Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 7:47am CST

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Images have surfaced of Titans Return Legends Wave three at Australian retailers. They were first seen at Toys'R'Us by members of the OTCA boards, more should show up at other retailers as the holiday shopping season progresses. This wave contains Gnaw the Sharkticon, Kickback and Bumblebee (not pictured). Have you spotted any other new toys in your area? Make sure to flag them up in our Sightings database and board section to help out other collectors!

Transformers News: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail

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Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843070)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 24th, 2016 @ 8:13am CST
hopefully US sightings will show up soon.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843087)
Posted by Sjeng on November 24th, 2016 @ 9:39am CST
As the Netherlands and Belgium are still in wave 1-4 of Combiner Wars, and not even the whole waves available, and in wave 1 of Titans Return, also very sparingly, this won't happen very soon I'm afraid... :'(
I've spotted ONE shop that has Wheelie, Stripes and the tank legend (Frenzie? Rumble?), Galvatron, and another shop has Blaster and Soundwave and the four wave 1 Deluxes.
And they asked €15,99 for Wheelie... Chrissakes... Online you may have more luck, but those sell out fast.


Question though: Bombshell was a C.W. Legend. Kickback is a T.R. Legend. What's Shrapnel going to be?
And why did they make Chop Shop into a C.W. Legend, but not the other 3 (formerly Deluxe) G1 insecticons?

In both series, the Legends don't seem to really be "part" of the gimmick:
- in C.W. they didn't all combine, with the exception of the Blackjack/Rodimus mold, the Groove Legend mold, and the three guns (Shockwave, Bombshell, umm the red airplane?) and I really think only Shockwave was a good gun option.
The rest was just a seperate robot (Warpath, Chop Shop, the seeker guy (skywarp?), some cars/trucks etc)
- in T.R. they aren't headmasters.

So most of these seem to be a seperate line of robots, which makes me wonder why they chose to put some in the CW line and others in the TR line. Especially splitting up groups like the insecticons.
In the end it might not matter at all, since they seem to be seperate like I said, and they are all the same size, it's just a bit weird.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843088)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 24th, 2016 @ 9:41am CST
shrapnel is already out he came out in foc
we could use an updated one tho
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843089)
Posted by Kurona on November 24th, 2016 @ 9:43am CST
Sjeng wrote:As the Netherlands and Belgium are still in wave 1-4 of Combiner Wars, and not even the whole waves available, and in wave 1 of Titans Return, also very sparingly, this won't happen very soon I'm afraid... :'(
I've spotted ONE shop that has Wheelie, Stripes and the tank legend (Frenzie? Rumble?), Galvatron, and another shop has Blaster and Soundwave and the four wave 1 Deluxes.
And they asked €15,99 for Wheelie... Chrissakes... Online you may have more luck, but those sell out fast.


Question though: Bombshell was a C.W. Legend. Kickback is a T.R. Legend. What's Shrapnel going to be?
And why did they make Chop Shop into a C.W. Legend, but not the other 3 (formerly Deluxe) G1 insecticons?

In both series, the Legends don't seem to really be "part" of the gimmick:
- in C.W. they didn't all combine, with the exception of the Blackjack/Rodimus mold, the Groove Legend mold, and the three guns (Shockwave, Bombshell, umm the red airplane?) and I really think only Shockwave was a good gun option.
The rest was just a seperate robot (Warpath, Chop Shop, the seeker guy (skywarp?), some cars/trucks etc)
- in T.R. they aren't headmasters.

So most of these seem to be a seperate line of robots, which makes me wonder why they chose to put some in the CW line and others in the TR line. Especially splitting up groups like the insecticons.
In the end it might not matter at all, since they seem to be seperate like I said, and they are all the same size, it's just a bit weird.

Shrapnel was actually a Legends class in the line before Combiner Wars; Thrilling 30.

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Chop Shop's a new head redeco of him, hence why Chop Shop gets a toy and his comrades don't.

