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  3. I'd like to put something into perspective about this set which is further strengthened by the recent leaks. First: This is TARGET's fault this happened, not Hasbro's. Why? Because they're the ones who cancelled the single release to begin with. Just like Walmart cancelled "pink" Hot Rod in the Velocitron line. Second: If Hasbro didn't do some sort of multipack for this, Hound wouldn't have been able to come out at all until possibly late 2025. How do I know this? The recent leaks that show that Crasher, Cosmos, Galaxy Shuttle and possibly Shadowstrip and the aforementioned Hot Rod (and hopefully Sideswipe, Mirage, Jazz and Dead End from Toxitron as well) as all being reissued sometime in 2025. It would've taken another year and a half to two years for Hasbro to try and course correct since that's about how far they plan in advance. If Hasbro not done this five pack then the earliest we would've been able to get Hound was 2025. I don't think the crybabies would've been able to wait that long. There's already people crying about having to wait that long for SS Hatchet as it is. That's the quickest they could've course corrected for the main lines. That is however what Generations Selects is for but I would imagine it couldn't have happened any earlier than this due to the licensing issues or whatever's going on that prevents Hasbro from using and/or reissuing new toolings and decos from store exclusives sooner. So there's a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on with this set. Or rather, Hound in particular. However and as others have pointed out over the internet, this didn't need to be a five pack. In all honesty, five packs are a bit much. Even four packs like the Buzzworthy ones were a bit much. Three packs should be where most multipacks should top out at provided there's no actually reason for four or five to be in a set like if they're a team or combiner or something. This should've been two-three packs by adding in Sideswipe as he also has translucent plastic. Then go from there with more. Bumblebee, Prowl, Bluestreak, Red Alert, Smokescreen, Hoist and so on can join these five, Sideswipe and Buzzworthy Cliffjumper in the blue painted window crew. I'm not saying we should suck the dick of the great and powerful Hasbro for this or anything as it could've and should've been done better, I'm just saying that it's a lose/lose situation for them and that the vast majority of the hate should be directed at Target...and ultimately the fans for not having bought the previous Buzzworthy sets. However whoever designed some of them should get a lot of the blame too as some of them where badly timed, even if I do own all of them and wanted to own them. Terrorsaur did need to be reissued, Dinobot not so much even in toy colors for both. Tow-Line was a horrible mold reuse and the poor sales showed it. Origins Jazz was great. Bumblebee, maybe not quite as much. The four packs were great as well. But then that was counterbalanced by the horrible Cyberverse 1:1 reissues that had their Cyberverse counterparts also clogging shelves at the same time but hey, at least there's different packaging. It's just that there were big hits and big misses and barely anything in the middle. Had Hound and Hatchet gone through as planned, I would expect them to have sold poorly honestly. The only reason why people seem to be clamoring for them now is that they're two years late at this point and one is still another two years away. Were there people excited for them? Sure. However there seemed to be more who couldn't care less. And I'm sure that would've been reflected in the sales. So Target was right for cancelling them even if their shitty stocking and listing practices caused most of the wild sales discrepancies of the Buzzworthy Bumblebee line as a whole. But yeah, I see a lot of GoBots here lol.
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  5. Back in the day, Takara's World's Smallest Transformers surprised everyone with their 2-inch Gashapon (capsule toys) sized figures that could actually transform from robot to vehicle. They even managed to make a transforming trailer and repair bay / command center, with tiny Roller for the Autobot Leader, when he needed to recharge. - Read the Full News Story
  6. It is that time of year again for Walmart Collector Con 2024 Spring! This year's exclusives event will being going on March 14 & 15, 2023 with various reveals coming on both days. There will be a Sneak Peek starting on March 7th, that may give us some clues. If the leaked listings are any predictor, we could be seeing the Star Seekers capsule series with a cast of pirate characters including Cannonball, Ferel, Filch, Lockdown, Roadpig, and Thundertron figures, see possible listings below. - Read the Full News Story
  7. The Missing Link line attempts to answer the question, "What would Generation One toys look and feel like with modern articulation?" With Convoy/Optimus Prime, the answer is fantastic. C-01 and C-02 feel like the original toy, with diecast metal, and rubber tires, it's nearly impossible to see any differences from the original toy. It's the transformation and robot mode that reveals all the new work, articulated hands and wrists, hips and feet. while I find the waist articulation limited and the ab crunch rather useless, it's impressive that they were included. The 40th anniversary of the Transformers brand is off to an excellent start.
