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Transformers Toy Review Archive (older series, 1984 to date)

Complete Universe (2003 line) & Robot Masters toys checklist

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US market: Hasbro Universe Tiny Tins (mass retail) | Hasbro Universe Deluxes (mass retail) | Hasbro Universe Ultras (mass retail) | Universe store exclusives | Universe MicroMasters (KB Toys exclusives) | Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive Spychanger repackages | Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive Basic / Scout repackages | Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive Deluxe repackages | Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive multi-pack repackages | Universe OTFCC exclusives | "Expanded Universe" convention exclusives
Japanese market: Takara Robot Masters | Robot Masters exclusives | Japanese Universe "USA Editions"


US MARKET

Hasbro Universe Tiny Tins (mass retail)

WaveName(s)Repaint / remold ofProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1Dirt BossRace Mini-Con Team Dirt Boss (Armada)47680 / 47668$3.99March 2004
OUT
Repackaged Armada Dirt Boss (no repaint)
Merges with Downshift and Mirage to form Skyboom shield
1DownshiftRace Mini-Con Team Downshift (Armada)47681 / 47668$3.99March 2004
OUT
Repackaged Armada Downshift (no repaint)
Merges with Dirt Boss and Mirage to form Skyboom shield
1MirageRace Mini-Con Team Mirage (Armada)47682 / 47668$3.99March 2004
OUT
Repackaged Armada Mirage (no repaint)
Merges with Dirt Boss and Downshift to form Skyboom shield
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Hasbro Universe Deluxes (mass retail)

WaveName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1SnarlSnarl (Beast Machines)Snarl (USA Edition)80901 / 80900$9.99June 2003
OUT
1ReptilionTransmetal 2 Iguanus (Beast Wars)Reptilion (USA Edition)80902 / 80900$9.99June 2003
OUT
1SilverboltFuzor Silverbolt (Beast Wars)Silverbolt (USA Edition)80903 / 80900$9.99June 2003
OUT
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2BlackarachniaBlackarachnia (Beast Machines)Blackarachnia (USA Edition)80904 / 80900$9.99August 2003
OUT
2Dinobot StrikerStriker (Beast Machines)Dinobot Striker (USA Edition)80905 / 80900$9.99August 2003
OUT
3Autobot RatchetX-Brawn (Robots in Disguise)Autobot Ratchet (USA Edition)80941 / 80900$9.99October 2003
OUT
3InfernoProwl (Robots in Disguise)Inferno (USA Edition)80942 / 80900$9.99October 2003
OUT
4SkywarpDeluxe Jetstorm (Beast Machines)Skywarp (USA Edition)80943 / 80900$9.99January 2004
OUT
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4Dinobot TriceradonTriceradon (Beast Machines)Dinobot Triceradon (USA Edition)80945 / 80900$9.99January 2004
OUT
5SkydiveSkydive (Beast Machines)Skydive (USA Edition)80946 / 80900$9.99March 2004
OUT
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6Fireflight with Firebot & ThunderwingSpy Streak (Beast Machines), Emergency Mini-Con Team Firebot (Armada) & Air Military Mini-Con Team Thunderwing (Armada)Fireflight with Firebot & Thunderwing (USA Edition) [or Micron Densetsu DVD vol. 13 exclusive Hazard Team Micron Quench (Firebot only)]80910 / 80900$9.99August 2004
OUT
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6Nemesis StrikaStrika (Beast Machines)Nemesis Strika (USA Edition)80911 / 80900$9.99August 2004
OUT
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7Air Raid & Wind SheerAir Raid (Generation 2) & Hooligan (Generation 2)Air Raid & Wind Sheer (USA Edition)80957 / 80900$9.99October 2004
OUT
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7Swerve with RoadhandlerBlurr with Incinerator (Armada)Swerve with Roadhandler (USA Edition)80960 / 80900$9.99October 2004
OUT
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8LonghornRamulus (Beast Wars)80969 / 80900$9.99February 2005
OUT
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8Night Slash CheetorNight Slash Cheetor (Beast Machines)80974 / 80900$9.99February 2005
OUT
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8FrostbiteTransmetal 2 Jawbreaker (Beast Wars)80977 / 80900$9.99February 2005
OUT
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9BlastchargeBlastcharge (Beast Machines)80972 / 80900$9.99April 2005
OUT

Hasbro Universe Ultras (mass retail)

NOTE: For the toys originally intended as wave 4, see store exclusives (Target).

