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Generations Cyber Battalion Headed To Walgreens?
RAC - Saturday, July 29, 2017


Over at his Zone Base website, Radio Free Cybertron's own Rob Springer has posted an article about more findings in Walgreens' computer, where we just found out that there's a Deluxe Wreck-Gar headed our way! It seems that the budget-minded Cyber Battalion figures are finally coming to the US... and also an interesting curiosity from a line that seemingly didn't happen. Keep reading to see!
One of the listings is for a 2015 line of Transformers Laser Rods, a name not formally used since Generation 2 in the early `90s. What they were is up for debate, but the SRP was $7 so they were likely fairly simple figures with (perhaps) light-up features.

But the big takeaway is that Cyber Battalion is scheduled for September at an SRP of $16.99. That's about what Walgreens charges for a Generations Deluxe at this point, so that's largely reasonable for a large but simple transforming figure. Cyber Battalion and Commander are kind of the descendants of the experiment held at the (ahem) tail end of the Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters toyline, where Cyberverse Legions and Commanders were upscaled to Deluxes and Voyagers, respectively. From what we've heard Cyber Battalion and Commander are larger than those, so if a big, simple rendition of the core G1 cast appeal to you, check out Walgreens in about a month!

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Thanks to Unicron.com, any of us that didn't make the trip to Hascon this weekend can now check out the Prime Wars Trilogy panel in video form on Facebook. This panels covers aspects of design in the toys, toy packaging, the current mobile games, and Machinima's efforts in bringing entries of this trilogy to animation, and that includes a look at the Titans Return series they'll be debuting in November. You can find the panel video embedded below!











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