New Legends Figures Repaints - Smokescreen, Starscream, Shadow Striker, Bumblebee

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  1. Icespark

    Icespark A Spark in the Darkness

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    Hi everyone,

    I ran a search, and couldn't find any results for this. Allspark.com just uploaded official Hasbro photos of (at least, what I think are) new Legends figures repaints. These include another repaint of of TF1 Starscream, into night camouflage; Bumblebee; Smokescreen, repainted from Legends Universe Rodimus, and Shadow Striker, repainted from Legends Universe Wheelie! Also available will be repaints of Mudflap and Skids, who might be named after the FAB versions.

    This at least gives those who couldn't find, or didn't like the paint jobs of, Rodimus or Wheelie a chance to own the molds.....

    To be honest, I think I'd rather have the original Roulette and Shadow Striker set. :) 

    Here are the photos!
     

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  2. Yaujta

    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wheelie as a non-dork! YES!
     
  3. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    that starscream mould is absolutely frigging horrible, i bought the ROTF cybertron tattoo one because i didn't believe it could possibly be as bad as everybody told me, but christ it's genuinely awful. you should all by it so you can hate it as much as me. shame really, the black repaint raptor looks pretty cool.

    edit, what's up with the mistransformation too? how can you mis-transform a toy with, like, 5 moving parts ffs?
     
  4. Icespark

    Icespark A Spark in the Darkness

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    I've added in the Mudflap and Skids picture. I kind of forgot them.

    From what I understand, the photos are not taken by the designers of the figure, but rather by a professional photography company. I'm not 100 percent certain I'm correct, though.
     
  5. bny888

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    Thanks for sharing those pics! I'm excited to have all of those, eventhough they are repaints. Although Starscream looks like the k.o. i saw at the the mall yesterday. :) 
     
  6. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Interesting. Looks like these may be some new 2-packs. Might get a couple if I ever see them in-store.
     
  7. Dinobot Nuva

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    This is the second black Starscream Legends repaint, I woulda figured we'd get one Skywarp by now, but ah well.

    Shadow Striker? Damn. Well, I guess they had to repaint Wheelie into SOMEBODY.

    I would've preferred the Jazz mold get repainted into Smokescreen to keep consistent with the Deluxe and FAB releases, but this will do. The twins seem somewhat consistent with their FAB releases.

    I'll spring for the 2-packs (hopefully this means the return of the VS packs on the shelves ala Allspark battles), and the FAB Jolt repaint, but pass on the rest.
     
  8. jerky123

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    Wheelie repainted into a chick :lol 

    These appear to be in 2-packs. So, I will buy the Shadow Striker/BB pack and Smokescreen/Starscream packs, but The Twins pack is a pass. The look to "different from the same" for my taste.
     
  9. SydneyY

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    Yeah that one's so bad it makes me laugh (bought the 07 original deco). Some repaints of him look OK, I'm even tempted by the tats one, but not worth spending another $6 ~ 7 bucks.

    Smokescreen looks cool...but I still want Rodimus :( 
     
  10. guard convoy

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    i must have that wheelie repaint
     
  11. Sharktibolt

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    I will definitely get the Legends Bumblebee if it means getting that Wheelie repaint.

    Smokescreen may not be worth getting the Legends Starscream mold....
     
  12. Bgrngod

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    Shadow Striker and Smokescreen are for sure going on the list. Too bad I'll need to get another BB and SS to get them.

    Not sure why Starscream couldn't get a splash of purple and go as Skywarp. Maybe future plans?
     
  13. SoundMaster

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    Thank god, another chance to get the legends Hot Rod and Wheelie molds.

    I think The Twins and Starscream also look good, but it will probably turn out like every time I'm interested in a legends figure. Want it, but lose all interest when it's released.
     
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    These look fun...

    I will say, though, while Hasbro was re-designing the Legends Prime and Legends Bumblebee molds for ROTF, they really should have taken another stab at the Starscream mold. I feel like they've gotten a lot better at designing these Legends figs, and Starscream is such a crummy mold that he really deserves a revamp. Plus, as with any Seeker mold, the repaint possibilities are limitless.... they'd make their money back on it, I suspect.

    Ah well, still getting all these.
     
  15. Optimus Sledge

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    Sweet. But that Starscream mold needs to die in a fire already.
     
  16. Bumblethumper

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    Those Universe repaints are solid win.

    But that Starscream mold is an embarrassment. Hasbro should be ashamed of that thing.
     
  17. Fit For natalie

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    Yeah, Hasbro said their photographers and the outside studios they hire handle photos for all the toys Hasbro make, and because these people aren't fans, so they don't often do the best poses or the correct Transformations.

    It's a Legends class toy of a rather complicated design. Both companies did what they could given the limitations on parts.
     
  18. Thundershot

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    Yes! More new Legends characters. Definitely look like 2 packs. I'll skip Skids and Mudflap, as I've already got them.
     
  19. Bumblethumper

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    True, but it's obvious they can do better. However, I know they have restrictions on how many new molds they can do each year, and they probably made the right choice doing the legends Constructicons, rather than redo some of the weak molds like Starscream here.

    Now if only they'd release them.
     
  20. Valkysas

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    fuck yeah, nemesis wheelie.
     

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