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Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores

Transformers News: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores

Monday, April 1st, 2024 9:44PM CDT

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If you've got pre-orders out for Target's exclusive Studio Series 86 Blaster or Legacy United Origin Wheeljack then watch your mail because those two are showing up at homes this week! And if you didn't pre-order and want to take a chance at finding them in stores then your gamble may pay off. Thanks to our own Seibertronian TF-fan kev777 we've got our first in store sighting for both figures. Pretty fast turnaround when it was less than two weeks ago that pre-orders for Wheeljack opened up and less than a month for Blaster. And the best part is that the sighting photos shows Generations Voyagers are currently at a reduced price of $29.99! Not yet verified to be the effective price for either Target exclusive, but with United wave 2 Voyagers beginning to show up in stores it may be a good time to do a little hunting!

Transformers News: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores
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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178541)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 2nd, 2024 @ 11:43am CDT
Back to the iron giant Tidal Wave, hands down that these latest images are awesome. IMO the only thing they should have provided was a large size cannon of some kind even though his predecessor didn't have one it simply could have worked....'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178564)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 2nd, 2024 @ 2:08pm CDT
So, since it has been a while, catching up on the recent stuff:

Legacy united wave 2 is a win overall. I ordered Cheetor, Shard, Chromia, Starscream, and Silverbolt off Pulse yesterday when they came in stock. I am going to wait for a sale on Sandstorm, guaranteed he will be discounted. Passing on Gears, T30 is perfect for me still.

the United 4 pack is awesome. Cyberverse will gladly take a Tarn, though I wish he had his scars, and i will need to see if I can rip off his left arm. Chimeracon is OK, he will go well with Blackarachnia from the prior 4-pack. Cliffjumper looks great, excited for him. Squeezeplay also looks nice, that was an expected but great looking retool. I also got the set for $60 thanks to target deals.

My origins Wheeljack has shipped out, should be here later in the week.

Now, for some new photos.

Fun fact: Legacy Towline just fits inside OG Magnus

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Animated Optimus and Armada Optimus make great additions to the Legendary shelf

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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178585)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 2nd, 2024 @ 2:44pm CDT
I am still grateful to Legacy for giving us both of these figures. And I still pray we see the other 2 planet leaders in this line too

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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178586)
Posted by #1 Signal Lancer fan on April 2nd, 2024 @ 2:48pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am still grateful to Legacy for giving us both of these figures. And I still pray we see the other 2 planet leaders in this line too


Given the inclusion of Metroplex and Override, it would honestly be weird to not see Scourge and Evac at some point.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178588)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 2nd, 2024 @ 2:50pm CDT
#1 Signal Lancer fan wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am still grateful to Legacy for giving us both of these figures. And I still pray we see the other 2 planet leaders in this line too


Given the inclusion of Metroplex and Override, it would honestly be weird to not see Scourge and Evac at some point.

I'm hoping we somehow get their Cyber keys at some point too, since they are making those now at last
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178601)
Posted by steve2275 on April 2nd, 2024 @ 3:57pm CDT
Sweet pics
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178637)
Posted by First-Aid on April 3rd, 2024 @ 10:39am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
#1 Signal Lancer fan wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am still grateful to Legacy for giving us both of these figures. And I still pray we see the other 2 planet leaders in this line too


Given the inclusion of Metroplex and Override, it would honestly be weird to not see Scourge and Evac at some point.

I'm hoping we somehow get their Cyber keys at some point too, since they are making those now at last


A new Evac mold could also lead to an Airwolf collab figure...
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178670)
Posted by Emerje on April 4th, 2024 @ 8:15am CDT
One of the worst kept secrets in the Legacy line has finally been revealed thanks to users ZetcaReturns and ZipperMan29x over on TFW2005. Even without leaked listings showing this figure was coming in wave 3 it was obvious to anyone that took a quick glance at Legacy Evolution Shadow Striker that she was a pre-tool of Robots in Disguise Universe Sideburn. Unfortunately, unlike the recent trend of making shared tools of two different characters within the same line stand out by changing things up a bit, the only tooling difference between Sideburn and Shadow Striker is the heads. If you were hoping for at least a more realistic looking front end to the car that's unfortunately not happening.

