TFP Hotshot (disapointment)

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  1. grunge

    grunge The TANK

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    i saw on a facebook page some pics of tfp hotshot. to my dismay, its a blue repaint with a new head scult ... of ... BUMBLEBEE! i had to look at it very closely but im very certain its a bb repaint. the head having goggles was a nice touch ... but ... why? thatd be like if within the movie they had CJ.

    since ive only seen the toy and not animation model, im posting here.

    as a side note im with out a pc of any sort so i can post pics.
    the fb page that had the pics was either:
    transformers galaxy force hong kong
    or
    singpore transformers fans unite!!!
     
  2. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    Why not?

    I dont get the issue, toys get redecos.

    Better they renew the name Hotshot then getting another Stealth BB
     
  3. lars573

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    Well in the episode that introduced Knock out had a blue repaint of BB's car mode in the street race. I figured they'd do this repaint after seeing it.


    Edit: Also movie CJ IS a BB repaint.
     
  4. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    I'd much rather have Bumblebee redecoed into something like Hot Shot than have him redecoed as Bumblebee night attack gliding stealth grappling beam jumper battler version.
     
  5. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Seconded.

    Considering since the first movie we've gotten... exactly three redecoes of Bumblebee in anything but yellow and black, it's a step in the right direction.

    I'm hoping it's a sign we might get an Optimus released in anything but red and blue.
     
  6. kiyoshioni

    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    soooooo, pics?
     
  7. grunge

    grunge The TANK

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    cant post pics no comp only cell access.

    also! my dissappointment comes from the fact that the toyline just started and hotshot was such a cool character (a good mix of hot rod and bumblebee) so i feel he should have his own mold since his most recient toy release was kinda subpar. now if they re-used CJ and used a different mold for head, id be fine for that, since CJs model for the got so little use it would make some sence.

    as for my previous CJ comment, yes toy wise. my comment was more if they use the cgi model for bee for CJ within the movie, any of them, it would just seem cheap.

    though ... it worked well for cheetor and tigatron so lets hope this, too, works out well.
     
  8. Abrogate

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    he's in his Cybertron colors with a head sculpt to differentiate him from Bumblebee, that's more than I would've expected for a character that isn't in the show. and really, the percentage of people who aren't David Willis that would care about this is probably pretty low
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    They should have made him his own mold. Imagine the Cybertron design but given the Prime treatment.

    :drool: 

    It could be worst since he's not ____ Bumblebee.
     
  10. MegaHavok

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    The line maybe new to us but hot shot Is like the 9th deluxe in the line do I think a repaint is acceptable at that point. Hotshots not a show character, that we know of so I'm fine with them not wasting tooling dollars on him. Still waiting on my prime tailgate though
     
  11. Grimwing

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    What? I like it. Its mostly a color homage to the galaxy force/Cybertron Hot Shot. With the headsculpt homageing the armada visor gimmick.

    I like cybertron hot shot. that specific version of the character had a edge the previous yellow ones lacked. So I'm going to buy one as soon as I see it at retail.

    If your not a hot shot fan, then you probably don't need it. Though it is nice to have a bumblebee redeco that is 1.) A Seperate Character, and 2.) Not yellow and black.
     
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  12. Dormamu

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    I want my 'Amber Alert Bumblebee.' You know, blacked out windows, says Free Candy on the side and the license plate says 'SEMZ LGIT'
     
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    Oh my God...

    "I'm tired of Bumblebee redecoes, wah wah wah. Why can't they at least make it a new character? Wah wah wah."

    Hasbro: *makes Bumblebee redeco new character*

    "I'm tired of Bumblebee redecoes, wah wah wah."

    Ugh.
     
  14. SouthtownKid

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    Of the massive collection of RiD disappointments, this is so far down the list as to be nearly meaningless.
     
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    argos.co.uk you can see him in all his flaming smurf blue glory there too.

    I'm also looking forward to being able to buy a Prime driller with Cyberverse Knockdown in feb :) 

    If Ratchet is in hand with someone now I guess the other little seen RID Prime toys will show up in increasing numbers over the next few days and weeks too.

    I will be interested to see both of the vehicon's side by side too.
     
  16. Boy Blunder

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    Personally, I find it inspiring. I'd rather have retools of molds be new characters, regardless of what the mold is. Maybe there's change in the winds.

    Also, he's not even confirmed to be an in-show character at this point; he can look however he damn well pleases.

    I'll be putting my Jack figurine in the driver's seat and setting it in front of Megatron for maximum 'Rock Bottom' homage.
     
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    I know I, for one, am excited to get this new Hot Shot.
     
  18. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    ... pretty much only TC is bitter at all. Most everyone is pleased by this shocking revelation.
     
  19. jackgaughan

    jackgaughan Interner Soldier

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    I don't mind having Hotshot being a Bumblebee redeco. I wasn't planning on getting that mold of him anyway. If the new Starscream vs Bumblebee pack has a new mold.
     
  20. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Clearly we must send countless letters to Hasbro about this outrage.

    TO THE PETITIONMOBILE
     

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