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@  Whirl Maximus : (29 July 2016 - 01:20 PM)

IDW G1 has been a victim of it's own success.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 01:23 AM)

Though frankly I prefer IDW Ratchet with a Marvel-style head rather than his current Prime-style head.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 12:34 AM)

Like dual Fall of Cybertron-IDW G1 designs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.


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#1 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

I will post pictures as soon as I can

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

Sean Whitmore found the Cyberverse figures, but I believe this is the first US report of Bot Shots. icon-ironhide.gif

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#3 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:38 AM


"Why does history repeat itself? Because God doesn't have TiVo."

Wounds of honor are always self inflicted.


#4 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:45 AM

I've heard a lot of speculation about the botshots and the game aspect so I thought I'd give a picture of the back and the general idea behind it.

Each bot has a spinner in his chest with 3 faces. A fist power, a blaster power, and a melee weapon power. You spin these around, choosing which face you want to appear. You then crash the figures into each other where they pop up into bot mode. Fist beats melee, melee beats blaster, blaster beats fist. In case both threw a particular one, the highest power number wins.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Who's the red guy on the cardback?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Hmmm... BotShots "Battle online!" Is that up and running yet?


ZacWilliam, trying not to get too into Prime but boy are pegs full of brand new toys tempting. icon-hotrod.gif


Also, awesome that the Vehicon comes with Blaster. That's a heck of a pack in. icon-arcee.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 01 February 2012 - 12:05 PM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

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For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:05 PM

What store was this?
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#8 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

That was my Toys R Us store that I work at in Topeka, KS. The red guy on the cardback is my Botshot, Sentinal Prime.

There was only one of him in the case. He's transparent red plastic and turns into a little fire truck.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

Did you guys just get a truck today or have they been hiding in the back?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

Sentinel, really?
The head was reminding me more of Cybertron Clocker.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#11 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE(RCX @ Feb 1 2012, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you guys just get a truck today or have they been hiding in the back?


heheheh. We got a truck today.

Back when I was working overnights the week before christmas, I made sure every box of Transformers we had was put out. That way we had no backstock whatsoever coming in to the new year. You're seeing the dividends of that work. icon-arcee.gif

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#12 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

a couple quicky shots of my Sentinel with Cliffjumper in package, give you an idea of the size.



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

That Cliffy is a Cyberverse Commander? Commando? So... around Scout size? So Bot Shots are tiny?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

I think Cliffy is a Legion class.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 1 2012, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Cliffy is a Legion class.


This. Bot Shots are VERY tiny.

-ZacWilliam, it's a great feature of them IMO.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

that makes me think of an alternate universe were Bakugan-ish kids fight battles with their autobot/decepticon companions.

Sam witwicky: "Dylan! I challenge you to duel: My Bumblebee vs your Soundwave!"

Dylan gould: "then I choose battlefield mars! let's duel!"

Edited by Pony of Merak, 01 February 2012 - 02:50 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

Are they the same size as... Battle Beasts maybe?
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#18 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 1 2012, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they the same size as... Battle Beasts maybe?


Little bulkier, but yeah, that's about the same height.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

those look like they are just a tad bigger than micro machines. Maybe Bakugan-sized.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE(Pony of Merak @ Feb 1 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that makes me think of an alternate universe were Bakugan-ish kids fight battles with their autobot/decepticon companions.

Sam witwicky: "Dylan! I challenge you to duel: My Bumblebee vs your Soundwave!"

Dylan gould: "then I choose battlefield mars! let's duel!"

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