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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Transypoo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:48 am

Those Botbots are aggressively Animated. If Mini-Cons has been a thing in Animated. They also remind me of those McDonald transformers things.
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Beastbot » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:47 am

Skids wrote:With luck, Long Haul (who is squat and thick in keeping with his on-screen appearance...nice!) serves as a basis for TLK Onslaught some day, too! And the DoTM garbage truck (there is a brief scene where a Long Haul generic scans a garbage truck and drives off.)

This line really is checking off a wish list for movie fans!


It seems like Long Haul is a bit more a "shellformer" than his RotF version, so I can easily see this being the case, given how extensive remolds can be these days. I seriously did not think a combining full set of Constructicons would be coming-- first off I didn't see Studio Series lasting another 2 years (I felt it would peter off after this next year), and I knew there were a lot of 'em.

After this and Leader DotM Megatron, I'm getting greedy and want a voyager DotM Devcon from this line. If this line gives us that, a deluxe Hatchet, and Mohawk, I think... I think I might just have no more requests, since we know we're getting deluxe Dino later next year. You guys know me, I love pretty much all TFs, but Studio Series is currently my favorite line, especially now that we've gotten a lot of the "given" characters out of the way.

Transypoo wrote:Those Botbots are aggressively Animated. If Mini-Cons has been a thing in Animated. They also remind me of those McDonald transformers things.


Oh yeah, that combined with just so many out-there alt modes (a roll of toilet paper mummy named King Toots? Yes please) has really warmed me up to BotBots. When I first saw the initial reveal art of them, I didn't they'd transform at their pricepoint.

Also, I don't even see this mentioned anywhere yet, but Walgreens.com has PotP Wreck-Gar up for order: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/transformers-generations-power-of-the-primes-deluxe-class-wreck-gar/ID=prod6380323-product
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Transypoo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:29 pm

That Reck-Gar is weird. He's got the same weapon as that older one, with the clip on it and everything! But the real question is can other bots ride him?
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Beastbot » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:35 am

They can't clip onto him like RtS Wreck-Gar can with his moldmates, but the deluxe Groove mold is of a good size for most Legends or some deluxe TFs to ride him (providing you take off the hand/foot/gun weapon).
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Skids » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:09 am

I’ve had good luck with the 30th Anniv. Arcee mold riding Groove.

Also, the weapon can still clip onto him for storage, which is nice!
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Transypoo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:16 pm

Nice!
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Skids » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:58 pm

The one thing to watch will be her hands. They gripped the handlebars nicely, but the fragility of the open-palmed hands did worry me. Still, well proportioned for that cycle.
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Beastbot » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 pm

Playing a bit of catch-up on TF toy news:

First, official pictures of Siege Prowl, Pteraxadon, and Sixgun (presumably part of Wave 3):
http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/10/31/pteraxadon-prowl-and-sixgun-official-transformers-pics-from-lucca-cg-2018-375630

Less-blurry shots of Leader class DotM Megatron in packaging, confirming that green little blob next to him in the earlier pic is indeed Igor:
http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/11/07/transformers-studio-series-ss-34-dark-of-the-moon-megatron-packaging-375998

Pics of the blind-bagged (blind-balled?) Botbots Series 1 figures, which thankfully it looks like there's the same 24 in each case, so less randomness there:
http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/11/02/stock-images-of-blindbag-transformers-botbots-375746

And last but not least, listings were put up-- and fairly quickly pulled-- from Midtown Comics for "Power of the Primes Select Series" Red Swoop and Ricochet. No pics, but they're obviously redecos of PotP Swoop and Jazz. "Select Series" makes me wonder if we'll get more than just these two, though...
http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/11/06/power-of-the-primes-select-series-red-swoop-and-ricochet-375982
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Beastbot » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:14 pm

What is apparently the last wave of Bumblebee movie toys has been revealed-- two more Nitro class ($20) figures of Dropkick and Blitzwing (both in their aerial modes, and with proper new molds this time), and a Speed ($5) class figure redeco that is apparently a MOVIE SPOILER(!), so I won't mention it in the post:

https://twitter.com/Hasbro/status/1071829668620308483?s=19
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Beastbot » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:41 pm

We're finally getting a toy of Greenlight!

http://bwtf.com/news/siege-greenlight-reveal

Interestingly she is NOT a remold of Siege Chromia, but rather of PotP Moonracer/Novastar, so she's a combiner. Which kinda makes it stink that Chromia can't, because then we'd have had a full G1-Fembot combiner. She also comes with a a barely-repaint of Lionizer.

Is that all G1 fembots accounted for now in toy form? I THINK so....
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Transypoo » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:53 pm

Yeah, now Chromia is the odd one out. I'm not even a big fan of that mold, (the little pegs on the underside of the car-mode really bug me) and I don't know why they'd mimic it with out the combining gimmick, so it's extra weird to me.
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Skids » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:22 pm

One is left (Lancer). It looks as if a fifth bot is coming, to form a female combiner named Orthia: http://news.tfw2005.com/2019/01/03/hasb ... HbxTvUPYlc
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Transypoo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:58 pm

It could have been Chromia, but nooo, they had to do a near identical form.
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Beastbot » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:03 pm

The Siege leader class version of Optimus is basically a redone Cybertron Prime!

http://news.tfw2005.com/2019/01/18/clear-in-hand-image-of-war-for-cybertron-siege-leader-class-optimus-prime-381061

It has better mold detailing, but Cybertron was practically the height of Transformers toys, IMO, in terms of quality without getting too complex. It's gonna be tough to top the original Cybertron Prime.
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Re: Transformers Toy Topic 4G

Postby Skids » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:50 am

Chromia’s a bit smaller.

http://news.tfw2005.com/2019/01/19/war- ... prIQQ1WQas

Thanks to her high profile in IDW, I surmise that they feel she warrants a unique mold.
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