The Transformers Archive Skip to main content / Also skip section headers

[The Transformers Archive - an international fan site]
Please feel free to log in or register.

 
  • transformers toys
  • transformers comics
  • transformers cartoon
  • transformers live-action movies
  • transformers fandom
  • transformers forum

Go Back   TFARCHIVE > TRANSFORMERS > Transformers News & Rumours

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2004-10-30, 10:27 AM   #1
Nevermore
Keiner versteht mich.
 
Nevermore's Avatar
 
Autobase Germany
Default New in-package pics: Alt Windcharger, and... Universe Spychanger reissues?!?

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread60102.html

Note they seriously trimmed down Windcharger's gun.

Also note the Spychangers (which are simply re-releases of the "G1" Spychangers) have some weird artwork.

Silverstreak has Alternators Silverstreak's artwork.
Autobot Jazz and Wheeljack have Heroes of Cybertron Autobot Jazz and Wheeljack's artworks.
Hoist has Commemorative Series V Hoist's artwork.
Prowl has Enegron (!) Prowl's artwork.

Not sure about Optimus Prime.

Needless to say, NONE of these artworks look like the toys AT ALL...
 
Nevermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 02:48 PM   #2
Reflector
Official Energon Bitch
 
Reflector's Avatar
 
Lost in the supermarket
Default

I think Prime's is from the HoC communicator version.

That's too bad about Windcharger's gun, but I'm getting it anyhow. (Is there a disparity in the gun position between the art and the photo on the back? It looks it...)
 
Reflector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 05:24 PM   #3
The Dark Optimus Prime
Registered User
 
The Dark Optimus Prime's Avatar
 
Anime Town
Default

is it just me or does windcharger look alot worse in the pics on the box than in all the other pics that ive seen. and i am also pretty disgusted with the choice of names, paintjobs and the pictures on the back of the box for all of the "spychangers"
 
The Dark Optimus Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 06:41 PM   #4
Cliffjumper
Cellar Door
 
Cliffjumper's Avatar
 
Lightbulb

God, imagine that... a Transformer toy with barely any ressemblance to its' boxart.

Duck everybody! G1 reissues!

Windcharger looks like an overgrown Car Brother. though a Grimlock I must have...

Any news as to when they're bothering to release any Alternators past Smokescreen in the UK?
 
Cliffjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 07:00 PM   #5
MikeB
Not a real Brummie
 
MikeB's Avatar
 
Solihull, England
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Cliffjumper
Any news as to when they're bothering to release any Alternators past Smokescreen in the UK?
Argos seem to have moved onto Silverstreak, though they've missed out sideswipe sadly. Other than that I haven't seen any at all, Toys R Us have maybe got smokescreen, but no more as far as I'm aware. It's annoying, but doesn't bother me overly as I'll be getting a mate to buy some for me when he's in America.

I have to say I'm really not overlly impressed with Windcharger, there's just nothing about him that stands out to me whatsoever.
 
MikeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 07:06 PM   #6
Nevermore
Keiner versteht mich.
 
Nevermore's Avatar
 
Autobase Germany
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by The Dark Optimus Prime
is it just me or does windcharger look alot worse in the pics on the box than in all the other pics that ive seen.
It's official Hasbro pics. What did you expect? :rolleyes:

Quote:
and i am also pretty disgusted with the choice of names, paintjobs and the pictures on the back of the box for all of the "spychangers"
Well, technically, those "G1" Spychangers have been out for about a year by now, albeit as Kaybee exclusives and in different packaging.

Quote:
Originally posted by Cliffjumper
Any news as to when they're bothering to release any Alternators past Smokescreen in the UK?
Oddly enough, Hound is available in both Belgium and the Netherlands, so I wonder why he hasn't been released in the UK yet?!?
 
Nevermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 08:38 PM   #7
RID Scourge
Lurking
 
RID Scourge's Avatar
 
In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!
Thumbs down

Well, they still don't have anything past Sideswipe as far as alternators go in Boston . . . they'd better start releasing more . . .

If I miss Grimlock because of that, I'll be sh*tting bullets!

EDIT: I was on the fence about Windcharger, and this just pushed me onto the no side. If you sqint, you can make out on the box that it's meant to be a "shield," instead of a gun. I guess that's in case he loses his hood. :rolleyes:

I wish they'd make some new spychanger molds. That would be cool. I fail to see the point of repackaging them. They might as well just put them out with the old card . . .
 

