Dion has LAUNCHERS!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jetfireinthesky, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Jetfireinthesky

    Jetfireinthesky Well-Known Member

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    Strong indication TFCC Dion may be Henkei Hot Shot mold

    I got the Transformers: Timelines #4 comic today and it had the tech spec for Dion. In his Weapons/Abilities section it talks about the "twin flame launchers" that "double as boosters in vechile mode." It also makes the boxing gloves ("duro-lifters") cannon.

    Fiction may differ from the actual toy so I'm not sure this counts as a rumor but just in case I thought I'd share this.
     
  2. Mechafire

    Mechafire Shadow Broker Moderator News Staff

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    Hmm. If it is the Henkei mold, I will definitely warm up to the figure.
     
  3. Optimus Prime

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    That would be pretty cool; do they have the rights to use Takara/Tomy exclusive molds, though?
     
  4. guard convoy

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    i see it as the punch gloves being canonized and we are getting the launchers whoo
     
  5. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    If I remember right, the only reason hasbro didn't do the launchers for hotshot was cost. can someone verify this?
     
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    they are using the master mold i am guessing, seeing the universe is a modified henkei figure (as in they modified the mold to remove the launcher ability)

    the original mold still reteined the boosters
     
  7. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    well, that explains things
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    that certainly makes me warm towards joining
     
  9. Blasterpwns

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    I was sold on him already, but the launchers make him more desireable.
     
  10. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy

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    Yeah Pete hinted as much on the Allspark back when the images of the figure first were revealed online.

    Randy
     
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    OK, that does make me more interested in him.
     
  12. Triceradon

    Triceradon Sunbow Delenda Est

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    From what I hear, the holes for the missiles lessen the back kibble a tad.

    Is this true?
     
  13. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, just a tiny bit.
     
  14. QmTablit

    QmTablit BotBot in the what, I said BotBot in the what

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    Barely.

    The stupid "we put the spoilers on the shoulders" aspect of the design still fumbles the figure entirely.
     
  15. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X Old skool. In a lot of ways.

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    Oh, this is going to be sweeet....
     
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    I really hope its the henkei one, mmmm launchers.
     
  17. Cast

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    Pete said on the forums that the Wings Of Honor theme is going to be carrying for all of year 6.
     
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  18. Scantron

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    I can't see how the addition of missile launchers somehow magically fixes all the problems with this mold and makes it worth paying for. Just because you put icing on a turd, it doesn't become a cupcake.
     
  19. TornadoQuakeX

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    Of course it's the Hot Shot mold. I thought the initial images were obvious enough?
     
  20. Cast

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    Think you just missed the point of the thread mate, its that dion has the guns that were only in the henkei version of the toy before now, universe 2 hotshot = no guns so this isn't exactly the same as the past US version of the mould.

    I must say adding the guns and taking the small parts out of the back bumper must do something to improve this mould cos I own the henkei hotshot and its no where near as a bad as people are making out the mould to be so.