Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 11:26PM CST

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Thanks to several Seibertronians, such as bacem, for pointing out to us that we now have reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes legends class Beachcomber and Slash. Both are part of the first wave of legends class toys and have appeared at Target in the US (and no where else in the world so far). They both come two per case, as can be seen in an image of an opened case below. Their wave mates are Skrapnel, a slight redeco of the previously released Generations Skrapnel, and Windcharger, who is a completely new mold. All new molds can have a Titan/Prime Master pilot them.
If any of you find thse interesting and hope to find one at Target, please check this article which specifies the product (DCPI) code for the class and how to use it to check if those products are in stock.

bacem wrote:Found a video review of beachcomber and slash.
gotta say, beachcomber's transformation is a bit more complex than I imagined. Liking him now.








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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922586)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on November 18th, 2017 @ 11:53pm CST
bought the whole case?! I felt bad having them get them out of the back room =/. I couldn't bring myself to clean out a case =(
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922590)
Posted by Rysquad on November 19th, 2017 @ 12:04am CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote:bought the whole case?! I felt bad having them get them out of the back room =/. I couldn't bring myself to clean out a case =(


AFAIK, these aren't supposed to be out on the floor yet so buying a case is probably better for the Target Team Member so they won't have to put them back in the stock room.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922592)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on November 19th, 2017 @ 12:11am CST
Rysquad wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:bought the whole case?! I felt bad having them get them out of the back room =/. I couldn't bring myself to clean out a case =(


AFAIK, these aren't supposed to be out on the floor yet so buying a case is probably better for the Target Team Member so they won't have to put them back in the stock room.


That's a point good point. I just feel bad cleaning places out of stock. Is there actually a "street date" for these? I've noticed that BBTS and TFSource haven't gotten any postings yet.

Maybe Hasbro really wants to hold them for the 24th... but that'd be a nightmare for a regular person....
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922596)
Posted by william-james88 on November 19th, 2017 @ 12:53am CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
Rysquad wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:bought the whole case?! I felt bad having them get them out of the back room =/. I couldn't bring myself to clean out a case =(


AFAIK, these aren't supposed to be out on the floor yet so buying a case is probably better for the Target Team Member so they won't have to put them back in the stock room.


That's a point good point. I just feel bad cleaning places out of stock. Is there actually a "street date" for these? I've noticed that BBTS and TFSource haven't gotten any postings yet.

Maybe Hasbro really wants to hold them for the 24th... but that'd be a nightmare for a regular person....

The street date thing is really hard to tell, especially since the implementation has not been consistent, at least from a consumer point fo view. Usually, street dates are only for movie products since they have to be out at a particular time when linked to a film. There was in fact a date written on the cases of wave 1 TLK products. So if there truly is a street date, then it would be written on the cases people have been taking pictures of but I dont see any.

As for buying the whole case, when I trouble someone to get toys out in the back, I always hope to be able to buy as many toys from that case as possible to show that their effort was worthwhile. Thats why combiner wars was so fun. The deluxes came 8 per case and since me and my friend both wanted to complete whichever combiner it was we would just buy the whole case.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922600)
Posted by primalxconvoy on November 19th, 2017 @ 1:07am CST
Are you sure? I remember someone at BBTS telling me that (TF Source?) had a habit of selling/pre-ordering stuff before then as BBTS honoured the official release date?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922603)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on November 19th, 2017 @ 1:45am CST
True again. I guess part of me doesn't like circumventing the idea of "regular people" getting product... but I know we're also in a world where ppl will poach all the Cogmen and double the price leaving the rest to rot. I got a feeling Jazz and Dreadwing are gonna be clogging pegs. Hell... I still haven't seen wave 2 movie figures (let alone 3) on the West Coast. So the idea of someone else cleaning them out *before* anyone else getting a chance bugs me a bit.

Though also... I think stores would do better if they took a minute to realize some figures are clogging pegs and just rebox and ship them out (to discount chains or however they deal with that). Keep the product fresh and rotating.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922604)
Posted by Rysquad on November 19th, 2017 @ 2:20am CST
Got these with Beachcomber and Slash today.



Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922605)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 19th, 2017 @ 3:05am CST
is dinobot slash somehow a part of volcanicus in any way like how legends class groove was a part of defensor? it would seem odd to have this other dinobot that is a dinobot team member that isnt part of volcanicus :-?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922606)
Posted by primalxconvoy on November 19th, 2017 @ 3:43am CST
Rysquad wrote:Got these with Beachcomber and Slash today.





It seems that Hasbro has made errors on these cards, by repeating the same ENGLISH phrase on some cards, instead of the translations into other languages. This was shown in that video review of (Slash), some posts above.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922609)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on November 19th, 2017 @ 4:46am CST
Burn wrote:
Emerje wrote:Windcharger is starting to grow on me...

