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Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target

Transformers News: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target

Monday, April 11th, 2022 1:23AM CDT

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We have news that Transformers Legacy core wave 1 toys have been found at US retail. The wave consists of Hot Rod, Iguanus and Skywarp. TF fan PurpleStuf found this wave at Target in Ohio.

If you have found them, share your sightings with our community in the sightings section and on our boards in your region related thread.

This sighting was originally posted here.

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Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131022)
Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 7:45am CDT
Thanks to a post on the Cybertron Philippines Facebook page, we now know that Legacy Buzzsaw, Nightprowler and Sandstorm are now available in the Philippines. The sighting was made at the Toy Kingdom store in the SM Megamall. This shows us that these toys are ready for international distribution and can hit the US anytime even though the release date on Pulse is December of this year.

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Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 9:09am CDT
The Transformers Legacy line is definitely aiming to be more than just G1. We got a G2 Optimus in the wave 1 leader class and now we have a G2 Megatron in the wave 2 core class. It is just a redeco of the G1 styled Megatron mold we got in Kingdom so while the deco is G2 inspired, the robot mode does not resemble the G2 body. We do have a G2 logo though, which is more than we can say for many G2 redecos from Hasbro.

These in hand images are from a review Chefatron uploaded to youtube. This Megatron will be released alongside a new Shockwave mold and a repack of core class Iguanus and Optimus Prime.

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Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131030)
Posted by o.supreme on April 11th, 2022 @ 9:14am CDT
I guess this is to contrast with the original G2 Megatron which towered over G2 Prime ( which the body itself was just the OG Prime)
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Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 9:43am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I guess this is to contrast with the original G2 Megatron which towered over G2 Prime ( which the body itself was just the OG Prime)


I don't think they thought past just having a redeco of another tank megatron.
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Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 11th, 2022 @ 11:43am CDT
CBR just showed off product shots of Wildrider. Gotta be honest, I'm liking him so far. Would have preferred a toy accurate head, but as it is, the head isn't too terrible. Definitely loving the vehicle mode though. I really hope that we get a G2 set of Stunticons
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Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 11:48am CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:CBR just showed off product shots of Wildrider. Gotta be honest, I'm liking him so far. Would have preferred a toy accurate head, but as it is, the head isn't too terrible. Definitely loving the vehicle mode though. I really hope that we get a G2 set of Stunticons
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Whoo-hoo! Keep em comin'! That Wildrider looks fantastic!

I fully expect to be vindicated by all the people yelling 'eh, I don't want the new Stunticons cuz reasons'.
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Posted by Lore Keeper on April 11th, 2022 @ 11:51am CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:CBR just showed off product shots of Wildrider. Gotta be honest, I'm liking him so far. Would have preferred a toy accurate head, but as it is, the head isn't too terrible. Definitely loving the vehicle mode though. I really hope that we get a G2 set of Stunticons
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Whoo-hoo! Keep em comin'! That Wildrider looks fantastic!

I fully expect to be vindicated by all the people yelling 'eh, I don't want the new Stunticons cuz reasons'.

Oh, I want new Stunticons. I just want ones that actually combine.
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Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 11:55am CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:CBR just showed off product shots of Wildrider. Gotta be honest, I'm liking him so far. Would have preferred a toy accurate head, but as it is, the head isn't too terrible. Definitely loving the vehicle mode though. I really hope that we get a G2 set of Stunticons
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Whoo-hoo! Keep em comin'! That Wildrider looks fantastic!

I fully expect to be vindicated by all the people yelling 'eh, I don't want the new Stunticons cuz reasons'.

Oh, I want new Stunticons. I just want ones that actually combine.

I think it's going to work out just fine, but I'll reserve judgement on that front.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131045)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:00pm CDT
Oh hey that CBR article says that Wild Rider and Blitzwing are getting revealed tomorrow.