  8. Following from last week's Burticus Maximus review, we delve next into Transformers Energon Superion Maximus. While a wild take on the Autobot airplane combiner we usually know of from the Aerialbots, this time we have the Air Team with Storm Jet, Sky Shadow, Terradive, Treadshot and Windrazor...wild.
  9. Transformers Tuesday Rolls Out the much leaked Transformers Generations Selects Legacy United Autobots Stand United 5-Pack! The official reveal is finally here with images details below on the Hound, Jazz, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Sunstreaker set that wil be selling for $110 USD for shipping in July! - Read the Full News Story
  10. MPH Studio has more Legends scale redecos in the works, with their MPH-S02T Toxic and MPH-S02S Sleep figures just posted on the SNS. The new stock images show the unofficial Toxitron and Dead Optimus Prime decos. The pricing and release data are still TBA, but you can see the images that follow for the preview. - Read the Full News Story
  11. The Machine Wars Train keeps chugging along. Check out my Review of 1997's Machine Wars Megatron.
  12. Transformers Robot Enhanced Design. (R. E. D.) Reformatting Megatron figure from Transformers The Movie (1986). Comes with 4 extra hands, one Energon mace, and one Energon cube holding hand.
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  14. I have not done a Mint In Package Monday for a while, so here's a double shot of 2017 Transformers The Last Knight Optimus Prime Voyager class movie exclusives. Arguably the best figure design from the movie, it was repainted a number of times from the initial Premier edition. - Read the Full News Story
  15. Third party Transformers companies have existed a long time, some are great others are problematic. Some...are both! Fans voted and here are the top 10 Transformers third party companies to avoid...maybe.
  16. The inevitable Image Comics Transformers Trade Paperback Volume 01 edition from Skybound has been announced for a May 2024 release. The virtual rebirth of the Car Robot's comic celebrates 6 issues in the Volume ! TPB, with more to come in a Volume 2, at least. Those who waited, can get their fix with this bingeworthy release, featuring the Optimus Prime cover by Jonboy Meyers. - Read the Full News Story
  17. While we are waiting for the official debut of the Hot Wheels X Transformers to roll out, it may surprise some Transformers fans that Mattel has been here before, without Hasbro. Back in 2007 Hot Wheels introduced their line of transforming cars called the "Modifighters". There is no ambiguity here over these being cars that transform into robots. - Read the Full News Story
  18. Following the PODZ Caps, it looks like good2grow / Good 2 Grow have another Transformers Juice Topper to release with this Optimus Prime edition.The listing on Ebay, that originates from Manassas, Virginia, is listed as a new Sprouts series item. These are appearing at retail now. Check out the image below for what's coming to store shelves soon. - Read the Full News Story
  19. Following the USA sightings, just out on the Asia SNS are in-hand images of the new Studio Series Deluxes GE-07 Sideswipe & SS-111 Concept Art Sunstreaker. Check out both figures together and compared with others, thanks to @蓝色正午. - Read the Full News Story
  20. The Studio Series Waves ON at retail with another find of an recently leaked figure, with the sighting of the Gamer Edition GE-07 Sideswipe. It has not even been revealed and its already arriving in stores. This was found at Walmart in Secaucus New Jersey, same Walmart that Concept Sunstreaker was found at. - Read the Full News Story
  21. I don't even need to comment. The last two comments said everything perfectly. I probably couldn't say it better myself.