Sideburn will be coming in the summer alongside Cybertron Hot Shot, Infernac Nucleus, a refresh of Strongarm, Cybertron Vector Prime and Armada Galvatron.

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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178671)
Posted by First-Aid on April 4th, 2024 @ 8:30am CDT
Meh, not bad. but remember, this is not a direct interpretation of the character. This is a geewunned version of the character. WHile there isn't much of a difference, there are some subtleties the RiD1 series had that G1 didn't.

Maybe we will get lucky and this isn't a final product?
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178672)
Posted by Emerje on April 4th, 2024 @ 8:47am CDT
First-Aid wrote:Meh, not bad. but remember, this is not a direct interpretation of the character. This is a geewunned version of the character. WHile there isn't much of a difference, there are some subtleties the RiD1 series had that G1 didn't.

Maybe we will get lucky and this isn't a final product?

Wouldn't "Geewunifying" it mean a more realistic alt mode like we've seen in other reinterpretations of character, not whatever this is supposed to be?

At least two people have it in hand and we're about 3 months from release, this is the final figure.

I do like the head, it's a bit mature, but more importantly I like the effort with the four paint hits and clear yellow. He definitely stands out in bot mode. Though it's a little strange that he's going to be in the same wave as another blue sports car with clear yellow parts.

Emerje
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178673)
Posted by #1 Signal Lancer fan on April 4th, 2024 @ 9:01am CDT
Emerje wrote:Though it's a little strange that he's going to be in the same wave as another blue sports car with clear yellow parts.


I didn't think about that. That is a little strange, those two maybe would have been better spaced out some.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178674)
Posted by First-Aid on April 4th, 2024 @ 9:04am CDT
Emerje wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Meh, not bad. but remember, this is not a direct interpretation of the character. This is a geewunned version of the character. WHile there isn't much of a difference, there are some subtleties the RiD1 series had that G1 didn't.

Maybe we will get lucky and this isn't a final product?

Wouldn't "Geewunifying" it mean a more realistic alt mode like we've seen in other reinterpretations of character, not whatever this is supposed to be?

At least two people have it in hand and we're about 3 months from release, this is the final figure.

I do like the head, it's a bit mature, but more importantly I like the effort with the four paint hits and clear yellow. He definitely stands out in bot mode. Though it's a little strange that he's going to be in the same wave as another blue sports car with clear yellow parts.

Emerje


Geewunning is creating more of a blocky and wide/sturdy look vs the smooth lines of the Dodge Viper he was to start. Examples: Prime Arcee, Bulkhead, Knockout, Animated Prowl. All of them lost a lot of the smooth,sleek lines and definition that defined them in favor of very generic bot/alt modes. The blocky front here is definitely more G1 than anything...or Hasbro may simply be lazy.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178675)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 4th, 2024 @ 10:20am CDT
I don't think this looks too bad
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178677)
Posted by Crosscheck on April 4th, 2024 @ 10:24am CDT
Looks good, I am glad I waited for him. I hope they do all three Autobot Brothers. I don't think we have had any molds that would make a great basis of either X-Brawn or Prowl though.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178680)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 4th, 2024 @ 10:27am CDT
Crosscheck wrote:Looks good, I am glad I waited for him. I hope they do all three Autobot Brothers. I don't think we have had any molds that would make a great basis of either X-Brawn or Prowl though.

Part of the reason i was OK with getting Universe Ratchet, TFCC Sideswipe, and the Super Sideburn (whom I will call Hot Rod) is because I hope we get the OG X-Brawn, Prowl, and Sideburn in Legacy, so I can have a version of both molds (it is what I am trying to do with Cybertron era figures too, get repaints of one mold or the other so the OG vs Legacy stand out from each other).

I think X-Brawn is rumored for next year?
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178682)
Posted by Overcracker on April 4th, 2024 @ 11:18am CDT
Emerje wrote:One of the worst kept secrets in the Legacy line has finally been revealed thanks to users ZetcaReturns and ZipperMan29x over on TFW2005. Even without leaked listings showing this figure was coming in wave 3 it was obvious to anyone that took a quick glance at Legacy Evolution Shadow Striker that she was a pre-tool of Robots in Disguise Universe Sideburn. Unfortunately, unlike the recent trend of making shared tools of two different characters within the same line stand out by changing things up a bit, the only tooling difference between Sideburn and Shadow Striker is the heads. If you were hoping for at least a more realistic looking front end to the car that's unfortunately not happening.

