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Generations 30th Anniversary Dreadwing Test Shot New Images

Posted on 06-04-2013 at 03:30 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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By way of this eBay auction we have some more images of the upcoming IDW Generations Dreadwing test shot. A remold of the deluxe IDW stealth bomber Megatron, Dreadwing sports an all-new head sculpt. These images also give us a bit more of a feel of what is in store with this mold in both its known incarnations - check out the images attached to this post.
Views: 5,492 / Credit: megatroptimus of the 2005 Boards!

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spartan 3764
damn it now I want to buy it,
ex dtw2003
Haven't we seen these?
spartan 3764
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Originally Posted by ex dtw2003 View Post
Haven't we seen these?
these are new but weve seen proto-type images of this fig before
megatroptimus
Yeah, I should have specified "new" in the thread title.
Thenames9
Looks OK. The best part is definitely the head-sculpt, based on the look of things.
spartan 3764
the transformation is stupidly simple..
agentSAP2006
Looks good, I'm going to make an illin gatlin gun when I get him.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Eh, a pass simply because we need a new Classics G1 Dreadwing to appear....
Smasher
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Originally Posted by spartan 3764 View Post
the transformation is stupidly simple..
I don't understand the criticism.
If the vehicle mode is convincing and looks cool, and the robot mode is convincing, well articulated, and looks cool does the transformation need to be complex?
MWG
It'll be interesting to see what color it winds up being, hopefully not too similar to Universe Darkwind. I still like it better as someone other than Megatron.

+-MWG-+
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by spartan 3764 View Post
these are new but weve seen proto-type images of this fig before
Ah, OK, thanks.

Anyway, is it me, or does anyone else think that gun is stupidly large for that fig?
Calabask
I still think Stealth megs would have been better as a Voyager.
General Tekno
Well, the back looks better than I was fearing, in terms of how hollow it is.

Looks cool.
Starfire22
Still on the fence. Will wait for future reviews.
agentSAP2006
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Originally Posted by mwg View Post
it'll be interesting to see what color it winds up being.
don't hotlink images - staff
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by Calabask View Post
I still think Stealth megs would have been better as a Voyager.
My thoughts exactly.
Noideaforaname
Not shockingly different from the prototype then, in terms of plastic colors.
Starfire22
Looks good.
blackout501st
No giant gaping hole in the middle of his chest? Worst. Figure. Ever.

He looks great though. Can't wait to get my mits on this guy.
mandiprime97
On the fence about this one. Yet, this is only a prototype.
agentSAP2006
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Originally Posted by blackout501st View Post
No giant gaping hole in the middle of his chest? Worst. Figure. Ever.
That's what customizers are for.
NemiMonkey
I'm still going to get this guy, but those legs have me concerned. It's not so much that they are hollow, that's sort of expected given the alt mode. It's more of well those are just two panels folded down with a foot and kneed attached. I kind of wonder how that's actually set up.
Grimlock_13
I like it better than Megatron, but it doesn't look like the engineering is that great. I had planned on getting this but now I'm not so sure.
theestampede
Looks pretty cool, ill probably pick him up, though I like the look of megatron more for this mold.

Not digging the weapon for either figure though.
slugslinger2004
I think one of this mold will be enough for me, and it looks soooo much better in black.
Shatterpoint
I love how he looks so flabbergasted.

Probably from having a hole shot in his chest.
soymonk
Sweet. I might pick this up at retail.

Looks more fitting as an updated G2 Dreadwing rather than IDW Megatron's temporary body.
Kaijumaster
man, I thought the days of test shots were over with. so cool.
Burnout
Sorry but dreadwing has been crap since after G1. It should be at least two voyager sized jets, dreadwind and darkwing if memeory serves, (dont need the powermaster thing but it wouldnt hurt) that turn into ONE jet....not this mini crappy thing thats crappy even for megatron(who shoulda been a voyager not a crappy undersized deluxe...way to cheap out hasbro ya chinsey f%$ks). This, along with megs and orion, are EASY passes until they make them properly sized (voyagers at least).
Spyne98
I'll have to see it in person, but I will more than likely get it.
Furious Rodimus
If you're not a fan of this mold, this looks like with a bit of modding would look very similar: VF-17S Diamond Force Color | CollectionDX
roguesaint
As with Megatron, would love to see this in Voyager Size.
konrathink
The hollow legs pretty much kill this for me. A simple flap covering that and I would probably be in, but the way that it is just makes it look and feel cheap.
Omegax80
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Originally Posted by Smasher View Post
I don't understand the criticism.
If the vehicle mode is convincing and looks cool, and the robot mode is convincing, well articulated, and looks cool does the transformation need to be complex?
I believe the phrase "haters gonna hate" applies.

Then again, if it were complex, (likely the same) people would complain that it should be a simpler transformation.

Gotta love the internet. Right?
the_last_toltek
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
Eh, a pass simply because we need a new Classics G1 Dreadwing to appear....
i second that
Omegax80
Wouldn't mind some classic-styled Powermasters.
gothsaurus
I'm loving this... moar than Megatron. Definitely picking it up for the Neo-G2 shelf.
Omnius
Needs a bit of time with a power drill to make it comic-accurate.
robb0429
this is the figure in the line (Megs anyway) that I REALLY hope I'm not disappointed with. But...he looks small...
Ezilla82
In some weird way when I buy this as Megatron I'm going to call him Megaplex, I don't know why...I'm weird. But anyways I have no quam with this mold and that's about it.
03Mach1
Looks like Playskool's attempt at a Macross Frontier figure. Pass.
Feralstorm
I like these new photos, as they help me understand the design of the toy better. I wouldn't mind a shotof the underside of bomber mode, for curiosity's sake. Looks a little bulky undercarriage-wise, but not too heavily so, or with painfully obvious limbs. Still woulda liked a voyager version more, both this and Megatron.

Looks good, though part of me thinks this is too 'athletic' looking for Dreadwing, since his G2 toy was a Bulkhead-grade chunkster.
Autovolt 127
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Originally Posted by Smasher View Post
I don't understand the criticism.
If the vehicle mode is convincing and looks cool, and the robot mode is convincing, well articulated, and looks cool does the transformation need to be complex?
^This.

It's never a crime to keep it simple. It's why i dislike the ROTF toy line...too complicated for its own damn good.
Che
I am very curious to see a comparison of this mold with ROTF Skystalker (or any of its repaints)...
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Smasher View Post
I don't understand the criticism.
If the vehicle mode is convincing and looks cool, and the robot mode is convincing, well articulated, and looks cool does the transformation need to be complex?
No kidding. I've seen dozens of toys crippled by being needlessly complex.
Blitz.
I really like it and I dig how the tips of the wings become the gun
Starfire22
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
^This.

It's never a crime to keep it simple. It's why i dislike the ROTF toy line...too complicated for its own damn good.
This.

That's why most of my ROTF figures will remain in bot mode.
agentSAP2006
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In some weird way when I buy this as Megatron I'm going to call him Megaplex, I don't know why...I'm weird.
Hmm, I was going to do that too.
BScorpinok75
If I don't decide to sell off my G2 Classic-verse TFers he will fit comfortably amongst them. Still hoping they've got plans for updating his partner Smokescreen?

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