Every legend in TR actually interacts with the gimmick - the headmasters can sit in their vehicle modes or have some other form of interaction. Kickback in particular has the Titan Master stand in his cockpit in beast mode.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843109)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 24th, 2016 @ 11:14am CST
Bumblebee21 wrote:shrapnel is already out he came out in foc
No, that was Kickback. Shrapnel, as "Skrapnel", came out after Generations FOC during Generations Thrilling 30.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843110)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 24th, 2016 @ 11:18am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:shrapnel is already out he came out in foc
No, that was Kickback. Shrapnel, as "Skrapnel", came out after Generations FOC during Generations Thrilling 30.

oh i always get confused by that. i dont know why.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843114)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 24th, 2016 @ 11:49am CST
Sjeng wrote:Question though: Bombshell was a C.W. Legend. Kickback is a T.R. Legend. What's Shrapnel going to be?

Shrapnel, as Skrapnel, was a Thrilling 30 release.
And why did they make Chop Shop into a C.W. Legend, but not the other 3 (formerly Deluxe) G1 insecticons?

Because Chop Shop was an easy retool of Skrapnel while the other deluxe Insecticons would require new molds.

In both series, the Legends don't seem to really be "part" of the gimmick:
- in C.W. they didn't all combine, with the exception of the Blackjack/Rodimus mold, the Groove Legend mold, and the three guns (Shockwave, Bombshell, umm the red airplane?) and I really think only Shockwave was a good gun option.
The rest was just a seperate robot (Warpath, Chop Shop, the seeker guy (skywarp?), some cars/trucks etc)

What do you mean? The CW legends that didn't combine had the very important job of "making the combiners look huge and not getting stepped on". They sell the scale. :P
But seriously, the entire Generations line is rebranded even if not all figures fit into the gimmick. That's just how it is. Don't think too hard about it, just enjoy the cool toys.
- in T.R. they aren't headmasters.

No, but they are vehicles for Titan Masters. Every TR Legends figure has a cockpit or at least some posts for a Titan Master to sit in/stand on, which is more than CW did.

So most of these seem to be a seperate line of robots, which makes me wonder why they chose to put some in the CW line and others in the TR line. Especially splitting up groups like the insecticons.
In the end it might not matter at all, since they seem to be seperate like I said, and they are all the same size, it's just a bit weird.

Hasbro wants to diversify what's available in each line, which means spacing out distinctive characters like the purple insect transformers. And if they hadn't spaced them out, we wouldn't get Kickback with a cockpit for Titan Masters, which is pretty darn cool.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843115)
Posted by Sjeng on November 24th, 2016 @ 11:55am CST
Thanks everyone for all the explanations!

King Kuuga wrote:Hasbro wants to diversify what's available in each line, which means spacing out distinctive characters like the purple insect transformers. And if they hadn't spaced them out, we wouldn't get Kickback with a cockpit for Titan Masters, which is pretty darn cool.


He had an opening chestplate in G1 too :D and so did the other 2 IIRC. It's cool that it fits titanmasters now though.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843125)
Posted by Cobotron on November 24th, 2016 @ 12:56pm CST
It's important to note also that Hasbro's model is dictated by their buyers (the retailers) price point rules, so Legends fill the slot of a lower price point.

Also Legends are just a cool class of fun toys! 8-)
And if you get REAL creative, you can combine most Legends with the Combiners. You just gotta BELIEVE! :lol:
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843128)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 24th, 2016 @ 1:19pm CST
Sjeng wrote:Thanks everyone for all the explanations!

King Kuuga wrote:Hasbro wants to diversify what's available in each line, which means spacing out distinctive characters like the purple insect transformers. And if they hadn't spaced them out, we wouldn't get Kickback with a cockpit for Titan Masters, which is pretty darn cool.


He had an opening chestplate in G1 too :D and so did the other 2 IIRC. It's cool that it fits titanmasters now though.

