Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail

Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail

Monday, February 13th, 2017 8:57pm CST

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We finally have our first sighting of the Titans Return Wave 3 Voyager figures Optimus Prime and Megatron.
These were found by Seibertronian Deathsaurus1 who told us the following:

I would like to report finding titans return voyager class megatron and optimus prime in a walmart store out in AZ! They were $24.96 in a goodyear AZ walmart


That is great news for the US and very much in line with our previous reporting that a huge shipment of Titans Wave 3 had landed on American shores. The only figure from this wave that still hasn't been spotted yet is Sixshot so please let us know if you see him in stores.

These two voyagers are the secondary use of the confirmed Titans Return Octane and Blitzwing which will hopefully be revealed this Saturday at the New York Toy Fair.

Happy Hunting!


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Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859284)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on February 13th, 2017 @ 11:14pm CST
secondary use of the molds? Who the scrap used them before Prime and Megatron?
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859289)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2017 @ 11:26pm CST
GalvatronG1 wrote:secondary use of the molds? Who the scrap used them before Prime and Megatron?
Not "second use", "secondary use" as in "the less intended use" since it's likely that molds were meant for "primary use" as Blitzwing and Octane.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859296)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 13th, 2017 @ 11:37pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
GalvatronG1 wrote:secondary use of the molds? Who the scrap used them before Prime and Megatron?
Not "second use", "secondary use" as in "the less intended use" since it's likely that molds were meant for "primary use" as Blitzwing and Octane.


Maybe that's not the best of wording, but what we're getting at is that these figures were primarily designed after one character, the "primary", with the redeco/retool character as the "secondary". It's an observed trend that the "secondaries" are released first, before the "primaries":

1) Sentinel Prime before Astrotrain
In all fairness, it's the body that resembles Astrotrain more with subtle hints of Sentinel, while the Titan Master Infinitus is all IDW Sentinel Prime. He's a mixed bag in the end.

2) Sky Shadow before Overlord
The fact he's split between a jet and tank, coupled with Onimus resembling Mega, one of Overlord's original Godmasters, makes this obvious.

3) Megatron before Blitzwing
Another obvious one, especially with Doomshot resembling G1 Blitzwing himself.

4) Optimus Prime before Octane/Tankor
Why else would he have that plane mode? Although, Diac looking like a Diaclone pilot aims more towards Optimus Prime.

All but Astrotrain/Sentinel do require some new parts, but it's fairly minor.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859298)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2017 @ 11:42pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
GalvatronG1 wrote:secondary use of the molds? Who the scrap used them before Prime and Megatron?
Not "second use", "secondary use" as in "the less intended use" since it's likely that molds were meant for "primary use" as Blitzwing and Octane.


Maybe that's not the best of wording,
Agreed. I'm fighting a losing battle against the need to sleep. I-)
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859307)
Posted by Qwan on February 14th, 2017 @ 12:27am CST
So since Trypticon is so momentous (in more ways than one) that I'm unable to process it yet, I opt instead to share some thoughts about Broadside since I got him a week ago and have had some time to ruminate on him (overshadowed as he may be by more recent acquisitions like Victorion and GNAW, that beautiful little chunk of adorable rage-plastic).

As Stu posted an image demonstrating not too long ago, the jet mode can be notably improved by switching the tail fins around to point the other way (I recommend not just turning them 180 degrees, but also swapping the leg each fin is on - it helps keep more of the original functionality intact). While that photo also showcases further mods to the jet mode, the original configuration also actually looks a lot better just by swapping the fins, and is more stable than the fan-mode to boot!
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And on the wing-height discussion, he does indeed look a lot better in person, and especially when he's not resting directly on the ground - which is hopefully at least somewhat conveyed with the help of a sneaky MP Roller to prop him up off the ground.
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In robot mode, the fin-swap means that the larger (grey and blue) fins end up resting on his inner ankles, meaning that he can't quite stand with his legs straight together; however, since his feet are molded in A-stance and the fins don't limit posing much at all, it's hardly an issue and certainly worth the trade-off for a better jet IMO.
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On the subject of other minor mods, I found it well worth Sharpie-ing (is that a verb?) his Titan Master. Some black on the TM's head (not the head mode, the actual head of the- ah, you get what I mean) goes a long way to stop him looking bland and will provide a tighter neck connection to the larger figure, but at the very least some silver Sharpie on the sides of the arms and legs (i.e. the sides of the head mode) make the whole thing much more coherent as a transition from face to head.
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And now, for being such good children and reading all the way through my inane drivel, a bonus shot:
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"Y'know, somehow I had the idea that this was going to be a much bigger problem than it actually is."
:P
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859311)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 14th, 2017 @ 1:03am CST
Yeah but it aint easy swapping the fins around as they're held in by metal pins.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859313)
Posted by King Kuuga on February 14th, 2017 @ 1:36am CST
Qwan wrote:And now, for being such good children and reading all the way through my inane drivel, a bonus shot:
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"Y'know, somehow I had the idea that this was going to be a much bigger problem than it actually is."
:P

