Rescue Bots New Characters Medix and Hoist

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  1. Sol Fury

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    I was just going to post it too. I am also wondering, are the Rescue Bots now going to come with the corresponding humans as well?
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    The stock photos for these do show the human & accessory combinations as well so I'd imagine the image is probably a placeholder. I can't see the humans coming with these, not without bumping up the price point.
     
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    Hmm, Medix, shame we couldn't have gotten first aid or Fixit.

    But new rescue bots can only be a good sign that the toyline is doing well.
     
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    That's great news....my kids need some new rescue bots
     
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    Nice to finally see new characters. Also nice to see they're re-releasing some of the rarer figures. I don't collect Rescue Bots, but I heard some figures like Boulder, Blades, and Chase were a pain to get, so this is good for collectors and children who could never find them before.
     
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    Hoist is back sweet.

    Medix is a terrible name. Should have went with either Ratchet (since it's in Prime and he could re-occur like Prime and Bee) or used the name Lifeline but oh well.

    I wonder if they will be new characters joining the cast in the next season?
     
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    It's about time!
     
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    Hoist should totally be able to pull other Rescue Bot vehicles like a real tow truck.

    Also, how are they planning on putting in the new robots in the show? They did leave open the possibility back in the first episode when it was implied the Autobots had long lost track the RB's were even still alive (and possibly more than just the four main bots being the implication), but are the humans going to be part of the Burns family as well?

    Finally, the next wave should have a MorBot w/ Morrocco human companion for the Rescue Bots to fight.
     
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    Actually, I'm kinda glad they went with the new name "Medix", since there's only so many medics in the TF universe, and it would be a new character anyway.

    I'm happy. I'm glad to see the toyline and show's going strong. :) 
     
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    These new ones had better be easier to find than Boulder, Chase, and Blades! Took me a bit to find Boulder, only saw him a few times. I saw Chase once, but my son wasn't into them yet. Haven't seen Blades at all. I can walk blindfolded into Target and find Heatwave and OP and Bee.

    I hope they offer the show-accurate human characters. Young Cody is availabe with the Mobile HQ set. Must have them all.
     
  12. Sol Fury

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    I think like Boulder the name was chosen to establish a new personality away from the existing characters.

    Granted in a series with less violence First Aid could work, he was a pacifist in G1 Season 3 when he got his turn in the spotlight, so I'd imagine he would have a perfect reason to spend time away from the main conflict.

    Still, can't fault Hasbro for adding a new character to the mythos. With all the reused names and identities, it's nice to have someone new brought in now and then.

    There are some two packs coming, which have non-transforming, show accurate robots and their human partners included. Optimus w/ Cody, Bumblebee w/ Cody, Chase w/ Chief Burns, Heatwave w/ Kade and bizarrely Blades w/ Graham. These were confirmed at the SDCC, got some pics up in our Resources section if you want to take a look.
     
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    I hope Hoist looks cool.
     
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    1) Awesome that there are new Rbots coming. I was hoping we'd hear about these at Botocn but better late than never. :) 

    2) I understand why not Ratchet. But it would have been kinda in to see First Aid or Fixit get used again. THAT said, a new medic is not a bad thing. There are reletively few. It's always good to get another. Least it wasn't Pharma. ;) 

    3) Aww I was hoping for a Coast Guard boat homaging SeaWatch myself. He'd fit right in.


    -ZacWilliam, hoping they look cool. Next Hasbro needs to do a RiD toy of an RB character.
     
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    Hopefully Medix at least looks cool to make up for his rather dumb name.
     
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    Nice. Wonder if these guys will make it into season 1 or have to wait for season 2


    -ZacWilliam, wishes we could have a mischievous (not outright evil) "TroubleCon" or two, just for contrast... Runamuck the Hooligan Bot, Tankor the Bully Bot, Blott the Slob Bot that sort of thing...
     
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    Oh my god, Medix has the Armada Hot Shot toy's stupid smile.

    Urge to buy rising, and I don't even know what he's going to actually look like when painted up.

    Hoist also looks really good, here's hoping he's the proper Green-and-Orange.
     
  19. Sol Fury

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    SWEET. My kid is totally gonna get these.

    and by "My kid" I mean "me"
     

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