Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 1:32pm CST

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Greetings Seibertronians! Thanks to fellow Seibertron users, Nuclearxpotato, Shiningstar7896, Kaden and Sabrblade, we've learned that Hasbro Pulse (and many third party dealers) have revealed the next line up in the Transformers Generations Selects line (and the first to be redeco'ed/retooled from a Transformers Kingdom toy)! The toy is none other then Transmutate!

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order

This is a redeco of Transformers Kingdom Deluxe Class Fossilizer Paleotrex, whose already freaky head has been turned into what fans would lovingly describe as a nightmare's warm embrace.

Check the link out here for Hasbro Pulse's listing and here for Big Bad Toy Store's listing.

What do you think of this toy? The perfect addition to your beast wars collection or a redeco too far?

Give a shout out in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Hasbro Pulse, BigBadToyStore


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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096275)
Posted by william-james88 on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:33pm CST
If anyone was hoping they would sleep tonight, well tough. Hasbro just revealed their Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate and it is pure nightmare fuel, just as it should be. It is indeed a slight retool of Paleotrex and Hasbro says the use of this partsforming mold is to homage the build a figure Transmutate from 15 year ago. You can order it right now on Entertainment Earth where they are claiming it to be an exclusive.

A nod to the 2006 build-a-figure, the next #TransformersTuesday reveal is a re-assembled classic, Deluxe Transmutate! She features break-apart Fossilizer pieces and her iconic innocent-yet-twisted face as seen in the “Transmutate” episode of the Beast Wars animated series. Available NOW for pre-order: https://go.hasb.ro/3dMUrSW


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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096276)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:36pm CST
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As adorable as Transmutate is, I am surprised to see a new figure. Even a minor retool.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096277)
Posted by Overcracker on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:40pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Oh and for those that are interested, Earthrise Thrust is back in stock via TFSource. I can almost guarantee it won't be for long...


$59.99


$60?

Did not even pay that for Thundercracker and Skywarp. not gonna pay that for Thrust alone.

Also, yeah totally called Transmutate back when Paleotrex was revealed and the rumor surfaced.

Don't think I need Transmutate though. Paleotrex is enough for me. Unless Paletroex is sooooo good when I get him, I need a mother one of him in teal and gold.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096278)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:42pm CST
Due to how botched Thrust's availability has been by Hasbro, I think sellers can charge as much as they like at this point.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096279)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:44pm CST
Easy pass. Transmutate is not a character I have any particular desire for which to have a figure, nor do I think this figure looks so good I have to have it.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096280)
Posted by Overcracker on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:50pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Due to how botched Thrust's availability has been by Hasbro, I think sellers can charge as much as they like at this point.


Yeah, no. $40, $45, I could understand. $60 that's just trying to pull one over people that want a Thrust. Seriously, there's nothing that justifies double the MSRP.

Best thing to do is to not buy it at that price. Otherwise, they'll just keep doing it. But alas, many will want to get it at that price regardless.

My respect for TFsource as a reasonably priced online option is quickly fading away.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096281)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:50pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Due to how botched Thrust's availability has been by Hasbro, I think sellers can charge as much as they like at this point.

Random thought:

Hasbro is reportedly going to keep a portion of an exclusive to sell on their own site (or, ideally, an additional percentage on top of what the retailer wants).

Alternative: Hasbro windows the retailers exclusivity, so that after the exclusivity period is over (say, one year) Hasbro can just straight up make a new batch, large as they like, and sell it themselves or to other retailers.

It's not like the retailer would care about the one item after a few months anyway. They've marketed and sold it and moved on. It'd make collectors a little less antsy about missing a figure or have to pay absurd aftermarket prices.

