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Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:58 PM
Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:55 AM
I, for one, appreciate that it's a proper Voyager Starscream that's not been compromised by a need to be a combined torso or an alien jet that was on screen for less than five minutes over the course of the entire G1 show.
Here's a Starscream for people to salivate over like it's something we haven't gotten eighty zillion times before.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:08 AM
I can handle prime's hands that's workable
the starscream makes me mad and confused because i just finished the trio in siege and i ugh
i hope they make a skywarp and thundercracker
in other news, astrotrain looks lovely, as do the other figures on display. The overarching gimmick or play pattern , whatever your fancy, is really fantastic.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:22 AM
From the sounds of things, I think the issue with the Optimus mold sprues is that the round tanks immediately behind the front wheels and on the backs of his thighs would have been blue instead of silver. While that's not an unworkable development, I can see how that being unpaintable plastic and blue in altmode would be an unacceptable compromise to designers who wanted to make it as much like the cartoon as possible, whereas silver hands have been a thing in a few instances already.
Doesn't mean I like it and that I wouldn't prefer to sticker the hands or swap em out if a running change or Selects release ever happened, but at least there's some logic to it that's not "the trailer isn't bland :( ".
EDIT: god i HATE those transformer emoticons we have
Edited by gearshift, 04 October 2019 - 07:23 AM.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:38 AM
Little bummed they seem to be adding a new faction to the mythos, but it's just mercerinaries rather than an actual new faction that could have goals outside the scope of the bots or cons. As is, they're just positioned as additional bots and cons, just without faction logos.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:41 AM
The issue is that the Autobots and Decepticons have no real ideology beyond "good guys who like Freedom" and "bad guys who like Evil". If you add a third faction to that it'll pretty much have to be "pacifist neutrals" or "mercenary neutrals", because anything more nuanced would run up against the cartoon morality of the big names.
I think there's probably more grey area to move around in than that, but I'm easy; I'd be happy with "bad guys who like Evil but with a different boss".
I did a new video thing:
Posted 04 October 2019 - 08:51 AM
There's also the third option that it's an intentional breakaway point or something.
It's shown hinging back in the stock images, though.
We know what they're for, actually. It's to get the wings out of the way of the guns and arms for posing.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:40 AM
Wait a sec. Looking at that stock image, is Starscream wearing a second set of null rays under the centre of the jet?
Edited by TheSupernova, 04 October 2019 - 09:41 AM.
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:43 AM
Well you know what the say about a bot with gray hands
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:45 AM
It's funny that they have basically turned Cliffjumper into a Mitsubishi Starion.
To be fair... that starion looks pretty heavily “influenced” by the Porsche.
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