Comic universe flame and Emirate Xxaron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Oktiduz, Jun 13, 2024.

  1. T-Hybrid

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    Even Hot Rod is like "don't you think that's a bit much?"

    They're part of his alt, yes. But I don't think they get in the way of transformatin.
     
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  2. Scornstream

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    Looks that way. For robot they're pegged into the side of his legs but for alt mode they're pegged into his arms.
     
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  3. Mister D

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    No attachment to the characters so I'll likely pass (at least until they hit clearance) but I love the deep dive and creative mold re-use.
     
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    I will buy the pack and sell flame right away I don't need him I don't like him.
    But my God xxaron looks so bulky and menacing.
    Screenshot 2024-06-13 6.38.48 AM.png
     
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  5. Mister D

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    My guess is we get the traditional leader 'Wave this year (as has been reported) and PurpleWave will be released in the second or third run of comic accurate figures in 2025 or 2026.
     
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  7. KnightHawkke

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    Except for the picture, that whole post was needless.
     
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  8. Neko-bot77

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    Think they'll fix the knee assembly problem that GE Megatron had for Flame?
     
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  9. Darth Gonzo

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    It would be funny if somehow the new Soundwave is purple.
     
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    For a character who never actually transformed, I'm really okay with there being some partsforming
     
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  11. MeGrimlock78

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    I didn't even realize that was a repaint of Laster. My JG1 and European TF knowledge is clearly lacking.
    Thanks guys! Information is good.
     
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    15th anniversary, not 25th. But still.
     
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    No idea who these bots are, but the fact that these two autobots are made from Megatron molds is hilarious to me.


    edit: Wait nvm, its Reflector, still funny tho.
     
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    Well the Flame is evil so it works.
     
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    Do wish Flame had a more craaaaaazy face. Like this one. But even so, super happy we got him.

    Only now realized that Xaaron is not made of Siege Soundwave, but Reflector!

    Isn't Xaaron made from Reflector?
    Though he SHOULD be made from Megatron, as the G1 comic design was originally, just G1 Megatron with a gold head - and based more on the toy G1 Megs head. :) 
     
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    HOLYYYYYY FUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKK YAEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:buttrock :buttrock :buttrock 
     
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    Hasbro should retool and re-release him with gold plastic so that when you try to transform him, he permanently breaks.
     
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    I think you'll find it's fackin' Furzday, lad.
     
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  19. butz

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    Refractor was easily the best choice for Xaaron. Even though his design was originally based on G1 Megatron, any of the recent Megatron molds would've been too bulky and aggressive looking to fit the character. While Perceptor generally has the right simple, blocky shape, he's too tall compared to figures like Impactor. Refractor might still be too big, but at least he's on the smaller side.
    The alt mode looks kinda silly, but that's superfluous for a character that famously never transformed. A cool alt mode design would've been nice, but not at the expense of what character accuracy they were able to pull off with a retool.
     
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    I'm surprised they even bothered to retool him into a tank, to be honest. As while that is what he was supposed to turn into, like you say, he never transformed and didn't have any kibble at all in the comics.

    Which, in a way, means the partsforming of the treads actually allows you to choose to make him more comic-accurate if you so wanted to by just omitting his kibble altogether.
     
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