Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 11:09pm CDT

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This came out of nowhere. Thanks to a whisper from Chuck and a link and images from Cobotron, we now have official images of 3-step Changer Thunderhoof from the Transformers Robots in Disguise line. These come to us from a new listing on Kmart and is priced at 19.99$ US. He is also in stock for shipping, making us wonder where he was hiding during SDCC.

What is very interesting about this release is that this is the very first Thunderhoof figure where his antlers in robot mode actually become the rake in vehicle mode as the original design and animation model intended. This gives me hope that the upcoming Warrior Class will also go this route. Images of the previous versions are available below for comparisons.

3 Step

Transformers News: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed

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Transformers News: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed


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Transformers News: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999 and Cobotron


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Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710330)
Posted by Rated X on July 16th, 2015 @ 11:23pm CDT
Three dumbed down kiddie figures but no standard deluxe figure yet for the character ? RID has been a total failure. The only decepticon to get a serious figure was steeljaw. All the rest have been legends, one steppers, three steppers, shampoo bottles, etc.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710331)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 16th, 2015 @ 11:28pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Three dumbed down kiddie figures but no standard deluxe figure yet for the character ? RID has been a total failure. The only decepticon to get a serious figure was steeljaw. All the rest have been legends, one steppers, three steppers, shampoo bottles, etc.

I gotta agree with this on the whole, piss and moan all you want about these 'being for kids', but it is kind of insulting, not to mention redundant to get almost every figure in both a 1-step and a 3-step, etc. Legends class Underbite and fixit were really nice (that does not mean that I don't still want a deluxe/voyager Underbite), so I'll discount legends from this; but as far as 'aimed at kids' lines go, the foreign simplified line has these beat by miles :roll:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710333)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 16th, 2015 @ 11:34pm CDT
I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710336)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 16th, 2015 @ 11:38pm CDT
As an aside, the 3-step actually looks so much like the show model, it really is a shame it's such a worthless chunk of plastic, I probably would have gotten it, if it had standard articulation.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710343)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on July 17th, 2015 @ 12:17am CDT
Well,it looks nice but I have to say that the legion is better.That being said,how about more warrior class :CON: s ?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710346)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 17th, 2015 @ 12:23am CDT
Lockdownhunter wrote:Well,it looks nice but I have to say that the legion is better.That being said,how about more warrior class :CON: s ?

That would be nice, after the trouble they went through to make each one a unique, colorful and memorable character, the least they could do would be to release them in a size class that isn't garbage (legion class still excluded) I mean, it's not like Prime, where they had a limited number of characters from the show, the first season of rid'15 had a new decepticon in almost every episode, and they were so interesting, and memorable (I stress this, because people buy what is either cool, or characters they know/remember and like)
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710360)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 17th, 2015 @ 3:05am CDT
william-james88 wrote:This came out of nowhere. Thanks to a whisper from Chuck and a link and images from Cobotron, we now have official images of 3-step Changer Thunderhoof from the Transformers Robots in Disguise line.

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Woah, really nice that the rake become the antlers without fake ones. However, these fake arms-windows would have been forgivable if they werent starring in your face so obviously in vehicle mode. Close, but no buy.

Also, I usually frown at the Rated X type complains about "waaaah toys for kids!". However, I find this very disapointing and baffling that such a series with so many amazing :CON: only have ONE of them in the "serious" warrior class. Come on Hasbro. Everyone, including kids, love the bad guys too. What all tose :BOT: will do without any :CON: to fight? Sit in a corner and fap?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710366)
Posted by durroth on July 17th, 2015 @ 3:47am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:This came out of nowhere. Thanks to a whisper from Chuck and a link and images from Cobotron, we now have official images of 3-step Changer Thunderhoof from the Transformers Robots in Disguise line.

Image

Image



Woah, really nice that the rake become the antlers without fake ones. However, these fake arms-windows would have been forgivable if they werent starring in your face so obviously in vehicle mode. Close, but no buy.

Also, I usually frown at the Rated X type complains about "waaaah toys for kids!". However, I find this very disapointing and baffling that such a series with so many amazing :CON: only have ONE of them in the "serious" warrior class. Come on Hasbro. Everyone, including kids, love the bad guys too. What all tose :BOT: will do without any :CON: to fight? Sit in a corner and fap?


don't forget this is an official image, so it's likely they mistransformed it and those windows have a more reasonable place to be to blend in... in other news, Hasbro needs new photographers if they can't even transform a three step figure correctly.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710370)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on July 17th, 2015 @ 4:15am CDT
That is why the Legion class version is better.No faux windows hanging around in alt mode.


