New Rescue Bots toys in Australia

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by griffin-of-oz, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Posts:
    1,542
    News Credits:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +709
    We've had a bit of a flood of Rescue Bots toys in Australia recently, with the Firehouse set, mini-playsets and Rescue Rigs about a month ago, and here are a few more new ones from the last week.
    (I'm a fan of this, now 5 year old toyline, so I keep track of it and collect the toys.)

    The Rescue Bots Racing Trailer, with a new Optimus & redeco Blurr.
    [​IMG]
    .
    [​IMG]

    Rescue Bots (pull back) racers - Sideswipe and Bumblebee.
    [​IMG]

    Plus, a "reissue" of the Rescue Bots Optimus with trailer.... at a retailer who only just took 2 years to finally sell their stock of the first release of this toy.
    And even more amusing is the price here - this reissue of the trailer version is AU$39, while the non-trailer version (that came out a couple months ago with High Tide as a "Megabot", and on sale next to it from the photos below) is also AU$39. So you basically get the trailer for free.
    It's missing the blue "Energize" bolts on the front of the chest/cab, but everything else looks exactly the same, so I don't think this would count as a redeco (which is why I was calling it a reissue).
    On the back of the box this version may not come with the sticker sheet either, which makes it look very plain in Truck mode.
    [​IMG]
    .
    [​IMG]
     
    • News Credit News Credit x 1
  2. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Prime/Meg/Bee/SS completist

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Posts:
    20,522
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +660
    That Blurr looks identical to the one I bought a few weeks ago?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Darkprime

    Darkprime Antigrav Singular Destron

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    4,677
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +157
    Ebay:
    I hope these, particularly that prime with blurr make it to the US. I wanted to get my son Blurr, but can't afford his price on ebay/amazon ($150+).
     
  4. Darkprime

    Darkprime Antigrav Singular Destron

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    4,677
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +157
    Ebay:
    wow, looks like it is on hasbrotoyshop!
     
  5. engledogg

    engledogg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2002
    Posts:
    1,494
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    SW Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +401
    Yeah, it's definitely been released in the U.S.; I saw it at TRU the other day.

    MIKE
    engledogg
     
  6. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Prime/Meg/Bee/SS completist

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Posts:
    20,522
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +660
    !!!

    I just sold my l/c one... 7 CAD.
     
  7. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Posts:
    4,557
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,736
  8. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Posts:
    1,542
    News Credits:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +709
    The new one with the Trailer is blue, while the one sold separately at the beginning of the year is purple.

    I just bought one last week from Amazon (they've had it for a little while now), so I should get it next week and I can take a photo of both next to each other.
     
  9. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Posts:
    1,542
    News Credits:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +709
    I imagined that they would be in America by now, so I was only noting that these were just new to Australia, not the first in the world... as well as highlighting the reissue Optimus, which I hadn't seen noted anywhere yet.
     
  10. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Posts:
    4,557
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,736
    Right on man. My post was more for the mods who might be reading in here, because the news post said "We’d expect this one to also make it to US retail in due course (if it is not already there)." It has, over a month ago, it just hasn't been noted yet. * nudge nudge *
     
  11. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Posts:
    1,542
    News Credits:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +709
    Here we go... Purple one is the single pack version, blue one comes with the trailer.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Hollywood Hoist

    Hollywood Hoist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Posts:
    5,978
    News Credits:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +329
    Now we have Rescue Bots Mirage.
     

Share This Page