...oH SHOOT WE'RE ACTUALLY GETTING WAVE 2 TOMORROW
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:07pm CDT
Oh boy! Reveals of two figures we've already seen. :P
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Posted by Autobot N on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh boy! Reveals of two figures we've already seen. :P
We hadn't seen Wildrider yet
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:14pm CDT
Autobot N wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh boy! Reveals of two figures we've already seen. :P
We hadn't seen Wildrider yet
We have now, so tomorrow he won't be new. ;)
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Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot N wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh boy! Reveals of two figures we've already seen. :P
We hadn't seen Wildrider yet
We have now, so tomorrow he won't be new. ;)

That's...terrible. Just terrible.

Anyway, the livestream is supposed to be an hour, so there'll be more than just these two revealed (even if that ultimately means 'more figures we've already seen.')

Also, I tried the QR codes on these, and even though they do take you to Transformers.com, they've not yet added the pages.
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Posted by o.supreme on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:43pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:Anyway, the livestream is supposed to be an hour...


Well technically the TF one starts at 11 EDT, the PR one starts at 12 EDT. I predict it will be closer to 40 minutes, because you know they have to "clear the room" to get ready for the next panel ;) .


I hope all of Legacy wave 2 is revealed and we DO get to see something not leaked by a press website before tomorrow morning, but we shall see. I wouldn't be shocked if all we got was maybe 3 or 4 toys, and the rest is about Mobile Games, other licensed merch etc... nobody cares about, but Hasbro got paid to advertise them, so they will.
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Posted by RotorstormNZ on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:53pm CDT
I'm not a Stunticons guy but he looks fantastic! Interesting that the promo material for Blitzwing in the CBR piece says nothing about his extra hands...

Lore Keeper wrote:I just want ones that actually combine.

Well the packaging does say "2 of 5 MENASOR" so I'd say that's a given!
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Posted by Razorbeast88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:01pm CDT
If all of wave 2 is revealed tomorrow, we still have core class shockwave, Tarantulas, Elita 1, Jhiaxus, and Knockout to look forward to. And I suppose we'll see what they do with Soundwave
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Posted by o.supreme on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:07pm CDT
RotorstormNZ wrote:
Lore Keeper wrote:I just want ones that actually combine.

Well the packaging does say "2 of 5 MENASOR" so I'd say that's a given!


Unfortunately the term has been convoluted recently in the minds of some fans. whether all components are physically touching each other, or combined via a frame. To me it makes no difference, but to some it does.

I have little doubt that this new Legacy Menasor will be a vast improvement over UW/CW, but I just have to resist out of principal. I am perfectly ok with the UW version I have, I do not need another.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:10pm CDT
..interesting thing I noticed: Wild Rider seems to have the detailing on his arms lifted wholesale from his CW figure.

RotorstormNZ wrote:
Lore Keeper wrote:I just want ones that actually combine.

Well the packaging does say "2 of 5 MENASOR" so I'd say that's a given!
The problem is that Lore Keeper (and I, and a number of others around here) want basically a new CW-style Menasor so the Stunticon cars actually form the limbs, just with better engineering, not Sunbow-accurate "Menasor" (read: Big Motormaster with cars superglued on his limbs), and all the evidence thus far points to this "combiner" being that second option.
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Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:12pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
RotorstormNZ wrote:
Lore Keeper wrote:I just want ones that actually combine.

Well the packaging does say "2 of 5 MENASOR" so I'd say that's a given!


Unfortunately the term has been convoluted recently in the minds of some fans. whether all components are physically touching each other, or combined via a frame. To me it makes no difference, but to some it does.

I have little doubt that this new Legacy Menasor will be a vast improvement over UW/CW, but I just have to resist out of principal. I am perfectly ok with the UW version I have, I do not need another.

I really want a UW Superion set, but I'm gunshy because of these new Stunticons, so I feel you there.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:14pm CDT
Also, hey, they got the "Wildrider" name back by adding a space in the middle of it as "Wild Rider".

