the Decepticon Trooper based on the Barricade mold, that many have said doth suck?



He is. but somehow the Trooper retool improves the mold a ton.
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2181946)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2024 @ 6:42pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:And I thought the Decepticons in general were better known for being able to fly - wouldn't a deluxe jet-former have been more apropos?
This isn't the G1 cartoon. The WFC and FOC video games reserved jet modes strictly for Seekers and Aerialbots only. These troopers aren't Seekers.
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182055)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 7th, 2024 @ 5:10pm CDT
I took primal camping with me this weekend, he has a nice spot in the new RV for traveling. He looks very judgmental in beast mode

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Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182594)
Posted by william-james88 on July 23rd, 2024 @ 10:45am CDT
We still have one more wave in the Studio Series line in 2024 that has yet to be revealed fully, which includes War for Cybertron Ratchet. While we do not have any listings for that 4th wave, Amazon.com somehow put up listings for the first wave of 2025. Now you can't order these and they have no images. BUT it makes us wonder if the toys listed will be available earlier than anticipated.

The listings are the following:

86 Galvatron (only labelled as Leader Galvatron on Amazon). This is a redeco of the previously released leader Galvatron figure but in a cartoon deco. We are not sure if there might be retooling as well.
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-G04 ... s_li_ss_tl?tag=seibertron07-20&

Apelinq, a redeco and retool of SS ROTB Optimus Primal
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0D94ZDM ... formers-20?tag=seibertron07-20&

WFC Skywarp, redeco of voyager GE Starscream
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0D952BQ ... formers-20?tag=seibertron07-20&

Double Punch, a red redeco of ROTB deluxe Scorponok calling back to the color scheme of Beast Wars Double Punch, with the name calling even further back to one of the rarest Transformers toy molds to find complete, which also turns into a scorpion.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0D94ZRV ... formers-20?tag=seibertron07-20&

G1 Double Punch

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Beast Ware Double Punch

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Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182595)
Posted by Emerje on July 23rd, 2024 @ 10:47am CDT
It's been a while since we've seen an intentionally rare Transformer released, and even less common for it to be from Hasbro. No Surprise it's an Optimus Prime figure, right? As part of the 40th Anniversary celebration and ahead of the release of Transformers: One, a special "Battle Damaged" version of Studio Series 112 Optimus Prime/Orion Pax has been revealed by Hasbro HK limited to only 230 individually numbered copies globally! For Hasbro HK's part they'll be giving away 40 of them (8 per day) at Hasbro Fans Expo to people spending $3,000HKD ($384USD) in the Hasbro booth.

This isn't the only exclusive being offered. For those spending $800HKD ($102USD) they have "Transformers 40th Anniversary Commemorative Poker Cards" limited to 280 at the Expo (global number wasn't given). For those spending $500HKD ($64USD) they're giving out 280 40th Anniversary collectable coins which appear to be limited 5,000 globally. And while it doesn't appear to be exclusive, 500 sets of BotBots are being given to those that spend $300HKD ($38USD).

No word on where else these will be made available around the world, but we do have San Diego Comic Con THIS WEEKEND (Hasbro Fans Expo will be offering SDCC exclusives) so who knows? When we do we'll be sure to let everyone know and you can talk about it in the Seibertron Energon Pub forums!

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Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182596)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 23rd, 2024 @ 10:56am CDT
I expect that TF1 Optimus to be on the secondary market the same day for a zillion rupees.
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182598)
Posted by Emerje on July 23rd, 2024 @ 11:02am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I expect that TF1 Optimus to be on the secondary market the same day for a zillion rupees.

Not a doubt in my mind, especially since it isn't limited to just Transformers purchases. A person can spend a ton of money on Marvel and Star Wars with no interest in Transformers and get one.

Emerje
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182628)
Posted by cruizerdave on July 23rd, 2024 @ 9:48pm CDT
How could they possibly make a more screen accurate Galvatron after the Kingdom release.
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182629)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2024 @ 9:55pm CDT
cruizerdave wrote:How could they possibly make a more screen accurate Galvatron after the Kingdom release.
A bluer shade of purple?

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Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182631)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 24th, 2024 @ 1:08am CDT
Indeed, I think it's the gulf between the colors of his original toy and character model carrying over to Marvel and cartoon continuity respectively that makes us so often forget how his color would randomly shift from purple to a sort of pale indigo in the cartoon, since that was a comparatively subtle change. Even though light-indigo was used more throughout TF:TM, "purple" just rolls off the tongue easier, so we think of Galvy as such; therefore he's gotten way more purple toys over the years, making a light-indigo SS'86 Galvatron worthwhile, despite the sheer number of times the Kingdom mold's been repainted.
Re: Studio Series GE-08 Decepticon Soldier Found In-Store (2182632)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 24th, 2024 @ 1:43am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
cruizerdave wrote:How could they possibly make a more screen accurate Galvatron after the Kingdom release.
A bluer shade of purple?

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... ... Looks like I'm buying that mold again.

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