WTF @ TFW - 524 - August 13 2018

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF @ TFW - 524 - August 13 2018

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    It's a sous vide special with Chef Aaron, teaching Vangelus about meat and showing TJ the size of his hot water cooking pots! (sous vide content removed for time)

    - Opening
    - Intro
    - Cyberverse First Footage That's Not In A Convention Panel
    - Listener Question from OmNom
    - Leaked From Cybertron: Rodimus Vehicle Hug
    - Listener Question from KevinSig
    - Listener Question from MrByatis
    - What We Got This Week
    - Ending and Outro

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  2. OptimusPhillip

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    If you ask me, Prime did the mute Bumblebee way better than this. Because he could actually emote vocally, as can be plainly seen in Operation: Bumblebee
     
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    I'm guessing Swoop's missile launchers were axed because of part limits. I've noticed that every Power of the Primes Deluxe has only one accessory, barring the combiner hand. A real missile launcher would be at least four additional parts (launcher, trigger, spring, missile), so giving Swoop even one of his two missile launchers would probably go overbudget. The best I can see them doing is giving him one fake launcher, but I don't think it'd be right to give Swoop only one launcher.
     
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    That Prima, he isn't a Voyager. That is but one half of the Leader class figure they designed for him and for Megatronus.

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    It's hard to tell if these designs came before the Prime Masters, or if the two concepts coexisted; notice how there are smallmasters scattered about the two Primes in their base modes.

    Also I have no idea who that guy with the scythe is.
     
  5. Requiem Prime

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    I keep re-remembering how much I like PPC Heavy Tread (he'll always be Jungle Attack Guzzle to me). He's the only one I got a shapeways upgrade and fondly remember finally getting Maketoy's matching add-on.
     
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    On the scrapped Prima idea, I had a thought when I first saw what the Prime masters actually were. I was super hoping for a working powermaster deal. Maybe just modules that became weapons, but plugging them into a thing did a thing. Yes, it would've worked with headmasters, but that just makes it stupid fun, like plugging them into headless bodies.

    Before the line's (heavily compromised) titan was announced, my BIG idea was a new Primus with multiple working powermaster gimmicks/weapons. So not modern Hasbro, but done right it could have been amazing.
     
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    One thing that's big me is that @Aaron mispronouns Prima as "she" in know that the character is male should be called "he."
     
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    This is going back a few episodes. (Not sure which one) I bought Legendary Heroes Flipper on Chris’ recommendation. Holy crap, this little guy should be up for toy of the year. Especially for the $21 I paid for him on eBay. The fit and finish are top notch. The articulation and transformation are amazing for a toy this small.
     
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    What was sideways purpose in armada again?
     
  10. blastpak

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    Well they kind of kept the idea of combiner accessories being compatible with leader class figures, just plugged Slug and Swoop's combiner hands into POTP Prime's forearms. Looks good shame that the two other ports are on the inside of his legs.
     
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    He was basicly Unicron's avatar.
     
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    Yeah, I think I was conflating Prima with Solus Prime and Romance languages for -a words to be feminine.
     
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    You're not alone, I always confuse Prima for a female, too.
     
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    I'm with Chris in taking a more optimistic view on Cyberverse. The preview clips didn't wow me, and I'm definitely not digging this take on Bumblebee's radio voice, but from what we've seen so far I think this show has a ton of potential. The animation style is different, but it's giving me Animated vibes that I can get behind, plus it means we're likely to see a ton of different character designs in the show, which will be a breath of fresh air after the limited CGI model count from Prime.

    My hope for the show is that the first season consists of Bumblebee and Windblade on the run while recovering memories, with each episode piecing together the overall backstory and setting for this universe, and the season ends with Bumblebee's memories (and, with any luck, his voice) recovered, setting up a more conventional narrative for the second season.

    Also, quick side note for Cyberverse Shockwave: the thing that finally convinced me to buy him is that the Cyberverse/Evergreen character design is what IDW Shockwave's current body is based on (albeit with a more WFC-style head), so having the toy as "endgame IDW just-got-done-being-a-literal-god Shockwave" makes me like it a lot more.

    He was an agent of Unicron whose mission was to escalate conflict and destabilize both factions in the lead-up to Unicron's return. The cartoon was incredibly unclear if Sideways was supposed to be an avatar of Unicron (as in an extension of his will) or a Cybertronian who struck a deal with Unicron to do his bidding and as a result slowly lost his free will, and by the end of the show he was completely subsumed by Unicron's consciousness. According to Sideways's backstory in Cybertron, it's the latter explanation, but continuity across the Unicron Trilogy is... chaotic, to say the least.
     
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    Oooooh, that explains a lot. Especially since I only watched a little of that series.
     
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    This guy right here was the guy that had the Armada Sideways idea.
     
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    I remember looking at that Starsaber concept art, but somehow I never scrolled down to see Prima! That would have been really cool. I know people are psyched about getting their pretenders and Abominus, but I'll admit that I would have preferred an entirely new gimmick that unified the line across all size classes/price points.

    Titans Return is the peak of Transformers Play Pattern to me, I am reasonably happy with PoTP (And saved some money by not buying everything) but I would have loved if it could have lived at full life and matched it's series siblings.
     

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