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@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

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English needs to revive book in everyday text.

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English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

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English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

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English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

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English needs to revive bork in everyday text

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English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

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English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

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English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

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English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)


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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)


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What/Who Do You WANT from Generations now?

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#21 orangeitis

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 02:59 PM

Oh boy oh boy, I get to list my wants!


Okayokay, here goes...


-Commander class G1-styled Lugnut


-Titan class G1 Tidal Wave with small jet(Armada Ramjet homage) named "Fathom"(TR homage)


-A Deluxe Huffer that can haul ER Optimus Prime's trailer, with an appropriate Pipes retool


-Leader class G1 Dinobot Snarl, complete with gun & sword


-A redeco of GUOP representing Toxitron


-Commander Skyquake with corpse redeco to represent Machine Wars Starscream


-A whole new set of Constructicons, Deluxe or small Voyager, scaled to component robot modes instead of combined mode


-The rest of the missing Micromasters; also with 3mm fist holes ala original Cyberverse stuff back in 2011


-Various Siege Shockwave mold reuses/retools including Longarm(Animated homage construction retool) and Rad(retooled into a hover limo or something)


-Leader class Strika


-Commander class Thunderwing with Deluxe inner robot


-Mercenary Star Dasher from Siege/ER Astrotrain


-Leader class Roadbuster


-Voyager class Motormaster, G1-accurate 18-wheeler instead of another cab-only Optimus Prime mold


-Leader class Groundshaker convertable Micromaster base


-Voyager Bludgeon short inner robot tank with armor-up accessories to turn him into skull samurai mode


...that all off the top of my head. I'll have more later, most likely.

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:40 PM



-Some kind of big imposing Thunderwing. Commander, Leader, anything. The Generations Deluxe is nice, but doesn't quite hit the same appeal.


-Another shot at Blaster and friends maybe? Please?



-Just anything weird and different, honestly. The BEST would be new characters in full-on Beast Wars style, but straying away from season 1 designs or show characters would be great too (TMII Cheetor please if you're still trying to do big names).

-At the very least just lesser-made characters would be a plus, Scorponok seems like a step in the right direction.

Anything Else


-Yeah, new characters. Just go nuts, have fun, closest we've really gotten in a while was Combiner Wars and some of those were great.

-More attempts like Barricade to see how other characters would look interpreted into a Generations-y, G1-y style. Lockdown, Blackout, Bulkhead, another shot at Slipstream... again, go nuts.

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 04:58 PM

Battlemaster- Armada Laserbeak

This is a great idea, I would buy several of these!
Bonus points if he had a Minicon port on him, and got a second release in the prototype black deco.

Edited by haywire, 18 July 2020 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 09:39 PM

For G1, I'd like to see the remaining G1 Autobot Micromaster Patrols: the Air Patrol, the Construction Patrol, and the Monster Truck Patrol. There's no more Decepticon ones, but Hasbro could do Beastbox/Squawktalk and Overkill/Slugfest instead. 

I'd also like to see at least two more of the Micromaster Combiner Squads. Say, Oiler/Slide and Sledge/Hammer.
And finally, Bludgeon, at either the Deluxe or Voyager scale.

Edited by Suspsy, 19 July 2020 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 09:51 PM

i mean lets do some post season 1 beast wars stuff i guess or just make like generations k9 and bw stuff along that line


but what i really want


i want generations to end

Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 10:30 PM

1) Pretenders revisited/rethought. Treat the shell as transforming battle armor -- it has its own alt mode, maybe it has its own robot mode, it can hold or combine with the inner robot to make a bigger/powered up robot, and it can hold or combine with the inner robot's vehicle form. No more statues, please.


2) A random thought: could a collector/big kids Transformers subline be moved away from a war theme? I was thinking about this in the context of those little independent boutique toy stores that always have LEGO and other "brainy" toys, but for some reason never have Transformers despite the intricate puzzle play pattern.


The first idea I could think of was an space exploration/adventure team where the various members have unique mobility traits -- one guy's a land rover, some guys can fly, some can go underwater, some can go to space -- but they also have some kind of combining ability that lets them share abilities or some such, so there's a built-in character motive for teamwork as they confront different environments, and a consumer motive to buy more of them.


Something like that could push Transformers into some new niche markets and be a good excuse to create new characters.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 01:30 AM

What would you like to see in Generations now in these Three Categories.

