Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Foster, Jan 29, 2008.
and Tankor (Octane). Also, check out the notes from the line's lead designer Bill Rawley!
they all look amazing
Sunstreaker looks a lot less emaciated than the first picture makes it look
The look really cool for just prototypes. I don't really see anything about them that I don't like. Octane/Tankor is a little weird, but, he's still pretty cool. This is going to be one pretty cool first wave.
Wow, those look amazing. Everyone a must buy!
Looks like the engine does go the other way around on Sunstreaker too.
OMG I want to marry them all!
I think the only thing I'm disapointed in with these pics is the plane mode for Tankor. (the wings are too small) Other than that, these toys rock. They actually made the Powerglide look Bad@$$ as an Ultra. I'm actually stumped as to where the side fenders for Prowl dissapear to in bot mode.
Yup these toys already have a shelf waiting for their release.... mine.
Can't help but wonder if this was a wholly intentional move to combat all the negativity that started to surround the line... and the notoriously bad Hasbro stock photos the Club members got.
Tankor's plane mode is comically terrible (Astrotrain did it better) but I love what I see of all of them in these pics otherwise.
Based of THESE images, they all look amazing and I'm excited all over again. Much better than what I thought based on the colored pic reviews, and definitely "Classics" looking.
That said, I've often found that grey prototypes look much better than the finished colored product, so I'm not gonna say that I'm 100% sold just yet.
Okay...first thing I wanna say is "what the hell is wrong with all of you saying these looked like ass?" These all look great. All of the problems everyone's said about them so far have been VASTLY over-exaggerated.
Sunstreaker doesn't look nearly as lanky and skinny as the first color pic of him that showed up on the Club forums. It also helps that he's properly transformed.
Prowl -- I don't see how anyone can have any real complaints about him. The only thing I'm not too hot on is the size of his crest. Otherwise, he's a perfect update of the original.
Tankor -- Okay, the stubby wings don't look NEARLY as bad as I was lead to believe, hearing everyone's description of it from the Club mag. The bot mode even looks really good. I'll have to wait till I see a better pic of the arms though, as they're somewhat obscured in the pic, but it looks far better than what everyone's said. The truck mode looks really great. Overall, I say he does as good, if not a better job of pulling off all 3 modes than Classics Astrotrain does.
Powerglide is obviously Powerglide. He looks like giant version of his old self. My only gripe is the head looks a little large for his body, but that could be because they did it to make him look more like his midget-y G1 self. I'm glad they won't make him completely red because, quite honestly, it'd probably look ridiculous.
Onslaught's vehicle mode is great. The shield on top of the guns doesn't look at all bad. It doesn't look great up there either, but it's not the huge eyesore that's been portrayed by descriptions. The APC mode looks great. The bot mode is a little stubby, but nothing terrible.
Every single one of them is as good as bought.
Anyone else notice that the Hasbro page is dated January 23rd!
Has this been posted on that site for a week and nobody noticed!!!!
Edit: On further inspection - Yes this news has been available on hasbro's site for a week!
The stuff could have been uploaded on the 23rd and just not updated until now, or the date was incorrect. Otherwise, uh yeah, the fandom failed to pick up on this big-time.
Not sure how many of these I'd get, but Onslaught at the very least cries out to be bought, with Prowl not far behind. Thank God I can't really spend money, haha.
Incepticon - other thread for that.
One other thing I've noticed, Hasbro refers to these as:
Transformers Universe Classic Deluxe and Ultra Wave 1
So they are officially classics as well as universe.
*looks at the pics*
THESE are what you guys were complaining about? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? THESE ARE FUCKING AWESOME.
No complaints at all. They're all great!
Totally agree! These ALL look kick-ass! I have no idea what the people saying that they looked bad were thinking - maybe the club mag just has crappy pics?
No...words... should have.... sent... a poet...
That video is sick brah!
Can't wait for these toys to come out, they are pure love!
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