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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.

@  Bass X0 : (03 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

be careful with her. someone on tfw2005 broke her wing taking her out of the packaging.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 08:15 AM)

I got my airazor on wednesday. Just waiting for the BBTS box to arrive with the rest of the line before I start opening things up. Guess I got her just in time too.

@  Telly : (02 April 2021 - 11:48 PM)

woke to a pre order arrival notice from bbts. was hoping/dreading it was unicron, but turns out it was airazor. and as these things always go, i go to walmart later in the day and see airazor sitting on the shelf...


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#141 Whirl

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 08:08 PM

Yeah the rumors are that there's going be a mix of G1, Beast Wars, Unicron Trilogy and even Prime characters going into the new Trilogy.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 08:11 PM

Any Generations updates to Animated would likely be inferior to the originals.

 

 

Save for Voyager Optimus. He does need an update with no Automorph gimmick.


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Posted 06 April 2021 - 09:45 PM

Man, there's a bunch of Animated characters I'd love to see in a more 'mainline' filter - not a G1 filter, as they'd most likely just become a bunch of boxes and lose all of their stylized body shapes. :p

 

(Tall) Deluxe Lockdown, Voyager Sentinel Prime - both of their Animated toys are still great, but they definitely stick out now when placed next to lines from the past several years.

Deluxe Jetfire and Jetstorm - it would be nice to see HasTak try again with their combination style. Maybe this time they can figure out how to get Safeguard's pelvis halves to stay together better, and a way for their combined mode's head to turn. Also, maybe a better-designed combined vehicle mode? :D

Leader Lugnut - time has been especially unkind to the soft plastic of the cockpit on my RtS version. :(

Voyager or Leader Megatron - that helicopter mode was pretty cool and imposing.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 09:55 PM

https://www.amazon.c...GridPageIndex=4

A ton of new listings found on Amazon Australia. Some we'd already heard of, but a few new, including:

Goldbug
Blurr (no series specified)
Sideswipe with Nightprowler
Golden Jackpot
Golden Tigatron
Unicron Galvatron
"Project Bat" (with "cloth cape"...)
and more...

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:29 PM

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:36 PM

The project listings are usually tied to the collaboration figures.

Project Park. Probably the Jurassic Park crossover.

Project Bat. Guess we are getting a Batman crossover based on the description.

Nightprowler????

Jackpot?

I imagine some of those are SG figures based on the old drunk rumors. Goldbug, Megatron, Jetfire, Blurt. Wonder if that Optimus is SG Prime again but with the trailer.

Hoping Golden Disk Collection Tigatron is Orange Tigatron.

Crazy stuff though.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:55 PM

Man, there's a bunch of Animated characters I'd love to see in a more 'mainline' filter - not a G1 filter, as they'd most likely just become a bunch of boxes and lose all of their stylized body shapes. :p

 

 

Good point . . . I liked the goofy proportions in Animated, and I'd love to have a version of Bulkhead that fit in with my other generations figures, but the change in aesthetics could be pretty jarring. He wouldn't fit in, or, he wouldn't be enough like the original. 



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:00 PM

Here is a video of all the listings for anyone interested.



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:09 PM

i hope goldbug is a closer g1 version than the last one

 

 

Unicron galvatron

 

newage toys beat them!

 

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:40 PM

Curious if it'll be the Batmobile or the Batwing.

 

If it's the Batmobile, it's gotta be the 1989 one, right?


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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:45 PM

Heh, "Deluxe New Bone Action Figure"

 

Wheeljack PR?

 

There's an autobot core class Fossilizer, it looks like?  I figured they'd leave them all Preds.  (My headcanon is that part of Transmutates "Mutation" was having a fossile alt-mode, and when she died, Megatron used he remains to create a new set of warriors.  Maybe this one jumps ship.)

 

Curious what accessories Project Park will come with.  I really wish they had done an earthmode Hound so we could get taht guessed up as a JP jeep.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:38 AM

Curious if it'll be the Batmobile or the Batwing.
 
If it's the Batmobile, it's gotta be the 1989 one, right?

If it's a Batman crossover, my guess would be a remolded Kingdom Cyclonus as the 1989 Batwing.

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:46 AM

 

Curious if it'll be the Batmobile or the Batwing.
 
If it's the Batmobile, it's gotta be the 1989 one, right?

If it's a Batman crossover, my guess would be a remolded Kingdom Cyclonus as the 1989 Batwing.

