Toy News: "Vintage G1" Astrotrain Listed on Walmart.com
In a surprise release for late 2019, Walmart has released a new addition to the Vintage G1 line up: Astrotrain! While his Siege counterpart begins to trickle onto shelves this release gives fans a chance to own the figure that inspired several versions of the character over the years. Like other Vintage G1 releases, the figure is in packaging that reproduces the G1 packaging.
Astrotrain is listed at $49.67 but is currently not available for shipping. He can be picked up in store. You can check out the listing on Walmart's web site to see where it is available in your area. So far only one Walmart in my parts has it (and only one at that) so it may take time before the figure saturates the market. Here is the official product description from the Walmart listing:
Transformers Toys Vintage G1 Astrotrain Action Figure
- RE-CREATION OF THE ORIGINAL G1 DESIGN: This Vintage G1 Astrotrain figure is inspired by the original 1985 G1 release
- TRIPLE CHANGER WITH 2 ALT MODES: Astrotrain toy is a Triple Changer that features classic conversion from space shuttle to train in 6 steps and train to robot in 8 steps
- VINTAGE DECORATION AND STICKER DECALS: Astrotrain figure comes with a sheet of foil decals so fans can detail the toy.
- RETRO PACKAGING: Inspired by the original G1 packaging, this pack features the original G1 Transformers logo, character art, and classic Autobots versus Decepticon battle scene
- TECH SPECS: Complete tech specs for Astrotrain are included on the pack in the classic G1 style fans know and love. Compare figures’ strength, speed, firepower, and more
Experience the figures that started it all. This Transformers: Vintage G1 Astrotrain figure is designed like the original G1 version -- including figure styling, packaging, and art inspired by the 1985 G1 releases, plus classic tech specs and accessories. (Re)start a vintage Transformers collection with this Astrotrain figure.
Creating confusion is the specialty Astrotrain. As a Triple Changer, can switch from space shuttle to train to robot almost instantaneously. Thrives on foes' panic and fear. Carries powerful ionic displacer rifle.
Astrotrain figure comes with Ionic Displacer Rifle accessory and converts from space shuttle to train in 6 steps and train to robot in 8 steps.
Clip out and save the on-box tech specs to share, then see how this figure stacks up against other heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons (each sold separately). Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. Includes: figure, Ionic Displacer Rifle weapon accessory, label sheet, and instructions. Figure scale: 4.5-inch. Ages 8 and up
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. © 2019 Hasbro. All rights reserved.
Good luck to all fans hunting for this figure!