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.
Goldbug is repaint of Walmart bumblebee but will be generation selects
This gives me slightly more hope than the abomination that Toph posted up-thread... (Eh. I'm not actually down on that Goldbug from Hot Shot - it's objectively not a bad looking figure. It just wasn't what I wanted...)
Now... this is almost exciting. Except. EXCEPT that the Siege Megatron mold isn't that great a mold. I liked the G2 version because, well, G2 colours. But I'm not sure it's good enough to warrant having two of - even if it does give us a black helmet version...
Sooo the orange and blueish Huffer will be repainted into the orange and blueish Wideload? If it's the Pipes mould retooled, then maybe, but the cab needs to be the feet for it to be a true Throttlebot.
The wideload I'm extremely skeptical about. However we did just see the red and grey ironhide get heavily retooled into the red and grey ironhide, and released as an exclusive.
And a good chunk of huffer's alt mode looks to be shell. If they retool him to make him look like an actual dump truck, they could flip him around and make the new cab onto the feet.
However, Wideload exists in that weird nebulous area where he will get either an exact 1/1 update that's even more accurate than gold star a-listers, ala Scoop, or he'll get a maybe a new head and then for the next fifteen years we'll be getting from hasbro "but we just diiiiid hiiiiiim!" ala gen selects Hotshot.
It depends on if he has a hardline fan on the design team.
F0994 Kingdom 4 Pack F1152 The Ark Titan Class F1153 Rodimus Prime Commander Class F1624 T-Wrecks
4 pack of what? Core Class?
Fossilizers would be my first guess, but that makes too much sense. With Buzzsaw, Fox Kids, and the Waruders, Waspinator has enough redecoes to squeeze out a four pack. With Terrorsaur as a no show, he's the only rumored beast mold that has this option. Studio Scourge redeco as a Sweeps four pack?
There's a core Starscream mould. Boom, at least 4 straight off!
Nemesis Prime to give it some variety? Green/Purple Megatron? Soundblaster?
Variety hasn't seemed to be a priority for Hasbro for years.
But Thundercracker, Skywarp, Acidstorm, and Sunstorm/Redtail/Slipstream, or four of those sunbow lavender generics would make a large amount of sense. The former because it gets them all in one go without another annoying seeker quest, the latter because Sunbow, and it hasn't been done in nearly 20 years. Makes a lot of sense. So that's probably not it.
At one time I'd say there's no way they'd release the same toy with the same deco as an exclusive, but here we are with a huge chunk of the Netflix line being virtually identical to the standard release, plus things like Punch/Counterpunch.
I was about to say a blue Huffer would seem unlikely, but then Toph is right, we're getting more than a few toys in near identical colours these days, so the fact Pipes is in Wave four doesn't really matter. That said, Selects is more about obscure repaints than Netflix's screen accurate tweaks. Either way, with Pipes coming I don't think I need a third figure from this mould. It wouldn't really go with anything.