New Cybertron Drag Race 2-pack with Hot Shot and Override on Ebay

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  1. Super_Megatron

    Super_Megatron Twitter: @Super_Megatron Administrator

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    <a href="http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages/1137254380.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages//thumbs/1137254380.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=5 border=0 alt="The Transformers - TFW2005.com" align=left></a><a href="http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages/1137254392.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages//thumbs/1137254392.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=5 border=0 alt="The Transformers - TFW2005.com" align=left></a>A new packing variation has surfaced for the Cybertron deluxes. <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028851325" target="_blank">This Ebay auction</a> brings us the first look at a Cybertron Drag Race 2-pack with Hot Shot and Override.

    Thanks to <a href="http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=6275" target="_blank">Seibertron</a> for the news.
     
  2. TJOmega

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    Weird seeing Hot Shot attached to a Decepticon card even if it is just the shape that side of the package has, guess they're only doing one card shape for these. Looks like a quick repackage by Hasbro to try and sell off some older, overproduced figures, even the background behind the figures was done quicker.
     
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    what's the point of this unless it's going to be a store exclusive?
     
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    Shameless money hungry pigs......

    Meh i like Cybertron so i guess it's ok :D 
     
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    I just don't see the point if they aren't recolors...They already have the BoGo packs with Hotshot & Override...Why would anybody but die hard variant completist buy it?
     
  6. 03Mach1

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    Agreed. They should've put the repaints together and I'da thought about it.
     
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    Since it was a plot point in the show I can see not going too far with the recolors (red Hot Shot) but maybe a semi translucent version of them would have made me want this set
     
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    they're really trying to suck this line dry aren't they.

    that's like 4 variations of hot shot to buy so far.

    first release with packaging flaps
    second release without packaging flaps
    boxed hot shot with mini-con (even more variations in themselves with different mini-cons)
    and now a two pack with over ride
     
  9. Nevermore

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    I was just thinking about it, was it any different in the G1 days when you had combiner parts sold both separately and as giftsets, or stuff like Pepsi Prime and Cookie Crisp Jazz?
     
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    yes, because gift sets for individual combiners, makes sense :p 

    Promotional toys are different too

    hasbro has never done this before I don't believe, package the toys over and over with different themes

    at least not the exact same identical toy with no changes at all to the toy
     
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    Looks ok. Sadly I wouldnt get it as I already have both, If I see one I might get it for a friend. It looks like this was rushed cus it would be more economic to have a joint bubble and less cardboard.
     
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    This two-pack would have made a lot more sense in one of two ways: 1) if it was released in some way to coincide with the Velocitron story arc in the cartoon, BEFORE the BOGO packs; or 2) is some kind of minor exclusive, like the Costco repaints of RID Prime and Magnus, to a chain that otherwise could have gotten some desirable repaint that would have pissed 90% of everyone off because the store wasn't in their area. :) 

    I'm very curious about its precise purpose, though. Guess we have to wait and see.
     
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    It is. Kay B has them in surplus at Mall of Georgia.
     
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    The Drag Race Pack looks like something you shouldn't open. Anyway, I own GF Exillion (Red version too) and today finally picked up Cybertron Hotshot because of the Tiny Tin, Mirage Mnicon Bonus. (Still wonder why Hasbro didn't sell Minicon Dirtboss with Cybertron Dirtboss) :D  Anyway, I'll let this Drag Queen set pass. :( 
     
  15. Nevermore

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    I found it:

    http://www.tformers.com/article.php?sid=5257

    Expect them all at Target.
     
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but the seller is the same guy that had the Universe Constructicons and the Repugnus 2 pack on eBay a few months ago. From what I can gather, he works at Target corporate and gets these as dealer samples.
     
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    I just found this out a few moments ago.
     

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