Transformers: Generations

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Generations Deluxe Cybertronian Optimus Prime

Transformers: Generations is a 2010 toy line by Hasbro. Much like the preceding Universe toy line, Generations covers different eras of Transformers; here, the toys are based upon characters from Generation 1 and the video game Transformers: War for Cybertron, as well as the Transformers comics by IDW Publishing. The figures consist of new molds as well as redecos of ones originally used in the Classics and Universe lines. These Deluxe Class figures stand at about 5.5 to 6 inches tall and feature intermediate to moderate transformation levels.

The first wave of figures was released on July 2010. At the 2010 Cybertron Con in Shanghai, China, photos of upcoming figures set for release on Spring 2011 were unveiled.[1]

The Generations line will continue from 2012 to 2013, which will include figures based on characters from the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron game. In addition, newer figures are released exclusively for the Asian market. These specific figures are known to collectors as "GDO" (Global Development Organization).[2]

Generations Series 1[edit]

The initial line running from 2010 to 2011.

Deluxe Class[edit]

  • Blurr (Autobot; Sports car) - Blue redeco of Drift with a different head sculpt and guns in place of Drift's swords. Based on the IDW comics design.[3]
  • Cybertronian Bumblebee (Autobot; Cybertronian car) - From Transformers: War for Cybertron.[4]
  • Cybertronian Cliffjumper (Autobot; Cybertronian car) - Red redeco of Bumblebee with a different head sculpt.[5]
  • Darkmount (Decepticon; Half-track) - Based on the character Straxus.[6]
  • Dirge (Decepticon; Modified McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle) - Blue redeco of Classics Ramjet with different wings; a redeco of Henkei Dirge.[7]
  • Autobot Drift (Autobot; Sports car) - Based on the character from The Transformers: Spotlight comics.[8]
  • Junkheap (Autobot; Motorcycle) - Red/yellow redeco of Reveal the Shield Wreck-Gar.
  • Sergeant Kup (Autobot; Futuristic pickup truck)
  • Cybertronian Megatron (Decepticon; Cybertronian tank) - From Transformers: War for Cybertron.[9]
  • Cybertronian Optimus Prime (Autobot; Cybertronian truck) - From Transformers: War for Cybertron.[10]
  • Red Alert (Autobot; Lamborghini Gallardo fire rescue vehicle) - White/red remold of Universe Deluxe Sideswipe and a redeco of Henkei Alert.[11]
  • Scourge (Decepticon; Cybertronian stealth bomber)[1][12]
  • Skullgrin (Decepticon; Half-track) - Gray redeco of Darkmount with a different head sculpt.[13]
  • Sky Shadow (Decepticon; Fighter jet) - Black/red redeco of Thunderwing with a different head sculpt.
  • Cybertronian Soundwave (Decepticon; Cybertronian truck) - From Transformers: War for Cybertron.[14]
  • Thundercracker (Decepticon; McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle) - Blue redeco of Classics/Universe 2.0 Deluxe Starscream; a redeco of Gentei! Gentei! Thundercracker.
  • Thunderwing (Decepticon; Fighter jet)[1]
  • Thrust (Decepticon; Modified McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle) - Dark red remold of Classics Ramjet with different wings; a redeco of Henkei Thrust.[15]
  • Wheeljack (Autobot; Race car) - White redeco of Reveal the Shield Turbo Tracks with racing body kit.
  • Warpath (Autobot; Tank)[16]

Multi-packs[edit]

  • Rage Over Cybertron - Toys "R" Us exclusive gift pack featuring redecos of the included Deluxe figures.
    • Cybertronian Bumblebee
    • Cybertronian Megatron
    • Cybertronian Optimus Prime

Generations Series 2[edit]

The second line running from 2012 to 2013.

Deluxe Class[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

  • Cybertronian Optimus Prime (Autobot; Cybertronian Truck) - Based on the Fall of Cybertron character model.
  • Cybertronian Jazz (Autobot; Cybertronian Car) - From War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron.
  • Cybertronian Shockwave (Decepticon: Cybertronian Jet) - From War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron.