Sideburn will be coming in the summer alongside Cybertron Hot Shot, Infernac Nucleus, a refresh of Strongarm, Cybertron Vector Prime and Armada Galvatron.

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He looks pretty good in robot mode. Much more solid than the OG.

His car mode still odd, but somehow works better in blue than in Shadow Striker purple.
Loving the head sculpt though.

Kind of sad they strayed so much from the Dodge Viper alt mode. That was one of the defining characteristics of Side Burn. His real life alt mode. But I guess licensing costs might have prevented this.

We get a single gun to stand in for his gun blade and his crossbow bumper gun. Odd choice but would have been o.k, if they included the exhaust missile.

I hope they do release him in his "Super" color scheme, just because red and flames are never wrong.

Should we assume the other 2 car bots are coming in the future?

Definitely pre-ordering this guy and Cybertron Hot Shot.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178683)
Posted by Ironhidensh on April 4th, 2024 @ 11:34am CDT
I wonder if the Dodge Viper license is prohibitively expensive, or they just didn't feel it was worth it?
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178684)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2024 @ 11:41am CDT
First-Aid wrote:
Emerje wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Meh, not bad. but remember, this is not a direct interpretation of the character. This is a geewunned version of the character. WHile there isn't much of a difference, there are some subtleties the RiD1 series had that G1 didn't.

Maybe we will get lucky and this isn't a final product?

Wouldn't "Geewunifying" it mean a more realistic alt mode like we've seen in other reinterpretations of character, not whatever this is supposed to be?

At least two people have it in hand and we're about 3 months from release, this is the final figure.

I do like the head, it's a bit mature, but more importantly I like the effort with the four paint hits and clear yellow. He definitely stands out in bot mode. Though it's a little strange that he's going to be in the same wave as another blue sports car with clear yellow parts.

Emerje


Geewunning is creating more of a blocky and wide/sturdy look vs the smooth lines of the Dodge Viper he was to start. Examples: Prime Arcee, Bulkhead, Knockout, Animated Prowl. All of them lost a lot of the smooth,sleek lines and definition that defined them in favor of very generic bot/alt modes. The blocky front here is definitely more G1 than anything...or Hasbro may simply be lazy.
The thing about this particular mold is that there was one thing more besides the head that was actually faithful to Cyberverse Shadow Striker: the altmode. This mold's altmode is pretty faithful to the shape and silhouette of Cyberverse Shadow Striker's pre-Frankensteined altmode, but with the addition of Side Burn's exposed engine and most of its angles smoothed out (but still visibly molded).

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The Cyberverse designs were already pretty blocky and Geewun in aesthetic to begin with. And Side Burn (or rather, Speedbreaker) was originally conceived by Takara as a G1-universe character who already had a blocky robotic design with a very Diaclone Car Robot-styled vehicle mode.

So in this mold's case, it was less of an instance of "G1-ifying" like with the Prime and Animated designs, and more a case of Hasbro taking two different characters (Shadow Striker and Side Burn) from two different series (Cyberverse and RiD 2001) with two completely different designs, and forcibly trying to mash those two designs together, all because of Shadow Striker's original namesake (Universe Shadow Striker) having been made from the RiD 2001 Side Burn mold, despite the fact that Cyberverse Shadow Striker was a completely new design that looked absolutely nothing like Universe Shadow Striker.

This is like if the Legacy Bulkhead toy had instead tried to have a helicopter mode as a second altmode, and had been given a mustache on top of his very Prime-styled robot mode head, in order to cram in elements from Energon Bulkhead just because he was the first Bulkhead, despite Prime Bulkhead being nothing like him in design or character.

It's basically a return of the "Aligned" mentality that gave all us those mashed G1/Movieverse concept designs from a decade ago.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178686)
Posted by Rtron on April 4th, 2024 @ 1:09pm CDT
The Car Robots brothers' designs weren't blocky at all, they were all rounded and sleek like the Beast bots. They were pretty much "Beast Wars but they turn into cars".
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178688)
Posted by william-james88 on April 4th, 2024 @ 1:19pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:I wonder if the Dodge Viper license is prohibitively expensive, or they just didn't feel it was worth it?


