Animated Thundercracker

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  1. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member

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    What's his status? Is he still coming out?
     
  2. ChrisW

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    Last we heard from Hasbro, they are still trying to find a way to get him released. Last we heard from Takara, he'll be out later this year.
     
  3. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    ...and Hasbro's job is done ;) 
     
  4. MidnightBliss

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    I am highly doubtful that he will see mass release. I don't even see him as an exclusive. Too many retailers are done with the Animated road. The only way I can see the rest being released is if they are thrown into the Generations line.
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Takara's Thundercracker is the Activator not the Voyager, though.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This would be my preference as it raises the odds of a wide release to something approaching a reasonable chance.
     
  7. alfred p. sloan

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    I really hope he is coming out and seeing US release Packaging before I believe it will.
     
  8. Matt_M

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    "I really hope he is coming out. But I won't believe it until I see US release packaging."

    That's sort of what you meant, right?
     
  9. lars573

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    Won't happen. My sig will tell you why.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    We've seen US packaging for him already, as well as offical Hasbro pics.
     
  11. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    i have him :) 
     
  12. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Looks like a Voyager to me.
     
  13. Auto Morph

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    Seaspray is 'Hunt for the Decepticons' not 'Generations'. Sorry man.

    Generations is indeed a deluxe only line, at least for the time being.
     
  14. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    I stand corrected! Thanks.
     
  15. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    That's just a packaging thing though. Hasbro said in the recent Q&A that SeaSpray's intended to fit in with Classicsverse/Generations. He's Generations in every way except cataloguing, if that makes sense.
     
  16. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I would say with all due respect that Auto Morph is probably closer to the money.

    Just because something was announced as being "Deluxe only" does not mean it will stay that way. That's like the old business of the Alternators being six releases only, and finishing. No, wait, was it only six molds, so the repaints didn't count?

    Point is, I've seen this exact argument before, and I've seen how it turned out then.


    Never take any announcement from Hasbro about their future plans as 100% gospel truth. There's a whole host of behind the scenes factors that mean plans can change at literally any time, for the better, as well as for the worse.
     
  17. Ikkstakk

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    I'd go as far as to say there's probably a Hasbro warehouse somewhere stuffed with sealed, ready-to-ship cases of the Thundercracker-Mudbuster Bulkhead wave, just waiting for a retailer to buy them.
     
  18. lars573

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    Obviously. But I wouldn't bet on it in this case. Generations is set to launch around the fall reset. And movie 3 toy line comes next year some time (spring or summer). Even if they changed their plans Generations life span is between the movies, no longer. In other words just like Universe II. Which means 6 waves. Also probably the reason it's only deluxes.
     
  19. ChrisW

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    Actually, Generations hits in June. At least it does in Canada; it'll probably be available sooner in the USA. There will probably be 8 waves, coming in June, August, September, October, November, January, February, and March. Maybe a 9th wave in April as well. The waves in June and January will probably have 4 new figures each, with the other waves having 2 new figures. 18 total, maybe 20. 10 WFC and 10 G1 deluxes, not counting store exclusives.
     
  20. Dinobot Nuva

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    I think Hasbro purposefully left it up in the air, or they just didn't understand the question. The bio on his packaging references another movie-verse character, Crankstart, who's bio in turn mentions both Seaspray and another movieverse Scout. That's good enough for me, if Breacher's bio also mentions Seaspray that's just icing on the cake.
     

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