Mindset vs. Hailstorm

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Wollstone, Oct 28, 2010.

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Are you getting Mindset or Hailstorm?

  1. Mindset

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    10.7%
  2. Hailstorm

    31 vote(s)
    55.4%
  3. Both, and keeping their names as is.

    15 vote(s)
    26.8%
  4. Both, and swapping their names.

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    7.1%
  1. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    Doesn't seem like this mold is getting too much excitement, probably because of the missiles ruining it for a lot of fans.

    I was just wondering, do you plan on get one over the other, or both?

    Also, this is just speculation and I brought this up in other Mindset discussions, but I think maybe their names were mixed up somewhere along the production process.

    We all know Mindset was a white and green Decepticon, which is what the HFTD Hailstorm is... but Hailstorm was a blue Autobot aligned Mini-Con, which is what RTS Mindset is except for the Mini-Con bit.

    Hailstorm from the PS2 TF game.

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    I'm starting to think I'll just hit up Hailstorm. He'll make a good midget sidekick for Axor and Terradive.
     
  3. Wollstone

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    I was thinking about giving him TFA Dirt Boss's personality and making him the boss of Terradive and Jetblade.
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I'm getting both. I'm leaving their names alone. And they're both going on my CUG shelves. (along with Terradive and Tomahawk... I see nothing wrong with retro-G1 characters)



    Chris
     
  5. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    I like hailstorm becuz he has a better head...I got mindset coming in a case I order, but I think I will be getting rid of it...
     
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    Makes a lot of sense, reckon someone at Hasbro made a boo-boo?

    I'll just get 'Hailstorm' and call him Mindset.
     
  7. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    he's such a mold that makes it an easy army builder.
    personally, i too am getting Mindset in a case i pre-ordered. but i will keep him.
    a pair of artillery tossing brothers is an appealing idea.
     
  8. thenatureboywoo

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    I have Hailstorm. He is suprisingly cool. That said, I haven't been a repaint guy lately. But if I can pick up Mindset cheap, I will just to do his photo gallery for the website. But that would be my only interest for him.
     
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    I've got Hailstorm, and I'm not really digging Mindset's head at all so I'll pass.

    I like the green / white and the fact Hailstorm is a Decepticon better anyways.
     
  10. Wollstone

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    I could dig those two as brothers. I think I would imagine them as initially being neutral, like Lockdown. Then their competitive natures makes them join the opposing sides just because they both bet each other which side will win. They don't have any real interest in the politics of the war, they're both just fighting to make sure they win the bet.
     
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    I already have Hailstorm and while I ordinarily don't by repaints/minor resculpts I really like this sculpt and I love Mindsets colors so I'll get him too. I don't care what their names are. They could be Asswhistle and Fumblenuts for all I care.
     
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    Damn, too late to change the poll.
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    ROFL!!!!! I love it! They can hang out with Shitpiece!
     
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    I only got Hailstorm because he looks like he'd be a good friend to Deep Desert Brawl. Can't get worked up over the beyond-obscure homage, and the name doesn't actually make any sense if not for that.

    Now if they wanted to release a three pack of, like, Jhiaxus, Rook, and Mindset, that might be bizarre enough to pique my interest. Hooray for different factions! :lol 
     
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    Getting both. I might swap the names, might not (really baffles me why Hailstorm is the green one and Mindset's the blue one when the nameswap actually makes sense)
     
  16. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Getting Hailstorm. I like the headsculpt on him more.
     
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    I think it's a great mold! Just wish I could damn well find one round where I live.

    I'm specifically aiming for Hailstorm as I'm not overly keen on the new head sculpt for Mindset, although the colour schemes I'm not fussy about.
     
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    I already have Hailstorm and I'll be getting Mindset too--I like the mold, both decos and headsculpts (I'm a sucker for re-tools), plus my autobots could use some extra fire-power.

    While it now seems pretty obvious to me that they switched the names, I'm going to leave them the same. Hailstorm's name has already stuck.
     
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    Which one is Shitpiece? I need to know so I can correct his nametag.
     
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    What a koinkydink, that's where he is on my shelf too!

    I got Mindset on preorder at BBTS 'cause he's part of a set, but he doesn't excite me. I just... I dunno, I do like the colours though. We'll see, maybe I'll cancel that preorder and just get Tracks and Jazz from Japan instead.
     

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