Botcon 2016 Technobots Robot Modes Display Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onslaught24, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Let's be positive, at least Hasbro's Computron has elbows.
     
  2. incapable hulk

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    No one has been proven to be wrong. People weren't complaining about this Afterburner, they were unhappy about the one Hasbro showed on the slide, the toys box and then in the official stock photography they released and sent out.

    Being proven wrong suggests that there was some speculation involved when there wasn't. Hasbro said "this is the toy" by showing the images and not saying "the actual toy will have a different head"


    Really pleased this has the new head sculpt for the folks buying it. I thought it was weird that they'd gone to the trouble of taking the new wind screen from Takara's - but not the head.
     
  3. AutobotAlvaron

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    I really prefer Hasbro Strafe's wings to Takara' s, they're almost identical to the G1 toy. Are those main leg-wings attached by a pin? If not, would it be possible to swap them onto the Takara Strafe? I realize that they're different molds, but maybe the wing connections are similar sizes?

    Also, I'm really liking Hasbro' s Afterburner' s color so much better than Takara 's, except for the green canopy/eyes. I wish I could afford both sets to parts-swap.
     
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    There's also been some misconception about the official Technobot images. None of those were CG renders like the late CW and TR stuff. All the Computron stuff was photographs of the actual figures, meaning that Hasbro had a physical Afterburner with the new windshield and (probably mistakenly) without the new head. I mean, I'm glad to see that he's getting the new head, but don't get butthurt when people are misinformed because of Hasbro's screw-up. They're a multi-billion dollar corporation, a few online comments won't hurt them, and they don't need to be defended.
     
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    I must own Scrounge
     
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    I'd need Scrounge if only to fix it with a better head... but a one Legends-class figure is not worth it. :/
     
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    And better Ankles.

    I mean, Takara isn't always perfect. Sometimes we need to cut Hasbro (the father of the series?) some slack.
     
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    Thanks. I was getting dizzy!
     
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    Nope. Still not enough to sway me over. Takara still takes it for me.
     
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    The wings on strafe's legs don't even fold in.
    I'll be going Unite Warriors this time around.
     
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    I will pass judgment after I see hasbro and takara action figures side by side together
     
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    Out of curiosity, which bots are the originals, repaints, and retools? And how does it compare to Unite Warriors(Takara)?
     
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    They do not need to be bashed either. They are a corporation and therefore impartial. They don't have any vendettas against the collectors. They don't troll people with their releases. They are people doing their jobs and making toys.

    And I honestly haven't seen anyone defending Hasbro. All that I have seen was more like "I like this better than the other, really."


    I admit that every time I see Nosecone, I see Brawl in paint trying to be a stealthy spy and failing.
     
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    CW
    Scattershot-Silverbolt Retool. New bot head and Alt mode parts.
    Afterburner-Groove Retool. New head and canopy.
    Nosecone-Brawl Retool. New drill piece to replace tank turret.
    Strafe-Air Raid retool. New wings, head, and alt mode cockpit.
    Lightspeed-Straight redeco of Streetwise.

    UW
    Scattershot-Further retool of CW Scattershot. New bot and combiner chest, new combiner head, new bot kneecaps in addition to CW retooling. New guns.
    Afterburner-Same as CW. New guns.
    Nosecone-Rook Retool. New head, drill, guns, treads, and armature for drill.
    Strafe-UW Blast-Off retool. New head, shoulder wings, altmode wings, altmode canopy, guns.
    Lightspeed-Wheeljack retool. New head and guns.
     
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    Yeah,i'm guessing Hasbro is either trying to keep things minimalist to focus all the money on titans returns and/or any other future lines...
     
  16. rikkomba

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    Thanks!
     
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    Scrounge!?!? Blaster be proud....

    As for Computrion, while Im picking up most of the the United Warriors Designs, I'm Gonna be a cheapo with him and go hasbro. I'm not made of gold, yah know
     
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    Beautifully comprehensive but sadly makes it that much harder to choose!
     
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    So Strafe, Afterburner, and Scattershot all have new heads.

    I can live with that and save the extra $40 towards whatever Takara may still have in store.
     
  20. Hot Shot.

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    Well, that's one less head to get 3D printed. Lightspeed looks kinda awkward with all the excess white, but it's not the best mold choice to begin with. Nosecone looks fine to me, and the rest look fantastic.