Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail

Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 12:42pm CST

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Fellow Seibertron.com member and podcaster ScottyP has just sent us a tip about some interesting Transformers: Rescue Bots figures showing up at his local Target in Raleigh, NC. As you can see in the image below, he has found the new Boulder and Chase toys, plus a first sighting of Rescan Optimus Prime, and Salvage, for $9.99 each! If you spot these in your area, make sure to flag it up in the appropriate section and forums to help other collectors out.

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1647086)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 5th, 2015 @ 2:35pm CST
No! Not yet! I'm still trying to catch up on the stuff that's already out.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1647128)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 5th, 2015 @ 4:31pm CST
Salvage has a strangely compelling design. On the box art, that is.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1647166)
Posted by ScottyP on February 5th, 2015 @ 6:36pm CST
Salvage is pretty fun. I've also noticed these latest ones feel hefty for their size. They'll probably hold up a lot better for their target audience then the mini-Dinobots did last summer. Oh man, the Amazon reviews for those things, wow. Bad.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1647351)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 6th, 2015 @ 8:37am CST
I picked up Boulder & Chase yesterday. Unfortunately, they are junk. Both are EXTREMELY THIN and lightweight. They are also VERY small. And Boulder has one of those horrible transformations like Underbite and the mini Heatwave Apatosaurus.

I will probably pick up Salvage and Blurr, but that is all. Poor quality and a $2 price increase is inexcusable.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1647355)
Posted by ScottyP on February 6th, 2015 @ 8:42am CST
shockblast2 wrote:I picked up Boulder & Chase yesterday. Unfortunately, they are junk. Both are EXTREMELY THIN and lightweight. And Boulder has one of those horrible transformations like Underbite and the mini Heatwave Apatosaurus.

I will probably pick up Salvage and Blurr, but that is all. Poor quality and a $2 price increase is inexcusable.

Dang, really? I thought Boulder especially felt nice and solid, definitely a step up from the Motorcycle Bee/Boat Heatwave plastic quality. Or maybe they were so cold from sitting in my car most of the day that they were partially frozen and if I go back they'll feel thin :lol:
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1647363)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 6th, 2015 @ 8:53am CST
ScottyP wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:I picked up Boulder & Chase yesterday. Unfortunately, they are junk. Both are EXTREMELY THIN and lightweight. And Boulder has one of those horrible transformations like Underbite and the mini Heatwave Apatosaurus.

I will probably pick up Salvage and Blurr, but that is all. Poor quality and a $2 price increase is inexcusable.

Dang, really? I thought Boulder especially felt nice and solid, definitely a step up from the Motorcycle Bee/Boat Heatwave plastic quality. Or maybe they were so cold from sitting in my car most of the day that they were partially frozen and if I go back they'll feel thin :lol:



Yes, I thought Boulder was horrible. You have to practically attempt to crush the thing in your hands to get it to stay transformed in truck mode. And it is REALLY small compared to even the other rescans from last year. Boulder SHOULD NOT be smaller than motorcycle Bumblebee.

Chase isn't much better. Really small and thin, especially at its wheel joints. Its transformation is passable, but is nothing special.

All of this is inexcusable when you consider a 20% markup from last year.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1648243)
Posted by Va'al on February 8th, 2015 @ 5:42am CST
Seibertronian ScottyP is at it again, as his ventures in North Carolina led him to a Target in Knightdale, only to discover the recently revealed Feature Bots from the Transformers: Rescue Bots line. The two vinyl characters with action features, spinning drill on Boulder and axe chopping action on Heatwave,were priced at $4.99 each. Check out the image below for proof.

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1650624)
Posted by Va'al on February 13th, 2015 @ 1:02pm CST
Did you think Transformers Rescue Bots had been overlooked? Look again, below, and find out it is not so! Toy Fair New York brings us another Hasbro press release and product description for the younger animated series, including new characters Salvage, Blurr and High Tide - check it all out below.

PLAYSKOOL HEROES 2015 PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS


Super hero action begins with the PLAYSKOOL HEROES product line, specifically designed for younger kids who are excited for big kid adventures! Based on characters from TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, and STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES, these fun vehicles, figures, and playsets are sized right for little hands and include easy to use features. With the introduction of all new vehicles, exciting explorations are right around the corner!


