Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives

Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 3:20pm CDT

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If you did not know, Hasbro did release Combiner Wars Deluxe Groove individually. However, it was part of a Toysrus campaign in Taiwan and the few that ended up available at online asian retailers sold out very fast. These are now fetching high prices on e-bay like this listing which sold for 76$, with no sign of this figure coming to the west. Or is there? What if this listing actually had a clue; let's look at the picture closely:

Transformers News: Transfomrers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives

Notice the box he came in? It is written "TRA GEN MAY MAYHEM DELUXE GROOVE". This could be a huge clue. Some may remember that last year Hasbro had a May Mayhem publicity event. The highlight of this promotion was that this would be the month where fans could acquire the unreleased individual Combiner Wars components Quickslinger (Slingshot) and Brake-neck (Wildrider):

Transformers News: Transfomrers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives

This was the description of that part of the event last year:

May 22 – AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK will be available exclusively through participating online retailers, such as Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, Entertainment Earth, BigBadToyStore, Diamond Comics and Hasbro Toy Shop. With these two new figures, fans are finally able to complete their G1-accurate SUPERION and MENAOR figures! In addition to these all-new toys, several vendors will be running special promotions on TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS figures, providing fans with an ideal way to complete their collections.


It could possibly be that this event will be repeated and the other two members that have yet to get an individual release in the west will. One being Deluxe Groove and the other being Shuttle Blastoff.

Let us know what you think!

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 6:04pm CDT

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Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778215)
Posted by Cobotron on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:32pm CDT
:-? You could be on to something here, my dear Watson.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778216)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:33pm CDT
If he ends up at regular retail price, I may just pick him up to have him :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778218)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:34pm CDT
I for one would welcome our groovy overlords.

I hope this pans out, cause I'd like a groove without all the fuss of buying a whole set.

I doubt it but I hope they release Blast-Off too. I like the Hasbro blast-off, (actually I prefer it) but it would still be cool to have.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778220)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:35pm CDT
Sounds plausible :-? Though imagine if next may they did it again but this time with takara computron :-P
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778222)
Posted by carytheone on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:44pm CDT
We've got some groovy comparison shots of Transformers Combiner Wars Deluxe Groove vs. Takara's Unite Warriors Groove. As of yet there has been no official announcement of a North American release, but we keep getting more and more hints though. The full gallery can be viewed here or by clicking any of the images below. When you get done perusing the gallery; hit the jump below and tell us what you think in the Energon Pub.

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The differences between Hasbro's and Takara's Groove are minor, but are as follows:

•Hasbro's Groove has silver screws vs. Takara Tomy's black screws

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•Hasbro's copyright stamp is tampoed on the bottom backside of his feet

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•Hasbro's knee joint pin has a large flat head vs. Takara's normal pin

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•Hasbro's "date" stamp is different on the inside of his right leg (60461), which is similar to the stamp on the package (60541)

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Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778224)
Posted by mblase75 on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:48pm CDT
I just hope that this figure (these figures?) are a LITTLE easier to get ahold of than Quickslinger and Brake-Neck were. Wal-Mart couldn't seem to make up their mind as to whether they were in stock or not. I ended up ordering from multiple sites just to be sure I could get one copy of each figure.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778228)
Posted by shajaki on April 5th, 2016 @ 3:59pm CDT
Anyone else think it's odd that they didn't take the opportunity to make a handful of changes? instead they're carbon copies... :-?
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778229)
Posted by carytheone on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:02pm CDT
shajaki wrote:Anyone else think it's odd that they didn't take the opportunity to make a handful of changes? instead they're carbon copies... :-?
That'll be for the official NA release and by changes there will just be less paint and only one gun... :oops: actually let's hope that's not the case.

I kid, I kid or do I?
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778230)
Posted by Deadput on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:05pm CDT
shajaki wrote:Anyone else think it's odd that they didn't take the opportunity to make a handful of changes? instead they're carbon copies... :-?


It is odd and I'm surprised myself but hey no complaints about the Hasbro version having crap paint right?

It should be like this more often where the toys are pretty much the same.


