Anyone else bummed out about Earthrise?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Maximus Danz, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Preach Starscream

    Preach Starscream Well-Known Member

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    The coneheads were based on the seeker mold. So they actually look like Starscream, not the other way around.

    Yeah, building an interconnecting city sounds like it'll be fun. Especially with all the micromasters running around.
     
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  2. griffn29

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    I see all the Earthrise toys as equal in appeal, so I am curious what rubbed you the wrong way about those particular figures?
     
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    i mean....this mold looks CHONKY and not sleek

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  4. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz A.K.A Sex Pistol No. 4

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    Just the fact that they are slots that we could cave gotten characters we haven't seen in awhile or updated to the new standard, but instead just redos of Figures we have perfectly fine versions of. It rubbed me the wrong way because I feel like it sets a president for this stuff.
     
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  5. tigatron2002

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    the coneheads were no more "CHONKY" than the regular seekers
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  6. Preach Starscream

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    That's what the Coneheads always looked like too. They were literally the same mold with different wings. That's all that separated the toys.
     
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  7. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz A.K.A Sex Pistol No. 4

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    That and Artistic license ;) 
     
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    I feel like whereas Siege looks almost exclusively like Starscream's character model, the ER version looks more like a compromise between Starscream and the coneheads, just as ER Hoist looks more like a compromise between Hoist and Trailbreaker's VERY DIFFERENT animation models than just looking like Hoist.

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  9. Beastwarsfan95

    Beastwarsfan95 Sausage puns are the wurst

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    I forgot how chubby Hoist's character model was.
     
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    Yeah, makes sense. I love Hoist and I couldn’t bring myself to get him. Looks better as TB in my opinion:

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    (screenshot from a video by Chefatron, I didn't know this image was already 'released')
     
  11. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz A.K.A Sex Pistol No. 4

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    That's a digibash by @Keylii Prillaman , The head is from CW Trailbreaker:
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    Hasbro is also known to do more retooling and less straight repaints.
     
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    Ah, figures.
     
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    I'll be honest, after all the figures I got from Siege, my wallet could use a cooling-off period. :lol  Still gotta get Omega, too.
     
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    Same here. I'd be dead trying to find a Fort Max so I could get Skorpy - but I need a new laptop(and not one under 800 either:oops: ).
     
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    Studio series is the superior generations line right now
     
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    As I see it, Metroplex and the other citybots are still active, and operate as they "control" the day to day aspect of their city mode, lights, systems, etc. for the robots that are living inside them. Same with Omega... in the cartoons you can hear him talking as he navigates, flies, and does everything.

    But the rest is kinda part of what actually doesn't really work with the series as a whole.. the millions of years thing to me will always be just extremely bad and lazy writing... I'd would consider a few thousand years being plausible, but above that, it really fades out of being realistic (as much as a cartoon/fictional story can be).

    The guns thing is something I find silly, but can be worked, as they are part of the battle but not "targets" to be destroyed like a shield would be and also offers to being able to control who can use them... and their time as a gun is limited to the battle time.

    The heads thing.. actually works great to me, as the headmaster can be representative of the "robot's" true self and function in a smaller scale, and as a head, can control the large sized body with the extra power, or ride the alt mode. In a way, helps explains the why TFs are vehicles that take on humanoid sized pilots/passengers.

    But a road that just lays there... TFs have been completely humanized and should be accepted that they are to same as humans for their psychology and emotions buildup. Lots of stories have been about depressed (or other such emotions) TFs and the likes. YOu can't have both "they are aliens and are completely different from us" only when it's convenient, and then have them be 100% human-like for everything else.

    The day job thing is actually funny, thanks for the giggle there. But for that, I can just see the scenario of the other Transformers going..."Hey, let's go down this street.. hey, where the heck is it....! AHHHHHH!" *CRASH* .. In the background, Roadkid is going.. "my shift was over, screw them!" as he swings a glass of energon downs.
     
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    Im disappointed Astroscope was removed from Skylynx even though we never saw it. That was a nice intriguing little extra on an amazing looking premium priced transformer .
     
  18. smf2045

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    I'm bummed out that the articulation in the Earthrise figures that I have doesn't seem quite as good as it is in the Siege figures that I have.

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    Starscream doesn't have a turning waist or rotating wrists. He also has a skid plate in robot mode behind his thighs that prevents his legs from moving all the way back at the hips.

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    Astrotrain has the same rigid skidplate and lack of wrist articulation, but at least he has a turning waist.

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    Even ER Optimus Prime has butt-kibble that limits his leg and waist articulation, especially compared to his Siege figure.

    These things might seem like nit-picks to some, but they really annoy me. IMHO, Generations has always been about greater articulation, and these figures' designs feel like a step backward.
     
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  19. Oniconvoy

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    I absolutely agree with you on the articulation issue. ER Screamer is more visually appealing and has the G1 aesthetic in his favor, but I just can’t get past his limitations in articulation relative to the Siege version.
     
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  20. PoptiOptimime

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    Forget the OP waist swivel, and badonkadonk. I’ll give you something to complain about.

    Rotate both ER and S thighs...

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