Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 12:46PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian and Twincast Podcast host Scotty P found the second wave of Rescue Bot Flip Racers today at Toysrus in North Carolina.

ScottyP wrote:Found Blurr at TRU in Cary, NC. Didn't have Sideswipe or Chase, but they're in the same case so they are also out, just sold out at this particular store already.


Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail

For those wondering if these are worth it, here is a short description found on our boards:

ScottyP wrote:Think RotF Gravity Bots that don't work properly and do less.
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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1918876)
Posted by Va'al on October 29th, 2017 @ 2:46pm CDT
Via online store Entertainment Earth, we have a new image of the persisting Transformers toyline for Rescue Bots, part of the Playskool Heroes monicker and the Megabots subline for the characters themselves. The character of Boulder has a new iteration in the third wave of the line, with Quick Dig Boulder joining Copter Crane Blades and Night Rescue Heatwave. Check out the image and product description below for the wave hitting retailers this December!

Transformers Rescue Bots Megabots Wave 3 Case:
The next big thing is here! Transformers Rescue Bots Megabots bring you giant transforming robots that turn in to really cool vehicles. By land or by sea, these colorful characters are here to save the day! Figures measure approximately 10-inches tall. Ages 3 to 7. Case includes 3 individually packaged robots in disguise:
1x TRA RBT NIGHT RESCUE HEATWAVE
1x TRA RBT COPTER CRANE BLADES
1x TRA RBT QUICK DIG BOULDER
(subject to change)


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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1919260)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 31st, 2017 @ 11:57pm CDT
As most Transformers fans know, Rescue Bots is Hasbro's line of Transformer toys and media meant for the preschool/kindergarten crowd- in the case of the toys, it meant simple (and in most cases, automorph) style transformations. While the cartoon ended last year, the toyline is still going on, as evidenced by the latest sightings, from Seibertron's very own ScottyP and ScottimusPrime; the latter of whom who has sent us the photographic evidence below. ScottimusPrime sent us his sighting from a Walmart in East Setauket, New York, and ScottyP sent us his sighting from a ToysЯUs in Cary, North Carolina. This would suggest that most regular big-box retailers will be carrying this particular wave. If you're a Rescue Bots fan, but don't plan on hunting for these, at least one of our sponsors, Big Bad Toy Store, has them up for preorder.

If you have any sightings of new figures, please let us know with a quick email to news@seibertron.com, with a photo of said sighting attached. Thanks to ScottyP and ScottimusPrime for the heads up!

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1919263)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 1st, 2017 @ 12:10am CDT
Interestingly, I didn't notice this until after it was posted, but that Optimus figure in this wave looks very Hot Spot-ish, deco-wise.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1919335)
Posted by Rysquad on November 1st, 2017 @ 1:54pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Interestingly, I didn't notice this until after it was posted, but that Optimus figure in this wave looks very Hot Spot-ish, deco-wise.


My son grew up on the Rescue Bots. I hope when he gets older, there will be Generations versions of Heatwave, Blades (Protectobot Blades probably doesn't count), Chase, and Boulder.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1919646)
Posted by trailbreaker on November 3rd, 2017 @ 6:36am CDT
Same here!
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1921555)
Posted by Qwan on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:45am CST
This one comes as a bit of a surprise! Boss-bot Seibertron himself has found (in Rolling Meadows, IL) a single-packed toy of Chase the Police-Bot, hailing from Rescue Bots Rescan line, that hasn't been seen before - at least, not on his own. This figure has seen retail release before, but only as part of the larger Capture Claw Chase set. The fact that he is now making an appearance on his lonesome - with very little fanfare, to boot - is quite the point of interest. Figures that were previously part of a larger toy don't often see later release without their sizable accompaniments, so this is quite the rare phenomenon on that count!

Have you seen this minor anomaly of a toy in the wild? If you have, let us know below, and in the sightings section too! And if you've seen his larger Capture Claw counterpart, feel free to add your find that to its own sightings page as well. And as always, stay tuned for more Transformers news - big or small - from Seibertron.com!

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1921568)
Posted by Rysquad on November 14th, 2017 @ 3:23am CST
Hook and Ladder Heatwave is also a similar situation in that the Hook and Ladder Heatwave was released without his trailer but not individually. It's the same Heatwave from the Griffin Rock Rescue Team Set four-pack that also included the essentially re-releases of Rescan Blades, Boulder, and Chase.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1921665)
Posted by kurthy on November 14th, 2017 @ 1:24pm CST
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I also saw the regular scale rescan of Chase as a stegosaurus.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1921892)
Posted by kurthy on November 15th, 2017 @ 10:48pm CST
I also saw this big honking thing and laughed.
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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1924074)
Posted by Card on November 29th, 2017 @ 7:30am CST
First time poster. Enjoyed skimming through the thread. My little guy (3 years old) is obsessed with rescue bots.

Question: Anyone know when the new Salvage and Hightide will be available? And will they be the big Energize size?

My guy has the smaller Griffin Rock Rescue Team size (rescan size).
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1924307)
Posted by Card on November 30th, 2017 @ 10:52am CST
Talked to Hasbro via chat, they cancelled both of them.

"It looks as though the Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Salvage, item #B7459 was cancelled and is not shipping. I do not have any indication that it will start shipping either, I'm very sorry.

They are part of the same assortment and the assortment was cancelled.

