I can just about believe these. The source has been good for previous info - they had some listings a few months back - and CW lived on as exclusives when TR started. If true, I'm in especially for the Swoop.
I tried to preorder, but the site won't cooperate with me. I try to register and it tells me i have an account. I try to log in, and it takes me to the registration page. Then some points the captia thinks im a robot.
Here's hoping these aren't exclusives to this weird store.
I was never that fussed about the colour of Swoop's chest - but then we all know hat I'm some sort of heretic anyway. However the red on that mold, and the fully transparent beast mode head just look really nice together, so I may well have to pick one up.
Likewise, I'm not in the slightest fussed about Ricochet, but those colours just look really nice on that mold. So again, yes.
Also... are these releases part of Hasbro's replacement for the collector's club, essentially..?
Reading the press release for this on TFW is quite exciting. No, really. Hasbro have had several attempts at trying to fill the gap left by Fun Pub - trying to find ways to get fan focused figures out. We had the aborted collectors' club service, which gave us a couple of figures, and the boxed sets which obviously didn't sell well. Then we had the trio we've just had, which seemed to be a trio because of the packaging. Now this Generations Selects banner, which is badged as a 'not available in stores' ongoing line.
It reminds me that during the dealers panel at TFN the sellers were talking about an improved relationship with Hasbro and better prices, possibly a result of Hasbro looking to improve other routes to market now TRU is gone. If I was a dealer like that I'd be asking for exclusives that fans can't get in shops, so if Blast Off et al were a successful test for that, better than the Arcee/Grotusque pair because they were cheaper and easier to get, then maybe we're finally seeing a replacement for Fun Pub's subscription service in a format that works for all parties.