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@  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.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

Krok? It's happening again...

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Don't forget Kup.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 April 2017 - 09:59 AM)

Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 April 2017 - 01:50 AM)

Whats wave 4?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

@  Telly : (21 April 2017 - 09:40 PM)

wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

@  BlackMax : (21 April 2017 - 06:47 PM)

It's nice to be popular. :D

@  NightViper : (21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM)

Max Reboot Band

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM)

*grumblemumblemutterRainmakergrumblemumble*

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM)

ReBoot reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM)

Fantastic Max reboot.

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 April 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Mighty Max reboot.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

https://twitter.com/#!/TF_pr/status/172271967955730432

Twincast has a tampographed Autobot symbol on his chest and some red stickers/paint underneath the upper thigh stickers he usually has. This makes me wonder if they used the Blaster door or smoothed away the techno-details on Twincast's chest to place the symbol (or just painted over it like with Encore Convoy)? It looks completely smooth (so either it's Blaster's or they changed the mold on Twincast).

Nightstalker looks as originally depicted but Stripes is very much a normal orange and not the dark orange you get when Photoshopping black into orange.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

Note that the Encore's art has a yellow face with blue eyes instead of a silver face with yellow eyes. I'm thinking he's going to have an anime accurate (colored) face!!! icon-silverbolt.gif

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#3 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Makes me wonder if the blue chest on Soundblaster is accurate (I believe his chest was purple in the anime). Also if he'll have red eyes or yellow.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

Triple posting? Really?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

Posting about my posting (all which were at least a half hour or more between each)? Really?!

I guess I'm the only one excited about this at the moment.

I'm glad to see Twincast still has the red window at least.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Wow, the packaging and deco changes are starting to make me more excited for this set than Soundblaster. I never owned an original Twincast either, just the e-Hobby one (which had boring, generic packaging despite coming with Flipsides), so it'll be nice to finally have full-size packaging and boxart for Twincast.

I wonder how well he'll sell, considering the e-Hobby release never seemed to sell for much on the secondary market (last I checked anyways).

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

I really love the yellow face; I preferred the techy detail on the chest. I guess I can always switch their heads if it drives me crazy.

Obviously the big draw is Nightstalker and Stripes, so naturally it's Stripes we don't get a good look at here. Still, tapes tapes tapes.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:46 AM


I have a hard time figuring out why I've never been fond of the Twincast deco. It's weird for me because I love Blaster and Blue and grey are usually two of my favorite colors on TFs. I think it's something about how the bright yellow and red don't fit with blue and grey well. He makes me think of McDonalds for some reason. I don't know...


-ZacWilliam, an well, he makes a nice accessory for Nightstalker and Stripes I guess, who are the real reason to want the set...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

I don't want this enough to buy it, but there's no denying that this looks like a Twincast done right. It's such a shame that no modern toy has ever really been able to nail the integrated partner gimmick better than these 30-year-old molds. Of course, there's partly because the tape/deck dynamic has never been replaced by anything as workable for a toy.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

Excellent! Looks like I picked the right reissue to get icon-fire.gif

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

Lets hope that HLJ (and other Japanese based retailers) can fulfill their orders unlike the United stuff from last month.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 22 2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess I'm the only one excited about this at the moment.


I'm just waiting for a better image of Stripes. He's pretty much the main reason I have this set on order icon-fire.gif


#13 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yeah I wonder how the stripes carried over, and how the tape mode looks on him.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:21 PM

I like them, but never able to buy them. Sigh...

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#15 DINOBOT SLUDGE

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

Damn, I just may have to get him afterall. I'm already down for Soundblaster.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

I has a sad. This makes me want to complete the cassettes, but backtracking through even the Encores is prohibitively expensive...


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

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I has a sad. This makes me want to complete the cassettes, but backtracking through even the Encores is prohibitively expensive...

If you think the encores are expensive, you're not going to like what the un-reissued G1 cassettes cost...

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 22 2012, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Note that the Encore's art has a yellow face with blue eyes instead of a silver face with yellow eyes. I'm thinking he's going to have an anime accurate (colored) face!!! icon-silverbolt.gif

Randy


This modified art is the one used on the character card shown on Encore Twincast's TakaraTomy page when it first went up. I'm surprised you didn't pick up this detail, Randy.

And sorry to disappoint, but Encore Soundblaster still got the red chest. But hey, the toy photos on the boxes show that both Twincast and Soundblaster have anime-accurate faces:

Soundblaster on Hobby Search
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:09 AM

I just really hope we get to see the last 8 cassettes brought back to life in an official release. I am lucky enough to own them thanks to KOToys but I'd still happily buy official releases.

Does anyone know if anybody repro's the weapons on these buggers? I know that chrome won't last forever...I'd like to have some back up weapons, but that's expensive to go the real route.

edit - Damn! Was really hoping for the purple chest on Soundblaster...just looks sharper. Oh well, I understand the decision since the cassettes still have those stickers. Glad to see Wingthing got painted eyes and they didn't over-homage the Action Master. The faces are a nice touch tho...

Not sure on Twincast. Trying to resist!!!!!!

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#20 Bass X0

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:01 AM

It doesn't matter, but Wingthing should have had a black painted head with silver eyes. But an orange head with black eyes isn't a big deal.

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