Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind

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Monday, November 13th, 2017 5:26PM CST

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Are you hungry (hun-gurry?) for more Transformers: Power of the Primes news? The sequel line to both Combiner Wars and Titans Return - in both chronological succession and gimmick borrowing - has already brought US customers the first wave of deluxe figures, meaning that Jazz, Dreadwind and the two Dinobots Slug and Swoop are currently making the rounds across states, from Michigan to California, to Arizona and more! You can check if anyone near you has spotted the figures by using our Database tool here.

With that in mind, why not compare the in-hand images we've showcased so far in our news posts, with the first video reviews of the four deluxe figures, courtesy of YouTube reviewer peaugh? You can find all four videos embedded below, showing off the accessories, bios, cards, Prime Master compatibility, and robot and alt-modes - but no combinations yet, we'll have to wait for the voyagers Starscream and Grimlock for that!







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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921464)
Posted by Skritz on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:11pm CST
You know, it totally hit me who Dreadwind would make a good arm for! Galvatronus! And yeah, I know, he's Dreadwind he's supposed to be a powermaster and not some 'dumb gimmick arm' but what can I say?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921466)
Posted by Caelus on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:19pm CST
Just checked our closest Target - Hardhead, Skullsmasher, Scourge, Blurr...
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921467)
Posted by Skritz on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:21pm CST
Caelus wrote:Just checked our closest Target - Hardhead, Skullsmasher, Scourge, Blurr...


You guys still got Scourge and Blurr where you live?! Damn.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921468)
Posted by Cobotron on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:34pm CST
Qwan wrote:Naturally, the answer to the first question - "do you have any Transformers stock that isn't on the shelves" - was the stock-standard everything-we-have-goes-straight-onto-the-shelves


RodimusConvoy13 wrote:Got a Swoop from my local Target tonight! Guy went in the back and got him for me. Can’t wait to open him!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

What a crazy world we live in?! 8-}
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921469)
Posted by Va'al on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:38pm CST
We have seen the majority of Transformers Power of the Primes wave 1's stock images back in this news post here, and the deluxes from the wave are now showing up in stores across the US. But to complement our previous story on Rodimus Unicronus (which may look like a Shattered Glass Rodimus, but is in fact a corrupt version of Rodimus, imbued with Unicron's influence through a dark Matrix of sorts - the Matrix of Chaos), we now have some clear stock images via Toys'R'Us.ca and fellow Seibertronian ToxicSmoke!

You can check out the mustachioed evolved Leader class version, plus Nemesis Hot Rod, the smaller Deluxe robot/car, plus the purple Autobot symbol all over the paintjob - still not fully clarifying which of the two shields the figure will be wearing as a final product. Check it out!







Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921472)
Posted by Skritz on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:57pm CST
You know, its really going to be weird if this line lacks any big and powerful Leader-class villains especially after just how many we got in Titans Return (Sixshot, Black Shadow and Overlord as well as the out-of-scale Leader Soundwave). Yet comparatively so far its been frankly anemic when it come to Leader-class villains, with only a (admittedly cool-looking) black repaint of Hot Rod/Rodomus. Or is this going to be a mostly-Autobots line for Leader-class figures whereas Titans Return had a lot of Decepticons?

It's just not like Hasbro to not release a Megatron in this line. Its kind of a requirement at this point. Like I know he already had a Leader-class figure in CW, a Voyager (as the Blitzwing pretool) in TR (or two if you technically count Galvatron). I know people don't need a new Megatron so soon but its just weird to not have any major lead villain revealed as a big toy. All we got so far is a new Starscream.

Unless we do get Star Saber as a Leader-class with Thunderwing as his pretool. That would be so damn cool.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921478)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 13th, 2017 @ 7:44pm CST
To everyone who has a problem with Rodimus Unicronus being an evil Autobot, did you have the same issue with DOTM Sentinel Prime's toys? He was the main antagonist in that movie, so all his toys represented a bad guy Autobot. What harm does this one do that DOTM Sentinel's toys didn't do, especially when this Rodimus Unicronus is still supposed to be the same guy as the normal Rodimus Prime instead of a doppelganger?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921479)
Posted by Latebrus-K on November 13th, 2017 @ 7:46pm CST
And the hunt is on! :DANCE: Hopefully these will hit the East Coast by New Year's, but you can never trust distribution these days.
I love the powermaster homage with Dreadwind's armor. They even molded Hi-Test's hip joints!

Also, I have a theory about the leader class. There may only be three new molds per line. CW had Jetfire (released in T30, but could have been designed with the others), Megatron, and Ultra Magnus. TR had Blaster, Sixshot, and Overlord. We've seen three new molds for POTP.... uh oh. Hopefully I'm wrong and we get a Star Saber/Thunderwing after all, but it's looking a little dicey.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921484)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:09pm CST
Latebrus-K wrote:And the hunt is on! :DANCE: Hopefully these will hit the East Coast by New Year's, but you can never trust distribution these days.
I love the powermaster homage with Dreadwind's armor. They even molded Hi-Test's hip joints!