I know, it was a holdover from their days as Diaclone piloted mechs, so it's cool that at least one of them gets it back in their modern toys. :D
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843152)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 24th, 2016 @ 3:34pm CST
you might want to move this.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843153)
Posted by Burn on November 24th, 2016 @ 3:40pm CST
Bumblebee21 wrote:you might want to move this.

Next time either use the "Report this post" button (you have insinuated to me that you know how to use it, and using it doesn't have to be because it's a rule violation, it could be for this exact reason) or just don't make such a pointless post.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843154)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 24th, 2016 @ 3:42pm CST
Burn wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:you might want to move this.

Next time either use the "Report this post" button (you have insinuated to me that you know how to use it, and using it doesn't have to be because it's a rule violation, it could be for this exact reason) or just don't make such a pointless post.

okay. i thought it was just to report something like you said.
ill remember that next time. ;)^
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843156)
Posted by Kurona on November 24th, 2016 @ 4:05pm CST
Through TFW2005 user burrociano, we have some rather exciting news that Titans Return Deluxe Brainstorm and Platinum Combiner Wars Liokaiser have both been spotted in the retail chain Ripley in Chile. This is their first sighting outside of Walgreens and Entertainment Earth respectively; and indeed, outside of America - perhaps foreshadowing retail release elsewhere in the world. Feel free to chat about Liokaiser in the Combiner Wars thread, or the resurrection of Braingate in the Titans Return thread in the Energon Pub!

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Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843160)
Posted by Kurona on November 24th, 2016 @ 4:08pm CST
And, for the record, if you zoom in on Brainstorm...

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You see he's standing on Alpha Bravo packaging; AB being the favourite of Va'al who popularised Braingate. We've come full circle.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843161)
Posted by Va'al on November 24th, 2016 @ 4:09pm CST
Kurona wrote:And, for the record, if you zoom in on Brainstorm...

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You see he's standing on Alpha Bravo packaging; AB being the favourite of Va'al who popularised Braingate. We've come full circle.



THE THICK PLOTTENS FURTHER #BRAINGATE
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843165)
Posted by RAR on November 24th, 2016 @ 4:30pm CST
I wonder if Hasbro is pondering the idea of the *Deluxe Insecticon Barrage made from Titans Returns Kickback ?

*(Don't get confused as I said Deluxe it's what he was called 30 or so years ago).

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I was wondering does TR Rumble still have those arms that don't transform without scaring you that they want to snap off ?
I think they should fix them if they ever get around to doing Eject & Frenzy too.

I'm a little concerned that Titans Returns is going to have more incomplete sets than any Transformers line in history as it is.
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843169)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 24th, 2016 @ 4:40pm CST
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:And, for the record, if you zoom in on Brainstorm...

Image

You see he's standing on Alpha Bravo packaging; AB being the favourite of Va'al who popularised Braingate. We've come full circle.



THE THICK PLOTTENS FURTHER #BRAINGATE

where is the braingate discussion
Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843170)
Posted by Va'al on November 24th, 2016 @ 4:46pm CST
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:And, for the record, if you zoom in on Brainstorm...

Image

You see he's standing on Alpha Bravo packaging; AB being the favourite of Va'al who popularised Braingate. We've come full circle.



THE THICK PLOTTENS FURTHER #BRAINGATE

where is the braingate discussion


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Re: Titans Return Legends Wave 3 Spotted at Australian Retail (1843180)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 24th, 2016 @ 6:56pm CST
RAR wrote:I wonder if Hasbro is pondering the idea of the *Deluxe Insecticon Barrage made from Titans Returns Kickback ?


I'm pretty sure an alternate head is built in already, "just in case". In fact, Bombshell may have one too. :)

You did get names mixed up: the grasshopper is Ransack, and the rhinoceros beetle is Barrage. If Chop Shop did well enough in popularity (he got two releases already!), the rest shouldn't be far behind. Too bad there's no analog for Venom the cicada (by the by, they don't sting at all!).

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