The last few Wildrider toys from Hasbro were instead named "Brake-Neck".
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Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:16pm CDT
I think this Wildrider looks very good. And both modes, too.
Imo he looks better than Dragstrip (relatively speaking).
And yeah that's more of a backpack and kibble than I would've liked, but still overall this is a good sign for the rest of the group.

As I said with Blitzwing, this figure's proportions look great; I just looked at some CW and UW Wildrider images, and while those versions were fine, those lower legs were pretty stumpy.
I also really dig the retro-esque car mode better than the CW version's.

This figure alone is sparking a bit of encouragement for me in that this set may in fact be worth the wait and money.
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Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:25pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:I have little doubt that this new Legacy Menasor will be a vast improvement over UW/CW, but I just have to resist out of principal. I am perfectly ok with the UW version I have, I do not need another.

I'm considering displaying my UW set as individuals with my other Decepticons...

The big potential dilemma will be if I end up liking all 5 Stunticons but not Menasor.
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 11th, 2022 @ 1:31pm CDT
I think I'll just stick with the Unite Warriors Stunticons. It's not about which is better or worse. I just don't want to spend money on a new one.

I also still like the Scramble City aspect CW has, even if I never use it.

I think these guys will wind up being better than the older ones in every way.

But if they do Devestator they'll have my attention.
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Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 2:16pm CDT
Ahead of Tuesday, CBR is giving us a preview of the toy's we'll see tomorrow. Through them, Hasbro has unveiled Legacy deluxe Wild Rider and leader Blitzwing. Since they are a preview for tomorrow that means there is a really good chance we will see the rest of Legacy's second wave. The Blitzwing photos further show us that there was little to no mistransformation going on in the photos we saw earlier and the the blurb does confirm what we all know, his modes are based on the cartoon. Of course, all this may be obvious to some, but many are still struggling with the paradigm shift, mainly because Hasbro never made it clear for all and left it more for us to figure it out as they kept releasing product.

While many have called this generations line "mini mps", Hasbro designers are now using that term openly when presenting and we are seeing what that truly means. Remember, the MP line does not have a strict correlation between price and size, where MP Bumblebee and MP Skids are similarly priced while one is much smaller than the other (one being deluxe sized and the other being voyager sized) and two bots of the same size can have a price difference of over one hundred dollars. None of us question that, but bringing that same logic into a toyline with defined price points, like the generations line, means that toy that have the same height could (and do) end up at different price points. Plus you add the notion of a unified scale, like the MP line, and more focus on animation accuracy than any generations line in the past. Blitzwing is an emblem of this paradigm shift where he truly is a mini MP in that sense. We would not have questioned such slavish G1 accuracy to the point of detriment (according to some) on an MP figure and Hasbro is applying that same logic to this generations version.

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Hasbro has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the Transformers: Generations Legacy Deluxe Decepticon Wild Rider and the Transformers: Generations Legacy Leader Blitzwing figures ahead of their wide reveal tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12. The Deluxe Decepticon Wild Rider retails for $24.99 USD, while the Leader Blitzwing retails for $55.99. Both figures are due for release this July and will be available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse and other retailers starting April 12 at 1 p.m. EST.

Transformers: Generations Legacy Deluxe Decepticon Wild Rider

(Ages 8 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: July 2022)
This TRANSFORMERS: LEGACY 5.5-inch DELUXE DECEPTICON WILD RIDER robot toy is inspired by the animated series, The Transformers, updated with a Generations-style design. WILD RIDER lives up to his name. He’s a bit of a loose cannon. When he hits the road, he drives to destroy!
WILD RIDER action figure converts from robot to sports car mode in 17 steps and comes with 2 Energon blaster accessories. The DECEPTICON WILD RIDER toy also combines as the MENASOR figure’s left leg. Collect other TRANSFORMERS: LEGACY combiner figures to form MENASOR (each sold separately, subject to availability)!
Transformers: Generations Legacy Leader Blitzwing

