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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 UTK007

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

Video of SG Straxus is up!

SG Straxus



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Wrong Forum

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Apr 25 2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Mods please feel free to move it.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

Before I actually saw the figure, I was wondering why come Botcon seemed to be after Cheets' bread and butter this year. Now that I've seen the figure, they just want the bread. And some margarine.
Reclaim the suffix.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Blah blah blah SG Straxus that comic cover is AWESOME! UPA-tastic. I especially love the typefaces.

It's like Gerald McBot-Bot.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

I REALLY want a litho of that comic cover.

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#7 Esser-Z

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, that comic cover is awesome.

And I have a strange desire for Yellow Straxus.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:24 PM


I'm still seeing Scrounge colors.

I kinda like it. It's just weird enough to be interesting. And I love Scrounge.


-ZacWilliam, I may not like it enough to pay Botcon Exclusive prices, but if I were there I think I'd be happy, or at least intreagued by him.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

Data sheet... er... pages! updated!

(FYI, I will update the rest of the figures as they are officially revealed.)

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

I'd like to compliment Pete's package for its starring role in the beginning of the video.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

anyone have insight into the colour choices .. I am unfamiliar with the comics, and where if even this comes from ?


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

People keep suggesting Scrouge, and I heard Xaaron, and either of those is possible, but neither of them has any green. So it's really just "what yellow guys can you plausibly connect to Straxus?".

I still think he might just be an inverted Straxus. There aren't a lot of yellow guys with green trim. Crosscut. BM Cheetor. BM Buzzsaw.

Slow Poke. Maybe he's Slow Poke-colored.

Edited by LV!, 25 April 2012 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Was facing the sun really the best place to film this?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Is the point just that he'll look great with SG Bludgeon? Because I'm pretty sure he will.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

SERPENTOR!!!!!
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

I do wonder. Several of the SG figures have been "suped up" compared to their classics versions. Jazz, Goldbug, and Starscream all come to mind.

I wouldn't rule out the possibility that there was a chance this figure was originally going to be SG Swindle, based upon the leaked list. It could be that they couldn't secure a remolded, Swindle-esque head, so they just kept the original head and made it SG Straxus as a "Plan B".

Highly unlikely, I know, but I'm curious.



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

His Bio card's been posted on TFW.

And damn their eyes he's Lord Byron! (Ok and Shelly)

They just made me interested. Scrap.


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Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 April 2012 - 09:35 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

The Bard of Darkmount!?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Honestly, the most interesting part of this for me is it gives just a little hint of characterization to the mysterious Xal. Ok, yes this is me entirely reading WAY too much into this, I will admit that upfront. But the "Xal Unbound" reference is to Shelly's Prometheus Unbound. Which I'm going to pretend at least casts him as a Prometheus figure in (SG) Cybertronian myth. Since I've been wondering about him since G2 in the 90s it's at least something.


-ZacWilliam, and if I'd happened to cast Xal in a "Prometheus" role in an old fanfic I never finished, that's just kinda a cool coincidence. icon-arcee.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 April 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Apr 25 2012, 09:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone have insight into the colour choices .. I am unfamiliar with the comics, and where if even this comes from ?

This is my guess.

Extrapolate that head onto a full body with a monochromatic look similar to his G1 self, and... you get SG Straxus.



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