CATEGORY 1. - "It Has to Be G1!"


More Selects-bound eHobby/fringe G1 stuff like Tigertrack.

SUNSTORM. and also Ghost Starscream.

Turbomasters. Basically everyone I listed in the earlier thread that hasn't been done yet still applies.

New Micromaster molds -- an A10 that can be repurposed for either Sunrunner or Hot House/Tailwind, a big wheel monster truck (Mudslinger and Greasepit), etc. Enough to complete the teams they've started. And a new 10pack, that was one of the bright spots of comparative new in Siege.

Weaponizer Junkions.

If G2 is lumped in, give me Selects of the canceled redecos. And a G2 Dinobots set, and G2 Defensor.

Would like a new Leader Class gimmick that isn't "Voyager with stuff".

I agree, more fembots that aren't bikini models in a box. Start with a better take on Elita that isn't Arcee with a different head: give her the G1 toon altmode and a less shellformerish transformation.

A new Thrilling 30-feeling bunch straight out of Idw and IDW2 (I don't follow it anymore but I'm sure there are some who do). Aileron, Pharma, DJD, Stardrive, Rum-Maj, etc. Use that ROM trademark for a Rung retool and maybe more. Some that carry the aesthetic of Sarah Stone's art, however you do that.

Still digging the Pretender idea of a Deluxe core robot with snap-on interchangeable organic-aesthetic Pretender armor that can more or less form the shell or a shield/weapon/whatever when the inner robot is in altmode. It'd probably need a new price point unless the inner robot is even smaller than Earthrise Cliff or Bee, no idea how they'd figure that out. Unless the inner robot is as is and the armor is sold separately like the standalone Titan Masters. Either way, the RED line is there for those who want the actual original design with full articulation; there's room for a different take that involves both transforming and articulation.

Commander Class... I still only begrudgingly embrace this, but that's mostly due to the crowd that wants everyone (including those who would be decent at Leader class because everything must be as big as they were to 5-year-old them. Sky Lynx was a good way to make use of this, I'll grant. Still think a Victory Saber (not just a Star Saber) would be good here; a Leaderish Star Saber and a Weaponizer-style Voyagerish Victory Leo. Wouldn't say no to a Thunderwing, a Leaderish base figure with armor bits that give him a bigger, Stormbringer-style brute mode.


CATEGORY 2. - "It Has to Fit WFC Kingdom: BW/G1 Meeting!"


Both Fuzor and technorganic Silverbolts.

A mainline Blackarachnia, from whom they can retool Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia and Crystal Widow (BM-based details).

Battle Masters: Moon, Diagnostic Drone, Tarantulas minispider, Under-3

If it's G1/BW meeting, make it more Agenda or Botcon 2008 and less Botcon 2016.

CATEGORY 3. - "God, Anything Other Than G1 PLEASE!"


A new RID2015 Strongarm. Actually lots from RID2015; they wouldn't necessarily be in the right aesthetic, but it revisits the characters and gives them a chance to catch on, allowing for the possibility of the right aesthetic someday. And if not, well, hey, we got a (new) Springload or Glowstrike or Clamp Down or Zizza, what's not to love about that?

Some RID2001 while we're at it. Prowl, Side Burn, X-Brawn, Optimus, etc. I'd love a Prowl that isn't so fated to lose his car doors over time. Spychangers as Deluxes, or as a revived Legends class.

UT Mini-Cons. They don't have to activate anything, but I'd love them back. It could just be Micromaster-like 2packs (though I'd prefer a versus setup, so you can get three 2packs to complete two Mini-Con teams).

Energon Rodimus. And a new take on Energon Optimus that kills that tired old Fatimus joke by keeping him beefy but distributing the bulk well.

Is asking for a new Cybertron Hot Shot/Excellion excessive given we're getting new G1 Hot Rods? I don't care.

In general, incorporate some design bits from Cyberverse and Evergreen or Authentics or whatever into the G1 with knees they do.

New characters and designs from Cyberverse. Wildwheel, Iaconus, Macaddam, Thunderhowl, etc.

TF Prime Knock Out and Breakdown.


I think one very important thing I'd like to see is a return to the pre-brand unification style where Takara and Hasbro have different decos and redecos and whatnot going. Or really just the redecos/retools; the Takara-initiated Selects and the upcoming differently-decoed Allicon (I think? I forget what happened with that) hearken back to those days. It's always lovely to have so many options.

