Wait, what? General retail LEGION Hot Rod too?

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  1. Nevermore

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    So I just found this while randomly searching Walmart's website for "Saturn Rings", Hot Rod's code name:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers-hasbro-Tra-Mv5-Legion-Saturn-Rings/564097645

    EDIT: A search for the UPC barcode turned up an Amazon listing as well:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075LFCL6H

    That's a listing for Legion Hot Rod in regular The Last Knight packaging, just like the Deluxe Hot Rod listed at Amazon and Target.
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    This is a separate listing, complete with different stock photos, than the Walmart exclusive version in "Autobots Unite" packaging... so basically, same deal as Hot Rod:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers-Autobots-Unite-Legion-Class-Autobot-Hot-Rod/794968972
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    Hopefully my nearest shop could finally pick this up.
     
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    This is getting out of control....
     
  4. Nevermore

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    Okay, this one doesn't appear to be listed at Amazon (yet).
     
  5. Nevermore

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    Complete NuRiD Sideswipe remold.
    Kind of boring, but at least it doesn't have the horrible spiky hair.
     
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    Good find Nevermore!
     
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    Similar transformation but it's an entirely new mold. It shares no parts with Sideswipe.
     
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    workers at walmart are assholes they will not have those transformers in stock because they are too lazy to check
     
  11. ZapRowsdower

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    I'd like to sound off:

    Are there enough LEGION collectors for this to warrant so much attention? :confused: 

    I hear enough people groan about not collecting LEGENDS scale, so it's hard for me to believe there are many out there who are genuinely excited to buy a tiny version of Hot Rod, complete with legs that pop off from being so tiny! :D 

    I'm not discouraging Nevermore's tremendous finds and detective work, but I do think there are bigger fish in that sea? :p 
     
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    Well, on the bright side, at least my country's shop (hopefully) would pick them up.
     
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    I was not even aware that such movie figures existed
     
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    ASDA is Wal*mart in the UK, LONG track record of the US Wal*mart exclusives, and that is the exclusive version of the packaging, showing up there.
     
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    Good-looking for a Legion. But if I wanted a Legion TLK to carry arround as my fidget toy I'd rather want Barricade or Cogman.
     
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    It's EXACTLY Sideswipe. Yeah, new mold, but the transformation skeleton is the other figure turn for turn.

    I get excited for Legion releases. Heck, the Cyberverse thread in the toy section is full of those that would be happy with more Legion releases.
     
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    NuRiD Sideswipe is a nice mold, though. Nice articulation for this scale and good show accuracy. Pity this size class no longer comes with any accessories.

    Might be a good Legion for people who like the Movieverse aesthetics, but quite a pointless purchase for someone who already got NuRiD 'Swipe.
     
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  18. Nevermore

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    Nah, you're not getting lambasted, at least not by me. ;) 

    Just for elaboration (and not intended as shrugging you off at all): The "Autobots Unite" packaging version has been sighted in the UK two months ago, along with the rest of the "Autobots Unite" subline, some of which has been barely (if at all) sighted anywhere else.
    The Last Knight Autobots Unite Subline Found At Asda Stores In The UK - Transformers News - TFW2005

    Congrats to your find, though!

    I think what you're meaning to say is that the two figures share the same engineering. :) 
     
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    I predict we’ll see a single general release of the one step soon...

    Incidentally, the shelf labels in ASDA for the exclusive versions also have him as ‘Saturn’s Rings’ too.
     
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    As far as I can tell, the 1-Step 2-pack with Bumblebee hasn't been released anywhere outside the UK yet, not even in Asia.
     

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