Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 2:23PM CST

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You'll remember how it was revealed that there are larger, 7 inch Transformers Authentics toy than the 4.5" initially seen, also featuring new designs that hark back to the evergreen, iconic shapes and sizes of classic characters such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Megatron, Grimlock and Soundwave. Thanks to the Snakas blog, we actually have in hand images and a sighting, coming to us by way of the Philippines (where they are on sale at Toy Kingdom for 599.75 Pesos / 11 USD at the time of writing ) for the two Autobots and the Dinobot!

Grimlock also comes with some posed imagery and shots of both modes, while the other two are in package and on-shelf, and some comparisons with the smaller class size Megatron, too - but check them all out below.

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail
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Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935704)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 3rd, 2018 @ 2:31pm CST
If those are the larger versions, that Grimlock looks identical to the smaller one. Are they just official OSKOs of the smaller versions?
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935707)
Posted by Hotconvoy on February 3rd, 2018 @ 2:48pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:If those are the larger versions, that Grimlock looks identical to the smaller one. Are they just official OSKOs of the smaller versions?

There is no smaller Authentics Grimlock, but Prime and Bee are just OSKOs
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935709)
Posted by Emerje on February 3rd, 2018 @ 2:56pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:If those are the larger versions, that Grimlock looks identical to the smaller one. Are they just official OSKOs of the smaller versions?

Is there a smaller one? I thought Grimlock was only available as a larger figure? The small figures we've seen are Optimus, Bee, Starscream, and Megatron while the large figures are Optimus, Bee, and Grimlock. Am I mistaken?

Emerje
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935710)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 3rd, 2018 @ 3:04pm CST
That Grimlock actually doesn't look bad. I just don't like the head design in robot mode, or beast mode.
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935711)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 3rd, 2018 @ 3:08pm CST
Emerje wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:If those are the larger versions, that Grimlock looks identical to the smaller one. Are they just official OSKOs of the smaller versions?

Is there a smaller one? I thought Grimlock was only available as a larger figure? The small figures we've seen are Optimus, Bee, Starscream, and Megatron while the large figures are Optimus, Bee, and Grimlock. Am I mistaken?

Emerje


No, it's just confusing. I always thought that the figures posted just now were always that size. However, the post here and at TFW2005 suggests that smaller versions are available and that they've been compared to each other?

Has a mistake been made and was it by me?
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935716)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 3rd, 2018 @ 3:43pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
Emerje wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:If those are the larger versions, that Grimlock looks identical to the smaller one. Are they just official OSKOs of the smaller versions?

Is there a smaller one? I thought Grimlock was only available as a larger figure? The small figures we've seen are Optimus, Bee, Starscream, and Megatron while the large figures are Optimus, Bee, and Grimlock. Am I mistaken?

Emerje


No, it's just confusing. I always thought that the figures posted just now were always that size. However, the post here and at TFW2005 suggests that smaller versions are available and that they've been compared to each other?

Has a mistake been made and was it by me?


Not naming the size classes is a good way of dropping the ball. There are as of now two Size Classes for Authentics: 4.5" (compare to RiD Mini-Con Battle Pack Bumblebee), and 7" (compare to Voyager Class). The lineup:

4.5"
Optimus Prime
Bumblebee
Starscream
Megatron

7"
Optimus Prime
Bumblebee
Grimlock
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935720)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 3rd, 2018 @ 3:50pm CST
Ahh, so there's no mini Grimlock. For a moment before there, I rather hoped that there was going to finally be a decent, Voyager sized Grimlock made by Hasbro.

Silly me...
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935722)
Posted by Emerje on February 3rd, 2018 @ 3:55pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Ahh, so there's no mini Grimlock. For a moment before there, I rather hoped that there was going to finally be a decent, Voyager sized Grimlock made by Hasbro.

Silly me...

We did see those box mock ups for "Deluxe" and "Voyager" (or whatever they will call them) so there is a chance that we'll get one, but probably not while PotP Grimlock is still on shelves.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935723)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 3rd, 2018 @ 3:56pm CST
The worst part? Optimus Prime and Bumblebee look so similar in both classes, but the smaller ones have no elbows. That's the only way to tell them apart on images.
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935733)
Posted by DMSL on February 3rd, 2018 @ 5:07pm CST
Dang more figures that will flood the shelves, because no-one will buy them.

:-(
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1935973)
Posted by ausbot on February 4th, 2018 @ 7:52pm CST
If they do the Megatron in 7" I may have to get it.
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1936006)
Posted by william-james88 on February 4th, 2018 @ 11:00pm CST
The latest figures in the Authentics line, the simplified figures featuring the evergreen designs, were spotted recently in the Philipines and Cheatron wasted no time getting a review prepared. You can see him reviewing both the Grimlock and the Optimus Prime from that wave. In case people are confused about which figures these are, especially since the reviewer does not use any of the names used in this article, these are the voyager sized simplistic figures that we have been seeing under various names in different listings. There are smaller 4" figures which have Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream and there is a 7" line that just has Optimus, Bumblebee and Grimlock so far. Below is a review of that 7" Optimus and Grimlock.

There is no actual name for the line on the box/card. Hasbro has labelled it as the Authentics line, while this 7" line also goes by the name Project Storm in its store labeling, which is a name we have seen before in listings, not knowing what it was.

These toys are meant for a younger audience and have even stated appearing at Dollar General locations in the US, so please send us sightings.

For collectors who like these designs and would like figures with more traditional complexity, it seems that will be happening as well.

Without further ado, here is the review!

Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1936040)
Posted by Emerje on February 5th, 2018 @ 8:06am CST
Does he really need to refer to the instructions so much?

Still want Grimlock, he just seems like a fun figure. Not necessarily good, just fun.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1937146)
Posted by ScottyP on February 9th, 2018 @ 2:57pm CST
The size classes are Alpha (the smaller ones) and Bravo (the larger ones)
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1937152)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 9th, 2018 @ 3:16pm CST
ScottyP wrote:The size classes are Alpha (the smaller ones) and Bravo (the larger ones)


... This is just to tease Va'al's enemies, isn't it? :lol:

Source?
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1948728)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 27th, 2018 @ 5:58pm CDT
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian MaverickPrime, we have news that the Transformers Authentics figures have crossed the ocean and have landed in North America!

He spotted these figures, which are the 3 larger "Alpha" figures, at his local Walmart for $219 MXN, which is around $12 US. The "Alpha" assortment are the 7", roughly voyager sized figures, and they are Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Grimlock. These "Alpha" figures have yet to be seen in America, though the "Bravo" 5" figures have been, but it is nice to know that the "Alphas" have crossed the ocean and at least landed in Mexico. With this sighting, we can only hope that this means that the figures are soon to be seen at US retail.

For those who don't remember, these Authentics figures are based on the new "Evergreen" body style Hasbro is using, and they are larger, cheap toys with short and simple transformations.

Let us know what you think of this North American sighting of the Alpha Authentics below, and let us know if you see these guys showing up elsewhere around the world!

Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1948764)
Posted by Rated X on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:18pm CDT
All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1948765)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:22pm CDT
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


What wall? :???:

On topic, a Walmart of all places? I guess the smaller ones are for the budget chains, while the bigger ones are for big box retailers?
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1948768)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:38pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


What wall? :???:
The border wall. >:oP
Re: Transformers Authentics Bumblebee, Grimlock, Optimus Sighted at Philippines Retail (1948769)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:42pm CDT
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


You bastard!

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