Wave 2[edit]

  • Onslaught (Decepticon (Decepticon; Cybertronian Truck) - From War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, can form Bruticus's torso.
  • Blast-Off (Decepticon; Cybertronian Jet) - From Fall of Cybertron, can form Bruticus' right arm.
  • Swindle (Decepticon; Cybertronian Truck) - From Fall of Cybertron, can form Bruticus' right leg.
  • Vortex (Decepticon; Cybertronian Helicopter) - From Fall of Cybertron, can form Bruticus' left arm.
  • Brawl (Decepticon; Cybertronian Tank) - From War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, can form Bruticus' left leg.

Wave 3[edit]

  • Cybertronian Starscream (Decepticon; Cybertronian Jet) - From War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, with weapons that combine into the game's Neuron Rifle.
  • Cybertronian Ultra Magnus (Autobot; Cybertronian Truck) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Optimus Prime and comes with a blaster and sword which combine into a large blade.
  • Cybertronian Sideswipe (Decepticon; Cybertronian Car) - From War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, a repaint and retooling of Jazz with the game's Path Blaster weapon.
  • Cybertronian Air Raid (Autobot; Cybertronian Jet) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Shcokwave with new head and chest, as well as a new blade weapon.
  • Cybertronian Kickback (Decepticon; Cybertronian Grasshopper) - From Fall of Cybertron, comes with pair of blades that attach to the wings and combine with a disk launcher to match the game's Gear Shredder.

Wave 4[edit]

  • Impactor (Autobot; Cybertronian Truck) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Onslaught that can form Ruination's torso.
  • Roadbuster (Autobot; Cybertronian Truck) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Swindle that can form Ruination's right leg or right arm.
  • Twintwist (Autobot; Cybertronian Tank) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Brawl that can form Ruination's left leg of left arm.
  • Whirl (Autobot; Cybertronian Helicopter) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Vortex that can form Ruination's left arm or left leg.
  • Topspin (Autbot; Cybertronian Jet) - From Fall of Cybertron, a repaint of Blast Off that can form Ruination's right arm or right leg.

Voyager Class[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

  • Cybertronian Soundblaster with Buzzsaw (Decepticon; Cybertronian Truck with Data Disc) - Black redeco of Soundwave.
  • Cybertronian Soundwave with Laserbeak (Decepticon; Cybertronian Truck with Data Disc) - From Fall of Cybertron and War for Cybertron.

Wave 2[edit]

  • Cybertronian Blaster (Autobot; Cybertronian Truck with Data Disc) - From Fall of Cybertron, a red and yellow redeco of Soundwave with a different head sculpt.
  • Cybertronian Grimlock (Autobot; Mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex) - From Fall of Cybetron, features a light up head and chest feature, and comes with the character's sword and shield.

Leader Class[edit]

Exclusives[edit]

  • Bruticus Gift Set - Offered in two versions: the Amazon.com version is molded in Generation 2 colors, while the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International version is in game-accurate colors.
  • Ultimate Gift Set - Originally planned to be a Walmart exclusive, this gift set is currently sold exclusively online at Hasbro Toy Shop.[17][18] The boxed set includes the following figures:
  • Autobot Jazz (Autobot; Race car; Deluxe Class) - White/light blue/orange redeco of Reveal the Shield Deluxe Special Ops Jazz.
  • Motorbreath (Decepticon; Semi-trailer truck; Legends Class) - Black/purple redeco of Reveal the Shield Legends Optimus Prime as an homage to Motormaster.
  • Combat Hero Optimus Prime (Autobot; Semi-trailer truck; Deluxe Class) - Blue/red redeco of Reveal the Shield Deluxe Optimus Prime as an homage to the Generation 2 toy of the same name.
  • Thundercracker (Decepticon; McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle; Legends Class) - Blue redeco of Reveal the Shield Legends Starscream.
  • Wheelie (Autobot; Sports Car) - Asia market orange redeco of Reveal the Shield Deluxe Special Ops Jazz with a different head sculpt and his slingshot weapon in place of Jazz's gun.
  • Swerve (Autobot; Futuristic pickup truck) - Asia market red redeco of Series 1 Kup with a different head sculpt.
  • Autobot Springer (Autobot; Boeing AH-64 Apache) - Asia market gray/green redeco of Hunt for the Decepticons Deluxe Tomahawk with a different head sculpt.
  • Cliffjumper (Autobot; 1970 Dodge Challenger) - Asia market re-release of the Transformers: Prime First Edition Deluxe figure with a different head sculpt that closely resembles his G1 face.
  • Brawn (Autobot; All-terrain Truck) - Asia market green/orange redeco of Transformers: Prime First Edition Voyager Bulkhead with a different head sculpt.
  • Protectobot Hot Spot (Autobot; Fire Engine) - Asia market light blue redeco of Generations Voyager Inferno with a different head sculpt.
  • Megatron (Decepticon; Type 90 Kyū-maru tank) - Asia market green/purple redeco of Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Decepticon Bludgeon with a different head sculpt, resembling the original Generation 2 toy.
  • Powerdive (Decepticon; Lockheed P-38 Lightning) - Asia market gray redeco of Hunt for the Decepticons Voyager Highbrow with a different head sculpt.