(Ages 8 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $55.99 / Available: July 2022)
This TRANSFORMERS: LEGACY 7-inch LEADER BLITZWING robot toy is inspired by the animated series, The Transformers, updated with a Generations-style design. BLITZWING terrorizes his opponents by switching between his three modes in battle, laughing all the while! The triple changer action figure converts from robot to jet mode in 32 steps and from robot to tank mode in 41 steps. BLITZWING also comes with a sword, 2 blaster accessories and features a rotating turret in tank mode
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Posted by Munkky on April 11th, 2022 @ 2:22pm CDT
Wildrider does look nice, I'm still not 100% sold on the Stunticons, but they're shaping up to be at least a bit better than the Combiner Wars ones. The more I see of Blitzwing the less I feel like getting one, he's now at the very bottom of my maybe pile. Here's hoping we see the whole of Wave 2 tomorrow, or at least a decent chunk of it.
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Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 2:34pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I think this Wildrider looks very good. And both modes, too.
Imo he looks better than Dragstrip (relatively speaking).


I agree

o.supreme wrote:Unfortunately the term has been convoluted recently in the minds of some fans. whether all components are physically touching each other, or combined via a frame. To me it makes no difference, but to some it does.


Maybe it's because people grew up at different times with differnet toys. For anyone who's a fan of the G1 Devastator toy, or the smaller train combiners, frames are just as integral to the idea of a combiner toy. But for those who got into it with Combiner Wars, it might be different.
I'm a power rangers fan so I'm even fine with partsforming. I just like the idea of building a behemoth.

sol magnus wrote:I fully expect to be vindicated by all the people yelling 'eh, I don't want the new Stunticons cuz reasons'.


Maybe the wise thing then would be to buy lots of Dragstrips as a short term investment.
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Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 2:35pm CDT
Munkky wrote:Wildrider does look nice, I'm still not 100% sold on the Stunticons, but they're shaping up to be at least a bit better than the Combiner Wars ones. The more I see of Blitzwing the less I feel like getting one, he's now at the very bottom of my maybe pile. Here's hoping we see the whole of Wave 2 tomorrow, or at least a decent chunk of it.


I gotta say, that jet mode looks really unapealing in Hasbro's professional photography.
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Posted by palmcd on April 11th, 2022 @ 2:44pm CDT
"Mini Masterpiece" or not that plane mode is unforgivable and the tank mode. though "screen accurate", is ugly as sin.
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Posted by Overcracker on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:00pm CDT
Wild Rider looks excellent. Been pondering the idea of cancelling my Dragstrip pre-order, since Amazon is taking their sweet time to ship it, but seeing Willd Rider now I think I'll wait. Also Motormaster looks excellent in vehicle mode. I guess I'll bite the bullet and and keep pre-ordering Meansor parts even if I'm not completely sold on the "skeleton with cars slapped on it" method of combining.


Blitzwing.... #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Hopefully you can finagle those lower panels into something less awkward for Jet mode. Tank mode and robot mode look great.

The last lingering question Is... What do those red Energon hulk hands go to exactly? Do we know if there's some other figure that will use them? I'm sure they aren't meant for Blitzwing directly even if they come with him. I think it's something like the core class sword parts there's likely some other use for those hands with parts from other leader class figures.
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Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:01pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:Wild Rider looks excellent. Been pondering the idea of cancelling my Dragstrip pre-order, since Amazon is taking their sweet time to ship it, but seeing Willd Rider now I think I'll wait. Also Motormaster looks excellent in vehicle mode. I guess I'll bite the bullet and and keep pre-ordering Meansor parts even if I'm not completely sold on the "skeleton with cars slapped on it" method of combining.


Blitzwing.... #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Hopefully you can finagle those lower panels into something less awkward for Jet mode. Tank mode and robot mode look great.