WaveName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1RazorclawTransmetal 2 Tigerhawk (Beast Wars)Razorclaw (USA Edition)80936 / 80935$19.99July 2003
OUT
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1Optimus PrimalOptimus Primal (Beast Wars)Optimus Primal (USA Edition)80937 / 80935$19.99July 2003
OUT
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1.5Tankor & ObsidianTankor (Beast Machines) & Obsidian (Beast Machines)Tankor & Obsidian (USA Edition)80938 / 80935$19.99October 2003
OUT
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2DepthchargeDepth Charge (Beast Wars)Depthcharge (USA Edition)80940 / 80935$19.99November 2003
OUT
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2.5King AtlasStarscream (Machine Wars)King Atlas (USA Edition)80947 / 80935$19.99March 2004
OUT
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3Stockade & Magna Stampede with Prowl & TerradiveTank Drone (Beast Machines), Battle Unicorn (Beast Machines), Emergency Mini-Con Team Prowl (Armada) & Air Military Mini-Con Team Terradive (Armada)Stockade & Magna Stampede (USA Edition) [or Micron Densetsu DVD vol. 11 exclusive Hazard Team Micron Kingbolt (Prowl only)]80949 / 80935$19.99August 2004
OUT
3Autobot Whirl with Gunbarrel & MakeshiftSandstorm (Machine Wars), Air Military Mini-Con Team Gunbarrel (Armada) & Emergency Mini-Con Team Makeshift (Armada)Autobot Whirl (USA Edition) [or Micron Densetsu DVD vol. 12 exclusive Hazard Team Micron Impulsor (Makeshift only)]80950 / 80935$19.99August 2004
OUT
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3.5Soundwave & Space CaseSoundwave (Machine Wars) & Space Case (Generation 2)Soundwave & Space Case (USA Edition)80958 / 80935$19.99October 2004
OUT
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UNRELEASED ITEMS:
?Sonar?809?? / 80935$19.99Listed in Chinese distributors' listings (April 2004)
UNRELEASED
?Optimus Minor?809?? / 80935$19.99Listed in Chinese distributors' listings (April 2004)
UNRELEASED
?Optimus Primal?809?? / 80935$19.99Listed in Chinese distributors' listings (April 2004)
UNRELEASED
?Thrustor?809?? / 80935$19.99Listed in Chinese distributors' listings (April 2004)
UNRELEASED

