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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  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.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

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

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive orn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 May 2021 - 04:49 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.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 08:53 AM

There's been a little talk about this listing in other threads but figured it might need its own discussion.

https://www.tfw2005....res”.1199055/

TRA Headmaster ast
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TRA Headmaster ast
EAN: 5010993797585

TRA Headmaster ast
EAN: 5010993797561

Tra Headmaster Ast
EAN: 5010993797653

https://www.tfw2005....1#post-18338473

From a reputable source, here is what we can expect:

Hardhead (LG head, Hasbro plastic colors, different paint ops from the waist down)
Chromedome (TT colors)
Punch/ Counterpunch (lighter colors)


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:14 AM

"Reliable source" gives three identities for four molds.  Wonder who the fourth is.

 

Anyway, more stuff to skip.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:23 AM

One day they'll make an IDW head for TR Hot Rod??

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:30 AM

Those legends heads could get me to buy them all over again. That's tough.
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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:31 AM

One day they'll make an IDW head for TR Hot Rod??

That doesn't sound like it would make him incrementally more accurate to anything from the eighties!

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 21 September 2020 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:37 AM


I don't know how I feel about these. I have all these from Titans Return and I have a hard time imagining there will be enough changes to want them again.

I love the 1987 toys and characters and I like the Titan Returns molds. But it seems extremely unnecessary to be releasing these guys again this soon. Especially when there are like 6 G1 Headmasters and 5 Targetmaster still without real updates.

-ZacWilliam, if this leads to us getting any of them that's the only major upside I can see.
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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:38 AM

This is cool but as I opted for the TT versions of most of the Headmasters, I will be skipping these Wal Mart versions.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:47 AM

And Punch/Counterpunch goes for a pretty high sum these days, so getting it out there again is a good thing


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:06 AM

Could this be a sign of things to come post-Kingdom? Like, the next line might have a mix of old and new molds together?


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:09 AM

I wouldn't mind picking up a Punch Counter Punch since I had to sell mine in the great purge of 2018.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:12 AM

I would have jumped on a pack of heads a la the 6-pack Japan got; if its going to be just more cartoon-accurate, full-body guys, however, Ill pass.

That said, if they surprise us all and release a Minerva Ill be all about it.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:16 AM

I don't know how I feel about these. I have all these from Titans Return and I have a hard time imagining there will be enough changes to want them again.

I love the 1987 toys and characters and I like the Titan Returns molds. But it seems extremely unnecessary to be releasing these guys again this soon. Especially when there are like 6 G1 Headmasters and 5 Targetmaster still without real updates.

-ZacWilliam, if this leads to us getting any of them that's the only major upside I can see.

I'd also be happy to see a new Weirdwolf release with proper tolerances. Just had the plastic hinges on mine crumble a couple weeks ago when I pulled out all my Decepticon Headmasters after Scorponok and Snapdragon arrived. Happened right after I learned about the problem when I was looking stuff up on the wiki too.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:34 AM

I hope Punch's head is just rolling around loose in the package to keep him on-theme.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:48 AM

He said the other three are Skullcruncher, Mindwipe, and Weirdwolf. Whom he hasn't seen.
https://www.tfw2005....2#post-18339370

He's only seen the robot mode of Hardhead and the alt modes of the other two Autobots. I imagine that Chromedome would use the TR head if they're aiming for Rebirth accuracy. But it could go either way since Hardhead has the LG head. Whether they're doing Rebirth heads or just what didn't get a major release in the USA.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:01 AM

I don't know how I feel about these. I have all these from Titans Return and I have a hard time imagining there will be enough changes to want them again.

I love the 1987 toys and characters and I like the Titan Returns molds. But it seems extremely unnecessary to be releasing these guys again this soon. Especially when there are like 6 G1 Headmasters and 5 Targetmaster still without real updates.

-ZacWilliam, if this leads to us getting any of them that's the only major upside I can see.

I'd also be happy to see a new Weirdwolf release with proper tolerances. Just had the plastic hinges on mine crumble a couple weeks ago when I pulled out all my Decepticon Headmasters after Scorponok and Snapdragon arrived. Happened right after I learned about the problem when I was looking stuff up on the wiki too.

Apparently, you control reality with your mind, so reading about how your toy could break caused it to break.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:52 AM

Could this be a sign of things to come post-Kingdom? Like, the next line might have a mix of old and new molds together?

 

Maybe, it could simply be a filler line inlight of the sitution with Covid that they decide to reuse some older molds to save some money and plan out what they want to do next.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:43 PM

I'm quite happy with all my TR figures for the most part, but it would be nice to have a second chance to break a Weirdwolf.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:57 PM

I was forced to see my collection back in the spring, so getting a potential second chance at these toys without the collector’s market mark-up would be nice.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 02:22 PM

I would be interested in the Punch/Counterpunch. I skipped the first release, because I had the TFCC P/CP. Then, I dug it out of storage for the first time in a few years...

I would be interested in the Punch/Counterpunch.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 02:39 PM

My Punch has a scratched mouthplate, I might go for a "perfect" replacement.



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