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#181 Gizmoboy

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:55 PM

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Lugnut - Looks like a good translation of the design to a G1 aesthetic. Now do someone I care more about like Bulkhead.


Thank you for realizing that this Lugnut is not in the movie style. I suppose having seen the botcon image, I never had any confusion, but I'm still not sure why people are getting a movie vibe from him. The only thing I can think of si that his transformation seems to be fairly similar to Allspark Power Incinerator.


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Cybertronian mode Swoop.


I keep seeing this pop up, too. At botcon, Scourge's slide showed an image of a BWB passenger airliner concept vehicle; that's what he's based on. He's not cybertronian,



Yep, that's him. It's an earth concept jet, not Cybertronian.

Wow that is very close. I really am liking it more now than ever.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

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Dinobots: Love em, I was certain they were going to make Grimestone's chest the same as G1-Slag's/Ani-Snarl's, but I'm very happy to be wrong, they were very creative with that, the drones all look very cool, and it occurred to me a few weeks ago that putting the PCCs in G1 give the Dinobots another team member and a combiner, but thankfully not The Beast, putting them in Movie continuity give the movie-verse Dinobots, and same for AEC.

Ugh, I just realized a mistake I made.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

I don't quite see the Tracks-hate. I kind of see this new Tracks as being this 'Vette:



without quite being that 'Vette (minus the wing especially).

It seems weird that they couldn't make him an exact Corvette considering their partnership with GM, but maybe they were going for an inbetween version of the C8 race car and movie Sideswipe?

Anyway, I'll buy him.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:35 PM

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Slightly OT, but.....

Will the new Voyager Grapple go under the toys section of G1 Grapple's wiki article, or will a new movie-verse Grapple entry be created simply because he comes in the gold box?

Also.... saying the name Grapple in your mind starts to get rather silly, loses meaning. Grapple grapple grapple grapple....

They'll probably not put him with G1 Grapple unless it specifically harks back to something specific about G1 Grapple (that isn't just a similar personality etc) despite the fact they're meant to be the same guy. But I could be wrong.

Edit: Their Transformers (2010 toyline) page doesn't link to G1 Grapple but a yet uncreated page. I imagine they'll make the determination once his bio is revealed. http://tfwiki.net/wi..._(2010_toyline)

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With Payload we switched him to his Movie self when we saw his tech-specs and stats were identical, so I suppose if this has identical to G1 Grapple specs (Speed, fireblast, whatever) he might be moved as well?

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Anyway, that Tracks is totally gonna be a Wheeljack. Look at him. He's got front-bumper feet.

Tracks having been one of the only slides from the hasbro panel that didn't feature his second headsculpt definitely makes me think Wheeljack as well. Given how many alternate heads we did see, tracks's not being shown was quite noticeable


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 30 2010, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't quite see the Tracks-hate. I kind of see this new Tracks as being this 'Vette:



without quite being that 'Vette (minus the wing especially).

It seems weird that they couldn't make him an exact Corvette considering their partnership with GM, but maybe they were going for an inbetween version of the C8 race car and movie Sideswipe?

Anyway, I'll buy him.

That's the new vette? I thought the new one had more curvy bumps over the front wheels than that. :S Well Tracks seems to have more than this, so I guess that's actually an improvement for the better.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

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They went through all that trouble to give Grapple a toon inspired head, and then they colored in like the toy!

That's Hasbro for you. As usual they go with the toy colors over the cartoon. I hope that Takara changes Grapple for their release to have an orange/yellow helmet. But if it's released in Autobot Alliance that won't happen.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 30 2010, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't quite see the Tracks-hate. I kind of see this new Tracks as being this 'Vette:



without quite being that 'Vette (minus the wing especially).

It seems weird that they couldn't make him an exact Corvette considering their partnership with GM, but maybe they were going for an inbetween version of the C8 race car and movie Sideswipe?

Anyway, I'll buy him.


The main thing that kills him on being a 'vette for me is the rear window/liftgate. The rear windows on modern 'vettes are a single molded peice of glass, whereas this Tracks seems to have noticable structural bars that split it into three peices, with two side windows, like a 90s Camaro, or pretty much any other car with a heavily slanted rear window.

