Jump to content


Entertainment Earth


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.


Photo
- - - - -

New Micron Campaign - Vector Oracle & Firebolt


41 replies to this topic

#1 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Staff
  • 55646 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:26 AM

Vector Oracle (Free with 3,000 Yen or more purchase at Toys R Us Japan)
http://tf.takaratomy...cron/index.html

Firebolt (Bonus for preordering AM01 Optimus Prime)
http://tf.takaratomy...rime/index.html

Prime Video section updated with Starscream & Arcee
http://tf.takaratomy.../prime/special/

Colored pictures of Prime & Bumblebee's Arms Microns
http://tf.takaratomy...rch/armsmicron/

I'm impressed with the coloration of the Arms Microns, they're not unpainted or silver like speculated (unless the ones pictured are special versions).

Randy

Edited by Powered Convoy, 24 February 2012 - 07:33 AM.


#2 Chris McFeely

Chris McFeely

    That was then, this is now.

  • Citizen
  • 7854 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:27 AM

Man, Vector Oracle looks like if I sucked on him, he'd be delicious.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 24 February 2012 - 07:27 AM.


#3 Bass X0

Bass X0
  • Citizen
  • 42617 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:32 AM

I do wonder if Firebolt will be considered a G1 character or an Aligned character since he comes with Prime Optimus Prime.

Just because you can't win doesn't mean you stop working.


#4 M Sipher

M Sipher

    Won't you come with me to Music Jail?

  • Citizen
  • 11167 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:34 AM

Actually, it looks like VO you get with 3000y worth of Dark of the Moon stuff. I admit my Japanese is spotty at best, but it looks like he's a movie-verse Mini-Con...


M "Well, I Guess This More Or Less Seals Me Getting The Japanese Optimus" Sipher
The ISLE OF RANGOON - Advantures in Learning and Sarcasm!
Holy crap Sipher has a Tumblr apparently!
http://www.tfwiki.net - We left Wikia before it was cool to do so!

"I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts."
- Stephen Colbert

#5 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Staff
  • 55646 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:38 AM

I'm sure he's meant to be the G1 character (Rodimus seems to be retooled simply due to him and he matches the United Targetmaster ones) but he'll probably have the same Prime labeling that the other Arms Microns have.

Randy

#6 M Sipher

M Sipher

    Won't you come with me to Music Jail?

  • Citizen
  • 11167 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

And hello, color pics of J-Prime toys...

Yyyyyeah. Those are undeniably stickers, not paint, on the Microns. (No names? Boooo!) I've not really paid much attention to the details on the Hasbro versions of the big toys, so... I can't tell what is and isn't there, and it's hard to tell if those details are decals or not.


M "If Someone Else Wants To Side-By-Side Em..." Sipher

Edited by M Sipher, 24 February 2012 - 07:41 AM.

The ISLE OF RANGOON - Advantures in Learning and Sarcasm!
Holy crap Sipher has a Tumblr apparently!
http://www.tfwiki.net - We left Wikia before it was cool to do so!

"I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts."
- Stephen Colbert

#7 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Staff
  • 55646 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Feb 24 2012, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, it looks like VO you get with 3000y worth of Dark of the Moon stuff. I admit my Japanese is spotty at best, but it looks like he's a movie-verse Mini-Con...


M "Well, I Guess This More Or Less Seals Me Getting The Japanese Optimus" Sipher

Yeah it's Dark of the Moon figures.

Just because the purchase of movie figures doesn't align Vector Oracle with the movie stuff. The 2nd set of United Targetmasters were given away with the purchase of Autobot Alliance figures and the Microns ended up being tied to United not the Movie.

QUOTE
March 5, 2011
United Caliburst - Free with 3,000 Yen Purchase of Autobot Alliance or Masterpiece figures at Toys R Us Japan stores
United Spoilsport - Free with 3,000 Yen Purchase of Autobot Alliance or Masterpiece figures at Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera stores


#8 M Sipher

M Sipher

    Won't you come with me to Music Jail?

  • Citizen
  • 11167 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

Actually, I was looking at the big title, which seems to read "Limited Movie Micron Present Campaign!!".

Though his being listed as an Arms Micron might make him Prime, unless that's just what Takara's calling all Microns now.


M "I Guess The Paperwork Will Decide It" Sipher
The ISLE OF RANGOON - Advantures in Learning and Sarcasm!
Holy crap Sipher has a Tumblr apparently!
http://www.tfwiki.net - We left Wikia before it was cool to do so!

"I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts."
- Stephen Colbert

#9 The Phazer

The Phazer

    Pipes LIVES.

  • Citizen
  • 12014 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 24 2012, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm impressed with the coloration of the Arms Microns, they're not unpainted or silver like speculated (unless the ones pictured are special versions).


As noted above, they don't have any paint applications, though it's hard to tell if they are entirely covered with a shiny paint colour or just cast in a nice looking plastic. All the detailing is stickers.

Also it would seem like there's not much articulation, sadly.

Still, I want the minicons. I hope they're released in the capsules.

BTW, those ports all over Prime and Bumblebee's vehicle modes look terrible.

Phazer

#10 Phlis

Phlis
  • Citizen
  • 403 posts

Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Feb 24 2012, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 24 2012, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm impressed with the coloration of the Arms Microns, they're not unpainted or silver like speculated (unless the ones pictured are special versions).


As noted above, they don't have any paint applications, though it's hard to tell if they are entirely covered with a shiny paint colour or just cast in a nice looking plastic. All the detailing is stickers.