They never use vehicle licenses for Legacy figures. I guess its not part of the line's budget.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178689)
Posted by First-Aid on April 4th, 2024 @ 1:22pm CDT
Rtron wrote:The Car Robots brothers' designs weren't blocky at all, they were all rounded and sleek like the Beast bots. They were pretty much "Beast Wars but they turn into cars".


Thanks for verbalizing what I was trying to say. It's been a weird full-moon-like day here at the clinic and my brain haz hurtz.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178690)
Posted by Emerje on April 4th, 2024 @ 1:53pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:Geewunning is creating more of a blocky and wide/sturdy look vs the smooth lines of the Dodge Viper he was to start. Examples: Prime Arcee, Bulkhead, Knockout, Animated Prowl. All of them lost a lot of the smooth,sleek lines and definition that defined them in favor of very generic bot/alt modes. The blocky front here is definitely more G1 than anything...or Hasbro may simply be lazy.

That really only applies to bot mode. Back in the day the goal was to have the most realistic car modes of the time, but the engineering wasn't all that great so we got our minimally articulated brick bots and the aesthetic stuck (thankfully not the articulation). That's GeeWuning, realistic alt modes and blocky bot modes. All of the examples you gave have pretty realistic alt modes compared to Side Burn who now has a plinth sticking off the front of the car. Hasbro is really good at making cars that look really close to what they're supposed to look like without actually being what they're supposed to be. Look at the cars we got during the War for Cybertron trilogy like the Earth Sideswipe mold or Sunstreaker or the Earth Bluestreak mold, they're familiar and recognizable because they hit the right notes when it comes to design cues, but Side Burn doesn't do that. His car mode is now Cybertronian being based on Shadow Striker and is pretty far detached from his original. This is like GeeWunning by way of Siege, no other figure in Legacy has been handled that way.

Emerje
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178691)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 4th, 2024 @ 2:01pm CDT
I was on vacation and thusly couldn't answer this in a more timely manner, but:
Sabrblade wrote:According to JTPrime, this Tarantulas was originally going to be in the main Legacy Evolution line before Hasbro decided to just go with a straight rerelease of the normal Legacy Tarantulas, and it would have been a new character named Chimeracon.

Not entirely sure how that name fits since spiders aren't chimeras, but whatever.
It's a reference to IDW Mesothulas/Tarantulas, it's the name of his beast mode upgrade tech: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Chimeracon

Also, I realize I haven't said anything in here in a hot minute, so I guess my opinions on the last month of Legacy?:
-Wave 2: preordered Silverbolt and Sandstorm from Pulse (Silverbolt is already on the way), rest of the wave was a pass for me even though Starscream looks ridiculously good (I'm holding out for my main Screamer to be his Animated incarnation)
-Star Raiders: Filch looks basically perfect and Cannonball looks surprisingly solid as a retool, preordered both, indifferent towards Ferak but surprised by the amount of seemingly-needless retooling he got, and that Lockdown is now tied with Knock Out for worst Legacy update in my eyes, thank god they said an actual Animated Lockdown is still on the table
-Legacy United 4-pack: Prime Cliffjumper looks very solid and I would love to get my hands on him, it's a shame the rest of the pack is useless to me, hopefully enough people will troop-build Cyberverse Tarns that I'll be able to snag a loose CJ off eBay
-Side Burn leak: no interest in/attachment to the character, but the colors look surprisingly good to me, probably still a pass though

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I think X-Brawn is rumored for next year?
Not unless one of the 13 is a secret X-Brawn pretool, no. Only time X-Brawn has come up recently was in speculation about that weird "ROBO WLD RDR" listing we had for a while that seems to have disappeared.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178703)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 4th, 2024 @ 4:54pm CDT
Sideburn looks good in robot mode, but that Viper alt mode was pretty slick and this new version just falls short. It worked for Shadow Striker, but not for Sideburn. He should be a Viper, or as close to it as possible. Luckily the original is still readily available and reasonably priced.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178706)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 4th, 2024 @ 6:38pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I don't think this looks too bad


I like it too. Then again blue is my favorite color so there's that.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178716)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 4th, 2024 @ 9:09pm CDT
Times have definitely changed…
There’s almost nothing in this mainline that’s appealing to me.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178718)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 4th, 2024 @ 10:38pm CDT
If they make him in G1 Hot Rod colors I'll get Side Burn just like his 01 release.

