Faceplates and the Animated Toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Locke, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Locke

    Locke Team Vanguard

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Posts:
    1,032
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +3
    So far, we've seen almost all of the Animated Autobots activate face plates for battle (Prime, Prowl, Bumblebee, Sentinal), but so far we've only seen the Voyager Prime toy have this feature.

    It seems that if Hasbro holds true to past trends, we'll at least be seeing new versions of Bumblebee and Prowl with face plates in the future. Is anyone passing on the original versions hoping for an update down the road?
     
  2. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    11,099
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Walker,La
    Likes:
    +66
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    I don't see Sentinal Prime's Mouthplate on TaR,ALCaSP & TEG.
     
  3. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,962
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +0
    What past trends are you talking about? Movie BB getting a mask with the stealth version?

    I am not sure there is much reason to pass on figures you want in hopes of a mask, especially when the mask is not the core of the figure like it has been with Prime.
     
  4. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Posts:
    3,786
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +1
    Easy on the ancronyms there buddy.
    Anyway, Sentinel's battle mask made a debut in epsiode 18 "The return of The Headmaster".

    Seeing as Sentinel is going to be voyager class I can see him getting his mask.
     
  5. Legless Pete

    Legless Pete Chairman Kaga

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Posts:
    406
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    If not, I'm sure one of those small companies will make a pack of snap on masks... for like, $30 a pop.
     
  6. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    8,608
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +18
    don't you mean TRoTH?
     
  7. MaikeruSan

    MaikeruSan KnightStalker

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Posts:
    579
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +1
    I dont reall care about faceplates. As long as Prime has one (for iconic reasons) I am glad it is retractable. I just hope Sentinel has both weapons! I have to buy the stupid two pack for the axe.
     
  8. snappyjacks

    snappyjacks Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Posts:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    you can always make your own out of sheet styrene. After I get done with the full trailer for Voyager Prime, thats where the scraps are going to. Hopefully anyways, that styrene for the trailer is thick stuff.
     
  9. sallah

    sallah Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Hopefully we see a fan made kit or something with the plates...

    Sallah
     
  10. drill

    drill Gotham's White Knight

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Posts:
    925
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +1
    Repro will probably make em.

    When was Bulkheads? I dont remember his at all.
     
  11. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Posts:
    5,658
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +180
    In reply to the OP: yes, I can imagine Hasbro re-releasing some toys with new head sculpts with faceplates (and maybe a touch up in the paint decal), as with Stealth Bumblebee.

    This is because I am cynical of Hasbro.

    I would love an official Prowl with his triple-vented ninja mask. I'm hoping that Hasbro make an announcement about any re-decos or re-touches (I don't specifically think there would be a faceplate redux) before I start investing in the plastic crack this time, as I'm not buying two.

    Though I don't expect any such notice, as that would inhibit Hasbro's apparent ownership of my wallet this year.
     
  12. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,577
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    Bulkhead and Ratchet don't have battle heads, or if they do, they've not used them yet.

    I'd expect Prowl and Bumblebee to get rereleased later with the battle heads, though hopefully they'll be updated to include more accessories to reflect the later episodes of the show - Prowl, I'd hope for a pole or staff, since he uses one quite often, Bumblebee, I don't know, at the least, individual stingers rather than the linked up one.

    Basically, the TMNT route of occasionally featuring upgrades to the cast on the show, and reflecting it with new toys, or vice versa as the case may be.
     
  13. Tigran

    Tigran Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,650
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +14
    Um.. The current bumblebee's stingers are exactly like they are on the show.
     
  14. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Posts:
    13,629
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +30
    Don't worry guys, Reprolabels gonna save us!
     
  15. snappyjacks

    snappyjacks Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Posts:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Maybe..... :) 
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,410
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +917
    I don't think they will. Maybe with BB, since he's so popular and will probably be released again.

    Sentinel may have one. I kinda hope so, since he practically turns into a knight with a lance and sheild and all that crap. Still, I hope they don't. I like the faces much better than the facemasks.
     
  17. wipeyourfeet

    wipeyourfeet Winner of the Internet

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Posts:
    841
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Likes:
    +1
    No they're not. Look at them, the toy has them come out of the hands at a 45 degree angle so they can both join up in bot mode. In the show they replace the hands by swapping places with them.
     
  18. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    11,099
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Walker,La
    Likes:
    +66
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    Here we have Battle Pack like Optimus vs. Megatron we know Battle Maskes on Prowl and Bumblebee.
     
  19. drill

    drill Gotham's White Knight

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Posts:
    925
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +1
    I'd actually buy it.
     
  20. snappyjacks

    snappyjacks Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Posts:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    And you can flip its hands up on the toy to mimic the feature, just like on the show. They're kind of halved up like they are on the show and form one stinger. They look pretty accurate on mine except the undersides are hollow but they have to be to work right.
     

Share This Page