Starting earlier this year there were rumors floating around that some vintage G1 Transformers figures would be seeing a re-release. The first appeared to be a reissue of Hot Rod in a Generation One style box. Indeed, by May an Official Walmart listing went up.
For months now Amazon has had a "placeholder listing" for the upcoming "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off figure but there were no photos or details. Now the listing has been updated featuring shiny stock photos and product information! Interestingly, Blast-Off is shown with a "Combiner Wars" hand/foot/weapon accessory instead of the "Prime Armor" hands most Deluxes have had in "Power of the Primes". Here is the description:
This past week, it was revealed that Punch/Counterpunch and Repugnus had been listed on Amazon.com. At the time the were not yet available for pre-orders. Over the past few days, Repugnus was opened up for pre-orders on Amazon's US site, but the listing disappeared earlier today. Now "Power of the Primes" Punch/Counterpunch with Prima Prime has been listed for pre-orders on Amazon's US site!
Blackwing believes that life is full of pain and suffering, and is bent on making sure every other bot is as miserable as he is! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Blackwing!
Earlier today a post on Cybertron Philippines showed what appear to be stock photos of the upcoming Deluxe "Generations" Prime Wars Repugnus and Punch/Counterpunch figures! Repugnus appears to be a significant retool and redeco of Twinferno while Punch/Counterpunch appears to be an entirely new design!
General Information: Release Date: February 2018 Price Point: $16.99 (depending on retailer) Retailer: General (Toys R Us, Target, Wal-Mart etc.) Accessories: Blasters x 2, Prime Armor, Prime Armor cover
It was revealed back in May that there would be a "Power of the Primes" Wreck-Gar figure, a retool and redeco of "Combiner Wars" Groove featuring different accessories (including the axe from "Reveal the Shield" Wreck-Gar. Rumor has it that in the United States this figure would be a Walgreens Exclusive (no official word has yet come out to confirm this).
Last month it was revealed that Walmart would be carrying a reissue of G1 Hot Rod complete with vintage packaging. It now appears that Hot Rod was only the first of what will be a series of reissues. Rumor hit the web this morning via Robotkingdom that more reissues including Starscream, Devastator and select Mini-Bots (including Bumblebee and Outback) would also get the same treatment.