Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed

Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 10:05pm CST

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It has been a long time we have heard anything regarding this year's version of the Combiner Wars boxsets like Victorion and the G2 combiners. The rumours are that we are getting two sets this year, with redecos of Titans Return molds with each set having a leader, voyager, 2-3 deluxes and a titan master. This is where Tidal Wave, Nautica, and the clones are supposed to show up. Their contents are still rumours, which will hopefully be confirmed this saturday, but their existence is now fact.

The first Titans Return gift set, the Speed Pack, has been found on a Toysrus computer. We even have the listing, price and code. The set is listed as EX-Generations SRS Pack 1 Speed. The Canadian SKU is 290858 and it is listed at 149.99 CAN, which is the same inflated over compensating exchange rate price the Combiner Wars boxsets. So this also confirms that these Titans Return sets will be the same price point as the Combiner Wars ones, at around $ 100 USD. The fact that this is listed at Pack 1 definitely hints to there being more packs, as rumoured. Do any of you have any idea as to what the SRS might mean? Are you ready for more redecos? Let us know in the comments!

Credit(s): novabeam10 on TFW2005 forums


This article was last modified on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 10:33pm CST

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Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859604)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:23pm CST
SRS probably stands for SERIES. Just throwin that out there.

And man, if this is the only way to get a hold of Tidal Wave and Nautica, i might be sad.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859605)
Posted by Burn on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:24pm CST
SRS ... Serious ... Serious Speed ... Turbocharged Serious Speed ... TURBOMASTERS
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859606)
Posted by It Is Him on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:25pm CST
It's clearly just 10 versions of Blurr, in various stages of moving fast. Sold!
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859607)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:31pm CST
So, having messed around with hot rod for most of the day, I have to say that he'd be a perfect figure if it weren't for the idiotic grey arms on his titanmaster, had they been cast in red plastic and helped define his head a bit better he'd be without flaw in my eyes (which probably says something to someone)
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859609)
Posted by Cobotron on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:37pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, having messed around with hot rod for most of the day, I have to say that he'd be a perfect figure if it weren't for the idiotic grey arms on his titanmaster, had they been cast in red plastic and helped define his head a bit better he'd be without flaw in my eyes (which probably says something to someone)
YES! Especially about an Autobot.
You're right though about the TM's arms. Especially because of that sculpted circle that is continued on the arms. The arms should have been red.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859610)
Posted by william-james88 on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:41pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:And man, if this is the only way to get a hold of Tidal Wave and Nautica, i might be sad.


Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859611)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:49pm CST
Cobotron wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, having messed around with hot rod for most of the day, I have to say that he'd be a perfect figure if it weren't for the idiotic grey arms on his titanmaster, had they been cast in red plastic and helped define his head a bit better he'd be without flaw in my eyes (which probably says something to someone)
YES! Especially about an Autobot.
You're right though about the TM's arms. Especially because of that sculpted circle that is continued on the arms. The arms should have been red.

He reminds me of a cowboy for some reason; but yeah, the silver arms are just painfully bad to look at
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859613)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:51pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:And man, if this is the only way to get a hold of Tidal Wave and Nautica, i might be sad.




Be very prepared :twisted:
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859618)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:57pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:Be very prepared :twisted:


Also be prepared for redecos and retools, no new molds. :twisted:

You already knew that? O... :oops:
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859619)
Posted by william-james88 on February 14th, 2017 @ 11:00pm CST
I like that Hot Rod but he isnt without his issues. he totally fails at an essential aspect many Hot Rods fall victim too, obstructing his glorious spoiler.

Hot Rod has been consistently shown as having his spoiler come over his back in a glorious fashion , framing his head which is the only thing that splits it. it gives him an awesome silouette. But for some damn reason, the modern toys always give him tall dumb looking arms, which look unnatural and restrict poseability.

Look at these shots, his spoiler is never obstructed by his arms or other bits aside from his head:

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Getting good shots of G1 is not easy so here's this well made fan art which shows the main hot rod design as I like it:

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It comes from the G1 toys which also had that notion that the spoiler shouldnt be obstructed:

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By clearly showing the spoiler, you also get a nice mix of bright colours with the yellow purposefully clashing with the red.

And yet what do we get?

This failure

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And these arms which compeltely hide out the spoiler

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The new MP wasnt bad, but it has these odd red bits coming out of his giant back back which disrupts the silouette

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At least this toy gives it the necessary clearance to invoke the framing device, and it looks great

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So yeah, a decent toy, but there is definite gripe to be had for ruining a staple design.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859620)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 14th, 2017 @ 11:04pm CST
william-james88 wrote:rants about a spoiler

And people say I'm nit-picky, guess this is just a boon from not giving two sh|ts about g1 or g1 accuracy. It looks like a piece could have been used to lift it up some, but I feel it wouldn't matter as his shoulders are massive...
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859622)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2017 @ 11:11pm CST
william-james88 wrote:It comes from the G1 toys which also had that notion that the spoiler shouldnt be obstructed:
But, Hot Rod's cartoon model was designed by Floro Dery before it was turned into a toy design. Unlike most other G1 toys, the movie characters were designed "movie first, toy second" instead of "toy first, cartoon second".

william-james88 wrote:At least this toy gives it the necessary clearance to invoke the framing device, and it looks great

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Only because the instructions for that toy neglect to mention one additional step for transforming the spoiler to let it rest lower behind the toy's collar (much more like on the cartoon model below) instead of behind its head as seen in that pic above.

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Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859628)
Posted by RAR on February 14th, 2017 @ 11:38pm CST
Well my long chased after Optimus arrived to day - he's a bit hollow feeling and I do prefer Blaster but he's not shabby overall.

