Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Friday, October 13th, 2017 2:14pm CDT

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Regular source of news Scottimus Prime has sent images our way of the recently released Galvatronus set from the second wave of Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force spotted at the Lake Grove, NY, Toys'R'Us store! The set, featuring Skyjack, Treadshot, Cyberwarp, Cyclonus and Riotgear, was already found by the Seibertron.com community in Ontario, Canada, too - as you can see from the Sightings database right here - so do flag it up if you come across anywhere else on your travels.

Make sure to also check out our pictorial review of the set of figures, which you can find here, and happy hunting!

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 5:56am CDT

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1916360)
Posted by WreckerJack on October 13th, 2017 @ 9:20pm CDT
I may not care for these too much but I will say that Cyclonus has a kinda grumpy/cute face.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917092)
Posted by Deathsanras on October 17th, 2017 @ 9:29am CDT
So what happened with this?
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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917098)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 17th, 2017 @ 10:11am CDT
Deathsanras wrote:So what happened with this?
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I've honestly no idea. that Ultra Bee really doesn't look like he did in the show, the arms are backwards, and the sword is clearly not Drift here. It may have been something very early, but in the comments from the show creators, Menasor was the combiner they had chosen from the outset to do, so....
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917105)
Posted by Kurona on October 17th, 2017 @ 10:18am CDT
Maybe they just chose Galvatronus over Bruticus, or they originally intended to have Bruticus as a third combiner but dropped him early?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917113)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 17th, 2017 @ 10:42am CDT
Preliminary art/ideas rarely reflect the final product.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917173)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 17th, 2017 @ 3:19pm CDT
Deathsanras wrote:So what happened with this?
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So that's where Bruticus came from. That said, it looks like nothing more than a mere pitch, a very rough representation of a concept for executives to decide on. Bruticus was probably used because he's more well-known, plus he's the only shown Combiner in the "Aligned" continuity that the games and Prime are part of. Just to have something more concrete you know?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917181)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 17th, 2017 @ 5:17pm CDT
You know, that Bruticus does look a little like his Transformers Online design run through a RID cartoon aesthetic.

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917505)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2017 @ 11:04am CDT
This video is from last year, but has it been seen before?

Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917640)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 20th, 2017 @ 1:25pm CDT
I was thinking about figures we're still waiting on and wanted to check, are we supposed to get one-step versions of Starscream and Cyclonus?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917646)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2017 @ 1:45pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I was thinking about figures we're still waiting on and wanted to check, are we supposed to get one-step versions of Starscream and Cyclonus?

No, there is no record of that that I know of. But the US is still missing the latest legions.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917706)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 20th, 2017 @ 9:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I was thinking about figures we're still waiting on and wanted to check, are we supposed to get one-step versions of Starscream and Cyclonus?

No, there is no record of that that I know of. But the US is still missing the latest legions.


And the deluxes sorta
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917708)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2017 @ 9:49pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I was thinking about figures we're still waiting on and wanted to check, are we supposed to get one-step versions of Starscream and Cyclonus?

No, there is no record of that that I know of. But the US is still missing the latest legions.


And the deluxes sorta

Yeah and those might never come. The next wave the US is getting according to Entertainment Earth doesnt even have Bludgeon and Thermidor, just Twinferno.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917713)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2017 @ 10:52pm CDT
The Robots in Disguise legion class as a whole has been one of the highlights from the line. It kept the legion (previously known as legends) class alive and brought in fresh ideas and designs along with innovative transformations, especially for the size class. It was also a good way to get several characters at a similar scale and get a really nice team of Decepticons (as you will see below) without resorting to simpler/gimmick figures.

Cyclonus and Heatseeker are perfect additions to this stellar lineup.

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Heatseeker reuses the Strongarm and Ratchet transformation scheme but the mold is all his own with two great looking modes that have unique looks. My favourite part is how all the red from the robot mode gets centralized in vehicle mode along with the killer headsculpt. There is some really minutious detail there with an immaculate spec of blue paint to show his monocle and bring out his Kopaka Nuova look. He also has articulated feet, which Strongarm and Ratchet don't have.

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Cyclonus really blew my mind though. He retains his super sleek altmode but does something no other Cyclonus toy has ever done: show no signs of a robot mode underneath. Through some brilliant engineering, he ends up hiding every detail from his torso in alt mode. Minus the arms, of course, and it is to bad that they don't end up more compact in alt mode. However, they do peg in securely and do blend in with the cybertronian nature of the vehicle.

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A large chunk of the alt mode is folded very neatly on his back in robot mode, but it does en up giving him extra crests behind his helmet. You will see in the images that you can always pose him with that backpack lowered to get rid of that look.

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Speaking of posing, he has far more articulation than most other legion classes in the line (probably the most articulation) with his transformation giving him knees and his arms being on ball joints like Legion Starscream and Windblade.

He has a great colour scheme too, with two purples alternating in different areas, one being that rich deep purple you only see in the sweetest grape drinks.

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My main issue with him is the headsculpt. It just looks too cute and animated, like it belongs in a show for much younger kids. Comparing his headsculpt to Heatseeker would have you believe they were from completely different shows. But aside from that, he is awesome for me.

I am glad to welcome them both to my team of Decepticons!

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917725)
Posted by Kyleor on October 21st, 2017 @ 8:10am CDT
Heetseeker's vehicle mode looks like Steeljaw and Strongarm had a kid.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if someone already did that in some fanfiction or fanart.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917727)
Posted by zatara1701 on October 21st, 2017 @ 10:13am CDT
Cyclonus has a silly-ass grin on his face... Not quite the stoic leader I am used to, not that I want to pick this one up. Just gonna leave it for the kids if I see it, since I stopped watching RID after season 1.

At first I enjoyed it to a point, then it went so far off from Prime I honestly didn't care about the characters, the story or anything else...just kinda faded from my mind.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917739)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 21st, 2017 @ 1:35pm CDT
I doubt since the series is nearly finished that we'll get a new Bulkhead toy(since he's in the new episode) + it would just look like the previous Bulkhead release anyway
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917741)
Posted by william-james88 on October 21st, 2017 @ 2:03pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Mindmaster has some good news for Transformers: Robots in Disguise fans. He found Warrior Twinferno at a Toysrus in Wilmington, NC. However, he only found Twinferno which is a good indication that this is the wave that only has Twinferno as a new figure, with the rest being repacks, and not the wave including Bludgeon and Thermidor. Let us know if ever you find Bludgeon or Thermidor and good luck on the hunt.

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1917777)
Posted by --B-- on October 21st, 2017 @ 7:37pm CDT
Had a chance to fiddle with this mold at Hascon, and I was not impressed. Feels flimsy and has a very weak alt mode.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1918051)
Posted by RustedCross on October 23rd, 2017 @ 1:25pm CDT
I can see them doing a redeco of Soundwave into Bulkhead.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Galvatronus Set Sighted at US and Canadian Retail (1918054)
Posted by Rysquad on October 23rd, 2017 @ 1:39pm CDT
Toys R Us in Murrieta, CA have Menasor and Galvatronus in stock. Picked up both.

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