Cybertron fest 2023 - Titan Tidal Wave, Origin Wheeljack, More

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Nov 28, 2023.

  1. B-Fox

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    So I decided to dig out my ML Shockwave to compare to United Titan Tidal Wave and ... did his torso discolor or was it always this dark compared to the other parts ?

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  2. Dark Starscream

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    I'm expecting about $229.99.
     
  3. Vanya

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    TR works because both alt modes are made up alien vehicles that could look like just about anything.
    Legacy has a pretty good bot mode, an decent train mode, and a trash shuttle mode that looks like it's still under construction.
    AFAIC they have never done a good G1 triple changer besides Spring because alien vehicles for alt modes.
     
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  4. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    Retools of Titans are pretty rare and - let's be totally honest - a D-list character like Broadside won't warrant one. Tidal Wave featured prominently in the Armada show and he's just cool af. Dumb as a bag of rocks, but cool.

    Though I suppose the logic behind Titan Broadside is "they made the Ark and Nemesis into characters who did not previously exist in any form, so why not?"

    I'd be happy with a Commander Broadside who has a smaller component a la Star Saber that turns into a jet but can also combine with his armor/main body to become the larger robot.

    Hell, if you want a fun reference to his having two robot mode designs, have the smaller Deluxe/Voyager-sized one turn into the version with the funky head.
     
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  5. Dark Starscream

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    Yeah, I totally would have bought a repaint of TR Broadside as Micromaster Flattop!
     
  6. Dark Starscream

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    Well Hasbro had already got some money from me just from this annoucement...

    I picked up Armada Megatron from Walmart today... for $55 (ouch).

    I don't usually collect Armada, so this was an add-on just for Tidal Wave.
     
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  7. BlurrCool

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    230$??? Sigh, time to start saving
     
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    two broadsides is a terrible idea

    i doubt it's going to be 230. it'll probably be closer to 200 like all the other titans
     
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    It's been a mainstay of the franchise from the beginning.

    Do I need to tap the sign?

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    I don't remember what waves Springer and Astrotrain were in, but they were both Siege. I don't see why Astrotrain would be too recent but Springer's ok. And before anyone says that Astrotrain was also an Earthrise package refresh, Earthrise Arcee already got a Studio Series do-over, and Optimus is getting one next year.

    That being said, while a better Astrotrain is high on my SS86 wish list I'm certainly not advocating against SS86 Constructicons. Although I figure a potential SS86 Astrotrain (and/or Blitzwing) would be Leader classes again, but this time with their budgets being spent on better engineering rather than a tender full of guns or Evo-Fusion Hulk hands, while the Constructicons are still probably Voyagers.
     
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    jetfire was also the same size as hot shot

    make that of what you will
     
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    Tidal Wave\'s smaller turrets look like those on Yamato\'s Gamillas warships. 
     
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    Legitimately forgot about masterpiece hoist
     
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    Wheeljack is pretty cool. Robot mode could use a little more paint detail, but obviously these are very fun for fans.

    Tidal Wave looks nice, but he doesn't really do anything that interesting and the fact he comes with an entire other Tidal Wave just to combine with Megatron seems like a waste to me. I didn't need nor want this at Titan size.

    Also I notice the parts that attach to Megatron's lower arms don't seem to be attached there? And they look kind of janky. The original combination is probably the worst upgrade combination in the history of TransFormers, but at least you could see a couple of missiles in there.
     
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  15. Joburg Guy

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    Oh, oh, time to revive an old gripe of mine!!!!

    TR Misfire reissue When?????!!!!
     
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    "Not that big" is very subjective. Transformers scale is very wacky.. Hell tidalwave has a leader scale frequently (as has been shown in this thread) in the cartoon. If anything, that cements that broadside needs to be BIG.
     
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    Oh, please NO! That's just far too expensive for me.

    I'm having trouble talking myself into 200
     
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    I agree on Springer... He's good where he's at. I disagree on your opinions of astro though. All things considered, each mode is good with robot suffering the most imo.

    TR is so dated and out of "scale".... My subjective opinion of what the scale should be for him?.... That he doesn't even compare to WFC.
     
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    Blitzwing's jet mode is not fabulous. Therefore his figure overall cannot be fabulous, only merely something lesser than fabulous.
     
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  20. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    In Blitzwing's defense, the real-life jet that mode is based on (the Russian MiG-25) is a notorious piece of crap, so it's less than fabulous in more ways than one
     
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