BWTF has new pics of RPM toys

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  1. Bass X0

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  2. rapid_fire

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    I didnt know that site still exists :eek: 
     
  3. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    colors on Barricade= win!
     
  4. Hollywood Hoist

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    I love the new Bumblebee, but is he still an Autobot? :) 
     
  5. Sharktibolt

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    Do you mean Bolt Bumblebee or Nightwatch Bumblebee? Either way the back of the packaging on both say he is. :) 

    Besides, do you know how bad that would be if Hasbro released an evil Bumblebee? Oh how many kids would be confused! :lol 
     
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    Gotta love how Sideswipe is completely the WRONG kind of car. What the heck happened with that? Must've been designed quite a while ago, eh?

    Anyhow, I've been addicted to Black Bumblebees lately, so I'm loving Nightwatch 'Bee. Barricade looks nice, too, in that deep blue.

    I still think it was a questionable decision to make teensy Jetfires and Starscreams for this line. On one hand it makes them usable on the ramps and allows for display withing standard Hot Wheels display cases, but on the other hand... they look ridiculous. I think I would prefer larger, more accurate vehicles modes, ramps and displays be damned.
     
  7. Bass X0

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    I believe Hot Wheels has the license for non-transformable Corvettes of this size so Hasbro had to change Sideswipe's alt mode for the RPM.

    And speaking of Sideswipe, why no prefix to signify the new color scheme?
     
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    I don't know, there's really no clear indication of what faction he belongs to.
     
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    Ahhhh, I see, that makes sense. The same way Lego can't traffic in individual minifigs because it infringes upon "action figure" licenses for certain franchises.

    Thanks for clearing that up, I bet you're absolutely right that that is the reason.

    Man, if that is the case, I'm surprised there aren't MORE generified pseudo-vehicles in this line! I guess Hot Wheels doesn't own the exclusive Camaro rights? Thank goodness!
     
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    Pretty cool redecoes. Will get.

    Glad they're (apparently) not doing that "one repaint/new mold in with unchanged mass-release single" nonsense for the two-packs anymore.
     
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    So, the RPMs are gonna be die-cast now?
     
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    I was joking, based on the huge yellow autobot symbol :) 
     
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    Just Jetfire and Wreckloose/Sideswipe for me on this lot.
     
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    will get the new rpms once they're available. the regular sideswipe hasn't even been released in the philippines though.
     
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    Wow, I haven't checked out Ben's site in years. Glad to see it's still going. :thumbs2: 
     
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    repaints,repaints,repaints! i Bet hasbro would make more money by making more universe or classics!
     
  17. Brave Convoy

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    Well considering that the whole was originally based off of repaints (of Diaclone), is it any surprise that so many repaints keep being released?
     
  18. Sol Fury

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    Actually, it's a proven point that repaints help to maximize the return from developing a toy, and therefore make more money towards making more new toys. It's a necessary evil (though the quality of the repaints is so good recently I'd never call them "evil")
     
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    Will get Jetfire. Others are iffy, trying to avoid RPM repaints.
     
  20. Jason Blue Boost

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    When are we going to get Jolt and Mixmaster? We see pics of them in that special promotion on HTS when you buy the track set.
     

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