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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.

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