Also, I have a theory about the leader class. There may only be three new molds per line. CW had Jetfire (released in T30, but could have been designed with the others), Megatron, and Ultra Magnus. TR had Blaster, Sixshot, and Overlord. We've seen three new molds for POTP.... uh oh. Hopefully I'm wrong and we get a Star Saber/Thunderwing after all, but it's looking a little dicey.


Retools from earlier lines still count towards the total budget (Starscream, Powermaster Optimus Prime). We got Optimus, Rodimus and Primal for new molds, but retools we know nothing about.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921486)
Posted by Skritz on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:16pm CST
Latebrus-K wrote:Also, I have a theory about the leader class. There may only be three new molds per line. CW had Jetfire (released in T30, but could have been designed with the others), Megatron, and Ultra Magnus. TR had Blaster, Sixshot, and Overlord. We've seen three new molds for POTP.... uh oh. Hopefully I'm wrong and we get a Star Saber/Thunderwing after all, but it's looking a little dicey.


Crap, you're right. But then again, we might seem some serious retooling at works. There is also the distinct possibility that the share engineering between the two previous lines allow allow for more character variation.

It may very well be possible for a previous Leader class figure to get some MASSIVE retooling into something else. If not, oh well. Guess we're not seeing Star Saber, Thunderwing or Deathsaurus any time soon.

...Maybe next line?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921487)
Posted by zko on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:17pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:To everyone who has a problem with Rodimus Unicronus being an evil Autobot, did you have the same issue with DOTM Sentinel Prime's toys? He was the main antagonist in that movie, so all his toys represented a bad guy Autobot. What harm does this one do that DOTM Sentinel's toys didn't do, especially when this Rodimus Unicronus is still supposed to be the same guy as the normal Rodimus Prime instead of a doppelganger?


I like Rodimus Unicronus, and might buy both colors of him and Prime, though I like Unicronus better.

As far as DOTM Sentinel goes, part of that was to throw us off of his character in the movie, to not spoil us with the fact he was a villain... though I don't mind the trick there either... only part I did mind was that they didn't make a leader Megatron too!
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921494)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:To everyone who has a problem with Rodimus Unicronus being an evil Autobot, did you have the same issue with DOTM Sentinel Prime's toys? He was the main antagonist in that movie, so all his toys represented a bad guy Autobot. What harm does this one do that DOTM Sentinel's toys didn't do, especially when this Rodimus Unicronus is still supposed to be the same guy as the normal Rodimus Prime instead of a doppelganger?


I did have the same issue DOTM Sentinel.

I'm a toy-first collector, and so- if he has a Shattered Glass Autobot Symbol he will be on an Autobot shelf. Just like my Collectors club combiner-Starscream.

I was bummed that he had SG-colors instead of MP-09B colors, but it's still close I can look past it. But, as someone that is endlessly upset by the vastly imbalanced Autobot-to-Decepticon ratio, I was still hoping for a :CON: .

Still going to get it, though.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921503)
Posted by Emerje on November 13th, 2017 @ 9:15pm CST
Do we know for sure that Rodimus Unicronus won't come with a Decepticon sticker sheet sort of like CW Megatron?

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921506)
Posted by Va'al on November 13th, 2017 @ 9:29pm CST
Emerje wrote:Do we know for sure that Rodimus Unicronus won't come with a Decepticon sticker sheet sort of like CW Megatron?

Emerje


We do not, which is why I pointed out in the story that we still have no clarification. :D
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921508)
Posted by Emerje on November 13th, 2017 @ 9:46pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Emerje wrote:Do we know for sure that Rodimus Unicronus won't come with a Decepticon sticker sheet sort of like CW Megatron?

Emerje


We do not, which is why I pointed out in the story that we still have no clarification. :D

I read it, but the new images confuse things even more:

Check it out, purple Autobot symbol on the front, Decepticon symbol on the side. Seems pretty likely to me that stickers will be included and someone accidentally mixed them, but I guess we'll know in a few months.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921510)
Posted by william-james88 on November 13th, 2017 @ 9:51pm CST
o.supreme wrote:1. Sludge is a Brontosaurus, not a Brachiosaurus (man as a kid who grew up in the 80's it feels good to say that name again) ;)

The Brontosaurus is still a real dinosaur :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brontosaurus

Cobotron wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:There, I said it, I've still got movie bee and slash and wave 3 (hotrod/doublecross) [strike]chillin[/strike] warmin up my town :
You know, I don't think it's wave 3 that's loitering, it's that damn revision wave that had Hotrod, Twinferno, and who ever else that everyone already bought that is the culprit. For the last 4 weeks the 3 Targets I frequent, have each had 4 Twinfernos and nothing else. It's driving me nuts. I NEED SOME TWIN TWIST DAM MOTT! :BANG_HEAD:

while I cant speak for the hot rods, what cobotron is seeing is definitely the revision wave. I will make a news post about it since I see a lot of confusion. Its actually new (not that anyone wanted it)
https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ion/39261/