Yeah, I'm still getting Blitzwing, but there's no helping the jet mode.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:17pm CDT
Wildrider looks ANAZING.
I'm looking forward all the Legacy Stunticons.
:BOWDOWN:

That Blitzwing again.
The bot is fantastic but that "pregnant" jet...
That tank with its "dick" out...
:BANG_HEAD:
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Posted by blackeyedprime on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:28pm CDT
Blitzwings still nothing like the cartoon look for both of his alt modes. Every picture makes him easier to pass on.

Wild rider looks really good, maybe his back bits could have folded away more in bot mode but the main thing is Hasbro has finally learned how to make deluxe cars with out mismatched panelling yayayyayayayayayay! Still really not keen on Drag Strip but I think I'd pick up wild rider with out feeling the need to complete the stunticons as car mode is probably a stand out over the last three plus years of car bots.
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Posted by DeathReviews on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:35pm CDT
Nice Legend Blitzwing photos. Still, 43 steps to convert to tank - and they STILL couldn't be bothered to add a couple more steps, in order to hide the jet cockpit? Even if it wasn't jutting out AS MUCH, that would be better than this.

No gripes about Wildrider yet. Though I'm wondering what they're trying to hide by not showing what he looks like from behind...
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Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:39pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:No gripes about Wildrider yet. Though I'm wondering what they're trying to hide by not showing what he looks like from behind...

When do they ever show what any figure looks like from behind?
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Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:44pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:No gripes about Wildrider yet. Though I'm wondering what they're trying to hide by not showing what he looks like from behind...

When do they ever show what any figure looks like from behind?

Yeah, that's more a Takara thing than a Hasbro
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Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 3:46pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Nice Legend Blitzwing photos. Still, 43 steps to convert to tank - and they STILL couldn't be bothered to add a couple more steps, in order to hide the jet cockpit? Even if it wasn't jutting out AS MUCH, that would be better than this.

No gripes about Wildrider yet. Though I'm wondering what they're trying to hide by not showing what he looks like from behind...


Aa the article states, the jet mode cockpit in tank mode is part of this being a mini mp, trying to recreate the look on the show. So the extra steps are actually to make it look like this.
It's a feature, not a flaw
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on April 11th, 2022 @ 4:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Munkky wrote:Wildrider does look nice, I'm still not 100% sold on the Stunticons, but they're shaping up to be at least a bit better than the Combiner Wars ones. The more I see of Blitzwing the less I feel like getting one, he's now at the very bottom of my maybe pile. Here's hoping we see the whole of Wave 2 tomorrow, or at least a decent chunk of it.


I gotta say, that jet mode looks really unapealing in Hasbro's professional photography.


Crazy, right? These photos make the issues with both alt modes look worse than the ones we've seen previously. Its like they chose the absolute worse possible angle for jet mode.
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Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 11th, 2022 @ 4:34pm CDT
I'm by no means defending Blitzwing's jet mode... It's not good unless viewed from almost directly above.
My thought though, is how many people are buying this figure for the jet mode? Especially with that mode as a first priority?
My next thought, is how many people are truly planning on displaying him in jet mode?
I get it, $55+ for a triple-changer and of course ideally all 3 modes are on point.
It is unfortunate that they packed in really lame accessories that pushed it up to leader class price.
But that robot mode is really good. I have to give Hastak credit for getting these proportions done so well. The same can be said about Wild Rider.
Also, those head/face sculpts are incredible. Which unfortunately (and somewhat surprisingly) can't be said for all recent figures, including Dragstrip.

I do understand if those alt modes were that important for some. And that disappointment could make that price a real turn-off.

But I'm looking forward to him as much as any other figure this year (after SS86 Sludge)!
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Posted by ZeroWolf on April 11th, 2022 @ 4:37pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I'm by no means defending Blitzwing's jet mode... It's not good unless viewed from almost directly above.
My thought though, is how many people are buying this figure for the jet mode? Especially with that mode as a first priority?
My next thought, is how many people are truly planning on displaying him in jet mode?
I get it, $55+ for a triple-changer and of course ideally all 3 modes are on point.
It is unfortunate that they packed in really lame accessories that pushed it up to leader class price.
But that robot mode is really good. I have to give Hastak credit for getting these proportions done so well. The same can be said about Wild Rider.
Also, those head/face sculpts are incredible. Which unfortunately (and somewhat surprisingly) can't be said for all recent figures, including Dragstrip.

