Robot Heroes Predaking/Ricochet and Inferno/Tigatron

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  1. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Did a search for "Tigatron" and nothing recent came up, so I'm assuming this isn't a dupe.

    These finally came in the mail today from Singapore. Seeing as how Hasbro said they had no plans to release these (or the other 4 sets that still haven't seen release period) I ended up buying these on Epay for $25 +shipping (I'm a completist on this line, sue me). Also, forgive my camera. It's old, and it decides to be in focus whenever it pleases.

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    Cross sales for two sets we might never see :(  -
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    But which one is the REAL royalty?-
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    Tigatron/Inferno-
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    Back sides (aka where Cheetor's insignia should've gone (instead of on his ass) and rocket butt)-
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    Predaking/Ricochet-
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    Awesome-
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    Obscure character repaint, just as awesome in my book-
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    On the shelf (need another baseplate to put under that second set)-
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    Inferno and Predaking are just ridiculously awesome. Predaking knocks the 3-inch Titanium out of the water, right down to the ridiculous looking mini-animal faces sculpted in (kind of like Robot Heroes Grimlock from 2007). I thought Inferno was going to have balance issues, but mine stands fine on his own.

    As repaints, Tigatron and Ricochet do their thing. Tigatron's paint apps are a wee bit sloppy, but I really didn't have 20 of these things to look through at the local Walmart to guarantee the best quality. Ricochet is very sharp looking in person. I wonder if these two sets only came out because they were already half-repaint anyway. Originally they were supposed to ship with Super Prime/Megs and Prowl/Laserbeak, but I've heard no reports of them hitting retail ANYWHERE (which I guess is also code for Victory Saber/Desaurus and Primal/Jetstorm will probably NEVER come out).

    If you've got the spare cash, are into this kind of stuff, and are lucky enough to find them on Ebay when somebody lists one, I'd recommend them.
     
  2. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Predaking...:bowdown: 

    Seeing that smiling mini movie megs in the backround only makes me want him more.
     
  3. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    Hasbro's not releasing them? Where did you hear this?
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Hasbro.

    Hopefully they'll still get released later. RHs aren't going away. We still have new Movie ones coming. These things are cheap, small, I can't see Hasbro NEVER releasing them.
     
  5. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Recent Hasbro QnA said they had no plans for the last six Universe Robot Heroes sets.

    Of those six, these two have seen release in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, seems like kind of like the same situation as that last wave of GI Joe vehicles if I remember right.
     
  6. Terrorcon Blot

    Terrorcon Blot Well-Known Member

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    The most likely course is that they're just on indefinite hold until after the movie ones get done.
     
  7. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    :cry  I want Predaking.....
     
  8. Ray Kremer

    Ray Kremer Well-Known Member

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    Aw, dammit.

    Hm, hope for an eventual release from Hasbro after the movie, or overpay on eBay and get hit and miss paint apps? Arrgh.
     
  9. Specimen-17

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    Strangely these guys have been mass-released in Europe. Seems we get all the stuff Hasbro US is bored with (Armada Powerlinx figures, Alt Wheeljack) and can't be bothered to release properly.

    The case breakdown is:

    Ricochet/Predaking x4
    Tigatron/Inferno x4
    Perceptor/Bombshell x2
    Cheetor/Tankor x2

    No sign of Slag/Sharkticon, Blaster/Thrust, Prime/Megs or Prowl/Laserbeak, however. And apparently this is completely different to the assortments released in the US! Hasbro is a strange beast.

    If anyone wants any of these guys I've got a thread in the sale/trade forum offering to pick them up free of charge. The UK retail + international shipping isn't cheap, but it at least beats eBay.
     
  10. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    What are you using as a stand?
     

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