Animated Activators "Ramjet" is... Activators Dirge.

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  1. Nevermore

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    A few months ago Transformers @ The Moon discovered a bunch of listings for new Animated toys on Wal*Mart's website. One of them was for "Activators Ramjet".

    A few weeks ago we saw official Hasbro stock photos for Activators Dirge. Some people suggested that "Ramjet" might have been an early working name for Dirge.

    So today I went to revisit the Wal*Mart entry. It's still calling the toy "Ramjet", but it's depicting the already-seen images of Dirge.
    Walmart.com: Transformers Animated Activators Ramjet: NEW TOYS ITEMS

    So I guess that means the case is closed.

    Apologies if this is not news, I just thought it was worthy pointing this out to avoid "ARENT WE GETTING RAMJET TOO?????" questions. :) 
     
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  2. Ravenxl7

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    Well, that sorta sucks. Though it doesn't make the chance of Ramjet getting an Activator impossible, just more unlikely now. Oddley enough I've grown to like the Dirge repaints color scheme, and plan to get him. Here's hoping Ramjet get's a Voyager figure instead :D 
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    Or are Walmart just grabbing whatever stock image seems right to put in there. Maybe someone on their side had the new images but put the wrong one in because it was the last entry without an image and the last image he had not used?
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Walmart Epically Failed with names. :lol 
     
  5. dark69

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    hope ramjet gets one he looked so cool on the show
     
  6. WhiteMocha

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    That's sort of a shame, I was hoping both would be in the works. Ah well, doesn't mean they still aren't, I suppose.

    I do find it odd, though, that the three Seekers released as Activators are Starscream, Thundercracker and Dirge. Why odd? Because they're all blue! After reading Hasbro's concerns for having similar-looking toys sharing shelf-space and causing confusion (say, Animated and Universe Ratchet) doesn't it seem weird that they would pick the three blue jets to release in one mold, right on the heels of one another? I mean, I guess Dirge has a pretty prominent mustard-colored wing assembly, but he's still a blue jet.

    You'd think they would make it Starscream, Ramjet, and Sunstorm, or something (or Thrust, if non-show jets are up for grabs). Then when a kid tells his mom, "I want the blue one!" she would know he meant Starscream and there would be no confusion.

    This is neither here nor there, just some afternoon musings....
     
  7. G1Wheeljack

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    Hopefully we'll still be getting one, Activators or Voyager.
     
  8. Dinobot Nuva

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    No, if this was the last entry without images we'd see Overload, Leo Prime and Dinobot too.

    That being said, d'awww, oh well, maybe we'll get him (Ramjet) as an Activator/Legend/Voyager later on...
    DN
     
  9. Jarodimus

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    Obviously, the image was posted by Ramjet himself.

    "This is what I look like. Seriously."
     
  10. Backstop

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    They still have Wal-mart in Germany? I thought they are now all called Real?
     
  11. Nevermore

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    ... wuh?

    The website Wal*Mart.com is accessible from everywhere in the world, even countries that don't have Wal*Mart stores.
     
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    Eh, those things always looked cheap to me.
     
  13. dark69

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    there not there realy good! *looks over at the 40+ Activators starscreams i have*
     
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    I guessed this was the case, but its nice to have some confirmation.

    :lol 
     
  15. Joe1

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    argh, i wld have much preferred 2 have seen a ramjet. i think mst of u can agree tht ramjet has the bttr colors. i am sure we will get 1 but it is jst a ? of when.
     
  16. dark69

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    not me i love the Dirge colors
     
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    Looks like a pretty lame repaint. No wing modifications? No new head sculpt? No thanks.
     
  18. dark69

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    why would he? this is animated he's a clone
     
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    lol.....I know dude but it didnt click, As from the post I just figured maybe you worked for them or had a contact that did locally so you could check the system, as I was curious with you being in Germany and the Wal-mart's now being Real if it was still the same system. I am slow some days depending on how my day is going. You do live in Germany though right? Sorry for not being on the ball right away :dunce 
     
  20. Yaujta

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    I always thought all of the 'seekers' were clones anyway. At least clones of the Starscream mold, which is why I never understood the fanaticism around these guys.
    Personally, I could care less if they released seekers. I'd rather have new molds of other characters, anyway.
     

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