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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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#121 Anonymous X

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

I'm absolutely gutted looking at these new figures. I haven't bought any 'new' Transformers since Generations part 1 ended, but this doesn't really inspire me to open my wallet in anticipation. Not keen on the Vehicon Lite design aesthetics, but mostly I just have no interest in Cybertronian vehicles. What Hasbro did with Generations part 1, take familiar characters like Straxus and Kup and give them Earth vehicle designs, was inspired. This on the other hand is just... Meh.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:22 AM

Starscream looks pretty good.

Sideswipe is disappointing as a remold of Jazz. He isn't terrible, but he doesn't exactly excite me.

Fireflight also looks off. I appreciate the remolding but this one isn't working for me.

Ultra Magnus, on the other hand, works very well. Not sure what is up with the giant sword though.

Kickback looks a lot better here. I'm sure I can get him looking good with some fiddling. I like him.
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#123 Bass X0

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:25 AM

QUOTE(GALVATRON I @ May 2 2012, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ultra Magnus, on the other hand, works very well. Not sure what is up with the giant sword though.


Its a remold of Optimus Prime's gun. Thats why its not a hammer.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:26 AM


On Insecticon/Kickback:


1) THIS, Please Hasbro/Fun Pub or whoever, THIS MUST HAPPEN:




2) Doing up the Deluxe Insecticon Ransack colors I got a better look at the mold. I was skeptical of the idea when it was first suggested but now I really DO think they could pull Shrapnel and Bombshell out of this same mold. Especially with the levels of remolding Fireflight and Sideswipe have. I don't know if they would, but I think they definately could.


-ZacWilliam, now, at last unsure whether to pick up the 3rd party insecticons or wait... either way I want Ransack icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

QUOTE(Anonymous X @ May 2 2012, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mostly I just have no interest in Cybertronian vehicles. What Hasbro did with Generations part 1, take familiar characters like Straxus and Kup and give them Earth vehicle designs, was inspired. This on the other hand is just... Meh.

This, actually.

As much as I love the look into pre-G1 Cybertron, I just can't get past the thought that these toys represent a look that's 4 million years out-of-date. The 80s-retro style that we usually fall into is annoying enough, but I would've liked to see at least a few modern-day Earth modes in the mix.

Though I'll likely be looking for the Insecticon, just as a sub for the Prime version. Insecticons don't really do Earth modes anyway.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

I'm intrigued by the Metalhawk photoshop comment. Would someone be able to make one up?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

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In-package images of Optimus Prime, Jazz, and Shockwave.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

Yeah that was one of the things that impressed me the most at BotCon, was the packaging for the new Generations guys. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:03 AM

I love how Prime and Generations has the character art big and bold on the card, that's my preference over DOTM, where it's just a headshot inside the bubble. Really excited to see these on the pegs.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

Is it me or do the figures look smaller than usual?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE(Dagger @ May 2 2012, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it me or do the figures look smaller than usual?


There are a couple of reasons:

1) They are. A little. Economics.

2)The cards have HUGE character art, which is a change and I think makes them look a bit smaller in comparison.


-ZacWilliam, were the cards they were on at Botcon different than these? For some reason in those pics they didn't look quite as small on the cards to me?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

Still no interest in Cybertronian cars.

However, with that particular gun, Sideswipe would make a pretty great Calcar with a new head!

Also, Starscream SCREAMS Triggerhappy. Any kind of Thundercracker repaint could be made into a Triggerhappy fairly easily. The jet mode is perfect, and the robot is pretty close.

Also, I have apparently turned into Zac William.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE(Robowang @ May 2 2012, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, I have apparently turned into Zac William.


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Give them to her.

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Write it on a G1 instruction sheet.

If ya want doodle a small robotic animal on there too. (It's fun.)

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Edited by ZacWilliam1, 02 May 2012 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ May 2 2012, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Anonymous X @ May 2 2012, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mostly I just have no interest in Cybertronian vehicles. What Hasbro did with Generations part 1, take familiar characters like Straxus and Kup and give them Earth vehicle designs, was inspired. This on the other hand is just... Meh.

This, actually.

As much as I love the look into pre-G1 Cybertron, I just can't get past the thought that these toys represent a look that's 4 million years out-of-date. The 80s-retro style that we usually fall into is annoying enough, but I would've liked to see at least a few modern-day Earth modes in the mix.


Actually, they aren't or don't have to be. Look at Animated, and how Sentinel Prime only uses an Earth Vehicle mode on Earth. Or the currently IDW Comics where they adopt new cybertronian forms after leaving Earth behind. These don't have to be "out of date" seeing as even in the movies we see how easily they can change alt modes. We also know their are other planets in TF lore, they very well can't be "robots in disguise" on planet where vehicles look nothing like Earth ones.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:03 AM

I echo the sentiments on the packaging. That's one of my favorite things about these -- they finally went and gave them a retro-G1 grid feel!

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Kickback looks okay here now that I can puzzle out what the altmode is supposed to look like [broken-glass-laden G1 Kickback, cool!]. Wonder if we stand a chance of getting the others.


Ransack atleast would be awesome. I don't think he'd really even need any remolding.

...Or is he not one of the others you meant?


-ZacWilliam, just wants too see more Deluxe Insecticon love. Even the 3rd party sets havn't done the obvious repaints darn it...


I'll take whatever we can get. That digibash is sweet!

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#136 Bass X0

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

I'm sure we will see many of these toys as future Botcon / Club exclusives.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

I'm buying every one of them. I'd be lying to myself if I said otherwise.

Especially like Magnus, and the two Shockwave molds.



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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ May 2 2012, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure we will see many of these toys as future Botcon / Club exclusives.


I have to wonder... if the subscription service does well, will they try another combiner using it? As they could do Ruination, for the RiD fans.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ May 2 2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X0 @ May 2 2012, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure we will see many of these toys as future Botcon / Club exclusives.


I have to wonder... if the subscription service does well, will they try another combiner using it? As they could do Ruination, for the RiD fans.


I was thinking about this.

A Bruticus repaint in the Botcon box set plus a Voyager. Then two of those Deluxe molds as attendee exclusives since molds get reused. Then the other three combiner components in the Subscription package set so you could complete two combiners in the same year if you really wanted to.

I was thinking Nexus Prime, Ruination or Battle Gaia.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ May 2 2012, 02:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And someone who is an expert on WFC/FoC could tell whether the huge gun Sideswipe uses, or Starscream's oddly G1 Vortex-looking cannons are some sort of in-game weapons? Especially the latter looks familiar.

Starscream's gun seems to be the X12 Scrapmaker (twin-drum minigun) from WfC. It's a shame they didn't give him his in-game Null Ray (sniper rifle) instead; he still looks really good, though. As for Sideswipe, that oversized gun of his resembles the Ion Displacer (gatling gun) somewhat - or it could be a new weapon from FoC. Also, count me in among the people who thought Sideswipe was an entirely new mold from Jazz. icon-fire.gif

I wasn't expecting much from Magnus, but seeing those promo shots pretty much sold me on him. icon-ironhide.gif I wonder, though, if this means we'll end up seeing OP languish on shelves while people instead wait for Magnus to come out... icon-wildride.gif



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