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@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.


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#1 Enbee

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:10 AM



And this, linked for size.

I believe these are the first full images to show up, everything previously was just from solicitations or previews. The shield seems a bit silly, but I do like the Stealth Force mode it makes. Now I'm just curious how accurate the paint there is to the final product, the red toes aren't very promising.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:19 AM

Looks pretty cool. Very creative use of everything.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:25 AM

Another one at the link below:
http://www.tfw2005.c...s-magazine.html

I like the red, the gray, and the blue on him. The gun is cool, but the shield is strange (I was hoping for movie accuracy) and I'm disappointed his paint job isn't a little more elaborate.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:37 AM

Pics on Takara Tomy's page:

http://tf.takaratomy.../mechtech/da28/



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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:15 AM

The Stealth Force mode is kind of neat, and puts an interesting twist on this figure.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:56 AM

I love the crazy Mad Max truck mode.

How is this mold? Some people say it's horrifically overcomplex, some people say it's the best toy ever. Will I hate it if I'm not a huge fan of the Battle Blades voyager mold?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:58 AM

I love the mold. I think it's great, but it does take a long time to get used to transforming it (as it's complex). I no longer find it difficult to transform, but I have 6 versions of it (I believe).

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:52 AM

Chip, if you don't like BB Prime, I imagine you won't be in love with this one either...I don't have a RotF leader Prime in any iteration, but by all accounts BB Prime is a more manageable version of the larger toy.

Also today is the first time I've seen this particular Prime. Love it. I hope Hasbro picks it up. I can't tell if he still has his blades, though. Seems like he would.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(Zycrow @ Sep 22 2011, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't tell if he still has his blades, though. Seems like he would.

If he has the modified forearms included with Jetwing Optimus he won't (which I imagine he does have).

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:04 AM

Love Love this! Is it leaderclass and when does it come out?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:07 AM

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Love Love this! Is it leaderclass and when does it come out?


Yep, Leader class, with a tentative release planned for November.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ Sep 22 2011, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BlackFreeze75 @ Sep 22 2011, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love Love this! Is it leaderclass and when does it come out?


Yep, Leader class, with a tentative release planned for November.

November 17th actually.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Sep 22 2011, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Meister79 @ Sep 22 2011, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BlackFreeze75 @ Sep 22 2011, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love Love this! Is it leaderclass and when does it come out?


Yep, Leader class, with a tentative release planned for November.

November 17th actually.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:59 AM

Yeah the next couple should be for TakaraTomy stuff.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:29 AM

so hawt that is!!!!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:27 AM

Very nice... I don't have much in the way of Movie Primes (Burger King and a Legends "night" redeco), but this looks like one of the ones to get.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:36 AM

How is it that this updated Leader mold still hasn't been released outside of Japan? And this is already the second Japanese release of this mold! Jeezus!
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

Because we've already gotten our yearly allotment of three leader molds per movie line.

It's just a new rib-cage anyway.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:11 PM

Thanks guys! And it should be around $120?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:23 PM

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Because we've already gotten our yearly allotment of three leader molds per movie line.


Sigh...

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I might be wrong, but I think there's a new knee-cap-blade thingy as well??


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