Qwan wrote:
So to help quell my self-righteous anger, I ask you, boardspeople - can someone with retail experience explain why it might be against policy for them to do that? I'm sure there's a reason, I just don't know it yet, and when I don't know things I get grouchy :-P


There is a reason and its a good one too, its not part of their job. They will not keep a record of who wants what and call if ever something is found, especially when they could simply put in on the shelf and potentially have someone buy it right away instead of seeing it in a truck, then checking to see who wanted it, then calling the person to see if they still want it, and then put it aside until that person comes. Its just really not worth it and doing it once would cause a precedent. So making it a policy is a way to avoid that and maximizing their time especially since all stores are usually understaffed.

Not a happy answer, but I hope it sheds some light ;)^

Va'al wrote:Are you hungry (hun-gurry?) for more Transformers: Power of the Primes news?


That damn nearly killed me
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921513)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 13th, 2017 @ 9:59pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
while I cant speak for the hot rods, what cobotron is seeing is definitely the revision wave. I will make a news post about it since I see a lot of confusion. Its actually new (not that anyone wanted it)
https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ion/39261/

Aww man, I'd kill for that wave to freshen things up near me, no, I put some stock out a month ago and it was the legit wave 1('17) figures: hotrod, doublecross, triggerhappy and breakaway. I was so pissed since we had just finished moving that wave from our store which had been there since December of last year :BOOM:

[quote]
Qwan wrote:
So to help quell my self-righteous anger, I ask you, boardspeople - can someone with retail experience explain why it might be against policy for them to do that? I'm sure there's a reason, I just don't know it yet, and when I don't know things I get grouchy :-P


There is a reason and its a good one too, its not part of their job. They will not keep a record of who wants what and call if ever something is found, especially when they could simply put in on the shelf and potentially have someone buy it right away instead of seeing it in a truck, then checking to see who wanted it, then calling the person to see if they still want it, and then put it aside until that person comes. Its just really not worth it and doing it once would cause a precedent. So making it a policy is a way to avoid that and maximizing their time especially since all stores are usually understaffed.

Not a happy answer, but I hope it sheds some light ;)^ [/quote]
If you can go somewhere with really nice people and explain things to them, they might make a note, but WJ's spot on with his answer, plus the fact that there's always a million + 1 things to do at a retail store.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921517)
Posted by william-james88 on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:10pm CST
While Hasbro had mentioned something along the lines when introducing Power of the Primes, it was never clear exactly what was going on with the cards that came with the Power of the Primes figures. Now with the wave one deluxes being found at US retail, fans have posted the back of the cards and it confirms that there will be more than one specific card for each character. From all the variations we have seen, it seems there will be one for every possible combination of Prime Master and deluxe, though there is currently no photo evidence of every single Prime combined with one specific deluxe. This may prove a real pain for the few collectors out there who have a collector card collection since that could potentially mean twelve cards for each deluxe. Also, it is not just the back that is different, but the front of the car, on the top right side would also show a different Prime symbol depending on the combination.

Below are examples at the diversity of the cards found so far. Some come from the recent Peugh reviews, others from fans like Anguirus and Gallade as well as many others whose sources were tricky to narrow down due to all the reposting, courtesy of this Power of the Primes frenzy. If any image below belongs to you, please let us know and we will give you the proper credit.

For now, here are several different takes on the same four characters, Dreadwind, Slug, Jazz and Swoop. You will notice how each different Prime gives these characters new powers.

















Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921520)
Posted by Madeus Prime on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:30pm CST
So by my count...

Wave 1
Liege Maximo
(w/ Skullgrin Decoy Armor)
Micronus
(w/ Cloudburst Decoy Armor)
Vector Prime
(w/ Metalhawk Decoy Armor)

Wave 2
Alchemist Prime
(w/ Submarauder Decoy Armor)
Alpha Trion
(w/ Landmine Decoy Armor)

Future waves

Prima
(w/ Sky High Decoy Armor)
Nexus Prime
(w/ Splashdown Decoy Armor)
Solus Prime
(w/ Groundbreaker Decoy Armor)
Amalgamous Prime
(w/ Bugly Decoy Armor)
Quintus Prime
(w/ Finback Decoy Armor)
Onyx Prime
(w/ Iguanus Decoy Armor)
Megatronus
(w/ Bomb-Burst Decoy Armor)

NOTE: I only theorize about the pairings, but given there are 12 Primes (omitting Optimus/the Arisen, because that seems like a doubtful release) and 12 original Pretenders, this lineup isn't too far out of the question.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Jazz, Slug, Swoop, Dreadwind (1921521)
Posted by Randomhero on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:30pm CST
Oh god...you know there’s gonna be that one guy that just starts grabbing everything so he can have every card for characters...

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