The first brand we think of with Transformers is very likely Hasbro. But Hasbro contains multitudes: the combined work, knowledge, & ideas of the most prominent toy companies of the 20th century. And in one way or another over the years, a great many of those brands have touched Transformers and added to it in some way or another. In the first of a series of spotlights on these subdivisions within Hasbro that cover various areas of the toy market, RAC looks at perhaps the most successful and influential brand to contribute to Transformers: Playskool! Keep reading for a brief history of the imprint.
Next up in the new tide of leaks coming from TF-Factory
on Weibo is a new Rescue Bots
Optimus Primal - which in this line is the name they give to Optimus Prime's Dinobot form! Also shown are a pair of Dinobot Mini-Cons, presumed to turn into accessories for larger figures. It's unknown whether they'll ship with Primal or separately, but if we were guessing... we wouldn't bother, because we have no
idea. Click through to see the dinos!
New from Shout! Factory. Transformers Rescue Bots: Outdoor Adventures DVD PRE-ORDER - Alongside the Burns family, Autobots Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder - known to the citizens of Griffin Rock as the Rescue Bots - battle all manners of hazards each and every day. From powerful winter storms to ocean rescues, nothing is too great a challenge for our heroes. Except, maybe, ghost ships! Oh, well... All in a day's duty for the Rescue Bots!
My Transformers: Rescue Bots Debut is here! Get Ready to Roll to the Rescue! It’s My Transformers Rescue Bots Adventure! Join Heatwave and the Rescue Bots team to choose your own rescue adventure. With many choices happening along the way, how will you help the Rescue Bots save the day?
Actor D.C. Douglas, voice of Chase The Police-Bot on Transformers: Rescue Bots
- currently the single longest-running Transformers television series - has announced that he will not be returning as Chase for the followup series, Rescue Bots Academy.
Neither will anyone else, not even Peter Cullen, as the studio has chosen to recast the entire show using nonunion labor while moving production from Los Angeles to New York. Keep reading for more details.
Thanks to a tip from a reader, we've got an image of the new "PDQ" display at Walmart spotlighting Rescue Bots! It looks to be split between regular Rescue Bots and the "Epic Figures" assortment, the equivalent of the oversized non-transforming Titan Heroes made for Robots In Disguise
. Keep reading to see the photo!
Following on from TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, Signature Publishing is targeting younger fans of the massive, evergreen brand, TRANSFORMERS with the launch of TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS magazine, under license from Hasbro.
Aimed at the pre-school market TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS is the official magazine for the hugely popular animated cartoon series - one of the most-watched shows on Tiny Pop and the #1 selling TRANSFORMERS toy line for Hasbro.
Hasbro has posted a product page for a new variant Bumblebee in the Rescue Bots line. Knight Watch Bumblebee turns in to a dragon, and has a knight-themed robot mode. As the pictures show, the two included dragon Mini-Cons turn in to axes, and the dragon wings form a shield. As this is just a Hasbro.com listing, no indication is given in terms of when it might be found in stores. We've mirrored the stock photos so you can check out the new figure. Be sure to click the Original Image link on each album page to see the full resolution photos!
Gather the Rescue Bots, rescue citizens and save the world with epic DinoBots!
Budge Studios™ presents Transformers Rescue Bots: Disaster Dash! Assemble all the Rescue Bots and go on an action-packed adventure to save the world from the evil Dr. Morocco! Rescue citizens, outrun disasters and chase down Morbots. Avoid obstacles, collect Energon and morph from bot to vehicle to epic DinoBot! Roll to the rescue!
Walmart's website has listed two new Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Bumblebee figures, and these are actually kind of fun! One turns the kid-friendly version of Aligned Continuity Bumblebee into a VTOL jet, and one takes the Stealth Bumblebee color scheme and applies it to... a dinosaur. Giving us Night Raptor Bumblebee. Keep reading to see both!
It's A Time For Family…Rescue Family!
The Rescue Bots—Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder—along with their human counterparts, the Burns, are one big happy Rescue Family! Together, they join forces to keep Griffin Rock safe for its citizens. Even if it means going against weird teleportation devices, reality television and magicians! This and more in five fun-filled, action-packed adventures of the Recue Bots!
Meet the daring smokejumper, Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Brushfire! Sized right for little hands, the Brushfire figure converts from robot mode to all-terrain vehicle mode and back again. Little ones can imagine him skydiving into the scene, and then racing through the wilderness to put out the toughest forest fires. Robots and humans saving the day, working together the Rescue Bots way!
Thanks to ebay seller the_toy_soldier_man we have some in-hand images of the Arctic Rescue Boulder Images of Transformers Rescue Bots Figure Set that appears to be making its way to stores sometimes this year.
The figure set has been unannounced as far as we know, includes repainted versions of the Graham Burns and Windchill toys. Read on to see the images below.
Transformers Rescue Bots Season 4 comes to Netflix Canada. Follow the adventure of four young transformers, Heatwave, Chase, Blades and Boulder, and their human counterparts: a family of emergency responders.
The people on this island need help fighting off disasters and an evil scientist. Time for some robot power! The Rescue Bots are Transformers that work with a family of heroes to rescue humans from disasters.
These non-violent Transformer stories are aimed at preschool viewers. See the Transformers Rescue Bots Season 4 page at newonnetflix.ca
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Shout! Factory has just posted a preorder listing for a new Rescue Bots DVD on their website. Another compilation disc in the "keep the kids occupied for a couple of hours" vein, Protect And Explore
features five episodes from the first three seasons of the long-running series. Keep reading to see more details!
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