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Old 14th April 2018, 10:29 PM
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Two more waves of Rescue Bots "Rescan" bots have been listed on Entertainment Earth, but no images yet.

And in the process of compiling the list of recent waves, I realise that I've been confusing myself with the two red Optimus trucks from waves 17 and 18. I thought it was the same Optimus, which was the one with the Blurr/Trailer box set, but that was wave 18 Optimus. The wave 17 Optimus is a new mould, based on the appearance of the first "Megabot" Optimus that had the trailer that could become wings on the back of the robot (and then released on its own a year later). It is this wave 17 Optimus that has been showing up at stores here in the last couple of months, and only comes with older toys (blue truck Optimus, jet Bumblebee, dragon Heatwave and Brushguard) and the Chase SUV that was originally released with a trailer.
The wave 18 Optimus that comes with the racecar Heatwave and three older toys, has green stripes and was released with Blurr/Trailer, and has not been found here yet.

Wave 15 (wave 2 from 2017)
new - Bumblebee (jet)
new - Tango Heatwave (dragon)
new - Bumblebee Night Raptor
new - Optimus Night T-Rex

Wave 16 (wave 3 from 2017)
new - Chase (stegosaurus)
new - Optimus (blue truck)
old - Blurr
old - Medix
old - Hoist

Wave 17 (wave 4 from 2017)
new - Optimus (red truck - based on Megabot Optimus)
new - Chase (SUV - from the trailer version)
old - Tango Heatwave (dragon)
old - Brushfire
old - Optimus (blue truck)
old - Bumblebee (jet)

Wave 18 (wave 1 from 2018)
new - Heatwave (race car)
new - Optimus (red truck - from the Blurr/trailer version)
old - Chase (police car)
old - Brushfire
old - Boulder (bulldozer)
old? - Bumblebee (unknown version)

Wave 19 (wave 2 from 2018)
new? - Blades the Flight Bot (jet?)
new? - Classic Bumblebee (car?)
new? - Tango Optimus (dino?)
new? - Rockcrawler Bumblebee (from Adventure set?)
old? - Heatwave (race car or firetruck?)
old? - Morbot (race car?)

Wave 20 (wave 3 from 2018)
new? - Optimus "trailer rescan"
old? - Quickshadow
old? - Chase
old - Brushfire
old - Bumblebee Night Raptor
old - Tango Heatwave (dragon)

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Three new ones just found on the Entertainment Earth site, include Epic Optimus (the last of the main cast to be released as a non-transforming Epic toy)
This Optimus toy has now been found in America at retail... and it was noted that there was an earlier "Epic" Optimus toy, but that was the really big one that was almost 50cm tall, which is way bigger than these 30cm toy
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Three new ones just found on the Entertainment Earth site, include Epic Optimus (the last of the main cast to be released as a non-transforming Epic toy), a "Rescan" Heatwave as a race car (like the Flip Racer Heatwave race car), and an unknown Bumblebee called "Rescue Guard" (probably another unusual one like the Dragon Bumblebee from 2017).
The Rescan wave also has the Optimus from the 2016 trailer set on its own, which looks to be exactly the same as the 2016 release.

Entertainment Earth have now added official images for the Rescue Guard Bumblebee, which comes with two beast Minicons, and just like the Nightwatch Optimus and Bumblebee from the last two years, the two Minicons (a dog and a lion) convert into a weapon and shield.
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Old 20th June 2018, 04:44 PM
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A new Rescue Bots multi-pack has been found on Amazon, with a "reissue" of three toys that were first released in the first year of Rescue Bots in 2011.
The first year of transforming toys were a little larger than the current "rescan" ones, and the three in this pack are Optimus, Chase and Heatwave.
Each have their third year Energize weapons, but Optimus and Chase have the weapons redecoed to silver (from translucent blue).
In addition to that, only Heatwave and Chase are the Energize versions, while Optimus is the original, non-Energize version.


The 3-pack is US$45, which I think the originals were $15 each.
Since the 4-pack from 2 years ago didn't come here, this one is unlikely to show up here either.
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