I wonder if we are getting anyone else besides Groove and Blast Off do you guys think we will ever get the Starscream and Conehead (curse Thrust) molds from the Takara Grand Galvatron set?
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778231)
Posted by carytheone on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:10pm CDT
Deadput wrote:I wonder if we are getting anyone else besides Groove and Blast Off do you guys think we will ever get the Starscream and Conehead (curse Thrust) molds from the Takara Grand Galvatron set?
Anything is possible; but so far no hints, rumors or announcements. You'd think Seekers would be a shoe in too. I'd definitely pick up a Starscream. Especially that sexy ghost version... meow!
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778232)
Posted by Deadput on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:13pm CDT
carytheone wrote:Anything is possible; but so far no hints, rumors or announcements. You'd think Seekers would be a shoe in too. I'd definitely pick up a Starscream. Especially that sexy ghost version... meow!


I myself would like to see a non translucent version of the Starscream version not that the Ghost Starscream is bad but I would like to see a version with normal paint or whatever.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778235)
Posted by kurthy on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:28pm CDT
Woohoo, my plan to get four of these to make a Defensor with 5 Grooves still lives!
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778237)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:43pm CDT
kurthy wrote:Woohoo, my plan to get four of these to make a Defensor with 5 Grooves still lives!

I'm still praying someone does do this and posts it. I want to see it for reals :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778238)
Posted by Rainmaker on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:49pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
kurthy wrote:Woohoo, my plan to get four of these to make a Defensor with 5 Grooves still lives!

I'm still praying someone does do this and posts it. I want to see it for reals :MAXIMAL:


I thought the plan was to buy 4 alpha bravos

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778239)
Posted by Roadbuster on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:50pm CDT
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
kurthy wrote:Woohoo, my plan to get four of these to make a Defensor with 5 Grooves still lives!

I'm still praying someone does do this and posts it. I want to see it for reals :MAXIMAL:


I thought the plan was to buy 4 alpha bravos

:MAXIMAL:


Not sure that was an actual plan or someones idea as part of their strange obsession over the character.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778240)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:51pm CDT
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
kurthy wrote:Woohoo, my plan to get four of these to make a Defensor with 5 Grooves still lives!

I'm still praying someone does do this and posts it. I want to see it for reals :MAXIMAL:


I thought the plan was to buy 4 alpha bravos

:MAXIMAL:

Oh no no no no no no no no no no. Alpha Bravo does not have a chest plate version and Groove does. 5 Grooves. Groovestator baby :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778241)
Posted by Rainmaker on April 5th, 2016 @ 4:52pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
kurthy wrote:Woohoo, my plan to get four of these to make a Defensor with 5 Grooves still lives!

I'm still praying someone does do this and posts it. I want to see it for reals :MAXIMAL:


I thought the plan was to buy 4 alpha bravos

:MAXIMAL:

Oh no no no no no no no no no no. Alpha Bravo does not have a chest plate version and Groove does. 5 Grooves. Groovestator baby :MAXIMAL:


Alpha Bravo can be anything.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778246)
Posted by Deadput on April 5th, 2016 @ 5:06pm CDT
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
Alpha Bravo can be anything.

:MAXIMAL:


Anything's An Dildo Alpha Bravo If You're Brave Enough.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778247)
Posted by Kurona on April 5th, 2016 @ 5:07pm CDT
I would adore a Deluxe Groove release - heck, I'm practically relying on it. That said I'm sort of in a weird (but convenient) spot where I'd be happy to get Groove... but equally happy to stick with Rook and Legends Groove.

That said, and maybe I'm a bit alone on this idea slash concept; but I've been warming towards the idea of Rook and Alpha Bravo being generic drones - this especially helps for me with Sky Reign, where for displays I'd rather not have multiple Hounds, Smokescreens, Trailbreakers and Wheeljacks, but the idea of having Sky Reign instead merge with some generic drones for his combined form helps. Plus it kiiiiiind of harkens back to his original merged form being him and a flat drone thing? Maybe? Sort of? Eh, I just like the idea. Especially when it gives a glorious white-with-accents colour scheme befitting of Sky Lynx.
Re: Transformers May Mayhem Possibly Happening Again in 2016 with Hasbro Releasing Takara Exclusives (1778250)
Posted by ScottyP on April 5th, 2016 @ 5:36pm CDT
mblase75 wrote:I just hope that this figure (these figures?) are a LITTLE easier to get ahold of than Quickslinger and Brake-Neck were. Wal-Mart couldn't seem to make up their mind as to whether they were in stock or not. I ended up ordering from multiple sites just to be sure I could get one copy of each figure.
Revisionist history makes my head hurt. Other than some minor confusion upon their release where Amazon may or may not have accidentally listed them too early, those figures were insanely easy to come by for a couple months.

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