Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 5:09AM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian MaverickPrime has pointed us towards Mexican toy collector, reviewer and photographer Diatron, who has obtained a copy of the new Transformers Studio Series 09 Toys R Us exclusive figure Thundercracker!

The toy is a redeco of the Transformers The Last Knight Nitro Zeus figure, with Titan Master / Headmaster gimmick and a new headsculpt - while the gimmick is intact, there is no smaller figure formed by the head, however - and mostly blue and grey to cover the light grey of the original toy. You can check out some comparison images below, and a full video review in Spanish!

UPDATE: Diatron sent us some more images, if you prefer your visual to be static instead of video! Check them out below, including some shots of the underside of the box showing the codes you might need to seek out what is most likely to be the last Toys R Us exclusive figure, not only for Transformers.

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker

Transformers News: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Studio Series 09 Thundercracker


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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945387)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 5:19am CDT
<3 the way the pinstriping on the wings play out in bot mode. Also whoever had mentioned Thundercrackers head looking like BW Inferno.... that was right on the money. (now I want to see him done up in a nice cherry red with clearcoat).

Does make me wish we also go thim in Purple with a shockwave head, or if they'd done Skyquake
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945390)
Posted by partholon on March 11th, 2018 @ 5:56am CDT
gods thats hideious.

what a difference a head makes !

its a pity titans returns never did a starscream head. then you could swap it out.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945397)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 11th, 2018 @ 6:26am CDT
partholon wrote:gods thats hideious.

what a difference a head makes !


Well, all the Movie :CON: have alien/monster heads. ¯\_ツ_/¯

I personally find that TC awesome and I may break my own rule and buy it right away at full price when it come out in store. For my SEALED Thundercracker collection.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945399)
Posted by primalxconvoy on March 11th, 2018 @ 6:33am CDT
partholon wrote:gods thats hideious.

what a difference a head makes !

its a pity titans returns never did a starscream head. then you could swap it out.


Titans Return didn't, but Takara' Legends did:

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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945400)
Posted by Emerje on March 11th, 2018 @ 6:33am CDT
partholon wrote:gods thats hideious.

what a difference a head makes !

its a pity titans returns never did a starscream head. then you could swap it out.

The sculpt exists, it was used By Takara Tomy for Ghost Starscream.

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Whether or not the sculpt was made just for this release like some of their other 2-pack Headmasters is unknown, but it does use the Nightbeat body. And more importantly the mold exists now so there's always a possibility Hasbro could use it in the future.

Emerje
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945403)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 6:47am CDT
While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.

Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945404)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 6:49am CDT
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945407)
Posted by primalxconvoy on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:01am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.

Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )


I disagree. Nitro Zeus especially looks fine in any CHUG collection, whereas Cogman's body is a suitable host for Spike/Galen/Fortress.

IMG_20180214_203250~01.jpg


I'm fact, with a slightly retooled chest and recolouring, it would make a great Nightbeat body, IMO.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945408)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:01am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.
Repainted/-tooled into?
A more classic Thundercracker head?
Why Cogman in particular?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Not yet.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945409)
Posted by primalxconvoy on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:04am CDT
Lunatic Prime wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.
Repainted/-tooled into?
A more classic Thundercracker head?
Why Cogman in particular?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Not yet.


Because Cogman was meant to take Nitro's body when he lost his head in a deleted scene from the film. That's why Nitro has got a removable head (which doesn't transform) and Cogman is a Headmaster (because he was meant to Transform into a head for Nitro in the film).
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945411)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:08am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.
Repainted/-tooled into?
A more classic Thundercracker head?
Why Cogman in particular?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Not yet.


Because Cogman was meant to take Nitro's body when he lost his head in a deleted scene from the film. That's why Nitro has got a removable head (which doesn't transform) and Cogman is a Headmaster (because he was meant to Transform into a head for Nitro in the film).

I know that but he's talking about Thundercracker. So why should Thundercracker come with a recolored or retooled head of Cogman in particular?
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945413)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:32am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.

Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )


I disagree. Nitro Zeus especially looks fine in any CHUG collection, whereas Cogman's body is a suitable host for Spike/Galen/Fortress.

IMG_20180214_203250~01.jpg


I'm fact, with a slightly retooled chest and recolouring, it would make a great Nightbeat body, IMO.


I'll admit that Spike on Cogman looks pretty darn good. Though he looks most at home on Fort Max's head.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945414)
Posted by primalxconvoy on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:33am CDT
Lunatic Prime wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.
Repainted/-tooled into?
A more classic Thundercracker head?
Why Cogman in particular?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Not yet.


