Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Megabattimus, Dec 30, 2011.
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Here's hoping we get to see Treadshot next week.
I'm very interested in Treadshot. He was one of my favorite Action Masters so I'm curious to see if this will be a cool modern update.
no doubt in my mind that it will be treadshot, they are gonna save SG Magnus and SG soundwave probably for last since they basically been shown off
Treadshot will be really intresting to see. If he is the generations Warpath mold..
Treds colored? Gutcrunchers colors? Light blue like some of the old toy art and his Energon namesake? Or something else?
Anyway, I hope he is the next reveal and I would prefer him in blue or the actionmaster toys layout of Black/Grey (but I doubt that would happen due to him being SG).
Image of G1 Treadshot plz?
Treadshot (G1) - Transformers Wiki
It's possible he'll be black and red, like his Catgut partner. Those are decent colours for starters.
Not necessarily. SG Jazz was in G1 Jazz colors (to be re-purposed as Classics Jazz, since we didn't have one at the time). Granted, the murder-death-kill logos kinda hurt that, but still. I'm really hoping he's G1-colored. I like Actionmaster updates.
My guess is that he'll be a repaint of one of the classics Megatron molds or MAYBE a repaint of universe Galvatron.
To me, the action master sculpting suggested that he was a gun-former like G1 Megatron was but with a name implying Treads Hasbro/FunPub might make a play on it and use one of the tank molds. Since the instructions for generations Warpath already hint at a re-release of that mold I think it is unlikely that Treadshot will be based on that one.
Just my guess.
I'm actually really curious about what mold Treadshot will use, given his name a tank alt might work very well for him-since he 'was' an action master they've got some leeway with him... Looking at the toy, I'd hope that they use warpath for him (too much to hope for him to get a new head though, I'd wager)
Yeah, if we get the Generations toy it seems unlikely with a new head. They are at least both face-plated. They have most likely saved the third head retool in the box for Metalhawk.
I dunno if they'd want to use the Classics Megatron mold simply because of the whole gun issue. Hasbro had enough issues doing Megatron and he's done up in all colors - doing that mold in mostly black would be risky hehe.
They've also made an effort to stick with molds that people like - and while I like Galvy, most people hate him.
As for where the original Treadshot came from - many think he actually was based off this toy!
Oh yeah, I have no doubt. His torso looks just like the front of a revolver.
So if they do SG Treadshot using the Warpath mold with an E-Hobby deco couldn't serve as a duel homage as SG Treadshot/Classics Treads? It would work for me as I always like seeing more Gobot homages.
Give me Warpath or give me sweets
I hope we get a catgut too.
Not for me, it wouldn't work. Treadshot has no eHobby decos. It'd be eHobby Warpth. I'd rather have a Classics Treadshot.
They've said they're "pulling out all the stops" for this set... I'm guessing we'll see the alt head for g2 prime, a new head for Soundwave, maybe the alt head for Treadshot, and a new head for Metalhawk. That would let them have "new" heads without upping the cost. And Hasbro probably doesn't care, as long as FunPub doesn't step on their intended reuses of the mold...
You know, it occurs to me that if they use the Cyclonus mold for Metalhawk, there'll be a Targetmaster weapon in the boxset. And there's your Catgut for your Treadshot.
That's a good point. Until you said that I was actually kind of at a loss for what mold Metalhawk could be. My guess there was Terradive/Spacecase but you might be right. Not sure which I'd prefer.
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