The molded bulging around the rear tires seems to be trying to evoke the C3 'vettes detailing in that area, but everything else about the vehicle mode points to it being a C4 (or newer) 'vette, or a 90s Camaro.

There's other ways the lines just seem 'wrong' to me, but those are the two big ones that really stick out.

Maybe it's just a combination of it being a pretty crappy photo of a mistransformed toy. I sure hope so.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:57 PM

HUG YES NON-GREEN

New PCCs and Lugnut look GREAT.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:14 AM

Wow! I'm gonna be like... getting all of these icon-fire.gif

I am wondering If I shouldnt hold out to see if Takara Tomy Does a henkei treatment on these guys, Especially Grapple, I want the Orange head, even though in some eps it was Black.
Am I dreaming or does Grapple have an open hand instead of a clenched fist?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:14 AM

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They went through all that trouble to give Grapple a toon inspired head, and then they colored in like the toy!

It's Marvel Grapple! Helps make up for Inferno not having a red face.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:53 AM

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They went through all that trouble to give Grapple a toon inspired head, and then they colored in like the toy!

That's Hasbro for you. As usual they go with the toy colors over the cartoon. I hope that Takara changes Grapple for their release to have an orange/yellow helmet. But if it's released in Autobot Alliance that won't happen.

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I'm wondering is different people are in charge of the modeling and coloring. One guy in Japan says "okay, we want a perfect Grapple homage, making this one toon accurate as I can get. Perfect!", then hands a model over to some colorist in the US, who says "okay we want a perfect Grapple homage, what color was the toy's head? I'll use that color! That's Perfect!"

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:56 AM

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Steamhammer being the bulldozer is the most gigantic ball dropping moment EVER.

The Road Roller should totally be the torso. First, because we haven't had main-line Transformer that turns into one (yes, I know about the Go-Bot).

Second, then he would be Steamhammer the Steamroller.

For once, Blot, I actually agree with you. I needs me some road roller TFs.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

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They went through all that trouble to give Grapple a toon inspired head, and then they colored in like the toy!

That's Hasbro for you. As usual they go with the toy colors over the cartoon. I hope that Takara changes Grapple for their release to have an orange/yellow helmet. But if it's released in Autobot Alliance that won't happen.

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I'm wondering is different people are in charge of the modeling and coloring. One guy in Japan says "okay, we want a perfect Grapple homage, making this one toon accurate as I can get. Perfect!", then hands a model over to some colorist in the US, who says "okay we want a perfect Grapple homage, what color was the toy's head? I'll use that color! That's Perfect!"

I believe that's the way it's been in the past, that designs would be split between the two companies but Hasbro would come up with the color schemes (and sometimes Takara would modify the colors for their release but not really change the overall scheme).

I'm hoping for a Henkei like Grapple, but I'm not thinking it's going to happen. They'll probably just get this one around the same time Lugnut comes out.

Also, I believe Scourge is upside down in his vehicle mode shot, as the picture we saw was a smooth all white top with three of those Scourge cylinders towards the rear (which is a detail that the real plan has, making the selection of vehicle all the more fitting).

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:06 AM

To add about Grapple's head, it's probably because his head is tied to his new hands and unless they want to make those orange too?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:11 AM

Also, a head that's the same color as 95% of the rest of his body's just an eyesore.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:31 AM

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They went through all that trouble to give Grapple a toon inspired head, and then they colored in like the toy!

That's Hasbro for you. As usual they go with the toy colors over the cartoon. I hope that Takara changes Grapple for their release to have an orange/yellow helmet. But if it's released in Autobot Alliance that won't happen.

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Grapple's head was consistently colored black in "Auto Berserk".

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:05 AM

Yeah but most times it was orange. Like in Master Builders. Wasn't he only really prominent on Auto Berserk right in the beginning (my memory is hazy on that one)?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

Dinobots that combine! icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif

Even though I'm some what disapointed with the few PCC I currently have, I have got to get that Dinobot set.



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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:34 PM

Goldbug!

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:54 PM

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Goldbug!

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Not the person that named him Gold Bumblebee, thats for sure.
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