Beast megatron and cyclonus on Instagram

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by transform75, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. AutobotAvalanche

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    Just comes down to how much you value accuracy. For me "it's accurate" is an explanation, never a defense.
     
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    Incessant nitpicking is the right of every senti...er, Transformers fan.
     
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    I have Grapple, who was a massive disappointment in how cheaply made he was, and Starscream who's good. I plan to get the Seeker 2 pack, Sky-lynx and Scorponok. Otherwise that's it. I'm hemming and hawing over getting Snapdragon because I have Apeface, but honestly Earthrise is just super unappealing.

    But isn't that backwards from what's being discussed? Aren't people claiming the face isn't accurate, and that it's a problem because of that?

    Also, accuracy is valued a lot by Transformers fans, I feel like that's widely understood. But okay, even ignoring accuracy, this Cyclonus is clean, lean, has zero kibble besides his wings. He has a gorgeous alt mode that's sleek and full unlike the gappy atrocity that was the Universe one. Even not comparing it to the animation model, it's an incredible figure that's clearly well-made, and only gets better once you compare it to the animation model.
     
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    Agreed. This is the definitive Cyclonus.
     
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    From the moment the first official images of Cyclonus' alt-mode were released, I knew there was something uncanny about how much more proportionate and sleek it appeared, but I assumed (for some bizarre reason) it was an optical illusion due to those initial leaked prototype images being unpainted, rather than the significantly more likely possibility that the leaker simply mistransformed the figure. Doh!

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    It's patently obvious from the above comparison that there is an entire section of the nose that is undeployed in the image on the right!

    Cyclonus has, along with the Decepticon Targetmasters, one of my favourite Cybertronian jet designs in the history of the franchise. Now that we've finally seen the official transformation, that alt-mode design - the proportions, the lines - absolutely sings; everything in perfect harmony.

    Noice.

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    Cyc has a big ass chin but he is still rad. If we give him is soulpatch he looks even radder.

    Souclonus.jpg
     
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    Wait, so Cyclonus isn't an SS86 figure? Or are we getting two....?
     
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    1 Cyclonus, he is Kingdom along with Galvatron. Scourge is SS86
     
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  9. THE-TRANSFORMER

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    Thanks for the info.

    Seems a little odd though doesn't it that Scourge, Hotrod and Kup are all SS but Cyclonus and Galvartron are not?

    Going to drive MISB collectors crazy.
     
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    Don’t forget Earthmode ultra Magnus is also Kingdom.
     
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    Not really. Springer was Siege, Arcee is Earthrise/Kingdom, Ultra Magnus is Siege/Kingdom, Rodimus Prime is Kingdom. There’s already precedent for 86 guys in WFC
     
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    Wish he had the soulpatch, now that I think about it it's a low-key facial hair connection to Scourge. And it just looks pretty good for the design.
     
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    True, I just assumed we'd get another springer in a couple years after they did the rest of the cast in SS.

    Didn't know about Magnus and Rodimus being in Kingdom (falling behind on my news).

    Thanks again for the info.

    It's getting less and less likely that We get a Sureshot or Slapdash now :( 
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't expect any of the WFC guys to get do overs in SS, otherwise what is the point of doing dead prime and the pit of judgement (both of which are specifically tied to the movie) in WFC rather than SS. SS86 pretty much just exists to plug holes in WFC
     
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    I know he's only really been shown next to the smaller figures directly but Cyclonus looks really BIG for a Voyager. I'm really curious how tall he actually is.
     
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    Agree with the goatie etc, the lack of that is. But easily remedied with any scrap Reprolable decal colored dark gray or black. I also gave my G1 Wreck-Gar his own red colored facial hairs using decal scraps.
     
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    Still feels really haphazard though. Like, Jazz goes in the TFTM dedicated line but not most of the characters that actually debuted and starred in TFTM? Scourge goes in the the TFTM line but not Galvatron and Cyclonus? It's like they threw darts with a blindfold on.
     
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    Maybe they did:lol  It is a little odd and haphazard, but at least we're getting all of the characters. The could have just picked some random ones to stick in Wfc and said eff the rest. But they decided to split the characters across two lines that way we could get more of them
     
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    It’s like when the had generations figures spread across generations and reveal the shield
     
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    Insert "The Office" they're-the-same-picture meme.

    Because they are the same. Count the seams. Above the tip of the cockpit window, in both pictures, you have

    -Blue ears segment
    -Blue and silver paint segment
    -Silver paint only segment
    -Spike tip

    Or is the argument that something else is different instead?
     
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