United Hardhead and Reflector on the way?

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  1. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    The Allspark: Transformers News Movie Comics Animated - United Reflector and Hardhead on Their Way?

    Note these listings were previously the first to confirm the Alternity releases (Dai Atlas, Goldbug, Banzai-Tron, and Galvatron), the Sixshot reissue, as well as Masterpiece Sunstorm.

    Looks like they're coming and using the unused head.

    Also there is a listing separate from the Arms Micron Shockwave for United Shockwave.

    Also looks like Thundertron is getting a release in Arms Micron as well as the Deluxe Optimus again.

    I imagine these are TakaraTomy's Generations, unless they're going to be TFAsia.com releases like the Seeker set.

    Randy
     
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    Cool; finally.

    Been waiting on that Reflector for AGES now.
     
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    Hardhead? Sweet I may get him.
     
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    Coincidence! I was just thinking about whether or not we'd get that Reflector retool of Perceptor and suddenly this turns up. Hardhead is an added bonus and should prove to be a more satisfying alternative to Universe Hardhead.

    On a side note, I wonder if Takara will ever release Skullgrin as Dauros. Isn't he popular in Japan?
     
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    That's cool about Reflector, I'm glad that's going to see a release after all.

    For those that were interested, that's cool about Hardhead - personally, I'm good with the Universe Ultra with the Headrobots upgrades (I have two for one of each version of Hothead), but like with Reflector, it's nice that we'll finally get to see it.
     
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    Which Reflector is this?
     
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    Redeco of Perceptor IIRC.
     
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    I'm curious what head they'll use - they made a faceplated head that's more accurate to Reflector's toy, but not to his animation model so much.
     
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    can't wait for pics of reflector, i'd buy that retool.
     
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    I just read the article to see what it said about the other listings - United Grimlock, Starscream and Swindle too? Huh.
     
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    I still don't think the Perceptor mold will make a good Reflector but maybe I'll be surprised. Hardhead out of Warpath seems a little off to me as well but that's more because the turret in chest design just doesn't scream Hardhead to me.

    Gutcruncher on the other hand would be a nice choice IMO.
     
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    Cool. Might get Hardhead. We'll see. My shelves are already starting to get a little crowded for my taste.
     
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    We have already heard of those, they are the Fall of Cybertron toys.

    It didn't even make a good Perceptor...
     
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    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    Unless the Grimlock price is a mistake it's Deluxe sized.

    Perhaps it's a redeco of the Classics mold?

    Randy
     
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    I'm aware of that. They listed them as United releases though, not Takara Generations. Same with Shockwave.
     
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    Both passes, third party releases and accessories have made superior versions of these characters available for ages. Straight repaints of the molds as Magnificus and Gutcruncher would have been instant buys.
     
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    Thanks.

    Not like I import many figs in teh first place but that news absolutely kills it for me. I freaking HATE that mold. Although admittedly the proportions prolly work better as Reflector.
     
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    Yeaaah...the Perceptor mold isn't really one I want to buy again, especially for import prices. I think I may go for Hardhead though.
     
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    Plus the Swindle and Starscream are both explicitly listed as "United" and not "Generations" which we've already had confirmation is where the FoC toys are getting a release. Not impossible they'll be FoC anyway but there's a chance they could be something else. There's no shortage of Starscreams to potentially repaint.
     
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    BOUGHT BOUGHT BOUGHT and I'm going to stop making fun of people who import all their toys from Japan for AT LEAST, like, a day.

    I would love to buy three Reflectors but I really doubt I can afford that. Unless they are three to a case! Brilliant, buy the case! :lol 

    Sad thing is, this probably puts a stake in the heart of my MP Soundwave preorder and I'll just hope it comes to TRU.

    It was definitely a "compromise" mold from the start. The vehicle mode is an absolutely uncanny match to the Cybertronian mode of Hardhead seen in Escalation. The mold has prominent shoulder weapons, I think to help make up for the main cannon not going there. In fact the cannon-in-chest is the ONLY detail that really just screams Warpath over Hardhead. It's a complete win to me, better than the Straxus/Skullgrin compromises for both characters.
     

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