Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail

Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 5:48pm CDT

Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: ScottyP   Views: 27,711

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When it rains sightings, it certainly pours. This analogy may imply that we're getting soaked in our news cycle today, but this ain't Sea World, it's as real as it gets because now we have Rescue Bots toy sighting news to report.

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.

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail

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.

If you see any new toys at retail that we haven't made a news post about yet, and they're still, well, new, be sure to let our News Crew know here, and if you see these particular toys locally be sure to let your fellow collectors know in your local Sightings Thread

Credit(s): ScottyP


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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1716127)
Posted by Prime Nova on August 6th, 2015 @ 6:25am CDT
We should have them in the UK soon but at £5 more at £29.99 ($38)
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1716285)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on August 7th, 2015 @ 12:55am CDT
I would like the day we get Rescue Bots in the Generations toy line
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1716692)
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.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1719600)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 20th, 2015 @ 8:36pm CDT
It's been a while since we have had some new Transformers Rescue Bots toy news. Thanks to the Hasbro.com, we have the first looks at the new Chase The Police-Bot and Blades The Flight-Bot and also Mr. Potato Head Heatwave The Fire-Bot and Mr. Potato Head Boulder The Construction-Bot in-package shots. Look for these to be release soon.

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1719622)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 20th, 2015 @ 11:08pm CDT
Blades appears to be sculpted more show-accurately. Chase, on the other hand...


Both could use more paint apps as well.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1720646)
Posted by Zeedust on August 24th, 2015 @ 9:28pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote::shock:

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
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740015)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 8th, 2015 @ 6:01pm CST
We have a new Transformers Rescue Bots sighting coming at you from Mount Prospect, IL. Chase and Blades were found at a Walmart there by Seibertron. We actually got our first look at these guys a few months ago on the Hasbro website. If you are in need of a new Rescue Bots toy fix then it wouldn't hurt to head on down to your local Walmart and see if these guys are in stock. If you have a new toy sighting then use the Contact Us link at the top right hand corner and let us know so we can spread the word.

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740089)
Posted by Zeedust on November 8th, 2015 @ 8:58pm CST
Chase has some room for improvement, but Blades actually looks pretty neat.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740112)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2015 @ 9:27pm CST
I got an email notification for this thread, but clicking any link to it from the email brought me to a "ERROR 404: PAGE NOT FOUND" page. Had to get here the old-fashioned way instead.

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.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740130)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 8th, 2015 @ 10:45pm CST
Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740133)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2015 @ 10:48pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
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.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740140)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 9th, 2015 @ 1:02am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
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.


And they still have no working arms right?
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1740179)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2015 @ 9:27am CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, what's the difference between these figures and their original releases?
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.


And they still have no working arms right?
Correct. Just like the most of the transforming figures of this line.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1748108)
Posted by ScottyP on December 15th, 2015 @ 8:18am CST
There's no doubt that some Seibertronians are going to be out and about doing some holiday shopping over the next week and a half. 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 as the Transformers: Rescue Bots Epic Figure, High Tide, is out at US retail. This was found by yours truly yesterday at a Target store in Raleigh, NC for the oddball price of $10.19.

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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.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1748122)
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


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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1748131)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2015 @ 9:20am CST
The RB Epic figures are the only Titan Hero-esuqe figures I buy due to A) their added level of interactivity with other figures in the line via their chest cockpits, and B) their not completely lacking in painted color.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1750289)
Posted by RAR on December 25th, 2015 @ 3:44am CST
It's nice to see that some people found those new Transforming Minicon pet things - and the mini-building that also come with similar (but slightly smaller) pets - they are really cute.

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 - 8-} 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.

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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.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1752028)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 4th, 2016 @ 10:08pm CST
It's a new year and we have new Transformers Rescue Bots toy sightings. This sighting comes to us from Target in Raleigh, NC where Twincast Podcaster ScottyP sends us images of the Griffin Rock Garage playset for $19.99 and also Drake & Servo for $14.99. The price for Drake and Servo may be a mistake since Hasbro MSRP on these guys is $4.99. If you have a new toy sighting near you, please drop us a line at Sightings@Seibertron.com with a picture of your new find. You can also check out our Toys Sighting Forum to see what other collectors near you have found.

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1753067)
Posted by william-james88 on January 7th, 2016 @ 3:37pm CST
Fellow Seibertronian Survivefan23 reached out to us with a fun discovery. He sent us a picture of the back of the recent Hook & Ladder Heatwave which shows a new reveal.

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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!

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig and New Vehicle Sets at US Retail (1753082)
Posted by dragons on January 7th, 2016 @ 4:34pm CST
Ok looking figure, someone says mold always think of jello molds to make different jello shapes

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