Select Series and Store Exclusives Speculation

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Cool Hand Lube

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    Cool, so these are kinda similar to the old Classics Special Edition figures (Dragstrip, Overkill, OP and Megatron), straight repaints of recent figures. I'm in.
     
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    I would love to see the rest of the 84/85 Autobot cars released in the CW/PotP paradigm but I don't see that happening. I also would really like to see Buster and Hydra. Those two would be straight up repaints of Blackwing (Darkwing) and Dreadwind.
     
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  3. Capirus

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    This is the one reason I like exclusives. It allows for ended toylines to get new toys sold as exclusives. If these prove popular enough, they'll definitely do more. Come on Greenlight and Lancer!
     
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  4. Prowlar

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    I could see the Select line working as a replacement to the TFCC subscription figures except being exclusive to online stores. Something like four deluxe then a voyager then a leader around SDCC followed by another four deluxes and a voyager with a box set or titan for Christmas.
     
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  5. Jtprime17

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    Well if they do decide to do more their is a lot of alternate tooling that we know of that didn't get released in the prime wars trilogy. I would love to see some get released.

    For anyone wondering here's the list of official alternate tooling's that never got released.

    Combiner wars:
    Ironclad (Ironfist) from Rook
    Hoist from Trailbreaker
    Demolisher From Onslaught
    RID Build team plus Scoop and Quickmix From Titan class Devastator ( I really want this one for some reason)
    G2 Devastator From the titan class figure was also offered to the club by Hasbro in their final year as well but the club refused to do it due to high of a price.
    Fun fact Hasbro also tried making the club do liokasier but ultimately that one got released on its own anyways.
    Sideswipe from Breakdown was offered as well but was confirmed to be a straight repaint with no new tooling.

    Titans Return:
    Titan master Toraizer from Sawback
    Titan master Optimus Primal from Apeface
    Star convoy from voyager G2 Laser Prime
    Magnus Prime from wave 1 Power master prime (Originally was going to be a hybrid of the Combiner wars Magnus and Titans Return Mold In Diaclone colors)

    Power of the Primes:
    Waverider from Cloudburst
    Wildfly/Yokuryu from Cutthroat
    Doryu From Snarl

    I might be missing some but I mean they have a lot to work with.

    For a repaint I would love to see would be Primal Prime from Leader class Optimal Optimus.
     
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  6. Gutay

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    You know... if this select series brings us Skywarp and Thundercracker from the PotP mold, I might just not get the siege ones.
     
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    Really? Their box sets go for more!
     
  8. Jtprime17

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    The club didn't want to do it because of it being titan class so they would have to charge around 500 dollars for them to make a profit and they thought no one would buy it for that price. But like said their box sets almost run that.
     
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    I hope that this is a more long term focus for Hasbro and not just a plan to burn off excess product. I would love to see Hasbro replicate the old fan club/subscription service in some fashion. Give me a bunch of deluxe and a voyager and i'd be happy
     
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    Legends Ransack (TR Kickback)
    Legends Barrage (CW Bombshell)
    Deluxe Hoist (CW Trailbreaker)
    Deluxe Crosshairs (TR Kup)
    Voyager Demolisher (CW Onslaught)
    Voyager Grapple (POTP Inferno)
    Voyager Tarn (TR Megatron)
    G2 Dinobot Giftset
     
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    Yeah. Good idea.
    I only need Bluestreak, Sideswipe, Red Alert, Ratchet and a Tracks from the Dead End Mold with wing-guns that can plug in his sides.
    The Siege guys are too small.
    And Buster and Hydra would be perfect for this line.
     
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  12. Bob Schoonover

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    At a guess, I'd say we won't be seeing anyone in PotP SS that'll be coming out in Siege - no Ratchet, Chromia or Sideswipe, depending on exclusives yet to be announced/leaked, maybe not Bluestreak either. Probably no Starscream (although lesser Seekers are at least feasible). Depending on the timing, perhaps also omit characters that seem likely for early WFC p2 (Hoist?).

    One might also guess that we'll only see repaints or pre-tools (that is, no brand new parts, but perhaps toolings that were never used before, e.g. Ironclad, Hoist, various beast combiners).

    I'll say:
    *Greenlight and Lancer if (and only if) there was a planned retool of the Moonracer mold ready and raring to go
    *Buster and Hydra
    *G2 Blast Off
    *Artfire
    *Ironclad (more wishcasting than anything - he's not really even vaguely well known)
    *And my total shot in the dark: Medix (the Club idea there is worth revisiting, plus he is great for faux-G2 Defensor)
     
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    Also in POTP there's the mysterious alternate head for Hun-Grrr which is speculated to be Snaptrap...
     
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    Yeah i think Siege is going to preclude alot of 1984 to 1985 bots and cons just to avoid crossing with Siege sales. If i'd guess i'd say that redecos and new heads are the way this will go. This whole thing probably doesn't have budget for major retools (so Grapple from the Hot Spot mold seems like a reach) There weren't a ton of straight redecos in Combiner Wars (not including the G2 boxsets) and Ricochet/Red Swoop would be the first in POTP. CW had the following Deluxe pairs (someone i'm sure will let me know if i missed anything):

    Alpha Bravo/Vortex
    Streetwise/CW Lightspeed
    Quickslinger/Blast Off (jet)
    Prowl/Smokescreen plus FP Bluestreak

    Buster/Hydra repaints seem possible
    Hoist from Trailbreaker
    Ironclad from Rook
    uses of the UW Technobot Nosecone and Strafe
    more uses of CW Afterburner & Strafe
    maybe more uses of the Brawl mold (hope they fix that waist)

    Voyagers weren't full of redecos except for the Scattershot weirdness.

    Artfire from Inferno is easy
    Demolisher

    The rest i draw blanks on
     
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    PotP had
    Starscream/elita
     
  16. jmagnus83

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    Elita has new tooling plus a new head. All the toys i listed had nothing changed beyond a new deco
     
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    Fair enough. You listed ricochet and I assumed that was getting a different head. Basically I thought different heads counted as redeco so I thought about scre-lita. Never mind.
     
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    does ricochet ever get a new head? i thought he was always a straight repaint of jazz
     
  19. WishfulThinking

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    I'd be down for

    CW Silverstreak (straight CW Smokescreen repaint)
    CW Hoist (CW Trailbreaker repaint, new head)
    CW Skywarp (straight UW Starscream repaint)
    CW Thundercracker (straight UW Starscream repaint)
    CW Sunstorm (straight UW Starscream repaint)
    CW Skids (CW First Aid repaint, new head, sirens removed)
    CW Sideswipe (CW Breakdown repaint, new head)
    CW Red Alert (CW Breakdown repaint, new head)
    PotP G2 Dinobots (straight repaint of Volcanicus)
    PotP G2 Starscream (straight UW Starscream repaint with bright orange fist)
    PotP G2 Rapido (PotP Jazz repaint, new head)
    PotP G2 Windrazor (PotP Dreadwind repaint, new head)

    PotP Grapple (PotP Inferno repaint, new tooling on ladder)
    PotP Thunderwing (PotP Starscream repaint, new heads)
     
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    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    He is just a straight repaint.
     
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