I do understand if those alt modes were that important for some. And that disappointment could make that price a real turn-off.

But I'm looking forward to him as much as any other figure this year (after SS86 Sludge)!

It was the complexity and parts count that pushed it past the Voyager price point.
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Posted by DeathReviews on April 11th, 2022 @ 4:45pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:Nice Legend Blitzwing photos. Still, 43 steps to convert to tank - and they STILL couldn't be bothered to add a couple more steps, in order to hide the jet cockpit? Even if it wasn't jutting out AS MUCH, that would be better than this.

No gripes about Wildrider yet. Though I'm wondering what they're trying to hide by not showing what he looks like from behind...


Aa the article states, the jet mode cockpit in tank mode is part of this being a mini mp, trying to recreate the look on the show. So the extra steps are actually to make it look like this.
It's a feature, not a flaw


And here I thought it was only a thing among software developers to deliberately perpetuate mistakes, flaws and imperfections as 'features', and then charge you extra for them...
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Posted by blackeyedprime on April 11th, 2022 @ 5:04pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I'm by no means defending Blitzwing's jet mode... It's not good unless viewed from almost directly above.
My thought though, is how many people are buying this figure for the jet mode? Especially with that mode as a first priority?


Daft thing is, I have TR Blitzwing mold in display in all three forms, Megatron as a jet to represent him borrowing the decepticons powers fighting Optimus. Blitzwing and G2 Megs in bot mode, Vega/M Bison and a Megatron to be repainted as action master tank in tank mode. I wouldnt want Legacy Blitzwing for any mode (he's a bit of a shrimp in comparison with TR bots and I kept TR astrotrain over WFCs astro train voyager with plastic).
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Posted by Sowndwave76 on April 11th, 2022 @ 5:20pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:I wouldnt want Legacy Blitzwing for any mode (he's a bit of a shrimp in comparison with TR bots and I kept TR astrotrain over WFCs astro train voyager with plastic).


I get it. However, I completely disagree with anyone who wants to claim the Legacy version's robot mode is bad (I'm not saying you specifically implied this).
For what it's trying to achieve especially in terms of cartoon-like appearance, it's nowhere even close to "bad".
If we're getting the ER Ironhide mold for SS86, this Blitzwing most definitely could have been in that subline based on the bot mode alone.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131092)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on April 11th, 2022 @ 5:23pm CDT
Can't wait for Wildrider to get retooled as K.I.T.T.!

Ahem. Anyway.

From the box art, Blitz's jet nose in tank mode kinda looks like a canon...
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131093)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 11th, 2022 @ 5:39pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:I wouldnt want Legacy Blitzwing for any mode (he's a bit of a shrimp in comparison with TR bots and I kept TR astrotrain over WFCs astro train voyager with plastic).


I get it. However, I completely disagree with anyone who wants to claim the Legacy version's robot mode is bad (I'm not saying you specifically implied this).
For what it's trying to achieve especially in terms of cartoon-like appearance, it's nowhere even close to "bad".
If we're getting the ER Ironhide mold for SS86, this Blitzwing most definitely could have been in that subline based on the bot mode alone.

Blitzwing was probably in legacy because of slot availability.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131094)
Posted by SpaceEagle on April 11th, 2022 @ 5:46pm CDT
That's a lot more kibble on Wild Rider than I expected, but he does look veeeeerrrrey damn good otherwise. Probably kibble that you can fiddle with to look nicer. Still definitely getting both of these figures.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131095)
Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 5:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:I wouldnt want Legacy Blitzwing for any mode (he's a bit of a shrimp in comparison with TR bots and I kept TR astrotrain over WFCs astro train voyager with plastic).


