RUMOR: Possible new decepticon combiner?

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  1. GaussGunner

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    As you seen, Alpha Bravo is part of Defensor combiner, Slingshot and Willriders will be released soon, but if Wildrider will be released, who is Offroad? A part of new decepticon combiner, or?...
     
  2. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Baseless speculation is not a rumor. As marketing states, he'll be a part of Menasor, they'll just release Wildrider later for those who want him. Same deal as Alpha Bravo and Slingshot.
     
  3. GaussGunner

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    Sorry, i don't know how to say right. Alpha Bravo was too part of Superion, but its part of Defensor.
     
  4. Stryker055

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    Alpha Bravo isn't part of Defensor. He's (likely) being retooled into Blades.
     
  5. orangeitis

    orangeitis Note to self: Stop mechsplaining, Orange. Stop it.

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    Alpha Bravo isn't part of Defensor, he's an Aerialbot. Offroad is a Stunticon.

    I have no idea what you're trying to say, but part of it is demonstrably false.
     
  6. GaussGunner

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    IDK, that's just Hasbro.
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  7. Boy Blunder

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    Okay, here's a quick thing:

    The news report that was posted on the front page, about Slingshot and Wildrider getting released at TRU?

    Japanese TRU. Those are Takara releases. Not Hasbro releases.

    Trust me, I made the mistake myself, and had to re-read the news post.

    As for Alpha Bravo being part of Defensor, this information is straight out of your own brain, unless you misread something somewhere (or that source was, likewise, mistaken). Alpha Bravo is the fifth Hasbro Aerialbot.
     
  8. orangeitis

    orangeitis Note to self: Stop mechsplaining, Orange. Stop it.

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    Since when did Japan start using $ instead of ¥?
     
  9. PredaconElder

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    Alpha Bravo is not part of Defensor. What we say in the iDW promos indicates that Blades will be a remold of him instead. It's been speculated since the beginning that Offroad and Alpha Bravo are intended to be used as remolds for First Aid and Blades for the Protectobots and possibly Swindle and Vortex if Hasbro does do a Combaticon set.

    Absolutely wrong. The person who accessed the internal TRU list did so for the North American stores.
     
  10. MWG

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    WHICH news report was this? The only one I saw was the one referencing Icespark's post. It mentions Japanese Superion having Slingshot (which is already known), but nothing about whether the Toys R Us in the article is Japanese or not. Maybe because the post spells "GEN" as "DEN" (but that is possibly a minor goof, not sure if "DEN" refers to anything in English or Japanese). I think this is more fear mongering and buzzkill, but we will probably know for sure by the time Botcon is done.

    +-MWG-+
     
  11. PlanckEpoch

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    Considering it was pulled out of a computer system that had USD signs rather than Yen signs, it seems very likely these are American TRU exclusives.

    Why would Takara release them as exclusives when Slingshot is already part of the UW-01 giftset? We can safely assume that if Slingshot is part of UW-01, then UW-02, if it is indeed Menasor, would also have Wildrider rather than Off Road. That alone would make the releases illogical as it seems like Takara isn't doing singles releases for these guys.
     
  12. DoctorJoe

    DoctorJoe who?

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    Haha..... No.
     
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    Yeah, no. Those listings were for the American stores. North American stores don't carry foreign releases in their systems.

    Source: I work there and actually discussed it with the mods before Icespark posted about it.
     
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    So much disinformation in this thread... :) 
     
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    Interesting. I guess its confirmed Alpha Bravo is part of Defensor.
     
  16. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Fixed for you
     
  17. TaintedPiffy

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    In only two pages, to boot!
     
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    Fixed? Even though, lately, Hasbro is constantly doing retools/remoulds even with slightly variations? I think you're kidding yourself if you think Alpha Bravo will get a straight repaint into Blades or Blast-Off or Vortex or whatever they do with it.
     
  19. Boy Blunder

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    Wow, okay, I got it wrong twice. No need to jump down my throat, guys. Yeesh.
     
  20. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    I just don't think they NEED to remold it to get Blades. And I certainly don't think he'll be Blast-Off. Only time will tell, but not everyone gets remolded.