Generations Series 3[edit]

The third line running from 2013 to 2014.

Legends Class[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

  • Optimus Prime (Autobot; Semi-trailer Truck) with Autobot Roller (Autobot; Truck)
  • Bumblebee (Autobot; Sports Car) with Blazemaster (Autobot; Helicopter)

Wave 2[edit]

  • Megatron (Decepticon; Tank) with Chop Shop (Decepticon; Robotic Beetle)
  • Starscream (Decepticon; Fighter Jet) with Waspinator (Decepticon; Robotic Wasp)

Wave 3[edit]

  • Swerve (Autobot; Pickup Truck) with Flanker (Autobot; Jet)
  • Cosmos (Autobot; Flying Saucer) with Payload (Autobot; Space Shuttle)

Wave 4[edit]

  • Sharpshot (Decepticon; Stag Beetle) with Reflector (Decepticon; Camera)
  • Tailgate (Autobot; Muscle Car) with Groundpounder (Autobot; Bulldozer)

Deluxe Class[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

  • Orion Pax (Autobot; Cybertronian Truck) - Based on the IDW Generation 1 character model. Comes with an axe and a blaster.
  • Megatron (Decepticon; Stealth Bomber) - Based on the IDW Generation 1 character model. Wings detach to form fusion cannon.
  • Bumblebee (Autobot; Muscle Car) - Based on the IDW Generation 1 character model. Comes with two thruster guns.
  • Trailcutter (Autobot; SUV) - Based on the IDW Generation 1 character model. Roof detaches to form a gun-mounted shield.

Wave 2[edit]

  • Thundercracker (Decepticon; Cybertronian Jet) - A blue redeco of Fall of Cybertron Starscream. Comes with two mini-guns.
  • Hoist (Autbobot; Tow-truck) - A repaint and retool of Trailcutter. Comes with a hook that folds to become a blaster.

Wave 3[edit]

  • Dreadwing (Decepticon; Stealth Bomber) - A repaint of Megatron with a new head.
  • Waspinator (Predacon; Wasp) - Based on his appearance in Beast Wars. Features a button to make wings flap and stinger detaches to form gun.
  • Goldfire (Autobot; Muscle Car) - A repaint of Bumblebee to match the original Goldbug.
  • Autobot Skids (Autobot; Hatchback) - Based on the IDW Generation 1 character model. Comes with a rifle and a pistol that become one large rifle. Also has several built-in weapons.

Wave 4[edit]

  • Armada Starscream (Decepticon; Fighter Jet) - Based on his cartoon appearance in Transformers Armada.
  • Skywarp (Decepticon; Cybertronian Jet) - A purple and grey redeco of Fall Of Cybertron Starscream.
  • Scoop (Autobot; Front-End Loader) with Holepunch and Caliburst - A Targetmaster based on his G1 appearance.
  • Mini-Con Assault Team (Mini-Con; Helicopter, tank and jet) - Includes three Mini-Cons: Windshear becomes a helicopter, Heavytread becomes a tank and Runway becomes a jet. All three combine to form Centuritron.

