Henkei Red Alert and Smokescreen Solicitations

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

  1. Trek

    Trek Well-Known Member

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    Not according to the recent Hasbro interview in Toyfair #138. Inferno was designed as an Airport Fire engine and would have had a water squirting gimmick, but that was changed in favour of the missile to save costs.
     
  2. airfox

    airfox TF: Cybertronian Wars!

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    It seems the exchange rate between the dollar and the yen has been steadily increasing in favor of the yen due to the current economy crisis. Basically that means that even if the price in Yen is still fixed at 2000, several months ago 2000 was close to $20, but nowadays it's close to $22. U.S. based stores are paying more for the product, and thus have to raise prices.

    Where was it said that Takara-TOMY would continue with Henkei during ROTF? I'm guessing they'll put Henkei on hold just like Hasbro's doing with Universe.

    -airfox
     
  3. saberconvoy

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    Redalert looks really cool. Wonder if i should try to get him.
     
  4. Bass X0

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    If people want a Grapple, then they should repaint Inferno into Micromaster Roadburner or Wheelblaze (who are yellow fire engines) and then people can pretend its Grapple.
     
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    I've wondered about this as well, how a Grapple repaint would work. Because you are absolutely right, Inferno is definitively a fire truck. All those side panels have nozzles and hoses that make them look like a water tank. Just swapping out the cannon for a crane wouldn't do it.

    However, looking at the mold, I think it could be done by only remolding the six pieces that make up the side paneling (plus of course the crane). The middle brownish piece could be molded as a small side-ladder, and the back panels could just have the pipes removed and be made more "construction-y." It would be an extensive remold, but not unprecedented... we've seen remolds of that scale before with relatively recent figures like Cybertron Crumplezone and Classics Ramjet. It would be a smallish crane-truck, not a large and heavy construction-grade vehicle.... but maybe believable as a neighborhood service vehicle or something.

    I just find it hard to believe that repaint-lovin' Hasbro didn't design this mold with its most obvious repaint/remold in mind. I just hope that if they do it it IS an extensive remold.... the truck, as is, would look ridiculous with just a crane slapped on top.
     
  6. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    But Grapple is orange...?
     
  7. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    Orange... yellow... does it really matter?
     
  8. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Well, since they're two totally different colors to me....yes.
     
  9. UltraMagnus2008

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    Seriously how many f****** repaints of the same mold are they going to do? I didn't mind some of them but this is ridiculous!
     
  10. JAYSCREAM

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    hey you forgot wheeljack and further on kup and blurr(rodimus,galvertron,cyclonus all done) DOGNAMIT!!!! i wants a scourge and the rest of the targetmasters and......................................... well you get the point :lol 
     
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    Not bad!
     
  12. Bass X0

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    Lets think about this logically...

    Sideswipe and Sunstreaker are sharing a mold and was intentionally designed so it looks different for each of them in robot mode. Red Alert was a repaint of Sideswipe back in G1 so obviously he's going to be a repaint of Sideswipe once again.
     
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    Just imagine if they had done that to G1.

    No Thundercracker, Skywarp

    No Red Alert, afer Sideswipe

    No Bluestreak, Smokescreen after Prowl, etc etc.

    Keep it up Has/Tak!
     
  14. dark69

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    i'm with you there!! i like repaints but i do like them better when they pop on a new head now and then
     
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    nerdimus prime I cant afford this stuff

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    these both look great
     
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    Red Alert preordered! I'm glad he's a repaint, like he should be. :thumb 

    Same with Smokescreen.
     
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    i really want tracks so badly...
    i dont have tracks toys in what so ever generation,
    only binaltech..but still affraid to take it out the box and play with it
    i had alt ravage ,
    so i know its hard to transform without in mind thinking chipping my bl tracks
    so bring it on the joy i kept to play with a tf named tracks!!!!!!
     
  18. UltraMagnus2008

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    Ok I see your points and I at least think its "ok" if they pop a new head on the figure or at least upgrade his tools, the thing is all those figures from G1 ( the seekers) Particularly thrust and ramjet at least had differant wings and heads now a day it seems like new paint = new man! I wish I could become someone else just by changing the color of my shirt :p 
     

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