Tiny Turbo Changers Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by G1 Evac, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. analogue

    analogue 01110111 01100101 01100010 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Posts:
    2,071
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Likes:
    +9,650
    They are perfect as Shockwave’s minions! Especially with wall-crawling action!
    A3780379-C66A-4655-9680-3687CBEA4F5B.jpeg

    And I know they’re not technically labeled as such, but the Gnaws in the Cyberverse set were clearly designed the same. 110AF36B-901E-43A5-AB37-43A22937A90D.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 8
  2. maxlovesamber

    maxlovesamber TF Addict.

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Posts:
    1,251
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +278
    So I managed to snag some series 5 singles from ToyWiz of all places for $3.99 each before they jacked the price up to $6.99 each. Any chance anyone here has a S5 Megatron, Arcee or Crankcase for sale? Looking to finish off that set before I start hunting for CV3.
     
  3. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    3 already?! Still looking for CV2 here... blind packs seem to be really poor on fresh stock in my area, there's an entire wave of Jurassic World I only saw ONCE too. (Worse, I need three of the 1x/case Chase Figure from that set for friends. :(  )
     
  4. maxlovesamber

    maxlovesamber TF Addict.

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Posts:
    1,251
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +278
    I never saw anything past movie wave 4 in my area. I just resorted to ordering singles from an eBay seller routinely since they get cases when possible.
     
  5. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    My Movie 5's had to come from a buddy in Canada in a Jurassic-for-TF trade.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. G1 Evac

    G1 Evac 1984 roller coaster car

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Posts:
    679
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    China
    Likes:
    +1,407
    Why isn’t there a Windblade in Tiny Turbo Changers Cyberverse? She was a main in the series!

    I’m hoping that there is a Series 4, which the Gnaw mold was for, but with the animated series ended I’m bummed that my chances are slim...
     
  7. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Posts:
    3,959
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +5,625
    found series 2 Cyberverse at Target over the weekend...got Soundwave, Shockwave, Acid Storm, Black Arachnia and Grimlock...

    they are fun toys that scratch that itch of wanting to fiddle with a transformer but not wanting to get involved in a deep transformation...

    other than Soundwave's arms not moving enough I think they're all pretty good...have to track down that Jetfire/Silverbolt mold now and hope series 3 comes out soon because it looks like a lot more unique molds are in that series...
     
  8. Heat Blast

    Heat Blast Laserbeak's Stunt Double

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Posts:
    841
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +50
    Where do you get these? None of the usual stores around me seem to carry them.
     
  9. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    Here around Seattle, Target and Fred Meyer (local Kroger brand) have Cyberverse series 1 and 2. Movieverse are long gone, and I haven't seen Cyberverse 3 anywhere in the US even though it seems to be dropping in Canada and the UK.
     
  10. Heat Blast

    Heat Blast Laserbeak's Stunt Double

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Posts:
    841
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +50
    I'll double check the local Targets. I'm looking to army build Skrapnel.
     
  11. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    Skrapnel is Series 3 IIRC... best bet is if you know anybody in Canada who owes you a favor. :) 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Nope

    Nope yscohb

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Posts:
    4,920
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,822
    I'll take advantage of this thread being bumped to encourage anyone who has access to Series 4 to pm me.;) 
     
  13. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    With some help from a friend in Toronto... Cyberverse Series 1-4 complete. It took him quite a bit of doing to complete Series 4 before shipping...
    [​IMG]
    Top row is Movie Series 5, spill-over from the entire other side of this case being the complete Movie line. Is there a Cyberverse Series 5 coming, or are TTC's toast?

    Not pictured, a Starscream I've picked up for repaint as Skywarp to complement Screamer and "Totally NOT Thundercracker."
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Heat Blast

    Heat Blast Laserbeak's Stunt Double

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Posts:
    841
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +50
    Is this line continuing or is it done?
     
  15. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    Well, other countries usually get new waves a year before the US, and nobody's reported a Wave 5 anywhere... makes me wonder if they're spiking TTC's to try to make Botbots the "blind pack" product for the entire brand. (Though I think blind-pack Micromasters and Battlemasters could work...)
     
  16. Cicadacon

    Cicadacon Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2021
    Posts:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +272
    Does anyone have pictures of the Tiny Turbo Changer catalog renderings? I know some were posted here, but does anyone have access to a complete collection?
     
  17. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +3,644
    Oh neat! You store these on clear plastic storage cases? I'm curious where you'd still find those these days, i might consider looking for those when i get to collect small figures like these.
     
  18. Black Convoy

    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    6,768
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Lima, Peru
    Likes:
    +9,789
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    I really like these little guys. Unfortunately, they were never sold by any store in my country. Curiously, out of nowehre, the US Target exlcusive 3-pack showed up at one of the biggest supermarkets here, but they were priced alsmot 30 dollars!!!!!!!!!!!! They were total shelfwarmers for that crazy price until they went on sale for about 15 dollars which was still a bit expensive. A friend of mince got the pack for me with his employee discount for 9 bucks. Later I was able to find Megatron, Blackout and Chpster which I gave them the swords. I wish I could find more of these figures.

    IMG_20210530_152343.jpg TTT Autobots.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    2,364
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,134
    Craft stores--when Plano exited the kid's toys/baseball card storage market, they repurposed that case design as a floss/thread organizer.
    Double-Sided Thread Organizer

    Check Jo-Ann, Michaels, Hobby Lobby or similar in your area. Failing that, look for Plano 531586 online.
     
  20. Gneric Robot Dinosaur

    Gneric Robot Dinosaur General Issue

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Posts:
    418
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +603
    That feeling when you randomly go into a Target and find that they restocked the Turbo Changers and you find the last one you need. Spoiler: It was Slipstream.