Wave 5[edit]

  • Rattrap (Maximal; Rat) - Based on his appearance in Beast Wars. Comes with two blasters that combine into a larger rifle and a 'hot-box' from Beast Wars episode 'The Web'.
  • Crosscut (Autobot; Hatchback) - A silver redeco and retool of Skids.
  • Tankor (Vehicon; Cybertronian tank) - Based on his appearance in Beast Machines. Comes with a red missile that fires from his shoulder cannon.

Wave 6[edit]

  • Nightbeat (Autobot; Rally Car) - A redeco and retool of "Transformers: Reveal the Shield" Special Ops Jazz.
  • Jhiaxus (Decepticon; Fighter Jet) - A redeco and retool of Armada Starscream based upon his Robots In Disguise toy.
  • Windblade (Autobot; Futuristic VTOL jet) - A brand new mold based upon a fan poll.

Voyager Class[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

  • Blitzwing (Decepticon; Jet fighter/tank) - Comes with sword and handheld blaster. Has a face-changing feature in homage to his Animated self.
  • Autobot Springer (Autobot; Helicopter/armoured car) - Comes with pressure missile launcher and sword/helicopter blade.

Wave 2[edit]

Wave 3[edit]

  • Doubledealer (Decepticon; Jet fighter/tank) - A blue repaint of Blitzwing with a new head.
  • Rhinox (Maximal; Rhinoceros) - Based on his appearance in Beast Wars. Comes with a pair of Gatling guns.

Wave 4[edit]

  • Whirl (Autobot; Helicopter) - Heavily styled after original Generation 1 toy.

Titan Class[edit]

Transformers: Reveal the Shield[edit]

Transformers: Reveal the Shield is a 2010-2011 expansion of the Generations line that also includes figures from or inspired by the live-action film series. The sub-line gets its name from the heat-activated silver sticker on each figure that reveals an Autobot or Decepticon insignia when rubbed. Over half of the Scout Class figures were canceled before production.

Legends Class[edit]

Scout Class[edit]

Deluxe Class[edit]

Voyager Class[edit]

  • Deep Dive (Autobot; Hovercraft) - Green redeco of Sea Spray from the 2010 movie toy line.
  • Solar Storm Grappel (Autobot; Crane truck) - Yellow redeco of Universe 2.0 Voyager Inferno with hook crane replacing watergun-like missile launcher attachment. Name misspelled from Grapple due to trademark issues.
  • Lugnut (Decepticon; Bomber)
  • Strafe (Autobot; Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk) - White/red redeco of Mindwipe from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line.

Multi-packs[edit]

  • Battle in Space - North American release of the Challenge at Cybertron Deluxe gift set, minus the Galvatron figure. Comes with a miniature Matrix of Leadership.
    • Cyclonus with Nightstick (Decepticon; Cybertronian jet) - Cartoon-accurate purple redeco of the Universe 2.0 Deluxe figure.
    • Rodimus (Autobot; Cybertronian race car) - Cartoon-accurate red redeco of the Classics Deluxe figure.

Transformers: United[edit]

Transformers: United is the Japanese release of the Generations and Reveal the Shield figures by Takara Tomy.[21] All figures in this line are metallic redecos of the Hasbro versions.[22] The line originally ended on March 2011 with G2 Optimus Prime and eHobby exclusive three-packs,[23] however, Takara Tomy continues to release figures in this line throughout 2012.

