Cybertron Con China 2016

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tony_Bacala, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Good, more for the rest of us.
     
  2. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    ^ that's old.

    Source material aside, same size head across the board seems like a terrible idea. Deluxe head on Voyager, or Leader bot? Small head syndrome.
     
  3. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Energon Enthusiast

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    That's why the Leaders have helmets, and the faceplates on the Titanmasters are proportioned differently depending on the size class they're intended for.
     
  4. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    Ok, HeadMaster Optimus wears another helmet on the head, a HelmetMasterHead Optimus :) 

    I saw Sentinel at ToysRUs, to me the head seems small. It makes the rest of body, chest, legs, heels, look huge.

    Anyway, aren't interchangeable heads supposed to be part of the line gimmick intended (forced)? In reality a deluxe head won't look right on Voyager size or Leader bot, even with off color helmet, crown, or other aid. All I'm saying.
     
  5. lordcryotek

    lordcryotek M'Hael

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    This is one of the main shortcomings of the line, IMO. I'm digging most of the Titanmasters, but the interchangeability is nowhere near the level of, say, Minicons. The Deluxes seem to work pretty well with the gimmick, but the leaders shown so far look weird with anything but their own head. They should have just kept the gimmick for the Deluxes and used a different one for the Leaders, like Powermasters or something. That or made two size classes of Titanmasters, the helmet gimmick is very restricting
     
  6. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    I like the gimmick, but it'd would have worked a ton better (imho) if they'd gone: Deluxe = Targetmaster, Voyager Headmaster, Leader Headmaster w/ Helmet gimmick (basically Brainmasters) ~ all the ~master figures could have been scaled notably larger, ala T30 Scoops Targetmasters

    And, while people in general have embraced the line positively, i think there'd be a lot more acceptance of "random character" being a Targetmaster instead of a Headmaster.

    Only knock on this plot, is Chromedome (as well as Siren and Nightbeat) would be way to large as Voyagers
     
  7. Avon

    Avon Well-Known Member

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    Tho sixshot looks great, I've been looking at some photos of him on diamchoc's CB feed and I think he'll have some restrictions on his shoulder articulation. Specifically, I'm pretty sure whilst he can raise his arms out to the sides (to a degree) from his arms being straight against his sides, I don't think he can move them outwards if they're outstretched in front of him (not a great description, apols). Not going to bother everybody, but a deal killer for me. Still looks great tho!
     
  8. Windsweeper II

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    Agreed. I like that idea Artiepants.
    But what bothers me most about OP though are the aoe Lockdown doorhands.
    That just lools terrible imo.
     
  9. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    I own TR Powermaster Optimus. He looks fine with all TiMs, thanks to the helmet. Not sure where folks are getting the idea that he suddenly looks worse or smaller with a different one...the helmet size stays the same.
     
  10. ca12nag3

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    I own the Powermaster too. There is little concern with the head size on each class mainly because all the leaders have helmets. Voyagers get side pieces or masks. It really is not a big issue.

    My main gripe with Voyager prime still is that its Octane. We all know it. If he ever was a "plane" had a "plane" mode I do not care.
    The biggest thing is that it is a (p)repaint, again.
    Powermaster Prime a remold from Ultra Magnus, and then there is Motormaster who was (p)re-tooled/painted as Prime.
    When do we get a real prime? One that is not a reused mold?
    I supose the red/white/blue paint job does the trick each time but to me its getting old.
    What should have been done is a true powermaster prime. Then I would get off the issue. This Voyager does not help the issue.

    As far as Megatron goes, I am far more forgiving. I do not remember Megs having many pre-uses from other molds. The legends mold I don't even count.
    And the tank looks fine without the junk stuck on it like that base turret.
    The Jet is sweet but we already know it will be Blitzwing. That said the Jet looks gorgeous. And the robot mode is a knock out the park.
    Voyager Prime looks wonky.
    It is the first time for me that a same size megs outdoes a prime.

    As for other stuff going on, love the sharkticon and the kickback instant pick ups. Bumblebee I will probably get for a new mold. But thats that.
     
  11. denebian

    denebian I've got better things to do tonight...

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    While everyone assumes Megatron will be retooled/repainted into Blitzwing (and I am too), I think I'm more excited that Megatron could be retooled/repainted into a Voyager body for the existing Skytread (Flywheels) Titan Master. Or we could just stick Skytread's head on the Blitzwing repaint.
     
  12. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    I finally found a better look at Deluxe Breakaway from the back of Hot Rod's packaging that's not at a bad angle:
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    Looks very much like the leaked color guide.
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  13. Lord Dcast

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    Breakaway looks nice from the colour guide, but as far as repaints go I'm already getting Chromedome so I don't really need him. My usual rule is 'one toy per mould' unless I'm utterly blown away by the figure, like MMC's Azalea or Weijiang's M01 Commander'.

    Or the Seekers. Everyone has to make an exception for the Seekers.
     
  14. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Yeah, It's just not Getaway without his door shoulder pads for me.
     
  15. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    That mold doesn't make a particularly great Chromedome or Getaway. I really hope TakaraTomy comes up with something better for Lightfoot.
     
  16. BladeStorm

    BladeStorm All Prime, All the time!

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    For those interested here are my photos from Cybertroncon:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHskEqajU2

    I'm also slowly processing videos of the event.
    For those interested in a video walk around of the Titans Return figures:
    https://youtu.be/iQ6n1OneeOs

    For those interested in Peter Cullen's Saturday panel:
    https://youtu.be/KzxUn4VA2es

    This was my first Transformers con and my first time videoing this kind of thing so I apologise for being such a novice at it.
    More videos from the event will go up as I get time to process them including the second Peter Cullen panel from the Sunday. Hope some of you might enjoy seeing these. :) 
     
  17. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

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    Thanks. The video was very well done and you got some good shots!

    Don't, for a novice that was better then some of the site coverage by people who should be doing a much better job I've seen at other sites. You moved slowly and allowed the camera to keep focus, a good job, really. Taking photos of objects behind glass at a public event is quite difficult, so don't feel bad about those either.

    So I'll say it again, thanks for the pictures and the cases walkthrough.
     
  18. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Scale Charts are pointless.

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    Guess we're not gonna see that second head for Optimus anytime soon.
     
  19. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Whatever they'll do, he'll have the most boring "show-accurate" color scheme since Unite Warriors Sunstreaker.
     
  20. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

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    What would have made it better? Chromedome looks perfect to me. Especially vehicle mode.