Pretenders in Universe...

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  1. Lumpy

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    do you think we'll ever see updated pretenders? i think the concept could be really cool, and would love to see some older g1 characters upgraded...

    i'd even be happy if some were updated without their pretender shell, and just had cooler transformations and modes based on what they were...so, whatdya think?
     
  2. Ravenxl7

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    If they could make the concept more interesting, I'd be ok with it. Though I'm not sure I would actually buy any of them. If they do update any of them, I hope Bludgeon is one of the first to get the treatment.
     
  3. Backscatter

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    I got really excited when I saw "Pretenders" in Animated. Sad there were no figures. I'd love to see some updated Pretenders in Universe. My vote? Metalhawk! Even if he wasn't made of metal.
     
  4. Optimus Sledge

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    We've got a Target Master and a cassette, so I wouldn't rule it out.
     
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    The Decepticon Pretenders would definitely be more recognizable in shell. They have mad character, they just need better engineering!

    I think if any of them were updated so the shell could transform, like Thunderwing, they'd be wonderful toys. A Bludgeon, Bomb-Burst, Skullgrin and Submaurader would all be insta-buys by me. :D 
     
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  6. Cast

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    I think if we got any it would be like an ultra class thunderwing.
     
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    I bet they do at least one Pretender figure for the ROTF line, if the rumors are true. It'll be interesting to see how they pull this off. Honestly, the original Pretenders were pretty lame. Seeing a new style where the organic parts fall off in pieces would be cool. But that'd create all kinds of safety problems if they do the pieces too small.

    I doubt we will see Pretenders resurrected in any other lines. They are something of an oddity in the TF world. Humans that rip open and turn into robots? Sounds too much Terminator and not enough Transformer.
     
  8. Lumpy

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    dude, i so agree...i'd love a real bludgeon, so i can put tank unicron somewhere else...i'd really even be happy with snap on armor that would cover the bot mod alot but still allow possibility...
     
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    I think pretenders have a lot of potential. I wish I had the artistic skill to draw out what I have in my head. Instead of pretenders splitting in half down the middle, the shells transform. The heads, shoulder and chest move to let the robot mode eject out. Frustrating... I should keep practicing drawing so I can convey what's in my head.

    Don, in my opinion, drew some amazing pretender shells in the mtmte books and its that artwork that stands out in my head from those books. He just shined! It's just stunning. If you have the books, look at Pretender Monster Skowl. Just "wow".
     
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    They have plans for Bludgeon, they're just on hold.
     
  11. Cast

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    That is actually not far from how g1 thunderwing works, he doesn't eject but you pull him out by filpping back the chest and head.
     
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    Ultra Class Skyhammer
     
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    I'd love to see Pretenders in Universe. Articulated shells and robot modes would be sweet. Hopefully good alt modes as well and not "bend robot over then attach wings/wheels/whatever for vehicle mode"
     
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    This. A hundred times this. Metalhawk rules.

    Thunderwing, Bludgeon, those would be neat too.

    Toss in Gunrunner and one of the animal ones.

    I don't even care if they have the shell. I don't care if the shell is just some extra armor pieces that attach to the toy like TFA Samurai Prowl.
     
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    The question is, what pricepoint would they be? If Bludgeon was a deluxe, the actual robot would have to be the size of a minicon to fit inside. I think they'd be better off just taking a Pretender's shell, and using that as the basis for the robot mode. I personally didn't think the core-robots were as memorable as the shells, so it wouldn't be a loss to me.
     
  16. Cast

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    I think a normal pretender would have to be a voyager, basically a simple dlx with out the shell and and mega pretenders ultra or above.
     
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    We'll probably get a couple Pretenders in the Movie line
     
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    plz no. i like universe, hasbro please dont ruin it for me.
     
  19. Spoon

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    They created it, they can do whatever they please.
    And yes please, Pretenders are awesome! Bombburst was all kinds of cool!
     
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    ok ill be honest, i dont know too much about pretenders. it just seems like an awful concept. anyone want to pursuede(spelling?) me into the pretenders boat?
     

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