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@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 03:00 PM)

I'm not. I'm listening to his own contradictory statements.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Most people don't, but it's still making enough ratings to continue, apparently.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2020 - 11:45 AM)

I’m not finding modern episodes of The Simpson’s at all funny.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (22 March 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Trump HAS been working on this, stop listening to those idiot "news" outlets that just spin everything against him out of bias.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 08:52 AM)

At the least, they could keep it off of Twitter.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2020 - 08:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure the capuchin from "outbreak" would have done a better job than trump.

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 05:13 AM)

Isn't it sad that President Schwarzenegger would have been the better alternative in retrospect?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2020 - 03:38 AM)

It was President Schwarzenegger, not Wolfcastle.


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#41 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:03 AM

Don’t we already have looks at Evergreen toys?


The line is called Authentics and it's too small to replace Generations.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:04 AM

If we're getting every character in multiple price points, the toyline will have a really small cast. Not wild about that, because I really do like this style.

These regurgitated press releases funneled through semi mainstream media are always embarrassing for everyone involved, but this one was impressively halfassed. I was so confused by the backwards order that I glossed right over the trukk-not-munky paragraph.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

If this Ultimate Optimus is roughly Voyager sized or just a little bigger, he'll be my new IDW Optimus.

But I've said that 3 times in the last 2 months so there's probably ANOTHER, better toy of the design around the corner at this point

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

If we're getting every character in multiple price points, the toyline will have a really small cast. Not wild about that, because I really do like this style.

These regurgitated press releases funneled through semi mainstream media are always embarrassing for everyone involved, but this one was impressively halfassed. I was so confused by the backwards order that I glossed right over the trukk-not-munky paragraph.

 

I mean, Wave 1 of toylines usually feature the main cast, and the main cast are usually the guys that do get toys in multiple size classes.

 

You can probably expect some that will only get 1 toy to pop up later, and some that will be in the show and will NEVER EVER EVER get toys too!



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:16 AM


Ok. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the future. Let me see if I can frame what we know as I understand it. Feel free to correct:

1) Rescue Bots is getting a new Cartoon based on new young trainee characters at an Academy, coming next year I think and will certainly have toys for that.

2) These toys "Cyberverse" are the new Kid-Aimed Cartoon toyline, roughy based on "Evergreen" art, replacing the Robots in Disguise line.

3) We do not officially know when Power of the Primes will end. If it follows previous lines it would have a couple yet unknown waves in early 2019. There has been some rumor this will not happen and Generations will pivot to feature new Generations type toys based on the "Evergreen" artwork. We don't know yet, but maybe this weekend.

4) Authentics is a cheaper priced discount market line that will also use the "Evergreen" designs as a basis.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:20 AM

If we're going to get modernized G1, I think this is the most successful attempt at that. That includes most of the Classics stuff. I like these. I'm interested to see the gimmickry.

They've made Shockwave look cross. That works in comics, not sure how well it works on a toy. On a different toy I suppose you could make that part articulated.

 

Wait, like, articulated furrowed brow? That would be AMAZING. I would wiggle it up and down and have him poorly hit on so many femmebots. 



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

My hope is that Cyberverse satisfies everyone's desire for the 84-85 main guys so that Generations can keep giving us guys like Submarauder and Mindwipe.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

"Hey, let's get new kids interested in our franchise by sticking SLAVISHLY to thirty-year-old cartoon models!" -The design team, apparently.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:05 PM

I mean, Evergreen Batman toys still look like how Batman's looked for 75 years, I dunno.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

If we're going to get modernized G1, I think this is the most successful attempt at that. That includes most of the Classics stuff. I like these. I'm interested to see the gimmickry.

They've made Shockwave look cross. That works in comics, not sure how well it works on a toy. On a different toy I suppose you could make that part articulated.

 
Wait, like, articulated furrowed brow? That would be AMAZING. I would wiggle it up and down and have him poorly hit on so many femmebots. 

Beast Machines experimented with articulated faces, and this guy's face is just a hexagon. It's totally possible.

Shockwave as a terrible pickup artist seems in-character, and that's awful.

#51 Chip

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

Here's another thing, I love that silver all over one of the Starscream toys.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

I dunno, these feel... too G1? Movie, Animated, and Prime Starscreams were distinct designs, I'm not getting too hyped for a Starscream that looks like the multiple G1-stlye versions I already have. When Generations exists, it feels redundant.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

Yeah like, kids aren't gonna go "too G1 for me". As long as the cartoon's art style is modern and tailored to their tastes they're gonna click with it visually. And from the pics that we saw, yeah, the show looks just like every other action cartoon done in the last 2 years, so it should be fine to them. At worst one of them might be like "Optimus is the wrong kind of truck he is in the movies!".



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:36 PM

Those might well be my new favourite Megatron and Shockwave headsculpts!

Loving Grimlock's Dino mode too.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Oh, man. I totally skipped over the anti-BW sentence because I thought it was all PR boilerplate.

Beast Wars was 22 years ago. Kids who bought Beast Wars are 30 now. (cough) Time to adjust your weird out-of-touch grudge, maybe.

#56 Chip

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

The big Megatron hasn't got elbows. One of them would be useless anyway given the cannon, but he still hasn't got elbows.

 

I remember hearing a lot about the character that comes across through the articulation back when Armada was announced, so I expect that level. If that's the price of having neat spring loaded gimmicks, then like Armada I'll say it's worth it.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

Yeah, with limited articulation and individualized gimmicks, these are essentially Armada, if Armada were G1.  



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

And if we're comparing directly, I like Armada a lot more. But we;'ll see what future waves bring us.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

(Bumblebee's altmode is essentially Hot Shot's anyway)



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:56 PM

Shockwave has a button on the side of his cannon thing, so I presume the gimmick is some kind of firing movement, which is great, always liked those better than shooting missiles that you gotta go and grab from across the room.





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