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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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#21 Octavius Prime

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

I might buy some bot shots for walmarts prices. At least for my kid, or maybe just the core characters. They look tiny enough to still fit on my crowded displays.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

I don't remember Battle Beasts being that small. Of course, I was much smaller then.

Does RID Cliffjumper's cart art emphasize wrist blasters that only the FE mold actually had? Ouch.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

Swing and a miss for me today, only saw a pile of RiD Bumblebee.

Are all the Botshots translucent? Or are there chase figures? Or is just sentinel translucent?

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#24 Chip

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Feb 1 2012, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Swing and a miss for me today, only saw a pile of RiD Bumblebee.

Are all the Botshots translucent? Or are there chase figures? Or is just sentinel translucent?


It looks like only some of them are translucent. I hadn't realized Sentinel would be one of them until I saw this thread.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:17 PM

Sentinel is the wave 1 "superbot". He's transparent and I think he has more oomph in the power numbers.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

I know if I start buying those Botshots I won't stop. must..show..restraint!!!!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:40 PM

I'm curious as to why it mentions Hasbro Canada on the back. Is that normal for TF products bought in the US?

Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE(abates @ Feb 1 2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.


Nemesis Prime?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(abates @ Feb 1 2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.


Nemesis Prime?


the file is named char_Prime_and_Bumblebee_2.png . Maybe it's Nemesis vs. Cliffjumper (though I think it looks the most like the Kre-O Sentinel)

Another image:


Edited by Daytonus, 01 February 2012 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

BUMBLEEEEEEEE-PAUUUUUUNCH!

I'm getting all sorts of happy minifig vibes from these. Looking forward to finding them soon.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(abates @ Feb 1 2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.


Nemesis Prime?


He'll be packed with Acid Storm and Megatron. Can't wait!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Feb 2 2012, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(abates @ Feb 1 2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.


Nemesis Prime?


the file is named char_Prime_and_Bumblebee_2.png . Maybe it's Nemesis vs. Cliffjumper (though I think it looks the most like the Kre-O Sentinel)

Another image:







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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE(Adam16bit @ Feb 2 2012, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(abates @ Feb 1 2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.


Nemesis Prime?


He'll be packed with Acid Storm and Megatron. Can't wait!


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#34 Nanite

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Adam16bit @ Feb 2 2012, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(abates @ Feb 1 2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also this appears to be an official site of some sort but I have no code, so I don't know what it does.


Nemesis Prime?


He'll be packed with Acid Storm and Megatron. Can't wait!


You'd best not be joking! icon-fire.gif


Adam is a Knower-Of-Things, plus I don't think he'd tease us like that.

I do hope they inundate us with the little buggers.

Edited by Nanite, 02 February 2012 - 01:12 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Feb 2 2012, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do hope they inundate us with the little buggers.


I just want to see one standing next to a Battle Beast or Mini-Con. If they're BB sized, I'm gonna get the lot of 'em. Smaller... then at least a few.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:07 PM

I hadn't seen this before, very brief video review:



They look slightly bigger then Battle Beasts.

Edited by Nanite, 02 February 2012 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

It's neat, and I can't decide what to think of it basically being Transformers Bakugan (even down to the ~$5/per price point).
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

Saw the first wave of Bot Shots (I always read that as Butt Shots) at TRU. The only one I didn't grab was Sentinel Prime as I didn't like the fact that he was all translucent with just his face and eyes painted. The others were hard to resist, but I feel they are a dollar too expensive at $5.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:04 PM


Yeah, I'd have a hard time resisting them at $3.49 - 3.99 somehow it feels easier at $4.99-$5.99.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

Perhaps they'll be cheaper at Walmart or Target if they show up.

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