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS

Inspired by the hit animated television series, TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS fans will recognize even more friendly faces as new characters and vehicles from the show are introduced into the 2015 product line. With all new rescue tools and vehicle modes, little heroes will enjoy playing out heroic adventures.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS products for 2015 include:

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS FEATURED BOT Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available:Spring 2015)

The bots are armed and ready for action! These figures may be small, but with all new rescue tool activations they’re ready for big adventures! The new a ssortment includes HEATWAVE THE FIREBOT figure
with rescue axe and BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION BOT figure with a rescue drill. The OPTIMUS PRIME figure with a rescue saw and new recruit HIGH TIDE figure with rescue claw join the assortment in Fall 2015.
Each figure sold separately.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS RESCAN Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available:Spring 2015)

The RESCUE BOTS are back and ready to roll! With easy to do conversion, kids can play out exciting adventures with SALVAGE, BLURR, and OPTIMUS PRIME figures. The core cast of RESCUE BOTS are also featured in the assortment: BLADES THE FLIGHT BOT figure in classic helicopter form, the BUMBLEBEE figure in his iconic car form, and CHASE THE POLICE BOT figure in classic police car form. Each sold separately.


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE Figure
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2015)

Roll to the rescue with TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE the FIREBOT Figure! Standing at
10 inches tall, the ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure converts to a fire engine form. With a simple twist, convert the ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure from bot mode to vehicle mode. The ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure includes a removable ladder and push-activated rescue claw. There’s no adventure this bot can’t handle!


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS MINI SCENE PACK
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2015)

Little adventurers can join in the action with all new figures and vehicles inspired by the show! With recognizable characters and friendly faces, each MINI SCENE pack contains a RESCUE BOTS figure, human character figure and vehicle featured in iconic scenes in the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS animated series.
Sized right for little hands, the mini scene packs include SHARK SUB CAPTURE with BLADES THE FLIGHT-BOT and DR. MOROCCO or TUNNEL DRILL RESCUE with CHASE THE POLICE-BOT and GRAHAM BURNS. Each pack sold separately.


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS HIGH TIDE Playset
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2015)

RESCUE BOTS fans can dive into big sea adventures as they take command of the TRANFORMERS RESCUE BOTS HIGH TIDE Playset! The new recruit, HIGH TIDE, now acts as the new RESCUE BOTS command center for ocean rescues. Load the HIGH TIDE figure into the command center console, then pull up on the lever to help HIGH TIDE assume full command of his ship. When High Tide needs to dive below for a deep sea rescue, press down on the lever, and twist open the hull to reveal HIGH TIDE converted into his mini submarine form! Preschoolers will be amazed at this easy to do conversion. The High Tide playset also comes with a capture cage with trap door and a crane with multiple rescue tools.


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS EPIC FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2015)

Little heroes can join in on epic RESCUE BOTS adventures with the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS EPIC FIGURE
assortment’s newest recruits! Standing at 12-inches tall, the SALVAGE and BLURR figures are ready to save the day! When little ones are ready to begin their mission, open the each figure’s chest to reveal a command center for the two-inch RESCUE BOTS mini-figures (each sold separately)! The new SALVAGE and BLURR figures join the existing collection, which includes HEATWAVE THE FIREBOT, BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION BOT, BLADES THE FLIGHT-BOT, and CHASE THE POLICE BOT figures. Each figure sold separately.


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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1650681)
Posted by Mkall on February 13th, 2015 @ 2:21pm CST
I'd really like to see some of these guys done up in the Generations Line. Maybe in 5 years or so when the little ones grow up a bit more and want toys from their formative years.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1650697)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 13th, 2015 @ 2:34pm CST
I actually REALLY like that idea. In the same way we got a Lockdown in Generations, I'd love to see some of these characters. Maybe the main four. Heck, I'd also love to see a G1 Bulkhead for Generations... or maybe even out of the G1 Grapple mold or something. (?)

