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@  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.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.


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#1 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:04 AM

Ooh, Skywarp pic!

http://www.seibertro...-skywarp/23867/

Looking...exactly like what you imagine Skywarp would look like.

I don't care, I still want him.

And his silhouetted friend, whose identity I'm gonna take a wild stab in the dark at.

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 01 February 2012 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

Nice. I gotta say, though...TFP Starscream feels pretty unique to me right now. I'm having a hard time accepting a pallette swap as a new character.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:26 AM

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And his silhouetted friend, whose identity I'm gonna take a wild stab in the dark at.


Looks like it's just the Voyager Starscream.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

So, all of the Takara mainline guys are getting minicons that transform into weapons instead of mech-tech weapons? God damn I'm. going to import this entire line, for that reason alone. Those guys look awesome.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Feb 1 2012, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice. I gotta say, though...TFP Starscream feels pretty unique to me right now. I'm having a hard time accepting a pallette swap as a new character.

I have to agree with you here. Prime Starscream is too singular a character to me. Though I admit it'd be an interesting test in animation to bring in another Seeker with the exact same body who is say bold and belligerent. It's Starscream's body language that makes the character and I'd be curious to see them do something different.
 
 
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

Oof. I can't justify spending these prices on all these guys for the Mini-Cons. I'm gonna have to hope that, like all other Mini-Cons, these get redecoed to hell and back.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Skywarp is pretty.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:43 AM

Yup Hug Hasbro's Prime line. I'm skipping it entirely for the TakaraTomy versions. The extra minicons are well worth the $10 more I'll pay for them.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:47 AM

Okay

That Soundwave with Scorpion is amazing

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Skywarp is very pretty. Right now HLJ has the Deluxes on preorder for roughly $21 and the Voyagers for twice that. Preordered them all. I was considering passing on any repeat characters but the Microns sold me.
http://www.hlj.com/s.../?SeriesID=5092

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

Those are all really cool, but I just don't know about the extra trouble of collecting the Japanese Prime line just to get them. Depends on if the figures of the show characters themselves are better looking to make it more worth it. This random, but fairly extensive Mini-Con thing is one of the most noteworthy reappearances in awhile of both beasts and Targetmasters at the same time, but Hasbro possibly isn't participating at all? That's very weird.
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#12 Razorsaw

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

I preordered Soundwave and his scorpicle.

Tentapion?

Hm. This requires thought.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 1 2012, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Feb 1 2012, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice. I gotta say, though...TFP Starscream feels pretty unique to me right now. I'm having a hard time accepting a pallette swap as a new character.

I have to agree with you here. Prime Starscream is too singular a character to me. Though I admit it'd be an interesting test in animation to bring in another Seeker with the exact same body who is say bold and belligerent. It's Starscream's body language that makes the character and I'd be curious to see them do something different.


After consideration...had I know that there would definitely be a deluxe Starscream redeco as Skywarp I might have consented to buy that instead of Screamer and then hold out for the Voyager Starscream mold.


Although we don't know for sure that Hasbro will do Skywarp....yet. And the deluxe Starscream is worth owning either way.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Skywarp is very pretty. Right now HLJ has the Deluxes on preorder for roughly $21 and the Voyagers for twice that. Preordered them all. I was considering passing on any repeat characters but the Microns sold me.
http://www.hlj.com/s.../?SeriesID=5092

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AM-14 Decepticon Beacon(Also has a 400yen Legion version). I wonder who that is? Also voyager Breakdown(Blakedown, heh) and Deluxe Knock-Out are listed, along with Legion Commander Dread Wing(800yen, I assume that's the commander price point) and 400 yen Legion Evac(eBack). No Wheeljack listed though, except for the legion version with the spaceship.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Anyone else notice most of them turn into what are essentially each character's weapon from the show? Bulkhead's blaster, Cliffjumper's 'horns', Ratchet's sword, Arcee's tonfa blade, Bumblebee's pulse-gun, and Megatron's cannon?

Let's just hope that doesn't mean the ones with humanoid robot modes don't turn into smaller versions of themselves like the Gashapon Microns do.

Edited by Sprocket, 01 February 2012 - 10:22 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Feb 1 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Although we don't know for sure that Hasbro will do Skywarp....yet. And the deluxe Starscream is worth owning either way.

I think this will be like DotM and they won't release him.

QUOTE(Phlis @ Feb 1 2012, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
AM-14 Decepticon Beacon(Also has a 400yen Legion version).


It's the Vehicon.

I gotta say between Hasbro's Prime RID line and Takara's Prime RID line it's definitely a case of "HasbRow suxxors Takara roxxors" or what have you.

I understand Minicons would have likely been too expensive at the price point for Hasbro, but Takara's Prime RID Deluxes are only 2,000 Yen, which is 940 Yen cheaper than the United figures that TT just came out with.

It shows that Takara is really trying to push this line to be a success with cheaper price and really cool Minicons - meanwhile Hasbro is offering arguably inferior versions due to inferior weapons (in comparison).

I'm almost wondering if the Takara figures will have the lightup features or not, if they're removed it will probably make them better as they wouldn't have random clear bits like on Optimus and Starscream.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Feb 1 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone else notice most of them turn into what are essentially each character's weapon from the show? Bulkhead's blaster, Cliffjumper's 'horns', Ratchet's sword, Arcee's tonfa blade, Bumblebee's pulse-gun, and Megatron's cannon?


and Soundwave's tentacle

Don't forget tentacle.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Feb 1 2012, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone else notice most of them turn into what are essentially each character's weapon from the show? Bulkhead's blaster, Cliffjumper's 'horns', Ratchet's sword, Arcee's tonfa blade, Bumblebee's pulse-gun, and Megatron's cannon?

I think that's one of the best aspects of them, that they're mimicking weapons on the show that likely the figures do not include.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Feb 1 2012, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone else notice most of them turn into what are essentially each character's weapon from the show? Bulkhead's blaster, Cliffjumper's 'horns', Ratchet's sword, Arcee's tonfa blade, Bumblebee's pulse-gun, and Megatron's cannon?


Yeah, my god I love this. Even Soundwave's Tentacle from the scorpion, and Cliffjumper's 3 Barrel cannon. I could not want these more.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Feb 1 2012, 07:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After consideration...had I know that there would definitely be a deluxe Starscream redeco as Skywarp I might have consented to buy that instead of Screamer and then hold out for the Voyager Starscream mold.


That's what I'd planned on doing. I liked the idea of Starscream and Skywarp looking at least a little different this time around. But then I started to fear that the Voyager version would be even taller than Megatron, which doesn't work for me.
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