That... that is perfect. Bless you.

I hope these wave 3 sightings result in a sixshot soon, he's my main want from this wave. Although I definitely want to nab some Gnaws as well. And yes, I've had my eye on some Voltron lions as well, but I want to grab them all at once and so far while every store has the Black Lion, I've only seen up to two limbs at once, and I don't think I've found all four even across multiple stores. Admittedly, I'm having difficulty remembering who I've seen.


I know this is a week old but I'd like to briefly address it:
RAR wrote:Oh and the Plural of Optimus is 'Optimus' But I think people would understand you better if you do a hatchet job on English grammar and say Optimuses or avoid it by saying things like : 'Multiple Optimus'

The possessive is Optimus' as in (This is Optimus' gun)

That is incorrect. The plural form of a proper noun is to just add "s" or "es" to the end. So the plural of Optimus is Optimuses. Possessive rules are much more disputed so both Optimus' and Optimus's can be correct, depending on who you talk to.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859314)
Posted by Summoner on February 14th, 2017 @ 2:31am CST
I saw both these guys at the Ipswich Entertainer in Suffolk last week
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859318)
Posted by RAR on February 14th, 2017 @ 3:11am CST
I wasn't talking about just Grammar - Optimus told me personally in a dream he likes Optimus' better than Optimus's (kidding).

Besides Optimuses does sound kind of terrible and the spell check approves of Optimus' and disproves of the others.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859323)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 14th, 2017 @ 4:36am CST
Am I the only one utterly confused by Hasbro's release of every TR figure except Wave 1? This is the order I found all these figures in.
Wave 1 Legends
Wave 1 Titan Masters
Wave 1 Deluxes
Wave 1 Leaders
Wave 2 Deluxes
Wave 2 Legends
Wave 2 Titan Masters
Wave 2 Voyagers
Wave 3 Deluxes
Wave 2 Leader
Wave 3 Titan Masters
Wave 3 Legends

Now, with Wave 4 Deluxes starting to show up, STILL not seen are the Leader Class Wave 3 (still on preorder even at online retailers) and only now are Wave 3 Voyagers starting to be sighted.

I realize retailers share some of the blame but seriously.....what is UP with Hasbro's distribution of this line?? None of the figures I listed above were ever in stock with another size class, but briefly. What parent is gonna wanna buy a Titan Master (which end up pegwarming HARD) without a figure it can interact with in a meaningful way, as a head, since deluxes aren't on shelves at the same time? Not for the entirety of this line so far have I seen an entire wave of all size classes on shelves at the same time. My local Walmart put out 4 cases of Wave 1 Leaders just two weeks ago, just a week before the Target across the street put out the first and so far only stock of Wave 3 Legends, almost two months AFTER Wave 3 Deluxes....do you see a pattern? Waves are showing up almost completely randomly, apart from other size classes in the same wave, and sometimes only a week or two before another Wave is sighted or stocked.

It makes ZERO sense to me why all size classes in a Wave aren't shipped at the same time.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859327)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 14th, 2017 @ 5:42am CST
Summoner wrote:I saw both these guys at the Ipswich Entertainer in Suffolk last week


Yep and Toys R Us in Cambridge had them couple weeks before Christmas and I love that Megatron. Good to they're finally being found in other locations for the people who want them who've had trouble finding them though. :)
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859329)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 14th, 2017 @ 5:58am CST
King Kuuga wrote:
Qwan wrote:And now, for being such good children and reading all the way through my inane drivel, a bonus shot:
Image
"Y'know, somehow I had the idea that this was going to be a much bigger problem than it actually is."
:P

That... that is perfect. Bless you.

