Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 2:36pm CST

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As revealed during Hasbro's investor event yesterday, and discussed during the media event we covered here, Transformers Rescue Bots is also getting its share of love from Hasbro at Toy Fair 2015! We saw the addition of High Tide, Blurr and Salvage in various classes and types of toys - check them out below!

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More


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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651328)
Posted by Zeedust on February 14th, 2015 @ 5:08pm CST
Is it just me, or doest it seem like High Tide on the show will be the whole boat and not just the mini-sub> And if so, why are we not getting a transforming version of that?
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651588)
Posted by Va'al on February 15th, 2015 @ 7:37am CST
The final gallery concerning Transformers products for 2015, as revealed by Hasbro at the New York Toy Fair, is for the bots of a younger persuasion among us - as Rescue Bots brings in some extra recruits in the form of Salvage, Blurr and High Tide, new playsets, more Dr Morocco and plenty of Playskool goodness to the folds. Click on any image below for the gallery!

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651642)
Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2015 @ 10:27am CST
We've seen the official images, as well as a Seibertron.com gallery of the recent reveals, and now we have for you a video which gives a demonstration of the Rescue Bots High Tide with Rescue Rig Playset. It features a magical transformation mechanism, check it out right below.

Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651645)
Posted by Rated X on February 15th, 2015 @ 10:32am CST
Why dont they just introduce Decepticons to the rescue bots line already ? They could make them bumbling idiots, buffoons, bullies, etc. How many forest fires can you stop before kids get bored to tears ?
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651690)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:16pm CST
Rated X wrote:Why dont they just introduce Decepticons to the rescue bots line already ? They could make them bumbling idiots, buffoons, bullies, etc. How many forest fires can you stop before kids get bored to tears ?
Why would you want idiotic Decepticons? Wouldn't that defeat the whole point of them being decent threats?
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651804)
Posted by BlueBefore on February 15th, 2015 @ 5:16pm CST
Typical Transformers fans boasting that they know nothing about things as if it's cool to be an idiot.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651830)
Posted by Zeedust on February 15th, 2015 @ 6:07pm CST
Rated X wrote:How many forest fires can you stop before kids get bored to tears ?

...You know, I only remember them actually doing one forest fire. Usually it's stuff like giant runaway mechanical bulls or hypnotic cell phones. Weird stuff.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651875)
Posted by Flashwave on February 15th, 2015 @ 8:29pm CST
Okay, the last featered photo with HW on a shelf, the non transforming axe figure, who's the white orange and blue gguy next to him?
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651888)
Posted by Peridot on February 15th, 2015 @ 9:19pm CST
Have we seen the "classic" Rescue Bots (the ones with the original vehicle modes) that were listed in the product description?
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1651928)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 15th, 2015 @ 11:36pm CST
Flashwave wrote:Okay, the last featered photo with HW on a shelf, the non transforming axe figure, who's the white orange and blue gguy next to him?
I thought that was High Tide. It's colored like his bigger boat toy.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1652457)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 17th, 2015 @ 10:56am CST
Honestly, I think that is exactly why Rescue Bots is successful... no Decepticons. That equals no war, fighting, stealing, lying, back-stabbing... it leaves the series open for some interesting, human, story-based episodes. Great storytelling makes Rescue Bots a really solid show in my opinion, even as a grown-up. I think introducing Decepticons would take it in a darker direction... much less accessible and pleasant for young kids.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1652458)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 17th, 2015 @ 11:01am CST
Even without Decepticons, the antagonists the show's already got are more than competent enough to not only be credible threats but to also up the scales when necessary and to enhance the compelling nature of the story.

After all, one of the show's unspoken rules is "No stupid characters," meaning no idiots. They don't want to bring in Decepticons if they have to make them a bunch of incompetent morons, as that's no fun.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1652475)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 17th, 2015 @ 11:33am CST
I totally agree with Sabrblade, here. While it's a kid show, there are no bumbling doofus toady characters... which oddly makes the whole thing come across as more mature than MOST of the other recent shows. I'm completely against adding dumb characters as an excuse to soften the bad guys.

I'm thinking that may be the achilles heel of the new RID show for me. Doubting I will be able to relate enough to warrant my buying any of the toys. Seems too Power Rangers for me to enjoy... tho I WILL give it a chance, of course.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1652531)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 17th, 2015 @ 3:52pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:While it's a kid show,
I don't think this should even matter since every TF cartoon is a kid show. :)

gothsaurus wrote:which oddly makes the whole thing come across as more mature than MOST of the other recent shows.
Not just recent shows, but most children's cartoons in general. Even more than some of the other TF series.

gothsaurus wrote:I'm completely against adding dumb characters as an excuse to soften the bad guys.