Universe store exclusives

Exclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
Chevrolet Store (online, Europe/Middle East only)Swerve83553€12.80March 2008
OUT in Europe
KB ToysSnow CatSnow Cat (Energon)27289 / 27271$9.99September 2005
OUT
KB ToysDownshiftDownshift (Energon)27291 / 27271$9.99September 2005
OUT
KMartCrystal Widow vs. Oil Slick (with search and destroy robot)Blackarachnia (Beast Machines) & Sideswipe with Nightbeat (Armada)25907$19.99July 2004
OUT
Sam's ClubOptimus PrimeOptimus Prime (Robots in Disguise)27401$19.99September 2003
OUT
Sam's ClubUltra MagnusUltra Magnus (Robots in Disguise)27401$19.99September 2003
OUT
Secondary stores (Kohl's, Meijer, Menards, ShopKo)Ultra Magnus with Over-Run vs. Treadshot with NightbeatSuper-Con Optimus Prime with Over-Run (Armada) & Sideswipe with Nightbeat (Armada)27281 / 27276$19.99October 2004
OUT
Color schemes are G1 Ultra Magnus and G1 Dead End homages
A large number of Ultra Magnuses come with misassembled arms
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Secondary stores (Kohl's, Meijer, Menards, ShopKo)Smokescreen with Liftor vs. Ransack with RefuteSmokescreen with Liftor (Armada) & Hoist with Refute (Armada)27283 / 27276$19.99October 2004
OUT
TargetNemesis PrimeBig Convoy (Japanese Beast Wars Neo only)Nemesis Prime (USA Edition)27274$19.99August 2004
OUT
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TargetOverbite with RepugnusCybershark (Beast Wars) [or Hellscream (Japanese Beast Wars II only)] & Buzzclaw (Beast Wars)80948 / 80935$16.99March 2006
OUT
Repugnus is a G1 Repugnus homage
Repugnus incorrectly labeled as a Decepticon on the packaging
Originally intended as part of the mass retail Ultra Assortment
TargetLong Haul & HightowerHeavy Load (Robots in Disguise) & Hightower (Robots in Disguise)80952 / 80935$16.99March 2006
OUT
Merge with Bonecrusher and Scavenger to form Constructicon Devastator
Originally intended as part of the mass retail Ultra Assortment
TargetBonecrusher & ScavengerWedge (Robots in Disguise) & Grimlock (Robots in Disguise)80953 / 80935$16.99March 2006
OUT
Merge with Long Haul and Hightower to form Constructicon Devastator
Originally intended as part of the mass retail Ultra Assortment
Toys'R'UsRamjet with Thunderclash, Gunbarrel, Terradive & ThunderwingSkywarp with Thunderclash (Armada) & Air Military Mini-Con Team Gunbarrel, Terradive & Thunderwing (Armada)25906$19.99March 2004
OUT
Wal*MartOptimus Prime with Prowl (Spychangers)Spychanger Optimus Prime (Robots in Disguise) & Spychanger Prowl 2 (Robots in Disguise)27229 / 27248$6.99February 2004
OUT
Optimus Prime color scheme based on Sam's Club exclusive Universe Optimus Prime; Prowl color scheme is a G1 Red Alert homage
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Wal*MartUltra Magnus with Ironhide (Spychangers)Spychanger Ultra Magnus (Robots in Disguise) & Spychanger Ironhide (Robots in Disguise)27254 / 27248$6.99February 2004
OUT
Ultra Magnus color scheme based on Sam's Club exclusive Universe Ultra Magnus; Ironhide color scheme is a G1 Trailbreaker homage
Ironhide (Trailbreaker) originally planned for a release as part of the "G1" Spychangers line
Wal*MartSide BurnSide Burn (Robots in Disguise)27236 / 27249$9.99February 2004
OUT
Comes with Universe CD-ROM
Wal*MartProwlProwl (Robots in Disguise)27237 / 27249$9.99February 2004
OUT
Comes with Universe CD-ROM
Wal*MartRuination (Armorhide, Mega-Octane, Movor, Rollbar & Ro-Tor)Armorhide (Robots in Disguise), Mega-Octane (Robots in Disguise), Movor (Robots in Disguise), Rollbar (Robots in Disguise) & Ro-Tor (Robots in Disguise)27238$19.99February 2004
OUT
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Wal*MartSunstorm with Inferno and Street Action Mini-Con Team (Grindor, High Wire & Sureshock)Thrust with Inferno (Armada) & Street Action Mini-Con Team Grindor, High Wire & Sureshock (Armada)27239$19.99February 2004
OUT
Wal*MartOpposites Attack (Excellion vs. Thundercracker)Excellion (Cybertron) & Thundercracker (Cybertron)83532 / 83381$10.00November 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Deluxe Excellion and Thundercracker (no repaints)
Wal*MartSearch for the Pirate Moon (Downshift vs. Cannonball)Downshift (Cybertron) & Cannonball (Cybertron)83533 / 83381$10.00November 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Deluxe Downshift and Cannonball (no repaints)
UNRELEASED ITEMS:
TargetDrench with Wind Sheer vs. Smokescreen with JoltWheeljack with Wind Sheer (Armada) & Hot Shot with Jolt (Armada)?????$19.99Test shots surfaced in Hong Kong (April 2004)
Confirmed as a "Battle in a Box" set by Hasbro at OTFCC 2004 (July 2004)
Retroactively confirmed by Hasbro 2006 checklist (July 2006)
UNRELEASED
Color schemes are G2 Drench and G1 Smokescreen homages
Toys'R'UsSpacewarp with Space Mini-Con Team (Comettor, Astroscope, Sky Blast & Payload)Jetfire with Comettor (Armada) and Space Mini-Con Team Astroscope, Sky Blast & Payload (Armada)?????$24.99Test shots surfaced in Hong Kong (April 2004)
Found listed in Canadian TRU computers (June 2004)
Retroactively confirmed by Hasbro 2006 checklist (July 2006)
UNRELEASED
Spacewarp ended up as Transformers Collectors' Club exclusive Astrotrain
Wal*MartLeatherhide vs. BlackarachniaMutant Soundwave (Beast Wars) & Blackarachnia (Beast Wars)2???? / ?????$19.99Test shots surfaced in China (May 2004)
Retroactively confirmed by Hasbro 2006 checklist (July 2006)
UNRELEASED
Wal*MartNightprowler vs. WaspinatorCheetor (Beast Wars) & Transmetal Waspinator (Beast Wars)????? / ?????$19.99Test shots surfaced in China (May 2004)
Retroactively confirmed by Hasbro 2006 checklist (July 2006)
UNRELEASED
Wal*MartPiranhacons (Nautilator, Overbite, Seawing, "Archerbot", Snaptrap & Tentakil)Nautilator (Generation 1), Overbite (Generation 1), Seawing (Generation 1), Skalor (Generation 1), Snaptrap (Generation 1) & Tentakil (Generation 1)?????$19.99Test shots surfaced in China (July 2004)
Confirmed by Hasbro at OTFCC 2004 (July 2004)
Officially confirmed pushed back (March 2005)
Considered for Hasbro Toy Shop by Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con 2005 (July 2005)
Still looking for a new home (September 2005)
Retroactively confirmed by Hasbro 2006 checklist (July 2006)
UNRELEASED
Merge to form Piranhaking

Universe MicroMasters (KB Toys exclusives)