I would have said the same thing, then I saw the head again.

That is just one big blocky head.

I really like the mold, but I think I remember hearing something about a rumored Tailgate in the line later on... If Windcharger gets a nice new Tailgate head and colors I'll gladly buy one, but I agree that the Windcharger head is a bit clunky. Wait, see and hope, I guess.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922613)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 19th, 2017 @ 7:49am CST
william-james88 wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:
Rysquad wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:bought the whole case?! I felt bad having them get them out of the back room =/. I couldn't bring myself to clean out a case =(


AFAIK, these aren't supposed to be out on the floor yet so buying a case is probably better for the Target Team Member so they won't have to put them back in the stock room.


That's a point good point. I just feel bad cleaning places out of stock. Is there actually a "street date" for these? I've noticed that BBTS and TFSource haven't gotten any postings yet.

Maybe Hasbro really wants to hold them for the 24th... but that'd be a nightmare for a regular person....

The street date thing is really hard to tell, especially since the implementation has not been consistent, at least from a consumer point fo view. Usually, street dates are only for movie products since they have to be out at a particular time when linked to a film. There was in fact a date written on the cases of wave 1 TLK products. So if there truly is a street date, then it would be written on the cases people have been taking pictures of but I dont see any.

As for buying the whole case, when I trouble someone to get toys out in the back, I always hope to be able to buy as many toys from that case as possible to show that their effort was worthwhile. Thats why combiner wars was so fun. The deluxes came 8 per case and since me and my friend both wanted to complete whichever combiner it was we would just buy the whole case.


When I took my trips to Target, the gentlemen who helped me with the Deluxes and Legends said that they were told to put them out at end of November but if they were in the system that they could be taken out early and given to whoever asks for them.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922614)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on November 19th, 2017 @ 7:55am CST
Have any Titan Masters, Voyagers, or Leaders been seen in the US yet? Strikes me as strange that the deluxe would trickle out first.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922615)
Posted by Everharm on November 19th, 2017 @ 7:57am CST
I was able to use the codes and ask a Target Employee (Janesville WI) if they had any in back. The brought out a case of 8 Deluxes. I got 5 of them, and another lady got the other Slug. I got one of each deluxe and a extra swoop for my daughter. (It was their Saturday toy sale for 25% off also)

We got two different power of the prime cards with swoop. So like earlier reports they are random.

I did notice in the instructions for Swoop for forming Volcanus they mention a "coming mid 2018" mention for Sludge and Snarl, but nothing noted on Grimlock.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922616)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 19th, 2017 @ 8:02am CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Have any Titan Masters, Voyagers, or Leaders been seen in the US yet? Strikes me as strange that the deluxe would trickle out first.


Not yet. I’ve been periodically checking that inventory checker with the DCPIs of the other size classes but nada.

Doesn’t surprise me that much. Deluxes are generally the forefront and most common size class out there.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922624)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 19th, 2017 @ 10:13am CST
Everharm wrote:
I did notice in the instructions for Swoop for forming Volcanus they mention a "coming mid 2018" mention for Sludge and Snarl, but nothing noted on Grimlock.


That is because Grimlock is in wave 1 just like Slug and Swoop and in theory should be on the shelves at the same time. Sludge and Snarl are in Wave 2, so they are shown in the instructions before they will be available, hence the reference to mid 2018. We will see the same thing with Hun-Gurr and Rippersnapper being in wave 2 and the other 3 Abominus limbs in wave 3.

I believe this also confirms that so far, Volcanicus and Abominus are the only 2 set teams of combiners, and Starscream, Elita-1 and Inferno are extra torsos with Jazz, Dreadwind, Blackwing, Moonracer and the others from the leak are extra limbs for mix and match play. I'll be interested to see if they even give the torso's combined mode names like CW did with Galvatronus (Cyclonus) and Betatron (Shattorshot).
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922636)
Posted by o.supreme on November 19th, 2017 @ 11:55am CST
So, I went to a local Target yesterday. I had already seen the new PotP deluxes (well 2 of them), at the one near a mall where I live, but the Brickfinder app said they were now out of stock, but another store across town had them.

When I got to Target, I basically just wanted to show them to my son, since he understands we are waiting on :TAKARATOMY: . However when I got there, they were advertising a 25% off ONE DAY sale on all toys, so I figured for that proce, what the heck, we can get a couple. The pegs were filled to capacity however wit that awful wave 4 revision.

I waited a while to try to find an employee I thought would be competent/understanding enough to look in the back for me. One employee actually asked if he could help me, then I made my request. He then referred me to the "toy expert" (some guy stocking shelves that didn't even have anything indicating he was a Target employee)...

