Newly released and upcoming toys: Hasbro edition

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Nevermore, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. DanC

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  2. Nevermore

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    Fort Max is in stock on Target's website. Looks like it's ready to ship!
     
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    Okay, so there's something weird going on with the Legion and Warrior Class assortments.


    Let's start with the Legion Class:


    The wave numbering system is totally off between various online retailers.

    The case that debuts Patrol Mode Strongarm and Ultra Magnus is called "Series 05" by Big Bad Toy Store and "AS05" by BBCW Distributors (saved by the Wayback Machine), but is treated as Wave 4 Revision 1 by Entertainment Earth. This throws all future wave numbers off by one.

    Following this, BBCW Distibutors adds another case (called "AS 06") that contains nothing but figures already released in previous waves, thus also throwing all future waves numbers off, in the opposite direction.

    The following case that debuts Windblade, Drift, Thunderhoof and Clampdown is called "2016 wave 01" by Big Bad Toy Store, "Wave 5" by Entertainment Earth and "AS07" by BBCW Distributors.

    BBCW then lists another case ("AS08") that only adds in figures released in previous waves.

    Next comes the case that debuts Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime and Ratchet. Entertainment Earth apparently skipped this one entirely (?); Big Bad Toy Store has it as "2016 Wave 02", and BBCW Distributors has it as "AS09".

    Next comes the first case containing figures in the new "Mini-Con Weaponizers"-style packaging, debuting new figures Groundbuster and Blizzard Strike Drift as well as re-releases of Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime, Night Ops Bumblebee and Ratchet in the new packaging style. Entertainment Earth apparently skipped this one as well (?), as did Big Bad Toy Store. BBCW Distributors lists it as "AS0C". So what was AS0A and AS0B?

    Finally, there's the wave that debuts Bisk, which also includes Groundbuster, Blizzard Strike Drift and Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime as well as a re-release of the original yellow Bumblebee in the new packaging style. Entertainment Earth calls this case "Wave 7" (and depicts the wrong Bumblebee figure, in European packaging to boot); Big Bad Toy Store calls it "2016 Wave 04", indicating that they've skipped 2016 Wave 03; and BBCW Distributors calls it "AS0E". So we've skipped AS0D as well?

    On top pf that, there appears to be another case (possibly AS0D?) based on listings at Hong Kong-based Element Plus Toy, which includes Groundbuster, Blizzard Strike Drift, Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Night Ops Bumblebee, but instead of extras of Groundbuster, Blizzard Strike Drift and Night Ops Bumblebee like in BBCW Distributors' "AS0C" listing, it appears the case is filled out with re-releases of Windblade, Thunderhoof and Clampdown in the new packaging style. The latter three are also depicted at Hasbro.com (entries for Windblade, Thunderhoof and Clampdown), but the case stocked by Element Plus toy appears to be in European packaging? :confused: 



    Now for the Warrior Class:

    The wave that debuts Power Surge Optimus Prime, Windblade and Scorponok is listed as "2016 Wave 03" by Big Bad Toy Store and as "Wave 7" by Entertainment Earth. Each of the three new figures is packed two per case, the remaining two slots are filled with re-releases of Thunderhoof and Quillfire in the new "Mini-Con Weaponizers" packaging style.

    The wave that debuts Ratchet, Scatterspike and Bisk is listed as "2016 Wave 04" by Big Bad Toy Store. Also included is a re-release of the original orange Drift in the new "Mini-Con Weaponizers" packaging style.

    In its place, Entertainment Earth currently only lists Wave 8", which contains no Ratchet, Quillfire or Bisk but re-releases of the original green Grimlock, the original yellow Bumblebee, Fracture, Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime and Blizzard Strike Drift in the new "Mini-Con Weaponizers" packaging style.

    And Distribuidora de Brinquedos Hobby from Brazil is listing yet another weird case (apparently called "AL0A/AL0B"?) that contains Power Surge Optimus Prime, Scatterspike and re-releases of the original yellow Bumblebee, the original green Grimlock, Sideswipe (with the old packaging depicted!), Megatronus (old packaging depicted), Fracture and Thunderhoof.
     
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    Yeah, this is why I said it'd be a headache to catalog them all. Lol, sorry sir!
     
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    Entertainment Earth is now listing "Wave 9" of the Warrior Class, which matches up with BBTS's "2016 wave 04", but Scatterspike is called "Quillfire" here.
     
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    MartyFeeb Wait... it's a bug?!

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    Found a headless Leader Optimus @ Wal-mart (Wheeling, IL). I'm sure it's NOT the first sighting, but you can update your list! :) 
     

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    That sucks. It reminds me of the time a found a headless MP 01 at Wal-Mart.
     
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    I heard of TR Soundwaves popping up in various parts of the world. Anyone who's got one in hand how is he?
     
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    The box looked fine, too, so I can't say it was a stolen-head-situation... Maybe the head is rattling around somewhere, but it tickles me to think that QC has gotten so bad that they may have forgotten to ship the head! :D 

    But a headless MP-01??? :lol  Wow. I think that'd be epic to own, sealed for all to see. :lol 
     
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    Sealed except for the slit in the window where his head used to be.
     
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    RID Minicon Weaponizer Wave 1 out at canadian retail
     
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    Power Surge Bumblebee and Sideswipe are out at canadian Toys r us stores
     
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    Does anyone have the SKN for the Optimus/Starscream/Paralon assortment or is it the same as the other TRU RID exclusives?
     
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    After receiving some complaints about my use of Postimg (particularly their ads), I've finally moved all images (including the archive threads) to Imgur. If anyone still finds an image hosted at Postimg I overlooked, please let me know!
     
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