It's disappointing that his car doesn't resemble a real car at all. I know licensing would prevent a Viper, but they could have made it just different enough to dodge the trademark. Or, Hell, pay for the trademark and also make an Alternators Dead End / Sunstreaker inspired toy. I have fond memories of that guy.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178720)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 5th, 2024 @ 12:00am CDT
I think x brawn will be a retool of the Crankcase mold. With a removable car front that could reposition on the arm, they’re basically there. I’m still trying to sort out the third car brother tho
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178724)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on April 5th, 2024 @ 12:08pm CDT
Found Legacy United wave 2 voyagers at Target today.

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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178726)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 5th, 2024 @ 1:00pm CDT
Echoing what has already been said, that is a very nice head sculpt. Hoping some renewed interest in Car Robots will lead to a certain Predacon Multiformer getting a Commander/Leader Class update?
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Posted by Rtron on April 5th, 2024 @ 1:06pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Echoing what has already been said, that is a very nice head sculpt. Hoping some renewed interest in Car Robots will lead to a certain Predacon Multiformer getting a Commander/Leader Class update?


If they did him, he'd have to be a commander. However, is there anything to update there, though? Like, I can only think about giving him ankle tilts and a waist swivel, at most. Dude is pretty much perfect as he is.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178728)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2024 @ 1:07pm CDT
Rtron wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Echoing what has already been said, that is a very nice head sculpt. Hoping some renewed interest in Car Robots will lead to a certain Predacon Multiformer getting a Commander/Leader Class update?


If they did him, he'd have to be a commander. However, is there anything to update there, though? Like, I can only think about giving him ankle tilts and a waist swivel, at most. Dude is pretty much perfect as he is.
And, well, the original is pretty readily obtainable on the secondary market for not-terrible prices.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178729)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 5th, 2024 @ 1:16pm CDT
Rtron wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Echoing what has already been said, that is a very nice head sculpt. Hoping some renewed interest in Car Robots will lead to a certain Predacon Multiformer getting a Commander/Leader Class update?


If they did him, he'd have to be a commander. However, is there anything to update there, though? Like, I can only think about giving him ankle tilts and a waist swivel, at most. Dude is pretty much perfect as he is.


Aside from rescaling. Pretty much only minor improvements like that are all that would be applicable to Gigatron. I mean, he technically had all of the "extra" Devil Gigatron forms. So they could cut to the chase and just label the default as a Tenformer.


Sabrblade wrote:And, well, the original is pretty readily obtainable on the secondary market for not-terrible prices.


That said, if a potential new mold shared his prior variants. They would be significantly cheaper too...

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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178731)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 5th, 2024 @ 1:43pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Found Legacy United wave 2 voyagers at Target today.

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Yep I found them last night! Along with SS86 Blaster. No luck on Wheeljack.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178780)
Posted by william-james88 on April 6th, 2024 @ 10:14pm CDT
The second wave of Transformers Legacy United had a planned stocking date of April 1st and so fans are indeed already finding these "newly revealed" toys on retail shelves. In the US, the wave 2 voyagers were found at Target. We have an image from fellow Seibertronian TF-fan kev777 below. That wave includes Cybertron Starscream and Silverbolt.

The same voyagers were also found at Canadian Gamestops.

Speaking of Gamestop, US Gamestops are currently starting to stock the wave 2 Legacy United deluxes. Those include Chromia, Gears and Shard (with an Animated Bumblebee repack). The Autobot 5 pack with that now mythical earth mode Hound was also found at US Gamestops, while it was found at Toysrus stores in Canada.

We have some reviews of all toys mentioned, below.

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Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178784)
Posted by Cheetron on April 7th, 2024 @ 6:22am CDT
I snagged silverbolt, cheetor, animated bee and Prime, chase, tiger hawk, blaster, and 2 dinobots. (Foggy head this morning)
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 7th, 2024 @ 11:21am CDT
I got a bunch of Legacy, and I have a bunch of opinions.

First up, the Legacy hauls:

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First up, let's talk Wheeljack.