I hope these wave 3 sightings result in a sixshot soon, he's my main want from this wave. Although I definitely want to nab some Gnaws as well. And yes, I've had my eye on some Voltron lions as well, but I want to grab them all at once and so far while every store has the Black Lion, I've only seen up to two limbs at once, and I don't think I've found all four even across multiple stores. Admittedly, I'm having difficulty remembering who I've seen.


I know this is a week old but I'd like to briefly address it:
RAR wrote:Oh and the Plural of Optimus is 'Optimus' But I think people would understand you better if you do a hatchet job on English grammar and say Optimuses or avoid it by saying things like : 'Multiple Optimus'

The possessive is Optimus' as in (This is Optimus' gun)

That is incorrect. The plural form of a proper noun is to just add "s" or "es" to the end. So the plural of Optimus is Optimuses. Possessive rules are much more disputed so both Optimus' and Optimus's can be correct, depending on who you talk to.


#-o
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859332)
Posted by Va'al on February 14th, 2017 @ 6:27am CST
Qwan wrote:And now, for being such good children and reading all the way through my inane drivel, a bonus shot:
Image
"Y'know, somehow I had the idea that this was going to be a much bigger problem than it actually is."
:P


What is needed now, really, is a recreation of this ICONIC shot from a CINEMATOPGRAPHY MASTERPIECE.

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boatsword4lyfe
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859344)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 14th, 2017 @ 7:12am CST
RAR wrote:I wasn't talking about just Grammar - Optimus told me personally in a dream he likes Optimus' better than Optimus's (kidding).

Besides Optimuses does sound kind of terrible and the spell check approves of Optimus' and disproves of the others.


Think I'll stick with Optimii....
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859347)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 14th, 2017 @ 7:21am CST
Rgggghgh Broadside.

It's just that whole leg thing would've worked better if they found a way to extend them more forward or made them longer. So that they resemble rocket boosters like on Jetfire and Blitzwing. Instead of Broadside laying like he's about to give birth.

Third Party leg add-ons. Someone needs to get on this.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859359)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 14th, 2017 @ 8:20am CST
Va'al wrote:
Qwan wrote:And now, for being such good children and reading all the way through my inane drivel, a bonus shot:
Image
"Y'know, somehow I had the idea that this was going to be a much bigger problem than it actually is."
:P

What is needed now, really, is a recreation of this ICONIC shot from a CINEMATOPGRAPHY MASTERPIECE.

Image

boatsword4lyfe

HA! More like 'boatclub4lyfe' ;)

This is my thing ya know. Now I got ideas for when I get Broadside: Broadside + Gypsy v. Dezarus!
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859412)
Posted by Tyrannacon on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:47am CST
Hope to finally get that Megatron into my shrine!
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859454)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 14th, 2017 @ 1:14pm CST
Just picked up hot rod after hopping around to several walgreens, no wave 4 yet, but 1 out of 2 isn't terrible.

I like him, his joints are nice and tight, but the latch that holds his left arm to his shoulder is now stressed because it wouldn't unlatch his arm. Wish his titan masters limbs were cast in red, it would make the head mode so much more cohesive and rather nice looking.

The car mode is so sexy, I love it, but the left arm just does not want to align properly, dunno why, but it is nice nontheless, I just got tired of waiting for the next slew of TT reveals to see what their take on hot rod would look like.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859459)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 14th, 2017 @ 1:22pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:...I just got tired of waiting for the next slew of TT reveals to see what their take on hot rod would look like.


Same here. Titans Return Hot Rod is so much better than his Classics 2006 iteration, and I just couldn't pass him up in person, even if there are a few small details I knew Takara would improve upon in the name of screen accuracy. I'm probably going to double dip, honestly, when Takara reveals their release, but I don't regret picking TR Hot Rod at all, especially not at $10. I was lucky enough to find him this past December when the TR Deluxe figures were only $10 each at Target and Walmart.
Re: Titans Return Wave 3 Voyagers Optimus Prime and Megatron Found at US Retail (1859461)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 14th, 2017 @ 1:25pm CST
Thanks to Dirt Captain on Twitter, we have our first US sighting of the wave 4 Titan Masters Repugnus and Shuffler! Both are brand new molds and are based on the Monsterbot Repugnus and the Autobot Master Warrior Shuffler, respectively. The figures were found at a Sierra Vista, AZ Walmart. With this sighting, coupled with our other sightings of Wave 4 figures coming out, we can assume that many of you will be seeing these figures soon. So head on out and hunt down some more figures!

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