I asked him, explaining fully that these were NEW Transformers that were probably in the stock room. He just dismissed me with a "nope were cleaned out..." WTF??? Your shelves are full of deluxes that aren't moving at 25% off...that should tell you something right there.

My wife said I should have asked a manager. I probably should have, but I was so upset at the time I said screw it. If they don't want my money, I don't have time for them.


Bad customer service aside....I do hope that we see a fan-mode sometime that is able to integrate slash somehow into Volcanicus whether as part of him, or as an accessory.

Also I still think there is a chance we will get the rest of the members for the Starscream, Inferno, and Elita-1 teams in later waves. If we get a minimum of 5 waves in this line (really hoping for 6), then that's at least 10-12 deluxes that have not been revealed yet, enough to finish those other teams. I mean I'd rather have Piranacon and Monstructor (or Dinoking) in later waves...but I'm actually hoping they are made into box sets, and the rest of the regular deluxes come as regular retail.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922637)
Posted by bodrock on November 19th, 2017 @ 12:25pm CST
YAY, my Target unpacked their Legends!<!-- ia2 -->IMG_8663.JPG<!-- ia2 -->And I'm lovin SWOOP.<!-- ia1 -->IMG_8633.JPG<!-- ia1 --><!-- ia0 -->IMG_8622.JPG<!-- ia0 -->
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922643)
Posted by YoungPrime on November 19th, 2017 @ 12:50pm CST
Michael Alex Kawa wrote:This Jazz issue is....
the stupidest thing ever.....but I expect nothing less from you rainbow kool-aid drinking pansies, that "look" for something to boycott against, just so you can get off you fat asses and out of your mother's basement for a while, till your next handout comes in from the same government you now hate, all because you believe that a orange skinned white man stole the election from some crooked female that would sooner hose you off her lawn then shake your greasy french-fries smelling hands, while you kiss you lovely "transgender", "Muslim", "Black-Asian", Illegal Dreamer", "Lesbian" boyfriend that identifies as a cat that you met on Facebook.
ARGH!!!!!!
This is why we can't have nice things anymore.........
Oh and I am sorry I am a straight white man and not allowed to have an opinion on this matter.......better get your pitchforks ready cause I dared to speak up against the NEW WORLD ORDER!!!!!
Oh and to all the dumb asses out there, HASBRO is passing the buck, they knew and you would be fools to believe they didn't.
Remember you socialist morons, without capitalism Hasbro would NOT exist


How about I skipped it simply because it paled in comparison to RTS Jazz... Not that I really need your approval for skipping this figure in the first place.

Comments like your's turn people off who actually didn't care.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922646)
Posted by Emerje on November 19th, 2017 @ 1:04pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Are you sure? I remember someone at BBTS telling me that (TF Source?) had a habit of selling/pre-ordering stuff before then as BBTS honoured the official release date?

Different stores, different treatment. For Walmart, Target, TRU and any other big box stores these things are quite literally delivered by the trailer load to their respective distribution center warehouses. This stuff has to be handled well in advance to assure it gets into the individual stores across the country at a reasonable time. From there it's up to the corporate offices to decide when they actually go on shelves unless there's a specific street date. Usually they don't care, but in this case it sounds like Target wants the stores to hold off on stocking these until Black Friday so there'll be plenty of new inventory on the shelves.

On the other hand you've got smaller stores like BBTS and TFSource which are given the same treatment as your local comic shop. Hasbro has a specific start date for when they start taking orders and while there still isn't a street date per se, everything is shipped out to the shops at the same time so it all arrives within a day or so of each other. This gives the appearance of a street date, but it's more like an arrival date as they usually go up for sale as fast as they can get them unpacked and into the warehouse.

Hope that cleared things up.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber and Slash (1922683)
Posted by Va'al on November 19th, 2017 @ 5:49pm CST
Courtesy of our regular source of not entirely through the right channels news, Weibo account tf-factory, we have some scans of the instructions and cross-sell images for the Transformers: Power of the Primes line, and mostly its combiners. These are the images showing with limb is 'meant to' attach to which torso - from a purely marketing and distribution strategy, as the scramble city deployment is still in effect with this line, and you can make up your gestalt with whomever you choose, of course.

From the looks of it, the Terrorcons almost get a dedicated schematic, with Inferno and Moonracer joining Cutthroat, Sinnertwin and Blot, while Hun-Gurr, Sinnertwin and Rippersnapper hang out with Duocons Blackwing and Dreadwind; Grimlock is then joined by Jazz and Dreadwind, while Slug and Swoop go out on a limb; Starscream so far includes Jazz, Slug, Dreadwind and Swoop; and Elita-1 is joined by Dinobots Sludge and Snarl, plus Jazz and Moonracer. Check it all out below, along with an extra shot of Dreadwind's instruction sheet.















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