Last edited by RID Scourge; 2004-10-30 at 09:00 PM.
RID Scourge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 09:00 PM   #8
shanewils
Registered User
 
shanewils's Avatar
 
Cardiff, Wales
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Cliffjumper
Any news as to when they're bothering to release any Alternators past Smokescreen in the UK? [/B]
I live in the UK and i have all the Alternators so Far :

Smokescreen
Sideswipe
Hound
Silverstreak
Miester
Dead End
Tracks

I got them All from Action-hq.com and with shipping they cost about 17 quid each. They also have grimlock on sale now and swindle and windcharger on pre order
 
shanewils is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-30, 10:13 PM   #9
The Dark Optimus Prime
Registered User
 
The Dark Optimus Prime's Avatar
 
Anime Town
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by shanewils
I live in the UK and i have all the Alternators so Far :

Smokescreen
Sideswipe
Hound
Silverstreak
Miester
Dead End
Tracks

I got them All from Action-hq.com and with shipping they cost about 17 quid each. They also have grimlock on sale now and swindle and windcharger on pre order
you know...its really depressing when overseas has had better distrubution than boston -.- i really need to move to a better town
 
The Dark Optimus Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-31, 12:13 AM   #10
RID Scourge
Lurking
 
RID Scourge's Avatar
 
In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!
Default

Heresy! There is no better town! Hasbro's based in RI, a state that's notorious for its envy of Massachusetts.

Although, he had to order them online, which is why he got them. Really, it's been almost a year since Sideswipe came out and they still haven't put out a new figure. That's just disgracefull. There's no way they can blame stores for this either, since there have been plenty of times when I've seen supplies dwindle to two alts, and then they restock with only Smokescreens and Sideswipes. Really, I'm starting to suspect that Hasbro's trying to screw collectors by making these things rare on purpose.
 
RID Scourge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-31, 12:44 AM   #11
The Dark Optimus Prime
Registered User
 
The Dark Optimus Prime's Avatar
 
Anime Town
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by PaladinPrime
Heresy! There is no better town! Hasbro's based in RI, a state that's notorious for its envy of Massachusetts.

Although, he had to order them online, which is why he got them. Really, it's been almost a year since Sideswipe came out and they still haven't put out a new figure. That's just disgracefull. There's no way they can blame stores for this either, since there have been plenty of times when I've seen supplies dwindle to two alts, and then they restock with only Smokescreens and Sideswipes. Really, I'm starting to suspect that Hasbro's trying to screw collectors by making these things rare on purpose.
its true there is no better town but this crap distro is really pissing me off by now, i havent been to the KB Toys at the Galleria in Cambridge in a little while but im sure i would find the same results there as i would in all the Newbury Comics and Toys R Us
 
The Dark Optimus Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-31, 01:08 AM   #12
RID Scourge
Lurking
 
RID Scourge's Avatar
 
In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!
Thumbs down

You'd find a lot less. Their selection literally sucks monkey balls. the best KB is KB toyworks, which is in Braintree, in the minimall with the Stop and Shop and TJ Max. It has the biggest selection, but that just means they tend to keep up with other stores. The prices are higher, and if you're looking for alternators, forget it.
 
RID Scourge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-31, 02:39 AM   #13
The Dark Optimus Prime
Registered User
 
The Dark Optimus Prime's Avatar
 
Anime Town
Default

joy -.- at least theres always amazon if i need it....but is there some way that i can just shoot anyone having to do with hasbro distro?
 
The Dark Optimus Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-31, 03:57 AM   #14
RID Scourge
Lurking
 
RID Scourge's Avatar
 
In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!
Default

Well, if you do and any one asks, I know nothing.
 
RID Scourge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-10-31, 04:24 AM   #15
EvillEdd
Registered User
 
EvillEdd's Avatar
 
Ocean Grove, NJ
Default

I feel lucky. I found all the new spychangers at Kay-Bees about three months ago. Haven't seen em since however. It must've been a mistake though, Kay-Bee actually stocking something exclusive to them. Spychanger Prime and Scourge look awesome posed together though.
 
EvillEdd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-11-02, 12:24 AM   #16
Whirl's Rear Rotor
Guest
 
Default

As far as getting other Alternators in the UK goes, I seem to remember a news thread on here saying that Hasbro UK had no plans to release any other Alternators here because they had a hard enough time getting places to stock Smokescreen. So it seems TRU and other regular stockists are out, the only places you'll see them are places that import them.
 
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
 
 
[the-hub.co.uk]
[transfans.co.uk]
[oneshallstand]
[unicron.com]
[counter-x.net]
[ntfa.net]
[allspark.com]
[transformertoys.co.uk]
[tfu.info]
[botchthecrab.com]
[obscure_tf]
[tfradio.net]
 

[TFArchive button]
Link graphics...

BOOKMARK US
Or in FF, hit Ctrl+D.