Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 5:48pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Sightings
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Yours truly stopped in to the local Toys R US in Raleigh, NC today and spotted the Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig, as well as the Tunnel Rescue Drill Set and Shark Sub Capture Set previously only known to be available on Amazon.
It'll run you $29.99 plus tax to party it up on High Tide's boat, and the Rescue Drill and Shark Sub were too busy flipping burgers so I didn't scan them to get the price, but it's likely comparable to Amazon. Probably.
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Posted by Prime Nova on August 6th, 2015 @ 6:25am CDT
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on August 7th, 2015 @ 12:55am CDT
Posted by Zeedust on August 8th, 2015 @ 7:04pm CDT
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:I would like the day we get Rescue Bots in the Generations toy line
Sadly, I've heard that such a day will likely be a long time coming.
I'm just hoping we at least get a transforming version of High Tide's super mode before it's all over. Not that I'm dissing the current High Tide toy, I'd just like one that does that particular thing.
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 20th, 2015 @ 8:36pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 20th, 2015 @ 11:08pm CDT
Both could use more paint apps as well.
Posted by Zeedust on August 24th, 2015 @ 9:28pm CDT
I never thought of that. Proper generations (or even masterpiece) versions would be the bees knees!! Now to wait for ten years......
Probably not Masterpiece, since Takara handles those and I don't think Rescue Bots airs in Japan.
But if they did make Masterpiece Rescue Bots, I'd be hoping for Energize Gear and Burnses (or Greenes) that can drive them
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 8th, 2015 @ 6:01pm CST
Posted by Zeedust on November 8th, 2015 @ 8:58pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2015 @ 9:27pm CST
Anyway, like I said before, Blades looks superbly show-accurate in his new mold, but Chase's new mold seems more like a halfhearted attempt. And both could use a lot more paint, which is unfortunate considering how their cartoon models really aren't that super-detailed in their color schemes.
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 8th, 2015 @ 10:45pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2015 @ 10:48pm CST
These are new molds that are much smaller than the originals, being the size of the Rescan figures, and are more show-accurate in their sculpting being more closely based on the cartoon models.chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 9th, 2015 @ 1:02am CST
Sabrblade wrote:These are new molds that are much smaller than the originals, being the size of the Rescan figures, and are more show-accurate in their sculpting being more closely based on the cartoon models.chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
And they still have no working arms right?
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2015 @ 9:27am CST
Correct. Just like the most of the transforming figures of this line.chuckdawg1999 wrote:Sabrblade wrote:These are new molds that are much smaller than the originals, being the size of the Rescan figures, and are more show-accurate in their sculpting being more closely based on the cartoon models.chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
And they still have no working arms right?
Posted by ScottyP on December 15th, 2015 @ 8:18am CST
These non-transforming figures aren't widely sought by collectors, but they interact with other Playskool heroes figures and accessories, so this may be a fun addition for the young fan in your life. Don't forget to contact our news team when you see sightings that haven't hit our front page yet, and as always keep your browser anchored here to Seibertron.com for all the latest.
Posted by william-james88 on December 15th, 2015 @ 8:53am CST
If you've got a young Rescue Bots fan on your list to tide over next week, it looks like the current is in your favor
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2015 @ 9:20am CST
Posted by RAR on December 25th, 2015 @ 3:44am CST
The buildings are ringing up on till at $19.99 but the tiny mini-figures are coming up as $14.99 - the people buying them have been point out how this isn't consistent with other similar products and haggled this down to $4.99 though - I would guess they are suppose to be the same size /price as a RID Minicon though - so I have no idea why they got put in the system at $14.99.
My criticisms remain the same that they always are though but my general comments would be.
1) Human Articulation - The mini-figures in a playset at least really should be articulated to a better standard - for practical reasons if no other reasons it makes sense to make them able to sit down or raise their arms for the humans - and they have done this with a single Cody figure so far.
2) Paint : this seems a bit better that they have been - better than the Rescue Dinobots anyway.
3) I wish more Rescue Bot robots could raise their arms to use the tools / weapons more effectively as it stands only a tiny minority can do that properly - that shows bad cross branding in my view.
Over all though I like them - I hope they show up in the UK too.
If anyone gets them I'd be interested to see a photo of the cross-sell on the back of the boxes and also any info on if the mini-building do anything or connect to each other or previous playsets at all.
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 4th, 2016 @ 10:08pm CST
Posted by william-james88 on January 7th, 2016 @ 3:37pm CST
That robot circled in red has never been seen before. It shares the same type of mold as Medix the Doc-Bot (shown below for reference) and Survivefan23 thinks this might be our first look at the female Rescue Bot that was teased a while ago. This could just be another toy only character (like Medix) or anther version of Medix.
Who do you think this new bot is? Let us know!
Posted by dragons on January 7th, 2016 @ 4:34pm CST