BTW,I wonder whether this is mistransformed.Hopefully it is.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710379)
Posted by Va'al on July 17th, 2015 @ 5:15am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Madeus Prime has shared with us a review by YouTuber MightMouse74 of the first instance we've come across of the major antagonist in the Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series, making their debut in the season finale: Megatronus! The figure is a five-step changer, Toys'R'Us Exclusive and part of the Clash of the Transformers subline, and can be seen in the embedded clip below.

Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710407)
Posted by william-james88 on July 17th, 2015 @ 8:06am CDT
Lockdownhunter wrote:That is why the Legion class version is better.No faux windows hanging around in alt mode.


BTW,I wonder whether this is mistransformed.Hopefully it is.


I find fake rake worse than fake windows for this particular toy. I find a Fake rake undermines the creativity of the character's design.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710412)
Posted by ScottyP on July 17th, 2015 @ 8:37am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Yeah I pondered it but then remembered that they probably don't actually have it, just the listing, and I'd end up getting another Bumblebee or something.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710433)
Posted by RhA on July 17th, 2015 @ 9:19am CDT
3-step Thunderhoof again hits my sweet spot. First Optimus, now this guy... Well... Guess I gotta hunt this guy down when he shows up.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710462)
Posted by william-james88 on July 17th, 2015 @ 10:42am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Yeah I pondered it but then remembered that they probably don't actually have it, just the listing, and I'd end up getting another Bumblebee or something.


Wait what?! They do that?!
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710464)
Posted by ScottyP on July 17th, 2015 @ 10:48am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Yeah I pondered it but then remembered that they probably don't actually have it, just the listing, and I'd end up getting another Bumblebee or something.


Wait what?! They do that?!
They have done that in the past, though not with RiD toys specifically, but that is enough for me to avoid it :)

Also a sign this is a premature listing: the scan code on him is not recognized by the app.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710480)
Posted by william-james88 on July 17th, 2015 @ 11:08am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Yeah I pondered it but then remembered that they probably don't actually have it, just the listing, and I'd end up getting another Bumblebee or something.


Wait what?! They do that?!
They have done that in the past, though not with RiD toys specifically, but that is enough for me to avoid it :)

Also a sign this is a premature listing: the scan code on him is not recognized by the app.


Well that is an odd thing that I didnt mention in the article: this 3 step Thunderhoof wasn't/isn't in the app. I believe that is the very first revealed RID toy since the app came live that didnt first appear there (which makes sense since the whole deal is that every toy would be scan-able). He also wasnt on any preorder listings. He really is out of the blue.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710487)
Posted by Cobotron on July 17th, 2015 @ 11:19am CDT
So the lesson is, don't shop Kmart online. But thanks for the leak! :P :lol:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710654)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 17th, 2015 @ 10:07pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Yeah I pondered it but then remembered that they probably don't actually have it, just the listing, and I'd end up getting another Bumblebee or something.


This happened to me. Not with this toy but during HFTD. Basically they have the store staff filling orders and they just grab whatever is on the shelf. Customer Service is a pain too.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710657)
Posted by Fox Thiagarajan on July 17th, 2015 @ 10:50pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I did good? I can haz cookie? Seriously though it looks like this figure transforms the same way as the one-step changer. Also as a reminder, DO NOT ORDER FROM KMART! That is all.
Yeah I pondered it but then remembered that they probably don't actually have it, just the listing, and I'd end up getting another Bumblebee or something.


This happened to me. Not with this toy but during HFTD. Basically they have the store staff filling orders and they just grab whatever is on the shelf. Customer Service is a pain too.


I had a similar experience trying to order Generations figures on their website in 2011. They basically tried to fill my order with shelf warming figures at the time. Thankfully I was able to get a full refund. However, I will still find my way to the actual brick and mortar stores to try my luck at what I may find.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 3 Step Changer Thunderhoof revealed (1710659)
Posted by Fox Thiagarajan on July 17th, 2015 @ 10:55pm CDT
Also, I really want that 3-Step Thunderhoof.

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