Universe Red Alert?

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  1. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

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    Ok, any idea when Hasbro will release Red Alert over in the states? I say they'll probably wait until Universe starts up again either later in the year or early next year (if and when the line does return)much like the speculated US versions of the Henkei Coneheads (Hasbro isn't saying never, just not while the Botcon versions are still fresh and the Movie is so close to being released)
     
  2. underwear-ninja

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    I'm not sure, but I'd really like to see them (red alert and the rest of the seekers) recieve a mainstream release in the near future.
     
  3. Automorpher

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    For the time being, Red Alert is an exclusive with Henkei. Thank god that its not some store exclusive/promo that milks our wallet dry again. :redface2: 

    I'm gonna nail my purchase as soon as Henkei releases them because I don't think I wanna wait that long for Universe/Classics 3.0 version or something like that. God knows how long Hasbro's gonna take this time. :rolleyes: 
     
  4. jametron

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    I hope Hasbro releases Red Alert because I'd love to have him, but I can't afford Henkei.
     
  5. PoweredConvoy

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    They did do the Universe Legends Red Alert.

    Randy
     
  6. toyman

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    This thread sounds like a good candidate for a Hasbro Q 'n' A question. We need to keep reminding Hasbro how much the fans love the Classics/Universe line.
     
  7. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Sorda silly looking when standing next to Universe Sideswipe and Sunstreaker though.
     
  8. Robogeek28

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    Just like Brawn, Beachcomber, Warpath, Cosmos, and Wheelie look silly standing next to Classics Bumblebee and Cliffjumper.:D 
     
  9. wildfly

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    I'd be surprised if it turns up before the fall, and even then it's quite likely to fall short of the Henkei version. Personally, i'd skip the 6 month wait and spend the extra cash on the Henkei one.
     
  10. Grimwing

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    In the mean time you can use smokescreen as inferno's partner.

    Because they worked together in the old marvel comics.
     
  11. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    No doubt! :D 
     
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    Who knows? Maybe he'll show up as a rotf store exclusive.

    I've got my henkei one on preorder though. Don't wanna wait!
     
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    Hasbro must release Red Alert. Just as Takara must release Ultra Magnus.
     
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    Hasbro Red Alert would probably suck, but Henkei Ultra Magnus is a must.
     
  15. Opticron Primal

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    But they're the same Streaker/Sides mold. How can one suck and the other not?

    The only thing I can think of is the paint-job.
     
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    Henkei Alert preorders are selling out. If you might want one, I'd pull the trigger now or this could be a Powered Commander kinda deal. Not that expensive, but you know.
     
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    The only reason I would prefer a Hasbro Red Alert is because of the chrome spoiler. I prefer it be the same color as the rest of the car like Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. Still, it would probably have better paint apps everywhere else anyway.
     
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    A Henkei Ultra Magnus would be FREAKING AWESOME!!!
     
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    Since I don't want to wait around for Hasbro to release one I'll probably pick up Henkei Red Alert in spite of the god awful chrome.
     
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    Hasbro has not made any announcements regarding a Universe Red Alert. I personally would love to see one so that I can add one more character to my Classic Autobots. I like other Classics fans am going to pull the trigger on getting Henkei Red Alert from my local hobby shop when they have them in.

    With no news from Hasbro I'd rather take the price plunge and complete my Classics. (Damn that sounds like 2007 all over again except it is about one figure not three!!) Affordability is not an issue for me because I don't intend to purchase any of the ROTF line. Now starts the 18 month dry spell for me save for those occasional Encore releases.
     

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