Earlier today Hasbro held a Q&A with several online venues including Ben's World of Transformers. At the very end of this session it was revealed that there would be a fifth wave of "Kingdom", the final chapter in the War for Cybertron story. One of the figures in this line? Blaster! Fans have been wanting Soundwave's Autobot adversary for years now and this figure represents the first original sculpt for the character in decades. Check out the official product information and images (along with screen grabs from the session) below:
Transformers: Generations War for Cybertron: Kingdom Voyager WFC-K44 Autobot Blaster & Eject
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Voyager WFC-K44 Autobot Blaster & Eject stands at 7 inches and is G1-inspired. The Autobot Blaster figure converts into classic G1-inspired radio mode in 20 steps and comes with a blaster accessory. Eject figure converts from robot to cassette mode in 8 steps and fits inside the Autobot Blaster figure’s chest. The figure includes a Golden Disk card that reveals a possible destiny of a key character. Collect other Kingdom figures to reveal all 3 alternate destiny variants for each character! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
With the ancient and highly advanced F.O.S.S.I.L. (Fossilized Osteo-Skeletal Shield Integration Loadout) technology, Fossilizer bots, infused with primordial energy, break apart to weaponize their allies. Use Deluxe Fossilizer figures to beastify the Autobot Blaster figure with bone armor! (Sold separately, subject to availability.) Beastify the battlefield! Worlds collide when the Maximals and Predacons join the fight, coming together with the Autobots and Decepticons in an epic battle that will alter their destiny forever. Primal power floods the battlefield as the fierce beast modes of the Maximals and Predacons are unleashed!
Some factoids from the session about Blaster:
- "Kingdom" Wave 5 will be due out on January 1, 2022.
- Wave 5 is a mass release (meaning on shelf and via online stores) BUT Pulse will not offer pre-orders on them.
- Blaster is Voyager Class.
- Blaster includes Eject and a rifle.
- This figure is NOT a retool/redeco of Soundwave. It is all new tooling.
- Blaster's chest can pop open by pressing one of his buttons.
More info on this as it is released!