Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found

Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found

Friday, October 13th, 2017 2:52pm CDT

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When the Last Knight toyline was initially revealed, the stock images of the Voyager Hound toy sported a deco that had logos on it similar, if not identical to, the Red Cross logo. Due to legal issues involved, the deco was changed, and in the Blu-ray/DVD home release, the cross logos were recolored in a dark blue, and no version of the logo involving a red cross was thought to ever be available.

That makes this sighting quite unusual. Seibertronian Scottimus Prime found a Voyager Class Hound at ToysRUs in Lake Grove, NY, which has the previously thought canceled deco on it. The red crosses do have an Autobot logo in them, which was a possible way to skirt the legal issue, but ended up not being used on the finished toy, or in the movie. Is this a factory mistake, similar to Titans Return Chromedome being found with his Takara face, or part of a batch of Hounds that was overlooked? Time may tell, but in the meantime, is you do find more of this figure with the thought-canceled deco, please let us know!

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Hound Deco Variant Found

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Hound Deco Variant Found

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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916317)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on October 13th, 2017 @ 3:00pm CDT
And neither are at the UK yet...
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916318)
Posted by Quantum Surge on October 13th, 2017 @ 3:02pm CDT
Doesnt matter which I get. Both variants are good (plus I can see Red Cross getting mad at the use of the logo.)
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916327)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 13th, 2017 @ 3:41pm CDT
That Hound could be a scalper's prime target. I know for myself that I'd take at least one and keep it sealed if I ever find one of those "Red Cross" Hounds in the wild.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916329)
Posted by nemesis primus on October 13th, 2017 @ 3:47pm CDT
I posted this to a singular thread earlier but I found the Walmart exclusive Hot Rod in Asda today. Same price as every other deluxe for sale, but still no sign of wave 3 anywhere
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916337)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 13th, 2017 @ 5:06pm CDT
Neat. Wouldn't mind Hound.
I finally got sick of waiting for Bee to turn up on shelves and just ordered him for £29.99 which is still silly money for a Deluxe but he's a real nice one and at least it's over and done with now. Or it will be when he arrives and takes his place next to my jazzed up voyager Optimus Prime.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916339)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 13th, 2017 @ 5:12pm CDT
I just opened the TrU exclusive MoC deluxe Megatron and it's not too bad. It's WAY better looking than the original, but the bot mode have a flimsy waist. Still, I'm glad I got it for relatively cheap.

As for Skullitron, I'll keep that one sealed as a representative of TLK for my SOC collection. However, hanging him on the was required a big-ass nail. Next week, I'll make up for it by finally buying and opening Steelbane.
(My rules for my MOSC collection is buying on sale whenever possible and only repaints or duplicates of things that I already played with.)
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916505)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 14th, 2017 @ 3:48pm CDT
So I asked at my local Walmart if they had any more TLK stuff in the back.

Know what they said?

They haven't ordered anything TLK related since the giant flip and change Hot rod. And they are not ordering any more TLK stuff since stuff stocked in April haven't moved.

So TLK is dead in the only store that sells TFs within 45 minutes of me... and it never went past wave 1.

The distribution of this line is and was absolute crap. The fact that the only thing I saw between 10 different stores TLK related past wave 1 was some wave 2 legions, wave 2 1-steps, Nitro and Scorn twice, and half the TRU exclusives and Walmart exclusives.

And, seeing as many of you had the same experience, I am let down, disappointed, angered, and depressed. This line had so many great figures past wave 1, and most of us had to go online or are still struggling to find things. It is ridiculous.

At the very least, the only guys I have yet to get are new Bee, Cogman, and the legion wave with Hound and dragonstorm.

But still, most of my TLK stuff was either from online or Canada. Cybertron, Prime, Barricade, Berserker, Infernocus, and the wave 2 legions were the only ones I found in store
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916617)
Posted by King Kuuga on October 15th, 2017 @ 3:24am CDT
I dunno, it seems like toys were distributed fine, the problem was that the first wave was half redecos from AOE which most people recognized and didn't want, so with retailers front-loading a line like always, stock moved slower so whenever they restocked from the back it was still wave 1. Thus, waves 2 and beyond never reached saturation. So the problem was the assortment of figures in the first wave. If they had stuck the redecos at the end, we might be better off.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916627)
Posted by Qwan on October 15th, 2017 @ 5:39am CDT
Agreed. This would be on of the few times that I actually would blame Hasbro for the distribution woes of this line - not because they're in charge of distribution (they're still not :P ) but because their wave assortments were probably the worst decision made in recent years.

