Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss
Generations
Power of the Primes Deluxe Wave 1 Hitting Stores! So, What's In The Wave?
RAC - Monday, November 13, 2017


It's that time again! The first Power of the Primes Deluxes are hitting now at certain Target stores, and so it's time to take a look at what exactly we're getting. Short version: Dinobots, Jazz, half of a G1 Powermaster power couple, and Combiners are back. Keep reading for what's in the wave!


Autobot Jazz is a new combining car mold with big shoes to fill. The previous take on G1 Jazz was largely considered one of the best Generations Deluxe figures... though current economic conditions have rendered it difficult to reissue now. This Jazz may also appeal to you if you wanted a more animation-inspired version with no door-wings. It definitely shows visual improvements over Combiner Wars equivalents, hiding his Combiner peg almost completely in robot and vehicle modes. He includes a gun as well as Prime Master-mounting chest armor which doubles as a hand and only a hand.


Dreadwind is a remold of Combiner Wars Skydive. The only remold in the wave, Dreadwind sports a new weapon and a new chest armor/hand piece along with a variety of other revised parts. A G1 Powermaster character, Dreadwind combined with Darkwing to become Dreadwing. Since Hasbro opted not to say "Let's Get Dangerous" and challenge business partner Disney over the trademark for a certain crime-fighting duck, Dreadwind's counterpart will arrive in Wave 2 as Blackwing, possibly the first time "Black" has been swapped for "Dark" in a modern figure instead of the other way around.


Dinobot Slug is the G1 Triceratops you remember as Slag. As has been the process since Animated, he's been given a new name since "slag" is an extremely demeaning term used against women in the UK. (In his Animated incarnation he borrowed Snarl's name, but Slug has been the default ever since - and has likely been cemented as his name given its use in the movie line.) As with the rest of the line's Deluxes he becomes a limb for a Combiner, and hence comes with an armor/hand piece the same as the rest. He also comes with a more impressive version of his G1 gun, but no sword.


Dinobot Swoop isn't shipping in quite the same colors as you see here: he's more in line with his G1 cartoon appearance, blue torso and all. While some recent Swoop toys inherited the movie character name of Strafe, this one is actually Swoop! Swoop's pterosaur mode is a bit more prounouncedly backpacky than the G1 equivalent because, yes, he turns into a Combiner limb. Coupled with Wave 1 Voyager Grimlock and Wave 2 Deluxes Dinobot Snarl and Dinobot Sludge, the Dinobots form Volcanicus, which we've got to admit is a really cool name. To facilitate this Swoop of course comes with an armor/hand piece, as well as a sword, but no gun.

TFormers Member Comments

NO COMMENTS YET - Start the Coversation by Posting Yours Now!

»  POST A COMMENT ON THIS STORY - CLICK HERE!  «
     (Membership Required)

More Generations News
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Firsthand thoughts on every Power of the Primes figure out so far! Street Fighter X Transformers may be the single greatest Transformers idea ever. Mattel rebuffs Hasbro, so I guess we're not getting a Transformers Battle Cat anytime soon. We share our thoughts on Titans Return Episode 3! Plus: new photos of Masterpiece Dinobot, MP39 Sunstreaker, Voyager Class Power of the Primes Starscream, Perfect Beast Mega Doragon, and way, way more!


An unsourced anonymous image board post has provided something a bit interesting to look at: Power of The Primes Rodimus Prime broken down to its individual units showing a new perspective of how the full Leader Class toy comes together. As shown we can see the Hot Rod robot, plus the transformed state of the trailer that forms most of the Rodimus body, along with the Rodimus arms, which detach between forms. Of note which may not have been clear before, the Matrix chamber is located within the Rodimus Prime specific body portions rather than as part of Hot Rod directly. Keep reading to see the photo.
Click here to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 11/22/2017!
For those of you who like to do your shopping online, we have good news. TFsource have just let us know they have opened pre-orders for the initial waves of the Transformers Power of the Primes action figures inlcuding the Prime Masters, Legends, Deluxe, and Voyager class toys. See the available listings now at TFsource.

I don't think Jazz was really done any favors by having to become a combiner limb in the latest interpretation, though for the most part the execution of that feature in the toy went just fine. But there are some engineering problems, joint tolerance issues, and more really detracting from this toy. Which is a shame given how I really like where the vehicle mode went and I so wish I could feel the same about most of the rest of it. To find out all the details, click here to watch our review of Power of The Primes Jazz!











Jazz
Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Figure
Optimus Prime #13
Generations IDW Comic Book
Slash
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure
Beachcomber
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure
Windcharger
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure

MP-41 Dinobot - New Figure King Scans

IDW December Transformers Sneak Peeks - Till All Are One & Transformers vs Visionaries

HasCon 2017 - Transformers G1 Monopoly Deluxe Collector's Edition Board Game

RADIO FREE CYBERTRON

Facebook @TFormers

Twitter @TFormers



ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Entertainment
Marvel
 
Podcasts
Star Wars
Transformers
Links
Support
© 2017 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].