I get it. However, I completely disagree with anyone who wants to claim the Legacy version's robot mode is bad (I'm not saying you specifically implied this).
For what it's trying to achieve especially in terms of cartoon-like appearance, it's nowhere even close to "bad".
If we're getting the ER Ironhide mold for SS86, this Blitzwing most definitely could have been in that subline based on the bot mode alone.

Blitzwing was probably in legacy because of slot availability.


Or a question of budget. Like he worked within the allocated budget left for Legacy leaders and not SS leaders.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131096)
Posted by william-james88 on April 11th, 2022 @ 6:14pm CDT
palmcd wrote:"Mini Masterpiece" or not that plane mode is unforgivable and the tank mode. though "screen accurate", is ugly as sin.


Yeah, but that just means the eventual MP from Takara will also be ugly as sin in tank mode.

SpaceEagle wrote:That's a lot more kibble on Wild Rider than I expected, but he does look veeeeerrrrey damn good otherwise. Probably kibble that you can fiddle with to look nicer. Still definitely getting both of these figures.


Having looked at Wild Rider some more, I am not as enthusiastic as before. While what they are doing with Blitzwing goes with their Mini MP mentality they've been touting, they do some really odd choices with the stunticons. Dragstrip had those odd shoulder pylons and now Wild Rider loses the shoulder wheels which are present on the G1 toy and animation model. Since there is very little compromising this figure in theory for him to combine, I have no clue why Hasbro didn't just do a transformation that would have the wheels end up in the proper position. Plus, it would help lessen the back kibble (which aside from the wheels, is accurate to either the toy or the cartoon).
Plus, I hate clear plastic hinges, and that's what Wild Rider has for the car front connecting to the robot.

Also, I read the facebook comments on the official facebook page for hasbro where they revealed this themselves and the comments are mostly positive with lots of excitement. So hasbro must be feeling pretty good about this output.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131099)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2022 @ 7:18pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Also, I read the facebook comments on the official facebook page for hasbro where they revealed this themselves and the comments are mostly positive with lots of excitement. So hasbro must be feeling pretty good about this output.
Well, it's Facebook. It's full of "Geewun yes-men" who like anything that looks enough like 1980s G1. The same crowd also praised the Machimina Prime Wars Trilogy cartoon and the Siege and Earthrise seasons of the War For Cybertron Trilogy cartoon.
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131100)
Posted by sol magnus on April 11th, 2022 @ 7:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Also, I read the facebook comments on the official facebook page for hasbro where they revealed this themselves and the comments are mostly positive with lots of excitement. So hasbro must be feeling pretty good about this output.
Well, it's Facebook. It's full of "Geewun yes-men" who like anything that looks enough like 1980s G1. The same crowd also praised the Machimina Prime Wars Trilogy cartoon and the Siege and Earthrise seasons of the War For Cybertron Trilogy cartoon.

"Geewun yes-men?" I didn't know we were elitist around here...
Re: Wave 1 Core Toys of Transformers Legacy Found at Target (2131102)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 11th, 2022 @ 7:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:I wouldnt want Legacy Blitzwing for any mode (he's a bit of a shrimp in comparison with TR bots and I kept TR astrotrain over WFCs astro train voyager with plastic).


I get it. However, I completely disagree with anyone who wants to claim the Legacy version's robot mode is bad (I'm not saying you specifically implied this).
For what it's trying to achieve especially in terms of cartoon-like appearance, it's nowhere even close to "bad".
If we're getting the ER Ironhide mold for SS86, this Blitzwing most definitely could have been in that subline based on the bot mode alone.

Blitzwing was probably in legacy because of slot availability.


Or a question of budget. Like he worked within the allocated budget left for Legacy leaders and not SS leaders.

Ah yes, forgot that could differ between lines

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