Either way, solid idea. The show is actually pretty watchable ... very story-based instead of just fighting fighting fighting lasers lasers!!! Or loads of new character introduction episodes. It definitely draws you into the little town, human characters, small cast... Makes me want grown up versions of those four robots.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1650922)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2015 @ 11:00pm CST
At BotCon 2014, me and the guys I was hanging out with had lunch with two members of the current Hasbro TF design team. I believe they were Ben Montano and Lanny Panzica. During the lunch, we got talking about things we'd never ever expect Hasbro to ever make, and I brought up the idea of "show-accurate, fully articulated, regular style Deluxe or Voyager versions of the Rescue Bots," and the two of them were like "Now, wait, hold on sec!" They didn't see that idea as much of an impossibility as I suggested it would be, and gave a convincing argument for why Hasbro would be willing to make those kinds of toys, but at some point further down the road in the future rather than any time soon.

They based their logic on how kids who grew up on Beast Wars and Armada are showing interest in the Generations toys for Waspinator/Rhinox/Rattrap and Armada Starscream, and so rationalized that kids who grow up on Rescue Bots now would similarly show a likely interest in getting better toy versions of those characters when they get older, based on that same kind of nostalgia that those who grew up on Beast Wars and Armada display for the Generations toys of those series' characters.

So, yeah, they are well aware of the demand for something like Generations toys for the Rescue Bots, but feel they would do better for not just the collectors of today but for kids of today as well when those kids grow up and graduate into the more advanced lines in the years to come, to better capitalize on the nostalgia they (and we adult fans of the show) would come to have. So if we do ever get Generations Rescue Bots, they'll probably come along in the not-too-near future. But better later than never at all.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651210)
Posted by Va'al on February 14th, 2015 @ 2:36pm CST
As revealed during Hasbro's investor event yesterday, and discussed during the media event we covered here, Transformers Rescue Bots is also getting its share of love from Hasbro at Toy Fair 2015! We saw the addition of High Tide, Blurr and Salvage in various classes and types of toys - check them out below!

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651328)
Posted by Zeedust on February 14th, 2015 @ 5:08pm CST
Is it just me, or doest it seem like High Tide on the show will be the whole boat and not just the mini-sub> And if so, why are we not getting a transforming version of that?
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Posted by Va'al on February 15th, 2015 @ 7:37am CST
The final gallery concerning Transformers products for 2015, as revealed by Hasbro at the New York Toy Fair, is for the bots of a younger persuasion among us - as Rescue Bots brings in some extra recruits in the form of Salvage, Blurr and High Tide, new playsets, more Dr Morocco and plenty of Playskool goodness to the folds. Click on any image below for the gallery!

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Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651642)
Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2015 @ 10:27am CST
We've seen the official images, as well as a Seibertron.com gallery of the recent reveals, and now we have for you a video which gives a demonstration of the Rescue Bots High Tide with Rescue Rig Playset. It features a magical transformation mechanism, check it out right below.

Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651645)
Posted by Rated X on February 15th, 2015 @ 10:32am CST
Why dont they just introduce Decepticons to the rescue bots line already ? They could make them bumbling idiots, buffoons, bullies, etc. How many forest fires can you stop before kids get bored to tears ?
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651690)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 15th, 2015 @ 12:16pm CST
Rated X wrote:Why dont they just introduce Decepticons to the rescue bots line already ? They could make them bumbling idiots, buffoons, bullies, etc. How many forest fires can you stop before kids get bored to tears ?
Why would you want idiotic Decepticons? Wouldn't that defeat the whole point of them being decent threats?
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651804)
Posted by BlueBefore on February 15th, 2015 @ 5:16pm CST
Typical Transformers fans boasting that they know nothing about things as if it's cool to be an idiot.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651830)
Posted by Zeedust on February 15th, 2015 @ 6:07pm CST
Rated X wrote:How many forest fires can you stop before kids get bored to tears ?

...You know, I only remember them actually doing one forest fire. Usually it's stuff like giant runaway mechanical bulls or hypnotic cell phones. Weird stuff.
Re: Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Salvage Sighted at US Retail (1651875)
Posted by Flashwave on February 15th, 2015 @ 8:29pm CST
Okay, the last featered photo with HW on a shelf, the non transforming axe figure, who's the white orange and blue gguy next to him?

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