3A DLX Blitzwing

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by decemberist, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Music

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    I'm pretty it was just Hasbro who decided all of the names since they're the ones producing the merchandising and acquiring the trademarks. It's clear he was just a generic Seeker, not actually Starscream himself. Even Knight that this is not Starscream but he looks like Starscream because all of the Seekers were pretty much a clone of him. Unfortunately, someone gave him a bad name (probably Hasbro). Shatter and Dropkick were called Decepticon Rangers in the concept art and the fact that their names weren't said in the film supports the theory that the names were decided later on, not when they had designed these characters. If we ever see a concept art of Blitzwing that says something generic like "Seeker", that would verify my theory.
     
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    Well if you saw the movie anyway, you know what Starscream looks like anyway compared to this.

    Besides, the Seeker doesn't talk like Starscream or act like him either.
     
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    You seem to have watched the movie, so you should know why he wasn't called Starscream. (But I won't spoil any plot.)

    And personally, I feel the colors worked well for the design, and NOT for Starscream. Instead we got Starscream on Cybertron which was awesome. Idunno why Blitzwing was called Blitzwing, but in a movie sense the colors make more sense and look more badass than unnatural purple and tan, and the name if you think about it fits how the model looks if you don't think about the G1 version.

    Personally I see this as an RiD Grimlock kind of situation (either show applies) where a different character just had the same name, and it works. He's a freaking winged badass with guns and a gas mask. Blitzwing is a perfect name.
     
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  4. Matt-o-matic

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    Though to avoid the complaints etc. the movie and Hasbro could've just called him Decrpticon Seeker and be done with it.
     
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    I got excited until I read the words "non-transformable".
     
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    Looks it’s been there and done already.
    But it was good to see a proper starscream on Cybertron.
    Very true. I would like to see the general concept art for this film. Seems like it would explain a lot and give some good ideas. How long did it take to see TLK concept art?
     
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  7. iOnlyEatEnergon

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    That articulation! :eek:  Seriously love that you guys pushed that area with this DLX line.

    Great sense of innovation and engineering there. You can see how there's a small flap that opens on the big shoulder armor to allow the arm to go up so high.
     
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    YES! I was hoping he would be next. Loved his design in the movie.
     
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    Without a doubt one of my favorite movie designs.  I think he was a great blend of Bay and G1 seeker design
     
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    I know, it just like writter make this dialog to point on his name. It could be coincidence or purpose. Pick what you want.

    What about Brawl/Devastator? Bay renamed him just like that. But you point on main problem with movies and toys, there are concept arts with codenames and that sometimes make a little mess, like with Nitro.

    This could open another issue named "is it reboot or prequel?" But it would be a shame to give Starscream only this short screen time. I just do not understand why Shatter and Dropkick get not so popular name, but this seeker got this one.

    Well, with two other triplechanger in movie, I expected something more from him.

    I have feeling like scenes from Cybertron has been changed. Other seekers does not have gas mask, right?
     
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    looks great.. not sure why we cant get a studio series figure of blitzwing though?

    what action figure did they use as charlie?
     
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    I know he boasts 51 points of articulation, but is he going to have waist articulation? Even if he does it looks like it'll be pretty limited
     
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    this is just my theory.. probably because this 'blitzwing' are short-lived in movie, and starscream are too popular to be killed in first movie, hasbro maybe decide keeping starscream to be main villain in future installment.
     
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    This DLX Scale is shaping up to be incredible. I cannot wait!
     
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    It's a from a 3 3/4 scale line called zombie lab, it looks like this figure:

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    but with the head from this figure for a more appropriate hair color:

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    Yes.
     
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    I can agree with that. If they make him with light blue lines insteed red, they could name him Bitstream.
     
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    Now do an accurate Shatter and Dropkick
     
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    To quote Ironhide in Transformers (2007) "It's Starscream!"
     
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    Seeing these two now has me thinking I'll call it quits with the mpm movie line besides the first 5 Autobots. I can deal without transformation for a more accurate unhindered robot mode.
     
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