2025 Studio Series Listings

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Feb 20, 2024.

  1. Mirimus

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    I’ve heard of that.
     
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  2. TheSoundwave

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    Personally, I welcome Studio Series Tank Megatron (if that's the route they plan to go). Studio Series has taken creative and logistical liberties before, it's never really been about 100% screen accuracy:

    Some creative liberties:

    WW2 Bumblebee's inaccurate altmode
    Cogman's headmaster ability
    Scrapmetal being based on concept art (onscreen he was a Scrapper clone)
    Inventing altmodes for the BBM Cybertron bots
    Noah' Diaz's Exosuit altmode
    That customizable Bumblebee set
    Non-screen characters like Sunstreaker, Rumble, Shadow Raider, and DOTM Thundercracker
    Nest Bonecrusher, Bumblebee, and Ratchet

    Some liberties taken for legal reasons:

    Genericized altmodes (like Dino)
    Noah Diaz's faceplate that hides the actor's likeness
    Compromising Mirage's robot mode to appease Porsche
    '07 Bumblebee being based on the production model of Camaro instead of the concept car
    Charlie Watson's shirt having a bee graphic instead of a band logo
    '86 Ratchet's shoulder graphics

    Not to mention the many inaccuracies that pop up as a result of using early concept art or simply because the design is impossible to translate into an accurate toy.

    And it's not like these liberties are anything new, they've been doing stuff like this since the line started in 2018. Literally the first Studio Series toy was '77 Camaro Bumblebee with a fresh paintjob (which is never a look we see in the '07 movie).

    Any sort of altmode that requires others to wield him is just kind of a bad altmode for Megatron, it's at odds with his whole character. He's not the kind of guy who wants to be at the will of his subordinates.

    I think a tank is the common go-to altmode because it's self-sufficient and powerful, as well as bulky and angular (which fits Megatron's design well). I think jets and helicopters are perfectly acceptable altmodes too (I'd be fine seeing more Megatron designs with those altmodes), but they tend to be more streamlined and don't fit Megatron's silhouette quite as well. Plus, a ground vehicle has good symmetry with Optimus. A tank just kind of makes sense.
     
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  3. fartsniffer42

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    i swear to god ill flip my shit if 86 megatron is another derivative of that shit looking siege/er mold
     
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  4. orangeitis

    orangeitis All orange, all the time. Looks infectious.

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    See? We got a leak tonight after all, everyone.
     
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  5. finlay

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    Any minute now!
     
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  6. SquawkingtheTalk

    SquawkingtheTalk Getting accused on the astrotrain express

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    Your slightly late now
     
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    So we basically got all of 2025 for studio series and for legacy we are finishing off united.

    Last day tomorrow, I don’t expect anything big.

    I don’t think it’s save the best for last moments.
     
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  8. AzureNight64

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    Someone asked recently if anyone was going to make a document compiling all the 2025 leaks into one place, I thought I'd give it a go with everything so far: Transformers 2025 Listings
     
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  9. DubV

    DubV Without dreams, there is no despair.

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  10. TransformNRoll

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    I'm just hoping for any combiner in 2025
     
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  11. TransformNRoll

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    Idk man, I bet he will give us all of 2025 line. Whatever it will be named
     
  12. Mishap

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    I really like the manned (botted?) turret suggestions I've seen on here. It's recognizable, but not a gun. And if they include a minibot for the seat, then it's even less a gun.
     
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  13. Lazerwave

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    As much as I hope it is, what are the chances now?
     
  14. TransformNRoll

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    Pretty high. He started on a high note with 2025 SS leaks, so why not end on a high note too? I'm thinking it's like a hamburger, he started with 1 half of the bun, then he got the meat and cheese, now the bottom bun
     
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  15. Lazerwave

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    Well tomorrow is our very last chance to know so.

    After that, we are on our own.
     
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  16. TransformNRoll

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    Yup and I'll reply to you (if I can find you in all of this lol) if I'm wrong
     
  17. M'Kyuun

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    I wish, for once, Hasbro would elucidate exactingly the reason for not doing a gun mode. I\'m aware of 15 U.S.C. 5001 Penalties for entering into commerce of imitation firearms which seems to be circumnavigable by having the imitation gun bear a marking approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Whether that marking comes with a fee, I don\'t know. However, to my understanding from reading the reg, a toy gun can be manufactured legally which means a proper G1 Megatron is technically feasible. Barring that, Takara is under no such regulation, so I\'d be happy to see them release an SS86 Megatron that turns into a Walther P-38 for the Asian market which would open an avenue for those of us who want a proper G1 Megatron for their CHUG collection.
     
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  18. JonzyYT

    JonzyYT Studio Series is great again!

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    I saw JT's post about him reading a book earlier.

    I really thought we were about to get Studio Series Seymour Simmons.
    Screenshot 2024-02-23 2.04.09 AM.png

     
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  19. BethCyra

    BethCyra I NEED MP BiG CONVOY (Rumored)

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    I get the desire friend but right now would be a horrible time to introduce a Gun Megs to the American market and the fact is it’s unlikely that Hasbro produces a toy they can’t sell
     
  20. cruelbot12k

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    on a completely serious note i would absolutely kill for some generations nekomimis
     
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