Repackaged Universe Spychangers at Family Dollar

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  1. Nevermore

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    http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=8273

    Didn't see this posted yet... Unfortunately Seibertron appears to have some issues with their image database. The image galleries aren't working anymore either.

    Anyone who saved those pics, or saw the toys himself and can take photos of his own?
     
  2. Steevy Maximus

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    So, were these NEW spychangers, or repacked old ones?
     
  3. KA

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    i dont know abt new universe, but over here we did recently get those g1 schemed spy changers, which include, besides those mentioned, prime, jazz and prowl, with family dollar stickers (wtf?).

    are these new? i thought this was some ways back?
     
  4. Nevermore

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    Apparently the KB exclusive clear decos, just in new packaging.

    Similar to the old KB exclusive "G1" Spychangers in new Universe packaging at Dollar General and Family Dollar last year.
     
  5. Steevy Maximus

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    I googled it:
    Here

    Apparently, repacked KB exclusive WARS, Ironhide and Mirage named Camshaft, Hoist, and Mirage, still can't get the images to work though
     
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    there ya go.

    ive actually had these for at least 2 weeks. thought they were old stuff.

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    from the back of box pics i can confirm that at least mirage and hoist are clear versions.
     
  7. Steevy Maximus

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    Boo green Mirage

    Hooray Camshaft!
     
  8. Nevermore

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    They ARE old. Well, some of them. The cardback is new, oddly.

    Once again:

    1. G1 homage Spychangers (RiD Scourge as "Optimus Prime", RiD X-Brawn as "Hoist", RiD Prowl 2 as "Prowl", RiD Side Swipe as "Silverstreak", RiD Side Burn as "Autobot Jazz", RiD Daytonus as "Wheeljack") in generic "Transformers" packaging were available from US KB stores since August 2004.

    2. The same "G1" homage Spychangers with the same decos and the same names, but now in "Universe" packaging, were available from Dollar General stores since February 2005, and from Family Dollar stores since March or April.

    3. Okay, so it appears the new wave (the second dollar stores exclusive one) includes Prime, Jazz and Prowl again, plus, as new additions, the KB Toys exclusive clear repaints of RiD Mirage, Ironhide and W.A.R.S. as "Mirage", "Hoist" and "Autobot Camshaft", again in "Universe" packaging and available from Family Dollar stores.
     
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    I should pick up that Prime.
     
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    i still need that dang Prime spychanger.
     
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    i should pick up that prime too...

    the hell?! i just took the pics!

    *plays with spychanger prime*

    i wished they painted the non moving fake tires :( 
     
  12. Nevermore

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    Do you have photos of the other ones too? Considering Prime is old (other than the new back of the card), whereas "Camshaft", Mirage and "Hoist" are new. Well, in "Universe" packaging, at least.
     
  13. KA

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    no. i did not buy the rest. in hindsight, i should, if only to get prime's bio - you'll notice that the figures bio is only available on the rest of the wave/line.
     
  14. Nevermore

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    Was the same with the previous Dollar Stores wave.
     
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    Incidentally, how much precedent is there for Hasbro (as opposed to Takara or Hasbro UK) releasing the exact same toy as more than one character. That's gotta be pretty unusual, doesn't it?

    (Oh, and as a total aside, these are the second KB clear versions. KB did clear Spychangers that were much more closely related to the RiD versions.)
     
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    I want that green Mirage.
     
  17. Nevermore

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    Dinobots Terranotron/Swoop? But then, that was more of a trademark issue rather than a deliberate choice to make the toy a different character.

    You are correct. The first batch was later also available from Target, too.
     
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    The images have been fixed from the moving to the new server over the past weekend. The images of these new products are now working at the link below. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=8273
     
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    Will the real HOIST please stand up?!?!
     
  20. Triformis

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    Oooo...cheap toy goodness....somehow I've never seen that Prime and I've got tons of Spychangers...how odd...me want!
     

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