Earthrise Prowl/Ironhide And Ramjet/Dirge Sets Revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shin Densetsu, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Mercutio

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    Prowl looks pretty good, although that's weird if they gave him the wrong head.

    I really wish Ironhide's roof didn't partsform. Might pass on the set because of that. I was really hoping for a "definitive" Ratchet/Ironhide mold, but this one falls short.
     
  2. Phamduc

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    Ironhide inhand feel way more solid than siege wish could be , the new window chest make him more ironhide
     
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    It has been both. Prime shares parts, but is largely new. Megatron is a remold. Datsuns are new molds. Seekers are new molds that share design concepts with the classics version, ironhide is a remold etc. it’s not like every new version is literally the siege figures retooled
     
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  4. kwanzaabot

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    That was 12 years ago.
    Studio Series has shown that they're fully capable of taking realistic altmodes attached to recognizable characters that can evoke the G1 style, with minimal transformation steps (ie no over-engineering), while bringing those characters into the 21st century. Again, May I point out Dropkick as an example of a pretty good modern take on a Fairlady/Datsun-style mold, and Blitzwing as a potential Seeker mold.

    Some G1 characters like Earthrise Optimus and the Lambo boys are pretty close to perfect, but Prowl could really do without the anorexic waist and the giant hollow clown feet.
     
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    I wasn't saying all of them, but it's prominent enough that the point still stands. Some were remolded, and some were given mostly or all new molds that are so similar in design (Optimus and Datsuns) that they are still very redundant. The seekers were done right. Two designs with drastically different appearances. I know this is beating a dead horse, but every time one of these repeat characters gets revealed, it just bugs me. Think of all the variety that's been skipped in favor of this rehashing.
     
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    I've never cared for the coneheads, but I wish Ramjet was available solo so I could get several to paint as the cool Seeker Elites.

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    Most excited about the Coneheads.
     
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    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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  9. Mercutio

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    His whole roof coming off literally makes him less Ironhide.

    And I'm not sure how you could know how solid he is in hand... since he isn't out yet.
     
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    I held off on pre-ordering the cone-heads because I had other stuff I was trying to get at the time. Should I still try for pre-order or would I probably be dealing with a lot of delays/re-stock waits etc.?
     
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    I see you have not yet met Phamduc.
     
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  12. IronMagnus

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    I hate to be the first one to break it to you, but the CHUG deluxe coneheads don't have cone kibble on their backs.
     
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    Yeah, they just have a face exposed at all times on the underside of the jet.
     
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  14. IronMagnus

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    And I spend a whole lot of time looking at the bottom of transformers in jet mode, so that totally matters...
     
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    I'm just sayin', my dude.
     
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    With hasbro repaint fever, you can hope for a select g2 ramjet...
    We have for now 8 repaint of siege seekers and 6 repaint/remold of earthrise...
     
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    Ah come on, Mr Magnus, can’t tell me you don't enjoy giving your fliers a good swooshing around the room as they’re held high above your head. :D 

    Wish Dirge was a stand-alone. He’s my favorite Conehead and I’d feel less inclined to finish the trio with just him.
     
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    Those who don't swoosh have no souls!
     
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  19. Mercutio

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    Does he procure early factory "samples," or does he just have a good imagination, haha?
     
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    Soooo... uh, is Ironhide wearing a cape orrrrr...?

    /slowly double facepalms
     
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