This is a really nice figure. I really love the mass he has to him. The kibble management is decent, not really good because of how much there is, but still decent. The transformation is involved but not difficult, and he forms a very sizeable alt mode. I also love his colors, this is a much better colored Wheeljack.

Compared to the ER figure, I think the ER figure forms a real nice car mode, has great feet, the black arms are good, and the shoulder cannon is good. The origins Jackie forms a real nice van mode, has the better colors, feels better in hand, and is just more interesting. Both have arms that are a little oddly sized/proportioned to me though, though neither is really bad.

I will say the fact that Origins Wheeljack has the gimmick of forming a hollow form to pair up with Bumblebee helps him step up. Couple that with the fact that I have always found the ER jackie somewhat boring, I think Origins Wheeljack is my favorite of the 2. I am going to struggle with deciding on displaying him in alt mode or robot mode.

As for his role with the other 2 origins figures, they all pair up really nicely. I think Jazz is the cleanest in bot mode, and the sleekest looking in alt mode, but both modes are pretty divorced from one another, so that helps both modes out. Bee is still the most integrated between modes, and is probably still my favorite of the 3, i still adore that little guy. Wheeljack is the most involved of the 3 I'd say, but his gimmick helps him stand up to them, and his size and rod storage is also cool, as is the road/blast shield.

All 3 Origins figures are cool, they made a great trio.

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And now, we roll into the retail wave. I had no interest in Gears, as the T30 is still perfect for me. And I will get Sandstorm, but i have a feeling he will go on sale, so I am going to wait on him.

starting low on the price tag and going up, lets start with Cheetor. Cheetor is simply wonderful. I really adore him! I just got the Botcon CatSCAN about a month or so ago, and he lives up to that larger figure, and is really fun. Not gonna lie, I had kinda hoped the core Beast Machines would have been Nightscream or Rattrap for actual show scale, but this is also kinda nice because he can scale with MPs.

Also, my daughter, like CatSCAN, took an immediate liking to him, she grabbed him and was loving him. I think she is going to be a Beast Machines fan!

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Next up is Chromia. She is super nice in hand, the blue, teal, and red are perfect. She may not be accurate to Cyberverse, but she is still a really nice looking Chromia. She also looks great with Windblade, so she will slot in nicely on that shelf.

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Last in terms of photos, we have Shard. I am enjoying these Infernac rocks, and she is no exception. The colors are super rich in hand, very pleasing to look at. I also love how her legs work, really adds some expressiveness to her. Her light piping is also sublime. She is just overall fun, and goes nicely with her rock brothers

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As for the voyagers, I do not have photos of them yet, but i do have some opinions.

Silverbolt is a little odd, his wings feel oddly limited in robot mode, like I wish they could actually rotate up to his feather launching position. They also feel weirdly small. Other than that, is robot mode is cool, as is his transformation. However, bid-dog mode is also weird, the back legs feel too far back or the tail feather too short, and the wings still feel oddly smaller/undersized in some way. I like him, but i feel like he fell short.

Cybertron Starscream, however, is a stunner. Someone loved him on the design team, cause this robot mode is incredibly posable, and looks awesome no matter what you do with him. There is so much playability and posability with him, it's great. Transformation is good, and the jet mode is solid. I feel like the underwide could've been a smidge tighter, but otherwise, he is great. I think he may be the star of the wave.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178799)
Posted by Emerje on April 7th, 2024 @ 11:41am CDT
Totally agree with you about Wheeljack. The pictures don't do him justice, the backpack doesn't feel nearly as cumbersome in hand, especially when it's all pegged together (surprised it pegs into his wings like that). He really earns that Voyager price point, arguably more than 86 Ironhide. The shield worries me, the hinge doesn't have grooves so you really have to twist it to take it apart. I doubt I'll be putting it back in "road" mode any time soon. It's so odd to me that they didn't gang mold the shield with the rest of the figure, it's not like they can use it elsewhere. My only complaint is there seems to be some tolerance issues with his leg panels, you can either snap the back in securely or the side in securely, but not bother, one side is always just barely holding on.

