Rescue Bots Dinobots Optimus and Bumblebee at retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Acid Wing, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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    Don't see a new thread for these guys. I purchased Optimus this morning at Brooklyn Bay Parkway TRU (Was $11.49, but used the 20% off coupon). Decided not to buy Bumblebee for now, but did grab quick cell pics. Good luck finding these! They look fun.
     

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  2. LegendAntihero

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    Cool. I like how Optimus had a head for a hand and a tail for an arm like BW Megatron
     
  3. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Oh cool, I didn't know about these. I'll definitely pick up the Optimus when I see it (glad I don't have to spend the money on the really big one now :lol ).
     
  4. edicius

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    So I gather these guys are larger than the other dinos that have been released?
     
  5. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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    Yes, they're larger than the currently released Dinobots, Heatwave and Blades.
     
  6. Backstop

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    so cute I remember how much my son loved his go-bots
     
  7. Moroni Prime

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    The front page listed this as Optimus PRIMAL. Is that correct? I can't tell from the glare on the image.
     
  8. OCProwl

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    YAY! My 3 year old is super excited for the T-Rex Optimus. We got him the little Blades & Heatwave a month or two ago. Unfortunately, Heatwave broke after only an hour or two. Otherwise, we have really enjoyed the Rescuebots toys & it's a great way for us to play Transformers together. He also really likes the Switch N Go Dinos we have got him. Neat little toys all around.
     
  10. Acid Wing

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    You and OCProwl are right. I just checked, the box has him named as Optimus Prime, not Primal. Though, I'll just call him Optimus Rex unofficially.:D 
     
  11. MaxxieOD

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    Cool! I wish tho they'd think about making generations versions of these guys...
     
  12. Hollywood Hoist

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    I brought the Heatwave issue up with Hasbro at their booth at Botcon. The designer of the original Rescue Bots is now on the main line, but he was very concerned that there is a consistency with Heatwaves breaking (my son went through 2). He suggested calling customer service for Hasbro, so they know there is a problem. In the mean time he took some notes on what was happening with the toy as I brought it with me to specifically show them and he'll be taking that info back to Hasbro.

    I was really impressed with the concern he had about the product and that reviews have been really low because of the breakage. He spent several minutes looking the figure over testing it, and taking notes.
     
  13. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Oh cool. I dig the Optimus Primal T-Rex though Bumblebee as a raptor I'm not really feeling.

    I'm a little miffed that the first Bumblebee figure that turns in to a beast isn't well a Bumblebee.
     
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    I picked up the Blades and Heatwave a couple weeks back, but I have held off giving them to my son because A) I don't think they'd stand up to a 3 year old's beating, and B) I kinda like them!
     
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    Any comparison of what the small vs large Optimus do or look like? Anything to make the bigger one worth more money, besides big-ness?
     
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    How is Heatwave breaking exactly?
     
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    Oh God! That Bumblebee is so cute!
     
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    These are adorable and awesome. :D 
     
  19. OCProwl

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    I've had the same issue - bought and returned 3 times so far. I keep rebuying him though because my daughter loves it.

    As far as I can tell, breaking it occurs when you try to convert from robot to dino mode. If you push the hind legs up FIRST, you can easily push them past the internal spring mechanism, thus breaking it. The effect is that when you try to convert from dino to robot again, the hind legs won't come down to form Heatwave's lower half - leaving you with a sort of dino-centaur. Also, when broken the "chomp" gimmick doesn't work anymore.

    If you don't want to break it, convert in exactly the opposite way as from dino to robot. That is, first push up the tail, then fold the arms up/together to form the dino head, which will bring up the hind legs automatically.

    I'm really surprised this made it past QC because it is so easy to break simply by transforming him in the wrong step-order, something that five minutes in the hands of a toddler would have revealed.
     
  20. Golden Age

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    We have had the larger Optimus Primal for a couple of weeks now. Had to return our first oneā€¦the electronics stopped working and the Dino mode stopped aligning properly.