Beginning to show up in Walmart stores on the east coast is the latest G1 Transformers Reissue. It’s Astrotrain, a chunky fun Decepticon rocket/train that makes us all go “Sure, why the hell not?”
Earlier this year, I wrote an article about unexpected mecha, and I feel like Astrotrain fits right into this trope. But it’s 80slicious and a Walmart exclusive. And even saying this as a toy journalist is odd, but does anyone else feel like this one just slipped under the radar? There was so much hype about the Soundwave, and let me tell you as someone who bought two of them that it was well-deserved. If I see this one on shelves, I will consider it. But personally, I didn’t even buy the Optimus Prime reissue until it was in the $30. I couldn’t justify $50 for that one, and I’m not sure I can for Astrotrain either. But we’ll see how I feel once it is in front of my face.
Specs From Official Walmart Website:
Transformers Toys Vintage G1 Astrotrain Action Figure
- RE-CREATION OF THE ORIGINAL G1 DESIGN: This Vintage G1 Astrotrain figure is inspired by the original 1985 G1 release
- TRIPLE CHANGER WITH 2 ALT MODES: Astrotrain toy is a Triple Changer that features classic conversion from space shuttle to train in 6 steps and train to robot in 8 steps
- VINTAGE DECORATION AND STICKER DECALS: Astrotrain figure comes with a sheet of foil decals so fans can detail the toy.
- RETRO PACKAGING: Inspired by the original G1 packaging, this pack features the original G1 Transformers logo, character art, and classic Autobots versus Decepticon battle scene
- TECH SPECS: Complete tech specs for Astrotrain are included on the pack in the classic G1 style fans know and love. Compare figures’ strength, speed, firepower, and more
Experience the figures that started it all. This Transformers: Vintage G1 Astrotrain figure is designed like the original G1 version — including figure styling, packaging, and art inspired by the 1985 G1 releases, plus classic tech specs and accessories. (Re)start a vintage Transformers collection with this Astrotrain figure.
Creating confusion is the specialty Astrotrain. As a Triple Changer, can switch from space shuttle to train to robot almost instantaneously. Thrives on foes’ panic and fear. Carries powerful ionic displacer rifle.
Astrotrain figure comes with Ionic Displacer Rifle accessory and converts from space shuttle to train in 6 steps and train to robot in 8 steps.
Clip out and save the on-box tech specs to share, then see how this figure stacks up against other heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons (each sold separately).
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.