SeriesName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
IRed AlertDischarge (Japanese Operation Combination only)Discharge (Micromaster reissue)29454 / 29460$3.99May 2004
OUT
Merges with Autobot Groove, First Aid, Hot Spot, Prowl and Streetwise to form Defensor
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IProwlRoad Police (Japanese Operation Combination only)Road Police (Micromaster reissue)29455 / 29460$3.99May 2004
OUT
Merges with Autobot Groove, First Aid, Hot Spot, Red Alert and Streetwise to form Defensor
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IFirst AidSireen (Japanese Operation Combination only)Sireen (Micromaster reissue)29456 / 29460$3.99May 2004
OUT
Merges with Autobot Groove, Hot Spot, Prowl, Red Alert and Streetwise to form Defensor
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IHot SpotNeo-Wheel (Japanese Operation Combination only)Neo-Wheel (Micromaster reissue)29457 / 29460$3.99May 2004
OUT
Merges with Autobot Groove, First Aid, Prowl, Red Alert and Streetwise to form Defensor
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IAutobot GrooveGlide (Japanese Operation Combination only)Glide (Micromaster reissue)29458 / 29460$3.99May 2004
OUT
Merges with First Aid, Hot Spot, Prowl, Red Alert and Streetwise to form Defensor
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IStreetwiseCircuit (Japanese Operation Combination only)Circuit (Micromaster reissue)29459 / 29460$3.99May 2004
OUT
Merges with Autobot Groove, First Aid, Hot Spot, Prowl and Red Alert to form Defensor
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IIBucketheadGran Arm (Japanese Operation Combination only)Gran Arm (Micromaster reissue) [or "chase" Destron Gran Arm]29470 / 29460$3.99October 2004
OUT
Merges with Bonecrusher, Hightower, Long Haul, Quickmix and Scavenger to form Constructicon Devastator
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IIQuickmixMixing (Japanese Operation Combination only)Mixing (Micromaster reissue) [or "chase" Destron Mixing]29471 / 29460$3.99October 2004
OUT
Merges with Bonecrusher, Buckethead, Hightower, Long Haul and Scavenger to form Constructicon Devastator
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IIScavengerDigger (Japanese Operation Combination only)Digger (Micromaster reissue) [or "chase" Destron Digger]29472 / 29460$3.99October 2004
OUT
Merges with Bonecrusher, Buckethead, Hightower, Long Haul and Quickmix to form Constructicon Devastator
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IIBonecrusherCrush-Bull (Japanese Operation Combination only)Crush-Bull (Micromaster reissue) [or "chase" Destron Crush-Bull]29473 / 29460$3.99October 2004
OUT
Merges with Buckethead, Hightower, Long Haul, Quickmix and Scavenger to form Constructicon Devastator
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IILong HaulTreader (Japanese Operation Combination only)Treader (Micromaster reissue) [or "chase" Destron Treader]29474 / 29460$3.99October 2004
OUT
Merges with Bonecrusher, Buckethead, Hightower, Quickmix and Scavenger to form Constructicon Devastator
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IIHightowerIron Lift (Japanese Operation Combination only)Iron Lift (Micromaster reissue) [or "chase" Destron Iron Lift]29475 / 29460$3.99October 2004
OUT
Merges with Bonecrusher, Buckethead, Long Haul, Quickmix and Scavenger to form Constructicon Devastator
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IIIRailspikeDesire (Japanese Operation Combination only)Desire (Micromaster reissue)29485 / 29460$3.99September 2005
OUT
Merges with Railspike, Tankor, Midnight Express, Swindle and Rapid Run to form Rail Racer
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IIIOverloadSan Diego (Japanese Operation Combination only)San Diego (Micromaster reissue)29486 / 29460$3.99September 2005
OUT
Merges with Railspike, Tankor, Midnight Express, Swindle and Rapid Run to form Rail Racer
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IIITankorAtlan (Japanese Operation Combination only)Atlan (Micromaster reissue)29487 / 29460$3.99September 2005
OUT
Merges with Railspike, Overload, Midnight Express, Swindle and Rapid Run to form Rail Racer
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IIIMidnight ExpressWindy (Japanese Operation Combination only)Windy (Micromaster reissue)29488 / 29460$3.99September 2005
OUT
Merges with Railspike, Overload, Tankor, Swindle and Rapid Run to form Rail Racer
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IIISwindleConvertor (Japanese Operation Combination only)Convertor (Micromaster reissue)29489 / 29460$3.99September 2005
OUT
Merges with Railspike, Overload, Tankor, Midnight Express and Rapid Run to form Rail Racer
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IIIRapid RunRaise (Japanese Operation Combination only)Raise (Micromaster reissue)29490 / 29460$3.99September 2005
OUT
Merges with Railspike, Overload, Tankor, Midnight Express and Swindle to form Rail Racer
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IVFireflightFlanker (Japanese Operation Combination only)Flanker (Micromaster reissue)29519 / 29460$3.99September 2006
OUT
Merges with Air Raid, Skydive, Silverbolt, Storm Jet and Ro-tor to form Superion
IVAir RaidMissile Run (Japanese Operation Combination only)Missile Run (Micromaster reissue)29520 / 29460$3.99September 2006
OUT
Merges with Fireflight, Skydive, Silverbolt, Storm Jet and Ro-tor to form Superion
IVSkydiveSuper Sonic (Japanese Operation Combination only)Super Sonic (Micromaster reissue)29521 / 29460$3.99September 2006
OUT
Merges with Fireflight, Air Raid, Silverbolt, Storm Jet and Ro-tor to form Superion
IVSilverboltFalcon (Japanese Operation Combination only)Falcon (Micromaster reissue)29522 / 29460$3.99September 2006
OUT
Merges with Fireflight, Air Raid, Skydive, Storm Jet and Ro-tor to form Superion
IVStorm JetRaker (Japanese Operation Combination only)Raker (Micromaster reissue)29523 / 29460$3.99September 2006
OUT
Merges with Fireflight, Air Raid, Skydive, Silverbolt and Ro-tor to form Superion
IVRo-TorChain Gun (Japanese Operation Combination only)Chain Gun (Micromaster reissue)29524 / 29460$3.99September 2006
OUT
Merges with Fireflight, Air Raid, Skydive, Silverbolt and Storm Jet to form Superion

Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive Spychanger repackages

WaveExclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1Dollar General & Family DollarWheeljack (Spychanger)Spychanger Wheeljack (KB Toys exclusive "G1" version)26600 / 26548$2.00February 2005
OUT
G1 Wheeljack homage
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive "G1" Spychanger Wheeljack (no repaint)
1Dollar General, Family Dollar & RosesAutobot Jazz (Spychanger)Spychanger Autobot Jazz (KB Toys exclusive "G1" version)26601 / 26548$2.00February 2005
OUT
G1 Jazz homage
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive "G1" Spychanger Autobot Jazz (no repaint)
1Dollar General & Family DollarHoist (Spychanger)Spychanger Hoist (KB Toys exclusive "G1" version)26602 / 26548$2.00February 2005
OUT
G1 Hoist homage
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive "G1" Spychanger Hoist (no repaint)
1Dollar General & Family DollarSilverstreak (Spychanger)Spychanger Silverstreak (KB Toys exclusive "G1" version)26603 / 26548$2.00February 2005
OUT
G1 Bluestreak homage
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive "G1" Spychanger Silverstreak (no repaint)
1Dollar General, Family Dollar & RosesProwl (Spychanger)Spychanger Prowl (KB Toys exclusive "G1" version)26604 / 26548$2.00February 2005
OUT
G1 Prowl homage
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive "G1" Spychanger Prowl (no repaint)
1Dollar General, Family Dollar & RosesOptimus Prime (Spychanger)Spychanger Optimus Prime (KB Toys exclusive "G1" version)26605 / 26548$2.00February 2005
OUT
G1 Optimus Prime homage
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive "G1" Spychanger Optimus Prime (no repaint)
2Family Dollar, Roses & Dollar GeneralAutobot Camshaft (Spychanger)Spychanger W.A.R.S. (Robots in Disguise) [KB Toys exclusive clear repaint version]26610 / 26548$2.00August 2006
OUT
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive clear repaint RiD Spychanger W.A.R.S. (no repaint)
2Family Dollar, Roses & Dollar GeneralHoist (Spychanger)Spychanger Ironhide (Robots in Disguise) [KB Toys exclusive clear repaint version]26611 / 26548$2.00August 2006
OUT
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive clear repaint RiD Spychanger Ironhide (no repaint)
2Family Dollar, Roses & Dollar GeneralMirage (Spychanger)Spychanger Mirage (Robots in Disguise) [KB Toys exclusive clear repaint version]26612 / 26548$2.00August 2006
OUT
Repackaged KB Toys exclusive clear repaint RiD Spychanger Mirage (no repaint)

Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive Basic / Scout repackages

WaveExclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1Family Dollar, Dollar General & Ocean State Job LotPerceptor (High Wire, Sureshock & Grindor)Perceptor (Energon)81133 / 81132$5.00August 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Perceptor (no repaint)
1Family Dollar, Dollar General & Ocean State Job LotInsecticonInsecticon (Energon)81134 / 81132$5.00August 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Insecticon (no repaint)
1Family Dollar, Dollar General & Ocean State Job LotArceeArcee (Energon)81135 / 81132$5.00August 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Arcee (no repaint)
1Family Dollar, Dollar General & Ocean State Job LotWindrazorWindrazor (Energon)81136 / 81132$5.00August 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Windrazor (no repaint)
1Family Dollar, Dollar General & Ocean State Job LotStrong ArmEnergon Strongarm (Energon)81137 / 81132$5.00August 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Energon Strongarm (no repaint)
1Family Dollar, Dollar General & Ocean State Job LotDoom-LockDoom-Lock (Energon)81138 / 81132$5.00August 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Doom-Lock (no repaint)
2Dollar GeneralWideloadWideload (Energon)82441 / 81132$5.00October 2006
OUT
Repackaged Energon Wideload (no repaint)
2Dollar GeneralTerradiveTerradive (Energon)82442 / 81132$5.00October 2006
OUT
Repackaged Energon Terradive (no repaint)
2Dollar GeneralTreadshotTreadshot (Energon)82443 / 81132$5.00October 2006
OUT
Repackaged Energon Treadshot (no repaint)
2Dollar GeneralEnergon Saber (Skyboom, Wreckage & Scattor)Energon Saber (Energon)82444 / 81132$5.00October 2006
OUT
Repackaged Energon Energon Saber (no repaint)
2Dollar GeneralCruellockCruellock82445 / 81132$5.00October 2006
OUT
Repackaged Energon Cruellock (no repaint)
2Dollar GeneralSignal FlareSignal Flare (Energon)82446 / 81132$5.00October 2006
OUT
Repackaged Energon Signal Flare (no repaint)
3Dollar General & KB ToysBrushguardBrushguard (Cybertron)83545 / 81132$5.00October 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Brushguard (no repaint)
3Dollar General & KB ToysLugnutzLugnutz (Cybertron)83546 / 81132$5.00October 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Lugnutz (no repaint)
3Dollar General & KB ToysUndermineUndermine (Cybertron)83547 / 81132$5.00October 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Undermine (no repaint)
3Dollar General & KB ToysBrakedownBrakedown (Cybertron)83548 / 81132$5.00October 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Brakedown (no repaint)
3Dollar General & KB ToysScattorshotScattorshot (Cybertron)83549 / 81132$5.00October 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Scattorshot (no repaint)
3Dollar General & KB ToysBackstopBackstop (Cybertron)83550 / 81132$5.00October 2007
OUT
Repackaged Cybertron Backstop (no repaint)

Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive Deluxe repackages

WaveExclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1Big Lots, Tuesday Morning & KB ToysStorm JetStorm Jet (Energon)81158 / 81157$7.99October 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Storm Jet (no repaint)
1Big Lots, Tuesday Morning & KB ToysSteamhammerSteamhammer (Energon)81159 / 81157$7.99October 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Steamhammer (no repaint)
1Big Lots, Tuesday Morning & KB ToysBarricadeBarricade (Energon)81161 / 81157$7.99October 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Barricade (no repaint)
1Big Lots, Tuesday Morning & KB ToysSharkticonSharkticon (Energon)81162 / 81157$7.99October 2005
OUT
Repackaged Energon Sharkticon (no repaint)

Universe "Dollar stores" exclusive multi-pack repackages

Exclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
Dollar General & KB ToysOptimus Prime vs. Megatron - The Ultimate BattleOptimus Prime vs. Megatron - The Ultimate Battle (Classics)83569$15.00September 2007 (Dollar General) / July 2008 (KB Toys)
OUT
Repackaged Classics "Ultimate Battle" two-pack (no repaint)

Universe OTFCC exclusives

YearName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail price / availabilityRelease date / statusComments
2003Sideswipe (or "Side Swipe")Prowl (Robots in Disguise)$41.00July 2003
OUT
G1 Sideswipe homage
Spelling of the name might be a typo; cross-sell on the Shadow Striker / Roulette packaging was spelled "Side Swipe"
2003SunstreakerProwl (Robots in Disguise)Giveaway for hotel room pre-registrantsJuly 2003
OUT
G1 Sunstreaker homage
2003Shadow Striker & RouletteSide Burn (Robots in Disguise)$65.00July 2003
OUT
2004Megazarak with CaliburnMegatron with Leader-1 (Armada)$50.00July 2004
OUT
2004Sentinel Maximus with Ape-LinqOverload with Rollout (Armada)$45.00November 2004
OUT
CANCELLED ITEMS:
2005Hot Spot/DefensorOptimus Prime (Robots in Disguise)CANCELLEDTest shot made public (September 2004)
Confirmed in retrospect (September 2004)
CANCELLED
G1 Hot Spot/Defensor homage
2005BrawnStrongarm (Energon)CANCELLEDConcept designs made public (September 2004)
Confirmed in retrospect (September 2004)
CANCELLED
G1 Brawn homage
2005RoadbusterStrongarm (Energon)CANCELLEDConcept designs made public (September 2004)
Confirmed in retrospect (September 2004)
CANCELLED
G1 Roadbuster homage
2005DevconSlugslinger (Energon)CANCELLEDConcept designs made public (September 2004)
Confirmed in retrospect (September 2004)
CANCELLED
G1 Devcon (cartoon character) homage
2005MegatronMegatron (Robots in Disguise)CANCELLEDConcept designs made public (September 2004)
Confirmed in retrospect (September 2004)
CANCELLED
Beast Wars Megatron homage; planned to come with rubber ducky!

