Cybertron Con China 2016

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

  1. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    Thanks for the cool pictures :) 
     
  2. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    And knowing Hasbro, we'll end up getting a Getaway that is off White.
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I can't wait for to get this manipulative bastard.

    I'm cool with this being a retool of Chromedome.
     
  4. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    Wow, thanks for the pix, much better detail then most of what I've seen before ~ some thoughts on what new details i saw:

    Bumblebee isn't as good as i thought ~ compared to the classic mold the moved the doors to his arms to de-bulk his torso, he looks SUPER tubby, and it's not at all helped by his Tyrannosaurus forearms.

    Alpha Trion looks really impressive in bot mode, just dripping with detail.

    Gnaw is adorable and looks to have a clever/interesting transformation, but the fists hanging of the back of his feet are pretty egregious, and the flat/hollow thighs look a tad weird.

    I like Hotrod, but i hate that hollow ab section, looks really weird (way to "deep"). Also sad to see another completely unpainted TM. Would like some more paint in general on this mold.

    Megatron looks great (but i wish he was painted like CW), anxious to see Blitzwing, because he looks like he should be great. Hope he gets his sword.

    The lack of paint on voyager Optimus Prime is just sad ~ i only see 2 apps on his cab (silver grill/bumper and windows) The side shot with no paint on the windows, stacks, gas tanks, rims, etc is actually kind of pathetic, it literally looks like an unpainted prototype or an off-brand plastic truck you'd buy at the dollar store. Super disappointing.

    Astrotrain looks surprisingly nice in Robot mode. the color scheme works really well.

    And Sixshot still rules all. Great pic of the cough*submarine*cough mode

    Going off the rumor moll, I think it'll be included in the rumored "Speed set" with Nautica and Quickswitch (hopefully in a very 'Star Convoy' deco ~ and with a few more paint apps!!!)
     
  5. PredaconElder

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    I love that Bumblebee. A tubby version like the Animated Activators version, but with hands has always been on my wishlist.
     
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    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    i'd be fine with him being tubby, but his short legs and tiny forearms (seriously, it's like the balljoint is in the middle of his forearm) really combine to accentuate the tubbiness.
     
  7. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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  8. Smitty.1981

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    It looks like it's just one of those generic toy tigers I'm not sure why it would be in the display.
     
  9. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    It reminds me of the solid statuette used to announce MP Primal...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. PredaconElder

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    Cheap tourist souvenir. You can even see the base that comes with the statue. I think they still sell these in China.
     
  11. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    I wonder how much remolding it would take to get Tigatron out of Cheetor, with the MP coming out. And for that matter, I'm wondering why we didn't get a remold if not a repaint of Universe Cheetor as Tigatron.
     
  12. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Part of me thinks it could end up being a completely new mold. The same layout and transformation, but there's a fair bit of bulk that needs to be added.
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Only problem with that Tigatron statue is the fact that it's not CGI-accurate like Primal was.
     
  14. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Could be for Generations? He did have the role of a reconnaissance scout, sent in first to infiltrate and investigate...

    But I'm probably just jumping to conclusions.
     
  15. Dinobot Nuva

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    Possibly. Conventions like this in the past sometimes source fan or employee collections for displays like these. The extra tiger statue may have been someone's stand-in for Snowstalker.
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Verno, I root for you and your love for BW. But dude, it'd take an act of Primus to get Takara and Hasbro to decide to crank out a single mold use of a new Tigatron engineered from the ground up. I know you hate hearing it, but unless they can squeeze at least one repaint/remold from it, I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  17. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    That's the interesting thing. Cheetor is the single-use mold. You can't do a straight redeco of a cheetah into any of the other big cats.

    Tigatron, on the other hand, as a larger white tiger, has much more potential.

    There's Shadow Panther/Tripredacus Agent/Ravage:

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    As well as doing a normal tiger deco, as Tigatron's toy was originally planned to be:

    [​IMG]

    MP Beast Wars figures in the future (as well as BW figures in the Generations line) are in an interesting position. Hasbro and TT like to get as many uses out of a mold as possible, but most of the BW characters will need one-off molds.

    Essentially, Hasbro and TT will rely on wave-mates of these figures selling well to account for the lack of redeco/retool potential of the BW figures.

    But from the reaction within the fandom, I think TT's faith will be rewarded by strong sales of both MP Primal and Cheetor.
     
  18. Fallout

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    well, the statue does have anatomically accurate genitalia, and i'm pretty sure tigatron's sack was hanging around all the time in the show. you sure you're a true fan?

    oh wait, they probably censored it in the canadian version. no testies in Beasties, huh?
     
  19. Lord Dcast

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    We're more likely to get Zodiac-themed TFs instead of Beast Wars.

    (That was a Q joke BTW)
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    :lolol  That should have been the show's tagline.