 

Given X-Spanse and how the Star Trek crossover comic was tied to Star Trek: TAS, I'd guess a Batman crossover would probably be based on B:TAS. Not that either the Batmobile or Batwing are radically different compared to the 1989 movie versions, but that's where I'd bet my money.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 04:56 AM

So according to Apollux (original Kingdom leaker).

Project Bat is NOT Batman related. But hinted it a crossover with one of the earliest shared universes.

Universal monsters perhaps? A Dracula transformer?

A revisit to this concept?

https://tfwiki.net/w...or_Movie_Series

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 05:58 AM

So according to Apollux (original Kingdom leaker).

Project Bat is NOT Batman related. But hinted it a crossover with one of the earliest shared universes.

Universal monsters perhaps? A Dracula transformer?

A revisit to this concept?

https://tfwiki.net/w...or_Movie_Series

 

I'm thinking it's likely a GI Joe crossover Cobra B.A.T. transformer.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:03 AM

 

Wheeljack PR?

 

Public Relations pack.

It's a special set of Wheeljack at his agent's office as they go over some of the recent stories that have come out about how Wheeljack's inventions rarely, if ever, work as intended and how they can spin the media coverage in a more positive light.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:22 AM

A few specifics from:

 

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Upcoming TRANSFORMERS Figures found by Jtprime17 of TFW2005

Tra Gen wfc k voyager Starscream PR EAN: 5010993792474

F0632 Tra Gen Project Park
EAN: 5010993926442

F0485 Tra Gen Project Bat
EAN: 5010993860166

F2107 Tra Gen Optimus Prime fig
EAN: 5010993828135

F1815 Tra Gen Selects Artfire
EAN: 5010993871339

F2705 Tra Gen SG Deluxe Blurr
EAN: 5010993867042

F2704 Tra Gen SG Deluxe Goldbug
EAN: 5010993875832

F2912 Tra Gen SG Voyager Megatron
EAN: 5010993874675

F3003 Tra Gen SG commander Jetfire
EAN: 5010993900657

F1818 Tra Gen Galvatron Unicron pack
EAN: 5010993895311

F1208 Tra Gen WFC Sideswipe and Night Prowler
EAN: 5010993881741

F2882 Tra Gen WFC K Golden Deluxe Jackpot
EAN: 501099391953

F2817 Tra Gen WFC K Golden Voyager Tigatron
EAN: 5010993919574

Studio series 86 Voyager Wreck Gar
UPC: 630509989683

Studio series 86 Voyager Sweep
UPC: 63050998976

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:55 AM


Thoughts:

Jurassic Park Crossover - Cool but like a lot of folks I find myself wishing for the Jeep rather than the dino.

"Project Bat" - Batman would be Ok. Dracula could be a lot cooler if done right.

Shattered Glass - Not my jam. I really, really want a good on-model G1 Goldbug and getting a SG Goldbug instead hurts.

Night Prower - could be cool, but would be cooler with a bio profile to make him someone.

Jackpot - Yes, more like this please.

Tigatron - Orange would be neat.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:59 AM

Intrigued by Sideswipe/Nightprowler (part of me hopes it's the G2 Gobot Sideswipe), "Galvatron Unicron Pack", and Jackpot (I'd rather see Ricochet because Ricochet, but this is good too).

 

SG Jetfire is a pass, which is a relief at that price point... I can probably pass on whatever SG, until they get around to Rodimus. I'm actually kind of disappointed that they're settling into SG as a thing, rather than getting more interesting possible redecos/retools. (I wonder if SG Goldbug will be a BC2008 style sports car thing, or a BC2008 Jazz-style "basically the G1 deco but let's say he's evil" on the VW Bee or Cliffjumper body)

 

Oh, Wreck Gar. Please be a Deluxe Weaponizer and come with multiple Junkion heads and chestplates to reach the Voyager pricepoint.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:16 AM

I got rid of my Botcon SG collection when it became too unwieldy, but I must admit, the prospect of having them in a decent scale with molds of consistent quality (i.e. not Unicron Trilogy-era) is a little tempting. And the fact that they're doing a big-ass toy like Jetfire indicates they've got enough faith in the concept to go all-in with it.

 

Not sure what the "Golden" signifier means, but as long as Jackpot isn't literally colored gold head to toe like this franchise is wont to do, I'm in.

 

"Galvatron Unicron pack" sounds...I dunno, ominous?

 

If Sideswipe is an Earth mode, non-battle-damaged version, then it's a bummer he's in a 2-pack. I'm not so enamored of Kingdom Cheetor that I want multiples of the mold.


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