Just out on the Asia SNS we have what is being called the Transformers Generations Selects Autobot Trailbreaker. The image shows what is believed to be part of the previously reported Autobots Multipack set, that we can see compared with the Earthrise Trailbreaker figure. This is believed to be cartoon colors version with painted windows and muted colors in gray instead of black, and a new head sculpt. The caption on the image, tranlated below, is still calling this a "Buzzworthy" release, so we'll have to see if / when this lands at Target.
multipack like a five pack? 2pk/3pk sure but that's ridiculous cash grab nonsense and it being a Target exclusive with hound and Trailbreaker it's gonna be hard to come by. Thanks for nothing hasbro.
There's apparently huge debates going on right now elsewhere for translucent plastic windows vs painted windows.
Seeing the end result of this figure with ALL the windows painted and looking nice and uniform, I will go painted every time. This NEVER would've happened while keeping the front windshield translucent. That would've been the only parts done like that with the rest of the windows either painted in a different shade or unpainted like the original release as shown. You also can't see the back of the head anymore either. Not to mention this being sturdier over a longer period of time. As well as the better color match but that really only matters for some color paints more than others but it is still noticeable.
GoBots Universe Guardian Scratch here is looking like a real win right now. Shame that he seems to have Trailbreaker's head for some reason. I wonder why that is.
But look at that alt mode though. ONE shade of grey instead of THREE shades of "black" and/or gunmetal. Simply beautiful.
Okay so no translucent plastic on that Trailbreaker. So hopefully the rest won't have it either.
Otherwise with him being grey, he'll be my update to GoBots Scratch. Just need someone to make a new head for him. But most likely nobody will. So I'll probably just end up getting Renderform's head in grey when he makes it.
At the very least some of these or the ones they're replacing can be gobots. Jeeper Creeper for Hound, Pocket for one of the Sunstreaker and Scratch for Trailbreaker. Then there's Jazz and Wheeljack. I'll figure something out other than trying to flood the market with worthless figures like everyone else is going to try to do. Nobody wants them, don't bother except for Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker if you're not going to use them as other characters like I'm going to.
But seriously though, Jazz was just put back on shelves at Walmart for black Friday. He'll probably still be available by the time this set comes out. Nobody is going to want your used Jazz when they can still get a new one for essentially $12.50 + tax. There are five sets of labels for that mold on Toyhax. Just get one of them to turn it into either G2 Jazz, "SG" Jazz or use one of the two Toxitron G2 Jazz label sets to make a new character.
As for Wheeljack, didn't he get TWO package refreshes and a Netflix release? Yeah, nobody needs your Wheeljack. I can't even think of anything else to do with him. Paint him black and call him Rube?
A "G1" deluxe Autobot five pack? It would almost be a Studio Series 86 five pack if not for the inclusion of Trailbreaker. Bumblebee would've been a good replacement to make that happen.
Anyway though, why the other four Autobots in the set? Hound is almost a given that it will be the "G1" version of the Siege mold as seen back in 2022 and is currently used for Detritus. The other four are obviously other season one bots so there's that. Some of them are also difficult to get now apparently like Sunstreaker and maybe Trailbreaker. But that's not really what I'm trying to get at.
Are these going to be made without translucent plastic? They can't get rid of Jazz as it is so why make another one already unless it doesn't have the translucent plastic? Similar in a way to what they did with Kup and Cliffjumper. Doing this would also greatly help Sunstreaker since he had three shades of yellow and taking out the yellow paint on the translucent plastic would mean he'd only have two shades of yellow now. Wheeljack was mostly fine except for the robot mode "wings" Trailbreaker was fine as well. He and Hoist are the next ones to be bumped up to a deluxe + style voyager. Or at least they should be.
It's just we know Houd will have translucent plastic. So will all of these have it or will some of them have it or is this something else entirely? They're at the very least not going to be straight reissues as it's not listed as a package refresh (PR). Personally, I'd love to see a new Sunstreaker mold already. Like Tracks, the Earthrise mold was lackluster at best. Same with Wheeljack in a way. I just doubt they'll be making new molds for them already let alone releasing them this way. Maybe retools of existing figure? I think that Chase mold would not only make the perfect base for Lockdown (it literally has the same parts layout and transformation for about 90% of it...or rather the RotF figure anyway) but it would also make for a good Sunstreaker and Wheeljack base too. While the transformations are different, the overall result of where the parts go is mostly the same for Chase as it is for Wheeljack and Sunstreaker. The arms are quite a bit different but so were the Earthrise molds.
I'll most likely pick this up regardless though. Unless it's straight reissues that is. While I've had no issues with Jazz, I would rather have one without the translucent plastic. Hound is what it is as I like the Siege mold better as I do with Mirage. It's just more "fun" to me and works better overall. However the Siege mold isn't THAT much better like it was with Mirage. The Kingdom Mirage mold just sucks...like Earthrise Megatron. Siege really had great figures compared to their lame retools. Trailbreaker is what it is. At least there's new head options for him now from Renderform. I'd only want another Wheeljack if it had better accessories. I don't want a fourth of that Sunstreaker mold though but I guess one without translucent plastic and better color matching isn't too bad.
Where there's an Autobot set, there's bound to be a Decepticon set. So what would it be? Five Reflectors lol. I mean, deluxe sized Decepticons are few and far between when it comes to season 1, season 2, the movie or season 3. There's really only Reflector and the Insecticons. So the three Insecticons/Reflectors and like four core class cassettes? Ravage, Ratbat, Laserbeak and Buzzsaw. If we go season 4 then the Battlechargers could be the other two spots. Those need reissues badly.
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