"Expanded Universe" convention exclusives

ConventionName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail price / availabilityRelease date / statusComments
BotCon 2002CatSCANNight Slash Cheetor (Beast Machines)$36.00July 2002
OUT
Limited to 1500 pieces
BotCon 2002CyclonusUltra Jetstorm (Beast Machines)$65.00July 2002
OUT
G1 Cyclonus homage
Limited to 1500 pieces
BotCon 2002GlyphBumblebee (Fun-4-All keychain)Giveaway for purchase of Transformers: The Wreckers #2July 2002
OUT
Limited to 3000 pieces
BotCon 2002Tap-OutCliffjumper (Fun-4-All keychain)Giveaway for pre-registrants, later used for various giveawaysJuly 2002
OUT
Limited to 3000 pieces
BotCon Europe 2002RookWindcharger (Fun-4-All keychain)£5.00March 2003
OUT
Limited to 3000 pieces


JAPANESE MARKET

Takara Robot Masters

NOTES: Japanese release dates are exact dates. "Repaint/remold" details without a (different series title) refer to previous Robot Masters releases.

Product numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
RM-01G1 Convoy¥1,480July 2004
OUT
Based on 01 Convoy (Tatakae) and MP-1 Convoy (Masterpiece)
Read a review
RM-02Beast Megatron¥1,480July 2004
OUT
Based on D-1 Megatron (Beast Wars)
Read a review
RM-03RijieC-016 Indy Heat (Car Robots)¥980July 2004
OUT
07 Ligier (Tatakae) homage
Read a review
RM-04Wrecker HookC-017 Wrecker Hook (Car Robots)¥980July 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-05R-BladeTRF-16 Jetfire (Generation 2)¥780July 2004
OUT
Jetfire (US Generation 1 only) homage
Read a review
RM-06Air HunterD-15 Thrust (Beast Wars II)¥780July 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-07Bound RogueC-14 Tasmania Kid (Beast Wars II)¥980July 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-08WingstunD-14 Dirge (Beast Wars II)¥780July 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-09Psycho-OrbX-1 Armor (Beast Wars)¥980July 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-10G1 Convoy (metallic version) + DVDRM-01 G1 Convoy¥1,980July 2004
OUT
Based on 01 Convoy (Tatakae) and MP-1 Convoy (Masterpiece)
Read a review
RM-11Beast Convoy¥1,480August 2004
OUT
Based on C-1 Convoy (Beast Wars)
Read a review
RM-12G1 Starscream¥1,480August 2004
OUT
Based on 22 Starscream (Tatakae)
Read a review
RM-13Smoke SniperTRF-10 Smokescreen (Generation 2)¥1,480September 2004
OUT
RM-14Gigant BombTRF-10 Dreadwing (Generation 2)¥2,500September 2004
OUT
RM-15Star Saber¥1,480November 19 2004
OUT
Based on C-324 Star Saber (Victory)
RM-16Victory Leo¥1,480November 19 2004
OUT
Based on C-327 Victory Leo (Victory)
RM-17Victory SaberRM-15 Star Saber & RM-16 Victory Leo¥2,900November 2004
OUT
Based on C-328 Victory Saber (Victory)
Read a review
RM-18Road RocketTRF-11 Road Rocket (Generation 2)¥980December 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-19Double FaceTRF-12 Road Pig (Generation 2)¥980December 2004
OUT
MX-01 Double Face (Micron Densetsu) homage
Read a review
RM-20Delta Seeker vs. X-GunnerTRF-7 Skyjack (Generation 2) & TRF-15 Strafe (Generation 2)¥1,480December 2004
OUT
Read a review
RM-21Burning Beast Convoy + DVDRM-11 Beast Convoy¥1,980December 2004
OUT
Based on C-1 Burning Convoy (Beast Wars II movie version)
Read a review
RM-22Lio Convoy¥1,480March 2005
OUT
Based on C-16 Lio Convoy (Beast Wars II)
Read a review
RM-23Lio Convoy (metallic version) + DVDRM-22 Lio Convoy¥1,980March 2005
OUT
Based on C-16 Lio Convoy (Beast Wars II)
RM-24Reverse ConvoyTRF-2 Megatron (Generation 2)¥1,600May 2005
OUT
Read a review
Robot Masters Edition Skywarp & ThundercrackerRM-12 G1 Starscream¥3,500August 2005
OUT
Read a review