Figures[edit]

  • UN01: Optimus Prime Cybertron Mode[24]
  • UN02: Bumblebee Cybertron Mode
  • UN03: Cliffjumper Cybertron Mode
  • UN04: Megatron Cybertron Mode
  • UN05: Soundwave Cybertron Mode
  • UN06: Optimus Prime - Metallic redeco of the 2006 Classics Deluxe figure.
  • UN07: Bumblebee - Re-release of the 2008 Henkei! Henkei! Deluxe figure (formerly sold as Bumble).
  • UN08: Autobot Drift
  • UN09: Megatron - Re-release of the 2008 Henkei! Henkei! Voyager figure.
  • UN10: Straxus (Darkmount)
  • UN11: Autobot Grapple
  • UN12: Autobot Jazz
  • UN13: Autobot Tracks
  • UN14: Decepticon Lugnut
  • UN15: Autobot Perceptor
  • UN16: Autobot Blurr
  • UN17: Autobot Kup
  • UN18: Wreck-Gar
  • UN19: Wheeljack
  • UN20: Rumble & Frenzy
  • UN21: Decepticon Scourge
  • UN22: G2 Optimus Prime
  • UN23: Rodimus Prime - Re-release of the 2008 Henkei! Henkei! Deluxe figure.
  • UN24: Warpath
  • UN25: Tank Megatron - Purple redeco of the Classics Deluxe "Ultimate Battle" figure.
  • UN26: Decepticon Thunderwing
  • UN27: Windcharger vs. Decepticon Wipeout - Wipeout is a black redeco of Windcharger.
  • UN28: Axalon - Gray redeco of Transformers: Energon Sharkticon; homage to the Maximal ship of the same name.
  • UN29: Ark Unicron - Metallic redeco of the Cybertron Deluxe figure.
  • UN30: Optimus Primal - Metallic redeco of the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Deluxe figure.
  • UN31: Beast Megatron - Purple redeco of the Cybertron/Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Deluxe T-Rex Megatron figure.

Online exclusives[edit]

e-Hobby[edit]

  • Autobot 3-Pack
  • Kup - Blue redeco with silver scratch marks.
  • Rodimus - Clear blue remold.
  • Scrapheap - Dark brown redeco of Wreck-Gar with a different head sculpt.
  • Decepticon 3-Pack
  • Cyclonus with Nightstick - Clear purple remold.
  • Galvatron - Clear purple remold.
  • Scourge - Clear blue remold.

Million Hero Publishing[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f TFW2005.com - Images from Cybertron Con New Transformers Panel
  2. ^ TFW2005.com - I found out what GDO means!
  3. ^ TFW2005.com - More New Toys from BotCon Hasbro Display
  4. ^ Hasbro Toy Shop - Generations Deluxe Class Cybertronian Bumblebee
  5. ^ OAFE - Transformers Generations: "War for Cybertron" Bumblebee review
  6. ^ OAFE - Transformers Generations: Darkmount (Straxus) review
  7. ^ TFW2005.com - Official Images of Generations Blurr and Dirge
  8. ^ OAFE - Transformers Generations: Drift Review
  9. ^ TFW2005.com - Additional War for Cybertron Soundwave and Megatron Images
  10. ^ OAFE - Transformers Generations: "War for Cybertron" Optimus Prime review
  11. ^ TFW2005.com - First Look at Generations Red Alert
  12. ^ a b c d Transformers Generations Jazz, Thunderwing, And More Show Up In China - POWET.TV
  13. ^ TFW2005.com - Skullgrin
  14. ^ Review - Transformers Generations Cybertronian Soundwave - BattleGrip
  15. ^ Review - Transformers Generations Thrust - BattleGrip
  16. ^ TFW2005.com - Generations Warpath Clear Images
  17. ^ "TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS Ultimate Gift Set". Hasbro. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  18. ^ "Transformers: Generations Ultimate Gift Set In-Hand Images Show G2 Combat Prime Homage". TFormers.com. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  19. ^ a b Seibertron.com - Generations Wreck-Gar is Coming, More Revealed via Walmart Listings
  20. ^ TFW2005.com - Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime, Trailbreaker to Be Released in Generations, 2010 Main Line
  21. ^ TFW2005.com - Transformers: Generations to Be Released in Japan as Transformers: United
  22. ^ TFW2005.com - Takara Tomy's Transformers: United Photos
  23. ^ TFW2005.com - Transformers: United Ends with Wave 4
  24. ^ TFW2005.com - Transformers United Up for Preorder at BigBadToyStore, More Characters Confirmed
  25. ^ TFW2005.com - United Deluxe Stepper

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