Emerje
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178800)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 7th, 2024 @ 11:43am CDT
Emerje wrote:Totally agree with you about Wheeljack. The pictures don't do him justice, the backpack doesn't feel nearly as cumbersome in hand, especially when it's all pegged together (surprised it pegs into his wings like that). He really earns that Voyager price point, arguably more than 86 Ironhide. The shield worries me, the hinge doesn't have grooves so you really have to twist it to take it apart. I doubt I'll be putting it back in "road" mode any time soon. It's so odd to me that they didn't gang mold the shield with the rest of the figure, it's not like they can use it elsewhere. My only complaint is there seems to be some tolerance issues with his leg panels, you can either snap the back in securely or the side in securely, but not bother, one side is always just barely holding on.

Emerje

I haven't had any issues with his leg panels, but I fully agree he feels much more voyager than the SS86 Ironhide mold.

I really do love him, I feel oddly very attached to him
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178814)
Posted by william-james88 on April 8th, 2024 @ 8:46am CDT
We have a new review for you for the upcoming Legacy United Deluxe Sideburn Transformers toy. This is a straight redeco of Cyberverse Shadowstriker with a new head. At least that's what it looks like, if you spot more retooling, let us know. This toy is scheduled for a mid summer release as part of United wave 3, along with a repack of Strongarm, a third Infernac deluxe and Cybertron Hot Shot.


Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178815)
Posted by Till-all-R1 on April 8th, 2024 @ 9:07am CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:Times have definitely changed…
There’s almost nothing in this mainline that’s appealing to me.

Sums up how I've been feeling about it. I mean Gears is nice looking but not one that I'm really gung ho about getting, there are several I want to see which is what holds me back from getting some of these other due to lack of space. Why get them if I'll inevitably have to ditch them in favor of the ones I actually want more if released later on?
That said, is Gears even considered mainline being that it's not available at Amazon?

Speaking of Gears I tried to order him and another at Gamestop because they were offering free shipping on preorders $59+, unfortunately at checkout they wanted to charge $7.99 each item because they had different shipping dates.... So I canceled the transaction because if felt like BS since basically nothing arrives on the same day. :roll:


william-james88 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:I wonder if the Dodge Viper license is prohibitively expensive, or they just didn't feel it was worth it?


They never use vehicle licenses for Legacy figures. I guess its not part of the line's budget.

Then I'm guessing that means the only way to see VW Bee again is in SS86? That said, looking back I don't recall any license releases for that line either. Not that it matters because none of them ever have the car makers logo on them anyway even when they are. As an aside, Tracks looks very close to what a corvette does from that era silhouette wise. And that was Kingdome mainline so I'm often baffled by how they release what where. lol
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178818)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on April 8th, 2024 @ 10:47am CDT
Till-all-R1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:I wonder if the Dodge Viper license is prohibitively expensive, or they just didn't feel it was worth it?


They never use vehicle licenses for Legacy figures. I guess its not part of the line's budget.

Then I'm guessing that means the only way to see VW Bee again is in SS86? That said, looking back I don't recall any license releases for that line either. Not that it matters because none of them ever have the car makers logo on them anyway even when they are. As an aside, Tracks looks very close to what a corvette does from that era silhouette wise. And that was Kingdome mainline so I'm often baffled by how they release what where. lol


Or as a Generatins/Legacy exclusive, which is how it has released both times so far.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178824)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 8th, 2024 @ 7:15pm CDT
Till-all-R1 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:Times have definitely changed…
There’s almost nothing in this mainline that’s appealing to me.

Sums up how I've been feeling about it. I mean Gears is nice looking but not one that I'm really gung ho about getting, there are several I want to see which is what holds me back from getting some of these other due to lack of space. Why get them if I'll inevitably have to ditch them in favor of the ones I actually want more if released later on?
That said, is Gears even considered mainline being that it's not available at Amazon?

