Comic universe flame and Emirate Xxaron

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

  1. Sixo

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    Thanks both! It was a very welcome surprise to be asked
     
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    Awesome stuff.
     
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    Yeah, Xaaron is from Refraktor/Reflector and Flame is from Game Megatron.

    Evan told me that the reason for using Refraktor over a Megatron toy (given Xaaron's comic appearance is typically based on the body of the Decepticon leader) was that it would be a better size but still with the right blocky build to work versus other characters.
     
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    So that's Straxus and these two for me despite the comic shading.

    I guess I really am a whore for new first time toys of characters. :lol 

    Edit: Hopefully Flame fixes the problem that Gamer Megatron had.
     
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    Xaaron from Siege Relfector and Flame from WFC Gamer Megatron. great.
     
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    Refrakor.
     
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    Love how the community was able to figure out who this pack would be just from seeing a tiny bit of a hand and shoulder.
     
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    Hasbro still did a good job keeping these and Straxus under wraps! This wave was really well hidden all around.
     
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    Yeah, Evan's reasoning was spot-on here. I don't think most would have been happy with a Xaaron that towers over Impactor, unless they pulled out the Cyberverse Deluxe, which wouldn't have fit stylistically.
     
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    Great stuff!
     
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    Thanks for the info!

    Weirdly fine with it? Bro was always a short king.
    200px-Xaaronimpactor.jpg

    The altmode screams the weird cybertron bullshit of the comics and I love it. I can totally see them trying to reuse this tooling for a Deluxe Megatron in the future.
     
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    Oh, he actually told you a bit about the design process? Was it just about the mold choice for Xaaron or he say anything else of note?
     
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    I think that was a great choice. He more than looks the part in robot mode, and I appreciate his alt mode being unusual to reflect its ancient roots.
     
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    Xaaron is kind of a runt, just like Reflector. Great mold use.
     
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    Wow! Definitely a pair I did not see coming!
     
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    I got some other good info - I have a sample of both toys arriving soon (was supposed to be here yesterday but it got held up!) and will be dropping a full vid with more details on my YT asap
     
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    damn, nice!

    they really found a way to make us buy that Gamertron mold, huh..
     
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    Based on how his knees are posed, it really looks like they kept those damned reversed hooks on the back of Flame that pointlessly hinder things. :( 
     
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    That yellow chest a deluxe megatron pretool? Maybe to go along with deluxe g1 prime.
     
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    *sigh*

    So much for that hope.