Also it would seem like there's not much articulation, sadly.

Still, I want the minicons. I hope they're released in the capsules.

BTW, those ports all over Prime and Bumblebee's vehicle modes look terrible.

Phazer


It's either shiny paint or just the same photoshop shininess we get from Hasbro stock photos. Those ports don't look so bad in Robot mode, and really, when he minicon connectors not looked weird? God, I'm trying to rationalize this in my mind, I can feel it. Yes they look obtrusive, and I don't like them. I hope they don't ruin the look of someone like Soundwave in Robot Mode. I still want these enough that I'm not buying the American versions, because to me the Microns are the thing here.

God dammit.

The whole Prime line is wrenching my heart in like 5 directions. FE toys look great, but now they're gone. RiD Toys are smaller and disappointing with few paint apps, but Takara's come with Minicons. Minicon ports on the molds, which look bad in alt mode, but okay in robot mode. I didn't even notice the ports until Phazer said something. God hugging dammit.

Edited by Phlis, 24 February 2012 - 09:12 AM.


#11 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 36987 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Feb 24 2012, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Phazer @ Feb 24 2012, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 24 2012, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm impressed with the coloration of the Arms Microns, they're not unpainted or silver like speculated (unless the ones pictured are special versions).


As noted above, they don't have any paint applications, though it's hard to tell if they are entirely covered with a shiny paint colour or just cast in a nice looking plastic. All the detailing is stickers.

Also it would seem like there's not much articulation, sadly.

Still, I want the minicons. I hope they're released in the capsules.

BTW, those ports all over Prime and Bumblebee's vehicle modes look terrible.

Phazer


It's either shiny paint or just the same photoshop shininess we get from Hasbro stock photos.


Could be a bit of both, but I think it's mainly paint. Because it looks like you can still see the "prototype gray" in several places that they missed with the paint.

Although, I'd say it's more a case of "hand-painted sample" than the final product is going to be slathered in paint.


#12 RCX

RCX
  • Retired Staff
  • 2645 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE
I didn't even notice the ports until Phazer said something. God hugging dammit.


I thought something looked off about those vehicle modes I wasn't paying much attention to OP but I saw Bee's and thought, "Does mine have those?"
I think I'm gonna cancel my micron pre-order from BBTS.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 24 February 2012 - 10:56 AM.

"I am stronger than you know."
- Rattrap, The Weak Component

#13 M Sipher

M Sipher

    Won't you come with me to Music Jail?

  • Citizen
  • 11167 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

The ports actually make me more interested.


M "Extra Playability Makes The Extra Cost Seem... Less Not Worth It" Sipher
The ISLE OF RANGOON - Advantures in Learning and Sarcasm!
Holy crap Sipher has a Tumblr apparently!
http://www.tfwiki.net - We left Wikia before it was cool to do so!

"I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts."
- Stephen Colbert

#14 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Staff
  • 55646 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

It's interesting that there are likely two sets of those parts for the molds since they're released at pretty much the same time. So anything that has a port on the Takara versions has a non-port version on the Hasbro version. I think this is the first time they've ever done something like this.

Randy

#15 SwiftEagle

SwiftEagle

    Brick guy

  • Citizen
  • 5517 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

Differences between the versions, apart from the Powerlinx ports (which are on the Mini-cons, too!):

Bumblebee has added Autobot symbols in both modes, and his hood stripes are closer together. The middle ones no longer wrap around the edge to meet the grille. I'd guess that his stripes, symbols and maybe ankle details are stickers.

Prime looks almost the same, but his headlights seem to be two-toned instead of the Hasbro version's solid yellow. I'd guess those and his shin details are decals, too.

If they really are moving to stickers, it's odd that they didn't take the opportunity to add a few more color bits, like extra yellow on Bumblebee's midsection and red on Prime's.
ASM
Tomorrow's nostalgia today!


#16 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 36987 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

In some places Bumblebee's stripes look like decals. Same for the yellow on his waist.

That's... a lot more stickers than I was expecting if true.

#17 AireCoos

AireCoos
  • Citizen
  • 1878 posts

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:44 AM

Hydra to the rescue!!!! icon-hotrod.gif

#18 Noprobsrobs

Noprobsrobs

    STILL THE BEST 1973

  • Supporter
  • 2837 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Feb 24 2012, 07:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, Vector Oracle looks like if I sucked on him, he'd be delicious.

Please never post that ever again.

#19 Phlis

Phlis
  • Citizen
  • 403 posts

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE(RCX @ Feb 24 2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought something looked off about those vehicle modes I wasn't paying much attention to OP but I saw Bee's and thought, "Does mine have those?"
I think I'm gonna cancel my micron pre-order from BBTS.


They really aren't that bad, I just was not expecting it. I am not cancelling my HLJ preorders, I just would have liked it more if they had not added so many. The ports on Bumblebee's Roof look vine, the ones on his doors are obtrusive. Same thing with prime, except reverse, the ones on his doors by the smokestacks look okay, but the ones on the cab's nose stick out to me. Two ports (the smaller less obvious ones) would be fine in my opinion.

#20 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Yoinks!!

  • Retired Staff
  • 9170 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The House of Magnus
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:58 AM

Seeing Firebolt transformed like that into a passable Targetmaster is really pretty cool. I'd been wondering how to get that mold into an acceptable gun configuration. Nice. icon-ironhide.gif



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users