This is why we do not provide dates to consumers because the product can be dropped completely. It is a marketing decision."
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1924553)
Posted by william-james88 on December 1st, 2017 @ 11:21pm CST
A new Seibertronian, Card, did some investigative journalism for us in hope that he would get answers regarding when the new Rescue Bot transforming Salvage and Hightide would be available. His son is quite a fan of the toyline and as any good father would, he got to the bottom of it and shared us what he learnt.

He spoke to Hasbro via chat which confirmed their cancellation. Here is the quote from him and Hasbro:

Card wrote:Talked to Hasbro via chat, they cancelled both of them.

"It looks as though the Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Salvage, item #B7459 was cancelled and is not shipping. I do not have any indication that it will start shipping either, I'm very sorry.

They are part of the same assortment and the assortment was cancelled.

This is why we do not provide dates to consumers because the product can be dropped completely. It is a marketing decision."


For those curious as to what exactly these toys are, we have images below. Both Salvage and High Tide are based on previous toys but changed to either be up-scaled or unhindered by a previous gimmick. They were going to be another Amazon exclusive "wave" at one point, which we never got. These toys never being released gave us the presumption that they were cancelled for the US market but now we know it as a fact. However, this does not mean that these toys were never found elsewhere globally since we were able to find some listings from Asia for the High Tide figure. You can also see an image of that completed listing below.

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1924555)
Posted by Lore Keeper on December 1st, 2017 @ 11:38pm CST
I have a very uncomfortable feeling that this is what's going to happen to the general retail release of Grotusque. Here's hoping I'm proven wrong.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1924563)
Posted by WreckerJack on December 2nd, 2017 @ 1:32am CST
Such a bummer. Salvage looks like he would have been fun to transform. But then again I don't know the technical end of it. Might have been costly or somehow flawed.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1924712)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 2nd, 2017 @ 11:14pm CST
Lore Keeper wrote:I have a very uncomfortable feeling that this is what's going to happen to the general retail release of Grotusque. Here's hoping I'm proven wrong.

and the deluxe wave 4 and 5 of TR i have not seen perceptor the jumpstarters or misfire and slugslinger
anywhere in stores just the wave revisions that dont have those 5 and online is out of stock most evry site and ebay sellers want 2-3 times more :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1925381)
Posted by Card on December 6th, 2017 @ 8:23am CST
Not sure if this is the right place to post deals but Artic Rescue Boulder is $ 9.97 on amazon.ca - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01KA6WY6G/

$20 cheaper than Walmart.ca.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1929153)
Posted by WreckerJack on January 1st, 2018 @ 3:48pm CST
We ring in the new year with some brand new Rescue Bots toys listed on Entertainment Earth. For Starters we have a selection of Rescan figures for Wave 18. We have included an image below as well as the case distribution below.

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There aren't any Decepticons around, so it's time for the Rescue Bots to save the day! Under the command of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, this crack squad of robots is here to help save the world, and to give kids a great, big, chunky transforming toy to play with. Figures each measure approximately 5-inches tall in robot form. Ages 3 to 7.

The case includes 6 individually packaged Transformers toys includes:
1x TRA RBT RESCAN CHASE THE POLICE BOT
1x TRA RBT RESCAN BOULDER CONSTRUCTION BOT
1x TRA RBT BRUSHFIRE
1x TRA RBT BUMBLEBEE
1x TRA RBT HEATWAVE THE FIRE BOT
1x TRA RBT OPTIMUS PRIME TRAILER RESCAN
(subject to change)


Next, we have Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Figures Wave 5. These appear to be non transforming figures for kids, but again we give you an image and the case distribution information to see for yourself.

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Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Figures Wave 5:
Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Figures Wave 5 brings big bots to you! Each giant action figure has articulated arms and is designed to resemble your favorite heroic Autobots from the TV show. Each measures about 11 1/2-inches tall. For 3 to 7 years of age. Case includes 4 individually packaged non-transforming figures:
1x TRA EPIC SERIES HEATWAVE
1x TRA EPIC SERIES BOULDER
1x TRA EPIC SERIES BUMBLEBEE
1x TRA RBT EPIC SERIES OPTIMUS PRIME
(subject to change)


Lastly, there is a figure entitled Transformers Rescue Bots Bumblebee Rescue Guard. Alas, there is no image yet for this figure. The only hints we are given are in the product description, so keep your optics open for when we find out more details!

Transformers Rescue Bots Bumblebee Rescue Guard:
Get ready for adventure with the Transformers Rescue Bots Bumblebee Rescue Guard! Playskool Heroes are the perfect toys for tiny hands, and Bumblebee is the perfect hero. This yellow autobot is ready to save the day - and is here to make playtime fun!
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1929178)
Posted by Deathsanras on January 1st, 2018 @ 8:16pm CST
Heatwave as a race-car like Blurr? He won't be happy with that.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1929184)
Posted by kurthy on January 1st, 2018 @ 9:25pm CST
Deathsanras wrote:Heatwave as a race-car like Blurr? He won't be happy with that.


Whatever it takes to add to my heatwave shrine.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Flip Racers Wave 2 Found at US Retail (1929197)
Posted by Flashwave on January 2nd, 2018 @ 12:14am CST
Deathsanras wrote:Heatwave as a race-car like Blurr? He won't be happy with that.

Probably a late addition to the Race Car sets

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