Dark of the Moon Human Alliance Repaints

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by RipCurl, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. RipCurl

    RipCurl I just can't get enough!

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  2. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Damnit, I am absolutely dying to see the new ones. :( 
     
  3. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Why aren't there any new molds in wave 1?
     
  4. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    not a great move to start off with repaints.
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I think they are called Mechtech purely because that is the name of the overall line grouping. There's three line groupings - MechTech (mainline), Cyberverse (Legends / pocket sized toys) and Robo Power (younger ages toys)
     
  6. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    Skids might be worth getting if that is his DotM deco after all. But a HA Stealth Bumblebee? Sheesh...
     
  7. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Right deco, wrong car, sorta, the dotm skids is the finished production model whereas this is based on the concept version used in rotf so it won't be 100% accurate. Splitting hairs I know but worth noting.

    Still, at least they chucked the Mikaela figure in the bin. :lol 
     
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  8. Barricade24

    Barricade24 Decepticop Artist

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    Human Alliance has great alt modes.
    Bot modes not so much.

    Skids dosen't even have a spolier.
     
  9. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    I agree it would have been nice to have gotten a retooled mold this time round to reflect the updates to the alt mode, but what are ya gonna do I guess.

    Actually, who is the 'human' with Skids now? Looks like Epps to me but WTF is he wearing???
     
  10. Dinobot Nuva

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    Getting Skids just for Elita-1 to complete the set.
     
  11. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Skids doesn't look too bad, and Elita-1 is nice. Don't think I'll get either one of these though. I really hope they do a retool of Bumblebee eventually, to resemble his DotM upgrade. I'm really curious to see how the new characters/molds turn out. Would be epic if the HA gimmick made it's way into the TFP line at some point.

    Getting these two repaints out early on probably allowed them more time to concentrate on the new molds we'll be getting.
     
  12. Sharktibolt

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    My guess for the repaints is that Hasbro is focusing on the HA basics as opposed to this size, so we get repaints (at least for the first wave). That's my guess anyways....

    I might buy the Bumblebee. Never got the original HA one, but the mostly black color scheme makes it different enough for me to possibly justify another movie Bumblebee in my collection.
     
  13. Sideways77

    Sideways77 some garbage is okay

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    So far, Soundwave is the only new one.


    But who knows? He just might be a Barricade retool! That's how cheap Hasbro is.
     
  14. Dinobot Nuva

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    Soundwave and at least two Wreckers have been listed from various sources.
     
  15. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    that will be 60 more bucks in my pocket to save get 2 the new ones!!!
     
  16. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It's Epps. That's his new getup from Dark of the Moon, I kid thee not.
     
  17. harrismonkey

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    It's like they're TRYING to kill the line. :banghead: 

    You know these things won't sell as well as the molds did when they were new. So we'll have more HA repaint toys shelf warming, and nobody stocking or even ordering the new and hopefully cool new ones. Frankly, I'm surprised the line still exists now (and some of my very favorite movie toys have come out of this line).


    The sad thing is this BB repaint might have made some sense while he was being reissued with EVERY SINGLE WAVE last time. Hell I might have even considered picking it up a long time ago when it was still one of the nicer BB versions out there.

    Now we DESPERATELY need a brand new HA BB mold. It's one of the worst in the line...
     
  18. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    I've only seen the walmart listings which had soundwave and a wrecker, I can only hope they do two of them or somehow manage all three.
     
  19. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Wait, TWO have been confirmed? I thought it was just the one that leaked with Soundwave.

    Wait until we get HA Wheeljack, Mirage, Jolt, the other two Wreckers, and Sideways, then we'll talk.
     
  20. Silk Spectre

    Silk Spectre The Evil Queen

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    I'm satisfied with the current HA Bee mold.

    I'll be buying stealth Bee and the new Skids, but I'm hoping the rest of the line from DOTM features different characters.
     

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