I'm thinking that may be the achilles heel of the new RID show for me. Doubting I will be able to relate enough to warrant my buying any of the toys. Seems too Power Rangers for me to enjoy... tho I WILL give it a chance, of course.
We'll have to wait and see how smart the RID Cons are. From what little we've seen, Steeljaw at least seems to be intelligent and competent enough.

Though, there is also the other end of the spectrum with characters who are dumb but are legitimately funny and endearing. The 2001 RiD cartoon, for instance, had fan favorite Sky-Byte, as well as the Predacon trio. Those guys had failures that were legendary, and yet were cheeky and charming enough to put a smile on many-a-fan's faces. But, at the same time, none of them were legit idiots (as in, none were intellectually deficient), just poor planners and the victims of going up against mostly superior Autobot enemies.

And about the Power Rangers bit, an "enemy of the week" format doesn't negate plot progression or character intrigue. Animated used that format and that show turned out fine.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1653042)
Posted by Zeedust on February 18th, 2015 @ 9:19pm CST
Seriously, why do they not seem to be making a boat-to-robot High Tide rather than just the mini-sub that comes with the playset?

Sabrblade wrote:After all, one of the show's unspoken rules is "No stupid characters," meaning no idiots.


Mayor Luskey being the exception, I presume?
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1653047)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2015 @ 9:35pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:After all, one of the show's unspoken rules is "No stupid characters," meaning no idiots.


Mayor Luskey being the exception, I presume?
*sigh* Mayor Luskey is an odd case. He's not completely unintelligent nor is he mentally deficient, but he has made a lot of poor (sometimes bad) decisions. When the show makers talked about the show's lack of stupid characters, they used Homer Simpson as an example of what they meant. And in a way, they're right. Mayor Luskey isn't that kind of character. He isn't a bumbling comic relief doofus whose sole existence is to do stupid stuff for humorous effect, as he is capable of being competent and doing what's right. It's just that either circumstances beyond his control or his own character flaws have made him a victim of misfortune time and time again. In a way, he's kinda like Sky-Byte, who likewise wasn't an unintelligent doofus but had enough character flaws to always find himself in a bad situation either caused by his own mistakes or by those who took advantage of him.

I guess, when we take the mayor into consideration, there's two kinds of stupidity. The kind found in such characters as Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, Patrick Star, and Stimpy, and the kind found in Mayor Luskey and Sky-Byte.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1653471)
Posted by Zeedust on February 19th, 2015 @ 7:20pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:After all, one of the show's unspoken rules is "No stupid characters," meaning no idiots.


Mayor Luskey being the exception, I presume?
*sigh* Mayor Luskey is an odd case. He's not completely unintelligent nor is he mentally deficient, but he has made a lot of poor (sometimes bad) decisions. When the show makers talked about the show's lack of stupid characters, they used Homer Simpson as an example of what they meant. And in a way, they're right. Mayor Luskey isn't that kind of character. He isn't a bumbling comic relief doofus whose sole existence is to do stupid stuff for humorous effect, as he is capable of being competent and doing what's right. It's just that either circumstances beyond his control or his own character flaws have made him a victim of misfortune time and time again. In a way, he's kinda like Sky-Byte, who likewise wasn't an unintelligent doofus but had enough character flaws to always find himself in a bad situation either caused by his own mistakes or by those who took advantage of him.

I guess, when we take the mayor into consideration, there's two kinds of stupidity. The kind found in such characters as Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, Patrick Star, and Stimpy, and the kind found in Mayor Luskey and Sky-Byte.



Point taken. I guess it would be more fair to say Mayor Luskey has bad judgement. He's not an idiot, he just has a spectacular talent for picking the wrong aspects of a situation to base a decision on.
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1667852)
Posted by Va'al on March 27th, 2015 @ 12:33pm CDT
Probably something for the parents on the boards and readers - notified by fellow Seibertron.com member ScottyP, we have a sighting of a clearance sale for the Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Titans, including Boulder, Chase and Heatwave, for $5 at Toys'R'Us stores (this one in Raleigh, NC)! Good Easter filler gifts, if you're looking for something. Check out the photo below!

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1667865)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2015 @ 1:01pm CDT
Wish those had been clearanced before so I wouldn't have had to pay the full price for them. >:oP
Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots: Salvage, Blurr, High Tide and More (1667897)
Posted by ScottyP on March 27th, 2015 @ 2:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Wish those had been clearanced before so I wouldn't have had to pay the full price for them. >:oP

Best I can tell this isn't a clearance mark down, just a limited time sale.

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