Edited by lastmaximal, 19 July 2020 - 03:17 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 02:57 AM

I want new characters, but I'd settle for non sunbow characters. The beast characters coming have filled me with a sense of forboding as if the Generations line is anything to go by, we may get them without any sculpted fur detail like the MP line... So yeah, new characters and fur detail on the beasts if they go the actual animal route. That shouldn't be too much to ask for.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 03:33 AM

I'm not bothering with categories. What I want is new characters  with new designs (EX HftD Jetblade*, Hailstorm/Mindset, Tomahawk, Terradive, Deep dive*) but I want the media (comics, shows) to spotlight them and make fans care about them (Cyberverse is a good start), and not have them 'replace' cast members. More people might've cared about Rook, Alpha Bravo, and Offroad had that not been the case.


*Recolors of re-imagined G1 characters, but I see those toys as those characters. Not the G1 guys

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:24 AM


What would you like to see in Generations now in these Three Categories.

CATEGORY 1. - "It Has to Be G1!"


...and also Ghost Starscream.



  Oh yes.  I think that a ghost version of Earthrise Starscream would be a lot of fun. 


  I'm also really loving the Weaponizer Pack stuff and I'd like to see more of that.  In particular, I think that something like a Coronation set for Earthrise Starscream would be very cool to see in a future release.  They could even include a little display stand with ash and a crumpled crown, that would be nice. 


  Anyway, I share the the desire to have an option for a Leader Class figure that isn't "Voyager with stuff", too.  Just making the figure larger would be good enough, provided that it was a nice design/deco. 

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:51 AM

No idea if we were thinking of the same thing, but I just realized -- I was thinking mainly of the black/gold/gray eHobby Ghost Starscream that came out alongside their Susntorm, but when you mentioned it the clear Ghost Starscream design came to mind and I realized I wouldn't mind that too. Maybe that smoky clear plastic with regular plastic for joint parts, like Holo-Mirage got.


Edit: i m dum

Edited by lastmaximal, 19 July 2020 - 11:33 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 11:18 AM

Since I'm apparently just being That Guy right now...e-Hobby Black Starscream actually came out alongside Ghost Starscream. He wasn't a ghost himself, he was a post-Machine Wars version. Sunstorm came out with Roadhauler.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 11:32 AM

... shit you're right


I have been referring to that thing as Ghost Starscream for like a few years now


What the hell is wrong with me

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 12:22 PM

What I want from Generations currently:


Rodimus prime in a size similar to WFCS Ultra Magnus or prehaps make do similar to what happens with Magnus, build around a Hot Rod figure


Voyager class Weaponisers


Old school leader class Thunderwing to go along side Skyshadow


WFCS Skywarp rereleased at mass retail instead of how it was, I was never able to get a copy of the figure and it goes for silly money on Ebay and I am not willing to spend that amount to obtain a set that worth only about £40.


Voyager cone heads at mass retail, not exclusives.


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 12:36 PM

Anyway, I share the the desire to have an option for a Leader Class figure that isn't "Voyager with stuff", too.  Just making the figure larger would be good enough, provided that it was a nice design/deco. 



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Posted 19 July 2020 - 01:41 PM

Unreleased G2 Seekers Sandstorm and Blackout.


Vary things up a little by giving Sandstorm Ramjet's wings but Starscream's head and vice-versa for Blackout.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 04:49 PM

I second the remaining Headmasters and Autobot Targetmasters.

New characters that fit in the BW canon.

Not G1
Plumb the Roberts-era comics for characters we dont yet have. This could be a great deal of fun.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 05:44 PM

Id also like to see more toys of Windblade and Nautica, and for Velocity and Anode to get toys as well. Roberts female TFs were one of the very best parts of MTMTE.

A G1 version of RID Strongarm would also be nice.

Edited by Suspsy, 20 July 2020 - 07:38 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 06:08 PM

More than one female mold a year would be nice.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 09:41 PM

ngl I want a very substantial chunk of Earthrise re-done someday

I can be patient, five, seven years if society's even still standing, but god, some of the releases in this line have been awful

Such a letdown after Siege was so good


And a better Optimal Optimus and TM2 Megatron

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