But the thing that makes me think this might be legit is the Walgreens exclusive. I think I mentioned on the call last night I was having trouble figuring out what it was as there didn't seem to be an obvious deluxe repaint from an earlier wave that isn't elsewhere in the line. The Titans Return 2 pack came to mind, toys shelved previously, and I came to the conclusion that Walgreens was getting one of the Earth mode Lambos.
I'm not saying it is a brown decoed megatron, and the guy is drunk off his rocker and drunk people should be banned from the internet, and it is plausible he drunk idioted T-Wrecks twice, and getting the name wrong once (thank you for making all that BS legible to me) (Edit: it was my friend's copy/paste that was illegible to me. OP's post wasn't great but it didn't parse into text at all)
But he did list Megatron twice- once as T-Wrecks, and once with a popular unofficial name given to a fan favorite specific tyrannosaur deco.
A JP decoed Megatron has been on a lot of fans want list for 25 years. It makes sense.
DaeDaeThrowAway Member Yes to clarify, Rexy from Jurassic Park 1
Well, taking that with a pinch of salt certainly, but for me the thing that makes it authentic is the splitting up of the See- Attack Planes over several different exclusives. Making a group impossible to complete does sound like Hasbro... But that all sounds like it'll save me some money, since none of that seems too exciting. Except for toy colours Galvatron - they better not be lying about that one!
I would be excited about Goldbug, too, except that he now has to be Shattered Glass. And... why? Just because having another Autobot with Bumblebee's mold but a different head would be too much, so an evil Autobot is more of a draw? Weird. Still, if it looks like a good Goldbug then I'll just have to get it and put a proper Heroic Autobot(TM) insignia on instead.
Mattel doesn't own a copyright on a brown tyrannosaurus. It's an animal, that had been given a fairly generic color scheme. Just about everyone but hasbro that has tyrannosaur toys, has done them in JPish brown.
Not sure Mattel has any say unless Hasbro is knocking off exact toys. I think it'd be up to Universal to argue Hasbro is infringing.
Round 2- -ER28 for sure shit-canned? -TakaraTomy Armada Optimus conspiracies? -SS Swoop, remaining Dinos maybe someday? -Black Hot Rod -Toy Blackarachnia with face mask -More Rando SS BB Seekers on Pulse as a possibility - Deep Cover also in Netflix Wave 3 -Netflix Primal with a core class - Packrat or is he somewhere else? -Sparkless Seeker with Core or Battlemasters? -Ironhide drone repaint -"Three Netflix 2-packs" -Literally just had someone posting info about Tarantulas as a retooled Blackarachnia plus Terrorsaur earlier this evening..
Lot there to digest. It's making me wish I'd bought into the Diaclone selects repaints after all as there will be a fair few done by the end of next year. They'll look good. Looking at it though, my heart sinks thinking about the prospect of another year of struggling to buy exclusives just to complete sets. I really need to fight the fomo now and not worry about it. Earth mode Sideswipe and Red Alert will be essential, and an SG Megatron to go with the Prime would be cool, but I want as little to do with exclusives as possible.
Maybe if Goldbug is mentioned as SG, a proper one will be in the Buzzworthy line.
I had been thinking that 2022 might be either a continuation of Kingdom into extended waves, or a one off mopping up year without a trilogy theme. That would give the new brand manager time to think. We could even get two years of that kind of thing in readiness for a whole new 84 relaunch in 2024 for the 40th anniversary.
There's a fair few things on these lists that he doesn't seem to fully understand (if genuine) And the "round two" post is by a different guy altogether.
There's a lot of stuff that can't be dismissed because we know it's happening. There's even more that's difficult to dismiss because it's simple logic (Artfire because easy desired repaint. Toy BA because there's not a lot of use for that mold, and we've seen the alternate head)
All this combined with identifiable patterns lends credence to the rest of it. But this is not the account of the guy who's been proven reliable.
The grain of salt here should be larger than the standard one.
On my predictions for the year I have Artfire without targetmaster, but in the hopes section that he would be a Netflix voyager pack with two battlemasters to cover his targetmaster partner and one for Selects Ricochet. Guess that's sunk now.
Trying to figure out if theres an alternate angle to the rest of the SG list.
Im working on the assumption these arent going to be straight up redos of FPs takes on the characters.
Goldbug - nothing really, unless its an excuse for a second use of a Goldbug remould Jetfire - ??? it wont be the big one will it? If its not a Jetfire toy Im not sure what they do here or why. Starscream - ER mould or Tetrajet in Jetfire colours might still work. But would that mean Starscream colours on Commander Jetfire? Megatron - yeah okay that gives us Comic Megatron, thats fine I guess.
So Siege Jetfire seems a sure shot off hand, except that it's so big and so expensive. Except for SDCC, we've never had a singular exclusive this expensive. (Though my general recoil comes exclusively from FP's prices. A toy like this would be like... $300 from them. Hasbro's Selects have all so far been at or near retail price)
The only other real alternative would be CW Jetfire. Given the choice, I'd prefer the commander. Much better toy. Also may be them testing the waters on exclusives using commanders, which of the two we have, have very little reuse potential to comp the mold expense.
Starscream is almost assuredly to be the Siege mold. SG Starscream was a repaint of Galaxy Force Starscream, which was a (significantly better) version of the G1 tetrajet.