Speaking of Gears I tried to order him and another at Gamestop because they were offering free shipping on preorders $59+, unfortunately at checkout they wanted to charge $7.99 each item because they had different shipping dates.... So I canceled the transaction because if felt like BS since basically nothing arrives on the same day. :roll:


Yeah, Gears isn't exactly the most thrilling character for me either, but I'm happy they made him and he does look pretty on point.
In fact in some ways the designers did a better job with him than Brawn imo.
I'm no TF collection expert, but after being in the game for almost 20 years, I would totally suggest holding off on anything you're feeling "mehhh" about. I hear you about space. I'm in that same boat. But these days, it's even more so a cost issue. And not that I can't afford figures... I can basically buy whatever I want (an example is I am buying two of every Dinobot; I have two sets of Stunticons, I'll get two sets of Constructicons, etc.). But it's more and more difficult justifying the cost of each figure... Getting Gears online and not getting free shipping means he's right around $30. Even though that's become the norm, that's steep for a deluxe figure. Btw he was on Amazon but sold out and hasn't been re-listed since.
Here's something else I've done-- I've made a list of characters I know I want if made/released (and of course look good). There is always an exception, a surprise, etc. that I end up buying, but those are usually few and far between. Not to mention, if you really stick to your "most wanted" list (assuming it's somewhat limited), then an occasional exception isn't any sort of issue. Once characters are initially announced/leaked, some do land on a "maybe" list. Legacy Sandstorm is an example (and I've already decided he's a "pass").
What I've found nice about my "maybe" list, is it becomes a really fast and easy decision once I see images of the figure. Again, Sandstorm is an example. I'll never spend money on a figure that I think looks "mehhh". This applies to my most wanted list as well. If somehow SS86 Springer is completely underwhelming, I'll skip him. I get buyer's remorse so freaking easy, which also helps me know when I should pass on a figure. Lastly what I'll add to this, is that there's usually a way out; multiple times (although not often) I've bought a figure that was just above "mehhh" status... I held onto it, kept it sealed, and mulled it over. A few times I decided if it went on sale, I'd do the return/re-buy it thing, then I may be willing to keep it. However, a couple of those times no sale happened during the 30-90 day return window I had, and just made the return. This is one advantage of buying through Target, Amazon, and even Walmart.
That's enough about that from me.
But good luck getting Gears if you still want him.
So far I've missed out on Origins Wheeljack because I really didn't think the preorders would sell out as fast as they did. I'm giving it a couple more weeks before I even think about considering the aftermarket.
But yeah, Gears is the only mainline figure I plan on buying for this entire year.
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178832)
Posted by NotFrankeSisto on April 9th, 2024 @ 3:05am CDT
Bro, I haven't even found all of Wave 1 yet in Las Vegas and I went hunting last week :-(

It seriously blows me away how slow the Targets and Walmarts in this city are to restock. Though I hear that's apparently a West Coast USA problem in general?
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178836)
Posted by william-james88 on April 9th, 2024 @ 7:47am CDT
NotFrankeSisto wrote:Bro, I haven't even found all of Wave 1 yet in Las Vegas and I went hunting last week :-(


I haven't even found wave 1 of legacy evolution
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178923)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on April 10th, 2024 @ 8:25am CDT
I got my copy of Gears yesterday from Hasbro Pulse. Overall a good figure, my copy had tight joints so thats definitely good. I really didn't do a true size comparison. I have him on my Autobot diorama near Brawn and Beachcomber. From that point of view, i think he looks great amongst his fellow Autobots. I haven't transformed him yet but maybe later on. I am not crazy about the vehicle mode, so for my purpose he will be displayed in robot mode.

SGM
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178929)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on April 10th, 2024 @ 10:23am CDT
A note, looking on Hasbro Pulse, looks like Legacy United Leader Class WFC ER Optimus Prime is available again for pre-order. Thats as of 1022 am, central time.


SGM
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178983)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 11th, 2024 @ 7:50am CDT


OMG I'm having a huge mental moment! :BANG_HEAD: :))

Anyway our YoutubeR friend PrimeVPrime has posted a review for TAKARA TOMY NEMESIS BRIDGE 3-Pack...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2178991)
Posted by Emerje on April 11th, 2024 @ 9:44am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:OMG I'm having a huge mental moment! :BANG_HEAD: :))

Fixed it for you, you got part of the time stamp stuck in there.

Emerje
Re: Target Now Shipping Studio Series 86 Blaster and Origin Wheeljack to Homes and Stores (2179013)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 11th, 2024 @ 7:43pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:OMG I'm having a huge mental moment! :BANG_HEAD: :))

Fixed it for you, you got part of the time stamp stuck in there.

Emerje


Aw damnation....thanks Emerje! 8-} :VEHI:

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