Odd listing on Amazon.ca - Counterpunch

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oneyouknowleast, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Bountyan

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    But it is. Because they're doing grab bag of different gimmicks depending on whether or not it fits the characters instead of mindlessly slapping it on everything for a "play pattern." Also yes SS does have a headmaster figure, and TLK did as well, which proves they can do headmasters whenever they please and not just because it has to be a linewide gimmick. Reusing the tooling for it isn't hard or expensive. Neither is including a targetmaster whenever they feel like it or doing a triple changer toy whenever they feel like it instead of doing the TR style of making every voyager a triple changer.
     
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    Do we know what the official MSRP for these three figures is gonna be? I mean, considering they're online exclusive, some retailers may charge more anyway, I'm just wondering what the baseline is supposed to be.
     
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    That’s what I love about Punch/Counterpunch and what puts him apart from other spies and similar cons/bots; he’s not necessarily the one in control. If a persona takes on a life of its own, is it any less real than the original person? Does the actor become the act? So much potential, fiction-wise.
     
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    Who is Punch? Who is Counterpunch? Which one is real? Not even he knows anymore.
     
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  5. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    And here I was content with Doubledealer being the Decepticon at heart double spy. I'm content with leaving Punch as the one in charge of P/CP.
     
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    A genuine Doubledealer sure would be cool to see. There's still so much more for them to do, I hope Generations continues in the spirit it has been the last few years. The designs and the spirit of the line have been great, even if Hasbro continues to greatly disappoint when it comes to attention to detail (outside of a few instances like Punch here).
     
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    I hope the Punch/Counterpunch has a combiner port. There seems to be one in some promotional images, and I would definitely love to combine it with Dreadwind, Black/Darkwing, Starscream, or Cyclonus, and that new Blast Off. Also, does anyone know how much the special edition deluxes will cost?
     
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    Yeah, that's always been what I've been thinking. Is he an Autobot spying on the Decepticons, or a Decepticon spying on Autobots. I honestly think that the latter sounds a little cooler.
     
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    What kind of Exclusive is this? Store Exclusive?
    Man.. $42? ETA is November. It's like Studio Series Voyager price range....
     
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    I think the G1 Tech Specs have your back on this one.
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    Even the expanded bio stresses the ol' "Undercover cop who could go too deep", "He's really Counterpunch" was Botcon flipping the script but, hey, your shelf, your canon, innit?
     
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    word!
     
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    just one flaw-missing the destron black gun
     
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    So any wird on eta?
     
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    No
     
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    This is what I love about him too.
    That Jekyll and Hyde backstory. So much potential for storytelling.
     
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    Actually, the gun looks like a mix of the two guns. The Autobot gun was an orange double barrel and the Decepticon one was a black single barrel. It's shorter, but looks similar to the black gun in shape.

    You're better off getting a set of guns from the G1 figure, that's what I did for the club Punch.
     
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    Thundercracker is technically not a real Studio Series toy, and even so his head is removable. I can remove the heads from a lot of toys, it doesn't really make them Headmasters.

    The actual Studio Series is gimmick free.


    They can use the tooling now because it was developed thanks to the line wide gimmick in the first place, without Titans Return Cogman probably wouldn't exist.

    And having only a few per line in your grab bag it could have taken another 20 years to release all of the Headmasters Titans Return did in a single line, most people would prefer the necessary evil of line wide gimmicks since it means we got all of the stuff like Combiners from Hasbro before we retire.
     
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    he's numbered, he may not have been originally developed for studio series but he is a real studio series toy. also i never said he was a headmaster, i said he was titanmaster COMPATIBLE, which is different than just removing his head
     
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    Our local supplier is giving Nov/Dec ETA. Item will be coming from HK.
     
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