Some one suggested the RED was redecod. Though Im struggling to think what vaguely G1 $20 Megatron and Soundwave could be redecoed.
The only range those two characters exist in that's close to that price bracket is the Cyberverse Warrior Class. Soundwave has yet to be announced for Cyberverse Deluxe.
And it's been extremely rare when Hasbro has ever crossed lines like that, putting molds from the kids line under a Generations banner. So while it's not impossible for these to be cyberverse warrior/deluxes, it's still improbable.
However that's the only guess I got. But "red" meaning "redeco" sounds more likely that these two being recolored red.
If they are hate plague-themed then that's very unfortunate timing... although I do likewise suspect that does indeed just mean "redeco". Although I am also likewise buggered if I can think what it might be. I think the only thing we can be sure of is that they won't be anything as exciting as what we were hoping for...
But just to fuel the disappointment, here's my most ridiculous idea... okay actually it's not, it's Toph's... they're the Siege cars repainted as the Gobot versions of Megatron and Soundwave! Which, I know, aren't G1, they're G2, but when has that ever stopped Hasbro from mis-labelling anything?
It certainly won't be, but it's the best idea I can steal at short notice.
6 inch figures from Hasbro, launches with Optimus & Megatron
When it comes to high-quality figures, Star Wars has its Black Series, Marvel has its Legends Series, and now Transformers are getting their own line of 6-inch figures by way of Hasbro's new R.E.D. Series.
The "Robot Enhanced Design" Series figures come with interchangeable parts and accessories.
And before anyone comes out with the tired BUT THEY DON'T TRANSFORM THAT SUXXO5 there are EIGHT transforming TF lines currently on the go: Rescue Bots Academy, Cyberverse, Earthrise, Selects, W*NC, Bot Shots, Masterpiece, Studio Series. Plus the reissues from time to time and special releases such as Ectotron.
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2020 16:57:36 GMT by The Doctor
No they don't. The Elite Action Masters didn't. And they could transform!
I think an Action Master is just a Transformer (or ex-Transformer) who has been changed / enhanced / screwed up (delete as applicable) by Nucleon in some way.
These new toys can't transform, but that doesn't necessarily mean the characters they represent can't transform, unless the accompanying story says so. I suspect they are just toys representing a single mode of a character with multiple modes. But I may be wrong!
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.
I should be excited by this but for some reason I'm not and I can't work out why. Perhaps because the recent generations figures have looked so good, these feel superfluous. However I do love the cartoon, so some screen accurate figures wouldn't go amiss.
This should indeed have been the BLACK series - Basically Loadsa Articulation, Cannot Konvert! (Look, if MASK can get away with it...)
But yeah, as Pinwig says, these feel superfluous. The original appeal of Action Masters was that they were close to their animation designs, and had fun, wee little partners. Modern figures have been hewing ever closer to the animation designs whilst also increasing their articulation, and have also retained their ability to Transform. So it's difficult for me to find any appeal in these.
As Ralph points out though, there are many other lines of transforming figures, and some folk may not be fussed with alt-modes, so that's great for them. And if nothing else, they seem much better value for money than the ReAction figures.
The big disappointment really is that they bring nothing new to the table. There are so many other lines doing Sunbow-esque designs that they could've done something fresh and different. But they didn't. And sure, it's not like rehashing very similar designs but with incremental improvements isn't basically how the Star Wars line functions, but even so, I would have liked to have seen something a little different.