Speed Stars Wave 1 Two-Packs Out at US Retail

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  1. Tim Formas

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    Speed Stars Wave 1 Two-Packs Out at US Retail - Transformers News

    Optimus Prime vs. Bonecrusher
    Optimus Prime vs. Desert Long Haul
    Nightwatch Bumblebee vs. Patrol Barricade
    Jetfire vs. Megatron
    Sideswipe vs. Wreckloose

    Although listed as the sixth part of "Battle Series 2", I did not see Enforcer Ironhide vs. Mixmaster.

    $4.50 apiece.
     
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    snkeyes069 Legend in his own mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep. Found 'em at the TRU in Albany, NY today.
     
  3. hotrod422

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    I don't think I will be purchasing any.
     
  4. Dinobot Nuva

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    Already got Long Haul/Prime via BBTS, but I'm prepared to hunt the hell out of Wreckloose. I've been looking for the RPM's version since its release with no dice and missed BBTS's preorder for it.
     
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    really do you guys buy these??? not to be rude but these are just over priced matchbox cars if they were mini-con style figures yes but these don't even transform come on, its a rip to me
     
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    There appear to be variants to at least one (maybe two) of these as well.

    I bought the Optimus Prime (OP) vs. Desert Long Haul (DLH) pack, but the Prime in it has a silver nose and an almost totally red cab, matching the one seen here at BBTS:

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS19224&mode=retail

    which differs from the news post pic:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/3/9/4/0/7/speed-stars-2-packs-6_1282872401.jpg

    Looking at the back of Optimus Prime vs. Bonecrusher's package...it seems that the Prime I described above should be found in the OP vs Bonecrusher set, not the OP vs. DLH pack, but check out the news post pic:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/3/9/4/0/7/speed-stars-2-packs-2_1282872368.jpg

    So, I guess it would be possible to have both versions of Prime ("normal looking" and "silver node, red cab") show up in both the OP vs. BC and the OP vs DLH sets.

    This wasn't a one-off error or an instance of BBTS showing the wrong product either, as there was another OP vs DLH set matching the one I purchased/initially described above.

    God, I hate variants.

    MIKE
    engledogg
     
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    Definitely getting the Nightwatch Bumblebee vs. Patrol Barricade.

    The others, pass.
     
  8. megatroptimus

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    The new RPM/Speed Stars figures look like crap with the almost unpainted robot mode underneath. Fail.
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

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    I doubt very many people were buying these for the robot mode anyway. Besides, the lack of extra deco on the under belly is probably why these things are so much cheaper than before, which I welcome with open arms.
     
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    I thought it was strange too that the die-cast versions were the same price as the plastic ones when they first surfaced under the RPM banner... They didn't take long to correct the situation by removing paint apps. Which is sad. Believe it or not, I display my RPMs in "robot" mode to save on space. Plus, from a distance, they look like Spychangers.
     
  11. tomigaoka

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    is this die cast or plastic or what?
     

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