Hasbro have released some official images of the Transformers toys shown off at the breakfast event of the San Diego Comic Con this morning. On show here are the following from the Titans Return line:
- Voyager class Megatron with Doomshot
- Legends class Bumblebee
- Legends class Gnaw
- Titan Master Sawback (called Lione in the file name, confirming the intended homage of this one)
- Titan Master Overboard (called Overkill in the file name)
- Deluxe class Brainstorm single carded release
Question is would they remold the head for chase?
Chase?? nooo I don't want a blue headed cliffjumper, especially if we're not getting all 6 throttlebots
It would be nice to get a Cliffjumper that could be repainted/tooled into Hubcap for once. Back to Megatron, I wonder how they are going to pull off the cockpit chest for the Blitzwing retool. Other the the jet mode, there is nothing that really screams Blitzwing as it is now.
The rumours only have him redeco'd into chase. There are 0 cliffjumper rumours.
Eh. I'll just get the previous Legends Cliffjumper as I need the Roller Drone for Nemesis Prime. That leaves Bumblebee open for purchasing.
I'd be more than happy to spend dollars for a cliff! actually they should make about 5-6 repaints, this is a sweet mold
Oh he will. Hasbro can't resist those sweet sweet dollars.
anyone know whether bumblebee will get a cliffjumper repaint? that would be so sweet
Everyone already thinks that. This is a Blitzwing figure pre-tooled into Megatron. I doubt there is a single person who doesn't know that, the same way we all knew Sentinel Prime was a pre-tool of Astrotrain.
Somewhere along the line, Hasbro realized they have a better chance of selling both figures to more people if they release the alternate version first and the main intended version second. It's almost amazing they didn't figure this out years ago.
I can't be the only one thinking this megs mold was made for blitzwing can I? I mean you can even see that the wings can flip out in robot mode this has to be blitzwing I mean seriously
Variety of reasons, the one that stuck with me was the short distance truckers. These are truck drivers that drive loads from the docks to railroad depots. Essentially the companies wanted to make them independent contractors, and wanted them to own and maintain their own trucks all while paying them as little as possible. Not pleasant. I can see it playing havoc with distribution, shipping companies diverting to other ports, distributing from different rail lines. Given how much cargo is involved, I can see it taking a while to sort out.
Wow…that bad huh? Its taken that long to recover? What was it over?
A couple years back there were a series of disputes with dock workers and short distance truckers at the port facilities at Long Beach California. A huge chunk of cargo from Asia goes through there. Strikes and work stoppages cause back logs and other problems.
Yeah, perhaps I should have said "now both leaders are getting the Headmaster treatment" since it's hard to tell from the back of package photo, and the deco guide leaked awhile back now, if that Voyager Optimus will be a triple changer. If not, he would certainly be the odd one out from what we've seen so far. While I would like to think he could be a triple changer, all I can see is that he has a lot of truck details, with chunky tanker legs and what is presumably the cab on his back. If that mold is concealing plane kibble, it's dong so quite well, at least from the angles we've seen it, though that's exactly what the upcoming Voyager Megatron's done!
Probably that Prime that was shown on the back of Meg's packaging.
Broadside will probably a new mold that will also be used for the Tidal Wave that was mentioned in the Transmissions leak thread.
It seems that by the time this line is done all the G1 triple changers will be redone except Springer and Sandstorm.
Seeing this new Voyager Megatron definitely reminded me of Broadside, at least because it's a triple changer with a solid appearance, and both characters have a similar colour palette, That last similarity would make it highly unusual for them to choose Broadside as the retool, even if it were an extensive one.
Like others have said, this mold seems most likely fit for Blitzwing. If he were to forego this Megatron's cannon, the plastic deficit could reasonably be made up with his sword and comparatively smaller gun. With this in mind, I quickly started figuring out the transformations of this mold, and while the broad strokes are obvious, the rotation of the shoulders with the wings and arms seems more interesting, though I'm still not entirely sure how the jet cockpit might rotate to the chest while leaving the turret on the back to best represent Blitzwing. I wouldn't be surprised if the torso is made of several rotating segments, like Classics Optimus Prime, to achieve the versatility of the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe, etc. mold.
Much as I would love to see Broadside, seeing this obvious Blitzwing candidate made me wonder pretty quickly if these guys also had a TR Voyager Octane up their sleeves, though it would be anyone's guess as to he'd be retooled into, especially since the leaders of both factions are getting the triple changer treatment now.
If I could hope for anything from a new Broadside toy – or if the right people read this, haha – then it might be a Leader Class figure. In Titans Return they've all had base modes, and yet it could be argued that this, with a hull underneath – however token an effort it may be – could pass as Broadside's carrier mode, or whatever other warship they might wish to make him into.
Ash from Carolina
Even when they give a month that is still only for the lucky locations that actually receive the figures on time. I've been checking the sightings section and Sky Lynx is not to be found in my state outside of a Ross or two. With people wondering if the figure will ever appear in the wild the cheapest you can find Sky Lynx on Amazon is for about $50.
Hasbro and their retail partners need a system where fans don't have to be as paranoid about if they will ever see figures or not.
With a little remolding, the Megatron mold could be released as Broadside. I, for one, would love to see that.