Robot Masters exclusives

Exclusive toNameRepaint / remold ofRetail price / availabilityRelease date / statusComments
Dengeki Hobby Magazine (mail order)G1 Convoy (black version)RM-01 G1 Convoy¥2,500December 2004
OUT
Figure Oh! magazine (mail order)G1 Starscream (black version)RM-12 G1 Starscream¥2,500December 2004
OUT
Hyper Hobby magazine (mail order) Beast Megatron (black version)RM-02 Beast Megatron¥2,500December 2004
OUT
Read a review
Hobby Japan magazine (mail order)Beast Convoy (black version)RM-11 Beast Convoy¥2,500December 2004
OUT
Read a review
None ("robot points" lucky draw)Cybertron BaseC-027 Brave Maximus (Car Robots) [or Cybertron City (Car Robots lucky draw)]Lucky drawDecember 2004
OUT
Repackaged Car Robots Brave Maximus/Cybertron City (no repaint)
Limited to 10 pieces
e-Hobby ShopVictory Saber (black version)RM-17 Victory Saber¥3,200April 2005
OUT
Dengeki Hobby Magazine (mail order)Lio Convoy (black version)RM-022 Lio Convoy¥1,480February 2006
OUT

Japanese Universe "USA Editions"

NOTES: Japanese release dates are exact dates.

Exclusive toProduct numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
e-Hobby ShopE-US-001-TFOptimus PrimalC-1 Convoy (Beast Wars)Optimus Primal¥3,980August 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-002-TFRazorclawC-50 Tigerfalcon (Beast Wars Metals)Razorclaw¥3,980August 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-003-TFSilverboltC-41 Silverbolt (Beast Wars Metals)Silverbolt¥1,980August 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-004-TFSnarlSnarl (US Beast Machines only)Snarl¥1,980August 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-005-TFReptilionD-34 Crazybolt (Beast Wars)Reptilion¥1,980August 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-006-TFTankor & ObsidianTankor (US Beast Machines only) & Obsidian (US Beast Machines only)Tankor & Obsidian¥3,500September 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-007-TFBlackarachniaBlackarachnia (US Beast Machines only)Blackarachnia¥2,500September 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-008-TFDinobot StrikerSaberback (Beast Wars Neo)Dinobot Striker¥2,500September 2003
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-009-TFDepthchargeC-46 Depth Charge (Beast Wars)Depthcharge¥3,980January 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-010-TFAutobot RatchetC-002 Wild Ride (Car Robots)Autobot Ratchet¥2,480January 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-011-TFInfernoC-003 Mach Alert (Car Robots)Inferno¥2,480January 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-012-TFDinobot TriceradonGuiledart (Beast Wars Neo)Dinobot Triceradon¥1,980April 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-013-TFKing AtlasSkyquake (Operation Combination; in European "Generation 1.5" packaging)King Atlas¥3,500May 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-014-TFSkydiveSkydive (US Beast Machines only)Skydive¥2,200June 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-015-TFStockade & Magna Stampede with Prowl & TerradiveTank Drone (US Beast Machines only), Battle Unicorn (US Beast Machines only), MM-20 Emergency Micron Prowl (Micron Densetsu) & MM-11 Air Military Micron Recon (Micron Densetsu)Stockade & Magna Stampede with Prowl & Terradive¥3,500July 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-016-TFFireflight with Firebot & ThunderwingSpy Streak (US Beast Machines only), MM-20 Emergency Micron Draft (Micron Densetsu) & MM-11 Air Military Micron Flame (Micron Densetsu)Fireflight with Firebot & Thunderwing¥1,980July 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-017-TFAutobot Whirl with Gunbarrel & MakeshiftSandstorm (US Machine Wars only) [or Rotorstorm (European "Generation 1.5" only)], MM-11 Air Military Micron Glide (Micron Densetsu) & MM-20 Emergency Micron Twist (Micron Densetsu)Autobot Whirl with Gunbarrel & Makeshift¥3,500July 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-018-TFNemesis StrikaStrika (US Beast Machines only)Nemesis Strika¥1,980July 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-019-TFSoundwave & Space CaseSoundwave (US Machine Wars only) [or Stalker (European "Generation 1.5" only)] & TRF-8 Space Case (Generation 2)Soundwave & Space Case¥3,500September 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-020-TFAir Raid & Wind SheerTRF-14 Aeroraid (Generation 2) & TRF-9 Hooligan (Generation 2)Air Raid & Wind Sheer¥1,980September 2004
OUT
e-Hobby ShopE-US-021-TFSwerve with RoadhandlerMC-08 Silverbolt with Turbo (Micron Densetsu)Swerve with Roadhandler¥1,980September 2004
OUT
JuscoNemesis PrimeC-35 Big Convoy (Beast Wars Neo)Nemesis Prime (Target exclusive)¥3,580August 2004
OUT
TF StationSkywarpDeluxe Jetstorm (US Beast Machines only)Skywarp¥2,200April 2004
OUT




 
 
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