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Hasbro's Evan Brooks @naveskoorb flys in with some more views of the just officially revealed Amazon capsule exclusives Transformers Legacy Evolution Senator Shockwave & Orion Pax and Miner Megatron & Ratbat 2-packs. He's got some new in-hand images as well his additional notes and highlights to share about these toys in the behind the scenes report that follows. - Read the Full News Story


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6 hours ago, Quautobot said:

If you want these, buy the Rise of Tyranny 2-pack from Amazon, and the Humble Origins 2-pack from Pulse (if it comes back in stock). The thing is, with Rise of Tyranny you're getting two voyagers for $70 on Pulse (reasonable) and with Humble Origins you're getting a deluxe and a voyager for $55 on Pulse (also reasonable). But Amazon got the prices swapped, so you're getting two voyagers for $55 on Amazon (an amazing deal) and a deluxe and a voyager for $70 on Amazon (a ripoff).

TL;DR buy Megs & Ratbat from Amazon and Shockwave & Orion from Pulse.

Indeed. However Amazon has preorder price guarantees. So they'll refund the difference for the overpriced set when they swap it to the correct amount. And it should also mean that they'll honor the lower price for the other set too. So there shouldn't be a need to wait for Pulse to allow more preorders. 

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Been thinking about Senator Shockwave and how some people don't like that it's using the Siege Tetrajet for whatever reason. I'm looking at Jhiaxus right now and I think this mold could've worked as well. The only thing is that it would require the arm wings to partsform like the ones on CW Cyclonus. 

The translucent plastic sprue, the red plastic sprue and the green plastic sprue would all need to be reworked. They could've replaced the larger wings with thrusters that also have pylons that come up and over his back like they do in the comics instead of making the chest have two of the seeker pylons on the sides of the head instead of the one. It could've worked fairly well with about the same amount of parts changed as there were on the Siege Tetrajet mold. It also would've given Senator Shockwave opening hands so he can better emote in robot mode like Senator Ratbat can with his one molded open hand.

Ultimately it was probably a lot cheaper to work on the Siege Tetrajet since it's be used so many times already than it would've been to rework the Jhiaxus mold which has only been used once so far. I like the Tetrajet mold and have EVERY version so far and don't mind more but even I would've liked it more had they used Jhiaxus instead. Oh well. It was just a thought though. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

The Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts is ready to roll in China with a special premiere exhibit. Which, just happened to include a Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution display showing the Rise of Tyranny and Humble Origins for Senator Shockwave & Orion Pax and Miner Megatron & Ratbat 2 Packs. Seems they were also showing the Toxitron exclusives with Hot Rod seen in the back there, but no images of those were included with the images from URANUS. - Read the Full News Story


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Following the official reveal, we have some in-hand views of the Senator Shockwave & Data Clerk Orion Pax from Humble Origins 2-Pack. The Amazon capsule exclusives are making their way to retail already in Asia. As shown here, in and out of the box as well as both the robot and alternate modes images thanks to @红豆雪花冰. - Read the Full News Story


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Summer is here and convention season draws near with the influx of exclusive releases such as the Humble Origins 2-Pack with Senator Shockwave & Data Clerk Orion Pax. These figures are slated for release in 1st of July, so its already showing up In-Hand with compares and more. Check in the images and video below thanks to PrimeVsPrime. - Read the Full News Story


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Amazon still hasn't properly adjusted their prices. I wonder if they ever will. In any event I spotted the Orion Pax and Shockwave set in stock yesterday on Pulse so I ordered it there and cancelled my Amazon order just in case. This way I should definitely have both sets for the lower price. 

I have my three deluxe Orion Pax figures sitting here waiting for this one. However judging by the Cybertron Defense Hot Shot I also have next to them, this Pax is going to look a bit out of place next to the rest of them. Thrilling 30 Pax is still the best figure overall though. "Titans Return" Pax is at least bigger than the rest and is a more fun mold overall than the "SS86" mold which is the most accurate to G1 out of the two due to the retooled parts.

It's such a shame that PotP Pax is so much bigger and turns into Optimus Prime's cab otherwise it would be the most accurate G1 Pax we've gotten even if it's a little too tall for the role as it's technically a voyager.

I also have them next to WFC and FoC Optimus. I still think WFC deluxe Optimus is a better mold than the new SSG voyager. Now I remember why I never had any balancing issues with the deluxe though. You can shift the feet back quite a bit to help balance him. It's actually the new voyager that has balancing issues as you can't do the same with him and he has no heel spurs and rounded heels to boot...pun intended. FoC Optimus is a fun little mold. I forgot just how fun actually. Sometimes simple is good too. Shame he's too small and never got an oversized KO. 

As well as Classics deluxe Optimus with the rest. Wow that's a bad mold. I wonder what the rumored deluxe Optimus will be like. Obviously better than the Classics version in any event. And luckily without any action features. It's just so odd that they're doing another deluxe G1 Optimus for the "CHUG" line. WFC was a deluxe due to no voyagers at the time. FoC was a deluxe due to...well I don't actually know why. There were voyagers released then so why a deluxe? 

All of these deluxe Primes and Orions make me want to do some customs. I seen some pretty good ones using Siege Ironhide/Crosshairs and SSBB Ironhide. Maybe if I feel up to it I'll do one or both. 

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