As an aside, I saw this morning that someone listed not one, not two, but SIX Earthrise Ironhide/Prowl sets on eBay, all for over $100. That's absolute insanity.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096282)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 23rd, 2021 @ 1:53pm CST
As an aside, I purchased two Ratchet/Lifeline sets from Amazon US, as pre-orders a while ago. Which UPS promptly "lost" in transit. The price for them on the secondary market... is not one I'd consider.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096288)
Posted by Emerje on February 23rd, 2021 @ 4:04pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Due to how botched Thrust's availability has been by Hasbro, I think sellers can charge as much as they like at this point.

How is Hasbro mishandling this when distribution is up to Target? I don't know where TFSource got theirs from, but I doubt it was Hasbro directly, more likely from an overseas source like most exclusives that end up on these sites.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096289)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 23rd, 2021 @ 4:19pm CST
Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096297)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2021 @ 5:06pm CST
Hasbro Pulse wrote:Paying homage to the original, this Transmutate figure can break apart into pieces.
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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096300)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 23rd, 2021 @ 5:22pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.


FYI the retailers basically tell Hasbro to give us exclusives or we won't carry your product.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096301)
Posted by alekese on February 23rd, 2021 @ 5:28pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.

Retailers effectively blackmailing hasbro by making continued retail shelf presence partially contingent on having access to exclusives that force consumers/collectors to visit their store if they want them, in the hopes that while there they'll get the rest of what they want from standard retail instead of visiting their competitors is the retailers' fault.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096302)
Posted by transformers_va on February 23rd, 2021 @ 5:30pm CST
Is it just me, or does he share an uncanny resemblance to the Alien Newborn?
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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096304)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2021 @ 5:39pm CST
transformers_va wrote:Is it just me, or does he
She.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096306)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 23rd, 2021 @ 5:59pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.


FYI the retailers basically tell Hasbro to give us exclusives or we won't carry your product.



Imagines Target saying 'we dont sell Monopoly because Hasbro doesnt give us exclusives, you will have to go to mom and pops store down the road that never sells exclusives but has Monopoly'

Not seeing it.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096307)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2021 @ 6:02pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.


FYI the retailers basically tell Hasbro to give us exclusives or we won't carry your product.



Imagines Target saying 'we dont sell Monopoly because Hasbro doesnt give us exclusives, you will have to go to mom and pops store down the road that never sells exclusives but has Monopoly'

Not seeing it.
Right, because Transformers action figures and the Monopoly board game are totally the same thing. >:oP
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096309)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 23rd, 2021 @ 6:14pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.


FYI the retailers basically tell Hasbro to give us exclusives or we won't carry your product.



Imagines Target saying 'we dont sell Monopoly because Hasbro doesnt give us exclusives, you will have to go to mom and pops store down the road that never sells exclusives but has Monopoly'

Not seeing it.
Right, because Transformers action figures and the Monopoly board game are totally the same thing. >:oP


Product is only transformers? Cool beans.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096310)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2021 @ 6:17pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.


FYI the retailers basically tell Hasbro to give us exclusives or we won't carry your product.



Imagines Target saying 'we dont sell Monopoly because Hasbro doesnt give us exclusives, you will have to go to mom and pops store down the road that never sells exclusives but has Monopoly'

Not seeing it.
Right, because Transformers action figures and the Monopoly board game are totally the same thing. >:oP


Product is only transformers? Cool beans.
You're comparing apples to chicken wings. Different brands of different types of products have different standards from one another.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Transmutate Up For Pre-order (2096311)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 23rd, 2021 @ 6:18pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Limiting distribution to random retailers as exclusives is down to Hasbro. Especially to retailers that don't exist beyond the US.


FYI the retailers basically tell Hasbro to give us exclusives or we won't carry your product.



Imagines Target saying 'we dont sell Monopoly because Hasbro doesnt give us exclusives, you will have to go to mom and pops store down the road that never sells exclusives but has Monopoly'

Not seeing it.
Right, because Transformers action figures and the Monopoly board game are totally the same thing. >:oP


Product is only transformers? Cool beans.


They probably only mean TFs but when I first heard the explanation the term used was product. It originally started with GI Joe, as did the wave concept.

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