  22. IAMNOFIRE is going 2D with this latest high resolution toy photography image gallery featuring the Transformers United Animated Optimus Prime. Check out the Voyager class remake that contines the Animated subline. - Read the Full News Story
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    • I'd like to put something into perspective about this set which is further strengthened by the recent leaks. First: This is TARGET's fault this happened, not Hasbro's. Why? Because they're the ones who cancelled the single release to begin with. Just like Walmart cancelled  "pink" Hot Rod in the Velocitron line.  Second: If Hasbro didn't do some sort of multipack for this, Hound wouldn't have been able to come out at all until possibly late 2025. How do I know this? The recent leaks that show that Crasher, Cosmos, Galaxy Shuttle and possibly Shadowstrip and the aforementioned Hot Rod (and hopefully Sideswipe, Mirage, Jazz and Dead End from Toxitron as well) as all being reissued sometime in 2025. It would've taken another year and a half to two years for Hasbro to try and course correct since that's about how far they plan in advance. If Hasbro not done this five pack then the earliest we would've been able to get Hound was 2025. I don't think the crybabies would've been able to wait that long. There's already people crying about having to wait that long for SS Hatchet as it is. That's the quickest they could've course corrected for the main lines. That is however what Generations Selects is for but I would imagine it couldn't have happened any earlier than this due to the licensing issues or whatever's going on that prevents Hasbro from using and/or reissuing new toolings and decos from store exclusives sooner. So there's a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on with this set. Or rather, Hound in particular. However and as others have pointed out over the internet, this didn't need to be a five pack. In all honesty, five packs are a bit much. Even four packs like the Buzzworthy ones were a bit much. Three packs should be where most multipacks should top out at provided there's no actually reason for four or five to be in a set like if they're a team or combiner or something. This should've been two-three packs by adding in Sideswipe as he also has translucent plastic. Then go from there with more. Bumblebee, Prowl, Bluestreak, Red Alert, Smokescreen, Hoist and so on can join these five, Sideswipe and Buzzworthy Cliffjumper in the blue painted window crew.  I'm not saying we should suck the dick of the great and powerful Hasbro for this or anything as it could've and should've been done better, I'm just saying that it's a lose/lose situation for them and that the vast majority of the hate should be directed at Target...and ultimately the fans for not having bought the previous Buzzworthy sets. However whoever designed some of them should get a lot of the blame too as some of them where badly timed, even if I do own all of them and wanted to own them. Terrorsaur did need to be reissued, Dinobot not so much even in toy colors for both. Tow-Line was a horrible mold reuse and the poor sales showed it. Origins Jazz was great. Bumblebee, maybe not quite as much. The four packs were great as well. But then that was counterbalanced by the horrible Cyberverse 1:1 reissues that had their Cyberverse counterparts also clogging shelves at the same time but hey, at least there's different packaging. It's just that there were big hits and big misses and barely anything in the middle. Had Hound and Hatchet gone through as planned, I would expect them to have sold poorly honestly. The only reason why people seem to be clamoring for them now is that they're two years late at this point and one is still another two years away. Were there people excited for them? Sure. However there seemed to be more who couldn't care less. And I'm sure that would've been reflected in the sales. So Target was right for cancelling them even if their shitty stocking and listing practices caused most of the wild sales discrepancies of the Buzzworthy Bumblebee line as a whole. But yeah, I see a lot of GoBots here lol.  
    • Back in the day, Takara's World's Smallest Transformers surprised everyone with their 2-inch Gashapon (capsule toys) sized figures that could actually transform from robot to vehicle. They even managed to make a transforming trailer and repair bay / command center, with tiny Roller for the Autobot Leader, when he needed to recharge. - Read the Full News Story
    • It is that time of year again for Walmart Collector Con 2024 Spring! This year's exclusives event will being going on March 14 & 15, 2023 with various reveals coming on both days. There will be a Sneak Peek starting on March 7th, that may give us some clues. If the leaked listings are any predictor, we could be seeing the Star Seekers capsule series with a cast of pirate characters including Cannonball, Ferel, Filch, Lockdown, Roadpig, and Thundertron figures, see possible listings below. - Read the Full News Story
    • The Missing Link line attempts to answer the question, "What would Generation One toys look and feel like with modern articulation?" With Convoy/Optimus Prime, the answer is fantastic. C-01 and C-02 feel like the original toy, with diecast metal, and rubber tires, it's nearly impossible to see any differences from the original toy. It's the transformation and robot mode that reveals all the new work, articulated hands and wrists, hips and feet. while I find the waist articulation limited and the ab crunch rather useless, it's impressive that they were included. The 40th anniversary of the Transformers brand is off to an excellent start.  
    • Following from last week's Burticus Maximus review, we delve next into Transformers Energon Superion Maximus. While a wild take on the Autobot airplane combiner we usually know of from the Aerialbots, this time we have the Air Team with Storm Jet, Sky Shadow, Terradive, Treadshot and Windrazor...wild.  
    • Transformers Tuesday Rolls Out the much leaked Transformers Generations Selects Legacy United Autobots Stand United 5-Pack! The official reveal is finally here with images details below on the Hound, Jazz, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Sunstreaker set that wil be selling for $110 USD for shipping in July! - Read the Full News Story
    • MPH Studio has more Legends scale redecos in the works, with their MPH-S02T Toxic and MPH-S02S Sleep figures just posted on the SNS. The new stock images show the unofficial Toxitron and Dead Optimus Prime decos. The pricing and release data are still TBA, but you can see the images that follow for the preview. - Read the Full News Story
    • The Machine Wars Train keeps chugging along. Check out my Review of 1997's Machine Wars Megatron.  
    • Transformers Robot Enhanced Design. (R. E. D.) Reformatting Megatron figure from Transformers The Movie (1986).  Comes with 4 extra hands, one Energon mace, and one Energon cube holding hand.    
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