Combiner Wars Victorion Official Reveal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. T-Hybrid

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    The way the choices were set-up, risk was high of fans voting a dupe limb. My guess is everybody voted a helicopter and one of the two jets. So the copters won BOTH votes because the two jets split the rest.

    Surprised we didn't get two dragsters for legs considering it was the most unique of the three car options. Though I credit the vote coming at a time when those cars weren't available yet for why that worked out. Everybody had Drag Strip, everybody wanted the other two cars.

    Likewise why Hot Spot won. Of the three options, everybody had Silverbolt and Prime, or was going to get Motormaster. So Hot Spot won because it was new.
     
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    I can't honestly say I disagree with you on that second count. If I did, that would be like saying I think all the women should look like this:
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    Or this:
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    But I really have to disagree with your other point about Strongarm. And I must say, I think I prefer the Impossible-to-transform-into-anything-looks-like-a-supermodel body type over the redeco-of-a-male-character-with-feminine-colours-and-lipstick body type. Obviously though, neither is ideal. What Hasbro and the companies that make the comics and shows should be able to do is strike a nice balance between them, resulting in a believable female character, which I think is what they managed with Strongarm. She was designed to be a female, and therefore has female proportions, and no jarring, distinctly male features. I guarantee you, with the possible exception of that one with lipstick, that a layman would look at those toys and assume they are male. And I'm not saying that gender-swapped redecoes are doomed to fail, but these were particularly bad choices. Even Glyph looks more feminine, and the reason is that Bumblebee doesn't have any distinctly male features.

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    That kitty rocks ^__^
     
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    Honestly, the helicopters make good arms so I'm not upset we got two, I am disappointed that they didn't retool the vehicle modes to distinguish them. All they had to do was round something or make a nose more square. Simple stuff really. Also, just because it hasn't been said enough... That's a terrible color scheme. To all the people who chose it because the vote card reminded you of leokizar, ya done messed up.
     
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    Yeah, I would have love to buy this figure with a realistic paint scheme, and by realistic, I don't necessarily mean something like a movie look or anything, as they are a new team, I just mean a more traditional color scheme. Having them all this horrid green and red mix is insane. Maybe we'll get lucky and they will make an alternate color version, since they are big into repaints already. I'd love it if they used the colors of the G1 female bots, or using the colors of the recent generations figures for Chromia and Arcee. Just not understanding why anyone would vote for that color scheme. The voters must have been trolling, and hoping it would work, because to me, it's just incredible that they would go this route.
     
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    Rikkmaery Lurking Forever

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    The voters were expecting orange with detailing done in teal probably, instead of the 50/50 mess we got.
     
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    I have never understood the point of sexualizing robots.

    That also goes for those Yaoi doujinshis featuring them that are mostly designed for fangirls.
     
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    I don't get why her head is so tall, the tall crests are fine, but the top of the head? Looks stupid... I'll have to look into trimming that...
     
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    Looks like a Christmas tree... Hasbro picking good paint apps as usual.
     
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    Has there been no news on this set since the announcement? I haven't seen anything, no release date, nothing.
     
  11. grindcore138

    grindcore138 桐生会は不滅なり!

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    According to Kapow Toys in the UK Victorion drops in April.
    Board member char_leigh recently got their hands on Victorion through a seller on eBay and posted a bunch of images in this here thread a few days ago: Combiner Wars Victorion Unboxing Video
     
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    I managed to order my set from Ebay, got it for 105. Most are going for higher, and I saw them at TCP for 125 I believe, maybe a bit more or less. I wanted to buy them from there, but I didn't have cash. I did have a bit of credit from Paypal, so I had to go with them at Ebay. Always prefer TCP, but cash is tight, and paying them for some other figures at the moment. Its good that the set is out though, so people can find them right now if they want them:)