Rescue Bots Academy Classic Heroes Team toys

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  1. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

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    The cartoon may have ended, but that doesn't mean Hasbro won't still be pimping out the toys and characters for years to come.
    Each year the packaging for Rescue Bots changes, and this year the packaging has the sub-logo of "Classic Heroes Team" ... which Entertainment Earth is calling "All-Stars", so it could all just be existing characters.

    The first wave of Rescan bots for 2021 has the Bumblebee car and Optimus (trailer version) Truck, that are both minor redecos of previously released toys in the Rescan size class (according to my records, this 1st wave of CHT is wave 33 since that size class began, waaaay back in 2014).

    Entertainment Earth has their release date being February, but they were both in-stock on Amazon early last month, so could be out in stores by now as well.

    Hopefully they are releasing other toys this year under this new banner, and maybe some new molds. The longer this line lasts, the more fans will hound Hasbro to give us some GEN toys of Rescue Bots characters.
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    I think we already knew about them, but they are out at retail, I saw them the other day at Target in Colorado!
     

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  3. T-Hybrid

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    That's great news. The show is still available on a few streaming sites, and from personal experience it was a gateway for my son to get interested before he started growing in to Cyberverse.

    Hopefully that'll be enough to keep the line afloat, or Hasbro wil figure out a way to keep a presence in that part of the toy department.
     
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    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    I liked the early RB figs. The newer ones that came from Academy onward? Not so much.
     
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    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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    My biggest wish right now is for Studio Series Rescue Bots, the distinction being I'd like Generations-level engineering, but without adding unnecessary surface detail or making the color schemes less cartoony. I'd take what I can get if they ever choose to promote those characters to a mainline though.

    I'm still sad that they haven't found a way to release the large High Tide figure here (the submarine, not his combined mode), I hope that can happen somehow before they call it quits on the franchise.
     
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    T-Hybrid Eat. Pray. Lovehammer.

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    I don't think that's going to happen for a while. Rescue Bots was all about non-violent problem solving. Not sure how you'd square that with a mainline release unless the story arc specifically focuses on that.
     
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    Im actually quite excited for these...after the post few generations lines, i could use a childish gimmick
     
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    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    I got my kids the energize versions of the og team used from eBay and FB. The one I saw in target the other day is pathetic by comparison. Hollow trash compared to the solid figure from ten years ago.
     
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  10. griffin-of-oz

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    This one? Released in Asia in 2016...
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    At the front, with the rest of the 2016 Rescue Bots toys...
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    I still need to track down the Bumblebee and High Tide from that release. At this point, though, it might be pretty tough. :( 

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