Speed Stars single packs Wave 2 out at retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by cleazer, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. cleazer

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    Lock thread if it's old news, but I searched up and down the news on TFW2005 and couldn't find anything showing these toys, though I seriously doubt I'm the first person to see these. With all the new stuff showing up over the past month or so, it's easy to see some of this Speed Stars product being overlooked.

    Anyways, saw these at a Target in Plainfield, IN.

    Wave 2 (I think) is:
    -Starscream (Road Assault series 1 of 4)
    -Bumblebee (Cyber Hunt series 1 of 4)
    -Bumblebee (Stunticon series 1 of 3)
    -Sideswipe (Robot Riders series 1 of 3)
    -Sideswipe (Metal Heroes series 7 of 8)
    -Optimus Prime (NEST Global Alliance series 2 of 3)
    -Ironhide (NEST Global Alliance series 3 of 3)
    -Ironhide (Revealers series 1 of 3)

    Note that vehicles 2 and 3 of the Revealers series are Bumblebee and Barricade, and 2 and 3 of the Road Assault series are Bluestreak and Megatron.


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    Nice, these aren't stalling after the initial releases like the RPM's did! Already got the Blue Ironhide (G2 Motormouth as far as I'm concerned) and the wtf-Starscream from BBTS, but looking forward to a few more of these.
     
  3. Beastbot X

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    Yeah, I found most of these the other day (though at the same time I found the Wave 1 single-packed Speed Stars, too). Only ones out of the assortment I'm still missing are Metal Heroes Sideswipe & Revealers Ironhide.
     
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    So is Metal Heroes Sideswipe #7 of 8 from the series started with RPM?
     
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    wait wtf i saw those guys like weeks ago in the philippines.
     
  6. cleazer

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    Metal Heroes series 1-6 of 8 and NEST Global Alliance series 1 of 3 were in Wave 1 of the Speed Stars line.
     
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    Yes and no. Same basic series, but as you've noted the undersides have paint variations. So like cleazer mentioned they've been re-released again in this series.

    The 8th and final release, Lockdown, was never released in RPMs though to the best of my knowledge. Unfortunate since he had a pretty spot-on deco but it looks to be completely redone for the Speed Star version.

    First US sightings, though. The Philippines do tend to be around 4-6 weeks ahead though when it comes to releases so that's hardly surprising you saw them back then.
     
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    I want some of those so much. More than is probably healthy. I got the Bumblebee Track Set last week and that some serious fun there. Seriously.
     
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    Dang... I would have liked a good RPM Lockdown...
     
  10. Geof7609

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    Lovin' that revealers Ironhide & riders Sideswipe. I wish Starscream was in a grayer tone, as the mold's a helluva lot better than the RPM one.
     
  11. NCStarscream

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    Very cool, thanks. Hopefully I'll get my Halloween Starscream in time for the holiday itself :p 
     
  12. cleazer

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    I'm pretty sure the Wave 2 case assortment isn't just the eight Wave 2 vehicles seen in the first post, it also includes some repacks of some of the Wave 1 cars. (Everything except for Soundwave and the Red Ironhide I believe.)
     
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    Yeah I know, I found those too at the same time. Wave 1 AND 2 seemed to have hit stores at me at once after months of empty RPM/Speed Stars pegs.
     
  14. NCStarscream

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    Got my first look at the single packs at TRU today. That dang red Ironhide...just slap that scheme on any of the movieverse molds so far and it's sold.
     
  15. moreprimeland

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    Yellow Starscream??? Blue Ironhide??? Oh well..guess they ran out of movie color plastic or something, maybe Starscream fell into the Bumblebee vat... Ironhide's weapons are exposed?? Okay......the Sideswipe is kinda cool...but I think even my nephew has enough of these for his RPM track.
     

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