RiD app update Feb 2017, new characters

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  1. Fasttrack

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    One again the RiD smartphone app has received an update.
    and once again that update brings with it some new characters.

    while there aren't many new characters this time (no warriors, Legions or One Steps for example. some of what has been added is kind of neat.)

    Let's get into it.

    New Combiner/Activators

    we already knew Combiner Soundwave w/ Activator Laserbeak was coming, but they've only just found their way to the game.

    Combiner Soundwave

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    "Torpedo" Laserbeak

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    Meanwhile it appears Optimus Prime will be getting a Combiner toy in a future wave too. and by process of elimination, it would appear his partner will be the minicon Hi-Test (reference to Hi-Q?)

    Combiner Optimus Prime

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    Activator Hi-Test

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    New Crash Combiners

    Lunar Force Primestrong (A repaint of PrimeStrong

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    Shocknado (who appears to be a repaint of SkyHammer, although the character artwork on the side of the screen shows a more unique design)

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    DragBreak (new moulds)

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    New Crash Combiner / Combiner Teams

    Not sure what to call these guys, the game refers to them as crash combiners, but we've seen product listings of combiner teams as well, and that seems to be what these guys are. since they appear to consist of more characters than the energon style top and bottom Crash Combiners.

    Ultra Bee

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    Menasor

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    Galvatronus

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    Pictures from the character list menus. oddly, despite being an activator. Laserbeak is listed with the Torpedoes

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    Could some of this be what we'll be seeing at Toy Fair in a few days?
     
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  2. bumblebeej8

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    I never really liked how the game models made the figures look, but seeing some of these actually make me quite excited for the combiners. I was hoping to get an idea on some more warriors figures, but this will do.

    I actually really like the Menasor and Galvatronus. If they look good in person I will definitely by them

    Also speaking of Galvatronus, do you guys think that they will do the same thing as CW and have Cyclonus be the torso?
     
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    Impressive... Interesting how Menasor looks like one big bot with two arms... oh and Galvatronus has Cyclonus for a torso again
     
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    Also Shocknado's face reminds me of Scorponok/Paralon. Combine Shockwave and Paralon!!!!
     
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    There's a lot of interesting info being found here.

    Shocknado seems to indicate that we may see Shockwave return in this series from TFP.

    the fact that the Stunticons can do duel combining along with forming Menasor is an interesting element to them.

    Awesome to see that the Galvatronus concept from CW is being spread to other media. That's making me consider getting CW Cyclonus now to represent the RID15 Galvatronus. Wonder who'll be the limb members?
     
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    my boy loves this game, he will be happy when we can update it. but right now here in Japan, I cant update it for some reason
     
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    Ultrabee Menasor and Galvatronus are crash combiners?
    :puke: 
    i was hoping for real figures.
     
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    Ummm...

    Does Primestrong have 4 legs?
     
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    As cool as a centaur Prime would be, that's just another PrimeStrong behind it. the normal coloured version. like how in the picture of Optimus Prime you can see other versions of Prime behind him.


    For those worrying about Ultra Bee, Galvatronus and Menasor being labelled as Crash Combiners, it's possible they are, but at the same time. this game seems to have a hard time keeping its labels accurate/consistent

    take primestrong and laserbeak here as examples.

    Laserbeak is meant to be an Activator (since it's sold with Soundwave) but they label it as a Torpedo.
    All the other activators are labelled as Activators in the character select screen, but are Weapon minicons in the list
    and primestrong is apparently a Lunar Force Combiner. when it should be Crash Combiners: "Lunar Force PrimeStrong"

    yes, they may still be crash combiner-esque simpe automorph figures after all. but don't lose hope just yet. plus, who knows. these may not be the be all end all of combining toys for this line.

    I'm willing to bet money Galvatronus' torso is Cyclonus, but who are his colour co-ordinated arms and legs?
    and will menasor have 3 grey trucks on the team, or does Motormaster form the torso and legs? Dragstrip and whoever it is that is replacing Breakdown (Wildbreak?) appear to be the arms. so it's kind of neat that (more than likely in the show if not the toys) the Stunticons are somewhat omnicombinational
     
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    MENASOR AND GALVATRONUS IN RID SEASON 4! YES! i say season 4 because hasbro even said the little tv event was season 3. but YES! i love how they show characters before the show is even out. absolutely love it. cant wait to see the stunticons in RID and cyclonus and the other new cons. so excited
     
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    so cyclonus and galvatronus will be involved in the show awesome
     
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    Shocknado is the best new name in a long time.
     
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    Wait a sec..... Isn\'t Shocknado a redeco of Stormhammer? I\'m pretty sure Shockwave won\'t be back anytime soon. In the other hand, I\'m interested the actual team combiner. Galvatronus has a decent deco but he seems to be a merely redeco Menasor.
     
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    Those 3D models don\'t do the designs any favours.
     
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    I`m curious as to why Galvatronus is under Combiners with Menasor ect and not Crash combiners .... From looking at him it does not appear that he is compossed of multiple bots ? Any one ?
     
     
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    The Bee combiner might have a voyagersized Grimlock as legs, wich in itself could be interesting.
    But Menasor and Galvatronus sure look scramble city to me :) 
    Just to have the names Galvatron(us) and Cyclonus show up in non G1 fiction is wonderfull.
    Bring them:
     
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    Are lord and savior of curse.

    He's a minicon that been out for like two years now.
     
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    Wonder what the altmodes are for the guys forming Galvatronus arms.
    The cars look interesting.
     
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