Do you consider TF2 Movie highbrow toy a decent homage for the 1987 highbrow toy?

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Do you consider TF2 Movie Highbrow toy a decent homage for the 1987 highbrow toy?

  1. No,it's another radical update homage new mold

    7 vote(s)
    14.9%
  2. Yes,it's a great updated homage new mold for 1987 highbrow

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. no,toy has wrong colors,no headmaster,wrong robot & alt mode designs

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    29.8%
  4. I kinda wish they would have called the toy by another name,as it looks nothing like 1987 Highbrow

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  5. i'm just buying it because it's a great toy,don't care about the name applied to the toy.

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    40.4%
  1. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

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    Do you consider TF2 Movie highbrow toy a decent homage for the 1987 highbrow toy?

    http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/04/r_highbrow020.jpg
    http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/04/r_highbrow001.jpg
    http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/thumb/2/2a/TF2010-toy_Highbrow.jpg/300px-TF2010-toy_Highbrow.jpg

    Personally,it gets a no,wrong colors,different alt & bot designs. no headmasters,different weapons.

    At the very least hasbro could have given the 2010 highbrow toy 1987 homage highbrow colors. that would have made a world of a difference.

    It's a great stand alone mold,regardless what name is applied to the mold. i'm still going to be buying this toy.

    I would have preferred that Hasbro called the 2010 highbrow toy by a different homage name. perhaps a TF chatacter that looked more like the designs at least in alt mode.
     
  2. Wollstone

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    He's not really a part of the ROTF line.

    But aside from the propellers, nothing about him really screams Highbrow.
     
  3. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    It's just a nameslap, not a homage whatsoever.
     
  4. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Last option for me. Toy looks cool and I'd be changing the name anyway.
     
  5. Ash from Carolina

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    Really don't see it as any sort of homage to the original Highbrow. Seems like the name was picked because they might have been facing the use it or lose it problem they have had with names.

    More like a new character with enough movie elements and enough Classics elements to work the figure into different collections.
     
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    In name only, not an homage. I'll buy if it's a good toy.
     
  7. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    yep
     
  8. Wollstone

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    Would have worked better as Springer maybe.
     
  9. Shadow25

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    Honestly, that's what I'm going to use him as. Unless we get a new Osprey Springer mold, he's going to be ROTF Springer.
     
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    Nope, not a G1 Highbrow homage. Clearly, like Bug Bite, Fracture, Deadlift and Reverb, he's another displaced Gobot refugee fleeing his crumbling universe and going by an alias. His real name is Bolt. ;) 
     
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    it is movieverse highbrow, no connection whatsoever to the g1 highbrow, different continuity
     
  12. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    :lol 
     
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    I consider him a Pseudo-homage, myself. Sure, he looks nothing like the original Highbrow, but he does turn into a flying vehicle with two rotors in both G1 and new HftD figures and I'm thinking his bio is going to have him portrayed as an egotistical ass flaunting his inteligence over others, namely Lugnut. Also, that facesculpt makes me think he's a little British even though the alt. mode is 100% American, but that might be Animated Highbrow influence there. A closer homage would have a retooled Movie 1 Incinerator (with new head) as an homage, since the V-22 Osprey is close in design to Highbrow's original alt. mode. However, Incinerator kinda sucks because his entire gimmick (spinning propellers) causes 50% of his alt. mode to be on his back, so I'll take the improved P-38 mold anyday.
     
  14. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Nope. And that toy looks ugly as f*ck anyway, either way I'm going to pass.
     
  15. Tigermegatron

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    Yeah I suspose it might have worked better named springer.

    I was also thinking that helicopter transformer from the 1985 combaticons.

    I was also thinking about that G-2 Helicopter basic sized toy.
     
  16. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    here's a different one for ya -- I'm holding off on buying it to see if they'll release it in a different color, just like seaspray.
     
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    Can't imagine it was in any way intended to be a Highbrow homage, just protecting a trademark.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Just an FYI, we have our own resources here :wink: ; for example:

    Highbrow - 1987 Transformers - Transformers Resources
    Highbrow - ROTF Main Line - Transformers Resources

    To answer your inquiry, I don't think the intent of the figure is to completely homage the original, other than perhaps in a general sense (name and dual bladed aircraft).
     
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    This way the name is available when they DO a genuine homage of the G1 character.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    My thoughts exactly.
     

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