Henkei Red Alert and Smokescreen Solicitations

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tim Formas, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. MagnusPrimal

    MagnusPrimal Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I noticed that too. I'm glad I got my preorders in for Dinobot and Cyclonus when they were still the 'bargain' price of $24.99.
     
  2. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    I'll be getting these two.
     
  3. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Will there be a new head sculpt for Red Alert?
     
  4. Velcrohead

    Velcrohead Banned

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    I've read that post three times now, and I still don't know what it's on about.

    In any case, this is the VERY first time that a Henkei transformer has been so much better than the Hasbro version that I felt the necessity to order. (Well, Astrotrain came close, but I still didn't pull the trigger.) Henkei Smokescreen is leaps and bounds better than the US deco. No more obnoxious yellow detailing, no more fucked-up font numbering. Just a fine looking figure. And if it's going to be more than a six month wait for Red Alert to be released in Universe, then Henkei will have to be mine as well.
     
  5. Feralstorm

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    I sincerely doubt it.

    I do expect Red Alert will have a lightbar one way or another, though. The lightbar pieces seem to be a part not directly limited to a specific mold, if Prowl and Ratchet are an indication, so one of those could be nailed, screwed, or glued to the roof of the Lambo mold. At worst, the side-vents of the engine attachment could be painted red for an ersatz light bar.
     
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  6. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    ...wait. Re: lightbars, isn't there an area on the roof where a lightbar could be pegged in?
     
  7. MekaGojira3k

    MekaGojira3k Well-Known Member

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    I like this Smokescreen.
     
  8. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Finally, we have news of Henkei Smokescreen... and with Red Alert too! I really like the colour scheme of Henkei Smokescreen better than the Universe Classics, and for once, the spoiler is not chromed. Surprise, surprise.
    Red Alert looks pretty hot too. April'09 cannot come fast enough...
     
  9. JAYSCREAM

    JAYSCREAM CACHOW!

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    yep, but if my sideswipe and sunstreaker are anything to go by it would be way to loose. as stated further up, needs to be screwed/glued and i think takara can do it. i hope takara continue with henkei further, but who's left? ironhide as trailbreaker????
     
  10. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Well that's great. Now I don't know what to do with my Red Alert kitbash. :p  Whether I should keep the kitbash and ignore this or get rid of the kitbash and get this or keep the kitbash and get this one anyway. :p 

    Smokescreen, I think I'll just stick with my Universe one when it comes out.
     
  11. sherpole

    sherpole Undiscover Talent

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    Repaint ironhide as skids?
     
  12. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    All the Diaclone-only color schemes as EHobby exclusives. ;) 
     
  13. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I don't think so. You never know though.

    Grapple from Inferno is still one, or Artfire from Inferno.

    Randy
     
  14. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Fantastic! I'll gladly preorder both once Captured Prey puts them up, BBTS can take their prices and shove it!:rolleyes2 
     
  15. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    But Universe Inferno doesn't have a ladder though and is unmistakenably a fire engine. A 100% much more so than his G1 toy.
     
  16. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I think remolding Inferno with a crane isn't too outside the realm of possibility. But if they decide against that route, the next logical character is Hot Spot (Zone)
     
  17. xandromaje

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    Can't wait. Sure love those henkei's. Keep 'em coming!
     
  18. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that's pretty likely. Given that Ironhide was given Skids head sculpt.
     
  19. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    From the first two years, we're still missing

    JAZZ (please new mold!)
    TRAILBREAKER
    TRACKS
    SKIDS (Ironhide repaint is fine)
    HOIST (make Trailbreaker with Hoist in mind)
    GRAPPLE (hopefully Inferno is made with Grapple in mind)

    Then they can do

    RICOCHET (out of Jazz)
    AUTOFIRE (out of Inferno)
    CLAMPDOWN (out of Red Alert)
    DEEPCOVER (out of Sideswipe)
    ROAD RAGE (out of Tracks)
    CROSSCUT (out of Ironhide)
    SUNSTORM (out of Starscream)


    *whew*
     
  20. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    I seriously think Grapple would look like a yellow fire engine with a crane attached instead of a ladder. And if they could have added a ladder to Inferno, I am sure they would have done - another reason why I don't think they will remold Inferno into Grapple this time.
     

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