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Anyhow speaking of Hotrod - and his head issues I notice Apex's arms (pardon the pun) has a circle on it like Hotrod's head so perhaps the arms could be swapped ?

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Also Re: Hot Rod if you are having issues with the legs not tabbing in - the vehicle mode I figured out what the issue is - it's his knees causing the problem they need to be full 100% folded to allow the side to tab flush if you just casually fold the knees as they are a double joint that slight misalignment is enough to stop the side sitting flush.

I thought I'd mention it in case anyone else had that issue.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859630)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 14th, 2017 @ 11:45pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, having messed around with hot rod for most of the day, I have to say that he'd be a perfect figure if it weren't for the idiotic grey arms on his titanmaster, had they been cast in red plastic and helped define his head a bit better he'd be without flaw in my eyes (which probably says something to someone)


I've got your solution, Hellscream. Get Titans return Chromedome (if you haven't already). Pop off the Titan Master Stylor's arms; they're jut on simple ball joints. Take Hot Rod's Titan Master Firebolt/Firedrive and do the same. Swap arms between them and reassemble. You are going to LOVE the results. The red plastic is almost a perfect match between Stylor and Hot Rod, and swapping in gray plastic on Stylor is hardly noticeable behind Chromdome's face anyway.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859631)
Posted by Kurona on February 14th, 2017 @ 11:56pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, having messed around with hot rod for most of the day, I have to say that he'd be a perfect figure if it weren't for the idiotic grey arms on his titanmaster, had they been cast in red plastic and helped define his head a bit better he'd be without flaw in my eyes (which probably says something to someone)


I've got your solution, Hellscream. Get Titans return Chromedome (if you haven't already). Pop off the Titan Master Stylor's arms; they're jut on simple ball joints. Take Hot Rod's Titan Master Firebolt/Firedrive and do the same. Swap arms between them and reassemble. You are going to LOVE the results. The red plastic is almost a perfect match between Stylor and Hot Rod, and swapping in gray plastic on Stylor is hardly noticeable behind Chromdome's face anyway.

Just tried this out myself... gotta say, I'm loving the results :D Thank youuuuu~
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859638)
Posted by Qwan on February 15th, 2017 @ 12:43am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, having messed around with hot rod for most of the day, I have to say that he'd be a perfect figure if it weren't for the idiotic grey arms on his titanmaster, had they been cast in red plastic and helped define his head a bit better he'd be without flaw in my eyes (which probably says something to someone)


I've got your solution, Hellscream. Get Titans return Chromedome (if you haven't already). Pop off the Titan Master Stylor's arms; they're jut on simple ball joints. Take Hot Rod's Titan Master Firebolt/Firedrive and do the same. Swap arms between them and reassemble. You are going to LOVE the results. The red plastic is almost a perfect match between Stylor and Hot Rod, and swapping in gray plastic on Stylor is hardly noticeable behind Chromdome's face anyway.

I've tried it too, and I have few pictures so people can decide if they like the look before swapping (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND not doing the swap until you're sure you like the look, for reasons upon which I will elaborate at the bottom.)

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Here they are, the two of them together. I'll say right now I'm not actually a huge fan of the results - the more similar colors so help the head itself blend better, but having those same colors behind the faces actually ruins the shape I perceive their faces to be.

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Here's Hot Rod's head, and oddly enough, for once it actually looks better on camera. The extra red behind his face makes it look way more boxy - where before at least I could sort of see the grey bits as antennae (like Optimus') behind his head, now it just looks like that whole red bit is his face and then his unique head shape is gone.

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Chromedome's got more or less the same issue. I guess it might work better for someone who wants a more boxy G1-looking head instead of the pointier IDW-styled one, though, so there's that.

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The two arm-swapped TMs together. I know it probably won't matter too much to most, but I really don't like the way they look now that the arms have been swapped. (It's also a good showcase of the Sharpie work I did to make Firedrive look less bland, but that's beside the point.)

And that picture also makes a great segue into why you should be CERTAIN you like the arms swapped before you do it yourself. I don't know if it's just my copy, but the TMs' shoulder ball-joints were not the same size. That just resulted in a loose left arm on Stylor-with-Friedrive's-arms, nothing big, but as you may notice in the above photo, the larger ball on Firedrive means that Stylor's arm now has a huge (relatively speaking) crack in it. That's not a stress mark, that's an actual crack in the plastic, all the way through from the outside of the cup to the inside. :shock:
It seems to be holding together for now, but please bear this in mind if/before you decide to try this yourself. It may so happen that it's a one-off problem and I'm being over-dramatic, but I just really don't want lots of people to end up with broken Stylors/Firedrives if the problem ends up being more widespread.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859642)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:13am CST
Oh I dunno. I love my Titans Hot Rod. I've lowered the shoulders a bit on mine (and obviously repainted the lot cos I wanted a more Marvel-esque look, I know that's not to everyones taste but it's my figure). And well... you can always just have him posed at an angle to see the spoiler better?
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Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859643)
Posted by Deadput on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:33am CST
More $150.00 Cad box sets with more to come?

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Eh being broke ain't my problem anyways have me moneys Hasbros!
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859645)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:45am CST
Deadput wrote:More $150.00 Cad box sets with more to come?

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Eh being broke ain't my problem anyways have me moneys Hasbros!


At least two have been rumored, each with its own theme.
Re: Titans Return Box Set Speed Pack Confirmed (1859646)
Posted by Deadput on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:55am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:At least two have been rumored, each with its own theme.


Yeah I heard the rumors including the Strength set.

The speed pack supposedly comes with Nautica from Blurr/Brainstorm, Quickswitch from Sixshot, Fastlane, Star Convoy and a Titanmaster called Thunderclap.

Bankruptcy is fun.

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