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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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Poll: Mainline TFP molds versus FE

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#1 Octavius Prime

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

Just thought I'd ask. I like TFP Voy Optimus better than FE Optimus, so that's not really "settling" in my mind, but I'm convincing my self that I will indeed be ok with the new Bulkhead mold as opposed to spending $70 on the FE.

I did splurge to get FE CJ and the Entertainment pack, though (granted, that last one doesn't really have a normal retail equivalent).

Didn't include the wave 1 FE deluxes due to them being pretty widely available or at least affordable on ebay. Also didn't include the Eradicon because A) hey, no more than 3 poll questions and B) Japan only.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

Can't the Takaratomy releases be in the poll too? I mean, Takara's Cliffjumper has a cannon similar to the ones FE Cliffjumper had, and Takara's Optimus lacks electronics.

Edited by Item42, 06 March 2012 - 07:32 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

What about those of us sucker enough to get both in some cases?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

I think your poll needs an option that says, "I don't have much of a damn choice, do I?" icon-megs.gif

EDIT: In all seriousness though, I'll be getting the PRiD molds. As much as I'm irritated with Hasbro about the whole thing, I refuse to reward scalpers with money more.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 06 March 2012 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

I'm getting some Prime toys, but actually none of those listed in your poll.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'd be lucky just to see anything.


But seriously why did they make two molds? It seems like such a waste of time and money to produce two separate molds.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(Varnon @ Mar 6 2012, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd be lucky just to see anything.


But seriously why did they make two molds? It seems like such a waste of time and money to produce two separate molds.


basically, at least some of the FE molds (specifically Starscream, Arcee, and BB) were supposed to be Generations toys, but when it seemed that DotM was to push a TFP mainline back until mid-2012, they decided to give TFP a mini/preview line (FE). However, the FE toys didn't hit until November (a year after the show started...) and they cut the feet out from under DotM early, so we're now getting the TFP mainline where the FE molds are redundant to agree.

At least, that's what I've gathered.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

I might settle for the Bulkhead despite that ugly as crap attachement thing and his generally less pleasing asthetic.

But I refuse to settle for PRID Prime, and if I can't get an FE Cliffjumper, I'm just not going to get a Cliffjumper.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 06 March 2012 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

PRiD Optimus Prime is fine. I've watched reviews for both, and I really don't see as much of a difference as everyone seems to claim.

Of course, again, not like I had a lot of damn choice. I'd much rather have the FE Cliff, and certainly the FE Bulkhead, but... again...

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Mar 6 2012, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
basically, at least some of the FE molds (specifically Starscream, Arcee, and BB) were supposed to be Generations toys, but when it seemed that DotM was to push a TFP mainline back until mid-2012, they decided to give TFP a mini/preview line (FE). However, the FE toys didn't hit until November (a year after the show started...) and they cut the feet out from under DotM early, so we're now getting the TFP mainline where the FE molds are redundant to agree.

At least, that's what I've gathered.


I think I get why there was going to be FE and main line. What I do not get is why they produced new molds for the latter. Isn't it really expensive making new molds? Did they feel the FE ones were so bad they had to start over?

Oh, and in regards to the FE vs. main line topic, I think I might actually prefer FE Arcee, but I never did see her in stores and I won't pay secondary market prices. So I guess I'm settling on her.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

I actually like the RiD BB better than FE BB.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

I went for a mix. Doesn't seem to be an option in the poll for that.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

Once you go FE Bulkhead, you can never go back. And I refuse to get PRiD Bulkhead on account of that STUPID stupid weapon of his. That, and FE Bulk is pure sex, and there ain't no way the PRiD version can do better by it.

PRiD Prime I have because he's the only one with "real" chest windows/windshield instead of the cheaty thing going on with the FE versions. But I hate the mold to bits, and only hold onto it for that one token of accuracy.

FE Cliffjumper is just a superior toy to PRiD Cliffy. I only got PRiDjumper to pass the time until I got the FE version, and was gonna get rid of it, but will hold onto it for sentimental reasons as Cliffy WAS diagnosed on the Prime show with a case of "deadness."
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

I'm not a big fan of Cliffjumper either way, so I just picked up the PRiD version. But, God DAMN, are the FE versions of Prime and Bulkhead better. After I got FE Prime, I severely regretted purchasing PRiD Optimus instead of just waiting. It's just that good. PRiD Bulkhead already looks awful, so no contest there. FE Bulkhead is so satisfyingly hefty, too.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Mar 6 2012, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PRiD Optimus Prime is fine. I've watched reviews for both, and I really don't see as much of a difference as everyone seems to claim.

If you get them next to each other in reality, there's world of difference. FE Optimus has these great superheroic proportions and a very dynamic look in general (not to mention a smoother transformation), while PRiD Optimus feels more like some lanky guy in an Optimus suit. It's weird, but that's the best way I can put it. Plus the PRiD gun is dumb as hell, since it "transforms", so to speak, for no discernable reason.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:52 PM

I'm settling for PRID, because, as my buddy Ursa said, I ain't got much damn choice.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Since Cliffjumper has been one of my favorite characters and I can't afford to get the FE version, I decided to get the RID version. I completely disappointed by it. It's not it's necessarily a bad toy, it's just that it makes me want the FE version even more.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:02 PM

I'd like FE Cliffjumper, but I mean, come on. 40 god damn dollars? No thanks.

I may shoot for FE Optimus, who looks like a bargain on Ebay compared to some Cliffjumper prices. And Bulkhead looks really good too, but he's priced worse than Optimus.

This whole thing is a mess.



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

I played with a friend's PRID Optimus, and he was really fun to handle. That his gun is a block of nothing half the time was really the one thing I disliked. Really turned me around from disliking the pictures of the toy and even the toy in package to wanting one.

So right now it's a conflict among "Get PRID Prime now," "Wait for the Weaponizer (which looks really nice)" or "Wait to see if the Voyager PRID Optimus repaint that will inevitably be announced has a cooler weapon."

First Edition is off the table for me unless Hasbro rereleases it later (I could get it, but it's not "must have" enough to justify the expense for me).

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

I've got the First Editions for all three but have been kicking around the idea of buying the Prid ones as well and display those ones in vehicle mode.



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