New RID 3 Step Hyper-Change Heroes at US Retail (Thunderhoof and Grimlock)

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  1. Rookbartley

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    Found these at a Meijer store in Ft. Wayne, IN. New mold for Grimlock and a new paint job for Thunderhoof. Looks like his transformation hasn't changed. I don't have the Thunderhoof opened yet so I can't do a side to side comparison with the one from a year ago.


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    Definitely want Thunderhoof.
     
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    Do any of their names have a prefix? The photos are small to make out what it says.
     
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    I saw these yesterday at Target in Westminster, MD (and didn't have time to report them), and can confirm that Bumblebee ships with them. If someone else hasn't by the time I leave work I can swing by there to confirm with a photo.
     
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    It's weird. They aren't prefixes, but they are listed as...it seems like action features. They aren't though.

    Thunderhoof is Hyper-Hook and Grimlock is Hyper-Swoop.

    Bumblebee is also in stock at HTS.
     
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    Saw this and heart stopped for a second thinking this was the beginning of the ComBEEner in toy form. Hopefully they do something a bit more complex than 3-step when the time comes.
     
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    Hang on a mo the new 3-step Optimus (with guns) and Bumblebee )(with stealth force sides) were actually sited BEFORE these two last week some time = the title text implies they are supposed to be the wave after though ?
     
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    Saw these a couple of weeks ago.  I thought it was already reported.
     
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    I saw thunderhoof yesterday also at target but I thought it was already announced. Same with kickback, bee, and gnaw
     
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    This isn't really news:

    RID toys have consistently come to market, with just one exception (Deployer Crazybolt).

    It would be news if it was a SECOND sighting of Generation toys previously reported at a different store chain. OR if this was a report that these toys were NOT coming (or delayed).

    It's really not hard to find ANY of these RID, simplistic toys, imo. Stores really overstock. If your store doesn't have RID 3-step PRoduct X... likely you'll see it in a week or two. Yawn. :( 
     
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    Wow. I saw Thunderhoof yesterday. Wish I had known it was news.
     
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    I'm referring to this:

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    20170124_183056.jpg Yes, I know what you're talking about. There is nothing attached to the names on the packaging. Just 'Grimlock', 'Thunderhoof',and 'Bumblebee'.

    I'd have to go back to Target to get a better picture, but I do have one of Bumblebee.
     
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    Hey I caught one of your videos on YouTube the other day. You were out shopping/stalking for Voltron. I didn't realize you hung out around here. Aside from lack of articulation I really dig the new Voltron set.
     
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    Thats because its not news. These have been around for a week or two but because no one cares about this line, no one cared to report it (like you), so the first person that does (even though its a while later) gets a news credit.

    Also, that thunderhoof isnt really news anyway since its just a repackaged toy from last year.
     
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    Isn't Thunderhoof a redeco?
     
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    Yes, and I apologize. I was right about Bumblebee and Grimlock not having prefixes but Thunderhoof does.

    'Seismic Stomp'

    The small text around Grimlock's name is just safety jargon.
     
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    Thanks!