New Gestalts

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by butz, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. butz

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    Got a question first, followed by the usual fanboy spiel ...

    I understand it was said at the panel that there will be new gestalts (they just aren't working on them yet or something) but I'm a little unclear; are we talking just for Universe/Classics 2.0, the new cartoon, or both?
    I got the impression they were talking about Universe, although both would be ideal.
    And if Universe, who do you think they'll do? Who would you want to see?
    Personally, the ones I'd like to see are Menasor first and then Predaking would be next on my list (guess I got a thing for sword-wielding combiners). Menasor really needs a modern update, plus he'd easily work under this new "realistic (but not necessarily licensed) vehicles" focus. Also, they've brought back his name (and used a couple of the Stunticon names) in recent memory (in Cybertron and Classics legends as a LoC Prime repaint). Predaking might not fit under the realistic vehicle umbrella, but I seem to recall hearing that Aaron really wanted to do a new Predaking, so heres hoping.
    Bruticus might be cool, although I imagine they'd probably just repaint the Energon set.
    While I like the exclusive, repainted Devastator we got so far, a new mold Devy that looks more like Devastator would still be really cool. Not sure how likely though.
    As for the other "creature" combiners (Pirranhacon, Abominus, Monstructor) I'd love to see updates of them, but seem so unlikely that it'd be pointless to get my hopes up.
    As for Autobots, the only one I'd really care to see is Defensor. Unless they did something that was just crazy cool with them, I'd kinda prefer just about anyone else before the Arialbots.
     
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    A new Predaking is all I need. That, or if they reissued him.
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    I want a classics Combiner that's not a repaint.
     
  4. butz

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    Don't suppose any of the staff has any insider info on this, by chance?
    I'm not saying they should let the cat outta the bag or anything, just kinda wondering where they're at on this.
     
  5. Harlequin Daniel

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    I'd like to see a modern re-imagining of Menasor/The Stunticons.
    And the classic Gestalt, the Contructicons/Devastator.
    And so the Autobots gets a bit of balance, Airalbots/Superion.
     
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    superion,menasor,bruticus and defensor are needed
     
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    Defensor! My brother!
     
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    Why not some new team! totally new name. Dont get me wrong i love the classics, but lets put a fresh face on this!
     
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    LIOKAISER!!!

    Or Bruticus.
     
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    All of them! Gestalt goodness! Yum Yum Yum!!!
     
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    OK, now how come no one has tackled this one yet?
     
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    Why? What's wrong with what I said? All I said is I want a new Predaking, if they do other gesalts that'd be great! But Predaking's my favorite.
     
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    He's already been reissued.
     
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    He was already reissued by Takara a couple years back, you said a new one OR a reissue, which has been done.

    In so far as combiners, I have no insider info, but I would NOT expect anything to the scale of the Energon combiners, except maybe as store exclusive. The big problem with combiners is keeping the consumer interest long enough to purchase several pieces over several months.
    I would expect something akin to the RID Railbots or Beast Wars combiners: 2-4 pieces that could be marketed in single set and not require a significant investment from consumers. I've long felt that the Magnaboss combiner is a fairly decent model on how to do a new Predaking: Divebomb for arms/wings, Razorclaw for the chest/head, and one of the others for legs/lower torso.
    Is it perfect? No, but I just don't see Hasbro dedicating a significant portion of a wave or two for a single super robot, regardless how much fans want them.
     
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    Predaking, Bruticus, and Superion are the gestalts that I really want to see. I can even handle Bruticus and Superion being repaints of their Energon versions, as I never did get the chance to get them when the were first out.
     
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    Hopefully something new for the toon.
     
  18. butz

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    If its for the new toon, I'll be all for some new, unique ones.
    Universe/Classics 2.0, on the other hand, I don't think will have anybody that isn't already an existing character.
     
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    Not in the us.
     
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    If I had to pick one?

    Menasor please.
     

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