Because Cogman was meant to take Nitro's body when he lost his head in a deleted scene from the film. That's why Nitro has got a removable head (which doesn't transform) and Cogman is a Headmaster (because he was meant to Transform into a head for Nitro in the film).

I know that but he's talking about Thundercracker. So why should Thundercracker come with a recolored or retooled head of Cogman in particular?


I think they meant if they released Nitro again, instead of Thundercracker, and with a newly retooled Cogman.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945415)
Posted by primalxconvoy on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:34am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.

Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )


I disagree. Nitro Zeus especially looks fine in any CHUG collection, whereas Cogman's body is a suitable host for Spike/Galen/Fortress.

IMG_20180214_203250~01.jpg


I'm fact, with a slightly retooled chest and recolouring, it would make a great Nightbeat body, IMO.


I'll admit that Spike on Cogman looks pretty darn good. Though he looks most at home on Fort Max's head.


You mean Cerebros?
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945416)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:47am CDT
Lunatic Prime wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.
Repainted/-tooled into?
A more classic Thundercracker head?
Why Cogman in particular?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Not yet.


Because Cogman was meant to take Nitro's body when he lost his head in a deleted scene from the film. That's why Nitro has got a removable head (which doesn't transform) and Cogman is a Headmaster (because he was meant to Transform into a head for Nitro in the film).

I know that but he's talking about Thundercracker. So why should Thundercracker come with a recolored or retooled head of Cogman in particular?


I'd Counter, why does he currently have BW Inferno's face on himself? I just think it would have been nice to have a head/titan master. and *if* they wanted to keep the "movie look" well cogman would have *the* option
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945417)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:48am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.

Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )


I disagree. Nitro Zeus especially looks fine in any CHUG collection, whereas Cogman's body is a suitable host for Spike/Galen/Fortress.

IMG_20180214_203250~01.jpg


I'm fact, with a slightly retooled chest and recolouring, it would make a great Nightbeat body, IMO.


I'll admit that Spike on Cogman looks pretty darn good. Though he looks most at home on Fort Max's head.


You mean Cerebros?


yeah. though wasn't the Brave Max pretender shell based off the same design?
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945418)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:50am CDT
But yeah, mostly I just don't understand we got Thundercracker. Unless TRU decided "we want thundercracker" when Hasbro said, "who want's a seeker-esque exclusive" had TRU went, "if you make it BLUE to match our previous exclusive MP release".
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945419)
Posted by primalxconvoy on March 11th, 2018 @ 7:51am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.

Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )


I disagree. Nitro Zeus especially looks fine in any CHUG collection, whereas Cogman's body is a suitable host for Spike/Galen/Fortress.

IMG_20180214_203250~01.jpg


I'm fact, with a slightly retooled chest and recolouring, it would make a great Nightbeat body, IMO.


I'll admit that Spike on Cogman looks pretty darn good. Though he looks most at home on Fort Max's head.


You mean Cerebros?


yeah. though wasn't the Brave Max pretender shell based off the same design?


I'm sorry? What's the pretender shell got to do with this discussion?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:While Titan Master compatible. I can't really say the *regular* heads really match the level of detail/asthetic that the movie line brings. Now if it came with a repainted/tooled cogman... that'd have been interesting.
Repainted/-tooled into?
A more classic Thundercracker head?
Why Cogman in particular?

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Given the vtols I *am* surprised they didn't release him as a *new* movie Thrust (the repaint/tool of.... slingshot (?) )
Not yet.


Because Cogman was meant to take Nitro's body when he lost his head in a deleted scene from the film. That's why Nitro has got a removable head (which doesn't transform) and Cogman is a Headmaster (because he was meant to Transform into a head for Nitro in the film).

I know that but he's talking about Thundercracker. So why should Thundercracker come with a recolored or retooled head of Cogman in particular?


I'd Counter, why does he currently have BW Inferno's face on himself? I just think it would have been nice to have a head/titan master. and *if* they wanted to keep the "movie look" well cogman would have *the* option


Why would Cogman be with a BLUE repaint? That doesn't make any sense.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945421)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on March 11th, 2018 @ 8:13am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:So why should Thundercracker come with a recolored or retooled head of Cogman in particular?


I'd Counter, why does he currently have BW Inferno's face on himself?

His head is kind of a mixture of the ones below.
The beak design of his forehead reminds me of (movie) Starscream and Airazor and there's kinda an antennae design, too, which reminds me of Waspinator.
The eyes also remind me of Waspinator's and now that you say it I get an Inferno vibe from him, too.
Edit: And the way his head widens on the bottom is also Starscream's design.
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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Transformers Toys R Us Exclusive Studio Series 09 Thundercracker - Updated (1945422)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 11th, 2018 @ 8:17am CDT
Also, bit of Alternity Starscream.

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