Front-ending the line with a character that had literally 5 seconds of screentime, a repaint of the least-recognisable and arguably worst-looking Dinobot from AoE, yet another Bumblebee who is an objectively-inferior repaint and not even the new mold they made for this movie, and exactly one new mold of a character that had any significant ("significant") presence in the film... yeah, Hasbro really shot themselves in the foot from the get-go this time around. Even the Voyagers are the same trend, albeit to a lesser extent - nobody wanted a boring-colored (if movie-accurate) Grimlock repaint and the Optimus, while an okay decision since Optimus is always a decently safe bet, didn't actually do anything to help since the accompanying Grimlocks still had to move before stores would restock with another (hopefully newer) shipment.

At this point I've all but given up hope of seeing Deluxes past Wave 1 near me - every single store still has a Slash and Berserker or two clogging the pegs - and while I managed to find all Voyager waves by total fluke, it was just the one case of Wave 3 and now we're back to Hounds and Grimlocks everywhere again. I just hope that the lesson Hasbro "learns" from this doesn't end up being "well the Generations-style toys from TLK didn't sell well, so I guess nobody wants them and we should stop making them". Hopefully they get the message as intended - we don't like repaints of stuff we already have, it's not that we don't like good Movie toys. The problem with voting with one's wallet is that wallets are notoriously inarticulate :-P

(On another note, since I picked up the Grimlock repaint on sale a couple weeks ago I now technically have every Voyager released under the TLK line. Maybe I'll do an ultimate-Voyager-comparison post or something when I can be bothered. Spoilers, Grimlock and Prime are at the bottom and everyone else is at the top.)
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916646)
Posted by william-james88 on October 15th, 2017 @ 8:23am CDT
King Kuuga wrote:I dunno, it seems like toys were distributed fine, the problem was that the first wave was half redecos from AOE which most people recognized and didn't want.

This is untrue, the bee redeco sold very well compared to his wave mates.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916655)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 15th, 2017 @ 10:02am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:I dunno, it seems like toys were distributed fine, the problem was that the first wave was half redecos from AOE which most people recognized and didn't want.

This is untrue, the bee redeco sold very well compared to his wave mates.


That Bee was ironically a good call. It's the dinobots that shelfwarm the hardest.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916876)
Posted by Va'al on October 16th, 2017 @ 12:37pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian MemphisR56 has sent in notification of a possible first sighting, not only for the UK but worldwide, of figure from the second wave (full information here) of the Transformers: The Last Knight Allspark Tech figures! Specifically, the UK Toys'R'Us website is listing Drift, Barricade and Hound as available for delivery - along with Fidget Cubes, and the starter pack with Shadow Spark Optimus.

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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1916951)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on October 16th, 2017 @ 4:14pm CDT
I have seen them in asda along with the small die cast cars and figures, and in Fenwick's here in the UK this weekend.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917019)
Posted by Bronzewolf on October 16th, 2017 @ 10:58pm CDT
Thanks to a report from Seibertronian westjames/notirish, we have two interesting pieces of news, both relating to the Transformers The Last Knight Deluxe Hot Rod figure! First up is another chance to grab this elusive figure, as he is now back in stock at Walmart.com!

Second is the strangest story: Hot Rod has been listed on Target.com in the US. This is the second time the (apparently former) Walmart exclusive figure has appeared on a non-Walmart website, further confirming that something behind the scenes has happened to change the exclusitivity of the figure. This might be good news for collectors and fans however, as, while he hasn't been spotted anywhere in the US at physical retail yet, he might crop up in additional big box stores other than Walmart.

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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917044)
Posted by Autobot N on October 17th, 2017 @ 1:16am CDT
This is officially weirder than #Braingate.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917045)
Posted by Bronzewolf on October 17th, 2017 @ 1:17am CDT
Autobot N wrote:This is officially weirder than #Braingate.

Holy **** ROD GATE. It's been in front of us the whole time! Give me a moment...

EDIT:
There we go, new addition to the conspiracy list. :lol: Stay woke, people!
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917051)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 17th, 2017 @ 2:21am CDT
Both are already sold out
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917053)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 17th, 2017 @ 2:46am CDT
Autobot N wrote:This is officially weirder than #Braingate.


Not quite, just odd. Brainstorm had the unfortunate effect of being (originally?) part of the main retail Deluxe assortment with the assortment code on his packaging, instead of being a standalone item with a single product code.
Speaking of which, RiD 2015 Deluxe Starscream has two: one for the TRU Clash of the Transformers, and another for the general Warriors Class for whatever reason (deco glitch?). The same thing may be true for Hot Rod, something that his original Amazon listing hinted at. Currently I have these recorded:

- C2919, from the Asia releases, directly from the toy
- C4058, from the Amazon listing
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917246)
Posted by physucks on October 18th, 2017 @ 7:58am CDT
The has the same lower legs as Lockdown.
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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Hound Deco Variant Found (1917247)
Posted by Kurona on October 18th, 2017 @ 8:00am CDT
And, it looks like, the same wheels. Are any other parts shared? I think that's everything.

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